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Sports Monday Trivia'
Which was the last season
Michigan swept Illinois in
their home-and-home
basketball series?
(For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 2)

InsideS orts Monday
'M' Sports Calendar 2
IM fraternity standings 2
Griddes 2
Faceoff 2
Get Rich Quick 3
Q&A 3
'M' men's basketball coverage 4
'M' ice hockey coverage 5

The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday- January 22, 1990

*Blue bites
Bulldogs
for first
90s sweep
by Andrew Gottesman
Daily Hockey Writer
BIG RAPIDS - Welcome back
into the CCHA race, boys.
Mike Moes' overtime goal
Saturday gave the Michigan ice
hockey team a 6-5 win and a
weekend sweep of Ferris State, put-
ting the Wolverines onto what it
hopes is finally the right track after
failing to win in their first four
games of the decade.
"We'll take it," Michigan coach
Red Berenson said. "We had one
coming. It makes the weekend a suc-
cessful one for us."
Michigan beat the Bulldogs, 5-2,
Friday night behind the renewed
tough goaltending of Warren Sharp-
les, who turned away 25 shots in a
game that was never really in doubt.
But the series wouldn't have been
worth much without Moes' goal or
the two comebacks his goal made
memorable Saturday night.
With about two minutes gone in
overtime, Wolverine forward Don
Stone skated into the Ferris zone and
unloaded a shot that caromed off
goalie Mike Williams' leg and into
the right corner. Moes dug it out and
got off a shot of his own.
"It hit his (Williams') skate,"
Moes said. "Stone came in and just
gave me a chance."
Actually, the player that really
gave Michigan the chance it needed
was Ted Kramer, who tied the game
at five with his second goal of the
night, with-only three minutes re-
maining in regulation.
Previously, the Wolverines had
spent most of the night chasing the
Bulldogs. After Kramer scored his
first goal three minutes into the
game, the Bulldogs erupted for four
goals. "I thought after I scored that it
would be just like last night (when
Michigan jumped out to 4-0 lead and
then coasted) and then all of a sudden
they started pressing and we got a
couple of penalties," Kramer said.
Kelly. Sorensen, John dePourcq
and Rod Taylor all scored power play
goals for the Bulldogs. Taylor, who
would get a hat trick on the Might,
also notched an unassisted goal.
Meanwhile, the Wolverines squand-
ered four power play opportunities.
But then Michigan launched an
See BULLDOGS, page 5

Ref orm

Minded

NCAA tries to clean up

by Matt Rennie
Daily Sports Writer
In a world where the sports pages feature headlines
such as "Athletic scandal rips State U.," the presidents'
commission of the NCAA last week attempted to
restore some order to the chaos.
During the annual convention in Dallas two weeks
ago, the presidents took the first steps towards
correcting many of the problems afflicting college
athletics. Among the issues discussed were drug testing,
academic requirements and the reduction of time for
basketball practice and games and spring football.
Local reaction to the convention was varied, but
most agree the actions taken were indicative of a fresh
attitude.

"I think what we did is a first step," Michigan
president James Duderstadt said. "I think it shows that
the presidents are serious about making some changes."
The convention marked a new involvement of the
university presidents in athletic affairs. Many viewed
this as a welcomed change from the past, when sports
decisions were primarily made by sports people.
"The president should be involved in the athletic
department," Michigan 'interim athletic director Jack
Weidenbach said. "Who else can take charge other than
the presidents? They are the NCAA."
Former Michigan athletic director Don Canham feels
presidents outside of the Big Ten must become more
active. See NCAA, page 5

Weidenbach Duderstadt

Weidenbach and Duderstadt were part of the Michigan contingent which
traveled to Dallas for the annual NCAA meetings. Michigan voted against
limiting spring football practice and for mandatory drug testing.

Blue

blows another one,

Mike
Gill

'y/, /
_

Loss leaves 'M'
full of questions
IOWA CITY - The scoreboard showed six seconds
left in an overtime game that should have ended long
before. The scoreboard also showed a score of 76-76.
And the fans were in a frenzy when they should have
left the building in solemn silence long before this
moment came to pass.
Swish.
Swish.
Two free throws. And that sealed Michigan's fate.
"I'm almost speechless," Iowa coach Tom Davis said
of the shocker his team had just pulled off on mighty
Michigan.
What a game. What a thriller. What an upset.
What a way to lose.
Wasn't Iowa winless in the Big Ten? Wasn't that a
15-point Michigan lead with only a little more than 11
minutes to play?
What is going on here? But in reality, didn't you see
this coming?
This is nothing new. This is a Michigan team that
is 3-2 in the Big Ten and has never won a game by
more than four points and has lost twice by two.
It is a team that is consistent - consistently blow-
ing leads and not being able to explain why.
Let's be nice. Let's not call this game - or any
other conference game - a choke.
But then, you tell me what to call it.
The $100,000 question is "Why are these leads
dissipating?"
If you know that answer, then maybe you can attack
the problem. But no one knows.
"We have to re-evaluate and recommit and tell
See GTLLn-ape

