.Thursday, November 30, 1972
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, November 30, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven
By BOB McGINN
On a campus in which Bo
Schembechler has made winning
a way of life, Johnny Orr has to
be feeling a little pressure.
It's always a tough situation
when you're expected to win.
And make no mistake about it,
Michigan's title-starved basket-
ball fans will settle for nothing
less than a Big Ten crown.
They point to two-time All-
American Henry Wilmore, sopho-
more sensation Campy Russell,
three other returning starters,
and an undefeated freshman
team as their reasons why 1972-
73 will be the year of the Wol-
verine. It's hard to argue with
But as Orr himself says, "It
would be nice if we were the
only conference team that im-
proved, which we have. But so
has everyone else. The Big Ten
will play the toughest basketball
in the country, and its cham-
pion will be some team."
O.K. The Big Ten is vastly su-
perior to what it was several
years ago, an incredible 39 of
last year's 50 starters are back,
and Minnesota is everybody's
preseason favorite. Where does
that leave Michigan, a team
which a record - number 9,400
fans have purchased season tic-
kets to watch, in the conference
"We've got as good a shot as
anybody at the league title,"
Orr commented after Monday's
workout. "This is an excellent
team right now, although we
haven't jelled yet. By January,'
Daily Photo by MORT NOVECK
LANKY CAMPY RUSSELL goes high over State's Lindsay
Hairston to score in frosh action last year. Russell is one of the
keys to Michigan hoop future as the sophomore is counted on for
we'll be even better."
A year ago the Wolverines tied
for third in the Big Ten (9-5),
finishing up 14-10 overall. That
team also had been highly tout-
ed, but injuries to pivotman
Ken Brady and Wilmore aborted
any championship hopes.
Everybody except two year
starting guard Wayne Grabiec
(14.3 scoring average in the Big
Ten), reserve forward Steve
Bazelon, and much - maligned
backcourt man Dave Hart are
back. The returnees alone would
constitute a title threat. But it is
the top schoolboy player in the
nation two winters ago, 6-7%1
Campanella Russell, that has
propelled the fans' enthusiasm to
Orr knew that when he re-
cruited Campy, he could field
four guys with the ability of
Gary Ganakas and still win
games. The big guy had him
drooling a year agoas he aver-
aged over 30 points a game for
Dick Honig's Baby Blue. Now
Orr himself is ready to turn
The Pontiac Central grad is a
brilliant long range gunner,
which is so very vital since the
Maize and Blue's other big men
aren't outside threats. But his
principle value may come from
his explosive drives. Nobody
has been able to consistently stop
him in drills so f'r.
Much of the offensive patterns
which Orr has worked revolve
around his supersoph's talents.
In Michigan's stack set-up, Rus-
sell will probably be on the weak
side spot which Grabiec previous-.
ly occupied. Although Grabiec
was a fine shooter, he didn't
nenetrate well. Russell will do
The other two front-court start-
ers for Saturday's home opener
against Notre Dame haven't
been named yet. This is a genu-
ine surprise, since virtually ev-
eryone conceded the center job
(Home Games in CAPITALS)
Dec. 2-NOTRE DAME
Dec. 4-OREGON STATE
Dec. 7-Brigham Young at New
Dec. 9-at Dayton
Dec. 16-at Detroit
Dec. 18-19-MICHIGAN INVITA-
(Toledo, Western Mich.,
Dec. 26-30-Holiday Festival
Tournament at New York
to Brady, who not only is fully
recovered from his knee prob-
lems but has also lost 35.pounds
of the excess tonnage he carried
a year ago.
Orr points to Brady's "incon-
sistency" as his main liability,
but it may be less Brady's
'shortcomings and more the im-
proved performance of veteran
boarders John Lockard and Er-
nie Johnson that has confused the
situation. Orr has said repeated-
ly that those two have upgraded
nearly every facet of their game.
Neither, however, possess the
size to dominate a game as the
6-10 Brady has done in the past,
D E T R O I T 0P) - Detroit
sportscaster Bob Reynolds of
WJR said yesterday evening
that Barry Switzer, currently
offensive coordinator at Okla-
homa, has been selected to suc-
ceed retiring Duffy Daugherty
as head football coach at Mich-
igan State University.
primarily in his sophomore cam-
ppign. The Big Ten is loaded
with such potent pivotmen as
Minnesota's Jim Brewer, Indi-
ana's Steve Downing, and Ohio
State's Luke Witte, among oth-
ers. An index to the Wolverines'
success will be "Big Brady's"
play against these giants.
In the burly Lockard (6-5,
215) and the flamboyant Johnson
(6-8, 200), Orr has two battle-
tested and respected big men.
