Field hockey postseason faces off
The Michigan field hockey team hosts the first-annual Wolverine
Invitational Indoor Hockey Festival at the Track and Tennis Building
Feb. 24-25. Michigan will field two teams, Blue and White, which will
face the University of Guelph, University of Kitchener, a Detroit club
team and a Toronto mixed team. Games begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday
February 20, 1996
From Staff Reports
Less than a month after its quarter-
backs coach quit to take the same job at
Indiana, the Michigan football team has
<Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr an-
nounced the hiring of Stan Parrish yester-
,Parrish joins the Wolverines after six
seasons coaching the signal-callers at
le also served as assistant head coach
andoffensive coordinator during his ten-
uro -withthe Scarlet Knights.
Parrish replaces Kit Cartwright, who
left for Bloomington after two seasons
with the Wolverines.
Under Cartwright, the Michigan pass-
attack consisting of quarterbacks
phomore Scott Dreisbach and junior
Brian Griese averaged 193.8 yards per
game,good for seventh in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines were sixth in the con-
ference-in total offense.
Last season at Rutgers, Parrish's of-
fense was the most productive in the Big
East. Quarterback Ray Lucas led the con-
ference in total offense, averaging just
over 223 yards per game.
f"Stan Parrish is an excellent football
oach," Carr said in a statement. "He has
an outstanding background and I'm very
excited to have him join our staff."
Parrish, 49, has been coaching at the
collegiate level for more than 20 years,
with almost half of that time spent as a
After starting as a graduate assistant at
Purduein 1975, he was an assistant coach
at NCAA Division III Wabash College
fore takingthchelm ofthe Little Giants
m 1978 through 1982.
After a stint as an assistant at Purdue in
1983, Parrish moved into the head coach-
ing job at Div. I-AA Marshall in 1984.
In 1986, he moved up to Div. I, coach-
ing at Kansas State for two seasons.
Parrish compiled a 57-41-3 record in
his tenure at the three schools.
A native of Cleveland, Parrish gradu-
ated from Heidelberg College in 1968
th abachelor's in biology and physical
ucation. He earned a master's degree in
the latter from Purdue in 1976.
He and his wife, the former Ruth Purdy,
have a son, Andrew (15), and a daughter,
Micbl a investigates
possible basketball violation
By Michael Rosenberg
Daily Sports Writer
An investigation into the car acci-
dent that nearly killed five Michigan
basketball players Saturday morning
may reveal an NCAA violation.
NCAA rules state that a recruit can-
not be taken more than 30 miles off
campus on an official visit. Flint
was a violation by the end of the
If the University determines there
is a violation, Michigan would com-
pile a report and send it to the Big Ten
and NCAA, Keilitz said.
"We have had 30 violations in the
past 2 1/2 years," Keilitz said. None
of those violations
was in the car with
The players were
returning from a
party in Detroit.
who was driving
the Ford Explorer
at the time of the
"We have had 30
violations in the
past 2 1/2 years'
- Craig Keilitz
Michigan's NCAA compliance
resulted in any
cussions for the
"Most of them
would fall in
this general na-
lock, Ron Oliver
also in the car.
accident, said that
the party was near
Robert Traylor's house. Traylor, who
broke his arm in the crash, is believed to
live within the 30-mile radius.
Craig Keilitz, Michigan's NCAA
compliance coordinator, said the Ath-
letic Department is looking into the
matter and will likely decide if there
Steve Fisher has already announced $
that he will not discipline any of the
players involved in the incident be-
cause nothing illegal occurred.
Cleaves finished his visit last night.
He is expected to pick Michigan State
over Michigan and Florida State.
Maurice Taylor, four other Wolverines and Flint Northern star Mateen Cleaves
were in a car accident that occurred early Saturday morning.
netters left out in the cold [7'
Blue not invited to National Indoor Team Championships 'I
By Richard Shin
Daily Sports Writer
The new men's tennis national rankings will be released
next Monday, and while Michigan is sure to climb in the
rankings, the new ratings will come a little too late.
Two weeks too late, to be exact.
Last week, the Wolverines were not invited to compete
in the National Indoor Singles and Doubles Champion-
ships because the preseason poll didn't rank them among
the top 16-20 teams in the nation.
