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Wednesday, November 1, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Eleven

Wednesday, November 1, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven

Speedy
By MARC FELDMAN
In recent years as Michigan has climbed
to the top of the Big Ten and back into
national prominence, the theme has been
gall-control and a lack of mistakes and
sometimes, a lack of variety.
Things are going quite well in Ann Arbor
for the Maize and Blue in 1972, but a new,
exciting speedster has helped to erase some
if Michigan's conservative stigma by run-
Zing back kickoffs, punts, and generally
naking a nuisance of himself. His name,
Gil Chapman.
Chapman, although just a sophomore,
has become a favorite of Michigan Coach
Bo Schembechler and Wolverine fans who
"love the little guy." Chapman's speed and
versatility make him a source of instant
excitement whenever he touches the ball.
UNFORTUNATELY for rival coaches and
players, they can't fully appreciate Chap-
man's skills as they are supposed to stop
him and their reaction ranges from panic
to heart failure.
Chapman first won the hearts of Michigan
fans with a dazzling 77 yard punt return
about a month ago against the Tulane
Green Wave. However, that was just one
of many Wolverine touchdowns that day
and he picked an even better time for his
next collision with glory.

Chapman
MICHIGAN and Michigan State were and its b
locked in a tight defensive duel as the the top r
Wolverines held a tenuous 3-0 lead in the DESPI
second half. The play started out innocently offers p
enough as quarterback Dennis Franklin those wl
rolled right, but he handed the pigskin to time col
his split end Chapman who reversed the 23rd ina
flow of the play on an end-around and and othe
scampered 58 yards for the touchdown and his servi
a hard fought victory over the Spartans. Howev
Chapman also ran an Illinois kickoff back "I want
for a touchdown in Champaign as Illini play Big
fans got a little of the heart failure that main rea
had been reserved for visiting teams until "If I
then. might a
This success hasn't come as a surprise Midwest
to many people as Chapman was recruited "OHIO
by over 200 colleges and universities after tried to
an unparalleled football career at Thomas go to a
Jefferson High in Elizabeth, N. J. going to
The 5-9, 185 pounder's records were so sider Oh
impressive that many find them hard to Origin
believe. In high school, Chapman scored East as
514 points and rushed for close to 5000 end an
yards. Taking these statistics on a per named
game basis, an average Saturday afternoon "Penn S
for Chapman consisted of three touchdowns time bu
and about 190 yards on the ground. coaches
Chapman was by no means the whole "My1
team as Jefferson's fullback, Roger Taylor, encoura
received a scholarship from West Virginia confiden

dazzlmas

fans

best lineman, Rich Wood, starts for
ranked USC Trojans.
TE the accolades and scholarship
iled upon him, there were still
ho doubted his ability to play big-
lege football. Chapman graduated
a class of 368 seniors and Harvard
er Ivy League schools beckoned for
ces.
er, Gil had something to prove.
ed to show a lot of people I could
g Ten football, and that was the
ason I came to Michigan."
wasn't going to go to Harvard, I
s yell go to the 'Harvard of the
'."
D STATE and other Big Ten schools
recruit me but if I were going to
Big Ten school, it was definitely
be Michigan. I didn't even con-
io State."
ally, he planned to remain in the
his brother Sam had played split
d safety for Rutgers and been
to second team All-East honors.
State was my first choice for a long
t I visited Ann Arbor and liked the
and people here."
high school coach, Frank Cicarell,
ged me to come here as he had
nce that I could do well."

