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Four Big Ten
Titles Taken
By Michi(ran
Tankers Have Best Mark
With Both Conference
And National Crown
Hockey And Track
Also Lead League
Although KingFootball is again
assuming the spotlight in the field of
sports, a backward glance over Mich-
igan's efforts in other fields during
the past year shows a record of one
national and four Big Ten titles. Not
a bad record for "The Champions of
the West."
After last year's disastrous grid
season, in which the only victory
chalked up by the Wolverines was the
13-0 defeat of Lou Little's Columbia
Lions, Michigan's athletic force
started its bid fortop honors with a
determined drive for the basketball
crown. It was a determined drive
that was upset by a poor showing
against Ohio State and an unexpect-
ed victory by the Indiana Hoosiers.
Cagers Swamp Purdue
After dropping the first Big Ten
game of the season to Purdue, the
Wolverine force swept through its op-
position with nary a beating until
just before its final road trip. In-
cluded in that clean sweep was a 31-
16 revenge drubbing handed the
Boilermakers before 9,000 howling
fans in the Yost Field House.
But the two. subsequent defeats
dropped the Wolverines to third
place in the standings behind the
dark horse Minnesota aggregation
and Illinois, who tied for top honors.
John Townsend, unanimous choice
for All-Conference honors at center
for two years, was again the spark
plug that kept them in the running
for the title throughout the season.
As captain for the coming season he
will succeed Long John Gee, who
with Matt Patanelli constitutes the
graduation loss among the regulars.
Regulars Returning
Returning with Townsend are
Herm Fishman and Bill Barclay of
the regulars, along with Ed Thomas,
last year's sophomore discovery,
Danny Smick and Leo Beebe. Fish-
man is already established at one
guard position and Leo Beebe will in
all probability take over the other
guard post vacated by Patanelli.
Townsenct may move over from his
forward post to take over the center
duties, which would make room for
Thomas as the regular running mate
of Barclay in the forward posts. Then
too, Smick's six feet four inches will
make him a valuable man at the tip-
off post.
Pucksters First Champions
Michigan's first Conference title
during the last school year came in
February when Coach Eddie Lowrey's
hockey team split its second series
with Minnesota to gain a tie for the
title with the Gophers. Despite its
almost traditionally small squad,
Michigan assumed the mythical state
title by taking three of four games
from Michigan Tech.
Captain Vic Heyliger, the diminu-
tive center who has been promised a
tryout with the Chicago Blackhawks
this winter, is the major loss this
team suffers along with its second
line center, Dick Merrill. Plenty of
sophomore material is promised,
however, which bids fair to give the
Wolverines two complete forward
lines and a dependable goalie.

Simpson Is Captain
Bob Simpson, who plays at the
right defense post, will lead the team
this year with Bert Smith as his run-
ning mate. "Smack" Allen is one
of the newcomers who is slated to
take over a regular post, playing at
center ice with Johnny Fabello and
the high-scoring Gib James on the
wings. Evie Doran at center ice on
the second line with George Cooke
and the Chase twins assisting is a
strong menace, while young 'Spike"
James, Gib's brother, will be in the
Two more Big Ten titles came Ann
Arbor way the week-end of March 131
when the swimming and indoor track
teams completely outclassed the Con-
ference and came home triumphant.

Leads Wolverine Comeback Attempt

Jayvee Team
Resumes Play
Reserves Play Tech, Alma,
State 'B' Twice In Home
And Home Series
Schedule Is First


1931 Team

Captain Joe "Fighting Face"I
Capt. Matt Patanelli and John Sm
Elkhart's football prowess, will lea
game schedule which players andc
Big Ten sub-basement. Joe under
at center his sophomore year well e
started every game.
Weaker Big Ten
Michigan Fo


Sophomore Strength
An Unknown Factor
Replacing Graduates
(Daily Sports Editor)

