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BLUE STORMS SPAR TAN TURF
By GEOFF LARCOM
What a difference a year has made
offensively for Michigan and Michigan
It was a battle of high-powered offen-
ses last year in Michigan Stadium with
Michigan's stellar veteran backfield
going against the Spartan contingent,
led by quarterback Eddie Smith and
all-American end Kirk Gibson.
The result for both sides was stun-
ning, the Spartans grinding out 500 yar-
ds 'on offense in laying a solid 24-15
spanking on heavily-favored Michigan.
But the names entrusted with moving
the ball have changed considerably for
the Big Ten co-champions since then,
and both Darryl Rogers' and' Bo
Schembechler's offenses have plenty to
prove as they take the field for today's
sellout East Lansing matchup.
THE WOLVERINES have
show they can score consistent
st a team other than North
while MSU is coming off las
disheartening 27-3 loss to Notr
For two teams with conferen
pionship and Rose Bowl aspira
offensive turnaround is definit
Prospects for such a Spartan
brightened during the latter pa
week with the improvement of
back Bert Vaughn's status.S
against the Irish for threec
Saturday with a back contusion
says Vaughn has improved da
"should be in excellent shapeo
Meanwhile, the key o
question marks for the Wo
remain the much-maligned
game and who should start at
back. Schembechler statedt
Wolverines are still a "two qua
team" at this point and that eit
Dickey or John Wangler could s
As for the Blue kickers, it apv
Bo can do at this point is go wi
he's got and hope for thatI
"OUR KICKERS are in a slu
they'll come out of it," said
bechler, "It's a lot like golf. Y
and you slice. That's where they a-r
e yet to now.
ly again- "I think it's only temporary," heid-
western, ded. "We're not trying to make a big
t week's issue of it. That only hurts their (Bryan
e Dame. Virgil and Ali Haji-Sheikh's) confiden-
ce cham- ce and we're trying to build that up."
tions, an Such self assurance would surely help
ely in or- today, as the Spartans, with Ray
Stachowicz (44.6 yds. per punt) and
reversal, Morten Andersen (seven of ten fi
rt of this goals), hold a decided statistical edge
Sidelined YET FIELD GOALS and booming
quarters punts notwithstanding, Rogers is bar-
i, Rogers dly optimistic. He counters by men-
aily, and tioning the Wolverines' kick return
on Satur- game, fueled by freshman speedster
Anthony Carter, who leads the Big 'den 0
ffensive in punt returns, and that most impor-
lverines tant item - Michigan's so far' im- r
kicking pregnable defense.
quarter- "Michigan's defense is the best unit
that the we'll play this year," Rogers said.
rterback "Except for ' Andy Cannavino, who
her B. J. came in for Jerry Meter, this is the
tart. same front seven they had against us
pears all last year.
ith what The game marks the first TV ap-
big tur- pearance for the Spartans since the 1975
MSU-Michigan clash, with kickoff
amp, but coming at approximately two p.m., as
Schem- Schembechler goes after his 100th vic-
(ou hook tory as Michigan coach.
Bi g Ten Preview
ft's final in NL
A crowd in excess of 50,000, largest
of the season for Minnesota, will fill
Memorial Stadium to watchthe
Gophers battle Purdue this after-
The game matches two of the Big
Ten's most exciting offensive per-
formers in Minnesota tailback
Marion Barber and Purdue quarter-
back Mark Herrmann. This will be
the first meeting since 1973 for the
The success of Purdue's running
attack -'against Oregon prompted
Boilermaker coach Jim Young to
declare, "For the first time in three
years, we know we have the ability
to move the football without the aid
of the pass."
Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes of Iowa
travel to Champaign to face Illinois
for the 69th oulnois hinecoming
game. Illinois leads theaseries, 27-14.
Iowa finally broke into the win
column last week with a 30-14 vic-
tory over longtime rival Iowa State.
Iowa State was unable to stop
Hawkeye running back Dennis
Mosley, who rushed for 229 yards,
second most in Iowa history.
A Parent's Day crowd of 71,500 is
expected for the 32nd meeting bet-
ween Indiana and Wisconsin in
Madison. Indiana has had its share
of problems playing at Madison,
with only three victories in its 17
The Hoosiers' hopes rest on the
arm of Tim Clifford, the running of
fullback Lonnie Johnson, and an
aggressive defense which ranks
third in the conference.
Northwestern has the most over-
whelming task in the Big Ten this
week. The Wildcats visti Columbus,
where the Buckeyes are riding high
after their 17-13 upset of UCLA. Last
year Ohio State smashed Coach Rick
Venturi's squad, 63-20, and a similar
result is expected today.
The Buckeyes, 4-0, are off to their
best start since 1975, a year, inciden-
tally, in which they went to the Rose
Bowl. First-year coach Earle
Bruce's team is led by quarterback
Art Schlichter, the sophomore
phenom who leads the NCAA in
Willie Stargell drove in three runs with
an awesme, home run and a double,
and the Pittsburgh Pirates charged into
the 1979 World Series with a 7-1 victory
over Cincinnati yesterday, completing
a three-game sweep of their National
League Championship Series.
Stargell, the 38-year-old leader of the
club, continued an amazing season by
hammering his second homer of these
playoffs. The first one, a three-run shot
in the 11th inning of the opener, gave
the Pirates a 5-2 victory in Cincinnati.
This one was a carbon copy-a high,
arcing drive that soared far and deep
into the second deck in right field
leading off the third inning.
ONE OUT LATER, Bill Madlock
walloped another homer-this one a
sizzling line drive that lacked the
soaring majesty of Stargell's shot. But
it produced the same result, sending the
fans into a frenzy.
