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Football
vs. Maryland
Saturday, September 28
Michigan Stadium, 1 p.m.

SPORTS

IM Football Deadlines
October 2, 3, 4
IM Building

The Michigan Daily.

Tuesday, September 24, 1985

Page 7

a ..

STILL UNABLE TO SCORE

Stickers boosted by tie

By LIAM FLAHERTY
At least they didn't lose. That's
about all you can say for the 0-0 tie the
Michigan and Eastern Michigan field
hockey teams played to at the Tartan
Turf last night.
It was another agonizing loss for the
Wolverines, who outshot their op-
ponents an incredible 33 to 9.
"It's frustrating when you
dominate," said Wolverine coach
Karen Collins. Dominate they did, but
Michigan continued to be unable to
translate this domination into goals.
The Wolverines have scored only once
in its 0-4-1 season.
MICHIGAN was also unable to
capitalize on a 14 to 4 penalty corner
advantage. Coach Collins cited inex-
perience (two freshmen starting on
the frontline) as part of the problem.
"But we're progressing," said

Collins. "We're definitely moving
forward."
Both Coach Collins and star junior
Joan Taylor said that nervousness
around the goal is another factor.
"We get good, hard shots," said
Taylor, "but it would be better to lift
shots sometimes." Taylor explained
that players often attempt straight
shots instead of the riskier lift shots.
However both were satisifed with a
tie, especially after four straight
losses.
"It feels much better than a loss,"
said Taylor. "We can't play any bet-
ter," coach Collins said. "We'll start
winning."
That day is inevitable. This is a
talented young squad. When the
players mature, and all those almosts
become goals, the Wolverines will be
a team to be reckoned with.

Taylor
...better than a loss

SPOR TS OF THE DAIL Y:

Time, please
Milwaukee Brewers Cecil Cooper calls for time after he safely slid into second base during last night's game
against the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto won the game, 5-1 and increased their lead in the American League
East.

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L.

Byars
COLUMBUS (AP) -
won two games and rem
the nation without all-A
Now the Buckeyes will h,
another two weeks.
Dr. Robert J. Murph
broken foot, was much b
one week before but tha
the 6-foot-2, 235-pound
Therefore, they replaces
foot next Monday.
Bell tops in Midu
CHICAGO (AP) - St

out additional two weeks
The Ohio State football team has diana was named Midwest Player of the Week on defense
ained among the top 10 teams in by the Associated Press for his performance in the
American tailback Keith Byars. Hoosiers' 38-35 victory over Navy.
ave to live without him for at least Bell, a 5-foot-11, 196-pound senior from Rockford, Ill.,
had 12 solo tackles, returned a punt 52 yards for a touch-
y said they found that Byars' down and deflected a pass to save a touchdown in Satur-
letter than it was when examined day's victory.
t it still wasn't strong enough for Evans grabs AL honors
senior co-captaintorunonit. NEW YORK (AP) - Darrell Evans of the Detroit
d the cast and will re-evaluate the Tigers, who batted .500 with a 1.231 slugging percentage
and hit six home runs during Sept. 16-22, was named
yesterday the American League Player of the Week.
vest Evans, the league's home run leader with 37, collected
32 total bases on a 13-for-26 performance. He drove in nine
rong safety Leonard Bell of In- runs and scored 11. and walked four times.

THE SPORTING VIEWS

I

By ADAM OCHLIS
LARRY, Larry, Larry. Mr. Holmes, sir. What are
we to do with you?
You go out Saturday night and lose your heavyweight
title that you have proudly held for so long to someone
named Spinks. Not only do you get beaten by a guy who
has never fought as a heavyweight in his life, but you
blow your chance to tie Rocky Marciano's record of 49-
0, a record considered to be unbreakable when it was
Sset.
But that's o.k., Larry. Throughout your stellar
career you took on all challengers. You gave credit to
those who deserved it. In a sentence, you did your
profession proud. Until Saturday night.
At the post-fight press conference you showed more
emotion than you did in the fifteen rounds you boxed.
You verbally attacked (using obscene language) Mar-
ciano, the record holder, by saying that he wasn't half
the fighter you were, and that he "couldn't carry
(your) jockstrap." You went so far as to attack his
family, most notably his brother, Peter Marciano,
calling him a freeloader. For years you talked about
the lack of respect that has come your way. You cer-
tainly didn't help yourself last weekend.
Losing a fight in which you looked sluggish at best is
one thing. Acting like a complete idiot is another.
In the midst of your tirade, Larry, you spoke of how
you will never get your credit because you are black,
and that Marciano will always be considered a better
boxer just because he is white. Poppycock. Some
(maybe most) of the great fighters in history have
been black. Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson, Ray
Leonard and of course the "greatest" of all, Muham-
mad Ali. In recent years there hasn't been more than a
couple white fighters (Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini is
the only one that comes to mind) that have been cham-
pions.
Don't be mistaken. You were a great fighter. But you
were no Ali. And that is where your problem began.

