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Hockey
vs. Lake Superior State
Tomorrow, 7 p.m.
Sault Ste. Marie

S

Football
vs. Purdue
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Michigan Stadium

Women's
soccer-
Degins road
to nationals
By BOB ABRAMSON
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
Before the Michigan women's
r team heads off to varsity sta-
s, there is one more thing that this
club team would like to accomplish.
Undoubtedly,. a national club
championship would be the perfect
culmination to what has already been
an excellent season.
"It would be great to finish out our
last club season with a champion-
ship," Michigan coach Linda
Hamilton said. "We're excited to have
he opportunity."
In ordertogetashotatanationaltitle,
the Wolverines first have to weave their
way through the Midwest tounament at
Ohio State this weekend.
The tournament, to be hekl Saturday
and Sunday, will include hostOhio State,
Penn State, Dayton, Miami of Ohio, West
Virginia, Kent State and an unknown
team which took the place of Bowling
tAp= when it canceled.
These eight teams are divided up into
two brackets, with the winner from each
bracket meeting for a shot at the National
Club Championships to be held on Nov.
20-22 in Austin, Texds.
The Wolverines, who had a 15-
game winning streak during the sea-
son and compiled an 18-2 overall
record, come into the tournament as
he No. 1 seed and the clear favorite to
ove on to nationals.
'It Is going to be a
challenge to make sure
they are not too
confident. I think we
definitely have a great
shot.'
- Linda Hamilton
women's soccer coach
"Obviously, at 18-2, we havehad a
very good season,"Hamilton said. "The
pressure is on us because teams are
going to be gunning for us. It is going
to be a challenge to make sure they are
not too confident. I think we definitely
, veagreatshot.We'reallprettyready
play."
Michigan is scheduled to take on
the added team and Ohio State Satur-
day, and then compete with a tough
Penn State team Sunday. The Wol-
verines defeated the Nittany Lions, 3-
0, back on Oct. 17, and if everything
goes according to plan, Michigan en-
visions sliding past Penn State and
meeting a familiar foe in the finals.
* "I think we will most likely meet
Miami of Ohio in the finals," captain
Carrie Taylor said. "But unless they
improved 100 percent since the last
time we played, I don't perceive them
as being a large obstacle."
'Ibe only way we are going to lose
this toumnament is by defeating ourselves.
Wecan'tcomeoutmentallyflat.Wehave

to work 90minutes each game."
The Wolverines handed Miami of
hio (11-1-1) their only loss of the
season back on Sept. 12 with a 3-0
shutout. The two teams were sup-
posed to meet once again last Satur-
day, but after the Wolverines drove all
the way down to Oxford, the match
was canceled due to a snow storm.
"Miami of Ohio called us at 9:15
a.m. on Saturday to tell us the game
was canceled, but we had already leftat
0:00, so we were really pissed off that
we drove all the way down there and
didn't get a chance to play," Taylor
said. "This is going to make us work
that much harder so we can annihilate
them in the finals."

Fisher adds third assistant to
men's hoops coaching staff

By RACHEL BACHMAN
DAILY BASKETBALL WRITER
If the Indiana basketball program
has a history of musical chairs, then
Michigan is fast developing a history
of "musical Perrys."
Yesterday, Wolverine head coach
Steve Fisher named Scott Perry an
assistant coach just five days after
former assistant coach Ray McCallum
left the staff to accept the head-coach-
ing position at Ball State.
McCallum replaced Perry Watson,
who left to be the head coach at De-
troit-Mercy this summer. While on
the Wolverine staff for three months,
McCallum never participated in a
practice at Michigan. Upon his an-
nouncement, Fisher said a replace-
ment would be named by the end of
this week.
"We are elated to add Scott to our
staff," Fisher said. "I have been aware
of him for a long time and feel he's a
natural fit into the Michigan family."
Perry, 29, accepted the Michigan
job after coaching a year at Califor-
nia. He was the first assistant coach
hired by first-year head coach Todd

