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Saturciuyw .!"ecember 2, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Saturciuy~ ~ecember 2, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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By MARC FELDMAN aged nearly 20 points a game in
The glowing preseason reports his junior year, and he will be the
are finished, 9,400 season tickets 04 .1Vonly returning starter on the court
have been sold, the grueling months 1 today.
of preparation are over, and, at The rest of the starting lineup
last, the Michigan basketball team will be comprised of three sopho-
opens the 1972-'73 campaign against mores who excelled for the Irish
the Irish of Notre Dame this after- yearlings a year ago. Gary Bro-
noon at Crisler Arena. NIGHT EDITOR: kaw was the big scorer on the 12-1
Touted as the best team at Michi- BOB McGINN S frosh with a 28.3 scoring average.
gan in at least half a decade and ;Brokaw was an All-American at
a preseason national contender, East Brunswick, N.J. High and he
Michigan will have to start proving decent season last year were penetrated the Michigan freshman
these reports were valid today. squashedswhen center John Shu- defense for 28 points in last season's
At first glance, Notre Dame mate missed the whole season with opener in South Bend.
shouldn't provide a severe test for a blood clot in his leg. But Shu- Starting at the other forward will
the Wolverines. With just one mate is as good as new this year be 6-7 sophomore Pete Crotty. A
starter returning from a team that and will be in the pivot this after- product of the New York City play-
th'e outlook would appear to bnoon. grounds, Crotty scored at a 14
bleak for the Irish cagers. SHUMATE, who hails from the point clip and hauled down 10 re-
However, Coach Richard "Dig- same high school as Michigan foot- bounds a game for the Notre Dame
ger" Phelps has five former high ball star Gil Chapman, averaged frosh.
school All-Americans in his start- 22 points and 14 rebounds two D
ing lineup and this .talented group winters ago for the Irish frosh. The DWIGHT CLAY will set up the
certainly has the potential to bring 235 pounder showed he was back plays from his guard spot and
in sa a ast ondaround out the starting five. Clay
Notre Dame back to respectability. in shape last Monday when he also showed ability to shoot from
In his first season at Notre scored 26 points in a Notre Dame long range with an average of over
Dame, "Digger" faced a complete exhibition win over the Australian 6ngorn g amer
rebuilding program since the Irish Nationals. 1poins per game.
had lost such outstanding perform- When Notre Dame was losing by Despite this array of talent, thet
ers as Austin Carr and Collis Jones lopsided scores to UCLA and other nexperience the Irishcagers
from the fine team that handed powerhouses last year, the lone i will probably hurt them today and
UCLA its last loss in early 1971. beacon for the Irish was 6-7 for-
Any chance the Irish had of a ward Gary Novak. Novak aver-
r-Xadt 'eipect

MICHIGAN
Campy Russell (6-7)
Ernie Johnson (6-8)
Ken Brady (6-10)
Joe Johnson (5-10)
Henry Wilmore (6-4)

NOTRE DAME

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John Shumate (6-9)
Gary Novak (6-7)
Pete Crotty (6-8)
Dwight Clay (5-11)
Gary Brokaw (6-3)

throughout the early season. Phelps be joined by little Joe Johnson as
has one senior, one junior, and backcourt starters for the Wol-
three sophomores in the starting verines, with sophomore John Kant-
lineup and he says "We'll have to ner being the top substitute at
play a perfect game and stop them guard.
all over to win."
Besides the burly Shumate in CAMPY RUSSELL had one for
the pivot, the Irish lack weight ward spot virtually locked up
in the front court. Crotty and No- through practice and Ernie John-
vak are both 6-7, but are rather son and John Lockard battled for
light at 190 pounds each. This pair the other position the entire fall. In
of Irish forwards will have to fact, Orr did not name Johnson as
battle 215 pound Camp Russell and his other starter until late yester-
200 pound Ernie Johnson on the day afternoon. He added, however,
boards and the rebounding sta- that Lockard will see a lot of
tistics will go a long way in de- action, especially if Ken Brady is
ciding today's game. ineffective at center.
Michigan coach Johnny Orr de- Most Notre Dame sports fans will
scribed the Irish as "much im- have their eyes set on the big
proved" and said "We'll have to football game with Southern Cali-
play a good game to beat them. fornia this afternoon, but Michigan
All-American Henry Wilmore will fans unfortunately have no more
football games to worry about: It's
basketball season in Ann Arbor.
lcers

i

Photo by STUART HOLLANDER
MICHIGAN FORWARD JULIAN NIXON (23) applies pressure to Minnesota defenseman Les Auge in
first period action last night. Goalie Doug Hastings waits in the background. The Blue Dekers snapped
their seven game losing streak with a 7-6 victory.
WERNER NETS HAT TRICK
win! Nip Gophers

