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Page Six


Saturday, January 27, 1973

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, January 27, 1973

A crucial Saturday - Monday
series with Indiana and Iowa
marks the pivotal point in Michi-
gan's quest for the Big Ten basket-
ball championship this weekend.
The Hoosiers, riding atop the
heap with an unblemished 4-0 con-
ference record, invade Crisler Are-
na at 2:00 p.m. today. The Wol-
verines then travel to Iowa City
Monday night to face the Hawk-
eyes, winless since their opening
conquest of Minnesota.
At this critical juncture in the
season, two victories would propel
the Maize and Blue right back
into the thick of the title chase.
Two losses would bring them to
the brink of elimination.
Coach Johnny Orr calls thisI
week's action even tougher than
last week's, a one point loss to
Purdue and a one point victoryI
over Northwestern. "Indiana is
the hottest team in the Big Ten
right now," intoned the coach.
"Our scouts tell us they play-
ed a near perfect game againstj
Michigan State last Monday."
Truly, the Hoosiers did little
wrong, shooting a torrid 56 per
cent while committing an infini-
tesimal four turnovers en route to
a 97-89 victory over a Spartan
bunch that gave Michigan fits two
weeks ago.
Heading the list of young Hoosier
standouts is freshman fireball
Quinn Buckner. Quickly becoming
a household word around the Big
Ten, Buckner traded his football
spikes for sneakers after a sea-
son-long stint at defensive back,
and has been equally impressive
on the hardwoods.
While not scoring at a mur-
derous pace, Buckner has played
key roles in the Hoosier victor-
ies over Minnesota last Saturday
and Michigan State with his pin
point passing and impregnable
In the words of Gopher coach
Bill Musselman, Buckner con-
trolled the tempo of the game.
"He was the guy who really hurt
Joining Buckner will be a front
line boasting size, speed, and scor-
Russell . . . yes! ing ability. 6-8 senior Steve Down-
ing leads the Hoosiers in scor-
iTday in Sports
Tankers host SMU
THE MICHIGAN swim team faces its first real challenge of
the year when they host Southwestern powerhouse Southern
Methodist at Matt Mann Pool today at 4 p.m. The Mustangs were
fifth in last year's NCAA Championships and have most of their
squad returning.
Gone is Olympian Jerry Heidenreich but that does not mean
coach George McMillion has a weakened team. Freestyle is the
strong suit Michigan must contend with. Ray Ince and Paul
Tietze are among the top 10 freestylers in the nation. They will
battle Ray McCullough in perhaps the best matchups of the meet.
John Rubottom and John Thorburn will duel with the Wolverines'
Tom Szuba and Dan Fishburn in the distance races while SMU's
Larry Driver and Michigan's Stu Isaac will renew an old rivalry
in the breaststroke.
Gymnasts at Minnesota
MINNESOTA LEADS Michigan's gymnastics squad by a 148.75
to 147.30 margin after completion of the dual meet's compul-
sory events last night in Minneapolis.
"The Gophers proved to be especially hot," reported Coach
Newt Loken. "With us suffering several near-misses, it's been
The optional events, scheduled for this afternoon, provide the
remainder of the competition in the two-day affair.
We'll really have to fire-up tomorrow in order to make up
the 1.4 deficit," explained Loken.

Michigan's unbeaten dual meet record, which includes their
stunning upset victory over defending NCAA champion Southern
Illinois last Thursday, stands in serious jeopardy at the hands of
the aroused Gophers.
Mat men challenge Illini
HE WOLVERINE wrestling squad will travel today from
Lafayette where they met the Boilermakers in a match last
night to Champaign where they will contest Illinois. Coach Rick
Bay voices- confidence as usual in this eighth dual meet of the
season. "If the team wrestles as well as they have been, we
shouldn't have any trouble at all," Bay assures.
Again Jim Blanks and Fred Lozon will take on the 126 and.
134 pound positions, however, they will be a match wiser after
having contended in their first varsity match last night.
Although Illinois has not been a stand out this season, they
still appear strong in the first three weight classifications, with
Phil Miller at 118 pounds, Bob Mayer at 126 pounds, and Andy
Passaglia at 134 pounds. The team's best wrestler is Palmer Klass
in the 190 spot, and will be met by Wolverine Dave Curby in
today's match which is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
Michigant Relays at Yost
THE GLITTER OF TWELVE Olympian stars will brighten the
gloom of Yost Fieldhouse today. It's the Michigan Relays and
the Wolverine thinclad debut.
In the 60-yard dash, the lightening fast speeds of Herb Wash-
ington and Marshall Dill challenge Michigan's best-Godfrey
Murray. While the unconventional Dave Wottle blazes the track
for Bowling Green, the Wolverines will be testing their six new
frosh on pole-vaulting and high-jumping.
The preliminaries begin at 3:00 this afternoon, followed, at
7:00, by the finals. General admission stands at $1.00.
AM m A & EM W n E &A V


