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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, November 11, 1978-Page 1
By BILLY NEFF
Special to-the Daily
MADISON-Fate is a strange thing.
'The Michigan hockey team
iscovered that last night, as they upset
he highly favored Wisconsin Badgers
-5. Two key injuries, a penalty ishot
ni a five minute major penalty did not
fard in the Wolverines' path to victory.
CAPTAIN MARK Miller seemed to
seal-the victory for Michigan when he
gave the Wolverines a two-goal lead
with. a little over five minutes in the
contest. But Wisconsin's defenseman
Bob Suter carried the puck the entire
length of the ice and tallied for the
Badgers with 91 ticks remaining on the
clock. The Wolverines and goaltender
Rudy Varvari held on though.
Michigan showed little fear of an
awesome Dane County Coliseum as
they came out right from the opening
whistle and stunned former All-
American goalie Julian Baretta by
scoring just 24 seconds into the game.
Gordie Hampson tabbed the goal on a
tip-in from John Blum and Doug Todd.
Wiconsinlapsed again just a few
minutes later when John Giver was
able to sneak in on a breakaway and
shoot over Baretta for his sixth goal of
the campaign. Olver received a good
lead pass from left-wing Billy Wheeler
and broke in easily for the score.
THE BADGERS finally lit the lamp
behind Wolverine goalie Varvari when
Pete Johnson proved he had learned his
lessons well. Pete, the brother of All-
Portd 0 the isaill
Holmes holds title
LAS VEGAS-Larry Holmes peppered Alfredo Evangelista with hard
left jabs and then knocked him out with a thunderous right hand in the
seventh round to retain his World Boxing Council heavyweight
championship last night.
The scheduled 15-rounder at Caesars Palace was a mismatch from the
start and the big right hand brough a merciful ending for the Spaniard.
Evangelista had gone 15 rounds in a losing title shot against Muhammad
Ali May 16, 1977. But that Ali was out of shape at 230 pounds and mentally
Last night, however, Evangelista ran into a man who was in top
condition and had something to prove-Holmes is trying to fight his way out
of Ali's shadow.
Holmes' jab was not just a thing of beauty for boxing buffs. It was not
designed just to keep the challenger off balance. It was meant to inflict pain..
It was a mean jab and it made a mess of Evangelista's face.
At the end of six rounds, Evangelista's face was badly swollen and he
was bleeding from beneth the left eye. He was a picture of frustration.
Then, as the fight passed the two-minute mark in the seventh round and
as Holmes was backing away, the champion smashed home a right to the
jaw that dropped Evangelista to the floor. Evangelista got to his knees
almost immediately, then pitched to his face to be counted out by referee
The victory, in Holmes' first defense of the title that he won on a split
decision from Ken Norton at Caesars Palace last June 9, was his 29th in an
unbeaten pro career.
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NEW YORK-Willis Reed resigned yesterday as coach of the New
York Knicks and will be replaced by old-timer Red Holzman, the man who
led the National Basketball Association team to league titles in 1970 and 1973.
Mike Burke, president of the Knicks, confirmed the action last night
following the team's return from a West Coast road trip.
The straw that apparently broke Reed's back came when he demanded a
'vote of confidence from Sonny Werblin and was reportedly told, "no coach
ves me an ultimatum."
NEW YORK-The New York Yankees yesterday traded reliever Sparky
Lyle, the American League's 1977 Cy Young Award winner, and four other
players to the Texas Rangers in a 10-player deal.
Lyle had fallen into disuse when the Yankee bullpen added free agent
Rich Gossage last season. The situation angered him and he wanted to be
:-elt somewhere else, where he'd get a chance at being the late-inning
The Yankees obliged him by trading him to the Rangers along with
'catcher Mike Heath, infielder Domingo Ramos and minor league pitchers
Larry McCall and Dave Rajsich. In exchange, New York received
dutfielders Juan Beniquez and Greg Jemison and pitchers Paul Mirabella,
DaveRighetti and Mike Griffin.
See more sports, page 12
Spikers grab third
In yesterday's action at the state women's volleyball tournament in
East Lansing, Michigan's women's volleyball team came out with the best
showing in the history of the Maize and Blue spikers, finishing third.
Michigan's coach Sandy Vong was pleased with his team's showing.
"The third place team, with a little more breaks, could have ended up in the
finals," Vong stated.
