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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsTuesday - January 16, 2001

CLUBSPORTSWEEKLY
Michigan dance club earns
national television appearance

By Kristen Fidh
Daily Sports Writer
Kirk Herbstreit won't be analyz-
ing the pirouettes, and Dick Vitale
won't yell "Awesome" to the perfect
batmas.
Or will they?
Dancing to a compelation from
the "Matrix" soundtrack, the
Michigan dance club performed in
the Universal Dance Association's
national competition this past week-
end in Orlando. Pressure surfaced for
the Wolverines upon making the
finals - as the top eight would
appear on ESPN.
But for the first time in team his-
tory, the 23-member squad walked
away satisfied, taking eighth and
finally earning the right to be seen on
national television.
"In years past, it was so frustrating
because we would just miss (the top
eight)," co-captain Amy Friedman
said. "We would walk away frustrated
with our ranking.
"This year, we were the team to
beat."
Preliminary judging began in
November when the team sent in a

videotape of the routine. Michigan
earned the ninth spot and began
preparing for the trip south.
"We brought on Rebecca Wass as
our head coach this year, and she real-
ly made an unbelievable difference,"
Friedman said. "She works with us
for the athletic aspect of training such
as running and weightlifting."
Six-hour practices during the
week before departure provided the
needed preparation and the extra con-
fidence for Michigan's stellar perfor-
mance.
The dancers slid past the semifi-
nals and advanced to the top 15.
Cheered on by friends and supporters
from Oakland, the team took the stage
and the eighth and final birth.
"It was so great to walk up and
take a trophy for the first time and to
be able to leave with our heads held
high," Friedman said.
The performance will air this fall.
But one of the nation's top programs
will be visible before its television
debut.
The team will continue perform-
ing during halftime at men's basket-
ball games and between events of
men's gymnastics meets.

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DAILYSCOREBOARD NFLPLAYOFFS

Who: Andy Hrovat
Hometown: Gates Mills, Ohio
Weight: 184

eIftditgnmBalt
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Sport: Wrestling
Year: Junior

Why: Hrovat continued his recent success with three victories at the
Wendy's Classic in Ashland, Ohio. this weekend. He finished with one pin
and two major decisions, improving his season record to 20-1.
His win over then-No. 8 Rob Rohn of Lehigh last weekend helped him
raise his national ranking from 16 to 8, according to the Amateur
Wrestling News.Hrova
I SPORTSBRIEFS

NHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

New Jersey
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
NY Rangers
NY Islanders
Northeast Division
Ottawa
Toronto
Buffalo
Boston
Montreal
Southeast Division
Washington
Carolina
Atlanta
Tampa Bay
Florida

w
22
21
20
17
12
w
24
21
22
17
14
w
20
18
15
13
8

L T RT Pts
11 9 0 53
14 9 0 51
176 1 47
242 1 37
264 2 30
L T RT Pts
136 0 54
147 3 52
155 1 50
176 4 50
254 2 34

GF GA
144 101
126 118
135 136
141 162
102 142
GF GA
138 103
140 115
117 102
111 132
112 130
GF GA
119 113
106 112
121 146
112 149
95 135

SUNDAY'S RESULTS:
NY GIANTS 41, MINNESOTA 0
BALTIMORE 16, RAIDERS 3

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
\ central Division
St. Louis 29
Detroit 25
Chicago 18
Nashville 17
Columbus 13

L T
16 6
16 6
20 8
23 5
22 8
L T
8 4
134
204
21 7
26 4

RTI
1
2
1
2
6
RTI
1
4
2
1
2

CBS
6 p.m.

