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Friday, March 26, 1976


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Friday, March 26, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine


Inside Straight
ndy Glazer_ _
Dear Joe .. .
Hi, how're you doing? How's your father? I didn't get to
see him much while I was home.
I just had to write to you, Joe. There've been some strange
happenings going on around here lately. Remember how I told
you all about how this is a school for bridesmaids and choke
You know-the football team blowing it against Ohio State
all the time, and the basketball team getting knocked out of
the NCAA on missed shots in the last ten seconds-two years
running? Always good but never great, that's the Wolverines.
Joe, things have changed. The basketball team has really
gotten it together. Oh, sure, they were supposed to be good
this year, but Joe, they're IN THE FINAL FOUR!
It's really amazing. The coach-Orr's his name, Johnny Orr-
has taken a bunch of fine basketball players and turned them
into just a super team. Let me tell you about some of them.
First is one of our guards, Rickey Green. He's about six
feet tall, and he is close to the quickest and fastest guy you've
ever seen. I think the only players I've ever seen as fast as
Rickey are Calvin Murphy and Nate Archibald.
He transferred in from Vincennes (Ind.) Junior College, and
no one knew what to expect of him. But he's done just about
everything you could ask from a player, and he was so easily:
the classiest guard in the Big Ten it isn't funny.
The Big Ten, Joe, you might have heard of it. That's
the conference with two teams in the final four.
But enough gloating. Our other guard is Steve Grote, who's
6-3, built like a brick wall and tries to play defense like one.
I was talking to Ted about Notre Dame's guards before we
played them and he said "What're you worrying about? Green
will leave one standing behind in the backcourt and Grote'll
beat the crap out of the other one."1
Tough guy, this Grote. He's not too bad of a shooter, either,
but he's in the line-up for his defense.
Our forwards are bizarre, Joe. They're great, just strange.
Johnny Robinson-they call him Johnny Rob-is one of them!
He's 6-6 and really strong.
But I can't figure out why the team's best foul shooter is
also the worst outside shooter. He gets most of his points on
great inside moves. And what a tournament player! Last year
he had 28 against UCLA, and he just had 21 points and 16 re-,
bounds against Missouri.
The other forward is Wayman Britt, who is, ahem, 6-2. But
nobody shoots over him. In fact, defense is his specialty. He's
really taken it to some of the best forwards in the country, like
Scott May and Terry Furlow, this year.
I think his extra long arms help, but mostly it must be
heart. Unless he's in foul trouble he always plays 40 minutes,
and he just settles that team down whenever it needs it.
Excellent at helping run the offense, too. Like I said, strange
but great.
At center we got this skinny guy named Phil Hubbard. He's af
6-7 freshman, but, man, can he rebound! He had 18 againstt
Missouri. He was good from the start at shooting and re-c
bounding, but now his defense is good too.
Hub was Mr. Ohio in high school, and I think he's going to be
Mr. Michigan before he graduates. You knew he was going toi
be tough after the first game of the year, against Vanderbilt.I
Everyone was passing the ball around, waiting to see who was
going to start things, and Hubbard just takes the ball and, bam,
two on a jumper. He did it the next time down, too. Got things
rolling and we blew them out. He's super.
The bench is really cool. We've got a guard named Dave
Baxter whose dribble looks terrible until you realize he never
loses the ball. There are a couple of freshman forwards, Alan
Hardy and Tom Staton, who can run and jump and shoot with
anybody. Staton's especially come along in the tournament.
Hubbard's back-up is Tom Bergen, a great shooter. He reallyi
did the job for us against Wichita State, after Hub fouled out.
Joe, I know you live in the east, and you think we're the
Michigan Spartans, but belive me, these guys are for real. They
play together, as a unit, better than just about any team I've
ever seen in any sport. And thanks to that team play they're
winners, Joe-no mater what they do from here on this season
will be remembered as a resounding success. I tell you, Joe, it
makes a fella proud to go to Michigan.

