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the Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 11, 1977-Poge.11
ASSOCL4 TE DIRECTOR SEEKS INTEM ST

AMAIZED or BLUE?
III I|lIIllllll John Niemeyer

Ocker leads

Bo boasts .0..

.. .then acts normally
By JOHN NIEMEYER
With the football season half over, Bo Schembechler is pretty pleased
with his team's performance thus far.
Now Ican hear most of the veteran Wolverine fans out there saying,
"Wait a minute, Bo never admits that he is pleased with anything." That is
of course very true.
Bo typically comes to the weekly press luncheon with prophecies of im-
pending doom. He is a master at lauding the lambs of the upcoming
weekend's slaughter while lamenting his own team's weaknesses.
And he did his share of that this week with comments like, "Our offense.
still needs to improve," and "I think Wisconsin is good. Any team 5 and 0 is
good."
He didn't dwell on the threat that the Badgers imposed, however, which
may be due to the fact that he doesn't have to build up Wisconsin. They are
indeed undefeated so far, one of only five major colleges left in that
category. He can sit back and let somebody else beat the drum for them.
This week Bo was more interested in praising his own team and its ac-
complishments.
Take for instance his comments on Harlan Huckleby. "I think Huckleby
is coming. That (MSU) was his best game this season."
Huck gained-146 yards against the Spartans despite their concentration
of shutting the outside down. He was named "offensive player of the week"'
by Schembechler for his efforts.
Improvement allover
"He's a tough running back, "added Schembechler. "He can get those
tough yards and still is a breakaway threat. You have to watch him.
He, Russell (Davis) and Leach are just playing good ball."
Why the improvement over last year? Bo's simple answer was, "Last
year he was a sophomore .:. ."
And Huck is not the only player reaching new heights in Bo's opinion.
"Ralph Clayton is coming on now and will be a factor." The sophomore
speedster pulled down three passes for 99 yards last weekend and is presen-
tly Leach's favorite receiver.
y Dwight Hicks "is adjusting real well to the wolfman spot. He was our
defensive champion of the week this week," Bo pointed out.
Michigan's mentor spoke of the past two weekends and the benefits his
team had derived from some unusually respectable competition. "The last
two teams we have played are pretty darn good."
"Playing two strong physical teams is bound to help us."
And then there are the other teams that Michigan has already met and
disposed of. "How about Navy? They are 3 and 2 now. And Duke, didn't I tell
you guys they weregood. The beat South Carolina," beamed Bo.
Now Bo isn't boasting or over confident at this point in the season. He
made his weekly comments about not deserving to be rated number one in
the country, which has Wolverines undoubtedly will be following the-demise
of Oklahoma and USC. And he did mention improvements to be made and
mental lapses.
It is pretty obvious that he does have quite a bit of confidence in the 1977
Wolverines.

By JEFF FRANK
Some things never change. Among
these is the reputation and tradition
built up by the Michigan Athletic
Department, both for athletic excel-
lence and also for the academic
standards it places on its athletes.
One thing that is changing in the
department is the increasing recog-
nition of women's athletics, and the
consequent expansion of the wo-
men's athletic program at Michigan.
With the advent of Title IX
regulations and the era of women's
liberation, athletic participation by
women in college is ever increasing.
The person currently involved in
guiding this constant expansion of
the women's athletic program is
Phyllis Ocker, interim Associate
Athletic Director for women.
OCKER'HAS BEEN affiliated with
Michigan since 1961, and it is her job
to assure the smooth operation of the
women's athletic program, a job
made more difficult by the on-going

expansion of the pr(
A graduate of t
Washington, Ocker
ed with athleticsE
student she parti
hockey and synchr
Since her graduatii
ued to play field h
associations aroun
in several cases
competed in the
ment.
She has also b
coaching at the Un
Oregon State and
Massachusetts.
SINCE COMING1
er has coached th
basketball clubs pri
ment of varsity stE
last four years has1
the varsity field1
position she still hol
After the depar
Hunt to become th
letic Director at M

