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Thursday; January 30, 1975

THE MICHI( AN DAILY

P'age Nine

Thursday, January 30, '1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRANKS, LANTRY UNTOUCHED

-Nine
By CLARKE COGSDILL,
ANDY GLAZER and
JEFF SCHILLER
Emotions r a n g i n g from
ecstasy to d e s p a i r swept
t h ro u g h Michigan's football
players and coaches yesterday,
as the National Football League
completed the final 10 rounds of
its player draft.
Five Wolverines were tapped
by NFL teams, bringing Mich-
igan's two-day total to 9. South-
ern California set an all-time
record with 14 players selected,
while Nebraska, Maryland, Ok-
lahoma, Penn State and Notre
Dame also exceeded Michigan's

blue,
Heater said, "and I expect to
go in weighing about 205 in-
stead of the 212 I played at last
season.
. "I'd have liked to have gone
in an earlier round, but I guess
the computers thought differ-
ent."
f Heater, however, proclaimed
himself "surprised, baffled and
dumbfounded" that linebacker
Steve Strinko, taken by Detroit
in the ninth round, hadn't been
picked much higher.
"PLAYERS like Bob Thorn-
bladh, Larry Cipa and Don
Coleman weren't even starters
'here, and they made it in the
pros," Heater said. "I just can't
understand why they let him
go so long.
"And how c o u 1 d Dennis
Franks, the best center in the
Big Ten, not get drafted at all?"
Heater concluded.
"I'm just as happy some of
these guys didn't go in the later
rounds," said assistant coach
Bill McCartney. "Frequently,"
he explained, "a player has a
better bargaining position being
not drafted, than drafted in the
late rounds.
"They'reall still viable com-
modities on the talent market,"
he concluded.
McCARTNEY also speculated
on reasons whysome talented
senior Wolverines got passed
over.

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we don't," he said. "There's a
rumor he needs an operation.
Nobody around here can under-
stand it."
ON THE BRIGHTER side,
McCartney said he was pleased
that defensive b a c k Harry
Banks got drafted on the first
day by Buffalo, and was "very
pleased that Dave Brown went
to such a fine organization
(Pittsburgh).
"I understand Art Rooney's
especially generous with his
players," McCartney explained.

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"Larry Banks," McCartney
said, "hurt his knee in the
Shrine Game, and there's doubt
if he can perform as early as
next summer."
In the case of Strinko, "the
pros think they know something1

Other Wolverines chosen in
the late rounds were defensive
back Tom Drake, taken in the
11th round by Buffalo, and line-
backerCarl Russ, chosenby
Atlanta in the 13th.
A m o n g talented Michigan
players the pros overlooked
were Franks, voted first team
all-Big Ten center after the
1974 season, defensive back
Dave Elliott, guard Dave Metz,
and placekicker Mike Lantry.

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MICHIGAN Cross Country star Greg Meyer, who finished
second in the Big Ten Cross Country Championships, will be
just one of the many ,varsity athletes who will benefit from
the new Michigan Multi-Sports Building.

COACHES HAPPY:

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count.
"I'm very happy to go to
Baltimore," said tight end Greg
DenBoer, whom the Colts picked
in the eighth round. "The
team's got a new coach-every-
thing's new-and I think they'll
need a tight end in a few
years."
BUT CHUCK Heater, called
in the tenth round by New Or-
leans, more accurately reflect-
ed the mixed feelings many
Wolverines shared.
"If I had a team to choose,
it would have been New Or-
leans," Heater said.
"Michigan players have done
well there," he continued, and
noted happily "and they need
running backs."
"I expect to play halfback,"

Tom Drake

MIC IGAN'S
DRAFTEES:
1. Dave Brown - Pittsburgh Steelers s
6. Dennis Franklin - Detroit Lions
7. Harry Banks, Gil Chapman-Buffalo
8. Greg DenBoer-Baltimore Colts
9. Steve Strinko-Detroit Lions
10. Chuck Heater-New Orleans Saints
11. Tom Drake-Buffalo Billsd
13. Carl Russ-Atlanta Falcons
- *iur:

