When was the last time the
Michigan football team lost eight
regular-season games in two
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Biue onunwanted Holiday
By RACHEL BACHMAN
Daily Football Writer
COLUMBUS - Ohio Stadium's victory
*bell clanged for 15 solid minutes Saturday,
exorcising a six-year demon.
The source of its football team's sorrow?
An 0-5-1 streak against Michigan.
The salvation? A 22-6 dredging of the No.
"To finally get this off my back...," said
Ohio State's Eddie George, who led his team
with 71 rushing yards, "I feel lighter now."
The victory rejuvenated the Buckeyes (6-2
Big Ten, 9-3 overall), who will head to Or-
ando for the Citrus Bowl Jan. 2. It also may
have resurrected John Cooper's Buckeye
coaching career, which some thought would
end with another loss to Michigan.
"People have been talking about his job
this year, but we finished second in the Big
Ten and nobody expected us to do that," re-
ceiver Joey Galloway said.
On the other side of the horseshoe, expec-
tations for Michigan (5-3,7-4) remained unmet.
"I'm not happy with the season at all,"
coach Gary Moeller said. Moeller will take
third-place Michigan to San Diego for the
Holiday Bowl Dec. 30, to face Colorado State.
Dropping the season finale gives the Wolver-
ines their second four-loss year in a row.
From 1988 to 1992, Michigan won five Big
Ten titles and frequented the Rose Bowl.
"There isn't a lot to say when you get beat
like that," Moeller said. His team lost despite
Ohio State's worst offensive yardage output in
seven years: 210 total yards.
The Wolverines also did not score a touch-
down. On the game's decisive play, they
couldn't even muster a field goal.
With 14:37 left in the game, Buckeye
cornerback Marlon Kerner blocked Remy
Hamilton's attempt. Defensive end Matt
Finkes recovered it, beginning a drive that
would end in an Ohio State field goal, giving
the Buckeyes a 15-6 lead.
The Buckeyes retained their momentum,
intercepting Michigan quarterback Todd
See BUCKEYES, Page 5
Buckeyes head to the Citrus Bowl Wolverines head to the HolidayBowl
to face Alabama or Florida. to face Colorado State.
'I'm not happy with the season
Michigan football coach
Photos by DOUGLAS KANTER/Daily
Ohio State's victory over
Michigan Saturday was as easy as 1-2-3. This block of a Remy Hamilton field goal helped
seal the win for the Buckeyes.
'rosh say 'aloha' to Maui
Michigan faces stiff test in Hawaii tournament
By PAUL BARGER
Daily Basketball Writer
The Maui Invitational is expected
to provide the Michigan men's bas-
ketball team with a lot more than a
The tournament will be the Wol-
verines' first test in a very impressive
and intimidating non-conference
schedule. The caliber of the field will
allow the younger members on the
team to get some much needed expe-
"It will give us a chance to get to
know each other and get that team
atmosphere," senior forward Ray
Jackson said. "It will also give us a
hance to play together against some
great competition before the Big Ten
Michigan begins the tournament
tonight against the Tulane Green
Wave. The two teams met last season
in Ann Arbor with the Wolverines
Tulane is led by a group of prom-
ising sophomores. 6-foot-9 forward
Jerald Honeycutt had an outstanding
freshman season and is a candidate
for Metro conference Player of the
Year. Last year, Honeycutt averaged
15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
Forward Rayshard Allen joined
Honeycutt last year as a member of
the Metro All-Freshman team. Allen
averaged over eight ppg and five rpg,
but was not consistently in the Waves'
The Michigan guards also have a
difficult task ahead of them, as they
look to stop Tulane's backcourt tan-
dem of LeVeldro Simmons and Kim
In many ways tonight's game will
be a nationally televised introduc-
tion. Both Tulane and Michigan have
freshman classes that onlookers are
anxious to see.
All of the newcomers are excited
about finally getting on the court in
their first official collegiate game.
"I'm looking forward to Maui bas-
ketball-wise and for a little vacation,"
Michigan freshman Maurice Taylor
If Michigan can get past Tulane
there could be some interesting
matchups for the rest of the tourna-
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No. 3 Texas
By NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA
Daily Sports Writer
Michigan men's swimming coach
Jon Urbanchek had been waiting for
this. He'd been waiting all year. He'd
been waiting to see what would happen
when his team finally jelled.
Saturday, he found out.
The top-ranked Wolverines came
together to erase any doubts as to who
is the best team in the nation. Michigan
trounced No. 3 Texas, 169.5-73.5, in
front of a record dual-meet crowd of
over 750 at Canham Natatorium.
"So far we've had a lot of great
See SWIMMING, Page 2
The Michigan men's swimming team defeated Texas this weekend.
Pesky Redskins force
split with Wolverines
Center Brendan Morrison keys
the Michigan power play
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By vMELANI SCHUMAN
Daily Hockey Writer
After a lackluster performance
..Friday evening that resulted in a 4-3
loss, its third straight to Miami, the
Michigan hockey team needed to sal-
vage a split in the weekend series.
The Wolverines did, rebounding Sat-
urday to win 7-4 and defeat the pesky
"Our team is going to go through
some adversity. We're not going to
roll along and be an unbeaten team,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
"Every good team in this league has
taken its licks and we took one."
Entering this weekend, Miami (5-
mounted one of the league's best
records down the stretch, turning a 4-
10 Christmas mark into a 21-16-1
record overall last season.
The scenario is familiar. Last sea-
son when the then-No. 1 Wolverines
travelled to Oxford in late February,
they were swept by the Redskins.
Still, since the 1984-85 campaign,
Michigan had held a 17-0-1 record at
home against this seemingly inferior
"They don't have too many tal-
ented players, but they have a couple
of guys who can put the puck in the
net on their chances," left wing Jason
By TOM SEELEY
Daily Hockey Writer
'You are Michigan sophomore
Brendan Morrison. You're
manning the point on the
Wolverine power play, and you've got the
puck by yourself Do you rifle a pass
down low where winger Jason Botterill
can knock it home? Or do you fake a pass
to the left and then send the puck to Kevin
Hilton, who is waiting on the right side to
drill a shot on goal?
This time you decide to walk the puck
unnoticeably, raise your stick, blade up,
and slide it down your hip like a sword.
That is, until an opponent makes the
mistake of giving the Wolverines a power
play, when you again take out your sword
and carve up another unsuspecting defense.
This year Michigan's power play runs
through center Brendan Morrison as he
has become the squad's best passer and
most reliable playmaker.
"Brendan is a leader, but he's not a
'Rah, Rah' leader," Michigan assistant
coach Billy Powers says. "He's an