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Sophomore Rudy Tomjanovich
leads a talented contingent of
young forwards that might well
restore 'years-past' basketball
power to the University of Michi-
Last year's outstanding crop of
varsity rookies, hampered by a
la c k o f experience, suffered:
through a disappointing 8-16 rec-
ord. But with a full season behind'
them and the added punch of
Tomjanovich and his mates,
Coach Dave Strack's cagers could
effect one of the basketball
world's most astonishing come-
backs in recent history this sea-
Returning from the '67 Wol-
verine squad will be Dennis Ste-
wart, Dave McClellan, Willie Ed-
wards, and Scott Montross. All
three saw considerable action as
sophomores last season. Along
with these regular forwards, Mich-
igan will be featuring a pair of
rotating guard-forwards t h i s
Both Jim Pitts, at 6-3, and
Bob Sullivan, at '6-4, have the
ball-hawking, ability and strong
rebounding talent to play either
inside or outside, as a particular
situation may merit. Despite his
relatively small size, Pitts has
proven himself a giant on the
boards, and has the strength to
play under the basket with op-
ponents much taller.
Sullivan, an All-American guard
in prep school, may move per-
mantly to that post this season, I

tiring on his charges' superior bksl-

Coach Al Renfrew unveils the 1967-68 edition of the Michi-
gan hockey team when he sends his icers against McMaster
University this weekend at the Coliseum. The inital faceoff oc-
curs at 8 p.m. Friday night with the final game of the series to
be played Saturday night at 8.
The Wolverines sport a tough returning defensive crew, in-E
cluding Captain Bill Lord, Paul Domm, Phil Gross, and goalie
Jim Keough. Bruce Koviak, Doug Galbraith, Ron Ullyot, and
sophomore Dave Perrin lead the offensive contingent.
Tickets for the contests are now on sale at the ticket office
8:30-5:30. They cost Michigan students halfabuck, staff the full
buck. General admission is $1.50 and reserved seats are $2.
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handling and shooting to vastly
upgrade the record posted by the
1967 version of the Michigan
basketball team.
An extra asset for the Wolver-
ines will be the strength they
will enjoy on the bench. Michi-
gan will be able to send out a
second team almost as strong as
the starting five.
The new formula should help
to take advantage of the speed

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Thank You, Thank You
Thank You, Thank You
This is the time of year when it is fashionable to be thankful.
In keeping with this spirit of thankfulism, I would like to take
this opportunity to acknowledge those worthy of gratitude ...
Thank you, Walter Scott, for spiking rumors and learning
us the facts.
Thank you, Chester Gould, for providing us with a new
beatitude: "Blessed is the nation that controls magnetism, for
it shall control the universe."
Thank you, General Shernn, for making the Sherman Thank
what it is today.
Thank you, Jerry Lumpe, for retiring.
Thank you, Isaac Newton, for inventing the fig,
Thank you, Lew Alcindor, for making the perceptive observation
that the no-dunk rule is discriminatory against Negroes who are tall
Thank you, Alfred Nobel, for inventing peace.

and ball-handling ability of
like Stewart, Tomjanovich.
Clellan, and Edwards. And
livan and Pitts will become
dangerous by their rotation
guard to forward positions.

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A strong rebounder, Edwards will
be a prime contender for one of
the three forward positions.
Pennsylvanian Stewart, a regu-
lar throughout most of the 1967
campaign, will be hard to displace
in the starting lineup this year.
A powerful rebounder, he has a
fine outside shot and is a danger-
ous passer.
Dave McClellan thrilled Michi-
gan rooters last year with his
special knack for the. 'extra' ef-
fort play. His timely rebounding
and long jumpers brought crowds
in Yost Field House to their feet
in numerous games. McClellan,
who started some games in '67,
will be back to gain a permanent

per game as a freshman, andi
played as well on defense as on
offense. Repeatedly 'stuffing' bp-s
posing centers and forwards, he
demands respect on the court.
A 6-7 phenom, he is joined by
Ann Arbor product Bill Frau-
mann, at 6-5, and lanky 6-10
Holland, Michigan, native MikeI
Lawson in the Michigan forcourl-
Sophomores Lawson and Frau-I
mann can also be counted on toI
compete for theastarting positions.
Lawson, the team's tallest mem-
ber (6-10), returns heavier and
stronger than in his freshman
season. Fraumann has polished
his rebounding and addedtsome
speed in the past few months.
Losing Height;
Playing without a center, and
using a low post only occasionally,
Michigan will give away valuable
height to teams going with al
zone defense. But Strack is bet-

