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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 18, 1979-Paget


Vitale enthusiastic about camp

"Give Lanier a half-court head start and you'll still beat
him!" joked Detroit Piston head coach Dick Vitale in the
direction of former Michigan State star Gregory Kelser
during full court sprints at the end of yesterday's practice.
Vitale bubbled with enthusiasm at the termination of the
Crisler Arena session, and for good reason. A casual glance
at the players shooting free-throws and you would think that
the College All-Stars were working out at Crisler, not the
1979-80 Detroit Pistons.
At the far basket, ex-UCLA guard Roy Hamilton and
former Ivy-Leaguer Tony Price rebounded for two Michigan
favorites, Phil Hubbard and Alan Hardy. To their right,
Gregory Kelser and UNLV standout Earl Evans worked with
the pride of the University of Detroit, Terry Tyler and John
Long, both second year veterans.
The setting could be tne college All-Stars, but as a pair of
Bobs strut onto the floor, you immediately sense the aura
surrounding these two NBA superstars. This, indeed, is the
The two Bobs, McAdoo, recently acquired from Boston,
and Lanier, longtine "tower of power" for Detroit, must fill
the crucial role of stabilizers in the Pistons' extensive youth

Dick Vitale explains, "Everybody is optimistic in
training camp, but I'd rather be realistic. We will have the
youngest team in the NBA, so we will be tested early. We
have the distinct possibility of being the first NBA team in
over two decades to field five rookies and two second year
The rookies which Vitale referred to will play a major
role in the success of the 1970-80 Piston organization. Guards
Hamilton, Price, Terry Diuerod (Detroit), Stan Joplin
(Toledo), Val Bracey (C. Michigan), and Evans battle to
secure a spot on the Piston roster.
Forwards include Kelser, Hubbard and Hardy, who will
attempt to push veterans Terry Tyler and oft-injured John
Referring to last season, Vitale's first as mentor of the
Pistons, the coach strove to achieve an honest effort out of his
players. "Last year, the loss of Bob Lanier for forty games
due to knee surgery and the loss of John Shumate for the en-
tire year really hurt. We received an honest effort, but lacked
the talent.

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"This year, though, we'll have an effort with the talent.
We have a blend of superstars and youth, something we
didn't have last year."
Some of the "talent" for the Pistons is not new to the
NBA. Detroit, through the free agent draft, acquired the seei
vices of guard James McElroy, a move which excites Vitale."
"I'm in awe of McElroy at this point. I really feel that he can
become a real star in this league." " '
In addition to McElroy, Long will solidify the guard° '
position and veterans Shumate, Leon Douglas, and all-rookie'
first-teamer Tyler give the Pistons bulk on the front line to-
aid Lanier muscle for rebounds underneath. To compliment
the "big boys", Vitale can now turn to a quicker front-lime,,.
consisting of McAdoo, Kelser and Hubbard.
Concerning the progress of Hubbard, Vitale states, "I am ;
very impressed thus far. We hope that Phil can return to the
form of his sophomore year. Physically, the doctors say he is
O.K. But, the best thing for Phil is the opportunity to work
and improve with one of the best forwards in the game-Bob
McAdoo. $
Presently, Vitale hopes that his philosophy of hard work
plus the talent of the 1979 draft will reap rewards for
frustrated Piston fans. Just as- Vitale shouted to rookie Earl
Evans, "You're gonna be my magic man, right Earl", Piston
fans may shout to Vitale, "Work some magic, man."
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Women runners secure

Michigan's women's cross country
team placed second in a field of four
last Saturday in this their first season of
competition at Mt. Pleasant.
Central Michigan finished first ahead
of the Wolverines with Eastern
Michigan and Spring Arbor third and
fourth respectively. ,
Michigan's Melanie Weaver was first
to finish the 5,000-meter course in a
record 17:43. Other Wolverine scorers
included freshman Suzanne Frederick,
7th, sophomore Dawn Woodruff, 8th
freshman Annette Penilo, 14th, and

sophomore Lynn Fudala, 15th.
Quite satisfied with his team's second'
place finish, Coach Kenneth "Red"
Simmons remarked, "We're a young
team in our first year of competition, so
we'll get better. We're fortunate to have
Melanie on our side, because she's one
of the best middle distance runners in
the Midwest."
Sailing club fourth
While most Michigan students wat-
ched the Notre Dame football team in
Ann Arbor this past weekend,

