Page 10 -The Michigan Daily -Thursday, October 18,1990
Blue rugby is 'rough,
tough and intense'
Blue seeks revenge
against Falcon icers
by Matt Ronnie
by Andrew M. Kleiman
Daily Sports Contributor
Wounded, but still alive.
Bleeding, but breathing.
This may be the only way to de-
scribe the all-undergraduate Michigan
rugby team as they are a mere two
weeks away from the Big Ten Tour-
nament. Each team qualifies for the
Big Ten Tournament, regardless of
club league record.
Coming off a 30-4 defeat at the
hands of the Chicago Blaze last Sat-
urday and an 0-2 straight elimination
in the Michigan Cup in Midland two
weeks ago, the team (3-4-1) plays
Chicago's Southside Irish Collegiate
Select-Sidedthis Saturday on
Mitchell Field. The senior team (1-
1-1) will also compete against the
"We will use this week, as well
as the remaining league matches, to
prepare for the all-encompassing Big
Ten Tournament," said injured col-
lege player and rugby president Pat
S"Thecollege is loaded with new,
inexperienced players, but filled with
raw talent," he continued. "We came"
back in both matches in Midland,
but we lacked the technical skills to
take the victories."
Despite inexperience, Muscat is
confident these two weeks of
matches and practice will put the
Wolverines over the top.
"We will challenge for the Big
Ten Title on November 3. The U of
M team should be a force to reckon
that weekend," Muscat said.
"Although Ohio State and MSU will
be tough, we can beat every single
team in the Big Ten."~
The league season, consisting of
9 or 10 club matches preceding the
Big Ten Tournament, is not simply
training formality for the all-under-
graduate college team.
"We go to win every weekend,"
Muscat concluded. "It's rough, tough
Daily Hockey Writer
The Michigan hockey team does
not need any additional motivation
for this week's series with Bowling
Nobody has to remind the
Wolverines they stayed home while
the Falcons received an NCAA tour-
nament bid, despite the fact that
Michigan beat Bowling Green, 5-4,
in the consolation game of the
The Wolverines also remember
the triple overtime game which gave
the Falcons a two-games-to-one vic-
tory in the opening series of the
CCHA playoffs two years ago.
And no one has to tell Michigan
coach Red Berenson that his teams
have never finished ahead of Bowling
Green during his six-year tenure as
the head man for the Wolverine
hockey program. Last year, the Fal-
cons took three out of the four meet-
ings between the two clubs and
edged the Wolverines for third-place
in the CCHA.
No, motivation will not be a
problem for this series, which opens
tonight at Bowling Green and re-
sumes tomorrow night at Yost. The
Wolverines have spent an entire
summer with dreams or, more ap-
Every Thursday 6-9pm is
propriately, nightmares, of Falcons
dancing in their heads. 0
Bowling Green has been such a
nemesis for the Wolverine icers that
this rivalry takes a backseat only to
Michigan State in terms of inten-
"This is definitely up there with
our top rivalries," sophomore center
Mark Ouimet said. "We were just
telling ourselves when we were
stretching (during practice) that they
have got to be on our minds alp
Last week, Bowling Green
opened the season by dropping two
straight to Lake Superior State, 3-1
and 10-2. Meanwhile, the Wolver-
ines swept Miami in two blowouts,
but Berenson is still wary of the
Falcons' potential despite the loss of
defenseman Rob Blake and cent*
Nelson Emerson to the NHL.
"If you look at the record last
year, they always seemed to bounce
back after a tough weekend," Beren-
son said. "We'll have our hands full.
"Every series is a big series," he
said. "We felt they didn't necessarily
beat us on the ice last year. But last
year is last year, and this year is this
And no one has to tell that to th
Build a future means
letting go of the past
> A new play by Reynolds Price
(Author of The Tongues of
Angels and Kate Vaiden)
<<~> Trueblood, Theatre
Oct 14, 21 at 2 PM
$9 general admission
Students $5 with ID
League Ticket Office
Junior right winger Denny Felsner leads the undefeated Wolverines into
Bowling Green tonight. During last years' CCHA playoff win against the
Falcons, Felsner scored two goals and two assists.
AROUND fHE WORLD
STUDY AND RESEARCH GRANT
The Michigan Chapter of the Circumnavigators Club is
offering a $6,000 "Around-the-World" study grant to an
enrolled 1990 junior.
Travel is to be completed during the summer of 1991.
Project Proposal Deadline: Nov. 26, 1990
For more information, call 747-3560; or stop by
THE OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS,
5208 Angell Hall.
208 S. FIRST
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- Robyn Hitchcock
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Macintosh Classic 2/40
Apple's replacement for the Macintosh SE
Macintosh ilsi 2/40
Macintosh Hsi 5/80
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The University of Michigan has made special arrangements with
Apple to allow KickOff '90 purchasers to change their orders to
either the Macintosh Classic or the Ilsi. All Macintosh SE 2/40
orders have automatically been changed to the new Macintosh Classic 2/40.
If you prefer to keep your original Macintosh SE order, you MUST submit a
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The new Apple systems are also available to SE/30 and Ilci purchasers just by
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Reopening Monday, October 15th through Thursday, October 18th, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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