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THE MICHIGAN DAIL'Y''

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THEMIHIAN AaY AG

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Netmen Enter Conference Meet

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Setteefn the Xine4
By CARL RISEMAN
Soccer at Michigan
LAST FALL I was given an assignment concerning soccer at
Michigan. At first the idea didn't particularly appeal to me since there
appeared to be little interest for the sport on this campus. But, as is
the case on many large campuses, there was a group which was vitally
interested in promoting soccer as a collegiate sport,
Many months have passed since I first made contact with the
Michigan Soccer Club. They have completed a successful season on the
- field but have made little headway in achieving their long standing
goal-that of varsity recognition.
I became interested in the problem of soccer, or for that matter,
F any sport achieving varsity recognition on the Michigan campus. Of
course every issue has two sides and I went down to the Athletic
Administration building to find out the Athletic Department's stand
on the issue.
Bert Katzenmeyer, who very ably doubles as both varsity golf
coach and Administrative Assistant to Athletic Director H. O. "Fritz"
Crisler, pointed out the procedure necessary for an athletic group to
become a varsity sport. The group must first present a petition signed
by 500 University students to .the Undergraduate Managers' Council.
The Council, which, is composed of all junior and senior athletic
managers, acts upon the petition by either recommending or not
recommending it to the Board in ;Control of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The Board then acts upon the recommendation and if the petitioning
' group" clears this hurdle it will have achieved varsity status.
Katzenmeyer continued by stating that five years ago a soccer
group known as the Wolverine Soccer Club had presented such a
petition to the Mahagers' Council which had not recommended the
group. The reasons given then were:
1. The Council had questioned the eligibility status of the soccer
club. A great percentage of those playing on the team were graduate
students who would be ineligible under Western Conference rules.
2. The Council had felt that there would be great difficulty in
scheduling games since no school in the Big Ten had a varsity soccer
team. The team would have to do a great deal of traveling since most
of the schools with soccer teams were located in the Eayst and in the
.'''South:
3. Because of the above two factors, the Council felt that the
operating budget would be too high.
The present group has not presented any petition as yet. Katzen-
meyer stated that if the group is to gain varsity sport rating, it will
be subject to the same rules as all other Big Ten teams.
The Other Side .. .
BOB BURNETT IS CAPTAIN of the Michigan Soccer Club. Al-
though soft-spoken, Burnett shows determination in justifying his
"cause." Burnett hopes to see his sport become a member of the
varsity in the near future. He states that the decision the Managers'
Council agreed upon five years ago would not be valid today.
Burnett pointed to the phenomenal growth of soccer in this
country since that time. Both Michigan State and Ohio State recog-
nized soccer as a varsity sport two years ago, and he added that
Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota have agreed to soccer within the past
year.
The one thing that bothers Burnett is the trouble that he is having
in scheduling games for next fall. A number of squads have backed
down because they only want to play teams with varsity status. Burnett
concluded his argument by emphatically stating that while the club
has not presented a petition to the Managers' Council, the Athletic
Department has not been receptive to the idea.
I feel that Burnett has presented a good case. Michigan has
ten varsity sports-the last sport to gain varsity rating was gymnastics
in 1948. Soccer i regarded as the "universal pastime," being played
in more countries and by more people than any other sport. The huge
crowds that throng to the soccer bowls in Berlin and Buenos Aires
dwarf the 101,001 fans who follow the fortunes of Michigan football
on sunny autumn afternoons. The fact that over 1,000 foreign students
attend the University must also be taken into consideration. These
students, some of whom play for the Michigan Soccer Club, regard
soccer as "their" sport.

Illinois, Iowa Favorites
As Matches Start Today

HURRY!
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By AL SINAI
Illinois and Iowa are co-favorites
to take the Big Ten Tennis Cham-
pionships starting today at North-
western and continuing through
Saturday.
Michigan, Conference cham-
pions for three consecutive years,
could still conceivably win their
fourth in a row, but will miss last
year's stars, Barry MacKay, Mark
Jaffe, and Dick Potter, who have
graduated.
The Wolverines, led this year by
Captain John Harris, Jon Erick-
son, George Korol and Bob Sas-
sone, have compiled a 4-1 confer-
ence record, and an overall record
of 8-2. Their only losses have been
to Illinois and Notre Dame.
The Illini have won 15 consecu-
tive dual meets and are headed by
Carl Noble, playing first singles,

