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Wednesday, FebruQry 4, ~ 976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY T'age 5even

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.: Spectators
Winter Olympics ..."
i.,woeful, wonderful'
]FOR A SPAN. of just two weeks once every four years the
finest athletes in the world are brought together to compete
in the Olympics and be recognized before a global audience. No
other athletic event can boast this same grandeur or appeal
for athletic excellence. No other athletic event can boast a
tradition that reaches back to 776 B.C.
I can still recall the awe that grew in my six-year-old
imagination when 'my father told me that he had been in the
Olympics. Dad, not the kind to deflate the admiration of his
youngest, had excelled, so he claimed, in the decathalon.
While I have since grown wary of such fictions, I still
cultivate a certain reverential feeling about the games that
surpasses the excitement generated by any other athletic event.
The Twelfth Winter games of the Modern Olympics begin
today in Innsbruck, Austria, and will be brought into our
living rooms through the benevolence of ABC 'sports. For
multiple reasons, at no time in the next four years will I
watch with such eagerness figure skating, downhill skiing and
even luging and biathlon. So what if I never watch the former
two sports and had never heard of the latter two. It's the
Olympics and I'will watch, and, strangely, will enjoy.
Admittedly, the Olympics fall far short of the ideals they
symbolize. Even the ancient Games were marred, as history
documents, by incidents of cheating and bribery.
Unfortunately, politics and professionalism continue to mar
the ideal aims of modern competition.
There has never been a more tragic or blatent use of the
Olympics as a political forum than the Arab terrorism at the
1972 Olympics at Munich. The global publicitiy of the games make
it an ideal stage for expression of this type.
But politics has been expressed in other ways over the'
years. Rhodesia and South Africa, for example, were barred
from Olympic competition in 1968 and 1972 after boycotts
were threatened from nations that opposed their racist
The political aspect of the Olympics is certainly bolstered
by the intense nationalism. Athletes compete not simply as
individuals but as representatives of a nation. Though the-
Olympic committee discourages it, unofficial records are kept
of what country dominates the games in terms of medals won.
The concept of amateurism,
very basic in Olympic tradition,
______________has often been abused if not
totally ignored. The Russians
have often been blamed for this
kind of abuse but in almost
every country the definition of
amateur is strained as athletes
must be supported in training.
Yet, should professionalism be allowed, wealth would not only
dominate the Games in a greater degree, but the spirit of
athletics , the gatisfaction of competition and the pride of victory
as ends in themselves might be lost.
Another Olympic problem, no more nor less correctible,
iil be the seemingly unavoidable blunders. One cahuot help
but recall the boo-boos involving Americans in Munich.
* Rick DeMont lost his gold medal after he was discovered to
have taken a drug for asthma, though he had specified it to the
U.S. Olympic Committee.
0 Sprinters Eddie Hart and Rey Robinson missed their chance
at the Olympics when they were absent at their trials because
they were misinformed about the time of the race.
* Finally, the Americans were defeated in basketball on a
highly controversial series of events giving the Russian team three
opportunities to inbound the ball in the last three seconds,
enablig them to win the game.
But the Winter Olympics should also create a few legends,
like another Jean-Claude Killy, Peggy Flemming, or Ard Schenk.
The excitement and entertainment and the attempt at an inter-
national ideal are in any case well worth the problems and
ineptitude that seem to endure.



Bowling Green,


By PAUL CAMPBELL that we were able to get up for'
Dave DeBol scored two third the game and put on a respect-
period goals and Michigan sur- able performance."j
vived a handful of Bowling There were many bright}
Green comebacks to nip the spots for the Wolverines. The
Falcons 7-6 in a non-league en- brightest was the play of the
counter last night at Yost Ice Bill Thayer - Dan Cormier -
Arena. Dan Hoene line. They ac-
After two periods the game counted for three of Michi-'
was tied 4-4. But Jack Laine gan's goals, as their fore-
gave the BeeGees their only checking style of play paid
lead of the night only one min- off in many in-close chances.
ute and ten seconds into the Don Dufek, finally finished
final stanza. with the trappings of the foot-
Michigan roared back, get- ball season, saw his first ac-1
ting tallies from DeBol, Dan _ . _
Hoene, and Bill Thayer in a
span of three minutes to take ID LHe )oFs it
a two .goal lead..I PHILADELPHIA (R)-For-
The Falcons, who scored all mer Detroit P i s t o n -Dave
but one of their goals while they Bing led a final-period rally
were on the short end of the that carried the East to a
score, responded as Bruce New-:' 123-109 victory over the West
ton tipped in a Steve Douglass in the NBA All-Star Game
slap shot. But DeBol, who once last night. Bing was named
again displaying his incredible the game's MVP.
hockey sense around the net, -
got a stick on the rebound of tion of the season. Although he
a Greg Natale slap shot to re- saw only about three minutes of
establish a two goal advantage ice time, the return of the pop-
for Michigan. ular winger is bound to help'
Newton got a rebound 'goal the Wolverines in the long run.
just over a minute later, but. it "It would have been unfair
was not enough as the Wolver- to Don to put him into a game
ines turned aside a last minute like this for a long time," said
desperation shot to insure the Farrell. "If we were ahead
victory, by three or four goals, he
"It was a well played game," would have seen more time."
commented Michigan coach The only disappointment for
Dan Farrell after the finish. Farrell was that "we gave up
"Both teams played hard, and too many goals. But it seemed
there was some knocking that the puck was just bounc-
around, but it was a very clean ing right for the offense all
game. I'm proud of the fact night."

