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28 - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - December 11, 2000

CLUB SPoTSWEEKLY
No. 1hockey thumps new Purdue

By Brad Hoffman
Daily Sports Writer
This weekend, the Michigan hock-
ey club played a two game set against
Purdue, which is in its inaugural year
in the MCHL.
On the other hand, Michigan is No.
I in the Southeast region of the
ACHA and the league. The team has
dominated its opponents throughout
the season, and is off to a stellar 17-1 -
1 record.
Put these two facts together and it's
easy see the outcome: A 10-1
Michigan victory over Purdue on
Friday, and then a 16-1 thrashing on
Saturday.
"We played very solid hockey and
basically carried play and outmatched
them," club president and team cap-
tain Jeremy Motz said. "We knew if
we played well, we would handle
them."
Senior forward Dan Lutz opened
the scoring on Saturday with a wrap-
around goal just 1:37 into the game.
Lutz finished with four goals, equal-
ing the output of another senior for-
ward, George Stien. Seven other play-
ers combined to score the other eight
Michigan goals.
After Michigan jumped out to a

seemingly insurmountable 4-0 lead,
Purdue's strategy seemed to shift to a
more physical style of play. It
appeared as if they were looking for
moral victories, trying to land the big
hits.
Numerous scuffles broke out dur-
ing the game, but did not faze
Michigan. The team continued to put
the puck in the back of the net.
In Friday's game, junior forward
Kent Bednarz led the way with two
goals and one assist, and junior
defenseman Matt Passen chipped in
with a goal and two assists. There was
no individual player that dominated
this game, as everyone contributed to
the victory.
Like all good teams, Michigan's
success is due to a total team effort.
"We have lots of skilled players, but
out success is due to our cohesiveness
as a team," Motz said. "We have jelled
very well together and right now we
are clicking on all cylinders."
The team is improving every day
and is primed to continue their quest
for a national title.
"You always need a little luck,"
Motz said. "But i f everyone goes out
and plays their game, we should have
a serious chance to win the champi-
onship."

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UI~e mi nganIl4
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Who: AJ. Grant Sport: Wrestling
Hometown: Clarkston Year: Sophomore
Position: 125
Why: Grant has solidified his role on the team with a 17-2 record this sea-
son. This week, he beat childhood training partner chris Williams from
Michigan State and avenged one of his season's earlier losses by defeat-
ing Ahmad Sanders of central Michigan.
Background: Grant was an NCAA qualifier last season as a true fresh-
man and was named to the Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie team
for his efforts.

Tomnorrow
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. 16t
Women's basketball vs. Toledo, 2 p.m.
Women's gymnastics in intrasquad
meet, 5 p.m.
SaturdayDec. 23
Men's basketball vs. Morris Brown,
Noon
Wednesday,_pep. 27
Men's basketball vs. Towson, 7 p.m.
Women's swimming and diving vs.Texas
A&M (Honolulu, Hawaii), BA
EASTERN CONFERENCE
At iantic Divison

a I
,i,"

fglo
Boston
Wiw Jersey
Wash ngton
central Division
Cleveland
Charlotte
Toronto
Indiana
Detroit
Milwaukee
Atlant
Cli cago

W L
16 4
14 8
10 10
9 11
8 11
7 13
4 17
W l
12 7
13 9
10 9
10 10
9 11.
9 11
4 16
2 18

t

Pct
.800
.636
500
.450
.421
.350
.235

GB
3
6
7
7.5
9
12.5

Weinke

Florida State
Quarterback
Total points:
1,628
First-place votes:
369
Second-place votes:
216
Third-place votes:
89
Purdue
Quarterback
Total points:
619
First-place votes:
69
Second-place votes:
107
Third-place votes:
198

Heupel

Oklahoma
Quarterback
Total points:
1,552
First-place votes:
286
Second-place votes:
290
Third-place votes:
114
Texas Christian
Running back
Total points:
566
First-place votes:
47
Second-place votes:
110
Third-place votes:
205

