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10B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - September 11, 2000

Home field friendly to stickers

By Shawn Kemp
In its home openers this past week-
end, the Michigan field hockey team
raised its home record to 26-4 since
I 997
Tihe Wolverines have a .702 win-
ning p1rcentage since they first
began playing --
at Ockcr Field FIELD HOCKEY
in 199i5
M i C h i g Na otboo
coach Marcia
Pankratz said the familiarity of Ocker
Field, where Michigan practices as
well as competes, accounts for the.
positive tally.
"We're comfortable on this field.-
Pankratz said. "Our field is smooth
and fast. When we play on bumpy
fields, they slow down the game
our field is smooth and fast, and we
like a quick game"

KEraJmG ii N 1*1E11K FA1 A :Senior
Kelli Gannon and freshman Kristi
Gannon are the third sister-sister
combination to play at Michigian.
Other sisters to play together for
Michigan have been Kalli and Ielli
H ose ( 1990-93) and ul1i1a ( 980-8 )
and Sara Forrestel (1980-82).
While on the field, the Gian non s
say they are teammates before theyn
are sisters.
Aye're teammates on the field, and
sisters off the field." Kristi said.
Tliis is the first time the (annons
have played with each other since
Kristi and Kel1i were at San Pasqual
high School in Escondido. (,alif.
"I haven't seen her play a lot sincec
\c played together in high school"
Kelli said about Kristi. "She's
Improved a lot since then it's great
playing with hern
Fi itmTRAI)FmoN: One freshmniari
continued a tradition from high

school she couldn't give rup.
A pril FIronizoni rs shoes are notice-
able from the top of the bleachers,
thanks to her neon orange shoelaces.
"In high school I had neon green
and orange ones. so I couldn't break
the tradition " Fronzoni said .
IFronzoni also unveiled a tradition
hidden from her fans. As she peeled
down her shin uards, she revealed
three pairs of socks with fire designs.
"Then keep the \winnine streak
uoinZI Fronzoni said. "I won't be
changing for a while.
FiAMIAR Gt-ST: Just three
minutes after the Wolverines scored
their first goal in Saturday's game
against Ohio. a large, unfamiliar ball
rolled onto Ocker Field. courtesy of
the soccer game going on next door.
Ohio freshman Amanda Eabv took
the ball in stride. With a swift kick.
Eabv knocked the ball into the side-
lines and continued playing

Continued from Page 1B
The Wolverines were plagued in the
third game by errors and service faults.
"We hurt our-selves. \Wc need to
serve better to compete, Rosen said.
"Last week we verenit connecting
with ourmiddles very well, either.This
week was a little better. but re need to
keep improving'
The Wolverines were led by tourna-
ment MVP Alija Pittenger. who was
playing out of position to compensate
for the loss of senior outside hitter
Sarah Behnke due to minjury
"She's such a great volleyball play-
er, Rosen said. "It was no problem for
her to step up.
The reliable play of junior setter
Shannon Melka allowed Michigan to
control the pace of the game. Game
two saw the 1-2 punch of Melka and
Pittenger steady the attack, as their
rhvthmic back and forth reated
opportunities for themselves and their
"Melka has done a great job:' South
Ciarolina coach Kim Christopher said.
"She and (Pittenger) keep them in a
system. When they're strurgglirig, they
keep them at a good tempo.
South Car-olina came out flat in the
first game, with a .146 hitting percent-
age. Gamecocks setter Cally Plummer
twice bit on a Joanna Fielder dummy.
and was a step slow on two digs.
Michigan freshman Nicole Poqrette
made the most of her time as a substi-
tute for the injured Behnke. Her team-
leading .400 hitting percentage and
three blocks, as well as her seven sets
and six digs provided a balanced sup-
port to a Michiigan squad that was
looking for a more even oflensirve


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Junior outside hitter Nicole Kacor leaps to block a shot in the Wolverines'
3-0 victory over Northern Illinois on Friday.

