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Wednesday, November 8, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine,

Wednesday, November 8, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine'

SECOND IN THREE YEARS:

Bench

voted MVP in N.L.

Michigan holds
place in ratings

NEW YORK (A) - J o h n n y
Bench proved both to himself andi
to baseball that he .could come d aily
back and he reaped his reward
yesterday by being named the 1972i
Most Valuable Player in the Na- N
tional League. r
It marked the second time in
three years that the honor had fal- NIGHT EDITOR:
len upon the 24-year-old catcher BOB NEUER
of the Cincinnati Reds who, after
a spectacular 1970 season which!
won him the MVP, went into an as the year's top NL pitcher, camee
abysmal .238 hitting slump in 1971. in fifth with 124 points.-
"I got a little out of shape on The electors named 10 men ande
the banquet circuit," Bench said points were awarded on a 14-9-8-7-6I
of his 1971 collapse. "I fell behind -5-4-3-2-1 ratio.
in my hitting and pressed too Bench batted .270 and led the'
much. I kept pressing but s t i 11 league in home runs, 40, and in
couldn't catch up. "I said to my- runs batted in, 125. He became the f
self then: 'Maybe I'll never have sixth player in the league's history i
another good season.' " to. become a repeat MVP winner.
The rugged, hard-hitting catcher Others were Stan Musial, 1943,
from Binger, Okla., was a strong 1946 and 1968; Roy Campanella,
winner of the MVP award this 1951, 1953 and 1955; Carl Hubbell,E
year, getting 11 first place votes 1933 and 1936; Ernie Banks, 1958i
from the 24-man panel of The Base- and 1959, and Willie Mays, 1954 and
ball Writers Association - two 1965.
from each league city - and was The only other catchers in the:
rated no lower than fourth on any NL to win the honor were Gabby

When the Reds slumped to fourth
in the standings in 1971, Manager
Sparky Anderson called a half-doz-
en key men together on the clos-
ing day in Atlanta and told them
of plans to go to the team's train-
lng site in Tampa, Fla., for an
unprecedented post-season period
of conditioning.
"I didn't demand that John go
along, I gave him an option," An-
derson explained later. "He was
eager to go. We worked out for
two weeks and no one worked hard-
er than Bench."
Some say that was where and
when the fiber of the Reds' suc-
cessful 1972 comeback - and that
of Bench - was forged. On his
first time at bat in spring train-
ing, Bench lashed a hard single.
"If I were superstitious," he
said to his friend Tom McEwen,
sports editor of the Tampa T r i-
bune, "I would believe that this
is a good sign." It was.
Here is the breakdown in the voting
jfor the National League Most Valu-
able Player award announced yester-
day by the Baseball Writers Associa-
tion of America with points awarded
on a 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis from
firstathrough 10th places:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 pts
Bench Cincinnati
11 7 4 2--------------263
Williams, Chicago
5 736 2--------211
Stargell, Pittsburgh
2 5 115 -1 - - - - 201
Morgan, Cincinnati
5 4 53 31 11---197
Carton, Philadelphia
1 1 - 4 9 2 111 - 124

Cedeno, Houston
----125 -43--112
Oliver, Pitsburgh
--- 1231313 52
Colbert, San Diego
----_..---2 3 2 7 3 .45

Bulletin
Prick Papanek, coach of the
Daily's lascivious Libels, told
his team in an electricity-filled
psych session last week that he
had reached an agreement with
one Jules Proboscis, coach of
the Southern Cal Leaky Tro-
jans, official organ of Tinsel
Town.
Prick and Jules agreed to ex-
change game films in anticipa-
tion of a December 31 meeting
in the second annual Ink Bowl
Classic.
Prick urged his forces not to
look past their next opponent
the Frieze Teasers, and as the
game began the Libels were as
baaad as ever. But early in the
second half, a train sped by
and whistle made a sound like
booooooooooooooooze!
Gorilla Greer said it was the
voice of God and the Libels
hightailed down the track in
search of the reapings. Five
minutes later the Teasers- scor-
ed, but missed the extra point
and lost 56-55. But they put up
such a good fight that they hit
the national rankings.

By AP and UPI
Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama1
and Nebraska marked the only
discrepancies in the AP and UPI
top tens as the showdown period
for the nation's top college foot-
ball teams begins this week
This week Alabama takes on
sixth-ranked Louisiana State at
Birmingham.
Next week Southern California
defends its No. 1 rating against an
old and formidable rival, UCLA,
ranked No. 8, and the following
week there are two more games
with a definite bearing on final
determination of the national
championship. iI

of sports writers and broadcasters
and accumulating 978 points. Points
are awarded on a 20-18-16-14-12-10-
9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 ratio.
Alabama stayed at No. 2, beating
Mississippi State 58-14, but felt the
growing pressure of Nebraska;
which impressed a national tele-
vision audience with a 33-10
triumph over Colorado, the team
that previously had upset Okla-
homa. Nebraska received five first
place votes, Alabama 3, Ohio State
and Michigan 1 each.

ballot.
Bench received, a total of 263
points - 52 more than the runner-
up in the voting, Billy Williams of
the Chicago Cubs, who got 211.
Willie Stargell oftPittsburgh was
third with 201 points and Joe Mor-
gan, a Bench teammate with the
Reds, was fourth with 197. Steve
Carlton of the Philadelphia Phil-
lies, winner of the Cy Young Award

Hartnett, Ernie Lombardi and Sam-
panella.
In 1970, when the Reds also won
the NL pennant, Bench batted .293,
hit 45 home runs and had 148 RBI.
He cashed in on his honors, making
numerous public appearances,
hosting a television show and over-
seeing a bowling alley, an auto
agency and a sports personnel
business in Cincinnati.

