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MICHIGAN STATE (-27) vs. W. Michigan
ENN:STATE (-32) vs. Pittsburgh
AKE FOREST (+14) vs. Northwestern
WISCONSIN (-35) vs. Boise State
NORTH CAROLINA (-29 1/2) vs. Indiana
ToLE D (+8) vs. Purdue
ILLINOS (+3 1/2) vs. S. Mississippi
NTR DA ME (-20) vs. Georgia Tech
USC (+12 1/2) vs. Florida State
UCLA (+ 141/2) vs. Tennessee
COLORADO (-15 1/2) vs. Colorado State
YU (+7) vs. Washington
UNLV suspends two
LAS VEGAS (AP) - First, UNLV
lost top recruit Lamar Odom over a test
score controversy. Now, the Runnin'
Rebels face the prospect of playing half
the season without their star center and
another prized recruit.
UNLV, which had been anticipating
the team's best season since the 1990-
91 team reached the Final Four, is now
facing a season of uncertainty after the
loss of the three key players.
A trip to Florida paid for by a regis-
tered sports agent prompted the NCAA
to suspend center Keon Clark for 11
games and ban recruit Kevin Simmons
for 14 games.
UNLV filed an appeal yesterday on
Clark's suspension, hoping to get the
penalty reduced. The school did not
challenge the penalty to Simmons.
The NCAA initially was considering
permanently barring both players after
they accepted extra benefits from a
friend of Simmons who is a registered
The benefits from the agent, whose
name UNLV would not reveal, included
airfare to Florida during spring break in
March as well as hotel rooms and
The suspensions come in the wake of
Odom's decision to give up his scholar-
ship at UNLV rather than cooperate in a
probe of his ACT tests.
* The suspensions mean UNLV could
start two freshmen on a team that seem-
ingly went overnight from being very
deep to quite thin. One of those could
be at Clark's center position, where 6-
foot-9 freshman Kaspars Kambala
"We're still playing to win every
game," Bayno said. "We're going to go
out every night and give our best."
sign in A
By Josh Klelnbaum
Daily Sports Writer
If he signs it, they will buy it.
That's the philosophy best-selling
author Mitch Albom is banking on
$'n he autographs copies of his new
book, "Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old
Man, A Young Man and Life's
Greatest Lesson;' tonight at the Little
Professor Book Company in Ann
Albom will do more than just auto-
graph books, though, according to
Little Professor owner Nicola Rooney.
When he arrives tonight at 7, he will
o talk with customers about the
k on both an individual and group
basis, and lead a general discussion
about writing the book.
"Tuesdays With Morrie" chronicles
Albom's relationship with Morrie
Schwartz, a college sociology profes-
sor whom Albom met as a student at
Brandeis University in the 1970s.
The book focuses on the weekly
talks the two had, and the lessons that
*chwartz died of Lou Gehrig's dis-
ease 16 years after the two had met,
leaving Albom with memories he
recounted in the book.
"We're very excited to have
(Albom) here," Rooney said. "He's a
big~name for this area."
Albom's award-winning column
app~ears in the Detroit Free Press, and
his- book "Fab Five" chronicled
Uchigan's Final Four basketball
s of 1992-'93.
He also co-wrote "Bo" - the leg-
endary Michigan coach's autobiography.
Locally, he hosts an afternoon radio
talk show daily on WJR in Detroit.
Albomn in the evening
Who: Award-winning columnist Mitch Album
What: Book-signing for his new novel, "Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A
Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson"
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Little Professor Book Company, 2513 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor
Past works "Bo", "Fab Five", "Live Albom" series
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must be available to work evenings and weekends. Various duties
include writing, research and statistical work plus game day
activities for Michigan's 23 varsity sports. Stop in the Athletic
Media Relations Office, 1000 S. State St., or call 763-4423 for
more information. Student meeting Sept. 9, 4:00 p.m.
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