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SPORTS

the Michigan Daily

Wednesday, December 3, 1980

Page 7

Michigan

whips

By DAN NEWMAN
Eight players scored in double
figures to lead a balanced Wolverine at-
tack in a 126-60 romp over Windsor
(Ont.) last night in the women's
basketball home opener at Crisler
Arena.
Guard Lori Gratowski, a starting
freshman from Carollton, Michigan, led
the team in scoring with 16 points and
Junior Diane Hatch dished off 11 assists
as the Wolverines hit on 60 percent of
their shots.
"Everybody played very well and
contributed," said Coach Gloria Soluk,
who is in her fourth season and has
compiled a 29-50 record. "I think
Patrice (Donovan) stood out (10 points
and 8 rebounds) and she's really star-
ting to do the job and fit into the team."
Early in the game, K.D. Harte, who
transferred from Oakland after
becoming the team's third all-time
scorer in two seasons, stole two con-
secutive inbound passes that Michigan
converted into quick baskets to put the
Wolverines ahead 8-4, a lead that they
never relinquished.
In the next 18 minutes, Michigan im-
plemented an effective full court press

126-60 romp bri
women first victE

which forced numerous Windsor
miscues and helped the Wolverines out-
score the Lancers 20-4 to build a 28-8
lead with 12:44 to play in the half.
Michigan, coming off two losses in
the Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.
over Thanksgiving vacation, continued
to dominate Windsor throughout the
first half in all aspects as they ran up a
71-20 halftime lead.
"We know we can score," said Soluk,
"but we still have to work on our defen-
se because we're changing to a fast
break offense this year."
The defense was anything but suspect
in the first 20 minutes as the Wolverines
applied fierce ball-hawking pressure
that accounted for Lancers 25 first half
turnovers.
"Last year we would have had
problems with such a team," said
Soluk, who added that her team has im-
proved tremendously.

But Soluk realizes
teams are tough to be
last years' 8-20 season
mediate goals are finis
WINDSOR
FG/A FT/
Smith...............2/6 1
McGee ................. 2/2
Johnson ...............3/7
Kelly................ 3/10
Hrycay ................. 1/8
Webster ................ 1/8
Mililo-................7/17
McNairn............ 0/4
Total...............19/62 2
MICHIGAP
FG/A FT/A
Dietz ..................6/13
Neer ....................2/6
Donovan .............5/9
Harte................3/5
Gratkowski..........6/8
Hatch................5/7
Sanders ..............3/4
Currier ..............7/10
Baumgart .........7/9
White ..................6/9
venhuizen ....,.........2/7
Soulier..............3/5
Total...............55/92 11

Windsor
with a winning record and winning the
state title."
The second half picked up where the
first half left off as Michigan's crisp
passing and quickness proved to be too
much for the Lancers to handle.
All-stater Abbie Currier, who is
that the Big 10 Michigan's all-time leading scorer, and
at, reflected by freshman Cindy Baumgart contributed
mark. "Our im- 15 points apiece for the winners, while
shing the season forward Roberta Smith paced the Lan-
cers with 14 points and five rebounds.
/A RPF Pts. Mins. Forward Penny Neer pulled down a
0/14 5 5 14 23 game-high ten rebounds as Michigan
"1/1 3 5 5 17 outboarded Windsor 53-38. Soluk kept
4/6 4 2 10 3333 her players fresh by constantly sub-
2/3 3 1 4 21 stituting and using no player more than
2/2 1 0 4 15 22 minutes.
2/5 4 i 16 34 Michigan's next game will be at home
2/38 3 6 0 (Crisler Arena) against Wisconsin on
N Saturday at 4 p.m. "Wisconsin is an ex-
R PF Pts. Mtn. cellent team," assessed Soluk. "We're
1/1 0 0 13 11 looking for some revenge from last
0/0 10 3 4 17
0/0 8 4 10 18 year 's loss."
2/3 4 0 8 15
4/4 1 2 16 18
2/2 1 2 12 22 Every Wednesday Is
4/4 4 2 10 15 LADIES NIGHT
1/1 5 2 iS15 15
1/2 1 2 15 17 "
0/2 4 3 12 18
0/0 5 4 4 19
1/2 7 3 7 15
[6/21 53 27 126 200

Daily Photo by JOHN HAGEN'
Michigan guard K. D. Harte prepares to pass against Windsor in last night's game
in Crisler Arena, won by the Wolverines, 126-60.

