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Page 8-Thursday, November 17, 1977-The Michigan Daily

Downing puts pride on the line
in battle with OSU star Brown


There should be plenty of good
match-ups this Saturday when
Michigan squares off with Ohio State.
One of the best should be in the tren-
ches, where Michigan center Walt
Downing battles Buckeye middle guard
Aaron Brown.
Both Downing and Brown are in line
for post-season honors. Both earned All-
Big Ten honors last year as juniors and
Brown has 84 tackles this year, along
with seven sacks.
FOR DOWNING, the clash marks his
last game in Michigan Stadium. And
the co-captain wouldn't want to end his
career in any other way. He's going out
against the best.
"It's my last game and I'll work as
hard as I can to play the greatest game
of my career," Downing said. "That is
the only way I would want to play it
against a great middle guard like
Aaron Brown. That is what makes it so
much fun."
"I'll be trying to keep him from get-
ting to the quarterback on any passes
and getting in on tackles," Downing
added. "He'll be in on tackles but all the
time it won't be my fault. My main con-
cern is the two linebackers and the
middle guard. But Brown, he's really
my main concern."

DOWNING PLAYED his first two
years at Michigan as an offensive
guard. At the beginning of his junior
year the Michigan coaches decided to
shift Downing to center. And Downing
hasn't let them down one bit. Bo Schem-
bechler has been pleased with the play
of Downing all year and rates him as
one of, if not the best center in the coun-
"I was leaving a sure position at
guard to go to center," Downing re-
calls. "The coaches thought it would be
better for the team if I moved to center.
I can't regret it - I enjoy the position a
This year Rick Leach and Downing
have not missed one exchange. Down-
ing possesses two key assets for a cen-
ter - quickness and size. The 6-4, 254
pounder comes off the ball very fast for
a player his size.
"I GUESS THE coaches tlhink I've
got quick feet and the quickness to
move around," Downing said.
Still, sometimes a lineman's job goes
unnoticed. Downing had a great game
at Purdue opening holes w for Russell
Davis and Stanley Edwards while pro-
viding good pass protection for Leach.
The game statistics show Davis with
167 yards and Downing's name isn't

even mentioned. But Downing knows
how he played and evaluates himself
"I settle for self-satisfaction because
everybody focuses on the runners," he
said. "They don't know what the
lineman does. The job doesn't look as
important as it is. But the offensive line
knows what's going on. There is a lot of
pride involved."
FOR THESE last two days before the
big game, Downing is busy studying
films and working hard in practice.
Downing has already played in two
Ohio State clashes and the third one
means just as much to him.
"It's such a big game," Downing
said. "You got two great teams going
against each other. It's become one of
the greatest rivalries in the country. It
will be a very hard hitting game and
we've gotta be ready."
By kickoff time Saturday, Downing
will be ready. The senior co-captain
hopes to take some initiative against
Ohio State. Personally, he set a goal
that resembles the aim of the entire
Michigan team.
"The biggest thing for me is keeping
pride in myself and doing a solid job
against a good player," Downing
said. "You want to make sure that
you come out on top."

Daily Photo
MICHIGAN'S ALL Big Ten center Walt Downing (72) can block even when he's on the ground, as a Wisconsin defender finds
out in the Wolverines 56-0 victory earlier this season. Downing will have the unenviable task of containing OSU's stellar

middle guard, Aaron Brown, in Saturday's game.. But Walt seems to thrive on the
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Carew adds MV

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Sweet-swinging
Rod Carew of the Minnesota Twins,
whose .388 batting average was the
best in the major leagues in 20 years,
yesterday was named the American
League's Most Valuable Player for
the 1977 season.
"It's a big thrill," Carew said of
winning the MVP for the first time.
"I never would have thought 11 years
ago that I would have gotten this far
and done this much."
"I didn't have myself geared to
winning it, because so many other

players had such good years and I
didn't want to be too disappointed if I
lost," added the 32-year-old first
Carew, winner of his sixth AL
batting championship and his fifth in
six years, received 12 first-place
votes and a total of 273 points in
balloting by a 28-man committee of
the Baseball Writers Association of
Carew's average was the highest in
the majors since Boston's Ted Wil-
iams batted .388 in 1957. And al-
though he led the big leagues with 239

