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Hall of Fame Bowl tickets
on sale
Michigan Ticket Department
corner of State and Hoover

SPORTS

Women's Basketball
vs. Oakland University
Today, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

The Michigan Daily

Tuesday, December 1, 1987

BLADES' REMA
Iisfis
Move over L.A. Raiders. The
University of Miami Hurricanes are
now the meanest, toughest, and cra-
ziest bunch of outlaws to don foot-
ball pads.
The Hurricanes strutted their stuff
- intimidation and talking trash -
last Saturday to the tune of a 24-0
thrashing of Notre Dame.
"(Irish flanker Tim Brown) is a
punk," said Miami All-American
safety Benny Blades. "Maybe he
could be an All-American. But
Heisman? No way. He got intimi-
dated the first time we put a hit on
him. He ain't never seen nothing
like the 'Canes."
SPOKEN LIKE a true scholar-
athlete. Much of the country wishes
they never seen nothing like the
'Canes either. Miami is the bad
apple of intercollegiate athletics. The
Hurricanes attract bad citizens to
their program with the frequency
r head coach Jimmy Johnson sprays
his hair.
Miami players display their rotten
attitudes both on and off the field.
During the Johnson era, upwards of
a dozen Hurricane players have been
arrested for violating the law. A bail
bondsman's number is probably on
the locker room wall.
A "group" of players is still pay-
ing phone bills on unauthorized calls
they made using other people's MCI
numbers. The University will not
disclose just how many players were
involved in the scam. They will ad-
mit it was "several" members of the
football team.
DESPITE ALL the problems,
Miami remains a remarkable football
team. In his fourth season with the
Hurricanes, Johnson has compiled a
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Former Miami quarterback Bernie
til head coach Jimmy Johnson lea
athlete, graduating in three years.

I

ARK TYPIFY HURRIC
flock to
BY SCOTT G
39-8 mark, 10-0 this season. His
pro-style offense is extremely
entertaining. If Miami can beat
South Carolina this weekend, its
battle against Oklahoma in the
Orange Bowl will be for the national
championship.
In the same situation last year,
Miami lost to Penn State in the Fi-
esta Bowl, 14-10. Heisman Trophy
winner Vinny Testaverde, the per-
sonification of a student-athlete,
threw five interceptions in that
game. "I didn't get no chance to see
no film," said Testaverde of his
preparation for the Nittany Lions.
Testaverde, an English major no
doubt, was on the 10-year college
plan. He spent a year at prep school
and five at Miami. It would have
taken him another four years to earn
a degree at the rate he accumulated
credits.
Some of Testaverde's scholar
buddies set the tone for the Fiesta
Bowl. At a barbecue for both teams,
defensive end Jerome Brown led his
Army fatigue clad teammates exo-
dus. Brown, a student of history,
cited that the Japanese did not eat
with the Americans before Pearl
Harbor.
True. But then again the
Americans did not give up after the
Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, ac-
cording to John Belushi in Animal
House.

ANE ATTITUDE
Miami
Time
. MILLER
MIAMI should have learned its
lesson after a humiliating 35-7 loss
to Tennessee two years ago in the
Sugar Bowl. Those same brash Hur-
ricanes had a chance at a national ti-
tle, and that is all they talked about
the weeks before the game. Every
night the TV news in Florida de-
picted Miami players riding river-
boats on the Mississippi, boasting
of their greatness.
Instead, all the talk inspired the
Volunteers, who intercepted Tes-
taverde three times. Mr. All-World
quarterback probably didn't see no
films.
The Hurricanes desperately want
to to avenge the past two years'
post-season failures - to return to
the days of head coach Howard
Schnellenberger and quarterback
Bernie Kosar and the championship
victory four years ago in the Orange
Bowl over Nebraska.
Kosar, now a Cleveland Brown,
publicly declared he would not have
any association with the University
of Miami as long as Johnson was
coach.Kosar graduated with a degree
in three years.
Four years after Kosar's departure,
the Hurricanes are on the brink of
another national title. They already
passed the brink of good taste a long
time ago.
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Ii-
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1
;he Hurricane footballAsoramdPuss
nd Browns," was a model student

Michigan's John Fisher captured first place at the 134-pound division in last weekend's Northern Open in
Madison, Wisc. For his efforts, Fisher was named Champion Wrestler, an award he has now won for two con-
secutive weeks.
Fiesher takesfplace

By RICHARD EISEN
The Michigan wrestling team travelled to Madison,
Wisc. last weekend to face many nationally ranked
squads, including perennial Big Ten rival, Iowa, in the
Northern Open. The fatigue that comes with road travel
showed as only two Wolverines placed in their
respective weight class. No team standings were kept.
This was the third consecutive road tournament for
the Wolverines.
Michigan was once. again led by John Fisher. The
redshirt junior dominated his weight class and captured
first place in the 134 weight slot. Fisher smashed
Wisconsin's Tom Fitzpatrick in the title match, 8-3,
and was then voted the Champion Wrestler of the
tournament. Fisher won the same award in the Ohio
Open in Dayton, Ohio the week before.
"His performance definitely stands him as one of
the premiere wrestlers in the Midwest and probably in
the country at 134," said Michigan coach Dale Bahr.
JOE PANTALEO bounced back from a
disappointing performance at the Ohio Open to place
third in the 158 division. Pantaleo, a victim of poor
officiating in Dayton, lost his semi-final match to
defending NCAA champion Marty Kestler, who,
despite having graduated, is still allowed to wrestle at

tournaments. Pantaleo rebounded to beat Tony Everson
of Wisconsin, 5-2, to take third place.
Michigan did not have another wrestler place (fifth
place or better), although sophomores Bob Potokar
(heavyweight), and Dave Dameron (126 pounds), came
within one match of doing so. Last week, Michigan
had five wrestlers place and coach Bahr attributes the
drop-off on the rigors of travelling.
"We were pleased with the progress of the team this
weekend. It wasn't necessarily a letdown, because it's
the third weekend in a row we went to a tournament,"
said Bahr.
The Wolverines have been working two hard
practices a day for the last two weeks, rather than the
usual one hard, one light practice a day. "We knew
going into this tournament we'd probably be tired,"
said Bahr.
All the practice is in preparation for the Las Vegas
Classic coming up this weekend. This is the most
important Open on the schedule to date, according to
Bahr, because 45 teams and over 450 wrestlers will
participate, including perennial wrestling powerhouses
Iowa, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.
"We want to be the best that we can be in the early
season at this particular tournament," stressed Bahr.

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