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vs. Indiana
Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Michigan Stadium

Tuesday, October 22, 1985

vs. Bowling Green
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

The Michigan Daily

Crowd deafens ofense

As a rule, Bo Schembechler doesn't
make excuses for his team's play. But
at yesterday's weekly press luncheon,
the Michigan mentor had some com-
plaints about the discretionary time-
out rule, which allows a quarterback a
free time out if he can not be heard
because of crowd noise.
"What the hell is the rule?" Schem-
behcler asked. "From now on, ap-
parently, the visiting team has no
"I don't think there's an official out
there that understands the importan-
ce of communication. They just don't
want to be embarrassed out there."
THE MICHIGAN boss was upset
several times during Saturday's 12-10
loss at Iowa because the crowd noise
made it impossible for quarterback
Jim Harbaugh to check or audiblize at
-the line of scrimmage - including the
play in which the Wolverines scored
,their lone touchdown.
"You know that touchdown we
scored?" he said. "(The team) didn't
know what play it was. It was ad lib
all the way. That play was aborted
from the snap."
While the Wolverines were forced to
improvise new offensive plays,
Schembechler is convinced that Iowa
saved a lot of its offensive strategy for
the Michigan game. This fact, accor-
ding to Schembechler made the suc-

cess of the Michigan defense all the
more impressive.
"IOWA'S SMART," he said. "They
held a lot of stuff back. I think that's
the reason why they had trouble
against Michigan State and Wiscon-
"With that in mind, the performan-
ce of the defense was even better than
the statistics indicated."

The bottom line, though, was that
the offense could not control the ball.
The Wolverines ended up converting
one of nine third downs. They had only
four possessions each half.
But Schembechler remained op-
timistic about the rest of the season
and refused to rule out the Wolverines
for a Big Ten title since Iowa must
still face a tough schedule.
"They (Iowa) are going to be in
some tough games," he said. "You
can say what you want, but there's
going to be some back and forth
before this is all over."
For Michigan to go to the Rose
Bowl, Iowa must lose twice. The
Hawkeyes travel to Northwestern,
Ohio State and Purdue while hosting
Illinois and Minnesota. Schembechler
believed that all those teams except
Northwestern are capable of tripping
up the Hawkeyes.
"There's some powerfulfootball
games coming up," he said. "I do
know those four teams are really
NO NEW injuries were reported
yesterday, but Schembechler was
pessimistic about the return of offen-
sive guard Mike Husar, who may now
be out for the season with the ankle he
sprained against Wisconsin. "I told
them to put it in a cast - get him
ready for the spring," Schembechler

UPI Top Twenty
1. Iowa (42) ..............62 0
2. Penn State ................600
3. Nebraska .................5 1 0
4. MICHIGAN ..............5 1 0
5. Auburn ...................5 1 0
6. Air Force .................7 0 0
7. BYU .....................6 1 0
8. Ohio State ................5 1 0
9. Florida State .............6 1 0
10. Oklahoma ...............3 1 0
11. Baylor..............6 1 0
12. Oklahoma State ..........4 1 0
13. Arkansas ................5 1 0
14. Miami (Fla.) .............5 1 0
15. UCLA ....................5 1 1
16. Tennessee ...............5 1 1
17. Texas ....................4 1 0
18. LSU .....................4 1 0
19. Arizona ..................5 1 0,
20. Minnesota....... ....5 107

Michigan Ensian photo by Brad Mills
Iowa coach Hayden Fry celebrates his team's win over Michigan on
Saturday. The undefeated Hawkeyes retained their number one ranking
for the fourth straight week.

The Program in American Institutions

... out for season?




T O ERR is human, to forgive divine.
But why do I forgive?
I was betrayed by my love, yet my passion has never
been stronger.
I can't help forgiving baseball.
In many ways, baseball did everything it could this
season to make me lose interest. But I didn't. And
neither did the nation, as more people attended
baseball games this year than ever before.
The players showed their greed and lack of regard
for the fans by going on strike this summer. Remem-
ber that?
Sure, I threatened to boycott. I said I'd live without
it. Yet when baseball returned two days later, so did I.
Then there was the drug trial of Curtis Strong. Many
players stepped forward to admit to heavy drug use,
and numerous others were implicated. The entire sport
suffered a blow to its respectability surpassed only by
the Black Sox scandal of 1919.
But there I was at Fenway Park every night of the
trial, arriving early to catch batting practice.
Players like Dwight Gooden make it easy for me to
forget baseball's problems. The most amazing thing
about "Dr. K" is that he's just a year older than I am.
When I think of strikes, I think of Gooden, not over-
paid athletes walking a picket line.
Willie McGee, Tommy Herr, and Vince Coleman led
the Cardinals over the Mets for the NL East crown with
a dazzling display of base-running skill. McGee and
Herr had seasons which will earn them MVP con-
sideration, while Coleman is a shoo-in for the Rookie of
the Year.
Mention speed, and I think of the Redbirds, not
something bought and sold in the Pirates lockerroom.
The pennant races were decided in large part by key
trades. Bill M adlock and Enos Cabell shored up the
Dogers' weakenss at third basde, leading them to the
top of the NL West. Cliff Johnson and Al Oliver helped
Toronto in the stretch drive. Jack Clark and John
Tudor were integral parts of the Cardinals' pennant
winning club.
To me, a deal is a trade that puts you in the playoffs,
not a drug transaction.
Sports and snorts
Keith Hernandez and Dave Parker both testified in
Pittsburgh. Both admitted to using drugs. Both had
superb seasons.

