Wednosdray, February 16, 1977
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, February 16, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Reflections .. .
. .life moves on
V TAT DO YOU write about when it's over?
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By The Associated Press
borne Lockhart, the Big Ten's
top free-throw shooter, hit five'
charity attempts in the final
KATHY HENNEGHAN & DON MacLACHLAN
fall; Flom injured
By JEFF FRANK
Special to The Daily
MT. PLEASANT - A costly injury and a post-Big
Ten championships slump proved fatal to the Michigan
women's gymnastics team as it bowed to Central Michi-
gan 11932 to 125.12.
Co-captain Ginger Robey won the all-around title with
a score of 32.36. Robey took first in both floor exercise
and vaulting and finished second in the balance beam
and uneven bars.
"The injury of our top performer Sara Flom and
a poor showing on the uneven bars pretty much sum
up .the reasons for our loss," said disappointed Michigan
coach Anne Cornell.
Flom withdrew from the meet after irritating calcium
deposits in her knee on a vaulting attempt.
The women get a needed rest before they participate
in the state championship meet in East Lansing on Feb-
Ive spent three and a half years on The Michigan Daily -
from the first day of my freshman year until now. one minute and 33 seconds to
help mistake - prone Minnesota
Sunday at 7:00, the clock runs out. Runs out on an experience to a 65-61 -victory over Indiana
that has been at times exciting, frustrating, amazing, nerve- last night.
wracking, fun, harsh, interesting . . . and fulfilling. If I had, to
' pick one word to describe The Daily, "fulfilling" would win nar-*a::Ma4%
rowly over "amazing." Big1 OStandings
What's more, I find parallels between my fulfillment and
the reasons why so many of us enjoy sport itself . . . Conference All
. . . February 7, 1976, Bloomington, Indiana: The undefeated W L W L
and top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers are about to be upset by Michi- MICHIGAN ..... 11 2 18 3
gan. All the Wolverines need is for Steve Grote to convert his one- Minnesota ....... 10 2 19 21
and-one with 13 seconds remaining, and they will have a four Purdue . .......... 9 3 15 6s
point lead. He misses . . . Indiana ........... 7 5 12 9
. . . March 18, 1976, Louisville, Kentucky: Cinderella Michi- Iowa ........".... 6 5 14 6
gan is about to upend mightv, Notre Dame in the NCAA tourna- Illinois:. 5 7 13 111
ment. Ahead by one. all the Wolverines probab'y need is for Steve Michigan State .. 4 8 7 14
Grote to convert his one-and-one with 27 seconds remaining. He !Wisconsin .. 4 9 8 131
sinks both shots, and the Wolverines march on' . . .N.
Each of us has crisis moments in his or her lifetime. oState 3 10 7 17
Often it's nice to have had experience with "unreal" real Ohio State. 2 1 7 14
crises to give us experience under pressure. Steve Grote -
The 6-1 junior guard scored Minnesota took a 56-48 lead
the last three points in the fi- on Ray Williams' basket with
nal five seconds of the game. six minutes left in the game, .
but Indiana fought back to 60-
The Gophers were forced to 59 on Kent Benson's three-point
play for much of the game play with 1:18 to go.
without center Michael
Thompson, who still finished It was one of only two field F
with 21 points despite missing goals in the second half for ed
over 17 minutes of play be- the massive Hoosier Ali-Amer- M
cause of foul trouble. icap, who finished with 15 Thu
-Thompson, who fouled out Cris
with 7:06 left, hit seven of ten, While Minnesota shut down
field goal tries and added seven the 6-11, 245-pound Benson in
three throws to become the the final half, Wayne Radford ]
Gopher's all-time scoring lead- picked up the slack by scoring
er with 1,399 points. '16 of his game-high 24 points.
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Freshman Mike Woodson add-
20 for the Hoosiers.
linnesota's next action is
ursday night at Michigan
te. The Gophers come to;
sler Arena Saturday.
The Top 20
FRI.-SAT. $ 3.00
For THE ARK by
guitar, clarinet, zither, bandura, etc.
missed against Indiana, and he'll never forget that. But he
got another chance (don't we all hope for another chance,
someday?), and he came through.
I "missed" my freshman year, when If got lucky and made'
hockey beat right off the bat. The combination of that with typical
New Yorker arrogance made me pretty careless in both my wor
and my attitude towards my fellows on the staff. Sophomore year
was spent covering track.
Once the initial shock faded, my work got better, and so did
my attitude. Junior year was.spent covering basketball. I had my
ing cog es ouans asoe
in Bien' oges 'as
By The Associated Press
n Francisco (48) 25-0
ntucky (1) 18-2
LA (2) 19-3
vada-Las vegas 20-2
ke Forest 19-3
rth Carolina 17-4
By PATRICK RODE
When Michigan wrestling
second chance. too, and it was a satisfying feeling to make bas-. coach Bill Johannesen waxes
ketball, even it it didn't send my team onward in the tournament. enthusiastic about this year's
most improved wrestler, you1
November 6, 1976, West Lafayette, Indiana: With yet an- can be sure he's talking about1
other las* second field goal sailing wide, Michigan is upset by senior Harold King.
