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MICHIGAN
ATHLETICS
SCOREBOARD
L A S T W E E K
MONDAY (APR. 8)
Men's basketball: Louisvite 82, Michigan 76
TUESDAY (APR. 9)
Softball: Michigan 8, Western Michigan 0
Baseball: Michigan 4, Notre Dame 1
FR IDAY (A PR. 12)
Sotball: Michigan21, Michigan State2(5
innings)
Baseball: Michigan 5, Penn State 1
Men's tennis: Michigan 4, Nebraska 3
Women ennis:Michiga 5,Nebraska2
Women's water polo: Indiana 10, Michigan 7
Baseball:Michigan3,PennState2
Men'slacrosse:OhioState17,Michigan8
Women's water polo: Michigan 20, Notre Dame
(Ohio)6
SUNDAY (A PR. 14)
Women's water polo: Michigan14, Gannon 3
Women's tennis: Michigan 6, Iowa 1
Men's tennis:Michigan 7, (8wa80
8aseball: Mhigan8 Pe S8ate81
Softball: Michigan11, Michigan State 2
Softball:Michigan8, Michigan state7(8(8innings)
N E X T W E E K
TUESDAY (APR. 16)
Softball: Michigan at Indiana 2:00 p.m. (Bloom-
Men' Basketball: Michigan vs. Ohio State 9:00
Softball: Michigan at Indiana 4:00 p.m. (Bloom-
ington, Ind.)
Baseball: Michigan vs. Notre Dame 4:05 p.m. (*)
WEDNESDAY (APR. 17)
Men's Track: Mt SAC Relays/California Invite
Decathlon10:00 p.m. PT (Azuza, Calif.)
Baseball: Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan 6:05
p.m8. (')
Lacrosse: Michigan vs. Detroit 7:O p.m. (')
T HURSDAY (APR. 18)
Women's Track: Kansas Relays12:00 p.m. CT
(Lawrence, Kan.)
Men' Track: Mt SAC Relays 1:30 p.m. PT (Wal-
nut, Calif.)
Womens Track: Mt SAC Relays1:30 p.m. PT
(Walnut, Caif.)
Me'sTrac Mt SAC Reays/Caifornia Invite
DeYcalonTBA (68zu88, Calif.)
F R IDAY (A PR. 19)
Women's Track: Kansas Relays 8:00 a.m. CT
(Lawrence, Kan.)
Women's Trc: Mt SAC Relays 10:00 a.m. PT
(WalntClif.)
Men's Track: Mt SAC Relays 10:00 a.m. PT
(Walnut, Calif.)
Men's Gymnastics: NCAA Championships Event
Qua))8)erPLDDPM (SateRCollege, P.)
Men's Tra EMU Invtiora 200 PM (Ypslanti,
Mich.)
Women's Tennis: Michigan vs. Penn State 3:00
PM (')
Men's Tenni Michigan at Penn State 3:00 PM ET
(Stae8College, P.)
Baseball: Michigan at Northwestern 3:00 PM CT
(Evanston, I.)
Women's Gymnastics: Semifinals 6:00 PM PT
(Los Angeles, Calif.)
Softball: Michigan vs. Iowa 6:00 p.m. (*)
" SA TU R DAY ( APR . 20)
Women's Track Mt SAC Relays 7:30 a.m. PT
(Walnut, Calif.)
Women's Track: Kansas Relays 8:00 a.m. CT
(Lawrence, K8n.)
Men's Track: Mt SAC Relays :00 a.m. PT (Wal-
nut, Calif.)
Men's Track: EMU Invitational10:00 a.m.(Ypsi-
lanti, Mich.)
Lac re: Michigan vs. Saint Josephs 1:00 p.m. ()
Softball: Michigan vs. Iowa 2:00 p.m. (')
Women's Gymnastics: Super Six 4:00 PM PT (Los
Angeles, Calif.)
Caseball ,Michi( 88 Nrthwestern 6:05 p.m.
(Chicago, II) (Wrigley FIRd)
Men's Gymnastics: NCAA Championships Team
Final 7:00 PM (State College, Pa.)
S UNDAY (A PR. 21)
Women's Tennis: Michigan at Ohio State 11:00
AM ET (Columbus, Ohio)
Men's Tennis: Michigan vs. Ohio State 12:00
p.m.()
Women's Gymnastics: Individual Event Final 1:00
* ~ m (Los AngelesI Calif.).
Bsebal: Michgan at Northwestern1:00 p.m.
(Evanston, III.)
Men's Gymnastics: NCAA Event Finals 2:00 p.m.
(State College, Pa.)
Softball: Michigan vs. Iowa 3:00 p.m. ()

