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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - January 26, 2004


Blue denies Indiana its revenge



By Harold Fogel
and Brad Johnson
Daily Sports Writers
When it comes to water polo, Michigan-Indiana is an
intense rivalry. In fact, the rivalry is so heated that it prompt-
ed one Michigan fan to display a sign reading, "IU girls pee
in the pool."
Saturday's game between the Wolverines and Hoosiers
was the 2004 Michigan Invite's main event, and was a
rematch of last year's contest in which the Wolverines
clinched the Collegiate Water Polo Association's southern
division crown.
"Since we began our training in August, all anyone could
talk about was this weekend," standout freshman Wesley
Ellison said. "Indiana is our main rival and we wanted to
come out playing our best."
From the beginning, it was obvious that the game was
going to be a physical and competitive match. Michigan
struck first on a penalty shot by junior Erin Brown. Indiana
returned the favor, scoring on a penalty shot by Janis Pardy in
the second period. The Hoosiers then captured the lead with
an outside shot by Kandace Waldthaler that bounced past the
outstretched arms of junior goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong.
The Wolverines (4-0) came out firing in the second half,
scoring two goals in the third period. Junior Sheetal Narsai
sealed the deal with her second goal of the match, giving
Michigan a 4-2 victory.
Earlier in the day, in the team's first tournament game,
Michigan completely dominated on both ends of the pool
while defeating California-San Diego by a score of 6-2. The
Wolverines jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first peri-
od, showing that they came ready to play.
When asked if he was responsible for his team's inspired
play, coach Matt Anderson responded, "I've never been a
rah-rah coach behind closed doors. I just give the girls a list
of things to do, and today they executed perfectly."
With solid play in net by Armstrong and a hat trick by
junior Casey Kerney, Michigan soon found itself with a

comfortable 6-0 lead. Sensing that victory was close, Ander-
son seized the opportunity to give his reserves and younger
players some valuable playing time in the game's closing
The Wolverines started its Sunday by defeating Arizona
State 8-5.
Despite their lackluster play in the first half against the
Sun Devils, the Wolverines led at the break, 3-2. Strong play
both offensively and defensively in the second half helped
Michigan finally put away the pesky Sun Devils, who
refused to roll over throughout the game.
"(Arizona State) presented a whole different type of game
than Indiana and San Diego," Anderson said. "They are
extremely fast, and we were not as fast as they were so we
had to play a little bit more organized on defense."
Following the contest against Arizona State, Michigan put
the finishing touches on an unblemished weekend at the
tournament by throttling Marist 14-2, scoring eight unan-
swered goals at one point. The game also gave several fresh-
men a chance to notch their first goals as Wolverines.
"Every freshman was able to score (this weekend)," Ander-
son said. "Seven of them scored, so now the monkey is off
their back. Every freshman wants to get their first goal."
By winning their final two games of the tournament, the
Wolverines completed their best performance in the tourna-
ment's three-year history.
"We had a hard time waking up today," Anderson said.
"We had an early game Sunday morning, and two very good
victories over very good teams yesterday. We didn't come
out like we should have. We had a terrible first half, but we
still won the game."
After a perfect start to the 2004 campaign, the Wolverines
will travel to California in two weeks to put their undefeated
record to the test.
"I think (this weekend) definitely helped our confidence a
lot," Armstrong said. "We're not too confident, which is
good. But to start off with a win against Indiana, and to
maintain our winning record against them really has boosted
us for the rest of the season."

Mickelson drought
ends after 18 months
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) - Phil
Mickelson showed he's back on his
game after a disappointing year, beat-
ing Skip Kendall on the first playoff
hole Sunday in the Bob Hope Chrysler
The victory ended an 18-month win-
less streak for Mickelson, who dropped
from second to 16th in the World
He rolled a 3-foot birdie putt into the
center of the cup to win the Hope, his
second victory in the tournament in
two years.
Mickelson, making his 2004 debut,
closed with a 4-under 68 to match
Kendall (65) at 30-under 330 in the 90-
hole tournament.

