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for Eddie Sutton when we go down
there," Fisher said. "But I think
we'll have a good crowd, too."
Crowd or no crowd, Fisher
would simply like to leave Lexing-
ton the same way he did in 1989,
when two victories - first over
North Carolina, and then Virginia -
propelled him into the Final Four.
"It's an altogether different sce-
nario," Fisher said Sunday, flanked
by Chris Webber and Juwan Howard
at the postgame press conference. "I
didn't know what I was doing then.
Maybe that was the thing. Maybe I
was just dumb enough to let Glen
Rice carry us to the title.
"Maybe this time I'll be just
dumb enough to let Chris and Juwan
do the same thing," he added with a
Certainly this time Fisher won't
be getting any advice from Sutton.
"(In 1989) I told him if he needed
any help, I'd help him anyway I
could," Sutton said of Fisher. "It was
a tough job, but Steve handled it as
well as anybody could've."
And Sutton may have picked up
a few pointers from Fisher.
"I'm going to take the team to the
same horse farm Michigan went to
in 1989," Sutton said. "I want our
guys to touch the same horses that
Glen Rice did."
One of those guys visiting the
petting farm will be Eddie's son,
Sean, now a starter for the Cowboys.
Sean was a Wildcat his first two
seasons. But when the elder Sutton
resigned under fire, Sean had a
choice to make. Ironically, he almost
ended up at Michigan, mostly
because of Fisher.
,"I felt like he was going to Mich-
igan," Eddie said. "They'd done an
excellent job recruiting him. But I'm
pleased we're together now."
Water polo hosts
first home tourney
Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent reportedly will give his approval for a Japanese businessman to buy the Seattle Mariners.
Commissioner to endorse M's sale
by Greg Richardson
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's water
polo team started its season in a
somewhat abysmal fashion last
Although the Wolverines are
ranked ninth in the country, they lost
all four games in their opening tour-
nament. Their 11-0 white-washing
by tournament host Slippery Rock
was not a disappointment because
the Rockets have the top-ranked
team in the nation.
However, a 12-4 defeat by No. 4
Maryland and a 12-8 loss to a non-
collegiate Naval Academy team had
coach Scott Russell fuming.
"We had a very good game
against Slippery Rock. We played
well enough to beat most teams,"
Russell said. "But we looked a little
lethargic against the other teams, es-
pecially (the Naval Academy)."
The Wolverines also dropped a
5-3 decision to a team made up of
Slippery Rock alumnists.
The fact that the tourney was at
the Rockets' pool did not help the
Wolverines. Goalie Karen Gorny
had a difficult time throughout the
"Their pool has a shallow end,"_
Gorny said. "It gives them an advan-
tage, because we're not used to
playing in shallow water."
The Michigan women have rea-
son to be excited this weekend be-
cause they play in their first-ever
home tournament. Saturday, they go@
up against Wisconsin and Illinois,
two teams that Russell feels Michi-
gan should defeat. The action starts
at 11:30 a.m. and climaxes in the
evening with a rematch against the
While Russell believes Slippery
Rock poses matchup problems for
Michigan, the Wolverines will have
at least one advantage on their side.
This is the first time they will play
the Rockets outside of Pennsylvania.
Although they are not favored to
beat Slippery Rock, it would not be
at all surprising if Michigan plays its
best against the No. 1-ranked team.
"Slippery Rock is our least-pres-
sured game," Gorny said. "We want
to make them work as hard as they
can to beat us."
The two main threats the*
Wolverines pose on offense are Lori
Barnard and Candice Quinn. The
latter's prolific scoring and driving
abilities have merited her two-time
All-American honors. Barnard is the
hole set, which is the equivalent of a
center in basketball. As the hole set,
she controls the offense, but the
team depends on drivers like Quinn
Russell remains optimistic de-
spite his team's performance in last
"I'm hoping that this'll be the
motivation we need to improve," he
SEATTLE -(AP) - Commis-
sioner Fay Vincent and the head of
baseball's ownership committee plan
to support a Japanese-backed bid to
buy the Mariners, a Seattle newspa-
per reported yesterday.
Two sources who asked not to be
identified said Vincent and Fred
Kuhlmann, president of the St. Louis
Cardinals and chairman of the own-
ership committee, told the Seattle-
based buyer's group they would en-
dorse the sale, the Seattle Post-Intel-
Approval requires the support of
11 of 14 American League owners
and seven of 12 National League
Vincent and Kuhlmann told The
Baseball Club of Seattle on Friday
that they would support the offer by
Hiroshi Yamauchi, president of Ky-
oto-based Nintendo Co. Ltd., and by
Western Washington business lead-
ers, the sources said.
