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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Who: LeeAnn Bies
By Justin Mann goal: The USLIAn
For-the Daily onship.
After a heartbreaking I 1-10 defeat their attack - whi
at the hands of 1999 USLIA national best in the entire US
champion Colorado State during the Greg Deutch and.
quarterfinals of last year's national the list of key play
championship tournament, the the very talented 1
Michigan men's lacrosse club is defenseman, rec
ready for revenge in the upcoming CCLA honors each
season, which starts on Feb. 17. seasons.
Although a disheartening finale Hadwin, a fifth-y
brought an end to the 2000 season, the tean;'s leading
the club finished with a 20-6 record season with 115 goy
and its second consecutive CCLA first-team USLIA he
conference championship. the all-tournament
During a fall practice, coach John USLIA national cha
Paul said that this year's team is very nament.
young since a handful of players -ladwin led the
graduated or left on semester abroad, goals (22) and wast
but he sees a lot of promise in the in total points (23).
young players. The team is exci
Paul said that the team still has a hopes to continue it
lot of depth and that hopefully the undefeated streak in
team will mature 'nough to reach its national championsh
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strength lies in
ch could be the
Jeff Hadwin top
ers returning for
team. Deutch, a
of the past two
year senior, was
als. ie received
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t team for the
ticd for the lead
ited to play and
s two-year home
n its run for the
Why: In a winter break where Michigan struggled to find consistency,
Bies appeared to be the most solid of the Wolverines. She scored double-
digits in all three games, including 15 against No. 8 Purdue.
Background: Bies made the allBig Ten freshman team last year. She
started in three games in 2000 before being put back on the bench.
SCORES FROM THE BOWL SEASON
Tday Saturday Jan, 6
Women-s basketball vs. Wisconsin. 7 p.m. Men's swim and diving at California. 1 p.m. PST
Mens tennis at Milwaukee Tennis classic Womens gymnastics at Super Six Challenge
IMilwaukee) (Tuscaloosa. Ala.). 6 p.m. CST
Tomorrow Men's Tennis at Milwaukee Tennis Classic
Mens swim and diving at Stanford. 1 p.m. PST (Milwaukee)
Wrestling at Lehigh. 7:30 p.m. Mens track and field hosts Jack Harvey
Ice Hockey vs. Lake Superior State. 7:35 p.m. Invitational, all day
Mens tennis at Milwaukee Tenis Classic Womens track and field hosts Jack Harvey
(Milwaukee) Invitational, all day
Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2
Miami (Fla.) 37, Florida 20
Oregon State 41, Notre Dame 9
Washington 34, Purdue 24
Virginia Tech 41, Clemson 20
Kansas State 35, Tennessee 21
South Carolina 24, Ohio State 7
Mississippi State 43, Texas A&M 41
Nebraska 66, Northwestern 17
Silicon Valley Bowl
Air Force 37, Fresno State 34
Oregon 35, Texas 30
Colorado State 22, Louisville 17
Louisiana State 28, Georgia Tech 14
Wisconsin 21, UCLA 20
North Carolina State 38, Minnesota 30
Music City Bowl
West Virginia 49, Mississippi 38
Iowa State 37, Pittsburgh 29
Humanitarian Bowl -
Boise State 38, Texas El-Paso 23
East Carolina 40, Texas Tech 27
Motor City Bowl
Marshall 25, Cincinnati 14
Boston College 31, Arizona State 17
Georgia 37, Virginia 14
Las Vegas Bowl
UNLV 31, Arkansas 14
Mobile Alabama Bowl
Southern Miss 28, Texas Christian 21
Wild card playoffs:
i Miami 23. Indianapolis 17 (OT)
New Orleans 31. St. Louis 28
Baltimore 21. Denver 3
Philadelphia 21 Tampa Bay 3
SATuPOAY. JANUARY 6
New Orleans at Minnesota. 12:30 p.m. (FOX)
Miami at Oakland. 4 p.m. (CBS)
SUNDAY. JANUARY 7
Baltimore at Tennessee. 12:30 p.m. (CBS)
Philadelphia at NY Giants. 4:15 p.m. (FOX)
Game 1. 12:30 p.m.
Game 2. 2 pm.
Super Bowl XXXV, Tampa, Fla.
JANUARY 28, 6 P.M. (CBS)
The Ravens and Titans will collide in a
battle of the league's top two defenses.
Marshall again the
victor in Motor City
Doctors expect full
recovery for Hill
BALTIMORE AP) - Orlando
Magic forward Grant Hill underwent
,bone-graft surgery on his left ankle yes-
terday, with the team and doctors pre-
dicting a full recover".
It will take about five months for the
five-time All-Star's ankle to heal but
there is no immediate timetable for Hill's
return to action, said Dr. Joe Billings, the
Magic team physician.
Billings assisted in the 90-minute
operation at Union Memorial Hospital.
Doctors replaced screws and hardware
inserted last April after Hill broke the
inside bone on his left ankle during the
NBA playoffs, while still with Detroit.
A bone graft from Hill's pelvis also
was applied to the ankle.
