Page 10 - The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, March 21, 1989
Weidenbach gives annual
athletic address to SACUA
BY ANDREW GOTTESMAN
Bo Schembechler missed his first opportunity to
address SACUA as athletic director yesterday due to
sickness, but Associate Director Jack Weidenbach
filled in to give the annual talk and to field questions.
Weidenbach began by addressing the status of
women's athletics. He said that the athletic department
added 15 new scholarships for women this year and is
planning to add an additional 11 next year.
"At that time the women's program will then be
brought up to about 98 percent of what the NCAA
authorizes," he said. The cost of the new scholarships
will total about $225,000.
Furthermore, he said an additional $50,000 had been
allocated for women's coaches salaries.
"What women athletes desire is the same as men,"
Weidenbach said. "Women enjoy and want to be
competitive just as much as men."b
Weidenbach also spoke about the athletic budget as
a whole. For the first time ever, Michigan is
projecting a deficit. Weidenbach said this is because of
the payment of debt on the new Canham Natatorium,
the increased expenditures on women's athletics and a
bad road schedule.
Whenever Michigan plays on the road, it receives
half of the ticket revenue. This year, the Michigan
football team's forays to Northwestern, the smallest
Big Ten school, and Wisconsin netted the Wolverines
less than hoped. "When we go on the road, it's just as
important for us to have a big crowd wherever we go."
Michigan has increased its football ticket prices for
next season as a short-term remedy.
He said that the budget is a problem which ex-
athletic director Don Canham hinted at last year and
which the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics
must deal with now and in the future.
"Sooner or later, we must, I think, look at how
many sports we can support," Weidenbach said.
Michigan currently has 21 varsity programs, but an
athletic department sub-committee is developing
criteria to add and delete sports.
The talk winded up with a discussion of athletes and
Last lookROSIN LOZNAK/I
Ex-Michigan basketball coach Bill Frieder fields questions - before Michigan's first game under
Interim coach Steve Fisher. Frieder bought a ticket, after Athletic Director Bo Schembechler
decided he would not be on the bench, in order to watch Michigan for a final time. Frieder said
before the game he hoped the Wolverines jumped out to an early lead, "or it will kill me." Due to
media pressure, Frieder moved around the Omni during the second half of Michigan's 92-87
victory over Xavier. Frieder began his job at Arizona State, yesterday.
linksters tee off in Florida
BY THEODORE COX
The Michigan men's golf team
began its 1989 campaign last week
with its first two tournaments of the
Early in the week the golfers took
seventh place at the Central Florida
Golf Classic in Orlando before
placing twelfth at the University of
South Florida Golf Classic in
Seven members of the team took
the trip to Florida, and in each match
two different players sat out. The
sum of the top four individual scores
comprised the team score.
According to Michigan coach Jim
Carras, the player switch caused the
varying results. Carras was pleased
with the play of his top three 'P'
Michigan rugby team drops three
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Michigan Rugby Club had a rude awakening to their spring season
last weekend, losing three matches to an experienced Cincinnati Club.
The 'A' side lost 22-6, as John Wooley scored the lone try (four points)
for Michigan. David Horton completed the conversion for the Wolverines'
other two points.
The 'B' side fought to a 16-14 loss against the Wolfhounds. Ian,
Chapman, Tim Otto, and Jim Staples scored tries for the All Blues, and
Jonathan Lickterman converted one of those tries.
The 'C' side battled Cincinnati's split A/B squad to an 8-7 loss. Mike
Sibley scored a try for Michigan with Curt Small kicking a penalty kick for
Michigan plays Saturday at home against the Detroit Tradesman.
golfers. Five golfers have last names
beginning with 'P.' Co-captains
Hersh Patel and Bob Papp, along
with Chris Pond, shot well in both
In the Central Golf Classic, Patel
and Papp led the team with a total of
222 and 228 over three rounds.
Arizona won with an overall score of
872, while Michigan's 909 points
placed it ahead of the other two Big
Ten teams in the tournament, Purdue
(911) and Indiana (921).
The Wolverines had mixed
results at the USF Golf Classic.
Patel , Papp, and Pond each played
improved their scores on the longer,
tougher course, though each was
unable to break 80.
"You can never count an 80 or
higher," Carras said, "it's too
demanding on the rest of the kids."
Carras felt the field in Tampa,
which didn't include any conference
schools, was much better than the
one in Orlando.
STUDENTS, FACULTY, & STAFF!!!
WHY VOTE FOR ZACH, FREDERICKA &
, IAPI IM8
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WE ARE THE ONLY PARTY RUNNING FOR MSA THAT HAS OPENLY
COMMITTED ITSELF TO ACTION ON:
1. EXPANDING STUDENT OUTREACH
A. A MSA WEEKLY COLUMN IN THE DAILY
B. MSA REPS. ATTEND 4 STUDENT ORG. MEETINGS/SEMESTER
C. STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD TO THE MSA PRESIDENT
2. SUPPORTING SAFETY ON CAMPUS
A. INCREASING LIGHTING BY LIBRARIES & U. PARKING LOTS
B. IMPROVING NITE OWL WITH COMMUNITY INPUT
C. PROVIDING INFO. TO STUDENTS ON HIGH CRIME RATE AREAS
3. ADVOCATING FOR STUDENT CONCERNS
ACTIVELY LOBBYlNG THE U (NOT JUST PASSING RESOLUTIONS)
IN FAVOR OF THE STUDENT PROPOSALS FOR:
A. KOREAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSES,
B. A BLACK STUDENT LOUNGE,
C. SMALLER CLASS SIZE
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ORIGINAL STUDENT SPONSORS
4. IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY TO THE U
A. DECREASING THE DROP-OUT RATE OF MINORITY STUDENTS
B. INCREASING $$ TO FINANCIAL AID AND LOAN PROGRAMS
C. SETTING TUITION DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR, NOT SUMMER
PRESIDENT * ZACH KITTRIE
VICE- PRESIDENT * FREDERICKA BASHIR
LSA* PAUL BERG * MARK DAVALOS * ELISA GOLDEN
*MITRA HORMOZI * SUSAN LANGNAS * ORI LEV
* LISA SCHWARTZMAN * MATT WEBER
ENGINEERING* RAY INGLES * LISE MANWELL
BUSINESS* MIKE GRIFFIN eDAVID JAFFE
LAW * BRUCE FRANK
NATURAL RESOURCES* MIKE NEMEC
MEDICAL * LIBBY ALPERN
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TA\LI WITH DAN UC
DEAN D' ARMS
RACKHAM GRADUATE SCHOOL
<LEY ARCH. AND URBAN PLANNING
Tuesday March 14, 1989
Tuesday March 21,
Kuenzel Room, Michigan Union
3:00-4:00 p.m. Reception
4:00-5:00 p.m. Forum