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The Michigan Daily- Thursday, September 24, 1992- Page 9


I10 ,

.Stay in bed; Big
Ten will bore
by Thorn Holden
This is one of those Saturdays when staying in bed
would be a great idea - not exactly a marquee week-
end for Big Ten football. Oh well, they have to be
played. So here we go.
Wowa (1-2) at Colorado (3-0)
This should be one of the few entertaining games
this week. Iowa has already lost to two Top 25 foes
(Miami and North Carolina State) and is suffering
through a losing season, so why change a good thing a
week before visiting Ann Arbor? On top of all of that,
Colorado has found a new offensive weapon: the for-
ward pass.
Colorado 27, Iowa 20.
Michigan State (0-2) at Boston College (3-0)
On any given Saturday, MSU is capable of defeat-
ing somebody. Unfortunately for Spartan fans, that
somebody is not a college football team. Maybe MSU
should take a crack at Ann Arbor Pioneer High. Perhaps
George Perles should schedule a couple of high school
teams to get ready for Central Michigan next season.
Boston College 38, Michigan State 17.
Purdue (1-1) at Notre Dame (2-0-1)
Michigan State was defeated by Central Michigan
(a Mid-American Conference team). Then Notre Dame
promptly destroyed the Spartans. Last week, Purdue
was "upset" by Toledo (another MAC team). This
Week, Purdue visits Notre Dame. Does anybody see a
trend here? Purdue will get squashed.
Notre Dame 45, Purdue 13 ... I'm feeling kind.
Northern Illinois (2-1) at Wisconsin (1-1)
I have to wonder if the NCAA knows this game is
being played.
Wisconsin 0, Northern Illinois -1.
Missouri (0-2) at Indiana (1-1)
OOOOH, what a thriller! I would be surprised if the
students even showed up for this one. Wait until they
*play Michigan. Then IU will find out what "varsity"
really means.
Indiana 17, Missouri 7.

T - H - E
Millie was more
than just Bo's wife
by Adam Miller
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan community lost a great member of its family this
summer. Millie Schembechler died of adrenal cancer August 19.
This may seem like old news, and speaking strictly in news terms, it
is. But the point here is not to rehash month-old happenings, or dwell
on loss. The point is to recall a great Michigan woman.
I have known Bo Schembechler for three years, but I never met
Millie personally. No matter - public encounters, stories from others
and further evidence are enough to give me an accurate portrait.
Let's start with the public encounters. Millie was a regular speaker
at the pep rallies on the Alumni Association's Rose Bowl tours, and al-
ways began her speech with something like, "I know how great
Michigan's offense, defense and special teams are. It's the coaching
that worries me."
Typical of a coach's wife, you say? That was only where Millie be-
gan. She also related what it was like being "out of the action" for the
two weeks in California that the coaches - Bo especially - were
preparing the team for the game, and what her activities were during
that time period. "The Rose Bowl, my way," she called it.
At these rallies, and at Bo's 1990 retirement banquet in Detroit,
Millie spoke of how much she and Bo received from their association
with the University, and how, despite the sacrifices they had to make
for Bo's schedule, they wouldn't have traded those 20 years for any-
Then there are the stories - as told by friends of the family, ac-
quaintances, even former Michigan players - from the semi-humorous
tales of who was really head of the Schembechler household, to the
glowing recounts of Millie's role of wife, mother and volunteer.
Ah, yes, volunteer; let's not forget that one. Millie gave her time to
the University and countless charity organizations, but that may sur-
prise you. She didn't demand the fund-raisers be "The Millie
Schembechler Campaign," or some such thing. Quite the opposite. Her
work was always behind the scenes, exemplifying a selfless, charitable
Many of today's athletes and public figures could take a cue from
Millie in this area.
Millie touched so many lives that thegchurch was overflowing with
friends, family and former Michigan athletes on the day of her funeral.
Sparky Anderson left a Tiger game in progress to attend.
But the only evidence of Millie's greatness I really needed for this
story is this: throughout Bo's battle with heart problems, and through
her own struggle with cancer, Millie Schembechler never quit. Bring
out all the clich6s, they're all true. She fought hard, with determination
and with everything she had until the end. As Bo would say, she was no
"mere mortal."
While this article is inexplicably - and some would say inexcus-
ably - late, you can rest assured, Bo, we haven't forgotten.
And we will never forget.