The women spikers gained a second place showing in their bracket,
defeating Ferris State, Wayne State, and Northwestern, while losing only to
number one seeded Central Michigan.
Entering the final elimination round, Michigan defeated the third
ranked team from the other bracket, Eastern Michigan, thus eliminating
EMU from further play.
In their next matchup, the Wolverines met the number one team from
the other bracket, Michigan State. The Spartans defeated the Michigan
spikers in two extremely close games, 15-13 and 15-11. State's wil entilted it
a place in the first round playoff, where it was defeated by Central Michigan.
Michigan defeatled Western Michigan, 15-13, 13-15, 15-13, to finish third
in the tournament.
This was the last encounter of the season for the women spikers, since
only the first place team in the state advances into the regionals.
American Mark, gained a faceoff at the
left circle and slipped a wrist shot by
the befuddled Varvari.
But Murray Eaves came right back
on a power play to give Michigan a two
goal pad as he lugged the puck around
the Wisconsin net, and deposited it into
the upper corner when no Badger
defenseman covered him.
Wisconsin continued to dominate the
action, but Varvari withstood the
pressure. Finally, the Badgers'
persistance paid off with a goal that
breaks most team's backs. They scored
with 20 seconds remaining in the
stanza. Mark Johnson tipped in a pass
from Les Grauer for his seventh of the
WISCONSIN continued to pound
away at the impregnable Varvari. They
even had a five-minute power play but
could not organize much offense.
Just ten seconds after Badger
standout defenseman Theran Welsh
went off for tripping, Miller fed Eaves
in the slot. Eaves then returned a pass
to the darting Miller, who tapped it by
Baretta for a 4-2 Wolverine lead.
Less than three minutes later,with
Welsh off for tripping, Roger Bourne
SCORING: 1. MICH. - Hampson (Blum, Todd)
:24. 2. MICH. - Olver (Wheeler, Eaves) 4:56. 3.
Wise. - P. Johnson (Vincent) 11:59. 4. MIH. -
Eaves (Manning) 16:56. 5. Wisc. '- M. Johnson
(Grauer) 19:33. Penalties: Mich. - Olver (inter-
ference) 5:12. Wisc. - Suter (elbowing) 13:21. Wise.
SCORING: 6. MICH. - Miller (Eaves) 15:43. 7.
MICH. - Bourne (Miller, Manning) 18:37.
Penalties: Mich. - Blum (five-minute high-sticking)
2:57. Mich. - Coffman (roughing) 9:05. Wisc. -
Elcombe (roughing) 9:05. Wisc.-- Welch (tripping)
15:33. Mich. - May (tripping) 16:25. Wisc. - Welsh
(tripping and delay of game) 17:26.
SCORING: 8. WIsc-Grauer (M. Johnson, Welsh)
5:23. 9. WISC-Blaisdell (Romanchuk) 5:44. 1 .
MICHI-Mille (Manning) 14: 26. 11. WISC-Suter
(unassisted) 18.29. Penalties: Mich-Lundberg
(high-stick) 4:16. Mich-Richmond (high-stick)
9:14). Wisc-Romanchuk (high-stick) 9:10. Mich-
Lundberg (high-stick) 11:50. Wisc-Elcombe (high-
stick, elbowing and unsportsmanlike conduct)
14:00. Mich-Eaves (roughing) 14:00. Mich-
Wheeler (roughing) 14:00. Wisc-Vincent (rough-
collected a loose puck and slipped it by
Baretta for a surprising' three-goal
lead. Captain Miller executed the key
pass for Bourne.
THE BADGERS' cause was aided
immeasurably early in the final period
by two controversial calls, a high-
sticking penalty on Brian Lundberg and
a penalty shot that was whistled when
Tim Manning intentionally fell on the
puck in the crease. Wisconsin leading
scorer Johnson sailed the penalty shot
over the net.
Wisconsin, however, took full
advantage of Lundberg's penalty.
Grauer received a pass from Johnson
and deposited it behind the helpless
A mere 21 seconds later, Rod
Romanchuk made a nifty move around
a Michigan forward, shot the puck into
Lundberg, and then shot the rebound at
Varvari. He made the save, but
freshman Mike Blaisdell slipped the
puck into the net.
By GEOFF LARCOM
Special to The Daily
PONTIAC - The little guys.
