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MITTERMAIER CHASES OLYMPIC RECORD:
} By JEFF SCHILLER -
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I'LL BET THAT almost everyone has heard of the old adage,
"All you can do is try your best." Why, even Jim Wisman
has probably heard it. I'm not sure he believes it anymore,
Wisman, a sophomore reserve guard on the Indiana basket-
ball team, committeed three straight turnovers against Michi-
gan's zone press in Saturday's game. Not on purpose, of course,
but they did cost six points.
For that sin, he suffered out-and-out humiliation.
Mercifully, the TV cameras refrained from focusing on
Hoosier coach Bobby Knight as he dragged Wisman fromn
the court and threw him onto the bench, screaming and
pushing at him, the whole time. The incident embarrassed
even his teammates, several of whom came over to pat Wis.
mad on the back.
The outcry has since forced Knight to apologize. "It won't
happen again," he said. But I wonder whether he would have
apologized had Wisman's miscues cost Indiana the game. Where
would poor Wisman have been then? Washed up at age 19.
The sad commentary is that a lot of Indiana fans would have
accepted the diagnosis. "That stupid Wisman (if you can't re-
late, substitute Lantry);" they would mutter. "He's no good. We
lost because of him."
Winning not only thing
What we've come to is a situation where a group of 20-year-
old kids are acting out the dreams of America's Walter Mitty's.
Fans feel personally cheated when someone on "their" team
fails to live up to expectations. It's as if they, themselves, have
been personally insulted.
What egotism. And what dangerous egotism as that, for
it is this atmosphere that allows incidents like Saturdays'
to continue. When winning is the only way to self-fulfillment,
the inevitable outcome is a "win-at-any price" philosophy,
and the ones who get trampled are the athletes who lose.
Their lives are wrecked by the outcome of a mere game.
Not that the atmosphere is solely responsible. A lot of
coaches would have acted with more class than Knight, regard-
less of the provocation. But if Knight's action (or actions like it)
weren't tolerated, they wouldn't continue. As it is, Indiana will
probably go undefeated through the regular season, and
Knight's winning tactics will be rewarded with Coach of the
YVharious vituperation voiced
Don't get me wrong-I'm not against winning. I cheer and
suffer with my favorites as much as anyone. But Steve Grote
didn't cheat me because he missed a free throw Saturday-
nor did he cheat anyone else. He tried as hard as he could, and
that's all that can be expected.
The ironic thing is that the disproportionate, emphasis on
success makes failure more likely. The added pressure put on
college athletes may be just enough to make them "choke,"
College athletics should be viewed in perspective. It is not a
substitute for the pros, nor should it be used as a vehicle merely
to satisfy spectators' vicarious pleasures. It is a learning experi-
ence for a group of college students with skills in a particular
At least Jim Wismian wishes people would view it that way.
By The Associated Press
othy Hamill, shaking off a nasty
fall, all but locked up the wo-
men's figure skating gold medal
with a brilliant performance
yesterday and Britain's' John
Curry dazzled a packed crowd
with his freestyle routine to win
the men's title.j
Meanwhile, effervescent Al-
pine skier Rosi Mittermaier of
West Germany made a bid for
Olympic history with her sec-
ond victory of these Wintei
Team medal standing s
G S B T
Soviet Union 10 5 7 22
East Germany 6 4 3 10
West Germany 2 4 1 7
Finland 2 2 1 S
United States 1 3 4 8
Switzerland 1 2 1 4
Austria 1 1 2 4
Norway 1 1 1 3
Britain 1 0 0 1
Holland 0 1 1 2
Italy 0 1 1 2
Canada 0 1 1 2
Sweden 0 0 1 1
Liechtenstein 0 0 1 1
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MISS HAMILL, 19 and bidding
to follow in the golden path of
former American winners Peggy
Fleming, Carol Heiss and Ten-
ley Albright, -won the short pro-
gram portion in women's figure
skating Wednesday. She moved
into a nearly insurmountable
lead entering tomorrow night's
finals, the freestyle skating, at
which she is the world's best.
While Miss Hamill seemed to
have secured America's second
gold medal of the Winter Olym-
pics, MissMittermaier, the 25-
year-old bundle of energy who
is the most popular skier on the
World Cup circuit, won her sec-
ond gold medal with a victory
in the slalom and prepared for
an all-out run at an unprecen-
dented third victory in her sport.
MISS MITTERMAIER, who
also w o n Sunday's downhill
race, will seek to win her third
gold medal in Friday's giant
slalom. Twice before in the 52-
year history of the Winter
Games a man has won all three
Alpine gold medals; no woman
Blue thinclads duel MSU;
prepare for Cleveland meet
has ever done it.
