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:turday, January Z4, 1910 THE MICHIGAN DAILY


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Bill Cusumano


California dreaming
in Michigan freeze
It's been three weeks now and I've managed to sublimate
the nightmare known as the Rose Bowl. But I still think a lot
about California, mainly because it's so damn cold around this
substitute for Antartica.
The very first thing that I discovered when I arrived
in Los Angeles was that Michigan alumni are really ubiqui-
tous. I jumped into a cab at the West Imperial Terminal
so I could go to the main airport and catch a bus to
' Pasadena. Within 30 seconds the driver ascertained that I
was from Michigan.
He immediately went into ecstasies and told me that he too
was a Michigan graduate. Being filled with the glory of Mich-
igan I tended to disbelieve him. After all, what would a bright
Michigan man be doing driving a cab?
But once again I was wrong. When he let me off he made
me wait a second while he pulled out all of his identification.
After he had flashed his alumni card and lifetime membership
in the Union, I was convinced. It also made me wonder if
Michigan actually produced some losers.
The very first thing that strikes you when you get to the
Huntington-Sheraton Hotel in Pasadena is the disparity of
ages between residents. On one hand there was the Wolverine
football team, a group of healthy young men. On the other side
were the mothers and fathers of the Cro-Magnon man.
The hotel was a veritable haven for every person in
Southern California above the age of 87. Don Canham
summed'up the situation when he said, "I don't know how
many people they had at the first Rose Bowl game, but I
can tell you one thing: they're all staying at the Hunting-
The California air seemed to turn everyone into a bunch
of jokers and Bo Schembechler and Jim Mandich took the prizes
for best and worst wisecracks, respectively. After an introduction
in which the name Woody Hayes appeared several times Bo
rose and queried, "Just who is this Woody Hayes, anyway?"
Mandich then showed he wasn't in his coach's class when he
tried the tritest joke of them all. "I'm a tight end and my job
is to catch passes, but I've had time to: make a few while I've
been out here."
Pasadena seemed tamer than Los Angeles but it was
only waiting to show its true colors. On December 31st you
found out that the Pasadenans were as insane as the next
guy and maybe worse. I came wandering out of my hotel
on the morning of the 31st and was met by a mass of
people. All of these supreme idiots had started to camp out
on Colorado Boulevard so they could have a good seat for
the parade.
On New Year's Eve I found out that not only are Michigan
alumni everyhere but that former Michigan residents in gen-
eral are always to be found. Thomas .R. Copi and I were in the
process of closing Carson's Bar on Colorado Boulevard when
the owner's wife informed us that-she was from Grand Rapids.
Of course, she was all for the Wolverines and betting on them.
Her husband mumbled some obscenities and gave the distinct
impression that he disagreed with her.
California sun is supposed to rehabilitate people but it
seemed to have the opposite effect on our dear editor, Joel
Block. Joel managed to spend three consecutive days in bed
and made an earthshattering discovery about California-soap
operas look the same there as they do in Chicago.
Most of Joel's interesting experiences seem to have come
while he was flat on his back anyway. On the morning of the
game I found out that Joel had spent the evening sleeping in
his closet. As for his reason for being there, I imagine that
Joel would rather plead the Fifth.
On the serious side, the California press was extremely
impressed with Bo. He was a refreshing change from that
fat guy in Columbus and they loved the way he cooperated
with them. Don Anderson, Southern Cal's Sports Informa-
tion Director, told me, "We're really pleased with Schem-
bechler. He's just been wonderful. In fact, the whole Mich-
igan party is just the best." It was an endorsement well
It wasn't hard for the Michigan people to be nice because
the Rose Bowl Committee was just a class operation. Here was
a group of people, all volunteers, who would do absolutely
anything you asked. For five days I was a king, being chauf-
ferred, given free booze and food and just feeling important
in general. It was a poor student's dream. There were bankers
and lawyers who wouldn't look at you during the year, but for
a short time I could give them orders and they actually enjoyed
carrying them out,
The biggest joke of all, though, was the weather and the
residents' reaction to it. Temperatures were usually in the
60's and every person I met complained about the cold. One
guy was even wearing fur-lined gloves and a winter coat.
What made things even more ludicrous was that the people
who were complaining were all midwesterners who had gone to
Reagan's playland to escape the cold. Now they've had too

much of a good thing. I guess it all just proves that everything
is relative and that it's really not as cold as you think.
With that thought to buoy me I guess I can stop thinking
all these fantasies about sunny California which have warped
my poor, frozen brain enough to cause me to produce this
bunch of inanities. But they are appropriate in at least one
sense, since the whole week surrounding the Rose Bowl, and
the game itself were nothing but a huge insanity.
By tomorrow, hopefully I will have regained my senses
enough to tell you about Ralph Simpson. But then again, maybe
I won't. Different coaches have told me that he has driven a
few people to the nut house .all by himself. Fortunately for me,
all the people were coaches and not sportswriters.

