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*Wanted: More
'M' blueliners
Continued from Page 12
ing to get into the Blue-White game."
Jeremy Metz, a member of the club team, said the varsity
squad takes the best walk-ons to compete in the Blue-White
"They probably take the ones that they feel won't be embar-
rassed or get hurt," Metz said.
Metz, who plans to try out for the varsity team for his third-
straight year, is also aware of coach Berenson's high standards.
"He (coach Berenson) won't just take someone if they need
them," Metz said. "He has to be good."
Metz, a defenseman, has heard the rumors that Berenson is
looking for players in his position.
But those rumors aren't getting Metz's hopes up.
0 "My ultimate goal is that I would make the team," Metz said.
"But it's great just to be able to skate and play with the varsity
Even though it is unlikely that many of the varsity hopefuls
will actually make the team, there have been a few lucky ones
who have climbed up the ranks.
Junior Krikor Arman, who is currently on academic schol-
arship walked on to the team in 1997. Arman had an impres-
sive Michigan debut with two first-period goals in his first four
shifts two seasons ago against Notre Dame.
Arman turned down scholarships from eastern schools for a
'dance to play with the Wolverines.
"Before coming to Michigan I asked Berenson if I had a
chance to play on the team," Arman-said. "I came here expect-
ing to make it."

Harriers head to Penn
State for first meet

By Ryan C. Moloney
1aix Sporns Writr
The Michigan men's cross country
team will look to solidify a top-10
early season ranking this weekend
when they travel to State College for
the Spiked Shoe Invitational.
Joining the Wolverines at the meet
are Princeton, Georgetown and
James Madison - all ranked teams
in the NCAA coaches poll.
It will be a good opportunity for
Michigan to answer the question
which has plagued it in this young
cross country season - can it win
without last year's All-American tan-
dem of John Mortimer and Todd
Snyder ?
Last year Mortimer and Snyder
finished third and fifth respectively,
leading the Wolverines to the Big Ten
title. At the NCAA Championships,
Snyder took 10th and Mortimer 31st
en route to a fourth place team fin-
"Traditionally, we've been the best
team in the field," senior co-captain
Steve Lawrence said. "Nobody is
going to win races like last season
and other teams'know that.
"This race will be a good indica-
tion of where were at."

Jay Cantin and Lawrence will be
called on this season to pick up the
slack from the departure of Mortimer
and Snyder. Cantin, the Big Ten
champion in the 1500 meters, looks
like the early favorite to hold the
number one position on the team.
Not to be overlooked are Junior
Mike Wisniewski and Sophomore
Mark Pilja. Both crossed the line
first at the annual Michigan Open
time trial and should challenge
Cantin along with Lawrence for the
number one position.
The competition amongst the team
bodes well in a number of aspects
the most important being the pack
running strategy which has eluded
the Wolverines in recent years
because of the Mortimer-Snyder
According to Lawrence, it's time
to step up.
"Everybody's pretty green," he
said. "We're a bunch of no-name
guys compared to (Mortimer-
Snyder). They will be tough to
replace, but we're all running pretty
close together and we are capable of
finishing close to the front.
"We're bunching up better than we
did in the past "

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Dave Huntzicker and the Michigan defense may need some
walk-on help this season after the loss of Mike Van Ryn.
Even though Berenson is not be holding his breath for walk-
on tryouts, some eager hockey players may be.
And this season, with the loss of three defensemen, the
Michigan fans could see some new blood at Yost.

TFhe NC A xed
Michigan States probation for
two yeryetrdyKsdo
th e tokowinv io tiorl
7 Two ineigible track athletes
practiced, one other was
improperly recruited,
7 Improper employmnt of
wrestlers at surnmer ca mps.
^1 The head women's trak
coach and a graduate astan
violated NCAA ethcs standards.
1 Athletes were asked tc) Ie to
1 The NCAA also found
several secondary violations.
Continued from Page 12
assistant violated NCAAz promt~ons ut
ethical conduct. Friedenthal said that
some athletes had been asked to Tie to
Michigan State investigators.
Ele en w restling athletes were
improperly Lmploycd at ummcr einns
for several years and improper recruit-
ing inducements were provided to fiye
wrestlers, It said student-athletes
received excessiv e reimbursement for
transportation, clothing and lodging.
"Svevral secondary violations also
wcre lound in both programs," the
NCAA said.
It adopted penalties imposed by
Michigan State, includlir':
a T'he won's ")track and field 1p ro-
gram was placed on probation begin-
ning Jan. I.1N(7"
The hcad women's track and field
coach was replaced as of Jan. 31. 1997.
0 he volunteer women's track and
field coach was,. not tat<ined lAnd ousted'
from Michigan State's athletic prora1m.
Reduction by two in the total num-
ber of financial aid grants for womens
track and field in 1997-98 and by 111:2
men's wrestlIing from 1999-200 1.
mThe wrestling program was placed
on probation beginning July 1l 1998,
and the coach was suspended for 60
The NCAA also issued a list of other
penalties, including several athletes
declared ineligible, a reprimand to the
wrestling coach and public censutC.

