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By MARC FELDMAN1
When Michigan placekicker Mike j
Lantry is old and grey, few but the
most devoted Wolverine fans will re-
member the end zone kickoffs, the re-
cord-setting field goals, or the career
kick-scoring records.l
The far larger number will recall
that Lantry could have sent Michigan
to the Rose Bowl two straight years,
with last second field goals against Ohio+
State.
LAST SATURDAY, the 26-year old
senior and Vietnam veteran flubbed a l
33-yard attempt with 18 seconds left that
would have wiped out a 12-10 Buckeye
victory. A year earlier, Lantry missed 1
58 and 44-yard boots in the closing sec-
onds of a 10-10 tie with the Woody
Hayes crew.
"I couldn't think of anything at allI
after the kick, I was so upset," Lantry
said yesterday. There was specula-
tion that Lantry was ostracized from +
the team when television cameras
showed him standing alone on the
sideline, but Mike didn't see any ex-
clusion.l
"There was no ostracism," he claim-l
ed. "My teammates wanted to leave
me alone for a minute. After the game,
the team was a lot closer than at any

looks

time I've ever seen. When you're win-
ning it's real nice, of course. We lose
so very seldom that the togetherness
Saturday was something special.
"This time it was a lot worse for
me because it was my senior year.
Last year we had a tie and the kicks
were a lot longer, but there was really
no excuse for this one," Lantry said.
"THE SNAP WAS fine, Tommy
(holder Drake) put it down well, and I
thought I hit it right. If I could do it
over I wouldn't do anything different-
ly."
"I thought is was good and some Ohio
State fans in the stands sent me tele-
grams that they thought it was good.
But I accept the referees' decision as
final."
Ohio State kicker Tom Klaban had a
great day, kicking four field goals for
all 12 Buckeye points. Klaban was quot-
ed as saying afterward, "Their kicker
choked. I could have choked but I
didn't."
Lantry read Klaban's words and re-
acted. "I've lost all my respect for
him (Klaban) as a person. If I had
kicked it, that would have wiped his
day out," Lantry said.
"EVERYTIME I'VE gone onto the
field, I've done my best. Placekicking

back o
is unique, since you are either a hero
or a goat. It's like golf: when you miss
a short putt, you're a bum. But it's a
real important part of the game. I
was put into the situation and I didn't
come through."
Lantry had many scholarship offers
after he graduated from Oxford (Mich-
igan) High School in 1966, but most of
those were for track, not football.
Lantry was Michigan State Champion
in the shot put, and 'all the Michigan
schools and a lot of West Coast schools
made offers but Mike declined them.
"I didn't take high school seriously,"
said Lantry. "I loved sports and it
showed in my grades. That happens to
a lot of kids. I just didn't feel I was
academically ready to go to college.
"For a year and a half I did odd
jobs and some construction work before
I joined the army in 1968 when I was
about to get drafted."
LANTRY SPENT ABOUT three years
in the army, including all of 1969 in an
artillery unit four miles north of Sai-
gon. He enrolled at Michigan in 1971
under the GI Bill and walked onto both
the football and track teams.
Lantry is generally acknowledged as
Michigan's greatest kicker, as he holds
all-time records for points (186) and

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field goals (21).
"The things that stick out for me are
both the good and the bad," Lantry
said. "I'll remember the Purdue game
in '72 (his field goal gave Michigan a
9-6 televised victory) the school record
kicks (50 and 51 yards) against Stan-
ford last year, and the three field goals
against Purdue two weeks ago. Of
course, the Ohio State games."
Lantrv was a Football News All-
American in 1973 and has been ap-
proached by the pro leagues. "I've had
a good share of correspondence with
the pros," he remarked. "I think I'm
a capable kicker and I hope I can have
the chance, but it's not a do or die
attraction."
AS FAR AS THE Michigan Wolver-
ines were concerned, Lantry's kicks
were the death knell for a 10-1 team
with no bowl bid. There are many
people who will mutter obscenities at
Mike Lantry's name for years for his
Ohio State miscues. But not every-
body.
As Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler
said -fter the game, "This kid is a hel-
lmq kid. He's kicked more field goals
and more extra points than any guy in
Mi"higan history. I don't blame him,
and none of my players do either."

Photo by GORDON TUCKER
MIKE LANTRY KICKED more field goals for Michigan than anyone else in history, includ-
ing this 37-yarder last week in Columbus, and also set the school record for extra points. Un-
fortunately, the kicks that Lantry missed lived afterward: the good one lay interred in the score.

