10A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 13, 2003
to pay dues for
By Dan Rosen
Daily Sports Writer
Michigan forward Charlie Henderson has skated at Michi-
gan State's Munn Ice Arena dozens of times. But the East
Lansing native has never come out of the tunnel wearing
maize and blue. He's never absorbed the harassment of the
Spartan faithful. And he can't wait to do it.
"I've always dreamed about playing at Munn' Henderson,
whose uncle is the rink manager there, said. "Ever since I
came here, I've been looking forward to the date that I play
against (Michigan State) there."
Last year, the Wolverines faced the Spartans in the historic
"Cold War" outdoors at Spartan Stadium. As a result, Hen-
derson hasn't had a chance to play at Michigan State's home
ice arena as a Wolverine. He is hoping that this will be his
It's been a frustrating year thus far for the sophomore. After
walking on as a freshman, Henderson earned a spot as a regu-
lar in the lineup over the second half of last season and he
took advantage, notching 13 points and seven goals.
But things haven't gone the way he would have hoped yet
this year. All season, Henderson has been struggling to earn
the playing time that he used to get consistently. He has
dressed in just 12 of 28 games so far this season.
"He had a good year last year," associate coach Mel Pear-
son said. "He scored some big goals for us in the second half,
so he's capable. Unfortunately this year, there have just been
some people who have probably played better than he has."
For Henderson, that's been tough to swallow.
"It's been really difficult for me," Henderson said. "Last
year, I got accustomed to playing all the time and (I got in) a
groove. This year it's just a little bit tougher to find a groove
and to keep that confidence going that I had last year. But
you've got to just keep working hard, and if you keep working
hard good things will happen."
His efforts are starting to pay off.
Last weekend against Northern Michigan, Henderson
returned to the lineup and provided a spark for the Wolver-
ines. He didn't score a goal, but Henderson's play still drew
rave reviews from coaches and teammates.
"Charlie, I thought, came in and played really well this
By Eric Chan
Daily Sports Writer
The Big 12? PAC-10? ACC? Su
powerhouses in basketball and foot
wrestling, the Big Ten has always
only getting better.
With teams like Iowa and Minn
been established as two of the top
and the emergence of Michigan, O
the past 10 years, the Big Ten look
front of college wrestling for a long
"There's no doubt that the BigI
conference in college wrestling'" M
land said. "The thing is, it's onlyg
the top recruits want to come wres
they know how competitive the c
(the Big Ten) even tougher."
The Big Ten has won every NC
title in the past 10 years. Minnesota
Iowa had taken five straight beforet
Recently, there has been a lot ofd
The biggest surprise this season
which has emerged as a Big Ten tit
made a big statement last weekend
gan to move into second place in th
The Golden Gophers, who have1
two seasons, have looked vulnerabl
Iowa in its first dual meet and ha
Oklahoma State and Iowa again. Ti
er shot at the Hawkeyes this weeken
Iowa has always been the big n
The Hawkeyes have legendary wre
thank for that. Every wrestler know
undefeated throughout college, and
his career. After finishing at Iowa S
Gable went on to win a gold med
process, he crushed the wrestler w
record. Gable was a great wrestl
coach. In his 21-year tenure withI
wrestling leads nation
won 21 Big Ten titles and 15 national titles.
"Coach Gable is a big reason why the Big Ten is the way it
is," McFarland said. "When he was down at Iowa and win-
ure, these conferences are ning all those titles, everyone was trying to be like them."
ball. But when it comes to The Big Ten's strength in wrestling has protected its pro-
been the elite - and it's grams from Title IX - so far. Title IX was implemented to
improve gender equality in collegiate athletics. Wrestling is
esota, which have already among the lower-revenue sports, and has been targeted by
programs in the country, many of the nation's athletic departments affected by Title IX.
)hio State and Illinois over Some of the nation's best wrestlers are without a team to
s poised to be at the fore- wrestle on because of Title IX. The most well known of these
time. talented wrestlers is Stephen Neal - a World and NCAA
Ten is the most dominant champion at Cal-State Bakersfield who now plays guard for
Michigan coach Joe McFar- the New England Patriots. When Cal-State Bakersfield shut
getting better. Every year, down its program, Neal still had eligibility and was the
tle in the Big Ten because favorite to come back and win another national title. Instead,
onference is. That makes Neal, who hadn't played football since high school, joined the
Patriots and was starting by season's end.