ing with an 18.6 average, and in,
rebounding with 12 per start. At
the forwards are 6-5 John Ritter
and 6-7 Steve Green. Ritter scores
at a rate of 16.4 a game, including
an incredible So of 52 from the
foul line. Green, in sharing play-;
ing time with John Kamstra,I
sports a 5.5 average. 6-41/2 fresh-t
man Jim Crews joins Buckner at
guard, with John Laskowski wait-
ing in the wings.
The Hoosiers run a dynamo of-

fense making primary use of their
big men. "When they come down
on offense," warned assistant
coach Jim Dutcher to the team
during the week, "they don't set
up. They just go."
The offense is designed to find
the big man near the hoop. It
worked for a slew of easy buckets
against Michigan State and may
hurt the Wolverines at the high
post, where Purdue found repeat-
ed openings last Saturday.
Defensively, Orr plans to go
with his 1-2-2 zone that went a
long way toward lowering the
personal foul total to a measly
ten against Purdue. The zone
however, yielded 42 first half
points in the Northwestern game
and Orr went to a man-to-man
in the final stanza, "to open
things up."
The coaching staff has been
concentrating on the Indiana of-
fense man for man all this week
in practice. The second string has
been running the Indiana attack,
with each substitute portraying a
starting Hoosier.
The Wolverines will have to cure
a lack of movement on offense
that cost them the lead in last
week's Purdue contest. Although
they have at times gotten very hot
offensively, a consistent pattern,
has been noticeable by its ab-
sence, except when the stack is
Outside the starting lineup, C. J.
Kupeccontinues to look sharp as
a third -forward and second cen-
ter. Kupec was thought to be the
only Michigan big man with an out-
side shot, that is until Brady can-
ned three jumpers in the Purdue
Both John Lockard and Greg
Buss saw action against North-
western. While getting a mini-
mum of game time in recent



Campy Russell (6-7)
Ernie Johnson (6-8)
Ken Brady (6-10)
Henry Wilmore (6-3)
Joe Johnson (5-10)


(42) John Ritter (6-5)"
(34) Steve Green (6-7)
(32) Steve Downing 6-8)
(45) Jim Crews (6-5)
(21) Quinn Buckner (6-2)

