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28 - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - December 4, 2000

CLUBSPORTSWEEKLY
Edited by Jej Phillips
rom tie studio to the stadium

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Performing in classics like Swan
Lake or The Nutcracker are often at
the top of young dancers' wish list.
They spend hours in the studio work-
ing on technique and finding their
own personal rhythm.
For many, the stories are similar -
sign up for beginner ballet at the age
of three, fall in love with the art, and
excel more and more with each pro-
gressing year. A select few go on to
dance with Broadway productions or
a renowned company.
But for those that choose to put
away the pointe shoes and continue
their academic education, the appre-
ciation of the art and the love of
dance never dies.
Carrying with them not only acad-
emic excellence, but also a special
talent, performers of the Michigan
Dance Team embark on a new expe-
rience as they step out of the studio,
away from the rigors of classical rou-
tines and onto the floor of Crisler
Arena.
"We have been doing that since we
were three, and this is a totally dif-
ferent experience because we started
from the beginning," co-captain Amy
Cova said. "You're now working as a
team."
Often times, intense training
throughout high school gives dancers
the drive to be a star, the drive to be
alone in the spotlight. Instead, the
team poses a new challenge, striving
for each dancer to rid that competi-
tiveness and be part of something
bigger, something completely united.
"If a basketball player goes into
the CCRB in the middle of the after-
noon just to jam and freshen up on
his skills, he can be that star," co-
captain Amy Friedman said. "But
when you are playing with a team,

you have to work with everyone else.
Being a star doesn't mean anything
- you don't want to be a star, and
you don't want to stand out."
Together, the team set their goals.
Together, the team practices and per-
forms, making sure each appearance
is smooth, concise and representative
of the high energy level each dancer
carries.
Since forming, the team has
improved immensely from the days
when its only performance opportu-
nity came from the men's gymnastics
meets. Now appearing during men's
basketball halftime shows as well as
alumni events, pep rallies and
numerous athletic competitions
around campus, the team has suc-
ceeded in making a statement.
"We work really hard, and every
girl on this team is an athlete as well
as a performer," Friedman said.
"Four years ago this team was noth-
ing, and now we have finally made a
name for ourselves."
Competing with the Universal
Dance Association, the team placed
ninth in the preliminary competition,
scoring higher than last season's
national champion, Illinois. The
competition put the dancers second
in the Big Ten, a landmark for the
growing team as they beat Michigan
State for the first time in program
history.
Daily practice and workout ses-
sions persist as the team prepares for
its next competition. If the dancers
make it past the semifinal round,
they will advance to nationals in
Orlaido.
"We stated everything we wanted
to accomplish early on this year,
even the far, unreachable -- or so we
thought -- goals," Friedman said.
"We just went worked for them, and
anything we get is out of our one-
ness and dedication."

able WdWWAMBakl
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Who: Samantha Arsenault Sport: Swimming
Hometown: Peabody, Mass. Year: Freshman
Position: Freestyler
Why: At the Texas Invitational, she had some of Michigan's strongest fin
ishes. Arsenault placed second in the 500-yard freestyle with an NCAA
automatic qualifying time. She was also a part of the 200- and 800-yard
freestyle relays, which finished third. :4
Background: The freshman earned a gold medal in the 2000
Olympics, swimming the first leg of the 800-meter freestyle relay for
the U.S. Arsenault

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East
Miami
N.Y. Jets
Indianapolis
Buffalo
New England
Central
Tennessee
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Jacksonville
cincinnati
cleveland

10 3
9 4
7 6
7 6
3 9

T
0
0
0
0
0

10 3 0
9 4 0
6 7 0
3 100
3 110

Pct PFI
.769 270
.692 287
.538 334
.538 243
.250 192
Pct PF1
.769 256
.692 262
.538 253
.462 284
.231 158
.214 137
Pct PF
.769 372
.692 409
.417 283
.385 246
.077 223<

