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Orwig Captain9 Hill




Winter Sports Schedule

Tackle Repl
Guard May

Dec. 8 Toronto Home
Dec. 10 Toronto Horne
Dec. 15 McGill Home
Dec. 18 Colorado There
Dec. 19 Colorado There
Dec. 21 Denver There
Dec. 22 Denver There
Jan. 8 Michigan State There
Jan. 11 MIchigan Tech There
Jan. 12 Michigan Tech There
Jan. 15 Michigan State Home
Feb. 1 Montreal Home
Feb. 2 Montreal Home
Feb. 8 Minnesota There
Feb. 9 Minnesota There
Feb. 12 Red Wings (Exhibition)
Feb. 15 Minnesota Home
Feb. 16 Minnesota Home
Feb. 22 Michigan State There
Feb. 23 Michigan State Home
Mr. 4 North Dakota Home
Mar. 5 North Dakota Home
Mar. 8 Michigan Tech Home
Mar. 9 Michigan Tech Home

Jan. 5 Pittsburgh Away
Jan. 11 Indiana Home
Jan. 12 Northwestern Home
Feb. 2 Illinois Home
Feb. 4 Purdue Away
Feb. 9 Iowa Away (afternoon)
Feb. 16 MichigantState Home
Feb. 23 Ohio State Home
Mar. 2 Minnesota Home
Mar. 8-9 Conference Tournament
Mar/ 22-23 NCAA

aces Maentz;
Get Trophy
Special To The Daily
CHICAGO-Michigan's football
team yesterday voted rugged sen-
ior left guard Dick Hill as its "most
valuable player" for the 1956 sea-

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Feb. 2
Feb. 8
Feb. 15
Feb. 23
Mar. 1-2
Mar. 6

MSU Relays
Michigan AAU
Penn State
Big TenMeet
Mich. Normal

E. Lansing
Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor

Dec. 1 Delaware
Dec. 7 Wichita.
Dec. 8 Nebraska
Dec. 15 Butler
Dec. 19 Kent
Dec. 22 Pittsburgh
Dec. 29 Washington-St. Louis
Jan. 1 Yale
Jan. 5 *Indiana
Jan. 7*Michigan State
Jan. 12 *Northwestern
Jan. 14 *Wisconsin
Feb. 2 *Minnesota
Feb. 4 *Purdue
Feb. 9 *Mnnesota
Feb. 11 *Wisconsin
Feb. 16 *Illinois
Feb. 18,*Purdue
Feb. 23 *Ohio
Feb. 25 *Indiana
Mar. 2 ?Iowa
Mar. 4 *Michigan State
(*Conference Games)


Dec. 1 Midwest Open Chicago
Jan. 11 Wisconsin There
Jan. 12 Minnesota There
Feb. 9 Indiana Here
Feb. 15 Iowa Here
Feb. 18 MSU There
Feb. 22 Navy Pier Chicago
Feb. 23 Northwestern There
Mar. 2 Ohio State Here
Mar. 8-9 Western -Conference Here
Mar. 22-23 NCAAMeet Navy Academy
Mar. 26-27 NAAU Meet Navy Pier,
Jan. 2 North Carolina State Here
Jan. 5 Big Ten Relays Here
Jan. 12 Purdue There
Feb. 9 Iowa State Here
Feb. 16 Iowa Here
Feb. 23 Indiana There
Feb. 25 MSU There
Mar. 2 Ohio State - Here
Mar. 7-8-9 Western Conference Minn.
Mar. 15-16 Class B Mich. H.S. State
Meet Here
Mar. 23 Indianapolis Athletic Club
(Exhibition) Here
Mar. 28-29-30 NCAA Meet N. Carolina

.. . not more than average?
Sailing Club
Takes Third
In Regatta
By finishing third in the Chi-
cago Yacht Club's Timme Angston
Regatta, the Michigan Sailing:
Club retained the Midwestern
championship which it won last
In a tight, three-cornered match
for first-place honors, Brown
emerged the victor with 290 points,
followed by Bowdoin with 288.
Bruce Goldsmith led the Mich-
igan club with a 168 score, the
highest individual total in the re-
gatta. Goldsmith never finished
lower than fourth in any of the
12 races.

