28 - The Michigan Daily - SPCRTSMonday - September 22, 1997
How the AP Top 25 Fared
The new Associated Press top 25 ollege foot)al poll with results through Sept. 20. First
USA TodayIESPN Poll
The new USA TodayCNN coaches top 25 college foot-
bal poll with results Tarough Sept. 20. First-place votes
Team W L T
New England 4 0 0
Miami 2 2 0
Buffalo 2 2 0
N.Y. Jets 2 2 0
Indianapolis 0 4 0
Team W L T
Jacksonville 2 0 0
Baltimore 3 1 0
Pittsburgh 1 1 0
Cincinnati 1 2 0
Tennessee 1 2 0
Team W L T
Denver 4 0 0
Kansas City 3 1 0
Seattle 2 2 0
Oakland 1 3 0
San Diego 1 3 0
Next Week's Games
place votes In parentheses.
1. Florida f32;"
2. Penn State (28)
3, Nebraska (7)
4. Fonda State (1)
5 North Carolina (2)
7. Ohio St.
12. Michigan State.
14. Virginia Tech
15 Washington State
18. Kansas State
22. Texas A&M
25. Arizona State
ATHLETE OF THE WEE.!
How they fared
Beat Tenness=ee 35-22
Beat touisville, 57-21
Beat Washington, 27-14
Beat Clemson, 35-28
Beat Maryland, 40-14
Beat Baylor, 38-3
Beat Arizona, 28-20
Lost to Florida, 35-22
Lost to Nebraska. 27-14
Beat Iowa St, 63-20
Beat Notre Dame, 23-7
Lost to Auburn, 31-28
Beat Temple, 23-13 -
Beat llinois 35-22
Lost to Florida St. 35-28
Beat NE Louisiana, 42-3
.Beat Oregon St. 27-24
Lost to Arkansas. 17-16
Beat SW Louisiana, 66-0
Beat Arizona St., 13-10
Lost to BYU. 13-10
Ne xt week
vs. Noe Dame
vs. Central Florida
vs. Ark ansas State
vs. Boise State
at Georgia Tech
vs Lowling Green
vs. Southern Miss.
vs. North Texas ,
at Oregon State
1. Flonda (43)
2. Penn State (14)
3. Nebraska (3)
4. Florida State (1)
5. North Carolina (1)
7. Ohio State
12. Virgnia Tech
13. Michigan State
14. Washington State
15. Louisiana State
17 Kansas State
23. Arizona Sate
25. Air Force
Who: Amber Berendowsky
High School: Erighton
Why The forward led Michigan to two Conference victories this week-
end, reCording two assists and one goal in Michigan's 41 Victory over
Ohio State ... Berendowsky tied her own Michigan record with 19
points in a season.
Background: Elected Miss Soccer for the state of Michigan in 1996.
Enrolled in th Division of Kineseology .-. Born Sept. 28, 1977.
Baltimore 36, TENNESSEE 10
NEW ENGLAND 31, Chicago 3
NEW ORLEANS 35, Detroit 17
Kansas City 35, CAROLINA 14
GREEN BAY 38, Minnesota 32
N.Y.: JETS 23. Oakland 22
SAN FRANCISCO 34. Atlanta 7
DENVER 38, Cincinnati 20
BUFFALO 37, Indianapolis 35
ST. LOUIS 13. N.Y. Giants 3
SEATTLE 26, San Diego 22
TAMPA BAY 31, Miami 21
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 9 pm.
New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
Arizona at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Washington. 1 p.m.
Denver at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Seattle at Kansas City. 4 p.m.
Baltimore at San Diego, 4 p.m.
St. Louis at Oakland, 4 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas, 4 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at Cincinnati. 4 p.m.
Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
San Francisco at Carolina, 9 p.m.
NCAA Football Results
James leaves Minnesota
due to personal problems.
