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MINNEAPOLIS (AP)- An academ- be mad
ic counselor says former Minnesota bas- mic frau
ketball coach Clem Haskins asked him to other al
a paper for a player if it would keep athletic
the athlete academically eligible. Mars
Counselor Rick Marsden wrote in the bility w,
1986 memo about "a disturbing interac- told hin
tion" he had with Haskins, who was takes to
hired that year. Clem s
The document, obtained by investiga- paper fc
tors examining academic fraud at the the opp(
university, was one of several shown to and the
Elayne Donahue, former director of the the papi
academic counseling unit, during a Marsc
d sition Wednesday. by Has
vestigators are preparing a report, to wouldn'
Young strength(
went o
YOUNG notice t
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"I knew I wasn't going to be a real this is
N scorer, no matter how many times pushed
i t the ball," Young said of his more.'
freshman season. "I knew when I "Tha
came in the game, I had to make an Every
impact somehow, whether it was get- about t
ting five to 10 rebounds, two or three out, I'
charges - whatever." pushed
Those moments showed the value Whil
that Young brought to a Michigan Young
roster that was starving for players to sweat h
step forward. Despite his develop- the ben
ment, last year was still the old Chris weight-
v ng. does, it
his season will unveil a new, suring
physically retooled Young. drum r
"After last season, I started to lift
real hard," Young said. "Then when I
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Friday, October 1, 1999 - The Michigan Daily - 11

kins lied about
academic fraud

e public in November, on acade-
ud in the basketball program and
leged misconduct in the men's
den wrote that a player's eligi-
as in jeopardy and that Haskins
m "we" must "do whatever it
get (the student) eligible....
aid that if someone doing a
or an athlete would allow him
ortunity be eligible to compete,
refore succeed, we need to do
er for him."
den wrote that he was "shocked"
skins' statement and that he
t write the paper.

Marsden also said in the memo that he
heard Haskins ask Susan Latendresse, a
secretary in the basketball office in
1986, to process a scholarship tender to
an athlete who had hired an agent and
therefore lost his amateur status.
Marsden is now a counselor in anoth-
er department at the university.
Haskins, who resigned under pressure
and accepted a $1.5 million buyout of
his contract in June, has said he had no
knowledge of any academic cheating in
the basketball program.
Reached by telephone Thursday,
Haskins' wife, Yevette Haskins, said he
would not comment on the memo.

Continued from Page 1.0
for the Wolverines to show off their
skills in front of friends and family,
Saturday's game against Wilfred
Laurier will be the team's first true
test. Coaches will use the exhibi-
tions to judge several walk-ons as
well as get an initial feel for possible
"We've put some lines together that,
we want to watch this weekend,"
Berenson said. "We'll see how they
do. Based on how they play and how
they work, we'll make some deci-:
Perhaps even more important, the
weekend will be a chance to see howr
the short-staffed defense will fare in
game situations.
The Wolverines lost three blueliners
in the offseason - Mike Van Ryn (to
the Sarnia Sting), Scott Crawford
(transferred to Niagara) and Matt
Bannon (academically ineligible).
"We need to get into a rhythm in a~
game and figure out how we're going
to play defensively, especially our
team as a unit," Berenson said. "The
defense's big challenge will be getting
the puck out of our zone."
Prior to tonight's opener, Michigan,
has had only a week of official prac-
tice with coaches. But nonetheless, the
team is confident that it can get off to
a flying start.
"It's not easy (to have such little
practice time), but we've learned a
lot," Comrie said. "This weekend will
get us prepared for playing two games.
in one weekend."
Michigan will open its regular sea-
son at Notre Dame next Friday.


ens himself for season

ut and played, I started to
that I wasn't getting bounced
as much and I was like, 'Oh,
kind of nice. I'm not getting
around like a little kid any-
it's been my driving force.
time I'm in there and I'm
o put the bar up and lock it
in thinking, 'I'm not getting
around this year."'
e no one will confuse the new
for a tight end, the offseason
as been worth it. Even though
rch press is just one of 25
-related exercises the team
's an easy benchmark for mea-
improvement. Omitting the
lt, Young can now put up 215

pounds - a solid increase over his
Catholic Central days. More impor-
tantly, he's rounded out physically in
ways that will help him on the court.
"I want him to double his produc-
tion in terms of points and
rebounds," Ellerbe said with confi-
dence. "We need him to make his
presence felt."
A team-oriented, keep-the-focus-
on-the-team kind of guy, Young
sometimes blends in too well to be
seen. For Young to gain the attention
he deserves from fans, it might take a
spectacular game-saving block or
some other high-profile play.
Come to think of it, there's a much
easier way to find Young. He's the
one beating his man up the floor.

Junior defenseman Dave Huntzicker won't try to hurt his opponents too hard
tonight. Michigan players battle against each other in the Blue-White game.




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