TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1951
THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE THREI
Junior Varsity Defeats
M~anager Selfridge Field, 55-46
THE MORNING LINE
By TED PAPES
Daily Sports Editor
THE CITY OF DETROIT has pulled itself into sporting prominence
Motor City fans hardly recall how badly they were let down by
the Tigers last summer as their new favorites surge into the national
headlines. It's the football Lions and the hockey Red Wings who are
responsible, of course.
Ten days ago Lion rooters were sadly shaking their heads after
San Francisco had knocked the Detroiters out of first place in the
National Conference of the pro football league. It looked like the city
would have to celebrate its 200th birthday without a major sports
Birthday Gift for Detroit
NOW THE BEACON OF HOPE flashes brightly once again, since
the unpredictable Bobby Layne came up with some gridiron
legerdemain in the frantic fight with Los Angeles last Sunday.
As the clock ticked off four final minutes of that decisive contest,
field-general Layne knew it was a case of kill or be killed and he
refused to let his Lions succumb. It was one of those pivotal climaxes
which will remain legendary in the record books.
An sanalysis of Lion play against the Rams reveals that the
same formula was used by Detroit that the Cleveland Browns
employed when they nipped Los Angeles in the closing seconds
of last year's championship playoff.
In both battles the winners effected key gains in crucial spots by
crossing up Ram defenders with quarterback sneaks. Otto Graham
almost single-handedly moved the ball down the field for the Browns
to set up a title-winning field goal last December.
On Sunday quarterback Layne was working overtime on
sneak plays, and the sustaining element in his eleventh-hour vic-
tory drive was his own 25-yard dash around end which gave the
Lions a first down on the enemy 22.
All the Detroit heroics would be wasted, however, if the Lions
do not solve the problem posed by San Francisco. The '49ers were in
complete mastery at Briggs Stadium and they may have become so
used to taming Buddy Parker's gridmen that they might skunk Detroit
again this weekend..
* * *
San Francisco Blocks Path
FRANKIE ALBERT AND Y. A. TITTLE ruled the airlanes in their
first Lion encounter so they must be halted. Then too, fullback
Joe Perry made a shambles of the left side of Detroit's defensive for-
ward wall. Perry crashed inside the end time and again after fake
pitchouts by the Frisco quarterbacks.
If the Lions succeed in turning aside the '49ers, out will come
the bunting and tinsel for pro football's world series just in time for
the climax to Detroit's year-long birthday party. Cleveland, of course,
would be the guest of honor.
Meanwhile, the Red Wings continue to plod along through
the tiring National Hockey League regular season campaign
toward another shot at the coveted Stanley Cup which slipped
from their grasp early last spring.
The Wings, it will be recalled, were loop champs last year but
Montreal upset them in the opening Cup series and Toronto came on
to win the trophy from the Canaiens in the finals.
Detroit is once again ahead of the pack in NHL standings,
having lost only four of 25 games so far. The Maple Leafs are
just four points off the pace in second place, and followers of the
ice sport look for another two-team title duel.
While the Leafs were being badly damaged by New York Sunday
night, the Wings came from behind to edge Montreal, 3-2, on the
strength of a pair of goals by Marcel Pronovost scored within 33
seconds of each other. Pronovost is playing his first full season in the
Wolverines Prowl Again
HOCKEY IS USHERING IN the local winter sports program as the
Wolverines broke out of their shell with two successes in three
starts so far. The series split with Montreal over the weekend put an
early end to pressure of a perfect season and it may be just as well.
Now the pucksters can settle down to the long, hard task of retaining
their NCAA monarchy. Every indication points to another powerful
On the hardwood the prospectus is considerably more modest.
It isn't fair to start judging Ernie McCoy's 1951-52 entry yet
but its loss to Central Michigan was listed by the New York Times
as one of a handful of major opening game upsets.
Wolverine cage fans will get their first look at the team next
Monday when the home schedule breaks open, with Butler University
providing the test. Big Ten play doesn't begin until January 5th.
Rumblings around the Yost Fieldhouse have it that Don Can-
ham's track squad will be a headline-maker before very long. Weak
spots have ben strengthened and the same is true of the Michigan
swimming team. The cinder campaign opens in February and the
tankmen are ready to start Saturday.
Wrestling and gymnastics round out the winter sports diet, and
the mat roster is reported loaded with talent.
