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Saturday, February 8, 1975


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Saturday, February 8, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven



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Orr' s desperate cagers battle

Matmen face tough squad;
hope to avenge earlier loss

Gus Ganakas'

surging squad

The Michigan basketball team
desperately needs a win today,
but the red hot .Michigan State
Spartans are in town. State is
13-5 overall and the Spartans
have won three straight games
on the road.
Meanwhile, M i c h i g a n has
slurped to a 5-5 record in the
Big Ten, after road losses to
Purdue and Indiana last week-
end. The teams met on Jaimarv
11 in East Lansing, and MSU
was victorious, winning 86-78.
"Our game with Michigan
State is crucial." said Mi ,+ an
cn-eantain Joe Johnson. "Tf we
win, we're even with State at
6-5. If we lose, we dron to 5-6
and 4tnto tn4 to 74 WP r d

in a 105-87 win over Wisconsin.
However, even though Furlow
will play today, he is the sub-
ject of a Big Ten investigation
after a slugging incident at last
Saturday's game with Illinois.
Striking a player is unsports-
manlike conduct under Big Ten
rules, and the penalty could be
saspension from further games.
Wayne Duke is expected to an-
noince a decision next week
State has had solid bench sup-
nort from Bob Chapman at both
forward and guard, Edgar Wil-
son and Benny White.
"We're playing well as a
team," Ganakas said. "We're
going good, both offensively and

has another experiment up his
sleeve for the Michigan State
game. This time Orr is bench-
ing Steve Grote in favor of Dave
"Hopefully, Baxter will fill in
the gap and do an excellent job
for us," Orr said. "Grote's just
having troubles scoring, and
he's also having troubles de-
fensively. We just can't figure
it out. Hopefully, he'll come off
the bench and give us a spark
sometime during the course of
the game.",
THE TEST will come today.
"It'll be a real game," Orr said,
"and the Wolverines will come
tin with their too effort of the
year. Whether it's good enough
or not, we'll just have to wait
and see."
In other action around the
league, Minnesota, 7-3 and the
best defensive team in the Big
Ten, hosts Ohio State, 5-5. Pur-
d-e, also 7-3. is on the road at
Wisconsin, 1-8, while Illinois,
3-7, travels to Northwestern, 1-8.
Indiana takes on Iowa in the
final matchup. At last report,
fans will not be treated to a
free McDonald's in Iowa City,
should the Hoosiers hold Iowa
to less than 50 points, as the
Hoosierstdid the last time the
two teams clashed.

By JON CHAVEZ "I think Michigan State wasI
Should the Wolverine cagers fortunate enough to beat us
continue their slump today last time. They're going to3
against the red hot Michigan have to wrestle darn well to
State Spartans, take heart for beat us this time."
revenge may come sooner than Possessors of a 6-4 slate,
you think. the Spartans are anything but
weak. Their four defeats have

THE MICHIGAN wrestling come only from midwestern
team coached by Bill Johanne- powers Oklahoma, Oklahoma
sen will take the mat this eve- State, Iowa, and Iowa State.
ning at 7:30 p.m. against those
same Spartains, and while the LED BY two-time 126 lb.
MSU grapplerskare not exact- NCAA champ Pat Milkovich,
ly on a tear like the hoopsters, the feisty farmers figure on
they're not pushovers either. paper at least, to win five of
In a series that goes back to the ten matches. Should that
1922, this will be the 56th meet- happen Johannesen hopes that
ing between the two teams with ace Jim Brown will do more
Michigan holding a decisive 33- than just decision his man, Jim
19 advantage. There have been Bissell.
three draws. "We're expecteing a super-
LAST DEC E M BE Rior (decision) or a fall (pin)
'rom Jim," confided Johanne-


A big question for Johanne-
sen, also known as Billy Jo, has
been his defending Big Ten
Champion and' team captain,
Dave Curby. Having to deal
with mononucleosis, then a
shoulder injury, Curby has got-
ten off to a slow start.
CURBY is 95 per cent back
to normal, if not fully insists
Billy Jo a former Big Ten
champ himself. He will have to
be at his best if he is to beat
Spartan Scott Wickard.
Wickard, a surprise to MSU
coach Grady Peninger, is un-
defeated this season and al-
ready has one victory over Cur-
Wickard at 190 and Larry
Avery at heavyweight gives the
Spartans a tough combination in
the upper weights.
Coach Johannesen sees the
earlier loss as one of experi-
"The only thing this team has
lacked is experience. Now that
the season is almost over, we're
not inexperienced anymore."
Judging by the confidence of
the Michigan coaches, the Spar-
tans may be in for a real ex-
perience. The J.V. wrestle at

