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10A -The Michigan Daily -Thursday, March 13, 2003
Shaved heads not in the cards for cagers

By Chris Burke
Daily Sports Editor

With no shot at going to the NCAA Tournament,
the Michigan men's basketball team is prepared to
do anything it takes to prolong its run at the Big
Ten Tournament that begins Friday night for the
Well ... almost anything.
"I know I'm not shaving my head," freshman
Daniel Horton said. "My head is shaped kind of
funny - I've got a hump and a dip in my head, so
I'm not shaving mine."
Despite the ever-growing tradition among
NCAA teams to make a team-wide trip to the bar-
bershop just prior to tournament play, the Wolver-
ines haven't made any plans to grace the United
Center court in Chicago with a major fashion
statement reminiscent of the Fab Five.
"We don't really have anything yet," center Gra-
ham Brown said. "I hope they don't bring up any-
thing (like shaving our heads), because I don't
think I'll be dealing with that."

Senior tri-captain Rotolu Adebiyi agreed that
Brown staying away from the whole head-shaving
idea was a smart move on the freshman's part.
"I don't know if I'm too excited about seeing
Graham with a shaved head," Adebiyi said. "I'm
open to whatever - if they want to do something,
that's fine with me. I'd like to keep my hair as long
as I can, but you never know what will happen.
"Overall, we're a team of handsome young men,
and I think we could pull off the look."
While the shaven look has become prominent in
basketball recently, the Michigan hockey team
implemented a variation on the style for last year's
playoffs - the Wolverines opted to keep their hair,
but dye it blonde.
Senior Gavin Groninger said that his high
school team opted to go blonde for its playoffs, but
the rest of the Wolverines would rather keep that
idea on the shelf as well.
"I can't go with the blonde hair," senior LaVell
Blanchard said. "Sorry, I just can't do dyed
The most popular option among team members

appeared to be a Big Ten Tournament title going
hand-in-hand with the shaving of coach Tommy
Amaker's head.
"We've been talking about that all year," Hor-
ton said. "That if we win the Big Ten Tourna-
ment, we should shave coach Amaker's head, but
I don't know."
It's unclear whether or not Amaker has agreed to a
deal that would leave him bald for a while.
Blanchard claimed that the Wolverines had a chance
to clean Amaker's head, but couldn't finish the job.
"We had an opportunity to do that one, but did-
n't get it done," Blanchard said suspiciously. "I
can't say (why) ... but we didn't get it done."
While the Wolverines don't have any plans as of
now to show camaraderie via baldness as of yet,
that doesn't necessarily mean that something won't
happen before Michigan hits the court to take on
either Indiana or Penn State late tomorrow night.
"You know it's tournament time, so maybe the
night before, in the hotel, guys will start thinking
of stuff," Adebiyi said. "You never know what will

Continued from Page 8A
that you lost those six games. But
his team had bought into his system.
This was clear from day one.
Amaker's ability to motivate his
players looks even more impressive
given what happened at St.
The Bonnies decided not to play
in the final two games of the season
when they found out they couldn't
go to the postseason. Amaker's play-

ers knew the entire season there
would be no promised land, but they
never quit working.
The Wolverines had bought into
Amaker as a person, a leader and a
mentor. The system worked, and
Michigan is now a winning program
again - which is how it will proba-
bly stay for years to come.
Ryan's Badgers had their share of
struggles early in the season too,
and Ryan did a tremendous job of
pulling them out of a hole. But to
compare the situation in Wisconsin

with that in Michigan would be like
comparing night and day. Unlike
Ryan's situation, Amaker's task was
daunting and would have over-
whelmed most people. Plus, with
Wisconsin coming off of a confer-
ence title, the urgency to change
was much stronger in Ann Arbor.
Amaker deserved to be recog-
nized as Coach of the Year for the
about-face he pulled with Michigan
this season.
His team's late-season struggles
because it wore down should not

factor into the decision. In the big
picture, he did more for his program
than any other coach did for their
this season.
He deserved to be recognized for
his perseverance and faith in his
own methods and his players.
Regardless of wins and losses,
Michigan basketball has changed
for the better.
Naweed Sikora can be reached at

Michigan freshman Graham Brown doesn't think he would look good with a
shaved head, and neither do his teammates.


