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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, March 22, 1978--Page 9

Rec department, city
plan active summer

Contrary to popular belief, the
University and the city of Ann Arbor
are not in suspended animation from
May through August.
A substantial proportion of the
citizenry, even students, remain in the
city, and those who do will be able to
choose from among a variety of
recreational opportunities.
THE UNIVERSITY recreational
sports staff has promised that athletic
facilities will be readily available
through spring and summer terms.
That alone may be sufficient to lure
competitors who are weary of waiting
endlessly in line in order to participate.
The CCRB, NCRB, and IMSB will
remain open along with the athletic
fields and tennis courts. The courts and
fields will be open to the world except
when pre-empted by an intramural
sports club event.
An additional restriction has been
placed on indoor facility use, however,
and it will wind up costing users
money. Students not enrolled in spring
or summer term classes will have to
pay ten dollars for a season pass to

recreation buildings. The pass is
available to all continuing students not
enrolled for spring/summer term.
"THE CHANGE was made so the 10
per cent who use the facilities without
paying for it from that term's tuition
will share the cost with the 90 per cent
who do," explained Dean Brynildsen,
Recreational Sports Publicity director.
No extra charges have been placed on
intramural or club sports, however,
and a lengthy schedule of sports will be
available again this year. They are
open to any student and have no
spring/summer term enrollment
requirement. Twelve intramural sports
and ten sports clubs will be offered.
For those who lack the courage and
ability for the often high level of com-
petition in university sports, the Ann
Arbor Recreation Department will of-
fer a number of summer activities
featuring instruction in tennis, swim-
ming, karate, fencing and scuba.
The city rec department has also in-
cluded soccer, baseball, and softball
leagues, as well as a tennis tournament.
Details on these events will not be made
available until the middle of May with
registration following shortly thereaf-
ter, as Ann Arbor makes its way into a
sporting summer.

Torrid Tigers
Is it too early for pennant fever?
Unfortunately for the Tigers, yes.
But the way they have been
playing down in Florida these days,
the World Series seems a lot closer
than it did last year. Yesterday the
Detroiters won their fifth straight
game, and the ninth of the last ten,
stopping the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-
5, in Clearwater.
Newcomer Jim Slaton baffled the
Philly bats for six innings, allowing
only one hit - a leadoff single by
Bake McBride.
Ron LeFlore's two-run homer in
the fourth off starter Steve Carlton
staked the Tigers to an early 4-(
lead. But the Phils staged a three-
run ninth-inning rally off reliever
Roric Harrison to nearly tie the
Rightfielder Tim Corcoran paced
the Tigers, now 10-3, with four hits,
while second baseman Steve Dillard
collected three.

