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North Carolina 16,
Anaheim 3,
Ottawa 5,

Vancouver 1
N.Y. Rangers 3
Colorado 2,
Phoenix at

October 31, 1997


7Familiar foes battle for prize

David Bowens, who was dismissed from the football team last spring because of aca-
demics, said he will be eligible for basketball In January and for football In the fall.
s Bowens may
ring eef to hoops
Both have expressed interest in basketball;

f Minnesota and
Michigan fight
V}Yfor 5-gallon Jug
By Alan Goldenbach
axaJ s.A LDeily Sports Editor
B a t dt he e k is this Little
So what the heck is this Little
1. :Brown Jug thing anyway?
The nation's oldest "trophy" will
be up for grabs for the 81st time and
there's a good deal of history behind
this wooden chalice.
The story begins in 1903, ironical-
ly on Halloweeen, when and unde-
feated, unscored-upon Michigan
team, riding a 28-game winning
streak, led by coach Fielding Yost,
E & went on the road to Minnesota for its
first game away from Ann Arbor.
Yost was concerned, since it was
the team's first road game of the sea-
n son, whether the host Golden
Gophers would provide his team
.y with fresh water during the game, so
Yost sent team manager Tommy
.{:.Roberts to bu a large jug.
With less than two minutes to go
in the game, Michigan held a shock-
ingly slim 6-0 advantage. Shocking
because the Wolverines averaged
more than62 points per game in
their seven games that season up to
<x z.that point.
Moments later, Minnesota scored
and the Minneapolis faithful turned
s ~completely riotous, storming rthe
field and forcing officials to call the
game a 6-6 tie.
.:;.... . .~Yost and his Wolverines were har-
. rassed by the mob and forced from
<> the field. In their hurry to catch a
r..~ train to Chicago, Yost forgot the jug
U on the sidelines. It was later
retrieved by Minnesota custodian
Oscar Munson, who proclaimed
with his thick Scandanavian accent,
"Jost left his yug."
Yost later asked Minnesota to
return the jug, to which the Gophers'
WARREN ZINN/Daily athletic director L.J. Cooke replied
Racing around Spartan Stadium last week, noseguard Rob Renes and the Michigan defense stuffed Michigan State. See GOPHERS, Page 13

Streets may not repeat
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Editor
ibon Jansen and David Bowens,
4~ndout football players at
Michigan, may provide much-need-
ed depth for the men's basketball
team next semester. Tai Streets,
meanwhile, may not play basketball
after the bowl game as he did last
During a media event yesterday at
Crisler Arena, men's basketball
coach Brian Ellerbe said he "could
t be sure" any of them will play
that depth is his "greatest con-
cern" for the upcoming season,
which begins next week.
"We'll have to evaluate them and
see what they can do, but if they can
play, they might be able to help us,"'
Ellerbe said. "Where they would
probably help us the most is practice.
A couple of big bodies like that+
could do a lot to get us ready for Big
jp games.+
But we really won't know any-
thing for certain until football season
Jansen is an offensive lineman and
team captain in football; Streets is a1
wide receiver. Bowens, who sat with
the coaches at men's basketball
walk-on tryouts last Monday, played
linebacker and defensive end for two
seasons before he was dismissed 1
from the football team this past1
*ing for subpar academic perfor-i
mance. He is enrolled in extension
courses and said he expects to be eli-
gible for basketball in January and 1
football next fall.
Men's basketball co-captain Travis1
Conlan said Streets, who played
some spare minutes as a reserve1
guard last basketball season, likely
will decide in January whether he
ill play basketball again. Streets}
*uld not be reached for comment.
Ellerbe and Conlan also dismissed '
the possibility that All-America cor-
rerback Charles Woodson would
play basketball. Woodson's Jordan-1
esque leaping ability enables him to i
make spectacular interceptions on1
the football field and acrobatic
dunks on the playground. But he+
"can't dribble or shoot," Conlan
Jansen and Bowens were outstand-
ing prep basketball players, receiv-
ing scholarship offers in both basket-t
ball and football. While at Clawson
High School, Jansen even played
against Conlan, then at St. Clair
Shores Lake Shore. "All I remember

basketball stint

"I wasn't a
was an athlete.
And that's going
to change. I'm
going to be
eligible, and
basketball's going
to happen."
-- David Bowens
Former Michigan football player
is that he was a big force inside,"
Conlan said.
Playing college basketball, howev-
er, would be a challenge. Not only
would they have to sharpen their
stale skills to perform in the BighTen,
Ellerbe said, they would have to
straighten out their personal situa-
Since Jansen is on a football
scholarship, he would have to clear
plans with football coach Lloyd
Carr. Neither Jansen nor Carr could
be reached for comment last night,
but both said Monday that the sub-
ject will not be discussed until the
football season concludes.
There is no doubt, however, that
the basketball bug came back to
Jansen this summer. A three-week
break in early August between off-
season weightl ifting and two-a-days
gave Jansen the chance to work out
with the basketball team. Conlan
said the 6-foot-7, 300-pound Jansen
was "able to keep up with" 6-foot-8,
300-pound center Robert Traylor
"just fine" in unsupervised pickup
games at Crisler.
"But because Jon's the captain of
the football team, I don't even know
if Coach Carr would let him play
basketball," Conlan said. Potentially,
Jansen has a lot to lose. An injury
could be incredibly costly.
"Hey, the guy's going to be a high
NFL draft pick," said Ellerbe, who
also said he had not spoken to Jansen
directly. "I'm sure he's going to want
to take his time and figure out what's
best for him and everyone involved."
Bowens, the school's single-sea-
son sack record holder, would have
See HOOPS, Page 11

to take over
TM Building,
® Student-athlete spon-
sored event provides
good, clean fun to kick
off Alcohol Awareness
From Staff Reports
"Sober Sensation," a student-ath-
lete sponsored project promoting
alcohol awareness, will take over
the Intramural Building on
Admission is free with a student
identification card and $5 for out-
side guests.
Free pizza and soft drinks will be
provided at the event, which will
run from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. A 3-
on-3 basketball tournament will be
held, as will a 4-on-4 volleyball
Prizes will be given to the win-
"This is a great chance for people
to have fun in a good way, while
thinking about the effects of drink-
ing," said wrestler Brian Aparo, one
of the event's organizers. "It will
kick off Alcohol Awareness week,
and it will be a lot of fun.
"A lot of athletes have been work-
ing very hard on it, and it should be
a great night."

ee1e Mobil

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