TRIBUTES, TEARS AND TESTIMONIES FOR THE FACE OF MICHIGAN FOOTBALL
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THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
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By STEPHANIE WRIGHT SportsMonday.
Daily Sports Editor
COLUMBUS - With every-
thing on the line, Michigan the National Championship pionship on Jan. 8.
walked away from its biggest game slip away with a 42-39 Although Michigan would
game of the year empty-hand- loss to No.1 Ohio State. welcomethe chance to play Ohio
ed. As of yesterday, only the 12- State again, the turn of events is
But it might get a second 0 season and conference cham- likely little consolation.
chance. pionship were out of reach. Its dream season is still
On Saturday, the second- Ifeverythinggoes the Wol- over.
ranked Wolverines let their verines' way, they can still For the third straight year,
undefeated season, a Big Ten make it to Glendale, Ariz., to the Wolverines had to watch
title and a guaranteed spot in compete for a National Cham- theirbitter rival enjoy a victo-
ry in college football's great-
This time, the Buckeyes
were also celebrating an unde-
feated regular season and a
chance to win their second
national title in five years.
crowd poured onto the field
to celebrate Ohio State's win,
Michigan players and coaches
quietly made their waytoward
the locker room, many wiping
tears from their eyes.
tailback Mike Hart said. "We
lost. That's the only thing.
See THE GAME, page 7A
TOP: Antonio Pittman breaks away for a touchdown during Ohio State's 42-39 win in Colum-
bus on Saturday. BOTTOM: Mario Manningham strikes back with one of his six receptions.
THE STADISUITE SUIT
Luxury boxes rtea
tration of a lack of transparency.
Y Bill Wisosn, a membetsof Sass
aY tbe Big House, is takitg tbe Uti-
one step awa et
On Friday, he filed a Freedom
of Information Act enforcement
By GABE NELSON University Board of Regents case in Washtenaw County Circuit
Daily StaffReporter approved schematic designs Court, charging the University
for a plan that would add 83 with a failure to producepublic
Opponents of a plan to add luxury suites and 3,200 club documents fora reasonable price.
luxury boxes to Michigan seats to the Big House. The University has tried to charge
Stadium suffered a major set- That was expected. The csmt$5,000 for e ain s a
back Friday. final tally wasn't. tion of FOlA guidelines.
At its monthly meeting, the See STADIUM, page 3Aj
On course: MAP romps
Newp ywinS Assembly and LSA Student Nine LSA seats were
New partywi Government elections are voted onin MSA, four Rack-
big in debut in, and no one is too sur- ham Graduate School seats,
prised. three College of Engineer-
By LAYLA ASLANI The Michigan Action ing seats, two Business
Daily StaffReporter Party was the big winner. It School seats and one seat
captured all of the LSA-SG each in the schools of nurs-
The unofficial results seats and more than half of ing, pharmacy, social work,
for the Michigan Student the open seats in MSA. See MSA ELECTION, page 7A
F A lREWELL
to honor a legend
By CHRIS HERRING
Daily Sports Writer
Bravingsnow and frigid tem-
peratures, people who hoped
to pay their respects to former
Michigan coach Bo Schem-
bechler started standing in
line at St. Andrew's Episcopal
Church at about 6 a.m. yester-
day forthe closed-casket public
viewing that began at noon.
"It might be a little cold,
but every minute's worth it,"
said Roy Smith, who had been
in line since about 5 or 6 a.m.
"And I can't imagine having
Schembechler died Fri-
day at age 77. At the church
on Catherine and Division,
mourners strolled past the
casket. Next to the casket was
a painting of him and a plaque
with his records in 21 seasons
as Michigan's coach.
Some knew Bo better than
others, but many said the
coach had touched their lives
- even if only in some small
Al Maghes said he knew
Schembechler for nearly 40
years, playing on his 1967 and
1968 Miami (Ohio) teams and
then later coaching with him
at Michigan in 1973.
"He was everything to me,"
said a tearful Maghes. "He
was a mentor, father and just a
great figure to me. He always
showed leadership and I
think he always embodied the
SeeBO, page 7A
Mourners file past former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler's casket at
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church yesterday afternoon.
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