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Life anc NOVEMBER 1989


NOVEMBER 1989 *tudent Body


Black pride
Afrocentric medallions
are becoming a familiar
sight on college campuses.
Page 9

Gridiron rivalries produce spirited mayhe

Former Husker Du mem-
ber Bob Mould is back with
a strong solo effort.
Page 10

Video decline
Boring VJs are turning
MTV into a video grave-
yard, argues critic.
Page 10

Not all bliss
Living with engaged
roommates can cause prob-
Page 11

Special-interest housing
unites comrades-in-dorms

November marks the start of the
heart of many football schedules at
universities across the nation. It is
a time when pride is on the line as
teams meet their archrivals.
U. The National College
Newspaper asked college editors
and sportswriters to report on what
makes these rivalries tick. Each
reporter was asked to cover a region
of the country.
This list is not meant to be com-
prehensive. U. recognizes some
bias, especially when a reporter
looked at a rivalry involving his or
her respective school. Nevertheless,
these examples reflect the spirit of
rivalries nationwide.

By Christopher J. Rings
The Miami Hurricane
U. of Miami, FL
U. of Notre Dame at U. of Miami,
Nov. 25 - Although relatively new
among college football rivalries, the U.
of Miami-U. of Notre Dame series has
quickly blossomed into a war that tran-
scends football. It is most clearly a battle
between old and new.
Notre Dame represents tradition in
college football. In contrast, the Miami
Hurricanes - the "Team of the '80s" -
have developed a flashy, pro-like passing
offense and have strayed off the stan-
dard path of college football - a path the
Irish cut.

By Jeremy Kemp
Oregon Daily Emerald
U. of Oregon

Shaun Notdurft plays his music too
loud, but his dormitory neighbors like it
that way.
Notdurft lives in Cloran, one of several
special-interest dormitories on the U. of
Oregon campus. A third of the campus
dormitories house students with special
interests in areas such as international
studies, cross-cultural experiences,
music and creative arts.
Cloran, the music dorm, comes com-
plete with a furnished practice room in
the basement.
"Living in the music hall lets me enjoy
music with people who perform it,"
Notdurft said. "We had some people in
the hall last year who didn't like loud
music. They moved out pretty quick."
For Cloran residents with lighter
tastes, the dorm hosts fireside perfor-
mances. "About 10 musicians perform in
our lounge. We play flute, piano and
acoustic guitar as well as electric gui-
tars," Notdurft said.
Elsewhere on campus, when Ohtsuka
Nobuyuki finishes his management
class on Friday afternoons, he walks
toward a weekend of cultural encoun-
"People here in the international dorm
are interested in foreign students," said
Nobuyuki, a resident of Robbins
International Hall. "There's no discrim-
ination and living here helps my English
because people are friendly."
After a late-night game of ca te, Lynelle

By Lon Shontz
The Penn State Daily Collegian
Pennsylvania State U.

Todd Johnson and Shaun Notdurft get in a little practice in front of Cloran, a U. of Oregon spe-
cial-interest dormitory for musicians.
Torikai, Adams cross-cultural hall's res- from the international hall because we
ident assistant, is ready for bed. One of are interested in people and ethnic per-
her residents introduced the Vietnamese spectives, while the international hall is
game at the beginning of the year, and it more interested in nations and politics,"
has since taken over the dorm. Torikai said.
"The cross-cultural dorm is different See SPECIAL DORMS Page 9

