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The Michigan Daily - Saturday, September 10, 1983-Page 11

Michigan hosts
volleyball tourney

GM CITES BUSINESS REASONS
Spavital quits Panthers

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By KATIE BLACKWELL1
No football tickets? Not to despair,
There'll be some exciting Wolverine
competition at the Central Campus
Recreation Building.
The Michigan women's volleyball
team, fresh off an impressive victory
over the highly touted Georgia
bulldogs, are hosting the Michigan In-
iritational, starting at 9 a.m. The In-
ivitational features 10 schools from
Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.
THE WOLVERINE spikers open the
event against Oakland University.
Scheduled opponents for Michigan
throughout the rest of the preliminary
matches are: Illinois-Chicago Circle,

Northwood Institute and Lake Superior
State, at 10:30, noon and 2 p.m. respec-
tively.
The remainder of the field includes:
Schoolcraft College, Bowling Green,
Indiana University, Purdue University
at Fort Wayne, Wayne State and Grand
Valley State.
After the Preliminary matches, the
top two teams from the Invitationals
two pools will entera single elimination
bracket. This 4 team elimination por-
tion of the day is scheduled to begin at
3:30 p.m.
I The near-continuous volleyball action
will climax with the championship,
game at 7:15 p.m.

ROCHESTER (UPI) - Following
weeks of rumor and speculation,
Michigan Panthers General Manager
Jim Spavital resigned yesterday in or-
der to pursue other professional oppor-
tunities, team officials confirmed.
"This year was just. remenidous with
the Panthers developing into a cham-
pionship caliber team," Spavital said.
"But I feel obligated to pursue some
opportunities that have presented
themselves over the last few months."
ALTHOUGH Spavital did not disucss
specific job opportunities, he is repor-
ted to be considering a business venture
in Oklahoma. Spavital, a native

Oklahoman, came to the Panthers with
years of experience in football.
He played professional football in
three leagues including a stint with the
Baltimore Colts of the National Foot-
ball League. After retiring as a player,
he coached in the high school and
college ranks before becoming an
assistant coach in 1968 with the Saskat-
chewan Roughriders of the CFL.
In 1974, he returned to the U.S. to ser-
ve as coach and general manager of the
Chicago Fire in the World Football
League and then went on to assistant
coach position with the San Francisco
49ers and the CFL Calgary Stam-

peders.
He was general manager of the
Roughriders prior to being appointed to
the Panthers post on Aug. 28, 1982.
Spavital has been credited with
building the Panthers into a champion-
ship squad in the first year of the United
States Football League by bringing key
players, including former Wolverine
Anthony Carter, Northwestern
Louisiana State's Bobby Hebert and
many others into the Michigan
program.
A team spokesman said a
replacement could be named at a
regularly scheduled press meeting on
Monday.

Spar ital
... turns to business

SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Martina, Chris advance to finals

NEW YORK (AP) - Top seeded
Martina Navratilova and six-time
champion Chris Evert Lloyd charged
into the finals of the U.S. Open Tennis
Championships yesterday with
Atraight-set victories.
Navratilova eliminated her doubles
partner, Pam Shriver, 6-2, 6-1. Lloyd,
deeded No. 2, defeated No. 14 Jo Durie
of Britain 6-4, 6-4.
The two will meet in Saturday's
championship match. For their
careers, Lloyd holds a 30-23 lead but
Navratilova has won their last five con-
frontations, eight of the last nine and 11
,of the last 14.
Navratilova needed only 55 minutes,
;for the semifinal triumph, which
avenged a stunning three-set upset that
Shriver dealt her in the quarterfinals a
year ago. Lloyd needed about the same
time to dispatch Durie.
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Brewers 2, Tigers I
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee's
Cecil Cooper blasted a two-run homer
and Moose Haas and Pete Ladd com-
bined on a six-hitter as the Brewers
beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in the first
game of a twi-night doubleheader last
night.
It was the first appearance for Haas,
13-3, since August 26, when hemwas
rested because of a tired arm. It
marked the first time since 1980 that
Haas, who struck out three and walked
two in eight innings, has won 13 games.
* THE VICTORY also was the sixth
straight over the Tigers for Haas who
now owns a 9-4 lifetime record against
Detroit. Ladd pitched the ninth for his
20th save.
Jim Gantner singled in the
Milwaukee fourth and rode home on
Cooper's 27th homer, a shot over the
right-field wall on a 2-2 count off Jack

