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The Michigan icers fell to
Michigan State last night in
Yost Ice Arena before 7,791
fans, 6-5, when Spartan Tim'
McDonald guided the winning
goal past Wolverine goalie
Frank Zimmermat at 4:14 in
the overtime period. The win
for Michigan State gave it a
sweep in the home and home
:linched the game at 3:41 in
the third period when Kip Mau-
rer swept a soft pass from
Dave Debol past Spartan goalie
Dave Versical to give the Wol-
verines a 5-3 lead.I




par 4
The game picked up its pace
quickly in the third period when
Spartan Russ Welch broke a
2-2 tie at :14 seconds into the
period. Welch received the puck
from center Jim Cunningham
who won a face-off.
Eight seconds later Wolverine
Kris Manery tipped in a goal.
Dean Turner started the pay-
off play when he passed to Greg
Natale who took a shot that
Manery deflected in.
Thet at ,2:08 Bill Wheeler put
Michigan into the lead for the
first time of the game. Dan
Hoene took two shots in a rove,
the second one deflected tol
Wheeler, who completely miss-
ed a shot on his first attempt,

ans swee p
but managed to get a second with both teams taking crack
crack that lit the red light. at breaking the deadlock. Eac
ONCE MICHIGAN went up goalie made critical saves ii
5-3 on Maurer's goal, the pace the last half of the period.
let up until about the eight McDonald's game winning goa
minute mark into the period. came on an apparent offsid
The local icers nearly in- play that was missed by th
creased their lead to 6-3, when officials, according to Farrel
Natale fired a slap shot that A film of the game shows tha
rang the goalpost. Seconds la- State was "about three feet
ter Natale was called for trip- offsides, Farrell said.
THE SPARTANS took only sone and Farrell used differen
seven seconds to convert the strategies in the overtime peri
power play goal. Earlier in the od. Farrell only used his firs
second period, the Spartans only two lines, while Bessone use
took four seconds to. capitalize all four of his:-
on a power play. Both goals "We had trouble with the oth
were scored because of Michi- er lines," Farrell said. "In th
gan's failure in the face-off third period our other lines wer
circle. spinning their wheels."
"It was very sloppy play on The reason Bessone used a
our part. We didn't get the his lines was, "because' the
face-off," Michigan coach Dan were all skating well tonight.
Farrell said. He added, "'They are all youn
MICHIGAN STATE tied the kids. They're not gonna lear
game due to an extraordinary sitting on the bench."
effort by Ed Lubanski, who dug
out the puck in front of Zim- BESSONE AND Farrell agree
nerman and pushed it by him. that Miciigan played better las
The score came at 11:43 in the night than on Friday night.
period. "It's unfortunate the gan
From that point on the game went into overtime, because th
turned into wide open hockey i first team that gets the brea'

s wins it, -and we got the first
h break," Bessone said.
n "We played better tonight,"
Farrell said. "We didn't de-
L serve to win tonight. We had
e the game won and we couldn't
e hang on."
t Wolverines four points below
" first place Wisconsin, who swept
North Dakota this weekend.
- Michigan is two points behind
North Dakota, and sports a 9-5
il ,eague mark.
t "It was a very important
d series for us," Farrell said.
"We're in third place and we
- could have been in first."
e McDonald was voted as the
e game's first star, due to his
game-winning goal. Manery re-
ceived second honors, thanks
11 to his two goals and one as-
y sist. Cunningham finished third
in the media voting, as he scor-
g ed once and had three assists,
n including one that led to the,
game winner.

r Puckin9
- I
IM- SU rivalry
sM ho '

MICHIGAN'S DAN HOENE (21) skates with the puck past MSU's Don Siegel (25) in
first period play of last night's game. The Wolverines dropped both games of the series
with their interstate rivals, losing the second in overtime, 6-5.




