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Women's Basketball
vs. Cuban National Team
Thursday, 5:45 p.m.
* Crisler Arena

SPORTS

Men's Basketball
vs. Cuban National Team
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

The Michigan Daily Tuesday, November 12, 1991 Page 9

VOLEYALL NOTEBOOK

Mo-tivation

4 M'

fans

Illinois
by Jeff Sheran
Daily Football Writer

game

is target for coaches, players,

*cash in
at Keen
Saturday
by Ken Davidoff
Daily Sports Writer
Sure, you can catch a Michigan
volleyball match almost any time,
but it's not every day you get a
chance to sprawl around Cliff Keen
Arena on your hands and knees and
shove dollar bills down your pants
- ergo the success of the first
"Dash For Cash" between the sec-
ond and third games of the Wolver-
ines' loss to Penn State Saturday
night.
The event, a brainchild of the
Michigan Athletics promotions de-
partment, selected five contestants
and gave them a minute to gather as
much of the $2000 spread around the
floor as they could. The winner, Ken
Richards, managed to gather $278.
Richards, like all of his opponents,
had a planned strategy going into
the competition.
"Well, I just ran out there and
slid on my knees and stacked the
piles up and stuffed it in my unbut-
toned shirt and looked around and
scooped it up and then stuffed it in,
moved over and scooped it up and
stuffed it in," he explained. "I just
kept grabbing and stuffing."
Through this and other specta-
cles, associate athletic director Bob
DeCarolis aspires to spur attendance
increases in volleyball and other
non-revenue sports.
"This will hopefully generate
interest," he said. "People had a
good time. This is the first year
we've tried it; it will hopefully be a
success."
A total of $862 was collected,
leaving $1138 untouched. This will
be tacked on to another $2000, and
this pot will be available in the
*next "dash," which will take place
during the women's basketball
team's Big Ten home opener January
10 against Purdue.
'M' MILESTONES
AMASSED: Middle blocker Fiona
Davidson led the Wolverines with
13 kills, giving her 211 for the sea-
son. It is the first time Davidson has
reached the 200 mark. However, she
* wasn't even aware of the accom-
plishment.
"I think that as we get better,
the stats are going to show more and
more improvement," she said.
Setter Tarnisha Thompson con-
tributed 14 assists Saturday night,
giving her 1,342 for her career, good
enough for second place all time
among Michigan players behind Lisa
Vahi's total of 2,139.
* HAVE A DRINK ON US:
Michigan welcomed its newest Big
Ten competition with style. Before
the match commenced, each Wolver-
inc player gave each Lady Lion a
complimentary Michigan water
bottle. It is not known if the bot-
tles were a factor in the Penn State
victory.
AUTUMN'S LEAVING: Senior
defensive specialist Autumn
Collins will be honored next Sat-
urday night before Michigan's home
match against Wisconsin. Collins
has attained letterwinner status all

four of her years on the team.
KEEN HONORED: A moment
of silence was held to recognize the
death of Cliff Keen, who passed
away last Tuesday at the age of 90.
Keen arena was named in his honor
in the fall of 1990.

Michigan football coach Gary
Moeller claims his firing from
Illinois in 1979 has no bearing on
his motivation to beat the Illini this
Saturday.
"I have feelings about being
fired, but they're not burning as hot
as they were a few years ago,"
Moeller said at his weekly press
luncheon yesterday. "I have my own
team to worry about getting to the
Rose Bowl, and winning this game
will do it."
Michigan (6-0 in the Big Ten, 8-1
overall) can clinch the conference
title and a Rose Bowl berth with a
victory at Illinois (4-2, 6-3).
Though he has coached in the New
Year's Day contest as Michigan's
offensive coordinator, Moeller has
never done so as the head coach.
"When you tell me that I get a
chance to be the head coach in the
Rose Bowl, that means a heck of a
lot," Moeller said. "There's never
been another bowl for me - this is
the top."

However, senior offensive tackle
Greg Skrepenak believes his coach
does place special emphasis on Illi-
nois, especially because this is
Moeller's first return to Cham-
paign-Urbana at the Wolverine
helm.
"Even when he wasn't the head
coach, he always got a little more
excited for this game," Skrepenak
said. "I'm sure we won't lose focus,
either, because we're on a mission to
win the Big Ten Championship."
Moeller said the ease with which
Michigan has beaten its last three
opponents - a 52-6 victory over
Minnesota, a 42-0 thrashing of Pur-
due, and a 59-14 rout of Northwest-
ern last Saturday - worries him.
"The good news about those
wins is that you did what you were
supposed to do," Moeller said. "The
bad news is you aren't playing with
the same pressures, as players or
coaches, where you'd say, 'Hey, this
third-and-five really means some-
thing."'

ONLY ONE MAGIC: Jud Heath-
cote, who coached Magic Johnsotr.
Michigan State, asked journalfis
yesterday not to use the nickname
"Magic" for Michigan standout re-
ceiver Desmond Howard. -
"Maybe this is personal ard.
maybe it's a negative to the media,:
and maybe I'm selfish in this md-
ter, but I say there's only one Magic,
Johnson. As far as I'm concerned, is
the state of Michigan, there should.
be only one Magic, period," he said.:
Heathcote, who coached Johnson,
and the Spartan basketball team jo:
the national title in 1979, said ht p
sented hearing and seeing the nick-
name used for Howard.
"If you want a nickname for
Desmond, give him Mr. Touchdown,
or Mes because he mesmerizes, tie
opposition or 'Our Hero' or aiy-
thing you want, but please, if you
guys would cooperate, don't refer-to
him as Magic. I got that off my
chest."
- Associated Press contribut-ed
to this story

Michigan coach Gary Moeller returns to Illinois Saturday for the first
time as a head coach since his firing in 1979.

