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'Sea nda 1' Presents Intrigue

Grid Outlook Bleak for Hoosiers,

By CLARK NORTON

diana school, does have a good However, after Indiana dropped
football team. But the Boilermak- the season opener last Saturday to
ers have not been shackled with -Miami (0.). 20-10, "the relative

the job of overcoming the effects
TIlE BIG TEN of a five-year NCAA probation.
Tndiana has. The Hoosiers were
Autumn in the state of Indiana given the word in 1960 when the
is not really different than in most -NCAA decided they were guilty of
other states. Children scuffle their football recruiting illegalities. And
feet through dry, multi-colored it's meant that until a couple years

leaves recently fallen on the pave- aoai 0ou--stea
ment; farmers harvest the fields. (which successful Indiana
everyone drinks apple cider; young ball requires) just didn't w
athletes practice basketball. ... play for Indiana (probation
Practice basketball? That's right, no post-season competition
grid enthusiasts. If Webster had manny in-staters decided tc
been a Hoosier, his definition of 'hz> talents to P:irdue.
football might have read, "That Cellar Dweller
activity which helps to keep Largely as a result of this
Johnny in shape between Little lion. Tndiana has been bur
League and Basketball season.,, or near the bottom of the B
Indiana kids might never learn scandings for seven years.
what a football is for if they could was hired to drag them out
find an oblong basketball hoop to mire.
throw it through. An optimist. Pont feels th
Not that the state doesn't pro- season his squad can "come
duce any good football players, ready to disprove the do
but one could say that Dave and to prove themselves t
Strack would have more fun re- relative few who believe th
cruiting there than Bump Elliott. diana can be a contender."

thletes
foot-
ant to
means
), and
otake
situa-
led in
[g Ten
Pont
of the
at this
eback
ubters
o the
at In-

f- 'ho believe that Indiana can
be a contender" may have well
been r'educed to a "few relatives"
of Pont's. Miami is not regarded
in the same class as most Big Ten
schools.
Fast Finish
Yet there is reason to believe
that Indiana will indeed be an
improved team this year. In their
last three contests in 1965. the
Hoosiers gave tough battles to the
top three teams in the conference.
They fell to Michigan State 27-13
after leading the national cham-
pion Spartans for three quarters,
dropped a 17-10 decision to Ohio
State in the last five minutes. and
almost overcame a substantial
Purdue lead before losing to their
up-state rivals, 27-21.
While losing 30 lettermen, in-
cluding All-America end Bill Mal-
inchak, Pont does have a fairly
si rong r e t u r n i n g nucleus of
veterans.
Terry Cole, of Mitchell, was re-

garded as Indiana's top high
school football prospect three
years ago, and is expected to blos-
som as one of the Big Ten's top
halfbacks this fall. Quarterback
Frank Stavroff, a senior, "arrived
as a Big Ten quarterback the sec-
ond half of the season," according
to Pont. and is expected to click
with split end Bill Couch and
flanker John Ginter, both highly
regarded pass-receivers.
effective."
If Indiana manages to score,
however, their opponents may be
t-Oo busy racking up their own
point totals to notice. On defense
both ends, both tackles, both
guards, and the entire backfield
are gone. Four or five sophomores
may make the unit.
As one observer has noted, "At
least Pont doesn't have to worry
about the sophomore .jinx -his
team couldn't get any worse." And
while the dedicated optimist Pont
would probably rather have an
ulcer, it's not likely he'll have to
worry about jinxes for quite a
while.

1'

Kind of makes it tough on a Big
Ten football coach whose school /MSU j
is in Indiana. ,
Point is Pont
Coach John P*nt at Indiana
University is a good case in point. l
Tackling the Indiana job for the
first time last year after serving
at Yale, Pont and his crew couldB
manage no better than a 2-8 sea- Michi4
son, and defeated only dismal Iowa lost son
in the Big Ten. throu~h
Purdue, of course, another Ih- now the

FIRST-:
Iiehg~i Ratd Midi y A

yThe Associated Press
an State's football team
ie of its star players
graduation, but right
Spartans are at the head

of the class. They hold a slim This week's Top Ten, with points
la ove UCLA in ethe seaton's Ifor a first-place vote, 9 for a sec-
firs colegeTop en pll. ond. etc.:

Helen Hayes, Nicholas Martin, Keene Curtis and Richard Curtis cluck contentedly in a scene from Richard Sheridan's "Scool: fo cn
dal". The scene is one of many hilarious episodes of village scandlal generating from the lively "newsgatherers" of the towni Per-
haps they are discussing the judge's infidelity to his wife or Sir Peter Teazle's mismarriage to the young Mrs. Teazle, or maybe they
are just musing over the APA production which will run through September 25.

