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Wednesday, November 11, 1970 /


Page Seven

Wednesday, November 11, 1970 / THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Powell named A.L. MVP
NEW YORK (N) - Big, Boog Powell, the slugging f i r s t
baseman who led Baltimore to its third world championship
in five years, was named the American League's Most Val-
uable Player for the 1970 baseball season yesterday.
Powell, runner-up to Minnesota's Harmon Killebrew inc *
the 1969 MVP balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of
America, won handily this time over the Twins' Tony Oliva
to give the Orioles their first individual award of the year. S P O R T S
Ralph Houk of the New York Yankees beat out the Ori-
oles' Earl Weaver for the AL Manager of the Year prize and NIGHT EDITOR: BOB ANDREWS
Minnesota right-hander Jim Perry topped Baltimore's three
20-game winners in the Cy Young Award voting.
The 29-year-old Powell, who packs 260 pounds on his 6-
foot-4 frame, provided a ma---_---
jor share of the punch in the WOLVERINES FIFTH:
Orioles' Eastern Division run-
away, batting .279, w i t h 35
homers and 114 runs batted
in. Irish corral Lorndorns in DOl


-Daily-Sara Krulwich

Billy Taylor (42) gains yardage against Illinois

Taylor and Do ughty:

of two; of


Despite winning the Big Ten
co-championship last year and
playing their way into the Rose
Bowl, it was never known whe-
ther or not the Wolverines real-
ized their full offensive poten-
tial. The reason is simple:
There was always a great run-
ning back sitting on the bench.
Of course, Bo Schembech-
ler's problem was one any coach
would love to have. That is,
which super-soph to play, Billy
Taylor or Glenn Doughty?
SAs it turned out, Schembech-
ler seldom had to make that de-
cision because on-, of his tail-
backs was usually hurt while
the other one played.
First, it was Taylor's turn to
sit out, recovering from an in-
jury suffered just prior to the
start of the season. Doughty
became the man to make the
fans forget Ron Johnson, and he
rose to the occasion, leading
on this
it occurs

the Wolverines to one-sided vic-
tories in their first two games.
But then the tables turned
on Doughty when he injured his
leg in the Missouri game and
before you could spell Bennie
Oosterbaan, Taylor became the
top running threat in the Big
Ten, and poor Doughty was
Wally Pipped.
For those who don't remember,
Pipp was the regular Yankee
first baseman who took a rest
one day and a kid named Lou
Gehrig took his place and played
the next 2,136 consecutive
,Doughty recovered by the be-
ginning of November, but he
was still second fiddle to Tay-
lor. It was during this time that
fans and reporters tried to hint
at a degree of animosity be-
tween the two.
"All last year, reporters tried
to find animosity between B.T.
and me," says Doughty, "I just
and that


couldn't understand it. It was
never there."
"We both knew we had the
ability to do the job," Taylor
agreed, "We needed each other
in case one of us got hurt."
No better evidence of their
lack of animosity can be found
than the fact that they live
together, in a large house along
with five other football players.
The seven msn are all juniors
and all black, and they named
the house "The Den of the
Mellow Men."
Tom Darden, Michigan de-
fensive back and one of the Mel-
low Men, described the arrange-
ment: "We've really got some-
thing here. We all came here
together not knowing anybody
and through a common bond -
football - we got together. But
now, you can take football away
and we still have it."
The glib Darden was close to
Taylor and Doughty last season
and he knows their relationship,
"Man, I'm prejudiced; I live
with the dudes!" he admitted,
"But I'll tell you they're as
close as any two guys on the
Of course, this is the year that
Schembechler was determined
to get both Taylor and Doughty
into the same backfield. At first
he tried Taylor at fullback and
Doughty at tailback. Neither
man had much success in the
early games and both experienc-
ed lots of frustration.
Then Bo made the move that
has helped make the Wolverines
the fifth best team in the na-
tion. He returned Taylor to the
tailback spot and moved Dough-
ty to a new position, wingback.
"This adds a new dimension
to our offense," explains Dough-
ty. "Now we can attack f o u r
ways: Moorhead, Seyferth, B.T.,
and myself. The defense can't
afford to key on any one man.
We've got some new plays for
the wingback. I can catch the
ball, which I love to do, or run
with it. I'm all over the place."