Boston College 35, Rutgers 21
Cornell 14, Princeton 10
Harvard 45, Columbia 7
Brown 52, Yale 14
Colgate 27, Fordham 14
Dartmouth 23. Pennsylvania 15
Syracuse 30, Tulane 19
Virginia Tech 23, Temple 13
Duke 20. Army 17
Marshall 48. Western Illinois 7
Navy 46, Southern Methodist 16
Michigan 38, Bay.r 3
Rice 40, Northwestern 34
Penn State 57 Louisville 21
Kentucky 49. Indiana 7
Purdue 28, Bal State 14
Wisconsin 36, San Diego State 10
Michigan State 23.Notre Dame 7
Iowa 63, Iowa State 20
Ohio State 28, Arizona 20
Ohio 50, Buffalo 0
Washington State 35, Illinois 22
Nebraska 27, Washington 14
Missouri 42, Tulsa 21
Kent 41, Eastern Michigan 38
Cincinnati 34, Kansas 7
Minnesota 20. Memphis 17
Bowling Green 31. Akron 28
Toledo 23, Western Michigan 13
Indiana State 19, Southern Illinois 14
North Carolina 40. Maryland 14
Arkansas 17, Alabama 16
Texas A&M 66. Southwest Louisiana 0
Georgia 42, Northeast Louisiana 3
Morehead State 56, Valparaiso 24
South Carolina 26, East Carolina 0
Florida State 35, Clemson 28
Florida 33, Tennessee 20
Southern Mississippi 35. Nevada 19
Virginia Tech 23, Temple 13
Georgia Tech 28, Wake Forest 26
Central Florida 41. Idaho 10
Louisiana Tech 56, Central Michigan 28
Georgia Southern 22, Wofford 7
Auburn 31. Louisiana State 28
North Texas 30. Texas Tech 27
Stanford 27, Oregon State 24
Wyoming 30.San Jose State 10
Oregon 43, Fresno State 40
California 40. Oklahoma 36
Air Force 24, Colorado State 0
Utah 56. Texas-El Paso 3
New Mexico 25, Utah State 22
Home teams in CAPS
BOSTON 5, Chicago White Sox 2
l'.Y:YANKEES 5, Toronto 4
Detroit 11, BALTIMORE 3
MINNESOTA 2, Milwaukee 1(10)
KANSAS CITY 1, Cleveland 0
Anaheim 4, TEXAS 1
Seattle 9, OAKLAND 2
Montreal 7, ATLANTA 1
PITTSBURGH 14, St. Louis 2
Houston 8, CINCINNATI 3
CHICAGO CUBS 11, Philadelphia 3
San Francisco 8, SAN DIEGO 5
N.Y. Mets 2, FLORIDA 1
Colorado 10, LOS ANGELES 5
Home teams in CAPS
Colorado Xplosion (ABL) - Traded forward Traci Thirdgill to the New
England Blizzard for a conditional 1998 draft pick.
New York Jets - Terminated the contract of offensive lineman Siupeli
Malamala; added offensive lineman JR. Conrad to the
active roster from the team's practice squad.
Phoenix Coyotes - Assigned center Tavis Hansen, left wing Jeff
Christian and right wing Martin Simard and Rhett Gordon
to Springfield of the American Hockey League.
St. Louis Blues - Assigned Brent Johnson, Lubos Bartecko and Michal
Handzus to Worcester of the American Hockey League;
assigned center Daniel Corso to Victoriaville of the Quebec
Midget Junior Hockey League.
Toronto Maple Leafs - Assigned center Marc Deyell and defensemen
D.J. Smith and Daneil Markov to St. John's of the American
Washington Capitals - Reassigned forwards Alex Kharlamov, Jeff
Nelson, Martin Gendron, Miika Elomo, Kent Hulst, Norm
Batherson, Joel Theriault, Benoit Gratton, Matt Lahey,
Andrew Van Bruggen and Rob Bonneau, defensemen Steve
Poapst, Pat Boileau. former Michigan defenseman David
Hariock, Jason Mansoff and Kayle Short and goaltender
Sebastien Charpentier to minor-league teams within the
Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee - Named Cathy Priestner
Allinger as director of ice sports.
Cincinnati - Announced that guard Teresa Davis has left the basket-
ball team due to personal reasons.
Nicholls State - Named Matt Pantusa track and field coach.
SUNY Brockport - Named John Riley assistant women's golf coach.
Texas - Dismissed forward Lamar Wright from the men's basketball
team for violation of team rules.
Boston Red Sox - Extended contract of director of scouting Wayne
Britton through the year 2000.
Cincinnati Reds - Extended contract of manager Jack McKeon through
the 1998 season.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Midwest League) - Named Kevin Doyle
Columbus Quest (ABL) - Agreed to terms with guard Tonya Edwards
on a two-year contract.
New England Blizzard (ABL) - Signed center Tara Davis to a tryout
National Hockey League - Suspended Edmonton Oilers defenseman
Sean Brown three games and fined him $1.000 for an
abuse of official incident on Sept. 17.
Los Angeles Kings - Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with left
wing Jeff Shevalier and a three-year contract with center
Montreal Canadiens - Signed general manager Rejean Houle to a
contract extension through the 2000-2001 season.
San Jose Sharks - Signed defenseman Dider Pietropaulo and returned
him to Rouyn Noranda of the Quebec Junior League;
assigned left wing Stephen Guolla, goaltender Jamie Ram
and center Jarrod Skalde to Kentucky of the American
Hockey League; assigned left wing Barry Potomski to Las
Vegas of the International Hockey League.
Tampa Bay Ughtning - Signed goaltender Martin Bradette; named
Curtis Bell medical trainer.
Vancouver Canucks - Assigned left wings Darren Sinclair and Tyson
Nash to Syracuse of the American Hockey League and
right wing Matt Cooke to Windsor of the Ontario Hockey
League; released goaltender Nolan McDonald and ight
wing Jamie Linden.
Chicago Wolves (IHL) - Released defensemen Lee Cole. Sergie
Sinisc in. John Dance, left wing Ben Fryia, center Kahlil
Thomas and right wing Jack Koval. F
Las Vegas Thunder - Promoted lain Schaefer to scouting corfdinator.
