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and it is going to be a battle,"
Michigan remains unintimidated by
the ranking or the record of Penn State.
"We may be the underdogs, but I
always feel that it is easier to come
from behind," Sophomore Abby
Crumpton said. "It is a great rivalry, but
I think we have gotten the better part of
Crumpton was a big part of the tour-
nament win over the Nittany Lions,
scoring two goals in the game. Senior
co-captain Kacy Beitel also scored two
goals for the Wolverines in the game.
In addition to Penn State, Michigan
will also face Ohio State on Sunday.
The Buckeyes are last in the Big Ten,
but notched their first win last weekend,
with a 3-0 over Iowa. Michigan leads
the all time series with the Buckeyes at
The two Big Ten games this weekend
are just part of Michigan's five-game
home stretch over the next I1 days,
which includes a battle with No. 1
Pepsi Soccer Slam!
Who: Michigan (5-2, 7-5) vs. No, 6
Penn State (6-0, 12-2-1)
When: 4 p m. today
Where: Michigan Soccer Field
Why: In addition to a showdown
between the Big Ten's top two
teams, Pepsi will host its annual
Pepsi Soccer Slam. The first 500.
fans to arrive will receive t-shirts
with more prizes to be given away,
including a trip for two to Schuss
Mountain Resort and a month's
supply of Pepsi among other pnzes.
Blue tenis ookies
just peachy at ITA
By Mike Bloom
Daily Sports Writer
Collegiate tennis players scuffed the
hard courts that hosted the 1996
Olympic tournament, striving for indi-
vidual glory in pre-qualifying for the
ITA All-America Championships in
Stone Mountain, Ga., this past week-
The setting was once a place where
international athletes displayed their tal-
ents to the rest of world. This time, col-
lege athletes were storming the courts,
searching for glory on the sacred stage.
Of the Wolverines' eight players in
singles, nobody took more advantage of
the spotlight than first-year players
Greg Novak and Anthony Jackson.
Jackson, a true freshman from
Glendale, Wisc., selected Michigan for
its combination of academics and a
promising tennis program.
"It's a great school in terms of acade-
mics," Jackson said. "The coach, Mark
(Mees), is looking to return the program
to the way it was back in the day, when
we won the Big Ten Championships."
Jackson started out the tournament
strong, conquering his first-round
opponent in straight sets, 6-2,.7-5, last
Friday. But, his second match was more
of a battle, as he dropped the first set 6-
"I had to adjust my concentration
level because I really wasn't that
focused in that first set," Jackson said.
"The coach talked to me and I played a
lot better, I focused much better."
Jackson approached the next set with
a renewed determination. He shook off
his slow start and dealt his opponent a
6-3, 6-2 beating.
"The second and third set I just took
it to 'em." Jackson said.
With the help ofa default in the third
round, Jackson advanced to the fourth
round, the furthest of any Woverine. He
fought to the end but it wasn't enough,
as Jackson fell in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.
Novak may be a junior, but he only
has as much collegiate experience as
Jackson. After spending two years at
Central Florida, Novak saw his first
glimpse of college tennis in the Notre
Dame Invitational this September.
Unlike Jackson, Novak struggled in
the first round at the ITA
Championships, splitting the first two
sets 6-4, 6-7. But, he was able to settle
(town and pull his game together for a
third-set 6-2 pounding.
"After the first match I got my confi-
dence together and that really helped,"
With one match under his belt,
Novak continued to improve, stringing
together two consecutive thrashings.
But, after playing three consecutive
matches, the stress began to take its toll
- Novak said that his muscles grew
sore in the morning cold of the fourth
A cold front had swept through
Atlanta on Saturday, and at nine in the
morning on Sunday the temperatures
fell to the mid 30s. The conditions
proved fatal for Novak, as he too fell
short in the fourth round in a 6-4, 7-5
It may not have been the ending the
two young stars had hoped for, but last
weekend, they proved that they were
both up to the challenge of the colle-
Duke U. guilty of
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -
Duke University discriminated against
a female placekicker who failed to earn
a spot on the football team, a federal
jury ruled yesterday.
Jurors deliberated just more than two
hours before finding
in favor of Heather
Sue Mercer, who
graduated from Duke
There was no reaction from Mercer,
her attorneys or her family when the
verdict was read.
The jury next will decide if she
should receive compensatory and/or
To award compensatory damages,
jurors must find that Mercer suffered
actual financial losses because of
Duke's actions. For punitive damages,
they must find the defendants acted
with malice and reckless indifference.
"Any award you make must be just
and fair," Judge James Beaty said.
Shortly after they began deliberating,
jurors asked to see videotapes of
Mercer and other kickers practicing.
Former M' star Rose
injured, out 4-6 weeks
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The
Indiana Pacers lost another player yes-
terday when it was discovered that for-
mer Fab Fiver Jalen Rose has a broken
left wrist and could miss four to six
Rose, last year's Most Improved
Player in the NBA, suffered the injury
Wednesday night in the third quarter of
the Pacers' 91-83 exhibition victory
over the Minnesota Timberwolves at
Conseco Fieldhouse. He broke his
wrist when he fell hard to the floor after
scoring on a dunk.
The injury will not require surgery
but has to be considered serious since
Rose shoots with his left hand.
Under new coach Isiah Thomas, the
Pacers are already facing an adjustment
period after losing three starters from
last year's squad, which reached the
NBA Finals and lost to the Los Angeles
Lakers in six games.
,Center Rik Smits retired, point guard
Mark Jackson signed as a free agent
with the Toronto Raptors and Dale
Davis was traded to the Portland Trail
UCLA hoopster Hines
benched for 2 games
LOS ANGELES (AP) - UCLA
basketball player Rico Hines has bee
suspended from the Bruins' ffist tw
games - one an exhibition contest -
for a violation of team rules.
"Rico broke a team rule and wil11
accept the consequences for his
actions," UCLA coach Steve Lavmi said
Thursday. "He has been a team leader
for us over the years, and he knows
what it means to learn from your mis
Hines, a senior, must sit out UCLA's
exhibition game against Team Concept
Nov. I at Pauley Pavilion, and will miss
the Bruins' regular-season opener,
against Kansas Nov. 9 in the Coaches
vs. Cancer Tournament in New York.
He will be allowed to play the fol
lowing day in the Bruins' final game in
the tournament against Kentucky or St.
At Indiana, the lighter
side of Midnight
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Don't
expect to see Mike Davis barking out@
instructions Friday night when Indiana
Or correcting mistakes.
Or taking center stage.
Instead, Davis is ushering in a new
era of Hoosier basketball with his own
version of Midnight Madness.
"This is their reward for really work-
ing hard," Davis said. "They're going to
have some fun, but they're not going to
be out there clowning around."
Hoosier players will find the atmos-*
phere more relaxed.
Gone are the days of fired coach Bob
Knight's Midnight Practices, in which
players were required to do drills.
Instead, Davis, who accepted the
interim job at Indiana last month, has
implemented the sorts of festivities - 3-
point shooting and dunk contests -+
not normally associated with such a
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