Page 8-Wednesday, January 20, 1982-The Michigan Daily
SPOR TS OF THE DAIL Y
UPI TOP TWENTY
North Carolina (41) ....13
2. Missouri (1) ..........14-0
3. Virginia ................ 16-1
4. DePaul ................. 15-1
5. Texa ... ............ 13-0
6. Minnesota .............. 11-2
Iowa .................... 11-2
8. Idaho ...... i ............ 15-0
9. Kentucky ............... 103
10. Oregon State ......... 12-2
11. Georgetown ............ 14-3
12. Tulsa ................... 12-2
13. San Francisco .......... 15-2
14. Arkansas ............... 11-2
15. North Carolina State .... 13-2
16. Kansas State ......... 12-2
17. Louisville ............... 114
Alabama ............... 12-2
19. Villanova ............... 12-2
20. Fresno State ............ 13-1
AP TOP TWENTY
1. North Carolina (60).....13-0 1,219
2. Missouri (1)...........14-0 1,126
3. Virginia .................16-1 1,115
4. DePaul ..................15-1 997
5. Minnesota ...............11-2 857'
6. Iowa ....................11-2 811
7. Texas ...................13-0 762
8. Idaho..... .............15-0 710
9. Kentucky ...............10-3 699
10. Tulsa..... .........13-2 602
11. San Francisco.........15-2 562
12. Oregon State ............12-2 541,
13. Georgetown, DC ........14-3 510,
14. North Carolina State ....14-2 422
15. Arkansas ...............11-2 404
16. Alabama ...............12-2 274
17. Louisville ...............11-4 187
18. Kansas State ...........12-2 180
19. Houston ..............11-3 126
20. Tennessee ............11-3 122
Sherrill named Texas A&M coach
PITTSBURGH (AP)- Jackie
Sherrill, who guided Pittsburgh to an
11-1 record and a No. 4 college football
ranking last season, resigned yesterday
to become coach and athletic director
at Texas A&M. Michigan head coach Bo
Schembechler turned down an offer by
Texas A&M last week.
Sherrill, who said he would be suc-
ceeded by Serafino "Foge" Fazio,
Pitt's defensive coordinator, would not
disclose specifics of his 10-year con-
tract at A&M, except to say that he will
receive a base salary of $95,000. Accor-
ding to published reports, the contract
is worth between $2.25 million and $3
AT COLLEGE Station, Texas, A&M
President Dr. Frank Vandiver said
Aggies' head football coach Tom Wilson
had been fired.
Wilson, who took the Aggies to a 6-5
record last season, had refused to
resign and demanded his assistant
coaches be paid for six months if they
"He was informed that he will
receive his regular salary for one year
and that all of his assistant football
coaches will be paid their regular,
salaries through May 31 of this year,"
PLAYERS AND members of A&M's
athletic staff said they regretted the
way Wilson was fired.
"Nobody should be treated that
way," 4aid A&M interim athletic direc-
tor Wally Groff.
Sherrill told reporters that the
money-and the security it will bring
his family-was the main factor in his
"If this decision was solely made on
emotions and sentiment, there is no
question I'd be here," Sherrill said
calmly at late afternoon news con-
"It was strictly a logical decision
made with my head. You get to a point
in life where your family is important,
and that was my most important con-
sideration," he added.
Bears to seek Ditka
CHICAGO (AP)- Owner George
Halas was quoted yesterday as saying
he will offer the Chicago Bears' head
coaching job to Mike Ditka, a former
Bear All-Pro tight end and now an
assistant coach with the Dallas
The Chicago Sun-Times reported in
today's edition that HalaS talked with
Ditka by phone yesterday morning and,
when asked specifically if he planned to
offer Ditka the job, the 86-year-old
owner replied, "I will, yes."
A SECRETARY for the Cowboys'
organization said Ditka was in Mem-
phis for a speaking engagement.
Neither Halas nor Ditka could not be,
reached for immediate comment.
However, Ditka already has stated his
desire to take over the National Foot-
ball League club and is expected to ac-
cept such an offer.
Halas requested and received per-
mission from Dallas General Manager
Tex Schramm to talk to Ditka even
before the Bears' owner fired Neill Ar-
mstrong January 4 after a disappoin-
ting 6-10 season.
However, lialas, according to NFL'
Ditka; preferring to wait until after the
Cowboys' season ended..
