WEDNSDAT, MARCH 29, 1980, THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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- By BUD BENJAMIN -
Belated Basketball ...
BACK FROM CHICAGO, basket-
ball coach Bennie Oosterbaan re-
ports an interesting session at the
annual Big Ten coaches' meeting.
Three days of festivities and consul-
tations were culminated Monday
night when this highly discriminat-
ing audience watched Oregon's long
quintet defeat Ohio State's Confer-
ence titleholders, 46 to 33, for the
This column watched the Pa-
cific coast team play during the
Christmas holidays and Bennie
states that their game with the
Buckeyes was the same old story.
A zone defense, backboard con-
trol (the five average six feet
two inches in height), and fore-
court congestion whenever State
got the ball.
It must have been a novel sensation
for the coaches who attended to
expert the game from the stands. Can
you imagine Ohio's Harold Olsen
sitting by with 400 colleagues buzzing
advice in his ear?
And by the way, it looks as if the
Wolverines will tour the East again
next Christmas vacation. Oosterbaan
sought to arrange a western trip,
similar to the one made in 1936, but
the two top coast quintets, Stanford
and California, beat him to the draw.
Both are heading this way for their
games, leaving the great west slight-
ly devoid of talent. Bennie is still
writing letters, but he figures the
chances of a Pacific hegira are rather
FOUR new rule changes are being
considered by the Confgence bas-
ketball rules committee, according to
1. Return of the center jump.
2. Compulsorary glass back-
3. Four quarters of 10 minutes
each to replace 20 minute halves.
4. A proposal which would
penalize a team committing ade-
liberate foul in the waning min-
utes of the game by loss of the
ball after the free throw.
Number one is the old story of the
wear and tear on the players whic'
the faster game supposedly causes
Its chances of adoption are slight.
Two is primarily aimed at improv
- ing spectator vision for those sitting
behind the backboards. It too is un-
likely to be legislated.
Three seems to be a sound pro.
posal to give added rest to partici-
pants and is being seriously consid-
The fial proposal is rather com-
plicated, but it aims to correct an oh1
evil. Teams which lead by a narrov
margin in the final moments of th
game are prone to deliberately fou
their opponents (holding, pushing
etc.) rather than to permit them t
take a free shot. The psychology i
"one point is always. better thai
two, and let's freeze the ball." Th
rule would give the fouled team th
ball after the free throw, thus nulli
fying the other team's intention o
freezing during the closing mom
ents of the game. Its chances fo
passage are good.
QUOTE OF THEE WEEK: Says Jo
Louis-"What fo' dat funny little fa
man call me a bum." (Time maga
He's referring to "Orange Bowl
Galento, of course.
Phi Delts Win
Gedeon Connects For The Circuit
I Sofiak's Work
At Thui~d Raw~
Red Wings, 44
Phys Ed Team Dethrones'
Has Beens To Become
By DON WIRTCHAFTER
Phi Delta Theta rolled up 23 points'
to successfully defend its fraternity;
indoor track title and the Phys Eds
nosed out the Senators by one point
to cop the Independent crown in the
annual I-M meet last night at the
Led by Jim Clark, who took first 1
in both the 65-yard high hurdles and
the mile run, and Tom Harmon, first
in the 60-yard dash and second in
the 65-yard low hurdles, the Phi
Delts turned back the strong chal-
lenge of the favored Phi" Gamma
Delta team thatvended in second
place with 16 1/6 points. Psi Upsi-
lon was third with 13 1/3. Phi
Kappa Sigma ended fourth with a
total of nine points and Alpha Sig-
ma Phi finished in fifth with 8%/
Harmon Beats Laskey
Harmon nipped Derwood Laskey,
the Phi Kappa Sigma one-man track
squad, by a foot in the dash with a
time of :06.6 and then lost to Bob
Holt of Phi Gamma Delta by the
same margin in the low hurdles.
Clark ran the high hurdles in :09.4
to beat out Les Eames of Alpha Sig-
ma Phi and galloped a 5:11.5 mile
to whip Chuck Newman, Lambda Chi
Alpha, and Chuck Hall, the Phi Gam
distance ace, in the final event.
