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Page 16 - The Michiaan Dailv - Fridav. September 7, 1984
Rogers waits on sidelines

Nasty rumors have been circulating since last
March as to the academic eligibility of senior
tailback Rick Rogers.
It was back in March, during the first week of
spring drills, that Rogers suddenly quit practicing
which prompted head coach Bo Schembechler to
pronounce, "He left because we weren't going to play
him. He has not been in a scrimmage, which is no big
ROGERS DID PLAY, however, in the annual Blue-
White game, a controlled scrimmage which marks
the conclusion of spring practice. But the rumors as
to Rogers' status persisted throughout the quiet
summer months. The big story was that Rogers had
to get such-and-such grades to raise his such-and-
such grade-point average to acceptable Michigan
Wolverine fans can take a partial sigh of relief as
those rumors have been calmly laid to rest. Last
Tuesday night, Rogers, who rushed for 1,002 yards
last season, appeared before an academics review
board. Rogers had been placed under "petition" and
it was left up to this board to determine his eligibility.
The review board decided that Rogers should be
allowed to compete.
"Each year several athletes are petitioned -
hockey players, basketball players and football
players. The Rogers thing (petitioning) was blown
way out of proportion because he was our starting
tailback last season," said Bruce Madej, Michigan's
sports informaton director.
THE MICHIGAN Athletic Department has
established its own eligibility guidelines for several
years now which are stricter than those enforced by
the NCAA. Michigan athletes must achieve at least a
2.0 GPA to be eligible. The NCAA required minimum
GPA is only 1.85 (for seniors) and the Michigan
academics review board, which decided on Rogers,

has the flexibility to allow a Wolverine athlete to
compete even if his or her GPA has slipped under a
2.0 but remains above the NCAA minimum.
The details of Rogers' petitioning are considered
private by the athletic department. The basis for the
decision on Rogers' eligibility is now available.
One source close to the football program
speculated that Schembechler placed Rogers under
petition for review because the coach wasn't satisfied
with the Inkster native's academic progress.
SO NOW ROGERS is back to lead an experienced,
powerful running game, right? Maybe.
The 6-2, 216-pound tailback is back but he's riot in
the starting lineup. Michigan's starters have been
announced for tomorrow's opening game against
Miami with sophomore Gerald White listed as
tailback and junior Ben Logue as the number two
Asked Wednesday if he thought Rogers would see a
good amount of playing time against the number-one
ranked Hurricanes, running back coach Tirrel Bur-
ton said that he did not expect Rogers to contribute.
SHOULD ROGERS indeed be kept out of the game,
White, Logue and Thomas Wilcher will get their first
tests under pressure. This trio only ran from scrim-
mage 34 times last year. Rogers had an excellent '83
season, carrying the ball 209 times for 1,002 yards (4.8
yards a pop) and nine touchdowns.
"Of all our backs, he (Rogers) cuts the best and he
is also our fastest back," said starting fullback Eddie
Garrett last May. "When you're blocking for
someone like that, the game becomes easier and
more fun. With Rick, if you just give him a crease he
hits it fast," Garrett noted.
White agreed with Garrett. "That's (starting as
Michigan's tailback) one of my goals. But I think I'll
have to wait my turn. Rick Rogers has the experience
and knows so much more than I do."
EXPERIENCED OR not, the 6-1, 210-pound White,
a former first-team All-State from Titusville, Fla., is

on the verge of starting his first college game against
the seemingly invincible Hurricanes. As for the last
year's 1,000-yard tailback, stay tuned.
Junior Dan Rice is not on Michigan's 1984 football
roster. The 6-2, 223-pound fullback, known for his
bruising lead blocks, is currently taking classes at
Washtenaw Community College according to
Michigan's sports information director, Bruce
RICE HAD fallen out of the picture at fullback as
he was fourth on the Wolverine depth chart behind
juniors Eddie Garrett and Bob Perryman and senior
Greg Armstrong.
According to Madej, Rice can still play football for
Michigan in the future.
Another name not on the '84 Wolverine roster is
that of Glenn Mogle, a 6-8, 280-pound offensive tackle
from Sarasota, Fla. Mogle is no longer enrolled at
Grid captains chosen
Linebacker Mike Mallory and offensive guard
Doug James were named co-captains by a vote of
their teammates this week. Both are seniors and
started every game in 1983.
Mallory, whose brother Doug is a sophomore
safety, led Michigan with 119 tackles last season. He
also intercepted three passes andrecovered two
fumbles. The 6-2, 217-pound DeKalb, Ill. native's
father Bill is in his first season as head coach at In-
James, from Louisville, started at middle guard for
five games as a freshman, collecting 27 tackles. He
started the 1982 season at offensive guard before
moving to tackle midway through the year. After a
full year at tackle last year, James now occupies the
"quick" guard position.




Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Rick Rogers, shown here diving for extra yardage against Auburn in the 1984
Sugar Bowl, is eligible for the '84 season. Rogers will not be starting
tomorrow, however, as sophomore Gerald White (inset) has been named
number-one tailback.