Royal revenge By The Associated Press
The Kansas City Royals finally turned the ninth-inning tables on the
New York Yankes... in a game that didn't count
After losing out to the Yankees in the last two American League playof-
fs, both times in the final inning of the final game, the Royals got a
small-very small-portion of revenge yesterday when Darrell Porter's
two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave them an 11-10 exhibition vic-
tory over the world champions.
Porter connencted of rookie Steve Taylor after the Yankees clipped Al
Hrabosky for three runs in the top of the inning.
Ron Guidry, the Yankees' top pitcher a year ago, made his spring outing
and was tagged for five runs and the same number of hits in two innings, in-
cluding a three-run homer by Hal McRae. Cliff Johnson homored twice for
New York. * * * *
Collegiate All-Stars selected
WICHITA-Marquette guard Butch Lee, college basketball's Player of
the Year, has topped the balloting for a college basketball all-star game, to
be held at Las Vegas, Nev., April 1, it was announced yesterday.
Lee finished with 579,574 votes for the game, a charity event sanctioned
by the NCAA and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
About 3.5 million ballots were cast nationwide, with the top eight vote-
getters in the East and West gaining automatic invitations to the game at the
Las Vegas Convention Center.
Mychal Thompson of linnesota led the balloting in the West with 509,680
Joining Lee on the East squad were Harry Morgan of Indiana State;
Roger Phegley of Bradley, Phil Ford of North Carolina, Jerome Whitehead
of Marquette, Wayne Radford of Indiana, Rod Griffin of Wake Forest and
Jeff Covington of Youngstown State.
Others on the West squad were Mike Santos of Utah State, Maurice
'Cheeks of West Texas State, Jeff Judkins of Utah, Raymond Townsend of
UCLA, Ron Brewer of Arkansas, Mike Evans of Kansas State, and Bob
Kirkley of Eastern New Mexico.
Bullets bully Celtics
LANDOVER, Md.-Elvin Hayes and Charles Johnson, who combined
for 56 points, blunted a Boston rally in' the third quarter and led the
Washington Bullets to a 119-107 victory over the Celtics last night.
The triumph ended a three-game losing streak for the Bullets and snap-
ped Boston's three-game winning streak.
Boston rallied from a 63-46 second-quarter deficit and pulled to within 81-
79 as veteran John Havlicek paced the comeback with 10 third-quarter poin-
But Johnson scored 8 points and Hayes 5 in the final 3% minutes of the
period, enabling the Bullets to take a 85-84 lead into the final period. Johnson
scored 13 of his 22 points in the third quarter and Hayes 10 of his 34.
Havlicek, in his final career appearance at the Capital Centre, hit only 4
of 10 shots in the first half, but finished with 23 points. Teammate Dave
Cowens scored 19.
* * * *
Sayers under consideration
COLUMBIA, Mo.-Former University of Kansas football great Gale
Sayers has applied for the athletic director's post at the University of
Missouri, he said yesterday.
"I sent my application in, but I'm probably one of more than 100 people
being considered for the job," Sayers told the Fulton, Mo., Daily Sun-
Gazette. "Hopefully I'll get interviewed soon."
The Sun-Gazette and the Maneater, a student paper at the university,
published stories yesterday saying Sayers applied for the job.
Sayers could not be reached for comment.
Frederick Spiegel, a political science professor who heads the search
committee considering applicants, said four candidates had been selected
from the 30 to 35 applicants for interviews.
He said Sayers was not among the four selected for interviews so far, but
others would be given interviews before the selection was made in late or

Lanier-less Pistons bow to Kings

By UPI and AP
DETROIT - Two baskets and two
free throws by guard Otis Birdsong in
the final 80 seconds last night enabled
the Kansas City Kings to hold off the in-
jury-riddled Detroit Pistons 116-111 in a
National Basketball Association game.
The Pistons, playing without their
star center Bob Lanier who learned
earlier in the day he must undergo knee
surgery Friday, had rallied from
deficits of 20 points midway in the third
period and 13 points with 7:22 to go in
the fourth to pull within one point, 102-
101, with :44 left in the game.
But then in the remaining time, Bir-
dsong hit two baskets and four' free
throws and Allen connected on a pair of
baskets to ward off the Pistons, who
five times during the fading moments
managed to pull within one point of a
Birdsong's final basket came with six
seconds left, just beating the 24-second
clock, to put the Kings in front 114-111
and make two free throws by teammate
Bill Robinzine as time ran out
Leon Douglas scored nine of his 24
points during the Piston's third period
comeback while John Shumate had 12
in the fourth period when the Pistons
made their futile comeback.
Shumate had 24 for the Pistons.
So long, Bob
DETROIT-Mainstay center Bob
Lanier of the Pistons is scheduled for
knee surgery Friday, the NBA club an-
nounced yesterday, effectively ending
his season and diminishing Detroit's
already puny playoff chances.
Lanier, 29,is slated for an operation
by Dr. Gerald O'Connor at St. Joseph

Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, fdr
removal of a loose bone fragment
floating in the left knee joint. The
fragment has been causing the 6-foot-
11, 250-pound center pain for the past
week or so.

