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Wednesday, October $, 1969


Page Seven

Wednesday,||October 8,|1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Poge.Seven

Me dlevit
Bill Cusumano_
While the focus of the campus sporting world has been
resting on the football team, another section of the athletic
department has been busily preparing for this season and
what is more important, future seasons.
The people referred to are, of course, the basketball coaches,
John Orr, Fred Snowden, and George Pomey, and Dick Honig,
the recruiting coordinator. While work forthis year mostly in-
volves such mundane matters as scheduling and travel arrange-
ments the task of building for the future lies in recruiting and
they have not been sitting still.
Many people have the mistaken impression that recruiting
is only carried out while a sport is in season. Nothing could
be farther from the truth. The round ball mentors are constantly
examining reports on the many prospects in the country and
establish contact with last year's top juniors as soon as possible.
Thanks to HSBI reports, Dave Bones Publications and mas-
sive scouting systems, the best players are known to everyone
and it becomes imperative for a team to speak to a player at the
earliest date, show a personal interest and show him the ad-
vantages of the school. Orr and Snowden know this and last
weekend they showed that they can put their knowledge to work.
Two of the most exceptional prep basketball players in
the country made their appearance at Michigan last week,
their names being John Williamson and Jim Bradley. Wil-
liamson is a 6-2 guard from New Haven, Connecticut and
says Snowden, "He is considered to be the number one guard
in the country." Assistant Coach Gale Catlett of Kansas
backs this up by saying, "He could be the next Jo-Jo White
if he comes to Kansas." Williamson verifies this himself, not
by talking, but by his 40 point average on last year's Con-
necticut state champs.
Bradley, a 6-8 forward from East Chicago, Indiana, is no
less of a star. Snowden informed me that, "Coaches consider
him to be the best prospect to come out of the Chicago area since
Cazzie Russell. He is an outstanding rebounder and probably
the quickest high school forward in the country." Bradley also
knows how to put the ball through the ring, having broken his
school's scoring records last year.
It is no surprise, though, that such players are visiting
Michigan. As faithful readers of this column (who numbered
two at last count) know, the program to upgrade Wolverine
basketball fortunes began last spring when Henry Wilmore, Mel
Davis and others were brought to Ann Arbor. In succeeding
weeks others followed and several made a return trip in the
fall for the purpose of registering.
Wilmore, the great guard from New York City and Rock-
wood Academy, is now a Michigan freshman, along with several
top players from Michigan's own high school ranks. Ernie
Johnson, 6-7 center from Grand Rapids, has arrived with his
record of being an All-State selection while leading Ottawa
Hills to two straight state titles.
Another All-State star who will be wearing Wolverine
colors is Leon Roberts of Portage Northern. Roberts is built
in the Frank Merriweld mold, having been an all-star selec-
tion In football and baseball also.
The frosh wil be a team of strength and height and the
strongest of them all could be John Lockard, 6-7 forward from
Detroit's Pershing High. Everyone, from Orr right through the
varsity players, agrees that Lockard is one tough man under
the boards. Joining Lockard up front will be another muscleman,
6-6 Steve Bazelon from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The two of them,
along with Johnson, shouldn't let too many loose balls get away.
Now, that doesn't sound like a bad crew of athletes, does it?
As a matter of fact, the team has been ranked among the top
three freshman quintets in the nation. However, there is still
one more name to come and it is a good one.
That is Ken Brady, Flint Central's 6-10 super center. Brady
was the object of every recruiter in the country intelligent
enough to know a basketball from a pumpkin and even by some
who didn't. He is a Michigan student, though, and that speaks
highly for the job that Orr, Snowden and the Wolverine image
did. For Brady cannot play this year, having to sit out a season
to gain his academic eligibility. Enthusiastic fans will just have
to whet their appetites with thoughts of Brady joining his com-
patriots in his sophomore season, but the wait should be worth it.
Michigan fans have been waiting since Cazzie Russell
found out that he could only play three years of varsity ball
and since then the frustrations have piled up. But a new
excitement was found in last season's run and shoot crew
with this year promising more of the same. The real anti-
cipation comes from the freshman, though.
The quality of the frosh is unmistakably good and there is
no doubt that last year's recruiting resulted in several coups.
It was an important recruiting year but this one is even more
so. Several successful recruiting forays are needed before a power
can be built and this is what Michigan aims for. That is why
the appearance of Williamson and Bradley and the presence of
the freshman is significant.
While much publicity has been put out about Bo Schem-
bechler reviving Michigan football, the basketball coaches
have been quietly sneaking up. With the results they have
been getting things might get a little noisier.


