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THE SPORTING VIEWS

The Michigan Daily-Friday, October 29, 1982-Page 11
BLUE FALLS TO THIRD-RANKED OLD DOMINION:
Late goal beats stickers

Key trades, draftees shape NBA

By JESSE BARKIN
Second of a two-part series
Yes Brent, there are other teams besides the Lakers,
76ers and Celtics.
With Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Boston claiming
the pole position as the favorites in the National Basket-
ball Association this season, what is the status of the
other 20 teams?
No team can match the talent of any of the "Big
Three," but the Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks
and San Antonio Spurs each have, a shot at the cham-
pionship.
Overall, change is the word which best describes the
NBA this season. With all the off-season player swap-
ping, the personnel of many teams is markedly different
than last season. Some improved, with others it is just
too early to tell, and still others are just plain worse.
MOST IMPROVED
1. Hawks 3. Pistons 5. Celtics
2. 76ers 4. Lakers
Possibly the most improved team is the Atlanta
Hawks. For the paltry sum of Freeman Williams, John
Drew and $100,004 in cash, the Hawks received a draft
pick and Georgia favorite son Dominique Wilkins.
Wilkins, the human highlight film, is a dynamic 6-7 for-
ward in the Dr, J mold who will join a shot-blocking tour
de force with Dan Roundfield, Tree Rollins and George
Johnson. Also, with their own pick, the Hawks
strengthened their deficiencies at guard with 6-5 Keith
Edmundson, from Purdue.
The Detroit Pistons (who open the season tonight at
the Silverdome against the Hawks) are another Central
Division club on the improvement trail. With two first-
round picks, Detroit went for a big man and a guard and
came up with two promising prospects. While Cliff
Levingston and Ricky Pierce were late signing contrac-
ts, and therefore missed most of the pre-season, it is
evident that they will figure prominantly in the Pistons'
plans. Coach Scotty Robertson has continued in his plans
to bolster his front line with the 6-8 Levingston and 6-10
center Tom Owens, acquired from Indiana.

The Bucks, runaway Central Division champs the last
two years, but early losers in post-season play, shipped
starting point guard Quinn Buckner to Boston for
"retired" center Dave Cowens. Cowens has not played
in two seasons, but the Bucks are hoping that he can play
well enough to back up the aging Bob Lanier in the pivot
and help out at power forward. But the trade may leave
too big a gap at guard, especially now that Brian Winters
is injured.
The Spurs, who dominate the Midwest Division much
like the Bucks do the Central, traded the bruise brother
combination of 6-11 Dave Corzine and 6-8 Mark Olber-
ding to Chicago for 7-2 center Artis Gilmore. Gilmore
may be the dominating center the Spurs are in need of
(their weakness in the pivot was exploited by Los
Angeles in the playoffs last year), but Olberding, a
tremendous hustler and good shooter, will be hard to
replace at forward.
On the other side of the coin, Chicago gambled away a
legitimate star center, which is the NBA's scarcest and
most prized commodity. But the Bulls were going
nowhere with Gilmore and definitely needed a change.
The Knicks are the league's biggest question mark. In
a valiant effort to sign every forward in the NBA, the
Knicks finally settled on Truck Robinson (from
Phoenix), Bernard King (Golden State) and Louis Orr
(Indiana). But in the process they gave up Maurice
Lucas, Michael Ray Richardson, and lost Campy
Russell (injured). Whether or not New York's annual
collection of superstars can play together is yet to be
seen.
LOSERS
1. Rockets 2. Cavaliers 3. Clippers 4. Jazz
Then there are the losers. Poor Houston. Moses
Malone, where did you go? The Rockets made a respec-
table deal for him in getting Caldwell Jones and
Cleveland's 1983 draft pick (which might be Ralph Sam-
pson), but losing Malone is quite a devastating blow.
One cannot feel sorry for Cleveland, though. Owner
Ted Stepien has done everything in his power to keep the
Cavaliers in last place. As an example of his inept
dealings, he managed to trade away his 1982 and 1983
first-round picks, thus there is no improvement in sight.
He even failed in the free-agent game, coming up empty
while spending tons of cash.
Almost equal in. the incompetency department is
Donald Sterling, owner of the San Diego Clippers. The
Clippers took DePaul's Terry Cummings as the second
pick overall in the draft, but Sterling would not give
Cummings as much money as he wanted. Cummings is
now playing for Athletes in Action.
Finally, the Utah Jazz deserve sympathy. They are a
sound organization, but just cannot compete financially
with most of the league. Therefore, they are destined to
stay near the bottom.

