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Part II
TI's ABSURD, but athletes currently suffering through their
final months in high school will be wearing Michigan foot-
ball uniforms next August.
The NCAA and the Big Ten have decided that freshmen
should be allowed to play football and basketball. The athletic
directors are resigned to the idea and some of the coaches are
very happy with it. But what about the freshmen, will they be
pleased that they no longer have to sit out their first year
of they are good enough to play?
Most indications are that they are in favor of the idea.
A poll taken among Big Ten athletes overwhelmingly demon-
strates that most players would have liked the extra year. The
majority of them would have spent it on the bench, but at least
they would have been part of the big show instead of tackling
dummies for the real players.
Many high school athletes come to college with inflated
egos and coaches will be able to appeal to this in their re-
cruiting speeches. According to Iowa coach Frank Lauterbur
"Playing as a freshman will appeal to the blue-chip pros-
pect."
"It's a great selling point," Lauterbur admitted. "I can tell
a young man that if he comes and plays for us there is a
chance that if he is good enough he could be playing before
87,000 people when Iowa opens at Ohio State come next Sep-
tember 14th."
If an athlete is just ending a successful high school career
he isn't going to consider the possibility that he won't be a big
star in college. He will most likely believe that he will become
an instant .hero on campus and that nothing would be more
natural than for him to start the first game of the season.
"Every good football player thinks he can play as a
freshman," noted Lauterbur, and this is the type of young
man we are trying to attract to Iowa and the Big Ten..
So high school recruits are going to like the idea of fresh-
man eligibility. But how will they react when the rule goes
into effect? It was long felt that freshmen were not mature
enough to compete in intercollegiate sports. Supposedly ,they
needed time to adjust to college life and to their studies. The
strain of trying to adjust, pass their classes and still compete
was believed to be too much.
However freshmen have been playing in other sports and
they have done well. According to Michigan athletic director
Don Canham, "freshmen have worked out well in other sports.
There have been no additional problems." And Canham doesn't
just mean that they have been helping the teams. The fresh-
men athletes have done well in their classes and they have
not added to the suicide rate because of severe emotional prob-
lems.
Canham attributes their success to the fact that "you
have more sophisticated students than you used to." But
he is forgetting that it really isn't all that hard to get
through school. An athlete only needs a 2.0 average to
stay eligible and even though their time is severely re-
stricted a 2.0 isn't difficult.
In fact is might even be easier if the athlete has to start
playing almost immediately. If they have the first year off
they can develop habits like excessive tube watching that they
really can't afford. Besides, though freshmen never used to
compete on the big-time level their practice schedules were
almost as heavy as their varsity counterparts. Playing on
Saturday doesn't add that much of a load.
Of course the success of freshmen in hockey and track
doesn't prove anything when it comes to football. Neither of
these seasons start until after the athlete has been in school
for at least a few months. By then they have some idea of
what's happening on campus. But a football player will have
to start the season before he starts school. He will get used to
the practice routine and then have to fit classes into his sched-
ule. It is feared that the temptation will be to ignore classes
and studying.
However it really isn't likely that this problem will
develop. At this point it is believed that most schools
will keep their freshmen programs as they are now. Those
few who are good enough to be allowed to play with the
varsity will do so, but the rest will continue to receive
special help and preparation.
Of course the whole thing may change anyway if the Big
Ten adopts 'the five year rule. Then freshmen would go back to
being freshmen. They would just get an extra year at the end
of their careers. Either way they'll get taken care of. A school
is not going to go to the trouble and expense of recruiting a

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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WEST LEADS WEST:

West
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles
Laker Jerry West hit a 20-foot
jump shot with one second to play
last night as a favored West team
overcame a sluggish first half to
gun down the East 112-110 in the
22nd National Basketball Associa-
tion All Star game.
West, who was a starter in his
11th All Star game, was voted
most valuable player and it was
his basket with 1:23 remaining
that gave his team a four-point
edge.
John Havlicek of Boston hit
three shots in a row and Dave
Cowens, also of Boston, tied the
score with 11 seconds to play.
West controlled the inbounds
pass, drove toward the free throw
line, then backed up before jump-
ing his game winner in to provide
the West with its second straight
victory.
The East leads in the series
14-8.
The underdog East team, paced
by Havlicek, Boston's Jo Jo White

stars.
and New York's Walt Frazier,
controlled the game early with a
blistering fast break that netted
a 64-54 halftime lead.
During the first half, the West
was unable to take advantage of
trempndous height of Kareem
Jabdr of Milwaukee, Spencer Hay-!
wood of Seattle and Bob Love of
Chicago.
West Coach Bill Sharman of thef
Lakers went to a team of reserves'
midway through the third period.I
His own Wilt Chamberlain, Phoe-
nix's Connie Hawkins, Detroit's
Jimmy Walker, Milwaukee's Oscar
Robertson and Paul Silas of Phoe-
nix played as a unit through the
early minutes of the fourth period.
Golden State's Cazzie Russell
then came in to connect on a pair
of jump shots, plus two free
throws, giving the West a 98-90
advantage. The West had assumed
an 87-84 third quarter lead.
Frazier and Hudson had 15 of
the East's 33 points in the first
quarter as the West could not take
advantage of an overwhelming

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sports1
NIGHT EDITOR:
BOB ANDREWS
front line.
The teams traded baskets in the
early minutes of the game but
back-to-back baskets by Billy Cun-
ningham gave the East a 16-13
lead. Jabbar tied the score on a
three-point play bu then Frazier,
New York's premier guard, and
Atlanta's Hudson triggered the fast
break.
The West made many bad passes
which the East turned into easy
baskets. Boston's Jo Jo White in-
tercepted two passes in the second
quarter for buckets and he wound
up second high in the first half
with 8 points. Cunningham led,

WILDCATS BEAT STATE:
SMinnesota badgers Wisconsin

East
both teams with 12, all in the first
period, and Hudson had 6.
* *. *
B ruins bang
ST. LOUIS - Goals by John
Marcotte and Phil Esposito and
shutout goaltending by Gerry
Cheevers sparked the Boston
Bruins to a 2-0 victory over the
St. Louis Blues in National Hockey
League action last night.
The shutout was the first of the
year for Cheevers and extended
his season unbeaten streak to 14
games. Cheevers turned aside 25
St. Louis shots.
Marcotte lot the puck past rookie
goaltender Jacques Caron at 10:37
of the firsthperiod and Esposito
knocked in his 38th tally at 12:48
of the third period while the Bruins
were on a power play.
Northstars draw
ST. PAUL - MINNEAPOLIS -
Carol Vadnias blasted in a power
play goal from the point at 13:20
of the third period as California
tied Minnesota 1-1 last night and
extended the North Stars' Nation-
al Hockey League winless streak to
six straight games.
Danny Grant, with his tenth
goal of the season, had staked
goalie Gump Worsley and the
North Stars to a 1-0 lead at 17:07
of the second period by slamming
home Jude Drouin's centering
Ipass.
Worsley, who lost his bid for
his 43rd career shutout, and Cali-
fornia's Gil Meloche both made
sensational saves in the close
checking game.
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By The Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. - Minnesota
spurted to a 15-point lead, then
fought off a determined Wiscon-
sin rally for a 65-59 victory last
night which kept the Gophers un-
beaten in the Big Ten college bas-
ketball race.
The rugged and rangy Gophers
saw their hefty margin wilt in
the closing minutes, but four free
throws by Keith Young helped lift
the Gophers to their ninth victory
in 12 games. They are 4-0 in the
Big Ten.
Young led all scorers with 27
points. Bob Frasor scored t16 for
the Badgers, 2-2 in the conference
and 9-5 overall.
The lead changed hands 12
times in a hard-fought first half
in which the Gophers dominated
the boards by a 21-15 margin en
route to a 34-28 intermission lead.
Wisconsin got to within 58-55
with 1:25 on two free throws by
Frasor, but free throws by Young,
Ron Behagen and Murphy pulled
the Gophers- out of danger.
Wildcats win
EVANSTON, Ill. - Mark Sibley
scored 32 points, six of them in
overtime, to lead Northwestern to*
a 76-69 victory over Michigan
State in a Big' Ten basketball
game.
The triumph snapped a seven-
game losing streak for the Wild-
cats who posted their first Big
Ten victory after three straight
losses.
Northwestern swept to a 35-23
halftime lead and was in front
throughout the second half when
Michigan State finally caught fire
in the closing minutes.
With Northwestern in front
66-58 and less than four minutes
to play, Michigan State moved!
into a tie on two baskets by Mike
Robinson, one by Allen Smith and
a goal-tending call against North-
western to tie the score at 66-all.