BLUE HOST TOLEDO IN OPENER

oos er
By AL HRAPSKY cruited illegally by Utah: his
Although Johnny Orr's basket- high school grades did not satis-
fv NCA Ares Since Bergen

es

rest

on

ball squad boasts four return-
ing starters and is ranked 17th
in the Associated Press presea-
son poll, it will once again play
the role of underdog this season,
which begins Saturday in Cris-
ler Arena.
After Campy Russell defected
to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the!
Wolverines lost four other
players who would have figured
prominently in their plans.
LIONEL WORRELL, crowd-
pleasing sophomore who would
have added strength at guard,
transferred to Oral Roberts.
Chuck Rogers, the seventh man
last year, has decided to play
baseball exclusively.
Forward Bill Ayler quit for
personal reasons, and Tom Ber-
gen, a 6-10 transfer from Utah,
was ruled ineligible last week,
by the Big Ten.
Bergen, who spent most of
last year on the bench behind
Mike Soujourner, had been re-

1Y 1 -A° uC . O g: D i tI
himself wasn't aware of the
violation, and had passed his
courses at Utah, the NCAA al-
lowed him to transfer to the
school of his choice and become
eligible immediately. Utah wentj
on probation.
The Big Ten, however, ruled
that Bergen was still subject to
conference r u 1 e s requiring

ing which permeates Michi-
gan's squad. "Everyone's op-
timistic and confident," he
claimed. "We have some
things to prove this year, so it's
going to be a real challenge."
Russell's vacated forward
spot will be filled by 6-6 sopho-
more John Robinson from Chi-
cago. Ricky White, a 6-10 sopho-
more, will see a lot of playing
time at center, with co-captain
C. J. Kupec moving to forward. I

SPORTS
NIGHT EDITORS:
CLARKE COGSDILL and MARCIA MERKER

transfers to sit out one year. Orr doesn't expect any one with coaches and players of the NCAA Mideast Regional -
player to replace Russell but each team represented. Accord- but this year, the runner-up can
"I THINK we would have sees a balanced attack as the ing to Orr, the general consen- be considered for a spot in an-
been definite contenders if he answer.. sus of the Big Ten coaches was other regional
(Bergen) was eligible," Orr "I think we have to have im- that the conference will be big- Orr emphasized the import-
stated, "because he gave us ex- provement from all the players ger and stronger than a year ance of the non-conference
actly what we needed - no -Kupec, Grote, Johnson, Britt ago. "Everyone's gotten big-
question about that. He's a good - and improvement from the ger this year except us!" he ex- schedule in deciding an NC-
shooter, good passer, and has guy, who comes in there at for-AAivite, claiming: "You
good quickness." ward," Orr said. This height disadvantage will it he Big Te o.
Despite losing these players, "I don't think that anyone Timg ito the Big Ten season."
Orr and his team - not lacking will come in there and score prove a major obstacle to the This Saturday, the Wolverines
Or ad istem- otlakig wil om i-hee.nds .r Wolverines' success this sea-' will attempt to begin such a
for confidence - have set two 25 points a game because it Wolverdi success thsffset
goals for the season; to re- will have to be a total ef- son an wi ave to e o strong start when they square
peat as Big Ten champs, and fort." by improvements in other de- off against Mid-America Con-
to win all their home games. Last Sunday the annual Big partments. ference foe Toledo.
Joe Johnson, senior guard and Ten Basketball Press Confer- "Our strengths are quickness "Last year in the CCA (Con-
co-captain, explained the feel- ence was staged in Chicago and team play and our weak- ference Commissioners' Asso-
ness is our size," Orr offered. ciation) Tournament, they lost
"We have excellent speed but to Indiana by one point in over-
think that we'll be hurting time," Orr noted. "They're go-

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mnit)
Ironically, all five of Toled
starters hail from Michigan.
"Our strong point is o
balanced scoring," commen
ed Rockets' coach Bob Nic
ols. "I couldn't really sing
any one person out. Last ye
we had four out of five star
ers in double figures."
Michigan's Steve Grote, w
injured his chest last week,s1
recovered sufficiently to st
in Saturday's encounter. Fre
man Dave Baxter, a southp
from Detroit Lutheran We
has edged veteran Lloyd Sch
nerer for status as third gua
Kupec expressed the sign
cance that the Toledo ga
commands.
"This game is important1
cause we want to see how u
we're going to play toget
and we also want to get off t
good start."
The Top 20
By United Press International
1. Alabama 31 10-0
tie DAILY LIBELS 31 10-0
2. Ohio State 10-1
3. MICHIGAN 10-1
4. Southern Cal 8-1-1
5. NotrenDame 9-1
6. Auburn 9-1
7. Texas A&M 8-2
8. Nebraska 8-3
9. Penn St. 8-2
10. N.C. St. 9-2
11. Maryland 8-3
12. Miami, Ohio 9-0-1
13. Baylor 7-3
14. Mich. St. 7-3-1
15. Houston 8-2
16. Pitt 7-3
tie Ariz. 8-2
18. Texas 7-3
tie B U 7-3-1
20. Florida 7-3

