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October 27, 1997
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By Dan Stillman
Daily Sports Writer
CHICAGO- Even Brian Ellerbe is surprised
h wi]l serve as the Michigan men's basketball
After 10 days of searching and speculating,
University Athletic Director Tom Goss resort-
ed to naming Ellerbe, an assistant hired in May,
as the Wolverines coach - at least for now.
The 34-year-old Ellerbe takes over as inter-
im coach for the 1997-98 season less than five
months after former Michigan coach Steve
Fisher hired him as an assistant.
"It's probably pretty interesting to see a dif-
f Pnt face up here from Michigan," Ellerbe
s yesterday at the annual Big Ten meeting in
Chicago. "We're ready to go. We feel like we
have a good basketball team."
Goss, who placed Ellerbe in charge of the
team when he fired Fisher on Oct. 11, named
Ellerbe the interim head coach for this season
Throughout his search for a permanent
coach, Goss had said he wanted to hire some-
one from outside the program. But once he
narrowed the field to a final short list, Goss
d the candidates two questions, one of
Xh was not answered to his satisfaction, he
"One was: How will you leaving your insti-
tution impact your institution?," Goss said.
"For the most part, they had a successor in
mind. There was someone on staff who could
move into their position.
"The second question I asked - How will it
impact the student-athletes that you just
recruited? As I asked them that question, I had
to think about that same question for my stu-
"I didn't get the question answered, and
because I didn't get the question answered, I
called Ellerbe and interviewed him."
Goss said he talked with Ellerbe on
Thursday night, but did not make the decision
until Friday afternoon.
"I'm as surprised today as I was the day
(Fisher was fired)," Ellerbe said. "I look at it
as a great stepping stone for the rest of my
Ellerbe, a native of Capitol Heights, Md.,
joined the Wolverines on May 29 after serving
three seasons as coach at Loyola College in
Baltimore, leading his teams to a 34-47 overall
Goss, who surprised many when he original-
ly chose Ellerbe to lead the team over long-
time Michigan assistant Brian Dutcher, indi-
cated experience was the difference.
"I wanted someone with head-coaching
experience," Goss said.
Before leading Loyola to its best confer-
ence record in school history last season,
Ellerbe spent nine years as an assistant coach,
including four seasons under Jeff Jones at
Virginia (1990-94) and one season each at
South Carolina (1989-90) and George Mason
Ellerbe, whose playing career ended during
his senior year at Rutgers when he suffered a
shoulder injury, still holds the school record for
three-point field goal percentage.
While the players have expressed publicly
their desire to have Dutcher as their coach, they
said they were happy that the coaching staff
will remain intact.
"At the beginning, we didn't think it was going
to happen'" senior captain Travis Conlan said.
"Life takes strange twists, just like it did with
Fisher was fired just two days after the
University released a report on possible NCAA
violations by the basketball program involving
Detroit booster Ed Martin. The report, which
revealed no major violations, was the culmina-
tion of a seven-month investigation by the
Kansas City law firm Bond,
See ELLERBE, Page 5A
Brian Ellerbe and his wife, Ingrid, speak at a press conference Friday, where he was announced interim
Michigan men's basketball coach by University Athletic Director Tom Goss.
By Katie Plona
Daily Staff Reporter
Despite setbacks in their trip to the
X ion Woman March in Philadelphia
o aturday, the 92 women who left
from the steps of the Michigan Union
returned Saturday more unified and
feeling more empowered than ever.
"I did not expect it to be so power-
ful," said LSA senior Dara Maurant "It
was cold. It was rainy. But no one was
Two buses carrying the University
group of women departed from the
n on Friday evening for what
t d into a 13-hour drive to the
march. Delays during the ride caused
them to miss the march and other early
events, which began Saturday at 6 a.m.
The women, including University
students, staff, and their family mem-
bers joined an estimated 2.1 million
participants in Philadelphia.
Once arriving in Philadelphia, the
University group listened to a collec-
tion of speakers, including South
*can anti-apartheid activist Winnie
Mandela, and discussed contemporary
concerns with women from across the
Maurant, one of the students who
coordinated the campus involvement
with the march, chose five adjectives to
adequately describe the event: positive,
stimulating, excitement, overwhelming
LSA senior Tricia Moo-Young, who
tinized the event with Maurant, said
the march allowed black women to
gather as a singular powerful mass to
address issues that affect them.
"In particular for me as an individual
African American woman, a student on
campus, it was a chance to take part in
history," Moo-Young said. "The feeling
at the march was that there was no
boundaries between us," she said,
adding that women from many genera-
* attended the event.
oo-Young, whose mother and sis-
ter experienced the event with her, said
an underlying theme of Saturday's
event revolved around the phrase:
"Great Grandmother taught
Grandmother; Grandmother taught
Mother; Mother taught Me; I will teach
LSA senior Noemi Morales, who
along with two other women video-
d the event and the preparation for
it, said that although the march had a
strict agenda, it was meaningful and
purposeful to more than just black
"The more I thought about it, I
thought that's not really true, (the
march is) for women in general," said
Mnrales wh i of Puerto R in
GREEN AND WHITE AND BLUE ALL OVER
k Defense stops
By Alan Goldenbach
Daily Sports Editor
EAST LANSING - For the first two quarters, there was
hype and there was trash talking.