Chapman started this season sharing the
wingback position with junior Clint Haselrig
but he has since been moved into a platoon
role with Bo Rather at split end.
Chapman who seemingly has adjusted to
his new position says, "I'll play wherever
the Coach wants me to. I'll get used to the
new position but I've been playing tailback
since I was nine years old in Pop Warner
League. I caught 6 touchdown passes in
high school but those were when I came
out of the backfield."
Chapman has done well at split end with
seven pass receptions for 80 yards, in
addition to his rushing yardage of 149
yards on 25 carries. At this point, however,
Chapman is more concerned with winning
football games than where he's playing.
"I'm seeing a lot of action and we're
winning; that's enough for me."
THE SOPHOMORE feels that the key to
the success of the 1972 Wolverines has been
the fact that they were not expected to be
as powerful as they have shown themselves
to be.
Gil doesn't want to look too far ahead
on the schedule but the Ohio State game
looks like another 'Game of the Century.'
"We have a lot of weapons for them."
One of them is a 5-9 speedster named
Chapman.

Daily Photo by DENNY GAINER
'Cats claw Chapman

Houston spears Hawks

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA-Calvin Murphy, the
shortest player in the National
Basketball Association, sunk a 15-
foot jump shot with three seconds
remaining, lifting the H o u s t o n
Rockets to a 106-105 victory over
the Atlanta Hawks last night.
The victory enabled Houston to
maintain the lead in the NBA's
Central Division. An Atlanta vic-

daily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
MARC FELDMAN

able to cut the
as eight points.
players with 30
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margin to as low
Archibald led all
points.
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Cavs trounce
CLEVELAND - Bobby Smith
came off the bench to score 27
points and lead the Cleveland
Cavaliers to a 126-116 National
Basketball Association victory last
night over the winless Philadelphia

tory would have put the two teams Kings abdicate isth theV CvaliersVtrAngy
into a tie for the lead.Kig ab cteE7rs
The 5-foot-10 Murphy fired 20 CHICAGO-Chet Walker and Bob With the Cavaliers trailing by
points for .the Rockets. Jack Marin Love combined for 17 points during five and five minutes left in the
led Hoduston with 26. Jimmy Walker a third-quarter rally last night, half, Smith hit five field goals,
had 18, including six points in alsparking the Chicago Bulls tona t a spa ding e 16 surge a
row near the end of the game. 104-95 victory over the Kansas City- Cleveland put the gameout ofa
Omaha Kings for their fifth con- reach in the last fiveminuts of
1" " . ..:.::.......secutive National Basketball Asso-
the third quarter, outscoring the
Once upon a time, there was ciation triumph. 76ers 14-9 behind Smith, who scored
Dlavid and Goliath. 1972's version The Bulls, who have now won two jump shots and added a
of oR' D. and G. are Missouri's six of their last seven contests, couple of free throws.
football sdrprisers and the world, were kept at bay during an evencTheo76eethrtwt s
Read about the Tigers' latest ex- first half as Kansas City stayed ing minutes, but team captain
periment with upsets on page 9. in contention behind Nate Archi- Ln mies ted aptain
.. :. ....bald's 20 points. Lenny Wilkens turned back the
.,"f.' r rr:::: ::r:..r::The<B:;=v:,:read::g.':......r.y threat, scoring 11 of his 27 pointsI
:" ..:. .:..: : ".::.... .::.:> ": t The Bulls, leading 60-55 early,
Murphy lost the ball on a turn- in the third quarter, scored 11 Austinas 12 nutes.22 points for
over with 15 seconds left as the consecutive points. Austin and sck oitsor
Rockets led 104-102. The Hawks' Walker, who scored 25 points, C9evelnd, and Rc Rb sn
Pete Maravich hit a 14 foot jumper contributed seven points in the
to tie the game with 10 seconds spree, while Love added eight of
remaining. He was fouled and sunk his 10 points to give Chicago a Squires pranceĀ°
the freethrow to give the Hawks 79-66 lead. The Bulls went ahead GREENSBORO - Jim Elkins
the lead, 105-104, before Murphy's by as many as 21 points in the scored 31 points as the Virginiaf
jumper won the game. final quarter before the Kings were Squires, gaining momentum after
!a sluggish start, rallied in the
fourth quarter and beat the Caro- AP Photo
d lina Cougars 120-114 in an Ameri- MANNY LEAKS (26) of the Philadelphia 76ers and Steve Patterson
rid d e P i k ing s can Basketball Association game of the Cleveland Cavaliers appear astonished as the elusive basket-
Higglety-pigglety Julius Erving added 24 points and ball drifts into outer space during a game at Cleveland. After
our coach Bo Schembechler BerniesWilliamsscored 17 for the NASA retrieved the ball somewhere off in the cosmos, action was
few can deny he's Squires. resumed. Tte home team eventually won the affair, 126-116.
Joe Caldwell led Carolina with ---_--_-_-_ -~~--
as good as they come
a game-high 36 points. He received
19 point help from Billy Cunning- HALLOWEEN SALE NOW !
Very efficient, but ham and Mack Calvin added 15. TAPES, ACCESSORIES, and EQUIPMENT
non-inspirational
there goes a touchdown IT
The poem above is adouble-dactyl, a rare form of poetry whose S CO R E S U0de o Iawin
technique has only been mastered by a small select group of scholars.
We decided to run it to show those skeptics that the sports staff really NBA3and
has great literary talent. We only pretend to be jocks. Chicago 104, Kansas City-Omaha 95
If you're feeling creative, try your hand at a double-dactyl. If Houston 106, Atlanta 105 Prze
you're feeling jocky, send your grid picks to the crew at 420 May- Cleveland 126, Philadelphia 116
Detroit at Golden State, inc. : h Offer Ends
nard and win a Mr. Pizzi pizza. ABA
1. MICHIGAN at Indiana 18. Stanford at UCLA virginia 120, Carolina 114 }....'114/7
SIk 19. Wyoming at Brigham Young Denver 116, Utah 103