Michigan's swim team eked out
a one point victory over Southern
Methodist last night at Matt Mann
Pool to end the Mustangs' dual
meet win skein at 77.--The 57-56
Wolverine conquest, highlighted
with strategic moves by both
coaches, was achieved despite the
fact that SMU swimmers "shaved
down" for the meet and broke
three pool records.
While Michigan S w i m m i n g
Coach Gus Stager was unable to
attribute the victory to any one
event or performer, he admitted
"Obviously it was the diving that
won it for us." Southern Methodist
Coach Red "The Fox" Barr agreed,
commenting "Your divers dove
well up here and you won the
meet, just as our divers did well
when we won in Dallas last year.
But I can't complain since we
broke three pool records."
Wolverine juniors Dick Rydze,
and Al Gagnet displayed their
mastery of the one-meter board
as they captured first and second
respectively with only 35/lOOths
of a point separating them.
Michigan's Diving Coach Dick
Kimball called Gagnet's perform-
ance "the best he's ever divied on
one meter. But it was on the three
meter board that Rydze and Gag- ,
net came through when they had
to." National AAU tower diving
champ Rydze wowed all onlookers
with a 305 point total in the high
board, besting the runner-up SMU
diver Cal Loock by some 35 points.
But it was Gagnet's third place
that insured the Michigan victory
with the 57th team point.
IAccording to Michigan Coach
Gus Stager the meet was nip-and-
tuck all the way, "There was no
time during the meet that I
thought we had it won. But after
the 1000 (second event) I was
encouraged, since SMU threw the
event .and Kinkead wasn't pres-
sured to swim a hard race. Since
he was able to come right back
and win the Individual medley, it
may have been the break that
cost SMU the meet."
After SMU broke Indiana's rec-
ord in the medley relay with a
3:31.07, Wolverines Rich Dorney,
and Gary Kinkead took an easy
first and second in the 1000 yard

event. But Mustang captain Fred
Schlicher came right back with a
surprise win the 200 yard freestyle,
while Michigan settled for a sec-
ond and third from Tim Norlen
and Juan Bello respectively. SMU
then swept first and and second
in the 50 freestyle to forge ahead
Kinkead then t o u c h e d outl
Southern Methodist's Jerry Hei-
deneich in the 200 IM to gain re-
venge for his defeat at the hands
of the SMU super-soph last year
in Dallas. The victory by Michi-
gan's captain, however, was by a
mere one hundreth of a second,
and the final decision was uncer-
tain until it was affirmed when
the judges checked the electric
After Michigan swept the one-
meter diving, freshman Don Peter-
son captured the 200 yard butter-
fly with a 1:56.38, nosing out
SMU's Charlie Minder. Coach
Stager commented, "As tough as
Minder is, I thought that Peter-
son could handle him."
Southern Methodist swept its
second event of the night in the
100 yard freestyle, as freshman

Paul Tietze set a new pool record
of :46.79. Michigan's Juan Bello
could only salvage a third in the
race, as Stager confessed, "Bello
isn't ready to swim yet this year."
Freshman Ronnie Mills set an-
other pool record for SMU as he
captured the 200 yard backstroke
in 1:57.21, with Wolverines Gary
Kinkead and Greg Goshorn in sec-
ond and third.
Stager made his only line-up
stitch in the meet when he pulled
Kinkead out of the 500 free and
into the 200 back, setting up a
battle between Michigan freshman
Tim Norlen and SMU's Jerry Hei-
denreich. Norlen came out on top
with 4:53.33 to 4:53.39 as Stager
called his freshman's close victory
a 'real good roace." The Michigan
Coach confessed, however, "I was
worried that about Norlen, after
he came in second in the 200, but
it looks like the 500 is his race."
Michigan got its only first and
second place sweep of the night as
Bill Mahoney and Dave Clark
teamed up in the 200 yard breast-
stroke. Stager was proud of the
sweep, commenting "I had a feel-
ing Clark could do it, but you
couldn't expect that he would beat
Larry Driver for second, since he
was Michigan's state champion
last year. Actually, Mahoney set
up Clark's second, as he went out
real slow."
With the unexpected points
earned in the breaststroke, all
Michigan needed was a first and
tthird in the three meter diving,
which Rydze and Gagnet's took
care of.

