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Prahst, Johnson in Li
To Take Over at End

F MANPOWER-An army of Indiana Hoosiers battle vainly to stop Michigan's big fullback,
errnstein, as he scores one of the Wolverine touchdowns in last year's 40-26 tromping of the
s. Herrnstein was tied, with Terry Barr with. six touphdowns to lead last year's Michigan

Big Ten Aid
BONG the swarm of incoming freshmen, there is -a small group
f specially selected males who are the first recipients of the Big
s new aid plan. These freshmen athletes are here with either a
ride scholarship or a partial one based on need,
Exactly what this program is and what it does, however, has
r, in my opinion, been thoroug'hly laid out for the student sports
to look over. It is the purpose of this column to do this.
The objective of the new plan is to eliminate, through standard-
0o of offers, the outrageous bidding which has taken place
ng various Conference institutions in the past. The choice a boy
to make as to the school he wants to attend is now left to factors
1 as quality of classroom instruction and facilities, athletic. plant,
coaching staff rather than how much he would be paid.
It works in this way. The plan is 'set up to take care of'an ath-
s board, room, books, tuition, and fees on the basis of need. When
gh school athlete is felt to be outstanding by, say Michigan's ath-
department, he is. invited to cine up to the school and look
ver. Nothing can be put on paper, however, until the tJune 15th
lline, which eliminates the taking up of obligations until the boy
The paperwork 'is accomplished by way of tenders of aid which
sent out through the mail. Each Big Ten school is allowed to mail
100 of these per year covering all sports. If some are returned
lout acceptance, these may again be sent the same year as long;
he number never exceeds 100.
When 'an offer is accepted, the amount of help to be received is
rmined either on flat scholarship or on a basis of need. A high
x1 athlete who stands in the upper one-fourth of his graduating
s is entitled to a 'full ride." If he is below that point, however, and
has good enough grades to enter a university, the need factor
ien determined by a professional survey of his family's income.
s then set up so that the family pays what it can afford and the
ol pays the rest. All funds used in paying the scholarships come.
i athletic receipts.
me Disapproval...
IS NEW PLAN was drafted by a Conference appointed committee
f which Michigan's athletic director II. 0. "Fritz" Crisler was a
iber. It was formally adopted by the Big Ten on February 2 of
year. At the time there were many cries against it, even thoughit
ed. Two of the major objections were (1) because of the June
i signing up date many top prospects would be already committed
ide before the Conference schools could get to them, and (2)
,use of the need clause, other schools could easily outbid the
Ten if they wanted to. There was, therefore, much worry in some
etic departments that Big Ten athletics would take a turn for
worse on the national scene.
The plan hasn't been in effect long enough, of course, to deter-
e its effect on the quality of Conference athletes, but results from
first season's mailing out of tendes seems to indicate that 'the
Ten schools are still getting pretty nearly what they want in way
alent. Conference Commissioner Kenneth L. "Tug" Wilson re-
s that as of the August 1 deadline for accepting tenders 776 boys
approached with 691 accepting for a percentage of .890. This inl-
tes that only eleven per cent of the athletes desired by the Big
went to schoolsoutside the Conference.-
On the local scene, Michigan sent out 92 tenders which were
pted in 72 cases for an average of 78 per cent. It is of interest

