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I-M Sportlight
... by Hanley Gurwin
THIS COMING SATURDAY as you squeeze into your 50-yard line
seat at the opening football game of the season, cast your eye
over the top of mammoth Michigan Stadium and take a look at
old Ferry Field.
Still remaining of the old gridiron stadium is the south wall
which is used as the grandstand for Wolverine track enthusiasts.
However, across the track, where once the north wall stood, now
stands a 420-foot long red brick building known as the Intra-
mural Sports Building. When it was first built back in 1928 it
was the first university owned athletic building in the United
States devoted entirely to intramural activity. Today, 25 years
later the I-M Building still holds that same distinction.
When Fielding H. Yost became athletic director here at the uni-
versity back in the twenties, he lived up to his motto of "Athletics for
All" by being instrumental in the arrangements for the construc-
tion of the Hoover Street Building. The structure, which is of sim-
ilar construction and design as Yost Fieldhouse, was financed by earn-
ings of Michigan's Intercollegiate Athletic program.
* * * *
Long Before .. .
THE BUILDING dates back to 1928, but the Intramural department
itself dates way back to 1912 when the University of Michigan be-
came the first educational institution to appoint a full-time director
in charge of intramural athletics. The I-M program started off well
with 12 or 13 sports on the program but in a few years had to be
discontinued because of the first world war. However, in 1919, when
the situation had returned to normal, Elmer D. Mitchell, a Michigan
alumnus and currently chairman of the program of Physical Educa-
tion for Men, took over as director and held1 that position until the
early 1940's.
It was in 1928 again, when the building first opened that Earl N.
Riskey, who is now the genial boss of Intramural athletics, left a job
at Ypsilanti Normal to come to Ann Arbor as Mitchell's assistant.
The Champs .. .
FRATERNITY competition began back in 1923 when Beta Theta Pi
Fraternity captured top honors for the year. The Betas came
back to twice successfully defend their crown until Phi Sigma Delta
took first place in 1926. The longest consecutive winning streak for a
social fraternity is held right now by Sigma Phi Epsilon who have
won the honors every year since 1949. Next Tuesday when the
first athletic event of the year (touch football) gets underway at
South Ferry Field, the Sig Eps will be out in quest of their sixth
straight title.
The residence halls of the university began league competition
of their own back in 1940 when Lloyd House of West Quadrangle
took the the first crown. Through the years Greene House of East
Quadrangle has been the only house to cop the championship three
times. The current title-holder is South Quad's Gomberg House
which piled up 1600 points in only its second year of I-M compe-
tition to establish a new record.
Besides competition among social fraternities and residence halls,
leagues have also been established for the professional fraternities,
independents, the International Center, and the Faculty. Riskey esti-
mates that nearly 50 per cent of all male students attending the Uni-
versity participate in at least one sport of the intramural program,
which consists of thirty different activities.
It is the aim of the I-M department to provide healthful
recreation in a pleasant environment, to stimulate permanent
interest in athletic participation, and to encourage a greater
number of Michigan students to partake of its facilities.
The I-M building has over 4000 lockers% available for student rental
and a gymnasium occupying almost 27,000 square feet. Even if you
don't playfor a team, drop down some afternoon and toss the bas-
kettball around for awhile. Once you've been there, you'll be back
Marciano Rated as Strong 4-1
Favorite in Championship Fight


ngton Grid Squad HUSKY PASSER:
i'M' Practic
Sparked by Giant Ends

es To Stop Lederman



By JIM DYGERT of Washington arrives today for
Led by All-America candidate its Saturday tussle with the Wol-
George Black, a towering Doug verines.
McClary, and a sophomore south- Black, a 6-5, 21-year-old senior
paw at quarterback, the University , who displays his speed from the
Once again the Michigan Daily sports staff members climb
out on the limb as we revive last season's weekly football selec-
tions box.
In addition to the two senior sports editors and seven sports
night editors, Eric Vetter, daily city editor and former sportstaffer,
and Dick Lewis, who relinquished a senior sports job at the call
of the government, will participate in picking fifteen of the
nation's top games every week. Lewis' choices will be sent in from
Camp Kilmer, N.J.
Paul Greenberg, leader of last year's sages with a .708 aver-
age, returns as a strong competitor for this year's title.
*, * * *
(Consensus selections appear in capitals.)
1. Washington at MICHIGAN 8. Penn State at WISCONSIN
2. MSC at Iowa ' 9. NOTRE DAME at Oklahoma
3.. Nebraska at ILLINOIS 10. Kansas at UCLA
4. Indiana at OSU 11. Tulane at GEORGIA
5. PURDUE at Missouri 12. GEORGIA TECH at Florida
6. Iowa State at NORTHWESTERN 13. Miss. State at TENNESSEE
7. Minnesota at USC 14. W. Virginia at PITT
15. Washington & Lee at MARYLAND
* ,, * *
IVAN KAYE (0-0-.000) - Michigan, MSC, Illinois, OSU, Purdue,
Northwestern, USC, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, UCLA, Tulane,
Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Pitt, Maryland
PAUL GREENBERG (0-0-.000)-Michigan, MSC, Illinois, OSU, Pur-
due, Northwestern, USC, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, UCLA, Tulane,
Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Pitt, Maryland
DAVE BAAD (0-0-.000) - Michigan, MSC, Illinois, OSU, Purdue,
Northwestern, USC, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, UCLA, Georgia,
Florida, Tennessee, Pitt, Maryland
DICK BUCK (0-0-.000) - Michigan. MSC, Illinois, OSU, Purdue,
Northwestern, USC, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, UCLA, Georgia,
Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Pitt, Maryland
KEN COPP (0-0-.000)-Michigan, MSC. Illinois, OSU, Purdue, North-
western, USC, Penn State, Notre Dame. Kansas, Tulane, Georgia
Tech, Tennessee, Pitt, Maryland
JIM DYGERT (0-0-.000) - Michigan, MSC, Illinois, OSU, Purdue,
Northwestern, USC, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, UCLA, Georgia,
Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland
HANLEY GURWIN (0-0-.000)-Michigan, MSC, Illinois, OSU, Pur-
due, Iowa State, USC, Penn State, Notre Dame, UCLA, Tulane,
Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Pitt, Maryland
DAVE LIVINGSTON (0-0.000)--Michigan, MSC, Illinois, OSU, Pur-
due, Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, UCLA,
Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Pitt, Maryland
WARREN WERTHEIMER (0-0-.000) -Michigan, MSC, Illinois, OSU,
Purdue, Northwestern, USC, Penn State, Notre Dame, UCLA,
Georgia, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Pitt, Maryland
ERIC VETTER (0-0-.000) -Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, OSU, Purdue,
Northwestern, USC, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, UCLA, Georgia,
Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Pitt, Maryland

