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Friday, February 28, 1969


Page Seven

Friday, February 28, 1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

,State to defend Big Ten
title against strong challe





This Weekend in Sports

Wisconsin heavily favored;
Blue strength in field events


By all indications, the Micbi-
1gan State wrestling team will be
lousy hosts to the Big Ten Wres-
tling Championships in East Lan-
The Spartans are expected to
run away with the tournament
which begins this afternoon at
1 p.m.; with finals scheduled for
tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Only block busting, perform-
ances by Michigan, Iowa, and
Northwestern could keep the Spar-
tans from winning their fourth
consecutive Big Ten title.
"Most likely it'll be a breeze
for them," Coach Cliff Keen said,
"with Iowa having an inside track
for second. The standing of Mich-
igan, Iowa, and Northwestern will
depend on a lot of breaks."
Most of the weight divisions
have at least three top Big Ten
matmen, and State's desire to
breeze by will rest on their ability
*to be consistently excellent. With
their line-up, though, MSU Coach
Grady Peninger is looking to be
seeded in every weight class and
the Spartans may not find. it all
that difficult to be consistently

But roadblocks to Spartan suc-
cess exist all the way, with Mich-
igan particularly strong at 123,
130 and 177; Iowa at 137, 145, 160
and 177; and Northwestern in the
middle weights. The other six
Big Ten teams could also offer
some resistance at isolated weight
Michigan is counting on 123-
pound Tim Cech, 130-pound Lou
Hudson, and 177-pound captain
Pete Cornell as primary barriers
against Spartan power. For State
at 123 will be Gary Bissell, third
in the Big Ten meet last year.
Cech has twice defeated Bissell
this season, but both have been
narrow wins. With his only two
losses of the season sandwiched
around his 2-1 win over Bissell,
Cech may need assistance in
dumping the Spartan.
Cech could get some help from
Iowa's Tom Bentz, Ohio State's
Frank Romano, Northwestern's
Ed Dumas, or Minnesota's .?rank
Nichols. Nichols is one of two
wrestlers to beat Cech this year.
Michigan's Lou Hudson, at 130,
will be shooting to improve his
Big Ten runner-up position of a

WRESTLING-Big Ten Championships at East Lansing.
SWIMMING-Big Ten Championships at Madison.
INDOOR TRACK--Big Ten Championships at Champaign
HOCKEY-Wisconsin at Colesium, 8:00 p.m.
BASKETBALL-Wisconsin at Events Building, 2:15 p.m.
GYMNASTICS-Iowa at Events Building, after basketball.
WRESTLING-Big Ten Championships at East Lansing.
INDOOR TRACK-Big Ten Championships at Champaign.
HOCKEY-Wisconsin at Colesium, 8:00 p.m.

year ago. But State's powerful
Mike Ellis will be in at 130, along
with the Wildcat's Ed Moss, the
Gophers' Reid Lamphere, and tl'e
Hawkeyes' Bob Machacek.
Cornell will be entered at 177,
one of the most star-studded
weights of the tournament. Cor-
nell, who finished third last year,.
will be opposing among others,
Michigan State's Jack Zindel,
Iowa's Verlyn Strellner, North-
western's Bill Pauss, and Ohio
State's unorthodox Tom Kruse.1
"Cornell has had a sore sack,"
Keen reported, "but he worked out
last night (Wednesday) and be's
feeling pretty good."
Another Wolverine expected to
put pressure on the Spartans is
Mike Rubin. Against Michigan
State earlier this year he was
edged by 145-pound Ron Ouellet,
6-4. For the Big Tens Rubin will
startat 137, with Lane Headrick
at 145.
In an attempt to strengthen
their position, Northwestern is:
planning to move three or four

wrestlers down a class. So reg-
ulars like 167-pound Seth Norton,
two time Big Ten runner-up Otto
Zeman at 160, 152-pound Bill
Laursen, and 145-pound Steve
Buttrey may be at unacoustomed
Coach Keen called State's posi-
tion as host a "slight advantage.
When they fell secure in Jenison,
it could have some psychological
advantage for us. But the biggest
effect is their great individual
And they'll probably still make
lousy hosts.

