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Thursday, April 18, 1974


Thursday, April 18, 1974 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

There is definitely a tendency to write
off as "dumb-jocks" among some segn
the academic community. Occasionall
one like Dave Gallagher is put on TV.
about his educational objectives. But it
this comes mostly from a "look here is
that can talk" idealogy. He is presentee
exception to the stereotype, not as e
against it.
One athlete who is upset with this att
Steve Adams, 'M' club president, recent I
Relays discus champion, and holder of ti
'en championships. Adams is the trac
co-captain and holds school records in 1
indoor and outdoor shot put. But perhal
importantly he holds a 3.5 grade point r
in English, and is headed for graduate s
Steve comments: "The only really
pointing thing in my four years here ha
the. athletic stereotype. It bothers m4
people form so many ideas about yoi
;because you are an athlete. It's amazin
people at a supposedly liberal school c
so close-minded."
The 6-7, 285 pound native of Pittsfield,
chusetts doesn't feel that awards for e
ing athlete-scholars are particularly he
squelching this image: "I'm not knockin




they're a tradition. But I think it perpetuates the
stereotype even more to say 'Here's our jock
that can talk'. I just think it's a little ridiculous.
Why don't they give an award to the outstanding
student who plays IM sports, it's the same
While Steve will not deny that there are some
athletes who live up to the "dumb jock" stereo-
type, he points to the fact that many athletes
could be better students if they did not have to
devote so much time to their sports. He justifies
the use of athletic scholarships: "Don Canham
has told me of what extremes any PR man will.
go to in order to get a name in the paper. When
schools get publicity through their athletics peo-
ple don't say "Where's .that" anymore. And be-
yond that, how many students come away from a
football game on Saturday having a bad time. It's
entertainment, and same students don't realize
how much effort goes into bringing about those
Saturday afternoons."
Adams also dislikes the idea that athletes
get a "free ride". "That's just not true.
You figure the money you get for the hours
you put in and it's just not that much. I'm
glad I didn't play. football, I don't know how
those guys can do it. They have to come to
school two weeks early for double sessions.
They're subjected to the pressures of main-

taining a winning tradition each week. They
have spring practices, and they're at a tough
academic school."
With all this pressure and competition many
athletes maintain it is almost necessary to make
their academics run second place to their ath-
letics. Steve, however, has not fallen into this
trap; "My number one emphasis would be on
academics. It's not like I let track slip. I've
never missed a workout, and I've done a lot of
good things like winning the Big Ten. But I've al-
ways done it for the fun of the thing. But I don't
condemn someone for doing it differently."
As Steve explains his academic objectives:
"I'm an English major, but I haven't had time to
pick up a teaching .certificate here so I'll prob-
ably go to Education Grad school. I'd like to
teach at the high school level and coach, and if
things go well move up to the college level. I've
applied to the University of Massachusetts in my
home state, and been accepted at Seton Hall
which right now looks pretty attractive. And
I've also applied for a teaching assistantship at
the University of Tennessee.
Adams was a much sought after high school
star and his reason for choosing the Univer-
sity of Michigan was its academic balance.
"I didn't want to go to the Ivy League be-
cause they are too academically orientated,

and on the West Coast it seemed just the op-
posite. Here there is a real balance between
the two and I've been very satisfied."
Steve feels athletics have done a lot for him
besides paying his way through school. "I prob-
ably don't realize half the things track has done
for me. I know how to discipline myself. I, know
how to budget my time and it carries over into
academics as I know how to get papers done on
time, and done right."
Adams' coaches seem to agree with Steve's
evaluation of himself. Dixon Farmer comments:
"He's the kind of guy who leads by example. He
is not a cheerleader, and he doesn't do stuff like
bang his fist in the locker room. He's very in-
telligent with well defined goals, and he knows
how to go get them."
Weight coach Jack Harvey notes: "He is a
very methodical worker, very exacting, not
emotional, although he is competitive. He is
a pleasant guy to work with and one of the
hardest working guys on the team. He's cer-
tainly been an asset to our program."
Whether Steve Adams is merely an exception
to the "dumb jock" stereotype is open to debate.
But most certainly this talented scholar-athlete
demonstrates that we should never pre-judge
someone's intelligence because they devote time
to athletics.

The Heave-ho
STEVE ADAMS LOFTS another 60-footer into the air. Besides the
shot put, Adams is very talented in the discus as well. Last week
he captured the Dodgwood Relays discus championship while
recording a fourth in the shot put. Weight coach Jack Harvey
thinks Adams has the potential to vie for a national championship
in the discus. Although in this picture it looks like someone
stepped on his toe, Adams is normally a very cool, calm, and
collected person.