PA
166
246
283
270
253
PA
188
135
201
272
294
360
PA
256
316
274
308
352

West

Oakland
Denver
Kansas City
Seattle
San Diego

W L
10 3
9 4
5 7
5 8
1 12

T
0
0
0
0
0

Yesterday's games
Seattle 30, ATLANTA 10
CINcINNATI 24, Arizona 13
Miami 33, BUFFALO.6
Denver 38, NEW ORLEANS 23
Tennessee 15, PHILADELPHIA 13
PITTSBURGH 21, Oakland 20
TAMPA BAY 27, Dallas 7
N.Y. Giants 9, WASHINGTON 7
CAROLINA 16, St. Louis 3
San Francisco 27, SAN DIEGO 10
N.Y. JETS 27, Indianapolis 17
JACKSONvILLE 48, Cleveland 0
Green Bay at Chicago, inc.
Tonight's game
Kansas City at New England, 9
p.m.
Next Sunday's games
New England at Chicago
Philadelphia at Cleveland
Detroit at Green Bay
Carolina at Kansas City
Cincinnati at Tennessee
Pittsburgh at N.Y. Giants
Tampa Bay at Miami
San Diego at Baltimore
Arizona at Jacksonville
Seattle at Denver
Washington at Dallas
Minnesota at St. Louis
New Orleans at San Francisco
NY Jets at Oakland
Next Monday's game
Buffalo at Indianapolis

Thursday, Dec. 7
Women's basketball vs. Syracuse, 7 p.m.
Friday. Dec. 8
Wrestling vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m.
Hockey vs. St. Lawrence, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9
Wrestling vs. Central Michigan, 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey vs. St. Lawrence, 7:05 p.m.
Men's basketball at Duke, 9 p.m.
Sunday. Dec. 10
Women's basketball at Marquette, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 12
Hockey vs. U.S. NTDP U-18 Team, 7:05
p.m. (exhibition)
Wednesday, Dec. 13
Men's basketball vs. Bowling Green, 7 p.m.
Thursday. Dec. 14
Men's gymnastics in Maize and Blue
Intrasquad, 7 p.m.
Saturday. Dec. 16
Women's basketball vs. Toledo, 2 p.m.
Women's gymnastics in Intrasquad
meet,,5 p.m.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East
N.Y. Giants
Philadelph ia
Wasington
Dalas
Arizona

Central

Minnesota
Tampa Bay
Del roil
Green Bay
chicago
West
New Orleans
St. Louis
catolina
San Francisco
Atlanta

W
9
9
7
4
3
WV
11
8
5
3 "
6
5

L T
4 0
5 0
6 0
9 0
100
LT
20
5 0
5 0
7 0
9 0

Pct
.846
.615
.615
.417
.250

PF
330
320
264
249
163

Pct PF
.692 253
.643 300
.538 245
.308 249
.231 190

PA
198
214
210
300
366
PA
267
204
251
262
273
PA
245
383
221
353
377

L
5
5
7
8
11

T
0
0
0
0
0

Pct PF
.615 279
.615 439
.462 257
.385 335
.214 216

Bowl roundup: Noles in
championship again
Associated Press
Florida State always seems to be ir
mix no matter what system college fbot
ball uses to decide a national champipn.
For the fourth time in the last five sea
sons, the No. 3 Seminoles (ll-) vil
play for a national title - this tjm
against No. 1 Oklahoma (12-0) in th
Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.
Florida State opened as an 11 -pain
favorite.
The Bowl Championship Series'
tem of rating teams using polls, comp
ers, schedule strength and losses, place
the Seminoles second behind th
Sooners in its final standings releasec
yesterday.
GATOR Bowl.: The math was goo
enough to put Virginia Tech in a Bow
Championship Series game. The geog
raphy wasn't.
The sixth-ranked Ilokies we.ri
bypassed for the Fiesta Bowl bytwc
teams ranked lower in the BB
Championship Series standings: Oreg
State and Notre Dame.
Virginia Tech, which was fifth in the
BCS with 12.20 points, will play No. 10
Clemson in the Gator Bowl on Jan. 1.
FiEsTA Bowl,: Oregon State cappec
its remarkable emergence from more
than a quarter-century of football inepti-
tude by accepting an invitation to play
Notre Dame in the Jan. I Fiesta Bowl
The Beavers were the top choice
the Fiesta Bowl selection committee
because they were "a conference co-
champion, a 10-win team and an incred-
ible turnaround story that somewhat
mirrors what Kansas State has done,
Fiesta Bowl president John Junker said.
Coaching turnover
The college football season is com-
ing to an end, which means two
things: bowl games and coaching
changes. Some are riding off into the
sunset (Edwards), some are walking
away with their tail between their
legs (Dubose) and others are simply
tossed like yesterday's garbage
(Hackett). Here's a look at which=
schools have already found their new
top dog and which are still hunting.
DONE DEALS0
out with the OLD in with the NEW

