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SPORTS
The Michigan Daily Saturday, March 7, 1981 Page 7

Wolverines' last

stand

icers
Denver,

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leading
4-1

1

By DREW SHARP
Michigan's NCAA basketball tour-
nament hopes are down to its last
breath, but a Wolverine victory over
Purdue today and a Minnesota defeat at
the hands of Wisconsin, would revive
those fading hopes.
If the above happens, there would be
a 1hree-way tie for fourth place in the
Big Ten between Michigan, Purdue,
and Minnesota. Should Ohio State
defeat Iowa, a four team pile-up would
occur with the Buckeyes joining the
pack. All of this adds up to confusion for
the NCAA tournament selection com-
mittee.
THE COMMITTEE will decide
tomorrow what 48 teams will receive
invitations to the tourney and there is a
distinct possibility that at least four Big
Ten teams will be chosen. In a four-way
ties Michigan might be considered to
have a slight advantage over the other
teams on the basis of its better overall
record, but that may not hold much
weight with the NCAA.

"In the case of a tie, the NCAA does
not just consider the. overall record,"
said Jeff Elliott, a representative of the
Big Ten. "They consider whether a
team has been playing well as of late
and also the toughness of their non-
conference schedule."
The NIT will be making their bids af-
ter the NCAA makes its announcement
and it is virtually certain that if the
NCAA passes by the Wolverines, the
NIT probably will include them in its 32-
team field.
BUT BEFORE Michigan can worry
about a post-season tournament bid, it
must face a Boilermaker team that has
been in the least - a surprise.
Very few "experts" picked Purdue to
finish in the upper division of the con-
ference considering they had lost All-
American center Joe Barry Carroll to
graduation and head coach Lee Rose to
a position at the University of South
Florida...
But new coach Gene Keady landed, a
blue-chipper in freshman center

Purdue,

'M'

vie for NCAA

Russell Cross, a 6-10, 215 pounder out of
Chicago. Cross came in and im-
mediately took up some of the slack,
brought on by the departure of Carroll.
Senior Brian Walker anchors the
Boilermaker backcourt, having the
most assists of any player in the con-
ference. Junior guard Keith Edmun-
dson provides Purdue with some excep-
tional outside shooting, hitting 56 per-
cent from the field, fifth best in the con-
ference. Senior co-captain Drake Moris
and Junior Mike Scearce play the fron-
tcourt to round out the Purdue starting
five.
"PURDUE, LIKE Minnesota, is
fighting for an NCAA tournament berth
and I'm sure that the game will be ex-
tremely important to them," said
Michigan head coach Bill Frieder.
"They beat us the first time we played
them because they shot so well (a
school record .775), and we have to play
much better defense against them than
we did the first time around."
The Purdue game will be the final
regular season home game for
Michigan seniors- Mike McGee, Paul
Heuerman, Johnny Johnson, and Mark
and Marty Bodnar. McGee is now the
all-time scorer in Big Ten history, sur-
passing ex-Minnesota star Mychal

Thompson on the conference game list
and former Boilermaker standout Rick
Mount on the overall game list.
The starting time for today's contest
has been moved up to 2 p.m. to cater to
the Mid-American Conference Tour-
nament being held at Crisler Arena
later today.

1

By MARTHA CRALL
Special to the Daily
DENVER - After two periods of action last night the Michigan hockey
team held a 3-1 lead over the host team from Colorado College.
In the third period, Michigan upped its lead to 4-1 on a Dennis May goal at
23 seconds.
The game was the first of a two-game series which will be completed this
evening. The winner of this first round WCHA playoff encounter will advan-
ce to the league semi-finals next weekend.
THE SERIES WINNER is determined by total goals in the pair of games.
The Wolverines broke a 1-1 tie at 7:01 of the second period. Dennis may
scored on his own rebound when Denver goalie Scott Robison didn't get back
to the net in time. Gordie Hampson and Roger Bourne assisted on the goal.
THE WOLVERINES scored again just before the close of the period at
19:06 when Bourne flipped a wrist shot past Robinson on passes from Ham-
pson and Tim Manning.
THe Pioneers displayed their penalty-killing prowess as they effectively
squelched a five-on-three Michigan powerplay.
The Wolverines' defense was also tough on the Denver powerplay,
however, killing two Pioneer power play opportunities.
The first period elapsed without a single penalty.
With his goal, Bourne became the fourth Wolverine to score 20 or more
goals this season, to join Steve Richmond, Ted Speers and Jeff Mars.
The first period saw Michigan and Denver battle to a 1-1 tie.
The Wolverines scored first at 5:15 when Billy Reid took passes from Enzo
Augimeri and Kelly McCrimmon and put the puck past Pioneer goalie Scott
Robinson from the left side.

