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Friday, February 27, 1970 "

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Friday, February 27, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

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AThe ECAC . .
....eats Ivies
Those who feel that the rhetoric of politics is irrevelent to
the world of sports must have been sadly disappointed by the
actions of the Eastern College Athletic Conference in placing
Yale University on probation for two years for using a player
who participated in the Maccabiah Games in an event not
sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
The ECAC's suspension echoed an earlier action taken
by the NCAA against Yale, and the language of the debate
that preceeded the decisive vote has a familiar ring to it.
Those who favored the suspension contended that Yale
had knowingly broken the law by refusing to accept. the ECAC's
earlier ban preventing the player, Jack Langer, from playing
this year. Because Yale had broken the law, this group con-
tended,' they should be punished.
THE GROUP opposing the suspension contended that "law
and order is important, but justice is more important." This
group feels that the ECAC's primary concern should be with
the athlete, and that by suspending Langer, they were betraying
this trust.
The circumstances surrounding the suspension are so lud-
crous as to be almost unreal. The root of the problem is the
dispute between the NCAA and the Amateur Athletic Union
(AAU) over the control of amateur athletes. This power strug-
gle has been going on since time immemorial, and has shown few
signs of letting up. Langer was caught in a crossfire and he
and Yale have now been shot down even though they were not
in any way a part of the struggle. Delaney Kiphuth, Yale's
athletic director, summed it up best when he said after the
vote, "We are told," he said, "that in a war, someone gets
hurt. We do not believe that this should apply to non-belliger-
ants."
A particular sore point in the NCAA-AAU struggle has been
the dispute over who controls what in international basketball
competition. Although a combined NCAA-AAU board has re-
cently been set up to 'handle. international basketball competi-
tion this board was not in existence at the time when Langer
decided he wanted to participate in the Maccabiah Games.
The NCAA had decided to sanction the games for all colleg-
iate athletes, but, in a move that the NCAA admitted was a
power play to improve its bargaining position with the AAU, it
decided not to sanction the basketball competition.
The ECAC originally agreed to let Langer participate in
the Maccabiah Games, pending the NCAA sanction that never
came. In September, the ECAC declared Langer ineligible for
participating in the games, but Yale decided it had absolutely
no intention of telling Langer he couldn't play, and they have
used the 6-9 center in every game this season.
THE SUSPENSIONS by the ECAC and the NCAA will ban
Yale from all championship competition, a punishment that
seems outlandish. They would have been better advised if they
had taken a more tolerant attitude towards Yale. The Ivy
League teams have made no complaints about Langer's presence
on the court, and it is a pity that so few other ECAC officials
can come to see things as the other Ivies do.
There was no logic in the NCAA's refusal to sanction
basketball, their only motive was vindictiveness against the
4 - AAU. They were not particularly interested in the effects their
action could have.
If the ECAC had any guts, they would not have banned
Yale from ECAC championship competition. If the ECAC had
any guts, they would have censored the NCAA for both their re-
fusal to sanction the basketball competition at the gaems and
their suspension of Yale. If the ECAC had any guts, they
would hive faced up to the real issues involved in the con-
troversy surrounding Langer.
APPARENTLY THE ECAC, or at least a majority of its
members, feel that the central issuq involved is one of law and
order. Yale violated the law, let Yale be punished. But the ECAC
has apparently forgotten that law and order Is not an end in
itself, it is merely a means to an end, and that end is justice,
and there is no justice in the repressively harsh penalties given
to Yale by the ECAC and the NCAA.
If a law is unjust, then there can be no justice in its appli-
cation. When the NCAA's actions are motivated by an urge to
'get' the AAU, not by an urge to best serve the interest of
college athletics, then the NCAA> has forgotten its purpose and
lost its validity. It is deplorable that the ECAC has seen fit to
follow this woeful lead.

