Saturday Sports Special
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Copyright The Daily Tar Heel 1983. All rights reserved
Volume 91, Issue 61
Saturday, September 24, 1983
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Clinton senior Brooks Barwick kicks against Miami of Ohio in last week's win.
Barwick shares duties with Rob Rogers, who handles long-range placements.
By FRANK KENNEDY
Assistant Sports Editor
Sharing the limelight is not necessarily a
bad thing. Sure. Everyone would like to
command top billing, but occasionally there
are those "dynamic duos" of sorts that
occupy the headlines as much as any single
Most of those tandems have come in the
backfield, where playing time is never lack
ing. That, however, is not the situation with
Brooks Barwick and Rob Rogers. Barwick
and Rogers share the same duty place
kicking a job that, when handled by one
man, doesn't call for much time on the
Barwick, the senior, is the "short-range"
field goal specialist and extra-point man,
while Rogers, the junior, kicks off and
boots the longer field goals.
Barwick holds a current NCAA record
of 18 straight games with at least one suc
cessful three-pointer, and the longest of
those efforts is 42 yards. Rogers, mean
while, has become proficient in knocking
kickoffs into the back of the end zone, but
has rarely had the opportunity to test his
field goal ability.
Despite the job sharing, there is no ani
mosity, no outright competition between
the two, no discontentment.
Rogers and Barwick, accept their roles
and are determined to turn in their best ef
fort at what they do.
Barwick iraccustomed to split time; he
has been sharing the role since he became a
starter two years ago.
"It started out with me and Jeff Hayes,"
he recalled of his sophomore year. "Hayes
could kick from a long ways out, but he
was also kicking extra points and he had a
streak of them going."
But then Hayes now kicking for the
Washington Redskins, graduated, and
about streaks when I'm out there on the
field, and it's not even on the back of my
mind come game time.
"Of course, when so many people keep
asking you about it, it's got to be in the
back of your mind sometimes. I'll be dis
appointed when (the streak) comes to an
end, but all streaks have got to come to an
end sooner or later.
"Right now, I want a (ACC champion
ship) ring on my finger so bad I can taste
it," he adds. "There are seven or eight
guys on this team that were All-ACC back
in 1981, and they don't have a ring either.
That's what we want to be looking at right
now," Barwick said.
Rogers, who appears likely to inherit all
the place-kicking chores next fall, is not
hungry for Barwick's job now because hek
says he has great respect for his teammate's
"He (Barwick) is one of the best in the
country as far as short-range kicks go," he
said. "I've accepted that."
"But I've just given my situation to the
Lord. I give him all the credit, because my
strength comes from him. I've been lucky,
and you've got to be lucky." .
Barwick, meanwhile is getting closer to
decision time as to whether or not he'll try
to play professional football.
'111 just take whatever comes my way,"
said Barwick of his future. "I'll try to see
if I can make it with the right team and at
the right time."
Barwick acknowledges that his inexperi
ence with long-range kicks could be taken
as a weakness from the viewpoint of pro
scouts, but he said he wouldn't let that
"This season could be the last chance I
have out on the field," he concluded. "I
just want to make the best of it. It's a spe
cial season especially because I'm a senior
and I feel closer to the team and more a
part of this program."
Rogers said that he had actually been
recruited as a defensive back, but he had
begun to question his own desire to play
that position. "I never concentrated on
one area in high school, and that's some
thing I should have done," he said.
Rogers was thrown into the role he cur
rently occupies just one week before last
year's opener at Pittsburgh. "I hadn't
kicked off any in a year and a half and
coach (Dick) Crum called me to his office
and askedme to do the kicking."
Rogers tried only four field goals last
year. That, he says, is the disadvantage of
only kicking them long.
"I guess the shortest one I've tried is 47
yards," he said.
Rogers said that there is no specific cut
off point between Barwick and himself, but
Barwick said that the 45-46 yard range was
the area of transition. "I'll ask the coach
before every game," Barwick added.
Barwick is a model of practicality. He
looks at his role, his personal goals and his
goals for the team in an optimistic but real
"Sure, I'd like to kick them all; but Rob
would like to kick them all; everybody
would like to kick them all," he said.
"And I feel confident that I could kick
about 50-51 yards, but it's a question of
who the coaches think is better." '
He said he has grown tired of questions
surrounding his field goal streak. "It's
something that everybody always asks me
about; and I have a uniform answer I al
ways give them, he said. "I don't think
Barwick seemed heir-apparent to the job.
Until, that is, Rogers came along.
"It was really a lucky move that got me
the job,' Rogers recalled. "Eight days in
to spring training (1982), the kicking coach
gave me the ball and said he'd give me
three punts. The next day he asked me if
I'd like to concentrate on kicking."
By KAREN COTTEN
"Lean to the left, lean to the right,
peel your banana and UMPF-take a bite. .."
Think back to the first home football game
of the season. It was UNC and Memphis State.
Kenan Stadium oozed with excitement. Alum
ni, decked in knit shirts in rainbow colors,
bare-shouldered blondes, and baggers with
flasks dangling at their sides poured into the
stadium. Sounds of "Here Comes Carolina"
drifted through the air and the team was look
Pretty much a familiar scene.
