100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

March 21, 1968 - Image 9

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1968-03-21

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Thursday, March '21, 1968...

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thur day Ma ch 2 , 1 68 HE M CHI AN AIL

Page Nine
et

apoplexy
doug heller

Matmen

Seek

Honors

11

Indian Giver

"Don't send my son to Michigan,
I'd rather see him dead."
This culturally deprived little line comes from the fight song
of Michigan's greatest traditional rival; no - not MSU, but
dear old Ohio State.
It seems that while the Wolverine footballers of the nineteen
aughts and teens were ravaging the countryside, and winning cham-
pionship after championship, the miserable Buckeyes could not once
defeat them, and in fact, were generally unsuccessful against every-
body else. And in OSU's best seasons, Michigan wasn't even on the
schedule.
Hatred ..
Naturally this built up a bit of animosity in Columbus, and A hen
the Buckeyes finally beat the Wolverines, in 1919, the fans just
about burned the town down. And so OSU has been a great football
school ever since, and ever since considered Michigan their biggest
0 rival.
Meanwhile, Michigan couldn't decide who its big rival would be.
They flirted with Minnesota and Illinois (especially when the coaches
of the two schools were brothers) before settling on Michigan State
after it finally became a university in the late '50's.
But the Ohio State Buckeyes have never forgotten.
Never..
And so it was a bit of a shock when OSU's basketball coach,
Fred Taylor, offered Wolverine mentor Dave Strack, a varsity 'O',
if Michigan could beat Iowa in their Iowa City pit. It was a week
ago last Saturday, and it would mean the Buckeyes could tie Iowa
for the conference title and force a playoff to determine the NCAA
representative.
But was it a big enough reason to end 68 years of hatred?
Taylor apparently knew well enough that Dave Strack's cagers
play on emotion, not precision. At any rate, somebody lit a fire
under the Wolverines that night and Ohio State got its big chance.
The Buckeyes took advantage of the situation. They beat Iowa
in the playoff by four, and "slaughtered" East Tennessee by seven.
Their glory was complete. But they had to play number five Kentucky
the next night.
Ohio State isn't a bad team. Basketball Weekly has ranked
them 34th in the country. They were the only team in the Big
Ten to get any votes at all for the Nation's top ten.
But Adolph Rupp's fast and deep cagers were at their hottest
of the season, and in addition they had the almost insurmountable
advantage of playing the regionals on their home court in Lexington.
Ohio State won by one point. It was perhaps the biggest upset
of 1967-68.
Taylor's men have far exceeded their expectations. And it's all
because of Michigan's gift.
Forgotten?
However, tomorrow night they play North Carolina, ranked
number four, in Los Angeles. But that's not the half of it. Win
or lose, they must play either UCLA or Houston, the twin giants
of the nation's basketball scene.
And since Sports Network, Incorporated, will carry both the
consolations and finals, Saturday night will find them with the
"right" to be uncompromisingly, irrevocably sent into oblivion on
national television, whichever game they play in.
And all because Michigan beat Iowa.
Some present.
til

By BOB LEES
Associate Sports Editor
"If we perform up to our
capability, we'll be right in the
thick of things. But if we act like
we did three weeks ago, we'll be
lucky to finish among the top
ten teams."
With those words of foreboding,
Rick Bay, assistant coach of
Michigan's defending NCAA run-
ner-up wrestling squad, made
ready Tuesday to help lead the
Wolverine charges to State Col-
lege, Pa.
That small town, the home of
Penn State, will be hosting this
year's version of wrestling's gala
season finale for the next three
days. And, at the beginning of the
season, the entire grappling world
predicted that it would be the
two Great Lakes' powerhouses - I*
Michigan and Michigan State -
would would come r'aring in to f I
tear the town apart. .
Times Change
But things have happened in
the 12-month interim since the THIS SCENE will be re-enacted
Spartans and wthe Wolverines the NCAA Championship Wrestl
finished one-two at Kent State teNA hminhpWet
last year. Pa. Michigan hopes for betterI
In January, Oklahoma came Tourney, where they barely ga
north to test the superiority of piece of second place.
the double-M squads. The result:
an eked-out win over State and points, and hitherto, unbeaten
a near-massacre of the Wolver- Dave Porter all set to ice a Maize-
ines. , and-Blue victory. After 3:11, Por-
In February, the Michigan- ter was rudely dumped by the
Michigan State clash went into
the final heavyweight match with Spartans' Jeff Smith, and State
the Wolverines ahead by two had won. And the WrestlingI
COLLEGE BASEBALL:
Preseason Poll Listed

