Wednesday, November 27, 1968
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday1 November 27, 1968 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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By The Associated Press
The Michigan Wolverines led
the way on the 1968 Associated
Press All-Big Ten team by having
six players named to the squad.
Michigan's record breaking Ron
Johnson was a unanimous choice
for the all-conference backfield.
Johnson rushed for 1,018 yards.
and scored 92 points to set Big
Ten records in both departments.
In a single game against Wiscon-
sin, Johnson rushed for 347
yards and scored five touchdowns;
again conference records. The
347 yards was an NCAA single
game rushing record.
Denny Brown, Johnson's back-
field mate with the Wolverines,
was named the All-Big Ten quar-
Brown led the Wolverines to an
t 8-2 season record and was the
Big Ten total offense leader and
collected 1777 yards total for the
season. Over the season, Brown
completed 109 of 229 passes for a
Michigan end Jim Mandich
joined teammates Johnson and
Brown on the All-Big Ten offense.
Mandich caught 43 passes for 574
yards during the season and dis-
tinguished himself as one of the
finest blocking ends in the con-
Tom Curtis, Wolverine safety,
was the only unanimous choice to
the defensive team. Curtis inter-
cepted 10 passes during the cam-
paign and returned them for 182,
yards. When asked to comment
upon his selection, Curtis was
somewhat tongue-tied, "I don't
know what to say," replied Curtis.
Other Wolverines joining Cur-
tis on the defensive squad w e r e
end Phil Seymour and tackle Tom
Goss. Curtis led the Michigan
Michigan's All-Big Ten Players
squad Simpson wins Heisman Trophy;
Keyes, Hanratty rank 2nd, 3rd
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - 0. J. Simpson,
Southern California's record-
breaking runner, was named win- 3 A
ner of the Heisman Trophy yes-
terday as college football's best av.
player for 1968.
Simpson, an All-American as a
junior last season, was an over
whelming choice in t h e voting
conducted by the Downtown Ath }
Congratulations and a free $
pizza go to Larry Newman of
2118 Markiey for winning t he-
final .season edition of Gridde ,
Pickings. Newman only missed
three of the twenty selections:
Michigan (who he picked as an
8 point favorite), Syracuse and
team in tackles and Goss bottled
up the middle with his fine play.
The only other unanimous
choice to the team was offensive
tackle Dave Foley of Ohio State.
Along with Rufus Mayes, another
all-conference tackle, Foley was
a major reason for his team's title
winning victory over Michigan.
Purdue All-American Leroy
Keyes and Iowa's Ed Podolak
rounded out the all-conference
Keyes, though hampered by in-
juries, still managed to ruin the
hopes of mighty Notre Dame by
defeating them almost single
handedly. Keyes ran for two
touchdowns, threw for another
and played defense against the
great Jim Seymour.
Jade Butcher, one of the In-
diana wonder boys, captured the
split end position. The other of-
fensive linemen are Gary Roberts
of Purdue and Jon Meskimen of
Iowa at the guards and Jack Rud-
nay of Northwestern at center.
Chuck Kyle of Purdue missed
being the unanimous choice at
middle guard by one vote and was
his school's only representative on
letic Club among the nation's
sports writers and sportscasters.
He received 2,853 points to 1,103
for runner-up Leroy Keyes of
Purdue and 387 for Terry Han-r
E ratty of Notre Dame.
DENNIS BROWN Ted Kwalick of Penn State, a
sophomore and senior guard Stan tight end, was fourth in the bal-
Broadnax. loting with 254 points, and Ted
Hendricks, defensive end from
Defensively, the Wolverines Miami, Fla., was fifth with 174.
placed tackle Henry Hill, another A total of 1,042 persons voted
sophomore on the number two for the award with Simpson draw-
squad. ing 855 first-place votes, 128 for
Seven Wolverines gained honor- second and . 32 for third. Keyes
able mention. Offensively, senior had 49 votes for first, Hanratty
nt - full- had 22, Kwalick 14 and Hendricks
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Basketball changes sought
NIGHT EDITOR :
the defensive squad. tow 6'5" tackles, 246 pound Foley
The linebacking crew is a for- and 250 pound Mayes. Exclusive
midable one with Big Ten tack- of the backs, the defense averages
ling leader Ken Criter of Wiscon- 216 pounds.
