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doug heller


Crummy game


of the week

Everybody ought to have a home town newspaper. Not a big
metropolitan paper that covers everything in general, but a paper that
bases itself on the local want ads and "Mrs. Smith went to the store
yesterday and bought a dozen eggs. This is her all-time record."
The Rockland County Journal-News is such a paper. A few
of thei regular columnists are noted radicals - Barry Goldwater,
William Buckley and John Chamberlain, for example. And every
once ina while you read about "When Roger Brown was a 250-lb.
fullback for Nyack High- . .."
At least, the Rockland County Journal-News WAS such a paper.
They still carry Goldwater, Buckley and Chamberlain, all right, and
you still findl out quickly that Roger Brown played football for Nyack.
But somewhere along the line, as the population of the area increased,
a little spark has been added.
This year the Journal-News unveiled "The Bottom Ten," a cap-,
sule roundup of the nation's exceptional teams, exceptional in their
direct/opposition to those usually appearing in the ratings of the As-
sociated Press.
The column itself begins in the following manner:
"The nice thing about being the lowest scoring team in thef
nation is that you don't have to do anything to maintain your
"And that's what Wisconsin did against Iowa Saturday - noth-
ing - absorbing a shutout for the third straight week, 0-41, and
holding its lead at the top of the Bottom Ten football teams.
The Badgers have ,scored 24 points, or 4.8 per game, in losing five
straight. Their opponents are averaging 35.2 per game."
Second ranked New Mexico, meanwhile, ran into San Jose State,
a small college team. San Jose had been allowing 45 points a game
but blasted the Lobos, 24-55.
Traditional anti-powers Columbia, Brown and Pittsburgh domi-
nate the rankings, but there is still room for schools - like Illinois.
The Illini have been simply remarkable this season as their 194 points
allowed turn into a mere 39.2 a contest. They also turn into five solid
From these ratings (based on objective arbitrary decisions)
one can easily see that Northwestern, with its murderous schedule,
is the best team in the country that has neither a win or a tie.
Also revealed is the fact that fifteenth ranked Wake Forest is the
best team that has not won but has tied.
Overall, the Big Ten takes sectional honors with three teams In
the Bottom Ten while thejIvy League has two and no other conference
has more than one. Nice going, fellas.
The astounding Atlantic Coast Conference has nobody in the
Bottom Ten, but is represented by Wake Forest and Clemson in the
;Bottom Twenty. Of course, North Carolina dropped right out of the
ratings with its shocking upset of Florida last Saturday, but Duke,
South Carolina, and Maryland are all waiting in the wings should
somebody else falter, and win.

By The Associated Press
Kaye Hall and Charles Hickcox
won their second gold medals,
Sharon Wichman became the, first
U.S. breaststroke champion, and
Mike Burton won the 400-meter
freestyle, giving the U.S. corps a
gold medal sweep of all four swim-
ming finals yesterday.
At the same time, a scandal in-
volving alleged payoffs to athletes
swirled around the Olympic Vil-
Don Ferris, world renowned au-
thority on track and field, said
yesterday that virtually every
country in the Olympics is in-
volved in the equipment scandal,
with payoffs ranging from $500
to $6,000.
"The matter is being investi-
gated thoroughly," added the 79-
year-old secretary emeritus of the
U.S. Amateur Athletic Union and
newly-elected member of the pow-
erful council of the International
A m a t e u r Athletic Federation
The IAAF is the ruling body of
track and field sports. It certifies
all track competitors in the Olym-
pic Games.
Everett Barnes, acting executive
director of the U.S. Olympic Com-
mittee, said his executive board
was still investigating reports that
athletes who competed in the
Olympic Games received money for
wearing equipment from certain
"We hope to clean this up before
the end of the Games," Barnes
He, said the committee's in-
vestigation has failed to turn up
any confirmation of reports that
American athletes were paid for
wearing certain brands of athletic
"At this time," Barnes said, "we
have nothing to substantiate the
rumors with respect to athletes
subject to our jurisdiction."
If a medal-winning athlete
should be found, to' have taken
money, his name could be erased
from the record books and his
medals lifted, Barnes said.
This happened in the case of
America's famed Indianf Jim
Thorpe, who won the decathlon in
the 1912 Games at Antwerp. His
medal was taken away because
* he was reported to have played


s Olympians
her second straight 200. When she
climbed out of the pool, she burst
* into tears.
d a..vMike Burton's victory was espe-
cially pleasing to the U.S. squad
since the Carmichael, Calif., res-
dent was ill earlier in the week.
In fact he was unable to eat solid
foods for two days.
But he won the 400-meter free-
ROBIN WRIGHT style in Olympic record time of
4:09, defeating world record holder
Ralph Hutton of Canada by three
final strokes and won in 4:48.4, meters. France's Alain Mosconi
well off his world record of 4:39. was third.
Hall finished second and Mi- In setting a world record in the

