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Thursday, October 21. 199 TbM1i

Volleyball looks to so
inconsistency on roa

By Dnen Krischer
I)aily Sprts Winicr
With the infrequency of wins since the
Big Ten season started, what can be
expected from Michigan's volleyball
team as it travels to Indiana and Illinois
this upcoming weekend?
As the Wolverines approach the end
of the first half of the Big Ten season,
they have yet to discover exactly what
has caused such inconsistent play among
them.
The coaches and the players have all
said at some point that "the Big Ten is
the Big Ten" and that "anyone can win
on any given night:'
But the Wolverines have not been
winning on any given night.
Come to think of it, the only nights
that Michigan has won a Big Ten game is
when the game takes place at home.
The Wolverines (3-5 Big Ten, 11-6
overall) have put up decent numbers at
home, winning three of five.
By the same token, they have not been
as successful while traveling, losing to
all three Big Ten teams they have faced
on the road.
But that doesn't mean that Michigan
is only capable of winning at Cliff Keen
Arena.
In fact, Michigan coach Mark Rosen
feels that although the support during

can sometimes entice unwanted distrac-
tions.
"On the road, we don't have to deal
with friends or family,'' Rosen said.
"There are fewer diversions. Being on
the road is not the worst thing in the
world."
But the university itself is, contrary to
popular belief, not all about athletics.
The members of the volleyball team
are not just here to play. On top of the
extensive amount of time that goes into
being an athlete, the players have to find
some time to be a student, too.
"It's going to be a long couple of
weeks;' Rosen said. "The hardest part
isn't playing or traveling, it's missing
school."
When the team travels, there's home-
work that needs to be taken care of and
class time to make up so that each play-
er stays on top of both her game and her
education.
"It's a challenge," freshman outside
hitter Dana Chapman said. "You need to
balance your practice times,' studying,
going to study table and getting all of"
your work done, especially on the road.
We usually take care of it before we
leave."
Chapman, who was rumored to be a
possible redshirt for the season, made
her debut in the home win over
Northwestern last Saturday;
"When he first called my name, I was

kindi of star ted ( Chmt said
couldn't g,et my jcke W hd
back and tort aaon. R .sen- ) k
n't decide whether h e wine o redshi
me or not, ot it he wanit.d t kep mf
this extra yea. HeI sa he'd d. e
before the first round o the Big eu. .
guess im not iedshirting any more.
Rosen said he usedI I Chpnman t
change the momenm.. d the pacil
the game - smethn he intends 'n
doing more ofen depn.ding on th
game situation ii ~ kta
competing.
With the I sO. 1 ha ox ei. ..d .>.
road gameslo o
whateser he cant~TuI oexi
-especill xMie nsnthdveu
house.
"As we get ino ri ato h e'o
we need to Ibcn. ni ir.!.. n ,. i.
individual and ea
wel:' R osen sai."th' on ni
Indiana ua the n upii re
A nd reza e O i thipe'u
that gameNihau 1iethet
come and coenti iiten
important gauc n Iua bnn
[he Wolherimsr ulhs i
more teams thi c n u htuIu
on.

JEREMY MENCHIK/Daily
Despite an :1-6 overall record, the Michigan volleyball team has played inconsistently In the Big Ten. The Wolverines will try
to come up with some answers when they travel to Indiana and llinois this weekend.

"We've got to take it
time," Rosen said.
And that game is r
deal with the rest Liter

ne g'me at a
dIav the\l

home games is more than
amongst the players, playing

welcome
at home

Florida State's Warrick may play if
judge approves plea agreement

PE RSITE

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Peter
Carrick will have to wait until Thursday to
see if a judge approves a plea agreement
that will allow the Florida State star to play
this weekend.
Warrick's lawyer postponed a hearing
today after the university's president
pxpressed concern about the plea.
The agreement would allow Warrick to
play for the No. 1 Seminoles on Saturday
gainst Clemson and then go to jail next
year.
Warrick was a leading Heisman Trophy
candidate until his arrest on a felony grand
theft charge. The wide receiver had hoped
to have his case reduced to a misdemeanor
in county court today.
Warrick's lawyer, John Kenny, asked for
the postponement so he could speak with
school officials.
The agreement would require Warrick to
spend 30 days in jail, donate to charity
clothing he acquired in three trips to a

