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With only three weeks left in the Big
Ten football nice, you wouldn't want r~
miss any of this Saturday's conference
matchups. Check onl ine for rh i
Saturd y's games and limes.
Terrell in
By Madk Francescutti
1)aily Sports Editor
Lloyd Carr called wide receiver [
Terrell a "tough and physical playeri
showed aster side, discussing hi
plans, academics and the strong bond
made with his coach.
At the forefront of the conversation
three letters NFL.
Draft analysts already place Terrell
first-round pick, and most have him a
101) receiver. But will the junior wi(
forgo his final year of eligibility and a d
ma for the riches and fame of the pros
Instead of restricting his comment
he's done in past weeks, Terrell shined
light on the subject yesterday.
"The (NFL) question is going to con
--you can't avoid it,' Terrell said. "'M
thing is graduating, and that's big ot
mom's list of things."
Terrell said he only needs 24 credi
graduate after this semester. If that I
true, he could graduate by taking a full
in the winter and some classes this sj
and summer.
That would possibly fulfill his r'eq
ments of a diploma for himself an
mother, and at the same time, allow hi
enter the Draft.
Terrell mentioned his respect for s
tailback Anthony Thomas. who ret urne
his senior season to graduate undei
mother's wishes.
Thomas is now breaking Mich
records, including career-rushing to
downs with 49 formally held by Ty
Wheatley (who also put off the pros).
SThe senior season also raised Thio
prospects for a better draft position.
No. I Michigan vs .
No. 6 Michigan State
'M' ocki
Ieers prep to host M
By Jo. Smith
Daily Sports Wricei.
EAST LANSING TwI~o days alter
hanging another CCHA season title ban-
ner from the rafters of Yost Ice Aiena,
the Michigan hockey team learned it was
No. I in both major college hockey
Released yesterday, the USCHlO poll

and the USA Today/A H M coaches poll
th rank the Wolverines atop the nation
the first time Michigan has been a
regular season No. I since the 1996-97
But there is little time for glkoatiing.
Michigan will host No. 6 Michican State
this Saturday night. It will be the first of
four meetings this season in what
Michigan coach Red Berenson calls
"arguably the best rivalry in college
But Michigan State coach Ron Mason
~says that the Wolverines will see a "diF-
feren t" type of Spartans team skating
into Yost Ice Arena than they've gone to
war with in the past.
Notoriously, Michigan State is a hard-
nosed, stingy defensive team - not only
with talented blueliners, but also with
unselfish forwards who block their share
of shots on the defensive end.
Graduation, aloiig with iinjuries, have
*aken a toll on the S partans. T he of'sea-
Come find
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bet you




OCTOBER 31, 2000

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Oct. 30 standings
2. virgnia Tech
3. Florida State
4. Nebraska
5. Miami (Fla.)
6. Florida
7. Oregon
8. Washington
9. Texas Christian
10. Purdue
11.Oregon State
12. Michigan
13. Clemson
14. Notre Dame
15. Mississippi State

Comp. Avg.

David Terrell's acrobatic catches, like this one against Illinois, might become property of
the NFL next season, as the junior said he may be on track to graduate early-.

"I look at Anthony's situation and I
admire that he's still as accessible -he's
still at tihe top, Terrell said.
Terrell also spoke of the importance of'
academics. In the past three semester-s, tihe
wideout took 16 credits. Add that with
summer classes, and Terrell has put himself
in a one-up academic position.
"I1 could have taken 10. I 2 credits,"
Terrell said. "But if I'm out here with a lot
of fl-ce time, who knows what I would be
doing. I'd rather be studying with a pretty
The bye week before this Saturday's 3:30
game at Northwestern gave Tei-rell and the
other Michigan players a chance to catch up
Oil schloolwork, removing the stress that
comes with it.
"If I'm not doing well in school things
don't go as well all week." Teri-ell said. "If I

flunk an exam, it feels bad. I am a competi-
tive guy in everything."
Whatever he decides about next vear-,
Carr will likely have a big part in the deci-
sion. Terre1 emotionally talked about his
coach, someone he views as a str-ong iatlier
"That guv, he can guide you along in so
many ways," Terrell said. "I call him all the
time at I ,2 in the niorning withl imy prob-
lems. People don't know that. I love that
Terrell said that having a person to fill the
i-ole of a father figure has been key to his
And thanks to that relationship, accorn-
plishment and success haven't escaped
Michigan's No. 1 receiver. Terrell leads the
Wolverines with 46 receptions for 733 yards
anld has eight touchdowns this season, sev-
eral coiming on acrobatic-type plays.
He has caught 1 31 passes for 1,.920
yards and has scored I 7 touchdowns dur-

ing his career.
Terrell, a big, physical receiver at 6-foot-
3 and 215 pounds, has the strength and
height to be a big-time NFL receiver. I e's
most well-known for sharing that idea and
others in his somletime trash-talking tone on
the field.
"-It's nlever personal,. Terreli said of the
ti-ash talking. "Without it would be just two
guys - P brnngs out the best ill people.
Last vear, he even beat then-freshman
guard Jamal Crawford in a gaiie of I-on-l
- proving his point.
"After I beat Jamal I told him, he's never
going to hear the end of this," Terrell said.
lHe will likely never hear the end of
reporters highlighting his incredible catches
and talkative style. .
But as for his NFL decision, maybe oth-
ers wxill see the softer side that Terrell
showed yesterday.
"There's more to David Terrell than scor-
ing touchdowns," lie said.

