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Thursday, February 10, 1972

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The pseudo basketball fan, compiling a 198-13 record in
tenures at Riverside and P
when asked to name the col- dena City College and win
lege powerhouses of the day, four consecutive state junior
would probably tick off such lege championships.
notables as UCLA, Marquette, In his first season, Tarka
North Carolina et al. Any took a team that included
mention of the State Univer- one returning letterman
guided them to a 23-3 record,
sity of_ California at Long to be ignored when it came

California junior college ci:

n his

Beach would more than like-
ly receive a puzzled shrug.
But- Long Beach State has
become a definite force to be
reckoned with on the nation-
al basketball scene. Over the
past three seasons, the 49ers
have put together a 71-13 re-
cord, made two NCAA tour-
nament appearances, and al-
most upset UCLA in last
year's Far West regional.
Their success on the hardwood
has not gone unnoticed by the na-
tion's pollsters this year. Before
an unexpected loss to College of
the Pacific two weeks ago, the
49ers had risen to the third spot
in the national rankings behind
UCLA and Marquette, and are
currently ranked number eight.
The secret of success at Long
Beach State is undoubtedly due in
large part to their coach, Jerry
Tarkanian. Tarkanian took the
helm prior to the 68-69 season
when 49ers basketball fortunes
had been floundering in medioc-
rity for as long as the sport had
existed on campus. The previous
season had produced a dismal 12-
13 record.
With the arrival of Tarkanian
came a rather drastic turnabout.
The 41-year old Long Beach men-
tor had been the pride of the

to hand out the post-season tour- ors. Ratleff didn't have the grades
nament invitations. to get into any Big Ten schools,
The following year Tarkanian's but has proven himself a Phi Beta
boys did it again, going undefeat- Kappa on the basketball court at
ed in the fledgling Pacific Coast Long Beach. He is currently av-
Athletic Association while piling eraging just under 20 points a
up an overall record of 24-5. game and has provided the spark
This performance merited an for the 49ers this year.
NCAA tournament bid, but the Other starters for the 49ers in-
glory was shortlived as the 49ers clude Nate Stephens and forward
were taken apart by eventual Leonard Gray, both refugees from
champion UCUA in the regionals. other major colleges. Stephens
The 1970-71 season brought an had tried his luck at New Mexico
identical undefeated conference State, Creighton, University of
record, 24-5 overall mark, and Texas at El Paso, Southern Idaho,
tournament bid. This time though, and Weber State.
the 49ers were ready for UCLA. The 6-11 nomad seems to be
Long Beach gave the Bruins their doing the job for Tarkanian this
toughest game of the tournament year though, averaging 15 points
and were edged in the final sec- a game and leading the team in
onds 58-55. rebounds, despite sharing time
This year Long Beach State has with back-up center Bob Linn.
finally arrived as a major college Gray didn't find Kansas to his
power. The 49ers have played a liking and came to Long Beach
national schedule, knocking off largely on his own initiative. Aft-
such schools as the University of er sitting out a semester to gain
Texas at El Paso, Loyola of Chi- eligibility, the 6-8, 245-pounder
cago, and Temple University on has found a home in the 49er's
their way to an 18-2 record. front line, scoring 16 and 17
This skyrocketing ascent from i points in his first two games.
weak sister to giant-killer is a Rounding out the starting
tribute b o t h to Tarkanian's quintet are 6-6 forward Chuck Ter-
coaching. and recruiting abilities. ry and 6-5 guard Glenn McDon-
He has collected a group of play- ald. Terry, the only senior in the
ers, most of whom either could- line-up, started for the U.S. bas-
n't make it at a better-known ketball team in the Pan-American
school or were unable to rise games last summer.
above the junior college ranks. Detroiter Lamont King had
.-.... - . .. . .-...... - - . -been a starter, but a number of
poor games plus a decision by
Tarkanian to go with size and
power forced the smaller King to
the bench.
MINI COURSES King, who prepped at Detroit's
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gan's assistant coach Fred Snow-
n the Middle East Don't Miss The Ant
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Status of Jews"


The present Long Beach line-
up is comprised of two junior col-
lege graduates, two four-year col-
lege transfers, and only one play-
ers recruited straight from highI
That one player happens to be
a 6-6 guard from Columbus, Ohio
named Ed Ratleff, the team's
leading scorer and a bona fide
candidate for All-American hon-

den, came to Michigan in 1968
and led the freshman team in
scoring with a 21-point average,
only to flunk out after one year.
King cured his academic ane-
mia at Keokuk Community Col-
lege in Iowa and from there went
to Long Beach.
The presence of King, Steph-
ens, and other well-traveled play-
ers on the 49er squad has pro-
voked criticism regarding the cal-
ibre of the men recruited by Tar-
kanian. The coach is irked by
these comments and answered:
"I've got as nice a group of kids
as there are anywhere in the
country. None of our players have
received so much as a technical
foul this year."
The coach is also quick to re-
fute claims that his schedule is
"soft," citing the fact that only
three of Long Beach State's op-
ponents this year have losing re-
As for the charges that Tarkan-
ian has recruited problem chil-
dren who lack mental prowess,
Minnesota's Bill Musselman and
Michigan's Johnny Orr should
have such headaches.


