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THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1967

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By CLARK NORTON performance before him. And if it
"Old Reliable.'' gets damp in the cellar, the
An appelation fit for a sway- Wolverine cagers are in danger of
backed gray mare who's been in catching pneumonia.
the family for years, a gushing One-Man Team
geyser in Mud River, Arkansas, "When I got into the Tennessee
or maybe a good laxative. game, our first of the year, I
Then there's the sixth-well, never wanted to come out," sighed
seventh-man on Michigan's cel- McClellan. "Sometimes w h e n
lar-dwelling cage congeries, Dave things are going bad you just
McClellan. want to grab the ball and try to
McClellan is basketball's an- do everything yourself to win the
swer to an epileptic judge. After game. But that's been one of our
sitting on the bench for awhile, main problems this year-every-
he jumps off and fits right into body trying to do everything him-
things. self without waiting for a play
Normally staid Wisconsin coach to develop."
John Erickson practically went McClellan was issued his only
into conniptions himself over Mc- starting assignment against Wis-
Clellan's recent, performance at consin, which occasioned Erick-
Madison. "I didn't think he was son's exuberant exultations. "That
ever going to miss a shot," Erick- would have to be my best game,
son sputtered. "He demonstrated performance-wise," the former
more poise tonight than anyone Ohio all-state conjured, "But I
else on the court." haven't really been satisfied with
Prudential Among Dylans any game I've been in. If I'm
McClellan is sort of a Rock of doing something right, the rest of
Gibraltar among rolling stones, my game falls apart. I'm a hard
When he invades the court to person to please, except when we
locate himself among his blunder- win and then all the mistakes
prone cohorts, the 6'5" sophomore seem to melt away."
forward adds a stint of stability Since the mistakes haven't had
to the storm. Even when the ref- a chance to melt away very often
erree whistles him for traveling, lately, McClellan has had occasion
he seems to move his feet less to contemplate possible paths to
than anyone else. improvement. "I don't handle the
But fellow sophomores Dennis ball as well as Sullivan," he ad-
Stewart and Bob Sullivan stand mits. "I played the pivot in high
between the slick-shooting Toledo, school, and still have to adjust a
Ohio, product, and an opportunity bit to forward. But even my re-
to shake hands with four other bounding can use work. It's the
starters at the beginning of a most fun part of the game and
game. "I think I'm capable of I always remember rebounds be-
stepping in now and doing the fore any baskets I've made, but
job," McClellan asserts, but I re- I have to increase my springing
spect the play of Stewart and ability and manage to keep myI
Sullivan." hands on the ball once I've got it."
The normal pangs of frustration Not a Bad Idea
increase for a competitor relegated Perhaps McClellan should be
to a substitute's role, however, if taking lessons from his girlfriend.
he is doomed to watch an inept "She's guite an athlete,' he beams.