IM and club sports

ready for new year

From armchair quarterback to
gridiron hero, the University of
Michigan has something for everyone.
'Michigan's Intramural and Sports Club
:programs provide recreation and com-

Sudte fa

petition for just about every taste in
Equipped with its own facilities, the
IM sports department offers twelve dif-
ferent fall sports in seven divisions of
competition: fraternity,
grad/faculty/staff, women, residence
hall, independent, co-recreation, and
all-campus. All Michigan students are
eligible for play, so IM sports are able
to accomodate athletes for competition
or those just looking to burn a few
For the more serious athlete, also
available are club sports. Each club is
organized individually, so the struc-
tures of the groups vary. While some
are highly competitive, others concen-
trate on improving players' skills or
simply providing recreation. Further
information is available from each of
the 39 clubs' respective contacts, listed

All-Campus Division
Entries Due
Soccer...........Oct. 1, 2
Individual sports (open to all men and
Soccer.........Oct. 1, 2
Individual sports (open to all men and
Golf .............Sept. 12
Tennis ......... Sept. 14
Cross Country ... Sept. 24
Table Tennis ....Oct. 11
Racquetball ..... Oct. 17
Squash ..........Nov.29
Instant scheduling from 11:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. All entries can be picked up
and returned at the Intramural Sports
Building main office by 4:30 p.m. on the
entry due date. More information can
be obtained by calling the IMSB at 763-

Fraternity, Grad/Faculty
/Staff, Women, Residence
Hall and Independent
Sport Entries Due
slowpitch.......Sept. 6, 7, 10
Track ........... Sept. 17
Cross Country ... Sept.24
Touch Football . . Oct. 3-5
Wrestling ,
(no women's) ....Nov. 27
Team Racquet-
Co-recreation Division
Entries Due
Softball -
slowpitch.......Sept. 6, 7, 10
Track........Sept. 17

Touch Football ..Oct. 3-5
Water Polo ......Oct. 16
Doubles Sports
Sport Entries Due
Tennis ..........Sept. 14
Table Tennis .... Oct. 11
Racquetball. Oct. 17
Club Contact
Aikido.............Debbie Webb (763-1313)
American Karate . .. Steve Kendzicky (475-3349)
Bicycle..........Kurt Reigger (663-1243)'
Bowling ............ Chris Nesbitt (995-9369)
Boxing...........Pat Egan (769-1784)
Climbing ...........Phil Klein (665-7791)
Fencing..........Dan Alberts(764-2606)
Field Hockey........Karen Collins (763-2159)
Floor Hockey........John Tobin (665-1339)
Frisbee ...........Ed Charriu (761-5916)
Handball............EdKulku (971-3064)
Kayak .............. Dan Denver.(662-7140)
Lacrosse ...........S.Friedlander (995-9840)

Okinawan Karate .. Debbie Webb (763-1313)
Paddleball.........Kevin McCulley (764-4378)
Racquetball ......... Al 'horrez (662-7379)
Rowing ............. Amy Luchsinger (662-7379)
Rugby (men's) ..... Dave Weber (662-7926)
Rugby (women's) .. Carol Healy (996-2670)
Sailing Club.......Jeff Rupp (348-4277)
Sailing Team........Scott Ferguson (668-0i89)
Shorin Ryu ........Jay Sandweiss (668-0548)
Shoto Kan.........Dean Askowis (761-5491)
Ski (downhill).......Mike Neuman (662-9641)
Ski (cross country) . Kevin Sullivan
Soaring...........John Campbell (764-2540)
Soccer (grad).......N. Makahlouf (995-2149)
Soccer (undergrad) . Jeff Freeburg (769-0288)
Soccer (women's) ..
Square Dance.......Richard Maurer (668-7842)
Squash (grad).......Paddy Haas (971-6360)
Synchronized Swim. Laura LeCursia (996-1234)
Tae Kwon Do........Ed Rice (662-0690)
Tennis............Lee Zukowski (764-0336)
Volleyball (men's) .. Mike Rhodin (761-5366)'
Volleyball (co-rec) . Z. Hollingsworth (475-2676)
Volleyball (women) Barb Canning (475-2676)
Water Polo........S. Cottingham (764-1786)



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Michigan hurler Steve Ho
hasn't pitched this season for
Angeles Dodgers, will repor
Arizona Instructional Leag
week but isn't certain he'll
comeback attempt in 1985.
"I'l give it five weeks in Ariz
I'll decide if I'll even go

comeback questionable
Former baseball," Howe was quoted as saying Howe was suspended from baseba
we who in yesterday's Los Angeles Herald by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn for o
the Los Examiner. "I have a darn good reason year last December when it w
t to the why I shauldn't come back. revealed that the left-hander was usin
ue next "MY NO. 1 PRIORITY is my cocaine.
make a recovery. Not baseball, not money, not Howe submitted to treatment by D
prestige. The other times I underwent Forrest Tennant, who serves as a co
ona, then rehabilitation, my priority was sultant to the Dodgers' organization.
back to baseball." AFTER NINE MONTHS under Te

Dr .

nant's care', the Dodgers apparently
are satisfied that Howe is clean. Howe
says he knows he's clean.
"I still love baseball, I'd be lying if I
said I didn't miss it," Howe said. "But
is it worth my sanity? Right now I have



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