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Page Ten

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Tuesday, November 30, 1971

Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Tuesday, November 30, 1971

Maplemen

By JOHN PAPANEK
Johnny Orr is an optimistic
man.
Tp hear him tell it, -Michi-
gan's basketball fortunes are
looking good, although admit-
tedly not as good as they might
have.
"We think we're going to have
a good team this year . . . We
know we will," the coach said
yesterday. But just how good
remains to be seen.
A few months back, when the
n a t i o n a 1 basketball preview
magazines came out, Michigan

was rated consistently in the
top 10 or 15 in the nation.
After a strong second place
finish in the Big Ten with a 19-
7 record, and a stint as the Big
Ten's first representative to the
National Invitational Tourna-
ment ,the Wolverines had every
reason to expect big things in
1971-72.
With three of last year's
starters returning, including the
super-soph All-American Hen-
ry Wilinore, Michigan would
certainly be a team to reckon
with.
MARTI STARS

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But in October, things began
to fall apart, Big 6-11 center
Ken Brady, who averaged 12.9
points a game and was the fifth
leading rebounder in the con-
ference, underwent knee surgery
and was lost to the team at
least until January.
Then three promising sopho-
mores, Mike Weaver, John
Bridges and Sam Brady all
suffered from classrooms dif-
ficulties and their eligibility was
a question mark.
But with Michigan's opener
at Notre Dame just 24 hours

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ahead, things are looking better.
Ken Brady is still out, although
he's off his crutches and wait-
ing for the okay to begin work-
outs. Sam Brady and Weaver
have miraculously recovered,
and Bridges, whose troubles
were "personal", will be ready by
the Big Ten season in Janu-
ary.
And the Wolverines still have
Wilmore, who, Orr has been
heard to call "the best basket-
ball player in the country."
Having a spectacular season as
a sophomore, averaging 25
points per game and 28 in the
Big Ten, he will undoubtedly
be the big gun for Michigan this
year especially in Brady's
absence.
To take advantage of Wil-
more'stability, the Wolverines
will concentrate this year on
isolating him with the ball to
go one on one with his de-
fender.
Compounding the temporary
loss of big Brady, the Wolver-
ines will have to replace their
ace playmaker and ball handler
Dan Fife, and their best defen-
sive forward, Rod Ford, both
of whom graduated.
Filling in for Brady will be
junior Ernie Johnson, who at
6-9, and 200 pounds is neither
as big nor as strong as the pow-
erful Brady. But Johnson has
improved a great deal and ac-
cording to. Orr, "Ernie is one
of the best defensive players in
the country."

opes

Gymnastsl
By DAN BORUS Iowa State, which garnered the His best finish was second in'
As the cold winter wind blew first three positions with incredi- the horizontal bars with, an over-
across from Lake Michigan and ble aplumb. Rusty Pierce, Michi- all average of 9.10. He also placed
another group of Mayor Daley's gan's pride and joy, finished fifth fourth in the parallel bars and
finest took care of an errant long- -.7 points off the pace. seventh in the all-around compe-
haired youth or black, the Michi- Co-captain Dick Kaziny show- tition, which is the summation of
gan Wolverine gymnastics team ed fine form in placing second in each competitor's scores with theE
opened its season with fine indi- the floor exercise, .05 away from results of the compulsaries h e 1 dI
vidual performances at the Mid- total glory with a score of 8.95. Friday night.
west Gymnastic Open. Ward Black followed him snag- Iowa State dominated most of
The Open, sporting the largest ging third with a score of 8.90, re- the events capturing four cham-
field in its history, had individuals ceiving his highest from those ar- pionships as Brent Simmons led4
of all caliber and experienge com- biters who were the hardest to the way with two titles - the all-
peting with one another. No team charm. around and the horizontal bars.
scores were kept. The most durable and consist- Loken explained the reason for
In six of the eight events - long ent flying Wolverine was co-cap- the low scores. 10 being perfect
horse, free exercise, side horse, tain Ted Marti who procured fin- and normal championship scores
rings, parallel bars, and the hors- alist finishes in parallel bars, hqr- 'run around 9.6 or 9.7, was be-
zontal bars - there were as many izontal bars, and in the all-around cause of New Rules adopted by the
as 115 contestants. But from these competition. NCAA this year.
original aspirants, only eight skill- - ~ - -
ed men in each event made the 10.
finals on Saturday night.P o
Coach Newt Loken expressed sl
pleasure with the -maiden Michi-
gan performance, which resulted ,
in Wolverinefinalists inbsded 1 - ~ l R S e t
events. He indicated it boded welliveD ~ 1 h ad
for a Michigan defense of its Big
Ten title. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. ((ii)-Baseball's annual winter meet-
The trampoline, which is a rela- ings exploded with three major trades yesterday involving a
Open, was a Michiganeent awealth of big names that included pitchers Sam. McDowell,
Gedrge Huntzicker took the event Gaylord Perry and Ken Holtzman, and slugger Lee May.
with a score of 9.5. Cleveland swapped pitching ace McDowell to San Fran-
Huntzicker, who captured his cisco for Perry and infielder. Frank Duffy. Holtzman moved
third title, far outdistanced his from the Chicago Cubs to Oakland in exchange for outfielder
coinpetition as the nearest com-
petitor could only manage a 9.05 Rick Monday, and May went from Cincinnati to Houston in
Teammates Mason Kauffman and an eight-man deal.
Chris Keane finished sixth a n d The McDowell-Perry swap was a trade of pitching super-
seventh respectively.
The longhorse was dominated by-' stars. Sudden Sam, 29, who had a falling out with the Indians'

