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Women's Indoor Track
Wolverine Open
Today, 10:39a.m.
Track and Tennis Building

SPORTS

Basketball
vs. Michigan State
Tonight, 9:00 p.m.

The Michigan Daily Saturday, February 11, 1984 -Page7
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1EAIA ABB
Got a cure for coaching blues?

Judge decides Sims
must play in Detroit

By LARRY FREED
Thanks to some journalistic
'ingenuity this letter was retrieved
from the mailbox outside of the
athletic department.
DEAR ABBY,
I never thought I would be writing
you, but what has recently taken place
changed my mind. I am a basketball
coach at a large midwestern university
who has come under fire lately from
disgruntled fans and alumni.
It all started about three weeks ago.
My team was looking sharp and there
was even talk of a Big Ten title. In fact,
aking the NCAA tournament was
most a given, according to some of
the press and fans.
BUT THEN all of a sudden we lost our
shooting touch and the team has been in
a tailspin ever since, losing five of six
games. A day can't go by when I pick

lip a paper and find an article about me
or my team's failings.
If I'substitute, somebody will say I do

it too much. Hell, it seems any lineup I
put out there is the wrong one. I can't
seem to please anyone lately.
But what makes me even more con-
cerned is tgday is the first time we've
been back home since this whole thing
has been bent out of proportion. I'm
worried that my wife and little girl will
get upset if the fans start booing me and
my team tonight (9:00 p.m.).
WHAT REALLY makes me nervous
is that our opponenet is our cross-state
rival, who despite its record (9-10,2-7
Big Ten) is playing good basketball of
late. I'm concerned whether we can
stop its guards (Scott Skiles and Sam
Vincent) who are averaging a com-
bined 32 points and eight assists per
game.
Not only are they strong outside, but
they are physically tough inside as well.
The trio of Kevin Willis, Iarry Polec,
and Ken Johnson is averaging almost 20
boards per outing and they could give
our tall timber a tough go.

To be honest, though, I'm more con-
cerned with my team. Two of my guar-
ds who are known for their shooting
prowess, Antoine Joubert and Leslie
Rockymore, haven't been finding their
mark lately. In addition, my big man
Tim McCormick has been having dif-
ficulty getting rebounds and hitting free
throws.
"I know we're a better team than
we've showed lately, but this problem
has become more mental than physical.
I'm at wit's end. How can I get my
players to relax and perform to their
potential, and also get the press and
fans off my kids' backs?
I'll try anything. I have even banned
the press from talking to my players.
I'm hoping that will help them concen-
trate on nothing but basketball. But I
don't know if this is enough. Can you of-
fe' any advice, Abby?
Signed,
Searching for an answer in Ann Arbor

DETROIT (AP) - A federal judge
ruled yesterday that running back Billy
Sims must play with the National Foot-
ball League's Detroit Lions, rather than
the Houston Gamblers of the United
States Football League.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge
Robert E. DeMascio came a week after
final arguments in a lawsuit filed by
Sims against the Gamblers.
THE LIONS star and 1978 Heisman
Trophy winner signed contracts with
both teams last year.
However, Sims argued in the suit that
his former agent and co-owner of the
Gamblers, Jerry Argovitz, had
misrepresented him in negotiations
with the Lions and withheld infor-
mation, prompting him to sign with
Houston.

In the decision DeMascio said, "The
careless fashion in which Argovitz went
about ascertaining the highest price for
Sims' service convinces us of the
wisdom of the maxim, 'No man can
faithfully serve two masters whose in-
terests are in conflict.
"THERE WAS significant financial
differences between the USFL and the
NFL not only in terms of the relative
financial stability of the leagues, but
also in terms of the fringe benefits
available to Sims," DeMascio added in
the 20-page opinion.
Sims had signed a five-year, $3.5
million contract with the Gamblers on
July 1 and an undated agreement with
the USFL expansion team in Novem-
ber. But on Dec. 16, he signed a five-
year pact worth $4.5 million with the
Lions.

