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APRIL 1988 Student Body

U. THE NATIONAL COLLEGE NEWSPAPER 25

AR19ASuTBo RECREATION HE NTIONAL CO TS
Fat Sucking Age of Aquarius His aim is true Rooting restricted
New body contouring New Age movement Wheelchair archer breaks Tragic accident prompts
technique literally vacuums prepares for a spiritual records on his way to Big Ten restrictions on
up excess fat. awakening. Olympics. cheerleading.
Page 26 Page 26 Page 29 Page 30

Football boosts athletic bankroll,
carries other programs financially

She goes
to bat for
baseball
By Tara Sullivan
The Daily Targum
Rutgers U., NJ
The other night I was unavoid-
ably led into an argument with a
guy who insisted that baseball was
a boring sport.
Boy is this guy wrong.
Baseball has got to be the best
sport ever invented. It makes the
winter sports months-highlighted
by meaningless regular seasons in
both basketball and hockey-more
bearable. No, not even more bear-
able, just plain bearable.
Baseball may not have the end-
to-end action of basketball or hock-
ey, which was this guy's major
argument, but to use an old cliche-
there's a lot more to baseball than
meets the eye. Granted, one game
of hockey could contain more gener-
ic excitement than one game of
baseball, but every game is not just
a game in and of itself.
Baseball is a smart game. Every
play can have a direct outcome on
the game. The strategy behind ev-
ery managerial decision is intri-
guing, and when one understands
this strategy, the game becomes ex-
citing. When a manager has to de-
cide whether to replace a pitcher,
pinch-hit for someone, call a pitch-
out or a suicide squeeze, or even
write out the starting line-up, he
opens himself up for second-
guessing from every player, coach
and fan, which adds to fan interest
and enjoyment.
When a hockey team or a basket-
ball team loses a few games, it is not
time to push the panic button, be-
cause half the league will make the
playoffs anyway. But on the di-
amond, only the best team in each
league can be involved in postsea-
son play. Therefore, the division
races create an excitement that
continually builds throughout the
season.
Baseball is the quintessential
summer sport, as well as being the
cheapest to attend. And being at a
game is great. Every crack of the
bat gets the crowd on its feet, even
if it turns out to be a pop fly or a foul
ball. And foul balls-they're awe-
some. Baseball could be the only
sport left where the fans can keep
the ball when it goes in the stands.
Boy is this guy wrong. Baseball is
the best.

By Tracy Staton
The Battalion
Texas A&M U.
If the intercollegiate sports at Texas
A & M were corporations instead of
teams, Football, Inc. would be the only
blue-chip stock on the athletic ex-
change. The Basketball Co., Inc. would
be breaking even, and all other sports
would be out of business.
Although sports sell tickets instead of
stock, athletics is more than just a
game-it's a multi-million dollar busi-
ness.
Wally Groff, assistant athletic direc-
tor for finance, said the Athletic Depart-
ment is forced to be a business because
it is a self-supporting auxiliary of the

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT REVENUE
Basketball and other sports'
ticket sales- $450,000
Interest and other-$280,000
A & M support of women's
Aggie Club-$2,225,000 program-$750,000
SWC surplus and T- $1,050,000Football ticket sales-$5,023,000
university. athletics is too big a business to be a
"WhenIjoinedthisdepartmenttwen- sport and too big a sport to be a
ty years ago, I heard a comment at a business,' "Groff said.
meeting of intercollegiate athletics and

it stuck in my mind: 'Intercollegiate I

See FOOTBALL, Page 31
Princetonians
bare all in
Nude Olympics
By David Hansen
The Purdue Exponent
Purdue U., IN
As Purdue residents and admi-
nistration officials prepared for the
upcoming Nude Olympics, Prince-
ton U. (NJ) students had already
seen their big day come and go.
Princeton sophomores held their
annual nude run through a library
on campus with the support of uni-
versity administration, said Cliff
Levy, staff writer for the Daily
Princetonian, the school's paper.
Unlike the situation at Purdue
U., where the administration
would rather have those students
with a tendency to bare themselves
remain indoors, Princeton officials
look upon their Nude Olympics
with a wink and a smile.
The Nude Olympics at Princeton
have been a tradition for over 50
years, Levy said. The tradition goes
like this: At midnight of the first
snowfall, a number (75 to 300) of
inebriated sophomore men assem-
ble, perform calisthenics and pro-
ceed to run through a campus lib-
rary with private parts exposed
and dangling.
Although no women participated
this year, Levy said females have
been known to bare all and romp
through the library with the men.
Unlike the annual rite at Pur-
due, which is usually held near the
start of spring semester, no one
seems to know when the Nude
Olympics begin at Princeton.
Another difference between Pur-
due and Princeton is the lack of
campus police at the Princeton
event. It seems the Princeton Nude
Olympics are just plain fun for all
involved.

U. of Nebraska, Lincoln senior Steve Katelman grapples with Ceasar the Russian bear.
Student wrestler finds
bear worh contender

By Charles Lieurance
Daily Nebraskan
U. of Nebraska, Lincoln
Ceasar, the wrestling Russian bear,
took on five contenders three times a
day, bearhandling selected members of
the sea of testosterone that flocked into
Pershing Auditorium for the Boat-
Sport-Travel Show.
The bear outwrestled as many as 40
flannel-wearing hunters, fishermen
and weekend adventurers in the course
of the weekend.
Would-be bear wrestlers tried to pin
the vegetarian bear in three minutes.
None were successful, and most suc-
cumbed to laughter as the cheerful
Ceasar licked them into submission.

Steve Katelman, senior advertising
major, wrestled the bear during the fin-
al wrestling match.
"I'd never wrestled a bear before, but I
was pretty sure I could kick it silly," he
said. "I figured I'd either win or get it so
mad it would eat me."
Katelman said the only mistake he
made was to pull the bear's fur. For this,
he was given a stern warning by the
referee and informed by the bear train-
er that he must not hold his life in high
regard.
"I didn't mean to pull its fur, but I
couldn't get a good hold on him," Katel-
man said.
The bear was characteristically mod-
est and refused to comment on his vic-
tory.

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