The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 17, 2000 - 11
WEEK 11 SELECTIONS
ALL PICKS MADE AGAINST THE SPREAD.
HOME TEAMS IN CAPS.
OHIO STATE (-2.5) vs. Michigan
PURDUE (-16.5) vs. Indiana
MINNESOTA (-14) vs. Iowa
PENN STATE (-1) vs. Michigan State
Miami(Fla.) (-12.5) vs. SYRACUSE
Notre Dame (-21.5) vs. RUTGERS
OKLAHOMA (-24) vs. Texas Tech
FLORIDA STATE (-12.5) vs. Florida
CLEMSON (-7.5) vs. South Carolina
SAuburn (-1) vs. ALABAMA
CALIFORNIA (-1) vs. Stanford
REGON STATE (-4.5) vs. Oregon
UCLA (-3) vs. Southern Cal
Washington (-8) vs. WASHINGTON STATE
WESTERN MICHIGAN (-25.5) vs. Eastern Michigan
Record last week (Best bets)
Record to date (Best bets)
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Further down South State Street, the
new 3.2 million dollar women's gymnas-
tic practice facility will be built to
replace the inadequate Coliseum that
currently hosts the women's practices.
Construction starts in April antd is'
expected to be finished by spring 2002..
"The Coliseum Builing was last ren1-
ovated 10 years ago and falls significant-
ly short of meeting requirements for
training"Chief Financial Officer Robert
Kasdin said. "It is outmoded and lacks
sufficient space for needed equipment."
Kasdin said that the new practice
facility is needed to attract and keep
higher caliber gymnasts while at the
same time, maintaining the winning tra-
dition of the prog rame - which has won~
eight Big Ten titles in the past 10 years.
Funded by a pledged donation of S3.5
million over the next six years, the -aci-
ity includes open space for trainig as
well as locker and exercise rooms.
"Women's gymnastics is one of our
premier sports," Martin said. "Our first
women's national championship ini any
sport will hopefully come from womens
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bue? Or 19 more? Nanooks take on icers
By Ryan C. Moloney
IDailv Sports \Nritcr
Alaska-Fairbanks' all-time iecord versus Mich igan.
twO coals or fewer, and their lone win came against an
Ohio State team that, pending a Western Michigan
swoon, could be the surprise team of the CCH A this
A glance at Alaska-Fairbanks' special teams reper-
toire is telling -- these are not the percentages of a
punching bag. The Nanooks are a sturdy fifth in the
league on the powerplay at .217, and rank fourth on the
Alaska-Fairbanks' all-time record against
ost Ice Arena.
That is as one-sided dominant as it
CCHA, where by most accounts, the
ground between the best and worst teams
closes \\with each new season. It took the
Nanooks 20 games before they finally
bested Michigan on Oct. 22 last year, 4-
cets in the
There are two schools of logic - when: 7:35
ether the Nanooks are due for a few 7:05 p.m. to
more wins, or they are 19 more losses Latest: Mich
ay from the next nated this se
There's little doubt as to second-year Nanooks'on
roach Guy Gadowsky's mode of think- in Fairbanks
ing -- his .500 showing after two career
games with the Wolverines is reason enough for opti-
"Playing Micnigan is an: awesome measuring stick,"
adoowsky said. "i'm lust really excited about playing
n Yost. From what my players say, there isn't a more
xciting place to play in college hockey"
Gadowsky remains upbeat, although the Nanooks
ve stumbled out of the CCH A gate, posting a 1-3
ord so far. When compared to last year's CCIIA
'ecord of 4-22.2. however, their current mark is a sic-
1ifcant improv ement in niuttbers.
Four of Alaska-Fairhanks' five losses have come by
gan (5-2 CCHA,
dl vs. Alaska'
igan has domi-
my victory came
penalty kill with a .820 percentace - an
eyelash ahead of Michigan's .81 8.
"I wouldn't call them a weak team by
any means," M ichian center M ike
Cammallei said. "We look for them to
come hard. We don't look at them as a
team with a weak record right now"
At the same time, this past Saturday's
ioss to Ferris State was a shot of cold
water in the face of Michigan and the
prospect of a letdown against Alaska-
Fairbanks carries considerably more
Saturday niht after giving up five goals. True to his
nature, Blackburn shook off any suggestions of linger-
ing psychological trauma from the Bulldogs' barrage
"It's a bad game, it happens and I put it behind me,"
Wlackbur, said. "I approached that game the same as
other games, things just weren't hitting me that day."
