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RYAN, GOL TZ MOST POPULAR

Free agent bonanza

NEW YORK (AP)-In the fourth year of the
baseball's re-entry draft, the owners apparently
have decided to engage in some selective shop-
'ping.
Rather than go after the high-priced free agents
in a spiraling dollar war, some clubs seemed con-
tent to aim a little-lower in hopes of turning up a
bargain in the annual auction yesterday.
So flame-throwing Nolan Ryan, the brightest
jewel in this year's class of 44 free agents, was
chosen just twice in the first round of the draft,
while Minnesota's Dave Goltz, a talented right-
hander'who's not quite in Ryan's class, went the
maximum 13 times.
THE TEXAS RANGERS and Houston Astros
were the first teams to draft Ryan, setting up an
intra-state bidding battle that should prove
fascinating. They were subsequently joined by 10
other clubs-St. Louis, Milwaukee, Atlanta, the
New York Yankees, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San
Diego, Montreal, Cleveland and San Fran-
cisco-in the Ryan sweepstakes.
For some teams, Ryan appears to be a primary
target. Atlanta owner Ted Turner, for example,
picked only three players-Goltz, Ryan and pit-
cher Al Hrabosky and then quickly left the draft.
Houston also picked only two other players
besides Ryan and they were budget type selec-
tions-infielder Rennie Stennett and reliever Skip
Lockwood.
Other teams, like the Rangers, made Ryan one
of a fistful of choices. Texas chose him first and
then kept right on picking players, making selec-
tions for 22 of the draft's 28 rounds.
Ryan has expressed a desire to return to his

home state of Texas and that could mean a
showdown between the Rangers and Houston. The
Astros have been more aggressive lately when it
comes to spending money, signing pitcher J.R.
Richard and outfielder Jose Cruz to long term, ex-
pensive deals.
IF RYAN DECIDES to leave Texas, the other
bidders are ready. George Steinbrenner of the
New York Yankees, who always is bullish.in the
free agent market, picked Ryan on the third round
after choosing slugger Bob Watson and pitcher
Bruce Kison in the first two. That didn't dim
Yankee enthusiasm for the fire-balling right-
hander, according to Gene Michael, the newly
minted Yankee general manager.
"We have not gone over our priorities and it's
too early to take dollar action on Ryan, but ob-
viously we would like to get him," Michael said.
Ryan's agent, Dick Moss, attended the draft and
watched intently as his client's negotiating rights
were divided among interested teams.
"We sent letters to certain clubs suggesting that
they not waste a draft choice on Nolan because,
for various reasons, he would not be interested in
pitching for them," Moss said. The agent refused
to divulge which teams had been advised to steer
clear of Ryan.
"EVERYONE KNOWS what it will take to sign
Nolan," Moss continued. "Everyone knows the
price will be high."
Obviously, teams felt some others in the draft
would come a little cheaper. Goltz was a favorite
for the bargain hunters and became the first
player ever to be closed out with the maximum 13
selections in the first round. He was chosen by
Atlanta, San Diego, the Chicago White Sox, Los

underway
Angeles, Philadelphia, Kansas City, St Louis,
California, Cincinnati, Montreal, Boston, Pit-
tsburgh and Milwaukee.
The only other players chosen by the maximum
13 teams were pitcher Bruce Kison, who was
closed out in the third round, pitcher John Curtis,
who lasted until the fifth round, and infielder Ren-
nie Stennett, whose eligibility was used up in
Round 9.
The opening choice of the draft belonged to
Toronto and the Blue Jays chose reliever Don
Stanhouse, who also was on hand to watch the
proceedings.
"I'M JUST HAPPY to be No. 1," Stanhouse
said. "What I do now will be a momentous decisior
because it will affect the next five or six years of
my life. It may take some time."
Of the 44 players in the draft, 16 became im.
mediate free agents, eligible to negotiate with all
26 clubs, because they were picked by either one
club or not at all. That list included veterans Ed
Kranepool, Paul Blair, George Scott, and Lerrin
LaGrow among others.
Of the other 28 players, their former clubs
retained negotiating rights in every case except
for Cincinnati, which said it would not compete for
second baseman Joe Morgan and pitcher Fr'ed
Norman. Morgan was drafted by four teams and
Norman was picked by eight.
The Reds adopted a strange draft strategy,
picking Goltz in the first round and then passing in
every round until the 22nd when they selected
journeyman outfielder Jay Johnstone.
For the second straight year, Detroit chose not
to participate in the draft, passing when its turn in
the rotation came up.

