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Page 12-Friday, January 18, 1980-The Michigan Daily



Blue posts 4 seeds

IT'S BEING BILLED as the biggest
tennis event to hit Ann Arbor this year.
It's preceded by an electronically-
measured speed serving contest. And it
features the Big Ten's 32 finest
players-including a handful from
It's the Penn Indoor Singles Cham-
pionship, sponsored jointly by the Big
Ten Tennis Coaches Association and a
national sports equipment manufac-
turer. Wolverine net coach Brian
Eisner, for one, is excited about the
weekend's activities, which begin today
at 4 p.m.
"This is the first time the tournament
has ever been held, and we want to keep
it here," said the veteran Blue mentor.
"We'll (the coaches) gather some in-
formation about.Big Ten players, but
the community will be the big benefac-
tor. Our goal is not to see how much
money we can make. We want to get the
"THE EVENT IS tied into the junior
development program, which we run
here. All visiting players will be housed
by one of the juniors, and before the
matches start Saturday, each player
will hit with his (host) junior."
The tournament will be held at the
Liberty Racquet Club, 3075 Liberty
Road (just past I-94). Student tickets
are $1 today and Saturday (first mat-
ches at 1 p.m.) and $1.50 for the cham-

pionship match at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Each Big Ten team will be represen-
ted by its three top players except the
Wolverines, who by virtue of winning
their eleventh straight conference title
last spring, will send five.
FOUR OF THE five Blue nettersA
playing in the tourney are seeded in the
top ten. Junior Matt Horwitch and
sophomore Michael Leach were
unanimously voted the numbers one
and two seeds, respectively. Senior co-
captainsh Jack Neinken and Jud
Shaufler (seventh) and freshman stan-
dout Mark Mees (ninth) will also par-
Although the Big Ten season doesn't
officially begin until March, Michigan
has been sending its players all over the
country since September. Here's a run-
down on the squad's activity during the
previous term:
OCTOBER-Four Wolverines-Hor-
witch, Leach, Neinken and
Shaufler-competed in the Cajun
Classic in Lafayette, La. Horwitch
scored a major upset over Trinity's Ben
McKowan, while Leach .knocked off
NCAA singles finalsit Erick Iskersky,
also from Trinity. The two combined
to reach the semi-finals in doubles.
NOVEMBER-Horwitch and Leach
were invited to the Nike All-American
Tournament held in Los Angeles.
Neither scored big wins. Leach, suf-
fering from a recurrence of

SOPHOMORE MICHAEL LEACH is one of five Michigan netters to par-
ticipate in this weekend's Penn 'Indoor Singles Championship here in Ann
Arbor. Leach is seeded second in the contingent of the Big Ten's 32 finest
players who will participate in the first-time tournament.

Go west, Darryl Rogers

ASU, Rogers finally

hook up

'TEMPE, Ariz. (AP)-Darryl Rogers,
Michigan STate football coach, huddled
several hours with Arizona State of-
ficials yesterday, and emerged from
those meetings as ASU's-new football
Joe Kearney, Michigan State's
athletic director who was named ASU
athletic director on Tuesday, ended
days of speculation with the announ-
cement that Rogers, 45, would head up
the Sun Devils' scandal-plagued foot-
Iall program.
Kearney had said earlier that Rogers
Was his top choice for the post.
;Rogers was not available for con-
mient, ASU officials said Rogers plan-
4ed to meet with Kearney last night and
did not want to meet with reporters un-
a news conference scheduled for 10
atm. MST today at Sun Devil Stadium.
:gRogers and his wife arrived in neigh-
boring Phoenix at midday yesterday,
and then went immediately to Arizona
State University.
'Rogers had been coaching at San
apse Sttae when he was hired by
Michigan State in early 1976. At the
the January
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time, Kearney had just taken over as
Michigan State's athletic director. The
Spartans also had 1 just been slapped

with a three-year probation by the
NCAA following a recruiting scandal.
During Rogers' four years at
Michigan State, the Spartans compiled
a 24-18-2 record.
In 1978, the Spartans posted an 8-3
overall mark and 7-1 Big Ten record,
sharing the conference title with
Last season, the Spartans won only
five of their 11 games. Their top
preseason quarterbacks were both
sidelined with injuries.
During his 15-year coaching career,
Rogers' teams have compiled an
overall mark of 92-66-6.
Kearney replaced Fred Miller,
dismissed two weeks ago, after coming
under fire for suspending veteran foot-
ball coach Frank Kush last October.
Kush was accused of trying to
coverup the alleged punching of former
punter Kevin Rutledge following a 1978
game. A $2.2 million damage suit filed

by Rutledge, now attending Nevada-
Las Vegas, is still pending against Kush
and others.
The ASU football program also was
dealt a stiff blow when eight players
were declared academically ineligible
in November and the Sun Devils were
forced to forfeit five victories. The ac-.
tion came after it was discovered that
the eight had received unerned credits
from a summer extension course.
The Rutledge lawsuit, coupled with
the extension course scandal, resulted
in an NCAA investigation that could put
the Sun Devils on probation.
Rogers was expected to bring most of
his MSU assistant coaches with him as
the ASU assistants all were told this
month they would not be rehired. The
status of Bob Owens, a Kush assistant
who served as interim coach after Kush
was fired and was a candidate for the
head coaching job, has not been

