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Men's basketball
vs. Eastern Michigan
Tomorrow, 7:30p.m.
Crisler Arena

SPORTS

Ice hockey
vs. Western Michigan
Saturday, 7:30 p.r.
Yost Ice Arena

The Michigan Daily Wednesday, December 11, 1991 Page 11

Howard
piles up
~Heisman
w ef a
4votes
by Phil Green
Daily Football Writer
Desmond Howard or O.J. Simp-
son? And Ty Detmer or Casey Wel-
don?
Those are the two biggest ques-
tions which will be answered Sat-
urday evening, at the Downtown
Athletic Club in New York, when
the winner of the 57th annual
,Heisman Trophy will be announced.
Nine hundred seventeen ballots
have been cast across the country,
with each person voting for first,
second and third place. The voters
consist of media representatives and
past winners (except last season's
winner, Detmer, because he is still
playing).
The clear favoritc since the sea-
son's halfway point hasibeen Michi-
gan's Howard. His distance from
the rest of the college football
world has seemed to increase with
each of his spectacular plays. He fin-
ished the season with a myriad of
NCAA, Big Ten, and Michigan
records.
To name a few: his 10 straight
games with a touchdown reception
is an NCAA record, as is his team-
ing with quarterback Elvis Grbac
for 19 scoring passes this season; the
19 grabs also mark a Big Ten record
for most receiving touchdowns in a
season; and his 138 points made him
the first receiver to ever lead the
conference in scoring.
"He's dominated games from a
position that it is hard to do it
from," David Alfonso, voting from
the Tampa Tribune, said. "There

'M' falls prey to Falcons, 99-79
Trish Andrew suffers broken nose on rebound

by Ryan Herrington
DailyBasketball Writer
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -
Led by junior Andrea Nordmann's
18 points, and a tough full court
"$ press, the Bowling Green Falcons
were simply too much for the
Michigan women's basketball team.
The Wolverines fell to the Falcons,
99-79, in front of 725 vocal fans at
Anderson Arena last night.
Nordmann, along with junior
Judit Ledvay who added 13 points of
her own, held the Wolverines at bay,
getting to many loose balls and out-
rebounding Michigan 48 to 32.
"We rebounded very poorly,"
Michigan coach Bud VanDeWege
said. "We had no real pressure on
the offense, and defensively we al-
lowed them to have too many sec-
ond and third shots."
The turning point of the game
was the opening eight minutes of
the second half. However, Michigan
entered the intermission down 53-
.K, ~43. Bowling Green's first half pres-
ANTHONY M. cROLUoaily sures were countered by some crisp
ANTHNY CROLI~i~y passing by the Wolverines. But this
Junior Trish Andrew broke her nose in Michigan's 99-79 loss to Bowling changed in the second half as the
Green yesterday. It was the Wolverines' third straight road loss Wolverines looked a step slower.
Blue attacks tough schedule over break

The Falcons kept down the clamps
and ran off on a quick 16-8 spurt be-
fore VanDeWege could call a time
out at the 15 minute mark.
The pressure continued to con-
fuse the Wolverines who showed
more signs of fatigue as BG ran off
on another 8-3 spurt, putting the
score at 77-54. The outcome was all
but decided with Bowling Green
finishing the game shooting a cool
57.4 percent.
Michigan tried to keep the game
close in the first half. With just one
minute off the clock, Michigan ju-
nior Trish Andrew broke her nose as
she went up against a Bowling
Green defender for a rebound. An-
drew sat out the rest of the first
half, forcing Michigan to juggle its
lineup - already without the ser-
vices of forward Michelle Hall,
who broke her foot last week.
"Losing Andrew was emotion-
ally tough," VanDeWege said.
"Losing her right after we lost
Michelle was difficult."
Yet, Michigan stayed with the
Falcons, thanks in part to the per-
formance of point guard Jen Nuanes.
Nuanes made up for Andrew's ab-

