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QUICKER, STRONGER, AND HEALTHIER

'Cats improve, but not contenders
Chieac 's finest nlavers - quick guard

I

By STAN BRADBURY
By any standard, Northwestern's 6-21
record last season was bad. But to
really understand the Big Ten door-
mats year last winter you have to look
at how they lost those 21 games and who
they beat in those six.
Then you can understand why op-
timism prevails in little Evanston,
located on Lake Michigan just north of
Chicago.
NORTHWESTERN'S season last
year could be defined as 'almost.' In
eight different Big Ten contests the
Wildcats were either tied, one point
ahead or one point behind with less than
a minute to go. In all eight games Nor-

thwestern found a way to lose.
Four games came down to an op-
ponents final shot with no time
remaining. Northwestern was certainly
not the most talented team in the con-
ference but then again, they were least
graced by.lady luck.
As for who the Wildcats beat, they
dealf none other than the Michigan
State Spartans, the NCAA champs, an
83-65 loss. It was the worst defeat the
champs from East Lansing suffered all
year.
AS FOR THIS season, the Wildcats
have a strong, quick, and healthy team
back, and second year head coach Rich
Falk said you won't have Northwestern
to kick around anymore.

The Big Ten:
Basketball
Battleground
"If we can get out of the shoot, play
well early, and win, I don't see that
there's any reason why we can't have a
winning program," Falk said. "But we
need the wins early on. We have to let
the players develop confidence in
themselves and the team that we can
have a winning program."
After years of trying to build a win-
ning program by playing one of the
roughest schedules in the country,
usually on the road, Falk has changed
the whole scheme of things. Now, Nor-
thwestern plays one of the easiest pre-
conference schedules, playing the first
seven of nine games at home against
such powers as Illinois Wesleyan, Nor-
thern Illinois, Valparaiso and Southern
Illinois at Edwardsville.
"EVERY WINNING basketball
program does that (schedule a lot of
easy home games) to get on the right
track and to maintain it," Falk said.
"Thehome flavor is needed because I
think it's very important for our
basketball team. We do hope to get off
winning and get a little bit better con-
trol of our destiny, and get ourselves in
the frame of mind of winning."
Falk continued, "We expect to be one
of the surprise teams in the league. And
we expect to have a chance to move up
into the first division of the conference.
I think we'll have a winning season. I
thought we should have had one last
year."
But something funny happened on the
way to a winning season last year - in-
juries. The Wildcats lost their top
freshman and leading scorer early in
the season, Jim Stack, with a knee in-
jury after two games. Senior leader and
top assist man Jerry Marifke also had
injuries problems in addition 7-2 center
Brian Jung (who played injured) and
Larry Lumpkins, 6-7 forward.
MIKE GRADY, a 6-9 forward, who
was leading the team in rebounds,
missed the entire Big Ten season
because of academic difficulties.
This year Grady, Jung, Stack, and
Lumpkins are back and ready to play
along with last year's leading scorer
Rod Roberson, a 6-3 guard, and seniors
Brian Gibson (6-4) and Mike Campbell
(6-10).
Northwestern also had a fine
recruiting year, landing two of

Mike Jenkins and forward Gaddis
Rathel.
TWO OF THE players, Campbell and
Gibson, went along with Falk to the Big
Ten Basketball media luncheon at
Chicago after Thanksgiving and were
equally optimistic about the upcoming
year.
"There's nobody pessimistic on our
team," said Campbell. "We look at this
season as a chance to get a great start,
beat some great people and make a
name for ourselves. Especially when
people are justifiably skeptical we can
move up at all.