Frieder

Pistons win, 134-116

.. searching for answer

Michigan Basketball Statistics

McCormick .....................
Turner .................... ...
Rockymore .....................
Tarpley ........................
Joubert .......................
Reilford ..................
Wade............................
Jokise ..................
Pelekoudas .....................
Thompson ........................
Aenderson. .....................
Rud ..........................
team -..........................
MICHIGAN .......................
OPPONENTS .................

G-S
18-17
17-14
19-17
197
19-9
19-16
19-14
10-0
19-1
11-0
17-0
6-0
7-0

FG-FGA
74-122
67-158
81-185
73- 132
64-147
60-102
47-103
9-19
15-33
9-19
8-22
0-2
2-3

Pct
60.7
42.4
43.8
55.3
43.5
58.8
45.6
47.4
45.5
47.4
36.4
0.0
66.7

FT-FTA
64-101
42-56
22-28
25-35
32-43
35-43
16-33
7-10
9-12
4-4
15-26
3-4
1-2

Pet RBS-AVG
63.4 99-55
75.0 45-2.6
78.6 37-1.9
71.4 137-7.2
74.4 37-1.9
81.4 56-2.9
48.5 117-6.2
70.0 7-07
75.0 16-0.8
100.0 6-0.5
57.7 39-23
75.0 5-0.8
50.0 4-0.6
60-3.2

A
21
87
34
15
58
5
12
1
35
9
0
3

Pts Avg
212 11.8
176 10.4
184 9.7
171 9.0
160 8.4
155 8.2
110 5.8
25 2.5
39 2.1
22 2.0
31 1.8
3 0.5
5 0.7

The Lineups
MSU{ -o0)Michigan (1-7)
(00) KewiJohnson;. ....6-9) F (40) Rich Rellford ..... (6-6)
) arryPolec ..... (6-8) F (44) Tim McCormick .. (6-11)
(42) Kevin Willis ...... (7-0) C (42) Roy Tarpley ,.. (6-10)
(4) SctteS . ..... (6-1) 2 (24) Leslie Rockymnre. (6-3)
(l 1) SanmVentL.....(6-2) (5)EricTurner .......(6-3)
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By JIM DWORMAN
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC - Golden State coach John
Bach tapped the keg last night. His
Warriors came out flat and took a 134-
116 drubbing at the hands of the
Pistons.
Detroit simply ran and muscled its
Pacific Division opponent into sub-
mission.
"YOU KNOW how it is on the road,"
Piston coach Chuck Daly said.
"Fatigue is a factor. The time change is
a factor. So we ran them."
Detroit took the lead for good 3:20 in-
to the game when center Bill Laimbeer
pushed in a 17-foot jumper from the
wing. The Pistons upped their lead to
50-40 at 6:36 of the second quarter and
the Warriors rarely cut into that
margin.

19
19

511-1053 48.5
445-995 44.7

282-405 69.6 665-35.0 285 1304 68.6
280-415 67.5 573-30.2 204 1170 61.6

Laimbeer scored 18 points and grab-
bed 10 rebounds as the Pistons led f4-52
at the intermission.
DETROIT outrebounded Golden
State, 38-18, in the first half. Eighteen of
the boards came at the offensive end of
the court, with forward Cliff Levingston
grabbing six.
"Cliff played just a fantastic game,"
said Daly. "If he plays like that, it
makes us a very, very dangerous
team."
Laimbeer finished with 28 points and
16 rebounds. Seven other Pistons scored
in double figures. Levingston and John
Long had 19 apiece while Vinnie John-
son fired home 17.
ISIAH THOMAS collected 14 points
and 13 assists.
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Soviet Communist party chief

