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Sy Jo'hn Jehk4
THE LAST FEW WEEKS this column has been featuring the assort-
ed grievances of participants in intramural sports. It seems only
fair that before continuing with these complaints a few words should
be said about the troubles one meets when running a program as large
as Michigan's intramural program.
From autumn until spring at least one sport is in the process of
being played, and more often than not there are several diversions
offered to the sports-minded. Throw in upwards of 80 competing
teams, individual tournaments and co-recreation night, and wide
possibilities for a colossal foul-up appear on the horizon.
* * * *
Orchids to Earl Riskey
PERHAPS NO OTHER administrator on this campus tackles his
job with more enthusiasm than Earl Riskey, IM czar. Aided by
his assistant, Rod Grambeau, and a staff of student managers, Riskey
has kept the intramural gears greased for the last 18 years. There
have been the inevitable errors that accompany such a huge organi-
zation, but they have been kept to a miiimum because of Riskey's
tireless efforts.
Riskey gave us a good idea of the complexity of his outfit when
we asked him why the champions of the fraternity and residence hall
leagues don't meet in a real title contest. He pointed out that football
lasts too late in the year to play another game, basketball finishes the
week before spring vacation and that the finals in baseball are still
going during final exams.
Besides the scheduling difficulties encountered in such a
project, there is the added factor of what to do with the profes-
ional fraternity and independent winners. Riskey stated that
they. would want to be considered in any campus championship
deal, making any playoff that much more remote.
Besides arranging the various schedules for the four leagues,
Riskey also spends considerable time collecting oddities which have
occurred in intramural competition. These tidbits of information
are inserted in the IM handbook which is published annually. We
picked out a few of the more interesting happenings to pass along
to the masses.
Them Were the Days
THERE WAS THE TIME a fraternity dog, sleeping peacefully be-
hind home plate, was rudely awaken by a player lunging for a pop
foul in the dog's vicinity. The startled canine showed his disapproval
of such carryings-on by promptly imbedding his teeth in the player's
throat. No sir, softball today just isn't the he-man sport it used to be.
Back in '34 Phi Psi and Phi Epsilon Pi staged a softball game
that turned out to be an offensive monster. Phi Psi won, 24-16,
scoring the unbelievable total of 17 runs in the third frame. They
had to do it, too, for in that same inning Phi Pi came up with 11
The real marathon tilt of intramural competition featured a
hockey playoff between the 38's and the Delts. -There were three
regular periods during which nobody scored. Five more overtimes
produced the same net results. In the sixth overtime period, with
both squads out on their feet, a 38 edged one into the nets for a 1-0
win. The total elapsed time was an even four hours.
Next time you drift through the lobby of the Sports building, take
a gander at the plaques hanging there. They are the gift of an
alumnus named Mitchell, who in turn received them from one Jean
Chryssafis. The latter got them from the Ministry of Education in
Athens, Greece. They are replicas of originals excavated in 1924
on the estate of an Athenian nobleman.



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Squad of 40
Set for Key
Illini Clash
Defense Stressed
In Final Workout
A squad of forty Wolverine grid
men entrains for Champaign at
7:30 this morning for tomorrow's
all important Conference clash
with Illinois.
In holding yesterday's final
practice session Coach Bennie
Oosterbaan put most of the em-
phasis on defense, but he stressed
the fact that a sharp and poised
attack must also be in the posses-
sion of his charges when they
take the field against the Illini.
S* * .*
"WE HAVE to give them every-
thing we've got," he told his white
shirted pupils, and the hope is
that nothing has been left behind
for this journey.
The team is in good physical
shape and the same backfield
combination that has racked up
three straight Big Ten victories
will again carry the offensive
load for the Wolverines in their
biggest test so far.
Captain Bill Putich will be at
left half, Ted Topor at quarter-
back, Wes Bradford at right half
and Don Peterson will be the full-
back. This quartetalongwith
star end Lowell Perry have ac-
counted for practically all of the
108 points that Michigan has
rolled up against its Conference
Defensively the Wolverines are
out to stop Johnny Karras, but
even if they can do this they will
also have to deal with Don Stev-
ens, Bill Tate and Pete Bachouras.
The compete travelingateam:
Ends: B o b Dingman, Merritt
Greene, Fred Pickard, Leo Schlicht,
Tad Stanford, Gene Knutson, Russ
Osterman and Lowell Perry.
Tackles: Jim Balog, Bruce Bartho-
lomew, Tom Johnson, Ben Pederson
and Ralph Stribe..
Guards: Dick Beison, Don Bennett,
Don Dugger, Tom Kelsey, Pete Kin-
yon, Bob Matheson, Bob Timin and
Jim Wolter.
Centers: Dean Ludwig, Wayne Mel-
chiori, Emil Morlock, Dick O'Shaugh-
nessy and Roger Zatkoff.
Backs: Bill Billings, Wes Bradford,
Don Eaddy, Ted Kress, Larry LeClaire,
Duncan McDonald, Don Odham, Don
Peterson, Bill Putich; Russ. Rescorla,
Dave Tinkham, Ted Topor, Tom With-
erspoon and Don ZanFagna.