semi-professional baseball prior to
his participation. The medal went
to the runner-up, Huge Wieslander'
of Sweden.
The International 0 1 y m p i c
Committee, which under the mili-
tant Avery Brundage has been a
guardian of amateurism in the
Games, is said also to be concerned
about the investigation.
"The matter must first be
brought to our attention by one
of the national committees or one
of the federations," Brundage
Ferris said he understood that
the matter was first brought to
light when an athlete told his of-
ficials of a payoff by a company
and turned the money back.
"The investigation c e n t e r s
around those athletes who did not
see fit to notify their superiors of
the payments," Ferris said..
In the Olympic events them-
selves, Hickcox, an Indiana Uni-
versity senior from Phoenix, Ariz.,
won the 400-meter medley, adding
to his title in the 200-meter med-
ley and his second-place finish in
the 100-meter backstroke.
He staged a close battle with
Gary Hall of Garden Grove, Calif.,
in the 400 medley, but the pre-
law student spurted ahead in the

chael Holthause of West Germany
was third.E
Miss Wichman, a high school
junior in Fort Wayne, Ind., pulled
one of the biggest upsets in the
swimming competition by flashing
through the 200-meter breaststroke
in Olympic record time of 2:44.4.
Defending champion, Galina Pro-.
zumenshikova of Russian was sec-
ond and Djurdjica Bjedov of
Yugoslavia was third.'
The top three in the women's
200 breststroke were also the top
trio in the 100-meter. But in that
race Djurdjica Bjedov was first,
Miss Prozumenshikova second and
Miss Wichman third.
Miss Prozumenshikova was no-
ticeably upset at her failure to win

100-meter backsetroke, Miss Hall
clipped two-tenths of a second off
the mark held by Karen Muir of
South Africa, who isn't competing
in these Games because her coun-
try's racial policies kept itrout.
Canada's Elaine Tanner led
Kaye as they neared the finish,
but the American pulled ahead in
the closing strokes.
Defending champion Russia
overcame a thrilling individual
performance by Vera Caslavska of
Czechoslovakij Wednesday night
and won the women's team gym-
nastics gold medal.
Czechoslovakia was second and
East Germany third.
Miss Caslavska won, for the sec-
ond time, the Olympic all-around


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-Associated Press
ATTEMPTING TO SET UP SCORE in the Olympic basketball
semi-finals Tuesday night, a Brazilian player passes from under-
neath the basket past Charles Scott (9) and Spencer Haywood
of the United States. The Americans won anyway, 75-63, and will
play Yugoslavia fors the gold medal tomorrow. Jo Jo White was
high scorer with 16 points in the game which marks the United
States 74th win without a loss in'the Olympics. The Yugoslavians
pulled a 63-62 upset of the heavily favored Soviet Union team
to reach the finals. Vladimir Kvetkevic converted two free throws
with eight seconds left to clinch the viciory. The Americans,
originally not favored to win their seventh straight gold medal,
has previously defeated Yugoslavia 72-58.
Forming League for Thursday Nights
y Sign up teams or individuals
at Michigan Union Bowling Lanes
see George

IM Co-Recreation activities
cancelled for Friday, Oct. 25th
due to Homecoming Dance. Ac-
tivities will resume on Friday,
November 1st.
* * * *
IM Basketball Officials need-
ed. No experience necessary. Pay
is $2.50 per game. Organiza-
tional Meeting in IM Building
on Wednesday, Oct. 30th at 7:00'

There will be an organization-
al meeting for all those inte-
rested in becoming IM basket-
ball official on Wednesday, Oc-
tober 30th at 7:00 p.m. in the
IM Building. No experience -'is
necessary; pay is $2.50 a game.
* * *
IM Co-recreation activities
will be cancelled tomorrow night
due to the Homecoming Dance.
Activities will resume on Friday,
Noyember 1.

Bottom 10
1. Wisconsin (0-5)
2. New Mexico (0-5)
3. Columbia (0-4)
4. Wichita St. (0-5)
5. Illinois (0-5) .
6. Brown (1-3)
7. Pittsburg (1-4)
8. Baylor (0-4)
9. Mississippi St. (0-4-1)
10. Northwestern (0-5)

Last Loss
Iowa, 0-41
San Jose St., 24-55
Yale, 7-29
Cincinnati, 27-40
Notre Dame, 8-58
Dartmouth, 0-48
Navy, 16-17
Arkansas, 19-35
Texas Tech, 28-28
Ohio St., 21-45

Next Disaster
Oiio State
Air Force
Texas A & M

The next worse:
11. Rice (0-3-1); 12. Tulane (1-4); 13. ECU (1-4) ; 14. Navy (1-4) ;
15. Wake Forest (0-4-1); 16. Texas-El Paso (1-3-1); 17. Washington
State (1-3-1); 18. Tulsa (1-3); 19. Clemson (1-3-1); 20. Colorado
State (2-4).
Slaughter of the week:, Ohio State at Illinois.
Crummy game of the week: tie between Daily-UAC 'and Wiscon-
sin at Northwestern.
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