at Michigan State
Sunday, 2 p.m.
The Michigan Daily
Sunday, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, October 20, 1987
/ Hockey at Miami: It's
.-3 shoot, score and shake
SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Blue runners edge MSU
By JULIE HOLLMAN
Every ballpark and arena across the country has its
own way of entertaining the crowd and maintaining
that element of tradition associated with a team's
history and program. Usually creativeness, ingenuity
and uniqueness are traits to respect in an
organization's attempt to please the home crowd. But
when the antics border on ridiculous, that's when I
toss aside my liberal viewpoint of whatever turns you
on, and I get riled.
This past weekend I attended the Michigan-Miami
of Ohio hockey series at Goggin Arena in Oxford,
Ohio. As I stepped inside the rink, I was bombarded
by the loud tune of the Rocky theme song. I said to
myself, "Well, this is cute, warmup music, how
nice," and then took my seat.
To my dismay, however, during
the first stoppage of play, the music
came back. I was confused and
dumbfounded. What's going on?
Who fell on the tape recorder, I
thought to myself. Unfortunately, as
the game progressed, I caught on and
learned that this sporadic, loud, and1
disturbing music played at every T04
break in the action, was Miami's
way of adding spice to the game.
Hockey does not need musical
accompaniment. It's not a slow and
boring sport in which a fan's,
attention span can run out. In fact,'
hockey fans are treated to continuous
and exciting action. If spectators turnRo
am-winniy f goalt, they can miss a ..h
away from the game. Instead of people being able to
talk about a play and say, hey, that was great, they
have Elvis Presley blasting in their ears."
O.K. Enough criticizing. Let's look at this from a
mature and analytical perspective. The songs,
regardless of how annoying, did have some relevance
in terms of the game. Whoever was operating the tape
player demonstrated a mystical ability to chose a song
pertinent to the action.
"We will, we will, rock you" swirled out of the
speakers at the beginning of Friday night's contest
exhibiting Miami's internal hope for its first season
victory. Little did Michigan know, this first melody
foreshadowed a final 6-3 Wolverine loss.
The Miami-Michigan series consisted of fierce,
physical play that resulted in several shoving matches
and nine roughing penalties. At one
point, the tape player exclaimed
"Just give me some of that ole time
rock and roll." It should have been
"Just give me some of that ole time
punch and roll," but close enough.
After the Redskins took a 2-1 lead
in the first quarter, they continued
their assault in the second period
with 20 shots, resulting in three
goals. For this situation, the wizard
at the tape box switched on "Top
Gun" and the two frames of music
sang out "Highway to the danger
zone", emphasizing that Michigan's
defensive end was becoming into
danger for the Blue.
rts On Saturday however, when
kled Michigan's intensity and level of
play heightened, songs from the PA
system seemed to lose their relevance. The only verses
echoing through the arena were from "The Lone
Ranger," "Rock Around the Clock," and "The Curly
Nevertheless, when Michigan's Alex Roberts
slipped by without a penalty after some roughing, the
crowd began to chant, Ro-berts, Ro-berts, imitating
what Cardinal fans did to Jeffrey Leonard. For this the
music man regained his talents and played "Can't Buy
Me Love" as if it was aimed directly towards Roberts.
But in the end, Roberts and the rest of the
Wolverines got their revenge, skating to a 4-3 victory.
The tape machine played, "Ain't nothing but a hound
dog, crying all the time," but the only ones crying
were the Miami Redskins.
So Michigan put the last dime in the juke box, but
please Sam, don't play it again.
By JENNIFER SAARI
The men's cross country teami
returned victorious from the Mich-
igan State Invitational, but it was
close. Michigan edged Michigan
State for the title, 31-32. The two
teams dominated the five additional
teams competing in the race.
Junior John Scherer and sopho-
more Brad Barquist controlled the
race for the Wolverines from the
start. Scherer pulled away in the last
mile for an unchallenged victory,
winning the 8,000-meter race in
24:37. Barquist followed in 24:51,
finishing in second place.
"Barquist led for the first two
miles," said Scherer. "We ran to-
gether for the next two. Barquist was
right up there. He helped us both."
"I think we have found our
number-two man in Barquist," said
assistant coach Dan Heikenan.
"Scherer has consistently led for us.