Two women soccer
players earn honors
Kacv Beitel and Abby Crumpton
were named to the 2000 NSCAA
Division I All-Great Lakes Region
teams. Beitel, a senior midfielder was
granted first-team honors while
Crumpton, a sophomore forward,
earned second-team honors.
This season, Beitel became
Michigan's career scoring leader wiih
114 points. She led the Wolverines
assists, goals and points this season. Site
was also honored by the Big Ten as shy
was named to the All-Big Ten first team
and Big Ten All-Tournament team.
Crumpton also earned a spot on the
Big Ten All-Tournament team and ws
named to the All-Big Ten second team.
She was third in both assist and goals
this season for the Wolverines.
Michigan advanced to the second
round of the NCAA Tournament and
finished 6-3-1 in the Big Ten and 13-
I overall.
- Staff repor/s
:Softball Inks three In '
early* signing -period
The Michigan softball team has
announced the signing of three
recruits for the 2002 freshman class.
The Wolverines signed Jessie
Merchant (Wayland), Nicol
Motycka (Sarasota, Fla.) and
Michelle Tesehler (Casco).
Merchant was a first-team Division II
all-state selection as a junior last season,
and was an all-state honorable mention
selection as a sophomore.
Teschler was also named to the
first-team Division II team after
earned the same honors in Division
III in 1999.
- Staf fl v

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division

Stephen Davis falls just short of the endzone In Washington's 32-13 loss at
Dallas to complete the Cowboys' season sweep of the Redskins.

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

Miami
N.Y. Jets
Indianapolis
Buffalo
New England

central

W L T
10 4 0
7 6 0
4 100
1 3 0
104 0
7 7 0
7 .7 0
3 110
3 120.

Pct PF
.714 283
.692 287
.538 334
.538 243
.286 239
Pct PF
.786 291
.714 286
.500 328
.500 263
.214 161
.200 161

Tennessee
Baltimore
Pittsburgh
Jacksonville
Cincinnati
Cleveland

PA
182
246
283
270
301
PA
191
138
282
231
329
395
PA
256
340
318
339
376

West

Oakland
Denver
Kansas City
Seattle
San Diego

W L
10 3
10 4
6 8
5 9
1 13t

T
0
0
0
0
0

Pct
.769
.74
.429
.357
.071

PF
372
440
322
270
226

Yesterday's games
CHICAGO 24, New England 17
Philadelphia 35, CLEVELAND 24
GREEN BAY 26, Detroit 13
TENNESSEE 35, Cincinnati 3
KANSAS CITY 15, Carolina 14
Tampa Bay 16, MIAMI 13
NY GIANTS 30, Pittsburgh 10
JACKSONVILLE 44, Arizona 10
BALTIMORE 24, San Diego 3
DENVER 31, Seattle 24
DALLAS 32, Washington 13
ST. Louts 40, Minnesota 29
New Orleans31, SAN S 27
OAKLAND 31, NY Jets 7
Tonight's game
Buffalo at Indianapolis, 9 p.m.
Saturday's games
Washington at Pittsburgh
Oakland at Seattle
Sunday's games
New England at Buffalo
Jacksonville at Cincinnati
Tennessee at Cleveland
Green Bay at Minnesota
Denver at Kansas City
Atlanta at New Orleans
San Diego at Carolina
Detroit at NY Jets
Chicago at San Francisco
Baltimore at Arizona
Indianapolis at Miami
NY Giants at Dallas

Yesterday's games
Phnoeni ,x 9.T ,-onrn7
V r,104. Dcenvr 102 tOT)
Dallasv99, wJ r~73
Detroit At LA LA. 3s Inc.
Today's games
Minnesota at Phiadlhia. 7 pilm.
Pn Px at Chicago h8.0 p.m.
San ntornio at 10tah. 5 P n).
F,,;,.';on at Vancouvr. 10 p.m.
Oriando at LA Clippers. 10:30 p.m,
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

Utah
San Antonio
Dallas
Minnesota
Houston
Dener
Vancouver
Pacific Division
Sacramento
LA Lakers
P hnnix
Porland
Seattle
Golden State
LA Clippers

NIATIONAL CONFER~ENCE

WEL
16 4
12 7
13 8
12
11 9
10 11
7 13
W L
13 4
14 7
12 6
14 8
10 12
6 15
6 16

Pct GB
.632 -
.591 .5
.526 2
.500 2.5
.450 3.5
.450 3.5
.200 8.5
.100 10.5
Pct GB
.800 -
.632 3.5
.619 3.5
.6004
.550 5
.476 6.5
.350 9
Pct GB
.765
.667 1
.667 1.5
.636 1.5
.45 5.5
.286 9
.273 9.5

