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SPORTS
The Michigan Daily Wednesday, November 26, 1980 Page 7

Leonard beats Duran

to

regain

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sugar Ray
Leonard regained the World Boxing
Council welterweight championship
last night when Roberto Duran quit
during the eighth round for no apparent
reason.
Duran was along the ropes facing
keonard when he suddenly turned, said
"No" to the referee and walked away.
At first neither Leonard nor referee
Ocatvio Meyran could believe what was
happening and Meyran waved both
fighters to continue.
BUT DURAN shook his head "no"
and as the crowd roared in disbelief,
Leonard leaped into the air in joy, the
champion once again.
Luis Henrique, a Duran aide, said,
"He's cramped. His whole body is
cramped."

Apparently something als
wrong with Duran's right should
THE TIME was 2:44 of the
round. It was a strange ending1
was Duran's second loss in a b
career that had seen him win 7
and intimidate opponents to the1
had become one of the most
fighters in boxing.
Duran had won the title from L
on a unanimous decision last Ju
Montreal by bulling Leonard i
ropes and working him over. He
do it again in the Superdome
tactics did not work as Leonardt
hand and foot speed to great adv
It was obvious that Duran ha
to intimidate Leonard in Mont:
fact, Sugar Ray came into tl
dressed in villain black trunks w

WBC
so was stripes, black socks and black
er. with gold laces. There was no
eighth that he didn't want to be known
to what Sugar Ray Leonard.
brilliant AND IN the seventh round, Leo
2 times confidence was at a point wh(
point he mugged at Duran, taunted him
feared . into the Ali shuffle and shouted
champion.
Leonard It was a major win for Leon
ne 20 in U.S. boxing golden boy ever si
nto the won a gold medal in the M
tried to Olympics in 1976. But the surpr
but his ding will undoubtedly overshad
used his ring skill on this night.
antage. Before the fight, Duran, kno
d failed "Hands of Stone," had said, ".
real. In time, Mr. Leonard is going to, k
he ring floor of the ring."
'ith gold BUT THE MAN from Panama

title
shoes had Leonard in serious trouble although
doubt he still was very much in the fight when
as nice the sudden ending came.
Two judges had Leonard ahead 68-66
nard's after seven rounds and another had
ere he Leonard ahead 68-67.
,went
at the Leonard, at 24, five years younger
than Duran, came out circling and
lard, a moving in and out. It became obvious
nce he he came to use all the ring, unlike he did
ontreal in Montreal. At the end of the first
ise en- round, Leonard landed a solid 1-2 to
ow his Duran's head.
wn as IN THE SECOND round, Leonard,
this who weighed 146, the same as Duran,
iss the landed three good rights to the head and
two stiff jabs at the bell while effec-
never tively tying up Duran inside.

AP Phpl'o
SUGAR RAY LEONARD takes the first round with Roberto Duran in the
WBC Welterweight Champion bout last night. Leonard went on to score a
TKO against Duran to regain the title.

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Roses take a back seat .. .
.. It's time for basketball
By JON MORELAND
With the Michigan football team having properly disposed of their final Big
Ten opponent, it's time now for the Michigan cagers to begin showing their wares
for the oncoming season.
The cagers started by putting on an exhibition for 7,002 faithfuls who found
time in their schedules to witness a 103-48 trouncing of Windsor Monday night.
They begin the semi-regular season Saturday when they entertain the Hurons
from Eastern Michigan, and of course the real season starts with the Big Ten
games right after New Year's and continues through March.
These semi-regular games, the non-conference ones that kill the time between
now nd Christmas promise to be nothing more than a warmup for the real games
looming on the horizon.

There's not a single team on Michigan's non-conference schedule ranked in
anyone's top 20, while, depending on whose version you look at, there are as many
as six Big Ten teams ranked in the pre-season polls.
The Wolverines should be able to roll through the ten pre-holiday opponents
with little trouble. Sure, they might go out to Kansas or down to Dayton and lose
one here or there, but what real difference does it make?
As long as they don't make a habit- of it, one or two non-conference defeats
wouldn't be the end of the world.
During these games, things shouldn't change too much from the Windsor con-
test when Michigan was concerned with getting a good look at everyone and ex-
perimenting a little bit.
"We just wanted to make sure everyone got in and maybe try a few new com-
binations," said Michigan Coach Bill Frieder after the Windsor exhibition.
Cagers will experiment
This should be the course of action for the Blue cagers between now and
Christmas. Why not try Mike McGee at guard a little bit? Throw him in there for
some of these games and let him go a ten minute stretch at the new position, let's
see what happens.
While they're at it, why not try a front line of Tim McCormick, Paul Heuerman
and Ike Person just to see what happens?
And when they get tired of this combo, how about throwing the 7'2" freshman
center Jon Antonides against Western Michigan and ltting him scrap it out a little
bit with the Broncos.
These are the types of things we should see in these warmup games. Everyone
knows McGee, Heuerman and Thad Garner can play together across the front line.
Everyone knows Marty Bodnar can hit the 15-20 footers from around the key.

