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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - Monday, February 4, 2002

CLUBSPORTSWEEKLY
Editd by Kareem Copeland ard Jim Weber
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effort for club spikers

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AT eL F itE WEilK
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Who: Amy McCullough
Hometown: West Bloomfield

Sport: Women's Swimming
Year: Freshman

By Josh Holman
Daily Sports Writer
In a club sport that involves bi-
weekly practices and two road trips
per month over a season that lasts the
entire school year, the women's vol-
leyball club finds more than enough
time for bonding, an experience that
is often cherished for the average
group of females.
Volleyball is one of the Universi-
ty's more popular clubs, fielding
between 60-70 hopefuls during their
fall and winter tryouts.
"I was really nervous when I tried.
out," junior Amanda Hopkins said. "I
didn't think I'd make it. You might
say it's just club, but to me, it's not
just club. It's definitely an accom-
plishment."
After a selection by committee that
starts with the coaches and considers
the opinions of the club's officials
and members, making either the
team's 'A' or 'B' squad becomes
quite an accomplishment.
"All of the girls have a lot of sup-
port for one another," sophomore
Meredith Hasse said. "It doesn't real-
ly matter which team you are on.
We're just one big happy family."
Making the team is just the first
step for these women. The season
lasts from September through April
and will often occupy half of the
weekends on a player's schedule.
Some of the most recent away tour-
naments have landed the Wolverines
at Ohio State and Indiana.
Last year's national tournament,
took place in Kansas City. The team

ended up winning the silver division
and finished the year with a No. 17
national ranking.
This year, the Wolverines hope to
improve on last year's success as they
prepare for the national tournament
in Dallas at the end of April.
"Because you're away from cam-
pus during nationals, it forces us to
hang out with each other," junior Jess
Knapp said. "That's when you really
get to know about each other."
The team's rise through the nation-
al rankings in recent years has been a
good measuring stick for how capa-
ble it really is.
"Two seasons ago we had a girl
try out for the varsity team here who
is still playing for them," club presi-
dent Erin Myers said, "so that
should give you an idea of our com-
petitive level."
The competitive reputation the
team carries is just one of the factors
that draw out prospective members.
Some players have been recommend-
ed by high school coaches, while
others just learned about the team
from a classmate in math.
Whatever the reason they come out
to play, the overwhelming factor that
keeps them playing is the relation-
ships they form.
"Normal things can turn out to be
so fun with the team," sophomore
Elisabeth Lawrence said. "Random
things like going to the grocery
stores will end up being a blast."
The team's next home tournament
takes place on March 23 at the intra-
mural building, where the club will
play host to a 16-team pool.

What: Just one day after defeating Northwestern by more than 15 seconds
in the 1,000-yard freestyle, McCullough swam an NCAA automatic qualifying
time of 10:28.8 against Notre Dame. McCullough also won the 500 free and
was a part of the first-place 400 free relay in Saturday's loss to Notre Dame.
McCullough is one of four Wolverines who are guaranteed to go to the NCAA
Championships in Austin, Texas, Mar. 21-23.

McCullough

SPORTS BRIEFS

High Tide alert: 'Bama
given 5 years probation

DANNY MOLOSHOK/Daily
Michigan president B. Joesph White (right) and Bo Schembechler share
some laughs during Michigan's men's basketball victory over Wisconsin.
New crew in Canton
The NFL announced its Hall of Fame Class for 2002 and
will be introducing five new inducties into Canton, Ohio.
Jim Kelly, QB, Buffalo Bills: Though 0-4 in his Super h
Bowl appearances, Kelly passed for 35,467 yards and
237 touchdowns in his 11-year career in Buffalo. '
John Stallworth, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Unlike Kelly,
Stallworth was a perfect 4-0 in the Super Bowls in
which-he participated. Playing for a team known for it's }
"steel curtain" defense, he was one of the few offen-
sive players that stood out during the Steelers' reign in
the 1970s.
Dave Casper, TE, Oakland Raiders: Known as "The Ghost," Casper played
from 1974-1984 and made the Pro Bowl four times. He caught 378 pass-
es, 52 of which were touchdowns. Casper played for the Minnesota
Vikings and Houston Oilers as well.
Dan Hampton, DE/DT, Chicago Bears: Despite the fact that Hampton was
arrested last Monday for drunk driving, he was still elected to the Hall.
An All-Pro six times, Hampton was a vital part of the Bears' 1985 Super
Bowl championship team.
George Allen, coach, Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins: Allen,
who passed away on New Year's Eve in 1990, never had a losing season
in his 12-year career. He finished with a record of 116-47-5.
Five are Canton-ized
in the NFL this year

