2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - November 25, 2002
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back to Ann Arbor again
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
By Waldemar Centeno
Daily Sports Writer
Out on the open water, the Michigan
and Ohio State men's crew teams met
for the 11th time to decide whether the
Wolverines could continue their win-
ning streak of six straight against the
The traditional rivalry trophy, the
WolverBuck Oar was there for the tak-
ing for both Michigan and Ohio State.
Although Ohio State kept the match
close in the beginning of the competi-
tion, Michigan captured its seventh
straight, winning 24-6 while taking three
of the four events to improve its record to
9-2 overall in the annual rivalry.
The matchup began with Michigan's
second varsity team collecting a con-
vincing victory against Ohio State with
a time of 5:03.8 over the Buckeyes
5:31.59. This was Michigan's largest
margin of victory and also gave the
Wolverines an 8-0 lead.
"Second varsity impressed me the
most," Michigan coach Gregg Hartsuff
said. "In practice they always push our
first varsity to be more poised and
patient during their rowing."
Even though Hartsuff was astonished
Who: Jason Coben
Hometown: Newtown Square, Pa.
Sport: Men's diving
by the effort given by the second varsity
he didn't believe his team raced as well
as he would have liked.
"As a team, we are a lot deeper than
Ohio State," coach Hartsuff said.
"However, our team as a whole was
not as poised and patient as I would
like us to be."
The only loss that Michigan endured
during its matchup with Ohio State
occurred when Michigan's freshman-
Ohio State's freshmen finished in
5:18.72, which was 11.72 seconds faster
than Michigan's fastest freshman time
Michigan then responded to the Ohio
State's surge with a dominating per-
formance by its varsity four-plus teams.
The varsity four-plus teams brought
the lead to 14-6, coming in first, second
and third place in this particular event.
Michigan's first-place varsity four-plus
team secured the victory for the Wolver-
ines with a time of 5:33.98.
Michigan's varsity-eight team con-
cluded the meet with a time of 4:55.86
to earn 10 more points.
The team will now be training for the
grueling battles it will face during the
spring season beginning in February.
Why: With scores of 337.42 and 348.75, Coben earned two first places in f
the one-meter and three-meter diving events. His first-place finishes
helped propel Michigan to a three-point win over No. 1 Texas on Friday.
His dives were also NCAA zone diving qualifying marks. Coben
W Cross Country at NCAA Championships (Terre Haute, Ind.), Noon
M Cross Country at NCAA Championships (Terre Haute, Ind.), 1:15 p.m.
M Basketball at Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Championship Round, 3 or 5:15 p.m.
W Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
W Basketball vs. Massachusetts, 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey at Wisconsin, 8:05 p.m.
M Basketball vs. Western Michigan, 2 p.m.
W Soccer at Santa Clara in NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals, 4 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
W Basketball vs. Detroit, 2 p.m.
Ice Hockey at Minnesota, 3:05 p.m.
Brett Favre can't come to terms with his fourth quarter interception against
Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers beat the Packers 21-7 to improve to 9-2.
Say what? Lions' decision to play
defense in OT backfires in loss
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Detroit
took the wind and Chicago got the win.
Sore-armed Jim Miller came off the
bench to rescue the Bears, who benefit-
ted from Detroit's unconventional over-
time strategy yesterday to beat the Lions
20-17 and end an eight-game losing
"The wind was a factor. They wanted
us to drive the length of the field, which
is exactly what we did," Miller said after
Paul Edinger's 40-yard field goal gave
the Bears their first win since the sec-
ond week of the season.
"Any team wants the ball in overtime.
They made the decision and it cost
them," Miller added.
Miller, playing with a sore right
elbow, led the Bears to 10 points in the
final 2:33 of regulation, featuring two
great catches by Dez White, and Chica-
go (3-8) forced overtime on Edinger's
22-yard field goal on the final play.
After winning the coin toss to start
overtime, the Lions (3-8) decided to
play defense first with a strong 17
mph wind at their backs instead of
taking the ball.
