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Page 2 -The Michigan Daily -Sports Wednesday- January8,1992

Michigan Sports
Calendar
Thursday, January 9
Men's Basketball at Iowa, 7:30 p.m., Iowa City
Friday, January 10
Ice Hockey at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m., Notre
Dame, Ind.
Men's Gymnastics at Michigan State Invitational, 7
p.m., East Lansing
Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving vs.
Purdue, 7 p.m., Canham Natatorium
Women's Basketball vs. Purdue, 7:30 p.m., Crisler
Arena
Saturday, January 11
Ice Hockey vs. Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m., Yost Ice Arena
Men's Basketball at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.,
Minneapolis
Men's Gymnastics at Michigan State Invitational,
noon, East Lansing
Men's and Women's Indoor Track Maize and Blue
Intrasquad, noon, Track and Tennis Building
Men's Swimming and Diving vs. Indiana, 7 p.m.,
Canham Natatorium
Wrestling vs. Eastern Michigan, Morgan State, noon,
Cliff Keen Arena
Sunday, January 12
Men's Gymnastics vs Minnesota, 7 p.m., Cliff Keen
Arena
Women's Basketball vs. Illinois, 2 p.m., Crisler
Arena
Michigan Sports
Roundup
Monday, December 16
Men's Basketball: beat Central Michigan,
86-70
Tuesday,December 17
Women's Basketball: lost to Pittsburgh,
74-72
Friday, December 20
Athletic department: named Gregory
Giovanazzi as new volleyball coach
Saturday, December 21
Men's Basketball: beat Rice, 87-70
Women's Basketball: beat Indiana State,
67-58
Friday, December 27
Ice Hockey, at Great Lakes Invitational:
beat Harvard, 3-1
Women's Basketball, at Washington
Husky Classic: lost to Washington, 67-
62
Saturday, December 28
Ice Hockey, at Great Lakes Invitational:
beat Michigan Tech, 7-1 (championship)
Men's Basketball, at Red Lobster
Classic: beat Brigham Young, 86-83
Women's Basketball, at Washington
Husky Classic: beat Western
Kentucky, 77-73 (third place)
Monday, December 30
Men's Basketball, at Red Lobster
Classic: beat Virginia Tech, 63-51
(championship)
Wednesday, January 1
Football, at Rose Bowl: lost to
Washington, 34-14
Thursday, January 2
Women's Swimming: lost to UCLA,
173- 125
Friday, January 3
Ice Hockey: beat Ferris State, 6-1
Men's Swimming: beat UCLA, 134.5-106.5

Saturday, January 4
Ice Hockey: beat Ferris State, 7-3
Men's Swimming: beat USC, 121-120
Women' s Swimming: lost to USC, 128-115
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Senior Editors Asst. Night Editor
Phil Green Ken Sugiura
John Niyo
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ASSoCIATED PRESS
BASKETBALL POLL
Team (First-place votes) Record Points Last Week
1. Duke (65) 7-0 1,625 1
2. UCLA 8-0 1,531 2
3. Oklahoma State 12-0 1,492 3
4. Kansas 10-0 1,412 4
5. Connecticut 10-0 1,370 5
6. Arizona 9-1 1,174 6
7. Ohio State 8-1 1,160 7
8. North Carolina 9-1 1,098 8
9. Michigan State 10-0 1,078 9
10. Indiana 9-2 1.021 10
11. Michigan 8-1 972 11
12. Missouri 11-0 910 13
13. Arkansas 12-2 810 16
14. Georgia Tech 11-2 793 15
15. Kentucky 10-2 744 17
16. Alabama 12-1 614 19
17. St. John's 8-2 576 18
18. Seton Hall 8-2 538 12
19. Wake Forest 7-1 423 20
20. Syracuse 10-0 379 23
21. Oklahoma 10-1 355 14
22. NC-Charlotte 8-1 303 21
23. Southern California 8-1 192 25
24. Tulane 9-0 152 -
25. Massachusetts 11-2 89 -
Others receiving votes: Iowa 55, Georgetown 32, Houston 31, Washington St.
26, South Florida 21, Louisville 20, Brigham Young 18, Pittsburgh 13, Ne-
braskal2, UNLV 12, Iowa St. 10, Temple 10, Stanford 8, Utah 8, virginia 7,
Florida State 5, UTEP 5, UAB 4, Arizona State 4, Rutgers 3, Cincinnati 2, Georg
2, Princeton 2, LSU 1, Montana 1, New Mexico St. 1, Wisconsin-Green Bay 1.