Bozeman.
Previously, Perry spent five sea-
sons at Detroit-Mercy, where he
played a key role in the program's
recruiting as well as worked with Ti-
tan backcourt players.
"He helped Ricky Byrdsong build
a winning program at Detroit-Mercy
and brings a vast knowledge about
basketball in not only the Detroit area,
but throughout the nation," Fisher
said. "We're glad to have him."
Perry has further ties to the state of
Michigan, as he began his coaching
career as an assistant at Bloomfield
Hills Cranbrook High School during
the 1986 and 1987 seasons before
leaving for the college circuit.
The new coach was also a standout
high school and college player. A
three-year varsity starter at the Uni-
versity of Detroit Jesuit Academy, he
averaged 16.5 points and seven as-
sists and earned all-state recognition.
Perry's college career began at
Oregon State, where he won a varsity
letter for the Beavers in 1982.
He then transferred to Wayne State
for his final two seasons, where he led

the team in assists each season. His
senior year, he was named captain in
addition to earning all-conference
honors at point guard. Perry gradu-
'We are elated to add
Scott to our staff. I
have been aware of
him for a long time and
feel he's a natural fit
into the Michigan
family.'
- Steve Fisher
men's basketball coach
ated from Wayne State in 1986 with a
degree in marketing.
Perry has connections to Michigan
as well. He's the son of former Michi-
gan All-American and Pittsburgh
Steeler wide receiver Lowell Perry.
"He's from Detroit and has strong
ties to the state ofMichigan," saidFisher.
"But most importantly, he's an out-
standing person and basketball coach."

EUZABETH LIPPMAN/Daly
Michigan men's basketball coach Steve Fisher, seen here running practice
Monday evening, added Scott Perry to his coaching staff yesterday. Peny
was previously an assistant coach at California.

round........Wisconsin, Ohio State square
o onin Madisonf eRoses
th eCONERECE UI U fo

By BARRY SOLLENBERGER
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
And then there were four.
Ohio State, Wisconsin, Indiana
and Illinois have braved the first five
weeks of conference play and remain
alive in the Rose Bowl race.
For the first time since 1985,
Michigan, Michigan State or Iowa
will not represent the Big Ten in Pasa-
dena on New Year's Day.
While the Hoosiers and Illini have
outside shots of making a trip to Pasa-
dena, the Buckeyes and Badgers have
emerged as the front runners to secure
the conference championship.
These two teams will do battle in
Madison on Saturday.
Along with the Rose Bowl con-
tenders, the rest of the conference is
in action this weekend and, with the
exception of Northwestern and
Purdue, all schools have a shot at
garnering bowl berths.
On with the matchups:
Ohio State (5-0Big Ten, 8-0over-
all) at Wisconsin (4-1, 7-1)
The conference's game of the year.
Wisconsin, coming off an emotional
win over Michigan, is trying to return to
the Rose Bowl for the first time since the
1962 season. A hungry Ohio State team,
winless in Pasadena on New Year's Day
since 1974, stands in its way.
An 8-0 start and a No. 3 ranking
has the Buckeyes thinking national

