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ay Sports Editor
Already working with a shortened bench,
Michigan basketball coach Steve Fisher will
have to deal with the loss of one more player
-at least for the remainder of the semester.
,The Athletic Department announced that
sophomore forward Albert White has been
ended for the semester for violating
mn rules.
White cannot play, practice or participate
in any team-related activities until the semes-
ter ends on Dec. 20. In a prepared statement,
Fister said that White will not automatically
rejoin the team after the suspension, but
J cers skate
paswt Blac
Bears, 3-0,
at the Joe
By James Goldstein
Daily Sports Writer
DETROIT - John Madden's second
wind put out the flame for googd.
With Maine showing some signs of
life, Madden scored his second goal of
the night, sealing Michigan's 3-0 victo-
ry over the Black Bears in front of
10,489 at the Joe Louis Arena on Friday.
The Wolverines improved their
Oord to 3-0 while Maine fell to 0-1.
Maine had its best scoring opportuni-
ties of the game in the final period,
attempting eight of its 17 total shots on
goal, hitting more aggressively than
they were in the previous two periods.
With three minutes to go in the game,
Maine defenseman Jeff Libby ham-
-ered Madden from behind in the
Maine zone. No penalty was called after
Madden went down to the ice. He
ftained there for a few minutes before
' ading to the bench, holding his wrist.
and trying to breathe.
"I just was trying to play the puck,"
Madden said. "My wrist got jammed
amld I got the wind knocked out of me. I
was trying to get up, but my legs
weren't there because there was no
Within the next minute, Libby
pushed Brendan Morrison head-first
the goal crease. This time, the ref-
eree blew the whistle.
With a 5-on-3 advantage, Madden
went back on the ice. it didn't take long
for the Michigan senior to find the net.
Morrison sent a crossing pass to
Madden, who stopped the puck with his
skate and slapped it past Maine goal-
tender Alfie Michaud for the goal with
two-and-a-half minutes remaining.
Michigan's Marty Turco stopped all
ofMaine's 17 shots, notching his eighth
peer shutout. Turco has kept opposing
teams scoreless for the last 103:54. In
fact, the last time he allowed a goal was
in the first period of the Lake Superior
game last Saturday. Tight
Even with the shutout, Turco didn't -
have to work hard. Michigan kept the
puick in its own zone by making bone-
crushing checks and creating odd-man
rushes while Maine created few sconring

pended from basketball team for semester

rather his status will be re-evaluated at the
end of the calendar year.
Athletic Department officials and Fisher
refused to specify why White was suspended.
"I do not deem it appropriate to comment
on this situation publicly, other than to say it
will be handled as a team matter," Fisher
Michigan Athletic Director Joe Roberson
told The Ann Arbor News that White's sus-
pension did not involve violations of NCAA
"It's a team matter;" Athletic Department
spokesperson Keith Molin said. "The suspen-
sion is for the semester. It will be reviewed at

the end of the semester."

White's mother, Lynda
Donald, said she had not
heard from White since
the suspension, but was
sure he was still in
"I haven't talked to
him," Donald said. "All I
know is what I read in the
papers. "
White's roommate said
he had not yet moved into
his room, though White
would this past weekend.

The suspension leaves the Wolverines with
just five returning players who saw consider-
able action last season. Only six players cur-
rently on scholarship played for Michigan
last year.
Jerod Ward, who missed the Big Ten sea-
son for the second year in a row with a knee
injury, will probably see the bulk of White's
playing time. Fisher said Ward - a 6-foot-9
junior - will play primarily on the perime-
ter. Junior small forward Willie Mitchell
transferred during the off-season.
White, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound swingman,
was impressive in his freshman season, and
was expected to contribute even more this

year. He averaged nine points and five
rebounds and played in all 32 of Michigan's
games. starting almost half of them. Most
impressively, White improved as the season
lie will miss key games against Duke,
LSU and St. John's. lie is also likely to miss
the Wolverines' Dec. 21 matchup with
Arizona at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Whether or not White will be back for the
Rainbow Classic Dec. 27-30 is up to Fisher.
Michigan tips off its exhibition season
Nov. I1 against Australian Adeline. The reg
ular season begins Nov. 26 at home against
Ball State.

called to say he




Blue needs
late rally to
top Hoosi~ers
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Editor
. In a flat game played by flat players in the flat portion of the
schedule, Michigan almost got flattened Saturday.
Overcoming seven penalties, three turnovers and a 10-point
deficit, the uninspired, 13th-ranked Wolverines struggled to beat
lowly Indiana, 27-20, in front of 106,088 at Michigan Stadium.
"We didn't get up for this game like we should've," Michigan
quarterback Scott Dreisbach said. "We weren't as ready to play
as we should've
been, and it
Michigan 27 showed."

