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College Football

Students justify
their predictions
Michigan's first game of the season
could decide whether it will win the
national championship this year or if
Notre Dame will repeat, according to
a poll of student sports editors and
reporters.
Daily Athenaeum Sports Editor
Mike Gonsiewski from W.Virginia U.,
who picked Michigan #1, predicts,
"Michigan's first game of the year is
Notre Dame and that will be the
toughest. Michigan can beat Notre
Dame and that will widen it."
Despite major differences between
last year's predictions and end-of-sea-
son results, U. has contacted college
sports editors and reporters familiar
with major conferences and indepen-
dents for their forecast of the top 20
college football teams in 1989.

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2.
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4.
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7.
8.
9.
10.

Michigan (226)
Notre Dame (224)
Florida (209)
Florida State (195)
Miami (189)
Nebraska (182)
USC (168)
LSU (145)
UCLA (137)
Auburn (135)

11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

Arkansas (114)
Colorado (92)
Oklahoma (89)
Clemson (85)
W. Virginia (77)
Alabama (65)
Penn. State (62)
Georgia (43)
Syracuse (38)
BYU (35)

nation. Theiroffense is sound. As long
as they can break the jinx of the bowl
game, they will be sound."
Dave Gibson picked Notre Dame for
#1. The sports editor for the UCLA
Daily Bruin thinks, "Tony Rice is the
best offensive weapon in college foot-
ball today. Notre Dame also has the
best coach and 16 returning starters,"
Gibson said.
Paul Hammons, U. of Texas sports
reporter, likes Gibson's choice, "Notre
Dame is returning everybody. Last
year they earned the #1 rating by
beating good teams and a lot of them."
Notre Dame and Miami were the
selections ofDaily Nebraskan Sports
Editor Jeff Apel, U. of Nebraska.
"Notre Dame is a dynasty right now
and will win at least the next five
years easily."
Miami (189 points) was ranked fifth
in the U. poll, behind the U. of Florida
#3(209) and Florida State U. #4(195).
Thirty-nine teams were selected by
the 12 student journalists including
some longshots like Rutgers U. and
Navy.

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Eric Eek, Oklahoma Daily, U. of Oklahoma; Steve Blonder, Michigan Daily, U. of Michigan;
David Glenn, Daily Tar Heel, U. of North Carolina; David Hardee, Randy Williams, Auburn
Plainsman, Auburn U.; Paul Hammons, Daily Texan, U. of Texas; Mike Gonsiewski, Daily
Athenaeum, W.Virginia U.;JeffApel,DailyNebraskan,U. ofNebraska; Mike Dame,Independent
Florida Alligator, U. of Florida; Dave Gibson, Daily Bruin, U. of California, Los Angeles; Doug
Gibson, Daily Universe, Brigham Young U.; Mike Trilk, Daily Iowan, U. of Iowa; Darryn James,
Daily 'Rojan, U. of Southern California.

Points were assigned based on the
ratings -20 points for #1, one point for
#20 - and the ratings represent the
totals. The #1 and #2 teams, Michigan
and Notre Dame, were almost too
close to call with 226 and 224 points

respectively.
Editor Mike Dame of the U. of
Florida Independent Florida
Alligator said, "Michigan is getting
back all their defensive starters, and
their defense is the toughest in the

Women and sports careers
Male hiring networks create I
barrier for female coaches

By Bob Pockrass
. Indiana Daily Student
U. of Indiana
Social factors, lack of role models,
opportunities and acceptance in net-
works that influence hiring are among
the factors that keep women from sports
administrative and coaching jobs.
As a result, interest in hiring more
women for sports administrative and
coaching positions is feeble, and the num-
ber of women holding these positions is
continually declining in Division I
schools, according to the chairwoman of
the NCAA Women's Athletics
Committee.
"Clearly, right now with the figures
that we have, the numbers have declined
and appear to be continuing to decline in
terms of the number of women employed
in administrative positions (at Division I
schools)," said Phyllis Howlett, who also
serves as Big 10 assistant commissioner.

Howlett's committee is studying the
problem, which she said has not been
researched thoroughly. The committee
offers internships and scholarships for
women and encourages other confer-
ences to do the same.
The NCAA also has established a net-
work for women seeking athletic admin-
istrative positions. But female interest in
these positions is slim, Howlett said, and
although many of the reasons are not doc-
umented, she has theories of her own.
She cited easier opportunities in other
areas, such as business and a lack of
female role models as two examples.
"There are more opportunities for
women in business positions in other
areas," Howlett said.
"You don't grow up looking at women
administrators and women coaches,
because there are not enough of them
around, and so you don't aspire to be one
of those."
See HIRING, Page 23

PHOTO COURTESY OF U. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
SPORTS INFORMATION
Cheryl Miller, four season basketball star who
graduated from U. of Southern Cal in 1986,
retired from basketball. She currently works
as a sportscaster for ABC.

