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Vol. XCII, No. 4

Copyright 1981, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, September 13, 1981

Fourteen Pages






Wolverines, 21



Special to the Daily
MADISON - The 1981 football season
may long be remembered as one in
which Michigan's pre-season number
one ranking was a mirage as the
Wolverines were humbled by Wisconsin
yesterday, 21-14.
In front of 68,733 rabid Badger fans,
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler suf-
fered his first-ever opening ame defeat.
It was also the first time in 100 years
that the Wolverines have lost a season
opener on the road.
Unilke most other Michigan set-
backs, the Wolverines were outplayed
by the Badgers from the opening
kickoff to the final gun.
WISCONSIN HAD 23 first downs to
Michigan's eight, 280 yards rushing to
Michigan's 202, 182 yards passing to
Michigan's 39, and 78 offensive plays to
Michigan's 53.
Unquestionably the most em-
barassing statistic of the Wolverines,
was that, quarterback Steve Smith, in
his first startcompleted as many
passes (three) to Badger free safety
Matt Vanden Boom as he did to his own
receivers in 18 attempts. Anthony Car-
ter caught only one pass for 11 yards.
Schembechler was discouraged by
the offense's performance, but he in-
dicated no plans to play "musical quar-
terbacks." "Offensively, we probably
should have taken it to them ,more-we
probably should have run at them," he
"WE DIDN'T execute well, and we
didn't throw well. However, I am
definitely going to keep going with
Smith. He's our quarterback."
In the other interview room, an elated
Vanden Boom described how his club
shut down the Wolverines. "Our defen-
sive line was putting so mush pressure
on their quarterback that he was hur-
ting and throwing on the run a lot," he
"I sensed a little frustration on the
part of their whole offense. The defese
took it to them today. The defensive line
played well when it had to."
WHEN IT HAD to was down the
stretch, as the Badgers held Michigan
to only a pair of first downs over the last

26 minutes of the ballgame. After Blue
tailback Butch Woolfolk out ran the
Badger defense for 89 of his game-high
119 yards and a touchdown early in the
third period to tie the contest at 14-14,
Wisconsin's defensive front took come
plete control of the line of scrimmage
from the highly-touted Wolverine offen-
sive line.
But first Wisconsin's offense came up
with a big play on their next series of
downs. On second and 21 from his own
19 yard line, Badger quarterback Jess
Cole threw a pass into the left flat,
where Michigan was called for inter-
ference to make it first and ten. On
third down, Wisconsin took advantage
of the opportunity when Cole hit
tailback John Williams with a screen

pass and the 5-10%, 203 pound junior
elluded several defenders and"streaked
down the left sideline for a 71 yard score
and a 21-14 Badger lead.
"After the first three guys threw their
blocks, I was in good shape," Williams
said. "There was one of their guys in
front of me but I had a blocker there,
too. I was just weaving back and forth
from his left to his right shoulder. Once
my man made the good hit I cut back to
the inside, and I had the touchdown."
WISCONSIN GOT the ball back on a
VandenBoom's interception at their
own 43 one minute later. On third and
seven, the Badgers' other tailback,
Chucky Davis, ripped through the
Weak-tackling Blue defense for 13 yar-
See NO. 1, Page II

Blue fans miss 'Mr.
Meechigan' Bob Uferl

Wolverine fans listening to the
Michigan vs. Wisconsin game on the
radio yesterday had lots to complain
about. Not only did Michigan lose the
game in a stunning upset, but for the
first time since 1945, fans missed the
enthusiastic play-by-play of Michigan
fan-extraordinaire BobUfet.
The 61-year-old Ufer, who is
recovering from an operation to
remove a blood clot, has been battling,
cancer for some time and decided not to
broadcast the game on his doctor's ad-
WOLVERINE FANSpaused from the
game that left them crying in their
beers all over town to evaluate the per-
formance of WJR Sports Director
Frank Beckman, who took Ufer's place
at the microphone.
In an almost deserted Dooley's,
University Student Keith Williams said
Beckman, who also delivers the radio
play-by-play for Detroit Lions games,
did a good job but lacked the ex-

citement that Ufer brought to the game
Several students commented that
while Beckman was generally well
received, football Saturdays just aren't
the same without Ufer's familiar
"Meeechigan" cry blasting out of
Listeningto the game at Sigma Chi
Fraternity, Sophomore Tom Halstead
lamented that Ufer is "irreplaceable"
and that Beckman will have "a tough
act to follow."
Not everyone missed Ufer's play-by-
play, however, Curt Taylor, listening on
the lawn of Sigma. Delta Chi to the vic-
torious cheers of Wisconsin fans on his
radio, said "Ufer is obnoxious.
Anything would be an improvement."
But the game-which would have
been Ufer's 361st consecutive broad-
cast-was not a complete loss for Ufer
fans when near the end of the broadcast
Ufer made a surprise appearance,
complimenting his substitute and
rallying Michigan fans for next Satur-
day's battle against Notre Dame. .

