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SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Reds win opener

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 10, 1980-Page 11

Address your Fan-Fare letters to The Michigan Daily - Sports, 420 Maynard, Ann
Arbor, Michigan 48104. Letters should be 250 words or less, and all submissions must
be signed by the individual authors.

In a situation where it recently
had the chance to enhance
Michigan's creditability in the
eyes of the public, the athletic
department has failed miserably.
Initially, it appeared that foot-
ball coach Bo Schembechler had
simply acted decisively against
something we all understood -
an extreme violation of his
training rules.
Yet when he saw the furor the
five player suspensions created
Bo backtracked, making every
effort to muddy the waters. It's
expected that the Daily and the
other local media will play up
such an incident - the suspen-
sion of key performers on a
nationally ranked team (one of
the most respected programs in
the country), is tremendous spor-
ts copy.
Yet Bo completely blamed the
media for the monster he
created. Drug usage by any
athlete is hardly a revelation. It
was Schembechler's quick action
that caught everyone by storm.
in his effort to protect the
players and his program, Bo's
actions only increase the wild
speculation he so criticizes. Par-
ticularly absurd was his
statement that no criminal act'
was involved, juxtaposed in a

Detroit newspaper ivith a
suspended player quoting Bo in a
team meeting as saying he'd ob-
tained evidence directly im-
plicating the suspended players.
A clarification of the circum-
stances surrounding the issue
was badly needed but was not for-
thcoming. Too bad, because
everyone involved would be a lot'
better off at this point.
Paul D. Tebias
Mike Theus
A random sampling of 121
University students were asked
to respond to the following
question: "Do you support or op-
pose President Carter's proposal
to boycott the Summer Olympics
in Moscow?"
The results of the poll, conduc-
ted during the past week, were:
Support boycott . 65 (53.7%)
oppose boycott .. 53 (43.8%)
Undecided ...... 3 ( 2.5%)
Several respondents offered
comments reflecting their views.
Mike Weiss, an LSA junior, said,
"I sympathize with the
athletes ... I hate to see them
disappointed. Our not going won't
do a lot politically."
Another LSA junior, Greg Sun-
day, remarked, "Carter reacted
to the Afghanistan invasion and
we should stick to our guns."

CINCINNATI (AP) - George Fe ter
drove in four runs with a two-rur uicuble
and a home run and Frank Pastore pit-
ched a three-hit shutout as the Cincin-
nati Rpds defeated Atlanta 9-0 in the
major league baseball season opener
yesterday.
Junior Kennedy, Joe Morgan's suc-
cessor at second base for the reds,
drove in three runs with a triple and
double in two official times at bat.
PASTORE WAS a last minute star-
ter, stepping in for Tom Seaver, who
came down with the flu. Pastore gave

hockey team to a gold medal this year,
yesterday resigned as head hockey
coach at the University of Minnesota.
He said he was hoping for an NHL
coaching job, but was also considering

See more sports page 9

Former Daily Managing Sports
Editor Billy Neff and Ann Arbor News
sportswriter Jeff Mortimer will be
guests on "Firehouse" tonight on Cable
channel 9 in Ann Arbor. The show will
be broadcast on Tuesday night, April 14
at the same time.

a coaching position in Switzerland or
might switch to a career in business.
AT A NEWS conference on the
University of Minnesota campus,
Brooks, 42, bid a tearful farewell as he
severed his eight-year connection with
the Gophers.
During Brooks' tenure with the
university, he directed the Gophers to
one Western Collegiate Hockey
Association title and three NCAA
crowns.
University Athletic Director Paul
Giel said he has recommended that
Brad Buetow, who served as head
coach of the Gophers this past season,
remain as the pilot of the Minnesota
hockey team.
BROOKS SAID although he was
hoping to get a coaching offer from an
NHL team, he did not have a concrete
offer.
Among the pro teams Brooks says he
has talked with are the Los Angeles
Kings, the Detroit Red Wings and the
New York Rangers.

A lot of companies will offer you an important sounding
title.
But how many offer you a really important job?
In the Navy, you get one as soon as you earn your com-
mission. A job with responsibility. A job that requires skill
and leadership. A job that's more than just a job, because
it's also an adventure.
If that's the kind of job you're looking for, speak to your
local recruiter. Contact:
PAT SLOAN
Federal Bldg., First Floor
Ann Arbor, Mi. 48107
(313) 668-2205

up only a pair of singles to Atlanta first
baseman Chris Chambliss and a single
to third baseman Bob Horner in earning
the victory.
Phil Niekro pitched two innings for
the Braves, giving up six runs and five
hits, and was the loser.
For Seaver, it was the first opening
day in 13 years he has not started. He
opened 10 seasons for the New York
Mets and the last two with Cincinnati.
Brooks resigns
MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) - Herb
Brooks, who coached the U.S. Olympic

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