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SPORTS
Thursday, March 19, 1981

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Page 8

Cagers
travel to
Syracuse
with ,NY,
in mind

By SCOTT LEWIS
Special to the Daily
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - After two
decisive NationaltInvitation Tour-
nament victories, the Michigan basket-
ball team has been rewarded with an
all-expenses-paid trip to New York.
Everyone loves New York. Isn't that
what the people sing in the commer-
cial? For head coach Bill Frieder and
his team, however, the trip East came a
bit earlier than they might have hoped.
They would just as soon have preferred
to stay home for their NIT quarterfinal
game, or maybe visit Tulsa or Min-
neapolis.
WHAT'S WRONG with Syracuse?
Nothing at all, except when you're
playing its basketball team in front of
25,000 hollering fans, many of them
dressed in bright orange. Tonight, the
Wolverines (19-10) take their act to the
Carrier Dome, where they will meet the
NIT's hottest team, the Syracuse.
Orangemen.
A sixth place finish in the Big East

conference and a lackluster 15-11
regular season record prevented
Syracuse from reaching the NCAA
Tournament for the ninth straight year.
Over the past two weeks, however, the
Orangemen have caught fire, capturing
the conference tournament title and
'knocking off Marquette and Holy Cross
in the NIT. They hope to make
Michigan their sixth straight post-
season victim.
And there won't be a supportive
Crisler crowd this time, exhorting its
Wolverines to shake loose from their
first-half lethargy. Instead, the
Michigan players will look into the
stands and find a sea of orange -
screaming, howling, and cheering
wildly.
Michigan guard Johnny Johnson ,
who went to prep school in nearby Buf-
falo and knows several of the Syracuse
players quite well, remarked that to
beat the Orangemen, "Everybody has
to be at his best. Most of all, we can't let
that crowd intimidate us."

SYRACUSE IS ALMOST unbeatable
at home. During the Orangemen' s 17
years in cozy Manley Field House, they
ran up a 190-28 record (.871), including
a 57-game home winning streak. Prior
to moving into the enormous Carrier
Dome last fall, they had lost only five
home games in the past ten seasons.
Blocking out the effects of the crowd
is only part of the Wolverines' task if
they plan on extending their visit to this
state. Syracuse features an explosive
running offense and strong board play
underneath,' a combination which
sometimes spelled trouble for Michigan
during the Big Ten season.
"They are an exceptional basketball
team," Frieder said Tuesday. "In those
five (post-season) games they out-
rebounded their opponents by an
average of 12. They're quick and they
are a much better team now that
(guard Marty) Headd is out of there
and Leo Rautins is playing."
RAUTINS, A 6-8, 215-pound forward
who transferred from Minnesota last

year, scored 21 points Monday during
the Orangemen's 77-57 pasting of Holy
Cross. Since Syracuse head coach Jim
Boeheim inserted Rautins into the star-
ting lineup, replacing the injured
Headd, the Orangemen have gone un-
defeated.
Syracuse's most exciting player is 6-4
sophomore forward Erich Santifer.
Area basketball fans are probably
familiar with Santifer, a native of Ann

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Arbor who starred at Huron High
School. A starter ever since arriving at
Syracuse, he is averaging 13.2 points
per game.
Joining Santifer and Rautins in the
front court is 6-11, 235-pound centerDan
Schayes, son of former NBA great
Dolph Schayes. The senior pivotman
leads the team in scoring and reboun-
ding (14.9 ppg/8.6 rpg).

Cagers'-Corner
MICHIGAN (19-10) SYRACUSE (20-11)
40-Mike McGee, 6-5 Sr. (24.1) ..... F .... 40-Erich Santifer, 6-4 So. (13.2)
45-Thad Garner, 6-7 Jr. (10.0) ..... F.......11-Leo Rautins, 6-8 So. (8.7)
15-Paul Heuerman, 6-8 Sr. (7.9) .,. C .... 44-Dan Schayes, 6-11 Sr. (14.9)
34-Johnny Johnson, 6-4 Sr. (14.5) .. G ....... 30-Tony Bruin, 6-4 Sr. (11.0)
24-Marty Bodnar, 6-3 Sr. (7.5)..... G........22-Eddie Moss, 6-2 Sr. (6.6)
GAME TIME: 8:05 p.m., Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y.
TV/RADIO: No commercial stations'in the Detroit area will be. telecasting
the game. However, the game will be shown on Detroit's ON-TV,
Lansing's WILX-TV (Channel 10), and the Madison Square Garden
cable network. Radio Stations WWJ-950 and WAAM-1600 will also cover
the game.

