100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

March 04, 2002 - Image 10

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 2002-03-04

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - March 4, 2002

CLUBSPORTSWEEKLY
- Edited by Kareem Copeland and JimWeber
ue rifles through
opponents for fourth

Going international7

ATHLETE.OF THE WEEK

Who: Katie Jazwinski
Hometown: Grand Rapids

Sport: Women's track
Year: Junior

01

By Charles Paradis
Daily Sports Writer
Rifle sports have been a part of
Matthew Wolterstorff's life ever since he
was young. At Michigan, Wolterstorff
found a way to continue his interest.
"I grew up shooting with my dad,
and when I came here I got on the team
and started getting into the competi-
tion," Wolterstorff said.
For Wolterstorff and other rifle
enthusiasts at Michigan, there is a way
to continue their interests in rifle sports
or to develop a new attraction to the
activity. Devotees like Wolterstorff, and
the nine others on the Michigan rifle
team, practice and compete against
other schools in the nation.
Over spring break, the Michigan rifle
team traveled to Purdue for the Western
Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Cham-
pionship. Many of the other schools in
the conference, such as conference
champion Ohio State, field varsity
teams. But the Wolverines compete as a
club sport. This does not prevent the
team from competing at the highest
level, as Michigan finished fourth at
the championships last Saturday.
This weekend, Michigan will take on
several other schools in the state, when
it competes in the Michigan ROTC
League championship. The Wolverines
have won the Michigan ROTC League
for the last 15 years. The team hopes to
continue the streak this weekend when
M'NOTES

it takes on the likes of Western Michi-
gan and Eastern Michigan.
"We are almost certain to win the
tournament this Saturday," Wolterstorff
said.
While the local league derives its
name from the reserve officer training
corps, the association with the ROTC
faded away a long time ago. Since
marksmanship was dropped from the
ROTC program, the rifle competition is
no longer connected with the program.
"It was started as an ROTC league a
while ago, but now most of the schools
aren't ROTC affiliated," Wolterstorff
said.
The dominance of the Michigan
ROTC League is just one piece of the
storied history of the Michigan rifle
team. The team has been around for
more than half a century, making it one
of the oldest clubs on campus.
The ranks of the Michigan rifle team
have thinned out recently because of a
move the team was forced to make.
While the Wolverines once had a prac-
tice range on campus, they must now
travel to Jackson every Sunday to prac-
tice. The team had practice facilities on
Huron Parkway, but due to expansion by
the University, the shooting range is now
a construction site. Because of this
increased distance and the use of a pri-
vate rifle range, the team has been
forced to cut back from 22 members to
just 10. The team hopes to be able to
expand its numbers in the future.

What: Jazwinski was the catalyst for the Wolverines' Big Ten Championship
run, finishing with 26 points in three events. She won the mile run, and then
earned second place in both the 3,000-meter and 5,000 meter runs. Jazwin-
ski was named Athlete of the Meet for her success in State College, and
continued her roll this past weekend, notching a time of 4:44.4 at the Alex
Wilson Invitational - the best of the Invitational.

SPORTSB3RMFS

DANNY MOLOSHOK/Daily
Michigan's figure skating team placed in the top six at the U.S. Synchronized Team
Championships, making it an internationally competitive team for the first time ever.
Soccer riot injues 3

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)
- Pre-game violence between rival
soccer fans at three sites yesterday
left at least 30 people injured,
including one in serious condition
with multiple stab wounds.
A large group of River and Nueva
Chicago fans fought outside the sta-
dium about 30 minutes before the
game. Fans then confronted police,
who brought them under control
using rubber bullets and mounted
police.

One person was in serious condi-
tion after being stabbed in the stom-
ach, thigh and head, a spokesman
from the Hospital Pirovano said. At
least 12 others were taken to a hospi-
tal, and had already been released.
Police confirmed they had made at
least four arrests, though they had
no confirmation of the final number
injured.
Similar violence two weeks ago in
Buenos Aires and La Plata resulted
in three deaths.

