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FRIDAY, SFPTEMBER 16, 1966

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1966 TIlE MICHIGA~T 1):~IIV ~I A tI U~ ~'

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FRATERNITY

By RICK STERN I'll play a lot anyway because I
O any given play, all can back up Ward, too."
Ward and fullback Dave Fisher
do is be where I'm supposed to be. are the only 'sure things' in the
And.. if everyone else is where backfield. Says Ward, "I feel now
they're supposed to be, things will like I usually do after two games.
work out." I I'm relaxed. Sure, I'll have some
Carl Ward, acting as an im- butterflies Saturday but nothing
promptu spokesman for Michi- much,"
gan's backfield, was summing up Elliott complimented W a r d.
what'he considers to be the key "Carl's in real good shape and we
points regarding success or failure expect him to do a job this year."
in 1966. Ward led the Big Ten in rushing
Ward continued, "There has to average last year with 6.3 yards
be this feeling in the backfield per carry and has gained 1158
between the players. It's there this yards in two seasons for the Blue.
year. I think Vidmer has the con- Ward may be making more of
fidence in himself that he needsl
and this gives all of us confi-
dence.'
"All of us" is five, not four as
in the usual backfield. Because .
at the moment Michigan has two
left halfbacks. Junior E r n i e ,.
Sharpe is fighting it out with vet-
eran Jim Detwiler for the spot.
Head Coach Bump Elliott an-
nounced yesterday that Sharpe
will start Saturday against Oregon'
State.
Detwiler Needs Test
But. Detwiler is still expected to{
see ation. The only way to really}
tell if his knee is sound is to test
it in.game competition. And if itf
is sound. Detwiler is among the
best in the country.
As a sophomore two years ago
he scored five touchdowns andl
gained 466 yards through the air
and on the ground, catching the ERNIE SHARPE
' touchdown pass that won the Big'
Ten championship for Michigan. his gains through the air this fall.
The torn knee ligaments put "With an end like Jack Clancy we
Detwiler on the shelf after only are more in the pass patterns this
34 minutes last year and he has year. I worked with Clancy over
hobbled ever since. the summer and I feel this helped
If Detwiler can't do the job, me a lot. Now I think I can go out
then Sharpe will have to. A 200 ' there and accept the ball instead
pound junior from Worth, Ill., of fighting it."
Sharpe has put on weight but is Fisher, at 5-10, 215 pounds, will
still more than 10 pounds behind probably stick to the ground. A
Detwiler. He played 121 minutes Junior last year, he lost only three
last season and gained 75 yards yards all season, netting 575 on
on 18 carries. I139 carries. He apparently learned
Sharpe, while anxious to play, 1 ell as understudy to Mel Anthony
says he is not" bothered by the in 1964 and has earned the repu-
pressure which normally plagues tation as a genuine battering ram
backfield neophytes. "I try not to in the Anthony-Bob Ferguson
worry about whether I'll play or tradition of fullbacks.
not. I just want to do my best. I Vidmer's Big Day
hope Jim's healthy, as I know that At quarterback is one Richard

E. Vidmer, who has been hailed depth is concerned. Junior John'
more than once as a sure All- Thomas is second to Vidmer. But
America but has yet to prove him- Thomas missed last year due tot
self even of starting calibre. injury and while he has impressed#
Saturday will be Vidmer's big Elliott on occasion he simply lacks,
day. Elliott has given him the experience.1
quarterback job. He doesn't have If need arose Rick Volk could be
to worry about Wally Gabler or switched from safety to quarter-
Bob Timberlake, just himself and back. Volk played quarterback dur-
the team he will direct. ing spring practice.
Last year Vidmer completed 32 Behind Thomas and Volk are
of 68 passes for 472 yards but had Bob Kieta and Dennis Brown, two
seven interceptions. 175 pound sophomores. But if all
These five men, then, will bear goes well, Kieta and Brown will
the responsibility for producing have to wait for next year to make
Michigan's points. Behind them their bid.{
are six or seven unknowns who Providing speed if not exper-t
could step in but hopefully won't ience at the halfback spots are1
have to. four sophomores. Ron Johnson isl
No Quarterback Depth the biggest of the lot at 6-1, 189c
Quarterback is weakest as far as pounds. He played at Detroit
GRID SLETIN
Bill Reed, Big Ten Commissioner and this week's guest selector,x
has gone out on a limb to pick all the Big Ten teams to conquert
their non-conference opponents. Reed, however, denies vehemently
that his position had anything to do with these selections. Now.
Bill. Minnesota over Missouri maybe, but Purdue over Ohio U.?

Northwestern.

The others

are,

George Hoey, a high school track
star; Ted Jobe, an All-Stater from
Toledo and Dave Farabee, younger
brother of former Wolverine end
Ben.

Tim Radigan is Fisher's under-
study and is built just as well as
Fisher. He's 5-11, and a solid 210
pounds, Radigan played 31 min-
utes last fall, scoring once and
averaging 3.3 yards per carry.

