The Michigan Daily-Friday, October 14, 1977-Page 9
WOL VERINES CONFIDENT
Wisconsin in Rose
Blue harriers meet MSU
By ERNIE DUNBAR
If anybody has a few bucks to place on a sure bet,
then check out the cross country action this after-
noon on the Michigan Golf course.
'You see, Michigan State hits town at 4:15 to face
Michigan in the Wolverines' only dual meet of the
season, in what should be a laughter.
The Spartans have an inexperienced team, with
only senior Jeff Pullen returning from last year's
squad which tied for fourth in the Big Ten cham-
Pullen, who finished seventh in the Big Ten, has
been the Spartan number one man in each of
Michigan State's first three races, which have
produced a 1-2 record. Only a victory against Kent
State offsets the losses to Notre Dame and North-
THE WOLVERINES on the other hand will field a
squad including eight of the ten lettermen which
helped win the Big Ten championship for Michigan
for the third straight season.
Senior Bill Donakowski and junior Mike McGuire
will pace Michigan's attack over the 10,000 meter
(six miles, 376 yards) course.
They'll be supported by seniors Bob Scheper and
Mark Foster, juniors Doug Sweazey, Steve Elliott
and Jay Anstaett, sophomores Jack Sinclair and
Dave Lewis and freshmen Bill Widenbach, Gary
Carter and Gary Parenteau.
State will counter with Pullen, freshman Tim
Kerr and junior Steve °Carlson. Beyond these top
three, Michigan State coach Jim Gibbard says
"we'll have to scramble for people."
McGUIRE'S tendonitis in his right leg which he
aggravated in last week's Notre Dame Invitational
should not pose any problems in today's race.
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"We've been busting our asses in training this
week. It's been the best week of training we've had
so far this year."
WHEN ASKED if Michigan State posed any
threat to the Wolverines, Warhurst responded
Even though Warhurst may be overconfident,
several of the Wolverine harriers are looking at the
Spartan dual meet as the most important meet so
far this season.
"The number five, six, and seven men on the
team are taking this meet very seriously," said
Warhurst, "because they're running to keep their
The key individual matchup will pit State's Pullen
against either McGuire or Donakowski.
"JEFF (PULLEN) has just as good a chance to
win the race as either Mike (McGuire) or Billy
(Donakowski)," said Warhurst. "In fact he might
be a little sharper than our runners since hes com-
peted in more races.
"The only way he has a chance of winning though
is to go out and tear up the pace," Warhurst com-
mented. "If he just stays in a pack we'll probably
break him at three miles."
State enters the race with a 6-10 record against
the Wolverines and with the talent they'll bring to
Ann Arbor, it doesn't look like the Spartans will im-
prove any on that mark.
By DON MacLACHLAN
Wisconsin already holds an advantage over Michigan and coach Bo
Schembechler wants to make sure the Badgers don't build on it tomorrow.
The fifteenth ranked Badgers lead the Big Ten with a 3-0 conference
mark while the Wolverines are tied for second at 2-0. Wisconsin plays nine
conference games along with Northwestern while the rest of the Big Ten only
"That sure is an advantage for them," Schembechler said. "They can
tie in the number of losses with the first place team and win the champion-
The Badgers own a perfect 5-0 season slate heading into the battle
tomorrow. Wisconsin's defense, the best in the conference, is coming off an
impressive 26-0 whitewash of Illinois last Saturday.
"Their offense has always been good and now their defense is good too,",
Schembechler said. "This will be the quickest defense we've met so far."
The Michigan mentor is familiar with Badger signal caller Anthony
Dudley. The junior, who prepped at Detroit Northern High School, was
recruited by Michigan-the same year it landed Rick Leach.
"He's a good quarterback," Schembechler said. "He runs the option and.
throws well too. He has good quickness and running ability."
"Wisconsin has a lot of good backs on offense and they are versatile,"
Schembechler added. "Ira Matthews is an electrifying player. Davi-
Charles, the wide receiver, is a dangerous guy."
Schembechler wasn't particularly pleased with the play of his specialty..
teams in the 24-14 thumping of Michigan State. With a guy like Matthews on,
the field, the specialty teams will have to be sharper tomorrow. t
"I worry about Matthews as a punt and kick returner," Schembechler.j
said. "We have to be jacked up and do a job on him."
The top-ranked Wolverines will be without the services of tight end Mark }#
Schmerge tomorrow. The junior from Cincinnati is sidelined with a foot in;-
jury. Senior Derek Howard will return to his cornerback spot after missing::
the State game with an ankle injury.
