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Thursday, December 2, 1975


Page Seven

Thursday, December 2, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven


Special to the Daily kerson an(
TOLEDO - The Toledo Rock- highly-reg
ets dedicated their brand new wards Mil
basketball arena by upsetting Miday an
the defending national champion Wisman a
Indiana Hoosiers 59-57, before Despite
a capacity crowd of 9,662 graduated
screaming fans here last night. of senior
Playing their first game in m Kent Ben
$7.25 million Centennial Hall, formidable
the Rockets halted the fifth- But wit
ranked Hoosiers' winning streak wut st
at 33 games. Indiana had won worst si
57 consecutive regula - season 1Indiana
games, last losing to Ohio State the num
in 1974. the nme
serves K
"We knew they were going out could
to be awfully tough," said a slack.
subdued Bobby Knight after A a res
the game. "But we got out-
hustled. I do not like us to the Hoosie
get outhustled." . " ,de.



court, pressing, man-to-man
defense. Benson added seven
free throws to his 5-for-22
shooting performance from the
floor to finish with 17 points.

nn Buckner, Bob Wil- points to lead a surge that put With just 57 seconds left in
d Tom Abernethy with Toledo ahead 42-29 with 15:39 the game, Miller calmly sank
arded freshmen' for left. both ends of a one-and-one and
ke Woodson and Mike However, Indiana battled then proceeded to steal the ball,
d junior guards Jim back, benefiting from five miss- allowing teammate Ted Williams
nd Wayne Radford. ed Toledo free-throws and fiJ to sink two more free throws,
the caliber of the four nally tied the game at 49 apiece giving Toledo a six-point bulge,
vrtheresenc when 6-9 forward Jim Roberson 59-53 with 26 seconds left.


Joplin, a sophomore from
Milan, Mich., ran the Toledo
offense superbly, keeping the
ball in the middle of the floort
as per Nichols' instructions,
penetrating frequently and hit-
ting several clutch baskets
from long range.

Only Radford,
with ten points,

who finished
joined him in

all America center
son alone makes them
h Benson suffering his
hooting night in an
uniform (5-22), neith-
ur other starters nor
rous and talented re-
night shuffled in and
pick up the scoring
suit, the Rockets gave
ers all they could han-

swished a turn-around jumper A field goal by Miday and a "I thought they would re- double figures.
with just over six minutes left. desperation basket by Radford bound a little better," said Jop- Offensively, Toledo brought in
Radford led the 16-3 spurt with brought the final margin to two. lin. "And I thought their pres- center Dave Speicker away I
six points. "I honestly thought we could sure was going to affect us, but from the basket, thus forcing
win," said a happy Toledo we moved the ball quite well Benson away from the boards.
The Rockets refused to fold, coach Bobby Nichols, whose against them. With Speicher and Benson out-
taking advantage of two miss- wife suffered an ankle sprain do, tide, Rocket forwards Miller
ed shots by Benson to rattle n".hI don't think they expected and Williams attacked the of-
in the excitement. "We have u ob httuh u h
off six straight points on a us to be that tough. But they fensive boards.
n lot of things goings for us, have a lot of freshmen and
pair of free throws by Bill with the new building, their he'lt beshen an That tactic, which could not
Gleason, a matching set from ne frsmnadl. they'll get better. They'll be
Miller and a gbasket by Jop- Toe Inan aye. tough. I'm glad we don't have have worked against past Idi-
' h shThose Indiana players will to play them again.'ana teams with strong men
in, who finished with a game- get better. They're not quite as "py dt a g d j May, Bruckner, Wilkerson and
high 21 points,.uc sls ea.Kih a We didn't do a good job of Abernethy,wa successful for
equick as last year. rnight has taking away the drive down the Abedo l was ght.
Indiana cut the lead to.twosome big bodies that can shoot. lane," said Knight, who dis-
I personally feel they'll be aw- counted the importance of Ben- Miller finished with 13 re-
b es man e fully good," said Nichols. son's poor shooting.. "If they bounds to go along with his 14
son before freshman Miller per- don't think they'll drop right don't go in, you've got to do points, as Toledo outrebounded
formed the final heroic deeds out of the picture. something else. We have to do Indiana, 38-33. Williams added
for the Rockets. "Our game plan was to keep a lot better job getting into our 15 points.-
the ball in the middle of the offense." Toledo now stands at 2-1 on
floor," Nichols said. "Because: Other than the huge Ben- the season, having lost to Flor-
* if you try to drive the baseline son, none of the Hoosiers ida St. last week. Indiana, which
they don't let you get it back could get themselves free of beat South Dakota Saturday,
out and Benson clogs the lane." the Rockets' harrassing, half- dropped to 1-1.

Leading by one early in the
With four starters graduate second half, guard Stan Joplin
from. the 1976 NCAA titlists, and freshman forward Dick Mil-
Knight replaced standouts Scott ler teamed for 12 consecutive

AP Photo

Boston Celtics' Tom Boswell loses a pass from a teammate
while trying to get position under the basket in the second
period of last night's game against the Seattle Supersoiics in
Boston. The Celtics won, 107-103.


