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Winter term IM basketball
Signups Nov. 29-Dec. 1
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
IM Building

SPORTS

Wrestling vs. Oregon St.
Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

The Michigan Daily Wednesday, November 23, 1983 Page 7

Cagers
By PAUL HELGREN Nichols s
Saturday's season-opening basket- ago for m
ball game against Toledo was supposed protested1
to be marked by the return of former publicly
Wolverine forward M.C. Burton III to stay away
Crisler Arena. But consider Burton a apologized
ormer Rocket as well now, as a run-in apologize.
with Toledo coach Bob Nichols made "AS OF1
his stay with Toledo a brief one, to say not on the b
the least. formationl
says he's

open vs. Burton-less

Rockets

i - - -- - -

uspended Burton one month
missing practice. Burton
the two-week suspension,
declaring his intention to
from practice until Nichols
. Nichols has said he will not
RIGHT now, M.C. Burton is
team," said Toledo Sports In-
Director Max Gerber. "He
not coming back until the

Raveling keeps Iowa loose ..,.
... Will Frieder ever smile
BILL FRIEDER stood in the corner of the Crisler Arena basketball
court and fired a shot through the hoop. He took a few steps to his
left, grabbed another ball and shot again. To his left, Eric Turner banged an
18-footer off the rim.
"Hey E," Frieder shouted. "I thought you could shoot. We'll have to have
Butch Wade give you a few lessons."
The Michigan basketball coach erupted in laughter and dribbled to another
basket. Turner smiled, shook his head, and continued shooting.. .
It's difficult to imagine such behavior out of Frieder. In fact, such a scene
never happens. Frieder conducts basketball practice in a business-like
manner. He stands stone-faced at mid-court as the Wolverines run drills and
scrimmage. He speaks only to commend or criticize his team. He rarely
jokes and never clowns around with his players ...
Enter George Raveling at Iowa. The first-year Hawkeye coach runs a
lively and enjoyable practice session, according to his players.
"Coach Raveling will come out in sweats," said Iowa center Greg Stokes
at last Sunday's Big Ten media luncheon in Chicago. "He'll shoot around
with us and get involved with the drills. He'll do layups and tip-ins. He gets
out there with us and it's fun. I've never seen that before."
"After practice we'll be shooting free throws and he'll say something like,
'Make this one and you get a date with (Steve) Carfino.' He'll joke around
with you and he keeps things loose. It's a real relaxed atmosphere.
Of course, tomfoolery isn't the only activity the Hawkeyes practice.
Raveling has his serious moments, too.

coach apologizes. I can tell you right
now that just isn't going to happen."
Michigan coach Bill Frieder, who
said Burton was "dismissed" from his
club just prior to the 1981 season, said
he was not surprised by Burton's ac-
tions.
"Of course I'm not surprised,"
Frieder said. "We had the same
problems with him when he was here.
He's very mixed up. He's a good kid but
he just doesn't have his mind on
basketball."
Burton could 'not be reached for
comment.
BURTON, THE son of ex-Michigan
basketball great M.C. Burton II, played
sparingly his freshman year for
Frieder. He left Michigan prior to the
start of his sophomore year, taking off
for California. He transferred to Toledo
last year but left before he regained his
eligibility.
Burton or no Burton, Toledo should be
a tough opponent for Michigan. The
Rockets return three seniors and four
juniors from last year's 17-12 team,
Leading the way for Toledo is 6-6 for-
ward Ken Epperson, owner of a 18.1
scoring average last year. Tim Reiser
paced the backcourt with a 10.4 scoring
clip last season.
"I'm very concerned about Toledo,"
The Li
Michigan
(53) Butch Wade......(6-8) 1
(40) Rich Rellford*.... (6-6) 1
(44) Tim McCormick.. (6-11) 4

