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Scoreboard Indiana 103, PHILADELPHIA 92
NO. 22 INDIANA 59, Princeton 49 CHARLOTTE 93, New York 86
NO. 10 DUKE 89. St. Josephs 60 LA. Clippers 93, SAN ANTONIO 81
HARTFORD 3, Montreal I
Detroit 108. BOSTON 83 Home team in CAPS


November 21, 1996


Pearson to
assist U.S.
junior team
$y Dan Stiiman
and Mark Snyder
Daily Sports Writers
The Michigan hockey team will be
shorthanded once again.
From mid-December through the
beginning of January, Michigan assistant
coach Mel Pearson will join the U.S.
'National JuniorTeam at the World Junior
Tournament as an assistant coach.
"It's an opportunity that came up
about a month ago when (U.S. national1
team coach) Jeff Jackson asked me to
help out with the junior national team in
Switzerland,"Pearson said.
The team, comprised of the nation'sI
top 19-and-under hockey players, leaves1
Dec. 16 for an eight-day training camp ina
Germany. The 'training' will consist of a
pre-tournament against the German,
Slovak and Swedish National Junior
The American squad will then travel tor
the World Junior Tournament inj
Switzerland, which lasts from Dec. 26-
Jan. 4.
Not only will Pearson be making the
trip overseas, but some Michigan players1
may be joining him.
"We're looking at a couple (Michigan)
guys right now," Pearson said. "Coach
Jeff Jackson has asked me about
(Michigan defenseman) Bubba
Berenzweig and (Michigan forward)
Sean Ritchlin, and they both participatedj
in the (junior) camp this summer.
They're both looking very good at this
point. Those two guys have a chance"
Pearson, as well as the players
involved, will miss some of Michigan's
regular-season games.
The Wolverines will compete in the
Great Lakes Invitational and host Ferrisj
State during the three-week period.
The roster of players will be finalized
Nov. 30.
if no one is very pleased with CCHA
officials lately. With a rash of disqualifi-
cations against the Wolverines and their
opponents in the past two weekends, the
officials have found themselves in the
line of fire.
"I don't want to comment on the offi-
ciating," Berenson said. "We've seen
some questionable (disqualifications).
It's unfortunate, but that's the way they
call them."
A no-call just before Matt Herr scored
to bring the Wolverines within one goal
during Saturday's 3-3 tie at Bowling
Green drew fire from Falcons coach
Buddy Powers.
"I think Herr's goal was definitely off-
side and they let it go," Powers said.1
"What are you gonna do? That's a bad
Berenson said that his team cannot use
officiating as an excuse.
"We can't continue to complain about
the refereeing," Berenson said. "The ref-
eree did a good job in the game. There
were some things that maybe he could've
called. But those are the rules every night
for every game and we'll play with
CCHA announced its Offensive and
Defensive Players of the Week for the
weekend of Nov. 15-17, it was an unusu-
al occurrence.

Both were forwards. While Lake
Superior center Bryan Fuss won the
offensive award, it was a Wolverine who
brought home the defensive honor.
Michigan center John Madden was
recognized as the leader of a penalty-
killing unit that allowed only two
power-play goals in 15 chances this
"Last year I came close to winning
defensive player-of-the-year," he said.
"But I've never been defensive player-of-
the-week before."
See MADDEN, Page 12A

Spikers look to end
skid in Hoosier state

....::::>By Sharat Raju
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan volleyball team knows that
there's more than corn in Indiana.
The Wolverines (5-11 Big Ten, 10-17 overall)
travel to Indiana to face Purdue on Friday and
Indiana on Saturday.
"Purdue and Indiana are really similar in that
they aren't extremely physical, but they both
work really hard," Michigan coach Greg
Giovanazzi said. "They're both good defensive
teams, they don't make mistakes, they keep the
ball in play."
Michigan is going into the weekend after los-
ing its last three matches.
With only four matches remaining in the sea-
son, Giovanazzi may be looking toward the
future a little bit.
"The best this team can do is sixth in the
conference," Giovanazzi said. "There's a bal-
ance between making the team better for the
future and having to give seniors a chance to
Sophomores Karen Chase, Linsey Ebert and
Jeanine Szczesniak and junior Sarah Jackson
have been carrying a large portion of the
Michigan workload on their collective shoul-
Chase averages 3.61 kills per game, Ebert's
hitting percentage is .237, Szczesniak's percent-
age is .228 and Jackson rounds out the four with
3.15 kills per game and .279 average.
"Our younger people are just getting better
and better," Giovanazzi said. "Our three sopho-
mores are really doing a good job."
The last Purdue-Michigan match is one that
the Wolverines would just as soon forget.
Trailing 2-1 in the match, the Wolverines were
in a position to win game four, leading 12-4 at
The Michigan volleyball team is looking to bump off Purdue, Indiana, and Its three-gameingPtreSaky one point. However, the Boilermakers rallied
this weekend. The Wolverines will travel to West Lafayette tomorrow and complete their tour of the and won the game, 15-12, and consequently the
Hoosier state Saturday in Bloomington. match.

