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'Pa de Six


Wednesday, September 23, 1970

'Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, September 23, 1970


Big Ten grid prestige waning

It has been a long standing
tradition that the Big Ten is
where college football is really
played and that it is the job of
the other college teams in the
country to equal the Big Ten.
However, in what is rapidly be-
coming a new tradition, the Big
Ten teams did not exactly make
devastating showings against their
non-conference rivals of the past
week end.
Only three Big Ten teams, Mich-
igan, Purdue and Illinois, man-
aged to come out on the winning
side of the ledger. The Fighting Il-
lini, the doormat of the league for
the past few seasons, not only
pulled one of the upsets of the
young season but showed the most
convincing form of any of the Big
Ten teams.
Illini coach Jim Valek thinks
that Big Ten superiority is a myth
of the past. "Ten years ago the
Big Ten may have played the best
football in the country. Now the

Big Eight and some of the Western
and Southern Conferences are as
good if not better. I don't think!
that Big Ten coaches go easy in
their non-conference games. Most
Big Ten teams are not good
enough to do that."
Valek has three hypotheses as
to why the Big Ten is losing in
prestige. Member schools are
granted only thirty football tend-
ers per year while other confer-
ences are able to recruit a larger
number of players. Several con-
ferences have looser red shirt rules
which gives players greater eligi-
bility. And the Big 'Ten has strict
academic requirements so that
many high school stars are unable
to make the grade scholastically
and head for non Big Ten schools.
Despite his misgivings about the
conference, Valek was delighted
with the play of his own charges.
Quarterback Mike Wells, one of
eight sophomores in the starting
lineup, led Illinois to a 20-16 vic-
tory over a good Oregon team to

break an eleven game losing
streak. The Illini almost coin-
pletely stoped the touted Oregon
passing game while managing to
pass and kick their way to success.
This is a rebuilding year for Il-
linois as Valek thinks he may start
as many as twelve sophomores in
later games. However, "I think
that with the exception of Ohio
State and Michigan, we can play
on equal terms with the rest of
our opponents."
The Boilermakers of Purdue
eeked out a 15-0 victory over in-
experienced Texas Christian. The
Horned Frogs held Purdue to only
a field goal through the first three
quarters and it was not until the
final six minutes of the game that
the Boilermakers w e r e able to
force across two touchdowns. Pur-
due may have lost more than they
gained as their offeisive center
George Buchnan suffered a brok-
en leg and star receiver Ashley
Bell sustained a shoulder separa-


It was all down hill for the oth-
er six Big Ten teams which saw
action. The Michigan State Spar-
tans fell victim to a record break-
ing performance by Washington's
Sonny Sixkiller. The Huskies who
will run up against the Wolve-
rines' defense this week end, ran
up close to 600 yards in trouncing
the Spartans 42-16.
The Indiana Hoosiers, minus
the stars who led them to a 4-6
season last year, were stampeded
by the Colorado Buffaloes, 16-9.
The Hoosiers gave up only one
touchdown, but allowed the Buf-
faloes three field goals, enough for
the winning margin.
The Minnesota Gophers saw
their hopes of being a contender
in the Big Ten smashed at the
hands of Missouri. The favored
Tigers who have never 1o s t a
game to the Gophers were held
scoreless until the second h a 1 f
when they erupted for 34 points
and coasted toa 34-12 victory.
Hapless Northwestern d r e w
highly ranked Notre Dame f o r
their first game and were behind
14-0 by the end of the first quar-
ter. The Irish steam roller kept
on moving as the final score was
The Wisconsin Badgers were
able to keep powerful Oklahoma
in check for the first half of their
game. However, in the second half
the Sooner defense held the Bad-
gers to only one first down as Ok-
lahoma scored three touchdowns
for a 21-7 triumph.
Iowa, minus last year's ? s t a r
quarterback Larry Lawrence, was
unable to put up much of a fight
and °lost to. Oregon State 21-14.
Ohio State, which plays one less
game than its Big Ten counter-
parts,,misseda chance to p u t
their superiority on the line.


Georgia Tech starting black QB

Any sophomore quarterback who
finds himself in a starting r o 1 e
is under considerable pressure. If
his team is a major college with a
proud football heritage, his prob-
lems are multiplied.
If that school has been in a
slump in recent years and is
counting on him to be an import-
ant factor in leading it back to
gridiron glory, the pressure is
even further compounded.
If the quarterback is black and
the school he is playing for is
rGeorgia Tech, one would imagine
that hs would develop an ulcer

When you've found someone
to share your dream,
we have rings for the
two of you to share.
JaNcob O

