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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 6, 1990
Men's volleyball team aims
for Midwest regional title

No quick fixes
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by Andrew Brown
Daily Sports Writer
What sport receives as little
recognition as any here at Michigan
and across many college campuses?
The nod may have to go to men's
volleyball.
Does anyone know Michigan
even has a volleyball club? Indeed,
there is a team and it competes at the
Central Campus Recreation Build-
ing.
Before this past weekend's
tournament, the team held a 4-0
record with wins over clubs from
Bowling Green, Toledo, Miami
(Ohio), and Ball State.
Hess wins Griddes
Congratulations to Eric Hess,
this weeks Griddes winner. Hess
earned dinner for two at
O'Sullivan's Eatery and Pub with
17 correct picks.
Drop off your basketball picks
to the Daily by Friday, 5 p.m.,
upstairs at the Student Publications
Building, 420 Maynard.
1. Missouri at Nebraska
2. Purdue at Minnesota
3. Michigan State at Ohio State
4. Illinois at MICHIGAN
5. Northwestern at Indiana
6. Wisconsin at Iowa
7. Mississippi State at Auburn
8. Texas A&M at SMU
9. South Carolina at Cincinnati
10. Kansas State at Colorado
11. Syracuse at Connecticut
12. AK-Fairbanks at AK-Anchorage.
13. Bowling Green at W.eMichigan
14. Ark.-Little Rock at Centenary
15. Eastern Michigan at Miami (OH)
16. San Jose State at Utah State
17. Princeton at Dartmouth
18. Georgia Tech at Louisville
19. Tulane at Virginia Tech
20. Detroit at Butler
Tiebreaker:
MICHIGAN:
Illinois:
Name:
Phone Number:

The spikers are led by third year
coach Peg McCarthy, a former all
Big Ten player from Ohio State.
They hope to win the Midwest
Regionals and eventually the April
nationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Part of the reason for the club's
lack of recognition may be that
men's volleyball is only a club and
thus is not fully sanctioned by the
NCAA. Michigan is one of the 50
clubs that comprise the Midwestern
Collegiate Volleyball Association.
Club status entails receiving
little funding from the University,
so the team performs various fund
raisers like T-shirt sales throughout

the year, in order to support itself.
The team has three co-captains
- junior Jeff Timberlake, senior
David Glaser, and senior Russ
Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum expresses
great confidence in the squad.
"This team will succeed," he
said. "We want to win the Midwest
Regional and to place in the top four
nationals. We also want to defeat
our big rivals Notre Dame and
Michigan State."
According to Rosenbaum, men's
volleyball is an up-and-coming
college sport. "It is a sport of quality
competition that gets better each
year," he said.

CCHA SCORECARD-

Standings
TEAM (OVERALL) W
Michigan St. (26-4-2)* 22
Lake Superior (23-6-3)* 19
BGSU (19-12-1)# 17
Mich. (18-14-4)# 14:
W. Michigan (13-18-1) 11
Ohio State (9-18-5) 9
Miami (10-18-4) 6
Ferris State (9-18-5) 5
UIC (9-23-0) 6
*-clinched home ice
#-clinched playoff spot

L
2
5
10
10
14
13
17
18
20

Scoring
NAME
Kip Miller, MSU
Pat Murray, MSU

I,
2
2
1
4
1
4
3
5
0
A
30
40
37
37
24
23
20
22
14
22
28

GP G
26 31
26 15

Nelson Emerson, BGSU 28 15

Jim Dowd, LSSU
Darryl Noren, UIC
Jeff Green, WMU
Jeff Jablonski, LSSU
Derek Higdon, OSU
Craig Fisher, MIAMI
Shawn Heaphy, MS U
Peter White, MSU
Goaltending
NAME
D. Madeley, LSSU
J. Muzzatti, MSU
B. Reed, LSSU
W. Sharples, UM
A. Libertucci, BGSU
Todd Fanning, OSU
Mike Bales, OSU
Marc Felicio, FSU
Mike Power, WMU
Rob Laurie, WMU
Mike Williams, FSU

26 13
26 23
26 22
26 23
26 21
26 27
26 19
26 13

P-l.
46
40
35
32
23
22
15
15
12
Pts.
61
55
52
50
47
45
43
43
41
41
41
Pct.
.914
.887
.873
.879
.868
.856
.864
.846
.843
.831
.842

