2B - The Michigan Daily - Tipoff 2001 - Thursday, November 8, 2001
The Michigan Daily - Tipoff 200
(Tommy Amaker) has really tried to show us what we've done in
the past. Coach (Brian) Ellerbe was like, "We're just Michigan,
you guys should know what it is that's going on" For me being a
local kid, I know exactly what's been going on with Michigan.
But for some of the guys from the Wst coast, East coast, they
don't really have any idea what Michigan did, or who Rumeal
Robinson is, to be perfectly honest.
- Chris Young
Getting ready to Dance
As we "tip off" our first basketball
season together, I want to say thank you
for the support that we have received
since our arrival in Ann Arbor. Our staff
and team have been overwhelmed by
the enthusiasm that you have shown.
I ask you to continue to show that
enthusiasm and support throughout our
first season. We are going to ask our
players to play hard and to play together.
We believe that good things will happen
for us if we do those two things.
We consider you to be part of our
team, and we will ask the same of you.
Please "play hard" - be passionate
about our team, and "play together" -
be present with us in Crisler Arena.
WE NEED YOU!! You are an inte-
gral part of Michigan Basketball, and
we look forward to our first season with
you! We will see you in Crisler on
November 11; and Go Blue!
Tommy Amaker is in his first year as
Michigan's head coach
Last year saw an old champion return to the winner's
circle as the Duke Blue Devils captured their third title in
11 years. In the championship game, they were led by a
seemingly unstoppable Mike Dunleavy, who emerged as
one of the most dangerous shooters in the'country. And
... oh yeah ... they also have this kid named Jason
Williams, who handles the ball pretty well.
So who is to contend with the Blue Devils, who lost
Shane Battier but have retooled, as they always do? Per-
haps third-ranked Illinois, or ACC rival Maryland.
There's an old juggurnaut in Lexington that is creeping
up in the rankings, and a new one in Gainsville. UCLA
and Kansas are threats, as always, and they are joined in
the top 10 by some not-so familiar teams, such as St.
Joseph's, Missouri and Iowa.
The trip to the Big (Enchantment Under the Sea)
Dance begins soon; how will it end?
So many teams, five short months. You don't have to
wait until March to get excited, so get ready for the best
show in sports - the college basketball season.
Tommy Amaker did not
build a time machine, but
he is taking strides to bring
Michigan back to the future.
Young, who is from
Plymouth, recalls the
of 1989. Rumeal Robin-
son sank two .:
free throws in
beat Seton Hall
(before Amaker's tenure
with the Pirates) 80-79.
But not everyone at Michi-
gan grew up with the
Maize and Blue - basket-
ball players included.
Through several changes
in the Michigan basketball
progra m,fro m the new
look of the arena to a fresh
approach with his team,
Amaker is looking to instill
the pride and glory that
was once syn-
Amaker is asking
for patience from
2001 is just the
first step in returning
Michigan to past glories.
Amaker had a mural of
Rumeal Robinson's fateful
moment put in the corridor
of the Crisler lockerroom.
Now all the Wolverines
know the name and face
of Rumeal Robinson.
GRAY'S SPORTS ALMANAC
HOw DID BIFF MAKE HIS FORTUNE IN THE SECOND
BACK TO THE FUTURE? BY READING A COPY OF
GRAY'S SPORTS ALMANAC, TRANSPORTED THROUGH
TIME. SINCE YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO THAT,
YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO SETTLE ON THE PREDICTIONS
OF THE DAIlY'S BASKETBALL WRITERS.
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Charley's would like to be thefirst to
conygtulate you with a free meal. Just bring
along a friend and proper ID, and select your
favorite entree from our famous menu. It's
just our way ofsaying
C a e ' md thks or
Chalcy's celebrating with us.
David M. Horn, Benjamin Singer,
EDITOR IN CHIEF
MANAGING SPORTS EDITOR
Raphael Goodsrein, Jeff Phillips,
Benjamin Singer, Joe Smith
(Rumeal Robinson image courtesy of
Michigan Arhletic Department)
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