Thursday, March 19, 1970
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, March 19, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven
By AL SHACKELFORD
UCLA, still the favorite in the
battle for the NCAA crown, faces
its toughest test of the tourna-
ment tonight at College Park,
Maryland when it takes the floor
against the wily Amazin' Aggies
of New Mexico State.
The exciting Jacksonville Dol-
phins, coming o f f impressive
back-to-back cliffhanger victories
over Kentucky and Iowa, will face
a castrated St. Bonaventure team,
fighting for survival without its
injured All-American pivotman
Lanier was taken out of the V
Shannon out with kidney illness,
may be lost to Cards for year
- Bill Cusumano I
the Soulball Express
COLLEGE PARK - UCLA is the favorite to win the NCAA
tournament again but thl team that is fascinating everyone is
The Dolphins are the Cinderella squad of the finals, the
team that no one heard of and the team that is now chal-
lenging for the national title. That alone is enough to make
Jacksonville interesting but the fun just begins there.
A Dolphin is about seven feet long so the Big Brokers live
up to the image with a front line that goes 7-2, 7-0 and 6-10. In
addition, they have a few 6-7's, 6-6's and 6-5's sitting around.
Then, to create a contrast, 5-10 Vaughn Wedeking comes to
run the whole show.
And a show it is, from start to finish, Jacksonville's great
size makes them an awesome team to watch in practice. If the
NCAA would only relent on the no-dunk rule, the Dolphins
could put on one of the greatest stuff exibitions ever seen.
They -compensate, though, with flair. Rex Morgan steps
into the warmup pivot and does a Harlem Globetrotter passing
routine, hitting cutters for layups. Morgan whips passes around
his back, between his legs, off his elbows, spins the ball on his
finger and adds frills to even the simplest moves
While this Is not a normal routine for a college team it
fits the Jacksonville image. The players all have long hair, even
though Morgan recently cut his. Artis Gilmore sports a beard
and moustache which have been best described as being satanic.
That beard, plus his size, and the fact that he is left-handed,
make Gilmore look like a giant Bill Russell, a pretty good feat
JACKSONVILLE even has a flair for names. Artis Gil-
more, Pembrook Burrows III; and Vaughn Wedeking are not
the kind of names you could indiscriminately pick out of a phone
Then there is the leader of the whole bunch, Coach Joe
Williams. Williams dresses in black boots, blue pants, a blood
red shirt, a black tie and a white Edwardian jacket. He believes
in a team having fun and consequently has no training rules
for the irrepressible squad. Guard Chip Dublin drags his stereo
with him to all places and the team practices to music. Adolph
Rupp commented that, "No team of mine would ever do that,"
but maybe the Baron is wondering now whether or not it might
.+ be a good policy.
WILLIAMS HAS NO set concepts that he applies, but lets
his boys play the game the way they want. It fits in with his
idea that basketball should be fun. And fun it has been for
Jacksonville this fear. "We've had a great time," he says. "We've
enjoyed every minute of it." And who wouldn't - with a 27-1
record and a shot at the nationals?
But success might be getting to 'the Dolphins. All of the
players used to have their names on the backs of their., uni-
'forms, except Dublin. He wore number 31 and had no name. It
seemed to be natural, though, and set the unorthodox Jackson-
vill tempo. But now, for the finals on national television, Dub-i
lin is advertising his name on his uniform. Superstitious types
4 might consider this a bad omen.
The Big Brokers probably don't. ;They're probably just wor-,
ried about what Dublin is putting on the stereo, not what he is
putting on his back. Win or lose, they should keen having fun.
They'll wow fans with their warmups, amaze them by playing
6-10 Rod McIntyre at guard, and shock them with Williams'
clothes, and maybe, just maybe, they'll astound everyone by
r taking home all the marbles because they're more than funny,
they are good, real good.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. A'P)-
Mike Shannon, the St. Louis Car-
dinals regular third-baseman, will
be out of the line-up until July or
August and possibly the entire
season because of a kidney condi-
tion that could end his baseball
Dr. Stan London, Cards' club
physician, said Tuesday that the
30-year-old athlete would be sent
home to St. Louis Friday and en-
ter Jewish Hospital for a series
DR. LONDON described Shan-
non's ailment as "glomerulo ne-
phritis" and said it wasn't ma-
lignant and wasn't contagious.
Shannon, who has a .304 bat-
ting average for nine exhibition
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OAKLAND (P)-The Oakland
Times reported last night that
Kentucky All-American Dan Is-
sel had signed with the Ken-
tucky Colonels of the ABA. The
Times also quotes unnamed
sources as saying that the ABA'
had signed two players who
were playing in post-season
tourneys and an underclassman,
but the players weren't named.
tournament by the body-block of
a Villanova player during t h e
Bonnies impressive 97-74 victory
over the Wildcats. He was operat-
ed on Sunday for torn ligaments
in his right knee, which will be
in a cast for several weeks.
In the best of health are the
Bruins of UCLA, trying to capture
an unprecedented fourth straight
NCAA championship. They over-
came an outstanding performance
by Utah State forward Mary Rob-
erts to whip the Aggies 101-79
Saturday, but should have a
tougher time with New Mexico
State in a game defeated Utah
State coach LaDell Anderson rates
BIG FORWARDS Curtis Rowe
and Sid Wicks e a c h scored 26
while backcourt aces John Vallely
and Henry Bibby hit double-fig-
ures for the, Bruins in the romp
over Utah State. These four plus
6-9 center Steve Patterson will
start for UCLA tonight; this gives
the Bruins possibly the finest
shooting backcourt around and
the strength to match New Mex-
ico State on the boards.