Everyone also knows that these guys tied for sixth in the Big Ten last season.
Sure, they're a very good chance of improving on that position, but they're going to
need some help along the way.
Now is the time to break a few things in. Let Joe James have a shot at putting
on a show in front of the Crisler Arena fans. What better way to instill confidence in
a guy everyone says has all the tools to be a star?
James could be a needed spark
Frieder's going to need some strong performances from James once the con-
ference games do start, so why not let him go a little extra now? A couple of double
figure games in front of real fans, against real opponents could give a guy like
James the spark he needs when he faces some really tough fans and opponents.
Some performances like this could make opposing Big Ten coaches stand up
and take note when they start preparing for the Wolverines. If nothing else, give
the other coach one more thing to worry about when watching the Michigan films.
They all know McGee can put the ball in the hole, but if they also have to worry
about these newcomers, their preparations could be hindered significantly.
Look for Frieder to experiment during these games between now and the New
Year. Michigan still should be able to roll fairly easily through the non-Big Ten
games with a minimum number of losses. Provided he can clean up on most of
these weaker teams, Frieder should see his team popping into the top twenty about
mid-December.
That would give the other Big Ten coaches even more worries, and maybe
even get the Michigan fans a little pumped up.
But better yet, imagine what it would do to the confidence of some of the inex-
perienced players when they start realizing they played a significant part in get-
ting the team there.

SPORTS OF THE DAILY

MS e
BY JOHN KERR
Special to The Daily
EAST LANSING - Aided by three
outstanding performances in the
heavier weights, the Michigan State
wrestling team rallied to edge the
Wolverines 18-16, in a Big Ten meet
here last night.
Michigan went into the final three
matches with a 16-9 lead, but the Spar-
tans Steve Foley (177 lbs.), Mike Potts
(190 lbs.), and Dan Holt (heavyweight)
each came up with a much needed vic-
tory over their Wolverine opponents.
"I EXPECTED to get the last two
matches (190 lbs. and heavyweight)
and didn't do it," said Michigan coach
Dale Bahr, "I was real disappointed."

Ii
dges
Michigan's State Foley ignited the
Spartans' rally by decisioning
Michigan's Rob Rechsterner 6-1 in the
177 pound weight class.
Next canie one of the most exciting
matches of the night, and one that gave,
the Spartans the momentum to defeat
Michigan. With Michigan State's Potts
leading the Wolverines' Pat McKay 7-5
with 1:30 seconds left in the match,
McKay scored a reversal and take
down to give him an 8-7 lead. McKay
stayed on top of Potts until he wa
penalized with :22 seconds left. The
penalty tied the match at 8-8 and with 10
seconds left, Potts scored a reversal to
win 10-9. McKay earned a point for
having the most riding time.

