Tuesday, April 1, 1969
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, April 1, 1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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By NORM SCHERR Wolverine swimmers turned in
Although Indiana's dominance exceptional times to place four
of the NCAA Championship Swim- seconds, and followed up with a
ming Finaels has captured most of third in diving to edge out a high-
the headlines, and justly so, at ly vaunted Yale squad for fourth
least some of the limelight should place in the finals.
fall on the outstanding perform- "This year's finals competition
ance of Michigan's tankers, required the exceptional from
While Hoosier depth and power everyone," explained M i c h i g a n
captured a record-tying nine firsts, Swimming Coach Gus Stager.
"Yale peaked when it outswam
Stanford during the season. The
same can be said of SMVIU when
they defeated us in a dual meet."
In the finals USC finished sec-
ond, Stanford third, Yale fifth,,
and SMU did not even place in
the top ten. Last year Yale was
second and SMU fifth while
Michigan ranked sixth.
"Not only were final times
extremely competitive, but the
preliminaries were equally as
tough," said Stager. "On the first
day we weren't ready for the kind
of times that became necessary.
We had to readjust our thinking."
On that first day Indiana soared
to a quick lead. Hoosier freshman
Mark Spitz set an NCAA record
in the preliminaries for the 500
freestyle, and later took the event.
Yale's Olympian John Nelson se-t
cured a mere fourteenth place.
Indiana then swept one meter
diving, the 400 medley relay, and!
the 200 individual medley. Winner
Charlie Hickcox, Indiana super-
fish, barely took the event from!
Michigan's Juan Bello by a tenth
of a second. Wolverine Gary Kin-,
kead ranked eleventh.
"On the second day we had re-
adjusted," noted Stager. "We were
up for the preliminaries and swam!
much better. Some swimmers on!
the other teams who had been out-
standing during the regular ea-
son failed in the finals. They
Indiana's precocious Spitz add-
ed to his honors by being the
meet's first double winner, taking
the 200 freestyle with a record
setting 1:39.5. In the runner-up
spot was Michigan's Bello, clocked
at 1:40.6, more than a second
better than the record set by
Don Schollander a year ago, to
whom Bello also finished second.
The Hoosiers then proceeded to
take the top three slots in the 100
breaststroke, but were upset in
the 100 backstroke as Hickcox
Captain Lee Bisbee w
in the 200 Butterfly
pleased with the resu
mented, "The 'fly pro
Wolverines most pro
as senior Tom Arus
Mike Allen secured fi
in addition to Bisbee
"The third day isi
day for us. This year
had to overperform,
We couldn't let In
Stanford or Yale scar
On the final day
Indiana cleaned up
events. Spitz took th
fly,, making him the
triple winner. Hickcc
to win the 200 backst
Indiana one-two pu
Henry and Win Yot
the three meter divir
last year's mark for t
stroke by more than
landing a third for t
the 100 butterfly Bi
sixth and Bello was s
in the 200 breastrok
honey slated eleventi
as runner-up But the pig event for Michigan U~i3" i /I
. Stager was was the three meter diving, which I AL
alts and com- gave the Wolverines 21 points and
ved to be the fourth place for the meet. Sopho- By PETER KENT
ductive event, more Dick Rydze seized third, Coach Moby Benedict and his
oo and soph preceeded only by Indiana's Olym- baseball squad "weathered" a
fth and sixth pie duet of Henry and Young. tough week of baseball in Arizona
's second. Senior Jay Meaden and junior last week. The disappointing re-
usually a bad Bruce McManahan followed in sult was three victories and eight
it wasn't. We seventh and eleventh, a lucky com- defeats.
and we did. bination that secured the finish. This was the first chance the
ldiana, USC, Diving Coach Dick Kimball ex- team has had to play outdoor ball.
re us." pressed his pride, "We took three They had been practicing in Yost
of the meet, divers to Bloomington because we Field House, which has an asphalt
three more expected they could win. They didfloor. The transition tothe lit-e
e 100 butter- just that. Rydze has tremendous door playing fields was a little
meet's only potential, and the meet gave him u paying the priceinesome costly
ox rebounded the opportunity to display some up
roke, and the of it. I am very pleased." mistakes. However; that was part
of the purpose of the trip, and
inch of Jim Said Coach Stager of his team, hopefully the team will be better
ung captured "We wanted to do well. We had for it.