Walk-on player dies
during conditioning
DeKALB, Ill. (AP) -A student try-
ing out for the Northern Illinois Uni-
versity football team died Friday after
collapsing during conditioning drills.
Jawan Jackson, of the Chicago sub-
urb of Robbins, was running sprints
with the football team when he fell to
one knee around 6:55 a.m. at the
Northern Illinois student recreation
center, the university said.
He collapsed while athletic trainers
were tending to him and they immedi-
ately tried to resuscitate him before
calling paramedics, according to the
university statement.
Jackson, a 19-year-old freshman,
was taken to Kishwaukee Community
Hospital, where he was pronounced
dead at 7:40 a.m.
"He appeared to be a healthy young
man who was in fairly good shape,"
DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller
said.
"We require that any athlete trying
out for a sport sign a certificate that
indicates they have had a physical
exam and are able to participate in try-
outs, and he had done so,"' Northern
Illinois spokeswoman Melanie Magara
said of Jackson.
Crouch not Heisman-
like in Hula Bowl win
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Nick
Rolovich threw three touchdown
passes in the first half to lead the
South to a 45-28 victory over the
North in the Hula Bowl on Satur-
day.
The Hawaii quarterback won the
South MVP award while outshining
the other All-Stars, including Heis-
man Trophy winner Eric Crouch of
Nebraska, who was 4-of-l1 for 45
yards and three interceptions.
The All-Star game at War Memor-
ial Stadium in Maui closed the col-
lege football season. It also was the

final college game for Steve Spurn-,
er, who resigned at Florida and was
hired as coach of the Washington
Redskins. Spurrier was an assistant
South coach, under Oklahoma's Bob
Stoops, a former Florida assistant.
Verron Haynes of Georgia led the
South's ground attack, rushing for
84 yards and a touchdown.
The South dominated the entire'
game, taking a 28-7 lead in the first'
half, capitalizing on five North
turnovers and running up 308 yards
on offense. Haynes got the scoring
going in the first quarter with a
three-yard plunge.
The 45 points by the South was
the highest output since 1968.
Rolovich went on to complete 9 of
17 passes for 163 yards and three
touchdowns in the first half, includ-
ing two to Oregon tight end Justin
Peelle. He finished with 171 yards
on 10-of-18 passing.
Georgia Tech bios
cause new problems
ATLANTA (AP) - Rick Smith was
forced to resign as Georgia Tech's
defensive coordinator after a commit-
tee concluded he misrepresented him-
self in his media guide profile.
Smith, hired last month by new
coach Chan Gailey, admitted Monday
he never played on the football and
baseball teams at Florida State, as his
profile said. He offered his resignation
Friday.
"You don't want to bring anyone
in where they don't have a wide base
of support from the faculty, the stu-
dents and the alumni," said Bill
Wepfer, associate chairman of the
School of Mechanical Engineering.
"There's a sense that we are in a new
era where everything has to be per-
fect.
"So there was a lot of concern from
people in the Georgia Tech community
that felt we needed to rise to this new
level."

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -
Alabama paid a hefty price for rogue
boosters.
The NCAA placed the Crimson
Tide on five years' probation Friday,
and jolted the program Bear Bryant
built into a power with a two-year
bowl ban and heavy scholarship
reductions.
The governing body said it con-
sidered giving the Crimson Tide the
most severe punishment - the death
penalty - under the repeat violator
rules for a recruiting scandal in
which boosters were accused of pay-
ing money for high school players.
"The message is we're not kid-
ding," said Thomas Yeager, chairman
of the infractions committee. "If you
just refuse to adhere to what the uni-
versity's telling you, there's going to
be consequences. They need to get
the message."
Yeager said Alabama was
"absolutely staring down the barrel
of a gun" for the recruiting scandal
in which boosters were accused of
paying money for prep players.
"These violations are some of the
worst, most serious that have ever
occurred," he said.

The university, which was accused
of 11 major violations - one was
later withdrawn -- and five minor
charges under two former coaches,
said it would appeal.
President Andrew Sorensen said
university officials "are firm in our
belief that the penalties are inappro-
priate.
"We regret that we must prolong
this process, but the decision we
have been given today is simply
unacceptable," Sorensen said.
Barring a successful appeal, the
program that leads the nation in
bowl appearances (51) and bowl
wins (29) will miss the postseason
for consecutive years for the first
time since 1957 and 1958, the year
Bryant arrived.
The Tide contested the two most
publicized charges involving claims
that boosters made five-figure pay-
ments to lure two recruits.
But it admitted some violations
and imposed penalties on itself,
including a reduction of 15 scholar-
ships over three years and the tem-
porary disassociation of three
boosters at the heart of the recruiting
scandal.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jim Kelly
had one word and one wish when told
Saturday he had been elected to the Pro
Football Hall of Fame on his first try.
"Wow," the quarterback who took the
Buffalo Bills to four straight Super
Bowls said. "This is extra special for
me because my son Hunter will be 5
years old on Valentine's Day. I said I
would love to have my son with me
when this day does happen, and I will
keep my fingers crossed and pray when
it comes to Hall of Fame day that he
will still be with me."
Kelly, the first former-USFL play-
er to make the Hall of Fame, will be
inducted on Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio,
along with John Stallworth, Dave
Casper, Dan Hampton and the late
George Allen. Kelly is also the first

