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By Ffats Strops
Without a doubt, the sports
story ofrthe year is the pheno-
menal rise of the new Daily
senior editors. Tabbed by local
scribes for an extensive rebuild-
ing year following the demise of
the scrappy "Borus Bunch," the
new seniors have peeped through
in championship style.
"All the magazines had us
picked eighth in the conference'
expounded Sports E d i t o r and
player - coach M a r c Feldman.
"They said we'd only win four
games. But we've got a great
bunch of people and I feel we've
done well."
Feldman, founder of the city
of Ann Arbor and an accounting
major, has been the key to the
Libels' success this season at
the pivot. Equally adept at the
typewriter and the hardcourt, he
is considered by many to be the
most valuable player on this
team of high flying stars.
Rounding out the front line are










executive editor George Hast-
ings a n d contributing editor
Clarke Cogsdill. H a s t i n g s, a
bonny Englishman from Ply-
mouth, Mich., is a defensive
specialist. He always takes on
the opposition's top performer,
be it Campy Russell or the girl
down the hail.
A truly rounded personality,
he spends his spare time as a
history and political science ma-
jor, and as a Democrat. George
can be found, if not at the Daily,
at a political convention shaking
his fist in the air and shouting,
"NO, NO, NO!"
Cogsdill possesses the most
facile typewriter west of the Al-
legeheny's and is the team's
resident decadent. He is noted
for his shooting ability, particu-
larly from the left side. Clarke
owns 65 per cent interest in
Maxhill House coffee.
From the shores of mighty
Lake Michigan come the Libel
backcourt pair, managing editor
Roger Rossiter and contributing

editor Theresa Swedo. Rossiter,
a marketing major from Hart,
holds team records in both points
scored and cans of Busch beer
downed. Roger, used to clean
Western Michigan air, has been
coughing consistently since he
arrived here 2 years ago.
Swedo, a women's studies ma-
jor from Whitehall, serves as the
playmaker on the court. "She
has moves that have yet to be
seen," gasped one pro scout.
Theresa can be found, if not
at the Daily, anywhere, shaking
her fist in the air and shouting,
"NO, NO, NO!"
The sixth man, associate edi-
tor John Kahler, is currently on
the voluntary retired list. Ex-
pectations are that the Sandusky,
Mich., native will return to the
club once the long green is
The UCLA Daily Bruins quake
in fear at the thought of facing
this crew. But coach Feldman
is looking ahead. "We'll just
play them 'one at a time."

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Into the drunk tank







Michigan's indoor track schedule
leaves something to be desired in
v a r i e t y. The Wolverines meet
Michigan State today for the
fourth time. However, in this case,
they're keeping score.
The forecast is for a close con-
test. Last year Michigan upset
State at Yost Fieldhouse. But this
meet is at Jenison and that really
makes a difference to the Spar-
"It's gonna be close. We've
got to rack up some points in1
field e v e n t s. The difference
should be two or three points;
If we do real well it will be ten,"
commented assistant track coach
Jack Harvey.
Against MSU last weekend, the
Wolverines compiled a good set
of stats. After two earlier attempts;
this season, Michigan's Dave Wil-
liams overpowered Spartan Big
Ten champion Bob Cassleman in
the 600-yd. run. Both men ran a
slow 1:10.5. They'll try it again
Pitt r(
Whatever a successful winningj
basketball formula consists of,
coach Buzz Ridl and his seventh
ranked Pittsburgh Panthers seem
to have put it together this year.
Following an opening loss to
West Virginia, the Panthers, with
five returning starters from last
year's squad which produced a
dismal 12-14 record, have reeled
off 19 straight victories. This
stands as the longest winning
streak in the nation after UCLA's
string of 88 was broken by Notre
Dame on Jan. 19.
RIDL, IN HIS sixth year at
Pittsburgh, an independent
school, explained the transfor-
mation which has catapulted his
team to the upper rungs of the
Associated Press national rank-
"It's kind of deceiving the
way we've slipped in there butj
it hasn't been a poor team that
suddenly developed into a great
one. We've improved four to five
per cent in almost every phase
of our game," he stated. ;
One area where the coach
sees marked improvement has
been on defense. The Panthers
seldom play one defense, shift-
ing from a man-to-man to a
zone, depending on their oppo-
nent. Ridl attributed their suc-;
cess to his defensive coach. ;
"Defensively we've played very
well and Fran Webster has done
a real good job," he retorted.
Ridl, in distinguishing thej
Panthers astounding success thisI
season, emphasized that last
year's schedule was tougher and
that the team had matured with
ayear's experience under their
THE PITTSBURGH m e n t o r
singled out the play of 6'6" Bill
"Moony" Knight who leads the
team in scoring with a 24 point
average. In a 89-73 loss to UCLA
at Pauley Pavillion last year,
Knight fired in 37 points and,
according to Ridl, was heralded
by the press as "one of the most
outstanding players to play thee?
since Austin Carr." The Panthers
matched the Bruins in field goals
in that confrontation but were
decisively outscored at the foul$

