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National Cage Committee OutlawsDunk, St


Colleges, High Schools
Affected by New Rules










Valek to Succeed Elliott at Illinois

The National Basketball Com-
mittee of United States and
Canada yesterday outlawed the
dunk shot in all amateur basket-
ball games in the United States
and Canada.
The committee, which is the
major governing body in amateur
basketball, also amended its rules
on intentional stalling.
The new rule on dunking says
that if a player dunks the ball
through the hoop, the basket will
not count and the ball will go over
to the other team.
The revision on the stalling rule
makes it mandatory for a team to
advance the ball toward the
basket on offense within a ten-
second period. The referee will
give a warning after the first ten
seconds and if the team fails to
advance the ball in the next five,
a technical foul will be called.
Injury Eliminated
One of the reasons for the new
dunk rule is the injury possibility
to players incorrectly attempting
to "stuff" the ball. Clifford Fagan,
secretary of the National Basket-
ball Committee, said yesterday
that 1,562 injuries to players at-
tenpting dunk shots have been
Another reason which the com-
mittee gave for their action was,
"to equalize the offense and de-
ferise and to give each team sim-
ilar privileges under the basket."
Edward S. Steitz, the incoming
rules interpreter for 'the commit-
tee, said that there was no de-
fense for the dunk shot under
the basket.

Kay Schultz, head of the Big
Ten Service Bureau, commented
yesterday on the committee's ac-
tion. "There has always been the
question as to whether the 'stuff'
shot is a violation of the offensive
goaltending rule. When Alcindor
was putting his hands half-way
through the hoop to stuff the ball
during the NCAA basketball finals,
it made some people wonder, how
you're ever going to stop him."
Cut Show Offs
Schultz went on to say; "There
was also the injury factor in-
volved. A lot of kids have been
hurt trying to show off before a
crowd with a stuff shot. When the
kid doesn't know how to stuff the
ball through properly, he can
shatter a backboard or even his
The National Basketball Com-
mittee of the United States and
Canada is composed of represent-
atives from Canadian colleges,
the NCAA rules committee, junior
colleges, high schools, and the
YMCA athletic program. Rules
governing all amateur basketball
in the U.S. and Canada are made
by this committee and all teams
will have to abide by its ruling.
The rules committee voted over-
whelmingly in favor of the "no
stall" rule, saying, "The commit-
tee feels that it is for the good of
the game and should provide much
more action."
Both the "stall" rule and the
"dunk" rule will go into effect at
the beginning of the 1967 basket-
ball season. High school and col-
lege referees across the country
will be instructed on the specific
conditions of both rules.

By The Associated Press
CHAMPAIGN - Jim Valek,
South Carolina assistant coach
-and Illinois football captain in
1948, will be named the Illini head1
football coach to succeed resigned
Pete Elliott, the Associated PressI
learned yesterday.
The university is planning a
news conference today at 11:30
a.m. to make -the official an-
nouncement and also to name a
head basketball coach to replace
Harry Combes. He is expected to
be Harv Schmidt, 1957 Illinois
basketball captain.
Combes and Elliott were forced
to resign in the recent Illinois
slush fund recruiting scandal.
Valek, 41, who played end on thej
Illini's 1947 Rose Bowl champion-
ship team, was interviewed by the
Illinois A thle tic Association's
board of directors Monday night.
He remained in Champaign last
night, a spokesman said, adding
that Valek is staying in the city.
"You can draw your own conclu-

HOUSTON'S ELVIN HAYES demonstrates the "stuff" shot, a
favorite of the big man and a crowd pleaser. The' National
Basketball Committee yesterday outlawed the dunk and put a
limit on stalling in high school and college.

sions whether he will attend to-
day's news conference."
Meanwhile, in Evanston, North-
western football coach Alex Agase
told the Associated Press that "I
am remaining at Northwestern
and am very happy here."
Agase had been prominently
mentioned as a top candidate for
the Illinois job.
Schmidt, who was named most
valuable player on the Illini's 1957
cage team, has been serving as
assistant basketball coach at New
Mexico University.
Reached at a Champaign motel,
Valek told the Associated Press,
"At the moment, I don't know
what the situation is. I'm waiting
Maxey Named
All Academic
Ken Maxey found himself in
pretty fast company yesterday
when he was named to the Big
Ten's All-Academic basketball sec-
ond team. Five of the conference's
top seven scorers were included
on the squad.
The team was chosen by a
panel of 36 Midwestern sports-
writers from a list of 20 players
with B or better averages.
Northwestern's Jim Burns and
Wisconsin's Chuck Nangle missed
unanimous selection by one vote
Two members of Illinois' scan-
dal-ridden team were named. Jim
Dawson and Dave Scholz made the
first team.
Bill Hosket of Ohio State, the
Big Ten's top rebounder, rounded
out the first five.
In addition to Maxey, the sec-

