THE MICHIGAN DAILY
GE SIX THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY. .1
by TOM WITECKi
An Interesting Trend
A GLANCE at the sport pages of an average metropolitan news-
paper reveals what appears to be a growing trend in the U.S.
World of sport-more action off than on the playing fields.
. In place of high scorers and leading batters, one reads more
and more about the non-athletic species-lawyers, vice-presidents,
general managers, etc. Of course, businessmen, rulemakers, and ad-
ministrators have a long way to go before they can push Wilt the
Stilt, Gordie Howe or Mickey Mantle down to the bottom of the
sports page, but they are trying, and with increasing success as of
Flipping through a few of the more recent items:
In professional football, the National and American football
leagues are engaged in a checkbook battle for college seniors that has
club officials hopping from campus to campus. And entering into
the fray once again is the Canadian league, which last week scooped
up Minnesota's Tom Brown, one of the best pro prospects. And when
the sound of pens on contracts and checkbooks die down, talent
scouts are bound to discover that a couple of overzealous collegians
have signed more than one contract. Then the legal beagles will
take over and sport fans will be treated to daily court stories.
Another item is the latest hassle for control of the Detroit Lions
management. This wrangling, which breaks out periodically, earns as
many front page headlines as the Lions do with their efforts on the
A sport in itself.. .
Large Victory Margin over Powerfu
'Brings Only Words of Praise from
JACK BARDEN WILLARD ROOT
... improving ... great in defeat
.. fighting captain
STRACK EXPLAINS CAGE LOSSES:
Team Beaten on Back boards,
By JIM STOMMEN
Last Monday's surprisingly large
margin of victory over powerful
Pittsburgh left MVichigan wrestling
coach Cliff Keen with nothing but
praise for his grapplers.
"It was a complete team victory,
everyone worked as hard as they
could to achieve it," he said of the
22-6 triumph, ,a
"Actually no one can be singled
out for his effort, they all looked
great, even those who lost."
One of His Finest Matches
Of captain Dennis Fitzgerald's
pin of August Arrigone, he said,
"He simply overwhelmed his op-
ponent in one of his finest matches
of the year."
Regarding Fritz Kellerman's up-
set victory over Pitt's Olympic
competitor Larry Lauchle, Keen
pointed out that "It is bound to
go down as one of the great
matches of the year. Fritz did
a beautiful job, and, though it
surprised wrestling enthusiasts
over the entire country, I was not
too surprised, for he is a great
In the 157-lb match, Don Cor-
riere romped over Daryl Kelving-
ton, who had been moved up from
137 lbs for the match. Corriere
overwhelmed Kelvington, 15-3, as
he held a large weight advantage.
Keen said of Corriere: "He turned
in a masterful match, simply out-
weighed and out-wrestled Kel-
Of Jack Barden, the Port Huron
sophomore who wrestled at 177-;
lbs and decisioned Jim.Harrison,
5-2, - Keen said: "Jack is really'
improving, getting better with
In the 137-1b match Michigan's
Wilfried Hildebrandt completely
outclassed David Osmun, tossing
him around almost at will to win,
This Saturday's wrestling
meet is against Ohio State and
not Michigan State as appeared
in yesterday's Daily. 'The Big
Ten meet will start at 3 p.m. in
Yost Field House.
7-0. Karl Fink, Michigan's fine
heavyweight, won by virtue of a
forfeit over Bob Guzik.-
Keen said further that "he was
hoping that there would be no
let-down by the team following
this great victory." He pointed out
that "the team was really up for
this match, for they knew that
Pitt was tough and that
need a superlative effort
them. The effort was
superlative, it was an ex
ary team victory."
He talked in terms of
recognition and stature.
"Not much can be. d
unseating the top two tea
homa and Oklahoma S
we have certainly entren
selves in the number th
Speaking of other top 1
said, "Lehigh is rapidly
one of the top teams in
and many other Easter
are developing rapidly."