"Grant had a non-union of a fracture
as a result of a lack of blood supply to
that area}' said Dr. Mark Myerson, who
performed the surgery. "The prognosis is
for a full recovery."
The 6-foot-8 Hill was acquired by
Orlando in August in a sign-and-trade
deal with the Pistons for Chuckv Atkins.
and Ben Wallace. 1-il's seven-year,
s92.88 million contract makes him one
of the highest-paid players in the NBA.
But Hill appeared in only four games
this season, averaging 13.8 points, 6.3
rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.25 steals in
33.3 minutes. He was placed on the
injured list Dec. 27.
guilty to charges
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Former NFL
player Sherman Williams, already in
jail for a marijuana trafficking convic-
tion, pleaded guilty to charges of pass-
ing counterfeit currency.
Williams and friends paid a
striptease dancer $1,000 in phony
$100 bills, the plea agreement said. A
search of Williams' residence turned
up another 53,850 in bogus cash.
Forty-one $100 bills were found,
and the bills had just three different
serial numbers among them, Assistant
U.S. Attorney Patsy Dow said Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Williams spent
four NFL seasons with the Cowboys
after starring at running back for
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1 34 129 143
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2 28 96 119
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P hoe nix
By Kareem Copeland
PONTIAC - On Dec. 7, the Pontiac
Silverdome once again hosted the Motor
City Bowl - a.k.a. the Marshall
For the fourth year in a row, Marshall
represented the Mid-American
Confcrence in the bowl that pits the
MAC champion versus a Conference
USA team. With No. 22 Louisville
accepting a bid to the AXA Liberty
Bowl, the Cincinnati Bearcats were able
to take on last year's winner.
The Bearcats were fired up and came
Out playing inspired ball.
The problem was they forgot to play
both halves. Early on, Cincinnati looked
to be handling Marshall's aggressive
blitzing defense by pounding the ball on
After falling behind early 14-9,
Marshall turned the tables with a 13-
point third quarter. A late field goal in
the fourth quarter by Marshall kicker
.R. Jenkins sealed the deal for the
Thundering Herd, 25-14.
Judging by the influx of green flags
rolling around, Marshall fans seemed
quite familiar to the area. This gave bowl
officials hopes of breaking last year's
record attendance of 44,449. Though
52,911 tickets were sold, only 26,018
braved the elements to witness the contest.
Perhaps the Herd was used to the sce-
nario. Both players and fans alike
seemed complacent come game time.
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21 11 4 1 47 106 81
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17 15 7 1 42 134 124
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PtT-su auii 3. Washington 2
NY Knicks 100. BosioN 91
Pn ,rv -'%98, Atlanta 80
Detroit at Dallas. inc.
Cleveland at Milwaukee. inc
LA Clippers at Phoenix. inc.
Indiana at Portland. inc.
Charlotte at Vancouver inc.
Denver at Golden State, rme.
Utah at LA Lakers, inc.
New Jersey at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Seattle at Minnesota. 8 p.m.
Orlando at NY Knicks. 8 p.m.
Washington at Chicago. 8:30 p.m.
Detroit at Houston, 8:30 p ini.
Perhaps they were anxious to take th
big stage without big names like Randy.
Moss and Chad Pennington. Whatever
the reason, the Cincinnati fans, donning
their black and red, were definitely more
energized conic game time. But that was
It took all of four plays for Marshalt
quarterback Byron Leftwich to quiet the
crowd with his 77-yard touchdown pass
to Darius Watts. Marshall's sprea
offense looked to be running just fine,
ready to erase the memory of Randy
Moss leaping over players for touchi
Cincinnati's first drive began on its
Own 33. The Bearcats kept it On the
ground with tough running by Dema
McCleskev. A big fourth-down conver-
sion kept the drive going and, enabled
Deontay Kenner to thread the needle to a
double-covered LaDarius Vann on the
ensuing play. The 23-yard completio9
put them on the Marshall two yard line
and set up a McCleskey touchdown run
up the middle.
Marshall racked up four penalties in
the first quarter, continually stifling the
offense. With 2:35 left in the quarter,
Michael Owens blitzed from the strong
side dropping running back Ray Jackson
in the end zone for a safety, giving the
Herd a 9-7 lead.
Cincinnati put its only other score A
the board with another two-yard jot by
McCleskey. The touchdown was set up
by a Leftwich fumble on his own 21-
Leftwich later redeemed himself and
earned Most Valuable Player honors for
"I just wanted to come out and play
the best second half I could and I did
that," Leftwich said.
Coming out at halftime, he ran the no-
huddle to perfection, running for a scorO
and setting up a Frank Wallace four-yard
The Herd came out much more com-
posed in the second half both offensive,
ly and defensively. The 13-point third
quarter took the life out of the Bearcats
who couldn't muster another score.
"We have a lot of youth on this team,'
Marshall coach Bob Pruett said. "For
them to come back and do this, I thin
it's just awesome for Marshall University
and the MAC conference."
"In the first half I thought we had
things pretty much under control,"
Cincinnati coach Rick Minter said. "We
had some missed opportunities, but; in
the second half we came out flat and
never really recovered."
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