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aFRIDAYaN.U ARY 14,196$





M,' Tigers Clash i Big Series

Russell Moves to Fifth,
Schelihase Takes Lead


Michigan's hockey squad has
' come up against some pretty good
teams this year-Michigan Tech,
the NCAA champs, Boston Uni-
versity's star-filled cast, Minne-
sota, but tonight they will be fac-
ing off against six All-Americans.
No fooling, six of them, and all
worth their rating.
There is only one hitch to the
whole setup. Those starting six
from the Colorado' College Tigers
are all truly Americans-American
born that it. In fact there is
only one Canadian on the whole
team, and he's a goalie who won't
be playing Friday's game.
Perfect Opener
This two-game series with Colo-
rado College promises to be a per-
feet league home opener for Mich-
igan's young but successful crew.
Michigan Coach Al Renfrew has
terred Colorado a fast team. De-'
fenseman Bill Lord, after seeing
4 them in practice last night, com-
mented, "some of those guys can
really fly."
But the praise is not all one
sided. Tiger Coach Bob Johnson
had a lot to say in favor of the
Wolverines. "Michigan must be a
good team if they can take two
M' from Minnesota at Minneapolis.
There aren't too many teams that
can do something'. like that, so
they must have something going
for them."
Mel's Third Year
Like everyone else who talks of
Michigan hockey, Johnson also
spoke of Wolverine captain Mel
Wakabayashi. "This will be the
third year that we are going to
face him," he said, almost wishing
he didn't have to say it. "He is a
very quick player, one who can
work well around the net. He beat
us last year, when we were ahead
until he put in a few. We'll have

to check him real close or we'll
be in trouble."
Colorado is in trouble already.
Their captain, Dave Peterson, has I
been out for the past six weeks,I
and won't be back until February.
Just two days ago, Colorado's
starting right winer John Genz
had an appendicitis attack, and
is now in University Hospital. With
two-thirds of the starting line
out already, they have one strike
against them. When this line was
intact, it was one of the most ef-
fective in the league, especially on
the power play.
NEichigan is now ready to meet
the challenge, according to Coach
Reifrew. "We have been skating
all week, and feel that we are in
good shape for the series. I just
hope the boys can keep the edge
that they had in Minnesota."
'Waka's' Line Starts
Hoping to increase their victory
string from three, Michigan will
start with captain Mel Wakabaya-
Prothro N~ied
UCLA's head coach Tommy
Prothro won his second straight
contest" over Duffy,. Daugherty.
of Michigan State as he was
named "Coach of the Year" by
the 812 members of the Ameri-
can Football Coaches Associa-
.The 45-year-old Prothro in
his first season at the helm
guided the Bruins to a 7-2-1
regular season record and a
stunning 14-12 upset win over
the previously unbeaten Spar-

Ferguson and Bob Boysen.
Soph goalie Harold Herman will
start both games. He has really
given the team the confidence it
needs to take chances and to win.
He was especially sharp in the last
series, and in the last game, the
Gophers could score only once on
In the words of Colorado Coach
Bob Johnson, "we will have to
fight for everything we get." And
from the looks of the team in
practice, they can do it. They
have hustle and desire. They
scramble and they can skate. And
they are a team that tkunusual
in college hockey today; they have
only one Canadian.
Colorado Minnesotans
Most of the Colorado team-15
of' then, in fact-come from Min-
nesota, the state with the most
high school hockey teams in the
nation. The team is also very
young, with only three seniors.
The Tigers have been on the
road now since December of last
year. Coach Johnson says, "we
have been away so long that I
almost forget what home looks
like." They were up at State last
weekend, wher.e they took a two-
game series. After Ann Arbor, they
will be finally returning home for

an eight game home schedule.
Gopher Series
Looking at the results of the
two team's series with Minnesota,
the Wolverines would appear to
have the edge. Colorado played
them in Colorado Springs, and
split, 4-2 and 0-4. Michigan play-
ed in Minneapolis, and took both
games, 5- 4and 3-1. The Wolver-
ines will also have the advantage
of playing before their very par-
tisan home fans, while Colorado
will be winding up its extended
road trip.
Michigan will be ready, and so
will Colorado. Both teams are
young, both are good. A split
would do neither team any good,
with the two currently deadlock-
ed for second place with 3-1 con-
ference records. A sweep for eith-
er team would give it a big boost
toward a playoff berth. North Da-
kota is in hot pursuit in third
place, and losing this series could
spell a disastrous drop into fourth
for either Colorado or Michigan.
Thus the series, with both games
set for 8 p.m. faceoffs at the
Coliseum, shapes up as the most'
important early season pair for
both squads: very advantageous'
for the winner, a big setback for
the loser.