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No division title
for first time in
12 years for 'M'
BY LEV FACHER halftime deficit.
Daily Sports Writer "We had two great opportuni-
ties at the end of the second peri-
After more than a decade of od," said Michigan coach Matt
dominance, the Michigan water Anderson. "We playedbetter than
polo team is no longer the cham- we did a couple weeks ago when
pion of the west. we beat them in their pool. We
The 18th-ranked Wolverines just didn't finish the opportuni-
placed ties we had."
third at INDIANA 7 Nolan and Colton added a
the CWPA MICHIGAN 10 goal apiece in the third quarter
Western but couldn't keep pace with the
Division MICHIGAN 20 Hoosiers, who scored three goals
Champion- N. DAME (OH) 6 of their own to stretch their lead
ships this MICHIGAN 14 over Michigan to three.
weekend GANNON 3 Colton's cross-cage strike early
in Geneva, in the frame gave the Mission
Ohio, marking the end of a run of Viejo, Calif. native her fourth hat
first-place finishes that spanned trick of the season.
11 years. Freshman driver Ali Thoma-
Michigan, the tournament's son'sgoal earlyinthe fourthquar-
second seed, fell early to rival ter kept the Wolverines within
Indiana but bounced back quick- striking distance after an Indiana
ly, blowing outNotre Dame (Ohio) goal just seconds into the fourth
and Gannon in the weekend's quarter, but the scoring ended
final two games. there, and the Hoosiers held on to
In Saturday's opener against earn a10-7victory.
the 15th-ranked Hoosiers, the The game was a rematch of
Wolverines held a 3-2 edge early a March 30 clash in Blooming-
thanks to goals from junior ton, when Michigan pulled out
driver Audrey Pratt, junior a thrilling 10-9 overtime win. In
attacker Kelsey Nolan and senior that game, Colton's third-quarter
two-meter Lauren Colton. tally maintained the Wolverines'
But the momentum didn't last. blow-for-blow pace with the Hoo-
Indiana stormed back for four siers and ultimately created the
goals in the second quarter, leav- opportunity for Nolan to score
ing Michigan with a two-goal her game winner early in the first

Junior attacker Hathaway Moore scored two goals on Sunday against Gannon. Michigan won to capture third place.

overtime period.
"They didn't shoot as well this
time," Colton said. "I also think
we had a couple of goals that we
couldn't finish."
Anderson cited saves and field
blocks as two areas in which
Michigan failed to keep pace with
Indiana. The statistics backed
Anderson's assessment, as senior
goalkeeper Alex Adamson man-
aged only five stops on the day,
well short of the 11 recorded by
the Hoosiers' Jessica Gaudreault.
Michigan was forced to
rebound quickly after the loss,
matching up with Notre Dame
just a few hours after the loss to
Indiana knocked them out of con-
tention for the championship.
"After the Indiana game, we
talked about how, forthe moment,
we need to forget about the loss,"

Colton said. "We really tried to
focus on defense."
That defense ended up being
somewhat unnecessary. The Wol-
verines jumped out of the gate
quickly, racking up seven scores
in the first quarter against the
Falcons.
Freshman attacker Kelly Mar-
tin led the charge for Michigan,
recording her first career hat trick
with four goals in the game.
"She used her aggressiveness
on defense," Anderson said. "She
countered very well."
Michigan woke up early Sun-
day for the third-place match but
showed no signs of drowsiness.
Freshman two-meter Barbara
Lanier led the Wolverines with
a hat trick, and freshman two-
meter Bryce Beckwith and junior
attacker Hathaway Moore added

two scores apiece.
As a result of its third-place
finish, Michigan has to settle for
not entering the CWPA Eastern
Championship tournament as a
top seed, making a second-round
rematch with Indiana likely.
"The other two games we
played this weekend were an
afterthought," Anderson said.
"Our focus was purely to beat our
rival."
The Wolverines would love
a second chance against Indi-
ana, and they seem likely to get
it. A first-round victory in the
Eastern Division Championship
tournament would, in most sce-
narios, lead to a rematch with
the Hoosiers. Only the April 26
tournament opener at Canham
Natatorium stands in Michigan's
way.

