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Wednesday, November 17, 1971


I Page Seven

Wednsda, Noembr 17 191 TH MINI~A DALY PgeNeve


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OF THE TOP TEN football teams in the nation according to the
Associated Press, six are from just two conferences. And by a
strange coincidence, these two conferences, the Big Eight and the
Southeast, are among the leading advocates of_ the practice of
Redshirting basically means withholding a player from com-
petition for one year, allowing him five years to complete his
eligibility. It permits the schools practicing it to take a player
who is not good enough to start as a sophomore, let him practice
for a year without losing eligibility and then play him for three
According to Mickey Holmes, Big Eight administrative
assistant, "ninety per cent of those withheld from competition
in our league are not good enough to play at the time they
become sophomores."
The same is true for sophomores in other conferences, but
their schools have to use them anyway. Even'if they aren't needed,
the sophs are on the team and they only get to play for two years
once they mature as athletes.
This gives the redshirting teams a tremendous advantage over
other squads in being able to hold out players. Only the second-
year men who are good enough to help the team immediately are
;used. The others are held over for another year when the seniors
have graduated and there might be less talent around. Just prac-
ticing. with a team will improve a player, so even though the red-
shirts have not seen action, they will be better performers.
As Notre- Dame Athletic Director Edward "Moose" Krause
commented, "When you have 20 or 30 redshirts on a team, like
Nebraska, of course you're going to be strong."
Krause seems to feel that redshirting is an unfair ad-
vantage, and he might be right. Ron Johnson, Michigan for-
mer All-American halfback did not play as a sophomore.
Bump Elliott, the coach in those days did not feel that John-
son was ready to play, so Ron rode the bench for a year. It
would have been nice if Johnson could have been redshirted
and played during the 1969 season.
Actually the Wolverines didn't miss Johnson that much since
they had Billy Taylor and Glenn Doughty to fill his shoes. But
it's painful to see Jim Betts coaching the freshman team instead
of quarterbacking the Wolverines. Betts came to Michigan as a
quarterback but never got a chance to play here because of Denny
Brown and Don Moorhead. What if he could have been redshirted?
He was a valuable asset as a safety last year, but he could have
been worth his weight in gold at quarterback this year.
Tom Slade and friends are doing a good job directing the team,
but they are sophomores and their inexperience shows. Quarter-
back is one position where experience is invaluable and Betts
could have provided it.
West Coast schools never play a soph at quarterback. The roster
might list him as a second year man, but inevitably the player has
sat out at least one year. Stanford's Jim Plunkett sat out his
second year at school and his replacement, Don Bunce, sat out
his two senior semesters.
Bunce played behind Plunkett for two years, but then didn't
compete last year so that he could start in the current season.
Obviously he is more valuable to Stanford than he would have
been if he had stayed in Plunkett's shadow for his full three years.
It would be hard to dispute the fact that redshirting helps
a school's football team, but some coaches claim that it helps
the individual player more. "Redshirting helps the student ath-
lete as much if not more than it helps the team," said Ar-
kansas Coach Frank Broyles. "If my son were on an athletic
scholarship, I would hope that the coach would redshirt lim
to give him a chance to mature both athletically and academ-
Many coaches would argue that football players need five
years to graduate anyway. It is hard to take a heavy class sched-

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Guard Nick Jones
and forward Joe Ellis came off
the bench in the third period to
spark a comeback that enabled
the Golden State Warriors to whip
the Detroit Pistons 122-101 last
With the Warriors trailing by 10
points shortly after the second half
began, Ellis and Jones joined vet-
eran Jeff Mullins in a hot-scoring
period that shot the Warriors
ahead, 90-82.
While Ellis had 10 points in the
period, Mullins and Jones each had,
eight as the Warriors fired in 17
of 23 shots for .739 percentage.
During the final three minutes
of the period, the Warriors out-
scored Detroit, 16-2; and they con-
tinued their massacre in the final




period, as Mullins, Nate Thur-
mond and Cazzie Russell led the
closing blitz.
Russell had eight baskets in the
last period, during which Detroit
went without a point for six min-
utes and two seconds at one stage.
Mullins led the Warriors with 23
points and Jimmy Walker topped
the Pistons with 30.