But that disappeared after halftime.
xAs has been the case all sehson, Michigan's defense put
a steel clamp on its opposition in the second half. What was
a close battle for 30 minutes turned into a lopsided 23-7
r victory for the Wolverines (4-0 Big Ten 7-0 overall) before
a rambunctious conglomerate of 79,687 at Spartan
Stadium, most clad in green, but plenty in blue.
In the week leading up to the game, Michigan State play-
ers were singled out for their loose chatter, which some
Wolverines deemed excessive. But Michigan's stifliig
defense not only attacked the ball, but the Spartans' mouthi
"They did some talking in the first quarter and a little bit
in the second." Michigan safety Marcus Ray said. "In the
second half, what was there to talk about?"
The talk in the second half was all about Michigan's
u adefense, which held the Spartans (2-2, 5-2) to just 83 yards
after halftime while intercepting six Michigan State passes.
And the Spartans had difficulty moving anywhere on
offense after Michigan bottled up all-purpose threat-Sedrick
Irvin. After burning Michigan for 141 first-half yards both ot
the ground and in the air, Irvin could muster just.17 after the
break as the Spartans turned primarily to a passing attack in
an attempt to erase their expanding deficit.
WARRENZINN/Daily Shutting down Irvin allowed Michigan to win the game
Michigan defensive linemen James Hall and Josh Williams (91) bring down Michigan State running back Sedric Irvin. Irvin rushed for 81 yards on on the ground. The team with the most rushing yards has
20 carries and caught nine passes for 77 yards and one touchdown. See M$U, Page
By Angela Delk
For the Daily
After watching the maize and blue win Saturday's big foot-
ball game, many Wolverine fans celebrated by lining up for
the 12th annual ROTC haunted house.
The terror-filled production was held in the basement of
North Hall - a site that housed an operational morgue years
ago, when-North Hall served as a Central Campus hospital.
Along with smoke-filled hallways, spider webs, Star Trek
officers in full uniform and the movie Scream's ghoulish
white-masked killers, the building's erie history added to the
Halloween spirit of the two-day event.
More than 1,000 students braved frigid weather and slight
showers Friday and Saturday nights to catch a glimpse of
what the haunted house had to offer.
This year's haunted house raked in an estimated $4,400
- a total that was slightly lower than amounts generated in
past years. ROTC plans to donate the money to the Ann
Arbor Ronald McDonald House and Ann Arbor Hunger
Ryan Ona, one of the previous haunted house coordinators
and Navy ROTC participant, said this year's effort was a suc-
"As long as people are having a good'time ... we are satis-
fied" Ona said.
present work at U'
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By Sam Stavis
Daily Staff Reporter
Peter and David Turnley, world-
famous photojournalists, returned to
the University on Saturday to dis-
play some of their most compelling
photographs as part of the
Residential College's 30-year
The photographs highlighted were
from an exhibition titled "In Times of
War and Peace," a combined work that
was presented last year in New York
and Corona, Italy. The brothers docu-
mented events such as the end of
apartheid, the fall of the Berlin Wall,
and the reality of the Gulf War.
"Photography has been a way for me
to scream and cry about (the problems
in the world)," Peter said.
The brothers, RC students while at
the University, shared their photographs
and stories as one of many events this
weekend that marked the college's 30-
Peter and David have collaborated on
three photographic books together, and
each has many other individual pro-
jects. Among other accomplishments,
as the winner, and Peters as the, ruwli
Although the brothers' paths v
intertwined over the years, they have
covered different historical events,.d
have led very different lives.
Peter's most traumatic expenene4i
a photojournalist was witnessingh
Tiananmen Square massacre of P
He described watching students being
cut down by waves of gunfire for'three
hours. One of his pictures shows hys-
terical students carrying away the man-
gled body of a friend who was crushed
by a tank.
"It was a public demand for a better
life crushed by military hardware'
Peter has covered many important
international events in the past 10 years,
but his work focuses on a few of these.
"One of the themes that is important
in my work is the plight-of refugees;'
Peter said. "Another theme that has
impassioned me is the victims of land
Many of Peter's pictures show
Albanian, Bosnian, and Cambodian
refugees, in various states of poverty
MALLORY SE. FLOYD/Daily
Attendees of the 12th annual ROTC haunted house scream
in terror Saturday night.
came dressed for a night of terror ... but I hope this haunted
house will not be my last," Burshell said.
Many students said the haunted house's reputation drew