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Sp4ts Monday Trivia
What was the first state to
have an official state sport?
(For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 2)

Inside Sports Monday

'M' Sports Calendar
AP Football Top 25
AP Basketball Top 25
Top Ten
Gill Again
Swimming Preview
Ice Hockey


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The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday December 3,1990

Blue stuffs Utes, 81


by Phil Green
Daily Basketball Writer
Saturday afternoon, the Wolver-
ines trailed Utah, 7-0, with 14:47
remaining in the first half. Big Rick
Majerus hounded the sidelines in his
cowboy boots for the Utes.
It resembled a possible Michigan
football game. However, the crowd's
*deafening silence proved otherwise.
In a game marred by sloppiness
and constant fouls, the Michigan
men's basketball team battled back
from the deficit. The Wolverines de-
feated Utah, 81-65, behind
Demetrius Calip's 19 points and
Eric Riley's nine blocked shots (one
short of the Michigan record of 10,
set by Roy Tarpley in 1985).
Riley finally got Michigan on
*the scoreboard with a soft eight-foot
jump shot from the lane. With
12:46 remaining, Sam Mitchell gar-
nered Michigan's first offensive re-
bound when he tipped in Rob
Pelinka's missed shot. Thirty sec-
onds later, Mitchell did it again, and
the score was tied, 11-11.
After trading baskets, a Calip
dunk gave Michigan its first lead,
starting the Wolverines on an 13-3
run, as they opened a 28-16 advan-
tage. Tough interior defense led by
Riley and Mitchell keyed the run,
by David Schechter
Daily Basketb allWriter
The Wolverines' women's bas-
ketball team mauled Ohio University
!Saturday, 81-60, in Athens, Ohio,
leaving the Bobcats to lick their
Michigan's high octane offensive
was fueled by team captain Carol
Szczechowski, who posted 23
points, eight rebounds ,eight assists,
and four steals.
"She had a great game, she was
just tremendous," Michigan coach
Bud VanDeWege said.
Ohio University, one of the more
successful squads in the MAC, is
traditionally a tough team at home.
This year, they have turned to an up-
tempo offense in hopes of outrun-
ning their opponents. Still, the
Wolverines played with confidence,
dominating the game's tempo.
"We can handle a full court press,
that doesn't bother this team,"
VanDeWege said. "We got the game
into a half court situation in terms of
offensive for us. We didn't let them
force us into anything we didn't
want to do."
Michigan bad little trouble break-
ing the Bobcat's.full court press.
Within the first minute and a half of
the game, the Wolverines broke out
withga 6-0 lead; and four of those
points came off the Ohio press.
The Wolverine offense was no
match for the bobcat's defensive
strategies. "They are a team that
tried to come in and force the up
tempo and press us. We made the
press a total non-factor in the game,"
VanDeWege said.

Michigan center Trish Andrew
followed. Szczechowski as the
team's second leading scorer with 15
points. Sophomore Nikki Beaudry
added up 11 points.
VanDeWege was excited about
his team's performance and the way
the Wolverines continue to show
maturity as a young team. "The team
continues to play with poise that's
not indicative of their roster experi-
ence," he said. "I'm really very
happy about that."
The Wolverines wereslated to
play another non-conference game
against Bowling Green State

which received its spark from a tech-
nical foul on Utah coach Majerus.
A flurry of turnovers by the Utes
also helped key Michigan's run.
"Our guards don't have a concept
yet of how to play offensively,"
Majerus said.
The Wolverines rode their streak
into the intermission, finishing the
stanza with a 32-21 advantage.
As in their 72-63 victory
Wednesday night over Central
Michigan, the Wolverines came out
slow in the second half Saturday.
Utah cut Michigan's lead to
seven with thirteen minutes remain-
ing. The Utes' leading scorer, Josh
Grant, who the Wolverines shut out
in the first half, sparked the run.
However, Michael Talley pro-
vided Michigan with its own second
half star. Talley, who did not enter
the scoring column in the first
twenty minutes either, scored ten of
the Wolverines' next 12 points to
build Michigan's lead back to double
"Michael Talley played the best
game he's played for Michigan.
Period," coach Steve Fisher said.
"He made some good decisions,
made all his free throws, and did
what you hoped he would do."

