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SPORTSMonday Trivia
What are the only three bowl
games Michigan is undefeated in?
(Answer, page,2)


Inside SPORTSMonday
'M' Sports Calender 2
AP Football Top 25 2
Bowl Griddes! 2
Q&A 3
The R.H. Factor 3
Football 4-5
Men's Basketball 6
Hockey 7
Swimming 8

Wolverines buck Broncos for series sweep

Knuble, Wiseman lead scoring parade
as 'M' fights off rugged Western play

KALAMAZOO-The gentlemen
working the penalty box doors deserved
overtime pay for all the extra work they
had this weekend.
Michigan and Western Michigan
kept these men busy with a deluge of
penalties--31, between the two teams
Friday, and 33 more Saturday. Power-
play units and penalty-killing units
decided the games. And the Wolver-
ines' special-teams proved to be better.
Michigan (9-0-1 CCHA, 12-1-1
overall) defeated Western Michigan
(5-6-1, 7-6-2), 6-1, Friday at Yost Ice
Arena and 6-3, Saturday in Kalamazoo
to sweep the weekend and season se-
ries from the Broncos.
"Our penalty killing did a good
job," Michigan coach Red Berenson
said. "Our power play did a good job,
and overall it was a good team effort.
"It's a tough rink to play in. To
come in here and beat them is a tribute

to a good, young team."
The Wolverines capitalized on the
power play while the Broncos could
not. In Saturday's game Michigan
scored its first three goals with the man
Mike Knuble, Brendan Morrison
and David Oliver each scored to give
the Wolverines a 3-0 lead midway
through the second period. Meanwhile,
the Michigan penalty killers held West-
ern in check.
"The whole game turned into a spe-
cial teams affair," Western Michigan
coach Bill Wilkinson said. "We had 12
power plays and they had 12 power
plays. They're 4-for-12, we're 1-for-
12. That's the difference in the game."
After the Wolverines took a 4-1
lead on Oliver's second goal of the
game, and 12th of the year, the Broncos
finally got something going on their
special teams.
A mad scramble in front of the net,
in which goaltender Steve Shields was

run into by his own teammate, resulted
in a Western goal credited to-Jeremy
Brown. However, there were questions
as to whether or not the puck actually
went into the net.
"The goal wasn't in that they called,"
Berenson said. "The goal judge never
turned the light on. He can see it better
than the referees."
Knuble's second goal of the game,
and 12th of the year-once again on a
power-play opportunity - gave the
Wolverines a three-goal cushion again.
However, Derek Innanen gave the
Broncos a chance, scoring with 3:24
Kevin Hilton scored in the empty
net with just under a minute left in the
contest. Wilkinson had pulled his
goaltender, Mike Renfrew, for an extra
"Overall, I think it was a great team
effort," said Michigan captain Brian
Wiseman, who notched a playmaker
See HOCKEY, Page 7

Although he did not score on this attempt, forward Brendan Morrison managed to slip one past Western netminder
Mike Renfrew in Michigan's victory in Kalamzaoo. The Wolverines swept the season series from the Broncos, 3-0.

Swimmers break
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Double winner.
This became the theme to the men's
portion of the U.S. Open swimming
meet held at Canham Natatorium this
past weekend. In fact, of the 13 men's
individual events, only seven different
swimmers were victorious, with six
two-time champions.
Former Michigan swimmer Eric
Namesnik, now swimming with Club
Wolverine, led the group. Namesnik
came into the meet unrested and
unshaved, but this did not stop him
from setting new American and U.S.
Open records in the 400-meter short-
course individual medley (IM) Friday
night. His time of 4:14.25 narrowly
edged Jeff Kostoff's seven year old
record of 4:14.29.
The record was something

Namesnik was striving for following
his morning swim.
"The first goal I had was that I
wanted to equal my long course times,"
Namesnik said. "I didn't know what
the record was until (Friday morning).
I saw that it was 4:14.2, and I thought I
had a chance to do that. I went pretty
hard in the morning. So, I just tried to
do the same thing (Friday night). At
night-time, you have nothing to lose. I
don't know what my splits were, but I
made up most of the time on the freestyle
leg. I got lucky."
Saturday, Namesnik added hisname
to the growing double winner list as he
won the 200-meter butterfly. He
touched out SouthernCalifornia's Mike
Merrell by one-tenth of a second.
"I wanted to go out and give every-
See U.S. OPEN, Page 8