They spelled the difference for the
Detroit Pistons last night, as superior
backcourt play propelled the Detroiters
to a 115-101 smoking of the slumping
The Pistons never trailed in the run-
and-gun affair as the Piston guard con-
tingent outscored their Bull counter-
"Kevin Porter did a super job
tonight. He's been fighting himself
because he came back to Detroit and
wanted to do such a super job," said
Piston coach Dick Vitale. "Tonight you
saw the type of exciting playmaking
guard that a hustling Kevin Porter can
Lacking the backcourt power to run
with the Pistons, the Bulls relied
mainly on the inside game of center Ar-
tis Gilmore, as the seven-footer from
Jacksonville pumped in a Bull high 30
"Our goal tonight was to keep the ball
away from Gilmore; he's unstoppable
inside," said Vitale. "So. we pressed.
We much rather would have a war in
the backcourt than battle Gilmore down
Bob Lanier paced the Pistons in ttie
scoring department with 27 poini4,
while frontcourt mate Terry Tyl&
kangarooed it for a game high nip
blocked shots and four slam dunks. '
"Tyler played his heart out tonight;;'
Vitale enthused. "He was aggressive,
whichwe badly needed the way (Mark)
Landsberger (23 rebounds, 20 points)
Tyler shrugged it off. "Some nights
your timing is there, and hey, mine was
there tonight." With that, the rookie
trailed off, thinking already of t
Pistons' next game with Dr. J and t
The Pistons jumped off to a comma'i-
ding 60-49 halftime lead on the strength
of Lanier's 17 points and their own fast
break, engineered by speedburners
Porter and Rickey Green.
Porter maintained the Pistons' run-
and-gun game throughout the third
quarter, picking up four assists while
pumping in four field goals.
"Our guys really gave it all tonight.
Everywhere we've gone this yeer;
everyone who has seen us play ha§
talked about how hard these kids play,"
said Vitale. "Anyone who hasn't se
them is missing something," said
satisfied (for now) Vitale.
SPAR TANS GO FOR GOPHERS
Purdue plans Ba
By DAVE JOHNSON
Purdue will be seeking their sixth straight victory today
when they invade Wisconsin as sole leaders in the Big Ten
Since upsetting Ohio State, 27-16, the Boilermakers have
beaten Illinois, Iowa, and Northwestern. Last week's 31-0
verdict over the Wildcats was their third shutout of the year.
This is the first Purdue team to accomplish this feat since
1966. . . the last and only Boiler squad to play in the Rose
"IT'S A CREDIT to our team to have accomplished these
things," said Purdue coach Jim Young. "We're feeling good
about our position right now, but it's the end of the season
that counts. We'd like to accomplish a few more things, too!"
The Badgers, under first-year head coach Dave McClain,
reeled off four straight wins before hitting choppy waters the
past month with one tie at Illinois and losses to Michigan,
Michigan State, and Ohio State.
But Young, who served as an assistant coach with
McClain at Miami (O.) from 1964-66 under Bo Schembechler,
voices nothing but respect for Wisconsin.
"WISCONSIN IS a good football team. They have skilled
athletes capable of the big play. Anytime you have the
quickness of an Ira Matthews (tailback) and a wide-receiver
like David Charles, you can score quickly. And most of their
defense that was so tough on us last year is back."
One wouldn't think Ohio State coach Woody Hayes would
have to worry about an Illinois team which has yet to win a
conference game this season. But he does.-
"Illinois has played good games against exceptional
teams," said Hayes. "They lost only 13-0 to Purdue and were
behind only 14-12 to Michigan State in the third quarter. They
can very definitely present us with some problems."
NONETHELESS, THE Buckeyes should have an easy.
time with the Illini. In their last three games they have
amassed 143 points and given up just 41. Illinois, on the other.
hand, has the least productive offense in the Big Ten anO
consequently have lost five straight.
After three weeks of playing Big Ten title contenders
Iowa takes on Indiana in hopes of breaking a seven-game
"Our biggest problem now is that we are pressing," says
Iowa coach Bob Commings. "I thought we had been getting
better offensively, but we took a step backwards against
Michigan. We hope to put some fire in our offense these last
INDIANA, LIKE the Hawkeyes, was hopeful of a first
division finish in the Big Ten; but those ambitions were dealt
a severe blow when the Hoosiers blew a 24-point lead at
Minnesota and lost 32-31 on a last second field-goal.
