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What was the last Michigan team
besides men's basketball to win
the national title?F
(Answer on page 2.)

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M' sports calendar
Bach's Score
Q & A
Women's tennis
t Hoc key
Men's swimming
Gymnastics
Baseball
Men's tennis

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Return to glory

'M' wins first
NCAA crown
since 1961
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Swim-
mer of the Year lunged for the wall to record
his third American record in three days, then
filled his starving lungs and punched his
clenched fist upward. It was as if he was
plucking glory straight from the air.
Two hours later he grabbed honor again.
Standing on the awards platform Saturday
night, Tom Dolan and his Michigan team-
mates did something their squad had not done
in 34 years. They received the trophy re-
served only for the leaders and best.
Only for the National Champions.
The Michigan men's swimming and div-
ing team routed defending titleholder and
archrival Stanford, 561-475, to win the Wol-
verines' first NCAA Championship in any
sport since Michigan's 1989 basketball vic-
tory.
Auburn finished third with 393 points.
Texas and California rounded out the top five
with scores of 346 and 234, respectively.
Michigan's 11 th NCAA title put it in a tie
with Ohio State for the most all-time official
championships. It was the Wolverines' 18th
total win, as they garnered seven before there
was an official title.
"Everything went according to script,"
said Michigan's Jon Urbanchek, whose Wol-
verines were ranked No. I all season, earning
him Coach of the Year honors. "We added to
Michigan's great swimming tradition tonight."
The performances of Dolan and senior
See CHAMPIONS, Page 5

DOUGLAS KANTER/Daily
The Michigan hockey team advanced to the final four for the third time in
four years. The Wolverines knocked off Wisconsin, 4-3, Saturday and will
face Maine Thursday in Providence, R.I.
Knuble leads Blue
to final four berth

By Darren Everson
Daily Hockey Writer
MADISON - Mike Knuble said
a couple weeks ago that his goal total
this season should have an asterisk
stamped next to it, since 14 of his 37
scores came against lowly Ohio State.
If any special mark gets tacked
next to his two goals in Saturday's

such a wimpy shot," Knuble said. "It
was a terrible shot, but it was the kind
of break we needed and hadn't been
getting all night."
The Badgers, on the other hand,
did more than just make the most of
their opportunities. They scored on
chances that didn't even exist.
Wisconsin cleared the puck into
the Michigan end while the Wolver-

AP PHOTO
Michigan's Tom Dolan looks up the time clock after setting a new American record in the 1650-yard
freestyle. Dolan broke two other U.S. records in helping the Wolverines to their 11th national title.

Standing on deck
Urbanchek. waits 34 years for top NCAA finish

NCAA quarterfinal, it
should be because those
*goals kept the Wolverines'
season alive.
The senior forward
scored Michigan's first goal
and found the back of the
net again, late in the third
.period for the game-win-
ner, leading the Wolverines
to a 4-3 win over Wiscon-
sin. Michigan advanced to
a national semifinal game
* Thursday against Maine and
eliminated the Badgers in
the process.
"I feel I'm playing the
best hockey of my career,"
Knuble said. "I've been a
non-factor in the past

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CHAM NONSHIP
National
Semifinal
Michigan
Wolverines
(29-7-1)
Vs.
Maine
Black Bears
(30-5-6)
Thursday
1 p.m.

ines were on a power play at
the start of the second pe-
riod. With Badger forward
Mike Strobel racing after the
puck, Michigan goalie Marty
Turco came out to play it
near the blue line.
Strobel intercepted
Turco's pass attempt and
went in alone to tie the game
at two.
"That's the second time
that's happened to him this
year," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said of the Wol-
verines' freshman goalie,
who stickhandles the puck
quite a bit. "I was confident

By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Sports Writer
NDIANAPOLIS - As
members of the Stanford team
walked up to the podium to
claim their second-place trophy
Saturday night, Michigan coach Jon
Urbanchek took off his shoes and
his glasses.
The Wolverines were too busy
whistling 'The Victors' to notice.
A minute later, Urbanchek stood
in front of his NCAA
Championship team and smiled for
the cameras as captain Gustavo
Borges accepted the first-place
trophy.
Then, fully clothed, Urbanchek
did something he hasn't done in 34
years - he dove into the pool at the
NCAA Championships.
He was the first one in the pool.
He dove gracefully and
purposefully.
Nobody pushed the winningest
See URBANCHEK, Page 5

4.
' .t

(in the

postseason), but I've just really turned
it up these past few weeks."
With eight minutes left in the third
period and the score tied at three,
Michigan won a faceoff deep in
Wisconsin's end. The puck found its
way to Knuble's stick, and he sent a
shot toward the net that wasn't about
to go through anybody.
"I thought (teammate Warren
Luhning) deflected it because it was

he wouldn't overreact to it and he
didn't, and his teammates didn't, ei-
ther."
That goal followed Wisconsin
forward Erik Raygor's power-play
score in the first period, which was
really a pass that bounced into the
Michigan net off of a Wolverine
skate. The Badgers never led at any
point.
While Michigan seemed to con-
See WISCONSIN, Page 4

SARA STILLMAN/Daily

. Parents object to Roberts' ways

By Ravi Gopal
Daily Basketball Writer
Michigan women's basketball
coach Trish Roberts and assistant
coach Sandy Thomas repeatedly ha-
rassed players on the team, using
stronghanded techniques to quell dis-
sent, players and parents say.
Freshman Maritza DuBois is the
focus of the debate. A rarely-used
forward this year, DuBois left the
team with three weeks to go in the
regular season. She said Roberts was
a big reason why she left the Wolver-

she was doing fine, but the coach
decided she didn't want her on the
team. (Roberts) wanted her scholar-
ship."
In December, the DuBois family
met with Roberts and her assistants to
discuss the situation. Roberts was
"very cold" during the meeting, ac-
cording to Richard DuBois.
Going to higher authority, the
DuBois' went to talk with athletic
director Joe Roberson and assistant
athletic director Peggy Bradley-
Doppes. Again, few tangible results

receiving proper treatment.
After receiving the calls, the ath-
letic department sent a representative
to all Wolverine games and practices.
They began showing up after
Michigan's 92-44 loss at Penn State
Jan. 15. But team chemistry contin-
ued to unravel.
"(Roberts) held a kangaroo court
(to discuss the issue)," one player
said. "Molly Murray stood up for
Maritza. Later, (assistant coach) Tho-
mas called (Molly's) parents saying
she would be getting herself into

-WEEKEND
. SCORES
Hockey
Michigan 4, Wisconsin 3

Gymnasts dominate
to win Big Ten. title

By Michael Joshua
Daily Sports Writer
CHAMPAIGN -"We came here
in style, now we're leaving in style,"
senior Debbie Berman said after the
No. 4 Michigan women's gymnastics
team convincingly won the Big Ten
Championships Saturday in
Champaign.
The win marked the fourth con-
secutive title for the Wolverines (6-0

The surprise of the meet was the
Wolverines' intrastate rivals from East
Lansing. Michigan State put together
an impressive run and placed second
with a score of 193.025. The Nittany
Lions (192.375) finished third, with
Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio
State rounding out the field.
"We've been doing real well at the
end of the season," Spartan freshman
Briony Lecky said. "All season it has

Baseball

Michigan 9, Iowa 3

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