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Page 8-- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 18, 1984

Che Bowl for

By TED LERNER
If the. Michigan Wolverines do not
smell the roses next year life might still
be a bowl of cherries.
A new postseason collegiate football
game,which might include Michigan or
Michigan State as its first host, is on the
brink of becoming a reality. And, get
this, the game will be held in bustling
and beautiful Detroit.
THE GAME will be called the Cherry
Bowl. If the NCAA approves it, the
Cherry Bowl will be played December
22, 1984, at the Pontiac Silverdome.
A group called Cherry Bowl, Inc. has
already made its presentation to the
NCAA postseason Football Committee
and will receive its answer April 10.
Their chances for approval appear
good.
"The committee was impressed,"
said Ralph McFillen, NCAA assistant
director of champions. "They've done
a good job."
THERE ARE MANY reasons why the
committee was impressed. Foremost,
believe it or not, is the game's location.
"Presently, there are 16 bowl
games," McFillen said. "Lots of the
games are in the south, Sun Belt. There
are too many games in those areas of.
the country. It could cause dilution, a
watering down of competition.
"The committee is concerned with
the location of games," he added. Last
year the cities of Tampa, Anaheim and
Tuscon had submitted applications,

Sponsor out to prot
Detroit is not the p1

made presentations and were denied.
"DETROIT, geographically, is not a
disadvantage. It's an advantage. There
are no bowl games in that part of the
country."
The committee, according to Mc-
Fillen, was also impressed with the
80,000 seat, climate-controlled Pontiac
Silverdome, the site of the game. The
Silverdome is the largest domed
stadium in the country and can offer
separate practice facilities for both
teams, something the New Orleans
Superdome could not .provide for the
Sugar Bowl.
With a facility the size of the Silver-
dome, the NCAA will obviously look to
see if the game can fill the stadium.
Tom Martin, who represents the state's
cherry growers and is president of
Cherry Bowl Inc., believes Michigan
sports fans will jump at a chance to see
a bowl game.
"WE HAVE THE audience," Martin
said. "Michigan sports fans are ,very
supportive. Now they all can see a bowl
game, many for the first time. And at
the Silverdome the fan can sit in his
seat, take his jacket off and enjoy him-

self.
"This year many of the bow
hurt by poor weather. Players
perform to their ability."
For financial support, Martin
group are soliciting 100 corp
from across the state to support
of 500 tickets each. The corl
would either pay $10,000 for the
put the seats up for sale at the
fice. If Martin finds corporatii

Blue?
e agree with the plan, 50,000 seats would
e be accounted for by April.
THE AMOUNT OF money generated
tS by the live gate and from television (a
network has not yet been found) could
approach $2.5 million. Martin said he
could pay each team close to $1 million,
Als were which would make the Cherry Bowl the
couldn't fifth-largest bowl game, in terms of
money, in only its first year.
and his The most important ingredient that
orations would sell the Cherry Bowl to the fans
t a block and television is the quality of the
poration teams that play in the game. For the
seats or inaugural game Martin would like to
box of- have Michigan or MSU, provided
ons who neither team wins the Big Ten and goes
to the Rose Bowl. The opponent would
be a major independent such as Notre
Dame or the runner-up from another -
major conference.
is If you think Michigan would not con-
sider staying north for the holidays to
There host the fifth-largest bowl in the coun-
at part try, you had better think again. Both
Michigan schools have sponsored the
Cherry Bowl's application to the NCAA
cFillen committee.
irector So don't be surprised if, in future
npions seasons, the Wolverines decide to play
in the Cherry Bowl if they don't win the
conference championship.
It'll be Michigan's run for the
cherries.

Detroit, geographica
not a disadvantage ...
are no bowlgames in th6
of the country.'
- Ralph M
NCAA Assistant Di
of chan

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THE. SPORTING VIEWS
In a nutshell .. .

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.. .this Bo doesn tfigure
By STEVE WISE
'VE FOUND THE perfect gift.
For about $80.00 I can get that special someone a 12-inch high, limited
edition Bo Schembechler figurine. The hand painted, autographed statue
depicts the old field general dressed in traditional 'M' cap and coat, holding
a game plan and surrounded by memorabilia of his accomplishments.
"We are not talking about a piece of junk, so to speak," said Joan Frey,
who along with her husband runs the Happy. House gift shop, which sells the
little Bo's.
Frey isn't kidding. These statues are not merely made of some cheap
metal or plastic. Instead they're cast in clay molds out of a mixture of pecan
shells and resin.
"It's kind of a strange composition," Frey said. "They use it to fill cracks
and work into furniture molding.
"You would think it was wood to look at it. It has a rustic kind of look," ad-
ded the Happy House proprietress.
The statue, which has gone through several 50-coach castings since about
last May, is the brainchild of the Freys and a Davidson, N.C. artist named
Tom mark, whom Frey says could be another Norman Rockwell.
Clark's previous efforts include a. line of elf-like, woodsman statues, a
group of appalachian characters and, though he says he's not a sports fan, a
portrait bust of Larry Hefner, a one-time Green Bay Packer.
Larry who?
Mrs. Frey said Rockwell, I mean Clark, offered to do "something
special."
"My husband said, 'There's one special person around here. No one else
has a Bo,"' she explained.
Now, however, because of the
magnamity of the Freys'
imaginations, hundreds of us can
have our own little surrogate
Schembechlers, and no two are
exactly alike. I know I'm excited.
But I'm also a little scared. Even
though the University approved the
tM' mentor manufacturing, I
thought such a process was against
the Big Ten commandments. One of
these, I thought, states: ,"Thou shalt
not make idols of thine coach."
Maybe that was just one of the rules
of good taste.
The foot-high football coaches also
could cause strife within the
Michigan athletic department.
Other coaches might demand that
someone produce statues of therp
and mmight threaten to quit unless
they too were immortilized in nut
fragments.
At the risk of either decimating
the Woverine coaching staff or
flooding the coaching figurine
market, Frey says she actually isB g
considering branching out. . . . a bust for $80.00?
"We are interested, perhaps, in doing some expansion," she said. "There
are many (other figurines) that are in the thought process."
Clark said he might also add more sports figures to his line of elves and
other cute creatures. In fact, his office has already discussed the
possibilities with "representatives of the late Bear Bryant, another coaching
legend deemed worthy to join the group of castings.:
I myself might be partial to another, smaller Bo that I could mount on the
dashboard of my car.
Or maybe a 13- to 14-inch high Woody Hayes with moveable arms and a little
player to punch.
They could produce statues of coaches whose teams are on probation,
complete with removable handcuffs.
The possibilities for limited-edition figurines are limitless. Then again,
maybe this is a nutty idea to. begin with.

