Wednesday, March 13, 19668,
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, March 13, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Volney Meece of the Daily Oklahoman interviewed Okla-
homa State football coach Phil Cutchin, early last fall.
Asked Neece: "What about your upcoming freshmen?"
Answered Cutchin: "Well, they've all graduated from high
In Chicago, a sports reporter asked a doctor: "Is good
physical condition important to success in sports?",
Sports pages across the nation have long read like a Betty
Crocker cookbook - spewing forth an endless stream of stereo-
Sports writers have fostered a superficial Image of ath-
letes. Judging from their stories, they subscribe wholeheartedly
to the concept of dumb jocks.
More significantly, they have isolated sports to a world
that is somehow not real. Sports does not have the genuine
aesthetics of entertainment or the legitimacy of business or the
honesty of politics.
Honesty in politics, a prodigious feat in itself, is predicated
on the public's ability to find a day-to-day appraisal in the
press. Politicians betray the people's trust only because the
press doesn't measure up to its idealistic role as the .public's
Donald MacDonald of the Center of Democratic Institutions
rails at the press because it stands so close to government that
it is mistaken for a member of government.
He pictures the White House press conference With
"Smitty" and "Bob" and "Larry" lending themselves to the
camaraderie of Lyndon Johnson, never searing Johnson on the
grill for his actions.
The scene In an athletic director's office is strikingly sim-
ilar. Sports writersmake no effort to question the policies of
This is loyalty and patriotism at its worst.
let's be friends...
Sports writers have been too compliant, too willing to
please the establishment rather than search, for and report
the truth.. And talks withran athletic director are not unlike
the cute confidential chats given by the administration.
Sports writers delude themselves when they chastise Bump
Elliott for not going for a first down on fourth and four and
think they are "appraising the situation."
This is not only stopping at the water's edge, it is going
clear around the lake into the woods on the other side.
Sports is not a magical world untouched by reality,
A few years back, a Daily sports writer lamented that man
could not substitute simulated aggression on the football field
for his passion of war. Unfortunately, football games have the
same philosophical base as the international power struggle.
Players from opposing teams echo platitudes of brother.
hood as they chug a few under the midnight stars. Emissaries
from unfriendly countries exchange pleasantries at gala parties.
But on the football field and on the battle field, both sides
mean to win. Exactly how high the cost of winning can rise
before an administration or an athletic department will stop
and re-evaluate its position can be answered by Dean Rusk's
highminded attitude in Senate hearings and Bill Reed's sancti-
monious pooh-poohing of alleged violations.
let's tell the truth...
Sports writers traditionally have not tried to generate ax
debate of the issues. A story on discounts is certainly not the
whole answer. But it does act as a catalyst In disdusslns wh ich
might not be as trivial as a free pair of slacks from Tice's.
Once sports writers close ranks and work along with the
athletic establishment, they deny the public the right to sig-
nificant information and viewpoints.
They are like the newsmen who asked Mrs. Shirley Temple
Black why she should be' considered qualified for Congress.
"Why not," she replied. "A haberdasher was elected Presi-
dent." None of the newsmen challenged her by pointing out
that Harry S. Truman was also a Senator and Vice-President
after his brief career in the clothing business.
Sports writers are willing to take the first step, to ask
one or two probing questions. But they are quickly satisfied by
the same soft-sell answers all establishment men give.
True enough, sports is All-American. It Is All-American
political backstabbing, All-American "meat-on-the-hoof" busi-
ness and All-American discrimination It is not entirely gilded
with handshaking and good sportsmanship.
But until sports writers face their responsibilities, the pub-
lic has to digest the same gift-wrapped garbage.
NBC's Reuven Frank sums up the point: "An interview
which is not more than a conversation is less than an inter-
view. We are wasting your time and we are invading the dull-
ness and superficiality of your privacy."