Both teams had opportunities
to score in the final minute, but:
failed.
A free throw and a basket by
Smith was all Michigan State
could garner in the extra period
while Bryan Ashbaugh scored a
basket for Northwestern before
Sibley pumped in the next six
points to win the contest.
Michigan State is now 1-2 in
Big Ten play.
* * *
Memphis St. rolls
DES MOINES, Iowa - Ronnie;
Robinson scored two crucial bas-
kets to spark Memphis State to an
81-70 Missouri Valley Conference
victory over rallying Drake here:
last night.
Memphis State, 9-4 overall and
2-1 in the Valley, lost a 14-point
lead and had to rally to score its

first victory in five games here.
Drake fell to 4-9 and 1-3 in losing
its fourth straight game.
Smooth Larry Finch had 28
points, Don Holcomb 15, Robinson
13 and Fred Horton 11 to lead
Memphis State.
Bob Whitley, with 12 - all in
the first half - led Drake. Dennis
Bell and Leon Huff added 11 each.
Robinson's rebound basket with
3:08 to play broke a 65-all tie,
and he slammed in another re-
bound for a six-point lead 50 sec-
onds later. Drake had rallied from
a 50-36 deficit to finally take theI
lead at 55-54 with 9:37 to play.-
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. -Associated Press '
LOU HUDSON, Atlanta Hawks' guard,. goes up for, a lay-up in
first-half action of last night's NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles.
It was the fast break led by Hudson and New York Knick Walt
Frazier which gave the East an early lead. Jerry West and Gail
Goodrich (25), both from the Los Angeles Lakers, look on.
Whatever Your Problem or Question:
AS.K US
We're here 24 hours a day, everyday-to give im-
mediate help with any problern, assistance in finding
answers to any question. We're a way to find out
what's happening on' campus. and to check out
rumors. We have professional counselors on call
around the clock. We're someone to listen when you
just need to talk. And if we can't help; we'll Help you
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Big Ten Standings
W L Pct.
Minnesota 3 0 1.000
Ohio State 2 0 1.000
MICHIGAN 2 1 .667
Wisconsin 2 2 .500
Purdue 1 1 .500
Iowa 1 1 .500
MSU 1 2 .333
Illinois 1 2 .333
Northwestern 1 3 .250
Indiana 0 2 .000
Yesterday's Results
Minnesota 65, Wisconsin 59
Northwestern 76, MSU 69
Saturday's Games
Northwestern at MICHIGAN
Minnesota at Michigan State
Indiana at Ohio State

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Major League
Standings

Boston
New York
Philadelphi
Buffalo
Baltimore
Atlanta
Cleveland
Cincinnati

NBA
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
W L
32 16
26 19
iia 20 28
13 31
Central Division
20 25
17 30
15 31
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Pct
.667
.578
.417
.295
.444
.362
.326
.311

Western Conference
Midwest Division
Milwaukee 38 10 .792
Chicago 32 14 .696
Phoenix 27 21 .563
Detroit 17 30 .362
Pacific Division
Los Angeles 41 5 .891
Seattle 29 19 .604
Golden State 27 19 .587
Houston' 16 30 .348
Portland 12 37 .245
Yesterday's Game
East-West All-Star at Los Angeles
Only game scheduled
Today's Games
No games scheduled

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