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Saturday, April 8, 1972


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Saturday, April 8, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven


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Athletic Director Don Can-
ham announced today a move'
that will open Michigan's bas-
ketball program to the general
University student body.
In addition to its varsity
and newly formed junior var-
sity team, the Athletic De-
partment will continue to of-




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fer the freshman basketball caam e veit.ts 11nyig'it
progam extseasn .Flo- {student who meets eligibility re-
the fresmatea m Hwil quirements will be able to try out
ever, the freshman team will for the team and with more than
be limited to those players 4,000 freshmen on campus, we s
not on athletic scholarships. feel we can field a representative
Iteam" t
"What we'll do is issue a call to The freshman team will have a
the general student body for schedule, a coach, uniforms, anda
freshmen basketball players," any other necessary supplies, allo
Th e Wa/I
Introducing Duke Stanley...t
.and his socko novel.
SWEAR to God, I never thought anybody would knock John
Tunis off his perch as my favorite sports novelist of all t
time. But some character named Duke Stanley has gone and k
done it.f
Rocks in My Socks is a genuine sockdologer of a book, with
a lot of good sports action and a humming story to boot: All r
about an All-Queens tailback named Danny Hemingway, the s
book zooms in for a close-up look at the "now" problems fac-
ing today's youth: drinking and smooching and peeling around
corners on two wheels. 36-26-36 . . . hike!
Stanley gets right under Danny Hemingway's skin and
makes him come alive. The reader gets t6 know a "big good-
natured redhead, his lean 186-pound frame packed with plenty
socko muscle. He had a way of grinning that made all the girls
dive for the dateline." But Danny has problems, just like any
other troubled teen, and author Stanley leads his hero through r
a gripping maze chock full of leering coaches, square teachers s
and zits.
Stanley gets on the sports a
track around page thirty when
r h he cuts into the huddle during
4 . the whopper game of the year
to pen this scene:
"'Okay, guys, Danny takes it
over the right side on 42,'
s barked Fogelman. 'And if we
don't score, we're screwed.'
Danny lined up behind
Fogelman, his taut 186-pound
chassis alert and ready to
burst through the line like a
Mack truck. He eyed big
Bruiser Smolinski, Patchogue's
All-league tackle, and let a
cocky grin wash over his hand-
Duke Stanley some young mug. He had a
score to settle with the Bruiser.
"54-49-63-69-42!" snapped Fogelman. He took the pigskin
with a snarl and whipped around to meet Danny's wild thrust.
'Owwwwwwww!' screamed Danny as Fogelman slammed
the ball into him just about a foot too low, right in the cherries."
This guy Stanley is no Ernest Hemngway, sure, but he
knocks Mario Puzo's block off !
Stanley has a way of putting odd twists in his story, like
at the end. I expected Rocks in My Socks to wind up with
Danny ploughing over for the big six, or taking a sandblaster
to his face, but Stanley is one step ahead of the game. Check
out this finale:
'Principal ThC7 pov read down the list of names slowly,
his voice husky with emotion. Farbstein ... Mudd .. .Wy-
akoff ... the proud seniors strode across the field to receive
their diplomas and shake Principal Thumpov's hand for the
last time. They thought about what he had said: 'Go out
and show the whole cockeyed world that you're a real
bunch of Queens!'
'And now, a special moment for all of us,' said Principal
Thumpov, as he finally reached the end of the list. 'We are
proud to offer a special degree in honors automotive mechanics
to our star tailback Danny Hemingway!'
Danny jumped out of his chair as the applause thundered
down on him from every corner of the stadium. He blinked
back the tears and saw all his classmates smiling at him .. .
Fogelman, that little dope, and Wimpy and Goopy and Gloria.
And up in the stands, he could just make out his family, clap-
ping their fool hands off for him. And over there, standing un-
der the goalposts, wasn't that Bruiser Smolinski? That big dope!
Suddenly, as he neared the podium, Danny broke into a
run. This would be his last big run for Queens High, the most
important run of- all. His pumping legs blurred and the ap-
plause crescendoed like a million broken dishes. Danny Hem-
ingway had come home."
What else can I say, except bop down to the nearest book-
store and pick up Rocks in My Socks by Duke Stanley. But you
better have a crying towel handy, because this one is a real