By DOUGLAS B. LEVY
Inevitable is the only way to describe
the outcome of last night's Michigan-
Old Dominion field hockey game.
Going into the game, Old Dominion
was ranked second in the nation, with
the Wolverines ranked 21st, and the dif-
ference in ranking was obvious as the
Monarchs dominated the contest, win-
ning 1-0.
THE GAME was scoreless at the end
of the first half, and scoreless for 33
minutes and 31 seconds of the second
half, but with 1:29 remaining in the
game Old Dominion sophomore back
Eveline Veraart sent a bullet past
Michigan goalie, sophomore Jonnie
Terry. Old Dominion forward Christy
Morgan was credited with the assist.
The standout of the game was
Wolverine goalie Terry.
"I'm sorry," said Michigan assistant
coach Laura Pieri. "I'll tell you, the kid
(Terry) is going places. Jonnie (Terry)
has got to be one of the best goalkeepers
in the nation."
AND IT WAS a Pieri record that
Terry shattered. Pieri, a former
Wolverine goalie, had held the percen-
tage record of 21 saves with only one
goal allowed. Last night Terry made 22
saves, allowing only the single score.
Most of Terry's saves can only be
described as brilliant.
Despite Terry's brilliance in goal, the
game was completely dominated by the
Monarchs. As has been its strong point
all year, Old Dominion kept the ball on
Michigan's end of the field more than 80
percent of the time.
In the first half, the Monarchs had
nine corner shots, and took 11 shots on
goal, while Michigan was held to zero in
both categories. For the game, the
Wolverines managed only three shots
on goal.
"THE WAY it was going I didn't think
Michigan would score in regulation,"
said game referee Pat Hayes. "I was
sure we were going to overtime."
But in the end there was no overtime

because the superior tearm managed to
accomplish what was necessary.
Old Dominion coach Beth Anders had
nothing but praise for the Michigan
defense. "Yes, their goalie played a
tremendous game, but I also think that.
the sweeper (Michigan freshman
Bridget Sickon) did an excellent job,"
she said.

"Michigan has an excellent team,
and has the talent to have won this
game," said Anders.
Tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 is the
classic confrontation. Number one
ranked Iowa against second ranked Old
Dominion. The game will be played
either at Ferry Field or in the Michigan
field house depending on the weather.

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1982
PARADE
OCTOBER 29

1. Knicks
2. Bucks

'QUESTION MARKS
3. Spurs 5. player strike
4. Bulls

CAT ERINE
WLI S
W I L L AM S

The gamblers of the NBA this season make an in-
teresting story. San Antonio and Milwaukee each traded
key players out of their successful units, trying to cash in
on the big payoff: the championship. Meanwhile, the
New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls are still sear-
ching for the right combination that will get them
anywhere.

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NFL fight
WASHINGTON (AP)- Jack Donlan,
the National Football League's chief
negotiator, attempted to persuade the
National Labor Relations Board's top
attorney yesterday not to seek an in-
junction that would force league
negotiators to bargain on the players'
ssociation's demand for a wage scale.
Conlan's five-hour meeting with
NLRB general counsel William Lub-
bers came on the 38th day of a players'
strike that has affected six weekends of
the 16-week regular season.
"THE MEETING was to give our
side of the story concerning the com-
plaint," Donlan said. "I think Mr. Lub-
bers learned a lot of things he didn't
know."
,,Bargaining talks, arranged by
Wediator Sam ,Kage, will resume
omorrow in New York following a
seven-day break.
On Oct. 21, Lubbers said he would
issue a complaint alleging the league
had engaged in unfair labor practices.
Donlan said Lubbers gave no indication
*b~en he would actually seek an injun-
cton.
LUBBERS SAID the league's
demand that the union drop its demand
for a wage scale and waive its right to
argain collectively for players was a
iolation of the National Labor
Relations Act.
If Lubbers goes ahead with his plans
to seek an injunction in federal court
a-nd it is granted, management
presumably would be bound to bargain
BILLBOARD
University of Michigan diver Bruce
Kimball and former Wolverine All-
1merican divers Chris Deufert and Ron
Merriott will be featured in a com-
petitive diving exhibition tomorrow at
4:15 in Matt Mann Pool. Admission is
two dollars with proceeds going towar-
ds helping support the women's swim
team's winter training camp in Hawaii.

is possible 1
with the union on the wage scale. In
arguing against the injunction, Donlan
has said the proposed wage scale would
end a team's right to enter into in-
dividual negotiations with its players.
Sargent Karch, general counsel for
the NFL Management Council, the
league's bargaining arm, has said the
league was prepared to battle Lubbers,
if necessary, to the Supreme Court.
THE INJUNCTION, if sought, would
have no effect on a separate hearings to
be heard before an NLRB ad-

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ministrative law judge Nov. 15.
The hearing follows the issuance of a
complaintu Wednesday by NLRB
regional director Daniel Silverman in
New York that the Management Coun-
cil's failure to negotiate with the union
in good faith has caused the strike to be
prolonged.
If the administrative law judge
agrees with Silverman's assessment
the league would be barred from hiring
permanent replacement for the striking
players.

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