J. Paul Sheedy* Switched to Wildroot Cream-Oil
Because He Flunked The Finger-Nail Test
NEW YORK-(P)-The St. Louis
Cardinals finally landed the Gi-
ants' Eddie Stanky as their new
manager yesterday as baseball's
trade dikes burst open with two
major deals involving four clubs
and a total of ten players.
Stanky goes to the Cardinals in
a swap that brings veteran pitcher
Max Lanier and outfielder Chuck
Diering to the New York Giants.
THE CINCINNATI Reds and
Philadelphia Phillies figured in the
day's other big trade affecting sev-
The Reds are sending three
men-pitcher Howard Fox, sec-
ond baseman Connie Ryan and
catcher Forrest Burgess-to the
Phils for catcher Andy Semin-
ick, outfielder Dick Sisler, in-
fielder Eddie Pellagrini a n d
pitcher Niles Jordan.
These were the only major deals
of the winter baseball meetings,
which officially closed yesterday.
* * *
THE SEVEN- player swap be-
tween Cincinnati and Philadelphia
was completed after a four-hour
conference attended by President
Bob Carpenter and Manager Eddie
Sawyer of the Phils and General
Manager Gabe Paul and Manager
Luke Sewell of the Reds.
The long-simmering transaction
for Stanky, in the works for weeks,
was consummated in a series of
long-distance telephone conversa-
tions involving Owner Fred Saigh
of the Cardinals, President Horace
Stoneham of the Giants and
PRO GRID ROUNDUP:
49ers Last Stu
In Hungry Li
Nation in AP
SI. J oh's Ruln1er-up;
Illinois Places Third
NEW YORK -0P)- Kentucky,
which won the 'NCAA basketball
championship and the final 1951
Associated Press poll of basketball
teams, came out on top again yes-
terday in the first AP poll of the
nation's top ten cage teams.
Coach Adolph Rupp's Wildcats,
who opened their season Saturday
night with an impressive 96-46
walloping of Washington & Lee,
apparently convinced the nation's
sportswriters and sportscasters
that they still rate the top berth.
Kentucky polled 40 of the 98 first
place votes and wound up with a
total of 1,021 votes-the only team
to go over the 1,000 mark.
S * *
ST. JOHN'S veteran team was
ranked second, pointing up the two
teams' clash at Lexington, Ken-
tucky, next Monday night as one
of the early season's top games.
Points are awarded on a basis
of ten for first, nine for second,
eight for third, etc., down to one
point for tenth place.
Illinois, St. Louis and Kansas
State, perennial mid-west powers
who also made the final 1950-51
poll, were next in line. The defend-
ing Big Ten champions from Illi-
nois, fifth last year, are rated third
with St. Louis moving up from
tenth last year to fourth and Kan-
sas State going from fourth to
fifth in this poll. Illinois had 757
points, St. Louis 486 and Kansas
Washington, pride of the Pacific
coast, finished sixth with 299,
ahead of Seton Hall. The South
Orange, New Jersey school had
268 points to edge out Kansas,
which had 250.
special to The Daily
SELFRIDGE ,FIELD - M'chi-
gan's Junior Varsity basketball
team found an uncooperative host
in the Selfridge Field five last
night, but managed to come froin
behind in the closing minutes of
the contest to defeat the airmen,
It was the second straight vic-
tory for the Wolverine Jayvees,
who have yet to .aste defeat thisG
COACH J. T. White's squad got
off to a quick lead in the first
quarter only to see it diminish by
the begininng of the second per-
iod. Selfridge then took the lead
and improved on it until it held aj
33-21 edge at halftime.
The Air Force quintet con-
tinued to maintain its advan-
tage through the third quarter,
but began to bog down in the
final period as Michigan turned
on the heat. The Wolverines
pouredthrough 15 points in the
last stanza while holding Sel-
fridge to only two field goals.
An i ability to sink foul shots
kept Michigan in hot water dur-
ing most of the contest. The Wol-
verines rceixed 36 free tosses at
the basket, but were able to make
gool on only 17 of them. On the
other hand Selfridge converted 16
free throw\,s in 24 chances.
Paul Oritfsky ke, the Wolver-
ine hopes alive with 17 points to
take scoring honors for the night.
