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students and potential students with
ties to the Northeast, Foote said.
"On the Big East, we gave the
highest concentration of our alumni
from that region, outside the state of
Florida," Foote said. "To be able to
play quality intercollegiate athletics;
in an area where we have lots of
students and lots of alumni is
certainly an advantage.
"On the other hand, the ACC...
has a significant impact on the,
where we also get a lot of students."
Larger television markets on the
East Coast also figured in Miami's
decision to discontinue discussions;
with the SEC and Metro, Foote said.
In response to Miami's;
announcement, SEC Commissioner
Roy Kramer said no invitation had
been issued to the school. He said,
the league is happy with its present
The ACC expanded to nine teams
with the addition of Florida State
last month, and assisitant
Commisioner Tom Mickle didn't
rule out the possibility of further
"We're very flattered Miami is
considering the ACC," Mickle said.
"The ACC certainly is not
aggressively seeking expansion, but
in this day and time we're obviously
willing to keep our options open."
Jankovich said an expanded Big
East could take several forms. Three
of the league's nine members -
Pittsburgh, Boston College and
Syracuse - play major college
football, all as independents. The
football-playing schools might
affiliate with the Southwest
Conference * to fill out their
schedules, Jankovich said.
Remaining an independent in
football and joining the Big East in
other sports would also be a
possibility, Jankovich said.
THANKS FROM THE FESTIFALL 90
The Festifall '90 Committee would like to thank
all of the organizations and departments that
participated in this year's program. As a
committee, we had to make a difficult decision
at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14th on
whether to proceed with the program as
planned or to cancel due to conflicting weather
reports. We decided to proceed with the hope
that any rain would hold off until after the event.
Unfortunately, we did have to cancel at 2:00
p.m. due to adverse weather conditions but
only after we had 3 hours of good weather and
student participation in large numbers.
Thank you all for your cooperation and
assistance. We look forward to your
participation in FESTIFALL '91. A special
"thank you" to the group of students who
helped during clean-up, even in the rain.
For any student who wanted to contact a
particular student organization and was not
able to, please call the Student Organization
Development Center (SODC) at 763-5900 for
names of student organizations and their
representatives. Stop by the SODC office, 2202
Michigan Union, for your own copy of the
FESTIFALL '90 Program.
Foreman longs for O'Sullivan's fish
Former World heavyweight champion George Foreman celebrates his
24th straight victory after making his comeback three years ago. Foreman is
awaiting news of the outcome of the October 25 title fight between
champion Buster Douglas and challenger Evander Holyfield. Foreman would
like to fight the winner, but obviously needs to gain some extra pounds if
he is to be considered a serious contender for the belt.
"I feel good now, but with a few more meals from O'Sullivan's, I'll
look and feel a lot better," the slim, former champ expounded. "The Friday
night all-you-can-eat fish dinner has always been my favorite. I'm sending
in my Griddes picks Federal Express to beat the 5:00 deadline."
You too can go after that fish dinner by submitting your picks for the
week and dropping them off at the Student Publications Building at 420
Maynard by 5 p.m. Friday. The winner goes a $12 gift certificate to
O'Sullivan's Eatery and Pub.
On fat coaches, hairy
It is my honest opinion that Daily readers deserve an explanation as to
why an all-too-big photo of George Foreman adorns the sports pages today.
And why a similarly space-consuming photo has accompanied Griddes each
day this week.
If nothing else, these pages should entertain, and entertainment value is
hard to come by when fresh sports news just doesn't happen.
Ergo, I will do my best to make your task of killing time run a
In the words of the immortal Vin Scully... "It's interesting to note:"
...Steve Walsh, an NFL first-rounder two seasons ago, just netted Dallas
a potential package of two first round and one third round draft choices.
...Bob Woolf, the Boston based sports agent of agents, represents six
NBA first rounders. Two of these are Terry Mills and Loy Vaught.
However, Rumeal Robinson, who hails from the Beantown area, elected not
to sign with Woolf. As it stands now, Robinson has signed with the Hawks
for presumably millions, while Vaught, Mills and the rest of Woolf's
disciples remain unsigned.