K nights

shoot to


Special To The Daily
One of the fascinations w i t h
college basketball is the regular-
ity with which teams arrive and
leave the national spotlight. In
recent years, seemingly fiction-
al schools like Long B e a c h
State, Southwestern Louisiana
and Jacksonville have appeared
and fallen like shooting stars.
While these schools seem to
have basketball as the 1 o n e
course of study and boast post-
World War II founding dates,
another university, with a 209
year history, in the center of the
Northeast Megapolis, has made
a belated yet spectacular move
into big-time college athletics:
The Scarlet Knights, 31-0, will
meet Michigan in Philadelphia
Saturday in the semi-finals of
the NCAA basketball tourna-
RUTGERS is the State Uni-
versity of New Jersey, the only
state institution in the U.S.
which cannot be identified by
reading its name. But Michigan
students are probably more fa-
miliar with Rutgers than most,
as New Jersey has traditionally
been a fertile source of out of
state tuition revenuetfor Rob-
ben Flbming's accountant.
Just ask your friends in t h e
MICHIGAN'S WAYMAN BRITT goes high above Spartan dorm from Teaneck and W e s t
Terry Furloy earlier this year. Michigan's tenacious little Orange if they ever heard of
forward has taken on some of the best forwards in the nation Rutgers. They will answer,
this year and has continued to shine as he did here against "Sure, that's where my parents
Furlow. This Saturday will be yet another challenge for Britt wanted me to go to save them
as he will be guarding Rutgers' All-American forward, Phil has never been the most enlight-
Sellers. Britt's performance could be a key in deciding ened state in the financing of
whether Michigan will move on to the NCAA finals, public education. (48th in a re-
USC si ssha

cent poll) and kids in New Jer- ond fiddle to Sellers throughout Bailey averages about nine
sey don't grow up dreaming his career, sleek 6-4 guard Mike I points per game.
about Rutgers Stadium and don- Dabney of East Orange, N.J., While Bailey was highly
ning the Scarlet of RU. is considered perhaps a better sought, Anderson was recruited
Until this year, Rutgers stu- pro prospect. Dabney, Rutgers by only a handful of schools as
dents and alumni shared the third leading all-time scorer, his high school team won only
built-in inferiority complex of averaged 19 points a game and 22 of 67 games in his three-year
living in New Jersey, halfway recorded over 100 steals. varsity career. Anderson re-
between New York and Philadel- ceived scant publicity despite
phia, and going to school 20 DABNEY, AS soft-spoken and averaging 27 points and 14 re-
minutes from Princeton. Such modest as Sellers is bois-erous bounds, and shooting 70 per cent
trauma affects many individuals and flamboyant, plays tenacious from the floor.
forever.adefense and loves to take smaI- At Rutgers, Anderson imme-
fler guards to the low poxst. diately became the sixth man
BUT THINGS have changed Young insists on calling soph and has led the team in scoring
around New Brunswick and in- forward Hollis Copeland poton- twice, against Syracuse and in
fected New Jersey with some- tially the best player o, the the regional semifinal with Con-
thing it never had before - squad, although the 6-6 leaper necticut.
state pride, or more specifically, is the least consistant of the RUTGERS rarely goes oeyond
Scarlet Fever. Rutgersstars.Copelandtburned the eighth man in crucial games
Sine Rtges i suh alat- the nets in the recent barn- as 6-5 Steve Hefele and 6-0 Marc
Since Rutgers is such a late- burner with St. Johns, canning Conlin have filled in capably.
comer to the national spotlight, 11 of 14 shots in winning the The routs gave the end of the
its schedule for the past seasQn ECAC tournament MVP. bench a lot of playing time this
was certainly too easy. How- season, but they'll watch in Phil-
ever, no one could have oredict- Sellers, Jordan, Dabney and selphia.
ed the rapid transformation of Copeland all started for last The Rutgers game, like Mich-
<Rutgers basketball from the year's 22-7 Rutgers team, which igan's, is predicated on overall
level of Lehigh, Lafayette and was eliminated in the first round team speed and defense. Michi-
Delaware to the lofty heights of the NCAA tournament by gan is probably the only team
of the final four. Louisvillei. Howerht Ry in the country that can ulav a
Averaging over 94 points aLi v.'However, that Rut- geta
game, Rutgers has the reputa- gers team did not possess the teams tphe have come close to
tion for offense, when the Rut- poise, depth and maturity of. beating Rutgers (St. Johns and
gers defense and quickness are this year's aggregation. Princeton) did it by slowing the
the teams best attributes. All Rutgers really needed was pace to a crawl.
The turnaround can he tritced a good big man or two and that's Rutgers has always looked
to the arrival of All-American what Young got in 6-8 freshman ragged for at least a portion of
forward Phil Sellers at Rutgers James Bailey of Boston and 6-7 the game until the inevitable
four years ago. Although Selers Abdell Anderson of Belleville, blitz that has buried most every
could hardly be called a one- N.J. Young made no outlandish foe.
man gang anymore, 2is decision promises to the new recruits If Rutgers has a weakness, it
to pass up Notre Dame for Rut- and started veteran Mike Pallo is outside shooting, but their de-
gers put the Knights oa the map. before Bailey took over the start- fense and lighting speed have


ing role four games into the!
Sellers, a 6-5 Brooklyn nativesn
whose best assets are his under-'
rated passing and rebounding BAILEY IS extremely quik
skills, developed from a fiest and blocks numerous shotsgiv-
schoolyard intimidator into a ing Rutgers the big defender
complete ballplayer this year.ithattesreytae bgdast year
Averaging 20 points and 10 re- that they sorely lacked last year.
hounds a game, Sellers became
Rutgers all-time leader in both
categories. FRI.-SAT.-SUN.

