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Field Hockey
vs. Central Michigan
Today, 4 p.m.
Ferry Field

SPORTS

Volleyball
vs. Eastern Michigan
Tonight, 7 p.m.
CCRB

The Michigan Doily

Tuesday, September 17, 1985

Page 7,

Mk. I

The Kean Eye
By Tom Keaney
THERE AREN'T many things I remember about
being in first grade, but there are at least two things
that I recall vividly. One was my desire to be the most
knowledgeable sports fan on my block. The other was
learning to read by picking up the sports page every day,
driven by the need for first-hand accounts about the
heroes of the day.
Even if I had been at the game, whether it be football,
basketball, or hockey; reliving the excitement with
someone else who was there was the only way to savor
the glow of victory, the emptiness of defeat. So began in
my mind the perfect marriage between sports and the
print medium.
But lately that marriage has become tainted. Someone
has been sleeping around, if you will. Next-day coverage
of Michigan sports has become past-tense conversation.
The Daily no longer "covers" Wolverine football, it
rehashes it. The Daily no longer "covers" Michigan
hockey, it recalls it.
The reason (for the benefit of freshmen and others
who do not know) is that the Daily no longer comes out
Tuesday through Sunday, opting instead for a cheaper-
produced Monday through Friday format.
It is difficult, scratch that, impossible to argue the
business logic of the move. The Daily for some time now
has been a negative profit organization. Realistic
changes simply had to be made, and fast. The move to
free distribution this year was a big step in the right
direction, but clearly not enough. Something had to be
sacrificed. Thus weekend coverage, crucial to news, ar-
ts and especially sports was placed on the altar.
.Is this a staggering blow to Michigan students who
.read the paper? Probably not. Is the average reader
going to stop picking up the paper now that Saturday's
football game is not written up until Monday's paper? I
doubt it. Is it a slap on the face to the people who have
worked hard to make the Daily's the best coverage of
arguably the best sports program in the country? Most

Weekends gone...
.. , quality remains
definitely. But that's all it is.
Yes, egos have been bruised. Yes, there are hard
feelings, but it would be very cheap and unprofessional if
those feelings stood in the way of our providing the
readership (bigger now than it has been in decades) the
best, most thorough coverage of all Michigan sports.
That is something that cannot happen, something I will
not allow to happen.
The bottom line is that even if the Daily only came out
once a week, it would still be doing what it does best -
providing the student's view of what is pertinent to the
University of Michigan and its students. The Daily does
not pretend to be a substitute for the Detroit and Ann Ar-
bor daily newspapers. It covers things they cannot
touch, and in many cases will not touch.
How many papers quoted Bobby Knight as calling Bill
Frieder a "chicken-shit son of a bitch"? One. Who can
match student reporters in getting the inside story from
student-athletes? None. Can any paper match the
Daily's coverage of minor sports from tennis to field
hockey, gymnastics to golf? Get serious. Does any paper
approach the Daily in the number and -quality of photos
of any Michigan sport? Absolutely not.
Every day 10,000 copies of the Daily are printed. And
every day all copies are scooped up by 11 a.m. The
stories printed in this paper are directed at the students
and only the students. Students support the Daily, and
the Daily, the students.
Yes, we've changed. You'll be seeing more features,
more coverage of the lesser-known sports, less play-by-
play coverage of the major sports. But it's the timeliness
of the coverage which has been sacrificed, not the in-
tegrity, the depth, the personality, or the uniqueness.
That first-grade "romance" I had with the sports page
has disappeared. Then again, so has my lunch box and
everything else that seemed valuable at that age. I'm
almost finished with college now. It's time to grow up
and be realistic. It's time to let a new romance begin.

Stickers shoot for

.500|

By DAVE ARETHA
Sure the Michigan field hockey
team was 1-13-5 last year, and sure
they scored only 14 goals all season,
and sure they dropped this year's
opener, 1-0, to Notre Dame on Sunday.
But don't be fooled.
"We're looking to be .500 this year,"
said a dead-serious Andrea
Wickerham, the Wolverine's assistant
coach. "We hope to be third (out of six
teams) in the Big Ten. Realistically,
it's very possible.
"WE HAVE the potential to knock
off Iowa and Northwestern at least
once and very realistically, we
should beat every other tem in the Big
Ten."
Pretty strong words, especially sin-
ce the Wolverines averaged 0.73 goals
per game last season. But Wickerham
pointed to several hot-shot freshmen,
like center-forward Sarah Clark, and
to the team's bright new attitude.

