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SPORTS

The Michigan Daily

Saturday, October 1, 1983

Page 9

NO KIDDING AROUND

Indiana Gunning for 'M'

By RON POLLACK
How down on its luck is the Indiana Hoosiers' football
program?
Last week, Indiana lost to lowly Northwestern. No kidding.
IN THE All-Time Big Ten standings, the Hoosiers rank
11th. No kidding. Chicago, which dropped out of the con-
ference in 1939 is ranked ahead of Indiana.
The 1-2 Hoosiers have so thoroughly frustrated their first-
year head coach Sam Wyche, that he speaks more in terms of
avoiding an embarrassing scene today against Michigan
than actually winning. No kidding.
"Michigan is a ballclub that could embarrass us on the
scoreboard, but we will not allow ourselves to be em-
barrassed and humiliated against Michigan like we did
against Northwestern," Wyche said."That will never happen
again while I'm here."
IN SPITE of Indiana's less than impressive past, Hoosiers'
offensive guard Jim Sakanitch thinks his team is capable of
viewing post-season action. And he means from the sidelines,
not from a seat in front of a television set. You've got to be
kidding!
"I still think we can go to a bowl game," Sakanich said.
"We'd have to win some big ball games, some games we're
not favored in of course. But I still think we can go to a bowl
game and I look for a pretty successful season."
For heavens sake, he's not kidding.
If Indiana does fulfill Sakanich's prophecy, unlikely as it
might seem, bet that wide receiver Duane Gunn will have
played a monumental role in such a feat. The explosive wide
receiver has caught 17 passes for 242 yards this season.
ON MONDAY, Wyche said that there was only a 10 percent
chance that Gunn would play against Michigan because the
All-America candidate had suffered a sprained ankle,
sprained knee and strained groin against Northwestern.
Gunn missed practice Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of
this week, but participated in non-contact drills on Thursday.
According to Indiana athletic trainer Kip Smith, Gunn will
play against the Wolverines.
"He's doing better," Smith said yesterday. "He's still not

100 percent although he'll make the trip. How well he can
play is another thing, but at this point I'd say he'll play."
MICHIGAN HEAD coach Bo Schembechler wishes Smith
were kidding.
"If Gunn's not 100 percent, if he plays at 50 percent, he's
more dangerous than any other guy in this league," he said.
How can the ever-dangerous Gunn hurt an opposing team?
Let Michigan assistant coaches Gary Moeller and Paul
Schudel count the ways.
"GUNN IS in a class by himself," Moeller said. "He is the
hardest individual to defend in the conference. He has great
speed, he blocks, he plays with enthusiasm. He's not a cocky
kid."
Said Schudel, "He's the closest thing to our Anthony Car-
ter."
The responsibility of getting the ball to Gunn falls on the
shoulders of junior quarterback Steve Bradley who has not
been an overwhelming success in replacing Babe Laufen-
berg, whose name is splashed throughout the Hoosiers'
record book.
"WE'RE STILL working with a young quarterback that
maybe this time next year or maybe this time in three weeks
we'll say, 'Boy I'm glad we stuck with him when it was tem-
pting to yank him,' " Wyche said. "He learns as he goes.
He's got the tools. It's a matter of putting things together."
On defense Indiana has put things together, giving up only
44 points in three games.
"Their defense is strong," Schembechler said. "They
haven't given up a lot of points. They haven't been moved
on.
BUT IT hasn't been enough to prevent a 1-2 start and it
wasn't enough to prevent a loss to the improving, but still not
imposing, Wildcats.
None. of this matters to Schembechler, however, who
claims that his squad is not taking Indiana lightly..
"They're a pretty good team," Schembechler said. "I
know you don't believe that, but they are. I'll prepare for
them like I would for Iowa, Michigan State or Ohio State."
Shockingly enough, the Wolverine head coach insists that
he's not kidding.

Dairy Photo by BRIAN MASCK
This hit by Michigan's Kevin Brooks (52) on Marck Harrison of Wisconsin, which caused a fumble, is the type of defens-
ive play the Wolverine coaches are hoping to see in today's contest with Indiana. Despite having allowed 63 points in its,
first three games, Michigan is still favored to easily defeat the Hoosiers.
Blue spikers use home court
edge to upset Wildcats in five

