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The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 10, 1978-Pagel1

THE SPORTING VIEWS
Basketball lottery..
. a bunch of gibberish
BY GARY KICINSKI
"DEOPLE ARE idiots."
A blood-curdling scream went out from someone sitting in Section
22. "nlight here!" he yelled, jumping out of his seat and rushing down the
steps to the table on the court. The student, loosely defined as a gentleman, a
senior, and bearded, was rejoicing over the fact that his number had finally
been called - after patiently waiting for two hours.
Now he could rush back up the stairs, dash to the end of the line, and wait
a couple more hours in the Crisler Arena concourse to choose his 1978-79
basketball tickets.
"Number 437 . .." said the megaphone-man. "Is Number 437 here?"
Pause. Then, from the back: "I got one real close! Can I take it?"
The crowd was .erratic. At times boisterous, at times passive, at time's
frivolic - most of the time bored and frustrated, The doors had opened at 7
p.m. By 7:40 only 20 numbers had been called. By 9:00 only 100 blocks had
received their tickets. Another 180 block representatives stood in the dimly-
lit concourse. Another 170 or so sat scattered in the south end of the arena,
waiting for their number to come up.
"I kinda took itsfor granted," laughed Peter Meyer, whose block
number, 288, was the first plucked out of the drum, and whose three-member
block was granted first seating choice. "I wasn't looking forward to
spending three hours waiting in line," said his block-mate, Randy Ransom,
glancing eagerly at his Section 33 (midcourt), Row 4 seats.
The line in the lobby wrapped around to the darkened southeastern
corner. One student kept his place in line while sitting on a folding chair, a
case of Miller Lite in his lap.
Out by midnight?
Booooooooooo ! spin the damn drum!"
The air near the rear of the arena was at times high-ly pungent. Beer
cans were more prevalent than history texts, and Pizza Bob's made its
predicted appearance. Some people chose to leave after finding out their
position in line, planning to return in an hour or so.
"I'm a senior, I've been to every basketball and football game, and now
I'm 304th in line, and it sucks." Courtesy of Calvin Clark..
Responding at last to calls to spin the drum, the emcee gave it a tug -
and promptly turned the thing on its side, spilling out half of the coupons.
"Hey - that was my number!"
"It's gonna be time consuming," said ticket manager Al Renfrew. "We
think everyone will be outta here by midnight."
"It as the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!" exclaimed Scooter
Simon, fourth to receive tickets. "It's like heaven, baby!"
Simon, you see, was the one who had started a line for seniors way back
when. His line and his number one position were invalidated by the ticket
department.
Justice was served. But served to how many?
WI 08Announces
IN CONCERT at the
SECOND C/HlACE
TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 14-9 PM

SMAIA W RELA YS A T MA TT MANN POOL:

Women tanke

By DAVE ZEMAN
The 1978-79 swimming season is right
around the corner and Michigan girls'
coach Stu Isaac expects big things from
this year's squad. With only one swim-
mer graduating from last year's ninth
ranked team nationally there seems lit-
tle reason to doubt him.
"We didn't have as good a recruiting
year as some of the other schools (but)
our goal is to place seventh in the
Nationals," said Isaac.
A glance at the roster gives an in-
dication as to why Michigan has
dominated the Big Ten the last three
years. The key to their success, as in
any sport, is their remarkable depth.
They will have 16 swimmers and divers
returning who competed in last year's
Nationals.
LEADING THE TEAM will be Katy
McCully, one of only three seniors on
this year's team. Katy has collected
nine individual titles over the last three
years and is the most versatile
freestyler on the team. Joining her in
this event will be Kim Groleau and Kim
Olson in the sprints, and Lisa Matheson

and Lori Hughes in the distance events.
Michigan will once again have the
premier diving squad in the nation.
Returning sophomore Julie Bachman
captured both the one and three-meter
events in last year's Nationals, beating
three U.S. Olympians in the process.
Along with transfer student Barb Wein-
stein from Ohio State, coach Isaac feels
he has "the best 1-2 punch in the coun-
try."
All-Americans Mary Rish and Sharon
Flaherty and freshperson Barbara
DonCarlos will give Michigan an im-
posing trio of backstrokers. Rish has
already rewritten the varsity record
book in this event with outstanding
times at the 50, 100, and 200 yard marks.
Breaststroke was one of Michigan's
weakest events last year but with the
return of team captain Joyce Johnson
and Big Ten champion Karen Rydland,
better times are expected. Newcomer
Marie Palko is also swimming well and
may solve their problem in this event.
ISAAC WILL NEED good times
from all his swimmers if he is to
extend his dual meet victory
string (of 23) .through the up-

rs open
coming year. tignignting tne dual
meet season will be away meets with
Alabama, North Carolina, and North
Carolina State. Michigan can expect its
stiffest conference challenge from
perennial -contenders Wisconsin and
Indiana. Coach Isaac is also wary of
facing Michigan State in their home
pool.
Even with this heavy dual meet com-

season
petition, the team should have no
trouble in sweeping to an unprecedei-
ted fourth straight conference swim-
ming title. This year's Big Ten Cham-
pionships will be hosted by Michigan at
Matt Mann Pool.
The Wolverines open their season
tomorrow with the SMAIAW Relays.
The meet is at home and begins at 1:30
p.m.

U

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Tankers
Nov. 11-SMAIAW RELAYS (1:30)
Nov. 16-OAKLAND U. (7:00)
Dec. 1-3-OCOE Inv. (Toronto)
Dec. 8-EASTERN MICHIGAN (7:30)
Jan. 4-Alabama
Jan. 11-Wisconsin
Jan. 13-SHROEDER SWIM TEAM
(7:30)
Jan. 20--Michigan State

Schedule

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Jan. 27-Indiana
Feb. 2-North Carolina
Feb, 3-North Carolina State
Feb. 15-17-BIG TEN CHAMPS.'
March 4-MAIZE & BLUE INV. (7:30Y,
March 15-17-AIAW CHAMPS.
(Pittsburgh)
(Home games in capitals at Matt Mann Pool)

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