The pair combined for 27 points
and 19 rebounds in the Big Ten
last season. Both are dogged de-
fenders, but leave a bit to be de-
sired offensively. They're tough
inside, but are out of their ele-
ment past 15 feet.
The fourth cornerman on the
Michigan depth chart is 6-5 jun-
ior Jake Whitten, with 6-4 sopho-
more Bill Ayler right behind.
Immense soph C. J. Kupec (6-8,
235) traded shoulder pads for
sneakers Monday and impress-
ed Orr, who commented after-
ward that Kupec may see action
as early as Saturday.
So with the front-court appar-
ently in solid hands, the back
court is still questionable. Soph
Joe Johnson has won one spot
with his ball-handling and court
generalship. But it is the other
slot, where that two-time All-
American holds forth, that both-
ers Orr somewhat.
Wilmore has worked tirelessly
at the transition from forward,
and is infinitely more comfort-
able now than he was in 1972-
73. He and Brady are the co-
captains, and Wilmore has ac-
cepted the post asOrr hoped
be would. But, as Orr puts it,
"Henry is not nearly as good a
guard right now as he is a for-
ward. Still, though, that's pret-
The defensive adjustments in-
volved in the change, along with
the increased ballhandling, have
been difficult for Wilmore. His
offensive play, especially when
the Wolverines use him low on
the stack, is superb, as usual.
But Orr would prefer to go with
two guards out front. Thus, if
Wilmore is able to adjust, fine. If
not, Orr will be forced to use
more and more of the stack.
Waiting in the wings will be
perhaps the first pure shooter on
the squad, 6-2 sophomore John
Kantner. He hit a phenomenal 62
per cent of his shots enroute to a
13.1 ppg as a freshman.
5-11 senior Greg Buss ranks
just below Kantner at this stage,
although he was hampered with
a bad ankle for more than a
week. The experience he gained
in pressure situations last season
makes this great hustler all the
Freshman Wayman Britt of
Flint Northern and injured Terry
Tyler complete the backcourt
picture. Both rate only slightly
below the others in Orr's think-
Orr has stressed d e f e n s e
throughout the training period in
hopes of bettering his club's dis-
mal seventh place ranking in
Big Ten defense. If 5-10 Joe
Johnson can keep bigger oppon-
ents from overpowering him in-
side, and Wilmore adjusts, they
should do it. "We'll go man-to-
man basically, but we'll use an
occasional zone and even a zone
press occasionally," Orr stated.
So the season doesn't really
shape up as a win or else propo-
sition, but almost. The lean years
of the late 60's hopefully have
led to success in the 70's.
- i i l i i i s s.s
Writers honor gridders
By United Press International !
The Football Writers Association
of America disclosed their 1972 All-
American team yesterday naming;
Michigan's Paul Seymour at offen-
M ci a ' PalS y o r a ofes:siv6 tackle. Big Ten gridders Otis
Armstrong, Brad Van Pelt and
Randy Gradishar also received the
Undefeated Southern California,
the nation's top-ranked team, Ne-
braska and Oklahoma placed two
men each on the All-American
The 24-man unit is headed by
Nebraska's flanker Johnny Rodg-
ers, generally conceded to be the,
leading candidate for the Heisman
Trophy as the nation's top player.
If the Detroit Lions advance far
enough in their current National
Football League campaign, there'
is a strong possibility that the Na-
tional Conference Championship
game on New Year's Eve will be
moved from Tiger Stadium to
Athletic Director Don Canham
said that he has had "preliminary
discussions" with Lions GM Russ
Thomas on the availability of the
Stadium, but that many hurdles
have to be cleared before the final
decision is made.
"TheaLions have a contract to
play all their games in Tiger~
Stadium," Canham said, "and that
would have to be broken. They
would also need permission from
the National Football League,' and
of course they would have to wini
their next four games."
There is little likelihood that the'
NFL would deny the Lions per-
mission to use Michigan Stadium,;
since its capacity of 100,001tnearly
doubles that of Tiger Stadium-
"We'd like to see the Lions come
in here," Canham said. "Although
it would not mean a lot of money,
to us." Canham said that Michigan
would get ten percent of the gross
t gate, and 80,000 fans paying ten
dollars a ticket would place the
figure at around $80,000, which,
Canham said would be used "to
balance our athletic budget."
Nebraska also placed defensive Tackles - Jerry Sisemore, Texas;
lineman Rich Glover. PAUL SEYMOUR, MICHIGAN.
Guards - John Hannah, Alabama;
The Southern California Trojans Ron Rusnak, North Carolina.
selected were tight end Charlie Center - Tom Brahaney, Oklahoma.