left-end position, topped the Pa-
cific Coach Conference last year
in touchdowns scored on passes
(7), number of receptions (42),
and yardage gained on them (637).
IN THE HUSKIES' game against
Stanford last fall, Black took a
short over-the-middle toss from
quarterback Don Heinrich on his
own 28-yard line and outraced Bill
Storum, Stanford's 440-yard dash
man in track, for the insurance
tally in Washington's 27-14 win.
On the other flank looms a
6-8, 22-year-old senior by the
name of McClary who paced the
Huskies in pass reception two
years ago with 29. He caught 16
last year, missing a great deal
of time because of a shoulder
separation. Teamed with Black,
whose speed he can match, he
can give any pass defense a ner-
vous condition.
Sandy Lederman, Washington's
left-handed quarterback, has been
drafted from last year's freshman
team, on which he completed nine
touchdown passes in four games,
to fill the cleats of the graduated
All-America. Heinrich.
THE SOPHOMORE field gen-
eral is not as accurate as Hein-
rich on some types of passes but
can throw better while moving
than his talented predecessor.
Superior running ability makes
him dangerous on roll-out and
bootleg passes. Although lacking
experience, he completed 15 of 33
passes for most of the Huskies'
285 yards gained through the air
in their 21-20 loss to Colorado last
At the halfbacks will be Jack
Kyllingstad who notched 30 points
last year after gaining a regular
berth in midseason, and Bobby
Dunn, a 165-yound sophomore
replacing the injured Bill Albrecht.
Jack Nugent, Washington's lead-
ing ground gainer in 1952, will re-
turn to the fullback postwhere the
pickings are slim in reserves.

-pass defense-came in for a lot
of attention again yesterday as
the Wolverines went through their
next-to-last heavy workout before
Saturday's grid opener with Wash-
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan had
a sophomore halfback filling the
quarterback slot for the reserves
as the regular backs and ends
drilled against Washington pass
* * *
BOB AMES, a lefthanded throw-
er, did the passing in an effort
to get the Wolverine 'secondary
used to the southpaw tossing of
the Huskies star T-quarterback,
Sandy Lederman.
Lederman, who hurled 33
passes against Colorado last

Saturday, is expected to take to
the air even more this week,
since the Washington ground
attack received a blow in the
21-20 loss to Colorado with the
injury of halfbacks Frank Mon-
roe and Bill Albrecht,
Monroe, a right half who scored
two touchdowns against Colorado,
suffered a broken wrist while Al-
brecht, a star sophomore tailback,
broke a leg and will be out the
entire season.
* * *
THE LENGTHY defensive drill
took up most of yesterday's prac-
tice, but Oosterbaan and his aides
sent the team through a brief but
spirited scrimmage, with the var-
sity running only on offense.
Although quarterback Lou Bal-

dacci still had his sprained thumb
taped up, he is expected to be
ready to go Saturday, as are
guards Don Dugger and Dick Bei-
son, both of whom have been suf-
fering from minor ailments.
Others who are scheduled to
start Saturday include ends Bob
Topp and Gene Knutson, tackles
Art Walker and Jim Balog, cen-
ter Dick O'Shaughnessy, halfbacks
Ted Kress and Tony Branoff, and
fullback Dick Balzhiser.



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Heavyweight champion Rocky1
Marciano lays his title on the line
tonight .in New York's Polo
Grounds as he faces challenger
Roland LaStarza before over 32,000
Marciano enters the 15 round
match as a four to one favorite
over the 26 year old LaStarza, as
a result of his unblemished 44-0
record which includes 39 knock-
* * *
Club, promoters of the fight, ex-
pect a $350,000 gate plus a $100,-
000 dollar theatre television guar-
antee. The fight will not be regu-
larly televised or broadcast any-
where in the country.

Marciano, who has knocked out
such men as Rex Layne, Joe Louis,
Harry Matthews, and Joe Walcott,
is confident of victory. But. the
younger LaStarza, who bowed to
Rocky in a disputed, split 10-
round decision in Madison Square
Garden on March 24, 1950, feels
that he can outpoint the champ,
or perhaps win on a technical
knockout by cutting him up.

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