weeks, both looked sharp in prac-
tice this week going through the
Indiana offense.
The key to stopping the Hoos-
iers for Michigan will be to deny
the inside feeds from the likes
of Buckner, who excels in the
art, to Downing and Ritter. The
two, if allowed to get the ball
in close, are likely to score and/
or put the Wolverines in serious
foul trouble.
Icers lose
Michigan icers dropped an 8-7
decision to Colorado College last
night in overtime, despite Roy
Ashworth's three goals.
Offensively, a mix-it-up type
game is needed from Brady, and a
dearth of turnovers to match In-
diana's expected low output.
Orr commented on the burden
of playing Saturday - Monday
sets. "We've played more than any
other team in the Big Ten," he
griped. "It's really tough to come
back Monday and play again, es-
pecially; if you lose Saturday," he
"If we beat Indiana, I'm hop-
ing our momentum will carry us
over Iowa on Monday. If we lose,
there's gonna be a lot of talking
done to get things straightened
If ever a team is ready to break
out, it's the Hawkeyes. After
b r i n g i n g Minnesota down
to earth, the Hawks have dropped
last-second decisions to Illinois,
Michigan State and Ohio after a
loss to Michigan.
"The heavens must be frown-
ing," moaned Iowa mentor Dick
Schultz about his team's bad
luck. "We've played under par a
couple times, but we don't de-
serve to be 1-4."
Iowa still has the loop's fourth
leading scorer in center Kevin
Kunnert. Kunnert played a great
first half in the first Michigan-
Iowa game, but was stifled by Ken
Brady in the second half to in-
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Big Ten Standings
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sure a Michigan victory.
Slick-shooting Rick Williams has
been strangely erratic, going hot
or cold just like his team. The two
average 23.2 and 16.6 respectively. w
"We know Iowa's got a tough
ballclub," voiced Orr. "They're'
ready to bust out and they're play-
ing at home."
Elsewhere in the Big Ten to-
day, co-leader Purdue entertains
the enigmatic Ohio State Buck-
eyes. The Bucks notched their
first league win last week, edging
Iowa 75-72. The Bucks could
tighten the race considerably by
beating a Purdue contingent pick-
ed to finish well below them, now
two games ahead.
Michigan States tries to put
another nail in Minnesota's cage Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEM
coffin when the two square off IN A BATTLE OF 25s, Henry Wilmore lofts a soft jumper over
in Minneapolis. Iowa plays a the fingertips ofBoilermaker JerryaNichols. Wilmore was held
non-leaguer at South Carolina; t onsaantPru u aebc ih2 gis
while Illinois takes on North t onsaantPru u aebc ih2 gis
Carolina at Chicago Stadium.) Northwestern Monday.
FSchembechier signs newua pact'


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KEN BRADY hopes he can win
the battle of the big men with
Steve Downing in today's crucial
Big Ten battle.

39-2 ROMP:
Matmen roll on

Special To The Daily
The Michigan wrestling team
annihilated Purdue last night by
the humiliating count of 39-2.
The Wolverines' juggernaut roll-
ed to its seventh consecutive dual
meet victory with only a draw
at 126 pounds preventing an al-
most unheard of whitewash.
Assistant Coach Bill Johanne-
son offered words of praise on
virtually all his performers.
"Jeff Guyton's victory was
probably the most impressive of
the night," claimed Billy Jo. "He
beat a guy who's one of the Big
Ten's best at that class."
Guyton decisioned Bill Andrew
6-4 in the battle of 134 pounders.
Head Coach Rick Bay planned
on wrestling Fred Lozon at that
division, but substituted Guyton
late yesterday afternoon when
Lozon came down with a virus.
JOHANNESON t h o u g h t Bill
Schuck wrestled well in his 9-4
decision against Tom Simpson.
Two of Michigan's grapplers
recorded pins last night. Mitch
Mendrygal flattened Mike Houtz
1:34 into the first period while
heavyweight Gary Ernst turned
the trick against Rick Rodgers
38 seconds from the second
stanza's horn.
"Gary just crunched that guy,"
observed Johanneson, himself a
former standout grappler for the
Wolverines. "He had a tremend-
ous advantage over the Purdue
wrestler, not only in weight but
also in strength."
JOHN RYAN notched his sec-
ond impressive victory in a row
when he rolled to a 15-3 superior
decision over Boilermaker Harry
Downing. Ryan earned "Cham-
pion of the Week" laurels last
Milwaukee 117, Detroit 105
jBoston 139, Houston 126
Atlanta 18, Buffalo 82
Chicago 110, Baltimore 100
Cleveland 105, Philadelphia 100
Memphis 114, Denver 107
Utah 127, virginia 121
Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 3
Minnesota 4, Ottawa 2

week for his 11-2 effort against
Indiana's Jim Clary.
In the meet's other events,
Jerry Hubbard struggled past
Dave Dilworth 2-1 on the basis
of a riding time advantage. 190-
pounder Dave Curby decisioned
Nate Kempler 3-1, while Jim
Brown took a win-by-forfeit at
The meet's culprit turned out
to be Jim Blanks. Blanks, a
sehior wrestling in his first
varsity match, surrendered Pur-
due's sole two points when he
drew Boilermaker Jim Yeager
Roger Ritzman looks like he's
rapidly rounding into shape after
sitting out the first part of the
Wolverines schedule with an in-
jured sternum. The 167 pounder
blanked Purdue's Eth Ruiz 6-0
in a match completely dominated
by the senior Wolverine.

