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Friday, October 13, 1972


Page Nine

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When Michigan f o o t b a l1 coach Bo
Schembechler announced late last week
that his practices in preparation for Sat-
urday's clash with Michigan State in Ann
Arbor would be closed, it really shouldn't
have surprised anyone. It's just another
chapter n the long story of secret ses-
sions, new offensive plays and surprise
tactics which have always revolved around
the traditional Michigan-Michigan State
gridiron clash each year.
This year, it seems that Schembechler
is quite concerned about his offense.
While his defenders have been nearly im-
peccable, the Wolverine attack has been
impressive only in the 26-9 win over
UCLA, and otherwise has had to be sup-
plemented with touchdowns scored on in-
terceptions and punt returns.
So Bo feels that he has to work in secret
to insure that he'll have the necessary
punch to score on the Spartan defense,
which was rather stingy in MSU's tough
16.0 loss at the hands of Notre Dame last
Last year at this time, it was not
Schembechler, but S t a t e coach Duffy
Daugherty who was holding the much
talked-about secret sessions. At this point
in 1971, the Spartan attack had been
sputtering and the team's record was 2-2,

Boys: Ca
and Daugherty used his closed practices
to put in a Wishbone offense, designed to
give the ball as often as possible to fleet
little Eric "The Flea" Allen.
The results, however, were not too pleas-
ing to Duffy, as his rushing attack was
held to a miserable 57 net yards for the
contest, and the only offensive punch the
Spartans could muster came via the pass
as the Wolverines took a 24-13 decision.
This year Daugherty is not being quite
as furtive, but there still may be some
surprises in store for the Wolverines. Be-
set again by an offense plagued by fum-
bles, penalties, and mistakes, Daugherty
in desperation is shifting one of his top.
defensive backs, junior Mark Niesen, to
the quarterback spot, which has been
handled rather ineptly so far by veteran
George Mihaiu.
There are also rumors concerning a
possible shift to offense of another Spar-
tan defensive back, super-athlete Brad
Van Pelt, but they remain unconfirmed
by Daugherty.
Actually, the Michigan-Michigan State
series, an emotiornal conflict to say the
least, has had a series of surprises, but
the one which probably stands out most
in the mind of Schembechler was MSU's
23-12 upset victory over Michigan in 1969.
That was Bo's rookie season as Wolver-


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ine mentor, and the defeat was the first
suffered by Schembechier in the Big Ten.
It turned out that it was the only con-
ference loss sustained by Michigan that
year, and it now stands as one of only two
Big Ten defeats Schembechler has taken
in his four year career at Michigan.
That Maize and Blue loss was the result
of no unorthodox tactics - the Spartans
simply ran the ball down the Wolverines'
throats. With Don Highsmith, Bill Trip-
lett, and Allen lugging the ball, MSU
rushed for 348 yards that day, more than
double what M i c h i g a n runners could
However, that 1969 upset was the cnly
victory that the 'Spartans have been able
to gain in the series since 1967, a fact
that rankles Daugherty, a former master
at Wolverine-killing.
The Blue beat State in Bump Elliott's
last year at Michigan, 1968, 28-14, and
also stopped the Spartans 34-20 in 1970,
to go along with last year's victory.
Prior to '68, Daugherty had had quite
an impressive record against Michigan,
rolling up nine wins and two ties as op-
posed to only three losses in his first 14
meetings with the Wolverines.
But his lack of success against his
arch rival in recent years has put Duffy
in the doghouse with a number of MSU



alumni, and the State coach is desperate-
ly in need of a win to maintain his job
With the Spartans' current record at
1-3, it appears that the Spartans can hope
to do little better than .500 for the sixth
straight year, and apparently only a big
upset against Michigan will assure Daugh-
erty; another year at his favorite job.
The Michigan-Michigan, State rivalry
goes back a lot further than Daugherty,
all the way back to 1898, when Michigan
beat the Lansing school 39-0. Only four
years later, in 1901, the Wolverines ad-
ministered the worst defeat of the series
to the Spartans, a 119-0 shellacking. The
biggest MSU margin occured in 1967, a
34-0 count.
Overall, the series stands at 39-20-5 in
favor of Michigan. But since 1949, the
Spartans have won 14 and lost only six,
with two ties.
The action in the Michigan-MSU rivalry
has always been fast and furious, the
crowds large and noisy and the scores
often surprising. But the appearance of
the Spartans at Michigan Stadium will
finally solve the problem which had per-
plexed Schembechler most before the last
two contests against Tulane and Navy.
He won't have any trouble getting his
players up for this one.

