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Women's Basketball
vs. Purdue
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

Men's Swimming
vs. Iowa
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Matt Mann Pool
esday, February 4, 1986 Page 7

The Michigan Daily TUE

Tumblers roll over opposition;
Rose sweet in weekend sweep

By DOUGLAS VOLAN
With one of their best weekends in
years, the Michigan men's gym-
nastics team captured four victories
in less than two days. Going into the
weekend, their record was 0-3. But af-
ter sweeping away the competition on
Friday in Chicago, versus Illinois-
Chicago and Kent State and on
Saturday in Ames, Iowa against Iowa
State and Wisconsin, their record now
stands at 4-3.
The marvelous weekend started on
Friday when the Wolverines scored a
259.25 to a 256.95 win over Illinois-
Chicago, and a 242.5 victory over Kent
State.
CAPTAIN Mitch Rose placed
second in the all-around with a 51.90.
This included first place finishes on
the still rings (9.15), the parallel bars
(9.25), and the horizontal bar (9.30).
"Rose's performance reflects the in-
tensity that he put into his training
during the week," said coach Bob
Darden.
Scott Moore also had an outstanding
meet with second place finishes in
both the floor exercise and the vault.
"I think the team did real well in
light of the fact that the scoring
seemed to be very critical," said Dar-
den.
THEN ON Sunday, the Mitch Rose
show continued as he capped off his
outstanding weekend by finishing
third in the all-around with a 52.60. he
came in first place on both the
horizontal bars (9.40), and the

parallel bars (9.30). These scores
helped the Wolverines (263.20) to
overcome Iowa State (261.10), and
Wisconsin (260.70). By the time the
weekend was over, Rose had captured
first place in five events over two
meets.

"We knew it was going to be a
tough meet and I'm just happy that
the guys were able to perform up to
their expectations and didn't let the
pressure knuckle them under," said
Darden. "Today's meet was pretty
tough. Combined with the Illinois-
Chicago meet on Friday, this was one
heck of a weekend."
OSU outtumbles Blue
The Michigan women's gymnastics
team was defeated last weekend by a
powerful Ohio State squad, 182.90 to
174.20. "OSU is a real tough team,"
said coach Dana Kempthorn. "I ex
pected to get a little- bit higher on the
team score, but OSU, being the Big
Ten power they are, made it a tough
meet."A
There was however, an encouraging
note for the Wolverines. This came
from freshman Janne Klepek who
finished fourth in the all-around with a
36.15, her highest all-around score as
a Wolverine.
Another freshman, Amy Meyer,
also performed well with a fourth
place finish on the balance beam.
"I'm very pleased with my fresh-
man and the performance they've
been pulling through," said Kem-
pthorn.{
"We need to be more aggressive
with our routines and learn to attack
more," she said. "We held back on
our routines, and when you hold back,
it can get you into trouble."
By-DOUG VOLAN

Rose
... places second overall

Not to be outdone by Rose, Brock
Orwig chipped in with a first place
finish ont he floor exercise (9.50), and
he tied Rose for first place on the
horizontal bar at 9.40.
Gavin Meyerowitz had a big day as
well. He finished first place on the
pommel horse with a 9.45. He then
followed that up with two fourth place
finishes. One on the vault and one on
the horizontal bar.

Cagers cruise past Wisconsin

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Battered Badger
Wisconsin's Mike Heineman (10) hits the Crisler Arena floor hard during Saturday's 91-64 drubbing of the
Badgers. It was a rough day for all of the Badgers, but more so for Heineman, who spent a good part of the
game on his back.

Tankers r
By CHRISTIAN M. MARTIN
The 14th-ranked Wolverines blasted
Eastern Michigan's swim team out of
the water this weekend, 72-41, in a
meet that was a "tune-up, a chance to
relax," as Michigan head coach Jon
Urbanchek put it. The Hurons served
simply as cannon fodder for the
Wolerines as Michigan tried to
reacquaint itself with the taste of bat-
tle for its top twenty showdown with
12th-ranked Iowa this Friday at Matt
Mann pool.
Resting some of their better swim-
mers and swimming out of their nor-
mal rotations the Wolverines still
dominated the event, capturing eight
of the ten swimming events and

oil, set for
holding court over the diving events.
Junior Joe Parker from Battle
Creek won the 200-meter freestyle in
1:43.62 and combined on the 400-meter
freestyle relay with David Kerska,
Marc Parrish, and Mats Nygren for a
time of 3:09.22. Also leading the im-
pressive cavalry charge for Michigan
was freshman Alvizuri Alejandro of
Lima, Peru. Alejandro was respon-
sible for winning the 200-meter
backstroke in a time of 1:55.44 and for
combining on the 400-meter medley
relay with Gary Antonick, Dan
Dewhurts, and David Goch.
In the words of Urbanchek,
"Alejandro swam exceptionally
well." Alejandro leads the United
Nations delegation that is present on a

Hawkeyes
men's swim team that sports mem-
bers from such exotic lands as
Brussels, Belgium, and Kolbjornsvik,
Norway. This international unit will
be expected to perform well this
weekend against the Hawkeyes of
Iowa who will bring their undefeated
record into Matt Mann pool and face
Urbanchek's troops-who are also
undefeated.
Urbanchek is leary over the
prospect of facing the Hawkeyes who
"are coming in holding the best times
in the Big Ten, and almost all the best
times in the conference." But he adds,
"It will be a very exciting meet, bet-
ween two evenly matched, undefeated
teams."