ANN ARBOR (UPI)-University
of Michgan football Coach Bo
Schembechler, recently voted the
Big Ten's Coach of the Year and
National Coach of the Year in
1969, has signed a new five-year
contract with the school, athletic
director Don Canham announced
yesterday. No salary figures were
Schembechler had a year re-
maining on his original five-year
contract with the Wolverines,
signed prior to the start of the
1969 season. Canham said the
new agreement, which becomes
effective July 1, was approved
by the Board in Control of Inter-
collegiate Athletics at its January
"I'm happy to have this new
contract for myself, my staff and
my family," Schembechler said.
"It's nice to look down the road a
few years and be able to make
Schembechler left Miami of Ohio
'in 1966 after six successful seasons
and immediately guided the Wol-
verines to a share of the Big Ten
championship and a Rose Bowl
trip. He guided the Wolverines to
38 victories in 42 regular season
games over the last four years.
* * *
Lions ink McCafferty

of the Lions.
McCafferty will assume the
post vacated by Joe Schmidt,
who announced his resignation
from the National Football
League club earlier this month,
saying the job wasn't fun any-
more. Schmidt had served as
head coach for six years.
In Baltimore last season, Mc-
Cafferty balked at orders from
General Manager Joe Thomas to
bench veteran quarterback John
Unitas and was fired after the
fifth game when the Colts record
was 1-4.
In his first two seasons at Balti-
more, McCafferty compiled a 21-
6-1 record.

I McCafferty, 51, is the 12th head
coach in the history of the Lions.
His appointment also marks the
first time since 1948 that the Lions
have selected a head coach from
outside their ranks.


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Indiana at MICHIGAN
MSU at Minnesota
Ohio State at Purdue
Iowa at North Carolina
Illinois vs. South Carolina

DETROIT (P)-The Detroit Lions
yesterday named Don McCafferty,
who coached the Baltimore Colts
to the Super Bowl championship
two years ago, as new head coach



Michigan swim coach Gus
Stager must be a good card
player. With Southern Methodist
coach George McMillion scout-
ing the Wolverines from the
stands, Stager was deliberately
careful not to reveal anything to
him in last night's 73-50 win over
"It was a tactical thing to-
night," Stager commented. "We
didn't want to show anything."
Which is exactly what happened.
Stager kept most of his best
swimmers out and used others
in oddball events.
The opening event of the meet,
the medley relay, was won by
the Wolverines with a fair but
not spectacular time of 3:36.54.
Far more unspectacular was Dan
Fishburn's winning time in the
1000 freestyle of 10:33.58.
Fishburn, who went under 10
minutes against Wisconsin and
is capable of better times, was
conserving his energy for today's
matchup against John Rubottom
of SMU.
Dick Quint was impressive in
sweeping both diving events as
the Wolverines took 1-2 on both'
boards. Steve Schenthal was

second on the one-meter board
and Pete Agnew was runner-up
on the three-meter springboard.
Donnie Vick of Texas was third
in both events.
The two best races of the night
were the 100 and 200 yard free-
styles. In the 100, sophomore
Pat Stevens records a personal
best clocking of 48.88 leading the
race from start to finish. Stevens
beat out teammate Mike Sexton
for the win which Stager called
"very satisfying and impres-
The 200, however, was differ-
ent. Tom Szuba, fast becoming
the dominant crowd pleaser at
Matt Mann Pool, came from be-
hind to win the race. Behind to
the Longhorn's Dick Worrel at
125 yards, Szuba, not normally
a sprinter, came on to touch out
Worrel with a time of 1:45.89.
Felipe Munoz, the 1968 gold
medal winner in his native

Texa s
Mexico, was in action last night
and won the 200-yard breast-
stroke. Fellow Longhorn Fred
LeMaostre took the 50-yard free-
style beating out Jose Aranha
and breaststroker Stu Isaac,
swimming way out of his event.
But overall, Michigan domi-
nated the meet. Paul Foster turn-
ed in an excellent 1:58.80 in win-
ning the backstroke and Don
P e t e r s o n broke a persogtal
drought in winning the individual
Stager was quite non-commital
about today's clash with tough
"I'd say it's anybody's meet
with a slight advantage to us
because of depth and the home
Today's meet follows the bas-
ketball game and will begin at
4 p.m. at Matt Mann Pool. ',

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