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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1966

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1986 TIlE MIChIGAN hIAIIY PAflV ~VII'?e3

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Sygar

Finds Home on Defense

By BILL LEVIS pletion for a 27 yard touchdow
Defensive safety Rick Sygar has To complete his repertoire as
to be the Michigan football team's /triple-threat man, Sygar also d
answer to the yo-yo. the kicking after backing up Al
Until this fall, Sygar has bounc- American Bob Timberlake in 196
ed back and forth between the He made 18 of 19 extra poin
Wolverine defensive and offensive and booted five field goals la
backfields more times than a su- year.
per ball can be bounced up and Sygar explained that he nev
down off the ceiling of a quaddie really did any kicking before com
room. This year though, the sen- ing to Michigan. "We never kic]
for standout seems to have fin- ed for extra points and field goa
ally found a home in Michigan's in high school." He went to Nil
defensive secondary playing along- McKinley High in Ohio and wa
side Rick Volk. coached by present Michigan o
Sygar's college career even start- fensive line coach Tony Maso
ed out on the rebound. In 1963, Sygar noted that his high scho
his class' sophomore year, Sygar team boasted seven Big Ten star
fractured his leg twice and watch- ers.
ed the football team from the High School All-American
side lines. He was granted an ex- At McKinley Sygar was a high
tra year of eligibility. In the Wol- school All-American and back
verines' Rose Bowl year, he offi- the year in 1961. He entered Mic
cially began his gridiron career igan after much deliberation."
playing 285 minutes on both of- always was an Ohio State fan bu
fense and defense, scoring one I knew of Michigan because Ro
touchdown and averaging three Kramer and Tom Harmon wen
yards per carry rushing. He also here. I finally chose Michigan be
returned a dozen punts for 68
yards.,
Starts on Defense
When the 1965 season rolled'
around, Sygar seemed set as an
defensive starter. He didn't re-
main there long. Startling left
halfback Jim Detwiler injured his
knee in the opening game against
North Carolina and then rein-
jured it in the fourth game against'
Michigan State. Detwiler was out
for the year. Sygar bounced back
into the Michigan offensive pic-
ture once again.
As a junior, Sygar played both-
ways for a while after "Diesel
Det" was hurt. He soon concen-
trated his efforts for the remaind-
er of the season on offense with
good success. He led the Wolver-
ines with 299 minutes of playing
time and averaged 4.1 yards per
carry after taking over at left
half. MICHIGAN DEFENSIVE SAF
Triple Threat tion tackle of Purdue end Mar
Sygar also was Michigan's sec- n
ond highest scorer with 39 points. ines lost 22-21. Sygar, who pla
He caught four passes for 51 yards Jim Detwiler was injured last
and threw two passes, one a com- this fall.
SPORTS SHORTS:
Black Hawks Win Again;
Bullets Cop First Victory

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background and was, of course,
a Big Ten school. I wanted a
challenge both academically and
athletically," he added.
After Sygar came to Michigan,
he blossomed as a kicker by a turn
of fate. He said, "we needed some-
one behind Timberlake since
Michigan had no kicking special-
ist and it just turned out to be
me."
Compared to Men of Old
Sygar is sort of a throw back
to the triple threat players and
60 minute men of old. He is reli-
able on both defense and offense
and fills in wherever needed.
He revealed that "it really does
not matter where I play, I just
like to play. As for offense ver-
sus offense, they both have their
merits. On offense, you concen-
trate to score but defense has its
good points."3
Sygar is majoring in architec-
ture, a subject which takes quite
a bit of time itself with all the

drawings and projects he has to
hand in. Sygar, who still needs
two more semesters after this one
to graduate, said that "I chose
architecture because I have al-
ways liked drawings and build-
ings. It's quite a challenge, too,"
Future Unsettled
As for what he will do after
graduation, Sygar said that he
will let things fall where they
may. "If I'm drafted by the pros,
I will probably try out. I have
always dreamed of becoming a
professional athlete." Still gradu-
ation is a long way off, leaving
the Ohio native time to decide his
future.
So far this year, Sygar has
had both moments of glee and
moments when he probably would
rather stick his head in a gopher
hole than show up in front of
the press after a game.
Against Purdue two weeks ago,
Sygar was the goat of two cost-
ly incidents. First, there was the
punt by Purdue that bounced and
"inLaA Cwff rlo ore n io cn v '

could make it. It was a percentage
decision."
Game Fumbled Away
What people won't remember
about the game is that it was
not entirely Sygar's loss. Michi-
gan had the ball on Purdue's two
yard line with a first down earlier
in the second half. Two Michigan
fumbles gave the ball to Purdue
and with them went the game.
Last week's game was a hap-
pier one for the Wolverines and
for Sygar. He revealed "the game
was a redemption by the entire
team" as Michigan walloped Min-
nesota 49-0 and Sygar had both
his hand and his toe in on the
scoring.
He took a Minnesota punt on
his onw 43 yard line and ran it
back 57 yards for the score. He
also added seven straight extra
points in the victory. "We found
ourselves last week," he concluded.
Third Leading Scorer
So far this year, Sygar is Mich-
igan's third leading scorer with