expandngpr ga
ogram, year, Ocker was asked to becomee
University of interim director until this suathletically and academically" she
the Uiest fitrmdrco ni hssme said. "It's something that can't. be
has been connect- when a permanent director will be done overnight."t'
all her life. As a appointed. The iren pbis."
icipated in field The interim status doesn't bother The increse in publicity is causing
onized swimming. Ocker, who said; "This gives me a ist in the po anbss tni
on she has con'tin- great opportunity to gain experience increase has not been reflected In
jockey in various in the job and to see if I enjoy it, that attendance levels. The crowds cn-
d the country, and way if I'm offered thepermanent job, sist of enthusiastic groups of friends
her teams have I'll know what it entails.si of eticias.r
national tourna- "It's been exciting so far, and
everyone has been very helpful to "I THINK watching women's
een involved in me," she continued. "I'm really sports is interesting and exciting and
ta people would be srrsdatth
iversity of Texas, excited to see the growing opportuni- levelothat opet o n " s rsda
Smith College in ties for woman athletes."ecompetition," Ocker said.
IF THE EXPANSION of the pro- "People who come to one gae,
gram is considered, it's easy to see usually come pack.
to Michigan, Ock- why Ocker is excited. Since 1973 the "The continuing growth of the
e volleyball and women's program has grown fro participants' skills, the budget, and
for to their attain- the intramural level to a prograh campus awareness can really help us
atus, and for the with 10 varsity sports, scholarships turn the corner as far as success for
been the coach of and use of athletic department the program is concerned," she
hockey team, a money and facilities to back it. continued. 'If I could set a goal, it
ds. This expansion has elevated the would be that each of the 36,i0
ture of Virginia women's directorship to a position of students on this campus would corie
ie Women's Ath- multiple duties, among them sched- to one event during the year,
ontana State this uling, hiring personnel, public rela- "Having fans behind you makes
tions, finding officials for events and you feel good," she said, "it inspires
ensuring the smooth operation of any the women to their top perform.-
Soal athletic functions. ances.
Promoting the women's program It may take some time, but tie
is perhaps the most difficult duty of women's athletic program is defi-
the director. "Our ultimate goal is to nitely on the upswing, and Phyllis
build the kind of tradition in women's Ocker will have a major part in its
athletics that the university has both continued growth.

A Recreati
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Recreation Department information
for the week of Tuesday, October 11 to
Monday, October 17:
Intramural sports deadlines for this
week are:
October 11
VOLLEYBALL-Faculty/Staff
PADDLEBALL-Co-Rec
The paddleball tournament will be
held at 7 p.m., October 11.
October 13
Spikers split
Michigan's women's volleyball team
returned from the Wisconsin Invitation-
al feeling about 60%. That figure rep-
resents the three matches the spikers
won last weekend out of the five they
played.
THE WOMEN began their weekend
winning over Northeastern (Ill.). They
followed this with a loss to tournament
winner Wisconsin in three straight,
games. The spikers then defeated Wis-
cousin-Oskosh, lost to the College of St.
Catherine, and defeated Carthage to
close out their weekend's performance.
The spikers travel to Mt. Pleasant to-
night to participate in a tri-meet with
Central Michigan and Wayne St.

GOLF-Graduate, Independent,
Residence Hall, Fraternity
Women and Faculy/Staff
October 14
BOWLING-Fraternity
HANDBALL (singles) -All-Campus
On October 16, there will be a golf
meet, Meet at U-M golf course
clubhouse. For more info phone 763-
3562.

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Ruggers
roll past
Spartans
Michigan's A and B rugby teams roll-
ed to victory Saturday over their op-
posite numbers from MSU. The A team
edged the Spartans 18-12, while the B
team demolished their opponents 28-0.
Pete Schreiner scored twice for the A
team and Pete Maglocci and Herb Hop-
kins scored once each. Rory O'Connor's
2-point conversion rounded out the
scoring for Michigan.
Dennis O'Dell led the B team in scor-
ing with a single try (score) and two
successful conversions for a total of 8
points. Also contributing in the romp
were John Copeland, Steve Lewis,
Randy Guess, Jim Schetter, and Ed
Carney, with one try apiece.
The rugby team's next game will be
played at 12:00 on Saturday at Wines
Field, Notre Dame will furnish the
opposition - DAILY SPORTS

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