*2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - September 25, 2000
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.;Voud you like to play in a big tant varsity coach at Lake Superi
°aional roundball tournament? Well, State, is the man in charge of leadin
conic on down to the CCRB on the club.
Monday at 6:45 p.m. and try out for The club will also be competing i
the men's volleyball team. the Annual Michigan Classic, whic
It's not exactly March Madness, will be held on the last weekend
but they will go to Kansas City in January.
April, to play in the national club The Wolverines expect to do we
tournament. in both tournaments.
Last year, Michigan had a disap- The journey to Kansas City star
pointing season, finishing eighth in this week. Tryouts will be hel
the Big Ten. tonight and Wednesday from 6:45 t
But with a new season comes reju- 10 p.m., on court four at the CCRB
venated high hopes and a new head The cost of the tryout is S15, whic
coach. includes a volleyball t-shirt.
Leonard Thomas, a former assis- - Edrick Lope
Tuesday. Sept. 26
Volleyball vs. Toledo, 7 p.m.
Thursday. Sept. 28
M Soccer at Bowling Green, 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 29
M Cross ountry at C. Coll. Championship (Mt. Pleasant), 4:30 p.m.
Field Hockey at Iowa, 4 p.m. CDT
W Soccer at Iowa, 4 p.m. CDT
Ice Hockey in Blue/White Intrasquad, 7:35 p.m. (exhibition)
Volleyball at Illinois, 7 p.m. CDT
W Go If at Lady Northern (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Saturday, Sept. 30
M Soccer hosts Alumni Game, 10 a.m. (exhibition)
Football vs. Wisconsin, Noon
Field Hockey vs. SW Missouri State (Iowa City, Iowa), 1 p.m. CDT
Ice Hockey vs. Wilfrid Laurier, 7:05 p.m. (exhibition)
Volleyball at Purdue, 7 p.m. CDT
M Golf at Northern Intercollegiate (Champaign, ll.)
W Golf at Lady Northern (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Sunday, Oct. 1
W Soccer at Illinois, 2 p.m. CDT
M Golf at Northern Intercollegiate (Urbana, ll.)
W Golf at Lady Northern (Minneapolis, Minn.)
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Who: Chris Thompson
Hometown: Roseburg. Ore.
High School: Roseburg
Why: Thompson captured the bronze medal in the 1,500-meters
Saturday at the 2000 Summer Olympics. The senior established a
new American record. finishing with a time of 14:56.81.
Background: Qualified for the 2000 NCAA meet in the 200, 400 and
1500 freestyle. Took second place in the 1,500.
Basketball gives time
to help local youth
Successful club volleyball to hold tryouts at CCRB
By Dan Williams
Daily Sports Writer
Looking for competitive girls' vol-
leyball? The Michigan women's vol-
leyball club is holding tryouts this
Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 to 10
p.m. at the CCRB.
'The club consists of former high
school volleyball players who are still
serious about the sport. Unlike many
clubs, the volleyball club does make
cuts, so space is limited for the A and B
It's a great chance to play competi-
live volleyball with a great group of
girls," club secretary Sara Anderson
During the year, practices will be at
the same time as the tryouts and the
season runs from October until April.
In addition to practices, the club plays
tournaments every other week, begin-
ning in November. Two tournaments
are held at home, while the remaining
tournaments are spread across the mid-
west, from Wisconsin to Kentucky.
After a solid year last year, the club
has high expectations.
"We want to place (in the top 3) of
every tournament, and get in the upper
bracket for nationals,"Anderson said.
Last year, the club finished in the
second highest bracket at nationals and
notched a first place finish at the
Wisconsin tournament. The team also
finished second at the Ohio State tour-
For more information about the
women's volleyball club, contact club
president Kate Capotosto at kcapo-
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Josh Moore, Michigan basketball's
new beast in the paint, has the per-
fect body structure to be a top notch
NCAA center. Coincidentally, his
monstrous frame also translates pret-
ty well into yard work.
