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SPORTS

The Michigan Daily,

Wednesday, September 30, 1981

Page 8

M'ponders CFA

By STEVE SCHAUMBERGER
If they're ttalking about what's
,oing to happen to major college
Football in this country, I want to be
sitting at the table. "
-Michigan Athletic Director
Don Canham
To listen to Canham talk atout the

conflict between the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
and the College Football Association
(CFA), one gets the impression that the
issue has the potential to revolutionize
intercollegiate athletics.
/ The 61-member CFA, which includes
most of the major football conferences
and independents, does not include
either the Big Ten or Pacific Ten Con-

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ferences, Canham think
itself is an outstanding
can't believe that the B
Pacific Coast Conferenc
bers of the CFA. How c
on the outside and watc
set the policies for inte
ball and not have a vote?
CUIRENTLY, THE C
finalized four-year tele
with NB C for $180 millio
flict with the NCAA's
four-year deal with ABC
ther complicating the st
the two organizations,
over freshmen eligibi
qualifications needed t
football, and television
property rights.
According to Canhan
sity's Board of Intercoll
has unanimously vote
ferent occasions to join t
"The vote at one time
the Athletic Directors t
and it was theiBig Ten)

proposal
s that "the CFA The CFA's beliefs, according to
g group and I Donahue, would benefit Michigan. The
3ig Tn and the CFA is fighting, in opposition to the
es aren't niem- beliefs of the NCAA, that the property
an we sit there rights for televising football games
h the 61 schools belongs to the schools.
rcollegiate'foot- TEXAS, Oklahoma, and Georgia,ton
behalf of the CFA, have gone to court,
CFA has an un- challenging the NCAA's position that
vision contract television rights belong to the NCAA,
n, in direct con- not the individual schools. If the CFA's
$263.5 million, position is upheld - in the courts,
and CBS. Fur- Michigan could experience a windfall in
ruggle between cable TV revenue.
are questions Canham believes that the conflict
lity, academic concerns exposure as well as money.
to play college "The issue is that the NCAA requires
exposure and ABC and CBS to put on all of these
small college games, the ratings are
m, the Univer- suffering, and therefore with poor
egiate Athletics ratings we're not getting the money we
d on three dif- could get."-
he CFA. Canham finds many of the CFA's
was 8-2 among proposals encouraging, especially the
o join the CFA, organization's advocation of using
presidents that college board scores to determine ad-

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'The issue is that the
NCAA requires ABC
and CBS to put on all
of these small college
games, the ratings' are
suffering, and therefore
with poor ratings we are
not getting the money
we would get.
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SOFTBALL
INDEPENDENT
821ST SQUADRON 11, FLYING KITES 0: Leading the way for the 821st
Squadron in its easy victory over the Flying Kites were Paul Alcala and Ron
Hodess. Both players hit a double and a home run.
WARRIORS 7, DAILY LIBELS 5: The Warriors exploded for all seven of
their runs in the third inning, with five extra base hits serving as the telling
blows. Included in the seven-run inning was a home run by Lyle Townsend.
, LAW GOLD 16, SUPPER UPPERS 15: The Law Gold rallied to score eight
runs in the bottom half of the final inning when 12 consecutive batters got on
base,
RESIDENT HALL
MICHIGAN HOUSE 'A' 27, REEVES 'B' 3: This game was officially a
resident hall contest, but it ended up being a home run derby. Jeff Taylor,
Dave Smith, Ken Shields, Mike Beer and Rich Wiskol all clouted four
baggers. Michigan House had 25 hits, 11 of which were for extra bases.
BURSLEY BRUINS 18, WQ WILLIAMS HOUSE 16: This ball game was
one that Williams House seemingly had won, only to let it get away. After
four innings, Williams House had a very comfortable 10-2 led. A nine-run
fifth inning for Bursley put them within striking distance. In the seventh in-
ning, Bursley finally cpught and passed Williams House on the scoreboard
by tallying seven more runs.
TOO HOT TO HANDLE 7, 3RD LEWIS 6: For 3rd Lewis, their opponents'
bats really were "too hot to handle." The winners battered the 3rd Lewis pit-
ching for five home runs, three of which came off the bat of second baseman
Mike Kinney. Andy Lasky and John Westra hit the other two round trippers
for Too Hot to Handle.
FRATERNITY
PHI DELTA THETA 13, PHI SIGMA KAPPA 5: The defending fraternity
champions put the game out of reach early when they scored six runs in the
first frame. The first six batters all got on base for Phi Delta Theta.
TRACK
RESIDENT HALL
Paced by the winning performances of Kip Kimble in the high jump (5-11),
Jay West in the long jump (19-11%) and Jeff Black, Bob Flora, Al Machek
and Barry Saeed in the 1600-meter relay. Rumsey won the meet by 21 meet
points over second-place Michigan House.
Other winners were: shot put-Michael Janssen (45-0) of Taylor, 60-meter
high hurdles - Dave Myler (8.50) of Scott House, 1600-meter run-Ran-
dy Schmidt (4:38.42) of the Bursley Striders, 100-meter-dash-Jeff Taylor
(11.50) of Michigan House, 800-meter run-Andy 'Paterson (2:07.56) of
Michigan House, 400-meter run-Michigan House's Taylor (52.17) 110-
meter low hurdles-Dave Myler (14:13) of Scott House, 1600-meter
relay-Kevin Ankoviak, Patrick Doyle, Paterson, and Philip Schmidt
(3:54.07) of Michigan House.
FRATERNITY
Of the 12 teams competing in the fraternity track meet, only two teams
had fewer pr ..icipants than, Phi Sigma Kappa. Nonetheless, Phi Sigma
Kappa Won the meet with 49.5 points. Phi Gamma Delta finished in the
second place with 38 points.
Phi Sigma Kappa's only first place finishes came from Patrick Greis in
the 100-meter low hurdles (16:12) and Geoffrey Matthews in the 400-meter
run (55.20.
Other first place performers were: Shot put-John Lanman (47-3) of
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, long jump-Rick West (18-2%) of Evans Scholars,
high jump-Curt Taylor (5-10) of Beta Theta Pi, 60-meter high hur-
dles-Paul Nolan (9.44) of Phi Delta Theta, 600-meter run-Fred Schuler
(4:38.88) of Sigmp Chi, 100-meter dash-Patrick Fodale (12:25) of Sigma Phi
Epsilon, 800-meter run-John Scherloh (2:10.12) of Phi Gamma Delta, 1600-
meter relay-Phi Gamma Delta (3:51.20).
GRADUATE
'. DSD 'A' won the graduate with 25 points, while the Law Gold and MBA
Blue, the only other teams competing, each tallied 18 points. Garnering first
place finishes for DSD 'A' were Don Hobson in the high jump (5-8), and 400-
meter run (54.31) in addition to Jeff Schimp, Mark Dewitt, Mark Hostetler
and Terry Rowland in the 1600-meter relay (3:52.35).
Other first place finishers were: long jump-Cliff Douglas (18-2) of the
Law Gold, 800-meter run-Kevin LaCroix (2:15.50) of the Law Gold, 110-
meter low hurdles-Mike Holland (16:13) of the Law Gold, shot put-Joseph
Bruce (50-7) of MBA Blue, 60-meter high hurdles-Holland (9.54), 1600-
meter run-Mike Stieglitz (5:02:16), 100-meter dash-David Sharp (11.82) of
MBA Blue.
CO-REC
In a closely contested meet, the High Ho's, with 60 points, edged out the
Nitwits and Utopians who both scored 60 points. In this meet, teammates
paired up and combined their times or distances. The only first place finish
for the High Ho's came from Cheryl Woods and Jay Brewer who teamed up
to win the long jump (33-5 ) and Woods, Brewer, Ron Ronquist and Renee
Callies in the 60-metershuttle (41.99).