Despite the rebounding ability
displayed by some of the for-
wards, Michigan will still not by
the type of team that completely
dominates board play. The new
system shouldrhelp the Wolver-
J nes to play 'position' ball, mov-
ing for the inside shots and jam-
ming up the middle for rebounds.
Stewart, McClellan and Tom-
janovich are all very good out-
side shooters, a fact that will force
opponents to cover them man-to-
man. This should give the Wol-
verines a distinct height advan-
tage outside, where they can as-
sault the bucket with long jump
Michigan's forwards will be
especially difficult to cover on
a man-to-man basis, largely be-
cause of their speed.


DAVE McCLELLAN represents one of the returning forwards
who may give the Wolverine cagers a lift this season. A timely
rebounder and deadly jump shooter, McClellan pleased many
last season.

after spening most of last year cage offense without a permanent starting berth this season.
as a forward. But his good height center during the 1968 campaign. Scott 'Biggie' Montross, at 6-7
and strength will send him into Lacking an experienced 'big man', and 230, is Michigan's biggest man
the forecourt frequently this sea- he will count on a running, rota- in the forecourt. Slowed by excess
son, under Strack's new mobile ting attack, with each player weight last season, Montross re-
offense. 1moving between forecourt and turns this year trimmer, faster,
Strack will run the Wolverine backcourt, often isolating a player and stronger. Montross will add
with an opponent much taller or muscle to the Wolverine forward

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The running game'that Strack Heeeeere's Rudy!
hopes to make effective will re- Rudy Tomjanovich, an All-
quire both speed and endurance, American at Hamtramck in his
especially from the bigger players, prep school days, brings flash to
And this year's forwards seem up the Michigan hardcourt not unlike
to the challenge. Track work was that of the legendary Russell
a regular daily practice for the teams. The sophomore basketball
"big men," even before practice wizard astonished fans last sea-
opened in October. son, when he nearly led the fresh-
Willie Edwards, 6-5, hustles man team to an upset of the
through pratcice with the exuber- varsity in the annual season-open-
ance that made him a favorite ing contest.
with Wolverine fans last winter. Tomjanovich averaged 25 points
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Outgoing President Harlan Hatcher has agreed to help lay the
1967 Grid Picks to rest, serving as our final guest selector in this
final year at the University. Entries must be turned in to 420 May-
nard St. by midnight tonight in order to receive the prize of 100
tons of left-over tea, donated by an anonymous white-haired man
who quietly sobbed "I won't be needing it any more."
As he walked away, one could hear him mumbling, "I hope I
don't win. I'm sick of tea,"


Ohio St. at MICHIGAN
PURDUE at Indiana
Wisconsin at MINNESOTA
Northwestern at MICHIGAN ST
Texas Tech at ARKANSAS
CLEMSON at S. Carolina
FLORIDA ST. at Florida

GEORGIA at Georgia Tech
HOUSTON at Tulsa
TENNESSEE at Kentucky
NOTRE DIAME at Miami (Fla.)
Harvard at YALE
Syracuse at UCLA
Tulane at LSU
SMU at Baylor
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23

Thanks For Trying, Alfred

PRES. HARLAN HATCHER, Guest Selector: Michigan, Purdue, Minnesota,
Michigan St., Illinois, Arkansas, Clemson, Florida St., Georgia Tech, Houston,
Tennessee,, Notre Dame; Yale, UCLA, Tulane, Washington, SMU, Oklahoma,
Texas, Hofstra.
BOB McFARLAND, Executive Sports Editor: (122-58, .678), CLARK NORTON,
Sports Editor: (114-66, .633), GRAYLE HOWLETT, Associate Sports Editor: (122-
68, .622), and RICK STERN, Associate Sports Editor: (98-82, .544) wish to
announce they have given up.

Thank you, LBJ, for finally providing the Veterans of Foreigr
Wars with a new pledge class.
Thank you, Rap Brown, for updating an old Revolutionary
War battle cry to read, "Don't fire until you see the whites."
Thank you, Carl Yastrzemski, without whose rise to fame no one
would have known how to spell "Yastrzemski."
Thank you, William Shakespeare, for not becoming a sports-
Thank you, unidentified bookstore salesgirl, for exclaiming, "You
mean you haven't read that yet?" as I was purchasing a Tolkien book
(for a friend).
Thank you, World War I, without which World War II would
have been merely World War I.
And thank you, R. G., wherever you are.

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