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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, March 1, 1983-Page 9

A.C. grabs Pf

By RON POLLACK
Just as he did with a football the past
four years, Wolverine flanker Anthony
Carter took the money and ran Satur-
day by signing a multi-year contract
with the Michigan Panthers.
The three-time All-American signed
for $2.4 million over four years, accor-
ding to a member of the Panthers'
organization. Carter will receive $1.1
million of that money as a signing
bonus.
CARTER ENDED two months of
speculation about his professional foot-
ball career by flying to Detroit Satur-
day morning with his agent, Bob Woolf,
to sign the contract.
The 5-11, 161 pound receiver stressed
the importance of staying in Michigan
in explaining his decision.
"I just had the opportunity to play in
the state of Michigan in front of people
who have been good to me," said Car-
ter. "I had no idea where I'd play in the
NFL. I might have ended up
somewhere way out where I wouldn't
be happy."
CARTER WILL join the team today,
and begin practice tomorrow at the
Silverdome in preparation for the Pan-
thers' season opener, March 7, against
the Birmingham Stallions in Bir-

Carter sig

worth$2.
mingham, Ala.
"The only adjustment I have to make
is in the system and to the quarter-
backs," said Carter. "As far as con-
ditioning, I've worked out."
Carter said Herschel Walker's
decision last Wednesday to join the
USFL did not have any influence on his
own decision.
"NONE AT all," said Carter. "I
made up my mind Tuesday to sign, but
decided to wait a few more days. He
didn't sign until Wednesday.
Throughout Saturday's press con-
ference at the Panthers' offices, Carter
appeared extremely tense. It was only
after much prodding that
photographers and cameramen got him
to smile.
"We've signed a 100 papers, said
Panthers' general manager Jim
Spavital. "There's been a lot of waiting.
That takes a lot out of a young man."
WHILE CARTER was reserved
throughout the press conference,

L
4

inther gold
agent. Until that time, talks had stalled
But once Woolf became involved in the
negotiations, they moved swiftly along.
"ANTHONY basically relied on my
judgment of what was fair and
44 i tio nequitable," said Woolf. "I won't go into
mn the terms, but it's my duty, Ifelt, to
Spavital found it difficult to control his secure the future for Anthony, and his
enthusiasm. future is secure. y
"When the New Jersey Generals "The ownership here had more of an
signed Herschel Walker, they had interest in Anthony Carter as a human
people lined up for seasons tickets," being than as a player than I've ever
said Spavital. "We think Anthony Car- seen before," continued Woolf. "That
ter will also sell tickets. He gives us just was a bit extraordinary. They wanted
as much credibility as Walker, because to make sure he'd be productive after
105,000 people saw Anthony play every he's done playing."
week and that's more than ever saw The Boston-based attorney addel;
Herschel Walker. Everybody in "The team has been very patient. Tfi$
Michigan and the Big Ten has heard of contract is very sophisticated. I'm gld q
Anthony Carter." Anthony made the decision he did.I
Everybody in the NFL has also heard have a lot of faith in this league."
of Carter, but Spavital said he doesn't SPAVITAL CALLED the
I just had the opportunity to play in the
state of Michigan in front of people who
have been good to me. I had no idea where i
I'd play in the NFL. I might have ended up
somewhere way out where I wouldn't be .
happy.' -Anthony Carter'

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Wolverine star wide receiver Anthony Carter will be wearing number one
for another Michigan team this year -the Panthers.

Whct you missed

think the elder league will be able to negotiations, "a long, hard struggl;
woo Carter from the USFL once the but Anthony is a Michigan Panther
receiver's new contract ends. now, and we're very pleased to have
"I THINK by that time he'll be here him."
to stay," said Spavital. "He won't be in- Just as he did in college, Carter will
terested in the NFL. The NFL is no big wear the number one as a professional.
deal." - "I wanted it," said Carter. "I asked