A creepy fish story
This little boy, who looks a little like an Eskimo in his warm-as-
toast outfit, proudly displays a big nasty pike he caught in a cold
deep river. The pike has croaked.

Murray stalls track stardom

Minority Groups it
FEB. 10-8:30-
and Economic
(Prof. of Near-I
Hillel Foi

Godfrey Murray, an athletic
scholarship gamble, will be one of
possibly five Michigan track men
participating in the summer Olym-
pics in Munich next October.
Murray will again run the high
hurdles and a leg of the sprint
medley relay for the Jamaican
A junior with a three-point aver-
age, Murray has a double major
in psychology and physical educa-
tion. He hopes to attend graduate
school and obtain a masters degree
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in physical therapy.
Murray began hurdling at the
age of sixteen and was a member
of the world high school record
holding 440-yard relay team with
a time of 0.41.
Injuries plagued him during his
senior year of high school, and
Michigan was the only college will-
ing to gamble and offer him a
scholarship. The gamble paid off
as Murray was named an All-
American as a freshman after fin-
ishing fourth in the NCAA champ-
Holder of the Michigan record of
13.7 in the 120-yard highs, Murray
missed much of the indoor season
last year with a hamstring injury.
But he recovered for the outdoor
season and is the current BigTen
champion in the 120 highs.
Much of Murray's success can
be attributed to his speed and
strength and the refinement of his
form by assistant track coach Ken
"He's been like a father to
me and has brought me from the
bottom to the top," says Murray
of his relationship with Burnley.
Murray's efforts in two colleg-
iate outings this year have been
a pair of 8.3 clockings in the 70
highs. His goals this season are
to run 6.8 in the 60's, 7.8 in the
70's, and 13.2 in the 120's.
He believes his speed and
strength are more Qf an asset to
him and his times are better when
he runs against the man as op-
posed to the clock.
The only dissatisfaction Murray
has with Michigan track is t h e
timers' philosophy that the -entire
body must be over the line at the
finish as opposed to just the chest
hitting the tape as is the phil-
osophy of most other timers.
"Even though I win the race,
this philosophy makes me appear,
'tenths of seconds slower than
many other hurdlers and hurts my
national ranking," explains Mur-
In Jamaica, Murray is a na-
tional athletic hero and last year
was the hunner-up for Jamaica's
Sportsman of the Year award.
International track competitors

Murray sees, himself as
petitor for another eight
years, after which he'd
turn to coaching.

in Jamaica receive much more at-
tention than in this country. Says
Murray, "When I return victor-
ious to Jamaica from interna-
tional competition, I am received
by the prime minister and we talk
like you and, I are now."
Track has been his whole life
and has made many things other-
wise unattainable possible for Mur-
ray, who says, "Every time I
board a plane it's because of
"I spend about three and a-
half hours a day physically with
track and about six mentally," he

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Referring to his attitude Coach
Burnley has said, "He's the kind
of athlete you like to work with
because he is disciplined and you
literally have to put him off the
Finishing fourth in last year's
Pan-American games, Murray has
gained confidence and experience
running againt some of.the best
competition in the world.
Murray is currently ranked in the
top six among international hurd-
lers, so it appears Michigan's
gamble will once again pay-off,
with dividends possibly going to
Jamaica in the form of treasured
Olympic medals.
Blue balles
pick leaders.
The Michigan Rugby Football
Club has elected new club officers
for the coming term.
The new officers are C h u c k
Drukis, president; D i c k Moon,
secretary; Brock Landry, fixture
secretary; Rob Huizenga, treas-
urer; and Rodger Williams, social
Spring practice will begin Tues-
day, February 15, in Yost Field-
house at 9:00 p.m. All interested
in joining the rugby club are urged
to attend.
The first game will be March
18 at Notre Dame, while the spring
season will climax at the Big Ten
Tournament on April 16.
"We've come close to winning
the Big Ten in recent years,"
trumpeted Drukis, "But have al-
ways managed to lose in the
championship game. Our m a i n
goal this spring will be to field
the best team possible in order to
bring the trophy back to Michi-
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Sucrve &Gloves


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1. "You're married a year
now. When are you going
to give us grandchildren .I
2. "You want to have a kid,
Evelyn? All right, we'll
have a kid. Maybe that'll
patch things up."
3. "Why knock myself out
working when I can have
a baby?"
4. "I bet my parents would
send us money if we had
a baby..."
5. "Heh-heh, hey Frankie,
what are you and Margie
waiting for?
6. "We only want two kids.
But if we don't have a boy
we'll keep trying."

These are just seven of the many
wrong reasons for having a baby.
There's only one right reason:
because you really want one.
And the right time is when you
want one. When the baby can be a
welcome addition, not an accidental
Unfortunately lots of people who
think they know how to go about birth
planning don't. (Research statistics
show that more than half the preg-
nancies each year are accidental!)
That's not having babies for
wrong reasons.
That's just being wrong.
Planned Paenthood.
Children by choice. Not chance.

For the student body:

A Levi
'A Farah

For further information, write
Planned Parenthood, Box 431,
Radio City Station, New York 10019..

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