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Page Eight

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, December 12, 1971

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, December 12, 1971

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(Continued from Page 1)
cial committee of Senate Asstm-
bly, the faculty representative
body, the present student athletic
assessment of $5 per term would-
be "insufficient" to fund needed
improvements in the. recreational
program. Also the report states, it
is "totally unrealistic" to expect
money for such a program would
come from the State Legislature.
Therefore, to support an inde-
pendent recreational program it
would prove necessary to cut funds
from other already hard hit Uni-
versity programs.
Ideas for less drastic changes in
the present system abound.
One possible method, proposed
in the ACRICS subcommittee re-
port, would have the athletic de-
partment earmark for recreational
sports, the proceeds from profes-
sional exhibition games at Michi-
gan Stadium, and the eleventh
game added to this year's football
schedule. Another system for in-
creasing outlays for recreational
sports which has been developed
at Noter Dame University would
place a surcharge tax on season
football tickets.
Arguing that a price rise would
hurt sales, however, Canham has
stated his opposition to any in-
crease in ticket prices.

athletic
athletics "adds something" to th
University.
"Athletics," he says, "adds vis
bility to the institution and,
spirit which binds the alumni b
the University."
Fleming emphasizes he is "n
a purist" on such? questions as re
cruitment, scholarships, and spe
cial admissions standards for ath
letes as long as conference regu
lations are not violated.
"If the University wants a goo
successful athletic program:..en
must weigh the costs and ben(
fits," he states.
The great majority, but not a
other major colleges across th
country endorse this general phi
osophy.
Among the exceptions is Ha
vard 'University, in Cambridg
Mass.
At Harvard, according to Dire
tor of Admissions John Reardor
treating athletes as regular st
dents is a matter "we feel strong
about."
Recruiting is placed under se
vere limitations which prohib
coaches from the type of activiti
commonly practiced at othe
schools including the University.
By Harvard regulations, coache

SUPPORT UNEVEN.
A'
s for fun or profit? December
1e In the area of scholarships as financial or other reasons. Without having to pay the costs,
well, Harvard policy departs from One notable example is the Uni- of scholarships, huge travel bud- IJrauua es*- en,
i- that of the University. versity of Chicago. Once a power gets, recruiting or any of the 'x>"9<,
a Harvard, according to Reardon, in Big Ten athletics, Chicago other myriad expenses of main-
o does not grant athletic scholar- dropped varsity football in 1939 taining a "big time" program such Graduation
ships as such, although some ath- in order to increase its emphasis as the University's, Hass runs the
letes do receive aid. on academics. I team on a shoestring.
- All scholarships, he explains, are After going for years without The entire program has a bud-
- granted on a need basis. While any sort of team, students recent- get of around $7,000 per year. In
- athletic ability is a plus factor ly organized a squad, which has the University's football budget, ARE ON SAL AT THE
- when a scholarship application is been active in competition with the cost of scholarships alone runs
considered, that alone cannot other club and small varsity around 30 times this figure.Ik
cosdrdIhtaoecno Information Desk-L.S.A. Building .
lif tudet t d teams. According to Hass, the team has
it: Reardon says. "We're not the greatest," ad- generated a great deal of interest
Athough the Harvard system mits Coach Wally Hass, "but our on the part of Chicago students.
,Hfeeling is we want the kids who On a campus of around 8,000 the
departs from the University's in want to play. We never cut any- games regularly draw over 2,000
,, recruiting policy and scholarships, a"

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e it is far from the most radical
1- system in the country.
At a small number of schools
across the nation, some or all var-
- sity sports have been dropped for
e , - - -- -- - - -
c-
n, BILLIARDS
ly TABLE TENNIS
BOWLING
it eFOOSBALL
er UNION
es

spectators.

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Beyond the money debate lies a must restrict themselves to speak-
more philosophical debate on the ing with athletes who come to
role of athletics at an educational Cambridge or who write or phone
institution - a question, Mildner them.
charges, the University has never "We don't let the coaches go
considered. and badger the boy," Reardon
President Robben Fleming be- says. "We hope athletes will make
lieves the present level of varsity their own decisions."
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