AP Photo
WHAT MORE CAN WE SAY? That great American sports inven-
tion, the scoreboard, takes that great American spectacle, the
presidential election, to the patrons of a Parisian pub; spelling
out George McGovern's defeat in cruel black and white. But
after all, is politics any more than a game to be scored on a
chalk board? We at the Daily sports staff certainly don't know.
BROYLES BROILS
Aggies savoring ups

Nebraska's awesome Cornhusk-
ers, ranked No. 3 in the AP and
2nd in the UPI, the country's high-
est scoring machine, meets tough
Oklahoma, No. 7, in 'their tradi-
tional Thanksgiving Day rivalry
while on Nov. 25-the following
Saturday the Big Ten's two un-
beaten powers, Michigan and Ohio
State, clash at Columbus in the
battle of unbeaten powers. Michi-
gan is No. 4 and Ohio.State is No..
5 in the latest AP ratings; while the
positions are reversed in the UPI.
Southern California, winner over
Washington State 44-3, maintained
its top position, gaining 40 of the
49 first place votes from a panel
t o Hogs.

Tie Top 20
The Associated Press Top Twenty,
with first-place votes in parentheses,
season records and total points.
Points tabulated on basis of 20-18-16-
14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1:
1. Southern California (40) 9-0 97$
2. Alabama (3) 8-8 821
3. Nebraska (5) 7-1 797
4. MICHIGAN (1) 8-8 708
5. Ohio State (1) 7-8 600
6. Louisiana State 7-0 524
7. Oklahoma 6-1 485
8. UCLA 8-1 81
9. Texas'. 6-1 388'
10. Penn State 7-1 304
11. Auburn - 7-1 225
12. Notre Dame -1 221
13. Tennessee 5-2 165
14. Missouri 5-3 65t
15. Texas Tech 7-1 '54
16. Colorado 6-3 48l
17. Iowa State 5-2 45
18. North Carolina 6-1 15
19. Arizona State 6-2 5
20. (tie) Stanford 5-3 ,;3
DAILY LIBELS
Others receiving votes, listed alpha-
betically: Air Force, Arkansas, Baylor,'
Iississippi, North Carolina State,
Washington.
UPI POLL

acrosse club looks to season; Pro Standings "

shoots for varsity sport status

NBA
Eastiern Conference
Atlantic Division

By MARK RONAN demands of special skills or prior
As was their custom, the white lacrosse experience for prospective
settlers of North America took members. Any registered male
much from the Indian culture. One student is free to join the team,
such appropriation was a strenuous which in the words of coach Kam-
game known as "bagattaway," in an, "is regarded as the best la-
which the Indians, sometimes crosse club team in the Midwest."
flailed with branches held by wom- His claim appears justified, for
en, struggled with netted sticks last spring the team compiled an
for a small ball as the game 8-4 record and repeated as cham-
ebbed and flowed over an irregu- pions of the Midwest Lacrosse As-
lar area 500 yards to one-half mile sociation for the second year in a
in length. row. In earning a 4-2 league rec-
. Believe it or not, something sim-I ord, Michigan shared the 1972 title
ilar to this game is presently play- with the Notre Dame Club which
ed in Ann Arbor, though it is now managed a disputed sudden-death'
better known as lacrosse. A civil- overtime victory over the Wol-
ized descendent of the Indian sport verines.
and ,a national pastime of Canada, The lacrosse club might aptly be
lacrosse is actively persued by one considered a well-organized unit.
of thu spat s i tf! University Until 1969 the players had neither
L. M. program. the use of a locker room nor a
Lacrosse at Michigan has been regular playing field. Now, how-
called the ideal contact sport for ever, in addition to those ammeni-
the person who desires collegiate ties, they have a training room and
competition but who is unable to even a trainer, and the players
meet the size requirements for enjoy the best uniforms and equip-
other sports, specifically inter- ment available.
collegiate football. Expectations for another fine
The lacrosse club, as Coach Bob season seem well-founded. Several
Kamar has explained, makes no All-Midwest players have been lost

to graduation and injuries, but Boston
New York
much talent remains. Jay Johnson Buffalo
is tapped as the starting goalie. Philadelphia
Among the principal players are
defensemen Tim Cotter and Pete
Lodwick along with Don Holman, Houston
Dick Dean, characterized by Ka- Atlanta
man as "perhaps the best one-on- Cltieland
one player in the Midwest," and
Terry Cotter, Tim's brother, at thew
attack positions.
This season's scheduled oppon- Milwaukee
ents are comprised of both varsity Chicago
and club teams, and the club itself K.C.-Omaha
hopes to gain the status, of varsity Detroit
sport. Coach Kaman said that the'
team "is ready to go varsity," and
though a petition requesting var- Golden Stat
sity status was forwarded to the Los Angeles
office of the Athletic Director some I Phoenix
time ago, the club, while most i seattle
grateful for the financial support Portland
furnished by the athletic depart-
ment, still awaits an affirmative
response. Golden Stat

