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Women's lacrosse sticks around

There has been a coed lacrosse club at
the University of Michigan for at least
thirty years. Well, at least men played
lacrosse, and women were more than
welcome to join the club if they wished.
Hillary Farber, a freshman from
Scarsdale, New York, discovered this
when she arrived here last fall. She was
disappointed, to say the least. Men's
and women's lacrosse is not the same
Friedlander, president of the
lacrosse club. He gave her some
Meanwhile, Farber met Karen Geller

out on Palmer Field. They began, as
Farber put it, "putting together the
pieces of the puzzle."
In November, they called their first
meeting of the CCRB. Friedlander
ran the widely publicized meeting. It
was not very well attended.
BUT FARBER did not give up. She
called their first practice on snowy
Palmer Field. Among those present
were current Vice President, Dana
Schimmel, as well as current Treasurer
Paz Salas. It was a success: 14 women
showed up.
At that point, Farber began to busy
herself with the nitty-gritty of the club.
she found out about the Midwest

Lacrosse Association and was contac-
ted by current coach Kathy Antonakos,
a first-year graduate student at U of M.
Finally, Farber and Schimmel'
travelled to the NCRB to speak with
Bob Chaddock, director of Club Sports,
about recognition as a club sport. He
handed them a bundle of forms to fill
out. By now it was winter break; they
left Ann Arbor on an uncertain note.
PERSISTENCE paid off. After
vacation, Farber received news of the
club's approval, Farber would be its
president. They would practice in the
Colliseum 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thur-
sdays. She contacted coaches within the
Midwest Lacrosse Association,

arranging games in March and April.
The group also attended a stickwork
clinic in February.
"We have a lot of beginners," Farber
said, "but with a lot of coaching, we will
For the rest of this season, practice
has been changed to 9-11 p.m., Tuesday
and Thursday nights, on Tartan Turf in
the Sports Complex. Actually, you can
see them practicing every afternoon at
Palmer Field.
Their first game is this Saturday,
March 30th at Kenyon College, followed
by a home game on Sunday, March 31
against Indiana University at Tartan

...So Shoot Me

NCAA means business .. .
... college tourney teams cash in

By Joseph R. Ewing

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Eileen Callam looks downfield at practice Tuesday night on Tartan Turf. The
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Michigan's basketball team may not be bringing
the NCAA championship back to Ann Arbor this
year, but that doesn't mean that coach Bill
Frieder's charges won't be bringing home the
bacon for the Michigan Athletic Department
There's big money to be made at the NCAA
Tournament, and the Wolverines are going to get
their share. According to NCAA and Michigan
Athletic Department figures, the Big Ten cham-
pions could net $266,000-$280,000 for two miserably
played contests in Dayton, Ohio two weeks ago.
Ah, the rewards of amateur college sports.
Just for making the tournament and playing in
one game, each of the tournament's 64 squads is
guaranteed $141,000 from the NCAA according to
Jim Marchiony, the NCAA's Director of Media
Services. But that's only the beginning, as more
money can be made as a team advances.
"I don't know the exact figures," said Bob
DeCarolis, the Business Manager for the Michigan
Athletic Department. "But I think the NCAA has
estimated it would be somewhere around $125,000-
$140,000 for each round that you advance."
In the tournament each game that every team
plays is considered a round, so what the money ac-
tually breaks down to is $125,000-$140,000 for each
contest each squad is in after its opening game.
Most of that money will come from revenues from
the $28 million television contract the NCAA has
with CBS and ESPN to air the games. The NCAA
also gets cut of the ticket sales and concessions
money from each tourney night.
What Michigan is going to get then is $141,000 for
squeaking by Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round
and $125,000-$140,000 for being humbled by
Villanova on national television in the second
round. Not a bad sum for a disappointing
But all that money won't be going into the cof-
fers of the Michigan Athletic Department.
"All that money goes into the conference and is
then split up ten ways," said DeCarolis, ex-
plaining the Big Ten rule which divides all profit
from post-season play equally among all ten
schools in the league.

