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December 06, 1955 - Image 7

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rrF: Daily Sports Editor
THE ROSE BOWL is under fire-and Michigan is pulling the trigger.
Last Monday night President Harlan Hatcher, speaking at the
annual Michigan football bust, lashed out at the "accelerated mad-
ness" of big time college football. He cited the over-emphasis of the
post-season bowl games as the primary cause for alarm.
Today the Big Ten Conference convenes at Chicago for its annual
Winter Meeting. The-Rose Bowl pact with the Pacific Coast Confer-
ence, which has just one more year to run, will certainly be up for
discussion. It will be inform4l discussion but repercussions are bound
to occur. -
An Historic Link?...
THIS PAST weekend, newspapers across the nation carried an
Associated Press story which linked Dr. Hatcher's remarks directly
to this week's Big Ten meeting.
Given prominent play in such papers as the New York Times,
The Milwaukee Journal, and the Chicago Tribune, the article quoted
Hatcher as saying "Now everything points to the coveted bid to a
bowl. Unless something is done, this may lead us farther astray."
The Associated Press went on to say "Long a bell-wether in Con-
ference policies, if Michigan has turned cold on the Rose Bowl, this
possibly could swing other schools into the same line of thinking. The
Big Ten has never been unani-
mously in favor of the Rose Bowl
Dr. Hatcher's remarks have met
with almost universal acclaim. Jim
Dygert, City Editor of this paper,
editorially called for the Univer-
sity to turn thumbs down on the
Rose :Bowl pact.
Just this weekend, New York
. Herald - Tribune columnist Bob
Cooke lauded Dr. Hatcher for his
stand-and called for an overall
de-emphasis of college football.
On the other hand, there is an-
other side to the story. Regret-
ably, it happened that Michigan
was ingloriously booted out of the
Rose Bowl on Nov. 19th-and the
remarks of President -Iatcher just HATCHER & OOSTERBAAN
a few days later sounded to some
like "sour grapes." This attitude . . . roses or grapes?
was especially felt by our neighbors to the north.

Swimmers Improve;
Stager Pleased by Meet

...captains promising natators
by the Associated Press
CHICAGO-Sugar Ray Robin-
son and Bobo Olsen were given a
check-up yesterday by the Illinois
Athletic Commission and found to
be in fine condition for their
fifteen-round middle-weight title
bout this Friday night.
Robinson, who at thirty-five is
trying to become the first boxer
ever to regain the crown twice is
quite confident even though he is
a 21/2 to 1 underdog. Olsen ap-
peared quite glum throughout the
* * *
Boyd To Coach Baylor
WACO, Tex.-George Sauer was
appointed Athletic Director of
Baylor University yesterday, and
Sam Boyd, who was assistant foot-
ball coach has been named head
Sauer, formerly coach at the
University of Nebraska,. has held
both positions at Baylor for a
number of years.
*. * *
Layne May Not Play
DETROIT-The Detroit Lions
announced yesterday that it was
questionable whether Bobby Layne
will be able to play in the game
with the New York Giants Sunday
at Briggs Stadium.
Layne reinjured the shoulder of
his passing arm in the game with
the Chicago Bears last Sunday.
The shoulder has given him
trouble since before the season
Canadiens Still Top NHL
'Following Sunday night's games
in the National Hockey League, the
Montreal Canadiens retained a six-
point lead after whipping the Chi-
cago Black Hawks, 5-1.
The New York Rangers kept hot
on the trail by beating the Detroit
Red Wings, 7-3. The Red Wings
and the Black Hawks were thrown
into a third place tie as a result
of these games and Detroit's Sat-
urday night defeat of the Boston
Bruins, 5-0.

Varsity swimming coach Gus'
Stager said yesterday that he was
"very pleased" with the team's
performance in last Saturday's
AAU Meet..
He stated that the freshmen
were "terrific" as they stole three
firsts and a good many seconds
and thirds from the varsity.
This was partly because they,
have been in practice longer than
the varsity, having started back
in September, while the varsity
swimmers had only a few weeks
to prepare for the meet.
Practice Important
Stager stressed the, importance
of this practice by saying, "Swim-
ming is different from other sports
in the fact that the swimmer must
be prepared to give all that he has
to arspecific time." This means
that a great deal of conditioning
is necessary for a top performance.
Stager also pointed out that
many of the varsity swimmers
were in three or four events even
though they were not in peak con-
dition. He seemed pleased with
the performances of Captain Mike
Delaney, and Bert and Jack'Ward-
rop ,the three varsity men who
earned first places in the meet.
Fritz Meyers and Jim Kruthers
also drew favorable comments for
their performances in several
events, along with John O'Reilly,
a top swimmer last year who is
not in condition yet.
Woolley in Three Events
Among the freshmen Stager
called special attention to Carl
Woolley, from Brockton, Mass.,
who swam in three events and two
relays, a terrific load for a single
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Other outstanding freshmen
were Ron Alsobrook, a Detroiter,
who copped the breaststroke in
record time, and Dick Hanley, from
Evanston, Illinois, who took two
firsts in free-style events. Another
freshman, Darrell Heinrich of Cen-
terville, California, looked good in
the relays.-
Although missing four top per-

formers from last year, including
the great "Bumpy" Jones and Ron
Gora, this year looks promising.
Plenty of conditioning will be
needed by many, but the whole
team is out to accomplish what is
This Friday there will be a
Yellow-Blue Meet between the var-
sity and freshmen swimmers at
7:15 in the I-M Pool.



A Big 'If'..

JF MICHIGAN had won the Rose Bowl bid-would its attitude
have been the same? The answer is problematical.
At any rate the University of Michigan is on the spot. If it
backs President Hatcher and calls for the Big Ten to pull out of
the Rose Bowl--cries of "sour-grapes" and "hypocrisy" will be certain
to come.
If on the other hand it stands behind the Bowl-and all the
commercialism, "prestige," and bally-ho it represents . . . then it is
throwing away much of the idealism and the concepts of colleg-
iate sport.
Michigan, long ,a guiding power in intercollegiate sport, stands
at the crossroads. It is a decision that Athletic Director H. O. Crisler
and his aids will have to consider very, seriously. As a leader, Michi-
gan MUST choose the right path. It may be a hard one to choose.
Intramural Sports News


Tonight at 7:30 the residence
halls will compete for the I-M
rifle shooting trophy at the rifle
range behind the West Engineer-
ing Building. Competition is open
to all residence halls.
There will also be awards for
the best sharpshooters in the
Michigan Rifle Club.
The finals in the I-M wrestling
tournament will be held Thursday
night in the I-M Building. Indi-
vidual champions will be crowned
in each weight division for both
residence halls and social fraterni-
The scores in last night volley-
ball games were:
Cooley 4, Scott 2
*Reeves 4, , Taylor 3
Gomberg 4, Van Tyne 0
Michigan 4, Williams 3
Hinsdale 4, Greene 2
Adams 4, Lloyd 1

Huber 4, Allen-Rumsey 1
Anderson 4, Kelsey 2
Winchell 4, Wenley 0
Hayden over Strauss (forfeit)

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