Interest on Third S
"As the season progres
of the nation's interes
focused on that third, sr
rankings, seeing which
moving up to challenge t
established Oklahoma tE
Summing up the mat
said once again, "It wa
but a great team victory
greatly improved the s
Michigan's wrestling, anc
I hope will serve as th
to carry us through the
Big Ten meets."
T's A SPORT ALL BY ITSELF, as nearly everybody in the Motor
City from Henry Ford II to the team water boy chooses up sides
in the battle to see whose proxy will garner the most votes. Indus-
trialists, sportswriters and even Coach George Wilson are out fight-
ing for their favorite team.
No attempt will be made to estimate how much copy is written
on professional baseball's periodic purge of managers. It is immense.
A new trend, however, is the publicity given to baseball executives.
Nowadays, many youngsters know more about Frank Lane or Bill
Veeck than they do about last year's batting champion.
During the dollar battle with the ill-fated Continental League and
in recent league meetings to discuss expansion, baseball's men up
front have moved more and more into the limelight. And rumor has
it that they, along with their junior execs, might even join the play-
ers on bubble gum cards this spring.
Both professional hockey and basketball have somehow avoided
the trend and, with only an occasional exception, one reads almost
entirely about the athletes.
Professional boxing has not been as fortunate. There was prob-
ably more written about the arrangements for, and later the scandal
behind, the Patterson-Johansson bout than about the fight itself.
More copy seems to be written on the non-athletic side of boxing then
on the fighters and their bouts.
Also on the college level...
S.PORT ON THE COILEGIATE level has been a little bit better, but
not much. The NCAA with its various suspensions, television reg-
ulations and new rules is continually in the spotlight. The Big Ten has
its own little prie-the Rose Bowl wrangle. This issue has been raised
year after year at the tri-annual Conference meetings and it has
never really been settled. Last year, however, the Conference found a
bigger headline winner when they temporarily decided to prevent all
Big Ten athletes from competing in NCAA meets. This won even
more space than anticipated.
And then there is college hockey and the Western Collegiate
Hockey Association, probably the all-time champion as far as action
off the playing field is concerned.
Twice in the last week, collegiate hockey was involved in off-the-
ice action. The first incident occurred when the NCAA asked its
hockey rules committee to investigate problems concerning players
from Canada, and to report whether it considered them serious enough
for action. In plain political language this means that the Eastern
colleges are once again warring against the use by teams of the WCHA
of what they call Canadian "professionals." A sore spot with the
Easterners is that their predominantly American teams have won just
two of 13 NCAA titles since 1948 while teams in the WCHA with pre-
dominantly Canadian players have won the other 11.
The second non-action it1em was Michigan State Coach Amo
Bessone's protest that Michigan Tech had used an ineligible player
in its 8-1 victory over the Spartans last weekend. According to the
rulebook a player receiving a "match" penalty is ineligible for the re-
mainder of that particular game as well as for the next contest. Well,
Husky forward Louis Angotti received one of these "match" penal-
ties, but went ahead and played anyway.
The question now is, will Michigan Tech lose the game by for-
felt. Husky Coach John McInnes has some sort of argument why An-
gotti was eligible, and from all signs it looks as if the WCHA is
ready for one of the off-ice battles that have characterized the league
for several years.
But, isn't "the game the thing"?...
FORTUNATELY FOR THE LEAGUE, they have a fine in-action
product to offer. For example, despite the up-coming exam period,
capacity crowds are expected for both Friday and Saturday night's
games with Minnesota. From all indications this return series should
be a great one and could easily rival the "tube" and "bridge" for
study break time.
One wonders just how many people will be interested in rule
technicalities and recruiting problems once the puck is dropped for
the opening face off. Not too many I imagine. Nor will Detroit Lions
fans be concerned with who is on the Board of Directors when the
ball sails down field on the opening kickoff. Nor will boxing fans care
who the promoter is when the bell rings for the 15th and final
round of a title bout.
People will say that businessmen, rulemakers, administrators and
others of their secie are necessary if sport is to be "conducted on a
fair and well-ordered basis." I guess so . . . But, to be trite, let us
not-put the cart before the horse.
