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Wednesday, January 9, 1974


Page Seven


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By CLARKE COGSDILL Rich Valley-is one of three Wol- Huizenga, who nudged Ryan out
There was never much doubt * verines who have been beaten in of the lineup this year, has been
that this year's Michigan wrestling (13 I I dual meets (the others are Space a revelation. At the Penn State
team was destined to make life and Mark Johnson). In the next Invitationals, he upset Clarion
unpleasant for its Big Ten and na- higher weight class, Jeff Guyton, State's defending NCAA 167-pound
tional opponents. Before the first defending Big Ten chfrmpion at champion Bill Simpson, and made
dual meet last November, coach 134 lbs., has been riding the pines it two in a row at the Midlands,
Rick Bay told his men that "we've behind Bill Davids, who is enjoy- knocking off defending NCAA 177-
got the potential to make this the NIGHT EDITORS: ing an excellent season. pound champion Rich Binek, of
finest year in Michigan wrestling JEFF CHOWN The prospect of getting both Iowa State. No Michigan wrestler
history!" Since Michigan wrestling MIKE LISULL Davids and Guyton into action at has ever before defeated two de-
history includes several NCAA sec- -- ;the same time is obviously attrac- fending national champions in the
ond-place finishes (1928, 1929, and 13-5 to Ohio State's Mike King. 1 tive, and this week Bay is testing same year.
1967), everyone in the room knew His defeat was creditable enough to see if it can be done. Davids Huizenga placed third at the
exactly what he had in mind. under the circumstances, but it has cut eight pounds to challenge Midlands behind 1972 Olympic
If everything goes right, Bay is showed clearly that he nas a lot Valley, and if the challenge is suc- Silver Medalist John Peterson from
unquestionably right in claiming to learn. cessful, Davids will go at 126 Athletics in Action. Rob lost to
that "We're good enough person- Tom Evashevski, next in line against Northwestern this week- Peterson in the semifinals on a
nel-wise to take it all." However, a after Hubbard at 150 lbs., has end, while Guyton will get his first referee's decision following an in-
handful of injuries at the wrong never competed for Michigan's start this year at 134. conclusive overtime.
times to the wrong people could varsity. Evashevski could become Luckily for Davids, if his chal- The list of entrants at the Mid-
change this siutation dramatically. quite good with experience, but lenge against Valley fails, he'll lands Tournament included most
Jim Brown, Jerry Hubbard, Dove that takes a while. start at 134 against Northwestern, of the nation's leading collegiate
Curby and Gary Ernst-all of whom Hubbard's victory at the Mid- At 142, Bill Schuck is undefeated wrestling teams. Michigan finished
have solid opportunities for con- lands over Wisconsin's Rien Law- in dual meets and placed third at second against this group with a
ference or national championships inger makes him a leading early- the Midlands, losing to the eventual depleted lineup, and that augers
-will be indispensable in the Wol- line favorite to cop his second con- champion. His reward: this week well for the future. But three of
verines' title drive because of a secutive NCAA crown. The contrast fhehas to defend his job against those teams-Iowa, Wisconsin, and
lack of depth in their weight is obvious. Rick Neff, a senior and two -time M i c h i g a n State-are Big Ten
classes So much for gloom and daom. If letterman. The pair clawed to a schools, and they have the talent
Brown showed why at the Mid- anything, the remainder of Mich- draw yesterday, and Neff will have to give the Wolverines trouble .. .
lands, where his forced withdrawal igan's wrestling lineup has a surfeit to win today totgo to Northwestern, especially if any of those key Mch-
of talent. Dan Brink, the combative 158 ia rslr e ut
due to illness may have cost teo tale nt .' gan wrestlers get hurt.
Maize and Blue the team champion- For example, there is the situa- pounder, is facing a similar chal-
Mize ad Blthe teeamd hpiotL- tion at 126 lbs., whose incumbent- lenge from sophomore Tom De-
ship. Had he repeated his title- Luca, in spite of his exciting 10-6
winning performance of a year ear- come - from - behind triumph over
lier, the swing of points between Bucks bounced Ohio States Jack Brewer last Sat-
Michigan a n d Oklahoma State 118-Jim Brown (M) pinned Tim urday and a 4-0 record in dual meet
would have been enough to gain spridgeon (05U), 6:22. action. Brink won yesterday's re- U
a Wolverine victory. 126-Mike King (OSU) dec. Dave Space 'mmatch 4-3, but the'll be a rematch
Brown's understudy, Dave Space, (M), 13-5. before Bay makes a final decision.
gained six pounds to substitute for 134-Bill Davids (M) sup. dec. Mike Mark Johnson, the freshman at
Rick Valley at 126 lbs., and lost Pace (OSU), 20-2. 167 lbs., grapples under the sha- !
142-Bill Schuck (M) dec. Mike Turley dBasketball happenings
MIDLANDS INVITATIONAL (OSU), 8-3.1 dow of two 177-pounders, Rob Hui-
150-Jarrett Hubbard (M) dec. Doug zenga and John Ryan. Huizenga The Michigan basketball
Standing of the Teams Nemeckay (OSU), 8-3. has already proved he can cut the strength this week when 6-10 Ran
1. Oklahoma State 1021 138-Dan Brink (M) dec. Jack Brewer needed weight, winning at 167 McLean, as you may remembe
2. MICHIGAN 832 (OSU), 10-6. against Pittsburgh and this week ble
3. Iowa 74 167-Mark Johnson (M) drew Dave aisRn t turt, aproems earlier this year. He
4. Wisconsin 671% . Emerson (OSU), 6-6. Ryan turn try. re-enrolled for the Winter term.
5. Mayor Daley Wrestling Club 62 177-Rob Huizenga (M) pinned Todd Ryan, last year's starter at 177,
6. Athletes In Action 561 Jindra (OSU), 5:44. defeated Johnson 4-2 yesterday, hewas eligible to practice with
7. Michigan State 401; 190-Dave Curby (M) dec. Len Andrews and another win would probably ' McLean will spend the next
8. Washngton 38% (OSU), 8-1. gv hmafretprt Easoablysiy R s emngth pnex
(tie) Wisconsin wrestling Club 38 Hwt.-Gary Ernst (M) pinned Forrest give him a free trip to Evanston. Varsity Reserve, making up
10. Iowa State 33 Waugh (OSU), 4:48. Michigan system. His presence
Tim Jones, Bob Malaby and p
Michigan Basketball Stats V.R.'s greatly as they