A

(Continued from Page 1)
head the funeral commission.
T COULD NOT be learned whether
e 72-year-old Chernenko, a senior
member of the ruling Politburo, had an
edge in the succession. When party
chief Leonid Brezhnev died Nov: 1, 1982,
Andropov was designated to head the
funeral:
If the Kremlin -hierarchy decides a
younger man is needed, the strongest

contenders are considered to be There was no official word on when
Mikhail Gorbacmev, 52, and Grigory the party Central Committee would
Romanov, 61, both known as economic meet to ratify a successor chosen by the
reformers. 12 surviving members of the ruling
SUCH OLDER, powerful Politburo Politburo.
members as Defense Minister Dmitri The United States, offering to work
Ustinov, 75, and Foreign Minister An- with the Soviet Union "to make the
drei Gromyko, 74, are expected to play world a safer place," is trying to take
a major role in deciding on a the chill out of superpower relations af-
paramount leader for this Jaid ofLA0 ter Andropov's death.
million people. CALLING FOR a resumption of

ndropov d
stalemated arms control talks,
Secretary of State George Shultz spoke
hopefully of reducing the risks of war
by engaging the new Kremlin leader-
ship in "a constructive and realistic
dialogue."
Secretary of State George Shultz
later told a news conference that
Reagan is eager for "constructive and
realistic dialogue" with the Kremlin's
new leaders.

lies at 69
SOME U.S. administration officials
attributed Soviet "intransigence" at
the arms talks to a lack of firm leader-
ship at the Kremlin because of Androp-
ov's prolonged illness.
Late yesterday it was announced that
Vice President George Bush would
head the U.S. delegation to the An-
dropov funeral as he did at Brezhnev's
funeral.

*Prof advise
y (Continued from Page 1)
contact with each other during the
tr4nsition period over the next few
months, they might begin "to see each
other not as mechanical devils but just
(as) people," said Yanov.
Although President Reagan has ap-
pointed Vice President George Busch to
attend Andropov's funeral, it would be
a positive step if Reagan went to
oscow for the ceremony, Yanov said.
'For the first time (Reagan) would
have a chance to see Soviet political
reality," said Yanov who lives in the
Soviet Union and is a visiting professor
at the University.
"PERSONAL contact cannot be
replaced by anything," Yanov said.
"Maybe it would help start the
(nuclear) arms control negotiations
which are now halted. It would make a
good impression."
face to face visit would also give the
eaders a better understanding of each
other as "people with their
weaknesses" instead of seeing each

Is Reagan to visit Moscow

How to make peace withTolstoy

other as strategic enemies, he said.
Yanov had just returned from a party
at the Center for Russian and East
European Studies last night at which
many people were placing bets on who
would be the next leader of the Soviet
Union.
YANOV SAID he placed his bet on
Konstantin Cherneko, a Communist
Party ideologist and a senior member
of the ruling Politburo, who will preside
at Andropov's funeral.
But James Blaker, a deputy assistant
secretary of the defense department
who took leave from his position to
teach in the University's political
science department praised Reagan's
decision to send Busch to the funeral.
"I think (Reagan) is probably
waiting to make a visit (to Moscow) in
the context of the next leader," Blaker
said.
ATTENDING the funeral would be
seen ass political move, Blaker said, in
light of Reagan and Andropov's tur-
bulent relationship.

The current confusion in Soviet
leadership would make now a bad time
for a visit, Blaker said.
"It is clearly unstable in the Soviet
Union because there is no in-
stitutionalized successor. It is not a nice
time to go (there). You've got to be
realistic even if he did go, it (a short
visit) wouldn't allow much insight for
either party."
And like most diplomatic meeting
between major heads of state the for-
mality would make it difficult for the
leaders to get to know each other, he
said.
University Associate Dean of LSA
William Zimmerman, who works at the
Center for Russian and East European
Studies, said Reagan would visit the
Soviet Union only if it would, increase
his chances of being elected.
"The main issue in the American
camp is if Reagan thinks he won's be
reelected," Zimmerman said.

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