By DAVE GOOD
After finding encouragement in
defeat against Indiana's talent-
packed Hoosiers, Coach Dave
Strack and his cagers have run
up against some real problems
in losing twice on the road to
Illinois and Michigan State.
Unable to account for the ice-
cold starts and second-half rallies
which have characterized all three
of the Wolverines' Big Ten games,
Strack simply rioted, "We's looked
good in spots, but we've got to
play good ball all 40 minutes."
"You can't win on 30 minutes
of good ball," he continued. "We
aren't a strong enough team to
be able to let up."
Rebounding, Strack pointed out,
has been the Wolverines' chief
problem. "We lost the Indiana.
game on the boards, even though
we matched them in the second
half. Illinois is a real strong team
in (its) Huff Gymnasium. They've
got good personnel," he added.
"At Michigan State we were
also making some mistakes on the
boards. We weren't taking a firm
grip on the ball." Michigan was
outrebounded 48-34 at Illinois and
60-48 at Michigan State.
Michigan's cagers were com-
pletely swamped by the Spartans'
6'7" sophomore Ted Williams, who
grabbed 25 rebounds, 16 more than
anyone else on the- floor, in what
Strack called State's best game of
The trouble with the Wolverines'
board work is that their tallest
man, 6'7" Tom Cole, weighs only
190 lbs. The burly threesome of
Detroit Tops Dayton 71-57;
Notre Dame Topples DePaul
Bob Brown, Scott Maentz and Don
Petroff provides enough weight,
but Brown and Petroff are only
6'4" and Maentz;6'3".
Strack also blamed sluggish ball-
handing and too much dribbling
for part of the team's problems.
In moving against State's pressing
defense, Strack pointed out, "We
should have gotten down cburt
and have gotten some easy bas-
kets, but we lost the ball at half
court too many times."
Some Bright Spots
But there were bright spots for
the Wolverines. Captain John Tid-
well, operating at about 75 per
cent efficency because of a leg
injury, scored 24 and 20 points
in the two games. "We always get
a good performance from John,"
"Petroff, who can score well, did,
(23 points against State). He is
improving. He made some good
moves underthe basket, but he
must learn a lot defensively to
realize his potential."
Strack also thought Maentz
played a good game against State,
scoring only six points but com-
ing up with some key rebounds.
In addition Cole came through
with 11 points as the third Wol-
verine in double figures.
Strack, who has been alter-
nating Steve Schoenherr and Jon
Hall at guard, sees gCod points
in both. "Schoenherr is the more
accurate shooter, but Hall is
quicker," he explained.
So where does the team go from
here? Strack noted that the Big
Ten is split into two divisions.
Ohio State (first in the nation),
Iowa (fourth) and Indiana, fol-
lowed by Purdue and Illinois, make
up the first division.
The other five teams, Michigan,
Minnesota, Michigan State, Wis-
consin and Northwestern, are not
far apart. Strack added, "If we
can find a key to open things up
we'll give a good account of our-
selves. With everything equal, we
should have a good chance against
State at home next time."
By The Associated Press
DETROIT -Detroit came back
from its first home defeat in 24
games to whip Dayton 71-57 in a
basketball contest before 6,296
fans last night.
Dayton was behind from the
start, hitting on only 24 per cent
of its shots from the floor in the
first half while the Titans con-
nected on 35 per cent,
Charlie North poured in 18
points in the first half to boost the
Titans to a 34-22 halftime lead.
North was high scorer for the
game with 23 points. Teammate
Dave DeBusschere was held to only
High for Dayton was Garry Rog-
genburk with 15.
Last night's triumph was De-
troit's 10th in 15 games. Dayton
is 9-4 for the season.
* * *
Notre Dame 61, DePaul 58
SOUTH BEND -- Notre Dame's
basketball Irish, almost invincible
on their own floor, knocked off
previously unbeated DePaul's Blue
Demons 61-58 last night.
