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* Who is the all-time steals
leader in NBA post-season
(For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 12)

Inside Sports Monday
A.P. Football Top 25 12
College Top 20 12
'M' Sports Calendar 12
Gillagain 13
Griddes 14
Camp Fisher 15

The Michigan DailyM1

'uik Stat'
The Lions loss against the
ucs was their first since aj
2-7 defeat Nov.19, 1989
against Cincinnati. Detroit
had won five regular
season and four exhibition
games during that span.
Pontiac, MI (AP) - Vinny
Testaverde is keeping his feet still,
his head high and his passes aimed at
his Tampa Bay teammates.
Testaverde threw three touch-
downs and was intercepted only once
yesterday as the Buccanneers beat the
Detroit Lions, 38-21.
Testaverde completed 16 of 21
passes for 237 yards, including a 54-
yard touchdown to Ron Hall just
two minutes and 15 seconds into the
"It doesn't matter what the stats
are or how many touchdown passes I
* threw," Testaverde said. "We won
and that's what counts."
Detroit coach Wayne Fontes was
as impressed with Testaverde as he
expected he would be.
"He played like an All-American,
an All-Pro, whatever," Fontes said.
"It's his time to play well, and he
played well."
Testaverde was feeling some heat
when the Bucs acquired Chris
* Chandler from the Colts, but he also
gained some much needed assistance
when Gary Anderson signed on.
Anderson caught Testaverde's third
touchdown pass, a 19-yard floater
over the middle.
Anderson caught six passes for
79 yards and ran 21 times for 74
yards. He was replaced by rookie
Reggie Cobb, who scored on a 2-
yard run and gained 43 yards on 11
A holdout in a contract dispute in
San Diego last year, Anderson is a
happy to be back in Tampa, where
he had some of his finest games
with the USFL's Tampva Bay
"It feels good to be back to
work," he said. "I didn't have
anything to prove. I'll let other
*s people worry about that."
The Lions, who won five straight
to close the 1989 season and were
undefeated in the preseason, were
outmuscled and outhustled.
"I'm angry and the guys know
I'm angry," Fotes said. "We just
got pushed around more than we
should have."
Especially the offensive line that
was supposed to protect quarterback
* Rodney Peete. He managed a 25-yard
See LIONS, Page 14

equal '89.
win total;
beat CMU
by Theodore Cox
Daily Sports Writer
The winning side of the Peggy
Bradley-Doppes era has begun. The
new volleyball coach notched her
first victory over the weekend when
the Wolverines beat Central Mich-
igan last Saturday in the Central
Michigan Tournament, 15-9, 15-12,
The much needed victory came
'I've had to get on
them because the
team is playing better
than last season, yet
they are still not
- Peggy Bradley-
Volleyball coach
after six straight losses in the young
season. Their last defeat came at the
hands of Louisville in a tough three
sets that began the tournament
Friday, 9-15, 16-18, 15-17.
"I've had to get on them because
the team is playing better than last
season, yet they are still not win-
ning," Bradley-Doppes said. "The
See SPIKERS, page 15
From Staff Reports
The men's rugby team set the
pace for the football team with a
clean sweep of Notre Dame in South
Bend this weekend. The ruggers
defeated the Irish in three straight
matches by the scores of 44-4, 22-
10, and 16-4.
The first match pitted the teams'
two A sides. Captain Tae-ni Chang
Stroman and Scott Chrisler led the
Wolverines, combining for 16
points. Notre Dame's young and
inexperienced side was dominated by
the explosive speed of Michigan's
backline. A commendable perfor-
mance was also seen by exchange
student Ule von Jaegermeister, play-
ing his first match for Michigan
after arriving from West Germany.
The B game was the closestgame
of the day. Down 6-0, the All Blues
rallied behind scores from 20-year
veteran and alumnus Tom Raboine
and senior Tom Warburton to take a
commanding lead. Second-year law
student Bruce Goldner iced the game
See RUGBY, Page 15



Swimmer tells

of rigors involved in adjusting
a first-year student-athlete

tO Michigan as
Editor's Note: Andy Stabile is a member of
the 1989-90 Big Ten Champion Michigan men's
swim team which placed fourth in the NCAA
Championships. Stabile is a sophomore at
Michigan after graduating from Sault Area High
school in Sault Ste. Marie. He stands 5-feet-9
inches, 135 pounds and swims the butterfly.
Undefeated in four years of high school
swimming, Stabile holds five upper peninsula
Stabile wrote at the Daily during the summer.
Each month, a different Michigan athlete will
write of his or her experiences as an athlete at
Michigan. Here, Stabile writes of his
experiences as a first-year student-athlete.
by Andy Stabile
Maybe you're from a small town.
Or maybe you call the city your home.
Either way, you were somewhat of a local
sports figure. Your career was followed by the
local media. Friends, relatives, as well as others,
all found out, and were excited when you made
your decision to become a Wolverine and bring
your talents to the University of Michigan. You
are about to become a first-year student-athlete.
Now, high school days are memories, and you
are wondering what exactly the "college life" is
Wondering what it takes to make it.
Wondering how good your teammates and
opponents really will be.
At least, that is how it was for me.