Contemporary Affairs Forum
Ignostic Rabbi: SHERWIN WINE
Bruce Warshol liberal
Joel Poipko, traditionalist
Wed., Sept. 23, 8 P.M.
1429 HILL

before the first game. And this
is exactly the situation E d d i e'
McAshan is in, the first black var-
sity athlete of any kind at Georgia
Tech, and the first of his race to
play quarterback for a major col-
lege in the South.
Eddie McAshan had always
wanted to play in the South, not
so much to break any barriers,
but so that he could play in a
warm climate. Heavily recruited
after a brilliant high school ca-
reer, he received offers from all
of the Ivy League schools, as well
as many Midwestern powers, in-
cluding Ohio State. Disregarding
all but a few such offers, he nar-
rowed his choices to Georgia
Tech, Florida State, and Miami,
from which list he chose the Yel-.
Aithough from Gainesville, Flor-
ida, home of the University of
Florida, Eddie never really con-
sidered the Gators. This is under-
standable since the year before,
Florida had recruited several top
quarterbacks, including J o h n
Reaves. That, plus a desire to "get
away" led to his departure.
Georgia Tech has won both of
its games this season, but although
McAshan reports that it's "good
to win," he has not been satisfied
with his performance up to now.
He must be the only one who
In the season opener against
South Carolina, Eddie completed
20 of 38 passes for over 200 yards
and a touchdown. In addition, he
led the Yellowjackets on two
fourth quarter touchdown. drives
in the 23-20 victory.
Last week, against Florida State,
he completed 13 passes in 25 at-
tempts for 160 yards and another
Intrepid wines
third straighit
NEWPORT, R.I. (iP) - Intrepid
beat the Australian challenger,
Gre tel II, in a third and closely-
contested yacht race yesterday
and needs only one more victory
for a sweep of the America's Cup
The next race will be staged
Thursday, with a layoff Wednes-
day, requested by the challenger.
The American defender, skip-
pered by Bill Ficker, overtook
Gretel II after the Australian
yacht had t a k e n a five-length
lead shortly after the start and
moved to the front by 46 seconds
at the first mark.

touchdown as Georgia Tech won
again, 23-13. Eddie wanted to beat
the Seminoles "real bad," as they
had been making disparaging com-
ments about the Yellowjackets
and about McAshan in particular.
Surprisingly, Eddie reports that
he doesn't feel any overt amount
of pressure because of his race.
He also hasn't noticed any racial
slurs cast in his direction, although
he "imagines that there is s o m e
going on.
This week Georgia Tech will
play Miami, one of the schools
McAshon wanted to go to, but
Eddie will not be especially u for
the contest. "I just want to win
them all," he reports, "I'm not
pointing for anyone in particular."
To achieve that goal of winning
them all, Eddie feels that he has
teammates of quality, but that
there are a lot of "younger players
who need a lot of work." Primar-
ily a passer, he has a number of
receivers who are "not great, but
they can do the job."
Atlanta, home of Georgia Tech,
is generally considered very pro-*
gressive and liberal on the issue of
race, but McAshon does not find
this necessarily true. "It's a lot
larger than most places in t h e
South, so the problems are more
hidden. If it were smaller, I think
it would be about the same."
McAshan, an industrial man-
agement major, may not find At-
lanta so much to his liking, but
it is obvious that if he can main-
tain his current level of perform-
ance, Atlanta won't object to him
too much. Not, at least, on the
football field.

Whether you call it football or
soccer, the game is the same one
that has drivenmillions of frenz-
led fans to the limits of fanaticism.
It is the same one that h as
caused wars to be fought, riots to
be staged, and officials to fear for,
their lives when they make a call
to the disfavor of the home fans.
What makes soccer such an!
emotional game? One factor is the
strong loyalty of the fans to their
team - usually a national or re-
gional team. If the team loses, the
country loses face.
But another reason is the ex-
citing action inherent in the game
itself. And Michigan is not going
to let such excitement slip by un-
noticed as growing interest in the
sport has swollen the ranks of
the Michigan Soccer Club.
Although only ,a club sport, as

many as 40 people have gone out
for the Wolverine squad so far
this year. With this support Coach
Bob Peters sees a definite future
for soccer on the varsity level.
"The sooner the university pays
attention to soccer, the better it
will be for the university.. . Many
good players have come and goe,
here," he says.'
In addition, a large percentage'
of the players out for the team
this season are Americans a n d
25 per cent are graduate students,
indicating that soccer has broad-
ened its scope of interest at Mich-
Being a club sport restricts the
team in many ways. Funding is
done mainly through club dues,
while transportation to away
games must be arranged by the
club members themselves. This
severely limits the number and
types of opponents the team can
Getting a field to play on has
been quite a problem. Up until
last week, Palmer field was ruled
out due to rugby practice and

physical education classes, while
Wines field was taken over by in-
But last week, the soccer squad
finally found a home - at the
golf practice field pn Fuller St.
Prospectsi for this year look very
good, especially with the large
turnout. The club is even con-
sidering splitting up into two
squads to give more people a
chance to play.
Three years ago, the Michigan
soccer club scrimmaged Michigan
State's varsity and managed to'tie
This year's team will be led by
Coach Peters and Wylie Living-
.ston on defense, Karol Krotki, in
goal, Captain Miguel Taube and
Jerry Saalfeld at half-back, and
Jean Gilles and Steve Panaretos at
;The Wolverine squad opens its
season against Toledo at Toledo
on September 26th. The remainder
of the schedule includes games
with Notre Dame, Western Mich-
igan, Kentucky, and Northern Il-

Soccer club. kicIks out the jams

-Daily-Sara Krulwich
ARIZONA LINEBACKER Greg Boyd (45) brings down Michigan
tight end Paul Seymour in last Saturday's 20-9 Wolverine victory.
Seymour caught 2 passes for 27 yards in the victory. Michigan
was one of three Big Ten schools to defeat nonconference oppon-
ents, the'other two being Purdue and Illinois.


