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Thursday, September 3, 1970


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Thursday, September 3, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Five







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grabs All Sports title

By JIM KEVRA Michigan meets Ohio State in the
For the past few years, the Big last game of the season. B o t h
For he astfewyeas, he ig eam ar hihiyraied ndshould
Ten has been the doormat of col- teams a re throughy rated firs part of
lege football. Last year, for exam- k theos th, at wort a
ple Bi Te scool copild atheir seasons with, at worst, a
pie, Big Ten schools compiled a snl os
arrendous 12-18-1 record against smngle loss.
nw ren ce 1 ecs The two squads are about equal
ion conference teamsB in every department. Both boast
This year, however, the Big rocklike defenses; Michigan being
Ten Conference, as a whole, is led by linebacker Marty Huff and
vastly improved. The top teams in middle guard Henry Hill and Ohio
the conference will probably be State by All-Americans Jack Ta-
nationally ranked and even .the tum at cornerback and Steve Still-
bottom teams 'should be able to wagon at middle guard. Both of-
4in at least a third of their fenses are led by experienced
games. quarterbacks; Don Moorhead f or
The conference title should be Michigan and Rex Kern for OSU.
determined on November 21 when The Wolverines, with Glenh
-%~~ . . . . .
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The author is a sports columnist for The Wash-
ington Daily News. This column appeared in that paper on July 1, short-
ly before Doe Greene's death.)
LET US SUPPOSE that columnist Jack Mann were summarily
fired, an event which is not unprecedented. Let us suppose
the Washington Post broke the news with a seven-column ban-
ner, with picture, on page one.
Wild, right? But not unpredecented.
There is going to be a demonstration today in Detroit,
a town that could use a few. It will be constituted of neither
hippies not hard-hats. It will include a zoo curator, a guy
with enough money to own Indianapolis cars and Msgr.
Clement Kern, pastor of Most Holy Trinity Roman Cath-
olic Church. They will picket on W. Lafayette St. in front
of the Detroit News, which last Wednesday summarily
fired Doc Greene, its columnist.
Msgr. Kern, a tough, compassionate little man whose white
church stands surrounded on one side by an expressway and
on three sides by open space, as a sort of mocking monument
to Urban Renewal, hereinafter known as UR, plans to go in
and ask the editor a couple of searching questions, like "Why?"
Msgr. Kern is unlikely to receive an answer, because neith-
er The News nor its TV station had even acknowledged, up to
yesterday, that Doc Greene had been fired. That won't stop
Msgr. Kern, who kept asking questions while the UR bulldozers
were tearing down his aboriginal cobblestone, polyglot parish,
known as Corktown, and leaving its citizens no place to go.
The Detroit Free Press last Thursday bannered Doc's
dismissal, and pictured him, because Doc Greene is a big
man in the town and the Free Press publishes almost ev-
erything big that is going on in town. Almost.
Doc Greene wasn't, possibly, the best sports columnist in
the U.S. Maybe only third best. At length the management of
The News determined that his singular ability would be more
useful on a news page, with what in the trade is known as a
"general" column. They didn't anticipate how general he could
Just as he had in sports, Doc Greene directed his focus on
the real world objectively and irrecerently, leaving the obvious
to the obvious-belaborers and trying to point out to the read-
ers where it is really at.
Doe figured, for example, that it was important who
was elected President of the United States in 1968, so on
Election Day he wrote a column favorably to Hubert Hum-
phrey. It was never read outside the high echelons of the
Detroit News, which predictably favored Richard Nixon.
Where it is at in Detroit, as Doc's wife pointed out yester-
day, is in black-white relations, or lack of them. In a town
where the affluent white-have for 15 years been moving to the
suburbs and leaving the inner City a slum-crime-welfare mess,
"you can't write much of a column without touching on the
racial thing," Mickey said.
Doc touched on that thing. He also became involved in the
arrangement of a possible Clay-Frazier fight for the heavy-
weight title. Doc believed Clay was a sincere conscientious ob-
jector and had a right to fight.
After five months of negotiation, the editor told Doc
that such things didn't reconcile well with his position as
columnist, and would he please stop. "I said OK," Doe said.
"I had done about all I could anyway. Then they fired me."
It is meet that Msgr. Kern be a petitioner for Doc Greene,
One remembers him sitting in his rectory at Most Holy Trinity
seven years ago, greeting a young parishioner who sought a way
to get off welfare' and get a job to support his children.
"What can you do?" Msgr. Kern asked.
"Father, Ill do anything," the man said.
"My son," Msgr. Kern sai'd sadly, "those anything jobs are
all gone."
Some of those "anything" jobs had been automated out
of existence, but automation was a word that didnt make it