The old man does it:
Weinke wins Heisman

East

Brees

N.Y. Giants
Philadelphia
Washington
Dallas
Arizona

W E T
10 4 0
10 5 0
3 110
W L T
11 3 0
8 6 0
7 7 0
4 10 0

Central

Minnesota
Tampa Bay
Detroit
Green Bay
Chicago

Pct
.714
.667
.500
.357
.214
Pct
.786
.643
.571
.500
.236
Pc
.643
.643
.429;
.357
,214,

PF
283
335
258
281
200
PF
359
336
277
303
193
PFr
310
479
271
362
216

PA
208
238
242
313
410
PA
307
217
277
281
318
PA
272
412
236
384
377

Now Jersey
NY FnE . o r
NYIlnor
Northeast Division
Montral
Southeast Division
Wosigon
Alo I

W
13
13
15
12
8
W
't16
17
15
10
9
W
10
10
11
9

E T OTL PtsGF
105 0 3193
11 3 1 30 80
150 0 30 102
1.4 0 28 71
134 2 22 63

L T
74
8 4
9 2
14 3
18 3

E T OTE PtsGF
11 6 1 27 67
11 6 1 27 80
123 1 26 65
14 2 2 22 77
135 5 20 59

OTL Pts (GF
2 38 96
0 38 91
1 33 77
3 26 76
0 21 73

WESTERN CONFERENCE
CentralI Division

GA
72
78
106
79
77
GA
64
(67
70
104
90
GA
74
90
79
98
82
GA
50
79
76
88
92
GA
62
80
82
89
74
GA
57
85
59
64
95

West
New Orleans
St. Louis
Carolina
San Francisco
Atlanta

w
9
6
3

L
5
5
8
9
11

T
0
0
0
0
0

Next Monday's game
St. Louis at Tampa Bay

I

Northwest Division
Colorado
Vancouver
Mines6ot a
Pacific Division
San Jose
Los Angeles
Dallas
Phoenix
Anaheim

w
21
16
15
8
8
w1
16
14
14
13
10

L T
5 3
8 4
124
13 6
15 4
L T
6 4
96
84
8 7
14 4

W L T
19 4 3
17 10 1
10 13 5
10 152
9 181

OTL Ps GF
0 41 89
2 37 91
1 26 65
2 24 75
1 20 58
OTL Pts GF
o 45 92
2 38 106
O 34 89
4 26 68
2 22 58
OTL Pts GF
0 36 79
0 34 100
1 33 74
0 33 73
3 27 75

NEW YORK (AP) - Chris
Weinke's age didn't matter - his sen-
sational season did.
The 28-year-old Florida State quar-
terback capped a rema-kable back-to-
school story Saturday night, winning
the Heisman Trophy in one of the clos-
est votes in the history of the award.
In the final weeks before his name
was called, Weinke's age became a
huge issue. one that even worried the
quarterback.
"If people wanted to leave me off the
ballot because thcv didn't think I was
the best player, that's OK," Weinke said
after becoming the oldest player to win
the Heisman in the 65-year history of
the award.
"But don't leave me off because in
28. It's too bad those things have to
come up.
Weinke, who spent six years playing
minor league baseball before retuting
to school in 1997, finished offa record-
setting season by leading the Seminoles
into an Orange Bowl matchup against
No. 1 Oklahoma with a chance for a
second straight national championship.
"With apologies to Lou Gehng, I feel
like I'm the luckiest man in the world,"
Weinke said, his voice catching with
emotion at times during his acceptance
speech. "I got to pursue two dreams,
The first one, baseball, didn't work out
the way I would have liked. But the sec-
ond one, football, did."
The 6-foot-5, 229-pounder from St.
Paul, Minn., led the nation with a
school-record 4,167 yards passing,
threw 33 touchdown passes and had
only II interceptions. He recovered
from a serious neck injury late in the
'98 season to become the Atlantic
Coast Conference's career passing
leader with 9,839 yards.
Weinke edged Oklahoma quarter-
back Josh Heupel for college football's
most coveted individual prize by 76
points in the seventh-tightest Heisman