dily
sports
NIGHT EDITORS:
GERI and JIM
Veteran Wayne Grabiec is
the other guard who combines
accurate shooting with his 6-6
size. Last year, Grabiec made
just under 50 per cent of his
shots and held an 11.6 point
average in Big Ten play.
But the biggest void for the
Wolverines to fill is the guard
spot vacated by Fife. Co-captain
Dave Hart, a puny 5-6, holds
that spot right now, but is fac-
ing a challenge from sopho-
mores Terry Tyler and Weaver,
and junior Greg Buss.
Michigan's brand of basket-
ball will be changed slightly, at
lease until Ken Brady returns.
Without a strong big man, the
Wolverines will not be able to
run as much as they did last
year. "We're not deliberately
going to change our game," Orr
said, "But we are not going to
run as much as we have in the
past."
So Orr is taking it easy. He
will use Michigan's six non-con-
ference games and two Holiday
tournaments to evaluate the
team and decide on the best at-
tack to use.

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-Associated Press
Clouds cloud football game
Thick, cumulus clouds covered the entire Miami Bay area last night as the Dolphins whopped the
Chicago Bears 34-3. Promoters decided (at the last moment) not to move the game to Texas, not
palled by the threatening, treacherous umbrage as the Astrodome was booked for a travelling circus
and calliope show. The Cotton Bowl had been taken over by weevils.

Professional League Standings

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FOOTBALL
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Eastern Division
W L T Pct. pts
ii 8 1 1 .889 238
8 3 0 .727 258
ng. 4 7 0 .364 177
Jets 4 7 0 .364 154
1 10 0 .091 161
Central Division
6 5 0 .545 213
5 6 0 .455 208
4 7 0 .363 223
1 9 1 .100 53
Western Division

op-
117
116
282
230
328
236
227
178
280

BASKETBALL
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct.
Boston 14 9 .609
New York . 13 9 .591
Philadelphia 11 12 .478
Buffalo 8 13 .381
Central Division
Baltimore 10 12 .455
Cincinnati 7 12 .368
Cleveland 8 14 .364
Atlanta 5 16 .238
WESTERN CONFERENCE
' Midwest Division
Milwaukee 21 3 .875
Chicago 14 6 .700
Phoenix 10 11 .476
Detroit 9 13 .409
Pacific Division
Los Angeles 20 3 .870
Golden St. 15 9 .625
Seattle 14 9 .609
Houston 5 18 .217
Portland 3 18 .143

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GO BLUE.!
With a New
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MICHIGAN
LAMP

Taking over at the opposite
forward spot from Wilmore is
John Lockard, a beefy 6-5, 220-
pounder. who Orr's considers
the team's most improved play-
er.