Golfers Pick 'M'-Illinois Battle Recalls
Tomorrow's Games of Grange, Harmon

* * * *


Illini Line Big Factor
In Success Thus Far


Daily Sports Editor

fense and defense in the Illini
Platoon arrangement

With the Michigan-Illinois foot-4
ball collision just 24 hours away, Michigan's Tom Johnson is Ul-
tension in both war camps is rich's equal or superior in every
mounting to feverish proportions. respect, Both are potential full-
The critical battle between theI time battlers and both have been
Westrn Cnfernce' curentlisted as All-America possibilities.
Western Conference's current' The Illinois right side is manned
leaders should develop into an all-btheBos ghsde anned
out offensive struggle with block- by tackle Bob Weddell and guard
ing the key element. Don Gnidovic, with Dan Sabino
,n eeenoperating at the pivot position.
BTH TEAMS have proven thatĀ±Ends Joe Vernasco and Rex Smith
BOTHTEAM hae prven hatflank the offensive line.
they can move with the football. 1
Wolverine blocking has been ex--
cellent in the last three games. State To H old
opening the gates for sixteen
touchdowns against Big Ten o t t l s
Michigan's power demonstra- AS
tions hit a crescendo last week-IEAST LANSING-(A)-Members
end, with Minnesota victimized of the Michigan State football
by a thunderou ogression of squad wil bump heads at an inter-
aigthuornetroustpossino squad scrimmage tomorrow.
Coach Biggie Munn notified the
Meanwhile, Illinois was flexing squad a game condition scrim-
some muscles of its own in turn- mage would be held in the after-
ing back the unpredictable In- noon in Macklin Stadium. Michi-
diana Hoosiers by a substantial gan State has an open date while
21-0 margin. It was conquest Notre Dame, due here Nov. 10,
number five for the Illini who takes on Navy.
have yet to taste defeat this sea- * *
son.SCRIMMAGE sessions were on
order for the rest of the week as
The Illinois machine has been Munn made up for allowing the
especially formidable in its ground I players to take it easy Monday
offensive, averaging over 200 yards and Tuesday.
per game.
p * * Munn concentrated on trying
THAT FACT speaks well for the to develop a razor sharp edge on
both his offense and defense.
steiling, assortment of backfield( "The dangers of a rest is that
aces on the Illini roster, but muchy thaneshareste s ht
of the credit is due the offensive te las. "Wep dgot tod
line.the players. "We've got to get
right down to business now and
The left side of the forward watch the details."
wall has been especially unre-_

