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Tuesday, November 26, 1974 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven





IHumanities Lecture SeriesI

For the second straight year,
the football world had to sit and
wait 24 hours following the endf
of the Big Ten football season
to find out who the Rose Bowl
representative would be.
For the second straight year,
the result of a vote by the ten
athletic directors was greeted,
with bitter disappointment from!
large groups of fans and media.
The time has come for that
kind of situation to end onceI
and for all.
afternoon in Chicago was truly
a sad one. After 40 grueling,
bruising Big Ten football games'
were fought out by perhaps 800
dedicated young men, ten
paunchy old jocks met in the
Windy City to determine by
themselves what all that hit-
ting and grunting in the weeks
prior had apparently not been
sufficient to decide: which team
had earned the right to repre-
sent the conference in Pasadena.
This outmoded form of de-
cision making must go, and go
now. The rules now say that thef
directors should vote for the
"most representative team." If
one took that literally, I suppose
that last year the AD's should
have sent a mediocre team like
Wisconsin or Illinois, since in
1973 eight of the conference's
ten teams were truly mediocre.
The only reason that the prac-
tice of voting had lasted so
many years is that the directors

George Hosting -

automatically governed their
votes by firm, unwritten rules.
In case of a tie, they always
went by head-to-head competi-
tion, and if that didn't settle it,
they invariably picked the team
which had not attended the
Bowl for the longest period of
BUT LAST year, they broke
their unwritten rule without any
warning, and unjustly selected
Ohio State over Michigan even
though OSU had gone the pre-
vious year. That is why Bo
Schembechler was so angry-
his team had done enough on
the field to earn the trip under
the existing traditions, never
even considering that they
would be changed after the fact.
That injustice finished off the
credibility of the voting system.
But the bumbling AD's still did
not move to change the rule,
putting themselves this year in
another damned - if - you - do,
damned-if-you-don't situation.
As Schembechler himself agreed
yesterday, this time they made

the proper choice-but who's to
say what decisions they might
make in years to come?
Now, before next football
season, is the time for the Big
Ten to adopt a hard, fast rule,
as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1) An undisputed champion al-
ways goes.
2) In the case of a dual or
multiple tie for first place, head-
to-head competition between the
tied teams determines the rep-
3) If there is still a tie, the
squad among the tied teams that
has longest been absent from
the Bowl goes.
THIS FORMULA eliminates
all dispute. It can be applied
immediately after the last game
by anyone of reasonable intel-
ligence, and insures that the
representative will be deter-
mined on the football field un-
der pre-set rules. No more con-
troversy, no more votes.
And while they're at it, the
conference officials should also
scrap the rule which prohibits

more than one team from going
to a bowl. In each of the last
five years Michigan has been
among the top five teams in the
country, but has played in a
postseason contest only once.
The current group of Michigan
seniors has gone 30-2-1, but
have never played in a bowl.
The current rules concerning
bowls are unfair to the people
who play them. As Schembech-
huw said, "The basic philosophy
of the Big Ten must be changed
to consider what is best for the
kids who play football." Both
Bo and his athletic director,
Don Canham, strongly support
changing both rules.
SPEAKING TO the Michigan
alumni, Schembechler even is-
sued a threat to the conference.
"Next year, I'd be in favor of
telling the bowl people that if
we're good enough and we're
invited to another bowl, then
we'll go, Big Ten or not," he
bitterly declared.
Hopefully, it will never have
to come to such open revolt.
Canham feels that the prospects
look good for the athletic direc-
tors to approve some kind of
change. The problem may come
with the conservative faculty
representatives, who have to
agree to any changes.
Let's hope that they do act
in the near future, so that
there will never be another
athletic directors' vote.

Rackham Amphitheatre, 4 p.m.
Guest Lecturer C. L. BARBER
The special Humanities Lecture Series offered in coordina-
tion with the University of Michigan Theater Programs'
production of Shakespeare's PERICLES (November 27-30,
in the Power Center, 8:00 p.m., featuring guest artist
Nicholas Pennell from the Stratford Theatre Festival), will
end Tuesdav, November 26, with guest lecturer from the
University of California, Santa Cruz, world Shakespearian
authority, C. L. Barber speaking on PERICLES. Professor
Barber has taucht at Amherst College, Smith College, and
Harvard, among others. He was Vice-Chancellor of Hu-
manities at the University of California, Santa Cruz from
1970-73, and is presently Professor of Literature at College
VIII, at the same university. Among Professor Barber's pub-
lications are THE NEW COLLEGE PLAN (with others),
"Perfection of the Work: the Use of Drama for Shake-
speare,' "Thou that beaet'st him that did the beaet:
Transformation in PERICLES and THE WINTER'S TALE"
7i and others.

Final Lecture, Tuesday,

Nov. 26

Doily Photo by KEN FINK
BIG TEN COMMISSIONER Wayne Duke answers questions
after Michigan State's defeat of Ohio State earlier this year.
It is hoped thnt Duke will initiate changes In the Rose Bowl
selection processes that have kept Michigan out of post-season
play the last thfee years.

