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Wednesday, March 6, 1968


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r Behind Closed Doors s
'~':4r '?d.}vr , :By JOHN SUTKUS
Minnesota came to play hockey v
and Michigan could never quite
thletcs; catch up.
M The Gophers hung on and
bounced the Wolverine icers out'
} the first round of the WCHA ,
Dollars and Deficitspaf
fired-up Minnesotans took thel


Only a couple of months longer and I'm destined to leave the
world of Friday night dinners, banquets, luncheon meetings, consul-
tations, interviews, and press boxes which has filled such a large
part of my life in the last four years . . .or at least in any official
capacity for I don't think you can ever leave it behind you completely.
At times, it's been more exciting than a Cazzie Russell
clincher, more electric than that pep rally in the snowstorm before
the Ohio State game back in November, 1964. At other times, it's
been more boring than a 4:00 lecture on Friday afternoon.
But I don't want to talk about the last four years now. I want to
talk about the next four, and the four after that, and the four, after
that, when the Russells and Timberlakes and Clancys will be relegated
to the scrapbooks of old news clippings and that great circular file
that is sometimes called "memory."
There are some big issues over the next hill, issues that concern
Michigan, the Big Ten, and intercollegiate athletics in general; issues
that may drastically change the nature of. intercollegiate athletics
in the United States. I'm not the only one thinking about these prob-
lems; many of the ideas set down here were either stimulated or
downright borrowed from acquaintances.
But there aren't enough of the "right people" considering what
to do about the storm clouds. That, I'm convinced of.
And they say that charity begins at home, so I start with
Michigan, and its future in the athletic realm. It's funny, for as
I ponder the phrase "Michigan, and its future," the keys naturally
begins to relish past glories. Maybe that Freudian slip of the type-
writer betrays the difficulties that lie ahead.
The Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics has money
problems like the rest of the University. The present expenditures
for fiscal year 1967-68. are figured at somewhere near $1,950,000,
over $200,000 more than estimated receipts for the same period. The
Board isn't used to having a budget that's more in the red than a
to Soviet flag, and has long prided itself on its fiscal independence.
What the Board has accomplished over the past half century is
to accumulate a physical plant and run an athletic program at the
cost of some $34,663,126.82, totally out of its own resources, which is
to say, largely football receipts. And that amount doesn't include the
$7.2 million University Events Building. The Board even supported
an excellent intramural department for several years to the tune of
$5,000,000, although it is well-known fact that this aid has dwindled
to a trickle in comparison to recreational needs over the last decade,
In direct proportion to surpluses of the Board.
hThe Board's contribution is undeniably a glorious and monu-
mental achievement wrought under the directorship of two great
men, Fielding H. Yost and H. O. (Fritz) Crisler.
But the glory that was Rome's is of another day.
And unfortunately, the Board's affluency spoiled the benefactors,
like alumni, the University administration, the student body, and the
state legislature. Many of the people that enjoy the Board's facilities
still believe Board members wear striped pants and journey to Wall
Street on weekends.
Where did all the money go? You name it. The tender system
siphons off about $400,00 a year, and each hike in tuition, especial-
ly out-of-state tuition, rockets this figure even higher. Traveling
expenses are on the way up. Maintenance of facilities is a big
budget item. (Take scoreboards, for instance. One of those fancy
four-sided jobs that they have in all the NBA carries a price tag of
$100,000) Labor costs represent another difficulty. When the
University extended time-and-a-half pay scales to their employees
for overtime, the Board was required to follow suit, and another
major hunk went under the liabilities heading.
V And the Events Building, dedicated last week, depleted Board
resources even further. A $1,000.000 portion of the $7,200,000 tab was
taken out of Board reserves, while the $5.7 million bond issue floated
to pay for the structure is to be paid back over a 30-year period.
One traditional source of Board income has been a student fee
allocation of $5 per semester 'per student, such as that which the
Health Service, or Union receives. The Board was required to pledge
this money as a guarantee against the bond issue, in effect cutting
Board receipts by about $350,000 a year.
Not all members of the athletic administration or Board were
enthusiastic about taking on such a burdensome and long-term
commitment, but higher authorities dictated otherwise. So the
belts were tightened another notch. Little things had to go . . .
small improvements in facilities were deferred, the number of
athletes on training table was reduced.
No, I'm not saying it's another Great Depression but the future
has looked better. And the Board is still footing the bill for expen-
ditures like the new roof on the Sports Building, while their reserve
funds dwindle ever more. That $200,000 deficit is after a 20 per cent
hike in football admissions, remember. What I'm saying is that the
Board has the money to go one year or maybe two, assuming the
present trend continues, before the reserves are completely exhausted.
Last time I checked, you couldn't pawn old field houses
What's the solution? I can give you some alternatives. The Uni-
versity can increase the student fee allocation, the prospects for which
are murkier than Mississippi River water. Funds can be solicited from
alumni, an untapped major resource, but such monies are not always
contributed without the attached strings. Athletic Director Crisler
has maintained, and correctly, I believe, that a more honest, efficient.
and autonomous program can be operated, if such "donations" are
not accepted.
Another possibility, of course, is to draw larger crowds to
Wolverine athletic events. However, some knowledgeable observers
maintain that no one institution is going to dominate conference
athletics like Michigan did in years past, and, Ann Arbor fans like
to watch a winner, just like everyone else.
Finally, expenditures can be reduced. How? Simply by reducing

