Friday, January 28, 1972
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Friday, January 28, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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in the near future?
ATHLETICS FOR ALL.
Believe it or not, this was once the motto of the Michigan
athletic department. Back in the days of Fielding Yost it was
thought that all students should take part in sports. Varsity
sports were played by student athletes and he Inramural build-
ing was constructed to provide recreational facilities for the rest.
Today the saying could be rewritten to read: football tickets
for all. Because a seat in the stands is as close as most stu-
dents get to varsity sports at Michigan. Except for minor sports
like track or swimming the current athlete is more committed
to his workouts than his studies.
This is not to say, however, that it is wrong to main-
tain a strong varsity program. Twenty-four thousand stu-
dents go to football games, so they must be happy the team
is so skilled. And all it would take to please those students
interested in sports for recreation is a new I.M. building.
But there are also those students who would like to com-
pete themselves. They are too good for the I.M. leagues but
not good enough for the varsity. At the moment there is no-
where for them to go. They want to be involved in hitercolle-
giate competition but they can't.
Happily, the situation may someday change. Athletic
director Don Canham is not often considered a radical, but he
does have some revolutionary ideas about restructuring inter-
collegiate athletics to allow greater student participation.-
Essentially Canham wants to "turn the clock back to
the 1920's when there was no financial aid but the teams
were still pretty good." In a time when many colleges are
cutting back on their inner school programs, Canham sees
the future as having "more varsity teams, not less." He
would like to be able ,to accommodate any student that
wants to compete on some team.
Of course, most of us could never play varsity football.
So Canham would like to see Michigan have both a junior
varsity and a 150 lb. football team. In sports like track, swim-
ming and gymnastics there could be an A and a B team. These
programs would not be as elaborate as today's football or bas-
ketball ones are, but they would give athletes a chance to com-
pete under regulated conditions.
Another area of growth will come much sooner. Canham
would like to place club sports on a varsity level in the near
future. "Club sports are not satisfactory," he commented. "There
are too many problems with supervision, insurance and medical
treatment. You have teams off every-which-way all over the
country. People think that they are representing the University
and since we are not we have no control over them."
Canham is worried about what kind of incident a club
team could create. At least one of the clubs has a reputation
for heavy celebrating after a game. If something happened
the University would be blamed even though it had no
authority in the matter. He is also concerned wiht the
transportation clubs have to resort to. Varsity athletes don't
always ravel first class, but at least they travel safely and
in reasonable comfort. Injuries are just as likely in a club
gme, but the clubs do not have the medical resources avail-
able to the varsities.
It is unlikely that the rugby team will ever fill the stadium
for a game, but they will still be varsity some day because as
Canham says, "at least use can take care of them then."
Incresed eligibility will also contribute to the growth of
varsity sports. And not by letting an athlete spread his eligi-
bility out as in redshirting. Canham foresees the day when
graduate students will be allowed to play intercollegiate sports.
"I think it'll come in the very near future," he said. "I'm push-
ing for it and doing all I can. I don't see why we say that you
can compete only three or four years. Why not five or six?
The demand is there so let's have it."
There are those who say that Canham wants grad eli-
gibility so Bo Schembechler can have Billy Taylor for an-
other year. But those athletes who can play professionally
will still do so. The extra years would be primarily for the
marginal player who like to play but will never be a super-
And then there is women's athletics. Canham thinks that
soon there will be as many women's teams as mens.
However, as always, there is a catch to the whole plan.
Increased participation means more money. And money is al-
ways the thing that stalls projects. According to Canham "all
of intercollegiate athletics has to be restructured before any of
this can happen."f
But the first step has already been taken,at least in
the Big Ten. The conference has placed a limit on the num-
ber of scholarships that can, be given. The next will be to
cut the remaining tender down to tuition only. After that
they will be eliminated entirely in all soprts except those
which can pay for hemselves.
The money thus freed could be used to pay for more team
sports so that more students could participate. Because the
programs would not be that fancy, the extra expense really
wouldn't be that great. Squads would play their games close to
Ann Arbor and student coaches would be utilized as much as
"No school could afford to do this now," Canham stated. But
he hopes that it will happen eventually. It will take over a
decade, but he hopes to get the process started. "There are
more good athletes than ever before," he noted, "and they
should get a chance to play."