Oak.
K. C.
S. Diego

7 2 2 .778

HUGE HOOPSTERS:

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Badgers bet on tIro of t
tists
eigh
By AL SHACKELFORD brother Kerry as Wisconsin's pro- list.
A pair of towering twin maple- bable starting center; Powless Ti
men and a guy named Gary pro- characterizes Kim as the "better the
vide the key to Wisconsin's basket- leaper and runner" of the two wor
ball success this season. Both brothers racked up rebounds pitc
Last year the Badgers slogged in double figures for the B a b y ieac
through a typical 9-15 campaign. Badgers. .a.
shining only in close losses to: For Wisconsin, it's what's up cluib
Marquette (72-69) and Michigan front-that counts, as talented jun- MC
(90-89) and a late-season upset iors Leon Howard and Gary Wat- MCa
Df unpredictable Indiana. son return to man the corners. cias
was
But Coach John Powless is bet- Howard scored at a 14.8 rate last had
ting his Doctor Dentons that a season, second only to graduated Per
trio of precocious sophomores will Badger Clarence Sherrod. Watson who
life the Badgers to Big Ten re- also hit for double figures, and
spectability. . both forwards picked off a b o u t T]
Most valuable freshman Gary eight caroms per game. . oe
Anderson and the gangling 6-11 "'This is the most optimistic ke,
Hughes twins, Kim and Kerry, will group I've had from top to bot- Art:
mesh with a gear flock .of return- tom," chirps Powless about his
ing cagers as the Badgers aim for ballclub. T
at least a .500 percentage in the Offhandedly, he adds, "We may to 1
talent-laden Big Ten. be the only team to play Marquette sea
If Anderson lives up to his bally- twice in Milwaukee." in f

nagement and quit the
m fora week midway:
nugh the 1971 season, fin-
ed with a 13-17 record and
strikeouts. He has been one
he most prolific strikeout ar-
sin the majors with 2,159 for!
at seasons-17th on the all-time
'e 33-year-old Perry, 16-12 for
Giants last season, has been a
khorse throughout his career,
hing 250 or more innings in
1i of the last six seasons.
We've been talking to several
bs in general areas, regarding
Dowell." said Gabe Paul, gen-
. manager of the Indians. "This
the first concrete proposal we
. We wanted a pitcher of
ry's stature and an infielder
could play regularly for us."
Lhe Reds got second baseman
Morgan, infielder Dennis Men-
pitcher Jack Billingham and
ielders Cesar Geronimo and Ed
mbrister.
'he key man for the Astros had
be May, who batted .278 last
son and has slugged 147 homers
five full seasons for the Reds.
ITTSBURGH (U) -- The Pitts-
gh Penguins of the National
key League yesterday sold
ht-winger Billy Hicke to the
roit Red Wings for an undis-
ed amount.

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hooed potential, he will add punch
to an otherwise bland Badger
backcourt. Returners Bob Frasor
and Lee Oler didn't set the woods
xn fire last season, netting only
about 14 points a game combined.
Frasor is a fine defensive ballplay-
er, however, and will pilot the
Wisconsin offense.
Anderson brought rave notices
with him from Madison's B o b
LaFollette High and blipped the
cords for 23.3 points a game lead-
ing the frosh to, an 11-1 season.
Competing with Anderson for a
guard spot is slippery Lamont
Weaver, who spent his frosh sea-
son on the sidelines as a non-pre-
dictor.
Kim Hughes has edged ahead ofj
For the student body:
Genuine

The young Hughes kids will get
a real test from the Warriors, who
made no Chones about beating the
tar out of people. Should the Bad-
ger youngsters mature in battle
and quickly click, Wisconsin mightj
just be able to attain Big Ten
mediocrity. More likely, though.
their losing ways will continue for
at least another year.

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Weekend Trip to Collingwood, Ontario
Jan. 21-23, 1972-Contact: Dave Nelson, 761-0038
Christmas Trip to Mont. Tremblant, Quebec
Jan. 1-9, 1972-Contact: Lisa Stansby, 764-1085
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