I Af-

I

vIgra
WITH THE team score now Michigan
16, MichiganState 15, the Wolverines'
Eric Klassen, last year's Big Ten
wrestling champion in the heavyweight
division, was defeated 7-2 by Holt.
Holt's decision gave the Spartans an 18-
16 team victory.
Despite the close score Michigan
managed to win only four of the ten
matches. In the 118 pound weight class
Michigan's Joe McFarland edged
State's Jim Mason, 9-7, Tim Fagan
clobbered State's Eric Beaudry 12-4 at
150 lbs., John Beljan defeated the Spar-
tans' Scott Simmons 10-5 at 158 pounds,
and in the only pin fall of the night,
Michigan's 167 pounder Nemir Nadhir
pinned State's Ron Sobal with 42 secon-
ds left in the second period.
Undergrads take it
It was Michigan versus Michigan as
the undergraduate soccer club took on
the graduate soccer club in the second
round of Wayne State University's Soc-
cer Fest '80 tournament, November 19.
The undergraduates managed to
squeak by the graduates, 3-2, for an ex-
citing overtime victory.
The graduates went up, 2-0, in the fir-
st half behind goals by team captain
Uwe Pleban and Walter Bianchi. The
undergrads rallied in the second half,
however, as team standouts Bob Zack
and Rob Neil tied the game and sent it
into overtime. Sophomore Dwayne
Johnson, later named the tournament's
most valuable player, scored the win-
ning goal for the undergrads.
IN THE first game of the tour-
nament, the undergraduate club, with
six players sidelined due to injuries,
soundly defeated Oakland Community
College, 4-1. Oakland had a previous
record of 6-1-2 and was considered one
of the tournament's best teams.
Michigan's Neil, Johnson, Tim Sch-
midt, and Peter Herrmann all tallied
goals in the victory.
At the Wayne State tournament the
undergrads rounded out their season
with a 10-5 record. After a loss in their
opener to Oakland University, the
Wolverines steadily improved and
culminated their season with back-to-
back victories. One of the biggest
nrohlems iunderarad Coach Steve Olson

)plers
team really came together. We got ex-
cellent play from Peter Herrmann and
Dwayne Johnson, and Frank Markus
and Harry Tsomides established them-
selves as team leaders."
-JOE CHAPELLE
Saints name coach
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dick Stan-
fel, named yesterday to replace his old
friend and former boss Dick Nolan as
head coach of the New Orleans Saints,
said he has little to offer the winless
National Football League team this
year but hard work and pride..
Nolan was fired Monday night after
his team fell 27-7 to the Los Angeles
Rams. It was the 12th loss of the season
for the Saints.,
GENERAL MANAGER Steve Rosen-
bloom said he and team owner John
Mecom Jr. arrived independently at a
decision to fire Nolan, then counseled,
broke the news to Nolan and told Stan-
fel that they wanted him to take over.
Ex-Blue aide resigns
His team having just completed a
disappointing 5-6 season, former
Michigan assistant football coach
Frank Maloney resigned from his head
coaching post at Syracuse University.
Maloney cited, "The personal needs
of my family and opportunities that
have arisen within and outside of
athletics," as reasons for resigning, ac-
cording to a Syracuse spokesman. This
spokesman said that Maloney had in-
dicated that this was not a spur-of-the-
moment decision, but one that he had
been considering for some time.
PRIOR TO his resignation, North-
western University had sought per-
mission to talk to Maloney about its
head coaching position that has been
vacant since the firing of Rick Venturi.
According to interim athletic director
Ken Kraft, Maloney is one of many
candidates for the job although their
discussion thus far has been brief.
Maloney, who was an assistant under
both Bump Elliot and Bo Schem-
bechler, compiled a 32-46 record in his
seven years at Syracuse. In spite of this
losing record, the Syracuse program
had taken substantial steps toward
respectability under Maloney.

Daily Photo by JOHN HAGEN
TWO SIGMA'ALPHA EPSILON defenders deflect this pass intended for a
Beta Theta Pi receiver in the Intramural football championship. The Betas
won 14-4.

GRIDDE PICKS
It had been a long hard winter, but
the members of the Plymouth colony
had survived. Together with a group of
friendly Indians, the pilgrims had
gathered for the first Thanksgiving.
Suddenly Miles Standish left the table.
No one quite understood what he had
said, but it had something to do with
early deadlines, Griddes and a mouth-
watering one-item pizza from Pizza
Bob's.
Don't wait until you're home and
feasting on turkey till you remember
about your Gridde picks. Be sure to
hand them in tonight, before midnight,
at The Daily, 420 Maynard.
November 28
1. Pittsburgh at Penn St. (Pick score)
November 29

Al Top Twenty

1. Georgia (59) 10-0-0
2. Notre Dame (3) 9-0-1
3. Florida State (4) 9-1-0
4. Pittsburgh 9-1-0
5. Penn State 9-1-0
6. Oklahoma 8-2-0
7. MICHIGAN 9-2-0
8. Baylor !C 1 0
9. Alabama 8-2-0
10. Nebraska 9-2-0
11. Ohio State 9-2-0
12. Brigham Young 10-1-0
13. North Carolina 10-1-0
14. UCLA 8-2-0
15. Washington 9-2-0
16. Mississippi State 9-2-0
17. So. California 7-2-1
18. Florida 7-2-0
19. South Carolina 8-3-0

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