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Spikers look to avenge blowout loss 1

By Mark Snyder
Daily Sports "Writer
Revenge is sweet, but it is oftten difficult.
Avenging a defeat serves as a great moti-
vating factor for the Michigan men's volley-
ball team, and this weekend the Wolverines
will get their chance. The squad will face off
against Michigan State this Friday night in
East Lansing.
The Spar~s trounced the Wolverines Jan.
17 at the CCRB, and the Wolverines are look-
ing to show the Spartans how much the team
has improved.
"This is the big one," Michigan captain
Jamie Reynolds said. "We want to get (the
Spartans) back for the match right after winter
break."

Wolverines need Rodriguez, Reynolds to shine in Spii

Michigan State dominated the Wolverines
in the first match, winning in three sets while
the Wolverines put up little fight.
Thc Wolverines have taken a few weeks
off, taking the time to heal their bumps and
bruises.
The healing process has been vital to the
Wolverines this season with their numerous
injuries.
Andy Spitser, the team's most powerful
hitter, remains sidelined with a broken thumb,
and the team is hoping to have him back in the
next couple of weeks.

The lineup is definitely set without Spitser,
and Reynolds thinks it is significantly im-
proved due to the addition of Ernesto
Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, who recently joined the squad,
is far more experienced than the rest of the
players and greatly improves the team.
"(Rodriguez) knows so much," Reynolds
said. "He's kind of like a mentor to some of
the other players even though he is younger
than they are."
In addition to Rodriguez and Reynolds, the
team Michigan will field against Michigan

State is a cohesiv
Pothiraj, Ted Sko
out the starters.
Stilstra also ac
with his coach's
on the Wolverine
He volunteered
for the beginning
ing himself.
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Feb. 3-4.

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March 19, 1994
Michigan 84,
Texas 79

4kand Fife

lasso some Longhorns

By Brent McIntosh
Daily Sports Editor
Jimmy King is now struggling in his
first season with the Toronto Raptors.
Jalen Rose is getting by as a Denver
Nugget, blossoming recently as more
playing time comes his way. Ray Jack-
son is a Grand Rapids Macker; he made
the Continental Basketball Association
All-Star game this year.
Juwan Howard is the standout of the
bunch. An NBA All-Star this season, it
is his rock-solid play on which the
Washington Bullets _____
hang their collective hat Tomor0trov
night in and night out.
They're scattered Michigan vs.1
across the continent, two When:-Approx
countries and two Where: Brad!e
leagues. They rarely see M ilwaukee.
each other now - TV: CB', Char
friends separated by dis- Last meeting:
tance, by jobs that have Michigan 84,
drawn them apart.
But one night two
years ago -March 19, U
1994 to be exact -theyUA
were all Wolverines.
They were fourth-fifths
of the simultaneouslyt
famous and infamous
Fab Five. And they were
the team everybody wanted to beat.
On this particular night, Texas was
the "everybody" with a yen to knock off
the third-seeded Wolverines. The No. 6
seed Longhorns had beaten Western
Kentucky to earn the right to challenge
the two-time defending regional cham-
pions, who had snuck by Pepperdine in
the first round, 78-74. Beating the tour-
ney-tested Wolverines, though, was a
task the blazing-fast Longhorns just
couldn't master: After an end-to-end
battle, they succumbed 84-79.
Texas against Michigan ... sounds
familiar ... the Wolverines take on the
Longhorns again this season. The No. 7
and No. 10 seeds will rumble at ap-
proximately 10:30 p.m. tomorrow in
the first round,. of the NCAA tourna-
ment. If the lessons of history hold any
clues, this one could be a doozie.

