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Friday, January 23, 1976


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By TOM DURANCEAU WCHA competition on 17 goals
The WCAs de sand 11 assists. DeBol has 25
The WCHA's top defensivepots on 15 goals and 10 assists.
team, the Minnesota Gophers, Look for a new first line with
invade Yost Ice Arena this Lkfr__e frtliewt
The W olverine bench... weekend for a key game with Gary Morrison and BenKawa
wekfensforv eyxpamsie'with-on the wings and freshman Dan
the~ offensivelyexlsvMihiaWovrnsadwth e OT Cormier at center, replacing
..no bit players here IaW rines-and watch the Morretto. The rest of theMi
NIGHTEDITORSigan lines will remain intact for
By RICH LERNER The G o p h e r s boast the TOM U NIA KTHY Hthe Minnesota series, barring
CHAIN is only as strong as its weakest link. A basketball league's leading goaltender in NK YEinjuries.
team is only as strong as its bench. Michigan's bench is junior Jeff Tscherne. Tscherne,
among the nation's best this year. Consequently, the Wolverines from Edina, Minnesota, has the iWHEN IT comes right down
rate as one of the nation's basketball.powers. st goa, gsivi up a stin eight goals and 15 assists for kies, the Wolverines must sweep tths seha
On several occasions the Wolverine substitutes have provided 2.75 goals a game in 12 games.23 points also. this series. The Wolverines then good go astending.Michigan has
the impetus for victory. Leading the charge have been sophomore THE IMPORTANCE of this Dakota estat Mchiga n t ch the edge offensively; the Goph-
reserves Joel Thompson and David Baxter. In the season opener TSCHERNE HAS made 355 series to the Michigan hockey ers dominate defensively.
against Vanderbilt, the Commodores were giving Michigan a saves in the 12 games he has season is readily apparent when The Wolveries match the The big questions are whether
tough time in the early going. Thompson and Baxter stepped in, played. In comparison, Mich- one looks at the upcoming strong Minnesota defense with Michigan can score against the
to score eight first-half points apiece, sparking the Blue to a igan's Robbie Moore has a 4.2 schedule. an explosive offense led by Gopher defense and whether
37-26 intermission lead and an eventual 90-63 win. goals per game average and has The Gophers are now in sec- sophomore center Dave DeBol Minnesota can score at all. The
The scenario was the same against La Salle. Baxter hit made 536 saves i 17 games. ond place in the WCHA, only and forward Kris Manery. checking should be fierce n this
for nine points and Thompson controlled the boards to lift Not only do the Gophers have i one point, behind firstgplace sHE i eries, with both games begin-
Michigan to an 86-71 win over the scrappy Explorers, the best goalie in the league, i Michigan Tech. Michigan is!TH LOSS o f All-American ning at 7:30.
Michisear we look d to puver ttingrpiy oursrbs saidthey have given upta total of presently tied for third place Angie Morretto will hurt the ,Other WCHA action will find
This year we look forward to putting in our sub said only 57 goals all year in league with Michigan State, six points Wolverines, especially in the Michigan State at Colorado
assistant coach Bill Frieder. Last year it was out of necessity."playbehind first place Tech. slot, but the rest of the team is North Dakota at Denver, Tech
Frieder is not the only one who looks forward to their entry piu To have a chance t catch capable of taking up the slack at Wisconsin, and Notre Dame
into the game. Thompson has become a crowd favorite at Criser Helping out Tscherne is a big, te Gophers and then the Hus Manery has 28 points in at Minnesota-Duluth.
Arena. Playing like an electric kangaroo with a short circuit, the physical defensive corp headed
forward from Flint has won the hearts of countless fans with his by junior Russ Anderson (6-2 T
reckless style of play. Whether he's inducing ooohs and aaahs 210) and exciting Reed Larson To CLOSE)THIS SUMMER:
with a spectacular leap to block an opponent's shot, or turning (60, 185).
groans to cheers by swishing a 25-footer, Thompson breeds Minnesota also boasts some,
excitement on the basketball court. other big boys that could givef
Standing 6-7, not including a seven-inch Afro that makes him the Wolverines t r o u b 1 e thisr /M a w a itin g (
intimiates . weeken.JeBkr nte L E / ' ' 1W U ~ ~ ~ 4
that much more imposing, Thompson otimidates apposing defenseman is 6-3, 210 and Tony
shooters with his tremendous jumping ability. Also a fine left- Dorn is also 6-3, 210.a
handed shooter, he demonstrated his potential in the Wolverines' (Continued from Page 1) crease construction time, but the Hoover Street facility in the
win over Wisconsin, corralling seven rebounds and pumping in THE GOPHERS do not have Other repairs include repair would also increase costs. fall, and fear that any postpone-
18 points, from long and short range. a high scoring team. They have and replacement of lights in A third option proposed was ment of repairs would increase
"Right now, Joel is playing well," said Johnny Orr. "He's only scored 76 goals in the the paddleball and s q u a s h to. close the Hoover Street fa- damage to the old building.
