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The Michigan Daily,

Sunday, January 17, 1982

Page 7

Bo s

Texas A&M

C o tAccording to H.R. Brij
By DREW SHARP of the Board of Regents
Bo Schembechler decided to spend Schembechler rebuffed
his "first day back" as Michigan head million contract to becor
football coach yesterday the same as and athletic director of t
any other college coach would do in the offer included $60,00
off-season-recruiting prime high school-Schembechler's
school talent., Twenty-four hours salary was $60,030 atn
earlier, the Michigan football program $140,ooW from outside sou
was in limbo, uncertain whether it Canham was unavail
would lose the 13-year Wolverine coach ment on the Michigan co
to an extravagant offer from Texas University President H
A&M. said that it was compe
The dust has finally settled over the salaries of other major c
Schembechler . offer and subsequent coaches around the count
rejection, although a few unsolved "WE TRY TO relateo
pieces to the puzzle remained yester- those at other univer
day morning. Shapiro, who met with
ONE, WHAT was the actual offer bechler and Canham Thu
given by Texas A&M? Reports of the after the offer had been m
package ranged from $2.25 million to as dealing with engineers, w
much as $3 million. And, two, what the best engineers are m
counteroffer did Athletic Director Don the country. We do the sa
Canham present to Schembechler to economic professors
help him make his decision to stay in coaches. It is the Univer
Ann Arbor? be competitive."

ight, Chairman
at Texas A&M,
a 10-year, $2
me head coach
he Aggies. The
00 from the
1981 coaching
able for com-
unteroffer, but
arold Shapiro
titive with the
college football
our salaries to
rsities," said
both Schem-
ursday evening
made. "If we're
we look at what
making around
ame thing with
and football
sity's policy to

Shapiro would not elaborate on what
the exact deal with Schembechler con-
sisted of, saying that "the matter is
between Mr. Schembechler andeMr.
Canham." But since Michigan is a
state-supported university, its em-
ployees' salaries are required to be
released for public inspection. Shapiro,
however, would not reveal when the
terms of Schembechler's new contract
will be released publicly.
The $140,000 sum which A&M offered
Schembechler from outside sources
raised some questions in regards to the
moneys' source.
"We were not involved in that," said
Harry Green, Jr., president of the
Aggie Club, which consists of alumni
who pay for the school's athletic
scholarships. "Our sole job is just to
raise money for the scholarship
"I guarantee you that the outside
source mentioned is not the Aggie Club.
All of our money is given to the athletic
department, but that goes solely to
scholarships. That's what it says in our
state charter, and if we violate that
charter, we lose the opportunity to pay
for those scholarships.,"

trip Illinois
The Michigan men's gym-
nastics team took a decisive vic-
tory over Ithe Fighting Illini of
Illinois, 266.80-261.85, yesterday
at Crisler Arena.
Coach Newt Loken was
satisfied with the triumph, for a
variety of reasons, but one in par-
ticular. "I am happy about the
team's victory over last year's
Big Ten champions," he said.
by tumblers Milan Stanovich,
Mike McKee and Merrick Horn
gave the Wolverines an early
lead in the meet.
But Illinois' superiority on the
pommel horse, despite Michigan
captain Nevin Hedlund's im-
pressive score of 9.05, sent the
Wolverines into the next event,
the still rings, with a deficit of
more than three points.
Michigan's Al Berger took first
place on the rings with a score of
9.20, however, to draw his team
within half a point. Loken later
described Berger's overall per-
formance as "one of his best days

Daily Photo by KIM HILL
WOLVERINE TUMBLER Merrick Horn performs on the rings in yes-
terday's dual meet defeat of Illinois at Crisler Arena. Horn's performance,
together with high scoring by Milan Stanovich and Mike McKee, helped
boost Michigan to the win.

