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November 05, 1990 - Image 9

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When was the last time the
Michigan ice hockey team won
the national championship?
(For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 2)

AP Top25 2
College Top 20 2
'M' Sports Calendar . 2
Top Ten 2
Athlete-of-the-Week 2
Griddes 2
Q&A 3
Fraternity IM Standings 3
Ice Hockey 4
Soccer 5
Women's Swimming 5
Gill Again 6
Women's Tennis 6
Football 7



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by Theodore Cox
Daily Basketball Writer
'Now who's the better recruiter?
Michigan coach Steve Fisher
made a big step in erasing his image
as a weak recruiter by landing his
first top-five recruit last week.
Juwan Howard of Chicago Vocation-
I High School verbally committed
the Wolverines late Thursday after
narrowing his choices to Bill Frie-
der's Arizona State and Michigan.
The 6-foot-9, 235-pound senior
averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds
in Chicago's com-
petitive Public
League. He shot
52 percent from
the field and 67
percent from the
line to lead his
team to a 24-7 sea-
son. Howard was
named in Street
and Smith's mag-
H oward azine as one of the
top-five high
school players in the country.
"It was a tough decision, but I
chose Michigan because of the
*amily atmosphere, the way they
made me feel and the way they
related to my family," Howard told
the Chicago Sun-Times. "My
See HOWARD, Page 5
o winless
in last five
by Josh Dubow
Daily Sports Writer
Saturday morning, at Tartan Turf,
*he Michigan women's field hockey
team concluded its season with a 1-0
loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Wolverines finished the season
with a five game winless streak,
including three consecutive scoreless
games, and a final record of 12-7-2.
After being ranked No. 19
nationally with a 12-3-1 record,
Michigan started its slide with a trip
to Iowa City. There, the Wolverines
Ouffered a disappointing tie to an
inferior Michigan State squad and a
loss to No. 9 ranked Iowa.
Michigan returned home the next
weekend only to fall again to Iowa
and lose a 1-0 heartbreaker against
Northern Illinois in the final
As they did on Sunday against
Northern Illinois, the Wolverines
tuck to their gameplan of controlled
passing and working the right side of
the field, but again they came up
short on the scoreboard as they
See STICKERS, Page 3

Spikers shock #16
Illinos in three sets
defeat, losing in three tight games,
by Albert Lin 15-13, 15-13, 15-10.
Daily Sports Writer "I'm speechless. I don't know
The Cincinnati Reds' World what to say,"_said senior Julia
Series victory over the Oakland A's Sturm, who led the Wolverine attack
was surprising. But there are upsets with 17 kills. "I just want to get as
and there are UPSETS. mudi of-this (feeling) as I can," she
If you ask Michigan volleyball added.
coach Peggy Bradley-Doppes, her --"We made as many errors as
team pulled off what may have been we've-made rinmy seven years here,"
the biggest win in the program's said Illini coach Dr. Mike Hebert.
history Saturday night. "We were not very competitive."
16th-ranked and traditional vol- After a hard fought first two
leyball powerhouse Illinois came to games, the third game seemed lost
Ann Arbor having swept the first for the Wolverines as they fell
two matches on its current road trip. ehind quickly, 5-1. But they
But they left town with a humbling - . -See UPSET, Page 3

Defensive star Andrea Lucadam is mobbed after Michigan stuns Illinois.


D efe ns e,
S pecial
teams key
by Mike Gill
Daily Football Writer
Road to Pasadena was closed two
weeks ago for the Wolverines.
The alternate route advised is still
taking Michigan towards a New
Year's Day date. With four bowl
representatives watching their every
move, the defense and special teams
led Michigan to an impressive 38-13
win over Purdue, Saturday in front
of a Poultry Day crowd of 38,750 at
Ross-Ade Stadium.
The loss left hapless Purdue (0-5
Big Ten, 1-7 overall) spinning its
wheels, despite a valiant effort. The
Boilermakers most striking numbers
were not ones they will enjoy: three
lost fumbles, three interceptions,
four quarterback sacks, and a blocked
It led Michigan coach Gary
Moeller to say, "I was happiest
about the way our defense played and
I thought it was probably the best
game we've had this year."
Sure, Purdue took a 6-0 lead:And
yes, quarterback Eric Hunter did
leave with a bag full of impressive
But if bend but not break is the
way Michigan likes to play defense,
it experienced a successful afternoon.
Despite Hunter's amazing talent,
he could not tally the overwhelming
numbers needed to let the Boiler-
makers pull off the upset. The
sophomore quarterback threw for 250
yards on the day, completing 29 of
44 attempts for one touchdown. Yet,
the strong arm and unorthodox style
See PURDUE, Page 7