FRED GRAMBAU (92) AND CLIN'IT SPEARMAN (96), the heart of Michigan's defensive line, persis-
tently pestered Tulane quarterback Mike Walker a couple of Saturdays ago. Although Grambau's status
for the Michigan State game is questionable, exertive pressure from the front five is, certain.


Tigers moa
DETROIT (P)-"I was pretty winning run to reach base.
proud of them," said Manager "It's a lousy way to get beat,
Billy Martin in the quiet Tigers' on a decision," Martin said. "But
dressing room. "They played like I'm not going to second guess
champions." anybody; we lost and that's it."
But the glower in Martin's eyes But several Tiger players had
let the world know that he really plenty to say about the contro-
wasn't happy after yesterday's 2-1 versial call that allowed George;
loss to Oakland. I Hendrick to reach base when Rice
Always a hard loser, the Tiger called Tiger first baseman Norm'
manager seethed as he recounted Cash for lifting his heel off the
a close call by umpire John Rice , bag on a throw from shortstop
at first base that allowed the A's. Dick McAuliffe.



Finley rejoices

ing pitcher Woodie Fryman, as
if to sum up. "That's baseball,
isn't it?"
"They are tears of happiness,"
said Owner Charles O. Finley as
drops of champagne spilled down
his face in the Oakland A's dress-
ing room.

Champagne flowed freely-much contract dispute is between him
of it poured over the head of and Mr. Finley."
owner Finley-to celebrate Oak- Blue sat on a stool with his
land's move into the 1972 World! chest bare and said he had ex-
Series. pected to start in the playoffs{ He

"This club is the greatest andj
the best," said happy Manager
Dick Williams, "This was the big-.
gest game of all our careers."
The manager praised Vida Blue,
who shut out the Tigers on three
hits after relieving starter John
Odom in the sixth, because "he
showed me something today. Our
man Blue will pitch in the series."
Williams added that Blue has
"worked hard for me. Every-
thing I've asked him to do, he
has done and done well. His

contended Wednesday that Wil-
liams was under Finley's orders
not to use him as a playoff starter.
"But me not startng isn't my
complaint. It's not being told. No-
body has come to me. They kept
away from me like it was a
cardinal sin to tell me."
A clubhouse attendant came
over to congratulate Blue as the
pitcher clutched a full bottle of
champagne. But Blue shrugged
off the compliments saying, "I got
lucky. I wanted to win like I
always do.

Harriers go
to better old
paces today
After another impressive per-
formance last weekend in this
year's Postal Meet, Coach Dixon
Farmer takes his high riding
cross-country show to South Bend
today, to appear in the Notre Dame}
In last week's meet, held to de-
termine official times for three
miles and combine the top five to
establish a national ranking, Mich-
igan ran a combined total time of
71:03, 30 seconds faster than last
year's total, which was good for
third place among some 70 teams.
As a team, the harriers aver-
aged 14:12.5 per man, while Keith
Brown led the Wolverines with
a 13:50.8 clocking, two seconds
faster than his performance in
the Postal Meet a year ago.
Farmer was pleased with the
performance and excited that this
year's improved Postal effort came
three weeks earlier in the season
than last year's.
This apparent team peak could
mean a happy ride home from
South Bend for many of the

