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Today's Michigan-Grand Valley
State baseball doubleheader
has been cancelled due to
poor field conditions.


The Athletic Ticket Office will
start taking 1983 football
ticket orders on
April 1.

Page 10

Tuesday, March 29, 1983

The Michigan Daily

Peg Harte quits hoopsters

Michigan forward Peg Harte, who broke
the women's basketball single season scoring
record this past season, has quit the team
and will attend Aquinas College next fall.
"It's time for a change," the sophomore
said. "I'm not happy here."
HARTE, who will finish out the academic
semester before transferring, informed
head coach Gloria Soluk of her decision last
Thursday. Soluk could still hardly believe
the bad news when contacted yesterday af-
"We're hopeful that she won't do that,"
Soluk said. Later, when she realized Harte's
departure was definite, Soluk said "we're
gonna miss Peg." Harte is the eighth player
to quit the women's basketball team in the
last two and a half years.
Harte said she had numerous reasons for
quitting the team. Foremost was the team's
poor performance this year (4-24).
"IT WOULD BE different," said Harte,
"if we were winning and winning the Big
Ten (championship). I didn't like constantly
"And I didn't see any chance for im-
provement. My 3freshman year coach
(Soluk) said all we need are a few big
players. Well, we got five freshmen over six
feet. This year she said the same thing, we
need a post player. But it's hard to keep
working in freshmen.

"Shoot, I'm gonna be a junior next year. I
don't have that much time."
HARTE also cited differences in coaching
philosophy between Soluk and herself as
having an effect on her decision.
"My definition of a coach and her
(Soluk's) definition are different," Harte
said. "She's not a yeller. I think it's her
nature to be that type of coach.
"She thinks that players are old enough
that they shouldn't have to be yelled at. To

me being yelled at makes me work harder.
I'm not putting her down. I just think that's
the way she is."
HARTE ADDED that part of the problem
may be Soluk's close relationship with her
"Coach Soluk and I are pretty close," the
Brighton native said. "She's super nice. I
can talk to her about my problems.
"To me, as a coach...I think of her as a

friend. I didn't feel comfortable with having
her as a friend and a coach. A lot of players
are close to her, closer than I am. A lot of
people might take advantage of that."
HARTE ALSO said that, as a school,
Michigan was just "too large" for her.
Though she realizes that she is giving up a
lot by leaving Michigan she is sure she made
the right choice.
"You can't beat a U of M degree," said the,
5-10 forward, "and I know there's not a bet-
ter school in Michigan. But this is something
I have to do."
Harte said that the teammates that she
has talked to have been supportive of her
"I TALKED TO Terri (Soullier) and she
thinks it's good for me. She thinks it's a good
move. She knows I've been unhappy.
By quitting the team Harte gives up the
chance to be the greatest scorer in Michigan
basketball history. Harte, who averaged
20.7 points a game this year, set the record
for points as a freshman (552) in 1982 and set
the all-time Michigan season scoring record
this past season with 581 points. At this pace
she would have broken Diane Dietz' career
record of 2,076 points.
Because Aquinas is a Division III school,
Harte will only have to sit out five games
next season before becoming eligible to
play. That was a major reason she decided
to attend a small school instead of another
Division I institution.

Bo's protecting Bo.
. .t..not his players
NITED STATES Senator Arlen Specter has intro-
duced a bill that would allow the NFL teams to
band together as a monopoly and decide not to draft a
college player until he has completed a minimum four
years of college eligibility.
These rumblings from Washington are very discon-
certing. First of all, the NFL teams are individual
economic entities. Al Davis proved that when he
moved Oakland to Los Angeles against the wishes of
the rest of the league.
What is really unnverving is that Michigan coach Bo
Schembechler, along with one of his cronies in the foot-
ball coaching fraternity, has gone to our nation's
capital to tell the country that collegiate football stars
are too young and impressionable to play in the wild
What Schembechler and his pals really want to see
is security for their multi-million dollar programs. Un-
der the current law, the superstar quarterback could,
if he wanted to, leave school early to play for the NFL.
For the superstar's university, or should I say his
university's athletic department, this would mean a
loss of television and bowl revenues.
To make matters worse, Schembechler is cluttering
up the pages of the nation's newspapers with'absurd
quotes. "Cynics say -you're not dealing with a student-
athlete," the Michigan mentor said, "That's hogwash
that it's a professional game. We're not a minor league
for pro ball."
Way to go, Bo
The only hogwash around here, Bo, is that people
might take your opinions seriously. College football is a
farm system for the pros. In order to play pro football,
under the. new bill, it would be impossible to leave
school early and enter the NFL. How could college
football then be anything but a farm system? It would
be the only supplier of talent for the pro leagues.
Schembechler offered some more gems this past
week. One of them concerned Herschel Walker and his
lucrative USFL contract. "Walker wasn't worth $2
million coming out of high school. The University of
Georgia did that for him and there's a certain
obligation there," Bo announced.
Simply put, Schembechler outdid himself here. How
much money do you think Georgia made because of
Mr. Walker? Obligation? Georgia should have paid
Herschel each season. He brought it a national cham-
pionship, he brought it three conference champion-
ships and Sugar Bowlappearances, not to mention
numerous national televison dates. If anything,
Georgia owes everything that it made in the past three
years to, what Schembechler would term, an under-
classman who was not "physically and emotionally
ready for the pros."
If Specter's bill passes, it will be a dark day for
college athletics. The enterprising athlete who wants to
make a living before his final year of eligibility would
be sentenced to remain in the monstrous college foot-
ball machine for a four-year term. For coaches like Bo
Schembechler, that would be heavenly.
If only he could learn to think before he was quoted.




