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Wednesday, October 23, 1968

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Wednesday, October 23, 1968 THE MICH'GAN DAILY

F 3

Michigan, Minnesota

to vie

for

Jug

Meyer heads U.S. swim sweep;
Petrove hits gold in skeet shoot

By THOMAS R. COPI
Last week Michigan defeated
Big Ten co-champion Indiana in
a real heart-stopper at Blooming-
ton.
This week, the Wolverines have
a chance to-wipe out another of
the d e f e n d i n g co-champions,
namely, Minnesota.
The Golden Gophers, whose rec-
ord of 3-2 this year is a good
capsule description of the type of
club they are, haven't' visited An I
Arbor since 1966, when they suf-

fered a 49-0 shellacking at the
hands of an inspired Michigan
eleven.
Into this year's battle for the
Little Brown Jug (better known as'
the "Clash for the Crock"), Min-
nesota will bring ambition, high
hopes, and a 2-0 record in Big
Ten play.
Since both Minnesota and Mich-
igan are undefeated in league ac-
tion, Saturday's game is what is
known as a "must" for both~
squads, in that the team that
wins will have a much better shot
at the Western Conference title
than the team that loses.
The crystal-ball types from the
Associated Press have given the
surprising Wolveripes a surpris-
ing two-touchdown edge.in Mich-
igan's homecoming tilt.
Minnesota comes to the Athens
of the Midwest fresh fi'om a 14-13
win over Hugh "Duffy" Daugher-
ty's luckless Spartans last week at
East. Lansing. Capitalizing on six
State fumbles, the Gophers man-
aged to eke out their second con-
ference win by the sm'allest of
margins.
In that game Minnesota, which
has been plagued by a stuttering
offense all year, managed to
maintain only two drives, one of
which resulted in the Gophers'
second touchdown, the other of
which was thwarted by a heart-{

MEXICO CITY A'P - Evgemy
Petrove of the Soviet Union won
the gold medal in the Olympic
skeet shooting contest yesterday
after a shoot-off with Romano
Garagnani of Italy and Konrad
Wirnhier of West Germany.
Garganani won the silver and
Wirnhier was third for the bronze.
In other action, resilient Debbie
Meyer, so ill Monday night she

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
HERE'S HOW IT WAS DONE two years ago as the Mighty Michigan Wolverines simultaneously
white-washed and shellacked the uphappy Minnesota Gophers, 49-0. Bone-crushing tackles such
as the one pictured above kept the Gopher backs on the ground for most of the game, as the Won-'
derful Wolverines scampered up and down the field at will, scoring touchdown after touchdown.

