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December 01, 1967 - Image 9

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, DECEMBEIL 1, x:96:






The long-awaited, much-delayed
opening of the great dome will,
finally take place with the tipoff
of the Michigan-Kentucky game
When first planned, the Uni-
versity Events Building was sup-
posed to be in use by 1965-66, the
final year of the Cazzie Russell
era. The building was to have
cost $3.5 million but costs dou-
bled before construction was even
Construction schedules have
been p 1 a g u e d constantly by
strikes, either by workers or sup-
pliers, and the time spent on the
site has now reached two and
one-half years.
Strikes were not the only prob-
lem, as a near-disaster set the
job back six months when one
of the huge main roof beamst
crashed through the east wall r
Complete new forms had to be
made and the wall repoured.
Almost Completed
Now the building stands com- TI
pleted with the following excep- b
tions: part of section 49 will not E
have seats installed; the portable
bleachers will not be available It
until later in December; food and' Dwo
concession areas are not complete; vers
display cases are not finished; He
and aisle numbering has not been wrez
installed. he
The seating contractor has not on t
been sitting still, as he has had L
his men on the job 10 to 16 hours tiers
a day this past week. When asked fron
if the seats would be ready for low
tomorrow's game, he replied grim- blue
ly, "All the seats that have been sect
sold will be in, even if we're work- LE
ing Saturday morning." at t
The basketball team will have visit
had only three days of practice seat
on the new court before the game, The
and they will not use the locker othe
room faciilties until the game it- G
self., arov
Though it may not seem out- a m
wardly obvious, the new arena is mak
already rich in Michigan tradi- wor
tion. tele

ena Fi

nally Meets Deadline
busy as he relates, "I'm very en- "I was just getting to know the A GIFT FROM "SAFFELL AND BUSH"
thused about it. The move from bounce of each board down in
Yost to the Events Building is Yost." Starter Ken Maxey ex- IS DOUBLY APPRECIATED
very complex. Before, eight men! plained as he came off the floor
could handle the doors since there for a breather. "No dead spots at
were only four entrances. Now all."
we're dealing with doors all Other players insisted that the
around . . . 104 in all." basket was too high, but measure-
He points out, though, that not (ment proved this was just an op-
all of them will be used as en- tical illusion. Hopefully Kentucky1#
trances-some will be exits only. will suffer this same impression.
'Self-Ushering' It was all new and strange and
Students and faculty will help most of them seemed glad to get
themselves and the attendants by back to the steamy shower room
using the "self-ushering" system. under the leaky roof of Pigeon
All sections are in numerical or-I Palace.
der, both blue and gold, starting Assistant Coach John Orr
at midcourt on the east side and summed up everyone's feelings
moving clockwise. After locating after Wednesday's practice, as he
the proper section entrance, one said, "We're just glad to be in."
should go in and down for the The Events Building is trying
blue seats. or in and up if he holds its best to be well-liked. It has
gold section tickets. For both eight sparkling restrooms to com-
color seonsaltsats a e on paire with the two in Yost Field
therrighsdeo fa t aisle be- House: four large concession areas
ginning with seat one. Seats are that eclipse the sawhorse-and-
numbered clockwise in the gold 'plank affairs that served the half-
- - l n f a r h t s r e h a fg l D aily -im Forsyth se t o n.on e c o k i e i tim e crow ds in T he B arn ; and
shection.andscounterclcisein soft, armchair seats that ofer}
sophomore sho aan one bask et to icuneld in pushsupport rahr ta h
as the basketball team and the for maximum simplicity and speed amorphous bleachers that supplied
r for the first time Wednesday. of entrance and exit. little space for the late.
Many people have had sneak But people cling to inconven-
As the student body and public previews of the building. The re- iences like that oand like the
anxiously await the season in the actions were varied after the ini- hollow thunder of a fast break on
team's new home, ticket sales tial "ooh, aah" response subsided. the old raised floor, as someone
have soared, especially for this Reactions stuffed home two more. Now, they
first game. One man stopped long enough st home t or stthy.
Ticket director Don Weir says to look quickly and declare, "Huh! M i n.nw m/a
about 80 per cent of the tickets This won't be ready till next sea- Moving into a new home xit a
th etcygm aenwsn"Aote~emdvr name like The University Events
for the Kentucky game are nowtson. Another seemed very pleas- Buili e teamn ts folos Be sure that the Man's Gift for this Christ mnas has that
sold. He expects it to be one of ed, but then added, "It's a nice
two probable sellouts, the other basketball court for seven mil- sr adli h eyer haheslow-
be arud1,80tmrrwadawinning adcern had to
being the Michigan State game. lion." However, most were not as equal the spirit that lives behind in the shirt-tie--slacks-and sOfort
These are awesome crowds when caustic in their remarks, the ivied bricks just down the hillfot
it is figured that the seating will One of the employes, working from the big arena with 104 doors.
be around 12,800 tomorrow and a busily on seats, offered some facts
capacity 14,000 for the State game, about the construction. "A tre-
Seating is arranged with all mendous amount of work goes "BI
students on the west side and the into this place that few peopleS lE FIELIL &BU S H
west corners, with tickets for the realize. I worked five weeks on the HEATED GRANDSTAN
public and opponents on the east floor. That floor has two subfloors TN
side. In the ends will be dolla'r built on top of big metal springsT TA
tickets, sold on an individual below the hard maple playing STALSTRLL1ANN ARBOR
game basis to the University staff surface.
families. The team went through its first
The new arena and the distri- workout on the new court Wed-
bution of tickets have kept Weir nesday. Only one basket was up ,
as the other was waiting for a
new hydraulic unit This prompt-

