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Brown loses Title IX case
U.S. District Judge Raymond Pettine ruled against Brown University
Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by the school's female athletes. Women
make up 51 percent of students at Brown, but only 38 percent of
athletes. Title IX, enacted by the federal government in 1972, prohibits
sexual discrimination at all schools receiving federal money.

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March 31, 1995


Blacked Out


Wolverines fall to Black
Bears in triple-overtime epic

ESPN late to
show final :28

onds into the third overtime
in yesterday's NCAA
semifinal, Michigan clears the puck
into the Maine zone, and Shawn
Walsh yells for icing.
Just about
every time the
puck goes into
the Black
Bears' end, the
Maine coach
can be heard at
the opposite end
DARREN of the rink
EVERSON screaming for a
Darren faceoff deep in
to be Different the opposite
end. That
doesn't mean
the Wolverines have been guilty each
time he's yelled for icing, but this
time they are.
Walsh gets the faceoff where he
wanted - just a few feet away from
Michigan's goal - and faster than
you can say "Drop the puck," Dan
Shermerhorn wins the faceoff and
the game for Maine.
It's as simple as that; the Black
Bears win one lucky draw, and they
end the Wolverines' season.
"Let's not kid ourselves," Walsh
said, "we were fortunate to win the
game. Michigan played terrific."
He's right; Maine was fortunate
to win. But it wasn't all luck. The
Black Bears had been getting the
icing calls, clearing the puck
properly and making the little plays
that put a team in position for a goal
like Shermerhorm's.
Michigan wasn't. True, the
Wolverines had numerous chances to
end the game themselves. But as one
overtime period gave way to another,
those chances were dwindled, as
Maine's opportunities increased.
"Big games come down to small
things," said Michigan coach Red
Berenson, whose team was outshot,
18-8, in the second and third
overtimes. "It was an icing and a
A. faceoff that won it."

And as lucky as that faceoff goal
seemed, get this - it was a planned
"I said to my assistant (coaches),
Greg Cronin and Guy Perron,
'What are they doing on their
faceoffs?"' Walsh said. "They were
taking their inside forward and
(bringing him) across and picking
our inside guy.
"So we decided to try it."
So in the end, it wasn't luck that
beat the Wolverines. This game
truly tested both teams, and one
outsmarted the other.
"I don't want to say it was a test,
because that insinuates that
somebody failed," Walsh said. "It
was a deep-down check of (both
teams') heart, and both teams
passed with flying colors."
"The key for us was (goalie) Blair
Allison," said defenseman Chris
Imes, the Black Bears' captain.
"That's the best goaltending
performance I've seen in college
Again, no argument here. Still, as
even as Maine and Michigan were,
someone had to get the fourth and
winning goal, and one of the coaches
had to come up with a way to score it.
Once again, the Wolverines watched
somebody else do both.

Yesterday afternoon, many Michi-
gan students were glued to their tele-
vision sets, watching Michigan and
Maine battle for over five periods in
the NCAA Hockey Semifinals in
Providence, R.I.
But, as people turned away from their
sets during intermission before the third
overtime, little did they know that they had.
just witnessed the last ofMichigan'squest
for a National Championship.
ESPN, which was televising the
contest, switched to The Tradition, a
tournament on the Senior PGA Tour.
The problem was that ESPN did not
came back to the hockey game at the
start of the third overtime period.
Michigan students were furious when
they did not get to see the final stanza.
"I'm upset that ESPN showed golf
instead of the final period," LSA jun-
ior David Emerson said. "I could care
less about golf."
Contrary to what most people
thought, ESPN did make an effort to
show the final overtime, which lasted
only 28 seconds.
"We were planning all along to come
back to the hockey game, but since it
ran so long, our satellite feed had ex-
pired for the second time," ESPN pub-
licist Josh Krulewitz said. "Unfortu-
nately it took us longer than anticipated.
We did it as quickly as possible." C
- Chi-is C'arrt

Maine celebrates a goal during its 4-3 triple-overtime victory over Michigan yesterday.

Maine 1 1100 1-4
Michigan 2 0 1 0 0 0-3
FirstPeriod--1,UM, Hilton20(Luhning,Madden)1:05.
2, UM. Herr 11 (Hogan, Willis), 4:16. 3, ME, Tory 13
(Wansborough, Purdie), 1801(pp). Penalties-Frenette, ME
(higfrm beind), 20 Wite, ME(hding)7:0; Morrson,
UM (hooking), 7:16; Maclsaac, ME(tripping), 13:09; Sinclair,
UM (interference), 16:32; Botterill, UM (tripping), 18:55.
Second Period- 4, ME. Purdie 29 (Wansborough),
1:06. Penalties - Purdie, ME (checking the goalie),
13:21; Turco, UM (high-sticking, served bySakala),13:21;
Muckalt, UM (interference), 17:25.
Third Period - 5, ME. Shermerhom 24 (Imes, Tory),
1402 (pp). 6. UM Knuble 38 (Morrison, Leg), 14:51 (pp).
Penalties-Gordon, IM (roughing the goalie), 2:50; Hogan.
UM (slashing), 13:16; MacIsaac, ME (interference), 14:33.
First Overtime -- None. Penalties - None.
Second Overtime -- None. Penalties - None.
ThirdOvertime-7, MEShernerhom 25(Cardinal),0:28.
Shotsongoal-ME8-10-14-6-17-1-56. UM 10-9-12-
Powerplays-ME 2of 6, UM 1of 4.
Goalie saves- ME, Allison 8-9-11-11-8-0-47. UM,
Turco 7-9-13617-0--52.
Referees- Mike Schmitt, Greg Shepherd
Unesman- John Elvy
At: Providence Civic Center A: 12,155

