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Men's Soccer
vs. Eastern Michigan
Tomorrow, 7 p.m.
Pioneer High School

SPORTS

Field Hockey
vs. Michigan State
Tomorrow, 7 p.m.
Oosterbaan Fieldhouse

Women
.harners
fal in high
altitude
By DAN MCKENZIE
Daily Sports Writer
If there was one thing Michigan
students didn't need, it was another
reason to hate Colorado. After what
the residents of Colorado are call-
ing "The Miracle in Michigan," the
Buffalo women's cross country team
found a way to dampen another top-
ranked Wolverine team's spirits.
Heading into the Rocky Mountain
hootoutlast Saturday, the No.5 Wol-
erines knew they had their hands
11l. Not only would they be up against
o. 11 Colorado, but the race course
as located in a city famous for its
'igh altitude - Boulder.
"The altitude did affect us,"
ach Mike McGuire said. "You
an tell from the sidelines when
ur kids are struggling, and they
ere looking a little faint."
SAnother contributing factor to
e difficulty of the race was the
ourse conditions.
"It was run on a farm and had
nery rough footing," McGuire said.
Despite the adverse conditions,
~4e Wolverines still finished strong,
vith a second place showing in the
M2-team field.
:u Freshman sensation Deanna
Arnill, who for the second straight
eek led all Wolverines, placed sec-
~nd overall with a time of 17:38.
"She's definitely one of the best
eshman in the country," McGuire
aid. "Her poise and confidence ex-
eed her age."
Following Arnill was senior co-
aptain Jessica Kluge, who finished
2th overall with a time of 18:20.
Other Wolverine finishers in-
~'luded juniors Katy Hollbacher
15th overall, 18:28) and Kelly
hard (39th, 19:29) and sophomores
SnniferBarber (24th, 18:40), Tanya
anson (25th, 18:48) and Emily
hively (26th, 18:50).
w "I was really pleased with Tanya
dKaty's performances," McGuire
rad. "They've really show a lot of
mprovement."a
The Wolverines performance
as all the more impressive consid-
ing the fact that they are still run-
ng without team leader and All-
merican junior, Courtney
abcock, who has missed the last
:vo meets due to a knee injury.
"Courtney has been swimming
stay in shape," McGuire said.
here's still time for her to do well
'9 the upcoming meets."
- Michigan can expect to meet
olorado again in six weeks at the
CAA National Championships.
owever, as McGuire was quick to
int out, that race will be run on a
utral course at sea level.
Next week, though, the harriers
travel to Kalamazoo to compete in
the Michigan Intercollegiate.

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

Spartans
By RACHEL BACHMAN
Daily Football Writer
After losing to Kansas, Michigan
State seemed harmless enough. But
following a slim 29-10 victory over
then-No. 15 Wisconsin, the Spartans
will join Notre Dame and Colorado
on the long list of highly-touted Michi-
gan opponents.
Add to that fact that the Wolver-
ines (1-0 Big Ten, 3-1 overall) are
still steaming from last year's 17-7
loss to the Spartans (1-0, 2-2), and
Saturday's matchup becomes even
more interesting.
"It is a more physical game," Michi-
gan defensive tackle Jason Horn said.
"At some point, guys might throw out
their technique and just go at it.
"Guys might not even do what
they're supposed to do but they're
going to be out there killing people."
The rivalry, which battles Ohio
State for the No. I spot in the players'
guts, is more intense this year, be-
cause of lingering bad feelings from
last year.
Especially displeased with the
Wolverines' lack of aggressiveness
in the teams' last meeting, coach Gary
Moeller said the loss was his most
disappointing since he's been at
Michigan. Many of his players con-
curred.
"We still have that sick feeling in
our stomachs," Michigan quarterback
Todd Collins said. "I still remember
that bus ride back from East Lansing
last year."
Undoubtedly, feelings will be run-
ning high upon the game's 12:30 kick-
off. But with Penn State, Big Ten
champion Wisconsin, and interstate
rival Ohio State yet to play, how im-
portant is Michigan State in the Wol-
verines' eyes?
"It's not a big game; it's a huge
game," Moeller said.

