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Page 10-Friday, February 5, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Johnson tabs Michigf
By DREW SHARP reasoning," said Wolverine defensive
Anthony Carter may still have one co-ordinator Bill McCartney. "A kid
season remaining with the Wolverines, looks at the stability of a program.
but that doesn't stop Michigan coach Bo When Bo stayed here, it proved once
Schembechler from planning ahead for and for all that he'll always be at
an heir apparent to the two-time All- Michigan. That looks good to recruits."
American. But with less than a week until high
Enter Gilvani Johnson. school seniors can officially sign letters
THE DETROIT Northern senior's of intent (Wednesday, February 10 is
verbal commitment Wednesday to at- the first day), McCartney refused to
tend Michigan this fall has opened comment on other possible recruits
speculation that he will become the Michigan has lined up for next season.
eventual successor to Carter's "IT IS A NCAA violation to give out
wingback position. The 6-2, 180 poun- any information on a recruit until they
der,.who runs the 40 in 4.5 seconds, at- sign," McCartney added. "The NCAA
tributed his decision to Schembechler's decided that revealing information
refusal of an offer to coach at Texas prematurely might sway the recruit's
A&M. thinking so they enacted this law a few
"I was impressed with his years ago.
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THE SPORTING VIEWS

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"We have a few players who hav
given us verbal committments, but w
cannot reveal any information. The ki
can reveal where he's going before thi
date (February 10), but the Universit
cannot."
'McCartney said that Michigan expec
ts to sign "around 20 players" nex
Wednesday.
Hall of Famer Pregulman
Former Michigan All-American,
Merv Pregulman, is one of 11 forme
college football stars who was named t
the National Football Foundation'
College Football Hall of Fame on Sun
day.
Pregulman; who, received Al
American honors in 1943 as a tackle
also played center, guard an
linebacker for Fritz Crisler from
1941-43. A vital cog in Michigan's singh
wing offense, Pregulman was an a
curate passer often passing from cen
ter.
A native of Lansing, Pregulman wa
the captain of the 1939 state champio
Lansing Central High football team an
was named captain of the all-state tear
for that year.
-LARRY MISHKI
with AP report
IM scores,
WEDNESDAY
Basketball
Residence Hall
58 Corridor Bongers 46, Oxford A 41
Flectcher Hall A 41, Zukowskis A 23
.Huber 60, Adams Spasms 38
Fraternity Division
Alpha Phi Alpha 107, Theta Xi 40
Sigma Alpha Mu 62, Acacia 30
Evans Scholars 46, Kappa Alpha Psi 37
Beta Theta P165, Nu Sigma Nu 36
Independent
Gunners 75, Trotter House 61
Jones County 60, Wildcats 39

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dozen roses you can give
a piece of real gold.
What a beautiful surprise to discover
that the money you might have spent on
long-stems is enough for a real gold ring'
or chair' or earrings.
We have a great collection of Karat
Gold Jewelry and we'd be happy to help
you pick something out for the occasion
coming up.I
Give real gold. It'll outlast flowers by a
lifeti me.

