Wednesday,. February 4, 197Q
THE MICHIGAN DA1 Y
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Wednesday, February 4, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page NinE
divers face poweru oses
Badgers edge Illini
on basket at buzzer
By NORM SCHERR
The handbill reads: "The
World's Foremost Acrobatic and
omedy Divers .. . Dick Kimball
- World's Greatest Acrobatic Div-
er ... Hobie Billingsley - World's
Greatest Water Clown . ..
Quite a flamboyant appraisal of
two gentlemen who occupy the
seemingly sedate position of diving,
Z But then, these two gentlemen
are not dwellers in the mundane.
They are "Billingsley and Kimball
- Aqua Varieties . . . The Best
Water Show in America." They are
Billingsley and Kimball, diving
coaches for Indiana and Michigan,
This Friday Kimball will meet
Billingsley, not as stunt divers or
acrobatic exhibitionists, teamed in
a duet of comedy diving and
He knows how to get tremendous
life from the boards," commented
a ®u: If you take the est1:ts of NCAA
competition as some indication of
1 °national prominence, Henry nay
be the best in the country on the
springboards. At last year's NCAA
NIGHT Tchampionships in Bloomington, he
NIGHT D TOR: ;placed first in the one and three
BILL DINNER meter events well ahead of his
nearest rival, Win Young, another
aquatic burllsque, but as opposing But Yog gradated last yea'r,
coaches. and since this is emys last yer.
Topping the list of Hoosier tal- the battle for diviin, supremacy
ent is senior Jim Henry, whom will be wide open next year.
Michigan Coach Kimball regards Sophomores Jack Laughlin and
as "the best diver in the Big Ten." Tom Eldridge have rated honors
Besides ranking third in Olympic I in various competition, and tley
competition, Henry can claim fin- team up with freshman Gary
alist positions on the one meter James, a prep star in the national
indoor and three meter outdoor finals this past summer,
events of last summer's AAU's. "He A roster of Michigan talent is
is a real tough, strong competitor, at least as impressive, Junior Dick
Rydze ranks as the Wolverines'
number-one springer, and rates as
an excellent tower man as well.
In his sophomore year, he fin-
ished behind Henry and Young in
the high board event at the
NCAA's for third place, and took
ninth t the low board. Last sum-
': s AAU tower event was his
specialty,. and in dual meet and
relay competition this year he has
performed consistently well.
"Dick is the top man in the tow-
er event, and he is constantly im-
proving on tha boards," viewed
Kimball concerning his star per-
former, "lie stays up under pres-
sure, delivering his set of dives
with regular precision."
Another starter who has figured
high in season scoring is junior
Al Gagnet, described by Kimball as
"an extremely strong diver. He has
taken great strides in developing
'By The Associated Press I
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Al Henry's
basket with two seconds to play
gave Wisconsin its only lead of
the game and a 66-65 Big Ten bas-
ketball victory over Illinois last
the loss was the first of the
season for the Illini in confer-
ence play after five straight vic-
tories and a loss was the first
in two years for the Illini at home.
Illinois took command 53-43 in
the second half and then scored
only four points in a period of
9 l minutes as the Badgers crept
within three points at 57-54.
Illinois managed to hold its
lead and went ahead 65-61 with
less than two minutes to play on a,
basket by Jackson.
Clarence Sherrod, however, hit
three straight free throws includ-
ing one on a techiical foul on
Price, to lift the Badgers within
one point at 65-64.
With eight seconds to play,
Rick Howat missed a free throw
attempt and Wisconsin gained pos-
session. The Badgers then took
the ball out of bounds and Henry
scored his winning basket.
* * *
Mount, Purdue roll
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - R i c k
Mount went over the 2,000 point
mark fo his career last night, tal-
lying 41 points in Purdue's 105-
86 Big Ten basketball victory over
The Boilermaker AlI-American
finished the game with 2,020
points, 54 short of the all-time
school record held by Dave Schell-
has°. He made 16 of 26 field goal
attempts and nine of 15 free
throws as Purdue scored its fourth
conference victory in six games.
