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Softball Baseball
vs. Central Michigan (DH) vs. Detroit-Mercy
Today, 3 p.m. Today, 3 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Fisher Stadium
D a T h e M ic h ig a n ly Ss .y, A 4g
Howard forgoes senior ear for NBA draft

HOWARD
Continued from page 1
This is tougher than deciding to come
to Michigan in the first place. I've
never experienced anything like this
in my life."
Howard does plan on obtaining
his degree - a promise he made to
his late grandmother. At the end of
this semester, he will have earned 83
credits, 37 shy of earning a degree.
Howard plans on taking seven class
hours this spring and will earn the
remaining credits through correspon-
dence courses.
"I'm not just going to get a de-
gree," Howard said. "I want to be the
first in my family to get a degree."
Furthermore, Howard has already
been part of a historic first when, as a
rookie, he teamed with Webber - to
whom Howard talked 40 minutes be-
fore yesterday's announcement -
Ray Jackson, Jimmy King and Jalen
Rose to become the first freshman
quintet to start in a national champi-
onship game.
"There will never be another class
like the Fab Five," Howard said. "We
just tried to come out and play our
best. We were strong individuals. I
didn't know we were going to get this
much attention. I don't even like at-

tention."
Howard has attracted the attention
of a number of NBA teams. Scouts
project Howard to be drafted any-
where between fourth and eighth over-
all. One of those teams could be the
Detroit Pistons, who will hold one of
the draft's first 11 selections, and
Howard declared he would "love to
play for the Pistons."
Howard can regain his college eli-
gibility 30 days following the draft,
provided he has not signed with an
agent, yet that possibility appears re-
mote at best.
"I'm really serious about this,"

Howard said. "It's not like I'm just
throwing my name in the draft."
Howard's departure gives the
Wolverines another scholarship to
offer. Prep All-Americans Samaki
Walker ofColumbus, Ohioand Jerrod
Ward of Mississippi have included
Michigan on their list of possible
schools. Yet, a report in the Colum-
bus Dispatch last week said the Wol-
verines were third on Walker's list.
However, Fisher may have two
scholarships to offer after today. Rose
is holding a press conference at 11
a.m. He is expected to skip his senior
year for the NBA as well.

EVAN PETRIE/Daily
Juwan Howard announced yesterday that he will enter the NBA draft, skipping his senior year at Michigan. Coach
Steve Fisher, who encouraged Howard to stay one more year, looks on during the press conference.

Blue taes fifth title ina row
Laxers knock off Wisconsin for Big Ten crown Y

By WILL McCAHILL
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
Winning isn't everything, it's the
only thing.
When Vince Lombardi said that,
he wasn't really talking about the
Michigan men's lacrosse club, al-
though he certainly could have been.
To just about no one's surprise,
the Wolverines won their fifth con-
secutive Big Ten club title, beating
Wisconsin in the championship game
Sunday at Purdue.
In defeating the Badgers, 10-7,
the Wolverines kept their record
against club teams perfect for the sea-
son.
Michigan's only loss in 15 games
came at the hands of Ohio State's
varsity squad, when the Wolverines
were at the end of a long, injury-
fraught road trip.

Since then, the team has come
together as a unit, playing almost air-
tight defense and piling up monstrous
offensive statistics.
Michigan coach Robert
DiGiovanni said that although this
year's team didn't have as many vic-
tories as previous clubs, but the 1994
Wolverines were tops as far as win-
ning percentage goes.
"It's certainly one of, if not the
best team I've ever coached here at
Michigan," DiGiovanni said. "The
guys really deserved to win. It was the
most intense game all year - the
guys really hustled and played hard."
In the title game, graduate
attackman Doug Henke led Michigan
with four goals, while sophomore
midfielder Dave Reichel had three
goals and senior attackman Steve
Simich chipped in a goal and two

assists.
Freshman goaltender Anil Arora
had 18 saves against the Badgers.
The starting defense helped Arora
in keeping the Badgers at bay. Se-
niors Ben Hohmuth, Gannon Dudlar
and junior Marc DeCristofaro held
Wisconsin's high-powered starting
attack in check for most of the game.
Dudlar and Hohmuth combined
for special ball-denial coverage of a
Wisconsin attackman who had three
points in the first quarter. He had no
points the rest of the way, rarely touch-
ing the ball.
After a 3-3 tie at the end of the first
quarter, Michigan led the rest of the
way.
DiGiovanni credited the Wolver-
ines' man-down defense for keeping
See LACROSSE, Page 21

JUDITH PERKINS/Daily
Following a solid regular season, the Michigan men's lacrosse team beat Wisconsin for the Big Ten title.

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