THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, February 22, 1969.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, February 22, 1969
Upset minded Illini sophomores
severe threat to 'NI' gymnasts
on vengeful Illini
By JERRY CLARKE
The Michigan Gymnasts travel
to Illinois today in hopes of
matching last week's stunning
success. If the two teams live up
to their previous form, the Wol-
verines should once again prove'
that they are a force to be reck-
oned with on the national scene.
The chance that the squad is
looking ahead to next week's dual
meet with Iowa could provide the
talented and eager Illini with just
what they need to pull off an up-
set. Coached by Charlie Pond, Il-
linois has been steadily improving
since the mid '60's, when Illini
gym fortunes were at a low ebb.
Pond's record at Illinois has
been impressive. At the start of
this year, he boasted a dual meet
record of 122 wins, 48 losses, and 1
tie, with 20 of those losses coming
in the 1963-65 period. Eleven Big
Ten and four NCAA team titles
offer further testimony to his
This year's team is young and
eager. They have been defeated
but twice in Big Ten competition.
The powerful Iowa team outscored
them by four points, and they lost
to Michigan State by a mere two
tenths of a point.
Led by team captain Jack Mc-
Carthy' and all-around perform-
ers Ed Raymond and Larry Butts,
their lineup includes seven sopho-
mores, around whom the Illini are
building for the future.
A victory this weekend could
start Illinois on the road back to
the height it was once accustomed
to in the gymnastics world.
They will have to oppose a Wol-'
verine team that is sound phys-i
ically and which could be just
reaching its peak. Facing Michi-;
gan on the rings, the strongest
event of last week's meet, will be
a squad consisting of Jack Davis,
Arnie Sepke, Butts, and Raymond.
Raymond also keys the side
horse team, where he has been
scoring in the 9's all season. It is
in this area that Michigan is
hoping for improvement over lasti
Michigan coach Newt Loken ex-
presses the normal amount of,
"coaches concern," but notes that,
he doesn't really expect a letdown.
He asserts that the squad will
"take them in order," and not
look past the Illini to the Iowa
meet here in Ann Arbor,
By DAVE HANNES
The up and down Wolverine
cagers will attempt to extend their
Big Ten win streak to three this
afternoon in a battle with Il-
linois. The 2:30 encounter at
Champaign will be a rematch of a
game played 11 days ago
The Illini will employ the same
starting lineup as they did in their
previous game with Michigan. In
the middle will be Greg Jackson.
who stands 6-8. Jackson has been
a big scorer for Ilinois, holding
the schoolrrecord for most points
by a sophomore center. He was
effective against the Wolverines
In that duel, Michigan played hitting on 14 of 19 shots from the
one of its finest games of the sea- field and adding a free throw for
son in taking a 92-87 decision to a total of 29 points.
cripple Illinois' title hopes. Illini T .
Assistant Coach Richard Camp- The forwards for Illinois are
bell admitted, "We're just about 6-8 senior Dave Scholz and 6-5
out of it now. Barring a complete junior Randy Crews. Crews was
collapse by Purdue, the cham- not particularly impressive against
pionship is theirs. the Wolverines scoring only three
"Orhiggster.lemthpoints, but Scholz played an cx-
"Our biggest problem this year cellent game making ten fieldi
has been winning our league road goals and two foul shots for 22
games as we are only 1-4 away points. Most of his scoring came
from home in the Big Ten. How- on jump shots from around the
ever, we have been real tough at foul circle.
home as shown by our 73-57 win
over Ohio State last Tuesday. We In the backcourt for the 111ini
just seem to have our pressure are senior Jodie Harrison and
defense working better for us junior Mike Price, each standing
here." 6-3. Harrison scored 11 points and
..r_ played a fine floor game at the
Events Building before fouling out
Big Ten Standings Iiof the contest. Price's play was
career as he made 13 of 26 at-
tempts from the floor for a whop-
ping 69.3 field goal percentage. He
was the game's leader in both
points and rebounds with 37 and
11 respectively but unfortunately
Tomjanovich was able to connect
on only one of his six free throws.
Coach Campbell was extremely
impressed with the 6-7 junior
stating, "He shot over Jackson
well and made some tremendous
long shots. I think we really caught
that big guy on a great night.
He's like Rick Mount in that both
have the ability to break a teatn's
spirit by hitting on three or four
long ones in just a couple minutes
of playing time."
Although far from pleased with
his own team's defense against
Michigan, which he described as
"passive" in allowing 92 ooints,
Campbell was also unimpressed
with the Wolverines' ability to
stop the opposition from scoring.
"It seems like defense just isn't
their bag as the saying goes. Mich-
igan has an effective zone but not
a great one. I can't understand
why they don't play better defense
because the team has a lot cf
After losing at Michigan and
at Michigan State, Illinois handed
Ohio State a decisive 16-point de-
feat. Coach Campbell was delight-
ed with the performance of the
Illini against the Buckeyes saying,
"It was a real fine game thanks
in part to our home court. If the
boys play as well against Michi-
gan as they did last Tuesday, we'll
be in great shape.
