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Friday,, February 9, 1973


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Friday, February 9, 1973 1HE MICHIGAN DAILY rage Nine

Sports of The Daily
A Keen stroll .. .
...down memory lane,
MICHIGAN LAST won a Big Ten wrestling championship seven
years ago. A muscular, crew-cut young man named Rick
Bay captained the talent-laden Wolverines to their third suc-
cessive loop crown and a fifth-place finish in the national
Tomorrow night at Crisler Arena, Michigan and Michigan
State show down for conference bragging rights until the Big Ten
Championships finally settle the matter later this month. In-
cluded in tomorrow's expected 3,000-plus throng will be your
usual assortment of friends, relatives, former wrestlers and
current practitioners of the sport.
But seated at mid-court, about six or seven rows behind
the scorer's table, will be a particularly interested spec-
tator. Take a look. Flanked by admirers, friends and; well-
wishers alike, "The Old Man" will have a kind word and a
smile for all.
The man is synonymous, with wrestling at Michigan. He
babied an infant, struggling program back in the truculent
twenties, departed for a war, and then returned for three more
decades of distinguished tutorial service.
The man is Clifford Patrick Keen.
Michigan's national award-winning wrestling guide pro-
claims "Cliff Keen maintained throughout his 45-year career
that success in wrestling could not be measured in the won-lost
column, but rather by the sport's influence in making men better
citizens for having been on the team."
That's not just some propaganda phrase hastily patched
together for university purposes. Those words express a
man's life, his work and dedication in an often over-looked
Rick Bay asserts that "Without a doubt, Coach Keen was the
major influence in my decision to come here. It's not that he
wined and dined me, by today's standard's anyway. At the time
we were wrestling over in the Intramural Building. They had
some pictures on the walls of his former stars and champs.
Coach Keen walked me around from picture to picture, telling
me all about his great wrestlers.
"It wasn't so much that he remembered all his champs. He
knew what these guys were doing today. He was really inter-
ested in what happened to his wrestlers once they left school.
That really impressed me."



By The Associated Press
BUFFALO-Rene Robert scored
a pair of goals and Dave Dryden
turned in his third shutout of the
National Hockey League season
last night, leading the Buffalo
Sabres to a 4-0 victory over the
California Golden Seals.
The victory moved the Sabres
back into fourth place in the NHL
East, one point ahead of idle De-
Robert's two goals, his 31st and
32nd of the season, came in the
third period with Craig Ramsay
picking up assists on both scores.
The first two Buffalo goals came
in the opening period when Randy
Wyrozub and Doug Rombough
Dryden blocked 24 shots for the
shutout while Mary Edwards faced
30 shots in the California nets.
Julius nets
NORFOLK, Va. - Julius Erving
dazzled the crowd with a career

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high 58 points and led the Virginia
Squires to a 123-108 victory last
night over the New York Nets in
American Basketball Association
Erving shot 100 per cent from
the free throw line, hitting 22 shots.
The 6-foot-7 New York native
scored 21 of Virginia's 24 points
in the first period, and 21 of its
27 in the final stanza. His previous
game high was 53 points scored
in last year's ABA playoffs.
New York drew to within four
points, 105-101, with 4:45 to play,E

but Erving put the game out of
reach with a volley of shots which
hit the mark.
He scored 16 of Virginia's final
18 points to give the Squires a 15-
point advantage at the end.
New York's George Carter was
high for the Nets with 40 points.
That tally by the 6-foot-6 veteran
of five years matched his career
high set two seasons ago when he
played for the Squires.
Virginia's only lackluster play
came in the third period when the
I Nets outscored the Squires 33-18.

Today in Sports

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CLEVELAND CAVALIER GUARD JIM CLEAMONS (5) reaches around George Trapp of the Atlanta
Hawks in a scramble for a loose ball in the game last night in Atlanta. The Cavs squeaked by their
Central Division foes 136-132 in an overtime thriller. The win was Cleveland's second straight while
the Hawks dropped their second consecutive contest.

