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betray him
In the post-game press conference on
Saturday, JoePa sat, smallish and
wrinkly, like a character out of
Tolkien, and mumbled inaudibly for two
and a half min-
utes. His face and
his posture
betrayedhis sense
of defeat; JoePa,tyialfulo
piss and vigor,
was lifeless. Crit-
ics have bellowed
for years that the DAVE.
jig is up for the HORN
venerable 75-year-
old. Penn State Tooting
though, despite its my own
1-2 Big Ten
record, very much deserves to be con-
sidered among the top handful of teams
in the conference. But to see Paterno -.
who in my mind always paced the Penn
State sideline with poise and dignity -
fall apart emotionally the way he did on
Saturday was a telling sign that perhaps
old JoePa ain't got it no more. Say what
you will about Penn State's record from
year to year; nothing is more ominous
than a crumbling rock.
I lived for a time in central Pennsyl-
vania, where "Paterno" is spoken with a
reverence otherwise reserved for Jesus
Christ. That's not hyperbole. I arrived in
central Pennsylvania at age 14 - a
believer in neither Joe nor Jesus. I left
the area a Jewish believer in Joe. But
after Saturday I am tempted to join the
critics. Veteran Penn State beat writers
say they haven't seen Joe behave the
way he did after the game on Saturday
in 20 years. Paterno refused to talk to
reporters, and prohibited his players and
assistant coaches from doing so either.
State College's Centre Daily Times'
columnist Walt Moody called out Pater-
no for his behavior, accusing the coach
of hypocrisy, and of setting a bad exam-
ple for his players.
A loss like the one they suffered on
See HORN, Page 4B

Michigan captain Jed Ortmeyer tallied two assists in two games this weekend In
Buffalo. The Wolverines shutout Niagara, 3-0, and lost to North Dakota, 5-4.
M icers lose overtime
thriller to North Dakota

Michigan coach Lloyd Carr embraces senior wide receiver Ron Bellamy after Michigan's 27-24 overtime victory.
Varsity outlasts snakebit Nittany
Lions in historic Big House game

By Courtney Lewis
Daily Sports Writer
BUFFALO, N.Y. - With less than
two minutes left in overtime of Satur-
day's Michigan-North Dakota matchup,
North Dakota coach Dean Blais pulled
out a pen
and piece of NORTH DAKOTA 5
paper. After M
trailing by MICHIGAN 4
two goals
with five minutes left in the third peri-
od, he was content to take the tie and
finish the game with an unofficial
But befareBlass could write down
the names of his five shooters, junior
David Lundbohm corralled a loose
puck in Michigan's zone and backhand-
ed it underneath Al Montoya's glove-
hand to give the Fighting Sioux a 5-4
win and the Punch Imlach College
Hockey Showcase championship.
Michigan led for most of the third
period and seemed to be on its way to
extending its record to 2-0, which made
the loss more disappointing for the
"We have to be better than that,"
freshman Jeff Tambellini said. "To have
a 4-2 lead with five minutes to go in
the game, it's unacceptable to ever lose
a lead like that. Especially in such a big
game like this."
Michigan beat Niagara 3-0 on Fri-
day, but the loss to then-No. 13 North

Dakota dropped Michigan three spots
to No. 6 in the USCHO poll.
After North Dakota's Nick Fuher
opened the scoring halfway through the
first period, Michigan sophomore Eric
Nystrom sent a slapper past goalie Josh
Siembida. The Wolverines didn't trail
again until Lundbohm's overtime goal.
Nystrom then helped give Michigan
its first lead with just over 30 seconds
left in the first period. On a three-on-
two break with Charlie Henderson and
David Moss, Nystrom took the puck on
the right wing, pulled up as the defense
went by, and sent a cross-ice pass to
Moss, who wristed it in.
With the score again tied late in the
rsecond period, Mark Mink netted his
second goal of the weekend thanks to a
heads-up pass by Montoya to Michael
Woodford atcenter ice. Woodford
tquickly dished it to Mink, who beat
Siembida stick side to put the Wolver-
ines up 3-2. They held that lead until
15:02 of the third, when Tambellini
banged one past Siembida. Nystrom
assisted on the play, giving him three
points in the game.
But instead of deflating North Dako-
ta, Michigan's two-goal lead seemed to
give the Fighting Sioux life.
Zack Parise scored his second of the
game 13 seconds after Tambellini's
tally, and Brandon Bochenski tied the
game with 2:31 to go.
Sloppy play in the defensive end hurt
- See SIOUX, Page 3B

By Jeff Phillips
Daily Sports Editor
In the first overtime game at
Michigan Stadium, in what is quick-
ly becoming a theme for the 2002
Michigan defense, the Wolverines
again held strong when they needed
to, limiting Penn State to a field
goal in overtime and giving the
offense a chance to win the game -
which it did, 27-24 after a three-
yard Chris Perry touchdown run.
"When the defense held them to a
field goal, we knew we had a good

chance to win it," quarterback John
Navarre said. "We knew what we
The win gives Michigan six con-
secutive victories in the series and a
7-3 mark overall against Penn State.
In overtime, the Wolverines won
the toss and elected to defend first.
In stopping the potent Nittany
Lions' offense, the Michigan
defense made two key pass break-
ups, one by safety Cato June and the
other by cornerback Marlin Jackson.
Penn State quarterback Zack Mills
forced a pass into the endzone and

