THE MICHIGAN DAILY
I hursday, September 1 i , 1969
Page Eight THE MiCHiGAN DAILY I hursdoy, September 11, 1 9~9
Ring signs with ABA's Caps
Bo still pessimistic
WASHINGTON (' -- Dave
Bing, a star with the National
Basketball Association's Detroitj
Pistons for three seasons, signed
yesterday to play with his home
town Washington Caps of the
American Basketball Association.
But when he'll make the shift-'
next year or the year after-seem-
ed a big question mark. He has
already signed with the Pistons
for this season with a provision to
play out his option there n e x t'
Earl Foreman, who recently pur-
el,iased the Oakland Oaks fran-
chise and arranged to shift it to
Washington, told reporters Bing
probably will play this season with
But Foreman wouldn't say when
Bing would play with Washing-
ton, commenting only that it
would be as soon as legally possi-
ble. The Cap owner indicated he
feels Bing's contract is open to
Bing said he sees no big differ-
ence between the NBA and young
ABA as far as caliber of players
go. He added he believes there has
to be a merger of the two some-
time because the owners need it
to protect themselves financially.
Foreman said that Bing w a s
signed to a long - term contract
but, in explaining that, said he
meant Bing had signed to a two-
year or more contract.
T h e 6-2 NBA All-Star guard
said he wants to return to h i s
home town where he was a high
school star before going to Syra-
Bing was NBA Rookie of the
Year in his first year with the
Pistons and in the second year,
1967-68, led the NBA in scoring
with a 27.1 average.
Bing said: "I think Washing-
ton will support pro basketball.
Being from here I want to help in
any way I can."
Bing apparently is the player
Foreman had in mind when he'
said recently he intended to sign
a superstar from the NBA.
He gave no details of Bing's sal-
Bing, his wife and three daugh-
ters plan to move to Washington
because of family and business
Foreman recently purchased the
Oakland Oaks franchise in t h e
American ,Basketball Association
and earlier this week completed
arrangements for the transfer of
the franchise to Washington and
for Washington to play in the
ABA this coming season.
Foreman also confirmed t h a t
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
John Bennington, head coach
of Michigan State's basketball
team for the past four seasons,j
collapsed in a school lockerj
room and died last night. He
School officials said Ben-
nington's body was found by
his wife, Barbara, and assist-
ant coach Bob Nordman, in
the coaches' locker room at
Jenison Gymnasium on the
Alex Hannum, who has been the
Oakland coach has decided not
to move with the team.
Several persons are under con-
sideration, Foreman said, and he
hopes to make an announcement
within 10 days as to who will suc-
The news conference was at-
tended by Warren Armstrong,
Oakland's rookie star last year
and he said heeisspleased to be
coming to Washington. Foreman
announced that Armstrong h a d
signed a long-term contract with
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By ERIC SIEGEL
It was a good thing that the
sun was out yesterday afternoon.
Otherwise, it would have been a
mighty bleak day for Michigan's
head football coach Bo Schem-
As it was, about the only bright
spot for the Wolverines' head grid
mentor was that sphere in the
sky as the Wolverines ran a two
hour scrimmage that Schembech-
ler described as "not very good.
"You have to really see the
films before you can make a
judgment." Schembechler said,
All football practices are
closed to the general public, the
athletic department said yes-
terday. Only members of the
M Club and persons carrying
a gate pass will be admitted to
the practice sessions.
"but offhand I'd have to say the
scrimmage was not very good, not
very good at all."
The scrimmage featured t h e
Wolverines' second team offensive
unit against their first team de-
fensive squad, and then matched
their starting offense against the
back-up men on defense.
After the two one hour sessions.
the Wolverines had th'ir first
kick-off and punt return scrim-
mages of the season.
Schembechler was critical of the
performances of all the units.
The execution of blocking as-
signments by the offensive line is
still not good, Schembechler stat-
ed. He attributed part of the prob-
lem to the injuries incurred by the
first and second string centers.
iWth ePte Sarantos out inde-
finitely with a leg injury, and Tim
Killian unavailable for centering
chores because of a bad back, the
Wolverines have been forced to
go with sophomore Guy Murdock
at the center slot.
