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W'AGE EIGHTT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAYJANUARY 6,1966

kmI E G E N ERAL STOCR E j
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The Way of All Sports:
Basketball Goes Mechanized
By GIL SAMBERG
Well, it's finally here. And about time, I suppose.
The "Remember the Maine, Wizard of Menlo Park Contributor to
Amateur Athletics, Boeing Aircraft (College Division), and Country
Award" for 1965-66 must be presented without further hesitation to
Fred Lewis, currently head basketball coach at Syracuse University
(but whose future in the organization of Charles 0. Finley now
seems assured).
Lewis-praise Cyrus McCormack-has created basketball's
first scientifically designed and utilized, though Top-Secret,
DIABOLICAL MACHINE. In' the years to come there may be
other, possibly more sophisticated, mechanisms appearing, but
let it be duly noted that, this was the first. The others can only
be pale imitations of this trail-blazer.
Contrary to some absurd speculations, this machine cannot do
everything. It can't even play basketball .yet. But since Lewis
plans to write his doctoral thesis on the merits of his wired wonder,
it must have something on the ball.
What his gadget can do so far is: help. you gain stamina, help1
you jump higher (". . . it's helped boys jump three and four inches
higher since they started using it."), comb your hair, brush your
teeth, button your buttons, tie your ties, burn your Athletics coupon,
ace your Econ final, help you lose weight....
Well, you have to understand. This is only the first try.
For those technological reactionaries among you who scoff
too quickly, Lewis not only in part attributes Syracuse's best
start in basketball since the Stone Age to the machine, but also
credits it wth helping him drop 30 pounds in a year without
dieting. If the 30 pounds doesn't particularly lure any hordes of
college basketball professors, maybe a fast 9-2 record will.

Skydiving: Like Nothing Else on, Earth

By GRETCHEN TWIETMEYER son. Granted, it gets a little chilly
in winter, but you'll find addicts

Its better tnan arinxzng aria t

even better than sex.
{It's the nearest thing to flying
without wings."
These statements, made by
Alan Beach and Ray Krause, re-
spectively, describeatheir feelings
toward the newest and one of the
most exciting sports there is-
skydiving.
Says Alan Beach, veteran of
over 800 jumps, "I don't consider
a person a jumper until he has
made at least a hundred jumps.
By then he shouldbe qualified
enough to teach it himself."
Hot or Cold
The sport is never out of sea-

!

out on Gregory field on any clear
Saturday or Sunday.
All it takes is a little bit of
bravado and a lot of guts, and you
too can be a skydiver. In one
short morning you learn how to
land correctly (by jumping into
sand), how to pack a parachute,
when to pull the ripcord, and
what happens if you don't. And
you take your first jump,
Visualize, if your stomach will
let you, clinging to a plane door
3,000 feet above Mother Earth,
waiting for the signal. "Jump."
Perfect Landing
If you do it right, you're in

spread-eagle position during the
free fall, or period before the
parachute opens. Then you simu-
late pulling the ripcord, drift
down to the drop zone, make your
landing, and offer gratitude to theI
deities for bringing you downl
alive.
But it's not only the sense of
conquering the skies that makes
skydiving addicts, though the ad-
venture and challenge are cer-
tainly part of it. More important
are sensations which everyone in-
terprets differently, but everyone
feels.
"Imagine a person floating in
water in pitch blackness, blind
folded, earplugged, and with

gloves on so he can't f
thing. Then imagine the
That's skydiving," subm
Beach.
Sensational
"One of the greatest se
is to fly through a sunse
you see the sun go dow
you make your jump.
through a rainstorm or
clouds. The images you
freedom you feel are
pleasure."
Beach's 12-jump roomii
Kraus, agrees with him,
"The closest feeling I can
is like the apex of a tr
jump, only there the fe
only momentary becausey
to concentrate onthe
right away. In skydiving,1
sation is prolonged."
A Shaky Cushion
Ned Dybvig, a veterar
jumps, says it's like "a cu
air, though I always get
sation of speed. Other
say they don't-maybei
that I haven't made
jumps."
Skydiving itself means
of maneuvering during f
as opposed to parachutej
where the persons just ju
and pulls the ripcord.7

