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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 12, 2000.- 9A

UCLA tailback Foster
pleads guilty to possession
:OS ANGELES (AP) - Leading
UCLA rusher DeShaun Foster report-
edly pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor
marijuana possession charge although
he says he's never smoked the drug and
wasa victim of circumstance.
*Bruins coach Bob Toledo told the
Las Angeles Times he believed the
. 2 incident was isolated and didn't
rMish the junior tailback.
" strongly believe what he is telling
we' Toledo said. "Ie was guilty of
having it. ie wasn't guilty of using it."
Foster said he has never tested posi-
tive for drugs at UCLA, which ran-
domly tests all athletes.
According to Ventura County court
cords, he paid a $250 fine.
WIn a story published yesterday, senior
Deputy Takeo Kingi of the Ventura
County Sheriff's Department told the
Times he and his partner, patrolling a
hotel parking lot during a dance in
Thousand Oaks on July 7, noticed a
parked car with its lights on.
The deputies discovered Foster
inside with the marijuana in plain view,
Kingi said.
S ichigin State announces
pas or gas in 2002
In a move that corresponds with the
trend in college football, Michigan
State announced plans Tuesday to
replace Spartan Stadium's artificial turf
with natural grass in time fr the 2002
season.
"The move was made to to satisfy cur-
& football players, as well as to quell
recruits' concerns of playing on artifi-
cial turf.
Michigan State administrators have
expressed concern over the costs of
maintaining a natural grass field in
light of environmental conditions. But
they are also enthused by the prowess
of their internationally renowned turf-.
management program.
'The grass will start growing next
'ing. In order for natural grass to
gLow properly, the rooting process
takes at least two years.
fomr sq freports
Georgia Tech's O'Leary
underfie for practice tactics
AlLANIA (Al) Standing6-oot-
ind weighing 314 pounds, Dustin
iekunas is a intimidating figure on
the football field.
.But the Georgia' Tch lineman says
his size didn't matter when he was
forced to stand alone against fiur team-
ma~tcs running at full speed as punish-
mynt for missing blocks.
-poach George O'Leary ordered the
er-I? on Sept. 25, leaving Vaitekunas
: inled on the ground for several
*ites, gasping for breath.
I wanted to show What a speed rush
lIks like from the quarterback's stand-
int," O'Leary said. "I didn't expect
tgi guys to tackle him. That was my
,uistake. I should have communicated
lftter. But we never tackle the quarter-
Ick in practice. I was surprised it hap-
&tets take first game of
1SLCS, beat Cardinals 6-2
.ST. LOUIS (AP) Darryl Kile did-
01iave much margin for error.
.IYe allowed two first-inning runs
iainst the Mets last night, and the
Cardinal never recovered in losing the
UL championship series opener 6-2.
'After the slow start, Kile retired 13

f the next 14 batters, similar to Game
of the division series, when he gave
a pair of first-inning runs to Atlanta,
n retired 13 as the Cardinals romped
:Phis time, he allowed three runs and
jve hits in seven innings. But the
Cardinals were blanked until two outs
ii the ninth, and by then it was too late.
SKile, one of two 20-game winners in
t1e NL this year, threw only 83 pitches,
which should allow him to-come back
oan three days' rest Sunday in Game 4 at
oil Sunday in New York.
,The Cardinals, who averaged eight
WRs against the Braves, watched Mike
kiampton limit them to six hits in seven
, tout innings.
eSt. Louis got Hampton in trouble in
the'first, loading the bases on singles
.1,Edgar Renteria and Eric Davis and a
v k to Will Clark.
SBut instead of coming back, like
tclcy did after Atlanta took a first-
6ing lead in Game 3 last weekend,
*-Los Ilernandez grounded into a an
mimg-ending fielder's choice.
The first inning has been the
[mdinals' big inning this year: During
the regular season, St. Louis outscored
Qpponents 147-90.
" But no inning was big for the
C ;- ,, e..terAqi until the ninth.