Laskey won the 440-yard run for
Phi Kappa Sigma by beating Phi
Gam Butch Jordan with a time of
55.4 and Phil Whittemore of Psi U
raced home ahead of Keith Bronson
of Alpha Sigma Phi in the half mile.
Siegel Wins Shot Put
In the fraternity field events, Don
Siegel, of Sigma Chi, retained his
shot put title by heaving the weight
39 feet, just two inches better than
Butch Jordan's best effort. DeltaUp-
silon's Charles Clark won the broad
jump with a leap of 22 feet, and Jack
Chapman of PsiaUpsilon soared 10
feet 9 inches to capture a first in the
The fraternity high jump event
ended in a three-way tie with Bob
Larkin of Delta Upsilon, Jim Mc-
Lean of Chi Psi and Chapman of Psi
Upsilon each failing to go above 5
feet 3 inches.
In the Independent division, Herb
-Daily Photo By Bogle
Elmer Gedeon, Varsity first sacker, is shown connecting for a home
run in the first inning of yesterday's intra-squad game. The clout, which
came off Mickey Stoddard, sophomore right-hander, was to deep left-
center field. Gedeon, six foot four inch Varsity hurdler and football star,
led the sjuad last year in round-trippers with six and Coach Ray Fisher
is counting on him for yeoman service at the plate this year.
Brogan finished third behind Hap
Griggs of the Robert Owen team and
Paul Fager of the Wolverines in the
final event, the mile run, to give the
Phys Eds the two points that'it need-
ed to nose out the Senators.
Two Tie For Th-rd
The Has Beens, defending champs,
and the Robert Owen tied for third
with 16 points, just one behind the
George Lewis gained the Indepen-
dent winners their only first place by
whipping Ray Coturney in the 65-
yard low hurdles with a time of :07.8.
Doug Lyttle finished first in the
60-yard dash with Earl Smith of the
Phys Eds in second place. Bob Reid
of the Celtics beat Courtney to the
tape in the high hurdles.
Frank Jankowski won the 880-yard
run for the Senators and Bob Reid
of the Celtics captured the 440-yard
title by defeating Les Matson of the
In the field events, Ed Murphy of
the Has Beens won the pole vault
and the broad jump,
All tryouts for The Daily sports
staff who did not report yester-
day must report to the sports desk
at 5:30 p.m. today.
Tennis Team Drills
For Annual Spring
Trip To Southland
Plenty of practice is the general
order of work laid out for the varsity
tennis squad this week by Coach Le-
roy Weir, in preparation for the
coming spring trip.
At present, the quartet of seasoned
veterans, Capt. Don Percival, Steve
Woolsey, Ed Morris, and John Kid-
well, are leading the team in accur-
acy and general all-around play, but
the remainder of the players are
rapidly rounding into shape.
The spring trip, the second in two
years for the netmen, is the goal to-
wards which each and every one of
the players is striving. The squad will
be pared down from 12 members to
seven, by the time Spring Vacation
rolls around, and Coach Weir intends
to take only the best with him.
Their first match on the road will
be on April 10, when they meet Wash-
ington and Lee University at Lexing-
ton, Va. Before they return to Ann
Arbor, the team will have played five
On last year's trip they managed
to win three matches while losing
Sophomnore Bob Thoma§
Shtor In Scr~immage
Speed was stressed yesterday af-
:ernoon at South Ferry Field as the
Wolverine gridders entered their sec-
nd week of spring practice. All three
groups, backs, ends, and linemen,
vere drilled in a quick starting charge
or a good portion of the workout. In
addition, the players went through
the routine dummy blocking and drill
Backfield men under Coach Earl
Martineau were worked hard in try-
ing to perfect their speed. Running
pass plays, zig-zag running drills, and
simple quick starts were employed in
order to get the backs moving faster.
Sophomore guard Bob Thomas, who
spent the past season on the re-
serves, stole the show in the scrim-
mage by his excellent defensive work
by breaking up playsbefore the of-
fense could get started.
