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Pioneer Squad 'Toughest
Opposition Yet' Heyliger

Basketball Team Optimistic
With Vitory Over 'Huskers


Michigan's once beaten hockey
team attempts to get back on the
winning trail tonight as it opens
a two game, two point per game
series with a powerful University
of Denver squad.
The faceoff is at 8 p.m. at the
Hill Street Coliseum.
The Wolverines, still smarting
from Saturday night's loss to
North Dakota, will have "all they
can handle with Denver," accord-
ing to Coach Vic Heyliger.

Heyliger said, "We had such an
easy time with them Friday, that
I guess the boys figured it would
be the same way Saturday. But
North Dakota didn't give up. I
hope the boys have learned a
It is at least nice to know that
the injury list will be minute
when the Wolverines take the ice
Bill McFarland, who injured his
ankle in the opening contest
against McGill is sound and will
lead the fitst line again tonite.
Along with him will be junior Dick
Dunnigan and sophomore Wally
Tom Reridall, second line cen-
ter, who injured a leg tendon and
also suffered a chest injury dur-
ing a practice session, will be
raring to go against the Pioneers.

It always feels good to get that ments.

Celley Returns
The Pioneers' Coach Neil Ccl-
ley, a stellar forward for Michigan
five years ago, will bring a squad
of 13 lettermen into Ann Arbor
today, the nucleus from a team
that won 11 straight at the end
of the 1954-55 campaign.
Spearheading DU's attack is the
high scoring first line of Jack
Smith, Joe Kilbey and Barrie Mid-
dleton, all two year veterans. Be-
tween them, this trio holds just
about every important all time
Denver scoring record.
All Forwards Injured
'Replacing the injured Ken Nay-
bor on the second line will be Eldon
~Willock. He will team up with
veterans Jim Swain and Bruce
Diackson, while Bill Nixon will
skate between Ken Raymond and
Larry John in another combina-
All of these men are lettermen.
rugged defensealedalby veterans
Orville Off and Dave Rogers and
bolstered by four sophomores.
Sophomore Dave Broadbelt, hail-
ed by some observers as the best
goalie in Pioneer history, will be
in the nets.
Denver Toughest Yet
This is the team that Michigan
has to whip this week if they are
A to gain ground in the Western In-
tercollegiate Hockey League stand-
ings. Coach Heyliger labels Den-
ver as, "by far the toughest team
we hav fceda . . a, lot stronger
This seems to add up to the
fact that the Wolverines will have
'to play an improved game over
that which they played last week-
end in Grand Forks.
Commenting on that series,
'Frisco Stil
Tops AP' Poll
The sports writers and broad-
casters who picked Coach Phil
Wollpert's San Francisco Dons as
the Number One team in the As-
sociated Press pre-season ranking
~poll gave them the same billing
Monday in the first of regular
season ranking polls.
The top 10 teams with won-lost
records and first place votes in
1. San Francisco (3-0) (60) 910
2. N. Carolina St. (4-0) (4) 64G
3. Utah ..........(3-0) (3) 520
4. Iowa . ........ (2-0) (3) 438
5. Alabama ..... (4-0) (11) 404
'6. Duquesne .-... (3-0) (2) 335
7. Dayton .. .. .. ..(4-0 ) (1) 269
8. Brigham Young (4-0) 239
9. Vanderbilt . ... (4-0) (6) 188
10. Holy Cross .. (3-0) (4) 168

first victory under your belt. -
And a solid victory, at that.
A 77-71 win over a strong Ne-
braska quintet Saturday night
caused a bit of optimism to pre-
vail in the Yost Field House locker
:oom yesterday.
Basketball Coach Bill Perigo saw
a big improvement over the prey-
LOUS week's loss to Pittsburgh:
"The boys started to work as a
mnit against Nebraska. Our play
under the backboards was fine,
and the bench came through when
it was needed."
Depth Evident
T he w or ds, " b en ch c a me
through" seemed to have a special-
significance, for Michigan showed
Saturday that it has stronger
depth than it has had in quite a
Injuries incurred during the
game to Ron Kramer and Harvey
Williams didn't prove disastrous
to ubsttutewt capable pr
form ers.
Both injured men should be
ready for Saturday's game at But-
ler. Kramer pulled a muscle in his
foot during the contest, but came
back to seal down the lid on the

JOE KILBEY, TOP SCORER in Denver history, leads the
Pioneers against Michigan tonight in a WIHL hockey game at
the. Coliseum. Kilbey tallied 32 times in 1953-54 to set the all
time school record and garnered 21 more goals last year.

