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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 26, 1983
Born to grid:

'M inside linebacker 1
leads revamped Wolve

By CHUCK JAFFE
If bloodlines and upbringing mattered in football, Michigan
inside linebacker Mike Mallory would be a crown prince.
Mallory comes from a consummate football family,and has
been reared in some of the nation's top gridiron environmen-
ts. Now that pedigree is paying off for the Wolverines in the
form of a solid, aggressive player - a throwback to the days
of his forbearers.
MALLORY'S father Bill coached the University of
Colorado to the Orange Bowl in the 1970s, and is presently
head coach at Northern Illinois, and uncles Dave and Tom
played under Michigan coach Bo Schembechler at Miami of
Ohio. Younger brother Doug is a Wolverine freshman.
"Growing up in that kind of environment helped me a lot,"
said Mallory, who is the Wolverines' defensive signal-caller
and leading tackler. "The biggest thing the environment
helped was in the transition from high school to college,
because it really lessened the shock. I had been around
college football all my life, so I knew what to expect a little
more when I left high school."
But when Mallory left high school he considered passing up
the chance to become a Wolverine. Although Michigan was
his first choice, Mallory knew that he could live at home and
play for his father - thus fulfilling a childhood dream.
"THERE WAS never any pressure from my family to go
to Michigan or anywhere else - they just left my decision to
me," Mallory remembered. "If I wanted to stay at home and
play for my Dad I could have. That had always been a dream
of mine. But I was confident that I would develop into the type
of football player Michigan wanted me to be, because
everyone here showed a lot of interest in me."
One reason for the interest in Mallory was his upbringing
- which included traveling with his father from coaching job
to coaching job.
The Mallory family moved from Bowling Green - where
Mike was born - to Yale, then to Ohio State, to Miami of
Ohio, out to Colorado and then on to Northern Illinois.
Throughout the years, Mike was raised at practice sessions
and games. Not only did the young Mallory practice with
college players, he admired many as well.

Mike Mallory
rine defense
"I WAS ABLE to get really close to all my heroes," sai
Mallory, who played in two state championship games in
Colorado and another in Illinois. "My biggest (hero) was
always my father, and the rest were just the guys on the
team. It was never really one particular player.
"The players were always great with me, and it was fun to
be around the practices," Mallory added. "I think I learned a
lot from those times."
Whatever Mallory learned has been strengthened and put
to good use at Michigan.
"MIKE IS A real competitor, a battler," said Michigan
coach Bo Schembechler. "He's a nice kid, and is very much4
like his uncles. He plays with a lot of intensity."
Mallory plays with such intensity that he overcomes a lack
of size. At 6-2, 213 pounds, Mallory is small for an inside
linebacker, and has to make up for this deficiency with
quickness and proper technique.
"I always think, 'Yeah, I'd like to be bigger, but I can't do
anything about it so I try not to think about my size," said
Mallory, who started calling the defensive signals when Mike
Boren was injured against Indiana. "I have trouble keeping
weight on, so I have to use more technique. Our defense on
the whole is not as big as a lot of defenses, but we make up for
that with quickness." 4
MALLORY'S FAMILY also exudes quickness - even his
mother, who somehow managed to watch all of Mike and
Doug's high school games on Friday nights, and Bill's games
on Saturdays. Now she doesn't see as many of Mike's games,
but is following the activity of 14-year-old Kurt, the youngest
Mallory, and the second linebacker of the three children.
Mallory, too, keeps regular tabs on his family, although he
admits that it isn't always easy.
"I see Doug (who is a second-string cornerback) at prac-
tice every day, but I really don't get the chance to sit down
with him and see how he's doing," Mallory said. "I like get;F
ting to play on the same team with him, though.
"I usually call my Dad about twice a week," Mallory ad-
ded. "But a lot of the time he is off watching films, so I end up
talking to my mother."
And to Mike Mallory, advice from his mother can't be all
that bad. After all, she is part of the family.

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Michigan inside linebacker Mike Mallory stops an Indiana player in the Wolverines' 43-18 victory over the Hoosiers
three weeks ago at Michigan Stadium.
'M' SEEKS HIGHER STANDARDS:
GPA's concern Board

Ask the Fan

What is your opinion on the attem-
pt by police to control the crowd af-
ter last Saturday's game between
Michigan and Iowa?