AP Photo
WISCONSIN'S MATT VAN BOOM (39) picks off a Michigan pass intended for Craig Dunaway (88) with two seconds to
go in the Big Ten opener yesterday. Michigan was pounded all over the field, losing 21-14.
Housing vacancies up;
landlords lower rents

The traditionally tight Ann Arbor
housing market may be a thing of the
For the second fall in a row, off-
campus housing is plentiful, according
to University housing officials. And to
top it off, some landlords are lowering
rents to lure tenants.
Spaces are also still available in the
dorms, said housing information direc-
tor Leroy Williams.

McKinley Properties, Red Oak, and
Modern Management, are offering
rebates, discounts, lower rates, or are
willing to negotiate prices.
Students "pretty much have their
pick" of places to live, said Jo
Williams, assistant director of off-
campus housing.
The only housing lease that may be
tough to find this fall is with the Inter-
Cooperative Council co-ops. "For the
first time in years, the ICC has a sub-
stantial wait' list," Williams said.

"More students are inquiring about co-
A NUMBER of factors may be behind
what appears to be a developing rever-
sal of the usually tight city housing
market. In the past, students scram-
bled for scarce, high-rent housing and
those waiting until late summer to look
for a place to live sometimes found
themselves left out in the cold. In 1979,
the Ann Arbor vacancy rate was less
than one percent.
See CITY, Page 5

Spartan greenst
y OU THINK your University does outrageous
things with its money? Perhaps the grass is
greener elsewhere: in East Lansing, for instan-
ce. Appropriately enough, Michigan State
University has a new center specializing in grass research.
You know, the green stuff that gets mowed. The Robert W.
Hancock Turfgrass Research Center is MSU's latest con-
tribution to a "growing" field of research. The center,
dedicated last week, will conduct research into a number of
problems in the area of turf management. Researchers
hope to discover better, less costly ways of maintaining
golf courses and other athletic fields. Among the projects to
be undertaken, according to Sylvan Wittwer of MSU, is fin-
...ne nh ..:ns ...yhnh ..: i- ad a car---t -i n tine

why grass tennis courts couldn't make a comeback here,"
said MSU President Cecil Mackey.cyl
Lousy lovers
Henpecked roosters are poor lovers because of
"psychosexual castration," according to an expert on the
sex lives of chickens. Roosters raised apart from hens
develop dominating personalities and make more virile
lovers, said Mary Ottinger, a poultry science professor at
the University of Maryland in College Park. "If not kept
separated from females at a relatively early age when the
two groups are likely to complete for food, the males may
be subjected to a form of psychosexual castration," said Ot-
f;"la- ...hnnh rvni th ains +;,h ahitcofrnmnctmrc fnr twn

members of a flock of chickens and are less,.likely to curry
the favor of hens, Ottinger said. The flock's most virile and
prolific roosters are the males raised on a good diet and
kept apart from hens, she said. "It appears that getting a
good nutritional start assures Mr. Macho Chicken will
remain at the top of the reproductive pecking order," Ot-
tinger said. A rigid pecking order prevails in flocks of
chickens, Ottinger said. The dominant roosters woo a large
number of hens who remain loyalto them throughout .their
lives,.she said. A rooster's size doesn't necessarily relate to
sexual prowess, Ottinger said. Small roosters can work
their way to the top of the flock's rigid pecking order, she
said. Ql
WrQng message
Shelhv nContv Tenn might have gotten the hest deal in

anyway." The emblems will be sanded off the ashtrays.
Barksdale said they were the cheapest the county could
find, bought in a hurry, sight unseen, for classrooms in the
new complex. "I don't know who discovered them, but we
thought it would be better to remove them because they
might get out into the visitor's waiting area," the sheriff
On the inside .. .
Sports includes a round-up of yesterday's Big Ten football
games. . . and a look at Lyndon LaRouche' of the U.S. Labor
Party appears on the Opinion Page.



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