'M' makes it four in a

* row to start season


Saturday's 97-86 Michigan victory
over Tennessee-Chattanooga at Crisler
Arena marked the first time the Mocca-
sins (2-1) had ever seen the Wolverines
(4-0) face to face. It was also the first
time Michigan had ever seen freshman
Bobby Crawford take a game into his
own hands.
The Wolverine guard scored 22
points in just 26 minutes of playing
time, hitting a plethora of key buckets
down the stretch. He and teammate
Juwan Howard tied for the game-high
in scoring.
"I thought we saw an emergence of
Bobby Crawfordtoday, and that pleases
me," Michigan coach Steve Fisher said.
"He sparked us defensively in the first
half with effort and a couple of steals.
And he stepped up and made some
important three-pointers for us in the
second half."
Crawford finished with five three-
pointers in seven attempts. The team,
as a whole, shot 50 percent (11-of-22)
from beyond the arc.
"I think it shows the coaches I can
hit the open jump shots," Crawford
Twice in the second half, Crawford
canned threes after Tennessee-Chatta-
nooga closed to within five points of
Michigan. His final triple at 5:02,

ning a 8-2 run that effectively put away
the game.
"Crawford killed us, especially in
the stretch where we made a nice run,"
UTC coach Mark McCarthy said. "He
answered with some really big threes."
The first half of the contest was a
disjointed affair, lacking flow and con-
sistency. Michigan was sluggish com-
ing out of the locker room, missing
early shots and falling behind Tennes-
see-Chattanooga, 7-0 within the first
The Wolverines' half-court defense
failed them for most of the first stanza
and much of the second. The opposi-
tion was allowed countless uncontested
layups and outside jumpers.
Tennessee-Chattanoogajunior for-
ward Brandon Born had 13 of his team-
high 20 points in the first half via two
dunks and three three-pointers.
"For the first time in four games, I
thought that we did not deliver a solid
half-court defense," Fisher said. "They
really spread the floor to create oppor-
tunities to dribble-drive.
"I thought that we would do a better
job getting to the midline, taking away
dribble-drives. But they did a good job
of exploiting that against us."
However, the Mocs defensive prow-
ess was rivaling that of the Wolverines.
Michigan shot 56 percent from the
floor and 67 percent from three-point

Former Michigan swimmer Eric Namesnik captured the 400-meter IM and 200-meter butterfly titles at the 1993 U.S. Open.



its all in the smile.
Notwithstanding frustration,
disappointment and
inconsistency, sophomore Wendy
Marshall has kept that winning
smile to break free from her sister
Tami's shadow and propel herself
to be one of the premier college
gymnasts nationwide.
At the age of six, Wendy
decided to be like her sister just as
she continues to do so now.
However, their mirrored childhood
soon became too similar, and she
decided to move to a different gym
and make a fresh start. Her ninth
grade club at Deer Park Gym is
where her career sprouted.
"I feel so bad for her, because
when she was younger, she was
always 'Tami's sister.' I think it got
to her a lot more than me," Tami,
22, said. "She has blossomed. It was
a turning point going to a different
Senior aar Wendv won the al-

Sophomore gymnast keeps her
smile despite struggles

regional competition in which she
A level above any other athlete at
her gym, Wendy had always traveled
solely with her coach and never
really felt part of a team until coming
to Michigan.
"It was the greatest feeling (to be
at nationals) with a whole team I
didn't know," Marshall said: "That's
one of the best things here at
Michigan. Our team is a team. You
go to meets and see other teams, and
they're just out for themselves. For
our team to win is the greatest
But don't assume for one minute
that these strong-minded, determined
and individualistic qualities packed
into the 4-foot-11 sophomore were
creating an Olympic champion or
even another Tami Marshall.
At age nine, Tami, an Olympic
hopeful, was a competing against
Olympic stars like Mary Lou Retton.
But Wendy had aspirations of her
own, and gymnastics wasn't the only
thing keeping her busy. Her goal was


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