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Thursday, January 11, 1973


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Thursday, January 11, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven




Andrews __

Wings outlast ittsburgh


Reporting Garden hoops . .
you can't miss Henry
FOR MANY college hoopsters, the opportunity to play at Madi-
son Square Garden is a dream come true. However, my big
chance to join many of New York's top reporters in covering
the E.C.A.C. Holiday Festival this past Christmas ended up as
a dream turned total disappointment. Although the tournament
specifically highlighted collegiate cage competition, the manage-
ment at MSQG looked upon the members of the student press
as a pesty bunch of college punks.
While the established reporters followed the red carpet to
the press table located adjacent to the playing surface, fellow
Dailyreporter Marc Feldman and I were hastily directed to a
desolate press level that was high enough up to permit us to
bump our heads on the fabled Garden ceiling. From this view-
point, the basketball court was the size of a postage stamp.
Not only did Marc and I enjoy the privilege of sitting virtual-
ly alone at the table, but the Garden went as far as to make us
feel like the fans in the stands as we scrambled to find a seat
that wasn't saturated with beer slime and peanut shell chips. .. .
Finding the excitement at our table unbearable we decided
to venture down t the floor table to pick up some of the press
releases from the participating schools. It was at that moment
we ran across one of the many grouchy Garden SOB's. This
decrepit ignoramus refused to recognize our press badges de-
fiantly spouting, "You kids get back where you belong".
You must realize that was the fool's one chance to play Mr.
Powerful and only with the greatest reluctance, he granted Marc
and I the one-page scoring 'statistics. However, the classy press
books were still off limits. I became obsessed with the hope
that some time during the game, some 6-11 center would become
enraged and starting beatingup on the 5-4 punk.
This release of emotional anguish brought thirst and hunger
pains upon us, so we headed towards the press lounge to gorge
on some free food and drink. But my eyes set upon the 6-5 Irish
giant behind the bar, affectionately known as Henry the bar-
tender, and I quickly realized that the nadir of this journalistic
experience had arrived.
I asked Henry for a beer, but
first he wanted to engage in
some intelligent conversation.
Displaying his pastiest puss,
he asked, "Who are you?" I
told him I was a reporter from
Michigan. This puzzled the big
guy, "What's Michigan?" he
inquired. Good sense prompted
me not to act wise, so I told
him Michigan was a university.
To the highly-educated Henry,
this statement must h a v e
struck a sensitive nerve because
he glanced towards one of his
co-workers and muttered, "You
know, I think it would be a good
idea if we kept them college
kids out of the press lounge
next year". Having gotten that
Big Henry off his chest, Henry felt like a
new man and willingly told me I could get my own beer. How-
ever, Henry was far from leaving my life.
After watching a doubleheader from the boondocks, my eye
sight went on the blink and on the way out I mistakenly took an-
other writer's coat that was very similar to my own. After realiz-
ing my error, I returned to the Garden the night of the semi-
finals and proceeded directly to the press lounge.
As soon as sweet Henry discovered my presence, he assumed
the role of the all mighty and scorned, "Did you take the wrong
coat on Tuesday?" Apologetically, I told him what happened and
to my surprise, Henry passed it off as an honest mistake. Un-
fortunately, his sermon was not completed. He insisted that al-
though my mi'x-up was accidental, it was the rest of us "col-
lege kids" that steal the reporters' coats, hats and typewriters.
It was quite evident that Henry always wanted to play detective
and this was his moment.
Turning my small miscue iinto a magnanimous ordeal,
Henry immediately phoned the correct owner of the coat, an
AP writer from White Plains, New York. Then, satisfied that
I had been made miserable enough about the entire matter,
Henry allowed me to return to my reporting duties.
If things weren't bad enough already, the relationship be-
tween Henry and me was to take another turn for the worse.
That same evening, I was carrying around a shopping bag with
shoes which I bought in the city that afternoon. In the haste
to leave the Garden, I forgot the bag and knew that when I
returned for the last time on Saturday, he would have a new
issue to lecture me on.
Sure enough, that Saturday, Henry asked me if I had
left some shoes behind and when I responded affirmatively,
Henry broke into an obnoxious wide grin because he knew
he had gotten the upper hand once again. I was glad this
was to be my final encounter with Henry, but gradually
I was actually becoming fond of the old fool.
Even after I departed the scene, fellow writer John Papanek
later related one more incident that revealed another side of

happy Henry. First you must understand, that the money Henry
earned from his Garden wages was insufficient for survival.
During halftime of Michigan's final Garden performance,
Papanek sauntered into the press lounge for a bit of refresh-
ment. When Henry caught sight of him-long hair and beard-
he seeringly bellowed, ."Hey, did you leave a bag of pot here
the other night?" "Did you say pot?" Papanek asked the man
who looked like Dick Tracy.
"Yeah, I said pot. Did you leave some?"
"Matter of fact I did," Papanek said, playing into his
hands. "Where is it?"
"I got it right here, under the bar."
"Well, let me have it then."
"Fifteen bucks,' said big Henry.
Hopefully, the Michigan Wolverines will be invited to the
National Invitational Tournament this coming March so I and
the rest of the Daily crew can return to New York to pay
another visit on the wise and lovable Henry the bartender.