By DARREN JASEY
At the halfway point in the Big Ten
season Michigan's road to respec-
tability has not exactly been a clear
one. In fact, it could be better
described as a bumper-to-bumper traffic
jam.
Friday's 85-74 loss at Northwestern
and Sunday's 72-67 win at Wisconsin
jammed the Wolverines into a three-
way tie for third place in the Big Ten.
They now share 5-4 records with
Michigan State and Indiana, and their
overall record is 11-8.
WITH AN 0-7 record the Badgers
road, though not respectible, is as
clear as a Wisconsin farm road. But
the Badgers moved into the fast lane
and geared up for a disheartened
Wolverine squad that had just lost two
in a row. According to Michigan head
coach Bud Van De Wege, the Badgers
did not play like the Sunday drivers
they were made out to be.
The game wasn't decided until the
final minute when Michigan's senior
forward Wendy Bradetich alertly.
drew a charge on a Wisconsin drive
that could have cut the Wolverine lead
to one point.
"That was the play that iced it for
us," said Van De Wege. "Bradetich
really played an outstanding game."
The Michigan front line, led by
Bradetich's 21 points, tossed in 52 of
the teams 72 points. The Wolverines
were able to amass a 13-point lead
early in the second half, but Wiscon-
sin's 6-3 center Marsha Millhouse,
who scored 17 points, led a Badger
charge that cut the Wolverine lead to
two points with under three minutes'
remaining.
"It was nerve racking," said Van
De Wege about the pesky Badger
team which shot 20 percent over its
season average.
In Friday's matchup at North-
western the Wolverines collided with
a "fired up" Wildcat team according
to Van De Wege, while the Wolverines
just ran out of gas.
"MENTALLY, we were not
prepared," said Van De Wege. "We
didn't have the fire or the energy...
and as a result we went out flat."
Northwestern's senior guard tan-
dem of Laura Wiesen and Ann Marie
McNamee had their typically strong
games pouring in 16 and 14 points
respectively. They also spearheaded
a vicious man-to-man pressing defen-
se that baffled the maize and blue.
"They were able to take us out oi
our game," said Van De Wege.
The Wildcats (3-6) also received 39
bench points and 17 points from their
unheralded sophomore center Kelly
Byrne.
"We did not anticipate that kind of

game from her," said Van De Wege
about the 6-2 Byrne.

Brade tich
...draws key charge
Freshman netter rolls
Michigan freshman Dan Goldberg
advanced to the semifinals of the
Columbus Invitational in Columbus
this weekend before losing to Casey
Merickel of Minnesota, 6-1, 2-6, 7-6.
Three Wolverine netters played in the
event, which featuredsome of the top
players in the Big Ten. Goldberg went
the farthest of the three, despite bat-
tling an illness.
"THERE WERE a few times when
I thought I was going to have to pull
him out, but he really played well,"
said Michigan coach Brian Eisner.
Goldberg easily defeated Mark Long
of Illinois and Panos Kambedellis of
Indiana to move into a quarter final
match against Chuch Swain of

Wisconsin.
Swain had upset Roger Smith of
Ohio State, the conference's top
player a year ago, but Goldberg-
disposed of Swain, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, to
move to the semis.
Senior Jim Sharton, the Wolverine's
number one player, blasted Jim
Nelson of Iowa, 6-0, 6-2, then defeated
Michigan State's Paul Mesaros, 6-3, 7-
6 but lost his third round match.
"IT WAS just one of those days
where Jim got off to a slow start,"
Eisner said. "He played well overall,
but he dug himself a hole early (in his
semifinal match) and couldn't make
it back."
John Royer posted a first-round vic-
tory against Owen Collins of Indiana,
6-4, 3-6, 6-3, but the Michigan junior'
playing in his hometown, was ousted
by Mats Malnberg of Iowa, 7-6, 6-4.
Eisner was satisfied with the play of
his three top men, but noted that win-
ning the Big Ten title for the 18th time
in 19 seasons won't be easy.
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Ohio State hoop coach resigns

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COLUMBUS (AP) - Ohio State
University basketball Coach Eldon
Miller, under fire from fans for a
string of recent losses, stepped down
yesterday, effective at the end of the
current season, the university's
athletic director announced.
OSU Athletic Director Rick Bay
said Miller agreed early yesterday
that it would be in the best interests of
the men's basketball program for the
university to seek a new head basket-
ball coach at the end of this season.
Miller's contract expires June 30,
1986, and will not be renewed, Bay
said.
"I did not intend to reach a decision
on this matter until the end of this
season," Bay said. "However, Coach
Miller came to me this morning and
said he believed we should resolve the
situation immediately. It was then we
agreed to announce this would be his
last season as the Ohio State men's

basketball coach.'
Bay said, however, that Miller's
dedication to the school and the job
was unquestioned and called Miller a
credit to the university.
"The job of head coach is never an
easy one, in that your every decision
is under constant public scrutiny, and
it is impossible to satisfy everyone,"
Bay said. "Coach Miller has been a
credit to this university and to the
basketball coaching profession for a
long time.
"The Ohio State program has been
one of the most respected in the nation
under his guidance. Coach Miller's
teams have won 20 or more games
and have gone to the NCAA tour-
nament four of the last six years, and
no coach in Ohio State basketball
history has had more consecutive
winning seasons."
Bay said a search for a successor
would begin at once.

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