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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - December 10, 2001

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CLUBSporTSWEEKLY
- Edited by KareemrCopelandandJim Weber
Can't skate? New club

With a little help

A1EETiganEWailE
AT HL ET E O F T HE W EE K

Who: LeeAnn Bies
Hometown: Lakeview
Position: Center

Sport: Women's Basketball
Year: Junior

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By Kareem Copeland
Daily Sports Writer
Even without skates, Canadians
find a way to play their national pas-
time.
A new variation of hockey for those
lacking the skill to balance on metal
blades is now sweeping the U.S. -
Broomball.
"Broomball is a sport that is strate-
gically similar to hockey," club presi-
dent Adam Wilson said.
The game is played on a rink with
larger goals. Instead of skates, the
players wear shoes made of padded
sponge-rubber to get traction on the
ice. Specially designed brooms are
used to move a ball, which is compa-
rable to a small soccer ball.
The brooms are made of solid
molded rubber or corn-straw dipped in
rubber.
A raw form of broomball originated
in Canada in the early 20th century.
The sport has since gained recognition
and is played all over North America,
Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan and
Australia.
Wilson'and Mike Austin started the
club sport at Michigan two years ago.
"We decided to found the club
because we played intramural and did-

tockey' fun
n't feel it was enough," said Wilson.
Austin checked the Internet with
hopes of finding a tournament that
they could enter. They found one in
Syracuse, so the two teamed up with
three others and headed to New York.
"We got slaughtered, but we got
hooked," Wilson said. "We went to
two more tournaments that first year
and began the process to get club sport
recognition."
Club status was officially received
last year. The team now practices at
Yost Ice Arena. Using that surface
requires at least club status to use the
ice.
Since ice time is limited, practices
must be held Tuesdays at 1 a.m.
"We're last on the list because we're
the newest," Wilson said. "So we get
the crap time."
The team, which has grown-from 15
to 18 members, plans to attend four
events in 2002. Next on the schedule
is the 18th annualMolson Can-Am
Tournament on Jan. 11 in Syracuse.
The Molson Can-Am was the first
tournament the team ever entered.
The team also travels to Ontario,
Cincinnati and Rtochester, N.Y.
"Our goal is to win a tournament,"
Wilson said. "We've won games, but
not tournaments."

Why: Bies, a force inside the paint at 6-foot-3, did her biggest damage from
the charity stripe. Her final two free throws were'the difference in a hard-
fought 71-70 road win against Washington. She also scored 27 points and
added 11 rebounds. Friday night against Washington State, she scored 18
points and had 8 rebounds.

Bies

SPORTS BRIEFS

Crouch takes home the Heisman
AP PHOTO
Saturday, Eric Crouch became the first Nebraska quarterback to ever win
the Heisman Trophy. Crouch beat out Florida quarterback Rex Grossman by
just 62 points, the fourth closest margin of victory in the 67-year history of
the Heisman. Now, thanks to a Tennessee loss in the SEC championship
game, Crouch must prepare to lead the Cornhuskers into Pasadena for the
national championship game against Miami.
By The Numbers:
Crouch ran for 1,115 yards and scored 18 rushing touchdowns. He also
passed for 1,510 yards and seven touchdowns. He is one of only three major
major college quarterbacks to finish with over 3,000 rushing yards andh
4,000 passing yards in a career.
Play of the Year:
In Nebraska's 20-10 win over Oklahoma on Oct. 27, Crouch caught a 67-
yard touchdown pass from Mike Stuntz with 6:17 remaining in the fourth
quarter to put the game out of reach for the Sooners.

DAVID KAIL/DAILY
Members of the Nike Elite Team entertain the crowd at halftime of Saturday's
Michigan basketball game against Duke.
Wednesday, Dec. 12,
W Basketball at Toledo, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15
M Gymnastics in Maize and Blue Intrasquad, 7 p.m. (exhibition)
Ice Hockey vs. Harvard, 7:35 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16
W Gymnastics in Intrasquad Meet, 2 p.m. (exhibition)
W Basketball at Louisiana State, 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 21
W Basketball vs. Oakland, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 22
M Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan, 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 28
Ice Hockey vs. North Dakota at Great Lakes Invitational (Detroit), 4:05
p.m.
W Basketball vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29
Ice Hockey vs. Michigan Tech or Michigan State at Great Lakes Invitation-
al (Detroit), 4 or 7:35 p.m. r
M Basketball vs. San Francisco at Pete Newell Challenge (Oakland, Calif.),
8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30
W Basketball at Purdue, 2 p.m.
Tuesday. Jan. 1
Football vs. Tennessee at Florida Citrus Bowl (Orlando, Fla:), 1 p.m.
Wednesday. Jan. 2
W Basketball vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m.
M Basketball at Penn State, 8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 4
M Swim/Diving at Arizona, 3 p.m.
Wrestling vs. Lehigh, 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey at Notre Dame, 7:05 p.m.
W Gymnastics at Maui Invitational, midnight
Saturday, Jan. 5
M Basketball vs. Purdue, 12:17 p.m.
M Swim/Diving at Arizona State, 3 p.m.
Ice Hockey at Notre Dame, 7:05 p.m.
Wrestling at Cleveland State, 7:30 p.m.
M Track/Field hosts Jack Harvey Invitational
W Track/Field hosts Jack Harvey Invitational
Sunday, Jan. 6
W Basketball at Wisconsin 2:30 p.m.