Purdue. The ton-ranked Wolverines see their National Champion- Wrestling at 190 pounds, King,
ship hopes slip away. Afterwards, the team is visibly shaken; showed his improvement this
tears form in some eves. others simply close. Normally talkative, past weekend in a dual meet1
congenial athletes refuse any comment . . with Michigan State. Having
. January 1, 1977 Pasadena. California: USC upsets lost to Spartan Shawn Whit-
,omb at the end of last sea-rj
six-voint favorite Michigan in the Rose Bowl, the game that o,4 K st t r
son, 14-1, King started their re-t
had been the target of each Michigan player from Day One turn match with a brutal take-I
of his career here. Afterwards, the players are upset, but not down Saturday which left Whit-v
so visibly; they sneak of losing simply "to a better team." I comb dazed.V
The agony of seven weeks previous is plainly not present . .. "I was really hyped up," Kingr
Everyone is forged to accent defeat at one point or anoher- said in retrospect. "He beat mes
at least everyone with enogh spirit, so'l and desire to put some- pretty bad last year."
thing on the line in competition. I don't ne'essarily mean sport- KThe match ended in a pin for
King. His matches didn't always
ing competition either. not at all . . . w- a k for a raise. enter a turn ot that way. Last seasonp
story or a recipe in a contest, ask someone to marry us, sing a he compiled a 9-2 record andt
number at amaeur night . . .the list is endless. As my friend was named a mid-season All-I
Marc Feldman once said to me, "you can compete from now to American. Then - he suffered aI
the day you die, if you want to." broken nose.
.st.i.e"I had to wear a mask," said'
I'm not so sure that much competition is right and neither King, "and it messed up my
was he, but a slightly more famous source perhaps explained my breathing and my vision. The
feelings about competition better than I ever could. I paraphrase second half of the season I
because the quote is from memory; went 9-10."
he credit belongs to the man who is in the mKing attributes his improve-
Tere belongsftoe emandwthswt ment to a pair of causes.
rena, whose face is marred with sweat <"I used to smoke," he noted.E
and dust and blood. The man who, if he "I've quit and it's helped me
succeeds, knows the great devotions and a lot. It's helped keep my weight'
the great victory; and the man who, if he up. I've also been practicing
fails, at least has the consolation that his harder because it's my last
place will' never be with those cold and year."
timid souls who know neither victory nor At Grand Rapids Junior Col-
defeat. lege, King wrestled his way to
-Theodore Roosevelt third in the nation among jun-I
ior college wrestlers. After that
Michigan exoerienced. two different types of defeat in those he sat out a year, underwent_
two football games. The first was hard, very hard, to accept, be- a knee oneration and came to
Mi"1iaan in the fall of 1975.
:ause the Wolverines knew they hadn't performed up to their "M ines are different at this
potential. Their faces may have been marred, and there may have level," he said. "Three of the
been some blood, but there wasn't enough sweat, if you will. top six 190-ond wrestlers in
But the second defeat, the Rose Bowl loss, was different. the nation are in the Big Ten.
There two superb teams went at it, and the Wolverines gave all One was a national champion
they knew how to give. There was no shame in that defeat. and another was rinner-up."g
'."He's in the toughest weight
class," coach Johannesen re- guys except Johnson," he stat-
marked. "But, I can't think of ed. "I've been trying to lift
anyone who's worked harder to weights the past couple of weeks
overcome what happened to him and I ve been running sprints
last year." after practice since I was beat-
King has had a long interest en by Johnson:"
in wrestling and it appears that King stands to be one of the
he will continue to be involved top seeds in the Big Ten meet
with it, since he is majoring in and he'll be seeded second or
physical education. third if he beats Jeidy of Wis-
"It's something I started at an consin. All this he hopes will
early age and I get a lot of en- help him reach his goal of plac-
joyment out of it. Not in prac- ing nationally in his final year.
ticng especially but when I win "It helps in the practice room
I enjoy it," he commented. "I when there's this guy who had
want to coach next year. I a bad year, which was not nec-
wouldn't mind college but I'll essarily his fault, and he's over-
probably start out with high coming it," said Johannesen.
school." "He's gained a lot of respect
King is scheduled to wrestle from the coaches and the team
Wisconsin's Ron Jeidy, who tied mmtherthis much behind him
and beat other Big Ten strong- and a few challenging matches
mnen Evan Johnson of Minneso- ahead it is very possible that
Ea and Greg Stevens of Iowa. Michigan's "most improved"
yarlier this season King narrow- wrestler, Harold King, will get
'y lost to Stevens, 2-1. the 'national recognition he
"I tY"-k I can take those hopes for.
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And that's another lesson that The Daily will help me
take away from Ann Arbor. I knew the Roosevelt quote before
I ever came here, but seeing the faces on the team on those
I know now that there are going to be times when I simply
cannot win, no matter how muTh I want to or try. All I can do is
strive to be as close to my potential as I can. and if I do that,
I'm not toing to worry, all that much over the eventual outcome.
There's been a lot more to The Daily. Through it, I've been
in a broad range of situations and 'places. That's important to
me, because I'm not nearly so hesitant to try new things or ex-
plore new fields as I once was. There's a lot of life to grab out
there . . . and I may be able to grab a little more of it snow.
And the people, the people. I've been fortunate enough to
meet a number of Great People, both famous ones at sport-
ing events and people on the staff, who should probably be
called great, not Great. But having seen the Great ones, may-
be I can predict who will be Great eventually (You know
who you are, Paul.).
The clock runs out on all of this and more in just a few days.
The temptation is to be very sad especially when I look at the
two "Michigan is No. 1" Sports Illustrated covers on my door.
Somehow they just don't look the same anymore.
But this wound is self-healing, I think. The Daily has been
the single greatest part of my college experience . . . but it's
given enough to me to go onward. I'll have learned a lot (I hope)
in my time at Michigan. Most of it at 420 Maynard Street . . .
But, hell, there's a lot of life left to grab. The big game is
just beginning .
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