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The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - April 2, 1990
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by Matt Rennie
Daily Baseball Writer
History was made in Indiana this weekend,
but Michigan baseball coach Bill Freehan would
have preferred more traditional results.
For the first time since the Big Ten went to a
two-doubleheader format for conference play,
Indiana won three out of four games against
Michigan. The series marked the Big Ten opener
for both teams. Michigan is now 12-11 overall,
while the Hoosiers are 15-11.
The Wolverines started the weekend on the
right foot, winning the first game Saturday, 4-0.
Sophomore righthander Russell Brock scattered
ten Hoosier hits in a complete-game effort to
raise his record to 4-1. Brock benefited from three
Michigan double plays.
Senior rightfielder Phil Price collected the
game-winning RBI in the first inning with a
single. Price also stroked a double later in the
three at Indiana
game, the 49th of his career. That mark ties Price
with Ken Hayward and Casey Close for the
Michigan career record.
Other hitting heroes for the Wolverines
included third baseman Tim Flannelly, who went
3 for 4 on the day, and catcher Mike Matheny,
whose third-inning home run highlighted a 2-for-
3 performance. Flannelly hit successfully in all
four games to extend his hitting streak to 21
The Hoosiers took their revenge in the second
game Saturday by edging the Wolverines, 2-1.
All of Indiana's runs came in the bottom of the
second inning as Hoosier rookie Dan Zanolla
ripped an RBI single for the first run of the
game. Sophomore Mike Smith later added to the
Indiana lead by stealing home.
The Wolverines appeared poised to stage a
come back in the top of the third when Flannelly
knocked in a run and put runners on first and
third with one out. Price then bounced to third
and the Hoosiers turned it into one of their three
double plays of the afternoon.
The skies grayed and so did the outlook for
the Maize and Blue on Sunday. The first game of
the twinbill took eight innings to decide, as the
Hoosiers emerged victorious, 4-3.
Michigan got off to a 3-0 lead in the first
inning after tallying three unearned runs.
Sophomore first baseman Andy Fairman and
rookie designated hitter Scott Winterlee both hit
RBI singles after Price reached base on an error.
See INDIANA, Page 8
Editors Note: In February, Daily
Basketball Writer Steven Cohen
accompanied Mike Boyd on a
recruiting trip to the Detroit area
and Indianapolis to scout three
prospective Wolverines, each in
their junior year of high school. The
trip took place, between February
10-20, one of the periods allotted
for the evaluation of recruits.
Coaches are not permitted to talk to
recruits in person during evaluation
periods. Because coaches are not
permitted to talk about recruits, the
names of all the juniors are omitted.
Today, Cohen writes of his
experiences on the road with Boyd.
by Steven Cohen
Daily Basketball Writer
Before last month, my knowledge
of Michigan basketball recruiting
was restricted primarily to the
mythology surrounding former
Wolverine coach Bill Frieder. Frieder
was characterized as a manic,
relentless recruiter, who ate, slept,
and breathed basketball. The last
movie he had seen was reportedly
The Godfather in 1972.
When he was told "If Bo Derek is
a ten, then he is a nine," about one
player, he allegedly said "What
school does this Bo Derek play for?"
The tales surrounding Frieder
may be more fact than fiction.
Nonetheless, I was a little bit
concerned that Boyd would be
interested in few things outside of a
given player's vertical leap.
But in contrast to the image
Frieder earned as a monomaniacal
adherent to the church of basketball,
Boyd appears to be a well-rounded
individual with a great deal of
interests outside of roundball.
I learn this shortly after I get into
the car with Boyd to travel to a
Birmingham private school to watch
a 6-9 junior's practice. The subject
of the music on the radio extends to
movies and then, finally, to
television. Boyd recalls a particular
talk show host from his days as an
assistant coach at Kent State,
"He was a very close friend of
(former Golden Flash star) Cortez
Brown," Boyd says. "He was always
Recruiting trips are full
of stories and searches for
Michigan's Mike Boyd
hanging around the basketball team.
