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14 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 21, 1998

ABC's Jackson makes
last stop in Iowa City -
'Whooooooooooa, Nelie!'

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SNYDER
Continued from Page 12
that stop is Iowa City for the
Hawkeyes and the Wisconsin
Badgers.
In Jackson lingo, it'll be a
"doozy."
Unfortunately for Fry, the Jackson
interaction may be the highlight of
his day.
Powerhouse Wisconsin - one of
only three undefeated teams in Big
Ten play - rolls in with a 7-0 record
and a defense that could crush an
iceberg.
The Badger 'D' is marked by a
dominating line that unloads a pass
rush unique within the Big Ten.
Ranking near the top of all important
defensive categories, it tracks down
quarterbacks like it has radar.
But Fry's biggest fear doesn't
come from the opposing defense this
week or stud tailback Ron Dayne.
He's scared of what he knows all too
well.
He's 'concerned with ... "their
coaching staff."
Their coaching staff?
Wisconsin "coach (Barry) Alvarez
was with me for many, many years,"

Fry said, fearing the talnes may turn
on him. "We're not wnlv concerned
with the team. but with the know\ ?-
edge and preparation their coaching
staff gives them."
Maybe knowing your foe isn't an
advantage.
While Wisconsin's skills make for
an imposing presence on game day,
the advantages for Iowa have little to
do with the matchups.
Iowa has been long noted for its
pink visitors lockerroom, but despite
suggestions that it's to soften the
opposition, Fry maintains it was out
of necessity.
"To tell you the truth, when we
came here, the lockerroom had never
been painted and all we could find
was pink," he said. "Certain coach-
ing staffs have gone downtown (in
Iowa City) to get white butchers'
paper to put up. Through the years
we painted it (pink) three or four
times because it's cheaper"
Also in Iowa's favor, Wisconsin
hasn't won in Iowa City since 1974.
Now that's cause for a "Whoa,
Nellie."
- Mark Snyder can /,c' reached via
e-mail at msncd/ri unic .edu.

ABC's Keith
Jackson makes
-his final stop In
his beloved Iowa
City, this week-
end, where
Michigan played
three weeks ago.
WARREN ZINN/Daily

OMENTUM
orttinued from Page 122
he Wolverines reappeared in the top
5 after nearly a month's absence.
'Hitting the field last week with a jus-
ifiable new level of confidence,
Vichigan netted a pair of victories,
ncluding a 4-0 thrashing of in-state
ival Michigan State. The victory was
ichigan's fourth in seven games, bet-
ering its record to 5-3-1 in the Big Ten,
1-3-1 overall.
Riding the momentum of four con-
secutive victories in which Michigan
illowed merely one goal, the
(olverines are starting to resemble a
eam with a serious chance of defend-
ng their Big Ten tournament champi-
nship.
Shutouts have become nearly com-
nonplace for the Wolverines' defense.
And after scoring four goals against the
spartans, the offense seems to be mesh-
fg and consistently finding a way to
core.
As for goalkeeping, Michigan is in

Florida phenom sets NCAA goals mark

NATHARUuuEJ~i-l/y
The Wolverines' momentum has helped
carry them over opponents recently.
good shape with a pair of keepers that
have recorded two shutouts each this
season - Carissa Stewart and co-cap-
tain Jessica Jones.
Michigan has pulled itself together.
And with three upcoming non-confer-
ence tests ahead against No. 2 Notre
Dame, Brigham Young and Kentucky,
time will tell whether the Wolverines
will add to their recent improvements.