GymnstsInsire ByFirst Meet

Saturday's Midwest Open Meet
at Chicago gave Coach Newt Loken
a od ide of the kind of cme
tition his gymnasts will be facing
Mhigan finished fourth in 'the
meet, compiling a total of 57
"Ou weakest events seem to be
the trampoline and tumbling,"

boken said,

'while we appear

Staff Fired
By The Associated Press
The new broom swept clean at
Northwestern, yesterday, as Stu
Hoicomb, athletic director less
than three days, fired football
coach Lou Saban and his entire
Saban, line coaches Bud Svend-
sen and Nathan Johnson, back-
field coach Al Pesek and end coach
George Steinbrenner, were told
that their one-year contracts
would not be renewed when they
expired March 1.
The shakeup in the Athletic
Department climaxed alumni and
campus criticism of the last two
football seasons during which
Northwestern won only one Big
Bob Voigts resigned "uder aluin
pressure" nearly a year ago.'
Purdue Hires Coach
Jack Mollenkopf, whose 'power-
ful lines made Purdue the best
defensive team in the Big Ten this
fall, was promoted to head football
coach yesterday.
The former star end of Bowling
Greep University -of Ohio was re-
ported to be the choice of Stu
Holcomb, who left the Purdue
coaching job after nine seasons to
become athletic director at North-
Mollenkopf was given a three-
year contract at an undisclosed
salary. Holcomb's last Purdue con-
tract was for 10 years.

strong on the parallel bars, side ones they already have."
horse, flying and still rings, and 'The team is preparing for their '
high bar. Illinois and Iowa look 'next meet, a January 9 contest
with Michigan State.
very strong this year. I was par- __ -_ - _
ticularly impressed with Iovwa's
BamiBeycaptured four first places Rm l y C
for Iowa. The versatile Hawkeye
won *the all-around title sid N FL Title on ]
exercise event.
The Wolverines performed very By JIM BAAD
well on the parallel bars. Ciiptain
"Chio" Sn Atoni, Wyne ar- The Los Angeles Rams will be I
ren, and Ed Gagnier all placed thevWld's ofesonal Footbyallr
among the top ten in this event. teWrdsPoesoa otal
"This is especially impressive con- 'Championship game on Dec. 26.
sidering there were twelve schools The.,Browns, perennial winner
in the meet and at least fifty men of the Eastern Division title, had
in each event," Loken said. Itheir crown for this season sewed
Gagnier was Michigan's strong- up a week ago. Sunday they rolled
est performer. Although the off i- over the Chicago Cardinals 35-24,
cial results are not out yet, Loken for a final season victory they
Ididn't actually need.
Need aLete? eThe Chicago Bears, who finish_
BB & OffCT, ed ahalf game behind LosAgee,
Wrestling Coach Cliff Keen fought hard enough at the end,
has a problem, but their start was too slow, and
The Big Ten has decided that they lost one game too many.
in accordance with Olympic The Rams, on the other hand,
rules, the conference will add got off to a quick start, and hung
another weight division to the on to the end, relinquishing their
wrestling mieets--115 pounds. Division leadership for only one
The only catch is that Keen brief week.
has no men who can classify Los Angeles had to win Sunday
for this weight. Anyone who can to clinch the tittle, however, and
and is interested should contact did, whipping the Green Bay
Keen or Assistant Coach Bob Packers, 31-17. It was really a
Betzig. victory under pressure, as the
-scoreboard stood before them, glar-
believes that Gagnier finished ing out Chicago's previous 17-10
among the top ten in every event, win over Philadelphia. While the
The Wolverine coach seemed IRams played, the Bears prayed.
well pleased with his team's show- The Bears had done their part
ing, remarking, "Watching some on this day of' decision. They had
of the other performers in the won their final game, giving them
meet seems to have instilled the a record of 8-4 for the season. But
boys with an incentive to learn the game that had deprived them
some new tricks and perfect the of a title more than any other was
the fateful loss to the lowly Chi-
WIHIL Standing cago Cardinals on Thanksgiving
ES weekend, 53-14.
Team Won Lost Pts- The loss dropped them from the
Noi'th Dakota 3 1 6 division lead and set them behind
Michigan 1 1 2 Los Angeles that small but never
Mich. State 0 2 0 surmounted one-half game.
All other teams have not yet The Rams looked strong in the
played.deciding game. Rookie Ron Waller
opened up a seven point lead for

