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Women's Volleyball
vs. Illinois
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
IM Building

SPORTS

Basketball intrasquad game
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

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The Michigan Daily

Tuesday, November 17, 1987

Page7

Bruce to coach finale

(ConUnued from Page 1)
"philosophical differences with the
administration."
"It's a shame. It's a dark day for
Ohio State," Bay said. "I have loved
being here. It's a great institution...
But now I have to look elsewhere,
and I will do that."
SPECULATION around the
Flemming Administration Building
had Bay replacing retiring Wolverine
athletic director Don Canham as the
Michigan Athletic Search Com-
mittee met behind closed doors. The
committee's meetings can only be
closed if they are discussing
personnel. The meeting, however,
was a normally scheduled one.
Reportedly, Bay had been con-
tacted two months ago about the
Michigan job. At that time, he re-
fused any offer, saying he was happy
at Ohio State.
Earlier in the day at Bruce's
weekly media luncheon, the embat-
tled coach with his wife at his side
declared he would not quit. "I'm
staying at Ohio State," he said. "I
like my job. I'm going to prepare

hard for Michigan... I'll stay and
prepare through the winter and
summer so we can have a Big Ten
championship next year."
BRUCE OWNS the best record
in the Big Ten (56-17) in his nine
years at Ohio State. He had
considered an offer from Arizona last
season but declined it. He was in the
second year of a three-year contract.
Earlier yesterday, Schembechler
questioned all the criticism of Bruce.
"God. I would hope he's established
himself by now. What do you have
to do?" said Schembechler. "This is
ridiculous. It doesn't make any sense
to me.
"From a professional standpoint,
it makes Columbus look pretty
damn bad when they start talking
like that.
"Tell him not to worry. Tell him
I'll take the athletic directorship at
Michigan and hire him up here. Tell
him that. That'll shut them up."
Schembechler, like Bruce, is a
Woody Hayes' disciple. The
Wolverine mentor felt Bruce as
Hayes' successor may never have

rs. Blue
A STRING of tough luck rather
than toughness cost Bruce his job.
Last week, Iowa beat the Buckeyes
on the last play of the game.
Without some breaks in the last
three weeks, Michigan could just as
easily had the same record this
season as the Buckeyes.
"Really, if you guys were on the
ball, you would be writing the same
things about me," said Schembech-
ler. "This man (refering to himself)
is over the hill. Look at the games
he has lost. He was knocked out of
the race early. We ought to have a
new coach at Michigan.
"Thesecomments are almost as
realistic as those coming out of
Columbus."
Jennings said he would recom-
mend that the trustees fulfill the
terms of Bruce's contract. "Coach
Bruce has been a loyal Buckeye
throughout his career," Jennings
said. "We wish him well in the fu-
ture."
The Associated Press filed a report
for this story.

Bruce
... gone

Blue

.;

escaped the legend's shadow.
Schembechler speculated on how
Hayes would have handled the situa-
tion.
"He was one tough SOB. He'd
beat them down," said Schem-
bechler. "And Earle will too. He's
tough. Don't underestimate him."

