Tuesday, March 17, 1970
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, March 17, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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on this and that
takes the field
1p MICHIGAN FOOTBALL team begins spring practice this
afternoon, and Bo Schembechler, the man who took the
Wolverines to the top of the heap in the Big Ten, will be out
there to lead the Wolverines in their opening drills.
Bo's appearance at Ferry Field today will mark a major
point on .his road to complete recovery from the heart attack he
suffered on the day of the Rose Bowl game in Pasadena.
But for those who have been following the activities
of the Wolverine coach since he returned to Ann Arbor sev-
eral weeks ago, Bo's appearance on the field today will come
as no great surprise. For the last several weeks, Schem-
bechler has been quietly going about his job of being
head football coach.
Schembechler's convalescence has been active as well as
successful. He has been actively recruiting from his home
and from local hotels around town, and he is quite pleased with
his recruiting efforts. Thirty football tenders went out this past
weekend, and Bo is confident he will get most of his top pros-
In addition, Schembechler has set up football shop in his
home over the past couple of months, and has been reviewing
his personnel in anticipation of tomorrow's opening drills. Even
if he isn't out for practice every day this spring, Bo will still be
in command of the practice.
He has, of course, kept his public appearances down to
an absolute minimum, under the orders of his doctors. In
fact, since his return to Ann Arbor, Bo has made only two
public appearances: one was a surprise appearance at the
Michigan-Wisconsin basketball game; the other was a more-
businesslike venture at the beginning of this month to re-
ceive a new car presented by Chevrolet for being named
Coach of the Year.
Keeping his public appearances down has not been any
great sacrifice for the Michigan coach. Although he is person-
able, amicable and quite quotable, Bo considers public appear-
ances somewhat extraneous to his business of coaching the
g football team.
But his appearances, limited though they were, have showed
his public that Bo has recovered his spirits as well as his health.
At the Wisconsin game particularly, where he rose to a standing
ovation, the Michigan coach appeared to be thoroughly enjoy-
ing himself, greeting old friends and signing everything from
programs to scraps of chewing gum paper for some of his
Schembechler's return to visible activity should come as
a welcome sight to his staff and friends, and even to his
opposing coaches. Anyone who has watched Bo coach knows
how much he loves his job and the game of football; to use
an old cliche, having Bo off the field is like keeping a fish
out of water, and even the most heartless of people would be
hard-pressed to wish Schembechler any ill fortune.
His appearance at practice should also squelch the rumors
that Bo won't be around to coach the Wolverines in 1970 once
and for all. The rumors should have been squelched a long time
ago - everyone from his doctors to the officials in the athletic
department had said all along that his heart attack was a mild
one and that he would definitely be holding the reins next
That the rumors existed in the, first place is due mainly to
the efforts of certain recruiters from other schools who ap-
parently took along their bankrolls but left their scruples back
home when they went to talk to high school recruits. Those re-
cruiters had been telling their prospects that to consider Michi-
gan would be a mistake since Schembechler wouldn't be around
to coach the team.
The number of recruiters spawning and spreading the
.4 rumors were limited, bht that didn't prevent the rumors from
reaching some ugly proportions. The rumors reached their
ugliest proportions about a month ago, when the Chicago
Tribune printed a report saying the Schembechler wouldn't
be coaching the Michigan team next year. Everyone who
has seen Bo since his heart attack - including Bo him-
self - promptly denied the report, and the Tribune printed
p a correction and - a retraction in a later edition of the
paper sued that same day.
Since then, the rumors have pretty much faded away to
nothing, and after today's practice, they should be completely
non-existent. They never really bothered anyone too much any-
way, least of all Bo Schembechler, who was too busy preparing
this team - and future teams - for practice.
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The Globetrotters are coming!
Mel Davis (left), Bobby Hunter and David Lattin are just three of the famed Harlem Globetrotters who will be making their annual
visit to Crisler Arena April 6. Led by the Crown Prince, Meadowlark Lemon, the Trotters will meet Red Klotz's New Jersey Reds.
