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Page Eight

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, November 1, 1969

PageIII ight TH IHGA AL Stra, oebr-,16

Fight

for athletes'

rights escalates

By ERIC SIEGEL give the "100 per cent total com- geles). We have to come back and
Daily Sports Analysis mitment to the football program" live in this community."
During the middle part of the that Owens had requested of all Coach Gayton concurred with
'60's, when the hostility of the the members of the team. Brock, contending that "the black
black community was at its high Owens reportedly asked the players are concerned with the
,team for a complete committment sentiments of the community in
point, political and social analysts to the football program because of which they live."
one city would inspire a riot in an- his feeling that it ,was the time Joe Jones, the president of the
one.cityordinspitearhoseanalysts, of the season for the players to Washington Black Athletes As-
other. According to those anandsbe concerned "about their team- sociation, was more vehement in
a peculiar pattern reaction and mates and about the football pro- his appraisal of Owens' action.
gram." Jones, who is not a member of the
the country. There has been some specula- football team, called Owen's ac-
Thus far, no one has advanced tion that Owens' request was part- tion "uncompromising bigotry and
a similar theory in regards to pro- ly a result of the team's 0-6 totally unconstitutional."
tests by black athletes at several record so far this year. Joe Kearney, Director of Sports
schools in the past two weeks. But there has also been some Programs at Washington con-
Yet it is clear that some sort speculation that Owens' request tended yesterday the refusal of
of pattern exists. The pattern, is was an attempt to prevent an in- several of the blacks to make the
not one of reaction and response. cident similar to that which has trip to L.A. was the result of
Rather, it is a pattern of general occurred at the University of "implied and overt" threats di-
disenchantment on the part of Wyoming. rected at the players from the
black athletes across the country crowd.

with the extent to which their
coaches consider them as football
players, and not as concerned
members of the black community.

THE LATEST development in
-Daily-Randy Edmonds this pattern of general disenchant-
ment ocurred yesterday at the
Bayard (92) in happier days University of Washington, where
all 12 black athletes on the Husky
4 team and a black assistant coach
refused to make the trip to Los!
Angeles for a Pacific Eight Con-
ference game against UCLA. j
According to the coach, Carver
Gayton, he and the black playersI
BuikTBdid not accompany the team to
BUS Tickets Los Angels "at the request of the
black community of Seattle."
Gayton said a crowd of about
m UStU C200 white and black persons had
assembled as the team bus was'
M ondct N ov. 3 about to leave Washington. Gay-'
ton said that a spokesman for the,
Tickets sold at Union group then asked the blacks not
to travel with the team to protest
Sat. 11 -5 (new hours) the dismissal of four black ath-
letes from the team earlier in the
Sun. 11-5 (new hours) week.
Mon. 9-4 (reg. hours) HEAD COACH Jim Owens had
for further information: Fred Green 769-7038 suspended the four players after
Thursday afternoon's workout
when they told him they could not
CENTRAL STUDENT JUDICIARY
Announces Open Petitioning
Grads and Undergrads
for
SEVEN SEAT'S
Sign up for interviews at SGC offices, 1 st floor, SAB
Petitions due Monday, November 3, 5:00 P.M.