When San Francisco eliminated
Dallas from the playoffs Jan. 10 and
Halas did not move immediately to hire
Ditka, there were rumors that Halas
had others in mind for the job, including
George Allen, former Bear assistant
and one-time head coach at Los Angeles
Tigers waive Papi
DETROIT (AP)- The Detroit Tigers
asked waivers on veteran utility in-
fielder Stan Papi for the purpose of
giving him his unconditional release,
General Manager Jim Campbell said
Papi batted .204 in 40 games last
season for Detroit. He was obtained by
the Tigers in May 1980 from the
Philadelphia Phpllies' organization, and
batted .237 in 46 games during the 1980
The 30-year-old infielder broke into
the majors with St. Louis .in 1974 and
also has played for Montreal and
Boston during his major league career.
Tigers spokesman Dan Ewald said
any team can pick up Papi in the next
six days. If Papi is not picked up, he
becomes a free agent
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Canton's Hall o Fame..
' . Cadillac' of sports museums
"Where are you from?"
"The Pro Football Hall of Fame, right?"
"Right,"I respond for the thousandth time.
That's the city's claim to, well, fame. One weekend per annum, in late
July/early August, Canton finds itself on the map as the host of "Pro Foot-"
ball's Greatest Weekend." Yep, that's what they call it. Bigger than Super
Bowl weekend. (It's amazing that the NFL office lets that get by.) The im-
mortalization of mortals does that to people. And if anything is an immor-
talizing experience, it is that weekend in Canton, where the finest of foot-
ball's finest receive the game's highest honor-induction to the Hall.
Just up the road from Ann Arbor, in Pontiac, 29 members of the media will
take time out from this week's pre-Super Bowl festivities (don't laugh, there
might be a festivity or two in Pontiac) to determine which grid greats will
receive that honor in 1982.
Those who receive the necessary 80 percent of the vote will then converge
upon the northeastern Ohio city of 200,000 in mid-summer. They go expecting
to receive tributes, to be applauded; what ensues is invariably more than
any of them anticipate beforehand.
Parties, fashion shows,
honorary dinners, honorary
breakfasts-the town comes out
in full force. When the National
Football League approved Can- .
ton, home of the Bulldogs, the fir-
st professional team, as the site
of the Hall in April, 1961, it made
a good choice. The area is a foot-
ball hotbed; when ' Canton Football Hall of Fame
McKinley upended Cincinnati Moeller-yes, it was a bad year for Gerry
Faust-the place exploded in celebration. The popularity of football and the
presence of the.Hall of Fame are mutually reinforing factors. Thus, it is not
difficult to envision the level of appreciation which the citizens show for
those who once roamed the football field.
Enshrinement Day begins with a parade, a very large, colorful parade
through city streets. Then comes the moment of truth. The enshrinees are in-
troduced by a person of their choice, often a coach. Through the sponsor's
speech, the impact of the moment becomes more and more visible in the
face of the honoree..Then he walks to the podium to thunderous applause and
is presented with a bronze bust in his own image. That bronze bust always
seems to get 'em.
To Earl Schreiber, President of the Board of Trustees of the Hall, wat-
ching huge, powerful, awe-inspiring physical specimens disintegrate into a
bundle of tears and gulps has become old hat.
"Marion Motley (former Cleveland Brown fullback, now a Hall of Famer)
always tells them, before they start to talk, 'Make sure you've got two
speeches, and make thp one real short 'cause if you start to crack up you can
get off,' "Schreiber chuckled.
"Once they arrive, we don't allow them to make a public speech," he con-
tinued. "All of the activities of the week build up. When they go through that
parade in a town of 200,000 peopleand see 300,000 lining the streets, it makes
them feel real important."
Then comes the game. Always anticlimactic.
That is what the men selected as the Class of '82 can look forward to. To a
man, those who have gone through the experience call it their greatest thrill.
Like its counterparts in baseball, basketball, and hockey, the football Hall
is much more than a one-weekend attraction. It is open year-round, and the
result of the continuous innovations is ever-increasing attendance (up 8.5
percent in 1981 from '80). From the moment you walk in the door and gape at
a larger-than-life Jim Thorpe running at you, you are inundated with football
'memorabilia, more than one can observe in a single day. For the non-
football fan, don't waste your time. It's a must for everyone else, though.
Schreiber is not at all shy about the quality of the Canton Hall (which, in-
cidentally, has an Executive Director named Pete Elliott, a former
Wolverine gridder). "We're the Cadillac of the sports museums," he says.
"We attract more people (approximately 230,000 in 1981) here than any of
the others, and through conversations with other people, it is pretty much
conceded that we're the best."
If you don't believe Schreiber, how is then-President Nixon for' support?
"He wasn't in this building two minutes before he threw us off schedule
because there were so many things he wanted to see," Schreiber recalled.
"What was scheduled for a half-hour trip turned intoan hour-and-a-half
You're talking about keeping Henry Kissinger on hold.
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