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November 21, 1986 - Image 15

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With cops like these, who needs TV?


He plans to be more than just 'the
guy who goes flying into the stands'
Michigan basketballforward Steve Stoyko sat in the first row of Crisler
Arena, an area usually reserved for the band - a spot he has become
familiar with in the last two years - when discussing his Wolverine
career. The barefooted Stoyko, who often seems to be jumping out of his
shoes, was interviewed by Daily basketball writer Rick Kaplan.
Daily: When you came to Michigan in 1984, you were highly recruited
and regarded as one of the top centers in the country. Then when you got
here, you hardly played for a couple of years. How did that affect you?
Stoyko: When I came in, I knew I wasn't going to play for two years
because I was behind some great talent, (Roy) Tarpley, (Richard)
Rellford, (Butch) Wade. I wanted to use the first two years to develop my
game and learn, hoping I would get some good playing time in my
junior and senior years. That's basically why I came here. But I got
disappointed. I thought I would play more than I did. In some of the
blowout games I wasn't in there until the last minute, when (Michigan
coach Bill Frieder) could have put me in with 10 minutes left, or
sometimes in the first half, to get the nervousness out so I'd be ready to
come in in the second half. I was a little disappointed in that aspect. I
worked so hard in practice to try to push those guys, and then we win our
games by 20 or 30. I would have liked to see some kind of reward, some
playing time. Hopefully, this year it will be different.
D: What do you expect this year? Those guys are gone. Where do you
stand now?
S: I came in with a good attitude, but it just seems like this year is not
going to be the year for me. In worked hard over the summer with
weights, but I got mono and that put me back for a while. I still haven't
recovered from that. It seems like I just lost the confidence that I had
coming in my freshman year. But I'm still working hard, and I'm trying
to regain it. I'm trying to show the coaches that I can play.
(Emphatically) I can play with these guys. I just haven't got the chance,
in practice or in games.
D: When you have had the chance to play in the past two years, you've
certainly made it exciting for the fans. You are always diving, hustling,
battling for the ball. You were very well noticed, and became a fan
favorite, despite hardly playing. How did you feel about that?
S: I really liked it. The starters, they were everything. Everyone knew
about them. But you never hear much about the guys off the bench. It's
just like in football, the people who are on the "demo squad." They do so
much for the team, and no one hears about them. They prepare the team
each week. It's the same thing we do. So it's good that we got some
recognition. It was kind of by chance that they picked me. I guess it was
because of my attitude or hustle or my type of game. (Pauses.) I really
Continued on Page 17

have headlines like the following,
from last Sunday's Free Press:
"Police.team hits drug trade with
muscle and guns." When you read
a headline like that you demand
certain things from the story- a
tough, shotgun-toting unit of
Detroit cops who hit the drug trade,
hard, with muscles pumping. A
bunch of guys who aren't afraid to
kick some drug-pushing ass. The
Free Press story certainly lives up
to its headline.
The fourth paragraph delivers all
the goods any reader could ask for:
"Narcotics officers are cops who
look like the dopers they battle
against. Their ability to pass as
dopers makes it possible for them
to make the contacts that make
their cases. Their nerve and
skill-and maybe a little
luck-keep them alive."
"Nerve and skill, and a little
luck-it kept him alive," sounds
like an advertisement for a Chuck
Norris film or Rambo's third film,
Thrice Blood..
The article refers to narcotics
division police officers as "raiders"
on "search and destroy missions."
One of the officers is nicknamed
Don't be too proud to learn the
gospel-Christ is the answer! The
only answer for a fulfilling life,
eternal life.
(in reply)
I disagree. Your answer may be
Christ, but this test is multiple
choice, not true-false, and we all
know how different interpretations
can be considered correct.
(in reply)
When you see life as a multiple
choice test, you've been in school
too long.
-Graduate Library
The earth is a cooling place!!
-Angell Hall
It is a fact that when 1,000 kids at
random were tested, 10% of them
had blood types different than their
"fathers." One out of 10 of you
might not know your real daddy!
as long as he pays the tuition
-Graduate Library
Reagan really sucks and I am upset
(and I'm white and wealthy too)
-Graduate Library
I remember the time. I had
-Graduate Library