Kobe shows O'Neal
how to land punches
NEW YORK (AP) - Kobe Bryant
and Reggie Miller were each suspended
two games without pay by the NBA
yesterday for fighting at the end of a
Pacers-Lakers game.
Both players also were fined -
Bryant $12,500 and Miller $10,000 -
for the fight that occurred after the Lak-
ers won 96-84 on Friday night in Los
Angeles.
Bryant missed and will miss Lakers'
home games yesterday against the
Houston Rockets and tomorrow against
the New Jersey Nets. Miller missed yes-
terday's game against the Sacramento
Kings and will be out for tomorrow's
home game against the Orlando Magic.
The NBA suspended Bryant for
"throwing a punch and fighting" and
Miller for "retaliating against Bryant
and fighting."
Lakers spokesman John Black said
he hadn't spoken to Bryant since learn-
ing of the NBA's decision yesterday
morning.
"I'm sure he won't contest the sus-
pension,"he said.
The fight took place near center
court, after the final buzzer. Miller
appeared to be walking toward Bryant
after the game, apparently trash-talking,
when Bryant suddenly threw a punch.
The melee spilled over onto the scorers'
bench before order was restored.
After the game, Bryant issued a state-
ment through the team, saying, "If
somebody comes at me, I'm going to

defend myself."
Indiana coach Isiah Thomas sai*
words apparently were exchanged.
"I saw Kobe take a swing," he said.
"Before I knew it, everyone was trying
to grab each other and hold each other
and make peace. I don't know what they
were saying or what it was about."
Cooper stays in-state
with new position
CINCINNATI (AP) -The Cincinnat
Bengals have hired former Ohio State
coach John Cooper as a part-time con-
sultant to help the Bengals scout college
players and assess them for the NFL
draft.
Cooper, 64, started as consultant/spe-
cial assistant on Friday at the NFL's
scouting combine in Indianapolis, the
Bengals said Thursday.
"I feel like I can help them uncover the
kind of information that teams need
about players before they draft them,"
Cooper said.
Ohio State fired Cooper after the 2000
season. He had a 111434 record as its
coach, but a record of 2-10-1 against
rival Michigan
Bengals owner and president Mike
Brown is an admirer of Cooper and has
long followed Ohio State, where his
father, Paul Brown, coached 60 years
ago.
"He has been a very accomplished
coach," Mike Brown said of Cooper. "He
knows good players and coaches and he's
wired into the college football world."
This is Cooper's first experience with
an NFL team.

__

Workouts bring team
together in Austin
The Michigan rowing team spent
spring break in unseasonably cold
Austin, Texas preparing for the
upcoming spring season. Coach
Mark Rothstein was pleased with
the work the Wolverines got in.
"We got done what we needed to
get done," Rothstein said. "We
showed some good speed."
In addition to the difficult work-
outs, Rothstein knows that trips of
this nature can help to bring the
team together.
On Saturday, the Wolverines con-
cluded their trip with a series of
2,000-meter exhibition races against
the Texas.
The Wolverines' first boat lost
just one of the races, and it was to
Michigan's own second boat.
The Wolverines hope that the
results of the friendly competition
are a sign of things to come.
Although it can be difficult to tell
this early just how fast the team is
going to be, Rothstein is optimistic
about the team's chances for suc-
cess.
."We're definitely going to be a
solid team," Rothstein said. "We'll
learn a lot more when we row
against Duke and Virginia" in the
first official regatta on March 30.
Rothstein also commented that
with the conditions constantly
changing, the team's times can be
hard to evaluate. So with no defini-
tive method for evaluation, the
Wolverines are set for a few weeks
of rigorous practice before their true
season begins.
"We want to solidify our selec-
tions for positions" in the next few
weeks, Rothstein said. "There is a

lot of competition (for different
spots). We (also) want to improve
technically and continue to work on
our fitness."
- Dan Rosen
Blue salvages break
with weekend wins
After being swept by seventh-ranked
Long Beach State, No. 8 San Diego and
eleventh-ranked Cal-San Diego (Feb.
26-27), the Michigan water polo team
rebounded Saturday with three wins in
the Brown Invitational.
The No. 13 Wolverines defeated Iona,
Princeton and No. 18 Brown - with a
6-4 overtime win. In the losing efforts
last week, Michigan (8-10) was lead by
Julie Nisbet and Jen Crisman with four
and three goals, respectively.
Michigan will head to Slippery Rock,
Pa. for the Southern Division Tourna-
ment this weekend. The Wolverines will
face Washington & Jefferson, Grove
City, Penn State-Behrend and Slippery
Rock.
- Staff reports
Gruden hires Parrish
in first move as coach
Former Michigan offensive coordi-
nator and quarterbacks coach Stan Par-
rish was hired by Tampa Bay coach Jon
Gruden to be the Buccaneers' new
quarterbacks coach.
Parrish was one of seven new offen-
sive assistants acquired by Gruden on
Feb. 25 in hopes of bolstering Tampa
Bay's offense, which was tied for 11 th
in the NFC last season in total yards
per game. Reasons for why Gruden
hired Parrish can be seen in the success
of Parrish's former Michigan quarter-
backs - including this year's Super
Bowl MVP Tom Brady.
- Staff reports

