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The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, December 2, 1987

Page 9

OU-sted

Oakland U. stops
women cagers, 92-70

By MICHAEL SALINSKY
"Do unto others as you would
have them do unto you," says an old
proverb.
In its first game, the women's
basketball team blew open a close
contest with a spurt at the beginning
of the second half to beat Indianapo-
lis, 80-64.
LAST NIGHT, at Crisler
Arena, the Wolverines had a second-
half spurt done unto them... and then
some.
Oakland University scored the
first eight points of the second half
on the way to a 23-5 outburst. It
blew open what had been a five-
point Pioneer halftime lead.
The result was a 92-70 Oakland
victory that dropped Michigan's
record to 1-1.
Sarah Knuth led the Pioneers (6-
0) with 25 points, 17 of those com-
ing in the second half. Four other
Pioneers scored in double figures.
SOPHOMORE Tempie Brown,
who tallied 14 points, led Michigan
in scoring for the second straight
game but managed only two points
in the decisive second half. Brown
was in foul trouble the whole game,
fouling out with 8:29 left in the
contest.
Rookie Carol Szczechowski, who
won a spot in the Michigan starting
lineup at the beginning of the sea-
son, also fouled out. Two other
Wolverines finished with four fouls.
"Foul trouble hurt us a great deal,"
said Michigan head coach Bud Van-

DeWege.
Oakland's full-court zone pressu
wore down Michigan in the secohd
half, culminating in what Van-:
DeWege called a "self destruction":
by the Wolverines.
"We mishandled the ball ;all
game," he said. "We lost our corm'
posure against the press in the sec-
ond half."
"We press for 40 minutes every
game," said Oakland head coach Bob
Taylor of his team's effective press.
"Our game is definitely run, press,
trap."
TAYLOR FELT his team
could win. "We had everything to
gain. We're Division II, they're
Michigan."
VanDeWege agreed. "It's a very
special win to beat Michigan on
their home floor for a team like
Oakland," he said.
The absence of last year's leading
scorer, Lorea Feldman, who was de-
clared academically ineligible before
this season, left Vonnie Thompson
as Michigan's only starter with more
than one year of experience.
The young team came apart when
Oakland began to widen their lead.
Desperation fouls and a breakdown
of team play characterized
Michigan's performance in the
second half.

"They beat our butts,"
DeWege said, "but it is still
It's not time to panic."

Van-
early.

Daily Photo by DAVID LUBLINER

Michigan center Lisa Reynolds (21) goes up for one of her game leading nine rebounds in action last night at Crisler Arena.

Blue volleyball program retains ideals

By MICHAEL GILL
No one ever said life was fair.
And no one ever said everything is
created equal. When looking into
college sports, it is a lesson one
quickly learns.
It is a lesson often decided by the
sport's financial status, where the
university centers its interests, and
often, the integrity and judgement of
a particular coach. It is a lesson
learned by Michigan coach Joyce
Davis and her volleyball squad.
Start with philosophy. The
University of Michigan's athletic
department is fully self-supporting.
WHAT A nice line. Seems
logical. You expect it to be followed
with "And the language department
teaches languages."
To break this phrase i n t o
common language, it means the
profits received from football and
basketball finance the entire sports
program. Other colleges do not
follow this practice. They rely on

THE SPORTING VIEWS

Joe's "I played basketball in sixth
grade," tuition payment or a 60-year-
old farmer from Des Moines' tax
subsidy to support the volleyball,
wrestling, or cross country program.
This policy hurts minor sports at
Michigan. Every Big Ten team
grants 12 volleyball scholarships
except Michigan, which this year
increased its number from seven to
eight. This sets the team at an
obvious disadvantage before the first
ball is served.
"Michigan just hasn't made the
commitment to volleyball," said
Purdue head coach Carol Dewey. "It
is ridiculous that (Michigan athletic
director) Don Canham says he has
no money for minor sports when
they spend so much on football and

basketball."
"We have two-thirds the resources
as the rest of the Big Ten teams,"
said Coach Davis. "For the resources
we have available to us at this time,
I feel we play about as well as we
can."
THE Wolverine volleyball team
seems transfixed in a never ending
spiral. The lack of scholarships has a
direct link to its competitiveness,
and thus, its won-loss record. This
year's 20-20 record will affect Davis'
ability to capture top recruits.
The second-year coach noted, "A
kid's not going to go to Michigan
because it's a great school when she
can go to Stanford - a great school
and a great volleyball program. '
"There just are not many great
players out there that are good
enough student's for us to go after."
Quick solutions exist, but Davis
will not consider them. This brings
out differences within the athletic

specifically basketball coach Bill
Frieder's past handling of
Proposition 48.
"I know myself, personally,
would not operate that way, but that
does not make it wrong for him or
the university.
"I'm not recruiting any
Proposition 48s. I don't believe in
them. I don't think that's what we
should be doing here.
"I think hockey coach Red
(Berenson) and I feel the same way.
"An athletic scholarship is a tool
for a good athlete to get a good
education. Myself personally, I don't
want to build a professional
volleyball program, and on the side
- they go to class. I don't believe
in that."
D A V IS' remarks, reflect the
different attitude of the volleyball
program. Different from the 'no
holds barred' policy that has
transgressed into college sports the
past years. Instead, Davis has a
three-point plan: to operate with
honesty and integrity, to recruit
academically capable kids, and to
make it a good experience for the
athletes.
What more can be asked?

Academics as the foundation. A good
experience. Honesty. But the desire
for a winner always lingers:
When reviewing the team's past
success or lack of it, don't forget the
challenges the team faces to gain a
.500 season. While other colleges
may take from the taxpayer to
provide a winner, this team does it
alone.
What would Reagan think?
Someday, Davis hopes there will be
a Big Ten volleyball championship
banner hanging in the I.M. Building.
Right now, all she can proudly
proclaim is, "Our kids have risen to
the challenge."
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Indiana stews Fighting
Irish in 76-59 victory

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BLOOMINGTON (AP) -
Rookie Jay Edwards came off the
bench and scored seven consecutive
Indiana points and had 12 of his
team's final 16 as the fifth-ranked
Hoosiers defeated Notre Dame, 76-
59, last night in college basketball.
Edwards began his spurt with
6:15 remaining after Notre Dame had
cut a 14-point second-half deficit to
58-53. The 6-4 guard had a pair of
three-pointers in his spurt after

entering the game with 9:49 to play.
The Hoosiers, 2-0, spoiled the
season opener for Notre Dame with
the help of a 14-2 run that began late
in the first half.
The streak began when Steve
Eyl's layin gave Indiana a 36-33
edge with 1:27 left in the opening
period. Keith Smart, who led Indiana
with 18 points, hit a 12-footer off a
drive with three seconds remaining
for a 38-33 halftime lead.

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