GRID SELECTIONS
The featured contest in this should be a real thriller. So get
week's Grid Picks pits Upper Pen-yuenrsinnwndinwo
insua pemoenzaMthganThch tickets to the Michigan Theatre.
against Bemidji State (Mlnn.).
The outcome will hopefully be -MICHIGAN at California
better than last week's Slippery (score)
Rock-Waynesburg encounter, won Tennessee vs. Auburn
by the latter, 31-0. (at Birmingham)
Of course, certain extenuating UCLA at Syracuse
circumstances put :the favored Missouri at Illinoils
Rockets at a great disadvantage Oregon State at Iowa
for that game. Last Friday night, Purdue at Notre Dame
at a pep assembly held on the Stanford at Minnesota
famous "Slippery Rock" for which, TCU at Ohio State
the college is named, a sudden Indiana at Northwestern
cloudburst swept the entire start- Penn State at MSU
ing backfield into the tortuous Texas at Texas Tech
Slippery Rock river, which winds Navy at SMU
picturesquely through the campus. Louisville at Southern Illinois
All four backs were saved, but con- Mississippi St. at Florida
tacted a severe case of "chills" North Carolina St. at
which caused them to "juggle" the North Carolina
ball on every play, resulting in, Duke at Pitt
numerous fumbles and a Waynes- Connecticut at Yale
burg victory. New Mexico at Kansas St.
Barring any similar incidents on Colorado at Baylor
the Bemidji or Tech campuses this Lehigh at Penn
Friday night, Saturday's game Michigan Tech at Bemid ii St.

Mibhigan .is the number nine
team in the balloting due to its
41-0 shellacking of Oregon State
The:Wolvrines received 106
points-ironically the same total
as two years ago when the Rose
Bow ch amps-to-be were placed
inekthy eigt position in the first
Alabama. picked to win its
third straight national championi-
ship in the pre-season poll, is
third. followed by Nebraska,
Southern~ California, Ar'kansas,
Purdue. and Notre Dame. Baylor
holds down the number 10 position
as a result of its stunning 35-12
opening game thrashing of highly
regarded Syracuse.
Michigan State and UCLA be-
gan impressively last weekend,
the Spartans whipping North Car-
olina State 28-10 and the Bruins
outclassing Pittsburgh 57-14. Ala-
bama swings into action fOr the
Arst time this season Saturday
night against Louisiana Tech.
The Spartans collected 12 first-
olace votes and 338 points, while
UCLA drew 13 votes for the top
osli ion, but had an overall total

1.
2.
3.
8.
9.

Michigan State 12
UCLA 13
Southern Cali,. 2
Arkansas
Purdue
Notre Dame 1
MICHIGAN 1

1-0
1-0
0-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0
1-0

338
328
140
132
120
106

therscareceiving votes ,listedukl-
Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech,
Louisiana State, Miami, Fla., Mis-
i o , O h i o S t a t e O k a h o , S o u t h -
en Mehoist ,Tennessee, Texs,
Tea Crstan, EmTulnsa, yming.
Wolverine offensive line coach
Tony Mason, beginning his third
year at Michigan, will speak at
the Fellowship of Christian Ath-
letes. meeting tonight at 8:30
in the Sports Building, All in-
terested persons are invited to

~ 328 points. attend.

--Maurice Mamson
"OOOOh" squeals Lady Candour as she comes upon a new source of off-color chatter. Peering over her shoulder with her snooper-sen-
sitive-olfactory-apparatus is Lady Sneerwell (Anne Francine); whose "School for Scandal" becomes an involved plot of intrigue and
humor. Joseph Surface (Ellis Raab), is the "sensitive, well-adjusted" member of the play; he is looking self-righteously at the grum-
bling, frustrated Sir Peter Teazle (Sydney Walker).
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