squeeze out students.
How many people
By LEE KATTERMAN
"Can I see your student card?" says
the gate attendant.
The question catches you off-guard.
The best you can do is offer a garbled
"huh?" and think - what's this guy
:_"I'LL NEED to see a student
ID .. you are a student?"
,"Oh.. ..yeah.... uh ... I. left it at
"Well, you'll have to go back for it,"
the attendant says. "Kickoff's not for
,,twenty-five minutes. If you hurry, you
canstill see it."
You are probably saying it can't hap-
pen, right? But according to Dee Strong
of the Michigan State Athletic Ticket
Office, it just might.
"WE'RE COMPLETELY sold out
'(for the UM-MSU football game on Oc-
tober 6)," said Strong. "If someone
buys a ticket outside the stadium, and it
turns out to be a student ticket, they'll
get no sympathy from me if they're
turned away at the gate."
You see, at Spartan Stadium, a
student ticket is not valid without the
photo ID that all MSU students are
But don't despair. The situation
sounds a little different as described by
STATE NEWS Sports Editor Dave Jan-
"They don't have time to check all
the ID's," said Janssen. "If you get
stopped at one gate, justtry another."
JANSSEN WASN'T as encouraging
when asked about ticket availability.
While he expects some tickets to be for
sale from scalpers before the game, he
said that most students would be goipg
themselves or have friends who want
Now if you can get yourself to the
west coast, or even easier, to central
Illinois, a football ticket will be easy
pickins. Neither the California or
Illinois ticket managers expect sell-
outs for their respective clashes with
The Big Blue's final out-of-town per-
formance; that is, beside the obligatory
post-season bowl appearance, is with
Purdue's Boilermakers November 10.
As with the MSU game, tickets have
been sold out for months; only the
ingepious or very rich will get into
Still all this talk of ID's And scarcity
By AL GRABENSTEIN
The total attendance at last
weekend's Michigan-Notre Dame foot-
ball game was a tight 105,111. It wasn't
a Michigan record, but when one con-
siders that the stadium only seats
101,701 spectators the figure gets
tighter all the time. The University of
Michigan ticket office attributes the
difference to non-spectator attendance.
Apparently, the key word here is
"spectator." Fifteen years ago, the
NCAA initiated a policy requiring
workers, security and police person-
nel" to be figured into that number.
Gladieux Food Services, which supplies
the various refreshments at the games,
reports they employ roughly 300 people
to serve the munch-hungry fans. That's
a total of 2,300 bodies accounted for, so
The press box attendance appears to
be the most difficult number. to pin
down. Sports Information claims an
average Michigan home football game
will draw 300-400 reporters, technicians
and statisticians: However, a,televised
game like the Michigan-Notre Dame
clash may see up to 700 pressbox per-
The seats taken by the University of
Michigan Marching Band are included
in the original total capacity count and
aren't figured into the excess. What is
left over is made up by the visiting
school's band (if one attends) and both
team's cheerleading squads, not to
mention on the field reporters,
photographers, camera crews and
relay men. Finally, of course, one must
remember the most important
ingredients to the game: some 200
players, coaches, officials, physicians
NO ONE KEEPS an accurate count
of how many extra people are expected
at each game. University of Michigan
Athletic Business Manager Lilyan
Duford explained, "The numbers are
just too large to keep track of."
When asked about the crowded con-
ditions in the Freshman end zone, Ren-
frew said, "By game time there are
about fifty tickets left unsold. . . The
crowding is caused by the dorm
residents arriving at about the same
That's the breakdown and this
weekend should be no exception. Just
sit tight (there's no choice) and enjoy
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A full Spartan Stadium holds 75,433 spectators ... or does it? If you manage
to get a ticket to this year's game, you might want to get your own total.
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of tickets could be a lot of hullabaloo.
A close friend and veteran of
acquiring- tickets to many Michigan
away games offers these words to live
and buy by: "As long as you are
patient, you can always get a ticket for
the price you want to pay, so don't jump
at the first offer you see; you'll regret
universities-to report not just the num-
ber of ticket holders present, but a total
headcount of everyone in the stadium,
producing a discrepancy at last
weekend's game of 3,410 people.
SO, WHY the excess baggage? It
seems, according to University of
Michigan Ticket Manager Al Renfrew,
"There are about 2,000 stadium
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SETTER SPURS SPIKERS:
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By. JON WELLS
Rhythm and momentum. Those are the key ingredients
of winning volleyball that the Michigan spikers used in
sweeping Grand Valley last night in their best-of-five match
The undefeated Michigan women (3-0) prevailed in the
hard fought opening game, 15-11. Grand Valley battled back
from a 6-1 deficit and stayed within two points for most of the
game until Michigan shifted into their quick offense. The
Wolvetines maintained the inomentum in the ;-nextwo
games, romping to the tune of 15-3 and 15-6.
"Momentum is the key to volleyball," said Michigan
coach Sandy Vong, "and once a team gets it, it's hard to
break." This fact was underlined last night as the Wolverines
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. NEW YORK-Jerry White ignited a
four-run Montreal rally in the eighth
inning with a leadoff homer helping the
'Expos to a 6-3 victory over the New
York Mets in the first game of their twi-
night doubleheader last night.
WHITE'S HOMER, his third, came
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was the only earned run of the inning.
:Phillies 2, Pirates 1
seventh-inning RBI single carried the
Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory
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Division-leading Pittsburgh Pirates in
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TRILLO RIPPED a single to left and
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St. Louis 2, Chicago 1
' ST. LOUIS - Keith Hernandez
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tory last night overt
Lamp, 11-9, was
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Houston 7, Atlanta 1
HOUSTON-Run-scoring singles by
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Terry Puhl led off the first inning
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on Jose Cruz' infield hit to stake win-
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