BURKE
From Page 1B
- was all but certain.
On Sunday, he confirmed that,
announcing he plansto enter the
upcoming NBA Draft.
"It's always been a dream for
me to play in the NBA," Burke
said. "I think it was just the right
time for me.
"Now that it's here, I'm defi-
nitely fortunate and blessed. ... I
just feel like it was the best deci-
sion for me."
The future of three more start-
ers - Tim Hardaway Jr., Glenn
Robinson III and Mitch McGary
- currently hang in the balance.
If all three return, the Wolver-
ines will unquestionably be a pre-
season top-15 team. If all, or even
any, of them go, itcould thrust
next year's team into uncertainty.
A year after the Duke loss, the
seasoned Fab Five squad made
the expected championship-
game run, only for it to end in the
most infamous way imaginable.
Trailing by two with 11 seconds
left, Webber called a timeoutchis
team didn't have, sealinga win
for underdog North Carolina.
Minutes after the game, Rose
told then-Michigan coach Steve
Fisher that, "We'll be back." Web-
ber even told fans at a Crisler
Arena pep rally the next day that
he'd return for his junior year.
But many around him already
knew that the most recognizable
QUARTERBACKS
From Page lB
Swieca is a walk-on that
didn't play high-school football
(he did, however, play a year
in the Israeli Football League
before coming to Ann Arbor).
Michigan coach Brady Hoke
said after the game that Cleary
has settled into the backup role
behind Gardner but also didn't
diminish the play of Swieca.
"It was good to give them
snaps with people here, with
people in this stadium and play-
ing in this stadium," Hoke said.
"I think both of them handled
themselves well."
On Saturday, Cleary looked
the part of the backup. He
played fine, not wowing any-
one with his passes but also not
looking completely unprepared.
The redshirt freshman com-
pleted two of his nine passes for
24 yards and one touchdown.
His biggest play of the game
might have come on a run, when
he scrambled away from the
rush for a 21-yard gain.
Swieca also had a couple of
good throws - finishing 4-of-
7 for 36 yards - but at times
looked a little rattled against

starting five in college basketball
history was to be no more.
"You want to leave as a cham-
pion but also you don't want to go
through it again," Webber said a
week later.
Nearly a month after the time-
out, on May 5,1993, Webber's
time as a Wolverines formally
came to end with a decision he
called "necessary."
"There's no concrete reason
why I should stay," he said in his
statement.
A year later, after third-seeded
Michigan was upended by even-
tual-champion Arkansas in the
regional final, Rose and Juwan
Howard left. It would be the final
Sweet 16 for the program until
this year, 19 seasons later.
"Everybody figured the story
of the Fab Five was over," said
former Detroit News sports writ-
er Bryan Burwell in "Fab Five."
Obviously, it wasn't.
A year and a half later, as the
Ed Martin scandal began rearing
its ugly head, Fisher was fired.
At a press conference on Oct. 12,
1997 announcing his departure,
Fisher said he had "tremendous
pride" in his legacy.
"We have taken a basketball
program and built it into one of
the elite programs in the country
the right way," he said, then for
added emphasis, repeated once
more, "the rightway."
It had been four years since the
timeout, four years since Webber
left Ann Arbor, but unbeknownst
to any at the time, it was closer
to the start, not the end, of the
legacy Webber had left on the
the Michigan rush, understand-
able for someone who gets sig-
nificantly less snaps in practice
than Gardner.
It might be one of the only
times in his career that Swieca
sees the field at Michigan Stadi-
um, or it might be a good primer
if he somehow vaults into the
backup role.
But for the defensive players
who don't often see the offen-
sive backups, it was a good
experience just to see someone
like Swieca - whose skill is an
unproven commodity - get a
chance.
"Everyone is involved, every-
one is playing, so you get to see
a lot of guys' skills that maybe
you don't see as much in the
fall," said junior linebacker
Desmond Morgan. "It's cool to
see everyone out there playing
and seeing what everyone really
has."
Still, on Saturday, it was clear
who was the alpha quarterback.
Both Cleary and Swieca were
hit to the ground on a couple of
plays, even though they were
wearing orange jerseys that sig-
nified contact was to be avoided.
Gardner, the other Wolverine
quarterback wearing orange,
wasn't touched.