h e saga
V Men
Taylor played his high school
ball at Barberton High, Ohio,
Schembechler's home town. Ac-
cording to his high school ath-
letic director, LeRoy Raber,
Taylor only played as a sopho-
more and a senior. In his junior
year, "his mother didn't let him
play because she was afraid he
would get hurt."
Do'ughty, who comes out of
Detroit Pershing, was, like Tay-
lor, recruited by virtually every
major college in the country.
Both chose Michigan because of
the personal interest taken in
them by former coach Bump El-
liott and the athletic depart-
Playing wingback is Dough-
ty's fourth position since h i g h
school. "I had the most f u n
playing middle linebacker in
high school," he says, "My hero
was Dick Butkus. But when I
got here, I was too small for a
linebacker and I played split
end. Then when Bo came, he
was looking for a tailback. At
first I was skeptical; I had never
carried the ball. But after a
while it was kind of fun. But
you got to be a durable dude to
play there, you get contact
every play."
Going to the Rose Bowl h a d
been a lifelong dream to both
players, and getting the
chance to go indtheir first year
was cherished. But the dream
turned into a nightmare for
Doughty, who broke his leg in
practice in Pasadena.
"I was so discouraged," he re-
members, "I didn't know what
I wanted to do." Taylor soon
joined his roommate on the side-
lines, after sustaining an in-
jury early in the game.
Understandably, both are hop-
ing for another chance to play
there next New Year's Day. "It
wouldn't be a bad way to leave,
playing our last game in t h e
Rose Bowl and having been
able to go twice," says Taylor,
"But I'm a little skeptical to
talk about it. Something about
a jinx ..."
Something about which the
two are very proud and eager to
talk about are their plans for
Christmas time. "Seven college
football players are going to
Vietnam for Christmas, and
Glenn and I have been asked to
go," says Taylor. "It's a tre-
mendous honor for us and we
really look forward to going."
They would probably like to go
again next year, too, as long as
they could be back in Pasadena
by January 1.

He is the first full-time first
baseman to win American League
MVP honors since 1938, w h e n
Jimmy Foxx of Boston took theI
award. Killebrew won last yeart
after splitting the season between
first base and third.-
Killebrew finished third in thec
balloting this y e a r, followed by
Boston's Carl Yastrzemski, the1
1967 MVP, a n d Washington'st
Frank Howard.1
Powell drew 11 of the first place
votes cast by a 24-man BBWAA
committee and totaled 234 points1
on a basis of 14 for first place!
vote, 9 for a second, 8 for a third,z
ect. Oliva had 157 points and five
first place votes, and Killebrew
had 152 with one first.t
"I didn't think I'd be this ex-t
cited," Powell exclaimed when
told of the conquest at his South
Miami, Fla., winter home. "I'm
certainly happy. It's by far the
biggest thing that's happened to
me. As they say, this is where!
it's at."
As in the recent Cy Young bal-:
loting, the vote was widely split.
No fewer than eight players were
given first place votes. And none
of the 29 players who received
votes got one from every com-
mitteeman. Powell w a s omitted
from one ballot.
The Twins, champions of the7
Western Division, also had three7
players among the top 10. Perry,
the Cy Young winner, was ninth.
He was the only pitcher to finish
in the first 10 in the balloting.

By The Associated Press
Notre Dame completed its rise to
the top of The Associated Press
college football poll yesterday, ed-
ging past Texas' defending na-
tional champions who in turn!
ousted Ohio State three weeks ago.
Thanks to a 46-14 rout of Pitts-
burgh while Texas was having its
troubles beating lowly Baylor 21-
14, the Fighting Irish pulled down
23 of 46 first-place votes cast by
sports writers and broadcasters
across the country and 822 points.
Nebraska and Michigan re-
mained in fourth and fifth place
respectively. Although the Wol-
verines trounced Illinois 42-0, the
Cornhuskers were able to main-
tain their lead on the basis of a
54-29 romp over Iowa State.
1. Notre Dame 23 7-0 8221
2. Texas 13 7-0 783
3. Ohio State 3 7-0 728
4. Nebraska 3 8-0--1 638
5. MICHIGAN 3 8-0 607
6. Stanford $-1 482
7. Arkansas 7-1 375
8. Auburn 7-1 350
9. Louisiana State 6-1 306
10. Tennessee 7-1 280
11. Arizona State 1 7-0 204
12. Mississippi 6-1 197
13. Air Force 8-1 140
14. San Diego State 8-0 76
15. Dartmouth 7-0 45
16. Toledo 9--0 38
17. UCLA 5-3 26
18. Southern California 5-3-1 20
19. Oregon 6-3 191
20. Kansas State 6-3 17
Othersreceiving votes, listed alpha-
betically: Alabama, Colorado, Georgia
Tech, Houston, Northwestern, P e n n
State, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Tulane.


