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Thursday, April 11, 1974


Page Seven

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Sports ofTe D
Capital ties series'
From Wire Service Reports
LANDOVER, Md.-Guards Archie Clark and Phil Chenier
scored 12 points apiece in the final quarter, leading the Capital
Bullets to a 109-92 victory over the New York Knicks last night
and tied their National Basketball Association playoff series at
three games apiece.
The deciding game of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference
semifinals will be played in New York Friday night.
The Bullets, who blew fourth-quarter leads while losing the
two previous games in the series, took a 68-67 advantage into
the final 12 minutes. They spurted ahead 77-69 after 1:16 had
been played and were never threatened.x
CLARK, AN AGING superstar bothered by injuries all sea--
son and used only sparingly in the playoffs, finished with 20
points-two more than his total for five previous games. Chenier
finished with 22.
Elvin Hayes led the Bullets with 31 points, giving him 169
for the series. Walt Frazier, New York's leader, again led
with 25.
* * *
WFL claims Jessie
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Ron Jessie, a starting wide receiver
for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League, signed with
the Birmingham Americans of the World Football League yes-
-terd y.-
The multi-year contract goes into effect in 1975.
Jessie was a seventh-round draft choice of the Dallas Cow-
boys in 1971 after playing at the University of Kansas. He was
traded to Detroit in 1972.
HE HAS PLAYED in every game since joining the Lions
and haS been a starter for the last two years.
He is the second player from the NFL to sign with the
Americans. Ken Stabler of Oakland signed earlier.
ANOTHER important WFL signing was made by the Hous-
ton Texans. They announced yesterday that they have signed dis-
enchanted Dallas Cowboy quarterback Craig Morton to a con-
tract for the 1975 season.
The Detroit Sharks?
DETROIT - The Los Angeles Sharks of the World Hockey
Association will be moved to Detroit in time for next season, the
club's new owners said Wednesday.
Chuck Nolton and Pete Shegena, Detroit businessmen who
bought the franchise earlier this year, said a new nickname
would be chosen.
The team has a two-year contract for home games in the
10,000-seat Cobo Arena, with an option for a third, the owners
* * *
Tennis today,.
On the wall of Brian Eisner's office are listed the Michigan
tennis teams' goals for the 1974 season. Included are winning
the Big Ten and national championships as well as a host of
lesser individual quests. Lest the reader be dubious because of
the loftiness of these aspirations, the Wolverine netters stand
ready to convert all skeptics when they play four home matches
in the next five days to kick-off this year's dual meet schedule.
"The weather has prevented us from playing much outdoor
tennis," the Michigan mentor commented. "It takes us at least
a week to snake the adjustment from indoors to outdoors."
Michigan only started to practice outdoors on Tuesday.
Despite these factors, however, the Blue netters should
have no trouble destroying Notre Dame (today at 2:30), Minne-
sota (Friday at 3:00), Iowa (Saturday at 10 a.m.), and Michigan
State (Monday) in that order. Eisner claims that Notre Dame has
been very impressive this Spring," but the logical prediction is
that the Wolverines will not be extended by any of them.
Coach Eisner has based his lineup on the results of intra-
squad matches and for the opener against Notre Dame the Wol-
verines will field:
Singles-1) Victor Amaya, 2) Peter Fleming, 3) Eric Fried-
ler, 4) Freddie De Jesus, 5) Kevin Senich, 6) Jeff Miller.
Doubles-1) Amaya-Friedler, 2) Fleming-DeJesus, and 3)
Jerry Karzan-Jeff Holman.
Traditionally the Wolverines use the Big Ten as a warmup
for nationals and this year should be no exception. One of the
teams' more interesting goals is to defeat every team in the
Big Ten by a 9-0 score and to win all nine individual cham-
pionships at the 'conference meet. The magnitude of this alone
will undoubtedly provide some excitement to what should be
a very predictable string of Michigan tennis triumphs.
And if, perchance, these meets convince you of the tremen-
dous ability that the Wolverines have . . . well as an old cliche
put it, "You ain't seen nothing yet!" In fact, Eisner expects his
team to perform well beneath its peak level.