LAFAYETTE, Ind. OP) - Oh
State defeated Iowa 85-81 in t
neutral Purdue Arena last night
win the Big Ten Conference pla;
off and a berth in the NCAA Ba
The Big Ten co-champions fit
ished conference play with 10
records. It was the conferenc(
first basketball playoff since 19(
Ohio State held a 12-point lei
late in the game but it was quicki
shaved to two points by Iowa wi
22 seconds remaining.
However, Ohio State quickly r
covered on free throws by Den:
Meadors, Bill Hoskins and Jot
Ohio State's front line of B
Hosket, Steve Howell and Da
Sorenson all scored in doub
figures. Hosket poured in 24 point
Game honors went to Sam W
liams of Iowa with 29.
The Hawkeyes stumbled for t
first eight minutes of the gan
and Ohio State grabbed a 38-;
Iowa missed its first nine shc
from the field, but the Hawkey(
vaunted press brought them bay
In the first half, lowa hit 10
31 from the floor for .323 wh:
the Buckeyes were 17 of 37 for
The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded
Joe Sparma and Pat Dobson for
11 runs in the third inning and
went on to rout the Detroit Tigers
14-5 in an exhibition baseball
Al McBean, who helped his own
cause with a two-run single in
the big third inning, picked up
the victory with three scoreless
innings. The Pirates collected 17
hits off four Detroitnpitchersrin
their second game in five tries
winning five stries.
But the New York Mets, who
didn't even have their hitting
clothes on, showed them how to
win with a minimum of effort.
Held to two hits, both in the
Sparma, Dobson; Rout Tigers
Rugby Season Kicks-Off
same inning, the Mets took ad-
vantage of three Los Angeles er-
rors and beat the Dodgers 5-2.
The Giants shelled five pitch-
ers, including Ken Holtzman and
20-game winner Ferguson Jenkins,
in walloping the Chicago Cubs 12-
Two Detroit television stations,
WXYZ and WJBK, announced last
night that Michigan Track Coach
Don Canham has been chosen to
succeed H. O. "Fritz" Crisler as
director of . athletics.
Canham, however, denied the re-
ports from his hotel in the city,
where is making final preparations
for the NCAA indoor track cham-
pionships. He is meet director for
the event, scheduled for Friday
and Saturday in Cobo Arena.
"Oh, come on," he laughed when
informed of the reports, but added,
"Yes, I've talked with them about
it, but there isn't anything defi-
"I've been interviewed by many
people, and I've talked with many
more, but there is no truth to it."
Canham said he had "no idea"
where the story came from. "I
haven't talked to any sportscasters
or anyone from the Associated
Press," he asserted. The Associated
Press story said that "Canham,
asked about the report, declined
Canham also denied knowledge
that, the Regents were going to
name any candidate to the athletic
director position on Friday.
2. Jenkins surrendered six straight
hits in a five run fourth inning.
Almost as surprising as the 18
hits by- the normally light-hitting
White Sox was a Ted Williams
shift they pulled on Boston slug-
ger Carl Yastrzemski during a
10-5 rout of the Red Sox. Yas-
trzemski elected to try and beat
it but grounded to second.
Pat Kelly, brother of Cleveland
Browns halfback Leroy Kelly,
homered and Ron Clark cracked a
big two-run double as Minnesota
came from behind to beat the
New York Yankees 8-5. Rich Beck,
trying to make a comeback after
two years in the Army, was the
In other action, Philadelphia
bombed St. Louis 9-0, Cincinnati
edged Houston 8-7, Washington
downed Atlanta 7-2, Oakland out-
lasted Baltimore 6-5, and Califor-
nia nipped Cleveland 4-3.
The Top Ten
1. Houston (19) 29-0 253
2. UCLA (7) 25-1 241
3. St. Bonaventure 23-0 185
4. North Carolina 25-3 179
5. Kentucky 21-4 147
6. New Mexico 23-3 85
7. Columbia 22-4 82
8. Davidson 23-4 77
9. Louisville 20-6 70
10. Duke 21-5 42
Others receiving votes, list-
ed alphabetically A r m y,
Dayton, Georgia, Kansas,
Kansas State, Marquette,
Marshall, New Mexico State,
Ohio State, Princeton, Santa
Clara, South Carolina, Ten-
Williams had only one basket in
10 attempts in the first half. Mea-
dors and Sorenson collected three
personals in the first half, and
both fouled out in the last minute
of the game..
