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IPRIDA$, AUG. 14, 1942

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Wolverine Sports Review

. Highlights Of Eventful Year

Well, the '1941-42 sports year is
finally over and another one's fast
approaching. We'll try to give you
a. roundup of the highlights of this
eventful year with its great records,
brilliant stars and heart-rending de-
feats. Come on back with us to
Sept. 27: After the sudden shock of
Uf er Smashes
Marks In 440
With 48.1 Dash.

having State score in the first two
minutes of play, Michigan recovered
and began to move. Tommy (Kid)
Kuzma, Gary's sophomore successor
to their Galloping Ghost, put our
first tally over in the second quarter,
and, after a good talking to by Coach
FritzCrisler between the halves,
Captain Bob Westfall and Kuzma
scored one apiece in the third quar-
ter to really clinch the contest. The
line was a wall of stone with Al Wis-
tert, Bob Ingalls, and a couple of
tough sophomores, Merv Pregulman
and Julie Franks, leading the way.
Final score; Michigan 19, Michigan
State 7.
Oct. 11: The Wolverines paused
momentarily today to wallop the
Pittsburg Panthers to. the tune of
40-0. 'Nuff sed."
Oct. 18: Passing and kicking Kid
Kuzma paced the Wolverines to an
upset victory over Northwestern
in Dyche stadium at Evanston to-
day. The Kid tossed two pay-off
passes to Flankmen Whitey Frau-
marn and Joe Rogers, both of
whom played the entire game. The
hearts of Michigan fans at home
beat fast as the radio announced
20 seconds to play and fourth down
for the Wildcats deep in Michigan
territory, but the fans breathed
deeper when Fraumann, leading a
horde of Michigan players, smoth-
ered De Correvont's desperate' pass
attempt. The Wolverines took over,
and Westfall held the ball for the
final seconds of play. Final score:
Michigan 14, Northwestern 7.
Oct. 25: Frame this paragraph in
black in token of mourning. Before
a capacity crowd of 85,753 with tick-
ets going at $50 each, Minnesota
edged out the Wolverines, 7-0. Bernie
Bierman's boys outweighed the Cris-
ler crew 16 pounds per man and in-
juries ran rampant. The Gopher's
scoring play was a masterpiece of
gridiron strategy; the backfield fein-
ted right, then left, and the tailback,
Herm Frickey, exploded directly over
center from the two yard line for the
score. The Wolverines raged in reply,
but 'plays refused to click at crucial

times and our hopes went up in
smoke as I threw away my pipe.
Nov. 22: Again it's a sell-out crowd'
of 85,753 come to see the Wolverines'
and the Ohio Buckeyes battle it out
for second place in the Big Ten, and
they see the best game of the year.
Twenty-two men battle to a 20-20 tie
for second spot in the Conference
ratings. Ingalls proved he was the
All-American they ultimately named
him, Captain Westfall playing his
last game wrote a sparkling finis to
his college career by gaining 162
yards, and a drunk tried to break
into the lineup by tackling the Kid.
Nov. 26: George Ceithaml was'
elected captain for 1942-43. Good
man, and a good choice, too.
Nov. 29: Matt Mann's men are
loose again. Amherst fell in the sea-
son tank opener, 55-20. Wolverine
mermen set four pool marks and took
all first places.
Dec. 13: Basketball began today,
and what an opener! It was Mand-
ler and fifteen points pacing the
well-organized attack as Michigan

State lost to the Varsity on the
boards at Yost Field House, 37-20.
Michigan's quintet was green but
rangy, and was never once headed.
Jan. 24: Ohio State left town to-
day in low spirits after losing in both
swimming and basketball to the
Wolverines. A victory-hungry cage
team went scoring mad and rang up
53 points to the Buckeyes 39. In
swimming it was little worse as the
mermen chalked up 50 in the win
column to Ohio's 34. Why don't we
do this more often?

cago, 49-36, ttda. Yehsea the
track team waillpc Pitt 2
26l/3, but lost F.-a! ME2 n U
through injury which tueh ;U:
and we mean tough. Au. yeds
the tanksters swamnd I lowx
Hawkeyes in a 50-,'1 win. lh' pock.
sters didn't fare so well t doy ana.
dropped one to th (XGph , he-l.
Mar. 7: 1 Ufer was bl- % o ;: aL
the world 110 nrk with 48.1 at
the Conference indoor ulet but
otherwise we looked ad with a
fourth place as Ohio 81 tie woa,