Students serve as
miniseries extras

By Barbara Kollmeyerj
* The University Daily Kansan
U. of Kansas
More than 2,500 people, including sev-
eral U. of Kansas students, gathered
early this summer on the lush, rolling
hills surrounding Vinland, Kan., to film
part of an NBC miniseries.
The KU students joined hundreds of
other extras to participate in "Cross of
Fire," which depicts the rise and fall of
a Ku Klux Klan leader during the 1920s.
Most ofthe extras donned period cloth-
ing. Others wore the white robes and
hoods of the Klan, and above one of the
tents hung a banner that read 'The KKK
Welcomes You."
The cast of the film includes Lloyd
Bridges, David Morse and John Heard.
J.L. Watson, a recent KU film and the-
ater graduate, said she participated in
the event to see what filming is like and
to act. "In class, we were taught tech-
nique. With this, you see the nitty gritty,"
Watson said.
Alengthy rain delay prompted Watson

to dub the day "hurry up and wait. We
were really cold, but they told us to be
patient," she said, shivering in her
sleeveless 1920s dress.
By noon the pouring rain had driven
cold, hungry extras into a tent where
food was served and jazz music per-
Some students, like senior Larry
Switzer, enjoyed the experience,
although playing Klan members dis-
turbedthem. "I don't agree with the sym-
bolism of the uniforms," Switzer said,
who was working on his fourth day as a
paid extra.
Later that morning, the 25-year-old
Switzer was taken out of a scene because
he looked too young to hold the high rank
indicated by his Klan uniform.
Switzer said he would probably wait
until they placed him in another scene.
"It's fun no matter what happens," he
Ron Lautore, director of photography,
said the countryside and people of
Kansas were just what he had been look-
ing for.

Classic gets
a 'new' ending
By Barry Harrington
The Daily Califomian
U. of California, Berkeley
"A Clockwork Orange," Anthony
Burgess' literary classic about
social control and moral choice, has
finally been released in the United
States with its previously unpub-
lished 21st chapter.
"A Clockwork Orange," first pub-
See ORANGE Page 11

Army vs. Navy, at the
Meadowlands Dec. 9 - The biggest
football rivalry in the Northeast started
before the U.S. Military Academy even
had a team. In 1892, some Midshipmen
from the Naval Academy stopped in
West Point and challenged some Army
Cadets to a game. "We didn't have a
team, but once we were challenged we
got one," said Madeline Salarni of Army
sports information.
Once the rivalry started, the teams
alternated playing sites. Because dis-
tance prevented the visiting school from
sending fans, Army plebes - first-year
students-were forced to cheer forNavy
when Army hosted the game and vice-
Today, all of the more than 4,000

cadets and midshipmen attend the
game. In fact, all students from each
school march onto the field before the
game begins.
Pennsylvania State U. at U. of
Pittburgh, Nov. 25 - Penn State and
Pitt have met on the field 89 years in
what is known as the battle for
Pennsylvania. "And there's a big differ-
ence between the two schools - Pitt's
urban, Penn State's in a country setting.
So the differences enhance the rivalry
even more," said Kimball Smith, Pitt's
sport information director.
The Penn State student section often
becomes frenzied when the Panthers
visit. "My freshman year, there were all
kinds of fights on the field and the sta-
dium," Penn State senior Dana Pennett
said. "It was crazy, the goalposts came
down and everything."Many Penn State
students don't care ifthe Lions lose every.
game of the year, as long as they beat the
See NORTHEAST, Page 23

