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Page 8-Saturday, March 12, 1983-The Michigan Daily

JIErtbian 'Iip t'
Entertainment at Crisler .. .
... basketball is enough
"Sweet Caroline... "
I quickly checked my calender to make sure I wasn't supposed to cover a
Neil Diamond concert instead of the Michigan basketball game. Nope, Irwas
right on time for the Wolverine cagers.
"Song, sung blue..."
Hold on a second. Is this someone's idea of a sick practical joke. I must
still be hallucinating after having to put up with my roommate watching the
Jazz Singer 10 times on cable.
"Today we're corning to America..."
I started to break out in a cold sweat. Suddenly my worst fears were
realized as I turned around and saw Him.
Standing in front of me was a cross between John Travolta and Diamond,
clad in a leather jacket, a shirt unbuttoned to his waist, and the clincher,
leather pants. No, not any ordinary leather pants, but ones with three zip-
pers on them, two full length from waist-to-ankle. I don't know about you, but
I've always done fine with the standard one-zipper model.
Luckily I wasn't the only one phased by this awe-inspiring figure. Eric Tur-
ner, Dan Pelekoudas and the whole squad did double-takes as they entered
the court. Even Turner's four-year-old brother Jason, the cutest thing this
side of the real ET, probably asked his parents for an explanation.
But just as Jason, Eric and the other 11,581 faithfuls at Crisler Arena were
getting over this musical shock, the PA announcer dropped the bombshell.
"For those of you who have inquired, our musical performer tonight is Ty
Be serious.
If you expect me to believe Ty's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Cool, you'rei
sadly mistaken. I think he could have come up with a stage name a hell of a
lot better than Ty Cool.
I was still laughing, thinking about
Mr. Cool, when I was asked to join
his companion, Pam Wallace, in the
s aNational Anthem.
She did a nice job, but things were
starting to get ridiculous.
Finally, much to my relief, the
game started. Both teams came out
sluggishly in the first half. The
reason: Ty Cool. Let the elder Tur-
ner explain.
"When I came out to shoot, the
music sounded like we were playing
our last game - ever," said the
Wolverine co-captain, who does not
profess to own any Ty Cool records.
"We were trying not to listen to the
music, it was a sad type of music."
But buoyed by Cool's and
Wallace's half-time renditions of
Chicago and The Wiz, Turner and
company came out strong and cut
the lead to 48-45 with 11 minutes
remaining. Then it happened.
Michigan caught fire and bombed
Tv Cool the highly-regarded Iowa out of the
. .. who hired this guy? And why? stadium, 66-60. The reason, you
guessed it, Ty Cool and his gang had
left the arena.
Once the teen idol of the '80s had departed Crisler, the Wolverines seemed
to snap into high gear. They reeled off nine unanswered points and
proceeded to coast to victory.
Things got so bad after the game for the Hawkeyes that they actually
busted in the visitor's lockerroom door. Upset over the loss? A little. But
what really miffed Lute Olsen and his gang was that Ty had left before
autographing their albums of "Ty Cool's Greatest Hits".
The really sad part of the whole evening is this could set a bad trend. A
struggling Michigan club's victory coincides with Crisler singing debut. I
could just imagine next season. Eric Becher and the Michigan Band invite
Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger and Rick James as the team rolls on
toward the NCAA's. They finally reach the finals where Earth, Wind and
Fire volunteer to spark the ball club. The possibilities are mind-boggling.
I don't mean to imply that Cool and Wallace were bad. On the contrary, he
sounded just like Diamond. In fact, some people might have even confused
the two.
But Ty was about as out of place singing at Crisler, as Bill Frieder would
be playing in his-starting line-up. He should keep his act confined to the
stage, not the court.
For the fans Thursday night his performance was a bit ty cool, oops, make
that too cool.

