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Volleyball
vs. Indiana
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Varsity Arena
The Michigan Daily

SPORTS

Softball
Alumni Game
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Varsity Diamond
Page lQ

Thursday, September 27, 1990

in views* the sp rtng views
~swu.te
Caray steals the show
from Cubs at Wrigley
by Jeff Lieberman
Daily Sports Contributor
This' past week I had the distinct pleasure df listening to one of
baseball's most famous announcers during the heat of the pennant race.
'To some, his style is too much.
He roots instead of informing us on the game.
He chit-chats instead of analyzing what is going on.
He has no limits when it comes to cheering for the home team.
Those of you from the Chicago area may already know who I'm
talking about. If not, you may have heard him on a cable superstation at
,one point or another. Or maybe you've seen him in the news as one of
baseball's senior and most entertaining play-by-play announcer.
I hope you're following me so far. If not, you should run for the
1nearest TV and switch to channel 18 - that is if you have cable - to
catch a shot of this man.
I am speaking of Harry Caray, the long-time announcer for the
Chicago Cubs. Much like some successful sports teams such as the
Pistons or the Mets, with Harry, you either love him or you hate him.
I'm still undecided.
Certainly if you are a Cubbies fan, as he would put it, you love him.
ie brings enthusiasm and excitement to the broadcast, something many
announcers either lack or forget to bring into the booth.
If you are on the other side, and your team is playing the Cubs, look
out. Be prepared for a broadcaster who is not afraid to root for the home
team. He will let it all out, in his distinctive voice, increasing the
intensity of his cheers, inning by inning.
r And on those days that his Cubbies come through with a victory, he
wil uild up to the final out and scream into the mic - "Cubs win,
Cub win".
To inform you, I am not a Cubs fan. In fact, I am far from it. It hurts
to hear the words "Cubs win" after a Met loss. So I am not writing this
just to say how great Harry Caray is.
However, I can understand where he comes from. The man lives and.
dies for the Cubs. He's there every day hoping they can someday break the
curse and win a World Series.
Personally, this gives me some satisfaction knowing that no matter
hpw many times the Cubs play spoilers to the Mets, there will still be
that World Series, which I have been lucky enough to see from my side,
evading the Cubs.
I am also not writing this to bash the Cubs. As a sports fan, I have
learned to stay calm and live with the frustrations of a team not living up
to expectations. The Cubs are simply doing their job.
-Similarly, Harry Caray is doing his job. He may not be the most
informative or knowledgeable broadcaster. He may go too far at times
when rooting for the Cubs. But he is the most entertaining broadcaster I
have seen.
Whether you're laughing with him or at him, you must give him
credit. This past week I found myself not just watching the Mets play the
Cubs, but also Harry Caray. I sat on the edge of my seat like a little boy,
waiting for the next word to come out of Harry's mouth.
Harry Caray brings a lot to a broadcast that makes up for what he
leaves out. The meat and potatoes of the broadcast are almost left out. He
substitutes the dessert in their place.

'M' kickers shut out CMU, 5-0
Wolverines win, but show efficiency problems

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Eric Sklar
Daily Sports Writer
The women's soccer team didn't
expect to get much competition
from their Central Michigan coun-
terparts, and they didn't. The
Wolverines cruised to a 5-0 victory
over CMU yesterday at Elbel Field,
improving their record to 6-2-1.
Michigan got off to a fast start,
as Krista Towne put a shot past the
Chippewas' goalkeeper just two
minutes into the game. Towne and
Lisa Ashton both finished the game
with two goals apiece. Alicia
Stewart also contributed to the
club's winning cause with a goal of
her own.
The Wolverines were not truly
tested throughout the game.
"I don't think that they expected
us to go at them as hard as we did,"
Coach Phil Joyaux said.

The Wolverines kept tight defen-
sive pressure on CMU. The
Chippewas were unable to pass the
ball upfield consistently, and when
they were able to move the ball past
midfield, the Wolverines quickly re-
acted. Often they simply stole the
ball away from the Chippewa play-
ers, at other times they safely passed
the ball back to their goalie. In fact,
the Wolverines did not allow the
Chippewas a single shot on goal.
"They seemed to have a very
young and inexperienced team," Joy-
aux said of Central Michigan's in-
ability to run a smooth offense.
The Wolverines were not able to
specifically prepare for the unknown
CMU team so they worked on cer-
tain drills during the past week to try
and eliminate some weaknesses.
Joyaux seemed somewhat worried

about his team's inability to take
advantage of scoring opportunities.
"The biggest thing that we've
been working on lately is trying to
score because we've been missing 40
shots a game," Joyaux said.
"Unfortunately, it hasn't been pay-
ing off in the games."
"When you play a good team,
you're only going to get maybe five
shots. When you're averaging get-
ting one goal per every 15 shots you
take, and only get five shots, you're
going to be in trouble.
"That's what we really have to
work on, our efficiency. It's not like
I want to run up the score, but we
have to put it [the game] away while
we can."
The extra work didn't seem to
pay off Tuesday. Even though the
Wolverines scored five goals against

the Chippewas, they missed many.
shots, including several easy,
opportunities.
"We missed so many easy goal.
today," he said, noting that the score
could have been much higher if his
Wolverines had been able to capitak.
ize when they had the chance.
"I realize that a lot of it is psyt.
chological. You find yourself in
front of the goal, you know yu.
should score, then you get all excited
and try to kill the ball. There's a real
panic factor," Joyaux said. .A
"The girls are playing well@;
though. We just need to finish more
of the opportunities that we get."
The Wolverines next game is en
Wednesday afternoon at Schoolcraft
College. Bowling Green State team
visits Michigan next Saturday, and
Ohio State will play the Wolverines
next Sunday.

AP Photo

These guys can hit!
Rickey Henderson appears to be chasing George Brett in major league action from Monday night. In the
American League batting race, Henderson trailed Brett by six points, .330 to .324, through Tuesday night's
game.

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Miami~
seeks
conference
a ffili*a tio0n
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)'-
The University of Miami hopes to
join the Big East or Atlantic Coast
Conference, and has eliminated the
Southeastern and Metro conferences
from consideration, school officiais
said Wednesday.
Remaining an independent in all
sports is "not very appealing at atll"
and "very, very low on the priory
list," Athletic Director Sam
Jankovich said at a news conference.,
Some sort of affiliation with the
Big East appears most likely.
Officials from that league plan to
visit the Miami campus soon, while
it is uncertain whether ACC officials
will pay a visit, Jankovich said.
The Hurricanes' struggling
basketball program would receive-.a
boost from either league.
"Both bring an awful lot to th
table," Jankovich said. "(The ACC '
is a lot more traditional and has beeq
in existence longer than the other
The Big East has been there for 1I
years and is getting better all thl
time." P
Miami has yet to receive an
invitation to join a conference, ant
Jankovich and university president
Edward Foote have yet to make a
recommendation to Miami's
executive board of trustees;
Jankovich said.
The board will make a final
decision by Oct. 16, barring
unforeseen developments, Foote
said.
Jankovich met with Big Easi
officials Tuesday in Boston. He and
other Miami officials met
Wednesday and agreed to eliminate
the SEC and Metro.
The primary reason for the
decision, Foote said, was thi
university's large number of alumni,
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