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November 10, 2014 -- 3B
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promo 'great idea'
By LEV FACHER immediately, because we can
Daily SportsEditor do a few other things that you
can't do with a traditional big,
In October, Michigan men's so that's been helpful," Beilein
basketball coach John Beilein said. "And his attitude about
was convinced playing two positions has been
that the NOTEBOOK absolutely terrific."
positional Beilein said that getting
battle between forwards Mark Wilson meaningful minutes
Donnal and Ricky Doyle would is more of a priority than
see a leader emerge by the time establishing him at a particular
the season started. position.
Less than a week before the "He's going to become a
Wolverines' first regular-season natural forward at one of the
game, he has a winner, but by forward spots eventually,"
way of process of elimination Beilein said, adding that Wilson
rather than superior in-practice has been eager to get on the floor
performance. regardless of where he is placed.
'M' falls to Buckeyes. Again.
Beilein cited an "overly
cautious" approach in dealing
with a slight ankle sprain
and "another slight problem"
sustained by Doyle, a true
freshman. As a result, the bulk
of the practice minutes at the
low post position have gone to
Donnal, a redshirt freshman.
"(Freshman forward D.J.
Wilson and senior forward Max
Bielfeldt) have had minutes,
and now Ricky's back at full
go," Beilein said Thursday. "I'm
hoping to get Ricky some really
good time in this upcoming
game (against Wayne State) so
that he gets in there more=
Beilein said he'll continue
distributing minutes relatively
evenly "until someone clearly
gets in front of somebody else,"
though he acknowledged that
Donnal already held the distinct
advantage of a full year with the
team as a redshirt.
NOT A "TRADITIONAL"
BIG: Beilein said D.J. Wilson's
overall athleticism and ability
to play multiple positions opens
up many opportunities for
the Wolverines to vary their
"It changes us defensively
SQUAD 99 SELFIE:
Traditionally, the Wolverines
host an open practice for the
Maize Rage - the Crisler
Arena student section - in the
preseason. This year, the team
decided to open it up to the full
fanbase, and promoted the event
by promising the latest in social
media trends to Michigan's most
Those who stuck around
following the one-hour workout
had the opportunity to take
pictures of the do-it-yourself
variety with players and coaches.
"Ithought the selfie promotion
was one of the best ideas I've ever
been around," Beilein said. "To
sign autographs,you're spending
a lot of time with your head
down, asking people's names.
It's just not as personal."
Beilein referred to the ability
to put his arm around fans and
engage with them on an even
plane as a refreshing experience,
especially when compared to
the sometimes-drab routine of
sitting at tables and distributing
"I thought it was a great idea,"
Beilein said, "and we should do it
can't capitalize on
chances in Big Ten
By WES ROMAN
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's soccer
team saw its up-and-down
season come to an end after
a frustrating 1-0 loss at Ohio
the first MICHIGAN 0
round OHIO STATE 1
Big Ten tournament Sunday
The issues that plagued the
Wolverines (3-4-2 Big Ten,
6-9-3 overall) Sunday were
symptomatic of their entire
season - conceding early,
cieating chances but not goals.
In the 19th minute, an Ohio
State cross from the left wing
eventually found its way to
forward Danny Jensen, who
headed home from six yards
to give the Buckeyes an early
Redshirt junior forward
Colin McAtee looked the
most dangerous for Michigan
throughout the first half,
tallying multiple shots,
but even he couldn't bring
Michigan back. The reigning
Big Ten Offensive Player of the
Week found himself in some
dangerous attacking positions,
but Buckeye goalkeeper Alex
Ivanovic - last week's Big Ten
Defensive Player of the Week -
got the better of him on several
McAtee's task became all
the more difficult when his
attacking partner, freshman
Ahinga Selemani, left the
match in the 12th minute after
sustaining a lower-body injury
and couldn't return.
The Wolverines did appear,
" 'SAM MISIGIAN/Daily
The Michigan men's soccer team likely ended its season after dropping a narrow contest to Ohio State in Columbus on
Sunday. The Wolverines will now have to hope the selection committee places them in the NCAA Tournament.
if only for a couple of moments,
to have leveled the score in the
36th minute. McAtee received a
headed pass from junior winger
William Mellors-Blair and put
it in the back of the net, but was
ruled just offside by the referee.
The official's decision was
questioned by a few from the
Michigan bench,butto no avail.
McAtee, again, nearly
scored just two minutes later.
A perfectly weighted through
ball from the midfield appeared
to put McAtee in a one-on-
one with Ivanovic, but the
goalkeeper read the situation
and beat the Michigan striker
to the ball to ease the threat.
Unfortunately for the
Wolverines, that would be
their last solid chance. The
second half was a much
more disappointing period
for the Wolverines. Not only
did Michigan fail to create
anything near the quality of
the chances of the first half, but
it also found itself, on several
occasions, fighting just to keep
the deficit at one.
In what turned out to be the
final game of his college career,
fifth-year senior goalkeeper
Adam Grinwis did himself
proud with crucial saves. His
most memorable moment came
in the 61st minute, when he
cut down midfielder Yianni
Sarris's angle, which forced his
volleyed effort over the bar for a
harmless goal kick.
The Wolverines failed to
maintain the possession they
enjoyed in the first half, and
instead resorted to sending
long balls from the back four
up to the strikers. These efforts
can only be characterized as
speculative - at best - and
never amounted to much, F as
Ohio State's (6-3, 9-6-4) back
four dealt with them rather
Michigan could feel hard
done by the result or look to
take some positives from it, but
it won't matter much at this
point. The reality is that its
second consecutive loss to its
biggest rival has ended a season
full of high expectations in a
premature and disappointing
Editors' note: Michigan coach
Chaka Daley did not respond to
the Daily's requestfor comment.
Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 pm
In his young career, Hawaiian ukulele wizard Jake
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Stone, earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis,
and even played in front of the Queen of England. Known
for his lightning-fast fingers and innovative style,
Shimabukuro collaborated on his latest record with
legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons.
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