The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 7, 1997 - 9
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Game (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)
PENN STATE (-2 1/2) vs. Michigan
PURDUE (-1) vs. Michigan State
owa (-9) vs. WISCONSIN
Northwestern (-12 1/2) vs. ILLINOIS
Ohio State (-23) vs. MINNESOTA
Florida State (.7) vs. NORTH CAROLINA
Louisiana State (-6) vs. ALABAMA
Pair of Michigan
Pankratz named top Big Ten coach
TENNESSEE (-18 1/2) vs. So. Mississippi Tennessee
Nebraska (-29) vs. MISSOURI Missouri
VIRGINIA TECH (-7) vs. Miami,(Fla.) Miami (Fla.)
Overall best bet
From Staff Reports
Kevin Sullivan and Katie McGregor
both won a conference title at last
Saturday's Big Ten championships.
Tuesday both Sullivan and McGregor
were named Big Ten Athletes of the Year.
Sullivan captured another Big Ten title,
his fourth in the past five years, and his
first Athlete of the Year award.
"I was very pleased to win the award"
Sullivan said. "I felt that both myself and
John Mortimer were up for the award, but
my results at the Big Ten championships
probably convinced the voters."
Sullivan, a fifth-year senior, is also a
three-time NCAA District IV champion
and a three-time All-American in cross
country. He redshirted the 1996 season
with a heel injury that prevented him
from participating in the Canadian
McGregor captured her first Big Ten
title on Saturday as well as her first
Athlete of the Year honors. McGregor
has been the top runner on the women's
team this year. She captured first place
honors in the Michigan intersaute mcc.t
and second in the Michigan inter-region-
Men's cross country couch Ron
Warhurst and women s runner Julie
Froud were acknowledeed bk the lki) len
as well. Warhurst recei cd li len
Coach of the Year. his third, havina won"
the award in 1990 and 1993.
Froud received the women', Fr-es.hnman
of the Year honor. Froud has run in the
front pack all year, her worst finish hemin
fourth during the regular season.
PANKRATZ HONORED: Field hockey
coach Marcia Pankratz was named 13ig
Ten coach of the year in her second se-
son in Ann Arbor after leading the
Wolverines to a No. 2 seed in the confer-
ence tournament starting tomorrow
Senior midfielder Julie Flachs was
honored as the Big Ten Offensive Plxer
of the Year after posting school records oh
28 goals and 61 points this season.
Kelli Gannon was named the Big .1n
Freshman of the Year after scoring leur
goals and two assists for the Wolvcrin.>.
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M' icers to renew rivalry with Northern
By Sharat Reju
Daily Sports Writer
If the Michigan hockey team had a
frequent-flyer program, it could find
itself with a free flight to some place
nice pretty soon.
After sweeping a weekend series in
Alaska, the Wolverines are now making
a 444-mile trip to the Upper Peninsula.
Michigan (2-1 CCHA, 5-2 overall) will
. y to tackle Northern Michigan (3-0-1,
4-1-2) tonight and tomorrow in
"School is the main concern, along
with the physical fatigue," Michigan
coach Red Berenson said. "I'd rather do
this at this time of the year rather than at
the end of the year."
The shortened weeks of practice have
resulted in increased pressure for the
athletes. Most of the players have to
ake up their missed exams this week,
i erenson said.
"My teachers hate me right now, but
it's good to get these trips out of the
way," Michigan right wing Justin Clark
A year ago, the Wolverines did not
make this trip - the Wildcats were in
the WCHA. The last time the two teams
met was in Dec. 1995, at the Great Lakes
Invitational in Detroit.
But after a 13-year hiatus from the
conference, the Wildcats have returned
to the CCHA, and are playing better than
expected. They have not lost a confer-
ence game since their return.
"Northern Michigan is rebuilding,"
Northern Michigan coach Rick Comley
said. "We know we'll take our bumps
For the second time during this sea-
son, the Wolverines are going into a
eries knowing little to nothing about
'heir opponent. In Michigan's home-
opener, the Wolverines lost 2-1 against
Colgate, a team they hadn't played ever
"We don't know the team and we
don't know the rink,' Berenson said. "So
HEY! Let me see your
Who: Michigan vs. Northern Michigan
When: Tonight and tomorrow, 7 p.m.
we're going early to get a feel for the
There is one thing for which the
Wolverines are prepared - an exciting
atmosphere to play hockey.
"We know they're going to be really
rowdy" Clark said. "That's about all they
have up there - hockey."
After last weekend's 10-goal outburst,
the Wolverines look like they might be
starting to find their bearings on the
offensive end of the ice, even without
injured captain Matt Herr. Freshman
Mark Kosick broke his scoring slump
with a hat trick last weekend, and the
whole offense seems to be coming
Berenson expects to see more of that
production against the Wildcats.
"I think we're getting stronger offen-
sively," Berenson said. "We're getting
more confident. I think we're coming
along as well as can be expected:'
One by-product of the improved
offensive is center Bill Muckalt's pas-
sage of Berenson's career goals-scored
mark - 79 goals to Berenson's 78.
"It's about time," Berenson joked. "It
took -him about three years, and a lot
more games. I only played 2 1/2 years.
"My challenge to Billy Muckalt is to
have a better senior year than I did."
Berenson scored 43 goals in his senior
season, a Michigan record. Muckalt is
now 22nd on the goals-scored list.
Although the offense appears to be
coming together, Michigan's special
teams units still need some refining.
"We've been working on our penalty
kills," Clark said. "We're still gelling as
a team. We've only played a month
worth of games and we still have a long
ways to go."
ROSTER CHANGE: Junior center Craig
Assenmacher, a member of the
Wolverines for the past two seasons, left
the team before last weekend's trip to
"He left because he's serious about
school, medical school in particular,"
Berenson said. "He gave us two good
years, worked hard and played hard. I
understand and support his decision."
The Sylvania, Ohio, native was a
walk-on, and saw playing time in two
games last season - Michigan State and
"He's still part of the team and close to
the team," Berenson said. "He lives with
half the junior class."
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