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By TOM DURANCEAU
Cross country is an ironic sport. On
the surface it looks about as individual
a sport as any. But underneath it in-
Bo Schembechler is first and always a coach, a press and volves a great team effort.
public relations man last, if ever. Each runner from first to fifth place
The coach at yesterday's press luncheon strongly defended is equally important. The place the run-
his players in spite of the fact they have failed to win the last ner finishesdetermines the score. First
two games. place finishers receive one point, second
"I think they are good sound guys who want to play," said two points, third three points, etc. In
Bo, "we don't have anybody out there that doesn't want to do it." cross country, as in golf, low score
The press critic, meanwhile, found time to aim a remark wins.
at disloyal sportswriters. LEADING the 1975 Michigan Cross
"They'll be okay as long as they don't listen to all the Country team in both experience and
garbage you guys write." running strength is junior Greg Meyer.
As for public relations Bo did not exactly inspire ticket sales. Meyer has constantly been in the
"I just say the hell with all the people that sit there crying sports news at Michigan since he step-
for the same thing year after year. Maybe some of the fans are ped on the campus as a freshman. And
crying. But frankly, we don't give a damn about them." it may seem that he's been running
It was almost as if the press and fans were responsible for for eight years. But this is Meyer's third
the latest non-victories. year at Michigan and he is now the
So Bo goes back to the drawing board this week to prepare leader of the cross country team.
his as yet undefeated Wolverines for Missouri, also undefeated, "He's a big strong runner who can
but untied and victorious over Alabama. really do the job," comments cross
Though Michigan fans may not be justified in grumbling country coach Ron Warhurst. "You
about, the Wolverines' performances, expecting too much from generally think of cross country run-
the injured, young and perhaps overrated team, Schembechler ners as weighing 120 pounds or some-
is responsible for the elevated standards. Bo has created a thing, Greg is 145 pounds, he has all
monster. Win, win, win or else. ___
Because of this a lot of pressure has been put on this team.
Though the youngest team in several years, this squad was
rated higher in preseason than any Michigan squad in years.
"Their predecessors have set such a standard that they
think they have to match it," said Schembechler. "Since 1969
we've had five hellish teams."
But while Bo might be disturbed about the fans and dis-
gusted with the press, he refuses to turn his back on his players.
"I don't give a damn whether Missouri, or Missouri and
Oklahoma are coming up here for a doubleheader," said Bo. X....
"We will play tough football."
Even the grumbling fans and the doubtful press have to
admit that Michigan is a better team than they have shown
against Stanford and Baylor. There is no way they could have
gotten by Wisconsin as easy as they did.
Missouri hosted the Badgers just last week and were for- '
tunate to come out with a 27-21 win.}
Schembechler knows the Wolverines can beat Missouri. His
task is to convince his team. Their task is to convince the press
and the fans.+
the tools, and is really strong in the
In his freshman year at the big U,
Meyer grabbed 10th place in the Big
Ten cross country meet-a strong show-
ing for a freshman straight out of
Grand Rapids West Catholic.
LIKE MANY harriers Meyer started
running cross country because he was
too small for football. In high school,
Meyer captured the state Class B
championship in the mile, as well as
the individual title in cross country.
The most startling thing to happen to
Meyer as a collegian occurred his fresh-
man year, when he ran home with a
victory in the steeplechase in the Big
Ten championships. "I don't think I've
ever been dead at the end of any race
I've run, except for the steeplechase
that year," Meyer stated.
Last year was a mixed blessing for
Meyer. In cross country Michigan grab-
bed the Big Ten championship surpris-
ing many observers and Greg finished
second b e h i n d individual champion
Craig Virgin of Illinois. However, the
track season was something Meyer
would like to forget. Looked upon to
be a strong contender in the mile
Meyer fared poorly both outdoors and
ASKED if he was going to make a
comeback from his poor track season
Meyer said, "I don't know if it's a
comeback, I always run well in cross
"There is pressure on our team this
year because we are the defending Big
Ten champions, and with everyone
back from last year it's not going to
be easy to repeat."
Coach Warhurst' echoed Meyer's sen-
timents, "We've got the talent but it
will be tougher because we won't be
on our home course." This year's meet
will be run in Madison.
WHAT DOES it mean to Ron War-
hurst to have a talent like Greg Meyer
to lead his charges? "I honestly don't
know what his limits are," Warhurst
said. "His mental attitude and his con-
fidence are the only things to keep him
back, but that attitude is 100 per cent
right now so who knows how far he
Meyer himself feels that he is matur-
ing and becoming a better and smarter
runner. "You can't stop learning about
strategy in running. The hardest part
to me is keeping my head together dur-
ing the race, especially the middle
"We are still a very young team. We
have some excellent freshmen in (Jack)
Sinclair and (Steve) Elliott, but to be
realistic I don't think we can win the
nationals-maybe we'll be fifth or some-
thing. We can win the Big Ten title
again, if we work hard."
How does Meyer reconcile education
"They are both important but in a
separate sense. However one can affect
the other. If I flunk a test I run bad
or if I run bad I don't feel like studying.
"The important thing to remember is
that the fifth man is as important in
scoring as the first man-we'll help
Yeah, Greg, maybe to another Big
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Injuries have hurt the Wolverines and Michigan is bound to
be at least a little healthier against the Tigers. Middle guard,
Tim Davis and tackle Jeff Perlinger, hampered by injuries
against Baylor, will be in better shape. Split end Rick White may
also be back.
But basically Michigan goes with the same squad. Tackle
Steve King will not be back for two to three weeks. Bo refuseda
to speculate on the possibility of getting Kirk Lewis back in the
lineup before season's end, in spite of the fact that the offensive
guard has his arm cast off.
Again this week Bo refused to commit himself to a starting
quarterback against Missouri.
"It depends on how we decide to attack."
Well, as long as Bo is at Michigan he is stuck with both the
fans and the press. He'll find them both easier to live with if
his team beats Missouri.
Show this week's opponent Michigan's still a winner. Show'em
Bo. Their from Missouri.
The Michigan women's tennis
team defeated Western Mich-
igan 9-0 yesterday on the Wol-
verines' varsity courts. The Blue
netters upped their record to
2-0, and have not lost a match,
as they trounced Eastern by the
same score last week.
Barbara Selden had no trou-
ble with Barb Hackenbery in the
number one singles spot, hand-1
ing her a 6-1, 6-0 walloping. Sel-
den has lost only one game this
Jan Karzen edged Dort Stoner
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feating her opponent, 6-2..
In the third singles match,
Missy Pollick easily beat Debby
Crawford, 6-1, 6-2. Theresa Tra-
ber beat Lynn Bernadette by
consecutive 6-2 scores, and Me-
linda Fertig b u r n e d Laurel
Springer twice by 6-0 tallies.
Sharon Sommerville had to
come from behind, as she drop-
ped the opening set to Lucy
M o r a n 0-6. Sommerville re-
bounded by scores of 6-2 and
In doubles action, Karzen and
Selden sailed to 6-1, 6-2 wins.
Pollick and Traber had a lhitle
tougher time, but still were vic-
torious 6-4, 6-2. The final dou-
bles match iced the shut out
thanks to Jodie Wisniewski and
Val Lutz winning 6-2, 6-0.
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