THOUGH it may be the last proposition many of them desire,
Michigan's pucksters take to the ice again this weekend. The
opponent in this eight-point series at the Michigan Coliseum is
Minnesota-Duluth. The dekers from Duluth currently reside in
eighth place in the WCHA, sporting a 9-11 conference record.
Center Pat Boutette paces the Bulldogs in conference scoring
with 13 goals and 24 assists for 37 points. Wings Chuck Ness (8-
15-23), Mark Heaslip (14-8-22) and Pokey Trachsel (11-10-21)
also possess consistent twine-tickling tendencies.
Jerome Mrazek and Ken Turko share the goaltending duties
for Duluth. In WCHA play, Mrazek boasts a 4.1 goals against
average, while Turko has allowed 4.9 scores per game. Last
weekend, Minnesota-Duluth split a series with cross-state rival
Minnesota, winning 7-5 and losing 3-2. In its two outings against
Michigan State this season, the Bulldogs lost 5-4 and 6-3.
Michigan's dekers enter the Duluth series, their final home
games of the season, with their backs to the wall and facing
elimination from a playoff berth. Starting time for both games is
8:00 p.m. Barring upsets, the main excitement for the fans in
this series will be watching the remaining Maize and Blue playoff
hopes disappear into the sky, or wherever it is playoff hopes. dis-
appear to.


Freshmen rule tough Britons


"Here, take a look at this,"
offered the country's 1948 Olym-U
pic coach. "I got this in the
mail just the other day."
"Dear Coach," the letter be-
gan. "I've fallen behind in my
correspondence the last couple
of months. You can understand
why. All the gala and festivities
before the game detracted from
our efforts. Miami has a great
team, but we should have won.
Best wishes, George Allen."
Allen wrestled at Michigan
for a year, but, as Keen once
confided to a Washington writer
tinguish himself as a wrestler."

Cliff Keen
"George didn't exactly dis-

As we casually flipped through 45 years of wrestling
lore recorded in a pair of humongous scrapbooks, Mr. Keen
reached back for one memorable campaign.
"All the good teams we had were fun," related the native
Oklahoman. "But out of all those teams the most satisfying
to me was a squad we had back during the Depression. Those
boys weren't the most talented wrestlers in the world," he
continued, "but they might have been the hardest workers.
"Up till then, Michigan had never finished below .500 under
me. Well, here we were in a seven meet season and we've got
to win the last two meets for a winning record," he snaps. "Both
of them were on the road. We won the first and then went to
Northwestern for the second. And we won that one, too. The
boys and I went into Chicago for a little celebrating that night!'
"That season didn't draw a lot of headlines. Nobody
really paid too much attention to us. But we knew what we
had done. Inside, we were proud."
Keen expresses himself quite strongly about the kind of
competitor he looked for while coaching. Michigan didn't want
the guy who thought "the university owed him something"
and who wasn't willing to give the 110 per cent effort that
success requires.
"You know," he added, "there's nothing like wrestling to
teach discipline and hard work. If a fella's successful in wrestl-
ing, he's going to be successful out of wrestling. It's a chal-
lenge, and once a guy meets and conquers that challenge, he's
ready for anything else in life that comes along."
Keen sees himself as just another interested spectator
today. But Rick Bay, architect of this year's "Michigan
Mat Machine," thinks his ex-coach underestimates his role.
"He's sort of an inspiration to the guys," says the former
Big Ten champ. "Here's this great man, who's done so much,
not only in wrestling, but in other areas as well. The guys just
have to respect and admire him. In fact, I'd like to see him
come around more often. He's a big help."
43ut Mr. Keen sheds some light on his reluctance to interfere.
"I remember something that happened around here once,"
offered Michigan's Mr. Wrestling. "When Mr. Yost retired from
football he just didn't get out of the way. He kept interfering
with Harry Kipke's program. Hell, I don't want to be like that.
It's their show now."
It is THEIR show. Rick Bay and his assistant, Bill Johan-
neson, probably have the best show in town. Come on out to-
morrow, catch the act. And while you're there, check out the
man: Clifford Patrick Keen.

