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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, April 10, 1978-Page 9

MICHIGAN COACHES WOO KELLOGG:
Cage talent race reaches climax

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By GEOFF LARCOM
For the Michigan basketball team this spring, no
news is not necessarily good news, not where
recruiting is concerned.
Johnny Orr and Assistant Bill Frieder, after spen-
ding last weekend in Ohio playing the recruiting
game to the hilt, still have no idea whether any of the
prospects they've been pursuing intend to sign with
the Wolverines.
TOMORROW IS the first day players are allowed to
sign letters of intent, and with the status of top recruit
Clark Kellogg still up in the air, the situation is get-
ting somewhat tense for the two coaches.
"We still don't know, he hasn't made a decision
yet," said Frieder shortly after his return. "He'll talk
it over with his parents today (Tuesday) and decide
-Wednesday or soon after."
And when the 6-8 hardcourt superstar decides, it
will mark the end of one of the most intense
recruiting battles in Cleveland history. Coaches and
their recruiters have been in attendance at all of
Cleveland St. Joseph's games, to see if what has been
said of Kellogg in the press and on T.V. was really
true.
KELLOGG HAS weathered the recruiting storm,
finally narrowing his choice down to Michigan and
Ohio State.
"It's now 50-50," Kellogg was quoted as saying in

the Cleveland Plain Dealer last week. "Once I've
made my decision, I'll channel all my efforts toward
that school."
"The tough job-and it will be pretty tough-will be
telling somebody no."
Yet what's tough for the 6-8, 220-pound, player-of-
the-year should be doubly painful for the school that
fails to land him.
W-4 now 50-50. Once I're made my
decision, I'll channel all my elForts
toward that school.'
-High School Phenom
Clark Kellogg
Billed early in his career as ahplayer capable of
turning around any program he joins, Kellogg
remained spectacular in his senior year, capping it
off with a 50-plus point, 24-rebound performance in
the state class AAA final against Columbus East.
During the year, Kellogg visited Kentucky, Notre
Dame and Ohio State in addition to Michigan, while
deciding not to visit the West Coast. Kellogg says
Ohio State and Michigan were among the first schools
to contact him.

ALONG WITH KELLOGG, three other Michigan
prospects have completed their visits to campuses
and should be committing themselves in the near
future.
Leo Brown, the Associated Press Class A player of
the year in Ohio, and Joe James, selected as this
year's Ohio AA player of the year by AP, are both
strongly considering Michigan. James is looking at
OSU, Duke and Marquette as well as the Wolverines,
while Brown has visited Wisconsin, Ohio State, Notre
Dame and Michigan State.
Ike Person, a 6-7 forward from Berrington, Illinois,
has also completed his visits, while 6-5 forward Ber-
nard Randolph from Chicago Westinghouse High
School has one visit to go and should "decide anytime
now," according to Frieder.
THOSE WHO'VE yet to complete their allotment of
campus tours include the two possible candidates for
filling Michigan's long-vacant big man role, Gran-
ville Waiters of Columbus and 6-11 Joe Bresnahan of
Oak Park, Illinois. y
The seven-foot Waiters, whose Columbus East
squad defeated Kellog-led St. Joseph in the state AAA
championship, intends to make Michigan his first
visit. Bresnahan is contemplating a number of
schools, with the quality of an associated medical
school being a major factor in his decision. Schools in
the running include Stanford, Creighton and Illinois,
along with Michigan.

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SPORTS OF THE DAILY

Batsmen await opener

"Tired of practicing," is the way captain Jim Capoferi put
it, and he speaks for the whole Michigan baseball team when
he says that.
After eight rain delays and over a month of sporadic prac-
tice-sometimes indoors, sometimes outdoors-the diamon-
dmen are anxious for opening day to become a reality.
If Fate and the sun continue to smile, this afternoon will be
the team's first chance to test itself since spring training in
Florida; a double header against Western Michigan is plan-
ned at Kalamazoo.
"We need to get out and play," said Capoferi of the team's
restricted environment of the past few weeks.
As Michigan opens its Big Ten season at home this Satur-
day against Wisconsin, it is even more imperative that the
team gets a little playing time. "We're trying to get in some
games before the Big Ten," said Capoferi.
However, if Nature throws a curve in the form of another
snow shower, or something equally adverse, it probably
won't make too much difference one way or another. After
all, everyone's in the same storm-tossed boat.
-ELISA FRYE
Women striders take third
Butchering an old post office cliche, neither rain nor snow
nor lack of enough bodies to even be called a team could stop
the Wolverine women's track squad from making its appoin-
ted rounds Saturday at the Western Michigan and Ohio State
invitationals.
Despite taking only 12 women to Western Michign, and
freshwoman Debbie Williams being the lone representative
of the Wolverines in Columbus, Red Simmons' s plit squad
acquitted themselves quite well at both locations, finishing
third in the eleven team at Western, and placing seventh in
the Columbus meet.
The squad captured seven firsts at Western, and in the
process set three school records. Sherri King led the way for
the Blue with a record-setting win in the 440 yard dash, in ad-
dition to running on the winning sprint medley and 400 meter
relay teams.
Freshwoman Marianne Dickerson followed suit with a
runaway victory in the 5000 meter run with a time of 17:52,

