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Page 12-Thursday, October 19, 1978-The Michigan Daily


M club sports fair well

The undergraduate soccer club,
coming off a 4-0-loss to Oakland, faces a
club from the University of Detroit this
Saturday at 7:30 on Tartan Turf field.
On the loss to Oakland this past
Saturday, Michigan coach Steve Olson
commented, "All the breaks seemed to
go their (Oakland's) way, while our
shots either hit the post or crossbar.
team in Michigan now," added Olson.
"They dominated the first half but we
came back and played even the second
The U of D club, on the other hand, is
in its first year and doesn't expect to
pose much of a threat for the
Wolverines. In fact, according to Olson,
the game might possibly have an ad-
verse affect on his team's play.
"It's bad to have a week layoff and
then blow out a team only to meet tough
tams (Eastern Michigan, Western
Michigan, and Michigan State, to name
a few) the next weeks," said Olson.
DESPITE THE layoff and the 4-0
loss, Olson is pleased with the team's
play and looks forward to future suc-
cess. "Considering we're not a varsity
team and we have a low budget, we're
really hanging in there."

The undergrads now hold a 6-4-1
record. "With a full-time coach we
might have won some of those games
that we lost," added Olson.
Graduate Soccer
The graduate soccer club raised its
record to 4-2 after capturing the inter-
national soccer meet with a 2-0 victory
over a Turkish squad in the finals.
The Blue kickers reached the finals
via a hard fought 1-0 win over a team
composed of native Africans. Michigan
won that game with a five shot shoot-
out, after both teams were held
scoreless in regulation time.
THE GRADUATE soccer club
travels to Southfield for a game with
Lawrence Institute of Technology this
Saturday. Last year Michigan won both
games against LIT by the scores of 2-0
and 6-0.
Despite last year's apparent
domination by the Michigan club, coach
Matt Lyons stated, "It's always tough
to tell what a team will be like a year
This will be the first week of action
for the lacrosse club in its abbreviated
fall season. The Blue stickmen travel to
Chicago for a Saturday contest against
the rival Chicago lacrosse club.
The Chicago club has won the Mid-
west city-club championship for the
past few seasons and should be tough
again this year. Last year these two
teams played three overtime periods
before Chicago came out on top.
"I SEE THE game pretty close, with
our young kids against their older men.
What they (Chicago) lack in speed they

make up in experience, and what we
lack in experience we make up in
speed," commented Michigan coach
Darrell Balchan.
In club lacrosse, there is no age limit
on the players' ages. Occasionally men
in their mid-thirties and older are seen
on the playing field.
The lacrosse club plays most of its
game in the spring season, only having
two or three games.on their fall slate.
"About one-quarter of the players in the
fall don't play in the spring. It (the
play) gets serious in the spring," added
Water Polo
Looking at the water side of things,
the water polo club heads up to East
Lansing for the Michigan State tour-
nament this weekend.
The Michigan club opened its season
last week, dropping a close 9-8 encoun-
ter with the Spartans. "We lost on a
disputed goal which went in the side of
the net. But you just have to go along
with what the ref says," said water polo
coach Andy Katzenstein.
BESIDES THE Spartans, the
Wolverines will face squads from,
Western Michigan, Lansing Com-
munity College, and possibly Oakland
University in this weekend's tour-
Despite their opening loss, Katzen-
stein is quite impressed with the
Wolverine club. "We're much better
than ever before. We look tough, real
tough, and things are only going to get
The women water polo team begins
action this weekend, after successfully
acquiring pool time and equipment.

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strong character development.


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We all love a winner
-even Steinbrenner