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micked Sygar s leg on its way to- 28 points behind Detwiler and Carl
ward a Michigan end zone. "I Ward tied with 30. Sygar also has
couldn't take the chance of letting been a mainstay in the Michigan
it go," Sygar said. ,defensive secondary which has
Little Chance allowed the opposition only 43
"I didn't know if the referee complete passes out of 113 at-j
or anybody else saw it and I had tempts.
the choice between giving them Sygar is also a standout on the
two or seven points." He decided Michigan baseball team that fin-
to run with the ball and was ished third in the Big Ten last
caught in the end zone for a year. He started at second base in
touchback - score Michigan 21, the spring of 1965 and alternated
Purdue 16. at that position with hockey All-
After Purdue scored another American Mel Wakabayashi last
touchdown and missed the two spring. Because he sat out a full
point conversion, Michigan drove year of eligibility with a broken
within field goal range and had a leg in 1963-64, Sygar will again
fourth and one situation. What be able to play baseball this spring.
decided to go for a field goal. Ironically, he didn't even play
was Coach Bump Elliott to do? He baseball in high school.
Sygar's kick was wide and the Sygar has been Mr. Reliable for
game ended with Purdue gaining his three years at Michigan. He
the victory. could even be called a four-prong-
Sygar admitted "I was press- ed threat-running, passing, kick-
ing and missed, I tried too hard." ing and of course playing defense.
He defended Elliott's decision say- If asked to block on the line, he
ing "It was the decision Bump probably would do that also.
made. His heart was with the As he so ~ aptly said, "I just
team. I had confidence that I like to play football."

6. Space propulsion. As our
space flights cover greater
and greater distances,pro.
pulsion-more than any-
thing else-will become the
limiting factor. New fuels
and new propulsion tech-
niques must be found,ifwe
ore to keep on exploring
the mysteries of space. And
it may well be an Air Force
scientist on his first assign.
ment who makes the big
breakthrough!

*

ETY Rick Sygar makes a despera-
ion Griffin in a game the Wolver-
yed as offensive left halfback after
year, has played only on defense

'. Repairs in space. If something goes
wrong with a vehicle in orbit, how can it
be fixed? Answers must be found, if large-
scale space operations are to become a
reality. For this and other assignments Air
force scientists and engineers will be
cailed on to answer in the next few years,l
we need the best brains available.
2. Lunar landing. The
exact composition of
the lunar surface, as 1
well as structural-
and propulsion char- .
octeristics of the space ^ : 0'
vehicle, enter into
this problem. Important study remains to
be done-and, as an Air Force officer,
you could be the one to do it!
3. Life-support biology. The filling of
metabolic needs over very extended peri-
ods of time in space is one of the most
fascinating subjects that
Air Force scientists are in-
vestigating. The resultsi
promise to have vital ram-4
ifications for our life on
earth, as well as in outer'
space.'

MONTREAL A'P - Bobby Hull
and his younger brother, Dennis,
paced the Chicago Black Hawks
to there four straight National
Hockey League victory Wednesday
night, a 5-3 decision over Mon-
treal.
It was the first loss after two
victories for the Stanley Cup
champion Canadians. Chicago is
unbeaten.
The Black Hawks. broke the
game open with three goals inside
of three minutes, 17 seconds in
the second period.
Bobby Hull started the barrage,
snapping a 1-1 tie with the fourth
goal of the season.
BALTIMORE ) - The Balti-
more Bullets, sparked by reserve
Wayne Hightower, defeated the
Cincinnati Royals 112-116 Wed-
nesday night for their first Na-
tional Basketball Association vic-
tory of thz seaso-.

Hightower, a 6-foot-9 corner
man, scored 19 points, grabbed
nine rebounds and was credited
with two assists. He sank six of
eight shots from the floor, blocked
several Cincinnati shots and
hawked the ball throughout before
he was ejected on fouls.

QUICK K I CKS __
Three candidates for a new Na- the merging NFL and AFL will de-
tional Football League franchise termine the franchise.
in 1967-CINCINNATI, NEW OR- EDGAR LACEY, one of UCLA's
LEANS, and SEATTLE-are still starting basketball forwards last
in the running, according to season, has been lost for the up-
league Commissioner Rozelle. "A coming campaign.
decision is to be made shortly on The senior from Los Angeles
the NFL team to be selected to missed the last seven games of the
play in 1967," Rozelle told a news 1965-66 season with a fatigue
conference Monday night, indica- fracture of the left kneecap. The
ting that the existence of playing injury failed to knot completely
facilities will play a big part in and will require surgery, according
any decision. A joint committee of to Dr. Martin Blazina,
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4. Space orientation. The orbital prob-
lems of a spacecraft, including its ability
to maneuver over selected points on the
earth, are of vital importance to the mili-
tary utilization of space. There are plenty
of assignments for young Air Force physi-
cists in this area.
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5. Synergetic plane changing. The obil-
ity of a spacecraft to change altitude can
also be crucial to space operations.Where
but in the Air Force could Sc.B.'s get the
chance to work on such fascinating proj-
ects right at tho start of their careers?

7. Pilot perfornance.
Important tests.must still be
made to determine howthe
pilots of manned aero-
spacecraft will react to
long periods away from
the earth. Of course
not every new Air
Force officer be-
comes involved in research and develop-
ment right away. But where the most'ex-
citing advances ore
taking place, young
Air Force scientists,
administrators,
pilots, and engineers
are on the scene.
A good way to start is through Air
Force ROTC. Superior students may qual-
ify for Air Force scholarships. Many col-
leges and universities also have a special
2-year Air Force ROTC program. For de-
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Chicago 5, Montreal 3
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