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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 31, 1997 - 13

Athletes visit sick children at Mott
Pre-Halloween festivities highlighted by competitors in costumes

By Kurt New
Daily Sports Writer
Most Michigan athletes are well-known for try-
ing to inspire fear and terror in their opponents on
the playing field.
et, last night, approximately 50 Michigan ath-
1es gathered at Mott Children's Hospital to
inspire happiness and joy to children whose ill-
pesses leave them confined to the hospital. Many
of the athletes even donned Halloween costumes
to add to the festive atmosphere.
The athletes, who represented 20 different varsi-
ty sports, spent time autographing Michigan
apparel, having their pictures taken with children,
and just simply talking and playing games with the
While athletes have visited the children's hospi-
Oon a volunteer basis for several years, the pro-
gram has enjoyed even more success this year as
more teams have been brought into the fold. The
work of Ann Kampfe, the Director of Community
Relations for the Athletic Department, has made
this increase possible.
Kampfe began volunteering at the hospital dur-
ing her days as a standout swimmer for Michigan.

During that time she enjoyed spending time with
the children so much, that she eagerly accepted the
chance to further expand the number of athletes
participating in the program.
"The involvement this year has been unbeliev-
able compared to years past." Kampfe said. "I
think that speaks enormous amounts about the ath-
letes and their willingness to do this."
The large number of athletes in attendance
allowed for more individual attention to be given
to each child.
Often there were three or four athletes for each
child in the room.
The athletes in attendance ranged from veterans
like Pollyanna Johns of the women's basketball
team and Jason Vinson of the football team to rel-
ative newcomers like field hockey player Tamra
Geryk and Joanna Fielder of the volleyball team.
For many of the athletes, this was just one of many
visits that they have been making to the hospital
throughout their career.
"I like getting to know the kids," cross country
run'ner Elizabeth Kampfe said. "Some of them you
get to see more than once ... and some of them you
get to see their special talents, which is nice to

eormous amounts
and their willingness
to disi "
- Ann Kampfe
Director of Community Relations for the
Michigan athletic department
Not surprisingly, each of the kids lit up upon the
arrival of the athletes. What may be a little more
surprising is that the athletes seem to derive
almost as much emotional satisfaction from their
visits as the children do.
"When I'm having a bad week, the first thing I
think of is 'Yeah, I get to go to the hospital',"
swimming and diving team member Tanja Wenzel

Michigan's running attack, led by tailback Chris Howard, is much better statisti-
cally than Minnesota's rushing defense. Howard could have a big day.

North Carolina squeaks by,


ATLANTA (AP) - Jonathan
Linton became the first player in
North Carolina history to have 100
yards rushing and receiving in a
game and the No. 5 Tar Heels
remained in contention for a trip to
the Orange Bowl with a 16-13 victo-
:@over Georgia Tech last night.
North Carolina (8-0, 5-0 Atlantic
Coast Conference) takes its unbeat-
en record into a Nov. 8 showdown
against third-ranked Florida State.
The winner will have the inside
track to a spot in the bowl alliance's
national championship game.
The Yellow Jackets (4-3, 3-2) fell
short again in their second straight
Lame against a top 5 opponent,
ugh they turned in a more
respectable performance than the
38-0 loss to Florida State.
Still, it might go down as one of
the most lopsided three-point games
of the season.
North Carolina held a 521-186
advantage in total yards, limited
Tech to 28 yards rushing and held
the ball for 37:30.
Oscar Davenport, with a firm
sp on the North Carolina quarter-
ack ob he once shared with Chris
Keldorf, completed 26-of-41 for 360
yards, setting career highs in all
three categories.
North Carolina's only touchdown
was Davenport's 30-yard pass to
L.C. Stevens, which broke a 6-6 tie
with 7:13 remaining in the third
Linton helped clinch the victory
the fourth period, rambling 38
yards with a short pass and tacking
on a 27-yard run to set up Josh
McGee's 31-yard field goal with
10:22 remaining.
Linton ran 28 times for 138 yards
and came out of the backfield to
catch six passes for 137 yards.
North Carolina's other scoring
came -n a 44-yard field goal by
Brian Schmitz in the first quarter
d McGee's 20-yarder in the see-
Tech grabbed a 6-3 lead in the
opening period on field goals of 42
and 45 yards by Dave Frakes. That
continued a trend for the slow-start-
ing Tar Heels, who have been
outscored 31-16 in the first quarter
this season.
The Yellow Jackets failed to take
advantage of three turnovers by
rth Carolina in the first half.
Davenport had two passes inter-
cepted, breaking a string of 154
straight passes without being picked
off, and the quarterback also
botched a handoff with Deon Dyer
that resulted in a Tech fumble recov-
Tech had a prime scoring chance
late in the half when a pass was
tipped at the line and intercepted by
The AP Top 10

