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Thursday, January 15, t 976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Thursday, January 15, 1976 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Pogt Nine

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B LOWN
DEAD

Chicago duo boosts cage hopes

58 ABy RAY.O'HARA
Super Bowl . .
.super dull
By RAY O'HARA
I WAS IDLY BEMOANING the advance of 'America's 200th
birthday' the other day when a good friend advised that\ he
had some bad news for me.
"What kind of bad news?" I queried a little uneasily.
"Something worse than the Bicentennial is coming up," he
intoned someberly, "and sooner, too."
"Worse???"
"The Super ;Bowl."
I had forgotten but in a flash it all came rushing back.
Marching bands by the dozen, tedious halftime shows, gaudy
floats, and endless pre-game ceremonies. Not to mention the
prize money (fifteen grand for the winner as EVERYBODY
knows), lengthy renditions of the National Anthem, the In-
tolerable finals of the Punt, Pass and Kick competition (where
the best kid is always the 13-year-old, with the dimensions of
Billy Dufek), and the ubiquitous Pete Rozelle.
Had enough?
There's more.
There's the world's leading Dallas fan, Phyllis George, who
showed she could still cry two weeks ago after a dreamy little
'This is you Life' sequence which dwelled on her great triumph
of being named Miss America. The spectacle was made possible
by her horny colleague Brent Musberger.
If you think old Brent would like to see a lot more of
Phyllis, you're not alone. Irv Cross will continue to lend un-
intentional humor to the position of Odd-Man-Out.
But enough. What about the game? The main event,
so to speak. In my view this game has all the makings of a
classic Super Bowl. That is, it looks like it has the potential
to become insufferably dull.
Dallas is explosive but whether they'll go off is another
question. Pittsburgh has Franco Harris but unfortunately they
also have Terry Bradshaw. Defense will dominate, like always.
Both teams will look flat, also like always. But what else can
be said? And who will win?
Someone once said that each Super Bowl reflects the season
which produced it. If true, the principle implies that this one
will be memorable for fluke plays, injuries and atrocious of-
ficiating.,
The Steeler defensive rush is frightening, but look for a lot
of skillful holding on the part of the veteran Dallas offensive
line. The referees know that any large number of penalties would
spoil the event. Consequently the Steeler secondary will also
have more latitude in dealing with Cowboy receivers.
The game will probably be decided by the more incom-
petent elements,, the Steeler offense and Cowboy defense.
The team with the last mistake should lose.
A comeback win is not likely but Dallas is better equipped
to pull one off should the opportunity arise. Roger Staubach
has developed the ability to outwit defenses. This allows him to
scramble lea and throw more. Terry Bradshaw may acquire
this talent at about the time the moon falls out of the sky.
The point is -that to come back, one needs a quarterback.
Dallas has one and Pittsburgh doesn't. The luckier team will
almost certainly win but I give a slight edge to Dallas because
they are just slightly better at overcoming adversity.
One thing is certain, however. Dazed watchers will once
again stumble away from the set mumbling something about a
'Stupor Bowl.' Too bad it's only a year until the next one.

By KATHY HENNEGHAN
After a two-year lapse, Michi-
gan basketball players John
Robinson and Rickey Green are
playing together again.
Robinson, a second-year start-
er at forward, and Green, a
lightning-quick starting guard,
led CQbicago Hirsch High School
to the Illinois State Champion-,
ship in 1973.
Both earned All-City and
All-State honors. Green was a
starter on varsity since his
freshman year, wastvoted bas-
ketball Player of the Year in
Chicago in 1973.
"I'VE BEEN playing with
Rickey since eighth grade,"
said Robinson, "and he's just
about always been the leading
scorer. Rickey's just Rickey-
he's never beencon the bench."
As far as college was con-
cerned, "If we found a school
that was good for both of us,"
said Green, "we kind of fig-
ured we'd go to the same,
place."
Michigan coach Johnny Orr
contacted Robinson by phone
after the state championships,
and arranged for the pair to
visit Ann Arbor.
"We had other visits all lined
up," explained Robinson, "so
we just came up on a Tuesday
afternoon. Coach Orr met us
at the airport. I don't know if
he had ever seen me play.
When Rickey and I met him,
we figured we'd better wear
our Hirsch jacket with the em-
blems so he'd know who we
were.

