vs. York University
Friday, 7 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
vs. Western Michigan
Today, 3:30 p.m.
Injured Lion Carter may not
be 100 percent
By CHAD A. SAFRAN contest.
Daily Football Writer "It's different.
Ki-Jana Carter has the most fa- motion a little bit
mous injury by a Big Ten running thumb's still kin
back since Tyrone Wheatley sepa- He sustained
rated his shoulder before the season second quarter ag
started. ons' quarterback
The difference is that Wheatley's nected on a shortc
shoulder is 100 percent entering in the midst of th
Michigan's game with Penn State Sat-
urday while Carter continues to nurse a
dislocated thumb suffered in the Nit-
tany Lions' 48-21 victory over Temple
He underwent surgery to repair the
metacarpal phalangel in his rightthumb
that evening at Temple University
Hospital. The procedure required two
"I was in a splint for four or five.
days," Carter said. "I was never in aA
cast. My progress is improving, and I'll
be able to play on Saturday."
Carter practiced last Thursday and
Monday. If he continues to have no
complications from the injury, accord-
ing to Penn State coach Joe Paterno, C
Carter will play againstthe Wolverines. C t
Much like Wheatley, who wears
special equipment under his pads to A Temple defi
protect his shoulder, Carter must take backer converg
special precautions with his thumb. knocked him ou
He will wear a splint that affects his thumb got caugh
ability to carry the ball in Saturday's between the two
It limits my range of
t," Carter said. "The
d of tender,"
the injury late in the
gainst the Owls. Li-
Kerry Collins con-
completion to Carter
eir two-minute drill.
"The first couple of days I couldn't
write," Carter said. "Now I can grip a
pencil and write a little bit."
The injury also caused Carter to
miss out on one of his favorite activi-
ties - playing Sega.
"I haven't been able to play for a
couple of days," he said with a laugh.
"And I love playing it almost every
Carter is not the only Penn State
player not at full strength.
Linebacker Brian Gelzheiser con-
tinues to recover from a preseason
knee injury that kept him out of the
Lions' opener against Minnesota.
He managed to return for the game
against Southern Cal a week later. Now,
at the season's halfway point,
Gelzheiser's recovery continues.
"Each week (he) gets a little bet-
ter," Paterno said of his starting middle
linebacker. "He's still not 100 per-
cent. His best football is still ahead of
him. When he's healthy he's an out-
Even with an ailing knee,
Gelzheiser leads the Nittany Lions in
tackles with 39.
Penn State will also be without Vin
Stewart. The senior defensive tackle
won't play because of a foot injury.
By PAUL BARGER
and RYAN WHITE
Daily Basketball Writers
DETROIT - Michigan coach
Steve Fisher and Detroit coach Perry
Watson took the afternoon off yester-
day at the Big Three Basketball Kick-
The Detroit Sports Commission, a
nonprofit organization that works to
publicize and bring major sporting
events to the Detroit area, said the
event would feature "three highly re-
spected head coaches discussing their*
upcoming seasons." Instead, Michigan
State coach Jud Heathcote turned it
into a one-man laugh fest.
Heathcote used his allotted time to
relate humorous anecdotes about
former players, officiating and his lon-
"What Jud has done in the coaching
business doesn't happen anymore,"
Fisher said. "You don't see people,
come and stay anyplace as long as Jud
has or stay until the age that he is at.
The stress and everything that goes
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ensive back and line-
ed on Carter and
Lt of bounds. The
t on the turf and in
Michigan basketball coach Steve Fisher had a lot to get excited about during
the Fab Five era. This year, he has five new highly-touted recruits.
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Spikers seek to improve
in Big Ten standings
By RODERICK BEARD
Daily Sports Writer
There's no place like home.
Life in the Big Ten would be bet-
ter for the Michigan women's volley-
ball team if it could click its heels and
mystically get a few more wins this
season. The Wolverines are more suc-
cessful when they play at home. Of its
five victories this season, Michigan
has won three at Cliff Keen Arena.
The Wolverines have only claimed
one win on the road, a four-game tri-
umph over host Virginia Tech at the
Comfort Inn Hokie Classic. Michigan, A T
however, swept Kansas in three games,
also at the Hokie Classic, which was
considered a neutral site for this match. Conference Overall
TOUGH COMPETITION: Last night's'WLsOnrl t
match at Notre Dame was Michigan'sTe Won Lost Won Lost
sixth overall - and third straight-
against a nationally ranked team this 1. Penn Stte 5 1 1 1
season. Ohio State5 1 12 2
Going into the match, the Wolver- IlIInois 5 1 13 5
ines were 0-5 against those oppo- 4. Wisconsin 4 2 14 4
nents, and had only won one game - 5. 1owa 3 3 13 5
against Wisconsin - in the five Minnesota 3 3 11 7
matches combined. Overall, Michi- 7. Indian a 2 4 11 7
gan has lost five of its last six matches; Northwes.ern 2 4 11 7
its only win was over Purdue. Purdue 2 4 4 11
MENDOZA NOT DOZING: Freshman 10. Mjchigan State 1 5 9 8
setter Linnea Mendoza is beginning Michigan 1 5 5 1:1
to shine as the Wolverines' setter.
Mendoza, who is sharing time as
setter with Erin McGovern, set career
highs with two kills and 13 digs against
Penn State, and had her first career solo
block in the loss at Ohio State.