Frieder said. "they've got a veteran
club with a lot of seniors and juniors.
Reiser is a quality guard. Epperson is a
top-notch front-line player. And they
always do well against us (Michigan
holds a 12-8 series advantage). They'll
be a good opening match-up."
As for his own team, Frieder said that
everyone is healthy now, including for-
ward Paul Jokisch who has been
sidelined with a ligament injury in his
hand. Robert Henderson, a 6-9 forward
who sat out Michigan's exhibition game
against Athletes in Action, will also be
ready to go. Center Tim McCormick
has a bruised knee, but will not be
bothered by it, according to the fourth-
year coach.
FRIEDER LISTED his starting
lineup as guards Eric Turner and Leslie
Rockymoore, center McCormick, and
forwards Butch Wade and Richard
Rellford, adding that "a couple of those
guys are tentative starters." When
asked which ones were tentative,
Frieder said, "They're all tentative,
really."
After Saturday's contest, the
Wolverines host North Carolina A&T
Monday. The Aggies reached the NCAA
tournament last year with a 23-8 record.
They are led by senior. forward Joe
Binion, who posted a 19.0 scoring
average last year.
neups
Toledo
(25) Ken Epperson..... (6-6)
(41) Jim Lange ...... (6-7 )
(51) Barry Sonnenberg (6-9 )
(20) Tim Reiser ........ (6-1)
(23) Jay Gast*....... (6-1 )

ans mme

'11

(24) Leslie Rockymore . (6-3) G
(25) Eric Turner ....... (6-3) G

*probable
Tipoff for Saturday's game is 2:00 p.m. at Crisler Arena. The
game can be heard on WUOM (91.7 FM) and WWJ (950 AM).

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Michigan forward Robert Henderson unleashes a rolling hook shot over
Illinois' Anthony Welch last year. Henderson has recovered from injury is
and is ready for Saturday's game against Toledo.

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
-3 U7 70 B

"If you're not giving 100 percent in
practice, he'll yell at you plenty,"
said Carfino of his coach. "He
doesn't allow you to not concentrate
and not think."
But more often than not, Raveling
keeps his players smiling.
"I missed a rebound the other day
in practice because I forgot to box
out and he was all over me," said
Stokes. "Coach Raveling, he'll yell
at you all day in practice but when
the bell sounds and practice is over,
he'll come up and ask you how things
are going. He wants to keep people
happy."

I'
Rav eling

. '

Wisconsin put
MADISON (AP) - Wisconsin, admitting to football BUT SHA
recruiting violations, has accepted NCAA sanctions have Kenny
against the program, recruiting coordinator Jerry Associate
Fishbain and defensive back Ken Stills and now must Tuesday tha
strive "to make sure this never happens again," UW be declared
Chancellor Irving Shain said yesterday. recruiting v
"There was a concensus among the Athletic Board The NCA
and the top administration of the Athletic Depar- "assistedi
tment," Shain said in an exclusive interview with the receive on
Associated Press. "The university decided very from Los A
quickly not to appeal." to enroll atI
THE NATIONAL Collegiate Athletic Association A LETTI
has placed the program on probation for one year, the finding
prohibiting the team from appearing in televised Fishbain"
games during the 1984 season. The penalty will not af- John O'Gr
fect Wisconsin's eligibility for postseason com- young men
petition next year because the television ban will ex- iversity's c
pire exactly one year from yesterday, well before any The lett(
bowl games would be aired.
In addition, Stills has been declared ineligible for his these arra
role in the violation. Along with fellow California Shatin sa
junior college transfer Tyler Carbone, Stills allegedly be punishe
accepted airplane tickets from a Wisconsin alumnus "THE P
from California to Madison. Carbone has since tran- Board and
sferred to Nevada-Reno. said. "I re
Stills had told the Milwaukee Sentinel that he felt bain's situa
"used" by the university and feared he'd lose his Finally,
senior year of eligibility. NCAA nor t

IN said, "We will make every attempt to
'Stills' eligibility restored."
Athletic Director Otto Breitenbach said
at under NCAA rules, Stills would have to
ineligible if Wisconsin was found guilty of
violations.
kA also implicated Fishbain, claiming he
in arrangements for the young men to
e-way commercial airline transportation
ngeles, California, to Madison, Wisconsin,
the University of Wisconsin."
'ER FROM the NCAA to Shain describing
s of its four-month investigation also said
asked graduate assistant football coach
ady to arrange transportation for the
from the Dane County Airport...to the un-
ampus upon their arrival in Madison."
er continued, "Fishbain was aware that
rgements would result in improper tran-
for Carbone and Stills."
id that under NCAA rules, Fishbain must
d in a way that is acceptable to the NCAA.
ERSONNEL committee of the Athletic
the director must decide on that," Shain
ally can't tell anything about Mr. Fish-
ation."
an alumnus - who was not named by the
the university but whom Athletic Director

