100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

September 18, 1980 - Image 10

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1980-09-18

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

SPORTS
Thursday, September 18, 1980

Page 10

udge declares Wilson

By DREW SHARP
With wire service reports
An Urbana, Ill. Circuit Court judge
yesterday declared Illinois quarter-
back David Wilson ineligible to play for
the remainder of the season. The
decision came due to some new eviden-
ce which the Big Ten presented at a
special hearing that was held to deter-
mine whether the junior college tran-

sfer is legally eligible to call the signals
for the Illini.
Judge Harry Clem, who three weeks
hence granted Wilson an injunction
which enabled him to play in
Illinois' first two games this season,
revoked his initial order when Big Ten
attorneys claimed that the eligibility
committee was given the academic
transcripts of another student named
David Wilson.

The judge's decision may cause the
forfeiture of Illinois' two opening
season victories.
According to conference attorney
Bryon Gregory, the eligibility commit-
tee approved Wilson's transfer in May
on the basis of the false transcripts.
When the committee discovered the
mistake, they declared Wilson
ineligible for the 1980 season. Wilson
filed a lawsuit against the Big Ten and
got the injunction from Judge Clem.

ieligible
According to Illinois assistant sports
information director John Rosenthal,
the transcript matter was cleared up at
the hearing.
"We had gotten an affadavit from the
person in charge of transfers at Fuller-
ton (Wilson's junior college) and she
said that it was an honest mistake,"
said Rosenthal. "We had gotten the Big
Ten to understand that so I assumed
that the evidence would be thrown out."
Rosenthal refused to comment on the
possible forfeiture of the two games.

The Michigan Daily
Bracken relieves Bo
of punting miseries

i

SPRING 1981
WASHINGTON SEMESTER
The American University
separate programs in
CRIMINAL JUSTICE * URBAN AFFAIRS
NATIONAL GOVERNMENT " FOREIGN POLICY
ECONOMIC POLICY a AMERICAN STUDIES
programs include: for further information write:
" SEMINARS WITH DECISION MAKERS
" INTERNSHIPS ON CAPITAL HILL, IN Washington Semester Programs
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, WITH Ward Circle Bldg. 216
PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS Washington, D.C. 20016

GRIDDE
The Daily Gridde Picks is about the
only NCAA sport that you could par-
ticipate in without being placed on
probation. So why not fill out your picks
today.
The top forecaster receives a free
one-item pizza from Pizza Bob's. Your
predictions must be at the Daily office,
420 Maynard, by midnight Friday to
qualify.
1. MICHIGAN at Notre Dame (Pick
score)
2. Minnesota at Ohio State
ยข 3. Michigan State at Oregon
4.)UCLA at Purdue
5. Indiana at Kentucky
6. Illinois at Missouri

PICKS
7. Northwestern at Washington
8. Iowa at Nebraska
9. Brigham Young at Wisconsin
10. Ohio U. at Eastern Michigan
11. Illinois State at Central Michigan
12. Western Michigan at Northern
Illinois
13. Florida at Georgia Tech
14. Rice at Tulane
15. Alabama at Mississippi
16. Penn State at Texas A & M
17. South Carolina at USC
18. Clemson at Georgia
19. Bucknell at Slippery Rock
20. DAILY LIBELS. at Sisters of St.
Mary's}

By STAN BRADBURY
About 18 months ago, Don Bracken
got this little brochure in the mail. It
was for a kicking school in Tacoma,
Wash., run by a man named Ray Pelfr-
vy. It advertised that Bracken could
receive three days instruction from a
.kicking scientist for only $135, transpor-
tation to and from his quiet little
hometown of Thermopolis, Wyoming,
not included.
Today, Bracken, Bo Schembechler
and Michigan football fans everywhere
will say it was more than worth the
money. And Schembechler will add that
Bracken is worth the full scholarship
the first ever given by Schembechler to
a freshman kicker.
BRACKEN COMES to Michigan with
some of the most impressive creden-
tials of any high school punter in the
nation. As a senior for Hot Springs
County High School last year the 6-1,
1857pounder averaged 47.3 yards per
punt in 36 attempts with none blocked.
Bracken has never had a punt blocked
since he switched to his one and a half
step delivery at the punting school in the
summer after his junior year.
A punter with a quick delivery and a
powerful foot was exactly what the
Wolverines were looking for this past
off-season. As one may recall, the
kicking game could have cost Michigan
all four of its losses.
Last year Bryan Virgil averaged 37.8
yards per punt after taking three slow
steps to deliver the ball. Four punts were
blocked, the most crucial block oc-
curring against Ohio State. Buckeye
defender Todd Bell recovered the ball
and scrambled into the end zone to give
his team an 18-15 victory.
SCHEMBECHLER FINALLY
decided to break down and recruit a
kicker with a full scholarship out of
high school. "We have a new respect for
that phase of the game," said the coach
earlier this week. Michigan scouts
scoured the countryside but finally
found Bracken through, the punting
school.
Bo was asked about looking at the
school if it was a desperation move.

"Sort of," he said with a grin.
Bracken told how he first became in-
terested in Michigan. "I knew they
needed a punter because I watched the
Ohio State game last year. I wrote them
a letter and the day after I sent them
the letter Pelfrvy told me he had
already contacted them.
"I HAD SOME other offers from
places like Brigham Young, Wyoming
and Washington but Michigan seemed
the most interested," Bracken said.
And that's how he ended up in
Michigan Stadium punting before over
100,000 people, 20 times the size of his
hometown. "It (the Northwestern
game) was just unreal," said Bracken.,
"I've never experienced anything like2
that."
Bracken averaged 38.3 yards in three
attempts against the Wildcats. The fir-,
st, a 47-yard punt into the endzone in the
first quarter, drew a standing ovation
from the student section of the stadium.
"I WAS A LITTLE upset with how I
punted and I know I could have done
better," said Bracken. "I've hardly
ever averaged under 40." Bracken had
another 47-yard punt into the endzone
nullified by a Northwestern penalty,
which would have, given him a 40.5
average with only two return yards.
Bracken said, "I knew I would be un-
der pressure because they had a bad
kicking game last year but now I'feel
comfortable here."
Pressure has not bothered many of
Pelfrvy's other punting proteges.'
Pelfrvy has coached eight current NFL
punters, including Bob Grupp of the
Kansas City Chiefs, last year's rookie of
the year who led the NFL in punting
with a 43.6 yard average.
GRUPP WAS JUST an average pun-
ter, released by the New York Jets in
both 1977 and 1978, before Pelfrvy took
hold of him and turned him into the best
in the league.
Pelfrvy's scientific instruction
techniques include lectures, demon-
strations, watching films of punters,
self-evaluation through a video recor-
ding machine, and of course, practice.
For $135 the camp was a bargain.

BURRITO'S AND TACOS a
BICYCLE
JIM'S
RESTAURANT
Come in and build your own from our
MEXICAN MAXIMUM BUFFET

4

HAPPY HOURS
Mon.-Thurs. Spm-close
Hamburger $1.75
French Fries 2St
Peanuts 10C
Great discounts on beer
and liquor

BUSINESS HOURS
Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-midnight
Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-1:OOam A
Sun. 4:00pm-9:00pm

1301 S. University, corner of Forest

0

Now comes Miller time.

- I

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan