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August 18, 1946 - Image 5

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(Continued from Page 1)
dominance over 81 of the 90 foes they
have faced. Of the nihe teams having
an edge in victories, five have been
played only once. Cornell has the
best record over the Wolverines with
11 wins to five Michigan triumphs,
the last game with the Big Reds
occurring in 1933, when the U of M
handed them a 40-0 pasting.
Big Ten Rivalries Best
Michigan's sharpest rivalries have
been with three Big Ten foes, Chi-
cago, Ohio State, and Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers have provided

the most trouble, defeating the Wol-
verines 13 times while the Maize and
Blue have turned the trick 15. Min-
nesota's last victory was in 1942,
when a disputed field-goal gave them
the game, 16-14.
The margin of wins over the Buck-
eyes is much larger, Michigan vic-
tories standing at 27, Ohio State's
at 12, with three ties thrown in. The
Bucks did not succeed in beating
Michigan until 1919 when they won
13-3. After repeating twice they
again suffered consecutive losses un-
til 1928, and since then the odds have'
been even.
Coaches Originally Students
During the first few years of Michi-
gan football, coaches were picked

from the student body, itself, and it
wasn't until 1891 that a special per-
son was hired for the job. From 1891
to 1900 five men-Murphy, Barbour,
McMauley, Ferbert, and Lea-led the
In 1901 the immortal Fielding H.
Yost came to Ann Arbor, and began
producing some of the greatest foot-
ball machines the gridiron world has
ever seen. His "point-a-minute"
teams during their five-year reign
scored 55 triumphs while losing only
one and tying one. The lone loss,
which broke the undefeated string,
came in the final game of 1905 when
Chicago eked out a 2-0 victory. The
tie was a 6-6 affair with Minnesota.
During the five yea:rs Michigan

scored 2821 points while holding their moved in. Coach Crisler is now
opponents to an insignificant 42. This launching his ninth season, a season
included a' phenomenal 130-0 massa- made completely unpredictable by
cre of West Virginia, a 128-0 blast-retig et reshmetu
ing of Buffalo, a 119-0 murder of eligibility of freshmen.
Michigan State, and a 107-0 shellack-
ing .ofeIowa.
Yost coached Michigan football - **
from 1901 until 1927, excluding a one-
year interval in 1924 when Lou Little (Continued from Page 1)
took over. In 1927 the Grand Old - -
Man retired to become athletic direc- each failed to hit the .500 spot on
tor, and Tad Wieman took his place. foreign soil. Cliff Keen's men took all
In the same year, the Michigan Stad- three of their home matches but
ium, with its 86,000 capacity, was could win only two of five on the
opened. road.
Wieman was succeeded in 1929 by It took the World Champion De-
Harry Kipke, who remained until troit Tigers to hand the Maize and
1938 when H. O. "Fritz" Crisler Blue baseball team its lone home loss

of the year. The Wolverine nine
breezed through 10 college oppon-
ents on the Ferry Field diamond.
Away from home Ray Fisher's outfit
salted away eight of ten contests, but
the pair of setbacks cost them the
Big Ten title.
Matt Mann's swimmers did well
both at home and on the road. Out
of nine meets the natators took
seven, three at home and four away
while losing to Great Lakes here
and Ohio State at Columbus. Fritz
Crisler's football team played both
Army and Navy on unfamiliar
ground, but managed to break even
away from home with a two and
two mark. On Michigan Stadium
turf they took five of six.

Only the Wolverine tennis ar
outdoor track teams failed to turn
winning records at home. The ne
men snagged only two of six at Fern
Field but turned around and swe
all seven away matches. Ken Dohe
ty's thinclads lost their only horn
outdoor meet to Ohio State b
managed to win two of three awa
The indoor track squad won two
its three home meets but did not rL
in any away meets.
All in all 1945-46 wasn't such
bad year for Michigan athletes.
nine sports the Maize and Blue cc
or-bearers failed only twice to wii
up among the top three teams in tl
Conference. Summary of the Big T
championships listing the top thr
teams in each sport.



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