DOUG NEMECKEY FALLS head-over-heels for Jerry Hubbard's great wrestling ability. The scrappy
Buckeye managed to keep from getting pinned, quite an accomplishment against the NCAA champ in
the 150 lb. weight class. Hubbard defeated Nemecky 8-3 in Michigan's 36-5 win over the Bucks. The
highly rated grapplers travel to Evanston Saturday to face Northwestern's Wilcats.

The DaIiy
team added some additional
dy McLean returned to practice.
r, quit the team over personal
ater changed his mind and was
Monday was the first day that
the team.
few weeks working out with the
for lost time in learning the
along with scholarship players
ossibly Rich White will aid the
re to battle Eastern Michigan

EWoody souns off
By The Associated Press ripped into admistrators and coach-
SAN FRANCISCO -Ohio State's es who fail to honor contracts. He
Woody Hayes denounced yesterday said the AFCA should be willing
what he called "more bitter and to use its resources in court fights
dirty recruiting in the last year if necessary to protect coaches
than I've ever seen" and said who are fired before their con-
stricter rules are needed to prevent tracts run out.
colleges and coaches from break- "Nowadays, too many damn peo-
ing contracts. ple don't know what a contract is
The 63-year-old Hayes also said supposed to be," he said. "If a
coaches should be allowed to contract is made, you live by it.
have access to instant videotape It's a two-way street, just as
replay when questioning an offi- much our fault as theirs."
cial's call and added that a pro- * * *
posed super league of the nation'se e
ultrasuccessful teams as suggest- Snt speaks
ed by Arkansas' Frank Broyles COLUMBUS-A resolution was
would be "the very ruination" introduced in the Ohio Senate
of college football. yesterday calling for Notre Dame
In a lecture to the opening ses- and Ohio State to schedule a
sion of the American Football football game for next season.
Coaches' Association, Hayes called The measure was offered by
for tighter recruiting rules and said Sen. Ronald M. Mottl, a graduate
college coaches "are becoming un- of Notre Dame, who suggested the
popular in high . schools because game be played in Cleveland, pos-
there are too many of us." sibly with Notre Dame as the home
The controversial coach, who has team. He said it could be the 11th
had 23 one-year pacts at Ohio State, game of the season for each school.

