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Wednesday, May 19 197E


Page Fifteen

Rickey Green will be back

Rickey Green is still a Wolverine.
This good news for Michigan basket-
ball fans became official Monday when
the speedy sparkplug guard sent a let-
ter to the NBA withdrawing his name
from the hardship list.
THUS ENDED almost two months of
speculation since the Wolverines' lead-
ing scorer and MVP led his team to the
national tournament and a near-cham-
"There are good fans at Michigan and
I don't want to let them down," said
Green. Green was an all-American at
Vincennes Junior College before trans-
ferring to Michigan last year. He will be
a senior in the fall.
"I want to get my degree as a phys-
ical education major," Green said.
"That is the most important part."

Green is on campus making up credits
that were lost during his tournament
Another important consideration for
the lightning - quick guard is his tryout
for the Olympic team May 30-June 6.
"I WANT to concentrate on making
the U. S. Olympic team," he said. "I
used to dream of playing with an inter-
national team, like the Pan-Am team
but I never really thought I would have
a chance to. But now I have it."
Assistant coach Bill Frieder said that
he, Green, and head coach Johnny Orr
discussed the matter beforehand.
"We wanted a decision from him,"
said Frieder, "because it might have a
bearing on what we do. And we thought
if he announced now it would help his

chances for making the Olympic team."
GREEN had heard from some people
that the Olympi c committee would
frown upon anyone at the tryouts who
was considering going pro. Olympic
coach Dean Smith had said, in fact, that
he was worried about the eligibility of
those on the hardship list who have dis-
cussed contracts with pro teams.
"We know that applying for hardship
status and being drafted doesn't hurt
them," Smith said. "But if they hire
an agent to negotiate a contract, my
understanding is that they're ineligible."
Green's decision lessens the dismay
of the Michigan coaches when they found
out that all-state guard Brian Walker
of Indiana had decided to attend North
Carolina St. next fall.

"We're elated Rickey's coming back"
understated Frieder, jokingly. "He's as
good as any recruit we could get."
GREEN, WHO said he discussed his
decision with his mother, spoke hope-
fully of next season.
"Four of our starters from last sea-
son are going to be back next year and
I think if everybody comes back with a
good attitude and works hard, we are
going to have a dynamite team and will
have a chance the win the Big Ten and
"We came so close this year I can
almost touch it. It's real and we want
a part of it," Green said.
"After another year of college ball, I
feel I would be more experienced and
ready for pro ball."

Celtics kayo Ca vs, 94-87

Heart surgery for Bo

Boston, Phoenix in finals

By The Associated Press
C L E V E L A N D - Char-
et f r lie Scott stole a Cleveland pass
and drove for the clinching bas-
Michigan head football coach Bo Schembechler will ket last night, giving the Bos-
probably undergo open heart surgery later this week St. ton Celtics a 94-87 victory over
the Cavaliers for the National
Joseph's hospital announced last night. Basketball Association Eastern
Schembechler entered the hospital Monday. He must Conference championship.
first pass preliminary tests before the surgery can be per- The triumph gave the Celtics
formed. the best - of - seven series four
The 46-year old coach experienced chest pains last games to two and moved them
month, and subsequent tests detected a blockage of the into the finals for the 14th time.
coronary arteries. The operation was Schembechler's Boston will face Phoenix in the
decision. Athletic director Don Canham said earlier that opening game Sunday.
he expects Schembechler to coach in the fall Scott and his running mate
at guard, Jo Jo White, foiled
A six-week recovery period is normal for such opera- the Cavaliers' bid to make the
tions. finals for the first tisne.
The hospital statement said: "If preliminary tests are White scoredh29 pointstand
satisfactory, it is anticipated that surgery will take place in Scott added 20.
the latter part of this weeks The operation contemplated is Scott, who came to the Celt-
a coronary bypass which is an open-heart procedure." ics in an off-season trade from
Schembechler suffered a heart attack the night before Phoenix, pulled the defensive
the 1970 Rose Bowl, but had no further problems until last gem of the game with 1:28 to
month play. le cut in front of Austin
Carr to pick off Campy Rus-
sell's pass and raced down the
Bosox nip iers in 9th, 5-3;
WhiWte Sox subdue Angels, 5-0
yThe Associated Press Angels axed game of the year.
DETROIT - R i c k Miller's Nolan Ryan, 3-4, took the loss
bases-loaded single with two out CHICAGO-Bart Johnson hur- for the Angels despite striking
in the ninth inning last night led a three-hit shutout, Bucky out nine and giving up just six
snapped a 3-3 tie and gave the D~ent drove in two runs with a hits.
BosonRedSo a -3victory single and a double and Pat
Boston Red Sox a Kelly slammedda bases-loaded The White Sox staked Johnson
over the Detroit Tigers. double as the Chicago White Sox t a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
Detroit had rallied for three coasted to a 5-0 victory over the Dent drove in the first run with
runs in the bottom of the eighth California Angels last night. a single and Kelly capped the
-its first runs in 31 innings-to Johnson, 2-4, snapped a per- outburst with his three - run
tie the game. sonal four-game losing streak double.
But the Red Sox came back with his first victory since his Dent doubled home Jorge Orta
to load the bases in the ninth initial appearance of the sea- with Chicago's final run in the
on three walks off Jim Craw- son. It was his first complete third inning.
ford and John Hiller. Miller th en.deliered:hi two-ru"single
then delivered his two-run - '
Rick Burleson hit a three-run
homer in the fifth for Boston,
which has won six of its last
seven games. The homer, his
first of the season, followed a
single by Jim Rice and a walk
by Rico Petrocelli. '0/
The Tigers' rally started with
a walk to Rusty Staub off start- ?
er Dick Pole. Jason Thompson'
and Auerilio Rodriguez followed
with singles, loading the bases.
Tom Veryzer hit into a double -
play, scoring/ one run. Dan Ron Lef lore John Hiller
Meyer and Ron Leflore then hit
RBI singles to tie the score. . 3 more hits. blows it

