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Page 10-Tuesday, October 25, 1977-The Michigan Daily

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peration
By HENRY ENGELHARDT "He was th
+Those 'Get Well Soon, Phil Hub- player int
hard' cards can all but be mailed both endso
today. better year
2"It may be torn cartilage," said
M~ichigan team physician Dr. Gerald HUBBAR
{'Connor. "I'll see Phil again today last yeari
and make a final decision. If we bounds an
Oerate it will probably be this mates as t
week." player.
"It would be a monumental loss," "It's (I
skid Michigan coach Johnny Orr. good," sai

possible for Hubbard

he best college basketball
the country last year, at
of the floor. Nobody had a
than Phil."=
RD LED the Wolverines
in both scoring and re-
d was named by his team-
he squad's most valuable
Hubbard's injury) not
id a realistic but not dis-

heartened Orr. "We're going ahead
as if Hubbard will not be with us."
In trying to replace Hubbard, Orr
has had to rush the development of
6-10 junior college transfer Mike
Robinson. It has been sort of an
Evelyn Wood speed basketball
course for Robinson, who weighed
301 pounds this summer and is now
down to 253.
"WE WEREN'T going to count on
him this much," explained Orr, "but
he's running better and he'll get used
to the new weight.
"With Hubbard full tilt we would
have a better team than a year ago,"
Orr lamented, "But, we'll be, very
representative anyway."
Hubbard first hurt his left knee
while playing for the U.S. in the
World Games in Bulgaria. That
injury was reportedly healed by
Michigan's first practice, a week ago
Monday, when the 6-7 Ohioan came
down with a rebound and staggered

off the floor. "I think this is a
recurrence, just more serious now,"
said Orr.
IN OTHER practice developments,
Mark Bodnar has a stress fracture in
his foot, but is still practicing. Mark
Lozier, is practicing again. It was
feared the sophomore guard had
mononucleosis, but it turned out to be
something less serious.
Dave Baxter is the only certain
starter at this point. Tom Staton
seems to have an edge on winning the
other guard spot. "Staton, Alan
Hardy and (Joel) Thompson have all
played very well," said Orr. "And
(freshman Mike) McGee has been
very impressive, geez he's quick."
The 6-5 McGee could play either for-
ward or guard.
The first week or two of practice in-
volves a lot of running and as a tired
McGee said, slumped in front of his
locker, "It's a big change from high
school." -

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9:30 am-4:30 pm
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2) Tour of the Law School.
3) Questions and answer session with law students.
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COLLEGE OF LAW
UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
TOLEDO, OHIO 43606
telephone (419) 537-4131

the wire
By Don MacLachlan
Gopher loss.. .
..doesn't bury Blue
Y OU WON'T CATCH Bo Schembechler hanging his head. Preparation
'for Iowa is all that's on his mind. Nothing can be done about the shock-
er at Minnesota.
The 16-0 upset at the hands of the Gophers particularly disturbed Schem-
bechler for one reason. Michigan lost a Big Ten game. Not a non-conference
clash with Texas A&M or Duke. Minnesota sprung the upset on the Wol-
verines -not Navy.
The number one concern for Schembechler is winning the Big Ten title.
The national championship would be nice but the conference championship
remains a must. The slip-up in Minneapolis makes the road that much
tougher. One more loss along the way kills a possible return visit to
Pasadena.
Maybe that's why Bo spent most of yesterday's press luncheon study-
ing the Iowa press release.
"The last, three games we were really playing good football and com-
ing on," Schembechler said. "Then this thing happens. Sometimes your
worst fear never materializes - and when it does it's quite a shock."
-Obviously, Bo's worst fear was a loss - especially in the conference,
let alone a shutout. The pieces must be put back together in practice this
week. Michigan simply didn't execute well against the Gophers nor receive
the benefit of a turnover.
"It's no one thing," Schembechler said. "When you get shutout you've
got to be bad. When things go bad they go bad don't they? We made one play
in 60 minutes of football and it was called back."
No breathing room
The old prophesy that anything can happen on a given Saturday has
proven true this season. Schembechler was surprised at the way Notre
Dame easily disposed of Southern Cal in South Bend. Eluding the upset
hasn't been easy for very many schools. Every -team except Texas and
Colgate now has a blemish on its season slate.
Despite the loss and the importance of each upcoming conference clash,
the national championship still remains within Michigan's grasp.
"There won't be any undefeated teams when its all over," Schembechler
said. "It's tough to do. Anybody that has only one loss can get the national
title I would think. But I'm not thinking about that.
"When you lose a game all you think about is if you can win-the next
one," he added. "It's going to take a helluva effort to best Iowa. Ohio State
didn't run over them."
Bo has four weeks to go. What the'Wolverines do from this point on is
what counts. Michigan doesn't have any room to play with in the conference
race, in fact it must play catch up. One game at a time and no looking
beyond.
Every game becomes a. little more pressurized. Bo started thinking
strictly of Iowa yesterday - and he barely finished his lunch.

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