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Page 12 Tuesday, July 28, 1981 The Michigan Daily

Indiana's Turner still

Hoosiers' hopes of .defending their
NCAA basketball championship suf-
fered a crushing blow last weekend
with the probable loss of Landon Tur-
ner, who was involved in an auto ac-
cident and is hospitalized with-

paralysis in his legs and arms.
Fred Price, a spokesman for
Methodist Hospital, said yesterday the
6-foot-14 Turner had been transferred to
the hospital's intensive care unit after
experiencing some lung difficulties. He
still is in serious condition, and doctors

Cazzie and Campy Show . ..
. . .a fun evening of hoops
Daily sports writer
IMAGINE IT. Both Cazzie and Campy Russell, two of the greatest basket-
ball players in Michigan history, sharing the same court and performing
again in Ann Arbor. Just the thought of that duo playing on the same ballclub
would make any longtime Wolverine hoop fan's mouth water - and it was
reality last Saturday night at Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School.
Both of the Russells, along with a group of athletes that several NBA
owners would trade their entire squads for gathered to put on an all-star
show and help raise money for the Cazzie Russell-Sandy Sanders Basketball
Camp, which is becoming an annual summer feature in Ann Arbor. The
team rosters included such notables as Darryl Dawkins, the famed
"Chocolate Thunder" of the Philadelphia 76ers, Terry Tyler and John Long,
both from the Detroit Pistons, Eddie Johnson of the Kansas City Kings, and
former Wolverine Ken Grady, who is currently playing in Europe.
Although the game's primary objective was to showcase the brilliant
basketball talent which was present, it also provided Wolverine boosters
with the vehicle to travel back in time to the days when the Russells played
for Michigan. Cazzie led the Wolverines to successive championships in 1964,
1965, and 1966. Because of the large crowds which he helped attract to
Michigan basketball games during his college years, Crisler Arena, upon
opening the year after Russell had graduated was nicknamed the "House
that Cazzie Built."
On Saturday night, Cazzie Russell, who went on from Michigan to play
for the New York Knicks, demonstrated to the crowd that he could still play
the game. Delighting the fans with lay-ups and outside shots, he showed why
Michigan enthusiasts were so anxious to see him play over 15 years ago.
Campy Russell, who paced the Wolverine cagers to a first-place finish in
1974, also displayed his abundant talent. Campy, who incidentally, currently
plays for the New York Knicks, used his quickness to break away from
defenders for several lay-ups.
The major purpose of the game was to raise money, but the spirit of
cooperation between the NBA players who showed up to play was what made
the event a memorable one -it gave the spectators an opportunity to enjoy
the pure delights of the game of basketball. It provided not only a chance for
Michigan basketball aficionados to reminisce about the glory days of
Wolverine cage history, but also a refreshing look at the interactions bet-
ween professional athletes.
What made the game fun for the fans gathered to watch these stars
compete was the fact that the players themselves were there to have fun.
That is a part of the professional sports scene often overlooked during the
regular seasons of basketball, football, and hockey. Physical altercations,
name-calling, and referee abuse were absent from the game, replaced by
good-natured laughter and competition. In short, the game was fun for
At one point during the contest, Long playfully tackled fellow Piston
Tyler as he was about to makea shot. The clowning around, however, did not
ruin the competitive aspect of the game, as both teams very definitely
played to win. The spirit in which they competed was something that is often
lacking in professional sports. Many pro players simply do not have fun
while performing. And that is something which fans will be the first to
Cazzie Russell set the mellow, let's-have-fun tone in his pre-game
remarks. "If you have to dunk, please do it with finesse," he said, referring
to the fact that there no replacement backboards are stored at Pioneer.
Oh, and for those who are interested, the Blue squad got the better of the
Gold by a 119-110 count.

hospital visitors yesterday.
"Coach Knight and former Gov. Otis
Bowen both visited Landon this mor-
ning," said Rita Turner, Landon's
mother. "And many of his teammates
have also come to the hospital. Isiah
Thomas flew here from the Virgin
Islands, and he just -doesn't want to
The loss of Turner would strip the
Hoosiers of three key players from last
year's 26-9 squad that pulled together
after losing five of ita first 12 games to
win its second consecutive Big Ten title
and then stormed through the NCAA's.
A.J. is OK
By The Associated Press
Race car driver A.J. Foyt was
released yesterday from a hospital
fnwherehe was taken after suffering arm
and leg injuries in Saturday's Norton
Michigan 500 at Michigan International
CHRIS CHAPMAN of the University
ors of Michigan Hospital said earlier that
rmanent. doctors wanted Foyt to remain in the
scious with hospital another week. But Sandy
paralyzed," Helble of the hospital's public infor-
scheduled, mation office said Foyt was released
1 about a between noon and 1 p.m. yesterday af-
fully con- ter doctors declared he was in good
include a Foyt, 46, suffered a compound frac-
iana coach ture of his right arm and a puncture
his biggest wound in his left leg after his Cosworth-
months ago, powered Coyote drove into some oil and
ically about slammed against the wall on the second
ng much of turn during the injury-and fire-plagued
y to develop race in Brooklyn. He underwent two
d-nosed kid hours of surgery.
basketball "The surgery went very well, and
doctors expect a good recovery,"
t chance. Chapman said. "They anticipate he
Turner's (Foyt) will regain full use of the arm."



T urner
... receiving visit
say the paralysis could be pe
"HE'S STILL semi-cons
both legs and both hands1
Price said. "No surgery is
and it's difficult to tel
prognosis until Landon is
Turner's injuries, which
fractured spine, leave Ind
Bobby Knight with one of
challenges. Less than fourr
Knight was talking optimist
the following season, pinni
his hope on Turner's ability
into a "mature, tough, har
who wants to be a great
Now he may never get tha



Judge simplifies case
LOS ANGELES (AP)-The judge in the Oakland Raiders-National Football
League antitrust trial gave instructions yesterday that appear to streamline the
jury's job in the complex case. An attorney for the plantiffs began closing
arguments by describing the current league structure as one of lordships and fief-
U.S. District Judge Harry Pregerson listed three issues for the jury of seven
women and three men to consider in their deliberations. Last Friday, Pregerson
eliminated one of the most complicated questions, declaring that the NFL is a
group of competitors rather than a single entity and freeing the jurors from having
to consider that question.
PREGERSON TOLD the jurors that the three claims they would have to con-
sider are whether the NFL and its member clubs, the defendants, violated the
Sherman Antitrust Act by refusing to let the Raiders move to Los Angeles;
whether the league breached an oral contract to allow that move, and whether the
defendants violated their implied promise of good faith and fair bargaining by
blocking the move.
Attorney Maxwell Blecher, representing the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission,
asked the jury to declare that no club owner could consider any territory solely his
Speaking of the land deal the late Carroll Rosenbloom received when he shifted
the Rams from the Coliseum to Anaheim, Blecher said: "NFL Rule 4.3 was such
that Rosenbloom was the master of all he surveyed. So the lord, who had been
given the kingdom of Los Angeles as his fiefdom, decided to move from one part of
it to another."
RULE 4.3 REQUIRES that any franchise move be approved by three quarters of
the league's 28 team owners. The Raiders were voted down, 22-0, in their quest to
move to Los Angeles.




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