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some people and second wind was
there for other people.
"The captain of our team in 1988 is
the guy that designed that faceoff play
because he noticed that Michigan was
using that exact play."
Before Shermerhorn's goal sealed
the win, the Wolverines were turned
away time and time again by Black
Bear goalie Blair Allison, who re-
corded a career-high 47 saves.
"I saw the puck very well tonight,"
Allison said. "It was a tough game
against a great team, and it could
have gone either way."
Allison turned away one of
Michigan's best scoringchances when
he stopped John Madden's breakaway
with 14:35 left in the second overtime.
"Allison was aman tonight," Michi-
gan coach Red Berenson said. "As far
as I'm concerned, he was the differ-
ence in the game."
Earlier in overtime, Brendan
Morrison rang a shot off the post, and
throughout the extra stanzas, both goal-

ies stopped anumberof scoring chances
and survived several scrambles in front
of the net.
Turco also set a new career-high
save total with 52.
"Both teams could have won the
game four or five times," Berenson
said. "One of the things about tonight's
game was that both teams played to
win, and we don't always get that.
Usually we're playing a team that's
trying not to lose."
Michigan's offense came into the
game as the top scoring squad in the
country, while Maine came in as the
top defensive club in the nation.
One of the two was bound to give in,
and after the Wolverines' early goals, it
looked like it would be the Black Bears.
finalist Chris Imes and junior Jeff Tory,
Maine kept the Wolverines off the
scoreboard until Knuble's tying goal.
"We thought our defensemen
could handle their forwards one-on-
one and they did that," Walsh said.
"Early in the game, we were very
hyper, which was created by the physi-
cal play of Michigan."

Once regulation ended, each
team's big weapons took turns flex-
ing their might.
Michigan had several scoring
chances and spent several minutes try-
ing to wear down the Maine blueliners,
but time and time again, the Black
Bears sent the Wolverines back into
their own zone without a goal.


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'M' baseball shifts attention to conference foe

By Marc Diller
Daily Baseball Writer
After a disappointing non-confer-
ence loss'toWestern Michigan Wednes-
day, the Michigan baseball team wel-
comes Big Ten competition to Fisher
Stadium this weekend. The Wolverines
host Illinois (1-3 Big Ten, 8-16 overall)
in a pair of doubleheaders.
Despite its slow start, Michigan (2-2,

9-14) is improving at just the right time.
The Wolverines' pitching staff has been
impressive and senior co-captain Ryan
Van Oeveen has regained his stroke,
batting .500 in his last five games.
Michigan's pitching staff has not
shown its inexperience since entering
Big Ten play. In the last five games, the
Wolverines have benefited from two
fine performances by Tyler Steketee.

The freshman pitched Michigan's
first complete-game victory of the sea-
son last weekend at Iowa and then
shined in a rare relief performance
against the Broncos Wednesday.
At Western, Steketee allowed no
runs in 2 1/3 innings, retiring seven of
the eight batters he faced.
"Tyler has been really stepping up
and filling holes in our pitching staff,"

Wolverine reliever John Arvai said.
Brian Steinbach, Michigan's other
freshman, has also pitched well in con-
ference play. Steinbach shares a team-
best 1.59 ERA in Big Ten play with
The Illini hurlers, on the other hand,
have a 5.60 ERA and don't seem to
represent much of a threat to the Wol-
verines' improving offense.

Softball hosts Hoosiers in team's first home game of season

By Tim Smith
Daily Sports Writer
If things go as planned, the Michigan
softball team will play doubleheaders
against Indiana tomorrow and Sunday in
its first home games of the season.N
But if things go the way they have
been going, the Wolverines could be
playing their weekend ball in
After playing the first five weeks of
the season on the road in various tour-
naments, Michigan was poised to open
its home schedule with a doubleheader
against Notre Dame on Wednesday.
After those games were canceled

due to inclement weather, it seems that
the weekend series against the Hoosiers
will be the home opener.
But with the possibility of snow,
the road-warrior Wolverines have made
contingency plans. If Mother Nature
hits Ann Arbor with a Spring storm,
Michigan may once again pack its bags.
"We're hoping that the weather will
clear up so we can play," freshman Sara
Griffin said. "If it snows, we'll prob-
ably end up going to Indiana and we
don't want that. We want our home-
field advantage."
Although the home-field advantage
may be nice for the Wolverines, they

have shown that they don't need it.
Michigan has dominated its road com-
petition thus far, posting a 21-3 record
overall and a 4-0 mark in the Big Ten.
Griffin leads the way for the Wolver-
ines. She was named the National Player
of the Week after hitting .458 with two
homers and pitching three shutouts.
This weekend, though, Griffin and
the Wolverines will try and prove their
conference dominance when they take
on the Hoosiers (3-1,13-12). Indiana,
the defending Big Ten champion, is led
by catcher Meg Montgomery (.333, 2
HR, 20 RBI) and pitcher Gina Ugo (9-
3, 90 strikeouts in 79 innings).

"(Wolverine coach Carol Hutchins)
told us that (Ugo) was a good pitcher and
liked to paint the corners (of the plate),"
Griffin said. "But I talked to some people
on the team and they say she's hittable."
Hitting has not been a problem for
the Wolverines, who scored 35 runs on
50 hits in the four-game sweep of Pur-
due last weekend. It has been this hit-
ting, along with the pitching of Griffin
and senior Kelly Kovach, that has en-
abled the Wolverines to do so well.
"We have really solid defense and
our hitting has been consistent," Griffin
said. "We're always backing each other
up and it's been a good team effort.


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