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8 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, January 23, 1995

Injuries hamper men's spikers.

& University Unions
Eclipse Jazz presents
Eclipse Jazz/UAC is excited to announce a performance by the highly acclaimed young jazz guitarist, Mark Whitfield,
on Thiwsday, Febumary 2, 1995 at The Ark, 637 1/2 Main Street in Am Arbor. This will be one show only at 8 PM.
Tickets are on sale now at the Michigan Union Ticket Office. The prices are $8.75 for general admission and $7.75
for Universiy efMichigan students only. For further ticket information contact 763-TKTS.
Mark Whitfield was raised on jazz. His parents grew up in Harlem and constantly took their son to see all the greats like
Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. In 1983, Whitfield went to Berklee on a scholarship and didn't
look back.bThings really took off when, after playing around, George Benson suggested Whitfield for organist Jack
McDuff's band.
Whitfield's third album, TRUE BLUE, is his Verve debut. It features such special guests as Branford Marsalis on
saxophone, Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Kenny Kirkland on piano, Rodney Whitaker on bass, and JeffWatts on drums.
The New York Times call Whitfield "the best young guitarist on the scene today." His live performances are known for
their long and exciting dialogues as Whitfield breaks free of the limitations of mainstream guitar tradition. And through
everything he plays, runs a blues sensibility, darkening unwarranted optimism and adding clarity where there might have
been obscurity. He is quickly becoming a blues master with a very original approach.
UAC Mini Course registration begins January 23rd and ends February 5th at
the Michigan Union Ticket Office. Classes will begin the week of February 6th.
Call 763-1107 for more information.
The lineup for the Eighteenth Ann Arbor Folk Festival has been set: Doc Watson, Leo Kottke, Mark
O'Connor, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Victoria Williams, Ani Di Franco, BETTY, Dixie
Power Trio, Catie Curtis, and LaRon Williams.
A unique blend of modern instrumental artists, legendary singers/guitarists, veteran artists, singer/
songwriters, blues, folk, and new acoustic music-innovative and original.

By ALAN GOLDENBACH
Daily Sports Writer
It is widely known that injuries can
harm a team's chances at success, and
one need not look any further than the
Michigan men's volleyball for a classic
example of this statement.
After rolling through an undefeated
preseason and taking their first two
matches of the regular season, the Wol-
verines (4-2) have split their last two
weekend twinbills. Michigan began the
weekend with a five-game win over
Illinois. But that win was neutralized
with a tough five-game loss on Satur-
day to Minnesota in which the final
game went into rally time before the
Wolverines fell, 16-14.
Although the blame for the subpar
performance can't be laid entirely on
injury, the hobbled Wolverines weren't
playing with a full, healthy unit for the
second straight weekend. This time,
their top two leaders in kills comprised
Michigan's walking wounded.

Opposite outside hitter Ernesto
Rodriguez was still hampered by a
shoulder injury that has hindered his
play for the last two weeks and wasn't
in top playing shape. Fellow outside
hitter, Gun Unluer, was also suffering
from a similar injury. -
"We knew that we were going to
have a tough weekend going in be-
cause of our injuries," setter Stan Lee
said.
In the third game, Unluer, who
started the game on the bench, in-
sisted on playing, and along with
Rodriguez, Michigan went back to its
normal lineup. Rodriguez also began
to get his game going with the help of
one of his opponents.
"Ernesto is one of those players
who thrives on talking," Lee said.
"One of the players on Illinois started
talking to him and that really got him
going and fired him up. The whole
team then fed off of that emotion."
The fourth and fifth games were all

Michigan as Rodriguez's blockinggave
the Wolverines points at key junctures.
In the match against Minnesota,
the Wolverines came out fired up and
won the first game handily as they
took advantage of an error-prone
Gopher team. But Minnesota straight-
ened itself out and won the next two
games despite Michigan inserting*
Rodriguez and Unluer at the start of
the third game. The Wolverines didn't
give up, though, as they battled back
to win the fourth and send the match
into a decisive fifth game.
Michigan led throughout the whole
fifth game and was primed to put the
match away when it led 13-12. Then
the roof caved in and just a couple of
hitting and blocking errors gave the
Gophers the victory.
"Even though we lost, the injuries
did give us a chance to try out new
lineups and prepared is for the tough
competition in the Big Tens (in late
March)," Kevin.:Urban said.