2000 bowl matchups

5 5'TNONSN I SINIG

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

Philadelphia
Boston
Miami
Orlando
New Jersey
Washington
central Division
charlotte
Cleveland
Toronto
Indianiia
Detroit
Milwaukee
Atlanta
Chicago

W L
14 2
11 7
8 9
7 10
7 11
6 11
4 13
W L
11 7
9 7
97
7 9
7 9
7 10
4 1'3
2 14

:

Pct
.875
.611
.471
S.412
.389
.353
.235

GB
4
6.5
7.5
8
8.5
10.5

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division
W
Utah 13
San Antonio 11
Dallas 11
Denver 9
Minnesota 9
Houston 9
Vancouver 6

L
4
5
6
8
8
8
11.

Pct GB
.611 -
.562 1
.562 1
.438 3
438 3
.11 l "'3.5
2'5 6.5
.125 8
Pct GB
.765 -
.6E$ 1.5
.647 2
.529 4
.529 4
.529 4
.353 7
Pct GB
.733 -
.706 -
.667 .5
.667 1
.444 4.5
.294 7
.278 7.5

New Jersey
Pittsburgh
NY Rangers
Philadelphia
NY Islanders
Northeast Division
Toronto
Ottawa
Buffalo
Montreal
Boston
Southeast Division
Washington
C arolin a
Tampa Bay
At ant a
Florida

w
12
12
13
11
7
w
14
14
13
9
8
Vi
9
10
9
7
5o

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division

L T OTL Pts GF
8 4 0 28 82
9 3 1 28 73
130 0 26 87
114 0 2664
123 2 19 56
L T OTL Pts GF
7 3 2 33 84
7 4 0 32 82
8 2 1 29 67
153 0 2169
133 2 21 61
L T OTL Pts GF
10 6 1 2 62
103 1 24 58
12 2 2 22 74
106 1 21 63
11 4 4 18 49

GA
62
68
90
71
70
GA
59
61
61
82
90
GA
69
67
90
76
66
GA
46
75
63
78
83
GA
51
75
75
79
71
GA
46
52
63
77
89

Bowl
Mobile Alabama
Las Vegas
Oahu
Aloha
Motor City
Galleryfurniture.com
Humanitarian
Music City
Micronpc.com
Insight.com
Liberty
Sun
Peach
Holiday
Alamo
Silicon Valley
Independence
Outback
Cotton
Gator
Citrus
Rose
Fiesta
Sugar
Orange

Matchup
Texas Christian (10-1) vs. Southern Mississippi (7-4)
UNLV (7-5) vs. Arkansas (6-5)
Georgia (7-4) vs. Virginia (6-5)
Boston College (6-5) vs. Arizona State (6-5)
Cincinnati (7-4) vs. Marshall (7-5)
East Carolina (7-4) vs. Texas Tech (7-5)
Boise State (9-2) vs. Texas El-Paso (7-4)
Mississippi (7-4) vs. West Virginia (6-5)
Minnesota (6-5) vs. North Carolina State (7-4)
Pittsburgh (7-4) vs. Iowa State (8-3)
Louisville (9-2) vs. Colorado State (9-2)
Wisconsin (8-4) vs. UCLA (6-5)
Georgia Tech (9-2) vs. Louisiana State (7-4)
Texas (9-2) vs. Oregon (9-2)
Northwestern (8-3) vs. Nebraska (9-2)
Air Force (8-3) vs. Fresno State (7-4)
Mississippi State (7-4) vs. Texas A&M (7-4)
Ohio State (8-3) vs. South Carolina (7-4)
Tennessee (8-3) vs. Kansas State (9-3)
Clemson (9-2) vs. Virginia Tech (10-1)
Michigan (8-3) vs. Auburn (9-3)
Purdue (8-3) vs. Washington (10-1)
Notre Dame (9-2) vs. Oregon State (9-1)
Florida (10-2) vs. Miami (10-1)
Oklahoma (12-0) vs. Florida State (11-1)

Date
Dec. 20
Dec. 21
Dec. 24
Dec. 25
Dec. 27
Dec. 27
Dec. 28
Dec. 28
Dec. 28
Dec. 28
Dec. 29
Dec. 29
Dec. 29
Dec. 29
Dec. 30
Dec. 31
Dec. 31
Jan. 1
Jan. 1
Jan. 1
Jan. 1
Jan. 1
Jan. 1
Jan. 2
Jan. 3

Time
8 p.m.
8 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
8 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
5 p.m.
8:30 p.m.

