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FEBRUARY 19, 1953





. .by Bob M4argolin
THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT in our minds that the University of
Michigan has one of the finest, if not the finest, intramural pro-
grams in the country. A look at the record substantiates this belief:
Michigan is the only university in the country with a building
designed exclusively for intramural use. The I-M program has
more sports, 36 in number, than any other program in the country.
And what is more important, participation is the keyword for the
average student. Although no records have ever been kept, it is a
good bet that almost every male student pays at least one visit
to the Sports Building at one time or another during the school
Another fiield in which the local intramural program excels is
in faculty athletics.While sports for the faculty is unheard of on
other campuses, it flourishes in Ann Arbor. Faculty leagues share
the spotlightalong with fraternity, residence hall, independent and
International Center leagues.
Professors Teach Another Lesson
THE LEARNED ONES seem to go for intramural sports with the
same zeal as the undergraduates. Last year Earl Riskey, who is
forever introducing new gimmicks in the I-M program, engineered a
series of games between the faculty and students. The good profes-
sors put aside their lecture notes and blue book schemes long enough
to teach their disciples another type of lesson, this time whipping
them in 11 out of 20 contests.
But the event was such a success socially that brother Riskey
is going to try it again Thursday night, this time with an ambi-
tious schedule of 51 games on tap.
Over 200 students and 20 of their tutors will vie in one basketball
game, 16 volleyball tests, two bowling matches, straight rail and three-
cushion billiard matches, nine handball games, nine paddleball games,
nine squash contests and a water polo scramble.
* * * *
Basketball To Head Schedule
BIG GAME OF THE NIGHT will be basketball. Ted Toper leads a
grOup of undergraduates, mostly football players against such not-
ables as Dave Strack, Jim Skala, Bill Perigo, Matt Patanelli, J. T.
White, Bill Orwig, Don Robinson, Nels Lehsten and Richard Donnelly.
Besides Topor, the student squad will be manned by Dick Beison, Dick
Strozewski, Bob Hurley, Russ Rescorla, Ray Vander Zyde, Tom Fab-
ian, Steve Kovacik and Bill Billings.
Last year the faculty struggled to a 29-26 decision in a game that
saw 39 personal fouls committed.
Water polo should prove to be another good sport, at least
from the point of view of the spectator. But the going will be a
little rough for the yet-to-be-decided residence hall champs who
will have to face a powerful faculty array headed by two very
aquatic gentlemen, Professors Bob Hall and Chuck Fries. The
elders are a cinch to repeat last year's 7-1 sinking of Hayden
Top volleyball game on the card is between Education and Sig Ep,
faculty and fraternity champs respectively. The Turks, independent
titlists, will meet Museum, runners-up in the faculty league.
One of the outstanding features of the night's competition is
that the opposing players will be introduced to each other before
each game; afterwards the losers will treat the winners to coffee in
the Union. In other words, another blow will be struck for good fac-
ulty-student relations and a good time will be had by all.

Pi Lam

B Cagers Rout TKEs, 57-12

Basketball Runs in Groffsky Family

* 4


Two decades ago the high scor-
ing center for the Long Island
Lassies, a barnstorming Eastern
girls professional basketball team,
was 5-8 Belle Groffsky.
Today, two decades later, her
6-4 offspring, Paul Groffsky, tops
Michigan's point-getters in the
pivot position his mother once oc-
* * *'
PLAYING IN his first full sea-
son on the Wolverine varsity, the
younger Groffsky has poured
through 226 points in 16 contests
for a 14.1 average. He ranks among
the top 15 point-getters in the
Western Conference.
A few years ago, however, the
Maplewood, New Jersey, sopho-
more seemed destined for noth-
ing more than a reserve role on
his home town high school cage
Groffsky was good enough to
make only the junior varsity in
his third year at Maplewood High
School, and his first real fling at
the hoop sport.
DURING HIS senior year, Groff-
sky was elevated to ,the varsity
and responded with an 11-point
average per outing. "At that time
I had no good shots," Groffsky
recalled, "using only layups and
tip-ins to score most of my points."
Purely chance brought Groff-
* sky to Michigan. "It had a good
football reputation and a high-
ly-rated literary college-those
two were the deciding factors,"
Groffsky says. He once had foot-
ball aspirations, but his grid ca-
reer ended at the JV level.
Under the tutelage of popular
freshman coach Dave Strack, Big
Grof developed in his first year at
Ann Arbor into a promising bit of
talent on the muddled Michigan
cage scene.
* * '.
nie McCoy saw the light, throwing
Groffsky into action in the last
two ball games of the disastrous
1951-52 hardwood campaign.
Wearing the Maize and Blue
uniform for the first time, the


