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Tickets to this game are worth more tan money
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How much is your ticket worth to you?
How much? Maybe $100 or $150 or
$200 in cold cash - money you could
use on important things like books, bread or
beer? Think about it. What would it have
taken for you to stay home alone today, with
bedlam bombarding the Big House just
For some, apparently, it didn't take much.
If every person has a price, you'd still think it
would've taken a lot for any University stu-
dent to part with a ticket to today's game
between No. 1 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio
State. Sadly, that's not the way it was.
You saw the signs plastered all over Angell
Hall and the Union, outnumbering MSA elec-
tion flyers in some places. "TWO TIX FOR
SALE! GOOD SEATS!" Just a phone call,
from the highest bidder, and the transaction
was complete: a college student's soul traded
away for a quick payday.
Anyone who sold their ticket to this game
- for no reason other than making a personal
profit - should withdraw from school. Now.
Go home. Think of all the money you'd save
by not paying tuition. Then, think of all the
money you've wasted by paying tuition so
long as you have, because you obviously
haven't learned anything here.
Today's game will be the biggest this
school has experienced in decades. The sto-
ried Michigan-Ohio State rivalry, which has
been reduced to one team spoiling the other's
season for too long, finally is back to what it
once was. Two equal teams will be playing
for pride, a trip to Pasadena and a chance to
win the national championship.
But, in the end, today will be about much
more than a game,
though it is the game that
fuels the magic. It was
* C: . simple choice, really:
Become one with
106,000 people laughing
and cheering in splendid
unison, or become one
NICHOLAS J. with yourself and $100
COTSONIKA while sitting in the shal-
The Greek low stillness of your
For those who made
the right choice, today
will be what we came to Michigan for -- or
at least what we should have come here for.
Michigan football isn't about touchdowns 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 for awhile.
During the week, everything is anti-this
and anti-that. We fight about affirmative
action, abortion, discrimination, 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 dis-
solves into a simple cheer: "GO BLUE!" And
it feels good.
Football is as much a part of college as
late-night pizzas and road trips and keg par-
ties. Football is what you will remember in
the years to come, when you and your friends
sit around talking about painting 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 likely were to
approve yesterday 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
collective 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
are attending today's game make up for those
The administration is providing pom-pons
to wave, and everyone is bringing a voice
box. USE THEM BOTH. CONSTANTLY.
Make this 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 estab-
lishment 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 today, what
each student does will decide whether
Michigan is the school of The Victors - or
just another school.
What was your decision?
How much is your ticket worth to you?
How much? If you were in a rush to enter the
calculating real world, you took the money.
But if you're still a college kid, and you still
find value in pride and joy, you didn't.
You already knew your ticket was priceless.
Now cheer, loudly, and tell everyone about it.
- Nicholas J. Cotsonika can he reached via
e-mail at email@example.com.
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Wistert, Alvin ***
Del Verne, Jeff
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WR 6-1 197
PK 5-10 160
W R 6-0 186
CB 5-7 167
CB 5-11 185
RB 5-8 178
FB 6-1 231
RB 5-11 215
FS 6-2 179
FS 6-3 193
QB 6-5 223
T 194 7-49
QB 6-4 210
QB 6.6 234
QB 6-3 207
DB 6-0 176
QB 6-0 164
CB 6-0 191
P 6-3 199
WR 5-10 181
CB 5-10 182
QB 6-2 195
WR 6-0 174
ILB 6-1 205
WR 6-0 182
CB 6-0 193
W R 6-1 191
RB 5-10 186
WR 5-10 189
ILB 5-11 226
P K 6-3 186
FB 6-2 270
FS 6-0 197
SS 6-0 210
CB 6-1 188
CB 5-10 190
RB 6-1 225
RB 5-9 185
FB 6-2 209
RB 5-11 171
RB 6-2 207
TE 6-4 249
LB 6-3 210
LB 6-4 250
LB 6-0 206
P 6-2 191
RB 5-8 203
DB 6-3 200
SS/FS 6-2 205
RB 5-11 202
OLB 6-4 243
ILB 6-3 239
OLB 6-3 241
WR 5-10 175
PK/P 6-1 183
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SS 5-10 180 Jr. So. New Buffalo
ILB 6-1 234 Sr. Sr. Dearborn Heights
OL 6-7 283 Jr. So. Aurora, Ill.
DL 6-5 281 Fr. Fr. Detroit
ILB 6-2 225 So. So. Potomac, Md.
DE/LB 6-3 251 Jr. So. New Orleans
LB/DE 6-2 233 Sr. Jr. Detroit
NT 6-1 286 Jr. So. , Holland
DE/LB 6-2 246 So. Fr. Dallas
DL 6-3 277 Sr. Jr. Imlay City
OG 6-5 250 So. Fr. Brighton
C/OG 64 288 Jr. So. Kingwood, Texas
OLB 6-1 231 So. Fr. Union City
OG/C 6-4 290 So. Fr. Jenison
C/OG 6-5 296 Sr. Sr. Maumelle, Ark.
OG 6-3 299 Fr. Fr. Darien, Conn.
OT 6-7 294 Jr. So. Three Rivers
OT 6-4 275 Fr. Fr. Massillon, Ohio
OT 6-5 289 So. Fr. Houston
C 6-3 291 Fr. Fr. Cleveland
OL 6-4 260 Fr. Fr. Troy
OG 6-5 292 So. Fr. Coral Springs, Fla.
OT 6-7 299 Sr. Jr. Clawson
OG 6-4 299 Sr. Jr. Milton, Fla.
OT 6-6 285 So. Fr. Norcross, Ga.
TE 6-5 249 Sr. Jr. Liberal, Kan.
DE 6-5 289 Sr. Sr. Ligonier, Ind.
TE 6-4 243 So. Fr. Bloomington, Ind.
WR 6-4 185 So. Fr. Crowley, La.
TE 6-4 227 Fr. Fr. Saginaw
WR 6-1 173 So. So. Sylacauga, Ala.
WR 6-4 190 Jr. Jr. Matteson, ll.
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TE 6-3 237 Sr. Sr. Holly
DE 6-4 275 Sr. Jr. Ft. Valley, Ga
DT 6-3 271 Jr. So. Houston
PK 5-10 185 Jr. So. Temperance
ILB 6-2 242 Sr. Jr. Saginaw
FB 5-11 224 So. Fr. Windsor, Ont.
NT 6-4 271 So. Fr. Monroe
DT 6-3 271 Jr. So. Rocky River, Ohio
PK 5-11 216 So. Fr. Sylvania, Ohio
DL/LB 6-3 235 Fr. Fr. Mishawaka, Ind.
TE 6-7 257 Sr. Sr. Plainwell
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