Finally, Minnesota travels to East Lansing to face the red-
hot Spartans. Both teams have hopes of winning seasons a1
high Big Ten finishes.
Offensive-minded Michigan State has scored 163 points in
its last three games. It has a good chance of a Big Ten co-
championship depending on the final three weeks. Minnesota
has only a remote title chance, but could move up from its
present fifth place slot to as high as second.
THE GOPHERS have Spartan coach Darryl Roge
"We're just flat out scared of Minnesota, They have the
ability to get big wins-they've beaten Michigar,.
Washington, and UCLA over the past couple of years. It's they
largest and most physical team we've played since Southern
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Warhurst wary of
Wisconsin in CC run
By DIANE SILVER
When Michigan's cross country team
takes off in the seventh annual NCAA
District IV championships in Min-
neapolis today, it could very well be an
instant replay of last week's Big Ten
meet. Michigan placed second to
Wisconsin by 46 points in that meet,
where the top five teams and top five
individuals qualified to go on to the
Lastweek, Wolverine Coach Ron
Warhurst had a spark of hope that his
team might defeat Wisconsin. This
week, Warhurst's goal is to close the
gap to 30 points in the 10,000 meter race.
"Anyone who thinks they can beat
Wisconsin is only dreaming," said
Warhurst. "I was dreaming a little bit
last week, but I sure woke up on Satur-
Wisconsin will be in contention for the
top three spaces in the NCAA cham-
pionships next week in Madison, while
Michigan has a chance for the top ten,
according to Warhurst. "I think this
year we could finish as high as we've
ever finished before," said Warhurst.
Minnesota, Indiana, and Illinois
round out the top five teams represen-
ting the Big Ten. There will be about 20
teams in all in the District IV cham-
pionships which covers Ohio, Illinois,
Indiana,.Minnesota, Michigan and
The top four teams and top four in-
dividuals from the districts go on to the
NCAAs. "I feel all the representatives
will be from the Big Ten," said
Warhurst. "Notre Dame is the only
school with a chance to get in the top
Michigan's lineup will be identical to
last week's with one exception. Bruce
McFee will run in place of Bill Weiden-
bach. The swift six remaining the same
are Steve Elliott, Dan Heikkinen, Dave
Lewis, Gary Parenteau, Doug Sweazy
and Gerry Donakowski.
Heikkinen and Elliott have a chance
to be named All-American in this meet,
Warhurst indicated, by placing among
the top 25 finishers.
Although the Wolverines can't seem
to break away from placing second this
year, (besides the Big Ten's, they
placed second in the Central Collegiate
Championships also) it's not always
such a bad place to be. "It's the most
relaxing season I've had in four years,"
NEW GAMES WORKSHOP
scheduled for Nov. 10, 11, and 12,
has been cancelled.
It has been rescheduled
forFeb. 9, 10, and 11, 1979
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CONCERNING HEATHENISH RAGING AGAINST
MORALITY AND GOD'S SEVENTH COMMANDMENT:
"THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY:" In the first few
verses of the eighth chapter of The Gospel of John we are
told that Jesus early in the morning came Into The Temple,
sat down, began teaching the people when the scribes and
Pharisees brought before Him a woman taken In the act of
adultery, saying that Moses In The Law said such should be
stoned, what did He say? Jesus did not answer them but
stooped down and began writing on the ground, but when
they continued asking He stood up and answered them and
then stooped down again to write while the scribes and
Pharisees left for a "cooler climate," their own consciences
having made "that spot too hots".
Is because of Ignorance, blindness, and unbelief of the
eternal judgement and justice of The Almighty?
Of course, Jesus, being God as well as man, knew where
and who the man was: "Thou God, seest mel ... The eyes of
God are in every place, beholding the evil, and the good." So,
Mr. Adulterer, Mrs. and Miss Adulteress, God knows who
you are and where you are whether the scribes and pharisees
find you, or not every one of us must give account of
ourselveis unto God Beware, lest you "wrest" this Scripture
passage and think Jesus Indifferent to immorality and
adulteryl He did not abrogate God's Law of severity by say-
ing to the woman "Neither do I condemn thee, go, and sin no
more," but on the contrary He"magnifiedTheLaw and made
it honorable" by taking upon Himself the woman's death
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