eel any-
opposite.
its Alan

to the inveterate skydiving addict,
who knows that he makes it safe
by what he does. This sense of
responsibility makes the sport

more exhilerating.
ensations The newest local thing in sky-
et where diving is the No-G Exit, which
vn while Russ DeBeauclair calls the "great-
Or fly est thing invented since the par-
through achute." The secret to performing
see and it is in the pilot, who has to be
acts of highly skilled. He has to make the
plane simulate the ballistic path
late, Ray of an object thrown into the air.
adding, The air-to-ground segment lasts
think of only seven or eight seconds.
ampoline In No-G, the diver gets out of
eeling is the plane and just stays right with
you have it. DeBeauclair, a 230 jump vet-
impact eran, has held onto the wheels of
the sen- the plane and swung himself to
the other side of the plane. Alan
Beach, innovator of No-G at
n of 18 Gregory Field, has even gotten
ishion of back inside the plane after per-
the sen- forming the No-G exit.
jumpers Skydiving Grows
it's just Skydiving is only about ten
enough years old in the United States
and only in the last few years has
the art America become prominent in in-
ree fall, ternational competition. Judging
jumping, is limited because it is difficult to
amps out see from the ground. However, it
For the is one of the fastest-growing

'Russell Dominates M' Scoring

Despite b e i n g doubleteamed
most of the time and suffering
a bump on his head, All-America
guard Cazzie Russell still leads
the Michigan basketball team in
scoring for the first ten games of
the season.
Opponents have tried every-
thing short of a distracting femme
fatale to discourage Caz from hit-
ting the net-all to little avail,
Russell continues his three-year
domination of the team offensive
column with 189 field goals and
64 free throws for an average of

At Syracuse, remember, the Orange varsity has often been called '2.2 points5per game.
"Bing & Co.," and the game dubbed "Bing-ball." Dave Bing was Clawson Second'
impressive in the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival last year Next in line is senior forward
as a junior. He is unforgettable as a senior. John Clawson, in his first year
Lewis, happy inventor and Bing's coach on the side, figures he'd as a starter, with 15.1 ppg. Claw-
take his Davey even over the likes of B.C.'s John Austin or Michigan's son has been supplying much of
Cazzie Russell if he had the choice. I_ _

Still, college basketball can be a one man showcase, but not a
one man show. Teams can't face good competition and win coh-
sistenly with a cast of one. Pretty big things were expected of
Syracuse in the East last year and they flopped. The squad's overall
quality hasn't changed terrifically since then. The coach is the same.
Sort of makes you wonder.
And there's still one little thing. Nobody, but NOBODY,
knows what the heck the doggone miracle-maker is.
And when this thing-whatever it is-gets somehow hauled into
the U.S. Patent Office . . . well, that I'd like to see.
Anyhow, the world now has its first basketball thingamabob .
in college, that is. Lewis hasn't gotten around to naming OL' DIA-
BOLICAL yet, but he'll probably take care of that detail by the
time it comes out on the market next season (unless spies planted
on his squad by the NBA or the SEC steal the plans first-probably
along with Bing).
"See me after the season and I'll tell you all about it," he says.
We can hardly wait. And, depending on how Syracuse does this year
in the remainder of its games,- Lewis' colleagues may have the same
problem.
And it sure is nice to see that good ol' American know-how-
the stuff that's maintaining the United States' controversial
Olympic basketball gap-goes beyond ordinary things like the
jump shot, the zone, goal-tending, and the rest. In a swiftly
cbanging world like the one we live in, technology can give you
a real feeling of security.
Thank you Fred Lewis.