Where's the pressure?
Ask the Big Fella

I

-- ---john papanek ....
T SEEMS THAT a new epidemic has gripped this town that
threatens to rival the granddaddy of them all. But while no-
body can knock the act that spreads VD, the disease is a bummer.
Catching on to this new one may be just as orgiastic, but its
affects are by no means unpleasant.
Let's call is Maple Madness. Because when today is over,
the basketball team that in its preseason kudos has been com-
pared to the super teams of the Cazzie Russell era will have
played a game, and at least 12,000 onlookers at Crisler Arena are
going to be infected with it.
But before we start calling for the doctor (or booking
reservations in St. Louis, where the NCAA championships
will be held), there are some scores which need to be settled.
Like, will the Wolverines really be as good as all that?
All during the final countdown to opening day, Michigan's
coach Johnny Orr has been doing his best to prepare the public
for the worst: no, Michigan might not be the greatest team in all
the land; the Big Ten is so well-stocked that almost anybody
can win it; Henry Wilmore may have trouble playing his still-
new guard position; Campy Russell is "only" a sophomore. You
name it, Orr has said it.
But the one recurrent theme that Orr drones on and on about
is that even if everything else goes right, all the pressure to
win is on one man: Ken Brady.
Ken Brady - we've heard his name before. Two years
ago as a sophomore, the 6-10 giant was one of the super-
sophs that would restore Michigan to basketball prominence.
The first true Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar style
big man that Michigan has ever had. And sure thing, Brady
had a good sophomore year and helped make Michigan the
first Big Ten team ever to be invited to the post-season
National Invitational Tournament in New York.
Brady's junior year was to have been a big one for Michi-
gan, but the "Big Fella" tore up a knee getting out of his car,
underwent surgery, and got back into the lineup in bad shape,
too late to matter anyway.
Now he's healthy, big, and stronger and faster than ever.
This is his last chance to impress the pro scouts, and just as
importantly to make Michigan into a winner.
"You know they always say the pressure is on the big man,"
Brady said yesterday. "But I don't feel it that much. The real
pressure is on the team. I just try to go out and play the game.
I remember as a sophomore, I felt a lot of pressure and I didn't
like it. It's just that they always put it all on the big man.
"You know, little men-guards-they're a dime a dozen.
But not big men. There aren't many of them around."
Suddenly a young lady was standing in front of us with a
big smile across her face. "Are you interviewing him?" she
asked me. I nodded as Brady tried to shoo her away. "This
is the wife," he said.
"I just want to say something," she said, oblivious to her
gargantuan husband. "Ken Brady can be the best center in the
country if he puts his mind to it."
"Get-a-way," the big fella told her again, and she split, smil-
ing and giggling.
Then Brady got serious as seniors, co-captains and "key
men" are prone to. "It's true," he said. "I think I can be the
best."
That's a thought that has been languishing in the backs
of many minds ever since the former Michigan Player of the
Year from Flint Central came to Ann Arbor. People said he
could be great, but because of his injury last year, he hasn't
had a fair chance to perform.
In practice yesterday, he was snokin': scoring from inside,
outside, rebounding ferociously, blocking shots and breaking up
passes. His attitude, described as lackadaisical at times by his
coach, seems to have evolved into one of fierce competitiveness
-one of Orr's reasons for naming him co-captain.
"Everyone says I've got to get more aggressive," he says.
"They say I'm not mean enough. Well, I'm gonna change this
year. If it means knocking people down or pushing them around,
okay. I think I can play with any big man. I just have to keep
him off the boards and stop him from getting the ball.
"I can score if I have to, but If I concentrate on defense
this year, I think I'll be as good as anyone."
Brady will have plenty of chances to prove himself, since
he'll be going against some pretty good big men in Brigham
Young's Kresimir Cosic, Ohio State's Luke Witte, and Minne-
sota's Jim Brewer. And if what Brady says is any indication of
the way he thinks he and Michigan will play, then maybe this
is the year.
"Man for man we have better talent than anyone in the Big
Ten. I'll say right now that I'll be very disappointed if we don't
win it.
"And if everyone says it's all up to me, then I guess it
is. Looking back, it seems that every time I had a bad game
we lost. If I come through we usually win. And I guess if
you look at it that way it is pressure."
But the pressure doesn't seem to be more than the big man
can handle. "I'm not down about it. I don't let it get to me. At
least I try not to.