flashy Richie Regan as his run-
ning mutes, Groffsky matured
His favorite right-handed hook
shot and jump shot gained most
of their polish over the three
month span.
*, * *
SINCE THEN Groffsky has ex-
perienced a meteoric rise into the
Wolverine basketball limelight. No
less than 12 times he has rattled
the cords for double figures.
G.roffsky's high-water mark
came in Michigan's one-sided
win over Purdue, one of two vic-
tories chalked up by the Wol-
verines in Big Ten competition.
That night he converted nine of
15 shots from the floor for a
fancy 60 per cent shooting aver-
age, and added seven free throws
for a 25-point total.
Other scoring achievements
were an 18-point first half against
Iowa at Ann Arbor, and a field
goal and free throw with 15 sec-
onds left that tied Michigan State,
64-all in the Spartans' last-sec-
ond win at Yost Field House.

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* *.*
205-pound pivot man got in dur-
Eng the last five minutes up at
East Lansing., Big Bob Carey
was the opposing center, but
Groffsky calmly flipped in six

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gainst Michigan State's WINNING HIS first game as a
11-American. starter (against Marquette in the
also saw brief action season's opener) ranks as Tall
rdue in the season's Paul's biggest kick in his short
ing three markers in a basketball career, while the come-
use. from-behind triumph over Pitt
* * * rates a close second.
CAME last summer, As for the future, Groffsky fore-
he turning point in the cast definite improvement in the
year-old's court career. Maize and Blue quintet next year.
alized that if he was The immediate work at hand is
anywhere at Michigan, two weekend encounters at the
to work hard at per- Field House, one with sixth-place
shooting and passing. Wisconsin and the other with
k he did-in tie form lowly Northwestern.
workouts, usually last- On hand for these engagements
hours, at the South will be the one-time barnstorming
N. J., High School. center, Mrs. Belle Groffsky. With
Inge is the home of basketball exploits behind her,
indefeated Seton Hall, she'll have nothing more than a
such stars as All- slight case of nostalgia to contend
Walter Dukes and with.