and veterans Bob Breckenridge
and Roger Bielfield.
Noble Heads Illini
Noble teams with a former
United States national indoor
junior champion, Al Holtman, to
form a top doubles combination
who may be strongly challenged by
Gerry Parchute and Al Hendricks
of Indiana.
Iowa boasts of having Art An-
drews, who is favored to win the
singles championship. Andrews is
undefeated this year, after having
gone to the 1957 Conference finals
only to lose to MacKay in extra
sets. He also reached the NCAA
semifinals last year.
Bob Potthast, Joe Martin, and
Don Middlebrook also will help ot
make Iowa a title threat.
'M' Touted Third
Michigan's coach, Bill Murphy,
expecti the Wolverines to fight it
out with Northwestern for third
place.
"We have only an outside chance
of sneaking through to win," said
Murphy.
He intends to use all eight play-
ers in the meet with Erickson, Har-
ris, Eassone, Korol, Frank Fulton
and Wayne Peacock,, playing sin-
gles in that order. Harris and
Erickson will team up in the first
doubles, with Fulton and Bill
Vogt playing second, and John
Wiley and Kprol third.
Northwestern was a surprise
second in the Conference meet last
year. They have four returning
lettermen, led by Vandy Christie.
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One of the bright spots in an
otherwise extremely disappoint-
ing season for the Wolverine
baseball teamhas been the out-
standing play of first-baseman
Bill Roman.

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best player we've had
Tippery and Steve

Phi Delts,
Phi E in
I- Games
By BILL ZOLLA
Phi Epsilon Pi and Phi Delta
Theta advanced into the finals of
the first place playoffs in "B"
softball with victories yesterday
at Ferry Field.
Phi Ep crushed Phi Sigma Kap-
pa, 12-0 as pitcher Paul Leeds
hurled a no-hitter, supported by
almost flawless fielding. Gary
Roggin smsahed a homer and a
triple to pace the winners.
Phi Delt won out over Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, 13-9. A home run
by Dave Bowers paced the victors'
attack. I
Sigma Chi scored in every in-
ning as they whipped Lambda Chi
Alpha, 12-2. The winners moved
into the second place finals with
the win.
Opposing Sigma Chi will be
Delta Sigma Delta who edged
Zeta Psi, 8-7. The Delt Sigs scored
three in the last frame to come
from behind and capture the game
with John Halloran homering for
the victors.
Zeta Beta Tau advanced into
the third place finals as they de-
feated Tau Delta Phi, 20-3. Arnie
Rubenstein led the attack with a
home run and three other hits.
Scoring in every inning, Delta
Tau Delta walloped Theta Xi, 22-
8, in the other third place game.
Phi Gamma Delta bowed to The-
ta Chi, 6-5, but not before they
had put on a colorful showing,
wearing jackets, ties and bermuda
shorts.
In "A" softball, Kappa Sigma
scored two runs in the last inning
to come from behind to nip Alpha
Sigma Phi, 5-4 and advance to the
fourth place finals.
Alpha Delta Phi defeated Theta
Delta Chi 5-4 in I-M baseball Mon-
day instead of the reverse score.

Boros," said Coach Ray Fisher,
who has seen several good players
in his day.
Tippery now plays for Knox-
ville, a Baltimore Oriole farm
club, while Boros is with the'
Birmingham team in the Detroit
Tiger chain.
"I'd like to play pro ball, too, if
I got the chance," said Roman,
who is in Engineering School
here.
He attended St. Cyril High
School in Detroit where he starred
in both baseball and basketball.
. In basketball, Roman was a for-
ward whose scoring was in the
double figures .The St. Cyril base-
ball team, led by Roman, won the
Class C Championship in Roman's
junior and senior years.
In 1956, Roman was chosen as
one of 16 American Legion All-
Stars to tour South America. He
was then a member of the Faust
Post team in Detroit. The All-
Stars toured eight countries, win-
ning most of their games, with
Roman batting well over .300.
The 6'4" 180-pounder has con-
tinued his fine hitting as he has
compiled a .323 average this sea-
son. Roman hits the ball solid,
even when he makes an out.
"I have more trouble hitting
southpaw pitching," the tall left-
handed hitter will frankly ad-
mit. However, Roman offered
some evidence to disprove the
widely used theory of having left-
handed batters hit only against
right-handed pitchers, by blast-
ing a home run off southpaw Jim
Flynn. of Illinois, Saturday.
The homer, Roman's third, was
the only bright spot in the Wol-
verine's weekend losses to Purdue
and Illinois.
Michigan's powerful hitting was
virtually non-existent Friday and
Saturday, as they lost to Purdue,
4-1, and to Illinois, 5-3 and 11-2.
The Wolverines totaled only 17
hits in the three games.
I-M Officials Tell
Golf Champions
League winners in the I-M golf
tournament announced by dgpart-
ment officials include Gomberg,
residence halls, Psi Upsilon, social
fraternities, Evans Scholars, in-
dependents and Delta Theta Pi
professional fraternities.

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