Buchan (Dick Paradise, Jenke) 2:01;
(Minn) Hluges (Dick Paradise) 6:11;
(:Minn) Shattuck (Fichuk, Dufo'r)
16:35; (Minn) Gambucci( Norby,
Hughes) 18:21 PP; (Mich) Galbraith
(Ullyot, Lord) 18:35. PENALTIES:
(.Minn) Bucan (Elbowing) 11:51;
(Vich) Pasliak (Elbowing) 17:37.
(Mich) Binnie (Domm, Galbraith)
4:18; (Minn) Fichuk (Unasst.) 18:03.
PENALTIES: (Mich) Hansen (Trip-
ping) 4:40; (Minn) Fichuk (Trip-
ping) 4:46; (Minn) Ross (Inter-
ference) 12:08; (Mich) Uiloyt (Hook-
ing~) 15:17; (Mich) Ullyot (Illegal
check) 15:17; (Minn) Dick Paradise
(Tripping) 19:21.
Glendinng (Deeks) 16:00 PP. PEN-
ALTIES: (Minn) Carter (Interfer-
ence) 6:26; (Mich) Ullyot (Cross-
check) 10:53; (Minn) Shattuck (De-
lay of game) 15:27,

"We just couldn't hit them. But
we started hitting them in the
second period and they slowed
The Wolverines, down 4-0 at the
.2~ time, finally got on the score-
board in the first period at 18:35.
iDoug Galbraith took a pass, faked
goalie Murray McLachlan, and
flicked the puck around his doub-
led-up body from in front of the
Michigan momentum picked up
with the goal and the "new look"
Wolverines opened the second
period. The perked-up look con-
tinued into the third'period.
Renfrew was satisfied with the
effort put out by his team. "They
really tried in those last two
periods," he praised. "It was al
superb effort."
Randy Binnie scored the Wol-
verines' second goal at 4:18 of.
the second period. Minnesota then
held off the charge for the next
14 minutes.
At 15:17 the referees placed
Ron Ullyot in the penalty box for
hooking and illegal checking.
WihteWolverin es mn hor

to the ice in front of the Minne-
sota net and was whistled to the
penalty box for delay of game. 33
seconds later, Doug Glendinning
scored the final Michigan goal of
the season.
The Wolverines put on a deter-
mined final rush. Several near
misses brought the sparse Coli-
seum crowd to its feet.
Goalie McLaclan was even look-
ing in the net for the puck a
couple of times. But the Gophers,
with three defensemen deep, were
as good as they had to be.
For Renfrew and his Wolver-
ines, the season is over. A Big
Ten championship and a fourth
place W C H A finish on the
strength of an 18-9 seasdcn record
brand the 67-68 season a success.
Michigan can even claim a 4-2
season bulge over Minnesota.
Purdue Rips
S tate, 93-75

McLachlan (Minn)
Keough (inhch)

8 10 11-29
14 6 10-30

Minnesota 4 1 4-S
MICHIGAN 1 1 1-3
initiative. By the time the game
was little mor than six minutes
old they were leading 2-0. But they
had a helping hand,
"They got some good breaks and
a couple of cheap goals," sighed
Michigan Coach Al Renfrew,
"and that was the ball game."