Holmes loses. . .
o.o.o.fight and face
Ever since you won the championship title you com-
pared yourself to Ali, but no one else did.
You rarely fought anyone the caliber of yourself.
Trevor Berbick just is not a household name in the
fighting game. Neither is Greg Page or Carl "The
Truth" Williams. Compare that to the Ali era and
names such as Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, and Earnie
Shavers. In effect, the opposition was just not there and
by no means is that a fault of yours. It is the professions
fault and you have to live with it. But you, Larry, don't
seem able to.
Your ability was questioned over the past five years
because of the lack of decisiveness with which you won
your matches. Tim Witherspoon beat you, the Truth
beat you, but in both cases you were awarded the
decision because of your reputation as a great fighter
that you compiled over the years.
The problem, however, was that you insisted on
being in the public eye; a favorite with the fans. When
you fought Gerry Cooney you worried more about the
black/white aspect of the fight rather than the fight it-.
self and you almost got burned.
Sure, now, you regret what you said. You said later
that same night that "Downstairs in the press con-
ference, I got to relieve the pressure." But apologies
seem a little late at this time. Hopefully you will learn a
lesson from all this. Usually when a person reaches the
age of 39. he knows what to say and what not to. You
will always be remembered, Larry, for what you said
one Saturday night in Las Vegas.
But for now, go back to your home in Pennsylvania
and your 99 million dollar fortune you claim to own.
Please, don't come back to boxing as you showed that
you just don't have it anymore. Maybe Channel 4 in
Detroit put it best when under your picture (during
Sunday's Sports Final Edition), the caption under-
neath read: Larry Holmes-loser. 48-1 sure ain't bad.
But it isn't 49-0.

Michigan Alumni work here:
The Wall Street Journal
The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Detroit Free Press
The Detroit News
NBC Sports
Associated Press
United Press International
Scientific American
Time
Newsweek
Sports Illustrated
Because they worked here:
She Mdiiga Bai1

Tired spikers settle for second

By SCOTT SHAFFER
A road trip to Chicago may sound
like a weekend full of fun to most
students, but the Michigan volleyball
team had little time to enjoy the Win-
-y City on Friday and Saturday.
Instead, they served, set and spiked
their way to a second place finish at
the Loyola Tournament in Chicago.
-Three of the four matches played by
the Wolverines took place on Saturday
:which left the team drained both
physically and emotionally after their
loss to Iowa State in the finals, 15-6, 15-
43,13-15, 15-13.
THE LOSS did not diminish the
positive accomplishments of the team
during the tournament, however.
"I'm very happy with the second
place," head coach Barb Canning ex-
plained. "We didn't know what to ex-
.pect, but now we have a good in-
dication of where we stand for the Big
Ten season, especially after the win
against Wisconsin.
The victory over Wisconsin came
immediately before the final against
Iowa State. It was a two and a half
hour marathon that saw the
seemingly beaten Wolverines make a
g tunn~ring enmebaekp~ to eliminate the

game, at the turning point of the mat-
ch, Jennifer Hickman scored six poin-
ts with her serve. "Jenny was serving
really smartly and she also had great
control," stated Canning.
In the next game, Marie-Ann
Davidson served up eight points as the
momentum turned completely in
Michigan's favor.
Earlier in the day, Canning's squad
had emerged from its bracket un-
defeated by downing eventual cham-
pion Iowa State in straight games, 16-
14, 15-9, 15-12. The Wolverines opened
the tournament Friday night with a
victory over the University of Illinois
at Chicago by the score of 15-7, 15-6,
15-9.
But the Wolverines were not able to
defeat the Cyclones twice in one day.
Canning felt that the team used up all

of its energy and concentration in the
semifinal and the players could not
play up to their full abilities in the
final.
Canning took advantage of the busy
schedule to establish her lineup for
the Big Ten season, which begins later
this week. She was extremely pleased
with the offensive play of Lisa Vahi,
who led the team in kills over the
weekend, and Andrea Williams. "An-
drea hit very consistently throughout
the tournament and was fairly
flawless up the middle."
Tomorrow night, the Wolverines
will be in Midland for a match against
Division II Northwood Institute. Can-
ning will be looking for her team to
improve its passing game and polish
up on its timing.

BE A ROAD
SCHOLAR

Get an "A" around town.
You can rent a car if you're
18 or older, have a valid
driver's license, current stu-
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it. Stop by and fill out a short
cash qualification form at
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Thrdythrough Monday. Rates
will be slightly lower for
drivers over 25.

$2295*
NO MILEAGE CHARGE

least 24-hours in advance.
You pay for gas used and
return car to renting loca-
tion. We also accept most
major credit cards.

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"wm like this Pontiac Sunbird.

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