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Page 10- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 9, 1989

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signs 19 gridders

93 years of U-M history and college memories.

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The Michiganensian is looking for energetic, creative, and well-organized
people to be editors of the all-new 1990 yearbook.
Editors needed for sports, organizations, greeks, academics, retrospect,
and Michigan life sections.
Duties include assigning photos and stories, editing articles, designing layouts
in an attractive and coherent manner, and working extensively on Macintosh
Layout and managing editors needed as well.
Paid Positions.
There will be a mass meeting for all interested on
February 12 at 1:00 pm in the Michiganensian office, 420 Maynard.
For more info, call 764-0561.



The fevered and stress-filled period
of recruiting neared conclusion yes-
terday as most prep players recruited
by major colleges officially com-
mitted to attend the school of their
choice. 19 players were expected to
sign on with Michigan.
As things get sorted out, it seems
certain that Michigan has a solid
recruiting class, likely among the
nation's top ten. It is also clear that
Midwest rival and next year's
opening opponent, Notre Dame, has
the best crop of recruits in the
According to Illinois-based re-
cruiting expert Tom Lemming, the
Irish are "way ahead" of all other
schools. "Michigan's in the top ten,
maybe five or six, depending on
some guys who haven't decided,"
Lemming says.
INDICATIVE of Notre Dame's
dominance is the number of the 161
players named All-Americans by
SuperPrep magazine that Notre
Dame has signed. Michigan is tied
for second with Clemson and UCLA
with seven commitments. Notre
Dame received 17.
This is the third year in a row
that Notre Dame has received
acclaim for the top recruiting class.
Michigan's high finish is also more
rule than exception. What may be
different from past seasons, however,
is Ohio State's challenge to
Michigan for the best class in the
Big Ten. Ohio State landed six
players from SuperPrep's All-
American list.
According to Lemming, the
Buckeyes have the third best class in
the country - the best in the Big
Ten. Others say Michigan is still the
class of the conference. Undoubtedly
the two are close.
Michigan head coach Bo
Schembechler laughed at Ihose who
try to rank recruiting efforts. "Most
(players) who get notoriety are
picked by people outside football,"
Schembechler said.
Asked for his evaluation,
Call 764-0557

Schembechler answered, "We did
OK. We got help where we needed
defensive line and tight end position
as two of those areas. More players
on the defensive line (five) than any
other position committed to Mich-
igan. As for tight end, the Wol-
verines landed Tony McGee - the
player most likely to see immediate
action for Michigan next year.
"We also wanted to get a great
wide receiver with Kolesar grad-
uating. I think we got one,"
Schembechler said.
The coach is still not mentioning
names, even with NCAA regulations
lifted, but was probably referring to
Derrick Alexander, a 6-foot-3 speed-
ster from Detroit Benadectine who
verbally committed last week.
Alexander and Alfie Burch, a
receiver from Warren, Ohio became
the last two players to commit,
raising Michigan's count to 19. The
Wolverines had lost a recruit earlier
that week when Tim Alvarado, a
lineman from Blue Springs,
Missouri switched his commitment
from Michigan to Missouri.
THIS YEAR has seen a notice-
able increase in players changing
their minds. Alvarado is the only
one to directly affect Michigan.
Carlton Gray, a wide receiver
strongly recruited by Michigan
decided on Miami, and then switched
to UCLA just a few days ago.
Lemming heard that Franciscus
Mills, one of Michigan's defensive
linemen, might switch to Indiana
but Michigan Sports Information
Assis-tant Mike Murray said yes-
terday he was unaware of any players
changing their minds.
Murray said all 19 players had the
letters in hand yesterday and were
expected to sign.
How the competition of the last
few months will translate into the
competition on the playing field is
far from certain. Obviously, Notre
Dame is almost guaranteed a
competitive team for many years.
In the Big Ten, Michigan showed
its ability to dominate recruiting in

its home state. Michigan State
landed no SuperPrep All Americans
and few of Michigan's top ten.
The Wolverines also showed the
ability to take top players from other
states, getting Sylvester Stanley
from Youngstown, Ohio, McGee
from Terre Haute, Indiana, and Ninek
Ag-hakhan from Mt. Prospect,
Indiana's and Illinois' efforts to
ascend to the top of the conference
suffered blows, while Ohio State
battled Michigan tough, winning a
number of players for which
Michigan went all out.
Of Michigan's 19, Lemming
called them all quality ballplayers:
"There are no slugs there."



Tuesday, February 14
Central Campus
West QuadIHall
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 15
Hill Campus
Markley Hall
5:00.- 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 16
North Campus
Bursley Hall
5:00-7:00 pm

Need to satisfy a sweet tooth? Like to
win prizes? Then you'll love what we
have planned for you.
But wait, there's more! We also have
practical things planned. Visit our Study
Skills booth, and get some helpful hints
on how to manage your time. Or take a
look at our CD-ROM display, and get
a chance to play with a computer.
We also have campus maps, give-
aways, and lots of valuable information
on the library.
Join in the fun. Come to INFO*FEST.
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The Michigan hockey team (7-0-1
in its last eight games) will have a
new look when they face non-
conference foe Notre Dame this
weekend. The Fighting Irish are a
woeful 9-23-2.
"We're going to mix it up quite a
bit," coach Red Berenson said. "We
need to get everyone playing in case
of injuries." Sparingly used first-year
players Franz Herbert and Vaclav
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Sophomore winger Kent Brothers
will sit out the weekend set.
Brothers practiced yesterday for the
first time this week, but had to leave
early when pain became too severe
in his lower back.
In addition, Berenson said Jeff
Urban would miss at least one game
"because he's a senior and we have
to get the new people in the system
incase of injury."
Berenson wants defensemen Brad
Turner and Mark Sorenson to "see
plenty of playing time because they
are coming off injuries, and need ice
time" and pointed to Todd Copeland
as the defenseman who might sit out
because, "he's playing well."
The fifth-year Michigan coach
said it was "pure speculation" that
Urban and Copeland would not play
as a result of their involvement in a
January 3 incident involving two
University women, in which they
pleaded no contest to charges of
If Urban and Copeland sit out it
will mean all four involved in the
incident would have missed games
sometime since the incident (Turner
and Sorenson were injured).
After practice, Berenson held a 10
minute team meeting and then met
shortly with the four players saying
that the meeting regarded "another
A.J.'S JACKPOT: Trainer A.J.
Duffy took home $31' by correctly
drafting Wayne Gretzky, the eventual
MVP of the NHL All-Star game.
Each icer drew numbers and then
drafted the player they thought would
win the MVP. Duffy chose Gretzky
with the third pick. Mike Helber had
the first pick and chose Steve
Yzerman because "he's my idol. I'll
take him anytime."

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