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All his life, Mike O'Connor
aspired to be a football player.
In his Detroit high school,
O'Connor went out for the team,
but the fact that he was 5'8" and
105 lbs., .didn't Pnhance his
chances of becoming an asset to
the squad. So O'Connor decided
on basketball.t
The night before the final cut-
offs, the basketball coach deli-
cately suggested O'Connor con-
sider swimming. He did; and thus
began the career that brought
him to Michigan as a Wolverine
O'Connor's high school career
was not outstanding, but he did
demonstrate the fact that he had
latent talent. As Michigan swim-
ming coach Gus Stager recalled,
"In recruiting along the way, you
hear about material from coaches
who can give you a very honest
opinion on a swimmer. Mike's
coaches said he had potential.
"Watching a swimmer gives a
good indication as to his talent,"
Stager continued. "And in my
opinion, Mike had tremendous po-
tential." Stager convinced O'Con-
nor that Michigan was where he
dught to be, and neither has re-;
gretted the choice.
"I'm very proud of Mike," Stag-
er commented. "He's basically a
good competitor, and he's always+
done a good job." '
His freshman year, O'Connorl
was primarily a butterflier, but
that didn't last long. His three'
years on the varsity squad have

the Hoosiers took the first two
places in this event at the Jan.
15th dual meet-a deciding factor
in their slim threerpoint victory.
O'Connor is anxious for another
chance. "I'm looking forward to
swimming against Gustavsen," he
said. "When you're beaten, it's
kind of like you've been insulted,
unless of course, you know he's
better than you. But I don't know
that Ulf's that much better than
I am. We'll see."
JA senior, O'Connor will be
graduating next August with a
degree in business education. Pres-
ently, he's student teaching at
Belleville where he gets a chance
to work out every morning in the
pool there.
Both O'Connor and Stager are
aware of Mike's biggest problem
in the water and the reason for
his occasional inconsistency.
"Mike has to learn to make up
his mind," Stager suggested. "He
has to make decision as to how
to swim a race, and then stick
to it."
The thing that has pleased

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seen him swimming mainly the
long distance races.
In the 500 yard freestyle against
Southern Illinois last Saturday,
O'Connor took a first with a time
of 4:57.4-his best of the season,'
but not of his career.
It's interesting'to note that this
was the winning time of Indiana
sophomore Ulf Gustavsen when

MIKE O'CONNOR, WOLVERINE distance free-styler, is shown
perfecting the style which won him first place in the 500 yard
freestyle against Southern Illinois last Saturday. A senior, O'Con-
nor's main ambition now is to repeat this performance in the
crucial dual meet against Indiana, Feb. 15th.

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Stager the most is the fact that
O'Connor's a senior, and still per-
forming as well as he is. Usually
by this time, the desire is waning.
"This is true of all seniors,"
Coach Stager commented. "But
they're all doing a great job-I'm
amazed they're performing as well
as they are. We're really getting a
long mile out of our seniors."
Stager puts much emphasis on
what he labels "mental attitude"
in his competitors. He feels this
single factor can win or lose a
O'Connor agrees. "So much of
how you perform depends on your
attitude when you hit the water."
As abstract as this may sound,
O'Connor's experience is proof of
the validity of this statement.
In the 1000 yard freestyl'e
against Indiana last year, O'Con-
nor made a colossal mistake. He
thought he had completed the
race, but had actually quit two:

lengths before the end. "I decided
I had blown it and I gave up.
Right then, I wanted to find a
drain and swim out," he explained.
But things are different this
year, and Stager himself is the
first to comment. "Mike has im-
proved, in my opinion, tremend-
Does O'Connor enjoy his swim-
ming? "I enjoy it now, but I didn't
like it very much all year-until
last Saturday," O'Connor said. But
this sounds a bit facetious when
he explained the most important
thing he's gotten out of swim-
ming. -
"The association with the guys
that I swim with is what I've en-
joyed the most."
With his career coming to an
end, O'Connor's main ambition
now is to "swim a decent race
against Indiana. I don't know if
I'Il win-but I'd certainly like to."
Michigan's sentiments exactly.