- e Sanu4y iW &3i-
Big Blue Machine.


y T Professional Lague Stndins

. .

. retools with speed

John Kahler-......
ONE OF THE FEW conclusions that can be safely drawn from
watching spring practice is that the '74 Michigan Wolverines
will present a different offensive look from past editions of the
Blue Machine. Not really radical changes (after all, Bo voted
for Nixon), but changes nevertheless.
The most notable difference will be the lack of an overpower-
ing fullback. Ed Shuttlesworth has departed, and the freshman
candidates to replace him have been (alternately) hurt and un-
impressive. So, the tailback from Tiffin, Chuck Heater, will
spend the season vamping at fullback.
Unlike Easy Ed, Heater will not overpower many people.
This was demonstrated quite dramaticallyat. a recent
practice where on a fourth and one inch play, the aroused
first string defense threw Heater for a loss. But, unlike
Shuttlesworth, Heater has speed.
"Chuck Heater is the kind of player who needs to find a
crack in the defense," explained coach Chuck Stobart, who
handles the offensive backfield. "But once he gets a crack, he
can pick up some good yardage. He won't run over many
people, but he has advantages a big fullback would not have."
Speed appears to be the trademark of Bo's new backfield'
Rob Lytle and Gordon (Bad as Hell) Bell are nothing if not fast.
There is also Heisman Trophy candidate Dennis Franklin (the
squad's best open field runner) at quarterback. The most effec-
tive play in the Wolverine repetoire is the Franklin scramble
out of the pocket.
IN FACT, IT IS this personnel that is forcing changes in Mich-
igan's coaching philosophy. The Michigan offense has been
called many things in the past, among them, dull, boring, and
unimaginative. To these you can add: ineffective.
Any team with a fairly competent defense can hold Michigan
to 14 or less points in a game. The Wolverine attack is capable
of only a limited number of options, and whenever a team can
handle these plays, the attack breaks down. Fortunately for
Wolverine fans (and Bo Schembechler's winning percentage),
Michigan in a normal year plays only two teams with maor
college defenses: Ohio State and the Rose Bowl opponent.
For a team that shuts down the Wolverines, the trick
is how to outscore them. Whenever the offense has gotten
into trouble, the defense has come through to bail Michigan
out. Michigan State (10-0) and Purdue (9-6) were games of
that sort y 1972; the defense did the same thing to Navy
(14-0) last year.
Defense wins balgames at Michigan, and the defensive
players know it. This is the group that, in practice, appears to
have a monopoly on spirit and desire. The offensive players,
on the other hand, seem deathly afraid that the slightest mis-
take will earn them an exile on the demo squads for the dura-
tion of their careers.,
Combined with this pathological fear of errors is a doctrinaire
backwardness in coaching philosophy that can think of no better
way to deal with an opponent than to bulgeon him to death.
This approach is tried with every foe, even though it often
means spending the afternoon futilely attacking the one strong
point in the other team's defense (Ohio State, 1971).
BUT NOW THE attack has speed, and coach Stobart seems to
relish the opportunity to use it.
"We will be discussing over the summer the changes we will
be making to fit the personnel we have," he claims. "There are
some things we can do now that we couldn't do in the past,
and some things we could do in the past that we can't do now
"We want Gil Chapman to be a Johnny Rodgers-type
wingback. He will be doing everything; catching the ball,
blocking, and running. If we play him at wingback, he will
be seeing a lot of action.
"We don't want to expose Dennis Franklin too much, since
we don't have too much depth at quarterback. Actually, we
intended to pass more last year than we did, but the offensive
line was hurting in the first four games, and when they came
back, Franklin was bothered with that hand injury. We have a
great quarterback, some great receivers, and good blocking,
and that's all you need for a great passing game."
So the end of the offensive doldrums is in sight. It will be
speed and finesse as Bo's Revenge rolls to a showdown in
Columbus. This would not be the first small, quick team to win
the Big Ten. Ask Johnny Orr.