good for a school record and only ten seconds off the
qualifying mark for the nationals. Another record fell to
Dickerson in the 3000 meter run. Discus thrower Penny Neer
added the final record with a winning toss of 131-4%.
Meanwhile in Columbus, the one-woman team of Williams
was in the process of actually beating two teams in her
respective meet. Williams was sent to the outdoor meet
mainly to throw the javelin, being unable to do so in the in-
door meet at Western. She decided, however, to enter the
discus and shot in addition to the javelin.
Despite cold and snowy conditions, Williams, besides
taking a first in her specialty, also grabbed a third in the
discus and a fifth in the shot for a total of 18 points, good
enough to place her in front of teams from Marshall and Ball
State.
-JOHN LIBBE
Creek grabs NCAA honors
Finishing his gymnastics career at Michigan with a
flourish, senior co-captain Bob Creek placed third on the
high bar in last weekend's NCAA finals at Baton Rouge,
Louisiana.
Creek, the Big Ten high bar champion and runner-up in the
Mideast Regional, was outscored only by two U.S. Olym-
pians, Kurt Thomas of Indiana State and Bart Conner of
Oklahoma. Thomas won the event with a 19.50 while Creek
scored a 19.125 for third.
"It felt good to be an All-American again," said Creek, who
had finished 5th in the NCAA finals as a freshman. "I hit
some good routines this weekend and probably hit my best
routine ever in the finals."
According to Michigan Coach Newt Loken, Creek was in
the midst of a four-way tie for fourth going into his final
routine, but kept his cool and did a "super job" to finish third.
Creek was joined by co-captain Nigel Rothwell and junior
Jim Varilek in the Baton Rouge meet.
Rothwell, also competing in his last meet as a Wolverine
gymnast, finished 17th in the all-around.
Varilek, recently named next year's captain by his team-
mates, placed 15th in the floor exercise..
Highlights of the NCAA finals will be shown on ABC's Wide
World of Sports on June 9.
-LEE KATTERMAN

Lou* Broek
to quit at
year's end
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Car-
dinals speedster Lou Brock, holder of
the single-season and all-time major
league stolen base records, will retire
at the end of the current season, it was
announced yesterday.
Cardinals President August A. Busch
Jr. told a news conference Brock's No.
20 uniform would be retired. Only three
other Cardinal's uniforms have been
retired, those of Dizzy Dean, Stan
Musial and Bob Gibson.
Brock set the single-season stolen-
base record in 1974 with 118 bases, top-
ping Maury Wills' previous high by 14.
He broke Ty Cobb's all-time stolen base
record of 892 in 1977 when Brock ended
the season with 900 stolen bases.
Brock, 39, now has 918 stolen bases.
He also has a 17-season career batting
average of .292 and a World Series bat-
ting average of .391.
Brock played in the 1964, 1967 and
1968 World Series, which he named as
his great thrills in baseball.
He said "nothing has been firmed up"
about any future association with the
Cardinals.

John Arhznik John Powersl
B um knee hampers,
three Blue gridders
By GEOFF LARCOM
Michigan football players John Powers and Dan Murray both underwent
knee surgery last Saturday, while John Arbeznik may also require surgery
to repair torn cartilege in his knee, the Daily learned yesterday.
According to offensive line coach Jerry Hanlon, Murray and Powers
should be ready to play next fall, while Arbeznik's need for surgery is still
uncertain. His knee is presently in a cast, and tests are coming up which will
determine if an operation is necessary.
"Murray injured his knee while simply changing direction in practice,'-
said Hanlon. "Arbeznik was hit from the side in a line blocking drill, whilt
we think Powers was hit from behind downfield.">f
Quick recoveries by Murray, Powers and Arbeznik are crucial fOr
Michigan. Powers and Arbeznik were starters on last fall's offensive line,
while Murray has been in the running this spring for the starting wolfman
slot.
nik Powers at 6-3, 254 has been clocked at 4.8seconds in the 40, as has Arbez
mk. Arbeznik suffered through a knee injury during the 1977 season as well.
"We don't know about Arbeznik yet," said Hanlon. "We'll have to do an
orthogram on him to see if they'll have to operate."
Meanwhile Murray and Powers will work out with weights this summer
in an effort to bring the repaired tissue in their knees back to full strength.
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