Orlando Solar Bears (IHL) - Released defensemen Greg Callahan, Sean
Halifax, Chad Wilson, left wingers Mark O'Donnell, J.C.
Ruid and goaltender Nathan Grobins.
Baton Rouge Kingfish (ECHL) - Signed defensemen Kevin MacDonald.
Eastern Football Conference - Named Bo Ruggiero director of
marketing and promotions.
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference - Announced the formation of
MAAC Hockey League, to begin play in 1998-99 with the
following schools: American International, Canisius,
Connecticut. Fairfield, Holy Cross, lona, Quinnipiac and
Colgate - Named Vickie Sax softball coach.
La Salle - Named Dr. Thomas Brennan director of intercollegiate
athletics and sports recreation, effective in October.
Southwest Texas - Named Michael Vandegarde assistant basketball
coach and Glenn Lewis marketing associate.
Major League Baseball - Reached a five-year agreement that gives
ESPN Radio its exclusive domestic regular season and
postseason broadcast rights.
National Football League - Fined Oakland Raiders defensive Darrell
Russell $7,500 for roughing the passer in Sunday's game
against the Atlanta Falcons.
Atlanta Falcons - Signed offensive lineman Scott Adams.
Baltimore Ravens - Signed cornerback Eugene Daniel; released
cornerback Dorian Brew.
Miami Dolphins - Re-signed punter Kyle Richardson.
Philadelphia Eagles - Signed rookie free agent cornerback Tim McTyer
to the practice squad.
Carolina Hurricanes - Reassigned 15 players to New Haven of the
American Hockey League: centers Ian MacNeill, Byron
Ritchie. Tom Buckley and Brian Secord; left wings Trevor
Wasyluk. Andrew Taylor, Mike Rucinski, Mike Morrone and
Kevin Boyd: right wings Shane Willis and Ethan Philpott;
defensemen Ashlin Halfnight, Sergei Fedotov and Hugh
Hamilton and goaltender Tripp Tracy.
Detroit Red Wings - Agreed to terms in a three-year contract with left
wing Vyacheslav Kozlov.
New Jersey Devils - Returned goaltender Jean-Francois Damphousse
and forwards Mathieu Benoit, Glenn Crawford and Carl
Prud'homme to their respective junior teams, and defense
men Henrik Rehnberg and Jan Srdinko to their European
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The
University of Minnesota gave
Courtney James a chance to stay in
school, straighten out his personal life
and, eventually, return to the basketball
He turned down the offer.
James, convicted this summer in a
domestic assault case after helping the
Golden Gophers to the Final Four last
spring, has decided to leave school and
pursue a professional basketball
career. James made his decision after
the university told him he would be
suspended for the entire 1997-98 sea-
"Courtney was involved in behavior
that I simply will not tolerate in my
program," coach Clem Haskins said
during a brief news conference
Saturday. "Courtney did a marvelous
job on the court, but like a lot of young
people he made some poor decisions.
He paid a stiff penalty for his mis-
James, a 6-foot-8 forward, was
arrested in April, just two weeks after
the Gophers lost to Kentucky in the
national semifinals. He was accused of
hitting his girlfriend in the face with
He was convicted last month on one
misdemeanor count of intending to
cause fear.' He was found innocent of
intending to cause harm, another mis-
James also was accused in two sep-
arate cases of threatening women,
although no charges were filed. One of
those women taped a conversation
with Haskins last summer in which the
coach said she should have gone to
him first before the police. Excerpts of
that conversation were played on a
local television station.
"He made some poor decisions,"
Haskins said. "He's not the only one.
We've got people (all over) our coun-
try who make poor decisions. He just
made one that he got caught, and the
media really picked up on it and made
a lot of national news."
James was unavailable for comment
Saturday. His mother, Esther Whitley
of Indianapolis, did not return a tele-
James did apologize to several peo-
ple, including his mother, Haskins and
the university, through a release issued
by the school.
"My actions have put the peopir
close to me and the program through.a
very difficult, embarrassing and
painful time," James said. "I feel j
have learned from my actions."
The university suspended James
indefinitely after his arrest in April.
Three other players later were accused
in separate sexual assault cases, none
of which resulted in charges.
James, a starter who averaged 84
points and 7.2 rebounds, also is it.
second member of last year's Big Ten
championship team to leave school.
Charles Thomas, a guard who was
usually the first player off the bench;
transferred to Eastern Kentucky.
"We have to move on," Haskins
said. "(James) is not the first young
man who has made a mistake that
played for coach Haskins.
"These things happen. You're deaf
ing with young people. ... It's over,
we'd like to put this behind us and
Haskins, men's athletic director
Mark Dienhart and vice president if
student affairs McKinley Boston have
been mulling James' future since his
arrest in the spring. They decided to
suspend him for the entire season, but
he could have earned financial aid and
stayed in school.
He also might have been able ,0
practice with the team if he completed
a counseling program started last
spring and abided by a strict behav*
Instead, he probably will try to catch
on with a team in Europe or in a
domestic league such as the CBA or
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