"We met Campy (Russell),
Joe Johnson, and some of the
other players," Robinson re-
called. "I thought, 'Michigan
seems really nice. I'd like to go
to Michigan."'
ROBINSON compared his
situation to that of another for-
mer Chicago player, Cazzie
Russell.
"Cazzie's high school team
won the state championships in
'63," he said. "In ten years, no
other school in the city had
won. it 'til Hirsch won in '73. I
thought, 'well, Michigan had
done him some justice . .
So, "Johnny Rob" signed
with the Wolverines. "A lot of
people were surprised I came
someplace like this," he said.
"They didn't think I'd make it
academically or athletically.
"But I had a determination
to stay here and make it. Black
players from Chicago usually
go to school and flunk out, and
end up working in the steel
College Basketball
N. Carolina 99, Wake Forest 74
Maryand 87, N. Carolina St. 69
Clemson 102, Duke 96
Dayton 62, Miami, Ohio 61
Texas A & M 93, SMU 87
W. Michigan 79, Loyola, Chicago 77
Rutgers 94, Columbia 65
E. Michigan 66, Oakland 54
Marquette 79, Depaul 72
NBA
Kansas City 106, Boston 101
Seattle 112, Atlanta 110
New York 107. Houston 103, OT
NHL
Detroit 8, Kansas City 3

mills or something." ademically ineligible after the
Green could not attend Michi- first term, and missed most of
gan straight out of high school his first season.
because his high school grades "Freshman year, I had the
were not up to par. 'worst luck of anybody," Rob-
"I DIDN'T know I was going inson stated. "Rickey was
to junior college until the last skeptical about coming here
minute," said Green. "My when I was ineligible. He knew
coach started telling people my theacademics were tough here
grades weren't good enough, -that was his main concern.
and after awhile they stopped "I wanted to play with Ric-
calling. I had to call' them." key again, and I wanted to
Green went on to Vincennes show him I could make it here,
(Ind.) Junior College, where so he could, too."
he was a two-time All Ameri- ROBINSON got off to a slow
can. start his sophomore season, as
Robinson did not fare well in he sustained an ankle injury
Ann Arbor. He was declared ac- 'the night before Michigan's op-

ening game, losing a starting
berth to Rick White.
"Talk about somebody having'
bad luck," he lamented. "I fig-
ured I'd be back in there about
the .third game, but then Rick.
White did good, and I thought
'Oh No!' I juststayed on the
bench, and I had to work my
way up all over again."
Robinson came into his own,
though, and led the Big Ten in
field goal percentage last sea-
son, hitting 60.3 per cent from
the flor in 18 cnference games.
In, the meantime, the Michi-
gan. coaches kept their eyes on
Robinson's former teammate at
Vincennes.
APPARENTLY, Green had
little trouble making the tran-

sition from junior college to
Big Ten play. His quickness has
made him practically indispen-
sable on the fast break, and
he's no slouch on defense, ei-
ther.
"Rickey's noted for being
just an offensive player," said
Robinson, "but I've always said
he could play the defense. He
comes up with those steals."
Now that the duo are at the
same school; Green and Robin-
son have visions of playing 'on
championship teams again.
"I want to win the Big Ten,"
said Green, "I think we've got
a good chance-this year, hope-
fully. I know we can win it next
year."

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By United Press International
DETROIT-Dan Maloney and
Rick Lapointe each fired two
goals last night to lead the
Detroit Red Wings to an 8-3
victory over the Kansas City
Scouts.
The victory pulledtthe Wings
to within three points of third
place Pittsburgh in the National
Hockey League North Division
standings while the Scouts suf-
fered their 7th straight defeat
as they remained in last place
in the Smythe circuit.
Chuck Arnsson blasted Jim
Rutherford's shutout hopes in
the Detroit goal at 7:29 of the
middle period on a power play
but the Wings came back with
Lapointe counting his second
at 10:35.

Polonich drew a game miscon-
duct as the third man in a*
scuffle between Steve Durbano
and Maloney in the same frame.
Arnason scored two goals for
Kansas City.

starting at forward for the
Michigan cagers, strains for
a layup in action from Mich-
igan's 108-94 loss to Nevada-
Las Vegas earlier this year.
Robinson, despite hitting only
five of his last 16 shots, leads
the team with a superb .587
field goal percentage.

Air Force senior linebacker
Dave Lawson of Shawnee Mis-
sion, Kan., holds five NCAA
kicking records ,including most
career field goals and most ca-
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