NCAA convenes for
annual meetings

6

by Theodore Cox
Daily Sports Editor
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Big Ten
Commissioner Jim Delany called
last year's NCAA Convention the
first step toward universities re-
gaining control over athletics. This
year's gathering of university presi-
dents and athletic directors in
Southern California for the 86th an-
nual convention promises to be the
second step.
The goal of this convention is to
raise academic standards for stu-
dent-athletes and to continue cost-
cutting efforts. Over 70 percent of
the universities' athletic programs
lost money during 1991. With tele-
vision revenues expected to decline,
the financial future only looks
darker.
"Those budget cuts adapted at
last year's convention have upset
many athletic departments, but
those actions taken last January
barely scratch the surface," NCAA
Executive Director Richard Schultz
said. "The elimination of the sport
should be our last option. We have
to find other opportunities to cut
cost."
The most drastic amendment to
be voted on this week is one which
will require recruits to not only
achieve at least a 700 score on the
SAT (or a 17 on the ACT), but a
grade point of 2.5 in core curriculum
classes in order to retain frosh eligi-
bility. The rationale for this amend-

ment is that the 2.5 average is in line
with the test scores.
"These are modest requirements
when compared to requirements of
average college students," Schultz
said.
Another amendment, if passed,
will require recruits to complete 13
core curriculum courses, up from
the current 11.
ILowever, a study administered
by the NCAA failed to produce any
conclusive evidence of whether the
increased standards will lead to an
increased graduation rate among
student athletes.
The requirements for athletes al-
ready at the college level may also
be raised, forcing them to make min-
imum progress toward a degree
while they are participating in ath-
letics. However, both Michigan and
Big Ten standards already exceed the
proposed requirements.
The other interesting amendment
could directly affect Michigan foot-
ball player Desmond Howard. At
present, Howard, like all college
athletes, cannot negotiate with any
professional teams until he declares
he is going to give up his last year of
eligibility. However, a proposal
will be voted on this week allowing
athletes to find out their worth be-
fore declaring what they want to do
their next season.
The player would still not be al-
lowed to deal with an agent.

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Feast or famine: Michigan swimmers in LA

0

by Chad Safran
Daily Sports Writer
The state of California is leg-
endary for its sun and swimming.
Yet over winter break, the legend
proved to be false. Despite days of
rain, the Michigan men's swimming
team capped a successful training
camp with back-to-back victories
over top 10 powers UCLA and
USC.
With a 121-120 victory against
USC, the Wolverines pulled out one
of their closest victories in recent
memory. Steve West clinched the
Michigan victory with a first-place
finish in the 200-meter breaststroke.
West, a native of nearby Hunt-
ington Beach, turned in an in-season
personal best with a time of 2:23.99,
besting the second-place finisher by
less than a second.
This was not the first time West
came up with a big victory in the
USC pool. Last summer, he captured
the gold medal in the U.S. Olympic
Festival in the same pool and same
lane.
"Right from the beginning I
wanted to win and beat those guys,
especially because the other two
guys were freshman," West said.
The crucial factor for the
Wolverines was their dominance of
close races. They won eight of 10