Friday's results
Michigan 7, Western Michigan
2
Lake Superior 14, Ferris State 5
Bowling Green 8, Miami 7 (OT)
Michigan State 9, Ohio State 2
UIC 6, Kent State 2

by Eric Berkman
Daily Sports Writer
On the morning of January 16, I was jolted awake
by my clock- radio with the news that the Detroit
Tigers had signed the not-so-aptly named Cecil Fielder
- a mediocre former Toronto Blue Jays first baseman
- to a million dollar contract. Fielder apparently had
just come off an outstanding year with the Hanshin
Tigers of the Japanese League. Being a lifelong Detroit
diehard, I instantly felt nauseous.
The Japanese League is known for making superstars
out of such borderline major leaguers as Dick Davis,
Randy Bass, and Tony Bernazard. Nonetheless, General
Manager Bill Lajoie and the rest of the Detroit brain
trust felt that a steady diet of Double-A quality fastballs
had prepared Fielder to become the savior who would
rescue the Tigers from power hitting oblivion. And they
felt compelled to give him a couple million dollars to
do so.
Such lunacy is a symbol of how far the Tigers have
fallen in only a few short years. A few years ago they
were a consistent sellout. Now they're putting up
billboards on the highways declaring, "The Tigers are
undefeated in 1990," in a sorry attempt to convince
people to watch the garbage that they're putting out on
the field.
The Tigers would love to get back to where they
were in the mid-1980s, but management is giving every
indication that they are doomed to become the Seattle
Mariners of the '90s.
And Cecil Fielder is just one example why.
Apparently the Tigers' management felt that the
nucleus of the 1984 world champions would last well
into the 1990's. Unfortunately, when mainstays like
Lance Parrish and Kirk Gibson asked for long-term
contracts, the Tigers let them go. They could have re-
signed them or even traded them, getting something in
return, like a Dave Winfield, a Von Hayes, or a Pedro
Guerrero.
Instead, the Dodgers got an MVP and the Phillies
(and now the Angels) have one of the best defensive
catchers in the history of the game.
All Detroit has left are Alan Trammell, Lou

Whitaker, Chet Lemon, and Jack Morris. And none of
them are getting any younger.
Now they're trying to get back their offensive
firepower with the likes of Fielder and Larry Sheets,
who hit .243 with seven home runs and 33 RBI's for
Baltimore last year. Their explanation? Maybe he'll get
back his 1987 form (.316, 31, 94). However, that
seems implausible because he's had two dismal seasons
since '87, the only productive year of his career.
Equally questionable is former Oakland second
baseman Tony Phillips, the latest episode in the Tigers'
eternal quest for a third baseman. The Tigers have gone
through everyone from Phil Mankowski (remember
him?) to Chris Pittaro to Chris Brown in their decade-
and-a-half crusade. Nobody has had any staying power.
Let's hope Phillips is different, because Tom Brookens
is no longer aroundto take over in June.
Pitching doesn't look very promising either."
Manager Sparky Anderson is saying through clenched
teeth that the starting rotation is stable with oft-injured
Jeff Robinson, aging (and two million dollars richer)
Jack Morris, unproven youngsters Kevin Ritz and Brian
Dubois, and Frank Tanana. And, to rekindle some old
memories, Dan Petry was recently signed to a minor
league contract. Unfortunately, this looks like batting
practice for the rest of the American League.
It's easy to sit here and rip on the Tigers without
offering any solutions. However there don't appear to be
many short term remedies. The Tigers' exploits into the
free agent market didn't net them any superstars (they
made a gallant attempt at wooing Mark Davis, but a
short reliever is relatively useless if his team isn't
going to have many leads to protect).
And their farm system is about as well-stocked as a
Moscow grocery shop (Toledo Mud Hens pitcher Steve
Searcy has been a pre-season Rookie-of-the-Year
candidate since 1985).
The best solution, therefore, might be to develop the
farm system. It will take five years or so, but this long-
neglected aspect of the Tiger organization is the key to
their future. It worked for the Jays and the Mets. I just
hope that Sparky, Tiger management, and Tiger fans0
have the patience to wait. In baseball, five years is an
eternity.

Friday's games
Alaska-Anchorage at Michigan
Michigan State at Miami
Ohio State at Lake Superior
Bowling Green at Ferris State
Western Michigan at UIC (PASS)
Saturday's games
Alaska-Anchorage at Michigan
Michigan State at Miami
Ohio State at Lake Superior
Bowling Green at Ferris State
Western Michigan at UIC

Saturday's results
Michigan 7, Western Mi
2
Lake Superior 8, Ferris State 1
Bowling Green 4, Miami 3
Michigan State 4, Ohio State 2
UIC 6, Kent State 2

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GP GA Avg
15 31 2.28
17 50 2.93
14 42 3.44
25 81 3.56
18 65 4.02
14 59 4.58
15 66 4.91
14 49 4.92
16 77 5.10
14 56 5.13
21 96 5.19

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