'M' proving itself before Big Ten Championships

By Gabriola D'Jaen
For the Daily

With only three invitationals left before the Big Ten
Championships arrive, the Michigan women's golf
team is proving to its competition and itself that it is a
realistic threat. After the Wolverines' hopes for improv-
ing their score at the Northrop Grumman Regional
Challenge were dashed due to weather conditions,
coach Kathy Teichert added the California-Irvine
Anteater Invitational to the team's schedule.'
"This was a great experience for us, the timing was
perfect, and it just happened to fall in a perfect spot,"
Teichert said.
The two-day tournament, held in Coto de Caza,
Calif., proved to be an opportunity for the women to
shine, and resulted in the Wolverines' second best fin-
ish of the season. When the final 54-holes of golf had
been played, the Wolverines were in third place with a
929 total, following first-place California-Irvine by
four strokes, and a mere two strokes behind Cal State-
Senior Kim Benedict showcased her talent during
this tournament - especially in the second round.
Benedict tied her season-best score with a two-under

par 70. Benedict finished in a tie for fifth place, fol-
lowed by freshman Amy Schmucker, who finished 13th
with 17-over-par for the tournament. Both women
carded their second best total of the season - Bene-
dict with 224, one shot off her season-best, and
Schmucker with 233.
"The more I put myself into a position to finish well
and the more pressure I put on myself to perform, the
better I will be in the future," Benedict said.
The Wolverines usually count on sophomore Laura
Olin to assist Benedict in leading the team. After a
score of 169 after two rounds, Olin was far behind the
lead. She shot a 76 in the final round, but was unable
to repair the damage from her second round of 88.
Olin finished in 29th place with 245 total stokes.
Stephanie Stasik made a notable effort - her 22 over-
par landed her in 21st place - and Courtney Goebel
tied her season-best round with a 77 in the second
The Wolverines have faced disappointment during
final rounds this season. The team struggled during its
last tournament at the Central District Invitational in
Florida, dropping three spots during the last day to tie
for eighth place.
But the Wolverines maintained a level of consistency

throughout this tournament that displayed their
increasing dependability and stability.
"I thought we put ourselves in very good positions to
actually win the tournament," Teichert said. "It was
great to actually have a chance to win it, and I think
that can help our program and our players."
The California-Irvine Invitational was comprised of
13 teams. Among them were two frequent competitors:
Texas Tech, who placed higher than the Wolverines in
the last tournament, and Iowa State.
The Wolverines will confidently head down to
Austin, Texas in less than two weeks for the Betsy
Rawls Invitational over March 24-26. The field will
consist of competitive teams from the Midwest and
South, and should provide a challenging and aggres-
sive atmosphere for the Wolverines.
"The field will be a little more difficult and more
competitive, which is a good thing," Teichert said. "I'm
expecting our players to improve from each tournament
and step up to the challenge."
While improving at each tournament is on Michi-
gan's agenda, there are other motives to attending tour-
naments. As Benedict put it, "It also is just another
opportunity to see grass, which isn't a bad thing from
where we come from."

The Michigan women's golf team had its second best finish of
the season this week at the California-Irvine Invitational.

Continued from Page 8A
Thomson. Though Masters was fine,
there was some chatter in the crowd
about how safe goalies' masks are.
"(The equipment) is definitely setup
to (last)," Montoya said. "But you get
goalies and forwards messing with their
equipment, and they tend to adjust it to
their comfort. They loosen it up, and
maybe that's what happened."
Though a case like Exter's was a rare
event, considering forwards and goalies
go after the same loose puck all the time
- "Usually I lower my shoulder and I
go right after them," Montoya said -
there have been situations where it was-
n't an accident.
"Last year, I was out for a couple
weeks,"Montoya said. "There were a
couple scrums (before the incident), and
fights starting. I guess one guy didn't
really want to fight me (fairly), so they
sent one of their players - two-on-one
- who slid the puck right on through.

The guy in the middle left the puck and
cante after me. My head flipped back,
helmet flipped off, I hit the crossbar and
hit the ice. I had a concussion."
Still, there's not much that can be
done to protect that.
"They don't make goalie masks with
the idea that they're going to be hit by
knees and skates," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "You can't protect
against everything"
As the playoffs approach for the
Wolverines, there is little doubt that
Exter will be on the minds of many.
"It looked like a harmless collision to
tell the truth ... it's just crazy," said
Woodford, after seeing the film. "It
makes you step and look back at how
lucky you are to be playing this game
and to be healthy. Hopefully, he'll get
through it and just have a regular life
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