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'M' formalizes tutoring arrangement
By Rick Freeman disi
Daily Sports Editor
To solidify an arrangement that has existed, in fun
essence, for 15 years, the University Athletic I
Department has inked a deal with Ann Arbor T
Public Schools to provide tutors and mentors for eff(
Called the "Reach for the Stars" program, it coa
provides a stronger link beteween athletes and the In
elementary and middle school students they serve. help
"The athletes have been volunteering, but this Spc
has not been a coordinated, organized program," test
said Norma McCuiston, the coordinator for the U
Senior captain Sean Peach and the Wolverines will skate with fans after the Blue-
White game tonight. The game starts at 7:35 p.m.
'M' hockey starts off
with two exhibitions
Young tries to dispel post-player misconceptions
By Uma Subramanian
Daily Sports Writer
Michigan hockey captain Sean Peach
met former Vancouver Canuck Pavel
Bure when he was in the eighth grade.
Nini years later that memory is still with
bim. Tonight when the puck drops on the
78th season of Michigan hockey,
Wolverines' fans of all ages will have a
chance to meet, greet and even skate with
their hockey heroes.
"It's a lot of fun," goalie Josh
Blatkburn said. "When I was little, we
did "a lot of stuff like that. I grew up in
Alaska and went to skate with the
Nanooks. That's really fun for the kids."
Tonight's Blue and White intrasquad
game has been a tradition at Michigan for
Tickets are $4 for adults and $1 for
children 15 and under for the 7:35 p.m.
contest. After the game, fans can skate on
the ice along with the Wolverines. Fans
must have skates which can be rented for
$1 at the Yost Ice Arena skate rental.
But not only is it a chance for specta-
tors to get their first looks at the team, it
also gives coaches and players a quick
peek at team dynamics.
The game will pit two even-strength
teams composed of three lines against
each other. For example, Mike Comrie
- last year's leading scorer - will play
for the white team, while Josh Langfeld
who was second in scoring will suit up
for the Blue.
The teams will play two full periods
with an option for a third, which the
coaches will decide on during the game.
"It's a game environment and a real
game situation," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "Our practices have been
good. We're ready to be challenged in
game situations. I think we've done about
as much as we can do. We just have to
progress from here"
While Friday's game will be a chance
See BLUE-WHITE, Page 31
By Chris Duprey
Daily Sports Editor
M ost people look at me -I'm a
tall, white kid - so they auto-
matically think I can't get up
and down the floor and step out and
guard people on the wings."
Michigan's Chris Young says this is
the No. I misconception about his 6-
foot-1 1 body and his playing style. For
fans, seeing anyone who stands almost
seven feet tall conjures up images of
Shawn Bradley and other post busts who
failed to become effective because of
their slow-footedness and lanky stature.
Such a stereotype, true or not, rarely
Young is working harder than ever to
personally dispel the Big Man Myth. The
sophomore attacked the weight room
this offseason, adding muscle to beef up
for inevitable collisions with fellow Big
Ten post players this winter.
First-class big men like Michigan's
State's Antonio Smith had their way with
him last year - "I couldn't do anything
against him," Young said - making
Young vow to come back strong enough
to battle with guys like Smith.
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