By The Associated Press
Michigan's Cazzie Russell has
grabbed a tight hold on fifth place
in the national scoring race with
a 28.5 average. Russell also ranks
fifth in total points with 314.
The Big Ten's Dave Schellhase
of Purdue is the national leader in
average, hitting for 32.4 points per
game. In total points, the Boiler-
maker has rammed some 356 on
134 field goals, and 88 from the
Dave Bing, of Syracuse has put
on a tremendous rush, coming
from outside the rankings to chal-
lenge Schellhase's lofty perch. He
has 367 points in 12 games, good
Randolph Macon 76, Old Dominion
74 (ovt)
Virginia State 73, Maryland State 61
Georgetown (Ky) 103, Campbellsville
Hiram 86, Case 62
Fort Valley St. 113, Albany St. 74
Elon 85, Atlantic Christian 74
Duke 76, Maryland 61
Richmond 103, Virginia Military 88
Stetson 62, Tampa 591
Detroit 97, Notre Dame 84
Toronto 6, Montreal 0
Boston 1, Chicago 1 (tie)
Cincinnati 107, St. Louis 102

for a 30.6 average. He was 14th
among the scorers four weeks ago,
then moving to ninth, eighth, and
third a week ago.
Behind Bing are Bob Lewis of
North Carolina, third, and Dick
Snyder, of Davidson, holding down
fourth spot.
The only new individual leader
is Dayton soph BobnHooper. He
took over first place in free throw
accuracy with a .955 mark on 42
free throws in 44 attempts.
Holdovers from last week are
Doug McKendrick of Rice, who is
hitting from the floor at a .638
clip, and Jim Ware, of Oklahoma
City, leading in rebounds with a
21.2 average.
The scoring leaders this week:
G FG FT Pts. Avg.
1. Dave Schellhase, Purdue
11 134 88 356 32.4
2. Dave Bing, Syracuse
12 138 91 367 30.6
3. Bob Lewis, North Carolina
13 140 113 393 30.2
4. Dick Snyder, Davidson
13 143 93 379 29.2
5. Cazzie Russell, Michigan
11 122 70 314 28.5
6. Dave Wagnon, Idaho State
11 119 71 .309 28.1
7. Don Freeman, Illinois
11 110 85 305 27.7
8. Mal Graham, New York U.
11 112 79 303 27.5
9. Bob Lloyd, Rutgers
10 98 77 273 27.3
10. Jim Walker, Providence
11 109 77 295 26.8


WCHA Standings
W L Pet.


.Michigan Tech
North Dakota
Michigan State

, 5



shi's line, Barry MacDonald and
Bob Baird on the wings. Mel scor-
ed four goals last weekend in the
Minnesota games, two of them un-
assisted. He now leads the team
with 28 points, 9 goals and' 19 as-
sists. His wings have also been in
on the scoring, MacDonald with 22
points, and Baird with 15.
Backing up this line will be
three other fine lines. The "De-
troit" line with'Bruce Koviak cen-
tering for the brother's Martilla,
Mike and Lea, has really come
alive after being united from last
year's split. She third line features
Ron Ullyot, Dan Walter and Dean
Lucier. Another line equally as
good is that of Tom Schiller, Bob

-Daily-Kamalakar Rao

(All Friday and Saturday)
Colorado College at MICHIAN
Duluth at.Denver
Minnesota at Michigan State
North Dakota at Michigan Tech

MICHIGAN'S BOB FERGUSON (10) beats Spartan goalie Gerry
Fisher in one of last year's games. Barry McDonald (13) for the
Blue races in for the possible rebound. Wolverine rooters hope
this scene will be repeated many times tonight as the puckmen
face-off against a young Colorado College team in the first of a
two game home series,