Jim Orwig, "just another foot-
ball player" when he first tried out
for Michigan's team, was elected
captain of the 1957,squad yester-
The 196-1b. tackle, whose spirit-
ed line play has bolstered the Wol-
verines for the past two seasons,
succeeds end Tom Maentz.
The Toledo, O. athlete was con-
sidered nothing more than an "av-
erage" college gridder when he
first stepped onto Ferry Field, ac-
cording to football Coach Ben
Hard Worker
"Jim has always worked pro-
digiously to improve himself," said
Oosterbaan yesterday, "and has
been an inspiration to the team.
I'm sure he will be a fine Michi-
gan captain."
A pre-med student, Orwig has
way better than three-point av-
arge. He is a nephew of Bill Or-
wig, former Wolverine athlete and
end coach, and current athletic
director at Nebraska. Orwig's
father, also a Michigan alumnus,
is a doctor.
Orwig is a graduate of Toledo's
DeVilbiss High School, where he
captained the 1952 football team.
He made Michigan's varsity two
years ago, but was injured in his
first game, sitting out the rest of
the season. Because of this, he was
recently granted another year of
eligibility by the Western Confer-
It was also announced yester-
day that Lynn Evans will replace
Dave Lindquist as senior manager.
Sandy Berlin, Tom Hitchman,
Walt Newson and Jack Seastrom
were appointed junior managers.

Hill's honor makes him eligible
for the Chicago Tribune's Silver
Football Award to the most valu-
able player in the Big Ten.
Rated "one of the finest line-
men I've ever coached" by Head
Line Mentor Jack Blott, Hill was
in the Wolverine starting lineup
for the past two seasons. In 1955
he played a total of 345 minutes
and this year's statistics-not yet
released-will undoubtedly reveal
even more action in 1956.
Speed, Alertness
Though relatively light for his
position-he's 5'11" and 190-lbs.
-Hill has compensated for this
with speed, alertness and excep-
tional durability,
Every school in the Conference
nominates one man as its candi-
date for the Tribune award.
Conference coaches plus a spec-
ial committee will select the re-
cipient of the award later this

. . . most valuable
Michigan 1956
Grid Record
42 UCLA 13
0 Michigan State 9
48 Army 14
34 Northwestern 20
7 Minnesota 20
17 Iowa 14
17 Illinois 7
49 Indiana 26
19 Ohio State 0


FI A I N R P S SI -:Grid Picks C ontest E nds;
Staff Race Closes in Tie

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Once again it's time to pack the
crystal ball in moth balls and look
back on another season of fore-
casting in the Grid Picks contest.
Robert Douglas of Winchell
House, West Quad, wound up as
the contest's final winner as he
posted a more than respectable 15-
5 record.
The final contest was made even
more difficult by the occurence of
three tie games.
In a close race for individual
forecasting honors among the
staff members, Senior Editors,
Dick Cramer and Dave Grey
wound up in a tie.
Cramer, last year's winner, start-
ed slowly but finished with a rush
to grab a share of the crown.
This year's competition saw
close to 1,800 entries in the nine
weekly contests.
Our congratulations again to the
other weekly winners: Chuck
Shemely, Arnold Brown, Ann Jac-

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Dave Grey ............
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8. Bruce Bennett ......
9. Al Winkelstein ........


obs, Leslie Kert, Phil Smith, Jack
DeVries, Mrs. Tom Anderson,
Jerry Inman, Robert Johnson, and
Bernie Rinella.
The final staff standings were:

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Michigan wrestling coach
Cliff Keen was taken to Uni-
versity Hospital with a rup-
tured appendix last Friday.
It is uncertain when he will
be released.