back and in second, got 6.0. The mile relay, which pro-
Jon Cross placed fourth last duced such a contest Saturday,
13 v H y ;weekend in the three mile with could easily determine the meet.
14:07.3. Having just come off a If the victory comes down to
case of mono, Cross commented, this final event, State will stack
"I meant to run under 14:10.0 and Bill Nance, Holt, Cassleman and
s p o r ts did. I'll work towards the Big Tens Dill a g a i n s t Howe, McLeod,
now." Rowe and Williams. State fin-
NIGHT EDITOR: Today he, Keith Brown, Greg ished one second ahead of the
THERESA SWEDO Meyer and Jim Simpson meet Wolverines last weekend.
State's frosh star Herb Lindsay. However, Coach Harvey 'says
Brown, the Michigan favorite, ran that Michigan depends on the field
MSU's psych., Marshall Dill, is 9:10.0 at Eastern three weeks ago events to get the win. If this is
pitted against junior Jim Howe in while Lindsay clocked 9:05.0 ear- true, then it's only second and
the 60- and 300-yd. dashes. Dill lier this season. Brown has con- third place points he's worried
averages 6.0 for the 60 while sistently been troubled by a pulled about, because State has next to
Howe's besit clocking is 6.4 this hamstring muscle this year. nothing on the field. Michigan
year. Bill Bolster and Dave Eddy meet should have definite wins in the
The Michigan State Relay's Stan Mavis in the mile, Bob Mills shot put, triple jump, long jump
"Special 60," which got top bill- faces Dane Fortney for a very and probably high jump.
ing prior to the meet last week- close 880-yd. run and Michigan's Steve Adams, M i c h i g a n 's
end, proved to be disappointing. Tim Bell and tall and lanky Andy!"gentle giant,' and his team-
Kent State's Gerald Tinker did Johnson run the 1000 . mate Mike Lantry put around
not show and Eastern's Hasley Michigan. has no problem in the 59 and 53 feet, respectively.
Crawford came with an injured 440-yd. dash with Kim Rowe, Jeff Adams has yet to lose this sea-
foot, so that left only Herb Wash- McLeod and Geary Yee competing son and is a shoe-in to defend
ington and Dill to attempt a new against Mike Holt. McLeod a'ver-, the Big Ten indoor championship
world's record. Washington won ages 48.5 and Rowe 47.5 in this title
with a very fast 5.9. Dill, six feet event. As State's Del Gregory aradu-

Dve rse s
several potential starters.
"We have eight players who
are all very good. Knight and
Martin average about 35 min-
utes a game and the others about
20 minutes," he said.
Martin suffered a leg injury
last week but Ridl was confident
that he would be back at full
strength by the end of the week.
AMONG THE teams that have
fallen prey to the Panthers are
Florida State 82-60, Penn State
83-61, Connecticut (who beat
Syracuse) 83-63, Syracuse 71-56,
and Davidson (who beat South
Carolina) 71-56. Davidson was

handed its worst defeat in 154
years. Many of these teams havef
shifted in and out of the nationall
rankings and are usually promi-i
nent basketball powers.
With a 19-1 record, a nationalj
ranking, and some impressivet
victories over other strong oppo-f
nents, Ridl stated, "I think thatc
we are in contention for a berth
in the NCAA tournament as an
independent. However, we have
six games left to play."
The coach sees tough compe-
tition from Temple, South Cara-
lina, Pem State, and West Vir-
ginia in the remaining part of
the season.

ated last year, Abe Butler has no
competition in the triple and long
jumps. Butler finished second last
week in the triple with 48-8 al-
though his season best is 49-1.
State is trying to get freshman
Grady Walker, a 6-7 high school
jumper, eligible for tonight against
Michigan's Jesse Myers and Will
Saunders, both 6-6 jumpers. In the
pole vault, Terry Hart and Ed
Kulba have cleared 14-6 for Mich-
There's nothing short of ex'ite-
ment left for the Michigan track
team this season. They must only
face MSU three more times in-
doors andhtwo of the three times
are at the Big Ten and NCAA

AN EXHAUSTED MICHIGAN RUNNER heads for the wire during
a meet in Michigan State's antiquated Jenison Fieldhouse. The
thinclads will meet the Spartans tonight in one of the vital meets
of the season. The Blue hope for a strong showing in the field

Gal cagers improvig;,
battle Jackson tonight
Michigan's women's varsity basketball team will try to even
its season record, tonight by defeating Jackson Community Col-
lege in Jackson.
The young Wolverine squad finally gets a crack at someone
its own age when it takes on the junior college hoopsters tonight.
Michigan's varsity features four freshmen, three sophomores I
and only two seniors.
Despite Jackson's permanent age handicap, JCC has al-
ways fielded good teams and the,-rivalry with Michigan is
Jackson showed the Wolverines that experience, not age,
makes the difference as last year's fine crop of sophomores hand-
ed Michigan two defeats.
In addition to losing all of last year's starters, Jackson also
lost coach Mary Nolan. JCC's rebuilding program hasn't been
Sery successful and their record to date is 0-2.
Michigan has been improving steadily as the team gains
game experience. , The Wolverines are coming off a strong
showing against third-ranked Western Michigan last week, and
Michigan appeared confident during practices this week.
"Our defense is very tough," claims senior Sheryl Szady,
"and when you play as well as we did against a team like
Western, it really picks up the team.
"Jackson hasn't played well this year," continued Szady.
"and we're confident we can beat them. The interesting game
will he against Grand Valley."
The Wolverines host Grand Valley State College this Satur-
day at 1 p.m. at Crisler Arena, and as usual, the Raiders start a'
tall team.
The Wolverine offense has been stymied by a lack of re-
bounding, while on defense, Michigan has been unable to keep

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