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Pqge8 -The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, December 1, 1987

Women cagers begin
season on right track


Darren to be Different

NCAA football tournament...
-Seminoles come out on top

It wasn't impressive, but it's a
The Michigan women's basket-
ball team opened its 1987-88 cam-
paign Saiurday with an 80-64 vic-
tory over Indianapolis at Crisler
The Wolverines, who finished
with a 9-18 record last season, are
desperately looking for improve-
ment this year. Especially disap-
pointing was a 2-16 Big Ten record
which placed them dead-last in the
MICHIGAN hopes the win
spearheads a successful nine-game
non-conference schedule. A restora-
tion of confidence after last year's
season is necessary for Michigan to
have any hope of moving up in the
conference standings.
The Wolverines got off to a fast
start, opening up a 14-6 lead in the
first eight minutes. Heidi Lawrence
kept Indianapolis close, though,
hitting all three of her three-point
attempts while scoring 11 first-half
points. The Lady Greyhounds scored
the last four points of the half to tie
up the game at 33-33.
Lawrence finished as Indianapo-
lis' leading scorer with 21 points.
She also pulled down six rebounds.
Her shooting prowess, however,
was enigmatic. Lawrence was 1-11
from the floor, but a staggering 5-7
from three-point land.
To start the second half, Michi-
gan broke open what had been a
close game. The Wolverines scored
ten unanswered points to take a 43-
33 lead. Sophomore Tempie Brown,
who led all Michigan scorers with
25 points, contributed three points
in this stretch.
47-40 at the 12:35 mark. A seven-
point spurt by Michigan increased
the lead to 14 and Indianapolis never
came within less than 10 points
In addition to Brown, sophomore

center Joan Reiger and first year
forward Carol Szczechowski
contributed to the Wolverine cause.
Reiger netted 13 points in only 19
minutes of play.
Szczechowski, from Mt.
Carmel High School in Wyandotte,
sparkled in her first game for the
Wolverines. Last year's Most
Valuable Player of the Michigan
high school all-star game,
Szczechowski contributed 11 points
and 11 rebounds despite being lim-

So you want to see a playoff in
college football? Okay here goes...
Remember, this is hypothetical.
A selection committee similar to
the one used to select teams for the
college basketball tournament is
used. The panel of experts from
around the country (just me in this
case) selects the best 16 teams and
seeds them one through 16.
HERE THEY are: 1. Miami
(10-0), 2. Florida State (10-1), 3.
Oklahoma (11-0), 4. Syracuse (11-
0), 5. Auburn (9-1-1), 6. LSU (9-1-
1) 7. Nebraska (10-1), 8. Michigan
State (8-2-1), 9. Tennessee (8-2-1),
10. USC (8-3), 11. South Carolina
(8-2), 12. UCLA (9-2), 13. Iowa (9-
3), 14. Pittsburgh (8-3), 15. Penn
State (8-3), 16. Notre Dame (8-3).
Strength of schedules and recent
performances were taken into
consideration along with overall
records when ranking the teams, but
people in College Station, Athens,
Clemson, and even Wyoming are
furious because their teams were left
A great season at Indiana is
wasted. Notre Dame just gets in
ahead of Southwest Conference
champ Texas A&M, the two teams
that will meet in the Cotton Bowl
under the current system.
The matchups: The 16th seed will
play the first seed, the 15th will play
the second and so on, meaning:
Notre Dame-Miami, Penn State-
Florida State, Pittsburgh-Oklahoma,
Iowa-Syracuse, UCLA-Auburn,
South Carolina-LSU, USC-Ne-
braska, and Tennessee-Michigan
THE EIGHT first round games
will be played at these bowl sites:
Hall of Fame (Tampa), Liberty
(Memphis), Freedom (Anaheim),
Holiday (San Diego), Bluebonnet
(Houston), Sun (El Paso), Peach
(Atlanta), and All-American
(Birmingham, Ala.) on Saturday
Dec. 19.
As expected there are some up-
sets. Notre Dame takes advantage of
its second chance for revenge and
bounces Miami 24-0, the Seminoles
beat Penn State by two touchdowns,
Oklahoma over the Panthers, 3-0,
Iowa out-scores the Orangemen, 39-

... nine assists

ited to 20 minutes of playing time
because of foul trouble.
Brown, Reiger and Szczechowski
lead a large scale youth movement
for the Wolverines. Saturday,
Michigan beat an experienced
Indianapolis squad that returned nine
letter-winners. Seventy of
Michigan's 80 points came from
first year students and sophomores.
Senior guard Vonnie Thompson
(nine assists) was the most impor-
tant contributor from the upper-
Michigan head coach Bud Van
De Wege attributes last year's lack
of success on "inexperience and lack
of chemistry."

Doily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Florida St. halfback Sammie:Smith, shown here in last year's game against Michigan, will lead his Seminoles
to the national championship in the first annual Jasey Bowl on January 9, 1988.