Ago inst
TeWl
4i
Revv ltioary, sports: 1
L berate the Stadium
By KIM JOHNSON
It was sunry and warm a week ago Saturday for the football
game. Like all the rest of the conventional students, I had shelled out
14 dollars to that coldly capitalistic institution, the college athletic
empire. I scorned myself for my moment.of weakness, and forgbowing
to the pressure of social acceptance (That must go).
"I'll make the best of it," I vowed, "and use it as a chance
to observe this as a phenomenon, as another thing to be changed."
Thus deciding, I chose to make myself inconspicuous in typical,
conservative clothes, although even this revolted my anti-estab-
lishment tastes and standards.
My friend (who I tolerate, being tolerant, even though he is
boringly middle-class) and I left from my apartment (which I hate,
since It is a sterile cubicle and not 'a dark, dank basement. where
I could assert my individuality; and because it is a symbol of the
feudalistic Ann Arbor landlord domination).
"Boy, look at the people! And all the ears!" exclaimed my friend
as we proceeded towards that sshrine of dg Ten football addicts,E
Michigan tadium (It will be lberatedsomedy).
"Lemings," I sneered. "Can't think for themselves, so they1
just 'accept and follow. And, they support an organization simply)
inconsistent, with the true concept of a fi'ee university, too."
And the cars, the expensive, shiny symbol of our materialistic
culture, caused me to again repudiate the standards forced upon me
against my will by my status-conscious parents and associates, (They'll]
be 'gone).
The pigs were there, of course, in our streets, with their
helnets and guns and sticks. And as they pointed and ordered the
,y cars and 'pedestrians about with expressionless, fixed faces, I)
expvrienced a sinking feeling in my stomach. (They will have
to go)..
Defiantly ignoring a gate ,marked "students" (I'll be damned if
I'll b pushed and channeled like the other sheep), I thrust out my
ticket' (someday we'll make them learn 'our names, and we can
burn our I.D. cards and tickets) to the impersonal guard. Then I was
inside th concentration camp wire that surrounds the stadium from
the people (That will be torn down).
Jammed like cattle into lnes, forced to sit where the little num-
bers on our tickets said, we had to submit to the authoritarian guards
who invade our privacy by ekamining our ticket again.
Of course, we were repressed from the freedom to express our-
selves by sitting where we will (on the field-yes! In the press box-
why not? Do you, or Joe Falls, have more right?) "Fascist pigs," my
. mind shouted at the guards, "let us freel"
And as I saw the uniformed Boy Scouts, they appeared to me
as the Hitler Youth, and suddenly I felt empty, and wondered if
anyone else was aware enough to perceive the terrible meaning of
it all. (They will be freed).
The band pranced and played, easily entertaining my shallow
friend and the ignorant, burgeois crowd. It appalled me that 100,000
y people were blind enough to accept this Roman-orgy indictment of
the decadence of our society. (That will be changed).
The game, and the ecstatic, roaring approval of inhuman' naked
violence; the exhileration over crass physical talent; the establishment
sanctioning such bureaucratic capitalism in the name of sport-all
this emphasized how diseased and degenerate our modern culture
has become.' The fraud, the hoax being perpetrated before the
unaware, apathetic mass made me recoil in disgust and contempt.
(Sports Will not go; paying audiences will).
And the noble black man, being exploited for his skill, his
body-to hell with his education. The racism and bigotry cried out
for acknowledgement. The crdwd, soothing its conscience with the
idea that sports makes all men equal, repressed any conception of
this. And remained safely innocent. (They will be awakened).
The end, and the crowd, mind-blown and drunk in victory, con-
veniently re-ordering their values of importance, celebrated. As did
my friend.
Or did he? Watching the people, he turned to me with a terrible
question in his eyes. A look of comprehension? Perhaps a loss of
innocence? New awareness? Had the fertile seeds of liberating radical-
ization been planted? (He will get another chance).
The Revolution. The movement. The future. It has begun.
We want the world and we want it now.
(And when we get it, hoo boy.)

breaking interception on the one allowed an average of 39 points
yard line. per game this year, putting' them
The Minnesotans' other score in the "hapless" category.
came on a spectacular 58-yard The Gophers' only other winthis
punt retdrn by Doug Roalstad. year was over the same Wake For-
To say that Minnesota's defen- est team that came so close to
sive unit effectively bottled up the beating Purdue last week. They
Spartan attack to insure the win also came close to beating Minne-
would be wrong, as the men in sota. The final' score was a close
green-and-white amassed a total 24-19.
of 406 yards offensively. Minne- This is not to say that Minne-1
sota's win over the Spartans was sota poses no threat to Michigan's
instead a direct result of State's four-game win streak. Lest we for-
fumble-itis. Even one of the get, the Gophers threw a scare in
Gophers' assistant coaches said O. J. Simpson's USC squad in the
after the game "We didn't deserve season's opener by jumping out
that one.' . ' to a 10-0 lead before falling to the
Minnesota's other conference Trojans 29-20. And they took a
win came at the expense of the 14-0 lead into the locker room at
Fighting Illini, of Illinois, 17-10. halftime in their game against
In purveying this score, it should Nebraska, only to lose that one
be remembered that Illinois, has 17-14, as they ere unable to keep
- - the Cornhuskers out of their end-

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The closest thing the Gophe s
have to an. individual offensive
threat is their leading ground-
gainer, halfback George Kemp,
who is averaging just over 40
yards per game this year. His best
game so far this year was against
MSU, in which he gained over 60

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daily
sporlts
NIGHT EDITOR:
FRED LaBOUR