Sports of The Daily
'M' harriers twelfth
From Wire Service Reports
BLOOMINGTON - Michigan's cross country season came to
a head yesterday with the finals of the NCAA Championships in
Bloomington, Indiana. Among the 28 teams, the Wolverines
placed 12th with Greg Meyer finishing eleventh in the team com-
The University of Oregon continued its annual domination
by winning the team title with 77 points. With the loss of
Steve Prefontaine to graduation, it was wondered if the Ducks
would take the title in 1974 but they managed easily by hav-
ing the fourth, fifth, and sixth places.
Nick Rose captured the individual crown clocking 29:22 to
lead the Western Kentucky harriers to a second place finish
with 110 points. John Ngeno of Washington State followed Rose
seven seconds later.
Behind Meyer for the Blue, in the team standings Mike Mc-
Guire finished 23 and Bill Danakowski 48.
Eastern Michigan, the team that last week won Michi-
gan's NCAA regional, managed a sixth team finish with
Gordon Minty leading the Huron charges in 17th.
Following Western Kentucky in the team standings were
Texas-El Paso with 136 points, Washington State at 144 and Pro-
vidence 225.
Michigan's harriers finish out their season tomorrow at the
university golf course in the United States Track and Field Fed-
eration finals. The Wolverines have yet to lose a meet this sea-
son on their home course.
Wrestlers hold exhibition
The 1974 Michigan wrestling squad will hold their annual
preseason intrasquad meet tonight at 7:00 at Warren Mott High
School on 12-Mile Road in Warren. Admission is $1.25 for adults
and $.75 for students.j
The meet will settle the scramble for starting spots in
the season opener against Pittsburgh. A series of challenge
matches were held during practices over the last two weeks,
pitting wrestlers in the same weight classes against each
The' intrasquad matches feature the top two men in each
class as determined by the challenge matches, with the winners
getting the early-season starting nods.
Outstanding matches include the 126-pound battle between
veteran standout Jim Brown and Jim Lubell; the 134-pound
struggle featuring Brad McCrory and Rich Valley; and the 177-
pound match, in which Ypsilanti high school coach Dave Bradley,j
considered one of the best wrestlers in the state, will give Michi-
gan wrestler Mark Johnson a workout.
Michigan's 1974 regular season starts the week after Thanks-
giving with the home match against Pittsburgh on Monday, Dec.
2. Penn State will be in town the following night as the heavy
early-season slate continues. Michigan meets arch-rival Michi-
gan State in an away meet the following Friday in its first Big
Ten meet of the season.
Hayes goes Hollywoody
NEW YORK - Woody Hayes, Ohio State's volatile football
coach, will be the color commentator for Saturday's nationally
televised football game between Notre Dame and Southern Cali-
fornia, ABC-TV announced yesterday.
"Woody seems really fired up about it," said a spokes-
man for the network.
Hayes' Buckeyes will play Southern California in the New
Year's Day Rose Bowl Classic at Pasadena, Calif., which will be
telecast by NBC-TV.
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"I would have been surprised
if the vote had gone our way.
Ohio State won the game. We
knew we had to win or tie to
go to the Rose Bowl."
These were Bo Schembech-
ler's words yesterday, when
he met the press for the first
time since his Wolverines
were denied a berth in the
Rose Bowl for the third
straight year, after sharing a
Big Ten Championship with
Ohio State.
The Buckeyes, who beat Mich-
igan, 12-10 in Columbus Satur-
day, received the blessings cf a
majority of conference Athleticj

Directors in Sunday's secret bal-
lot held in Chicago.
At his weekly press lun::aeon
at Weber's Inn, Bo expressed
his support for revision of Big
Ten selection procedure for fu-,
ture Rose Bowls, in allowing'
other conference teams to play
in other post-season games.
"The bad part is that there
never should have been a
meeting in Chicago Sunday
when the game was already
decided on the football field.
The coaches, athletic direc-
tors, and faculty don't de-
cide who won. Secret vites
and viewing the films-c'mon
now, le:'. get serious," Bo

"We've got to change the!
philosophy of the conference.j
You should have :the right to
accept any bowl you want to.
The philosophy has to be what's
good for the kids.
"No one will debate that;
Michigan should have gone last1
year," Bo continued. That's
the tragedy. A team that goes
30-2-1 in three years goes no-
where. That's not what I call!

but refused to identify the re-
For the second year in a
row the controversy and de-
lays concerning the Rose Bowl
representative have eclipsed
thy playing of the game itself.
"We knew we had to win or
tie, but the injuries we had
offensively really hurt us,"
said Schembechler.
"We felt we could not run



