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Page .10-Tuesday, September 21, 1982-The Michigan Daily
NEW YORK (AP)- The National Football
League Players Association, unable to
negotiate a guaranteed piece of a billion-dollar
pie, yesterday called the first regular-season
strike in the sport's history, effective after last
night's Green Bay Packers-New York Giants
The first game affected will be on Thursday
night, between the Atlanta Falcons and the
Chiefs in Kansas City.
"AT THE conclusion of tonight's game, the
league will be struck," said union president
Gene Upshaw, a guard for the Los Angeles
Raiders. "No practices, no workouts, no games
will be played until management engages in
"We are united. We are prepared to withhold
our services for as long as it takes. The players
of the NFL, as of tonight, will be on strike. We
did not want to get into this position but we are
forced to get management to bargain with us."
Ed Garvey, the union's executive director,
said the players hope the strike "will force the
owners to start bargaining."
JACK DONLAN, executive director of the
NFL Management Council, bargaining arm of
the owners, said the owners "regret that the
union has chosen this path. The only differen-
ces between us seems to be length of a new con-
tract and whether the players will be paid by
individual negotiations or by means of a wage
scale tied to a fund.
"Therefore, we will proceed with our
000 a season, want a guaranteed "unalterably opposed" to bargaining for a
are of the clubs' $2.1 billion wage scale.
ract plus a wage scale based on The owners have a multimillion-loan guaran-
tee to tide them over, but Garvey said the union
through Donlan, have flatly has no strike fund.
scheduled executive committee meeting
tonight and determine our course of action. Af-
ter we have informed our member clubs of our
decisions and what actions they should take, we
will explain our position to the public."
The league responded to the strike with a
two-sentence statement: "We are hopeful that
negotiations will resume promptly aimed at
reaching a solution. Any further comment will
come from the NFL Management Council."
THE STRIKE, the second mid-season in-
terruption of American professional sports in
less than two years, revolved around money. A
50-day strike by major-league baseball players
last summer dealt with movement of free agen-
average of $83,
50 percent sh
rejected the ideas of wage scales and guaran-
teed percentages of any revenue for the
THE DIFFERENCE in the costs of the
packages demanded by the players and offered
by the owners is negligible. The players want
$1.6 billion over four years; the owners have of-
fered $1.6 billion over five years.
The union said it had filed a new unfair-labor-
practice charge with the National Labor
Relations Board Monday following an announ-
cement by the management council that it was
"HOWEVER," he continued, "the players
have been preparing for this for two years.
We'll be able to weather the storm."
The executive council's strike vote was
unanimous. The only member of the board not
present was John Bunting of the Philadelphia
Eagles. He was delayed by a rail strike.
The strike is the result of the owners' and
players' failure to hammer out a new collective
bargaining agreement-the old one expired
July 15-after more than eight months of talks.
ts between teams.
The players, who the
union says are paid an
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Editor's note: This is the sixth in a nine-part series
examing each of Michigan's 1982 Big Ten opponents.
By LARRY FREED
The Minnesota Gophers have come out of the cold this
season and into the new Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
and head coach Joe Salem's offense has heated up to the oc-
casion, making the Gophers a darkhorse candidate in the Big
The nucleus of the Golden Gopher attack is quarterback
Mike Hohensee, who is coming off a banner season in which
he established Minnesota records for passes attempted (328),
passes completed (182), passing yardage (2,412), and touch-
down passes (20).
"THE STRENGTH of our team should be our offense,"
Salem said. "We will center things around Hohensee, and the
experience that the return of all our running backs from 1981
It is the Minnesota backfield that gives Salem a potent.
multi-dimensional attack. With the returning trio of Frank
Jacobs (636 yards, eight TDs), Manny Henry (372 yards),
and Tony Hunter (217 yards), Hohensee will be able to mix up
the play-calling. In addition, Hohensee should be guaranteed
plenty of protection with a veteran offensive line.
"Two starters are missing from our offensive line, but all
other interior people are back and we feel we have some
younger people now ready to take over as starters and fill the
holes," said an optimistic Salem.
HOWEVER, THERE is one area of concern for the offen-
SPOR TS OF THE DAIL Y:
sive-minded Gopher mentor-who will be the recipient of
Hohensee 's aerial show?
"We must find replacements for our starting wide
receivers-Chester Cooper (58 receptions) and Ron Weck-
backer (29 catches)-and that is our biggest concern," Salem
No matter how many points Hohensee and company can
score, however, the Gopher defense still will have to stop the
opposition from getting on the board-something Minnesota
had trouble with last season when it ranked seventh in the
Big Ten, surrendering 26 points per game.
HOWEVER, WITH nine starters returning, Salem expects
a tighter defensive unit than a year ago. "We return nine
starters on defense but have lost two outstanding linebackers
and that is a major concern. We've moved some people
around and we think the moves will help by getting more
quickness into our defensive unit."
