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SPOR TS OF THE DAIL Y:

Big Ten schedule buried, almost

Only one of the five scheduled Big
Ten games was played Thursday night,
and Illinois won its second road victory
in four traveling dates, 70-61 at Iowa.
The victory moved the Illini into fifth
place with a 4-3 Big Ten record, and left
Iowa in eighth place with 2-5.
The illini will climb into a fourth
place tie, or perhaps higher, depending
on the outcome of the Indiana at
Michigan and Minnesota at Purdue
games.
"Iowa just whipped us all over the
floor in theirst half," Illini Coach Lou
Henson said. "But our players just kept
hanging in and we ended up pulling it
out."
"They took the game to us in the
second half," Hawkeye Coach Lute
Olson said. "We were shooting
reasonably well and then they forced us,
into some poor shots."
The other three contests canceled
Thursday will be played today, Min-
nesota at Purdue in a scrap to see which
team remains in second place, North-
western at Wisconsin and league
leading Michigan State at Ohio State.
Because of the forced shift 'of the
Thursday games to yesterday or today,
all today's games were rescheduled for
Monday, Purdue at Michigan, Wiscon-
sin at Iowa, Michigan State at Indiana,
Minnesota at Northwestern and Ohio
State at Illinois.
The 'schedule change also com-
plicated the Big Ten's Saturday TV
program. The Ohio State at Illinois
game originally was scheduled for the
tube, but with cancellation of the con-
test, the conference was hoping to
display the Minnesota at Purdue game.
If the necessary technical equipment,
based in Milwaukee, can't reach Pur-
due, a Big Ten spokesman said, the
Northwestern at Wisconsin game will
be televised.

Idaho no-no
Moscow, Idaho-The NCAA has slap-
ped the University of Idaho witha one-
year probation for basketball recruitin
g violations.
University officials had no im-
mediate comment, but were expected
to release a statement later today.
IDAHO, UNDER provisions of the
probation, may, not appear on any
NCAA controlled television games or be
eligible for post-season competition un-
til Jan. 17, 1979.
The university was ordered to
publicly reprimand basketball coach"
Jim Jarvis and an assistant for the
violations, which ranged from giving
money and loaning cars to prospective
athletes ;to erroneously signing
statements that the university was in
compliance with the NCAA regulations.
THE NCAA ALSO said the assistant
coach, identified by University
President Richard Gibb as Wes Sodorff,
will receive no salary increases during
the probation.
"The committee believes that the
penalty imposed in this case is
meaningful and appropriate in that it
relates to the responsibility of the in-
stitution for violations occurring in its
athletic program," said Arthur R.
Reynolds, chairman of the Infractions
Committee.
* * *
Bobick fights cop
JOHANNESBURG, South
Africa-U.S.heavyweight Duane
Bobick meets South African Policeman
Kallie Knoetze in a scheduled 10-round
fight tonight.
Bobick, a native of Bowlus, Minn.,
now fighting out of Philadelphia, is the
favorite. He is ranked the No. 5

heavyweight in the world and has won
all of his 41 professional fights-except
one-an embarrassing knockout by Ken
Norton in less than a minute.
Bobick is taller, has a longer reach,
more experience and a slight weight
advantage. Bobick is expected to weigh
between 212 and 217 pounds and Knoet-
ze 210.
But Knoetze, a mustachioed
policeman from Pretoria who holds the
"white heavyweight champion" title in
South Africa, will have 40,000 partisan
fans rooting him on at Rand Stadium.
And he has a lot less to lose.
For Bobick, a solid victory is essen-
tial for him to stay in the running for a
shot at Muhammad Ali's title after the
Norton fight. He says "it's just a matter
of what round I knock him out
tomorrow night."
Knoetze, in contrast, could suffer a_
defeat and still have his standing
enhanced if he puts on a good show. He
is regarded as a slow starter who comes
alive in later rounds and can dismantle
an opponent with a devastating right .
hook.
* * *
Ted tutors
BOSTON-The New York Yankees
are hoping to woo "the Splendid Splin-
ter" Ted Williams, into a job as part-
time batting coach, owner George
Steinbrenner said Thursday.

STEINBRENNER said Yankees'
Vice President Al Rosen had talked to
the former Red Sox slugging star about
helping young New York hitters.
"He (Williams) said he would enjoy
working with our kids. I think that's
super," said Steinbrenner.
From Wire service Reports
'M'M'b-ball
today
the rest...
Snow ... Well thanks to the person
who cut the hole in the snow bag most of
the Michigan sports for this weekend
have been canceled. Here is a list of
postponements and cancellations:
Men's basketball-Indiana at
Michigan, tentatively rescheduled for
today at 2:05 at Crisler. The Purdue at
Michigan game is tentatively
rescheduled for Monday night at 8:05
p.m.
Hockey-The series at Denver has
been moved to today and Sunday.
Men's track-The Michigan Relays
will be held today at the Track and
Tennis Building at 6:30 p.m.
All other weekend Michigan sports
have been cancelled.