Soccer coach wants
future varsit status
By SCOTT M. LEWIS Olsen said. "In fact, he wrote the book
Soccer will not - repeat, will NOT - on IM sports. But he was very strict in
surpass football in popularity in the terms of budgeting enough money for
foreseeable future. individual sports.
This observation comes not from "We used to have trouble with cross-
Pete Rozelle, Wayne Duke or even Don budgeting. For instance, if he allowed
Canham. It comes from Steve Olsen, us money for travel, then he wouldn't
two-year coach of Michigan's un- allocate money for other expenses, like
dergraduate soccer club. officials. I never really understood his
"I don't think it will happen. If it policy concerning money."
does, so what?" said Olsen, a 24-year- Dr. Reznik has since departed for a
old law student who played undergrad similar post at Louisiana State, his job
soccer at Michigan for three years currently being filled by Richard Pit-
(1975-77). "I can't envision 100,000 cher, Assistant Director of
people jamming Michigan Stadium to Recreational Sports. But other
watch us play Indiana. problems remain, including the lack of
"First of all, if we were down there varsity status.
against Indiana (a Division I power), Olsen's lament over his team's "club
we'd get our tails kicked. Second, sport' status is a familiar one.
everybody in the stands would be bored Numerous clubs - soccer, rugby,
because they don't understand what's lacrosse and water sports, in particular
going on. And until the foreign game of - have petitioned unsuccessfully for
soccer becomes an American game, the varsity status. Four years ago Olsen
situation won't change." and others nearly won over the Board of
Despite this major drawback, soccer Control, but Athletic Director Don
continues to grow in the United States. Canham intervened, according to
Youth soccer programs have become Olsen.
nearly as common as peewee football "A majority of the board was in favor
leagues. Soccer missionaries introduce of granting varsity status," he said,
theirspdrt toyoungsters atanearly age "but Canham said, 'No, it's not
and are beginning to win large numbers economically feasible. We've got Title IX
of converts. to worry about'."
Olson, for one, did not jump on the Canham did promise that soccer will
soccer bandwagon. He was on board be the next varsity sport. The women
long before the rise of the Vancouver would begin in the spring, the men in
Whitecaps or Detroit Express. At age the fall. Olsen believes within three
four, he began booting the ball with his years soccer will be granted varsity
Scandinavian-born father, and was status.
playing competitively by the eighth Some soccer enthusiasts apparently
grade. overlook the club's difficulties. Olsen
"My hometown, Flint, has a big said that each year he receives dozens
(3,000 participants) youth soccer of letters and pictures from all over the
program," he said. -"In fact, by high world, requesting a tryout with
school, it was pretty popular for foot- Michigan.
ball players to play soccer as a stamina "It's craziness!" hetdeclared. "They
builder." don't research their topics very well.
When Olsen came to Michigan, soc- Fred Gruenwold sent them "sucker let-
cer figured prominently in his plans. He ters" - 'we'd like to have you, bt
joined the undergrad club in 1975 but you'll have to pay your way.' Scholar-
played sparingly. The following year ships are simply not available.
was a disaster for Olsen's soccer "Also, the name U of M draws people
career. He broke his face, leg, and wrist here. I had a kid early this season who
- all on the same play - in an early- was just dying to play on the team so he
season match and was sidelined for the could show off a Michigan jersey."
year. This year, 23 men have donned the
Olsen returned in 1977, but again saw Maize and Blue jersey, including six
little action. Under Fred Gruenwold, foreign students. A few players have
the team finished 7-7-1, but many become fixtures in Michigan's soccer
players were disgruntled with the new program during the past decade, while
coach. Gruenwold was gone in 1978. others are technically undergraduates
Olsen took it upon himself to restore as defined in the club's constitution.
organization, and thus far he has suc- "We have one staff member, Bruce
ceeded. His brief coaching career has Davidson, on the team," Olsen said.
produced 18 wins, seven losses and a "Dave Ritchie, Charlie Corbett and Jan
tie, including an 8-2-1 record this Broere are first-year grad students, but
season our constitution allows grad 'students
One of the first problems Olsen had to who haven't played with us to play un-
overcome was money. Last year's dergrad soccer for one year.
director of club sports, Dr. Jack Rez- "Bob Zak has been here for seven
nik, often failed to provide the club with years, but he'sastill an undergrad. And
sufficient operating funds, causing Stefan Mitkov is 29 years old, and he's
resentment among several club mem- still an undergrad. Many of them are...
bers. unusual cases - a lot of them change
"During Dr. Reznik's three years majors - but there's nothing ineligible
here, he did a lot for the department," concerning their status."

