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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By DAN OKRENT Dill, Dennis Bankey and Jim Pitts acquired his position when seniori
will be returning from the ranks John Thompson sustained' an in-t
There is a strange capacity of of this year's first 10 players). But jury in the Far West Classic over
all good things that somehow this is no reason to start worry- the holidays), the current cropc
spoils them. ing. It is a quick, alert, talented boasts credentials that could make
Ahemstes.things team, any number of whom are a recruiter salivate.t
And one of these goodtings - now capable of playing varsity First FroshI
that is perhaps nearing its inevi- ball." Primary among the frosh is 6'6',f
table, fate-called end is the bas- And this can't be discounted as 220-pound Denny Stewart, a high
.ketball glory that is and has been an optimistic over - statement. school All-American from Steelton,
Michigan's. While the 1963 frosh squad con- Pa., with the strength of a weight-1
Perhaps, we say. And it's up to sisted of four of the five current lifter and the finesse of a gym-i
Tom Jorgenson and his freshman varsity starters (and Dennis Ban- nast. Judged as a perfect replace-
wonders to prove the theory wrong. key, a junior and the fifth, first ment for graduating captain Oli-
After four years of dominance:
by the now departed Bill Buntin
and the soon-to-depart Cazzie
Russell, Wolverine basketball will
have to start nearly from scratch
next year in order to maintain the
room at the top, no easy task.'
Compared to 1963
Coach Jorgenson, whose current
crop of freshmen has been com-
pared to the fledgling squad of
1963 that many called the great-
est freshman team in Big Ten
history, does not seem too dis-
tressed. "It is almost a sure thing
that three of these boys are go-
ing to have to break in to Big
Ten ball as starters (only Craig

ver Darden, Jorgenson claims that his true ability due to a late au-
the steadily improving Stewart will tumn injury" is how Jorgenson
fit beautifully in Ollie's vacated describes Bob Sullivan, a versatile
corner. performer equally capable of play-
Next on the list of the youn1 ing up front. All-American as a
marvels slated for eventual for- prepper in Manitowic. Wis., the
ward duty is Dave McClellan, an 6'4" Sullivan has been one of the
all-stater from Toledo DeVilibiss. team's highest scorers in pre-var-
Though the 6'5" McClellan turned sity game exhibitions despite his
in his high school time at the late start. Sullivan, who only Drac-
high post, he has been progress- ticed four times with the frosh be-
ing rapidly toward completion ofI fore appearing part-time in the
the switch fromn having the basket freshmen's November's loss to the
at his back to the front-facing varsity, at times outglittered Rus-
sell In that match, which is no
mean feat.

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5'9" Battler
One of the frosh's most inter-
esting battlers is diminutive Ken
Maxey, a 5'9" flash from Cazzie's
alma mater, Chicago Carver. De-
spite his questionable physical
stature, the speedy Maxey broke
Russell's scoring records en route
to his all-state selection.
"I wouldn't count Kenny's
height as a drawback," elabor-
ates Jorgenson. "He is a very sim-
ilar player to Indiana's Vernon
Payne, who disoroved the 'height
makes might' theory last Monday."
In that contest, the 5'10" Payne
riddled Wolverine defenders with
an unbeatable jumper that netted
him 25 points.
Another prime guard prospect
may be found in 6'2" Mike Maun-
drell, a native of Cincinnati not-
ed for his deadly outside shot, a
perfect complement to the front
line strength.
An impressive roster, to be sure,
and Dave Strack will have to
build a team out of it next win-
ter.
Jorgenson, rightly proud of his
boys, thinks his boss won't have
trouble. But the former Michigan
captain has something else to wor-
ry about now. He and fellow as-
sistant Jim Skala started scouting
for next year's freshmen last Sep-
tember.
You sure can't sit on your laur-
els.

"How to be High
in High Society",

Lecture
discussion
by
Louise Mohr
of
Montgomery, Alabama
7:30 P.M.
Fri., Jan. 14
Ugli
Multi-purpose Room
Michigan Christian
Fellowship
Have FUN

