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THE MICHIGAN DAILY"

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1967

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NCAA TOURNEY SET:
Hawkeyes Triumph
In Overtime, 90-8 7

InsIghts and suelts
CHUCK VETZNER

By FRED LaBOUR
What is a Sesquicentennial
sports banquet where the guests
are either former Michigan ath-
letic greats or their most ardent
supporters?
It's J. Fred Lawton, creator of
"Varsity" and old enough to re-
member the first Rose Bowl, dress-
ed in a bright yellow shirt and
blue blazer with an 'M' pin on his
lapel, walking around with a foot-
ball that Willie Heston auto-
graphed and doing impersonations
of Fielding Yost chewing out a
quarterback.
"You're so dumb that I could
lock you in a greenhouse with an
axe and a shotgun and you still
couldn't figure out how to get
out."
Camp Director
It's learning that Bennie Fried-
man is now a 'camp director in
New York.
It's a small portion of the Mich-
igan band playing "The Victors"

a little too loud while you're try-
ing to talk to the alumni at your
table. But they don't mind because
it's kind of good to hear it again
after all these years.
It's a spotlight discovering the
former star who was just intro-
duced and everybody thinking
abut how straight he still stands
and how he must have looked in
a uniform 30 years ago.
It's giving Mrs. Yost a standing
ovation and calling Doc Losh the
"best cheerleader in Michigan's
history."
It's wondei'ing where Cazzie is.
'Good Old Days'
It's Stan Wells, All-American
in 1913, telling a joke about "the
old days" and limburger cheese
and a choir. and a burial and
everyone laughing, not just to be
polite either.
It's explaining the editor crisis
to a lot of alumni.
It's Paul Samson, who held five
national swimming records in
1928, coming from California and

looking about ten feea tall and as
tough as nails.
It's Bill Watson, a track star in
'39 who retires from the Detroit
police force this Saturday, getting
a little quiver in his voice when
he talks about the late Eddie To-
lan and the sacrifices Tolan made
for Michigan.
'Cherish'
It's ferocious looking Ron Kra-
mer saying he will "cherish" the
little plaque he received.
It's Bill Yearby leaving before
the end because his knee was just
operated on and it bothered him
to sit up.
It's hockey Coach Al Renfrew
doing a short comic monologue
that everybody after him said was
impossible to follow.
It's giving William Mazer, Jr.
and Hugh Rader credit for orga-
nizing the whole thing.
It's Regent Paul Goebel, a foot-
ball captain in 1922, congratu-
lating everybody on the $"55 mil-
lion fund" and saying that "the
loyalty of the alumni across the
country is unbelievable."
Remembering
It's a lot of men saying "I re-
member your face," and inspect-
ing name tags to help them with
the names.
It's the Wistert brothers laugh-
ing about Michigan's two decades
of Wistert dominated football.
It's men who. became lawyers
or businessmen or even judges and
proved that athletes don't have to
be dumb.
It's tough men saying things
that tough men usually don't say
and not feeling embarrassed.

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So save the salt for the popcorn. We
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Kraker Takes
Two Thirds
Francie Kraker, Michigan's fe-
male track star, took two third
places in the national AAU meet
in Oakland, Calif. last Saturday
night.
She ran the half-mile race in
2:10.2, while tying timewise for
second place in the mile run with
a 5:01 clocking.
"Unfortunately, the girl next to
Francie leaned forward at the
tape," explains Miss Kraker's
coach, Ken Simmons. "Their feet
were even, but their top halves
were not."
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By The Associated Press I
MADISON-Fluid-moving Gerry
Jones scored six points in overtime
to lead Iowa to a 90-87 Big Ten
basketball victory over Wisconsin.c
Jones, who sank a total of 291
points, swiped a pass at midcourt
and drove in for a layup, for an
84-83 lead early in the extra ses-
sion.
After Wisconsin scored, Ron;
Norman, hit a 20-foot jump shot
to restore the one point lead with
2:18 to go and Jones cashed in
two crucial free throws that pro-
vided the final margin.
The contest broke a deadlock
for the runnerup spot in the Big
Ten and left Iowa with an 8-5
record, one game behind co-lead-
ers Indiana and Michigan State
going into the final weekend.
Iowa had lead most of the way
before Wisconsin reeled off eight
straight points in the closing min-
utes to take a two-point lead.
Sam Williams hit one beneath,
the basket for the Hawkeyes with
a minute to go to create the 80-
80 tie that forced the overtime.
Wisconsin had beaten Iowa 96-
95 in three overtimes two weeks
ago.
* * *
NCAA Pairings
NEW YORK-The addition of
Tennessee and Kansas left only
three vacancies Tuesday in the
National Collegiate Athletic As-
sociation basketball tournament
that opens Saturday.
Wyoming and Brigham Young
playoff Saturday for the berth
given the Western Athletic Con-
ference champion and the Atlan-
tic Coast Conference tournament
opening tomorrow will determine
another spot. The third will go
to the Big Ten champion; who also
will be decided Saturday with
Indiana and Michigan State tied
f or first.
Triple Overtime
Tennessee gained a bid Monday
night by winning the Southeast
Conference title with a 78-76
triple overtime victory over Mis-
sissippi State. Kansas became the
Big Eight representative by boun-
cing Colorado 66-59 for the, league
crown.
The NCAA will hold sectionals
at four sites--Blacksburg, Va.;
Kingston, R.I., Lexington, Ky.;
and Fort Collins, Colo.
The winners move- on to the
four regionals March 17-18 at
Corvallis, Ore., College Park, Md.,
Evanston, Ill:, and Lawrence, Kan.
The regional victors advance to