"I didn't come off the bag,"
Cash said in disgust, "That's the
way the game is played. You catch
the ball and you get off the bag.
I made a special effort to stay on
the bag."
And Big Frank Howard, the
Tigers' first base coach, was even
more outspoken. In fact Howard,
who was thrown out of the game
for protesting the call too ve-
hemently, was livid.
"If you want my honest opin-
ion, Rice blew it," the angry 6-
foot-7 Howard roared at a gather-
ing of newsmen in the locker
"And I'll tell you something else,
I don't think umps always bear
down. I don't think they always
hustle and give 100 per cent the
way blayers are expected to do.
In 15 years of organized ball,
this is only the fourth time I've
been thrown out of a ball game."
And Cash still wasn't through.
"I've been in ball IS years
myself, and that's the first time
I've ever had that called against
me," the first baseman said.
"The umpiring in this whole.
series was shaky to put it mild-
To add to their disappointment,
there was a television camera and
a platform taking up the entire
middle of the room. It would have
been used to record their victory
celebration if they had won. A
cooler of champagne stood in front
of the platform. Nobody touched it.
"We just got the wrong break
at the wrong time," drawled los-

AP Photo
OAKLAND A'S CENTERFIELDER Reggie Jackson cries out in a combination of agony and happi-
ness after scoring the Athletics' first run yesterday. Jackson slid under Tiger catcher Bill Freehan's
tag as the second man in a delayed double steal in the second inning. Mike Epstein broke for second
on the play, drawing Freehan's original toss to secondbaseman Tony Taylor. Taylor's return peg was
too late to catch the speedy Jackson. Jackson pulled a hamstring muscle on the play and was replaced
by George Hendrick.
TrTampoflne teams to compete

Football Ticket
for Michigan-Michigan State Game
Get the ticket you want
Friday, Oct. 13 from 1-5 p.m.
in the Michigan Union lobby

Those of you whose appetite
for excitement is just not satis-
fied by Michigan's spine-tingling
football games may find just
what you're looking for Monday
night at 8:00 in Crisler Arena.
Gymnastics and trampoline coach
Newt Loken is bringing a multi-
Frosh team
starts first
ea~ve season

As the varsity basketball
readies for its upcoming s
which includes the usual Big
stops and two separate trig
New"York City in Decemb
unique venture will be add
Michigan's basketball prograi
The new team will be co
by Michigan alumnus Rig
"Bird" Carter and all non-sc
ship freshmen are eligible.
project is an attempt to brinj
lege athletics back to thest
as no students receiving at
aid can participate.
Although the football seas
less than half over, the orgy
tional meeting for the tean-
be held at Crisler Arena next
day, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m.
CARTER IS optimistic th
large group of boys will con
the first practices and the I
of the team here and at
schools in the country coul
determined by the Michigar

' i.i

sport extravaganza to Ann Arbor
for just that purpose.
Highlighting the entertainment
will be competition between the
United States and Russian tram-
poline teams. But besides that
there will be rebound track,
tumbling, ping pohg, and space-
ball exhibitions.
Trampoline competition w i I11
consist of seven matches between
the Americans and the Soviets.
There will be three men's indi-
vidual, three women's individual,
and one synchronized t e a m
match. The U.S. men's team fea-
tures a Michigan graduate and
two 'M' students.
George Huntzinger, the Mich-
igan graduate, former United
States nationalhchampionuand
iformer world champion runner-
up will hold down the number
one men's seed. Following in the
aother men's spots will be Mason
Kauffman, a sophomore, and
Chris Keane, a senior.
Leading the women will be
world champion Alexandra Nich-
olson of Rockford, Ill. Also com-
peting will be Mary McDonald,
the national champion from Des
Moines, Iowa, and Leigh Hen-
nessey of Lafayette, La.
The Russians are bringing ten
trampolinists headed by their
national champions Nina Kov-
shova and Igor Tokar. Advance
reports say that although the
Russians are new to world com-
petition, they are using very
'difficult routines and could be
tough to beat.
The Russians are in the States
for ten days and five stops. Therej
will be an Olympic flavor as the
MC and head judge is Ted Blake

from Great Britain, with two
Russian judges, two American
judges, one Polish, and one Swiss
Two rather new sports, re-
bound track and space-ball, will
be introduced.
Another highilght will be a
table tennis match between D.J.
Lee, the U.S. champion from
Korea,tand Dick Farrell who has
beaten everyone except Lee.
Tickets are $1 for students,
$2 for adultsrand are on salenow
at the Michigan , ticket office.


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