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Campy Pon(
By MARC FELDMAN ship case and is interested
Michigan star forward Campy Russell has out a package d e a I with1
filed with the National Basketball Associa- Frank."
tion to be classified as a hardship case Where Wootin and his gro
and pass up his senior season here to play information could not be asce
professionally in the RNBA pending approval the connection, if any, betwe
by the League office. Russell also remained a my
The Detroit Free Press reported in yes- told of Russell's surprised rea
terday's editions that Detroit Piston Gen- newspaper story, Wootin, a fo
eral Manager Ed Coil received a letter land Browns football player, h<
from Pat Summerall Advisors, a Cleveland ment" as to whether he ha
group claiming to represent Russell, asking Campy. W o o t i n was reach
the Pistons if they would be interested in where he is representing (or
obtaining Campy and his older brother represent) Dolphin football play
Frank (a former U-D star) in a package arbitration.
deal. The NBA hardship draft was
Michigan Coach Johnny Orr spoke with years ago mainly to compete w
his star yesterday and said Russell told American Basketball Associatio
him at that meeting that he knew nothing been raiding colleges in sear
about what he read in the Free Press, graduate talent since its incep
but that he had indeed decided to apply Some of the stars who played
for the hardship category. before their college eligibiiltye
Piston GM Coil, contacted at his Detroit Spencer Haywood (now in thel
office yesterday afternoon, claimed to know Simpson and Julius Erving.
only of the letter he received Tuesday. Two prominent current NBA
"All I know and all I showed Curt Syl- entered the league via the ha
vester (Free Press sportswriter) was this are Buffalo's Bob McAdoo a
letter from John Wootin of the Pat Sum- Phil Chenier.
merall group." A spokesman for the NBAi
The letter was as follows: "Campy explained the procedure. "If a
Russell has signed to be declared a hard- cates that he would like to
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in working
his brother
up got their
ertained and
en them and
ystery. When
action to the
ormer Cleve-
had "no corn-
ad ever met
ed in Miami
r seeking to
yers in salary
devised two
with the rival
on which had
ch of under-
ption in 1967.
in the NBA
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players who
ardship draft
nd Capital's
in New York
player indi-
turn pro he

applies with the League office to be classi-
fied as a hardship case. The player should
be able to demonstrate somewhat that stay-
ing in college presents some financial hard-
ship for himself and his family.
"If the application is approved, his name
is placed on the list of draftable players
for the NBA draft that will be held about
ten days after the playoffs end in May,"
he added.
"Once the name is on the list, the player
has until 24 hours before the draft to re-
move his name from consideration and
retain his college eligibility."
Russell led the 1973-74 Wolverines to
the finals of the NCAA Mid-East Re-
gionals and was named the Most Valuable
Player in that tournament. Michigan was
the surprise team in the country with a
22-5 record, and a sixth place national
ranking In the final Associated Press poll.
Campy led the Big Ten in scoring and
was second in rebounding and it was hoped
by Michigan fans that he and the rest 'of
the starting five of C.J. Kupec, Wayman
Britt, Joe Johnson, and Steve Grote would
return and defend their Big Ten champion-
ship next winter.

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DOWN TOLEDO, 3-0, 4-2:







The Michigan baseball team put
it all together yesterday afternoon
as they swept their sun-soaked
doubleheader, whipping the Uni-
versity of Toledo 3-0 and 4-2 on
the strength of 15 hits at Ray Fish-
er Stadium. The hits indeed started
coming and the pitchers perform-
ed like they were appreciative of
the support.
IN THE FIRST game of the twin
bill, the Wolverines struck early.
Dick Walterhouse lead off with a
single, and the Maize and Blue
second baseman put himself into
scoring position quickly by steal-
ing second base. Chris Burak
knocked him in with another sin-
gle and Michigan had scored after
their first two men had come to
bat. Burak went on to bat four-
for-seven on the day.
Ted Mahan followed and bounced
a double off the left field fence but
Michigan ended the inning with
the bases loaded when the slug-
gers couldn't get an additional
clutch hit.
the game was a suicide squeeze
the Wolverines pulled to perfec-
tion. With one out in the sixth Dan
Damiani sliced a double into right
centerfield and advanced to third
when the Rocket shortstop could-
n 't control the throw from the out-
field. Michigan Coach Moby Bene-
dict called for the squeeze and
Mark Grenkowski reached out
across the plate and laid down a
beautiful bunt toward the Toledo
pitcher. Michigan had a quick run.
Chuck Rogers and Craig Forhan
combined in two-hitting Toledo
and although Rogers didn't have
his usually sharp control, he did
not let a Rocket runner reach
third base. Forhan came in after
the fourth inning and gave up one
measly single while walking no-

