THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, February 8, 1965
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, February 8, 196';
By BILL CUSUMANO
The Green Meanies from Eas
Lansing will sneak into Ann An
bor today with plans to steal
basketball game from Michigal
The same foes met two weeks ag
and the Wolverines came awa
with a victory when they ir
sidiously used a zone defense tha
upset the Meanies pre-game plans
Revenge has been vowed, though
by Meany mentor John Bening
ton and he will have his tean
prepared for the zone when the,
step on to the Events Building
floor at 2:00 p.m. "We have al
ready worked one extra day oz
the zone already this week," hi
commented. "It would only t
natural for them to use it agaii
since it worked so well up he]
and we expect to see it."
Benington was extremely astul
In noticing that the zone had beel
sucessful for Michigan and ever
pointed out the advantages. ".
kept them out of foul trouble ant
helped their fast break," h el
How will Benington combat thi
situation? He will not divulge an:
secrets but has let it slip out tha
he plans to to use a small saboteu
6-1 Tim Bograkos, in place o
Harrison Stepter, one of his for
mer leading agents.
The theory behind this mov
is that Bograkos will be a bette
(40) Dennis Stewart (6'6")
(20) Bob Sullivan (6'4")
(45) Rudy Tomjanovich (6'7")
(44) Ken Maxey (5'9")
(24) Dan Fife (6'2")
leader of the rest of the savage
Spartan crew. Even Michigan
coach Johnny Orr admits that
Bograkos could be tough. "He's a
real competitor." says the Wol-,
But Michigan must also con-
tend with the other four Meanies
and they have been known to be
a destructive bunch. Center Lee
Lafayette has been- dropping Li 19
points per game while muscling
out opponents for 10 rebounds. He
is joined on the front line attack
by Jim Gibbons and Bernie Cope-
land, two 6-6 forwards whose spe-
cialties are defense and inside E
to tap in shots indicates that this
ineupswill not happen again.
Benington has more to worry
Michigan State about than just Tomjanovich,
though. While the Meanies woeked
41 ) Jim Gibbons (6'6") so hard at stopping him they let
(45) Bernie Copeland (6'6") Bob Sullivan, Dennis Stewart and
(35) Lee Lafayette (6'6") Dan Fife get away for numerous
(2) Rudy Benjamin (6'3") easy baskets. The Michigan fast
'12} Tim Bograkos (6'1") break proved to be just too much
Orr is once again ready to outwit for the Spartans.
his adversary from Michigan "It was the best we had done
Agricultural College. on the break in a long time,"
Another factor that could be commented Orr after the first
decisive in today's confrontation game and Benington fears a re-
is the play of Rudy Tomjanovich, peat of such action. Benington
the Wolverines' top scorer. Tom- admits that his team does not
janovich had but seven points in have "superior all-round quick-
Michigan's earlier triumph at East ness" and this could be a fatal
Lansing and Spartan supporters
like to credit this fact to the de-
fensive prowess of Lafayette. Says
Benington, "If you hold Tomjano-
vich to just seven points you ex-
pect to beat Michigan."
But Tomjanovich's 26 pcint
average shows that he had a sub
deficiency against the
speed of the Wolverines.
Both squads are prepared for
the second battle of this season
and both want absolute victory.
Can the forces of good triumph
for the second time in a row?
Will the Green Meanies make
their threats good? A sell-out
crowd will discover. the answers
-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
RUDY TOMJANOVICH, flanked by Spartans Bernie Copeland on
his left and Rudy Benjamin, awaits a rebound at Jenison Field
House in Michigan's 75-50 victory. Rudy was held to a career low
of seven points in that game despite the important Wolverine win.
Heading the backliners is Rudyc
Benjamin, a 6-3 guard who is ex-E
cellent at infiltrating enemy de-
fenses and disrupting opponents'
Faced with these odds and the
fact that the Meanies have made
extra preparation for this con-
test, it would seem that the W ol-1
verines are in deep trouble. How-i
ever, the Spartans in their stub-,
borness may have anticipated too'
much. Michigan fans well know
that the Wolverines often use a
man to man defense and even a,
full court press. It may be that
par day and Orr is quick to point!
out that he missed at least fie
easy baskets. The big man': ability
Buck eves chienge gymuasts
Purdue ainis at Wildcat's
By The Associated Press ing a first place tie if Ohio State
CHICAGO - Unbeaten Purdue 4-1 wins today's matinee at last-
tonight puts its Rick Mount & place Wisconsin 1-5.