Lines
Fans fuel Blue victory
By DOUGLAS VOLAN
On Saturday night the Michigan hockey team got the boost it has
been looking for all season. Not only did the Wolverines beat arch
rival Michigan State, 6-4, but they also played before a sell out crowd
for the first time since January 24 (the last home game against State).
"It was good to see our fans come out and see us play," said coach
Red Berenson. "It makes for a great hockey game."
The 8,102 fans in attendance played a significant role in the
outcome of the game, not allowing the Wolverines to lose their
concentration once they got the lead.
In two earlier home games, the Wolverines went into the third
period with a three goal advantage, only too slack off and watch its
leads disappear.
Indeed, in the home opener against Bowling Green, the Wolverines
watched a 6-3 lead turn into a 7-6 defeat.
THREE WEEKS later against Illinois-Chicago, the Wolverines
also led 6-3, in the third period, only to allow the Flames to send it
into overtime. The Wolverines eventually won the game, but their
lack of concentration was evident during the Flames' late charge.
Thanks to the crowd, Saturday was different. Leading 5-2 at the end
of two periods, the Wolverines did not slip. "When you've got a
crowd like that on your side, you can't get down," said senior right
wing Brad McCaughey.
"It gives you a big lift," added goalie Warren Sharples. "There are
times when your concentration goes downhill, and if you slip into a
lapse, (the crowd) picks you out of it."
Unlike past games against State, this time there was more blue in
the stands than green. "My first two years here, we'd come out and it
would be half Michigan and half MSU," said senior Billy Powers.
"Sometimes, State would even have the edge. But this year we
definitely had the bigger crowd."
"IF IT was like this every game, it would be great," he added.
"Maybe someday it will be."
But if history repeats itself, then someday may never come.
Michigan hockey fans only come out for the two occasions per year
against Michigan State.
While average attendance has increased by more than 1,200 fans per
game in the last two seasons, last year's average crowd was only;
4,335. This is a far cry from the 8,100 capacity at Yost.
Since Yost is usually only half-filled, the noise level dissipates and
the Wolverines never have a bona fide home-ice advantage.
BERENSON, however, does not blame the fans. "(Other rinks in
the CCHA) hold fewer fans than (Yost). You get a big crowd at Ferris
State and that's half of our average crowd."
But Michigan has over four times the number of students that
Ferris State does, go more people should be coming to the hockey
games.
Maybe it's because most of the other schools in the Central
Collegiate Hockey Association don't have big time basketball and
football programs to compete with.
Or maybe there's just more to do in Ann Arbor. Ferris State, for
example, is a campus nestled in the middle of nowhere.
Either way, it seems the Wolverines would have a lot more success
if they played their home games at other CCHA arenas in front of full
houses.

Darren to be Different

BY DARREN JASEY

Surprise!
There is no suspense precluding
this year's Heisman Trophy bal-
loting.
There is hardly ever any suspense
when it comes time to select the
winner of college football's most
coveted award. It is a fact of college
football.
But this season, more than any
other season in recent memory, the
winner should still be a mystery.
Unfortunately it is not.
Notre Dame's Tim Brown will
win the 1987 Heisman Trophy in
what should be, but will not be, a
close race.
THE FLANKER, punt ret-
urner, kickoff returner, etc. has had a

great season thus far but so have
several others.
The race for the Heisman should
still be too close to call.
Michigan's Jamie Morris and
Michigan State's Lorenzo White
deserve the award just as much as
Brown. Pittsburgh running back
Craig Heyward, Syracuse quarterback
Don McPherson also deserve the
same consideration.
BUT THESE players will not
beat Brown because they haven't
received the national exposure of the
Notre Dame senior.
Brown has led the Fighting Irish
to a 8-1 record. He is listed as a wide
receiver but his duties are diverse.
Punt returns are his specialty. He

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The Heisman race...
lacking once again
has 31 of those, three of which he gether. In a year where injuries and
ran back for touchdowns. But his inexperience have crippled the Wol-
12.3 yard average is only the na- verines, Morris has been the savior.
tion's 13th best. It was Morris' running down the
His 32 receptions for 729 yards stretch that bailed Michigan out last
do not even put him among the 20 Saturday against Illinois.
best in that category, nor does his "Sooner of later he's going to do
20.9 yards per kickoff return, or 133 that to you. He'll get some thing for
rushing yards. you and so really he's the difference
BUT, ADD it all together and in the game," said Michigan head
Brnwn has 1640 all-nurpose yards. coach Bo Schembechler.

enough for a shot at this year's
Heisman Trophy, but not enough to
warrant his expected landslide
victory.
Morris has 1566 total yards, 1339
of which have been hard-earned
rushing yards. Brown has touched
the football 111 times this year for
Notre Dame. Morris has 236 carries
not to mention his kickoff returns
and pass receptions.
More than Brown at Notre Dame,
Morris has helped his team stick to-

Similar arguments can be made
for Heyward, White, McPherson, and
Thomas.
Heyward, a junior, leads the na-
tion with a 139.6 yard per game av-
erage, and White is close behind.
McPherson is the nation's second-
leading passer and has helped Syr-
acuse to a surprising 10-0 record.
But unfortunately for him, Mor-
ris, and several others they will not
be given a chance to win the Heis-
man Trophy come selection time.