loom on 'M' docket

THE SLOWER THEY START: One
ailment Michigan's 3-1 record hides
is its tendency to limp out of the
starting gate. The Wolverines have
trailed their opponents early in each
of their four games.
Against Iowa, Michigan trailed,
7-3, before beating the Hawkeyes,
29-14. Boston College led the Wol-
verines, 12-0, in the first quarter be-
fore eventually falling, 34-26, to the
Wolverines.
Michigan fell behind both Notre
Dame and Colorado and this pattern
of sluggishness perplexes Michigan
players and coaches alike.
"We haven't really figured out
how we can change that," Collins
said. "Against Iowa, they gave us the
ball and we should have scored a
touchdown," he added, in reference
to linebacker Steve Morrison's first-
quarter interception.
"It's something that should come,"
Moeller said. "I was worried and still
am about third-down conversions."
But, he added, "I'd rather start slow
and finish strong than the other way
around."
Michigan tailback Tyrone
Wheatley said that against Michigan
State, "in order for us to have a good
game, we're going to have to start
fast, let them play catch up."
SPEAKING OF WHEATLEY ...: The
senior tailback said he's not fully
healed from his shoulder injury, but
added, "a football player is never 100
percent."
That injury led to a 10-pound
weight loss that Wheatley says has
made him a different player this year.
"I'm not going to run in there and
stick my head in there like I used to,"
said Wheatley, who is down to 215
pounds. "I'm a little quicker. It's the
new me.'
For the record, Moeller said he

likes the lighter Wheatley.
IT'S A FORD: Former president and
Michigan football All-American
Gerald Ford will become the sixth
Wolverine to have his jersey retired.
Ford's No. 48 will join the enshrined
No. I I, for Francis, Albert, and Alvin
Wistert, No. 47 for Bennie
Oosterbaan and No. 98 for Tom
Harmon.
The ceremony will take place Sat-
urday at halftime of the Michigan
State game.
WHOSE HEISMAN?: When asked
about his chances to win the Heisman
Trophy, Wheatley replied, "If I win it
... along the road of trying to go to the
Rose Bowl, sure I'll come back and
say I knew I could win it. But I'm not
sure now."
What about his teammate, Collins?
"Give it to him," Wheatley said.
"He's one of the most underrated quar-
terbacks in the nation."
USA TODAY/CNN TOP 20
These are the top 20 teams in the
nation as of Oct. 2. First place
votes are in parantheses.
Rk Team W-L-T Prev
1. Florida (34) 4-0-0 2
2. Nebraska (23) 5-0-0 1
3. Florida St. (1) 4-0-0 3
4. Penn 'St. (3) 5-0-0 4
5. Colorado (1) 4-0-0 5
6. Arizona 4-0-0 6
7. Notre Dame 4-1-0 7
8. Michigan 3-1-0 8
9. Alabama 5-0-0 9
10. Miami (Fla.) 3-1-0 12
11. Ohio St. 4-1-0 13
12: Oklahoma 3-1-0 17
13. Kansas St. 3-0-0 16
14. North Carolina 3-1-0 18
15. Texas 3-1-0 11
16. N. Carolina St. 4-0-0 20
17. Virginia Tech 4-1-0 10
18. Colorado St. 5-0-0 21
19. Syracuse 4-1-0 22
20. Washington St. 3-1-0 15

Michigan quarterback Todd Collins said he felt sick to his stomach after last
year's 17-7 loss to Michigan State.
Drop off your picks at the Michigan Daily sports desk on the
second floor of the Student Publications Building at 420 Maynard
by noon Friday. The most accurate prognosticator will receive a
$15 gift certificate to O'Sullivan's Eatery & Pub. Contestants are
restricted to five entries per week.

1. Michigan State at Michigan
2. Indiana at Iowa
3. Illinois at Ohio State
4. Minnesota at Purdue
5. Wisconsin at Northwestern
6. Notre Dame at Boston College
7. Auburn at Mississippi State
8. UCLA at California
9. Florida State at Miami
10.Georgia at Clemson

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Okla. vs. Texas (in Dallas)
Ga. Tech at North Carolina
Oklahoma St. at Nebraska
Louisiana State at Florida'
Colorado State at Arizona
Colorado at Missouri
So. Miss. at Alabama
Oregon at Washington St.
Lehigh at Yale
Columbia at Fordham

Tiebreaker - MichiganState at Michigan
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