Co. show on the road where flops The day's most important game
come quickly in Big Ten basket- probably is Iowa's afternoon in-
ball. vasion of Illinois which will break
Three other strong contenders, a third-place tie between two clubs
Illinois, Ohio State and Iowa, with a 3-2 mark apiece.
helped Purdue to its 5-0 mark by Rounding out today's full five-
stumbling at Lafayette, Id.a game conference schedule are two
Now it's Purdue turn to face afternoon tilts, Michigan State 2-
the road jinx by invading the 4 at Michigan 3-3 and the region-
court of unpredictable Northwest- ally televised clash at Blooming-
ern whose coach, Larry Glass, re- ton, Ind., between Minnesota 2-4
cently announced he would quit and Indiana 3-3.
at the end of the season. In the Purdue-Northwestern
Northwestern, which earlier won game, leading Wildcat scorer Dale
nine straight in nonloop play, is Kelley has the task =of guarding
tied for seventh in the Big Ten Mount league scoring leader with©
with a 2-4 record. However, the a 33.8 average.
Wildcats lead the league in re- The muscular Wildcats, who
bounding and are shboting at an recently gave UCLA a hard first
81.2-point pace. half battle with rugged play un-
An upset of Purdue quickly der the boards, may switch' to a:
could tighten the title race, creat- zone if Mount starts hot.
By DAVE BEEMON
Ohio, State University, still
marveling qver 'the dandy exploits
of wonderful Woody and "his
boys," has finally taken a bit it
will never swallow. The Buckeyes
have issued a challenge to the
Wolverine gymnastics team.
"We will beat Michigan in three
events; the trampoline, high bar,
and vaulting," asserts Ohio State
coach James Sweeney.
The meet, to be held after the
basketball game today in the
Events Building, takes on exciting
The spine-tingler is bound to
be the trampoline event. The Wol-
verine squad, consisting 'of world
champion Dave Jacobs, NCAA
champion George Huntziger, and
sophomore Tim Wright, has been
Ohio State, however, has come
up with some real hot shots who
can break 27 points anytime they
want to. With this kind of com-
petition, the Wolverines, who have
averaged only 27.0 in' the event,
may be pushed to produce their
best. Michigan's best, however,
borders on the phenomenal. Liter-
ally, some. of the best trampoline
artists in the world will be per-
The fact that this classic joust
will be the first gymnastics meeta
ever to be held in the Events!
Building, with a possible 10,000
fans in attendance, prompts Mich-,
igan Coach Newt Loken to ex-
claim, "The boys will really' be
fired up for this, one." Loken
points out, "Ohio State has been
pushing 180 points these'lpast few
meets and we've posted 184 and
up, so it could be a close :meet."
Buckeye coach Sweeney adds that,
"This is our best year ever in'
gymnastics. We will be ready for,
Michigan shouldn't have its
hands too full, even with the solid
Ohio State team, which includes
outstanding performers} such as
undefeated Bruce Trot,, who ac-
cording to Coach Sweeney "Will
concentrate on beating M~ichigan's
Sid Jensen in the all-around."
Big Ten Standings
Female jock rides in Miami parimutuel;
Baltimore's Gus Johnson out for season
By The Associated Press
MIAMI, Fla. - Pretty Diane
Crump became the first woman
yesterday to ride in an American
parimutual horse race, jockeying
the 50 to 1 Bridle 'N Bit to 10th
place in a field of 12 in the sev-
enth race at Hialeah.
The blonde 20-year-old exercise
girl got red in the cheeks when
she came from the special dressing
room in the administration build-
ing and met an estimated 5,000
race fans cheering and applaud-
"This is the biggest crowd in the
paddock since we had 8,000 to
watch Nashua in t h e Widener
back in 1956," said Everett Clay,
spokesman for the track.
Diane broke setond but began
dropping back by the first turn.
