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t ME MICHIGAN DAILY

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' By LEBA HERTZ
Versatile Jean Gagnon's view of
life runs parallel with his exper-
iences in gymnastics. After eight
years of competition, the spunky
French-Canadian from Montreal
finds his work in gymnastics a
worthy experience.
JEAN FEELS gymnastics offers
a great philosophy of life. He is
upset with the competitive nature
that the sport has been thrown
into.t
"I've been doing gymnastics fort
myself," comments Gagnon. "I'm'
not a competitor. I've had ideas ofI
changing the spirit of gymnasticsI
competition. The competitivenessI
has turned gymnastics into a minor:
sport. More people should be in-
volved.
"It is an artistic sport. It's al-
most like getting into yoga andI
meditation." t

experience was one the Canadian "I was surprised we came out so
will never forget. good. The guys started to work
His opinions about the Chinese! seriously. There was a feeling of
were that they were extremely togetherness in the gym."
S 1 sincere and relaxed..
Jeertan d eae cOF COURSE, Coach Newt Loken
Jean became close with one receives high praise from Gagnon
Asian gymnast, even to the point for bringing about this feeling of
NIGHT EDITOR: of exchanging clothing with him, togetherness. "Newt spends so
BRIAN DEMING although the Chinese citizen had to much time with what he likes
get permission from his delega- (gymnastics); he really enjoys his
ion. work; and this reflects on the
PERHAPS ONE of .the greatest Gagnon remarks, "I never felt team.
things that disturb Gagnon was that close with anyone before that "Newt understands there is a
the financial support given to the I could exchange clothes with generation gap and adjusts him-
so-called major sports. As Gagnon him." self to it. The coach is a real nice
puts it, "We work as hard or even guy; I hope people learn from
harder as athletes in hockey and GAGNON'S w h o 1 e experience him."
football. Yet our popularity is low, with the Chinese team made him Gagnon's awareness of people
due to the emphasis in the U.S. realize that if gymnasts are given constitutes his main interest I
and Canada on their number one the right facilities and motivation, like to meet people who I can
sports." - as is done by the people of China, give much to and receive much in
This summer in Ottawa, Gagnon gymnastics could easily become return. Gymnastics gives me the
participated in an exhibition with a major and appreciated sport in opportunity to travel, and there-
the Chinese gymnastics team. The this country. fore, meet people."

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Sports ofTe Dailyv
Harkness resigns
DETROIT-Ned Harkness, general manager of the Detroit
Red Wings resigned yesterday citing "almost daily pressure and
harassment from the news media."
Harkness came to Detroit as a coach five years ago after
a brilliant 26-year collegiate hockey coaching career.
"Life is too short," the former Cornell coach stated, "I owe
my first consideration to my wife who has been ill, and my
own well-being."
-DAILY WIRE SERVICES
* * *
Mat match rescheduled

Looking at himself this year with
Michigan, Gagnon realizes he has GAGNON'S OTHER interests in-
greatly improved over last year. clude the guitar and nature. He
This year his weakness is def- likes jazz, blues and folk music,
initely the pommel horse. "I and in nature he loves fly-fishing.
stopped working on the side horse Jean is into the entymology of in-
for a year in order to emphasize sects and other aspects of nature.
my other events. The emphasis He hopes to live out his life in a
helped me on the events but I small town where possibly he will
have to get back my strength on teach or coach but, more impor-
the side horse. I'm working on the tant, live his life with nature.
horse, and I'm beginning to enjoy Jean, readily admits he is work-
it again." ing for a purpose. He is devoting
On the floor exercise, Gagnon his work in hopes of representing
feels he needs more control. His Canada in the 1976 Olympics at
twists and tumbling are good, but Montreal.
he still believes he needs a little Most people don't look at gym-
more work on the floor. nasts as individuals with different
identities, but as Gagnon puts it,

EAST LANSING-The Michigan State athletic department
has rescheduled the wrestling meet between the fifth-ranked
Spartans and Michigan's number-one Wolverines. The con-
frontation will be held Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in Jenison
Pieldhouse.
Two mat judges will be used to assist the referee in making
decisions. This practice is normally reserved for such events
as the NCAA and Big Ten championships, but given the im-
portance of the meet, and the spirited rivalry between the
institutions, both schools agreed it would be wise to minimize
the chance that the outcome could be decided by a wrong call.
Tomorrow's Daily will include a comprehensive preview
of the clash. -

