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Thursday, So!ptembar 4, 1975


Poge Five

Thursday, Sej~tember 4, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Five

Schemecher alks
- XContinued from Page 3)
had their up and down years, but basically they've been success-
ful. I just felt after having coached and played against the Big
Ten teams that Michigan was the class school in the league.t
You take a lot of these other schools, and you talk about the
coach-you don't kn6w what he was told to do. Maybe he did this!
in his own get-rich-quick attitude-he's got to win and got to win
now-that may be the case. Or the pressure might have been
brought down pretty heavily on him where they've got to have the
stadium filled; the program is expensive and they've got to have
the stadium filled. I don't know.
But there's one thing I know, man, you've got to get up
in the morning, and look in the mirror and shave-I mean,
are you a crook or aren't you a crook? The way I look at it,
I'm just not going to do it. I just don't think that I could
live with myself.
The other thing you've got to face is that there'll probably
come a day when it becomes so easy to violate the rules that
other schools will gain an advantage over Michigan. That may
eventually lead to my leaving Michigan as coach, because I'm
not going to do it. I'm not going to join up. It's as simple as that.
I've had a great career. It doesn't matter what happens now.
I like what I'm doing. I think there are things here that we'd
like to do in football that we haven't done. A lot of things.
The Michigan State thing concerns all of us. Because, you
know, it forces me to make statements to defend my moral
character. Everybody points around like everybody does it. I
don't agree with that. I'd say 90 to 95 per cent of the violations
are done by ten per cent of the people in coaching. Don't indict
the whole system because we've got some problems with some
people. That's what makes me mad.
Even the publicity, whether they're guilty or innocent, has
been horrendous. And it reflects on all of us. College football,
the Big Ten, everybody.

Tankers: Hoping to improe y

Michigan swimming in 1974-1975 was another successful
campaign for swimming coach Gus Stager and diving coach
Dick Kimball. The team finished third in dual meet competition
in the Big Ten with a 6-2 record and 8-2 record overall.
The Wolverines also took third in the Big Ten Championship
and capped off the year with an impressive 11th place finish in
the NCAA Championships at Cleveland State Univeristy.
Micihgan's dual meet losses were to perennial champ Indiana
and Wisconsin. The Badgers have finished second the last two
seasons. Indiana has finished first for the last 15.
And, what once was friendly competition has turned into
a fierce rivalry for second place honors in the Big Ten. The
Wolverines placed second for 13 straight years before the
Badgers broke the string. Stager sees an even greater rivalry
ahead as both teams rapidly approach the level of Indiana's
Last year's season was filled with many surprises for Stager
and Kimball.
Freshman John Daly, from Puerto Rico, came out of no-
{Xwhere to represent Michigan in the NCAAs in the 100-yard butter-
Senior breaststroker Pat Bauer emerged as one of the
nation's finest in his event and represented the U.S. in an
international meet in Germany last March.
Then there were three who shone head and shoulders above
the rest: Gordon Downie, sophomore freestyler; junior Tom
Szuba, an individual medley man, and, of course, Don Craine, a
sophomore diver from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Downie, a citizen of both Scotland and the U.S., shattered
school records in both the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events. He
placed first in the 200 at the Big Tens with a time of 1:42.0.
Tom Szuba was ill most of the year but according to Stager,
AP Photo "regained his poise to demonstrate his excellent ability."
Indeed Szuba did, finishing sixth in the 400 IM at the

NCAA Championships with a time of 4:02.69. Szuba placed
seventh in the 200 IM showing in 1:52.21.
Diver Craine had what can be considered an outstanding
year. He grabbed two seconds in the one and three-meter boards
in the Big Tens, and two thirds at the NCC finals. This set of
performances established him as one of the country's hottest
diving commodities, and makes him a strong contender for the
'76 Olympic team.
The future looks bright for Wolverine swimming. The
familiar faces of sprinter Mark Anderson, diver Dick Quint
and Bauer won't be around, but the majority of the team
returns. This situation brings a smile to Stager's face.
However, three spots need bolstering. The diving squad
needs a second strong man. Kurt Wilson, who did well as a
freshman returns, and so does Jim.Black.
The breaststroke is also suspect for the Wolverines with the
loss of Bauer. Stager hopes incoming freshman Rick Peper can
fill the void. "He's as good a Pat Bauer right now," Stager says.
Sprinting, a sorespot for Michigan for years, continues to be
doubtful as Stager was unable to land any outstanding prospects
although he did sign some potentially good swimmers.


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lAst season's Iowa game. While some question Elzinga's ability
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a winner by directing the Maize and Blue to a 24-7 decision
against the Hawkeyes.

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