By STEVE WISE
Michigan's volleyball team demon-
strated the home court advantage last
night by upsetting 18th-ranked North-
western in five games, thus keeping its
record in the CCRB clean at 10-0.
"I think we really like the home
court," said senior Sue Rogers.
THE ADVANTAGE wasn't too ap-
parent in the first game, though. The
visiting Wildcats jumped out to an 8-1
Plead, and only surrendered four more
points after that. Michigan appeared
sluggish, struggling, and scared, but
Rogers said that didn't discourage
anyone.
"We're a comeback team," she said.
"I don't think we lose concentration.
When anyone makes a mistake, you try'
extra-hard on the next point."
The second game looked like more of
the same. Northwestern took a 4-0 lead,
only to see the Wolverines fight back to
take the lead at 5-4. The game seesawed
its way to an 8-8 tie, but then Michigan
pulled away to win it 15-11.
."ALL OF A sudden they realized we
were playing slow," said Wildcat junior
and Ann Arbor native Sue Kerry. "We
let up in the second game and never got
going again."
Well, almost never. Northwestern
pounded out an 8-1 advantage in the

third contest, seeming to regain its
early form. The Wolverines eventually
cut the margin to 12-8, largely on the
front line play of seniors Alison Noble
and Jeanne Weckler, but could do no
more as the Wildcats held on to win the
game 15-8.
Momentum swung back to the
Michigan side in game tour, with the
Wolverines scoring the first seven poin-
ts.
A few minutes later, Northwestern
trailed by only one, 11-10. But Weckler,
Noble and Rogers served, set and
spiked the Wolverines to a 15-10 win.
IN THE final game, Michigan led
from a 2-2 tie until its eventual victory,
but the win wasn't easy. With the
Wolverines up 9-7, Northwestern
seemed to be rolling. The Wildcats had
already cut the lead from 9-5, on a
couple of Michigan errors, but Rogers
said that only gave her incentive.
"If you make a mistake," she said,
"and the other team wins the point, its
like a slap in the face."
Finally, after a number of long points
that ended in side outs, a Weckler kill
finished off the Wildcats.
Kerry, who said she was surprised by
the evening's result, said her team lost
because of a lack of concentration. "I
didn't think Michigan was going to be

that hard to beat," she said. "I think we
just tried to slide through it."

I

Around th

Iowa at Illinois 2:05 EDT
What to watch: The match-up of the
Big Ten's top rated offense in Iowa
(507.3 yards/game) and the conferen-
ce's leading defense in Illinois (255 yar-
ds/game). The explosive Hawkeye of-
fense is led by quarterback Chuck
Long, who ranks second nationallyin
passing efficiency with 299.7 yar-
ds/game, and tailback Owen Gill, who
tops the Big Ten with five rushing
touchdowns. The Illini defensive front,
headed by Mark Butkus and Don Thorp,
played an important role in last weeks'
victory over Michigan State and hopes
to be able to shut down Long and Gill in
the same fashion.
Wisconsin at North-
western 3:50 EDT
What to watch: The halftime show
will probably be the highlight of this
one, unless Wisconsin can regain the
form it displayed in their victory over
Missouri earlier in the season.
Northwestern features a free-
wheeling offense which depends on the

e Big TenI
arm of sophomore quarterback Sandy
Schwab. Schwab leadstheconference
in attempts (118) and completions (67)
for 667 yards. The Wildcats' main
problem so far has been putting points
on the board, and turnovers largely to
blame.
Minnesota at Ohio
State 1:30 EDT
What to watch: Whether the
Buckeyes can rebound from their
disheartening loss to Iowa last week
and pound the hapless Gophers into the
turf as usual. OSU is still ranked in the
top ten (eighth) by the AP but they now
rind themselves behind the other Big
Ten contenders and cannot afford
another loss.
Michigan State at
Purdue 12:35 EDT
What to watch: Whether the injury-
ridden Spartans can avoid looking
ahead to their annual war next week
against Michigan and play the way they
did in their upset of Notre Dame two
weeks ago. - SCOTT SALOWICH

THE LINEUPS
MICHIGAN INDIANA
OFFENSE

(95)
(79)
(64)
(69)
(76)
(73)
(26)
(25)
(16)
(36)
(20)

Sim Nelson........(235)
Clay Miller ....... (258)
Jerry Diorio .......(245)
TomDixon........(250)
Stefan Humphries (260)
Doug James ...... (260)
Gilvanni Johnson . (180)
Vince Bean........(190)
Steve Smith ....... (195)
Dan Rice ........(229)
Rick Rogers ...... (216)

TE
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
FLK
SE
QB
FB
TB

(86)
(75)
(74):
(54)
(55)
(69)
(89)
(87)
(10)
( 5)
(30)

Scot McNabb ..... (230)
Kevin Allen........ (285)
Mark Filburn ..... (264)
Tom Van Dyck .... (260)
Jim Sakanich ..... (261)
Geo. Gianakopoulos (280)
Duane Gunn ...... (180)
Len Kenebrew .... (175)
Steve Bradley .. .. (212)
Johnnie Salters ... (220)
Bobby Howard .... (210)