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Minimum contact won't cut it
e mini-soccer tournmnt

The mini-soccer tournament is in full gear now with many
first round matches having already been played.
So far competition in all three divisions (Superstar, Com-
petitive "A", Competitive "B") has been fierce and cut-
"Do or be done to," as one mini-soccer competitor said.
"Some times I fear for my life out there" another player
commented. "Some of these guys play as if their lives depen-
ded on the outcome of the game."
WELL, FOR some teams, this mini-soccer competition is
just that serious. To win this tournament could mean a
change in life style for some of the players. A fter all, some
come from rather impoverished backgrounds where they
were forced to live in the dark corridors of West Quad and to
eat food that has been known to cause cancer in rats as well
as humans. Keeping the importance of this tournament in
mind, here are the rock-em, soccer-em results:
In two first round games played last Sunday the O.L.S.C.'s
beat the Midfielders, 5-3, and the Leafhoopers beat the
Ace, 4-2.
For the Leafhoppers it was an easy ride to victory as they
outscored the Aces, 2-1, in both the first and second half.
"WE'RE GOING all the way, man," said Leafhopoer
Brian Pecheniak. "That's in soccer, I mean." In order to make
it that far, the Leafhoppers will have to first contend with the

O.L.S.C.'s in the second round of competition on Sunday,
April 10.
The O.L.S.C.'s jumped out to an early 1-0 lead over the Mid-
fielders in the first half and held on until the second half. In
the second half, though, things really started to heat up with
both teams picking up their attack. When the dust cleared
O.L.S.C. had outscored the Midfields, 4-3, and came out with
a first round victory.
There were six games played and one not played in the
Competition "A" division this weekend.
In the game that never was, Sigma Chi was scheduled to
face off against the Missing Persons. Ah, but at the set star-
ting time of 8:00 p.m. Sunday there was something missing,
and it wasn't persons.
IN THE only no-show of the week the Missing Persons were
awarded a first round victory over the forfeiting team from
Sigma Chi.
The reason given for Sigma Chi's forfeit, according to one
team member, was that the team was allegedly unable to
recover from its overnight pledge formal held in Chicago
the previous evening. It is rumored that many team mem-

bers broke training during the fraternity escapade impairing
both reflexes and sight.
In real action Los Hurraches blew out Clockwork Orange,
8-1. The Oranges didn't have a chance as Los Hurraches
jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half and added four more
in the second.
THE INFAMOUS Gumbimen scored two quick goals in the
first half over the Strikers and, ended the scoring at a final of
The Kamel Jocks are high on the hump as they advanced
their way into the second round with a 6-2 victory over
Minimum Contact. Minimum Contact was outscored, 3-1, in
each half. Apparently the Contact's weren't physical enough
to handle the Jocks.
In two more games, the Phantom Torpedoes blasted the
Latin Force 6-1 and Baytar took it to Missiam Latina 2-1.
In Class "B" competition four teams advanced into the
second round. Here are the final scores the way they made it
into the record books:
#136 5, P. Tilde Gold 3; Wolverine Express 5, Law Gold 4;
The Rage 2, Gomberg "A" 0; PSFC 3, Lewis Mixers 0.
The IM Roundup relates the activities of the
Michigan intramural program. Today's information
was compiled by Daily sportswriter John Tayer.


