THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1965
rAGE SIX TUE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 1. 19~5
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Wolverines Open Against Tennessee
By HOWARD KOHN
Latest scientific news flash:
Michigan cagers officially end the
1965 estivation period in head-on;
combat against an invasion of theN
Tennessee Volunteer species in the.
perennial fight for survival of the
This, in effect, means that Wol-'
verine fans can see the two-time
defending Big Ten champions to-
night as they test their preseason
ratings and predictions against the
hard reality of game competition
in one of the toughest openers in
Michigan cage history.
Michigan is ranked No. 2 by
both wire service polls and Ten-
nessee is rated No. 17. However,
as Michigan head coach Dave
Strack explained, "Our high rank-
ing has been based on the great
performance of last year's team.
We are going to have to prove that
we're worthy of this honor all over
Vols' Starting Five
points in the freshman scrimmage.
His scoring productivity has been
of the "hot and cold" kind in
previous seasons, rating him a po-
tential terror on offense.
McIntosh stands 6'1" and has
earned his starting slot mainly on
his ballhawing ability. He is fam-
ous in the conference for his de-
ceptive feints with the ball, in-
cluding his specialty: the reverse
dribble At 26, McIntosh is the
dean of the Vol cagers, from the
standpoint of age.
Guinn will be a newcomer to
the Vol lineup after transferring
to Tennessee as a junior and then
missig last year due to a knee
injury. The 6'1" guard replaces
graduated Pat Robinette in the
r Guinn is a fluid, natural per-
former whose shooting from the
outside is rivaled on the team only
Among those sitting on the
bench will be a pair of two-year
sophomores who should see some
action - center Tom Boerwinkle
and forward Mac Petty. Boerwin-
kle towers over the rest of the
squad at an even seven feet and
has exhibited some very powerful
play under the boards. Petty is a
one-hand shooter whose offensive
talents overshadow defensive de-
spite his ijury. ficiencies.
At center for the Volunteers will ichigan will counter with a
be 6'5" Howard Bayne, co-captain starting nucleus of guards Cazzie
and a senior. Touted as a fine Russell and John Thompson,I
defensive player, the returning Oliver Darden and John Clawson
letterman speared 198 rebounds in at forward and center Craig Dill.
25 games last year. Offensively, Jim Myers is scheduled to head
he does most of his shooting from the list of reserves followed by
in close. ucina the hnk mnfPf_ -
More Than Qualifying .
And Tennessee. appears to be C.
more than just a qualifying, run .
for the Michigan hardcourt boys.-
The Vols boast of three returning.......... .
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an outfit which, incidentally, fin- . ,:. .
ished 20-5 .overall and second in
the rugged Southeastern Confer- cop honors as the nation's top can honorable mention. He sat der the boards. An ankle injury
ence. . 1defensive quintet, out the scrimmage last week but limited his game activities last
At the helm of the Volunteer Hand in hand with his game is expected to start tonight. year and was responsible for his
platoon is Ray Mears, beginning tactics go the pre-game weapons Opposite Widby at the front shift from center to forward.
his fourth campaign as head of psychological warfare employed posts will be rangy Red Robbins. Robbins, as fiery and aggres-I
coach. This individualistic men- by Mears. The Vol warm-up drills, At 6'9" the 200-pound Robbins sive as his nickname indicates,
tor, rated by coaches and critics complete with stunt dribbling, furnishes impressive stature un- averaged 10.1 ppg in 1964-65 de-
across the country, including trick ball-handling and fervent
The Wolverines open their
1965-66 basketball season to-
night against the Tenneessee
Volunteers. There are still tick-
ets available for this encounter
which features the nation's No,
2 and No. 17 ranked teams in
preseason polls. Ducats can be
purchased at the ticket office
at State and Hoover for one
dollar and an identification
card for each ticket. Two
tickets maximum to a customer.
Tickets. for the Bowling
Green game, Saturday after-
noon, and the Ball State clash,
Monday night, go on sale today.
Purchase procedures are the
same as for Tennessee.
Season tickets are also on
sale. Thesee guarantee the fan
a reserved seat at a cost of $25.
The ticket office is open from
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
f a n s singing Sweet Georgia
Brown," are remembered for in-
stilling hard-to-overcome spirit in
the team members.
Strack credited Mears with "a
much different all-around style in
coaching," a style which has earn-
ed him a 49-24 career record down
in the bluegrass country.
"He has innovated a control
type of basketball," explained
Strack. "Tennessee uses a slow
break, trying to dictate a very
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Bayne is unusually fast in re-
lation to his 234-pound frame and
his coach has called him "one of
the best competitors in the game
Holding down the starting
guard positions will be senior
Larry McIntosh and junior Bobby
McIntosh, the other co-captain,
has been one of the standouts in
practice drills thus far, dumping
in a game-leading total of 23
Dennis Bankey, Jim Pitts, Dan
Brown and Van Tillotson.
Michigan and Tennessee have
tangled three previous times on
the hardcourt with the Vols hold-
ing a 2-1 edge. The most recent
encounter was in 1960 when the
Wolverines suffered a 75-64 set-
Game time for all who want a
firsthand look is 8 p.m. Channel
50 will televise a special rerun of
the game at 11 p.m.
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
slow tempo'on the court. The play-
ers take comparatively few shots,
and they try to make every one
Strack contrasted the Tennes-
seean brand of ball to Michigan's
fast-breaking, fast-moving execu-
tion of the cage art. "We shoot
the ball more often and thus take
the . chance of losing it. Playing
against a team like Tennessee will
be a new experience for the team
and for me."