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anc -jaieg UeIo. w';e MEANWHTLE, the Michigan
a winning streak, and with five ra-ers have had their problems.
of onr next seven games at "he ha are at the neak
home, we can do it. But we've of their game," said Michigan
got to start now. coach ,Johnnv Orr, "and un-
VRTI COt1ArH C;TI anakas fortimately, the Wolverines are
aid his team is still "very much in sort of a slump.
in the picture." "We've ont Onr "We lost two tough games to
gamre together individually and P"rdue and Indiana, but I don't
colle1tivelv," Ganakas continu- think anyone in the Big Ten is
ed. "We'll be going into the oing to win at those two places
Michigan game in the best this year.
free of mind we've been in. "I think this is the first time
"We feel like we''/e -peaked."s sinlce T"'e been at Michigan
Gaakas said. "and, it's the that we'll be the definite ender-
hest time of the year to be in dogs in this game," said Orr.
that nosition." "The game with Michigan State
State has a one-two scoring is a matter of nride. It's a big
winch in Terry Furlow, the Big intrastate rivalry, and a big
Ten's leading scorer, and Lind- nress'ire game," he continued.
say Hairston. " We have to cut down on mis-
"Hair ston's total plav has takes,hand nlav like we're cap-
been an inspiration," said Ga- able of playing, and like we
nakas. "He's been very im- have played.
nortant to the team-playing "We're not playing smoothly,"
defense in the middle. rebound- Orr said, "and we have to cor-
ing, scoring and leading." rect that. We just have to
bounce back and go."
STATE has been shooting well
as a team also. They set a ORR TRIED to play a zone
school record field goal per- defense against Purdue. He
centage of .640 against Michigan tried a three-guard lineup and
in their first encounter, only to the slow-down against Indiana,
break it with a .648 performance both strategies to no avail. He

MICHIGAN FORWARD Wayman Britt goes in for an easy
two points in the Wolverines' first encounter with Michigan
State. The Spartans defeated Michigan 86-78. The Maize 'n
Blue hope to avenge the loss as MSU comes to Crisler Arena
today. Game time is 2:05.

sixth State pinned a 19-16 loss
on the Wolverines up at East
Lansing on a disputed match.
Since that time, the Blue mat
machine has rolled to an 11-3
record with their only losses
coming to defending NCAA
champ Oklahoma, and number
one Iowa.
Coach Johannesen feels his'
team is ready for State this,

Another key match, assuming
Milkovich holds true to form,
will be at 134 where Wolverine
Brad McCrory must take care
of State's Dennis Brighton.
"We fully expected McCrory to
win last time," reflected Jo-
hannesen of the December
meet, "but, he only got a draw.
He knows he must win against


Tige rs



32 Waymn Britt (6-2)
45 John Robinson (6-6)
41 C. J.' Kupec (6-8)
24 Joe Johnson (5-11)
25 Dave Baxter (6-1)

Michigan State
F 25 Terry Furlow (6-5)
F 52 Jeff Tropf (6-7)
C 45 Lindsay Hairston (6-7)
G 32 Pete Davis (6-1)
G 12 Bill Glover (6-2)

Special To The Daily........... .....;swept the top three places. Co-
.OLORADOSPRsis sNiTg captain Bruce Keeshin placed
COLORADO SPRINGS - The .special To The Daily isaha o alyDne
IColorado College Tigers dumped *" 'pBLO cialGToNTeDal first, ahead of Harley Danner
CoordoCllgeTie 'ume BLOOMINGTON - The Mich- and Pierre Leclerc.
the Michigan hockey team 8-4 g s Tteam over- Otherfirst elecs
last night, here. The Wolverines' I ..igan gymnastics ta vr te is place finisher~s for'
whelmed Indiana and Illinois Michigran were Harley Danner
WCHA record is now12-13. p r last night amassing 208.6 points, in the floor exercises, an event
The fifth place Colorado team NIGHT EDITOR. to Indiana's 198.6 and Illinois' which Michigan took the top
proved too much for the Mich- 197.45. t three spots, Bruce Keesnin on
igan defense and goalie Robbie BRIAN DEMING "Overall, we were glad with the parallel bars, and Bob
Moore as the Tigers went on ;.:*:.:....:;::. the score," said ke o v e r ine Creek on the high bar.
coach Newt Loken. "There are Michigan also swept the vault-
a scoring spree during the series, a Wolverines again several places with work ahead ing, as Leclerc, Keeshin ,and
game. faceoff against the Tigers to- of us, however." Bob Darden finished in that
Hoping for a split in the night at 10:00 p.m. EST. In the all-around Michigan i order.
... .... ... ................ .....r.............. .