O'Leary named to
replace Bob Davie
NOTRE DAME, Ind. (AP) -
George O'Leary was introduced as the
new coach at Notre Dame yesterday
and promised to lead the storied foot-
ball program back to a position among
the nation's best.
O'Leary, who led Georgia Tech to
five straight bowl games, replaced Bob
Davie, who was fired a week ago. The
Irish lost six or more games three times
under Davie, whose 35-25 record gave
him the third-worst winning percentage
in Irish history.
The oldest person ever hired as
Notre Dame coach, the 55-year-old
O'Leary was 52-33 in seven seasons at
Georgia Tech. He.was introduced to a
cheering crowd of several hundred
people in the Joyce Center one week
after Davie was fired in the same
building.
O'Leary told the crowd he consid-
ered the job of Notre Dame coach to be
one of the two best in sports, with the
other being manager of the New York
Yankees.
"Obviously my job is twofold, to
graduate our athletes and to win a lot
of football games," O'Leary said. "I'm
coming to Notre Dame to win games
and win a lot of them. That's what it is
all about."
The Irish, who haven't posted a top
10 finish since 1993 or a national
championship since 1988, hope that
O'Leary can get Notre Dame quickly
back among college football's elite pro-
grams.
Notre Dame President Edward Mal-

loy said he was enthusiastic about the
selection of O'Leary after meeting
with him on Saturday in Atlanta.
Notre Dame athletic director Kevin
White said O'Leary met the standards
he set in the search for a new coach -
a proven winner who could return the
Irish to national championship caliber.
"He knows what championship foot-
ball is about," White said.
Van Gundy resigns,
'lost focus' as coach
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) - Jeff
Van Gundy resigned unexpectedly as
head coach of the New York Knicks
on Saturday, just as the team was
playing its best basletball of the sea-
son.

The stunning deci-
sion came a day after
Van Gundy angrily
ended practice early
because he thought
his players lacked
intensity. He said he
had been considering
resigning since the
finally decided to do so
had "lost focus" as a

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because he

coach.
Van Gundy told the players of his
decision at their morning
shootaround.
Van Gundy took the Knicks to the
playoffs in each of his first six sea-
sons, including a trip to the 1999
NBA Finals and two trips to the East-
ern Conference finals.
Assistant Don Chaney coached
New York to a 101-99 win over the
Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

DAILYSCOREIBOARD

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NFL STANDINGS
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Eastern Division

NHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

Miami
New England
N.Y. Jets
Indianapolis
Buffalo
Central Division
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Cleveland
Tennessee
Cincinnati
Jacksonville
Western Division
Oakland
Seattle
Denver
San Diego
Kansas City

w
8
7
4
2

L T
3 0
5 0
5 0
7 0
10 0

W
10'
8
6
5
4
4
W
9
6
6
5
3

NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Eastern Division
W
Philadelphia 8
Washington 6
Arizona 5
N.Y. Giants 5
Dallas 4
Central Division

Pct.
.727
.615
.583
.364
.167
Pct.
.833
.667
.500
.417
.333
.333
Pct.
.750
.545
.500
.385
.273
Pct.
.667
.500
.417
.417
.333
Pct.
.750
.750
.583
.417
.000
Pct.
.833
.750
.583
.500
.077

PF PA
235 222
301 244
231 217
292 337
205 332
PF PA
228 144
237 214
220 208
238 294
163 234
207 210
PF PA
337 261
195 234
264 260
287 263
200 229
PF PA
279 155
175 236
218 289.
204 226
196 256

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

W L T OTL Pts GF
17 122 1 3792
16 8 4 1 37 84
13 8 5 1 32 76
13 113 2 31 66
12 103 2 29 66

w
17
15
15
13
12
w
13
12
11
7
6

L T OTL Pts GF
8 2 3 39 85
8 3 3 36 72
103 0 33 93
152 1 29 83
114 1 29 68
L T OTLPts GF
124 3 33 77,
144 0 28 86
15°2 1 25 57
162 3 19 56
173 2 17 64

GA
90
72
58
71
71
GA
67
67
73
80
70

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division

GA
90
93
64
83
108
GA
71
86
65
81
80

0

Chicago
Green Bay
Tampa Bay
Minnesota
Detroit

W
9
9
7
5
0
W
10
9
7
6
1

PF
234
282
238
247
214

PA
172
195
205
287
319

Detroit
Chicago
St. Louis
Nashville
Columbus
Northwest Division
Edmonton
Colorado
Calgary
Minnesota
Vancouver
Pacific Division
SanJose
Dallas
Phoenix
Anaheim
Los Angeles