on NCAA probation

Elroy Hirsch has said was Tom Leiser of California
- will be unable to help in recruiting for at least a
year.
"I don't have any jurisdiction over him," Shain
said. "All I can say is, 'Thanks a lot,' and ask the
university not to seek his help any more.
Baseball union fires Moffett
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Moffett was fired as exec-
tive director of the Major League Players
Association yesterday, less than a year after he was
elected as the union head, three separate sources told
The Associated Press.
One of the sources, who asked not to le identified,
said Marvin Miller, the man whom Moffett suc-
ceeded, would act as interim executive director.
Former Miller aide Richard Moss, now a player
agent, later confirmed the firing and Miller's interim
stewardship.
Two sources said Moffett's firing was the result of a
political battle within the union with Miller and
players association counsel Don Fehr on one side and
Moffett on the other.
'It would have taken those two men Fehr and Miller
to do it," said a source with contacts in the players'
union. However, Moss said to depict Moffett's firing
in a political way "portrays it in a false way."

Raveling has good reason to placate his Hawkeyes. Iowa's team contains
some of the best players in the Big Ten, let alone the nation.
Stokes won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. basketball team at the 1983
Pan American Games and is a probable member of the nation's 1984 Olym-
pit team. The 6-10, 220-pound junior averaged 17.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per
game last year to earn second-team all-Big Ten honors.
The Hawkeyes have a second tower up front in 6-11 junior Michael Payne.
Possessing excellent mobility and a fine shooting touch, Payne complements
Stokes with career averages of 11.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
"I don't think you have to be a Harvard scholar to know we have to get the
ball to Payne and Stokes if we're going to win," said Raveling.
Iowa's lineup, however, doesn't end at Payne and Stokes. Carfino shoots as
well as any guard in the conference. Sophomores Brad Lohaus and Andre
Banks, two probable starters, are former high school all-Americans, as are
freshmen Johnny Fort, Dave Snedeker and Robert Ursery. Junior Kenny
Fullard was a junior college all-American last year.
All of these players combine to make Iowa, along with Michigan State, a
favorite to win the Big Ten championship. Raveling's problem is transfor-
ming talent into victories. The same basic conglomeration of players
finished fifth in the conference last year under coach Lute Olson. Raveling's
enthusiasm might propel the Hawkeyes to the top.
"Coach Olson thought the players were mature enough to motivate them-
selves," said Carfino. "Coach Raveling is a motivator. He likes to yell. He
likes to get up and get the fans into the game. I think that helps us to become
more enthusiastic, too."
... Back in Crisler Arena, Bill Frieder stands at half-court and gives
directions. The Wolverines run their drills.

Sixers
PHILADELPHIA (UPI)
Erving scored 30 pointsa
Malone added 21 with 17 re
night to lead the Philadelph
112-108 victory over Detroit,
21st consecutive defeat a
trum.
Erving scored 21 points
half to lift the 76ers to leads
ter one quarter and 57-44a

drop Detroit
- Julius The Pistons rallied to narrow the deficit
and Moses to 77-71 going into the fourth quarter
bounds last and drew within a field goal 92-90, on a
ia 76ers to a short bank by Cliff Levingston with 3:31
the Pistons remaining.
t the Spec- BUT MALONE contributed a three-
point play and a basket in the next
in the first minute to boost the Philadelphia advan-
of 32-16 af- tage to seven. Erving added a jumper
at the half. and an alley-oop dunk and Malone
another three-point play in the final two
minutes. The baskets were needed
because the Pistons, who last won in
Philadelphia Nov. 2. 1974, got to 107-104
with 25 seconds left before Clint
Richardson's two free throws sealed
the game.
Richardson added 16 for the 76ers,
eight in the final period. Isiah Thomas
led the Pistons with 22, 14 in the final
quarter, and Bill Laimbeer added 19.
The 76ers broke out to a 16-2 lead in
the first five minutes as Erving and
Maurice Cheeks combined for 12.

Ask the Fan
Question:. How do you feel about Michigan playing
in the 1984 Sugar Bowl?
Tom Ball-LSA senior Steve Yasowitz -LSA fresh-
"I'm happy we're playing in the man
f Sugar Bowl because we're I think it's great. New Orleans is
playing a better team than we a great city, It's a big bowl and
would have in the Rose Bowl. should be a tough game. They
Auburn is tougher in the ranks, deserve it.
UCLA is not. "

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