more aggressive on the boards, and moving around much WCHA, w h i 1 e Michigan has courts. Minor renovations may cility for a three month period
more actively without the ball." turned the red light on 98 times' be in store as well, depending from June 1 to September 1. Stevenson hopes to offset
" ot eplesay tha I've improvedin the league, second only to on the amount of available This proposal, however, would some of the inconvenience of
"A lot of people say that I've improved,"Thompsonsaid, Michigan Tech with 102 goals. involve increased expenditure the temporary closing by open-
"it's just that I feel more relaxed. Last year I was kind of tight; The Gophers' leading scorers ybecause of the substantial over- ing the Coliseum over the sum-
this year I feel I can play like I want. The trip to Egypt helped are their three captains, rignt The proposal to close the time pay that would be neces- mer for basketball, and mak-
(Thompson was the leading scorer during the Wolverines' seven- wing Warren Miller, center Tom building from May 1 to Septem- sary to complete the project ing the Matt Mann and Mar-
game tour last August). It gave me a chance to play a lot, and Vannelli, and left wing Pat ber 1 was one of several alter- in time. garet Bell Pools availablefor
get used to playing our style of ball. Last year I didn't get in ppen. s natives presented to ACRICS by Stevenson opposed a proposal mural Pool.
that much." goals and 14 assists Vannelli Edward Dougherty and Paul to postpone renovations until
While Thompson's flashy style has made him thepet of the as 10 goals and 13 ssists for Spardlin at the meeting held at after the construction of the The prime inconvenience will
Crisler fans, Baxter is the least appreciated of the Wolverines. 23 points and Pat Phippen has Waterman Gymnasium. Dough- North Campus Recreation Build- be paddleball and squash court
Primarily a shooter in high school, the 6-2 Detroiter has success- erty is assistant to the Vice ing and the Central Campus users who will be without a
fully made the transition to playmaker in college. His value to wiePresident for Academic Affairs Recreational Building. facility from May 1 to July 1
the teamdishnotrhisitont totalbut ryater he.is fpaperdefens e # while Spardlin is the director of when the Central Campus Build-
the team is not his point total, but rather his flypaper defense, BILLBOARD Plant Extension. Both buildings are scheduled
assists and low total of turnovers. to be completed by July 1, al will be opened.
."As third guard, my job is to come off the bench, come One other option was to main-| though the construction of the s : m ..a.i
in, and give the team a spark-maybe that's getting a few Golf team tryout meeting: tain the use of the buildingINorth Campus Building is run-,
steals or a couple of baskets, or just getting the offense to- Anyone who wants to work on throughout the entire period of ning behind schedule and might Big Ten
g r Baxter explained. I think I'm a good guy to have the University of Michigan golf renovation, which would be ex- not be completed until fall.
onether,"amBasxfr asxproing teak'm spi. gteam must be present at 4 tended to a full year. Accord- Stevenson's objection stem- Stand in s
on the team as far as promoting team spirit." p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 at the ing to Spardlin and Dougherty, med from concern for the in-
"He's our third guard, not a substitute," said Orr. "He's a U-M golf course club house. this proposal would not only in- convenience created by closing Conf. All
steady player, ekcellent shooter, plays good defense and is good !-_ - -- --- W L W L - _ - -----
on the fast break." Indiana 6 0 150
Versus Northwestern, Baxter came in, ran the offense and'gp MICHIGAN 5 1 11 3
poured in 12 points while helping to hold Billy McKinney to 16 3VgPurdue 41
points at the opposite end of the floor. Baxter, just what the "Now 3 2 123
doctor ordered as a third guard, aspires to start. Northwestern 3 4 78:
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"I'd like to be a starter. There's not that much difference Minnesota I2o4f9e'tr u6e"
Mich. State 2 4 6 9
matter of the five guys that play together the best. I'd like.Mic.Sae2 4 6 71
to fit in and be a starter. I don't think any athlete should be By PATRICK RODE and Illinois are much improved them up to 150 pounds. Joan- Whisonsine 5 8 9
satisfied, whether he's fifth guard or first guard. You can always This weekend the Michigan and with our weakened line-up nesen noted, "We could easily
improve." wrestling team will be put to we'll have to work hard.' - lose the first three matches. I
The Wolverines' bench strength is not limited to Baxter the test against some tough Big hope it's tie going into 150; that %m
Ten opposition. The matmen OSU BOASTS seven returners way we'll win."