doesn't prelude passionate pleas
to the men in black and white
on occasion. "The Big Ten ref-
ereeing can really be annoying
sometimes. It's very inconsistent.
I was called for pushing off on
rebounds twice in the Iowa game
practically before I got in the
game. Then other times they'll let
you play without blowing a whistle
at all."
Not Disc Jockey
MsClellan's quaddie companions
refer to him as "D.J."-Dumb
Jock. Which arouses a bit of good-
natured Irish ire in the blond
jump-shot artist. "Most of the
athletes here are stereotyped by
the students as, well-dumb jocks.
But I 1know I have to work for
my grades like anyone else. An
* ? athlete shouldn't be put up on
a pedestal, but he shouldn't be
thought of like dirt, either."
McClellan has "distant ambi-
tions" to be a doctor ("See the
bones around my room?-they're
relics of my anatomy class"), and
is carrying a double major of
biology and education. "But bas-
ketball takes up so much of my
time now I don't know if I'll ever
-Daily-Frank wing make it to med school," he la-
TOP SUB Dave McClellan (42) vies for a rebound with Michigan ments. "And I know I can't eat
State's Art Baylor (41), in last Saturday's 81-59 victory over the a basketball once I get out of col-
lege.
Spartans. McClellan grabbed four rebounds in the contest. "Old Reliable," "Dumb Jock."
Someone once wrote that if you
"She high jumped for our high But his modesty shouldn't be have alot of nicknames, you must
school varsity and played basket- confused with apathy. "More than have alot of friends. But if George
ball for the girls' team, She prob- anything else, I hate a losing sea- Hamilton is worried because Lyn-
ably has better moves than I do. son," McClellan contends. "And don' calls him "Charlie," he should
Why don't you interview her?" while this year has been interest- take consolation from Dave Mc-
He may mean it. McClellan is ing, it's also been especially exas- Clellan. His girlfriend's parents al-
a modest, unassuming fellow, one perating, since we should have ways call him "Channel 50."
who you might expect to say, "Aw, a better team than anyone else "That's where they get to see
shucks, I didn't mean it," when we've played." me most," McClellan explains. "On
called for a foul. And his unassuming nature Channel 50, playing basketball."
a series on:
"MEDICINE AND ETHICS: HUMAN CONTROL OF LIFE AND DEATH"
7:30 Friday, January 27-"ETHICAL ISSUES IN HUMAN CONTROL OF LIFE"
Speaker: Mrs. Eleanor O'Brien, Secretary of Mid-East Region of Plan-
ned Parenthood.
7:00 Sunday, January 29-"THE ETHICS OF TRANSPLANTATION"
Spearkers: Dr. John Henderson, Prof. of Opthalmology
Rev. Richard Crusius, Church of the Good Shepherd
7:30 Friday, February 3-"LIFE CONTROL-THE QUESTION OF EUTHANASIA"
Speakers: Dr. George Morley, Associate Prof. of Obstetrics and Gyne-
Cology-Cancer Research
Rev. Richard Crusious-Pastor, Church of the Good Shepherd
7:00 Sunday, February 5-"BIRTH CONTROL-"AN ETHICIAL ANALYSIS"
Speakers: Dr. David Anderson, Associate Prof. of Obstetrics
and Gynecology
Rev. Donald Allan-Episcopal Chaplain to the
Medical Community
To be held at the Presbyterian Campus Center, 1432 Washtenaw
Fridays-dinner at 6:30 p.m. ($1.001
Sundays-dinner at 6:00 p.m. ($.50)
Everyone is welcome!

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DILL NINTH:
Williams Paces
Big Ten Scoring

CHICAGO .-'-Iowa's Sam Wil-
liams is leading a group of new-
comers in cutting quite a swathe
t" in Big Ten basketball.
Williams. a junior college trans-
fer, has pulled into the conference
scoring lead with a 27.5 average.
according to official statistics to-
day. He replaces Northwestern's
Jim Burns who slipped to second
with 25.7.
Five sophomores are among the
18 top scorers. They are headed
by Chuck Nagle of Wiscnsin
with 22.7, followed by Herman
Gilliam, Purdue, 21.7; Dennis Ste-
wart, Michigan, 18.8; Lee Laf-
ayette, Michigan State, 16.3, and
Dave Scholz, Illinois, 15.3.
More Lee
Lafayette also is second in re-
bound average in the conference
with 14.7, edged only by Wiscon-
sin's Joe Franklin with 15.0. Third
on the list with 13.0 is Ohio State's
Bill Hosket.
Rounding out the leading five
scorers are Jim Dawson, Illinois,
24.8; Hosket, 23.8, and Nagle.
Williams also is No. 1 in free
throw percentage, making 38 of

43 for .884, with Burns second at
.862. Rookie Gilliam leads in field
goal accuracy, clicking on 28 of
49 floor shots for .571. Butch Joy-
ner of Indiana is next with .556
and is eighth in scoring with 21.3.
Northwestern has a substantialI
lead in team scoring with a hot
95.7 average, compared with 89.0
for second place Illinois (2-2).
Ohio State (2-2) is tops defensive-
ly with a 71.3 yield, followed by
Michigan State (2-1) with 75.0.
The Leaders

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Williams, Iowa
Burns, N'western
Dawson, Illinois
flosket, Ohio State
Nagle, Wisconsin
Giliam, Purdue
McCallum, Wis.
Joyner, Indiana
DILL, MIC.
Aitch, Michigan St.

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36 38 120
26 25 77
38 23 99
35 25 95
26 16 68
28 9 65
25 15 65
25 14 64
38 21 97
22 13 57

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27.5
25.7
24.8
23.8
22.7
21.7
21.7
21.3
19.4
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