-Daily-Rod Robe
STEVE GRIFFITH (SMU) (farthest from camera), Ronnie Mills (SMU), Gary Kinkead (M), a
Greg Goshorn (M), break from the starting blocks at the start of the 200-yard backstroke
last nights swim meet versus Southern Methodist University. Mills eventually won the race a
set a new pool record of 1:57.21 with Kinkead a close second and Goshorn third. Mill's record, o
of two set by the SMU team did not save them from going down to defeat 57-56.

SMU sunk by one

400 YARD MEDLEY -- 1. SMU (Mills,
Driver, Minder, Heidenreich); 2. MICH-
IGAN. Time - 3:31.07.
1000 YARD FREESTYLE - 1. Dorn-
ey (M); 2. Kinkead (M); 3. Hel-
man {SMU). Time - 10:31.05.
200 YARD FREESTYLE -1. Schlich-
er (SMU); 2. Norlin (M); 3. Bella (M).
Time --1:45.38.
50 YARD FREESTYLE - 1. Tietze
(SMU); 2. Arthur (SMU); 3. G. Zann
(M). Time -= :21.80.
1. Kinkead (M); 2. Heidenreich (SMU);
3. Mills (SMU). Time - 1.59.34.
ONE METER DIVING - 1. Rydze (1W);
2. Gagnet (M); 3. Pyle (SMU). Points -
200 YARD BUTTERFLY -- 1. Peterson

(M); 2. Minder (SMU); 3. MacDonald
(M). Time - 1:56.38.
100 YARD FREESTYLE - i. Tietze
(sMU); 2. Schlicher (SMU); 3. Bello
(M). Time -:46.79.
200 YARD BACKSTROKE - 1. Mills
fSMU}; 2. Kinkead (M); 3. Goshorn
(MW). Time - 1:57.21.
500 YARD FREESTYLE - 1. Norlin
(M); 2. Heidenreich (SMU); 3. Casey
(M). Time - 4:53.22.
honey (M); 2. Clark (M); 3. Driver
{SMU}. Time - 2:15,13.
(M); 2. Loock (SMU); 3. Gagnet (M}).
Points - 305.30.
SMU (Tietze, Arthur, Boster, Schlicher);
2. MICHIGAN. Time -- 3:10.25.

Pistons down Celts in overtime

Wolverine cagers stalk MSU,

Simpson, Tom janovi

"(Ralph) Simpson is something
special when he has a basketball
in his hands or when he is near
one and wants to get it."
"Ralph Simpson can dunk two
basketballs on a single leap."
"Ralph Simpson is the top sop-
homore in college basketball."
Ralph Simpson will be public
enemy number one for C o a c h
Johnny .Orr a nd his Michigan
Basketball team when they take
on Michigan State tonight at Jen-
ison Field House in East Lansing.
Game time is 8 p.m.
Simpson, a 6-4 sophomore-guard
out of 'Detroit's Pershing H i g h
School, has led the Spartans in
scoring in every game this season.
He leads the team in rebounding,
and has been in the top ten na-
tionally in scoring - his 35-point
performance against Notre Dame
moved him into the eighth spot a
scant three points ahead of Mich-
igan's Rudy Tomianovich.
Orr has indicated that Michi-
NBA Standings
Eastern Division
W L Pct. GB
New York 39 11 .780 -
Milwaukee 34 16 .684 5
Baltimore 31 20 .600 8%
Philadelphia 27 33 .540 12
Cincinnati 23 28 .451 16'A
Boston 20 29 .408 18'/
Detroit 19 32 .373 20'.
Western Division
Atlanta 30 21 .588
Los Angeles 23 24 .489 5
Chicago 24 27 .471 6
Phoenix 22 29 .431 $
San Franicisco 21 28 .429 8
San Diego 18 29 .383 10
Seattle 18 32 .360 11'/
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 109, Boston 105, o.t.
Philadelphia 133, Baltimore 118
Seattle at Los Angeles, inc.
New York;120, Chicago 117
San Francisco at Phoenix, inc.
Today's Games
Philadelphia at Baltimore
IChicago at Detroit
Cincinnati at Milwaukee1
San Diego at New York
Phoenix vs. San Francisco at Oakland
Los Angeles at Seattle