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Ohio State 6 3 .750
MICHIGAN 5 4 .556
Illinois 5 4 .556
Mich. State 5 4 .556
Iowa 4 5 .444
Indiana 3 6 .333
Northwestern 3 6 .333
Wisconsin 3 6 .333
Minnesota 3 6 .333
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even better, however, as he led
Illinois with eight rebounds while
hitting for 19 points, which came
mainly on difficult jumpers from
As far as the Wolverines were
concerned, the Illinois game was
one of their finest team efforts
of the season. The scoring was'
WOLVERINE FORWARD BOB SULLIVAN drives around two
Illinois defenders for an easy lay-up on route to Michigan's 92-87
upset over the Illini in their last meeting last week at the Events
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5 fairly evenly spread out as Coach
John Orr allowed his starting five
to play the entire game together.p
The result was that each nian G r pl
played a large role in earning the
win. By JOE MARKER
Rudy Tomjanovich had one of Michigan's wrestlers used unex-
the best shooting nights of his pected strength in the middle
weights to overcome an early de-
ficit and trounce Minnesota, 23-
r On A Salf-Free Diet 6, yesterday afterinoon at t h e
Events Building. j
eon because you do it yourself The Wolverines,,seventh ranked
in the nation, stunned their pa-
I Wax! WA5'11NGrot4 trons in the sparse crowd of 286
by falling behind the eager Gop-
i hers, 6-3, after three matches.
However, Mike Rubin, Jim Sang-
TY . 'er. and Chuck Reilly started
ASH zMichigan on its way to six con-I
A secutive victories in the final
matches to seal the win.
OPEN 24 HOURS After Rubin had pulled t hej
Wolverines even at 6-6 with a
- ____- 4-1vtriumph over Terry Sworsky,
__Jim Sanger provided the turning
of the match when he convincing-
N O Nly trounced Sworsky's twin bro-
ther, Tony, by a 7-3 count.
NIGHT 10 P.M.-MIDNIGHT Sanger's victory was especially
gratifying to head coach C lif f
and Keen, who termed the win "a tre-
mendous lift for the team," since
o u OSworsky had so thoroughly whip-
P Uped him, 11-3, earlier in the sea-
NDS NOW ... son
Chuck Reilly at 160 likewise
turned the table on an opponent
who had previously defeated him
by scoring a 4-3 decision over Jim
At this point, with the score 12-
6 for Michigan, the meet was for
all intents and purposes over, as
the Wolverines' strong trio of Tom
Quinn, Jesse Rawls, and P e t e
Cornell had yet to make their ap-
Quinn continued the momen-
tum built up .by the middle-
weights when he scored four
points in the last period to earn a
5-3 verdict over Jim Axtel.
Rawls provided the crowd with
the best entertainment of the day
as he playfully toyed with his op-
ponent en route to an 8-2 win.
Several times Rawls had oppor-
tunities to pin his tiring opponent,
but each time the hapless Gopher
was able to squirm out of the
The heavyweight match provid-
ed the only pin of the day, as
Michigan captain Pete Cornell
dispatched Pat Pentz painlessly
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However, all was not sweet for
the Wolverine, especially in the
opening match. Tim Cech, t h e
team's leading winner this year,
was not up to form and came out
on the short end of a 3-2 count
to Frank Nichols. The match was
tied, 1-1. when Nichols scored a
takedown with only 35 seeonds left
to gain the triumph.
G e o f f Henson was the only
other Wolverine loser as he suc-
cumbed to Gary Pelco, 7-4.
Wolverine 130-pound ace Lou
Hudson avenged his loss in t h e
Michigan State meet last week,
overwhelming Reid Lamphere, 11-
0. The energetic Hudson n e a r 1 y
pinned his opponent with t h e
"guillotine" in the final period,
but the clock ran out before he
could apply the coup de grace.
123 pounds - Frank Nichols (Minn.)
dec. Tim Cechi (M), 3-2.
134 pounds - Lou Hudson (M) dec.
Reid Lamphere (Minn.), 11-0.-
137 pounds - Gary Pelco (Minn.) dec.
Geoff Hensen (M), 7-4.
145 pounds - Mike Rubin (M) dec.
Terry Sworsky (Minn.), 4-1.
152 pounds - Jim Sanger (M) dec.
Tony Sworsky (Minn.), 7-3
160 pounds - Chuck Reilly (M) dec.
Jim Axtel (Minn.), 4-3.
167 pounds - Tom Quinn (M) dec.
Mike Maas (Minn.), 5-3.
177 pounds - Jesse Rawls (M) dec.
Galen Gordon (Minn.), 8-2.
Heavyweight - Pete Cornell (M) pin-
ned Pat Pentz (Minn.), 3:14.
Final score - Michigan (13-2) 23,
Minnesota (11-10) 6.
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