BOB SULLIVAN KEN MAXEY
GYMNASTICS:
'M' Meets EMU in Rematch
of Earlier Wolverine Victory
By DAN OKRENT Wayne Miller on the trampoline,
Today is homecoming. Captain Ned Duke on the rings,
HOMECOMING IN JANUARY? and those darlings of the cheer-
True, there will be no parades, leading set, Chip and Phip Fuller,
no dances, no concerts. at various and sundry other posi-!
But plenty of displays. tions, the gym team hosts the
Appearing in Ann Arbor for the Hurons for the second half of a
first time this season will be those home-and-home exhibition series
wonders of contortion and athletic keyed by a 184-161 Michigan drub-
bing on Dec. 8, the only blotch on
ballet, those scourges of the Big the'EMU ec.rdtonyate.
Ten gyms, the Michigan gymnas- h EMU recordto date
tics team, produced and directed Billed as an exhibition because
by Coach Newt Loken and star- Eastern will be using freshmen
ring a cast that would make Cecil (Big Ten rules prohibit "official"
B. DeMille shy away in awe. meets with frosh participants), the
Yes, the Michigan gymnastics , seven-event card will give Ann
team, in search of their sixth Arbor's gym fans a preview of one
straight Western Conference title, of the nation's top teams-their
will take on Mary Johnson's East- own.
ern Michigan Hurons in a battle This is not to say that only ded-
at the IM Building at 4:15 in the icated followers of the sport are
afternoon. expected to attend-after all, the
Led by world-team member admission is free.
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position of the cornerman.
Forward Potential
Other potential front-liners that
Jorgenson has in his ranks are
Scott Montross, Willie Edwards,
and Clarence Adams. "All are good
possibilities," enthuses the coach.
"I wouldn't rule out any of these
boys in consideration of possible
starters for next season."
The backcourt is well staffed
by a trio of scooters that will
challenge Pitts and Bankey for the
'66-'67 guard posts. "An excellent
ball player who hasn't yet shown

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DENNIS STEWART

Grapplers Tangle with NW,
Hope To Pin Wildcats for 34

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POWER SLED

By DAVE WEIR
The mighty matmen of Michi-
gan will be seeking their thirty-
fourth consecutive dual meet vic-
tory when they battle Northwest-
ern this Saturday in Evanston,
Illinois.
Under the tutelage of Cliff Keen,
the three-time defending Big Ten
champions have already added a
pair of victories to their skein
this season in meets against Iowa
and Indiana-as well as a third-
place finish in the Midlands Open
Championships over the holidays.
Coach Keen, however, is not
exactly complacent in this well-
traveled rut. "I expect a real
whale of a battle from North-
western," he admitted. "They have
one of the best teams since Ken
Kraft has taken over.
Tough Boys
"Kraft has a real tough bunch
of boys . . . they'll be ready for
anyone."
Northwestern opened its Big
Ten season last Saturday with a
third-place finish in a quadrangu-
lar won by Michigan State.
Co-captain . Dick Ernst was
missing in the lineup for the
Wildcats. A preseason injury to
his knee which required surgery
has sidelined him indefinitely.
Last year, as a junior, he won the
Big Ten championship in the 177-
,pound class.
The remainder of the team will,
however, be at full strength.
Heavyweight Rematch
One of the main attractions of
this Saturday's meet will be a
rematch in the heavyweight divi-
sion between Dave Porter of Mich-
igan and sophomore Dan.Kraft of
Northwestern. The two met earlier
this season in the Midlands. Por-
ter came out on top by a single
point, 8-7.
Kraft is a younger brother of
'Cat coach Kraft and has already
won a respectable reputation
around the wrestling circuit. He
advanced to the finals in last
weekend's quad meet before los-
ing to John Staebler of Minnesota.
Three other promising sophs on
the Northwestern contingent, Russ
Schneider, Fred Ege and Curt
Imrie will start tomorrow against
the Wolverines.
Schneider will meet senior Cal
Jenkins of Michigan in the 147-

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pound class. Ege will probably
tangle with Wolverine Dave Doze-
man at 130 pounds, and Imrie,
runner-up last weekend, will
wrestle captain Bill Johannesen
in the 137-pound class.
Only three returning lettermen
are back in the starting lineup for
Northwestern. Juniors Bill Ander-
son (123) and Rick Ruben (157)
are back on the mats, along with
senior co-captain Stu Marshall.
Anderson-Fehrs
Anderson draws the tough as-
signment of meeting Big Ten
champion Bob Fehrs. In his only
conference action so far this sea-
son, Fehrs pinned his opponent in
1:35.
Ruben, whom Keen describes
as a "very strong boy . .. one of
their real standouts," should go
up against Jim Kammen, another
Big Ten champion.
The other letterman, Marshall,
is a 167-pounder who Keen con-
siders Northwestern's best wrest-
ler. "He's an outstanding per-
former," praised Keen.
"Wrestle Anybody"
"Marshall can wrestle any one
he has to," he added, "the man
he'll probably face tomorrow will
be Bill Waterman, who is back in
competition after recuperating
from auto injuries suffered last
year.";
Harlan Bogie, a junior, will try
to compensate for the weakness
in the void left by Ernst'"s injury
at the 177-pound position. He will
most likely start opposite Wayne
Wentz. Although only a sopho-
more, Wentz pinned Iowa's Jack
Deere at the Sports Building last
Saturday.
Keen Optimism
Coach Keen is optimistic about
his team's chances, but he still
won't "sell Northwestern short."
Last year, when the two teams
met in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines
emerged victorious by a score of
19-7. However, the match was
closer than the. score indicates.
According to Keen, "We had to
win some real close ones to open
up last year's match. It was ac-
tually quite close.. . a great
battle."
There is every reason to expect
another great battle in Evanston
Saturday.
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