ON THE RINGS, Jean finds a
physical and aesthetic purpose as
important as that of any other'
event. He's still perfecting moves
for the rings.
In the other three events Gagnon
feels he is at an excellent plateau.
Jean feels the same movements
and pleasures that he was referring
to earlier.
His scores are more consistent
this year, due to set routines that
Gagnon has tested and successfully
mastered. "I'm staying with the
same moves for longer periods. As!
a result, my scores are consistent.
I'll still be changing my routines,
and my scores may suffer a little,!
but a change stops a chance of
boredom."
Gagnon considers himself some-
what of a pe simist. He didn't
think the team would be as .good
as last year. Gagnon comments,
Robinson
tabbed as
week's MYPa

"each guy on the team is willing
to help each other, and other
people who come to us."

SET POOL RECORDS:
Tankers dunky

Doily Photo by STUART HOLLANDER
JEAN GAGNON expresses himself here on the parallel bars in a
performance at a Michigan gymnastics meet. Grace, strength and
solitude are all embodied in a crucial moment of stillness in the
midst of competition.

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Bo adds line coach

-STAFF

Tomr Reed, the defensive secondary coach for last year's
Arizona WAC co-champions, and a defensive back on two of
Bo Schembechler's championship teams at Miami of Ohio, has
been named defensive line coach here at Michigan, Athletic
Director Don Canham announced yesterday.
Reed replaces Frank Maloney, who resigned to accept the
head coaching job at Syracuse.
"I've known Tom since he played for me," an enthused
Schembechler commented, adding'that "he is not only a very
capable coach, but enthusiastic and hardworking."
-STAFF
* * *
Grid managers wanted
Several openings are available for people who would like to
be student managers for the 1974 Maize and Blue football squad.
If you're interested, call Tom - Rasdale at 662-5476.
-STAFF
* * *
DETROIT-Sonny Grandelius, whose name wafts through
the rumor mill whenever the Detroit Lions look for a new head
coach, shocked absolutely nobody yesterday when he accepted
the position of general manager for the World Football League's
Detroit Wheels.
A former star halfback at Michigan State and head coach
at Colorado University for three years, Grandelius admitted he
has had no real contact with any of the 30 players the Wheels
selected in the recent WFL draft. The new franchise has not
purchased any equipment or set up any definite schedule, but,
Grandelius said tryouts would probably happen in April, with
training camp beginning sometime in June. Shades of the New
York 'Titans!
-STAFF
LAKERS
Boston dev
By The Associated Press 31 points yesterday, leading the
MILWAUKEE-Don Chaney and, Atlanta Hawks to a' 107-103 National
John Havlicek sank two throws Basketball Association victory over
apiece in the final 42 seconds last the Los Angeles Lakers.
night, helping the Boston Celtics Bellamy also* sank two crucial
-who trailed by as much as 17 free throws late in the fourth quar-
points-edge the Milwaukee Bucks ter to put the game on ice for the
105-104 in the National Basketball wks.
Association.
Dave Cowens scored 12 of his 28 Gail Goodrich was high scorer
points in the fourth quarter to for Los Angeles with 28 points,
spark the Celtics, who pulled with- including a hot streak in the third
in 102-101 on a Chaney layup with period when he scored 15 points.
1:21 left. The Lakers took the lead from,
After the Bucks failed to get off the opening jump and held on until
a shot before the 24-second clock! midway through the second period
expired, Boston took possession when the Hawks managed to gain
and Chaney sank two free hrows a 38-38 tie on foul shots by Bel-
after being. fouled by Allen with lamy.
42 seconds to play. Atlanta went into the lead with
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who led 5:27 left in the second period by a
Milwrakee with 3 2oints .missed score of 44-43.