'M' HOOPSTERS GO JAYHAWKING
Kansas obstacle in Blue path

By DREW SHARP
When Michigan invades Allen Field House to take
on the Kansas Jayhawks tonight, they will be en-
tering a palace that is rich with basketball tradition.
Not only did all-time NBA scoring leader Wilt Cham-
berlain) play there, but the Jayhawks have compiled a
total of 1,198 victories, placing them third among all
of the colleges in the country, behind Kentucky and
North Carolina.
Kansas?
NOT MANY people associate Kansas with ex-
cellence in basketball. One reason could be that the
Jayhawks play in the Big Eight Conference, better
known for its football prowess. Although they do not
receive the vast publicity of the Louisvilles and Notre
Dames, the Jayhawks are perennially a highly-rated
ball club. One key to their success is the coaching of
Ted Owens. Owens, who is entering his 17th year at
the helm of the Jayhawks has a long list of accom-
plishments to his credit. He has guided Kansas to six
Big Eight championships, two appearances in the
NCAA semi-finals in the last decade and has compiled
an impressive 82% victory record in the confines of
Allen Field House.
Figures like those are bound to raise the eyebrows
of the Wolverines who will be making their first trip
over to Lawrence. If that doesn't do it then the
presence of Kansas' superstar guard Darnell Valen-
tine might.

The 6-2 senior, who is a consensus All-American
.choice this season, is the catalyst which generates the
Jayhawk offense and Owens wouldn't trade him for
any other point guard in the country.
"I CLEARLY believe that he is the best guard in
THE LINEUPS

MICHIGAN
(40) Mike McGee (6-5)
(45) Thad Garner (6-7)
(15) Paul Heuerman (6-8)
(34) Johnny Johnson (6-4)
(30) Mark Bodnar (6-3)

KANSAS
F (35) David Magley (6-7)
F (40) John Crawford (6-7)
C (55) Victor Mitchell (6-9)
G (34) Tony Guy (6-6)
G (14) Dar.Valentine (6-2)

in scoring, assists and steals in each of his three
seasons. Because of this, he was named to the All-Big
Eight first team each of those seasons. This year, he
is co-captain of the squad along with guard Tony Guy.
Joining Valentine and Guy in the starting five are 6-
9 center Victor - Mitchell, and 6-7 forwards John
Crawford and David Magley.,
LAST SEASON'S 15-14 record was a disappoin-
tment for Owens but he is optimistic about the new
season.
"I think we've made strides to make ourselves a
better basketball team from a defensive and reboun-
ding standpoint," continued Owens. "We're counting
heavily on our veterans and I believe that. each is a
better overall basketball player than last year."
The Wolverines were given a scare last weekend
when they defeated a fired-up Eastern Michigan
quintet 74-68. Michigan lost guard Marty Bodnar af-
ter just 22 seconds of play with a severely sprained
ankle. He will not be making the trek to Kansas. His
twin brother, Mark will have to fill the gap left by the
absence of the 6-3 senior and the other Bodnar did an
admirable job in the game against the Hurons,
scoring 17 points.
The remainder of Michigan's starting lineup is still
intact. Mike McGee and Thad Garner will be at the
wing positions, Paul Heuerman will be in the pivot
and Johnny Johnson, who led the Wolverines with 18
points Saturday, will occupy the other guard position.

