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Monday, November 22, 2004
News 3A Residents protest
'School of Americas'
Opinion 4A Dan Adams doesn't
like Michael Powell
Sports 11 Icers' rally completes
sweep of Spartans

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www.michkandaily.com Ann Arbor, Michigan Vol. CXV, No. 38 ©2004 The Michigan Daily

RYAN WEINER/Daily

Debacle shouldn't erase
Blue's accomplishments

COLUMBUS - The annual Michigan-Ohio
State showdown gets built up as the clich6 "one-
game season" contest. It's one of those games that
supposedly makes your season if you win and
destroys it if you lose.
And never does that argument hold more valid-
ity than when a team wins the Big Ten
title, wraps up a berth in the Rose Bowl
'iand doesn't feel like celebrating.
Such was the case for Michigan on
Saturday, as the Wolverines - thanks
to Iowa's victory over Wisconsin -
eventually clinched a trip to Pasadena,
but couldn't overlook the fact that the
arch rival Buckeyes ran through, over
and around the boys in Maize and Blue
en route to a 37-21 win.
"We didn't get it done," Michigan CHRIS
wide receiver Braylon Edwards said. Goin'
"You never want to depend on some-
one else."
But that was exactly the situation the Wolver-
ines found themselves in after completely tanking
on Saturday afternoon in Columbus.
The game started off fine. Michigan's offense
cruised to touchdowns on its first two drives. The
defense gave up a big play early, but then easily
stopped Ohio State on consecutive possessions.
Things were looking - well - rosy for Michigan.
Then, the sky fell.

Ohio State marched 99 yards for a touchdown
to tie the game at 14 and proceeded to score 27
unanswered points. The much-maligned Buck-
eyes' offense, led by quarterback Troy Smith,
suddenly looked like Michigan's "Point-a-Minute"
teams from the early 20th century.
When all was said and done, Ohio
State was celebrating on its home turf,
and the Wolverines were stuck being
Iowa's biggest fans.
"Of course, you want Iowa to win,"
running back Mike Hart said after the
loss. "But that's our fault. We shouldn't
have to be rooting for Iowa."
And therein lies why the end to
Michigan's 2004 season feels so much
different from the end of 2003.
BURKE Big Ten record? The same, 7-1.
to Work Regular season? The same, two loss-
es. Result? Trips to the Rose Bowl,
both times.
But the way things concluded this year left
everyone feeling a little empty inside. Last year,
Michigan picked itself up off the ground follow-
ing a loss at Iowa, pulled off a spectacular come-
back against Minnesota to turn things around
and then stomped on Ohio State in the season's
last weekend. Fans stormed the Michigan Sta-
dium field, roses in tow, and the "We're going to
Pasadena" celebration lasted well into the night.

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Ohio State players storm the field (top) as freshman running back
Mike Hart (bottom left) walks off.

,ONY D,IGaily
Fans hold onto Rose Bowl hopes during the game. Iowa's win
over Wisconsin later in the day made those hopes a reality.

On Saturday, the Wolverines couldn't even
crack a smile at the thought of going to the
Rose Bowl. All that mattered was that Ohio
State had won.
It's part of the mystique of the Michigan-
Ohio State game being the last of the regular
season. It's become a rivalry of such epic
proportions that, when you win it, you're sup-
posed to go to the Rose Bowl. When you lose,
honestly, you're not supposed to still head to
Pasadena.
So when that happens, as it did for Michigan
Saturday, it's like that team got something they

didn't deserve.
"We're disappointed," Edwards said. "We
had our destiny in our hands. We played ter-
rific ball all season, and we just didn't get it
done today."
Now, there will be plenty of talk over the
next few days about what went wrong - how
Smith and receiver Ted Ginn and the rest of
the Buckeyes managed to simply dust aside
the Wolverines as if they were a cupcake non-
conference opponent in September.
Just for a moment, let's take into account what
See GAME, Page 5A

Heading to Pasadena
Students interested in attending
the Rose Bowl in Pasadena can
turn to Page 5A to learn how to buy
game tickets. Details on ordering
tickets can also be found by calling
the University Athletic Ticket Office
at 764-0247, or online at www.
mgoblue.com

New party claims 22 seats in
student government election
Students 4 Michigan triumphs in race marked by low turnout

LABOR NEGOTIATIONS
LEO files complaint
with 'U'for allegedly
firing lecturers

By Leslie Rott
Daily Staff Reporter

Although the leaders of Students First disbanded
the party and many left to join Students 4 Michi-
gan, the recent one-party domination of student
government continued in this year's elections.
The Students 4 Michigan party claimed 12

party members were positive about the outcome of
the election.
"I think we ran a very successful campaign,"
said LSA sophomore Monica Woll, Students 4
Michigan campaign manager. "I think the student
body did a great job in choosing qualified leaders
who are ready to do work in student government,"
she added, in response to criticism that has come

The drop in turnout is a
result of the lack of two
major opposing parties,
said Election Director
* . - '

By Justin Miller
Daily Staff Reporter

the University said later that the lectur-
ers were fired because they were per-
forming poorly, LEO claims.
University officials would not verify
if employees were fired as opposed to
being laid off.

The first major disagreement between
the Lecturers' Employee Organiza-
tion and the University since last year's

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