By Brent Jones
Independent Florida Alligator
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (U-WIRE) - She just
stood there, stiff and in shock.
It was as if Florida forward Danielle Fotopoulos
could not believe her header in the 45th minute
against Mississippi - which set the NCAA recrtrd
for career goals scored - actually went in.
But once it hit her, about three seconds later, she
broke out in a mad sprint toward the bench, sliding
on her knees and throwing her arms in the air
before being swarmed by her teammates.
The goal broke a three-way tie with Tiffeny
Milbrett and Mia Hamm at 103.
She went on to score two more goals and pick up
two assists in a 9-1 victory this past Sunday in
front of 1,014 at Percy Beard Stadium.
"I was just staring at it and it went in," said
Fotopoulos, who now has 106 career goals. "Then
I just started sprinting toward the sideline. It really
felt good to have my teammates around me."
Sadness, happiness, excitement and relief flowed

through Fotopoulos' body after the goal, producing
the only reaction that can convey all four.
"I just started bawling," Fotopoulos said. "I feel
like it took a lot of pressure off me and pressure off
the coaches. Everybody was wondering when it
was going to happen. Now it is time to go on and
establish and finish our goals and get the job
done."
Fotopoulos said the pressure of scoring the goal
was starting to get to her. She had not scored in two
matches and was suspended for another before
Sunday.
It looked as though Fotopoulos would not score
in the first half until midfielder Karyn Hall was
awarded a free kick in the 45th minute. Hall sent
the ball to Fotopoulos, who used her body to gain
position on the defender, sending a four-yard head-
er to the left corner of the goal.
Fotopoulos played the entire game, scoring in
the 51st minute and 53rd minute for her third hat
trick of the season.
"Danielle is going to do whatever she can do to

help this team succeed," Florida coach Becky
Burleigh said. "That is tremendous on her part.
Even though she was in this position to break the
record, she is still such an unselfish player. You
don't see that often in goal scorers."
Burleigh received an unexpected gift in
Fotopoulos when she transferred to Florida after
two seasons with Southern Methodist. She has
scored 54 goals as a Gator and is second on the
schools' all-time list behind midfielder Melissa
Pini.
"I never thought she would even come here,
said Tracy Ward, who has played with Fotopoulos
since high school. "I was really excited for her. It
sent shivers down my spine."
Fotopoulos was awarded the ball as play was
stopped briefly to recognize the achievement.
"I can't think of anyone who I would rather have
break Mia's record than Danielle," said North
Carolina coach Anson Dorrance, who coached
Hamm.
"She has worked hard for it."

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Hoosiers,
Fife host
preseason
madness
By Kate Hairopoulos
Indiana Daily Student
BLOOMINGTON (U-WIRE) -
From underneath the dust accumu-
lated during the off-season, the
Indiana men's basketball team's
potential for an exciting year, still
managed to show through this past
Saturday at a midnight practice.
About 10,000 faithful fans showed
up to witness the Hoosiers at 12:01
a.m., and a couple hundred were still
there when the team finished at 2:20
a.m.
The doors to Assembly Hall
opened at 10 p.m. Friday, and fans
gradually filled most of the east and
west seating sections of the hall,
while also filling up the available
containers with 12,000 pounds of
canned food to be donated to the
Hoosier Hills Food Bank.
Waiting for midnight to strike,
some spectators got the wave going
around the arena and started rhyth-
mic clapping, while a couple of par-
ticularly inspired fans attempted to
start up an "I-U" chant in the other-
wise sleepy building.
The crowd woke up for one of the
more exciting points of the event.
As the last two minutes before
practiceslowly ticked off the score-
board clock, the Hoosiers' support-
ers stood on their feet and cheered
loudly, anxiously awaiting the sight
of the team running out onto the
court.
And when the Hoosiers finally
took the floor, the crowd showered
thunderous applause down upon
their heads.
The fans remained on their feet as
the players went right into a one-on-
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FILE PHOTO
Indiana coach Bob Knight gestured animatedly at freshman guard Dane Fife at one
point during the Hoosiers' first practice early Saturday moming.

instruction from coach Bob Knight
and assistants John Treloar, Mike
Davis and Pat Knight, were treated to
hearty applause at the end of each
drill.
Knight walked slowly around the
court, sometimes stopping to offer
advice.
"That's bullshit defense, A.J., get
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talking with Fife at naticourt anu
then sent him right back into the
action.
The practice increased to half-
court five-on-five, interspersed with
more drills on working to get open,
defending man-to-man and, of
course, cutting and screening - a
Hoosiers trademark.
Durino ' nme of the drills Knight

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