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Field Hockey
Iowa vs. Purdue
Today, 1:00 p.m.
Ferry Field

SPORTS

Volleyball
vs. Illinois
Today, 7:00 p.m.
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.he Michigan Daily

Page 7

Saturday, November 3, 1984

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MICHIGAN DOWN TO TWO QB'S

Boilermakers battle

Blue for

Bowl bid

By PAUL HELGREN
Special to the Daily

WEST LAFAYETTE-There's a lit-
tle more at stake than just a bowl berth
in today's Michigan-Purdue clash.
True, with identical records of 5-3 (4-
2 in the Big Ten), both teams are on the
borderline of a post-season bid, and a
loss would dim greatly either team's
value in the eyes of the Peach, Liberty,
: Citrus and Holiday bowl reps that will
be in attendance. But the Boilermakers
have an extra score to settle-namely
52-21 and 42-10.
THOSE ARE the drubbings Leon Bur-
tnett's Boilers have suffered against Bo
Schembechler's Wolverines in the last

two years. And Purdue, with its kinetic
offense and improved defense, is tur-
ning those numbers into motivation.
"This game means a lot," said Don
Anderson, a Purdue cornerback who
lives in Detroit, "because the last two
years we've gone up there (Ann Arbor)
and gotten blown out."
Purdue's chances for payback would
appear to be good. Burtnett should have
his defense more prepared for the
Wolverines' re-emerged option attack
than did Illinois' Mike White a week
ago. Last Saturday, Michigan and
quarterback Chris Zurbrugg stunned
the Illini with that particular offense,
but Purdue had all week to fortify
against it.

THE Boilermakers are likely to make
a little thunder on offense themselves.
Quarterback Jim Everett is sixth in the
nation in total offense and 19th in
passing efficiency. The 6-5, 211-pound
QB has completed 59 percent of his
passes for 2120 yards.
Everett's favorite target is wide
receiver Steve Griffin. Griffin has 40
receptions and a 16.4 yards per catch
average. The Everett-Griffin com-
bination has Schembechler worried.
"I saw Everett play against Miami
(Fla.) last year and he was impressive
then," said Schembechler. "And Grif-
fin's as good a receiver as we've seen.
Miami's two guys (Stanley
Shakespeare and Eddie Brown), Al
Toon from Wisconsin, David Williams
from Illinois-Griffin's in there. He's
right in that group."
BUT concentrate totally on Purdue's
passing, as defensive coordinator Gary
Moeller warns, and Boiler tailback Ray
Wallace (526 yards) will burn you.

"The thing that's frustrating is when
they pop that draw play on you-just
like Illinois did," Moeller said.
For its part, Michigan's offense may
have some problems. Last week Zur-
brugg and the option looked machine-
like. But with the "prescription" grass
at Ross-Ade Stadium providing soft
footing, that machine could be slowed
down.
"It's not the easiest place to play,"
said Schembechler. "The surface is a
problem. Communication (hearing the
signals) is a problem."
ROSS-ADE'S grass is fertilized by a
special formula that makes it thick,
courtesy of Purdue's agriculture
school. "It's a small advantage, but it's
an advantage,"admitted Burtnett.
Possibly the biggest plus for Bur-
nett's squad would be Michigan's
desperate quarterback situation.
Earlier in the week Russell Rein, who
had started two games this season,
broke his left thumb and will not see ac-

tion today. That leaves just Chris Zur-
brugg and freshman Bob Cernak as
Bo's field generals. If Zurbrugg goes
down, even for a couple of series of
downs, Michigan's offense would be led
by quarterback who missed seven
weeks of practice with a broken thumb
and only this week lined up with the full
first-string offense.
"I've been thinking about it," said
Cernak. "I know I'll be nervous if I get
in. It would be a lot easier if I had got a
chance to run the plays. I know I'd be so
much better now."
If the Wolverines are lucky, Cernak
won't have to debut today. But the way
the breaks have been going-in
Wolverine QBs' bodies anyway-he had
better be prepared.
The Boilermakers would like nothing
better than to see their quest for
retribution made easier.

