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LO - Tje Michigan Daily - FOOTBALL SATURDAY - September 30, 2000



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Diag project compares abortion to genocide In a tight mat

chup, intangibles may give Blue the edge


ly RachfGreen
md Tiffany Maggard
>aily Staff Reporters
The Genocide Awareness Project made its debut
vlonday on the University's campus by taking over
he Diag.
Fletcher Armstrong, director for the southeast
egion of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, said he
elieves the shock-value of the Genocide Awareness
roject is necessary to teach onlookers about abor-

tion. "We find that most Americans are nominally
pro-choice because they really don't understand
who the unborn child is and what abortion does to
the unborn child," Armstrong said. "When people
learn more about who the unborn child is and about
the violent nature of abortion, then their attitudes
and ultimately their behaviors begin to change:'
The campaign is composed of a collection of 30
mounted six-foot by 13-foot photographs of abort-
ed, dissected fetuses juxtaposed with scenes from
genocides, including black lynching and the cultur-
am I

al elimination of Native Americans and Jews.
The anti-abortion campaign, organized by the
Los Angeles-based Center for Bio-Ethical Reform,
has received widespread national attention.
The barricaded project was surrounded through-
out day by a group of about 15 protesters, including
members of Students for Choice and the Coalition
to Defend Affirmative Action By Any Means
Necessary, who chanted "racist, sexist, anti-gay;
right-wing bigots go aivay.?
Because of the heightened tension between

demonstrators and protesters, the Department of
Public Safety sent several officers to the Diag to
ensure the safety of the exhibitors, protesters and
students. DPS Sgt. Gary Hicks headed the effort of
the police officers to maintain security.
Many students took offense to the project's aim to
compare abortion to racial atrocities that resulted in
mass killings. "Slavery was not right, but I'm not
sitting here with a picture of black lynching because
Itm against it' LSA junior Theda Gibbs told the
project coordinators.
By David Enders
lail Stif R ri r

By Chris Duprey
Daily Sports Editor
Coach Barry Alvarez has grown
Wisconsin football to unbelievable
heights. flow big? Children of the
Badger State are tucked into "motion
W' bedsheets at night.
Maybe not, but the point is made.
Alvarez and his program have come a
long way since a 1-10 inaugural season
in 1990. Of recent note, two straight
Rose Bowl appearances were made by
Wisconsin, and both resulted in wins.
But much like another Big Ten team,
the Badgers have failed in their rivalry
with Michigan.
In each of the past three seasons, the
teams have met with sizable bounty on
the lire.
All three ssere crucial.
Tso of he three matchups were in
One had an impact on Michigan's
national championship.
None were won by Wisconsin.
So now the 2000 chapter of this street
fight .has arrived, ready to be written.
Hiw will emotion and drive weigh
against line size and team speed? It's a
guess at best

RUSHING DEFENSE: The Wolverines are
running the football as well as they have
in three years. Anthony Thomas and
Chris Perry form a power-speed contrast
that has yet to be stopped. The blocking
from Michigan's offensive line has been
next to impeccable.
But Wisconsin is huge up front.
Wendell Bryant is a potential All-
Ametican at right tackle. Senior Ross
Kolodziej anchors the other tackle spot.
Both will cause the Wolverines a tremen-
dous amount of trouble in the run game.
"We're not going to run for what
we've been doing against this defense"
said Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, whose
team has averaued 280 rushing yards
through four ganies. "Nobody will."
The Wolverines should do well
enough to force a stalemate.
Advantae: Even
ASSING DEFES: Quarterback Drew
Henson Could do no wrong last Saturday
at Illinois. This week he has a decision to
mlake: Respect superstar candidate
itarrFletchteher roui to keep the ball
asway fiom his silt. or cliallenige him by

throwing at him.
David Terrell is talented enough to
give Fletcher a game. More than likely,
neither will get the better of the other.
Wisconsin loses a little with Mike
Echols, the corner opposite Fletcher, but
not much. Marquise Walker, Ron
Bellamy and even James Whitley will
have to play their best games.
One or two key plays %vill decide this
Advantage: Even
RUSHING DEFENSi: If the Wolverines
keep tunning back Michael Bennett
from breaking more than one big run
during the course of the game, that will
be a "win" situation for Michigan.
The problem is, Bennett has broken a
run Of i least 50 yards in two of the three
games he's played in this season. The
odds are stacked against the Wolverines
keeping the Big Ten sprint champ in cots-
tain for 40 carries.
"There's not iueLCh you can say about
that guy," Michigan running back
Anthonay sTas said, referring to
Bennett I Ic speaks for himself'"

To make matters worse, Carr
announced on Monday that neither Eric
Wilson nor Jake Frysinger, two of start-
ing defensive linemen, svill be healthy
enough to suit up on Saturday.
"You don't lose two guys like Wilson
and Frysinger and not have it impact
you," Carr said.
He's right.
Advantage: Wisconsin
PASSING oEFESE: The Wolverines' sec-
ondary gave up big pass plays against
Illinois. Carr cautioned against attibut-
ing those big-gainers strictly to poor cor-
ner play: "I think there were a few where
we should've had better coverage. But
there were a few times we needed to get
after the quarterback."
Regardless of who shares the blame,
Nichigan's pass defense must improve
for this Saturday. Big-time wide receiver
Chris Chambers is back, and he's likely
anxious to rid himself of injury- and sus-
pension-related frustrations.
Justin Fargas' move to safety for
Michigan is a solid one but it won' i te
tieno tea ke full effectifor this countest.

The junior will be learning the ropes
over the next several games.
Advantage: Wisconsin
SPECIAL TEAMS: A quick switch at
Illinois has improved Michigan's special
teams, at least for the time being.
Jeff Del Verne is not locked in as the
kicker for this weekend and although he
did replace Hayden Epstein after the half
at Illinois, he did not attempt a field goal.
Carr said the winner of a weeklong
competition in practice will see game
action. He did not specify whether any
creatise schemes will be used -such as
using the more-accurate Del Verne for
kicks under 40 yards, and the stronger-
legged Epstein for kicks 40 and beyond.
It's unclear whether Epstein will con-
tiune to handle the punting. He has aver-
aged a very respectable 40 yards this sea-
son, but a bobbled-snap-turned-shank
that should've been thrown out of the
end zone for a safety against Illinois is
indicative of Epsteins troubles.
Wisconsin has no such personnel
troubles. Nick Davis, from nearby
Manchester. Mich., is a skilled gkick
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