10 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 21, 1997
Rival governors bet on outcome
By Jeffrey Kosseff Voinovich
Daily Staff Reporter the confe
While students and alumni in Ann Grand Ra
Arbor and Columbus place bets on made the
Saturday's Michigan-Ohio State more hi
football game, the game has attracted spokespen
two unlikely gamblers - Michigan "We he
Gov. John Engler and Ohio Gov. Truscott,
George Voinovich. great ph(
The game falls on the last day of clothing."
the Republican Governors' Althoug
Association meeting in Miami, and for warm
the final scores will be in before the Truscotts
annual dinner meeting, where the himself c
governor from the losing state will blue swea
don the winning team's sweatshirt. "We'll
"We'd love to see Governor Engler Michigan
decked out in scarlet and gray cloth- that night
ing," said Pat Madigan, a Voinovich Madiga
spokesperson. is looking
After Michigan's victory last year, Engler, h
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downs or even Big Ten championships. It's about
the three hours we spend together each Saturday as
one campus, in one place, fighting for the same
thing, wearing the same colors, singing the same
song. It's about being The Victors, together, at least
During the week, everything is anti-this and anti-
that. We fight about affirmative action, abortion, dis-
crimination, gay rights, Native American rights and
freedom. We scream and yell about who should win
what election and what is going wrong with our
world. And we should.
But on Saturdays, all that goes away. For three
hours, it doesn't matter where you come from or
where you're going. If you are dressed in blue, you
belong. Conflict dissolves into a simple cheer: "GO
BLUE!" And it feels good.
Football is as much a part of college as late-night
h wore a Michigan jersey to
.rence, which was held in
apids. This Michigan locale
e Voinovich's defeat even
umiliating, said Engler
rson John Truscott.
ad great fun last year,"
said. "There are tons of
otos of him in Michigan
gh there is a greater need
clothing in Grand Rapids,
said Voinovich will make
omfortable in a maize and
tshirt in Miami.
make sure he wears a
sweatshirt, even if it is hot
," Truscott said.
n said that while Voinovich
g forward to revenge on
e is slightly worried that
Michigan, which is on a 10-game
winning streak, may be undefeatable.
"You can't lightly dismiss the No.
1 team in the country," Madigan
Engler said that the only problem
he has with his bet against Voinovich
is the amount of money he spends on
"I'm getting tired of buying
George these Michigan jerseys every
year, but it beats the alternative,"
Engler said in a written statement.
But Voinovich said in a written
statement that he is sure the
Buckeyes will triumph over the
'The fact that our annual show-
down with that team up North fea-
tures the nation's top- and fourth-
ranked teams is a testament to the
strength of the Big Ten," Voinovich
said. "It's a great opportunity for the
Buckeyes, and I'm counting on a vic-
tory. Maize is not my color."
While Engler takes pride in the
accomplishments of the University
and the Michigan football team, he
has a more vested interest in the vic-
tories of his alma mater, Michigan
"Although he is happy about what
Michigan has accomplished, he does
root for the Spartans when they play
the Wolverines," Truscott said.
Engler has a history of placing
wagers on sporting events. During
the Stanley Cup finals this summer,
Engler won a bet with Pennsylvania
Gov. Tom Ridge.
"It really depends on the season
and who is on top," Truscott said:
pizzas and road trips and keg parties. Football is
what you will remember in the years to come, when
you and your friends sit around talking about paint-
ing your faces for the Notre Dame or Ohio State
game instead of studying. Football is a memory-
We obviously felt that way in September, when we
denounced the Athletic Department for providing
some students with split-season ticket packages. The
regents today likely will approve the expansion of
Michigan Stadium by 5,000 seats to make sure that
doesn't happen again. But now, a few of us don't
seem to care.
Leaders and best? At this moment - as a collec-
tive student body - we aren't, and we don't deserve
to go to the University or root for this football team.
The only way to change that is to make sure that
those who do attend Saturday's game make up for
those who don't.
The administration is providing pom-pons to wave,
and everyone will bring a voice box. USE THEM
BOTH. CONSTANTLY. Make the Quiet House the
Loud House again. YELL. SCREAM. SHAKE
YOUR KEYS. Make sure Michigan spirit is heard.
SHOUT. CHEER. DO IT, PLEASE.
Now is not the time to act like the establishment
we so often rebel against, putting finances before
friends. Now is the time to be the idealistic youths
we say we are, reveling in the one thing youth gives
us: spirit. No matter what happens on the field
tomorrow, what each student does will decide
whether Michigan is the school of The Victors - or
just another school.
Decide now. How much is your ticket worth to
you? How much? If you're in a rush to enter the cal-
culating real world, you'll take the money. But if
you're still a college kid, and you still find value in
pride and joy, you won't. You already know your
- Nicholas J. Cotsonika can be reached via e-mail
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Bowl almost .every year. Tomorrow's
game will continue that tradition, play-
ing a major part in determining the Big
Ten's Rose Bowl representative for the
Michigan and Ohio State were the
only Big Ten teams to go to the Rose
Bowl from 1968-77 - which made
up most of a period commonly called
"The Ten-Year War." With the excep-
tion of the 1971 season, the two teams
decided who would go to Pasadena
amongst themselves on the final day
of the season.