The three young men spit loudly at the threshold of the swing
door, and the rest of the customers in the smokey honky tonk smiled
tensely as they thought about the fate of those three punks.
While the mustachioed Manhattan biker clomped up to the
bar and ordered three Buds, his two companions bopped over to the
juke box and inspected the titles.
After the beers were served and the bloody eyes of every cracker
in the place were on them, the two hilligans suddenly attacked the
music machine, busting their size 12 Acmes through the broken mess
of tubes and discs until it was a heap of junk.
Damn, the thing didn't even have any Poco,' drawled the gangl-
ing cyclist in a corn-fed Iowa voice.
"Now you boys shouldn't have done that," rumbled the smelly
bartender. "We gonna fix you good."
"Wait a minute, hog-face," said the lean, well-dressed dude, "we
just dropped by to get your gridde picks before midnight Friday so
you can win one of them delicious Cottage Inn pizzas. Be cool, man."
Then, as both sides relaxed, the three pulled out a set of drums,
a steel guitar and a Les Paul Custom and began to play. Before long,
every one of the pot-bellied rednecks was stompin' the floor and
beggin' to hear more of that hard-rockin' country music.

Gridde P ickings





Michigan State at Minnesota
Northwestern at Indiana
Wisconsin at Illinois
Ohio State at Purdue
Kansas State at Nebraska
Boston College at Pitt
Syracuse at West Virginia
Colorado at Oklahoma State
Georgia at Auburn


Kentucky at Florida
Duke at South Carolina
Princeton at Yale
Oklahoma at Kansas
Kent State at Miami (O.)
Buffalo at Temple
Rice at Texas A&M
Stanford at Air Force
UCLA at Washington


Soph-laden Gophers
By AL SHACKELFORD O nl y Indiana and possibly +
(Seventh in a series) Michigan have more talented
sophomores than Hanson's Goph- <
The Lord giveth and the Lord ers, and only the Hoosiers' George
taketh away. McGinnis is rated a match for the!
Rebounding machine Larry Mi- 6-8 Brewer.

to me...
eric siege[
THAT THE NCAA, for better or worse, is making it harder for
college coaches to recruit high school players.
The NCAA has ruled that a recruiter cannot contact a player
at a sporting event the player is participating in. And it has
ruled that, after a college pays for one visit by a high school
player, it cannot even buy the player a coke if he chooses to
visit the school again on his own money.
That Michigan's attendance for eight football games is
up over the 600,000 mark. With a crowd of. 65,000 expected
for Iowa, and 87,000 expected for Ohio State, the season's
attendance should reach about 760,000, an increase of more
than 120,000 from last season. In dollars and cents, this means
a revenue increase of over $300,000.
That Wisconsin is also experiencing an increase in football
attendance. With record-setting crowds in its last two home
games against Michigan and Ohio State, Badger attendance is
up more than 30 percent over last year. The corresponding in-
crease in revenue will be most welcome to the financially troubled
Wisconsin athletic department, which had considered eliminating
some of its minor sports, but finally settled for a cutback in their
travel allowances.
That, speaking of Wisconsin, former Badger football coach
Milt Bruhn, who had two Rose Bowl teams in 11 years, must
hold some sort of record for getting kicked around adminis-
trative circles. After a couple of losing seasons, he was made
assistant athletic director; when that position, and its $25,-
000 a year salary, was eliminated, he was given a new position
as director of club sports.
When Daily Cardinal sports editor Jim Cohen wrote a
series of articles praising Bruhn and criticizing the athletic
department from firing him from, not one, but two jobs,
Cohen receved' a reply from athletic director Elroy Hirsch.
Hirsch said Bruhn had never been kicked upstairs or fired,
but merely "transferred."
That Michigan assistant basketball coach Freddie Snow-
den has a refreshing philosophy about college basketball. "It's
got to be hard work," he says, "but it's got to be fun, too." That's
something Jim Harding would never say.
That there are rumors that Minnesota Coach Murray
Warmath, who has been the Gophers' head coach for 17 years
and has won his fair share of games, but hasn't won too many
friends, may get the axe if he doesn't win big in the final two
games of the season. The Gophers' record to date is 2-5-1
overall and 1-3-1 in the Big Ten.
That Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler has subtly rallied to
the defense of Illinois Coach Jim Valek, who was fired in mid-
season by the Illinois Athletic Board and then immediately rein-
stated after the Illini players threatened to strike. "They're really
something, and they're playing under a tremendous handicap,"
Schembechler said after the Wolverines' 42-0 victory. "We'd score
and they'd come right back at us. Our players have tremendous
admiration for those guys."
And that it would be one of the "class" moves of college sports
if the coaches mentioned Valek when they announce the results