Pirates winner Bert Blyleven easily
controlled the Reds' bats, striking out
nine, pitching comfortably with the big.
lead, and getting the crucial outs when
he needed them.
Blyleven, who had completed only
four of 37 starts during the regular
season, turned in a gritty performance.r
The only run he allowed came in the
sixth when Johnny Bench straightened
out one of the right-hander's curves
and drove it for his fifth career playoff
Highly. successful lacrosse club'
From wire service reports
ANAHEIM, Calif-Former Oriole
Larry Harlow drove home Brian
Downing with the winning run.
culminating a dramatic two-run ninth
inning rally and giving the California
Angels a 4-3 victory over Baltimore last
The triumph narrowed the Orioles'
edge in the best-of-five series to 2-1,
with the fourth game scheduled for 3:15
THE ANGELS took a 1-0 lead in their
half of the first inning as Carney Lan-
sford singled, stole second, then came
home on Dan Ford's single to right.
Baltimore tied the score in the fourth
when Lee May lashed a single to left,
scoring Ken Singleton, who had doubled
to open the frame against Angel starter
Don Baylor put the Angels ahead in
the bottom of the fourth with a mam-
moth home run off Oriole hurler Dennis
Martinez, but Baltimore knotted the
contest again in the sixth on a Doug
DeCinces sacrifice fly.
Terry Crowley put the Orioles in front
in the seventh with a ground ball single
that scored Al Bumbry.
Special to the aily
SOUTH BEND, Ind.-Michigan's
cross-country team finished third out of
21 teams yesterday in the 34th annual
Notre Dame Invitational Meet, its 134
points trailing Auburn and Illinois
The Wolverines' Dan Heikkin placed
sixth overall with a time of 23:44 over
the five-mile course, while teammate
Dave Lewis took eighth in 23:48.
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Respect. Rodney Dan
get none of it." Monte (
Lions haven't been recei
Nor, for that matter, f
lacrosse team, despite hz
a 58-17 record over the
And standout four-ye.
Bobby Fleischman is mo
piqued about the situatioi
"When I first came h
was gung-ho to go var
Fleischman, a senior fro
N.Y. "We were establish
in its 15th year) and cer
record to prove it.
"But without varsity s
a bit of respect, Fleischm
Alas, Michigan's lacro
ficially only a "club" un
vision of the Recrea
Department. Club spo
tramural activities an
ignored by Wolverine fa,
lacrosse has been no d
Lack of publicity, how(
pened neither the efforts
of Fleischman and his
During last spring's
Fleischman, an attackm
records in scoring (59) ar
earning him the Most Vz
award in the University
Midwest Lacrosse Confer
Junior Tom Simon did
high 25 goals, while ci
Bert McCandlis and Al
Mike Muth; Tom Shei
Perrine; and sophor
driving for vars
EWIS among others, made significant con-
ggerfield "don't tributions.
glark's Detroit Fleischman's bruised forearms are
iving too much testimony that lacrosse is indeed., a
tough, sometimes violent, sport. Like
has Michigan's its historical cousins, soccer, rugby and
aving compiled hockey, lacrosse emphasizes solid team
past six years. play over individual brilliance.
ar performer "If you're not a competitortdon't
re than a little even play this game," advised the 5-9,
n. 165-pound senior. "There is no glory in-
here, everyone volved. I set a scoring and assist record
sity," recalled last season, and Sports Illustrated
m Long Beach, wasn't knocking at my door.
led (the club is My satisfaction is coming off the
rtainly had the field knowing that we - as a team -
have done the job together. It's the
tatus, you lose greatest thrill in sports. Hell, spor-
an added. s tswriters can think what they want.
sse team is of- What counts is what your teammates
der the super- ,,ik"
tion a sports The game itself is fairly simple. Each
rts are often team disperses 10 players - a trio of at-
as dart oftentackmen, midfielders and defensemen
tend of - plus a goalie - over a field measuting
A The caseofbe 80 yards long and 50 yards wide.
nleviation 'from Players score points by throwing a ball
into a net.
ever, has dam- Lacrosse has been extremely popular
snor the spirit for several years along the East Coast,
4 teammates, particularly at t'e high school and
10-4 season college levels. Interest has since spread
Sset school west, as both Ohio State and Michigan
nd assists (47), State support varsity lacrosse squads.
ridassst (4), This weekend the Spartans host
Dluable Player Michigan in an exhibition contest. The
Division of two-game Michigan fall schedule (the
ked for a team- Wolverines defeated Notre Dame, 6-4,
urrent seniors last week) is not strictly a training
Jones; juniors ground for thbe 14-game spring regular
Ids ad Tom season.
lds and Tom "Now is the time when we have to
re Jay Jehle, lure people to the sport," Fleischman
asserted. "We've got to sell the game.
People at Michigan don't appreciate
lacrosse, primarily because they don't
Fleischman has discovered that im-
pressing a club sport upon the student
body is not just' difficult; it is nearly
impossible. "We're not an IM team, or
some run-of-the-mill shabby
operation," he said. "We play inter-
collegiately against some of the finest
talent in the country. Ohio State
finished in the Top Twenty last
Yes, but the Buckeyes are,a varsity
unit. If Michigan's lacrosse club were
granted varsity status, would the
Wolverines encounter similar success?
Definitely, maintains Fleischman. "I
played in a league last summer with
players from several top colleges. I left
convinced that Michigan, given the
right amount of money and exposure,
could compete with the nation's best."
Money and exposure go far in deter-
mining a sport's popularity at
Michigan, and that's why lacrosse has
not yet attracted a large following.
"Someone's got to promote the
program here," said Fleischman. "Mr.
Canham took two non-descript football
teams and put 65,000 people in the
stadium. They can do it if they want to.
It's a matter of who gets the support
and who gets the ink."
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