Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 14, 1989
Basketball Blue Banter
BY ADAM SCHRAGER
Possibly in response to the
criticism surrounding its non-
conference schedule this season, the
Michigan basketball team has added
perennial powerhouse Duke and Big
8 contender Iowa State to its
December Crisler Arena schedule.
"Since we were not playing in a
tough pre-season tournament, we had
to add teams of this caliber to our
sche-dule," Michigan coach Bill
Frieder said. "It's going to be good
to get Johnny (Orr) back on the
Crisler Arena court and it's always
good to play a school with the
academic and athletic tradition like
Orr, who coached at Michigan
from 1968 to 1980 before departing
for Iowa State, beat his successor in
the 1986 NCAA Tournament.
Frieder was hired by Orr in 1973 as
an assistant and became the
Wolverines' head coach upon Orr's
Iowa State is scheduled for Dec. 2
and Duke for Dec. 9. Michigan will
go to those schools during the 1990-
91 season as part of the home-and-
home contract. Michigan also plays
North Carolina State on the road
next season, with a return
arrangement set for 1990.
-While Michigan's three seniors
(Glen Rice, Mark Hughes, and J.P.
Oosterbaan) lost their final home
game to Illinois last Saturday, they
have won their fair share of games in
their Wolverine tenure.
The trio has recorded a total of 98
wins in their four years, two
victories shy of the team-record for
wins in a four-year span. That record
was set in 1987-88 when the
Wolverines tallied 26 wins to give
Gary Grant and Steve Stoyko 100
victories for their careers.
"This doesn't detract from a great
four years that they had here,'
Michigan coach Bill Frieder said
after Saturday's loss. "We've gotten
them 98 victories and we want to get
it to 100 in the tournament."
-Rice, who is second on the all-
time Michigan scoring list, has been
flocked with post-season honors. He
was named the United Press
International Big Ten Player-of-the-
Year and lost the Asso-ciated Press
Big Ten Player-of-the-Year balloting
by one vote. He also was placed on
Basketball Weekly's second-team
-In other honors, guard Rumeal
Robinson was voted onto the AP
All-Big Ten third team with
teammate Loy Vaught. Both
Robinson and Vaught received UPI
All-Big Ten honorable mention.
Rosowski* leaves vivid
impression on 'M' fans
ALL YOU CAN EAT
ALL YOU CAN EAT
Michigan forward Mary Rosowski
ended her college basketball
career last Saturday night, but she
will be well remembered by fans
Good Times do come cheap
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BY ADAM BENSON
With six minutes left in the first half of last Saturday's win over
Minnesota, Mary Rosowski scored the last two points of her collegiate
There was nothing particular about the basket. It didn't come at a
crucial time, nor was it special looking. It really was just another two
points, no different from the other 102 she scored while playing at
Rosowski is the only player out of Michigan's top eight leaving the
team. This season, Rosowski was a valuable backup, who provided rest
for inside players Joan Rieger and Val Hall. Her improved play earned her
co-honors as the team's Most Improved Player, along with Rieger.
But the most memorable things about Rosowski are her hard and
painful-looking spills onto the court after she ventures into the middle,
battling the Big Ten's biggest and best for rebounds.
"IT PROBABLY LOOKS a lot worse than it sounds," Rosowski
said about her thunderous thuds to the Crisler hardwood. "I do go down
hard. Sometimes I wish I was made of rubber, so I'd just bounce back."
That is how Rosowski will be remembered by the fans who made it to
Crisler to see the women's team play. But others will remember her for
more than just her impact on the floor.
Recruited out of Our Lady of Mercy High School in Farmington, Ros-
owski came to Michigan a high school honorable mention All-American
and all-state selection. Signing on as Michigan coach Bud VanDeWege's
first recruit, Rosowski gave the new coach some much needed credibility.
"Mary has been someone who has given a great deal to the program,"
VanDeWege said. "She is someone I feel very special about. To comeback
from what she has had to deal with is remarkable."
The comeback the coach talks about refers to Rosowski's many knee
problems. Before she ever played a game at Michigan, Rosowski tore up
her knee. After going through a year of rehabilitation, she reinjured the
knee. By her junior year, Rosowski had played in only parts of three
games, and had never scored.
Rosowski's career was not as great as it could have been. Give her a
good knee for four years, and maybe she'd leave with 1,004 points,
instead of 104.
"I FEEL LIKE I HAVEN'T hit my peak yet. If I had another
month to go I could pour it on," Rosowski said. "But my knee has been
giving me a lot of problems lately. I wanted to finish in one piece. I'm
ready for (basketball) to end, but I know I'll miss it."
While replacing her scoring will not be hard, she will be missed as a
person. "She's been a great roommate," Hall said about her friend and for-
mer backup. "I've thoroughly enjoyed everything with her, all year long,
and I hope we continue it."
Rosowski may be "retiring" from basketball, but she still has a lot to
do. She will continue to make points, only now she'll make them in the
classroom. Not in front of fans and family, but in front of elementary
"You see teaching qualities in her coming out everyday in practice,"
Hall said. "I'm so happy for her. She is going onto a career that she is so
Next year her voice will reverberate around the classroom, but the ech-
oes from her Michigan days will be heard around Crisler for some time.
Baseball team blasts Bulldogs
STATE AND HILL
Cand ley'w s i as
GOLD RING SALEM
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Michigan baseball team ran
circles around the Yale Bulldogs in
the Rollins Baseball Week Tourn-
ament at Rollins College in Florida.
The Wolverines (2-2) crushed
their Ivy League opponent 21-2
behind the prolific hitting of
sophomore first baseman Chris
Hager. Hager went 4-for-4 on the day
including a game-winning 2-run
double in the first inning and a
homer. Hager notched 4 RBIs while
also scoring four times.
Tim Lata registered his first win
of the season on the mound for
Michigan by pitching six innings.
Tracy Tiehl pitched two innings of
relief and Eric Purshinger closed out
the winning effort in the final
inning. Mike Farrell was the losing
pitcher for Yale.
Michigan batted around three
times in the game and churned out a
five-run first inning, 6-run fifth, and
a 6-run eighth. The Wolverines
ended the day with 24 hits and two
errors, while Yale recorded eight hits
and 4 errors.
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