Some Tuesday morning musings:
* I know ABC play-by-play man Brent Musburger -
thinks Drew-Brees is "a fine young man." Thanks to:
Musburger, I know Brees still can't beat his mother in tenmjs,
wasn't heavily recruited in high school because of injuries.
and a bunch of other tidbits.
Every season. Musburger feels the tieed to select a colloe
football godchild. Brees has become Musburger's fascination
of the 2000 season.
Being Musburger's "godchild" equates to plenty of extrq
benefits. Good plays become great plays. And thanks to
Musburger, even bad outcomes can be turned into
Saturday against Ohio State, leading 24-20 with under
three minutes to play. Brecs threw a horrendous-looking bell
off the wrong foot. The pass was picked by the Buckeves'
Mike Doss near midfield.
Doss had running room and took the interception all th$
way down inside the Purdue 5. Brees was the only .
Boilermaker with a chance to keep Doss from scoring aiid
managed to knock him out of bounds, saving the touchdo n
That sent Musburger into a flood of praise. Forget that
Brees, the All-America, had just potentially thrown away the
game. HeI made the tackle - a minor accomplishment that
Musburger didn't hesitate to trumpet.
Due to blown coverage by Doss himself, Brecs was able to
rally Purdue for otne final score and a 3 1-27 victory
Needless to say, Musburger loved that too. . .
* Western Michigan is making a drive to be ranked in:thc
Associated Press poll by season's end. It earned 50 votes in
this week's poll, good for 27th. No. 25 Georgia Tech has 178.
The Broncos have done almost all that could be expdcie~d
of them this season. Mid-American Conference teams d6r)'t
deserve respect when they play a shoddy nonconference
schedule, or when they get enmbarrassed by mediocre tesni.
Western Michigan hasn't cormmitted either faux pas.
It played on the road at Wisconsin and Iowa in consecutive
games at the start of the season and defeated the H~awkceyes.
The average margin of victory in its seven wins has beiid5
The Brotncos were hurt by Marshall's drop-off this seas6Ii
whchsppdth AC of the publicity the conference,
Still, Western Michigan will have its chance to leap int t e
top 25. Its final three games are free victories -- at Ball SiAte,
at Central Michigan and home against Eastern Michigan. -
The MAC championship game -and the Motor City Bhl
provide the Broncos with t wo televised opportunities to
imlpress enough voters anid lift themselves out of the "oihbr
r-eceiving votes" bin. That would give coach Gary Darnell
aind his perennially underrated program quite a lift.
* Watching a visiting team pack up and leave town after i
game ends is much like watching an evacuation. Tile coaches
and players dress and take care of their duties with the medga;
the support staff, mleanwhilc, loads every piece of equipment
and other cargo into a large senli to head back ilonme
The equipment truck doesn't hide its identity The cab' oT
Mielhigan's is painted to resemble the winged helmet itself.
Other programs paint the school logo on the side.
Sonmc of Michigan's opponents have taken the truck dcsign
a little furthe-. Wisconsin's truck sports the logos of its most
recent bowl invitations - and the Badgers make sure to
squeeze the red rose on there as much as they can.
This is all fine aind good, but it gets ridiculous seeing
Indiana do the same thing. When your equipment truck
sports the logos "1988 Liberty Bowl" and "'l99l Copper
Bowl," you know your program is scrubby
-Chr'is Duprey' can be reached at cduprv@wnich edu.

Rivalry week Sardy 73m.
at Hockey 'U' Ys eAea
ey No. 1in nation
[ichigan State; Blackburn 'questionable'

son loss of two key seinior blueliners, the
CCH' IA's top defenseman Mike Weaver
kind Brad Hodgins, will take away from
their defensive strategy.
Aild Mason believes that ilot only will
the Spailans imiss the~ scoringt of the
(CCH]A player of the year aind Hlobey
Baker Finalist Shawn Horcoff, but also
the fact that he was "'unbelievable on tile
defensive side of the pttck.'
In the absence of a few key players,.
lmainy Spartans have had to take on new
roles and try to build a solid chemlistry to
play as a co>hesive unit on tihe ice.
"New we're a different type of team,"
Masoil said. "It's takeil a little while for
this learn to fiind itself. We think a little
more oflensively now, not that we score
imore goals. We're still developing a per-
sonality and I think that we'll give up a
little more chances" On the defensive
The early-season shloulder injuries to
forwards Andrew Bogde and Joe
GJoodenow hiave also added to the
changes in Mason's squad.
"No learm has toils of depth," Mason
said. ''So that's going to htirt us a bit.'
It hasift slowed down thle Spartans
too nmuchl thusfar, as they hlave been tak-
iing advantage of their chailces with the
man~i advantage - scoring five pwr
play goals this past weekend to sweep
Notre Dame. More than half of

Oct. 30 standings
1. MIchigan (16)
2. Wisconsin (16)
3. N. Hamnpshire (6)
4. Boston Cot. (2)
5. Minnesota
6. Michigan State
7. North Dakota
8. ColoradoCol.
1.Boston Univ.
11. St. Cloud
12. Northeastern
13. Neb.-Omaha
14. Rensselaer
15. Providence





Mike Cammalleri (left) and Mike Komisarek celebrate Komisarek's
first collegiate goal. No. 1Michigan hosts the Spartans Saturday-

Michigan State's tallies have been withl
an extra mail.
The power play is 'imlportaint every
game for us," Mason said. "I don't
know h1ow manyl fi ve-onI- five goals
we're going to score. Especially in
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