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Cycling
Michigan Criterion Bicycle Race
Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
Runway Plaza

SPORTS

Baseball'
vs. Western Michigan
Tomorrow, 3 p.m.
Ray Fisher Stadium

The Michigan Daily

Tuesday, March 27, 1990

Page.9.

U.S. swimming to improve
Urbanchek envisions speedy return to glory

Michigan diver Bill Hayes celebrates his third-place finish in the 10-meter platform this weekend at the NCAA
championships in Indianapolis. The Wolverines placed fourth overall.

by Mike Gill
Daily Sports Editor
INDIANAPOLIS - After view-
ing three days of competition at the
NCAA Swimming and Diving
Championships, Michigan coach
Jon Urbanchek forecasts a return to
prominence for the United States
swim team after a decade of medioc-
rity.
Urbanchek cited not only the
current crop of American swimmers
but also the vast political changes
around the world and older swimmers
returning or staying with their game.
"I think the U.S. is back in the
world because of the major changes
in Eastern Europe. This will prob-
ably take some of the edge off the
countries who subsidized and used
athletics for political gain," Urban-
chek said.
"I think our system will prevail
again like it did throughout the years
- except for the 80's. We're
extremely stronger in the breast-
stroke (Michigan's Mike Barrowman
holds the world record in the 200-
meter breaststroke) right now and
we're extremely stronger in the
sprint freestyle events.
"The fact is, professional swim-
ming is coming. Older athletes are
willing to stick around as long as
they have fun, as well as making a
living at it."
NO NUMBERS: Michigan had
talked all season about the pos-
sibility of a national championship.
The Wolverines finished in fourth
place, just missing third place, be-
hind Texas, Southern Cal and Stan-
ford. However, by sheer numbers,
Michigan's finish proved to be quite
a feat. The Wolverines qualified 10
swimmers and divers for the com-
petition while Stanford qualified 17
swimmers. Stanford only edged the
Wolverines, 354-351.5.
"With the skeleton crew we had,
we figured the best we could do is
finish fourth," sophomore Eric Wun-
derlich said.
TO THE NURSING HOME:
Senior Brent Lang said he will decide
in January whether he will swim
anymore. Lang would like to obtain

an MBA and is in contention for a
Rhodes Scholarship. "I'm going to
make a decision probably after the
World Championships in January,"
Lang said. "I'm going to base my
decision on whether I'm still enjoy-
ing it, if I'm still having fun. That's
why I swim, not for fame or fortune.
43
Lang
"I don't want to get into a sit-
uation where I swim because I have
to. I'm very satisfied at what I got
out of the sport. I'm looking forward
to putting something back into it. I
want to encourage younger people."
MORE HONORS: Other Mich-
igan finishes in Friday and Sa-
turday's finals besides first-place fin-
ishes by Lang and Barrowman in-
cluded: the 200-yard medley relay
team (7th), Eric Namesnik (3rd) in
the 400-yard individual medley, Lang
(6th) in the 200-yard freestyle, Wun-
derlich and Barrowman (3rd and.4th)
in the 100-yard breaststroke, and
Steve Bigelow's (5th) in the 200-
yard backstroke.
In diving, Mike Bayerl placed
sixth in the 3-meter springboard and
ninth in the 10-meter platform,
while teammate William Hayes
grabbed third in the 10-meter.
ROBERTS IN INDIANA-
POLIS: The members of the men's

swim team were not the only Wol-
verine athletes spending time in
Indianapolis this weekend. Alex
Roberts, who played his last game
as a Wolverine a few weeks ago in
the consolation game of the CCHA
Finals, has signed a contract with
the Indianapolis Ice, the minor
league affiliate of the NHL's
Chicago Blackhawks.
Roberts did not dress for Saturday
night's game against Muskegon but
flew with the team to a 2:00 Sunday
matinee affair in Pittsburgh. The
team then returned to Indiana by bus.
He may have trouble cracking into
the lineup because the Blackhawks
just recently sent two defensemen
down to the Ice.
Roberts said that the competition'
is not much different than in college
except that you have to get rid of the
puck faster. He will still graduate in
May after working out details with
his professors.
HOOSIER HYSTERIA: It's
pretty evident that the movie
Hoosiers is not all that farfetched -
as far as fan support goes. The In-
dianapolis Hoosier Dome hosted the
state high school finals Saturday and
sold out all 40,615 seats. This is the
first year the finals were held in the
Hoosier Dome, home of the NFL's
Colts. It seats 60,000 for football
games. Previously, the high school
games were played at the 16,912 seat
Market Square Arena.
Saturday's crowd was the most
ever to watch a high school game,
easily breaking the record of 24,000
set in 1987 at Rupp Arena in
Lexington, Kentucky. The spillover
effect could also be noticed. All the
downtown hotels were sold out, and
bars and restaurants were packed
from afternoon to late that evening.
People displayed their school's
colors with both spirit shirts and
massive drawings placed in the
windows ofstheir cars.