Network'
ESPN2
ESPN2
ESPN
ABC
ESP N
ESPN2
ESPN2
ESPN
TBS
ESPN
ESPN
CBS
ESP N
ESP N

Pacific Division
Sacramento
L.A Lakers
Portland
Phoenix
Seattle
Golden State
LA Clippers

11 4
12 5
12 6
10 5
8 10
5. 12
5 13.

St. Louis
Detroit
Nashville
chicago
columbus
Northwest Division
colorado
Vancouver
Edmonton
Calgary
Minnesota
Pacific Division
San ose
Dallas
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Anahe im
Yesterday's games
No GAMES SCHEUULO
Today's games
No GAMES SCHEDULED

WL T
17 4 3
16 9 1
10 10 5
9 13 2
7 17 1
W L Ts
18 4 3
14 8 3
14 11 3
6 12 6
7 154
W L Tt
15 5 2
14 7 3
13 8 6
12 8 6
8 '124

OTL Pts GF
0 37 82
2 35 86
1 26 62
2 22 64
1 16 50
OTL Pts GF
O 39 79
2 33 93
0 31 80
4 22 58
1 19 54

8 p.m. ESPN
7 p.m. FOXSPORTS
8 p.m. ESPN
11 a.m. ESPN
11 a.m. FOX
12:30 p.m.NBC
1 p.m. ABC
4:30 p.m. ABC
8 p.m. ABC
8 p.m. ABC
8 p.m. ABC

OTLY
0
1
3

Pts GF
32 65
32 70
32 72
30 91
23 68

ALABAMA
Mike Dubose
ARIZONA STATE
Bruce Snyder
BOISE STATE
Dirk Koetter
BOWLING GREEN
Gary Blackney

Dennis Franchione
Dirk Koetter
Dan Hawkins

Yestrfday's games
BosON 96. LA Clippers 87
San Antonio 97. VANCOUVER 79
MILWAUKEE 92, Indiana 80
Today's gaes
LA Clippers at NY Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Denver, 9 p.m.

Urban Meyer

BCS STANDINGS Dec. 3

WHY HAS THE
UNIVERSITY
OF MICHIGAN
FAILED ITS
STUDENTS?
For some answers see:
www.universitySecretS.COm .

1. Oklahoma
2. Florida State
3. Miami (Fla.)
4. Washington
5. Virginia Tech
6. Oregon State
7. Florida
8. Nebraska
9. Kansas State
10. Oregon
11. Notre Dame
12. Texas
13. Georgia Tech
14. Texas Christian
15. Clemson

3.30
5.37
5.69
10.67
12.20
14.68
14.75
18.22
24.30
24.32
25.07
27.22
29.62
34.26
33.17

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Too close to call
Just like many politicians, the BCS may
not keep its promises. The math formula
was supposed to eliminate split deci-
sions. Now, the best chance to avoid
controversy is an Oklahoma victory or
Miami loss. If the No. 2 Hurricanes and
No. 3 Florida State end with bowl wins,
there may be two champions. Miami
would have the popular vote with the AP
and ESPN/Coaches polls likely voting the
Canes ahead of the Noles. But Florida
State would own the Sears Trophy by win-
ning the Orange Bowl. Florida just seems
to have a knack for controversy.

projected - press conference today
BUFFALO
Craig Cirbus Jim Hofher
MARYLAND
Ron Vanderlinden Ralph Friedgen
MEMPHIS
Rip Scherer Tommy West
MISSOURI
Larry Smith Gary.Pinkel
RUTGER
Terry Shea Greg Schiano
WEST VIRGINIA
Don Nehlen Rich Rodriguez

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Dick Tomey
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LaVell Edwards
NoRTH CAROLINA
Carl Torbush
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Bob Simmons
TExAS CHRISTIAN
Dennis Franchione
ToI.Eoo
Gary Pinkel
SOUTHERN CALIPORNIA
Paul Hackett
WAKE FOREST
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