Utah held tight the rest of the
way, and even though Michigan held
on for the victory, it did not come
The Utes out-rebounded Michi-
gan, 48-40. They had more offensive
rebounds (25) then baskets (23); in
addition, the Wolverines, with 27 de-
fensive rebounds, only grabbed two
more of Utah's misses than did the
Riley grabbed 15 rebounds along
with his blocks and 12 points, but
he was the Wolverines' only consis-
tent rebounder. Forwards Chris Seter
and Mitchell combined for only six
before each fouled out.
"Every time I would go up for a
rebound, I got contact on my back
and I was losing it a lot," Mitchell
said. "I started out well with the tip-
ins, but then they put (M'Kay)
McGrath on me, and he tried to
block me out a lot more. When I
grabbed the ball he pushed me away
from it, and that allowed me not to
hang on to it. So I have to practice
getting a good grip on the ball."
After Mitchell and Seter fouled
out, Fisher went to a four guard of-
fense with Riley in the middle.
Turn to page 7 for more basket-
ball coverage.

JU S" .mUA"" LIU
Wolverine Michael Talley drives past a Utah defender for two points
Saturday afternoon. Talley ignited Michigan in the second half, scoring 14
points to lead the Wolverines to an 81-65 victory over the Utes.


by Eric Lemont
Daily Football Writer
To the average fan, J.D Carlson
is not a student. He is not an athlete.
Nor for that matter is he serious,
persistent, thoughtful or fiercely
competitive (all traits which he does,
in fact, possess).
To the average fan, J.D might as
well stand for Just Deliver. To the
average fan, Carlson is one of only
two things: Hero or Goat.
When the Michigan placekicker
missed a 38-yard field goal with four
minutes left against Ohio State,
Carlson was the goat.
When he then hit a 37-yard field
goal to give the Wolverines a 16-13
victory as time expired, Carlson was
the hero.
The kicker himself didn't go
through such emotional swings. In
trying to get the errant kick high to
avoid a Buckeye block, Carlson
knew he had simply scraped up a big
chunk of dirt from an already torn-
up field.
"When I missed it I didn't really
have any reaction," he says. "I knew
there were four minutes left. You
can't let it affect you. You've got to
put it behind you."
And after kicking the subsequent
game winner, Carlson put that
behind him too.
"He was real excited, don't get
me wrong," recalls his brother Justin
(also a kicker on the team). "But 15
minutes after the game he seemed to

already have come back to
He's pretty much like that."
Carlson isn't one to whoo]
the lockerroom. He rarely pa
studies a lot.
"To be completely honest
the intellectual type," recalls G
Carlson's coach at Talahass
(Fla.) high school. "That didn'
too well with the rough-and
type football play-
ers. They respected
him very much but
they didn't social-
ize with him."
Not only did
Carlson lack a
stereotypical foot-
ball player's per-
sonality, but he
also lacked the
athletic talent ofhis
"When he first
started (ninth
grade), and J.D
knows this - I'm
not being critical
-he was achubby
little boy and not
an athlete at all,"
Cox says. "But
through hard work,
commitment and determina
turned himself into a great ki
tore the league apart. I thin]
body in the community was su
Carlson knew he didn't h
physical prowess to excel at1

normal. program like Tallahassee Leon. But
he also knew he had a developed a
p it up in strong leg from his years as a soccer
rties. He player. In between eighth and ninth
grade, with the technical help of Flor-
, he was ida State kicker Mike Rendina, and
ene Cox, with Justin shagging his kicks, Carlson
ee Leon made himself into a field goal kicker.
tmingle After tearing a ligament between
1-tumble his hip and back on the first kick of his
high school var-
sity career,
A Carlson came
back to earn All-
nAmerican honors
in his junior and
senior years.
"He's really
gifted with his leg
strength. And he's
smart," Justin
says. "It takes in-
telligence and alot
of hard work to be
a good kicker and
he has both."
Even with his
portfolio of post-
season prep hon-
ors, national col-
lege football pow-
ers paid him sur-
prisingly little at-
ation he tention. He was recruited by Notre
cker and Dame, Florida State and Florida, "but
k every- it ended up that in every school it came
rprised." down to between me and another guy,
have the and every school gave the other guy
a strong the scholarship."

Every school that is, except
Tulane. An excellent student,
Carlson was set to attend Yale
(which pleased Mom), before
deciding to give one more shot at
playing Divsion I college football
(which upset Mom). He sent some
films of his best kicks to Michigan
and earned an invitation to walk on.
As a Wolverine, he has made 29
of 39 field goals, including 13 of 14
last year.
As in high school, respect for
Carlson has stemmed from his
performance on the field.
"If I'm a valuable member of the
team, (translated: doesn't miss too
much) I fit under the team~concept
- the 'team' includes me," Carlson
says. "But other times it really feels
like I'm just a mercenary that they
hired out to kick."
In a way, Carlson is a victim of
the essential, isolating nature of
placekickers. He doesn't practice
with the rest of the team and he
rarely gets the opportunity to talk to
head coach Gary Moeller..
He says if he's lucky, he'll hear
Moeller yell "Field Goal!!! Get out
there!!! And don't miss it!!!"
In between kicks he'll do some
stretching, kick the ball into a
practice net and talk to punter Eddie
Azcona. "Basically, I don't do
anything," he admits.
The loneliness of the long-
distance field goal kicker.
See CARLSON, Page 6

