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TEiursday,'September 18, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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20-20 Hindsight
By JEFF SCHILLER--

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The recruiters cheat .

. .

. .. and the innocent suffer
We enforce the law strangely in America. Our efforts to
control crime center around stiffening penalties and ballyhooing
new detection techniques as opposed to eliminating loopholes in
the law. It's designed to petrify potential criminals.
So it should come as no great surprise that the NCAA, hard-
ly an advertisement for innovative bureaucracy should espouse
similar tactics. Illegal recruiting is dealt with by strict proba-
tionary status for the school involved and a lot of self-righteous
publicity.
The problem is that it doesn't work. There's as much illegal-
ity now as ever before - in fact the NCAA has publicly admitted
to receiving more complaints than ever. And the confessed sins
of University of Minnesota basketball program make clear that
the current violations are even more flagrant.
What incentive is there to stop, when you think about it,
though? The rules are structured so that the guilty parties
are virtually unpunishable. The institutions, other members
of the squads in violation, and the fans are the ones who suf-
fer for the cheaters' sins.
Take poor Jim Dutcher for example. The former Michigan
assistant inherits a Minnesota basketball program which faces
severe penalties as a result of the recruiting "techniques" em-
ployed by former Coach Bill Musselman. The squad has been
wiped clean of violators, yet the remaining innocents will bear
the punishment.
Musselman and some of his chief recruits, meanwhile are
enjoying lucrative financial rewards in pro basketball.
On the other side, one can envy Bill Foster. The Duke head
coach cleared out of Utah just as the curious case of Tom Ber-
gen was beginning to unfold (Bergen, now at Michigan, was
found to have had his transcript tampered without his knowledge).
No discipline to Foster - in fact, the only one hurt was Bergen
who ran into the Big Ten's "sit-out" rule for transfers and was
ineligible last year.
And if the coaches don't cheat blatantly, they can often
put pressure on the alumni to do so. The Michigan State
investigation was brought out in the open by purchases made
by a prospective athlete on an alumnus' credit card. Ob-
viously, the NCAA can't touch the alumns.
Part of the problem might be rectified by extending the law
so that it covers at least the athletes involved. As it stands now,
an athlete can often maintain his eligibility despite having taken'
illegal gifts.
The law can be extended to coaches too. While it is difficult
to see how a case like Musselman can be dealt with in the ab.
sence of a radical structural change, certainly Foster and others
could be prevented from both flouting the rules and plying their
trade.
Or perhaps a radical structural change is necessary to
involve the alumni as well. One could place college athetics
under the control of a federal agency and make illegal induce-
ments subject to bribery charges. This plan would have the
additional advantage of eliminating some of the squabbling be-
tween organizations that has characterized amateur sports in the1
past.
Actually, there is a simpler solution. Cut down the number
of people to whom winning is all-important. Give the coaches
some sort of job security (perhaps a tenure type arrange-
ment) -- to those who claim it stagnates a program, the rec-
ord of Michigan teams who have never in recent memory
fired a coach is sufficient counter.
Cut the costs of running a program to appeal to the athletic
directors. Probably one-third of those now on football scholar.
ship will never crack the Wolverine depth chart. Don't tell me
about the need for scout team players, look at the turnout for
JV basketball every year.
And eliminate the equation that winning equals big crowds.
The early Mets were terrible, but they always drew large audi-
ences. Fans like entertainment - they're bored by games that
are over early. Watch the people around you at the North-
western game and judge for yourself.
Oh well, it's probably just a dream. Almost nobody believes
that you can survive without winning or win without surviving.
So, illegal recruiting will most likely continue until it becomes
a violation of federal law. After all, what's to stop it?
Major League Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 77 75 .507 10%
East Chicago 73 80 .477 15
V L Pet. GB Montreal 66 85 .437 21
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From Wire Service Reportsf:..._......
BOSTON--Mike Tor-
rez posted his 19th victory andD *
Tommy Davis contributed a
home run and two singles asp o
the Baltimore Orioles raised 'ter m i a L g e s
their American League East
title hopes by defeating the NIGHT EDITORS:
Boston Red Sox 5-2 Wednesday DURANCEAU & LANGE
night for a split of their crucial
two-gam e series.". ..::::......... :.:::.....
The Orioles backed Torrez, Horton drove in his 90th run of
19-8, with a 13-hit attack as the the season and Rookie Billy
Orioles climbed back to within Baldwin hit his fourth homer to
4% games of the Red Sox. Bos- help Joe Coleman to his first
ton's magic number remained shutout of the year Wednesday
at seven. Any combination of night and give the Detroit
Boston victories and Baltimore Tigers a 4-0 victory over the
losses totaling seven will give Cleveland Indians.
the Red Sox the division title. Coleman, enduring his worst
Davis, Baltimore's designated season, raised his record to 10-
hitter, belted his sixth homer 17 with a seven - hitter. He
and added two singles while struck out four and walked one.
Brooks Robinson contributed Horton doubled home Ben Og-
three singles to the Orioles' as- livie in the third and scored
sault. with one out when Tom Very-
Following Davis' homer in the zer singled off loser Roric
third, Baltimore went ahead to Harrison, 7-7. Singles by Gary
stay in the fourth when Don Sutherland and Oglivie plus a
Baylor singled, stole second and ground-out by Aurelio Rodri-
continued to third on catcher guez got Detroit a run in the
Carlton Fisk's throwing error first inning as the Tigers snap-
and scored on Ellie Hendrick's ped a five-game losing streak.
single. * * * Baldwin just barely got his
homer over the left field fence
Tigers triumph with two out in the seventh
D E T R O I T - Willie inning.