W L Pct.
10 1 .909
It 2 .846
3 8 .273
0 13 .000
Central Division

7 4
6 6
5 6
4 10

.636
.500
.455
.286

Vestern Conference
Midwest Division
9 2 .818
8 4 .667
P5 7 .417
4 8 .333
Pacific Division

By BRIAN DEMING
In a major Southwest Conference battle last Sat-
GB urday Texas A & M upset highly regarded Arkansas
- 10-7. Aided by no less than six interceptions and one
- fumble recovery, the Aggies upped their dismal sea-
11 son record to 2-6, this being their first Conference
victory after three losses.
The defeat dropped Arkansas to a 2-2 Conference
-y, mark, 5-3 over all. The meager record of Texas A & M
2/ is misleading. Two losses came to Nebraska and LSU
4- and their three Conference losses were dropped by
a total of only eight points. Wichita State, had pro-
vided Texas A & M their only previous win in the
season opener. -
- But a combination of skill and good fortune worked
' todown the Razorbacks Saturday in College Station,
Texas. The six Arkansas aerial turnovers might in-
dicate the ineptitudes of the Razorback passing attack
lead by the normally capable Joe Ferguson.
z But Ben Hurt, head offensive coach for Texas
- A & M attributed the breaks to the defense that
3iz played a "super football game," holding Arkansas to
8

161 yards on the ground, 115 through the air, along
with seven turnovers. Hurt had many accolades for
defensive coach Mel Robertson stating that he is "one
of the greatest secondary coaches in the United
States". The Aggie defense under Robertson, who
came to Texas A & M after seven years at Houston,
has allowed only one score.
All of the Texas A & M scoring came in the second
quarter on a field goal by Pat McDermott and a two
yard plunge by Brad Dusek. Arkansas could score
only on a two yard run by Marsh White in the final
period.
Thedseason for Arkansas head coach Frank Broyles
has been disappointing so far relative to the power-
house Razorback teams of recent years. Victories
have come over Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Baylor, TCU,
and North Texas State while losses have come at the
hands of USC, Texas, and now Texas A & M.
The rushing leader for the defeated Razorbacks was
Di7ie Morton who rushed for 88 yards while Brad
Dusek lead the rushing attack for the victorious
Aggies with 53.

1. Southern Cal (27)
2. Nebraska (6)
3. Alabama (2)
4, Ohio State
5. MICHIGAN
6. Lousiana State
7. Oklahoma
8. UCLA
9. Texas
10. Auburn
11. Penn State
12. Notre Dame
13. Tennessee
14. Iowa State
15. Texas Tech
16. (Tie) No. Car. .........
16. (Tie) Colorado

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Last night's games
e at Buffalo

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For the remainder of this semes-'
ter, the team will prac tlc tvery1
Thursday. But next January, in
preparation for the twelve sched-
uled contests and a trip to play in
Virginia and North Carolina during
the Spring break, practice will ex-
pand to five daily sessions per
week.

Houston at Los Angeles
Baltimore at Atlanta
Only games scheduled
Today's games

Gridde Pickinigs

Golden State at Boston
Buffalo at Baltimore
Philadelphia at Kansast
Seattle at Milwaukee
Cleveland at Phoenix
Only games scheduled.

City-Omaha

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ANN ARBOR-The Michigan rugby football club has been holding
closed practices at Flick's Bar in preparation for their Sunday blood-
bath against the LIBELS.
After the practice, rugger coach Happy Holloway informed the
press that he had been intently drilling his team in the finer points of
chugging Strohs and how to pick up a loose waitress in the open field.
Displaying the false confidence of the ruggers, Moons Kingsbury
verbalized, "Dem LIBELS ain't really never won a game (sic)."
If you get your picks to 420 Maynard by midnight Friday, you may
be able to enjoy your free Mr. Pizza pizza during Sunday's griddie
biggie.
1. MICHIGAN at Iowa 11. Nebraska at Iowa State

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2. Ohio State at Michigan State
3. Minnesota at Northwestern
4. Indiana at Illinois
5. Wisconsin at Purdue
6. LSU at Alabama
7. Georgia at Florida
8. Vanderbilt at Kentucky
9. Tulsa at Florida State
10. BYU at Arizona

12. Missouri at Oklahoma
13. Wake Forest at Duke
14. California at Oregon State
1S. UCLA at Washington
16. Pitt at Navy
17. Notre Dame at Air Force
18. TCU at Texas Tech
19. Central Connecticut at
Cortland
20. Daily Libels vs. Michigan
Rugby Football Club

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