Grid Victors
PINEHURST, N. C.---P)-"I am
probably the best football handi-
capper in the whole state of
Texas," said National Open golf
champion Ben Hogan, selecting
Texas and Texas A. and M. to
win the big Southwest games to-
Ed (Porky) Oliver of Seattle
figures California will trample
U.C.L.A., about 33-7. Clayton
Heafner of Charlotte, N.C., sees
no hope for North Carolina
against Tennessee.
*~ * *
SAM SNEAD calculates Wake
Forest will trip Clemson in a close
game. E. J. (Dutch) Harrison of
St. Andrews, Ill., likes Illinois over
We left our crystal ball in
New York when we came down
for the Ryder cup matches, so
why not let Uncle Sam's golfers,
all avid football followers, take
{over the job.
jHere goes: Southwest (picked
by Ben Hogan of Fort Worth).
TEXAS OVER Southern Metho-
dist-It'll be a close game but the
Longhorns will stop S.M.U.'s Fred
Benners at Austin.
Texas A. and M. over Arkan-
sas-the Aggies bound back aft-
er the Baylor tie and Arkansas
?is not as good as against Texas.
'Baylor over Texas Christian -
the Horned Frogs can't stop Larry
Isbell's pin-point passing. I
MIDWEST (Picked by Dutch
Ohio State over Northwest-
ern-Ohio State is rolling again
and the Wildcats will think
they're seeing snakes in the
Illinois over Michigan-don't be
surprised if the Wolverines score
an upset but we'll have to stock
to Illinois on the record.
South (Picked by Clayton Heaf-
ner and Sam Snead):
TENNESSEE over North Caro-
lina-the Tarheels give the coun-
try's No. 1 team a battle, but
they're not good enough.
Georgia Teach over Duke-
the rambling wreck does another
wrecking job.
The others:. Georgia over Ala-
bama, Tulane over Mississippi
State, Louisiana State over Mis-
sissippi, Maryland over Missouri,
Kentucky over Miami.
EAST: (Picked by the roving
Jimmy Demaret):
Cornell over Columbia-the
1 Big Red recovers from last
week's mauling by Princeton.
It's still a solid team.
Dartmouth over Yale-another
little package of grief for Prof.
I Herman Hickman in an upset.
Far West (Picked by Ed Oliver):
Washington State over Stanford
-This is the upset special. State
has won some good ones, lost some
close ones.
California over U.C.L.A. - The
Golden Bears can move a building
with their powerful charge, so
U.C.L.A. should be easy. .
Washington over Oregon State-
the Huskies have the best material
on the coast, and this week they
show it.

first victory over Michigan.

Five years after this initial
triumph, Red Grange staged his
memorable one-man touchdown
parade. The occasion was the
dedication game of the Illinois
Memorial Stadium, and Grange
scored four times in the first ten
minutes and once in the last
quarter as the Orange and Blue
stunned Michigan, 39-14.
The story of this game and ofj,
Grange's exploits has been retold
countless times by the loyal fol-
lowers of the University of Illinois.
Michigan fans however, remember
with pride what happened on a
much less publicized afternoon just
one year later, when the Wolver-
ines stopped the Illini and their
star, 3-0.
THREE significant changes had
strengthened Michigan for the
great test of 1925. The immortal
Fielding Yost was back at the
helm after a doctor's-orders vaca-
tion of a year, Bennie Oosterbaan
was beginning his All American
career at end, and Benny Fried-
man was coming into his own as
a passer and quarterback. Fried-
man provided the margin of vic-
tory with an eighteen yard field-
goal just before the half, while
the great Michigan forward wall
kept Grange tightly in check all
Michigan rolled in the early
thirties under former All Ameri-
can Harry Kipke, and the Illini
felt the might of those Wolver-
ine powerhouses in.35-0 and 32-0

Seek 3(1Win
Tomorrow morning on Ferry
Field Michigan's Junior Varsity
grid squad will seek its third vic-
tory of the season at the expense
of a Miami Ohio) JV eleven.
The Wolverines will be without
the services of tailback Don Evans,
who was injured in last week's 7-6
defeat of Michigan State.
Evans had sparked the Maize
and Blue with his hard running
! nd sharp passing as they beat
Marquette 27-21, and lost, 20-7, to
MSC in other encounters this year.
To take up the offensive slack
caused by Evans' injury, coach
Don Robinson is counting heavily
on fullbacks Fred Baer and Dick
Balzhiser, quarterback Mark Scarr,
and wingbacks Stan Knickerbock-
erer and Dan Beckers
,Scarr~, Baer and Balzhiser also
spearhead Robinson's aerial at-
tack, which has functioned well
of late, with end Bob Topp doing
most of the catching.
After Miami, Michigan has one
remaining JV tilt. The Wolverines
take on Northwestern's Junior
Varsity next Friday, one week
from today, also on Ferry Field,

Perfect conference records area
on the line tomorrow as Michigan's1
defending Big Ten champions in-l
vade the camp of the "Fighting1
Illini" for the thirty-seventh re-
newal of their ancient gridiron
The series began in 1898 whenI
the Wolverines, on the way to their1
first championship of the West,
stopped the Illini, 12-5.
7 L . 1