Pitching problems
lead to 1-8 start
The Michigan baseball team ven-
tured to sunny California to hit the
diamond against some premier pro-
grams in the collegiate ranks last
week.
Sunny weather usually equals better
performance in baseball. Although the
warm climate helped satiate the
team's batting needs, pitching was a
different story. During the team's first
seven games, the Wolverines surren-
dered 76 runs, compared to the 41
runs that they earned. The team gave
up ten runs.or more in five out of the
seven games. Pitching clearly is an
immediate area of concern for the
Wolverines.
The pitching became a problem for
the Wolverines when the other teams
began to strike early. In the third
game against UC-Riverside, Senior
right-hander Bobby Korecky gave up
four runs in the first two innings.
Although the offense was able to aid
the cause by providing three runs, the
host Highlanders broke the game open
with six runs in the fifth. Korrecky
lasted into the sixth, where he faced
just two batters. He ended up being
charged with two runs, which amount-
ed to 12 in all for the evening. The
win helped propel the Highlanders to
first place in their own Riverside
Baseball Invitational.
Pitching woes continued during the
Wolverines contest against Oregon
State. Although senior left-hander Jeff
Trzos pitched a personal best five and
two-thirds straight innings of one run
ball, his success ran out in the sixth.
With the game tied 1-1, the Anteaters
shook Tzros down for 6 runs. Harri-
son was forced to go to his bullpen,
which was eventually ruffed up for 10

more runs.
Success and the brightest part of the
tournament came against University of
California-Irvine. Pitching came togeth-
er in the form of a six inning, dominant
performance by junior right-hander Tien
Leveque. Leveque allowed a stingy three
hits and one run, earning his first victory
of the season. When the pitching came
together, the Wolverine's bats were able
to talk. Wolverine hitters came through
with nine hits, which brought home four
runs, including two RBI from first base-
man Mike Sokol.
Throughout the tournament, pitching
woes had overshadowed the powerful
bats of Wolverines like catcher Jake
Fox, third baseman Brock Koman, and
multitalented right-hander, second
baseman, and designated hitter Bobby
Korecky. It is clear that this west coast
trip has been a hard one; however, the
Michigan baseball team knows what it
has to do.
If Harrison can keep his pitchers on
the mound for six quality innings, the
strength of the team, the hitting, can
come through and propel the team to a
very positive and successful season.
-from staff reports
Softball continues
success down South
Michigan softball pitchers Nicole
Motycka (6-2) and Marissa Young (8-
2) continued their winning ways last
week with wins over four top-25 teams
- Arizona State, South Carolina,
Oklahoma and Oregon State.
In the NFCA Leadoff Classic, the
Wolverines lost to No. 8 Arizona State
on the first day 6-4, Motycka's first
loss of the season. On Feb. 24, Young
got revenge allowing just one run in
Michigan's 5-1 victory.
Young also had two singles in the win.
- Staff reports

