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Hockey
Blue and White game
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

SPORTS
Thursday, October 2, 1986

Basketball ticket
applications
Now though Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Athletic Ticket Office

The Michigan Daily

Page 8

Big Ten on tap: 'M' heads pack

The cocktail hour is over. It's
time for the party to begin.
Michigan takes its 3-0 record
into Madison this weekend to
start tackling the Big Ten
schedule. The real season is
here.
Sure, it's great to be
undefeated. The Wolverines are
still candidates for a national
championship. But it makes no
difference for the team's more
pressing goal - the Big Ten title
and an invitation to the Rose
Bowl.
While people argue that
Michigan's defense isn't as solid
as once thought and that its
special teams aren't so special,
the Wolverines stick to preparing
for the conference battle. They're
undefeated, and that's all that
really matters. Playing against
teams it's never played before is
not always the best indication of
how well a team will fare in its
own conference.
And although Bo
Schembechler's squad has not
been as sharp as your No. 2
pencil, it's still the top candidate

to go to Pasadena.
The Big Ten just isn't that
strong this year. The golden boy
quarterbacks arouid the league
are gone, and most teams are
rebuilding.
Michigan State is a legitimate
contender. Lorenzo Wlhite is the
most dangerous player in the
league, if not the NCAA.
Averaging 133 yards in his first

This weekend's contest
against Iowa should show whether
MSU is a bonafide threat or just
another prank call. Michigan
has the advantage of playing both
teams in Ann Arbor. It will be a
crucial homestand, but hey, let's
not kid ourselves. The
Wolverines lose to the Spartans
only once every seven years -
they're not due for a while.

BARB'S

a 12-10 loss and no roses.
Iowa is 3-0 currently after
beating Iowa State, Northern
Illinois, and UTEP, some teams
that might give Pioneer High
School a run for its money. The
Hawkeyes have cleaned their
opponents' clocks, but heading
into East Lansing, time may have
run out for their undefeated
record.
Vlasic will miss the game and
possibly more with a deeply-
bruised throwing arm. His
absence puts Iowa in a pickle.
Ohio State has to be considered
a challenger, despite its 2-2
record. The Buckeyes lost to
Alabama and Washington - two
top 20 teams. They just edged
Colorado, but clobbered Utah, 64-6.
But non-conference records don't
tell all.
OSU shares with MSU the

advantage of the schedule-
makers' gift. "They sit there in
the catbird seat since they're not
going to play each other,"
Schembechler said. "That's a
hell of an advantage."
The surprise team so far has
been Indiana. The Hoosiers are
3-0, including a 52-29 drowning of
Navy. They're second in the Big
Ten behind Iowa in total offense.
With Northwestern on the
schedule this weekend, Indiana
should be 4-0 after Saturday.
But in the end, Indiana will
still have basketball. The
gridiron Hoosiers will share the
middle of the ladder with Purdue,
Illinois, Wisconsin, and
Minnesota. Despite not having to
play Michigan, Northwestern
should find its familiar place at
the bottom rung.
The Boilermakers struggle on

offense, but that's no fault of
quarterback Jeff George. (Or is it
George Jeff?) The freshman leads
the conference's signal callers in
total offense. Lack of a sufficient,
ground game keeps the
Boilermakers out of the running,
Illinois, Wisconsin, and
Minnesota have been pummeled
in the non-conference season, but
it is no indication of how they'll
fare in the Big Ten. They've lost
to tough teams. They will win
some games, but not enough to
worry about making New Year's
plans.
With the exhibition season
over, Michigan is where it wants
to be - relatively healthy an4
undefeated. The Wolverines
know the schedule is ' no
cakewalk, but they'll save room
for dessert.
Let the party begin.

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BABRBS
By Barb McQuade

: WRAP-

three games, the junior
runningback can break a big run
any time he's on the field.
Quarterback Dave Yarema has
been throwing well - he's
currently rated second in the
nation in passing efficiency
behind Iowa's Mark Vlasic.
The 2-1 Spartans lost, 20-17, to
Arizona State on the road, but
bumped off the Fighting Irish, 20-
15, and Western Michigan, 45-10.

And the revenge factor has got
to count for something against
last year's Big Ten champion,
Iowa. The Hawkeyes have beaten
Michigan the last two years in
Iowa City. Bo won't forget
quickly.
Iowa silenced the Wolverines,
26-0 in Michigan's 6-6 season in
1985. Last year, Rob Houtlin hit a
field goal with no time on the
clock to send Michigan home with

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Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Bo Schembechler and Jim Harbaugh discuss strategy on the sidelines during last Saturday's game.
Michigan's quest for its first Rose Bowl appearance since 1983 starts on Saturday at Wisconsin.

THE 2ND RECRUIT EMPLOYMENT SEMINAR
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American journalist Nicholas
Daniloff flew to the West and
freedom Monday, as he was
released by the Soviet Union
under a semi-secret agreement
with the United States.
Inside sources claim that the
United States has agreed to send
10 Gridde selection sheets to the
Soviet Union for the next five
years, plus future considerations.
President Reagan commented
that he was reluctant to part with

GRIDDE PICKS
the Gridde sheets, but in the end he
had no other choice.
"I'll tell you something,"
Reagan said, "that Gorbachev is a
shrewd wheeler and dealer. I'll
bet he wins Griddes numerous
times in the weeks to come. All
you guys down at the Daily really
have your work cut out for you."
The rest of you should not be
intimidated though. Drop off your
gridde selections to win a free
Pizza Bob's pizza at the Student

Publications Building located at
420 Maynard before midnight
Friday.
1. MICHIGAN at Wisconsin
(pick total points)
2. Iowa at Michigan State
3. Illinois at Ohio State
4. Minnesota at Purdue
5. Indiana at Northwestern
6. Kansas St. at Oklahoma
7. Nebraska at South Carolina
& Oregon at USC
9. Rutgers at Penn St.
10. California at Washington
11. Texas Christian at
Arkansas
12. Arizona St. at UCLA
13. Notre Dame at Alabama
14. LSU at Florida
15. Temple at Pitt
16. Mississippi at Georgia
17. Missouri at Syracuse
1& Boston College at SMU
19. Sam Houston State at Texas
Southern
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