.. But, don't you think if Woolf were Rumeal's agent, the announcemeD
of the contract would have been made at a better time than as to coincide
with the awarding of the 1996 Olympic Games to Atlanta? That way, at
least more than one reporter would have attended the press conference.
...ZZ Top is comprised of three band members, two of whom sport
waist-length beards. The other member, the beardless drummer, is none
other than Frank Beard.
...Ever see that Slim-Fast commercial with all the newly-svelte NFL
coaches? They say Chuck Knox won, while he and the other five combined
for a total weight loss of 249 lbs. Well, the Raiders' Art Shell supposedly
lost 45 lbs., and yet he still looks bigger than Buddy Ryan's ego.
...This is what the instructions on the automatic hand-dryers should read:
1. Push button to start dryer. 2. Rub hands gently under warm air. 3. Dryer
stops automatically. 4. Wipe hands on pants.
...Illinois' Howard Griffith scored eight rushing touchdowns by himself
last Saturday against Southern Illinois. That's more than four NFL offenses
combined this season.
...There will be a great asterisk in the Elias Sports Book when Willie
McGee, now of the Oakland A's, wins the National League batting title.
...Consider the accomplishments of the men's swimming team this past
month: Jon Urbanchek won Coach-of-the-Year. Then Mike Barrowman w
his second consecutive Swimmer-of-the-Year title, beating out teammar
Eric Namesnik, while fellow Wolverine Eric Wunderlich finished in the top
five. All this for a northern team. Apologies to the rest of the university
sports teams and coaches, but this is by far the most dominant Michigan
athletic program in a long while.
...The athletic department can amass ticket revenues in the millions per
football game, plus television contracts for even more. It boasts a lucrative
basketball program, and a near break-even hockey team. In addition, Bo and
his assistants (namely Fritz Seyferth) raised $12 million in private
contributions in nine months. However, the department still runs a deficit.
Maybe somebody in that organization ought to take Accounting 271. s
Hope that helped make the time run faster. But for those who need stil
more entertainment, try this for a hobby: read the obituaries every day and
cross the names off in the phone book.
1. Maryland at Michigan
2. Mich. St. at Rutgers
3. Purdue at Notre Dame
4. Tennessee at Auburn
5. USC at Ohio State
6. BYU at Oregon
7. Iowa at Miami
8. Texas A&M at LSU
9. Wash. at Colorado
10. Cal. at Arizona
11. W. Va. at Pitt
12. EMU at Indiana
13. Duke at Clemson
14. Va. Tech atFla. St.
15. Kansas at Okla.
16. Ore. St. at Nebraska
17. Ari. St. at Missouri
18. Colo. St. at Arkansas
19. W. Mich. at Iowa St.
20. Boston Col. at Navy
C* C t eNatuca MncrSociety,
at the Fishbowl
Come & Stop'
27 & 28 -9-4 p.m.
by to see what we're all about!
1 LRAM AL
MICHIGANENSIAN TODAY TO
ENJOY YOUR COLLEGE MEMORIES
I ...that last a lifetime.
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATIONAL SPORTS
SPORT OR ACTIVITY:
MEET DATE, PLACE, TIME:
Cross Country Meet
All Campus Men and Women and Fraternity
By 4:30 pm on Friday, September 28, 1990
Intramural Sports Building
Thurs., October 4, 1990; 5:30 pm; Mitchell Field
SPORT OR ACTIVITY: Flag Football Leagues
DIVISION(S): Res. Hall, Fraternity, Womeri, Grad/Fac/Staff,
Independent co-Recreation, Sorority
SIGN-UP DATE(S): Mon., October 1 and
Tues., October 2, 1990
TIME: Between 11 am and 4:30 pm each day
PLACE: Intramural Sports Building
SPORT OR ACTIVITY:
Ice Hockey Leagues
Wed., October 10, 1990
11 am- 4:30 pm
Intramural Sports Building
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