HOCKEY NOTEBOOK
Evans doubtful for Miami series

by Rod Loewenthal
Daily Hockey Writer
Defenseman Doug Evans didn't plan to spend
so much time with his folks this Parents' Week-
end, at least not during the games. But after suf-
fering a hip-pointer in the first period of last
Friday's game against Minnesota, Evans sat in
the stands with his family Saturday night and
watched the game.
"It was one of those weird freak injuries,"
Evans said. "I went to hit their player by our
bench, he fell, and I hit the boards."
Evans is listed by coach Red Berenson as
doubtful for this weekend, but will try to skate
today at practice with a protective pad designed
by athletic trainer Rick Bancroft. Evans may see
some action this weekend, but realizes that he
probably won't play until next Tuesday against
Ohio State.
Filling in for Evans Saturday and seeing his
first action of the season was newcomer Al Sin-
clair. Berenson felt the rookie played well and
showed the depth of the Wolverine squad.

"Overall, Sinclair did a good job," Berenson
said. "He didn't make any major mistakes. It's
good to get these guys in there and get some ex-
perience."
Evans' rush to get back on the ice may be
tempered by Sinclair's steady play on defense.
"Al Sinclair is doing a fine job filling in,"
Evans observed. "He gets the puck and makes the
p ays."
THE IRISH ARE COMING: Notre Dame
will join the Central Collegiate Hockey Asso-
ciation next season after a nine-year absence, the
league announced yesterday.
Notre Dame's application to begin play in the
1992-93 season was approved by the CCHA's
athletic directors. The Fighting Irish will join
Kent State as new teams next season. Their
membership brings the CCHA to 11 teams.
"Notre Dame's acceptance into the CCHA is
the culmination of a seven-year ongoing under-
taking involving discussions with Notre Dame

athletic department officials, said CCHA
Commissioner Bill Beagan. "We are delighted
to have Notre Dame in the CCHA fold."
Notre Dame dropped its varsity hockey team
at the end of the 1983, when it also dropped out
of the CCHA. The team has been competing as a
Division I independent since the 1984-85 season.-
KICKED IN THE FACE: After losing twice
in two nights, Minnesota could not even save
face. Michigan centers Brian Wiseman, Mark
Ouimet, Cam Stewart, and Ron Sacka combined
to win 94 of the 135 possible face-offs. Wiseman
led his teammates on the weekend, posting a 38-
6-3 face-off record.
KUDOS: David Oliver was named CCHA
Player of the Week after his stellar performance
in this weekend's series. Pacing the squad with a
hat trick each night, Oliver added an assist to pad
his season totals of nine goals and two assists.
- Associated Press contributed to this story

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Brakus impresses at
Wisconsin tourney

by Todd Schoenhaus
Heading into Madison for the
Rolex Sectional Tournament, six
members of the Michigan men's
tennis team hoped to qualify for the
third leg of the Collegiate Grand
Slam, the Rolex National Indoor
Championships in February. No-
body succeeded.
However, several individual per-
formances made the outing a success,
according to Michigan coach Brian
Eisner.
"I was very pleased with the
overall performance in the tourna-
ment," Eisner said. "Every match,
even the ones we lost, were played
hard."
Seventh-seeded Dan Brakus was
Michigan's lone semifinalist, ad-
vancing past Jeff Young of North-
western, 7-6, 6-2, after a first-round
bye.
Brakus went on to crush Illinois'
Ryan Clark, 6-1, 6-2, and down
Michigan State's Grant Asher, 7-6
(11-9), 6-3. He later edged Curt Jos-
seyn of Ball State, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-
6 (7-1), in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinal round, Brakus
encountered Notre Dame's Andy
Zurcher, the tournament's 10th seed.
Zurch ruined Brakus' hopes of quali-
fying for the February Grand Slam

event with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) victory.
"Brakus was outstanding," Eis-
ner said. "It was a point here or a
point there in his matches, but he
was as good as there was in the
tournament."
Terry London, James Lingon, and
Eric Grand were all defeated in the
first round of the seven-round tour-
nament.
Rookie Adam Wager and senior
Mitch Rubenstein both wound up
second-round Wisconsin victims.
Michigan's two doubles teams
fared better in the 32-team field.
London and Rubenstein squeaked
past Ed Okino and Jim Lawson of
Illinois-Chicago before being
bounced by an Indiana combination
of Nigel Russell and Mark
Ableman, 6-4, 0-6, 6-4.
Brakus added to his singles' suc-
cess by pairing up with Grand to de-
feat Ryan Clark and Sadri Gueche of
Illinois. They were then victorious
over Wiese and David Held of Indi-
ana before falling, 6-7 (14-12), 6-2,
6-2, to Wisconsin's Joey Deer and
Nelson.
"It was a tournament to see
where you are and how you're per-
forming," Eisner said. "I liked very
much what I saw."

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Golf course to be renovated by 1993

by Matt Rennie
Daily Sports Editor
Sixty years ago, Michigan became the fourth univer-
sity in the nation to have a golf course located on its
campus, a course which golf aficionados acknowledged
as one of the finest in the nation.
By the spring of 1993, the Michigan Athletic De-
nartment hones to restore the course to its heralded

to this renovation will be the installation of a new ir-
rigation system. The course still has its original irriga-
tion system from 1931.
"The problem is that the irrigation is adequate in
some areas and not in others," said Associate Athletic
Director Mike Stevenson, who added that the new sys-
tem will use threevwells and will be capable of pump-
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