Athletic housing
sparks debate
at U. of Miami
By Suzanne Trutie
Miami Hurricane
U. of Miami
U. of Miami faculty are advocating
mainstream housing for student ath-
letes, but the athletes appear to prefer
separate apartments.
During a spring semester meeting, UM
student government leaders discussed
the possibility of requiring the athletes
to live in residential hall facilities rather
than in segregated apartments. Several
UM faculty members who are in favor of
mainstreaming participated in the diss-
cussion.
Faculty members also stated their
opinions in a Faculty Newsletter article,
"Athletes currently spend much of their
time with students who are involved in
the same sport.
"If they are also required to reside with
their teammates, their isolation from
other students becomes nearly com-
plete." The article, which supported the
integration of athletic housing was
signed by four faculty members.
Connie Nickel, assistant events man-
ager of the UM athletic department, said
during the student government discus-
sion she opposes the integration of stu-
dent athletes.
"When a freshman comes in to UM, it's
difficult. When a freshman athlete comes
in, it's more difficult. They can learn from
upperclassmen by living with them," she
said.
It is also beneficial for student athletes
to live together because of their irregular
schedules, she added.
Mike Sullivan, athletic council senator
and UM football player told student gov-
ernment leaders, "Athletes have the
option to move out of athletic apart-
ments. It's their perogative."
The secretary of the student govern-
ment senate, Max Adams, said, "Other
students have the right to choose who
they want to live with. If athletes want
to live with other athletes, they have that
right, too."

Many student newspapers have
strange relationships with the peo-
ple who control the newspaper's
budget and, to some extent, editorial
positions. At times, for various rea-
sons, student governments, universi-
ty administrators or faculty advisers
attempt to control a newspaper's
content through prior censorship, by
removing editors they disagree with
or through other, more subtle, forms
of manipulation. Student journalists
maintain, however, they are protect-
ed by the First Amendment, which
guarantees freedom of the press.
Editors asked
to resign posts
By Bradley S. Altman
. The Oracle
U. of South Florida
The U. of South Florida Student
Government Senate, citing biased cov-
erage, sexism and alcohol abuse, asked
the editorial staff of the student news-
paper, the Oracle, to resign this spring.
Paul Kern, senate pro-tempore, wrote
the resolution after students com-
plained to him about Oracle coverage,
he said. "The students feel the Oracle is
lacking. We represent students."
"The intent of this resolution is to
make the Oracle more receptive to stu-
dents' needs," Sen. David Ozner said.
"We have a responsibility to be on record
and let them know we are dissatisfied."
Editor-in-Chief David Whitehead said
he would not resign, nor would he ask his
editorial staffto resign. "Ithinkwe're cov-
ering the important things and our cov-
erage has been fair," he said. He said the
editorial policy of the newspaper would
not change because of the resolution.
Not all senators agreed with the reso-
lution. Thirteen senators voted for the
resolution, nine senators voted against
and 10 abstained.
Faculty Adviser Rick Wilber said he
does not think the resolution is justified.
"I think David Whitehead and his staff
are doing a good job. I support them fully.
"It is unfortunate that Student
Government became involved with the
content of a student newspaper. That is
a strange thing for a student govern-
ment to do."

By Jonathan Levy
The Daily Tartan
Carnegie Mellon U.
The Duquesne U. Student Government Association suspended
the student newspaper's constitution after an investigation the
editors say started because the paper continued to run a family
planning ad the association found inconsistent with the
university's mission.
The SGA also changed the
locks on The Duquesne Duke's
office and refused to allow the "Obviously, they have ti
staff to publish unless the editor- student organization, b
in-chiefresigned. The publishing ment closes down the n'
suspension was eventually lift-
ed, but the editor was not allowed - Paul I
to return.
The Duke ran the ad three
times against SGA wishes. After the first time, SGA President
Happy Meltzer asked Duke Editor Rebecca Drumm not to run
it again because it conflicted with the Catholic beliefs of the
university, a private school in Pennsylvania.
After the ad ran again, Meltzer sent a letter to Drumm stating,
"The ad should not reappear. If it does, the SGA will have no
choice but to examine the operation of the student newspaper."
But Melzer said, "The suspension has nothing to do with the
ads that appeared in print." He said the timing of the investi-
gation was coincidental and that its focus was the existence of
a Duke off-campus checking account and improprieties sur-
rounding Drumm's re-election as editor in March 1988.
Immediately after the SGA voted for suspension, it held a

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Editorial staff locked out of offices

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elections.