Coach Dave Martin's Wolverines
and three other teams will be out'
to keep Wisconsin from capturing
their third straight Big Ten track:
championship when the meet gets
underway tonight at Champaign,
Michigan's hopes will rest on
their strength in the field events,
but Wisconsin's overall depth may
force the Blue into a struggle for
the runner-up position in the
meet with Illinois, Ohio State and
In the broad jump, Ira Russell's
leap of 23'10" is the best mark
turned in by a Big Ten athlete
this year. Russell's main competi-
tion will come from Wisconsin's
Glenn Dick who has leapt 23'7%".
The Wolverines' Gary Knicker-
bocker is the defending champion
in the high jump, but he will have
to improve on his top jump of
6'8" if he is to defeat Gary Hau-
pert of Indiana, whose leap of
'1%8" is a Big Ten record.!
Michigan expects a solid per-
formance from polevaulter Ron
Shortt, but unless he improves on
his top vault of 15'6", his chances
of upsetting Illinois' Ed Halik are
slim. Halik has already cleared
16'3" this season.
In the triple jump, a new event
in the meet, the Blue have two
men capable of winning, though
Wilsconsin's Mike Bond is the
The Wolverines should also
threaten in other areas. Larry

Midlam is a co-favorite with Wis-
consin's Mike Butler in both the
70-yard high hurdles and the 70-
yard low hurdles, but Butler is the
defending champion and Big Ten
record holder.
Wisconsin's Mark Winzenreid
appears to have the inside track
in the 1000-yard run; however,
Michigan Olympian Ron Kutsch-
inski should provide strong com-
Four other trackmen, in addi-
tion to Knickerbocker and Butler,
will be defending titles in this
year's meet. Northwestern's Ralph
Schultz will be hard pressed to
recapture his championship in the
1000-yard run as both Kutschinski
and Winzenried appear capable of
defeating him.
Ray Arrington of Wisconsin
hopes to retain his 880-yard run
title, but he may have difficulties
beating Schultz. Purdue's Stan
Gay will be defending his 60-yard
dash crown against a field which
includes conference record holder,-
Jerry Hill of Ohio State. In the
shot put, Jeff McClellan of Illinois
should have little difficulty in de-
feating Indiana's Jim Arbuckle,
his only close rival.
The races will be run on a new
Tartan track which may aid in
the setting of new records. Hill, in
the 60-yard dash, Bill Wehrwein
of Michigan State in the 600-yard
run, and Winzenreid, Arrington, or
Schultz in the distance runs, have
good shots at lowering the times
in these events.

Larry Midlam-leading the pack


Davidson kills VMI;
Redmen scalp. NYU


Indiana tankers grab early lead

Special To The Daily
MADISON - Michigan's Peru-
vian Olympian Juan Bello churn-
ed to a new 200-yard individual
medley conference r e c o r d in
1:56.6. Bello defeated Minnesota's
Martin Knight and Indiana's
triple-Olympic gold medal winner,
Charlie Hickcox who finished a
slow third in 1:58.53.
The opening night, though, of
the Big Ten Swimming Champion-
ships produced few surprises, as
defending champion Indiana led
the field with 147 points.
Michigan was entrenched in sec-
ond with 125 points, while Michi-
gan State followed with 89 points.
Then came the rest of the field :

Mike Rubin-staying on top

Pistons outgun Philly, 126-123

Wisconsin had 65, Ohio State 54,
Purdue 34, Minnesota 25, Illinois
14, and Northwestern 9.
In the first event Indiana's Fred
Southward successfully defended
his Big Ten title in the 500-yard
freestyle, winning easily with a
4:46.7, but he had to fight off an
early challenge from Michigan
sophomore Mike Allen. After the
first 300 yards the two distance
freestylers were even, but South-
ward pulled away and Allen had
to settle for second. Another Wol-
verine sophomore, Mike Casey
captured fifth, while seniors~Mike
O'Connor and Lee Bisbee took
sixth and twelth respectively.
Wolverine junior Gary Kinkead
came in a disappointing sixth in
the IM. He said after the race,
"I just don't know what it is, but
I feel awfully slow today. My
backstroke split was only 31 sec-
onds, so I told Coach Stager that
Mertz should swim the medley re-
Purdue's Dan Milne also suc-
cessfully defended his title in the
50-yard freestyle, while taking the
event with a pool record of 21.3.
Wisconsin's Fred Hogan was sec-
ond with a 21.5.
But the finish by the rest of
the swimmers was so close that it
caused quite a bit of confusion
with the times. The first times
announced came from the elec-
tronic machine, which put Michi-
gan's Greg Zann in third. But
the electric plates didn't function
correctly and the times had to be
thrown out.
Michigan coach Gus Stager ex-
plained, "The times were so close
in four lanes, all of them within
one one-hundredth of a second,


