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Football Hopes

High For Coming Season

Still Holds
Distinct Ability To Finish
High In The"Conference
Is Again Demonstrated
3 Big Ten Titles,
A National Taken
Baseball Team Takes First
Crown Since '28; Larson
Outstanding Player
Although not collecting as many
championships as in former years,
Wolverine teams again showed their
athletic supremacy by seizing three
Conference crowns and a national
title in addition to showing a distinct
ability to finish high in Big Ten
For the first time since 1928 Mich-
igan took a Big Ten title in baseball.
Chalking up 20 victories while drop-
ping only five games, Coach Ray
Fisher's "gas house gang" lost only
one decision in 10 Conference tilts.
A double-header was split with Illi-
nois who completed their season with
a record of 10 wins and two losses.
Berger Larson, ace right hander
and captain of the Wolverines, fin-
ished his last season with a record
of seven wins and two losses. He was
easily the outstanding player on the
team, his most superb performance
coming in the final Big Ten game
with "Iowa which decided the cham-
Golfers Take Fifth Title
With only a defeat by Louisiana
State to mar their record Coach Ray,
Courtright's golfers took their fifth
straight Big Ten crown with ease.
Captain Chuck Kocsis, one of the
country's best amateurs, took indi-
vidual honors in the Conference meet
and then went on to capture top hon-
ors in the National Intercollegiates,
although the Wolverines failed to re-
peat their sweep of the match as
they did last year.
Coach Harry Kipke's gridiron ma-
chine registered definite improve-
ment over the 1934 eleven and broke
even over an eight game schedule with
four wins and the same number of
Renner Was Star
Indiana, Wisconsin and Columbia
also fell before the gridders while
Michigan State, Illinois, Ohio State
and the Minnesota juggernaut all
chalked up victories over the Wolver-
ines. Capt. Bill Renner was the nu-
cleus of the team and with his per-
fect passing and excellent play kept
Michigan in front in several of the
On the basketball court the Wol-
verines flashed a form that reminded
fans of championship days. Paced
by Coach Cappon's own version of the
renowned "Townsend Plan," John
and Earl Townsend of Indianapolis,
the cage team was a continual con-
tender for the Big Ten title but after
losing twice to Purdue and twice to
Indiana, the eventual champions of
the Conference, the Wolverines were
forced to occupy third place in the
final standings.
The hockey team, led by Capt.
Larry David, was not able to duplicate
the record of the 1935 sextet which
won the Big Ten crown, but did
march through a stiff schedule in
formidable fashion.
Heyliger Sets Record
The outstanding individual feat of
the year was Capt.-Eelect Vic Hey-
liger's setting a new season's scoring

record for Michigan players, a mark
of 44 points.
Michigan swimmers, perennial Big
Ten champions, had their reign inter-
rupted this winter when the Univer-
sity of Iowa took the crown by the
bare margin of two points. Coach
Matt Mann's charges came back in
great fashion shortly after, however,
to win another national champion-
ship, their seventh in the last 10 years
-a record envied by swimmers
throughout the country. Jack Kas-
ley, breast stroker, was by far the
outstanding performer of the Wol-.
verine aquatic team and lowered the
200-yard world record twice during
the season.
The great string of track and field

Michigan Representative In All-Star Game

Bill Renner, last year's captain, was one of the most outstanding
passers in Michigan football history. It was his tosses that made
possible some of Michigan's early season victories, especially the one
against Wisconsin when he threw three touchdown passes. Renner has
been chosen a member of the all-star collegian squad which will oppose
the Detroit Lions, Sept. 1, at Soldiers' Field in Chicago.
Six Michigan Men Compete In
Olympic Games For Uncle Sam