Grid .Picks'
Time Again
Attention real and pseudo sports
Are you frustrated from your
predictions of this year's baseball
standings? Did your girlfriend's
predictions come closer to the
truth than yours? Then release
your frustrations in this fall's
Daily Grid Picks Contest.
/ An Easy Game
Again this football season we
will feature that chilling,spine-
tingling game of chance. All you
have to do is take the weekly list
of football games which starts
today, select your favorites, and
predict the scores of the Michigan:
However, since the Wolverines
don't start until next week, you
will have to pick the outcome of
the Kentucky-Georgia Tech con-
test this time.
No box tops to send in, no
jingles to write, no pictures to
The wiener of this and every
week's contest will be awarded
two tickets to either the State or
Michigan theaters.
Staff Consensus
If you aren't a know it all, which
of course, none will admit, you will
find the Daily sports staff's pre-
dictions in consensus form along-
side the list. If you wish to, you
can rely on this team of "experts,"
but after a week passes, you will
see why the quotation marks are
around the "expert."
.The sports staff's consensus for
this week's games will appear in
tomorrow's Daily.
Once again, the directions are:
1, select your favoritesof these 20
games;- 2, pick the score of the
Kentucky-Georgia Tech game; 3,
send your predictions on the back
More Sports Appear
On Pages 12, 14, 15
of a post card, or in a letter to
"Grid Picks," 420. Maynard. If you
wish, you may drop your predic-
tions off at the main desk of The
Daily on the second floor.
Entries must be postmarked or
dropped at The Daily before 5
p.m. Friday, so let's hustle !'
We have two tickets waitng for
someone, so why don't you put in
a bid?
See 'GRID PICKS,' page 15

Sports Editor
With the loss of such outstand-
ing performers as Ron Kramer,
Tom Maentz,Terry Barr, Dick
Hill, and Mike Rotunno, head
footballt coach Bennie Oosterbaan
will definitely have some rebuild-
ing to do on his 1957 squad.
Some great material for the re-
building job appears to'be at left
end. Gary Prahst, number one
candidate for the 'spot, saw plen-
ty of action last season as Kram-
er's understudy and is *a top-
notch performer.
Right behind Prahst is Chuck
Teuscher, as yet ulitried as a
sophomore,.but holder of the
Meyer W. Morten Trophy as the
most valuable player in last
spring's practice.
Johnson Tops Right Ends
At right end Walt Johnson
heads the list of hopefuls. With
56 minutes of action last season,
Johnson is the most experieced
candidate. Behind him are Bob
Bushoven and Gordie Morrow..
At right 'halfback, Oosterbaan
has two veterans and three soph9
vieing for positions. Mike Shatus-
ky, who performed well behind
Barr and Ed Shannon last year,
.,makes up in experience and drive

OH BOY-Michigan's flashy halfback, Jim Pace, seems to be off and running against Northwestern
as the nearest Wildcat stumbles trying to follow the Arkansas speed merchant. Pace is a top backfield
candidate on this year's team.




By John Hillyer

In Pro Baseball
Tippery Stars with Knoxville Team;
Boros Forsakes 'M' for Tiger Bonus

Associate sports Edtior
A pair of ex-Michigan baseball
stars, infielders Ken Tippery and
Steve Boros, cut wide swaths in
the professional ranks this sum-
Following completion of the col-
lege baseball season last June,
Tippery signed a minor league
contract in the Baltimore Orioles
chain and Boros chose to forsake
his final year of collegiate eligi-
bility to ink a reported $25,000
bonus pact with the Detroit
Tippery Bats Well
Ttppery, Who captained Michi-
gan's Big Ten entry last spring
while posting a .429 batting aver-
age, picked up right where he left
off in college, after being assigned
to the Orioles' farm club at Knox-
ville, Tenn., in the Class A Sally
His batting average soared as
high as .360 at one point during
the summer and wound up with a
respectable .299 average. He hit
four home runs, including a pair
of grand slams. ,
A Top Prospect
Tippery is considered a top
prospect in the Baltimore chain

