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Women's Basketball
vs. Michigan State
Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

SPORTS

Hockey
vs. Michigan State
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

The Michigan Daily

Friday, January 24, 1986

Page 40

Cagers stage Spartan shootout

By LIAM FLAHERTY
While the men's and women's
destinies have not run exactly parallel
this season, they'll come together this
weekend as both teams face Michigan
State. And although the women can-
not match the men's record or
reputation, they have good reason to
be proud of their work to date.
The Wolverines boast a 10-6 record,
4-2 in the Big Ten. They are coming off
an upset win over nationally-ranked
Iowa, a victory coach Bud Van De

Wege said was "without question our
biggest ever."
BUT DON'T be misled into thinking
the Wolverines will take the Spartans
lightly. MSU is only 2-4 in the Big Ten,
but the record, according to Van De
Wege, "is deceiving." "They'll be the
most attacking, aggressive team we
face all year," said Van De Wege.
The Spartans press constantly, in part
by their lack of any starter over 5-11.
Michigan State coach Karen
Langeland claimed her squad

"always plays aggressively.
Michigan will be no different." The
effort seems to be paying off as the
Spartans recently gave Iowa a tough
game, only to lose by three points.
MICHIGAN STATE is led by junior
forward Kris Emerson (17 ppg) and
senior guard Julie Polakowski (14.1
ppg).
Meanwhile, Michigan feels a cer-
tain satisfaction with their season
thus far. The team has a stated goal
of a .500 Big Ten record and Van De
Wege feels, "we are well on our way
to achieving our goal." The keys

behind the Wolverines' success, if one
listens to Van De Wege, are not hard
to find.
"We're learning how to win, he said.
"We've always fought hard and now
we're performing well under
pressure." Van De Wege cited the
play of sophomore Lorea Feldman
and senior co-captain Wendy
Bradetich. "They're both scoring and
playing well as a tandem," he said.
Feldman has been playing well all
year. Of course this is nothing new for
the 6-0, Indiana native. Last year she
led the Wolverines in scoring and

rebounding. Bradetich placed second
in both categories last year.
These two have not done it alone,
however. Sophomore guard Kelly
Benintendi, senior guard Orethia
Lilly, and senior forward Sandy
Svoboda round out the starting five.
Benintidi hit two free throws in the
waning seconds to ice Michigan's win
over Iowa.
So while Tarpley and company
posture for poll positions, Michigan's
other basketball team plays on in its
equally impressive struggle for
respectability

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By EMILY BRIDGHAM
Turning out a fifth-place finish and
literally springing to their first
national title, the Michigan all-male
cheerleading team showed might by
outcheering most of the nation's top
co-ed squads in the 20-team National
Cheerleading Association Com-
petition held in Orlando, Fla. Jan. 3-5.
"We just did fantastic," said next
year's team captain Art Gray. "The
thing that set our routine apart was
the constant activity in it. It was a
virtual circus. There was always
something going on.'
ESPECIALLY for this all-male
squad.
"We're the only all male
cheerleading squad in the country
that I know of (which competed),"
said coach and captain Bob Seymour.
"The old stereotype of male
cheerleaders being gay or sissies is
fading."
After submitting a three-minute
videotape of their routine to the com-

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petition in early November, the team
was selected over 120 other colleges to
compete in the event. That distinction
led to several more hours of practice
which ultimately ended in the squad
capturing two prestigous trophies.
JUDGING IN the competition was
based on tumbling ability, dance,
pyramid building and overall
precision. Never having judged an
all-male squad, the judges were left
somewhat at a loss with Michigan.
"They didn't know what we could
do," said Gray. "We were in the
limelight. What we lacked in grace
we made up for in strength.
"We were the only squad that didn't
screw up. Even Louisville, the win-
ners of the competition, dropped one
of their girls."
THE TEAM made up mostly of
Michigan undergrads is predomiman-
tly a mixture of high school gymnasts,
wrestlers and divers. Gymnast Andy
Mrva used his skills in the routine,
completing a triple back flip,
which impressed the other univer-
sities in the competition whose
routines weren't as technical.
Clinching the title again at the
Nationals was the University of
Louisville. Oklahoma placed second,
while Iowa finished third followed by
Mississippi State. Michigan State
managed to place 14, falling from last
year.
With music from a James Bond
movie, "For Your Eyes Only," for
their routine, the Michigan squad can
be seen in action sometime in mid-
February on USA Cable Network.
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Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
The cheerleading squad strutted their stuff on national television when
meteorologist Willard Scott and the Today Show broadcasted live from
the Diag last October.
CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS
MASS MEETINGS
ACROBATIC FOOTBALL CHEERLEADERS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28th 7:00 P.M.
IM Sports Building - Gymnastic Room
CO-ED CHEERING SQUAD
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28th 7:00 P.M.
Coliseum

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