sin leading the way. Also on the H
defense l's Michigan State's Al Holdovers from the 1967 squad
BenenerisMichiban awere Johnson, Keyes, Kyle, Criter
Brenner as a back,.n o ti fMneoaa
The squad is one of veterans, al- and Bob Stem of Minnesota at
though this was an outstanding defensive end. Moving up from
year for sophomores; Ohio State, the 1967 second team to this year's
for instance, started 13 of them; top squad were Rudnay and de-
Only one rookie make it - Ohio fensive back Ted Provost of Ohio
State's roving linebacker John State
Tatum. Michigan players receiving se-
The offensive line averages 230 cond team recognition were of-
pounds, anchored by the Buckeye's fensive tackle Dan Dierdorf, a
Ce Ler iju v iS i ll, Juin .iAi *
back Garvie Crew and sophomore
offensive end Bill Harris were out-
On the defense senior linebacker
Tim Stincic, senior defensive back
George Hoey, a punt and k i c k
return specialist, junior defensive
end Cecil Pryor and sophomore
defensive tackle Dan Parks receiv-
The All-Big Ten Team
ENDS - Jim Mandich, Michigan;
Jade Butcher, Indiana
TACKLES - Dave Foley, O h i o
State; Rufus Mayes, Ohio
GUARDS - Gary RobertsPur-
due; Jon Meskimen, Iowa
4CENTER - Jack Rudnay, North-
BACKS - Dennis Brown, Mich-
igan; Ron Johnson, Michi-
gan; Leroy Keyes, Purdue;
Ed Podolak, Iowa
Wolverine teams open season
"I'm certainly proud and hon-
ored," Simpson told a news con-
ference by telephone from Los
Angeles. "I'm so excited.
"We're happy about everything
that's happened this season, but
we're kind of concerned about
He has carried the ball this year
334 times, a record, and piled up
1,654 yards rushing, a new peak
in that category. He has scored
21 touchdowns, the most in the
A transfer from City College of
San Francisco, Simpson has play-
ed only two seasons with USC but
in that period has accomplished
more than many top-grade ath-
letes are able to gain in three.
His career record shows high
with 3,069 yards rushing and 32
touchdowns. No athlete has ever
gained more on the ground in two
O. J. has a good chance of
grabbing two other season marks
with a game against Notre Dame
left. He needs only 7 points to
overtake Jim O'Brien of Cincin-
nati, who has finished for the
He needs to pick up 85 more
yards in any fashion - running,
pass-catching, kick-returning -
to pass Eugene Morris of West
Texas State as the nation's No. 1
all-purpose back of 1968. Morris
has 1,957 yards, Simpson 1,872.
The Trojans close out their reg-
ular season against Notre Dame
Saturday, then take some time off
before meeting Ohio State in the
Rose Bowl Jan. 1.
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Two radical bas-
ketball changes will be ;proposed
by Big Ten coaches to athletic di-
rectors at the conference winter
meeting in Chicago next month.
Some coaches, who met Sunday
in Chicago, want the Big Ten
basketball runnerup to accept a
bid to the post-season National
Invitation Tournament in New
York City. They also want the 1-
and-1 free throw situation elim-
inated as it is currently under in-
ternational Olympic rules.
John Orr, Michigan's new
coach, proposed a post-season bid
to the Big Ten's second place
"The Big Ten never has gone
overboard for post-season com-
petition -but we've always been a
strong supporter of the NCAA's
national tournament in basket-
ball," said Commissioner Bill
Indiana Coach Lou Watson
was among those opposing post-
season play for the runnerup. "Af-
ter a team makes an all-out bid
for the conference title and the
NCAA tournament berth," he said,
"I think it is too much to ask
for the kids to compete in ano-
ther meet after running second."
Watson wants elimination of
the 1-and-1 rule.
"We are killing our game," he
said. "Nobody comes to see a free-
throw shooting contest and that
is all we will ever have as long
as we continue to make the 1-and-
1 foul call legal."
Reed said the elimination of the
rule is something for the rules
committee to act upon.
* * *
CHICAGO - Outfielder Willie
Horton of the Detroit Tigers has
joined another major league base-
ball star, pitcher Fergy Jenkins
of the Chicago Cubs, on the Har-
lem Globetrotters basketball team.
Both will appear at the Chi-
cago Stadium -Friday night and
will play with the Trotters as of-
ten as their schedules permit.
* * *
DETROIT - Mel Farr of the
Detroit Lions, who was the Na-
tional Football League's leading
ground gainer when he was in-
jured Oct. 27 in a game against
San Francisco, will undergo sur-
gery on his left knee Wednesday
morning and be out for the rest
of the season.
Farr, NFL rookie of the year in
1967, had helped spark the Lions
to a 3-1-2 record up to the date
of his injury. The Lions have not
won a game since then.
Detroit 134, San Diego 120
Philadelphia at Phoenix, inc.
Chicago at Seattle, inc.
Atlanta at Baltimore, inc.
Los Angeles at New York, Inc.
