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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 27, 1983

Illini 'cheap shot,
Players trade harsh words
as game time approaches



Bert overcomes injury
running third for 'M'

The battle lines have been drawn.
When Michigan and Illinois take the
field on Saturday, with the conference
lead and a possible Rose Bowl berth at
stake, the battle will by a physical one.
Until then, the only ammunition the two
sides will have is their respective
So far, these have been formidable
MICHIGAN head coach Bo Schem-
bechler and Illinois head coach Mike
White have both tried to quell the notion
that there is bad blood between the two
teams. Comments by players of the
teams, however, are laced with disdain
for the opposition.
"Illinois had a couple of late hits and
cheap shots last year against us," said
Michigan starting strong safety Evan

Cooper. "One was on A.C. (Anthony
Carter). It was on the middle of the
field, he wasn't looking and someone
punched him.
"There was a lot of talk and verbal
taunting from their sideline last year.
Even the fans got involved. Before the
game and at halftime their fans and
players were saying they were going to
win. After the game (won by Michigan,
16-10) their fans were saying we
wouldn't win the Rose Bowl.
"IT SEEMS like there is an unusually
high degree of dislike for us by their
fans and players. It's simply because of
the way they play, because of all their
talking, and defensively they had a lot
of cheap shots."
Cooper said that the Fighting Illini's
antics are due to a combination of
exuberance and a lack of class.
"It's a little bit of both," he said.

'They have been
waving that
Wolverine turd in
our faces for a long
time. It's just about
time for that to
- Mike Johnson


'It seems like there
is an unusually high
degree of dislike for
us by their fans and
players. It's simply
because of the way
they play, because of
all their talking, and
defensively they
have a lot of cheap
-Evan Cooper

"They're trying to make up for their
lack of confidence. They can't in-
timidate their opponents with good
clean football, so they try to intimidate
them with cheap shots.
"WE JUST want to beat them a little
bit more as a result."
These feelings of scorn are mutual,
according to Illinois defensive tackle
Mike Johnson.
"They have been waving that
Wolverine turd in our faces for a long
time," Johnson said. "It's just about
time for that tocease. It's time for
other teams.
"A LOT OF that grudgery goes back
to two years ago when they did all they
could to run up the score (70-21) on us.
They're not high on us and we're not
high on them. I believe we gave
Michigan all they could handle last
If you've seen Rocky III, "There is no
tomorrow.' If we don't do it this year,
there is no tomorrow. We've been losing
to them for too long. I feel like this is the

If you've ever wanted to spend a week
with Michigan head coach Bo Schem-
bechler, tune into CBS-TV on Saturday
beginning at noon.
A CBS crew has spent the week
following Schembechler around and
will air this feature on its NCAA Today
"The idea is to show how Bo spends his,
week preparing for a game," said CBS
spokesman Mike Delnagro. "I would
guess Schembechler was picked
because he's been around for a while, is
respected and has a good record."
* * * *
Michigan senior offensive guard
Stefan Humphries has been awarded a
post-graduate scholarship by the
National Football Foundation and Hall
of Fame, Inc.
Humphries said yesterday that he
has enjoyed the combination of football
and academics at Michigan.
"It has been a very good experience
for me," Humphries said. "I came in
here knowing that academics would be
stressed above athletics. That's true of
(head coach) Bo Schembechler's

Most athletes know what it's like to sit out time because of an injury.
Michigan cross country runner Kelli Bert could be considered an expert on
the subject.
During her career, which began in the tenth grade, the sophomore has
missed a total of four cross country and track seasons because of injuries.
SHE IS healthy this season, however, and has quickly become the
Wolverine's number three runner.
Coach Francie Goodridge is impressed with Bert's progress so far this
season. Coming off a summer in which she did not run because of a knee in-
jury, Bert has fared well in the team's first four meets of the year.
"Her improvement has been very consistent," said Goodridge. "She had
to really back off all summer so it's really remarkable that she's made so
much progress."
BERT DID not run on a regular girl's cross country team until her senior
year, when she was captain of her Monroe (Mi.) High School team. In tenth
and eleventh grade, she ran on a boy's team because there was no girl's
The 5-4 runner attracted Goodridge's attention at the Michigan State
cross country meet during her senior year. Bert was running second in the
race until she hyperventilated near the finish line and dropped back several
places. Goodridge saw enough, though, and recruited Bert for the Michigan
During the track season the following spring, however, Bert began to
suffer from tendinitis in her knee which eventually caused her to miss her
freshman cross country season at
"I JUST kept reinjuring it trying
to run,'said Bert, "and I ended up
sitting out for almost nine months."
The physical education major
could not keep her own physical
condition this past summer because
of the knee condition and came into
her first college cross country
season unprepared.
"I came back this year out of
shape. I knew I could run well in
college but I was surprised with how
soon my times came down," said
Bert, who runs a 5:10 mile during the
track season.
Goodridge SINCE CROSS country season
started, Bert has avoided injuries
...a Bert backer while running over eight miles a day.
Goodridge is optimistic about Bert's future in cross country and track now
that she is healthy.
"Her endurance is remarkable. It's exciting to see what she's going tb be
able to do for us," said Goodridge, who attributes Bert's rapid comeback to
her "tremendous natural talent."