In another event last night,
Curry, criticized by some for a
style which appears effeminate,
put on a brilliant performance
to win the men's figure skating
title, the first gold medal of
these Games for Britain.
VLADIMIR Kovalev of the
Soviet Union won the silver me-
dal and Canada's Toller Cran-
ston, fifth before the' final part
of this competition, captured the
bronze medal with a stellar
David Santee of Park Ridge,
Ill., was the top-rated Ameri-
can, finishing sixth, and Terry
Kubicka of Cypress, Calif., the
U.S. champion, was seventh al-
though he also earned a stand-
ing ovation with a backflip.
XII WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
9 pan., channel 7 .
at Michigan State
XII WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES
8 p.m.-11:30 p.m., channel 7
7:30 p.m., Yost Iee Arena
7:30 p.m., Matt Mann Pool WEST GERMAN skier Ros
vs.Wisconsin, winds her way down the 0
7:30 p m., Crisler Arena Lizum Wednesday en route t
SATURDAY in the Winter Games.
at Michigan State-
at Central Michigan
MEN'S GYMNASTICS MAI ZETTE RL I NG'S
vs. Indiana State,
1 p.m., Crisler Arena
7:30 p.m., Yost Ice Arena
MEN'S SWIMMING This Swedish film is c
4 p.m., Matt Mann Pool women confined to a
NCAA BASKETBALL days before World W
Ohio State vs. Purdue, 2 p.m. d beforenWorld
and hood incidents' and si
Maryland vs. Clemson, 4 p.m., reveal the reaons f
XII WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES men, their position ii
2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9 p m., the manor, and the c
channe 17 the conception of the
Third Round of the Andy Williams
San Diego Open, 5 p.m., channel 2
WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS FRI: John Ford's V
5 p.m., channel 7
Vancouver at Toronto,
8 p.m., channel 9 IEAGlD
RED WING HOCKEY CINEMA GUILD
Detroit at Minnesota,
8 pam., channel 56
By ERNIE DUNBAR
Michigan's track team will be
on the road this week, taking on
Michigan State tomorrow in a
dual meet and traveling to
Cleveland S at ur d ay for the
Knights of Columbus meet.
The thinclads should have a
relatively easy time against the
Spartans. MSU's talent is spread
very thin, and should provide
little competition for Michigan's
"We shouldn't have too much
of a problem beating them,"
said assistant coach Ron War-
hurst. "We're just sticking to
our training schedule this week
and staying on schedule to peak
at the Big Ten championships."
Michigan State's Herb Lind-
say offers the Spartans' best
bet for a victory. Lindsay ran
an 8:39.2 two-mile and a
4:05.8 mile last Saturday in
the Spartan Relays. He'll bat-
tle Michigan's, Greg Meyer,
Bill Donakowski, and Mike
McGuire In the mile run.
"It '1 be an interesting mile,"
said Warhurst, "because Meyer
and Lindsay have been arch-
rivals since high school."
The Spartans also boast 600
man Tim Klein. Klein ran 1:11.1
last weekend and should give
Michigan's Angy Johnson some
t o u g h competition. Michigan
State's other top-caliber runners
include hurdler Howard Neely,
half-miler Dane Fortney and
miler Stan Mavis.
On the other hand, Mich-
igan should be overwhelming
with its depth. Doug Giggs,
consistently around 6-10 in the
high jump, will head the Wol-
verine high jumping crew that
includes Peter Running and
Running, Abe B u t l e r and
major league owner Robert
Short and S a n Francisco
businessman Robert Luriel
brought an $$ million offer
for the San Francisco Giants
to court yesterday and Judge
John E. Benson issued an in-
junction blocking the pro-
posed transfer of the baseball
team to Toronto.
the 70 yard high hurdles.
Head coach Jack Harvey of-
fered his outlook for the meet.
"It's going to be a decent
meet," Harvey said. "They al-
ways run well against us and
with us going there with good
competition I think that it'll
inspire them to run some good
At the Knights of Columbus
meet this Saturday, Michigan
runners will face some of their
toughest competition of the year.
Furst, Elliott, Meyer and
Johnson will combine for the
best two mile relay Michigan
can put together.
"We put Andy on the anchor
because he runs better when
there's less traffic around
him," said Warhurst, "and I
figure that we'll either have
the lead or in second place.
Villanova will be our main
si Mittermaier grimaces as she
lympic special slalom course at
o securing her second gold medal
discerning look at three
maternity hospital in the
Var I. They recall child-
sexual experiences which
or their cynicism toward
n the caste-like order of
child each is bearing.'