Wolverines' Miller--Nation's Best Bouncer

"The world amateur trampoline
championships will be held this
March in La;fayette, La.-
"Michigan' sophomore Wayne
Miller is from Lafayette, La.
"Wayne Miller is the world's
greatest amateur trampolinist.".
This sampling of misguided log-
ic may not please the senior mem-
bers of our philosophy department,
nor may it please Michigan fresh-
man Dave Jacobs, who, with Mil-
ler, will compete for the United
States in the approaching meet.
But as far as we can ascertain,
It cannot be disputed. For, ac-
cording to past performance and
predicted potential, Wayne Miller
is the best in the world, Jacob-
ites and our erudite logicians not-
One may wonder, rather, why
the world meet will be held in
the booming metropolis of La-
fayette, buried in the deepest
south, where even the word
"Michigan" conjures up thoughts
of evil within the dirtiest of the
white sheets. Well, the answer is
to be found in the fact that
Wayne Miller of the aforemen-
tioned fame is from Lafayette, La.
Really Quite Simple
As a matter of record and fact,
it really is simple. Wayne Miller's
entry and rise into the field of
gymnastics has been so simple,
so exact, so perfunct that it can
make the .most athletic of the
"unathletic sportswriters" cringe.
It all began in 1960, when high
school freshman Miller, then and
now a 5'6", 147-pound dynamo, re-
turned to Lafayette's Cathedral
High School from a national age-
group diving championships too
late to try out for the school's
football team. As the affable, out-
spoken Louisianian explains it, "I
was disappointed, in not being able
to play football, so the diving
coach tried to divert my atten-
tion to trampolining. I don't re-
gret the switch."
National Champ-How?

termined to outdo him, I concen-
trated more and more on the
trampoline until, in 1963, I enter-
ed' my first national competition,
and did well."
"Well" isn't the word. Not only
did he grab the senior men's ti-
tle, but he also picked Up the jun-
ior crown, the first in the com-
petition's history to accomplish
this. And to add some topping,
he captured the junior men's div-
ing championship the same year.
Good Coaching
Wayne doesn't discount coach-
ing, either. "The gymnastics coach
at Southwest Louisiana University,
which is located at Lafayette, be-
came almost a second father to

The feeling of admiration and;
respect is mutual. "Wayne is an
extremely tough competitor that
'really knows how to get fired up.
He can handle the roughest of
pressure situations with ease, nev-
er clutching. A lot of credit can
be given to Hennessy for making
Wayne the athlete that he is."
These the words of Loken who,
in his 19 years as gymnastics
coach, knows a competitor as well
as anyone.
It's hard to find any other tes-
timonials to Wayne's ability.
Teammate Scott Paris sums it up:
"What can you say about Wayne?
If it hasn't been said already, it's
probably either unfair or wrong.
He's simply 'great'."
Second to Erwin
Second in last year's world
championship to Michigan grad
ary Erwin (who, along with Lo-
ken, recruited him from within
Hennessy's grasp), Wayne knows
his trampolining as well as any-
one. Verifying the height of an
average meet bounce as 20 feet,
Wayne discounts danger as a fac-
tor. "By the time one is experi-
enced, he knows his trampoline
pretty well, and what he can do
on it. Of course, that's not to say
that it isn't dangerous for a be-
ginner; it's like if you gave a 10-
year old kid the keys to your car,
put him in the seat, and said
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'drive,' chances are he -won't be
too safe."
What does Wayne consider the
hardest jump? Well, there's one he
calls the "Miller," his being Its
developer and the only trampolin-
ist able to do it. Almost incon-
ceivable on paper, the "Miller'
consists of a double back flip
while engaged in a triple twist.
After a hoped-for victory in
this year's world meet, Wayne
sees even more avenues for suc-
cess and triumph in the years
ahead. In 1968, trampolining
might be made part of the gym-
nastics agenda in the Olympic
Games, and who wouldn't relish a
gold medal. After the conceivable
victory, Wayne views the future as
a professional gymnast and diver,
doing exhibitions and working at
As Scott Paris said, "What else
can you say?" Well, he doesn't
eat Wheaties for breakfast. "Just
grubby quaddy food."

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Sure, anyone can bounce upI
and down on an elastic mat, but
how does one who first entered
the sport as a freshman in high
school become national champion
while still inuthe eleventh grade?
Wayne attributes it to determina-
tion and competition. "Of course I
had had training as a diver, but
that only prepared me in a fun-
damental way. As a freshman, I
had a rival who, a few years older
than I, won the nationals. De-

me. He didn't hurt my bouncing
ability, either." Miller says that
Jeff Hennessy still holds a minor
grude because of his decision to
enroll in Ann Arbor rather than
ink Lafayette, but it evidently isn't
so great: it was Hennessy's in-
fluence in the gymnastics world
that brought this year's champion-
ships to Lafayette for Wayne and
his high school rival, John Schmitz
of Southern Illinois.
Coaching hasn't hurt Wayne at
Michigan, either. "Not only is
Coach Loken the great promoter
that most people know him as, but
he's one of the greatest coaching
coaches in the country."

Sun., Jan. 16

Discussion of:

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of Psychiatry-U of M Medical School
7 P.M.-at the Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw
Rides available at north entrance to Michigan Union
and Mary Markley Dorm-6:45 P.M.
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