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SPORTS

Page 11

he Michigan Daily

Friday, November 21, 1980

'M' icers hope to

'badger' Wisconsin

w By GREG DEGULIS
With the Wisconsin Badgers invading Ann Arbor this
eekend, the Michigan icers are scrambling around sear-
hing for the shutout 'hex' the Wolverine football program
s hung on the necks of Wisconsin athletes.
Bo's boys registered their fourth consecutive shutout
ver the Badgers and the Michigan hockey team hopes to
taket:ieed of their football counterparts by firmly placing a
shtAigt 'hex' of their own on Wisconsin necks tonight apd
tonofrow night at Yost Arena.
Unfortunately for Michigan hockey, the skating Badgers
represent Wisconsin better than their gridiron comrades.
Wis onsin hockey enjoys an 8-2 overall record including a 4-

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2 mark in the crucial WCHA contests for fourth place.
Last weekend the Badgers split with unpredictable
Notre Dame, losing the Friday night game in overtime 5-4
and winning the-second game of the series 4-0 on a brilliant
shutout by freshman goalie Terry Kleisinger.
Thus far in WCHA competition, goalie-Kleisinger has
assumed the enviable role of 1980-81's new 'Paul Fricker'.
Similar to Michigan goalie Fricker last season, Kleisinger's
rookie status does not infer 'freshman mistakes' to use an
Al McGuire term. After six WCHA contests, Kleisinger fin-
ds himself ┬žecond in the league with an excellent 2.71 gpg
average. The Badger goalie also received a nomination for
WCHA player of the week for last weekend's performance.

Helping Kleisinger garner the low goals against average
is senior All-American defenseman Theran Welsh.
Although Welsh's point total has dropped from years
previous, Coach Bob Johnson explained that 'Welsh is a
team player. He's not concerned with points."
Offensively, the Badgers' leader is junior right winger
Ron Vincent with 23 points on six goals and 17 assists and
freshman center John Newberry with a team high 11 goals.
Aiming to freeze the offensive surges of the Badger duo
Vincent and Newberry will be the diligent Wolverine defen-
se led by goalie Fricker. The sophomore netminder and the
rest of the Wolverines split with the Huskies of Michigan

Tech (winning 5-4 Friday, losing 5-3 Saturday) in Houghton
last weekend, prompting acting coach John Giordano to
comment.
"We played pretty well defensively, but the offense left
something to be desired," noted Giordano. "This week
we're emphasizing reducing the number of shots on us per
game. We're working on a goal of 27 shots per game (by the
opposition)."
If Michigan's defense accomplishes that goal and the
offense (led by a defenseman Steve Richmond - 17 points)
dents the nets for a few goals of its own, the Wolverines may
continue the 'hex' placed on Wisconsin tonight and
tomorrow at 7:30 in the cozy confines of Yost.

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GRIDDE PICKS
Before heading down to Columbus to
witness the annual Blue slaughter of the
Buckeyes, remember to turn your
Gridde Picks in to the Daily at 420
Maynard by midnight Friday. The win-
ner, as always, will receive a free,
delicious one-item pizza from Pizza
Bob's.
1. MICHIGAN at Ohio State (pick score)
2. Iowa at Michigan State
3. Indiana at Purdue
4. Minnesota at Wisconsin
5. Southern Cal at UCLA
6. Oklahoma at Nebraska
7. Brigham Young at Utah
8. Kentucky at Tennessee
9. Washington at Washington State
10. Yale at Harvard
11. Mississippi at Mississippi State
12. Texas at Baylor
13. Arkansas at Southern Methodist
14. Tulane at Louisiana State
15. Colgate at Rutgers
16. South Carolina at Clemson
17. Kansas at Missouri
18. C.W. Post at Merchant Marine
19. Iona at Brooklyn College
20. DAILY LIBELS at Ohio St. Lantern
(Friday night)

