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Friday, November 6, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

'Page Nine







The University of Detroit athletic board at a meeting
last night voted unanimously to back Coach Harding.
DETROIT (A' -- The University of Detroit's entire varsity
basketball team - three white and 13 black players -- have
announced that they will no longer play under Coach Jim
In a letter to Father Malcolm J. Carron, S.J., the univer-
sity president, the players charged that Harding's "failure to
recognize us as human beings with human feelings, wants and
Sdesires has driven us to the point of psychological depres-
As long as Harding is coach, the players said, they will
not remain on the team. _____________

Informed of ths players' state-
ment, Harding said: "Thsn they
won't remain on the team long. I
am the head basketball coach and
will be for the next three years.''
Harding has taken a hard line
towards his squad's revolt, which
began when the 13 black players
boycotted practice Monday over
the suspension of two fellow-
players. At the time, Harding re-
fused to divulge his reasons f o r
suspending Gerald Smith and Ian
A delegation of 25 players, in-
cluding .several members of t h e
freshman team, met with Father
Carron Wednesday to discuss their
grievances with Harding, but the
'president said no decision except
to Harding himself.epaer ak
The same day, Harding said he
thought the team had two alter-
natie "Waa av ofrget
said. "Or we may issue a call for
students to come out and play
fr the school."
Harding, who coached the Min-'
Basketbal Association befor cm
ing to the University of Detroit,
is known as a strict disciplinar-'
l an. He took a hard line last sea- I
son during a similar player re- |
volt over "extremely severe" prac-
tice sessions. |

In their statement, the players
referred to that revolt, saying that
"Lhe problems. which drove us
niearly to the brink last year still
They said "everyone of us lives
and wants to play," basketball, but
that Harding had "repeatedly re-
'min ded us that being, thinking or
not conducive to the style of bas-
ketball he teaches."
vise by Fathe Cao tha I
with the ball club," and that
Father Carron would not be in-
volved any further.
He sid he kne onoseic
reasons why the players shol
walk out, but that he supposed
there was a "lack of communica-
tion and a personalty conflict."
"I have a certain way I want
things done," he said. "You have
to pay a price to be a winner,"

Frosh tackle Irish
By JIM EPSTEIN r u n n i n g attack. The ground
Michigan's undefeated freshman troops garnered 409 yards, led by
football squad (1-0) today faces Harry Banks with a total of 191
what could be its easiest oppo- Ba18crs. htlsot n
nent: Notre Dame. BcsE htlsot n
Miciga Stte th oter p-Bob Thorn blach also topped te
ponent, vanquished by the Wol-. Wolverines used three men at
veines 41-2 at eek, ha 4pre- quarterback; Tom Slade, Kevin
iul tn the rish, 2t4t-14. Casey and Greg Koss, who finish-
Notre Dame needed a late rally attempts.peton m1
to make the score respectable. In Freshman coach Tirrel Burtou
fact, the Irish, in their two games, plans to use the passing game
have not scored In the first half, more than in the first game "if
In their other game, against! the game situation is right." Bur-
Tennessee, Notre Dame trailed: ton did not plan on the dearth of
20-0 at the end of three quarters passing, it just worked out that
before a fourth period charge gave way.
them a 2 1-20 victory. Burton also plans to play less
The Notre Dame squad seems: players on both offense and de-
to be somewhat of a disappoint- fense than he did against the
inent to the Irish. Sports Informa- Spartans. In last week's contest
tion Director Roger Valdiserri de- ithe linemen had to go both ways
scribed the team as "not one of and they appeared much the
the best teams of recent years." worse for wear in the second half.
The best prospects on the Notre Burton's plans 'to play his line-
Dame freshman team are quarter- men one way "as long as we can
back Cliff Brown and halfback get away with it." But the size of
Gary Diminick. Brown, in the two the team is such that it will be
games, has hit on 35 of 71 passes jhard to find a good man for every
for 431 yards. Diminick's statistics! spot.
are not as impressive as Brown's, The Baby Blue have been bless-
but the Irish have been so far ed so far with good luck as far as
behind at most times in their injuries are concerned. The only
games that running has been held player out for the game is John
to a minimum. Thomas.
squad that sholdabe up forhis Michigan Stadium, ill begna
game following their opening vic- 12:00, moved up an hour from the
tory. The main feature of the original starting time. All season
Michigan -Michigan State fresh- ticket holders for the varsity
man affair was the Baby Blue's games will be admitted free.

-Associated Press
TERRY DRISCOLL (right) of the Detroit Pistons and Herm
Gilliam of the Buffalo Braves chase the ball in last night's Na-
tional Basketball Association. The Pistons won the game, 121-109,
making their season record 12-1, the best Detroit start in history.

-Associated Press
GLENN HALL, St. Louis' goalie, ventures out of the net to turn
back a drive by Boston's Wayne Cashman (12). The Bruins ex-
perienced many similar woes last night as the Blues blanked them
2-0 in Boston, their first home loss since January.

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By The Associated Press deiphians 29-2 1 the rest of the way
DETROIT - The Detroit Pis- while breaking a two-game losing
tons spurted away late in the third string.,
quarter and went on to crush Defenseman Larry Brown, just
the hapless Buffalo Braves, 121- acquired from New York last
109, in a National Basketball As- weekend, scored his first Detroit
sociation game last night. goal when he slapped his own re-
It was the twelfth victory in bound over goalie Doug Favell's
13 starts for the Pistons, who con- shoulder at 8:31 of the second
tinue to enjoy their greatest start period.

