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Thursday, February 21, 1975


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Thursday, February 27, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine

Grapplers challenge
Hawks and Badgers






Szuba and company
set sights on second

All those months of training
and preparation that go into a
season will come to a head for
the Michigan wrestling team
within the next 48 hours.
THE BIG TEN wrestling
championships take place to-
morrow and Saturday in Ohio
State's St. John's Arena. They
couldn't have come at a worse
time for Coach Bill Johanne-
sen's squad.
"We're not healthy," says a
dismayed Johannesen. Many of
the Wolverines, including key
142-pounder Bill Schuck still
suffer from a flu that hit the
team last week.
Worse yet, Gary Jonseck,
slated to go at 177 for the
Maize and Blue, may have a
shoulder separation. He has no
backup, either.
Johannesen may have to
drop Jonseck from the lineup,
giving up any possible points
the New Era, Mich. sophomore
might have scored.
distinct underdogs to tourney
favorite's Iowa and Wisconsin
without this new development.
The Hawkeyes, rated num-
ber one, boast fine strength at
almost every weight.
"Iowa could be in the finals
in every match except 118,"
claimsyJohannesen. But the
first-year coach thinks the Wol-
verines have a chance to fin-
ish second, if not first.
"I think realistically every-
one is expecting us to place
third," said Johannesen. The
Amateur Wrestling News'
ranking put the Hawkeyes and
Wisconsin ahead of Michigan.
"I strongly feel we should
have beat Wisconsin in the dual
meet and I think we're better,"
said Johannesen. "If we get
good draws and good seeds and
we doon't place second, we are
missing our shot," he said.
THE MICHIGAN coaches feel
their "best hope is at 118, 126,
134, 142 and 167." That means
Jim Brown, freshman sensa-
tion Rich Lubell, veterans Brad

McCrory and Bill Schuck, and
Mark Johnson, respectively.
For Brown, a two-time third
place finisher and senior, there
is no tomorrow. A mid-season
second - team All - American,
Brown must be considered the
favorite at his weight.
Lubell, who continues to im-
press each week, should repre-
sent Michigan well at 126. It is
likely he will be seeded either
third or fourth, and Johanne-
sen feels that "Lubell could be
right there in the finals."
For McCrory and Schuck,
both of whom might well win
their respective titles, it's now
or never. Both are seniors, and
while they are among the best
at their weights, it remains to
be seen whether or not they
can overcome their illnesses in
Mark Johnson will move down
to 167 for the first time this
season. Johannesen feels his
chances are excellent.
ONE SHOULD not overlook
senior Dan Brink, who will go
at 158. Brink, who has been
facing much larger opponents
at 167, also has a chance to
place well.
The big question for Michi-
gan is, how will Dave Curby
do? The defending Big Ten
champ at 190, although beset
by injuriesall season, finally
seems to be in shape.
A close loss to MSU's Scott
Wickard and a fall against To-
ledo's Mark Maderwald may
have restored his confidence
just in time.
John King will go for Michi-
gan at 150. Although he has
been improving steadily, he'll
have to wrestle the best
matches of his career to place.
Michigan's heavy-
weight, Mitch Marsicano, will
also have to wrestle well to
place, but he probably has
more potential than King. Mar-
sicano nearly upset MSU's Lar-
ry Avery a month ago, but then
lost to a Wisconsin unknown.
If Mitch is mentally prepared
he could be a factor in who
wins and who doesn't.

The 65th annual Big Ten
swimming meet begins today in
Bloomington, Indiana and it
appears the hometown Hoosiers
will capture an unprecedented'
15th straight crown. The real
battle will be for second place,
where the Michigan tankers
hope to avenge last year's dis-
Appointing third place finish.
Wisconsin upset the Blue to
take second last year and then
beat the Wolverines in this
year's dual meet, 66-57. But in
a championship meet, things
can change.
MICHIGAN boasts a number
of individuals who appear to
have a good chance of copping
places. Gordon Downie, the
Blue's fine freestyler, has turn-
ed in a 1:43.18 for the 200 yard
freestyle and a 4:41.44 placing
him in the top five in both
events. The Indiana trio of Jim
Montgomery, Fred Tyler and
Bruce Dickson lead the pack in
these events.
Tom Szuba has already quali-
fied for the nationals in his
specialty, the 200 individual
medley, with a 1:57.05 clocking,
but ranks third in this meet
behind Indiana's Rick Thomas
and Dickerson. However he
leads the 400 individual medley.
Szuba is only .61 seconds away
from qualifying forthebna-
tionals in the 200 yard back-
stroke and his top competition
in the Big Tens will come from
the versatile Dickson and an-
other Hoosier, Mel Nash.
Michigan's Rob Helt is a
darkhorse contender for honors
in the 100 yard backstroke with
a best time of 55.27, but In-