Raven. Raven "swings a 50-pound
iron battering ram" to knock in the
door to a suspect's "bunker." "Tin
Man" is "the shotgun man, the first
one through the door."
And what's a news story without
some swearing? The article quotes
one narcotics officer as cautioning
other crew members with the
following words: "Watch your a--."
Why go to the movies?
Long before Detroit Police and
The Reagans embarked on the drug
wars, cops in Wellesley, Mass.
were using muscle and guns to
combat juvenile crime. During my
junior year of high school I came
close to being jailed in an alcohol
related incident. The true story that
follows took place in 1981.
My friends and I are driving
home from a movie when we hear a
police siren behind us. None of us
have been drinking but we shove

the six unopened beers under the
backseat anyway. The cops act real
cool, Clint Eastwood style, like
they're battling armed thugs in
Harlem. We're actually in
Wellesley, one of the wealthiest;
most sedate suburbs of Boston. So
the cops dig the unopened
Budweisers from under the backseat,
one by one, and put them on top of
the roof of Tim's mom's
stationwagon, as if it's a real
Then the cops split us up for
questioning. The big one says that
we fit the description (or at least
our car does) of some hoods who
were playing with slingshots in the
area. He tells me to get against the
wall (actually the window of a nice
little antique shop). He says "Move
it," gets me to "spread 'em" by
briskly kicking my feet apart, and
then searches me. "Ever been to jail
before?" he asks, teeth clenched like
Dirty Harry. I say, "No sir," which
is true, "I've never even seen a
"Maybe you'll get to see one
tonight," he says, and then he starts
checking through my pockets.
In the righthand pocket of my
Continued on Page 17

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Junior guard Gary Grant in action last,
Continued from Page 4
Offensively, the Wolverines will
look to the outside more than they
have in the past. "It's going to be
more of a perimeter shooting
offense, because of the three guards
and Glen Rice," Frieder said. So
Michigan may be one of the teams
helped most by the new NCAA
three-point shot rule.
The tantalizingly close three-
point line (19-feet-9 from the
basket) will be difficult for the
Wolverines' bombers to pass up.
"We've got guys that think they
can shoot it in from out there," the
head coach said. "I never see it
going in, but I keep reading about
all my shooters and how they can
shoot it.
"I think we're going to be the
type of team this year that lives and
dies by the jump shot. We're
working on plays to get guys open
in three-point range. Hopefully,
Joubert, Thompson and Gary will
get so they can make those on a
regular basis. So, if we bang a few
of those in, we might be able to
surprise somebody."
"The three-point rule is a good
rule," said Joubert. "If we work on
it, it can help us out."
Michigan would have been
helped out by two freshmen this
year, but both are ineligible due to
the NCAA's controversial
Proposition 48. Michigan's Mr.
Basketball last season, center Terry.
Mills of Romulus, and guard
Rumeal Robinson of Cambridge,
Mass., both failed to achieve the
required SAT score. They cannot

play or practice with the team this
season, and they also lose a year of
The loss of the front line has led
to a loss of respect. Most preseason
polls have the Wolverines finishing
between fifth and seventh in the Big
Ten. But the pressure of being a
top-ranked team has also vanished.
"It's so hard playing every game
when the other team gets up for
you," said Joubert. "This year we're
going to be ready mentally, just
like last year (other teams) were
ready for us.
"We're going to hear so much
about the other teams, and not
about ourselves. Last year, they
heard about Michigan, Michigan,
Michigan, so when they came out,
they tried to play their best game
all year. This year, we're going to
be the opposite kind of team. We're
going to get up for the games, and
try to play to the best of our
"I enjoy the spoiler role. We just
have to try hard and go for it."
The upperclassmen plan on
going for the top. "I don't see us
finishing sixth or seventh," said
Grant, "more like first, second, or
"I'm not counting this year out
for any reason," said Joubert.."You
never know what's going to
happen. There will always be a
surprise team in the conference. I
don't know who it's going to be
this year, but somebody will come
out and shine."
The sunny skies may arrive
ahead of schedule.

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Bikes have always been a popular mode of student transportation. This
photo of jammed racks near Haven Hall was taken in 1959. DAILY FILE PHOTO

20 years ago-November
21, 1966: Tensions between
students and the University over
anti-war protests reached their
highest levels yet when a near-
capacity crowd issued an ultimatum
to the administration to withdraw a
regulation banning sit-ins. The
group voted overwhelmingly to
stage a sit-in in the lobbies of the

Administration Building in a week
if its demands were not met.
Network television covered the
As promised, a week later 1,500
angry students left a Diag rally and
took positions in the Ad-
ministration Building. It becaie
the largest demonstration to date in
the University's history.

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