Bo's bruised forces prime



A slightly disspirited Michigan
football team literally limped onto
the practice field yesterday as the
Wolverines began preparing in
earnest for their Big Ten opener
against Purdue this Saturday in
Ann Arbor.
The Wolverines, their spirits low
after playing what head coach Bo
Schembechler described as "the
poorest performance mistake-wise
I've ever had" and taking a 40-17
licking at the hands of a not-so-
superior Missouri squad, found
yesterday that injury was added
to insult.
Coach Schembechler lists three
members of his starting offensive
unit as injury-ridden to varying
degrees, in addition to a pair of
second string offensive players and
two members of the defensive
Heading the Wolverines' injury
list is sophomore halfback Glenn
Doughty, the team's leading
ground gainer after the first three
Doughty is still hobbled by an
ankle injury incurred in the third
quarter of the Missouri game. The
shifty tailback, who holds a large
part of the key to the Wolverines
success this season, did not par-
ticipate in the team's situation
scrimmages yesterday.
Doughty ,however, was in full
uniform and worked out on the
sidelines while the rest of the
team ran through its offensive for-
mations. The 18-year-old speedster



Battered Bi Ten
to review fa iluires
By The Associated Press seasons in particular was based
CHICAGO-Reassessment of the possibly on the growing strength
Big Ten's rule structure by fac- through red shirting -mothball-
ulty representatives will be done ing an athlete for a year for extra
after the football season, Con- maturity.
missioner Bill Reed said yesterday. The Big Ten was 0-4 against
"Such a reassessment has been Big Eight football teams last sea-
made for several years and there son and is 0-6 this year as Okla-
never has been a change," he told homa, Missouri twice, Iowa State,
the Chicago football writers. Nebraska and Colorado piled up

The question of the Big Ten's
rule against red shirting, its com-
parative rigid stand on junior col-
lege transfers and its limit of 30;
football grant-in-aid tenders came;
up in the wake of the conference's
12-16-1 showing against outsiders
in football this season.1
"I don't think the Big Ten is
a disaster area," said Reed. "We
have two teams-No. 1 Ohio State
and No. 9 Purdue--in the top 10,
rankings'-,and this has been the{
same year in and year out." 1
The upswing of Big Eight teams
against the Big Ten the last two

imnpressive victories.
Reed admitted there is divided
opinion on the red shirt rule
among Big Ten facultymen but
said "-the majority is heavy
against it."
"The rule is being examined
constantly," he added. "Personal-
ly, in some cases I can see no
harm in it, but not when it is used
As for increasing football ten-
ders, Reed said the marginal bene-
fits would not be as large as ex-
pected because the extra athletes
coming in probably would not be
able to hack the grades.


~-Daiy--Sara Krulich

G ridde Pickings


Doughty races to get outside

is expected to be at full strength
by the end of the week.
Also injured during last Satur-
day's game was Doughty's backup
man, sophomore Billy Tailor. Tay-
lor, playing his first game of the
season after being sidelined for'
several weeks with a shoulder in-
jury, bruised his hip in the Mis-
souri game.
Tailor was working with 'he
first string unit during practice
yesterday, although his hip was
bothering him.