Feb. 11: Matt Mann's men did it and does that hurt. Wo dcr uf
again by downing the Ohio Buck- wonders, the pu.ksters ron thei:,
eyes at Columbus, 46-38. However, final contefs over Miigan Trli
the cagers didn't do so well, as 2-1. As usual, Matt Mann's b
Michigan State repayed, the Var- won their swvim met: his hnm
sity for their loss of the first game from Milies<ti, t:- . Maybe I
of the season. Final score: State wasn't such a ba( day a er L1I.
57, Michigan 34. Mar. 14: Yale, fortunately, i; not
Feb. 22: A Michigan institution in the Big Ten, so we take the swim
crumples in a gale with Yale break- crown, with the Buckevcs iv u,
ing our 35-straight dual swimming scare. Unhappy thou ht, the track
meet winning streak, 59-16. Not even team relinquished the B aier RelaN
a first place did we take, crown, which it had held for eih?
Mar. 1: The Cagers won from Chi- years, to Notre Dame. Johnny John-


son was the only grappler able to
catch a title at the Conference meet
as we placed fourth.
Mar. 28: Yale, unfortunately, is in
the National Inter-collegiate swim-
ming meet, and so we had to be con-
tent with a far away second place.
Michigan however, broke three pool
marks to Yale's one.
April 17: The Netters opened theik
season today against a hard-fightint
Michigan State team and won, 7-2
The baseball season opened yester.
day when the nine was defeated b
Navy, 7-5; today, however, the boy,
got into stride and won from Mary-
land, 13-1.
April 26: It's a three-way win fo,
Michigan today as they take basebai
and tennis from Purdue and win th
Drake Relays in Des Moines.
May 2: What a day in sports! Ten
nis; Michigan 7, Chicago 2. Golf
Michigan 13, Purdue 1. Baseball
Michigan 9, Indiana 8. Track; Michi-
gan 64, Illinois 52. Four wins, no las-
ses, Then, to top it off.
May 8: Ray Fisher's men wonifron,
Northwestern today, 6-2; Iry Boi

on the mound and doing a swell job
for his third win of the season. In-
creasing its chances for its second
straight Big Ten title, Michigan's
tennis team defeated the weakened
Wildcat netters, 7-2. And we beat
'em in football, too!
May 16: Arrives the biggest sports
day of the year, quantitatively speak-
ing, and the biggest headache for the
sports night editor. Michigan places
sixth in the Western Conference
track and field championships in Ev-
anston as Ohio State wins in a run-
away, The Varsity nine won a double
header from Illinois to clinch the
Big Ten diamond crown. Down in
Columbus the tennis squad finished
the season in a second place tie with
Chicago as the Wildcats took top
honors. Out on the links the golf
team out drove the Illini linksmen
May 19: Michigan's linksmen to-
day won the Big Ten golf title in a
two day match played at the Uni-
versity course here in Ann Arbor,
close of a glorious season.
'Til fall, then, good-night, fellas.



* * *
According to track mentor Ken
Doherty, Bob Ufer's feat of running
the 440 in 48.1 seconds was the out-
standing individual athletic achieve-
ment of the year. In covering the
quarter in this record time the Mich-
igan cinderman set a new Conference
record, broke the United tates\ record,
and broke the official World's record
for this distance. Because the feat
was accomplished in the Big Ten In-
door Track Conference Meet, in the
University of Chicago Field House,
the World's outdoor record still
stands. Still, this was the fastest
quarter mile ever run by any human.
During the past outdoor season
Bob hurt his side. He tore a ligament
in his thigh and was unable to per-
form as well as he gave indication of
doing during the indoor track season.
Because of injury to this one man,
the Michigan thinclads lost valuable
points in the two events that they
have always been noted for, namely
the 440 and the mile relay. The relay
team could not muster the final drive
when Ufer, who ran anchor, was not
a~t his peak. Ufer was almost a cer-
tainty for the Drake Relays title; but
did not show up favorably.
Bob Ufer is in the enlisted reserve
of one of the armed services of the
United States and will be an impor-
tant factor in this year's Maize and
Blue track team. The thigh injury
will be healed by the time Coach
Doherty begins training for the com-
ing indoor season. Ufer, if he does
not have a recurrence of the injury
to his side, will be in top form.


(Continued from Page 5)
collegiate and the National AAU
crowns all in one year.
Leroy Weir came here four years
ago as the coach of the Michigan
netters and has had steadily improv-
ing teams until last year his players
were able to capture the Big Ten ti-
Ray Courtright, golf coach, had a
highly successful season this year as
his squad was able to take the Big
Ten title in a close match. Courtright
also took over the job of coaching
the wrestling team when Cliff Keen
was called away. While attending
Oklahoma University Courtright won
12 varsity letters and was a member
of Phi Beta Kappa.
The Michigan puck squad is in
charge of Eddie Lowrey, who was a
star hockey player himself, with the
Ottawa Senators. Although the hock-
ey team has had a shortage of ma-
terial the last couple of years, the
number of freshmen who turned out
for practice this winter give promise
of producing a team with more re-


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