ase ball's beauty...
.* . outweighs faults
I know these men are lawbreakers, and I feel
strongly that the commissioner should punish them
severely. Yet I can't help being impressed by Hernan-
dez' 24 game-winning RBI's, and Parker's .312 batting
average and 34 home runs.
It was a very good year for baseball between the
white lines,ver, let me clarify that, between the foul
lines. The Blue Jays brought the playoffs north of the
border for the first time. Aside from disgruntled
Yankee and Tiger fans, who can say they didn't enjoy1
seeing those long suffering Canadians proudly waving
their flags as the Blue Jays were introduced before the
first game?
The good guys
George Brett, Don Mattingly, Wade Boggs, Pedro
Guerrero and Dale Murphy all had banner offensive
seasons. San Francisco's Chris Brown and Toronto's
Tony Fernandez began on their journeys to stardom.
Among pitchers, Tudor, Bret Saberhagen, Jeff
Reardon, Orel Hershiser and Andy Hawkins all had
career-best years. Houston's Dave Smith and Cincin-
nati's Tom Browning quietly compiled All-Star
statistics, yet no one knows their names.
More major milestones were reached this season
than during the any in memory. Rod Carew slapped his
3,000th hit. Tom Seaves and Phil Niekro both won their
300th games. Nolan Ryan struck out Danny Heep (ad-
mit it, you forgot) for "K" number 3,000. And Pete
Rose broke the unbreakable record, passying Ty Cobb
with his 4,192 hit. Seeing the ageless Charley Hustle run
out a base on balls can make me forget baseball's evils.
The playoffs also helped to erase the bad memories.
For a change this year, season post-season play has
been fun to watch. Kansas City battled back valiantly
froma 3-1 deficit to dump the Jays. The Cards won two
game in the ninth inning on dramatic home runs -
baseball at its best.
There were so many other unique happenings:
Carlton Fisk tagging out Bobby Meachum and Dale.
Berra on the same play. The Mets and Braves playing
until 4 a.m. on the Fourth of July. Earl Weaver retur-
ning to Baltimore. Billy Brawl back in the Big Apple.
Cuerrero hitting 15 homers in June. Ken Griffey going
over the Yankee Stadium wall to rob Marty Barrett of
a home run.
Baseball in 1985. It was the best of times, it was the
worst of times.
Scratch that. It was the best of times.

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8. Kentucky at Georgia
9. Florida State at North Carolina
10. Oklahoma State at Kansas
11. Colorado at Nebraska
12. Southern Cal at Notre Dame
13. Houston vs. Arkansas at Little Rock
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15. Texas at SMU
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(AP) - Dale M.

drug dealer
to joint

Shiffman, an unemployed
photographer characterized by his at-
torney as "a minor league dealer among
major league users," was sentenced
yesterday to 12 years in federal prison
for selling cocaine, mainly to big
league baseball players.
U.S. District Judge Barron McCune
imposed no fine or court costs against
Shiffman, who pleaded guilty Aug. 19
to 20 counts of cocaine distribution
from 1982 to 1984, mostly to former
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Rod
Scurry and former Pirates Parrot
mascot Kevin Koch.
prosecutors he purchased $100,000
worth of cocaine from Shiffman over

a two-year period, but Lytton claimed
the figure was grossly overstated.
Lytton accused Scurry of unsuc-
cessfully trying to convince Shiffman
to sell him cocaine twice last year af-
ter the pitcher was discharged from a
Pittsburgh-area drug rehabilitation
center, where he was treated for
cocaine dependency.
Scurry, once one of the National
League's most effective left-handed
relievers, was traded by the Pirates to
the New York Yankees last month. He
has denied using cocaine since being
released from the treatment center.
Lytton said Shiffman made little
money from his cocaine dealing and
whatever profit he did make "went
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