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The Michigan Doily


Wednesday, November 24, 1982

Page 9

full court
He's not the captain ...
... but Person's the leader
W HO IS Isaac Person, and whatever happened to Ike? The 6-7 senior
was introduced prior to Monday night's 88-48 Michigan exhibition
basketball victory over Windsor by his proper name, and the Crisler Arena
public address referred to him as Isaac throughout the contest.
Personally, I don't care what they call the man, because Person's ex-
.perience will prove invaluable to the young Wolverines. In the Windsor
game, for instance, he continually shouted defensive instructions to
;Michigan's sometimes confused lineup. While he may not be the team's cap-
tain in name, it appears Person will assume much of the leadership respon-
sibility normally reserved for that title.
Speaking of captains, wasn't that Dan Pelekoudas on the bench at the start
of the Windsor contest? The junior guard, who shares the captaincy with
Eric Turner, sat in favor of sophomore Leslie Rockymore. Both, however,
finished the game with 19 minutes of playing time and coach Bill Frieder
probably will start the two on-and-off during the non-conference season.
"I think I'll start a different lineup on Saturday (versus Akron) and rotate
the lineup for six or seven games," said Frieder. "I'll have it settled by the
20th of December or so."
And if Monday night's performan-
"; ces are any indication of December '
A 20th's starting five, it will be
Rockymore on the floor at the
opening tipoff. The converted for-
ward pumped in 18 points on 9 of 15
shooting, with many of his baskets
coming from long range.
Pelekoudas, meanwhile, dished
off for seven assists but with Eric
Turner occupying the other back-
court position the Wolverines will
benefit more from Rockymore's
shooting than Pelekoudas' passing
and dribbling.
For the record, Michigan's star-
ting five consisted of center Tim
McCormick and forward Richard
Rellford, as well as Person , Rock mor
Rockymore and Turner. ...started at guard
While a generous round of
applause greeted the five in the pre-game introductions, the ovation was
nothing compared to that received by Leo Brown. The 6-8 senior, who has
played only 30 games in three years at Michigan, drew a thunderous roar
when he entered the contest late in the second half. The noise grew louder
when he sank two free throws at the 3:11 mark and really boomed when less
than a minute later he pulled up from the side of the free throw line and,
dropped a jumper through the bottom of the net.
The fans better cheer "Leaping Leo" while they have the chance, for it is'
doubtful that Brown will play much given the Wolverines' current crop of
freshman forwards.
And what did some of those highly-touted rookies have to say about their
collegiate debut? Here's a sampling:
Paul Jokisch-"It's exciting: We've been playing for three months again-
st each other and after a while it gets old. We're all fired up for the season."
Rellford-"I was more relaxed than I thought I'd be. I think I played pret-
ty well."
Roy Tarpley-"It felt good to play. I had a lot of fun out there."
It looked as if he enjoyed himself. Tarpley hit for 12 points and swatted
away three Windsor shots. "The game was just like a practice to me,' he
said. "With their (the Lancers') size and the way they ran, they reminded
me of a high school team."
Perhaps the Lancers, whose tallest player stands 6-6, would have more
success playing on the prep level. They certainly haven't had any against
American universities this year. With the loss to Michigan, the Canadian
school fell for the sixth straight time against its southern competition, in-
cluding a 63-point drubbing at the hands of New Mexico. In fact, the Lan-
cers' closest game was a 25-point defeat to Iowa State.
"They're even bad for a Canadian team," commented Akron assistant
coach Jim Robinson, who watched the game from press row.
Robinson was in town to scout Michigan for his team's venture into Crisler
this Saturday, but left Ann Arbor less than satisfied.
Because of the frequent substitutions and run-and-gun basketball that
naturally accompanies 40-point blowouts, Robinson didn't pick up many of
the Wolverines' tendencies. He did, however, learn this: "They're going to
have a great team - next year."

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By JOE EWING ,,,:f .