"It takes awhile for the center
to learn how to snap the ball and
then get back and block," accord-
ing the Schembechler. Murdock,
who has not yet seen action in a
varsity game, simply does not
have that needed experience.
Schembechler also criticized his
team's passing game. To be sure,
one reason for the ineffectiveness
of the Wolverines' air attack dur-
ing yesterday's scrimmage was the
poor line play.
But a larger reason was the pat-
terns run by the Michigan receiv-
ers. "The receivers ran very poor
cuts," noted Schembechler. "They
just weren't open."
Whatever the reason, the result
Don Moorhead had to eat the
was that starting quarterback
Don Moorhead had to eat the ball
on several occassions, had three
passes intercepted and had only
a handful of completions against
a second string defense that itself
is far from imposing.
Schembechler also said the de-
fensive play was "poor," although
he noted some improvement dur-
ing the latter part of the scrim-
The Michigan coach was also vis-
ibly disappointed with the per-
formances of his kickers. "(Mark)
Werner was our punter un it I saw
hWm today " Bo lamented.
Against this backdrop of grid-
iron goom on a sunny day. Sch-
embechler expressed a ray of hope
concerning Saturday's 'scrimmage
- the final full scrimmage before
the Vanderbilt game on Septem-
"We hope (Glenn) Dortghty will
be able to scrimmage Saturday."
Schembechler said of his sopho-
more running back. who has re-
c'ntly been plagued by a slight
shoulder separation. "He n e e d s
one more scrimmage before the
game." the Wolverine coach con-
'tinued. "Otherwise. he won't be
ready to start against Vanderbilt."
SOPHOMORE HALFBACK GLENN DOUGHTY
fall. The rugged speedster, who is being counted o
tion of Ron Johnson, is expected to return to ac
lined with a slight shoulder separation.
I22) turns the corner in a scrimmage earlier this
i heavily to fill the huge gap left by the gradua-
on in Saturday's scrimmage after being side-
(a campus ministry sponsored by United Church of Christ,
Disciples and Unitarian Churches)
FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
Speaker: MAYOR ROBERT HARRIS
City of Ann Arbor
("Guild Grill" series)
SUN., SEPT. 14-7 P.M.
MEETING OF STUDENT RELIGIOUS LIBERALS
DR. ERWIN GAEDE: "What Can One Believe?"
REFRESHMENTS AND SOCIAL HOUR
(STAFF: J. Edgar Edwards, Ron Tipton. Hildegard Cumminas)
Iowa looms as Big Ten da rkhorse
By JIM KEVRA
While the Iowa coaching staff
isn't predicting a Big Ten title this
season, they're still keeping Jan-
uary 1 open on their calenders.
Head coach Ray Nagel says that
"Lack of depth will be out major
problem" but an injury free sea-
son could provide pleasant results.
Offense is the Hawkeyes forte.
Last year, Iowa broke the Big
Ten total offense record by aver-
aging over 440 yards per game
with a season total of 46 touch-
downs. The only major losses from
that team were halfback Ed Podo-
lak and end Al Bream.
Fullback Tim Sullivan, who last
year averfage 5.2 yards per carry.
is the big man on offense. The 6-2
senior suffered an ankle injury in
the spring but is now ready to
play again. Sullivan's great power
combines with the speed and the
breakaway ability of halfback Bill
Powell to give a balanced running
The quarterback spot is capably
filled by junior signalcaller Larry
Lawrenc3. Lawrence was second
only to Michftan's Dennis Brown
in total offense last year. Should
Lawrence falter. two year veter-
an Mike Cilek is waiting in the
wiTI-8 to regain his job.
The offensive line is the best
part of the team. All five men
are veterans with seniors J o n
Meskimen and Melvin Morris
'aing the way. Meskiman. a 5-
1. 226 pound guard, was all-Big
T-n last year.
