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Thursday, November 1, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By BILL STIEG Moell
Tom Russell may well be one of the most im- game
portant .men in the Michigan football program. watchin
Who is he? An unsung but valuable lineman? An are in
anonymous yet indispensable assistant coach? No, Meanw
neither of those. He's a photographer. and sent
For the last three years, Mr. Russell has been seem a bi
filming the Michigan football teams during prac- regulatior
tice and games. And as any football coach - from Russell
high school to pro - will tell you, football films he is alw
are absolutely essential to a winning team. to film
Two or three days a week, Russell can be working
found atop a 25-foot tower overlooking the prac- by the W
tice football field with his camera whirring tests, an
away, capturing on film the various plays and high sch
drills Bo Schembechler has his boys run produces
through. These practice films are developed The4
and returned to the coaches within two hours Russell
after practice ends. Defensive co-ordinator Moeller
Gary Moeller says his speed of service is ex- move c
tremely important. "The players get to see camera
themselves the next day, and see the mis- so that
takes they're making." a close
Besides immediate viewing, the practice films they're
are edited into instructional films. "These are not Three
entertainment films," stresses Russell. "They're made Ru
really educational films to teach the players dif- might be
ferent ways to run plays and block." cool, une
Though the practice films are important, the d'ring th
game movies are obviously most vital to a team. But on
"We film all games, home and away, every play," his mind
says Russell, adding proudly, "and we -never miss Michigan
a play." MSU. Ho
The game footage is then edited by the coaches, was going
w.Vo separate the offensive plays from the defensive like they

sees

all

foo tball
ler explains that the coaches study the
films for a couple hours individually,
ng the specific aspect of the game they
charge of.
hile, copies of the game films are made
to other Big Ten teams. Though this may
it like helping out the enemy, it is a league
-n that everyone exchange films.
's business is located in Ypsilanti, where
ays ready to be called in by the coaches
an afternoon's practice. In addition to
for the football team, Russell is hired
olverine basketball team to film their con-'
d he also has done the Michigan state
ool basketball finals. His business also
educational and promotional films.
coaches definitely appreciate the work
does. "There is a real art to it," praises
r. "It must be hard to know when to
close or when to back away with the
a. We want everything in the picture
every player appears, yet we still need
enough picture so that we can see what
doing."
years of filming Wolverine football have
ussell extremely skillful at his job. - As
expected, he goes about his job with a
motional, professional attitude, especially
he practices.
e can't help but wonder if he could keep
on business during last month's Michigan-
State game. Russell is a graduate of
owever, he admits, "I realized Michigan
g to win all along. State just doesn't play
did when I was there." Bo has gained an-
nvert.

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\ Daily Photo by TERRY McCARTHY
DAVE BROWN (6), Michigan's All-American safety candidate got a good grade on this hit of a Stan-
ford ball-carrier. Brown, who is always a plus on the field, probably got an A plus when the Stanford
game films were reviewed, provided of course the camera didn't malfunction as mechanical apparati
are prone to do.
MICHIGAN TITLEBOUND?

