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'9-0, in the first Rose Bowl game
Michigan next faces the Pitts-
burgh Panthers on Oct. 11, again
on the home gridiron. The two
teams last met in 1941, with Mich-
igan taking home a lopsided vic-
The Conference grind begins on
Oct. 18 when the Wolverines tra-
vel to Evanston, Ill., where they
meet a strong Northwestern ag-
gregation which held the Maize
aftd Blue to a 14-14 tie last year.
Returning to Ann Arbor, Mich-
igan takes on what pre-season
dopesters call a much-improved
Minnesota eleven Oct. 25. Coach
Bernie Bierman's Gophers will be
out to avenge a 21-0 loss at the
hands of the Wolverines last year.
The Minnesota tussle has been
selected as the Michigan Home-
coming contest this year.
Illinois, defending Big Nine
champs and Rose Bowl victors
over UCLA last year, will play host
to the Maize and Blue on Nov. 1.
The Michigan gridders will be out
to make the Illini Homecoming
game a most unhappy affair for
the boys from Champaign, in re-
turn for last year's "Lost Week-
end," when Illinois whipped the
Wolverines, 13-9, in what all
Michigan fans will remember as
a very harrowing contest.
Nov. 8 will find Michigan back
in Ann Arbor, set to tackle a tough
Indiana outfit. Coach "Bo" Mc-
MVillin's Hoosiers dropped a 21-0
decision to the Wolverines last
Badgers Play Host
Madison, Wisconsin is the scene
of the Nov. 15 battle when the
Maize and Blue calls upon the.
Badgers for a Saturday afternoon
fracas. The Wolverines took the
measure of Harry Stuhldreher's
gang last year by a 28-6 count.
Michigan's game with Ohio
State on Nov. 22 will wind up the
year, with the Wolverines out to
repeat last year's 58-6 lambasting
of the boys from the Buckeye
state. Brand-new coach Wes Fes-
ler and his squad will be pointing
for this one, an annual contest
which rarely misses being a
Gridders Eye Big Nine Crown,
Prospects Brightest in Years
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problem. But it's one of those
problems a coach doesn't mind.
Quarterback doesn't present
too many difficulties. Howie
Yerges, chunky 170-pounder
who was first-string signal-
calleron last year's eleven, will
again be backed up by Pete El-
liott, the three-sport star. It's
also possible that the Michi-
gan strategists may switch Ten-
inga to quarter.
In the line, centei and tackle
were reportedly giving the coach-
ing staff repeated headaches dur-
ing last spring's preliminary tac-
tics discussions. But it would ap-
pear now that the worries are
Highlighting Athletic Director
H. O. Crisler's annual report to
the Board of Regents was the
statementthat "a satisfactory fi-
nancial condition" exists in the
University's athletic set-up, de-
spite a $12;000 net loss for the
year ending June 30, 1946.
The loss resulted from the pay-
ment of $318,000 on bonded in-
debtedness, leaving $205,100 in
outstanding bonds yet to be paid.
Aside from this payment, the in-
come for the fiscal year exceeded
disbursements by more than
While the net receipts from the
'45 football season amounted to
nearly $450,000, the income from
last season is expected to hit an
all-time high. The report states
that "every effort is being made
to start upon the building pro-
gram," although its accomplish-
ment is deemed "difficult" be-
cause of increased costs and de-
"The logic of the current policy
that requires athletics to be self-
supporting and that at the same
time restricts income from ath-
letic events, deserves scrutiny,"
the report stated.
The pivot problem has been
eased with the help of a converted
fullback. Dan Dworsky was shifted
from his customary plunging spot
to center during the spring drills,
and since it worked then the
change undoubtedly will stick.
Thus, J.T. White, last year's reg-
ular, won't have the threat of
sixty-minute duty facing him in
the coming campaign.
Only two veteran tackles will
be on call come September,
Bruce Hilkene, 1947ecaptain,
and Bill Pritula, the last of the
far-famed "Seven Oak Posts."
But during the spring work-outs
the critical shortage was over-
Helping to overcome it is a
young giant with a renowned
name, Wistert the Third. Alvin
Wistert, brother of All-Ameri-
cans Francis and Albert, was given
the Chicago Alumni Award at the
end of spring practice last May.
This means he was considered the
outstanding prospect of all the
gridiron aspirants pounding away
in the sessions.
Along with Wistert there was
another 200-pounder busy filling
the tackle holes. He's a transfer
from Michigan State, Pete Den-
drinos. When not busy with the
gridiron game he hoists the shot
put around for Ken Doherty's
The guards are all tried
vets - small but experienced.
Dom Tomasi, a small package
of dynamite will be back, ac-
companied by Stu Wilkins, Joe
Sobeleski, Quentin Sickels, and
John Lintol. No shortages here.
The flanks will be amply guard-
ed. Sky-high Len Ford will again
practice his one-handed catching
trickery, and Bob Mann will be
end-arounding once more. And
there's more. Ed McNeill and Don
Hershberger and Dick Rifenburg
are all primed for Chappuis' pass-
es. Newcomer Irv Wizniewski also
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