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'M' men's
soccer ends
Ferris State
Daily Sports Writer
Being ranked No.1 in the Big Ten
Club Conference doesn't mean that a
team can stop working and training.
No onehas to tell this to theMichi-
gan men's soccer team. Although the
team moved to the top spot in the
conference this weekend with a win
over Purdue and a tie with Illinois, the
Wolverines (11-5-4) must still labor
in order to beat Ferris State tomor-
Michigan will face the Bulldogs
tomorrow in its final appearance at
Mitchell Field this season.
The Wolverines will have a though
time with Ferris State, and last
weekend's performance made them
aware of that. Michigan shut out
Purdue, 2-0, but a tie with Illinois and
a 2-0 loss to Northern Arizona made
:e team painfully conscious of this
"I don't think we fared as well as
we could have," midfielder Ian Kurth
said. "We are going to have to im-
prove to beat Ferris State."
However, the Wolverines must
overcome two obstacles before they
call itquits for the season. First, Michi-
gan must figure out what Ferris State
has in store for them.
"We're not too sure what Ferris
ill come at us with," Kurth said.
The Wolverines' limited knowledge
of their opponent will pose a problem,
but an even greater one is already lodged
in their heads. This Sunday, Michigan
faces Western Michigan in a resched-
uled game that is causing the Wolver-
ines some anxiety.
"We are pretty comfortable with
urstyle of play, but we arejust trying
o become more comfortable with it,"
Kurth said.
Sunday's game, the last one of the
regular season, could be Western
Michigan's last as a varsity sport;
thus, the team is publicizing it and has
posted signs urging the university to
"Save the Broncos."
The Wolverines also know what it
is like to not have varsity status, and
ey know that one important aspect
of the sport is not lost with the change
in status. That aspect is talent.
Michigan exhibited a lot of it in the
Purdue game-in particular, forwards
Adam Carrier and Andy Cosenza, who
scored the Wolverines' two goals. But
the loss to Northern Arizona helped the
Wolverines realizethatother teams have
talent as well.
"It made us realize that there are
1ome good teams out there," Kurth
said. "It opened our eyes to the qual-
ity of talent in other regions."
Before Michigan begins to eye
other teams though, it needs to focus
on tomorrow's game. That could be
its biggest challenge.
steps into

for Buffs
BOULDER, Cobo. (AP) --
Bordell Stewart used to be harder on
imself than he was on his opponents.
The Colorado quarterback blamed
himself for every incompletion, ev-
ery fumble, every loss.
"He took the blame for every-
thing," teammate Michael Westbrook
said. "He was always saying, 'It's my
The self-imposed pressure took
its toll in last year's 21-17 loss to
*Tebraska. Stewart completed only 8
of 28 passes, was sacked four times
and threw three interceptions, includ-
ing one that halted a potential, game-
winning drive in the closing minutes.
"I was trying to be Superman, and
that's not possible," Stewart said. "I
wasn't relaxed at all. It was like I had
rocks on my shoulder"
Stewart has an entirely different
gttitude going into Saturday's rematch
in Lincoln between second-ranked
Colorado and No. 3 Nebraska. Al-
though the Big Eight title and even
the national championship could be
riding on the outcome, the senior sig-
nal-caller doesn't feel overwhelmed.

Crew takes on Spartans
Varsity expects to coast; novice faces tough battle

For the Daily
The four coxswains of Michigan's
novice crew team will don their
wetsuits this Sunday in hopes of a
victory over Michigan State in the
opening meet of the fall season.
Wetsuits? Even though many
Wolverines are getting their feet wet
for the first time ever, the team is not
planning to fall in. It is a Michigan
crew tradition.
"When we win we throw our cox-
swainsintheriver, sotheybetterbeable
to swim," said sophomore Matt Morse,
who recently transferred from Duke.
"We are hoping they get wet Sunday."
Michigan's novice and varsity
squads play Michigan State and Grand
Valley State in East Lansing. While the
novice team expects to race neck-and-
neck with the Spartans, the varsity an-
ticipates a somewhat easy victory.
"This is the first year that State has
had a varsity team," senior Jay Steele
said. "Not varsity status, you know,
but varsity as in last year they only
had novice teams."

Grand Valley State may also have a
difficult time keeping up with the Wol-
verines, especially after Michigan's
strong finish at the Head of the Charles
last weekend.
Although the Wolverines placed
34th out of 40 teams, it was still a
solid showing. Michigan raced against
some of the top rowing clubs in the
world, including teams from Egypt,
New Zealand and the U.S. National
team, which captured first place.
Overall, Michigan coach Greg
Hartsuff was pleased with his team's
performance, but was a little disap-
pointed with its draw.
"Each boat is sent off at different
times and the clock starts from the
time you cross the first line and stops
when your boat crosses the finish
line," Hartsuff said. "We had a bad
draw. We were the 40th boat to begin,
and it was difficult for us to pass some
of the other boats.
"We did come within five seconds
of some of the Ivy League schools, so
I think that we are right up there with
our competition."

'This is the first year
that State has had a
varsity team ... last
year they only had
novice teams.'
- Jay Steele
Michigan rower
Hartsuff also said that Michigan's
novice team has the potential to be
one of the fastest the Wolverines have
ever had.
"Well, we don't exactly expect to
shine this weekend, and we're not
sure how we'll hold up under pres-
sure," Morse said. "But we are defi-
nitely improving very quickly and we
can actually get all eight people work-
ing together rather than doing their
own thing."
Becoming synchronized has been
one of Michigan's problems. The
"Keeping warm," Morse said.

home game of the year.

men's soccer team plays Ferris State in its last

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running back is something Moss holds
close to his heart.
"Not too much was expected of
me when I came here as a 'prop'
athlete," said Moss. "But we came
from nothing to something and went
to the Rose Bowl."
Moss is not the only person to
notice a change in his attitude.
"Brent has really grown up and
matured," said Alvarez.
Although Moss may be the high-
est profile student on this campus, he
said he does not feel he should gain an
advantage over any other student.
"It'd be hard for me to sit in a
calculus class," said Moss. "But it'd
be hard for a calculus scholar to run

'It'd be hard for me to
sit in a calculus class.
But it'd be hard for a
calculus scholar to run
the football.'
- Brent Moss
Wisconsin tailback
the football on the field."
Through the last four years, Moss
earned many awards. But he said the
only things he will take with him are
"Memories, the good and bad, that's
what I'll carry away," said Moss. "I was
Prop 48 and I came through that. I had
a kid and I stuck with that. This place
has been real important to me. But
memories are the only thing I'll take."

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