eveland For
December 26
the Rams with a 55 yard run on
the fourth play of the game and
Green Bay never caught up.
It turned into an all-around day
for Los Angeles as Skeet Quinian
ran a punt back 55 yards for a
TD and quarterback Norm Van
Brocklin completed 12 out of 19
In other games around the
league, the last of the season, the
Washington Redskins finished sec-.
ond in the Eastern Division, de-
feating Pittsburgh 28-17, New
York handed Detroit its ninth
loss, 24-19, and San Francisco
dropped Baltimore into fourth
place, crushing them, 35-24.
W L T PcIt.

Casualties Recovered
Although his foot still is in some
pain, the mishap is nothing ser-
ious. Williams, another casualty,
is back in smooth working order.
lie was removed from the game in
the first half after injuring an
Randy Tarrier, who played most
of the game, felt ill afterwards
arid checked in at Health Service.
He recorded a fever, but respond-
ed to treatment and was released
The Maize and Blue, led by
Kramer and Williams, scorched
the nets in the first half on 45
per cent of its shots, but fell to
slightly above 30 per cent in the
final 20 minutes of play.
This drop-off in shooting per-
mitted Nebraska to sneak up to
within one point of Michigan, 67-
66, late in the game. Then Kramer
took over, scoring three quick bas-
kte to putthe finishing touches
Dormis, Pro
Take Titles
Gomberg had little trouble in
whipping Reeves, 4-0 for its sec-
ond straight Residence Halls
volleyball championship at the I-M
Building last night.
.Michigan, after losing the open-
ing pair of games, stormed back
SMU 75, Wisconsin 62
St. Louis 86, Indiana 75
Ohio State 89, Oklahoma 68
Wayne 67, Western Ontario 56
Kentucky 71, DePaul 69
to take Cooley, 4-3, and second
place spot.
Adams dropped Hinsdale, 4-1,
for third place honors.
Phi Alpha Kappa, easily downed
defending champions, Nu Sigma
Nu, 4-1, to win this year's profes-
sional volleyball championship.
Taking second place ribbons,
was the Law Club who disposed of
Alpha Chi Sigma, 4-0.

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Bock in the roaring twenties, undisputed Big Ten basket-
ball championships were the exception rather than the rule. Only
three out of nine seasons saw a single leader at the head of the
Western Conference pack.
One of these uncontested champions was the Michigan
Court squad of 1926-27.
Big drawing card on the cage varsity was a flashy forward
named Bennie Oosterbaan.
The center was a. standout defensive sophomore named
Ernie McCoy, later to become captain of the. varsity, coach of
four teams around mid-century, and assistant athletic director.
Then there was a diminutive guard who went by the name
of Ed Chambers.
So the day of reckoning came. The oppenent was Iowa,
co-leader the year before, and the date was March 7, 1927--
the seventh of March being the mcxgic number on Michigan
court history. But it looked like it was the Wolverines' unlucky
number when the action got underway. It took more than 10
mthes rfor the Maize and Blue cagers to find the range from
They needed fight and plenty of it if they were to win
the game. Here's where Chambers, the unsung hero, stepped
into the picture. Throughout the game he kept his team in the
bitter fight by his sensational shooting.
The score was 27-25, with two minutes left to play. Now
was the 'time for Oosterbaan, experiencing a horrendous night,
to come through with the all-important bucket, his lone two
points of the contest:
After Iowa gained possession of the ball, Al Harrison, sub-
stitute Hawkeye guard, drove in orn the right hand side of the
keyhole for the basket. But Chambers generated superhuman
effort to block Harrison's layup attempt with less than half o
mnintite left, forcing the overtime period.
Iowa drew first blood in the extra session, but Chambers
retaliated to tie the score at 29-all. Then, for the auspicious
conclusion to his collegiate athletic career. Chambers sank on-


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