Renner Chosen
As Member Of
Minnesota Stars Domin'ate
Lineup; Bernie Bierman
To PilotCollegians
Kipke And Veenker
Still Retain Favor
Both Teams Start Intensive
Practices Aug. 13; Game
Set For Sept. 1
Chicago will again be the scene of
the annual football classic between
the All-Star Collegians and the De-
troit Lions, champions of the post-
graduate football league. The game
will be played at 9 p.m. C.S.T. Sept.
1 at Soldiers' Field. At least eighty-
five thousand will attend with the
possibility that the 110,000 capacity
will be taxed.
Since the inaugeration of the game
Michigan has not gone unrpresented,
with Captain Bill Renner represent-
ing the Yellow and Blue this year.
However, the chances of Renner
equalling the feats of Bernard, Ever-
hardus, and Regeczi appear slim
State Men Outstanding
Although Michigan's Chuck Ber-
nard is no longer with the Lions, two
boys from Michigan State have ex-
cellent opportunities to steal their
share of the glory. Ed Klewicki, who
earned a starting position at end last
season, and Sid Wagnr, All-Ameri-
can guard of last season, are the ones
expected to be active in the struggle
for the professionals.
Bernie Bierman, coach of the Min-
nesota power house undefeated for1
three years, has been picked by the
fans of the country to try his magic
touch in an effort to win the firsti
Collegian victory. The balloting by
the fans proved to be a victory for
the Middle West when four of the1
five coaches were selected from this
section. Elmer Layden of % Notre'
Dame, who finished second, Bo Mc-
Millen of Indiana, Lou Little of Co-
lumbia and Lyn Waldorf of North-'
western round out the staff.
Minnesota Dominates
The gridders from Minnesota dom-
inate the All-Star team, placing sev-
en members on the squad with three
of them listed in the starting line-up.
The game might well develop into a
battle between Detroit and Minne-
Both teams started intensive prac-
tice on Aug. 13 ,according to the rules'
of the contest. The professional
champions have omited their usual
three week period of calisthenics inc
favor of mid-season drills.
So popular has this game become{
that not one but three are scheduled
this year. One week after competing
in Chicago the Collegians are sched-
uled to appear -in New York to play'
against the Giants.
In spite of the fact that Michigan
has enjoyed two very lean years,
Harry Kipke retained the favor of the
fans all over the country. Although
no extensive campaign was carried on
in his favor as was true in the case of,
Bernie Bierman, he placed fourteenth
in the nation-wide poll. George
Veenker, former assistant football
and head basketball coach here and
present athletic director at Iowa
State, also placed well in the voting.

The University of Michigan has
again demonstrated her athletic su-
premacy by placing six of her athlstes
on the 1936 Olympic team represent-
ing the United States ini Berlin this
Dick Degener, who placed third in
the 1932 games, is probably the most
spectacular of the entrants. For
several years he has been called the
premier diver of his age if not for all
time. He clearly demonstrated his
superiority by sweeping his way to the
Olympic three meter board cham-
oionship, winning from Marshall
Wayne of Miami by four points.
One-fourth of the members of the
swimming team representing Uncle
Sam were developed by Matt Mann,
Michigan coach. However, only one,
Co-captain Jack Kasley, will be on
he campus next fall. He produced
the outstanding achievement of any
Wolverine athlete last year, breaking
the world record in the 200 meter and
200-yard breast stroke and bettering
the best accepted time in the 220-
yard event in one trip through the
water in the National Collegiate meet
last March.
James Cristy, an Ann Arbor boy.
was also a member of the previous
Olympic team, breaking the former
record but placing third behind two
Japanese. Swimming is his specialty
and he appears to have an excellent
opportunity to finish well up among
the leaders.
The fourth member of the quartet
is Taylor Drysdale, former college
captain. The Michigan backstroker
has proved himself one of the world's
best, always finishing close behind
Adolph Kiefer, the champion from
Sam Stoller is the lone track en-

(Daily Sports Editor)
winingfour out of eight games
... Kurt Warmbein leading Michigan
State to four touchdowns and the
second Spartan victory in two years
... Matt Patanelli hitting Warmbein
so hard he fumbled and set the stage
for Capt. Bill Renner's pass and
Michigan's only touchdown ... Dick
Colina running back a punt 75 yards
along the sidelines for State's second
score . .. The Indiana game that was
one of the weirdest games of the foot-
ball year . . . Patanelli falling on the
ball back of the Hoosiers' goal for the
Varsity's first Big Ten win in two
years .. . Chris Everhardus account-
ing for five of Michigan's six first
downs by rushing . . . Frank Bissell
beneath every play and under every
punt . . . 20,000 people, one of the
smallest 'crowds in Stadium history
. Renner passing and Everhardus
picking his holes to help beat Colum-
bia, 19 to 7 . .. Patanelli being hailed
as the best end the East has seen all
year .,. . John Golemkeske of Wiscon-
sin wanting to fight the whole Mich-
igan team with his fists after his team
had lost . .. Stark Ritchie running
wild against Pennsylvania . . . Coach
Harry Kipke's men looking like a new
team in winning 16 to 6 over the
Quakers ... Renner's passes again.. ..
Cedric Sweet going over guard and
through the Penn secondary for 18
yards and the second touchdown ...
Lowell Spurgeon of Illinois kicking a
beautiful 31-yard field goal to crush
Michigan's dreams of a Big Ten
championship . . . The Wolverines
bogging down in the muddy field at
Chiampaign m i more than one way
C. The poor showing of the varsity
in practice that week prophecying
the defeat . . . Coach Kipke exclud-
ing the press from practice the week
before the Minnesota game and then
starting end Earl Meyers at guard
with Patanelli backing up the line.
Meyers catching Tuffy Thompson
from behind after the Gopher soph-
omore's 93-yard return of the first
kick-off . . . 40 to 0, the worst defeat
ever suffered in the stadium by a
Michigan team . . . Bernie Bierman's
huge Northmen who would rather
block than eat ... Renner doing most
of the tackling . . Michigan spirit
and Renner's defensive work holding
a machine-like Ohio State team to
38 points. ,
Swimmers Give And Take
Matt Mann's swimmers losing their
first Conference meet in six years, but
coming back to win their seventh Na-
tional Collegiate title in 10 years .. .
Capt. Frank Fehsenfeld keeping his
National high-board championship
. . And losing the low-board to
teammate Der Johnston, the boy who
couldn't take it . . . Ned Diefendorf
and Ben Grady completing a sterling
diving quartet . .. Jack Kasley break-
ing world records at will . . . Frank
Barnard winning the Conference 440
. Harry Rieke coming from obscur-
ity to defeat two All-Americans in
the back-stroke . . . The Freshman
squad trimming the Varsity-by two
Trackmen Flash, Falter
The track team coming from be-
hind to win the Indoor Conference
meet . . . Sam Stoller in the 60 .--
Bob Osgood's fourth leg in the match
mile -relay with Pittsburgh . . . Walt
Stone winning the Penn Relay
steeplechase . . . The mile and four-
mile teams winning American chain-

