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AGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1952

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SPORTS SLANTS
. ..By Ed Whippie

Iowa Hunts Cage Center

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To Fill Darling's

Shoes

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HIS IS A lazy man's way
anonymous communication
Daily Managing Editor:
"Sir:

of writing a column. Tie following
made its way via postcard to The

"I spent four years at Michigan State and read the college
paper daily but never did'I read an article of the kind which
appeared in Monday's (the Daily doesn't publish Mondays. It
was Wednesday, December 5) 'Sports Slants.' To say it was
insulting and childish would be an understatement.
"It seems strange that a paper can have an editor win so many
honors and yet have a writer the caliber of Whipple.
"Believe me there is not one MSC fan who begrudges Michigan
their many All-American players of the past. How can an article
such as this win prestige for a school?
SIGNED,
an MSC Grad"
* * * *
The Cause...
HERE'S WHAT he didn't like:
"You needn't waste 15c, but if you run across a copy of the
latest Collier's'magazine (December 6 issue) take a look at the con-
glomeiation of gridiron glory. boys that make up the Collier's All-
America.
"That big cover photo of Michigan State's Don McAuliffe
surrounded by all-time greats Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, and
Red Grange is something of a sacrilege when you consider Mc-
Auliffe carried the ball only 98 times for 531 yards.
"He wasn't even the leading ground-gainer for his own team.
It's worse when you consider Collier's overlooked tailbacks like Minne-
sota's Paul Giel and UCLA's Paul Cameron, who each gained twice
as much yardage as McAuliffe against tougher opposition.
"And that picture of MSC's coach Biggie Munn among the
ten members of 'The All-American Board' (of selectors) gets
bigger and bigger as you run your finger down the list of 'All-
American Specialists. There's Jim Ellis under 'defensive backs'
He was mediocre, at best, all year. But he played for Michigan
State.
"Under 'Pass Receivers' you'll find Paul Dekker. The top ten'
pass receivers in the Big Ten alone caught more passes for more yards
than Dekker did. He caught 13 aerials for 492 yards and one touch-
down. Michigan's Lowell Perry snared 31 for 492 yards and five TD's.
But Perry didn't qualify for Collier's. Dekker too plays for Michigan
State, in case you hadn't guessed.
"Oh well, to the victor the spoils, no matter how much they
smell . .
** * *
The Effect.. .
GUESS IT ALL depends on your point of view, "MSC Grad," and
I'm glad you were courageous enough to sttae your affiliation
clearly. (You might have done the same with your name.)
.But after four years at Michigan State you should be liberally
educated enough to understand it takes all kinds of people to make
up the world. And so it is with newspapers. For every prize-winning
Papes or Connable, there is also a Whipple.
I don't profess to be the typewriting epitome of journalistic
Idealism, but I thought I had substantiated my prejudice fairly
well with facts and figures.
Michigan State is only one more illustration of the evils. of Al
American teams-a player has to play with a topinotch team or get
a big pre-season buildup, or both, to be All-American. Talent and
performance are secondary criteria.
Cage Rules' Change Abolishes
Free Throw-Possession Option

By DICK LEWIS
(Fifth in a Series)
Undoubtedly the biggest task
facing Coach Bucky O'Connor and
his Iowa hoopsters this season is
how to replace the tremendous
gap left by the graduation of All-
American center Chuck Darling.
The Phi Beta Kappa pivot oper-
ator amassed 561 markers, 364
coming in. conference play for a
26.0 average, to spearhead a
Hawkeye attack that led to 11
wins in 14 league games and a
second-place finish. O'Connor's
charges took 19 of 22 scraps over-
all.
* * *
BUT WITH Darling and cap-
tain Bob Clifton gone, the Corn-
staters are definitely in the re-
building stage with only five let-
termen and two regulars return-
ing.
Forwards McKinley (Deacon)
Davis and Captain Herb Thomp-
son, starters in 1951-52, figure
to top the Hawkeye scorers dur-
ing the current campaign.
Both of these colorful perform-
ers gave indications of just that
in Iowa's opening 62-52 triumph
over Butler. Davis registered 21
tallies and Thompson backed up
the Deacon with 18 to engineer the
Hawks' 55th straight non-confer-
ence win at home.
DAVIS WON a starting position
last year as a freshman and rank-
ed fourth among Iowa scoring
leaders with 175 points. Standing
6-2, the Freeport,Ill crowd-pleas-
er is also regarded as a superior
floor player and tricky ball han-
dler
Also at 6-2, Thompson rates
as the best defensivesman on
the squad and looms a potent ,
threat from the floor. The sen-
ior forward racked up 187 points
in 22 games last season for an
8.5 average.
Iowa's biggest deficiency is in
the vacated center slot. Gene Het-
trick, 6-6 junior, was regarded as
the best bet .for this position be-
fore he drew three quick person-
als and failed to score against
Butler.
FOLLOWING Hettrick into the
Bulldog scrap was 6-4 Roger Mau,
who notched only five points be-
fore fouling out. Bob Miller, a 6-6