CAA Championship team "Title IX has definitely hurt wrestling," McFarland said.
a has won the last two, but "It's just a matter of time until the Big Ten is affected, but
that. right now, it's going strong."
disparity in the Big Ten.
Sophomore Charlie Henderson (left) is hoping to make an
impact when Michigan head's to East Lansing Saturday.
weekend," Pearson said. "Even though he didn't score, he
added some speed and jump."
Pearson thought Henderson's success was a by-product of
the high pace at which he practices. Sophomore forward Eric
"The whole season, no matter what, whether he's in the
lineup or out of the lineup, he works his butt off every day
he comes to the rink," Nystrom said. "That's tough to do,
especially when you're out of the lineup and your confi-
dence is down."
With freshman Brandon Kaleniecki questionable for this
weekend's series due to a high ankle sprain, it's possible that
Henderson will be back on the ice against the Spartans. And
if he is, the trip to East Lansing will have been a long time
coming for Henderson.
"Friday night's going to be a big game; I don't want to
look past that. But Saturday will be unbelievable, just
because it's my hometown," Henderson said. "So hopefully
I get a chance to play... there in front of my hometown,
family and friends."
n may be Michigan State,
le contender. The Spartans
, beating Iowa and Michi-
been dominant in the past
e of late. Minnesota fell to
s since lost to Iowa State,
he Gophers will get anoth-
id in Iowa City.
ame in college wrestling.
stling coach Dan Gable to
s Gable's story: Gable was
I lost in the final match of
tate with a 182-1 record,
al in the Olympics. In the
iho blemished his college
er, but is an even better
Iowa, the Hawkeyes have
NICOLE I LWILLmIGE/Uaily
Michigan junior Shaun Newton is a big reason for why the Big
Ten has become such a dominant conference.
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Football T-shirts to
be decided in contest
The athletic department is accepting
designs for a T-shirt to be worn by stu-
dents next season in the Big House.
The deadline for submissions is Friday,
Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. The winner will be
announced in late February.
Submissions are required to be four-
color designs for the front and back of a
maize short-sleeve T-shirt. The winner
will help hold the "Go Blue" banner in
the opener and get two season tickets.
-from Staff Reports.
What can you do in under four min-
utes? Brush your teeth? Eat breakfast
on the go? Michigan track stars Nate
Brannen and Nick Willis can both run
the mile in that time.
Last weekend at the Meyo Invita-
tional at Notre Dame's Loftus Sports
Complex, Brannen and Willis became
the fifth and sixth (respectively) ath-
letes in University of Michigan history
to achieve sub-four minute perform-
ances in the mile. .
Brannen was runner up in the race
with a time of 3:57.96 and Willis
finished fourth with a time of
3:58.15. Both times were not only
NCAA-qualifying times, but also
two of the five world's fastest-mile
times of 2003.
"It was so exciting. The first four
runners were so close together that I
didn't know what place the two boys
came in; only that they were both
within the sub-four minute marker,"
Michigan coach Ron Warhurst said.
For Willis, a freshman from New
Zealand, this was his first time break-
ing four minutes in the mile. But he
has already posted two other NCAA
eligible times in the distance medley
relay and the 3000-meter run..
For Brannen, a sophomore from
Cambridge, Ontario, this was his sec-
ond time running a sub-four minute
mile. Amazingly enough, his first
time was in the summer of his senior
year in high school.
"I played hockey and ran track in
grade school, but in ninth grade I had
to choose running because I knew that
it would hold a better future for me,"
A well-matched pair, Brannen and
Willis train together, plan out their
races together and room together on
road trips. i
"Nick and I are best friends, on and
off the track," Brannen said.
The two obviously have a bright
future in running at Michigan.
"Willis and Brannen really compli-
ment one another," Warhurst said.
"Together they'll plan out how they
want to race, and during the actual run
they are only out on the track to beat
one another, But, after the event is
over, they'll say 'thanks for getting me
through the race."'
With The Big Ten Championship
nearing (March 1-2), Warhurst would
really like for each runner, thrower and
jumper to achieve his individual best.
The Big Ten is a very competitive
conference for men's track and field
and it is difficult to stay up at the top
with talented teams like Wisconsin
"We have a very draining season.
We are in season for nine months out
of the year. Every athlete has to stay
extremely focused," Warhurst said.