The receiving corps is 'young
bi't ouick." As a soohomorr last
vear. ti ht end Ray Manning w'as
third in the league in pas rs
eaught. The star pass catcher,
however. may well be Don Osby.
Only a sophomore. Osby is the
Ogrling tiprht end and the coaches
tol him a "futu,'e star."
The dlefensivn pros',e-ts a'e not
) b' i ht. Coach Nq-gel's problems
4tertod in spring practice when
sixteen black athletes (including
five defensive startersi left the
siuad in a dispute with the ath-
letic department. The rest of the
squad was neither powerful nor
experienced enough to completely
make up for this loss.
Cornerbacks and safetymen will
be the weakest spots as only one
lett-rinan returns. Four so
omores and two seniors are fig
ing for the remaining three p
tions but none have been serio
tested under game conditi
Na'.el is also trying out some
his o'ensive players at defen
back 'in order to add more
satlity to my pesonnel."
The lineman are big but tl
is litt'' d(epth. Iowa plays a
man line and four of its star
are returning lett-rmen.
Th- only ronk4e is middle ou
Bill Windauer. According to
coach. Windauer is "almost im
sible to block one-on-one."
good pass rush by the line we
take some of the pressure of:
the defansive backfield.
The linebackers are the stro
est and deepest part of the
fense. Both of the starters
their replac-ments are return
from last year. Chief of the Ii
back rs is defensive captain L
Ely. Ely has been tabbed "D
Ernir" by his teammates beca
of his avvressiveness and is
best tackler on the squad.
Although they started out po
last year. Nagel says the defe
"Really came of age in the1
half of the Minnesota game.
halftime we were behind 20
Our defense virtually shut off
Gophers after that and we w,
ahead at one point 35-20."
Rounding out the Iowa team
their snecialists. Place kicker M
cos Melendez established four I
records as he made good on 4
44 extra point attempts. His.
minute P A.T. upset highly ran
O -eoon State. Punter Kerry R
don led the Big Ten in punt
with a 38.2 yard average.
Iowa has the firepower to s
heavily on any opponent. If
defensive backs can mature oui
ly, there should be a lot of ha
Saturday nights in Iowa Cityf
King Hill back with Cards;
StwCbach to start for Dallas
Thurs., Fri. & Sot.
By The Associated Press
f of 0ST. LOUIS - Quarterback King Hall. a benus choice of the
National Football League St. Louis Cardinals in 1958. returned yes-
ng- terday. The Cards acquired the 32-year-old quarterback from the
de- Minnesota Vikings, who had placed him on waivers.
and The Cards also announced yesterday that one of four players cut
nees from the active list -- defensive tackle Dan Goich - was claimed by
irty iODAT LAS -- Rookie quarterback sensation Roger Staubach is
iuse definitely Dallas' starting quarterback for Sunday night's National
the Football League preseason game with the Baltimore Colts.
Orly Craig Morton. who suffered a dislocated index finger against the
nse New York Jets last Saturday night in a 25-9 victory. will sit this one
At Staubach's teammate. Calvin Hill. the Dallas supej' rookie, took
-14. a major step yesterday when head coach Tem Landry announced that
the Hill had won a starting berth at halfback for the Cowboys' opener
'ere Sept. 21 against St. Louis.
Hill, the No. 1 conversational topic of the Cowboys since the San
are Francisco game, nudged out veteran Craig Baynham for the starting
0 of * NEW YORK - Pitcher Jerry Koosman of the New York Mets
ked admitted Tuesday he threw at Ron Santo in Monday night's 3-2 tri-
ear- umph over the Chicago Cubs.
ting "Yes, I threw at him. but don't make it sound like I'm bragging
about it because I'm not," Koosman said.
core Santo was hit by a Koosman pitch after Cubs pitcher Bill Hands
the had knocked down Mets center fielder Tommie Agee.
cky "They threw at Tommie." Koosman explained. "I had to do it to
this end it right there. If I don't. they keep doing it. and they keep getting
away with it."
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