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28, 1970


Page Seven


'" Bill Cusumano_ _
I'd rather be
in Philadel hia
Yesterday I discovered that I have become an old man.
I knew that I had been heading in that direction ever since
I. turned 21, but I didn't know that it would happen so
The painful fact was made evident to me, though, when
Willem H. "Butch" Van Breda Kolff got me out on the basket-
ball court. The Pistons' coach believes in keeping fit and still
plays a lot. Somehow, I got roped into working out with him.
By the time we had finished playing some two on two at the
Dowyntown. Y in Detroit I was totally exhausted. Butch was
ready for more. Now I believe all those stories about how dis-
sipated sportswriters become.
Actually, it was another dissipated writer, Bill Halls, who
got me Into my scfrry plight. Halls, ace basketball reporter for
the Detroit News, is a former athlete himself and still jokes
around at times. He gets serious, though, when it comes to play-
ing with Butch and is always looking for a partner who can
help him-beat Van Breda Kolff. Unfortunately, I was chosen for
the task.
The story of my downfall actually stretches over a
couple of months. The whole thing started on Nov. 14, 1969,
at the Lark Inn in Iowa City. Halls and I were both in
attendance at Iowa's press dinner before the Michigan
game. I was in a lot better shape than Halls, though, and
so thought he was joking when he asked me if I wanted to
play against Van Breda Kolff and some other guy. I said sure
and told him to give me some time to get into shape. Then
I feirgot about it. '
At 1 a.m. Tuesday morning I discovered that Halls had
'not forgot. He called my house and told me to be in Detroit at
2 that afternoon. I was stuck. So it was that I walked into the
Pistons' office in the Sheraton-Cadillac with fear in my heart.
I figured that there was no way that this pro wouldn't stuff
my carcass into the corner of the gym.
What made matters even worse is that Butch is an impos-
ing character anywhere much less on the court. To say the
least he comes on strong. He's about 6-4 and weighs around
200 but the most impressive thing is his voice. Van Breda Koff
is extremely gruff and makes you feel like Jack talking to the
* giant.
By the time I got to the court Butch had me totally in-
timidated. I kept reminding myself- thatr he was 47 years old
and that he couldn't be in good shape. But Halls. kept ruining
, things by informing me that Butch was still real tough.
I was ready for total decimation but fate intervened and
gave me my only bright moment all day. The guy that Butch
usually plays with wasn't there so we couldn't have' the
match Halls had originally planned. I felt relief spreading
over my body. I shouldn't have, because Halls immediately
got us into more troubled waters. We somehow ended up
playing in a scrimmage against Detroit Tech's varsity. Butch
wisely sat back and watched us catch our lunch from all of
those strong kids.
When the scrimmage was done I knew that I needed about
ten weeks in a rest home. I wasn't about to get it, though, be-
cause Butch was now ready to play. I then proved why I am
a cagey sportswriter; I got on Butch's side and let Halls team
up with the Detroit Tech coach. Needless to say, we murdered
* them. No official statistics were kept but I can safely inform
you that I led all scorers (and also gave up the most points).
That should have satisfied me and made the day but one
thought kept nagging and Halls finally voiced it. It seems that
we still have to play that game with Butch and his buddy. And
after being on the same team with Van Breda Kolff I know that
it's going to be one hard job beating him, especially in the con-
' ''dition I'm in.
Right now my legs are gone, I still can't breathe with-
out gasping and my stomach continues to turn over. The
only part of me that is still functioning with any degree of
efficiency is my fingers. Therefore I can still type and pro-
duce these beautiful epics. Doesn't that make you glad?
If It doesn't just get me back out on the court with Van
Breda Kolff. One more session like today and I'll die.
Why did I ever let myself get involved in this affair anyway?
". W ,.

Bradshaw to
NEW YORK (P) --- Terry Brad-
shaw, a blond 6-foot-3 inch Little j v
All-American quarterback from U3IL
Louisiana Tech, was the No, 1 pick 9
in the pro football draft yesterday
while Steve Owens, the Reisman
Trophy winner from Oklahoma
Swas 19th on the list.
Three of the first round draftees NIGHT EDITOR:
were from Oklahoma-Steve Za-pAT ATKINS
bel, No. 6, a tight end selected by <AT<;<<N
Philadelphia, Jim Files, No 13, a
linebacker taken by the New York down their bid for use of its sta-
Giants, and Owens, the running dium, selected Phil Olsen 6-5, 255;
back who led the major colleges an All-American defensive end