DEACON DAVIS
... Hawkeye deadeye
* * *
195-pound sophomore, is also
given a chance at the wide-open
pivot role.
Two scrappy juniors, Ken
Buckles and Chuck Jarnagin,
form the backcourt starting
alignment for the Hawkeyes.
These *two saw limited action
behind Clifton and departed
Herald Greene during the 51-52
flag chase.
Coach O'Connor, however, is
sparking on the backcourt tandem
to provide the spark that will ig-
nite a Hawkeye surge to the top
of the Big Ten standings.
* * *
FORMERLY all-state at Daven-
port High School, Buckles broke
into 17 of Iowa's 22 games and
placed eighth in scoring, collect-
ing 11 field goals and eight free
throws for a 30-point total.
Jarnagin saw action in all
but two of Iowa's games in the
front court last year and finish-
ed one notch ahead of Buckles
in the individual scoring race
with 41 tallies.
Only other monogram-winner
back for another whirl is 6-4 Bob
Diehl, a player who goes at either
a forward or center spot. He
gained his letter as a forward in
1950-51, but was -sidelined most of
last year with a leg injury.
ASIDE FROM these competitors,
the Gold and Black bench appears
leaner than usual Guards Dan
McBride and Merle Jensen are
both hampered by lack of exper-

ience as is forward Gerald Ridley,
up from the freshman unit
With the dearth of tall talent,
O'Connor and assistant coach
Chalmers (Bump) Elliott will
have to count on more running
to compensate for the lack of
big men. The use of the pivot
man in the Hawkeye scheme of
things is also expected to be lim-
ited.
Even with the lack .of man-
power evident in past years, the
Hawkeyes present a definite threat
on their home hardwood. Since
1943, Iowa squads have conquered
96 opponents while falling to only
11 before the home fans.
Football Made
$300 Profit....
(52 ,Years Ago)
ANN ARBOR, December 11, 1900
-A rather arm session of the
Athletic Board was held last eve-
ning, and business of considerable
importance was transacted. The
center of the storm seemed to be
the selection of a football manager
for next year. One faction of the
board held out for the re-election
of Harry Crafts, the other faction
wanted to see Asst. Football Man-
ager Potter promoted to the pre-
miership. At times the discussion
waxed quite warm, but when the
matter came to a final vote Crafts
landed the plum for a second time.
Mr. Crafts comes from Austin, Illi-
nois.
Graduate Director Baird report-
ed thetotalreceipts of theChi-
cago game as $10,174.84. Michi-
gan's share of this is $5,087.42 and
the net profits of the game to us
after expenses are all paid is
$4,498.57. The treasurer of the
Association reported as having on
hand $4,820 with appropriations
voted last night of $4,500, leaving
balance of about $300 clear and
above all expenses to start the
track ahd baseball season. Of this
$4,500 voted $2,000 is set aside for
the grand stand "sinking funds"
Graduate Director Baird was
authorized to go ahead with -the
improvement of Regents' Field

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If you're completely mystified
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rule book this season, here is some
brief clarification:
The biggest switch is in the
option rule. In the past, teams
could waive a free throw and
retain possession of the ball out
of bounds. This year all free
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the following modifications:

1-On any personal foul com-
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the player who is fouled is
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Any flagrant foul is still two
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2-All personal fouls committed
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