vs. Eastern Michigan
Today, 2:30 p.m.
. Track and Tennis Building
vs. Grand Valley (DH)
Today, 1 p.m.
The Michigan Daily
Tuesday, March 24, 1987
THE SPORTING VIEWS
...looms on the horizon
By ADAM SCHEFTER
Dear Mr. Borowsky (the man who loathes New York sport teams
as well as its fans),
You may be getting out of Ann Arbor just in time.
No, I am not one of those people who is threatening to bomb your
house, dismemeber all limbs from your body, or make your life a
hAll I am is a sports journalist who would like to inform you that
=1987 is the year that all of the people from the New York-
- Metropolitan area have been waiting for. The year when the Bronx
* Bombers will go head to head with their counterparts from Flushing
in the World Series. New York Mets vs. New York Yankees.
You might have thought last year was bad when the Mets went on
to beat the Boston Red Sox. Well my friend, keep your fingerscrossed
that you graduate on time because come mid-October, this place is
going to be in bedlam over two baseball teams.
Two teams that will have easily shown over the course of the
season that they are by far and away the two best teams in baseball.
Forget the fact that Daryl Strawberry will be fined endless amounts
of money for being late to various practices and games. He'll make it
up with the bonus incentives in his contract for being named MVP.
Or that Dwight Gooden might throw more punches fighting
policeman than James 'Bonescrusher' Smith did in his fight against
Mike Tyson. He'll be knocking more teams out of contention with
his right arm.
Or that Kevin Mitchell, the team haircutter is gone. Maybe Kevin
McReynolds, the man they traded for him can't cut hair. But if he puts
the numbers on the board like he did in San Diego, you can bet that
Mitchell's mowing won't be missed.
Not even the mechanical failure of Davey Johnson's computer
could prevent the Mets from winning the pennant.
As for the Yankees, they have their fair share of question marks as
So what if their pitchers give up more runs than the Miami
Dolphins defense does points. The offense will score almost as much
as Michael Jordan averages in a game.
Besides, George Steinbrenner has eight pitching coaches down in
Fort Lauderdale trying to teach his pitchers their trade if his offense
ever fails. I guess he figures that each pitcher having their own coach
will solve some of his problems. And if not, he can fire one at a time
and always have someone to pin the blame on. Regardless, a staff that
boasts the likes of Rick Rhoden, Dennis Rasmussen, and Dave
Righetti should enable the owner to get at least a couple hours of
sleep at night.
Dave Winfield's feuding with the Boss will undoubtedly continue.
But it's only because George is jealous of all the attention that
Dwight Gooden gets fighting.
Mattingly will leadthe league in every fielding and hitting category
except for homeruns. That title will be won by fellow teammate Dan
-Pasqua. Still, Steinbrehner will' tell the New York Post that he is
contemplating sending Mattingly to the minors so that he can brush
up on his power hitting skills.
But like the Mets, the Yankees will overcome these off-field antics
to capture the pennant, setting up the 'Subway Series'.
So I am giving you this one warning Mr. Borowsky. Make sure
your partying is in equilibrium with your studying. Otherwise you
may come up a few credits shy, forcing you to be here for that dreaded
semester. And once the fall rolls around, you won't want to be around
this place. It could be your worst nightmare.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Women tankers place
By CHRIS GORDILLO
When Jim Richardson took over
as head coach for the women's
swim team two years ago, he felt
winning a conference championship
in four or five years and cracking
into the top ten nationally in eight
years were realistic goals.
Led by All-American
performances by three of its divers,
the team succeded in fulfilling
Richardson's second goal six years
earlier than he had reasoned.
Michigan finished in 10th place at
the NCAA Swimming and Diving
Championships in Indianapolis this
weekend. Perennial swimming
power Texas claimed the national
The Wolverines' final placing
came as a pleasant surprise. "We
were the only non-Sun Belt school
to crack the top ten which was great
considering we had mostly
freshmen and sophomores at the
meet," said head diving coach Dick
Kimball, in his 28th season with
Michigan. Sun Belt schools, such
as Texas, Florida, Stanford, are
traditionally powerful swimming
B E F OR E the meet began,
Richardson and Kimball both
acknowledged the importance of the
divers' performance if the
Wolverines were to be any kind of
force. They had the most national
experience under their belt and had
the most proven talent.
Mary Fishbach, Bonnie
Pankopf, Cokey Smith, and Clara
Trammell did not let them down.