Icers cry
in Boston
by Matt Rennie
Daily Hockey Writer
BOSTON - The story of
Michigan's trip to Boston this
weekend is a tale of two cities.
In actuality, the two cities were
one and the same, but the
Wolverines found little similarity
between their visits to Boston
University and Boston College.
The first was a place where mira-
cles could happen, where opponents'
five-goal leads evaporated, and where
home town heroes made good.
The second place was where real-
ity set in, where stars were sidelined
with injuries, and where the fact that
the other team might be better be-
came apparent.
Sunday, Michigan's weekend
magic spell ended abruptly as Boston
College crushed the Wolverines, 5-1.
The Eagles dominated the open-
ing period, during which the officials
handed out 33 penalty minutes.
Boston College took advantage of
the short-handed Wolverines by scor-
ing the only two goals of the period
on power plays. In fact, four of the
five BC goals came when Michigan
was a man down.
Jack Callahan drew first blood for
the Eagles just five minutes into the
contest off an assist from Mark
Three minutes later, Michigan
winger Ted Kramer ran into Eagle
goalie Sandy Galuppo, and a small
skirmish ensued. Kramer came out
the loser when penalties were doled
out, as he received a five minute
With this man advantage, BC
padded its lead as David Franzosa
tipped home a shot from Ted
Crowley to make it 2-0.
"We didn't play well at all,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
"We took unnecessary penalties all
game. If you take good penalties, the
team will kill them. Their power
play was the difference in the game."
The only goal of the second pe-
riod came off yet another Eagle
power play when Crowley scored on
a pass from David Emma.
The Wolverines had a few scoring
chances in the first two periods, but
Galuppo handled all of them, record-
ing 11 saves.
"Anytime you only give up one
goal, you're playing well," Berenson
said. "But we really didn't test him
Michigan's attack was hampered
by the omission of center Mark
Ouimet from the lineup. Friday
night, Ouimet aggravated his
achilles tendon injury which he orig-
inally suffered a week ago against
Ohio State. eTg
See BOSTON, Page 6

Men tankers race
at Ypsilanti, Indy

by Jeff Lieberman
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's swimming
team traveled down two different
roads this weekend. As half of the
squad visited Indianapolis to compete
in the U.S. Open meet, the other
half drove just down the road to
Ypsilanti to swim in the Eastern
Michigan Invitational.
The U.S. Open,, which is a
warm-up for the World
Championships, was marked by a
protest by roughly 500 swimmers
concerning possible NCAA restric-
tions on college athletics. Among
these restrictions are limiting manda-
tory practice to 20 hours per week
and reducing coaching staffs in all

holder David Wharton of Southern
Cal in the 400-meter Individual
Medley. The meet ended late Sunday
night and final scores were not
Four and a half hours northeast,
in a much milder atmosphere, the
rest of the Michigan team faced off
against such schools as Eastern

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The Michigan men's wrestling
team overcame its inexperience to
place fifth among 44 teams in the
highly competitive Las Vegas
Classic. Defending national cham-
pion Oklahoma State placed first
with 173 points, followed by Iowa
State (99), Arizona State (94.75),
Nebraska (90.75), and the
Wolverines (81).
Michigan was the only squad to
out-place its seedings in all 10
weight classes. Seven Wolverine
wrestlers placed, with Joey Gilbert
leading the team by placing second.
Gilbert lost to Oklahoma State's
Alan Fried, 14-6, in the finals.
Salem Yaffai, wrestling his first
match at 118 pounds after dropping

Wrestlers place fifth in
Las Vegas Classic
by Josh Dubow
Daily Sports Writer

terfinal action. Green could barely
walk on Saturday and was forced to
injury default.
"Lanny could have been a finalist
for us. He was wrestling as well as
he ever has. Hopefully he will be
healthy for this weekend's dual
meets. After that he will have a
month to get healthy," Bahr said.
Even though he did not place,
first-year walk-on Kevin Williams
(167) impressed Bahr.
"At the beginning of the year
Kevin initiated a tryout and really
impressed us. He won three matches
here while some better wrestlers lost
quicker than that. He proved to us he
wants to compete on the big time
level," Bahr said.

Women swimmers
take second at EMU

by David Kraft
Daily Sports Writer

competed in Indianapolis at the U.S.
Open Championships, the remaining

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