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Who: Pat Owen Sport:Wrestling
Hometown: Polson, Mont. Year: Senior
Why: Individually ranked No. 4 in the nation, Owen (165-lbs.) scored a
pin on Minnesota's Casey Flaherty to help Michigan blow out the
Golden Gophers 31-4. He turned in another pin on Iowa's Cole Pape,
defeating him in just 47 seconds. Owen


Wednesday, Jan. 28
M Basketball vs. Iowa

Thursday, Jan. 29
W Tennis V
W Basketball V
Friday Jan. 30
Wrestling k
Ice Hockey v

7 p.m.
4 p.m.
7 p.m.


vs. Notre Dame
vs. Ohio State

vs. Michigan State
vs. Lake Superior State

7 p.m.
7:35 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31
M Tennis vs. Wake Forest 12 .m.
M Basketball at Illinois 1:45 p.m.
M Swim/Diving at Northwestern 3 p.m.
W Swim/Diving at Notre Dame 4 p.m.
W Gymnastics vs. Michigan State 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey vs. Lake Superior State 7:35 p.rm.
M Track/Field at Boston Invitational
W Track/Field vs. Michigan Intercollegiate
DAUy's NUL Power Ranidgs May's NBA Power Rankings
~ m~w 6 ps.1. Sacramento 30-11
Thenators weimed64 J r 1 Loss o Dallas yesterday wasn't
arto Miron Square Gdn enough to knock them out of the top
-rus=ingof the Rangers, spot. But schedule only gets tougher.
- 2. Detroit 64 pts. x enne s tid242
A tough week in Motown culmi- ' Kei G s led fo Is
" nated with Kronwall out, a pair of all- the A ith g tnicat dos
star snubs and two ugly games. ar baytIg::,.:gy!?.'.}:
Colordo 6 s 3. Indiana 33-13
>.: >.Carlisle must have enjoyed snap
* he regod n outabu ping Detroit's 13-game winning streak.
lot:kepsThm at number the
4. San Antartlo 29-48
4. Vancouver 61 pts. * ts dngtywln
* The offense shut down for a bs aetheybongtearn
week, but the 5-4 OT win over ;l}watch
Nashville suggests that is over.

New England -7
Over-Under: 38 - 38 1/2
Proposition wagers are very specific
bets offered by the house as side bets.
For a $1.75 favorite, you bet $175 to
win $100. For a $1.75 underdog, you
bet $100 to win $175.
The Coin Flip
Car. - $1.35 NE - $1.15
First Turnover
Car. - $1.55 NE - $1.35
Scoring a Safety
Yes - $5.00 No - $8.00
Two-Point Conversion
Yes - $3.75 No - $5.50
Overtime Football
Yes - $4.50 No - $6.50
Ryan Sosin's Top Prop
Tom Brady had three rush-
ing touchdowns in his final
two seasons at Michigan.
Super Bowl Sunday could
make it three in his last
two seasons in New Eng-
land. Bet the 25:1 spread he
scores the first TD on the rush en
route to a New England Victory on
Super Bowl Sunday.

6. Philadelphia 65 pts.
" Adding Danny Markov and
MattiastTimanderto the blueline
makes this team a lot better.
7.San Jose 61pts.
- Beatig up on Detroit, Goloradn
an Meso mafa h $ha*e psed
8. New Jersey 61pts.
" The wheels are starting to fall
off in New Jersey. The only thing that
holds them together is goaltending.
9. Tampa Bay 55 pts.
(3aUt4 Oif nt. Golng 74.2 in their
' ast tO, life 1$ good atop the $outheast,
10. Boston 58 pts.
" Losing Joe Thorton could stifle
Boston's playoff.hopes, which report-
edly makes people in Boston angry.

6.D tot 294
for larius Miles r*ein themoi
'The Perfeot Score' and didn't get It.
7. Houston 25-17
- Scored just 15 points in the
fourth quarter against Indiana on Fri-
day and won.

9. Denver 26-19
* Marcus Camby has played in all
41 games this year. When was the
last time that happened?
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chIps oUtburst lest Wednesd~y


Junior Erin Brown, scored a goal in both of Michigan's games yesterday against Marist and Arizona State. The 10th-ranked
Wolverines have started the season 4-0.

Is your Professor Using the
Classroom as a Political Soapbox?
This Is a Violation of Your
Academic Rights.
According to the American Association Of University Professors, the use of classrooms
for political indoctrination is a violation of academic freedom.
The 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure declared:
"Teachers are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing their subject, but
they should be careful not to introduce into their teaching controversial matter
which has no relation to their subject." (This clause was reaffirmed in 1970.)
If you are not taking a course whose subject is the war in Iraq, your professor
should not be making statements about the war in class. Or about George Bush, if
the class is not on contemporary American presidents, presidential administrations
or some similar subject.
We do not expect our doctors to impose their political opinions on us when we go to
them for treatment. We should likewise not be assaulted by the political prejudices
of professors when we pay them for an education.
If your professor is abusing his or her teaching privilege or is confused about the
professional obligations of an educator please contact us.
Students for Academic Freedom


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