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the country," said Owens. "I believe that Darnell has
demonstrated with a number of his performances
against very good competition and certainly with his
play on the Olympic Team that he can compete with
any guard in the country."
Valentine became only the second Jayhawk to be
named to the U.S. Olympic team. The other was for-
mer Boston Celtic star Jo Jo White. He ranks as the
fifth scorer in Kansas history, has led the Jayhawks

.,THE SPORT
By RON POLLACK
While it is a. well known fact that the
Heisman Trophy is the highest honor
given to a college football player, it has
always been difficult to answer just
what it is that separates a Heisman
winner from the rest of the pack in the
minds of the voters. The reason for this
is that there.is no single quality that can
describe what this award stands for.
The award's voting criteria borders
on the schizophrenic. There are so
many different possibilities for the
Heisman voters to base their choice on
that the award lacks consistency.
"I think there's one thing wrong with
the Heisman trophy. I don't think
anyone knows the guidelines," said
Dallas Cowboys player personnel direc-
tor Gil Brandt.
In theory, the Heisman is supposed to
be awarded to the year's best college
player in the nation. This proves to be a
misconception on a number of counts,
the first of which is the fact that the
Heisman is given not to the best player
in the nation, but instead the best
player who happens to be stationed at
either the quarterback or running back
position.
With 43 of the 46 Heisman winners
and 77 percent of the top ten vote-

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getters during the last two years having
come from these two positions, which
only take up three of 22 starting spots on
a team, a definite imbalance is evident.
If ever there was a year for the
Heisman voters to dispel the notion that
the Heisman is oriented towards the of-
fensive backfield this was it, since Pit-
tsburgh's dominating defensive end
Hugh Green was as deserving of the
award as any of the candidates. Green,
a four time All-American, recovered
four fumbles, broke up seven passes,
had 118 tackles and a whopping 17 quar-
terback sacks this season.
Another fallacy in the "best player in
the nation" ideal for the Heisman is the
notion that one must be a senior in or-
der to qualify for this title.
In this year's voting, senior George
Rogers won the award while Georgia
freshman Herschel Walker finished
third. Rogers' margin of victory was a
comfortable one, as he had 109 more
first and 59 more second place votes
than Walker.
Yet, when, rushing, receiving and
return yards are tabulated, Walker
narrowly edges Rogers 1805-1804. In
scoring, Walker once again outdueled
Rogers 15 touchdowns to 14.
"If there was ever a freshman player

that justified winning it (the Heisman), rittsurgn ougnt to nave eignt guys
it would be Herschel Walker. He's just a from their defensive team drafted.
one man show. They (Georgia) have a Without himGreen) they'd still be the
chance to win a national championship same, said Brandt.
based upon one player. He's to Georgia Another unfortunate reality of the
what Earl Campbell is to Houston," Heisman trophy is that a voter will of-
said Brandt. ten lean towards a player from his (the
A factor that some voters base their voter's) region over a player from
decision upon is a player's importance another region.
to his team. In this case, both Walker An example of this in this year's
and Rogers could stake claim to the voting are the results from. the mid-
Heisman while Green would be west. In this region of the country, Pur-
eliminated. While Georgia and South due's Mark Herrmann was the top vote
Carolina could not remain at the level getter. Yet Herrmann finished no
that they are currently at without their higher than fourth in any other region
star running backs, Pittsburgh would of the country. Instances such as this
still be a top ranked team without are why the Heisman is considered
Green. very political, thus tarnishing the
"You take Georgia who was 6-5 last award's image.
year, and he (Walker) has completely What all of this means is that the
turned around the team. Heisman trophy encompasses too many
"Rogers has contributed a great deal factors and has too many flaws. Thus,
to South Carolina. They could not beat while the voters of the Heisman trophy
Michigan without him. You have to look have honored George Rogers, just what
at what they contribute." ,he has been honored for remains a
question mark.
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