The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, December 5, 1979-Page 7
HEW supports
women athletes
touched off a storm of controversy, par-
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Depar- ticularly from colleges with major
tment of Health, Education and football programs. HEW's new
Welfare said yesterday it will require guidelines will take effect as soon as
the nation's colleges to either give they are published in the Federal
women athletes their proportional Register. No time was set aside for
share of scholarships or face federal public comment.
action for violating a law against sex Harris called the new policy inter-
discrimination. pretation "a sensible, flexible policy
But HEW Secretary Patricia Roberts that dlearly provides colleges and
Harris, in a major revision to the universities with the guidance they
guidelines previously proposed for a requested on how to comply with the
section of law called Title IX, said athletic provisions of Title IX." --
colleges will not be required to equalize It covers high school sports as well as
per capita spending on male and female college intramural, club and inter-
athletic teams, collegiate athletics. Most of the uproar
If 70 per cent of a college's athletes over Title IX has been at the college
are male, they are entitled to 70 per level.
cent of the scholarship aid, but women Title IX is part of a 1972 law that bans
must get 30 per cent, she said in sex discrimination in all federally sup-
remarks prepared for a news conferen- ported education programs, not just
ce. athletics.
Under the guidelines proposed a year
ago by Harris' predecessor, Joseph A.

Rich Falk
"Here we have a chance to change
some people's minds. We think we've
got a team that can compete and it's up
to us to win games and change people's
attitudes toward us," Campbell said.
NORTHWESTERN no longer wants
to be the joke of the conference. None of
the players feel they are inferior to the
rest of the Big Ten.
Gibson said, "I don't think there's a
single guy on our team that will say that
he didn't come to the Big Ten because
that's where the competition is and
that's where he wants to be - playing
against the best in the country."
So if Northwestern can improve their
record and win a dozen games or so this
year that means better recruiting,
which means a better season next year,
which means better recruiting, which
means. .
... they might just catch up to the
rest of the league sometime down the
road.
This is the sixth in a series of profiles of'
Michigan's nine Big Ten opponents, which
have been written by staff reporters Stan
Bradbury, Alan Fanger, and Mark
MihaniMOc.
TOMIORROW: Ohio State .

See more sports, page 8
Califano Jr., colleges would have been
forced to provide a proportionateshare
of their total athletic spending for
women athletes.
Harris said that under her new
guidelines, colleges still must "make
athletic benefits available in an
equitable way" to women, but they
need not be identical to the support
given men's teams.
She said that in weighing whether a
college's athletic program violated
Title IX, HEW civil rights investigators
will consider such factors as equip-
ment, scheduling of games and prac-
tices, travel and per diem expenses,
coaching and even the publicity given
male and female teams.
Harris said the benefits need not be
identical for men's and women's teams.
But she said: "Colleges that provide
new equipment each year for all their
male teams and used equipment only
for their female teams, for example,
violate this standard."
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STAR

