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Thursday, November 12, 1992
Saturday, 12:10 p.m. (ABC-TV)
The Michigan Daily
by Michael Rosenberg
Daily Sports Writer
The games (unfortunately) will be played Saturday,
but the critical time for the Big Ten's football teams is 6
p.m. Sunday. That is when the Holiday Bowl will de-
cide whether or not to stick to its preseason pact to take
the conference's eighth-worst, er, third-best team. If the
Holiday Bowl reneges on the deal, it will mean humilia-
tion for the Big Ten. If the bowl stays with the agree-
ment, it will mean humiliation for everyone associated
with college football.
On to this week's games:
Purdue (3-3, 3-6) at Michigan State (4-2, 4-5)
Purdue lost to Iowa last week, 20-17. A week before,
they nearly upset Michigan. This is a team that has
rapidly improved since the beginning of the season,
when they lost a close 49-0 game to Notre Dame.
Michigan State has won two in a row, but they are
decimated by injuries. Due to the lack of healthy play-
ers, Mill Coleman will be flanker, quarterback, line-
backer, punter, defensive coordinator and line judge. In
addition, Coleman will sell hot dogs during halftime.
Unfortunately for the Spartns, Coleman won't be head
Purdue 20, Michigan St. 19.
Ohio State (4-2 Big Ten, 7-2 overall) at Indiana
The Buckeyes have won four in a row, and last week
they were overpowering in their 17-0 shutout of... well,
it was only Minnesota, but still, you have got to give
them credit. I can safely say that Ohio State is eons
ahead of the rest of the Little Nine, and I don't even
know what "eons" means.
In this average Big Ten year, Indiana is the most
'owl; not MSU
average team in the Big Ten. In their nine games, the
Hoosiers have scored 157 points, and allowed... 157
points. Their longest streak (winning or losing) this sea-
son consisted of two straight wins, and you can't even
consider it a streak, because one of the wins came
against Minnesota. If the Hoosiers were a weather fore-
cast, they'd be partly cloudy. If the Hoosiers were a
food, they'd be vanilla pudding. If the Hoosiers were a
Ohio State 9, Indiana 8. (Who remembers these
Northwestern (2-4, 2-7) at Iowa (3-3, 4-6)
It doesn't say much for Northwestern that in the Big
Ten's worst year in recent memory, the Wildcats still
have mustered a mere two wins. Still, there have been
bright spots for the 'Cats. Quarterback Len Williams
has shown he can play. All-purpose man Lee Gissen-
daner leads the league in receiving despite the obvious
handicap of having a funny name.
Iowa beat Indiana last week, but the Hawkeyes are
still out of the bowl picture. This is the last game at
Kinnick Stadium this season, and that means fans will
have to wait until next year to see the Hokey-Pokey
again. I know I can't wait. Those Hawkeyes really
know how to show the rest of us how to have a good
Iowa 4, Northwestern p.
Minnesota (1-5, 1-8) at Wisconsin (2-4, 4-5)
I refuse to dignify this game with a comment.
Wisconsin more, Minnesota less.
Notre Dame (7-1-1) at Penn State (6-3)
Predicted pre-game comment from Irish coach Lou
Holtz: "I'm really worried about this team... we strug-
See BIG TEN, Page 8
The newly-opened Towsley Sports Museum allows Michigan fans to come and see Wolverine memorabilia.
'I history comes alive at museum
by Rachel Bachman
Daily Sports Writer
It's the kind of music you
would find in a Bo Schembechler
As you walk through the door
of the new Towsley Sports Mu-
seum, a visitor-activated medley
of "Hail to the Victors," the "Let's
Go Blue" cheer, and the
"Hawaiian War Chant" fills the
The museum, named after
Michigan alumna and contributor
Margaret Dow Towsley, is "an ex-
hibit of the unique tradition of ath-
letics at the University of Michi-
Found inside is a modern
melange of memorabilia and ma-
chine. Display cases loaded with
such Wolverine artifacts as a seat
from the inaugural Rose Bowl
game in 1901 and the 1989 NCAA
basketball championship trophy
fill the center of athletic history.
The main room is a replica of
the skeleton of Michigan Stadium.
Its entrance is a copy of the stadi-
um's iron gates, while the exit is a
"The designers wanted a
'grabber,'" said Assistant Athletic
Director Will Perry.
The grabber is a 6-foot-high
cylinder suspended from the ceil-
ing, which features panoramic
scenes of football Saturdays.
Perry said that the idea behind
the museum's layout was to make
the visitors "part of the crowd" at
an athletic event.
Just as impressive as its archi-
tecture are the museum's visitor-
activated TV screens which replay
Michigan football moments.
With one touch of the screen
you can relive anything from
"Anthony Carter's Game-Winner"
vs. Indiana in 1979, to "Tom Har-
mon's Amazing Run."
For those who need a little dis-
cipline, the monitors also feature
historic pep talks by Bo Schem-
bechler and Gary Moeller.
Another attraction for replay
fans is the audio-visual theater,
which plays one of two videos, in-
cluding "1991 Football High-
Audibly reminiscent of Darth
Vader, "The Michigan Tradition"
is narrated by alumnus James Earl
Jones. The film covers 130-plus
years of.Michigan athletics.
Equally important to glorifying
the bigger teams' accomplish-
ments is the museum's function of
George Jewett, for example,
was a halfback and the first Black
letterwinner in the school's his-
tory. He earned it in 1890.
Women's sports also receive
coverage, although they occupy
less than one-fifth of the muse-
um's few dozen display windows.
Perry cited the late start of
women's athletics as the reason
See MUSEUM, Page 8
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