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'M' swimmers finish 16th in NCAAs


Entering the NCAA Swimming and
Diving Championships held over the
weekend, the Michigan men's swim
team was rated 16th in the nation.
Thanks to the All-America performan-
Paid by Sport Guides 415 Detroit Street

ces of divers Kent Ferguson and Bruce
Kimball, the Wolverine tankers came
out of the meet in the same position.
Ferguson and Kimball were the only
Wolverines able to score points in the
meet. In the one-meter event, Ferguson
captured eighth place and Kimball
followed right on his heels to take ninth.
Roles were reversed for the three
meter as Kimball was sixth with a
score of 540.25, and Ferguson was
seventh with 539.35.
"I WAS REALLY happy with my per-
formances," said Ferguson. "I had a
good meet overall."
Michigan's next best performance
came from the team of Bruce Gemmell,
Mark Noetzel, Kirstan Vandersluis and
Benoit Clement as it finished 13th in the
800 yard Freestyle relay.
Freshman Lance Schroeder made his
mark at the NCAAs by placing 15th in

the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.70).
IN CLOSING out his collegiate
career, Captain Gemmell had a disap-
pointing meet. He finished'24th in the
400-yard Individual medlay, 26th in the
200-yard Backstroke and 30th in the 200-
yard individual medlay.
"Bruce didn't have a good meet, or a
good year championship-wise," said
coach Jon Urbanchek. "But in one four-
year period he did great things for
The bright point about the final out-
come of the meet is that the Wolverines
beat Big Ten champion, Indiana and
runner-up Iowa.
Beckwith competes
at Regionals
Michigan woman gymnast Kathy
Beckwith travelled to Southern Illinois

University in Carbondale, Illinois last
weekend for the NCAA regional com-
Wolverine tumbler Beckwith, the
only member of her team to qualify for
the regionals, finished tenth in the all-
around with a score of 35.2. Beckwith
also came in fifth place on the balance
beam with a score of 8.90. Neither score
was good enough to advance Beckwith
to the NCAA championships.
"It was Kathy's best meet ever. She
was very aggressive and stayed on all'
the equipment," said Michigan coach
Sheri Hyatt. "She had a super, super
Copp named swim captain
The season is over, and although un-
defeated in dual meets, the Michigan
women's swim team is already looking
to next year. A vote of swimmers,
divers and coaches yesterday, saw
junior Melinda Copp elected captain for
the 1983-84 season.
"I'm really happy and honored," said
the London Ontario native. "The main

goal for a captain is to bring the team
closer, and more goal oriented in order
to reach the goals we set for ourselves."
COPP FEELS that her experience in
international competition will help her
in her new role. She has made the
Canadian National team and will com-
pete at the World University games in
Edmonton in early July.
"Melinda leads by example as well as
by words," said head coach Stu Isaac.
I'm very pleased with her selection."
at Miami of Ohio, (DH), April 1-21 p.m.
WISCONSIN, April 1, 2:30 p.m.
MINNESOTA, April 2,1 p.m.
PURDUE, April 3,10 a.m.
at Minnesota April 2-3
at Colonel Classic, Richmond, KY

Why Candy For Easter?
Kilwin's Candies of 107 E. Liberty in Ann Arbor will be
celebrating the principal feast of all Christendom and a time of
universal rejoicing on this Easter Sunday, April 3. The history of
Easter is fascinating. It goes as far back as written history goes.
Even before Christianity evolved there was a corresponding
pagan celebration, usually based on the coming of Spring. The
early Greeks had such a festival, as did the later Romans. The
name of Easter is taken from the Norse Goddess of Spring,
The egg has been, for ages past, a- symbol of rebirth. Christians
see, in the chick breaking forth from the shell, a symbol of
Christ emerging from the tomb. These eggs were colored for the
Spring flowers. Early Christians colored such eggs red, in com-
memoration of the blood of Christ.
The Easter candy eggs grew out of this tradition. Chicks and
chickens followed quite naturally and the rabbit was a symbol of
the fertility associated with Spring. Eggs were exchanged as
symbols of peace and as an Easter greeting as far back as ancient
Egypt. The Jews held the paschal eggs as part of their Passover.

URBA TIONS, Exhibition Baseball
Detroit lo, Philadelphia 2
RYTHMC E&New York (AL) 7, Los Angeles 0
Cleveland 7, Milwaukee 6
Chicago (AL)9, Boston 0
516 E.Liberty,994-5350 NIT Basketball
Fresno St. 86, Wake Forest 62


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