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Page 12-Friday, October 9, 1981-The Michigan Daily
....F..:............... T h e w e e k I
"Why is that boy sitting all by himself
over there?" more than one observer at
the Daily offices inquired during this
past week. "Is he.. . God forbid . .. a
leper?" a. _
"No, worse," would come the reply.O s e. .
"His record last weekend on The
Weekly Daily Line was 4-6. That was loaf t ..te
poorer than the 5-5 showing of non-FS
Dailyite Keith Bronson. People are - f R
beginning to wonder if he is, well, nor-
mal." .. .
This week Buddy Moorehouse has a
chance to regain some esteem, as theWahs
Daily football experts take another look
into their respective crystal balls. Un-L W ...
fortunately, last Saturday's Griddes
champ, Steve Hirtle, was unavailable ,
for his chance at stardom.
MSU CHEERLEADERS RELY ON SKILL:

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Spartan
By DREW SHARP
Special to the Daily
EAST LANSING -"Gimme an S..Gim-
me an E...Gimme an X."
When debating which school has the
best cheerleaders, sex appeal often
provides the criterion which judges use.
Tight sweaters and revealing shorts.
are regarded more highly than split-
second precision and delicate
execution.
THE UCLA SONG GIRLS are big
favorites among cheerleader-watchers
who look for low cleavage. But for
those who appreciate stunts and high-
level flips, they need look no further
than Michigan State.
"We don't like just a pretty face,"
said senior cheerleader Tamara Pery.
"We want someone who is athletically
sound because of all the difficult
maneuvers we do. We rely on skill a
great deal."
As a result, the Spartans won the

squad
National Collegiate Cheerleaders
Tournament Championship in 1979, a
title which opened the door for many
publicity-rich opportunities, including a
spot on the Jerry Lewis Muscular
Dystrophy Telethon on Labor Day of
that year.
ALTHOUGH NO ONE from that
championship team is a member of the
1981-82 edition, the drive and spirit from
that title year remains in every "Go
Green, Go White" cheer.
"We would like to match the accom-
plishments of the championship team,
and that's why we are so spirited and
enthused about what'we do," said team
co'captain Gail Barry, who has been on
the cheerleading squad for more than
two years.'
"We don't get the attention I feel we
deserve," said Pery. "When you are a
champion like us, I would think that you
would have a lot more people talking to
you."
PERRY'S REFERENCE concerned.

o rated
articles which have been written about
cheerleaders from schools on the West
Coast and their abilities to turn on the
fans.
"I guess they get more attention
because of the things they do on the
field, but I think that they are nothing
more than dancers," she went on.
"They aren't true cheerleaders. They
don't do the mounts and rolls that we do
to get the crowd fired up during the
game.
"They are entertainers in the sense
that they are in the spotlight and over-
shadow the game - and that's not sup-
posed to happen. Cheerleaders are
supposed to stay on the side and boost
the team and the crowd to make the
game which the people are watching
more interesting."
As for tomorrow's performance no
one was saying what type of cheer was
in the works for the Wolverines.
"We are going to put on one helluva
show Saturday," said Barry. "We
don't want to say just yet what kind of
cheers we wil be doing, but they will
definitely be geared to fire up State so
they can trounce those Wolverines."
And for Spartan . fans, that would be
something to cheer about.

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The way opera should begiven and seldom is."
The Baltimore Sun
fE
Judith Gray, soprano Lawrence Vincent, tenor
Donna Elvira Don Ottavio
Scheduled for Sunday's performance
Goldovsky Opera Company
Mozart's "Don Giovanni"-
i (in English)
Sat., Oct. 10, at 8:00
Sun., Oct. 11, at 3:00
Power Center
Tickets at $10.00, $9.00, $8.00, $6.00,
Tickets at Burton Tower, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Weekdays 9-4130, Sat. 9-12(313) 665-3717
Tickets also available at Power Center
1R hours before performance time
CIWVERSITYcIUSICAL c8OCIETY
In Its 103rd Year,

Doily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
MICHIGAN STATE cheerleader Ken Trader prepares to catch his partner
Mary Rademacher while practicing for this weekend's game against the
Wolverines. The MSU cheerleading squad is one of the top-ranked squads in
the nation.

Ufe
for

By GREG De
An important piece
Michigan State footl
been reinserted in
place-the radio booth
four weeks of 1981
Wolverine play-by-pla
WJR-Detroit due to ill
returns to the microph
the Wolverine-Spartat

Ufer
... back to play-by-play

edypse
ABETTY
CA RTER

r returning
MSU game u
eGULIS Lansing. Ufer has been expressing his
views over the airwaves before and af-
of the Michigan- ter Michigan games this fall, and
ball rivalry has closing comments on WJR-Detroit, but
ito its proper his distinctive pro-"Mieechigan" play
. After sitting out by-play description was missing. "I'm
action as the thrilled to be back," Ufer said.
y announcer for Asked about, his prospects for con-
health, Bob Ufer tinuing to do regular broadcasts beyond
one tomorrow for Saturday, Ufer said, "I'll keep doing it
n game in East as long as my body holds together. The
doctors said , if I'm anxious to do
Michigan football, then go ahead and do
it," the enthusiastic maize and blue
supporter exclaimed.
THE TIMING for Ufer's return could
not have been any better, as the
Michigan State contest invariably
brings out powerful intrastate sen-
timents. "The rivalry is the same that
it's always been," Ufer said. "You've
got two great universities,
geographically only 60 miles apart. I've
seen 42 straight Michigan-Michigan
State games. It's a cliche, but you can
throw the records away in this game.
Just like Wisconsin, it should be a game
of emotions," Ufer said.
For all diehard Michigan fans, the
mightmare df the 1978 24-15 loss to
Michigan State in Ann Arbor prevents
thoughts of an automatic Wolverine
win. "In 1978, we had Ricky Leach as a
senior, but the three quick interceptions
killed us," Ufer said.
With that, the voice of Michigan foot-
ball brims with excitement over his
return. Hopefully for the Wolverines,
the sound of those touchdown horns will
accompany him.

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