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Page Twelve THE MIC( AN DAILY uesao, June I, 977
"Someone guard Frieder..

By KATHY JIENNEGHAN
Johnny Orr Basketball Camp opened
yesterday out at Concordia Lutheran
College with 149 boys in attendance. The
annual camp is for boys from age 10 to
17 who pay $125 to attend one of three
five-day sessions.
Camp coaches inelide Bill Frieder,
Jim Boyce (sans moustache), Dan Fife
and grad assistant Totm Kempf. Wolver-
ine sophomore Mark 1ofier was on hand
to help. The boys, most of them sporting
maize and blue Johnny Orr Basketball
Camp T-shirts, sit across the gym lis-
tening to Fife extoll the virtues of "stay-
ing in training."
Where does Johnny Orr, the man him-
self, fit into all of this?
ONE OF THE COACHES laughs and
launches into an imaginary monologue:
"Where is Johnny Orr?"
"Oh, he was here at breakfast, son,
before you got tp. And he'll probably be
back tonight after yot've gone to bed."
"Will he be here tomorrow?"
"He doesn't work here Tuesdays, son.
His favorite day here is Saturday." (The
sessions run Monday through Friday).
"Yep, he really enjoys being around
with the guys."
IT TURNS OUT THAT Orr is playing
in a golf tournament in Dayton. Nobody
blames him.

Orr, like any number of other success-
ful coaches, derives a substantial portion
of his income frot the lecture circuit
and frotts camps sich as the one at
Concordia
Meanwhile, the coaches and kids seem
to be enjoyitg thetnselves. The boys are
divided into five leagues according to
age. "The NBA is at the topI' explains
Frieder. "Then comes the Big Ten."
(Need we have asked?) "Then comes
thp SEC. THEN comes the ACC, and
then comes the Mid-Am," Frieder
grins.
And that, for the uninitiated, was a
frontal assault on the Atlantic Coast Con-
ference, regarded in some circles as the
toughest league in college basketball.
But not in this circle, mind you. (Noth-
ing delighted the Michigan coaches more
than the All-Big Ten NCAA final in Phil-
adelphia last year. "Where are all those
ACC teams now?" Orr gloated).
DURING THE AFTERNOON sessions,
the kids go through a variety of drills.
(League games are after dinner). Un-
der 'one basket Mid-Am members (10-
year-olds) shoot as many layups as pos-
sible in 30 seconds; all results are chart-
ed. David Lane, a blonde muppet from
nearby Chelsea, is the winner with nine.
At the other end of the court, a group
of older boys shoots free throws. Boyce
charts the results of an ongoing 21

tournament. Half-the boys -are outside
at any one time. The afternoon sessions
resemble nothing so much as a three
ring circus, and everyone seems to be
having fan.
Three Michigan recruits are in Ann
Arbor for the university's Orientation
and drop by the camp.- Paul Heuer-
man and the Bodnar twins, Mark and
Marty. The twins, from Barberton, Ohio,
picked up Heuerman in Akron yesterday
morning and drove up.
Mark (I'm pretty sure he's Mark -
he's lefthanded, isn't he?) is wearing a
Michigan Rose Bowl T-shirt. "Hey,
where'd you get that?" says Frieder.
"Oh, never mind. Don't tell me. I keep
forgetting The Press is here."
THE BODNARS AND Heuerman opt to
stay out at Concordia in lieu of scenic
South Quad. Frieder tells them to find
out when the important orientation
meetings are. "Don't do what Lozier
did," warns Frieder. "He skipped a few
and wound up not being registered for
any of his classes." Lozier grins sheep-
ishly.
It's not long before a rather intriguing
game of three on three develops-at one
basket. The teams are The Newcomers
- the twins and Paul Heuerman - vs.
Lozier, Fife and Frieder. Frieder?
To the casual observer, it appears that
Fife is kind of deadly with his outside
jump shot. He's obviously kept in shape