37, UCLA, 24-14, over Auburn,
LSU by a point over South Car-
olina, Nebraska rolls, 38-7, against
USC, and Tennessee stuns the Spar-
tans, 16-6.
The next four games are played at
these bowls on Dec. 26: Gator
(Jacksonville), Citrus (Orlando),
Cotton (Dallas), and Fiesta (Tempe).
Tennessee and Notre Dame play
to a tie, forcing an overtime period.
Tennessee wins, 20-17. Florida State
and Nebraska clash at the Fiesta
Bowl with the Seminoles coming
out on top. Oklahoma loses to LSU
in the Cotton, and Iowa rips UCLA,
42-7, at Jacksonville.

THE FINAL Four: Tennessee,
Florida State, LSU, and Iowa. The
games will be played on New Year's
Day at the Sugar Bowl (New Or-
leans) and Orange Bowl (Miami).
In a rematch of the Kickoff Clas-
sic, Tennessee and Iowa play first at
the Sugar Bowl, 3:35 p.m. kickoff.
Head coach Hayden Fry and his
troops avenge their one point loss in
the classic, beating the Vols 26-19
on two fourth quarter touchdown
passes by quarterback Chuck
At the Orange Bowl in Miami
(8:30 p.m.) Florida State breaks
open a close game in the third quar-

McHale set to return

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston
Celtics removed Kevin McHale from
the team's injured list yesterday, and
announced that the All-Star forward
will be with the team for tonight's
game against the Atlanta Hawks.
McHale underwent surgery June
22 fro a fractured navicular bone in
his right foot. Since then, he has
been sidelined while his teammates
have gone 10-4 in the opening
games of their NBA schedule.
McHale averaged 26.2 points and
9.9 rebounds per game in the 1986-
87 season.
. The Celtics also announced that

guard Conner Henry was waived to
make a spot on the roster for
McHale. Henry, 24, was signed as a
free agent Jan. 1. He averaged 3.4
points in 10 games this season.
Celtics General Manager Jan
Volk said McHale was expected to
see at least limited action against the
Hawks in Atlanta.
"If everything is as we expect it
to be, he'll get some playing time,"
Volk said. "He'll come back in a
limited role at the start. This is the
next step in bringing him back to
what we hope will be midseason


North Carolina's Cruii

North Carolina head football coach
Dick Crum resigned yesterday, end-
ing two weeks of speculation over
his status.
UNC officials said Crum will be
paid an initial $400,000 a n d
$100,000 per year over the four
years remaining on his contract.
Crum's assistants have had contracts
since July that will be fully honored,
the school said.

A statement released jointly by
Crum, UNC Chancellor Chris Ford-
ham and UNC Athletic Director
John Swofford said Crum was given
the option to continue as head coach.
"However, coach Crum and the
university have reluctantly deter-
mined that it is in Crum's best in-
terest, the best interest of the players
that he recruited, and the best interest
of the university for him to submit
and for the university to accept-his

Would Lkeb
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resignation effective January 31,
1988," the statement said.
SMU probe continues
AUSTIN, TX (AP) - An assis-
tant state attorney general is sched-
uled to meet this week with South-
ern Methodist officials and discuss
the investigation of the SMU foot-
ball scandal.
Assistant Attorney General John
Vasquez, who has been directing the
probe, will discuss the attorney gen-
eral's inquiry with the SMU board,
said Ron Dusek, a spokesperson for
Attorney General Jim Mattox.
Mattox ordered the investigation
earlier this year, following public
revelations about the school's pay-
for-players scandal.
SMU received the death penalty
from the NCAA after it was discov-
ered that players received cash pay-
ments for playing.
Texas governor Bill Clements
admitted in March that, while chair

ter on a 44-yard touchdown run by
Sammie Smith and a 12-yard touch-
down pass by Chip Ferguson. The
Seminoles win 20-9.
The Rose Bowl (Pasadena): It's
Jan. 9, 1988 and Florida State (13-1)
meets Iowa (12-3) for the first ever
"true" college football Division I
championship. Bobby Bowden
coaches the Seminoles to a 36-17
victory and the crown.
The opponent is different but the
Big Ten still loses the big one, and,
of course, Barry Switzer and Jimmy
Johnson are out there somewhere
saying that their teams are No. 1.
Some things never change.
of the SMU Board of Governors, he
and other officials approved contin-
ued payments to players after SMU
was placed on NCAA probation in
The attorney general's office has
been investigating SMU under state
laws governing charitable trusts.
Mattox has said he was particu-
larly interested in $863, 013 that
was paid to three athletic department
employees who left SMU under
"termination agreements."
According to a special report is-
sued by Methodist Church bishops,
former SMU Athletic Director Bob
Hitch received $246, 272, former
football coach Bobby Collins re-
ceived $556, 272, and former athletic
departnrent assistant Henry Lee
Parker received $60,299. 4
Mattox has indicated that his of-
fice might .be willing to take the
case to a Dallas County grand jury if
that procedure was needed to obtain
additional information.

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