The Vols lost their leading
scorer, A. W. Davis, through grad-
uation last spring and his clutch
baskets (much like Bill Buntin's)
wil be sorely missed. Slated to
fill the void left by Davis' depar-
ture is 6'4" forward Ron Widby
who averaged 14.5 points per game
and led the team in rebounds last
Soph of the Year
Widby, a junior, was named
sophomore of the year in the SEC
last year and received All-Ameri-
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75th Anniversary of Journalism at The University of Michigan
President of The Gannett Newspapers
President of The Associated Press,
will speak on'
"The Crisis of Confidence in the News"
Strack, as "a truly excellent
coach," has rejuvenated a sagging
Tennessee five into one of the top
Mears' strategical trademarks of1
a combination defense and the
1-3-1 offensive attack have be-
come synonymous with the name
of Tennessee basketball. Last sea-
son the Vols alowed an average
of only 55.6 points per game to
Wecnesday, December 1
at 3:00 P.M.
The Public Is Invited
'40 Squad Honored
MICHIGAN'S JOHN THOMPSON (25), who was replaced as a
starter by George Pomey last year, is back in the starting lineup
for Michigan tonight against Tennessee. In last year's Dayton
game, Thompson saw action (above) and is one of five returning
lettermen in the Wolverine starting lineup.
Cager Hit by Cancer;
Baseball Vets Switch
Michigan's 1940 grid team, along;
with the '65 version of the Wol-
verines was honored at the annual
football bust at Cobo Hall in De-
troit Monday night.
The 1940 team included All-
Americans Tom Harmon, Bob
Westfall, and Al Wistert, and
Forest Evashevski, now athletic
director at Iowa. The '40 Michigan
team had a 7-1 record, finishing
second in th eBig Ten.
In addition to the awarding of,
16 'M' rings to the seniors on the
team, Detroit Tiger catcher Bill
Freehan received a ring for his
play as a Wolverine end before
signing with the Tigers.
Quarterback Pete Hollis receiv-
ed the Patterson Award, going to
each year's outstanding academic
senior. Hollis carries a 3.8.
Tackle Bill Yearby was awarded
the Lou Hyde award as the team's
most valuable player, as selected
by his teammates.
In all, 44 letters were awarded
to the '65 team, which finished
with a 4-6 overall record, and 2-5
in Big Ten play.
The letter winners:
Don Bailey, guard; Mike Bass,
halfback; Tom Brigstock, half-
back; Tom Cecchini, linebacker
and captain; Jack Clancy, end;
Floyd Day, tackle; Joe Dayton,
center; Paul D'Eramo, center and,
kicker; Jim Detwiler, halfback;
Dave Fisher. fullback; Dennis
Flanagan, guard; Wally Gabler.
quarterback; Jeff Hoyne, end;
Paul Johnson. guard; Bill Keating,
guard; Stan Kemp, punter; Char-
Baltimore 129, Philadelphia 108
Cincinnati 126, Los Angeles 11O
New York 138, Ft. Louis 1194
Detroit NHL 3, Pittsburgh AlIL 0
lie Kines, tackle; Craig Kirby,
end; Louie Lee, halfback; Tom
Mack, tackle; Bob Mielke, tackle;
Dennis Morgan, linebacker and
fullback; Frank Nunley, lineback-
er: Tom Parkhill, end; Ray Phil-r
lips, tackle; Tom Pullen, end; Tim.
Radigan, fullback; Roger Rosema,
end; John Rowser, halfback;
Michigan's c o e d swimmers
will compete in the Women'sA
Intercollegiate Championship in
Kent, Ohio on Saturday at 3:00.
The female tankers go into the
meet favored to retain theirx
title which they have held for
the past four years. The girls t
hope to repeat last year's per-
formance with a second straight
Charlie Ruzicka, tackle; GaryE
Schick, fullback; Ernie Sharpe,
halfback; Steve Smith, end; Rick
Sygar, halfback; Dick Vidmer,
quarterback; Rick Yolk, halfback;I
Carl Ward, halfback; Dick Wells,
halfback; Clayton Wihite, end;
Ken Wright, guard; Bill Yearby,
with the San Francisco Warriors
By The Associated Press
SJohn Rudometkin, f o r in e r last year.
basketball star at the University Frank Malzone and Del Cran-
of Southern California, is in a dlfre l-trcniee
resn hop t s fiinf o i;Ball, former All-Stars, considered
Fresno hospital suffering from in-
operable cancer near his heart. ' to be washed up by their previous
His doctor confirmed reports employers, have both hooked up
Tuesday that Rudometkin, 25, with new clubs for the '66 season.
was suffering from :cancer and Malzone, an All-Star third base-
said nothing in the way of surgery man seven times for the Boston
can be done for the condition. Red Sox was given his outright
He said, however, that other release, and yesterday signed with
methods, such as radiation treat- the California Angels.
ments, will be used to try to stop Crandall, who played for the
the malignancy which is in lymph Braves and Giants before moving
glands near the lung. to Pittsburgh last year also played
Rudometkin played at USC from in seven All-Star games. Given his
1960-62. After graduation, he release by the Pirates on Monday,
played with the New York Knick- he was signed as a free agent by
erbockers for two years and was the Cleveland Indians.!
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Top U of M, MSU and U of D basket-
ball games will be carried on WJR
this season. Follow Cazzie and the
Wolverines against Tennessee
tonight. And in the weeks to come,
just dial 760 for a great mixture of
Michigan, Michigan State and U of D
.games on WJR. Don't miss a one.
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