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The Michigan Daily- Friday, April 17, 1987-- Page 11
BO DOWNPLAYS BLUE-WHITE GAME'S IMPORTANCE

Spr ingru
By RICK KAPLAN
The spring football game is the pinnacle of spring
football practice. The veterans are rounding into
shape, while previous benchwarmers battle for
positions vacated by graduating seniors. The spring
game is the time when the athletes can truly make an
impression on the coaches.
Except at Michigan.
Coach Bo Schembechler is treating tomorrow's
game (1:30 p.m., Michigan Stadium) as seriously as
the Battle of the Network Stars: it is a "sporting
event" staged for entertainment purposes only.
"I'm really not looking at anything in the spring
game," Schembechler said. "We have (had) two days
of scrimmage in practice this week. That's when we
get our final look. In the spring game, we'll be
divided up, having some fun. We don't get a whole
lot out of that other than having some fun."
HOW SERIOUSLY does
Michigan treat the spring game?
The sports information department
does not even have a cute name for
it. Schembechler laughed when a
reporter joked that the game could
be called "The Spring Fling" if he
passed more often. "We ought to
call it the Spring Run,"
Schembechler shot back.
The fans who attend the Spring
Run, however, will probably watch
the passers more than the runners.
With Heisman Trophy runnerup
Jim Harbaugh graduating, the
quarterback position is up for grabs
between three candidates. T

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ZURBRUGG, who will be a fifth-year senior in
the fall, is the most experienced. He started five
games in 1984 when Harbaugh was injured. Zurbrugg
passed for a Michigan record 259 yards against Purdue
that season, a record Harbaugh has since eclipsed.
If there is a favorite, Schembechler is not telling.
"We have to be sure when we make a decision of that
magnitude, that we are right," the coach said. "When
the competition is as close as it is, we don't want to
make a hasty decision."
The decision is already made at tailback: 1,000-
yard rusher Jamie Morris will start. Morris is
scheduled to play for the White team tomorrow, along
with Phil Webb, a strong candidate to start at
fullback.

With Greg McMurtry in
Columbus with the baseball team,
and John Kolesar out with a collar-
bone injury, the receiving corps is
depleted. Chris Calloway, the most
impressive receiver this spring
according to Schembechler, will
play for the Blue.
Because Schembechler sees
weaknesses in his defensive
backfield, he will try out two
former running backs there
tomorrow. Senior Ernie Holloway
and David Key will make their first
defensive appearances in the spring
game. Former defensive lineman
Warde Manuel will work out on the
offensive line.

Doily Photo by CAROL L. FRANCAViLLA

Chris Zurbrugg (#12), who started five games in 1984, is one of the three top candidates to replace Jim Har-
baugh at QB this fall. Zurbrugg and his Wolverines teammates will be in action tomorrow at Michigan
Stadium at 1:30 p.m. in the Blue-White game.

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Red Wings to face Maple Leafs
RONTO (AP) - Goaltender another unassisted goal at 17:51. goalie Bob Mason for the first time The Islanders, trailing 3-2, tied
Wregget stopped all 19 St. Wregget's only other shutout in in seven games this season, the the game on a power-play goal by
shots last night as the his three NHL seasons was a 3-0 Islanders scored three straight goals LaFontaine at 11:31 of the second
to Maple Leafs wrapped up victory over St. Louis in last in the second period, with period. LaFontaine scored from in
9HL playoff series with a 4-0 spring's division finals. LaFontaine and linemate Mikko front of the net on a rebound of
y over the Blues. The Maple Leafs finished fourth Makela keying the rally. Makela's shot.

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'Wregget allowed just two goals
in three games as the Maple Leafs
won the Norris Division semifinal
series, 4-2, and advanced to the
division finals against the Detroit
Red Wings, beginning Monday
night in Detroit.
Seldom-used winger Brad Smith
scored the only goal that Wregget
would need at 2:55 of the opening
period. He took a pass from Wendel
Clark in center ice, went in alone
and beat Greg Millen.
DEFEN-SEMAN Bill Root)
scored an unassisted goal on a
screened shot from the point at 4:07
of the third period to give the
Maple Leafs some breathing room.
Russ Courtnall added an
unassisted goal at 6:12, and Peter
Ihnacak completed the scoring with

in the Norris Division during the
regular season with 70 points,
edging Minnnesota for the last
playoff berth by virtue of more
victories. The Blues won the
division title on the last night of
the season, beating Detroit, but
were unable to cope with Toronto's
persistent checking over the last
three games.
Islanders 5, Capitals 4
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP)-Pat
LaFontaine scored two goals and
assisted on another in the second
period as the New York Islanders
defeated the Washington Capitals 5-
4 last night and tied their first-round
NHL playoff series at three games
each.
In beating Washington rookie

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