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the proper philosophy in inter- Franklin that much on the
collegiate athletics. ankle, so we took out all the
"It's also a shame that peo-anlswetkoualth
pi ill no g seme Mihan- pass-run o p t i o n plays. Jima
ple will not get to see MichiganC Smith pulled a hamstring run-!
in a bowl game because :t's the Sith pul a astrin
greatet defnsiveiinth
geatestdefensiveteamhnte ngosweats Monday. That enabled
country, bar none," Schembech- them to really concentrate on
ler added. Chapman.
Wolverine fans, glued to
radios and televisions all Scan- "Of course, we lost both
day afternoon received a false (Steve) King and (Greg) Den
ray of hope when a story was Boer during the game, and Rob
Lytle stepped on a football
circulated saying that there Thursday, and couldn't run on
were unofficial reports that Friday," said Bo.
the AD's had deadlocked ~Fria-Ssi o
and Michigan would get the But the defense was hardly
nod. crippled, holding Ohio State's
The report spread ike wild- Panzer attack to fourTorn s a-
fire so Schembechler and mar~y ban field goals. "Tim Davis had
of his players' hopes were Ithe greatest performance by a
justifiably raised. Bo talked middle guard in my six years
aboutbthe report yesterday. here. He totallygcontrolled the
"I blame you guys," B3o told line of scrimmage and played
the press luncheon." "I'd like himself into total exhaustion.
to know who the person was "We're losing some kind of
who started the storv." senior class this year again.
There was a report that You take Franklin, Brown,
Brent Musberger of radio Strinko, Russ, King, both
station WBBM, a CBS affili- Banks, Drake, Franks, Metz,
ate in Chicago, had instigated)I Armour, Chapman, Heater,
the rumor, but he denied it and that's some group.
yesterday. "I feel badly for those seniors.
"It wasn't me. It seems that They should be in some kind
a guy for the Associated Press of bowl this year and have gone
whose name they're protecting to the Rose Bowl last year,"
just got it off the street. It was emphasized Schembechler.
said to be an unconfirmed re- "I haven't lost my enthusiasm
port, but Los Angeles and New to coach college football or to
Yorktall picked it up and went coach at Michigan. I just have
to make sure now that my play-
Actually, the Associated Press G ers feel that way."
radio wire broke it first, andr
it spread from there. Jerry .............:....,.'
Liska, AP sports bureau chief Bill board
in Chicago, said yesterday, "We
carried the story first on radio. All candidates for the Michi-
There had been rumors flying gan women's basketball team
around and the unconfirmed re- should report for a call-out
port was issued," Liska said, practice Monday December 2
at Crisler Arena. The prac-


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Speakers scheduled for next term include:
Werner von Braun, Gene Roddenberry, Al Lith-
mar, Jessica Tuckman and more. The annual
Future Worlds Conference Festival will be
April 4-6. Call 763-1 107 for more information.

Dailv Photo by KEN FINK
BO SCHEMBECHLER explains his stand on current Big
Ten bowl selection rules at his press luncheon yesterday.
His Wolverines have gone 30-2-1 over the past three seasons
and have not played in a post-season game.

All the polls that are fit to print

By The Associated Press
The Top Twenty in The Asso-
ciated Press college football poll
with first-place votes in paren-
theses, season records and tot-al
points tabulated on basis of 20-18-


Oklahoma (49)
Alabama (10)
Ohio State
Notre Dame
So. California
Texas A&M
Penn State
Miami, O.
N. Caro. State
Michigan State
Brigham Young

10-0-0 1.134
10-0-0 1,036
10-1-0 968
10-1-0 795
9-1-0 641
8-1-1 584
9-1-0 560
8-2-0 384
8-3-0 371
8-2-0 362
8-3-0 222
9-0-1 184
9-2-0 172
7-3-1 158
8-2-0) 96
7-3-0 95
7-3-0 60
7-3-0 35
7-4-0 17
7-3-1 15

By The Associated Press
The Top Twenty with first-.place
votes in parentheses and total
points tabulated on basis of 20-18-I
1. N. Carolina St. (33) 934
2. LULA (13) 878
3. Indiana (1) 663'
4 Maryand (?) 479
5. Marquette 4?7
6. Kansas35
7. South Carolina (1) 337
8. Loijisville 309
9. Alabama 300
10. S.California 237
1i North Carolina 204
1?. Notre Dame (1) 197!
13. Purdue 151
14. Providence 136
15. Memphis State 102
16. Kentucky 95
1. Michigan 67
18. Minnesota 45
19. Arizona 44
20. Penn 43

by KBIL radio
1. Colorado College
2. Wisconsin,
3. Boston University
4. Michigan State
5. Michigan Tech
6. Harvard
7. Denver
8. St. Louis
9. Michigan
10. Minnesota

lice will be from 6:30-8:00
p.m. For further information,
call Marie Hartwig, director
of women's - intercollegiate
athletics, at 764-3474.
* * *
Residence.Hall and Frater-
nity Divisions Intramural
Wrestling Meet will be held
beginning Monday Dec. 2. All
weigh-ins must be done on
Monday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
at the IM building. On the
following Monday, the open
All-Campus wrestling meet
will begin. Weigh-in procedure
will be the same. Any ques-
tions: 763-1313 or 663-4181.

Nov. 29, 30-Nat. Sci. Aud.

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NEW YORK - Mike Hargrove, a line-drive hitter who led
Texas R!nng rs in b'rtting list season, was named the Ameri-




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