Kuhlmann denied he told the
buyers' group he supports the bid
and said he only intends to present
the proposal to the ownership com-
Through a spokesman, Vincent
Mariners owner Jeff Smulyan put
the team up for sale in December for
$100 million. The prospective buy-
ers have raised that amount, plus
$25 million to operate the team.
Smulyan refused to comment on
the report and Mariners spokesman
Dave Aust said little.
"To me it looks like speculation
and we're just waiting until some-
thing happens," Aust said yesterday.
The alleged Friday discussion
occurred two days after baseball
owners met in Dallas to hear the
buyers group offer proposals aimed
at easing worry over foreign owner-
ship of a major league franchise.
Puget Sound Power & Light Co.
chairman John Ellis, who serves as
president of the buyers' group, de-
clined comment on the Dallas talks.
Vincent had been skeptical of the
bid, saying the owners preferred that
teams stay under North American
control. The initial offer would give
Yamauchi a 60 percent share of the
franchise, with Seattle business
leaders owning the remaining 40
"I suspect there have been some
minor changes in the ownership
structure," one source told the Post-
Intelligencer. "It was more a pro-
cess of becoming comfortable with
something that sounded strange at
Rowers look to cruise into season
As Americans, we all have a right to free access to
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Libraries Are In DANGER
But the Right to Know is like a lot of other
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by Greg Richardson
Daily Sports Writer
Weather in Michigan has been unseasonably cold of
late. But the Michigan rowers seek to heat things up
against Purdue this Saturday at Ford Lake in their open-
ing regatta of the season.
Last year's match between the two teams was ex-
tremely close, with the Wolverines coming away with
the victory. The team also expects a tight match this
"It should be close again," said Tedd Tennis, who
rows heavyweight. "They're one of the best teams in
The Wolverines have a different strategy this season.
In past years, they have started with heavyweight and
lightweight boats, and have put the best of the remain-
ing rowers in the junior varsity boat. However, against
the Boilermakers there will be considerable emphasis
on a fast JV boat. In other words, Michigan's JV boat
will have the best lightweights at its disposal.
The change in alignment could help Michigan's
heavyweight squad significantly.
"Theoretically, if you set a fast JV boat rather than
lightweight, that'll help out the heavyweight," Tennis
Varsity men's coach Will Brewster is not letting his
team know exactly who will race where.
"The coach is playing around with different combi-
nations," captain Daryl Laninga said. "The basis is
there, but there are a few people who need to be looked
at more closely."
Spring's late arrival has caused some concern for the
Wolverines. The lakes have been icy for morning prac-
tice. As a result, the women's team has not been able to
be in the water as much as its members would like.
"We've had a lot of trouble with the weather,"
women's captain Jennifer Waling said. "The snow
doesn't stop us, but the ice does because we have"to
consider the safety of the boats."
Because the men practice in the afternoon, they have
been able to row every day. Therefore, technique is not
likely to be as much of a problem for them as it is for
After facing Purdue, Brewster will have a better idea
as to what will work for his team.
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1992 Student Recognition Awards
The deadline for receipt of
1992 Student Recognition Awards is
March 27, 1992
be submitted to the Student organization
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on or before that date in order to be
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For more information, contact
SODC at 763-5900
Unfortunately, we may all lose our Right to Know
if current trends in library support continue. A
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the U.S. to cut back hours, eliminate programs,
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The tide of censorship is also swelling, with more
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March 16-April 11, 1992
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Amazin' Blue- A co-ed a capella
Comedy Company - A student-
directed and written comedy troupe
that performs once a term and has
travelled to other Big 10 schools.
Impact Dance - For non-dance
majorswho have extensive training
in all areas of dance.
M-Flicks - The largest film group
Soph Show - A musical whose
cast consists of first and second
MUSKET - The largest musical
theatre group on campus.
Laughtrack - Featuring student
SpecialsEvents - Brings exciting
activities to the U of M such as
, Mademoiselle, Girbaud Fashion
show. ..anything you dream up.
Starbound - A campus-wide talent
competition that gives students the
opportunity to perform win prizes,
and gain experience and recognition.
Homecoming - As official University
coordinators of Homecoming, UAC
plans the parade, float contest, pep
rally, and many other campus-wide
Michigras - Brings the festive
atmosphere of Mardi-Gras to U of M.
champions travel to contest during
the winter term.
Mini-Courses - Each term, over
30 noncredit course are offered,
ranging from aerobic dance to sign
Northern Lights - Brings current
UAC events to North Campus and
creates its own programs specially
suited for the North Campus
Viewpoint - Sponsors a variety of
lectures and forums for discussion,
including Student Soapbox.
Tech Crew - Supplies and
monitors the necessary sound and
lighting equipment for all the
events UAC sponsors.