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Let sports inspire your Halloween costume

It's become a tradition to offer up sug-
gestions for sports-themed Hallow-
een costumes leading up to the big
But the truth is, I'm
not very funny, I'm cer-
tainly not creative and
I've never had a good
Halloween costume.
(Last year, wearing a r
seersucker sports coat
and jeans, I tried to tell
people I was dressed as
Kevin Costner. No one NATE
bought it.)SANDALS
Despite. my short- -
comings, continuing
the practice of writing this Halloween-
themed column is too important. So with-
out further ado, here's my attempt to make
your costume hunt just a little bit easier.
" Go as the Michigan football team.
Wear Adidas gear, show up early and get
to the beer pong table. Dominate your first
couple games, but eventually start miss-
ing the table, dropping balls and knock-
ing over cups. By the end of the night, it
should be pretty clear that you don't even
know which way is up. If anyone asks why
you're having such a hard time, tell them
you won't know the answer until after you
break down the film from the night.
* Go as the Michigan State football
team. Brag to everyone at the party about
how you finally beat your big brother at
something. Never speak in complete sen-
tences. Lose your last four games of beer
* Go as Matt Millen. Walk into the party
wearing a suit and immediately start mak-
ing awful suggestions to the hosts about
where the keg should be placed, what the
house beer pong rules should be and how
to set up the living room. When you finally
get kicked out, steal the keg (and $50 mil-
lion if it's available).
* Go as Adam "Pacman" Jones. The
second you arrive at the party, start a
fight. When your friends try to calm you
down, keep fighting. Put on a different set
of clothes and go to another party in the
hopes that a change of scenery will calm
you down. Repeat step one.
" Go as Ohio State coach Jim Tressel.






1. The Michigan football team. 2. The Michigan State football team. 3. The Detroit Lions, Matt Millen's former team. 4. Adam "Pacman" Jone
Michigan women's basketball coach Kevin Borseth. 8. Brett Favre.

Wear ascarlet and/or gray sweatervest. Get
to the beer pong table and dominate lesser
opponents. But when you face a good team,
choke to the point where you're knocking
over your own cups for no reason.
* Go as a Tampa Bay Rays fan. Wear a
Tampa Bay hat with the price tag still on.
When someone asks if you're from Tampa,
reply, "Yeah, did you know we have a

baseball team now?" If anyone asks you
to name your favorite player on the team,
pretend not to hear the question and walk
away quickly.
0 Go as Michigan women's basketball
coach Kevin Borseth. If anything hap-
pens that makes you mad, throw a tantrum
the likes of which the world has never
seen. Even if the only person listening is

standing right next to you, yell as loud as
you can.
* Go as Brett Favre. Demand everyone's
complete attention at all times. If you
aren't getting it, threaten to go home. If no
one cares, change your demands and force
your friends to take you to another party.
Continue to demand everyone's complete
attention at all times.

I would have suggested that people dress
up as Terrelle Pryor, but there's no need
to make anyone sadder about the football
team than they already are.
- Sandals wants to hear your ideas for
sports-related Halloween costumes, which
will undoubtedly be far funnier than his. He
can be reached at nsandals@umich.edu.

Kelly breaks three pool
Irn hgrecords in first'M win


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November 7th, 2008
9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m
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Daily Sports Writer
Michigan women's swimming
and diving coach Jim Richardson
has been with the Wolverines for
24 years.
But before Friday's 167-126
win against Toledo, he wasn't too
reluctant to take advice from a
newcomer to Ann Arbor.
Wolverine first-year men's
coach Mike Bottom suggested
that junior Margaret Kelly shift
her focus from her hips to her
shoulders, which would help her
transition later in races and pick
up the tempo as others faded.
"Usually, improvement in
sports doesn't really happen
overnight," Richardson said. "It's
a byproduct of doing the right
things for a long period of time."
But in her first meet after
changing her technique, Kelly
saw immediately results setting
three pool records and propelling
the Wolverines (1-3) to their first
win of the season.
Kelly's new milestones were the
biggest accomplishments in the
Wolverine triumph, but freshmen
Caitlin Dauw and Amanda Lohm-
an also had excellent meets, win-
ning two individual events apiece.
Dauw's two wins, in the 100-yard
and 200-yard butterfly events,
were the first of her career.

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Freshman Caitlin Dauw won two individu
season on Friday against Toledo.
In her first event, the 200-yard
freestyle, Kelly finished nearly
two seconds ahead of her near-
est competitor, Toledo sopho-
more Laura Heckroth. Her time
of 1:50.07 came within a tenth of
a second of the pool record, and
Richardson said he knew after
the race that Kelly would have an
impressive meet.
"You could see it right from
the start," Richardson said. "She
was playing around with making
changes in her stroke that might
make her even faster. It worked
here tonight."
Then came Kelly's pool-record
victory in the 500-yard freestyle
(4:55:44) in an event outside of
her specialty.

al events in Michigan's first victory of the
A few events later, Kelly set a
pool record in the 200-yard indi-
vidual medley (2:02:88).
In the very next event, the
last of the night, the Wolverines
leaned on Kelly as the anchor in
the 200-yard freestyle relay.
The Wolverines relay team
broke another pool record
Even Richardson, with 24 sea-
sons at the helm, said the notion
of one swimmer setting three
new record times in one meet was
new to him.
"Any time you can get a pool
record, that's saying something,"
Richardson said. "I don't recall
ever seeing someone break that
many pool records."

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Michigan's scoreless streak hits
140 minutes after shutout loss


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The Michigan field hockey
team fell 3-0 to Penn State on
Sunday, in the Wolverines' second
consecutive shutout loss.
The Nittany Lions (5-0 Big Ten,
13-4 overall) jumped to an early
lead, netting two goals within 36
seconds of each other just five

minutes into the game.
Penn State scored again about
20 minutes later to seal its reg-
ular-season Big Ten champion-
Despite beating the Nitta-
ny Lions 10-9 in shots on goal,
Michigan (3-2, 8-9) was unable to

capitalize on any of its chances,
including two penalty shots. The
Wolverines are currently on a
140-minute scoreless streak.
Michigan wraps up its regu-
lar season next weekend against
Miami (Ohio) on Friday and Iowa
on Saturday.


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