and it is likely that Oriole man-
ager Paul Richards will take a
long look at the Dearborn, Mich.,
athlete next spring.
Boros, who was to captain next
year's Michigan team, was signed
in mid-June by Tiger scout Pat
Mullin. He has appeared in a few
games this summer and has given
a good account of himself.
Needs Experience
According to manager Jack
Tighe, "Boros is more advanced
than we had anticipated and has
done well in the games he's played.
His lack of experience at bat is
his major weakness.
"He is definitely a major league
player," Tighe continues, "and we
intend to try him out at shortstop
because that is where our greatest
need now lies." Boros played,
shortstop for Michigan last spring.
Others Also Do Well
Two other ex-Michigan athletes
also have just finished fine seasons
in the Detroit minor league sys-
tem. Outfielder Bill Thurston hit
.271 for Durham, N. C. in Class B
ball and was instrumental in his
team's fight to capture the Caro-
lina League pennant and playoffs.
Moby Benedict, who captained
the Wolverines diamond squad in
1956, batted .273 and led Idaho
Falls, Ida. (Class C) in home runs
with 14. Benedict, a shortstop, is
an excellent fielder.
Daily Sport'
Staff Seeks

You, Too, Can Be An Expert
THIS IS THE TIME of year when everybody's got all 'the an-
On the basis of what is being said and written, there are un-
doubtedly many more football "experts" in the country than there
are college football players. And the range of opinions expressed is
so wide that one almost has to laugh when he views them objectively.
The talk of the Michigan campus these days is a certain well-
known football magazine which\ has tabbed the Wolverines as the
number one team in the country. It must make Coach Oosterbaan
feel gratified to learn this. He must be thinking to himself, "That's
fine. Now if we only didn't have to play these nine games . .
On the other hand, The Saturday Evening Post recently ex-
pressed the sound belief that Michigan would be 14th or thereabouts,
with several Conference teams rated ahead of the Blue.
Who Can Tl..
=T'S FAIRLY OBVIOUS that these predictions are little more than
stabs in the dark at this point, but what is ironical about them is
that no one will ever know whether or not they are, really, correct.
For who can determine the numerical rankings of college teams all
over the country, especially when most of the so-called "top''teams
never even play each other?
These magazines - and there are many, many of them who
pride themselves for "going out on a limb" - usually pick teams on
a national basis first, then rate them sectionally and according to
their various conferences. And ,when they do this, they should cer-
tainly leave the Big Ten out, although it is doubtless the most vital
area in college football.
It is folly to even begin to forecast the pattern of a Big Ten
football schedule. Anyone who tries is iaking a mistake and can't
be taken seriously. Ask the real experts - the coaches - and see
what kind of a prediction you can garner from them. Chances are
that if they can manage to keep their tempers long enough, they'll
cite every team in the Big Ten as the ones to watch.
Howard Roberts, astute author of a book called "The Big Nine,"-
(the Conference only contained nine teams when it was 'written) puts
it perfectly:
'No Pushovers . , '
"THERE ARE NO PUSHOVERS ... Every Saturday from early Oc-
tober to late November brings a game ;against an opponent just
as tough and usually tougher than the one of the preceding week.
A team that isn't at the' top of its game is going to be spanked on
its bottom. To go through a ConferenceĀ¢ schedule unbeaten, a team
must be both exceptionally good and exceptionally lucky."
The "luck" factor - it's always there in a Big Ten game. It's
not to say that every ball game is strictly a series of dice-throws, but
there are so many factors involved in winning - or losing - that
no final score can ever be taken as a perfect gauge of comparative
So all we can say at this point to Bennie and his knights in blue
is ,. .. "Lots of luck, gentlemen!".