and Thompson. Alan Hardy, Tom Bergen and Tom Staton give face an . injury-laden Purdue featuring Andy DeSabito Wvho - o o,
Orr more depth than at any time since his tenure at Michigan team today and they will en- wrestleR at 142 pounds and took GARY MATLOCK at 113, and
began in 1968. counter Illinois and Ohio State fourth in the Big Ten last year. freshman Kevin Puebla, a 176-
Last year's Most Valuable Player in Detroit's Public School in a double dual meet on Satur- Outstanding sophomore Paul1 lb. high school All-American,
League, Hardy has performed well when given the chance. An day. Both meets are to be held Luther will handle 167-lb. duties, will be two tough competitors
excellent shot blocker, the 6-6 forward broke into double figures at Crisler beginning at 4 p.m. and seasoned heavyweight For- in the lower weights.
against Dayton..Purdue comes to town with rest Waugh will also be tough.! Also providing muscle will be
Bergen, a 6-9 transfer from Utah, has been improving six regulars out of the line-up Extremely capable Kevin Quig- freshman Al Sullivan at 134,
steadily in the pivot, including 150-lb. All-American ley, who finished third in the Andy King, brother of former
"He's done an excellent job when Phil (Hubbard) has been Alan Houser who is out with a Big Ten and just missed the Michigan captain Mark King, at
i en foxtrul," rad jbw P (bb )hse broken rib. nationals, will provide a Threat 142, and brothers Randy and
in foul trouble," Orr said.. The stiffest competition will at 190 pounds. Doug Chirico, both seasoned
When Hubbard was forced to the bench with four fouls in be provided by All-American Illinois, the most improved veterans at 150 and 158 pounds
the first half of the Indiana game, Bergen entered and Bernie Barrile at 167-lbs. who team in the Big Ten, is rough, resoectively.
promptly picked up four points, blocked two shots and forced was fourth in the nation last especially in the lower weights. The upper weights are 'ela-
a turnover in one brief stint. year. The only other returner The Illini already have h aten tively weak and the Blue will
The competition in practice sessions is intense. No player's from last year is heavyweight the Division Two national cham- have to win all of them. Heavy-
spot is secure. Dave Scott. pions, 19-17. weight Kevin Pancratz, fourth
While Michigan's depth pts pressure on the starters in pra- TAw To defeat the Illini, the hOI in the Big Ten last year, will be
.THE MICHIGAN line-up willverines must stay even- with a threat also.

MICHIGAN FORWARD Bill Thayer is mashed into the
boards by Minnesota-Duluth's All-American candidate de-
fenseman Dave Langevin during a recent game with the
Bulldogs. Michigan meets the Minnesota Gophers this week-
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tice, it eases the load on the starters in game situationsua
"The guys on the bench do the job just as well as the und . Ie canges ftsy
starters," said John Robinson. "You don't have to worry so night freshman Amos Goodlow
much about committing that fifth foul and you don't have to re-injured his knee and will not
worry about getting tired. wrestle this weekend.
Taken as a conglomerate, the Michigan reserves are averag- Taking his place will be Greg
ing 16.4 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game. The Haynes who normally wrestles
Wolverines are deeper than both Purdue and Indiana. The at 118 lbs. Karl Briggs, an 142
Hoosiers' top substitute, Wayne Radford, is not nearly as effective pounder, rwillwrestle against
as the players he replaces, nor are Purdue's top reserves, Jerry th. weagerkPurdeIaa
Sichting and Gerald Thomas. And as the Big Ten race moves lbs. giving Mark Curla hn
opportunity to restupfr ythe
into high gear, the contribution a team receives from its bench! tougher teams on Saturday.
will take on greater and greater importance. Michigan's bench Michigan coach Bill Johan-
strength could mean the difference in the quest for the conference nesen said, "Both Ohio State

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Boston 5, Buffalo 3
Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 3
New York Islanders 8, Detroit 1
Philadelphia 7, Atlanta 2
Cleveland 109, Seattle 99
Washington 109, New Orleans 86
Virginia 128, St. Louis 117
Penn State will open its 1975
football season at home against
Pitchers on the 1975 New
York Met roster show a major
league record of 56 wins and 75
losses during 1974.

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