IT DIDN'T hurt either that the
players reported to camp in tip-top
shape.
"Everybody is in good condition,"
said Wickerham, "much better than
last year. We're very, very farther
ahead than where we expected to be."-
Michigan would have beaten Notre
Dame too if it wasn't for the prover-
bial luck of the Irish.
"WE LOST 1-0, but in every
statistical category we were on top,"
Wickerham said.
Michigan faces Central Michigan at
4 p.m. today at Ferry Field.
Wickerham said the Wolverines are
psyched to play the chippy Chippewas,
a team that banged its way to a 3-1 win
over Michigan last year.
"Technically, we are a stronger
team in every category than Cen-
tral," Wickerham said. "I think our
kids are ready for it. They want to
beat Central very badly."

Wickerham,
...predicting victory
"The players feel positive about the
recruits we got," Wickerham said.
"Most of the recruits that we've
brought in this year are attack-orien-
ted and can score goals, which was a
weakness we had last year."

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CALLERS WANTED
Part Time Employment
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Spikers
By SCOTT G.MILLER
Cross-town rivalry is the order of
the night tonight as two evenly mat-
ched women's volleyball teams
square off at the Central Campus
Recreation Building, the Wolverines
hosting Eastern Michigan in their
home opener.
The teams split last year's season
GRIDDE PICKS
Smiling and engaging in witty
reparte are crucial in the rush
process.
"Was she well groomed?" asks
Daphne.
"Yes, but she did have a broken
fingernail," says Terri with an "I",
as gasps of horror come from the
group.
"Gag me!" cries Jeanie with an
"But she plays Griddes," says
Daphne.
"She's in!" Terri with an "I"
shouts, and the masses quickly agree.
All sorority candidates should
"rush" their Gridde picks to the
Student Publications Building, 420
Maynard (second floor), before mid-
night on Friday. The winner will
receive her choice of a full-tray
Sicilian pizza, or a Chicago stuffed
pizza, or a whole submarine sandwich
from Pizza Express, located at
*Dooley's, and a Dooley's guest pass,
good for two.
Winning Griddes will go a long way
towards impressing potential sorority
sisters, but it's no substitute for
quality footwear.
1. MICHIGAN at South Carolina
(pick total points)
2. Navy at Indiana
3. Northern Illinois at Iowa
4. Montana at Minnesota
S.Illinois at Nebraska
Michigan State at Notre Dame
7. Ball State at Purdue
8. Nevada-Las Vegas at Wisconsin
9. Ohio State at Colorado
10. Boston College at Pitt
11. Georgia at Clemson
12. Washington at Houston
13. Southern Mississippi versus
Mississippi State at Jackson
14. Stanford at Oregon
4 5. Arizona at California
6. West Virginia at Maryland
7. East Carolina at Penn State
18. New Hampshire at Boston University
19. Livingston at Austin Peay
20. DAILY LIBELS at Lamecocks
BEGINNING ON OCT. 1!
THE NATIONAL
PREP REPORT

to host Hurons

The School of Education will be interviewing students by phone to
call alumni nationwide for an alumni fundraising phonathon.
* Phonathon held Sunday through Thursday evenings
October 6 through November 7
* Callers will be expected to work two of the five nights each
week with some opportunity for additional hours
* $4.00 per hour, nightly incentives, occasional snacks
Call for an interview between 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,
September 17 through Friday, September 20
CALL 763-4288
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series, one match apiece. Both con-
tests went the full five game limit and
were decided by two points. Michigan
coach Barb Canning looks for much
the same in this evening's contest.
"LAST SEASON'S matches against
Eastern Michigan were grueling
marathons," said Canning. "I expect
a similar type of match."
Michigan enters the contest with a
3-2 record in 1985. Both losses were at
the hands of the Pittsburgh Panthers, a
team with a top-twenty honorable
mention. The Hurons have an im-
pressive 6-3 record including winning
their own invitational tournament.
Eastern is led by middle hitter Lisa
Henderson, a 5'11" freshman who was
heavily recruited by the Wolverines.
"WE HOPE to have a psychological
advantage over Henderson," said
Canning. "Three of my players have

played against her before."
The Michigan lineup will be
bolstered by the season debut of
senior outside hitter Jennifer Hick-
man. Hickman is the Wolverines' only
returning four year starter.
"She's a real leader," commented
Canning. "She can set the pace for an
entire match."
Serving could be the crucial factor
in the match. When serving well, the
Wolverines will be difficult to defeat.
But Michigan's serving could cause
problems for itself according to Can-
ning.
"Our serving can force the other
team into changing its offense and
making many errors," said Canning,
but added that "Our serving can also
cause us to make unforced errors by
faulting."

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