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Scoreboard AMERICAN LEAGUE
No games scheduled
NATIONAL LEAGUE
MONTREAL 6, Florida 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Philadelphia 6. CHICAGO 1 Notre Dame 14, VANDERBILT 7
Home team in CAPS

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Friday
September 6, 1996

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Notre Dame survix
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Marc Edwards, who nearly fumbled
away the game a few minutes earlier, scored from three yards out with
4:59 left last night as No. 6 Notre Dame escaped with a 14-7 victory
over Vanderbilt.
The Commodores, who recovered four Irish fumbles, took a 7-6 lead
with 11:16 left on a dramatic 50-yard touchdown pass from Damian
Allen to Todd Yoder on a third-and-38 play. The scoring drive was set up
after Edwards fumbled and linebacker Antony Jordon recovered on the
Irish 23.
Brett Speakman's extra point put Vanderbilt ahead, and it looked as
though the Commodores might be able to duplicate Northwestern's 17-

- barely, 14-7

15 upset of the Irish in last year's seasonr opener.
But Ron Powlus shook off a poor three quarters and finally got the
Irish moving, directing a 14-play, 75-yard march that ended with
Edwards' TD run off right tackle.
The Irish, favored by 22 points, had seven fumbles and lost four.
Edwards lost two and so did tailback Robei Farmer. Powlus completed
19 of 32 passes for 215 yards. Notre Dame led 6-0 after three quarters
on field goals of 33 and 32 yards by freshman Jim Sanson.
But Vanderbilt, winners of only two games last season, took the lead
after a wild series that began with Edwards' second fumble. A 16-ya
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Michigan will face its fourth-straight top-25 opponent today when It takes on No. 9 Florida.
Michian volleyball gears
up for weekend tourney

By Kevin Kasiborski
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's volleyball team doesn't
enjoy pain. The Wolverines just want to get better.
And a tough non-conference schedule is one of
the best ways to do that, Michigan coach Greg
Giovanazzi said.
"It's part of the philoso- -
phy that if we get used to The ft
playing at this level, then
it's going to carry into the pic ed
Big Ten season when we are
going to be playing teams us i the
of this caliber throughout,"
Giovanazzi said. are all t
"The four teams picked
ahead of us in the Big Ten tearm(s
are all top-20 teams, and I
think we need to get used to
playing at that level." Michig an
After starting the season
with three losses to top-25
teams, the Wolverines face two more difficult non-
conference matches this weekend. The Wolverines
host powers No. 9 Florida and Georgia as part of
the Volleyball Challenge at Cliff Keen Arena.
Illinois (1-I) plays Georgia at 5:30 p.m. today,
followed by the Michigan-Florida match at 7:30.
Tomorrow, Illinois and Florida kick things off at
5:30 p.m., and Michigan takes on Georgia at
7:30.
Florida (5-1), the defending SEC champion,

is the fourth-straight top-25 team the
Wolverines have faced this season. Georgia (2-
1) would have made it five in a row, but the
Lady Bulldogs fell out of the top 25 following
a loss to George Mason on Aug. 30.
"Both of these teams are just really well
coached," Giovanazzi said. "Florida is a team that
has some really good All-
American caliber players.
Ir teams They have a transfer by the
name of Nina Foster from
ead of Alabama, who's helped bal-

Gi

ance them out where they
&fgTen might have been weak from
graduation. They are just a
$ 20 really balanced team on the
outside and in the middle."
Giovanazzi said his
players understand the
reg GioVanazzi reasons for the difficult
3Iteyball coach schedule, but admitted
that sometimes he wor-
ries that the losses over-
shadow the positive progress being made.
"I think they understand, but how do you
balance the lack of wins with confidence?"
Giovanazzi said. "That is something that on a
daily basis we are having to handle.
"At the end of this weekend we are going to
have an even better idea than we have right
now about how we fare against teams in the
top 25. That was something we came out of
See VOLLEYBALL, Page 15