floor for a stuff shot that gave
Boston an 88-85 lead.
Moments later, White drove
in for another layup that ce-
mented the decision with a 90-
85 lead, causing a Coliseum
crowd of 21,564 to go limp.
C a r r delivered another
brilliant performance as a Cav-
aliers reserve. The fourth-year
man from Notre Dame poured
in 26 points. Bobby "Bingo"
Smith added 16 for Cleveland.
Dave Cowens, despite get-
ting into early foul trouble,
shook loose for 21 points to

give the Celtics a three-
pronged attack.
Both sides appeared tense in
the opening minutes before the
fourth straight sellout Coliseum
throng. Cleveland missed seven
of its first eight shots and Bos-
ton could connect on only two
of eleven.
Cowens picked up his third
personal with 13 seconds to
play in the first quarter. The
big redhead sat out almost sev-
en minutes and the Cavaliers-
took advantage of his foul

Wolverines to send only
two netters to nationals
Michigan's men's tennis team tive dual meet triumphs and
won the Big Ten title last Sun- a 7-2 drubbing of Michigan.
day, but it will be the Ohio
State Buckeyes representing The Buckeyes were given the
this region in the NCAA cham- full complement of four players
pionships, May 26-31. as compared to two for the Wol-
In a decision made earlier vernes.
this year, a committee of Captain Eric Friedler and
coaches decided to cut the field Jeff Etterbeek are the Michi-
in half and limit the number of gan men who will compete in
players allowed to compete in Corpus Christie. Friedler will
the tournament. participate in number one sin-
The decision, made before gles, and Etterbeek in second
the results of the Big Ten singles. The pair were also giv-
tourney were known, was bas- en an excellent shot at winning
ed upon OSU's 15 consecu- a doubles event.
Major League Standings
East East w 1, Pet. GB
W 1. Pet. GB PhiladOelp~hia 19s9u.ass -
New York 18 1 .643 - Pittsburgh 9in2.013 2
Baltimore 15 14 .517 3'.2 New York 20 14 .588 2
Detroit 13 14 .481 41/4 Chicago 14 18 .438 7%
Milwaukee 10 03 .450 5 (Montreal On 7 .4148
Cteveid 13 06 .448 5%4 St. Louis 14 20 41t 0%
Boston 12 16 .429 6 west
West ('1ci1'- 20o12n.6ns -
Texas 19 10 1.33 - Los A's-' 20 13 .606
Kansas city 18 10 .643 --- San Diego 16 5 .516 3 %
Minnesota 15 13 .536 37 I2ouston 16 20 .444 6
Oakland 15 16 .484 5 Atlanta 12 22 .364 9
Chicago 10 16 .335 7 San Francisco 11 22 .333 9%
Caitornia 13 23 .361 9 esterday's Results
Yesterday's Resu~lts P'hiladt-lphlia at Nt-w York, pp'd.
Milwauker at Baltimore, ppd. Chit-agtatMonotreal, ppd.
Boston 5, Detroit 3 Pittsburgh 4, St. iouis 1
Kansas Cty 3, Texas 1 Atlanta 3, Houston 2
(hit-ago 5, California 0 San Dtt-go at Sanoni-seon
Oakland at Minnesota, 0nCincinnat it tsanges, o
New York 11, Cleveland 6 (16 inn.) 'Ttdaty's n.;n1a.s
Today's Games Philadettthia (Chrsterson 3-1) at
Milwaukee (coiborn 2-3) at nalti- New York (Joich -1>, 8:05 p.m.
more (cuelar 1-3), 7:30 p.m. Chicato (lttonham n-n) at Monttrea -
New York (R. May 2-1) at Cleve- (Rogers--4). 0:05 p.m.
land Dobso 3-4) 7:30p~m. 'itt'Imo-gh (Coodel-ulra 3-2) at St.
l ostonJenk3n2-4)7:30Dpem. oitLois (McGlothen 4-3), 8:30 p.m.
oten (Jkins n-H at uetrot oston (Cosgrove 1-2) at San
), 0p.m. -Diego (Spillner 1-5), 10 p.m.
Oakland (Torre 4-3) at Kansas Atlanta (Ruthven 4-4) at Los An-
City (Spslttoerf 2-3), 0:30 p.m. tevts (John 1-2), 10:30 p.m.
Minnesota (niyleven 3-2) at Chi- Cincinnati (Alcala 2-0) at San
rage (Gossage 1-3), 5 p.m. "rancisco (Moneto" 4-2), 10:05
Only games scheduled p.m. "

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