U

Keeping Score
By CHUCK JAFFE

Michigan fans please.. .
...make room for Daddy

M Y FATHER goes to baseball games to eat
the peanuts, and to football games to wat-
ch the halftime show.
Actually, my father doesn't go to football
games. He stays at home and turns on the
television after halftime highlights, just in time
to hear, Keith Jackson say "Let's spend a few
seconds listening to the University of Michigan
Marching Band." Then ABC cuts to a commer-
cial, and my father cuts into an afternoon nap.
That all changes today.
My Dad experiences big-time college football
first-hand and for the first time this afternoon,
and either the Michigan football program, his
lifestyle, or my career may never be the same
again.
Of course, I fear most for my father's safety,
since there are over 90 Michigan football players
and 100,000-plus Michigan Stadium fans. There is
only one Herbert M. Jaffe, 59, 6-0, 215-pound
quarterback and co-captain of the Jaffe team
along with my mother (Hi Mom!).
Certainly this will be the first time. that my
father has shared his living room space and after
noon nap with 100,000 strangers. It is definitely
not his style to invite that many people to join
him at home.
Having never participated in athletics, and
having watched only after New Year's Day
parades and occasional sleepless Saturday af-

ternoons, my father will probably be of the
opinion that a day at the stadium should closely
resemble an afternoon in the armchair.
That means unobstructed view (he would
never stand to watch a play on television, so why
should he like to do it here), reclining, overstuf-
fed seats (I ho e he doesn't Lazy-Boy the person
behind him fo death), a clear path to the
refrigerator (a personalized peanut vendor
would suffice) as well as the bathroom, and
either an invincible Michigan team or an Indiana
upset.
That's right, my father could start to root for
Indiana right in the middle of the Michigan
student section.
It isn't that he dislikes Michigan, but if the
Hoosiers win he could kid me about it and remind
me of how much time I waste pursuing Michigan
football in an effort to remain a well-informed
reporter.
He will certainly cheer the Indiana band and
its Red Steppers (36 long-legged, scantily clad
women) as much or more than the Michigan
band ("If they come from a school that big
they're supposed to be good," he will say).
And if the hot dogs or peanuts are not up to
standards, he could quickly turn to Indiana, sin-
ce it was his Michigan-oriented son who pushed
him out of the easy chair and onto the ben-
ches-thereby cancelling all hope of taking a
snooze, and forcing him to watch a football game

in its entirety.
Having spent three seasons myself in the
student section before gaining access to the
press box, I am well aware of what even a small
cheer for Indiana could do to my father's chan-
ces of escaping the stadium in the same con-
dition in which he entered.
Yes, I want to indoctrinate my father to big-
time athletics, but not at the expense of my own
livelihood or college education. I know that my
Dad will not be passed-up (although that would
break the monotony of a Michigan romp), but I
would appreciate it if the fans could respect my
father's few basic requests.
He told me that if he was going to come to a
game I would have to make sure the lines to the
entrances were short, the game exciting, the
peanuts readily accessible, and the crowd quiet
enough to permit napping between touchdowns.
I told him I'd try.
This is the deal. If you keep the noise level
down, stay calm on obscene cheers, try not to
form long lines and allow ample sitting room,
you will have given my father faith in collegiate
athletics and shown him how it improves a
student's quality of life and social behavior.
I know it's asking a lot, but I would do the same
for your father.
Maybe I'll just buy him a large bag of peanuts
and give him a pillow. And maybe a t.v. And a
port-o-john...

DEFENSE
(90) Vince DeFelice ... (250) DT (82) Mark-Smythe ..... (280)
(53) Al Sincich ..........(222) NG (58) Dave Zyzda ....... (221)
(52) Kevin Brooks ..... (250) DT (91) Rob Schmit ....... (244)
(80) Rodney Lyles ..... (220) OLB (56) Dennis Edwards .. (220)
(40) Mike Boren ....... (230) ILB (62) Joe Fitzgerald .... (211)
(42) Mike Mallory ..... (217) ILB (52) Reb Brock ........ (226)
(48) Tom Hassel ....... (215) OLB (85) Lou Cristofoli ..... (221)
(44) John Lott........(180) CB (24) Nate Borders ..... (190)
(30) Brad Cochran ..... (198) CB (46) Jeff McBain ...... (178)
(21) Evan Cooper .... (180) FS (43) Tom Henderson ... (201)
( 2) Rich Hewlett......(195) SS ( 4) Chris Sigler ....... (183)
(28) Don Bracken ......(205) P ( 6) Chuck Razmic .... (190)
(19) Bob Bergeron ..... (160) PK ( 3) Doug Smith ....... (174)
Today's Michigan-Indiana game starts at 1:00 EDT and can be
heard on WAAM (1600 AM), WPAG (1050 AM), WWJ (950 AM),
WUOM (91.7 FM), and WJR (760 AM).
MICHIGAN STUDENT ASSEMBLY
IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ON
RECREATIONAL SPORTS
Interviews Are Being Conducted on Monday, Oct. 3
in the MSA Offices on the Third Floor of the Union
Please fill out applications and sign up for interviews in the lobby
of the MSA offices.
If there are any scheduling problems, please leave a note
in Susan Povich's mailbox.

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The National Officers of Alpha Xi Delta
invite unaffiliated women to a Rush Party
on Sunday. October 2nd. 1983.
SThe party will be held in the Michigan Room

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Italian Buffet"
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