Sports
By MARCIA MERKER
Athletic Director Don Canham
added yet another structure to
his unmatched collection of
athletic facilities last weekend,
the Multi-Sports Building. It
was built in order to service the'
varsity squad practices and to
hold track meets and indoor
tennis matches.
However, to pay off the ath-
letic department loan, the build-
ing functions as ancindoor ten-
nis and joggers facility to the
card holding public. Reactions
to the complex vary from ideal
to "clubbish."
The physical makeup of the
facility suits the varsity teams
sufficiently. Michigan track
coach Jack Harvey comment-
ed, "The track is just great,
especially after last year when
we had nothing.
"At the meet on Saturday
there must have been 18 coach-
es who came up to me and told
me how they wished that they
had a set up like this one."
Presently the baseball, foot-
ball, track and tennis teams take
certain time slots M o n d a y
through Friday afternoon to
train. Since the lights hang 15'-
8" above the floor, football
throwing is limited to 30 yards
but the remaining squads offer
few complaints.
As evidenced by the Mich-
igan Relays last Saturday, the
bua in the building this season
will be spectator seating and
viewing. Bleachers for the
track are planned to accom-
pany 2000 fans.
Last weekend the Multi-Sports
Building attracted more sup-
porters than it could hold.
As Harvey pointed out, "This
was the biggest meet Michigan
will sponsor all year. Twelve
hundred people came and more
were turned away at the door."
"Of course we had more par-
ticipants than we will for any1
other meet so the crowd size
was limited. For most meets
there will only be 65 runners
and so we'll be able'to handle
more spectators," added Wol-
verine assistant track coach
Ron Warhurst.
The width of the new building
is 187 feet and the track occu-
pies 162 feet of this distance.
The difference between the two
dimensions suffices for bleacher
space. However the long jump

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NIGHT EDITORS:
JEFF SCHILLER :
ANDY GLAZER
pit currently stretches along the
track within this 25 foot area.
Canham's administrative as-
sistant, Charles Harris, indi-
cated that the spectator ar-
rangements were still in the
planning process and would
be ready to go next year.
Harris also said that transfer-
ing the pit to the infield would
be timely and costly so that's
the reason that the seating is
not smoothed out yet.
A more important problem
than seating capacity last Sat-
urday was viewing. The finish
line lav on the far side of the
track from the spectators and
the official- -laced themselves
on infield stairs between spec-
tators and string. The hurdles
and 60-yard dash were also run
on that same far side.
Those who consider the
Toledo
tops Blue
Special To The Daily
TOLEDO-Michigan's women
cagers obtained mixed results
against University of Toledo
teams here last night. Michi-
gan's reserves beat their To-
ledan counterparts, 40-27, but
the varsity dropped a 53-41 ver-
dict to the Rockets' regulars.
Terry Conlin and Carol Klom-
parens led the women's varsity
with ten points each.
"We played a strong second
half, but it wasn't enough," said
women's assistant coach Mary
Ellen Ranke.

Multi-Sports Building "club- loan.
bish" refer to the so called The cost of the Multi-Sports
public hours when lettermen Building and its equipment y THREE DAYS Left
do not conjest the building. neared $1.4 million. Financing
At the beginning of this se- came totally from the athletic
mester, cards went on sale fund which, said Harris, "is 3U % o Fr A LL
for a nominal fee entitling the based mainly on receipts. How-
non-varsity holders to "build- ever there is a little gray area
ing rights" during mornings that only Mr. Canham would AT THE
and evenings. know about. That's Mr. Can-
Fifteen hundred people pur- ham's area." 316 S. STATE
chased these memberships and Mr. Canham is not in town
then the athletic department this week so that gray area oc tionof BORDER'S
took them off the market. is still gray.
According to Harris, "The In the overview, the Multi-.QPE-6
reason for the fees is to pay Sports Building is a success. Its
off the athletic department loan main purpose is to facilitate
on the building. The money was varsity workouts, and this itlnt atddeSdu Cu l s
loaned on the basis that the does adequately. ) L nS~ i rd -i r O e
building will generate income." The snags now existing for
Besides the building right's fans during track meets will .,_______
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