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Wrestling
Wolverine Open
Sunday,
Crisler Arena

SPORTS

Men's Basketball vs.
Yugoslavia National team
Thursday, 7:30
Crisler Arena

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The Michigan Daily

Saturday, November 10, 1984

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LITTLE BROWN JUG ON THE LINE
'M' set to bury Gophers

By PAUL HELGREN
"My players are voting on Wed-
nesday whether or not to come."
Fear not. Lou Holtz's Minnesota
Golden Gophers will show up to battle
for The Little Brown Jug today. But a
48-3 thumping at the hands of Illinois'
last week left the Coach with the Golden
Tongue feeling a bit shell-shocked.
THE ILLINI shellacking took a bit of
the varnish off an otherwise commen-
dable refinishing job by Holtz.
Assuming the Gopher controls after a
pitiful 1-10 mark last season, the former
Arkansas coach has guided Minnesota
to a 3-6 mark, At one point the Gophers
were 3-3, including an upset of Wiscon-
sin in Madison. The next two losses-to
Northwestern and Michigan
State-were close. But at Champaign,
Holtz's fragile rebuilding job caved in.
"I guess you could say it was a total
team effort," Holtz said Monday. "We
really created some confusion for their
offense-they didn't know whether to
run it or throw it they were going so

, Sa - - m
Daily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAVILLA
Quarterback Chris Zurbrugg eludes Illinois linebacker Rob Glielmi in the 26-18 win over the Illini as tackle John Elliot
looks on. Zurbrugg leads the Wolverines against Minnesota in Michigan Stadium today to try and retain the Little
Brown Jug.

well."
When asked if his players would be
able to get up for a probable repeat
slaughter, Holtz joked, "I don't know. I
haven't been able to find them since the
Illinois game."
SUCH IS THE style of the inimitable
Holtz, whose gift for gab has won him
appearances on The Tonight Show and
an offer to do a nightclub act. Instead of
assuming a defensive posture toward
his team's shortcomings, Holtz prefers
to make light of them. But make no
mistake: Holtz is a serious coach who
knows how to get results out of his
players.
For example, most prognosticators
didn't give Minnesota much of chance
to crawl out of the Big Ten cellar this
year. But Holtz's inspirational leader-
ship-combined with an improved
defense and the exciting play of a skit-
tery freshman quarterback Rickey
Foggie-have the Gophers on the
climb.
Without question, Minnesota's most
dramatic point of improvement has
been the defense. Last season the
Gophers allowed an average of 47.9
points a game ("more than our basket-
ball team allowed," Holtz pointed out).
So far in 1984 that ugly mark has been
trimmed down to a more down-to-earth
29.9.
LEADING THE charges has been
linebacker Peter Najarian, almost cer-
tainly an All-Big Ten choice. Najarian
is tied for third in the conference with
119 tackles, trailing Hoosier Joe Fit-
zgerald's 124 and Mike Mallory's 120.
According to Holtz, Najarian's secret
is craft, not crunch.
"He's not a typical linebacker where
he's gonna knock people down and
wade through the line," Holtz said of his
6-1, 208-pound junior. "Peter's not that

kind of player. He just has the knack of
getting to the ball."
Najarian and his teammates should
have a lot of chasing to do this after-
noon. The Gophers have allowed 211.4
yards a game on the ground, ninth in
conference. The Wolverines running at-
tack averages 172.8 yards. Minnesota's
not much better against the pass,
either. The Gophers have netted only
four interceptions, while relinquishing
212.4 aerial yards a game.
BUT WHEN Gopher quarterback
Foggie gets his hands on the ball, it will
be Michigan who will be doing the.
chasing. Built out of the mold of the
quick black quarterbacks of the mid-
70's-like Michigan's Dennis Franklin
and Ohio State's Cornelius
Green-Foggie runs the option with
verve and pinache. He is eighth in the
league with 494 rushing yards.
Foggie has been bothered with a
sore shoulder but is expected to
play-much to Bo Schembechler's
displeasure.
"We're gonna go with the assumption
that Foggie's gonna play," said
Schembechler. "And when he plays
he's a very dangerous runner'"Schem-
bechler will be happy to know that
regular Gopher tailback Tony Hunter is
sidelined with a bad knee.
For his part Schembechler has had a
plethora of injuries. Added to the list
this week was starting guard Doug
James, a co-captain. But even with
player shortages, Michigan should
have little trouble maintaining The Jug,
a trophy the Wolverines have held for 15
of the past 16 meetings. And though he's
in his first year at Minnesota, Holtz has
learned his Jug history too well.
"People up here don't know about
The Little Brown Jug," Holtz said.
"They think it's just a myth because
they've never seen it."

