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1992 Rose Bowl Preview
To get the inside story on the New
Year's Day Classic, turn to the
Special Pullout Section /
on pages 3 through 6

instie Sports Monday
'M' Sports Calendar 2
AP Basketball Top 25 2
Collegiate 2
Rose Bowl Preview 3
Q&A 5
Sheran My Thoughts 5
Swimming and Diving 7

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The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday December 9, 1991




Howard takes Maxwell; Skrep denied again

by Jeff Sheran
Daily Football Writer
Michigan's Erick Anderson cap-
tured the Butkus Award as the na-
tion's top linebacker Saturday in
Orlando, Fla. Earlier in the day in
Kings Island, Ohio, receiver
Desmond Howard was named win-
ner of the Maxwell Award, given
to the country's most outstanding
After winning the award, An-
derson joined ABC commentator
and Michigan alumnus Dan Dierdorf
and linebacker coach Jim Herrmann
in singing "The Victors."
The senior inside linebacker
praised the entire defensive unit he
has captained this season. "For every
great receiver, there's a quarterback.
For every great running back, there's
a line. And for my part, there's 10
other guys playing defense," Ander-
son said in his acceptance speech. "I

accept this award on behalf of this
year's University of Michigan de-
Anderson, who recorded 17 solo
tackles against Ohio State in his fi-
nal game at Michigan Stadium Nov.
23, has led the Wolverines in tackles
for all four of his seasons, a.
Michigan first. His 418 career stops
put him second on the all-time
Michigan list behind Ron Simpkins,
who recorded 516 from 1976-79.
Howard added to his collection
of honors with the Maxwell
Award; the fourth-year junior won
the Walter Camp Award Nov. 26.
He is the leading candidate for the
premier Player-of-the-Year award,
the Heisman Trophy, which the
Downtown Athletic Club will pre-
sent Dec. 14 in New York.
Howard won the Maxwell by
the largest margin in its history.
The only other Michigan player to

have won the award is Tom Harmon,
who did so during his 1940 Heisman
Also on hand in Kings Island
was offensive tackle Greg Skrepe-
nak, who lost his second major
award in as many days to Washing- *
ton defensive tackle Steve Emtman.
Emtman won the Outland Trophy
(interior lineman), after taking the
Lombardi Award (lineman/line-
backer) last Thursday. Skrepenak
was the lone offensive finalist for
both awards.
Emtman and the No. 2 Huskies.
face Michigan in the Rose Bowl Jan.
1. Anderson said the Butkus Award
will boost him and his teammates
for the New Year's Day contest.
"It puts extra pressure on me,"
Anderson said. "I played the best
game of my career against Ohio
State, and I'm ready to take it to one
more level."

Defensive captain Erick Anderson savors the moment in Michigan's victory over Illinois earlier this year. The
senior won the Butkus Award for the nation's outstanding linebacker.

Leaders, effort
lacking at Sault
by Josh Dubow
Daily Hockey Writer
SAULT STE. MARIE - The first four periods of
this weekend's series between Michigan and Lake Supe-
rior featured closely-matched and evenly played
hockey. The two teams traded scoring opportunities,
and Michigan's Steve Shields and LSSU's Darrin Made-
ley were up to the task to turn them away. The Lakers
had won Friday's game, 3-2, in overtime, and held a 1-0
lead after the initial period Saturday.
However, during the first intermission, LSSU coach
Jeff Jackson made an adjustment in his forechecking
scheme. Jackson decided to keep his third forechecker at
the blueline to prevent Michigan from making long
breakout passes. The Wolverines never adjusted to this
change by the Lakers, who quickly gained control of the
"It was all Coach Jackson. He knows how to handle
other team's breakouts," Madeley said. "Most teams
can't get into our zone and set up, and when they do,
their line is already tired."
Teams often make little changes like LSSU did, and
it is the responsibility of the opposing players and
coaches to counter those changes. Michigan did not.
"Basically what happened is we stunk," Michigan
See BLUE LINES, Page 7




No. 4 LSSU


anchor on No. 2 'M'


by Andy De Korte
Daily Hockey Writer
than prove it could finally over-
come Lake Superior, the Michigan
hockey team left its heart on the ice
Friday and its composure on the ice
Saturday. Friday's 3-2 overtime loss
had all the drama of a classic Laker-
Wolverine contest, while Satur-
day's 10-0 shellacking was the list-
less drubbing the score would indi-
LSSU's Darrin Madeley and
Michigan's Steve Shields were the
obvious keys in the overtime game,
making 26 and 25 saves, respec-
"As far as goaltending, we had
better chances," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "Madeley kept them
in the game a lot, and Shields kept us
in the game sometimes."
Denny Felsner assisted David
Oliver on a well-designed play to
draw first blood against the Lakers.
The textbook play ended with
Oliver's goal.
"It was just like practice, we
practice that over and over." Oliver
said. "We were both in, and Denny
put the puck right on my stick."
Lake Sunerior came back with a

