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Intramural Program Features
Facilities for Variety of Sports
By J. V. WORTHINGTON codeball, cross country, fencing,
Michigan's extensive intramural football, golf, gymnastics, hand-
program, which includes team and ball, ice hockey, lacrosse, paddle-
individual competition in 35 dif- ball, rifle shooting, soccer, soft-
ferent sports, plays a large role in ball, squash, swimming, tennis,
the life of the average male stu- track, volleyball, water polo, weight
dent. lifting, and wrestling.



Undergraduate competition
takes place within six main div-
isions - all-campus, residence
hall, fraternity, professional fra-
ternity, independent, and inter-
national. There is also a faculty
Headquarters of all Michigan
intramural activity is the well-
equipped Intramural Sports Build-
ing. Modern in all of its details, the
building is located at South State
and Hoover.
THIS BUILDING is ordinarily
open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily;
during the winter, it stays open for
use until 10 p.m. Here may be
found a swimming pool, four regu-
lation basketball courts, handball
and squash courts, as well as a
host of other fine athletic facili-
ties. Outdoors there are tennis
courts, a golf course, and softball
and football fields galore.
One of the highlights of the
I-M year is the annual I-M Open
House. Since its modest begin-
ning in 1928, it has grown in
popularity until almost 5,000 stu-
dents and townspeople attend
each year. It is on this occa-
sion that most of the spring all-
campus championship events are
Although a paid staff keeps the
I-M program functioning, students
bear a large part of the respon-
sibility for it. Student referees and
umpires officiate at all intramural
contests, and a staff of volunteer
student managers handle many
of the administrative details.
The Michigan Daily annually
awards a trophy to the individ-
ual picked as the Best All-
Around I-M Athlete of the year.
His name and home town are
painted on a plaque which hangs
in the lobby of the I-M Build-
ing. For 1951-52, the plaque was
inscribed with the name of Jer-
ry Rovner, of Pi Lambda Phi
franternity. Rovner hails from
Bridgeton, New Jersey.
A past winner of this coveted
honor was grid star Tom Harmon.
Yes, Michigan not only produces
the best varsity athletes in the
United States; it also tries to pro-
duce intramural athletes of the
same ip-top caliber.

... gymnastics mentor

Athletic Plant
Fills All Needs
The University of Michigan has
one of the most complete athletic
plants in the United States, with
facilities available to both varsity
athletes and those who make
sports an occasional pastime.
The Memorial Stadium, built in
1927, now holds 97,239 football
fanatics.. An addition was built
around to top of the bowl-shaped
structure in 1949 to make it the
largest college-owned stadium in
the country.
For baseball, Ferry Field was
recently renovated with the in-
stallation of steel and concrete
stands. For track, old Ferry
Field, where football teams in
the days of Fielding Yost per-
formed, holds over 10,000 spec-
tators. It was filled with fans
this spring during the Big Ten
Track and Field Championships.
Indoor track and basketball oc-
cdpy the confines of Yost Field-
house, which has a capacity of
8,000. The hockey coliseum, home
of one of the most popular winter
sports, was also recently enlarged
and holds close to 4,500 spectators.
For the amateur athlete, the
I-M Building and Ferry Field ten-
nis courts provide recreational fa-
cilities, along with the University's
18-hole championship golf course.
Females have access to Barbour
Gymnasium and Palmer Field ten-
nis courts.
DO YOU KNOW: That no col-
lege hockey team in the coun-
try, except Michigan, has won
two straight national champion-+

Harry Luchs
Top Scorer'
On '52_Squad
Loken's Team Placed
Fourth in Conferenet
Freshman Harry Luchs, a come.-
back kid if ever there was one, wars
the best performer on a Michigai'
gymnastics team that finishea
fourth in the Big Ten last winter.
Once told by doctors he would
never walk again after a beating
in a Russian Concentration camp,
Luchs, a Latvian recovered to be-
come top Wolverine point-getter
in the Conference meet. His 20
points were enough to rank him
as fourth best all-around gymnast
in the Conference.
. . .
FOLLOWING the tortures by
the Russians, friends helped the
paralyzed Luchs to safety in West
Germany where he utilized physi-
cal therapy and tumbling for
months to bring about his remark-
able recovery.
He made his way to America
via a German Gymnastic Asso-
ciation tour, and he liked this
country so well he decided to
stay. Luchs, a pre-medical stu-
dent, was about the only bright
spot in an otherwise-drab sea-
son for Coach Newt Loken. Loken
calls his star, "a great competi-
Loken was re-building last yeai,
and his only big loss from the
squad was Connie Ettl, its captain.
Besides Luchs, who specializes in
activity on the parallel bars, Loken
will have a host of lettermen to
work with this winter.
.* *
Lee Krumbhloz and Dick Berg-
man, sophomores, and seniors
"Sticks" Rowland and Remo Boila.
Although he has yet to win a
Conference title, the genial Lok-
en has done much to make gym-
nastics a popular sport on the
Michigan campus.
Lash year he moved his trampo-
line, side horse, tumbling, and par-
allel bars events into Yost Field
House after basketball games, and
the gymnasts drew some sizeable
In the spring of 1951, Loken and
his crew were hosts to the NCAA
meet held in the I-M Building.
The three-day carnival of bounces
and spills was well supported at
the gate by Michigan sports en-

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