Wings tie
ST. LOUIS - Mickey Redmond
rifled in a 30-foot slap shot with
1:34 remaining to play and lifted
the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-2 tie
with the St. Louis Blues in a Na-
tional Hockey League game last
The goal by Redmond, his fifth
of the season, rallied the Red
Wings after Barclay Plager's de-
flected shot ignited a brief St.
Louis flurry early in the period.
Plager, firing from the left point,
was wide to the right with a slap
shot, which hit defenseman Bob
Wall in front of goaltender Joe Da-
ley and skidded into the Detroit
The goal at 5:19 wiped out a 1-0
Detroit lead built on former Blues

Dartmouth ambushes Big Red


right winger Tim Ecclestone's ris-
ing shot into the St. Louis goal at
17:22 of the middle period.
St. Louis moved ahead 2-1 one
minute and 33 seconds later when
Gary Sabourin scored his third
goal of the season on a rebound
of Frank St. Marseille's shot.
Knicks nick
NEW YORK - Walt Frazier
poured in a season-high 39 points,
including 16 in the final period, as
the New York Knicks stormed back
fro ma 19-point deficit for a 112-
111 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
The Suns, paced by Dick Van
Arsdale and C o n n i e Hawkins,
surged to a 97-78 lead with 9:40
remaining. At that point,. Frazier
took charge.
He scored 14 points with a span
of 4:19 as the Knicks pulled to
within 106-104 with 3:28 left.
After New York's Dave DeBus-
schere and Van Arsdale exchanged
foul, shots, Jerry Lucas of the
Knicks hit on a three-point play,
pulling New York ahead 108-107
with 2:17 left.
New York rookie Dean Meminger
then scored on a driving lay-up
and Phoenix' Neal Walk converted
two foul shots before Frazier came
back with two more free throws
with 17 seconds left, clinching the
Seals slammed
MONTREAL-A three-goal per-
formance by right winger Yvan
Cournoyer, the fourth of his eight-
season NHL career, led the Mon-
treal Canadiens to a 7-2 victory
over the California Golden Seals.
The Canadiens dominated play,
pouring 39 shots at California goal-
tender Gifles Meloche. The Golden
Seals managed only 18 shots at
Montreal netminder Ken Dryden.

It may come as a surprise, but
one of the more interesting con-
ference championship races inthe
nation is taking place in the Ivy
League, a name not exactly syn-
onomous with big-time collegiate
football. Although the Ivys have
been largely ignored since Walter
Camp discovered land west of the
Alleghenies, the 1971 season h a s
featured not only a genuine pro
prospect in Ed 'Heismann Trophy
Candidate" Marinaro, but also a
three-team fight for the title, in-
cluding, believe it or not, Colum-
After last week's Dartmouth vic-
tory over front-running Cornell,
the Indians and the Big Red are
tied with identical 5-1 conference
records. Columbia, which upset
Dartmouth two weeks ago, is now
4-2 and en route to its first win-
ning season in ten years, with a

phy, gaining 177 yards in 44 car-
ries, and scoring on runs of 1
and 46 yards. However, an aggres-
sive Dartmouth defense held him
to 30 yards below his 206 yr.-per-
game average.
Dartmouth drew first blood, cap-
ping a 57-yard first-quarter drive
with a 27-yard field goal. Dart-
mouth ran off 24 plays in the
quarter, compared to Cornell's 10,
as Indian runners Stu Simms and
Rick Klupchak rolled up sizable
yardage behind strong blocking by
linemen Bob Norton, Joe Lesie,
and Gregg Brown.
Dartmouth's junior quarterback
Steve Stetson, starting his first
game since the 1970 opener, di-
rected two lengthy second-quart-
er drives, both culminated by
touchdowns. Stetson, who finish-
ed the day 8 for 15, ran it in
from the 1-yard line, and Bren-
dan O'Neil also scored on a one

