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Field Hockey
vs. Central Michigan
Friday, 7 p.m.
Tartan Turf
The Michigan Daily

SPORTS$
Wednesday, September 28, 1988

Women's Volleyball
vs. Indiana
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena
Page 11
CCHA

Media-
BY MIKE GILL
SPECIAL TO THE DAILY
DETROIT - The Central Collegiate Hockey
Association (CCHA) kicked off its upcoming
season with its first ever Media Day yesterday at
the Joe Louis Arena. In attendance were coaches
and players representing each of the league's nine
teams.
In addition to assessing their teams
expectations for the upcoming season, everyone
stressed the amount of respect the CCHA has
gained in the past five years.
"I think it is the premier Division I conference
for hockey in the nation," said Bill Beagan,
CCHA Commissioner. "And that is not just
bias, it is supported by facts - that we have
won two out of the last three, and three of the
last five NCAA Championships."
Part of the CCHA's expansion has been
helped by its innovative use of cable-TV. The
league began broadcasting a "game-of-the-week"
in 1986 with the Pro-Am Sports Station
(PASS), which had 300,000 subscribers. This
year, the game will be available to eight million
viewers.
"We have now orchestrated a network that
goes coast-to-coast literally - SportsChannel in

lay open
New England, the Sunshine Network in Florida,
Home Sports Entertainment in Houston," said
Beagan. "Now we're in Denver, the Twin Cities,
and also in Chicago on Sports Vision."
The CCHA holds the most successful post-
season college tournament in the nation. "The
Road to the Joe" begins in early March as the
first four divisional finishers host the 5th
through 8th place teams in a best-of-three series.
Advancing teams then move to Joe Louis Arena
'Michigan is now the type of
team that can be competitive in
every game and win.'
-'M' hockey coach Red
Berenson
for semifinal and final action, playing before
large crowds.
NCAA champion Lake Superior was voted by
CCHA coaches to again defend its title as league
champion. The Lakers were one of four teams
(Michigan State, Bowling Green, Western
Michigan) to receive first-place votes. This is the'

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first year that more than three schools received
votes for the top spot. Michigan State, the 1986
NCAA champion, was predicted for second.
Michigan finished fifth in the balloting.
Last season, the coaches predicted Michigan
State would finish first and Lake Superior fourth.
This misprognostication broke a string of four
straight years that the coaches successfully
predicted the conference champion.
Lake Superior State coach Frank Anzalone
stated that he is "flattered" by the choice but
downplayed last year's success.
"We are coming back this season as a CCHA
member, not CCHA champs or national
champions," said Anzalone. "The players have to
get back to reality. It took a few days to get the
motors going."
Michigan coach Red Berenson pointed to the
Wolverines fifth-place finish last year - the best
since he assumed control of the program five
years ago - and said the Wolverines were now
capable of finishing in the top four.
"It's an improving program - year by year
we've done that," Berenson said. "Michigan is
now the type of team that can be competitive in
every game and win."

~TUBE~7-ALK .Networks benefit
from great games

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JESSICA GREENE/Daily
Wolverine runner Brad Barquist placed fourth overall in the
Michigan Invitational held here in. Ann Arbor last Friday.
Barquist leads
'M' runners

BY JODI LEICHTMAN,
The Michigan men's cross
country team placed third in the
Michigan Intercollegiate meet held
in Ann Arbor last Friday. Central
Michigan and Western Michigan
respectively placed ahead of the
Wolverines in the five team field.
Michigan's Brad Barquist
finished fourth overall with a
25:27 and passed teammate John
Scherer for the first time this year.
"I think it's good that we
finally get some competition
within the team," Barquist said.
"I'm pleased (with Friday's
performance) even though the
whole team was running flat. We
had a hard'week of work outs and
only one day of recovery, but
considering the (better) shape the
other teams are in, I think we did
pretty good."
Scherer, the 1987 NCAA cross
country runner-up, is still
working out some minor injury
problems that caused him to miss
a couple practices.
"I think I ran well," said
Scherer. "I'm not disappointed
with how I ran, but I know I'm
still not in top shape. If I'm not
there, it's good to know he (Brad)
will be. It gives us both
something to work for."
MICHIGAN'S five quali-
fying runners of the meet were

Barquist, Scherer, fifth overall,
25:34; Dave McKay, 18th overall,
26:32; Jeff Barnett, 21st overall,
26:37; and Eric Koskinen, 22nd
overall.
"It was a disappointing perfor-
mance for the team, but I think
with some work over the next few
weeks we will be able to reach the
level we were at last season or
hopefully exceed that level," said
Assistant Coach Dan Heikkinen.
Two of Michigan's top five
runners were ineligible to run
with the team in Friday's race, but
instead ran unaffilated with the
school in the Open race. Tony
Carna, who placed first in the
Open race, is still waiting for his
summer term grades and should be
back with the team for the next
meet at Notre Dame on Oct. 7.
Ryan Robinson, who did not
run at this meet, is currently
petitioning the Big Ten to allow
him to participate this season.
Robinson, who transferred from a
school in Colorado, switched
majors and is now a few credits
short of the Big Ten credit hour
standards.
First-year student Chris
Childs, another hopeful for the
season, placed third in the Open
(27:20). If practices go well, he
should be running with the team
soon.