' HE WORD HAS been going around that with the recent
o demise of the Michigan men's basketball team, there
s are no good basketball games to be found in Ann Arbor. The
. result is a surplus of Michigan fans anxious to see some win-
ning basketball.
l- The word, however, is wrong.
, Does Diane Dietz, Peg Harte and 13-6 mean anything to
d you?
m Well, for those of you who have never attended a Michigan
e women's basketball game, Dietz and Harte are currently
C_ pacing the 13-6 team to its best season ever and a possible
n. NCAA tournament bid.
How about the figures 300 and 9,000?These are the average
s attendance figures for the women's and men's games respec-
n tively.
d It seems funny that so many people go to see the men and
m complain about the lack of winning basketball but never
bother to attend a women's game. In fact, it's strange that
N hardly any Michigan fans go to see the women's team.
s Of course, there are the common reasons for not going-in-
cluding the games aren't exciting, the team has no talent and
nobody cares.
Well, it's time some new light was shed on the subject. It
may be true that the women's team has been unspectacular
for the last few seasons, but this year's version is a different
story.
Harte to Harte
With the freshman Harte joining her older sister K.D.,
Dietz, and the rest of the squad, the Michigan women have
passed last year's number of wins (12) and with Tuesday
night's 77-64 victory over Western Michigan, the team has
equalled its record for most wins in a season (13), with seven
games still remaining. A few more victories, including win-
ning the Big Ten Tournament next weekend at Michigan,
State, could earn the women an NCAA bid.
A stranger watching a game in Crisler Arena, though,
would never guess how successful the team-is based on how
many people show up.
"It (the attendance) is disheartening for the girls because
they are winning," said head coach Gloria Soluk. "I know it
takes time to develop fan support but I thought by now more
people would be showing up."
More people should show up. Andy Purvis, a sophomore
band member who plays at all the women's home games
said, "It would be nice if the place (Crisler) was fuller. We
(the band members) are all behind the team. I enjoy going to
the games. They're really doing well now and hopefully
they'll keep winning."
But people still say that the games are not exciting. "I
think the women's games can be more exciting than the
men's," said Purvis. "The (30-second) shot clock helps keep
the game moving and doesn't allow for a stall which can
really make a game boring."
The women really do put on an offensive show every game,
averaging close to 70 points a game. In their home outing last

watch the women 's teamI
Saturday (attendance 270), every member of the team had at
least one basket as Michigan blew Wayne State off the court,
88-62.
And then there's Dietz and Harte. Dietz is in third place on
Michigan's all-time scoring list for both men and women with
1,915 points through Tuesday's game. This puts her ahead
such male notables as Rudy Tomjanovich, Phil Hubbard, a
RickeyGreen.If she can average 12 points a game for the last
seven games (her average now is 20.9 a game) she will
become4 the first woman in Michigan history to reach the
2,000 point plateau and join Mike McGee and Cazzie Russell
as the only three Michigan players ever to reach that mark.
Look out McGee
1Harte, only a freshman, has 405 points, averaging 21.1 per
game. Incidentally, Eric Turner is averaging around 12 poin-
ts a game. When McGee was a freshman, he averaged 19
points a game. If Peg can average 18 points a game the r
of the way, she will pass McGee's 531 points as a freshman
and could make a run at his career mark before she
graduates.
So the excitement is definitely there as well as the talent,
but still no one comes to the games. How do the players feel
about this?
"It doesn't really bother me because I'm self-motivated,"
said K.D. Harte. "Still, a good crowd would be nice. We just
have to be patient. You have to win games for people to come
and we haven't done that in the past."
"I've gotten used to it," said Dietz. ' I would like to se
crowd but we have to play whether people show or not."
Not only would a good crowd show the team that the school
is behind them, but it could also be a big plus for the women.
"A large crowd could make the difference in a close
game,", said Soluk. "When the men won in overtime (over
Ohio State last week), the crowd really helped them and got
them fired up. There's got to be students who are looking for
exciting things to do. They should try coming to one of our
games.'"
Dietz agrees with her coach. "A big crowd could turna
game around for us. Without a crowd it forces, us to d'
deeper down:"
It's time students began supporting the women. Footbal
games are always sold out and when the men's hoop team is
winning, CFisler is full. So now the women's basketball team
is winning and people should give it the same support that
they, give the other teams.
The women have a big game tomorrow afternoon against
Detroit, following the men's game against Illinois. Those who
go to see the men should stick around and see just how good
the women are. Those who don't want to see the men should
go out to .Crisler around 3:30 p.m. anyway and see the
women. What the hell, give them a chance.
Despite all the talk,- there is an exciting and winnii
basketball team in town, the Michigan women's basketbal
team. Those who choose to continue to complain about the
lack of good basketball don't have to go see the women if they
don't want to, they just have to shut up.

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