Thursday March 7
M Basketball vs. Northwestern at Big Ten Tournament (Indianapolis, Ind.), 4:3
p.m.
Friday, March 8
Softball vs. Winthrop at Florida State Classic, 2 p.m.
Softball vs. Missouri-Kansas City at Florida State Classic, 6 p.m.
M Tennis at Minnesota, 7:30 pm.
Hockey vs. Lake Superior in CCHA First-Round Series, 7:35 p.m.
Baseball at Texas-San Antonio, 8 p.m.
M Basketball at Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals (Indianapolis, Ind.), TBA
M Track/Field at NCAA Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)
W Track/Field at NCAA Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Saturday March 9
Softball vs. Ball State at Florida State Classic, Noon
Water Polo vs. Washington & Jefferson at Southern Division Tournament (Slip-
pery Rock, Pa.), 1 p.m.
Baseball at Texas-San Antonio, 2 p.m.
W Gymnastics vs. Denver and Washington, 4 p.m.
Water Polo vs. Grove City (Slippery Rock, Pa.), 4 p.m.
Ice Hockey hosts CCHA First-Round Series, 7:35 p.m.
M Basketball at Big Ten Tournament Semifinals (Indianapolis, Ind.), TBA
Softball at Florida State Classic Playoffs, TBA
M Track/Field at NCAA Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)
W Track/Field at NtAA Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Wrestling at Big Ten Championships (Champaign)
Sunday, March 10
Water Polo vs.-Penn State-Behrend (Slippery Rock, Pa.), 11:30 a.m.
M Tennis at Wisconsin, 1 p.m.
Baseball at Texas-San Antonio, 2 p.m.
Water Polo at Slippery Rock in Southern Division Tournament, 2:30 p.m.
Ice Hockey hosts CCHA First-Round Series, 7:35 p.m. (if necessary)
M Basketball at Big Ten Tournament Championship Game, 3:30 p.m.
Softball at Florida State Classic Championship Rounds, TBA
Wrestling at Big Ten Championships (Champaign)
DAILY3COXLOARD

NBA STANDINGS

NHL STANDINGS

Free trip to
Israel!1
Sun
History
Trekking
Jerusalem
Archaeology
Beaches

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
New Jersey
Boston
Orlando
Philadelphia
Washington
Miami
New York
Central Division
Detroit
Milwaukee
Charlotte
Indiana
Toronto
Atl nta
Clefeland
Chicago
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division
Dallas
Minnesota
San Antonio
Utah
Houston
Denver
Memphis

W
39
31
31
30
28
25
21
W
34
34
29
29
29
21
21
16
W
40
40
38
32
21,
17
15

Pct
.672
.534
.525
.517
.483
.439
.368
Pct
.596
.586
.492
.492
.475
.362
.356
.271
Pct
.690
.678
.647
.552
.368
.309
.259
Pct
.737
.702
.593
.542
.500
.475
.281

GB
8
8.5
9
11
13.5
17.5
GB
.5
6
6
7
13.5
14
19
GB
.5
2.5
8
18.5
21.5
25.5
GB
1.5
7.5
10
13
14.5
25.5

Northeast Division
W
Boston 32
Toronto 32
Ottawa 31
Montreal 25
Buffalo 24
Southeast Division
W
Carolina 26
Washington 25
Tampa Bay 22
Florida 17
Atlanta 16

L
18
19
18
25
27
L
22
27
30
36
35

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L
Philadelphia 35 16
N.Y. Islanders 30 20
New Jersey 27 22
N.Y. Rangers 28 27
Pittsburgh 23 28

OL
3
3
3
3
4
OL
7
4
5
3
1
OL
5
1
3
4
4
OL
2
0
3
0
3
OL
1
3
2
3
5
OL
3
,3

Pts
79
70
66
63
56
Pts
76
74
74
61
57
Pts
68
60
53
43
43
Pts
96
77
73
58
43
Pts
76
67
65
62
53
Pts
74
69

GF GA
187 138
178 165
151 143
173 190
144 176
GF GA
184 155
181 153
192 150
156 164
157 156
GF GA
172 184
168 188
123 151
130 189
145 217
GF GA
197 133
177 166
168 139
149 160
124 181

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L
Detroit 44 11
Chicago 34 20
St. Louis 31 19
Nashville 24 27
Columbus 16 35

91

Pacific Division
W L
Sacramento 42 16
L.A. Lakers 40 17
Portland 35 24
Seattle 33 27
L.A. Clippers 30 30
Phoenix 28 31
Golden State 16 41
Yesterday's games
Philadelphia 96, TORONTO 84
Detroit 83 CHARLOTTE 81
NEW JERSEY 92, Chicago 84
San Antonio 99, NY KNIcKs 83

Northwest Division
W
Colorado 34
Vancouver 29
Edmonton 26
Calgary 25
Minnesota 19

L
21
25
24
24
28

GF GA
163 130
191 166
155 148
146 161
143 184
GF GA
181 150
165 142 '

Pacific Division
W L
San Jose 32 19
Los Angeles 29 2:

L9
>1

T
7
8

m

Back to Top

© 2017 Regents of the University of Michigan