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However, Michigan is not the-only said.
ill school with the wing-type helmet. The unique des
Presently two other colleges, Adrian of ex-Michigan f
he and the University of Delaware sport Crisler.
li- the same kind of headgear. Coming to Ann
re Adrian, located 35 miles southeast ton, Crisler wan
ig of Ann Arbor wore a gold helmet with Wolverines' plai
ne a black "A" until two years ago. "dress it up a littl
Athletic Director and Head Foot- But it was DaN
a ball Coach Tom Heckert decided to gan, graduate;
he make the change because, "I always Director at Dela
liked the Michigan helmet. style with him on
he "The public reaction was good and around the countr
on our team thinks the helmets are Nelson starte
es sharp. We wanted something differ- Hillsdale College
ent, and it's nice to be identified with gan in 1946-47, th
ai- Michigan football," he said. one year at Harv
of The change has satisfied Heckert football coach a
ne inasmuch as he shows the helmet to before finding hi
ke recruits. "The (recruits) are im- the following yea.
o. pressed, by them, and I like to keep Everywhere1
y one here in my office," he added. Michigan influez
According to Heckert, the wing- quently the wing
he type headgear is fairly common in characteristic n
ee high schools across the country. teams.
c- "You'd be surprised how many But it was a
places wear that kind of helmet," he Nelson's teams e

It's a hell ofa helmet!

ign was a brainchild
ootball coach Fritz
Arbor from Prince-
nted to change the
in black helmet and
ve Nelson, a Michi-
and now Athletic
ware, who took the
his travels as coach
d his sojourn at
in southern Michi-
en was an assistant
vard, followed up as
t Maine in 1949-50
s niche at Delaware
Nelson' went, his
nce followed, subse-
-type helmet was a
mark of Nelson's
t Delaware where
excelled, winning 11

of 20 Eastern Championships in
Division II.
Coincidentally, Delaware has the
same colors as Michigan leading to
an unfounded saying that the Blue
Hens were the "Michigan of the
Some people might even remem-
ber that it was Delaware.who faced
Central Michigan three years ago in
the Camellia Bowl for the Division II
It mush have surprised more than
the average person who saw, that
game to see the Chippewas soundly
thrashing a team that LOOKED like
As popular as the helmet is around
here, it was a sore spot to the athletic
administration at the University of
Despite that, Nelson left the Black
Bears in 1950, Maine kept its helmets
the same. It was only two years ago
that Maine's new football coach,
Jack Bicknell, switched from the
wing-type to a solid color with an

"M"' on the side, as a symbol of his
new program.
The helmet has undergone very
few changes since its inception 39
years ago.
At first, they were leather, hand-
sown, but with the familiar flying
wings and stripes. Although the
wings and stripes were yellow, the
base was a tan or brown.
It was around 1947 that a couple olf
players wore plastic helmets, al-
though the rest of the team stayed
with the leather.
Later it became too expensive to
continue to use leather, and the
plastic headgear offered better pro-
The design remained constant but
included the addition of numbers on
the side.
The final change took place in 1969
when the numbers were dropped.
The crowning touch was the use of
little football-shaped stickers with
Wolverines on them.

Wolverines drop to third in polls

NEW YORK (UPI) - Southern
Cal, a 51-0 winner Saturday, has re-
placed Michigan as the No. 1 team in
the UPI's college football ratings.
After the third week of the season,
Southern Cal polled 335 points to
edge Oklahoma for the top spot by
seven points in the first major
reshuffling of the top .teams. The
Sooners, who picked up 328 points,
moved up from the fourth spot by
upsetting last week's No. 3 team
Ohio State, 29-28.
Penn State's impressive 27-9
triumph over Atlantic Coast Confer-
ence champion Maryland helped the
Nittany Lions move up one place to
the No. 4 spot. Texas A&M, after
downing last week's No. 6 team
Texas Tech, 33-17, jumped from No.
7 to No. 5 and received the other fir-
st-place vote.

UPI Top Twenty

The AP Top Twen

1. Southern Cal (14) ......
2. Oklahoma (14) .........
3. MICHIGAN (9) ........
4. Penn St................
5. Texas A&M (1).......
6. Colorado..............
7. Ohio St ...............
8. Texas .................
9. Florida .............
10. Nebraska .............;
11. Arkansas .............
12. Alabama ..............
13. Pittsburgh ............
14. Brigham Young .......
15. Notre Dame ............
,16. California ..............
17. Houston ...............
18. Arizona St.............
19. Texas Tech ............,
20. Wisconsin .......... .