Dillard's store, pay S295 in court costs,
stay away from the department store and
serve a year's probation.
"I don't feel very good about somebody
having a sentence hanging over them and
playing," Florida State president Sandy
D'Alemberte told the Tallahassee
Democrat.
Warrick was suspended Oct. 7 and has
missed the Seminoles' last two games.
"I think he's suffered enough," Florida
State quarterback Chris Weinke said. "He
deserves to be on the football team and I
can't wait for his return."
Florida State does not let athletes com-
pete if they have been charged with a
felony.
"It is my understanding that the presi-
dent and the athletic director will certainly
confer on this before any announcement is
made," D'Alemberte spokesman Frank
Murphy said today.
D'Alemberte, who is out of town, spoke

with athletic director Dave Hart and the
school's general counsel, Alan Sundberg,
by phone today.
Warrick and former teammate
Laveranues Coles were charged with buy-
ing more than S400 of designer clothes
Sept. 29 for 52 1.40 from a store clerk, who
is also charged. A security camera record-
ed the transaction.
"They wanted the 30 days to offer a mis-
demeanor," Kenny said Tuesday. "That's
pretty standard when looking at felony
cases. They worked very hard to look at
Mr. Warrick not as a football player."
Warrick could have avoided jail time, but
not if he wanted to have a shot at playing
again this season.
"He looked at the options of going to
trial to prove it was a petty theft, but those
are not viable options when Peter wants to
make himself available to the university as
quickly as possible," Kenny said. "The
judge still needs to accept it."

Florida State's
Peter Warrick
Heisman eandE
date before his
arrest on a feln
theft charge
Now Warrick cr
orly hope to plea
bargn a deal
that allows him
to play a os
Clemson thi
weekend and
postpone his jad
time until next
year..

AP PHOTO

'M' rowing to take
the Head of Charles

By Matthew Barbas
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan rowing team heads
to Boston this weekend to compete in
the 33rd annual Head of the Charles
Regatta.
The regatta is the world's largest
'two-day rowing event. It draws over
300,000 fans and includes more than
X5,400 athletes from around the world.
Michigan coach Mark Rothstein
sees the premier event as an opportu-
*ty for his team to check its progress
ainst the nation's top collegiate
teams. Because the spring serves as
the main racing season for rowing,
the race is not a major focus for the
team.
"Even though this is a fall race, I
iwant to be competitive," Rothstein
said.
The format for the head race is not
the same as the format used in the
spring. Rather than lining up six boats
Ie by side, the boats are sent down
'dividually at 15-second intervals.
Also, head races are typically longer..
Thris weekend's race is approximately
three miles. The long distance bene-
fitsWrowers with better endurance.
The single-file format allows the
race directors to design the race with
more curves. Because there are more
trns, head races are often called
" wain Races." The coxswain is
sible for steering the boat.
enf times, .the coxswain that sets
the shortest line wins the race.
"I like head races," senior coxswain
Belinda Koo said. "They give me an
opportunity to test my steering abili-
ties against other coxswains."

he Crew of the Crew
Michigan will be taking two boats
for the Head of the Charles. Here's
Michigan coach Mark Rothstein's
lineup card.
Varsity Eight:
Coxswain: Belinda Koo
Stroke: Kate Johnson
Seat 7: Angela Bierhuizen
Seat 6: Kristine Johns
Seat S: Jenny Bryant
Seat 4: Sera Co ptina
Seat 3: Sophie Roberge
Seat 2: Melanie Duncan
Bow: Alison Hickey
Varsity Four:
Coxswain: Helen Dais
Stroke: Liz Nelson
Seat 3: Jaime Stilson
Seat 2: Jen Kinon
Bow: Tami McBratney
In their previous race, at the Head
of the Ohio, the Wolverines placed
third. Michigan finished six seconds
behind both Virginia and Brown.
With his team set to go off in
between Virginia and Brown in the
this weekend's race, Rothstein
believes that it will be intense.
Junior transfer Kristine Johns
eagerly awaits the regatta.
Transferring from California, the
East-coast race should offer her a dif-
ferent flavor.
Coming off an injury, junior stand-
out Kate Johnson looks forward to
her first race of the season.
"I am really excited about this
team," said Johnson, "This is the
strongest crew that we have ever had."

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