It's funny the first time I saw him
on TV, I knew that I recognized him
but I thought it was from Northern
Michigan (where Boyd played
basketball and football in college)
but then I realized it was from Kent
We arrive at Detroit Country
Day around 10:00 a.m., about the
same time as the earliest of the
basketball players. While we are
waiting, we are looking around at
the various showcases which herald
the past athletic successes of the
private school. In the hallway, an
oaktag poster prominently
encourages students to go to an
upcoming dance. The sign is entitled
"Top Ten Reasons to Attend Spring
Dance," a la David Letterman, with
the No.1 factor being the chance to
"hang out with sweaty basketball
Soon, a few of the afore-
mentioned sweaty basketball players
arrive and exchange greetings with
Boyd, whom they obviously had
seen recruiting their heralded
The first player to start shooting
is a thickly muscled 5-10 guard, who
concedes that he is a considerably
better football player than hoopster.
He exhibits a scrappy determination
to hit his shots, yet it is evident that
his limited basketball skills can only
afford him the opportunity to
compete in practices.
In a matter of minutes the team
is assembled and the squad begins
the first of many drills. Boyd and I
take a bleacher seat in the corner of
the gym, and at the time we are the
only spectators there. Moments later
the cadre of coaches begins to .
assemble. It includes Michigan State
coach Jud Heathcote with his
assistant, Tom Izzo. University of
Detroit coach Ricky Byrdsong, his
assistant Tom Hall, and Toledo
assistant Stan Joplin also arrive on
When Joplin saunters past, the
other coaches can't help but laugh at
his attire. Joplin is bedecked in blue
and yellow Toledo sweats, and a
Champion See BOYD, Page 7
Wisconsin's John Byce holds up the NCAA Ice Hockey Championship
trophy after the Badgers defeated Colgate yesterday at Joe Louis Arena in
Detroit. Byce scored a hat trick to lead Wisconsin to a 7-3 victory.
Byce's three goals lead
win over Colgate
by Ted Cox
Daily Sports Writer
DETROIT - Wisconsin center John Byce's three goals yesterday led the
Badgers to their fifth NCAA championship since 1973. The senior began
the game with a goal and finished the game with a goal as his team defeated
the Colgate Red Raiders 7-3.
Wisconsin won the title front of 15,034 people at Joe Louis Arena,
about two-thirds of which were Badger faithful.
"What a better way to go out then to win it all," Wisconsin leftwinger
Steve Rohlik said. "We worked our tails off when we came into this season.
We set our goals straight. These guys can tell you the same, it's an
unbelievable feeling. We're real excited right now."
"I think we realized that you've got to be good to get this far,"
Rightwinger Chris Tancill said. "The best way to put it is that we were
confident, yet cautious. I think they tried hard, but the bottom line is we're
the better team. We weren't going to be denied."
Friday night Wisconsin coach Jeff Sauer said he was surprised at how
tightly defended the game was in his team's 2-1 win over Boston College.
The first period of the championship game against Colgate was anything
but tightly played.
Wisconsin spread their offense out and attacked the Red Raiders to take a
4-1 advantage. Only 1 minute 30 seconds had expired before Byce's first
shot bounced off Colgate goaltender Dave Gagnon and into the net on a
Badger power play. See BADGERS, Page 6
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -
Stanford completed a five-year climb
to the top of women's basketball
yesterday by defeating Auburn 88-81
in the NCAA championship game
behind the record three-point
shooting of Katy Steding and
Stading made six three-pointers
and Azzi four as Stanford won its
first national title and handed Auburn
its third straight loss in a
The Cardinal did it by going over
the tnn of Aurn's zone defense
DENVER (AP) - Brent
Musburger, the primary voice of
CBS sports during the 1980's, was
fired by the network yesterday in a
move that shocked officials at CBS
and other networks.
Because the move was announced
on April Fool's Day and one day
before the NCAA basketball
championship - which Musburger
is scheduled to broadcast - many,
television officials at first dismissed
it as a joke.
A worker at CBS Sports' studios
in New York called the Associated
Press insisting the announcement
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Bitsy Ritt's squads as they approach the Big Ten season.
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by Albert Lin
Daily Sports Writer
And in the end, they did it.
On Saturday evening the men's
gymnastics team stepped into Varsi-
ty Arena, aware that the prolonging
of their season depended on scoring
at least 274 points in the Michigan
weekend meets involving the teams
immediately ahead of the Wolverines
"As a team, we did really well.
We finally put it together and just
hit," Ruben Ceballos said.
The Wolverines started the meet
strong, hitting on all six floor