WEE WILLIE WINKLE
Tonight at OLD ARCH. AUD.
7:00 & 9:05 Admission $1.25
Mark Bohlke will compete for
Michigan in both the long jump Michigan will also enter the.
and triple jump. Butler was im- mile relay team of Huckleby,
pressive last weekend, record- McLeod, Grace and Williams.
ing a sea-, ? best of 49-2% /in In the individual events, Wil-
the triple jump. j.liams will run the 600, and Chis-
The Wolverine entries in the holm will be inthe 70-yard high
l running events will be slightly hurdles. McGuire, who has the
different from the past two second fastest three mile in the
weeks. Dave Williams will run country, will run the two mile
the quarter-mile along with Jeff against some of the best dis-
McLeod and Jim Grace. ? tance runners in the world.
Doug Hennigar, Harlan Huck-
leby and Rob Lytle will run the
60 yard dash with Hennigar and SCO RES
Hiickleby coming back in the _ _________
300. Hennigar will also be run-,
ning his first quarter mile of wa 1rBA
the year, as he anchors the Milwaukee 109, New York 95
team of Don Wheeler, Charles Houston 115, Boston 103
Crouther, and Dave Furst in the NHL
1mile relay. Buttalo 4, Detroit 2
"The reason we want to run Atlanta 5, Toronto 2
C"Teru E E BASKETBALL
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MEN'S TOURNEY BEGINS
N etters battle Mizzou
By CINDY GATZIOLIS IF THE Wolverines beat Mis-'
Spring is the time of year souri, they will face the winner
when a young man's fancy turns, of the Southern Methodist-Ala-
to love, but the kind of love bama match. Michigan played
which may previl this weekend Alabama in the first round and
in Wisconsin has nothing to do SMU in the second round last
with the birds and the bees. year and won both matches, 5-4
The young lads in question and 7-2 respectively.
compose the Michigan men's Provided that Michigan sur-
tennis team and the love on vives the first two rounds, its
their minds is the tennis term third opponent will probably bel
which means "shutout." The Stanford..
Wolverines hope to blank sev- The Wolverines do not possessy
eral of their opponents when the depth they have enjoyed in
they participate in the National the past. Former players Jerry
Collegiate Indoor Tennis Tour- Karzan and Jeff Miller have
nament, February 12-15 at Mad- graduated, Victor Amaya has
ison. turned pro and Freddy DeJesus
THE TOURNAMENT field in- is not playing this winter in or-
cludes all of the top 16 teams in der to devote more time to his
the nation, with the exception studies. If needed, however, De-
of UCLA and Miami (Fla.). Jesus will return.
Michigan finished second lastE
year in indoor competition be- THIS WEEKEND'S ieup in-
hind Stanford. In the outdoors, cludes senior captain Eric Fried-
the Wolverines came up with a ler in the number one position;
fourth place finish behind UCLA,t freshman Jeff Etterbeek, a two-
Trinity and Miami (Fla.). ~ -
Michigan's first round oppo-
nent this weekend will be Mis-
souri, the reigning Big Eight by the time
champions, in the first meeting ;
ever held between the two you find us you
Michigan coach BriantEisner may be too tired
expressed no fear of the un-
known, however, saying, "We to bowl.
feel positive about the Missouri
Missouri's top players, the
Mitchell brothers, pose a threat,,
but, as Eisner said, "We'll have;
to wait and see."
Could your children have
fun coming to school
The kids who come to our after-school
time state high school singles.
champion; returning Big Ten
iumber five and number six;
singles champions, Buddy Gal-
lagher and Jim Holman; Brad:
Holland, Ollis Owens and Mark
Th doubles competition pairs
Frieder and Gallagher, Holman
and Holland, and Etterbeek andj
Doug in the mile relay," said,
Warhurst, "is that there's a real;
good chance that he'll be the,
quarter miler on the distance.
medley team at the nationals,I
and we want to see what he
Steve Elliott and Furst will
run the half for the Wolverines
and Arnett Chisholm, Wheeler a
and Crouther will compete in
W. Michigan 85, E. Michigan 73
Cent. Michigan 95,
Bowling Green 82
N. Carolina 81, Maryland 69
Notre Dame 84, Villanova 57
Oklahoma 65, Nebraska 60
Providence 79, Boston College 71
N. Carolina St. 67,
Wake Forest 84, Clemson 77
Kent St. 70, Ohio U. 67
Dayton 78, Chicago Loyola 73
DePaul 71, Indiana St. 62
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