Bowling Green coach Ron
Mason echoed Farrell's views.!
"It seemed that every break
was being turned into a score""f
noted the amiable Falcon men-:
tor. "But I guess that's whatI
college hockey is all about. N6
team seems to concentrate on
defense anymore."
The Falcons, who hold
down first place in the Cen-
tral Collegiate Hockey Asso-
ciation, have proved that
they can compete with
WCHA teams. Theybeat No-
tre Dame 5-0 in December
and gave the Wolverines all
they could handle last night.
"I think that they could playt

in the WCHA and do fairly
well," observed Wolverine wing
Ben Kawa. "But I know that
we're better than them."
Mason feels his team would
fare well in the WCHA. "We
tried to play down the inter-
league rivalry aspect of this
game, but the players seemed
to become more and more
aware of it as the game went
on. And all things considered,
I think we did fairly well."
Only 3310 people showed up
for the midweek game. How-
ever, you could shut your eyes
and imagine that the' arena
was full because there was a
very large BG contingent mak-
ing more than 'their share of
Michigan's overall record
now stands at 17-11, while
Bowling Green maintains a fine
16-4-1 mark. The Falcons get
their final taste of WCHA com-
petition next week as they en-
tertain Notre Dame in a, re-


SCORING: 1. M-Coffman (Mau- 1
rer, D. Lindskog) 15:33.
PENALTIES: 1. BG -MacDonald!
(elbowing) 2:57; 2. M - Palmer
(cross-checking) 11:12; 3. BG -
Titanic (charging) 17:55; 4. M--
McCahili (elbowing) 17:55.
SCORING: 2. BG-Easton (Mac-1
Donald) 5:35; 3. M-D. Lindskogl
(Maurer, Miller) 7:53; 4 BG--Mar-
kell (Wells, Thomas) 8:38; 5. M-
Thayer (unassisted) 8:54; 6. BG-]
Wels (MavLity) 19:25, pp.
JPENALTIES:, 5.HG - Hartman

(slashing) 1:43; 6. M - Morrison
(misconduct) 5:17; 7. BG-Titanic
(interference) 10:30; 8. M-Coffman
(cross-checking) 17:53.
SCORING: 7. BG --Laine (Hart-
man, Mavity) 1:10; 8. M-Hoene
(Cormier, Thayer) 4:06; 9. M-DeBol
(Coffman, T Lindskog) 5:24; 10.
M=-Trhayer (Hoene, Cormier) 7:09;
11. BG-B. Newton (Douglass, Eas-
ton) 13:18; 12. M-DeBol (Natale,
McCahil) 15:30, pp; 13. BG-B.
Newton (Hartman) 16:39.
PNNALTIES: 9. BG - Douglass
(hooking) 14:20.

Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
MICHIGAN RIGHT-WINGER Bill Thayer (25) passes to
teammate Kris Manery (19). Thayer, a sophomore, was
accurate with both his passes. and his shots last night, col-
lecting two goals and an assist. Manery, a junior, did not
score but played another fine game as the Wolverines hung
on to beat Bowling Green 7-6.

Women cagers beaten.

Attendance: 3310

10 17
10 14

3 Tot.
11 38
5 29

by big Broncos,

Despite 22 points by Mich-
igan's Lydia Sims, defending
state champion Western Mich-
igan defeated the women's bas-i
ketball team 70-61 at Crisler
Arena last night.1
"We avoided running with
them most of the game. We only
ran with them two or threel
minutes, and that's where they
beat us," said Michigan Coach;
Carmel Bordets.
With Michigan up by three,
with 13 minutes to go, the Bron-i
cos quickened the pace and led1
by seven only five minutes later,

WMU OPENED up a 14 point
lead with a little less than three
minutes to go, but the Wolver-
ines never gave up. "We hit a
dead spot, but kept on fight-
ing," said Borders. "The girls
did real well, and I'm very
proud of them. Western is the
finest team in the state. They
just out-muscled us on the
Michigan trailed only 36-35 at
halftime but was outrebounded
30-16. The half was highlighted
with 18 points from Sims who
displayed a crowd-pleasing, be-
hind the b--k dribble, left-hand-
ed layup ove to go with her
dazzling outside shooting.

Concerned at halftime, West-
ern Coach Fran Ebert told herI
team to "continue to get inside
position on the boards and start
getting back on defense."
EBERT described the Mich-
igan team as the toughest so
far in the state. "They're the
first team in the state we've
played that's been completely
well-prepared," she said.
Western, now 8-2, lost only to
Indiana State and the University
of Indiana by a total of five
Besides Sims, two other Wol-
verines scored in double figures.