kan, starting forward Larry Ov-
erskei and head coach Bill Fitch
have been taken away from Mint
nesota, b u t new head coach
George Hanson isn't crying.
Hanson is counting on the re-
turning guard duo of Ollie Shan-
non and Eric H ill and sopho-
mores Jim Brewer, Henry Goodes,
Marvin Taylor and Scott Magnu-
son to lead the Gopher basketball
team out of the closets and into
the Big Ten championship.
"We're in to win it," vows
Hanson. In assessing his compe-
tition, the wily new mentor says
that "everybody's looking to In-
diana, because of t h e i r sopho-
NFL teams
in law suit?
CLEVELAND (P-A number of
teams in the National Football
League reported Wednesday that
they had been served subpoenas to
appear before a Federal Grand
Jury, but a mystery surrounded
the reason behind the action.
The National Football League
headquarters in New York said
it had not been informed of any
court suit while the Justice De-
partment declined comment on re-
ports the subpoenas were the re-
sult of anti-trust charges.

Brewer was stolen by Minnesota
recruiters from the greedy clutch-
es of Illinois recruiters who kept
constant surveillance on his mod-
est home in the Chicago suburbs.
He is tabbed as the next Gopher
All-American, is likened to Bill
Russell in his defensive style, and
will man a forward postfor Mn-
More familiar to Daily readers
might be the 6-9 Taylordwho hails
from Detroit Mumford. Taylor
was an All-City and All-State
choice as a Michigan prep and is
expected to battle with returning
forward Jerry Pyle for the other
starting forward spot.
Goodes and Magnuson are not
expected to break into the start-
ing Gopher lineup but will add
depth to t h e squad. Magnuson,
who falls just short of the fabled
7-0 mark, h a s been likened by
basketball afficionados to a gi-
gantic tambourine.
Diamonds in Hanson's rough are
the returning guards, Shannon
and Hill. Shannon, a JC transfer,
plunked in 18.2 points a contest
in lastseason's Big Ten play and
often dazzled myopic fans with
his quicksilver, but often blurry
Hill rang the scoring register
for 19.7 a game last year and will
combine with Shannon to give the

)ose threat
Gophers a dream backcourt. In
forecasting the future perform-
ance of his guards Hanson says
"I don't see either of their per-!
formances dropping appreciably."
Returning in the frontcourt for
Minnesota are forward Pyle, a 6-6
brawler who dribbled in just over
five points a game last year, and
6-8 Tom Masterson. Masterson
will handle the pivot post a n d
should improve on his 5.3 scoring
average of last year; Hanson com-
ments that his big center "looks
better offensively than he did last
year." He may have the baskets
foaming at the rim.
Another Gopher who may see a
lot of action is 6-3 JC transfer
Bob Murphy, reputedly a hot-shot
guard. If Murphy breaks into the
dastarting five, Hill will probably be
moved up to a forward with Brew-

For the Student Body:
State Street at liberty

And Taylor feels much more
at home in his natural tailback
position. "Fullback is probably
the toughest position to play in
terms of physical punishment,"
he said. "A fullback's got his
head in every play, even quarter-
back sneaks. You have little
chance to read (blocks) a n d
make cuts, you have to be back
where you can see the holes
open up. Besides, there are some
huge cats in the Big Ten. I'm
not big, in fact I'm about t h e

Ann Arbor
Ring Day
November 12
9:00-4:00 at FOLLETT'S




The Cleveland Browns, Minne-
sota Vikings, New Orleans Saints,
Chicago Bears and Baltimore
Colts were among the teams that
said they had received subpoenas.
The Browns said they were sum-?
mond to appear before a Cleve- I
land Grand Jury November 17.
Metromedia Radio News said it
had learned from an unofficial
source that the federal investiga-
tion of possible anti-trust viola-
tions by the NFL had been touched
off by the complaints of Walter 7
Beach, an ex-defensive back withI
the Cleveland Browns.I


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