Cornell's offense finaly got rolling,
with Marinaro scoring on a one-
yard burst. Then, with six minutes
left in the quarter, Marinaro ex-
ploded with a brilliant 46-yard
run, hurdling one tackler and out-
running two others into the end
zone, narrowing Dartmouth's lead
to 17-14.
After Cornell's kick-off, Stetson
took over again, directing a 53-
yard drive that took only eight
plays. Klupchak, Dartmouth's
leading rusher with 105 yards in
14 carries, highlighed the drive
with a slashing 17-yard run be-
hind superb blocking. End Ty-
rone Byrd scored the decisive
touchdown on a 9-yard pass from
The Dartmouth victory knock-
beaten, as the Indians stopped the-
Big Red's perfect season bid for
the fifth time.

-Associated Press
PISTON GUARD Jimmy Walker (24) shoulders into Ron Wil-
liams (21) on a drive in. last night's game against the Golden
State Warriors. Walker's belligerent action would seemingly have
drawn a toot from the referee's whistle, but surprisingly, none
was heard.



small mathematical chance at a ' yard plunge, to give the Indians
tie for the league championship. a 17-0 lead.
In last week's regionally tele- Meanwhile, the Dartmouth de-
vised game, Dartmouth ruined fense shut the door on Marinaro,
Cornell's chances for its first per- allowing him only 40 yards on 18
fect season in 32 years, as the carries, with his longest gain be-
Indians jumped out to a 17-0 half- ing a five-yarder. The Indians had
time lead, and then held off a held The Big Red Rusher to only
late surge by the Big Red to win 60 yards in their 1970 encounter,
24-14. and it was beginning to look as if
Cornell's star running back Ed they had Marinaro's number.
Marinaro continued his bid for the In the third quarter, however,
hotly contested 1971 Heisman Tro-



'Tr otters

ule and play football at the same time, and it seems only fair that CHICAGO (P) - Formation of
their scholarships give them enough time to complete their edu- an independent union by the Har-
cations. lem Globetrotters, a 23-player
However some, including Krause, would argue that athletes bac k professional basketball
are students first and should take care of their classes. Others troupe, was announced yesterday
by a Chicago attorney.
&would agree that the players need five years, but the extra year Elliott I. Goodman, former
should come after eligibility is exhausted. counsel for the Abe Saperstein
One thing, though, is certain. The redshirting schools won't family which -originated the
want to give up the practice and it will be hard to convince the Globetrotters, said he was desig-
NCAA to eliminate it. And as long as redshirting is around, the nated bargaining agent for a ma-
conferences that use it will be nationally dominant. jority of the Trotters.
Elliott said club management
t he said resulted from "poor treat-
SCORES ment," including inadequate sal-
aries for playing "twice as many
Yesterday's Results ; Chicago 95, Seattle 87 games as either the National Bas-
NHL Cleveland at Los Angeles, inc. ketball Association or American
Montreal 7, California 2 Buffalo. 102, Cincinnati 98 Basketball Association."
Detroit 2, St. Louis 2, tie Milwaukee at Portland, inc George Glet.Totrpei
Minnesota 5, Pittsburgh 1 Only games scheduled Gillette, Trotter presi-
Only games scheduled ' Today's Games dent, said he had no conversa-
NBA Baltimore at Cincinnati tion with Goodman and that
Yesterday's Results Houston at Philadelphia " f,,
Baltimore 110, Houston 107 Seattle at Atlanta
Golden State 122, Detroit 101 Phoenix at Boston by the Trotters than by higher-
New York 112, Phoenix 111 Only games scheduled salaried NBA and ABA players.
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