ng. to perform over our potential, and Arizona State and Arizona pro-
d bettered his we were ready to do so. We beat videdthe competition in tenrof
he 100 back- Yale. the games, which made it that
two seconds, "Other schools like to see Mich- much tougher for the Michigan
the event. In igan win. They admire our type nine. Arizona State is currently
sbe.e finished of athlete, because he is willing ranked fourth in the country and
eventh, while to put out that extra effort. He possesses the number one pitcher
:e Mike Ma- has pride in himself and in his in the country, Larry Gura. Ari-
h. school." zona is right behind, rated fith
in the country. Michigan's other
game was against Wyoming, and
pitcher Ton Fleszar handily beat
One of the goals of the spring
trip was to play some games in
good weather. Thus, it was the
team's spring training, preparing
them for the Big Ten season
which starts in two-and-a-half;
This was not a spring training
period, however, for the oppo-
sition. Both the Sun Devils and
the Wildcats enjoy warm weather'
all year around, so they have the
benefit of pre-season outdoor
practice. In fact, Arizona State
met Michigan for its sixteenth
game of this season while the
Wolverines were playing their sec-
Another purpose served by this
trip was that it gave Coach 'Ben-
edict a chance to see the per-
sonnel. Wolverine fortunes this
year rest upon a solid infield, a
strong catching corps, and a pitch-
ing staff and outfield which lack
depth. It was this last faction
which gave Michigan its trouble
Pitching had to be the biggest
problem. "The most disappointing
part of the series," commented
Benedict, "was the control prob-
lem, the failure of the pitchers to
find the plate. They walked too
many men, were behind too many
hitters, and had difficulty with
their breakers. Sophomores Jim
Burton and Fleszar did pretty
good jobs, though, taking every-
thing into consideration." Un-
fortunately the Wolverines proved
that pitching is the name of the
The rest of the defense, sparked
by senior third baseman Glenn
Redmon, did a fairly good Job.
"Redmon was outstanding," com-
mented Benedict. 'He hit very
well (currently leading the team)
and is a good instinctive ball
player. This was his best spring
trip by far."
Benedict was quick to note the
fine performance made by other
infielders Chuck Schmidt, short-
stop; Jim Hosler, first baseman;
and Captain Pete Titone, catcher.
"The outfield," admitted the
coach, "is still a little weak."
Hitting was not the trouble for
the Wolverines. They were not
stopped by Gura, scoring three
runs against him. He had only
given up a total of two runs in his
six previous games, boasting an
earned run average of 0.48.
Arizona could not stop the Mich-
igan sluggers, either. Though the
Wolverines only salvaged one vic-
tory in the five-game series, they
out-hit .the Wildcats in three of
Thus it seems that our young,
inexperienced pitching staff will
determine the fate of the team.
Once again the pro-draft has left
Michigan will return to Mid-
west competition in the home
opener this Saturday against the
University of Detroit.
Lee Bisbee, Juan Bello, Gary Kinkead,
and Dick Rydze (l. to r.)
Wisconsin joins WCHA
Titans sek SJU c'oach
" CHICAGO - The newest member of the Western Collegiate
Hockey Association is the University of Wisconsin. The Badgers were
voted into the league by an unanimous vote by WCHA officials.
The Badgers joined Michigan, Michigan State and Minnesota of
the Big Ten as well as Minnesota-Duluth, North ,Dakota, Denver,
Colorado and Michigan Tech in nine-member circuit.
" PONTIAC, Mich.-The Pontiac Press reported yesterday that
JACK HARTMAN, seven-year basketball coach at Southern Illinois
University; has been offered the head coaching position at the Univer-
sity of Detrot.
Sports editor Bruno L. Kearns said Hartman has been offered
a 10-year contract with a starting salary in the $22,000-25,000 range.
A member of the Detroit Athletic Board didn't deny that Hartman
had been aprpoached and said a reply was anticipated by the weekend.
*PITTSBURGH - Coach RED SULLIVAN of the Pittsburgh
Penguins, whose teams finished out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in
the National Hockey League each year he coached them, was fired
MIAMI - ROBERTO CLEMENTE of the Pittsburgh
Pirates, plagued by injuries and a spring showing far below his super-
star status, says he gets a bad press when he's injured because he's
black. The press, Clemente says, "thinks I'm faking my injuries be-
cause I'm Puerto Rican and black.
"They say Mickey Mantle's a superstar. He's limping. They say,
'Poor. Mickey.' I play with four stitches in my feet. They don't say
anything about it," Clemente said.
MIAMI - Former heavy weight champion CASSIUS CLAY,
who prefers to be known as Muhammad Ali, says he will bow to the
wishes of Muslim leaders and give up talk of a ring comeback, the
Miami News reported Monday.
Ali was slapped down by Elijah Muhammad, head of the Muslim
sect, after Ali said he wanted to fight again in order to pay ,some of
9 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Los Angeles Dodger Center-
fielder WILLIE DAVIS suffered a hairline fracture of his right arm
when he was struck by a pitch by Atlanta relief hurler Claude Ray-
mond, it was learned Sunday.
Dr. John Terry' of Vero Beach General Hospital, who examined
Davis, said the 28-year-old outfielder would be sidelined from three
to four weeks.
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The fourth in a series of meet-
ings with representatives of ath-
letic organizations sponsored by
the Advisory Committee on Re-
creation, Intramural and Club
Sports will be held on Tuesday
afternoon in the Student Activi-
ties Building, SGC chambers at
4 p.m. The meeting will be held
with athletic chairmen f r o m
IFC, Panhellenic, ICC, Inter-
national Center, Independent
IM and a small group represent-
ing off-campus housing. All
interested students are invited.
"Everybody's always picking on me (sniff)"
TPIS COULD ONLY BE MEADOWLARK LEMON playing up to the crowd in last night's Harlem
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slightly higher than Tiny Tim's falsetto while leading the Harlem ghetto's richest residents in
showing the rest of the world how basketball isn't played. The victims, as usual, were the non-
descript Washington Generals, who have as much fun as anybody (notice the expression of the
player on the right). The "contest" drew about 10,000 and the score, if anybody'cares, was A10-97.
(Guess who won?)
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New York 41 26 9 91 231 196 Philadelphia
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