"It's a grudge thing with us,"
says New Mexico State's flashy
guard Jimmy Collins in describ-
ing the game with UCLA. State
has faced the Uclans the last two
years in NCAA play, losing by
scores of 58-49 and 53-38.
Coach Lou Henson says his Ag-
gies won't use the same tactics
that have lost for them the last
two years. "We're not going to,
slow it down against them like
we have the last two years," Hen-
son says, "We'll try to do the
things we do well and not worry
about what they do."
W L Pet. GB
xlndiana 52 17 .754 -
Kentucky 36 33 .522 16
Carolina 34 34 .500 17%
New York 35 38 .479 19
xPittsburgh 23 46 .333 29
Miami 19 52 .268 34
xDenver 41 31 .569 -
xWashington 39 33 .542 2
Dallas 37 33 .529 3
xNew Orleans 35 33 .515 4
xLos Angeles 35 36 .493 5y2
x-Late game not included.
Pittsburgh vs. Washington at Los An-
New Orleans at Los Angeles, inc.
Denver at Indiana, inc.'
games, said he felt no pain and
hadn't lost any weight.
The ailment was discovered in
a routine phyiscal. checkup at the
start of spring training. Further'
tests resulted in Wednesday's
"I hope I can come back in July
or August," said Shannon.
"I MIGHT NOT ever be able to
play baseball again," he continued.
"There is the extreme possibility
that I might not be cured. There
also is a possibility that I might
be cured in a couple of weeks.
They say sometimes this condi-
tion corrects itself."
IN THE MEANTIME, Bing De-
vine, general manager of the team,
said he expected to get together
with John Quinn, general manager
of the Phillies, within a few days
to work out some solution to the,
problem that arose when Curt
Flood refused to report to Phila-
delphia after he was traded by
THERE HAD been unconfirmed
rumors that Shannon might go
to the Phils. The latest develop-
ment eliminated that possibility-
if it ever existed.
Devine said there was no chance
that any players dealt to Phila-
delphia would be returned to St.
Louis or vice versa.
Flood, who is sueing baseball
for violation of anti-trust laws in
an attempt to break the reserve
clause, was traded to the Phils
last fall with catcher Tim Mc-
Carver and pitchers Joe Hoerner
and Byron Brownie for Richie Al-
len, infielder 'Rojas and pitcher
Proposals for the construe-
tion of new intramural facilities
will be discussed at a meeting
of the Advisory Committee on
Recreation, Intramurals a n d
Club Sports at 3:30 this after-
noon on the second floor of the
W1omen's Athietic Building.
The Michigan Women's Golf
Club will begin their season on
April 14. Regular Tuesday
tournaments include 18 and
nine hole events on the Univer-
sity course. For further Informa-
tion, contact Mrs. Robert Vene-
teau at 663-0817.
Amazin' Aggies Charley Criss on the go
One of the things the Aggies do
well is rebound. All-American 6-9
center Sam Lacey, 6-8 Jeff Smith
and 6-5 John Burgess are tough
enough to keep the Bruins off the
boards and give Wicks, Rowe and
Patterson a physical beating, too.
Lacey grabbed 24 against Drake
as New Mexico State won the bat-
tle of the boards 54-42 and the
UCLA could h u r t the Aggies
with a zone, as New Mexico
State's Collins is the only consis-
tent outside shot - on his team.
However, State shot 53 per cent
from the floor in ousting Drake.
A repeat of that shooting per-
formance could sideline UCLA.
Guards Collins and Charley Criss
should be able to handle UCLA's
As if the loss of Lanier is not
enough bad news, the Bonnies will
have to play the wonder team of
the tournament in Jacksonville,
which has come through the
toughest schedulee in the'tourna-
ment for this game.,
Six-five sophomore Matt Gantt
will replace Lanier and since St.
Bonaventure's next tallest start-
er is, 6-3 Greg Gary, the Bonnies
will have to cope with one of the
greatest height disadvantages in
the history of college ball. Gantt
won't be a b 1 e to fill Lanier's
shoes but he did look good in the
97-74 win over Villanova.
Seemingly the Bonnies -only
chance to gain the NCAA finals
is to slow the game down almost
to a standstill; with Billy Kal-
baugh and Paul Hoffman St.
Bona may have the slick guards
to do it. But someone would still
have to provide some offense, so it
looks as though the Bonnies'are
COACH JOE WILLIAMS of
Jacksonville will. once again don
his red, white and blue outfit as
his Dolphins continue their march
out of obscurity toward an NCAA
crown. Jacksonville shattered the
doubts about its talent Saturday
by taking Kentucky, the nation's
number one team, out of the
tournament 106-100 and sending
old Adolph Rupp back to his old
Rex Morgan stepped into the
forefront of Jacksonville's galaxy
of stars against Kentucky as he
fired in 28 points and clinched
the win with two foul shots with
27 seconds to play. Artis Gilmore,
the pride of Chipley, Florida, con-
tinued his fine tournament play,
scoring 24 points and snaring 20
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