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warm climate, I'd just like to play
the best I can wherever that may be,"
Paul Zimmerman, football writer
for Sports Illustrated, believes
school early, sees the move as part
of the progression in many football
players' careers. "What's to prevent a
freshman or sophomore from going
pro...It's all a money game anyway;
from the day they sign their first
high school letter of intent, that's a
While Hoard prepares for the
rigors of the NFL, the Wolverines
might suffer the most from his early
"This is definitely going to take
away from the strength of our
running back situation," Moeller
said. "It makes us a lot thinner at
that position. In fact, losing Leroy
and Tony I'd have to say we are
going to be much thinner and less
experienced than we would have
thought just one year ago."
Without Hoard in the lineup,
returning running backs Allen
Jefferson, Jon Vaughn, and Burnie
Legette should get considerably more
action. In addition, the signing of
Ricky Powers appears even more
significant as the newcomer may get
pressed into action sooner than
Women's track sets
to move outdoors
by Tom Kent
Daily Sports Contributor
"No more 110 percent."
James Henry, coach of the
women's track team said this is the
team's motto this season.
"We want the team to be able to
perform at a high level without
getting so emotional, we're working
on being more focused during
competition and sometimes it means
going 70 percent," he added.
Henry, now in his seventh season
as coach, has emphasized continued
improvement in the team's
performance. This improvement is
already apparent as Michigan
managed a fifth place finish in the
Big Ten Indoor Championships last
weekend in Madison after a seventh
place performance last year.
"We ran strong, but made some
mistakes. It was just another day at
the office." Henry said.
"Our goal is to finish in the top
three outdoors," he added. With their
fourth place finish in the Big Ten
Outdoors last year the team has the
wind at their backs.
Leading the runners into the
upcoming outdoor season are senior
tri-captains: hurdler Alana Davis,
sprinter and long jumper Dyan
Jenkins, and all-American distance
runner Mindy Rowand.
"We came out strong for the first
couple of meets in the beginning of
the indoor season," Rowand said.
"(However), we have to relax and
keep our tenacity high."
This tenacity is due in part to a
carry over of last year's Big Ten
Outdoor Championships. The
Wolverines started off strong in the
meet, leading with four events to go
before it slipped away. It was a taste
of victory that Rowand and he-
teammates won't soon forget.
"I guarantee this is on many of
our minds and we won't let that
happen again. We're a very tight
group this year and we're all very
supportive of one another," Rowand
The team opens their season with
two non-scored meets March 24 in
St. Louis and March 31 in Raleigh.
Then they will dash into April where
they will compete in three tough
relays: Dogwood, Kansas and Penn.
The team will also visit Miami,
(Ohio) and Michigan State.
Along with Rowand, the track
entourage will have their eyes glued
on Jenkins and Davis. Jenkins,
member of the 4 X 200 and 4 X 400
meter relay teams finished third in
the Big Tens last year and Davis
finished fourth in heptathalon.
Another projected standout is
first-year distance runner Molly
McClimon who has established
herself as one of the potential top
runners in the country. Under the
guidance of Rowand coaches will
watch for McClimon to blossom in
Michigan's depth and experience
should make for more than "another
day at the office" this spring as the
team pursues the championship that
almost was a year ago.
Hoard will be a probable late third or
early fourth round selection.
Zimmerman, questioning a
college player's decision to leave
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handshakes. At this year's meeting,
the Spartans again did the same.
While the Wolverines waited to
shake their opponents' hands, they
were snuffed out by the Spartans.
Is the rivalry that bitter?
"It's different because they're next
door neighbors," Fisher explained.
"Our kids, for the most part, know
their kidsa little bit better. Those
that stay see those kids over the
summer, maybe play in a summer
league with them, and they read
about the other school in the paper
all the time. Those things go in to
adding to the rivalry. Jud (Heathcote)
and I shake hands. I don't think it's
any big deal."
But Rumeal Robinson has the
ultimate suggestion for the Spartans,
who are 0-5 against Michigan since
Robinson and Mills began wearing
maize and blue.
"The game of basketball isn't a
boxing match where you start
punching each other," Robinson
said. "It's good to shake hands. It
shows sportsmanship and a little
respect between both sides. If they
lose anyway, they're not going to
want to shake hands after the game.
So they might as well get it over
If they choose to do so, shaking
hands with Mills will be center
Mike Peplowski, who has finally
brought respect to the Spartans at
the center position. The Warren
DeLaSalle graduate has successfully
rebounded from a string of knee
injuries that hampered him through-
out last season and the beginning of
While averaging only four re-
bounds and 4.4 points per game,
Peplowski has used his size to
become a dominating force clogging
the inside. Recently, Peplowski has
been averaging well over 20 minutes
"They're looking more to an
inside attack so we're going to have
to play great inside defense," Mills
said. "Peplowski is playing a lot
better. With the type of size that
they have, it's kind of got me
nervous. It's got me kind of hesi-
tant. I know these guys are a lot
quicker as far as boxing out and
things like that. It's all going to
boil down to defense."
Robinson is unsure of Pep-
lowski's influence. "I think he
limits them in a way," Robinson
said. "He isn't that fast getting up
and down the court. He hasn't scored
as much although he does take up a
lot of space underneath the basket.
You can always limit that space. I
think they're more of a team that
likes to run and spread the floor.
With him in there, we can play a
half court game easier."
In addition, Michigan will have
to stop star guard Steve Smith, who
is averaging 15.6 points per game in
Big Ten action and Matt Steigenga
So it's Michigan-Michigan State.
The matchup needs no hype, no
buildup. The implications are there.
As Fisher put it, "This game is
about more than state pride."
Like the Big Ten title.
Men's track prepares
for upcoming NCAAs
by Jared Entin
Daily Sports Writer
What time is it?
For the Michigan's indoor track
team it's crunch time.
Tonight, part of the Wolverine
squad will travel cross town to
Eastern Michigan University to
compete for one night and then, this
weekend, the entire team will host
and compete at the Silverston
With the Big Ten championships
last week, why all the running?
Because the NCAA Indoor Champ-
ionships next weekend in Indian-
apolis are gleaming right on the
Although no one on the Mich-
igan squad has qualified for the
Championships, the Wolverines are
not without hope. Brad Darr and Brad
Holwerda have made the secondary
cutoff point for a shot at making
the NCAAs, but only if not enough
people qualify from the entire
However, both.Darr and Holwerda
are just a leap and a bound away
from qualifying outright. While Darr
specializes in the pole vault,
Holwerda's leaping ability gives him
a shot at making NCAAs in the
But this weekend isn't just for
those with Brad for a first name. At
this weekend's meet, Eastern, West-
ern, and Bowling Green will be
sending squads for team competition
with Michigan and each other. Also,
Central Michigan and other schools
have been ringing Michigan coach
Jack Harvey's phone off the hook
with late requests for individual
entries, with the hope of making
some last minute NCAA qualifica-
The 5000 meter run, in
particular, is.one event where Harvey
said there would be a lot of individ-
ual competitors, with visions of
Indianapolis in their eyes.
But just because it is the end of
the indoor season, it doesn't mean 0
that Michigan's focus will stray
from the team. Harvey said, "It gives
us another chance to compete."
Another chance to compete is
important because of the long layoff
between NCAAs and the beginning
of the outdoor season.
One person who is riding a high
into this weekend is junior sprinter
Gregg Duffy. Harvey said "He
(Duffy) really should have done
better last weekend at Big Tens. He
made it to finals but only finished
sixth." One of the reasons for
Duffy's poor performance in the 600
meter dash was that he was hampered
by a pulled hamstring muscle.
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