The Michigan Daily-Sunday, September 9, 1979-Page 1
EX-PLA YERS RECALL PAST
Superfans salute grid centennial
By ALAN FANGER
There is one event in Ann Arbor that is awaited with more anticipation,
than the start of the Michigan football season: Michigan Daily Gridde Picks.
Each week the sports staff compiles a list of 20 games in the upcoming
weekend, including Michigan and all the other Big Ten games, and, of cour-
se, Daily Libels games.
YOUR TASK is simple: choose the winner of each contest, and give the
score of the Michigan game. Naturally, it's impossible to predict exactly
what the outcome of every game will be, but we can tell you this: the Libels
As in any competition, there is a reward for correctly predicting Griddes
games. And in this case it's something to sniff at: a small, one-item pizza
from Pizza Bob's is the delectable trophy.
To try your luck with the Griddes, just drop your predictions off at the
Daily anytime before Friday at midnight. And watch this space.
Kieds dominate US
The husky, slightly gray-haired
woman forced an eerie gaze upon the
three State Security guards who were
skipping down the Crisler Arena steps.
"I wonder if they're going to arrest
me for not wearing maize and blue,"
she facetiously muttered.
"It's almost a crime on a night like
this," replied the younger woman sit-
ting next to her at the table.
-In reality, the woman's "unpatriotic"
attire probably received little or no at-
tention from the several hundred
people who attended last night's
Michigan football centennial "kickoff"
dinner. These "superfans", as one ob-
server described them, were too busy
reliving the glorious gridiron past.
The banquet, which is the first in a
series of major events saluting the
100th year of Michigan football,
featured the opening of a Memorabilia
Exhibit in the Crisler concourse. The
exhibit uses pictures, uniforms,
trophies, newspaper clippings, and
other mementos to highlight the first
century of Wolverine football. It will be
open to the public before and after
every home game this fall.
But the bulk of the evening was filled
with speakers, one representing each,
decade since the 1920's, who tried to
capture both the gridiron highs and
lows of their own certain ten-year
Willis Ward, who played for Coach
Harry Kipke during the early 1930's,
called that decade a period of "charac-
ter building". After losing just four
games between 1930 and 1934, the
Wolverines slipped to 1-7 in 1935, then
won only nine of 24 games the next
In describing the 1940's, agile,
linebacker Wally Teninga cited the 14
All-Americans produced by Michigan
in those ten years. Teninga called the
1947 team "one of the greatest college
football teams - one which built both
athletic and cademic character." The
team, which was Coach Fritz Crisler's
last, chalked up an undefeated season,
a Rose Bowl victory, and the nationa
Roger Zatkoff, Bob Timerblake, an
Dennis Franklin each extolled th
praises of Wolverine teams whic
played in the last three decades
Franklin, speaking of the 1970's, drew
hearty round of applause when h
called four-year quarterback Ric
Leach "the most prolific player Mich
gan has ever had."
As a tribute to. the millions
Michigan fans who have passi
through the stadium gates to watch tlo
Wolverines, several longtime suppci
ters were presented with "Great Farb
distinctions. Hazel "Doc" Losh,
astronomy professor who follow
*Michigan sports religiously from 1 "
until her death last October, was nam
"Michigan's Greatest Fan."
Yanks squeeze past
fading Tigers, 5=41.
NEW YORK (AP) - John McEnroe
pounded defending champion Jimmy
Connors 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 yesterday to gain
the final of the U.S. Open Tennis Cham-
He will meet Vitas Gerulaitis in
today's all-New Yorker final.
Earlier, 16-year-old Tracy Austin
defeated second-seeded Martina
Navratilova 7-5, 7-5 to gain the final
against four-time defending champion
Chris Evert Lloyd.
GERULAITIS struggled 'by Roscoe
Tanner 3-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Connors will be absent from the final
for the first time in six years. He won
the title in 1974, '76 and '78, and was a
finalist in '75 and '77.
It is the first U.S. Open final for both
THE NAVRATILOVA-Austin match
was a study in contrasts between the
serve-and-volley style of the powerful
No. 2 seed and the patient, baseline
game of the sprightly Austin. It was
also a contrast in temperaments -
Navratilova repeatedly complained
about linesmen's calls and showed
disgust at her own mistakes, while
Austin remained implacable.
And, before a capacity crowd of about
18,000 at the National Tennis Center, it
was the third-seeded schoolgirl from
Rolling Hills, Calif., who emerged on
top, her precise groundstrokes
nullifying Navratilova's attacking ef-
Austin won the toss and elected to
serve first, but opened with a
doublefault and then committed
another doublefault as Navratilova
scored a break in the first game. But
she broke right back in the next game
with a fine passing shot after one deuce,
then held serve easily for a 2-1 lead.
AUSTIN SCORED a break in the
fourth game as Navratilova was unable
to attack effectively because of errant
approach shots. But Navratilova broke
back in the ninth game when Austin hit
a crosscourt forehand wide, then held to
even the set at 5-5.
The next game may have been the
turning point. Navratilova had three
break points at 0-40 but couldn't cash in
as Austin recovered to win five straight
points. Then, after failing on her initial
set point, Austin closed out the first set
with a blistering backhand return of
service down the line past the startled
After an exchange of breaks early in
the second set, both players settled
down and held service until the 12th
game, when Austin broke through at
love to win the match.