gan has nothing special up its
sleeve to stop the Michigan State
superstar and will probably as-
sign Rod Ford to cover Simpson if
h'e works inside and Dan Fife to
guard him if he works outside.
Any attempts to stop him are
likely to fail. Simpson has fallen
below his 30-point scoring average
only when he has gotten into foul
trouble, and Spartan Coach Gus
Ganakas dismissed this as a fac-
tor, stating, "He's learned as the
season has progressed, a n d he
knows how important it is to stay
in the game. As a matter of fact,
we're trying to get him to play
with more aggressiveness on de-
Most of State's opponents have
conceded Simpson his points and
won their contests against t h e
Spartans by controlling the boards
and winning the other match-ups.
Michigan State is not an impos-
ing team - only Simpson and 6-
6%f center Jim Gibbons are av-
eraging in double figures and the
team does not possess much
Up utntil recently, .giving Simp-
son his points had worked. Michi-
gan State lost six of its first nine
contests, but State has won three
of its last four games with im-
provement by Ron Gutkowski, a
6-51/a forward and guards Rudy
Benjamin and Lloyd Ward paving
the way.
Michigan is unlikely to be able
to win the game off the boards
because it too is not big. B o t h
coaches felt that the relative size
of the teams would not be decis-
ive, but Ganakas said, "We may
have the better rebounding team."
Ganakas pinned his hopes for a
victory on . . . keeping our mis-

Sto clash
takes to a minimum, and having
the emotion of the game keep us
up." The Spartan mentor also ad-
ded the tried and true line of "The
records are irrelevant when Mich-
igan meets Michigan State."
Orr was optimistic before the
contest stating, "We're going to
have to play well to beat them,
and I think we're prime for a su-
preme effort, a great game."
No major changes have been
planned by Orr for -the contest,
which is expected to be high-scor-
ing, since both teams play run-
and-shoot basketball and are not
noted for their defense. Orr did
say, "We may start (Mark) Henry
instead of (Rick) Bloodworth."
Prior to the varsity clash, Mich-
igan's talented, once-beaten fresh-
man team will collide with Michi-
gan State's unbeaten frosh quin-
tet in a game scheduled to begin
at 6 p.m.
Big Ten

By The Associated Press
BOSTON -The Detroit Pistons
blew a 13-point lead in regulation
time but roared back behind Jim-
my Walker and Dave Bing in an
overtime period last night for a
109-105 National Basketball As-
sociation victory over the Boston
The .Celtics, trailing 77-64 with
50 seconds left in the third period,
outscored the Pistons 32-14 over
the next 10 minutes to go ahead
96-91 near the end. Don Nelson
led the Boston surge with 14
points in that stretch, and Don
Chaney contributed eight.
Detroit immediately retaliated
with a string of eight straight
points as Bing and Erwin Mueller
hit field goals while Howie, Ko-
mives and Terry Dischinger tossed
in two free throws apiece to put
the Pistons back on top 99-96.
Emmette Bryant's free throw
with a minute left closed the gap
to two points, and Henry Finkel
stole a Detroit pas$ and then tip-
ped in a missed shot with five
seconds left to force the overtime
Knicks romp
CHICAGO-Bill Bradley scored
a pro career high of 35 points last
night to lead the New York Knicks
to a 120-117 victory over Chicago
in an NBA contest.
The triumph was the fifth in a'
row for New York over Chicago
this season and gave the Knicks
a five-game lead over second place

Milwaukee in the NBA's Eastern,
The score was tied 21 times
and the lead exchanged hands 32
times in a game which was not
decided until the final three min,
utes of play.
* **
Bullets blasted
delphia 76ers got 54- pints from
its starting forwards, Billy Cun-
ningham and Jim Washington, as
they scored an easy 133-1i18 victory
over the Baltimore Bullets in a
National Basketball Association
game last night.
Cunningham scored 29 points
on 11 from the field and seven
free throws, while Washington hit
S11 fieldgoals and three from the
foul line..
In winning their third straight
victory and the fourth in the last
five games, the fourth-place 76ers
sliced the margin between them

and the third-place Bullets in the
East to 31/% games.
Philadelphia took the lead for
good on a pair of free throws by
Hal Greer that made it 81-79 with
3:41 remaining in the third per-
iod. Philadelphia ran off seven
straight points and led at the end
of three quarters 96-86.
Led' by freshman Mike An-
tonovich's three goal hat- trick,
the Minnesota Gophers dumped
the Michigan Wolverines yes-
terday in a sporadically played
hockey game, 8-6. Leading the
Michigan attack was captain
Dave Perrin who slapped in two
goals to run his season total
to 12 goals. The Wolverines will
try to square the weekend set
against the Gophers this after-

This W eekend in Sports
HOCKEY-at Minnesota
WRESTLING-PURDUE at Events Bldg., 3 p.m.
SWIMMING-PURDUE at Matt Mann Pool, 2:30 p.m. and
PRINCETON at Matt Mann Pool, 7:30 p.m.
GYMNASTICS-at Michigan State
FRESHMEN BASKETBALL-at Michigan State, 6 p.m.



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