This week, Michigan misses out on yet another tourna-
ment, the National Indoor Team Championships, again,
mostly because of its preseason ranking.
Lost in the mix is the fact that the Wolverines have
improved considerably since the poll was determined last
fall, defeating Penn State in their Big Ten opener and
upsetting No. 19 Tennessee at the O'Charley's Invita-
Add to that the fact that Michigan's No. I singles
player, Peter Pusztai, is riding a nine-match winning
streak, which includes the Big Ten singles championship
and a win over the NCAA's fourth-ranked player, and you
have a good resume for the tournament committee.
The committee selected No. 16 Notre Dame for the at-
large berth in Region IV, leaving the 24th-ranked Wolver-
ines out of the 16-team field this weekend.
The selection committee in Region IV includes Michi-
gan coach Brian Eisner, who said that the selection came
down to a choice between Notre Dame and Michigan.
Recent tournament performances and match play were
also considered in the selection process, which seemed to
favor the Wolverines. Even though Notre Dame carried a
higher preseason ranking, Eisner thought that at two
preseason tournaments, the Wolverines outperformed the
Irish in head-to-head competition.
"I felt strongly that (since) we outperformed Notre
Dame and won more individual matches (at tournaments
both teams attended), we should have gone," Eisner said.
"What really happens, quite frankly, is that bids are
determined by what you did the year before."
The selection committee voted in favor of Notre Dame,
4-3, and Michigan was denied the opportunity to compete.
The importance of the tournament was twofold, and
Eisner was disappointed that his team missed the opportu-
"You get to face 16 of the 20 best teams in the nation,
and the matches don't count toward the 25-match limit
(imposed by the NCAA)," Eisner said. "It's really an
advantage to play matches against the kinds of teams that
are going to be there."
Instead, the biggest opponent that Michigan will face
this month will be no opponent at all.
Almost three weeks of noncompetitive play might have
a negative effect on the Wolverines, but it might also help
Only when Michigan returns to play against Texas on
March Swill the impact of the mid-winter holiday be fully
The men's tennis team was not invited to the National Indoor Team
Championships and will not face competition until March 5 when it plays Texas.
Gridiron stars capture BVN tournament
For the Daily
Spectators and participants lined
up on the bridge to the Hill and
jammed the doorways to the Central
Campus Recreation Building to catch
a glimpse of the Black Volunteer
Network's second-annual basketball
tournament this past Saturday.
The 16-team single-elimination
- urnament was highlighted by a
ng-distance shoot-out and a slam
The first two hours of the tourna-
tnent gave spectators a chance to
watch the teams and individual com-
petitors along the courts of the CCRB.
Aiesha Miller-Gray was one of many
spectators wandering from court to
"I think this was fun because all
he people were united and it was
aferent from the usual party," Gray
The title game on center court fea-
tured a team named "The Dawgs"
against a team named "Will Yum."
At the end of the 20-minute con-
test, Will Yum, consisting of Will-
iam Carr, Deollo Johnson, David
Bowens, Milton Morris, Tyrone
butterfield, Earnest Sanders and
4 ndre Weathers, walked away with
Nike campus representative Drew
Pudduck was on hand at the event
with bags of free giveaways.
"We try and give things away at
events like this to bring the Nike
experience to all students," Pudduck
"I hope this and other events like
this bring more black people together."
Black Volunteer Network President
The winner of the long-distance
shoot-out was Henry Jackson, with a
total of 43 points.
The event closed with a slam dunk
contest. Shannon Williams won the
dunk contest with a leap over two
BVN President Andre Hewitt was
pleased with the turnout made possible
through the efforts of his organization.
"I hope this and other events like
this bring more black people to-
gether," Hewitt said.
It was evident at the CCRB that
Hewitt's hopes were fulfilled.
a great event."
The second event of the night was
the long distance shoot-out. Each par-
ticipant had 45 seconds to shoot from
various distances, receiving points for
each basket made. The point value of
each basket increased the longer the
distance of the shot.
"It was tiring and I was getting real
nervous when time started to run
down," said Kharysha Barden, one of
the female participants. "I wasn't
afraid of the crowd, because I've been
playing ball for several years."
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