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NHL HOCKEY
N.Y. ISLANDERS 1.
Los Angeles 0
Buffalo 0,
N.Y. RANGERS 0 (OT)
PHILADELPHIA 2,
St. Louis 1
NASHVILLE 5,
Vancouver 4

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Tracking 'M' tickets
For all those students who bought men's basketball
season tickets, this is the week to pick them up. Just
travel down to the ticket office at 1000 S. State
Street to claim your seats.
Wednesday
October 28, 1998

Frosh

new faces
Freshmen key for women's ...

A round the Horn
Fially, the BOS ranking Is
here to save college football

By Uma Subramanian
Daily Sports Writer
Last season, Pollyanna Johns graduated and
took almost all of the Michigan women's bas-
ketball team's post game with her.
Consequently, with the season opener
against the Swiss National Team quickly
approaching, Michigan coach Sue Guevara is
slightly concerned.
"We're 13 days from opening up against the
Swiss Team," Guevara said this past Thursday.
"Am I in a bit of a panic? I'm a little nervous
about that ... We've been concentrating a lot
on the defensive fundamentals."
So now as the Wolverines rearrange their
defense, freshman Raina Goodlow, transfer
student Alison Miller, little-used sophomore
Mandy Stowe and junior Kenisha Walker will

all have the chance to step up and fill Johns'
very large shoes.
Goodlow, a 6-foot-2 forward from Detroit,
could potentially be the fit Michigan is look-
ing for.
She "is going to make a big impact on this
program," Guevara said. "She's going to be a
force for us, it's going to take her a little bit of
time, she has to get her feet wet. But she's
going to do a really nice job for us"
The other player who will have an opportu-
nity to step up is sophomore Alison Miller.
Miller, a transfer student from Bowling
Green, practiced with the Wolverines all last
season.
She "practiced against PJ all last year,"
Guevara said. "She's made some improve-
ment."

Miller
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... and men's hoops as season looms

By Andy Latack
Daily Sports Writer
Last weekend at Big Ten media day in
Chicago, there was plenty of fuss made
about the freshmen in the conference.
Indiana coach Bobby Knight was asked
about Dane Fife, a McDonald's All-
American and Clarkston, Mich:, native who
will play immediately for the Hoosiers.
Then it was Minnesota coach Clem
Haskins' turn, as he fielded questions on
freshman center Joel Przybilla, another
member of the McDonald's team and the
first true center the Gophers have had in
ages.
But while the media was eager to know
about all of the Big Ten's highly touted new-
comers, there were two names that never
came up - those of Michigan freshmen
Leon Jones and Chris Young.
But despite lacking national recognition,
the new Wolverines, both hailing from
Michigan, will have a unique opportunity to

prove themselves.
With a particularly thin Michigan squad
returning this year, Jones and Young will see
significant playing time, Michigan coach
Brian Ellerbe said.
"Leon will have the opportunity to play
some major minutes at the wing position,"
Ellerbe said of the 6-5, 200-pound wing
player from Battle Creek.
And coming into a frontcourt that lost
Robert Traylor, Macco Baston and Jerod
Ward, Young may see even more minutes
than Jones.
Ellerbe said he plans to use Young at both
the center and power forward spots, citing
the Wolverines' lack of a true center this
year.
And the 6-10, 210-pounder from
Plymouth looks forward to contributing.
"Some of the publications have said that
our backcourt's going to be outstanding and
our frontcourt's going to be terrible," Young
said. "But we've been working real hard and
you never know what's going to happen."

t finally came out. The be all, end all
of college football. This is it, right?
The deciding figure, the indis-
putable, unconquerable number.
The Bowl Championship Series
ranking.
You can just feel the Earth move.
The BCS was implemented to ensure
that what happened last year - two
national champions - would not hap-
pen again this season. There could be
no dispute, this BCS thing was going to
solve all the problems, the 'pundits'
said.
All of two days into the BCS era and
there is already a
problem.
Ohio State,
No. 1 in both the
AP poll and the
coaches' poll, is
not No. 1 in the
BCS poll. The
Buckeyes are No. SHARAT
2, with UCLA
sitting in the No. RAJU
I spot - exactly Sharat
opposite from the In the Dark
old-school polls.
"I suppose I'm surprised," Ohio State
coach John Cooper said. "We've been
No. I all year in the coaches' poll and
the AP poll. I think these two are still
far and away the most important polls."
The speculation going into the BCS'
unveiling on Monday was that Ohio
State would not even be in the top two,
let alone No. 1. That would certainly
have caused an uproar in Columbus
and wild laughter in Ann Arbor.
One of the factors taken into account
is strength of schedule. With some
weak Big Ten play this season, Ohio
State's schedule ranking just stinks. But
is that the Buckeyes' fault'?
It just doesn't seem fair.
"Being a member of the American
Football Coaches Association, I'm will-
ing to at least give this a chance,
Cooper said. "There's a lot of football
left to be played.
Oh yeah. This is much better than a
playoff system.
- Sharat Raju can be reached via
email at sraju@umich.edu.

AP PHOTO
The newly-released BCS rankings place the Buckeyes - No. 1 in the AP poll -
second. Ohio State coach John Cooper said he is "willing to give this a chance."

Young

Pulling Ranky
The BCS poll comes from: Poll averages (AP and USA Today/ESPN), computer
rankings (Sagarin, New York Times and Seattle Times), quartile rank (schedule
strength) and losses. Below are the standings from the first poll.
Team Poll Computer Quartile Losses Total
1. UCLA 2.0 1.00 0.04 0 3.04
2. Ohio St. 1.0 2.67 0.64 0 4.31
3. Tennessee 3.5 2.92 0.08 0 6.50
4. Kansas St. 3.5 3.33 1.96 0 8.79
5. Florida St. 5.5 6.33 . 0.56 1 13.39

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