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Friday, February 18, 1977 rHE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

Dekers'
By BOB MILLER
What gives?
A lot of questions concerning the current
WCHA season will be answered this week
end as Michigan travels to Minneapolis to
take on the defending NCAA champion
Minnesota Golden Gophers.
For 'instance, how can a team (Michi-
gan), lose seven of nine games and move
UP from sixth to third in the conference?
How is.it possible for the top three
teams from last year (Michigan Tech,
MSU, Minnesota to be mired deep in
the bottom half of the standings?
How can a team (Notre Dame) win 12
straight and still be seven points out of
first?
Where will each team wind up finish-
ing the season . . . can anyone explain
what the hey is going on?
While the Wolverines are being hosted
by Minnesota, it must be remembered that
the Gophers are not the same crew of
last year that defeated Michigan Tech to
win the NCAA's.

PLAYOFFS AT STAKE
? e
goal is
Defenseman Reed Larson, a mainstay -
in the lineup, was involved in a pushing
match with a referee and suspended.
But, rather than wait out a league
hearing, Larson joined the Detroit Red
Wings last week, the NHL club that
drafted him last year.
To further Minnesota coach Herb
Brooks' troubles, Michigan seems to have
found its scoring eye again, pelting the
Denver nets for 14 goals last weekend.
At the same time, Minnesota pounded
Duluth into submission twice to move into
a sixth place tie with Michigan Tech.
Early in the season Michigan belted the
Gophers in Ann Arbor and skated off with
8-6, and 6-3 triumphs.
Normally a series in Minneapolis
would be tough, especially since the
Gophers are defending NCAA cham-
pions, but this is not a normal season.
Minnesota has employed the use of
three goalies this year, with Steve Janas-
zak pulling the load. Defensively, the Go-
phers rank third in the league, allowing

Goph ers
109 goals.
But offensively, Minnesota stands a poor
ninth with 101 goals on the credit side of
the ledger. The top scorer is Tom Gor-
ence, whose 30 points puts him 28th in
the league.
Right behind him is Torn Vannelli with
29 points. Vannelli suffered an eye in-
jury when Minnesota played in Ann Ar-
bor last November.
Michigan will try to exploit the Go-
phers troubles now that Kris Manery
and Dave Debol are shooting with all
the gusto they can get.
Manery will try to add to his record
setting career goal total of 101, while De-
bol continues his frantic pursuit of the
league scoring title.
Debol is currently second in the league
with 54 points, eight behind Brian Walsh
of Notre Dame.
After the Minnesota series, the WCHA
race should more or less be settled,
possibly, and then again it might not, but
that's the kind of year it has ,been.
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Daily Photo by CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER
GUARD DAVE BAXTER (No. 25) of Michigan lays in two
of his 14 points against Iowa's Bruce "Sky" King. Baxter
combined with starting guards Rickey Green and Steve Grote
to score 47 points that paced Michigan to a 91-80 win.
See cover page 8.

By DAN PERRIN
Tomorrow afternoon, at the
same time 13,609 loyal basket-
ball fans are displaying their'
emotions at Crisler Arena, an-

other Michigan sports team will very well give us troi
also be in action. The men's var- distance events, and
sity swim team puts its unblem- sibly beat us in the ba
ished 7-0 record on the line The Spartan div
when it takes on the Michigan poses a second co
State Spartans at East Lansing MSU divers took fir
in its final dual meet of the sea- anUd irsplaces ffir
son- three meter boards a
The tankers, coming off an ex-
citing 66-57 victory over Wis- aconsin and swept the
consin and an 83-40 drubbing of they hosted Ohio Stal
Ohio State, are not -taking the _______y__
upstate rivals lightly.

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Blue matmen battle Badgers

By PETE LEININGER tational in which he was voted man, 7-1. He also defeated MSU IS ofering us a prob-
Coming off a 30-9 win over the meet's outstanding wres- Olympic champion Dan Gable lem,'' said head coach Gus Sta-
Michigan State, the Michigan tier. 7-6 last year in the Wisconsin ger. "They haven't been swim-
wrestling team hopes to keep Wrestling at 126 for Wiscon- Northern Open. ming well, but they have the
things rolling as it faces Illi- sin will probably be Bob Tra- Wisconsin's Steve Lawinger horses that can produce. Their
nois State and Wisconsin on the pino or Jim Hanson. Hanson will face Ed Neiswender at 167. swimmers have performed well
road this weekend. placed fourth in the Big Ten Lawinger placed first earlier at times this season as well as
Friday, the wrestlers travel last year at 118. Also available this year in the Northern Iowa in past years, but recently they
to Normal, Illinois for a duel is freshman AndyKein a two- are in the midst of somewhat of
meet with Illinois State and'i rsha ny Ki, ato Invitational,. oo~eao.
tie tae hap.Harold King of Michigan will The Spartans, while losing
battle Wisconsin in Madison the One of these three wrestlers face Glen Vissers at 190, while only two meets, have been very
following day. will probably be bumped up to heavyweight Mitch Marsicano inconsistent all year, seemingly'
Illinois State, though unques- wrestle Rich Lubell at 134., battles Big Ten champ Gary losing when they should be win-s
tionblytheweaer f te to "f wecanwin126and134 Somer. iing and vice versa.
opponents, is a much improved they'll never beat us," said Jo- "Sommersg Aing todStger, t
team, says Michigan coach Bill hannesen. "If we go in there healthy, I According to Stager, this up-'
Johannesen. Michigan's 142 pounder, think we'l'l beat them," said Jo- and-down image presents two
"They're tough at 118 and hannesen. problems for the Wolverines.
134 " commented Johannesen. Karl Briggs, ill most likely A victory over Wisconsin "IT PUZZLES me that they're!
Despite the improvement of I- go ri st Mike Terry, who would put Michigan in good posi- not swimming well. We don't
linois State Johannesen ex- Barler this year defeated tion for the Big Ten Tournament know if they'll swim good races
peots a comfortable margin of al hmp at st year's nation- held in two weeks at Madison. against us or not. They mayi
victory. , In the 150 pound bout, Mark
Ill probably use (Bob) Tay- Churella will face Wisconsin'sR AA
Ipt at heavyweight and save PaulRTARigOer
(Mitch) Marcicano for Satur- a
day" added Johannesen. "We'll have to win the 142 andnH oc
Wisconsin is an entirely dif- 1150 weights," Johannesen said.
ferent story. Ty Badgers are "'We have vto win three out of Inites juniors With GPA'S Of 3.4 Or
presently ranked one of the top the first five matches.",apply membership.
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Already this year, Wisconsin consin's best wrestler, Lee For more information and applications
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Michigan's Todd Schneider Last year Kemp beat Hol-
will wrestle Olympian Jim - -__ _ _ _ - ---- -___________
Haines at 118 pounds. Hainesa
senior, was red shirted last year
due to a knee injury.
This year, Haines has placed
first ,in two tournaments, the
Northern Open in Madison,
and the Northern Iowa Invi-

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