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Basketball Riot #462336

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1972
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(Studio) Big business of sports criticized.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Minneapolis, Minn.) University of Minn. basketball team's new spirit took ugly turn when, in game with Ohio Saint 2 weeks ago, Minns. Corky Taylor kicked Ohio's Luke Woody. Riot followed. 2 Minn. players suspended by Big 10. New coach Bill Musselman's, win-at-any-cost approach blamed for incident. (Ashland, Ohio) Musselman coached at Ashland college prior to Minn. [Ashland philosophy professor, and father of injured Ohio player, Dr. Wayne WITTE - says Musselman creates too much pressure for winning.] (Minneapolis, Minn.) [MUSSELMAN - says he wants players to excel on and off the court Says he does not animalize nor brutalize players as his critics profess.] [U. of Minn student body President, Jack BAKER - says sports program, desire for winning team, has been blown out of proportion.] [Student Body Vice President, John CARNAHAN - looks at implications of Minn.-Ohio fight in terms of whole over-emphasis on sports.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John

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