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Lack of power play
spells doom for Blue

By BARB McQUADE
Who says there's strength in num-
bers?
The Michigan hockey team was out-
scored, but not outmanned last night by
Michigan State, losing 4-1 before a
packed house of 8,037 at Yost Arena.
THE SPECIAL TEAMS proved to be
the key factor, as Michigan's power
play continued to perform feebly, while
the Spartans were strong throughout
the night, even when numbered on the
'ice.
"Our power play was very poor,"
said Michigan head coach Red Beren-
son. "We don't have a leader on the
power play who can take charge."
MSU's special teams, on the other
hand, put in a stellar performance,
dominating play when either team had
the man advantage.
"Their penalty-killing team did a
good job. Even when they're short-
handed they're on the offensive,"
Berenson said.
WE'RE A GOOD penalty-killing
team," affirmed Michigan State head

coach Ron Mason. "We have good ex-
perience in those positions. We were
able to break up a lot of plays before
they got started."
MSU opened the scoring on a con-
troversial goal at the end of the first
period when Gary Haight's shot at the
buzzer was questioned by Michigan.
Michigan contended the shot went into

the net after the green light had gone
on. The power play slaps from the slot
were all that tainted Michigan goalie
Mark Chiamp's otherwise impecable
performance in the first period, though,
as the Wolverine netminder turned
away 17 shots.
The Spartan's second goal of the
night came early in the second period,
much to the delight of the MSU fans,
who occupied nearly half of the seats,
when Michigan's powerplay broke
down. Dale Krentz scored the shor-
thanded goal with a quick shot from out
in front at 4:29.
Michigan came right back, though,

just two minutes later when Brad Jones
jammed in a pass from Chris Seychel to
record his 10th goal of the season.
The Wolverines failed to capitalize on
scoring opportunities for the remainder
of the evening, when their power play
could muster little more than a few
errant shots.
"We were hurting ourselves too
much," said Jones. "We didn't take
time to set it up and make good plays.
We've got to get in there, take our time,
and set it up. We were making blind
passes-couldn't get anything going."
MSU picked up its third goal when
Mitch Messier put the puck in front of
the net for Rick Fernandez, who prom-
ptly smacked it home at 16:09. The
score stood at 3-1 at the second inter-
mission.
In the third period, the Spartans
played firing squad, peppering Chiamp
with a steady barrage of shots. The
Wolverine goalie, who had 34 saves on
the night, turned away all but one when
Tom Tilley sealed the Spartan victory
with a slapshot from the left point at
19:43.

THE LINEUPS

Haight it

FIRST PERIOD
Scoring: 1. MSU-Haight (Kelly Miller, McFall)
19:59.
Penalties: M-Macnab (roughing) 2:40;.
MSU-Kelly Miller (roughing) 2:40; MSU-M-
cSween (interference) 5:51; M--Carlile (trivnin¢)
6:34; M--Seychel (high sticking) 6:35; MSU-Doii-
nelly (high sticking) 6:35; MSU-Haight (slashing)
10:51; M-Jones (cross checking) 11:18;
MSU-Shibicky (cross checking) 11:36; M-Neff (in-
terference) 12:48; M-Brauer (roughing after
whistle) 15:57; MSU-Fernandez (slashing) 15:57;
M--Carlile (holding) 18:34.
SECOND PERIOD
Scoring: 2. MSU-Krentz (Anastos, Clement) 4:29;
1. M-Jones (Neff, Seychel) 6:48; 3. MSU-Ferna
(Messier, Kevin Miller) 16:02.
Penalties: MSU-Parker (elbowing) 2:58; 2:58;

MSU-Kevin Miller (charging) 8:31; MSU-McFall
(cross checking) 10:33; M-Jones (cross checking)
11:32.
THIRD PERIOD
Scoring: 4. MSU-Tilley (Kevin Miller, McFall)
19:43.
Penalties: MSU-McSween (holding) :55;
MSU-Kevin Miller (tripping) 5:01; MSU-Phair
(high sticking) 6:25; M-Seychel (elbowing) 7:30;
MSU-Phair (high sticking) 15:49; M-McCaughey
(high sticking) 15:49; M-P. Goff (hooking) 19:38.
SAVES
M--Chiamp 34 .
MSU-Foster 17.
SCORING BY PERIOD