BAR

NORTHWESTERN GUARD Rod Roberson eyes the hoop for two more poin-
ts. The 6-3 junior, an important man in the Wildcat backcourt, is just part of
a team which head coach Rich Falk said 'won't be kicked around anymore.'
With better strength and speed, the Wildcats hope to escape the Big Ten
cellar.
A Y
omen reeze
:.: by lowly Adran
By MARTHA CRALL
The experience accumulated by the young women's basketball team is
r> becoming evident with every game now. Meanwhile, the inexperience of the
Adrian Bulldogs was painfully evident to the Wolverines. The result: a 70-52
Blue win last night at Crisler Arena.
"We simply haven't jelled yet," explained Adrian coach Nancy Walsh. A
staggering total of 44 Bulldog turnovers served as an excellent example to
prove her point. Adrian was playing its season opener.
Wolverine coach Gloria Soluk pointed out that Michigan, now 1-1, starts
a first-year player, three sophomores, and one junior, a young team indeed.
T She added, "We're not pleased with tonight's game. We should have donef
better against a team like Adrian."
Soluk admitted, though, that her team was not really fired up for Adrian,
and she would like to see her unit be more consistent soit can play up to itsf
potential.
After Adrian took a very early 2-0 lead, the Wolverines quickly tied thef
score and moments later co-captain Diane Dietz sunk the go-ahead basket to
, put Michigan in the lead for good. The Bulldogs shot an incredible 78.6 per
cent from the floor in the first stanza, but tacked on an equally incredible 25.
turnovers to find themselves down 34-26 at the half.-r
The Wolverines had several opportunities to pull away from Adrian inr
the second half, but could move no further away than 10 points. That is, not
until Diane Dietz got hot with about ten minutes remaining and scored six
straight baskets before fouling out with 4:16 remaining in the contest, .
leaving with the score at 62-49.
Soluk had much praise for Dietz, who turned in a below-average perfor-
mance in Michigan's season opener last Saturday. She led the team in
scoring with 20 points. Penny Neer chipped in with 10 points and led the Bluef
rebounders with 11, while blocking five Bulldog shots. Also with 10 points '
were first-year guard Diane Hatch and sophomore Katie McNamara. Soluk
also praised the defense and offensive board work of sophomore forward
Jeanne White.
In the losing cause, Adrian's senior forward Jamie VanArsdalen{
sparkled with 16 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead the r
Bulldogs in all three categories.*
Soluk, in only her second campaign as the Michigan coach, admits it:
takes time to build a strong team through recruiting. However, she strongly
believes that 1979 Wolverines can win. All they need is consistent andr
stronger defense and consistency on offense at the same time.s
"We must play the same game against every team we meet. Games liker
tonight's, though, are confidence builders and a building block to what ourr
team can be," analyzed Soluk.
Walsh, Adrian's coach, summed it up this way. "They're a nice youngf
team. They're a year away."f
The women cagers will carry the win to Notre Dame for their next test
this Saturday.
Rocky road for Adrian
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BLUE RETURNS FROM PA. TRIP
Grapplers fare well

The Michigan wrestling team grap-
pled its way to a second place finish last
weekend in the Penn State Invitational
which took place in State College, Pa.
First place in the tourney went to
Clarion State, with Hofstra coming in
third. Michigan received 50 points to
Clarion's 53 .
Following the Penn State In-
vitational, the team traveled to
Bethlehem, Pa., where it took on
Lehigh, 28-15, with the lower weight
classes being dominated by the home
squad.
Michigan's Tom Davids had his work
cut out for him and was pinned by two-
time high school All-American Mike
Sontoro in the third period.
AT 126, Larry Haugh lost 9-2 and Bob
Siar was defeated soundly by Lehigh's
Darrel Burley by a count of 25-7. In the
142 weight class, Mark Pearson lost by
decision to Lehigh's Tom Bold, 11-5. At
150 Lou Joseph lost to Dennis Reed, 5-3.
Michigan's John Beljan and Nadhir
Nemir, at 158 and 167 respectively both
won by decision, 7-6 and 11-5.
Wolverine Bill Petoskey lost by,
decision in the 177 weight class, but
Steve Fraser at 190 pulled an upset by
pinning National runner-up Mike

Brown. Finally, heavyweight Steve
Bennet won when Lehigh's Drew
Kaiser was disqualified for stalling.
Coach Dale Bahr, who was expecting
a tough meet, said, "The Lou Joseph
match was decisive. We needed to win
that one. But all the guys were pretty
tired having just wrestled at the In-
vitational (Penn State) and doing a lot
of road traveling."
This weekend the Michigan matmen
will be traveling to Mt. Pleasant to
compete in the Michigan Open.
Marshall quits Vikes
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.-Legendary
Jim Marshall, the Minnesota Vikings'
seemingly inexhaustible defensive end,
announced his retirement from
professional football yesterday.
"TODAY MARKS a new milestone in
the career of Jim Marshall," said the
41-year-old, 20-year veteran of the
National Football League at a press
conference.-
In his 19 seasons in Minnesota, Mar-
shall started every game for the
Vikings-regular-season or post-
season-and he holds the NFL record
for consecutive regular-season games
started at 280. -AP

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TORONTO (AP)-"What I'd like to
see in baseball," mused Detroit Tiger
manager Sparky Anderson, planting
tongue in cheek and letting his
imagination take off full rein, "is a man
wh6 has all the money in the world.
"Let's say he sets up a row of 25
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OUR MR. MONEYBAGS takes $10
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