By The Associated Press.
PITTSBURGH-Mickey Redmond
and Bill Collins knocked in second-
period goals that lifted the DetroitI
Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over
the Pittsburgh Penguins last night
in a National Hockey League game.I
Detroit, which had tied Pitts-
burgh in three previous games
this season, took a 1-0 lead at 12:38
of the middle period when Red-
mond fired a 25-foot slap shot past
Penguin goalie Jim Rutherford.
Detroit boosted the lead to 2-0
less than four minutes later on
a short-handed goal by Collins,
who took a pass from Ron Stack-
house a few feet in front of the
* Penguin net.
Pittsburgh, a winner in but two
of its last 12 games, scored its only
goal with 30 seconds left in the,
second period on a 15-foot shot byl
team scoring leader Syl Apps.
The Penguins were awarded a
penalty shot in the first period
when Redmond threw his stick at,
Ron Schock on a breakaway.
Schock's one-on-one try against
Detroit goalie Ray Edwards failed.
Celts cruise
BOSTON - The Boston Celtics
raced to a 37-18 first-quarter lead
and then coasted to a 128-107 Na-
tional Basketball Association vic-
tory over the Houston Rockets last
The victory gave the Celtics a
33-7 record, equaling their best
mark ever through 40 games. The
only time the Celtics matched that
tot record through 40 games, in the
he 1964-65 season, they went on to
ek finish with a 62-18 record and one
of their 11 NBA titles in a 13-year

The Lakers oitscored the 76ers ing Atlanta a 4-0 edge.
74-40 in the second and third per- Chico Maki and Jim Pappin
d a l iods after a close first stanza closed the gap for Chicago, beat-
d a l which ended with Los Angeles in ing Atlanta goalie Dan Bouchard,
front 20-18. but Curt Bennett closed out the
Jim McMillian got 22 points for scoring for the Flames with only
the winners, while Jerry West 28 seconds left.
chipped in 16. West also was credit-* * *
NIGHT EDITOR: ed with 12 assists.
GEORGE HASTINGS John Block was high for the 1ets click
76ers with 20 points. UNIONDALE, N.Y.-Bob Lackey,
_* * * who came into the game averag-
stretch. Flaing just 2.6 points per game, scored
John Havlicek led Boston with 22 a pro career-high of 21 points last
points, but he had plenty of help ATLANTA - John Stewart and night, leading the New York Nets
from Dave Cowens, who finished Jacques Richard each fired in a to a .105-93 victory over Carolina
with 20, and Jo Jo White who pair of goals last night, sparking in American Basketball Association
added 16. the Atlanta Flames to a 5-2 Na- action.
Calvin Murphy led Houston with tional Hockey League triumph over The Nets were forced to go with-
20 points, while Jimmy Walker the Western Division leading Chi- out their starting back-courtmen,
contributed 19. cago Black Hawks. John Roche, sidelined with the flu,
* * * Stewart ripped his 10th and 11th and Bill Melchionni, who reinjured
L r ogoals of the year past Chicago the lower ligaments of his left
Lakers coast goalie Tony Esposito in the second ankle.
PHILADELPHIA - The Los An- period,Tgiving the Flames a 2-0 The Cougars had to go without
geles Lakers, paced by Gail Good- edge. Joe Caldwell, who is out because of
rich's 26 points, snapped a three- Richard then scored his duo with- strained ligaments in his left knee.
game losing streak last night by in 50 seconds, first beating Es- Supporting Lackey for the Nets
defeating the slump-ridden Phila- posito at the 6:32 mark of the final were Brian Taylor, center Billy
delphia 76ers 120-96 in National period and connecting again at Paultz and forward George Carter,
Basketball Association action. 7:22 for his ninth of the year, giv- ! each of whom scored 18 points.


Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSE,
The 'Big K' goes up
Iowa Hawkeye Kevin Kunnert goes up to block Ken Brady's sh
in last Monday night's game. Kunnert's 23 points against th
Wolverines helped earn him the AP Big Ten Player of the Wee


Tanker foes outmanned

When the government builds its
budget without the proper funds
to back it up, it is called deficit
spending. When a swimming team
builds itself around a swimmer it
doesn't have, then it should be
termed deficit swimming.
THAT IS THE problem facing
Wisconsin coach Jack Pettinger:
building the Badgers around swim-
mers who are not there. Wiscon-
sin invades Matt Mann Pool for a
dual meet with the Wolverines to-
morrow night at 7:30 without two
of its best swimmers, one of whom
dropped out of school and the other
who just arrived and is not yet in
Pettinger admits that his squad
lacks the talent of Michigan and is
I -.


