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Friday, October 7, 1977-The Michigan Daily


D Invitational next for harriers

e time has come for Michigan's cross country
to display its true colors.
er enduring five solid weeks of training and
itioning drills, interrupted only once by a ho-
performance in their opening meet, the
ers wheel their way westward today to com-
in their first big meet of the year-the Notre
e Invitational.
CHIGAN WILL be one of 36 teams competing
e five-mile event over the flat Irish course. Ac-
ing to Wolverine coach Ron Warhurst, Eastern
Western Michigan, along with Edinboro St.
in.) and possibly the hosting Irish will provide
quad with the stiffest competition.
Most people would consider us as the favorites,"
Warhurst. "But right now I don't really know
t to expect since we haven't had to run very fast

yet this year."
The confident Warhurst, however, left little doubt
as to his expected outcome of the race. "We're
ready to rip," he said. "We're gonna run well. I
don't think that there is anyone strong enough to run
with us in the Midwest."
THE HARRIERS will be running at full strength
for the first time this year, as both Mike McGuire
and Steve Elliott return to the line-up. McGuire
didn't run in the Springbank Road Races two weeks
ago because of a cold, while Elliott was idled with a
shin ailment.
"I'm pretty excited about running the race," said
Elliott, a junior from Pontiac who earned All-Big
Ten honors last year. "After training for so long,
I'm ready to race."
Joining Elliott and McGuire in Michigan's seven-
man contingent today will be Billy Donakowski,
Dan Heikkinen, Bob Scheper, Doug Sweazey and

Bill Weidenbach.
WITH SIX of these seven returning as letter-
winners from last year's Big Ten championship
squad, Warhurst looks for plenty of depth and con-
sistency among his runners.
"Our goal at Notre Dame will be to finish our top
five guys withing thirty seconds (of each other) and
our top seven within forty," he explained.
Although the real jewel in Warhutst's grand
scheme of things is the Big Ten title each year, he
feels that a few key races early in the year are
necessary as stepping stones and confidence,
builders. At the same time, Warhurst also fears that
running too many early meets will cause his team to
peak too early.v
"This is an important meet since it's our first
real test," he noted. "We'll be sharp, but not super-


i's swing
still weren't hot enough for Coach
Phyllis Ocker.
"We were very sluggish today. I
didn't think we'd do as well as we
did," said Ocker.
Michigan, started slowly, but
picked up their momentum after
penetrating Eastern's goal. The club-
bers smacked Eastern with six goals,
whipping them by a score of 6-0.
The scoring began with a goal by
Jean McCarthy midway through the
first half. Mary Callam slipped
another one by the Eastern goalie,
making the score 2-0 at halftime.
By the second half, Michigan was
intent on keeping their shutout.
Goalie, Laura Pieri, "did an out-
standing job," comhented Ocker.
"She certainly kept us in the ball.
Second half scoring was dominated
by Lynn Darin and Dawn Kohut with
two goals apiece. Kohut's two brings
her season total to seven, the team

to beat
high thus far.
Upcoming games for the Wolver-
ines this weekend include Waterloo,
McMasters and Toronto, last year's
Canadian champion. "Toronto will
be a tough game. It will be good for
us. We need that competition," said
* * *
Phils aching
The Philadelphia Phillies have had
to go the first two games without
their secretary of defense in center
field, angular Garry Maddox. Mad-
dox hit .293 during the regular season
and ran down everything hit inside
the stadium.
But now, not only was Maddox
questionable for the third game, but
McBride was limping with an injured
big toe on his left foot.