But UNC fans had a new face to attract their
attention, a new voice to lead them in foot
stomping, hand-clapping, screaming adoration
for their No. 1 football team.
Who fills this center-stage spot? None other
than a senior RTVMP major from Enfield:
Kenneth Ward, UNC's mikeman for the 1983
"I saw those other guys down there acting
crazy and I knew I could do it,' Ward said.
"I'm not really nervous when I'm facing all
those people. I just throw myself into the game,
show some spirit, and hope they'll come along
Ward spends about 10 hours a week prepar
ing for Saturday's game. He works two nights a
week with the cheerleaders and tries to spend
two nights a week with the band.
"During the game, I watch the band to see
what they're playing,' he said. "They're great
to come in on cheers and get a tempo going." As
for the cheerleaders, "I spend a lot of time with
them going over cheers and getting psyched."
Try-outs for the mikeman position were held
last spring after varsity cheerleading tryouts.
Ward competed against five others, including
last year's mikeman. "I felt like I came out
there prepared, and a lot of those guys just
didn't seem to have it all together," Ward said.
He said he felt it best to make sure everything
he did for tryouts in Carmichael could be ap-
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UNC mikeman Kenneth Ward performs during last week's Miami of Ohio game.
Ward spends about 10 hours a week preparing for the next Saturday's game.
plied to what he could in Kenan Stadium dur
ing a game. "So I roller skated out, led a few
cheers, joked around and tried to be practical."
Ward admits to being a bit of a ham. "Crowds
tend to make most people uneasy, but I kind of
enjoy it," he said grinning. During high school,
he competed in oratorical contests and was mas
ter of ceremonies for fashion shows, talent
shows and homecoming activities. Ward said
these activities helped him with his new job as
About his new responsibilities, Ward said,
"It's leading the crowd and getting that spirit."
He participates at all home games, and although
he isn't required to attend away games he says
he'll probably be there anyway.
Ward's routine and costumes are all of his
See MIKEMAN on page 5
Tribe will take to air
against Tar Heels
By MIKE DeSISTI
Jimmye Laycock, head football
coach at William and Mary, has to
day's game against North Carolina
boxed, tied and tagged to a tee lit
erally. William and Mary Sports Infor
mation Director Bob Sheeran related
the analogy which Laycock used to
describe the North Carolina game in
a press conference Tuesday in Wil
liamsburg, Va. Sheeran said Laycock
envisioned the game as being similar
to making par on one of the tougher
holes at the local golf course. This
particular par-4 was difficult enough
as it was, Laycock said; shooting for
less than a bogey with only a nine-iron
and a putter wouldn't help matters
William and Mary arrives in
Chapel Hill at 1-1 on the 1983 season,
and 0-9-2 against the Tar Heels over
the years. The Tribe opened its cur
rent campaign with a 28-14 win over
VMI on the road, then lost last Sat
urday to Delaware, 30-13, in Wil
liamsburg. Laycock said his team hadn't been
doing anything different this week to
prepare for the game, but he was
quick to add that didn't mean this
game wasn't different.
"It's a big challenge," he said. "If
you're a competitor it's nice to see
just what it's like to go up against the
North Carolina coach Dick Crum
isn't ready to consider the Tar Heels,
ranked No. 4 and No. 5 in the UPI
and AP polls, respectively, as being
the best. In fact, Crum's words, if
taken with any more seriousness than
he had intended, would give one the
impression that the coach isn't overly
impressed with his team.
"We're in the top 25," he said
Tuesday when asked how he felt
about the results of the latest wire
service polls, succeeding only with
great effort at supressing a smile.
"There's still just a lot of speculation
going on right now."
But that doesn't mean Crum is
overly concerned about today's con
test. "We're realistic with the young
sters," he said. "They're sophisti
cated enough that we're not going to
tell them William and Mary is going
to come out and play like Ohio State.
"But they're going to have to pre
pare for that."
The majority of North Carolina's
preparation will involve truing the
wheels in the Tar Heel secondary and
readying the defensive line and line
backers for the pass rush. Laycock
has made it no secret that junior
quarterback Stan Yagiello will be
throwing the ball, not only because
of his team's inability to match up
with North Carolina physically, but
also because that's what William and
Mary does best.
Yagiello threw for 1,841 yards as a
sophomore; and after just two games
in 1983 he has accumulated 400 yards
and four touchdowns, completing 39
of 63 pass attempts and being inter
cepted just once.
The Tribe as a team is 48-for-80
for 483 yards and four touchdowns
in this department, more than doub
ling its rushing output in the latter
two areas. More significantly, Wil
liam and Mary has run the ball only
Tight end Glenn Bodnar, a 6-5,
232-pound junior with what Sheeran
said were perhaps the softest hands
on the team, has been on the other
end of 10 of those passes, picking up
106 yards and three touchdowns.
Senior flanker Mike Sutton has the
experience and pattern-running pro
wess to be a deep threat, having
caught 1 1 passes at an average of 15.4
See LAYCOCK on page 3