It took them two overtimes to
do it, but the Michigan Freshman
basketball team overcame a stub-
born Albion College quintet, 81-79,
last night at Crisler Arena.
Sparked by inspired ballhawking
by Greg Bailey, who had three
quick steals in succession, the
frosh jumped out to a 18-10 lead.
Bailey, a 5-6 guard with constant
hustle, scored seven points during
the team's early surge.
Lack of movement on offense
and numerous turnovers, however,
allowed Albion to rally. A basket
by Don Johnstontat the buzzer pro-
vided the Baby Blue with their
halftime margin of two points.j
Michigan broke out to a 41-33
lead in the second half, but Albion
refused to fold. Cheered on by,
their fans, who outnumbered Blue
rooters in the crowd of 73, theyi
rallied to take the lead at 56-55.1
Michigan re-took the lead, only1
to have the game tied again on
two free throws by Albion's Kevin
Huffman. After Bailey threw the
ball out of bounds, the Britons
took the lead 65-63 on a shot by
See No Evil
The International O 1 y m p i c
Committee must prevent fe-
male athletes from entering the
male athletes' quarters, and
vice versa, the outgoing presi-
dent of the U. S. Olympic Com-
mittee said yesterday.
In his report to the annual
convention, Clifford Buck called
upon the IOC to "reaffirm and
enforce" the Olympic tradition
of not mixing the sexes.
"The breakdown of this tradi-
tion at Munich created prob-
lems," Buck said. "It was ob-
jectionable to many athletes,
did not enhance the Olympic
image or make any worthwhile
contributions to the Olympic
The report allegedly stem-
med from complaints by female
American swimmers who were
fearful that Kresimir Cosic
could look over the partition
separating the male and female
dressing quarters within the
lockerroom and see them in the
Cleveland 136, Atlanta 132, ot.
Virginia 123, New York 108
Buffalo 4, California 0
St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2
a g

This Weekend in Sports
HOCKEY-Minnesota-Duluth, at Coliseum, 8 p.m.
BASKETBALL-MSU, at Crisler Arena, 2 p.m.
SWIMMING-Indiana, at Matt Mann Pool, 4 p.m.
WRESTLING-MSU, at Crisler Arena, 7:30 p.m.
GYMNASTICS-Oklahoma, at Crisler Arena, 4 p.m.
HOCKEY-Minnesota-Duluth, at Coliseum, 8 p.m.
TRACK-MSU Relays, at East Lansing
John Knudson with 20 seconds left. gavewthebasket to Albion, thoug
It looked like the end. when Bill not without vehement protest. The
Burress missed a shot with only basket gave Albion a 75-72 lea
six seconds left. But Cameron with less than a minute to go.
Cheeks grabbed the rebound and The freshmen put on anothe
put it through with time running rally to tie the game again. John
out. ston hit on a free throw and Scot
Albion rolled out to a q'iick lead Mason canned a ten-footer to sen
in overtime, aided by Michl-gan the, game into a second overtime
turnovers and an incredible goal- C Gary Paavola hit for the fros
tending call. The official ignored to start the next period. Knudso
Don Schultz' hand on the rim and responded for Albion, after a Mich

1 .lsall uure uuwu. baney put
Michigan in the lead, and Mason
scored the clincher on a goaltend-
ing call on Schultz that the official
did not miss. Huffman connected
on a one-and-one to bring the
Britons to within two, but a des-
peration shot was missed and the
game finally ended.
Coach Richard 'Bird' Carter said
the key to victory was his team's
poise. "They made the big shots
when they had to." He praised
Albion as a fine team with good
shootersaand said it took a total
team effort to beat them. He also
praised his bench as being "as
ed important as the starters."
d Johnston lead the baalnced frosh
scorers with 16 points. Bailey had
r 15 points, and teamed with Bur-
1- ress to give the Baby Blue a guard
t pair that plagued Albion all eve-
dning. Huffman led Briton scorers
- with 22 points.n s

Office of Financial Aid Announces .. .
Applications For Aid Will Be
Available As Follows:
Spring-Summer 1973-February 12, 1973
Fall-Winter 1973-74
FIRST-TIME STUDENTS--February 12, 1973
RENEWALS (for people who have aid now)-March 1, 1973
Foreign Students for 1973-74-February 12, 1973
Spring-Summer-March 1, 1973
Fall-Winter-May 1, 1973
Foreign Students-March 31, 1973
If you need assistance for these terms, please apply through our office.
You may be eligible for loans, grants, or Work Study employment.
For furthern information inquire at 2100 SAB, 763-2151

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