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Marcus Plant, professor of law
at Michigan and faculty repre-
sentative to the Big Ten board of
directors; was elected president of
the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA) yesterday.
Plant, attending the NCAA con-
vention in Houston, Texas, could
not be reached for comment.
Plant succeeds Colgate Universi-
ty athletic director Everett (Ep-
pie) Barnes to the two-year term.
Election of the bespectacled pro-
fessor, who has been an active pro-
ponent of freshman competition'in
Big Ten sports, comes at a crucial
point in the five-year-old track
vendetta between the NCAA and
the Amateur Athletic Union
Where There's Smoke
Another flareup in the feud is
expected at the Feb. 10 track and
field meet in Madison Square Gar-
den. Graduate students who wish
to compete in the meet, sponsored
by the United States Field and
Track Federation in conjunction
with the NCAA, may incur AAU
and possible Olympic suspensions
if they do not apply for an AAU

Walter Byers of Kansas City, a
leading figure in the feud, was re-
tained as executive director of the
NCAA. Ernest McCoy of Penn
State was named to succeed Fran-
cis Smiley of the Colorado School
of Mines as secretary-treasurer.
The NCAA and AAU have war-
red over two basic issues since the
inception of the USTFF in Octo-
ber, 1961: 1) Free competition in

insights and insults

Pro Football and
Capital's Capital
Look! Down in the Los Angeles Coliseum. It's a football game.
It's Fort Knox. It's SUPER BOWL!
More lucrative than a federal housing loan. Wealthier than John
Paul Getty. And able to leap Congressional monopoly laws in a single
bound. And what, disguised as a mild-mannered climax to a great
metropolitan sport, fights a never ending battle for profit, deceptive-
ness, and the American way? Hey, Baby, it's SUPER BOWL .. .
"Ten days till SUPER BOWL." "Only eight days till the
greatest sports events since the opening of the San Francisco
'Mint--SUPER BOWL." In six days the whole country, including
the First National Bank, will be watching the SUPER BOWL."
"See who wins the world's first financial championship. See the
SUPER BOWL. Only four days away." Only two days till Super
Sunday. The day inflation has been waiting an eternity to see."
All right everyone. Stop drooling on me. I know you're all an-
xious to watch this important game which once and for all will
determine whether Kansas City, Mo. or Green Bay, Wis., will become
heir to the Midwest Stock Exchange. This is the battle for the Capital
of our country. And leave Washington, D.C., out of it. The Redskins
only finished fifth.
What a battle. It's almost as good as a gas station price war.
The best- player of the game gets to. have his face qn the twenty
dollar bill. There's been word that Pete Rozelle is even going to write
a special introduction to the next edition of Samuelson. First we
had monetary policy. Then fiscal policy. Now we have rubber bladder
policy. It puts Keynes back in the bush leagues.
Forget about supply and demand curves. Pro football has a new
theory. The more games you play, the more you make.
Of course there are always a few grumblers, but people must
realize that what's good for pro football is good for America. Like
fli there was the time when the NFL played after President Ken-
nedy's assassination. This showed how man must continue to
exist even in the face of sorrow. It also showed that the NFL
didn't think much about sorrow when there was money around.
Football has also been clever enough to have television black
outs when the game is within helicopter distance of the stadium.
A few people have become so irked about this that they have decided
' to sue the pros, Undoubtedly these selfish souls will lose their case.
If it weren't for these blackouts, some of the lousy teams in the league
might not sell out all their standing room tickets.
But ;football has really made its mark by the recent merger and
common draft. Happily Congress approved the move because football
isn't really a business. And it deserves special treatment.
This was a wise move indeed. Football is not at all like a
business. No corporation has such a great deal. The only com-
petition for the NFL is with its subsidiary. You'll even hear the
president of American Motors make that claim. You won't even
hear the President of the United States say it.
As a result the pros are getting a bit smug. They think the
Trust Busters were a sandlot team led by some tubby quarterback
named Roosevelt.
I guess everybody still believes Sir Walter Scott's idea that "Life
is only a football gamde." The only' trouble is that pro football thinks
Cornelius Vanderbilt and Adam Smith knew more about life than
anyone else,