Seniors set for home swan song

Today's basketball game against Northwestern at
Crisler Arena (4:00 p.m.) is more than just the
team's final game of the 1982-83 campaign. The game
will also mark the last time that Wolverine seniors
Isaac Person and Leo Brown don their Maize and
Blue shorts to represent Michigan on the ba'sketball
While both players would like to go out with a bang,
it is not certain whether or not Brown will leave his
usual bench position to the cheers of "Leo, Leo," one
last time.
"WE'LL LOOK at the films and then decide our
starting lineup," said head coach Bill Frieder. "We'll
probably go with the lineup that won (the Iowa)
game. We're fighting for a winning season so we want
to go with our best lineup. We'll try and get Leo in
there. He's been great to Michigan."
There's no question that the 6-7 Person will see time
as he has become Eric Turner's starting backcourt
partner and he is ready for his swan song appearan-
"I'm going to try to play my best game ever at
Michigan," said the Barrington, Illinois native. "All
seniors want to go out in their last game as the best
one they ever played. That's my goal for (today's)
FOR PERSON, the game will cap a senior season
that has been less than satisfying as he has averaged
only live points a game and didn't become a regular
until midway through the conference season.
"No, the season hasn't been a success for me," said
Person. "I was slow at forward and slow at making
the transition (to guard). I wasn't the best forward
out there and I wanted to be the best. I wanted to be a
leader by example and experience, but I couldn't do it
both ways."
Person did provide leadership by example in a dif-
ferent way though, 'as hemade the transition to guard
at Frieder's request, despite his pereference for
playing forward.

Person will
play, Leo
Brown might
"GUARD IS NOT the best position for me to
produce at," he said, "but when the coach asks me to
do something, I do what he says. I want to be an
example to the younger guys that you should do what
the coach says."
Despite Person's "off-year," both he and Brown
have made important contributions to the team ac-
cording to Turner.
"They've both meant a great deal to the team,"
said the 6-3 guard, "I'm one captain and Danny
(Pelekoudas) is the other, but I look to Ike for leader-
ship and to discuss things with. I talk with Leo when I
need an opinion about something. They've helped the
younger guys and they've helped out the team. We've
been saying that we wanted to get the last two games
for Ike and Leo, we didn't just want to give up."
For Person and Brown, the game will be the last of
their collegiate careers and for the fans it will be the
end of an era. An era that saw Person make in-
numerable contributions to the team by playing three

Brown and Person
... last regular season game

different positions for three years and saw Brown
bring some fun and excitement to a crowd that at
times had little else to cheer about. In his final
thoughts on the game, Person got a bit nostalgic.
"I want the game to be memorable for me," he
said. "If it's not though, I still have three good years
to fall back on. It's sad to say it will be my last game,
but it will be special too."


(40) Richard Rellford .............. (6-6) F (24) Art Aaron ..................... (6-7)
(53) Butch Wade ................... (6-7) F (25) Jim Stack ..................... (6-8)
(44) Tim McCormick .............. (6-11) C (44) Andre Goode .................(6-10)
(52) Isaac Person .................. (6-7) G (33) Gaddis Rathel .................(6-6)
(25) Eric Turner ................... (6-3) G (3) Michael Jenkins ................ (6-2)
Game time is 4:05 p.m. at Crisler Arena. The game will be broadcast on WWJ (950 AM),
WAAM (1600 AM), and WUOM (91.7 FM).


N. Carolina advances

ATLANTA (AP)-Michael Jordan
and Matt Doherty each scored 28 points
to power the fifth ranked North
Carolina Tar Heels to a 105-79 victory
over Clemson yesterday in the opening
round of the Atlantic Coast Conference
basketball tournament.
North Carolina, playing without star-
ting center Sam Perkins, who injured
his right hip last Saturday, took a 40-35
halftime lead as Doherty scored 17
points and Jordan added 10 for the 25-6
Tar Heels.
Raymond Jones scored a career high
27 points to lead Clemson, which ended
its season at 11-20.
Virinia 109, kV-66
ATLANTA (AP)-Othel Wilson
scored 23 points, Craig Rbinson added
19 and Ralph Sampson had 18 as
second-ranked Virginia trounced Duke
109-66 last night in an Atlantic Coast
Conference tournament opening round
game. The victory sends Virginia, 26-3,
into Saturday's semifinals against the
winner of the Maryland-Georgia Tech
game late last night.
Virginia led 50-41 at intermission.
Wilson scored seven points in an 11-0
Cavalier spurt at the start of the second
half for a 61-41 margin and the rout was
Houston 75, SMU 59
DALLAS (AP)-The top-ranked
Houston Cougars slamdunked their
way past Southern Methodist last night
to advance to the Southwest Conference
basketball tournament final game for
the third consecutive year.
Deadly jump shooting by forwards
Michael Young and Larry Micheaux
gave the Cougars a coasting 75-59 vic-