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Hoosier polomen give

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By JEFF SCILLER
In a stunning move, defending
champion Indiana has officially
withdrawn, from the Michigan
Invitational Water Polo tourna-
ment, scheduled for this Friday
and Saturday at Matt Mann Pool.
Sources close to The Daily said
that Hoosier swimming coach
James "Doc"d Counsilman had
banned the Indiana water polo
team from using the university's
Royer Pool following their 8-5
dual meet loss to Michigan last
Saturday. Lack of practice is
hardly the way to improve per-
formance, and so the Indiana
swimmers decided to not waste
their time visiting Ann Arbor for
a sure-fire defeat.
This Invitational is important
to the Wolverines because it
gives them a clear chance to
wrap up the Midwest Water Polo
Conference dual meet champion-
ship. Kentucky, the only other
title contender, will not be pres-
ent. Those teams who will be
around include Purdue, George
Williams College, and Loyola of
Chicago.
Pistons di
Celtics rip,
By The Associated Press
DETROIT-Dave Bing and Curtis
Rowe led a final-period spurt that
carried the surging Detroit Pistons
to a 114-107 National Basketball
Association victory last night over'
the Seattle SuperSonics.
Bing had 11 of his 26 points and
Rowe eight of his 23 in the fourth
period when the Pistons built on a'
three-point lead to capture their,
third straight victory and fifth in
their last six starts.
The loss was the fifth in a row,
and eighth in the last nine games
for the Sonics.
The Pistons trailed by as many
as six in the first half and were
down six in the third when Bing
started his hot shooting to bring
Detroit to an 83-80 advantage at
the three quarter mark.
Rowe hit Detroit's first three
baskets in the final period, and the
Pistons never trailed as Bing, Chris
Ford and Stu Lantz joined in the
scoring.
Bob Lanier, although plagued by
foul trouble, had 19 points and 16
rebounds for the Pistons, while
Seattle was led by guard Fred
Brown with 31 and Spencer Hay-
wood with 28.
Boston, 128.110
BOSTON -Don Nelson and Don
Chaney sparked Boston to an 18-

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NIGHT EDITORS:
GEORGE HASTINGS
MIKE LISULL
The Maize and Blue are com-
ing off an impressive undefeated
weekend that has swimming
coach Gus Stager in ecstasy.
"Our first half against Kentucky
was the best we've played all
year," he remarked after Mich-
igan's 11-6 frying of the Colonels.
"In fact, it was one of the best
halves I've ever seen played.
"The seniors really carried us
to the win, especially Stu Isaac
and Chris Hansen. They really
played well, and we also got ex-
ceptional goaltending from Jim
Firestone."
The Wolverines need to sweep
their three games this weekend
to be certain of the conference
dual-meet champion. It's pos-
_p Sonies;
Cavaliers

sible for them to lose one match
and still emerge as overall vic-
tors, but the scenario gets com-
plicated. Michigan water polo
coach John Pheney explained in
detail:
"We must beat Loyola. Right
now we have one loss (to Lo-
yola) and Loyola and Kentucky
both have two losses. If we lose
to Loyola, the best we could do
is tie them in the standings and
they would take the title be-
cause of their two victories
against us. Kentucky's -not out
of it either, but we win the
championship in case of a tie
with them because we beat them
during the season."
Loyola, observers agree, will
be the Wolverines' toughest com-
petition this weekend. However,
the Ramblers' victory over Mich-
igan was marked by officiating

which can best be described as
questionable, but really deserves
stronger language than that. Pur-
due lost to Michigan last week
10-8 in their own pool, while
George Williams will be received
with courtesy and tact.
"If we play the same type of
water polo we played this last
weekend," Pheney added, "we
can win. We've got the best team
we've ever had here. We have a
lack of size and depth, but
everyone is extremely motivated.
We have a tough defense and we
hustle."
The W o l ve r i n e water-polo
schedufe for this weekend is:
Prdue at 2:30 p.m. Friday,
George Williams at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, and Loyola on Satur-
day afternoon immediately fol-
lowing the conclusion of the
Michigan-Indiana football game.

Gridde pickintgs
MYRON TYRONE SWANG with the times. His Army surplus hiking
boots, $15-prefaded-from-Sears bluejeans, and most of all his
fluorescent "Osmond Brothers Fan Club" windbreaker made sure he
could jive with the heppest cats on the A-squared scene.
He scorned the accouterments of bourgeois society. He never
entered the Michigan Daily's Gridde Pickings contest. He failed to
bring or mail his entry to 420 Maynard by midnight every Friday
during football season. Of course, he never won a free Mr. Pizza
pizza, but they didn't use Granola pizza crusts anyway.
We could go on discussing the emptiness of his life, the vapidity
of his mind, the purposelessness and futility of his existential being