since his playing days at Michigan (co
MVP with Henry Wilmore in 1971,Fi
still holds the record for the most a
sists in a season although Rickey Gree
came close).
THE TWINS LOOK sharp they'1
smart players. They pass well, shee
well, everything the coaches said. L7ies
is holding his own, and Heuerman reall
does look like he could make a big con
tribution a year or so from now (all th
talk about his "great potential" wast'
just baloney). And he really is "6-7 an
still growing".
Then Frieder comes through with
reverse layup that seems to take es
eryone by surprise, maybe even Frieder
"I MADE A IIELLUVA shot there
didn't 1?" he says later. "I find out hos
good our kids are when I play agains
them like that."
Frieder and Boyce compare notes an
decide they're pretty happy with Pau
and the twins. It was a good recruiting
year.
And everyone is looking forward t
the week of July 3rd. That's when soma
of the really good kids will be in camp
including one on NEXT year's recruit
ing list. He's Walker D. Russell fron
Pontiac Central. He had a brother nan
ed Campy who played for Michigan
couple years ago .. .

BASEBA LL NEWS
Yaz tops All-Star voting

By The Associated Presi
NEW YORK - Veteran Carl
Yastrzemski of the Boston Red
Sox is the leading vote-getter
after two weeks of balloting for
American League All Star play-
ers, the office of Baseball Com-
missionery Bowle Kuhn an-
rved yesterday.
'he slugging Yastrzemski
ha. received 297,552 votes for
one of three outfield positions.
Runnertp in the voting totals
to date is Kansas City's third
baseman, George Brett, with
285.136, followed by Minnesota's
first baseman, Rod Carew with
272,174.

Yastrzemski may not be the
only Red Sox player to start in
the July 19 All Star clash, to be
played this year under the lights
at New York's Yankee Stadium,
Boston's Carlton Fisk leads
the catchers with 264,382, al-
though Thurman Munson of
the New York Yankees is
close behind with 248,001.
Also, Boston's Fred Lynn has
the second-most votes for out-
fielder, 236,437, followed by Cali-
fornia's Joe Rudi, with 231,075.
The Yankees' Willie Randolph
leads at second base with 212,270
and Bert Campaneris of the
Texas Rangers is first among

~~II

Recreationdl
\2< SPOTS

I

The Department of Recreational Sports offers a wide variety
of activities during the summer months. This column, which will
run once a week, will keep you informed of deaflines, course offer-
ings, and special activities.
Two deadlines are qtickly approaching. If you wish to test
your skill on a pinball machine against your peers, you must
have your entry in by Wednesday, June 15.
The same deadline is in effect for the co-recreation
jogging meet.
If you desire more information about IM activities, pick up
the spring edition of IM Print, the Recreational Sports newsletter,
available later this week at any of the three (Central Campus,
North Campus, and Hoover St.) Intramural buildings.
Besides current activities, the department is preparing for
summer term activities. Registration will begin on Jule 1.
Registration is already underway for three special interest
programs. The three are:
* "Camp Adventure"-a children's summer day camp. Regis-
tration is in progress at the North Campus Recreation Building
only, from 9:30-6:00 daily. For more info, call 763-4560.
* Physical Activity Instruction for F a c ul t y and Staff
(P.A.IF.S.)-open to students also, courses will be offered in
tennis and swimming. Registration runs until June 24.
* Recreation for Adolescents-designed for 11-17 year olds,
this program Id also conducting registration at the North Campus
facility. Activities will include basketball and softball.
See you next week. .

