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JHE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday; February 13, 1969

I HE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, February 13, 1969

Sid Jensen's Olympian thoughts

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You're a separate unit but still
one group. I can't see how anyone
could feel any kind of animesity
toward someone else.
"At the time I thought the pro-
test was wrong, but after thinking
it over, they have a bloody good
point. I also think it was the best
method of protest.

hadn't been competing. At the
time, I didn't even know if I
wanted to go to college.
"Actually, the problem with
school today for an athlete is a
matter of concentration. An ath-
lete rotates around two centers
instead of one. He must concern
himself with studies and with ath-

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"I do think (Avery )Brundage letics in two separate circles. Tests
made a big mistake in ousting conflict with meets and games,
them without a fair trial. He felt and the athlete must decide which
they were guilty and so ;ot rh mi to sacrifice.
out. He acted on emotion instead "I would eventually like to start
of reason. a sports school, at least at the
"The conclusion of the Games high school level, where 'academics
was the most moving part of the revolve around athletics. Exams
Olympics. I was not up for it too could be scheduled so they
much, but the fireworks, the flag wouldn't conflict with athletics.
coming down, the playing of the "This is not to say that studies
Olympic anthem as they handed 'would be sacrificed, but they
over the charge to Munich in '72, would be designed to put the em-
all combined to make the occasion phasis on giving students the tools,
very emotional. such as faster reading, which
"The greatest thing was was would prepare them for college.
when all the athletes stormed on- The student must motivate him-
to the field and ran around armi self to learn these skills, he
in arm, grabbing signs and flags shouldn't be pressured.
and trading things with each "There aren't any sports schools
other. on the North American continent.
"Yes, I will probably go to the I would like to visit Europe for a
'72 Olympics, I don't know if I while to observe their schools. This
want to go to grad school, but I whole idea, though, about a sports
do want to stay around to train school is something I've just begun
for the Games; I'm pretty sure to think about. There is so much
I'll see them. After that, I want else I want to see and learn about
to go into something along the that I can't be certain about any-
lines of education. Thataand tra- thing. I'll just have to see what
velling interest me the most. The happens."
best part is that they compliment
each other because of the long RUGBY, L AC 'ROSS
school vacation.
"This summer I don't know
whether to make up the semester
I missed because of the Olympics, Ip r
or to go back down to Mexico and Club spor
spend the tin'e learning the lan-

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-Daily-Jay Cassidy
SID JENSEN, Michigan's top all-around performer, is shown
performing on the high bar against Ohio Statg last weekend.
Jensen ended the meet with a 53.75 total, one of his best ever,
3E TEAMS:
ts keep old ost aive

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guage, travelling, and maybe By JOE MARKER
working to earn my keep.
"I'm also looking forward to the Although varsity sports, with the
NCAA's -this spring in Seattle. exception of indoor track, have'
I'm sure that Michigan \has the deserted venerable Yost F i e 1 d
potential to go, and they should House, club sports have largely
go. stepped in to fill its spacious con-
go.
"Last year, I Qualified as an in- fins.
dividual performer, but I felt a On Tuesday and Thursday
little lost without the team. ,I've nights at 6:30, the Michigan Rug-
found, especially since the Olym- by Football Club pounds the re-
pics, that individual perfection cently black-topped surface, while
isn't as much as working as a unit. afterwards and on Wednesdays
"I've got a lot to be thankful the Lacrosse Club practices for
for Newt's (Coach Loken) direc- the upcoming spring season.
tion. He recruits in the area I The Rugby Club, now in i t s

the sport enjoys varsity status.
Both the Ruggers and the La-
cross Club face two major prob-
lems. The first is finding a place
to play. In the past both h a v e
used Wines Field.
However, as anyone who has
ever had the misfortune to partic-
ipate on its stony surface knows,
any contact between the Wines
turf and human flesh usually re-
sults in gaping wounds to the un-
lucky victim.
As of now, neither club has
found a suitable place for outdoor
activity, and prospects are n o t
improving. The main hope is Fer-
IM BASKETBALL

ry Field, but prospects for obtain-
ing its use are becoming dimmer
day-by-day.
The second major problem is
money. The University currently
shells out about one-twentieth of
the budgetary requirements of each
sport. The rest must come from
promotions and out of the pock-
ets of the players.
One lacrosse player stated the
matter succinctly: "It's no good
when I have to spend money to
buy gas for my own car and find
my own accommodations for a
trip to Notre Dame to get my
brains knocked around."

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come from and Michigan's pre-
vious stars from there influenced
me in deciding where to gd:
"My senior year in high school
I had become despondent about
gymnastics and had quit the team.
Everyone seemed to be losing in-

tenth season at Michigan, fielded
three teams last fall, compiled a
17-9-2 cumulative record. The
Ruggers then capped their suc-
cessful season with a Christmas
vacation tour of England, dur-
ing which they competed against

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terest, and I was not in close, some on teretter cus in Bifin-
touch with my coach. When Newt ai and learned some of the finer
ti dm h ddtk w points of the game in the pro-

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Nine out of the top ten Dosi-

sey coasted past fifth-ranked An-

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The Lacrosse Club, which went
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In addition, the club is tentatively
planning a trip to Baltimore over
spring break.
The club, which was started in
1964, plays all Ohio competitioi
except for Michigan State. The
only other Big Ten school field-
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tions remained unchanged in the gell, 80-38, and Huber narrowly
final I M basketball poll of the defeated Anderson, ranked sev-
season, and the stage is set for enth, 59-58. Scott was idle this
next week's playoffs, which pits week.
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