Well then, at least the Wolverines won't have to
feel so guilty about taking all that cash for their
poor performance. Some of their paycheck will be
going to a good, charitable cause-the North-
western and Wisconsin programs.
Fortunately, the Big Ten had enough good
teams that season so that Michigan's playoff
payoff won't be the only post-season, money
coming into the conference. According to my
calculator, with six teams playing ten games in
the NCAAs, the Big Ten could get $1.346-$1.406
million. Once that is divided up, each school
should get $134,600-$140,600.
The Big East
.bringing in the bucks
While that sum may seem pretty healthy, its
peanuts compared to what could have been made
if the Wolverines and the Big Ten would have done
better. According to Marchiony, the NCAA is
guaranteeing teams that make the Final Four at
least $708,000, and that's just for playing in the
semi-final round. The teams that make it to the
finals will get money for an additional round ad-
ded on as well.'
Of course the money would have to be shared,
but if we just assume that all the other Big Ten,
teams would fare the way they actually did in the
tournament, the conference could have netted as
much as $1.97 million if the Wolverines had gone
all the way, as some people were expecting. That
figure could have been even higher if the other
conference schools would have done better too.

But even if the Wolverines and the Big Ten had
done better in the tournament, the money they
would get would still be quite a bit less than some
independent teams, or squads from other con-
ferences will make. Notre Dame, which is not in a
league, like Michigan played in two games in the
Southeast Regional and will get to keep all of the
$266,000-$280,000 it made.
Schools from the Big East and Atlantic Coast
Conferences also stand to make a hefty profit.
Both conferences divide their winnings evenly
among all teams, just like the Big Ten. However,
both also have fewer teams in the league to split the
money between-the ACC has eight and the Big
East nine-and teams from the two conferences
have also done better in the playoffs than the Big
The Big East, with six teams in the tournament,
and three, St. John's, Georgetown, and Villanova,
in the Final Four, could make as much as $3.247
million. That breaks down to $360,778 for each of
the eight schools.
The ACC, which put five teams in the tour-.
nament, should also get rich. In all, the conference
should make $2.385 million or $298,125 per school.
Naturally the players won't see the money
directly. Instead this bonanza goes into each
school's athletic department, then it eventually
trickles down to the individual athletes in various
In some cases, the money might go to helping
some pole vaulter or gymnast get through his or
her undergraduate work so he or she can go to
medical school or law school. Or it might even
help an underpriviledged football or basketball
player turn his life around with an education.
But you never know, the money might get spent
babysitting some moron who doesn't belong in
college in the first place. But that's just the risk
you take when there's so much money up for
grabs. You've got to put the best team possible out
there for things like the NCAA Tournament so you
can bring in the big bucks.
But isn't that what amateur college athletics is
all about nowadays-the big bucks?




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Special to the Daily
CHAMPAIGN - It was not an
auspicious beginning for the men's ten-
nis team as they went down in defeat, 6-
3, to Illinois in the Wolverines' initial
Big Ten matchup.
Michigan was actually leading the
match at one point as number one
singles player Jim Sharton easily
defeated the Illini's Jon Losito in
straight sets, 6-2, 6-0.
THEN THE roof caved in.
Illinois took five of the next six mat-
ches before the two teams split the final
two. Peter Bowton started the Illini run
as he defeated Michigan's Jon Royer, 6-
3, 6-3. Chris LaPriorte then beat Ed
Filer 6-4, 6-2 in third singles action.
After another Illini victory,
Michigan's Frank Geiger narrowed the
lead to 3-2 with his straight set victory
over Madhu Nair.
THE WOLVERINES third and final vic-
tory of the afternoon came in the second
doubles match, but at this time the out-
come was already decided. Royer and
John Morris struggled and had to take
Illinois' Mark Long and Eric Schantz to
three sets before winning 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.
The tennis team will get back into ac-
tion Sunday as they take on Eastern
Michigan University at the Huron
Valley Tennis Club. The matches start
at 1:00p.m.
drop twinbill
Special to the Daily
SAN DIEGO - There was not much
fun in the sun for the women's softball
team yesteray as they dropped both en-
ds of a doubleheader to the nation's nin-
th ranked team, Cal-Poly at Pomona.
The Wolverines lost a heartbreaker,
1-0 in the first game, in extra innings no
less, Cal-Poly All-American pitcher
Rhonda Wheatley struck out thirteen
and allowed only three hits, as she out-
dueled Michigan's Mari Foster who pit-
ched a pretty good game in her own
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