"Knowing the outcome of this game,
I wouldn't do it again," Detroit coach
Marty Mornhinweg said. "But in a sim-
ilar situation, I would. I had complete
confidence in our defense up to that
point. I had complete confidence we
would get a stop. The wind knocked the
ball off the tee when we were kicking
off. It was substantial, that was my
But given the ball first, Miller moved
the Bears from their own 35 to the
Detroit 22, hitting third down passes of
14 and 15 yards to Marty Booker and
then connecting again with a five-
yarder to White on 4th-and-3 from the
Detroit 30 to get Edinger in position for
the game winner.
"You always want to take the ball,"
Edinger said. "It's sudden death."
The Lions made another debatable
decision during the final drive after
Chicago was called for holding on a
third-and-five from the Lions 35.
Detroit accepted the 10-yard penalty,
backing the Bears up but also giving
them an extra down that Miller used to
hit Booker on the 15-yarder.
"It was a 52-yard field goal and I
wanted to give them little or no chance
at points," Mornhinweg said.
"I don't really understand why they
didn't decline it," Edinger said. "They
knew what the wind was doing."
The Bears' eight-game losing streak
had tied a franchise record.
Chicago starter Chris Chandler
had to leave with a sprained ankle in
the third quarter, and Miller, who's
been unable to even throw in prac-
tice because of tendinitis, entered
With the Bears trailing 17-7, Miller
went 8-for-ll in a 91-yard drive with
White making a spectacular 23-yard
touchdown catch over Detroit's Todd
Lyght with 2:33 to go.
Down 17-14, the Bears got the ball at
the Detroit 47 with just over two min-
utes left. They appeared to be out of
field goal range when Miller fumbled
the snap and Leon Johnson recovered
for Chicago after a 10-yard loss.
But on a fourth-and-20 from Detroit's
45 and a minute left, Miller fell down
after taking the snap, somehow got to
his feet and threw a 33-yard pass to
White to the Lions 12.
"I knew we had to get a first down.
Maybe I should scramble a little bit
more sometimes," Miller said.
"That's what got it open. From what
happened in the backfield, I was open
all of a sudden," White said.
After two incompletions, Edinger
kicked a 22-yard field goal as the clock
was winding down.
"It looked to me like we had Miller.
He was down but was still able to find a
wide open receiver," Lions defensive
tackle Luther Elliss said. "If a guy is
that wide open, somebody's not doing
their job. That's disheartening."
It was the second overtime game of
the season between the two old rivals.
Detroit won the first game at Ford Field
N.Y. Olympic bid
NEW YORK (AP) - Former IOC
president Juan Antonio Samaranch
believes New York has a good chance of
hosting the 2012 Olympics.
"New York is the most well-known
city in the world. It's the most interna-
tional city in the world," Samaranch was
quoted as saying by Newsday in yester-
"New York will be one of the front-
He told the newspaper that New York's
diversity, resilience after the Sept. 11 ter-
rorist attacks and international appeal
will work in the city's favor.
New York beat out San Francisco ear-
lier this month in voting by the U.S.
Olympic Committee to be the US. can-
didate city for the 2012 Summer Games.
The IOC will choose a site in 2005.
Other potential candidates are Moscow,
London, Paris, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro,
Istanbul and Budapest.
Bell replaces Rolen
PHILADELPHIA - Third baseman
David Bell agreed to a $17-million,
four-year deal with the Philadelphia
Bell hit .261 with 20 homers and 73
RBI last season, helping the San Fran-
cisco Giants reach the World Series.
The free agent will replace All-Star
third baseman Scott Rolen, traded by
Philadelphia to St. Louis in July. Bell
chose the Phillies over the Giants,
where he played one year after 3 and a
half seasons with the Seattle Mariners.
"It was a tough decision but I feel
a made the right decision. I couldn't
be happier," Bell said yesterday.
"They have the basis for a great
team. It's a young team, but they
have all the pieces in place.
