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November 14,. 1997
By Jacob R. Wheeler
Daily Sprts Writer
The Michigan soccer team will enter
uncharted waters on Sunday, when it
travels to face No. 7 Nebraska in the
first round of the NCAA tournament.
This is No. 15 Michigan's first appear-
ance inthe postseason since the soccer
program's inception four years ago.
*he Wolverines (7-1-1 Big Ten, 18-
3-1 overall) have plenty of momentum,
coming off a Big Ten tournament
championship last weekend in
Minnesota. They dominated all three
tournament games, after losing only
one Rig-Ten game during the regular
But Michigan has never traveled to
the heartland before, and the
Wotverines might not enjoy their first
'tr Lincoln has seemed like the heart
' arkness for Nebraska's opponents
this season. The Cornhuskers (18-4)
won 1 3-straight games before losing to
No. 4 Texas A&M in the Big 12 tour-
nanent final. Nebraska outscored its
opponents, 40-0, during the first eight
games of the winning streak.
And despite a team-high 18 vieto.
rics, Michigan hasn't had much success
against ranked opponents this season.
,*Wolverines fell to No. 2 Notre
lire,- No. I1 Minnesota and No. 20
Massachusetts during the regular sea-
"We've played some better teams
and lost to them,' Michigan coach
Debbie Belkin said. "That has been a
factor, but hopefully we can break it."
But history isn't on Michigan's side.
No team from the Big Ten has ever won
a gam in Nebraska. Minnesota, this
y 's regular season champion, experi-
' d tfhe horror of playing there, los-
ing,,3- on Nov. 2.
As bad as things may look on the
surface, Nebraska and Michigan look
like similar teams. Both teams feature
one'of the nation's most prolific scorers
andvdefense capable of shutting down
opponents. Nebraska's Kim Engesser
ranks third nationally with 23 goals,
helping the Huskers to an average of
3 4 goals per game.
ut Michigan's Amber Berendowsky
may be a more complete player. The
sbphoimore's 18 goals and 17 assists
rnk her eighth in the nation in total
points. Berendowsky broke Big Ten
season records for goals and points in
The Cornhuskers hold two giant
advantages, however. They are at home,
and they-have been to the NCAA tour-
nament in the past. Nebraska hasn't lost
. ome in more than two years - the
+luskers are currently riding a 26-game
houle winning streak. Their last loss at
homre was against Southern Methodist
on Oct.. 15, 1995.
Nebraska's program is only four
'yearsiOldlike Michigan, but this will be
Nehraska's second consecutive trip to
Last year, the Huskers won two
home games in the national tournament
$'* 3-2 quadruple overtime victory
against Minnesota in the first round
and a 3'- victory over Duke in the sec-
The Wolverines are green with inex-
perience-entering their first tournament.
Some -team members think Michigan
didn't get a first-round home berth
:because the Wolverines have never
advanced this far in the postseason.
Michigan never even topped the .500
Ork in the conference before this sea-
son. Penn State, on the other hand, will
'host a first-round game, despite losing
"to the Wolverines in the Big Ten tour-
nament-semifinal. The Nittany Lions
have ad npiled a 14-7-2 conference
record-aver the last four years.
Mi1Tiigan hopes that this year will be
'the start of a long trend of post-season
"Beating Nebraska in the NCAA
1rnament would be a huge victory
See NCAAs, Page 10
What: Michigan at Wisconsin
When: Tomorrow, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Camp Randall Stadium
TV: ABC (channel 7)
Battle gr kd
Site of'93 sta
looks to tra pie Badgers
By John Leroi
Just call B>arry Avarz the best pen
pal a person could ev er hae. To get his
Badgers riled up oIr their all-important
matchup 1ih lowa last week, the
Wisconsin coach asked former ph\yers
many of w honm phiyed in the Iwt94 Rose
baol , to write lette of encouragement
to his curreni crop ol players.
It orked. W\isconsin held on to heat
Iowa, 13-10, even without the nations ~
third-leading rusher, Ron Dayne, who
left tihe game in the first quarter with a
badly sprained ankle. U.ntorttnately for
Wisconsin, Alvarez kntow s he'l I have to
think up something more creative ifthe
Badgers hope to have a shot at knocking
of No. I Michigan when the two teams
face oftomorrow at 3:3(1 p.m. at (amp
Randall Stadium in Madison.