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Here's a word about your SIB...
... from Americas worst campus
WEST LAFAYETTE
(I N THE .road again . . ." Today, Michigan faces Purdue in its
third road game of the year, a crucial battle between two 5-3 ballclubs,
clutching for post-season bowl bids.
Let's put the game aside for a few moments, so as to introduce the men
who preside over big-time college football excitement.
Yes, it's the column no one has been waiting for, the story about the man
behind the scenes - the sports information directors (SID's, for short).
All universities and colleges with varsity sports contain a sports infor-
mation department. This office is the public relations vehicle for the univer-
sity's athletic department. The lavish game programs you purchase at
Michigan Stadium and those cute little schedule cards with big Al Sincich on
the front are examples of what a sports information department does.
An SID is the head honcho. He (there are
no she's in the Big Ten) receives a respec-
table salary; he wields a good amount of
authority; and he makesvcertain that his
athletic department moves to the right
beat.
Michigan and Purdue have two of the
finest SID's in the land - Bruce Madej and
Jim Vruggink (don't worry about
pronounciations), respectively.
"I never wanted to get into public,
relations work," insists Madej, in his third
year as Michigan's head man. But
somehow, after working as a sportswriter
for the Ypsilanti Press and Ann Arbor M1~ade .
News, Madej entered SID work. .j
Vruggink is in his second year in West Lafayette, following four years as
Northwestern's SID. Before Evanston, Vruggink was an assistant SID at
Michigan from 1974-78.
"Boy, those were some great years," said Vruggink, referring to the
tremendous success the Wolverines enjoyed during that period. "We went to
an Orange Bowl and two Rose Bowls, the basketball team went to the NCAA
finals one year, the hockey team made it to the finals and the baseball team
got to a World Series, which was rare. Now, of course, it goes every year."
As fate would have it, Madej replaced Vruggink as Michigan's assistant
SID in '78, and a few years before that, had taken Vruggink's job at the Ypsi
Press.
Vruggink does not underestimatethe excitement. If you're a sports
fanatic, SID work is for you. These guys get press passes and tickets to
anything they want. Sadly, the average sports information director has the
personality and charm of a junior high school scoreboard.
Not so with Madej, which makes him the Merrill Lynch Man - a breed
apart. At age 32, Madej knows how to enjoy himself on the road.
Big Ten SID's are usually treated like royalty. Michigan's SID is king.
The last issue of Rolling Stone magazine called Purdue's West Lafayette
campus, "the worst in America." Hardly a party town, the criticism is un-
just, as the campus is actually quite pleasant. But Vruggink said that Pur-
due is to the state of Indiana what Michigan State is to the state of Michigan
so perhaps there is some validity to the Rolling Stone assessment.
Oh yeah, football. PU's players will be wearing a t-shirt under their jersies
today reading: "First Time Ever: 1984, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan."
In 96 years of football, no Boilermaker squad has ever beaten these three
powerhouses in one season. Already, Purdue has beaten Notre Dame (23-21)
and OSU (28-23).
Guess which is the only team ever to have defeated this trio. That's right,
our cousins at Moo U who did it twice in 1951 and 1965.
So you crave a prediction for today's game? Michigan will win by running
352 rushing plays and two passing plays.

Wallace
... leads Purdue ground attack

Around the Big Ten

I

THE LINEUPS

Wisconsin at Iowa
12:10 EST
The Iowa Hawkeyes will try to move
a step closer to Pasadena and a trip to
the Rose Bowl, as they play host to the
upset-minded Wisconsin . Badgers in
Iowa City. The Hawkeyes currently
lead the Big Ten at 5-1 (6-2 overall) and
are in control of their own destiny. A
win today over Wisconsin, followed by
triumphs over Michigan State and Min-
nesota, will clinch the league title for
Hayden Fry's club.
Iowa is led by a well-balanced offense
featuring running backs Ronnie Har-
mon and Owen Gill, as well as quarter-
back Chuck Long who, in last week's
victory over Indiana, set an NCAA
record with 22 consecutive complete
passes.
Wisconsin is on an emotional high af-
ter last week's victory over Ohio State.
The Badgers, too, are looking for a post
season bowl invitational after raising
their record to 5-3. Prediction: Iowa
24,Wisconsin 20.
Indiana at Ohio State
1:30 EST
When Coach Bill Mallory brings his
winless Indiana team into Ohio Stadium
today, you can be sure that Keith
Byars, Mike Tomczack, and the rest of
the Ohio State squad will be ready. Af-
ter losing to Wisconsin, the Buckeyes
virtually assured themselves of not
representing the Big Ten in the Rose
Bowl. Look for OSU to take its frustrations
out on the helpless Hoosiers.
Indiana is equally inept on both sides
of the line. In the last three games, the
Hoosiers have given up a total of 119
points, while only scoring 75. Predic-
tion: Ohio State 56, Indiana 17.
Minnesota at Illinois
2:00 EST
When you talk about meaningless
college football games, mention this
one. Illinois is not headed for a bowl
game this year due to probation. Min-
nesota, on the other hand, is improving
under Lou Holtz but it's still Min-
nesota. Both teams are coming off
losses.
Minnesota will be without its starting
quarterback, Rickey Foggie, because
of a shoulder injury.

