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The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, January 26, 1983

Page 8

Athletic Dept. contends with debt

ByBOB WOJNOWSKI
While Athletic Department revenues have
remained fairly stable over the past year, expenses
have continued to go right through the roof - the roof
of-Crisler Arena.
"This (Crisler) is the most poorly-engineered
building I've ever seen," said Athletic Director Don
Canham as he addressed the Board in Control of In-
tercollegiate Athletics last night. "What can you say
about a building that has the furnace in the ceiling?
And they have vents up there that suck the cold air in
soyou're paying money to heat the cold air.
"WHEN WE first moved in here we had no press
room, no training room and no lockerrooms. And
they've got a $120,000 tunnel from (basketball coach
Bill Frieder's lockerroom to the visitors'
lockerroom in the football stadium. Now what the hell
dq You need that for?"
The arena now has training rooms and
lodkerrooms, but it doesn't have a whole lot of
storage space, according to Canham.
;We've been toying with the idea of putting another
tunel into the side of Crisler," said Canham. "That

would open up all sorts of storage rooms."
WHEN CANHAM and the rest of the board weren't
talking about Crisler Arena, they were discussing
more important matters:
A committee was appointed to review the awards
that Michigan gives its athletes. Letter jackets are
now running in excess of $100 each and pull-over
sweaters just aren't in'style anymore. Canham wants
to set up a system that rewards deserving athletes
with practical momentoes.
"We need some sort of a system," said Canham,
"to reward national championship teams and in-
dividual champs like (former Michigan tennis star)
Michael Leach.
"IT GETS ridiculous when they award medals to
the top 12 swimmers in the Big Ten. The 1 th swim-
mer in the Big Ten is not a very good swimmer."
* Another committee was set up to investigate the
practice of allowing minor sports teams to hold meets
throughout the year - a practice that is common
throughout the Big Ten.

"You restrict football and basketball to particular
seasons but you have everybody else playing all over
the place," said Canham. "It's not academically
right. We have golf tournaments in October = and I
thought the men's season was in the spring."
" Dr. Paul Gikas, Michigan's Big Ten faculty co-
representative, represented the University at the
NCAA convention in San Diego two weeks ago and
last night he outlined for the final time how the con-
troversial athletic eligibility rule was passed.
"Before the convention started, it didn't look like it
had a snowball's chance of making it" said Gikas, a
professor in the medical school. "Once we got there
we thought it might pass with a roll call, and then
finally it passed by a 3 to 1 margin. Originally we
weren't going to vote for it, but we changed our min-
ds."
" Though figures weren't made public, the
Michigan Athletic Department coffers are dwindling,
according to Canham. "We're not in very good
shape," he said. "By year's end we could get in
trouble."

Ogrodnick, Gare lead
Wings past Canucks

By ADAM SCHWARTZ
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Despite giving up two
goals in the first five minutes, the
Detroit Red Wings came back to beat
the Vancouver Canucks, 6-2, last night
at Joe Louis Arena.
Vancouver got the scoring under way
with only 1:09 gone in the first period,
when Stan Smyl, the Canucks' captain,
scored his 21st goal of the year with an
assist going to Thomas Gradin. Rick
Lanz then scored for the visitors at the
4:44 mark of the period, only 10 seconds
after Detroit had successfully killed a
Vancouver power play.
THE RED WINGS finally began to
show some life when Paul Woods scored
midway through the opening period.
Detroit tied the game with only eight
seconds left in the period on a shot by
Orgrodnick, who was named the num-
ber one star of the game.
When asked if this period-ending goal
gave him any personal lift, Ogrodnick,
who had three assists in the second
period, replied, "It always gives; you

extra confidence to score a goal that
late in a period."
The Red Wings demonstrated this ex-
tra confidence, scoring four unan-
swered goals in the second period.
Detroit captain Danny Gare, voted the
game's number two star, scored two of
those goals, his 16th and 17th of the
season. His second goal, the Red
Wings' sixth, was set up by a series of
beautiful passes from newly acquired
Ivan Boldirev and Ogrodnick.
DETROIT GOALIE Greg Stefan, the
number three star of the game, did not
give up another goal following the early
two, though he was tested throughout
the contest. Stefan's play in the second
period brought many oohs and aahs
from the more than 10,000 fans in atten-
dance.
The third period saw Vancouver take
one more shot, 15, than in the first two
periods combined.
"It was one of our best (games),"
said Detroit coach Nick Polano. "The
second period may have been the best
period all year for us."
He also added that he wasn't worried
when the Red Wings fell behind 2-0
early in the game. "Too many times
this has happened to us and we have
been able to come back," Polano said.
With this victory, the Red Wings
raised their record to 12-26-12, thus
holding onto fourth place in the Norris
Division. The Canucks' record fell to
16-23-10, keeping them in fourth place in
the Smythe Division.
Billboard
There will be a meeting for the
women's volleyball club tomorrow
night at 7:00 p.m. in the main gym at
the CCRB.

