WEDNESDAY, QCTQ$ER .25,1967
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Humiliated Minnesotans 'Gopher' Re
By ROB SALTZSTEIN
Ever hear of shredded Wolver-
Rumor has it that General
Mills and Betty .Crocker will be
interested spectators this Satur-
day in Minneapolis when the
Minnesota Gophers attempt to
pummel Michigan into a bag of
Michigan put M i n n e s o t a
through the mill last year, edg-
ing the somewhat tarnished Go-
phers by the dainty margin of
49-0. And the odds are they
haven't forgotten it.
High on the Minnesota locker
room wall this week there is
plastered, for all the players to
see, The Michigan Daily account
of last year's game. Certain lines
of the account are underlined
such as the following: "Hurray
for the Michigan Wolverines.
Behind Closed Doors
They just about killed Minnesota
"The game had all kinds of in -
teresting aspects to it. Like for
instance: Minnesota has these
real keen pants. They're sort of
gold on gold. In stripes yet. The
rage of the conference, really.
Of course, the football team
doesn't play but . .."
After the game, Minnesota's
worst loss in history, Gopher
coach Murray Warmath crossed
the field and said to Michigan
Coach Bump Elliott, "That's one
I owe you."
From the looks of things this
year, the Minnesota coach has an
ample surplus of funds with
which to pay Elliott back. The
team has lost only one game, and
that to a highly-rated Nebraska
squad by a scant seven points.
And if the Minnesota score is
something like 49-0 with four
minutes to go and the Gophers in
the lead, Warmath may well try
to run up the score, and to do it
he has a bushelful of talent.
Like the defense. The opposi-
tion has found it particularly of-
fensive this year, scoring a com-
bined total of 29 points against
it in five games. Last week
against Michigan State the de-
BOB McFA RLAND
The Quiet Death
of a Noble Ideal
Athletics for all is dead.
Long live pro football, pro basketball, pro baseball, pro hockey,
pro soccer, pro..
There, I've said it. Right here in the town where the ideal was
nurtured by Fielding H. Yost. Right here in the town where the first
intramural building was constructed (and may yet to be first to fall
down). No one likes to admit it in Ann Arbor. It's kind of like pro-
claiming the end of motherhood in the Garden of Eden...
I loved athletics for all. You loved athletics for all. He loved
athletics for all. But it didn't make much difference, as far as recus-
citating the patient went, did it?
The amazing thing is that the concept died many years ago.
The obituaries go unread these days though, and its passing went
unnoticed. There were too many research projects going, too
many books to be read, too many exams to be taken, too many
meetings to attend, too many reports to be filed, for either stu-.
dents, adminstrators, or faculty to take the time to mourn its
passing. So the grave went untended, and unnoticed.
A few people tried in vain to save the victim. Michigan's athletic
director, H. 0. (Fritz) Crisler, steeped in the tradition of the Univer-
sity of Chicago and the Ivy League, tried to interest his Big Ten col-
leagues in the establishment of a 150-pound football league on the
intercollegiate level. A four-team circuit was formed, and operated for
a couple of seasons, before the lack of funds caused two of the schools
to drop the program, leaving Michigan holding the ball. Exit 150-
There is still a set of architect's plans for a new intramural
building, drawn up in 1952, that is gathering dust in some dark
closet on campus. A steel shortage resulting from the Korean War
caused delay, and when the steel became available, the angel of
death had appeared in the form of athletic tenders and rising
The patient died in its sleep.
A thin ghost of the former concept haunted the athletic depart-
ment in the form of a broad and varied intercollegiate program,
which strived for excellence at all levels, from football to golf, thanks
largely to the efforts and emphasis of Crisler.
Even the ghost wasted away with time, however. Costs prohibited
any increase in the intercollegiate program, and even made support
for existing programs seem shaky at times.
When the paddleball courts at the Sports Building began to
double as wading pool during rainstorms, and club sports began
to holler for contributions in the last couple of years, people shook
their heads in disbelief. Where had Michigan's champion, athletics
for all, gone?
It's dead, I answer.
And rising costs were only the indirect cause of death,,according
to my autopsy. The direct cause was a belief that football receipts
should pay the way for a program of expansion.
The best evidence that the concept is long gone in Ann Arbor can
be had by quoting an alien piece from the Harvard Press Guide, ex-
plaining how athletics for all survived in the Ivy League:
"In the fall of 1951 ... dependence on gate receipts became
a thing of the past. (Then) President Conant commented that
'the net expense of the program ... is not to be regarded as an
athletic deficit but is as- much a proper charge against the re-
sources of the Faculty as the maintenance of a library or a
Sound familiar? About as familiar as a Hindu mosque in the
middle of Ames, Iowa. So Harvard has 19 intercollegiate sports, awards
over 800 varsity letters each year, and can boast that over 2000 under-
graduates out of 4900 participate in the official intramural program.
If I may quote their press book again, "the goal of the program is
athletics for all." Ah yes.
If there was criminal negligence present in the Wolverine demise
of the ideal, it's too late to point fingers and name names. The statute
of limitations has elapsed. Let it suffice to point out that the athletic
department should be cleared of responsibility for a deed that was
neither their wish or their doing.
.The time has come for a reorientation at Michigan, and the
above paragraph from the Harvard Press Guide could provide the
For you see, athletics for all is alive and well in Cambridge,
Duren (238 pounds) was a UPI
all Big Ten second team selection
last year and Ron Kamzelski
(245), Don Kukowski (220), Ez-
zel Jones (245), John William
(253) and Jerry Hermann (239)
are all tough.