This is the 44th edition of the Globetrotters who have been viewed by over 60 million fans in 87 countries. Reserved and general
admission tickets for the 7:30 p.m. contest are on sale at the Michigan Athletic Dept. Ticket office, 1000 S. State St. Reserved seats are
$2.00 for students and staff members and $3.00 for the general public. General admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.50 for children
By The Associated Press
The American League must
show cause in King County,
Wash., Superior Court Friday why
a temporary injunction should not
be issued blocking any transfer of
the Seattle Pilots-or, as they may
be known later today, the Mil-
The State of Washington and1
City of Seattle took matters into
their own hands yesterday and
filed a suitdaskingsmore than $80
million in damages if the finan-
cially troubled franchise is moved.
Superior Court Judge Solie M.
Ringold granted the request for
the restrainer and ordered the
defendants to show cause Friday
morning why an injunction should
not be issued.
But, according to unimpeach-
able sources, the owners of the
Pilots have the nine American
League votes needed to transfer
the team to Milwaukee in time
for the 1970 season and the shift
will be formally approved today
at a league meeting in Tampa,
The whopping amount of the
suit is based on $25 million to
the state, $2.55 million to the city
and an unspecified amount of
other damages to the general pub-
lic. Under the State of Washing-
ton's antitrust laws, the damages
Named as defendants were the
American League, all 12 club own-
ers and the principal owners of
the Pilots - William R. Daley of
Cleveland and Dewey and Max
Soriano of Seattle.
Mayor Wes Uhlman of Seattle
said he doubted the suit would
keep the Pilots in Seattle, but
added he was confident it would
protect the financial investment
of the city and its taxpayers.
Uhlman said the American
League "made a mistake in pla-
cing a franchise here and was
substantially underfinanced. It is
up to the league to pay for the
Yesterday's suit was the second
brought in King County Superior
Court seeking to prevent a fran-
chise shift. Alfred Schweppe, a
lawyer, obtained a temporary re-
straining order last week in a suit
filed as an individual taxpayer
and holder of a season ticket to
the Pilots' games.
A hearing on that suit is sched-
uled for Thursday, but William L.
Dwyer, a special assistant attorney
general for the state, said he
would ask to have Schweppe's suit
combined with the state's for a
show cause hearing.
Yesterday's suit said the sale
and transfer of the franchise
would "render impossible the
scheduled financing, construction
and operation of a multi-purpose
sports stadium" in Seattle and
would cost the state at least $25
It is reported the Milwaukee
group will put up $9.5 million for
the franchise and antadditional
$1.5 in operating capital.
MERGER TALKS CONTINUE
NBA expands to four divisions
mistake." I million. The American League made
several attempts to keep the Pi-
} lots in Seattle; but the last one
I failed Friday when a group of
Scottsigns with ABA ;ieSeattle businessmen, who had
Sbeen turned down in February on
NFL three networks Sued their proposal to buy the fran-
chisesaid they no longer were
By Toe Associated Press interested.
0 WASHINGTON-Charlie Scott, first Negro to play for North ?.. .....* :.
Carolina and a two-time second-team All-American, has signed a
three-year contract with the Washington/ Caps of the American
Basketball Association calling for more than $125,000 annually.
Scott became yesterday the third college senior to sign with, ABA
in its battle with the older, established National Basketball Associa-
tion. The others were Purdue's Rick Mount with Indiana and David-
son's Mike Maloy with Pittsburgh.
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0 PHILADELPHIA-A closed-circut television company, charg-
ing monopolistic practices, filed a damage suit yesterday against the -
National Football League, 16 of its teams and the three major tele-
In its suit in U.S. District Court, Management Television Systems,
Inc., of New York, claimed the defendants refused to deal with it forcTe sd en-&
closed-circuit showings of special football games like the Super Bowl.Peidn-
LOS ANGELES-Wilt Chamberlain, sidelined with a severe . 5SCouncil Sc
knee injury since Nov. 7, will return to the Los Angeles lineup to-
morrow night against Boston, Laker Coach Joe Mullaney announceds- Board in Cot
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0 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-Pitcher Ron Reed, an 18-game
winner with the Atlanta Braves last year and a key figure in the Advisory Con
team's pennant hopes for 1970, broke his right collarbone here yes-
terday and will be sidelined three to four months.
