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Sigma Na Romps to Cage


Cooney's Ice Play Shows Consistency

4 -_

Illinois Rated Best Bet
y For Gymnastics Crown

Alpha Delts Wallop Tekes-;
Kappa Alpha Psi Nips SAM

When sizing up the impending
Big Ten gymnastic season, it once
again appears that the fighting
Illini of Charlie Pond hold the
trump cards, but close on their
heels follow Michigan, Mipnesota,
and Michigan State.
The Illini, defending champions
of the conference and second rank-
ing squad in the nation, appear
stronger than ever this season.
Perhaps the main reason will be
the presence of Dick Browning,
'the best tumbler in the nation.
ALONG with Browning, Pond
has captain Frank Bare and Tom'
Gardner to give opposing squads
nightmares. Both are outstanding
all-around men, and give the Illi-
ni a devastating 1-2-3 punch that
could conceivably carry them all
the way to a national title.
The rest of the Big Ten will
not lie down and play dead how-
ever. Michigan coach Newt Lok-
en says "this is our year," al-
though Michigan' State and
Minnesota s p o r t tremendous
depth. Iowa has a national
champion back again, Ohio
State and Wisconsin have pos-
sibilities. O n l y Northwestern
and Indiana can be discounted
Loken's Wolverines, sixth place
finishers last year, vow it will not
happen again. This season Harry
Luchs and Lee Krumbholz, Michi-
gan's outstanding all-around men,
are eligible once more. Michigan
hasn't had such depth in years,
and a Big Ten title is definitely a
possibility. Loken expressed Wol-
verine hopes when he said "We
have the bos to do it. It's in their
hands now."
THE SPARTANS of Michigan
State, coached by George Szypu-
la, are also a distinct title threat.
In the person of Carl Rintz, the
great NCAA side-horse champion,
the Green and White have a sure
winner. Backing him up is Ken

Cook, master of the flying rings.
who is eligible once again.
Minnesota bioasts plenty of
depth, enough to possibly bring
the gymnastics crown to the
Northland once again. Minne-
sota ruled the conference from
1947-49, and coach Ralph Piper
is hoping that such all-around
performers as Duane Eckland,
Doug Day, and the duo of George
Olson and Fred Johnson will
turn the trick.
Iowa's Hawks have one threat,
Dick Hazlett, NCAA champion on
the trampoline. Hazlett is also

In what was the high point of
a crowded "A" basketball sched-
ule at the I-M Building last night,
Sigma Nu, paced by Jules Hans-
lovsky's 18 markers, crushed Aca-
cia, 60-14.
In another rout, Alpha Delta
Phi scored 37 points in the first
half and coasted to an easy 50-25
victory over harassed Tau Kappa
Epsilon. Andy Andrews, who net-
ted 17 tallies, and Foster Ashen-
brenner, with 15 points, paced the
Alpha Delt attack.
A FAR CRY from the astronom-
ical scores that characterize I-M
basketball was the squeaker in
which Kappa Alpha Psi registered
a field goal and a foul in the last
minute of play to edge Sigma Al-
pha Mu, 18-15.
Gridder Lou Baldacci turned
to the hoop game long enough
to lead Alpha Tau Omega to a
48-15 win over Delta Chi. The
Akron flash deuced six shots for
twelve points.
Alpha Sigma Phi overcame a
half-time deficit to defeat Delta
Kappa Epsilon, 23-20. Jim Lynn
led the victors with twelve points.
* * *
REX YOUSE with 14 markers
and Hank Levering who garnered
8 points were the big guns in Phi
Kappa Tau's 36-28 conquest of
Alpha Phi Alpha. The winners held
a 21-15 half time bulge and main-
tained it for the remainder of the
Phi Delta Theta went off on a
scoring binge and humbled Phi
Sigma Delta, 61-26. Sharpshoot-
ers for the Phi Delts include
Jack Corbet whose eight field

goals were good for 16 counts.
Bill Wisner who swished 14
points through the nets, and
Frank Moore who accounted for
11 points.,
Kappa Sigma ripped a hard-
pressed Phi Upsilon quintet 32-15.
The losers held Kappa Sigma to
a close 13-9 score at half time but
folded as the game progressed.
Don Mitchell was high man for
the victors with 5 field goals and
2 free throws for 12 big markers.
* * *
THE RESULTS of the Frater-
nity "B" basketball while not as
high scoring as the "A" games
provided an extra measure of
thrills as tight conflicts liberally
dotted the schedule.
. Phi Upsilon and Chi Phi hook-
ed up in a see-saw contest which
saw the Chi Phis nip their op-
ponents, 30-29. In another tus-
sle which stressed possession ball
Beta Theta Pi turned back the
Phi Kappa Tau aggregation,
Sigma Phi Epsilon really poured
it on Sigma Nu as it romped the
Oxford Road five, 49-15. The Sig
Ep total turned out to be the most
points amassed by a "B" team all
* * *
DELTA SIGMA Phi was able to
tally only 13 points against Kappa
Sigma and this was the cause of
their downfall. Kappa Sigma cop-
ped the game 36-13. In another
low-scoring tilt Phi Gamma Delta
defeated Theta Chi, 29-17.
The easiest triumph of all was
recorded by Phi Kappa Psi. They
won their contest on a forfeit
when Alpha Delta Phi failed to
show up.