June nearly ended the Nittany
Lions' possession with an intercep-
On the next play, Mills attacked
Jackson -- who suffered perhaps
his worst game at Michigan by giv-
ing up 138 yards and a touchdown
to Penn State's Bryant Johnson -
but this time Jackson made a play to
knock the ball out of Johnson's
hands in the endzone.
Penn State's Robbie Gould, who
struggled all day with his kicking,
missed a 23-yard chipshot, but was

Heuer and Orr back?

By Joe Smith
Daily Sports Editor
Two of Michigan's top defen-
sive lineman, Shantee Orr and
Norman Heuer, participated in
workouts this past week and are
expected to play Saturday against
Purdue, senior linebacker
Emmanuel Casseus told The
Michigan Daily.
"They're looking really good,"
Casseus said. "They'll be back this
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr, per
his style, wouldn't confirm the sta-
tus of the linemen, but said the two
are "very, very close" to returning.
Both Heuer and Orr haven't
played since getting hurt in Michi-

gan's win over Utah on Sept. 21.
Orr, a defensive end, hurt his
right knee in the first half against
the Utes and was helped off the
field. Carr admitted a few days
after Heuer missed the Illinois'
game that the defensive tackle suf-
fered an undisclosed injury against
Utah as well.
The return of both lineman
should help the Wolverines com-
bat a Purdue offense that has
amassed more than 500 yards in
its past two games - and raise
Michigan's confidence.
"You know those guys will do
their thing so you won't have to
make all the plays," said Michigan
defensive end Dan Rumiskek.

Punched out
Michigan's 5-4 loss to North Dakota in the title game of the Punch Imlach Col-
lege Hockey Showcase was not the first time that the Wolverines fell short of
winning an early-season championship.
- At the 1999 College Hockey Showcase, the Wolverines managed to upset
No. 3 Wisconsin, but lost to unranked Minnesota.
- In 2000's IceBreaker Cup, Michigan could manage just two ties for third place.
- Last year, Michigan defeated No. 6 Providence, but lost to unranked Minneso-
ta-Duluth in the title game of the Maverick Stampede.
Men's soccer can't seem
to fix the Spartans' jinx

Penn State wide receiver Bryant Johnson (right) abused Michigan cornerback
Marlin Jackson (left) all afternoon, but not on this play in overtime.

Long nights at law firm prepare Adebiyi for grind

By Gennaro Filice
Daily Sports Writer
The match between Michigan and
Michigan State included all of the
trends which have became staples
of the rival-_
was an
enormous MICHIGAN 1
fan base, as
the Wolverines drew their largest
home crowd of the year (1,506).
The two teams played a very physi-
cal game.combining for 40 fouls
and four cards. The game was
decided in its final minutes. And
for the third straight year, Michigan
State came out victorious.
With a 2-1 victory, Michigan
State (2-2 Big Ten, 8-4 overall)
remains undefeated against Michi-
gan (0-3, 4-6-1) in the three-year

turned for Michigan State.
For the first goal of the match,
Michigan State's Brett Konley
snuck behind the Michigan defense
and received a wind-guided pass
from Jordan Gruber. Konley quick-
ly settled the ball and sent a chip
shot over the charging Michigan
keeper, Joe Zawacki, and into the
goal. This goal, at 66:36, surprised
the Wolverines, who thought they
had control of the game.
"After the first goal we were
really kind of shocked," sophomore
forward Knox Cameron said. "I
thought we were dominating them
somewhat for most of the game
and when they scored that goal, it
put us back. I think they just
caught us at a point when we were
really vulnerable."
The first goal bewildered Michi-
gan, but the Spartans truly stunned
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By Chris Burke
Daily Sports Writer

There might not be a single player on the
Michigan basketball roster as prepared for the
strain of a six-month season as Rotolu Adebiyi.
That's because the senior tri-captain spent his
summer away from the Wolverines, busting his
back working for the prestigious law firm of
Williams and Connelly in Washington D.C.
"I was there from May 20 through August 27,

That attitude's something that Michigan coach
Tommy Amaker loves to see. But no matter how
hard Amaker pushes the Wolverines this year,
there's a good chance that
Adebiyi will be able to handle
it, after filling his months off'
from school with a workload
more befitting a John
Grisham novel than a colle-
giate athlete.'
"Yeah, I read (The Firm)

at the firm. I had to get document production out
for one of the attorneys and I wanted to get it
done as soon as possible. I got there at 9 a.m. the
one day, spent the night there working on this
document and left the next day at 7 p.m. I think
that week I clocked over 100 hours."
While Adebiyi enjoyed his time at the law firm
- famous for representing Bill Clinton and
Oliver North - the Ann Arbor native is not
expecting to finish his final year as a Wolverine
and jump right into high-profile attorney work.


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