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Wednesday, March 21, 1973


Page Nine

Wednesday, March 21, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine

<.. _ ,......chuck bloom . .s
Im in pieces ..
Sbits and pieces
SINCE THIS IS the time of the year when awards are plentiful,
allow ie to introduce a brand new set of accolades which
are guaranteed to go down in the annals of history. Broadway
has its Tonys, film presents its Oscars, television shows off its
Emmys, and the Daily publishes its Edgars, so add to that, the
newest sports award; the TORies.
This will be a monthly presentation (provided I can maintain
the interest) devoted to the various little things that make up
the "wonderful world of sports."
So on with the show:
* The Most Assinine Story and Statement of the Month Torie
-to the press build-up of the Mike Kekich-Fritz Peterson affair
and baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn's subsequent statement.
This invasion into these two ballplayers lives should not have be-
come front-page material. There was no reason the press had to
set these men up for public ridicule. Their lives are their own, and
who are we to stand and judge other people's morality.
But Monday, Kuhn said in a press conference that what the
Yankee hurlers did was "appaling, regretable and deplorable."
Well, the commissioner is also in no position to judge.
He was also concerned about the effect it will have on
youthful fans. This is the most deplorable statement of all.
It is time people realize that ballplayers are human with
human feelings, not Adonis-like gods hoisted by publicity for
all to worship. Athletes of that nature are paid professional
performing a job, nothing more.
On top of that, Kuhn said, "It's the commissioner's role to
try and protect the image and honesty of the game." In that
respect, Kuhn has done a poor job.
" The Ridiculous Feud of the Month Torie-to the constant
bickering between the NCAA and the AAU. Like two infants in a
playpen, these two organizations are collectively doing more
hiarm to amateur athletics, especially college athletics, than
anything else. I go along with Howard Cosell and his Senate
testimony of a couple of days ago, either settle the feud or
disband both groups and set up one governing body with power
over all amateur athletics.
*"The Worst TV Colorman during a play-by-play telecast of
the Month Torie-to Tom Hawkins. Oy, is he bad!
" The Channel Two Censorship of the Month Torie-to Chan-
nel Two, those lucky devils, for not broadcasting the CBS Sports
Illustrated. This half-hour show on Sunday afternoon is one of
the best sports program ever to be aired. It is informative and
entertaining with features, up-to-the-minute results, and prova-
cative commentary. Why the folks at Channel Two choose to
jumble their programming around to delete it is beyond me.
(You can see it on Channel 11, though.)
" The Ill-Fated Program of the Month Torie-again, goes to
Storer Broadcasting's pride and joy, Channel Two. They chose
to transmit the first Tiger game of the year, an exhibition con-
test from sunny Florida last Saturday afternoon back to a town
covered by the worst snow storm in its history.
" The Most Confused Announcer of the Month Torie-to
NBC's Curt Gowdy who must have thought Providence's Ernie
DiGregorio was Mercury Morris.
" The Dumbest Appointment of the Month Torie-to our old
pals, the Amateur Athletic Union, who in a great fit of amateurism
hired a pro basketball coach, Bob Cousy, to be the mentor of the
U.S. team in the Russian challenge series to be held in April.
" The What-does-that-mean? Torie-to my Daily colleague,
Bob McGinn and his column head, "Pass the Tomatoes, Please."
* The Oops-I'm sorry Torie-to Chicago Blackhawk Pit
Martin, who accidently almost put Red Wing defenseman Larry
Johnston's eye out.
The Primary Prediction of the Month Torie-for the
Michigan High School Class A championships. The two teams that
will meet March '31 in Crisler Arena will be . . . Saginaw and
Ann Arbor Pioneer. That will be the matchup of the year.