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
POSTSEASON AWARDS
Heisman (Outstanding Player):
Chris Weinke, Florida State
Maxwell (Outstanding Player):
Drew Brees, Purdue
Davey O'Brien (Outstanding QB):
Weinke
Doak Walker (Outstanding RB):
LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU
Fred Biletnikoff (Outstanding WR):
Antonio Bryant, Pittsburgh
Jim Thorpe (Outstanding DB):
Jamar Fletcher, Wisconsin
Outland (Outstanding Lineman):
John Henderson, Tennessee
Ray Guy (Outstanding Punter):
Kevin Stemke, Wisconsin
Butkus (Outstanding LB):
Dan Morgan, Miami, Fl.
Lou Groza (Outstanding Kicker):
Jonathan Ruffin, Cincinnati
Inside: College Football bowl
previews - Page 6B
race. The closest Heisman vote was Bo
Jackson's 45-point victory over Chuck
Long in 1985.
Weinke had 369 first-place votes and
1,628 points; Yleupel, who led the
Sooners to the title game against the
Seminoles by passing for 3,392 yards
and 20 touchdowns, had 286 first-place
votes and 1,552 points.
"I don't think age should have been a
factor to determine it - it's for the best
college football player in the country,'
Heupel said.
Oklahoma running back Billy Sims
was the previous oldest winner, receiv-
ing the 1978 award at 23.
Purdue quarterback Drew Brees was
third, followed by Texas Christian's
LaDainian Tomlinson and
Northwestern running back Damien
Anderson in voting by 796 of the 922
eligible Heisman voters.

Pirates sign 38-year
old lefty pitcher
DA[LAS (AP) -=The Pittsburgh
Pirates signed free-agent left-hander
Terry Mullholland to a S6 million,
two-vear contract yesterday.
Mullholland went 9-9 with one sa
and a 5.11 ERA in 54 appearances for
Atlanta last season. After starting the
year in the rotation, he pitched ekclu-
sivelv out of the bullpen after July 21.
Mullholland receives a 5500;000
signing bonus, S2.5 million this sea-
son and S3 million in 2002.
Pittsburgh finished 69-93 this sea-
son, 26 games behind NL Central win-
ner St. Louis. The Pirates were 12th in
the league in pitching with 4.93 ERA
and converted just 27 of 48 sa'
chances.
Mullholland, who will be 38 years
old at the start of the season, had a
112-124 record with five saves and a
4.28 ERA in his 14-year career.
U.S. wins second
straight World Cup
BELLA VISTA, Argentina (AP) -
Tiger Woods and David DuVA
stormed to victory in the World Cup of
Golf yesterday, shooting a 4-under 68
as the United States won its second
consecutive championship yesterday.
Starting the day three strokes ahead,
Woods and Duval combined for five
birdies in a final round of alternate-
shot play. Argentina chipped away at
their lead over the front nine and
pulled within a stroke by the 10th. The
Americans wound up winning b
three shots.
Shooting a combined 34-under 254,
the Americans split $1 million for the
S3 million event, played on the 6,939-
yard course at the Buenos Aires Golf
Club. It was the 23rd U.S. title in 46
World Cups and the second in a row
for Woods.
Two-man teams from 24 nations
competed in the event, which mixed
alternate-shot and best-ball play.
'Yankee Killer' dies
at age of 72
ROME, Ga. (AP) - Willard Nixon,
known as the "Yankee Killer" for his
mastery of the New York Yankees dur-

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Yesterday's games
NOville 2. MNN.soTA 1
Pittsburgl 4. D rrii 3
Pi", A 5. NY Islanders 2
Dallas 1. ANi.°.i 0 -
St. Louis at c.i Inc.
Colunbous at P Inc.
Los Angles at VAcouvnei. Inc.
Today's games
Atlanta at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Colorado. 9 p.m.

But do we need a recount?

NEW YORK (AP) - When the
winner of the Heisman Trophy is
announced, rarely are questions asked
about the voting process. Maybe now
there will be. In the final results yes-
terday, which gave Florida State quar-
terback Chris Weinke the Heisman
Trophy over Oklahoma quarterback
Josh Heupel by 76 points, only 86.3

by the deadline (the day before the
announcement), some forget to vote,
and others do not follow specific vot-
ing instructions.
"It's a concern, sure, Ingram said.
"We try to get all the voters and would
like to have 100 percent, but at an aver-
age of more than 85 percent, that's a
pretty good return"
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