BULLETIN
MEXICO CITY ()-Debbie
Meyer, the 16-year-old Sacra-
mento, Calif., speedster, over-
came illness last night and led
a United States sweep in the
women's 200-rueter freestyle
with an Olympic Games record
of 2:10.5.
Jan Henne of Oakland, Calif.,
was second and Jane Barkman
of Wayne, Pa., third.
was feared lost to the U.S. swim-
ming team, bounced back with a
brilliant performance yesterday
that sent the Americans splashing
toward another medal spree at the
1968 Games.
The powerhouse U.S. pool con.'
tingent, set back early in the day
when ailing breaststroke queen
Catie Ball was forced to drop out
of the 200-meter race, rallied be-
hind Miss Meyer, 16-year-old
freestyle marvel from Sacramento,
Calif., to qualify 14 men and
women for semifinals and finals
in five swimming events.
Debbie, plagued by a sore throat
and intestinal trouble, showed no
effects of illnesses in scampering
to a 25-meter triumph in the
women's 800-meter freestyle trials.
Before she became ill, she was
regarded as a cinch to add the
800 and 200 freestyle titles to her
100-meter gold conquest earlier in
the Games.
The 200 freestyle finals were
set for last night, along with the
finals in the men's 100-meter back-
stroke and 200-meter breaststroke.
The United States, which went
into the 10th day of over-all com-
petition with a Games-leading
total of a whopping 66 medals,
including 28 golds, faced its most
severe basketball test late last
night-a 'semifinal confrontation
with Brazil that was televised na-
tionally.
Meanwhile, defending champion
Hungary and Bulgaria advanced
to the finals of the Olympic soc-
cer tournament yesterday.
Hungary whipped Japan 5-0 be-
fore Bulgaria edged host Mexico
3-2. Japan and Mexico will play
for the bronze medal tomorrow.
Hungary will be trying for its
third consecutive title, having won
in Rome in ' 1960 and in Tokio
four years ago.
West Germany, Hungary and

ri

Eid

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C team
hokay"l
"We play 'em one at a time,"
commented Libel Captain Loath-.
some Landsman after yesterday'sC
grueling practice session at thes
Hill.
Loathsome led the Libel 'B' teamN
to a crushing defeat at the handsa
of the 'C' team before the exciteda
gaze of hundreds.a
The 'C' team looked more pow-o
erful than ever yesterday, recov-
ering beautifully from the loss r
through inertia of ex-coach Nap-i
py-Ass Tnerko.
"I'll pick a coach," commentedx
Loathsome, but he was hootedr
down by, Frenchie LaBour, t h e
second-year scatback who led the
league in passing last season.
Developing rapidly into a pin-
naole of powerful performance, the
'C' secondary, headed up by Soft-
ball -Ace' Gromper Gray and
straight shooter Flash Sacks, roll-
ed up yard after yard without eas-
ing up once.
And although Coach "Biggie"
Copi was unable to a'ttend, acting
Big Cheese Shoo Shoo Shister II
noted, "If them UAC guys show up
for the game they should've stayed
home."

zone in the second hall.
As for Minnesota's personnel,
Gopher coach Murray Warmath
bemoans the loss of last year's
"superstars," especially on offense.
"When you lose players like Char-
ley Sanders, John Williams and
Curt Wilson, you have lost super
performers," moaned Warmath in
a preseason interview.
Phil Hagen, who hails from Eau
Claire, Wis., has stepped into the
shoes of Curt Wilson at quarter-
back, and found them over-sized.;
With excellent protection, he was
able to complete only 13 of 26
aerials against State last week,
and had a pair of passes picked
off, to boot.
He has completed a total of four
passes to the opposition thus far
in 1'968.
For the season, Hagen has com-
pleted 63 of 120. He's not exactly
rewriting Minnesota's record book.

yards. -
All in all, it can be said without
regret that the Golden Gophers
have a balanced, if uninspired of-
fense. Their y a r d a g e gained,
against MSU last week was almost
equally divided between rushing
and passing: 119 yards for the
'former, 114 for the latter.
Always highly-regarded defen-
sively, the Gophers this year have
allowed their opponents over 300
yards per game.
A pair of MSU backs, Triplett
and Love by name, chewed up the
vaunted Minnesota defensive line
for over 200 yards between them.
It'might be noted at this Junc-
ture that MSU ran an option play
with great successkagainst the
Gophers-the same kind of option
play that Michigan backs Dennis
Brown ands Ron Johnson have
been known to use more than a
few times per game.

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