Name G FG FT Rbs. A Pts. Avg.
Russell 11 95-214 56-72 116 35 246 22.4
Grote it 55-128 35-37 60 20 145 13.2
Kupec 11 56-130 21-33 135 28 133 12.1
Britt 11 55-111 14-21 57 22 124 11.3
Johnson 11 48-108 22-33 23 38 118 10.7
Worrell 11 15- 30 5-10 13 3 35 3.2
Rogers 10 - 19 4- 6 11 1 20 2.0
Ayler 8 8- 23 1- 1 12 1 17 2.1
Whitten 6 4- 7 1- 1 5 2 9 1.5
Robinson 5 1- 5 5- 6 4 0 7 1.4
Johnston 5 1- 1 0- 0 1 1 2 00.4
Schinnerer 6 1- 3 0- 0 2 0 2 0.3
Kuzma 3 0- 2 0- 0 1 0 0 0.0
Malaby 1 o- 0 - 0 1 0 0 00
Team 11 347-781 164-230 517 151 858 78.0
.Seedi & ' .Slerni
Out of the locker room .. .
. . and a lot more
__Dan Borus
MAYBE IT'S THE COLD weather or maybe it's Johnny Orr's
unfortunate reputation, but there are a lot of empty seats
in Crisler Arena when the Wolverines take to the maplewood.
That's a shame because the Maize and Blue cagers have put
together some inspiring performances. Not especially tall or im-
posing, the Wolverines have more than compensated for this
supposedly deadly deficiency by playing the scrappiest brand of
basketball in the Midwest.
A lot of coaches stuck with small teams dream about
having one that hustles. Johnny Orr's got one.
Unlike last year's team, which showed even less motiva-
tion than a high school senior accepted by the college of his
choice, this year's bunch wants to play ball. Last year you
could wait for spring before you'd see a Michigan man dive
for a loose ball. This year the thought of a scraped knee
hasn't stopped anybody from hitting the court when the ball
squirms loose.
Although the season has not yet reached the half-way mark,
success stories are everywhere on this previously discounted
basketball team. Frosh Steve Grote and Lionel ("Main Train")
Worrell head the most pleasant surprise list, while Wayman
Britt and Joe Johnson top the most improved survey.
Johnson, who last year was consistently inconsistent, has
come back this campaign in fine style. His handling of last
year's frosh sensation, Quinn Buckner, was simply superb. He
drove the Indiana guard silly and he kept the Hoosier far away
from the bucket. Buckner's three for sixteen shooting afternoon
is proof enough of Little Joe's step forward.
That "other Forward", Wayman Britt was supposed to be
too small and light to handle a rough, tough forward, but Britt
has steadied the unit.
More important to Wolverines' pleasing play is the work
of the quintet as a unit. While last year's squad specialized
in the turnover, this year's group has let the opponent deal
in "freebies." The opponent has done just that, averaging 21
miscues without a shot per game. Translated into the vernac-
ular, that's some kind of defense those unnoticed Wolverines
have been playing this year.
One who did notice what the Wolverines have been doing
was an emotional Bobby Knight, whose Hoosiers had tasted
what an aroused Wolverine team could do. Said Knight, "In
games like these it is customary for the losing coach to say we
did a lousy job. But that wasn't the case. Michigan outplayed us."
"There are a lot of guys up here on John's ass who don't
know a goddamned thing about basketball. He's done a hell-
uva job with them."
Well, it's a long and winding road to the championship or
even the second and third slots in the division. Whether Michigan
can travel it is debatable.
On paper, the Wolverines don't have the strength upfront
to contend with those more physical Wisconsin or Indiana fives,
but it won't be the dreary winter a lot of us Michigan basket-
ball fans thought it was going to be. The Maize and Blue may
not win all their games, but at least they'll give you the im-
pression they care enough to try.
For those who have waited to see how the team was doing
before drifting down to the house that Cazzie built, the word is
:.- . ...4 .,.11 L+.. , - <. , v--''; 4,0 A--on