swims overall, with the largest
margin of victory being 1.7 seconds.
"We won all the close races,"
head coach Jon Urbanchek said.
"Both teams swam tired and were
evenly matched so it was not an up-
set. We went with our best lineup
against USC."
USC head coach, Rich Ballatori
agreed with Urbanchek's assess-
ment.
"Michigan swam extremely
well," Ballatori said. "What they
did real well was win the close ones
and we couldn't. It was a disap-
pointment. It is like having too
many turnovers in a football or bas-
ketball game."
To the surprise of Ballatori and
the rest of the Trojans, a lesser
known Wolverine, sophomore Rod-
ney VanTassell, came up with some
top-notch performances. With an in-
season personal best of 1:54.34,
VanTassell came out on top in the
200-meter freestyle and continued
his winning ways with a victory in
the 400-meter freestyle. Along
with Noel Strauss, Tom Hay and
Kent Tschannen, VanTassel helped
Michigan to a third-place. finish in
the 400 freestyle relay in a time of
3:35.31.
"VanTassel had his best in-sea-
son meet. He put it together when

we needed it in the 200 and 400. He
was our top performer on the trip,"
Urbanchek said.
"I was a little bit surprised. I
didn't expect to go that fast," Van-
Tassel said. "Since we have the two
redshirts, the team needed some
people to step up and I felt I was
one of those people."
The previous day, as torrential
rain and wind whipped through the
air, the sixth-ranked Wolverines
topped the Bruins 134.5-106.5. Ju-
nior Brian Gunn came up big for
Michigan with two victories and a
second-place finish. Gunn blew
away the competition in the 200-
meter butterfly, outdistancing his

nearest competitor by more than
three seconds with a time of 2:06.04.
His other victory came in the 400
freestyle, defeating teammate Van-
Tassell in 4:11.88.
"Brian Gunn was one of our
workhorses. He helped to carry the
load for the team along with Van-
Tassell and Gustavo Borges," Ur-
banchek said.
Over semester break, the
women's swimming and diving
team dropped a pair of meets to
West Coast juggernauts No. 7
UCLA, 173-125, and No. 10 USC,
128-115, Jan. 2 and Jan. 4, respec-
tively.

Gilbert takes third at Midlands

Junior wrestler Joey Gilbert,
moving up to 142 pounds, earned a
third-place finish at the Midlands
Championships Dec. 28-9 at
Northwestern.
Michigan has four wrestlers
ranked nationally in the top 12 at
their respective weights in the lat-
est Amateur Wrestling News rank-
ings. Gilbert is ranked third at 134;
sophomore Sean Bonnet is seventh
at 158; junior Lanny Green is No. 9
at 177; senior heavyweight Phil
Tomek is ranked 12th.

Session passes for the 1992 Cliff
Keen Team Duals, set for Feb. 8-9 at
Crisler Arena, can be purchased
through the Michigan Athletic
Ticket Office. All-session passes,
good for both days, are $20 for
adults and $10 for students. Single-
session passes are $8 and $5.
Michigan will compete in its
first home meet of the season Jan. 11
against Eastern Michigan and
Morgan State (Md.) in a double-
dual at Keen Arena.

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Michigan Daily At hlet e- of-the-Week
WHO: Denny Felsner
TEAM: Ice Hockey
HOMETOWN: Mt. Clemens, Mich.
YEAR: Senior
ELIGIBILITY: Senior
WHY: Felsner scored a hat trick Friday and two goals Saturday in last weekend's series
against Ferris State. The five goals moved Felsner past Dave Debol and into first place in
career goals for Michigan with 115. Felsner also added an assist in each contest. The
Wolverines swept Ferris State - winning, 6-1, Friday, and, 7-3, Saturday. Felsner's efforts
last weekend earned him the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Player-of-the-Week
award.
BACKGROUND: Felsner is one of the leading candidates for the Hobey Baker Award
which is given to the top collegiate hockey player. Last season, Felsner was a second-
team all-American as well as a first-team CCHA selection. He also led the CCHA in
goals scored last season with 32. His sophomore season, Felsner was an honorable
mention CCHA pick, and he made the Cooper CCHA all-Freshman team his first year at
Michigan. In 1989, the St. Louis.Blues picked Felsner with their third-round pick. Felsner
is also closing in on Michigan's career point-scoring mark which Debol also holds.
Felsner has 213 points to Debol's 246.

Felsner

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