Young and defensive lineman John Quarterback - Gary Huff, Florida
Grant. Oklahoma was represented Running backs - Otis Armstrong,
by running back Greg Pruitt and Purdue; Greg Pruitt, Oklahoma.
center Tom Brahaney. Placekicker - Ricky Townsend, Ten-
Florida State's Gary Huff was punter - Ray Guy, Southern Mis-
picked at quarterback. sissippi.
Two sophomores made the squad DEFENSE
-placekicker Ricky Townsend of Linemen-Roger Goree, Baylor; John
Tennessee, who has made- 26 Grant, USC; Bud Magrum, Colorado;
straight extrawpoints and 10 of 14!Greg Marx, Notre Dame; Rich Glover,
field goals, and defensive back: Linebackers - John Skorupan, Penn
Randy Rhino of Georgia Tech. state; Warren Capone, LSU; Randy
OFFENSE Gradishar, Ohio State.
Tight end - Charlie Young, USC. Backs - Brad Van Pelt, MSU; Randy
Wide receivers - Steve Holden, Ari- Rhino, Georgia Tech Robert Popelica,
zona State; Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska. SMU.
PRO L,OCKEY .
Chicago 8, Detroit 3
Pittsburgh 7, Toronto 4
Minnesota 5, Atlanta 0
Boston 3, Montreal 3. tie
New York 7, New England 6
Boston 120. Seattle 98
New York 139, Philadelphia 91
Milwaukee 105, Chicago 97
KC-Omaha 110, Portland 102
Houston 102, Baltimore 94
Utah 105, New York 97
Penn St. 64, Princeton 57
Maryland 127, Brown 82
Wayne St. 79, Waterloo, Ont., 61
W. Mich. 64. Loras 60
Fullerton St. 56, Okla. St. 55
New Brunswick 67, Ricker 54
E- stern Michigan 66, w. Virginia St. 58
'Uenn.tChat. 66, E. Tenn. 65
W. Conn. 103, Berkshire Christian 79
S. Florida 110, Oglethorpe 61
Nichols 78, Pierce 59
Va. Tech 99, Appalachian 58
Navy 77, Haverford 34
LaSalle 73, Lehigh 59
Lafayette 78, Moravian 54
howling 70, York, N.Y., 47
Suffolk 65, St. Anselm's 60
Queen's, N.Y., 64, Stevens Tech 50
Brooklyn Col. 83, FDU-Madison 76
DePaul 79, St. Mary's, Minn., 54
American U. 93, Rider 84
Northwood 89, Mercy 77
Muhlenburg 87, W. Maryland 87
Winona 89, Macalester 78
Dickinson 74, Juniata 69
Dartmouth 86, vermont 85
St. Joseph's, Ind. 73, Trinity, 11. 55
N. Kentucky 87, Northwood, Ind., 81
New Mexico 83 Cal Poly-Pomona 50
Corpus Christi 79, Cameron, Okla., 78
SE Mass. 80, Barrington 76
W. New England 86, E. Conn. St. 84
Delta St. 96, Lambuth, Tenn. 63
Alcorn 88, Tougaloo 57
Ind. Central 96, N. Central, Ill., 75
Pitt 75, Mt. Union 69
Rutgers 98, Georgetown, D.C., 83
Westminister, Pa. 79, Slippery Rock 73
Manhattan 101, Marist 65
Arizona 94, Bakersfield St. 87
Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEM
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We asked UCLA's Bill Walton and as he salivated on our laps
said, "You can't go wrong with those scrumptous G.W. Carver salted Jan. 6-at Ohio State
peanuts. They taste best when I bounce them off the Pauley PavillionJan. 8'tIOWU
Jan. 13-at MSU
floor." Jan. 20-PURDUE
To balance out our survey, we then headed east to ascertain Jan. 22-at Northwestern
what in the world titilates the taste buds of Maryland's Len Elmore. Jan. 27-INDIANA
Being one of the eight million stories in the Naked City, Elmore belch- Jan. 29-at Iowa
ed his reply, "There's nothin' finer in this world than hot roasted Feb. 3-at Illinois
chestnuts from the sloberin' vender on 3rd and 46th St." Feb. 10-MSU
Based on our infamous Chi-square calculations, we learned that Feb. 17-NORTHWESTERN
Ann Arbor was to be our next and hopefully last stop on this ludicrous Feb. 26-ILLINOISo
survey. Mar. 3-at Wisconsin
With lady luck on our side, we happened to bump into two fine Mar. 10-OHIO STATE
Wolverine cagers who were skipping rocks along the Huron River,
namely Ernie Johnson and Campy Russell.
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