Detroit Tiger pitcher Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych was named American
year yesterday. The 22-year old righthander, known as well for his ant
ed a 19-9 record while leading the American League with a 2.34 earne
garnered 22 of the 24 votes cast by the Baseball Writers Association

season ag ainst EMIU4
By DAVE RENBARGER first in every meet they com- forma
Department of Little-Known peted in last year excluding one ures, t
Facts: This University ,has a split with the Buckeyes. to the
synchronized swim team corn- "e should win all of our ing fc
peting onrthe varsity level, meets this year, predicted Lin- know
What's more, the team is a dern'm', indicating her belief from
contender for the national title. that her te im has the strength leg, do
While the entire campus has to knock off 0SU, and continue,
been living and dying according on to the nationals next April. THE
to the fortines of the football s iby
team, the women on the syn- to s H Lindeman exnects simila
chrozed swim team have been see for swimmers anchor the sp
preparisng for their third year the tam this year. Senior cap- scores
ofeparingcor teirtionindaostfain P°gv Sulrabian and sopho- The
of NC coetitin in almost,.ore Sne Neu are both back divisio
EoaR oci Es , from inst years squad. minet
the swimmers defeated both Joi-,i~, them will be fresh-F"Sy
Eastern and Western Michigan women recruits Candice Jones an ex
in their first meet. This Satur- and Dehbie Stenbans, both with creati-
day at 1:30 at Margaret Boll pact A XU expe-rience. Linder
pool, the team is hosting the "We're renllv counting on dimen
Michigan Invitational against tnose four," Lindeman remark- ming.'
Eastern, Western and Michigan ed.
State. THE
Although the nrogram is still SECONDLY, coach Lindeman of syr
.as..l fpe ls that her team's strict con- the sp
in its infancy, it has developed di'ioning program will nay off deman
faster than anyone could have
imagined, according to coach thro"ghont the long season. mer h
Jovee Lindeman. "The girls have been practic- formin
"Right now, we have one of ing since Sentember 22 and It see
the best programs going in thev are ready to go," she said. less."
the country," she said. Tn the upcoming Michigan In- "Mo
In the tnam's first two sea- vitational, the 14 Wolverine impre
sons, thev ha'e chalked ip two swimmers will be snlit up into time1
straight seond mace finishes three senarate divisions - no- their t
in the Midwst division, losing vire. innior, and senior - ac- conclu
out to Ohio State both years. In coading to their skill level.
addition the swimmers placed , Then, the swimmers will per- J
v{ : . sr:.' b ., rt{: ?};%::I~;:%i:>'... . .... . . . . ..........: .................
COLLEGE BASKETBALL Princeton 52. Navy 36
LaSalle 75. Vermont 68
Toledo 59 Indiana 57 Ohio U. 72, Pittsburgh 6?
Notre Dame 93. Cal Poly 67 Harvard 73, Springfield 58
North Carolina 90, Marshall 70 West Virginia 74 Va. T ch 73
Auburn 86. Richmond 63
Ma-quette 80. St. Leo. Fla. 39 Miss'ssinpi St. 87, Troy St. 69
Louisville 8i Vanderbilt 76 (OT) Arkansas 7?. SW M'ssouri 71
Clemson 110. Furman 72 Houston 101, Lamar 92
Cincinnati 120, Wright St. 52? Kansas 81, Murrey St. 66
Wake Forest 94. E. Tenn. St. 63 S VIJ72, Barrington 64
Providence 92, Assumption 71 Bowling Green 87, E. Illinois 61
Purdue 77. Butler 50 1iissippi 84, Missouri Western 58
DePaul 75, Nor' lwestern 73 Ric 85. Tulane 61
Ohio State '74, van6viI'e 63 Army 73. Lehigh 66
EMU 72,. Ceveand St. 69-


