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Wednesday, March 29, 1972

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, March 29, 1972

Thursday-Lunch-Discussion March 30-12 Noon
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and other participants from
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Thom pson: r
By CHUCK DRUKIS enjoy another winning fall sched-
There are athletes at, Michi- ule and will insure a successful
gan who do not procure the spe- spring campaign.

cial recognition which they de-
serve. Partly this is due to the
priorities of the University lean-
ing towards the profit-making
sports, and partly to the degree of
public acceptance of the sport
they play. One such athlete is
Richard Thompson.

Thompson, in his final year of
working for a doctorate (s.j.d.) in
law in the field of international
taxation, is playing in his twen-
tieth year of rugby, having start-
ed at the age of seven.
Rugby b e c a m e Thompson's
choice because he feels that it

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Thompson plays rugby, and he possesses two characteristics that
is very good. His presence in the most other sports lack. "I think
lineup has allowed Michigan to that the amateurism is a good
Dryden calls Ccrnucks lazy;
Sox Tanner makes apology
By The Associated Press
MONTREAL - Ken Dryden, the Montreal Canadiens' star
goalie, said yesterday the Canadiens have only one week to cure the
"physical and mental laziness" afflicting the team, or Montreal can
expect an early exit from the National Hockey League playoffs.
"Everybody seems to feel that we'll always have another chance,"
he said, "but it won't be long before we're down to our last chance,
and then if nothing happens the panic will be on." He said this is the
first team he has ever played for that was "pleased to go the easy
way" of settling for third place, rather than fighting for a higher
standing. "We haven't won a big game since November, one in which
we could have gained on the Rangers and Boston."
* SARASOTA, Fla. - Manager Chuck Tanner of the Chicago
White Sox said yesterday he "made a mistake" and wanted to apolo-
gize to the Major League Baseball Players Association concerning
circumstances in the release Monday of veteran pitcher Joe Horlen.
The 34-year-old Horlen was placed on waivers =a day after he, as a
club player representative, called a second strike vote by White Sox
players at the request of Tanner.
The dismissal of the 11-season Sox veteran brought a reported
threat by Marvin Miller, executive director of the Players Associa-
tion, to file an unfair labor practice charge against the White Sox.
* NEW YORK - Mel Davis, star basketball player for St. John's
University who is recuperating from ligament injury, said yesterday
he will return for his senior year at the New York school. Davis was
injured last Thursday in the semifinals of the National Invitation
Tournament against Oral Roberts University.
"If I had not been hurt, I definitely would have turned pro after
the NIT was over," Davis said. "Seven clubs were after me. I had a
chance for big money." Davis said he wants to make All-American
next season, play for the Olympic team and earn his college degree.

igby s t
quality." ascertained Thompson,
"And the fact that the players
don't regard winning as ultimate.
Getting to know the opposition af-
ter the game is important, and a
good tradition."
Two aspects of rugby, feels
Thompson, have become widely
misunderstood by the public.
"I don't think that the social
side of rugby should be over-
played. The game is important.
It's not just an excuse to drink
beer and sing. The game itself is
the real reason that I play."
Thompson also thinks that the
injury side of rugby due to the
lack of protective gear is blown
out of proportion. "The injuries
that do occur, and there aren't
that many," explained Thompson,
"are ones where a few knees or
elbows are scraped., There are
very few broken bones or other
serious problems."
The level of refereeing is one
one of which Thompson ishighly
critical. "With few exceptions,
such as D.F.R. Mildner, the re-
ferees tend to let some of the
games get out of hand. With a
little effort. I'm sure this prob-
lem could be easily remedied."
Thompson expressed mixed emo-
tions about the relationship be-
tween the University and sports in
"The University is much more
concerned about representative
teams than the physical training
of students in general. There is
not enough interest in the aver-
age Joe who likes to participate
in some sports activity . . . It's
a real conquering trick to get the
handball court at times during the
"But the U. has done quite a
bit already for club snorts. some-
thing which they neglected in the
past. Th' facilities such as the
tartan turf field are quite wel-
Thompson comparing t h e
brand of rugby played at Michi-
an to other American and Ca-
nadian teams collated the con-
trast as one of "Michigan winning

a lot as compared to our opposi-
tion, which I think says some-
thing for Michigan."
"However," said Thompson,
"It's not fair to compare English
and American rugby because in
England there are so many more
players to choose from. But there
are players on Michigan's team
who could hold their own any-
where, such as (Terry) Larrimer,
(Tom) Raboine, and (Flint) Lar-
Thompson has other activities
besides rugby. In his leisure he
spends a large part of the week
reading the Sunday New York
Times. Thompson's entire family
is athletic. Thompson's wife is an
excellent tennis player. But his
big dream lies in the notion that
his 11 month old daughter will
grow up to be the first woman
Thompson's presence at Michi-
gan is a benefit for all-his team-
mates and opponents on the pitch,
and the people that have known
him in the social intercourse of
everyday life.

The adolescent Richard Thompson envisioning the day that he'll
be old enough to wear a pair of rugby boots.


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Michigan returned from sunny
Miami with a tenth place finish in
the Miami Inivtational and a fair-
ly satisfied coach in Bill Newcomb.
Although tenth place is usually
nothing to be particularly pleased
with, the Wolverines performance
is highly encouraging when their
lack of outdoor practice before the
tournament is considered.
Newcomb admitted that Michi-
gan's trip to Miami over spring
break gave them "the biggest jump
on any season we've ever had."
However, this is really not much
of a training session when it is
compared to the year-round avail-
ability of courses to teams like
Florida, the tournament champion.

golfers to compete for Michigan when his score rocketed from a
would be decided by a 72-hole mediocre 79 in the first round to
qualifying round. Thus, when cap- a horrendous 87 in the third. At
tain Gary Balliet and Neil Spital- that point Clark "tried a whole
ny failed to make the squad, the new approach" and rebounded for
Wolverines were placed at a de- the best single round of any Wol-
cided disadvantage. verine in the tournament.
Balliet, last year's number one Newcomb had high praise for
golfer, and Spitalny competed in Florida's Gary Koch, the individ-
the tournament as ' independents ual tournament champion. Koch
and turned in the second and recorded four straight sub-par
third best scores of all the Michi- rounds en route to his easy vic-



gan linksmen. Had their scores
counted, Michigan's tournament
total of 1216 would have been
sliced by ten strokes.
Dan Hunter took medalist hon-
ors for Michigan with rounds of
76-74-83-76 for a 309 total, a
score with which Newcomb was
very pleased.
Definitely the most heartening
event of the tournament from
Michigan's point of view was the
superb final round of 71 carded

tory and in Newcomb's words is,
"a definite all-American."
Newcomb conceded that it is
very difficult to score well this
early in the season. He was ce-
tain, however, that with a little
good weather in Ann Arbor
through the next couple weeks, his
team would be ready for some re-
spectable scores in the Kepler In-
vitational April 15 at Columbus,

Thus Newcomb added that the
Wolverines were still only "work-
ing on fundamentals" while other
teams could concentrate on the
"finer points."
The Wolverines went into the
tournament with a traveling squad
of eight and agreed that the six



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April 9, 1972-8 p.m.
Michigan Union Building

For the Student Body:

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(founder of NAACP), INNIS will support the
philosophical position of Marcus Mosiah Garvey
(founder of the United Negro Improvement Asso-
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