10A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 14, 2002
Blue wary of
By Gennaro Filice
Daily Sports Writer
The Mississippi State offensive line might not be the only group putting the hurt on
Alabama after the NCAA reopens its investigation into the Crimson Tide.
NCAA wants another
look at Crimson Tide
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A
recruiting scandal that landed Alaba-
ma's football program on probation
could go before the NCAA again
based on new information made public
in court last week.
Tom Yeager, chairman of the
infractions committee, said yesterday
the NCAA is evaluating claims
revealed during a hearing in which a
former high school coach pleaded
guilty to accepting $150,000 to steer
a prized recruit to Alabama. The plea
directly implicated two former
The enforcement staff could either
shelve the matter or send it to the com-
mittee for further review, Yeager said in
a telephone interview with The Associ-
ated Press. No decision has been made.
Yeager declined comment on
whether additional penalties were pos-
sible against Alabama, which in Febru-
ary was hit with scholarship
limitations, a two-year bowl ban and
five years of probation.
Yeager said the staff would pass
along only information that was sub-
stantially different from what the com-
mittee previously heard. But it's not
uncommon for the committee to
receive reports about infractions it pre-
viously considered, he said.
"In some cases it's a lingering chain
of events that can occur," Yeager said.
University counsel Stan Murphy
referred a call to university spokesman
Larry White, who declined comment.
An NCAA investigator was in court
last week in Memphis, Tenn., as for-
mer Trezevant High School coach
Lynn Lang pleaded guilty to a federal
racketeering charge and agreed to
cooperate with investigators. A former
Lang assistant, Milton Kirk, previously
With his plea, Lang agreed to the
government's contention that he took
money from Logan Young, a wealthy
Memphis businessman and longtime
Alabama booster, to steer defensive
lineman Albert Means toward Alaba-
ma. Young is a longtime friend of
Alabama athletic director Mal Moore.
Lang said he was referred to Young
by Ivy Williams, a former Alabama
assistant, and that he discussed the deal
with Ronnie Cottrell, a former Alaba-
ma recruiting coordinator.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred God-
win also said in court that Williams
suggested that Lang arrange for some-
one to take the place of Means during
a college entrance test.
The disclosures appeared to be at
odds with the NCAA's previous deci-
sion in the Alabama case since the
sanctioning body did not directly
implicate the Alabama coaching staff
in any major recruiting violations.
Alabama was not cited for lack of
institutional control, a violation that
could have brought more severe sanc-
tions, possibly even the "death penal-
ty," which shuts down a program for at
least one season.
The NCAA cleared Williams of
lying to an NCAA investigator about
the scandal after initially accusing him
of providing false information about
the case. Williams has repeatedly
denied any wrongdoing.
The Northwestern men's soccer team finished the
season in the Big Ten cel-
lar with a 0-6 mark in j .
conference play. In these SfTA:iTE COLLEGE
six games, the Wildcats
were outscored by a co m- Wh:Mcigan (3-3 Big
bined mark of 12-1. On Ten, 9.6.2 overall) vs.
Oct.27,Nortwesern Northwestern (-6, 8&11)
When: 4 p.m. today
suffered its worst loss of Latest: The Wolverines
the season in a 5-0 shel- open the Big Ten Tourna-
lacking by Michigan. So, ment as the No.2 seed,but
what does Michigan are expecting a battle from
coach Steve Burns think winless Northwestern.
of this Wildcats squad,
which the Wolverines face off against today in the
first round of the Big Ten Tournament?
"They're like a caged animal," said Burns.
"They're very dangerous."
Today, the second-seeded Wolverines go to battle
against the seventh-seeded Wildcats, and although
Northwestern served as the Big Ten's punching bag
in the regular season, Burns refuses to look ahead to
a potential second-round matchup against either
Ohio State or Michigan State.
"We don't know what they're going to put togeth-
er," Burns said. "I think that they could put together
a great game and play with a ferocity which we just
haven't seen from them, and they could catch us off
guard. So a lot of the training we are doing right now
is psychological, in the sense that we don't want our
players looking past this game because this is the
Three's of a kind
In just the program's third year, Steve Burns' team
is in position to win its first conference crowd.
Michigan was just 3-3 in Big Ten play. But thanks
to a very balanced conference, and several teams
also with 3-3 records, the Wolverines are the No.
2 seed in this year's Big Ten Tournament because
of goal differential.
