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Johnson, Dwight A. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 51, Number 5 (Feb. 1950)

Lentz, Art
Sports,   pp. 19-20

Page 19

By Art Lentz, Director...                   S P 0     R T S             
       ... Sports News Service
Room to Work Out
  WHAT     HAS BEEN      a local
"dump" and sand pit near Lake
Mendota and the Forest Products
lab has become the site for a new
University construction, the Athletic
Practice building (see picture).
  Located 6n Walnut St., the new
structure will be used for track,
baseball, football, and crew practice
whenever weather conditions prevent
outdoor drills. It will be paid for
by  revenue from   athletic events
sponsored by the University athletic
  And for once, there will be ade-
quate practice room:
  The outside dimensions of the new
building will be 478 feet by 227 feet
and it will run east and west, facing
the present campus. It will be 65
feet high in the center and 15 feet
high on each side. Built on the lines
of a huge quonset, this building is
a concrete-reinforced p e r m a n e n t
structure with a concrete roof and
brick facing.
  Inside, a clear area of 200 by 400
feet will be available without any
obstruction. An eight-lap-to-the-mile
clay track, with a 70 yard straight-
away is planned (the old Armory
Annex track was 12 laps). Areas for
the erection of portable bleachers
for indoor track meets also are out-
1 i n e d ; lockers, equipment, and
shower rooms, will be located in a
78 by 208-foot area at the front of
the building.
  i.tinimec uirector ri a r r y otuni-
dreher regards the new building as
the first step in the improvement of
the athletic physical plant. "The
second step," he predicts, "will be
the enlargement of the stadium, a
project that will be realized in the
near future."
  The building will fill a long sought
need; football, baseball, track, and
crew practice could possibly be car-
ried out simultaneously. Baseball and
football teams will workout in the
netted infield of the track, and the
crew will have a loft at the front
of the one-story building.
  "We're looking forward to it,"
says Football Coach Ivy Williamson.
"It'll give us a tremendous lift in
our winter practice sessions. Our
passers will be able to unlimber
their arms more. I don't exactly
know whether we will 'be allotted
space for our tackling dummies, but
maybe we can do some live tack-
  Track Coach Guy Sundt realizes
the building is not as conveniently
located as the Armory, "but that is
more than made up by the tremen-
dous amount of space available to
us," he admits.
ATHLETIC PRACTICE BUILDING: Approved by the Regents last month, this
permanent structure will be built on Walnut St., northeast of the US Forest
Products lab. It will provide indoor practice space for track, baseball,
football, and will be financed from athletic department funds.
Exams vs. Sports Docket
  W I S C 0 N S I N sports activities
were brought to a virtual standstill
on January 18 with the advent of
the first semester final examination
period. As a result, varsity and
junior varsity basketball, wrestling,
boxing, and swimming teams turned
from competition to book battles.
  Meanwhile the indoor track and
gymnastic squads cut down pre-sea-
son drills during the exam period,
leaving the competitive field entirely
to tne iexicer6 whou uinet uh11i - - L,
the old Red Armory on Saturday,
Jan. 21   (Score: Wisconsin 14'A,
Chicago 131/2).
  Scores of winter sports teams to
date include:
  Won 10, lost 4
Wisconsin 24,
Wisconsin 21,
Wisconsin  8,
Wisconsin 17,
Wisconsin 11,
Won 3, lost 2
Marquette 48
Kansas State 48
Oregon State 49
Loyola (Chi) 55
Notre Dame 48
Marquette 45
Missouri 50
Rutgers 55
U. C. L. A. 52
Illinois 50
Indiana 61
Michigan 41
Minnesota 54
Ohio State 61
Northwestern 6
Wheaton 10
Illinois 22
Indiana 9
Iowa 15
  Wisconsin 56,
  Wisconsin 31,
  Wisconsin 30,
Lawrence 20
Purdue 53
Iowa 54
Mit Decisions
  CHAMPIONSHIPS in both the
Contenders and All-University box-
ing tournaments were decided at the
Fieldhouse as preliminaries to the
1950 intercollegiate schedule.
  On Thursday, Dec. 15, some 3,000
ring enthusiasts witnessed the Con-
rick, Rhinelander 135-pounder, was
a w a r d e d the "Best Contender"
trophy by vote of sports writers and
radio announcers.
  On Friday, Jan. 13, more than
11,500 jammed into the Fieldhouse
for the finals of the 31st annual All-
University tournament. Results of
this fight bill follow:
  At 125 pounds, Steve Gremban,
Goodman, decisioned Leland Schultz,
Plum City. 130 pounds--Jim Sree-
nan, Beloit, TKOed Charles Hopkins,
Madison. 135 pounds-L e s Paul,
Madison, decisioned Dave Wiseman,
Burlington. 145 pounds-D w a i n e
Dickinson, Tom a h, TKOed Dick
Thompson, Kenosha. 155 pounds-
Pat Sreenan, B e 1 o i t, decisioned
Dwight Dickinson, T o m a h. 165
pounds-Dick Murphy, Milwaukee,
decisioned Len Barian, Milwaukee.
175 pounds-Keith Whitworth, Mon-
dovi, decisioned Bob Trotalli, Mad-
ison. Heavyweight-Vito P a r i s i,
Madison, decisioned Jerry Meath,
New Richmond.
  "Fightingest Fighter" award went
to Kenosha's 145-lb. Dick Thompson
who was TKOed by Dwaine Dickin-
   (Sports continued on page 20)

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