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OSU FACES ILLINOIS:

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Big Ten features Gopher-Hoosier battle

By BUDDY MOOREHOUSE
With only three more weeks left in
tle Big Ten season, the process of
separating the men from the boys is
already well underway. Michigan and
Ohio State remain the men on top of the
heap, while Purdue is the only other
conference team with a shot at the
rises.
-A game that promises to be a good
ritch-up pits the Minnesota Gophers
against a still shocked Indiana team.
Diespite their disappointing 17-17 tie
mv5th Illinois last week, the Gophers.still
bMast a respectable 3-2-1 conference
record.
-Their brightest star all year has been
senior quarterback Mark Carlson, who
continues to lead the Big Ten in passing
with 1,284 total yards and total offense
with an average of 209.3 yards a game.
Unless you've been in another galaxy
this past week, you know that the
Hbosiers of Indiana showed our own
Maize-and-Blue last Saturday that
they are no fluke. Talented Hoosier
signal-caller Tim Clifford has moved up
td number two on the Big Ten total of-
feise chart, with an average of 192.4
yards a game.
Another bright spot on the Indiana
squad has been the play of defensive
backs Tim Wilbur and Dart Ramsey.
Each has intercepted two passes this

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-year, while Wilbur can boast the only
interception returned for a touchdown
in the conference.
Big Ten co-leader Ohio State will take
their 5-0 conference mark to Cham-
paign this week to take on a much im-
proved Illinois squad. The Buckeyes of-
fense continues to roll under the
guidance of super sophomore QB Art
Schlichter. OSU now ranks in the top
ten in the country in total offense (436.6
yards a game) and scoring (34.7 points
a game) over all games.
These impressive stats have prom-
pted Bucks' coach Earle Bruce to
remark, "Schlichter might just be the
best quarterback in the country. He just
does it all, better than anyone I have
ever seen." The Ohio State defense is
also showing no signs of weakness, as
last week they shut out Michigan State,
making it the first time in 51 games that
Spartans have been blanked.
Comning off their best effort of the
season last week against Minnesota,
the Illini are starting to show definite
signs of improvement. The impressive
running of Mike Holmes, who had 195
yards last week, has been a bright spot
for the down-trodden Illini. Their
secondary continues to play well,
ranking third in the league in pass
defense at 135.2 yards a game.
After their near catastrophe at the

Purdue the number two passing team in
the Big Ten.
Although the Iowa pass defenders
have been anything but stingy this
year, they have only given up an
average of 158.9 yards a game on the
ground, which is good for fourth in the
league.
The other Big Ten game this week
has the Michigan State boys and Nor-
thwestern both looking to end extended
losing streaks. But while MSU may lie
expecting a breather this week they
are facing a Wildcat squad who has
shown this year that they are a team to
be reckoned with.
Northwestern has lost very close
games with both Ohio State and Pur-
due. Nevertheless, the perpetual cellar-
dwellers remain at 0-6 in the conferen-
ce. Wildcat receiver Todd Sheets has
been a beacon of light for his team this
year, as he leads the league with 24
receptions for an 11.5 average per cat-
ch.
A bright spot on the Spartan's side
has been the play of linebacker Dan
Bass, who needs only 8 more tackles to
set a new school record for single-
season tackles.
A big setback for MSU is the injury of
QB Bert Vaughn, who remains
questionable this week. Needless to
say, either team would be thankful for a
win.