in the Detroit papers. Black-white crime, even what editors
called "good" murders, didn't either. "It would hurt the
image of the city," the editors would say.
There was a Free Press reporter assigned early in 1963 to do
a studious series on Urban Renewal, the tearing-down of slums
on which $160,000 000 had been expended, or committed. It was
Dick Gregory's oversimplification that "Urban Renewal means
Negro removal," but the further the reporter delved into UR,
the more it looked that way.
Finally the series, 17,000 words of it, was done. 'As the re-
porter had predicted to his editors in the beginning, it went un-
published. "It would hurt the image of the city;" the editors say.
"It would cause racial trouble."
There already was racial trouble, the reporter said as
he resigned. "And if you guys keep sweeping it under the
rug, you're going to have a thing around here in about five
years that will make that so-called race riot of 1943 look
like a taffy pull."
As it turned out, it was only a little over four years. When,
the shooting was over, 43 were dead.
And the Detroit Free Press won a Pulitzer Prize for count-
ing the bodies.
That's the way it is in Detroit, a town that never de-
served Doc Greene-

Doughty and Billy Taylor, have
a slight advantage in the rushing
department but Ohio State shows
more experienced and depth in
their forward line. Both schools
face rugged schedules as each has
to meet Minnesota, Michigan
State, and Purdue, teams which
are not to be counted out of the
Big Ten Championship.


Ohio State

W L Pet.
6 1 .857
6 1 .857
5 2 .714
4 3 .571
3 4 .429
3 4 .429
3 4 .429

Ave. W L T
35.0 8 3 0
40.0 8 1 0
35.4 8 2 0
19.3 4 5 1
24.7 4 6 0
21.3 5 5 0
17.3 3 7 0


THE BOILERMAKERS biggest Wisconsin 3 4 .429 20.7 3 7 0 .300
job will be finding a replacement Mich. State 2 5 .286 17.7 0 10 0 .000
for last year's All-American Illinois 0 7 ,000 8.9 0 10 0 -000
quarterback Mike Phipps. Four
sophomores are in line for -the
job with Tel Golembiewski having
the inside track. Stan Brown
heads a potent rushing attack and
Ashley Bell paces the receivers.
The defense boasts experienced
veterans and promising sopho-
Upin East Lansing, head coach
Hugh (Duffy) Daugherty is a$
happy man. Daugherty coerced
Mike Rasmussen to transfer to
MSU from Fresno City Junior
College where he completed 43 - -
touchdown passes in two years
with almost 60 percent comple-
tions. Rasmussen may well be the
best passer the midwest has seen
since George" Bork. Bill Triplett,
last year's quarterback, was mov-
ed to a halfback spot to make
room for Rasmussen. MSU has the
dubious honor of facing Ohio
State and Michigan in their first
two conference games.
Minnesota's Golden Gophers -
will have to get .off to a good f
start if they are to have any k
chance at a Big Ten title. Two of 4
their first three conference gam'es
are against Ohio State and Mich-
igan. -Dail--Rlandy Edmondis
The key for Minnesota will be
its ability to generate an offense, Billy Taylor with a little help from a friend
Junior Craig Curry will probably
be the starting quarterback but sophomore-laden' team of 1967 its public relations department
lacks experience. Barry Mayer, a into the Rose Bowl. Also, the ranks among the top ten in the
two-year veteran heads up the Hoosiers don't have to meet Ohio nation.
weak Minnesota rushing attack State or Michigan, a definite ad- Bringing up the rear of the
Defense should be no problem for. vantage. conference is' lowly Illinois. The
the Gophers as they return nine Even the addition of Bump Fighting Illini failed to put up a
of their eleven starters. Elliott as athletic director won't fight last year as they slumped,
be enough to save the strife-torn to a 0-10-0 record. This season,
INDIANA, Northwestern, Iowa Iowa team. Last year's starting head coach John Valek is starting
and Wisconsin will all be strug- quarterback Larry Lawrence be- almostAll sophomores and juniors
gling to finish about .500. All four came disgusted with the constant in a hope to build for the future.
teams suffer from the same bickering between head coach Ray Their quarterback, Mike Wells,
problem: lack of experience. Nagel and former athletic director was a high school All-American
The Hoosiers were crippled by Forest Evashevski and is now but as yet has been untested in
the graduation of three members I playing in Canada. The present varsity competition.
of their starting backfield a n d squad shows promises of individ- Although the Big Ten is strong-
much of their offensive line. As ual brilliance but lacks t e a m er, as a whole than it was last
a result, sophomores will per- cohesiveness. year, Michigan a n d Ohio State
meate the Big Red lineup. Head are still the figurative passwords
coach John Pont will be count- BOTH WISCONSIN and North- to grabbing all the conference
ing on the same combination of western have promising offenses shekels, as it were. The best bet
skill and luck which propelled his but untested defenses. Mike to' win top dark-horse honors this
Adamle, who rushed for 316 yards year could be Iowa, as food grown
in a game last year, paces the in Iowa is generally much more
Any freshman and sopho- Wildcat attack. The Badgers are nutritious than that grown in oth-
mnores who are interested in be- .led by the triple threat of "A- er Big Ten states. Also, Iowa is
coming a football manager train" Thompson, "Grape Juice" probably the cleanest state in the
should contact Neil Hiller at Johnson, and "Roadrunner" Fer- nation, and boasts a number of
971-6501. gusson. The Wisconsin football nice roadside parks a n d pretty
*__team may not show much skill but maids,