enabled them to rack up 31 in a
Marc Feldman is a former
sports editor of the Daily, and
now lives in Belleville, New
ammmmemrmmr -


SELLERS HAS been slurnp:ng
lately, shooting a miserable 25


By The Associated Press
The fifty-third NCAA swim-
ming and diving championships
finished their first day compe-
tition yesterday with the Uni-
versity of Southern California
steaming towards their third
consecutive team title.
USC has amassed a stagger-
ing 141 team points, with Ten-
nessee and Indiana trailing wth
74 and 67 respectively.
Michigan qualifiers h a v e
only been able to place one of
their numbers among the top
six finishers in any event.
This was Don Craine's fifth
place in the one metersboard
diving competition.
Craine, who in preseason polls
was rated number one in this
event, still has hopes of making
the United States Olympic team.
However this will be his last
season if he doesn't make the
Beating Craine out in the one
meter event was Jim Kennedy
of Tennessee who tallied 332.97
points. Second was Mark Anton-
off of Indiana.

r 14

per cent over the four games
prior to the East Regiozial chain-
Joe Bottom further contri- ionship victory over VMI last
buted to the USC cause with a Saturday. In that game his ac-
win in the 50 yd. freestyle. He curacy increased, but he seemed
almost broke the standing a bit gun-shy.
American record, but was Junior guard "Fast" Ed Jar-
one one-hundredth of a point danuwasgthedcatalyst aganst
. His score was a bterigVMI, fouling out two Keydet
20.07. guards and running the fast
Rounding out the field was break expertly. Jordan, a Wash-
David Fairband of Stanford with ington D.C. native, was recruit-
20.46 and Scott Findorff of USC ed by coach Tom Young while.
with 20.49, still at American U., and is the?
The 200 yd. individual medley i man Rutgers can least affod to
was won by Lee Englstrand of lose.
Tennessee with a 1:50.13. Close: Although he has played sec-
behind him was David Wilkie!
of Miami (Fla.).DNext were
more, Trojans. Steve Furniss
and his brother Bernie grabbed
third and fourth with respective
times of 1:51.10 and 1:51.87.

BOGEN, and
MUSIC OF THE 30's &-40's
jazz fiddle, jazz auitar, mandolin, bass
. This unique band has been the undeni-
able hit of everd festival they have been
in. They have backed up Steve Goodman
and iammed with everybody else. We
have been trvina to stet them for four
1421 H I LL 8:30 761-1451

Inhthe most spectacularevent
of the day, Long Beach State's
freshman sensation Tim Shaw
jwon the 500 yd. freestyle over
two time defending champion
John Nabor of USC. Shaw's time
of 4:18.05 set a new American
record as well as breaking Na-
bor's string of six consecutive
NCAA titles.
Nabor also went under the old
record with a 4:19.71 clocking.
UCLA's Tim McDonnell took
third and Rod Strachan of USC
came in fourth.
Neither Nabor nor Shaw had!
been defeated in championship
competition before. Their riv-
alry will be continued nexa!
year since Nabor has one
more of eligibility. Nabor isj
predicted to successfully de-
fend his 100 and 200 yd. back-
stroke crowns.
In the 400 yd. medley relay
USC took first place honors with
a combination of speed and de-
sire. Nabor, Bob Shearin, and
Mike and Joe Bottom rallied to-
gether to construct a victorious
time of 3:20.2.
Tennessee stroked to second'
place, while Auburn surprising-
ly stole third. Bringing up the'
rear of place finishers was In-
diana powerhouse, scoring sixth.
USC's first place added a big
32 team points to help swell,

All to So against rassler

Yesterday's performance was
a disappointment for the Wol-
verines who finished second in
the Big Ten and had many out-
standing q u a l i f i e r s for this
championship meet. Many on
the team thought they could pull
from a fifth to a tenth place fin-
ish. With two more full days of
competition to go, however, any-
thing is still possible.
Today the preliminaries and
'finals of the 400 yard individual
medley will take place as wellI
as five preliminary dives in the.
three meter event. Also the 200
yd. freestyle, the 100 yd. back-
stroke, 100 yd. breaststroke and:
the 800 yd. freestyle relay will
be conducted.1