diana's Nash, competing in his
specialty, posted a scorching
The Wolverines' freshman
sensation John Daly has an ex-
cellent shot at taking the 100
yard butterfly but must come
up with a solid effort. Daly's
time of 51.5 stands a hair be-
hind Illinois' Gregg Scott and
Indiana's Bob Alsfelder.
The breaststroke looks good
for Michigan. Senior Pat Bauer
has come into his own and is
considered one of the nation's
best. Bauer will have to knock
off Indiana's Charles Keating
to win but has been ready for
this one for some time.
Clark Kogen, another fresh-
man, has turned in a 1:02.7 for
the 100 yard breaststroke, good
for fourth behind Keating,
Bauer and Wisconsin's Paul
Ohio State's diving corps, led
by Tim Moore, is expected to
take the diving competition but
Michigan's Don Craine should
throw a wrench into their plans.
He and Moore will wage a
torrid battle on both boards and
hopefully Craine can pick up
vital points for Michigan. Team-
mate Dick Quint has shown
signs of regaining last season's
form and any pointsahe could
produce would be an added
bonus for the Blue.
IF MICHIGAN is to upend
Wisconsin, they will have to
beat the Badgers in head to
head competition. The Badgers'
crew of butterflyers, Brad Hor-
ner, Murphy Reinschreiber and
Ben Taylor are very good, and
Michigan's Daly and Fred Yaw-
ger will have to swim their best.

Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
MICHIGAN'S 126-POUNDER RICH LUBELL executes a dangerous manuever against Iowa's Tim Cysewski in last month's
Big Ten dual meet. Lubell was eventually pinned in the 28-8 Michigan loss, but gets another shot at Cysewski, second in the
Big Ten last year, in this weekend's Big Ten meet. Lubell, one of three wrestling brothers from New York, will be the only
freshman in Coach Bill Johannesen's tournament lineup.


Pistons dump


By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Bob Lanier
scored 26 points, and the De-
troit Pistons snapped a seven-
game losing streak with a 104-
84 National Basketball Associa-
tion victory over the Milwau-
kee Bucks last night.
The triumph increased De-
troit's margin over the Bucks
to 2 games as the teams
battle for third place in the
Midwest Division and the wild

card berth for the playoffs..
Milwaukee has now lost four
straight and nine of its last 13ID a
The Pistons, meanwhile, won-
for the second time in their last
13. S
Forwards Howard Porter and NIGHT EDITOR.
Curtis Rowe scored 21 and 17 I;FRED UPTON
points respectively for Detroit, s"". ..., ........:. .....
which held a 58-38 halftime
lead. day night as the Boston Celtics
The Pistons shot 60 per cent rolled to a 121-103 National
in the first half and held Mil- Basketball Association victory
waukee's high-scoring duo of over the staggering Knicks.
Kareem Abdul - Jabbar and Cowens, who twisted his
Bob Dandridge to six field goals upper back in practice Tues-
in 26 attempts. day, responded to treatment
Abdul - Jabbar finished with and dominated the Knicks,$
21 points and grabbed six re- who fell 2 games behind
bounds. Houston in the fight for a

10 points and veteran Bill Brad-
ley was held to two points.
Capitals can
LANDOVER, Md. - E l v i n
Hayes scored 15 of rhisseason-
high 39 points in the fourth quar-
ter last night to pace a torrid
Washington Bullets' rally and
provide the difference inya 104-
98 victory over the Seattle
The Central Division-leading
Bullets hit 20 per cent of their
shots in the first quarter.
They committed 10 turnovers
in the second period and
trailed at one point by 23
points, 56-33.
The Bullets, now 46-17, finall3
caught Seattle at 93-93 on Phil
Chenier's basket. They pulled
ahead on Nick Weatherspoon's
jumper with 2:20 left and never
trailed again.