sence by scoring 16 points in the
opening 20 minutes. She finished
with 21.
Michigan now must rebound
from its third consecutive road de-
feat as it takes on Notre Dame Fri-
day night at Crisler Arena. Even
with its 1-3 record, VanDeWege is
not critical of his team thus far.
"We're a better team then 1-3,"
VanDeWege said. "We need to keep
things in perspective. We just
played three very good teams on
their home courts. The three top
programs in the MAC. Plus, we are
facing adversity with our injuries
right now. Now we get three home
games ourselves to show what we
can do."
Among the adjustments for the
Wolverines will be the increased
use of full court pressure, some-
thing Michigan also used effec-
tively in the final 10 minutes
against the Falcons.
"The press should probably have
been on earlier, but I was looking at
our conditioning at the time," Van-
DeWege said. "If the press contin-
ues to be effective, we might need to
substitute more to keep fresh legs
on the court."

by Adam Miller
Daily Basketball Writer
When Michigan women's bas-
ketball coach Bud VanDeWege said
"this is the toughest schedule we've
ever had," he wasn't exaggerating.
At least 19 of the team's 28
games this season are against oppo-
nents who are either ranked or have
received points in the Associated
Press Top 25 poll. The Wolverines
(1-3) have already been tested by the
likes of Toledo and Bowling Green.
Starting Friday evening, Michi-
gan will be tested in another sense
as well. When Notre Dame (1-4)
comes to Crisler Arena for a 7:30
p.m. tipoff, it will begin a stretch of
three games in eight days, all during
exam week.
"It's a challenge to play during
exams," VanDeWege said. "But it
affects everybody, not just us, so it
shouldn't be too much of a factor."

Notre Dame went 23-9 last year,
and won its second straight Mid-
western Collegiate crown. While
the Irish lost two starters to gradu-
ation, its incoming class more than
filled the void. First-year guard
Michelle Marciniak is averaging 17
points per game and is shooting .507
from the floor.
"She's a good player," Van-
DeWege said, "but she's a freshman
and not our main focus. We're look-
ing at the Notre Dame game as a
game against a top opponent that
will give us a chance to show people
we're a good basketball team."
The Wolverines will have an-
other chance to prove themselves
Tuesday against Pittsburgh (3-2).
Three Lady Panthers are averaging
over 11 points per game.
"Defense will be the key," Van-
DeWege said. "Defense does two

things for you. First, it creates the
easy basket. Second, it takes pressure
off your offense."
Indiana State (2-3) wraps up
Michigan's preseason home schedule
Saturday, Dec. 21. The game starts at
10:30 a.m. because the men's team
will play Rice at 2 p.m.
"They're not having an espe-
cially strong season," VanDeWege
said. "But we're certainly not in the
position where we can walk into the
gym and expect to win."
The Wolverines' biggest test
will be Dec. 27-28 at the Seattle
Times-Husky Classic in Seattle,
Wash. Michigan's first opponent is
15th ranked Washington (4-1).
Depending on first-round re-
sults, the Wolverines will face ei-
ther eighth-ranked Western Ken-
tucky (4-1) or Colorado (5-2) on the
second day of the tournament.

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Howard
really should not be anybody close
in the voting."
Howard's toughest competition
will possibly be former USC tail-
back, and NFL Hall of Famer O.J.
Simpson. Simpson defeated Purdue's
Leroy Keyes 2853 points to 1103 in
1968 for the largest margin ever.
"It wouldn't surprise me if this
was the largest Heisman victory in
history," said Jack Ebling, the dis-
tributor of Michigan's 26 votes.
The Heisman voting generally
contains certain regional biases, but
this year that will probably only be
a factor for second place.
"I'm sure there's no contest,"
Gary Long, a voter from the Miami
Herald said. "I can't imagine any-
body voting for anyone other than
Howard. If they do, it's provincial."
The battle for second brings in
players from all over the country,
which could provide some ex-
tremely close results. Quarterbacks
Detmer from Brigham Young and
Florida State's Weldon stand as the
favorites. Indiana tailback Vaughn
Dunbar also possesses a shot for
second or third, probably earning
much of the Midwest vote. And for
long shots, look for Florida State
defensive back Terrell Buckley or
Lombardi and Outland winner
Washington defensive tackle Steve
Emtman.
Weldon, with the aid of the
Seminoles' high national ranking
might have the edge over Detmer.
"Even in losing to Florida, he
was real heroic," Long explained.

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