The Board in Control of Inter- 'lanta Braves is a distant second
collegiate Athletics has announced at .330. HANK AARON of the
that a NEW TENNIS COMPLEX Braves tops the NL home run
located west of the Intramural sluggers with 39, and also leads
Building on Ferry Field has been in RBI's having knocked in 112
completed at a cost of $125,000. runs.
It is now open for play by faculty, In pitching. the American
staff and students on weekends League is paced by JIM KAAT of
and holidays, and courts will be the Twins with 23 victories while
open at 8 a.m. During the week, JMNSio h
e aty i bl ro 14 'rookie flash JIM NASH of the
open play is available from 11;45-oKnsasiyhleishstebs
a.m. to 1:15 p.m. At all other Kansas City Athletics has the best
times, the complex will be used for percentage with his 11-1 mark.

physical education class instruc-
tion, Intramural activities, or the
varsity tennis team. A fee of $1.50
per court for a 112 hour period of
play will be charged.
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To no one's surprise in the Na-
tional League, SANDY KOUFAX
of the Dodgers has garnered the
most victories- with 23, while the
Giants' JUAN MARICHAL is a
close second with 22. PHIL RE-
GAN of the Dodgers leads the ma-
jors in percentage with .929 and
a 13-1 slate.
* * *

If you want to prove your loyalty to the Pig Ten, or even win The New York Giants sent half-
this little contest, haul your selections down to 420 Maynard St. back STEVE THURLOW and line-
by midnight tonight. Just pick more games right than anyone else, backer JIM CARROLL to Wash-
and you'll take home two tickets to - the Michigan Theater, now ington today for veteran guard

showing, The Wrong Box" with John Mills.

THIS WEEK'S GAMES
(Consensus in caps)

DARRELL DESS. Quip of the week - DUFFY
' DAUGHERTY, head man of the
CASSIUS CLAY, boasting he Michigan State Spartans com-
would retire anytime he was whip- mented after knocking over a cup
ped, yesterday formally signed a of coffee on a table full of plays:
contract to m e e t Houston's "We've got to learn to play on a
CLEVELAND WILLIAMS in a wet field anyway."

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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MICHIGAN vs. Orezon St.
PURDUE vs. Ohio U.
Wisconsin vs. IOWA ST.
YALE vs. Conn.
New Mexico vs. UTAH ST.
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12.
13.
14.
15.
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ILLINOIS vs. SMU
USC vs. TEXAS
Minnesota vs. MISSOURI
MSU vs. North Carolina St.
Memphis 'St. vs. MISS.
Cl NWAQH CT

world's heavyweight championship
fight in the Astrodome Nov. 14.

o. Wyomig vs. 4tk ' r vI~ I0.LU. VS.WASHf. 6T 1'. With approximately three weeks
7. Boston College vs.-NAVY 17. FLA. vs. Northwestern remaining in the baseball season,
8. IOWA vs. Arizona 18. LSU vs. South Carolina the individual batting and pitch-
9. Indiana vs. MIAMI (O.) 19. Florida St. vs. HOUSTON ing races stack up in this way. In
10. UCLA vs. Pitt. 20. SLIPPERY ROCK vs. the American League, TONY OL-
Waynesburg IVA of the Twins is bidding for
CHUCK VETZNER (Sports Editor)--Michigan, Purdue, Iowa State, Yale, his third straight batting title
Utah State, Wyoming, Boston C., Arizona, iMami (O), UCLA. Illinois, Texas, with a .319 mark compared with
Missouri, MSU, Mississippi, Wash. State, Florida, LSU, Houston, Slippery Rock. FRANK ROBINSON'of Baltimore.'
JIM LaSOVAGE (Associate Sports Editor) -Michigan, Purdue, Wisconsin, BOOG POWELL of Baltimore
Yale, Utah State, Air Force, Navy, Iowa, Indiana, UCLA, SMU, Texas, Missouri, paces the loop in RBI's with 105
MSU, Mississippi, Cal, Florida, LSU, Florida State, Slippery Rock. while teammate FRANK ROBIN-.
JIM TINDALL (Associate Sports Editor)-Tie, Purdue, Iowa State, Yale, SON leads the homer derby with
Utah State, Wyoming, Navy, Arizona, Miami (O), UCLA, Illinois, Texas, Mis- 44
souri, North Carolina State, Memphis State, Wash. State, Florida, South Caro- I
line, Houston, Slippery Rock. In the National League offen-
Sttsive department, MATTY ALOU of4
GIL SAMBERG (Assistant Sports Editor)-Michigan, Purdue. Iowa State, i atespirt eting the bti
Yale, Utah State, Air Force, Navy, Iowa, Miami (O), UCLA, Illinois, Texas, the Pirates is setting the batting
Missouri, MSU, Mississippi, Cal, Florida, South Carolina, Florida State, Slippery pace with a .350 average while(
Rock. brother FELIPE ALOU of the At-

Billboard
A corollary to Co-Rec night
will also open Friday, 7 p.m., as
International Center students
make the "team" on the basket-
ball floor at Waterman Gym-
nasium.
During the week, the IM
Building is open for men only
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.
to noon. Pool privileges are
available from 4 to 6 p.m, on
weekdays and from 10 to 11:30
a.m. on Saturdays.

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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Chicago 8. Atlanta 2
San Francisco 10, New York 4
Los Angeles 5, Pittsburgh 0 (inc)
Ohly games scheduled
TODAY'S GAMES
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles
New York at San Francisco
Philadelphia at Houston
Cincinnati at Atlanta
St. Louis at Chicago

YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Washington 5-5, New York 4-10
Boston 5, Chicago 4
Detroit 8, Minnesota 5
Baltimore 2-4, California 0-3
Kansas City 1, Cleveland 0 (11 inn)
TODAY'S GAMES
Cleveland at Detroit
Kansas City at Washington
Chicago at Baltimore
Minnesota at New York
California at Boston

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