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Best bet Wisconsin Southern Cal. Kansas State Oregon
Record but week (Best bets) 8-6-1(1-0) 9-5-1(0-1) 10-4-1(0-1) 7-7-1(1-0)

PROCRASTINATION
STATION
MICHIGAN 28
OHIO STATE 16
Before every football game this season, two of the Daily football writers will
take the weekend's matchup to the PlayStation 2.
For this week's matchup, coach Jeff Phillips led the Wolverines and David
Horn took the reigns of the Buckeyes.
Play of the game - In his outrageous first half, RB No. 23 ran for 80 yards,
breaking several Buckeyes' tackles in the process.
Most unrealistic play of the game - A la QB No. 7 versus Ohio State two
years ago, QB No. 16 saw daylight and tucked the ball away for 3-yard touch-
down run.
Player of the game - RB No. 23. In an obvious choice, the Michigan running
back dominated the first half, gaining 150 yards and scored the Wolverines
lone second half touchdown.
Michigan key stats
Passing: QB No. 16 - 5-of-13, 136 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: RB No. 23 - 22 carries, 194 yards, 2 TD
Receiving: TE No. 83 - 2 receptions, 41 yards; WR No. 19 - 2 receptions,
76 yards, 1 TD
Defense: SS No. 24 - 5 tackles, 1 INT; CB No. 3 -14 tackles, 1 INT
Ohio State key stats
Passing: QB No. 16 - 12-of-24, 201 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: RB No. 30 - 8 carries, 50 yards, 1 TD
Receiving: WR No. 12 - 3 receptions, 77 yards, 1 TD; WR No. 4 - 2 recep-
tions, 52 yards
Defense: SS No. 2 - 5 tackles, 2 INT; CB No. 1 - safety
PRESS CONFERENCE OUOTES:
Ohio State head coach David Hom: They came. They saw. They kicked my ass.
Did you bet for Ohio State to cover the spread in the second half? We did; won
the second by two, 9-7. The spread was ... oh let's say ... Moe. I mean 1 1/2.
You would think after 99 games in this storied rivalry the Buckeyes' coach
wouldn't have to pay for his own Bell's chicken parm sub. You'd be wrong.
Ohio State CB No. 1 tackled Michigan P No. 39 for a safety late in the fourth. Yippee.
Playoffs!!?!?!?!! Playoffs??!?!?!V!
Michigan head coach Jeff Phillips: Like a crackwhore coming back for one last
trick, coach Horn foolishly came back to pla me. So I smacked him in the face
and took his money ... I'm sorry, I've been desensitized by American video
games.
After being denied a bid in the Michigan Daily-Michigan football team challenge,
I took out my frustration on a coach Horn: opponent, friend, and whipping boy.

Overall record (Best bets)

83-79-3 (6-5)

85-77-3 (4-7)

89-73-3 (6-5)

71-91-3 (4-7)

At Yost, Notre Dame lacks luck of the Irish

By Courtney Lewis
Daily Sports Writer
With its rich tradition and infamous student section,
Yost Ice Arena is the highlight of the road schedule for
most CCHA teams. Michigan coach Red
Berenson thinks the arena "brings out the "
best" in opponents. YOST ICE
Notre Dame would disagree. Who: Michiga
The 1997-98 squad beat the Wolver- CHA &1-1 o
ines at Yost in a CCHA playoff game, but Notre Dame (
Notre Dame hasn't won there in the reg- When: 7:35 p.
ular season since 1982. In their past 10 7:35 p.m. tom
seasons, the Irish have accumulated a Latest: The W
dismal 1-14-1 record at Yost. haven't lost ar
Berenson said Notre Dame's struggles son home gam
at Yost may be partly psychological. Fighting Irish s
"If you're a player that plays in a pro-
gram for four years and you never win a game at
Michigan, that kind of sets in pretty deep in that team,"
Berenson said. "And then the freshmen see that ... and
pretty soon it becomes more than it really is"

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But Notre Dame coach Dave Poulin thinks the prob-
lem is simpler - it's not the venue, but the team that
plays there, that gives the Irish fits.
The fifth-ranked Wolverines are 6-0 at home this
season, and that can't be good news for Notre Dame,
which visits Ann Arbor for a two-game
series this weekend. With a bye last week-
ARENA end, the Irish have had two weeks to prepare
5--1 for Michigan, but Poulin said teams can't do
rail) vs much to get ready for Yost.
-0 432) "There's no way to simulate it," Poulin
tonight, said. "The only way to prepare for it is to
ow play in it."
erines Poulin hopes that a road game against
ular sea- No. 1 Boston College, which also draws a
o the large crowd, gave Notre Dame experience
e 1982. that will help it handle Yost. Notre Dame
also has a goalie that might help.
"If there was a question mark in the Notre Dame
program in the last number of years, it always seemed
to hinge on their goalkeeping," Berenson said. "Now,
there's no question about that."

