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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, JAN. xs, 1ss

PAGE SIX FIlE MICUIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 1967

Illinoi
Ex-Whiz Kid
Gene Vance
Inherits Post
By The Associated Press
CHAMPAIGN - Gene Vance,
43, forx'ner Illinois Whiz Kid of
basketball fame in the 1940s, was
named athletic director of the
university yesterday, effective
April 1.
Vance succeeds Doug Mills, his
former cage coach, in the position.
Mills resigned in November.
Vance, who in the days of the
Whiz Kids was the team's defen-
sive expert, has not been pre-
viously. employed by the univer-
sity's athletic department. He has
been serving as executive director
of the Illinois Alumni Association.
tion.
Vance takes on a tough assign-
mentin the light of a probe that
revealed the operation of an il-
legal $21,000 slush fund. The uni-
versity's investigation into finan-
cial aid irregularities resulted in
head football coach Pete Elliott
and head basketball coach Harry,
Combes being placed on probation
which prevents them from per-
sonal recruiting activities for one
year.
The Big Teri still is to act on the
matter. Commissioner Bill Reed
said in Chicago yesterday that he
hopes conference action will come
before its business meetings the,
first week of March in Chicago.
The NCAA also must review the
case and pass judgment, but Reed
said he had no inkling when this
will happen. He added that it
may come after Vance officially
is installed in his new post.
"I feel that Illinois athletics
have a bright future despite im-
mediate problems ahead, but that
future will be within the rules,"
said Vance. "If Illinois ever suffers
another experience such as the
present one, we will be through

Taps

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Athletic

Director

Icers' Wins Gain WCHA Lead

By DAVE WEIR
Michigan's pace-setting hockey
team has one great weakness
which it must overcome: the
players don't get on and off the
ice fast enough.
Not fast enough, that is, to play
winning hockey in the thin air
of Colorado Springs. Before trav-
eling to the mountain statekfor
a two-game series this weekend
with the Tigers of Colorado Col-
lege; the Wolverine icers will prac-
tice switching lines quickly.
Another problem facing coach
Al Renfrew's league-leading squad
is a. rash of injuries resulting from
last weekend's games with Min-
nesota.

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'FANTASTIC:
Gymnasts' Team Effort
Clips Illini in Cliffhanger

Down
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By DAVE WEIR
in Champaign, Ill., there
ancient, orange-bricked,
inappropriately known as
Men's Gym.

Last Saturday, 900 enthusiastic
fans packed the rafters of Old
Men's Gym and witnessed one of
the most exciting gymnastic meets
in history.
Everyone felt the tense antici-
pation in the atmosphere beforek
the match began, including this
reporter who added scorekeeping
and rooting to his usual duties.
The excitement reached a fev-
erish pitch during the final two
events, as Michigan's tiny lead

would preserve their margin of ;
victory on the rings.
Mousseau was a prophet. De-
spite the 1.4 point advantage
gained by Illinois on the bars,
Michigan Mill led by .125 and after
the two squads tied on the rings
with scores of 27.4, the visitors
trooped out of Old Men's Gym
with their second victory in as
many outings this season.
One of the highlights of the
meet was a new maneuver on theI
long horse performed by IllinoisI
junior Hal Shaw.
The Michigan victory set the
stage for a four game home
stand, opening this Friday against.

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dwindled away to almost nothing,,Western Michigan. Two main
but hovered above the zero mark stumbling blocks remain in the
to preserve victory-by the al-'Wolverines quest for fulfillment
most unbelievable margin of one- of their "Seven in '67" champion-
tenth of a point. ship string: Michigan State and!
Fantastic Effort Iowa,

in Bid Ten athletics." Yesterday, as he reflected on Loken retains a "cautious op-I
Dr. Leslie Bryan, Illini faculty the thrill-packed contest, Wolver- timism" about his team's chances.
representative, has been serving ine coach Newt Loken termed the and states that "with the amount
as acting athletic director since win a "fantastic team effort. We of sincere hustle and work that
Mills' resignation and will con- had an almost perfect day with they have displayed they deserve
tinue until Vance steps in. the exceptions of several small to win a few more."
Elliott had been the top can- breaks in a few routines." --._--.- -...._
didate for the job until the illegal And a team effort it was. The i
fund was disclosed. He then with- six-time defending Big Ten champs
drew his name from consideration rolled up a score of 190.825 which 1 1
and did likewise at Northwestern averages out to over 9.0 per man
University. for each event.!
Vance, who has been executive The Fuller brothers performed COLLEGE BASKIrBALL
director of the Illinois Alumni up to their usual standards. Phip Bradley 64, Cincinnati 59
Association the last six years, grabbed first in the floor exercise DePaul 73, Bowling Green 7z
said that he is familiar with re- with a 9.5 score and a second on astern cDgan 106 ayne State 65
cruiting and financial aid rules. the long horse with a 9.125. Chip
Vance was field director of the finished second in the floor ex- NBA
Philadelphia 119, New York 111
Illinois Alumni Association four ercise and tied for third in vault- Boston 109, chicago 101
gears before being named execu- ing.
tive director. He isnmarried and Loken claims that Phip is now
the father of four children. "in the number one spot in the
nation in floor exercise." ANO
Tramp Champ
ruins R eta It Excellent team scores were roll-
ed up by the side horse and high
To Poll Sot bar teams. Art Baessler and Dave
Geddes finished second and third,
The AP Top Ten, with first- respectively, on the horse, while
plane votes in parentheses, sea- team captain Gary Vander Voort
son records through games of and sophomore Mike Sasich team-SPECTA
Saturday, Jan. 14 and total ed up for a third-place tie on the
points, on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3- high bar with a 9.15.
2-1 basis: On the trampoline, Dave Jacobs
1. UCLA (40) 12-0 400 racked up a 9.55 to outscore team- JA C K E
2. Louisville 14-1 318 mate Wayne Miller, last year's
3. Houston 14-1 267 world champion. Miller rated a 9.2
4. North Carolina 12-1 263 and' Mike Zadel a 9.05 to round
5. Princeton 13-1 182 out what Loken describes as "the
6. Texas Western 11-2 175 best trampoline team in the
7. Kansas 11-2 157 nation."
8. Florida 11-1 120 But it was the last two events
9. New Mexico 11-3 88 which captured the crowd's atten- ON MOS
10. Providence 11-3 60 tion and it was sophomore Tim
Others receiving votes, listed Mousseau who .predicted the final I NCLU DI NG MANY M
alphabetically: Boston College, outcome."WESTERN" DES
Bradley, Cincinnati, Fairfield, Hang on, Sloopy
Michigan S t a t e, Mississippi On the Michigan bench just be-
State, Northwestern, St. John's fore the start of the high bar .ex- ~.7 .
N.Y., Seattle, Syracuse, Toledo, ercise, Mousseau remarked that
Tulsa, University of the Pacific, if the Wolverines could hold on to Drastic mark-downs on<
Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, their slim lead through the high continuin
S1 n n.nllhnrvents.theicon ng STORE V

