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Men's varsity basketball
walk-on tryouts, 6-3 or taller
contact Dave Hammer,
assistant basketball coach
The Michigan Daily

SPORTS

Intramural cross-country sign-up
September 24, 11:00-4:30 p.m.
Intramural Sports Building

Tuesday, September 18, 1984

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By PA UL HELGREN

, j F THE many traditions associated with Michigan
football, ticket scalping remains the anathema. It is
'the seamy underbelly of a brilliant and industrious
:marketing operation that annually pulls somewhere bet-
'ween $8-1 4million into the coffers of the athletic depar-
tment.
The scalper is the final, tainted link in an informal
-' "distribution chain that puts many of the 105,000 fannies
into the country's second-largest sports facility every
football Saturday.
Decent folks should despise and revile the ticket
.scalper, we are told. He is a cunning snake who lurks in
the corners around the Union, prying tickets fromhis
student-prey, then swindling the naive and affluent alum-
nus who strolls in on game day without a ticket.
Usually the scalping-fiend goes quietly undetected and
unharrassed by the police. But lately that's been
:changing.
Last fall Ann Arbor police arrested a man for selling
football tickets at a price higher than their listed value
(the case was later dismissed).
Last night the Ann Arbor City Council passed a law
which would make scalping a $25 violation, rather than
the state penalty of $100 fine and 90 days in jail. Athletic
Director Don Canahm hates the idea because he is "op-
posed to any liberalization of scalping laws." He would
rather see the current state law enforced.
Some council members think the new law will actually
make it easier to prosecute scalpers, because it will only
involve a simple ticket from an officer instead of a court
case. In any case, by creating the law the council agreed
that something had to be done.
'Scalper speaks out
At least one scalper finds the current hubbub an over-
blown farce.
"It makes me laugh at the whole damn thing," said
"Aaron;" a 72-year-old entrepreneur who can be found
most any day in front of the Union. "If I had a puke bag,
I'd use one. The whole thing stinks. We're not selling
drugs, we've providing a service."
Aaron (his "working" name) resents the charac-
terization of the scalper as a sleezy rip-off artist. He said
the ticket scalper is the middle man who moves the ticket
from the student or professor who doesn't want to attend
the game, to the alumnus or fan who does.

Scalping law: Much
ado about nothing
Everybody's happy - except for Canham.
Scalping simply galls Michigan's chief athletic
executive. All the money generated from scalping
bypasses the athletic department. That's bad business. To
Canham, bad business is the mortal sin, not to mention a
rip-off of the athletic department.
Aaron doesn't see it that way, though. He argued that
one of the reasons Canham sells so many tickets is that
people are assured of reselling them at a profit. Thousan-
ds of students and faculty buy tickets because they know
they can resell them to scalpers, who in turn sell them to
ticketless customers..
Part of the system
"We perform a service that nobody else will handle,"
said the white-haired scalper. "We fill the stadium. We
take the risk of losing money, like if it rains or whatever.
We get the tickets to the people that want them. We ac-
tually are performing a service for Don Canham.
If you are about to break out in laughter at the ats urdity
of this assertion, think for a second. Why does scalping
exist? If everybody who bought football tickets intended
to use them, there would be no scalping. Clearly the
people who have the privilege of buying tickets and the
people who wish to attend the games are not the same. Mr.
Canham is not reaching his market. That's where the
scalper comes in.
Ask yourself a second question. Why are scalpers able
to charge such elevated prices for tickets? Answer: People
are willing to pay it. The process of getting the tickets
from those who have them to those who will pay for them
is fulfilled by the scalper. And like any good businessman
he takes his cut.
So while scalping may be the dirty end of the system
that fills'Michigan Stadium every football Saturday, it's a
very necessary part of the system. And it's in everybody's
best interest to leave it alone.