Also bothered by bruised hips when he received a forearm to
during yesterday's practice were the face.
first team offensive tackles Dan Seymour had been playing with-
Dierdorf and Jack Harpring and otymout ad hen y th
second string middle guard Al out a mouth g rd w ln the m -
Francis. None of the injuries seemryoccurred.he pabic mouth-
'seiou, hweerandal th ply-piece would have probably pre-
erious, however, and al the play- vented the injuries, according to
weekend ahead trainer Lindsay McLean.
One player who won't be ready As for the team's wounded spirit,
one laver confided.esterda

Would you believe the game of the year is on tap this week?
Texas at Oklahoma? Stanford at U.S.C.? Purdue at Michigan? Daily
Libels vs. uac muggers, commonly known at the "Toilet Bowl." Wines
field will be the scene of the bloody route this Friday evening at
5 p.m. All of Michigan's devoted football followers are cordially in-
vited, indeed urged, to view the gruesome goings on as the Libels,
in snite of the week's grace granted the muggers to regroup the.r
forces after they underhandedly gained access to a Daily practice ses-
sion, inflict utter defeat upon the hapless muggers.
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7r the game against the Boil r- P yul - y' y,, Lu aa to your enjoyment, the intrepid Daily staff has dug up
akers, however, is All Big Ten "Sure, we're a little down. You're another list of exciting gridiron clashes to test the wits of all you
efensive end Phil Seymour. always down when you lose, but armchair quarterbacks out there. Making your task even easier, the
Schembechler had said 'arlier it's even worse when you lose a generous geniuses have included the Libel-mugger conflict as one
lat Seymour, who had a cast on game you think you could have of the picks, leaving only nineteen to puzzle your mind. Just bring
s leg for five weeks earlier in your list of'winners to the Daily office by Friday noon. Who knows?
e season and started working But Schembechler doesn't think You too could join the ranks of lucky winners as Andrei Joseph of
it last week, would play against the Wolverines' spirit will remain 1015 Church did last week, and take home a delectable Cottage Inn
urdlue. on the ground. The team may be pizza to celebrate the Libels' romp. (Anyone being so brash as to
But Schembechler reversed him- a little low now," Schembechleri g,
But chebecher evered im-said, "but once we get into the e ignore the foregone conclusion, i.e., a Libel victory, by picking uac will

self Monday, saying that eymoi ur
would not be ready by Saturday,
noted that Seymour could only
lift fifty pounds with his leg,
twenty less than he should be lift-
In addition to these injuries,
the Wolverines had a new additi)n
on their list of infirm gridders.
Phil's younger brother Paul, a
second offensive end, had a few
of his front teeth loosened and in-
curred a possible jaw fracture

hard work for Saturday's game
and the team starts thinking about:
Purdue, the spirit will pick uip."
And Rich Caldarrazzo, the Wol-
verines' starting offensive right
guard, had to take time out from
practice to have his sore ankle re-
taped. Caldarazzo's injury, how-
ever, was described as "nothing
serious- and he resumed practice'
immediately after the taping job
was finished.

be subject to disqualification.)
1. Purdue at MICHIGAN
(pick score)
2. Michigan State at Ohio State
3. Minnesota at Indiana
4. Iowa at Wisconsin
5. Northwestern at Illinois
6. Colorado at Iowa State
7. Georgia at Mississippi
8. Kansas State at Kansas
9. Clemson at Auburn
10. Air Force at North Carolina


Kentucky at Virginia Tech
Nebraska at Missouri
Navy at Pittsburgh
North Carolina State at
South Carolina
Texas vs. Oklahoma at Dallas
West Virginia at Penn State
Stanford at U.S.C., night
Georgia Tech at Tennessee
Texas A&M at Texas Tech
Daily Libels vs. uac muggers

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Basketball coach lio iot"C(


Johnny Orr, Michigan's head basketball coach, will be included
Friday into the Hall ofl Honor at Beloit College, his alma mater.
Orr will be honored for his basketball feats at the Wisconsin
Additional Course Offerings
JOEL CORDISH, Ph.D. Candidate in English


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Suggested authors
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October 9

Join tePtiion Drive
On October 15th, as part of a national effort, students and faculty in
Ann Arbor will be circulating petitions, aimed at Congressmen and
the White House, calling for a withdrawal of all U.S. troops and sup-
plies from Vietnam by July 4, 1970. Only great public pressure for im-
mediate withdrawal will persuade the Nixo n administration to end
the war NOW.
We need YOU to circulate petitions door to door in Ann Arbor, at su-
permarkets, in other towns, on other campuses and at the Mass Rally.
This is a concrete gesture you can make, and which can be really
effective if enough people join the act. Spread the message where it
will count! Time's up in Vietnam!
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