Pressing the issue
The 'Big Two'is dead .. .
...long live the.Big Ten
. . . expect the unexpected"
-Rick Venturi
Northistern fooball coach
B REAK UP THE "Big Two"? The problem is not how to do it, but who
to do it to. This week the "Big Two" is Purdue and Wisconsin. Next
week it could be anybody-Michigan and Indiana, Iowa and Ohio State, or
any of the 241,920 different combinations of the eight teams within one game
of the league lead.
Can anyone remember the last time the Big Ten had a more interesting
race for the title just TWO games into the conference schedule? I doubt it.
And you know what-I kinda like it.
Break up the "Big Two"? There ain't no such animal, at least not in 1978.
Purdue saw to that by dumping Ohio State (the Buckeyes are struggling at 2-
2-1) and Michigan State solidified the situation with its 24-15 conquest of the
With the fall of the Two-Team Empire, the league has on its hands a
bonafide title chase for the first time since 1967 when Indiana, Purdue and
Minnesota tied for the lead. The Ohio State-Michigan years weren't races,
they were more like ten week strolls and late November muggings.
If teams like the Boilermakers, Badgers and Spartans keep improving,
more and more conference games should have a direct outcome on the final
standings. Actually it wouldn't hurt the Big Ten any for this to happen. Such
is already the case in the Pac-10 and the Big Eight and nobody complains.
about the brand of football they play in those conferences.
Closing the gap
It might be interesting to see what Mark Herrmann could do against
UCLA in the Rose Bowl, or even, Wisconsin with Ira Matthews running wild
against USC in a rematch of the 1963 game when the Trojans won 42-37.
Hopefully this isn't a premature obituary of the "Big Two" because on
more than one occasion an early prediction has come back to haunt a spor-
tswriter. But I do hope the "Big Two" is dead.
I am not saying that Michigan doesn't have a chance to win the Big Ten
this year, or even that Michigan doesn't have a powerful team, all I propose
is that some of the other conference schools have cut into the gap that used to
separate eight of the teams from the other two. What's so bad about that?
At one time the Big Ten was respected as being the toughest conference
in college football. There was a great deal of evidence to support that
Only the Big Ten has had at least one team finish in the top ten in both
polls since they began:. . the Big Ten has the largest stadiums and the
highest attendance of any conference in the nation. .:. every team in the
league has won the title and won the Rose Bowl (other conferences have
members that never won their championship) . . . the pro's have drafted
more Big Ten players than any other conference, and so on.
Northwestern undefeated
Once, in an 11 year span from 1957 to 1967, every team except North-
western captured the league title. But right after that it has been Michigan
and Ohio State, Ohio Stae and Michigan or just Michigan or only OSU. the
only balance the league had then was that the Wolverines and Buckeyes
would alternate taking their lumps in bowl games.
This isn't the first time in the "Big Two" era that a "Little Eight" team
has jumped off to a fast start. MSU, Minnesota and Wisconsin have done it.
Even Northwestern came to Ann Arbor undefeated in 1975, and four
years earlier finished in a tie with Michigan for second place (the Wildcats
were undisputed runners-up the following year). But this is the first time
since 1967 so many teams were still in the race halfway through the season.
The question of contenders or pretenders will be answered as the
schedule draws towards an end. No doubt the Big Ten hasn't heard the last
of Woody or Bo this year, but it won't be a cakewalk for anybody.
Looking at the standings, Purdue is on top and deservedly so. Many
people think the young Boilermakers are in the driver's seat having already
played and defeated MSU and OSU.
An untested Wisconsin team is currently second followed by six teams
tied for third. Illinois and Northwestern finish up the roster.
For the first time since the 1967 season there is a realistic possibility of
another team other than Michigan or Ohio State winding up first and second.
If the people around here and in Columbus are spoiled enough to think
that even second place is unacceptable, what's going to happen when their
favorite teams finish third or fourth? It could happen this year in the Big
Students may still purchase season
and Talk t Our - tickets for the 1978-79 Michigan hockey
season. The season pass costs $21 and is

ble & Friendly Staff available at the Athletic Department
rSkiingNTicket Office on the corner of South
our gNeeds State and Hoover. The first game of the
>m HEAD, K2, ROSSIGNOL, year takes place this Friday, October 21
FT, HANSOM, LANGE against the Bowling Green, Falcons at
D, ROFFEE, DEMETRE, & others. Yost Ice Arena. Starting time for the
oth X-C and Downhill game is 7:30.
S-FAST SERVICE Michigan students interested in
purchasing basketball season tickets
must apply for their tickets this Friday
BANKAMERICARD and Saturday, October 20-21 between 8
a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Track/Tennis
Mi. N. of 1-94 & Briarwood Building. The tickets are priced at $26.
Bring cash or check as well as your
student identification.

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Ol gas Kitchen
State and Washington

By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES-Three months
ago, owner George Steinbrenner gave
up on the New York Yankees. Now, in
the wake of a major baseball miracle
and a second consecutive world title, he
says the 1978 club rates with any in the
proud, pin-striped past..
"I felt we were gonna get close, but I
thought we would run out of real
estate," a champagne-soaked Stein-
brenner said after his comeback team
did it one more time, whipping the Los
Angeles Dodgers 7-2 Tuesday night in
the sixth and final game of the World
"I DON'T care about the 1927
Yankees or the 1936 Yankees of the
Casey Stengel Yankees," Steinbrenner
said. "This is as great a team as there
ever was. They overcame everything.
Show me another Yankee team that
ever did what this one did. I never saw
anything like it in sports."
After the All-Star break, Steinbren-

ner ordered ailing catcher Thurman
Munson switched to right field, benched
the left field tandem of Roy White and
Lou Piniella in favor of Gary
Thomasson and 'made a part-tinie
designated hitter of slugger Reggie
But before too long, things were back
to normal. The Yankees also got unex-
pected help from pitcher Catfish Hun-
ter, who came back from the brink .of
retirment when a sore shoulder
threatened to end his career, and from
a bench that produced World Series
standouts like second baseman Brian
Doyle, pitcher Jim Beattie and' center
fielder Paul Blair.
Guidry, Hunter, Beattie and relief ace
Rich Gossage; timely hitting by Mun-
son, Jackson, Doyle,' White, Piniella,
center fielder Mickey Rivers and shor-
tstop Bucky Dent, the Series' Most
Valuble Player, and a brilliant defense
keyed by third baseman Graig Nettles.
"They took it to us," said second
baseman Davey Lopes, the Dodgers'
captain. "They're a great team, a lot
better than I thought."


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