i

1 Cager's Corner
Michigan (17-9, 8-9) Purdue (17-9, 9-8)
40-Mike McGee, 6-5 Sr......... F .......... 33-Drake Morris, 6-5 Sr.
45-Thad Garner, 6-7 Jr............ F ........... 23-Mike Scearce, 6-7 Jr.
15-Paul Heuerman, 6-8 Sr......... C ......... 40-Russell Cross, 6-10 Fr.
34-John Johnson, 6-4 Sr........... G ........... 20-Brian Walker, 6-2 Sr.
24-Marty Bodnar, 6-3 Sr........ .. G ........ 11-Keith Edmonson, 6-5 Jr.
Game Time: 2:05 p.m., Crisler Arena
TV/Radio: WKBD (Channel 50); WWJ-950; WAAM-1600; WPAG-1050; WJJK-650;
WUOM-91.7 (FM)
Expected crowd: 13,609 (sellout)
Ticket availability: None.

Ti tie IX Ruling .

0

Heuerman
... ready to bear Cross

MAC tournament at Criser

&N. Illinois downs
WMU, 75-73-

Ball St. squeaks
by Toledo, 79-77'

(Continued from Page 1)
"nutty, off-the-wall decision."
WOMEN'S ATHLETIC director
Phyllis Ocker was unsure about the
results of the decision, but stressed that
Title IX had significantly aided the
development of the women's athletic
program at the University.
"Without the support o'f the
legislation, I'm not sure women's spor-
ts would be where it's at today," Ocker
said. "I think it's been a fantastic sup-
port. It's been a crucial part of the
program.
Ocker said she anticipated a number
of higher court decisions on the issue
before the ruling is made clear.
CANHAM SAID he was not worried
about Joiner's ruling being overturned
"because he was so right."
"When the government tells me to
treat my women's tennis team the
same as my men's, then that's fine,
because we already do that," Canham
said.
The athletic director has stressed a
number of times that he believes
equality of opportunity does not mean
spending equal dollars.
CANHAM DID NOT think the new
decision would have an effect on the
athletic deparment here or most other
places. But he believes each institution
must be looked at on an individual
basis.
"We have proportionate scholarships
now for women in non-revenue sports,"
he said. "If one (of the women's sports)
becomes a revenue sport, then we will
treat it as a revenue sport."

"We are not going to turn back the
clock on our eleven sports for women,"
he said.
WOMEN'S TRACK coach Red Sim-
mons commented on the ruling, saying,
"I don't think it would have any effect.
We have 11 sports for women and there
has been every attempt to keep them. I
don't think a watch guard will matter
one way or another. We'll wait for a
decision and then see what the athletic
director decides."
The golf coach for both the men's and
women's teams, Tom Simon, said he
doesn't expect to see any changes in the
programs. As it currently stands,
Simon said, the men's and women's
golf program are practically even.
',I can't see Canham making any
changes that would hamper the
women's program," Simon said. "What
ever the court or Canham says to do, I'll
do it."
Most of the players seemed uncon-
cerned and uninformed.
"Everyone I talk to says Title IX is
good and should be passed, and
everything should be equals," said one
women trackster. "But who's to say
what's equal. I don't really know what
it is, and I guess that's what they're
trying to decide."
The plaintiff - othen - will have un-
til March 25 to file an appeal.

By RON POLLACK
Six seconds remained in the opener of
last night's Mid-American Conference
semi-final when Northern Illinois' Ron
Lindf ors stepped to the line for the front
end of a one-and-one with his team
leading 75-73.
Lindfors missed the free throw and
Western Michigan garnered the
rebound, running it upcourt for a last
shot in hopes of sending the game into
overtime.
MELVIN MAXWELL took a half
court shot at the buzzer that was
straight enough, albeit not accurate
enough, as it hit the heel of the rim and
fell aimlessly to the ground, bringing
the Husky fans to their feet and a
grimace to Maxwell's face.
- "That shot," said Northern Illinois
head coach John McDougal, "an inch or
two shorter and we'd be playing over-
time."