uipse t


First Period
By OB MILLER Scoring: 1. MSU - Johnson (Mc-
By BOB MILR Donald, Heaslip) 11:27; 2. MICH -
It was a tale of two cities all over again when East Lansing Miller (MeCahill, Lerg) 11:43.
defeated Ann Arbor twice in hockey over the weekend. hai): MS -Benchrrison
First( in the spacious wide open pastures of Michigan State many 'men) 4:30; MICH - Natale
Vriday night, the Wolverines played to a capacity crowd of (interference) 10:25; MICH. --
Palmer (trijpping) 13:47; MICH.. -
6,483 at Munr Ice Arena. Michigan played the gracious guest 'Turner (roughing) 14:10; MICH.-
in bowing to MSU, 7-5. Natale (roughing) 15:13; MSU -
Welch (roughing) 15:13;
Then again last night, in front of 7,791 goal hungry fans, second Period
the Spartans failed to return the favor, winning in overtime, Scoring: 3. MSU -- Cunningham
(Klasinski) 5:50; 4. MICH.- Man-
6-S. ery (McCahi:l, Maurer) 10:59;
But whatever the final scores, the series was a big one for Penalties:MICH, - Wayman
(holding) 5:46; MICH. - Turner
the honor and namie of your particular school. (boarding) 7:41; MICH. - Wheel-
Large contingencies followed the teams ;n the road and their er (slashing) 10:15; MSU s- Kelly
(slashing) 10:15; MSU - Johnson
presence was felt during the action. . (interference) 12:59; MICH. -
GO GREEN, GO WHITE! EAT 'EM UP, EAT 'EM UP, RAH waymann (roughing) 17:09; MSU
RAIH RAHH! At Mu'nn, the big joke was a chicken; headless _ _
and plucked clean (albeit rubber), hanging from the rafters with
a sign on it. After each of the Spartan goals the chicken was
dangled around a cry of SIEVE! swallowed the arena.
HEROES, GO BLUE! It was more of the same at Yost. The
pep band blared out Michigan tunes after each State goal to Vc a
perk up players and fans alike.
But,. the hockey teams were only one facet of the Michigan- By HENRY ENGELHAR
Michigan State rivalry. In no other sport can fans in each city Michigan's basketball team, no
cheer at home on successive nights instead of every other month its skill and desire challengedo
as in baskeball or year as in football. before classes resume on Januar
Many Michigan students have friends at MSU, and vice
. heh f thelighte'd by a national television ap
versa. When one team wins, there is always the hope forthe nJh uy a naintson Caro
other the next night, not the next year. A home and home on January 2 against South Caro
split only intensifies the rivalry, but a sweep is embarrassing; The team's play has thus fa
doubly so if one must face a fan from the winning side after r head coach Johnny Orr. They c
the game. dour offense," said Orr, referrin
Still, a valid question to ask is if the rivalry is for the and all other college teams.
fans or the players. "When they sag on Green, Hub
"I think it's a big fan rivalry and student rivalry," six in a row," he said, descri
said Michigan coach Dan Farrell.- - proceedings in last Monday's vic
"The rivalry is there, but it's a clean rivalry, we build Vanderbilt.
our players up for it," said Amo Bessone, Spartan mentor. BUT THE TEAM has not tota
It is interesting to observe the conduct of the visiting fied their coach. "When we pl
fans. At East Lansing there was a small but noticeable throng defense, then we'll really be go
of Michigan fans. But Munn seats only 6,000 plus, then sells just got to work harder on defer
standing room tickets, so the number of tickets going to Michi- The next two games, both at h,
gan is smaller to begin with. against inferior opposition. Kent S
At Yost, the number of State fans were more apparent in Saturday and Centtl Michigan ti
their green and white. "They (Spartan fans) make more noise ing Tuesday test the Wolverine
than our fans do," said Farrell. exam week.
True, members of Amo's Army ranted and raved and had Orr may experiment a little in
a good time, vocalizing and taunting Wolverine followers. Even games. He has ideas of moving
when the band played the Let's Go Blue cheer, State fans join- center Tom Bergen to forward
ed in loudly, but changed the words to "Screw the Blue." up with Joel Thompson and pivot
Michigan fans, in the true spirit of the rivalry, start- Hubbard, providing a big front lir
ed in early on Sparty with their version of the Mickey Mouse Steve Grote say see action ata
song. Accompanied by the band, many fans trilled to the spot with Dave Baxter filling
notes of M-I-C ... K-E-Y ... S-T-A-T-EEEEE! - vacated guard position, speedin,
Even though the Wolverines lost, the fans got what they already quick Wolverine attack.
paid for. There were goals, lots of goals, a lot of chip-ins But then Orr may not fiddlea
and two wide open games. all. "When you're number one,
When it was all over, the two teams lined up to shake sure does not allow you to expe
hands, both coaches met and exchanged words, and, thus, the much," said last season's Coac
rivalry will be stored away until early March when once Year.
again the two teams square off, and every player and fan THOMPSON, the 6-8 juniorv
will have the same thought on his mind. seemingly made of Slinkys, seem

