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September 15, 1967 - Image 8

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>e Jim Seymour, and senior Jon Hef-
er felfinger have been vying for the
r number one backup position.
The Wolverines have five line-
d backers if Kramer is included.
Df Even with the graduation of start-
s ers Frank Nunley and Barrry Deh-
le lin, the left linebacker spot ap-
d pears solid with the return of
d senior Dennis Morgan. Morgan led
the defense in tackles last year
until a knee injury in the Min-
if nesota game shelled him for the
When asked about the soundness
of Morgan's knees, McNease said
confidently, "he's back to 100 per
cent mobility this year and should
have no problems." If he does,
McNease has Kramer waiting in
the wings.
With Nunley gone, the right
linebacker post is up in the air
between junior Bob Wedge and
sophomore Cecil Pryor. Wedge,
who has fully recovered from an
ankle injury suffered two weeks
ago, saw limited action last year
on Michigan's special pass defense.
Big Bill's Back?
In Pryor, McNease has a Texas
product built along the lines of
former Michigan All-American Bill
Yearby. At 6-4 and 230 pounds,
'Big Cec' was expected to break
right into the starting lineup, ac-
cording to McNease.



Unfortunately, he has not come
along as fast as hoped. Still, the
coach tempered his disappoint-
ment by saying that "Pryor has
come around as much as can be
expected by a sophomore. Still, he
needs more work and enthusiasm:"
And it's that enthusiasm that
McNease is looking for at right
linebacker. He is looking for a
take charge type and if Wedge or
Pryor can't make it, Kramer, who
may be bouncing back and forth
between position more times than
a super ball can be bounced off
a quaddy ceiling, will get the call.
Backing up Morgan at the left
spot wil be Mike Hankwitz, a
sophomore, who also will share the
kickoff and field goal duties with
soph fullback Frank Titas.
McNease emphasized the fact
that "both boys are accurate in-
side 30 to 35 yards on fields and
they boom the ball at least to the
Intrepid Again
NEWPORT, R.I. (A') - Intrepid,
a white-hulled sailing beauty, just
about wrapped up the America's
Cup yesterday by routing Aus-
tralia's Dame Pattie for the third
straight day in a one-sided duel
of 12-meter yachts.
Now the 64-foot American de-
fender needs only one more vic-
tory to end the best-of-seven se-
ries between the sleek, expensive
craft in Rhode Island Sound.
Not even a detour towards a
capsized boat that cost her an
estimatedb20secondscould pre-
vent Intrepid from streaking away
from the blue-hulled, 65-foot chal-
lenger. She won by more than
one-half mile.
Jock Sturrock, the skipper of
Dame Pattie, asked for a lay day,
or a day off, and the race com-
mittee said the fourth race will
be tomorrow.E

I 1
five on kickoffs." Still, it is pos-
sible that their kicking abilities
wil go unnoticed if walk on Mike
Sasich is for real.
Sasich, gymnastic coach Newt
Loken's number one performer on
the high bar, walked onto the
practice field two days ago and
boomed punts up to 70 yards and
also kicked a 54 yard field goal.
His show was so impressive that
offensive line coach Tony Mason
nearly did somersaults clear across
Ferry Field. While McNease said
"Sasich has real good pep and
kicking potential," he warned that
the gymnast has to kick from dif-
ferent angles and under pressure
before the coaches know his worth.
Some Three
If Sasich doesn't come through,
the defensive coach feels confident
that sophs Peter Drehmann, Mark
Werner and Garvie Craw can
handle the punting chores. They
all can kick for distance with
Drehmann looking the most con-
sistant in practice so far.
Overall, McNease asserts that
the kicking will be better than last
year even though he said "it will
be hard to replace a guy like Stan
Kemp who led the Big Ten in
punting last year. Still, we should
be much stronger at kickoffs and
field goals."
Last year, Rick Sygar booted the
field goals and extra points. In
fact, one record the sophomores
probably won't be able to top is
Sygar's extra point consistency.
Last year, he didn't miss one at-
tempt, setting a Big Ten record.
Bill Iboard
Cheerleading practice is cur-
rently being held at 4:00 each
afternoon in the small gymna-
sium in the Sports Building.
Final tryouts will be held on
Wednesday, Sept. 20. If interest-
el, contact diving coach Dick
Kimball or gymnastics coach
Newt Loken. Males only, please.
* * *
The varsity wrestlers have
held their first meeting and are
holding practice three times a
week in the IM Building. All
those interested in participating,
please contact coach Cliff Keen
at the Atheletic Building, corner
of State and Hoover.
* * M
The Michigan soccer club will
play its first game of the sea-
son at the University of Toledo
tomorrow at 2 p.m. Present plans
call for the home opener to be
played Sunday, October 15, at 2
p.m. on Wines Field, also
against Toledo.

