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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 2, 1998 - 15

Basketball gives back to the
community in many ways

By Andy Latack
Daily Sports Writer
Louis Bullock is used to nailing 3-
pointers for the Michigan basketball
team. And the 6-foot-3 guard can
also hit the boards.
But in the coming weeks, Louis
Bullock could simply be nailing
some boards.
Bullock and the rest of the
Wolverines will soon be participat-
ing in Habitat for Humanity, a pro-
gram that builds housing for under-
privileged families. The project is
just one of the numerous commit-
ments to the community that coach
Brian Ellerbd and the Wolverines
With just more than two weeks
until practices begin on Oct. 17,
Ellerbe and the team are finding time
in their rigorous schedule of condi-
tioning and drills to give something
back to the community.
"We've got a number of social,
community-awareness events that
we're a part of," Ellerbe said.
Another one of those begins
tomorrow, when Ellerbe will serve as
honorary chairman at the eighth
annual Ann Arbor Memory Walk.
Ellerbe and the rest of the
Wolverines will lead the walk, which
will benefit the South Central
Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer's
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo
and the Spartan basketball team par-
ticipated in the East Lansing leg of
the event almost two weeks ago.
After that, the players are slated to
try their hand at construction. Which
means that, at least for one day, the
Wolverines will be taking their
orders from a construction foreman
rather than Ellerbe. And that's just
fine with the coach.

Habitat for Humanity "is some-
thing I've been involved with at pre-
vious institutions I've been at,"
Ellerbe said.
Ellerbe also commented on the
fact that most of the players enjoy
their time helping the community.
"The guys seem to really like it,
because they actually get to go out to
the construction site and get
involved with the building of the
"It's neat because once the house
is done, you drive by and say 'Hey, I
worked on that house.'
And although Bullock may not be
as gifted on the job site as he is on
the hardwood, rest assured that the
senior guard will also be giving back
to the community by doing some-
thing that comes naturally - drain-
ing threes.
In perhaps its most interesting
community service event, Michigan
has agreed to participate in the
American Cancer Society's Coaches
vs. Cancer 3-Point Attack. The pro-
gram allows individuals to pledge
money for every 3-pointer made by
their selected team in the upcoming
"Coaches vs. Cancer really origi-
nated with the efforts of (head
coach) Norm Stewart at Missouri,
because Norm beat cancer," Ellerbe
explained. "Consequently, there have
been a lot of other coaches around
the country that have gotten
Stewart chairs the program, which
champions a cause that is dear to
Ellerbe's heart; the coach lost his
father to lung cancer and his mother
to stomach cancer.
Those two illnesses will receive
two-thirds of Michigan's total money
raised, with the final third going to

number of social,
awareness events
that we'fre apart
- Brian Ellerbe
Michigan men's basketball coach
the Millie Schembechler Fund to
fight adrenal cancer.
So now, Michigan fans have the
chance to contribute to a worthy
cause while cheering for the
But beware: with Bullock and fel-
low marksman Robbie Reid in the
backcourt, that could make for some
pretty broke fans come the end of the
With the first practice rapidly
approaching, Ellerbe and his new
coaching staff will spend consider-
able time trying to maximize the
talent on this year's youthful squad,
To help further in that end, Ellerbe
has sought advice from severat
"We've got some coaches from
the college and pro level that will be
flying into Ann Arbor," Ellerbe said.
"We'll sit down and talk some ball,
and try to figure out how to best uti-
lize the talent that we have."
One of those that offer assistance
is Gordon Chiesa, current assistant
coach for the Utah Jazz and former
coach at Providence College.