is coming March 23, 1975.
Now is the time to submit your ad for this
annual event. Forms may be found in the Daily,
at various locations around campus, or at the
Student Publications Bldg., 420 Maynard St.
Hurry-the first deadline is March 7, 1975.



to State;

swimmers meet


Coming off an impressive win
over Notre Dame and Bowling
Green, the Michigan track team
travels to East Lansing today to
run in the Michigan State Re-
Michigan coach Jack Harvey
was guardedly optimistic about
his expectations in the Relays,
for which there will be no team
points kept.I
"We'll be at our healthiest
with . Andy Johnson back,"
said Harvey, "and of course
it's later in the season and
everyone will be in better
form. But this will be the best
quality meet of the indoor
season so far."
"It'll be a stronger field than
we had here at the Michigan
Relays both because of the
training factor and the addition
of such teams as Tennessee, Ne-
braska and Missouri," added'
Tennessee was the NCAA track
national champion last year.
It's been an especially fine
practice week for the Wolver-
ines, and eye-catching perform-'
ances by Greg Meyer and Abe
Butler have led the way. Meyer,
according to some of his mates,
is "gonna burn" in the mile,
and triple-jumper Butler is just
about ready to hit the 50-foot
mark that he'll need to qualify
for the national finals.
Other events expected to be
Wolverine strong points are the
high jump, the two and three
mile runs, the shuttle hurdle re-
lay, the sprint medley relay and
the mile relay.
Ironically, the man who may

be the finest Michigan per-
former of all isn't expected to
win his event. Dave Williams
is entered in the 600 yard run,
where he must face Eastern
Michigan's Stan Vinson, who
may be the finest in the world
at the event.
Williams should get a share of:
some of the glory, though, as
he's entered on the powerful
mile relay team that includes
Doug Hennigar, Dave Furst and
Jeff McLeod.
Mike Lantry's status in the
shot put has finally been de-
cided. The football place-kicker
has been contacted by Dallas
and a couple of other NFL
teams and is going to try to
make pro football as a free
agent, ending his shotputting
"It's a shame," said Harvey,
"he would have been second in
the Big Ten right now."
Maybe Mike Lantry has had
enough of being second in the
Big Ten.
* * *
Tankers travelr
The M'ichigan swimmers are
on the road today as they
square off against the lowly
Northwestern Wildcats in what
has to be termed minor chaos.
A "lack of communication" with
Northwestern coach Jack Bolger
has resulted in confusion for
Michigan's Gus Stager and his
Stager recently found out that
the meet is actually a double
dual with Southern Illinois also
involved. Even though no tabu-

lations are being kept between
the Salukis and the Wolverines,
Stager doesn't like the idea.
"We've already beaten SIU and
I don't exactly relish the idea
of going against them again,"
snorted Stager.
Anticipating no trouble with
Northwestern, Michigan is
leaving some of their better
swimmers, such as Tom Szu-
ba, Gordon Downie, Pat
Bauer, John Daly and Clark
Kogen plus diver Don Craine,
at home but because of the
confusion surrounding t h e
meet, it could be harmful to

Wildcats' best bets appear to
be distance man Ric Phillips,
Phil Dodson an excellent 200-
yard freestyler, and sprinters
Mark Killion and Jeff Lukens.
"If those guys got hot, we
3 could be in trouble," stated
Stager, "but we've matched
them well with Joe Bauer, Norm
Semchysen and Brian Wylie.



future Michigan recruiting. North Caroline 86. Furman 81
North Carolina State 101,
Northwestern's five lane pool j Georgia Tech 66
is woefully inadequate for a Penn 113, Columbia 69
double dual and Northwestern Harvard 81, Yale 64
has switched the event to New NBA
TrierEastHighSchool in Win- Philadelphia 98, Boston 95
Trier East High hBuffalo 108, Los Angeles 98
netka, Illinois. Chicago 95, Detroit 83
"He (Northwestern coach Bol- ouistee lanta s9
Milwauee1, ewOrleans 98
ger) has placed Michigan in an ABA
embarrassing situation," com- Indiana Ill, Virgina 106
mented Stager, "there's going New" ork 114, Memphis 110
to be a lot of high school kidsSn ti In
there and Michigan isn't going Atlanta 3, Los Angeles I
to be at its best. St. Louis 5, Kansas City 0
Nonetheless, the Blue tankersT n4,ea
IToronto 4, Cleveland I
should have no trouble belting New England 5, winnipeg 4, OT
the Wildcats. "They're really WCHA
weak in the stroke events and Michigan Tech 10, Minn-Duluth 3
diving," analyzed Stager. The Michigan state 6, Notre Dame 4

of Indochina Resource Center,
author of Vietnamese Anticolonialism
FEB. 10
Modern Vietnamese History'

Michigan's Vic Armaya
wins for U.S. tennis

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