Four times Navratilova served and
tried to come to the net, but each time
Austin's returns bounced at her feet
and handcuffed her. Not once could she
Navratilova played three doubles
matches on.Friday while Austin, who
isn't competing here in doubles, en-
joyed a day of rest that undoubtedly
helped in yesterday's tough battle.
Lloyd advanced to the final Friday
with stunning ease, whipping Billie
Jean King 6=1, 6-0 in a 50-minute
DETROIT (AP)-Reggie Jackson
and Bobby Murcer each rapped run-
scoring doubles last night to help Ron
Guidry post his 10th straight victory as
the New York Yankees shaded the
Detroit Tigers 5-4.
Guidry, 16-7, didn't allow a hit until
Ron LeFlore led off the fourth inning
with a double. Guidry gave up five hits,
struck out 10 and walked two before
giving way to Rich Gossage with on
out in the eiglth. Gossage chalked u
his 14th save.
Jackson doubled home the Yankees
first run in the opening inning off Tiger
starter Jack Morris, 13-7.
New York added two runs in thj
second on Murcer's double and an R
single by Chris Chambliss.
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Wolverines topple Wildcats Daily Photos
NO MATTER if it was the offense or the defense Michigan was always the
team on top. Here a U-M running back (top) barrels through a Northwestern
opponent. And the Wolverine defenders seal off a Wildcat runner from any
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - E. J. Junior's 59-yard
touchdown run with an intercepted pass
late in the first period brought Alabama
to life, and college football's defending
national champions wore down Georgia
Tech with a methodical ball-control at-
tack en route to a 30-6 victory yesterday
in the opening game for both teams.
Second-ranked Alabama's Wishbone
offense finally scored when Major
Ogilvie circled left end from a yard out
with 11 seconds left in the first half,
capping a 66-yard drive directed by
MICHIGAN 49, Northwestern 7
Michigan State 33, Illinois 6
Ohio State 31. Syracuse 8
Purdue 41, Wisconsin 20
Indiana 30, Iowa 26,
Minnesota 24, Ohio University 10
Alabama io, Georgia Tech 6
Missouri 45, San Diego St. 15
N. Carolina 28,S. Carolina 0
Oklahoma St. 25, North Texas St. 7
Maryland 24, villanova 20
Drake 14, New Mexico St. 13
Major League Baseball
f American League
Oakland 2, Chicago I
Baltimore 3, Boston 2
Cleveland 5, Toronto 4
New York 3, Pittsburgh 2 (15 innings)
Philadelphia 9, Chicago 8
Cincinnati 4, Los Angeles 1
vancouver 2, Tampa Bay 1
(Vancouver wins Soccer Bowl Championship),
second-string quarterback Don Jacobs.
The Crimson Tide wrapped it up on
their first possession of the second half
when Steadman Shealy - the No. 1
quarterback - took them on a 54-yard
march with Steve Whitman smashing
across from the 13 for a 19-0 lead.
Meanwhile, Alabama's defense -
which had been something of a
preseason question mark - let Georgia
Tech have the ball for only seven
minutes, 20 seconds of the first half and
limited the Yellow Jackets to one first
down and 41 total yards in that stretch.
Outside of a few - drive-stalling
penalties in the early going and a
couple of botched conversion attempts,
the Crimson Tide did little wrong in
providing Coach Bear Bryant with his
285th career triumph - 29 short of
Amos Alonzo Stagg's all-time college
San Diego State 15
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Gerry Ellis
scored two touchdowns, Phil Bradley
ran 63 yards for another and Eric
Wright rambled 72 yards with an inter-
ception as No.- 12 Missouri, inept
throughout the first half, erupted for 45
ow Jackets, 30-6
points after the intermission and
crushed San Diego State Saturday, 45-
The Tigers' vaunted offense managed
only one first down - and that by a
penalty - in the first half as the under-
dog Aztecs took a 13-0 lead on a 63-yard
Mark Halda touchdown pass play and
two Ed Corral field goals.
In the third quarter, Bradley
engineered a 13-play, 81-yard scoring
For the Michigan football coverage
see page 12.
drive capped by Ellis' one-yard run.
Wright's second interception of the
day moments later gave the Tigers the
ball on their own 48 and one play later
Ellis took a swing pass from Bradley
and raced 48 yards down the sideline.
Jeff Brockhaus' extra point gave
Missouri a 14-13 lead with 2:39 left in the
Bill Whitaker, who along with Wright
tied a Missouri record with three inter-
ceptions, picked off a Halda pass early
in the fourth period which Brockhaus
converted into a 47-yard field goal with
In the final seven minutes, the game
collapsed for the Aztecs as the Tigers
scored four more touchdowns.
Maryland 24, Villanova 20
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sophomore
Charlie Wysocki scored his third touch-
down of the game with 54 seconds
remaining to give Maryland a hard-
earned 24-20 victory over opportunistic
Villanova in a college football opener
The underdog Wildcats, who conver-
ted three second-quarter Maryland
mistakes to score 17 points, took a 20-10
lead on Chuck Bushbeck's second field
goal of the game, a 34-yarder, with 6:39
left to play.
A 28-yard punt return by Sam John-
son, whose 34-yarder set up Maryland's
first TD, put the Terps in position for
their winning drive which started on the
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