If Canham's dream comes true, college sports could once
again return to the students. Not only would they get to
watch, they would actually get the opportunity to compete
for their schools. That's the way it used to be and it's the
way it should still be. The scholar-athlete may yet get
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By The Associated Press ending brawl at Minnesota Tues-
Michigan basketball coach John day night. -
Orr supposedly offered to postpone Officials stopped the game with
his team's Big Ten game tomorrow 36 seconds to play and Ohio State
with injury-riddled Ohio State, was declared a 50-44 victor when
early yesterday. But last night fights between players and fans
denied he ever made such an erupted.
offer. If Ohio State plays at Michigan
Michigan Athletic Director Don Saturday, the Big Ten lead will
Canham stated that the game be- be at stake. The Buckeyes lead
tween the two schools would be with a 4-0 record. The Wolverines
played as scheduled. are tied with Minnesota at 4-1 for
Orr had been quoted by Buckeye second place.
coach Fred Taylor as saying he Witte, 7-foot regular junior cen-
had offered to postpone theygame ter from Alliance, Ohio, suffered
to an open date on a Tuesday a concussion and abrasions and
later in the season. bruises of the head after he was
At least half a dozen Buckeyes knoocked down on a flagrant foul
were injured and Luke Witte and by Minnesota's Clyde Turner.
Mark Wagar ruled out of action Dr. Robert Murphy, an Ohio
for Saturday with major concus- State team physician, termed the
sions resulting from the game- concussions major because of "in-
CHUCK DRUKIS and j
terference with the normal brain
Mark Minor, a regular forward
and the third Buckeye taken to
the Minnesota University Hospital,
resumed practice Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Big Ten Commis-
sioner Wayne Duke wound up his
two-day investigation and flew'
back to Chicago to make an an-
Duke and Ohio State Athletic
Director Ed Weaver devoted yes-
terday afternoon to viewing a
.video tape at Columbus station
WLW-C, the only station to tele-
vise the contest live.
Ohio Gov. John J. Gilligan urged
Duke yesterday to take "strong
and forthright" action against
Minnesota basketball, players,.in-
volved in the game-ending brawl
with Ohio State players.
"I've never seen anything as
disgraceful, brutal, as what took
place on the floor for three periods
at Minnesota that night," Gilligan
The governor, who conferred
with Ohio State basketball coach
Taylor before a mid-morning news
conference on a bill signing, said
he agreed with the coach that the
scuffle was "a public mugging."
Gilligan said strong punitive ac-
tion should come from the Big
Ten commissioner who came to
Columbus to discuss the matter
with Ohio State officials.
Gilligan said if the Big Ten
commissioner does not discipline
the Minnesota players, Ohio State
should "for all practical purposes
forget about intercollegiate ath-
At St. Paul, Gov. Wendell An-
derson of Minnesota was quoted
as saying he was similarly shock-
ed and disturbed by the incident.
* * *
University of Minnesota coach
Bill Musselman said last night he
has suspended Ron Behagen and
Corky Taylor from the squad.
By ROB HALVAKS
This being an Olympic year,
many of the nation's top track
mnd field athletes are pointing for
invitations to national team trials
and hopefully a. spot on a team
bound for Munich, Germany, next
Tomorrow's Michigan Relays
will be the first step toward those
goals for some of the state's top
collegiate and high school track
and field athletes.
While kicking off their own in-
door track season in the relays, the
Wolverines will be host to 200 ath-
letes from a dozen schools and
clubs, including Eastern, Western
and Central Michigan, Michigan
State, Bowling Green, and the Ann
Arbor Track Club.
Among the track events, which
will highlight the relays, is the 60-
yard dash, pitting Michigan State's
5.9 sprinter, Herb Washington and
Marshall Dill, one of last year's
outstanding high school sprinters.
against Michigan's Gene Brown
The 70-yard high hurdles will
also prove interesting, bringing to-
gether Eastern's Bill Tipton (7.2
in the 60-highs), State's John
Morrison, who scored in last year's
Big Ten meet ,and Michigan's Big
Ten champ in the 120-highs, God-
Michigan's two mile relay team
of Kim Hildebrandt, Al Cornwell.
Bill Bolster, and Eric Chapman.,
will face stiff competition from
EMU's relay team, which has al-
ready run a 7:36:0 this season in
the CYO meet.