the semifinals and finals at Lou-
isville March 24-25.
Draw Byes
UCLA, 25-0, Louisville, 23-3, Pa-
cific, 21-3, Southern Methodist,
19-5, Tennessee, 21-5, and Kan-
sas, 21-3, have first round byes
along with the Big Ten, AAC and
WAC champions.
At Blacksburg, West Virginia,
19-8, meets Princeton, 23-2, and
Temple, 19-8, opposes St. John's!
(NY), 22-3.
At. Kingston, Connecticut, 17-6,
takes on Boston College, 19-2.
At Lexington, Western Kentuc-
ky, 232, meets Dayton, 21-5, and
Toledo, 23-1, opposes Virginia
Tech, 18-6.
At Fort Collins, Houston, 23-1,
plays 'New Mexico State, 14-10,
and Texas Western, 20-5, takes on
Seattle, 17-7.
In East
In the East regional at College
Park, the ACC champion opposes
the West Virginia-Princeton win-
ner and the Connecticut-Boston
College winner meets the Temple-
St. John's victor.
JIn the Mideast regional at
Evanston, Tennessee awaits the
Western Kentucky-Dayton winner
and the Big Ten champion will
play the Toledo-Virginia Tech
winner.
In the Midwest regional at Law-
rence, SMU opposes Louisville
while Kansas opposes the Hous-
ton-New Mexico State winner.,
In the West regional at Cor-
vallis, UCLA plays the WAC win-
ner while Pacific takes on the
Texas Western-Seattle victor.

Crucified on
A Cross of Hypocrity
Thank heavens we live in a civilized age, and thank heavens
athletics has lost its brutality.
If Pete Elliott lived in ancient Rome, he would have been fed
to the lions.
If Harry Combes had been practicing his witchcraft in Salem,
he would be stuffed in a hot pot.
And if Howie Braun had gotten in trouble in Dodge City, he
would be strung up without a trial while Matt Dillon was out of town.
Well these three gents who coach at Illinois-or did- are being
dealt with in gentle human terms. Very daintily the Big Ten sug-
gested that they seek employment elsewhere.
No knives . .. Just a stab in the back. And no hanging
trees ... Just three crucifixions on a cross of hypocrisy.
The Big Ten didn't reach its decision without rationality. Sec-
tion 18, article 5 clause 33b, paragraph 7-or something like that.
Right there in the Big Ten's Napoleonic Code.
The three coaches were party to violations, and we know how
to take care of their kinds, boys.
Obviously, I don't think the Big Ten's decision was the right
one. My reasoning isn't just a gob of goo about these coaches
being nice guys. Personally, I think Harry Combes is one of the
worst coaches in the country. He's the Illinois athletic version
of Prof. Revilo Oliver.
Nor do I feel sorry for the players or think Illinois should be
dealth with leniently because they confessed their sins. Any player
who didn't =know he was violating the rules is too stupid to be in
college in the first place. And Illinois only turned itself in bec'ause
no other choice was available.
Clearly, the blame belongs to the whole athletic department,
however. And if it is to be pinned on individuals, look at former
athletic director Doug Mills and his former right-hand man Mel
Brewer.
Both of these guys wisely flew the coop before the investiga-
tion started. When the Big Ten decided to penalize people, Elliott,
Braun, and Combes were the only ones still around. All were
guilty, true, but this does not explain why they should have to
pay the penalty for the whole athletic department. Mills and
Brewer planned and organized the illegal slush fund. It wasn't
something the coaches had surreptiously set up on their own.
Certainly a much more direct move would be to aim penalties
at the athletic department itself-suspending the teams rather than
persecuting individuals.
Avoiding the Issue .. .
The Big Ten's course of action also fails to get at the core of
the problem. When the scandal first hit Commissioner Bill Reed's
desk, he said he was' very shocked about the whole thing.
Maybe he, was, but he must be pretty naive about his schools.
Everybody else was. shocked too . . . because someone got caught,
It is very unlikely that any Big Ten school is operating by the
letter of the law. Even Michigan, reputed to be a clean-liver,
has many patron-alumni who happily slip their favorite athletes
ten dollars now and then. It is only speculation how gross the
violations are at other schools. But Illinois also had an un-
blimished record which was never tarnished by conference in-
vestigations.
No one could doubt the possibility that -other well-organized
slush funds were still being operated without detection.
The conference, however, came to a different conclusion, or at
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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Iowa 90, Wisconsin 87 (ovt)
SATURDAY'S GAMES
Iowa at MICHIGAN
Northwestern at Michigan State
Purdue at Indiana
Illinois at Wisconsin
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
SILL LEVIS

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