Continued from Page 9
that if Michigan wanted the jug
back, it would have to come back to
Minnesota and win it. The teams did
not play again until 1909, when
Michigan went westward and won,
15-6, and the Gophers unwillingly
returned the jug.
The dispute spawned the first of
what are now 57 "trophy games"
across the nation. The Paul Bunyan
Trophy, for which Michigan and
Michigan State play every year since
the Spartans entered the Big Ten in
1952, is another one of these games.
Fifty-seven seems to be the num-
ber of the moment since it also rep-
resents the number of times since
that Halloween afternoon in 1903
that Michigan has taken the Little
(Actually, it's not so little. Its capac-
ity is five gallons) Brown Jug back
from Minnesota.
Win No. 58, on paper, should
come real easily for Michigan. A 7-0\
team with an awesome defense play-
ing on Halloween (OK, the day
after). Some eerie similarities to
what happened more than 90 years
Alright, so don't expect 20,000
Minnesota fans to make the trek east
and storm the field once the Gophers
hit paydirt. But what is of particular
note is the more recent history of the
Michigan has turned this grudge
match into more of a lopsided affair,
winning the last 10 over the

But here's the kicker. Those two
losses in the last 29 have come at the
most inopportune times for
Michigan. That is if there's a time
that not inopportune for a loss.
In 1977, the top-ranked, 6-0
Wolverines, following a 56-0 shal-
lacking of Wisconsin, went up to
Minneapolis and were promptly
smoked by the unranked Gophers,
Nine years later, this time ranked
No. 2 in the country, Michigan's
hopes of another perfect season were
dashed by Minnesota when the
Gophers came into Ann Arbor and
beat the Wolverines, 20-17, when
Chip Lohmiller kicked a 30-yard
field goal as time expired.
"I remember 1986," said Michigan
coach Lloyd Carr, who was an assis-
tant for Michigan at the time. "We
were 9-0 with Minnesota coming to
town and we got beat.
"We just have to make sure we
don't come out ill-prepared."
This year's version of the Gophers
comes in with a bonus that was com-
pletely not their doing, but still one
that they will gladly take. Michigan
is coming off its most emotional vic-
tory of the season and is ripe for a
surprise. Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
has addressed this problem, but is
still quite wary of the possibility of
an upset.
"That is something we talked
about on Sunday," Carr said. "One of
the things this team has exhibited is
an attitude to stay focused week in
and week out. Thus far we have done
that, but as the season goes along,
the distractions become greater."

Gophers, 18 of the last
the last 29.

19, and 27 of



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North Carolina couldn't have asked for a tougher test last night. The Tar Heels rallied to defeat the Yellowjackets, 16-13.

linebacker Keith Brooking at the Tar
Heels 24.
But Charles Wilder was stopped
about six inches short of a first
down when the Yellow Jackets went
for it on fourth-and-i at the 15.
The go-ahead touchdown came at
the end of an 1 1-play, 69-yard drive
on North Carolina's first possession
of the second half.

The Tar Heels converted a third-
and-9 early on to keep the drive
going and then Davenport came
through on third-and-15 from the 30,
hooking up with Stevens in the left
corner of the end zone when the

quarters with just 1:10 remaining on
Joe Hamilton's 3-yard pass to
Charlie Rogers.
But North Carolina recovered the
onside kick to snuff out the Yellow
Jackets' comeback.




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