Bab

Blue

bow

out with 106

-94

win

By ELLIOT LEGOW
With the end of last night's
freshman basketball game a new
era began in Michigan basketball.
The freshmen downed Alpena Jun-
ior College 106-94 for their ninth
victory in eleven games, but it
was the individual heroics that
are of most importance.
From now on Henry Wilmore,
John Lockard, and Ernie John-
son will be performing as members
of Michigan's varsity and their
presence should "make us the
ones to beat" in the Big Ten ac-
cording to freshman coach George
Pomey.
Wilmore paced the Wolverine
attack with 30 points and pulled
down 17 rebounds, although he
sat out 12 minutes of the game.
Wilmore's presence was particu-
larly felt in the first half when he
poured in 20 points and grabbed
13 stray shots.
With the Blue on top by only a

da ily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
JIM KEVRA
19-16 count, Wilmore went to
work. He had only scored six
points up to then, but in the re-
mainder of the half, popped in 14
of the team's 32 points as the
Blue outscored Alpena 32-16.
WILMORE SCORED most of.
those points on easy shots of less
than ten feet. Michigan managed
to get the ball inside to Wilmore,
Lockard, and Johnson and they
responded by dropping their shots
in over the smaller Alpena play-
ers.

plete control of the boards. Wil-
more's 13, Lockard's 12, and John-
son's 6 paced the Blue to a 43-21
margin in rebounds.
Lockard and Johnson also each
hit for ten points in the half,
many on tips or second and third
attempts from the field.
Although the Jacks were out-
scored 51-32 in the first stanza.
they were ..not always outhustled.
With a starting five two inches
shorter per man than the Wol-
verines, Alpena had to play tough
to stay in the game, and they did.
MICHIGAN WAS actually out-
scored in the second half, 62-55,
as the Jacks sharpened their
shooting eyes and the Baby Blue
lapsed into sloppy play. Jeff Para-
dise who scored only one point in
the first half had a hot hand in
the second and poured in 20
points.
Ray Stosik also scored 20 in the
final stanza to finish the day as
leading scorer for both teams with
32.
But Wilmore and Lockard kept
the Wolverines ahead, and t h e
game was never closer than 14
points, until the very end. Alpena
pulled to 71-57, but the Wolver-
ines then rolled to a 18-6 streak
to build the lead to 26 points.
From then on Alpena was in
command against the Wolverine
substitutes. The Jacks scored 31
points in the last eight minutes to
make the final score look closer.
Turnovers bothered the frosh

_ - --

1

goaltending violations and travel-
ling calls plagued the Wolverines
as they were overeager to move the
ball down the court.
Behind Wilmore in scoring for
the Wolverines were Lockard with
25 and Johnson with 18. Almost
of those points came on easy in-
side jumpers and tips.
POMEY STRESSED the team's
season performance in his post-
game comments, and views im-
provement as the hallmark of the
season. Pomey stated, "Our fast
break came along real well" and
since Michigan basketball relies on
speed, Pomey was especially pleas-
ed.
w "
NH L Standings
:astern Division

The three inside men also pro- all night long, as they have all
vided Michigan with almost com- year. Errant passes, numerous

Balling the Jacks

MICHIGAN

Wiimore
Lockard
Johnson
Roberts
Buss
Lowrey
M~egge
Rhlodin
Deizer
Bazelon
Sukup
Rozypal

fg
14-25
11-19
9-19
1-7
0-3
2-3
2-4
0-5
0-3
4-6
0-2
2-4

ft reb.
2-3 17
3-6 19
0-2 8
2-2 2
2-2 0
2-3 1
2-3 2
0-0 6
0-0 3
1-3 10
0-0 0
2-2 0


4
1
2
1
3
1
1
3
1
3
0
0

tp
30
25
IS
4
2
6
6
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9
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6

ALPENA
fg ft reb. p4 tp
White 4-8 0-0 4 4= 8
Stosik 10-18 12-13 9 4 32
Feher 7-14 4-7 8 4 18
Paradise 10-23 1-3 5 5 21
McGinnity 4-13 3-5 5 2 11
Myles 1-2 0-0 0 0 4
Totals 37-77 20-28 32 19 94
Score by Periods:
Michigan 51 55-106
Alpena 32 64- 94
Shooting Percentages:
Michigan-FG: 45 pct., FT: 64 pet.
Alpena-FG: 48 pct., FT: 71 pct.
Turnovers-Michigan 20; Alpena 18.

