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Page 10- The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 23, 1987
Tumblers set for Saturday

Philling it Up
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Breaking the rules...

By JULIE HOLLMAN
Confidence and consistency -
so important yet so difficult to
achieve.
That is the problem for the
men's and women's gymnastics
teams. Both the squads realize their
weaknesses and hope to repaint the
picture Saturday night at Crisler
Arena, when the women's team
battles Wisconsin and Northern
Illinois and the men challenge
Wisconsin and Eastern Michigan.
The men worked all week on
correcting the mistakes that hurt
them in last week's meet against
Ohio State, when their overall team
performance was below 50 percent.
"Our whole team was
inconsistent last week and that's
what we have worked on in practice
by going through more full
routines," said men's coach Bob
Darden.
Darden, who strongly feels his

team can win this meet, will look
to his most consistent performer,
Craig Ehle, for a strong showing.
THE WOMEN hope to build
confidence and eliminate misses on
the beam and bars.
"We could have come within
two points against Ohio State but
we made too many errors," said

women's coach Dana Kempthorne.
"We've gained more confidence
now, though, and we have an
advantage since this is our third
meet and only Wisconsin's second."
Kempthorne said she hopes the
added confidence will help standout
Angela Williams lead Michigan to
a score in the 178-182 range.

Icers clash with MSU

(Continued from Pagel1)
win in last week's split with
Illinois-Chicago, will start Norm
Foster in goal on Friday and go
with Bob Essensa when the teams
meet in Ann Arbor on Saturday.
Essensa is the CCHA's leading
goaltender, with a 13-0 record and a
2.57 goals against average. Foster's
4.18 average this year is a far cry
from his 2.92 lifetime average, but

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1987 and Fall-Winter 1987-88 are now available
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To qualify for scholarship consideration, a student must be an
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Sophomores must have a U of M grade point of 3.7 or better and
Juniors and Seniors must have a GPA of at least 3.6. The awards
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Mason is not concerned.
"He played better in the loss last
weekend than Bob (Essensa) did in
the win," said Mason. "And a tough
time for Norm is still a strong
performance for a lot of others."
The Spartans' offense boasts
three of the CCHA's top six
scorers, but one, Bill Shibicky, a
leader on the power play, was
suspended for fighting in Chicago
and will sit out the first game.
The Wolverines still will have
to contend with Mitch Messier and
Kevin Miller, the second- and fifth-
leading scorers in the league.
Although the Wolverines have
come out flat for a big series before
(like against Illinois-Chicago two
weeks ago), the players seem
extremely pumped for MSU.
"Someone once told me, 'I don't
care if you only win four games all
year, as long as they're against
State,' " said Sharples.
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ill Frieder usually does not begin press con-
ferences with complaints about newspaper
stories, especially after his team upsets the
undefeated, fifth-ranked team in the country. But that
changed Sunday after the Wolverines beat Syracuse
9 1-88 on national television - by far the best win
of the season for Frieder's gang.
The seventh-year head coach devoted the initial
portion of his post-game conference to lambasting
the Detroit Free Press for its in-depth report in last
Sunday's edition on Proposition 48 and its
immediate effect on future Wolverines Terry Mills
and Rumeal Robinson . The Free Press didn't
accept Frieder's "no interviews with Terry and
Rumeal" policy, and kept digging until it nailed the
story.
The Free Press spent over a half-hour with Mills
and Robinson in their dorm room. The two players
did not seem to mind the intrusion and spoke their
minds freely, giving information without a
complaint. And why not?
After finishing their first semester with decent
grades (Mills had a 3.0, Robinson a 2.0), these guys
proved they could cope with Michigan academics
just fine, despite scoring below the 700 SAT score
required by NCAA Proposition 48. The two also
succeeded in winning support from other students
and hallmates. People already like the two, and they
haven't scored a basket yet. They deserve credit.
They deserve good press, for a change. All things
considered, the Free Press story improved the two
players' images.
Frieder peeved
Yet the story upset Frieder - it ticked him off
- to the point where he threatened to take away the
players' scholarships for not obeying orders. But
why? Here's a guy with a safe job, two Big Ten
titles in the last two years, and an improving team
this season. Why is he making himself look like a
bad guy?
He blew up at the Free Press for not obeying the
gag order. But more unfortunately, he will punish
Mills and Robinson for giving the interview. At
first he wrote a memo to athletic director Don
Canham threatening to take away the scholarships,
but he mellowed later and said Sunday he "isn't
going to make a big deal out of it.I'llhave to come

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up with some kind of discipline for the kids because
they have to do what they're told."
Obviously Frieder sits on a hot seat whenever
this issue comes up in the press. Too many of the
academic gods on this campus complain when the
athletic department gets to bend the rules. The
negative publicity last year surrounding the
University's admittance of Mills and Robinson put
a stigma on Frieder's program in particular and on
Michigan athletics in general.
Frieder wants the matter out of sight and out of
mind.
Positive publicity
Even when good publicity about Mills and
Robinson appears, Frieder will not allow fresh ink.
When the Free Press went ahead and published its
story about Mills and Robinson, Frieder went"
through the roof. Despite the players' use of their
right to free speech, Mills, Robinson, and the press
breached Frieder's "authority," and the non-topic got
even more publicity.
Sure, an exclusive interview with everyone who
wanted access to the two would have been a major
distraction. Many reporters, especially ones who do
not do their homework, like to make interviews
twice as long as needed. Mills and Robinson, like
many young athletes,. should be spared from this
chore. Frieder knows, though, that once an editor of
a paper in a competitive market such as Detroit
decides there must be a story, there will be a story.
Perhaps, then, one brief half-hour press
conference for everyone was the answer. It would
have saved Frieder a lot of aggravation. The news
was good. Mills and Robinson could have told
everyone that "everything is just fine." After that,
everyone would know the story and maybe the
controversy would have disappeared altogether -
just what the coach wanted in the first place.
But that's not what happened. The coach's
reaction was unfortunate, not for the reporters or the
Free Press, but for the players. As Mills said, he
had something to prove and he proved it. He
received better grades than most Michigan freshmen.
It's too bad the Free Press had to break the rules to
break the good news.

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