-had its tournament just two
weeks ago. And Oklahoma, never
one to miss an opportunity, met
Lock Haven in a dual meet on
the way to Penn State.
But at the nationals, as in dual
meets, it's the individuals who
count-and a look at the All-
America form-sheet shows Indi-
viduals representing ten different
schools listed number one in their
respective weights. Five of these,
are national champs from last
year.
Seven of Eleven
Michigan, meanwhile, is enter-
ing only seven of a possible 11
weight divisions this year. Of the
lower weights, no one is slatedl
for the special 115-pound tourna-
ment class, but regulars Steve
Rubin, Lou Hudson, and Geoff
Henson will go in their respective
123-, 130-, and 137-pound divi-
sions. Hudson, named as a third-
team All-American, is expected to
finish high in the ranks as a re-
sult of his upset win over defend-
ing champ Dave McGuire earlier
this year.
At the Middle
Only Fred Stehman, meanwhile,
is representing the Blue in the
middle weights.
The senior from Lansing, also a
third - team All - America, was
slated to go at 152-pounds, withI
Wayne Hansen at 160. But a
broken finger has ended Hansen's
season prematurely, and Stehman,
moves up to fill that weight --
where he came in fourth last year.1
Pete Cornell, who was named
honorable mention All-America
along with Hansen this year,
drops down from his season-long
177 position to defend or better
his third place finish last year at
167. Bill Waterman fills the open-
ing at 177, while Porter attempts
to 'atone' for his third-place fin-
ish at heavyweight in 1967. The
191 class is vacant.
Teamwise, "Oklahoma State is
the one to beat," declared Bay.

_NCAA
"They tied Oklahoma for first in
the Big Eight tourney, and are
ranked number one by the Wres-
tling News. But Oklahoma, Iowa
State, and Michigan State will be
right up there."
If the top teams should falter,
the Naval Academy is standing by
on full alert, having gone unde-
feated this year and copping the
ECAC crown' to boot.

Me

One Loss
Homestanding Pe n n State,<
whose only loss this year was to
thy Middies are also ready to fill
any potential void.
Other possible high finishers
include Portland State, UCLA, '7
and Arizona State, and the Wol-
verines, who still cling to a num-
ber eight ranking nationally. "It
all depends on the guys," con-
cluded Bay; "we have the horses." FRED STEHMAN

TUCSON, Ariz. () - Arizonai
State, defending NCAA champion,1
is ranked No. 1 in the first college
baseball poll of the 1968 season.:
The' poll, conducted by thej
newspaper Collegiate Baseball,
saw coach Bobby Winkles' club,
edge Stanford for the top rung.
ASU won eight of its first nine
games and produced several
sharp - looking pitching jobs.
Stanford was 10-1 at the same
time.
Ohio Sta'te of the Big Ten was
ranked third, followed by Florida
State and Houston. '
Several of these teams were
just beginning their seasons
when the first 1968 poll was con-
ducted.
Apparently sentiment of most

coaches, sports writers and sports
publicity men who voted went
with the defending champions,
preferring to stick with the titl-
ists until they stub their toes.
The leaders in the first poll of
the season voting on 10, 9, 8, 7,
etc., basis with rank, team and
total points:
* * *