Pts
49
44
39
33
30

Pts GF GA
63 148 89
58 134 119
42 120 124
42 105 120
32 100 143

CLUB SPORTS SCOREBOARD
Women's ice Hockey MICHIGAN 5, Michigan State 1
.. MICHIGAN 2, Michigan State _1
Men's Ice Hockey MICHIGAN 7, Dayton 4'
Dayton 3, MICHIGAN 2.
,Send your club sports info to dailyclubsports@umich.edu
'M'SCHEDULE
Thursday, Jan. 18
Men's Basketball at Ohio State, 7 p.m.
Women's Basketball at Northwestern, 7 p.m. CST
FMax. Jan19 .
Men's Swim and Diving vs. Penn State, 6 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. Bowling Green, 6 p.m.
Women's Gymnastics vs. Minnesota and Iowa, 7 p.m.
Hockey vs. Western Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
B0 rdv. Jan. 20
Men's Track and Field hosts Red Simmons Invitational, 9:30 a.m.
Women's Track and Field hosts Red Simmons Invitational, 9:30 a.m.
Men's Swim and Diving vs. Penn State and Purdue, Noon
Women's Swim and Diving at Ohio State, 4 p.m.
Men's Gymnastics vs. Ohio State, 7 p.m.
Hockey at Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
Men's Basketball at Iowa, 7 p.m. CST
Wrestling at National Dual Team Championships (State College, Pa.), all day
Sunday. Jan. 21
Women's Basketball at Ohio State, 4 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Western Michigan, Noon
Wrestling at National Dual Team Championships (State College, Pa.), all day
'M'STATIsTICs

Northwest Division
Colorado
Vancouver
Edmonton
Calgary
Minnesota
Pacific Division
San Jose
Dallas
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Anaheim

W
28
24
21
15
14

L T RTf
134 4
196 1
188 4
20.8 2

Pts
65
56
49
42
38

GF GA
140 101
14.8 127
129 129
105 128
93 108

W l
26 11
25 13
18 13
19 11
14 22

T RT Pts GF GA
6 0 58 124 97
4 1 5512293
111 48 105 97
7 1 46 147 134
6 4 38 108 142

Yesterday's games
PITTSBURGH 3, Anaheim 2
FLORIDA 2, Dallas 0
COLUMBUs 3, Minnesota
Detroit at SN Jose, INC.
St. LOUIS at PHOEX INC.
Today's games
Tampa Bay at Buffalo. 7 P.M.
Philadelphia at New York. 7 P.M.
Los Angeles at Ottawa, 7 P.M.
Carolina at Montreal. 7:30 P.M.
Boston at New Jersey. 7:30 P.M.
Edmonton at Nashville, 8 P.M.
NY Islanders at Colorado. 9 P.M.
Detroit at Vancouver, 10 P.M.
NBA STANDINGS

e '-,
APtPHOTOS
Giants ease into Super Bowl

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

Philadelphia
New York
Miami
Orlando
Boston
New Jersey
Washington
Central Division
Milwaukee
Charlotte
Toronto
Cleveland
Indiana
Atlanta
Detroit
Chicago

W L1
28 9
24 13
22 17
16 20.
13 24.
12 26.
7 32.
W L1
22 15.
23 17.
19 18.
17 18.
17 21.
14 23.
14 23
6 30.

Pct1
.757
.649
564
.444
.351
.316
.179.

GB
4
7
11.5
15
16.5
22

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division

Men's basketball

Hockey
Through Monday

Through Monday
Player G
Blanchard 14
Robinson 14
Asselin 14
Young 14
Groninger 13
Queen 14
Moore 14
Searight 13
Jones 14
5Dill 5
Gibson 7
Gotfredson 7
Adebiyi 6
Garber 5

Min
31.9
28.0
22.9
24.9
19.1
28.4
13.9
12.3
16.5
1.6
1.4
4.1
1.5
1.6

A
1.9
2.6
0.5
0.4
1.6
4.0
0.3
2.1
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.7
0.0
0.4

Reb
8.4
5.2
6.3
5.4
1.3
3.0
3.8
1.8
1.6
0.4
0.3
0.9
0.5
0.4

Avg.
17.3
14.6
10.7
8.9
6.6
6.1
5.7
2.8
2.4
1.6
1.0
0.4
0.3
0.0

Player
Hilbert
Cammalleri
Shouneyia
Ortmeyer
Langfeld
Matzka
Jillson -
Koch
Mink
Kosick
Murray
Komisarek
Vancik
Trainor
Burnes
Blackburn
Wyzgowski
Roemensky
Kautz
Swistak

