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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 10, 1991 - Page 11

GRIDDESI
Instead of spending his weekend selecting winners for
.Griddes, French Open champion Jim Courier was being
embarrassed by Stefan Edberg at Flushing Meadows.
"Damnit!" he screams at his racket. "Why didn't you tell me
it was time to make my picks?!?! If I had that gift certificate,
I'd be having dinner right now. Instead, I'm out here getting
my butt kicked!"
Welcome to another season of Griddes. To show your
prognosticating skill, all you need to do is pick the winner in
these 20 games, and drop off your ballot by Friday at the
Daily in the Student Publications Building at 420 Maynard
Street. The person who picks the most correct games will
win a $10 gift certificate to O'Sullivan's Eatery& Pub. Don't
be another Jim Courier. Make your picks today.
1. Notre Dame vs. Michigan
2. Central Michigan vs. Michigan St.
3. Iowa vs. Iowa St.
4. Louisville vs. Ohio St.
5. Missouri vs. Illinois
6. Rice vs. Northwestern
7. California vs. Purdue
8. Western Illinois vs. Wisconsin
9. San Jose St. vs. Minnesota
10. Penn St. at Southern Cal.
11. Western Michigan vs. Florida State
12. Alabama vs. Florida
.13. UCLA vs. Tennessee
14. Baylor vs. Colorado
15. Colorado St. vs. Nebraska
16. Georgia Tech vs. Boston College
17. Mississippi vs. Auburn
18. LSU vs. Texas A&M
19. Syracuse vs. Maryland
20. North Texas St. vs. Oklahoma
Tiebreaker: Total points Notre Dame vs. Michigan:
Name:
Phone:

Grand jury charges
ex-champ with rape

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by the Associated Press
Mike Tyson was indicted Mon-
day on charges of raping a teen-age
beauty pageant contestant in a hotel
room early this summer.
If convicted, Tyson, the former
undisputed heavyweight champion,
faces a maximum sentence of 63
years in prison. But the four-count
indictment won't affect Tyson's
Nov. 8 title fight in Las Vegas
against champion Evander Holy-
field, according to promoters.
Marion County prosecutor Jef-
frey Modisett said Tyson was ex-
pected to return to Indianapolis this
week for a court appearance and to
post bond.
The grand jury charged Tyson
with one count of rape, two counts
of criminal deviate conduct and one
count of confinement.
Don King, a fight promoter and
Tyson adviser, wasn't available for
comment. However, King spokes-
man John Solberg released a
statement.
"It's unfortunate he was in-
dicted. We're confident when all the
facts are fully developed he'll be
found innocent of all charges. Mike
will continue to train and prepare to
fight Evander Holyfield on Nov.
8."
Solberg said Tyson was in Las
Vegas but wouldn't be available for
comment.
Rich Rose, president of sports
for Caesars World Inc., said, "We're
going ahead with the fight. It's that
simple."
Asked if he was concerned about
the impact of the indictment on the
fight, Rose said, "Absolutely not.
Whatever he has allegedly done is a
separate situation which no one else
can control. I still, think you have,
the two best in their sport attempt-
ing to decide who is theultimate in
their sport."
Holyfield's manager, Shelly
Finkel, asked if the fight was still
on, said, "Yes it is."
Rival promoter Bob Arum
called for the Nevada State Athletic
Commission to strip Tyson's box-
ing license, and cited an obscure pas-
sage in the state regulation allow-
ing such action if a fighter "is ar-
rested or convicted on a charge in-

volving moral turpitude."
"We have certain rules and regu-
lations we have to abide by," com-
mission vice chairman Luther Mack
said. "We have to meet as a total

Tyson
commission and take a look at it. We
will decide it at that time."
Tyson was in Indianapolis to
make promotional appearances for
Indiana Black Expo. Tonya
Woodard, public relations manager
for Indiana Black Expo, said the or-
ganization had scheduled a press
conference Tuesday.
The grand jury announced its de-
cision before Marion Superior
Court Judge Patricia J. Gifford.
A warrant was to be issued for
Tyson's arrest, court officials said.
Rob Smith, a spokesman for the
prosecutor's office, said Tyson
would be expected to surrender to
authorities.
Tyson's Washington, D.C.,
lawyer, Vincent J. Fuller, was on
the telephone and unavailable for
comment. However, a spokeswoman
read a prepared statement saying:
"We regret that the Marion
County,Ind., grand jury has indicted
our client, Michael Tyson. How-
ever, we remain confident of his in-
nocence and look forward to his -ul
timate vindication."
Edward L. Gerstein, a Provi-
dence, R.I., lawyer representing the
alleged victim, declined comment
until he had a chance to talk with
local lawyers.

Sparky keeps smiling through Tiger losses
by the Associated Press kids are coming along fine, and that ginning to produce. Travis Fryman than their share of mistakes with
Seasoned Sparky Anderson is all I'm concerned with." and Milt Cuyler have played impor- their farm clubs. At one time, it was
watchers knew the Tigers were out Failing to win the American tant roles this season. considered one of the worst systems
of the pennant race long before their League East this year is not necessar- And it appears that Scott Living- in the major leagues.
current fall. ily a bad thing for these Tigers. stone, Shawn Hare, Rich Rowland Bo Schembechler changed all

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Why else would the man be
smiling through a 3-5 trip to the
OWest Coast?
He knew then that it was over.
The 1-3 weekend home stand against
the Athletics just made it obvious
to everyone else.
Anderson tipped his hand by
playing a batch of youngsters in the
final game against Oakland on Sun-
day.
"Nothing about this season is
going to bother me," he said. "My

They won't admit it, but this
team probably isn't ready to win a
championship yet. And if they did, it
might give the team the idea that
it's better than it really is.
But the Tigers will be ready to
win a championship soon. If not
next year, they almost certainly
will be legitimate contenders in
1993.
The reason is that the Tigers
much-improved farm system is be-

and Johnny Paredes also have a
chance to play in the big leagues.
They have been called up to spend
the rest of this season with the
Tigers.
"Patience is the key," said Joe
McDonald, the Tigers' acting gen-
eral manager. "A lot of people
don't want to wait. They want in-
stant results. But baseball isn't like
that. This is a mistake industry."
For years the Tigers made more

that when he gave up his job as
Michigan football coach to become
president of the Tigers. Bo might
not be a public relations whiz, but
he knows about developing athletes.
"He instituted two major
changes," McDonald said. "He came
up with the policy of having two
coaches on each club, in addition to
the manager, and the institution of
the strength and conditioning pro-
gram."

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