3-0 335
3-0 328
3-0 320
3-0 247
3-0 231
3-0 135
2-1 114
2-0 106
2-0 . 90
2-1 50
3-0 . 31
2-1 30
2-1 13
2-0 12
2-1 10
3-0 6
2-1 5
2-0 4
2-1 3
3-0 2

1. Oklahoma (23)......
2. Southern Cal. (24) ...
3. MICHIGAN (8) ....
4. Penn St. (7) . ....... .
5. Texas A&M........
6. Ohio St...............
7. Colorado ..........
8. Texas (1).........
9. Florida ............
10. Alabama..........
11. Nebraska............
12. Arkansas ............
13. Texas Tech ..........
14. Notre Dame........
15. Brigham Young .....
16. Pitt .................
17. California........
18. Mississippi St.....
19. Houston...........
20. Arizona St...........


By The Associated Press
Michigan Coach Bo Schembech-
ZtY ler, who asked newsmen a week ago
Points not to vote his team No. 1 in The As-
1,164 sociated Press college football poll,
1,116 got his wish today.
981 The Wolverines dropped to third
860 place in this week's AP poll behind
798 Oklahoma and Southern California.
601 Oklahoma, the preseason leader,
581 surrendered the top spot to Michigan
430 for the first two weeks of the season
1395 but climbed from third place back to
320 No. 1 by nipping Ohio State, last
286 week's No. 4 team, 29-28.
224 Southern Cal, a 51-0 winner over
201 Texas Christian, actually received
189 . one more first-place ballot than
106 Oklahoma but the Trojans only
84 totaled 1,116 points while remaining
46 No.2.
31 Then came Michigan with .eight
27 first-place votes and 981 points,
16 compared to last week's 42 and 1,094.


U-M Stylists
at the
Open 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.

Blue clubbers crush Bulldogs;
Kohut paces attack with 5 goals

The women's field hockey team
opened its 1977 season with a 13-0 vie-
tory over Adrian College. Forward
Dawn Kohut proved to be the key in the
clubbers offense by scoring five goals,
thus continuing her tradition of leading
scorer which she began during the 1976'
Other key players in Tuesday's game
were freshperson Jean McCarthy with
three and junior Lynn Darin with two
goals. Each scored their goals in the
first half. Mary Callum had one goal
and two assists.
The Michigan defense has little trou-
ble preventing penetration of its
territory as there was not one shot on
goal made by the Adrian offense.
"WE ARE AS STRONG as we were
last year," commented Phyllis Ocker,
head coach of the tean. "We have tried
some different combinations by switch-
ing some of the player's positions.
These changes seem to have worked
Something must have worked as
Michigan, leading at the half 8-0 substi-
tuted junior varsity players freely for
the varsity throughout the entire sec-
ond half.
The team has been preparing for this
opener and its coming season since late
August. The training begun with a trip
to Pennsylvania for a weeklong field
hockey camp. The team also spent this

past weekend at a camp outside Jack-
son playing scrimmages against other
teams and polishing up those newly-
made revisions.
Bloomington for a three-game bout
with Indiana this weekend. "Indiana is
tough. They will be a very tough team
to play," Ocker said.
This year's schedule includes several
home games, the next one slated for Oc-,
tober 6 against Eastern Michigan.
All home games are played at Ferry
Field and include both the varsity and

junior varsity squad competition. The
team will also be participating in the
State Tournament which will be held at
Centrl Michigan on Nov. 4 and 5th.
In a correction to Tuesday's Daily,
Herb Brown and Will Robinson of the
Detroit Pistons will not be able to speak
in the IM building this Thursday. All
other events will be held as scheduled.

In the beginning there was nothing and Pizza Bob was lonely. So he said, 'Let
there be pizza.' And there was pizza. And night fell on the first day.
But Bob saw that pizza was lonely and he said, "Let there be two items." And
there was. Bob saw that it was good and night fell on the second day.
"Don.'t give anything away to those left-winged, liberal type, freeloading
bums. Make them work for it."
-Pizza Bob's accountant
Now at this stage of the show all that existed was pizza-from Poughkeepsie to
Palo Alto, from Pawtucket to Pensacola. So Bob said, "Let there be small pizza."
And there was night on the third day.
But Bob was bothered by income tax, so he decided to create a shelter by
giving away a pizza a week. But his accountant said, "Don't give away anything to
those left-winged, liberal type, freeloading bums. Make them work for it."
So Bob created Griddes. And then he created deadline (as in 12 midnight on
Friday). Not satisfied he created The Daily, and football and last but not least
So now people pick Griddes and Griddes gain two-item pizza and there was
tranquility in the Garden of Bob.

1. Texas A&M at MICHIGAN
(pick score)
2. Syracuse at Illinois

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Indiana at Nebraska
Iowa at UCLA
Michigan State at Notre Dame
Washington at Minnesota
Northwestern at Wisconsin
Ohio State at Southern Methodist
Wake Forest at Purdue
Navy at Duke
Georgia at Aiama.

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