LEE MARTTILA (8), Wolverine senior, jockeys for position with M
(17) in the Minnesota zone while senior Ron Ull yot (16) evadest
Ullyot finished their careers last night as Minnesota bounced Mic
offs, 5-3.

--Daily-Bernie Ba ker
4innesota sophomore Jim Carter
Chuck Norby (4). Marttila and
chigan out of the WCHA play-
first period. By controlling the
puck on offense, Minnesota kept
Michigan on defense, leaving the
Wolverines without an offensive
"They really flew in that first
period," acknowledged Renfrew.

Pete Fichuk scored the Gophers'
fifth goal, their second cheapie. LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Ap} - Rick
Fichuk was digging for the Mount poured in 34 points to lead
puck behind the Michigan net be- Purdue's Boilermakers to a 93-75
tween two Wolverines when he Big Ten Basketball victory last
meekly slapped it toward the net. night.
The puck rolled into Keough's Michigan State used 14 players
skate, bounced off, rolled back but Lee Lafayette's 13 points was
and settled just across the goal the best any of them could muster
line at 18:03. in the scoring column.
Hustling in 3rd After an early flurry of lead
That wasn't quite the back- changes, Purdue moved ahead to a
breaker for the Wolverines. They 45-36 intermission bulge and built
came out hustling again in the up an additional nine-point bulge
third period. in the final half.
Ironically, the third Michigan Bill Keller added 20 points for
goal came on the power play, the winners.
which has fizzled all season. At Purdue, with one game remain-
15:27 of the third period, Gopher ing, is 14-9 for the season and
Rob Shattuck pinned Don Deeks Michigan State is 11-12.

bounced off the boards, hit the

With the game barely two min-

Minnesota's first goal was one post beside him and careened in utes old, the Gophers had jumped
of the cheap ones. Gopher de- front of the net. Before Keough out in front 1-0.
fenseman Dick Paradise shot the could return to the crease, Min- Minnesota's potent offense, with
puck into the Michigan zone. As nvsota's Scott Buchan was on the the top three scorers in the WC-
goalie Jim Keough came out to scene with an easy score into an HA, kept the pressure on the
stop it behind the net, the puck open net. Wolverines for the rest of the


Discrimination Char'ed at Washington;
Pan-Amrican Grade Fxingi 'Deied

By The Associated Press inittee member said some involved
SEATTLE, Wash. - A group recruiting promises and playing
of 13 Negro athletes at the Uni- time in university sports.
versity of Washington said yes- Odegaard said he would arrange
terday grave problems of racism a later meeting of the athletes
and discrimination exist there, with Jim Owens, athletic direc-
"and we plan to take positive ac- tor and head football coach now
tion to solve them." attending a National Collegiate
The first public expression of Athletic Association committee
dissatisfaction by the athletes was meeting in Palm Springs, Calif.
issued before they sent a four-
man committee to meet with Dr. Owens, contacted by telephone,
Charles Odegaard, university pres- said he would welcome a meeting
ident. with the group on his return next
It was contained in a prepared Monday.
statement drafted by the 13 Mon- The dissidents denied their
day night. statement was motivated by a
Odegaard and the committee visit here last week by Harry Ed-
declined to discuss any grievances wards, San Jose State College
aired at the meeting, but one com- professor and leader of an Olym-
- nip.. Gnamech bveott moverent

hesion to our plan to air our
* * *
EDINBURG, Tex. - Charges
of grade fixing at Pan American
College were highly unwarranted
and unmerited, a special investi-
gating committee reported yes-
The committee was appointed
after faculty members voiced
criticism of the state-supported
school's grading system and one
member announced he planned
to resign.
The group praised the athletic
department and coaches and said
the charges by a faculty member
were "non-specific and general in
The investigation was launched
after a faculty member said
teachers had been "under extreme
pressure - both from the athletic
department and from the admin-
istration' on the question of
grades given athletes.
Dr. Harry Larche, head of the
physical education department,
had said he found the situation
at Pan American intolerable and
said he planned to resign.


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Buffalo State 83, LeMoyne 66
East Tennessee 79, Murray State 75
Fordham 91, Colgate 67
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Columbia 92, Princeton 74

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Edwards said then he planned!
to put Washington on a "white
list" along with the University of
California and Texas at El Paso;
and do everything possible to un-1
dermine its athletic program.
The athletes said, "The prob-
lems existed before Edwards
came here, but his visit lent co-


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