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The injurv to Behnke has thus far
been taken in stride. An inflamed ten-
don against Pacific two weeks ago to
outside hitter Fielder could have meant
the loss of two regular starters this past
But Fielder played in all three tour-
nament games, and was seemingly
omnipresent against South Carolina,
despite Rosen's wishes to keep her in

the back row
"I really just wanted to get back into
things," Fielder said. "Mv shoulder is
100 percent now."
Juniors Katrina Lehman and Nicole
Kacor joined Pittenger on the all-tour-
nament team. The weekend's victories
lift the Wolverines' record to 5-I
They next plav Friday at the
Arkansas Bank of Favetteville
Invitational in Favetteville, Ark.

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NCAA watching athletes' jobs

By Ryan Ernst
The Post (Ohi ')
(U-WIRE) ATHENS, Ohio - Last
year Peter Warrick was kept off the
football field for not paving full price
for clothes. This year he is making
millions of dollars as an NFL rookie.
With college athletes in the news
lately being suspended for everything
from theft to receiving discounts on
athletic apparel and getting free finan-
cial counseling from alumni. one
might ask why student-athletes are
having such monetary problems.
On Jan. 13, 1997 the NC'AA passed
a resolution by a 169-150 vote to allow
college athletes to hold jobs to earn
extra money during the school year.
The resolution laid out a plan to
allow student-athletes to work as long
as the money they make does not
exceed the amount of a full scholar-
ship plus S2,000. However, the player
can earn as much money during the

summer and other scheduled school
breaks as he or she wants without
being in violation of the rule.
Pegev Pruitt, Ohio Senior Associate
Athletic Director, said the rule applies
to all sports, not just the bigger money
sports like football and basketball.
Ohio football coach Jim Grobe said
although players receive a full or par-
tial athletic scholarship in many cases,
it is difficult for them to earn extra
"Our kids are so busy with classes
and athletics that it makes it hard for
them to find time to work," he said.
"Most of them work in the summer
and during our winter break, because
we're doing so many things during the
school year."
Grobe, who played two seasons as a
college football player before earning
a scholarship at Virginia, said despite
the difficultV of earning extra money
as a football player, a full scholarship
makes the time and effort worthwhile.
"When I got my scholarship I felt
like I had died and gone to hiea\en," he

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said. "It's hard to be in that situation at
times, but an athletic scholarship is
still a great deal."
But the NCAA is now doing more
to regulate athlete's actions beforec
they even receive their scholarships.-
The organization is limiting who cai
pay for the high school tuition of"
future college players.
College basketball players Erick"
Barklev of St. John's and Andre
Williams of Oklahoma State were sus-
pended for- receiving funds to pa*
their tuition at college preparatory
Many college coaches, including
Barkley's coach, St. John's Mike
Jarvis, have publicly disagreed with
the NCAA. In a March 29 Associated
Press article, Jarvis pointed the finger
at the NCAA for its treatment of play-
ers like Barkley.
"It shows an utter lack of concern-
for poor people," Jarvis said. "We arc
in danger of changing a very impor
tant part of America, which is the
helping hand. The poor will be victim-
ized again and will become poorer
There are a lot of very angry young
men right now that are playing basket-
b-all in the NCAA."
Despite the NCAA rules that put
limits on the amount of money stu-
dent-athletes can earn, Grobe said he
thinks the rules are a good idea.
"The NCAA is mainly concerned
with athletes receiving booster money,
for doing nothing," he said
Although the rules may keep play
ers from working too much or taking,
money against the rules of collegiate
athletics, many student-athletes see
the rules in a different light.
In a 1997 survey done by the The
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, soie
200 players from 15 football an
men's basketball teams responded or
forms distributed by the schools at the
newspaper's request or in follow-up,
phone conversations.
When asked if the players consid-
ered themselves professionals, 91 per-
cent responded "yes


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