move to semis

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls,
collecting 18 free throws in a wild
third quarter, stormed to a 123-
109 triumph over the Portland
Trail Blazers last night in a Na-
tional Basketball Association con-'
The game was marred by a NIGHT EDITOR:
brawl early in the third quarter ROBIN WAGNER
which resulted in the ejection of
Portland's Sidney Wicks and Chi-
cago's Norm Van Lier. advantage of costly Portland mis-
Van Lier's attempt to rush Wicks takes and sank 8 consecutive free
with a steel folding chair was stop- throws while out-scoring the Blaz-
ped by Bulls Coach Dick Motta ers 25-13 in an eight-minute flurry.
and Dr. Robert Beal, the Chicago. * * *
trainer, who had to wrestle the ,
enraged player to the Stadium; Cets cavort
floor. IPROVIDENCE - John Havlicek
The melee erupted when Wicks scored 28 points and Dave Cowens
and Van Lier were jockeying for pulled down a career high of 32 re-
position while Portland was on the bounds last night as Boston out-
offense. lasted Houston 94-89 for its 62nd
Wicks and Van Lier fought for victory of the National Basketball
the ball and then wound up slug- Association season.
ging each other b e f o r e both The Celtics broke an 89-89 dead-
benches stormed to the floor. lock on a layup by Cowens with
The Bulls, who enjoyed a 60-54 1:39 remaining. Havlicek followed,
halftime lead, proceeded to take with a three-point play 28 seconds
1 later, and Boston blanked Houston
the rest of the way.
C lem ente IThe game was a see-saw battle
from the start, and the score was
tied 27 times. Neither team was
elected into able to forge more than a nine-'
point lead at any time.

Atlanta attacks
ATLANTA - Lou Hudson
poured in 34 points and Pete Mara-
vich added 20 as the A t l a n t a
Hawks came from behind to edge
the Los Angeles Lakers 114-112 in
a National Basketball Association
game last night.
The Hawks' victory snapped a
three-game winning streak for the
Lakers and gave Atlanta a 3-1
record in season competition with
Los Angeles. Both teams already
have clinched playoff berths.
Jim McMillian scored 30 points
for the Lakers while Gail Good-
rich and Jerry West a d d e d 25
each. Wilt Chamberlain grabbed
23 rebounds and scored 13 points.
Los Angeles surged to a 30-17
lead in the first quartertbefore At-
lanta sliced the margin to 32-28
and tied it up 34-34 early in the
second period.
Maravich, who had managed
only two points in the first half,
erupted for 18 points in the second
half and Atlanta took the lead for
good with 3:51 left on a layup and
a foul shot by Hudson.
* *
76'ers--you know
CLEVELAND - Barry Clemens
came off the bench and hit his
first nine shots in sparking the '

Cleveland Cavaliers to a 131-105 By The Associated Press
victory over the Philadelphia 76ers NEW YORK - North Carolina's
in a National Basketball Associa- smoothies ran away from stubborn
tion game last night. Massachusetts with a 15-6 spurt at
It was the Ca's fifth straight the start of the second half and
triumph, their longest sight gdefeated the Minutemen 73-63 last
streak this year, and the 10th night in the National Invitation
straight defeat for Philadelphia, The Tar Heels advanced to Sat-

be determined in a double-header
Thursday night matching Virginia
Tech against Fairfield and Minne-
sota with Alabama.
Massachusetts' smaller Minute-
men made a game of it against the
heavily-favored Tar Heels in the
first half, which ended 30-30.

which has lost 70 games this sea-; urday's semifinals against Notre But then the Tar Heels' deep
son. Dame. The other semifinalists will bench asserted itself and began
to wear down tiring Massachusetts.
Ed Stahl, one of North Carolina's
.PASSINGEXPLORED: shutters, kicked off the 15-6 scor
ing string with three minutes gone
" " in the second half with a foul shot
Grdd ilsc mm , eand a field goal. The Tar Heels
then quickly shot away from Mas-
By BRIAN DEMING by Dennis Franklin, were empha- * * *
The 1973 version of Michigan sized indicating coach Bo Schem- NEW YORK - Notre Dame shut
fThalegan73 esterdayMicigantebechler's desire to make greater out Louisville for six minutes while
football began yesterday as the
Wolverines held their first spring use of the passing game in the 1973 running off 10 straight points late
sring season. . in the second half last night and
practice. The opening practice had Wewent on to a 79-71 quarter-finals
been scheduled for Monday, but "We expect to open up our at- vitrinheNioaIvitato
tack more this s e a s o n," com- ry in the National Invitation
was delayed a day due to the mented Schembechler. "Losing all basketball tournament.
snow. The practice field, located those fine linemen, we just won't Notre Dame led by only 33-31
just south of Yost Field House, was be able to run like we have in the at the half and wasn't able to take
shoveled and ready yesterday to past." , over until 10 minutes remained in
welcome Michigan's 94th season The absence, through graduation, the game.
of intercollegiate football. of linemen including all-American Dwight Clay scored three straight
Paul Seymour and standout cen- field goals, Gary Novak hit for two
The two-hour practice concen- ter Bill Hart will cause some con- foul shots and John Shumate rip-
trated on basic technique with sternation to the coaching staff as ped in for a layup and the Fight-
some contact. Passing drills, led coach Schembechler admits from ing Irish were home free with a
"tackle to tackle is the problem." '60-51 lead with less than five
md minutes left in the game.