Pros draft .' trio;
Mandich to Dolphins

in rushing and scoring and gained'
3,867 yards and scored 56 touch-
downs during his career. Detroit
took Owens, 6-2, 215, as an inside
Mike McCoy, the 6-5, 275 pound3
defensive tackle from Notre Dame
who wears size 19%'/ shirts and 52
long suits, was the second man
drafted. Green Bay got McCoy as
a result of their trade of running
back Elijah Pitts, linebacker Le-
roy Caffey and center Bob Hy-a
land to Chicago for the Bears'F
first-round pick.
McCoy, everybody's All-Ameri-
can, carried a "can't miss" label,
and figures to fit into the Pack-
ers' rebuilding program. Cleve-
land's surprising deal with Miami
Monday night in which the
Browns sent Paul Warfield, their
ace wide receiver, to the Dolphins
for a first-round 'draft pick, re-
sulted in the Browns' selection of
Mike Phipps, Purdue's All-Ameri-
can quarterback who threw 23
touchdown passes last season.
The Boston Patriots, who don't
know where they will play in 1970
now that Harvard has turned

from Utah State and brother of
Merlin Olsen of the Los Angeles
Three running backs were draft-
ed before Owens. St. Louis took
Larry Stegent, 6-1, 196 of Texas
A&M. Denver went for Bob An-
derson, 6-0, 208, Colorado's All-
American. Baltimore g r a b b e d
Norm Bulaich, 6-0, 216, of Texas
Christian before Detroit picked
Owens. The other running back in
the first round was Duane Thomas
of West Texas State, taken by
Three teams had two picks in
the first round. The Packers
wound up with McCoy and Rich
McGeorge, a Little All-American
tight end from Elon College in
North Carolina.
San Francisco, which had Wash-
ington's No. 1 from last year's deal
for Walter Rock, took Bruce Tay-
lor, a defensive back from Boston
University, after using their own
pick for Cedrick Hardman, a 6-3,
240 defensive end from North
Texas State.
The first wide receiver drafted'

Three Michigan football stars
were grabbed up in the first five
rounds of the annual pro football
draft. Leading the trio of draftees'
was All-American tight end Jim
Mandich. The 6'3", 220 lb. senior
and captain of the Wolverines'
1970 Rose Bowl squad went to the
Miami Dolphins in the second
round. When asked how he felt
about the outcome, he replied, "It:
(draft) was as much as I expected.
... At most I expected to go late
in the first round or early in the1
second.....I'm very happy to be!
with Miami."
Cecil Pryor, the ever present de-
fensive end from Corpus Christi,
Texas, was called by the Green
Bay Packers in the fifth round.
Also to go in the fifth round was
the mighty might, Barry Pierson.
The senior from St. Ingace, Mich.,
was taken by the St. Louis Cardi-
nals. Neither could be reached for
Mandich felt he could help the
Dolphins, a team that hasn't won
many games in its short history.
On his plans for moving to the

Sunshine State he said it would
"depend on business opportuni-
Pierson was second in intercep-
tions and third in solo tackles on
the Co-Big Ten Championship
Team. After his dazzling perform-
ance in the Ohio State game, he
was named defensive player of the
Anchoring down the defensive
line, Pryor, made 31 solo stops as
he was named second team All-Big
Cited as a 'tremendous blocker',
Mandich caught 42 passes for 583
during the regular season and now
ranks as the second leading pass
receiver in Michigan history with
111 receptions for 1415 yards.
Perhaps Mandich, this year's
most valuable player for the Wol-
verines, will find Miami a little
more rewarding than this season's
California excursion. He hopes at
least that the Miami women com-
pare favorably to California's.
"... I'd be in good shape then,"

-Daily-Eric Pergeaux
1andich on the loose

was Ken Burroughs of Texas
Southern, 6-5, 215, yWho went to
New Orleans as the 10th pick in
the first round. The first line-
backer was John Small of The
Citadel, 6-4, 230, by Atlanta as
No. 12 in the first.
Mike Reid, Penn State's 6-3, 240
defensive tackle who wdn the
Maxwell Trophy and the Outland

Trophy, went to Cincinnati as the
seventh pick shortly after Buffalo
had created a mild surprise by
taking Al Cowlings, 6-5, 245 de-
fensive end from Southern Cali-
Miami, which had acquired
Warfield Monday night, was able
to pick up Jim Mandich, Mich-
igan's All-American tight end, in
the second round, as another re-
ceiver for Bob Griese.
Minnesota, the loser in the Su-
per Bqwl, took offensive tackle
John Ward from Oklahoma State
and the world champion Kansas
City Chiefs, last to draft, plucked
Sid Smith, Southern California
offensive tackle.