If you think Michigan coach Ron Warhurst is a bit
cocky -going into today's race, then you're 100 per
"I think we can put 11 or 12 men in front of
Michigan State's second man based on just the
times I've seen so far," said Warhurst.
ANNUAL MILE OPENS CAMP
©1977 Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wis.
Cagers start practice
By DAVE RENHARGER
For track purists, the so-called
'Michigan Mile' was nothing special,
and maybe somewhat amusing.
But, for basketball buffs, with one eye
on the calendar anticipating the
Wolverine's opening tip-off in six
weeks, yesterday's exercise on the
track signified a beginning.
Just prior to the official start of bas-
ketball practice every year, coach
Johnny Orr and his cagers convene on
the track for the running of the mile -
the traditional opening of the long sea-
son. Usually the cagers make the dis-
tance, and assistant coach Bill Frieder
puts a watch on them just to keep things
honest, but, really, it's no big deal.'
"We haye a little trophy that we give
to the wirner, said'Orr. "Jdst a bit of
incentive to get them running fast."
Mark Bodnar, a recruit from Barber-
ton, Ohio, took home the trophy yester-
day, covering the mile in 4:51. Track
coach Jack Harvey probably wouldn't
be too interested in having Bodnar run
for him, but a sub-five mile isn't half
bad for a guy who, is expected to be able
to dribble a basketball while running.
Junior forward Alan Hardy made a
race out of it, finishing second in 4:52.
Half a stride behind him was Bodnar's
twin brother, Marty.
Co-captain Phil Hubbard, the Wol-
verine's top scorer a year ago, logged
the entire mile, showing no ill effects
from a knee injury suffered in the off-
season while competing in the World
Last year's mile winner, Bobby
Jones, was not around to defend his
'title,' having transferred to Tulane this
year in search of more playing time.
Despite his tenth place finish, senior
co-captain David Baxter called the race
"the bests mile ever." No official recor-
ds are kept on such things, but the top
times were the best in recent memory.
The cagers get down to the nitty-grit-
ty of basketball next Monday when
practice actually opens. Orr's
Wolverines will definitely miss depart-
ed starters Ricky Green, Steve Grote
and Johnny Robinson. Along with the
Bodnars, newcomers include Robin-
son's 'little' brother Mike (6-10, 240),
plus Mike McGee, Johnny Johnson and
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
By the Wir
SDan Maloney scor
remaining last ni
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Le
teams' new coach
satisfaction in thei
Pat Boutette sco
Jack Valiquette as
Toronto goals in Ro
game behind the M
third period, gavet
seemingly safe 3-1]
Wings tie Leafs
e Services ter-forward Joe Meriweather to New
Veteran left wing Orleans for the Jazz' 1978 first-round
red with just 1:36 draft choice and future considerations.
ight to give the "The decision to make the deal was a
a 3-3 tie with the difficult one;" said Mike Gearon,
afs and give both president of the Hawks. "It is an
ies a measure of economic move based on the decision of
r National Hockey ownership."
Meriweather spent only one season
red two goals and with Atlanta following his acquisition
sisted on all three from the Houston Rockets prior to the
Eger Nielson's first 1976 season. He averaged 11.2 points
Maple Leaf bench. and 8.5 rebounds per game last year.
goal, 3:26 into the
the Maple Leafs a Badger broken
But rookie Rick Bowness rifled a
35-footer between Toronto goalie
Mike Palmateer's legs with 4:29 to
play to trigger the Detroit comeback.
Fellow rookie Dale McCourt set up
Maloney's goal-mouth shot with a
behind-the-net pass. Boutette and
linemate Jim McKenny scored just
3:33 apart in the second period to
give the Maple Leafs a 2-1 lead after
Michel Bergeron scored in the first
period for Detroit.
A crowd of 12,872, some 4,000 less
than capacity, turned out to watch
Detroit's new management team of
General Manager Ted Lindsay and
Coach Bobby -Kromm to see what
they could come up with and they
were not disappointed.
Hisle has surgery
MINNEAPOLIS - Outfielder Lar-
ry Hisle of the Minnesota Twins
underwent surgery yesterday for
removal of two' bone spurs, a Twins
The spokesman said Hisle would be
hospitalized for the rest of this week.
Hisle, 30, led the American League
MADISON, Wis. - Forward James
"Stretch" Gregory, who led the
University of Wisconsin basketball
team in scoring and rebounding as a
freshman last year, broke his right
wrist while working out with UW
freshman Larry Petty yesterday.
Season tickets for hockey are still on
sale. They cost $50 for the general
public, $30 for faculty and staff, and $21
The annual intraquad hockey game
will be played tonight at Yost Ice Arena
beginning at 7:30. Tickets are $1.
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PROGRAM AT MIT
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