Michigan
OFFEl
(95) SimNelson.. ..... (230) TE
(79) Clay Miller ....... (258) LT
(77) Bob Tabachkno .... (263) L
(59) ArtBalourdos ...,.. (225) C
(60) Bob Popowski.. ...(265) RG
(72) John Elliott ... ....(280) RT
(25) Vince Bean ....... (190) SE
(18) Triando Markray . (182) FlLK
(12) Chris Zurbrugg ..., (195) QB
(32) Eddie Garrett ..... (225) FB
(20) Rick Rogers .....(216) TB
(19) Bob Bergeron......(160) PK

Minnesota

(86) Kevin Starks...... (2W)
(65) Dan Reehtin ...(25)
(73) Jon Lilleberg ..... (247)
(56) John Kelly ........(243)
(55) Ray Hitchcock ....(245)
(63) Mark Vonderfarr (246)
( 1) Dwayne McMullen (173)
(89) Mel Anderson .... . (171)
(14) Rickey Foggle ... (185)
(44) David Puk 4........ (210)
(21) Gary Couch ..... (17#)
(25) Chip Lohmiller ....(180)

1 2 3
MICHIGAN ....................0 1 0
Michigan State..................1 2 1

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SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Pitt sinks women tankers in season opener

DEFENSE

By GREG CHRISTOPHER
The Michigan women's swim team
opened its home season last night at
Matt Mann Pool, losing 82-59 to the
University of Pittsburgh.
Pitt opened a huge lead by
dominating the five freestyle races and
the two relays. Only a second-place
finish by Michigan's Christi Vedejs
prevented a Pitt sweep in these events.
THE LOSS overshadowed fine per-
formances by Vedejs and Melinda
Copp. Vedejs, a freshman from
Madison, finished second in the 100-
yard freestyle and garnered victories in
both the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes.
Copp, a London, Ontario senior, led a one-
two Michigan finish in the 100-yard
backstroke, followed by teammate
Jane Esselstyn. Copp's winning time of
2:05.45 was good enough to qualify her
for the NCAA Championships in
Tuscaloosa, Alabama in March. She
topped the night off by winning the 200-
yard individual medley.
The women turned in a respectable
performance in diving. Leigh Anne
Grabrovez and Bonnie Pankopf
finished one-two in the one-meter com-
petition. Pankopf took top honors in the
three-meter board, also.
Coach Peter Lindsay takes his squad
to Etleobicoke, Ontario on November 30
to compete in the Canada Cup.
Spikers hex MSU
Ah, superstition. For those readers
who consider the number 13 a sign of

bad luck, here is the case of the
Michigan volleyball team as it trounced
rival Michigan State in three straight
games last night at the CCRB.
To start, it was the Wolverines' first
victory in 13 Big Ten matches.
BOTH TEAMS battled to a 13-all tie in
the first game, with Andrea Williams
and Jenne Hickman pacing a strong
Michiganshitting attack. MSU reacted
to the score by hitting the ball
everywhere but back over the net as the
Wolverines took the game, 15-13.
Michigan grabbed a 10-2 lead in the
second game and held on to win 15-10.
The final game was the closest of the
match, with the teams trading leads un-
til the score was again tied at 13.
Following the pattern set in game one,
the Spartans threw away the last two
points and the match, as if hexed.
COACH BARB Canning set her
defense to cover MSU star hitter Kelly
Becker at all times. "The last time we
played them, all their sets were
working and we couldn't stop her
(Becker) at all. When their plays stop-
ped working tonight, it neutralized their
offense," Canning said.
The defense held the Spartans' top
scorer, number-13 Cheryl Histed, to
just 13 kills. Michigan was paced by
number-13 (Williams) with 15 kills.
Oh, and for the truly superstitious,
the numbers in last night's date
(11/9/84) add up to 104 which is, yes,
divisible by 13.
- JIM GINDIN

Harriers in districts
"I think you've got to concede the Big
Ten to Wisconsin - they're just too
talented." Those were the words of
cross-country coach Ron Warhurst at
the outset of the '84 campaign.
Maybe Warhurst's team used those
words as inspiration because on Oc-
tober 30th at Purdue, the Wolverines,
along with Illinois, shocked the cross-
country world by dumping the Badgers
into a third-place finish.
Tomorrow, Warhurst takes his team
down to Champaign to battle Illinois,
Wisconsin, and the rest of the Big Ten
for the NCAA district finals, which
determines who will go to the NCAA
finals. The top four teams claim a ber-
th. Warhurst is not conceding this race
to the Badgers but he still has a great
deal of respect for them.
"I expect them to come out and kick
some ass," said Warhurst. "I imagine
they'll bounce back."
WARHURST is confident, but still
anxious to see what his team will do.
He's got some good runners in seniors
Bill Brady and Dave Meyer, and
sophomore Chris Brewster, all of whom
placed in the top ten at the conference
finals. "We put all of our eggs toward
the end of the season," Warhurst said.
But even the Easter Bunny may not
bring the team a win if Wisconsin runs
up to its pre-season billing. But as
Warhurst is quick to note, even if his
team doesn't win, "All we have to do is
finish in the top four and we go (to the

