Up at Hanover Dartmouth's Doggie Julian sings the blues. He is sad over the loss of Rudy LaRusso and Dave Gavitt. The only nice thing he can bring himself to say about this year's team is, "We have a little speed." Poor Doggie. Yet every other coach in the league is scared to death of him, with good reason. Dartmouth should win its third straight Ivy title, and with less difficulty than last year. Four starters return: the slick Chuck Kaufman and his backcourt running-mate Walt Sosnowski, Forward Gary Vandeweghe and Center Dave Farnsworth. But George Ramming, injured last year after three games as starting center, is also back and will undoubtedly replace Farnsworth. And the fifth man will be no green youngster but veteran substitute Dan Berry, 6 feet 6 and a fine rebounder. In reserve are Bryant Barnes and two tall sophomores, Bill Shanahan and Bob Gimby. There is speed, good height for this league and a flock of 40% or better shooters. At PRINCETON four of the five "iron men" who started all of last year's games and scored nearly all the team's points are gone. But Jim Brangan is back and two hot-shooting sophomores—Peter Campbell and Alfred Kaemmerlen—move up. Actually this team will have better speed and more depth than last year's. Lack of experienced starters always hurts, however, and Coach Cappy Cappon is faced with the familiar task called "rebuilding." Drew Hyland, Lynn Oxenreider, Mike Burton and Don Swan are probable starters, while reserves from last year who will see much action include John Howson and Bob Houghtlin. Other newcomers are Warren Crane, Barry Goss, Laurence Valant and Walter Whitehouse. BROWN'S fourth place last year was the best finish in the school's history and five of the six top scorers on that team are back: Cliff Ehrlich, Dave Reed, Jack Bellavance, Al Diussa and Roger Hurley. Joining them is a probable starter, sophomore Mike Cingiser, who led the frosh last year with a 20-point average. Another newcomer, Gregory Heath, will see much action. He and sophomores Ted Gottfried, Gary Bowen and John Taddiken, and the veteran Center Pete Kallas are all 6 feet 5 or better—unusual size for an Ivy squad. Other reserves include Forrest Broman, Chris Mitchell and Dave Brockway. Improved rebounding and fair speed will allow Coach Stan Ward to use a fast break in addition to his weave. The loss of Lou Jordan deprived CORNELL of what little scoring punch it had. But a long list of experienced hands are back, led by starters Dave Zornow and George Farley, and the Big Red will again be a strong team on the boards. If the shooting improves, Coach Hugh MacNeil's men may well justify the dark-horse rating he has chosen for them. Other starters will be picked from among Jay Harris, John Furlong, Vic Ripp, Fred Wynne, Ronald Ivkovich, John Petry, Bill Baugh, Don Shaffer and Stu Levin. COLUMBIA should get out of the cellar for the first time in three years, and might even make the first division. There is a wealth of experience, good shooting and speed to offset the lack of size. Sure starters are Richie Rodin, Ed Auzenbergs and Murray Melton and the others will come from among Wally Bernson, Herb London, Steve Brown, Jack Harris, Jerry Tellefsen and Stan Needleman. Sophomore reserves include Marty Erdheim and Tut Gentalen. HARVARD will field a team of fair size, but still needs scoring punch. Veterans Mike Donohue, David Grayer and Bob Bowditch probably will be joined by sophomores Bill Danner and Gary Bourchard. Only one regular, Dan McFadden, returns at YALE and only one sophomore, Bill Madden, is good enough to make the starting lineup. Lack of experience and size and a weak bench are severe handicaps. Other starters must be chosen from the reserves: Duncan Ailing, Allan Pond, Jim Hanson, Bob Hipps, Marquis Landrum and Roger Plantikow. Coach Joe Vancisin can count on good speed and fair shooting but little else. It is much the same story at PENNSYLVANIA, whose Coach Jack McCloskey lists his team's strong points as, simply, "prayer." He has a number of veterans on hand but none of last season's starters, and only three sophomores seem likely to make the squad. The first five will probably be Bob Mlkvy, John Canzano, Hugh Aberman, Joe Cook and Stew Green-leaf. Reserves include Ronnie Reagan, Bob Kelly and Bob Zajac. Penn has won more Ivy titles (14) than any other school, but this is not the year to look for another.
CHIN IN HAND, Princeton coach Cappy Cappon watches his squad run through ragged drill, but the largely green Tigers have plenty of talent, should improve by late season.