78-76
Hawkeyes
stun 'M'
in O.T.
by Taylor Lincoln
Daily Basketball Writer
IOWA CITY- Score one for
balance in the Big Ten. Iowa,
winless in the conference entering
Saturday's game, utilized a dom-
inant inside performance to rally
from a 15-point deficit midway
through the second half to win, 78-
76, in overtime.
Seven-foot center Les Jepsen
made two free throws with six
seconds left in overtime to give the
Hawkeyes their first lead since they
led, 21-20.
"Time was running down and I
had an open jumpshot. I had to take
it," Jepsen said. "I was lucky (Mich-
igan guard Rumeal) Robinson fouled
me because it wouldn't have gone
in."
Jepsen's free throws left the
Wolverines in the predicament of
fighting to save a game they had
controlled throughout. Robinson,
who had a season-high 28 points,
drove the length of the floor on the
final possession for a ten-foot bank
o shot as he faded to his right. But the
shot glanced off the rim, giving the
Hawkeyes (9-6, 1-4) their first
league win, and leaving Michigan
(13-3, 3-2) groping to find a means
to hold onto leads.
"I'm almost speechless," Iowa
coach Tom Davis said. "I don't think
See IOWA, page 4

Wrestlers start off
Big Ten at 2-0-

Iowa defender Michael Ingram (45) strips Rumeal Robinson of the ball. Robinson finished
the game with 28 points and some critical remarks for the officials.
Wome
sama at Cri~sle

split a pair
r Arena

by Matt Rennie
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan wrestlers did what
they were supposed to do this
weekend, but in two different ways.
They opened the Big Ten dual
meet season with victories over
Illinois Saturday, 30-3, and Purdue
yesterday, 26-8. Coach Dale Bahr
was pleased with his team's per-
formance Sunday, after what he felt
was a sluggish performance against
the Illini.
"We wrestled not to lose when
we should wrestle to win (against
Illinois)," Bahr said. "We were a lot
more aggressive today."
Michigan is now 4-2in dual
meets and 2-0 in the Big Ten.
One of the people leading the
way was the same person who leads
off the Wolverine lineup, 118-
pounder Jason Cluff. Cluff defeated
Illinois' Paul Sullivan and Purdue's
Baron Hendricks to raise his dual
meet record to 4-1.
"He's really leading us off well,"
Bahr said. "I like the way he set the

from-behind win over Purdue's
Nico Ross, 9-6.
"I'm in better shape now and
mentally prepared," Rawls said. "I
spotted that guy four points early,
and I came back to win."
"That was a big win for him,"
Bahr said. "To come back after
being down 5-1, that proves to him
that he's in good shape."
Larry Gotcher silenced the
whispers with two decisive vic-
tories at 150 pounds. Gotcher, an
all-American last year, had dropped
three of his last four matches before
defeating Dan O'Brien, 3-1, and
Aaron Moran, 2-0.
"For some reason, low-scoring
matches seem to be his style," Bahr
said. "I can tell, though, by his
wrestling that he's picked up the
pace."$
"Any match where the guy
doesn't score, that's my style,"
Gotcher said. "I had some trouble
cutting weight. There was no other
problem, and it's done. Now I can
concentrate on my wrestling."

by Ryan Schreiber
Daily BasketbalY Writer
Rebounding from a 30-point loss
in just two days is not a simple
task. Fortunately for the Michigan
women's basketball team, its second
opponent of the weekend was Wis-
consin, the Big Ten's cellar dweller.
After a 92-62 whipping by North-
western on Friday, Michigan came
back to defeat the Badgers, 68-51,
yesterday afternoon to earn a week-
end split at Crisler Arena.
Poor shooting in the first half of
Sunday's contest caused Michigan
(10-6 overall, 2-4 in the Big Ten) to
trail Wisconsin (5-10, 0-5) at the
break. The Wolverines' .286 shoot-
ing percentage, combined with
Badger guard Robin Threatt's nine
points and seven rebounds, gave
Wisconsin a 29-27 lead.
Michigan coach Bud VanDeWege
knew how to counter the problem: "I-
said to them at the half that they
were getting beat man-to-man, and
that they've just got to look
(Wisconsin) in the eve and say I'm

and that really helped us."
With Michigan driving to the
.basket more, the second half turned
into a foul-shooting display. Earning
the bonus with 15:19 to play in the
game, the Wolverines took 41 free
passes to the charity stripe on the
game, converting on 28 of the at-
tempts.
"Getting to the bonus situation
with 15 minutes to go was obvi-
ously a real critical element," Van-
DeWege said. "We just felt like if
we kept attacking the basket and us-
ing our inside game, we could bust
Valerie (Hall) and Trish Andrew
loose today. Tanya (Powell) got
loose inside a bunch, also."
Powell came alive in the second
half, scoring 10 of her 14 points to
lead the offensive charge. Down 37-
31, Michigan tallied 11 consecutive
points as part of a 22-5 run that
paced the Wolverines to victory.
Led by Michelle Savage's 23
points and 10 rebounds, No. 23-
ranked Northwestern (12-1, 4-0)
romped all over Michigan, 92.62, on

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