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By Rick Freeman
Daily Sports Editor
Even though his team was closer to the Bust
of Ann Arbor, Lou Bullock must have been
voted Best Athlete because he stood out so
much.
The football team's season was forgettable,
except for it's finish and the Michigan hockey
team had an equally dull middle stretch. The
exciting thing about the basketball team's year
was how unpredictable they were. They man-
aged to lose in horrifying, ugly ways (remem-
ber Northwestern?) and then they beat a Final
Four team at Crisler.
Throughout almost all of it, Bullock was the
one constant - he shot and shot and shot
from long-distance, usually with uncanny
accuracy. And when his teammates couldn't
match his output, he never complained.
He never made the kind of snide remarks
you sometimes hear in press conferences
when a marquee player doesn't feel he's get-
ting enough support.
He never said "It's got to be a total team
effort," or "We need to play as a team."
Instead, he praised the progress of his green
and inexperienced teammates, even when that
lack of experience had fans cursing those
same players and calling them incompetent.
Bullock seemed to have an infinite patience
for reporters' questions. No matter how bad a
thrashing he and his teammates had just
endured, he responded in his quiet, even

voice.
Moments after his University career came
to an end, his voice was even softer. He
ambled through the bowels of the United
Center. In subdued tones he made an effort to
be optimistic about the degree he was set to
earn and the great times he had in college.
His heart might have been broken wide
open, or he might really have just been gain-
ing perspective.
You never could tell with Lou. He was
always the same even-keel guy, it seemed.
It was almost boring. Which was the exact
opposite of his game. When he sensed trouble,
he went into a different mode. He dribbled a
little faster, he slashed, he shot. He tried to
play the entire game on his own. Sometimes
he did, sometimes he didn't. But whenever he
did it, he showed the competitive side that hid
beneath his sleepy eyes.
His trash talk - on the court, anyway -
was nonexistent. He got just one technical
foul in his career, in the late stages of an ugly
home loss to Michigan State this season.
When it came to his coach, though, things
were a bit different.
He and Brian Ellerbe each claimed to have
the best shot on the team. Sometimes, for the
benefit of reporters, they'd pretend to mock
each other.
Now, if he wants, Lou's got one more piece
of evidence - he's got a mandate from the
voters.

1800 Chem (Best Lecture Hall) Ifago-
raphobia is not a problem for you, this is
by far the best place for a morning lecture.
It's big enough that if you arrive late
(which you are bound to do) nobody will
know, and if you doze off (which you are
bound to do) nobody will see you. Fans of
the periodic table and film students alike
agree that when it comes to massive
inside spaces, this is it.
AIESEC (Best Student Group) Want
to go abroad? AIESEC offers hundreds of
internships and employment opportuni-
ties to University students every year.
About the only thing they can't help you
with is the weather you will encounter
when you get where you're going -- but
watch out, they may get jurisdiction over
global climate one of these years.
Alpha Sigma Phi (Best Fraternity to
Party With) Word on the street is these
guys can really throw down. White base-
ball caps are not required for admission,
contrary to popular belief - but they
can't hurt.
Angell Hall (Best Building) From
the breath-taking exterior architecture
to the computing site dotted with the
go-get-'em-world color of the new
iMacs - this building is definitely

head-and-shoulders above its other
structural counterparts on campus.
Angell Hall Computing Site (Best
Computing Center) Again it's all about
iMacs. Or maybe its the colorful station
cards. If you want to talk about something
besides color, how about the fact that
those students wandering to and from the
Angell auditoriums can excitedly watch
wet, oozing, physical stress bubble out of
the foreheads of those working in the
glass-encased computing site below. We
other students can watch this happen 24-
hours a day - which makes the Angell
site that much more appealing.
CCRB (Best Hangout for Jocks, Best
Place to Work Out) At any given moment,
you can witness students of all shapes and
sizes participating in all sorts of activities.
From basketball to swimming, judo to
yoga, there's always something to do.
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
(Best Library, Best Place to Study) If
sex in the stacks does not do it for you
(transfer) then the millions of volumes
in this building should. Anything you
want, they have. You want a book on
medicine of the Middle East written in
Arabic? You need go no further than
our, great friend on the Diag.

FILE PHOTO
Fans appreciated the vallient efforts of Michigan Basketball's Louis Bullock. He was unable to lead the
team to either the NIT or NCAA tournaments, but he won "Best Athlete" honors.

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Friday, April 9th
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"Springfest".

Free T-shirts to first 500 fans

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Sunday, April 11th 1 p.m.
"Nike Day"- Free water bottles-First 100 fans . Baseball Bingo.

Register to win great prizes at all Michigan home games!

Softball vs.

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. Saturday, April 10th (DH) 1 p.m.
"Springfest". Free T-shirts-First 250 fans!
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U-M Students, Faculty and Staff are admitted free of charge!

ADRIANA YUGOVICH/Daily
The Harlen Hatcher Graduate Library was again a University Favorite this year,
winning "Best Place to Study," and "Best Library" honors.

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