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Swimmers Wrestlers
'M'Natators Host Buckeyes'
In Big Ten 'Preview' Meet

To See Action Here

Wolverine Matmen Eager
For Conquest of Gophers

' Swim Tickets
Tickets for today's swimming
meet agajnst Ohio State will go
on sale at 12:30 at the pool.
Michigan's swimming team
plays host to the powerful Buck-
eyes of Ohio State this afternoon
in a contest that should be a "pre-
view" of the coming Big Ten meet.
The meet is scheduled for 2:30
p.m. at the new varsity pool.
It's becoming a well-worn cliche
to call the Michigan-Ohio State
contest a "preview" of the Big

an Mike Peppe who has turned
out championship teams with
monotonous regularity.
Ohio State will probably have
Wiggins swim in the 200-yd. in-
dividual med.ey, the backstroke,
end possibly the 100-yd. freestyle.
However, the versatile star could
swim in any event that Coach
Peppe needed points.
Stiff Opposition
Wiggins will meet stiff opposi-
tion in his races. Unbeaten Cy
Hopkins will probably be Wiggins'
opposition in the individual med-
ley while OlympiaD Dick Hanley
will be his oprionent in the 100-yd.
freestyle. Wiggins has churned the
100-yds. in 49.9 seconds with Han-
ley's best time an even 50 seconds.
Only in the back-stroke is Wig-
gins considered to be a definite
The Wolverines will have their
hands full with several of the les-
ser-known members of the Buck-
eye squad. Van Leer Hoffman won
the Big Ten Championship in the
breaststroke last year and is al-
most certain to pick up valuable
points in that event.
Sophomore Bob Connell should
give the Maize and Blue's Bob
Mehl an excellent race in theb50-
yd. freestyle. Connell has been
clocked in :23.3 and Mehl's best
time is :23.2. Another strong OSU
sprint man is Richard Dewey. The
former high school state cham-
pion's best event is' the 100-yd.
Relay Team Strong
The Ohio State relay teams
should take firsts. The 400-yd.
freestyle relay is ranked fourth in
the conference.
In diving the Buckeyes are
conceded at least a first place.
Don Harper is the top collegiate
diver in the nation. Glen Whitten
and Frank Fraunfelter are also
proven board men. Michigan's
hopes rest in Dick Kimball who
has been performing so spectacu-
larly in his first year.
The meet will depend on sec-
ond place finishes. Both teams
have their outstanding stars but
only good performances by men
like Pete Fries, Mehl, Meyers and
Don Adamski can insure a vic-
tory for Michigan in this historic

UNBEATEN-Cy Hopkins puts his rperfect record on the line
against Olympic swimmer Al Wiggins this afternoon in the Michi-
gan pool.
Cagers Hope To Break
'Road Jinx' at Iowa City

It has been said by many keen
observers that Minnesota is turn-
ing into a jinx for Michigan ath-
letic teams.
Last fall the heavily favored
Maize and Blue eleven met defeat
at the hands of a spirited Gopher
football team in a game which
dampened both Homecoming fes-
tivities and Rose Bowl aspirations.
The "M" basketball team met
with the same fate, a crushing 82-
62 setback registered by a hot
Minnesota five who disregarded
Michigan's previous home floor
Today this trend can be halted
as the unbeaten, once tied Min-
nesota wrestling team invades
Yost Field House for a match
which could make a Madison
Square Garden fracas look like
an elementary school gym class.
Michigan Homecoming
It's homecoming for Michigan
wrestlers past and present and its
a sure bet that Gopher coach
Wally Johnson and his crew are
planning to spoil the party.
The visitors whose record is
marred only by a tie with Illi-
nois, have conquered Iowa State,
winner over defending NCAA
champions, Oklahoma A & M, and
have snowed under all other op-
Led by sophomore 167-pounder
Bob Koehnen and 123-pound ace
Dick Mueller, Johnson's squad
looks like a top Big Ten cham-
pionship contender. Koehnen, un-
defeated this season. will meet Mi-
chigan sophomore Karl Lutomski
and Mueller, former Big Ten and
NCAA champion at 123 pounds,
will meet Dan Deppe.
Returned From Service
Also returned from service is
Willis Wood, Big Ten heavyweight
champion 1953, he will face the
much improved Wolverine heavy-
weight Steve Zervas in a bout
which could well decide the out-
come of the match.
However, Coach Keen's men are
ready for the intruders from the
North Woods. A special bright note
on the Michigan horizon q the re-
turn of 137 pounder Larry Mur-
ray who has been out of action be-
cause of a knee injury.
With the return of Murray,

Keen has moved Lloyd Hamady
back up to his old stamping
grounds, the 147 pound division.
Hamady will probably face Cap-
tain Don Meyers who finished
third in Big Ten competition last
Back to Form
Other matches pit Max Pearson,
"M" 130 pounder, who seems to
be hitting old form against Rob-I
ert Board, another of Johnson's
promising sophomores. Murray
will probably face Bill Johnson
in the 130-pound match.
At 157 pounds, Michigan Cap-I
tain Mike Rodriguez, seeking his
fourth straight victory, will run
up against letterman Ron Baker,
in the 177 pound match it will be
Jack M a r c h e l lo agains Bill
Since today is wrestlers' home-
coming, the annual banquet will
be held at 6:30 p.m. in the League.
Both alumni wrestlers and the
present squad will be present at
the dinner. The committee which
planned the affair was made up
of Bob Betzig, John Paup, and
Marvin Becker.
ND Job Goes
To Crimmins
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (P)-Ber-
nie Crimmins, 38, went back to
his old backfield coaching job for
Notre Dame yesterday after five'
discouraging seasons as Indiana
University's head football coach.
Ed "Moose" K r a u s e, Notre
Dame athletic director, said Crim-
mins' selection fills out the staff
of Terry Brennan, who once
played for Notre Dame under
Crimmins. Crimmins is to share
backfield coaching duties with
Henry Stram of Southern Metho-
dist, who was hired a week ago.
Crimmins played guard, quar-
terback and fullback for Notre
Dame under coaches Elmer Lay-
den and Frank Leahy in 1939-41.
He returned to Notre Dame as
backfield coach in 1946-51 after
commanding a Navy PT boat in
the South Pacific in World War