Pro Standings
1

NHL
Wales Conference
Norris Division
W L
Montreal........... 33 7
Los Angeles.........20 17
Detroit...........17 20
Pittsburgh ........15 21
Washington........9 27
Adams Division
Boston ............. 29 11
'Buffalo ........... 25 10
Toronto ............ 25 15
Cleveland...........16 29
Campbell Conference
Patrick Division
NY Islanders........28 10
Philadelphia ....... 28 10
Atlanta..........18 18,
NY Rangers.........16 22
Smythe Division
Chicago..........18 17
Vancouver .........12 22
Colorado .......... 10 24
St. Louis.......... 11 30
Minnesota .......... 10 30

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6
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4
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Pts.
72
49
40
40
29
64
61
57
36
64
64
47
41
48
36
31
28
25

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia ....... 31 13 .705 -
New York .......... 25 21 .543 7
Buffalo ............. 16 26 .381 14
Bostn ..............14 29 .326 16%/
New Jersey ......... 9 37 .196 23
Central Division
San Antonio.........28 18 .609 -
Washington....... 25 20 .556 21/
Cleveland...........22 21 .512 4%
New Orleans ........22 24 .478 6
Atlanta ...........21 26 .447 71/2
Houston ............ 16 29 .356 11%
WESTERN CONFERENCE

Midwest Division
Denver ............. 29 16 .644
Chicago ............ 26 21 .553
Milwaukee..........26 22 .542
Detroit ............. 20 25 .444
Indiana ............ 19 26 .422
Kansas City ........ 16 31 .340
Pacific Division
Portland ........... 37 8 .822
Phoenix ............ 30 15 .667
Seattle ............. 25 22 .532
Los Angeles.........21 24 .467
Golden State.........21 25 .457
Thursday's Results
New York 112, Kansas City 105
Indiana at Cleveland ppd. snow
Washington 135, Chicago 107
Portland 112, New Jersey 77

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16
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THE SPORTING VIEWS
Dreams and Delusions.. .
.Sports World Wishes
Since the Daily is not published during the winter holidays, Daily Sports
now issues its New Year's Resolutions for the Sports World. . . one month
late.
We.Wish ...
* That there could be cheerleaders on skates for the Michigan hockey
team at Yost.
" that the Detroit Red Wings could contine their comeback and enter the
Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in eight years.
" that Muhammad Ali has the good sense to quit a champion.
" that Northwestern could develop a winning athletic program thereby
establishing a reason for that institution to belong in the Big Ten.
" that Daily cokes would return to five cents a bottle, one of the great
traditions of the Michigan Daily.
" that Frank Gifford could work for all three networks.
" that Howard Cosell wouldn't.
" that the Pontiac Silverdome be awarded the Super Bowl game for 1981;
insuring that the Detroit area fans could see a championship performance
from someone.
" a return to 1968 for the Detroit Tigers.
" that athletes performing for the University could realize that the Daily
and all other journalistic endeavors were not created as their own public
relations service.
. that the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox would change their
uniforms.
" that Paul Heuerman would check Earvin Johnson to only five points,
while himself scoring 57, grabbing 26 rebounds, dishing off 14 assists, six
steals and selling more popcorn at Jenison than any vendor.
" that Bob Lanier would be healthy enough to play hard all the time.
" Matt Cavanaugh would be the new Lion quarterback via the draft ..'.
with Russ Thomas drafting pneumonia.
".for aesthetic purposes. . . that Houston of the WHA would drop the A
from its nickname.
* a return to radio coverage for Michigan baseball over some Ann arbor
station with the good sense.
" all possible success for Ken 'Red' Simmons as coach of the newly-
created women's track team. a man with prorities as well established as his
deserves a winner.
" Ernie Harwell broadcasts forever.
" that it had not snowed and that this story had not been needed.
Wishes brought to you by Bob Miller, Errol 'Shifman, Cub Schwartz, Elisa Frye
and Jamie Turner.
Want The Inside Scoop?
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Thursday's Results
Boston 4, Colorado 3
New York Islanders 4, Toronto 2
Minnesota 2, Buffalo 1
Montreal 5, Atlanta 2
Chicago 5, Cleveland 0
Philadelphia 6, Vancouver 2
Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 1
Pittsburgh at DETROIT, snow

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big ten standings

Michigan St............
MICHIGAN.........
Purdue......... ..
Minnesota.....,...... .
Illinois ................
Ohio St............
Indiana ...............
Iowa ..................
Wisconsin .............
Northwestern ........

W L Pct.
6 0 1,000
4 2 .667
4 2 .667
4 2 .667
4 3 .571
3 3 .500
2 4 .333
2 5 .286
1 5 .167
1 5 .167

For its home game against Kansas
State in 1977, Wichita State's athletic
department handed out 15,000 kazoos
to fans. But Kansas State won the
game, 21-14.
Hey Baby. . .
going my way?

SCORES
College Basketball
Thursday's Results
S. Illinois 77, W. Texas 70
New Mexico 95, Brigham Young 82
Arkansas 72, SMU 65
Wichita St. 74, Indiana Sti 70, OT
Wake Forest 71. N. Carolina 62
Rutgers 73, Duquesne 61
Florida St. 88, St. Louis 75
Louisville 105, Tulane 82
Illinois 70, Iowa 61
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