home the Toledo run in the sec-
* ond and he gave up three bases-
on-balls in the fourth. Fireman
uv Pete Ross came in during the
fourth inning however and whiffed
Toledo's Len Matuszek for the
third out.
The Wolverines tried a new com-
bination in the second game using
NIGHT EDITOR: freshman Ted Mahan behind the
FRED UPTON plate and transferring Lonchar to
first base. The move enabled Bene-
THE WOLVERINE defense was dict to use Ross in relief and base-
also solid. Where the Rockets made ball fans may see more of that
four errors the Wolverines did not strategy as the year goes on.
make a mistake. BENEDICT LEADS his forces
In the second game of the day, into the Big .Ten opener this Fri-
the Maize and Blue- drew blood day at Fisher Stadium and plans
early forthe second time and in to start Ace Adams and Larry
the first inning supplied all the Sorensen in the doubleheader
runs Michigan would need. Walter- against the Illini.
house lead off again. for the Blue Although Benedict said he's
and drew a walk - just another "never satisfied" with a perform-
time he reached base in a three- ance, the baseball perfectionist felt
for-six batting day. Burak singled some of the players are starting
and-they both advanced a base on to come around. The sooner'they
a wild pitch served by Rocket Tom do, the more likely Michigan can
Bowles. After an infield out, Mike improve on their second place, Big
DeCou sent a chopper to short and Ten finish last season.
Walterhpu e scored but Burak was, -
nailed coming into third.I __ --r
John Lonchar came up and , C O E S
drove a double to left and put l

runnerss o second and third. Jeff
James stepped to the plate and
sliced another double into right
center driving Lonchar and DeCou
in with the second and third Wol-
verine runs.
THE ROCKETS managed runs
in the second and fourth inning off
Wolverine starter Tom Joyce.
Joyce had problems with his con-
trol in both frames. He walked

American League
Minnesota 6, Chicago 5
Milwaukee 6, Cleveland 4
Baltimore at Boston, postponed
IKansas City 4, Oakland 1
National League
Chicago 7, Philadelphia 6
New York 3, St. Louis 2
Montreal 12, Pittsburgh 8, 13 innings
San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 3
Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 0

Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB
DeCou cut downat the plate.



Gilbert shuts ol

From wire ServiceReports
BOSTON - Goalie Giles Gilbert
turned in a spectacular perfor-
mance in protecting young Greg
Sheppard's second-period goal and
the Boston Bruins edged the To-i
ronto Maple Leafs 1-0 last night in
the opener of their National Hockey
League quarterfinal playoff series.
Sheppard cashed his own rebound
at 4:22 of the middle session and
the Bruins clung to the advantage
in a furious windup as Gilbert hung
on against six Toronto skaters in
the final 6 seconds.
Gilbert, who lost in his only pre-
vious playoff game while with Min-
nesota last year, finished with 35
saves, including nine in tha third
Doug Favell, a former Boston
farm hand, was equally spectacu-
lar in the Toronto goal with 32
saves in the close-checking series
opener before 15,003 fans at Boston
Favell was pulled in favor of a
sixth skater as Toronto maie a'
desperate move to tie the cnunt
with 1:26 remaining and a faceoff

in the Boston zone. However, Gil-
bert smothered the puck in a big
pile-up in his crease with 1:11 to
go and the Bruins didn't give the
Maple Leafs another chance.
Hawks crown Kings
CHICAGO-Stan Mikita's empty-
net goal with 48 seconds to play
clinched a 3-1 victory for the Chi-
cago Black Hawks over the Los
Angeles Kings yester.lay in the
opening game of their Stanlev Cup
playoff series.
The Hawks, trailing 1-0 after
the first period, took the lead in
the second period on goals by
Darcy Rota and Dennis Hull.
The Kings jumped to a 10 lead
in the first period when Gene Carr
scored on a power play. With Doug
Jarrett in the penalty box for slash-
ing at 8:54, Tom Williams fired a
shot from the blue line andrCarr
deflected the puck past Chicago
goalie Tony Esposito for the
game's first score.
The second game in the best-of-
seven series will be played in Chi-

f Toronto, 1-0
cago tonight with the following two doorstep. The big Ranger left wing
games scheduled in Los Angeles took a pass from Brad Park and
Saturday and Sunday. zipped it into the corner of the net
* * for the game's first goal.

Watch University of Michigan's best
pool players compete for places on the
team to play MICHIGAN STATE.
Men's and Women's competition at


Rangers romp -
MONTREAL - Rapid-fire first-
period goals 19 seconds apart by'
Steve Vickers and Bruce MacGreg-
or propelled the New York Rangers
to a 4-1 victory over Montreal yes-
terday in the opening game ofj
their National Hockey League Stan-
ley Cup playoff series.
The victory gave the Rangers
a 1-0 edge in the best-of-seven
quarter-final series with Game 2
scheduled for tonight here.f

The Rangers struck quickly at
Larocque again, rushing the puck
right back into the Canadiens'
zone on the following faceoff.
There was a scramble in front
of the net and suddenly, Mac-
Gregor had his stick thrust high
in the air, signalling New York's
second goal after directing aj
short shot past Larocque.
Early in the second period, de-
fenseman Dale Rolfe made it 3 0


Henri Richard was still in the for New York while bot' Stern
penalty box when Vickers se tip Shutt and Rod Seiling were servirg
shop on goalie Bunny Larocque' major penalties for fighting.
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