THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, February 27, 9Ito
MEN, WOMEN AT CRISLER
By ENID GOLDMAN from all - arounders Linda
The men's and the women's Laatsch, Ginger Robey, Laura
gymnastics teams share Cris- Ross and Dot Summers will be
ler Arena tonight, marking the needed to defeat a talented
first time in Michigan history Eastern squad led by Rita Kin-
that an intercollegiate athletic nel, Sue Moy, Debbie O'Jibway
program has featured both its and Laurie Standburg.
squads simultaneously in a In a league contest Wednes-
competitive situation. day night at Michigan State,
At 7:30 p.m. the men's team, EMU finished third, three
currently ranked fourth in the, points ahead of the fourth place
nation, - battles the Indiana Wolverines.
Hoosiers while at the same "It's really going to be a
time the women's squad takes good and close meet," stated
on Eastern Michigan Univer- Laatsch. "I think performing
sity. simultaneously with the men
"It will be an historic eve- in Crisler will top off our
ning," stated Newt Loken, season perfectly."
who coaches both teams. The women gymnasts have
"The girls are very excited improved steadily through-
about appearing in Crisler." out the year. After a seventh
The contest, which wraps up place finish in the Big Ten
the women's first year of var- Championships in early Decem-
sity competition, will be the ber, the squad captured second
Wolverine gymnasts' first home place in the Western Ontario
meet ever. Invitational on January 17, and
S t r o n g performances won the Northwestern Invita-
tional held on,
"I think the
team has done a
great job of opening up the
doors for women's gymnastics
at Michigan," noted co-coach
Bruce Keeshin. "It will be very
interesting seeing men and wo-
men compete on the floor at
the same time."
The Men's gymnastics
team, with a record of 7-1,
will be looking for its twen-
tieth con:;ecutive Big Ten
dual meet victory when it
faces Indiana tonight.
The contest will be the final
home appearance for senior all-
arounders Pierre Leclerc and
Richard Bigras and high bar
specialists Bob Darden and
Carey Culbertson. Joe Neuens-
wander on rings, pommel horse
ace Jerry Poynton and Randy
Sakamoto in the floor exercise,
will also be seeing their last ac-
tion in Crisler Arena.
"It should be a big day for
the seniors," said co-captain According to ring specialist
Poynton. "After competing for Kurt Golder the Wolverines
four years under Coach Loken view the meet against Indiana,
in the framework of his style fifth place finishers in the Big
and concern for the individual, Ten last year," more as a con-
I think we've really grown to- fidence builder than anything
The Wolverines hope to con- "The competitive pressure
tinue their fine level of per- 1 really isn't there," noted
formance against an Indiana Darden. "But the personal
team which scores around the competition and motivation
200-mark. will be present."
Michigan posted its highest The Hoosier squad was con-
total of the season last Fri- siderably weakened this year
day in defeating Michigan by the graduation of top per-
State 213.8-205.45 even though formers Landy Fernandez and
Neuenswander and co-captain Jack Malmadahl. Leading the
Leclerc were not with the Indiana team will be all-around-
team. ers Tim Dern, Dave Frigstand
Harley Danner, defending Big and Dan Mantion.
Ten all - around champion and Robert Coffey on the pommel
freshman Nigel Rothwell reg- horse, Ken Coleman on the par-
istered their career highs 'in allel bars and Bill Watts in
scoring with 53.50 and 51.70 per- floor exercise are the Hoosier's
formances, respectively. premier specialists.
"I just hope the seniors
r "I definitely think we're can g n nsye"sae
going to score better than Darden. It should be quite an
ever before in this meet," extravaganza with the men
noted specialist Chuck Stiller- and women competing."
man. "The Big Ten's and The format of holding men's
Nationals are right around and women's competition si-
the corner and the guys are multaneously was successfully
really getting it together." accomplished earlier this sea-
Dnlv Photo by STEVE KAGAN
CO-CAPTAIN JERRY POYNTON performs on the pommel horse during dual meet action ear-
lier in the season. For Poynton and six other s eniors, tonight's 7:30 p.m. contest against In-
diana University will be their final appearance in Crisler Arena. The women's gymnastics
team will take on Eastern Michigan University simultaneously.
February 29, 8 p.m.
"CHANGING ROLES OF WOMEN
IN WORLD SOCIETY"
Speakers are w o m e n from the Philippines,
Lebanon, Bangladesh, Japan, and U.S.A.
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By TOM DURANCEAU get the home ice advantage in up 73 goals in 22 games for a recovering from his hand in- If anything, the Wolverines' son at Michigan State. More
the playoffs. fine 3.4 goals against average. jury. greatest fear is not their Hoos- than 3,000 spectators, one of
The Michigan hockey team The Wolverines will be hard In comparison Michigan goalie Kris Manery continues to be ier foes, but the possibility of the largest crowds ever to wit-
travels to Minneapolis to battle pressed to knock off the Gophers Robbie Moore has given up 109 the Wolverines' top scorer with injury. Last weekend Doug ness the Spartan gymnasts per-
the Gophers of Minnesota this in their own lair. The Gophers goals in 27 games for a 4.1 26 goals and 16 assists for 42 Shokes' broken leg (incurred form, attended the meet.
