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DAILY SPORTS BREAKS DOWN THE WEEKEND THAT WAS
2B - Monday, November 27, 2006

'M' SCHEDULE
MONDAY -11.27
M Basketball@ N.C. State, 7p.m.
TUESDAY--11.28
W Basketball @Central Michigan, 7p.m.
THURSDAY--11.30
W Swimming & Diving@ U.S. Open
M Swimming & Diving@U.S. Open
FRIDAY -123
Volleyball vs. Cal Poly
W Swimming & Diving @U.S. Open
M Swimming & Diving @U.S, Open
W Swimming & Diing
@ Eastern Michigan Initatinnal
W BASKETBALL VS. NOTRE DAME,
7P.M.
ICE HOCKEY VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN,
7:35 P.M.
Wrestling @ Cliff Keen Invitational
SATURDAY=-12.2
W Swimming & Diving @ U.S. Open
M Swimming & Diving @ U.S. Open
W Swimming & Diving
@ Eastern Michigan Invitational
M BASKETBALL VS. WOFFORD,2 PM.
Ice Hockey @Western Michigan,
7:35 p.m.
Wrestling @ Cliff Keen Invitational
SUNDAY--12.3
W BASKETBALL VS. MIAMI, 2 P.M.
*home games in all caps
all times EST

SAID AND HEARD
"Ben Wallace makes $90
million and he doesn't hit
too many jump shots, and
I'm a better free throw
shooter too, I believe."
- Michigan senior forward BRENT PETWAY

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Tim Schaetzel
MEN'S GOLF
Schaetzel's two-under-par score of 278 led
Michigan to a surprising second-place finish at
the Nike Purdue Kiahuna Collegiate Invitational.
Schaetzel was one of three Wolverines to finish
in the top 10.

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Daily Sports gives thanks

Sorry we're a bit late on
this, but in the spirit of the
Thanksgiving season, Daily
Sports would like to express our
thanks to
the follow-
ing:
The
Michigan
hockey
team's first
line, as T.J.
Hensick,
Kevin DAILY
Porter STAFF
and David
Rohlfs are
responsible for about half of the
team's goals scored.
Fans at Yost keeping the "C-ya"
cheer alive, despite numerous
(futile) attempts by the athletic
department to quell it.
Jack Johnson staying in Ann
Arbor. The NHL can wait - right,
Jack?
Minnesota. We didn't want to
get too excited about winning our
first College Hockey Showcase
game in three years.
Lloyd Carr's respectable fash-
ion sense. We may have lost to
Ohio State, but at least our coach
doesn't look like Mr. Rogers.
Mike Hart. For never dropping
the ball. Literally.
Alan Branch doing "The Claw"
as he comes off the field and the
opponent prepares to punt.
Beer.
The Michigan Marching Band.
Who thought more than 100
people simultaneously dancing to
"Thriller" could still be cool 20
years after it came out?
The women's cross country
team. The football team won't feel
lonely as a third-place team in
Wolverine land.

Chris Berman - for being with
leather.
Isiah Thomas for providing an
easytarget for sports columnists
worldwide.
Whoever started the "Fire Mil-
len" chant.
The guy who invented the fro-
zen carbonated beverage. Who
thought anything so delicious
could be so cheap?
Men's cross country coach Ron
Warhurst for always having a
great quote.
The Tigers. For a few weeks, we
actually forgot about how bad the
Lions are.
International maritime law. No
explanation needed.
Michigan State. For being des- S*
perate enough to actually offer the
football coaching job to Tom Izzo.
YouTube. Where we can relive
sports highlights and much more
frequently, lowlights, one video at
. Y a time.
High-definition television. Yeah,
it makes sports look pretty good.
That Crisler Arena can't stand
forever.
Brent Petway's rapping. We're
looking forward to your newest
hit, "No. 67."
Charlie Weis, for giving hope
to everyone who just throws the
ball deep down the field in NCAA
Football'07 that they, too, can
be considered offensive master-
minds.
The Michigan volleyball team.
For providing hope that the bas-
ketball team's horrible nonconfer-
ence schedule won't keep it from
the NCAA Tournament this year.
ide all of us.AP PHOTO The BCS system. For nothing.
- what are you thankful for? Tell
wouldn't love to see the Irish get Daily Sports at sports@michigandaily.
creamed twice by Michigan in one com and we'll put it on our blog, "The
season? Game," at www.michigandaily.com.