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>f which will be funded by the
Athletic Department. Students
who make the team will be given
freshmen numerals andcould pos-
sibly go on to varsity careers
f they have enough ability.
Canham said the NCAA rule
change which allows freshmen to'
compete on the varsity level
prompted the overhaul of the or-
ganized basketball programs of-
fered at Michigan.
Basketball players on scholar-
ship who do not make the varsity
will work for the junior varsity
starting next season.
Canham continued explaining
the move, "There is a need to get
more of our students involved in
amateur athletics and this is just
one move in that direction. Our
ntramural facilities can accom-
modate just so many during the
winter months and this will pro-
vide an organized competitive out-
et for some boys who love bas-
As has been the case in the
past, anyone, scholarship or not,
will continue to be given the
chance to make the varsity.
With the expansion of the bas-
ketball program to three organized
teams, the coaching staff will
probably be expanded to four full-
time coaches.I
Canham noted that there are
15 highly successful club sports
at the University which do not of-
fer athletic scholarships. It was
the play of these clubs which
brought the institution of this
freshman plan.
"And if this is successful, we
might expand to other adaptable
sports," Canham added.

The famed Ann Arbor spring
weather may have beena ble to
stop theMichigan tennis team yes-
terday, but the Minnesota netmen
weren't able to come close as the
Wolverines opened their Big Ten
title defense with a 7-2 victory
over the Gophers.
The match, scheduled for the
outside varsity courts, was switch-
ed inside to the hardwood floor of
the Intramural Building basketball
courts because of snowrand low
temperatures, but it proved no
problem for the Michigan men as
they took four of the six singles
matches and swept all three
Coach Brian Eisner's squad sur-
vived a scare after the number
one Wolverine, Joel Ross, was up-
set in the singles, but its two,
three, and four men, Jeff Miller,
Dick Ravreby, and Tim Ott, all
came on with impressive wins to
put the Blue in the' lead to stay.
In the first singles Jim Ebbitts,
a French-Canadian lefthander who
had lost twice narrowly to Ross
last year, took advantage of the
fast indoor conditions with a fierce
serve and a fairly mistake-free
game to surprise Ross, 6-3, 7-6, in
the most interesting match of the
Ross was unable to get his first
serve in on most occasions, and
his two doublefaults in the sixth
game of the first set allowed Eb-
bitts to break his serve and win
the set. Ross also lost his service
in the third game of the second
set, but came back with his Pack

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Matthews 7-5, 6-2; Ott defeated'
Bob Von Hoef 7-6, 6-3; and Karzen
stopped Greg Lappin, 6-4, 6-3.
While none of the Wolverine wins
went to three sets, neither were
they all easy. Ott was forced into
a tiebreaker game to win his first
set before having an easier time
in the second. Ravreby was behind
in both sets, before winning the
last three games of the first and
the last six in the second. Kar-
zen's win also came after a long
The only other Michigan loss
occurred in the number five sin-
gles, where Kevin Sennich was,
beaten by Tim Burke, 6-3, 7-5.
The doubles, however, was a dif-
ferent story, as the Wolverines
took two easy wins and another
victory in three sets. In the num-
ber one doubles, Ross got a sem-
blance of revenge as he and Rav-
reby rode over the Minnesota one-
two combination of Ebbitts and
DeLaittre, 64, 6-1. Ebbitts' serve,

fied with the performance of his
team. He felt that perhaps they
could have been a bit sharper, but
he thought that "playing indoors
might have hurt us a bit." "We've
been doing some practicing out-
doors," he said, "and were hop-
ing to play there."
A couple of the other players
agreed that the gym floor was
not the best place for tennis. Dick
Ravreby commented that "on this
floor the game is mainly serves
and volleys, and other aspects, of
the game become less important."
And while Ross was offering no
excuses for his defeat, at least
one of his teammates voiced his
opinion that perhaps Ross might
have done better on clay courts.
On the other hand, Jeff Miller
was one Wolverine who was happy
over playing inside. "Serving is a
big part of my game," he said,
"so I don't mind playing on the

to the wall in the tenth game, tak- proved on his singles performance.
ing four sraight points on Ebbitts' , The number three doubles team
serve to tie the set up. However, of Ott and Miller had equally little
the Gopher turned the tables again trouble, winning 6-4, 6-2. The see
in the tie-breaking game, sweep- ond Wolverine pair, Sennich and
ing six points in a row to gain the Karzen, though, had a bit of trou-
win. ble, as they lost their second set
6-2 after winning the first by an
MILLER, RAVREBY, OTT and identical score. However, they ral
number six singles Jerry Karzen lied to take the third handily, 6-3.
all fared better, however. Miller
defeated a limping Carter DeLait- OEISNER was sati-
tre. 6-2. 6-4; Ravre hbheat D OVERALL,EIE