championship. They boast a strong
defensive unit that ranks high nation-
ally in all statistical categories.
Free safety Walter Taylor had a
monster performance a week ago
against Penn State. In the 24-6 Ohio
State victory, the junior from Dallas
forced a fumble, recorded 10 tackles
and picked off two passes. He was
selected Big Ten defensive player of
the week for his efforts.
Last week's Big Ten offensive
player of the week, senior tailback
Raymont Harris, heads an offensive
attack that is averaging nearly 36
points a game, tops in the Big Ten.
The Badgers counter with an of-
fense that leads the Big Ten and ranks
eighth nationally in total offense, roll-
ing up 468 yards per contest.
Wisconsin's offense is led by quar-
terback Darrell Bevell, who is first in
the conference in passing efficiency
and tailback Brent Moss, who is sec-
ond in the nation in rushing.
Despite these impressive Wiscon-
sin statistics and the fact that the game
is in Madison, the oddsmakers have
made the Buckeyes a six-and-a-half
point favorite, which seems a bit much.
Make no mistake about it, the
Buckeyes are good. But the feeling
here is that Wisconsin will force a few
critical turnovers and post its biggest
victory in over 30 years.
Let's hope the Badger fans cel-
ebrate civilly this weekend.
Upset!
Wisconsin 20, Ohio State 17
Indiana (4-1, 7-1) at Penn State
(2-2, 5-2)
The Hoosiers will try to take a
major step toward Pasadena when
they do battle with a Penn State team
that will not go to the Rose Bowl in its
inaugural Big Ten season.
After blanking Michigan State, 10-
0, last Saturday in Bloomington, In-
diana brings the conference's best
rushing defense into Happy Valley.
The Nittany Lions will challenge
the heart of the Hoosier defense with
tailback Ki-Jana Carter, who has
moved into second place in rushing in
the conference.
After beating early-season patsies, In-
dianahastofacetheconference'sbig boys
down the stretch.Besides Penn State, the
Hoosiers travel to Columbus next week-
end for a date with Ohio State.
This promises to be an exciting

matchup as both teams will definitely
go bowling this holiday season.
Penn State 20, Indiana 10
Minnesota (3-2, 4-4) at Illinois
(4-1, 4-4)
Once upon atime, Illinois was 0-3 and
was the laughingstock of the league.
But before you could say "Look
out Michigan" the Illini turned things
around, having won four of their first
five conference games.
A tenacious rush defense deserves
the credit for the Illini resurgence. It is
ranked third nationally, allowing only
78 yards per contest.
The Golden Gophers have rebounded
fromearly-season disasteras well. Aftera
14 start, Minnesota nipped Purdue and
Northwesternbefore shocking Wisconsin
two weeks ago.
The good fortune that Illinois has
had is likely to take a turn for the
worse in the upcoming weeks. The
Illini travel to Penn State next week-

end and host Wisconsin in the regular
season finale.
They should, however, remain in the
Rose Bowl race ...at least this week.
Illinois 27, Minnesota 21
Northwestern (0-5, 2-6)atMichi-
gan State (2-2, 4-3) .
The Spartans had Rose Bowl hopes
themselves, after impressive perfor-
mances against Michigan and Ohio
State. But then their offense took a
siesta in a 10-0 loss to Indiana last
week, crushing their dreams of roses.
Afterstartingthe season 2-1 with good
performances against Notre Dame Ad
Boston College, the Wildcats have taken
up residence in their normal quarters: the
conference basement.
Michigan State running backs
Duane Goulbourne and Craig Tho-
mas will have fun against a North-
western rush defense that ranks ninth
in the conference.
Michigan State 27.Northwestern 3

Northern Illinois (4-5 overall) at
Iowa (1-5, 3-5)
Just another yawner of a non-con-
ference game, right?
Wrong.
Northern Illinois running back
LaShon Johnson leads the nation in
rushing with 1,611 yards through nine
games.
The Hawkeyes snapped a five-
game losing streak by beating a ter-
rific Purdue team (ha!) last Saturday
in Iowa City.
Iowa is giving up nearly 200 yards
on the ground each week and could
yield huge numbers to Johnson, who
is running away with the NCAA rush-
ing title.
On the other hand, Northern Illi-
nois isn't that good - they lost to
Iowa State, 54-10, earlier this season
- and the Hawkeyes are playing at
home.
Iowa 30. Northern Illinois 20

EVAN PETRIE/Daily
As the No. 2 rusher in the country, Wisconsin's Brent Moss is one of the key weapons in Barry Alvarez's potent
Badger offense. Wisconsin hosts Ohio State Saturday in the game which will most likely decide who will represent
the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl.
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