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January 27, 1978 - Image 8

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Pog S-Friday, Jahuary 27, 1978-The Michigan Daily

A field trip:

sporting the blizzard


Jhatg at' a e wkote

For names like Tex Winter and
Fred Snowden this storm may have
negative effects on the sport thew'
coach, but for Michigan students, up
to their calculators in cloud drop-
pings, it means a holiday.
And Michigan students do enjoy a
good holiday.
what bettertime to bring out the
WHAT BETTER time to bring out
pigskin? A foot and a half of snow

underfoot and duck fur for pads kept
Markley residents warm and cush-
ioned as they played a massive game
Lining up 20 or 25 to a side did
make the game a tad more unusual
than most.
THE SAME conditions that can-
celled classes brought a smile to the
faces of many a cross country skier.
Teaching fellow Ken Newbury,
gliding his way to meet. with stu-
dents, was enthused with conditions.

"The class was cancelled," he said,
"but maybe the students will want to
party or have a snowball fight.
"WHEN THEY announced that
classes were canceled in Alice Lloyd,
about 300 people started cheering,"
Newbury added before he turned
away and skiied quickly across the
bridge by Palmer Field.
Though the tennis courts on Pal-
mer Field were empty, dorm resi-
dents were hard at play.
Many made the trek to the Arb to
tray, ski, toboggan, romp with a dog,
report on what people were doing in
the Arb of just admire the splendor of
the Arb for its aesthetic pleasures.
If Heaven is cold it should look like
the Arb.

THE HUGE TREES prevent the
wind from entering while the branch-
es hang heavy with the burden of the
fresh snow. Glistening and gleaming
like a diamond, the Arb is at peace
with the world.
People with smiles and trays
march through the unshoveled trails,
dotted with ski pole holes, on their
way to a different kind of afternoon.
A Stockwell reisdent from Ft.
Lauderdale had never done this kind
of think before and at first was some-
what apprehensive. As last seen,
however, she seemed to be enjoying
her bumpy expeiences of downhill-
And so, as the snow slowly sank'
into everywhere, Michigan students
gave the spontaneous holiday a
sporting chance.


Brightop and Ortonvifle, Michigan
Counselors, Specialists, Supervisors,
and many other camp positions
Summer Placement Office
Camp Tamarack is the residential summer camp sponsored by
rthe Jewish Fresh Air Society, 6600 W. Maple Rd., W. Bloom-
field, Mi. 48033

Gophers' Thompson
would have gone pro

By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE-University of Min-
nesota basketball star Mychal Thom-
pson says he would have passed up his
senior year to turn professional if the
Milwaukee Bucks had not announced
their plans to make Indiana's Kent
Benson the first choice in last year's
THOMPSON HAD declared himself
a hardship case for the National
Basketball Association draft, making
him eligible as a junior, but he later
changed his mind.

"SURE, I WOULD have stayed in the
draft if the Bucks had taken me No. 1,"
Thompson said.
"It was about a month and a helf
before the draft when they an-
nounced they were going for Benson,
and that's when I decided to wait a
"I HAVE NO regrets," Thomp-
son said. "When I found out I
wouldn't be No. 1 last year, Couch
Dutcher said to me, "You can't im-
prove on No. 1." I thought about that
and realized he was right, so I took
my name off the list."

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Prof. of Philosophy, Calvin College
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Vacation is soon t