.. . steady senior

. .. return bolsters M' hopes
sharp in tumbling, but he can not
carry the Iowans to a title by him-
self. However coach Dick Holzaep-
fel has two good all-around men
behind Hazlett, Ray Sorenson and
Sam Bailey, and if they all come
through, the Hawkeyes must be
* * *

Fisher Given
College 'Coach
Of Year' Title
Ray Fisher, University of Mich-
igan baseball coach, was awarded
the "coach of the year" title by
the American Association of Col-
lege Baseball Coaches last night.
The award was presented to
Fisher by Warren Giles, president
of the National League, after the
coaches voted him the award at
their annual meeting in Cincin-
* * *
IN PRESENTING the award to
Fisher, Giles recalled that the vet-
eran coach was a pitcher for the
Cincinnati Redlegs when he made
the decision to give up his play-
ing career in favor of college
He commented that Fisher has
made "a great contribution" to-
ward improved relationships be-
tween college and professional
Fisher has coached Maize and
Blue baseball team sfor 33 seasons,
coming to Michigan in 1921. His
squads have captured 16 Western
conference crowns and last season
copped the N.C.A.A. title.
Fisher has produced many out-
standing players who have gained
fame in the sports world. Dick
Wakefield, whom he considers one
of the most talented players he
tutored, reached the heights of
major league baseball. Bennie
Oosterbaan, now head football
coach, was also a standout on
Fisher's squad.

As in every team sport, the suc-
cess of a hockey team hinges to a
large measure on the sound, re-
liable player who game after game
turns in a consistently competent
Michigan boasts such a player
in wingman Pat Cooney, current-
ly in his third year for Vic Hey-
liger's sextet. Cooney isn't the
type of puckman who often snares
newspaper headlines or emblazons
record books, but his steady, de-
pendable brand of hockey has
played a dominant role in Michi-
gan's annexation of the N.C.A.A.
crown the past two ice seasons.
* * *
THE 22 - YEAR - OLD senior,
along with forward George Chin,
flanks Doug Mullen on the Wol-
verine's flashy first line, which in
six games this season has tallied
half of Michigan's 24 goal output.
Cooney, with four goals and six
assists for ten points is very much
in the race for team individual
scoring honors.
In fact, in the sea-son's open-
er against McGill University it
took Cooney just 44 seconds to
score Michigan's first goal of
the campaign. He rocketed in
two more scores that game and
wound up with the first "hat
trick" of his Wolverine career
to date.
Cooney has played hockey since
he was a six year old toddling
around the rinks of Windsor, On-
tario. Several years of play in Ca-
nadien juvenile hockey and the
International Amateur League
coupled with three years exper-
ience on the champion Assump-
tion High School sextet molded
Cooney into the speedy skater, ac-
curate shooter and fierce body-
checker he is today.
* * *
WHILE AT Assumption High,
Pat lead the league in scoring and
was named to an all-star starting
team berth. Cooney teamed with
his current Michigan mates Bill
Lucier, Telly Mascarin, Lou Pao-
latto, Bob Schiller and Detroit Red
Winger Glen Skov on that for-
midable high school sextet.
Pat really broke into colleg-
late hockey with a bang in the
Hogan Named
Athlete of Year
NEW YORK - (P) - Ben Ho-
gan, called by many the greatest
golfer who ever lived after he cap-
tured the British Open champion-
ship with a record-smashing final
round last summer, was voted Male
Athlete of 1953 Wednesday in the
23rd anual year-end Associated
Press Poll.

