Page 8-Wednesday, March 30, 1983-The Michigan Daily
Windsurfers hit the HuronI
By MIKE REDSTONE
A windsurfing club at the University of Michigan?
Isn't windsurfing only done by crazy California
beach boys in warm Pacific waters?
DO THE INITIATORS of this club know what kind
of conditions are needed for good windsurfing action?
Apparently they do.
"All you need is a body of water, some wind, and
a good instructor if you want to learn how to win-
dsurf," according to veteran club-member Andy
Scheidler. "It helps to have some
knowledge of sailing, skiing or
surfing, but they really aren't
WINDSURFING, or sailboar-
ding as it is sometimes called, in-
volves cruising in the wind on S
a surfboard specially equipped
with a small sail. The complete
boards cost between $800 and $1000 each.
Scheidler says the price for a board is not
unreasonable considering that once you buy the
board, no additional equipment is needed to windsurf.
Scheidler, who has been windsurfing for six years,
started the club last year with several other windsur-
fing enthusiasts. Despite small membership, the
group attained club stats and bought a club board.
THIS YEAR, however, about 50 people
showed up for the first introductory meet-
ing. Scheidler was surprised and pleased
with the turnout. "About half of the people who
showed up already knew how to sailboard, and we
now have four or five people on the club who are
qualified to teach.
One of those qualified to teach is first-year club
member Steve Gibb.
Gibb, ranked as one of the top ten windsurfers in
the statersays the sport ishnot difficult to learn. "I
have taught people the basics in about three hours,''
he said. "And once you get the basics, getting good
depends on how much time you put into it."
THE CLUB WILL base its local activity at Gallup
Park, where the Huron River
b: bulges to form a lakelike body of
Gallup Park is a good spot for
windsurfing according to
Scheidler, because the water is
shallow (which keeps it warmer)
and because the wind has a clean
path across the water.
The club is also planning a
weekend "windsurfing safari" on Lake Michigan
sometime this spring.
The weekend of April 8-9 will kick off the of-
ficial windsurfing season. An open house is planned
at Gallup Park, and everyone is welcome to come and
see what windsurfing is all about.
Anyone interested in the windsurfing club can con-
tact Andy Scheidler at 764-1664.
The Michigan synchronized swimming club took
third place overall out of 15 teams at the national
meet at Swarthmore College, March 24-27.
"We're very excited about our finish," said coach
Joyce Lindeman. "Especially since the two teams
that beat us, Ohio State and the University of
Arizona, are both varsity."
Three team members, Cathy O'Brien, Betsy Neira,
and Erin O'Shaughnessy were named All-Americans
after the meet..
The team is now gearing up for the Midwest zone
meet in which swimmers can qualify for the National
Sports Festival to be held June 27-July 4 in Colorado
Sophomore Steve Friedlander scored five goals and
added two assists to lead the Michigan Lacrosse club
to a 14-9 win over a varsity Lake Forest College team.
Co-captain Jim Camilliere added three goals, while
Ed Anderson and Bill Kalbfleisch each scored two.
Team-leading scorer Matt Dawe added a goal and
three assists for the Wolverines, now 4-0 and ranked
first in the Midwest Club Lacrosse Association.
The Wolverines jumped out to a quick lead, but the
Dragons' Mark Talgo scored Lake Forest's first
three goals and the first quarter ended in a 3-3 tie. Af-
ter trading goals at the start of the second stanza,
Michigan scored five unanswered goals, and went to
the half with a 9-4 lead.
The lacrosse team faces Notre Dame tonight in
South Bend, and travels to Evanston, Ill. for the Big
Ten Tournament this weekend.
NBA talks show hope
By LA RR Y MISHKIN
Sportswriters know more than
sports ... who really cares?
A LTHOUGH I'VE ALWAYS wanted to be a sportswriter, I've experien-
ced some unanticipated problems since becoming an associate sports
Take last weekend for example. I was sitting with a friend in a local bar
one evening and we began discussing my job at the Daily. As soon as the guy
at the next table heard I was a Daily editor, he jumped all over me,
screaming and hollering about some recent controversial stories that ran in
the Daily. He never even gave me a chance to tell him that the sports depar-
tment carries about as much weight in the paper's policy decisions as A.C.
did on the football team. (I'm talking pounds of course.)
The next thing I was at a friend's party and three guys were arguing about
who's going to win the current NCAA basektball tournament. One of them
knew I covered basketball for the Daily and asked for my opinion on the up-
coming Houston-Villanova game. I agreed with him that the Cougars would
probably win and he turned to his friends and said, "See, he's a sports editor
at the Daily and knows what he's talking about."
However, when I disagreed that Houston center Akeem Abdul Olajuwan
was the best big man in the country I suddenly became a "Typical Daily hot-
shot, who doesn't know anything about sports." Talk about a no-win
And even worse, if a person I've just met finds out I'm a sportswriter, the
conversation turns to sports as I'm riddled about topics from-who I think the
best Big Ten football coach is to what's it like in the lockerroom after a
Not just a sporting mind
Hey, come on. I have an opinion on Reagan, the economy and the School of
Natural Resources just like anyone else.