The pride of the Gopher de-
fense, however, is All-America
defensive end candidate Bob
Stein. Stein, who wants to be a
surgeon someday, has cut up
enemy runners so much this year
that MSU ran the other way
from him last week. But it didn't
help much because Del Jesson,
the other defensive end, turned
in a game high tackle perform-
And the offense is no weakling
either. The name of the game
this year in Minnesota has been
"who is at quarterback this
week?" A musical chairs situation
has developed in which no less
than four quarterbacks have
turned in admirable perform-
Sophomore Phil Hagen has
been impressive as has last year's
starting quarterback Larry Carl-
son. Ray Stevens, brother of
former Minnesota All-America
Sandy Stevens, has played some
also, but on the basis of a record-
breaking passing performance
last week against MSU, senior
signal caller Curt Wilson will
probably start against the Wol-
Noted primarily as a good run-
ner, poor passer type quarterback,1
Wilson opened up a devastating
air attack against MSU whichj
accounted for 262 yards and 14
completions in 25 attempts. The
best previous Gopher air effort
had been 257 by John Hankinson
two years ago against Northwest-
Two sophomore runners have
been a pleasant surprise to Coach
Warmath. Jim Carter, at full-
back, has been running hard all
season and is labeled a runner "in
the Jim Detwiler" mold by Coach
Dodd. George Kemp, an 18-year-
old speedster, was particularly
elusive of Spartan tacklers last
week and combined with Carter
LaD ..L.DO r
All students interested in of-
ficiating Intramural basketball
games must attend a rules meet-
ing, Monday, Oct. 30, at* 8 p.m.
in the IM Building. Referees,
who may officiate three games
an evening, Monday through
Thursday, will be paid $2 for
each game. IM basketball com-
mences Nov. 1.
to rush for 119 yards. This does
not include the 45 yards Wilson
added to the total.
And somebody has to be catch-
ing all those passes. Try flanker-
back Hubie Bryant for a starter.
As a junior last year, he was the
Big Ten 60-yard dash champion,
and last week his receptions were
good for 107 yards.
As Michigan freshman coach
Dodd says, "Minnesota doesn't
try to confuse you. They are so
big and strong that they play ex-
cellent power football. It's almost
as if they say 'Well, here the play
is going to come, try to stop it.' "
In view of what Michigan did
to the Golden Gophers last year-
that looms as some kind of chal-
fensive secondary stole the Spar-
tans blind, swiping three MSU
aerials and causing numerous
It is a highly efficient crew led
by three-year regulars Mike Con-
do and Tom Sakal, each of whom
ranked among the top 10 in the
Big Ten in number of pass inter-
ceptions last year. Sakil, by the
way, is majoring in therapeutic
recreation on the side.
"The Minnesota offensive and
defensive lines are the largest in
the nation," said Minnesota
Daily associate sports editor,
Fritz Brown. While not being
quite so precise, Michigan fresh-
man coach Bill Dodd, who scout-
ed the Gophers last week, did say
that "Minnesota is the biggest
and probably best team we face
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Six Spartans Suspended
For Curfew Violations
By The Associated Press The two teams played to a 10-
EAST LANSING - Michigan
State University, which has been
having its troubles on the football
field this year, ran into more prob-
lems yesterday when officials con-
firmed that six players had been
disciplined and would not play
against Notre Dame this weekend.
Head coach Duffy Daugherty
said the six would1 not make the
trip to South Bend, nd., because
they were out after regular cur-
few hours following last Satur-
day'su21-0 loss to Minnesota.
Four of the regulars had been
listed as scheduled to play with
the first team against Notre Dame.
Two were on the second team.
Daugherty confirmed the sus-
pensions but refused to say how
long the players would be barred
from playing, indicating it de-
pended on individual attitudes.
Michigan State already had'
been hard hit by injuries suffer-
ed in the loss to Minnesota. Quar-
terback Jimmy Raye, top end Al
Brenner and first string guard
Tony Conti were listed as doubt-
ful starters because of injuries.
Daugherty refused to name the
players dropped, saying he had
promised team members he would
not release the names.
But the six players have been
identified by the Michigan State
News as Sterling Armstrong, sen-
ior defensive left halfback; Don
Law, sophomore defensive tackle;
Joe Przybycki, senior defensive
tackle and Ken Little, sophomore
defensive tackle; Maurice Haynes,
senior offensive end; and Frank
F o r e m a n, sophomore offensive
The suspension of six regulars
was bound to make Notre Dame
even more of a top-heavy favorite
in the televised game against the
Irish at South Bend Saturday.
all tie last fall but some lustre
was taken from the rematch as
both had been dumped for upset
losses earlier this season.
NEW ORLEANS - The council
of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association decided yesterday to
ask the organization to take steps
for imposition of penalties on in-
dividuals as well as member in-
Michigan's Marcus L. Plant, the
NCAA president and head of the
18-mlan council which is meeting
here, said the present policy was
to penalize colleges "but not the
individual" in the case of infrac-
tions of NCAA rules, such as ex-
cess financial aid and cheating on
Plant, from the Big Ten, admit-
ted that the idea to impose penal-
ties on individuals came partially,
from the excessive financial aid
scandal involving Illinois last year.
The council took action last
night on a report by its infraction
committee and will release its de-
cisions at noon today following
notifications of the presidents of
the universities involved
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