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APRIL 16, 2002
Specter of Ed Martin
continues to haunt 'M'
By Joe Smith
March 25, 2002
They were considered the greatest
recruiting class ever assembled,
trendsetters that changed the face of
college basketball (on and off the
court) and one of the most intriguing
stories in sports in the early 90's.
Now, the "Fab Five," as they were
known nearly one decade ago, are
being labeled as a "disgrace" after
the latest Ed Martin indictment - at
least if one asks former athletic
director Don Canham, who served
"We worked 100 years to do it the
right way, but then you bring the
'Fab Five' in and it ruins every-
thing," said Canham.
Instead of celebrating the 10-year
reunion of the "Fab Five" making it
to the National Championship game
as freshmen and sophomores, thet
Fab Five legacy now has been deliv-
ered a severe black eye.
The latest indictment states that ==*
Martin, a banned booster, gave four
former Michigan players, including
Fab Five star Chris Webber a total of
$616,000 during their high school3
and college careers.h
Webber, who testified before the
grand jury in Martin's case in
August of 2000, was alleged to haveF
received money from 1988 to 1993,$
starting in his freshman year in high
school through his sophomore and
final season at Michigan.
Now, with Michigan in danger of
serious NCAA sanctions, there have
been thoughts that the WolverinesM
should disown guys like Webber,
Robert Traylor, Louis Bullock and
Maurice Taylor for taking dirty Former Michigan star Robert Traylor celebrates the Wolverines' Big Ten
money. Tournament victory. He allegedly took $160,000 from booster Ed Martin.
CagCrs welcome new sheriff
Wolverines get rocked
by Volunteers, 45-17
By Jon Schwartz a long time; Tennessee ran over and
Jan. 7, 2002 above the Wolverines. On one play, Ten-
nessee tight end Jason Witten out-ran
ORLANDO, Fla. - In recent years, the entire Michigan secondary for a 64-
the Florida Citrus Bowl has been yard touchdown - all 265 pounds of
friendly to Michigai - so friendly, in him.
fact, that Michigan kept on going back. But despite looking shell-shocked
But on New Year's Day 2002, the and flat, Michigan was able to keep the
Wolverines saw what happens when game close, going into halftime down
you overstay your welcome. Saw it to just 24-10 after Tennessee jumped to a
the tune of a 45-17 thrashing at the 17-0 lead.
hand of Tennessee. On one play, Michigan even fumbled
Quarterback Casey Clausen found twice, as quarterback John Navarre was
Tennessee receivers for 26 completions hit and dropped the ball. Tailback B.J.
and 393 yards to lead his team to victo- Askew picked it up and ran 10 yards
ry in the first ever meeting between the before dropping it himself, giving Ten-
two schools. Clausen was named the nessee'the ball. All-America defensive
game's MVP, throwing for three touch- tackle John Henderson forced the first
downs and running for two more. drop and recovered Askew's fumble. Up
"Tennessee is a great football team," 3-0 at the time, the Volunteers scored a
FILE PHOTO said Michigan coach Lloyd Carr. "We quick touchdown on a 3-yard pass by
all saw that today. My hat's off to them." Clausen to Kelley Washington.
The loss marked the end to a disap- Meanwhile, Michigan started out
pointing season for the Wolverines, a conservatively, attempting to run up the
year that saw them fall to both Michi- middle right at Henderson. Chris Perry,
gan State and Ohio State en route to an starting in place of Askew who had
8-4 record. been late for practice earlier in the
The Volunteers controlled the pace week, was stuffed by Henderson three
early and never let up. With speed the times before the Wolverines had gained
likes of which Michigan hasn't seen in two total yards.
By Jeff Phillips
March 30, 2001
When Athletic Director Bill Mar-
tin announced the hiring of Tommy
Amaker on Mar. 29, 2001, he com-
mitted Michigan to a tradition, a
For the first time since the hiring
of Bo Schembechler in 1969, the
Wolverines have gone outside the
program to hire a head coach. This
was a calculated move by the Athlet-
"The decision was that we were
going to go out (of the program)
from day one," Martin said. In
order to find a new head coach,
Michigan went to one of the most
successful programs of the past 15
years, the Blue Devils.
Amaker is proud of his label as a
"Krzyzewski guy," and embraces it
openly. "I'm very proud to have
been a player for him. I'm very
proud to have been an assistant for
him," Amaker said. "If anyone said
(I was a Krzyzewski protege) it
would be the highest compliment I
Amaker has spent 13 years under
Krzyzewski's guidance. He played
on Duke's national runner-up team
in 1986 and was an assistant on the
Blue Devils' back-to-back national
See AMAKER, Page 11B
Victory for M-S-U!
Remember when Michigan State's athletic program used to be the unques-
tioned second banana in the state? My, how times have changed. During the
last four years, the Spartans have abused Michigan in the major sports.
Mk*him Sta~tq Michigan
Basketball wins 7, aot les 4 points
Tce hockey wins 1 7 7
Former Michigan basketball coach Brian
Ellerbe was fired March 13, 2001.
Michigan coach Tommy Amaker has a
lot of expectations surrounding him.
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