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The last one certainly was. If there
were any doubts that Howard was ready
for the NBA -to which he bolted less
than a month after the season - they
disappeared that March night.
Howard was omnipotent. He was,
quite frankly, the only reason Michigan
survived to play Maryland in the third
round of the tournament.
Howard scored - a career-high 34
points - he rebounded - a career-
high 18 boards - and he did it without
committing a single foul.
"Juwan was simply
outstanding," Michigan
fSgame coach Steve Fisher said
'exas, after the game. "We've
10:30 p.m.- put the ball in his hands
VCenter, a lot of times, so he's
now got the ability to
el 62 make some decisions to
shoot it or pass it. He
ex as 79, was magnificent."
Howard even nailed
his first career 3-poi nter,
a no-other-choice-but-
to-shoot heave with four
minutes remaining in the
first half.
Y "When he threw in
that three-pointer with
the 35-second shot clock
running out, 1 knew something was in

types of situations."
Now, Fife has been there before and
he's been through those types of situa-
tions. And he's about to go through one
again tomorrow night.
Fife, though, is by far the most expe-
rienced ofthe Wolverines. He's dressed
for more Michigan tournament games
than the rest of the Wolverines com-
bined. He played all but a minute of the
game two years ago.
But that Texas game two years ago is
done with. It will have little effect on
tomorrow's game.
"I don't think that will have any bear-
ing," Fisher said Tuesday. "The only
two current players who got any sig-
nificant minutes were (Texas' Reggie)
Freeman and Dugan Fife. We don't
have anyone in the program who was
even on the bench."
So it's nothing but a memory - a
memory ofJalen Rose and Jimmy King
calmly sinking free throws to ice the
victory, a memory of Ray Jackson play-
ing possessed against the best team in
his home state, a memory of Juwan
Howard scoring virtually at will.
Quite a memory.
(March 19, 1994
TEXAS (79)
IFG FT RES
MIlN M-A MA 0T A F PTSI
IBurditt 37 4-6 0-3 4-9 1 4 8
Freeman 3 0-0 0-0 1-10 0 0
Mclver 27 5-7 0-0 2.7 1 2 10
Tyler 39 6-24 9-9 2-2 6 3 22
Rencher 37 6-12 3-4 0-3 3 5 16
Wingfield 10 2-2 0-1 2-3 0 2 4
Anderson 35 6-17 0-1 1-2 3 2 13
Watson 8 2-3 0-0 2-3 1 4 6
Houston 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 00 0
Totals 200 31-71 12-18 14-34 1524 79
FG%: 437. FT%:.667. Three-point goals: 5-21,
.238 (Watson 2-2, Renc her 1-2, Anderson 1-6,
Tyler 1-11). Blocks: 1 (Burditt). Turnovers: 12
(Anderson 6, Mclver 2, Tyler 2. Rencher,
Watson). Steals: 11 (Anderson 3. Tyler 3,
Burditt 2, Rencher 2, Mclver). Technical Fouls:
none
MICHIGAN (84)
FO FT RED
MIN W4A PM-A ". A F PTS
Rose 40 4-9 7-8 1-4 5 4 17
Jackson 30 6-10 3-5 5-14 7 5 15
Howard 39 16-24 1-3 4-18 1 0 34
Fife 39 1-4 0-2 0-1 3 3 3
King 37 3-8 6.11 0-2 0 4 1
Saint-Jean 20 0.1 3-4 0-2 3 2 3
Ndiaye 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 01 0
Totals 200 30.57 20-33 10-41 1919 84
FG%:.526. FT%: .606, Three-point goals: 4-12,
.333 (Rose 2-4, Howard 1-1, Fife 1-3, Ndiaye 0-
1, Saint-Jean 0-1, King 0-2). Blocks: 3 (Howard,
Jackson, King). Turnovers: 18 (Rose 7, Howard
5, Fife 3, King 2, Jackson). Steals: 6 (Saint-Jean
3, Fife, King, Rose). Technical Fouls: none
Texas-......36-43 -79
Michigan...41-43 -84
At: Kansas Coliseum; A: 10,036