Scherer, Barquist
qualify for NCAAs

'M' volleyball team healthy at last

By JOHN McDERMOTT
Despite strong showings at the
NCAA Districts this past weekend
in Bowling Green, Ohio neither the
men's nor the women's cross-
country teams will be sending their
squads to the NCAA Championships
next Monday. However, senior John
Scherer and sophomore Brad Barquist
qualified to race as individuals in the
NCAAs due to their strong
performances.
As a team, the men finished in
fourth place behind Wisconsin,
'Indiana, and Notre Dame. The top
three teams from the district go to
the nationals, and Michigan garnered
125 points, which was 16 points
,more than third place finisher Notre
'Dame. ~
At the districts, Scherer finished
first in the field of 175 runners
representing the 25 teams in Region
Four. His time, 30:04, shattered the
course record by 1:43. Barquist
-placed seventh with a time of 30:28.
While as a team, the men's squad
can't become NCAA champions,
Scherer and Barquist can still earn
individual national honors.
Coach Ron Warhurst i s

confident of their chances. "Scherer
is capable of finishing in the top
ten, and Barquist can be an All-
American," he said. All-Americans
consist of the top 25 American
finishers.
The rest of the Wolverines
contributing to the fourth place
finish were senior Joe Schmidt
(31:08, 23rd), junior Tim Fraleigh
(31:59, 53rd), and newcomer Tony
Carna (32:00, 54th).
The women's team also finished
fourth in Region Four, behind
Wisconsin, Indiana, and Minnesota.
Although none of their runners
will attend the N C A A
Championships, coach Sue Foster
felt that, "The team as a whole ran
really well in districts."
Leading the way for the squad
were sophomore Mindy Rowand
(17:18, ninth) and senior Cheri Sly
(17:20, 12th). Junior Tracy Babcock
finished in 29th place, while
sophomore Jennifer McPeck (34th)
and junior Ava Udvadia (35th)
rounded out the placings for
Michigan.
Foster was pleased with the
team's performance this year.

By PETER ZELLEN
This past week was a happy one
for all concerned with the Michigan
volleyball team. For the first time in
a long while the Wolverines com-
peted at full strength in matches
against Michigan State and Western
Michigan.
Senior setter Lisa Vahi and junior
middle hitter Carla Hunter have fully
recovered from their injuries and
were back on the courts in full force.
Last Wednesday the Wolverines beat
Michigan State and this past
Saturday they impressed many by
taking Western Michigan to five
games. The Broncos are ranked
among the top twenty teams in the

nation.
Michigan beat the Spartans in
East Lansing by the scores of 15-9,
15-9, and 15-11 to bring their con-
ference record to 3-11. With all the
difficulties that the Wolverines have
had, Michigan State can also tell a
few sob stories. The Spartans have
had injuries all year and weren't
much of a match against a strong
Michigan team.
"State had some problems which
we were fortunate enough to take
advantage of," said Michigan coach
Joyce Davis. She was pleased at the
victory but conceded that work was
needed. The Wolverines had prob-
lems with errors again making 17

reception errors against the Spartans.
On Saturday the Wolverines took
their new look on life back home to
face Western Michigan. In a tough
match Michigan lost to the Broncos
15-11, 2-15, 12-15, 15-10, and 5-15.
"This was the best volleyball
I've seen from this team since I took
over," claimed the ecstatic Davis, in
her second year as coach. "We
blocked and dug well and we hit
crisply. Any time you can take a top

20 team like Western to five games,
you have to be proud."
Michigan's next match will be
Thursday at 7:30 against Illinois at
the IM Building.
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