Daily Sports thanks Charlie Weis for helping us find the offensive mastermind deep insi
Weboggle.shackworks.com for lation prize is the Rose Bowl.
countless hours of entertainment. And that the opponent there
That the football team's conso- could be Notre Dame. Who

THE MICHIGAN DAILY TOP 10 POLL

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Fighters get along just fine in club

By ADAM WOOD
For the Daily
The Michigan men's boxing
club has agreed that Floyd May-
weather and Oscar De La Hoya
will attract plenty of attention in
their "mega-bout" in May. But the
team has its own "mega-bouts" to
worry about.
The club competes with the 24
other members of the National Col-
legiate Boxing Association in three
to four tournaments annually.
Most recently, they competed
in Pittsburgh against schools like
Navy and Miami (Fla.). Six Michi-
gan fighters participated in the
event, compiling a 3-3 record in
the tournament.
But the Wolverines' focus isn't

While focusing his aggression
on the heavy bag in front of him,
DallasGillespie, anamateur fighter
who works with the club, stopped
training to show his support for a
Wolverine and yelled, "Come on
Joe! There you go! Come on!" and
gave him a pat on the back.
The team's members also have
to battle each other in sparring
bouts to prepare for upcoming
tournaments.
"It seems really stupid to let
someone go in there and kill you,"
junior David Koren said. "But it's
with friends, so it's fine."
These friends seem to have a
united opinion on all things box-
ing. Most important, they all
established they box for more than
iust the fightin itself.

Greg Sizemore: "I've been a foot-
ball player my whole life, and it
was about keeping in shape more
than anything."
Many college athletes would
like to have the honor and prestige
of having varsity status, but the
Michigan boxers felt they were
better off as a club sport. Once the
NCAA decided to stop sanction-
ing boxing in 1960, it took 16 years
for the NCBA to step in and orga-
nize boxing clubs across the coun-
try. The Michigan boxing club is
delighted it did.
"I'm glad, because otherwise I
wouldn't be here," Sizemore said.
Because of the club team's sta-
tus, Eastern Michigan boxers
can train with Michigan, and in
return. Eastern Michigan pro-

three times a week, and it's at your
own individual pace."
This flexibility in the schedule
allows the boxers to take off time
after tournaments and train hard
before the next tournament on the
schedule, much like a professional
boxer would.
The main focus in professional
boxing these days is on the bout
between the pound-for-pound
champion, Floyd Mayweather, and
the middleweight champion Oscar
De La Hoya. The Wolverines had
some thoughts on the fight that
everyone is talking about.
"Mayweather will crush him."
Gillespie said, "De La Hoya is too
rich andtoounfocused. Tobox,you
have to be focused all the time."
Sizemore promptly interrupted

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nu, tlc v, ., I J- a,
purely on wins and loses. The "Boxing teaches you to be a vides some equipment to the gym and shouted from across the gym. S.Louisiana State: TOs is the best two-ins team snte
entire team has formed a tight man," Gillespie said. "You have to in Ann Arbor. "No way, De La Hoya is still country, and quite possibly the best squad in the SEC.
bond by making each member train right and eat right. It's really "I wouldn't want to be a varsity good! It's definitely a draw." The Tigers will miss utno the SEC Championship
of the club a better, more skilled a lifestyle." athlete, with the pressure," Koren Well, maybe they don't agree on game, but will be dangerous in a BCS bowl.
fighter Said Eastern Michigan student said. "Here, we practice two or everything.
6. Wsconsi Unfrtntely fr te Bagers, eting
hb-hS d eth. htw terBgTeums he B C S
Troans couldprevent rish BCS berth-
7. Oklahoma: Remember when the Sooners essentially I
their game against Oregon stolen from them almost t
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Too UCLA (6-5) at the Rose Bowl next months ago? Without that tainted loss, Oklahoma could
much speed, too much defense and weekend, they'll probably face apart of the longline of angry one-loss teams.

had
hree
be a

too much Dwayne Jarrett.
With all that, Southern Cal
didn't need last-second heroics to
beat Notre Dame this year.
John David Booty passed for 265
yards and three touchdowns to Jar-
rett as Southern Cal overpowered
the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish 44-
24 Saturday night and likely leap-
frogged Michigan in the race for
the national championship.
Then-No. 3 Southern Cal con-
tained Brady Quinn, the Irish's
Heisman Trophy contender, and put
together a performance that boost-
ed its Bowl Championship Series
standing. The Trojans were a close
third behind the Wolverines last
week, but now the roles have been
reversed, with Southern Cal sitting
at second and Michigan at third.
"I think we're a pretty good team
right now," Southern Cal coach
Pete Carroll said. "We'll play any-
body, any where."
Should the Trojans (10-1) beat

top-ranked Ohio State in the BCS
title game Jan. 8 in Glendale, Ariz.
Southern Cal has beaten its cross-
town rivals seven straight times.
And now the Trojans have won five
straight against Notre Dame (10-2).
The Trojans played in the BCS
title game the past two years -
winning one and losing one - and
earned a piece of the national
championship three years ago after
being bypassed for the title game.
"It was really a fun night of foot-
ball," Carroll said. "For the most
part, we felt in command in the
game. The offense was ripping, it
was just an extraordinary night for
Dwayne Jarrett. He made the plays
great players make."
Booty, who completed 17-of-28
passes and was intercepted twice,
watched from the sideline when
the Trojans beat the Irish 34-31
at Notre Dame last year on Matt
Leinart's 1-yard sneak with three
seconds remaining.

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strengthcfched un, ebrak, Noteuop100.
Also receiving votes: Auburn, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Rutgers.

Southern Cal pushed away from Michigan in the BCS rankings by toppling Notre Dame.

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