'M' track overcomes obstacles at Penn State

By DOUG STEVENS
Daily Sports Writer
Going into last weekend, the
Michigan men's track and field team
believed that its meet with Penn State
and Michigan State would be a bench-
mark for the season. The Wolverines
hoped to determine if they could be a
Big Ten title contender.
Michigan was able to rise above its
competition despitePenn State'ssmaller
track, and the Wolverines tallied 65
points in winning the meet. The Spar-
tans came in second with 46 and the
Nittany Lions finished with 40.
The smaller track resulted in
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slower times, particularly for the
sprinters, as they were forced to make
adjustments to compensate for the
more frequent turns and shorter
straightaways.
"The times weren't all that im-
pressive because of the small track,"
Michigan coach Jack Harvey said. "It
was ugly but it was a win."
Felman Malveaux was one sprinter
who wasn't affected by the condi-
tions. Malveaux won the 55-meter
dash for the second week in a row
with a time of 6.43.
Michigan's distance contingent
seemed to be affected by the short

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track, as many of its runners turned in
times slower than expected. How-
ever, this didn't stop the Wolverines
from overcoming their competition
in the 3000-meter run. Kevin Sullivan
and Ian Forsyth finished first and sec-
ond, respectively.
In the mile, the runners were ad-
versely affected by the conditions.
Dave Barnett finished third with a
4:13 and Theo Molla finished sixth
with a 4:16.
"We knew going in, it would be
slow times," Harvey said. "It turned out
to be a good, competitive meet although
performances weren't all that terrific."
Why not go by a seniority system,
where a student's seat would be de-
termined by the number of years he or
she has purchased tickets?
Or, if students really want to keep
the current system in place, let people
stay indoors on the Crisler concourse.
"Pay an extra security guard $5 an
hour to keep students from freezing,"
as junior Ram Patel said.
Yes, student sections like Duke's
flourish with the camp-out ritual, but
they h3ave two things Michigan
doesn't: warmer weather and free
admission. Since neither element is
likely to change in Wolverine stu-
dents' favor, the seating arrangement
needs to.

we're little kids," said sophomore Jen-
nifer Pomeranz, whose 6:30 a.m. ar-
rival time was good enough for the
ninth row. "It wastes the entire day."
Well said. What exactly is the point
of being tethered to Crisler Arena for
two days? Does it improve fan partici-
pation? Maybe for the 50 or 60 people
who do camp out, but they're obviously
dedicated already. For the remaining
several thousand students, it isn't fea-
sible to spend weekends, sometimes
even weeknights, standing in a comi-
cally long line.

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INTRAMURAL
SPORTS
PROGRAM

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Tickets are available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, Herb Davis Guitar Studio, School Kids
Records, and all TicketMaster outlets, service charge where applicable.
For ticket information or to charge by phone call 763-TKTS or 645-6666. We hope to see you at this
event on SamArday, January 28, 1995 at Hill Auditorium at 6:00pm.
University Unions Present
All events sponsored by the North Campus Commons Arts and Programs Office are held in the Commons and are free of
charge, unless otherwise noted.

GREAT!
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

PADDLEBALL
(SgIs & DbIs)
FREE THROW
CONTEST &
3-POINT
SHOOTOUT

Entry Deadline: Thurs 1/26 4:30pm IMSB Main Office
Entry Fee: $5.00 for Sgls; $9.00 for Dbls
Tournament Format: Pool Play followed by Sgl Elim Tour
Tournament Dates: Sat & Sun 1/28 & 1/29 (IMSB Courts)
Entries Taken: Beginning 1/4 and through event - 2/2
Entry Fee: $5.00 per individual
Format: Free Throw (50 Fr's); 3-Point (25 shots/75 seconds)
Free Throw & Shootout Date/Times: Thurs 2/2 11 a - 10p

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JANUARY 24-FEBRUARY 9
The NCC Gallery hosts the work of local artist Patricia
Alting. Her recent works include watercolors and mixed
media reliefs. Alting has her BFA from Eastern
Michigan, is a member of the UM Faculty Women's
Club Painting Section, and has many associations with
the Ann Arbor Art Association, including past roles as a
teacher and treasurer. (8 -10 PM)

JANUARY 25
Steve Hiltner and Jake Reichbart - Great Jazz from
these local favorites!
JANUARY 27
This Friday features the return of Lunar Octet to
Leonardo's from 8-10 PM. This jazz group plays an
upbeat mix, including Latin sambas and mambos,
straight-ahead jazz, funk, and ballads.The group
members are Steve Hiltner on sax, Dave Mason on
percussion, Jeff Dalton on bass, Jake Reichbart on
guitar, Brandon Cooper on trumpet, Tom Starr on
drums, and Aron Kaufman on congas.

SWIMMING & Entry Deadline: Thurs 2/2 4:30pm IMSB Main Office
DIVING MEET Entry Fee: $35.00 per team/$5.00 per team
Manager's Meeting (Mandatory): Thursday 2/2 6pm IMSB
Meet Date: Friday 2/3 at Canham Natatorium
The entry deadline for the RELAYS MEET is Tuesday February 28.
Get ready now for activities beginning after Spring Break
(Mini-Soccer, Pre-Season VB, Volleyball, Table Tennis,
Broomball, Racquetball - SgIs & Dbls, Cross County Run)
OFFICIATING OPPORTUNITIES

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