shortstops with 198,389.
Balloting will continue through
July 4.
Angels swap
BALTIMORE-The Baltimore
Orioles yesterday traded relief
pitcher Dyar Miller to the Cali-
fornia Angels for another veter-
an pitcher, Dick Drago-
Miller, a 31-year-old right-
hander, joined the Orioles in
1975 after more than six sea-
sons in the Baltimore farm
system.He was 2-2 with the
Birds this season, with one
save.:
In 12 games, Miller pitched
22%3 innings, gave up 25 hits, 14
runs, six homers and 10 walks.
He struck out nine and carried
an ERA of 5.64.
Miller, a native of Batesville,
Ind., held the Chicago White Sox
scoreless in 3% innings of relief
work Sunday and allowed only
two hits, although the Orioles
lost 6-4 in 11 innings.
Drago, also 31, is in his ninth
AmericanLeague season. In 13
games with- the Angels, he had
an 0-1 record and two saves. He
pitched 21 innings, allowed 22
hits, eight runs, three homers
and three walks. Drago fanned
15 and had a 3.00 ERA.,
Bird nest
NEW YORK - Mark "The
Bird" Fidrych of the Detroit
Tigers has been named Ameri-
can League Player of the Week
for his two victories during the
week of June 5-12, the AL office
announced yesterday.
Fidrych, out of action ear-
lier this baseball season be-
cause of knee surgery, beat
the California A's 8-0 and the
Oakland A's 5-1 to even his
season's record at 2-2.
Fidrych compiled an .50 earn-
ed run average for the week,
allowing only 12 hits and one
walk while striking out 12.
The .Bird's .over-all .showing
since his return to the Detroit
rotation is 30 hits, four walks,
15 strikeouts and a 1.91 ERA.

Bartow qutsUCLA post
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. OP--Gene Bartow, head basketball
coach at UCLA the past two seasons, will start a basketbal
program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, it
was learned yesterday.
THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT by the school's presi-
dent, Dr. S. Richardson Hill, Jr., was to be made here today
at a press conference.
Bartow, followeing the John Wooden legend at UCLA, post-
ed two winning seasons, but he didn't win enough to satisfy
the Bruin boosters who were accustomed to near perfection
under Wooden. In Wooden's last 12 seasons as head basket-
ball coach at UCLA, the team won 10 NCAA titles.
LAST SEASON, the Bruins were 24-5, but were knocked
out of the NCAA tournament before the final round. In the
1975-76 season, the Bruins put together a 28-4 mark and got
to the NCAA championship round before losing to eventual
winner Indiana.
The Bruins won the Pacific-8 title the past two seasons.
BARTOW HAS BEEN head basketball coach at five
schools, posting a record of 310 victories and 153 losses in 16
seasons. In the past 12 seasons, Bartow's teams have par-
ticipated in postseason tournaments eight times.
Early in his college coaching career, Bartow took three of
his Valparaiso teams to the NCA4 College Division Tourna-
ment. In 1973, his Memphis State team went to the NCAA
championship game before losing tq UCLA. In 1972 and 1974,
Bartow took Memphis State to the National Invitation Tour-
nament. Bartow also coached at Illinois.

Gophers, SIU
OMAHA, Neb. ()-Neil Fialla
drove in two runs and crafty-
Dewey Robinson spaced 11 hits
last night to lift Southern Illinois
to a 3-2 victory over top-rated
Arizona State in the 31st annual
College World Series.
An eleventh-inning run-scor-
ing double by Mike Bruss let
co-favorite Minnesota slip past
Baylor 4-3 in the completion
of a suspended elimination-
round game earlier in the af-
ternoon.
Southern Illinois, 40-10, man-
aged only four hits off of two
Arizona State pitchers and all
three Salukis' runs were un-
earned.
The Salukis, who eliminated
Michigan in the Midwest Re-
gional 9-0, built up a 3-1 lead
in the fifth inning and Robinson
pitched out of jams in the next
four innings to defeat the co-
favorite Sun Devils.

win in Series
Second - ranked linesni
needed only 12 minutes tse
minate Baylor in a game call
ed in the top of the 11th it
ning Sunday by a sadde
downpour. Baylor, 43-15, 151
both of its series games by
run in extra innings.
With one out, pinch-bidlet J
Lentsch singled and Bruss l'
lowed with a double to the le
center field wall for the I
ahead run. In the bottorn of
inning, Brian Denman, 5
move dover from first base,
tired Baylor in order.
Minnesota, 39-11, meets fo
ern Illinois in the next I
today.
SCO RES
Amen ealse
Tesas 3, Cleveland 0
Kansas city S, NY Yankees3
National League
New York 7, Atlanta 1
Mintreat 3, Houston I
Cineinnati 5, Philadelphia 4

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