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WEDNESDAY JULY 30, 1947

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Independents

Whip Fraternity Nine in All-Star

CAGE PLAY-BY-PLAY:
Ex-'M' Track Star To Broadcast
All Michigan Basketball Games

By IRWIN ZUCKER
Here's good news for .sportE
fans: A play-by-play account of
all Michigan's road and homE
basketball games will be broad-'
cast this fall for the first time
in history.
Behind the mike to Five you
precise and minute details of Oz-
zie Cowle's courtmen in action will
be versatile Bob Ufer, 26-year-old
WPAG sportscaster and forme?
Wolverine All-American track
star.
It's another step forward in
the sports world for Bob, who
has been "hanging around" Ann
Arbor for the past eight years..
When WPAG, Ann Arbor's first
radio station, was born in the
spring of '45, the ex-Wolverine
speedboy was named director of
the station's sports staff.
With a colorful sports back-
ground of active competition and
intimate knowledge of Western
Conference history, Bob inaugu-
rated a daily sports program. This
fall will mark his second year of
Wolverine football broadcasting.
His chatty talks with Big Nine
celebrities and his own sporting
views have attracted a wide range
of listeners.
One of Bob's favorite fans is
Bill Stern, the famed NBC
sports announcer who has aired
Wolverine grid tussles over a
nation-wide hook-up for the
past several years. Bill first be-
came acquainted, with Bob back
in '40 when the latter served as
a spotter at Michigan Stadium
for the nationally-known radio
star.
.Stern liked the youngster's ac-
-urate and rapid spotting. They
worked together at Ann Arbor for
the next five years, and then Bob
moved up into the press box

Bob shook his head. "It was a
tempting proposition," recalls Bob.
"But I like the atmosphere of the
Western Conference - it's tough
to find a better brand of all-
around athletic competition else-
where,"
In his two years as an an-
nouncer, Bob has received sev-
eral thrills describing sports
events. To him the entire day
of the Michigan-Army game last
fall was packed with a thrill a
second.
Strangely enough, the greatest
moments Bob experienced that
memorable Saturday did not occur
during the contest. They came
when Bill Stern was a guest on
Bob's noon-time program; it was
the first time the two appeared
together on the air at the same
time.
An even greater thrill came af-
ter the game when Stern asked
Bob to step over to the NBC mike
and "tell the folks all over the
country what you think of the
game."
As an athlete, Bob's greatest
moment in Wolverine colors
came in 1942 when he set a new
world's record for the indoor
440-yard dash with a torrid
:48.1. This mark was shattered
only three months ago by Herb
McKinley, the flying Jamaican
from the University of Illinois,
who shaved a tenth of a second
off Bob's record.
In reminiscing, Bob chuckled,
with a twinkle in his eye, "Those
were the good o1' days - but look
at me now!" He patted his stom-
ach gently. "Twenty-two pounds
of surplus there. Why, I couldn't
even out-race my mother-in-law
today!"
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NEW JOB ...Bob Ufer, former
Wolverine track star now sports
director of WVAG, who will be-
gin announcing Michigan cage
games next season.
alongside the veteran sportscast-
er. ,This time Bob had his own
microphone and he gave WPAG
listeners his own version of excit-
ing football plays.
Stern was impressed by the
newcomer's clever and adept
handling of radio assignments. He
rates Bob as "one of the outstand-.
ing up-and-coming sports broad-
casters in this country. . . a man
who can get an audience and hold
them."
When Stern offered the ex-Wol-
verine an excellent position with
Oklahoma City's leading station,

Soft Rocks Misplays, W
Capture I-M To Greek-Le
Cage Crown Lawyers' Dick Nicht
Devette Paces 4728 Hewitt,' Harris Lead
Win over Raimblers By ARCHE PARSONS
The Soft Rocks just couldn't There will be bruises, aching
miss the hoop last night as they. bones, sore muscles, and empty
poured in a total of 20 baskets to seats i some classrooms today,
blast the Ramblers 47-28 and cap- but Manager Joe Hession of
ture the Intramural basketball the Law Club and his Indepen-
crown. dent League All-Stars are happy.
Paced by Russ Devette, who led Thy took the measure of the
all the state's collegiate scorers SAE Al Becker's Fraternity
while playing at Hope College last League All-Stars yesterday, 9-5,
year, the Soft Rocks started fast, in the second annual "Twinkle
and after the first few minutes, Classic," before a rabid crowd
left little doubt as to the outcome, of 150 on South Ferry Field.
Devette Leads Scorers Dick Nicholas, Law Club pitcher
Devette looped in six baskets with four shutouts to his credit
and one foul toss for a total of 13 in league play this summer, was
points, and he was followed closely credited with the win, while Jar-
by Bob Mlann, speedy football cld Wingeart of Lambda Chi Al-
wingman and Glen Bowles, who pha, was charged with the defeat.
each netted 10 counters for the Each team banged out a total
winners. Don McIntosh, reserve of seven hits, but Independent
award winner with Ozzie Cowles walks and Fraternity errors made
courtmen last winter, led the los- the difference.
ers' attack with five buckets and Dick Hewitt, Havenites catch-
three charity tosses to total 13 er who started behind the plate
points. for the Independents, led his
Big Lennie Ford, another foot- team's hitting attack with two
ball representative, started things hits, both singles, while left-field-
off for the champions by cashing er Al Harris of ZBT countered
a lay-up shot in the first minute with the same output for the
of play. However, the Ramblers Greek-letter players. The only
came right back with two quick extra base blows of the afternoon
buckets by the Jans brothers to were doubles by two Independents,
take a 4-2 lead. Devette tied it up third baseman Hercules Rend
with a shot from the foul circle, who plays for the Hell Hounds,
and from there on in the Soft
Rocks were never headed.
Slim Lead at Quarter Here's Your Chance!
The champions held a slim 9-7 See tomorrow's Daily for
lead at ,the end of the first quart- full information of the Ann
er, but with Devette and baseballf Arbor Optimist Club's hole-i-
third sacker Charlie Ketterer al- one tournament to be held on
ternating baskets, the lead jump- the 150-yard 16th hole of the
ed to 23-14 at the intermission. Municipal golf course from 7
The second half was a repetition a.m. to dark August 4.
of the first. The Soft Rocks pour- There are $400 worth of priz-
ed in 11 counters in the third can- es, a men's and women's divi-
to to the Ramblers 9, and then sion, and the entry fee is a
really sewed the bal game up with mere buck and three golf balls,
13 points to the losers five in the Interested? More tomorrow.
final period._________ ______
AP Sportf lashes
By The Associated Press completed their high school train-
PITTSBURGH-Manager Billy ing.
Herman of the Pittsburgh Pirates * * *
said tonight big Hank Greenberg, BROOKLYN, Gus Lesnevieh
the club's $80,000 first baseman, the World Light Heavyweight
had asked to be benched 'for the
good of the club." Champion, and Tami Mauriello,
"The big boy just isn't hitting,''the Bronz beer barrel, will try to
Herman explained tonight as knock each other's block off to-
Greenberg rode the bench for the morrow night in the name of
third straight game. sweet charity.n -
Y They tangle in a ten-rounder in
Ebbets Field for the Damon Run-
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.-ffi- yon Memorial Cancer Fund. A
cials of the New York Yankees an- gate of $125,000 or so is expected
nounced today that they will hold with some $30,000 going to the
a two-day baseball tryout camp war on the dread disease. The
here Aug. 8-9 for youths between two thumpers will slice 60 percent
the ages of 17 and 22 who have f a a a

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