T T £1. I&L1 jj .11*y
over injury
From Wire Service Reports
It was announced yesterday that
the injury sustained by All-.Ameri-
can Bill Walton, Monday -,ight, is
not as serious as originally sus-
pected. UCLA trainer, "Ducky"
iDrake said the red-headed wonder'
suffered a bruised muscle above
the right hip. Walton will undergo'
therapy and whirlpool baths but is
expected to play Friday night
against California.
Walton received the bruise when
he landed on top of Washington
State's Rich Steel in Monday's
55-45 win over the Cougars. The
victory is the latest in the Bruins'
unprecedented 85-game win str;!ak.
In related news, NBA c".mmi-s-
sioner Walter Kennedy said h- be-
lieves Walton will receive "i rnoi e
lucrative pro contract than ex-
UCLA great Kareem Abdoiil-Jab-
bar. Abdoul-Jabbar reportedly sign-
ed for $1.4 million and spurned
higher offers from ABA team.
Big Ten Standingss
Conference All Games
jPurdue 2 0 9 S
3MICHIGAN 1 0 9 2
Wisconsin 1 0 8 1
Illinois 1 0 4 4
Iowa 1 0 4 6
Indiana 0 1 8 3
Minnesota 0 1 6 5
Ohio State 0 1 6
Michigan State 0 1 5 5
Northwestern 0 2 5 6

EMU's V.R.'s come into the contest undefeated and will
provide the baby Blue with their toughest test to date. Game
time is 6:00 at Bowen fieldhouse preceeding the Eastern varsity
Swimmin gOccurrences
Double workouts during the holiday paid off for Michigan's
swim team as it swam away from Southern Illinois last Saturday
Stuart Isaac set a pool record at SIU in the 200-yard
breststroke, 2:10.53, four seconds off the Michigan record, but
a fine time for an early meet.
"We swam pretty well," stated Isaac. ''Everybody looked
good, and Fred Yawger and Robbie Helt (both freshmen) posted
their best times to date."
Transfer student Donnie Crane joined the team over the
break, and the Florida diver made a good showing against the
Salukis. Crane was a finalist in the Nationals last year, and will
strengthen the diving corps.
Michigan travels to Wisconsin this Saturday, and although
the Badgers are second-place contenders in the Big Ten, Isaac
says he doesn't expect trouble in a dual meet.
"We've got more depth than they have for a dual meet,"
claimed Isaac. "It's the Big Ten championship meet we're
worried about."
The Wolverines have improved steadily since their first meet
in December, and the Big Ten finals aren't until March. Isaac,
Tom Szuba and others are looking to break a few more records
before that time.
Gymnastic 1i1c enws
The Michigan gymnasts rang in the new year on a high note
last Saturday as the Big Ten defending champs edged Ohio State
157.95-152.00, down in friendly Columbus, Ohio.
"It was an encouraging meet being the first one of the
year," reasoned Newt Loken the only gymnastic mentor
Michigan has known. "I was also impressed with the Ohio
State gymnastics team. Their score of 152 was a school high
for them. And though we need improvement, there were
several fine performances by our squad."
Fine performances, indeed, notably on the parts of Bruce
Keeshin and Bruce Medd in the All-Around event, Richard
Bigras on the parallel bars, Monty Falb and Joe Neuenswander
working the rings and Jean Gagnon and Carey Culbertson on
the high bars.
Team Captain Falb and Neuenswander earned scores of
better /than nine out of a possible ten in the rings event and
Keeshin and Medd recorded fifty plus scores in the All-Around
event. Meanwhile the performances of Bigras, Gagnon and
Culbertson prompted Loken to use such adjectives as "out-
standing" and "superb."
The next action for Loken's squad will come Friday and
Saturday in the Big Ten Invitational to be held at Crisler Arena.
Participating in the meet along with the anxious Wolverines will
be Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State.
"The boys have been working very hard," noted Loken,
"and they're all fired up for a good performance before the
home crowd."




Last Night's Results
Indiana 71, Miami, 0. 58
Detroit 54, Minnesota 52
Tonight's Game
Ohio University atsWisconsin
Saturday's Games
MICHIGAN at Minnesota
Ohio State at MSU
Purdue at Illinois
Wisconsin at Indiana
Iowa at Northwestern


Marquette 90, San Diego St. 66
Toledo 94, Butler 68
St. Joseph's Pa. 61, Bowling Green 49
St. John's N.Y. 89, Hofstra 81
Penn 43, Temple 42
Delaware 76, Montclair St. 73
Buffalo 100, Atlanta 96
Capital 94, Los Angeles 92
New York 108, Chicago 80
Golden St. 104, Houston 92
Los Angeles 3, New York ''s' 1
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