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By The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Top-seeded
Davidson, flashing periodic out-
bursts of power, steamrolled Vir-
ginia Military 99-75 last night to'
open defense of its Southern Con-
ference basketball championship.
The Wildcats, fifth-ranked na-
tionally, wrapped up the game
early by bombing the Keydets with
four barrages that were compress-
ed into nine minutes of the first
The runaway victory moved
Davidson, now 23-2 for the sea-
son, to the semifinals Friday night

against a two-time victim, fourth-
seeded Richmond, which nipped
Furman 66-64.
* * *
NEW YORK -- Jumping John
Warren touched off a second half
comeback that carried seventh
ranked St. John's N.Y., past New
York University 75-64 last night
at Madison Square Garden.
St. John's, headed for the
NCAA post-season tournament,
rallied from a seven-point deficit
in the second half and rolled to
its 22nd victory against three set-
backs behind Warren's 27 points;

. .. .

-Daily-Jay Cassidy
Juani Bello-strikinig for home

By The Associated Press
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Dave Bing
threw in 30 points and Walt Bel-
lamy added 27, leading the Detroit
Pistons to a 126-123 victory over
the Philadelphia 76ers in a Na-
A'tional Basketball Association game
last night.
Bing added 10 assists and kept
the Pistons in front through a
hectic fourth quarter when the
76ers, who had trailed by 10 after
the first period, rallied. The game
was tied four times in the period.
Hal Greer led Philadelphia with
28 points but the 76ers missed
Billy Cunninghamd, who had 21
before being ejected by referee

Earl Strom when he argued over
a technical foul in the third
Chet Walker had 20 points and
Archie Clark 19 for Philadelphia.
Five Pistons hit double figures
with Howard Komives' 21, Happy
Hairston's 14 and Terry Disching-
er's 10 backing Bing and Bellamy.
* * *
center Mike Walton, who was on
the trading block for a week,
scored a goal with 6:16 remaining
last night to give the Maple Leafs
a 1-1 tie with thePhiladelphia
Flyers in a National Hockey
League game.

Walton controlled a rebound and
skated in from the right corner
to shoot his 16th goal of the sea-
son past Philadelphia netminder
Bernie Parent.
Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead at
5:24 of the second period when
Jim Johnson scored on a rebound
for his first goal in 20 games.
The tie moved Toronto within
three points of fourth place De-
troit in the Eastern Division.
The deadlock lifted Philadelphia
into a tie for fourth with Minne-
sota in the West.
Walton was suspended for
Jumping the team last week, but
was reinstated Wednesday by
Coach Punch Imlach.

that the electric plates probably
shorted, so the times were invali-
dated and had to be thrown out."
With times from the hand watches
Greg Zann was pushed down to
seventh. Other Michigan point-
makers were Bob Zann and Bob
Kircher who finished tenth and
In the ensuing 1-meter diving
Indiana amassed 35 points. But

Michigan compiled 25 points, thus
minimizing the traditional Hoos-
ier diving advantage to ten pionts.
Defending champion Jim Henry
of. Indiana retained his title and
easily beat his closest competitor
by 70 points. Michigan placers
were Jay Meaden in sixth, Dick
Rydze, seventh, Bruce McMana-
man, eleventh, and Paul McGuire,

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Professional Standings


East Division

New York
St. Louis
Los Angeles



T Pts. GF GA
8 84 221 164
12 80 223 165
6 70 175 152
9 69 200 173
12 66 184 166
6 64 231 204

West Division
33 18 12
24 29 9
21 33 7
16 35 10
13 33 16
14 38 9


176 125
171 199
149 201
156 213
128 191
145 206

Eastern Division
WV L Pct. GB
Baltimore 49 18 .731 -
Philadelphia 46 21 .676 312
New York 46 24 .657 4
Boston 40 27 .597 9
Cincinnati 34 33 .507 15
Detroit 27 42 .391 23
Milwaukee 23 45 .338 262
Western Division
Los Angeles 44 24 .647 -~
Atlanta 42 28 .600 3
San Francisco 33 36 .471 111,
San Diego 28 39 .418 15112
Chicago 28 41 .406 16Y2
Seattle 25 45 .357 20
Phoenix 14 55 .203 29Y
Last Night's Results
Milwaukee 126, Baltimore 117
Detroit 126, Philadelphia 123
Cincinnati at San Diego, inc.
Tonight's Games
Milwaukee vs. Philadelphia at Boston
Atlanta at Boston
Baltimore at Detroit
Phoenix at Los Angeles
Cincinnati at San Francisco
Only games scheduled.

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Last Night's Results
Pittsburgh 4, Chicago 3
Toronto 1, Philadelphia 1
Tonight's Games
No gamzes scheduled.



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