New York
Boston
Montreal
Chicago
Detroit
Toronto
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
PhiladelphiOaln
Minnesota
Los Angele

w L T1
34 13 12
32 13 14
31 15 13
32 19 7
30 18 10
24 24 10
Western Division
28 22 8
21 29 8
a 14 25 20
17 33 9
10 29 18
s 9 42 7

Pt. GF GA
80 207 138
78 225 177
75 194 151
71 190 134
70 180 152
58 181 180

64
,50
48
43
38
25

172 141
143 186
158 180
130 195
156 196
123 228

-Daily-Mort Noveck
Wilmore (25) drives for two

Totals 45-100 16-25 70 20 1061

Yesterday's Results
Boston 5, New York 3
Detroit 7, Oakland 1
Chicago 3, Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh 1, Los Angeles 0
Today's Games
No games scheduled.

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PIONEERS POSE PROBLEM

Erratic icers attempt comeback'

By A. B. C. ALTERMAN 7
Michigan h o c k e y fans can
breathe easily this weekend. NotI
that Denver is an easy opponent
-they are tough-but at least
the fans won't have to suffer
through the agony of having to
watch it. Few indeed will be the
faithful who journey the 1344
miles to watch the two game series
starting tonight. And unless the
Icers can put it all together, even
fewer fans will be satisfied with
the final tally.
Denver has won eight of their
last nine games and is in the
midst of an all out drive to catch
WCHA leader Minnesota. Tonight
they are going against a Michigan
team that possess a 9-11 confer-
ence record and is coming off of ;
probably their worst game of the
year.I
Led by junior George Morrison,
Denver's starting line has aver-
aged 5 goals a game. Morrison,
last year's WCHA scoring cham-
WCHA Standings F
W L T Pct.
Minnesota 16 6 0 .727
Denver 11 6 1 .639
Michigan Tech 8 6 3 .559
Minn.-Duluth 10 9 1 .525
Wisconsin 9 9 0 .500
North Dakota 11.12 1 .479
MICHIGAN 9 11 0 .450
Michigan State 8 10 0 .444
Colorado College 2 15 0 .118
Weekend Games
MICHIGAN at Denver
North Dakota at Michigan Tech
Wisconsin at Minnesota
Minnesota-Duluth at Michigan
State
Colorado College at Notre Dame

This Weekend in Sports !
TODAY
HOCKEY-at Denver
TOMORROW
BASKETBALL-Wisconsin, at Crisler Arena, 2:00 p.m.
HOCKEY-at Denver
GYMNASTICS-at Iowa
WRESTLING-at Minnesota
TRACK-MSU, at Yost Field House, 4:00 p.m.

pion, is far and away the team's
leading scorer. He gets excellent
help however from wings Tom Gil-
more and Don Thiessen and cen-
ters Brian Morenz and Ed Hays.
Armstrong's biggest problem
was finding a replacement for
goalie Garry Powers. In 96 games
Powers set a school record of 13
shutouts. To fill the vacant spot,
Armstrong finally settled upon

freshman goalie Ron Grahame.
Whereas Denver has won 8 of
9, the Wolverines have lost 7 of 9.
In order to finish with .500 con-
ference record, Michigan will have
to take 3 out of 4 from Denver
and next week's opponent, Minne-
sota.
Michigan of course has been er-
ratic all year and no one can say
how they will perform tonight un-

til the game is underway. Last
week two completely opposite
games against Michigan State,
smashing them Friday night and
then getting blown off the court
Saturday. Indeed the second game
was more of a case of suicide than
anything else as they literally
could not pass the puck.
The Wolverines though are cer-
tainly capable of overwhelming
any team. When their power play
is working (which admittedly
hasn't been often) they can be
by you before you know it. Senior
Dave Perrin and Sophomore Bernie
Gagnon are among the league
leaders in scoring with both being
excellent men on the fast break.
The defense will be back to par
tonight with the addition of
"Punch" Cartier who sat out last
Saturday's game with a match
penalty. Karl Bagnell, who sub-
stituted for freshman goalie Doug
Hastings after the first period
Saturday, should be in the nets
again tonight.
Nevertheless, if Michigan is to
win tonight it is going to take
better hockey on their part than
they have shown for some time.

