Page 8-Sunday, February 27, 1979-The Michigan Daily
FREESTYLER BEST IN 50
Murray shoots or Big'
By MARK MIHANOVIC
This weekend in Columbus, Ohio,
Michigan swimmer Bob Murray will be
gunning for a Big Ten title in both the
S0- and 100-yard freestyles. The
kbphomore out of Washington, D.C.
carries a moderate sense of confidence
into the meet, considering that he owns
the fastest time in the conference and
second fastest in the country this year
in the50-free (20.64).
"I'd hope to win it. I'd like to go 20.4,
but I wouldn't expect to win because
there are a lot of other fast swimmers
Y who are going to be tapered and
x i eady," Murray said.
d COACH GUS Stager shares Bob's
cautious confidence. "He has an oppor-
tWnity to be a winner, both in the 50 and
th the 100. But he's. got competition
from within our own team, and he's got
competition from Indiana. I'd like to
ay he's going to be Big Ten champion,
but if everybody else improves, they
ean catch him."
Bob's situation is unique in that he is
trying to become the first black swim-
mer ever to win an individual conferen-
ce title. Last year in the Big Ten's,
Murray finished second in the 50 and
was the lead-off swimmer in the win-
ning 400- and 800-yard relays. Bob's
greatest asset is his pure speed in the
."HE JUST HAS more speed than
anybody else, and he has to use his
Stager compares Murray and fellow
standout sprinter Fernando Canales
(also a sophomore) to a football team's
halfback and fullback. "They both work
quickness that most
swimmers don't have.
He has great natural
speed in the water.
-Coach Gus Stager
free time. I haven't had the best of luck
since I've been up here. Like at the
beginning of the year, I had 'mono', and
I'm just getting over a relapse of it now.
It's lucky that I'm a sprinter because it
would have a much greater effect on
me if I were a distance swimmer."
Murray certainly appeared healthy
the night of Friday, January 26. On that
evening, he spearheaded Michigan's
stunning 58-55 dual meet victory over
Indiana by winning the 50- and 100-yard
sprints and helping the 400-yard
freestyle relay team to the clinching
seven points in a pool record, 3:02.38.
"That's one of the most exciting
things that has happened to me in life,"
said Bob. "The crowd really pulled us
THE "CROWD" Murray referred to
was the only one this season that filled,
or came close to filling, Matt Mann
Pool. Although he didn't mention it, the
lack of support that University of
Michigan students have shown for a 13-
1 swim team is puzzling to him and the
A lack of recognition could easily be
overcome by the swimmers with a top-
notch performance in the Big Ten
Championships and in the NCAA's
March 22-24 in Cleveland. Murray's
best chance for an individual in the
nationals will undoubtedly .be in the
"Right now, I'm ranked second,"
said Bob, "tied-with the guy who won it
last year. It's going to take a 20.2, and I
think I'm capable of doing it. It's in a
really fast pool, and I have a chance."
Just a chance, Bob? Why don't you
pretend you're swimming Indiana?
speed in the beginning (of a race),"
commented Stager. "He swims it out at
a pace; his pace is just faster than
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extremely hard; both of them are ex-
tremely dedicated; both of them are in-
telligent. The difference is Canales is a
power swimmer, whereas Bob Murray
has a quickness that most swimmers
don't have. Bob has great natural speed
in the water."'
The sleek (6-3 , 178-pound) Murray
is a National Scholarship recipient and
is enrolled in LS&A, where he is
studying under the demanding pre-med
"I'M HOLDING UP pretty well
(academically), but not as well as I'd
like to," said Bob. "Between swimming
and studying, you don't get that much
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SPOR TS OF THE DAIL Y:
Bo:, I'll MissW
From Wire Service Reports Steinbrenner do
CANTON, Ohio - Even though him, but I don't
Woody Hayes is gone from Ohio State said.
University, Michigan Coach Bo Schem- "Yankee man
bechler expects the Buckeyes, as well Reggie Jackson
as his Wolverines, to have another good Steinbrenner. Tr
year. Steinbrenner to
What's more, Schembechler says reads something
he'll miss the 66-year-old general. "I've got to ge
"In the last three years, OSU has him to talk to m
been to the Orange Bowl, the Sugar talked to me allv
Bowl, and the Gator Bowl," he said Jackson was s
yesterday at the weekly Pro Football Billy Martin for
Hall of Fame luncheon. "Next year, I for trying to bun
intend to send them to the Cotton swing. Soon aft
Bowl." team, the Yank
The Big Ten Champion automatically named Bob Lem
wins a berth in the Rose Bowl, while the Several per:
runner-up gets a bid to another bowl deposed Martin
game. Michigan went to the Rose Bowl owner of sidingv
the last three years. fielder.
Schembechler said he will miss *
Hayes, his former coach, who was fired
after punching a Clemson player in the
waning seconds of the Gator Bowl. Women cag
"It was great coaching against him," Speci
Schembechler said. "Woody Hayes is a
football legend, truly one of the greatest DETROIT-M
football coaches ever." basketball team
He said Earle Bruce, Hayes' suc- back to the .500
cessor, will do a great job at OSU. Wayne State stole
-UPI tory on its homec
When Reggie speaks -- TDespite a team
g ~Tammy Sandei
OAKLAND - Before heading for the couldn't erase a
New York Yankees' spring training Katie McNama
camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Reggie chipped in with 1
Jackson declared, "Yankee tively, but for the
management is not pro-Reggie wasn't quite enou
Jackson." Chairing the1
The outfielder indicated he'd like to before both fot
have a man-to-man talk with Yankee Currier and Y'
owner George Steinbrenner soon. pulled off 14 rel
"I don't know a lot about what George who scorn- nir
es. I thought I knew
t know him," Jackson
nagement is not pro-
. I can't even talk to
he only time I can get
talk to me is when he
in the paper.
et some publicity to get
Le. Steinbrenner hasn't
uspended by Manager
five days last summer,
t when he had orders to,
er he returned to the
kees fired Martin and
sons, including the
, accused the Yankee
with his celebrated out-
M gy-nasts defeat
Iowa in warm up0
By LEE KATTERMAN
With the Big Ten meet only ten days away, the Michigan gymnasts used
their meet with Iowa as a warm-up, trying their best tricks one last time
before beginning their run for the title.