Men, women tracksters
tne upfor championships
WHILE MOST Michigan students
were taking a week off from their
hectic schedules over spring break,
Michigan's indoor track and field
teams were busy preparing for the
upcoming Big Ten and NCAA cham-
pionships.
The men's squad readied itself by
outscoring 21 other teams for top

second in 4:02.34.
At the Silverton Invitational, pole
vaulter Dave Woolley cleared a per-
sonal best of 16-0 while taking top
honors, and Johnny Nielson grabbed
the shot put title with a toss of 57-0.
Harper won the long jump by jum-
ping 24-8 while Bill O'Reilly cap-
tured the mile crown in 4:10.98.
THE MICHIGAN women tuned up
by taking six individual titles and
setting three varsity records at the
Huron Relays at Eastern Michigan
on February 18.
Freshman Sue Schroeder set a
new varsity standard while winning
the 1000 meters in 2:49.2. The other
records came on Lisa Larsen's
4:32.2 1500-meter victory and Bren-
da Kazinec's :39.17 second-place
finish in the 300 meters. Melanie
Weaver placed second in the 1500
meters behind Larsen with a time of
4:32.3.
Sue Frederick-Foster and Martha
Gray both qualified for the NCAA
championships in the 800 meters
with a one-two finish in 2:09.15 and
2:12.57.
The Wolverines' other first place
finishes came from Lorrie Thornton
in the 55-meter dash (6.94), and
Joanna Bullard in the high jump
(5'8").
-JOE EWING
Grapplers take fourth
Four was the magic number for
the Michigan wrestling team at the
Big Ten championships last
weekend in Iowa City. Not only did
the Wolverines finish in fourth place,
but they qualified four individuals
for the NCAA Championships, Mar-
ch 10-12 at Oklahoma City.
Michigan's Scott and Rob
Rechsteiner, Tim Fagan, and Kirk
Trost allearned spots in the NCAA
tournament. The Rechsteiner's each
finished second in the conference
meet, Rob in the heavyweight class
and Scott at 167 pounds, while Fagan
(fourth at 158 pounds) and Trost

(fourth in the 190 division) were
granted at-large bids.
The defending NCAA champion,
Iowa, easily won the conference title
with 200 points. Michigan State was
second with 81112, Minnesota third at
771/2, and Michigan fourth with 6512.
-JOHN KERR
Cagers win one, drop three
The women's basketball team en-
ded its nine-game losing streak by
defeating Purdue, 78-74, at Crisler
last week. But the Wolverines also
dropped games to Illinois, Indiana,
and Ohio State over break, leaving
their record at 4-20, 2-12 in the Big
Ten.
After an 87-77 loss to Illinois,
Michigan came back to beat Purdue
behind Peg Harte's 27 points. The
Wolverines almost made it two wins
in a row at Indiana the following
week, but fell short 72-68. The
Wolverines trailed the first place
Hoosiers by 18 points with five
minutes to go but rallied to make it
close. Peg Harte led Michigan once
again with 29 points. Sunday the
Wolverines lost, 74-60, at co-Big Ten
leader Ohio State. Connie Doutt
came off the bench to lead Michigan
with 14 points. -PAUL HELGREN
Tankers drown MSU, 82-31
The Michigan men's swim team
closed out its regular season last
week by trouncing Michigan State,
82-31. Kirstan Vandersluis and Lan-
ce Schroeder led the Wolverines
with three first places each.
Michigan'sAll-Americanadiver
Bruce Kimball overcame a stiff
challenge from Spartan Mike Brown
to win both the one- and three-meter
diving events.
Michigan finished off its dual meet
season with a perfect 6-0 record (5-0
in the Big Ten). The team left for In-
dianapolis this morning where it will
be competing in the Big Ten Cham-
pionships Thursday, Friday and
Saturday.
-MICHAEL REDSTONE