Detroit trails Milwaukee by 31,2
games for the final playoff spot and will
be without Lanier's 24.5 points and 11.3
rebounds-both figures topping the
Pistons-as it tries to overhaul the

Detroit had 11 games left after
hosting Kansas City last night. The club
is hopeful of making the playoffs for the
fifth straight season.
"It is hopeful that this minor surgical
procedure will be followed by a short
period of rehabilitation and a suc-
cessful return to normal basketball ac-
tivity," said Detroit's team physician,
Benjamin Paolucci. He added Lanier is
uncertain when and how the injury
"We're all very sorry for Bob," in-
terim coach and General Manager Bob
Kauffman of the Pistons said, "because:
of the tremendous adversity he has had
to bear with regards to this injury and
to the previous injuries he has
sustained in his career.
"We can't overcome his loss on the
court," Kauffman said, "but we can
rededicate our efforts for a playoff spot
by pulling together as a team."
Lanier 's scoring average was the
third best of his career, for which he is
37th on the all-time point list, and tied
him for eighth in scoring in the league
this season. He was also fifth in field 1
goal percentage.
Lanier missed six games earlies this
season because of a swollen right knee
and one game because of a pinched,
nerve in his neck. Leon Douglas is ex-
pected to replace him in the starting
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Experienced players
16 yrs. or older welcome
Forsythe Intermediate School
1665 Newport Road, Ann Arbor
Thursday, March 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
Monday, March 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Phone 662-4945, 995-4053

AP Photo
DETROIT'S John Shumate (left) and Leon Douglas (right) appear mesmerized
as the hands of Kansas City's Bill Robinzine steal away a loose ball during NBA
action at Cobo last night.

Texas tops
NEW YORK (AP) - The high-
powered trio of Jim Krivacs, Ron Bax-
ter and John Moore led Texas into a
gigantic early lead and the fast-
breaking Longhorns went on to rout
North Carolina State 101-93 last night to
win the National Invitation Tour-
THE 17TH-RANKED Longhorns
from the Southwest Conference made
sure of their first NIT championship
with a first-half blitz. Behind their three
high scorers, the Longhorns mounted to
a 17-point lead shortly before the end of
the first half.;
Krivaes, taking advantage of
numerous North Carolina State tur-
novers, broke away for several easy
baskets and scored 17 of his 33 points as
Texas raced into a 54-39 lead at inter-
mission. 4
Baxter had 14 of his 26 points and

olf pack
Moore scored 15 of his 22 to key the fir-
st-half surge.
THE WOLFPACK, from the Atlantic
Coast Conference, continued to make
mistakes at the start of the second half
and the Longhorns' Big Three con-
tinued to capitalize. They led the
Southwest Conference co-champions in-
to a 24-point advantage at 69-45 with
14:34 left in the game.
The victory for Texas, 26-5, marked
the first NIT championship for a
Southwest Conference team.
Hawkeye Whitney led North Carolina
State, 21-10, with 22 points while Kendal
Pinder had 21. Tony Warren added 12 to

all campus
at the IM building

the Wolfpack's atta
solation game
Georgetown 85-72
scored 27 points.

the third-place con-
earlier, beating
as James Bailey





NIT Finals
Texas 101, North Carolina State 93
Rutgers 85, Georgetown 72
Kansas City 116, Detroit I ll
Washington 119, Boston 107
Detroit 6, Philadelphia 5
Chicago White Sox 5, Toronto 4

Kansas City 11, New York Yankees 10
Montreal 10, Minnesota 6
Baltimore 11, Texas 7
Houston 5, Cincinnati
Los Angeles 6, Atlanta
California 5, Cal Poly-Pomona 1
Chicago Cubs 6, Cleveland 5
Seattle 5. Milwaukee 4
San Diego S, San Francisco 8
Boston 5. Pittsburgh 4

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