tory over the Mustangs.
Sixth-ranked Arkansas met Texas
Christian in the other semifinal game to
determine Houston's opponent in the
championship finals today.
Alabama 69, Kentucky 64
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (AP) - Ennis
Whatley scored 21 points, including
three free throws in the final 23 secon-
ds, as Alabama overcame a 14-point
first half deficit and upset No. 10 Ken-
tucky 69-64 last night in a Southeastern
Conference basketball tournament
quarterfinal game.
The victory sends the defending tour-
nament champion Crimson Tide into a
Saturday night match with Mississippi
State, which knocked of Vanderbilt 76-
61 earlier in the day.
St. John's 91, Villanova 80
NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Mullin
and Billy Goodwin broke loose in the
second half last night and sent No. 8 St.
John's into the championship game of
the Big East Conference basketball
tournament with a 91-80 victory over
No. 13 Villanova. St. John's, 26-4, will
meet the winner of Friday night's other
semifinal between No. 14 Boston
College, 23-5, and No. 20 Syracuse, 20-8,
at Madison Square Garden.
Mullin and Goodwin, who were held
to a combined eight points in the first
half when the Redmen trailed 39-29, led
the St. John's comeback that sent
Villanova to its sixth loss against 22 vic-
Mullin, a 6-foot-6 sophomore finished
with 29 points and Goodwin, a 6-5
senior, had 23 points.

AP Photo
North Carolina's Warren Martin (54) grabs a rebound over Clemson's Chris
Michael (3) and Raymond Jones (23). The Tar Heels easily won the ACC
tournament quarterfinal matchup, 105-79.
artans skate into f

N. Carolina St. 71, Wake Forest 70
Temple 72, Rutgers 67
Virginia Tech 79, S. Mississippi 68
Morehead St. 54, Tennessee Tech 53
Tenn. Chattanooga 77, W. Carolina 75
Missouri 69,Nebraska 63





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General Elections for the Michigan Student Assembly (MSA)
will be held April 5 and 6, 1983.
Students will elect the following offices: President, MSA
Executive Vice President, MSA
And representatives from the following schools and colleges:

Special to the Daily
DETROIT - The Central Collegiate
Hockey Association playoffs are tur-
ning into a mirror image of the league's
regular season and that suits Bowling
Green and Michigan State just fine.
Both the Falcons and Spartans, the
CCHA's top two finishers in the regular
season, won their semifinal games
yesterday and will meet in the finals
tonight in Joe Louis Arena at 7:00 p.m.
Bowling Green broke open a defen-
sive struggle with two goals in the third
period to collect a 3-0 victory over Nor-
thern Michigan, while Michigan State
ran off quick spurts of goals and buried
Ohio Stae, 8-3. Rick Fernandez, Robert
Martin, and Lyle Phair each had two
goals for the Spartans.
MICHIGAN State showed the form
that made it the pre-season pick for
national champion. Ohio State got on
the board first and controlled the play
in the early going but was then over-
whelmed by two Spartan scoring

First MSU notched two goals in 25
seconds to gain the lead and then added
another in the final minute of the first
"We lost our composure out there
during the first period because of our
lack of experience," said Buckeye
coach Jerry Welsh. "Our players
weren't convinced they could play with
IN THE SECOND stanza, the Spar-
tans exploded for three goals in a 1:45
span midway through the period to
make the score 6-1 and put the game out4
of reach.
But for Michigan State, the key play
came early in the second period when
All-Ameican goalie Ron Scott left the
game after injuring his ankle. Backup
goalie Tom Nowland played the
remainder of the game and allowed two
goals. It is unknown whether Scott will
play tonight, but he says he's ready.
"SCOTT HAD the same problem he's
had all season - his ankle," said MSU
head coach Ron Mason. "He may be
able to play the whole game tomorrow,
without any problem but we'll have to
find out tomorrow."
"The game will depend on Scott's
situation," said Bowling Green head
coach Jerry York about tonight's game.
"It's a great match-up and I think
without question both teams should be
invited to the NCAA tournament.


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School or College
Rackham Schooi of Graduate Studies
Business Administration
Student Publications Board

No. of Representatives

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All following schools will elect one candidate
Architecture & Urban Planning, Art, Dentistry, Education,
Law, Library Science, Medicine, Music, Natural Resources.



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