Page 12-Friday, November 14, 1980-The Michigan Doily
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Gridde picks," said Hoffman. If you
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1. Purdue at MICHIGAN
2. Ohio State at Iowa
3. Michigan St. at Minnesota
4. Illinois at Indiana
5. Wisconsin at Northwestern
6. Oklahoma at Missouri
7. Notre Dame at Alabama
8. Georgia at Auburn
9. Clemson at Maryland
10. Nebraska at Iowa St.
11. Duke at N. Carolina St.
12. Princeton at Yale
13. Florida at Kentucky
14. Oregon St. at Oregon
15. Washington at Southern Cal
16. Penn St. at Temple
17. Central Michigan at Western Michigan
18. Eastern Michigan at N. Illinois
19. District of Columbia at Bowie St.
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When the rugby club finishes a mat-
ch with an oppdnent, neither team
heads for a locker room. There are no
post-game interviews, no hot showers,
no trainers waiting with bundles of
towels. Not even a coach who is ready
to give them a post-game inspirational
Instead, there is usually a keg of beer
waiting along the sidelines, along with a
few hearty souls who have braved the
normally chilly weather to provide
some encouragement and give the
event some glorified air.
MAKE NO mistake about it - the in-
tensity that is displayed on the field is
real. Rugby is a sport known for its ex-
treme physical demands and mental
toughness. It is no wonder that the
eager group of men who ramble up and
down Elbel Field each weekend in the
spring and fall like to spend a few
moments relaxing after a rather
"There's lots of tradition in the game,
as well as camaraderie," says club
president Dan Schimpke. "It's a social
sport; everybody's friends."
With a schedule that overlaps that of
the football team, fan interest in the
rugby club is often minimal. But there
are advantages to playing in relative
obscurity, and, thus, in a relatively
pressure-free situation. The club is
very accommodating as far as
academics go, for instance. And there
is only one rule of thumb; if you don't
show up for practice, you don't play in
that Saturday's game.
The ruggers are presently 6-2 on the
season and riding a five-game winning
streak, including last Saturday's 22-4
romp of Scioto Valley. The 'B' team is 5-
Most of the club's regular season
competition consists of in-state city
clubs. The only two losses that the 'A'
team has suffered came at the hands of
the archrival Detroit Rugby Club and
Cincinnati. Michigan winds up its
season against Ohio State in Columbus
attraction to rugby, he replied, "A
friend got me interested in the club here
at the University. Anyways, most per-
sons start playing rugby in college -
there isn't much exposure to it before
college." Schimpke delegates the
coaching duties to a captain and vice-
captain, who run all the practices.
Although similar to football, rugby
involves even more body contact.
Because players wear no pads, a casual
observer might conclude that a high
proportion of injuries would occur. But
most consist of bumps, bruises and
'There's lots of tradition in the game, as well as
camaraderie. It's a social sport, everybody's
-Rugby Club President Dan Schimpke
516 E. Liberty, 66S5475S
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schools tangle on the gridiron.
BEING THE only existing rugby club
in Ann Arbor, this self-governed and
managed Michigan club sport features
about 45 participants. More than half-of
the athletes are students, and three-
fourths are involved in the University
community. The remainder of the
squad is composed of former Michigan
students, as well as several local
Schimpke, who operates in more of
an administrative than coaching
capacity, is also one of the team's high
scorers. When asked about his initial
cuts, rather than broken or fractured
bones. Most of the members feel that it
is a great way to get out physical
aggressions and have fun at the same
The club is sponsored by the Univer-
sity's recreational sports department.
According to Schmipke, club sports
coordinators Dick Pitcher and Michael
Sawyers have been very supportive of
the club's efforts.
Although not a very publicized club
sport, the ruggers do all of their own
advertising and recruiting. The fall
season runs from September through
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