the country on holding track meets
and 2) the right of American ath-
letes to choose the organization
they wish to represent after grad-
uation from college.
The Argument
The AAU maintains that gradu-
ates can compete only if they ob-
tain AAU permits and that only
AAU track and field champions
should be eligible for the Olympic
Vice-Presdinet Hubert Hum-
phrey appointed a mediation
board, headed by noted labor arbi-
trator Ted Kheel of New York, in
December, 1965, in an effort to
achieve settlement. The board
warded off an impending explo-
sion last November but has been
unable to extinguish smoldering
However, at yesterday's meet-
ing, NCAA directors tabled pro-
posals to reply to AAU suspension
In addition, they also tabled
Michigan State Coach Duffy
Daugherty's suggestion that the
"NCAA take opinination out of the
football polls by establishing a
post-season playoff between six
major college conference cham-
pions and two independents."
Daugherty's plan called for a
three-week tournament to deter-
mine a national champion. Vic
Stout of BostonAUniversity, a mem-
ber of the NCAA executive com-
mittee, argued that "the details
could be worked out and that col-
lege football could set up its own
Super Bowl," but other members
felt the present bowl system would
be disastrously mained by the idea.
On Wednesday, the NCAA re-
buffed the Ivy League and other
East Coast Colleges for their at-
tempt to eliminate the 1.6 rule
which puts a minimum on aca-
demic requirements for competi-
tion in intercollegiate athletics.
With other proposals acted upon,
A Defeated a move to limit
scholarships to one or two years,
with renewals as warranted.
Grants in aid now may be given
for four years.
Ruled that colleges must spec-
ify whether, they intend to com-
pete exclusively in the university
or college small divisions. In the
past some colleges have competed
in both.
O Tabled a motion to extend the
period of pre-season football prac-
tice. .
" Voted down a proposal that
the number of football players to
be suited for any game be limit-
ed to 35. The number is now
governed by individual conferenc-
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In Defeat

If you judged Tuesday night's
Michigan-Wisconsin basketball
game solely by the score, the
Wolverines are in bad shape. Their
98-90 loss to the lowly-rated
Badgers coupled with a 93-73 rout
by Northwestern last Saturday
left them in last place tie in the
Big Ten.
But the game proved no excep-
tion to Ben Frankiin's trite adage
that every cumulus has its lining
"This is the first time we've
played like a team this year,"
commented Wolverine coach Dave
Strack. "I think the boys finally
realized what its going to take to
be a winning team."
One thing which drew the
Wolverines together was the ab-
sence of sophomore forward Den-
nis Stewart, regarded by most ob-
servers as the teams hottest
shooter-when he's on. When
you're missing yourw'Big Gun,'
only a team effort will keep the
score close.
Stewart's suspension was, in
reality, no suspension at all. At
3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon be-
fore the game in Madison, Strack
found out that there were some
irregularities in Stewart's aca-
demic standing and he conse-
quently prohibited Stewart from
playing until the matter was
cleared up.
"It was never a question of a
punitive measure or anything to
do with Stewart's eligibility ac-
cording to conference rules, stated
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Strack. "As it turned out, the formance. "I was pleasd with the defensive rebounding. It was't that The first half saw Michigan
only thing that happened was an way Dave hustled and also with they were getting position on us being whistled for 16 personal
administrative mistake with Ste- his outside jumper." but rather that they would go to fouls, a condition which changed
wart's academic records." McClellan took only nine shots they c u ge co the codleion ofith gae
McClellan Stars from the field but made. five of the board for two c: three con- the complexion of the game.. The
Tc'lellan Star from tfiel but madeefiveeofsecutive tips before finally put- Wolverines were forced to change
CThe 6'6" forward will be eligible them for a .555 percentage. ting the ball in the basket or else f
to play in the Illinois game at Big Weakness paing out fr other outsde from a pressure man-to-man de-
Champagne o aud i epsm out for another outside
Champagne on Saturday-if he The Wisconsin game pointed out shot," said Strack. fense to a 1-2-2 defense.
can nudge replacement sophomore o alarin weakness which the


Dave McClellan out of a starting
McClellan, a 6'4" jumping jack
out of Toledo, Ohio, got his first
starting nod just a few hours be-
fore the game and responded with
11 points and eight rebounds be-
fore he fouled out with three and
a half minutes left in the game.
Strack praised McClellan's per-

Wolverines will have to contend
with if they are going to be any
kind of threat in the Big Ten this
year. They were out-rebounded
55-48 by a smaller Badger squad,
led by Joe Franklin, which con-
tinually got second and third shots
at the basket.
"What hurt us more than any-
thing else in the game was our

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