Question arises for 'M'

baseball

by Theodore Cox
Daily Baseball Writer
The biggest question for the
men's baseball team today is, will
they play?
Michigan (10-6) is scheduled to
travel to Bowling Green (9-6) this
afternoon at 3 p.m., but the weather
in Ohio hasn't been kind lately.
"We've got a little snow that just
stopped, with no accumulation,"
Falcons' coach Ed Platzer said. "The
field's awful wet, but we're working
on it."
The Wolverines will decide early
today if they are going to make the
trip. Michigan coach Bill Freehan is
confident the teams will play - the
last thing he wants is another day off
for his team.
"We had two weeks of rest
(before this weekend) which we re-
ally didn't need," Freehan said.
"Baseball is a game you need to play
everyday. We're looking forward to
getting the games in this week."
Michigan is coming off a three-
game sweep over Ball State this
weekend, winning 3-2, 7-1, and 9-8.
Sophomore pitcher Todd Marion col-
lected a win and a save against the
Cardinals, giving him a 2-0 record
with four saves. The righthander has
yet to allow a run in nine appear-
ances this season.
Outfielder Phil Price also had an
outstanding series, going 5-for-12.
The senior co-captain connected for

his second homer of the year and
added two doubles. Price moved into
fourth place on Michigan's career
homer list with 31, bypassing
Cincinnati Red's third baseman
Chris Sabo. Price also tied Jim Pa-
ciorek (1979-82) for third place with
47 career doubles.
Sophomore Tim Flannelly con-
tinued his strong start, hitting a two-
run homer in the ninth to hand the
Wolverines their first win over Ball
State. It was the third baseman's

runs a game. The pitching staff has
also done a solid job, posting an
overall ERA of 3.60. First-year stu-
dent Dennis Konuszewski, still
looking for his first win of the sea-
son after four appearances, will get
the nod to start tomorrow's game.
He will face several returning
starters who hit over .300 last sea-
son, including seniors Jason Welch
and Shawn Gillenwater, and junior
Brian Koelling.
Bowling Green just returned from
its spring trip in Phoenix. Even
though the Falcons beat Michigan,
8-0, last year in Ann Arbor, Platzer
is still pessimistic about his teams
chances.
"Last year we won 8-0, this year
we expect to lose 8-0," Platzer said.
"They're always a very fine team.
That was the first time we had
beaten them in a long, long time.
They're going to be very tough."

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We've got Hylights. Daily Sports

Marion

third game-winning RBI of the sea-
son.
"We were a little rusty this week-
end," Freehan said. "But our bats
started to connect the last day."
The Wolverines are hitting .269
thus far as a team, averaging 4.94

W Distinguished Lecture Series
N DR. CHARLES HENRY
"From the Beloved Community to
Common Ground: a Comparison
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
z
and Jesse Jackson"
Tuesday, March 27, 4:00 P.M
Hussey Room, Michigan League
o Reception Immediately Following the Lecture
W This series is sponsored by the Center for Afroamerican and African
Studies, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, and the
Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

THERE'S A JOB FOR YOU IN A SUMMER CAMP!
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Call or write for application.
AMERICAN CAMPING ASSOCIATION
12 WEST 31ST STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10001
1-800-777-CAMP.
The Black Student Union Presents
Min. Rasul Muhammad
of the Nation of Islam
The Son of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad
Speaking on
"How to Decrease the Gap Between the
Community and the Black Student"
Where: Room 100 Hutchins Hall (Univ. of Mich.)
Law Quad (corner of State and Monroe)
When: Tuesday, March 27, 1990,7:30 p.m.

Siieofad: lV'x3 1/4" Price: $29 Deadline: Tuesday, Match 28

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WITNESS HISTORY!
Come To The Formation Meeting
of The Nation's First Campus
JEWISH PEACE LOBBY

Thursday, March 29, 1990
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Michigan Union Ballroom

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Government
Job Fair
Investigate Government Job Openings
Meet with representatives from various agencies
Pick up applications & position descriptions
Interview for posted jobs
Preview participating organizations through conference briefing books
March 19-Marchn29
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