By JEFF SCHILLER
Michigan's swim team took a
trip to Canada last weekend and
the Wolverines emerged with a
better understanding of Canadian
culture, a first hand look at the
economic development of the city
of Toronto, an appreciation of
the beauties of Eskimo art, and,
oh yes, a 78-35 dual meet triumph
over the University of Toronto
on Sunday afternoon.
Though the tanker's perform-
ance was generally unimpressive
prom a clockings standpoint,
swimming coach Gus Stager was
not at all displeased.
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BULLETIN
Due to the requirements of
television, the Michigan - Ohio
State besketball game this Satur-
day will start at 1:00 p.m. In-
stead of the usual 2:00 p.m. start-
ing time. Plenty of tickets are
still available for that game and
the Monday contest with North-
western.
"We went to Toronto to give
them competition," Stager com-
mented. "They're one of the best
teams in Canada, but there's no
one up there to swim. against.
You can't improve unless you
swim against the best!"
"We knew we would have noI
trouble winning the meet," theE
Michigan mentor continued, "so
we spent a relaxed weekend. We
saw the sights on Saturday and
we did a lot of walking. The

walking, the away pool, and the
lack of competition in most
events combined to produce gen-
erally mediocre times. Still, we
set four pool records and. that's
not bad."
"Fred Yawger and Rob Helt
swam real well for us," the
coach concluded. "Wayne Leslie
did a very creditable job. It's
been tough all year for him
swimming behind three others in

PROFESSIONAL THEATRE PROGRAM
CITY CENTER ACtING COMPANY
JOHN HOUSEMAN, Artistic Director

Toron to
the breaststroke, but he's stuck
it out. He's a real comer."
Wolverines breaking pool rec-
ords included Dan Fishburn in
the 1000 yard freestyle, Norm
Semchyshen in the 200 yard free-
style, Rob Helt in the 200 yard
backstroke, and Stu Isaac in the
200 yard breaststroke. Joe Bauer
missed a fifth record by two-
tenths of a second in the 500 yard
freestyle.

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Michigan State's Mike Robinson,
gunning for a rare third consecu-
tive Big Ten individual scoring'
title, was named yesterday the
Conference Basketball Player of
The Week by the Associated Press.
Robinson plunked in the winning'
basket in the closing seconds and
contributed 25 points in all as the
Spartans upset first-place Purdue
76-74 Saturday.
Then, the 5-foot 11 senior from'
Detroit, pumped in 31 points Mon-.
day, night as Michigan State bare-
lv was edged by highly-ranked No-
tre Dame 81-79 in nonconference
play Monday night.
Robinson currently ranks third,
among Big Ten scorers with a 21.6
point average, trailing Minnesota's
Dennis Shaffer 23.1 and Michigan's
Campy Russell 22.1.
If little Mike should emerge the
scoring champion for the thirdl
straight time he'll become the
fourth player inConference history
to turn the trick. It was accom-
plished previously by Indiana's
Don Schlundt and Purdue's pair of
Terry Dischinger and Rick Mount.

"An outstanding theatre group"-Knickerbocker News
"Well knit unit of young and proficient players"-Daily
"Outstanding performances"-The New York Times
"Absolutely sparkling"--Cue

SCORE1 ~

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
South Carolina 63, Villan ova 47
Notre Dame 98, Lasalle 78
Maryland 88, Virginia 81
Western Michigan 67, Marshall 49
Bowling Green 82, Cleveland St. 69
NHL
Detroit 2, Toronto 2 (tie)
Atlanta 1, Chicago 1 (tie)
Minnesota 4, Montreal 3

presenting John Gay's
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SOAKED
lues

Phoenix.
Phil Chenier also was a key
figure in the Bullets' 30th victory
in 54 games, scoring 27 points, 19
in the first half.
The Bullets played without
Archie Clark, who had his in-
flamed right' elbow placed in a
cast. He will be lost for at least
a week. Manny Leaks, the Bullets'
second-string center, pulled a thigh

lucks
muscle and may be out for several
days.
Bulls roar
OMAHA, Neb.-Bob Love engi-
neered a fourth-quarter uprising
that powered Chicago to a 112-95
National Basketball Association
victory over Kansas City-Omaha'
last night.
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AT TH E END OF FEBRUARY,
PARAPHERNALIA
is moving. We must sell all our
inventory. Therefore, everything
in the store is marked
50 off

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Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
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