New York at Boston
San Diego vs. Baltimore at Detroit'
Phoenix at Detroit
Cincinnati at Atlanta
Chicago at San Francisco.
No games scheduled.
Montreal at Los Angeles
Toronto at Pittsburgh
Chicago at New York
Boston at St. Louis
Detroit at Philadelphia
Oakland at Minnesota
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Michigan officially opens t h e For the last few seasons, the
basketball season n e x t Monday Michigan wrestling team has
night in a contest with Northern opened its collegiate competition
Illinois starting at 8:00 in t h e with a holiday meet, the Midlands
]yents Building. Open Tournament.
The Huskies from DeKalb, Illi- But this year their holiday meet
nois provided the opposition for will be a month earlier, as the
the dedication 'of the "House that wrestling team squares off away
Cazzie Built" last year in a game from home with the Pittsburgh
highlighted by the appearance of contingent this coming Saturday.
Russell himself. "With all the competition,
.Russell was obviously present making the team will probably
for the dedication of the building, be tougher on the wrestlers than
but he also came to see his young- coach Rick Bay. Even now "dog-
er brother Don play.
Don Russell is a 6-2 junior f
guard for Northern Illinois and THIS WEEK
one of the men that the Huskies Fri
are counting upon this year. HOCKEY-Michigan at Wisc
Northern Illinois is an inexper-
ienced team, as coach Tom Jor- Satu
gensen readily admits, with two a WRESTLING-Michigan at Pitt
sophomores in the starting line- GYMNASTICS-Midwest Open
up and all the reserves also being linois
newcomrs.HOCKEY-Michigan at Wiscon.
In addition, guard Nate Mason
broke his knee last year in the Mon
season's opener and only has five BASKETBALL-Northern Illin
minutes of varsity experience.
The only other Husky cager with
experience is senior center Jim fights" in the intra squad bouts
Smith. Smith stands 6-7 and is have left the line-up unsure.
being counted upon to carry most One of the wrestlers relatively
of the scoring a n d rebounding sure of starting is 123-pound,
load. sophomore Tim Cech, runner-up
Joining Smith on the front line in last year's Wolverine frosh
are two sophs, 6-5 Dave Naves and tourney.
Bruce Janus, who is 6-4. Jorgen- Two other newcomers will be
sen feels that they will eventually vying to start at 167, sophomore
be better ballplayers than the men Tim Quinn-Michigan's only win-
they replaced, but is worried about ner in the freshman tournament,
their inexperience at the moment. and transfer student Jesse Rawls.
Playing Northern Illinois should At 130, veterans Steve Rubin or
0 be a pleasure for Michigan in one Lou Hudson will compete with the
respect. decision dependent partly on
whether Rubin's back injury still
The Huskies are one of the fewhmeshmb audy
teams that will not have a height Geoff Henson will be back in
advantage on the Wolverines. .G
Jorgensen readily admits that he his familiar 137 slot, a position he
is"scared to death of Stewart and monopolized all last year. Pitts-
Tomjanovich under the boards." burgh may start one of their
Jorgensen certainly should know freshman tourney winners, 137-
the abilities of the Michigan team, pounder Jack Hopkins, against
as he is the former Wolverine
freshmen mentor. His last team Another transfer student mak-
at Michigan included present sen- ing his first Wolverine start is
iors Stewart, Ken Maxey, Bob Mike Rubin at 145, brother of
Sullivan, Willie Edwards and Dave Steve. In the 152 and 160 pound
McClellan devisions, Jim Sanger and Chuck
Mchlellan r aReiley will wrestle, while the top
This factor alone should add an two heavyweight classes, 177 and
extra incentive to the contest for heavyweight wlabe occuped
both sides. heavyweighte will be occuped by
The game should be a crowd captain Pete Cornell and Pete
pleaser; anyway, as both squads Just back from Columbus,
will probably present a running Drehman will be facing Panther
game. Ralph Cindrich. Two years ago
*Johnny Orr showed his race- the two met in the Pennsylvania
horse style against the freshmen state high school finals, where
on Monday night, and Jorgensen s aat out Cinrs, fr
has expressed hopes that he will Drehman beat out Cindrich for
be able to go with the same type the championship. The next year,
of game. d with Drehman gone, Cindrich
Michigan gained a victory over gabdthe title.
Athletes from over forty schoolsa
will be vaulting, flipping, and
more or less doing their own thing
as the gymnastic season gets un-
derway this Saturday in Chicago
with the Midwest Open. Michigan
gymnasts will be competing
against the best of the Midwest as
representatives of all their Big
Ten opponents will be there.
