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Sports Momday Trivia
When was the last time the
Michigan football team tied
Ohio State?
(For answer, see page 2)

'M' Sports Calendar 2
AP Top 25 2

Athlete of the Week
Blame it on Niyo
Women's Swimming
Men's basketball


The Michigan Daily- Sports Monday November 23, 1992 Page 1





Moeller blames field,
injuries in 13-13 lock

by John Niyo
Daily Football Writer
COLUMBUS - Michigan took
on the whole world Saturday, and
played it even.
But nobody wearing Maize and
Blue seemed very pleased about it,
considering the 13-13 tie against
Ohio State in front of 95,330 fans in
Columbus left the Wolverines with
their second consecutive tie, and
their third of the year. The last time
Michigan finished a season with
three ties was 1910, when the team
ended the year with a 3-0-3 mark.
"I'm very proud of this team,"
Michigan coach Gary Moeller said
after Saturday's dreary contest, "but
I'm not happy with the tie. In fact,
I'm not happy at all.
"But we showed the character of
this team. We fought and fought and
fought. The whole world was against
us out there today. I never saw it like
it was today."
Rose Bowl officials weren't
happy with the day, either. They
watched Michigan (6-0-2 Big Ten,
8-0-3 overall) which is headed to the
Rose Bowl as the Big Ten champion,
rack up another tie, while Washing-
ton, the Pac 10 conference champ,
lost badly to rival Washington State,
Ohio State (5-2-1, 8-2-1) will
play in the Florida Citrus Bowl, and

it remains to be seen whether that
game on Jan. 1 will be the last for
Buckeye coach John Cooper.
Rumors that he would be fired if
he lost again to Michigan (he was 0-
4 against the Wolverines until Satur-
day) surrounded the team all week,
but Cooper didn't care to speculate
about his future after the tie. He
wanted most to praise his team.
"We played our guts out,"
Cooper said. "For this team to go out
there today and lay it on the line af-
ter all the adversity we've been
through, I just couldn't be more
proud, particularly of our seniors."
Much-maligned quarterback Kirk
Herbstreit was one such senior who
elevated his game for The Game, as
the Michigan-OSU rivalry is called.
Herbstreit, who has been knocked
in the past for having a weak arm,
completed 28 of 47 passes for 271
yards on a wet and soggy afternoon
in which the Buckeye running attack
was held in check by Michigan's de-
fense. Michigan outgained the
Buckeyes 200-91 on the ground.
"Is that how many I threw?"
Herbstreit asked when a reporter told
him the final statistics. "We knew
we'd have to mix things up today.
But never 47 times. I can't believe
we threw the ball 47 times."
Herbstreit did it with an array of
See TIE, Page 4

The Michigan defensive line looked exhausted after a long day of sloshing through the mud and rain at Ohio Stadium on Saturday. The defense held Ohio
State to 91 rushing yards, but the Wolverines could not keep the Buckeyes from scoring 10 fourth-quarter points to make the final score, 13-13.
For Buckeye fans, the rivalry is the thing

COLUMBUS - Many Michigan fans disagree
about which contest during the season is the big-
gest. Notre Dame? Michigan State? Ohio State?
Any of these rivalries could arguably be the one.
However, in the minds
Jeni of the Buckeyes, there is no
Durst question which matchup
represents 'The Game'.
Ohio State takes its
meeting with the Wol-
verines very seriously, both
in Ohio Stadium and all
over campus. Maybe a bit
too seriously.
We're talking about
o people who wear replicas of
nuts on their heads.
Saturday's game object-
ively didn't mean a thing. The Wolverines are still
headed to the Rose Bowl come January; the tie
with Illinois realistically doomed any chance