what he lacks in natural, 1
He is currently the top can
Of the4three sophs, Fred
Brad Myers, and Al Groc
lian's. hard running has.I
him thesecond string be
Three Centers ReturA
At center, Rotunno's a
willfbe lightened by the ret
three veterans, Gene Snide
Wine, and Jerry Goebel (
an excellent linebacker two
ago is making his come bac
er recovering from ka broke
At left tackle, returning
lar and captain Jim' Orw
adequately fill the kill, and
other ide of the line Jiml
'and Willie Smith ae a so!
two punch at the tackle she
Mary Nyren, returning 3
at right guard, will relie
worry at his position, as wi
ry Faul, last year's orn
stand-in for Hill at left gui
Noskin Standout Quarterl
What looks like a real I
second string quarterback
Noskin. Playing in most o
Saturday's scrimmage, Nosk
very impressive in handlly
team, faking, and passin
and probable starter Jim VE
will give Michigan solid l
ship on the field.,
At 'left half there are no
whatever with Jim Pace ar
Ptacek. Ptacek, whose '
was better than average la*
seems to have picked upA
running game..
At fullback, John IAN
will no, doubt continue hi
liance of last year.
In a nutshell here is Mid
tentative roster, consisting
leading candidates for the
The present number one D
each position is listed first,
LEFT END - Gary Prahst, 4
Teuseher,. Dave Bowers.,
Heynan, George Genyk.
LEFT GUARD - Larry 'Fau
Callahan, Mike Fiuichio, Toni-
CENTER - Gene Snider, Ray
Jerry Goebel, Jim Dickey, Ml
Jerry Mariniak, Alex Boh:
Fred Omm, Paul Poulos.
Willie Smith, Jerry Bushong.
RIGHT END - Walt Johnu
Bushoven, Gordon Morrow,
Stan Noskin, John Spidel,
Ptacek, Darel Harper.
tusky, Fred Julian, Brad My
Groce, John Batsakes
Gene Sisinyak, Jim Byers.
MSU, Mint
Game "Tick
Sold Out
One Michigan home f
game and one on, the roai
been sold out; according to
Manager Don Weir.
There are no tickets left:
Oct. 12 game with Michigan
and Michigan's allotment c
f or the Minnesota game a
neapolis on Oct.'26 have be
Tickets for the five re
home games and the So
California and Illinois awa
home games can still be hi
cording to Weir. Prices
seats except the Souther
game are, $4.00.
Ducats for the game at L
geles, Sept. 28, sell for $3.5
Since 1927, the Wolverine
played before 9,092,812 fi
183 games played in the St
The steel, brick and c

structure, the largest c
owned stadium of its kin
signed solely for football,
capacity of 101,001.
The Michigan State gam
a full house last fall and t
nacity crowd will be eaualed

Only Kramer, Barr Earn Positions on Pro Gridiron

kre Michigan's football gradu-
s of 1957 making good on the
fessional gridiron?
'his is a question that can be
rheard wherever sports discus-
ns take place on the campus.
rwo ex-Wolverines 'Who have
n showing progress and whd
k like sure bets to make their
pective teams are Ron Kramer
I Terry Barr.-
Cramer, who made just about
ry all-American team during
collegiate career, deliberated
months last spring before he
ally signed a three-year con-
ct with the Green Bay Packers.
n pre-season drills and in exhi-
ion games this fall, Kramer has
niveri the same caliber of

yeaf finds himself literally in his lining up with the defense.
own back yard. Barr signed a pro However, Lion coaches have
contract with the Detroit Lions. pointed out that Barr increases his
Last season many experts tab- own value to the team because he
bed Barr as the top defensive back can be used as a pass receiver.
in.the Big Ten. Once again he is Detroit has the reputation for

having the top defensive backfield
in the NFL, and thus it will be
even more to Barr's credit if he
makes the professional grade with
the Lions.
Michigan's other great end and
captain of last year's team, Tom
Maentz, originally thought he
would try his talents with the pros
and signed up with the Chicago
However, Maentz changed his
mind and has returned to his alma
mater to engage in another form
of 'roughness'-graduate school.
Several ex-Wolverines journeyed
to Canada to try out with the
Canadian pros.
Al Sigman, a tackle, spent some
time in the Ottawa camp. How-
ever, most of the linemen up there
outweighed him by 30 or 40 pounds


Do you know the difference be-
tween a pass, ball and a punt?
Then The Daily sports staff wants
The sports staff, a clandestine
crew of 19 men and one woman,
(probably the last of her breed),
is beginning another year's search
for new members.
Nowhere else can a sports-mind-
ed student find all these advan-
tages in one package: a top cam-
nus activity on the top college

1957, Football Schedule

September 28


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