W
22
15
14
10
7
W
17
17
14
11
12
W
14
12
12
9
8

L T RT Pts
5 2 1 47
9 7 0 37
9 5 1 34
154 0 24
175 1 20
L T RT PtsI
9 4 1 39
122 0, 36
8 6 2 36
115 2 29
173 0 27

GF
99
91
74
75
54
GF
83
75
78
78
83
GF
83
81
70
67
68

GA
65
60
71
86
88
GA
68
78
70
85
73

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Western Division
St. Louis
San Francisco
New Orleans
Atlanta
Carolina

PF PA
358 190
316 252
281 249
204 254
208 304

L T
7 5
8 6
9 5
17 3
14 4

RT Pts
3 36
3 33
3 32
1 22
2 22

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NFL GAMES
Yesterday's games
Dallas 20, N.Y. GIANTS 13
New Orleans 28, ATLANTA 10
Buffalo 25, CAROUNA 24
Green Bay 17, CHICAGO 7
St. Louis 27, SAN FRANCISCO 14
New England 27, CLEVELAND 16
Philadelphia 24, SAN DIEGO 14
Tampa Bay 15, DETROIT 12
Jacksonville 14, CINCINNATI 10
Minnesota 42, TENNESSEE 24
Washington 20, ARIZONA 10
Pittsburgh 18, N.Y. JETS 7
Oakland 28, KANSAS CITY 26
Seattle at DENVER, 8:30 p.m.
Today's game
Indianapolis at MIAMI, 9 p.m.
Saturday's games
Arizona at N.Y. GIANTS, 1:30 p.m.
Oakland at SAN DIEGO, 5 p.m.
Sunday's games
Atlanta at INDIANAPOLIS, 1 p.m.
Denver at KANSAS CITY, 1 p.m.
Cincinnati at N.Y. JETS, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at CHICAGO, 1 p.m.
Minnesota at DETROIT, 1 p.m.
New England at BUFFALO, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at CLEVELAND, 1 p.m.
Miami at SAN FRANCISCO, 4:05 p.m.
Dallas at SEATTLE, 4:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at WASHINGTON, 4:15 p.m.
Green Bay at TENNESSEE, 4:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh at BALTIMORE, 8:30 p.m.
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NHL GAMES
Yesterday's games
Los Angeles at CHICAGO, INC.
Today's games
Calgary at NY RANGERS, 7 P.M.
New Jersey atCOLUMBUS, 7 P.M.
Minnesota at MONTREAL, 7:30 P.M.
Philadelphia at ATLANTA, 7:30 P.M.
Detroit at CALGARY, 9 P.M.
Anaheim at COLORADO, 9 P.M.
Tampa Bay at VANCOUVER, 10 P.M.
New Jersey at PITTSBURGH, 7:30 P.M.
Nashville at SAN JOSE, 7:30 P.M.
Carolina at TORONTO, 7:30 P.M.
Vancouver at MINNESOTA, 8 P.M.
Florida at COLORADO, 9 P.M.
Tomorrow's games
Ottawa at NY ISLANDERS, 7 P.M.
Los Angeles at NASHVILLE, 7 P.M.
Phoenix at TORONTO, 7:30 P.M.
Pittsburgh at WASHINGTON, 8 P.M.
Edmonton at SAN JOSE, 10:30 P.M.
NBA STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

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

W
12
11
11
11
8
7
3
W
12
11
12
12
9
8
7
4

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L PCT
7 .632
7 .611
9 .550
10 .524
12 .400
12 .368
14 .176
L PCT
6 .667
6 .647
8 .600
11 .522
10 .474
12 .400
14 .333
15 .211
L PCT
4 .778
5 .722
8 .600
11 .450
13 .350
14 .333
14 .263

GB PFI
- 94.6
.5 95.9
1.5 87.8
2 104
4.5 86.1
5 90.5
8 83.4
GB PFI
- 97.4
.5 93.1
1 93.7!
2.5 98
3.5 94.4
5 90.9!
6.5 95.1
8.5 81.91

PA
91
91.3
88.7
97
87.1
94.6
88.5
PA
92.5
93.9
92
97.7
96.5
95
100.2
94.2

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RENAISSANCE.
WORLDGATE HOTEL

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division
WI
San Antonio 14
Minnesota 13
Dallas 12
Utah 9
Denver 7
Houston 7
Memphis 5

GB PF PA
- 100.8 92.7
1 99.8 93.4
3 100.6 99
6 97.7 99.2
8 93.8 97.3
8.588.6 93.5
9.5 89.4 97.8
GB PF PA
- 100.7 90.5
2 101.193.2

Pacific Division
LA Lakers
Sacramento

W L PCT
16 2 .889
15 5 .750

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