Carolina, he recruited prep stars
in the Illinois-Wisconsin-Indiana
It was learned that Schmidt
also was interviewed by the Illinois
Athletic Association's board of
directors Monday night.
Schmidt served as a high school
basketball coach at Davenport
(Iowa) West in 1960-1961 and in
1962-1963, compiling a 29-15
record. He shifted to Moline (Ill.)
High School for the 1963-1964
season and had a 15-8 mark.
Named Soon
"Where are a lot of procedures
for selection of a new coach," the
spokesman said, "but the naming
may be done in a matter of hours
and certainly not more than a
If Valek is the man, his selec-
tion must be recommended by Dr.
David D. Henry, school president,
who then must obtain approval of
the Illinois Board of Trustees.
Valek, now offensive backfield
coach at South Carolina under
Head Coach Paul Dietzel, has the
backing of Gene Vance, who Sat-
urday officially takes over as ath-
letic director at the scandal-hit
Valek and Vance were fellow
football and basketball coaches

Illini's 1947 Rose Bowl team and
captained the 1948 football Illini.
Urgency marks replacement of
Elliott, since Saturday is mailing
date of Big Ten football tenders
and the Illinois recruiting picture
already has been clouded by the
Valek and Agase were most
prominently mentioned as Elliott's
From his LaSalle-Peru job.
Valek went to Illinois in 1958 as
an assistant under former head
coach Ray Eliot and served one
season under Elliott when Pete
moved here from California in
Valek shifted to Army under
Dale Hall in 1961 and was retain-
ed at West Point when Dietzel
took over in 1962. Valek then fol-
lowed Dietzel to South Carolina.

word from Illinois officials." respectively at LaSalle-Peru, Ill.,
Valek said he was familiar with High School in the mid-1950s.
high school football prospects in Vance was a member of Illinois'
this area because, as an assistant famed Whiz Kid basketball team
coach both at Army and South of the 1940s. Valek played on the


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Coaches' Comments
On(he Niwo Dunk Rule

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Dave Strack, Michigan -
"It's a bad rule. It takes away
one of the fine plays of the game
of basketball. I don't know why
they have to butlaw it because
it doesn't really happen that often
in a college basketball game.
"They say they're prohibiting
it because it's a great cause of in-
juries but in the years that I've
been at Michigan, the only thing
that's happened is the breaking
of a ten-year-old backboard dur-
ing a practice. I suppose there
have been a few players who have
hurt their wrists trying to stuff
but it's never been anything ser-
ious enough to end their careers.
"I've always felt that you play
the game of basketball for the
crowd. When we had Cazzie and
the others, it was always a big shot
when one of them would break
away for a stuff.
"I'm really sorry that they pass-
ed this rule. I don't think a lot of
the other coaches are going to be
in favor of this rule. I guess you
can put me in the category of
really mad."
John Kundla,
"I knew it was coming because
they talked about it a, lot at the
national convention. I'm not
against the rule and I'll go along
with it.
"The stuff can be a dangerous
shot. The player's legs can get
caught underneath him and, he
can suffer a serious injury. There
have been three or four cases
brought to my attention where
boys have injured their wrist in
attempting the dunk shot.
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"It can also be expensive. If a
guy breaks one of those glass
backboards in a warm-up drill
before a game, the game might
have to be cancelled and a lot of
money will be(lost.
"The dunk shot ridicules the;
little guy on the team. A lot of big'
men like to be show-offs and
slam the ball through the net.
"Lastly, the dunk shot is bad
for coaching because a player is
liable to take steps in his attempt
to stuff the ball."
Guy Lewis, Houston:
"This is the worst rule change
in the last 50 years of basketball.
I was shocked and amazed when
I heard of it over the news on
"The dunk shot has been the
most exciting shot in basketball
in the last few years and now
they've eliminated its use from
competition because of one man-.{
Lew Alcindor.
"When some guy pops in a long
30-foot jump shot, nobody in the
crowd gets really excited. But
watch when some one like my
Elvin Hayes stuffs the ball
through the hoop and you'll see
the crowd jump up and go crazy.
They love to see it.
"This 'dunk ruling' isn't going
to affect my players as much as
it's going to affect the game of
basketball. It's going to hurt it
because it's taking out what the
crowd comes to see.
"I'm definitely against this rule
and I'll bet that 98 per cent of the
college coaches in the United
States won't agree with it either.I
But we'll have to live with it for
a year at least."

