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Wrestling
vs. Illinois
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

SPORTS
Friday, January 15, 1988

Women's Basketball
vs. Ohio State
Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler. Arena

The Michigan Daily
U ' delays
A D decision
By SCOTT G. MILLER
The University is still without a new
athletic director. Despite reports earlier in the
week, no announcement was made at the
University's Board of Regents monthly
meeting yesterday.
Current athletic director Don Canham is
retiring July 1.
A decision could come at the February or
March regents' meetings according to Regent
Paul Brown (D-Petoskey). "We're not in a
hurry," said Brown. "We'll take as long as
required to find the right person."
The search for that right person will con-
tinue this month. Reportedly, Michigan head
football coach Bo Schembechler will soon
be interviewed by the regents. The regents
would have interviewed Schembechler in
December, but the 19-year Wolverine coach
underwent heart surgery.
Schembechler is on record as saying he is
"interested in what is best for Michigan." He
also has stated he will continue to coach.
Whether the regents allow him to hold both
positions remains to be seen.
Sources close to the Michigan athletic
department say if Schembechler chooses not
to hold both jobs or is not allowed to,
associate athletic director Don Lund would
succeed Canham.
Another possible candidate, Arizona State
athletic director Charles Harris, is no longer
interested in the position, according to the
Sun Devil sports information department.
North Carolina athletic director John
Swofford withdrew his name from
consideration last month. Reportedly, Swof-
ford was the personal choice of ex-University
president Harold Shapiro.

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Recurringnightmare
Icers hope to survive Chicago

BY ADAM SCHRAGER
The Hyde Park Hilton.
The setting for the excitement in last season's
Michigan hockey trip to Chicago or in other
words, the Bates Motel of college hockey.
The Wolverines are staying at The Days Inn
this weekend in their attempt to maintain fourth
place in the Central Collegiate Hockey Associa-
tion and steer clear of the illness that led to a 13-
3 loss and a series sweep for Illinois-Chicago one
year ago.
Whether it was food poisoning or the flu, the
illness that struck last season on Halloween
weekend rendered Michigan helpless after its 5-2
loss in the first game of the series. Six players
did not leave the hotel and two more left the ice
in the middle of the 13-3 defeat, leaving only 14
players suited and healthy enough to play. Every
time the Wolverines changed skaters, almost half
the Michigan bench emptied.
The two teams, which split earlier this season
in Ann Arbor, are jockeying for the final home
spot in the CCHA playoffs. Illinois, which has
played two fewer conference games than the
Wolverines, occupy fifth place, only three points
behind the Wolverines.
"EVEN THOUGH there are a few series
left, this series is important because we would
love to play our playoff games here in Chicago,"
said Flames head coach Val Belmonte. "A sweep
this weekend would do wonders for this team.
Maybe Michigan has not psychologically
recovered from last year's sickness. It's a
possibility, isn't it?"
Another psychological battle transpiring will
deal with Michigan assistant coach Larry Pedrie
returning to his previous post and coaching
against a Flame team that he primarily recruited.

"It's going to be intense," said Pedrie. "I want
to win more than ever. I know that they feel the
same way, so when we go out to dinner together,
I am going to make sure that I watch my food
closely."
The Flames are led by senior center Jeff Nel-
son, whose 36 points rank among the league's
top ten. Nelson, who was one of Pedrie's blue-
chip recruits, is aided by Barry McKinlay, who
holds almost every Illinois-Chicago defenseman
scoring record in only his sophomore year.
THE UIC POWER PLAY ranks next to
last in the league by recording an anemic 22 per
cent of its chances. While the Flames man
advantage has been as visible as Norman Bates'
mother, its penalty killing squad has scored
eleven goals, almost half the number scored on
its power play.
The Wolverines are coming off another series
split, their eighth of the season. This split per-
sonality team has led observers to make an un-
avoidable comparison between head coach Red
Berenson and Anthony Perkins-Norman Bates.
Last weekend, Ohio State rebounded from two
deficits against a banged up Michigan squad. At
that time the three top right wingers on the team,
Brad McCaughey, Joe Lockwood, and Billy
Powers were all out with injuries. Their status
this weekend is not yet determined.
A controversy over who will play goalie for
the Wolverines continues with sophomores War-
ren Sharples and Glen Neary vying for the posi-
tion. Both could feasibly play this weekend.
Whichever does not play however, it is almost
guaranteed that with all the strange happenings in
Chicago last season, he will stay away from the
showers.

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Michigan's Sean Baker skates between University of Illinois-Chicago
defenders earlier this season at Yost Ice Arena. Baker and the rest of the
Wolverines face the Flames this weekend in Chicago, where last year a
strange illness befell many members of the team.

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'M' tankers host Purdue, No. 2 Stanford

By TAYLOR LINCOLN
Tonight the Michigan men's and
women's swimming teams embark
on their most challenging weekend
of the season thus far, when they.
host Purdue in their first Big Ten
dual meet of the '87-'88 season at
Matt Mann Pool (7:30 p.m. start-
ing time).
Tomorrow, the second ranked

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and defending national champion,
Stanford Cardinal travels to Ann
Arbor to take on the men at 5 p.m.,
while the women host Ohio State,
last year's Big Ten runner up at
1:30 p.m.
Although the Boilermakers fin-
ished eighth in the conference last
year, Michigan men's head coach
Jon Urbanchek maintains a healthy
respect for them. "Purdue is a very
solid Big Ten team," he said. "This
year they should be in the top five
in the conference."
The Wolverines contest with
Purdue will be difficult because
many of Michigan's top swimmers

will rest in preparation for tomor-
row's collision with Stanford.
Stanford was not originally on
Michigan's schedule. The opportu-
nity for tomorrow's meet arose after
Harvard canceled its scheduled meet
with the Cardinal.
"It will be the first time in the
decade that an NCAA champ will
come to Ann Arbor," Urbanchek
said. "This will also be the last re-
ally major dual meet held in Matt
Mann Pool (Michigan's new
swimming complex opens next
year)."
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Michigan and Stanford spend the
entire season training for conference
meets and the NCAA meet, thus
their times are not expected to be
that good. The meet, however, will
allow both teams to gauge their
relative abilities.
"Since neither team is tapered (a
swimming term for easing up con-
ditioning prior to important meets),
the Stanford meet will be a kind of
checkpoint for :where we are," said
Urbanchek.
Currently, the sixth-ranked Wol-
verines are the only non-Sun Belt
team in the top 10.
Gregg packs
bags for SMU
DALLAS (AP) - Forrest Gregg
left his head coaching job with the
Green Bay Packers and returned to
his alma mater yesterday to start
anew the scandal-rocked football
program at Southern Methodist.
SMU, slapped with the NCAA's
so-called death penalty, won't start
playing until the 1989 season. The
NCAA banned football at SMU for
the 1987 season in a slush fund
scandal that reached the governor's
office. It was the first application of
the NCAA's death penalty for a
football program.
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