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Thursday, June 3, 1976


Page Eleven"

UTEP eyes 2nd track title


By The Associated Press
winner John Negno of Washing-
ton State heads a list of eight
defending champions in the Na-
tional Collegiate Athletic Asso-
ciation Track and Field Cham-
pionships s t a r t i n g today at
Franklin Field.
Defending team champion
Texas - El Paso should ; be
strongly challenged by South-
ern California, with Arizona
State, Tennessee, Kansas and
UCLA also in the picture if
the top two falter.
Tennessee won two years ago
and UCLA has finished first
three times and second twice in
the last five years.
Negno, who will defend his
5,000 and 10,000-meter champion-
ships, last year .was designated
"Athlete of the Meet." He's won
four NCAA titles at 5,000 met-
ers. He'll be challenged in the
5,000 by Craig Virgin of Illinois,
who wiped out the late Steve
Prefontaine's national two-mile
record. In the 10,000, he'll have
to beat 1975 runnerup Domingo

NCAA meet starts today'

Tibaduiza and Virgin, who fin-
ished third.
The Miners of UTEP have
almost the same team that
won last year at Provo, Utah,
including 16 foreign stars from
such places as Kenya, Ghana,
New Zealand, Sweden and
Norway. These stars from
abroad, referred to as UTEP's
"Foreign Legion," amassed
80 of the team's total points
at Provo.
UTEP stars include James
Munyala, defending champion in
the 3,000-meter steeplechase;
Wilson Waigwa, a contender
against defender Eamonn Cog-
hMan of Villanova in the 1,500-
meter event Fred Angoga, the
Western Athletic Conference 800-
meter champ; Greg Joy, a 7-
foot-4 high jumper; Tom Asare,
WAC long jump champ; Joel
Lanigan, WAC triple jump win-
ner; Hans Almstrom, a shot
putter, and Emmitt Berry in

the hammer throw.
Southern California, which
won the Pac-8 title with a rec-
ord 180 points, features speed,
but probably has the best
across the board squad among
the 1S4 schools and 1,573 ath-
letes involved in the annual
The Trojans feature Ken Ran-
die in the 400-meter run and
James Gilkes in the 200; Russ
Rogers, an 18-foot pole vaulter,
Tom Andrews in the 400-meter
hurdles, and a speedy 400-meter
relay team.
Kansas, winner of the Big
Eight title with 189 points, is
keyed by sprinters such as Lar-

ry Jackson in the 100 and 200,
LaVerne Smith in the 400 me-
ters and Cliff Wiley in the 200
and 400, as well as a swift 400-
meter relay team. Tennessee
depends largely for points on
sprinter Reggie Jones, defend-
ing 200-meter champ, a threat
in the 100 and anchorman on
the 400-meter relay team; stee-
plechaser Ron Addison and jave-
lin thrower Phil Olson, a Cana-
dian. The Volunteers, who won
the Southeast Conference title
with 179 points, are considered
powerful in almost all the 21
Other defending champions
are Louisiana State's Larry

Shipp in the 110-meter hurdles,
Arkansas State's Earl Bell in
the pole vault and Jim Mc-
Goldrick of Texas in the dis-
cus. Southern California de-
fends in the 400-meter relay
event. Bell set a world pole
vault record of 18 feet, 74
inches last week. '
The meet starts today at 1
p.m. EDT with field event qual-
ifying events. The first track
trial is at 3:30 p.m., with the last
event off at 8:15. Tomorrow,
trials and finals are slated in
the hammer, long jump, shot
put, 110-meter hurdles, 100-me-
ter dash and 10,000-meter run.
The program opens at 1:30 p.m.,
with the final event scheduled
for 7:55.
On Saturday, there will be 15
finals, starting at 10:30 a.m.
and ending about 4 p.m.