By JOEL GREER

goal hat trick.

The M i c h i g a n hockey team In fact, it was the entire line of
couldn't have picked a better time Werner, Gary Connelly and Rick
to break out of its distressing scor- Mallette that constantly pressured
ing slump. Previously held to but Minnesota goaltender Doug Hast-
16 goals in their last seven straight ings. Connelly scored the game win-
defeats, the Wolverines re-oiled ner with less than four minutes
their scoring machine last night by remaining in the third period, and1
outlasting the pesky Minnesota also chipped in with three assists.
Gophers, 7-6. Mallette, who still has yet to score
this season added a pair of assists

This Weekend in Sports
TODAY
BASKETBALL-Notre Dame, at Crisler Arena, 2:00 p.m.
WRESTLING-Pittsburgh, at Crisler Arena, 4:00 p.m.
SWIMMMING-Big Ten Relays, at Columbus
HOCKEY-Minnesota, at the Coliseum, 8:00 p.m.
GY-MNASTI(C-Widrl Ci I Tni aii of[hnrnisM

__________ _t_1iviiN 1I~j-win y c i lnvitationai, at Cicago Circie
to bring his total to nine. _
T Baltmore riol aded in well e coimenhas bee hia again as Pierre Sarrazin's elbow- game when you give up seven
four players last night to coach Al Renfrew after the game. ing penalty gave the Gophers a goals," said the dejected rookie
acquire catcher Earl Williams But he was more concerned with final power play opportunity at coach. "We were just too loose
of the Atlanta Braves. Moving the two late Michigan penalties 18:32. out there."
to Atlanta will be pitchers Pat that enabled the Gophers to erase In the final minute, Minnesota Neither squad played. a tight
Dobson and Roric Harrison, in- a two goal Wolverine lead midway1 pulled its goalie and directed six game defensively, however, as on
fielder Dave Johnson, and catch- through the third period, attackers into the Michigan zone. many occasions forwards were al-
er Johnny Oates. The O's will Blais' screen shot accounted for lowed the open shot from close in.
also receive standout shortstop AFTER WERNER gave Mich- the tying tally but an alert Moore Minnesota scored the opening
TaylorDuncan.- , gveF ixcwasmade the big save just as the puck two goals of the game on a pair
chased on a senseless roughing was going over the ine. of Michigan defensive lapses.
"We've had trouble putting the call. Minnesota then scored its "I just batted at that one," ex- On the first one Fox was caught
puck in the net," assessed delight- first power play goal of the night planed Moore, "another quarter of out o
ed Frank Werner after the game. as Cal Cossalter converted a cen- an inch and it would have been in." f position and Cossalter took
a pass from Blais just to Moore 's
But Werner himself helped turn tering pass from Dean Blais. left. Unmolested, Cossalter calmly
things around by getting the three At 8:28, Fox was again sent to' THE WOLVERINES apps time ran backhanded a shot just inside the
the sin bm, this time for cross- out when Julian Nixon's shot had er post.
checkin. nd again, the Gophers just enough steam to enter the em- RThe nextdgoal aw defenseman
P tt s u aeup with a power play goal. enu Randy Trudeau fail to check John
r This time it was Mike Polich pty net. The officials, however, Matchke in front of Moore as the
completing his hat trick by stuff- ruled that time already had ex Minnesota forward slid a rebound
ing a rebound past Michigan net- pired. to Moore's left.
minder Robbie Moore. Minnesota coach Herb Brooks un-
lid lifterTWith the score tied 6-6 Connelly doubtedly was disappointed in los- MICHIGAN'S GARY KARDOS
finally notched the game winner ing a one-goal game to a team was also left free to score his frist
at 16:47 after taking a sharp cen- that will be battling the Gophers of two goals after taking a pass
tied 3-3 last year. tering pass from Mallette. for one of the final playoff berths. from Randy Neal at 8:58 of the
There will be a couple of tough But Michigan put itself in trouble "You don't deserve to win a opening period.