Mark Carlson

hands of boyish Northwestern last
week, Purdue will take on the
Hawkeyes of Iowa this week. Despite
last week's game, the Purdue defense
continues their solid play. The Boiler-
maker defenders lead the conference in
total defense, yieling a mere 261 yards a
game.
The Boilermakers could have a field
day in the air, as the Hawks rank dead
last in the conference in pass defense,
while QB Mark Herrmann has made

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SUN DEVIL FUED CONTINUES
Kush sues Arizona St. for 40 million

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - Ousted
football coach Frank Kush sued
Arizona State University officials and
Rick Lynch for $40 million yesterday,
minutes before State Attorney General
Bob Corbin held that the school acted
improperly in firing Kush.
Rush's Maricopa County Superior
Court suit charges conspiracy,
defamation, due-process violations and
interference with his contract as coach.
The attorney general's opinion said
the university erred in failing to obser-
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Board of Regents for suspending an ac-
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coach should be reinstated but noted
that only the courts have the power to
issue such an order.
"We would hope, of course, that the
university does that and starts over,"
said Corbin.
"If Kush had been fired without being
given any reason, it would have been
legal under the rules," Corbin added.
"But once the allegations of lying and
covering up were made, the code was
triggered."
Fred Miller, Arizona State athletic
director, announced Oct. 13 that Kush
had been removed for an alleged at-
tempt to cover up an assault on Kevin
Rutledge, a former punter. Kush denied
asking players or assistant coaches to
lie for him, or punching Rutledge, who
has sued Kush and the school for $1.1
million.
Kush blamed his dismissal on a con-
spiracy by Lynch, a drag-strip
promoter who has admitted arranging
up to $6,500 worth of gifts to Arizona
State football players. Kush said he at-
tempted to run Lynch off for interfering
with the football program, and Lynch
vowed to have him fired.
Lynch denied conspiring but was in-
strumental in providing player wit-
nesses for a meeting with Miller that
was followed by Kush's ouster.
Kush's suit says Miller's cover-up
charge was false, and resulted in the
coach's "public humiliation, in lost in-
come from various sources including

radio, television, and speaking
engagements, and in severe damage to
his ability to pursue his means of
livelihood as a football coach."
Defendants besides Lynch include
Miller, Arizona State president John
Schwada and the Board of Regents.
Schwada accused Kush falsely of
"failing to conform to basic standards
of integrity," the suit charges.
Lynch is accused of stating falsely
that Kush "pressured football players

and assistant football coaches. . . into
lying .. ." The suit also asks foi
damages from assistant football
coaches who stated that Kush
pressured them into lying, although the
assistants are not named.
Kush also accuses Lynch in the suit of
contacting Miller and Arizona State
players and "expressing threats of
physical or economic harm specifically
designed to ... cause him (Kush) to be
improperly removed."

BLUE HARRIERS HOPEFUL
5 Bi Ten CC today
By JOHN FITZPATRICK
A chilly autumn morning on a golf course fairway; hundreds of skinny-
legged runners mill about the area in anticipatory confusion, dressed in nothing
but shorts and shirts of every color. A whistle sounds, and the disorganized mob
transforms itself into an orderly, iridescent line. A stumpy old man dressed in a
yellow windbreaker and carrying a starter's pistol stands in front of the runners,
barks out some instructions, then hustles off to one side. The gun is raised, muscles
are tensed, and after an agonizing pause a sharp "crack" is heard; the line con-
vulses into a charging mass of banging elbows and churning spikes, and another
season of championship cross-country has begun.
This scene will be repeated hundreds of times throughout the country this
month, in conference, league, and national meets everywhere. The championship
meet in the Midwest is the Big Ten meet, to be held at Columbus, Ohio today.
The Big Ten title has always been hotly contested, and this year will be no ex-
ception. Wisconsin is favored by many to defend its team victory of last year, but
Michigan or Indiana could pull an upset.
Wolverine coach Ron Warhurst is optimistic: "Team-wise, I'm looking for fir-
st or second," said Warhurst before departing for Columbus yesterday. "Aside
from us, Wisconsin and Indiana will be the main contenders. Michigan State could
be a threat.
"We ran pretty well at the Central Collegiate Championships. The time spread
between our first and fifth finishers was only 41 seconds; we had all of our top five
under 25 minutes for five miles, which isn't bad."
The quest for individual honors will be as hot as the team contest, with last

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