The gymnasts closed their dual meet season last weekend with an easy win
over the tired-looking Hawkeyes, 417.90-385.75. Even with the victory, which
moved their season record to 5-3, there were mixed feelings about the
Theteam earned its best total of the season, which encouraged
Wolverine Coach Newt Loken. But Loken thinks the Blue gymnasts will have
to do better if they hope to win the conference championship.
"THE' TEAM still wasn't satisfied with its score," said Loken. "They had
set their sites higher and came up a few points short."
The team's disappointing score can partially be explained byga rash of
flawed dismounts in Sunday's optional exercises. The missed stunts, Loken
explained, were due to many many gymnasts giving a final trial to, excep-
tionally difficult dismounts.
Saturday's compulsory exercises, witnessed by about 100 spectators,
were highlighted by a stror~g showing on the vault. Sophomore all-arounder
Chris Van Mierlo and co-captain Nigel Rothwell led the way by tying for first
at 9.3. Al Berger and Jim Varilek earned 9.05 and 9.15, respectively, to com-
pile a team total of 36.80, the highest either team collected on one event
during the two-day affair.
VARILEK AND ROTHWELL were also strong on floor exercise, placing
1-2 after their compulsory routines. Ring specialist Darrell Yee earned the
evening's highest score, a 9.4, and continues to look like a Big Ten ring title
Sunday's session began with a presentation to the seniors on the squad.
In honoring all-arounder Bruce Schuchard and co-captains Bob Creek and
Rothwell, Loken said, "It's always sad for us to see our seniors leave - we'll
certainly miss them."
To punctuate Loken's comment, these three seniors went on to con-
tribute better than half the total points collected by the Wolverines in the op-
LEADING BY 19 points, 208.35-189.35, after Saturday's session, a
Michigan victory was fairly certain. This enabled the Blue gymnasts to go
for their riskiest tricks without the fear of misses causing defeat.
Rothwell and Schuchard placed 2-3 on floor exercise behind Varilek, who
led all tumblers with 18.70. All three hit fine sets, relying on double twists
and double back somersaults to boost their scores.
The side horse was won by Iowa's Jim Magee. Only third after the com-
pulsories, Magee's score of 9.2 Sunday moved him into first, only a tenth of a
point ahead of Michigan side horse specialist Dorian Deaver.
ON SUNDAY the vaulting team continued its torrid pace. Nigel Rothwell
finished on top of a tight field at 18.45. Iowa's Mohamad Tavakoli finished
second with 18.40, and the Wolverines' Van Mierlo was a close third at 18.35.
The team scores on parallel bars and high bar were below average for
the Wolverines, and dismount mishaps were at the core of the trouble. Both
Van Mierlo and Berger needed extra swings before dismounting on the
parallel bars, and Creek was on his way to another super high bar set, only to
have a poor landing from his dismount spoil things.
Rothwell collected two firsts and two seconds and finished on top in the
all-around with 106.70, displaying the consistency he will need to finish on top
of the Big Ten.
Loken also thinks Michigan will have to do better to put his team into
contention. He hoped that holding the meet at Crisler Arena will giv'e his
team a slight advantage.
"We will be practicing in Crisler before the meet," said Loken. "This
way, we can get used to the lighting and this should give our guys an edge."
The Big Ten gymnastic championship meet will take place March 9-11.
Team compulsories begin Friday evening at 7:00 with the team champion
being crowned after Saturday's optional routines. The top gymnasts in each
event will perform one more time Sunday for individual honors.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Attor-
-neys filed suit in federal court yester-
day on behalf of eight Oklahoma State
University athletes against the univer-
sity, the NCAA, the Big Eight Con-
ference and some conference officials.
The athletes are upset about the han-
dling of a federal program that gives
scholarships to college students.
Attorneys James P. Linn and William
Shepnek filed the suit on behalf of seven
football players and one basketball;
player challenging Oklahoma State's
handling of the Basic Educational Op-
portunity Grant (BEOG) funds. They
said other student-athletes contacted
them, but refused to sign affidavits
joining in the lawsuit.
The hearing on the suit will be held
March 8 before U.S. District Judge
The U.S. Health, Education and
BEOG program is supposed to be the
ground floor for a college financial
package. HEW regulations permit
other funds to be combined with the
The awards range from $50 to $1,600
and are determined by such factors as
the financial standing of the student's'
family, whether the student is a
resident or non-resident, and what year
of post-high school education the
student is entering.
In addition to athletic scholarships,
NCAA rules allow the acceptance of
any money from home, Social Security,
veteran's and ROTC benefits. BEOG
monies are excluded.
Shepnek said Oklahoma State lists
the expenses for a junior or senior as
$3,870 a year. He says an athletic
scholarship is worth $2,500 to $2,600.
"So where does a kid who's an athlete
get money for toilet paper or dates or
anything else?" Shepnek asked.
A recent Big Eight investigation of an
alleged slush fund at OSU uncovered
the fact athletes were being paid BEOG
monies that put them over the NCAA
Oklahoma State athletes were given
the option this semester of either tur-
ning the funds over to the college to
defray scholarship costs, or returning
the BEOG money to the federal gover-
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