Iowa hit 28 field goals out of 77
attempts in the game for a .366
percentage while Ohio State hit 31
of 61 for .508. The Hawkeyes had
23 personal fouls called against
them and20 turnovers. The Buck-
eyes had 22 fouls and 14 turnovers
and were outrebounded 54-44.
Howell scored 22 and Dave So-
renson 12 for the Buckeyes, and
Iowa's Chad Calabria pumped in
17 and Glenn Vitnovic 16.
* Ohio State moves to the NCAA
regional at Lexington, Ky., and
will open against East Tennessee
The Big Ten announced yester-
day that its decision concerning
the gymnastics dispute'would be
'osttoned until tomorro
The reason 'for the delay was the
inability to contact the athletic
director from each of the colleges.
The dispute centers around rep-
resentatio from the Big. Ten in
the NCAA championships, being'
held April 4-6, in Tucson, Arizona.
The NCAA has ruled that only
one of the three co-champions,
Michigan, I owa, and Michigan
State, may compete in the'national
BERKELEY, Calif. (A') -- Pete
Newell, who coached three national
basketball champions, resigned
yesterday as athletic director at
the University of California,rof-'
fective in mid-July.
The resignation was announced
while a committee named by Chan-
cellor Roger W. Heyns is in ves-
tigating black athletes' charges
against several members of the
athletic department--but not Ne-
welL The committee report is ex-
pected in about two weeks.
Asked if the Negroes' demands
in any way influenced his decision,
Newell told a news conference,
By PHIL BROWN
The Michigan Rugby Football
Club has begun preparations for
an ambitious spring session on the
heels of one of the most successful
fall campaigns in club history. The
club, loser of only one game to
American competition in the fall,
will compete in three major tour-
naments this spring.
Heading up the list of tourna-
ments is the Big Ten champion-
ship, to be held in Madison. But
the club has also scheduled a more
glamorous appearance-a trip to
the Irish Invitational in South
While the conference tourney
brings together most of the best
teams in the Midwest, the Invita-
tional hosts the finest teams from
each of the country's major geo-
Michigan, elected to represent
the Midwest at South Bend, has
already defeated most of the teams
expected to be conference title
contenders. Only Wisconsin re-
corded a victory over the ruggers
in the fall, when many of the
team's regulars did not make the
Michigan State, Illinois, Indiana,
and Ohio State all fell victim to
the Michigan ruggers last fall,
and other Big Ten clubs are not
strong enough to challenge the
Wolverines. So Michigan and Wis-
consin will go into the conference
meet as co-favorites.
The following weekend the rug-
gers travel to Chicago to compete
in the Mid-American Rugby Union
tournament. Most of the clubs in
that league will take part.
Then comes the Irish Invational.
Honored as the best of the Mid-
west's clubs, Michigan will face
UCLA (West), Virginia (South),
and Army (East) in the meet.
Rugby in this area is generally
regarded as inferior to that on
both coasts, so Michigan must be
considered the dark horse in the
In preparation for the rigorous
schedule, the club has undertaken
a spring training program under
its new officers. Dr. John Robson,
recently elected to the club presi-
dency, has begun special condi-
tioning sessions and will serve as
coach throughout the season.
Originally from northern Eng-
land, Dr. Robson has long been
familiar with "good" rugby, and
the club hopes to benefit directly
from his experience. Dr. Robson
plans to teach techniques used by
the best European clubs, which are
well known for the finesse they
use in the game.
Assisting Dr. Robson this year
will be a complete: slate of new
officers: David Mildner, captain;
Andrew McDonald, vice captain;
Tom Raboine, secretary; George
Nybaken, social chairman; and
David Campbell, publicity director.
The club will kick off the season
with a "Michigan Scrum-In" at
Wines Field this Saturday at 1
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