Track and Tennis
The Michigan Daily
Tuesday, March 1, 1988
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not leave," Russell said.
REGENTS and Fleming declined comment
about Harris's status saying they would not
comment on personnel matters.
Fleming did say that the two other finalists
"are certainly under consideration."
Michigan Associate Athletic Director Don
Lund said, "I think the best guy for the job
turned it down. Of the other two names I have
heard around, one is possibly acceptable, while
the other is definitely unacceptable. His peers all
went this way (thumbs down) on the guy.
"You assume the people making the decision
are bright men."
LUND WAS joined in his support of
Schembechler by several regents, including
Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor).
"I was a very strong supporter of coach
Schembechler. I've supported that concept from
the beginning that he could hold both jobs for
head regents list
Higgins embroiled in
more than one year. He could be coach and ath-
letic director for a period of two or three years,"
"That is the way it should be, but I don't
think it will be," Baker added.
Schembechler said he would have accepted the
position if he could have remained head coach.
"In the best interests of the athletic department
and the fact that most of the people in the de-
partment wanted me to do it. I would have done
it," he said.
"THAT Bo Schembechler's goal in life is to
be an athletic director - I can't honestly say that
it is. But I think I'd be a damn good athletic di-
He added "I didn't really seek it (the job). I
didn't go out hunting for it."
In a prepared statement, Fleming said the
"reason for this condition (that Schembechler
give up coaching after next season) was that both
the Regents and the Administration feel that the
football coach and Athletic Director positions
each require the full-time of the individual who
occupies the position."
While the athletic department was unanimous
in their support of Schembechler, they have no
say in who its next head will be.
"IT IS important that the athletic department
recognize that the Board of Regents has the au-
thority to make the selection, not the athletic de-.
partment," said Regent Philip Power (D-Ann
Power summed up the qualities the regents are
looking for in the new athletic director.
"He needs to be an excellent manager and have
an administration and marketing sense. He needs
to understand the unique field of Michigan
athletics. We are good on the field, good in the
classroom, and we don't cheat," he said.
- David Hodges , sports editor at the The
State Press at ASU, contributed to this story.
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But he shouldn't have put his hands
on me," Higgins continued.
Witnesses to the incident made no
mention of anyone pushing Higgins,
and Detective Frank Hoy of the Ann
Arbor Police Department, who is
investigating the incident, declined
After reviewing all of the infor-
mation, Hoy will give his report to
the Washtenaw County Prosecutor,
who in turn will decide whether to
prosecute anyone involved in the in-
Michigan head coach Bill Frieder
was unaware of the altercation and
expressed surprise that Higgins was
"I'm a little disappointed in him.
He's not even practicing with the
team," said Frieder.
Higgins was expected to receive
significant playing time this year in
the front and backcourts. Before br-
ing declared academically ineligible,
he was averaging 9.8 points per
game and leading the Wolverines in
three point shooting. Last season,
Higgins was one of the most highly
recruited high school basketball
players in the country.
Olympics television coverage
is not as smooth as ABC
BY ADAM SCHRAGER
The XV Winter Olympics in
Calgary are over. Good riddance.
Nothing against the Olympics
themselves, but the television
coverage on the other hand...
ABC, the fine network that
brought us such winning shows as
"Webster," "Joanie Loves Chachi,"
and "Sledgehammer," televised, or
should one say, bungled these games
from Calgary with biased reporting,
unknowledgeable commentating, and
generally annoying coverage.
FIRST, the anchors of this me-
dia bonanza were lacking common
sense. Jim McKay, "Mr. Olympics,"
a reporter that has covered the
Olympic Games since the 1940's,
was not the person that television
viewers remembered so well from
previous Olympic Games.
McKay stumbled in speech, ap-
peared drowsy, and announced incor-
rect results. For instance, during the
closing ceremonies, McKay stated
that the United States "won five
medals and tied for fifth place among
the countries," when actually the
Americans won six medals and tied
} for eighth place among the coun-
Keith Jackson. There is no need
for the phrase, "Oh Nellie, this is
going to be a barnburner," in the
Olympics luge competition. Jackson
is more suited to call an Auburn-
Alabama college football game than
to talk about the women's giant
Jack Whitaker. "Our resident
philosopher," as Frank Gifford calls
him, tried to be profound but his
words were not as inspirational as
those of Plato or Hume. Go back to
the Belmont Stakes, Jack, where you
can quote Descartes as much as you
Frank Gifford. The sight of this
former football great by the fireside
brought peace and tranquility to each
and every viewer. Yes Frank, you
enabled the viewers to see the suc-
cess of Bonnie Blair, the interest in
Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards, and that
same ugly sweater of yours with that
same white turtleneck, or should one
say neckbrace every evening.
IN ADDITION TO the general
nuisances of the anchors, there were
more flaws in the coverage. For ex-
ample, the "passports" taking us.
around the world to the homes of the
world's greatest athletes, brought us
to the same surrounding every time.
The producers and broadcasters of
these profiles should have realized
that every single athlete was shown
in the lovely atmosphere of the
country, surrounded by grass, flow-
ers, trees, or water.
Oh, how pristine.
David Santee and Peggy Flem-
ing's on-ice coverage of the figure
skating competition further illus-
trated poor journalism.
Santee showed the highest form
of journalistic integrity and taste
when shoving the microphone in
Canadian Brian Orser's face after
saying "I have some good news and
some bad news, Brian. The good
news is that you received very good
scores. The bad news is that you
came in second."
Nice comment, ace.
Peggy did not fare better with her
statements on the cuteness of certain
skaters and how they should go into
modeling. Her post-performance
commentary also left something to
After performances by Katarina
Witt, Elizabeth Manley, and Debi
Thomas, Fleming said to each,
"Thank you, and we love you."
Peggy, who is this we?
IT IS VERY EASY to sit
back and criticize ABC for its cover-
age of the Olympics, but it should
be noted that covering the Games is
very difficult. Certain events were
covered well, such as the speed skat-
ing by Gary Bender and Eric Heiden
and the hockey coverage by Al
Michaels, Mike Eruzione, and Ken
But while there were good mo-
ments of coverage, they appeared
very rarely. And too often, there
were ridiculous comments by
McKay (on American gold-medalist
Bonnie Blair) such as, "Her feet now
graced her silver skates as Cinderella
had graced her slippers."
Wake up, Jim.
So, once again the Olympics are
over, and the conclusion for ABC...
Well folks, I have got some bad
news and some more bad news.
Dolly Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Academically ineligible basketball player Sean Higgins was involved in a
pushing incident at the CCRB. Police are currently investigating the mat-
Tracksters place sixth in
By JOHN McDERMOTT
The men's track team finished
sixth in the Big Ten Championships
this weekend in Columbus,
accumulating 43 points to place be-
hind Illinois (115 1/2), Indiana (92),
Purdue (73), Ohio State (50 1/2),
and Wisconsin (47).
The Wolverines had three second-
place efforts. Two came from John
Scherer who recorded a 8:09.8 finish
in the 3000 meter race run and a
14:03.95 time in the 5000. Matt
Butler added the third in the 800 me-
Brad Barquist placed third in the
3000 meter with a time of 8:12.45
and fourth in the 5000 at 14:17.26.
The 3200 meter relay team added
more points by capturing fourth in
7:32.54 and the 1600 meter squad
was fifth (3:18.6).
Coach Jack Harvey was satisfied
with the team's performance.
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