Behind Closed Doors
Part 1II:
Behind the Bylaws
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second in a series on Michi-
gan's Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics.)
The board has been described in theory, and now it's time t
turn to practice.
A big discrepancy sometimes exists between the way an
organization works in practice and in theory. All good cynics
are familiar with this maxim. Like the Senate's participation in
foreign affairs or the 20-second rule in baseball (they're both still
on the books, you know).
Skeptics, relying on their classical tradition, have had a lot of
fun over the years with the Athletic Board, and I must admit that
I was once among the most adamant of its critics. Since the board
operates in executive session and seldom makes replies to charges
leveled against it, the imaginative sports fan may find allegations
very easy to come by, more often than not going off the deep end
in his criticisms. I must stand guilty as charged with the rest of.
The common view of the average Athletic Board meeting is as
Athletic Director H. O. (Fritz) Crisler, known to the board
as the "Emperor;" strides into the meeting, sits down in his
throne, doffs his royal crown, and calls the meeting to order. The
board members humbly sit down. Crisler begins ticking off the
items of the agenda. Smiling meekly, the board members gaze
dumbly at the throne.
Then, gathering up all his courage, one brave soul raises his
hand. Crisler nods, and the member states, "I move that the entire
agenda be passed by acclamation." Wild cheering breaks out. A band
marches into the room, playing "Hail'to the Victors."
Crisler calls for order, and then asks for a vote. Tradition L
upheld . . . the 468th unanimous passage in a row. The Athletic
Director smiles at his charges, and declares the meeting adjourned,
only eight minutes after it began. Another "motion-a-minute" meeting
is over.
When Crisler keeps the board in session for a longer period
of time, evil has to be lurking in the background. The Athletic
Board is obviously plotting another sinister deed, behind the backs
of the innocent students, faculty, and administration.
And the Pax Crisler rolls undisturbed through its 26th year.
How true is this picture that has been painted so often? I can
only account for the period since August, 1966, when I first attended
a board meeting, but I will try to report as accurately as possible my
observations over that time.
The faculty selection process had provided the board with
a very diverse group. Their academic interests range from law,
medicine, and dentistry to geology, mathematics and mechanical
engineering. Michigan's Faculty Representative in Intercollegiate
Conference is Prof. Marcus L. Plant of the Law School, one of the
nation's most distinguished men in intercollegiate athletics and
current president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. *
Meeting six to seven times annually (sometimes more, sometimes
less), the Athletic Board spends an average length of six hours in
session. The meetings are always well attended.
Crisler mails out the agenda to board members a week in ad-
vance. Although he prepares the agenda himself, each board member
has the opportunity to either place a matter on the slate prior to the
meeting, or bring an issue up while the board is in session.
Chairing the meetings, Crisler introduces each item, gives any
necessry explanations, and opens the subject up to the board for dis-
cussion. Rules of parliamentary procedure are strictly followed, some-
times bringing about a bewildering jam of amendments.
The board makes a meticulous examination of all major
items. Members are free to speak as often and as long as they
desire, some motions being discussed from one to two hours. By
and large, representatives keep themselves fairly well informed
on athletic affairs. I must confess that I was initially amazed at
their avid interest in sports, and athletic administration. On cer-
tain items, Crisler is questioned at great length by the board.
Contrary to popular belief, board decisions are not all unanimous,
either. The members may talk themselves into concensus (that evil
word again) on motions at times, but a split develops not infrequently.
Crisler, as chairman, does not vote. He often expresses an opinion, but
he stresses the fact that it is only his opinion.
I do not mean to say that Crisler fails to play an important part
in the operation of the board. He does, but in the same way that the
strong executive plays a large role i the workings of a legislature.
The board attempts to be objective at all times.


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What could be more enjoyable than making beautiful
music together, my dear?

What about the issue of Board'


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autonomy? The common notion is
that the Board operates with a
hand freer than Adam Smith's.
In fact, as specified in the Re-
gents' Bylaws, the Athletic Board
submits annual reports, includ-
ing its budget, to that body, and,
major plans for new construction
are approved by them. The
Board is not autonomous in
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