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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 28, 1998 -j1

,Connecticut rides late
surge to top Friars
Kentucky tops Vandy on buzzer-beater
PROVIDENCE (AP) - Richard Nazr Mohammad, who spent muc
Hamilton couldn't shoot and Jim of the game on the bench in fou
Calhoun couldn't coach after draw- trouble, flipped the ball in off th
g three technical fouls but, some- backboard as time expired to giv
ow, No. 9 Connecticut could win. No. 7 Kentucky a 63-61 victory ove
The Huskies, leading by just three Vanderbilt on last night.
points with three minutes left, avert- Drew Maddux hit a high-arching
ed a Big East upset with a 63-56 vic- 3-pointer with 4.4 seconds left, tyin
tory over Providence last night. the game for the 13th time at 61-61
Hamilton, who led Connecticut But Jeff Sheppard passed the ball ti
with a 22.5 average, was held to just Mohammad in the forecourt. The 6
four points on 2-for-13 shooting. foot-10 junior center started to drive
And Calhoun was charged with the looked at the clock and then flippe
three technicals in the second half - the ball in off the glass for the game
e last two leading to four free winning shot.
rows by Jamel Thomas that tied the Referee Gerald Boudreaux calle
score 47-47 with 8:47 to go. the shot good. Vanderbilt coach Jar
But the Friars scored just one field van Breda Kolff walked over to th
goal the rest of the way. officials on the sideline and starte
Kevin Freeman scored 17 points complaining.
for Connecticut (8-2 Big East, 18-3 Vandy players refused to leave th
overall), while Jake Voskuhl added floor, and Maddux tossed the ball u
10. in the air as the Wildcats headed fo
Only five players scored for the locker room.
Providence (3-6, 8-10). Thomas had Sheppard led Kentucky with 2
96 and Erron Maxey added 16 as points, while Scott Padgett added is
ney accounted for 42 of their team's and Jamaal Magloire 11
56 points. Mohammad, who played only on
KENTUCKY 63, VANDERBILT 61: minute, finished with eight points.
Sfoutern a yer die
BATON ROUGE (AP) - A Southern football Coroner Hypolite
player who collapsed and died during condition- cause of death was an
ing drills had the same condition that killed bas- as cardiomyopathy.
etball players Reggie Lewis and Hank Gathers, a All players undergo
coroner said yesterday. of preseason drills in
Dale Taylor, a 6-foot, 225-pound linebacker, Pete Richardson said
had rio pulse and was not breathing when medics existing medical prob
arrived at a university gym after he collapsed at had.
4:25 p.m. Monday. "It's tragic any tim
Taylor was taken to Earl K. Long Memorial pens," Richardson sa
Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. family. It's a tragic

Hobey candidate
Drury breaks record

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Waily Free Press
BOSTON (U-WIRE) - Boston
University center Chris Drury is no
stranger to ovations. For a man with
three Beanpot crowns, a national cham-
pionship and a Little League World
Series title, the feeling of standing
among teammates while being bom-
barded with praise is a familiar one.
But when the praise came again
Friday night at Walter Brown Arena,
this time it was all directed at him.
After weeks of anticipation and ques-
tions concerning the second-longest
scoring drought of his career, Drury
broke through for his 14th goal of the
season Friday in a 4-3 win over the
University of Maine. The goal was the
99th of his illustrious Boston University
career and moved him out of a tie with
John Cullen and Bob Marquis at the top
of the Terrier all-time goal-scoring list.
The record, finally, is all his.
"I wasn't really that frustrated," Drury
said of the four-game scoring slump. "It
was more that we weren't playing our
best hockey. I think the BU community
was more enthused about it than I was."
The record-breaker was a typical
Drury goal, both in form and impor-
tance. With BU clinging to a 2-1 lead
about midway through the second peri-
od, Drury won a faceoff in his own end.
Freshman forward Nick Gillis con-
trolled the puck and skated across cen-
ter ice to the right circle. Drury was
streaking beside him, and Gillis slid a
pass to the inner part of the circle.
Drury kicked the puck to his stick and
blasted a slapshot past Maine goalie
Alfie Michaud.
After having his last 35 shots on goal
turned away, the one that finally made it
through was symbolic of the explosive
player Drury is. It was hustle that