DETROIT ()-Baltimore jump
ed on Woodie Fryman for five runs
in the first inning and Jim Palmer
fired a five-hitter last night, lead-
ing the Orioles to a 6-1 victory over
the Detroit Tigers.
'Fryman, 0-2, walked Bobby
Grich and balked him to second
to begin the outburst. Designated
hitter Tommy Davis followed with
a run-scoring single, then rookie
Jim Fuller smashed a two - run
homer, his first of the baseball
Don Baylor then walked and
stole second and Earl Williams was
intentionally walked with two outs
to get to Andy Etchebarren, who
promptly delivered an RBI sin-
gle. t
Bill Slayback replaced Fryman
and was greeted by a single by
Mark Belanger who drove ii the
fifth Baltimore run..
The Orioles added a run in the
fifth inning, when Fuller was hit
by a pitch, stole second, reached
third on Brooks 'Robinson's' single
and 'scored on a sacrifice fly by
A walk to Willie Horton brought
home Detroit's run in the sixth
after Palmer, 2-0, loaded the bases
with a pair of walks and an er-
Bronx bumbers
NEW YORK - Bernie Carbo and
Bob Montgomery drove in eighth-
inning runs yesterday, lifting the
Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory
over the New York Yankees and
Pat Dobson, who had pitched no-
hit ball for six innings.
Juan Beniques opened the
eighth with a double and wenttto
third when right-fielder Walt Wil-
liams"throw hit him on the batting
helmet. Carbo singled Beniquez in
to give Boston a 3-2 lead, and
Sparky Lyle replaced Dobson, 1-1.
Carbo went to third on Carl Yas-
trzemski's single and scored on
Montgomery's sacrifice fly.
The Red Sox tied the game 2-2
in the seventh. Dobson lost his no-
hitter and shutout when Yastrzem-
ski hit his fourth home run of the
season over the right-field fence.
Bob Montgomery flied out, Cecil
Cooper singled and went to third
on Dick McAuliffe's hit-and-run
single. Doug .Griffin's bunt single
got the tying run home. Dobson
escaped further trouble by strik-
ing out Mario Guerrero and Tom-
my Harper.
The Yankees nicked Bill Lee
for a pair of runs in the second in-
ning, helped by some sloppy Bos-
ton fielding. Thurman Munson led
off with a double and remained at
second as Lou Piniella beat out a
groundersto deep short.
Brewer bombers
MILWAUKEE - Bob Coluccio
greeted reliever Ken Sanders with
a home run leading off the 16th
inning, powering the Milwaukee
Brewers to a 5-4 baseball victory
over the Cleveland Indians Wedes-
day night.
The blast spoiled an iron man
performance by Gaylord Perry,

who had pitched 15 innings fory
the Indians before sitting down mi
favor of Sanders, 0-1.
Coluccio teed off on a 3-1 offer-
ing from the reliever.
Pedro Garcia had tied the game
4-4 for Milwaukee with a two-run
homer in the ninth inningof Per-
ry. Garcia unloaded with one out
after Perry walked Bob Mitchell.
Perry held the Brewers hit-'
less until Coluccio, after fouling
off five pitches, singled sharply to
right with two out in the sixth.

The Indians took a 2-0 lead in
the sixth when John Lowenstein
walked, took second on a sacri-
fice and scored on a single by
George Hendrick. Hendrick stole
second and scored on John Ellis'
Dave Duncan slammed a homer
for Cleveland in the seventh. Thej
Indians added another run in the
frame when Lowenstein bunted1
for a single and eventually scored
on a wild pitch.
Cubs clobber
CHICAGO - George Mitterwald
hit three home runs, one with the
bases loaded, and drove in eight
runs and the Chicago Cubs belted
three more homers in a 18-9 blast-'
ing of the Pittsburgh Pirates yes-
Mitterwald hit his grand slam
in the first inning, his first homer'
of the season; hit one with two
men on in the third, and socked
one with the bases empty in the

sixth. He also got an RBI with a
bases-loaded walk in the fourth
and doubled in his only other at-
bat in the eighth. He had 14 total
bases for the day.
Rick Monday and Jerry Morales
hit consecutive homers in the bot-
tom of the second for the Cubs
and Bill Madlack's first National
League homer preceded Mitter-
wald's third in the sixth.
Chicago's first 10 runs and Mit-
terwald's first two homers came
off Pittsburgh starter Jerry Reuss,
0-1, in three innings. Steve Blass,
making his first appearance of the
year, relieved Reuss at the start
of the fourth and finished the
game, giving up eight runs, three1
- of them unearned.I
Willie Stargell hit his second
homer of the season, a three-run
shot in the first, and Richie Heb-
ner hit his fourth of the year with
nobody on and Richie Zisk hit his
second with one man on in Pitts-
burgh's five-run ninth.