GP
22
22
25
24
25
25
23
20
25
22
22
21
20
23
24
25
11
25
19
16

G A
17 24
13 20
7 13
10 8
9 9
7 11
6 11
7 9
6 9
5 9
6 5
3 7
1 5
1 4
0 4
0 4
1 2
0 3
1 1
0 1

PTS
41
33
20
18
18
18
17
16
15
14
11
10
6
5
4
4
3
3
2
1

+/-
+15
+17
+3
+5
+2
+6
+7
+13
+3
+2
+4
+8
+5
+1
+8
+2
+19
+2
0

San Antonio
Utah
Dallas
Minnesota
Denver
Houston
Vancouver
Pacific Division
Portland
Sacramento
LA Lakers
Phoenix
Seattle
LA Clippers
Golden State

W L
23 13.
23 13.
24 16
21 16
21 17
18 18
11 25
W l 1
28 11.
25 10
24 12.
22 13.
21 18
13 26.
11 25

Pct GB
.595 -
.575 .5
.514 3
.486 4
.447 5.5
.378 8
.378 8
.167 15.5
Pct GB
.639 -
.639 -
.600 1
.568 2.5
.553 3
.500 5
.306 12
Pct GB
.718 -
.714 1
.667 2.5
.629 4
.538 7
.333 15
.306 15.5

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -
Not even Jim Fassel would have guaran-
teed this shocker.
Led by Kerry Collins' career-high five
touchdown passes, the New York Giants
reached their first Super Bowl in a decade
with a 41-0 romp Sunday past the hapless
Minnesota Vikings - the biggest rout in
NFC championship history.
While Collins was tying a playoff TD
passing record set in 1943 by Sid
Luckman, his teammates were having
their way with the Vikings despite being
underdogs. Minnesota, which rarely plays
well outdoors, was a 2-point favorite.
The Vikings became the first NFC
championship shutout victim since the
Giants beat Washington 17-0 en route to
winning the Super Bowl following the
1986 season. It was their first shutout
loss since Dennis Green became coach
in 1992.
For the Giants, however, it was the
seventh straight victory since their coach
promised the team would make the play-
offs. They did him one better.
"I think we shocked a lot of people, but

we didn't shock ourselves,' Fassel said.
The Giants will next face the
Baltimore Ravens. The Super Bowl will
be played Jan. 28 in Tampa, site of the
Giants' 1990 championship victory.
Collins, whose career was revived
when he joined the Giants in 1999 fol-
lowing controversial stops in Carolina
and New Orleans and bouts with alco-
holism, was remarkable from the outset.
He threw for four touchdowns and
338 yards in the first half, then added a
fifth TD pass just 2:54 into the third peri-
od. He finished 28-for-39 for 381 yards
and waved to the crowd from the side-
line when his stats were announced.
With Collins and receivers Ike
Hilliard (10 catches, 155 yards) and
Amani Toomer (six for 81) dominating,
Minnesota's fearsome trio of Daunte
Culpepper, Randy Moss and Cris Carter
was rendered invisible by New York's
,stingy defense.
Culpepper was held to 78 yards pass-
ing and threw three interceptions. Moss
had two receptions for 18 yards; Carter
had three for 24.