Fan fest
successful;
students
no-shows
By Andy Knudsen
Daily Sports Writer
Thousands of Michigan students empty
their wallets to see the Michigan football,
basketball and hockey teams. So xwhy
haven't they gone wild for a chance to see
these teams for free?
That is what the Michigan Athletic
Department is pondering as it makes final
preparations for The Michigan Experience
this weekend.
Coaches and members of all 23
Michigan varsity sports will be in atten-
dance for the free
Michigan event Sunday from I
mayhem p.m. to 4 in the
When Sunday Cnsler Arena park-
from ep.m. to 4 ing let. Among t
Where: Criser highlights will be the
Arena parking lot entire defending
Who: Wolverines national champion
from 23 sports hockey team and
popular men's bas-
ketball team.
Due to the enormous size of the
Michigan football team (as a whole, not as
individuals) only about 10 stars will be
available to fans.
There will also be lots of entertainmeni
games, giveaways and drawings - mo
than enough to arouse the interest of those
who bleed maize and blue.
"It gives us a chance to thank the fans for
their continued support and showcase all of
our programs," said Michigan Athletic
Director Joe Roberson.
Although the athletic department has
been pleased with the overall turnout in
recent years - 8,000 people two years ago,
15,000 people last year - it has been le
curious about the small minority ofstuder
who have taken their extremely busy week
end afternoons off to stand in the piesence
of their athletic heroes.
"Only about five percent of the atten-
dance has been students," said Helen
Johnson, who works in Michigan's mairket-
ing and promotions department.
Johnson has her theories for the lack of
student participation.
"Students have a lot of choices. an,
opportunities," she said. "A lot of (T
Michigan Experience) is geared towards
kids, and college kids are not as star strucik."
Maybe they won't drool in front of their
favorite players, but students have road-
tripped to Middle of Nowhere, Penn, after
a monstrous snow storm to see the winged
helmets, slept outside of Crisler Ara to
get good basketball seats, and af of
Riverfront Coliseum was from Ann Arbor
for the hockey final four last spring.
Wouldn't they like to chat with Jarre*
Irons and get their picture taken with
Brendan Morrison? Apparently not.
To arouse student interest, the athletic
department has added a couple new games
- a velcro wall and sumo wrestling -
aimed more toward college students.
But the real problem, Johnson thinks, is
"normally students don't hear about (The
Michigan Experience).
"A lot of people come to Mihiga
because of its sports (teams)," she sai
"Those are people who, I think, would
come if they knew about it."

Curtesy of the Michiganl Athletic Department
Former Michigan assistant basketball coach Jay Smith, now the head coach at Grand Valley State,
joined several Wolverines to sign autographs at last year's event. But he signed few for students.

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Basketball
SEASON TICKETS: $85
" Student ticket will not include games vs. Ohio State (Jan. 2), and
Northwestern (Mar. 5) due to University break periods. Students
will be able to purchase one ticket for each of these games for $15
each during the application period.
" Make checks payable to Michigan Ticket Department.
" Credit cards will not be accepted for season ticket payment.
3,100 TICKETS AVAILABLE
* If more than 3,100 applications are received during the application
period, split season tickets will be issued according to the chart below.
" Only those individuals applying together will be guaranteed the
same split season ticket package.
" Recipients of full season tickets will be determined by the number
of consecutive years of purchase.
" Students will bee-permitted to submit applications for classmates by
providing additional valid student I.D. cards, completed applications
and payment.
" Students wishing to sit together must apply at the same time. Group
seatinor will he determined based on the lowest oriority student in

Hockey
SEASON TICKETS: $90
* Student ticket will not include games vs. Ferris State (Dec. 31) nor
the CCHA First Round Playoffs due to University break periods.
Students will be able to purchase tickets for the Ferris State game
for $10 each during the application period.
* Make checks payable to Michigan Ticket Department.
* Credit cards will not be accepted for season ticket payment.
1,800 TICKETS AVAILABLE
* If more than 1,800 applications are received during the application
period, split season tickets will be issued according to the chart below.
* Only those individuals applying together will be guaranteed the
same split season ticket package.
" Recipients of full season tickets will be determined by the number
of consecutive years of purchase.
* Students will be permitted to submit applications for classmates by
providing additional valid student I.D. cards, completed applications
and payment.
" Students wishing to sit together must apply at the same time. Group
seating will be determined based on the lowest priority student in

-Be Schedule
Today
Volleyball hosts the Volleyball
Challenge with Georgia,
Louisville and Florida, Cliff Keen
Arena, 5 p.m.
Tomorrow
Volleyball hosts the Volleyball
Challenge with Georgia,
Louisville, and Florida, Cliff Keen
Arena, 5 p.m.
Soccer at Wright State, Dayton,
Ohio, 1 pm..
Women's cross country at
Michigan State, East Lansing,
TBA.
Men's cross country hosts
Michigan Open, 5 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Temple, Ocker
Field, noon.
SUnday
Field Hockey vs. Boston College,
Ocker Field, noon.

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