Although they trail in the overall
series (6-14-1), Miami has won five of the
seven times the teams have met in the
'80s. Hurricane fans didn't really consid-
er the series a rivalry until last season
when the Irish defeated Miami in a game
that decided the National
Championship seven weeks before the
season ended.
And the rivalry has gotten nasty. So
nasty that after this year's game, the two
teams won't meet again in regular sea-
son play until 1992.
U. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa at
Auburn U., Dec. 2-U. of Alabama and
Auburn U. have wrangled for state supe-
riority in the Iron Bowl since before foot-
ball players wore helmets. The Auburn
Tigers won the initial meeting in 1892,
but the Crimson Tide holds a 30-22-1
By Bob Pockrass
The Indiana Daily Student
Indiana U.
Ohio State U. at U. of Michigan,
Nov. 25 - The U. of Michigan
Wolverines have a rivalry with almost
every opponent, but the one with the
greatest impact in the Big Ten
Conference is against the Buckeyes of
Ohio State U. Always played during the
final week of the conference season, the
game has helped decide 28 Big Ten
Former Buckeye running back Archie
Griffin, the nation's only two-time
Heisman Trophy winner, said from the
first day of spring practice through
gameday, players and coaches talk
about the Michigan game.
"Former players would come in and
talk, and the coach is at his best in
speechmaking," Griffin said.
If Ohio State beats Michigan, players
are given a gold pendant shaped like a
pair of pants. It symbolizes that
Michigan players are a normal team -
they put their pants on one leg at a time
- as well as "beating the pants off of
Michigan," said Griffin, who is now an
assistant athletic director at OSU.
Purdue U. at Indiana U., Nov.25-
Even ifIndiana and Purdue universities
don't have the prowess of Michigan or
Notre Dame, these two Indiana schools
have a special rivalry that focuses on the
"Old Oaken Bucket." The bucket was
found on a farm in southern Indiana 63
years ago. Each year, a bronze block is
added with either an I' or 'P' depending
on who won the game.
U. of Oklahoma at U. of Nebraska,
Nov. 18 -Possibly the greatest rivalry
occurs between a school from the
Midwest and a school from the
Southwest - Big Eight rivals U. of
Oklahoma and U. of Nebraska.
Nebraskajunior John Doxon said par-
ties are abundant during game week-
end, whether the game is to decide the
Big Eight Championship or not. At those
parties, Doxon said not too many
Oklahoma Sooner fans can be found.
Oklahoma T-shirts and other Sooner
items are torched by unyielding stu-
No matter what the score, nobody
leaves early from a Oklahoma-
Nebraska game, Doxon said.
U. of Kansas at Kansas State U.,
Oct. 28 - Despite both teams' recent
lack of luster on the football field, fans
usually turn out in droves for this
intrastate rivalry. In 1982 when Kansas
See MIDWEST, Page 23

series edge.
For an 18-game stretch,
was as much a contest betwe
as players, with Alabama coa
Paul "Bear" Bryant and Aub
Jordan matching wits. Brya:
national titles during that pe
Traditionally, the game is
neutral ground in Birmingha
year, Auburn will play host
in the season finale for both
U. of Georgia at U. of Fk
18 - U. of Georgia is safe un
2009. Why? Because the Bull
20-game, 42-22-2 advantag
Gators in a rivalry that start
The game is played each y
Gator Bowl in Jacksonville
than an hour from Georgia'

UCLA at USC, Nov.18- Most rival-
ries involve teams within the same state,
but very few involve perennial powers
whose campuses are located only 15
miles apart. The Pacific Ten Conference
Championship has been on the line 34
times in the game's 60-year history with
USC leading the series, 33-19-6.
Each year, both UCLA's Bruin statue
and USC's Tommy Trojan statue are cov-
ered with canvas and plastic during the
week before the game. This practice was
begun in the 1950s soon after several
UCLA fans rented a helicopter and
dropped manure on Tommy Trojan.
U. of Arizona at Arizona State U.,
Nov.25- Guardingthe 'A'that sits atop
a mountain next to Arizona State U.'s
home stadium is a chief concern of State
students. Each year the game is played
in Tempe, including two years ago when
the Arizona State U. radio station

promised 24-hour security, U. of Arizona
fans climb the mountain and paint the
'A' blue and red - Arizona colors.
The rivalry between the two runs deep
in all sports. "They can meet from tiddly-
winks to any sport, and people get fired
up around here," said Jeff Munn, sports
information student assistant at
Arizona State U. Arizona leads the series
U. of California, Berkely at
Stanford U., Nov. 18-- Known as the
Big Game, the rivalry between the
California Golden Bears and the
Stanford Cardinal, which leads the
series 43-37-11, started in 1892. College
football buffs no doubt remember an
infamous incident in the 1982 game
where a Stanford kick-off with seconds
left resulted in five laterals and a
California score to tie the game. What
made the incident infamous, aside from
Stanford losing a bowl bid, was when the
See WEST, Page 23

*1989 Dennison Stationery Prvdud

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