0 G
Sports Info refugees...
...a long vigil
I T WAS LIKE being snowed in at an airport. Nobody would leave for fear
of missing that plane everyone so valiantly a'aited. Such was the case all
day and part of Friday night as a battalion of Detroit and national media
breathlessly anticipated the arrival of Michigan legend Bo Schembechler to
reveal "The Decision."
Well, not quite breathlessly-they'd have all been blue in the face long
before Bo even considered announcing his decision. Nobody can hold their
breath from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., the approximate time span many media
folks spent camped out at the Michigan Sports Information Department.
Why were these respectable and recognizable personalities sprawled all
over the hallowed hallways of Sports Info? Well, one of the most important
Michigan football stories in quite awhile was "brewing," as they say, and
nobody even thought of vacating the temporary refugee camp at State and
The refugee list read like a Who's Who of Detroit media: Joe Falls, Lynn
Henning, and Jerry Green of The Detroit News, Jim Hawkins and Mike Mc-
Cabe of the Detroit Free Press, Steve Garagiola of Channel 7, Jim Price of
QVannel 2, Jim Brandstatter of Channel 4, along with the networks' bulky
camra equipment, nottomention the bulk of Big Jimbo, Phil Pierpont of
the Both News Service, Harry Atkins of the Associated Press, Wayne
beNeff of the Ann Arbor News, Frank Beckmann of WJR, and of course, the
Daily boys. With all of these reporters and broadcasters concentrated into
one small area, the race was on. Open all ears, talk to your contacts, an
have pen and pad poised-who can confirm Bo's decision first?
Battle of network stars
The most intense rivalry, due to the similarity in deadlines, is played out
amongst the Detroit television stations. At 2:00 p.m. all three networks plunk
down their apparatus in front of the table where Bo is supposed to speak.
Channel 2 gets the best of this battle, as they occupy the center. Channel 7
has a helicopter buzzing around and that flying machine brings comments
from the gallery. "Doesn't that cost $1200 an hour?" someone asks a Channel
7 cameraman.
"So," he says. "This is big time, baby. This is big bucks. We're talking
$250,000 a year," in reference to Bo's reported offer. That's why everyone is
there. Let's watch Texas oil money woo a Midwest legend.
Five o'clock rolls around and the networks begin to perspire. Garagiola
wires himself up and awaits instructions from Dave Diles. After about half-
an-hour of fidgeting, Garagiola goes 'live from Ann Arbor' for about 20
seconds. All that fuss for 20 seconds.
Let me try that, says Brandstatter. Big Jim heads to the Sports Info
hallway, and he goes 'live from Ann Arbor.' A few publicity-seekers slip into
the background of the picture. What a treat-you get to see yourself live on
television. Who cares? is the response.
Falls runneth over
More time to kill. Falls decides to play sports information director, as he
assumes John Humenik's desk and makes phone calls like he owns the place.
"That's just Joe Falls' nature," someone explains. Beckmann, Brandstat-
ter, Price and Garagiola decide to play pool, and then Hawkins jumps at the
opportunity and shoots the next game. By the time Bo gets here, they could
be sharks. Don't play pool for cash with Beckmann-he's pretty good.
If Bo isn't here, then the next best interview is pounced on. Poor Bill Mc-
Cartney. The defensive coordinator is sought by every media person for
comments, and he says it's "50-50." That prediction, plus the rumored
resignation/firing of Texas A&M coach Tom Wilson seems to hammer the
last nail in the coffin. Bo must be leaving, and the tension heats up.
Another time for his arrival is announced. 8:15. This time it sounds formal.
But didn't 11:00, 2:00,4:30 sound formal, as well? The reporters grumble and
head back to the coffee and coke machine room: No pop left, but.., wait,
there is student assistant Jay Hill with yet another case of cold beverage.
Hawkins suggests that Don Canham is holding the media there in order to
make money on the increased volume of beverage sales. In fact, Hawkins
quips that Canham will make Bo another offer with the revenue from the
coke machine. Can you see Canham counting quarters with Bo? It would
take a lot of quarters to match A&M's offer, though. Where is Bo?
In the meantime, more pool, more old Sports Illustrateds, more cigaret-
tes, more jokes, more phone calls, and more television. "Dukes of Hazzard"
and "Dallas" fans hope Bo can fit his schedule around these intellectual
productions. "Dallas" fans lose, as Bo enters with a somber Canham at ap-
proximately 9:00 p.m. "The Decision" follows, more interviews, and at
about 10:00 p.m., the vigil ends. The media hopes that Bo won't make
another decision like this for 13 more years.



Michigan ties Irish, 2-2

With a goal in the last 54 seconds of
regulation play, Notre Dame robbed
the Michigan hockey team of a one-
goal victory last night at Yost Ice
Arena, as the two squads played a
scoreless overtime for a 2-2 tie.
Irish icer Dave Poulin was the
proverbial thorn in the Wolverines' side
with the tying goal. From the right side
of the goal, he flipped the puck onto
Michigan goalie Jon Elliott's arm, and

it rolled up. over his right shoulder and\
dropped squarely into the net.
PRIOR TO the goal it looked as
though the Wolverines had a 2-1 victory
in the bag. With only a minute-and-a-
half left, Irish defenseman Jim Brown
was sent to the penalty box for holding.
The one-man advantage was not suf-
ficient to hold off Notre Dame, though.
The game got off to a rather slow
start, as both teams failed to capitalize
on numerous early scoring oppor-

tunities until Wolverine Brian Lun-
dberg lit the scoreboard on a Wolverine
power play at the 13:55 mark.
The goal came just one minute after
Irish defenseman John Schmidt was
sent to the penalty box for charging.
The Wolverines exploited their one-
man advantage, as Lundberg took a
Steve Richmond pass from the face-off
circle and rifled it past Notre Danie
goalie Dave Laurion into the corner of
the net.
NOT TO BE miffed, the Irish were
quick to retaliate as left winger Bill
Rothstein made golden a Dave Pouline
pass to even the score and end the first
period in a 1-1 deadlock.
Both teams came back from the
locker room to start the second period
with, quite literally. the .nfighting
spirit-the penalty box seemed nearly
as busy as the ice. The Wolverines,
however, were the only ones able to
make a mark on the scoreboard when
winger Brad Tippett notched his ninth