allowed him to beat everyone down ice
and sheer willpower that let him get the
shot off in traffic.
"If you follow him day to day, it does-
n't matter to him if he gets goal." NIu
coach Jack Parker said. "Fe's the senior
and he's the All-American and the
Hobey Baker candidate, and nobody
works harder than he does"
The puck hit the back of the netat.
9:23 of the second. And then the BU
faithful let out the roar they'd been hold-
ing in for so long.
"That was tremendous," Drury said.
"I certainly didn't expect it. I didi't
know that many people knew aboutit.
The fans here have just been terrific,
and it was real special. I'll never forget
that."
The puck wasn't dropped immediate-
ly after the goal, as the 3,806 fans on
hand stood and gave Drury one of the
most impressive ovations at Waltet
Brown in recent memory. And withhts
stick raised skyward, Drury acknowl-
edged the fans for their appreciation.
Drury's teammates reacted too,
whacking their sticks against the boards
from the Terrier bench.
Drury isn't one to dwell on personal
achievement - he'd trade the record in
for another national championship any
day - but he couldn't help but feel
something special on this night.
"I don't think there's any feeling that
will ever come close to the feeling of
winning a Beanpot or a national chan-
pionship, or even a big game," Drury
said. "No amount of goals in my career
can overshadow those wins. But I do
take a little bit of pride in this.
"I guess I made kind of a mark here;'
he added. "I think everyone wants to be
able to say they helped out, and I'm just
glad that I gave my two cents to the pro-
gram."

AP PHOTO
Connecticut's Souleymane Wane dunks over a Providence player en route to the
Huskies 63-56 victory yesterday. The ninth-ranked Huskies upped their record to
18-3 with the victory.
w hile cniinn

Landry said yesterday the
enlarged heart, also known
physical exams at the start
August, and head coach
he was unaware of any pre-
lem that Taylor might have
e something like this hap-
aid. "It affects the whole
day for everybody. I'm

shocked."
Carl Williams, Southern's director of sports
medicine, told the medics that Taylor had been
running about four minutes when he collapsed.
In the offseason conditioning program, players
run four days per week and lift weights twice per
week.
Southern paid tribute to Taylor with a moment
of silence Monday night before both its women's
and men's basketball games against Prairie View.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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Jouisville struggles with Title IX

The Louisville Cardinal
LOUISVILLE (U-WIRE) - The
future of the men's track and men's
swimming programs hang in limbo
,as. Louisville attempts to achieve
proportionality as required under
Title IX of the Civil Rights act.
A regulation of Title IX requires
that the ratio of men participants and
Soien participants in athletics must
be proportionate to the student
enrollment at a university.
Of the 412 student athletes partic-
Nations top
back commits
to Michigan
DETROIT (AP) - Running back
Justin Fargas, a Parade All-American
and first-team USA Today All-
American, said yesterday that he will
attend the University of Michigan.
Fargas, of Notre Dame High in
Sherman Oaks, Calif, is rated the
top running back by SuperPrep and
The National Recruiting Adviser.
4 The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Fargas
,ushed 313 times for 2,818 yards and
a school-record 35 touchdowns in
his senior year. For his career, he car-
ried 668 times for 6,352 yards and 77
touchdowns, With the national sign-
ing period a week away, the national
champion Wolverines now reported-
ly have 18 commitments.

ipating in 1996-97, 265 (64 percent)
were men and 147 (36 percent) were
women.
Undergraduate enrollment at
Louisville is 52 percent women, 48
percent men, making the ratio of
women to men athletes dispropor-
tionate in comparison to enrollment.
In order to comply with propor-
tionality, there must be an adjust-
ment made so that the number of
female to male athletes reflects the
student population.

Louisville brought a national con-
sultant, Lamar Daniel, to campus last
April to evaluate the situation.
In September, Daniel released a
plan outlining how the university
could achieve proportionality.
Included in the five-year plan is a
suggestion to eliminate the mens
swimming, mens cross-country, and
men's indoor and outdoor track pro-
grams, while adding women's fast-
pitch softball and women's golf to
the athletic department.

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