I spent my high school years at your average
small town Class B high school in Michigan's
upper peninsula. I experienced quite a successful
high school swimming career and was quite
excited when I was offered the chance to swim for
the University of Michigan. I knew I would be
one of the slower swimmers on the team, and the
longer and more intense workouts seemed to (and
still do) worry me, but the thought of swimming
with some of the nation's best swimmers excited
I knew Michigan, not the Army, was the
place for me to "be all I could be."
For me, the transition from high school to
college probably couldn't"t have been greater, but
the bigger surprise was the blood, sweat, and
tears it took to make the jump that I, like so
many others, thought would be a little hop.
After arriving in Ann Arbor, nine other frosh
swimmers and I were promptly introduced to the
dormitory life and the party scene. (The two are
often interchangeable.) The first three weeks were
one big party- classes seemed to be reviewing old
material and swimming had not yet begun. We
spent this time getting to know our new
teammates and enjoying our new freedom.
These were good times not all first-year
students took part in- it was the first advantage of
being an athlete. Unlike most incoming frosh, I
had thirty teammates with whom i quickly
bonded and became friends. They showed me, and
the other rookies, the ropes and made it easy for

us to fit in and feel accepted at this huge new
place where it might be easy to feel lost and
friendless early on. Things were going as smooth
as I could have hoped. Then workouts began.
The time I spent in the pool was about the
same as my high school years, one workout
before and after classes plus one Saturday
morning. I was taking 16 credit hours of classes,
which in itself didn't take any more time than
my high school classes. But the intensity of the
workouts and classes at least doubled. Add to that
about eight more hours a week for weights,
stretching, and dryland- that I wasn't used to-
and it isn't hard to see how I quickly became
fatigued. After a short while, I could no longer
give as much energy to schoolwork or
swimming as I hoped I could have.
It wasn't long until my world seemed to be
falling apart.
On top of swimming and school, there were
hundreds of other adjustments I never could have
imagined or been prepared for until I lived
through it myself.
A Sinking Feeling
On top of swimming and school there were
hundreds of other adjustments In never could have
imagined or been prepared for until I lived
through it myself. Getting along with my
roommate, budgeting money, living through fire
drills, and trying to sleep while my neighbor was
blasting his stereo were among the many
See STABILE, page 14

Mondays are depressing. The weekend's over, and you have to
start going to classes again. Well, you don't really have to go, but
that's not the point. Mondays don't have to be depressing anymore.
We at the Daily sports staff are here to satisfy your appetite for
articles on Michigan sports with Sports Monday, the most expansive
coverage of all Michigan sports anywhere.
While you can always find sports stories in the Daily, Monday is
special in that we bring you expanded coverage of all the weekend
events, from football to field hockey. In addition to game coverage,
look for regular Monday features, such as Mike Gill's heralded
column Gillagain, which today can be found on page 13.
Mondays also mean the Michigan Sports Calendar, a handy
reference to keep up with your favorite Wolverine squad. Sports
buffs can test their knowledge with the weekly trivia question, and in
the upcoming weeks, look for poignant interviews with local and
national celebrities from the world of sports in the Daily's exclusive
Q&A interview.
Finallv. Griddes is back for another season: see paae 14 for more

Start the hype!!!
It's 'M'-ND week

by Mike Gill
Daily Football Writer
Welcome to Monday.
Which, in other words, depending
on the exact moment you are reading
- this, is actually T-minus 120 to 144
hours away from kickoff of The
Game of the Year (until Notre Dame
faces Miami), The Game of the
Decade (until October 20 again) or
the Game of the Century (not
including last year's dubbed game.)
Get the idea?
Todhv the hvne bein before the

booth can keep this game from
getting it's rightly deserved hype.
And the questions bombarding
the coaches will be equally tanta-
"So, Coach Gary Moeller, what
did you eat for dinner last night?"
"And breakfast?"
"But didn't Bo have his eggs done
Then the ultimate headline the
next day to ever increase the hype
will read: "Mo Breaks Bo Tradition."

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