Beler Living Through Racism
Meet in the Fishbowl on Thursday at 10:30
A.M. to act against the DuPont recruiter

Seatte backs non-profit p

BERKELEY, Calif. (/P)-A unique
plan for community ownership of
the Seattle Pilots as a nonprofit
corporation was presented to
American League owners yester-
day by city and Washington State
officials, making a last-ditch at-
tempt to keep the baseball club in
The Seattle delegation said that
the 'American League owners had'
asked no questions and made no
commitment to them during an
hour-long presentation in a resort
hotel here.
Making the presentation was
Edward E. Carlson, a Seattle hotel
owner who heads the committee of
business men that is seeking to
turn the club into a non profit
Under the plan, all profits from
Pilots' operations would be dis-

uled for a Seattle Superior Court "All of this is contingent on an
hearing tomorrow. American League Franchise , stay-
Carlson pointed out that the ing in Seattle," the governor said.
Seattle world's fair had been a Carlson promised that the domed
joint business and government stadium would be ready for 1973.
project and was successful. After the Seattle presentation
He said he was confident that the owners took a short recess and
the type of ownership outlined league president Joe Cronin in-
would be equally successful. dicated the owners would first
Gov. Evans said the Pilots are consider the Seattle plan before
"a statewide asset," and that $100 hearing from the others.
million in state taxpayer funds "The membership intimated
were committed to build a new prior to coming out here," said'
domed stadium and highways ac- Cronin, "that they all are anxious
cess. to work things out in Seattle."
.1 ~ ~ ~ ~ K .__11PI SIRIh




The University of Michigan


Professional Standings


tributed to local and state cultural, NEW YORK I)--Willis Reed
educational and community service and Walt Frazier split 48 points as
institutions, the New York Knickerbockerst
"Any motive of private gain by wiped out the Boston Celtics 133-t
the new ownership would be elimi- 100 last night for their fourth
nated," said Carlson. straight National Basketball As-1
"Baseball would be treated as sociation victory.
a sport, not a business." Beating the only team that has
After the Seattle presentation, defeated them twice this season,
the league owners heard from the Knicks never gave the Celtics
millionaire Lamar Hunt and Tom- a chance after rattling off nine_
my Mercer, who want to buy the consecutive points for a 20-12 lead.
club and move it to Dallas-Fort The closest Boston got after that
Worth, and a Milwaukee group was six points in the first half,
headed by Alan Selig. and the margin grew to 17and
The Pilots, in their first year stood at 67-53 at intermission with
of operation in 1969 lost money Frazier getting 18 points and Reed
and the original ownership, headed 15.
by Cleveland business man Walter
R. Daley, wanted to sell the fran-
A transaction that gave the club
to a Seattle group, headed by Copy and
theater-owner Fred Danz was ap- Duplicating Center
proved by the league in October.
However, it was then learned that Typ --Prin
a $3.5 million bank loan became,-
due upon sale of the club. ABIOX OplISI
The group Danz could not raise 100 CĀ®PIES-$1.95
that sum, so the sale was voided. 1-
Seattle Mayor Uhlman has 601 E. Wiiam
threatened a damage suit if the (next to Mark's)
team leaves and has already asked 761-3596
for an injunction which is sched-

John Havlicek
with 19 points, 17

led the Celtics
in the first half.

New York then scored the first
10 points in the second half and
the contest was decided. It was
the ninth victory in the last 11
games for the Eastern Division
leaders and Boston's fourth loss in
a row.


7:30 P..-3532 S.A.B.
* Find out why the antiwar movement supports the GE strike and
wants GE off university campuses
* Organize mass UNITED FRONT rmeeting for next Thursday;
get your organization to support and build that meeting
* Organize educationals in your dormitory
* Circulate petition in dorms, classes, to U. faculty and staff
_,. i

Eastern Division
Niw Yark 42 I
Miilvaukee 36 17
Baltimore 32 21
Philadelphia 29 24
ininnati 25 29
Boston 20 30
Detroit 20 33
Western Division
Atlanrta 31 22
Los Angeles 26 24
Chicago 25 29
Phoenix 23 31
San Francisco 22 34
San.Diego 18 34
Seattle 18 34



New York
St. Louis
Los Angeles

East Division

26 9 10
24 11 10
24 11 10-
22 14 7
22 17 5
18 19 7
West Division
22 15 7 ,
12 17 16
c 10 19 14
13 24 7
12 26 8
8 31 5

62 157 105
58 165 130
58 153 110
51 131 114
49 125 98
43 129 131
51 138 107
40 119 129
34 118 139
33 100 142
32 100 153
21 95 172'


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