Third Period .-W
Scoring: 5. MSU - Welch (Cun-
ningham) :14; 6. MICH. - Manery By The Associated Press
(Turner, Natale) :22; 7. MICH LOS ANGELES - Freshman
Wheeler (Roene, Debol) 2:08;8. N31L2A -
MICH- - Maurer (DeBol, Manery) Rich Branning scored four
3:41; MSU - Klasinski (Cunning- oints in, the last 45 seconds
ham) 8:34; 10. MSU - Lubanskids
(Siegel, McLaughlin) 11:43; to lead seventh-ranked Notre,
Penalties: MSU - Kelly (cross Dame to an upset 66-63 college}
checking) 2:50; MI. - Natale basketball victory over the
(tripping) 8:27; MICH. - Coffman third-ranked UCLA Bruins at
(roughing) 17:28; MSU - McDon- Pauley Pavilion yesterday.
ald (roughi;g) 17:28 - Pulavdinotsrdurn
Overtime UCLA did not scbre during
Scoring: MSU - McDonald the last six minutes of thel
(Cunningham) 4:14; - game, holding a 63-60 lead at'
Savesf that point.
MICE. s sThe Bruins vent into a stall
(Zimmerman) 9 7 5 4-25 offens with 2:17 remaining
I 7,e7a 10 a14 9 2-35 when David Greenwood was.


fouled by Dave Batton. makers clinched a 72-70 college
Greenwood missed the first of basketball victory over Louis-
a one-and-one foul situation. ville.
Notre Dame recovered the f Parker, a junior guard, led
rebound and Branning drove the Boilermakers, now 4-2,
around Bruin guard Brad Hol- with 19 points and freshman
land for a layup, giving Notre center Joe Carroll added 15
Dame the lead, 64-63, with 45 points and 10 rebounds.
seconds remaining. Louisville led 41-39 at inter-
* * mission. Then Purdue wvent
ahead for good with 8:11 left
Boilermakers barely on a jumper by Carroll to make
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - it 59-57. The Boilermakers built
Purdue's Eugene Parker scor- the lead to 67-60 with 4:15 to
ed two free throws with 50 sec- go and saw it dwindle to two
onds left Saturday as the Boiler- ! points just before the final buz-'
- -----_ -- - zer.

Spartans win!!
man hit a 20-foot jump shot
as the clock ran out in over-
time to give the Michigan State


on foes


.w 3-0, has
six times
y 7, high-
r pleased
can't stop
g to any
bard hits
ibing the
tory over
ally satis-
ay better
od, we've
home, are
Stat-e next
he follow-
es during
these two
g backup
d teamed
man Phil
a forward
g up the
around at
the pres-
riment as
oh of the
with legs
s to have

