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paign and I'll guarantee a close
game tonight," Frieder added.
"Illinois has played all the Big
Ten contenders very well."



Hockey team


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skating wounded
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE between a hospital ward and
the Michigan hockey team?
The difference is that the patients on the Michigan team
have a schedule to play and can't sit around for rest and
There are currently five Blue icers ailing with what most
of us would consider serious injuries:
! Dave Brennan - Dave is probably out for the season"
with a sprained neck. He has tried to skate but has found
it too painful.
" Doug Todd - Doug has been out six weeks with strained
knee ligaments but is ready to skate full out and is practicing.
*-Gary Morrison - With a broken bone in his hand, Gary
has been playing regularly.
*Dan Hoene - Incredibly, Dan is playing with a broken
! John Waymann - You'd figure that above all else you
need two healthy feet to play hockey but John is playing with
a broken foot.
What would drive someone to play under such obvious
discomfort? Stupidity? Maybe, but I think not. It's more
like dedication.'

For the Michigan basketball
team, tonight's clash with Illi-
nois is a crucial one - it eith-
er takes the pressure off the
Wolverines or throws them into
the pressurizer.
"We're ready physically and
mentally ,-- as well as we've
been all year," said Michigan
coach Johnny Orr. "We know
the importance of the game-
it could definitely make us the
Big Ten co-champions."
However, if the Wolverines
(14-2 Big Ten) fail to win to-
night, the race for the Big Ten
title would be wide open again.
Purdue (12-4 Big Ten) would
move into the title picture -
and Michigan must travel to
West Lafayette Saturday.
"This game is very crucial
for us," said assistant coach
Bill Frieder. "We'd hate to go
into Purdue needing to win.
"They (Illinois) have always
played us very well in Cham-

ed home upset victories over,
Purdue and Indiana (with Kent1
Benson) in Assembly Hall ear- I
lier this season. Just last Sat-!
urday in Minneapolis, Illinois
gave the Gophers all they could;
handle before falling, 72-70.
Junior guard Audie Matthews
paces the Illino attack. Mat-
thews has connected on 52 per
cent of his field goal attempts
and averages 17.1 points perj
The teams two leading re-
bounders, Rich Adams and Levi
Cobb, average in double figures
also. Guard Steve Lanter, Illi-
nois' floor leader, dishes out
four assists per game.
Coach Lou Henson needs a
victory tonight to assure his
squad (14-14 overall) of its
second consecutive winning

season. The Illini will be out
to avenge a 66-61 loss to Michi-
gan in January - when the
Wolverines played without
guard Rickey Green.
Green will be on hand tonight
though, and needs only eight
points to move into eighth place
on Michigan's all-time scoring
list. The senior All-American
averages 20.5 points per game,
and leads the Blue in assists
with 97.
Michigan has a number to
settle with the Illini also. Last
year the Wolverines lost in
Champaign 76-75, blowing a
three-point lead in the final 38
seconds. A tip-in by John Robin-
son at the buzzer was nullified
"Every game is a one or two
pointer in Champaign," Fried-
er said. "They'll slow it up and
keep it close. They run a delib-
erate offense. But we'll try to
press and keep the game mov-
A Wolverine victory tonight
clinches at least a share of the

Big Ten title and a trip to the
NCAA Mideast Regional in
Bloomington. Putting this con-
test in the win column would'
also give Michigan its highest
win total ever in Big Ten playj
(15) and in the regular seasonI
(22). Both records currently be-
long to last year's squad.
Tonight's clash in Cham-
paign is the first of three in
four days for the third-rank-
ed Wolverines. After invading
Purdue on Saturday, Michigan
quickly returns home to lockj
hornswith the Warriors of
Marquette Sunday in Crisler
If Michigan wins tonight and
Minnesota falters at Wisconsin,
the Wolverines will be undis-
puted Big Ten champs - for;
the first time since 1966.
Interestingly enough, if Mich-
igan wins all three of the up-'
coming games and if Notre'
Dame beats San Francisco and
Tennessee manages to upend
Kentucky on Saturday, the Wol-
verines could end up the regu-
lar season right where they
started it - ranked number
one in the country.