By The Associated Press question. "They, the general
NEW YORK - Muhammad public, want to know what will
Ali will go "lion hunting" for happen if Muhammad Ali gets
the second time in three months his arm twisted, if he gets his
when the boxing champion body slammed."
meets Antonio Inoki in Tokyo The rules for the fight are not
June 26. But Inoki will be a definitely set but basically the
completely different breed of bout will last 15 rounds and it
cat for the heavyweight cham- can end on a decision-the win-
pion. ner of a round get five points-
Inoki is a wrestler known as or if Ali knocks out Inoki, or if
the "The Young Lion." Inoki pins Ali. Also, Ali will
wear gloves; Inoki will not.
"I'VE ALWAYS wanted to "I want the right to punch
meet a rassler," said Ali who when I'm down," said Ali. "If
knocked out the Lion of Flan- I'm on my back, I want to be
ders, who was Belgian Jean- able to jab up. If I'm on my
Pierre Coopman, last Feb. 20. knees, I want to be punch
Ali will make two more title down."
defenses before he meets Inoki{
in an exhibition being billed as "WHEN YOUR fist connects
the World Martial Arts Cham- with my chin," said Inoki
pionship. through an interpeter, "take
"I've always wanted to show care your fist is not damaged."
I'm scientific enough to beat a Ali looked and Inoki's promi-
rassler," Ali said Thursday at nent jaw and named him "The
a news conference called to for- Pelican."
mally announce the match. . ,
Ali's bait to meet the "The Shocker nabbed
Young Lion" is a guarantee of W
$6.1 million, which will be the' WICHITA, Wichita State bas-
.l i b ketball star Robert Elmore and
biggest purse of his career.

WSU football player RockyI
Garza were arraigned Thursday
on burglary and theft charges.x
Elmore and Garza, a defen-
sive back, were arraigned in!
Sedgwick County Court of Com-
mon Pleas on charges stemm-1
ing from the theft of a case of
beer from a liquor store near
the university campus.

8 P.M.,Tuesday, March 30,1976
Crisier Arena, Ann Arbor
and The Peak Sports Center
All proceeds to Special0lympics and
the Mental Retardation Prevention Campaign sponsored by
Civitan international and the National Association for Retarded Citizens

Adult .............................$5.50
Children(15 & under)...................$2.50
Children (1&sunder).................$15.00
These tickets admit the holders to one of
three Patron's Tennis Clinics with Rod
Laver and John Newcombe on March 30,
1976, at the Liberty Racquet Club, 2975
Liberty Rd. in Ann Arbor. Price includes a
separate reserved seat ticket to tourna-
ment at Crisler Arena and patron's name
printed in the program.
1:00 P.M.................Junior players
and parents Clinic
2:00 P.M ....... ........ Patron Clinic
4:00 P.M................. Patron Clinic
Patron tickets on sale at Liberty Racquet
Club, other tennis clubs and from mem-
bers of the Ann Arbor Civitan Club. For
tickets or information, call the Liberty Rac-
quet Club at (313) 665-3738,

ELMORE, A 6-foot-14 junior
from Jamaica, N. Y., was nam-
ed earlier this week to the All-
Missouri Valley Conference bas-
ketball team after two consec-
utive years as the league's
leading rebounder.
The two athletes were ar-
rested at an apartment building
near the WSU campus a few
minutes after a trash barrel
was thrown through the liquor
store window and the case of
beer stolen about 4 a.m. Thurs-


their climb for the title.

university of Michigan Athletic Office
" Liberty Racquet club
All Hudson's stores
All Grinnell's stores
stein and Goetz Sporting Goods

Moe sport Shops
The Peak
" carty's Music-Ypsilanti
Olympia Travel--Birmingham
and most area Tennis clubs


Ed Jucker coached Cincinnati
to the 1961 and 1962 NCAA bas-
ketball titles, his team beating
Ohio State both times in the fi-

Specially planned for full-time faculty
DEPARTURE DATE: June 7, 1976.
PRICE: $859: includes hotels and all
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Rabbi Chael F. Siegel
515 Park Avenue
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Confused by the

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"THIS IS NOT ridicidous V
me," said Ali in answer to
Portland 108, Washington 105
Buffalo 109, Cleveland 94
Phoenix 107, Atlanta 98

Non-Native Speakers of English
All eakers f f English as n second ln n l e',

are invited to take part in an experimental test
of Enalish Lanauaae nroficiencv to he niven at

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