Carr leads East squad
in annual Shrine game
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - ,
receiver Steve Smith capped his coll. e
career Saturday with two touchdowns in
the West's 20-10 victory Saturday in the
East-West Shrine
Game.
The 76th annual
East-West game,
which raises money
for Shiners' hospi-
tals, was played at
the San Francisco
Giants' bayside ball- Carr
park for the first time. The event has
become a showcase for seniors like
Smith, hoping to get another chance to
impress NFL scouts looking for
draftable talent.
Kansas State's Jonathan Beasley was
5-of-10 for 117 yards and the two scor-
ing passes to Smith. Nebraska's Correll
Buckhalter caught three passes for 61
yards and ran 10 times for 54 yards.
Mack Brown of Texas served as
coach for the West, which included
punter Nick Harris of California and
defensive lineman Casey Hampton of
Texas - both first-team All-Americans.
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr led the
East squad, with three players from
Sugar Bowl champion Miami: safety Al
Blades, running back James Jackson
and King, a receiver.
Weinke, Heupel to
miss Senior Bowl
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Two of the
nation's top quarterbacks - Heisman
Trophy winner Chris Weinke and Josh
Heupel - will miss the Senior Bowl on
Saturday because of injuries.
Heupel led Oklahoma past Weinke
and Florida State in the Orange Bowl to
settle the national title.
The two arrived in Mobile on Sun ay
and informed Senior Bowl officials and
NFL scouts they needed to rest.
Weinke has a sprained left foot and
was examined by Dr. James Andrews
of Birmingham on Friday. Heupel, a
left-hander, has an injured throwing
arm.
"It's not a serious condition," said
Heupel, who guided Oklahoma to a
0 season.
Weinke initially hurt his foot in
September and said he needs to rest so
he can begin getting ready for NFL
workouts.
Senior Bowl officials replaced
Weinke on the South team with Florida
quarterback Jesse Palmer. Heupel was
replaced on the North team by Rashard
Casey of Penn State.
Wells traded to Sox
after bashing Jays
CHICAGO (AP) - David Wells
could be just the pitcher the Chicago
White Sox need. It's a safe bet he'll
also be more than just the staff ace.
The White Sox sent pitchers Mike
Sirotka, Kevin Beirne and Mike
Williams and outfielder Brian
Simmons to Toronto for Wells, aO-
game winner last season, and pitcher
Matt DeWitt.
Wells, 37, is 161-107 in his 14-
year career, including 20-8 last sea-
son with a league-best nine complete
games in 35 starts. He has averaged
16 victories the last six years and has
been at his best in the postseason
with an 8-1 record in 19 games.
"We needed an ace, and the price
for an ace is high," Williams said.

"We won 95 games and got too
playoffs and it wasn't enough."
Earlier this month, Wells criticized
the Blue Jays' organization was not
doing enough to win. He also said
the Blue Jays' fans "stink."
Two Stars arrested
in Tampa nude club
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Two D as
Stars players were among those arrested
when police raided a nude club to
enforce a city ordinance banning lap
dances.
Left wing Ted Donato and Tyler John
Bouck, a rookie celebrating his 21st

Dog-gone Vikings

Yesterday's games
NEw YORK~ 104. San Antonio 82
Milwaukee 101, WASHINGTON 95
PHILADELPHIA 84.Charlotte 79
New Jersey 84. ATLANTA 78
Sacramento 116, DALLAS 105
Boston 107. MINNESOTA 102
Cleveland 107. GOLDEN STATE 102
ORLANDO 133. Chicago 104
INDIANA 89.LA Clippers 74
Vancouver at LA Lakers. inc.
Seattle at Denver, inc.
Houston at utah, inc.
Today's games
Detroit at Miami, 7 p.m.
Toronto at Houston, 8 p.m.
LA Clippers at Milwaukee. 8 p.m.
Cleveland at Portland. 10 p.m.

Field goal percentage leader
Young 48-74 .649
Free throw percentage leader
Robinson 64-79 .810
Three-point percentage leader
Blanchard 26-65 .400

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'Max,' the most spirited Giants fan, who is also a dog, dons his NY Giants cap dur-
ing Sunday's game. Max's barking may have affected a Minnesota offense that
had only 78 passing yards.
Raven's D' dominates Raiders

after this, the corporate
l~adder wiU be a piece of
'S. CakeJd

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Evep
Shannon Sharpe acknowledges that the
Baltimore Ravens don't have the typi-
cal Super Bowl offense.
"We're not that good, but we're effec-
tive," the Ravens tight end said after
Baltimore beat the Oakland Raiders 16-
3 Sunday to reach the first Super Bowl
in the history of the franchise that, until
1996, was the Cleveland Browns.
In truth, the offense needed to make
just one play, a 96-yard pass to Sharpe
from Trent Dilfer on a third-and-18
from their own 4-yard line in the second
quarter. It was the longest pass play in
NFL postseason history, gave the

notably the one big play and ball securi-
ty. He was intercepted early in the third
quarter with the Ravens leading 10-0.
But the defense did its work afterward -
- with a first-and-goal at the Baltimore
2, the defense held Oakland to a field
goal by Sebastian Janikowski.
Then, Dilfer took the offense down
the field for 51 yards and Matt Stover's
field goal boosted the lead back to 10.
That was all the Ravens needed,
although the defense played loosely in
the fourth quarter and Oakland almost
scored - a TD pass from Bobby
Hoying to Andre Rison was nullified by
pass interference on Rison.

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