Michigan (-' Big [en, 9-0 overall) is
a 15-point favorite, and while No. 23
Wisconsin (5-1, 8-2) still holds its Rose
Bowl fate in its own hands, Alvarez
knows it will be difficult to knock the
Wolverines off track.
"What I've found is that the worst
thing you can do when vou play a big
game like this is change you're routine."
Alvarez said. "I think you approach big
games the satme way You (ai '3sdo)
and you make sure the routine is the
same, because y Ot can't ask the players
to dto somlethinrg they can't do anyhow.'
It's not like Alvarez is asking muchl of
the IBadgers. Sure, tile Wolverines are
the top-ranked team ill tie country, but
the lBadgers have experience beating up
on M iehigan. W\iscOnisin has won tihe
list t?O o l eetings betwenil the two
scha ols. The last ime thc Wolv~erines
walked ino (amp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin 1fans were tearinlg down the
goal posts before they could leave, in
Ote of the most raucous celebrations in
Toug'h still hlampered by the ankle
sprain and admittedly not at 100 per-
cent, Dayie is expected to play. That,
coupled with Wisconsin's speedy
receiver, Toy Simmons, has Michigan
And while many Michigan fans are
thiinking ahead to next weekend's show-
dowin wih No. 4 Ohio State, while
isions5 o. Roses danciin their heads,
the Wolverinies still niecd two victories to
uarante' tmlL'riselves :a trip to Pasadena.
So don't think Michigan, just getting
comfbrtable with its new No. I ranking,
is taking the Badgers lightly.
"No way this game is a breather,"
said Michianl quarterback Brian
Griesc, who is suddenly the confer-
See BADGERS, Page 11
Fullback Chris Floyd and his backfield teammates turned In their best offensive performance of the season against Penn State
last week. They will need to do more of the same to snap a two-game losing streak against the Badgers tomorrow.
Michigan cornerback Charles Woodson was named as one of six semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe award, presented to
the nation's top defensive back. Woodson is tied for the team lead with five interceptions, and he is second on
Michigan's career list in the category, with 15. Woodson also was a finalist for the award last year. The other five in
contention are North Carolina's Dre' Bly (also a finalist last year), UCLA's Larry Atkins, Syracuse's Donovin Darius,
Virginia's Anthony Poindexter and Florida's Fred Weary. The group will be pared down to three finalists before the win-
ner is announced next month.
Also, Woodson and Michigan tight end Jerame Tuman were named 1997 Football News first-team All-Americans. Tuman
leads Michigan in receiving yards with 387, and his 26 receptions are second on the team. Other Big Ten players join-
ing Woodson and Tuman on the first team are Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne, Purdue wide receiver Brian Alford
and two Ohio State players, guard Rob Murphy and linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer.
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A SET OF COURSE OFFERINGS IN MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
FOR WINTER TERM 1997
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Department of Biology will be continuing a
series of courses set in a modular format. Each one credit module runs for one third of a semester. In some
cases multiple modules can be combined to make up a traditional course. Students may choose from the
various modules to create a program that best fits their educational objectives and interests.
Microbiology 607,.608, and 609 are three modules focusing on mechanisms of microbioal pathogenesis.
They are designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. These modules will be offered
consecutively and will meet TTH from 10 -11:30 AM in 5623 Medical Science Building II.
Prerequisites for the modules - first year biochemistry and genetics or permission of course director.
Module I (118-2/5)
Microbiology 607 - Host-Pathogen Interactions (1 credit)
Module II (2/10-3/17)
Microbiology 608 - Mechanisms of Extracellular Pathogenesis. (1 credit)
Module III (3/19-4/21)
Microbiology 609 - Mechanisms of Intracellular Pathogenesis. (1 credit)
The first module addresses the effects of microbes on the infected human host at both the individual and
population levels. The second module explores the mechanisms of pathogenesis caused by mucosal and
toxin producing pathogens. The third module focuses on host pathogen interactions in infections caused
by intracellular pathogens.
Microbiology 641 and 642, are two modules focusing on molecular and cellular events in the immune
response. They are designed for upper-class advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested
in the health sciences. These modules will be offered consecutively and will meet TIH from 1-2:30 PM
in 5631 Medical Science Building II.
Prerequisite for the two modules - first year biochemistry and genetics; permission of instructor for