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By LARRY MISHKIN
With spring just around the corner
and spring football practice starting,
Michigan"students, alumni, and fans
are preparing to order their football
season tickets with hopes of receiving
* good seats.
The man in charge of the whole ticket
operation, Al Renfrew, Athletic Depar-

tment ticket manager and former
Michigan hockey star and coach, will
try to please everyone, but realizes it is
an impossible job.
"TICKET DISTRIBUTION for foot-
ball has a lot of hassles," he said. "We
try to improve peoples' seats each year,
but they don't realize it. We try to run
the operation as smoothly as possible
but there will always be a few

problems. Michigan athletics are just
too good!"-
Renfrew should know. He has been
associated with University sports for 27
years, first as a hockey player while a,
student here and later as coach of the
icers before taking over his current job.
As a hockey player, Renfrew was one
of the better skaters ever to wear the
Maize and Blue. Eighth on Michigan's
all-time scoring list with 91 goals and 81
assists for 172 points, he was a team
member for four years, from1945-1949
and was the team captain his senior
year. Playing on the wing, he was a
member of the highest scoring line in
Michigan hockey history, and he helped
lead the team to their first ever NCAA
championship in 1948.
RENFREW RECALLED a personal
performance and winning the NCAA
title as his two biggest thrills while a
player. "Scoring four goals to beat
Minnesota for the Big Ten title was a
very big moment for me," he said. "But
winning the NCAA championship was a
great thrill because we were the first
Michigan hockey team to ever win a
national hockey title. It was just a nice
feeling to be part of that team.
"We were a unique team. We were an
outstanding group of 10 or 11 guys that
played together for four years. We were
a very close group," Renfrew said.
Following his graduation from
Michigan, Renfrew played hockey for
the Detroit Auto Club for two years
before hanging up his skates and
moving behind the bench.
RENFREW'S FIRST coaching job
was at Michigan Tech where he coached

the Huskies for five years before
moving on to North Dakota for one
year. In 1958, he took over the Michigan
hockey program and was the team
coach for 16 years, compiling an overall
record of 222-207-11 including one
national championship and five Big Ten
titles.
While Renfrew cited his 1964
Michigan team winning the national

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togetherness of the whole
Midhiga i ' fam iiy is uniii q e
learn fits into the pattern.'
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them a fine team which was very com-
petitive and fun to watch. "I had hoped
that they would take it all. I really.,
thought they had a shot at the title," he
said.
Renfrew also said that he missed
being involved with the hockey
program but enjoys his current job and,
takes pride in what he has accorfi-
plished. "The students didn't use to

championship as a big moment, he said
that his biggest thrill as a coach was
turning around the Michigan Tech
hockey program from a 2-18 team his
first year to an NCAA finalist within
five years.
But still Renfrew's heart lies with his
old school and team. "The loyalty and
togetherness of. the whole Michigan
family is unique and special and the
hockey team fits into the pattern," he
said.
AS FOR THIS year's Michigan icers,
Renfrew had nothing but praise, calling

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Managing Michigan's
Lands: A Symposium
Panel Discussion on Use of Public Lands
Thursday, March 19 2:00 Lawyers Club
PANEL MEMBERS:
-Howard Tanner
Director, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
-Thomas Washington
Executive Director, Michigan United Conservation Club
-Richard Burgess
Director, Michigan Oil and Gas Association
-Ken Sikkema
Executive Director, West Michigan Environmental Action Council
MODERATOR:
-Joseph Sax
Professor, University of Michigan Law School
SELECTED TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Future oil development on state lands and in the Great Lakes
-Recreational conflicts on state lands and waters
-DNR management policies
Presented by:
-Environmental Law Society 763-2176
-L.S.S.S. Speakers Committee 665-0018
-M.S.A. 763-3242

trust the people who worked here (the'
ticket office) but now I think that they
do. They realize how much the program.
has been improved over the last few
years," he said.
Renfrew used to do color fot x
Michigan's football games as well as
announce hockey games, and he calls
broadcasting his second love. However,
he says he has not had time to pursue it
more.
Of course he has no time. Michigan
plays Syracuse tonight in the NIT and
someone has to organize the '
distribution of Michigan's allotment of
tickets.
IN SCORES
TUESDAY-.
Independent
Mash 2, Spud Boys 0 (forfeit)
Mash 12, vagrants 8
Fraternity 'A'
sigma Chi 2, Acacia 0
Sigma Phi Epsilon 2,Evans Scholars 0
Women's
Sweetie Pis 2, Michigan House 1
Thronson IV 2, Bogey Busters 0 (forfeit.)
Graduate
Phi Alpha Kappa 2, DSD C' 0
Agent Orange 2, DSD F' 0
Co-Rec
Cert Denied 2, Hospital Administration 0
George's Giants 2, H.W. Demons 0
K.U. Jayhawks 2, Habs 0
High Balls 2, E Umlauts 0
Basketball
Men's All Campus 5-9
Mad Dogs 58, Old Gang 51
Apocalypse Now 36, Law Senators 25
Show Buz Kids 43, Suburban 7 41
The Gords 41, MBA Wild Midgets 36
Women's All Campus 5-6
Happy Hoopsters 36. Hunt 26
Bush 12. Humor 10

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