The crowd seemed not to mind
and cheered her all the way
around and again when she re-
turned from the runout with her
Before the start, she chatted in
the gate with Craig Perret, jock-
ey aboard Shir-Tee in the No. 1.
post. Perret was one of seven sub-
stitute jockeys rounded up by
trainers when the original riders
took themselves out of the race'
after Diane was named on Bridle
BALTIMORE - Gus Johnson's
chance to play on a National Bas-
ketball Association championship
team will have to wait another
year, despite the fact that the
Baltimore Bullets lead the Eastern
Division by three games going in-
to the stretch drive toward the
"He won't play anymore this
year," said Baltimore's public re-
lations director Jim Henneman
after Johnson underwent knee
surgery for three hours Thurs-!
day at Kernan's Hospital.
Johnson, a muscular 6-foot-6
All-Star guard and Bullet team
captain, injured his knee when
he collided with teammate Kevin
Loughery Wednesday n i g h t
against the Boston Celtics. The
doctors had to remove some med-
ial cartilage and repair the liga-
ments around his knee.
"The doctors were guardely op-
timistic that he will have a com-
plete recovery," said Henneman.
"He'll have to be completely im-
mobilized for six weeks, then be
on crutches a b o u t five or six
T h e prospects for a healthy
Johnson next year are good, since
Baltimore Colt linebacker Mike
Curtis became sound enough to
make the National Football Lea-
gue's All-Pro team after under-
going a nearly identical opera-
The loss of Johnson could prove
to be the great equalizer of the
NBA title race among the top four
Eastern Division teams.
Philadelphia and New York in
a Virtual tie for second place, have
been 'playing without standouts
Luke Jackson and Cazzie Russell,
-Daly-Thomas R. Copi
LEE LAFAYETTE picks off a rebound for Michigan State over
the outstretched hand of Dennis Stewart in game played at State
two weeks ago. Looking on is Bernie Copeland of State with Rudy
Tomjanovich behind him.
Finley defies players;
Kings seek Soviet icer
By The Associated Press
*OAKLAND-Charles O. Finley, owner of the Oakland Athletics,
has told his players they won't be able to work out during spring
training unless they have signed contracts.
The Oakland Tribune quoted Finley Thursday 'as saying, "In the
past, players 'have come to camp unsigned and work out by them-
selves after the team left the field. Not this spring."
Finley told the Tribune from his Chicago office that he would
use players from Triple-A teams if major league players carried out
a strike threat and added: "The other owners in both leagues feel
the same way as I do."
"The players can strike if they want. We are gong to play ball
and, if they don't want to play ball, they can wrap up some sand-
wiches, pack a lunch bucket and go to work."
TORONTO-The Globe and Mail quotes Larry Regan, general
manager of the Los Angeles Kings, as saying that the National Hockey
League team has not offered Russian hockey star Anatoly Firsov a
Regan was commenting by telephone from Los Angeles about
Firsov's claim earlier in the day that an NHL team had offered him
$100,000 to turn professional.
"It sounds like Russian propaganda to me," said Regan. "First
of all, the Kings own Firsov's playing rights. He's on our negotiation
list and we certainly didn't offer him any $100,000.
"But he's good enought to play in the NHL. He could make it
over here. In fact, he wanted to come over and play a few years ago.
The Kings would offer three players from its organization for Firsov."
* ATLANTA-Norb Hecker, former Atlanta Falcon coach, is
expected to become an assistant under Vince Lombardi, new coach of
the Washington Redskins.
Hecker, contacted at his hoie here Thursday, declinedtto com-
ment on the Washington report. He was fired by the Falcons last
season and replaced by Norm Van Brocklin.
t CHICAGO--The reeling Chicago Black Hawks of the National
Hockey League yesterday lost Winger Dennis Hull for at least 10 days
because of a strained left knee ligament.
Hull, brother of the Hawks' Golden Jet Bobby, was injured at
Detroit Thursday night in a 6-1 defeat by the Red Wings which left
Chicago in a last place Eastern Division tie.
* GREEN BAY, Wis.-Quarterback Zeke Bratkowski will be
named' offensive backfield coach of the Green Bay Packers within
the next few days, The Associated Press learned Thursday.
The decision on, whether the backup signal caller will retire as
a player or will become a player-coach has not been made.
Bratkowski, 37, refused to confirm that he will replace Tom
McCormick, who resigned as a Packer aide last month.
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