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vestigation, the banners try's top basketball facilities.
emoved, wins were vacated It was a core of gritty, hard-
hile Webber was enjoy- nosed, unheralded recruits
NBA All-Star season, the - David Merritt, C.J. Lee, Stu
gan program - at this point Douglass and Zack Novak - that
mbles - was barred from helped the program climb out of
postseason play. the hole left by Webber.
But it was Burke who ultimate--
*** ly closed the door on a tarnished
past, ushering in a new, national-
o coaches removed from ly-recognized brand of Wolverine
John Beilein inherited basketball.
-abysmal program. Play- Beginning halfway through
front of empty crowds ina his freshman season, while the
y arena - one of the con- assistant coaches would huddle
e's shoddiest facilities - his together during pregame player
ar with Michigan, 2008, introductions at Crisler, Burke
10th-consecutive season became a staple of the conversa-
at an NCAA Tournament tion.
ance. "The coaches kind of hang
together and they'd go around
and say, 'Thank God for Trey
Burke,' because he was basically
"They'd go making everything work," said
assistant coach Jeff Meyer. "It
)und and say, was just like, 'Thank God for
Trey Burke.' "
hank God for Standing less than fifty yards
from where Webber announced
rey Burke. his departure 19 years earlier,
Burke announced last year that
he'd return to Michigan, to
return the program to a champi-
five years later, that year onship level.
.y, that program - is a dis- A championship - like the
emory. Fab Five in their return - wasn't
.eilein's second season, the his goal, but his expectation. He
rines made a late-season meant it, and he backed it up all
o finally end their March the way to Atlanta, winning 30
ss drought. Two more games and every major individual
ment bids and a Big Ten award he could win in the mean-
pionship - the team's first time.
986 - followed. Tens of So on Sunday - under the

same roof where Webber said
goodbye to Michigan for one
final time, a Michigan that was
thought to be clean, thought to
be sustainably elite, thought to
be a championship contender for
years to come - Burke said his
own farewell.
"Some decisions are like eter-
nity," said assistant coach Bacari
Alexander. "You never know
when your influence is goingto
stop.
"Success always leaves foot-
prints."
An emptiness in the Crisler
Center rafters, leftby the oust-
ing of the 1992 and 1993 banners,
the ones Webber was largely
responsible for both raising and
removing, will soon be filled by a
new one.
The 2013 Final Four banner,
Burke's, will soon hang in place
of Webber's. And in the coming
years, it'll be greeted notby con-
troversy, but by the company of
new banners. New banners that
signify that though Burke is gone,
Michigan basketball is back, and
this time, it's notgoing anywhere.
But one more banner belongs,
one with a white backing, blue
embroidery outlined by maize
stitching. It should bare the No. 3
beneath the name, "Burke."
"For what he has done for the
program, I'm sure that'll get alot
of consideration," Beilein said.
"I certainly would be in favor of
that."
I would too.
Daniel Wasserman can be
reached at dwass@umich.edu.
)r

RUSH
From Page 1B
Turns out no one sent that
message to freshman defensive
end Taco Charlton.
When Swieca took the field for
a few snaps on Saturday, he was
met by Charlton's 6-foot-6, 265-
pound frame barreling toward
him. Charlton, apparently, took
no notice of the orange jersey, as
he sacked the quarterback not
once, but twice.
"Freshmen," said Michigan
coach Brady Hoke, shaking his
head, when asked about Charl-
ton's tackles after the game.
And though he might have
been disappointed about Charl-
ton's overeagerness during what
was supposed to be just a light
scrimmage, Hoke has some opti-
mism about the future of the pass
rush.
"I think we've got some young
kids who have some ability," Hoke
said. "I think with (defensive
coordinator) Greg (Mattison) and
his passion and how he teaches
it, rushing the passer, I think the
work that's being put in ... and the
guys are excited about it."
Mattison said on April 4 that he
wanted the pass rush to become a

trademark of Michigan's defense,
and though there's still a long
way to go until the season starts,
everyone from Hoke to the defen-
sive line seemed pleased with the
progression of the pass rush.
Fifth-year senior defensive
tackle Quinton Washington said
in the past, pass rushes relied
more on blitzes and were more
"team-ran" than anything else.
But the Wolverines are trying to
get away from that mentality.
"This year it's one-on-one,
it's a mental thing," Washington
said. "The four people in front
have to get home every time."
Washington, redshirt junior
tackle Jibreel Black, redshirt
sophomore defensive end Keith
Heitzman and junior defensive
end Frank Clark composed the
starting four of Saturday's defen-
sive line.
Sacks on Swieca aside, the
defensive line held relatively
steady on Saturday, or at least as
much as can be expected for a
scrimmage. The transition of the
Wolverines' offense to rely more
on the air game has given the
defensive line increased oppor-
tunities to practice the pass rush.
So, who does the defensive line
have to thank for this confidence?
The offensive line and fifth-year

RUBYWALLAU/Daily
Freshman defensive end Taco Charl-
ton could see early action in 2013.
senior tackle Taylor Lewan, in
particular. Clark joked that he
looks at Lewan as a player from
Ohio State to motivate himself
during practice.
But if imagining his teammate
as an enemy is what it takes for
the defensive line to improve its
pass rush and serve as an exam-
ple to younger players, like Charl-
ton, Clark will take it.
"If (Lewan) wouldn't have
stayed, I don't know who I would
be battling every day, what type
of competition I'd be going after,"
Clark said. "Who can make me
better as a pass rusher and as a
player?"

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