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Page 10--Wednesday, January 12, 1983-The Michigan Doily
EXPERIMENTAL YEAR IN BIG TEN
TV 3-pt: Bonuses for conference

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SJOHN KERR
A new multi-million dollar television
contract and a season-long experiment
with the three-point play promise to
make the 1983 season both lucrative and
exciting for the Big Ten conference.
Like many leagues around the coun-
try, the Big Ten has added the three-
point play to its contests. The 10
coaches voted last summer to set the
distance for the shot at just over 20 feet,
while at the same time voted down a
resolution calling for a shot clock.
DESPITE THE FACT that they ap-
proved the three-point bucket, most of
the coaches don't feel it will really af-
fect the game.
"I honestly don't think that the three-
point play is going to have much of an
affect on college basketball," said In-
diana coach Bobby Knight before the
season started. "I think it will give us
something to think about and write
about, but it won't really affect the
game.''
The coaches don't expect a sudden
outbreak of 25-foot jumpers, but feel
that most teams will use the three-point
bucket as it is used in the NBA-as a
last ditch effort to catch up.

SOME PLAYERS, however, have the
shooting ability and range to hit a 22-
foot shot with consistency. Michigan's
Eric Turner, Iowa's Steve Carfino,

Wolverine coach Bill Frieder doesn't,
think the rule will drastically alter the
way college basketball is played, but
will definitely try to take advantage of

'We've got ways we're going to shoot the
three-point shot and we're going to take a
crack at it. We're thinking in terms of five a

game.

-Michigan coach Bill Frieder

thanks to the conference's new three-
year television package with
Metrosports.
The Metrosports agreement calls for
a Wednesday and Saturday night
"Game-of-the-Week" each week during
conference play. Each Big Ten team
will appear four times on the telecast,
except Michigan State and North-
western which each will be on three
times.
Michigan's apearances this season
on the Metrosport "Game-of-the-
Week," will be tonight against Min-
nesota, Saturday at home against
Wisconsin, Saturday, February 26 in a
home game against Ohio State, and
Wednesday, March 2, at Wisconsin.
Beginning next season, the
agreement will also call for Metrospor-
ts to televise a Saturday afternoon con-
ference game. ,
As of November, 1982, the Metrospor-
ts series was scheduled to be shown
on 44 markets across approximately 38
percent of the country, half of which is
located in Big Ten markets.
The Big Ten will still be telecast by
the TVS Sports Network (in conjunction
with NBC) each Saturday afternoon
beginning January 22 when Iowa
travels to Wisconsin. J'

course of a day," Turner continued.
"Be it academic pressures or just
having to work hard and then going
home and having to do some homework
or something and having to worry about
so many other things and then being
able to put that aside and come out here
and be consistent and put together the
things that you've learned on a day-to-
day basis and I think that's the most
difficult thing."
Paul Jokisch has experienced these
ups and downs-literally. The Bir-
mingham Brother Rice two-sport stan-
dout, like Rellford, was a gridiron stan-
dout. He was as highly sought after by
football coach Bo Schembechler as by
Frieder.
The 6-7 forward uses those skills in an
all-out Kelly Tripuka-like fashion,
diving after loose balls, flying for
rebounds and jumping over benches.
These traits have endeared him in the

hearts of the Crisler .legions, as well as
Frieder.
"He gives everything he has every
time out," said the Michigan mentor.
"He plays so hard, he drains himself
out after ten minutes. I wish everybody
played with that intensity."
JOKISCH HAS parlayed that inten-
sity into several consistent performan-
ces, which has him averaging 6.7 points
and 3.4 rebounds per game through the
conference slate.
Whereas the trio of Rellford, Hender-
son, and Jokisch are integral parts of
the Wolverine attack, Tarpley and
Wade have to be more patient in their
playing time.
Tarplay, who is a latebloomer on the
court, only started as a senior for city
champions Detroit Cooley after tran-
sferring from an Alabama high school.
However, as a Wolverine, the 6-10 (and
growing) center got off to a quick start
with several fine early games.
Illustrating why he is known as

"smooth," Tarpley tallied 17 against
Akron, but he has not seen as much
playing time in the latter games.
DESPITE THIS reduced workiload,
Tarpley is very much in Frieder's
plans. "He has nice moves around the
basket," said the Michigan coach. "He
has unlimited possibilities."
Another key ingredient for the
rebuilding Wolverines is the 6-7 Butch
Wade. But like Tarpley his time has
been sparse. Thus far this season, he
has averaged just over two rebounds
and points per contest.
Despite the limited minutes, Wade
has displayed his strength as an
aggressive rebounder which was
illustrated in high school where he
averaged 20 points and 22 rebounds per
game. Frieder, however, notes that the
230-pounder has not developed the com-
plete game necessary for Big Ten
caliber of play.
"I think, in another year, he's going
to play a major role on the team,"

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patient."

Michigan State's Sam Vincent, and In-
diana's Ted Kitchel and Randy Wit-
tman all fit into that category. If one
team begins to use the shot as part of its
regular offense, and is successful at it,
it would force the defenses to'spead out
much farther which would open up the
inside and make it easier for guards to
get the ball up to the front line.

the play with the shooting prowess of
Turner.
"We've got ways we're going to shoot
the three-point shot and we're going to
take a crack at it," he said. "We're
thinking in terms of five a
game ... and if we make two of five
we'll continue using it."
WHILE THE Big Ten conference is
experimenting with the new play this
season, more people will get an oppor-
tunity to see how the action turns out

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