Now we need to fill the gap for the
third and fourth men, and I think
with time, we'll start to see things
Transfer students David McKay
and Ryan Robinson ran eighth and
ninth, respectively. Their perfor-
mances were key to the Wolverines'
"What it came down to was
Robinson's kickdown of one of
State's runners," said Heikenan, "If
(Robinson) hadn't of caught him, we
would have lost."
Senior Joe Schmidt, despite
recovering from the chicken pox,
still ran a strong race for eleventh
place. Tony Carna and Tim Fraleigh
placed 13th and 14th respectively.
"We knew (the Spartans) were
tough. We saw that in them at
Indiana last week," said Heikenan.
"We felt a little flat, and the course
was run over a swamp. It was a real
The team moves into its last
week of workouts before the Big Ten
Championships, which willbe held
at Indiana, October 31. The
Wolverines already have experience
on the Bloomington course. They
will be facing stiff competition from
Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and
Michigan State. Heikenan predicts
Illinois and Wisconsin to be
frontrunners, "but it will be a
dogfight for third."
Sickers tie MSU
Sophomore Judy Burinskas scored
with 10 minutes to go in Sunday's
game, giving the field hockey team a
2-2, double-overtime tie with
Michigan was outplayed by its
Big Ten rival throughout the first
period, being outshot,12-3, and
falling behind, 2-0. But the
Wolverines dominated the second
half, persistently swarming around
the State goal until junior Sara
Clark broke the shutout with her
third goal of the year seven minutes
into the final period.
Trailing 2-1 late in the game,
Burinskas scored her sixth goal of
the season, her first in Big Ten play.
"It was on a penalty corner. I took
the initial shot, and it rebounded off
of the goalie," the forward from
Chesire, Conn. said. "I picked it up
and shot." Her shot found an
opening and sent the game to
overtime, where Michigan continued
to pressure the State defense.
The Wolverines had several
opportunities in both overtimes but
failed to score. Nevertheless, coach
Karen Collins was excited by her
team's character and come-from-
behind effort, qualities past
Michigan teams have lacked. "I was
very pleased with the way we came
back," she said. "This is probably
the first time I've had a team that
could come back, and it's a good
Michigan (10-3-2 overall, 1-3-1
in the Big Ten) was rankedl8th in
last week's NCAA Field Hockey
Poll. The Wolverines will try to
improve their top-20 ranking when
they travel to East Lansing on
October 25 to again face Michigan
Fridays in The Daily
What's more, the action at Miami moved so fast
that the music man on the public-address system only
had time to play two or three bars of a song. This
brevity turned the music into pointless and disruptive
cacophony. The amount of a song that can be played
between an icing call and the subsequent faceoff could
be used for Name That Tune.
I guess the music was played to keep the fans
excited, but did they really need it? I think not.
Miami's hockey program is not that bad anymore. In
fact Miami played well against Michigan, splitting
the series. It's safe to assume that the Miami fans
would be just as happy listening to the natural sounds
of the game without the other malarkey.
And I'm not the only one who hated these
melodies. They disturbed some players as well. "Oh,
it's brutal! I hate it," said senior winger Joe
Lockwood. "There's no place for it. I think it takes
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CHICAGO (AP) - The athletic
directors of the Big Ten voted
yesterday to recommend that the
conference hold its first postseason
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Indianapolis in March 1989.
The athletic directors approved a
proposal from their Ad Hoc
Basketball Committee callingfor a
S14-game schedule in 1988-89,
followed by the postseason tourney,
said spokesman Mark Rudner.
Rudner said that, according to
conference policy, the vote would
not be revealed.
Big Ten teams now play each
other team home and away in an 18-
game schedule each season.
Rudner said the.format for the
postseason tournament will be
announced at a later date.
Big Ten coaches had approved the
idea of a postseason tournament in
April, but the athletic directors
Ds push for tourney
postponed action on the matter when
they met last month, Rudner said.
Faculty representatives will
discuss the issue Dec. 1 and the
conference's university presidents
and chancellors will have the final
say when they gather two weeks
later as the Council of Ten.
The Big Ten, entering its 83rd
basketball season, and the Ivy
League are the only m a j o r
conferences without postseason
tournaments, which provide packed
fieldhouses and big television money
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this past weekend for Ohio State's
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after losses to Ohio State and Siena
Heights in addition to a tie with
Bowling Green State. However,
Michigan rebounded to win a
rematch with the Buckeyes, guar-
anteeing a finish higher than the
basement in the four-team tourney.
After the tournament, the coaches
met to determine the All-Tour-
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