By RANDY PHILLIPS regular season finale to post a 6-1 In other sports, Michigan plac-
For the eighth time in the last conference mark. - ed, fourth in hockey, tied for
ten years, Michigan has captured The tennis squad powered its fourth w i t h Michigan State in
the Big Ten All Sports crown. way to the Big Ten Championship baseball, t o ok fifth in outdoor
by winning five of six singles ti- track and indoor track, ended up
The All Sports title, although ties and two of three doubles ti- in a three way tie for sixth in bas-
less publicized than the individ- ties. In the process the Wolver- ketball, and wound up eighth in
ual sport titles, indicates a well ines tallied up 131 points to sec-golf.
balanced effort by Wolverine ond place Indiana's 98.
teams. Michigan's gymnastics t e a m 1969 ALL-SPORTS
The crown is awarded to the broke several Big Ten and NCAA
Big Ten school which has t h e records on route to the confer- STANDINGS
highest point average for all the ence and national titles. Pts. Av.,-Ti,
varsity sports it has competed in In All-Sports standings, Ohio MICHIGAN 79 7.18 3
that year. j State captured fourth with a 6.45 Michigan State 92.5 7.12 1
The average is obtained by add- average. Wisconsin took sixth. Minnesota 90.5 6.96 3
ing all the points achieved by each with a 6.03 total followed by Illi- .hioa.
,,,Ohio State 71 6.45 2
varsity sport and dividing t ha t nois' 5.58, Iowa's 4.95, Purdue's
number byrthe number of sports. 4.25, and Northwestern's 3.05. Indiana 73' 6.08 3
Ten points are awarded for first Michigan collected 79 points Wisconsin 78.5 6.03 1
place, nine for second, etc. while competing in 11 sports. Illinois, 67 5.58 0
Michigan nosed o u t Michigan MS totaled 92.5, but a Iowa 54.5 4.95 1
State, 7.18-7.12. ed in all 13 varsity sports. The7
But the victory was in doubt Wolverines did n o t compete in Purdue 42.5 4.25 0
through the last four games of fencing or cross country. Northwestern 30.5 3.05 0
the baseball season,' the last sea-
son to be concluded.
The Wolverines needed two
doubleheader sweeps from Illinois
and Purdue to keep the crown
from the Spartans. Up to t h a t
point the Michigan diamondmen
had mustered only three victories
in ten contests. Needless to say,
the Michigan nine came through
in the clutch enabling the Wol-
verines to savor the trophy at BLOCKS and B RIC K
least one more year.CK
LeAding the way to the crown
were the football, tennis, and
gymnastics squads, which a 11
placed first in the conference. In-
titles, but thekdifference in the
final results came f r o m Michi-
gan's second in swimming a n d
third in wrestling. The Hoosie
placed fifth in the standings with B i i g IQ p y
a 6.08 average whileMinnesota
took third with a 6.96 showing.
In football Michigan needed to ou westcorner o
knock off "the team of the de-o,
cade," Ohio State, to win a share
of the Big Ten title and a trip to
the Rose Bowl. T h e Wolverines
rolled over the Buckeyes in near
super human fashion 24-12 in the


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