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PRO SPORTS:
Red Wings destroy Seals, 7-1;
Streaking Bruins dump Rangers]

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By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Billy Dea, Dale
Rolfe and Frank Mahovlich scored
goals in a one-minute and 25-
second stretch of the first period
last night and the Detroit Red
Wings went on to a 7-1 victory
over the Oakland Seals.
Gordie Howe and Nick Libett
scored later in the first period as
I.Detroit exploded for five goals, its
best period of the National Hockey
League season.
Howe scored his 21st goal of the
season while killing a penalty.
Garry Unger scored his 33rd
goal and Ibett tallied his second
goal of the night and 15th of the
season on a slap shot at the 23-
second mark of the final period.
Oakland's Bill Hicke spoiled the
shutout for Detroit goalie Roy
Edwards with a tap-in from a
scramble in front of the net with
5:01 to play. It was his first goal
in 21 games.

Gary Smith was in goal for the
first five Detroit goals and left{
when Libett made it 5-0 at 13:+27
of the opening period.
Dea started' the scoring parade
at 3:30 when he put in Bruce Mac-
Gregor's rebound.
Rolfe, just acquired from Los
Angeles last Friday, scored his
first goal as a Detroiter at 4:25 on
a slap down the middle and Ma-
hovlich blistered a slap shot into
the short side on a two-on-one
play at 4:55 for his 26th goal.
Rangers rocked
BOSTON - Johnny McKenzie
set up three key goals last night
as the Boston Bruins defeated
New York 5-3 to pull to within
two points of the Rangers in their
battle for the National Hockey
League East Division lead.
McKenzie's perfect centering
pass set up Phil Esposito's 33rd

goal to open the scoring at 4:18
of the first period. Then during
a power play at 8:45 the scrappy
right-winger outfought a couple
of Rangers for the puck and got
it to the wide open Fred Stanfield,
who drove it in from the blue line.
Eddie Westfall scored less than
a minute later to make it 3-0 al-
though the Rangers fought back
to within a goal, they could never
catch up.
Pistons fall
DETROIT - The Phoenix Suns
outscored the Detroit Pistons, 24-
9, over a six-minute stretch in the
second period. in route to a 131-
123 National Basketball Associa-
tion victory last night.
Connie Hawkins drilled in ten
points during the second period
uprising which lifted the Suns
from a 51-42 deficit to a 66-60
halftime lead.
Phoenix expanded its lead from
97-86 by the end of the third per-
iod and went ahead, 103-88 early
in the fourth before Dave B i n g
propelled a Piston comeback that
cut the Phoenix lead to 121-119
with 1:37 remaining.

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
WOLVERINE CAPTAIN Dave Perrin slips a wrist shot past North
Dakota goalie Jim Nelson in a recent WCHA game. A surprised
Nelson looks for the puck as it slid past his outstretched foot into
the corner of the goal. So far this year, Perrin had put the puck
in the net twelve times and added nine assists for a total of 21
points. Only sophomore forward Bernie Gagnon has scored more
goals for the Wolverines. Gagnon has notched thirteen goals and
has eleven assists.

N.,

Scores
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Kansas State 79, Colorado 69
Florida State 94, Stetson 64
Hearney 81, Doane 80
New Mexico 93, Utah 74
UJTEP 81, Brigham Young 70
George Wash. 66, The Citadel 64
Jacksonville 86, Georgia Tech 81
Davidson 72, virginia Mil. Inst. 46
Utah State 83, West Texas 73
Trinity, 111. 88, Lake Forrest 81
Houston 102, Texas-Arlington 84
Northern Mich. 95, Oshkosh 78
Richmond 75, East Carolina 73
Manhattan 66, Georgetown D.C. 49
Oklahoma City 91, Miami, Fla. 90
Case Tech 85, Allegheny 77, o.t.
Maryland State 93, Shaw 70
Newberry 92, Atlantic Christian 87
Southwest Baptist 83, John Brown 74
Roanokel00, Baltimore U. 93
Quinnipiac 113, Bridgewater, Mass. 92
Hiilsdale 105, Grand Valley State 85
Central Conn. 97, Adelphi 82
NYU 70, Fordham 66

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Eastern Division
W L Pct.
New York 53 15 .779
Milwaukee 48 22 .686
Baltimore 42 27 .609

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