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TUESDAY, FEBRUARYS 1955

THE MICHIGAN .DAILY

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ARMY HERE AGAIN:
Seven-Game Home Card for Michigan

New Rule Speeds
Up Pro Basketball

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With, as The Daily predicted, the
official announcement that the
1955 Army-Michigan football game
will be held in Ann Arbor, Wolver
ine grid fans can count on spend-
ing almost every afternoon in the
Michigan Stadium next fall.
The switch of the October 8
Army game from Yankee Stadium,
where it was originally scheduled,
was necessitated by the proximity
of the date to the World Series
which, if played in New York and
delayed by weather or extra games,
could conflict with the football
game.
The shift in location of the con-
test will give Michigan its first
seven home-game schedule since
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1946, and one of the most attrac-
tive cards in its entire history.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's grid-
ders will leave Ann Arbor only
twice - for Conference engage-
ments with Minnesota at Minnea-
polis and with Illinois at Cham-
paign.
At home the Wolverines will
meet Missouri, Michigan State,
Army, Northwestern, Iowa, Indi-
ana, and Ohio State.
Back in 1946 Michigan played
Indiana, Iowa, Army, Northwest-
ern, Illinois, Michigan State, and
Wisconsin at home, meeting only
Minnesota and Ohio State on the
road.
Can't Beat Army
Last year Army came to Ann
Arbor in a renewal of the series
to defeat the Wolverines, 26-7, in
the fifth contest between the two
schools. Army has won all five of
the games in a series. which began
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in Yankee Stadium in 1945 with a
28-7 win for tthe West Pointers.
In 1946 in the first game here
the score was 20-13, with Glenn
Davis and Doc Blanchard at their
finest for Army while Bob Chap-
puis, Bump Elliott, and Co. were a
year away from their greatest glory
for Michigan.
In the remaining contests Army
won 12-7 in 1949 and 27-6 in 1950.

By NATE GREENE
This season as in previous sea-
sons there have been many new
rules introduced to professional
basketball.
Most prominent in the list of
changes is what coaches, referees,
and players refer to as the twenty-

jWolverine Siimmers Compete
In National, ForeignMeets

Another record was added to the
collection of Michigan swimming
Captain Bumpy Jones as several
Maize and Blue natators kept in
shape during last summer's vaca-
tion by participating in meets
ranging from Turin, Italy, to
Vancouver, British Columbia.,

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Jones, who holds the American
record in both the 150 and 300
yard individual medley, added the
400 meter mark to ,his collection
as he captured the AAU title at
Indianapolis in August. No world
record is recognized in the indi-
vidual medley, which Jones swam
in 5:29 for the 400 meter distance.
The three-time NCAA title hold-
er also managed to finish fifth in
the 100 meter butterfly breast-
stroke and captured a fourth place
in the 400 meter freestyle.
Wardrops Swim For Scotland
Michigan's Wardrop twins,
swimming for their native Scot-
land in the British Empire Games
at Vancouver, also spent the sum-
mer navigating swimming pools.
Jack, the NCAA 220 yard free-
style champion, placed second in
the 440 yard freestyle, while Bert
finished fifth in the 110 yard
backstroke. The brothers also
swam on Scotland's third-place
medley relay team.
Representing Great Britain in
the European Championships at
Turin, the twins swam well but
were unable to lift their freestyle
relay team any nigher than sev-
enth. Jack's time of 2:12.7 in the
preliminaries was one of the best
in the meet.
Harrison Wehner, a Michigan
sophomore, gained swimming laur-
els in the Diamond Jubilee Meet
at Ocean City, N.J., by finishing
second in the 100 yard freestyle
and third in both the 220 and 440
yard freestyle events.
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This makes it mandatory for a
team to shoot within, twenty-four
seconds after gaining possession
of the ball. The rule itself is a
simple one, but the arguments for
and against it ar quite -contro-
versial.
The purpose for which this rule
was instituted is two-fold. It was
designed to (1) speed up the play
of the game, and (2) to prevent
"freezing" of the ball by the win-
ning team in the last minutes of
the game.
Professional games have the
tendency to "drag" on occasion as
teams continue to work the ball
without taking a shot for extended
periods of time. The new rule
forces them to take a shot or re-
linquish possession of the ball. The
result is definitely a faster game
and perhaps will produce higher
scores.
Stops "Freezing"
Secondly, this rule prevents a
team from attempting to retain
possession of the ball throughout
the latter moments of a game in
which they hold a narrow lead.,
This tactic, commonly known as
"freezing the ball," is frequently
received with disapproval by fans
who come to see fast-moving,
high-scoring games.
Perhaps these same people feel
that they have eliminated any
chance for a recurrence of the
Fort Wayne-Minneapolis game of
a few years ago. In that game the
Pistons attempted to beat the in-
vulnerable Lakers by playing a
slow, control game but succeeded
only in keeping the score of the
game down as they finally lost
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Good Old Days
There is, however, opposition to
this rule, stemming mainly from
the old guard of basketball which
has become disgusted with the
modern run-and-shoot style of
playing that has gained such
prevalence today. Their arguments
against the rule are based on the
same reasons that its advocates
have put forth in favor of it.
The contention is that the em-
phasis in basketball has been
placed on the basket rather than
on ball-handling. They feel that
each new rule, including the pres-
ent one, tends more and more to
turn the game over to the big men,
the "goons" as they prefer to call
them.
By de-emphasizing high scoring,
they further argue, via return to
the old rules, the game may be
taken away from the tall men and
returned to the small men.

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