FAN-FA RE appears every other Friday in the
Daily. Send your letters to the Michigan
Daily-Sports, 420 Maynard, Ann Arbor,
MI 48109. Letters should be less than 250
words in length. Unsigned letters will be
published only in unusual circumstances.
To the Daily:
(Ron Egan, a University sophomore
enrolled in the School of Engineering, is
famous for writing poems in honor of
key Michigan games. The following is
his poetic interpretation of tomorrow's
Ohio State battle.)
A buckeye is a tiny nut that grows upon a tree
It's one thing in this world I'd never choose to be
A Wolverine's a gutty animal, they're scared of no one
They'dI take on anything, you 'llnever see them run
A l year we've heard about this team at Ohio State
And everyone tells us they're really great
Well Buckeyes, I have some news for all of you
Your team will succumb to the Maize and Blue
On !November 22nd, your Buckeyes will see
Why they should have stayed up in that Buckeye tree
I'l start by telling you about our offensive line
S'mn sure you've heard by now that they're really fine
They're all quite big'bu' they are also quick
And ready to make your defense look pretty sick
At center, George Lilja is one of the best
You can bet he's ready for the OSU test

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One of our tackles is known as "Big Ed"
One hit by him and you'd be better off dead
Bubba Paris is the tackle on the ther side
When your defense sees him they' run offand hide
At guard we have Kurt Becker and John Powers
They'll help send your Buckeyes crawling back to the showers
With an offensive line like this we just shouldn't lose
And now prepareyourselves for some more bad news
As usual, this Michigan eam just loves to run
I in sure Our backs are going to have some fun
At tailback you ma see Butch Woulfolk or Larry Ricks
But w 11 gain yardage no matter which one Ho picks
Stan Edwards, at fullback, is ready to play
"He doesn't want to lose in Columbus tha day.
With our lineNblowing open hole afterhole
All of our backs will be ready to roll
Johnny Wangler has control of the team
To beat OSU would fulf ll his dream-
But, ifsomehowyour defense manages to
Shut down the running of the Maize and Blue
John will step back and throw the ball
Because it takes running and passing to make OSU fall
And the man catching the ball wears number one
Which is right where we'll be when the game is done
Anthony Carter, who's better known as A. C.
Knows what the outcome of the game will be
You may ask "What about when OSU has the ball?"
Well, that's when our Big D will be making you fall
The only time Art Schlichter won't be uier attack
is right after the defense knocks him flat on his back
Andy Cannavino. you 'i hear that name all day
And Paul Girgash will be sure to get in Art's way
Mike Trgo vac and Mel Owens will be on Arts bak too
Schlchter will be covered with a blanket of Maize and Blue
If somehow he manages to get the ball away
Then our secondary will make the big play
Brian Carpenter and Marion Body really love to
Grab the ball that the other quarterback threw
And remember last year, when Michigan couldn't kick
Well. I'm sorry to tell you this and make you all feel sick
But we're not going to miss out o any more Rose Bowls
Due to the fact that we can't kick field goals
This year we have a good change
Because Ali doesn't miss when he's within range
If, for some reason, we should have to punt the ball
With confidence, Bo will give Don Bracken the ball
So I'll only say this once, for all of you to hear
You won't win on a blocked punt this year-
Down to Columbus wil eom tBund his men
To become Big Ten champion ce again
I've-told you all of what you will see
But now 1'7l tell you what the outcome wilt be
When those final seconds tick off the clock
The OSU fans will all be in shock
Because the roses will be going to
the team decked out in Maize and Blue
Ron Egan
'M' harries
set for
NCAA meet
ByJOHN KERR
The NCAA cross-country champion-
ships will be held in Wichita, Kansas
this Monday, and the Michigan harriers
will be there, battling for a spot as one
of the nation's top 10 teams.
The Wolverines qualified for the
10,000 meter NCAA race by placing
second in the NCAA District IV Cham-
pionships last weekend.
MICHIGAN HARBORS no hopes of
coming home with a national title, since
the University of Texas at El Paso, the
overwhelming favorite to win the race,
will have seven Kenyans competing in
the meet. Other tough teams include
Penn State, Arkansas, Eastern Ten-
nessee, and Western Kentucky.
Wolverine Coach Ron Warhurst still
feels, however, that Michigan can place
in the top six if everything goes right.
"If we can get five guys (of the seven
Michigan runners) to have their best
races, we could finish in the top six,"
said Warhurst. "It should be Indiana
and us battling it out for a spot in the top
10," he continued.
Warhurst is not sure who Michigan's
seven runners will be yet, but he did say
that he thinks the Wolverines Dan
Heikkinen, Brian Diemer, and Dave
Lewis have agood shot at becoming All-
Americans. In order to qualify for All-
American status, Heikkinen, Diemer.
and Lewis must be among the top 25
Americans to cross the finish line.
Heikkinen is currently an All-
American, having won that honor in
last year's NCAA meet.

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