"I'm looking forward to coming in
and doing anything I can to help
Bell will get $3 million in 2003, $4.2
million in 2004, and $4.5 million in
2005 and 2006, plus a signing bonus of
Tampa Bay 12
Philadelphia 10 4
Pittsburgh 9 5
New Jersey 11 6
N.Y. Rangers 9 11
N.Y. Islanders 8 11
Chicago holder Brad Maynard (4) congratulates kicker Paul Edinger (2) after
Edinger kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime yesterday against the Lions.
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M I C H I G( AN STATE
St. Louis 12 6
Detroit 11 6
Chicago 9 8
Columbus 8 9
Nashville 2 10
N.Y. Giants 6
W L T
9 2 0
7 3 1
7 4 0
3 8 0
W L T
8 3 0
3 8 0
3 8 0
3 8 0
Philadelphia 94, TORONTO 84
LA CLIPPERS 90, Houston 89
ORLANDO 77, Miami 75
Minnesota 106, NEW YORK 88
Seattle 91, SAN ANTONIO 90
Milwaukee at Phoenix, inc.
New Orleans at PHILADELPHIA, 7 p.m.
Milwaukee at PHOENIX, 9 p.m.
TO ENTER CALL 1-800-99-TOUGH
3 - ONE MINUTE ROUNDS OF BOXING " HEAVY WEIGHTS ONLY
Florida at ANAHEIM, Inc.
Carolina at NY RANGERS, 7 p.m.
Toronto at OTTAwA, 7:00 p.m.
Edmonton at DETROIT, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at ST Louis, 8 p.m.
Vancouver at MINNESOTA, 8 p.m.
Phoenix at DALLAS, 8:30 p.m.
Chicago at COLORADO, 9 p.m.
Calgary at BOSTON , 7 p.m.
Atlanta at MONTREAL, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at TORONTO, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at BUFFALO, 7 p.m.
Vancouver at CAROLINA, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at NY ISLANDERS, 7 p.m.
Calgary at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at COLUMBUS, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at DETROIT, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at PITTSBURGH, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose at NASHVILLE, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at DALLAS, 8:30 p.m.
St. Louis at COLORADO, 9 p.m.
Florida at Los ANGELES, 10:30 p.m.
Phoenix at ANAHEIM, 10:30 p.m.
NY Rangers at ATLANTA, 8 p.m.
Chicago at PHOENIX, 9 p.m.
San Francisco 7
St. Louis 5
WASHINGTON 20, St. Louis 17
NEW ENGLAND 24, Minnesota 17
Cleveland 24, NEW ORLEANS 15
NY JETS 31, Buffalo 13
CHICAGO 20, Detroit 17 (ot)
DALLAS 21, Jacksonville 19
PITTSBURGH 29, Cincinnati 21
BALTIMORE 13, Tennessee 12
MIAMI 30, San Diego 3
Atlanta 41, CAROLINA 0
SEATTLE 39, Kansas City 32
Oakland 41, ARIZONA 20
TAMPA BAY 21, Green Bay 7
NY Giants 20, HOUSTON 14
Indianapolis at DENVER, inc.
Philadelphia at SAN FRANcISco, 9 p.m.
New England at DETROIT, 12:30 p.m.
Washington at DALLAS, 4:05 p.m.
Next Sunday's games
Pittsburgh at JAcKSONvILLE, 1 p.m.
Miami at BUFFALO, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at CINCINNATI, 1 p.m.
Carolina at CLEVELAND, 1 p.m.
Chicago at GREEN BAY, 1 p.m.
Arizona at KANSAS CITY, 1 p.m.
Atlanta at MINNESOTA, 1 p.m.
Tennessee at NY GIANTS, 1 p.m.
Houston at INDIANAPOLIS, 4:05 p.m.
Denver at SAN DIEGO, 4:05 p.m.
Seattle at SAN FRANCISCO, 4:15 p.m.
St. Louis at PHILIDEIPHIA, 4:15 p.m.
Tampa Bay at NEW ORLEANS, 8:30 p.m.
BRIGHTEN UP HER
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