# WINTER HAVEN, Fla.-Tony Conigliaro, a hardened veteran
of physical misfortune since he joined the Boston Red Sox as a 19-
year-old kid in 1964, quietly accepted another setback yesterday when
X-rays disclosed a broken rib. :..
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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
CHICAGO (P) - The National
Basketball Association set up four
new divisions yesterday taking in
four expansion teams, moved up
its college draft one week and an-
nounced it would continue ex-
ploration of a possible merger with
the American Basketball Associa-
The four new teams, Buffalo,
Cleveland, Houston and Portland,
Ore. were spread out to the four
The Atlantic Division includes
Boston Buffalo, New York and
The Central Division consists of
Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cin-
cinnati and Cleveland.
The Southern will be made up
of Baltimore, Atlanta, Phoenix and
The Pacific consists of San
Diego, San Fracnsco, Los Angeles,
Portland and Seattle.
The NBA, with its new 18-team
structure, again will play an 82-
game schedule in the 1970-71 sea-
son. Basically, each of the present
14 teams will play each other five
games each for a total of 65
Each of the present 14 teams
will play four games with each ex-
pansion team. One game will re-
main and the respective teams
will work out a formula where a
possible rivalry can be set up. For
example, Seattle might want to
NBA Commissioner Walter Ken-
nedy also announced this year's
college draft would be moved up
from March 30 to March 23. Ken-
nedy said a telephone draft con-
ference with all 18 cities included
would be conducted with head-
quarters in the NBA's New York
Kennedy also said the NBA mer-
ger committee was directed by the
owners to continue to meet with
the ABA, merger committee and
was given certain instructions that
the NBA owners felt had to be
met to continue further explora-
tions of a merger.
Kennedy said he could not re-
veal "the certain instructions" at
this time. Asked if the two leagues
were close to a merger, Kennedy
said, "The fact we've met for
nearly 12 hours today and as a
result of instructing a committee
to continue would be indicative of
a possibly merger in the future."
Kennedy, however added, "I
don't look for any resolvement of
our present talks."
St. John's clips Ga. Tech;
Jaspers fall to Cadets
NEW YORK (P)--Army's bullish
Cadets stalled Manhattan 77-72
and St. John's of New York
checked Georgia Tech 56-55 on
Greg Cluess' last-minute layup
and advanced to the semi-finals
of the 33rd National Invitational
Tournament last night.
Army and St. John's thus will
meet in Thursday night's semi-
final doubleheader. Today's LSU-
Oklahoma and Marquette-Utah
winners will be matched in the
Army's tough defense helped
forge a 20-point halftime lead and
the Cadets held off Manhattan in
the bruising first game before
15,132 fans at Madison Square
St. John's overcame a 23-point
effort in the second half by Geor-
gia Tech's Rich Yunkus to pull
out the nightcap.
The Redmen took a 30-23 half-
time lead and seemed to be con-
trolling the tempo of the game
before Yunkus got hot. Yunkus,
who scored a game-leading 27
points, scored his team's first 17
points in the second half to keep
Georgia Tech in the game.,
John Devasto's foul shot gave
the Redmen a one-point lead and
Yunkus countered with a jump
With the Yellow Jackets ahead
55-54, Cluess scrambled down the
court with 21 seconds on the clock
and fired in the winning bucket.
Chicago AL 9, Minnesota 4
Boston 11, Cincinnati 7
Philadelphia 14, St. Louis 2
New York NL 3, Detroit 2
Montreal 11, Washington 10
Atlanta 2, Houston 1
California 4, Cleveland 2
Seattle B 9, San Francisco 3
Seattle A 6, San Diego 4
Oakland 7, Chicago NL 5
Army 77, Manhattan 72
St. Johns 56, Georgia Tech 55
Chicago 142, Cincinnati 140, o.t.
New Orleans 111, Dallas 95
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