Fishbach, who sat out all last
season due to injury, made up for
lost time when she flipped and
twisted to national runner-up on
both the one-meter and three-meter
boards. The feat earned her All-
American honors in both events.
Pankopf can also boast of double
All-American honors, earned from
her fifth-place finish on the three-
meter and 13th on the one-meter
SMITH, in her first national
collegiate meet, splashed into the
national realm with 15th and 12th
place finishes on the one and three-
meter events. Trammel missed
qualifying for the finals on the one-
meter by two points.
"They all dived really well,"
Kimball said of the divers'
performances. "The pressure as you
go upto thetnational level gets
tougher and tougher and they all
handled it very well," Kimball
One of the few upperclassmen
on the team, Christi Vedejs, swam
to the highest finish for the
swimmers with her fifth place time
of 2:17.25 in the 200-yard-
breastroke. The time was also a
new Michigan varsity record.
Gwen De Maat finished tenth in
the 1650-yard freestyle. She also
was part of the10th place 400-yard
freestyle relay along with Susie
Rabiah, Jennifer Eck, and Lisa
Lunsford. Both set new Michigan
and Omar (Davidson) at the
With nationals over two months
away, Davidson wasted no steps in
getting out of the gate. The junior
set a new meet record in winning
the 400-meter dash in a time of
46.30, just one-tenth of a second
over the 1987 NCAA outdoor
Senior Scott Crawford was
impressive in finishing second in
the long jump, leaping 24'9".
Michigan's women's track team
travels to Gainesville this weekend
for the Florida Relays. Meanwhile,
the men prepare for the Texas
Relays, April 3-4 in Austin.
-KENNETH B. GOLDBERG
While the thermometer swelled
into the mid-60's last weekend here
in Ann Arbor, the men's track team
was having fun in the sun in
Tucson, Arizona as the Wolverines
opened their 1987 outdoor season at
the Willie Williams Classic.
With all their basketball teams
eliminated from the NCAA
tournament, Missouri, Brigham
Young University, Notre Dame and
the host Wildcats warmed up their
track programs with the Wolverines
in a non-scored season opener.
Thomas Wilcher, an outdoor
All-American in 1985 and 1986,
won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.97
seconds and anchored Michigan's
winning 400 meter relay team.
"THOMAS is simply a
tremendous athlete, gifted with both
strength and quickness," said
Michigan head coach Jack Harvey.
"He is our all-time record-holder in
the 110-meter hurdles(13.52), and
probably will join Chris (Brewster)
... double All-American
Longhorns under investigation
AUSTIN (AP)- The NCAA has
sent a letter to the University of
Texas alleging football rules
violations in 19 categories over a
seven-year period, some of them
involving David McWilliams, a
former assistant and now head
McWilliams, hired in December
from Texas Tech to succeed fired
coach Fred Akers, admitted
yesterday he made mistakes as an
assistant and "was wrong in doing
The NCAA has been
investigating the Longhorns'
football program since September
1985, according to Texas President
William Cunningham and Knox
Nunnally, a Houston lawyer hired
by the university to conduct an
Each category listed in the
NCAA's Letter of Official Inquiry,
which covers a period from 1980 to
1986, contains one or more.
allegations of rules violations,
The allegations include loans and
gifts of small amounts of cash to
athletes, the loan of automobiles,
the employment of a prospective
recruit by a Texas alumnus while
the athlete still was in high school,
free auto transportation between an
athlete's home and his future
employer's business and
entertainment cash in excess of that
allowed by the NCAA rules for
athletes who host recruits during
visits to the campus, Nunnally
The NCAA also contends that
extra benefits were provided to
athletes in the form of free meals,
free dental and legal services, and
the sale of complimentary football
tickets in violation of NCAA rules.
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- The off-season problems the
New York Mets hoped to leave
behind continued to spill over into
spring training when Darryl
S-rawberry- indicated he was
Flottnecided whether to pay fines
totalling $1,500 levied by Manager
Strawberry, currently in
separation proceedings with wife
Lisa, missed Saturday's scheduled
workout due to "personal reasons".
Johnson docked him $500, and
when Strawberry disputed the fine
and said he would not practice
*Sunday, the manager told him "to
please go home" and added a $1000
FOR THE TASTE SOME PEOPLE WON'T LIVE WITHOUT!
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and door prizes awarded!
SUNDAY, MARCH 29th
contest begins at 9 pm; $2.50 at door*
register your team Tues. and Wed. in the Fishbowl
*proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
SUMMER BEIT MIDRASH
JUNE 15 - JULY 10, 1987
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