' pionships ... The Wolverines failing
to keep their outdoor title at ko-
lumbus . . . Harvey Patton taking
second in the quarter . . Ineligible
Dave Hunn winning the National A.
A. U. pole vault competition . . Bill
Watson creating a sensation the first
day he reported for freshman track
... Skip Etchells still winning the dis-
Goliaths And The Davids
Coach- Cappon's basketball giants
drubbing a doomed Michigan Nor-
mal five, 37-17, to win the season
opener and turn in its first of the 15
wins against five losses . . . All-Con-
ference Jake Townsend flipping blind

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Michigan To Point
For Spartan Game
Unlike former years, the Michigan
football team is going to point for
the Michigan State game, as the boys
are anxious to avenge the two con-
secutive defeats handed to them by
the Spartans.
The State team which so completely.
defeated the Wolverines during the
past two years will undergo a com-
plete change this fall.
Their great backfield was riddled
by graduation with only the hard-
running backs, Brandstetter and
Steve Sebo remaining. Kurt Warbein,
triple threat halfback, who as the
spearhead in the attack for the past
three years has returned to the locker
room for the last time.
A gaping hole is also apparent in
the line resulting from the graduation
of Sid Wagner and Lou Zarza, both
of whom received All-American hon-
orable mention, and by the passing of
Butolitis, the great defensive center.
Kipke men Face
Powerful Foes
In Eight Games
Spartans, Five Conference
And Two Intersectional
Tilts Are Scheduled
As tough a schedule as that of any
team in the country has been hnded
to Coach Harry Kipke's boys this
year in a series of games which in-
cludes two intersectional opponents,
five Conference foes and the ever-
dangerous Michigan State whose
football teams are assuming a high
rank in the eyes of the nation.
Michigan's first opponent this sea-
son will be Spartans. Crippled by the
loss of several stars, Charlie Bach-
man's men will be seeking their third
straight victory over the Wolverines
while Michigan is out to break the
two-year supremacy which Michigan
State holds over them.
Michigan begins its conference
schedule October 12 against Indiana.
Wily Bo BcMillan, isn't promising a
conference title, but a real battle is
assured when he brings his team in-
to the Michigan stadium. The Wol-
verines nosed out Indiana last year
by a one-touchdown margin after an
alert Michigan defense had staved
off a spectacular passing attack on
the part of the Hoosiers.
Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio State, and
Northwestern are the other confer-
ence foes which Michigan will meet
this fall. The caliber of the Wolver-
ines' competition is indicated' when
one recalls that Minnesota, Ohio
State, and Northwestern have been
marked by the exerts as the out-
standing favorites in the champion-
ship race.
Minnesota's attack will feature a
powerhouse line and a speedy run-
ning game. The Gophers have lost
some stars, but an abundance of fine
reserves from last season coupled with
some promising sophomores puts
Minnesota in the top brackets of the
Big Ten teams. Bierman's running
attack will be led by AndyrUram,
Rudy Gmitro, and Clarence "Tuffy"
Thompsonthree of the best backs in
the conference.,
After suffering a 3-0 upset at the
hands of Bob Zuppke's llini, the Wol-
verines are determined to even the
score when they meet Illinois this fall.
Michigan will have to reckon with
a light but very fast team pased by
the sensational BibbHenry who gave
Kipke's men a very bad afternoon last

Northwestern completes the list of
Michigan's conference rivals and
brings the Wildcats to Ann Arbor
after a two-year absence. With an
abundance of veterans and sopho-I
,_,p. Onah TvnWAinf a.