During their two-point victory, Nor-
thern Illinois (which led 42-35 at half-
time) never trailed. Yet, every time it
looked like the Huskies were about to
put Western Michigan away, the
Huskies clawed their way back. But as
surely as the Broncos would come back,
Northern Illinois would build their lead
again.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS was led by
Allen Rayhorn's 22 points and 16
rebounds. Western Michigan was kept
in the game by Maxwell's outside
shooting and game high 26 points.
During the first half of the game,
Western Michigan's Walker D. Russell
hurt his ankle and had to be taken out of
the game. Russell had his ankle taped
up and was then taken to the locker
room. He returned later in the first half
but was not the same player who
averaged 16.9 points during the season.
He was held to two points, one of six
shooting from the field.

By JIM DWORMAN
The Ball, State Cardinals raced to a
49-35 half-time lead and held on for a 79-
77 victory over the Toledo Rockets in
the nightcap of the Mid-American Con-
ference semi-final playoffs at Crisler
Arena last night.
Led by Al Gooden and Ray Mc-
Callum, the Cardinals held off a furious
Toledo rally to escape with a victory.
and advance to the finals of the tour-
nament tonight against Northern
Illinois University.
Toledo got off to a hot start, taking a
quick 8-0 lead over Ball State before the
fans had settled down from the Nor-
thern Illinois-Western Michigan game.
After that quick burst by the Rockets,
however, it was all Ball State for the
remainder of the first half.
RAY MCCALLUM got things started
for the Cardinals when he connected on
a 20-footer, and when Al Gooden got in-
side for a hoop, Ball State was well on
its way to turning things around.

After a layup by Toledo center Mitch
Adamek, McCallum hit anether jumper
and Jeff Williams followed vith a layup
to bring Ball State within four at 12-8.
A pair of fast-break baskets by
Gooden and Williams then tied the
game for the Cardinals. More impor-
tantly, it settled the Toledo crowd
which made more noise in Crisler
Arena than the Michigan throng com-
piled when Bobby Knight's Indiana
Hoosiers invaded.
C.C. Fullove and McCallum conver-
ted breakaways into two more easy
layups, and when Toledo coach Bob
Nichols called time out with nine and a
half minutes left, Ball State was on top
27-1$.

Ruling about Title IX not fatal

(Continued front Page 1'
taking the story too seriously, and has
covered the issue "very negatively."
The University's athletic director
Don Canham said, "It (the ruling) is
not going to have a hell of a lot of ef-
-Ject."
THE LAW THAT everyone is talking
about is Title IX of the educational
,Amendments. It basically prohibits
public institutions from discrimination
on the basis of sex. It was first issued in
1972, then revised in 1975, and reinter-
preted in 1979.
One person who is taking the recent
ruling seriously is Uiversity Title IX
coordinator and Affirmative Action
Director Virginia Nordby.
"It (the decision) will have a very
definite impact application to the
University. We are in the district that
the decision covers," she said.
THE JOINER decision may also have
some implications for other areas of
discrimination. According to Nordby,
since the wording of Title VI and other
Tracks
By SARAH SHERBER
With Wire Service Reports
A COLUMBUS - The Michigan track

non-discrimina ory laws involving
race, age and handicaps are similar to
that of Title IX, federal funds may have
to be traced directly to them also as the
Joiner decision stands.
Kathleen Dannemiller of the Ann Ar-
bor school board also said she feared
that the decision could have im-
plications for discrimination laws that
are worded similarly to Title IX. But
she added, "Ann Arbor will not allow us
to cut back (the programs they already
-have)."
The decision was met with mixed
opinions all over the country, but some
of the most confusing comments come
from the Office for Civil Rights itself.
Jean Park, spokeswoman for OCR, in-
dicated that the agency admits the
ruling is law in our area. But she also
added that "there will be no change in
our policy."
That's fine, but the problem is that no
one knows what the OCR policy is. The
new administration is reassessing ,all

policies of the department. The letters
of findings from the investigations of
athletic departments, including the
University's, are still sitting on the desk
of the new secretary, waiting to be
reviewed.
Is Title IX alive or dead? No one
knows at this point. Most are expecting
an appeal to be filed soon and the case
to make its way to the Supreme Court.
But OCR's Besner said for the time
being "the department (of Education
Office for Civil Rights) will continue to
enforce Title IX of 1972 in the area of
athletics and education."
MODEL EDITOR
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP)-Editor
Judy Scheuch doubles as a model for
the magazine on which she works.
In a recent issue of "Woman's Spor-
ts" magazine, she is shown in photos
accompanying articles on jogging
clothes and camping equimpent. She
says she has no plans to pursue
modeling full-time.

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