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Big Ten P'layer of the Year, was joined
y Iowa's Jess Settles and Andre
Eno Carlisle.*The miedia'sfirst teamy
file Big Ten coaches gave the nod to'
re'sGene Keady was named coach of
Samn Okey is freshman of the year.y Thursday 8
March 14, 199
"We are fine financially," Reynolds said.
sers ab ence "We did well enough this year that we were
Lsers ab ence able to buy new uniforms and warm-ups for
this season."
ve unit. Justin Biebel, Suresh The finances, however, are not enough to
lIarus and Chad Stilstra round cover two matches against every team in the
Big Ten each year, so a regular-season league
dds experience on the court championship is unrealistic. This makes club
sbackground and four years volleyball difficult for all teams because no
e team. of them are able to point their regular seaso W
das the team's assistant coach to a title.
of the season before activat- But the team's record, despite the season's
injuries and inexperience, has improved to 53.
port, the team must support The team is looking at the game against
accomplished through fund- Michigan State as more than a tune-up for the
tournament Michigan hosted Big Ten Championships March 23 at Ohio
State.
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ing just wasn't enough. Hours of men- Among my friends, my tickets translate
tal preparation and elbow grease in the into Olympic participation; witnessing
application process the games from
may not have trans- stands is as close 75
fated into ticket suc - any of us will prob-
cess. The lottery pro- ably ever get to
cess used to deter- __ Olympic glory.
mine ticket recipients bt But I'm not alone in
this year proved thait train- ~ my bragging rights ohn the
ing does not necessarily trans- University of Michiganxcah-
late into victory, or, to put it in context, pus. Just today, as a matter of fact, I
finding a seat in Atlanta. The family of learned that seven other people ini Ann
swimmer Summer Sanders, a three-time Arbor may have better tickets than, ,
gold medal winner at the 1992 Barcelona "Impossible," you may say. "Betterti
games, was not even able to secure ets than Susan Dann's? Was her appli-
tickets for their daughter's potential cation training in vain?" :~
events at the Atlanta games. All of the available credit on: your
Call it irony, but Sanders' family VISA couldn't get you better ttets
won't be needing those swimming tick- than Carlton Bruner, Tom Dolanjh'm
ets after all. Sanders failed to make the Malchow, Erie Namesnik, ",q. n
United States Olympic team at the re- Piersma, Eric Wunderlich and:,Jon
cent trials held in Indianapolis. I never Urbanchek have. These men have the
thought that I had anything in common best seats in the house - if they-don't
with Oiympi c-caliber athletes, but Sum- See OLYMPICS, Pag 1OA

this is also the emotion many fans feel whe
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the cards," Penders said. " I said, 'Mr.
Howard's going to have himself a
night."'
Mr. Howard did indeed have himself
"a night," but the rest of the Wolverines
weren't exactly missing in action. Rose
had 17 points and five assists. King
scored 12, and Jackson tossed in 15 to
go with 14 rebounds and seven assists.
And the fifth Wolverine starter on
that Fab-ulous team? He played 39 min-
utes, distributed three assists, scored
but three points, and went on to become
the captain of the Fab-less Wolverines.
His name? Dugan Fife.
"We've got veteran players," Fisher
said at the time. "With the exception of
Dugan Fife, the rest of the guys who did
the bulk of the playing have been here
before, and they've been through those

Olympians
By Susan Dann
Daily Sports Writer
"Sure, I'm going to the 1996 Olym-
pies in Atlanta," I brag to my friends as
I proceed to tell them that my brother
miraculously snagged four tickets to
the men's basketball gold medal game.
among other tickets my family toiled to
apply for and ultimately received.
Applying for spectator tickets to the
Centennial Games was tiresome -
physically, emotionally and mentally. I
even heard some people say you had to
be a Harvard graduate just to under-
stand the ticket application. (I had no
idea that the Olympic Ticket Commit-
tee would have any way to verify that
my brother really is a H-arvard grad.)
I considered myself lucky to get any
tickets, let alone the varied selection
which I now have in hand.
My Olympic training is now com-
plete. The hard work has paid off. My
gold medals? A ticket stub and a wooden

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in he Universit?
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campus-wide committees. Committees are comprised of students, facultyt
and staff, and advise various University Departments. Most committees
meet about once a month and require a commitment of one to two years.
'POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
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Distinguished' Faculty Achievement Awards (1) student
Distinguished Research Scientist Award (1) student
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