Two defensemen, Paul Dommi
and Lars Hansen, missed MondayI
afternoon's practice due to hurtst
suffered in the dual victories over
the last place Gophers. DommI
also sat out the Saturday night
game because of a bad shoulder.I
Hansen's knee injury is described
by Renfrew to be a "ligament
problem."t
The extent of the injuries is not(
yet known, but Renfrew hopesI
that both wil be ready for the trip
to Colorado.
A third Michigan player in
bandages is junior center BruceE
Koviak, who - suffered "popped
knee cartiledge" in the weekend
action. Koviak says that the in-
jured leg is "sore to walk on, butI
all right for skating when it'st
taped up."I
The weekend sweep from Min-3
nesota left the icers with a 5-1t
record in the WCHA and a 13-1-1t
mark overall. Friday's 10-5 mas-t
sacre was highlighted by a four-
goal outburst by Bob Baird. e
The senior forward now leadsr
the team with 18 goals and 197
assists for a total of 37 points.,
He needs only one more pointI
to surpass the 37-point total rolledt
up by graduated All-American Mel
Wakabayashi in the first 11 games
of the season.
The excellent play by all three
lines in the Minesota series raised
speculation that the Wolverines
have completely recovered from
the loss of Wakabayashi. As
Koviak put it, "We have finally
shown everybody that we can get
along without Mel. All the players
are working real hard now, and
where we once relied upon one|
player to pull us together, we are '
now counting more on ourselves "
Koviak centers the line with
forwards Randy Binie and Bob+
Boysen. He feels that "all the
lines are clicking right now, and
as long as we keep winning, the
same combinations will stick to-
gether." Coach Renfrew agrees.
The team has racked up three
wins in four games since the de-
parture of Wakabayashi, and Ko-
viak attributes this to a feeling
of "pride in ourselves.
"If we are 'flat' like we were
against Denver in the Friday nght
game two weeks ago, then we
won't win . . . everybody has to
keep on working all the time.
"There's no overconfidence on
this team . . . we realize that we
are not unbeatable."
Renfrew reflects the cautions
attitude of the players: "The
league is very well-balanced this
year. We are in first place but
it is by no means a comfortable
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position. Denver, a team with four
losses, is as good a favorite for
the title as anyone else.'
Renfrew stated that he was
pleased by the performances of
goalies Jim Keough and Harold
Herman against the Gophers.
"Both boys played well and we
will continue to rotate them in
the upcoming series. Each has a
different style of goalt ending, l
which is a good situation."
The two netminders have a
combined goal-against average of
only 3.40 as compared with thel
6.87 scoring pace of their hot-1
shooting teammates.
There is evidence of the win-
ning spirit among the players.
Koviak says that "we really want
to go to Syracuse (sight of theI
1967 NCAA championships) this
year. We know that we can win
the big games, and if we continue
to pull together we may take all
the marbles."
Michigan's host for this week-r
end, Colorado College, has a 4-2
record in the WCHA so far. The
Tigers are tied with Michigan
Tech for third place in the league
behind Michigan and North Dako-
ta (8-2).
Rules Body
Table A ction
Special To The Daily
PHOENIX, Ariz.-Storm clouds
gathered between the coaches andI
rulesmakers at the National Col-
legiate Athletio Association meet-
ing here yesterday.
The NCAA rules committee
changed its mind about accepting
changes recommended by the
coaches at last week's meeting in
Houston, Texas.
It tabled several proposals, in-
cluding:
* Elimination of the "flex-
shift," which coaches maintain
is designed solely to pull offensive
linemen offsides.
* Elimination of the tackle
eligibility play.
* Disallowing a player to enter
a game without reporting to a
designated official.
A report by a subcommittee stu-
dying the use of electronic scout-
ing devices caused some stir, but
there was no indication what ac-
tion would be taken.
The rulesmakers do plan to
vote on a proposal to allow one
player to confer with his coach
at the sideline during timeouts.
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