Sports of The Daily
Brown returns
Michigan will definitely be in the running this weekend at
the Big Ten cross country championships with the eligibility of
its top harrier Keith Brown. The Big Ten decision came at 5:15
last night, not a bit too early as the squad left for the meet this
morning.
Brown was six credits short of junior standing in Septem-
ber but since has gained them in advanced credit examinations.
Evidently a Big Ten coach contested that Brown must have
attained eligibility before the cross country season began. That
protest was overruled yesterday.
Coach Farmer and his squad awaited the decision at
Crisler Arena while John Orr carried on basketball practice.
At the learning of the good news, Orr claimed that the
harriers made more noise than he had heard in Crisler for
quite some time.
-MARCIA MERKER
* * *
Johnny U, Steeler-bound?
SAN DIEGO P-Will Johnny Unitas, the Pittsburgh kid who
was drafted by the Steelers but shunted off to Baltimore with-
out playing a game, wind up his legendary pro football career
back home?
The San Diego Chargers asked the Steelers this week
to consider taking Unitas on waivers, along with his salary
reportedly $250,000 annually.
"We told them we're not interested," a Pittsburgh spokes-
man said yesterday.
NHL to buy Seals?
HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, Fla. ()-The board of directors
of the National Hockey League says it will discuss buying
Charlie O. Finley's California Golden Seals during its week-
long meeting here.
The board had set up a committee to discuss such a pur-
chase but the committee and Finley failed to agree on terms.
"The possibility of buying the Seals is on our agenda," said
NHL Public Relations Director Don Buck. "It has always been
the league's position that we were interested and it appears
that there has been a rekindling of interest.
* * A
A-squared happenings
The Michigan rugby team will go on the road Saturday to do
battle with the Detorit Cobras, their arch rival, at Detroit.
Meanwhile the Ann Arbor Recreation Department is looking
for officials. Due to an enlarged schedule, former hockey players
and good skaters are being sought to officiate hockey games
(for a fee of course).
All interested parties should contact M. G. Preston at
971-8659 for more information. Incidentally, scorekeepers,
also paid are needed and information can be obtained from
the Ann Arbor Recreation Department.

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point lead in the first seven min-
utes and the aggressive Celtics
went on to defeat the Cleveland
Cavaliers 128-110 last night in a
National Basketball Association
game.
Nelson popped in eight points
and Chaney converted two steals
into baskets while tallying seven
points as the Celtics got away to
a 13-2 lead and then a 25-8 ad-
vantage en route to avenging an
upset at Cleveland Sunday.
Cleveland trimmed the lead to
10 points, 65-55, at halftime as Aus-
tin Carr found the range for eight
points, but it was a futile charge.'
New York, 102-91
HOUSTON - Dave DeBuss-
chere and Willis Reed led New
York on a fourth quarter surge
which led to a 102-91 National Bas-'
ketball Association victory over
Houston last night.
The Knicks, who lost to Hous-
ton in New York Oct. 13, entered
the fourth quarter with a 75-68 lead
but quickly expanded it to a 19-
point margin with six minutes left
to play.
Reed led the Knicks with 21
points and DeBusschere - had 20,
followed by Dean Meminger's 19
and Walt Frazier's 17.

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1. Indiana at MICHIGAN (pick
score)
2. Ohio State at Illinois
3. Wisconsin at Michigan State
4. Purdue at Iowa
5. Minnesota at Northwestern
6. Colorado at Nebraska
7. Oklahoma State at Kansas
8. Texas at Southern Methodist
9. Tulane at Kentucky
10. Penn State at Mary and

11. Louisville at 'TuIse
12. Yale at Dartmouth
13. Rutgers at Condect cut
14. North Carolina at Virginia
15. Duke at Georgia Tech
16. Army at Air k orce
17. New Mexico at Brigham Young
18. Eastern Michigan at Central
Michigan
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