But, when the Daily is winging me out to Minneapolis or Pasadena to cover
a football game, the advantages definitely outweigh those other problems.
And having my own column is kind of nice too.
However, since people always expect sportswriters to have a qualified
opinion on a sporting event, I'll have to get use to giving my opinion. And
with the NCAA finals coming up, and because I have my own column and
think I'm right, here is my prediction for the tournament.
Sure Houston looked impressive in rolling over Villanova, but let's get
serious for a moment. 6-8 John Pinone looked like a lost puppy out on the
court. It's no wonder that Akeem the Dream, who is five inches taller, looked
Saturday will be a different story though. The brothers of Phi Slamma
Jamma are going to meet Louisville's In-Your-Face trio of Rodney and
Scooter McCray and Charles Jones. Houston has not gone up against a team
the likes of Louisville all season and when Akeem or Larry Micheaux go up
for a slam, they'll have to figure out how to get around Rodney or Scooter.
Call me a crazy,dreamer, but you have to think that Rodney is going to
take the Cougars to school and give them a lesson in power basketball.
But the Cardinals have the advantage in other areas too. The Louisville
guard tandem of Milt Wagner and Lancaster "Gunner" Gordon could very
well be the best in the nation. Houston, on the other hand, does not have
much in the guard position and will have to rely on its forwards. When the
McCray brothers foul out the starting front line, Houston coach Guy Lewis
has no one to turn to.
But, Denny Crum has one of the top freshmen in the country in Billy
Thompson coming off the bench and freshman guard Jeff Hall has done well
in his few tournament appearances.
Overall, I have to go with Louisville. I don't think it will be easy and it may
not be pretty, but the Cardinals are on their way, and Houston is history.
And the winners are..,
Now that wasn't so bad. In fact I liked it so much here are a few more
N.C. State over Georgia, Tom Watson will win the Masters, the Doctor will
finally get his ring, Boston will bring the Stanley Cup back to the Gardens,
Rick Mears wins Indy, the Tigers finish fourth and Gene Autrey's millions
are finally rewarded as his Angels win the World Series.
In football, the USFL will fold, Michigan will win the Big Ten and beat a
surprising California team in the Rose Bowl 2843, and in basketball, be
looking for the Judge to be the difference everyone expects him to be.
Ah, who cares about Reagan anyway.
Iowa coach Olson leaves
NEW YORK (AP) - Both sides in
the National Basketball Association
contract talks indicated yesterday that
they are moving positively towards a
settlement, but stopped short of saying
an agreement is imminent just four
days before a threatened strike.
"If we weren't on the correct
wave length, we wouldn't be talking,"
Larry Fleisher, general counsel for the
Players Association, said after a four-
hour meeting. "I will assure you that a
settlement is not imminent, but I feel
much better than I did last Thursday.
On that day, we went back to square
Alan Cohen, a member of the NBA's
Labor Relations Committee, said that
reports of an imminent agreement bet-
ween owners and players are
"I'd like to know where they get their
information," said Cohen, who also is
chairman of the New Jersey Nets, after
the Boston Herald said a settlement is
near. He added, "Negotiations are con-
tinuing and they are serious, but we
can't go beyond that."
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GAINS SECOND EASTMAN:
Sampson wins awary
NEW YORK (AP) - Virginia's
Ralph Sampson, named yesterday as
the Eastman Award winner as college
basketball's top player, said he had no
regrets about staying in school for his
senior season, even though his goal of a
national title was not realized.
"The money will always be there,"
said the 7-foot 4 Sampson, who became
the first player to win the ninth annual
award twice. "The value of a college
education, friends and meeting people
have a high value for me."
For the second straight year, Sam-
pson was the choice of the National
Association of Basketball Coaches.
Although denied the NCAA crown,
Sampson led the Cavaliers to a 112-23
record, including 29-5 this season.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Saying "the
time is right to move," Lute Olson, who
coached at Iowa for nine years, yester-
day accepted the challenge of
rebuilding the basketball program at
the University of Arizona.
Olson is leaving a program that he
brought to national prominence to
become head coach at a school that is
coming off its worst season in history.
HE SAID he decided to make the
move because of the challenge involved
and because he and his family would
like to settle in warm climate when he
"You get to a certain point in your
career that you have a feeling that$
maybe the time is right to move," Olson
said at a news conference announcing
"The situation when I came to Iowa is
not too dissimilar to the situation at the
University of Arizona. I felt the poten-
tial was there at Iowa; I feel the poten-
tial is here at Arizona."
OLSON, 48, succeeds Ben Lindsey,
who was fired two weeks ago after one
season at Arizona. The Wildcats went 4-
24 and set a Pacific-10 Conferencel
record for losses by finishing 1-17 in the
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