BY DAVID HYMAN
Despite being dwarfed by NBC's
coverage of the XXIV Summer
Olympics from Seoul, South Korea,
both CBS and ABC have also had
successful programming this Sep-
tember.
College football Saturday, so far,
has been impressive and thrilling.
Both CBS and ABC could not be
happier with the matchups they have
shown.
Even after only four weeks of
football, the games are being played
as though they were for the national
championship. During the month of
September, CBS and ABC have
shown perennial powerhouses on the
football field.
To open the season, the Florida
Bowl was played on September 3.
With Florida State visiting the
Miami Hurricanes, nobody, even
Toyota, could ask for anything more.
With a splendid display of offense
and a swarming defense, the No. 1-
ranked Seminoles were caught in this
newly-developing Hurricane by a
score of 31-0.
CBS viewers were prepared to
watch the game of the 1988 season,
but were provided with a one-sided
Miami victory from a team that lost
17 members from their national
championship squad last year. The
Hurricanes put on a performance that
left even Brent Musberger of CBS
speechless.
THE WEEK AFTER Miami's
performance, CBS provided viewers
with another classic matchup be-
tween Michigan and Notre Dame.

This game was also supposed to be a
tightly-fought contest. But unlike the
previous week, this game lived up to
its billing.
Notre Dame's kicker Reggie Ho
produced the excitement that provided
Musberger with a new college foot-
ball icon. The nation was shown a
great game that was decided by a Ho
field goal in the final moments of
play.
Enter week three of the season and
ABC. As Hurricane Gilbert headed
toward Mexico, Ibus, the Miami
mascot, the Good Year Blimp and
ABC announcer Keith Jackson
travelled to Ann Arbor. Michigan
was not favored to win as Miami
looked invincible two weeks earlier.
Viewers across the nation saw a
Michigan team that dominated until
the fourth quarter that nobody will
forget. The Hurricanes that looked
unbeatable against Florida State
finally appeared in the last seven
minutes, trailing 30-14. In those
seven minutes, people saw the talent
of this Miami team as they scored 17
points to score a shocking 31-30
comeback victory.
Jackson has seen many a game, but
this was no game. It was a master-
piece. This is a game that will be
talked about for years, not only by
players, coaches, and fans involved,
but by those across the nation. It was
a privilege for those who watched
this game on television. They could
say they saw one of the finest college
football games ever.
BUT THIS SATURDAY was
not like any other Saturday. Another

great game was played and CBS was
there. Florida State visited Clem-
son's home field, nicknamed "Death
Valley," where it is nearly im-.
possible for a visitor to escape with a
win.
While the game was a battle
throughout, there was one play that
coaches, players, fans and viewers
will not forget. The play is known as
"Punt Rooskie" and what a play it
was. The game was tied 21-21 with
91 seconds left, when State's LeRoy
Butler, lined up as a blocker, ran 76
yards on a fake punt, setting up the
winning field goal.
The biggest problem of the day
arose for those who did not have
access to that wonderful gadget
known as the remote control. Florida
State-Clemson on CBS and Miami-
Michigan on ABC. Every stoppage
entailed a quick remote flick. The
only thing that would have saved the
day was to have a split screen
television.
Last Saturday, ABC was in
Columbus for the LSU-Ohio State
game. With two and a half minutes
remaining, the Buckeyes trailed by

13 points. Because many viewerst
believed that this game could note
duplicate the Miami-Michigan,
game, there are many still kicking -
themselves. Ohio State scored with.
under a minute remaining to win 36--
33.
COULD THIS be the year of:
college football? No one dominant,
team, just plenty of 60 minutes ev-.
enly-matched, action-packed battle. A
It is not the announcers nor 'the:
television stations who are making:
these games what they are. It is ,hen
great matchups that seem to be never,
ending.
No matter who the announcers are,,
the games have been classic. CBS4
and ABC can only be thankful about
the scheduling they have provided so.
far. Can it stay at this high level?
With all the conference matchups
beginning, CBS and ABC sport:
college football coverage will
continue to be enjpyable. They
should be happy with the college
football they have chosen to cover int
the month of September and how the
games have been played.
College football and its coverage
has never been better.

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