Get Well
CHUCK
the scoring punch in the void left
by the graduation of Larry Tre-
goning.
Jim Myers. also a senior, who
has been alternating at center
and forward, is the only other'
Wolverine in double figuies with
his 11.3 ppg average. Oliver Dar-
den, John Thompson and Craig
Dill are shooting just under 10'
points per contest.
Defensively, forward Darden is
riding herd on the rebounding
category with 87 grabs in nine
games. Russell has contributed 81
rebounds in-ten games as a roving
guard for second place.
Aside from the rebounding ag-
gressiveness of these two veterans,
Michigan'"has had trouble finding
a cure-all substitute for Bill
Buntin.
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
BOB McFARLAND

first few jumps, the diver pi'ac- sports in the country.
tices maintaining stabilityby - If you've always had a passion
assuming the classic arched-back, for airplane-less flying, don't let
spread-eagle position. Once he fear of heights or the fact that
can d6 this he attempts turns, you're a member of the weaker sex
spins, and rolls, and when he l scare you. In the first place, it
masters these he can do relative doesn't feel anything like a roller:
work with other divers. coaster, and in the second place, 1
quite a few girls have already doneI
Landing on a Dimeit an enodi.AdRy
Another aspect of parachuting Krause even suggests that skydiv-,
is accuracy of landing, practiced ing become a requirement for all
zone with a 15 cm. middle. Hid- physics majors, "because it really
ting that middle roughly e . gives you a good idea of relativity."
appoxi- Patience and Preparation
mates a hole-in-one or a 300 About the only thing you really
game in bowilihlg. need for this sport is patience. As
Fear is an occupational hazard Alan Beach says, "You really have
- you just have to expect it. to like it to keep on doing it, be
Some people, like Ned Dubvig, cause you spend so little time
haven't lost it yet. "And I know a actually jumping compared to the
guy," he says, "who hasn't lost time you spend getting ready.
his fear after 150 jumps." But "For a few minutes' enjoyment
Alan Beach estimates that 95 per you have to spend a half hour
cent of the people with over 100 packing a parachute, wait for
jumps are not afraid.. "By that I' goodng weathrandufindwailot.
mean that their pulse rate doesn't good weather, and find a pilot.
even pick up when they're about maug is abo utato the sky-
to jump." However, lack of fear s t i t
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MICHIGAN'S OLIVER DARDEN FIRES a shot past 'Tennessee's
Howard Bayne in the season's first encounter. Pulling off 87

rebounds in nine games, the
team lead in that department.

Wolverine forward has earned the

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Russell 10,
Clawson 10
Myers 10
Darden - .9
Thompson 10
Dill 10
Bankey 10
Pitts
Brown 7
Tillotson 3
Michigan Totals 10
Opponents' Totals 10

FG
109
65
49
36
41
35
17
3
a
3
365
305

FTA
77
34
21
26
20
28+
9
8
14
1
238
262

FT
64
21
15
11
16
22
a
10
0
166
194

RB
81
67
64
87
16
51
15
8
15
8
473
413

PF
20
37
18
33
30
25
16
9
4
199
189

Pts.
282
151
113
83
98
92
39
8
20
6
896
804

Ave.
28.2
15.1
11.3
9.2
9.8
9.2
3.9
1.6
2.9
2.0
89.6
80.4

doesn't mean taking it easy, which
would be just about suicidal.
Safety First
Cautions Beach, "One of the
worst things a guy can do is take
his first jump with the idea that
'they've told me everything and
now it's up to fate' because how
safe you are depends on what you
do. An attitude like that makes
you ten times as susceptible to
injury."
And there is no doubt that sky-
diving claims quite a few casual-
ties. But that is of little concern

SCORES
NBA
Cincinnati 117, Detroit 103
San Francisco 118, New York 117
Baltimore 114, St. Louis 101
NHL
Chicago 4, Montreal 2
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Evansville 104, Butler 68
Toledo 85, Bowling Green 66
Bail State 89, DePauw 77
Temple 57, Villanova 56
Tennessee 82, Furman 63
North Carolina 99. Wake Forest 83
No. Carolina St. 55, So. Carolina 54
Holy Cross 73, Connecticut 72
Boston College 99, Rhode Island 91

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