Michigan State, 2-4 in the race,
was led by sophomore Ralph Simp-
son, who had 35 points. The Spar-
tans made 50 per cent of their
field goal attempts, but Purdue
N H.L Standings a
"SPOTTING" DICK RYDZE on one of the m any I 'ainii a e ices used 'rn at a I n uPool
is Michigan Diving Coach Dick Kimball. The diving helt and the trampoline enable a der I twist
or sormersault freely without fear of a bad entry, as Kimball's weight on the ropes couutcn t , that
of the diver when he starts to faIl.
FLOOD IN QUESTION
boardwork and finesse.'
Senior Bruce McManaman re-
mains strong in required dives, as
evidence by his fine showing on
both boards in the NCAA's, but
his pace in the freer format of the
dual meet has been a little off.
Together with senior Paul Mc-
Guire, these four will form the
nucleus of attack against Indiana.
Freshman Joe Crawford, a na-
tional prep champ on the tower<
and a promising addition to Mich-7
igan's fleet, won't be able to make1
the trip to Bloomington. Crawford3
contracted the measles this week
and will be out for a while.
When the two teams do finally (
join in battle, Billingsley and Kim-
ball. sportsmen that they are, have
agreed to let a diver compete in
only a single event. In one of those
events, Henry and Rydze will face
each other in a fairly well-match-
ed duel, and the battle lines will
shape up from here.
Besides their professional show-
manship, Billingsley and Kimball
attained high stature in amateur
athletics, both performers and as
Talent such as this will attract
similar talent, working in a mu-
tual effort toward perfection. And
talent will beget ideas that will
aid the effort. Kimball has de-
veloped a means for speeding up
practice while reducing the chance
of injury. The operation consists
of a diving board, a harness at-
tached to guy lines, and a mat.
The diver springs, Kimball picks
up the slack from the lines, and
the dive is executed without a
This year Kimball has set up
'he harness so that it can be used
of f the diving board, simulating
atual diving conditions to an
even greater degree.
During the summer both coaches
JUNIOR AL .GAGNET springs from the low board on the way to
a performance rated "his best ever" by Diving Coach Dick Kim-
ball. Gagnet has really come into his own this year, and is one of
the reasons Michigan has the diving depth to finally challenge
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operate workshops and training
camps. Kimball's is located in
Brandon, Florida, while Billings-
ley maintains residence in the
Bloomington area. The camps en-I
able the coaches to keep their div-
ers in training 'and at the same
time offer young propspects pro-
fessional coaching at an earlier
Their efforts stimulate the sport
and contribute in no small way
to the improvement of its quality.
And the best get better.
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Philadelphia 12 20 179
Pittsburgh 14 25 8
Minnesota 10 23 14
Oakland 12 29 8
Los Angeles 9 33 5 23
No games scheduled.
Montreal at Oakland
st. Louis at Toronto
.Detroit at New York
Boston at Chicago
Pittsburgh at Minnesota
This Week in Sports
HOCKEY-at Minnesota-Duluth, 8 p.m.
WRESTLING-GRAND RAPIDS J. C. JV at Events Building, 4 p.m.
SWIMMING-at Indiana in Bloomington
Rserve e UOER e VS
NEW YORK (P)-A former As- a-year star in the anti-trust ac- Flood is contesting the move of
sociate 'Justice of the Supreme tion. -;the St. Louis Cairdinals in trading
Court,. representing outfielder .Curt "He is not villing to be sold into him to the Philadelphia Phillies.
C servitude." He claims baseball's reserve
Flood in a suit against baseball, , The statement was made at a cla ics bisbalayer
likened a traded baseball player two-hour hearing before U.S. Dis- aone teamhutil he is traded, sold
1 yesterday to a "high-priced slave." trict Court Judge Irving. or released, amounts to peonage ,
"Flood decided he cannot play "Ben" Cooper, considering a re-dg
under,. an illegal system-and I quest by Flood that baseball be Judge Cooper listened to the
agree," added Arthur J. Goldberg, enjoined from preventing him to arguments and then gave lawyers
who is representing the $90,000- act as a free agent. of both sides 20 days to file addi-
Professional Stonding s
BASKETBALL-NORTHWESTERN at Events Building, 2 p.m.
HOCKEY-at Minnesota-Duluth, 8 p.m.
'WRESTLING-INDIANA at Events Building, 4 p.m.'
GYMNASTICS-at Ohio State in Columbus
TRACK-Western Michigan Invitational in Kalamazoo
Schioring Auditorium , Feb. 4,1:30 P.M.
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