'Op-ranked teams
down women netters
The women's tennis team spent
last week in California encountering
tough competition against first-
ranked USC and third-ranked
UCLA.
The week started badly with the
Wolverines salvaging only one win
by Karen Milczarski against UCLA.
Things picked up when the netters
smashed Cal. State-Fullerton 7-1.
But at the University of California-
Irvine, the Wolverines lost any
chance for further victories that
week. Marian Kremer, Michigan's
top singles competitor, tore car-
tilage in her knee and must hang-up
her tennis shoes for at least two
weeks and possibly the rest of the
season. After Kremer's injury,
losses to Pepperdine 7-2, and USC 9-
0, predictably followed.
-PAULA SCHIPPER
Indiridual gymnasts
excel at two meets
According to coach Newt Loken,
the Michigan men's gymnastic team
had "exciting and stimulating
meets" when it travelled to the
UCLA Invitational and Houston last
week.
Suffering from the loss of senior
Dino Manus (shoulder) and fresh-
man all-arounder Gavin Meyerowitz
(dislocated knee cap) to injuries, the
Wolverines fared badly in team
scores. On the individual level,
however, Loken's statement was
right on the mark.
At UCLA, Kevin McKee was first
on floor with 9.7, Rick Kaufmann
gained fourth on rings hitting a 9.7,
and Milan Stanovich swung a 9.65 on
high bar for fifth place. Individual
Wolverines continued to excel in
Houston, too. This time, Kaufmann
grabbed first on the rings with 9.65
and Nevin Hedlund scored an im-
pressive 9.4 on pommel horse.
-PAULA SCHIPPER

Carter concurred that he is not using
the USFL as a springboard to the NFL.
"Not at all," he said. "I'm just concen-
trating on the USFL."
While the ability to stay in Michigan
played a major factor in Carter's
decision to sign with the Panthers, so
too did his decision to hire Woolf as his

for it."
In addition to being number one in
number, Carter is now the Panthers'
top receiver.
"He's the best receiver we've g
now," said Spavital. "We needed a'
great receiver with great speed. We
think Anthony Carter has that speed.

Donakowski

... qualifies for NCAA's
honors at the Central Collegiate
Championships on February 18 and
19 at Kalamazoo, and by running in
its own Silverton Invitational on
February 25.
THE WOLVERINES were paced
at the Central Championships by
Gerard Donakowski's two mile vic-
tory in a time of 8:38.66, and Todd
Steverson's fourth place finish in the
500 meters in 1:02.49. Both times
were good enough to qualify for the
NCAA's.
Long jumpers Derek Harper and
t Vince Bean placed one and two with
leaps of 24-10 and 24-8%, while miler
Brian Diemer crossed the line

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AP
Top Twenty

Koch runs away with Doral Open

1. Houston (42) ............23-2
2. Virginia (15) ............23-3
3. Louisville ............24-3
4. Villanova ...............21-4
5. Arkansas ...............24-1
6. UCLA (1) ...............21-3
7. Kentucky ..............20-5
8. North Carolina ..........23-6
9. Nevada-Las Vegas ......24-2
10; St. John's ..............23-4
11. Indiana ...... ......20-3
12. Wichita State ...........23-3
13. Missouri ...........22-6
14. Ohio State ..........18-7
15. Boston College ........20-5
16. Georgetown ..........19-7
17. Memphis State .......19-5
18. Syracuse ...............18-6
19. Tenn.-Chattanooga .....21-3
20. Purdue ................18-6

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MIAMI (AP) - Gary Koch slammed
the door on any potential challengers
with a two-under-par 70 and coasted to
a five-stroke victory yesterday in the
rain-delayed windup of the Doral-
Eastern Open Golf tournament.
It was, said Ed Fiori, who finished
second, simply no contest this sunny,
windy day.
"GARY JUST outplayed us out. He
only missed one shot and I was seven or
eight shots down by then and it didn't
matter," Fiori said. "We were never in
contention."

Koch, who hadn't won for five years,
established a four-stroke lead in Satur-
day's third round, then had to wait
through a day's rainout before attem-
pting to defend that lead.
He defended it well. No one got close
over the final 18 holes. His margin was
as high as seven shots at one time and
he coasted home. Extremely windy

weather prohibited anyone from
making a major move.
"It was fortunate for me the con-
ditions were the way they were," Koch
said. "With the wind like that, I knew it
would be difficult for anyone to shoot a
good round. That provided me with the
luxury of having my pars look pretty
good."

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