Fame shrine
By The Associated Press
berto Clemente, the late batting
star of the Pittsburgh Pirates, was
voted into baseball's Hall of Fame
yesterday in an unprecedented
I special election by the Baseball
Writers Association of America.
Thus the normal five-year wait-
ing period was waived for the 38-
year-old Puerto Rican who died
last New Year's Eve in the crash,
of a mercy plane intended to carry,
relief supplies to the earthquake
victims of Nicaragua.
The vote was an overwhelming
393 in favor of immediate induction
with 29 against and two absten-
tions. The negative votes largely
were a protest against the system
and not the man.
Some baseball writers felt thatj
the special election took some of
the glitter away from the honor'
since Clemente, who won four bat-
ting championships and had a life-
time average of :317 for his 18
years with the Pirates, was assured
of induction when he became eli-
Clemente's pretty widow, Vera,
mother of his three children, was
present with baseball dignitaries
when the announcement was made
at noon at this Florida training
R o b e r t o will be inducted at
Cooperstown, N.Y., in August along
with Warren Spahn, previously
'elected by the writers; Monte
Irvin, chosen by a special com-
mittee for the Negro Leagues;
Billy Evans, George Kelly and
Mickey Welsh, voted in by the
Veterans' Committee.
Clemente becomes the first La-
tin American baseball player to be
named to the Hall of Fame.
F r

n u w e v e r, e wovei ne grin
mentor, beginning his fifth year at
Michigan, was satisfied with the
ream's first day performance as
thirty-seven letter winners, includ-
ing 14 regulars from last season's
squad participated in the first of
twenty spring practices.
Defensive backfield specialist
L i n w o o d Hardin practiced in
sweats only as he is still recover-
ing from a knee injury.
The team will concentrate on
goal-line offense and defense later
this week and will begin full scrim-
mages after about four practices.
This year's spring game will be
April 21.

Law-Gold victorious
Law-Gold, representing Mich-
igan defeated Minnesota's I.M.
champs, 66-61 this afternoon to
capture the first annual Big
T e n Intramural basketball
championship. The Law-Gold
squad, which won the Michigan
I. M. tournament two weeks
ago, reigned supreme over the
IM champions of eight other
conference schools, Law-Gold
defeated Iowa in the quarter-
finals, 72-54 and beat Indiana
in the semi-finals before dispos-
ing of the Gophers.

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Regardless of the mounds of Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEM
snow shivering in the back-
ground, Bo Schembechler and 131 A

Co. were out for their initial
spring practice of the year yes-

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The Secondary Prediction of the Month Torie-for
American League East Division winner. Without a doubt, it
be the incumbents, the Detroit Tigers, merely because
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* The Best Looking Picture in a Column Head Torie-goes
to yours truly, I must say. I like a picture in a person's column.
It makes it less impersonal and gives the readers a chance to
see exactly which stupid idiot is writing the garbage. Anyway
those little pictures make great bullseyes for dartboards.
You know, all too often this paper runs columns that are
merely opinionated features. But this is not a feature, just plain
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Chicago 123, Portland 109
Cleveland 131, Phildelphia 105
Boston 94, Houston 89
Atlanta 114, Los Angeles 112
New York Islanders 6, California 3

New York Rangers 6, Minnesota I
Quarter Finals
Korth Carolina 73. Massachusetts 63
Notre Dame 79, Louisville 71
Denver 113, Memphis 97

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