Drumm, who was scheduled to graduate last May, was sen-
tenced to probation for one year or until graduation. She was
also barred from participation in any student organization
including the Duke.
She acknowledges speaking with officials about the external
bank account, but says they only asked, not ordered, her tc
move the money. "The Duke didn't feel we should move the
funds on campus because the university could have complete
control of them," Drumm said.
Duquesne senior Paul Kominos feels the situation was han-
dled improperly. "Obviously, they have the right to close down
a student organization, but when the student government clos-
es down the newspaper, that's not right."

meeting with Drumm to discuss the charges. After the meeting
the SGA, citing a lack of cooperation, upheld the suspension.
As the dispute continued, the Duke editorial board begar
publishing its issues off-campus as The Daily Free Press.
Later the SGA Executive Board voted unanimously to lift the
suspension of the Duke's constitution, but suspended Drumir
from participation in the Duke's operation pending resolutior
of the charges brought against her.
In March 1989, the Duquesne U. Judicial Board convicted
Drumm with failure to obey
directives of university offi-
right to close down a cials and failure to follov
when the student govern- university policy. She was
vspaper, that's not right." acquitted on charges of thefi
of university policy, misuse
minos, Duquesne U. senior of documents and tamper.

Number of pro teams, job opportunities
make graduation end of sports careers

News editor sues, newspaper changes policy

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By Teresa Rodriguez
Independent Florida Alligator
U. of Florida
Cry not for the U.S. men's Olympic bas-
ketball team.
With a bronze medal finish at last sum-
mer's games, the players can look for-
ward to almost-certain careers in the
NBA.
Cry for the U.S. women's basketball
team.
All it got was the gold.
For every little boy who plays sports,
from city league to college, statistics

show that only one in about 10,000 will
ever make any money as a professional.
Odds are stacked even higher against
females. A woman's sports career is usu-
ally over once she earns her final varsity
letter.
"Most men never get a second look from
a pro team," said Kathy DeBoer, U. of
Kentucky's assistant athletic director.
"But at least they still have that chance."
DeBoer has been there. She now coaches
the women's volleyball team at UK. A for-
mer pro leaguer, DeBoer played for the
Minnesota Fillies of Major League
Volleyball for two seasons.
The three-year-old league consists of

six teams, located mainly in the
Northeast and California.
It is the only team sport for women at
the professional level in the United
States. The average attendance at each
match is 1,500.
In the late 1970s, various attempts to
form a women's professional basketball
league died after three non-profitable
years. Currently, each team in Major
League Volleyball loses about $150,000 a
season.
So what can a female athlete expect to
find in the working world once she has
See LACK, Page 23

By Michael Ashcraft
" The Daily Bruin
U. of California, Los Angeles
California State U. atNorthridge agreed to declare
its student newspaper a "public forum" and changed
its policy concerning the publication of controversial
articles as part of a settlement with a former student
editor who was suspended for reprinting a cartoon
some called racist.
The university agreed to permit publication of con-
troversial material without the faculty adviser's per-
missionunless the material could be obscene, libelous
or an invasion of privacy. In addition, the settlement
included $93 in back pay for the editor and removal
of his two-week suspension from university records.
James Taranto, former news editor of The Daily

Sundial, was suspended from his editor's job in 1987
after he wrote an opinion piece criticizing the U. of
California at Los Angeles student publication board
for its handling of a controversy about an anti-affir-
mative action cartoon.
Taranto also reprinted the cartoon, which por-
trayed a rooster admitted into UCLA through affr-
mative action. "U.C. Rooster" ignited a student
protest at UCLA and led to the one-day suspension
of the 1986-87 Daily Bruin Editor-in-Chief Ron Bell.
"This serves to call attention to the nationwide
trend to censor conservatives on campus," Taranto
said. He called the settlement "a clear victory for free
speech."
Taranto said he had been punished for his conser-
vative views, and with the help of the American Civil
Liberties Union sued the university on the grounds

that his free speech rights had been violated.
Cynthia Rawitch, the faculty adviser who suspend-
ed Taranto, denied the charge of squelching conser-
vative viewpoints. "There has never been any
attempt to suggest that student opinions needed to
be watered down."
Taranto called the old policy of checking controver-
sial stories with the faculty adviser a form ofprior cen-
sorship. When he was suspended for failing to confer
with the adviser, he made a national issue of his case.
The civil lawsuit had been scheduled to go to trial in
June before Taranto settled with the university.
Bell, who will graduate this year, said the decision
represents a victory for free speech. "It's a strange
day when the opinion editor of a newspaper can't
print what he strongly feels inhisnewspaper without
consulting an adult authority."

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