Bill Wisner. anohi er Wolverine Ju-
nior Varsi operative, tallied
Wednesday tight the Jayvees
overpowerd Hlillsdale JV, 85-36.
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SHEER ROBBERY-That's what Jean Bruneau (10), Montreal
right winger must have yelled after Michigan's great sophomore
goalie, Willard Ikola, hit the ice in last Saturday's thrilling contest
to stop a sure goal. However, enough shots got by him to enable the
Carabins to eke out a 5-4 victory over the Wolverines.
Big Seven Bans Bowl Games;
Sportswriters Favor Contests
NEW YORK-P)--With all the Th
cries of over-emphasis and com- THIS ACTION, however, was in
mercialism in collegiate sports, sharp contrast to the results of a
there has been talk-and some ac- poll by the Associated Press of
tion-that the post-season bowl over 100 of nation's sportswriters
games be stricken from the foot- and sportscasters on the subject.
ball schedules. By a margin of approximately 4-
The Big Seven Conference, in a 1to-, their opinion was that bowl
far-reaching move, has banned all games are harmless and should be
post-season athletic contests ef- retained.
fective next year. Almost all those who favored
retention of these games sug-
gested that some sort of restric-
tions be placed upon them, how-
Many thought the number of
bowls be limited to a select few
on Title N arch such as the Rose, Cotton, Sugar
and Orange Bowls, for example.
* * *
pointer early in the second quar- OTIERS TIIOUGHT that the
ter. gate receipts of the big classics
In a game which saw the lead
change hands seven times, the
Detroit defense stood out all Fi S 'Week
afternoon. 'Twice it halted drives SWNMIN
deep in its own territory, onceSWIMMING
after Los Angeles had a first Dec. 15--Michigan A.A.U. at
down on the Lion's two yard Ann Arbor at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
A pass from Doak Walker to Dec. 14-University of Tor-
Leon Hart in the final three min- onto at Ann Arbor at 8:00 p.m.
utes of play was sufficient to wrap I Dec. 15-University of Tor-!
up the game for the Detroiters. onto at Ann Arbor at 8:00 p.m.
THE CLEVELAND Browns won
their tenth consecutive NFL game, should be split among the mem-
this one over the Steelers, to give reprs of the conference which is
them the right to meet the repre-
sentative of the National loop on Others favored continuance of
Dec. 23 for the professional chain- only the charity games, such as
pionship. the East-West and North-South
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The Detroit Lions bounced back,
into first place of the National
Conference of the National Foot-
ball League Sunday like true
champions when they came from
behind four times to register a
24-22 victory over the Los Angeles
In order to win their first divi-
sion championship since 1935, the
Lions must capture the regular
season's final game against the
San Francisco 49ers next Sunday.
* * *
IN OTHER GAMES in the Na-
tional League the Bears, who are
now tied with the Rams, one-half
game off the Lions' pace, crushed
the New York Yankees, 45-21, and
San Francisco downed Green Bay,
The Rams, who battle the
Packers, and the Bears, who
take on their cross-town rivals,
the Cardinals, next Sunday
still have an outside chance of
taking the league crown if De-
troit should falter against the
49ers, who defeated them earlier
in the season, 20-10.
The Cleveland Browns clinched
their sixth consecutive division ti-
tle-their second since leaving the
All-American Conference-by de-
feating the Pittsburgh Steelers,
28-0; the New York Giants main-
tained their winning ways by
dropping the Philadelphia Eagles,
23-7; and Bill Dudley's 18-yard
field goal with 15 seconds to go
gave the Washington Redskins a
20-17 victory over the Chicago
* * *
DESPITE A record-breaking per-
formance by the Rams' Bob Wa-
terfield, who booted five field
goals in seven attempts, the mar-
gin of victory for the Lions was
Pat Harder's single 33-yard three-
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Los Angeles .. 7
Chicago Bears 7
San Francisco 6
Green Bay ... 3
N. Y. Yanks ..
Cleveland .... 10
N. Y. Giants 8
Philadelphia . 4
Pittsburgh .. 3
Chicago Cards 2
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3 1 .700 319
4 0 .636 350
4 0 .636 272
4 1 .600 234
8 0 .273 240
8 2 .111 224
L T Pet. PF
I 0 .909 307
2 1 .80)0 227
6 0 .455 173
7 0 .364 225
7 1 .300 163
9 0 .182 186
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