Offering another top track at-
traction will be the distance med-
ley relay with WMU's Gary Har-
ris (4:05), EMU's Gordon Minty
(4:05.7), MSU's Ken Popejoy
(4:03.4) and Michigan's Keith
Brown (4:14), running the anchor
Currently holders of the school
record of 3:08.5,; Michigan's mile-
relay team is composed of Reggie
Bradford, Reggie Johnson Kim
Rowe, and Greg Syphax. Their
A chance for all you pseudo-
jocks and your female counter-
parts to justify your physical ex-
istence comes this Sunday at an
IM Building open house from
6:30 to 10:00 pm. There will be
a chance to engage in paddle-
ball, swimming and other activi-
ties requiring a gymnasium, ex-
cept basketball, this Sunday,
Yost Field house hosts lacrosse
practices through February
from 9:00 to 11:00 pm. every
day, until they leave for their
spring trip to Virginia and North
Carolina on March 13. Upon
their return they will practice
from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. on Ferry
Field. ThecluiiantereAsted i
ioopn Pki gs
Politics is a rough business,, calng for .men of extraordinary
strength, meh d:(,1viion and m rf l of cellencetof character. Such a
*man is ouf ,guest : lector, Jame1E R. steisq Assistant Political Ac-
t'" Gobrdinitor r former iigres n2tb-be Abner Mikva and
o g Mftne fr'quenter of the opium aer of 420, MYynard. Abe, know-
ing a good pair of hands when he sees them, summoned Bull, as he
is known to his friends for obvious reasons, to- help him fight the
gerrymandering 6f the tIlliitlis'ldgislatuief -'
In his picking, Epstein showed the same courage that has guided
his movement . ins politics. His. choices revealed the, same boldness pf
action, the same 'iddication 'of iinciple and the legacy of Nellie Fpx
that finds him supporting the only non-Machine candidate from the
City oftChicag'. f ' e ' "* ,
From his twentieth floor suite in the plush City-County Building,
Epstein has stepped out in support of such national heroes as Woe
Groucher and his famous sidekick'Wodiiard W odde, the Buckeye
pea-picker from the Bronx.
.Th : Ctage.;, n4 pizzais still up ,fop grabs. Hoope pickings ale,
as fun as politics and you don't have to spend all your time kissing
babies. Cast your vote before midnight tonight.
major competition will come from
EMU and State.
Michigan's John Mann, will be
up against stiff competition in the
high jump, as both he and Mike
.Bowers of the Chicago Track Club,
have reached the seven foot-one
The relays will also mark the
first effort of the season for Mich-
igan's Steve Adams to become the
Big Ten's first 60 foot shot putter.
His best throw last season was
Michigan State's Washington
and Dill, are prominent U.S.
Olympic prospects appearing in
1. OHIO ST. at Michigan, 79-64
2. INDIANA at Michigan State
3. MINNESOTA at Iowa
4. PURDUE at Northwestern
5. Maryland at N. CAROLINA
6. Niagara at ST.
7. Princeton at PENNSYLVANIA
8. Bradley at LOUISVILLE
9. PENN STATE at Pitt
10. OKLAHOMA at Kansas State,
11. Nebraska at KANSAS
12. Boston College at DETROIT
13. Louisiana State at
14. Seattle at WASHINGTON
15. Air Force at STANFORD
16. Arkansas at TEXAS
17. Long Island at HOUSTON
18. BRIGHAM YOUNG at
19. St. Francis, N.Y. at
20. Appalachian at LENqIR
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The 1971 season was the best of Chicago 7, VancourA0
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"CAREERS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE:
PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS"
DONALD STOKES, Dean of the U of M Graduate
School and former chairman of the U of M Political
Science Department; will discuss subjects-of interest
to students planning a career in Political Science.
This meeting should be of particular interest to those
contemplating Grad School, teaching, or research
Friday, January 28 at 4:00 p.m.
in the E. Conference Room at Rackham
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MICHIGAN VS OHIO STATE
A one act film (with apologies to Win. Shakes-
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Delta Sigma Phi. See "Woody" convert the mighty
Buckeyes to the soprano chorus of the Vienna Boys'
Delt-Sigs do it. GARY LOCKWOOD, co-star of
2001 : A Space Odyssey, is a Deft Sig. But so is RO-
MAN GRIBBS, Maypr of Detroit. (And the execu-
tive vice-president ; of Hornblower .and Weeks but
we don't say it too loud). The Mighty "SQUIRE
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