Daily Photo by TERRY McCARTHY
Brady - .inside . .. twvo

in treacherous seasoi

By JIM ECKER
The preliminary work is over.,
After two months of grueling, two-
hour workouts in Crisler., Arena's'
second - floor sweatbox affection-
ately known as "the room," Mich-
igan's wrestling team is ready.
As soon as delirious Campy Rus-
sell and Henry Wilmore fans clear
the court this afternoon, the Golden
Anniversary of Wolverine wrestling
will begin.
Pittsburgh is in town for the 24th
renewal of the fight for supremacy
of the animal kingdom: It's The
Wolverine versus The Panther.
Coach Rick Bay's boys grabbed a
23-17 decision in Pittsburgh's Fitz-
gerald Fieldhouse last year and
lead the rivalry 14-8-1.
There have been three changes
in Michigan's lineup since
Thanksgiving. A slightly chunkier
Billy Davids unseated Rick Neff
for the nod at 134. Jeff Guyton,
a freshman from Lambertville,I
Ohio, replaces Davids at 126.
167-pounder Roger Ritzman will
sit out the Pitt meet with a badly
bruised chest cavity. Bay doesn't
have another "authentic" backup
man in this diviiton. He plans to
weigh-in both Mitch Mendrygal and
John King at 158 and sit tight,
inserting one at 158 and the other
at 167 at the proper moment.
Pittsburgh has a wrestler named
1. =ri

John Chatman, an "outstanding
talent" who was runnerup in the
1971-72 Eastern Championships.
He'll definitely wrestle today, but
Panthe'r Coach Dave Adams won't
say where.

contests at the 177 and 190 brac-
kets. At 177, John Ryan grapples
Pitt's Tom Caramanna. Ryan
pinned the Panther last year, but

"There is some strategy involved was five points down a
in wrestling," explained Bay. "lDe- Dave Curby faces C
pending on how the first five in the confrontation of
matches go, and where Pitt puts ers. Tritch wrestled

t the time.
raig Tritch
190 pound-
Michigan's

Chatman, will determine wherej
Mendrygal wrestles."
If Chatman goes at 1SO, he
draws Big Ten champ Jerry Hub-
bard. If he wrestles 158, it will
be Mendrygal if Michigan has to
win, and King if the Blue can
afford a loss. There is one added
factor: Chatman beat Mendrygal
ttwo years ago.
One of the matches expected to
clarify Michigan's 158-167 picture
is the Brown-Bryant battle at 118.
That's Jim Brown, defending, Big
Ten runnerup, and George Bryant,
defending NCAA runnerup. They

Therlon Harris in last year's meet
and pinned the Big Ten's third-
place finisher. Tritch could be
tough.
For Michigan, Bill Schuck goes
at 142 pounds, while the heavy-
weight wrestler is Gary Ernst.
Coach. Bay calls Pittsburgh ".
the weakest of our first three op-
ponents. If we lose to them, we're
really in a hole."
The Michigan-Pittsburgh match
should start around four o'clock.
Stick around after the basketball
game, or drop in when it's over.
There's no charge.

Both teams will have to tighten
Finally .. .
up their defensive play if either
SCORING 15:13; 9. M-Kardos (Trudeau) 16:54.hexpects to make a run t a WCHA
12 3 F PENALTIES: 3. Mn-Morrow (rough-excttomkaru taWH
MICHIGAN 2 3i2 7 Iing) 7:01; 4. M-Falconer (roughing) playoff berth.
Minnesota 2 2 2 6 7:01; 5. M-Kardos (holding) 17:13; 6. -- ----
FIRST PRIOD iM-Lindskog (roughing) 19:17.!
FIRST PERIOD THIRD PERIOD
SCORING: 1. Mn-Cossalter (Polich, SCORING: 10. M-werner (Connelly)
Blais) 1:11; 2. Mn-Matschke (R. Harris, 4:46; 11. Mn-Cossalter (Biais, O'Brien)
Gambucci) 2:02; 3. M-Kardos (Neal, 7:09'; 12. Mn-Polich (Blis, Auge) 10:00;~ lll
Falconer) 8:58; 4. M-werner (Mallette, 13. M-Connelly (Mallette) 16:47. E
Connely) 9:14. PENALTIES: 7. M-Fox (roughing) -
PENALTIES: 1. Mn-Cossalter (inter- 5:43; 8. Mn-Polich (roughing) 6:31; 9.1Fol Ietts
ference) 6:41; 2. Mn-Spannbauer M-Cullen (roughing) 6:31; 10. M-Fox
(tripping) 14:47. (interference) 8:28; 11. M-Sarazin
SECOND PERIOD (elbowing) 18:32.
SCORING: 5. M-Werner (Fox, Con- SAVES(ftbStdent:3.psiE
nel)5:39; 6. Mn-Polich (Spann-. 1 ? 4 F fo tdn rupies
bauer, Blais) 11:11; 7. Mn-Polich (Cos- MICHIGAN (Moore) 9 20 13 42
salter) 14:10; 8. M-Moretto (Paris) Minnesota (Hastings) 14 13 7 341

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