The Big Ten, however, does not
have a monopoly on all the fav-
orites as Michigan coach Newt
Loken feels that along with Iowa
and Michigan State, the Wol-
ENDS - Phil Seymour, Michigan;
HOCKEY Bob Stein, Minnesota
Thanksgiving weekend will find TACKLES - Tom Goss, Michi-
the Wolverine icers in Madison gan; Charles Bailey, Michigan
opening their 1968 - 69 season Statej
against the surprising Badgers. , MIDDLE GUARD - Charles Kyle,'
Foregoing the warmup games Purdue
against Canadian teams, Michigan LINEBACKERS - Joel Jenke,
substituted Wisconsin instead this Minnesota, Ken Criter, Wis-
year, and after four and a half consin; John Tatum, Ohio
weeks of hitting eacl) other, will State
finally play against shirts which BACKS - Tom Curtis, Michigan;
don't belong to teammates.-. Al Brenner, Michigan State;
But Wisconsin already has four --..-- ---- -
games under its belt. The first
WCHA rival - good old Michi-
gan State - is only a week away,
but Coach Al Renfrew refrains
from referring to this Friday-Sat-
urday night series as "exhibi-r e
'After all," he points out, "they
Hapless may apply to their foot-
ball team, but definitely not to a
the Badger puckmen.
As an independent, they took on
the Western Collegiate Hockey
Association runner up, Michigan
Tech, last weekend on their home
ice at Houghton, and pulled a'
They began gently, and Friday
night ended in a wild 7-7 overtime
Tournament at LaGrange, II-
ois at Events Building, 8 p.m.
verine gymnasts will have to con-
tend with strong teams from Iowa
State and Southern Illinois.
Last year, Iowa won the Big
Ten dual meet competition and
they're back this year, stronger
than dirt, led by Big Ten ring
champ, Don Hatch.
Winners of last year's Big Ten
Meet, Coach George Szypula's
Spartan gymnasts come to this
tournament hurting after losing
their all-around champ Dave Thor
Rather than being a team meet,
the Midwest Open places emphasis
on the individual performers.
The most exciting basketball season at
since Cazzie Russell was thrilling crowdsi
horizon-and the opening is next week,
Dec. 2. Here's whats on tap.
is on the
Then come Saturday, Wiscon-
sin edged past the Huskies in aj
So sporting a 4-0 record (they
also beat Pennsylvania), the Bad-
gers return home to face the
Maize and Blue.
The Wolverines have several
promising sophomores to fill the
graduation holes left captain and
defenseman Bill Lord, forwards
Lee Marttila, Ron Ullyot, and
Bruce Koviak, and reserve goalie
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MICHIGAN'S HOPES in this season's Big Ten basketball race
rest largely with these four veterans. Anchoring the Wolverines
are, left to right, Rudy Tomjanovich, Capt. Ken Maxey, Bob
Sullivan and Dennis Stewart.
MICHIGAN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
* A new coach whose teams are explosive on of-
fense and aggressive on defense.
* Rugged schedule of Big Ten teams in addition to
a giant doubleheader.
* Four talented regulars returning from last year's
* Cushioned, theater-style seats to watch all the
Michigan students and staff can reserve a seat
for a winter of. top-flight college basketball, 12
games in all, for one of the best bargains in ath-
Student season tickets for $6.
Staff season tickets for $11.
General public season tickets for $22.
Johnny Orr takes over as head coach this season
with such outstanding players as Rudy Tomjanovich,
Second Team All-Big Ten as a sophomore, Dennis
Stewart, Capt. Ken Maxey and Bob Sullivan.
-The big doubleheader will bring in Michigan State
to play highly-regarded Toledo with the Wolverines
meeting Western Michigan. in the second game.
Davidson has one of its outstanding teams due
for an Events Building appearance Dec. 7, then comes
Iowa, Indiana, MSU, Illinois, Minnesota and Wis-
This is your last chance to take advantage of the
student and faculty rates for Michigan basketball.
You can buy your tickets now at the athletic ticket
office, 1000 S. State St.
Dec. 2-NORTHERN ILLINOIS
*Dec. 7-WESTERN MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN STATE vs.
Dec. 23-UTAH (Monday)
Dec. 31-DAVIDSON (Tues.)
Jan. 4-IOWA (Saturday)
Jan. 7-INDIANA (Tuesday)
Jan. 18-OHIO STATE (Sat.)
Feb. 8-MICHIGAN STATE
Feb. 11-ILLINOIS (Tuesday)
Dec. 6-UNIV. OF TOLEDO at
Dec. 9-DUKE at Durham
Dec. 20-KENTUCKY INVITA-
21 TIONAL at Lexington
Dec. -28-BUTLER at Indianapolis
Jan. 11-MINNESOTA at Minne-
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Jan. 25-MICHIGAN STATE at
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