With 16 starters returning, Salem is optimistic about im-
proving on his team's 6-5 record. He also foresees a scramble'
for the Big Ten title-one that includes his own Gophers.
"The league will have the best balance it has had since I've
been around," said the'fourth-year coach. "Any one of seven
teams could win it. In my opinion, it will be the most offen-
sive, wide-open league it has ever been."
And if Salem's Gophers are any indication, it will indeed be
a high-scoring season. In their first two outings Minnesota
has put 93 points on the board (57-3 over Ohio U. and 36-10
over Purdue) in the process of notching a 2-0 record.
It could indeed be a season of Minnesota fireworks-the in-
door version, that is.
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T here is a meeting for anyone in-
terested in trying out for the Michigan
men's tennis team this Wednesday at
4:30 p.m. in the Athletic Administration
Building (corner of State and Hoover).
The meeting wil be in the basement in
the large classroom and all candidates
should bring their class schedules.
The actual tryout tournament will be
this Saturday morning. Anyone who is
interested in trying out but is unable to
attend Wednesday's meeting should
contact Brian Eisner at 663-2411 and
leave their name and telephone num-
By LARRY MISHKIN
The Michigan football team was not
the only group of Wolverines that had
trouble with teams from Indiana over
The women's volleyball team opened
its Big Ten season by facing two schools
from the Hoosier state and the
Wolverines were crushed by Purdue on
Saturday in three games before pulling
out a tough give-game match with In-
diana on Sunday.
THE WOLVERINES had high hopes
of knocking off a highlytouted Boiler-
maker squad, a team that coach Sandy
Vong feels could be Michigan's
toughest competition in the Big Ten.
Purdue, however, had no trouble as it
routed Michigan in three straight
games -15-6, 15-1 and 15-9.
"Purdue is a very disciplined team,"
said Vong. "They play a very con-
trolled game and they are awfully big."
The one bright spot in the match for
Michigan was the play of freshman
Jennifer Hickman who, according to
Vong, was a standout in hitting and
The Wolverines, now 6-3 overall,
Michigan Gay Undergraduates
invites all undergraduates to a
SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP PARTY
Lawyers Club Lounge
corner of State and South 'U'
Thursday, Sept. 23, 1982 at 9 PM
for info call 763-4186
r split in
evened their Big Ten mark with a tough
five-game victory over Indiana, win-
ning 9-15, 15-5, 11-15,15-11, and 15-12.
MICHIGAN returns home this
weekend for a Friday night match
against Minnesota and a chance for
revenge against Purdue on Saturday
night. The Minnesota match sets up as
a relatively even showdown as the
Golden Gophers also dropped a three.
game match to Purdue while taking a
five- .game decision from Indiana.
The Minnesota match will start at
7:00 p.m. while the Purdue showdown is
slotted for a 5:00 p.m. start. Both mat-
ches will be played in the Central Cam-
pus Recreational Building.
Stickers open with win
stickers play host to Albion, which will
serve as a good preliminary for this
coming weekend, when the team will
face Michigan State and Purdue in East
-DOUGLAS B. LEVY
DETROIT (UPI) - Pitcher Aurelio
Lopez, citing personal reasons in-
volving his family and the Mexican
economy, gave Detroit Tigers' general
manager Jim Campbell a letter of
Campbell, after a meeting with Lopez
and his agent friend, Bob Kapp, an-
nounced Lopez' suspension from the g
Last Friday, the women's field
hockey team won its first game of the
season in thrilling fashion. With only 17
seconds remaining to play, sophomore
Lisa Schofield took a pass from
sophomore Alison Johnson and drove
home the winning score, for a 2-1 vic-
tory over St. Louis University.
St. Louis took an early 1-0 lead and
held the stickers scoreless for the entire
HOWEVER, Michigan came back tc
dominate the second half, as junior Kay
McCarthy tied the score early in the
half. As for the defense, sophomore
goalie Jonnie Terry faced only eight
shots, making seven saves.
Super-swami Jim Stadler won last
week's Gridde competition with an 18-2
record. Stadler finished in a four-way
tie for first, but won the tie-breaker by
coming closest to picking the score of
the Michigan game. 4
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2. Stanford at Ohio State
e 3. Michigan State at Miami (Fla.)
4. Washington State at Minnesota
5. Pittsburgh at Illinois
6. Toledo at Wisconsin1
7. Iowa at Arizona
8. Northern Illinois at
9. Purdue at Notre Dame
10. Syracuse at Indiana
11. Nebraska at Penn State
12. USC at Oklahoma
13. Missouri at Texas
14. Kent State at Western Michigan
15. Virginia at Duke
16. Georgia Tech at Memphis State
17. Bethune-Cookman at North
18. Boise State at Pacific
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