lPhi Sigs Ni
PSI U; Sigma
Phi Eps Win
Greenwood Hits
Near-record 92
Scoring 51 points in the first
half, Pi Lambda Phi raced to its
third consecutive victory in Class
"B" fraternity basketball last
night, defeating a hapless Tau
Kappa Epsilon five, 57-12.
Larry Gutman paced the Pi
Lamb's scoring efforts for the eve-
ning as he tossed in 23 points,
primarily on shots within a five
foot range of the basket.
* * * '.
Williams notched 24 and 22
points respectively to spark Green-
wood Club to a one sided 92-27
victory over Methodist Christian
Fellowship, in the evening's only
Independent League encounter.
The 92 points fell one short of
tying the season's record ini In-
tramural basketball, set Tuesday
night by Phi Kappa Sigma when
it trounced Theta Delta Chi in
a Class A fraternity game, 93-20.
Although holding a command-
ing halftime lead, Phi Kappa Sig-
ma just barely managed to squeak
out a 24-22 victory over Sigma Al-
pha Epsilon in the evening's clos-
est contest.
* * *
TRAILING 15-7 at intermission,
the Sigma Alpha club closed withi
a rush but fell just short of knot-
ting the score. Tom Bradley drop-
ped in 11 points to spark the vic-
tors .
Despite a gallant individual
effort by Harold Warenock, who;
tallied 18 points, Psi Upsilon,
was handed its first setback of!
the season, losing to Phi SigmaI
Kappa, 33-27.
Bob Corrigan rolled in 13 pointss
to spark the Phi Sigs to their sec-s
ond victory in three starts.
* * r
SIGMA Phi Epsilon, perennial
Intramural all events champion,
and defending Class B Fraternity
basketball title holder had no
trouble disposing of Kappa Sigma,
Jay Schoettley dropped in 16
points to pace Sig Ep's thirdI
straight victory, enabling it to(
remain tied for the lead in theI
battle for the 1953 title.
Phi Delta Theta had no trouble1
maintaining its unbeaten record1
as Ed Wolgast scored 16 points to1
lead the team to a 50-16 trounc-
ing of Lambda Chi Alpha.
Sigma Chi, also undefeated in7
league play, kept its record intact
with a forfeit decision over Alphap
Sigma Phi.-
I-M Scores
Theta Delta Chi defeated Beta
Theta Pi (forfeit)
Sigma Phi Epsilon 40, Sigma
Chi 7
Delta Tau Delta 50, Lambda
Chi Alpha 16
Phi Sigma Kappa 33, Psi Upsi-
lon 27
Alpha Tau Omega defeated Phi
Sigma Delta (forfeit)
Zeta Beta Tau 20, Delta Kappa
Epsilon 13
Pi Lambda Phi 57, Tau Kappa
Epsilon 12
Sigma Chi defeated Alpha Sig-
ma Phi (forfeit)
Theta Xi .16, Theta Chi 9

Chi Psi 23, Alpha Delta Pi 20
Sigma Nu defeated Delta Sigma
Phi (forfeit)
Phi Kappa Sigma 24, Sigma Al-
pha Epsilon 22
Phi Gamma Delta 37, Acacia 18
Greenwood. 92, M.C.F. 27

The junior captain of Michi-
gan's 1953 thinclad squad, Jack
Carroll, is one of the best collegiate
quarter-milers in the world.
As a member of Canada's Olym-
pic team,Carroll ran 47.4 in the
mile relay in Helsinki last year,
and he is still now only 22 years
THOUGH he hasn't reached his
peak as a runner yet, Michigan's
captain has participated in set-
ting several track records. He is a
member of the Maize and Blue
distance medley relay team which
holds both the indoor and outside
world records set in 1952. He also
ran as one of the 880-yard relay
team, which holds the American
dirt track record, and with the mile
relay team holding the indoor
Michigan record.
- Individually, Carroll set the
outdoor 400-meter run Michi-
gan record (two turns) last year
with the time of 47.5, and is de-
fending Big Ten indoor champ
in the quarter-mile.
The 440 flash was born in Mon-
treal, and now hails from Verdun,
a suburb near there. He started
running the 880 and mile at Gault
Student hockey tickets for
tomorrow night's Michigan-
North Dakota hockey game go
on sale tomorrow morning at 9
a.m. at the Ferry Field ticket
--Don Weir
Institute, a high school in Mon-
treal. Carroll soon hit his stride
when he changed from the two
longer runs to the 440 during his
first summer out of high school.
* * *
won more championships than
any other man on the team before
coming to college, but he says his
greatest was winning his first Ca-
nadian Junior 440-yard cham-
pionship. It was his first big race,
and he wasn't expected to place
at all against two more experienced
- During the three years that
elapsed between high school and
college, Carroll divided his time
between working in a bank in
Montreal and running for the
Montreal Track and Field Club,
coached under the expert direc-
tion of manager, Glen Cowan.
Cowan has coached and pre-
pared the way for several young
Canadian trackmen. Pupils of his
have been: Geoff Dooley, Michi-
gan, Jack Alexander of Notre
Dame, Ross Green, a freshman at
M.S.C., and Gordon Cook, now at
CARROLL is in business admin-
istration, mostly interested in fi-
nance, here at the University. He
wants to go back to his bank in
Montreal to work when he grad-
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something like his former coach,
At one time Carroll had a
couple of other sidelines in the
world of sports. He used to play
hockey at high school with
teammates who are now on the
Michigan Jay-vee team, and he
also boxed for six years, between
the ages of 10 and 16. He was
runner-up in Montreal in the
Golden Gloves tournaments
In his first year at Michigan,
Carroll won the 600-yard run in
Cleveland against Gene Cole of
Ohio State and Henry Cryer of
Illinois. In a Chicago meet he ran
second to Mal Whitfield.
THE CANADIAN speedster con-
tracted glandular fever during the
outdoor season of his freshman
year and was unable to run.
Last year Carroll was unbeaten
in indoor inter-collegiate meets,
but lost to Mal Whitfield of OSU
and George Rhoden from Jamaica
on the boards at Boston. He was
beaten by Whitfield in Cleveland.
During last year's outdoor sea-
son, when the team was South in
Alabama and Arkansas, Carroll
figures that he was running the
best he has ever run in his life.
He was doing the 440 in about 48
seconds on poor tracks.

