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Doctor: Henson
not ready,
Navarre to start
Michigan's ream physician Dr-.
Edward Wojrys told a Detroit paper
Monday that he will likely not clear
Drew Benson to play against UCLA.
Wcsjrys (lid not retnrn calls placed
to him by The Michigan IDailyv
Michigan coach Lloyd Carre
remnained silent on whicls quarter-
back (Henson or redshirt freshtman
John Naratre) will start, or swheher
Hensort will esen make the tip-
Navarre is 25-of-34 liir 394 sards
and sesets touchdlows.
Deadline today
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yeats await' student tinkey tickct
husetrs, but titme ts truttin" out.
Fans tare utit 5:311 P.tt. today to
purchase htockey t ickets. The cost
is S195 for 23 games. Tlte price is
530 wore rlhar last scasott, hat
includes thtree more M ichigatt
games aird two extra Icebreaker
Tourrnamrent gamtes.

Alvarez denies
Chambers ijury
Cameron fined for critical remarks w

Indiana names
f.new coach; Fife
to staya Hoosier
From staff and wire reports

By Chris Duprey
Daily Sports Editor
One Big Ten coach is fined
for critical remarks about the
officials after his team's loss on
Saturday. Another reacts to a
sticky issue concerning his star
wide receiver. It's time to take a
look Around the Horn.
No. 5 Wiscoxsrx: Wide
receiver Chris Chambers began
his three-game suspension this
past week against Oregon. He
will sit this Saturday's home
game against Cincinnati. as well
as the Big Ten opener against
Northwestern on Sept. 23 in
NCAA rules state that missed
games due to injury cannot be
counted toward a suspension.
Therefore, Chambers must be
healthy since he has begun serv-
ing his three-game penalty.
Coach Barry Alvarez bristled
at a published report that
Chambers' injury would keep
him out until later in September,
implying that Chambers began
serving his suspension, despite
still being hurt.
"I think our medical person-
nel are more on top of that
issue" than the press, Alvarez
No. 13 PeRDUE: The
Boilermakers travel to Notre

Dame this weekend facing an
unexpected starter at quarter-
back -- and an unexpected style
of offense.
Starter Arnaz Battle, an
option specialist, is out indefi-
nitely after fracturing his left
wrist against Nebraska. The
replacement, announced vester-
day by Notre Dame coach Bob
Davie, is 6-foot-7 Garv Godsev,
If only because of his size,
Godsey is slower than Battle. To
account for this, the Fighting
Irish must adjust their offensive
game plan.
Purdue coach Joe Tiller knows
about the new guy on the block.
"Gary Godsev's a guy we tried
to recruit at Purdue," Tiller.
"Ie's a guy I suspect will be dif-
ficult to get down."
No. 17 OHIo SvUrE: Coach
John Cooper is pleased with the
Buckeyes' 2-0 start. Ie's also
pleased with the 70 points his
team has scored, after struggling
offensively throughout 1999.
Cooper won't, however, have
to delve deep to find an area for
The emphasis at practice this
week will be discipline - Ohio
State incurred 13 penalties in
each of its first two games,
against Fresno State and at
Arizona this past weekend.
"We had 13 (penalties) and

Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez contends Chris Chambers was not injured for
last weekend's Oregon game, legitimizing his choice to sit Chambers out.

that's 13 too many," Cooper said.
liven though the Arizona
game was played at 7:30 p.m.
Iacific time, the heat was still a
"It was pretty hot out there -
95 degrees when we started the
ballgame. I felt our football
team held up pretty well condi-
tioning-wise," Cooper said,
adding that he thought his team
handled the temperature
increasingly better as the game
went on.
No. 19 ILLINoIs: After travel-
ing to the Golden State to play
San Diego State last weekend,
California comes to Champaign
to complete the 'exchange pro-
Coach Ron Turner made quite

a bold statement about the
Golden Bears.
"I see a team that reminds me
a lot of us a year ago.
Expectations are not very high,
except for within the team,"
Turner said. "They're expecting
to go to a bowl game. They're
expecting to have a winning sea-
Turner added lie thinks
California will be ranked by the
end of the season. Certainly a
win over his Fighting Illini
would help the cause for Cal.
No. 22 MICHIrGAN SrxrE:
Despite injuring his right thumb,
starting quarterback Ryan Van
Dyke might start this Saturday
at Missouri.
See HORN, Page 13

Indiana announced yesterday that it hired assistant Mike
Davis as interim basketball coach to replace the fired Bob
Knight. The move prevented potential problems with the team,
including the possibility that a number of players would trans-
"There was no way I could turn this job down" said Davis,
surrounded by the team at a news conference. "I'm sad by the
way it happened. ... Everyone knows Coach Knight is the rea-
son I'm here and why the players are here"
But, he added, "Indiana basketball is bigger than anyone."
John Treloar, another Knight assistant backed by the play-
ers, was also retained and promoted to interim associate coach.
"We're so pleased they're willing to go forward with us"
athletic director Clarence Doninger said. "We are presenting a
unified front today. We're looking forward to the future. We
know this team has great potential"
Knight was fired Sunday for repeated misconduct. Monday
the players told Doninger that Davis or Treloar had to be hired
as interim coach or every one of them would leave the program.
"There's no question they came to Indiana University to
play for coach Bob Knight," Doninger said in an earlier inter-
view. "We'd like to think they came to Indiana University
because of Indiana University, too. But I know the facts of life
here, and they came to play for coach Knight"
Dane Fife - who said Monday he had decided to transfer
- met with Davis and Doninger priorto yesterday's press con-
ference and decided to re-evaluate his early position.
"I've spoken with my teammates, and I was at a club last
night and somebody came on stage and said, 'Dane, you've got
to stay.' And the place just erupted in loud cheers," Fife said. "It
really made me appreciate what Indiana basketball is all about."
Yesterday before the press conference, Dane's brother
Dugan - who played guard for Michigan from 1992-96 -
said that if Dane chose to transfer, he wanted to stay in the mid-
"Michigan is one of the possibilities," Dugan said. "He is
also thinking of Michigan State or maybe Notre Dame."
But Dugan hinted that Dane would probably stay at Indiana
if Davis were hired.
"(Dane) hasn't asked for his release yet," Dugan said.
- The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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