Every weekday around five- day
thirty a muscular, gray-clad I'm
frame repeatedly runs up and'
down the aisles of Crisler Arena
after practice.
The determined man in the me
sweatsuit is Michigan wrestling give
captain Mark Johnson. The sen- add
for from Rock Island, Illinois! J
has won over 75 matches in a car
Michigan uniform during his sch
-'#rfour years as a Wolverine. and
Last year Johnson was 31- sha]
7-1 and finished second in the A
Big Ten and second in the I an.
nationals in the 177 pound (Illinf
class. cha
Johnson is leading the grap A
plers for a second straight sea- lege
I son, after being honored by his ling
teammates and elected captain Joh
last year as a junior. wre
"It's one of the best honorsn
I've ever had," Johnson said. jin
-"It is a fulfilling experience! hil
having teammates come up to n s o die"I
me and ask for advice."'
AP Photo "I try to lead by example,
League Rookie of the such as working out twice -
ics as his pitching, post- a day," he added. "I'm not
d-run average. Fidrych a rah-rah guy."
of America. A typical day for Johnson is
a grueling one, consisting of at
least five hours of physical con-
b e~n T"I spend two to two and a
half hours weightlifting, then
a nda ractice for u aboutd
anu ferpatc raotMS one hour," Johnson said.
Johnson is an avid weightlift-
er and spends numerous hours
a series of five or six fig- with the weights all year round.
o be drawn one hour prior "Weightlifting is something
meet. The random draw- I enjoy," Johnson said. "It's
orces the swimmers to really fun and I'm interested
up to 25 different figures in it. In fact, I competed in
such categories as ballet a couple of weightlifting meets s
olphin and somersault. this summer."
However, to Johnson weight-
FIGURES will be judg- lifting has one drawback.
a panel of five judges "The only hinderance of
r to the judging in the weightlifting is cutting my
port of figure skating, wilweight down to 177," Johnson
ranging fromrone to ten, said. "Sometimes this summer
top seven scores in each I had to cut down from 200'
n are totalled to deter- pounds."
the final team scores. The summer is no time for
nchronized swimming is Johnson to relax either. I
citing sport involving both "I work construction and it
vity and aquatics," said keeps me in good shape,"
man. "It adds an extra--- - -I
sion to the sport of swim- sss ssxs
" Let Sun's Own
MOST interesting facet Photographers
nchronized swimming to TokeYour
ectator, according to Lin- Y
i, is "the control the swim- GREETING
as of her body while per-
ng in the water medium. PICTURES A
3ms so easy and effort- ( It's not too late
st first-time fans are also SUN PHOTO
ssed with the length of
that the swimmers hold 3180 PACKARD
breath, up to 45 seconds," 2 Bks. E. of Platt
ded Lindeman.
The Sidhartha story done as an
electric Western by The Firesign
Theater comedy group?
with music by Country Joe and the Fish and j
The New York Rock Ensemble
TuiincrM MA V rC "P " D 7


hnson stated. "I train si
ys a week end wrestle tw
three days a week when
n not training for competi
There are so many tourn
nts, that to be good you mu
a year round effort,"
ohnson started his brillia
eer as a freshman in hig
ool. "I weighed 140 poun
wrestled mainly to stayi
pe for football," he said.
s a prep senior Johnson w
All-State fullback and t
nois state freestyle wrestli
mpion at 178 pounds.
fter being pressured by c
recruiters for both wre
and football, the talent
nson made his mind upc
"A combination of succes
wrestling and winning th
gh school nationals made m
an towards it," he said..
If I won then Mark Joh

-- ... 1


leads grapplers
x son did it, and if I lost then I final period to Iowa's Chris has one distant goal.
o didn't have anyone else to blame Campbell - who also nipped, '"I'm looking forward to the
n it on - and that is what I Johnson for the Big Ten title. 1980 Olympics," he said.
i- really liked," Johnson added. "Every time I hear people " summer ILdislocated
SAfter a lot of hard thinking talking about it, I want to beat "Last
Campbell so bad " John- niy shoulder in the Olympic
Johnson narrowed his college trials," he added. "I was win-
choices down to three - Michi- son said emphatically. ning and in the third period
st gan, Iowa and Northwestern. This year Johnson is off to my shoulder snapped out of
he "I chose Michigan because a perfect 5-0 start but he won't place."
nt they were defending Big Ten Ilook past upcoming opponents, "The doctrputm hould
gh champs, and they had everyone to his rematch with Campbell Thki lcebutw n suler
gh I back except at 167 pounds, February 4 in Crisler Arena. back in place but wouldnt let
n where I was wrestling," John-t "I put so much time and me conitinue to wrestle, John-
j son said. effort into wrestling, I feel son said. Thinking about e
Toh ' I deserve to win," Johnson Olympics makes me cringe.
as Throughout the year, Johnson said "If I lose I'm really Regardless of his future,
he pushes himself to work hard letting myself down." weightlifting will continue to be
ng every day. In the future after graduation, a part of him.
"The main thing that mo- l Johnson would like to keep, "No matter what I do I think
ol- tivates me is God," said training, and a head coaching: I'll always lift weights and head
st- Johnson. "As far as wrest- job at a high school would be on down to a wrestling room,"
ed ling goes, I hate to lose so "ideal." - Johnson said with a smile.
on1 much, and winning the NCAA "I coached a group of area So for now it's back to the
title is so important to me, kids at Ypsilanti High Schoolj sweatsuit, lifting weights and
sI that I'm going to put every- this summer and it is' really running, as the determined
e thing aside to get it." satisfying to coach," Johnson Johnson strives to become the
e Last year the NCAA title bare- said. "It is a riot working with best in his class - knowing his
ly eluded Johnson. He lost a little kids." dream could come true this
in- tough one point decision in the E Also in the future Johnson year.


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