So phomores And
Veterans Faster,
More Determined

Coach Kipke Asserts Team
Will Take More Games
Than It Did Last Year
B~ackfield Material
Is Best In Years
Strenuous Competition For
Every Position Seen As
Many Compete
Backed by the optimistic assertion
of Coach Harry Kipke that the team
will win more games than they did
last year, the Wolverine pigskin tot-
ers are setting their hopes high for
another big step on the comeback
trail toward another Big Ten cham-
pionship and football supremacy.
A team of veterans, interspersed
with sophomores who by virute of
their exceptional ability have forged
their way to serious consideration,
will take the field this year a faster
and more determined squad than has
represented the Maize and Blue in
many a year. Poor material, the us-
ual bad breaks and the inevitable run
of bad seasons have all taken their
toll, and if the spirit of this year's
team means anything, Michigan's star
is in the ascendent and will go on
mounting to the top.
Competition Strenuous
Coach Kipke and his assistants
have some of the best material that
has come to Michigan in many a
moon, with lettermen and up and
coiningnewcomers fighting for every
position. Competition will be more
strenuous than it has been in the last
five years.
It's an oft' quoted maxim that
when the Wolverines have a good
center they have a good team. Two
outstanding candidates for the center
post will be out there doing their best
to give Michigan this year, and judg-
ing from their past performances they
should go a long way toward con-
tributing their bit to a successful sea-
son. 220 pound John Jordan, this
year's winner of the Chicago Alumni
Trophy for the most promising fresh-
man taking part in the annual spring
practice, will be doing his best to
shove veteran Joe Rinaldi out of the
Works Out Daily
In summer school in order to re-
tain his eligibility, the portly sopho-
more has been Working out daily at
Ferry Field under the "Old Man,"
Fielding H. Yost, stressing mainly the
defensive side of the job. Rinaldi,
overshadowed last year by the weight
of "Tiny" Wright, is expected to get
the call for starting position but will
have to work hard to retain his early
season preference.
The biggest battle for any position
on the squad will come from the can-
didates for guard. red Ziem seems
certain of holding down the post on
the left side of the line. On the other
side of the line Ernie Pederson, Frank
Bissell and Jesse Garber, all veterans,
will be competing with George Mar-
zonie, who was ineligible last year,
and Heikkenen and John Brennan,
sophomore standouts. The final de-
cision in this field will be a toss up
between the more experienced Mar-
zonie, Pederson and Bissell.
Janke Has Edge
Fred Janke, another newcomer, has
demonstrated his wares in such a
convincing manner that he seems to
have edge over the field for left tackle.
Merle Kremer, a two-year veteran, is
the probable starter at the other
tackle, although both of these boys
are being pushed hard by Don Siegel
and two other veterans, Earl Luby
and Jim Lincoln.
Captan Matt Patanelli, mentioned
for All-American honors last year,
will lead his teammates from left end.
One of the betters ends in the coun-
try last year, the Wolverine leader is
expected to have his best year this

season. The weak spot on the squad
is in the corresponding position on
the other side of the line. Two veter-
ans, Ed Stabovitz and Art Valpey, are
the leing- ,,,n-mr sWi na, ho


trant from the University, qualifying
in the 100-meter dash to complete the
squad of seven sprinters representing
the United States. His omission from
the 400-meter relay team on the
morning of the trial runs caused a
great deal of adverse comment.
Walter Bietila, of northern Mich-
igan, represented Uncle ram in the
Winter Olympics in his special event,
the ski jump.

Another Wolverine Makes Good A
4 Money Player In Iinor Lea
Michigan's diamond record, long v-
underemphasized and overshadowed victory over Iowa for the Conference ball players are also e
by her football teams, came into its Crown while striking out 13 men. living among the money
own last year, being the only major The Omaha Robin Hoods were the are at present roundir
sport in which a Big Ten title was fessionadet.fed ieled nlyis pominor league seasoning
won by the Wolverines. Under the hits while he pitched his way to an to playing for the Cinci
able tutelage of Coach Ray Fisher, a easy 9-2 win. His chance for a no the National League. W1
former big leaguer, the Wolverines hit, no run victory was spoiled by one of two Michigan to
"gas house gang" this year ran rough Robin Hood Ed Williford who drew on Grantland Rice's h
shod over its Conference foes and a bead on the star right hander for topped by .only three
produced at least one Big League two hits, one a triple in the seventh Southern Association wx
prospect in the person of Berger Lar- and the other a single in the ninth to pounding out those
son, ace of the mound staff and cap- which scored both of the Omaha runs. Doing a competent piec
tain of the squad. Five strike outs were credited to Lar- first base for the Na:
Unon graduation in June. Larson son in his first game. Whitey has been batt

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