Thoughts at large ..
... short, right and left
" Remember when Tom Bergen was supposed to be the big man in
Michigan's future? And how about Mike Robinson? The latter has two years
to go, but at the moment he's averaging a mere 1:43 playing time.
" The Notre Dame basketball guide brags that only the Irish and UCLA
have made four consecutive NCAA Regional appearances. For shame
Notre Dame. Michigan (as well as Syracuse) shares the distinction. The
Wolverines have competed once in the West, once in the Midwest and twice
in Mideast Regionals.
" Pet PEEVE: the Burns Security GUARD AT Crisler who has insisted
on checking my press credentials at every home game for the past three
seasons. You'd think he would recognize people after a year or so.
Somebody MUST do it better!
" One of the silliest things I've seen in a long time was Phyllis George's
musical tribute to Walter Payton on NFL Today a while back. Footage of
Payton was set to Carly Simon's single, "Nobody Does It Better." I don't
watch much TV and was sure the feature bombed until I saw the same thing
on Super Bowl Sunday-this time a history of the NFL to the tune of "The
Way We Were." Do people really like that junk?
* Wisconsin seems to have-a lot of trouble with academic ineligibility.
The Badgersdropped two cagers last winter, although the fact went largely
unnoticed. This year's victims, however, include starting quarterback An-
thony Dudley and freshman cager Wes Matthews, a former high school All
American who started against Michigan last week. Are Wisconsin athletes
less academically inclined than their Big Ten counterparts? I doubt it. More
likely, the Wisconsin Athletic Department fails to run interference for its
" A strange sight: Gus Ganakas (fired two years ago) interviewing his
successor, MSU coach Jud Heathcote, for WJIM TV in Lansing. You'd think
the two men would feel slightly awkward.
" Whatever happened to Pontiac Central, this year's wonder team?
Street & Smith's basketball Yearbook pegged the Chiefs 15th in the country,
yet they have dropped four straight and aren't even in Hal Schram's Top
" If Joe Falls can write about his cat (see Sunday's Detroit Free Press(,
then I can write about mine. Her name is MacAfee and she's only half
" I don't know why newspaper box scores list free throw attempts, but
not field goal attempts. I'd rather know how well a player shot from the
floor-the figure varies more and usually makes more of a difference.
" The Michigan basketball coaches are taking a good hard look at Tim
Andree, a junior center at Birmingham Brother Rice. Andree will play in
Ann Arbor all right if he takes his team to the state finals. Rice coach Bill
Norton feels Michigan snubbed his all-state guard Kevin Smith (a U of D
freshman) last year and will probably point Andree elsewhere. Here's a bet
that Andree will play his college ball in South Bend.
" Unsolicited advice: I wish the Michigan Band would play "Rocky"
and the like more often while giving fewer open air concerts, or whatever it
was they did at Michigan Stadium last fall.
" The new banners in Crisler are great with one exception-the UPI
national championship banner. Quick, who won last year's title? Not even
UPI Sports Editor Rich Shook would say Michigan did. Why boast about a
mythical championship when Marquette won the real one?
" Purdue basketball never seems to live up to its preseason billing. Ever
wonder why?
" I wish the Michigan starters would quit shining, jumping up and down
and generally carrying on about officiating. This may sound corny, but
whatever happened to good sportsmanship?
" One team I know I'll never see in Hal Schram's Top Ten is my alma
mater, East Lansing. Don Ashdown's Trojans haven't had a winning season
since Ben (Pistons) Poquette graduated five years ago. last I looked, their
record was i-ib.
" As far as I'm concerned, Paul Heuerman's play has been a pleasant
surprise at Crisler this winter,. Sure, he makes mistakes, but he plays with a
reckless abandon and an enthusiasm that can make things happen.
Magic's coach does card tricks
* When MSU and its Magic Show (ugh) come to town, get a load of Jud
Heathcote on the bench. The man uses flashcards to call his defenses. Effec-
tive, I guess, but sort of silly looking. Or, as Mick McCabe puts it,"I thought
those things went out of style back in the fourth grade."
* Ricky Green looked a lot more relaxed at Cobo Wednesday night than
he did in the early going as a starter for Golden State. But then, what does he
have to lose? he's averaging just eight minutes a game as of late.

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Last Night
College Basketball
Indiana at MICHIGAN
M.S.U. at O.S.U.
Minnesota at Purdue
N'western at Wisconsin
Pro Basketball
Indiana at Cleveland
IT WAS announced by the
Michigan Athletic Department
that the basketball game bet-
ween Michigan and Purdue,
scheduled for tomorrow, will
now be played Monday,
January 30 at 8:05 p.m.
For all the
latest information,
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