TAMPA, Fla., March 28.-(A3)-
Pitchers Dizzy Trout and Al Benton
stood the Cincinnati Reds on their
ears today and the Hank Greenberg-
Rudy York powerhouse then blew 'em
down with home runs for the Detroit
Tigers to win an exhibition game,
6 to 2.
The way Trout and Benton handled
the Reds, who are the spring seasoi
choice of, numerous experts for the
National League pennant, did Man-
ager Del Baker's heart good consider-
ing his worries over the slabmen, and
the rest of the show was encouraging
Tiger news as well.
Michigan Enters Relays
Michigan's track team will partici-
pate in the Penn Relays April 29 in
Philadelphia instead of the' Drake
Relays scheduled on the same date, it
was announced yesterday by Herbert
(Fritz) Crisler, Acting Director of
Pleases Fisher Pe-mjues Prove Costly
._To Detroit Team
By IIERB LEV .TORONTO, March 28.-(RP)-The
"They look very good for this time Toronto Maple Leafs took a lrg step
of the year," remarked Coach Ray toward the Stanley Cup finals to-
Fisher yesterday afternoon as he night by trouncing the Detroit Red
watched his Varsity whip the re- Wings 4 to 1 in the opening game of
serves in a practice game. "That in- their semi-final National Hockey
field might very well develop intoeague playoff series.
one of the best I've ever coached."
And thus the much debated infield I At the top of their game after a
problem, complicated by the surplus lOng rest which followed their two-
of promising candidates, appeared to game conquest of the New York
be drawing towards a solution. Americans in the preliminary round,
The combination which will take the Leafs jumped into the lead in
the field against Wake Forest next the sixth minute of play tonight and
Friday will find veterans Elmer Ged- i never were even threatened. They
eon and Pete Lisagor back at their completed their scoring, with Dick
first and second base positions, Capt. Metz and Gordon Drillon each notch-
Walt Peckinpaugh moving over from ing two goals, before Marty Barry
third to short, and the vacated hot sank the lone Red Wing tally.
corner filled by one of two capable Although the Leafs got three of
sophomores, Mike Sofiak and Art their goals while the visitors. were
Bergeson.j short handed, they might have
Sofiak Good At Third doubled the score if it hadn't been for
Fisher was especially pleased with the brilliant goal tending of Tiny
Sofiak's work around third base yes- Thompson. The veteran goalie was
terday. Little Mike covers a lot of the only effdctive member of Detroit's
ground and possesses an excellent -ear guard.
arm. Although most of his past ex-
perience has been at shortstop he ap- Rangers Beat Bruins, 2-1
peared quite at home at third yester- l
day, and the fact that he looks slight- To Stay In Cup Playoffs
ly better at the plate may give him ai NEW YORK, March 28.-VP)-The
edge over Bergeson, a bigger lad with New YoRK, aten in)the
an equally rnga ,a t fnur New York Rangers, beaten n he first
aneqalystrong arm, a lot of natur- the games of the best-of-seven
al ability, but not much experience. threegme of e
' series, bounced off the ropes to hang
Both Sofiak and Bergeson will have a 2-1 defeat on the Boston Bruins
to keep hustling all the way, because tonight in the National Hockey
in back of them, Fisher has in Bill League's Stanley Cup playoffs, thus
Steppon and Earl Smith, two more sending the series into at least one
infielders who have all the prerequi- more game.
sites of Big Ten ball players. _
Steppon Shows Promise ,
Steppon shouldn't be overlooked
even though there's no immediate MASON & MASON
opening. He handles himself around Made-to-order Clothiers
second base like a veteran already, .Mc
and has shown signs of developing in- Detroit, Michigan
to an outstanding hitter. His only are represented
drawback is that he isn't at home at in ANN ARBOR
third, and second base is well-filled b
by Lisagor. b
Smith, a senior, saw service at sec- IRWIN S. CLAMAGE
ond and short last season and proved 715 Hill Street
that he can hit college pitching. He's
fast and has a strong arm but hasn't Phone 3582
had much experience at third.
MAYBE we should
tell you today, but
it is more fun to
keep you guessing.
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