elligerently refuses to function,
vents Building met one another
was designed by Daniel
orsky, a graduate of the Uni-
ity's School of Architecture.
also received two letters in
stling and four in football, as
was one of the defensive greats
the 1947 Rose Bowl team.
ong, flowing curves carry,
s of seats in an elliptical whirl
m the floor to the rafters. The
er sections are done in deep
upholstery with the upper
ions in gold.
egible scoreboards hang high
-he north and south ends. Court
bility is excellent from all
ts, even behind the backboards.
re are no poles, supports, or
er obstructions.
'ood lighting, plus a catwalk
und the inside of the roof, and
nidcourt camera platform will
ke it attractive to the TV net-
ks for national and regional

Hawk Icers Little But Tough


ed junior Scott Montross to say,
It sue is a funny feeling to steal
the ball, break for the other end,;
and not see any basket."
other impressions were ex-
pressed by junior Willie Edwards:_

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By all rights, Waterloo Lutheran's
Golden Hawks should not be
skating on the same ice as Mich--
igan's Wolverines.
The Hawks practice only two or
three times a week, they give no
athletic scholarships, and they
don't even have their own rink.
Yet for the third consecutive sea-
son they will come to Ann Arbor
with the idea of beating the Wol-
verines foremost in their minds.
So far they have been sucess-
ful in ionly one of their four at-
tempts, but Michigan coach Al
Renfrew respectfully acknow-
ledges, "They are always a well
conditioned team and they always
have given us a good battle."
Michigan, this week, is trying
to put its game together before
they face Denver, rated number
one in the coaches poll of the
Western Collegiate Hockey As-
sociation, next week.
Opening Wins
The Wolverines put on a very
impressive offensive show in their
opening victories over McMaster
last weekend. Especially note-
worthy were the performances of
sophomore center Dave Perrin
and forwards Doug Galbraith and

Bruce Koviak, who tallied for 13
goals between them in the series.
Renfrew however, is cautious in
his optimism, "We showed some
signs of an offense," he says, "but
it's hard to tell after only two
If 20 goals in two games shows
only "signs of an offense" some
goalie is going to get quite a
shellshocking when the Wolver-
ines put together the finished pro-

had any intercollegiate experience.
Maki, however, has been pleased
so far with his freshmen who he
has refered to as "eager and
The Wolverines are in top phys-
ical shape for tonight's contest
with the exception of forward Don
Deeks who is out with the flu.
Barney Pashak, a quick forward
who was hampered by a knee in-
jury last week is again at 100
per cent.





Inexperienced Teamr
Waterloo will 'field a young Michigan, who was ranked fifth
team which features only five in the WCHA coaches poll, are
retuinees from last years squad very concerned about their league
and seven freshmen. The spark- opener *against top ranked Den-
plug of the Golden Hawks is their ver, next week. But if they look
small center John O'Flattery, who past alaways mentally prepared
engineered Waterloo's only vic- Waterloo, they may fall flat on
tory over Michigan two years ago. their faces before the big game
The little speedster is only 5-5 comes.
and 150 pounds and has been .
selected as Waterloo's most valu- PAUL CAMELET
able player the last two years. The
Hawks also have a veteran stal- MASTER TAI LOR
wart in the goal in Ted Payne who Specializing in shortening
is playing his third year in the women's coats, skirts,
nets for Waterloo. and sucks.
Coach Ted Maki must depend Alterations for Men & Women
on his rookies extensively, especi- 663-4381
ally on defense. Sophomore John , 103 S.
McDonald is the only member of 1103 University
Maki's blue line corps who has ( above drug store





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the service we offer:
- Assistance if you can't find a phone
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