ONE GAME A WA Y FR OM CLINCHING
igers down Brew Crew
Evans and John Grub were walked made curtain calls from the dugout as
By CHRIS GERBASI around the bases, forcing in Herndon. the fans' excitement hit a pennant fever
AND SCOTT SALOWICH Lou Whitaker capped the dramatics pitch.
Tiger Stadium was ready to explode with his first career grand slam off Righthander Roger Mason pitched
st night but the plucky Toronto Blue reliever Jack Lazorka. six strong innings to record his first
s - - 4 b-uthplkToB% BOTH PARRISH AND Whitaker major league victory.

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Jays defused the bomb.
The Tigers managed to beat the
Milwaukee Brewers, 7-3, however,
Toronto edged Boston, 5-4, to postpone
the champagne.
ONCE THE TIGERS had buried the
Milwaukee Brewers with a six-run sixth
inning on the way to a 7-3 victory, all
eyes turned to the scoreboard.
The Tigers needed a victory and a
Toronto loss to. clinch the American
League East championship and it
seemed they had reached their goal
when Boston took a 4-3 lead over the
Blue Jays in the ninth inning.
Toronto didn't cooperate however, as
they scored two runs in the bottom of
the ninth to keep Detroit's magic num-
ber at one.
MILWAUKEE LED, 2-1, going into
the sixth, but Lance Parrish tied the
game with his thirtieth home run of the
season.
Larry Herndon followed with a single
and, after Chuck Lamden advanced
him to second, Barbaro Garbey, Darrell

Whitaker
... 'Sweet' grand slam

'N

K

Parrish
... ignited rally

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By DAVE ARETHA
Brown University's 2-0 blanking of
the Michigan women's field hockey
team Sunday completed a humbling
season-opening road trip for the
Wolverines.
The Stickers, venturing east over the
weekend to face some of the best field
hockey teams in the country, returned
-home with an 0-3 record.
AP Top Twenty

1. Nebraska (37) ..........2-0-0
2. Clemson (15) ...........2-0-0
3. Texas (4) .............1-0-0
4. Miami, Fla. (1) .......3-1-0
5. Ohio State .............. 2-0-0
6. Brigham Young ........3-0-0
7. Penn State..............2-0-0
8. UCLA (2) ...............2-0-0
9. Washington ...........2-0-0
10. Boston College .........2-0-0
11. Oklahoma ............2-0-0
0 2. Oklahoma State...... 2-0
13. SMU ................1-040
14. Iowa ...................1-1-0
15. Florida State ...........2-0-0
16. MICHIGAN ..........1-1-0
17. Southern Cal ...........1-0-0
18. West Virginia ..........3-0-0
19. Auburn .............0-2-0
,20. Georgia ...............1-0-0
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THE MICHIGAN women were shut
out by University of Massachusetts, 5-0,
on Thursday, and topped by Springfield
College 2-1 on Saturday, before falling
to Brown.
The Wolverines were overmatched
by their strong eastern foes. Besides
being outscored 9-1 in the three games,
Michigan allowed 60 shots on goal while;
managing only 19. Against Brown, the
stickers had only four shots on net.
Two Michigan players did shine
however. Tri-captain Jonnie Terry's
strong goaltending kept the scores
respectable, and Lisa Schofield,
another captain, scored a second-half
goal against Springfield to make the
game exciting.
The stickers have two weeks to
regroup before resuming play. Their
next weekend of games is Sept. 29-30,
when they meet Kent State on Saturday
and Michigan State on Sunday.
Links tersfinish fifth
The Michigan women's golf team
finished fifth in a field of seven teams
this past weekend in the Ferris State
Invitational held at Katke Golf Course
in Big Rapids. A total score of 984
placed them well behind Michigan
State, which won with a total of 904.
Bowling Green took second, scoring

952, and Ferris State and Northern
Illinois tied for third at 960.
Missy Bauer and Val Madill led
Michigan, with each scoring a total of
240. Bauer had the Wolverines' lowest
round, a 76 on Saturday. Luann Cherny
created some excitement by aceing the
167-yard, par-3, 8th hole.
_The low individual medalist was Lori
Wetzel of Northern Illinois, who recor-
ded a 221.
-GREG CHRISTOPHER

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