Cunucks cluck Blues registered a 2-0 National
Hockey League victory and handed
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Poul Popiel the Bruins their first home loss
score his ssecond d third goal since last January.
mnsof the send efrtd sevnd .s. Marseille broke the Bruins
the Vancouver Canucks went on~ secods byfring a 130-footeshot
to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo. eod yfrnga3-otso
Sabres in a National Hockey past Boston Goalie Eddie Johnston
Leage mtch astnigh. .at 16:57 of the second period. It
Leage mach lst nghtwas St. Marseille's first goal of

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C hsinceopeningitseseaso witht ah Wings with3 h third period onl then he 2beat goalie Roe rze
~7 ft rli~ . Ii(oot ates t 11 incheotird 2apseconds old. Howe deflected 1 at6 :54 after taking a goal-mouth
SBuffalo hung close until two defenseman Ron Harris' blistering as rmAndre Boudrias.
miue eandi h hr lpfrom the right point past * ,
yielded calld shot homerperiod when Detro-it broke away Favell. who had no chance. .le ln r in
from a four-point advantage Onl Favell prevented Detroit from IO ln r m
HOLLISTER, Calift WA)-Charlie took two called strikes then point- two baskets and two freethrows further cushioning its lead with BOSTON - Frank St. Marseills
Root, the former Chicago Cubs ed to the center field flag pole, by Dave fling, and a three-point brilliant saves on Howe and snapped Boston's long shutout
pitcher who gave up Babe Ruth's where he blasted the next pitch, play by Terry Dischinger to make Wayne Connelly in the third per- string in the second period and
legendary "called shot" home run The Yankees won the game 7-5. it 89-80 going into the final period. iod. Howe led both clubs with goalies Glenn Hall and Ernie Wa-
in the 1932 World Series, died yes- Baseball historians differ over Then Bob Lanier and Jimmy eight shots on goal, his season kely combined for a brilliant ef-
terday. He was 71 whether the Babe was actually jWalker took over for Detroit to high. fort last night as the St. Louis
Root, who won over 200 games, Jcalling his shot. Some say he was build up a 21-point advantage -
said many times he was "tired of Iinstead indicating how many before the Braves rallied to close
being the goat." The home run strikes were left. Others maintain the gap in the closing minutes.
came in the third game of the he was waving his bat at Root be-. Bing once more led the Pistons
Series, which had been bitter from cause of taunting by the Chicago. with 28 points while Walker had
the start, with the score 5-5. bench. In describing the incident 19 and Lanier 15. Mike Davis with
According to the legend, Ruth later, Ruth said "it was a damn 30, paced the Braves.
___ - -fool thing to do" and that it was
1 . ~~~lucky that he hit the home run. ig i n
1941 with i fetim rcrof 2201 DETROIT - Gordie Howe
160 for his reputation was a. scored his sixth goal of the season
rectd y to0 as~well as a mio l eagu rnage Ichio for hi sixthato lead theDe-
after his career ended. troit Red Wings to a 3-1 victory
The Michigan Wolveriens go Root had been in the hospital iover the Philadelphia Flyers last*
into Saturday's game against Illi- for three weeks before his death' night in a National Hockey League
nois with the same healthy per- ye rdy He had been seriously game.
sonnel as that against Wisconsin. ill for several months. Philadelphia shocked Detr'oit
Billy Taylor, who received s o m e .:I..,2,..,.4:,..,,,... ......... with a quick goal by rookie Sei'ge
badly sprained chest ligaments af- h. ""'' '' .:m Am Beinier at the 17-second mark of
BaIdgerlinemaen, has fully recov sCneSapped in Hiowe's' passout dureig "We a rnswn ihhsdneh
sred. Head coach fBo Schembech-.B a power play at 4:33 to even the beoe lae ihhmef LT
ler said, "He's fine and we expect Detroit 121, Buffal 109 scoie. bCmSpe~dWt isl.PAO
him to play a great deal." Baltimore at Portland, inc Bernier', alone at Detroit goalie Let Us PleaeYo W'ith Ou Fin
Oneof ill Taloss rom- Only games scheduled .Roy Edward's right, banged in the 6S uu n
mates, Mike Taylor is also expect- Floridians 130, Tea 110 rebound of Barry Ashbee's point Selection of WAines
ed to reappear in the Wolverine's Only games scheduled shot. It was Bernier's fifth goal Oe rm]1AM- ..2,mlsfo
lineup. Mike injured a knee in the 'NHL of the season. Det'in- P M - 1 P .M .NOPM.TH CM PUe S
Fourth quarter of the Minnesota vancuver 4,Bffalo 1ThFyrsushtDtot4-4PM-1P..N RHC PU
lame and was pronounced fit andy DetroIt 3, PhIladelphia 1 in the first period, but Detroit
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Schembechler added. I a ST HIS F R IDAY! NOV. 6!1____ ______________________
The only Wolverine who is still * ______ ___

the season.
Tehe Bruinss, wh hd gnen
since a 1-0 loss to Chicago last
January 17, were frustrated for
two periods ,by Hall and then by
Wakely in the finale.

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