From Wire Service Reports
All-Big Ten Team named
o's CHICAGO - The Associated Press' Midwest Football Board
named its 1974 All-Big Ten Football Team yesterday. There
ur were four unanimous picks: Michigan's Dave Brown, Wisconsin's
t- Dennis Lick, Purdue's Larry Barton, and Ohio State's Archie
e Griffin. In all, nine schools were represented.
:ae FIRST TEAM
Offense
rt- ENDS-Larry Burton, Purdue, senior and Doug France, Ohio State,
senior.
TACKLES-Dennis Lick, wisconsin, junior and Paul Hiemenz, North-
vho western, senior.
has GUARDS-Steve Myers, Ohio State, senior and Ralph Peretta, Purdue,
art senior.
CENTER-DENNIS FRANKS, MICHIGAN, senior.
QUARTERBACK-Cornelius Greene, Ohio State, jicior
aw RUNNING BACKS-Archie Griffin, Ohio State, junior, Bill Marek,
est, wisconsin, junior and Courtney Snyder. Indiana, sophomore.
1in- !Defense
i FRONT FIvE--Otto Smith. Michigan State, junior; Ken Novak.
rd. Purdue, junior; Pete Cusick, Ohio State, senior; JEFF PERLINGER,
ifi- MICHIGAN, junior and TIM DAVIS, MICHIGAN, junior.
me LINEBACKERS-Tom Hicks, Illinois, senior; STEVE STRINKO, MICHI-
GAN, senior and Terry McClowry. Michigan State, senior.
DEFENSIVE BACKS-DAVE BROWN, MICHIGAN, senioi; Neal Colzie,
be- Ohio State, senior and Earl Douthitt, Iowa. senior.
Nell SECOND TEAM
Offense
her ENDS-Scott Yelvington, Northwestern and Jack Novak. Wisconsin.
o a TACKLES-Kurt Schumacher, Ohio State and STEVE 21NG, MICHI-
GAN.
GUARDS-Revie Sorey, Illinois and Terry Stieve, wisconsin.
CENTER-Charles Ane, Michigan State.
QUARTERBACK-DENNIS FRANKLIN, MICHIGAN.
RUNNING BACKS-GORDON BELL, MICHIGAN; Jim Pooler, North-
western and Rick Upchurch, Minnesota.
Defense
FRONT FIvE-van DeCree, Ohio State; Jim Taubert. Michigan State;
Greg Schaum, Michigan State, Lynn Heil, Iowa and Keith Simmons,
336 Minnesota.
336 LINEBACKERS-Bruce Elia, Ohio State; Rick Jakious, Wisconsin and
301 Donnie Thomas, Indiana.
238 DEFENSIVE BACKS--Mike Gow, Illinois; DON DUFEK, MICHIGAN
212 and Tom Graves, Michigan State.
206 s rr
181
8 Davis earns AP honors'
81 CIAO-Mdl
6 CHICAGO - Middle guard Tim Davis of Michigan has been
41 named the Big Ten defensive player of the week by The Asso-
23 ciated Press for his brilliant play in the 12-10 loss to Ohio State.
22
13!
SSchembechier schenkels
5 NEW YORK - Coach Bo Schembechler will be the color
4 commentator on tomorrow night's nationally televised college
4
football game between Penn State and Pitt.

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Sports of The Daily

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THE LINEUPS

MICHIGAN

Wayman Britt (6-2)
John Robinson (6-6)
C. J. Kupec (6-8)
Joe Johnson (5-11)

F
F
C
G

TOLEDO
Mike Larsen
Ken Smith
Jim Brown
Larry Cole

(6-i)
(6-6)
(6-8)
(6-0)

Steve Grote (6-3) or G Jim Kindle (6-1)
Dave Baxter (6-1)
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some in rebounding. We're not
nearly as strong as a year ago,"{
he added.
The Big Ten schedule,j
which was expanded from 14j
to 18 games this year, should
have a definite effect on the
won-lost record teams will
need to capture the confer-
ence title.
"Now a team can lose a cou-
ple of games on the road and
still come back to win the
championship," Orr quipped.
The NCAA has expanded its
playoffs from 26 to 32 teams
this year, and this should pro-
vide additional incentive for
the Wolverines because more
than one Big Ten team will be
eligible.I
j Asbalways, the conference
champ will automatically go to
Billboard
All candidates for
the Michigan women's bas-
ketball team should report
for a call-out practice Mon-
day, December 2 at the Intra-
mural Building. The practice
will run from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
For further information, call
Marie Hartwig, 764-3474.

