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STICKERS ESCAPE
Blue tops Connecticut in
penalty stroke shootout.

IAN HERBERT:
Transitive property provides
disappointing outlook for Blue.
PAGE 3B
The SportsMonday Column

PERSEVERANCE PAYS

PAGE
6B

She almost quit, but now Jennie Ritter is one
of the best pitchers in college softball.
PAGE 8B

SMPORTS gan

October 10, 2005

1B

MEN'S BASKETBALL
for start
of season
By Scott Bell
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's basketball team
will be without one of its most excit-
ing players for the majority of its non-
conference season. Junior forward
Brent Petway has been ruled academi-
cally ineligible for the fall semester and
will miss all of the Wolverines' games
before Dec. 22.
"I am very disappointed in myself,
and I take full responsibility for this
situation," Petway said. "I have let
myself, my family, my teammates and
this university down. I am working very
hard to make sure I get back as soon as
I can."
Petway will miss at least nine non-
conference matchups, including home
games against Miami (Fla.) and UCLA
and road contests versus Notre Dame
and Boston University. He will be eli-
gible to return for the last two non-
conference home games (Coppin State
and Chicago State) before Big Ten play
begjs against Indiana on Jan. 3.
Both the Big Ten and the NCAA
require junior athletes to have at least
40 percent of their degree finished,
carry a minimum 1.9 GPA and to have
completed at least 51 credit hours in the
previous two years. It is undisclosed
which of these requirements were not
met.
"I'm hoping he's going to respond in
the correct manner, and so far he has,"
Amaker told the Ann Arbor News for a
story on Saturday. "I've always thought
of every moment as a teaching moment.
Unfortunately, sometimes teaching
moments have to come in some adverse
situations and circumstances."
The Georgia niative - whose 'creative
slam dunks and high-flying style of play
have made him a fan favorite - is com-
ing off a sophomore season where he
averaged career-highs in all major sta-
tistical categories. He led the team in
rebounds per game, averaging 5.4 per
See PETWAY, page 6B

Minnesota 23, MICHIGAN 20

No

longer a

ug ernaut
s=-'19 years
main
r in the

( ( here have been too many
times of leaving the Metro-
dome at halftime and going
to watch other games that weren't
blowouts. We deserved this," my buddy
Larp, a huge
Minnesota fan,
said after the
Gophers' 23-
20 win.
Minnesota
finally brought
the Jug back to
Minneapolis,
and Michigan
is left with a
season that, at
best, is about VENEGONI
pride. And the The Balls
"rubes" from
.my home state were celebrating with 19
years of disappointment gone.
But it didn't look like that would
happen with three minutes left in the
game. The Gophers had a backup
quarterback in and were just limping to
overtime, hoping for a miracle.
That miracle came even with the
aforementioned reserve on the field.
When I was a senior in high
school, my football team played Tony
Mortensen's squad. I remember think-
ing, 'Wow, he's really good at ball
fakes and play-action passes.' I came
away impressed, but I never thought he
would be at the helm of a Minnesota
-win over the Wolverines.
On Minnesota's last drive Saturday,
it really didn't matter. He could've been
Peyton Manning making his play fakes,
and he still wasn't going to get a chance
to throw the ball. Minnesota coach
See VENEGONI, page 5B

FOREST CASEY/Daily
Sophomore quarterback Chad Henne is hit on his blindside by Minnesota linebacker Mario Reese. Henne was pressured throughout the game by the Gophers front
seven. Minnesota finished with three sacks, while Henne completed 14-of-29 attempts for 155 yards in the 23-20 loss.

Hunwick hat trick leads Icers to sweep

By Daniel Levy
Daily Sports Writer

Leading by two, late in the third period at
home on Saturday against Quinnipiac, No. 8
Michigan appeared to have a strong grip on
the game. The only question that remained
was whether or not defenseman Matt Hunwick
could find the net for the third time that night
to cap off a great individual performance in the
Wolverines' 5-3 win.
After Quinnipiac committed back-to-back
penalties, the Wolverines had a two-man
advantage. Hunwick skated toward the front
of the net and passed to right-winger Chad
Kolarik. Kolarik immediately gave it back to
Hunwick who one-timed the puck past Bobcat
goalie Wes Russel. The beautifully executed
give-and-go gave Hunwick a hat trick and put
the Wolverines up 5-2.
"I can't really remember ever having five points,
or probably even four points," Hunwick said. "I was
lucky enough tonight that I had
a couple of opportunities, and QUINNINAC 1
the last one went in."
Even though Hunwick
stole the show, the real story QuINNIPAC 3
in Saturday's game washe
speed advantage the Wol-
verines (2-0-0) had over the Bobcats. Quinni-
piac (0-2-0) battled Michigan to a 1-1 tie in the
first period, but when Bobcat defenseman Reid
Cashman got called for tripping five minutes
into the second period, the game swung Mich-
igan's way. The penalty turned a Quinnipiac
power-play opportunity into four-on-four play.
The increased room to skate was a situation
that clearly favored the faster Wolverines. Not
wasting any time, Michigan cycled the puck
around to Hunwick at the blue line. The assis-
tant captain squeaked a shot through the legs of
Rncsell - whor - creenednon the nlw f -or

TOM MASO GOMEZ/Daily
Michigan senior Tral Blanks chases down a ball during the Wolverines 2-0 loss to
Indiana yesterday at U-M Varsity Field.
Hoosiers foil 'Mfor

eighth
By Anne Ulble
Daily Sports Writer
No coach learns to accept
sistently. Michigan coach Ste
no stranger to this , r
saying. Yesterday's
2-0 loss to No. 5
Tnr' / N 1 \

straight ti me
The game was a physical matchup of
high energy and fast-paced play. The
Wolverines were aggressive in all areas
losing con- of the field but had a tough time gaining
ve Burns is possession of the ball for the majority
,. of the game. Burns had mentioned that
n holding possession was the key to win-
ning the game against Indiana.
The Unnciar nr ra faA l-r a nnwar_

ROdRIGO GAYA/Daily
Michigan defenseman Matt Hunwick recorded points on every one of Michigan's five goals In Saturday's 5-3

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