moved past Bergen as the numb
backup center.
Orr, not truly satisfied with B
play, will give the team,'s tallest
a shot at forward.
"Playing against Hubbard all th
(in practice) can hurt anybody'sI
explained Orr. "It's not so much fu
The team 'gets four days off afte
with practice resuming Christina
"I can't remember the last time
home the entire Christmas Day," O
"But you get used to it. Just ce
another day." Two days later the
aboard a plane, heading for Prov
Rhode Island.
"I'd much rather be home," s
ward Tom Staton, "but as long as w
out of it a winner, it'll be worth it
Island and Texas besides the Wo
in the tournament opening the 2t
Michigan faces Rhode Island in th
ing game, while Providence plays
The next night the winners and los
matched, determining a champion
These teams are not pushovers.
Island and Providence both play
Thigh quality basketball. They are no
to be awed into submission by Mic
"I think we can give Michigan at
said Rhode Island coach Jack
Providence boasts one of New En
top players in 6-5 sharpshooting gu
New Year in Columbia, South C
while preparing for the Gamecock

test cagers
ber one The Gamecocks are in the midst of re-
building. They're very young and in-
3ergen's experienced. Alabama cleaned their clocks
player 90-66 a few weeks ago.
" - Players that could cause problems for
he time the Wolverines are 6-9, 230 center Jim
game," Graziano and 6-4 jumper a la Thompson,
n." Nate Davis.
er CMU The Wolverines head for home almost
is Day. before the first post-game commercial
I was comes on, 'ending the first part of the
rr said. season.
ey'l be CHAPTER TWO in the book that could
iencbe be a local bestseller-Road To Atlanta,
vidence' opens with Northwestern invading Crisler
aid for- Arena on Thursday, Jan. 6 to tip off the
ie come Big Ten season.
t.'"h The Wildcats are an improved squad,
Rhode led by All-American hopeful Billy Mc-
lverines Kinney, who averaged nearly 20 ppg. last
th. year. Michigan beat NU both times last
he open- year but by a total -margin of only 13
Texas. points.
sers are All six of the 'vacation' games" scare
Orr. "Anybody can beat anybody at any-
Rhode time. When you're number one every game
tough, is very important.
tf going
higan's "Every time we play now it's in papers
all over the country, when we lose it'll be
tussle," there too," said the concerned coach.
Kraft. "Other teams don't have any trouble
noland". getting up for us."

Illini squeak'
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Fresh-
man Levi Cobb scored six
point~ in the final two minutes!
and fob Juds on sank two free -
throws with three seconds re-
maining Saturday to lead Il-
linois to a 67-63 nonconference
basketball victory over Nebras-
Illinois led 59-57 with 2:17
to play when Cobb hit the first
of his three key baskets. Ne-
braska's Brian Banks hit a
jumper with seven seconds
left to again bring the Corn-
huskers within two points at
65-63, but Judson's free throws
four seconds later sealed the

Holtz new
Lou Holtz was hired Satur-
day as Arkansas' head foot-
ball coach, two days after
he resigned a similiar posi-
tion with the New York Jets
of the National Football
Holtz,'39, will succeed
Frank Broyles, whose res-
ignation became public nine
days ago, after 19 years as
head coachof the Razor-
Broyles, who will continue
as athletic director, led the
search for his successor and
recommended Holtz for the


Spartans a 54-52 non-league bas-
ketball victory qver Eastern
Michigan Saturday night.
It was Jud Heathcote's first
victory as Spartan head coach
after three losses. The Hurons
dropped to 3-2.

Nets blow Pistons
of f court, 115-88

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - John William-
son scored 30 points, 19 in the
first half, as the New York
Nets defeated the Detroit Pis-
tons 115-88 last night in a Na-
tional Basketball Association
Williamson pumped in four
>oints during the third period
as the Nets scored eight
straight to break a 57-57 tie.
Chuck Terrv had 19 points for

The Pistons, who defeated the
Nets in New York Friday night,
scored only 14 points in the
fourth quarter. Detroit's 88
points was its lowest offensive
output of the season.
Bob Lanier led the Pistons
with 20 points as Detroit
dropped its first game in its
last eight outings at home. The
victory was the Nets fourth
straight on the road and their
seventh road victory so far this

NewYork. season.

ard Joe
in the

According to Orr however, it will take : .-- -... .. ...---.*:*.-.:-...a** .... .-.:.. . . . . .
more than luck to knock off the Wol-
verines. "They'll have to play well to beat
us. Have to catch us on a bad day.We NATIONAL CONFERENCF

can play pretty well, you know."