r sizzles; Fryman fizzles

St. Louis
New York







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Only games scheduled.
Milwaukee 6 3
Boston 5 4
Baltimore 5 4
New York 6 5
Cleveland 4 7
Detroit 4 7




Los Angeles 9 3 .750 --.+
Houston 7 5 .583 2 ]
Atlanta 6 6 .500 3
San Francisco 6 6 .500 3 +
Cincinnati 4 6 .400 4 ]
San Diego s 3 9 .250 6
Wednesday's Games
Montreal 7, New York 4
Chicago 18, Pittsburgh 9
San Diego 6, Atlanta 1
Philadelphia 12, St. Louis 5
Los Angeles 14, Cincinnati 1
Houston 3, San Francisco 2;
Thursday's Games
New York Matlack 1-0 at Montreal
Torrez 1-0, 3:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh Rooker 0-1 at Chicago
Frailing 1-0, 2:30 p.m.
San Diego Grief 0-2 at Atlanta Bar-
rison 0-2, 7:35 p.m.
St. Louis McGlothen 1-0 at Phila.
delphia Echeuler 0-1 or Lonborg 0-1,
7:35 p.m.y
San Francisco Bradley 1-1 at Hous-


California 7 3 .700 -
Minnesota 5 3 .625 1
Oakland 6 4 .600 1
Texas 6 5 .546 1 Z
Kansas City 3 5 .375 3
Chicago 1 8 .111 5H
Wednesday's Games
Baltimore 6, Detroit 1
Boston 4, New York 3
Milwaukee 5, Cleveland 4
Texas 4, Kansas City 2
Minnesota at California, inc.
Chicago at Oakland, inc.
Thursday's Games
Boston, wise 1-0 at New York, Me-
dich 1-1, 2 p.m.
Minnesota, Blyleven 2-0 at California,
Tanana 2-0, 4 p.m.
Baltimore, McNally 1-1 at Detroit,
Lolich 0-3, 8 p.m.
Only Games scheduled.

Golfers prepare for Keppier

A Concert of Jewis Music
from the late Renaissance to the present
Directed by ELLEN KATZ
8 p.m. Greene Lounge, East Quad

The Michigan golfers will travel
down to Columbus, Ohio this week-
end where they will participate in
the sixth annual Kepler Invitation-
al Golf Tournament.
The Kepler classic which will be
held on the Ohio State University
golf course is the second tourna-
ment of the 1974 season for the
Rounding out the squad at this
point are co-captains Rene Des-
marias and Craig Dhio, Louis
Meldman and Tom McParlan. Two
other players yet to be named will
complete the Wolverine squad.
Michigan comes off an excellent
showing in the Miami Invitational,
which was held last month. In that
tournament, the Wolverine golfers
earned a sixth-place berth out of
a field of thirty-seven teams.
Michigan compiled the lowest score
of any northern school in that
The Kepler tourney will contain
teams from the Big Ten and Mid-
America conferences.
"We have a good chance to win,"
assistant Wolverine coach Jim
Lipe speculated. "I expect Tom
McParlan and Rene Desmarias to
be our lowest scorers. Either one
could individually win the tourna-
"They have the ability to win
anytime," Lipe declared.
McParlan. posted the lowest
score of any competing Wolverine
golfer in the recent Miami Tourna-
The Wolverines stiffist competi-
tion should come from the Ohio
schools. "They've had better
weather and have ; gotten a good
jump on us as far as actual prac-
tice is concerned," assistant coach
Lipe said.
"Right now I think we're about
the number two or three team in

the conference," head coach BillI
Newcomb stated.
"Indiana is the best team I
think. They beat us down in Miami
and should win the Big Ten," New-
comb said.
This is the sixth year Michigan
has competed in the Kepler tourna-
ment. The Wolverines have never
finished better than seventh.
After the Kepler Invitational, the
Wolverine golfers will head for the
University of Miami at Ohio where,
on April 29, they will compete in
the Mid-Amedica championship
Stickers slash
Down by four goals in the

second period, the Michigan Wol-
verines stormed from behind to
edge the Michigan State Spar-
tans, 8-7, in a Lacrosse contest
at East Lansing.
The Wolverine scoring was paced
by Steve Bissel's three goals. Don
Holman contributed four assists,
while netminder Tim Cotter had
ten saves for Michigan, now 7-2 on
the year.
The Michigan stickmen will
complete their season this Sun-
day against the University of
Illinois at 2:00 on the Tartan
Turf south of Yost Ice Arena.

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