Northwestern at Michigan
State
1:00 EST
Michigan State is 4-4 and Northwestern
is 2-7, so when these two teams clash in
East Lansing today it will be yet
another who cares game, right? Wrong.
This game is a vital one for both teams.
The Spartans, who endured three
straight losses earlier in the year,
honestly believe they are in position for
a post-season bowl bid. To get one
though, they must win at least two of
their remaining three games, which in-
clude Wisconsin and Iowa.
Northwestern is in no position for a
bowl game, but all week long there
have been rumors that the team's
coach, Dennis Green, is on his way out
and will be fired at the end of the
season. It will be interesting to see how
Northwestern's players react to the
controversy.Prediction: Michigan
State 27, Northwestern 23.

I

Michigan

Purdue

OFFENSE

(95)
(79)
(77)
(59).
(73)
(72)
(25)
(18)
(12)
(32)
(20)
(19)

Sim Nelson ....... (230)
Clay Miller ....... (258)
Bob Tabachino .... (263)
Art Balourdos ..... (225)
Doug James ...... (267)
John Elliott ....... (280)
Vince Bean ....... (190)
Triando Markray . (182)
Chris Zurbrugg ... (195)
Eddie Garrett ..... (225)
Rick Rogers.....(216)
Bob Bergeron ..... (160)

TE
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
SE
FLK
QB
FB
TB
PK

(84)
(79)
(54)l
(65)
(67)
(69)
( 2)
(22):
(11)
(37)
(43).
(17).

Marty Scott ....... (220)
Doug Isbell........(275)
Mark Drenth ...... (271)
Jerry Boat ........(233)
Dave Jaumotte ... (246)
Paul Alekna ...... (267)
Steve Griffin.......(186)
Rick Brunner ..... (157)
Jim Everett ...... (211)
Bruce King ........(220)
Ray Wallace ......(219)
Mike Rendina ..... (188)

DE
220)

(85) Jim Scarcelli ..

0...t

Around the Big Ten' was compiled
by Daily sportswriter Adam Ochlis.
Div ers
sweep
Spartans
Special to the Daily
EAST LANSING-Leigh Anne
Grabovez and Angie Poretta dove their
way into the NCAA Regionals yester-
day to lead a Michigan diving sweep
against Michigan State in East Lan-
sing.
The Wolverines grabbed the top five
places in both the one-meter and three-
meter events. Grabovez and Poretta
made their big splashes off the one-
meter board with Grabovez compiling
174.2 points and Poretta 167.55, both
good enough for NCAA qualifying.

(66)
(53).
(52)
(80)
(57)
(42)
(13)
( 5)
( 8)
(30)
(43)

Mike Hammerstein (239)
Al Sincinch ....... (230)
Kevin Brooks ..... (245)
Rodney Lyles ..... (226)
Tim Anderson .... (218)
Mike Mallory ..... (217)
Garland Rivers ... (182)
Erik Campbell .... (163)
Doug Mallory ..... (175)
Brad Cochran ..... (219)
Monte Robbins .... (195)

FENSE
OLB (49)
DT (91)
MG (92)
DT (99)
OLB (98)
ILB (57)
ILB (44)
LC (15)
FS (26)
SS (13)
RC (19)
P. (29)

Tony Visco ........ (227)
Melvin Menke .... (243)
Brad Hornor ...... (250)
Kevin Holley ...... (247)
Don Baldwin ...... (244)
Jason Houston .... (205)
Kevin Sumlin ..... (213)
Don Anderson ..... (196)
Rod Woodson ..... (192)
Corey Cooper ..... (193)
Chris Dishman .... (165)
Brian Thomson ... (209)

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Is passive smoking more
than a minor nuisance
or real annoyance.
That's a broad and vague statement being made in a nation-wide, multi-
million dollar campaign by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
For those who are fortunate not to have a chronic lung or heart disease,
who don't suffer from allergies, or who may not have an acute respiratory
illness that may be true. However, medical evidence is conclusive: passive
smoking is injurious to a large number of individuals - young and old, rich
and poor, and from any ethnic group.
The majority of Americans are nonsmokers. There's something wrong
with the system when those in the minority can have such a drastic effect
on the majority. . . and that's what so often happens when smokers' sides-
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