The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 12, 1978-Page 23
RELAXED COACH JOKES WITH CORSO:
at his pos
Bo loosens up in the off-season
ON, Wis. (UPI) - It had all fourth in the Big Ten last season behind bechler said the Wolverines would be some speed on defense."
pings of a staged political Michigan, Ohio State, and Michigan strong again next season. He noted, As a result, Corso said he felt a
d the campaigners, Michigan State, suggested - he claimed he was among other things, that his entire more comfortable than when he t
o Schembechler and Indiana serious - that Michigan's days as a backfield - including tailback Harlan over at Indiana five years ago.
ee Corso, were loving every superpower may be numbered. Huckleby and quarterback Rick Leach "Indiana averaged 1.4 victories
it. - would be back. year over a 75-year period," he said.
ene was the W Club at Camp "YOU CAN beat Michigan if you play "But when we won two games my
Stadium. The time was yester- 'em on a grass field," he quipped. Then, "IN MY OPINION, Rick Leach is the st year, I was told, 'You'll have to
ing. The occasion was the Big turning to Schembechler, Corso smiled premier quarterback in the United better than that.' And I said, 'Hey, w
est promotion, a "Mini-Grid and said, "Michigan has us right where States," said Schembechler. "I don't the hell are you talking about. I
ss conference," designed to it wants us - off its schedule. Right believe he has a weakness." already ahead of the average'."
nedia an inside look at the con- Bo." Still, Schembechler said the
most successful coaches. Shrewdly, Schembechler seized the Wolverines might have some problems
opportunity to offer-his opinions on defensively, and even agreed that S R
4BECHLER, clad in a canary everything from soccer, "It's not an Michigan and Ohio State would not
*rt coat, seemed strangely out American game, not like football" to dominate the conference till eternity.
ter. He smiled a lot and even his views favoring the NCAA increasing "We're reaching parity in the Big hockey playoffs
jokes. the ceiling on football scholarships Ten, and it's not that far away," he Boston6,Philadelphia3(Bostonwins
as the tension usually present from 95 to 105. "That's a number I think said. But, as several observers noted, semi-nals, 4-I
tgame interviews. we could live with." he was smiling when he said it. Baseball
)rso, whose Hoosiers finished . To the surprise of no one, Schem- American League
sports of the DAILY0.1
Last night's scheduled game between the Detroit Tigers and the
California Angels was postponed due to rain at Tiger Stadium. The contest
will be made up as a part of a July 23 doubleheader.,
The front-running Bengals continue their current homestand tonight,
opening up a three-game weekend series with the Oakland A's. The
Detroiters need a win to remain the only major league club not to suffer two
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Debol scores big
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia-Former Michigan star Dave Debol's goal
midway through the third period gave the United States a 4-3 victory over
Finland yesterday, thus assuring the American team of remaining in Group
A competition next year in the World Ice Hockey championships.
Debol's tally, at 8:22 of the third period, gave the Americans six points in
the eight-team competition.
"I am so happy," said U.S.A. coach John Mariucci. "I was concerned
about being relegated to Group B."
Mike Fidler, who set up Debol's game-winner, also scored a goal for the .
Americans, the youngest team in the event with an average age of 22.4.
Pete Lopresti stopped 32 shots in the American goal.
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Walton rumored ill
PORTLAND, Ore.-Bill Walton, injury-ridden star center of the Port-
land Trail Blazers may have a rare bone disease, The Oregonian says in a
copyrighted article in today's editions.
The article said the diagnosis of osteopetrosis is "unconfirmed" and "is
a rumor at present."
John White, spokesman for the National Basketball Association team,
denied flatly that there is any truth to the rumor.
White quoted Dr. Robert D. Cook, the Trail Blazer team physician, as
describing the report as "nonsense, pure conjecture and sensationalism."
Dr. Cook and Walton were unreachable.
Walton has been plagued with injuries throughout his professional
basketball career. He missed much of his first two seasons with the Trail
Blazers, then led them to the NBA championship in 1977.
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CORSO SAID that Indiana, which has
"seven or eight running backs who can
play the game," might be strong
enough to at least scare the so-called
Big Two next fall. Most important, he
said, was the fact "we've finally got
California at Detroit, ppd, rain
Minnesotla at Chicago, ppd, rain
ChicagoCuss4.San Diego 3
san Francisco6,Pittsburgh 2
Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati I
New York3, Montreal2
FACES HABS IN FINALS
Boston drops Flyers
BOSTON (AP) - Veteran center McNAB WAS content to set up the fir-
Peter McNab scored one goal and st four Boston goals before he got in on
assisted on four others last night as the the scoring act himself by tallying
Boston Bruins ousted the Philadelphia Boston's fifth goal with slightly more
Flyers with a 6-3 victory and charged than seven and a half minutes
into the championship round of the remaining in the final period.
National Hockey League playoffs.
THE BRUINS, who eliminated the BILLBOARD
Flyers in a four-game semi-final sweep The Recreational Sports Department
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