"Purdue has three seniors thatsare on a Mis-
sion:' Giovanazzi said. "Purdue is a tough place
to play."
The Boilermakers (4-12, 11-17) sit in nint9
place in the Big Ten and are on a six-match los-
ing streak. Brooke White is their leading hitter
with 4.75 kills per game. She is second on the
all-time kill list at Purdue with 1,564.
When Indiana (3-13, 9-18) traveled to Ann
Arbor last month, the Hoosiers found them-
selves leading 2-1 in their matclh against
By the end of the match, the Hoosiers were
the losers, 3-2, letting the Wolverines rally and
steal the match.
"Indiana was in the NCAAs last year, so
they're a good group," Giovanazzi said.
At 10th place in the conference, the Hoosiers
are led by Melissa Rooney who averages four
kills per game.
Indiana also leads the conference in aces with
1.92 per game.
The Wolverines are hoping for nothing less
than a sweep of the weekend. Although they
have had very strong performances against top-
ranked teams such as Penn State, Ohio State ani
Michigan State, they have had trouble with the
lower-ranked teams.
"We have to go there and expect balls to come
back:" Giovanazzi said. "I think sometimes
when we're playing teams that are equal to us
and below us, we think it's automatically a kill.
Whereas against Ohio State and Penn State, we
know (the ball) is going to come back."
Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa are all
teams that the Wolverines felt they should have
defeated but have lost to each at least once.
"My biggest concern is whether or not we can
finish these teams off, because we should,"
Giovanazzi said.
Kristen Ruschiensky and Chereena Tennis are
both questionable for the trip due to illness.


Cooper, OSU keep Saturday's
starting quaterback a mystery

By Scott Dame
Ohio State Lantern
Ohio State head coach John Cooper
is staying mum on the quarterback sit-
uation for Saturday's game against
Cooper said Stanley Jackson and Joe
Germaine will both see playing time
against the Wolverines, but he refused
to say who will be the starter.
"If you're going to the game
Saturday ... then you will know who's
going to be our quarterback," Cooper
said. "We're not going to announce
who the starting quarterback is going
to be; we may not know ourselves."
Jackson has started every game this
year, but Germaine has seen a majori-
ty of the playing time in the last three
games. And if statistics are any indica-
tion, Germaine will get the starting
Germaine has completed 26 of 41
passes for 347 yards, along with four
touchdowns and one interception in
the last two games. Germaine was also
named co-offensive player of the week
by the OSU coaching staff.
"We like what he's done the last three
games," Cooper said of Germaine. "We
like the way he threw the ball, the reads
he made, the way he handled himself
and the way he ran the offense."

Meanwhile, Jackson, who is 10-0 as
a starter, has completed 4 of 12 passes
for 51 yards with no touchdowns or
interceptions while only playing in
portions of the first quarter in both
I don't think
it's fair for us to
tell (the media)
everything about
our team and us
not to know
everything about
everybody we 're
- John Cooper
Ohio State football coach
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said
both quarterbacks pose a threat to the
Wolverine defense.
"They're both outstanding quarter-
backs," Carr said. "Jackson is a great

athlete and has a great arm. He makes
a lot of plays scrambling around.
Germaine is a classic drop back passer
and a big, tall guy that can see down-
Carr added that Jackson and
Germaine both have experience lead-
ing the offense.
"I think you have to be prepared for
both of them," he said. "With Jackson
there, he gives the added dimension of
being able to make a play with his run-
ning ability."
Cooper said that part of the reason
the Buckeyes won't announce their
starting quarterback is that they don't
know whether the Wolverines will start
Chris Howard or Clarence Williams at
"I don't think its fair for us to tell
you (the media) everything about our
football team and us not to know
everything about everybody we're
playing," Cooper said. "I don't think
it's right."
Williams, who started all of
Michigan's games this season until last
week's 29-17 loss to Penn State, has
rushed for a team-high 793 yards on
182 carries. Howard, who started
against the Nittany Lions, is second on
the team with 612 yards on 123 car-

Stanley Jackson may start Saturday against Michigan. Or he may not. Ohio State coach
John Cooper won't say whether his starting quarterback will be Jackson or Joe
Germaine until gametime on Saturday.

Louisville basketball program gets two years

Louisville's basketball team was placed
on probation for two years yesterday
but will remain eligible to appear on
television and play in the postseason.
The school, a traditional basketball
power, was cited by the NCAA for 10
violations concerning recruiting, extra-
benefits and preferential treatment. It

was spared more severe penalties
because of its internal investigation.
Louisville coach Denny Crum,
clenching a rolled-up program in his
trademark sideline habit, was relieved
over the lenient verdict.
"I'm proud of our program," he said.
"It's impossible to control everything.
Nobody wants to be on probation, but I
feel good about this outcome and I feel
good about the process."
The school sent a 31-page report to
the NCAA in February that uncovered
nine of the 10 violations.
"This case is an indication that pres-
idents are taking some control," said

David Swank, chair of the NCAA
Infractions Committee.
"You're still going to get violations,
but when the university finds out about
it and takes the steps the University of
Louisville did, it's an indication of a real
commitment to compliance. This was a
model response."
Louisville president John Shumaker
said he is concerned about the proba-
tion tarnishing the school's image.
"This is a warning signal to us, but I
take comfort in the fact the NCAA rec-
ognized that we did everything we
could to conduct a hard-nosed investi-
gation and make sure we took the cor-

rective action to make sure this doesn't
happen again," he said.
The announcement ended a 1 1/2-
year ordeal that started with a report by
The Courier-Journal surrounding
phone calls made to a Louisville recruit
by former volunteer strength coach
Jimmy Thompson.
The NCAA accepted various penal-
ties that the university had imposed
against itself.
The case arose from questions con-
cerning former player Samaki Walker's
use of two cars during the summer and
fall of 1995. It eventually included
improper contacts with recruits made

by Thompson and improper phone
calls and contacts made by former
assistant coach Larry Gay.
The university was ordered to imple-
ment an educational program.;on
NCAA legislation, send its men's ,bas-
ketball staff to an NCAA regional con-
pliance seminar, recertify the school's
athletics policies and see that players
complete car registration forms at the
start of the school year.
"We've put safeguards in place iow
that will allow us to better monitor those
kinds of issues," Crum said. -0
"We should be more on top of things
from now on."

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