Located in the nether-regions of the country, much
less in the CCI IA, Alaska-Fairbanks makes numerous
trips out to the (Great Lakes region each season.
Berenson squelched any speculation on the possible
side effects of cross-country travel on the Nanooks, say-
ing "they are used to it - for them it's no big deal."
"When they step on the ice (tonight), it doesn't mat-
ter if they travelled 50 miles or 4000 miles - the way
they can express themselves is by the way they play,"
CCHA RUtING; The CCHA ruled yesterday to add
two additional games to goaltender Kevin O'Malley's
suspension - one game for leaving the bench to get
involved with an altercation, the second came for par-
takin, in a second altercation.
"The game was over. It's not like he left the bench
any more than any other player," Berenson said. "When
O'Malley left the bench," Ferris State's "whole bench
was empty. Obviously, they want to send a message to
the players and they are sending it."
Michigan's Dave Wyzgowski and Mike Komisarek
were assessed disqualifications on Saturday and will sit
out tonight's game. In addition to O'Malley, Ferris
State's Chad McIver and Vince Owen were assigned
additional game suspensions for their roles in the Friday
and Saturday night melees.
sway than LISUal.
"We can't play down to Alaska's level or anybody's
level. and we need to make sure we keep the discipline to
do what ve need to do:' defenseman Bob Gassotf said.
The goaltender matchup carries a hint more intrigue
than a normal CCH A weekend series - partly because
of Nanooks goalie Lance Mayes' ability to "stand on his
head" acainst Michigan last year, Berenson said.
Maves "must play very well and he's played very well
this season," Gadowsky said.
Michigan's Josh Blackburn will set up betwxeen the
pipes for the fiirst time since an uncharacteristic yank-
ing in the second period against Ferris State on
Blue starts season on
Lhe verge of top 25
ry Benjamin Singer
)alit Sporis 1-WritC
Michigan is just outside the Al'
Top 25 looking in.
'after ending last seasoni at NO. 25,
the women's basketbali team received
35 points, 36th in the poll. But a win
today over No. 9 Louisiana Tech
could put the women's basketball
m right where they left off last
The season opener against the
Teclisters provides Michigan an
imitfediate chance to put itself back
on the national map.
I think our opener with Louisiana
Tec'h is where e'll make our state-
ment," guard Alayne Ingram said. "I
no we can Wiin.
By scheduling Louisiana Tech so
n, Michigan plays a good team
still in the infancy of its season.
"If you want to try to get a team,
you want to get them carly,"
Michigan coach Sue Guevara said.
Though the Techsters haven't seen
much action yet, they've seen more
than Michigan, whose only competi-
tion so far has been in exhibitions.
Louisiana Tech has already wvon
two games in the preseason WNIT.
s game with Michigan comes
cfore the finals of the tournament.
"They've won two games,
Guevara said. "I imagine they feel
pretty good. But you could say I feel
pretty good with what I've seen from
Last season, then-No. 3 Louisiana
Tech routed Michigan in Ruston, La.
Battling the bullies
Michigan begins its year with the
ninth-ranked Lady Techsters. Last
year, the Wolverines were 3-4
against teams in the Top 25.
Here's a look at how they fared in
those battles. -
No. 15 LSU
No. 3 La. Tech
No. 12 Purdue
No. 12 Illinois
No. 7 Penn St.
No. 23 Illinois
No. 18 Purdue
Who: Michigan(0}0) vs. Louisiana Tech (2-0),
When: 7 p.m. tomorrow, 2 p.m. Sunday
Latest Michigan won its two exhibitions. The
real season starts with No. 9 Louisiana Tech.
84-64. The Wolverines, however, did
hold an eight point lead at one point
in the second half before the
Techsters took over.
There are always positives that
come from wins. But after two victo-
rious exhibitions, the Wolverines still
found their defense left something to
"That's one thing we miss with the
three seniors we lost," (uevara said.
"You don't want to just keep outscor-
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