'M' Football 1956
AS THE winter season nears, one can't help but take a final glance
back at the 1956 Michigan football year.
This fall's team did prove to be the best seen here in a long
time - probably since 1948 when Michigan won nine and lost none
with a total of 252 points scored. This year Michigan scored 233
points while giving up 123, which is quite a contrast to last year's
team that had a 179-94 ratio.
The final outcome was pretty much as expected. Pre-season polls
-for what they are worth - picked Michigan to be among the
top 10 teams in the counrty with a 7-2 record as an average guess.
Many thought that a 5-2 mark in the Big Ten Conference might be
enough to gain the Wolverines a oRse Bowlbid even if they couldn't
win the championship.
But Michigan State and Ohio
State folded in the stretch drive, ,
and Iowa and Minnesota took
their places. These four teams
plus Michigan gave the Big Ten "*...
Conference one of its strongestIX
and most evenly divided years. It
is interesting to note that the
Wolverines were the only Confer-
ence team that played all four of
its major opponents.
This year Michigan used a
greater diversity in offensive plays
with a mixing of single wing and TERRY BARR
unbalanced line T-formation pat- .. Saturday's Hero
As the season progressed, the second team began to work better
as a unit and greater substitution was made possible. Another aid
was the general lack of major injuries.
But even a strong team also has weaknesses, and a lack of depth
in the line was one of the major problems faced by the Wolverine
coaching staff.
This year's team, however, will probably be remembered most
for the many individuals who were a part of it. Those that graduate
will be missed, to say the least.
Ron Kramer - The All-American end, who ,more-than-proved
,himself this year and who will long be talked about for his "Kramer
catches" and "Kramer tackles."
Tom Maentz - "The other end" and a fine leader, who has also
gained a reputation as one of the nation's most consistent flankers.
Terry Barr - Michigan's "old pro" in the backfield. One of
the best backs in the nation, he might have been an Ali-American
had he not fallen victim to the injury. jinx so often.
Charley Brooks - Michigan's third fine end, who probably would
have been a starter on many college teams in the country.
Al Sigman - A fast-for-his-size tackle rated highly by the coach-
Dick Hill - Considered by line Coach Jack Blott as one of the
Conference's finest guards.
Mike Rotunno - A fine all-around football player, who was able
to make the difficult shift from end to center.
Jim Maddock - One of Michigan's two good quarterbacks, who
will probably be remembered most for his amazing three-year mastery
over Iowa.
Ed Shannon - The small right halfback with the spirit and
drive of a champion.
And A Look To Next Year ...
AS TO next year, no one will really know how good the Wolverines
can be until more about this year's freshman talent can be ex-
plored. Certain personnel, however, does return to give some indica-
Leading the returning end candidates is Gary Prahst, who is
rated as a fine prospect after a season's experience playing behind
Kramer. The two other promising end letter winners are Dave Bow-
ers and Walt Johnson, both of whom saw limited action this season.
Returning tackles see one starter, Jim Orwig, back as captain-
elect f6r 1957. Also back will be two second-stringers, Dick Heynen
and Jim Davies, who both developed well this year.
Tackle Willie Smith, another very promising rugged lineman,
will be a major addition if he can shake this year's injury jinx.
Returning guard will be primarily Mary Nyren, who like Orwig
makes up for what he lacks in size with a determined job in the
bruising middle-of-the-line play.
But also eligible will be improved Larry Faul and Jerry Marcin-
iak. The latter was good enough to make the second team until he
was hurt and had to give way to senior Clem Corona, who finally
came into his own after three years on the Varsity.
Returning center will be rugged Gene Snider, who gave Rotunno
a pretty equal battle all year long for the starting job on offense and
as a linebavker. Also returning will be another letter winner, Ray Wine.
In the backfield will be starters Jim Van Pelt, Jim Pace, and
John Herrnstein. Van Pelt has been praised by the coaches for his
improved all-around play at quarterback.
Pace has also improved steadily in other departments beside
flashy running. Barring injury, he should rank again next season as
just about the Conference's most feared breakaway halfback.
And Herrnstein at fullback, too, has a good season behind him
and a brilliant future ahead of him. And he's learning more with
every game.
Bob Ptacek, who ranks as one of Michigan's best passers in recent
years, also should see a great deal of action again next year. The fi-
nal key returning back is Jim Byers, who ranks as a very strong line-
backer and has shown a good driving ability at fullback behind Herrn-

Other letter winners who should also see action next fall in-
clude linemen Tom Berger, Alex Bochnowski and backs Jim Dickey,
Jack Lousma, Mike Shatusky, Gene Sisinyak, and John Spidel.
But whatever the outcome of next year's team, it is still going
to be quite a while before Michigan's 1956 season and team and its
individual standouts are going to be forgotten.


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