Powerless play

goal of the season on a Wolverine
power play at 8:14 of the period.
The Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
native notched the period's only goal
less than a minute after Irishman Mark
Doman was called for holding. Tippett
took a Richmond pass up the middle,
faked left, and then planted a backhand
shot into the open right side of the cage.
THE REMAINDER of the period
remained scoreless, despite several
power play opportunities for both
squads, including a two-man Michigan
advantage in the latter part of the
Wolverine goalie Elliot proved to be
impenetrable throughout thed'di~bd
period, during which he thwarted 24
Irish shots on goal. The freshman made
a total of 51 saves and was the game's
"First Star"award. Notre Dame's
laurion stopped a total of 29.
Michigan plays host to Michigan
State Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at Yost
Ice Arena.

Scoring:1. M-Lundberg (Tippett, Richmond)
13:25; 1. ND-Rothstein (Poulin, Logan) 14:10.
Penalties: M-McCriiamon (tripping) 5:43;
MD-Schmidt (charging) 12:58.
Scoring& 2. M-Tippett (Richmond, Lundberg).
Penlaties: ND-Chapman (roughing) 2:51;
M-Richmond (roughing) 2:51; ND-Doman
(holding) 7:41; M-Yoxheimer (tripping) 11:31;
M-Speers (slashing) 13:58; ND-Bowie (slashing)
16:45; ND-Ricci (high-sticking) 17:04;
M-Kobylarz (roughing) 19:29.

Scoring: 2. ND-Poulan (unassisted) 19:06.
Penalties: ND-Brown (holding) 17:50.
Scoring: None.
Penalties: None.


ND-Laurion ....... 9


24 13
9 9



Blue women tumblers top Illini

Sophomore Kathy Beckwith did it all
for the women's gymnastic team
yesterday at Crisler Arena, finishing
first in each of four events and cap-
turing the all-around title to lead the
Wolverines to a 137.55-126.80 victory
over Illinois.
Coach Sheri Hyatt was impressed
with her team's performance as the
Wolverines notched their season-high
point total. "I'm super-pleased," she
said. "This is the score we've been
shooting for all week in practice. I was
impressed with the beam score (33.45),
which we improved by two points."
BECKWITH set new season highs in
the all-around (35.75), balance beam
(9.00) and floor exercise (9.0), while
tying her high score of 9.05 in the vault.
Sophomore Nancy Papows also had a
good meet for the Wolverines, earning a
second place in the all-around with a
34.15 apd tying Beckwith for first place
honors in the floor exercise with a 9.00.
Freshmen all-arounders Dayna
Samuelson and Christy Schwartz
placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in
that event.
Looking ahead to the Big Ten Cham-
pionships on Feb. 12-13 at Crisler Arena
and beyond that to the AIAW Nationals
in early April, Hyatt is optimistic that
the team is right on schedule. She said
that a tally of 140 is the goal the
Wolverines are shooting for to place
them in the Nationals.




With five Michigan swimmers win-
ning two events each, the Wolverines
easily outdistanced Wisconsin, 74-39, in
Madison on Friday. "I thought it would
be a lot closer," said senior Frenando
Canales, who won the 200-yard freestyle
and the 400-yard freestyle relay, "But I
didn't have any doubt we would win."
Canales was joined by Ron Merriott,
Mark Noetz l, BrucesGemmel, and
Kevin Willimo as Michigan's
multiple winners. Wolverine coach Gus
Stager said the Wolverines had a
"good, consistent performance, and the
times were good." He was particularly
pleased with Merriot, who won the one-
and three-meter diving events, Noetzel,
who grabbed the 59- and 100-yard
freestyle, Gemmel, the 200-yard in-
dividual medley and 200 yard
backstroke winner, and Williamson
who finished first in the 500- and 1000-
yard freestyle. -KAREN FLACH

Tracksters first at MSU
Special to the Daily r
EAST LANSING- The Michigan
women's track team captured six first
places yesterday on its way to a top-
spot finish at the Michigan State In-
vitational. The Wolverines ran up 105
points, while their nearest rival,
Michigan State, could muster only 74.
Michigan's 880 relay team of Cathy
Sharpe, Renee Turner, Lorrie Thor-
nton, and Brenda Kazinec took first
place with a time of 1:43.3, while Thor-
nton also captured a first in the long
jump with a leap of 19'2/2". Melanie
Weaver also gathered two first places.


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