This weekend the Wolverines will
head 'off t ocompete at Penn State in
the Sykes-Sabok Challenge Cup Fri-
day and Saturday. (Feb.' 14-15) The
team will take on Big Ten rivals Penn
state and"Ohio State and several
smaller East coast schools.
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Percent of Women Experiencing an Accidental Pregnancy
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- if you have problems with your liver or liver disease
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- kidney disease
" irregular or scanty menstrual periods
" high blood pressure
: migraine headaches
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What if I want to become pregnant after using DEPO-PROVERA Contraceptive
Because DEPO-PROVERA is a long-acting birth control method, it takes some time after your last
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What are the risks of using DEPO-PROVERA Contraceptive Injection?
l.lrregular Menstrual Bleeding
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Women who use hormone-based contraceptives may have an increased risk of blood clots or
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What symptoms may signal problems while using DEPO-PROVERA
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- sharp chest pain, coughing up of blood, or sudden shortness of breath (indicating a possible clot
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speech, weakness, or numbness in an arm or leg (indicating a possible stroke)
- severe pain or swelling in the calf (indicating a possible clot in the leg)
* unusually heavy vaginal bleeding
. severe pain or tenderness in the lower abdominal area
-persistent pain, pus, or bleeding at the injection site
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. Weight Gain
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the women who used DEPO-PROVERA in clinical trials reported a weight gain of about 5 pounds
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those 2 years, or approximately 4 pounds per year: Women who continued for 4 years gained an
average total of 13.8 pounds over those 4 years, or approximately 3.5 pounds per year Women
who continued for 6 years gained an average total of 16.5 pounds over those 6 years, or
approximately 2.75 pounds per year
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women reported the following effects that may or may not have been related to their use of
DEPO-PROVERA: Irregular menstrual bleeding, amenorrhea, headache, nervousness, abdominal
cramps, dizziness, weakness or fatigue, decreased sexual desire, leg cramps, nausea, vaginal
discharge or irritation, breast swelling and tenderness, bloating, swelling of the hands or feet,
backache, depression, insomnia, acne, pelvic pain, no hair growth or excessive hair loss, rash, hot
flashes, and joint pain. Other problems were reported by very few of the women in the clinical
trials, but some of these could be serious. These include convulsions, jaundice, urinary tract
infections, allergic reactions, fainting, paralysis, osteoporosis, lack of return to fertility deep vein
thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, breast cancer; or cervical cancer If these or any other problems
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Should any precautions be followed during use of DEPO-PROVERA
During the time you are using DEPO-PROVERA for contraception, you may skip a period, or your
periods may stop completely. If you have been receiving your DEPO-PROVERA injections
regularly every 3 months (13 weeks), then you are probably not pregnant. However; if you think
that you may be pregnant, see your health-care provider:
2.Laboratory Test Interactions
If you are scheduled for any laboratory tests, tell your health-care provider that you are using
DEPO-PROVERA for contraception. Certain blood tests are affected by hormones such as
Cytadren (aminoglutethimide) is an anticancer drug that may significantly decrease the
effectiveness of DEPO-PROVERA if the two drugs are given during the same time.
Although DEPO-PROVERA can be passed to the nursing infant in the breast milk, no harmful
effects have been found in these children. DEPO-PROVERA does not prevent the breasts from
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DEPO-PROVERA that is passed to the infant in the first weeks after birth, you should wait until
6 weeks after childbirth before you start using DEPO-PROVERA for contraception.
How often do I get my shot of DEPO-PROVERA Contraceptive Injection?
The recommended dose of DEPO-PROVERA is 150 mg every 3 months (13 weeks) given in a
single intramuscular injection in the buttock or upper arm. To make sure that you are not pregnant
at the time of the first injection, it is essential that the injection be given ONLY during the first
5 days of a normal menstrual period, If used following the delivery of a child, the first inlection of
Method Expected Typical
DEPO-PROVERA 0.3 0.3
Implants (Norplant) 0.2* 0.2*
Female sterilization 0.2 0.4
Male sterilization 0.1 0.15
Oral contraceptive (pill) 3
Progestogen only 0.5-
Progestasert 2.0 -
CopperT 380A 0.8 -
Condom (without spermicide) 2 12
Diaphragm (with spermicide) 6 18
Cervical cap 6 18
Withdrawal 4 I8
Periodic abstinence 1-9 20
Spermicide alone 3 21