of the vaunted class of '83 quarter-
backs selected.
"When we came out in '83, you
never thought about the Hall of Fane,"
Kelly said. "The first thing was making
an impact in the NFL. With John
(Elway) and Dan (Marino) and the guys
in that class, I'm honored to be first"
Two finalists who did not make the
Hall of Fame were Bill Parcells and
Bob Kuechenberg.
While Kelly lost all four of his Super
Bowl appearances, Stallworth was 4-0
with the Pittsburgh Steelers teams of
the 1970s, which were more known for
defense. But he is the fifth offensive
player from those great teams to make
the Hall, and he joins receiving partner
Lynn Swann, who was elected last year.
"I am trying to calm my wife down,
he said. "She is running around the
house screaming."
Stallworth scored the winning touch-
down, a 73-yard reception, in the 1980
Super Bowl. He holds Super Bowl
records for career average per catch
(24.4 yards) and single game average
(40.33 in 1980).
Casper, nicknamed "The Ghost," was
one of the game's most versatile tight
ends for a decade (1974-84). He was a
four-time All-Pro who played in five
Pro Bowls. He perhaps is best known
for scoring on the 1978 "Holy Roller"
play for the Oakland Raiders that led to
a rules change regarding advancing
fumbles.
"I never knew if I would make it"'
said Casper, who celebrated his 50th
birthday Saturday. "I was on a good
team. A lot of it was I was in a good
place and I didn't screw up and good
things happened."
Hampton was in the midst of very
good things with the Chicago Bears,
where he was a force on one of the
most fearsome defenses in NFL histo-
ry. The fourth overall pick in the 1979
draft, he played end and tackle and
fought off injuries throughout his
career to rank among the most danger-
ous pass rushers and run stoppers in the
league.
Hampton was arrested Monday night
in Arkansas on a drunken-driving
charge. His arraignment has been set
for Feb. 20.
"Yes, I did think this would hurt my
chances," he said Saturday from Little
Rock, Ark. after learning of his elec-
tion. "I've made some bad decisions in

Thursday, Feb. 7
M Basketball vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 8
M Swim/Diving vs. Michigan State, 6 p.m.
Wrestling at Penn State, 7 p.m.
Hockey vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 7:05 p.m.
M Gymnastics at Winter Cup Challenge (Las Vegas, Nev.)
M Track/Field at USTCA Collegiate Challenge (State College)
W Track/Field at USTCA Collegiate Challenge (State College)
Saturday, Feb. 9
M Basketball vs. Penn State, 11 a.m.
W Tennis vs. Illinois-Chicago, 11 a.m.
M Swim/Diving vs. Michigan State, Noon
Hockey vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 7:35 p.m.
M Gymnastics at Winter Cup Challenge (Las Vegas, Nev.)
M Track/Field at USTCA Collegiate Challenge (State College)
W Track/Field at USTCA Collegiate Challenge (State College)
Sunday. Feb. 10
W Gymnastics vs. Georgia, 2 p.m.
Wrestling at Ohio State, 2 p.m.
W Basketball at Ohio State, 4 p.m.
DAILY COOAW

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
New Jersey
Boston
Washington
Philadelphia
Orlando
New York
Miami
Central Division
Milwaukee
Toronto
Detroit
Indiana
Charlotte
Atlanta
Cleveland
Chicago
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division
Dallas
Minnesota
San Antonio
Utah
Houston
Denver
Memphis
Pacific Division
Sacramento
LA. Lakers
Portland
Phoenix
Seattle
LA. Clippers
Golden State

w
31
27
24
24
24
18
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27
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24
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33
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30
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36
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24
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21
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24
27
28
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18
20
21
24
23
32
32
35
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11.5
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13.5
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21

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L
Philadelphia 31 14
N.Y.Islanders 26 18
N.Y. Rangers 25 23
New Jersey 23 20
Pittsburgh 22 23

Northeast Division
W
Boston 29
Toronto 28
Ottawa 27
Montreal .22
Buffalo 22
Southeast Division
W
Carolina 23
washington 20
Tampa Bay 19
Florida 16
Atlanta 13

L
15
17
17
21
25
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19
26
27
30
31

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L
Detroit 36 10
Chicago 30 17
St. Louis 29 15
Nashville 20 25
Columbus 14 31

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Pts
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60
57
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65
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69
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67
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58
54
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62
59
58
57

GF GA
164 121
150 143
155 167
132 129
126 149
GF GA
158 133
159 135
163 130
143 146
141 138
GF GA
153 165
147 171
102 127
107 159
127 194
GF GA
170 117
154 145
151 118
136 144
107 150
GF GA
141 116
142 131
166 146
126 139
126 156
GF GA
155 135
143 122
141 140
131 136

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Northwest Division
W
Colorado 30
Edmonton 25
Vancouver 26
Calgary 22
Minnesota 17

L
18
20
24
21
23
L
17
19
18
19

Yesterday's games
Miami 94 NY KNIcKs 83
San Antonio 105 ORLANDO 98
WASHINGTON 109, Indiana 89
LA Lakers 101, DALLAS 94

Pacific Division
San Jose
Los Angeles
Dallas
Phoenix

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