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had 254 for2the New York Giants in notion She
1930, and 128 runs scored, one voter reportingt
- Doug Bradford of the Detroit News and long.
- ignored him in the MVP balloting. after a tel
Ten other players collected first- terday wi
place votes in the most diversified winger.
voting in the 47-year history of the A team
award. as saying:
Outfielder Al Cowens of Kansas the fans it
City was runnerup in the balloting objections
with 217 points and had four first- to do iths
place votes. Outfielder Ken Singleton g with
of the Baltimore Orioles attracted guet.
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third with 200 points. . mansky wi
Designated hitter-outfielder Jim ebchangef
Rice of the Boston Red Sox finished exangeandi
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members of the world champion New tween clu
York Yankees - third baseman
Graig Nettles, relief ace and Cy
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catcherThurman Munson, who won
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Nettles had two first-place -votes, footbal p1
while Rice, Lyle, Munson and Jack-. terparts o:
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Carlton Fisk of Boston, and outfield- The Pac-
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Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox. Seahawks
Carew is the 16th player from a League. C
non-pennant winning team to win. Chicago Be
Sheehy willshow Player s

leased to say... that any
ehy may have had of not
to our hockey club is false
forgotten," Lindsay said
lephone conversation yes-
th the 29-year-old right,
spokesman quoted Sheehy-
"I want to make sure that
n Detroit realize that my
to coming. . had nothing
either the city or team. I.
as just the shock of being
and center Vaclav Nedo-
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for defenseman Steve Dur
minor leaguer 'Dave Han-,
first player swap ever be-
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the Kingdome Jan. 14.E.
*8 all-stars will be coachedY °
Jack Patera of the Seattle
of the National Football,
oach Jack Pardee of the
ears will coach the Big;Ten-
elections are expected to'
nly as next week.


DETROIT - Tien Sheehy, ac-
quired by the Detroit Red Wings
from Birmingham of the World
Hockey Association as part of an
unprecedented inter-league deal, will
report as planned, according to Red
Wings' General Manager Ted Lind-
Sheehy had said immediately fol-
lowing announcement of the deal that
he would not report to Detroit.

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University of Michigan
Respondents: Martin Mayman, Department of
Psychology, and Christopher Lasch
Narcissism and Moderni Culture
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center
for Humanistic Studies, New York University
Respondents: Frithjof H. Bergmann, Department
of Philosophy; George C. Rosenwald, Department
of Psychology,
Ancient Greek Roots of Modern Narcissism
Professor of Classical Studies, Haverford College,
and Visiting Professor, The University of Michigan
Respondents: Gerda M. Seligson, Department of
Classical Studies; John A. Bailey, Department of Near
Eastern Studies
Narcissism in Contemporary Religion
Henry March Pfeiffer Professor, The Menninger
Respondents: Roy A. Rappaport, Department of
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L ET'S SEE, things to do before the
big game ... get a haircut (hope it
doesn't throw off my timing), get a
manicure (that will insure that my
nails don't hinder my passing), buy a
new shampoo (they'll be no use for split
ends), get a shave (ABC?) remind my
girlfriend to study for my big test next
week and I almost forgot, get my
GRIDDES in to the DAILY by midnight
Friday so I can win the last Pizza Bob's
small two item za.
1. Ohio State at MICHIGAN
[pick score]
2. Illinois at Northwestern
3. Purdue at Indiana
4. Michigan State at Iowa
5. Wisconsin at Minnesota
6. Air Force at Notre Dame
7. SMU at Arkansas
8. Baylor at Texas
9. California at Stanford
10. Kansas State at Colorado
11. Colgate at Delaware
12. North Carolina at Duke
13. Utah at Florida
14. Texas Tech at Houston
15. Oklahoma State at Iowa State
16. Missouri at Kansas
17. Tennessee at Kentucky
18. LSU at Tulane
19. Virginia at Maryland
20. Mississippi at Mississippi State
21. Nebraska at Oklahoma
22. Penn State at Pitt
23. Clemson at South Carolina
24. Eastern Michigan at Ball State
25. W. Michigan at Central Michigan
26. Ohio St. Lantern at DAILY
27. UCLA at USC
28. Alabama at Auburn
29. Arizona at Arizona State


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