*, Indiana 20

Though he
threw for 218 yards
and a touchdown,
Dreisbach com-
pleted just 48.6

percent of his passes and was intercepted twice.
Though they played a team that was ranked ninth in the Big
Ten in offense entering the game, the Wolverines gave up more
points than they have all season.
And though the Hoosiers (0-4 Big en, 2-5 overall) are one of
four mediocre teams Michigan faces in successive weeks, they
were able to take a 17-7 lead midway through the second quar-
ter and stay within range of the Wolverines (2-1, 5-1) until the
final moments.
In fact, the Hoosiers twice had a chance to go ahead in the
fourth quarter but failed.
With Michigan punting with about 10 minutes remaining, the
Hoosiers didn't get the ball, because they were guilty of rough-
ing the passer. Tie Wolverines were given a first-and-10 on the
50-yard line as a result and went on to kick a field goal to lead
"It was a young kid (who committed the penalty), but there's
no excuse for it," Indiana coach Bill Mallory said. "He feels bad,
but I'll still chew his butt."
Then, with just 1:35 remaining, Indiana quarterback Jay
Rodgers lunged for a first down on fourth-and-one and was
stopped by Michigan's David Bowens. Had he gotten the first
down and gone on to score, Mallory said he would have gone
for a two-point conversion and the victory.

end Jerame Tuman struggles for extra yardage against Indiana's Jabar Robinson in Michigan's 27-20 come-from-behind victory Saturday.

Much Ado

'I was scared before the game about
r defense,"Maine interim coach Greg
Cronin said. "But it ended up that our
defense actually played pretty well, but
our offense, that I thought was our
strength, was very weak tonight."
The Wolverines came out hitting
right from the opening faceoff, but their
overall play was sloppy.
Morrison, Bill Muckalt and Blake
Sloan all had good opportunities to
re in the first period, but didn't get
good shots off.
Madden missed on a number of solid
scoiing chances. With four minutes
remaining in the period, he flubbed a
shot from in front of the net after
Muckalt dished it back to him from
behind the goal with a man advantage.
Three minutes later and shorthanded
Warren Luhning and Madden created a
2-on-1 situation, but Madden missed
&h of the empty net on Luhning's
pass' It looked as if the Wolverines
would head to the lockerroom scoreless
against a team that they were dominat-
See MAINE, Page 7B

By Nancy Berger
D~aily Sports Writer
On the night of the Opening
Ceremonies atthe 1996
Olympic Games in Atlanta,
Michigan swimmer Shannon
Shakespeare was so overcome with
emotions that she lost all sense of feel-
ing in her body.
Shakespeare had been anxiously wait-
ing a year for this night to arrive and the
excitement of the occasion had gotten
the best of her. She would represent,
Canada and proudly display her coun-
try's colors with the rest of her team-
mates-in one of the largest displays of
pageantry in the world.
The stage was set for the most memo-
rable night in Shakespeare's life, and the
Olympian was sitting in her room
watching more than 10,000 other
Olympians parade around the stadium in
the spotlight of billions of people around
the world.
"I didn't get to go to the opening cer-
emonies because I was swimming the
first event and swimming started the

Shakespeare carri
first day" Shakespeare said. "I remem- S
ber watching it on TV and I was so
emotional. I can't even explain how
emotional I was that whole year of
the Olympics, and getting there,
you don't know how to feel at all.
When the opening ceremonies
were on TV there's me and three
other swimmers watching it.
Everybody was like - WOW"
Those people who witnessed
the outstanding spectacle in per-
son or on television, could probably
identify with Shakespeare's
reaction to the event. But
many in Shakespeare's
position would have felt
let-down and disappoint- ~
ed in not being able to
participate in the celebra-
tion because of the demands
of their sport.
Shakespeare, however, does not regret
her absence at the opening ceremonies.

About SOmething
ies Olympic flame to Michigan portive and they were like, You are
I V g going somewhere that we're not, and
these sacrifices are going to pay off.' I
She is all too familiar with the sacrifices Becoming an Olympian is the pinnacle realize the sacrifices that I have made,
that gifted athletes have to of any swimmer's career and those and that is the bottom line."
make. Swimming is determined souls who decide to pursue The payoff has certainly been tremen-
one of the most such lofty goals must establish a solid dous, as swimming has taken
demanding sports union with their sport. Shakespeare all over the world and
and requires 12 It is sort of like two people in a mar- taught her valuable lessons about life
months of com- riage. Both sides give a little and receive and people.
mitment and dedi- a little and go through their lows and When Shakespeare was 13, the turn-
cation. highs. You could say that Shakespeare is ing point in her career, she started swim-
in love with swimming because she has ming internationally.
had a long standing affair with the pool She made the Canadian junior nation-
since she was four years old. She is well al team and traveled to Spain for a
aware of the sacrifices that she has junior olympic meet.
made, but she has also benefited from "It was always a dream to get on the
the opportunities that swimming national team," Shakespeare said. "That
Ihas provided. was kind of the point where I said that I
"There are definitely sacri- can actually do it."
fices in your social life Shakespeare relished her role as an
through high school," ambassador of her countyy,weig
Shakespeare said. "I was Canadian clothes wherever she went.
lucky because I had She also represented Canada at the
k a lot of friends Commonwealth games, World
and they were Championships and the Pan-American
a really sup- See SHAKESPEARE, Page 6B

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