Senior guard Louis Bullock and the Michigan men's basketball team often work in several community projects. These include
Habitat for Humanity and the Ann Arbor Memory Walk.

tompaq recognizes best football plays


An interception returned 76 yards
for a game-winning touchdown by a
Cal cornerback and a juggling catch
followed by a determined run for a
TD by an Oregon receiver earned
"'ompaq College Plays of the
ceek" honors for week four of the
college football season.
All of the winning plays are now
available to view at the NCAA's
Website, wwwi'.nicaafothall.net,
which receives thousands of hits
each day.
A select panel of judges picked
these two top plays from numerous
entries submitted by sports informa-
*n directors at colleges and univer-
sities across the country.
Compaq recognizes the two
schools for the top offensive and
defensive plays in college football
this week.
This is the only program of its
kind that assembles, judges and
ranks the best plays in college foot-
ball at all levels of competition.
The two institutions honored,
Oregon and California, both mem-
*rs of the Pac-10 Conference, will
each receive $1,000 worth of com-
puter equipment from Compaq
The "Compaq Defensive Play of
the Week" belongs to Cal's Deltha
O'Neal, a tailback-turned-corner-
O'Neal picked off Washington
State quarterback Steve Birnbaum's
fss and returned it 76 yards for a
sore, increasing the Bears' lead to
17-7 with 8:40 left in the third quar-

Cal's defense scored twice in the
game and the Bears eventually tri-
umphed 24-14.
The Ducks earned "Compaq
Offensive Play of the Week" recog-
nition for a reception and run by
Oregon's split end Damon Griffin.
After running a quick slant pat-
tern, Griffin momentarily juggled a
pass from quarterback Akili Smith
at the 25-yard line, then tipped it
away from Stanford defensive back
Brian Taylor and gained control at
the 20.
Griffin broke from the grasp of
two other Cardinal players en route
to a touchdown. It highlighted a
five-catch, I118-yard day for Griffin,
who helped lead Oregon to a 63-28
victory and its first 4-0 start since
The judges also awarded honors in
a variety of categories to several
other teams:
BEsT RUN: Illinois State quarter-
back Kevin Glenn took the snap
from center Steve Farmer, who
quickly handed the ball to Aveion
Cason up through his legs from
As the completely fooled defense
shifted right, center Steve Farmer,
who quickly handed the ball to
Aveion Cason up through his legs
from behind.
As the completely fooled defense
shifted right, Cason, a running back,
emerged out of his crouch and ran
down the left sideline for a 47-yard
touchdown against Southern Illinois.
Coach Todd Berry dubs the play
the "Sucker" and he has run it in
each of his three seasons at Illinois

State. Twice it has gone for touch-
The play tied the score at 35 and
the Redbirds won, 41-38, in over-
time, snapping an I1-game Gateway
Conference losing streak.
State senior Michael Bishop con-
nected with receiver Aaron Lockett,
who streaked down the sideline for a
97-yard touchdown al':inst
Northeast Louisiana. It was the
longest pass play in K-State history.
Jesse Boyd fielded a 40-yard
Harvard punt at the 10-yard line and
sprinted to the Harvard 38, where he
then lateraled to teammate Brandon
Tinson, who covered the final 38
yards for a touchdown.
Michigan safety Brian Leigeb
returned a deflected pass from Kent
State quarterback Jose Davis 93
yards for a touchdown.
BEST HIT: Arizona's Chris
McAlister knocked out two San
Diego State defenders with one
crushing block, helping teammate
Dennis Northcutt on a 51-yard punt
return around the left side of the
Dakota quarterback Sean
Greenwaldt rolled out to elude the
rush of a Morningside defender
(who was called offsides on the
play) and heaved the ball underhand
to receiver Luke Schleusner, who
made the catch for a 19-yard gain.
sive end Mawuko Tugbenyoh
stripped Washington State running

back DeJuan Gilmore and lumbered
10 yards for a Bear touchdown, the
game's first score.
Bowling Green, Central Florida
quarterback Daunte Culpepper
passed to former backup QB Tyson
Hinshaw, now a wide receiver,
behind the line of scrimmage.
Hinshaw then threw back to a sprint-
ing Culpepper, who took the pass 21
yards to the Bowling Green 3-yard
"College Football Plays of the
Week" is co-sponsored by Compaq
Computer Corporation and the
College Sports Information Directors
of America. Compaq is a corporate
sponsor of both the NCAA and
Its "Plays of the Week" program
will include weekly highlights of
football and men's and women's bas-

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