Indiana's Trent Green will attempt to wake up the masses this Saturday against Missouri. The
Hoosiers, as usual, have loaded their non-conference schedule with football powerhouses.
Other Big Ten teams do play real football squads such as Notre Dame, Colorado, and Pittsburgh.

Kickers attempt to recover from loss to Eastern

by Bob Abramson
The Michigan men's club soccer
team was riding a wave of momen-
*tum with victories over Siena
Heights and Purdue. The wave
crashed when the Wolverines (3-6-1)
lost to Eastern Michigan, 1-0, last
Wednesday. Michigan hopes to get
back on track with games against.
Wisconsin-Parkside Saturday, and
Notre Dame at home Sunday.
With the victory over rival
Purdue in their Big Ten opener, the
Wolverines are optimistic about cap-
*oturing the Big Ten club champi-
onship that eluded them last year.
"Our team goal is to win the Big
Ten club tournament," junior striker
Reza Sadjupour said. "Last year we

didn't lose any games in the tourna-
ment, but neither did Purdue. They
ended up winning the tournament on
goal average and went on to win na-
tionals. We believe we can go on to
the nationals this year."
After some tough early losses
against highly-ranked varsity teams
from Oakland and Wisconsin-Green
Bay, Michigan has gone undefeated
in club play, with a blend of veterans
and rookies.
Leading the way this year is se-
nior captain Kelly Kuehne, along
with last year's leading scorers -
junior Brian Rosewarne and senior
striker Guy Metzger. Twelve rookies
comprise half of this year's squad,
including highly-touted Jeremy

Bates from Livonia, Mich., and Alex
Brown from California, both of
whom played for national champ-
ionship teams in high school.
Second-year coach Aaron Smith
believes the first-year players have
brought strength to this year's pro-
"We had a lot of kids come in
this year who played in state-select
programs, which gave them experi-
ence in playing U-club soccer," he
said. "And this experience helped
them blend in right away with the
veterans. They have added a lot
more depth to this team."
Smith says Wisconsin-Parkside
should provide another tough test for

Michigan this Saturday, but feels
that his team should be able to hold
its ground.
"Parkside is ranked nationally,"
he said. "But we didn't embarrass
ourselves against top-ranked teams
like Oakland University and
Wisconsin Green-Bay, so I think we
should do pretty well against them."

Faulk brings Heisman hype to UCLA
(AP) - Only two teams have fense, too. UCLA fans were con- yards in a 17-10 victory over
held Marshall Faulk under 100 yards cerned after starting quarterback Cougars.
in 'his brief, but brilliant college ca- Wayne Cook suffered a season- San Diego State moved into'
reer. ending knee injury in the team's 25 for the first time since 1977 a


Faulk gained 39 yards on 11 car-
ries against Long Beach in his first
game for San Diego State last year.
Three weeks later, UCLA held the
sensational freshman to 79 yards on
15 carries in a 37-12 win over the
The No. 11 Bruins (2-0) face
*Faulk again Saturday when the No.
21 Aztecs (1-0-1) visit the Rose
Faulk, who led the nation in
rushing and scoring last season, has
continued to amaze opponents this
year. In two games, he has gained
519 yards and scored six touch-
"I think he's the Barry Sanders
of college football today," UCLA
coach Terry Donahue said.
Despite the high praise, Donahue
isn't planning any special strategy to
contain Faulk.
"We have confidence in our de-
fense," he said. "We aren't going to
make a major structural change."
That applies to the Bruins' of-

opener against Cal State-Fullerton.
But redshirt freshman Rob Walker
made an impressive debut against
Brigham Young last week,
completing 18 of 26 passes for 198

tying Southern Cal 31-31 and beat-
ing BYU 45-38. But the Aztecs have
never beaten the Bruins, losing eight
straight since the series resumed in
1984 and trailing 14-0-1 overall.

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