Morris, 18-10. The blast gave Cooper 113
RBI.
Detroit's only run came on a solo
homer in the eighth by Larry Herndon,
his 18th.
Morris, losing for the second suc-
cessive time after running off a 10
game winning streak, struck out three
and did not walk a batter. Morris
allowed eight hits.
Yankees 5, Orioles 3
NEW YORK (AP) - Graig Nettles
belted a tie-breaking two-run homer in
the eighth inning to propel the New
York Yankees past the Baltimore
Orioles 5-3 last night.
Nettles, who also had two doubles,;
drilled a 2-2 pitch from Scott McGregor
into the rightfield seats for his 19th
home r'un. The blast came after Don
Baylor began the eighth with an infield
single.
Rod' Guidry, 18-8, allowed seven

hits while striking out five and walking
two in his 17th complete game of the
season.
TheOrioles tied it in-the eighth in-
ning on Gary Roenicke's two-run homer
with two outs. Cal Ripken had singled
with one out and after Eddie Murray
struck out, Roenicke hit Guidry's first
pitch for his 17th home run.
New York took a 2-0 lead in the first
inning when Willie Randolph led off
with a single and Ken Griffey followed
by drilling an 0-2 pitch into the right-
field seats for his ninth homer.
Syracuse to host meet
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The 1984
National Collegiate Athletic
Associationi Indoor Track and Field
Championships will be held in the
Carrier Dome, Syracuse University of-
ficials announced yesterday.
The March 9-10 meet - the 20th an-
nual - is expected to attract nearly 700
athletes to- the 50,000-seat domed
stadium on the university campus.
The University of Michigan had
hosted the event in Detroit for 19 con-
secutive years, but earlier this year said
it was not interested in retu1,ning the
championships to the Pontiac Silver-
dome.
The Carrier Dome has the only eight-
lane 200-meter indoor track in the
nation and has hosted the Big East Con-
ference meet the past three years.
Kemp still in hospital
NEW YORK (AP) - Steve Kemp of
the New York Yankees, who was hit by
teammate Omar Moreno's line drive
during batting practice before Thur-
sday night's game in Milwaukee,
remained in Mt. Sinai Medical Center
in Milwaukee in excellent condition
yesterday and was expected to be there
a few more days.
The 29-year-old outfielder was
removed from the intensive care unit
Thursday night. According to an an-
nouncement by the Yankees, heavy
swelling around Kemp's left eye has
prevented a diagnosis of any possible
injury to the eye. However, the
Yankees said no surgery was indicated
at this time.
Kemp suffered a fractured cheek-
bone, a broken tooth, a chipped tooth
and lacerations around the eye.

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AP Photo
Chris Evert Lloyd hits a backhand en route to a 6-4, 6-4 semi-final victory over Great Britain's Jo Durfe at the U.S. Open.
She will meet Martina Navratilova in the finals today.

Wings sign
From wire service reports
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings
-announced yesterday that they had
signed 1983 leading scorer John Ogrod-
nick to a new contract. Terms of the
agreement were not disclosed.
Ogrodnick, a 6-0, 189-pound left wing
has been with the Red Wings since
being drafted by the team in 1979. The
Ottawa native scored 41 goals and 44
assists for 85 points last season, and has
112 goals, 129 assists and 241 points in
his three-and-a-half season with the
"club.

Ogrodnick
Ogrodnick, who has led the Wings in
scoring each of the last three seasons,
was an All-Star in 1980 and 1981, scoring
a goal in the 1981 All-Star game.He also
played for Team Canada in the World
Hockey Tournament in 1981.

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