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14A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 2. 2000

Illini in Bloomington hoping to bounce back

BIG TEN
Continued from Page 13A
After a 3-0 start immediately
following the "Shoegate Scandal,"
the Badgers have faltered, going
just 2-4 so far in conference play.
Minnesota seemed to have its
program ready to enter the big time
in the Big Ten. Losses to Indiana
and Northwestern have burst that
dream bubble. But with a win over
the Badgers or Iowa, Minnesota
survives to play in a bowl game.
Wisconsin running back
Michael Bennett has had a very
good season, and that looks to con-
tinue this week, while quarterback
Broqks Bollinger should have
some success as well against a
shaky Minnesota defense.
Minnesota needs to establish its
offense and keep it rolling through
the entire game, instead of a 45-

minute performance like last week
in a devastating loss to
Northwestern.
Wisconsin 31, Minnesota 28
Iow Al PENN SIATE: In case
anyone truly doubted Penn State
coach Joe Paterno's ability to bring
his team back from a 1-4 start, the
Nittany Lions now stand three wins
away from a bowl bid.
This should be win number one
in that quest.
lowa is, well, not good. It has
one win so far on the season,
knocking off Michigan State 21-16
in Iowa City. Regardless of that,
Iowa has not shown too many signs
of promise and catches a Penn
State team with ever-increasing
confidence. Penn State should be
able to use Rashard Casey's ever-
improving skills to pick apart the
Iowa secondary. Running back
Eric McCoo also will find some

openings against the Iowa front.
The only hope for the Hawkeyes is
to eat the clock with a good offen-
sive performance.
Penn State's not a great tean,
and Iowa thinks it has a shot to win
this one. But...
Penn State 17, Iowa 10
IN DIANA AT I .iNois: Illinois
became Michigan State's first Big
Ten victim last week and must beat
Indiana in its search for bowl eligi-
bility with Ohio State and
Northwestern left on the schedule.
The Illini have struggled since
getting off to a promising 3-0 start,
winning once, 31-0 over Iowa.
Meanwhile, after a 3-5 start,
Indiana has its back to the wall
concerning bowl hopes.
The quarterback matchup is the
main focus of this game. Kurt
Kittner of Illinois and Indiana's
Antwaan Randle El have both fall-

New opponent fo
women's hoops A:
The schedule was set, the official
were picked and the starters wer
warmed up and ready to take the Court
The Michigan women's baskebal
team was ready to grace Criser Arena
playing its second exibition ganm ,gi
Nov. 13 against Austria's Gutt
Powerbasket Wels. A game is s
planned, but, due to a schedule chargg
the Wolverines will face a differien
opponent.
At 7 p.m. on the same date, coacl
Sue Guevara and the Wolverines il
face the Houston Jaguars in Ani
Arbor.
Michigan, which finished as BigT
runner-up in 2000 (13-3 Big Ten, 2-
overall), looks to follow its mo
impressive season to date without.
help of its most glamorized play
Stacey Thomas led the Big Ten in sco
ing throughout the 2000 season. Thi
time around, Michigan looks to it
younger players for strength.
The Wolverines open their 2000-0
season in Crisler Arena with an exIb
tion game this Sunday against ,Th
Family Inc. Michigan's regular seaso
is scheduled to begin on Friday, No
17, against Louisana Tech.
- Staffreppi
Women's recruit
needs ACL surgery
One of the state's frontrunners f
Miss Basketball of Michigan, Tabith
Pool, verbally commited to th
Wolverines on Oct. 20. The senior fro
Ann Arbor Huron tore her anterioro
ciate ligament in a game dga
Bellville on Oct. 17 ending her seasd
but is optimistic that she will be rea
for Michigan next year.
Pool is having surgery this upcomi
Monday. She said Medsport told N1
she will need 6-8 months of rehab.
" It's just a lot of hard work," Po
said.
Pool made her decision to attei
Michigan after what she found tob
unimpressive visit to Michigan
before her trip to Michigan. Playi
with and against many of t
Wolverines in AAU games swayed> h
towards Michigan as well.
"I wanted to go where I knew
would fit in," Pool said.
Huron coach Pat Battani said the
foot-1 forward is capable of playi
any position.
"If she played point guard, sh'ed
the best point guard in the;
Battani said. "If she played ient
she'd be the best center in the state.
She averaged 22 points, 17
rebounds, 6.2 steals and 4.3 assists t
year before her injury.
Including his AAU players, Batta
has coached over 100 players that ha
gone on to Division I basketball,
said Pool may be the best talent yet.
"She can do what everyone
does, just at a higher speed," Ba
said. "That's what sets her apart."
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Detroit will host;a
2006 Super BoWW'
DETROIT (AP) -The city's e
back story yesterday fast-forward
Feb. 5, 2006, when
the Super Bowl will
be played at Ford
Field downtown.
National Football Ia
League owners
voted to award the
league championship game to Detr
which had no opposition. The v
came after a presentation by a dole
tion headed by Mayor Dennis Ar
"What a great day for Detroit," s
Ford Motor Co. Chairman Willia
Clay Ford Jr., vice chairman of t
Detroit Lions. "I think it's safe to s
that we scored a touchdown on o
opening drive today. The team that l
together the presentation just did a fa
tastic job."
The Lions now play at the Ponti
Silverdonme, which on Jan. 24, 19
hosted the first Super Bowl in a col
weather city.
Despite miserable weather and ec
nomic conditions amounting to a viri
al depression that event pumped SI
million into southeast Michigan
S179 million in today's dolla
Littmann said.

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