Straight from the
source's mouth r
By RON POLLACK
The good, the bad and the
uglyo ickup basketball
A sportswriter's thoughts while waiting 30 minutes to get in a
basketball game at the Central Campus Recreational Building.
* They play more defense in the NBA than at the CCRB; and that includes
a game between the Chicago Bulls and Denver Nuggets. At least in the NBA,
they play defense during the last three minutes of the game. At the CCRB, no
one bothers because if you lose just get a drink of water, rest up and play
against the weary winner of the next game.
SDon't you just hate it when you get in a game with a guy who calls every
infraction imaginable. I remember one time, a player called a'three-second
violation on his opponent. His opponent just laughed and told him to go to
hell. Everyone on both teams thought this sound advice. When it comes to
pickup games,give me a bruising match over a closely-called one any day.
Let's face facts, most people playing in pickup games are hacks. If every
foul and lane violation were called, the game would never end. If you're
going to call a foul, you'd better have a black and blue mark to back it up.
" Never picksa guy for your team who is wearing a bandanna. Never
choose someone who is going bald and trying to hang onto his youth. Never
play on the same team as a guy who is wearing black socks.
" Always team up with a player who is at least half as good as he thinks he
is.
" Never try to draw a charge. Never call a charging foul.
Gunning from the outside
" Most useless teammate: the guy who throws up bombs from three-point
range. He has great form in doing so, but he almost never makes the shot.
The worst thing that can happen is for him to make one. This just reinforces
his belief that he is a great outside shooter and he fires away with greater
frequency.
. After the ball is brought past midcourt, 1.2 passes are made before a shot
is taken.
s The question, "Hey man, can I run with you?" is asked every 1.2 minutes.
* Have you ever noticed that when a girl plays in an otherwise all-male
game, nobody wants to'guard her? If you shut her down, everyone says "so
what." But if she burns you for a bucket, you never hear the end of it.
* If your basketball rolls over to another court, the odds are one in three
that someone will toss it back to you.
" Nothing is more enjoyable than seeing a weekend jock block the shot of,
or steal the ball from,a member of the Michigan basketball team during the
off season. Nothing is more annoying than list ning to that same weekend
jock talk about this fact for the next three years.
* Nothing is more ridiculous than choosing teams by way of free throw
shooting. The five guys who make their free throws always destroy the five
who miss theirs.
* It sure is great to have a place like the CCRB where you can relax and rid
yourself of the tensions of studying. Just go there and throw a few elbows,
get in a fight because your opponent is hand checking you and argue
vociferously over who knocked the ball out of bounds. What a way to relax.
" Don't you just love to get in a game against the TA who made your life so
miserable for an entire semester? Don't you just love blocking his shot?
Don't you just love elbowing him when no one is looking? Don't you just love
laughing at him? Don't you just love walking into class the next term only to
find out that he is once again your TA, that he hasn't forgotten what hap-
pened on the court and that he isn't a forgiving sort?
" Have you ever noticed that whenever someone's shot inadvertently hits
the backboard and then goes in, he acts as though he meant for the ball to go
off the glass the entire time?
f There is nothing mote upsetting than driving all the way to the CCRB and
then realizing that you forgot your student ID. Wait a minute, I take that
back. There is nothing more upsetting than walking all the way to the CCRB
and then realizing that you forgot your student ID. Wait a minute, I take that
back. There is nothing more upsetting than having a breakaway layup and
the people taking practice shots at the basket getting in your way. Wait a
minute, I take that back. There is nothing more upsetting than having
someone call a three-second violation on'your teammate. Wait a minute. .

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AP Top Twenty

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1. UCLA (28).....,.........13-11
2. Indiana (25) ...............14-1 1
3. North Carolina (5) .........15-3 1
4. UNLV (1) ..................16-0
5. Memphis State (1)........14-1
6. Virginia ...................15-2
7. St. John's ..............17-1
8. Louisville .................15-2
9. Houston....... ........15-2
10. Kentucky ...............13-3
11. Villanova ..............12-3
12. Arkansas .................15-1
13. Missouri... ...........14-3
14. Iowa ....... ...........12-3
15. Georgetown ............13-4
16. Minnesota ..............12-3
17. Illinois State ...........14-1
18. Syracuse..............13-1
19. Wake Forest ..............13-2
20. Oklahoma State.... .....13-2
UPI Top Twenty
1. UCLA' (22)...............13-1
2. Indiana (15)..............14-I
3. North Carolina ...........14-3
4. Virginia ..................15-2
5. Memphis State............14-1
6. St. John's ................16-1
7. Louisville (1) ..............15-2
8. UNLV (1)...............16-0
9. Houston ................15-2
10. Kentucky ................13-3
11. Arkansas .................14-1
12. Villanova..............12-2
13. Missouri......... .....14-3
14. Illinois State ............13-1
15. Georgetown.............13-4
16. Iowa ...................12-3
17. Minnesota .. .....12-3
18. Syracuse ...............13-3
18. Washington State ........13-2
20. Wake Forest ..............14-2

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