Big Ten not so
big: Mediocre
slate t1S week
By Seth Klempner
For the Daily
At the beginning of the college football season, seven out of
the I 1 Big Ien teams were in the top 25 in the AlP poll. Seven
weeks later, there are only four teams remaining in the top 25.
Here's a look at this weekend's notable games.
MINNESOTA (2-1, 4-2) AT Omo Si-:rr, (2-0, 5-0): John
Cooper's over-achieving Buckeyes are out for revenge against
every team that beat them last year and want to prove that they
should not be taken lightly. Ohio State took Wisconsin to the
woodshed last weekend for a 23-7 beating in Madison that was
worse than the score indicates. The Ohio State defense held
Michael Bennett to 106 yards, far
short of his 208-yard average and
recorded 1I1 sacks. Acrss the
The Gophers' defense has played BIMFEN
well and they have received big -_~ ___~-F
offensive games from 'ellis Redmon
and Ron Johnson.
lii the end, however, the Golden Gophers will not be good
enough to overcome the motivated Buckeyes.
Ohio State 33, Minnesota 13
PuRDtU (2-1, 4-2) Al NoRTHwESTE;RN (5-1, 3-0): At this
point in the season, most people expected the Wildcats to have
more Tolstoy novels under their belts than wins.
Surprisingly, the Wildcats are 5-1 and undef'eated in the Big
Ten.
- Northwestern runs a no-huddle spread offense straight out of'
the SEC. Quarterback Zak Kustok has an arsenal of weapons
at his disposal, but Northwestern's best player is running back
Damien Anderson, who rushed for close to 300 yards against
Indiana last weekend. This does not mean that Northwestern
will have an easy time against the Boilermakers. Drew Brees
is coming ofT one of his best performances and biggest wins of
his career against Michigan last week and will be looking to
continue his success.
Do not look for Purdue's second half defense to show up.
This game will be a shootout and the last team with the ball
wins.
Northwestern 45, Purdue 42
WISCONSIN (0-3, 3-3) AT MICIGAN STxr: (0-2, 3-2):
Wisconsin came into this football season as defending Rose
Bowl champion, ranked in the top five in the nation and
expected to compete for a national title. That was before any-
one outside of Madison had heard of the "Shoe Box."
Perhaps the discounts were the secret to their success,

Hopes high for Blue
runners at home

By Steve Jackson
For The Daily
This Sunday the Michigan men's
cross country team will host its only
home meet of the season. The 24th
ranked Wolverines will face a large field

advantage of training on the course,
which features three 500-yard uphill
climbs.
"Sometimes you can know too much.
Guys hold back because they know
what's coming," Warhurst said.
"We need to forget about times and

from all over the coun-
try, headlined by No. 20
Washington.
Texas, Florida, James
Madison, Lasalle,
Pittsburgh, Purdue, St.
Francis, Tennessee and
UCL A will also be com-
peting for the Michigan
Interregional at the
University Golf course
Sunday at I1 a.m.

SUND,
MICHIGAN GOL
Who: Michigan m
women's cross c
teams
When: 11:00 a.m
Latest: The Mich
team looks to ex
win-streak in the\
Interregional to fi

AP PHOTO
Northwestern's Conrad Emmerich and the Wildcats are
making believers out of the Big Ten.
because since the suspensions Wisconsin has not won a game.
Even with all of their regulars back in uniform, Wisconsin suf-
fered a beating by Ohio State which left bruises on their
defense.
Luckily, Michigan State's defense in not as good as Ohio
State's, and M ichael Bennett will help Wisconsin move the ball
while continuing his path to a 1,000-yard season. The
Spartans' only hope on offense rests on the bulky shoulders of
sophomore running back TI. Duckett, who rushed fr close to
250 yards on 30 carries against Iowa.
The good news for these teams is that someone has to will.
Michigan State 20, Wisconsin 13
VowA (1-1, 1-5)xA TIINoIs (0-2, 3-2): lowa snapped a 13-
game losing streak with a win last weekend against Michigan
State. Their previous win came last September against
Northern Illinois. It was also their first Big Tcn win since
October 1998. The I lawkeyes received two big plays late in the
gane to come from behind and defeat the Spartans and will
need si milar ILick to have a chance against Illinois.
Illinois is coming offa bye week and carries an 0-2 record in
the Big Telu. Illinois has not been able to get going since the
start of' the Big 'en season, suffering two fatal calls in a close
game against Michigan and a 44-10 loss to Minnesota.
The Fightiig 1 lini are among the growing number of teams
in the Big Ten who are adopting the spread offense and are
looking for quarterback Kurt Kittner to exploit a weak Iowa
defense.
Illinois 32, Iowa 23

[his meet has historically been a
strong one for Michigan. The
Wolverines have taken first place the
last three years and had the top indi-
vidual finisher for the last four.
"You always like to win at home. lots
of the runners will have family and
friends there watching," coach Ron
Warhurst said. "Plus, this is a big
recruiting event for us."
The Michigan harriers have the
ALASKA
Continued from Page 8A
to adjust to the time change will go
a long way towards determining how
successful Michigan is this week-
end.
"Well, it's a long trip going up
there, and that's why we go a day-and=
a-half or two days before," Michigan

concentrate on places.
)AY Good splits don't mean
.F COURSE anything if you don't place
well."
en's and The Wolverines are led
ountry by junior Mark Pilja, who
. Warhurst described as
igan men's "really on top of his game."
tend its The young Michigan team
Wolverine enters the event with every
our. runner in good health,
"We are getting better; but
you know what they say - 'If you're
not getting better, you're getting
worse,' Warhurst said.
Coming off a second place finish at
the Murray Keatinge Invitational in
Maine, the Wolverines will be looking
for an even better showing this week-
end.
"Last week was our best race yet.
This week needs to be even 'better,"
Warhurst said.
coach Red Berenson said.
"There's two things that bother you
the length of the trip, and t'he- time
change, so we'll have a couple of days
to make the adjustment.
"There's something about air trav-
el, that every hour in the plane feels
like two or three hours in the car, but
you do it, and we're just glad we only
do it once a year.

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