Other first place finishers were: sh6t put-Becky Orr and Jim Parsons
(69-0) of the Nitwits, 1600-meter relay-Rick Baker, Jim Parsons, Irene
Wang and Shelley Clark (4:17.87) of, the Nitwits, 110-meter shuttle
relay-Haithem Sarafa, Jeff Taylor, Natalie Carr and. Sue Hoffman
(1:01.66) of the Utopians, 800-meter relay-Mike Schneider, Parsons, Wang
and Clark (1:53.55) of the Nitwits.
The IM Digest relates briefly the activities of the Michigan intramural
program during the previous week. This week's information was
compiled by Daily sportswriter Ron Pollack.

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didn't want to do it," said Canham.
"They thought it was an organization
devoted to over-emphasis, which it
wasn't."
WHILE CANHAM "can't think of
any" disadvantages of the CFA,
University President Harold Shapiro
claims to "not have a completely
coherent set of views" on the issue,
even after speaking with the Athletic
Director last week about that very sub-
ject. Shapiro doesn't "believe right now
that it would be in the best interests of
either Michigan or NCAA football to
follow the road of the CFA."
Shapiro's claim that the CFA is only
"a road of promises" seems to con-
tradict the past record of the CFA. Ac-
cording to Elaine Donahue, a CFA ad-
ministrative assistant, the CFA has had
two of its proposals, an academic
progress rule and a recruiting calen-
dar, adopted by the NCAA already in an
attempt to "demonstrate a quality of
intercollegiate football and get rid of its
exploitations." 1

mission and its opporition to freshmen
eligibility.
"HOW CAN YOU justify a kid going
to school.. . while he isn't even enrolled
in school? It's just academically not
sound. The CFA wanted to rescind that,
and we do too. But the small schools
voted (otherwise). The same thing is
true with a C average. What does a C
average mean?"
Dave Cawood, the public relations
director of the NCAA, acknowledges
that while "Michigan is one institution
that could gain an extra television ap-
pearance over a two year period, it
might not mean money, since the NCAA
pays for transportation for any athlete
that qualifies for an NCAA champion-
ship, as well as providing many other
services that the CFA might not
provide."
Evenif the Big Ten Conference
refuses to join the CFA, Canham
acknowledges that Michigan still might
consider joining independently. Accor-
ding to Canham, "There are several
other Big Ten schools that want to join,
end the reason they haven't joined as a
group is because they wanted a
unanimous vote and they couldn't get
it."'
Whether Michigan joins the CFA will
depend largely on the outcome of the
organization's special convention
called for December 4, 5, and 6 in St.
Louis. Until then, Canham feels that
"everything's in limbo. "

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