Berenson referred to Morgan Cey, Notre Dame's
sophomore goalie who set a school record with his .910
save percentage last season. Cey (3-2-2) made a career-
high 44 saves in his last outing Nov. 9.
The Irish hope to get a boost this weekend from
freshman winger Mike Walsh and senior center Jake
Wiegand, who are expected to play after missing much
of the season with injuries.
Michigan, on the other hand, is glad its lineup isn't
changing. The Wolverines have shuffled players in and
out all season because of injuries and a suspension, and
although captain Jed Ortmeyer remains sidelined with a
knee injury, the Wolverines finally have managed to get
through a week without losing any more players.
That stability could help Michigan's powerplay. The
Wolverines have not produced as much as they would
like with the man advantage. Michigan is 11 of 56, and
Notre Dame has killed off 14 of 15 penalties in its last
five games.
Notre Dame is "scary on the powerplay," Berenson
said. "The whole weekend could come down to special
teams and goalkeeping."

Swimmers prepared for top-ranked 'Horns

By Megan Kolodgy
Daily Sports Writer
The Texas men's swimming team ha
record holder and two American rec
The Longhorns have won the NCAA
Championship the past two years and
are currently ranked first in the nation.
These numbers would likely have
most teams shivering in their suits,
but Michigan coach Jon Urbanchek
said his team is ready to meet the
challenge head-on.
"We're excited to face the No. 1
team," Urbanchek said. "They're
favored on paper, but we're swimming
on the water, so anything can happen."
In addition to its superstars, Texas
other assets.
"Texas' strength lies in relays and shoe
Urbanchek said. "They're definitely ahe,
gan in the relays. They are extremely stro

They basically have no weaknesses."
Michigan is arguably stronger than the Long-
horns in distance events, but this will probably
s one world not be enough to give Michigan the edge.
ord holders. "Unfortunately, the outcome of dual meets usu-
ally favors the stronger sprinting
team," Urbanchek explained.
AUSTIN, TEXAS In spite of this fact, the Wolverines
Who: No. 5 Michigan vs. are eyeing a number of races in which
No.1 Texas the two teams are separated by mere
When: 7 p.m. today, 2 p.m. fractions of a second.
tomorrow "We are looking forward to great
Latest: Michigan will go up one-on-one racing" Urbanchek said.
against the top team in the One event that should be closely
nation and last year's contested is the 200-yard freestyle, in
NCAA Championship win- which Texas' NCAA runner-up, Chris
nti e Kemp, will match up against Michi-
has several gan's Dan Ketchum, who came in seventh at the
NCAAs last year. Another exciting race will be
rt distances" between two freshmen, Michigan's Chris DeJong
ad of Michi- and Texas' Aaron Peirsol, the current world
ng in diving. record holder in the 200-yard backstroke.

DeJong's personal best this year is faster than
Peirsol's by .23 seconds.
Although this meet will certainly be one of the
most difficult duals of the season, the Wolverines
are not altering their training methods.
"Dual meets at the top 10 level are just prepa-
ration for championship meets, so neither team is
giving up training time," Urbanchek said.
Since the season is well underway, practices
are taxing on the athletes, and often include sev-
eral miles per day in the pool.
"This meet will be a chance to see how both
teams fare under midseason, hardworking condi-
tions," Urbanchek said. "We will see how fast
they can swim when they're tired, and how much
they're willing to hurt themselves."
Though the Wolverines are clearly the under-
dog, Urbanchek said he is prepared to go up
against the best the Longhorns have to offer.
"We're putting our best up against their best,"
Urbanchek said. "We'll just have to see who can
put their fingertips on the touch pad first."

WM' hosts Pepperdine in
NCAA Sweet 16 match

With seven more points, captain LaVell Blanchard will overcome Maceo Baston
(1995-98) for nineteenth place on Michigan's alltime scoring list.
Cagers start probation
season in Paradise Jam

By Eric Chan
Daily Sports Writer

By Nawoed Sikora
Daily Sports Editor
What would you give to get out of
frigid Ann Arbor this weekend and
spend a few days lounging on warm and
beautiful beaches, surrounded by hun-
dreds of Virgins? That's exactly where
the Michigan men's basketball team
will be - except the Wolverines won't
be doing much lounging.
For the first time in
four years, Michigan will sT. THOMAS, v
open its regular season at
a preseason tournament.what: Paradis
It will be competing at Mhn ond a
the University of the Vir- h Mona
gin Islands Paradise Jam a preseason t
in St. Thomas, Virgin the first time i
Islands with five other opens the wei
schools. Four years ago, St. Bonaventu
the Wolverines were p.m. tomorrow
invited to the Maui Invi-
tational, where they finished 1-2.
"When you look at the field of
teams, everyone is going into this tour-
nament feeling they have a chance to
win" Michigan coach Tommy Amaker
said. "I think that's a fair statement. I
think this tournament could be a
springboard for any one of the teams."
Michigan will compete in the St.
John's bracket with St. Bonaventure
and Virginia Tech. The Wolverines will