Michigan had at a national title. Ohio State is
still guaranteed a trip to the Florida Citrus Bowl.
Possibly John Cooper's job was at stake.
But there is another level on which this contest
meant a lot and Buckeye fans made that fact abso-
lutely clear.
On the eve of the game, OSU students and fans
crammed into bars and fraternity parties celebrat-
ing the Wolverines' impending doom and their
team's soon-to-be victory. Chants of "Michigan
sucks" and obscenity-ridden versions of 'The
Victors' resounded throughout the campus.
Harassment of anything even remotely associated
with Michigan is first priority..
One Wolverine fan hadn't realized how serious
this whole rivalry thing could be and is one hat
poorer and one head contusion richer because of it.
One OSU faithful decided to express his hatred for
the state to the north (and everyone in it) by rip-
ping the unsuspecting Wolverine's Michigan hat
to shreds, while his fellow Buckeye kicked him in

the head.
Another Wolverine was forced to wear his
Michigan sweatshirt inside out while in
Columbus because of his Buckeye comrade's
warning: "If you wear it, they will hurt you."
These people don't kid around.
And they definitely weren't kidding on game
day. Though the Wolverine players didn't face
quite this much rage, the outlet of Buckeye ag-
gression against them definitely had its effect. It's
safe to say that the support of what Elvis Grbac
calls "the greatest fans in the world" made itself a
factor in Michigan's disappointing tie with Ohio
State, the second tie in the last two weeks for the
OSU's stadium is built up high in order to fil-
ter sound onto the field, and when OSU fans are
involved there is a lot of noise to be filtered.
"The crowd was like a 12th man out there"
Michigan running back Ricky Powers said. "They
See DURST, Page 4

Ohio State's Tim Williams attempts the PAT that tied the score at 13.

Blue spikers keep
NCAA hopes alive



by Rich Mitvalsky
Daily Sports Writer
After dropping a tight four-game
contest with regionally top-ranked
Illinois, 16-14, 15-4, 14-16, 15-11,
the Michigan women's volleyball
team recovered in splendid fashion,
trashing Northwestern in three

Against the Illini, ranked sixth
nationally, the Wolverines fell vic-
tim to long strings of scoreless play,
allowing Illinois to recover from
deficits and claim leads it would not
The Wolverines commanded play
early in many of the games, particu-
larly in the first and fourth, both of
which they eventually dropped. In
the first, Michigan held a 9-4 lead
before the Illini recovered to win,
In the fourth and final contest,
Michigan held an 8-4 lead, only to
watch its advantage dwindle, as
Illinois reeled off ten consecutive
points to take a 14-8 lead before
eventually capturing the game and
match, 15-11.
"We gave our points away in
chunks at a time," outside hitter
Michelle Horrigan said. "That just
has to do with staying mentally into
the game. We have to get more ag-
gressive and stop those strings and

by Chad A. Safran
Daily Hockey Writer
The Boston Bruins are one of
the most historic franchises in the
NHL. The championships, Bobby
Orr and a distinctive physical style
are all part of the Bruin mystique.
Growing up in Canada, Cam
Stewart always had an eye on the
happenings at the Boston Garden.
The junior left wing was a Boston
Bruins fan. His favorite player?
Bruin winger Cam Neely. So
when the Bruins drafted Stewart in
1990, it was quite a memorable
"I was ecstatic," Stewart said.
"I really didn't know if I was
going to go in the draft. Before I
came here, I talked to a couple of
teams, but it was my underage
year, and they said, 'Well, if
you're around and it's a good time
to take you, we'll take you.' All of
a sudden I was watching the
World Cup in the spring of 1990,
and Mike Milbury (former head
coach of the Bruins) called me and

roughs it up for Bli

The dream story continued
9 r with Stewart's first trip to the
Boston Garden. Michigan was in
town for games with Boston
u e University and Boston College
and practiced at the Boston
"That was really neat," Stewart
said. "I got to go in and have an
interview with Milbury. We talked
for a little bit and then he let me
take any stick I wanted off the
rack. I took Cam Neely's stick
But it will be a couple of years
before Stewart gets his
opportunity to step on the ice for
the Bruins. Until then, he will
remain one of the Wolverines'
most physical players. It is a bit of
a different role than when he first
arrived in Ann Arbor.
While playing for the Elmira
Sugar Kings, Stewart was the
team's top scorer, ranking second
in the Midwestern Junior B
League with 115 points in 40
games. This helped him earn team
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