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The Top Twenty


By The Associated Press

By United Press International
Team Points

1. Indiana (60) 18-0
2. Marquette 16-1
3. Las Vegas (1) 23-0
4. N Carolina 15-2
5. Maryland 15-3'
6. washington 17=1
7. Rutgers 16-0
8. Tennessee 16-2
9. UCLA 15-3
10. N. Carolina State 14-3
11. Notre Dame 12-4
12. St. John's 15-2
13 Missouri 17-2
14. Alabama 13-3
15. Princeton 12-3
16. Cincinnati 15-3
17. Wes. Michigan 16-0
18. Centenary 18-3
19. Virginia Tech 15-3
20. N. Texas State 16-2


1. Indiana (42)
2. Marquette
3 N. Carolina
4. Nev.-Las Vegas
5. Washington
6. Maryland
7. Rutgers
8. Tennessee
10. (Tie) N.C. State
10. (Tie) Missouri
12 Notre Dame
13. St. John's N.Y.
15. Alabama
16. Utah
17 Louisville
18. Oregon St.
19. (Tie- Princeton
19. (Tie) Cincinnati



Melinda Fertig tossed in 16
points and Carol Klomperens
ripped the cords for 10, but it
wasn't enough to offset a game-
high 25 points by Bronco Phyllis
MICHIGAN'S C a t h y Young
led both teams in rebounding
with 11.
The ball handlers passed out
16 assists and raced away with >
12 steals, but hit. on only 29 ofI
73 shots for a 39.7 shooting per-
The Wolverines will be back
in action this weekend at Chai-
paign, Illinois. Borders expects
tough competition in the tour-i
nament, especially from OSU
and Michigan State.
The loss dropped the women's
season record to 5-2.

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U.S. icers trounce Slavs

- m m ----'-- ia -

INNSBRUCK (M - The young
and determined United States
hockey team outgunned Yugo-
slavia 8-4 last night to enter the
Olympic medal tournament and
begin to dream the "impossible
dream" of beating the heavily
favored Russians.
,The Americans will face the
Russians Friday in the first
round of the six-nation medal
tournament. E a c h national
team plays the other once, and
the Americans have slight hopes'
of winning the bronze medal
behind the Russians and Czechs.,
WITHOUT THE. victory yes-
terday the Americans could not
have competed for a medal. '
The Yugoslavs took the lead
6:41 into the game when Janez
Petac hit a 25-footer. The lead
held up for nearly four minutes
before Steve Jensen of Min-I
neapolis connected on a rebound
from the right of the goal at
Steven Alley of Anoka, Minn.,l
deflected home a 45-foot pass
from Jeffrey Hymanson, also of
Anoka, at 17:17, to put thei
Americans ahead to stay.'
Daniel Bolduc of Waterhill,
Maine, scored from the right
corner of the crease at 12:17 of1
the final period following passes
from Alley and Bob Miller.
w ES :

Buzz Schneider of Grand Rap-
ids, Minn., a holdover from the
1975 U.S. world tournament
team, scored the last American
goal at 13:31. He skated diagon-
ally across the slot to beat the
Yugoslav goalie, aided by a
pass from Bob Harris, who had
three assists in the game.
the Yugoslavs with a well-dis-
ciplined attack from the wings
and strong skating up the mid-
dle. The victory was a tremen-
dous boost to the morale of the
American team, the youngest,

ever to represent the United
States in Olympic competition.
It averages 21 years of age.
Half the 18-member team are
holdovers from the U.S. college
all-star squad which lost 10
straight matches and the world
championship last year at West
The m i g h t y Russians over-
whelmed host Austria 16-3 and
Finland routed Japan 11-2 in
yesterday's other qualification
round games. Poland, Czecho-
slovakia and West Germany
won their preliminary games on
Monday. The losers are rele-

gated to a consolation tourna-
ment and are not eligible for
Czechoslovakia is p i t t e d
against Finland and West Ger-
mnany against Poland in other
first-round medal division games
on Friday.
U.S. coach Bob Johnson, bou-
yant after last night's victory,
recalled the American upset of
the Soviets 'at the 1960 Winter
Games in Squaw Valley.
"It's not an impossible dream
to beat the Russians," he said.
"It will take a supreme effort,
an emotional effort."

What college women
ar1e being pinned with.


NBA Players Association
settles key merger issues

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA - In what could be called
a landmark development, the National Basket-
ball Association and its players' union settled
their differences yesterday over the controver-
sial option clause, the college draft and key com-
pensation issues.%
The agreement, designed to settle a major
suit out of court, has the effect of guaranteeing
any rookie that he will not be bound to the
team he signs with for more than two years. In
addition, effective with the 1976-77 season, any
veteran becomes a free agent once his contract

The agreement also opened the door for the
NBA to merge with the struggling American
Basketball Association. ABA sources said such
talks have already been held, but the NBA
Board of Governors, at a meeting later Tuesday,
unanimously adopted a resolution opposed to
merger with any other basketball league.
Larry O'Brien, NBA commissioner, said
that the NBA, with its 18 teams, "is a most
viable entity and is moving forward. Onte
we get this court case finally settled we
can intensify our efforts internally. The NBA
is going forward in the NBA. We're ex-
tremelv neamAe ,uith m. leagun e.

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