Michigan's revived football hopes
-the combined result of Hunk An-
derson's acquisition and a new spirit
as manifested in the spring practice
sessions-may be slightly buoyed by
reports of prospects in the camps of
Big Ten foes on the Wolverine 1937
Because of inadequate information
concerning the crop of sophomores
that will be making its debut in Big
Time football, this appraisal must be
made on a basis of departed stars
and returning veterans.
All six Conference elevens which
engage the Wolverines next fall, with
the likely exception of Minnesota, ap-
, -
Patanelli Selected
For All-Star Tilt
Last year's fighting captain, Matt
Patanelli of Elkhart, Ind., will be
Michigan's representative in the All-
Star football game at Chicago Sept.
1, when the college stars who grad-
uated in June r feet the Green Bay
Packers of the 'ational Professional
Football League at Soldier's Field to
fight out again the question of pro
vs. college gridder.
Chuck Bernard, All-American cen-
ter, Herm Everhardus, the "Flying
Dutchman," halfback, John Regeczi
stellar kicking back, and Bill Ren-
ner, captain and over-head ace of
two years ago have preceded Matt
to the annual fall tilt, which this
year will be coached by Gus Dorais
University of Detroit mentor.
Patanelli, who won eight letters
during his three years here, missing
a baseball award his sophomore yea
while playing three years of varsity
football and baseball, was named on
the second All-Conference grid team
last fall, although he got first team
rating on a number of selections.

Michigan's Junior Varsity, its first
since 1931, will play a schedule of fouri
games this fall with Ray Courtright
and Cliff Keen to coach it.
Two contests with Michigan State
.eserves on a home and home basis1
. have been arranged, together with a
game with Detroit Technological In-
stitute in Detroit and a fourth game
with Alma College to be played herea
Rinaldi, Varsity center who follows on the morning of the Ohio Statel
ithers as Wolverine representative of game Nov. 20.1
d Michigan through a tough eight- Students will be admitted free of
dcoachsghopehrillgheaitouhfeigh- charge to the two home games, and
coaches hope will lead it out of the there will probably be no charge for
rstudied Amrine and "Tiny" Wright outsiders, according to Head Coach
nough to earn a letter, and last year Harry Kipke. The games are sched-
uled to be played on Ferry Field, but
the local game with the State re-!
serves may be switched to the Sta-
G Teams R aise dium while the Varsity is in Phila-
delphia if the weather is good enough
to prevent damage to the Stadium
otsall Prospects Sod.
According to Kipke, the Junior Var-
sity will not be formed before thel
pear no stronger at this premature conclusion of early practice, at which
time the Varsity squad will be re-7
stage of analysis. Key men have grad- duced and a number of players not
uated, and unless exceptionally tal- invited back for early practice will be1
ented sophs are available to replace added to those dropped, to form the
them, their losses- will be felt mater- reserve squad. Changes between thea
ially. two squads may be made overnight,1
Northwestern has a yawning chasm however, if it becomes necessary. l
between the tackles, with Leon Fuller, Michigan previously had Jayvee
center, All-American Steve Reid, teams from 1928 to 1931, during
guard, able Les Schreiber, the other which a record of 11 victories, 11 de-
guard, and DeWitt Gibson, the pon- feats, and one tie game was made.
derous tackle, gone the way of sen- Of the schools scheduled for this
iors. So has End John Kovatch. year, only Alma has been met before,
However, Ervin Wegner, who played losing to the Michigan reserves 33-0
center here last Fall, returns, as does in 1928.
Burnett, a tackle who also performed Frequent opponents on the sched-+
against the Wolverines. ules of previous Junior Varsities were
Lynn Waldorf still has a pack of Michigan State Normal College,
great running backs headed by Cap- Western State, Central State and Mt.
tain-Elect Don Heap. Bernie Jeff- Pleasant teachers' colleges, and re-
erson, the Grand Rapids Negro who serve teams from Ohio State, Wis-
has shown propensities for the touch- corusin, Illinois, and Indiana.
down jaunt, and "Streaky" Swisher, According to Kipke, the chief pur-
another shifty runner who has re- pose will be to provide inexperienced
gained eligibility after an idle season, players with competition to season
will abet Heap. Fred Vanzo will them for later service on the Varsity.
handle the blocking assignment, at "This will give a good chance to the
which he distinguished himself last boys who would normally sit on the
fall. bench just about all the time in the
Iowa lost Ozzie Simmons, who was Varsity games," he pointed out, "and
the sum total of the Hawkeye at- will give them game experience I
tack. Ted Ozmaloski, center and couldn't allow them to get against
captain, and Don Simmons, Oze's regular opponents."
brother, have also departed. What The football family will be com-
the new coaching regime, headed by pleted by the freshman squad and the
Ira Tubbs and Ernie Nevers, can un- physical education team. "I have sev-
cover is hard to determine. Homer eral pretty good boys coming up for
Harris, star Negro end, who is the the freshman squads," Kipke said,
captain, is the only heralded man. "but I can't tell right now because
Bob Zuppke, Illinois' wily Dutch- some of them keep changing their
man, who disclaims his Dutch an- minds."
- (Continued on Page 15)
PHYS. ED. REQUIRED 1936-37 Wolver
Credit for a full year of Dhysical
f education is required of all students
t before they graduate from the (Chosen by The D
s University. These courses for the MATT PATANELLI . .. .Football
, freshmen, centering in Waterman CEDRIC SWEET.......Football
Gymnasium for men and in Barbour JOE RINALDI.........Football
s Gymnasium for the co-eds, may be. .
substituted for in the case of men by JOHN TOWNSEND .. . Basketball
r i courses in the military training de- JOHN GEE .......... Basketball
y partment under the R.O.T.C., by JACK KASLEY ...... Swimming
, freshman team competition, or by TOM H AYNIE .......Swimming
z participation in sports carried on out- ED KIRAR .......... Swimming
a side the gymnasium in season, such KIM WILLIAMS .......Baseball
as swimming. STEVE URICEK ........ Baseball