two-on-one, which developed when
Felsner fell, and LSSU's Jay Ness
beat Shields on a drive from the top
of the right circle.
The Laker power play had been
anything but textbook lately - 1
for 13 last weekend against Miami.
However, after two unsuccessful
attempts against the Wolverines,
Kurt Miller rapped home a rebound
off Shields for the Lakers' second
goal within 55 seconds.
Michigan defenseman Doug
Evans evened the score with a feed
from Denny Felsner as he was being
dragged to the ice in front of Made-
"We were a little nervous when
we came out ... I was off-balance on
the first two goals," Madeley said.
"But we realized as the game went
on that they weren't world beaters,
and that we could play with them ...
we became confident."
Neither team could take advan-
tage of its chances in the rest of reg-
ulation, and the game headed for
overtime with the score deadlocked,
"We did a much better job of
containing them and not giving
them opportunities," LSSU coach
See LAKERS, Page 7

Michigan's Ted Kramer handles the puck in a game earlier this year. The Wolverines had
trouble handling the puck all weekend, dropping two games at Lake Superior, 3-2 and 10-0.

T r M..

'M' spoils Convocation debut


by Albert Lin
Daily Basketball Writer
CLEVELAND - Michigan ru-
ined former assistant coach Mike
Boyd's housewarming party Satur-
day night, defeating Boyd's Cleve-
* land State squad, 80-61. It was the
Vikings' first game at their new
Convocation Center.
The Wolverines (2-0) played an-
other mistake-filled game, totalling
27 turnovers, including 16 in the
first half. But in the end, Michigan
just had too much talent, especially
down low, for the overmatched
Vikings. Ironically Boyd, Fisher's
top assistant before taking the
* Cleveland State job last season, had
a hand in recruiting much of the
team Fisher fielded.
The Vikings (2-3) played Michi-
gan tough in the first half, scratch-
ing and clawing their way to a 13-12
lead. After Jalen Rose put back a
Juwan Howard miss off the opening
tap, Michigan went 12 straight
possessions without a score.
Fortunately for the Wolverines,
* Cleveland State wasn't doing much

missed some easy, easy shots early, before Sa
and it set the tide for the rest of the like to b
game." added.
Fisher berated his team for its Durin
sloppy play during halftime, and the possessi
Wolverines responded with some Michigai
better, although far from mistake- defense s
free, basketball. The adde
"We've got a lot of work ahead Wolveri
of us," junior James Voskuil said. Clevelan
Voskuil returned from a one-week seconds
layoff to play 19 minutes, con- getting a
tributing nine points and six re- Ever
bounds. "We just had too many scored,
turnovers. We'll fix it definitely with tw
Toledo blasts
by Ken Davidoff team tha
Daily Basketball Writer they are,

aturday (vs. Duke), but we'd
before Chicago State," he
ng the first few Viking
ons of the second half, the
n players emphasized their
stands by slapping the floor.
ed intensity paid off, as the
nes continually forced
d State to run 30 or more
off the shot clock without
good attempt.
y time Cleveland State
Michigan would answer
o or more baskets. The
' M'Wo

Wolverine lead just continued to
grow, and garbage time arrived
Michigan rookie Chris Webber
once again led the way for the
Wolverines, finishing with 19
points on nine of 10 shooting. Fel-
low newcomer Rose chipped in with
17 points and a team-high 11
rebounds. Michigan outrebounded
the Vikings, 52-23, and Boyd was
not happy with his team's work.
"Rebounding's just desire," he
said. "There's no skill in it. It's who
See VIKINGS, Page 7
men. -8969



t's used to winning the way
, they just feed off that like

TOLEDO - Sometimes, there's
no subtle way to put things, no
witty non sequitur that will help
ease the pain of a tough loss. All one
had to do Saturday night was look at
the scoreboard to see how the Mich-
igan women's basketball team suf-
fered against Toledo.
Even the 89-69 final did not

piranhas. They sense the tentative-
ness, and they just turn up the heat.
Then, when we struggled early, the
team started to doubt themselves
and pressed a little bit, and that's
when it went from bad to worse."
Indeed, for when the Wolverines
started to press, Toledo responded
by stepping up the pressure a notch.

with his squad's effort.
"It was the first time that we've
played with the emotion and enthu-
siasm this season that this team's
been noted for," Fennelly said.
"They played from the very begin-
ning of the game, and they sustained
that throughout the game."
Before the contest, Fennelly had
been concerned about his club's
height disadvantage. However, that "

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