Ice campaign of 1951-52. As a
wing on Michigan's sophomore
line of Chin and Doug Philpott,
Cooney was leading the Wolver-
ine scorers all season until an
injury slowed him up near the
tail end of the schedule. Never-
theless his 17 goals and 18 as-
sists for 35 points still was pro-
lific enough to place him up with
Bob Heathcott and Earl Keyes
as the individual scoring leaders
of the Maize and Blue.
The 1952-53 season gave birth
to the high-scoring Mullen-Chin-
Cooney line. Although Pat's scor-
ing output slipped to 30 points that
year, 24 of those markers came in
the all-important Midwest Hockey
League contests. Cooney climaxed
Michigan's uphill fight t4 gain
national recognition that year by

leading the Wolverines to a 13-2
victory over vaunted Montreal
University. His two goals and four
assists put the crusher on the fav-
ored Canadiens.
PAT IS ONE of the few hockey
players sporting eyeglasses while
on the ice. Cooney feels that the
specs, composed incidentally of
Hardtex unbreakable lenses, has
aided his play immensely. He first
conceived the idea of wearing them
for hockey after it sharpened his
batting eye while playing in a
Canadien baseball league during
the summer.
Pat's playing days won't be over
when he leaves Michigan. He plans
to do post-graduate work in Geol-
ogy at the University of London
and has received offers to play
hockey while in England.

for particular men
The D ascola Barbers
Near Michigan Theater

gymnasts appear fairly tou
again this year, and may impr
some on last year's fifth pla
finish. The Bucks have Don Per
a great tumbler and tramp m
along with Ed Rossi, versatile p
allel bars performer.
Wisconsin's Badgers, who w
meet Michigan here on Janua
16 in a dual meet, posse
few outstanding men. Howev
coach Dean Mory may have
threat in the person of Do
Schneider who is an able sid
horse man.
The Boilermakers of Purdue
not compete in gymnastics.
New York 4, Chicago 3

ar -

(Fifth in a Series)
Although handicapped by lack
Qf height and a balanced scoring
attack, Ohio State hopes to im-
prove its seventh place finish of
last year in the Big Ten race.
Coach Floyd Stahl has built the
team around veteran Paul Ebert
and newcomer Robin Freeman.
* * .


Spartan, OSU Cagers Show
Improvement in Early Games


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EBERT, THE Buckeyes agile
pivot man, has rewritten nearly
all of Ohio State's scoring records.
The 6-4 All-Conference star has
dumped in 920 points in two years
of varsity competition. He needs
only 220 points to break the three
year mark set by Dick Schnittker.
Ebert is the teams best rebounder
and the fastest man on the squad.
Freeman, flashy sophomore
guard, has been a pleasant sur-
prise so far. In the Buck's seven
non-conference games he aver-
aged close to 20 points a game.
His movements are very sharp
and quick and he is the best de-
fensive player on the club.
As a running mate to Freeman
at guard, Ohio State has Dean
Cook, a fast aggressive player, who
is a dribbling specialist. Cook av-
eraged about 10 points per game
last year.
AFTER THESE three men the'
Buck's lineup seems to run out of
gas. Weak scoring forwards may
prove to be the biggest pitfall. At
the present John Miller, 6-4, and
Cleo Vaughn, 6-2, are holding
down these positions.
Coach Stahl's other headache
is lack of team height. Both
guards are 5-11 and captain
Ebert is 6-4. This gives the Bucks
an average height of "only" a
little over 6-1. Despite this they
managed to win five of seven
non-conference games including
an 84-83 victory over the always
tough St. Louis Billikens. The

Scarlet's only conference battle
resulted in an 85-76 defeat at
the hands of Michigan.
A much stronger bench, more
height, and improvement shown
by last year's fine sophomore
group are the prime factors in
the Michigan State basketball pic-
ture this year.
* * *
THE SPARTANS, who finished
in a third place tie last year in
Big Ten play, have a veteran club
headed by forward Al Ferrari and
center Bob Armstrong.
Ferrari, voted most valuable
by his teammates, set a Spar-
tan 22-game scoring record last
year by dumping in 351 points.
The 6-22 junior was the Big
Ten's highest scoring forward
during the 1952-53 campaign.
Armstrong, also a junior, is
State's big man, standing 6-8.
He provides the team with fine
offensive and defensive rebound
Rounding out the forward wall
is 6-2, 190-pound Julius McCoy.
DeNeal Hartman, 6-4 forward, is
a veteran:f three seasons on the
Spartan varsity and should pro-
vide the front line with plenty of
reserve strength.
THE LEADING guard candi-
dates are Keith Stackhouse, Bob
Devenny, and Rickey Ayala.
Stackhouse, 6-1% senior, was the
team's leading scorer in 1951-52
and last year was second only to
Ferrari in total points scored. For
the last two years he has been a
regular forward but Coach Pete
Newell has switched him to guard
to better utilize the personnel.
Devenny, 5-11 junior, showed
great scoring potential in a num-
ber of games but lacked a con-
sistency of performance. Ayala,
at 5-5, is the shortest regular in
the Big Ten.
In seven non-conference games
the Spartans were victorious five
times, their best effort a 78-63 win
over Kansas State. They were
beaten 73-63 by Iowa in their in-
itial conference game.
Rio Grande 81, Butler 63




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