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FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1953




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BGODNMR?(Second in a series on Rihig;n
Y football prospects for the coming
The Michigan grid picture looks
quite bright in at least two posi-
tions, in these all important spring
In a time when Coach Ooster-
baan must find players capable of
playing both offensively and de-
fensively, he has encountered little
difficulty in finding ends and cen-
ters who can accomplish this feat.
ford, Bob Topp, John Veselenak
and Jim Bates are all outstanding
candidates for the end positions.
According to Oosterbaan all of
these players can adapt to "going
both ways."
Although Knutson played on
the defensive squad most of last
season.he has proved his versi-
tility in playing offense in spring
Knutson, a junior who stands
6'4", and weighs 210 has natural
speed and pass-grabbing ability
in addition to his rugged frame to
qualify him for the post.
Tad Stanford, offensive end
for the most part, is another jun-
ior who should be able to stand
the pace and fit into the picture
without too much difficulty.
Stanford is not out for spring
practice because he is also a var-
sity golfer.
Topp is a junior who saw limited
action last season under the two
platoon system. He has shown con-
tInued improvement in practices
thus far, both defensively and of-
ALONG WITH Bates and Vese-
lenak, basket-baller Leo Schlict
has the necessary potential and
could very easily play the gruelling
60 minute game. Not to be counted
out is Jerry Williams, outstanding
freshmaIf end of the practices
completed thus far.
The job of finding a capable
pivot man has not been too dif-
ficult either. Although captainI
Dick O'Shaughnessy has been
switched to the guard position
1< in the spring practices, end re-
placements are available theI
change is by no means perman-
The possibility that O'Shaugh-
nessy may play the offensive cen-
ter spot, which he has held down
for the last two seasons, as well
as the defensive guard slot is given
Bucks Threat
To Michigan's
Golf Crown
(Third in a Series)
A definite threat to Michigan's
fond hopes of repeating its 1952
Big Ten golf title is presented by
Ohio State.
Returning lettermen from the
'52 squad approach double figures,
and the Buckeyes deploy this abun-
dance of talent Michigan State
COPYING THE two platoon sys-
tem, so efficiently utilized by foot-
ball powers, Coach Bob Kepler us-
ually sends his three best to the
tee and interchanges six others on
the links.
In a match, for instance,
Frank Cardi, Ohio State Ama-
teur Champion and third from
the top in the '52 Big Ten meet,
Mel Woefling and Frank Guar-
asci play both the morning and
afternoon rounds.
From the remaining six, George
Frankfeld, Thad Long, Tom Good-
site, George Smith, Larry Harper,
and Larry Munsie, three are chos-

The deadline for entries for
the All-Campus Golf Tourna-
ment is tomorrow. Entries
should be made at the I-M
office. -Earl Riskey
en to play in the morning and the
rest in the afternoon, thus allow-
ing Coach Kepler to field a six
man team at all times.
THE BUCKEYES' desirable ad-
vantage of having enough excel-
lent golfersto afford indecision on
who is to play is the main reason
why Big Ten golf coaches look to-
ward Columbus with a reasonable
degree of worry.
e Besides their superiority in
numbers, the Scarlet and Grey
enjoy the delightful advantage
of a balanced and experienced
team. It is virtually the same
squad that drove and putted
its way to fourth place in the
Big Ten last year.
The Buckeyes are infused with
the determination to prove that
last year's descent to fourth place
after taking the '51 trophy was a
frown from fortune and no indica-
tion of their actual ability.
So far this year, the Buck-
eyes have managed to squeeze

ooIMflY . 1r aIl t eteIrIU VU IA I, DETROIT--UP)--A rainy day
with the Tigers: SOME
-~-~ -~~~ ---~--- - -Detroit's game with the A's was H u t ?"
great thought. He is equally cap- early in the year. He possessed a rained out but it didn't bat ker to stay ar m
able of playing both positions, knack for accurate passing and is third baseman Fred ilatfieldi any. ply." l i"e
? qualified for a linebacking pose- . .. "'That makestwo straiiht( (,daysng..I
DEAN LUDWIG, number one tion. they haven't gotten me out ha tyng at
prospect for the center post. should John Morrow, former rugged said. Hatfield had been benched traed to it
the O'Shaughnessy switch be per- tackle. is a freshman who has also Wednesday when the iers used iains .
manent, was injured last season been changed to the center posi- an all-righthanded hitting baitt.ng he may I t
and played for only a short time tion. lineup. fieldr' Irv Nor


said: "Where's play a two-game series here Sun- had a complaint in four days Small Statistchs: The Tigers
."le doesn't like day. and Monday, so we shall see. now." have used 45 pitchers this season
iech," was the re- Dizzy Trout, pitcher turned If you took a popularity poll to the opposition's 38. . . . Seven-
n't get away quick broadcaster, burst into the lock- among the Tiger players, Steve teen home runs have been hit in
iOr, heavC been a- yr room. . . . "Who's got a sec- Souchock and Pat Mullin probably Briggs Stadium so far, eight by
outleman wil be retary, who's got a secretary. would finish on top. . . . Everyone the Tigers. . . .It's. a home run
' th" Yankees or . . . I need somebody to answer likes these guys and they pal haven.,.. Last year, 124 were hit
e grap+?in " as it all this mail," Trout said, wav- around together, . . . "Us utility there, most in the league...
i( Yankes for out- ing a pack of envelopes.... "But, men gotta stick together," says Compare that to the 31 hit in
n ..' .he Yankees you know," he added, "I haven't Souchock. spacious Griffith Stadium,





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