Racking up their' 23rd straight
home floor victory, the Irish won
by dominating play under the
The defeat of DePaul, ranked
No. 7 nationally in the Associated
Press Poll, left Ohio State the
only unbeaten major team in the
country. DePaul had won 12
John Tully, 6'7" Notre Dame
senior, was the game's standout.
He topped Irish scorers with 16
points and hauled down 14 re-
Howie Carl topped DePaul scor-
ers with 16 points.
Cincinnati 64, Duquesne 53
Auburn 74, Florida State 67
Butler 73, St. Joseph's (Ind.) 63
North Dakota 3-4, Colorado 2-9
.. .. .
LAFAYETTE (M) - Purdue's
hopes of knocking Iowa out of the
Big Ten basketball lead suffered
a blow yesterday when the Boiler-
makers' top scorer, Terry Dis-
chinger cut a finger while working
in a chemistry lab, and five
stitches were required to close the
Coach Ray Eddy said the cut
may handicap Dischinger in Sa-
turday night's game here with
Iowa, but there was some hope
most of the stitches could be re-
moved by Friday. He is averaging
28.5 points for 11 contests.
Michigan hosted a Western Con-
ference rifle match last weekend
which was won by Ohio State
with a score of 2807 out of a pos-
Purdue; Illinois and Michigan
finished behind OSU in that or-
der. Michigan's score was 2702 and
its high man was Lee Ehman.
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West Beats East in NBA A ll-Star Tilt;
Chicago, Pittsburgh Given Franchises
By The Associated Press
SYRACUSE-Elgin Baylor hus-
tled out of a sick bed and helped
by Oscar Robertson, Bob Pettit
and Clyde Lovellette lead a first
quarter drive that carried an un-
derdog West team to a 153-131
victory over the East in the Na-
tional Basketball Association all-
star game last night.
A standing room crowd of 8,016
in War Memorial Auditorium saw
Baylor, bedded with a fever earlier
in the day, launch a furious as-
sault that buried the East with a
steady succession of fast breaks
resulting in easy baskets for the
West. The West's 153 points top-
ped the previous mark of 130 set
by the East in 1958.
In winning it's fourth of 11 all-
star games, the West scored a
record 47 points in the first quar-
ter, taking a 28-point lead and
breaking the mark of 38 points
set by the East two years ago.
Wilt Chamberlain, TV" league
scoring leader of the Philadelphia
Warriors, was so harrassed by
Lovellette's glove - tight defense
that he scored only 12 points, and
was held without a field goal until
the fourth quarter.
Pettit was the game's leading
scorer with 29 pomts while Rob-
ertson, voted the most valuable
player, had 23. Lovellette had 21.
Baylor was withdrawn from the
game after eight minutes and was
used intermittently, winding up
with 15 points.
Bill Russell of Boston, who did
not enter the game until the see-
ond quarter, topped the East with
23 points. Dolph Shayes of Syra-
cuse had 21.
SYRACUSE-The National Bas-
ketball Association expanded to 10
clubs last night with the addition
of Chicago and Pittsburgh to be-
come effective with the 1961-62
Maurice Podoloff, NBA Presi-
dent, said Chicago had met re-'
quirements earlier in the day, and
that final details had been worked
out during the evening on the
admission of Pittsburgh.
Chicago already has paid one-
third of the $200,000 franchise fee,
and Podoloff said Pittsburgh in-
terests had guaranteed a one-third
payment next week.
Thne NBA President will go to
Pittsburgh Monday to sign an
agreement with representatives,
headed by John Harris. Both
new teams, Podoloff said, have
agreed to pay the balance of the
fee by March 15.
Pittsburgh will play its home
games in the civic auditorium with
a seating capacity of about 15,000
for basketball, while Chicago will
play in the 12,000-seat Amphi-
Each of the eight teams now in
the league will put up four play-
ers for Chicago and Pittsburgh to
draw from., Pittsburgh and Chi-
cago can buy no more than two
players from each of the present
league teams. No purchase price
has been agreed upon.
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