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Women's Cross Country
MSU Invitational
Friday, TBA
East Lansing
The Michigan Daily
Water skiiers
begin fall season
by Ken Davidoff
Daily Sports Writer
It's getting chillier by the day, and the leaves are
considering a color change in the near future. But if
you're into water skiing, don't put your equipment in
storage just yet.
The Michigan Water skiing Club is gearing up for
its first full season. Its opening tournament is this
weekend at Purdue, and with a host of new members,
the club hopes to impress its veteran competition.
The club was founded last March when sophomore
Brian Grieser, a transfer from Indiana University, gath-
ered 30 of his fellow water skiers to compete in tour-
neys at Ohio University and Michigan State. The squad
performed well, considering that most of its members
had never skied competitively before.
This past summer, some members participated indi-
vidually in preparation for this year. Last Thursday,
over 130 people attended the club's mass meeting.
Although the influx of participants will surely
improve the quality of the team, original member
Wendy West stresses that there is still a casual side to
it.
"Not everyone in the club is competitive," West
explained. "We have people at all skill levels. It's
still pretty mellow at this point. You ski when you
can; it's a low-pressure situation."
New members are always welcome regardless of
skill level.
"We hope to keep the club casual and have a highly-
competitive team within the club," West explained.
The club charges dues from its members in order to
meet costs and receives help in the form of equipment
from the Hydrodyne Boat Co. in Spencerville, Ind. It is
trying to receive funding from the University, which
has not yet officially recognized the group.
Practices take place at the nearby Whitmore Lake
Club, which has granted the squad access. Tournaments
last for two days and consist of three different events:
the slalom, the trick, and the jump. The slalom rewards
speed and shortness of rope length; the trick event
gives the skier 20 seconds to perform as many tricks as
possible as possible; and the jump measures distance.
After this weekend's journey to Purdue, the club
will prepare for the regionals, the date of which is un-
known at this time.

SPORTS

Volleyball
vs. Marquette
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Keen Arena

Wednesday, September 18, 1991

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Buckeyes, Spartans
face QB problems

by Phil Green
Daily Football Writer1
Last week, Michigan State coach
George Perles ended his quarterback
controversy by naming transfer Bret
Johnson as his starter. However, byI
the end of the Spartans' opening
game, Jim Miller was at the helm
attempting to resuscitate a dead of-
fense.
Contrary to Perles' hopes, the
change in signal-callers didn't help
the Spartans, as they fell to Central
Michigan, 20-3.
Ohio State coach John Cooper
hopes his quarterback problems
won't lead to a similar result. The
Buckeyes are 2-0 and ranked 16th in
the country, but their quarterback,
Kent Graham, will likely miss this
week's game against Washington
State.
Graham suffered a slight concus-
sion and shoulder separation in Ohio
State's 23-15 over Louisville Satur-
day. The Buckeyes expect him back
for their conference opener against
Wisconsin in two weeks. Redshirt
junior Kirk Herbstreet should start
while frosh Joe Pickens should see
time in the second half.
Despite the Buckeyes' and Spar-
tans' problems behind center, quar-
terbacking around the rest of the
conference remains solid.
"There's some great quarter-
backs in this league in (Elvis) Grbac,
(Illinois' Jason) Verduzco, and
many others," said Iowa quarter-

BRIAN UANT iuvaily
Quarterback Elvis Grbac teamed up with receiver Desmond Howard on the famous fourth-
and-one. Yesterday, they again teamed up, being named co-Big Ten Players of the week.
Student hockey tickets go on sale Friday

from staff reports
Student hockey season tickets will be on
sale Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the base-
ment of the Union. The tickets will be sold on
a first-come, first-serve basis for $50 per sea-
son package.
The ticket sales will be coordinated with
the grand opening of the Subway restaurant in
the Union. Subway donated Michigan hockey
sweatshirts to be given away to the first 500
purchasers of season tickets.
Also available are mini-season packages,
which allow the fan to pick six home games to

attend for $36.
In anticipation of brisk ticket sales, the
Athletic Department has expanded the stu-
dent section and made 1,000 season tickets
available for students. The success of last
year's team and the optimistic prognostica-
tions about this year's squad are expected to
bolster sales. Michigan is ranked in the top
two of most pre-season polls.
After Friday, students can purchase their
season tickets at the Athletic Ticket Office on
Hoover.

back Matt Rodgers, last season's
Big Ten offensive co-MVP. "I think
the team that produces the best
quarterback is the team that's going
to win the most. The winning quar-
terback, the one that goes to the
Rose Bowl, is going to be the one
that wins everything outright."
BACK-TO-BACK: After his
four-touchdown performance
against Boston College a week and a
half ago, Desmond Howard garnered
his first award of the season - Big 0
Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
His two touchdowns Saturday
against Notre Dame earned him the
award for a second consecutive
week. This time, he shared the award
with co-recipient and teammate
Elvis Grbac.
Howard will be unable to win a
third straight award, as the Wolver-
ines take this week off.
Wisconsin defensive back Troy S
Vincent wrapped up the confer-
ence's Defensive Player of the Week
honors. Ironically, he received the
award more for his offense than his
defense. Vincent set a Badger record
with 241 return yards on punts and
kickoffs, including a 90-yard touch-
down punt return.
"He was a threat all day and re-
ally played well on defense," Wis-
consin coach Barry Alvarez said.
"He's an outstanding young man
with a lot of abilities, and he show-
cased those abilities on Saturday."
While Blue
takes week
off, Griddes
rolls on
Attention griddes fans: this week
we have no Michigan game for you, so
our tie-breaker will be the score of
this weekends Notre Dame-Michigan
State game. Too bad both teams can't
lose.
Bring your entry to the Daily in
the Student Publications building at
420 Maynard Street before Friday for
your chance to win a $10 gift certifi-
cate to O'Sullivan's Eatery & Pub.
1. Houston at Illinois
2. Kentucky at Indiana
3. Michigan St. at Notre Dame
4. Minnesota at Colorado
5. Northwestern at Rutgers .
6. Washington St. at Ohio St.
7. Brigham Young at Penn St.
8. Iowa St. at Wisconsin
9. Akron at Central Michigan
10. Washington at Nebraska
11. Florida at Syracuse
12. Temple at Clemson
13. Utah St. at Oklahoma
14. Georgia at Alabama
15. Missouri at Baylor
16. Miss. St. at Tennessee
17. Texas A&M at Tulsa
18. Virginia at Georgia Tech
19. Auburn at Texas
20. WVU at Maryland
Tiebreaker:
Michigan St.
Notre Dame
Name:
Phone:
U Of M Womens'
Volleyball Club

Mass Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 19
7:30 at the CCRB,
room 1250
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