"I'm just tickled pink," said an elated Michigan
cross-country coach Ron Warhurst after the NCAA
Championships held Monday at Indiana University.
And Warhurst had every reason to be jubilant as
his harriers had turned in the best performance
ever by a Wolverine squad in the 20-team com-
petition, finishing sixth with 177 points. Thirty run-
ners not representing teams also ran in the meet, but
their finishes only counted in the overall standings,
not toward the team competition.
SENIOR GERARD Donakowski led the Wolverines
by placing seventh overall (sixth in team com-
petition), covering the ten-kilometer course in 30:31.
Junior Brian Diemer crossed the finish line 18th
(14th, team) with a time of 30:43.6.
"Going in I was hoping for the top 25," said
Donakowski. "I must say finishing in the top ten was
a pleasant surprise."
For their efforts, both Donakowski and Diemer
were named to the All-American squad. W
"THAT WAS my last collegiate race," Donakowski
said, "and I can't think of anything more satisfying
than finishing in the top ten and being an All-
Also turning in strong performances for Michigan

were sophomore Bill Brady, 31:36.3 for 54th overall
and 44th in team competition, senior Bill O'Reilly,
31:43.0 for 77th overall and 55th in team competition,
and junior Jim Schmidt, who was clocked at 31:45.9,
good enough for a 58th place team finish and 80th
'I just said to them
'Why don't we prove
what we can do and
finish in the top five
in the nationals.''
-Ron Warhurst
"I was really pleased with the outcome," said
Warhurst. "Everybody on the team ran particularly
IN A SURPRISING note to some, Big Ten Cham-
pion Wisconsin took the overall team championship
with 59 points, dethroning the highly favored Univer-
sity of Texas-El Paso. UTEP, which had won the

championship the past four years, placed just ahead
of Michigan in fifth place with 173 points.
Providence ended up finishing in second place
behind Wisconsin with 138 points, followed by Arkan-.
sas with 142. East Tennessee slipped in fourth,
tallying 158 points.
Englishman Mark Scrutton chugged through the
slop and mud of the IU course at a 30:12.6 pace to take
the individual title back to the University of Colorado
with him. Other foreigners, according to Warhurst,
also dominated the race.
"DONAKOWSKI was the third American to
finish," said Warhurst. "And Diemer was the seventh
Wisconsin, Warhurst pointed out, is a team made
up primarily of runners who hail from the United
The meet capped off an excellent season for the
Wolverines, whose only losses were suffered at the
hands of the Badgers in the Big Ten and District 4
"We got beat by Wisconsin in the Big Ten and then
in the Districts and the fellas were a little down,"
Warhurst said. "So I just said to them, 'Why don't we
prove what we can do and finish in the top five in the
nationals.' They were all for it."

Former 'M' great
Friedman dead at 76

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Former Michigan football standout
Benny Friedman died of a heart attack
yesterday in a New York City hospital.
He was 76.
Friedman, a member of the College
Football and National Football Foun-
dations Halls of Fame, played quarter-
back for the Wolverines from 1924 to
AN EXCELLENT passer, Friedman
teamed up with Bennie Oosterbaan to
form one of the greatest passing com-
binations in history. In 1925 he was a
member of the legendary Fielding
Yost's "best ever" Big Ten Champion-
ship squad and in 1926 kicked the final
extra-point with time running out to
edge Minnesota, 7-6, and gain a share of
the Big Ten title with Northwestern.
Friedman and Oosterbaan both
gained All-American status in 1925 and
1926, the only time in college football
history a passing combination has done
so in two consecutive years.
As well as being a passer, runner and
kicker, Friedman was an alert defen-
sive back who helped Michigan hold its
opponents to a mere three points for
the entire season in 1925. In honor of his
achievements, Friedman was named
quarterback of the Michigan "First 50
Years" All-Time Football team.
Carter honored
From the United Press International
Anthony Carter, a quiet man
whose athletic feats speak as loudly
as any in the long and storied history
of Michigan football, is the Big Ten's
Player of the Year for 1982.
Carter was the overwhelming
choice of conference coaches as the
Big Ten's top player.
He ended the 1982 regular season
with 38 receptions, eight of .vhich
went for touchdowns.

Robinson resigns
LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Robin-
son, who groomed two Heisman win-
ners in his seven years as the Southern
Cal head football coach, announced
yesterday that he is quitting to become
a senior vice president of the univer-
Trojans' assistant Ted Tollner, who
earlier helped develop three NCAA
passing champions at other schools,
was named to replace him.
Schembechler honored
ANN ARBOR (UPI) - Bo Schem-
bechler was honored today by
being named Big Ten's Coach of the
Year in a vote of his peers. Schem-
bechler edged Northwestern Coach
Dennis Green and Iowa Coach Hayden

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