NEW YORK - (P) The Buffalo
i* Bills, hoping to turn pro football's
worst record into one of its best,
looked ahead to signing O. J.
Simpson today while they and
other teams completed the two-
day draft of college players.
The Bills, whose record earned
them the right to draft first on
Tuesday, selected Simpson, a n d
both parties promptly agreed they
anticipated no trouble in reach-
ing an agreement.
"I think we'll be able to sign
him all right," B u f f a 1o owner
Ralph Wilson said.
Brundage tries
to end friction
MUNICH, Germany (A')-Avery
Brundage of Chicago, president of
the International Olympic Com-
mittee, said Tuesday a new effort
would be made to remove two key
elements of political friction from
the 1972 Games.
Brundage told a news confer-
ence in this Bavarian capital, site
of the 1972 Games, he favored
national flags being used only to
decorate the stadium rather than
being displayed during awards
ceremonies and that national an-
thems be replaced by a fanfare.
. Brundage's suggestion appar-
ently came as a concession to the
host-city because West Germany
does not, recognize the East Ger-
man regime.
Until the 1968 Mexico City
Games, West and East Germans
marched together behind a black-
red-gold flag, the basic colors of
both national insignia, but with
the five Olympic rings superim-
posed on it. Instead of national
anthems, Beethoven's Ode to Joy
was played for both countries.
The West German National
Olympic Committee, meanwhile,
decided East Germans could use
their flag and anthem at the
Munich Games - both of which
are normally, banned in West

"I don't contemplate any trouble
in coming to terms," said t h e
Heisman Trophy running b a c k
from Southern California.
There were, of{ course, o t h e r
college stars besides Simpson
For example, there were four
other running backs picked in the
first round - Leroy Keyes of Pur-
due by Philadelphia, Larry Smith
of Florida by Los Angeles, R o n
Johnson of Michigan by Cleveland
and Calvin Hill of Yale by Dallas.
Smith was one of three L o s
Angeles choices in the opening
round, the others being split end
Jim Seymour of Notre Dame and
tight end Bob Klein of Southern
California. While Bob was one of
two Ivy League players to be
taken, the other being quarter-
back Marty Domres of Columbia,
who now belong to San Diego.
Quarterback Greg Cook of Cin-
cinnati also was drafted in t h e
first round, by the. Cincinnati
Bengals, but All-American Terry
Hanratty of Notre Dame was left
until Pittsburgh grabbed him in
the second round. ;
The failure of Hanratty to go
early was reminiscent of Gary Be-
ban's plight in last year's draft.
Beban, the 1967 Heisman winner
from UCLA, had been expected to
go early in the first round but
went to Los Angeles as the 30th
player picked. Hanratty was the
30th this time around.
The Notre Dame ace admitted
he was surprised at being around
so long.
"But that's all right,' he added.
"I'm going with a good organiza-
The Bills, of the AFL, intend to
convince Simpson he's going with
a good organization, too. O. J,
had said repeatedly during t h e
season he wanted to go with an
NFL team.
Asked about that feeling kil-
lowing his selection, he said; "I
prefer the NFL because I think
its' a stronger league over-all.
But the Super Bowl showed the
AFL .is not that far behind."
He also was asked about the
$600,000 he reportedly wants to

"I haven't heard of that par-
ticular figure, and I don't believe
that is it," replied the man who
,mashed the major college rush-
ing record last season by gaining;
1,709 yards.,
"They wanted to get this set-
bled quickly, and that is how I
feel, too. Coach John Rauch
wants to talk football right away.
His idea is to get together with
me right away to go over plans
for next year. He won't t a 1 k
business, just football."
It's up to owner Wilson to talk
business, and Wilson said he
thought he and his prize would
agree to terms soon, perhaps in
less than two weeks.
The Bills hope Simpson's selec-
tion signals the start of their
climb back towards the top of the
While Simpson was their first
step toward rejuvenation, Bill
Enyart was their second. The
burly Oregon State fullback was
their second-round choice, and
they expect him to add some up-
the-middle power plus some much
needed pass blocking.
In drafting for needs, the
teams we obviously saw different,
weaknesses than they had last
year at this time. In the 1968
draft, 3 of the first 6 picks were
linemen, offensive and defensive.
This time nine linemen were se-
lected in the first round --tackles
George Kunz of Notre Dame by
Philadelphia, Rufus Mayes of
Ohio State by Chicago and Dave
Foley of Ohio State by the New
York Jets; defensive tackles Bill
Stanfill of Georgia by Miami,
Richie Moore of Villanove by
Green Bay, Joe Greene of North
Texas State by Pittsburgh and
Art Thoms of Syracuse by Oak-
land, guard John Shinners of
Xavier and defensive end F r e d
Dryer of San Diego State by the
New York Giants.
Summer Camp Positions
Camp Tamarack (Fresh Air Soci-
ety of Detroit) has positions avail-.
able for 'counselors; specialists in
waterfront, arts and crafts nature-
camp craft, tripping, dramatics, and
music; unit and assistant u n i t
supervisors; case workers; nurses;
physicians; and truck-bus drivers.
Also for Marionette Theatre, wilder-
ness canoe trips, and unit for emo-
tionally disturbed boys. C a m p s
located at Brighton 4nd Ortonville,
Mich. M.S.U. credit courses offered
up to 4 hrs. Marvin Berman inter-
viewing on 'Jan. 30 and 31 at
Summer Placement Office.