What Happens
To Michigan 's
Great Athletes
One of the questions in everyone's
mind is what becomes of a great
athlete. From this question springs
many queries such as do they follow
their sport as a vocation and how
successful are they. The following is
a collection of Michigan's greatest
athletes and what they are now do-
It is very fitting that the nine-
letter men, people who were versatile
enough to win letters in three sports
for three consecutive years, should be
considered first. Two of them, Harry
Kipke and Benny Oosterbaan have
stayed at Michigan in coaching ca-
Russ Oliver, the most recent nine
letter man is coaching at Culver,
while Norm Daniels, who will be re-
membered for his splendid basketball
playing, is connected with the Wes-
leyan University Athletic Department.
Heston And Shultz
Next on our list come some of the
All-Americans, and heading these is
Willie Heston, who was the forerun-
ner of them all. Both his sons, Willie
and Jack played football for Michi-
gan. He is now in the real estate busi-
ness in Detroit. Germany Schultz,
who was the first of Michigan's great
centers, is selling insurance in the
same city.
Skipping a number of years, we
come to Ernie Vick, another center,
who is with the Libby-Owens-Ford
Glass Company in Detroit. Thengrid-
iron claims him now and then, for
occasionally he officiates at football
Benny Friedman, famous for his
passing, and considered by experts to
be the greatest quarterback football
has ever known, has turned his ability
to money. He played pro football
for several years and is now coach
at New York University. Another
great quarterback, Harry Newman,
found the call of the gridiron too
strong to resist, and is playing pro
football for the New York Giants.
Charles Bernard, the latest of the
centers, has severed his connection
with the sport, and works for the
Ford Motor Company in Dearborn.
In The Majors
Two of Michigan's baseball play-
ers have achieved great recognition
after leaving school. The name of
George Sisler is as familiar to the
big leagues as it is here. He is now
retired from the active game and
owns a string of sporting goods stores
in St. Louis. Pete Appleton is al-
ways a potential menace to the De-
troit Tigers for he is a pitcher for the
Washington Senators.
Two of the negro track stars will
never be forgotten, Eddie Tolan, at
one time the fastest human being in
the world, and Willis Ward, who
was as versatile as he was good. To-
lan's pinnacle of fame was reached
in the 1932 Olympics when he won
two titles. He now is working in the
State Capitol in Lansing. Ward is
studying to be a lawyer and working
at the same time.



W ingback Positi'on

Question Mark

Line Posts Have Adequate
Starters, Reserves, But
Backfield Is Problem
Early Sessions
To Start Sept. 10
For the fourth successive year
Michigan's Maize and Blue gridders
will find themselves at the foot of the
comeback trail when they report for
the start of early practice Friday
noon, Sept. 10.
A schedule which has been made no
lighter by the replacement of Co-
lumbia and Indiana with Iowa and
Chicago faces the Wolverines, headed
by Michigan State, Northwestern, and
Minnesota in the first three games.
Worries over ineligibilities and the
outlook for last year's freshman crop
surround Head Coach Harry Kipke
at present, centering around the
problem of a wing-back and adequate
Still, the outlook is far from black,
and Kipke's comment is "We'll be
much better than we were a year
Only 3 Men Lost
Basing the squad of 55 or 60 who
will be summoned for the pre-semes-
ter drills on last year's Varsity which
lost only three experienced players,
Kipke's problems will, be complicated
by the usual ineligibility Jinx which
in June ran up a list of 11 definitely
lost for the 1937 campaign and 12
more, 5 of them veterans, in Summer
Session courses to catch up in their
academic standings. Should the sum-
mer squad come through, Varsity
prospects align themselves in this