Women cagers win
special, To The Daily
Terry{ Conlin came off the ben h late in the 'tame
and threw in the winning basket with eight seconds left
as the Michigan women's basketball team defeated Oak-
land in the first round of the state tournament last night.
SOPHOMORE NATASHA CENDER pumped in 20 points
and grabbed 16 rebounds while Lydia Sims and Kathryn
Young contributed 12 points apiece.
"Our girls played with more hustle and aggression
than all year," said coach Carmel Borders, "we vrorked
for the inside shots."
The win moves the Wolverines into the second round
of the tournaient, meeting Western Michigan today at
Grand Valley.
The Wolverines have met the Broncos three times
already this year and have met defeat each time.
"Western has very good shooters," said Borders, "we
have to deny them the second and third shots to win."
Cagerscop honoirs
Michigan standouts Rickey Green and Phil Hubbard
have been named to the UPI All-Big Ten basketball team,
as selected by the conference coaches.
THE WOLVERINE DUO joins Minnesota's, Michae
Thompson, Indiana's Kent Benson and Walter Jordan of
Purdue in the first team selection.
The second team consists of Michigan State's Greg
Keser, Indiana's Mike Woodson, Iowa's Bruce King, Ray
Williams from Minnesota and Billy McKinney of North-


And then again maybe it's more like addiction. Hockey *
is a livelihood to most of the players. It is not something
they do in their spare time. Not when you practice almost T h inla d s
every day for two hours and play close to 40 games a year.
Think about your livelihood. Say you're a pinball freak By DAVE RENBARGER .
and you break your flipper finger, more than likely you'll Tomorrow evening the Big Ten indoor track
change fingers. The last thing you'd do is quit playing. title goes up for grabs, and the talent-laden Illi-
Michigan Coach Dan Farrell explains the attitude and nois thinclads, along with Michigan and Wis-
experience of a hockey player: "Kids that play hockey have consin should do most of the grabbing.
been used to getting hit for years. Most of them having been: The two-day meet, held here in the Track'
playing since they were eight or nine. They have to play over Tennis Building, features nine individual defend-
pain. As long as they can skate they want to play." ing champions in eleven events as well as a
For Michigan's walking wounded there is no going possible four-minute mile and record pole vault.
through the motions. If you suit -up you're expected to give "THIS SHOULD BE the most exciting Big Ten
100 per cent. "They get their regular shift, if they can't indoorchampionship ever," said Michigan track
give full effort they don't play," remarked Farrell. coach Jack Harvey. "There will be top quality
performers in every event."
Sure, you say the season has only one more weekend and As the defending champions, the Wolverines
then it's over. Not true. For the torn and tattered Blue icers, hope to keep the title in Ann Arbor, but the
the struggle is just beginning - the WCHA playoffs and a Fighting Illini have other ideas, according to
national tournament bid are the icer's next goals. Can the Harvey. -
battered Blue hold up? "Anything can happen., but if we beat Illinois,
Michigan is currently riding a six-game winning streak I'd consider it an upset," he said.
and has appeared to play over the injuries with no problem. Craig Virgin and Charlton Ehizuelen provide
The scoring punch that guided the team early in the season\ the Illini with top-notch performers in five
has returned and Coach Farrell says "if we keep scoring' events. Defending two-mile champ Virgin is ex-
we'll be OK. pected to double in the mile. Ehizuelen, seek-
ing to defend both his long and triple jump
As it stands now Michigan will play Tech in the first 'crowns, has also run the 60-yard dash in a
round of the playoffs here at Yost, March 9-10. It is Far- quick 6.1.
rell's feeling that he'd rather play any other team. "Tech The Wolverines hope to counter some of their
hits, I'd rather play a team that skates. You have to try "depth with the individual standouts from Illi-
and stay away from the hitting teams to avoid penalties." nois.
"Our depth is. definitely going to help," s-id
It is conceivable that if Michigan goes all the way they Harvey. "You can't double too much in big
could play nine games in 17 days and the less hitting, the meets like these. Our guys will be running fresh
better off the Wolverines will be. ' for the most part. If Virgin or Ehizuelen have a
The outcome of the playoffs will help determine whether bad day, then Illinois is in trouble."
playing over all the injuries was worth it. Let's hope there Wisconsin is also in the running for this year's
are no broken hearts. title. The Badgers feature Steve Lacy, the con-

runfortite'Tankers in for a tough battle
ference's top miler with a 4:00.8 time this year.
he could turn in the Big Ten's first sub-four- n - 1 1ihI.
minute effort.

BADGER SPRINTER Lawrence Johnson owns
two titles from last year, in the 60 and 300
yard dashes.
Misfortune struck the Badger team last week,
however, when their bus flipped after a meet.
Mark Randall, a strong half-miler, sustained
severe leg cuts and bruises in the accident and
is out of the meet.
Some interesting match-ups await the Wol-
v'erine hopefuls. Pole vaulter Jim Stokes and
sprinter Doug Hennigar both face stiff compe-
Stokes, who won last year with a record vault
of 16-6 and last week upped the mark to 17-1/4,
is pitted against two other 17-foot vaulters --
Illinois' Doug Laz and Indiana's Bob Crites.
Stokes feels that he may have to better lastI
week's effort to win.
"IT COULD POSSIBLY take 17-4 to win it,"
he said. "After I get my timing and confidence
at new heights, I'm usually pretty, consistent.
I'm ready to go."
Henniger, who has covered the 60 in a con-
sistent 6.1 for the past few weeks, expects the
stiffest competition from Michigan State's fresh-
man sensation, Randy Smith.
HARVEY LOOKS FOR distance men Steve
Elliott and Billy Donakowski to score valuable
points, along with hurdler Arnett Chisholm, half
miler Dave Furst, quarter miler James Grace
and high jumper Doug Gibbs.