From 1969 on, Michigan was led by
legendary coach Bo Schembechler,
who coached against his mentor, Ohio
State's Woody Hayes.
Four times Ohio State won, four
times Michigan won. A 10-10 tie by
two undefeated teams in 1973 tied
them for the Big Ten title. A vote of
Big Ten athletic directors chose
which team that conference would
send west. The ADs chose the
This year again, it likely will be
either Michigan or Ohio State in the
Rose Bowl. The last time these two
played under those circumstances was
in 1986. Michigan won the game in
Columbus, 26-24, and earned a trip to
the Rose Bowl.
No current Michigan player has
made the trip to Pasadena. And accord-
ing to the Wolverines, that just makes
"I came to Michigan because they
won a lot of Rose Bowls and I want-
ed to win one,' safety Marcus Ray
said. "We haven't won a Rose Bowl
since 1993. We slipped a little bit,
but now we're back."
If Michigan wins tomorrow, it goes
to Pasadena. If Ohio State wins, both
teams must wait to see if Penn State
(5-1, 8-1) loses one of its last two
games. If the Nittany Lions do lose or
tie to either Wisconsin or Michigan
State, and Ohio State wins, the
Buckeyes would win the conference
title because there would just be a
two-way tie and the Buckeyes would
win the tiebreaker because of a victo-
ry over Michigan.
If Penn State wins its last two
games, and if Michigan loses tomor-
row, creating a three-way tie, the
Wolverines would go to the Rose
Bowl because of the Big Ten's final
tiebreaker - the team whose
absence from the Rose Bowl has
been the longest. Michigan last went
after the 1992 season, while Penn
State went in 1994 and Ohio State
The Rose Bowl, however, has the
option of selecting any Big Ten team
that is ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in either
Therefore, if either Ohio State or
Penn State were to finish the season
ranked ahead of Michigan and in the
top two, that team would go to
"Our main objective is to go out and
win and let everything else take care of
itself, the national championship and
the Rose Bowl," Ohio State offensive
tackle Eric Gholston said.
A victory in this game often makes
or breaks a season for these two
because of the intensity of the rivalry
and the emotional baggage that comes
with it. Players often say that they
could go into this game 0-10, but if
they emerge with a victory, their sea-
son is a success.
"The Michigan game is everything
to us," Ohio State linebacker Jerry
Rudzinski said. "In the off-season,
you're thinking about it. Lifting
weights, you're thinking about it.
Going to class you're thinking about
it. During spring ball, all you think
about is them because of what they
Pharmacy first-year student Umbreen Idrees, a member of the University
Students Against Cancer, dressed as a cigarette butt yesterday on the Olag to
together on I&Diag
By Joshua Rosenblatt
For the Daily
Several students canvassed the
Diag yesterday working in unison
with a big butt - a cigarette butt.
Marking the 21st annual Smoke
Out, members of the University
Students Against Cancer spread the
word about the dangers of smoking.
"My goal today is to get at least
one person not to smoke," said LSA
For those who do smoke, the risk is
dangerously high. Warren said 3.5
million people die every year in
smoking related deaths. By the year
2010, that number will be more than
10 million and will be the leading
cause of death in all nations, he said.
"You can't force someone to quit,
but if someone wants to quit, then
any help is good help," Trautmen
"M a y b e
ple to stop,
"My goal today is to
get at least one
person not to smoke."
- Andrew Schreiber
LSA sophomore and USAC member
the 46 mil-
if they had
The Smoke Out, financed by the
American Cancer Society, went from
10 a.m. until around 5 p.m. USAC
members handed out information
about smoking and the American
Cancer Society, and gave out stickers
to non-smokers so they could show
"There will be a significant num-
ber of people who quit today," said
Public Health Prof. Kenneth Warren.
He said many smokers who choose to
quit do it on days such as the Smoke
Out and New Year's.
While the number of smokers who
decide to quit during this period of
time is larger than usual, only a rela-
tively small percentage will succeed.
According to the American Cancer
Society, 70 percent of smokers in the
U.S. report that they want to quit. But
Warren said a mere 2 1/2 percent of
smokers in the United States quit
"I've thought about quitting and
tried and thought and tried and,
thought and tried," said LSA sopho-'
more Philip Trautmen, who has been
smoking for two years. "It just didn't
only smoked for a few years.
"For those who have only smoked
two to t.hree years, the risk approach-
es those who have never smoked,"
While the risk of lung cancer will
never go down, the risk of heart dis-
ease will approach that of a non-
smoker after three years, lie added.
As for those who have smoked for
a longer period of time, anyone who
quits before the age of 40 will be able
to repair most of the damage to their
lungs. For those who quit after the
age of 40, they won't get better, but
the damage won't get worse.
So what is the best way to quit?
"There is no best way" Warren
said. "It depends on the person.
Some people can just stop and never
smoke again, while other people
need nicotine treatments.'
Warren said nicotine treatments
such as patches and gums tend to
roughly double the quitting rate. But
if someone enters a comprehensive
program with a qualified clinician
that follows up and offers nicotine
therapy, the rate could climb as high
as 30 percent.
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