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'THE myr i . iq 15xttv

AATURDAY, AUG. 15, 1930

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University Of Michigan Intramural Sport Building

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University Boasts One Of The Finest
Athletics For All' Programs In U.S.



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'This University is one of' the few~
large educational institutions in this
country which cannot be accused of
over-emphasizing intercollegiate ath-
letics at the expense of intramural
sports and which can undoubtedly
boast one of the finest "athletics for
all" programs in the United States.
According to Elmer D. Mitchell, di-
rector of Intramural athletics here,
more than 300,000 students use the
facilities of the huge new Intramural
Sports Building, erected in 1928,
during the course of a school year,
,and on the average of 1,000 to 15,000
use the building every day.
Mitchell said that 7,500 men stu-
dents in the University enrolled in
sdme form of competitive intramural
sport during the last school year,
which is approximately 70 per cent
of the student body, while 5,000 more
were registered in more informal
types of contests.
32 Sports Offered
A total of 32 sports are offered
the students and the entire intra-
mural program at Michigan is wholly
supported, with the exception of the
instructors' salaries, by proceeds col-
lected from intercollegiate football
gaimes. The salaries of teachers are
paid from the University budget.
According to Mitchell, a good share
of the net profit from football, the
only paying sport, goes for the main-
tenance of indoor and outdoor ath-1
letic programs.
The erection of Yost Field House in
1924, dedicated to the real "Grand
Old Man" of Michigan Athletics,
Fielding H. Yost gave great impetus
to the intramural sports program by
removing all varsity practices and
games from Waterman gymnasium,
which building was at that time the
focal point for all indoor intramural
An even greater boon to the "ath-
letics for all" program was the erec-
tion of the huge Intramural Sports
Caters To All Tastes
Housing almost every conceivable
type of facility for the advancement
of the intramural sports, the erection
of this building, of course greatly fa-
cilitated the program in a number,
of sports which heretofore had been
partially neglected on the sports pro-
gram because of inadequate facilities.
Chief among the new additions
were: swimming, basketball, boxing,
wrestling, handball, squash, indoor
baseball, volleyball, indoor golf,
water polo, badminton, and tennis.
Besides the large number of in-
door athletic facilities of the Intra-
mural Department, there are a great
many outdoor sports available, some
of which are organized under the de-
partment and others which are of the
more informal nature.
The University of Michigan boasts
the finest 18-hole golf course of any
college or university in the country.
It is a testing layout, affording the
expert keen competition, yet at the
same time it is fair enough to allow
a good score if said "dub" is fairly
hot. The course is situated south of
town, about a mile from the campus

proper, in an exceedingly hilly terri-'
tory, and it is said that one of the
finest thrills to be offered on the
course is the view of the entirencam-
pus among the huge oaks and maples
in the valley below the eighteenth
Besides the excellent golfing facili-
ties the University boasts 30 tennis
courts at Ferry Field for the men
students and 12 more at Palmer
Field, reserved for the use of women
students. Those at Ferry :Field are
principally clay, although there are a
few cement courts, while those at
Palmer Field are one-third concrete.
The facilities of South Ferry Field
provide opportunity for touch football
and soft ball in season.
Women of the campus have their
separate intramural program, which
although not as extensive as that of
the men, is nevertheless inclusive
enough to take care of the athleti-
-ally-minded girls enrolled here.
They too have had a new building
erected ,for their personal use. The
Palmer Field House being listed
among the best of its kind in the
country. In it there are facilities
for tennis, archery, golf, bowling, bas-
ketball, and volleyball, while the
beautifully clipped grass of the Pal-
mer Field is used in the fall for field
Despite the vast number of proj-
ects in athletics carried out by bothl
the women's and men's divisions ofl
intramural athletics, close attentionI
is paid by both departments to theI

physical condition of students partici-
pating in the more strenuous sports.
The men are required in all sports
requiring extended physical exertion,
to undergo a physical examination.
and every competitor in cross-coun-
try, boxing, wrestling, and long-dis-
tance running are given a prescribed
course of training so that he will be
in proper condition before entering
these events.
A recent innovation in the -depart-
ment's policy is to give individual in-
struction in sports where there is suf-
ficient demand. The regular intra-
mural activity supervisors are assisted
in this phase of the program, by the
varsity coaches and student teach-
ers. Instructions are now given in
archery, codeball, badminton, boxing,
fencing, golf, handball, squash, and
Sigma Delta Psi, swimming, tennis,
and wrestling.
Besides the directly supervised ac-
tivities mentioned before each season,
there are a great many sports and im-
promptu games which are directly or
indirectly stimulated by the formally.
organized intramural program. The
better teams in the various sports
usually hold many practices and un-
scheduled games in addition to their
regular schedule of contests.
The tournament, organized by the
Intramural Department, include only
a portion of those playing tennis, bas-
ketball, playground ball, baseball,
handball, and horseshoes, as well as
those engaged in bowling, wrestling,
boxing, ice hockey and swimming.



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Summer's Intramural Sports
Provide A Rounded Program


The Intramural Department of the
University again presented a well-
rounded athletic program this past
summer which was participated in by
nearly all of the Summer Session stu-
dents. Special groups, such as the
R.O.T.C., found it to their advantage
to use the Intramural Sports Build-
ing as a center for their outdoor ac-
tivities. The extension program in-
cluded practically all of the regular
activities with the exception of a few
of the winter sports.
Softball again proved to be the most
popular sport, with eight teams en-
tering the competition. The Reds
managed by Vredevoogd finished in
the lead, notching seven victories
without a loss. The struggle for
second place proved to be very close
with the Yankees winning only after
a play-off with the, Tigers.
Sixty-two players entered the ten-
nis tournament, two southern boys,
Phelps of Tulane and Bell of North
Carolina winning their way to the
final round in easy fashion. The final
promises to be a battle as each' is a
ranking player in his home state.
Horseshoes, known in some see-
tions as barnyard golf, came in for
its shar as sixteen entrees vainly at-
tempted to wrestle the crown from
the defending champion Espelie. N.

Ostigh lost out in the finals after a
hard match.
Each Saturday during the course of
the summer a swimming meet was
held in one event with individual
champions being declared along with
the title of the best all-around swim-
mer. L. Luioto proved to be the
outstanding competitor piling up an
enviable record of four firsts and
three seconds. R. Harrison ranked
second with two firsts and three sec-
The minor sports also came for
their due recognition with tourna-
ments being run off. Olson, won the
codeball championship a sport newly
added to this year's schedule. Duffy
was returned the winner in squash
competition. Gibbs, mid-west run-
ner-up at Chicago, and Dave Larnen
of Montana, promise to put up an
excellent battle in the badminton
final, while Greenstein defeated Ol-
son for the handball title.
The beautiful University of Michi-
gan Golf Course was the scene of
many an exciting match. The play-
ers proved to be evenly matched with
Griffiths, Neuhaus, Alexander, and
Smith reaching the semi-finals only
after numerous close matches in
which the winner was determined af-
ter the final green had been reached.

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