Tat g aQ ghcigoto
Bo's boys are great ..
.,b bumheartswithState
THE MICHIGAN-MICHIGAN State rivalry is a big one for students in Ann
Arbor. The game may be even more important to students in East Lansing,
the underdogs in recent years.
What the rivalry means to me,-I'm not entirely sure. I lived in East Lansing
until I graduated from high school, just a 20-minute walk away from Spartan
Stadium. For the past four years, I have lived 20 minutes away from Michigan
Stadium. Suffice to say that I have mixed feelings about tomorrow's game.
I vowed that I would switch my allegiance to the Maize and Blue, but I've
never quite pulled it off. Sure, I root for the Wolverines against all other
foes-but when they square off against the Spartans I just watch the game, un-
comfortably neutral. I've found that it's not as much fun having divided
I enjoy covering Michigan football, and I really like Bo (er, Coach Schem-
bechler, that is). When I first met hiii in August, he asked where I was from.,
"East Lansing" was the reply. He pondered that for a minute, looked me
straight in the eye and announced, "Why, no you're not."
That settled that.
I do know this much: growing up in East Lansing without the Spartans
would have been dull. I started going to the football games back in '65, during
Duffy Daugherty's glory days. The enthusiasm was contagious-I'll never
forget how crazy the town was on Saturdays. And even in the "off" years which
followed, you could always count on an exciting game or two..
Hubba hubba"
To me, the biggest rivalry outside of tomorrow's matchup will always be
Michigan State versus Notre Dame, not Michigan versus Ohio State. If I haven't,
changed my mind by now, I guess I never will. (Who can forget such immortal
chants as "Hubba, hubba here comes Bubba" or "Hail Mary, full of grace, Nor-
tre Dame's in second place"?).
Some of the best times I had centered around Spartan football Saturdays.
"*My first "hero"-not including President Kennedy-was Dick Kenniey,
State's barefoot Hawaiian kicker. He kicked a 47-yard field goal in the fanious
10-10 tie with Notre Dame. Duffy's only complaint was that Kenney's toenails
scratched up all of the footballs.
" My brother, sister and I could hardly get over it when Gene Washingto
autographed our hands (we didn't have programs) outside of Spartan Stadium.
We vowed never to wash them again. Washington set MSU season and career
marks, long since eclipsed, for pass receptions and total yardage gained
through passes.
" I am told-by members of the Michigan Band-that the Michigan Band is
technically better, but I've always liked the spirited Spartan Marching Band.
Band members stage corny "flag races" between State and the visiting school'
when the game gets slow in the third quarter.
And after the game, fans march with the band out of the stadium, past the
Sparty statue by the river and back to the music building, whooping and
hollering all the way.
All right, if I liked State so much, then what am I doing here? Well, by the
end of high school, East Lansing seemed too familiar. And I couldn't imagine
going to a school without a "big time" football program. After all, that just
wouldn't have seemed like college. So, I chose the most viable alternative to
State-that Big Ten school down the road.
As surprising as it may seem, I was not aware of Michigan's superior
academic reputation until after I was accepted. Perhaps more surprisingly, I
do not recall hearing State referred to as "Cow College" or "Moo U." I never
thought of "my" Spartans as "Feisty Farmers," either.
Those jil es re easier for the Spartans to take when they winea lest some
of the time It is hard to believe that State has lost to Michigan for seven
The Spartans have had to swallow a lot of pride for a long time now,
especially because of the current probation. But even after 1966, not everything
was great at State.
" The Spartans set a Big Ten record for fumbles in a single game a few
years ago against Iowa. Duffy showed clips of the game and explained, "We
didn't actually fumble the ball here. We had the oblique spiral dislodged from
our grasp." Right.
" Spartan losses to Northwestern in '70 and '71 have to be a low point.. ,
" One did grow awfully tired of "Eric-Allen-up-the-middle" off of Duffy's
wishbone, almost as tired as some people are of Bo's ground game.
And when the going got tough, the fans got rough on Duffy Daugherty. State
did not have a really good team from '67 until '72, when Duffy retired. For the
most part, the fans were great. State finished among the top ten in home atten-
dance nationally for every one of those years, despite a 28-34-1 record. Then
Notre Dame played at East Lansing in '72, just weeks before Duffy announced
his retirement. State fans saw fit to cheer archrival Ara Parseghian and jeer
Daugherty-pretty shabby treatment.
But even during Duffy's last years there were some great players : the Saul
twins, Eric "The Flea" Allen, Ron Curl, Joe DeLamielleure, Billy Joe DuPree,
Bill Simpson and Brad Van Pelt, for starters. And then there were three upsets
of mighty Ohio State in a four year span, the last of which came under coach

Denny Stolz.
Now, second-year coach Darryl Rogers has things moving again. The
Spartans are optimistic. The school has too fine a tradition to stay down
I'd like to believe that the Spartans will one day be as great as they were in
'65 and '66. And I hope they give Michigan one helluva game tomorrow.
There will be a meeting to form a
Sunday, October 9th, 7:30 p.m.
Alice Lloyd Hall-Klein Lounge
Open to all undergraduate women and mer
For more information coll: SHELLY 764-6993 RON 764-1650 TOM 995-4770

Morn. Oct. 17- 8p.m.
Rackham Auditorium
Open to liberal arts oriented sophomores, juniors and seniors "

The Wolverines aren't the only
No. 1 team
in Ann Arbor

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