Track tourneys loom'

Sports of The Daily
King crowned
LOS ANGELES-Capt. Micki King of the U.S. Air Force, a
1972 Olympic gold medal winner in diving, has been named
director of women's intercollegiate sports at UCLA, Vice Chan-
cellor Norman Miller said.
Miss King, 30, was named to the post Tuesday over 110
other applicants from around the country, Miller said. Miss
King is currently stationed at the U.S. Air Force Academy
at Colorado Springs, Colo.
Miss King finished third in the women's Superstars com-
petition in Rotunda, Fla., in January. The first competitions
pitted women athletes in skills in seven events.
-Associated Press
Allen to Phils?
CLEARWATER, Fla.-The Philadelphia Phillies are nego-
tiating with the Atlanta Braves for controversial slugger Dick
"I am talking with Eddie Robinson about a possible deal to
bring Allen to Philadelphia," Paul Owens, the Phils' personnel
director, said yesterday.
Owens said he talked to Robinson, the Braves' general man-
ager, on Saturday but had not talked to him since because he
was tied 'up with the signing Tuesday of shortstop Larry Bowa
and second baseman Dave Cash. He said he hoped to resume
talks today.
-Associated Press

The Michigan varsity track
team won't be getting much of
a rest over spring break as the
indoor track season still has its
most important meets left.
This Saturday, the Wolverines
travel to Ypsilanti for the East-
ern Michigan Track Classic in
preparation for the all-impor-
tant Big Ten Championships on
March 7-8. The preliminaries for
the EMU Classic begin at 1
p.m. and the finals at 6:30 p.m.
The track team is not taking
this Saturday's meet all that
"It's more or less just a
practice for.the Big Tens,"
explained head coach Jack
Harvey. "A week before (the
Big Tens) you don't want
anyone to get injured in that
type of meet."
"We're making this meet very
low-pressured," echoed assis-
tant coach Ron Warhurst. "For
example, none of the jumpers
will be competing .Their run-
ways are hard and it is easy
for someone to get injured. At
this point in the season, we

don't want that."
But the Wolverines will be
out in full force at the Big Ten
championship meet at Indiana.
The Big Ten tourney not only
determines final team stand-
ings, but is also the last chance
for individuals to qualify for the
NCAA Indoor Championships at
Detroit's Cobo Hall, March 14-
Coach Harvey expects a third-
place finish in the Big Tens in
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"I'd have to say that In-
diana would be considered the
favorite," Harvey predicted.
'They have a good team with
a lot of depth. The only team
that will give them any
trouble is Illinois, who also
has a good chance to take it.
"But you really never know,
what is going to happen at a
meet like this," Harvey con-
tinued. "Indiana and Illinois
may beat each other down and
leave a pathway ,for another
team to come through and take
the whole thing."
Harvey said Michigan will
have to fight off Wisconsin to
hold on to that third spot.
"The other teams would have
to be considered as real dark-
horses," he added.
So far, only runner Dave Wil-
liams and Michigan's mile relay
team have qualified for the
NCAA's. Bill Donakowski, Mike
McGuire, Abe Butler, Doug
Gibbs, Jeff Swanson, Andy John-
son, Jim Stokes and Terry Hart
also have strong possibilities of

Celtics roll
BOSTON - Dave Cowens, a
doubtful starter because of
back muscle problems, wreck-
ed New York with his first-half
scoring and rebounding Wednes-

Gal I~s dump

wild card berth in the NBA's
Eastern Conference,
The Knicks, who have lost
three games in a row, were
topped by Earl Monroe with 20
points. Walt Frazier managed


The intramural indoor track
schedules are revised in four
divisions. Residence Hall and
Independent teams compete
Tuesday, March 11 in the
Sports Building. Women's and
Fraternity meet in that same
facility but on the following
day, March 12. Over spring
break, the Sports Building will
r e m a i n open for activity
March 3-7, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. It will close March 1, 2,
8 and 9. For further informa-
tion call 663-4181.

The Michigan women's JV
basketball team closed out their
season last night at Crisler Are-
na with a 45-28 win over the
Spring Arbor College JV's.
"Everything we've been
working on all year finally fell
into place," said Michigan
coach Mary Ellen Ranker. "It
was a good game - our best of
the season."
SPRING ARBOR never man-
aged to take the lead in the
game, although the score was
tied 18-all at halftime. The Wol-
verines employed an effective
half-court press, and pulled
away early in the second stan-

Detroit 104, Milwaukee 84
Boston 121, New York 103
washington 104, Seattle 98
Los Angeles 2, Detroit 1
N.Y. Rangers 5, St. Louis 1
Pittsburgh 3, Washington 1
Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 4
Toronto 4, Kansas City 2
Montreal 4, Vancouver 3
College Basketball
Maryland 70, Clemson 64

Ranker substituted freely
throughout the contest, and ev-
eryone on the team scored.
Michigan's Chris Belleau led all
scorers with twelve points, fol-
lowed by Joan Eicher and Lee
Entzeroth with eight apiece.
Cheryl Williams and Ann
Way scored eight and seven
points respectively for Spring
THE JV's finished with a
2-5 season record.
The Michigan women's var-
sity travels to East Lansing
this afternoon to take part in
the women's state college tour-
The Wolverines drew Hope
College for first-round play.

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