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Maru bashi
swims her
way home
to train for
'84 Games

By ANDREA WILLIAMS
Sophomore Naomi Marubashi, a
member of Canada's 1980 Olympic
Swim team, has returned to her native
Scarborough, Ontario to train for the
1984 Canadian Olympic team.
A freestyle specialist, Marubashi's
many successes include two bronze
medals for relays at the World Student
Games held last July in Edmonton,
Alberta.
MARUBASHI ENROLLED at
Michigan in January 1983 after spen-
ding the fall session competing in the
World Aquatic Games in Ecuador and
the Commonwealth Games in
Australia.
Drawn to the university by a scholar-
ship offer, the tall brunette said she
"visited the campus, liked it, liked the
people and decided to go."
She will return to Michigan after
the Olympics are over to "lead a. nor-
mal life." Marubashi intends to retire
from the Canadian national team but
will continue to swim for the Michigan
varsity team.

SWIMMING, HOWEVER, has not
always come naturallyfor the
Canadian swim star. She admits that
"after I failed my 'Juniors' in Red
Cross swimming instruction because I
couldn't dive, my parents put me in a
swim club." At age nine, therefore,
Marubashi started swimming com-
petitively with the Scarborough Spar-
tans.
It was not until she was fifteen,
however, that Marubashi felt she really
began to become competitive.
"Nobody pulled me towards swim-
ming," Marubashi said. Even her
parents, she feels, were not like other
swimmers' parents. "My parents were
never really push, push, push," she
said.
Although she says she never idolized
any other swimmers, she admits to
"looking up to Alex. Bauman," the
Canadian swimming sensation from
Sudbury, Ontario. "He interests me
because nothing ever influences him..
He's probably the best-swimmer I have

ever met," said Marubashi.
With the Olympic Games fast ap-
proaching, Marubashi will train in
Scarborough under the watchful eye of
her coach Bruce Gibson. In February,
she will compete in dual meets held in
Switzerland and Germany before
heading to the Olympic Trials.

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THE MOVE
IS ONTO

NoaN

From Staff and Wire Reports
The Michigan Panthers are living up
to their reputation as Michigan's team.
The USFL club added two more
Michigan Wolverines to its roster over
the weekend, signing punter Don
Bracken and backup tight end Milt Car-
thens.
Bracken, who was named to the
Second Team All-Big Ten team his first
three seasons at Michigan, holds the
Wolverines' all-time record for punting
yardage with 7,866. The Thermopolis,
Wyo. native's average slipped a little

this year, as he dropped to just 37.2
yards a kick.
Carthens saw limited duty this year
playing behind Sim Nelson. The 6-foot-
three, 240 pound tight end caught three
passes for an average of 19.7 yards a
catch, one good for a touchdown against
Michigan State, before suffering a knee
injury which ended his season.
Carthens and Bracken are among the
63 players that have reported to the
Panthers' camp at the Diablo Sports
Complex in Tempe, Arizona.

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From staff and wire reports
Former Michigan defenseman Steve
Richmond was recalled yesterday by
the New York Rangers of the National
Hockey League. I
Richmond, the second-highest
scoring defenseman in Wolverine
history, was recalled from Tulsa of the
Central Hockey League to replace Dave
Maloney, who will sit out a one-game
suspension, and Reijo Routsalinen, who
is suffering from the flu.
Richmond, who will join the Rangers*
in timefor tonight's game against St.
Louis at Madison Square Garden,
scored five goals and 13 assists in 68
games for Tulsa last year, and finished
his Michigan career with 40 goals and
86 assists for 126 points.
Hudson signs with USFL
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brigham
Young tight end Gordon Hudson has
signed a multiyear contract with the
Los Angeles Express, the United States

Football League team announced
yesterday.
Hudson, a 6-foot-4, 235-pounder, had
44 receptions for 596 yards last season
in a campaign cut short when he suf-
fered torn ligaments in his left knee
during the Cougars' seventh game.
HE WAS SELECTED by Los Angeles
in the eighth round of the recent USFL
draft.
During his BYU career, Hudson
caught 78 passes for 2,484 yards and 22
touchdowns. He and quarterback Steve
Young, the Express' top pick in the op-
en-school selection, helped the Cougars
win three consecutive Western Athletic
Conference titles and Holiday Bowl ber-
ths.
Hudson set an NCAA single-
game receiving mark for a tight end
when he grabbed 3 passes for a record
259 yards in a game against Utah.
The Express has not yet signed
Young.

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