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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1966

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By BOB McFARLAND
With two of the athletic thrones
in the Big Ten empty' and no
heirs-apparent ii sight, a flurry
of speculation regarding the ath-
letic directorships at Illinois and
Northwestern has filled the air
waves.
And the name of Michigan
head football Coach Bump Elliott
has often appeared at the eye of
these gossippy storms. Several re-
ports have placed him among the
chief candidates for the position
at Northwestern.
Originally emanating from the
pages of the Chicago Tribune, the
report that Elliott is one of the
final contenders for the post has
been given credence by off-the-
record statements of several
Northwestern officials, according
to a source on the Daily North-
western. Still, no authoritative
statement regarding the story's
validity has been made.
Elliott One of Four?
According to Roy Damer, Tri-
bune sportswriter who first un-
covered the information, Elliott
was one of four men whose names
were submitted by the athletic
board to Northwestern University
President J. Roscoe Miller for con-
sideration.
Damer's story was reportedly
confirmed by ' more than one
source. "I can't tell where I got
my information;" Damer said yes-
terday. "I will say that I'm cer-
tain that if Elliott wants the ath-
letic directorship at Northwestern,
he can have it."
Prof. T. Leroy Martin, North-
western's faculty representative in
intercollegiate conference, disput-
ed this yesterday. "I can't make
any comment concerning individ-
uals, but President Miller has not
yet interviewed any of the candi-
dates submitted to him. He is ex-
pected to begin this task imme-
diately, however.",
Three Major Candidates
Martin said that five names ap-
peared on the final list, but one
requested that he be dropped from
consideration. "We recommended
another of the five with reserva-
tions, so there are actually only
three strong candidates,". Martin
added. "If the president 'likes the
first man that he interviews, there
is a good possibility that he will
get the job.'!
All of the contenders have al-
ready been interviewed once by
Northwestern's athletic board.
When the choice will be made
is also a matter of dispute. North-
western's vice-president in charge
of planning and development is-
sued a statement yesterday stress-
ing the need of finding an ath-
letic director in the very near fu-
ture. Stu Holcomb, the retiring
director, leaves office today.
Elliott Denies Rumors
Elliott earlier denied rumors
that he had been contacted by
. Northwestern. He has been in
Chicago since Wednesday.- on a
speaking engagement. Wednesday
night, he spoke at Rockford High
School, and last night addressed
the Chicago chapter of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Club. Elliott
is expected to return either to-
day or tomorrow.'
In regard to the matter, Mich.
gan Athletic Director H. 0. (Fritzy
Crisler stated yesterday, "I have
not yet been contacted by North-,
western on the subject." It is
standard procedure for an insti-
tution to request the athletic di-,
rector's permission before nego-
tiating with a coach.,
Crisler had been told on the,
d'ay of the Wildcat-Wolverine grid
battle of November 12 by North-
western's Martin that the candi-
dates had been narrowed down to
two,and Elliott wasnot one of
them. "It is possible that the sit-
uation has changed since then,,
however," Crisler remarked.'
Doctorates and Salaries
Other considerations regarding

the Northwestern opening include
the allegations that Miller pre-
fers an individual with a doctor-j
ate for the position and that the9
salary of the job is not high
enough to make it attractive to,
some of the primary candidates.'
Another name mentioned in con-
nection with the post has been
that of James Snyder, currently
basketball coach at Ohio Univer-
sity and former Northwestern cag-,
er.
Elliott repeatedly has been cit-'
ed as a major contender to suc-
ceed Crisler at Michigan when he1
retires sometime within the next
two years. .

"M" Novices

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DECEMBER
GRADUATES
ORDER
CAPS & GOWNS
IMMEDIATELY!

Clash

With

Vols

By RICK STERN
Basketball p la y e r s, Michigan
style, are intelligent individuals
gifted with a certain supra-aver-
age capacity for excelling ath-
letically.
The phrase may be impressive
sounding, but underneath it's just
as worthless as any other sports
cliche.
And it has really nothing to do
with the issue at hand anyway.
Because when Michigan's basket-
ball team takes the floor in Knox-
ville, Tenn., tonight, their supra-
average intelligence and gifted
capacities won't mean a damn
thing.
Butterflies
They'll be just a bunch of nerv-
ous kids trying to do their best,.
each player hoping that "he"
won't be the one who makes the
mistake that loses the ball game.

like Tennesee and Duke this early
in the season just to get beat.
Strack hopes that finally playing
in a game situation with a real
enemy to deal with will mold the
Wolverines into a unit, a team
that will play and think together.
And Tennessee certainly pro-
vides a formidable test, although
nothing compared to the one
Michigan will get Saturday night
at Duke.
The Vols, led by Ray Mears, one
of the most successful coaches in
college basketball, are looked upon