AT WYOMING, fourteen black
players were suspended from the KEARNEY DID NOT elaborate
football team when they wore the statement, and was unavail-
black armbands into the office of able for comment last night.
Coach Lloyd Eaton. The athletes However, a spokesman for the
came to Eaton to discuss their Black Student Union at the
plans for wearing black armbands university said there were no
during the Wyoming - Brigham threats against the black players.
Young University football game In an unconnected but related
to protest racial discrimination in action, an article in the Univer-
the Mormon Church. BYU is un- sity of Minnesota Daily said sev-
der control of the church. eral of the eighteen black mem-
Eaton, however, refused to even bers on the team felt there was
discuss the issue with the play- "strong dissension" between t h e
ers. The Wyoming coach, citing blacks and Minnesota Coach Mur-
his rule against player participa- ray Warmath.
tion in demonstrations, then dis- The article said that the black
missed the players from the foot- football players were dissatisfied
ball team. with the entire athletic depart-
In all fairness to Owens, it must ment and that many do not plan
be admitted that he was not as to attend Minnesota next year.
unreasonable as was Eaton, Un- What will happen next?'
like the Wyoming coach, for
example, Owens did not revoke the COACH GARVER GAYTON ad-
scholarships of the players he mits he doesn't know. "We'll hold
suspended nor of the players who a meeting sometime in the n e x t
participated in the boycott. couple of days and decide wherej
to go from there," the black coach
AND OWENS, unlike his Wyom- says of the situation at Washing-t
ing counterpart, at least show- ton.
ed some willingness to communi- Whatever does happen, though,
cate with the boycotting play- it seems clear from the incidents
at Wyoming, Washington and now
"I spoke with Coach Owens and Minnesota that the black athlete
I think, he understood my posi- is no longer willing to give up his
tion," Gayton told the Daily last right to protest and his right toE
night. "I still consider myself a maintain an interest in his com-
member of the (coaching) staff munity for the "privilege" of play-
and I think Coach Owens does, ing college football.
too." d I Perhaps a better question would
oOwens said he would not take be not what will happen next, but
disciplinary action against those where will it happen.
players who protested the suspen-
sion of the original four players.
Still, Owens'. position was in
many ways unreasonable, espec-
ially when seen from the point of
view of the blacks on the team.
To ask a man who is concerned to
express a "total committment" to
the game of football was viewed fed
by many as the height of irration-
ality.
LEE BROCK, the black captainI
of the Husky defensive unit, was
quoted by the Associated Press
as saying, "There's no way I
can go down there (to Los An-I

i

-Associated Press
Black Huskies won't make this trip
Bulls upend Bullets 1184109;
Milwaukee outlasts Philadelphia

BOSTON - Three-year veteran
Clem Haskins hit a pro career:
high of 38 points in leading the
Chicago Bulls to a 118-109 victory
over th° Baltimore Bullets last
night in the opener of a National
Basketball Association double-
header.
The San Diego Rockets and the
Boston Celtics met in the night-
cap of their twin bill at the Gar-
den.
Haskins, a 6-foot-2 sharpshoot-
er from Western Kentucky, con-
nected for 24 points in the first(
half in leading the Bulls to a 55-t

43 lead at the intermission. Glocklih one each as Milwaukee
Chicago widened its advantage outlasted the 76ers who had rallied
to as much as 23 points, 78-55, in to send the game into overtime
the third period before the Bul- after trailing by 14 points at the
lets' Kevin Loughery and J a c k start of the fourth quarter.
Marin started to find the range. Milwaukee led 123-119 with 1:19
Baltimore closed the deficit to remaining in the game. The 76ers
six points, 100-94, midway through closed the gap to 123-121 with 1:05
the fourth period. Then C h e t remaining and then the Bucks
Walker scored four points and made good use of the foul line
Haskins sank two field goals to to protects its lead.
pull Chicago out of range. The 76ers missed a chance to
* * * tie the game with 34 seconds left
PHILADELPHIA - Len Chap- when Darrell Imhoff made a field
pell and Greg Smith hit two fouls goal and was fouled on the play.
each and Don Simth and Jon Mc- Imhoff's basket cut the Buck's
--__-__ lead to 124-123, but he missed the
foul he was awarded while scor-
ing.

Soccermen play
Michigan co-captain and in-
terim coach Les Feldman views to-
day's return soccer match with
Toledo at 10:00 a.m. on Wines
Field with a keen eye of con-
fidence.
"About the only trouble Toledo
has given us so far is how to place
everyone. We have so many good
players, I'll just let the team run
their own show. We'll try to keep
the score from getting out of
hand."
In recent times the Michigan-
Toledo rivalry has le.ft the Rockets
off target six of seven encounters,
the nearest misfire last week a 6-1
counterblast. The hapless Rockets
were no match for the powerful
Wolverines, so prospects for them
today are all but encouraging.
On the other hand, the Michi-
gan soccermen, 4-2-1 thus far, find
themselves in their best form of
the season, as evidenced in prac-
tice scrimmages this week. The
Blue footmen have finally molded
into a coordinated, cooperating
squad at least equal to last year's
victorious team.

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Michigan Ruggers battle with the Chicago Lions at Ferry Field after the football game. The Ruggers
carry a 4-1 season, and 4-2 total including an exhibition match into the contest. The Lions, a pre-
ninel power, may prove their roughest yet.

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