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CHICAGO- (W)- The Univer-
sity of Minnesota's senate com-
mittee on athletics Wednesday
voted against renewal of the Big
Ten-Pacific Coast Conference Rose
Bowl football pact. The recom-
mendation will go to the school's
faculty committee Thursday for
final action.
The committee's vote in Min-
neapolis indicated that Minnesota
will become the first Big Ten
school publicly to' go against cur-
rent renewal of the Rose Bowl
* * *
WEDNESDAY'S vote is not the
university's final stand on the

v ,
Illinois on Feb. 2 gave provi-
sional approval to the proposed
three-year extension of the bowl
series which would expire with
the 1954 game under the present
three-year agreement with the
Pacific Coast Conference.
The sentiment of all 10 mem-
bers will be expressed on a con-
ference level at the Big Ten spring
meetings May 29-30 at LaFayette,
Minnesota's senate committee
on athletics voted against renew-
al, 9-3. Two students and one
alumnus favored extension. The
action was not surprising. J. L.
Morrill, Minnesota president, vig-
orously opposed signing the orig-
inal Rose Bowl pact in 1946 and
its first renewal in 1951.

Swimming is catalogued as a
Big Ten sport when in reality it
should be listed as a "Big Two"
Michigan and Ohio State have
so completely dominated the West-
ern Conference natatorial picture
that in the last 22 years only one
school( Iowa in 1936) has suc-
ceeded in breaking the champion-
ship monopoly of the Wolverines
and Buckeyes.
pionships and Ohio State eight
in the 22 year period. The Maize
and Blue enjoyed a "Golden Age
of Swimming" from 1934 through
1941 when they captured eight
straight N.C.A.A. crowns. Twice
during the eight years the Michi-
gan swimmers were nosed out for
the conference title, but Matt
Mann brought the teams to the
correct psychological peak in time

to come through in the national
Ohio State under Mike Peppe
has been the dominant factor in
conference natatorial affairs
since 1946. The Buckeye swim-
mers have' won the Big Ten
crown six times in the past seven
The two Western Conference
powerhouses havenwaged some
great battles in National meets.
In 1938 at the Rutgers University
Natatorium, Michigan squeezed
past the Buckeyes by one point,
46-45, to win national honors.
At Ann Arbor in 1939 the Wol-
verines posted 45 points to gain
the N.C.A.A. laurels, while Ohio
State finished right behind with
42 points.
The last time Michigan won a
national championship, in'1948,
the trick was accomplished by out-
lasting spirited opposition from
Mike Peppe's lads. The score was
47-41 in a closely fought meet
that was not decided until the last
few events. That was the last
N.C.A.A. meet held in the Sports
Building pool here in Ann Arbor.
Notre Dame 74, Marquette 68
Adrian 79, Alma 41
Albion 94, Hillsdale 59
Central Mich. 82, Ferris 63
Mich. Normal 66, Cent. Mich. 38

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