The basketball team spent their
Saturday morning doing a little land-
scaping for the Avalon housing reha-
bilitation project. The work was just
one of many charities the team gets
involved with throughout the year.
And while it may be hard to pic-
ture LaVell Blanchard with his sweat
pants rolled up to his knees, lugging
around a wheelbarrow of mulch,
event organizer Vincent Dent said
the players weren't timid about get-
ting their hands dirty.
"They were all hard-working and
seemed very serious," Dent said. "At
one point we had to tell them to slow
The basketball team completed the
last step in a charity campaign to
upgrade the Arbordale apartments in
Ann Arbor. Previous groups had
been involved in renovating the
inside of the structure, and the
Wolverines finished the exterior
work by planting trees, scrubs, ai
"This used to be an apartment
complex that was inhabited by drug
users and drug dealers," Dent said.
"Now it's a beautiful property."
For the team, the benefits were
There's the obvious satisfaction of
helping underprivileged children.
"It does a lot for their se
esteem," Coach Brian Ellerbe said.
"There's a sense of pride." .
But junior Leon Jones also said
that it provided a chance for the team
to come together away from a bas-
"It's kind of a way to get out here
and bond with each other," Jones said.
After the finishing touches were
put on the gardening, the players and
local children convened on a nearb
basketball court for a very unoffic
game of knockout.
While playing on a seven foot
hoop probably won't aid Michigan's
preparation for the upcoming season,
the children were estatic to be out on
the court with the Wolverines.
"If (the children) get a chance to
meet their hero," Chris Young said,
"that makes us happy when they're
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WASHINGTON (AP) .- Michael
Jordan wants the blame if the
Washington Wizards fail to play .500
ball this season.
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season, not what happened last year
because I didn't have my print on it,"
said Jordan, who became the Wizards'
vice president of basketball operations
in January. "Whatever happens after
the season, I will take full accountabil-
The Wizards were 29-53 last season.
Jordan said that he will trade, suspend
or "recommend" benching players who
fail to meet expectations.
"I think in the past they've hung
themselves," he said. "They tried it
their way, and it didn't work."
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MIAMI (AP) - - Tim Hardaway has
agreed to a one-year contract with the
Miami Heat, the Sun-Sentinel of F
Lauderdale reported Friday.
Hardaway, a member of the U.S.
Olympic team, said the contract was
being shipped overnight for him to sign.
"I'm happy to get it over with," said
Hardaway, whose one-year deal was
believed to be worth SI12 million, making
him the league's highest-paid point
guard. "I'm happy to be staying with the
Miami Heat. I want to end my career
Hardaway, 34, had sought a multiyear
deal earlier in negotiations and last
month, while practicing with the U.S.
team, spoke out against the Heat's one-
"I made sonic people nad, and some-
times people make me mad," lie said.
"But I'm not one of those people to hold
my tongue. I'm going to say
what I think."
Rison surrenders oi4
KANSAS CI'TY (AP) - F'orme-
Kansas City Chiefs ide ieceiver Andre
Rison surrendered to Jackson County
authorities Friday oni four charges of
writing bad checks.
Rison, who is now with the Oakland
Raiders, posted S 10,000 bond and was
released. His initial court appearanc 1
the charges is scheduled for Wedner
The wide receiver was charged in
April with four felonies for allegedly
writiiig S158,000 in bad checks to an
Atlanta jewelry store. Those charges
involved checks fomia Jackson County
bank o transactions in the county in
1998, prosecutors said.
The Georgia store, Elif Fine Jewelry,
won a civil judgment against Rison_ in
December for 5287,900 in Jewelry, plus
about S43,000 in legal costs. The 1
judgment involves the Jackson Co u'
checks and other transactions with
Rison, according to court records._ The
company went to prosecutors after it
could not collect the debt.
Everett criticized for
breaking team rules
BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox man-
ager Jimy Williams and closer D
Lowe criticized Boston general man-
ager Dan Duquette on Saturday for
failing to discipline outfielder Carl
Everett reported late for the opener
of Thursday's doubleheader against
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