AP Photo,
Fred Lynn, star rookie center-fielder of the Boston Red Sox, is nailed at second on a throw
from Oriole catcher Elrod Hendricks to second-baseman Bobby Grich during an attempted
steal in the first inning of last night's game in Boston. The Birds prevailed, 5-2, narrowing
the Bosox lead in the Eastern Division of the American League to 4% games.

FRANKLIN TO START

Lion:).
By LARRY ENGLE
Preparing for this Sunday's
opener against the Green Bay
Packers in Milwaukee, the De-
troit Lions are oozing the confi-
dence felt in the training camps
of all professional sports.
Featuring a defensive unit
which depends heavily upon co-
hesive team play, the Lions be-
lieve they will improve on last
year's 7-7 mark. Out of the pre-
season juggling, Coach Rick
Forzano has settled on a defen-
sive alignment which includes
Billy Howard and Ken Sanders
at end with Larry Hand to pair
with Herb Orvis at tackle.
The remainder of the defend-
ers, led by a revitalized Lem
Barney at cornerback, are in-
tact from last year's squad.
The offensive unit will be
much less experienced than
its defensive counterpart. Due

set

to the losses of outstanding
wide receiver Ron Jessie, who
played out his option and went
to the Los Angeles Rams, and
a severe knee injury which
has sidelined flanker Larry
Walton, the Lions find them-
selves with a shortage of prov-
en veterans at the wide re-
ceiver positions.
However, the brightest star in
the otherwise rather dismal 2-4
pre-season, has been Dennis
Franklin. Originally drafted as
a possible wide receiver, defen-
sive back or running back, the
former Michigan quarterback
and sixth round draft pick has
worked his way into the start-
ing lineup.
Denny snared 10 passes in the
pre-season, one good for a touch-
down, and, according to Lion
Publicity Manager, E 11 i o t t
Trumbull, "has looked very

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SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Knee sidelines King

Michigan lost veteran quick'
tackle Steve King yesterday
and Head Coach Bo Schem-
bechler said that split end Rick
White will probably watch the
home opener with Stanford this
Saturday from the sidelines.
King, a 6-5, 245 pound all-Big
Ten selection, reinjured a sore
knee that was aggravated in
last Saturday's 23-6 victory over
Wisconsin and could be out for
four weeks. The fifth year tac-
kle underwent surgery to the
same knee last year and missed
spring drills.
Mike Kenn, a 6-6 245 pound
sophomore will move from the
strong tackle to fill the vacan-
cy.
White, the Wolverines start-
ing split end, also suffered a
sore knee in last week's con-
test, and will only play in an
emergency. Keith Johnson,
who was switched to defensive
back this fall, will return to
split end for the Stanford
game.
Bear thwarted
NEW ORLEANS - A federal
appeals court has blocked an
Alabama judge's ruling that

college football traveling teams
may have 60 players instead of
being limited to 48.
The fifth U. S. Circuit Court
of appeals order suspended the
temporary injunction granted
to Alabama Coach Bear Bryant
after a hearing before U. S.
Dist. Judge Sam C. Pointer Jr.
in Tuscaloosa Sept. 8.
The NCAA said in Kansas
City that the rule would not be
applicable to games this week-
end but would be in effect for
games of Sept. 27.
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DEMONSTRATION

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Baltimore 85 66 .563 4%
New York 78 73 .517 11%
Cleveland 72 75 .490 15,
Milwaukee 64 89 .418 26N
Detroit 56 95 .371 331j
West
Oakland 92 59 .609 -
Kansas City 84 67 .556 8
Texas 71 79 .484 19
Minnesota 71 77 .48019%
Chicago 71 79 .473 20,
California 67' 84 .447 24!A
Wednesday's Games
Chicago 3, Oakland 2
Detroit 4, Cleveland 0
Minnesota 2, Kansas City 1
California 3, Texas 2
New York 6, Milwaukee 5, It
innings
Baltimore 5, Boston2
Today's Games
Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:15 pm.
Cleveland at Detroit, 8:00 pm.
Oakland at Chicago, 9:00 pm.
California at Texas, 9:00 pm.
Only games scheduled
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San Diego
Atlanta
Houston

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Last Night's Results
San Francisco 4, Atlanta 1
Pittsburgh 9, Philadelphia 6
Cincinnati 10, Houston 1
Chicago 5, New York 2
Montreal 6, St. Louis 3
San Diego at Los Angeles, inc.

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