Could Michigan recover from1
the unexpected loss of five seniorsf
to major league baseball? Would
the sophomores be able to step in
and take up the slack? These were
the major questions facing Coacht
Moby Benedict.before the baseball
team went on its 11-game swingE
in Arizona.
The conclusion seems to be that1
while' it is hard to replace the
five starters, the Wolverines have
recovered. As Benedict explained,1
"The sophomores performed gen-
erally up to expectations, and thej
rest of the team has shown great{
The results of the campaign<
were fairly predictable. "The team1
usually starts well, runs out of gas
about half way through, and then
comes back in the final games.-
This is exactly what happened,"
was the way Benedict put it.
Quick, Slow, Quick
The diamondmen started strong,
winning their first three games-
two against Chapman College and
one against Santa Clara Univer-
sity. After being drubbed by Ari-
zona 21-2, the Wolverines re-)
bounded to overcome Albuquer-
Their next three encounters
were with Arizona, and while they
came close, they never could quite
take the Wildcats. The Wolver-
ines' next game with Cochise Col-
lege, which they won 7-1, may
have given the breather they
needed. The Michigan nine took a
doubleheader from Arizona on the
last day of the trip, leaving them
with a 7-4 record for the outing.
The most notable feature of the
team was the pitching. Joe Kerr
and Bill Zepp did outstanding
jobs, and along with Geoff Zahn
and Joe Notz, will be the base of
Wolverine piftching. Kerr pitched
three games, totaling over 20,

But he wasn't as enthused about
sophomore hurlers. "I was disap-
pointed with Jim Lyijynen, and
Dave Renkiewicz only did a fair
job." Renkiewicz was knocked out
of the box in an early perform-
ance, but he came back to go the
distance against Cochise College.
Benedict concluded, "Dave has a
way to go, but he could develop
into a very fine pitcher."
- - ,
Houston 4, Pittsburgh 2
St. Lous 3, Los Angeles 1
New York (N) 9, Philadelphia 7
(10 inn)
Kansas City 5, New York (A) 4
San Francisco 4. Chicago (N) I
IWashington 5, Baltimore 2
California 3, Cleveland 1
Atlanta vs. Detroit (canceled, rain)
Cincinnati vs. Minnesota (canceled,
Chicago (A) vs. Boston (cancelde.
Boston 118, New York 109
Chicago 7, Detroit 2

While Benedict admitted that and team included: Jack Johnson
"the lineup hasn't been formalized and Erv Inniger of co-champion
yet," some positions are fairly and NCAA representative Indiana,
yelset, SoporsyeJohn Holms of co-champion Mich-
well set. Sophomore Bud Forsythe igan State, and Dan Davis of
has nailed down the shortstop, Northwestern.
while senior Rick Sygar grabbed-- -
the second base spot.
Tanona holds one outfield slot A Leading
and Keith Spicer another. The
third will be taken by either sen-
ior Dick Uhlmann, junior Andy
Fisher, or sophomore John Arvai. !COMPONENT
After the Arizona grind, Bene-
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innings, with very little rest be- The other sophomores perform-
tween appearances. Zepp also ed well above expectations. Jim
hurled three games and compiled Hosler played first base and led
a sparkling 0.54 earned run aver- the team with a .414 batting aver-
age. age. Glenn Redmon held down
Hurling Shines third base, played in every game
Benedict was well satisfied with and averaged .341, third behind
the pitching. He felt that "this senior Les Tanona's .344. Because
was the first year our pitching of Hosler's spring, Tanona will be
equalled that of the Arizona moved to left field so the sopho-
schools, even with their extra more can stay at first.

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