to play football, not to play trumpet
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|2 years 4 weeks ago||Mike & Johnny Robinson||
Yes, Mike (6' 10"), 2 or 3 years younger than Johnny (thus not his twin) was on the team for 1 year if my memory serves me well. He had excellent skills, however didn't appear to be as hard a worker as Johnny and was a step or two slow to be effective. Both Johnny and Mike were great guys, humble and easy to make friends. Johnny, or Rob as we called him, will surely be missed.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||'76 - '77 Big Ten Championship team||
My profile picture at left is of the '76 - '77 team (Couldn't figure out how to post it). It hangs in the Crisler Center display cases.
top row l-r: Bill Frieder, Johnny Orr, Mark Lozier, Dave Baxter, Rickey Green, Dave Stavale, Tom Staton, Bill Lelich, Jim Boyce, Dan Fife.
bottom row l-r: Mitch Kauffman, Len Lillard, Alan Hardy, Phil Hubbard, Steve Grote, John Robinson, Tom Bergen, Joel Thompson, Bobby Jones, John Anderson
This team was ranked #1 by the AP & UPI the entire year only to lose in the NCAA Regional Semifinals to UNC-Charlotte.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||'77-'78 team photo||
Top row l-r: Frieder, Orr, Joel, Mike Robinson (John Robinson's ('77) brother), Lillard, Hub, Bergen, Heuerman, Hardy, Boyce, Fife
Bottom row l-r: Mitch, Marty B, Lozier, Cornell Williams, JJ, McGee, Baxter, Staton, Mark B, Tom Kempf (grad asst), John Anderson (student mgr / me)
Unfortunately, we didn't have Hub at his best that season, as he injured his knee in the World Games that summer. He would have certainly been a top candidate for player of the year coming off the 2 prior seasons - NCAA finals vs. IU in '76 and #1 ranked team '77 (we lost to UNC-Charlotte (Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell) in Regional Finals @ Rupp Arena.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Danny||
Close ... I was an All-Metro Detroit golfer in from Clarkston in '74 - '75, tried out for the M golf team in the fall of '75, until Fife, also from Clarkston called me and invited me to be a student manager of the bball team. Great memories!