BIG TEN PTs. GF GA
1. Indiana 6-0-0 18 19 5
2. Michigan 3-3-0 9 11 7
3. Ohio State 3-3-0 9 8 7
4. Penn State 3-3-0 9 5 5
5. Wisconsin 3-3-0 9 8 11
6. Michigan State 3-3-0 9 7 12
7. Northwestern 0-6-0 0 1 12
Knox Cameron and the rest of the Michigan soccer team are hoping that Northwestern doesn't grab its first
conference win of the year at the Wolverines' expense in the Big Ten Tournament's first round today.
biggest game right here for us."
The Wolverines will attempt to repeat their second
best offensive output of the year (the aforementioned
5-0 drubbing), a final score that Burns says may
have been a bit deceiving.
"We had a very good game against Northwest-
ern," Burns said. "Four of the five goals we scored in
that game were 'nice' goals. But, 'nice' goals don't
come all the time. So, I think you could say that we
were in form and we finished well that day, but it
certainly could have been a much tighter score."
Although the game may have been closer than the
score indicated, Burns expects the Wildcats to incor-
porate a different game plan than the "toe-to-toe"
attack that they utilized Oct. 27.
"If I were their coach, I would look to pack it in'
Burns said. "I would look to keep it a low scoring
affair, and I think we'll see that."
The Wildcats are paced by freshman scoring
machine Tito Lara. The forward led Northwestern
with 13 points on six goals and one assist. In goal,
Northwestern boasts a solid keeper in J.D. Martin,
who has produced a 1.29 goals-against average.
Although these two Wildcats could present Michi-
gan with a challenge, the player who may hinder the
Wolverines' production the most may not even be on
the Northwestern roster.
Michigan will have to play through the Big Ten
tournament without its second-leading point scorer,
Knox Cameron, who is currently representing the
United States on the Under-20 national team.
"What we've learned so far (during Cameron's
absence) is that you can think about how you're
going to play without one of your better players on
the field, but until you actually get some games, that
may not be true, Burns said.
But Burns does believe he has made leeway in
"The two scenarios that we thought we'd use with-
out Knox Cameron have both proved to be false,"
Burns said. "We're now on our third, and we think
we've figured it out in terms of Ian Hirschfield and
Karl Lopata at attacking-mid positions."
If Michigan's adjustments are successful, and it
beats Northwestern, it will face one of two archrivals
tomorrow: Both teams, Ohio State and Michigan
State, finished tied with the Wolverines for second
place in the Big Ten regular season. The prospective
matchup against either team excites Burns.
"Both of these teams would give us a great game,
and we would look forward to that if we can get past
Northwestern," Burns said.
It's in with the old for
Giants: Alou takes over
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - To
handle their veteran team, the San
Francisco Giants turned to an old
pro: Felipe Alou.
old Alou becameo
the oldest manag-
er to take over a
club since Casey
decades ago. Not
that Alou was
his age after the
him yesterday to replace Dusty
"I'm a soldier of this game," said
Alou, who played for San Francisco
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in the 1950s and '60s. "The matter
of energy and enthusiasm, some-
body else is going to have to evalu-
Stengel was 71 when the New
York Mets lured him out of retire-
ment in October 1961 to manage
them the next year in their first sea-
son, according to the Elias Sports
Bureau and the Hall of Fame.
It's been a good week for older
coaches. On Tuesday, the NBA's
Memphis Grizzlies hired Hubie
Alou, the former Montreal man-
ager and a bench coach for Detroit
last season, was excited to return to
the Giants. He inherits a team led
by five-time MVP Barry Bonds.
"I'm going back home to where I
started and, hopefully, I'm going to
end it right there," he said.
Alou agreed to a three-year con-
tract and becomes the oldest man-
ager in the major leagues. He was
691-717 in 10 seasons managing
The popular Baker did not have
his contract renewed by the Giants
after coming within six outs of the
World Series championship. Baker is
talking with the Chicago Cubs about
becoming their manager. Alou's son
Moises plays for the Cubs.
"I was happily surprised," Moi-
ses said. "For him to get a job with
a team like the Giants is awesome."
Alou played for the Giants from
1958-63 as part of a solid 17-sea-
son major league career in which
he hit .286 with 206 homers and
He also spent 1970 and part of
1971 in the Bay area playing for
the Oakland Athletics.
On the Giants, he joined brothers
Matty and Jesus in an all-Alou out-
field in some games.
That's one of the highlights of
his playing days in San Francisco,
along with a string of nine consec-
"When I received the first notice
that I might be the guy, or the club
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