NCAA finals)."
Unlike their male counterparts, the.
Badgers' womens' team annihilated the
competition at the women's Big Ten
championships, also held at Purdue.
Sue Parks' Wolverines found them-
selves in third p lace, behind the
Fighting Illini. For Parks' team to gain
entry into the NCAA finals it must at
least finish in second place and then
hope. Sound confusing? It is.
Michigan is in NCAA District 5, which
sends one team to the finals
automatically. That berthhhas been
conceded to Wisconsin. The only chance
for another District 5 team to go is by
gaining an at-large berth. The NCAA
chooses an at-large team from either
District 5 or neighboring District 4,
which includes powerful Missouri,

(85) Jim Scarcei
(61) Mike Hammer
(53) AISnckch. ..
(52) Ke vi 8rks
(80) Rodney Lyles
(57) Tim Andersox
(42) Mike Mallory
(I3) Garland Rive
( 8) Doug Mallory
(17) Ivan Hicks ...
(30) Brad Cochran
(43) Monte Robbin

.....(22*)
rste (M39)
...:. (245)

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(88) Bruce Holmes ... (215)
(78) Pat Hart .......... (220)
(9;) Steve Thompson.(255)
(68) Gary liadd, ...... (235)

.,....(z22) OLB (13) RIch Reed 4.....A212)
n .... WU(218)4'LB (32) Peter Najarian .(208)
.....(217) LB (20) Larry Joyner .....(192)
rs ...(182) LC ( 8) Kerry Glenn s.. ...(72)
.. ... (175) FS (35) Donovan Small ... (196)
. .... (180) SS (12) Andy Hare .. ,.... (X89)
t . . . (219) .C (42) Andre Harris ..... (187)
s .... (195) P (10) Adam Kelly.......(195)
A'* * * *

Today's game starts at 1:10 p.m. EDT and can be heard on
WAAM (1600 AM), WPA (1050 AM), WWJ (950 AM), WUOM
(91.7 FM>. and WJJX (650AM). The game will not be televised.

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Michigan State at Iowa
2:10 p.m. EDT

Nebraska and Oklahoma. - STEVE HERZ WHAT TO WATCH: Call this one

Tankers drown Cinci
Special to the Daily
CINCINATTI-With a final total of
155 points, the Michigan men's swim-
ming team easily captured top honors
at last night's Bearcat Invitational at
the University of Cincinnati.
Leading the way for the Wolverines
was freshman Mike Creaser who swam
a personal best 1:5.19 in winning
the 200 yard backstroke, and
Lance Schroeder, who won the 200-yard
butterfly with a time of 1:52.70.
Michigan, which racked up eight fir-
st-place finishes, was also led by the
medley relay team of Creaser,
Schroeder, Jan-Erik Olsen, and David
Kerska.

"The Big Game." With a win over the
Spartans today, the Hawkeyes can
make their reservations in Pasadena as
only Minnesota stands in their way.
But with quarterback Chuck . Long
doubtful and tailback Ron Harmon out
for the season, Iowa will have to get
some great defense to beat the Spar-
tans.
Purdue at Wisconsin
2:00 p.m. EDT
WHAT TO WATCH: Call this one
"The Run for the Cherry Bowl." Both
teams are known for pulling off big up-
sets, and both are coming off big games
last week. But this game means more to
coach Leon Burtnett and his Purdue

e BigTen
Boilermakers who can still smell the
roses up close with two wins and an
Iowa loss.
Ohio State at Northwestern
2:30 EDT
WHAT TO WATCH: Just call this one
grossly unfair. The often explosive Qf-
fense of the Buckeyes racked up 50
points last week against Indiana and'
will probably do the same to the Wild,
cats today.
Illinois at Indiana
8: 10 EDT
WHAT TO WATCH: There is nothing
to watch in this matchup between a
team on probation (Illinois) and a team
that has yet to win a game this year
(Indiana).4
Around the Big Ten was compiled
by Daily sportswriter Mark Kovin
sky.

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