weekend. A chance for a home have the best defensive team goals against average. points. DeBol has 38 points on during his dismount from the "In the so - called individual
play-off spot hangs in the bal- in the league, giving up only 22 goals and 16 assists. Doug parallel bars) "brought every- sports; you'll probably see
ance. 102 goals this season. In com- THE GOPHERS also boast Lindskog is one point behind one emotionally down," con- more opportunities like this all
The WCHA standings current- parison Michigan has given up one of the finest defensive corps DeBol. tended Poynton. over the country," stated Ma-
ly show the Gophers to be three 120 goals in the league this in the country. Big Russ Ander- Last weekend Minnesota split "It's a critical time for us, rie Hartwig, Michigan's direc-
point~sahead of the Wolverines, season. Earlier in the season son (6-2, 210) anchors the Min- with Colorado College, winning stated Bigras. "If we can avoid tor of intercollegiate athletics
in third place behind Michigan Michigan swept Minnesota 5-3 " nesota blue line corps. Sopho- Friday night 4-1 but falling Sa-, injuries we'll be O.K. for the for women. "It's along the line
Stt hid M ichigan and 7-3 in a rugged series ati more Reed Larson, who report- turday night 4-3. Big Ten's and Nationals." of forward thinking."
MICHIGAN IS a slim two Yostedly has one of the finest slap__
points ahead of fifth place Notre Minnesota also boasts the cir- shots in college hockey,ealso SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Dame in the drive for the home cuit's finest goaltender, junior plays defense for the Gophers.
playoff spot. The top four teams Jeff Tschere. Tschere has given The Gophers' leading scorer
is winger Warren Miller. Miller
has 17 goals and 19 assists for
36 points in the WCHA. Tom
Our rare clearance : Vannelli is the Gophers' second
event . .. savings to 50% 'leading scorer with 12 goals and
on selected Arabia, Arzberq, Thomas and litalla gloss and 20 assists for 32 points. Other By The Associated Press __A couple of managers, Billy
china. Marimekko and other fabrics, planters, wood items too players for the Gophers in- The baseball o w n e r s were Martin of the New York Yan-
and gourmet accessories. Also on selected Georq Jensen elude Pat Phippen and Tom under attack from outside and In kees and Chuck Tanner of the
and other ieweirvframes, prints, Creative Pavthns and Younghans.inside as they planned to place Oakland A s, also called for the
andloethelorsee andrtm e rnituCretive.Plasome modifications on the bar- College basketball's top- game to begin.
P o 5OmO' ohe. Michigan's chances this week- gaining table today in their kh- -
340 Maynard, Ann Arbor 135 S. Woodward, Birmingham end will be severely limited as 22nd negotiating session with' ranked Hoosiers clinched
illness has hammered hard at the players association. their fourth consecutive Big T on so2 in
the Wolverine dekers. Greg The external opposition came Ten title by bombing Wiscon-
'fatale and Robbie Moore are from the players association, sin, 96-67. Scott May led In- Dutch
hampered by the fln big. Moore which hasn't seen much pro- diana with 41 points. MINNEAPOLIS - A due pro-
-- may make the trip but his ca- gress in the continuing negotia- Mu po
pacity to play is doubtful. tions on a new labor contracth nersity of
i t-the __owners.Athspoesman
wth the owneers. A spokesmn1
GREG FOX and Dave DeBol for the owners' Player Relations
also have traces of the flu and Committee said the owners to-
are questionable starters. How- day were going to revise some
ever, big center Angie Moretto specifications in their "eight-
is returning to the lineup after and-one" plan, whereby a play-
THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL
ASPECTS OF THE CONFLICT
Benjamin Hourani Phd. pol. sci. (EMU)
er could become a free agent
in his 10th major league season.
Then there was the internal
dispute with one from their
Bill Veeck, the new owner of
the Chicago White Sox, said yes-
terday that he was opening his
camp in Sarasota. Fla., for 25
"I feel the matter of spring
training is, was and should be a
matter of self determination,"
Veeck said. "Obviously, the
other 23 clubs do not agree."
Veeck wasn't the only base-
ball man who was eager for
the rites of spring training to
Several teams have begun
practice sessions on their own,
including a dozen players from
the Philadelphia Phillies. "We
all chipped in and bought the
!balls and some bats," said
Phillies slugger Greg Luzinski.
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hael Thompson will be held
March 11, the university an-
The hearing, set for 2:15 p.m.
at a location yet to be named,
will come five days after Min-
tesota's basketball season ends.
Hennepin District Judge A.
Paul Lommen ruled Feb. 11
that Thompson must be allow-
ed to continue playing bas-
ketball until he has been
given a hearing on charges
Lommen granted a temporary
njunction preventing the uni-
versity from taking disciplinary
action against Thompson for
elling complimentary. season
ickets at more than their face
LOS ANGELES-World heavy-
weight champion Muhammad
Ali has signed to battle a wres-
ler in Tokyo, the Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner reported in
Ali's foe is reported to be
Antonio Inoki, described as a
6-foot-4, 265-pounder who fre-
quently wrestles in the United
The details of the fight re-
portedly have not been final-
ized; but each man apparently
will use his own form of fight-
ing in the match, with Ali throw-
ing punches and Inoki applying
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