THANKSGIVING PREVIEW
Winter sports reports

ing to have an excellent team
-one of the better teams in the
Midwest."
Toledo, like Michigan, has
four returning starters. Larry
Cole and Jim Kindle comprise
the backcourt and should prove
troublesome - Cole played well
enough to receive all-CCA hon-
ors last year, and Kindle almost
pulled out a victory against the
Wolverines in last year's con-
test by hitting 11 of 13 shots.

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By Daily Sportswriters this weekend at Yost Ice Arena. I

Now that fall sports are com-
ing to a close for Michigan and
the cold north wind keeps spec-
tators indoors, winter sports are
getting underway. This Thanks-
giving week marks the first bas-
ketball, gymnastics and wrestl-
ing contests of the '74-'75 sea-
son. Ice hockey began at the
end of October and continues

To the diehards hangingF
around the next four days, there
are plenty of varsity events to
keep one away from one's
books.
COLORADO COLLEGE'S top-
ranked Tigers invade Yost Ice
Arena this weekend for a two
game series. The Tigers, cur-
rently rated first in the nation,
sport a 7-1 WCHA record.

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Tiger coach Jeff Sauer has
b e e n understandably pleased
with his club's play this year.
"So far we've played pretty
good hockey," he said, and add-
ed, "We've had outstanding
goaltending, too."
Goalies Dan Griffin and Eddie
Mio, sporting a combined goals-
against average of approxi-
mately 3.2, share the goaltend-
ing chores for Colorado College.
Griffin is slated to start Friday
night's game, while Mio is
scheduled to work Saturday.
MICHIGAN COACH Dan Far-
rell views the series as a "wide
open one." "They're a good
skating team," he claimed,
"and their goaltending will be
hard to beat."

Special To The Daily MSU due to a nagging illness.
WARREN - MICHIGAN'S To fill this large hole in the
wrestlers held their intrasquad lineup, sophomore Mark John-
meet here at Mott High School son, normally a 177-pounder,
last night. Close matches domi- will take Curby's position, while
nated the evening. untested Gary Jonseck will draw
"I didn't expect that many Johnson's role at 177.
ties," said Coach Bill Johannes- Dan Brink, who defeated Jon-
en of the three draws that oc- seck 3-2 last night, will move
curred, and added that "I was up one weight class from last
especially pleased with the year and go at 167.
freshmen." "Pittsburgh's a much better
One newcomer, Rich Lubell, balanced team than last year,"
took on two-time All American Johannesen warns, and pre-
Jim Brown at 126 pounds, and dicts, "I think it will be a very
surprised the veteran by scor- close meet. Should Michigan
ing a takedown, although event- win, that will extend its dual
ually losing, 5-3. meet win string to 28.
In the three draws, fresh- -JON CHAVEZ
man Brad Holman held Big Ten MICHIGAN'S
142-lb. runnerup Bill Schuck to MCIA' gymnastics team
a 5- standoff, Brad McCroryI opens its 1974-75 season this
sewed up the starting slot at 134 weekend at the annual Midwest
by drawing veteran Rich Val- Invitational Tournament in Chi-
ley, 1-1, and junior college cago.
transfer Mitch Marsicano sur- The Wolverines, plagued vith
prised retired Wolverine ace injuries since fall practice be-
(and NCAA runnerup) Gary gan, will keep several key per-
Ernst, 4-4. formers on the sideline, includ-
ing rings specialist Jean Gag-
IN ANOTHER KEY match, non, co-captain Carey Culbert-
freshmen 118-pounders Greg son, and Randy Sakamoto.
Haynes and Todd Schneider Gymnastics coach Newt Loken
fought a close battle, with said that it will be hard to
Haynes winning, 3-2. estimate his team's strength un-
The results of this match will til it overcomes the injury prob-
decide Michigan's lineup for lem, but expects a good showing
its first meet of the season, a from trampolinists Mason and
confrontation with tough Pitts- John Kaufman.
burgh on December 2 in Crisler-

Research Study-Knee Injuries j
I am workina on a research study linkinq certain knee
iniuries to the effects on the upper skeletal system. A torn
cartilage (meniscus) in the knee will cause an increase in
the curve of the spine and cause the shoulders to slope or
drop over several months after the iniury. As a result, there
is a areater chance of deve.lopinq back or shoulder trouble

Even so, the Tigers have con-
centrated on their defense this
year. "I'm not too concerned
with our offense so far," Sauer
commented. "Last rweekend11

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