All those who completed courses held this
past year at the Bell Tower Hotel achieved
speeds of 800 to 1800 w.p.m. with the same
or increased comprehension they had at their
slower reading rates.

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-save hours, use your time more efficiently
-learn to read 3 to 10 times faster than
you do now
-improve your.comprehension and increase your
enjoyment of reading material
at a cost less than HALF that of nearly all
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Throughout the years at Michigan, there have been literally
hundreds of guitar pickers, lint pickers, and nose pickers, but the
Daily sports staff offers you, our devoted readers, the opportunity to
move up from picking your lowly guitars, sweaters or noses to the
ultimate height of picking griddes.
True, picking guitars may bet you fame, picking lint get you
clean sweaters, and picking noses get you sick, but successful gridde
pickings is guaranteed to get you indigestion; for every week's top
gridde picker will receive a lukewarm Cottage Inn Pizza with all
possible dispatch.
While you are picking your gridde choices, the noted Cottage
Inn chefs will be waiting for the chance to meld all the new things
they have been picking into another one of their culinary delights.
Speaking of being picked on, the Daughters of the American
Revolution are pestering the Utah Stars of the American Basketball
Association because they are wearing the American flag on their
trunks. The DAR would spend their time better' if they concentrated
on gridde pickings rather than knit picking. The deadline for entries.
in this week's gridde pickings is midnight Friday, so pick yourself up
and get your entries over to the Daily.

Doiph predicts cage* merg er;
Twints toast Vicda with bubblyI
By The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Commissioner Jack Dolph of the American
Basketball Association said yesterday that a merger with the National
Basketball Association may be only months away.
Dolph told a news conference chances are "about 50-50 that the
two leagues will hold a joint draft this year and are almost a sure
thing for the following year.".
" OAKLAND - Rookie southpaw Vida Blue delayed the Minne-
sota Twins' Western Division title-clincher by fast-balling the
Athletics to a no-hit 6-0 victory Mdnday night and got two unexpected
1. A $2,000 bonus from A's owner, Charles O. Finley, and
2. A bottle of champagne which Twins' manager Bill Rigney
was chilling for a celebration that had to be postponed.


Bring a book toa free, ive demonitration of the reading skills which will be ought in a GUARANTEED
course offered this semester,
Last Demonstration This Week-Thurst, Sept. 24-7:30 P.M.
at the Bell Tower Hotel, 300 So. Thayer St., across from Burton Tower




Don't just hang there with your reading
skill. Develop, improve, refine your

$10.50 per month

1. MICHIGAN at Washington
(pick score)
2. Northwestern at UCLA
3. Purdue at Notre Dame
4. Texas A&M at Ohio State
5. Washington State at Michigan
6. Southern California at Iowa
7. Texas Christian at Wisconsin
8. Ohio U. at Minnesota
9. Tulane at Illinois'
10. Indiana at California


Penn State at Colorado
Air Force at Missouri
Oregon State at Oklahon
Connecticut at Yale
Florida at Alabama
Tennessee at Auburn
New Mexico State at Sou
Kansas at Syracuse
Rutgers at Princeton
Lebanon Valley at Dickin



O MONTREAL - A rule change that will enable the National
Hockey League to settle ties for playoff positions more readily will
thern be submitted to the league governors at a New York meeting Oct. 7.
Clarence Campbell, NHL president, said yesterday he will again
propose that any ties for playoff positions be settled on the basis
of teams' performances against each other during the regular season.
The plan would avoid a repeat of last spring's wild windup when
ison New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens tied for the fourth and
final playoff spot in the East Division.
Both clubs had 92 points but in their final games, New York
slashed a 9-5 win from Detroit Red Wings while the Canadiens
dropped a 10-2 decision to Chicago Black Hawks.: This allowed New
York in to the playoffs because the club's 246 total goals scored
was two better ,than the Canadiens: Both had identical 38-22-16
records over the 76 game schedule.

reading skill, now. At no extra


GRADUATES of the Evelyn Wood Read-
ing Dynamics have their workshop on
Sunday, Sept. 27,2-3 P.M. at the Mich-
igan Union, Rm. 3D. Bring your note-
book, your textbooks, paper and pen-
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Ann Arbor Area Peace Action Coalition


HEAR: JERRY GORDON-Co-chairman, National Peace Action Coali
JOE MILES-Socialist Workers candidate for Congress in
Mass., black antiwar GI, founder of GI's United Against.
the War
MIKE STILLWAGON-Democratic candidate for Congress in

You have not purchased your

a. You obviously 'prefer
to remain

b. You will never graduate
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