and Bill Haan, a former Cleve- ingly well in recent weeks, provide rating, he said that Michigan
land all-city choice, will give Den- a note of stability and are backed'would have "run with patice"
nis Bankey and Jim Pitts of the up substantially by speedy Ken against the deliberate Tennessee
Wolverines a speedy challenge. Maxey and burly Mike Maundrell. style of play. "We want Co attack
Both stand 6-2 and are light, More Greenies speedily, yet we have to expect to
weighing around 160. Haan has Behind forwards Sullivan and face a control type of game."
been ill for part of the warmup Stewart are two equally unproven Tennessee was a better rebound-
season and his current status is youngsters, Dave McClellan and ing team last year than Michigan,
unknown. Willie Edwards, while the two too, according to statistics. They
Of course the Wolverine starting back-up men for Dill, Clarence grabbed 1255 out of 2193 rebounds
unit is not exactly a bunch of old (C.A.) Adams and Scott Montross, for a percentage of .572, behind
men either. Two sophomores, Den- again are sophomores. only Texas Western and Duke na-
nis Stewart and Bobby Sullivan, All of the above-mentioned men tionally. But against Russell, Dar-
are the biggest questionmarks, plus fifth and sixth guards Marc den and the other bloody nose
along with center Craig Dill. Delzer and Tim Hayes are expect- laners, they grabbed just 32 of 70.
Bankey and Pitts playing increas- ed to see action tonight as Strack Two other Big Ten teams will
-_ _plans to let the players "select for be gunning uncertain engines in
____- themselves by their play" their opening clashes tonight. Powder
eventual status on the team. keg Michigan State is host to
Tennessee had an 18-8 mark last Western Michigan in the first test
0 U >' t ~ season and was statistically not- for touted sophomore Lee Lafa-
able in several areas. One of them; yette while Ohio State will field a
was defense. The Vols allowed most inexperienced unit, with
their opposition just 57.7 points three or possibly four sophomores
-I per game last season, second in slated to start, against Butler in
the nation to Oregon State. Mears Columbus.
-__ __ _ __ _employs a rugged zone defense
The WASHINGTON SENATORS that Strack regards as 'a severe SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR
and the PHILADELPHIA PHIL-,test" for the Wolverines. Elabo- CLARK NORTON
LIES pulled off the second inter-
league trade of the annual base-
ball meetings last night. The Sen-
ators sent center fielder DON
LOCK to the Phillies for relief
pitcher DAROLD KNOWLES and
cash.

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For all but four it'll be their first
college basketball game, and for
every single one it'll be about the
most hostile situation imaginable.
Tennessee's fans, jealous of their
potentially outstanding y o u n g
team and eager to establish the
South as a basketball stronghold,
are not expected to provide much
comfort for the neophyte Wolver-
ine cagers tonight at 8.
For some it will even be their
first airplane flight. The Wolver-
ines depart from Willow Run air-
port at 8:30 this morning, arriving
in Knoxville two hours later. j
Method in Madness d
Dave Strack is no dummy
though. He didn't schedule teams
Owners Split
NFLLoops
NEW YORK {P) - The NFL
owners realigned the conferences
Wednesday when they placed the
new New Orleans franchise in the
East and the Atlanta Falcons in
the West. Each eight-club confer-
ence was split into two four-club
divisions.
After much deliberation the
owners came up with a grouping
of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New
York and St. Louis in the Fed-
eral Division of the East. The
Capitol Division of the East will
include D a 11 a s, Philadelphia,
Washington and New Orleans.
Giants to Move
In 1968 New York will shift to
the Capitol and New Orleans to
the Federal in a compromise move
designed to give all eight of the
Eastern teams a chance to play
the Giants home and home in one
of the two years.
The Green Bay Packers will be
joined by the Chicago Bears, Min-
nesota Vikings and Detroit Lions
in the Central Division of the
Western Conference. San Fran-
cisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore and
Atlanta will comprise the Coastal
Division of the West.
The Western Conference will re-
main intact in 1967 and 1968 in
contrast to the 1968 shift of New
York and New Oreleans from one
division to the other in the East.

Widby, 6-4, 200 pounds, who also1
plays football, averaged 17 points
a game last season, clicking for 23
a year ago against the Wolverines.
Most of Widby's scoring comes onE
A jump shot that is deadly from
10-20 feet.
Hendrix, a junior who was red
shirted one season, is a spindlyx
6-5, 170-pound front liner who
was named to the Southeast Con-!
ference all-sophomore team last
year.
The center on the squad is big
but lacking in experience. 7-0, 250-
pound Tom (Bullwinkle) Boer-
winkle is another red shirt who
looks and plays a lot like Henryk
Finkel of Dayton. Certainly a good
deal of Tennessee's basketball for-
tunes will depend on whether ort
not Boerwinkle can do the job.
Greenies
Rounding out the starting lineup
are two 19-year-old sophomores
that Mears apparently decided he
needed too badly to redshirt this
year. Bill Justus from Knoxville
Scor'es
NBA
New York 119, Cincinnati 115
Los Angeles 126, Baltimore 111
Philadelphia 128, Detroit 119
NHL
New York 5, Chicago 0
Toronto 3, Montreal 2

Dame was proclaimed the victor in
a split decision, 2-1.
MICHIGAN STATE was stamp-
ed the title favorite in the forth-
coming Big Ten basketball race
yesterday in a secret poll of con-
ference coaches. MICHIIGAN was
picked seventh.
Student Power??
Loyola of Los Angeles will have
a football team. The students held
an "all-campus referendum and 99
per cent voted in favor of a team.
The administration previously had
stated that they would follow the
wishes expressed in the referen-
dum.
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