-Associated Press
HERE'S JACK NICKLAUS leaning forward after he birdied the
18th hole at the famed Augusta National Golf Club. The move
occurred during yesterday's round of the Masters Golf Tourna-
ment. Nicklaus is the leader after two rounds with a five under
par 139.

so potent in the singles, failed! But like it or not, the netmhen
him in the doubles as the two will probably be back on the hard-
Gophers lots three of the five wood today when they take on
games he served while Ross im- Iowa at 1:00.


Nicklaus retains Masters' lead



Shirley Ciso m

AUGUSTA (JP) - Jack Nicklaus
retained the lead despite a fat
seven, Sam Snead drifted back in
the pack,and angry Arnold Palmer
again encountered triple bogey

disaster in the windy turbulance The 59-year-old Snead, a refugee
of the second round of the Masters from the ranks of another genera-
Golf Tournament. tion of goring greats, was just one
Nicklaus, the famed and fearedir
Golden Bear seeking his fourth stroke off the pace going into the
Masters title and an unprecedent- windy, cool and cloudy day, but
ed two-year sweep of all the could manage only a 75 and was

Jane Hart


Strike continues
NEW YORK (R) - Baseball's
owners rejected last night a{
new proposal by the players to
end their week-long strike. The
players then announced plans
to file unfair labor practice
charges with the National La-
bor Relations Board.
The new proposal to end the
strike was made by Marvin
Miller, executive director of
the players' association, to John
Gaherin, the owners' negotiator,
in sessions that ended yesterday
In their offer, the players
agreed to begin playing while
negotiations continued for two
or three weeks. But the pro-
posal also contained a provision
that if those negotiations did
not lead to a solution, the mat-
ter be submitted to binding
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world's major titles, had to sink
a dramatic, downhill birdie putt
on the 18th hole to regain a one-
stroke lead over Paul Harney at
the midpoint of this 36th cham-
Nicklaus, who dropped back in-
to a share of the lead when he
;took a watery seven on the 15th
hole, finished with a 71 and 139,
five under par for the tournament.
Harney, a 42-year-old club pro
from Sutton, Mass., who got into
this event only with a surprise
victory at San Diego earlier this
year, conquered the baffling winds
with a 69 as he charged into posi-
tion just one stroke back at 140.

five strokes off the pace at 144,
matching par on the fickle, tricky
Augusta National Golf Club course.
The leaders
Jack Nicklaus 68-71-139
Paul Harney 71-69-140
Bert Yancey 72-66-141
Jim Jamieson 72-70-142
'Charles Coody 73-70-143
Bobby Nichols 72-71-143
Sam Snead 69-75-144
Lanny Wadkins 72-72-144
Jerry Heard 73-71-144
Roberto de Vizenzo 75-69-144
Steve Melnyk 72-72-144
> Arnold Palmer 70-75-145
Bobby Mitchell 73-72-145
Tom Weiskopf 74-71-145
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Yesterday's Game
Boston 124, Atlanta 114; Boston leads
best-of-7 series, 3-2.j
Today's Gamej
No game scheduled
Sunday's Games
Eastern Conference
New York at Baltimore, afternoon,
national TV.
Boston at Atlanta, afternoon
Western Conference Championship
Milwaukee at Los Angeles, afternoon,
1st game of best-of-7 series.

Yesterday's Results
East Division Semifinals
New York 100, Kentucky 92;
York leadt best-of-7 series, 3-1
West Division
Utah at Dallas, incomplete,
leads best-of-7 series, 2-0.
Today's Games
East Division
New York at Kentucky
West Division
Denver at Indiana
Dallas at Utah
Sunday's Games
West Division
Indiana at Denver, if necessary



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