Bo out of hospital

Tou ching all
te bases
Bill Stieg
HERE'S AN OFF-SEASON round-up for those of you who en-
joy a nippy fall day in the stadium or a winter's evening
in Crisler Arena as much as this beautiful baseball weather:
There have been calls to The Daily from basketball fans
who seem to be quite worried about the lack of recruits for
the basketball team. The callers wonder out loud about what
went wrong this spring.
The answer: Nothing, 'really. Remember. Michigan went
after the best high school players in the country this year-17
and 18-year-olds who generally see themselves as legitimate stars
who should start all four years of their college career. And that's
if they don't decide to go pro a year or two early.
There is simply no room for such players at Michigan. The
Wolverines finished second in the nation this year and lost only
one of their top ten players - Wayman Britt - and there are
three excellent returning forwards who are all capable of tak-
ing his place.
These hot-shot high schoolers see the situation and quick-
ly start looking elsewhere.
But what about a big man? Even assistant coach Bill
Frieder said that he figured a good big man should have
noticed that Michigan could use some size in the middle.
But still, Stuart House, Ricky Brown and just recently, Mike
Davis, all went elsewhere.
This phenomenon isn't easily explained, but it shouldn't worry
Michigan fans. After all, what is wrong with 6-7 Phil Hubbard
at center? He did lead the team in rebounding and finish second
so scoring. And his speed and quickness were terribly important
for the fast break to work.
In fact, a 6-11 hook-shooter could even hurt the team by
slowing it down. Of course, none of this is any consolation to
Hubbard, who was hoping to play in the corner this year.
So let it be said that it doesn't really matter that Michigan
didn't have a banner recruiting year. Now if the same thing
happens next year, then you can start worrying.
You've heard this every year since 1970, but here it is
again: Michigan looks extremely powerful for the '76 foot-
ball season. Awesome, almost.
Just a glance at the offensive line shows an awful lot. Only
one player graduated - center Jim Czirr. But that doesn't mean
too much because Kirk Lewis, the captain guard who missed last
season because of a broken arm, will be back. He'll probably
nudge one of the guards over to Czirr's empty center spot, and
there's no problem.
The only other open spots on the offense are Gordon Bell's
tailback position and Keith Johnson's wide receiver spot. But
with familiar names like Harlan Huckleby and Ricky White (among
others) to replace them, who will notice?
Defensively, the Wolverines lose more to graduation, but, as
in the past, there are replacements galore with adequate ex-
Here's a bet - that Michigan will head to Columbus this
November with a perfect record, once, again.

From wire Service Reports
ANN ARBOR - University of
Michigan football C o a c h Bo
Schembechler w a s released
from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
yesterday just two weeks after
undergoing open heart surgery.
Doctors said the 49-year-old
Schembechler, who suffered a
heart attack on the eve of
the Rose Bowl game in 1971,
must still spend about another
four to six weeks recovering
from the bypass operation at
Schembechler was described
as "doing a little better than
normal for this type of surgery,"
by a U-M spokesman.
They said they were very
pleased at his progress.
Schembechler has said .he
plans to resume his coaching
duties as soon as he is able.
Doctors bypassed four arteries
in the six-hour-long operation
May 20 to correct a circulatory
problem that will improve the
flow of blood to previously de-
prived parts of Schembechler's
Schembechler, the Wolverines
coach since 1968, will have to
return to the hospital for at
least one checkup during the
recovery period.
'Tree' tries out
RALEIGH, N.C. - The Olym-
pic basketball coach says the
U.S. team has gut to have a big
defensive center who can re-
"I'm th-!t man," says Clem-
son's 7-foot-2 Wayne "Tree"
Rollins. "I have worked hard
on rebounds an d blocking
shots, most of the time trying

to get the pass to somebody
for scoring."
Rollins, here for Olympic try-
outs this week under Coach
Dean Smith of North Carolina,
is competing with 6-11 James
Edwards of the University of
Washington, Scott Lloyd, a re-
cent graduate of Arizona State,
7-foot center Ralph Drollinger,
a UCLA graduate, and a host of
big forwards.
He says he is the man to take
on the huge Russians, who won
in a dispute at Munich in 1972.
"I played against them last
summer in Intercontinental
Cup play and I know I can
handle them. Alevandre Belov
isn't that tough, and the young
guy, Vladimir Shigili, isn't
that tough," he said.
"They will push you around a
lot more than we have in col-
lege ball here in the States, and
the officials don't call it. You
wait on the call, which is natu-
ral, and it don't come, so you
have to keep going back at

Icers shot at
QUEBEC - Andre Deschamps
of the American Hockey League
Hershey Bears had a bullet re-
moved from his leg yesterday
after being shot by a pair of
masked men who entered a
tavern here Tuesday night and
began shooting at patrons.
Jacques Richard, a forward
with the N a t i o n a l Hockey
League Buffalo Sabres, narrow-
ly escaped injury when a bullet
passed through his trouser leg
as he dove to escape the hail of
M-pin bowling
at the UNION
OPEN 11 A.M.

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