NEW YORK ?P)-Goalie Ed
Giacomin scored his second shut-
out in three games and New York
stretched its National Hockey
League unbeaten string to six last
night with a 2-0 victory over the
Detroit Red Wings.
It was the fourth shutout of the
season for Giacomin, who went
40 games without one until blank-
ing Chicago last Saturday. The
Rangers have the best defensive
record of any team in the NHL's
East Division.
The defeat was only the second
in 12 games for Detroit and the
Red Wings' first to New York this
season after four victories. The
Rangers have won four straight
since General Manager Emile'
Francis stepped in to coach for
the ailing Bernie Geoffrion
The Rangers limited Detroit to
23 shots at Giacomin and allowed
them only 6 in the second period.
Both Ranger goals came in the
opening minutes. Vic Hadfield
started the scoring with his 18th
of the season and 10th in the last
four games. His 30-footer glanced
off Detroit goalie Terry Sawchuk's
Then,,Rod Gilbert hit his 5th
when he tapped a loose puck out
of the air and past Sawchuk. The
Wings argued that Gilbert had his
stick above his shoulder on the:
play, but referee Vern Buffey al-
lowed the goal to stand. When
Pete Stemkowski prolonged the
argument, he was tagged witha
10-minute misconduct penalty.h£
DETROIT (P)-Jeff Mullins hit
his National Basketball Associa-
tion career high yesterday with
42 points in leading the San
Francisco Warriors to a 133-126
victory over the Detroit Pistons.
It was the fourth straight vic-
tory and fifth in six games for
the Warriors while the Pistons
were dropping their third in a
Nate Thurmond wound up .with
34 points and 15 rebounds for the
Warriors who took a 68-56 hal
time lead, with Thurmond scoring
24 points. Detroit then roared
back to within a point of a tie
ain the third period as Terry Dis-
chinger, Happy Hairston, and
Dave Bing paced the comeback.
However, the Warriors outscored
Detroit 15-4 in a 2-minute per-i
iod, with Mullins leading the way
with six of the points, to put San
Francisco in front 99-98 after
three quarters.
Bing led Detroit with 34 points.
MONTREAL (I)-John Fergu
son scored two goals and set up
another, Yvan Cournoyer had
three assists and goalie Gump
Worsley posted his second shut-
out of the season as the Montreal
Canadiens routed Minnesota 4-0
in a National Hockey League game
last night.
The 39-year-old Worsley kicked
aside 15 shots in notching the 37th
shutout of his long NHL career.
Claude Provost got the Cana-
diens started when he beat Min-
nesota goalie Cesare Maniago at
2:17 of the first period on assists
by Ferguson and Jean Beliveau
It was Provost's 10th.
That was all the stubby Wor-
sley needed, but the Canadiens -
scored twice more early in the
second period. Cournoyer and

Gilles Tremblay set up Jacques
Lemaire's 7th goal at 1:36 and
Ferguson tallied 59 seconds later
on feeds from Cournoyer and
Ferguson wrapped up the scor-
ing when he hit for his 16th goal
of the season midway through the
final period with Minnesota's Leo
Boivin in the penalty box.
* * *
Louis Blues, who haven't lost a
National Hockey League game to
a West Division team since No-
vember, last night ran their string
to 9 by defeating the Pittsburgh

Jacques Plante, who marked his quished.
40th birthday two weeks ago, was Jones' 39 points led all
the big gun in the victory. The scorers. Rule, with 36 and Will
former Montreal goal-keeper turn- with 34 paced Seattle.
ed back 24 shots and brought his
league-leading average down to
1.8 goals allowed per game. PHILADELPHIA er"The F
The victory gave St. Louis 19:acdkbohardseis toecotrolpof
pointlead in their runaway wit1 backbordse n tohe tird p6
the West Division title.. and stieaked to a 109-96 vic

Bill McCreary put St. Louis
ahead at 8:50 of the second period
when Red Berenson fed him a
pass 10 feet in front of the Pitts-
burgh goal and his partially
screened sho$ went into the cor-
her of the net.