Michigan defensive back Dave Ritter flies past Purdue Punter Eric Bruun after blocking his second punt in three weeks. KENNETH SMOLLER/aily
when fellow defensive back Dwayne Ware ran the loose ball into the endzone for a Wolverine touchdown.
Ware, Ritter make habit ofspecia' play

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A shift in the
offensive line left Michigan free safety David
Ritter uncovered. He broke through the opening,
dove headlong, and blocked the punt. As the ball
bounded toward the endzone, Dwayne Ware
scooped it up and ran it in for the score,
extending Michigan's four point lead.
That was against Iowa. Or was it Purdue?
Actually, the special teams tandem duplicated
the feat they had accomplished just two weeks
earlier against Iowa, only this time the
Wolverines would not look back. Michigan
jumped out to a 17-6 lead on Ware's touchdown
and used his fumble recovery on the ensuing
kickoff three seconds later to add to the margin en
route to a 38-13 victory over the Boilermakers.
"As we've always said, and every coach will
tell you, you can't overestimate the importance
of special teams," Michigan coach Gary Moeller
said. "The blocked kick and recovering a kickoff

in there have to be performed well and we took
advantage of them."
The two recoveries allowed Michigan to open
up a close game. Just 1:34 after Ware's
touchdown, Elvis Grbac hit Desmond Howard
slanting over the middle to
Ryan put the game out of Purdue's
Schreiber reach, 24-6, with over five
minutes left in the half. But
it was Ware's fumble re-
covery off the kickoff that
set up Howard's score, again
the actions of the special
"We kicked a high kick
and the upback backed into
the receiver," Ware recalled.
"He bobbled it and it came
forward. I was able to get my
hand on it and pull it in."

Yet the true turning point was Michigan's
second blocked punt in two weeks. Ritter cites
no difference between either the block against
Iowa or Purdue.
"It was just like the Iowa one," Ritter said.
"People were stepping out of the way, maybe
worrying about the return so much. With Tripp
(Welborne) back there it's a problem. So when
they're worrying about the return, it's a great
opportunity for us to block it."
Purdue punter Eric Bruun saw Ritter flashing
through at the last second and tried to adjust his
kick to no avail.
"I tried to kick it more up," Bruun said. "As
far as what happened, I don't know. We'll see on
film if someone missed a block."
Purdue coach Fred Akers, who has faced some
of the best special teams in the nation in
Washington and Notre Dame, thought that


by Walter Butzu
Daily Sports Writer
A leopard can't change its spots,
but a chameleon can change its
color. The same can be said of senior
soccer player Matt Dikin, who,
while wearing many hats, is always
the same inside.
Needless to say, Dikin is a
diverse individual.
He describes himself as
"aggressive, peurotic, but amiable."
0 He says he enjoys watching

Matt Dikin
fuses family,
soccer, religion

midfield position, Michigan would
not have attained its current 11-7
Though soccer takes up a
majority of his time, sports takes a
back seat to the two other passions
in his life: religion and family.
"I like to be a spiritual person; I
like to keep that avenue in mind," he
says. "Religion sets guidelines for
me and gives me a sense of peace."
Dikin is easy to like and has
made two distinct groups of friends.
at Michigan - those from church

'Upset first
place icers
by Dan Zoch
Daily Hockey Writer
The Michigan hockey team
brought a broom into Yost Ice Arena
this weekend, expecting a pair of
relatively easy victories over Ferris
State. What they expected and what
they got were two different things as
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