Perry
NEW YORK (P)-Gaylord Perry,
rangy Cleveland right-hander ac
cused by opponents of throwing
spitballs, was named winner yes-
terday of the 1972 Cy Young Award
as the best pitcher in the Ameri-
can League.
The 34-year-old Indian ace had
a 24-16 record and an earned ru
average 'of 1.92, second to the
league's best, the 1.91 by Luis
Tiant of Boston.
In winning the Cy Young Award
Perry duplicated the feat of hi;
brother, Jim, who was voted the
AL's top pitcher at Minnesota it
1970. That was the year Gaylor(
and Jim became the first brothei
combination in major league his
tory to win 20 games each.
Perry amazingly pitched to
decision in every start and ha(
several e x t r a inning complet
games for the Tribe. Perry's pit
point control made him a favorit:
of Indian fans who were used t
the many walks given up by thi
departed Sam McDowell.
Perry narrowly edged Wilbuw
Wood, Chicago White Sox knuckle
baller, in the vote of the Basebal
Writers Association of America.
He received nine first place vote;
from the 20-man committee, twi
from each AL city, and finishes

WOOD SECOND
co Ps C
with a total of 64 points compared
with 58 for Wood.
Under the voting system, five
points are awarded for a first place
vote, three for second, one for
third, Wood was picked first on
seven ballots. No-one pitcher was
named on all 24 ballots.
Perry's achievement was re-
markable because it came with a
losing club. The Indians finished
fifth in the AL's Eastern Division.

Young
The tall right-hander won one-
third of Cleveland's games. He
pitched 29 complete games in 40
starts and never missed a turn.
Mickey Lolich of the Tigers fin-
ished third in the balloting and
was followed by Jim Hunter of
Oakland, Baltimore's Jim Palmer,
Luis Tiant of Boston, ace reliever
"Sparky" Lyle of the Yankees, and
fireballing California Angel Nolan
Ryan.

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4. Purdue at MSU -_ --__-_--~~-~--~--~-
5. Minnesota at Ohio State "DID YOU KNOW that there is
6. Syracuse at Boston College no clear policy for the adminis-
7. Dartmouth at Yale tration of Welfare in Washte-
8. Notre Dame at Navy now County?"
9. Nebraska at Colorado KATHY
10. Kansas St. at"Missouri
.11 Auburn at Florida!
12. Georgia Tech at Duke
13. Houston at Florida St.
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