Tuesday, January 2 1, 1969
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
in struggle of the
By JOEL BLOCK
A couple of would-be title con-
tenders battle each other tonight
at Evanston in the Michigan-
Northwestern basketball game.
Northwestern scrambled p a s t
their non-league opponents in un-
characteristic fashion winning
eight straight after dropping their
opener to Stanford, 64-58. They
even carried their winning ways
into their first Big Ten encount-
er, smashing Michigan State 85-
71 at East Lansing.
Their nine-game streak w a s
their longest since the '30's when
they won a combined ten straight
at the end of the 1934 season and
the beginning of the 1935 cam-
But ah, the winds of fortune
have gone the other way for the
Wildcats as they have lost three
conference games in a row, in-
cluding last Saturday's 89-75
home court humiliation to Mich-
"Our problem has been incon-
sistency," laments Wildcat Coach
Ken Maxie (5-9)
Dan Fife (6-2)
Rudy Tomjanovich (6-7)
Dennis Stewart (6-6)
Richard Carter (6-3)
Larry Glass. "We play OK for academic
a while, but then hit bad streaks many of
I by making a lot of mistakes." fore the
Glass adds, "But the teams Orr, in
' we've lost to have also played Bob Sulli'
good games against us. The Mich- tonight. 1
l igan State loss was a heck of a es are ph
game. We were up by three with Glass s
eight or nine minutes to go and man-to-m
then went ahead by four with a game des
couple minutes left. had so n
"But then both teams started Ohio Stat
to foul, they made theirs and we "I'm no
didn't. If we weren't hustling I'd type of z
be made, but we have been and only used
' there's not much I can do about
it," Glass concluded.
Michigan has suffered a similar
downfall. The Wolverines w e r e
riding high on a 8-3 record and
two Big Ten victories until they
hit a frigid streak up in Minnea-
polis. They dropped both the
Minnesota and Ohio State con-
tests, and now sport a mediocre
2-2 Big Ten record.
Michigan Coach John Orr put
the blame on shooting, "We didn t
shoot like we should in both these
games, and I'm a little worried,
he said in the lockerroom after
the Buckeye loss.
There have been other factors
in the Wolverine demise. Starting
guard Dan Fife has had an ulcer
for the past several weeks, losing A
twelve pounds and a lot of his
energy in the process.'::nU
jRichard Carter missed the Min-
nesota. debacle because of an RUD
Terry Gamber (6-1)
Dale Kelley (6-0)
James Sarno (6-8)
Dan Davis (6-3)
Don Adams (6-6)
deficiency and missed
the team practices be-
Ohio State loss.
fact, hints he may start
van instead of C a r t e r
No other line-up chang-
says he will keep h i s
nan defense in tonight's
pite the fact Michigan
uch trouble against the
te 1-2-2 zone.
t a great believer in any I
zone defense and we've
it once this year against
Simpson set for play in AFL
PHIILADELPHIA (P) - 0. J.
Simpson, college football's most
publicized star of 1968, said last
night there is little hope he will
play in the National Football
League next season.
"I'll be disappointed at not
playingin the NFL," said Simp-
son, of "Southern California.
"There 's little chance of getting
away from the American Football
Simpson was in town to re-
ceive the prestigious Maxwell
Award, honoring the legendary
sports figure, Robert W. Maxwell,
who died in an automobile acci-
Halfback, Leroy Kelly of t h e
Cleveland Browns also attended
F the. ceremones. with the Philadel-
phia sports writers and received
Ohio State 83, Georgia Tech 73
Iowa St. S$, Oklahoma State 56
Rice 83, Florida State 8o
Southern Miss. 95, Louisiana Tech 85
Oberlin 67, Wayne State 65
Florida A&M 91, Bethune-Cookrnan
Eastern Kentucky 87, Tennessee Tech
the Bert Bell Memorial Award.
The awards honor the outstand-
ing college and professional foot-
ball players of the year.
Simpson was noncommittal as
to whether he will actually play
"It depends on what the offer
is," he said. "If it's unsatisfac-
tory, I really don't know. I might
make a few movies, but that's the
He said several movie producers
have expressed an interest in
filming his life story.
Under terms of the AFL-NFL
merger, the team with the worst
record gets the first choice in the
coming draft. The Buffalo Bills of
the AFL qualify for that dubious
honor and will probably pick
"No one alone can carry the
Bills to a championship," he said.j
"I just hope I can help them. I
doubt if I will carry the ball as
often-at least I hope not."
Simpson said he expected to
play pro ball between 3-5 years
and then work with youngsters in
his native California.'
Loug hery leads Bullet blitz
V Wiehita's Katzenrneyer still
looking for football mentor,
By The Associated Press as much time as possible to organ-
Athletic Director Bert Katzen- ize his staff and do his recruiting
meyer of Wichita State University before the May deadline for sign-
said Monday the wheels have been ing high school players to letters
set in motion to find a new foot- of intent.
ball coach as quickly as possible.
Eddie -Kriwiel, whose Shocker
football team \was 0-10 in 1968, KEEP AHEAD
resigned as head coach last Friday OF YOUR HAIRY
aftesr only one year at the helm.
Kriwiel was the third Wichita 0 NO WAITING
football coach in as many seasons. 7 BARBERS
Katzenmeyer had reportedly of- 0 OPEN 6 DAYS
fered the post to Tony Mason, The Dascola Barbers
former Michigan defensive co-
ordinator. Near Michigan Theatre
Mason as of yet has made no
"We'll hire a new coach just
as quickly as possible," said Kat-
zenmeyer. "It is most important
that, this be done quickly."
Katzenmeyer said the university
wanted to give the new head coach
BALTIMORE WP - The Balti-,
more Bullets went on a 12-2 spurt
late in the third quarter and
raced to a 122-109 National Bas-
ketball Association victory over
the Boston Celtics last night.
It was Baltimore's third victory
in a row over Boston this season
and enabled the Bullets to open
up a 3 Y2-game lead over 'the
Celtics and the Philadelphia}76ers
in the Eastern Division. The loss
dropped Boston to third place,
several percentage points behind
K e v i n Loughery scored 38
points to lead the Bullets, who
used the fast break effectively
and had four players credited with
five assists each.
Leading 88-85 near the end of
the third period, the Bullets spurt-
ed ahead 100-87 early in the final
quarter as Jack Marin scored six
points and Gus Johnson four dur-
ing the 12-2 string.
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This Week in Sports
BASKETBALL - Michigan at Northwestern, 9 p.m.
GYMNASTICS- Intra-squad Exhibition, I.M. Building, 7 p.m.
HOCKEY-- Michigan at Michigan State
UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES CENTER
SOPH SHOW '69
BASKETBALL - Michigan at Michigan State (IV, 2:15 p.m.) Petitions available at UAC Offices, 2nd floor Mich-
WRESTLING - Michigan at Purdue
GYMNASTICS - Michigan at Western Michigan igan Union-Petitions due January 26.
SWIMMING - Southern Illinois at Matt Mann Pool, 3:30 p.m. OPEN TO ALL FRESHMEN
INDOOR TRACK - Michigan Relays at Yost Field House, 11 a.m.
HOCKEY - Michigan State at Coliseum, 8 p.m.
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