over Atlanta in the second ga
of a National Basketball Assoc
tion doubleheader last night.
Lon Wilkens' seven points
overtime spari ed Seattle to
upset victory over the world cha
pion Boston Celtics in the open

Ait Harris, Bob Rule and Z
kens gave Seattle a 99-89
midway in the final period. 'I
John Havlicuk, Bill Russell
Jones brought Boston back I
106-106 deadlock with 1:21
Wilkens' layup at 1:10
matched by Havlicek's jump
with 39 seconds remaining,
sent the teams into overtime.
After deadlocks of 110-110
112-112 early in the overtime
riod, Russell put the Ce
ahead, 115-112. Rule and Wilk
combined to overcome this E
ton advantage. and Seattle I
a 11'71-115 lead that it never re.

Boston lures Jets' Rush

Pittsburgh tied it at 4:30 of the The nightcap was close I
last period while enjoying a five more than a half, but in the thi
on three manpower advantage. quarter, Philadelphia achieveda
Gene Ubriaco tipped in a slap- 8-5 advantage off the boards
shot by Ken Schinkel. spring from a 58-53 halftime ma
Less than three minutes later, gin to an 89-79 lead at the en
Ron Schock tipped the rebound of of the period.
a shot by Camille Henry for the Atlanta had led through all
winning goal. The Penguins also the first half, holding a 7-9' ma
were short two men at the time., gin early in the second perik
* * Hal Greer, who finished with,
PHILADELPHIA (A) -- Lon I points, sparked Philadelphia int
Wilkens scored seven points in an a lead later in the period, and th
overtime period yesterday night 76ers never trailed again.
to give the Seattle Supersonics a Billy Cunningham's 29 poin
124-122 upset victory over the paced all scorers while Lou Hutch
world champion Boston Celtics. in's 23 topped' the losers.
Petitions for positions on the Interfraternity Council,
1969-70, are now available at the l.F.C. offices,1510
Student Activities Building, 662-31621
The following schedule has been established:
Petitions due Jan. 30
Election by F.P.A. on Feb. 4, 6
Positions Open: president
internal vice president
administrative vice president
external vice president
executive secretary
Petitions due Feb. 4
Interviewing on Feb. 8
Positions Open: academics
Big Ten Information Bureau
Fraternity Relations
Formal Rush
Special Projects
Additional Information and Appropriate Forms Can Be
Obtained at the I.F.C. Offices, 1510 S.A.B.


BOSTON (P)-Clive Rush, of-
fensive coach of the pro football
champion New York Jets, was
offered the head coaching job
with the Boston Patriots yester-
day and was expected to accept
it formally today.
The announcement from New'
York by Patriots president Wil-
liam H. Sullivan Jr. was released
by the American Football League
club's; office here. Sullivan said he
fully expects that Rush will ac-
cept, and that he plans to bring
him to Boston this afternoon to
meet the pi-ess.
The two men have been meet-
ing in New York for the past two
days amid growing reports that
Rush would get the job left vacant
when the Patriots fired Mike Hol-
ovak earlier this month. Rush did
not participate with the rest of
the Jet coaches in the pro foot-
ball draft because of the possi-
bility he might wind up with Bos-
Sullivan said one more meeting
is planned this morning with at-
torneys for both parties to iron
out details.
Rush, 37, has been with New'

York ever since the team was
transferred from the Titans to
the Jets in 1963. He was the first
assistant 'named by head coach
Weeb Ewbank.
Holovak had been coach and
general manager of the Patriots,
but Sullivan indicated earlier he
prefers to split the jobs and hire
two men. There was no word at

this time on candidates
general manager.



St. Bonaventure 79, Canisius 68
N.D. state 89, Concordia, Minn. 79
Macalester 76, Florida Presb. 65 .
Macalester 76, Florida Presby. 66
Mayville 88, Southwest, Minn. 66
Lamar Tech 110, Pan American 88
Knoxville 82, Tusculum 70
Amerst 74, Springfield 68
St. AnseIm's 59, Bridgeport 58
Babson 104, Lowell Tech 74
Upsala 80, Drew 60
New Mexico 86, New Mexico State 66
Penn state 64, Syracuse 58
Miss.-St. Louis 82, E. Illinois 74
North Central 111., 67, Millikin 57
Illinois-Chicago 95, Procopfus 88
Youngstown 73, Geneva 65
Massachusetts 73, Fordham 60


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