AP Photo
Man of Steel A ht
Pittsburgh Steeler center Mike Webster flexes the muscles that the Los
Angeles Rams will see first-hand in Super Bowl XIV on Sunday. The tight,
sleeveless jerseys the Steelers will wear aren't meant to show off their
muscles, however. The idea is to give Los Angeles defenders less to grab.
The Steelers wouldn't seem to need this added advantage, as they are
heavily favored to win their fourth title in six years.
t -
'Blufe tumblersa have
bi ltdown at Centra L
The Michigan women's gymnastics team suffered the classic "letdown" last
night in Mt. Pleasant as they scored an unimpressive 125.95 to Central Michigan's
117.65. Last weekend the women reached one of their season goals by upsetting a
fine Kent State team with a team record 134.3 and might have been saving them-
selves for the upcoming meet against Illinois this weekend.
Although the average showing the women offered last night didn't tarnish
their 7-0 record, it did disturb coach Sheri Hyatt.
Hyatt sounded an emphatic "poorly" when describing her team's performan-
ce. "They did just awfully," continued Hyatt, "they had a real letdown."
Michigan didn't have to do much to dominate the meet as they took the t
three spots in all but one category. In the vault Dana Kempthorn led the scorina
with 8.55 while Cindy Shearon and Lisa Uttal tied at 8.2. On the uneven bars Sara
Flom took the honors with 8.25, Dana Kempthorn 7.9 and Laurie Miesel 7.4, respec-
On the beam the women were led by freshwomen Angela Deaver with 8.3
followed by Lisa Uttal's 7.45 and Dana Kempthorn's 7.4. The all-arounders turned
in performances which weren't up to par. Angela Deaver led the meet with 30.60
while Dana Kempthorn scored 30.30 and Laurie Miesel tallied 29.50.
The low scores and the attitude of the women certainly wasn't helped by the
poor equipment which Central provided. "The girls weren't confident," said
Hyatt. "None of their tumbles were strong. They were afraid to go after it."
The, all-out effort which has been the trademark for the squad this year ham
made the women's team respected in the Big Ten and a challenger for the coa
ference title. Letdowns like last night can't happen during the next few weeks or

Darryl Rogers
. . finally gets nod

Blue tankers look past Purdue,
llinois towards powerful Indiana

With a road meet against the power-
ful Indiana Hoosier on the horizon, will
the Michigan men's swim team be
looking ahed when they take on Purdue
(tonight at 7:30) and Illinois (tomorrow
at 1:00)?
The answer is "yes." Obviously not


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worried about violating any old sports
maxims, coach Bill Farley plans on
doing just that in the Wolverine's next
two contests at Matt Mann Pool.
"WE'RE USING THIS weekend's
meets as a warmup for the Indiana
meet," said Farley.
"We'll be using all of our swimmers
in their main events at least once this
weekend.. If we have any trouble with
that lineup against Purdue and Illinois,
.we'll be in no position to challenge In-
diana next weekend.
'We'll be strong in the sprints and
breastroke," Farley continued.
"We've got to continue improving in a
lot of other area-especially in the
events, as well. "We may see some pool
records in the relays this weekend,"
said the first year coach. "And the
divers-well they're simply great."
The diving crew is led by juniors
Kevin Machemer and Ken Vigiletti and
sophomore Ron Marriott. "We'll have
at least one top diver on all the boards
this weekend," said Farley.
A couple of other key performers for
Michigan will be senior Paul Griffith
and sophomore Scott Crowder. "We

hadn't had a captain in a lot of years,"
Farley said. "But this year, we really
felt Griffith was deserving of that
honor, so we broke our tradition."
The progress of a lot of Michigan's
younger swimmers will, in the long run,
determine this team's destiny,
however. Sophomore butterflyers
Crowder and Mike Dauw, along with
freshman freestyler John deOlazarra
will be counted on to show great im-
provement in the meets that follow.
Crowder had the low time in a
preliminary heat of the Big Ten meet a
year ago, but in the finals, he finished a
disappointing ninth.
The Big Ten meet will be the
highlight again this season for the
swimmers. After the Purdue, Illinois,
and Indiana dual meets, the Wolverines
will be pointing for that Big Ten Meet,
March 6-8.
The prime competition in that meet
will come from Iowa and, of course, In-
diana. Iowa has already beaten Indiana
by 40 points in the Hawkeye's home pool
this season. Asked if Michigan might
have a slight edge in the fact that the
meet will be at Matt Mann, Farley
smiled and exclaimed, "It certainly
can't hurt."s

the women will be blown off the mat
Michigan State.
College tie-breaker
BILOXI, Miss.-New tiebre'aker
rules adopted by the National College
Athletic Association for the 1980 foot-
ball season could find little support
among officials of post season bowl
games, the head of the group's rules
committee says.
The new rules for Division 1-A also
are expected to raise scheduling
problems for television networks
providing live coverage of the game.
And whether or not individual bowls
decide to use the new system "will be
an interesting question," committee
chairman Hal Lamar said.
The new system will work this way:
If two teams are tied at the end of
regulation play, the official will select
one side of the field and place the ball
on the 15-yard line. The team that wins
the coin toss will decide whether to play
offense or defense. Each team will be
given a chance to score by field goal or
touchdown. Play will go back and forth

by powerful Illinois and Big Ten champ
until one team wins by scoring more
points in a series.
A team' can't score defensively under
the new rules.
The committee, which concluded its
four day conference in Biloxi We
nesday, also attacked the problem oF
player injury.
The committee ruled out the "chop
block." A lineman may not block an op-
ponent below the knee when the op-
ponent is in contact with, another
An expansion of the face mask rule
prevents the grabbing of an opponent's
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