ILLINOIS had to wait twenty- against eleven losses.
one years and four games before
the 1919 outfit brought home the

nois for twenty-eight years. engi-
neered the greatest upset in the
history of the series when in 1939
his Fighting Illini rose to the
heights and spilled Michigan and
Tom Harmon. 16-7.
Since then, however most of the
glory has been Michigan's as the
Wolverines have taken nine of the
last eleven games between the two
The all-time standing shows
Michigan with twenty-five wins


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* * * *

Alpha-Delts Take 3d Place Playoffs

Alpha Delta Phi, sparked by
Roger Muliers running and pass-
ing, edged Lambda Chi Alpha 12-
10 for third place honors in fra-
ternity football.
Mulier scored on an end run of
17 yards and grabbed a pass in
the end zone from Spike Quirk
good for 15 yards and a touch-
down. Lambda Chi tallied on two
safeties and a short pass from1
Mary Milken to Dick Good.
PHI CHI featured a steamrolling1
attack and an air tight defense to

score, Alpha Omega racked up
47 yards offense to top Tau Ep-
silon Rho 6-0, in a game that
was in doubt until a 40 yard pass
play gave the Alpha Omegas the
winning margin.
Two 20 yard passes from Wan-
dieski to Effencheck spelled de-
feat for Michigan House as Kelsey
house rolled over the west quad
square 19-0. Michigan houses only
scoring threat was stopped by
Bereud's interception of a pass
and a runback for a touchdown.

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Carl Brunsting's running a n d passing and running, Phi Kappa
Chuck Krecke's pass receiving. Tau tore the Acacia defense apart
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finals on a 14-0 count. Levering'
and Grant were the targets as
Pauly passed for one touchdown,
two extra points, and ran 42 yards
to score the other marker.
Alpha Kappa Kappa hit pay
dirt on a short jump pass and
this proved to be enough. The
Phi Alpha Kappas could not dentr
the Alpha Kappa defense for more!
than a safety when they blockedj
a punt in the end zone to make
the final score 6-2.
Law Club (B) bowed to an alert
Delta Sigma Delta eleven 26-0, inI
a contest marked by fumbles that
ruined the Law Club's scoring
drives. Sawusch scored twice,
Schilde, and Glick once to spark
the Delt Sig attack. The Rum
Pots won by forfeit from the Ha-
* * *
Wenley 5, Williams 1
Strauss 6, Lloyd 0
Allen-Rumsey 6, Huber 0
Greene 6, Cooley 4
Taylor 5, Tyler 1
Adams 6, Anderson 0
Hinsdale 4, Prescott '2
Hayden 3, Winchiell 3
Chicago 3, Fletcher 3
Hockey Squad
Begpins Work
Coach Vic Heyliger wasted little
time yesterday as he sent his 1951
NCAA hockey champs through a
light scrimmage in the first prac-
tice session of the season.
The object, Heyliger declared,
was merely to "get the boys' legs
in shape."
With nine lettermen returning
to the ice wars plus nine men from
last year's talented freshman
squad, Heyliger will this year find
himself with an abundance of good
The only position left complete-
ly vacant by graduation is that of,
goalie, a post ably handled by Hal
Downes last winter. Heyliger thinks
he has a capable replacement in
sophomore Willard Ikola, who he

lenting in the five games played
to date. Led by Captain Chuck trying to develop split second per-
Studley and big Charles Ulrich fection in ball-handling. He was
onthepantideigCheslrihs especially critical of the few fum-
on the port side, the line has be oe npacc.
swept aside opposing defenses bles noted in pratcice.
sweettusbleweeds ingadefnse !"You can't m a k e mistakes
like tumbleweeds in a wind- against Notre Dame." he warned.
Backfield coach Red Dawson
Studley. the speedy 191 pound and end coach Earle Edwards had
left guard, has helped paved the charge of the defensive unit.
way for Illinois' flashy pair of The defensive backs and safety-
halfbacks, Johnny Karras and men were run through a long drill
Don Stevens, by pulling out of his on pass defense. The emphasis
front position in a swift and de- was on covering the potential re-
ceptive manner. ceived at all times as the defense
* * *was tested with pass patterns used
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