Rams explode in second
half to dump Lions, 20-17


Special To The Daily
PONTIAC - The Los Angeles Rams explod-
ed for 17 points in the third quarter, over-
coming a 17-3 halftime deficit, to defeat
the Detroit Lions 20-17 before a Silverdome
crowd of 73,470 last night.
THE LIONS opened the scoring as Benny
Ricardo kicked a 19 yard field goal after
rookie safety James Hunter scampered 84
yards with the opening kick-off, to the Ram
4 yard line.
Hunter's run, the longest kickoff return
for the Lions since 1971, brought the ball
d6wn to the Ram 4 yard line where three
unsuccessful running plays failed to punch
the ball across the goal line.
Haden's passes of ten
Tom Dempsey hit on a 35 yard field goal
by Tom Dempsey after Cullen Bryant had
given the Rams the ball on the Lions 27, with
a 22 yard punt return 4 minutes later.
PA-cArTTm nTARTF-RACK Ir0n Pe re re-

Lion cornerback Lem Barney picked off an
errant Harris pass with 2:00 remnaining and
returned it 26 yards to the Lions 47 where
'Reed went to work again.
THE FIVE YEAR veteran from Mississippi
State connected with Charlie Sanders on three
consecutive aerials including a 36 yarder,
moving the ball to the Ram nine yard line.
Reed then hit Sanders with a touchdown"
pass with 1:04 remaining in the first half
gave the Lions a seeming comfortable 17-3
halftime lead after a Ricardo conversion.
The Rams wasted no time in,their second
half comeback, taking, the opening kickoff
and moving 65 yards to paydirt in 11 plays.
The drive was capped by a 27 yard sideline
strike from Harris to wide receiver Harold
LOS ANGELES bounced right back, as
Linebacker Isiah Robertson intercepted a
Reed pass and returned it nine yards to the
Lions 36, setting up a 32 yard field goal by
nt-.m mwh 1-l.eft in nlav in the third

Eastern Division
p-Baltimore 10 3 0
p-New England 10 3 0
Miami 6 8 0
N.Y. Jets 3 10 0
I Buffalo 2 11 0
Central Division
4 W L T
x-Pittsburgh 10 4 0
Cincinnati 9 4 0
Cleveland 9 4 0
Houston 59S0
western Division
x-Oakland 12 1 0
Denver. 8 5 0
San Diego 6 7 0
Kansas City 4 9 0
Tampa Bay 0 13 0
Cincinnati at New York Jets
St. Louis at New York Giants
Seattle at Philadelphia
New England atTampa Bay.
Green Bay at Atlanta
Buffalo at Baltimore




Pct. St. Louis.
.769 N.Y. Giants
.769 Philadelphia
.231 Cen
.154 x-M nnesota
Pct. Chicago
.692 Green Bay
.692 wes
x-Los Angeles
'Pct. San Francisco
,923 New Orleans
.615 Atlanta
.462 Seattle
.308 x-cined
A000 p--clinched I
today's Games

terrn Divsion
II. 2
9 4
9 4
3 10
3 10
tral Division
11 2
7 6
4 9
tern Division
9 3
7 6
4 9
4 9
2 11
division title
playoff spot



Denver at Chicago
Cleveland at Kansas City
San Francisco at New Orleans
washington at Dallas
San Diegp at Oakland


Duke 65, Richmond 63
Nor-h Carolina State 83,
Nevada-Reno 70
Kentucky 90, Kansas 63
Ohio U. 85, Marietta 72
Purdue 72, Louisville 70
Cincinnati 122, St. Joseph's, Ind. 78
Clemson 133, Tennessee Tech 78
Harvard 49, Fordham 48
Princeton 46, St: Joseph's 43

NCAA Division II Final
Pioneer Bowl
Montana State 24, Akron 13
NAIA Division I Championship
Texas A&I 26, Central Arkansas 0
Bicentennial Bowl
South Carolina St. 26, Norfolk St. 10
Mnnesota 29,, Miami 7
Pittsburgh 1, Houston 0



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