By JIM DWORMAN
Michigan will support a proposal to
the 1984 NCAA convention that, if
passed, would raise minimum grade-
point averages required for student
athletes to maintain their eligibility.
Support for the proposal was approved
yesterday by the University's Board in
Control of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The proposal, sponsored by the Big
Ten Conference, would require athletes
to maintain cumulative GPAs of 1.700,
1.850, 2.004 and 2.000 in their
sophomore, junior, senior and fifth
years, respectively. The NCAA curren-
tly has no minimum grade-point

average eligibility requirement for
athletes.
THE BIG TEN recently adopted the
proposed standards. Formerly, the
conference required athletes to hold
cumulative GPAs of 1.65, 1.65, 1.75, 1.85
and 1.95 in their first through fifth
years, respectively. Michigan athletes
must always maintain a 2.0 GPA - a
"C" on a letter scale - to keep their
eligibility.
"I think it's low but it's realistic,"
said Dr. Paul Gikas, Michigan's
Faculty Representative to the Big Ten.
"What we're trying. to do is let a kid
come in who has marginal academic

Gridd
When Michigan travels to Illinois this
weekend to face the Fighting Illini a
Rose Bowl berth will be on the line.
Besides just a trip to Pasadena though,
the game means a lot to both schools
because there's been bad blood between
the Wolverines and the Illini for the last
few years.
However, the bad blood has nothing
1. MI HIGAN at Illinois (pick score)
2. Minnesota at Michigan St.
3. Northwestern at Purdue
4. Wisconsin at Ohio St.
5. Indiana at Iowa
6. Florida St. at Arizona St.
7. Florida at Auburn
8. LSU at Mississippi
9. Penn St. at Boston College
10. North Carolina at Maryland

e Picks
to do with Michigan's humiliating 70-21
trouncing two years ago or last year's
impressive 16-10 win. Instead, Illinois is
hopping mad because none of its
players have won a Griddes contest.
If you want to show up the Illini too,
just turn in your picks to the Daily on
420 Maynard or to Pizza Bob's on Chur-
ch or State.
11. West Virginia at Miami (Fla.)
12. Syracuse at Pittsburgh
13. Tennessee at Rutgers
14. North Carolina St. at South Carolina
15. Southern California at California
16. Texas Tech at Texas
17. Washington at UCLA
18. Sam Houston St. at Howard Payne
19. Florida A&M at Alcorn St.
20. DAILY LIBELS at Illinois Out-of-lina

skills and not apply an overly strict
regulation immediately. It's better
than no requirement. It's better than
1.65."
In the past, Gikas said, an athlete
could meet the 1.65 Big Ten standard
and not graduate in the allotted five
years.
THE BOARD also voted to support
proposals to the NCAA convention that
would allow a student-athlete to use his
five years of financial aid within a six-
year period; distinguish 20 ice hockey
scholarships from the limit of 70
equivalent scholarships the NCAA
presently allows a member's men's
minor sports program; and raise from
four to eight the minimum number of
women's athletic teams a Division I
school must support.
Michigan will oppose a proposal to
allow a student-athlete to receive
financial aid prior to his freshman
year, the Board voted.
Reports on the athletic department's
computer, televised football and its
financial position were dropped from
the agenda due to the absence of
Athletic Director Don Canham and
assistant Will Perry.
Join the
Daily
Sports Staff

Jim Zimmerman
LSA junior
The police should tell the people not to
go on the field. If they ignore the police,
they should be reprimanded. But with the
blood and all, it gets a little ugly.
Greg Mehall
Engineering junior
What the police did was unfair to
students who wanted to celebrate. I don't
like it; it's uncalled for brutality.

Darrell Thompson
LSA freshman
The police didn't have to use violence.
I'm ggainst it because it was totally un-
necessary. And I don't see how the fans
could do anything to harm the football
field.
Quincey Bertcher
LSA freshman
It's really hard for police to control a
crowd of that many people. However, I
can't justify using violence to control
them.

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White Sox Hoyt wis CyYoung
NEW YORK (AP) - LaMarr Hoyt, the barrel-bellied former Lion punter Tom Skladany yesterday and sought to
Chicago White Sox right hander who led the major leagues acquire the punter he replaced, Max Runager.
with 24 victories this year, was named the winner of the Cy The National Football League team placed Runager on
Young Award in the American League yesterday. "procedural recall," a team spokesman said. If no other club
The previously unheralded Hoyt, who has won 43 games claims Runager in 24 hours, he will rejoin the team, the
over the past two seasons and led the White Sox' second-half spokesman said.
romp to the AL West title, received 17 first-place ballots and A five-year veteran, Runager compiled a 41.2 yard
was the only one named by all 28 voters on a special panel of average in 19 punts before his release Sept. 28.
baseball writers. Skladany, also a five-year veteran of the NFL, punted 27
He had a total of 116 points, easily outdistancing reliever times for the Eagles in four games for a 39.4-yard average.
Dan Quisenberry of the Kansas City Royals, who finished Cdrs sign ex-M cager
second with nine first-place votes and 81 points. Quisenberry, RICHFIELD, Ohio (AP) -The Cleveland Cavaliers have
who set a major league record for saves with 45 was named signed second-round draft pick and former Wolverine John
on only 23 ballots. Garris, officials of the National Basketball Association team
Jack Morris of the Detroit Tigers was third with two first- announced yesterday.
place ballots and 38 points. The 6-foot-8 forward from Boston College, who left
Skladanv cut Michigan at the end of his freshman year, was the 27th choice
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles waived overall in the 1983 college draft. Last year at Boston, Garris
averaged 19.7 points per game.

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