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October 22, 1977 - Image 8

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toage 8-Saturday, Octobgr 22 1977-The Michigan Daily


Wildcats purr into OSU

The Big Ten football race approaches the halfway mark
with Michigan and Ohio State leading the league, both un-
defeated in conference play. The "Big Two" look like clear
shots for the Rose Bowl, but there still remain four teams,
Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan State, with only
one conference loss apiece and an outside chance at the
Ohio State travels to Northwestern to defend its tie for the
Big Ten lead, Northwestern has lost┬░22 of its last 23 games
and is winless this season, compared to OSU's 5-1 record
this season, blemished only by a one point loss to
BUCKEYE FULLBACK Joel Payton saw action against
Iowa last week and will be back again at full strength after
suffering a series of ankle injuries. Payton leads the Big
Ten in scoring while being tied for the national scoring lead.
Although he never counts on an easy game, Woody Hayes
admits, "We should defeat Northwestern. We'll outwork
them. We have better football players and more of them,
and for that reason we'll win."
Illinois meets Indiana with the intention of keeping its
four game winning streak against the Hoosiers alive. The
Illini have last week's win against Purdue behind them, bur
Illinois coach Gary Moeller is not overconfident. "We can't
be fooled because we won a game. We know we have to
make a lot of improvements."
THE ILLINI will be up against Indiana's top ranked pass
defense and one of the Big Ten's leading rushers, Ric Enis.
The Hoosiers have been plagued by injuries, among them
linebacker Joe Norman, named Big Ten defensive player

of the week after the Michigan State game, and number two
rusher in the Big Ten, Darrick Burnett.
Purdue hopes to snap out of its losing streak when it plays
Iowa on the Boilermaker's home ground. The Boilers
haven't lost to the Hawkeyes in 17 years.
All eyes will be on freshman quarterback Mark Her-
mann, who will be trying for a new school passing record.
With just an average game, Hermann could become Pur-
due's second highest single season passing leader, having
already accumulated 1,601 yards through the air.
Iowa coach Bob Commings is concerned about his offen-
sive line, which, due to injuries, will.require some lineup
switches. Center Jim Hilgenberg is the only uninjured
Hawkeye who will start on the line.
WISCONSIN PLAYS host to Michigan State, each having
only one conference loss, for their annual homecoming
game. The last time the Badgers met the Spartans was for
Wisconsin's homecoming in 1974, when MSU topped
Wisconsin 28-21. That was Wisconsin's only homecoming
defeat in the past six years.
Both teams are trying to rebound from last week, when
Michigan pasted Wisconsin 56-0 and Indiana tied Michigan
State 13-13. Pairing up Michigan State's second-ranked
passing offense against Wisconsin's number two-ranked
pass defense will result in some interesting match-ups.
MSU coach Darryl Rogers said of the Wisconsin game,
"You can't take anything away from Wisconsin for losing to
the number one team in the country in its own stadium.
That score doesn't mean they're a poor team. They are still
5-1 on the season, they'll be back in their own plant, with a
sellout crowd and homecoming., My concern is getting our
team ready to play again. We have five games to go."

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"All righty whitey A ht
Kansas City Royal's Manager Whitey Herzog is all smiles after signing a new one-year contract to continue coaching
the Royals. General Manager Joe Burke provides backup for the skipper who commandered the Royals to two con-
secutive AL West Division titles but lost both shots at the World Series to the New York Yankees.

And to vthe


BIG TEN Commissioner Wayne
Duke cannot permit insubordination
of this nature any longer. -
Duke slapped a probation on Bo
Schembechler for calling some Big
Ten officials at the Duke game "a
bunch of goons." which is under-
But to allow Minnesota Coach Cal
Stoll to call the battle for the Little
Brown Jug "really insignificant"
borders on blasphemy in the hearts
of' football romantics everywhere.
The history behind the Jug is
famous. A Wolverine trainer left a
water jug in Minneapolis after a 6-6
tie in 1903. When the oversight was
discovered, in Ann Arbor, Michigan
mentor Fielding Yost asked Minne-
sota to return it. .
HE WAS TOLD, in effect, to
'fcome and get it" himself.
' The poor Wolverines had to do
without water for six years because
the two teams didn't play each other.
_again until 1909. Needless to say, the.
thirsty Wolverines were fired up and
rowned the Gophers, 15-6. A tradi-
tion was born, not made.

Perhaps Stoll was trying to down-
play its significance because his
players had earlier failed against
Iowa for the secopd consecutive time
to capture the coveted "Floyd of
Yes, hog fans, it is the name of the
national champion hog of 1935, from
which the trophy derives its name.
Floyd became the object of a wager
between Governor Floyd B. Olsen of
Minnesota and Iowa Governor Clyde
Herring 42 years ago as to the
outcome of the interstate football
THE GOPHERS retained Floyd for
the next four years before Iowa got
him back, but poor Floyd retired to
that great mudhole in the sky and his
memory lingers on in a 15 inch
bronze statue immortalizing the.
prize porker.
But the Gophers are far from
holding a monopoly on prastigious
trophies. Numerous grudge; matches
live within the Big Ten sched'ule,
sparking rivalries throughout the
Illinois and Michigan State are tied
for the league lead in trophy contests
(the Big Ten Championship Trophy
being excluded) with three apiece.
However, the Spartans battle non-
conference Notre Dame for the
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Megaphone Trophy, thus giving the meet at ha
lead to the Fighting Illini on a techni- to smoke
cality. , memory,
ILLINOIS' NEW coach Gary Moeller striking w
inherited the difficult task of defend- POOR
ing both the Cannon and the Toma- Spartans h
hawk trophies against Purdue and three trop
Northwestern and must try to pry the two and tie
Illibuck from the unrelenting grasp Old Brass
of Woodrow Hayes on November 5. Why bat
The Cannon started in 1905 when a Students
group of Purdue fans brought it along when bol
to fire in celebration of a Boiler- (Indiana
maker victory. Not only did they and thus i
forget to fire it after Purdue's 29-0 ties.
win, they forgot to take it home with Michiga
them. the Paul 1
Illinois student Quincy Hall and his gan Trop.
brothers of Delta Upsilon hid it. What year, and
they did with it for the next 38 years bid for the
is left for your vivid imaginations, gle with N
but Hall donated it as a symbol of These t
rivalry in 1943 (how do you hide a all the ric
cannon?). but were
THE TOMAHAWK represents governor
more felonious actions. Originally intensify
the trophy was the "Sweet Sioux" schools.
wooden Indian presented in 1945, but
some seedy character stole it from SOME P
Northwestexn's showcase in 1946. A the Blue O
Tomahawk trophy replaced the Purdue
wooden Indian the next year and has a Civil W
been used since. Mo 's
"Sweet Sioux" was found in 1948, Bkorgan
however it was thrown away because Bucket w
it was too big. So much for nostalgia. rotting on
Ohio State has won the Illibuck for shoolsal
the past nine years, but the devout the buck
Illini remember its glorious past. The gridiron c
original Illibuck was a turtle back in The Bu
1925, but the wear and tear of al times s
traveling between Champaign and wl iheach
Columbus led to his tragic death two with ec
wit~h dn
years later. that the g
Representatives from both schools pilfers it

s . .
lftime during the big game
a peace pipe in Illibuck's
which is captured in a
ooden replica.
have tried vainly to capture
hies this year and have lost
ed Indiana last week for, the
.tle for'a spit bowl, you ask?
think that it was around
th schools were founded
in 1820 and MSU in 1855)
t carries some sentimental
an retained possession of
Bunyan-Governor of Michi-
hy for the eighth straight
the Spartans dropped their
e Megaphone in their strug-
otre Dame.
wo trophies don't possess
Lh history that the others do,
simply instituted by a
or some alumni groups to
the rivalries between the
PLAYERS do feel that Babe
Jx got slighted.
and Indiana lock heads for
ar pail supposedly used by
Raiders. The Old Oaken
as found moss-covered and
a farm in southern Indiana
imni groups from both
enthusiastically" endorsed
et for the winner of the
cket has disappeared sever-
ince its presentation in 1925,
school chargingthe other
apping. One theory has it
host of Morgan's washlady"
to finish scrubbing ,his
tional flavor enters into the
attles between the Boiler-
and the Fighting Irish of
me. Joe McLaughlin, a mer-
aman from the land of the
nated his very own shille-
e winner of the battle.
if you must, but that "win
the Gipper" stuff only
n the movies.

£Sport4s qf the 4ai4y
C'lub bers tie Albion
It was almost-but not quite again yesterday as the Michigan field hockey
team battled to a 0-0 stalemate in an away match with Albion College.
"We had lots of opportunities," commented coach Phylis Ocker. "We just
couldn't finish off our plays. As a result most of the game was played right in
the middle of the field."
While outshooting Albion 15-5, the Wolverines just couldn't find the net as
one rush after another ended in a turnover at midfield.
TheJunior Varsity broke the goose egg hex however as Kim Fruehauf,
Julie Fink and Lisa Kaplan all tallied in its 3-0 shutout of Albion's reserve
The win raised the Junior Varsity's record to 4-1 while the varsity now
sports a 4-6-2 season tally.
The clubbers next contest will be on Monday when they meet Michigan
State at East Lansing. '
* * *
Hell on wheels
NEW YORK-A ban was voluntarily lifted yesterday to allow a polio vic-
tim to race in a wheelchair in this Sunday's New York City Marathon after a
state Supreme Court justice who himself is running in the event negotiated a
Under terms of the agreement worked out before Justice Arnold Fraiman
in New York City, the New York Roadrunners Club will allow Robert Hall,
"25, of Belmont, Mass., to enter the race.
The club also decided to give-the polio victim a head start to reduce the
risk of injury to himself, the runners or spectators.
The hearing,.-which led to the agreement, resulted from a show-cause or-
der obtained by the state Division of Human Rights. The polio victim's cause
also was supported in court by Harold Unterberg, the governor's designee
for the Office of the Advocate for the Handicapped.
Bennett Gershman, lawyer for the marathon's sponsor, said the Roadrun-,
ners Club was opposed to having runners compete side-by-side with han-
dicapped or other persons using a wheeled device because of safety hazard.
He said such a condition would also "violate the spirit" of the marathon.
Gershman, who also is running in the race, finally agreed that the club will
make an exception in Hall's case because of respect for his skill and ability.
The return of W hitey
KANSAS CITY-Whitey Herzog, who has led the Kansas City floyals to
division championships in both of his full seasons as manager, signed a one-
year contract today for the 1978 season.
"Whitey has done an outstanding job as manager of the Royals," said
General manager Joe Burke. "We are very happy with his work and he is
happy with the organization, which gives us an excellent relationship."
Burke said a one-year contract was the only thing he discussed with Her-
zog "And we are both happy."
"We are hopeful in the future to negotiate a string of 25 consecutive one-
year contracts and break Walt Alston's string of 24 one-year contracts with
the Dodgers," Burke said.
Burke said contracts also have been sent to all of the Royals'
coaches-Steve Boros, Galen Cisco, Chuck Hiller and Charley Lau.

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Michigan quarterback Rick Leach
prepares to separate a Badger defen-
sive end from his shoes. Leach's
running ability along with his some-
times maligned passing have
brought him within 36 yards ol
former great Don Moorehead's rec-
ord career yardage total. In addition,
Leach's next touchdown pass will tie
him at 23 with 1940s halfback Bolb
Chappuis as a Wolverine pacesettel

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