many times this weekend during
ing Tournament at College Park,
luck there than at the Big Ten
rnered enough points to grab a
News, which had figured in Por-
ter's chances in its preseason
ranking of the Wolverines as
number one in the nation, now
picks Smith and Porter as second
and third behind Oregon State's
Jess Lewis.
In March, the Big Ten cham-
pionships were held, with the
Spartans and Wolverines expect-
ed to battle it out for the top
spot. State finished number one,
all right, but Michigan found it-
self in a three-way tie for second.
It's been that kind of a season.
And the outlook seems even
less bright, since the Wolverines
have not wrestled for three weeks
As Bay explained, "We tried to
reach a peak for the Big Tens, and
now, we've had to really fight to
stay 'up.' Practices just drag on
without any formal competition."
No Problems
Other schools, however, have
less of a problem. The Big Eight,
currently featuring the nation's
op three teamsOklahoma, Okta
top, three teams - Oklahoma,
Oklahoma State, and Iowa State
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
BILL DINNER

why cart al thos
clothes home?
0 Call Greene's Cleaners todo
We'll deliver a storage box
Fill it with your winter garm
We'll pick it up-clean your
Store them in our air condit
Next fall-give us a call.W
fresh and clean-beautifully
0 It's so convenient-and chea
than shipping. Still only $4.
regular cleaning charges. C
reserve your box today.
Greenes Cleanei
NO 2-3231
.

$e
ay!
vents-
garments-
ioned vault.
e'll deliver-
pressed.
per
95 plus
all and

rs

iI

1. Arizona State
2. Stanford
3. Ohio State
4. Florida State
5. Houston State
6. Florida
7. Arizona
8. Santa Clara
9. Auburn
10. St. John's

283
276
271
269
265
263
258
250
248
192

i

u
A
C's

USKET

announces open

petitioning

for '68-'69 Central Committee
Director Assistant Chairman
Musical Director

Crisp and Tender
OLD TIME

Treasurer
Publicity'
Secretary
Coordinating Artist
Tickets & Ushers
Promotions

Technical Director
Set Designer
Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Costumes
Make-up

FISH
FRENCH FRIES
COLE SLAW
BREAD and BUTTER

FRY"
ALL YOU CAN EAT!
X1.25

Com

imunications Props
Program Design
Petitions available at MUSKET office, 2nd floor Union
All petitions due by 5 P.M., Saturday, March 23

-EVERY FRIDAY--
Aunt Jemima's Kitchen
Junction U.S. 23 and U.S. 12
UNION-LEAGUE
FUN & FROLIC
SEX & SIN
petition forI
HOMECOMING '68
CENTRAL COMMITTEE
booklet parade
entertainment publicity
floats and displays special events
graphics secretary

Interviews for directors and assistant chairman March 24-26
Interviews for all other positions March 27-March 29-

smmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmminmmummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmminmmmmmmmmmmminmmmmmmmmmmmmmm1
B'NAI B'RITH HILLEL FOUNDATION
1429 HILL STREET
PASSOVER SEDARIM & MEALS
APRIL 12-20, 1968
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Hillel Non-Members "
i Members and Guests
Special Package Rate for all 16 Meals..... ..$33.00 $37.50
Each Seder (Complete Ceremonial & Dinner) .. $ 4.25 $ 4.75 I
Each Lunch .............................. $ 1,50 $ 1.95
I Each Dinner ..............................$ 2.50 $ 2.95
Enclosed is my check_-, money order (check appro-
* priate space) drawn to "B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation Trust
* I
Account" for $ to cover the following: (BE SURE
TO SPECIFY.)
]Serr ALL 16 MEALS
ISeder, Friday, April 12 Q Dinner, Tuesday, April 16
' Q Lunch, Saturday, April 13 Q Lunch, Wednesday, April 17 I
Q Seder, Saturday, April 13. Q Dinner, Wednesday, April 17
Q Lunch, Sunday, April 14 Q Lunch, Thursday, April 18
F] Dinner, Sunday, April 14 Q Dinner, Thursday, April 18
Q Lunch, Monday, April 15 ] Lunch, Friday, April 19
FQ Dinner, Monday, April 15 F Dinner, Friday, April 19
Q Lunch, Tuesday, April 16 Q Lunch, Saturday, April 20
"-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NAME (Please Print) _
CAMPUS ADRrESS PH{ NF

N,

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan