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-v-Friday, October 28, 1 977-The Michigan Daily
OSS COUNTRY OUTLOOK HOPEFUL:
oser, Mcee, Lewis rejoin

harriers

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By ERNIE DUNBAR
en Michigan's cross country team
after its third straight Central Col-
e Conference CCC title tomorrow
)wling Green, the harriers will
a rather surprising look.
ee of coach Ron Warhurst's run-
were almost forgotten at the be-,
ng of the season due to injuries
forced them to rest' on the
nes.

Senior Mark Foster tore ligaments in
his right knee over Christmas while
playing football, idiling the Ann Arbor
native until this past August. Junior
Bruce McFee was inactive for six
weeks with tendonitis in his left knee,
while sophomore Dave Lewis fell vic-
tim to a back injury and mononucleosis
from December until the end of March.
But even though the trio lost valuable
training time along the way, they still
managed to impress Warhurst enough
last week to pick them for the CCC
squad.
"Those are the guys that are running
well now," said Warhurst," so you have
to go with them. I don't think their inac-
tivity as far as racing goes will hurt
them because the experience they
gained previously carries over from
year to year."
Warhurst's new method of slowly
bringing his runners along, with a
reduced schedule of races, played a
factor in the success of the three
harriers.
"The new training method helped
with these guys because they weren't
forced into racing right when they
came back," said Warhurst.
Foster, who was told by doctors that
he'd be lucky to run again, also credits
Warhurst's training as a big factor in
his return.
"The training program was perfectly
tailored for me," said Foster, "because
I wasn't ready to race early in the
season. I started having better and bet-

ter races as the season went along, and
then I really popped one at the
Federation meet last week," he added.
For Lewis, his freshman year was
one big disappointment, as he failed to
race competitively in either cross coun-
try or track. But through the efforts of
Warhurst, Lewis is back in action.
"Ron's methods of .training are
probably the biggest reason I've made
it back," said Lewis. "I've also been
maturing over the last year both in

running and in school."
Lewis is one of four new members on
this season's CCC squad, joining junior
Mike McGuire who was out last year
with mononucleosis, junior Doug
Sweazey who's worked himself into the
lineup, and freshman Gary Parenteau.
In McFee's case, the , harrier from
Battle Creek kept the season in per-
spective when he came back to run. "I
forgot about the first few meets and
pointed to the big meets now at the end

of the season," said McFee. "I just kept
at the training every day and I think at
this point I'm stronger than I was last
year. "
"My injury shouldn't have any effect
on my running this weekend," McFee
added,
With the addition of this new talent,
Warhurst is able to sit out junior Steve
Elliott, who finished seventh in the Cen-
tral Collegiate race and sixth in the Big
Ten championship race last year.

"We've got enough people that
Steve's absence won't make that much
of a difference, said Warhuryt. "Steve's
head isn't really into cross country
right now, so it wouldn't do us much
good to have him run when his heart
really isn't in it."
Even though the faces have changea,
Warhurst feels his 1977 team is just a.
capable of winning the Central
Collegiate title as last year's squad.,v

It Ain 'tOver

Yet!

The Big Ten football race may just be warming up

By BOB WARREN
There may be four Big Ten football
teams in post season bowl games this
year. Ohio State, Michigan, Wiscon-
sin and Blue upsetters Minnesota all
have chances to be invited to a bowl
game if they maintain their present
levels of performance.
Although Minnesota sports a 2-2
record in Big Ten play, the Golden
Gophers are 5-2 overall. These wins
include impressive victories over Pa-
cific 8 leader Washington and usually
powerful UCLA.
MINNESOTA'S upset of number

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one ranked Michigan last Saturday
enabled Minnesota to be ranked 19th
in the.AP poll this week.
IF THE NCAA suspension is lifted
and discussion's may be upcoming,
the Gophers will have a fair shot at
being invited to a bowl ,game.
Minnesota,, who was trounced by
Ohio State 38-7 earlier this year, con-
clude their regular season against
Indiana, Michigan State, Illinois and
Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Badgers, who
jumped off to a 5-0 record this year,
are coming off two tough defeats as
they prepare to face first place Ohio

State Saturday.
Wisconsin's defense will have to
play tough when it faces the potent
Buckeye offense. If Wisconsin pulls
off an upset against Ohio State on
Saturday it still must meet Purdue
and Iowa at home and then Minne-
sota at the "Brick House" on
November 19.
The road to a post season bowl
game appears rockier for the Bad-
gers than it does for the Gophers,
Buckeyes and Wolverines.
FIRST PLACE Ohio State has the
inside track to the Rose Bowl if it can
defeat Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana

Mark Foster

CundiKane
Homecoming ueen

and then Michigan in Ann Arbor.
However, Ohio State did not play a
very artistic game against Big Ten
floormat Northwestern last Saturday
in Evanston.
Ohio State's typically sure-handed
offense fumbled the ball eight times
against the Wildcats during their
35-15 win. Coach Woody Hayes was
very upset .at the rate of fumbling on
Saturday. "We tend to frown on the
things that happened Saturday.
"THIS WEEK the players will keep
their mouths shut and squeeze the
football," commented Hayes.
Hayes hasn't downplayed the Bad-
gers present two-game losing streak
either.
"I think they'll play this one as
hard as they can. We do not take
them lightly at all. They thought this
fall they had their finest team," said
Hayes.
HOWEVER, if tradition repeats it-
self Michigan and Ohio State will win
their next three games and meet in
Ann Arbor to decide the Big Ten
championship.
Coach Bo Schembechler of Michi-
gan, who has predicted that there
will not be any undefeated teams in
the nation when the season con-
cludes, is trying to motivate his team
for this week's homecoming game
against Iowa.
If Michigan does win its games
against Iowa, Northwestern and
Purdue and drops the season finale to
Ohio State it could still wind up in a
bowl, most likely the ,Sugar Bowl as
Jimmy the Greek predicts.
If the upsets keep on occurring, a
team other than Michigan or Ohio
State could be the Big Ten represen-
tative to. the. Rose and other bowl
games this year.
GRIDIE PICKS
A FTER the game, all the Libel's
loyal listeners turned off their
radios in disgust. "Golly Ned, shut
out again," they moaned. "Maybe a
0 reminded them of the Pizza
Bob's two item pizza they wanted to
win after they sent their picks to 420
Maynard before midnight.

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1. Iowa at MICHIGAN (pick score)
2. Illinois at Michigan State
3. Minnesota at Indiana
4. Purdue at Northwestern'.
5. Wisconsin at Ohio State
6. Navy at Notre Dame
7. Texas Tech at Texas
8. Alabama at Mississippis St.
9. Arizona atBrigham Young
[0. Florida at Auburn
[1. USC at California
[2. Missouri at Colorado
[3. Duke at Georgia Tech
[4. Harvard at Brown
L5. Kansas at Iowa State
16. Tulane at Pitt
17. Washington at UCLA
L8. Oregon at Washington St.
[9. Yale at Cornell ,
20. DAILY LIBELS at U Ghrotthe

f:BILLBOARD :.
If you missed last year's spectacu-
lar Soviet gymnast's show, you'll
have another chance to see it. Such
stars as Olga Korbut and Nelli Kim
-will lead the talent on Monday,
November 28 in Crisler Arena.
Tickets [$7 and $10] are on sale now
at the Michigan Ticket Department.

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