more concerned with Michigan "It was really too bad because
State, which Wisconsin swims on with him, we could be a really
Saturday. good team," Pettinger lamented.
The Badgers have a knack for THE OTHER AUSSIE, Paul
importing swimmers from other Jarvie, suffers from a frequent
than this hemisphere, especially problem plaguing foreign swim-
from down-under in Australia. Two mers. "Paul is not a good short1
freshmen, Paul Jarvie and Olym- course (25 yards) swimmer. Hel
pian Neil Rogers, hail from the isn't very good on the turns. I'm
kangaroo kingdom. Last season not counting on him too much."
Aussie Rawdon Petersen helped Another major casualty came in
lead the Badgers to a fifth place the area of diving. Olympian David
finish in the Big Ten Champion- Bush is gone and with him go
ships. Wisconsin's diving.
But all this ihterest Austra- Despite all the troubles for the
lian swimmers has caused Pettin- Badgers, they do field some re-
ger mammoth problems. Because spectable swimmers. The best is
of the schooling. differences be- sophomore Murphy Reinschreiber,
tween Australia and theiUnited who placed tenth in the NCAA
States , Rogers, an Olympic final- Championships in the 400 yards
ist, was unable to come to Wis- individual medley. Breaststroker
consin until this term. Nigel Cluer came in 12th in the
Consequently he is sadly out of 200 yards event at the same meet.
shape, and has only attended two Another fine tanker is Canadian
workouts. Whether or not he swims Steve Roxborough, a distance free-
tomorrow night remains doubtful styler.
at thi time THE BADGERS come off a
"WHAT WE HAD was an 18,000 training rodin Jamaica ver
mile communications gap," Pet- rhe holidays but Pettinger feels
tinger says. "We needed Rogers' it will do little to improve the
academic records and it took six 73-49 thrashing Michigan gave them
months for Australia to get them last year in Madison.
to us." Realistically, the Wolverines have
"We also tried to recruit Rog- too much depth for Wisconsin and
tomorrow night should make Mich-
Stager, "but we felt the problems igan's season record 3-0. It will be
of trying to get him in here weren't the home debut of sensational
worth it." freshman Tom Szuba, one of the
Petersen, aonther native of Aus- finest freshmen in the nation.
tralia, and one of Wisconsin's Szuba has already impressed
brightest hopefuls for championship Stager with early performances
honors, suddenly left school in the and continues to improve.,
fall. Having no academic prob- _____

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-The National Col-
legiate Athletic Association's gov-
erning council yesterday imposed
penalties for athletic rule infrac-
tions on New Mexico State, West-
ern Kentucky, Centenary College
and Howard University.
The committee refrained from
acting on court-sheltered South-
western Louisiana, also charged
with code violations.
The council placed New Mexico,
State, Western Kentucky and
Centenary on two year probation
periods in connection with bas-
ketball infractions and put How-
ard on one-year probation for
soccer irregularities.
The action came on the eve
of the NCAA's 67th annual con-
vention, opening Thursday, with
a hot battle expected on proposed
splitting of the NCAA membership
into large and small school di-
Warren Brown, the NCAA's as-
sistant executive director in
charge of infractions, said that
the four schools "reprimanded,
censured and placed on proba-
tion" would begin their penalties
effective Tuesday Jan. 16.
Although it was expected the
council at its session Tuesday
would also punish Southwestern
Louisiana, whose basketball team
is ranked 13th nationally, Brown
said the NCAA was powerless to
act in the wake of a federal court
restraining order obtained by the
southern school last weekend.
The southern basketball power
reportedly has been charged with
126 recruiting violations, but it'
appeared the school might weath-
er out the current basketball sea-
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son and possible NCAA tourna-
ment play before facing official
NCAA sanction.
Brown said although the re-
straining order extends until Mon-
day, the council adjourns its cur-
rent meeting Sunday and does not
have a regular scheduled infrac-
tions meeting until April.
Brown said there is a possibil-
ity of a special meeting but in-
dicated that a federal court at
Lafayette, La. could issue an ex-
tension of the injunction to give
Southwestern Louisiana further
time to present its case.
The punishment of New Mexico
State of Las Cruces, N.M.
stemmed mainly from irregulari-
ties involving two current basket-
ball players, one of the nation's
leading scorers, John Williamson,
and, Roland Grant.
Several other athletes and pros-
pective athletes also were involv-
ed in a series of NCAA charges
concerning illegal financial aid
and unauthorized transportation.
Western Kentucky of Bowling
Green, Ky. was cited for im-

proper academic testing of pros-
pective athletes as well as prom-
ises of illegal financial aid and
transportation and condoning un-
authorized basketball tryouts.
Centenary of Shreveport, La.
was censured for disregard of
the NCAA's so-called 1.6 rule of
projected academic ability con-
cerning five basketball players
this season and last season in-
clu'ding highly touted Bob Parish,
one of the nation's most sought-
after prep stars.
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Penn State 61, Columbia 52
North Carolina 92, Clemson 58
Jacksonviiie 73, Furman 71
Massachusetts 62, Penn 58
Colgate 80, Lafayette 79
SW Louisiana 129, Lamar 111
West Virginia 102, Cornell 69
Providence 118, Western Kentucky 88
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Detroit 77, St. Peters N.J. 64
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