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build on its success from last season.
Its three returning starters - junior
Marques Green, senior Patricio Prato
and senior Robert Cheeks - should
lead the way for the Bonnies this year.
"(They are) a little unconventional at
times, but you're going to face a team
that's going to throw a lot of different
things into the mix,"Amaker said.
While anxious to begin the regular
season, the Wolverines are
still hoping to get healthy
GIN ISLANDS before this weekend. Fresh-
men centers Graham
lam Brown and Chris Hunter
through have never been at full
iplaying in strength together. Hunter
nament for got sick early in the week,
our years, and Brown continues to
and against suffer from back problems.
at 7:30 In addition to these trou-
bles, injuries have also
hampered senior LaVell
Blanchard, junior Bernard Robinson
and freshman Lester Abram - Michi-
gan's three top scorers thus far.
Michigan is also looking for fresh-
men Abram and Daniel Horton to con-
tinue their consistent play. Abram, who
has been the most solid contributor
from Michigan's freshman class to this
point, hit double digits in both presea-
son games, and Horton led the team
with six assists in his start against the

The NCAA Tournament monkey
is finally off the back of the Michi-
gan women's soccer team. The last
four years, Michigan won its first-
round NCAA Tournament game
only to be ousted in its second
round matchup. By defeating Miami
(Ohio) last Sunday, the Wolverines
were able to put themselves in the
Sweet 16 of the NCAA Champi-
onships for the first time in the pro-
gram's eight-year history.
At noon on Saturday, Michigan will
try to upset No. 3-seed Pepperdine at
the Varsity Field to continue its improb-
able run toward the national title.
"We're two teams with opposite
styles of play, which should make

for an interesting game," Michigan
coach Debbie Rademacher said.
Unless the Earth spins off its axis
and the state of Michigan suddenly
points directly at the sun, the game
will likely be played in cold weath-
er. One would think that cold weath-
er would be a disadvantage for
Pepperdine (being that its campus is
in Malibu, Calif.). However, Pep-
perdine assistant coach Kristy
Walker doesn't think the weather
will affect her team's play.
"I don't think the weather is going
to hurt us too much," Walker said.
"We played in the snow in Wisconsin
last weekend, and we did fine."
The Wolverines will have to prepare
their defense to shut down a Pepperdine
attack offense that has outscored oppo-
nents 55-15 this season.

VARSITY FIELD
Who: Michigan (15-6-1) vs. Pepperdine (18-1-2)
When: Noon
Latest After ending four straight seasons
with second-round losses, Michigan will
see Sweet 16 action for the first time in its
eight-year history.
"It should be a great game,"
Walker said. "We're a team that
likes to keep the bail on the ground
and keep possession of the ball. But
from what I've heard about Michi-
gan, they seem to play more direct."
The Wolverines will need to play
at the same level as they did against
Miami. In that 4-0 victory, Michi-
gan's offense was able to create
dangerous situations while shutting
down a strong Red Hawks offense
that was led by 44-point scorer
Danielle Berkmeier.
Michigan is counting on the
scoring ability of Big Ten Player of
the Year Abby Crumpton to secure
what would be perhaps the biggest
victory in school history.

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Spikers tackling final roadtrip of year

By Ellen McGarrity
For the Daily
Coming off two difficult games at
home last weekend, the Michigan
volleyball team will have more

obstacles to face on the
and tomorrow.
Michigan matches up
against Purdue followed
by Illinois.
Last month the
Wolverines crushed the
Boilermakers in three
straight games. But this
match may not be so

road today
WEST LAF
AND CHA
Who: Michigan
Ten, 15-11 over
due (1-15 11-1
(5-11, 11-14)
When: 6 p.m. tc

Cliff Keen Arena. But tomorrow,
Illinois' Huff Hall will be filled with
many screaming Illini fans, which
could make it tough to lock in a win.
Michigan has won just two matches
on the road this season.
"It's always hard being on the
road," Michigan sophomore Alicia
Boswell said. "It's a huge
mental challenge to play
AYETTE when you're in someone
MPAIGN else's gym and hear fans
(9-7 Big yelling for the other
ral) vs. Pur- team. But we are getting
g), Illinois better at dealing with it."
)day,8 p.m. _Middle blocker Katri-

win at least two to earn a spot in
the NCAA Tournament, which
starts Dec. 5.
"This weekend and next weekend's
games are critical," Michigan coach
Mark Rosen said. "We need to win
two of them, and three wins would put
us in an even more secure position."
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