By 1AN PERRIN Imove up a notch from last
It's vacation time again here year's third place finish.
at Michigan - for most of us, Stager made it clear that,
that is. "What it all comes down,to is
While many students are plan- that we've got to get wins out
ing their trips to Florida and of the guys like (freestylists
other sunny areas, the Michigan Gordon) Downie and (Paul)
men's swim team will spend Griffith, (diver Matt) Chelich
three days and nights (begin- and (individual medleyist Kev-
ning this afternoon) at East in) Morgan. Our guys have got
Lansing competing in the Big , to get into the finals."
Ten Swimming Championships. Although Stager concedes the
Unlike the women's team two' championship to Indiana, he be-
weeks ago, whichrwas favored lieves there are some teams
to win the conference, the men that will challenge the Hoosiers
expect to battle Wisconsin and in several events.
Michigan State for the runner- MSU should 'provide the top
up spot. Perennial champion In-. diving competition while the
diana is the favorite to splash, Badgers from Wisconsin look
its way to the title. very strong in the backstroke.

Michigan's own Gordis
Downie should give IndIaii's
Tjan Magruder a good race in
the 100 yard freestyle and,
considering a mere two see-
onds separates the two swim-
mers in the 500 yards free-
style, Downie could conot*v-
ably pull out a victory there.
Stager also hopes that fresh-
man standout Paul Griffith will
be able to give Olympian JTm
Montgomery a run for the
money in the 50, I100 and Z
yard freestyles.
{ "The swimmers' times have
started to drop this post week.
I On this basis. I think there will
I be some good swims," Stager

Coming off a 7-1 dual meet
season that included a hard-
earned victory over Wiscon-
sin and an upset loss to the
arch-rival Spartans, Coach
Gus Stager and his team of
talented tankers will definite-
ly have to be at their best to
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W. Michigan 75, Ohio U. 63
Miami, Ohio 76, Bowling Green 66
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For Michigan, the 1977 Big!
Ten wrestling meet looks to .be
a hotly-contested battle for sec-
ond place. Entering the meet
with a 5-2 conference record,
the Wolverine wrestlers are
ranked third among Big Ten
"It'll be a dogfight between
us, Wisconsin and Minnesota,"
Michigan coach Bill JohannesenI
robserved. "I just hope we can
wrestle up to our ability." n
In previous matches this
season, the Wolverines defeat-
ed Minnesota, while losing to
Iowa is considered by most
a shoo-in for taking the Big Ten
title for the second year in a
row after a perfect Big Ten sea-
Johannesen sees the 126 and

134 weight classes as beingI
important matches for Michi-
gan. The losses at those two
categories meant a dual meet
loss to Wisconsin on Febru-I
ary 20.
"How Goodlow and Lubell!
wrestle could be the key to the
meet," Johannesen said. "We
have to score at those weights."!
Also contributing to the Wol-
verine attack will be. senior
Ed Neiswender (167) who 'Jo-
hannesen feels will be seeded
second, too. His chief compe-
tition will come from Mike
DeAnna of Iowa who defeated,
him earlier this season, 6-4.
158-pounder Brad dolman
looks to be ranked third behind
last year's national and Big 10
champion Lee Kemp of Wiscon-
sin and last year's Big Ten run-
ner-up Mike McGivern of Iowa.

Holman finished third in the
1976 tournament.
At 190 Wolverine Harold
King will face National cham-
pion Evan Johnson of Minne-
sota, national runner-up Greg
Stevens of Iowa, and Ron
Jeidy of Wisconsin who has
beaten Stevens twice and tied
Michigan's strongest oppor-
tunity rests in the 150 pound
category where Johannesen,
sees Wolverine Mark Churella
first seededrinethe tournament.
Undefeated in Big Ten bouts
this season, Churella is the
highest returning place winner
from last year's meet where he
finished second.
Karl Briggs, wrestling at

142, will also face a tough
competition. He defeated Sam
Komar of Indiana a top-con-
tender earlier this year but
losses to Joe Antore of Iowa,
and Pete Dombrowski of
Northwestern has tightened
things up.
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