Michigan's Intercollegiate Sailing
Team traveled to the Notre Dame Fall
Intersectional, finishing fourth in the
first regatta of their season. Being an
intersectional event, 16 schools were
represented, including most of the Big
10, the Naval Academy, Utah, and a
number of schools from Ohio.
On Saturday, the first day of com-
petition, the Michigan team got off to a
slow start, but proceeded to dominate
Sunday's racing. Brendan Dobroth,
sailing in the 'A' division for Michigan,
received a third place final standing,
and team captain John Dohan, sailing
with Meg Morrison, rocketed to a third
place overall in the 'B' division. In-
cidentally, Dohan and Dobroth in-
dividually were the top skippers from
the Big 10 teams involved.
C ombining the results of both the 'A'
and 'B' divisions, Navy won the regatta
with a total of 136 points (low total
wins), followed by Notre Dame (147

pts.), and Miami of Ohio (153 pts.).
Michigan was edged out of third place
standing by one point and finished four-
th with 154 points to lead all of the Big 10
schools that were represented.
Michigan State finished fifth with 172
Next week the Michigan sailing team
will send one squad to the east coast to
race in the prestigious Nevin's Cup
hosted by King's Point Merchant
Marine Academy, while another
Michigan squad will defend in the mid-
west at Western Michigan.
Polo signups
Anyone interested in joining
Michigan's Water Polo Club should con-
tact J. C. Tremblay at 662-2834 or Irwin
Faternick at 663-0368 as soon as
Representative emphasis that no real
polo experience is necessary, just the
ability to swim.
Michigan's opponents this fall include
Ohio State, Indiana, Kentucky, Bowling
Green, Cleveland State, University of
Toronto, University of Windsor,
Hamilton and Michigan State.
Practices are at the Old IM pool
Monday and Wednesdays from 8-10
p.m. and Saturdays between 12-2 p.m.

Mr. Roger's Neighborhood:
"It's a beautiful day in the neigh-
borhood, such a beautiful day in the
neighborhood ...
Well, kids, today is Tuesday and I
think everyone will enjoy today's
program. We're going to talk about
making football predictions and then at
the end, we're going to play a little
game called 'Gridde Picks,' Can you
say that? Sure, sure you can.
Making football predictions is very
easy, even you little boys and girls can
do it. Sure, sure you can. All you have to
do is look at any football game and just
pick who you think will win. Now, that's
not so hard, is it?
It certainly wasn't very hard for Kent
Walley of 214 West Quad. He won the lit-
tle Gridde Picks game last week when
he answered 15 of 20 games correctly.
Now, we can play the 'Griddes game.
All we have to do is predict the outcome
of the following 20 games plus the score
of the Michigan game (used to decide
tle winner in case of a tie) and turn in
oir guesses by midnight Friday night
at the Michigan Daily offices located at
420 Maynard. And as a bonus for win-
.Hey, Michigan women! How would
you like to join the Michigan wrestling
team? No, you don't have to wrestle,
bt4 you can still become involved.
'Meet the Michigan Pinettes, a group
of young ladies working for the better-
ment of Michigan wrestling. To be
eligible for one of these prestigious
positions, you need only be a coed at
Michigan, and possess a genuine in-
terest in wrestling. You must be willing
to work a few hours a week for the im-
provement of Michigan wrestling, and
represent the wrestling team at all
home meets and team functions.
Imagine the jealosy of all the.other
coeds when they hear that you were
chosen as a Michigan Pinette. How do
you get the chance 0 become a Pinet-
te? Eight women (that means you,
girls) will be chosen for the Pinettes by
an interview process. Please bring a
picture of yourself to the interview, and
ybu might want to jot down your
wrestling background.
If you are interested, contact Dale
Bahr at 663-2411 in the morning for an
interview or more information about
the Pinettes.

ning, Kent, like the winner every week,
will win a small one-item pizza from
Pizza Bob's.
Now it's off to the Magic Kingdom.
1. Kansas at MICHIGAN (pick score)
2. Miami at Michigan St.
3. Notre Dame at Purdue
4. Washington St'. at Ohio St.
5. Minnesota at Southern Cal
6. UCLA at Wisconsin
7. Nebraska at Iowa
8. Kentucky at Indiana
9. Illinois at Air Force
10. Syracuse atNorthwestern
11. San Jose St. at California"
12. Texas A&M at Penn St.
13. Brown at Yale
14. East Carolina at Wake Forest
15. Texas Tech at Arizona
16. Oklahoma St. at Arkansas
17. Missouri at Mississippi
18. Shippensburg at Kutztown St.
19. Slippery Rock at Central Conn.
20. Hurricane Frederick at Daily Libels

Baltimore 2, Detroit 1
Toronto 4-3, Boston 4-5
Cleveland 5, New York I
Pittsburgh 2, Montrea11,,
Houston at San Diego (night)
Ai*anta at Los Angeier (night)
Cincinnati at San Francisco (night)
Philadelphia at St. Louis (night)
Milwaukee at Seattle (night)
Texas at Oakland (night)
California at Kansas City (night)
Minnesota at Chicago (night)
New York at Cleveland, 2nd game, (night)

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