Kipke Bothered By

ine Honor Roll
Daily Sports Staff)

Freddie Trosko, Flint tail-back
who won the Chicago Alumni
Trophy, as the outstanding player
of the Spring Practice sessions, will
be the unknown quantity in Kip-
ke's prospects this fall. Trosko can
kick, pass, run, block, tackle-all
the backfield fundamentals, in fact
-but there's a question as to how
well eight tough teams will let him
do those things.
Fall Schedules
Oct. 2-Michigan State at Ann Ar-
Michigan ................23
M. S. C.................5
Tied .....................3
Dct. 9-Northwestern at Evanston
M ichigan .................7
Northwestern .............5
Tied .....................0
Oct. 16-Minnesota at Ann Arbor
Michigan ................18
Minnesota ..... ..........7
Tied .....................2
Oct. 23-Iowa at Iowa City
Michigan .................5
Iow a ......................2
Oct. 30-Illinois at Champaign
Nov. 6-Chicago at Ann Arbor
Chicago .................7
Tied .....................0
Nov. 13-Pennsylvania at Phila-
Pennsylvania .............8
Tied .....................2
Nov. 20-Ohio State at Ann Arbor
Ohio State ...............9
Tied ......................2
Oct. 9-Michigan State Reserves
at E. Lansing
No previous games
Oct. 23-Detroit Tech at Detroit.
No previous games
Nov. 13- Michigan State Reserves
at Ann Arbor.
No previous games
Nov. 20-Alma at Ann Arbor
Michigan .................1
Alma ...................0
Tied .....................0

HERM FISHMAN ...... Baseball
BILL WATSON ........... Track
BOB OSGOOD ..........Track
STAN BIRLESON ........ Track
SAM STOLLER ........... Track
VIC HEYLIGER ......... Hockey
GIB JAMES ............. Hockey
FRANK BISSELL .....Wrestling
EARL THOMAS ...... Wrestling
AL SAUNDERS ............ Golf

Valpey Leads Ends
ENDS: With last year's Captain
Matt Patanelli gone, the flankers who
last year scrapped over the other wing
post this year will have two to fight
for. Art Valpey heads the list as most
versatile candidate. Further predic-
tions are complicated by Danny
Smick's knee operation. The lanky
Hazel Park, Ill., end is playing soft-
ball this summer with little difficulty,
but the pitcher's mound is much
safer than the receiving end of Big
Ten blocking, and Elmer Gedeon,
Harold Floersch, and John Nichol-
son are ready to step into the lineup
should Danny's knee bother him too
much. In this position the Wolver-
ines present five experienced men
qualified for Big Ten competition,
with freshman Joe Rogers as the
leading understudy.
Tackles All Set
TACKLES: Here's a post that, bar-
ring accidents, Line Coaoch Hunk
Anderson can practically forget. Fred
Janke, the Jackson giant who last
year started out in All-Conference
style with Don Siegel as his partner
at the other tackle position, is re-
ported to have recovered completely
from the mangled shoulder he got
when clipped at Minnesota last year,
and should Siegel regain his eligibility
this summer, these two Will have first
call for the jobs.
Right behind them and almost
equally experienced are Jim Lincoln,
Earle Luby and Mel Kramer, and
Forrest "Butch" Jordan, who starred
at a tackle post briefly last year after
i poor start at guard, may carry on
his improvement from the point
where he was forced to stop when
Bob Haak, the Indiana wailer, sat
on his knee during the 1936 cam-
Reserves Galore
Should these not be enough, the
coaching staff has professed itself
as almost willing to use as starters
two sophomores. Roland Savilla and
Bill Smith, with Ken Steen and Den-
nis Kuhn as reserves.
GUARDS: Last year's starters may
be this year's reserves at this post,
where the style of play has been
changed considerably since Hunk
Anderson stepped into the picture.
Where Wolverine guards submarined
through the line last year while the
tackles drifted or piled up the block-
ers, the new style favors "upright"
guards, holding their positions and

Composite Big Ten Football Schedule


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Oct. 23

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