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Ohio State's mentor, Mike
Peppe, taking a coach's typical-
Slypessimistic view, flatly pre-
dicted today that his swimmers
"would lose to Michigan."
Peppe even went as far as
predicting the final score, 56-
49, in favor of the Wolverines.
He pointed out that Michigan
has two great swimmers while
he has only one, Al Wiggins.
When asked what events he
plans to swim Wiggins in, he
' said nocommittally, "he may
, swim in any event with the ex-
ception of the diving."
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... in 100-yd. freestyle
Ten meet but this has practically
been the case down through the
Once again two powerfuL im.
beaten seads clash. Michigan, a
team which won only ore dual
meet last season, will rest its
hopes on the youthful shoulders
of sophomoreF .y Hr.knr and
Dick Hanley. The Picl'3es have
one of the world's greatest swim-
mvrs in Olympian Al V irgins and
a great diver in Don Harper, Big
Ten one and three meter cham-
pion. The meet will also be a duel
between top coaches; Gus Stager
and Bruce Harlan who have
proved wo'rthy successors to the
great Matt Mann against veter-
Jack Lewis is probably Michigan
basketball's best quarterback.
The sophomore guard has shown
local cage fans a playmaking abili-
ty which is inferior to very few.
He has proved to his teammates
and coaches that he possesses a
lot of basketball "know-how."
Coach Bill Perigo adds, "Lewis is
a real good general on the court."
Unfortunately, Lewis has been
sidelined with an ankle injury for
the past three weeks and has seen
limited action. Therefore, talk has
sprung up that Lewis will have a
hard time getting his job back for
the remaining two games. of . the
season because of the fine per-
formances turned in by replace-
ment Jim Shearon. This sounds
likely. However, if you'll excuse
the cliche, "Just wait until next

Coach Bill Perigo and his band
of hardwood warriors have their
last chance tonight to break this
year's "road jinx" when they en-
counter Iowa at Iowa City in their
last away game of the season,
The 1956-57 season finale takes
place Monday night when title-
hungry Michigan State invades
Yost Field House. The center
jump is set for 8 p.m.
Seeing Red
Th" Spartans will be "seeing
red" Monday night as 'he Wol-
verines have the distinct honor
of being the last team to defeat
them this year. Michigan State
lost their first three Big Ten
games, the last of which was the
70-69 loss to the Maize and Blue,
and then began to roll and are
now tied with Indiana for the
Conference lead.


The Big Ten's most crucial
battle will be played tonight at
East Lansing when the Hoosiers
and Spartans clash.
Iowa, with a 4-7 record, is cur-
rently anchored in eighth place
in the Big Ten, but the Hawkeyes
will be on their home court, where
they have won three of five
Iowa Coach Bucky O'Connor,
who has been seeking the best
combination all season, will start
Dave Gunther and George Sea-
berg at the forward spots; Amer-
icus John-Lewis at center; Augie
Martel and Jim McConnell at the
Gunther; a sophomore, is the
Hawkeyes' leading scorer with a
12.3 average.
Close Series
The Michigan-Iowa series is ex-
ceptionally close - the record
shows 23 victories for the Wol-
verines and 22 for the Hawkeyes.
Iowa won the only game of 1956.
The Hawkeyes have won ninie
straight at Iowa City, the last
loss occurring in 1941.
Perigo will start the same five
he has been using for the last
three games - M.C. Burton and
Pete Tillotson at the forward
slots; George Lee and Jim Shear-
on at the guard posts; and Ron
Kramer at the pivot.
Capt. Kramer, Shearon and
Tom Raisor will be making their
final appearances Monday night
on the hardwoods for the Mpi>e
and Blue.
Perigo faces this final weekend
with quite a bit of apprehension.
"That tiresome trip out to Iowa is
apt to take a lot out of us," said
Perigo, "whereas the Spartans
play at home tonight and can rest
up for the Monday battle."


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It wasn't until New Year's night
that Lewis came into his own.
Yale came to town and battled
Michigan in a cold, unheated Yost
Field House. The game was slow
and somewhat sloppy and, near-
ing the end of the first half, the
Wolverines lagged, 32-31. Minutes
before the half-time signal blew,
Coach Perigo sent in a second
string guard-Lewis.
Lewis tipped in a shot in the
last second of the half to give
Michigan an edge. In the. second
half, he called a few signals, pro-
vided a little pep, and exhibited
enough drive to gain a 7j-62 vic-
tory for the Maize and Blue and
13 points for himself.
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and does so with quite a bit of'
pride. "Chicago," he says, "is
quite a place. Don't get me wrong
-I like Ann Arbor, but Chicago's
When he played basketball for
St. Phillip's in his high school
days, Lewis was a forward, but
6'2" is just not quite enough for a
Big Ten forward so he was
switched to guard.
In his senior year, Lewis was
named to several All-Star teams
including many of the All-Sec-
tion squads.
The future is still hazy for Lew-
is. He is in Pre-Business now, with
all intentions of entering the
School of Business Administra-
tion next fall, but just what he
will do after graduation is unde-
An easy-going individual, Lewis
has a good sense of humor and
is usually "kidding around" when
he isn't "joking around." He is
very patient, but "that is a direct
result of having to live with two
sisters and three brothers, all
younger than myself," he adds.

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