Wings win in O T,


The Red Wings extended their un-
beaten streak to four games by
defeatinig the Buffalo Sabres 6-5 in over-
time, before 15,514 fans in Joe Louis
Detroit rookie Steve Yzerman's
second goal of the night came with
twenty seconds left in the overtime
period. As Yzerman put it, "I got Brad
Parks' rebound and the net was wide
open. I was just lucky to be in the right
THE RED WINGS took a 2-0 lead in
the first period on goals by newly re-
acquired Andre St. Laurent and rookie
Kelly Kisio.
After two periods Detroit still main-
tained a 3-2 advantage, but early in the
first period Buffalo veteran Gil
Perrault scored to tie the game. Detroit
took a two goal lead later in the period
on Kisio's second goal of the evening

and a goal by Ed Johnstone. Buffalo
came back with two unanswered goals,
the last by former Olympian Mike
Ramsey with only 1:03 remaining in
regulation, to send the game into over-
But it was all for naught as Yzerman
scored to clinch the Red Wing Victory.
Iowa 'hacker busted
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - University
of Iowa football player Mike Yacullo is
facing charges of drunken driving,
possession of marijuana and inter-
ference with official acts following his
arrest by Iowa City police.
Police said in court complaints they
stopped the 21-year-old linebacker
because he was driving his car "at an
extremely high rate of speed" in down-
town Iowa City at about 2 a.m. yester-
day morning.
A COMPANION in his car, Richard
Kozak, 22, was charged with public in-
toxication and interference with official
acts, police said.
Police said Yacullo agreed to take a
sobriety test, but then took something
from Kozak to put in his mouth that
would "interfere with the breath test."

A HEALTHY Bert, coupled with the return of Sue Schroeder and Cathy
Schmidt, the team's number one and two runners, could mean a very strong
team for Goodridge next year. The third-year coach hopes the increased
competition for the number one spot.wil strengthen the squad.
Bert tries to concentrate on competing with other teams, but she agrees
that competition with her teammates help.
"We try not to look at it as if I'm competing against my teammates," said
Bert. "But I think we do help by pushing each other during practice."
SCHROEDER, a housemate of Bert's, is also optimistic about Bert's
comeback and the team's prospects for next year. "I think she's had the
potential but really hasn't been able to show it until now because of all the in-
juries," said Schroeder while analyzing Bert's rapid progress. "'She's been
coming on strong all year.
"We'll have everybody back next year and if we don't have any serious in- 4
juries, the team should be greatly improved'
Bert has already achieved her major goal of making a contribution to the
team. She puts emphasis on making .the team competitive in the Big Ten
rather than concentrating on being Michigan's number one runner.
If she can avoid her old injury problem, Bert should be able to fulfill her
goal as a team-builder in the next two years on a much improved squad.


Stanley H. Kaplan
The Smart.

%o MMI

For Information,
Please Call:
KAPUMN 662-3149
EDUCATIONAL 211 E. Huron St.

Hey, Scary fans, this is C. Scary
taking over the Griddes today. After all
it is almost Halloween and it's time to
scare all you football fans out there.
We've got a bunch of close games to call
this weekend, which I'm sure is very
scary to all you out there trying to make
up your picks. Competition for our prize
will be so fierce pizza pies will be flying
What's even more scary is all you
fans who don't turn in your Gridde
Picks. Ooh, that makes me, so mad. I
remember one time my crew of fine
boys forgot to turn in their picks and I
ended up winning a pizza. I hate pizza,
it marks up my face and ruins my scary
image. It's also a mess trying to put it
in my Halloween trick or treat bag.
Now that's really scary, so scary that I
don't even want to talk about it
anymore. So, all you scary football fans
get your Gridde Picks into the Daily by

midnight on Friday. Ooh, midnight
Friday! That's scary!
1. MICHIGAN 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
11. West Virginia at Miami (Fla.)
12. Syracuse at Pittsburgh
13. Tennessee at Rutgers
14. North Carolina St. at South Carolini
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-Iii


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