Study: Four in five college athletes have been hazed

Kelly Knee.
ALFRED, NY. (U-Wire) - Alfred
University made history on Aug. 30,
when the results of the National
Initiation Rites and Athletics Survey,
conducted by AU, were released at the
National Press Club in Washington,
The survey revealed that 80 percent
of all college athletes have been
igaged in some form of hazing, while
only 12 percent actually reported feel-
ing hazed.
Alfred University President Edward
Coll Jr. said the study, spearheaded by
Nadine Hoover, director of the National
Survey of Initiation Rites and Athletics,
is the first of its kind in the United
With the full support of the NCAA,
the survey was distributed to 10,000 stu-
,nt athletes and more than 4,000
aches and administrators at NCAA
schools throughout the United States.
Norm Pollard, director of the counsel-
ing and student development center,
said many of the presidents of NCAA
shools who received surveys returned
ttem in a timely manner. a.
Students were randomly selected to
Seive surveys from a list of names.
Approximately 23 percent of the stu-
ts responded, said Pollard, which is a
d rate for a mail survey.
Coll said the results of the survey
dirnonstrated that the problem of hazing
i2athletic teams is much larger than
fginally thought.
' Pollard said that the results of the
wvev were "quite remarkable," and
*~t many at the University didn't know
e severity and scope of the problem.
The survey also explored a range of
hoops adds
5-8 guard
The Michigan basketball team
seured its second verbal commitment
9the week, as 5-foot-8 point guard
Avery Queen gave his unofficial
ti$mbs-up to the Wolverines late
Wednesday night.
.Queen, generally rated among the
nation's top 50 players, currently
ands Winchendon Prep School in
Winchendon, Mass.0, - the same
sctool that current Michigan sopho-
re Leon Jones came from last year.
Chris Duprev Daily Sports Editor
S td~ aa dt
I Hon-Home Games
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topics, from illegal activities to sub-
stance abuse. The results indicate that
one in five university athletes has per-
formed some type of illegal activity,
including harassment of others and van-
dalism, as part of their initiation onto
the team.
Additionally, one in five student ath-
letes reported they engaged in some
type of alcohol consumption as part of
their initiation to the team.
The survey also identified campuses
and student groups that were most at
risk for hazing incidents. The results
indicate that non-Greek males who are
involved in swimming, diving, soccer
and lacrosse most often experience
some type of hazing, said Pollard.
The campuses that are most at risk
are rural, residential campuses with
Greek systems in the northeast or south,
Pollard said.
Alfred University Athletic Director
Jim Moretti said he was "surprised at
who thought they were being hazed"
when he saw the results of the survey.
Moretti also said that while he was sur-
prised in one respect, in another he was
not, because the definition of hazing is
often different for a student athlete than
to a non-student athlete.
Moretti also said that some students
didn't think some things that they were
asked to do were hazing, when in actu-
ality they were, which would explain the
discrepancy between the number of stu-
dents surveyed who felt hazed, and the
number who actually experienced some
form of hazing.
Assistant Dean of Students Daryl
Conte brought a different perspective to
the results of the survey.
Conte said that he was not surprised
by the results of the survey, because he

has experience working with organiza-
tions that have been linked with hazing
in the past.
Conte said that the survey is signifi-
cant because it "brought to the surface"
issues that have always been known on
some administrative levels, but not
expressed on a large scale.
In addition to the results of the sur-
veys sent to students and administrators,
the survey also published recommenda-
tions to other schools on methods to end
hazing by student athletes.
Coll said that the results of the survey
have garnered a considerable amount of
interest among athletic directors and
administrators on college campuses
throughout the country.
The AU student response to the
results of the survey was good, Coll
said, and he has heard very little nega-
tive response to the results from stu-
dents on the campus.
Coll said that Alfred University has
adopted a zero tolerance policy on haz-
He added that this university-wide
zero tolerance would extend to every
University organization.
Every member of every student brga-
nization will have to read and sign a
copy of the university hazing policy, and
will be expected to abide by the policy
in ts entirety.
Coll said that a violation of the policy
could result in the violators facing
everything from criminal charges to
University sanctions, and in some cases
full expulsion from the University.
Conte said that in conjunction with
the research being done for the survey,
the University revised parts of its judi-
cial policy, in order to make it more
inclusive, and reflect the University

stance of zero tolerance to hazing.
In an article in the fall issue of the
Alfred Magazine, Dean of Students and
Vice President for Student Affairs Jerry
Brody said that the recommendations
made in the survey about hazing pre-
vention provided the basis to change the
way the University deals with its athlet-
ic teams.
Brody's statements to the magazine
echoed those of other members of the
administration, saving that athletic
teams need to find positive initiation
and bonding experiences.
For the athletic department, Coll said
that the administration would work with
individual coaches to enforce the hazing
policies and develop positive initiation
rituals for new members of athletic
Moretti said each athletic team is
being required to develop two bond-
ing/initiation activities that will help to
welcome new members to the team.
In addition, each team will be encour-
aged to perform a community service
project, to further encourage positive
bonding between team members.
Moretti said the athletic department
has already taken steps to combat haz-
ing among University athletes.
The Department of Athletics has
developed a new substance abuse and

hazing policy, which was handed out to
all University athletes.
In addition, each athlete has been
given a copy of the Alfred University
affiliate agreement concerning hazing,
which contains the official University
policy on hazing.
Moretti also said that there have been
several workshops presented to the ath-
letes, designed to combat hazing and
substance abuse.
A speaker was brought in to present
to members of all University sport:
teams about alcohol abuse, and Conte
presented on hazing.
Moretti said that much of the respon-
sibility to end hazing has to fall on the
coaches of the individual teams.
"Coaches are key players; if athletes
respect coaches, then they will not do
things that coaches say they shouldn't,"
Moretti said.
The results of the survey are current-
ly being distributed to a variety of
national media organizations, according
to an e-mail sent on Sept. 10.
In addition, Coll said the results are
available in the University library, as
well as other University offices.
The results are also posted on Alfred
University's Website, ttwn a/ge.edI.
- Stephanie h'bster contributedto
this article.


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