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by Albert in
Daily Basketball Writer
BOSTON - Steve Fisher hit the
motherlodelastyear by signing the best
incoming class in NCAA history. The
group led the Wolverines to the Final
Four in its first year together, and it
looks destined to repeat that perfor-
mance in the immediate future.
The Michigancoaching staff,know- y
ing the team returns seven members of
its rotation this fall, spent much of last
season's recruiting period watching
youngsters who will not graduate for
That strategy may well pay off this
season if superstar guard Randy
Livingston, a 6-foot-3, 190-pounder
from Isidore Newman High in New
Orleans and the consensus No. 1 player
in the talent-laden class of '93 decides
to join the Wolverines.
The Boston Globe reported June 19
that Livingston, in town for the 20th
annual Boston Shootout, was working.
with a list of 11 schools, at the top of
which was Michigan."
Whether the order of the list is valid
* remains to be seen. When asked about FILE PHOTO; ! Diy
theGlobestory the evening it appeared, The CCHA has changed its playoff format for next year in order to include
See LINGSTON, Page 12 all 12 teams in the playoffs.
Big Ten names Howard top male athlete
Change in playoffs
brings more CCHA
teams to Joe Louis
by Josh Dubow
Daily Hockey Writer
The Central Collegiate Hockey
Asspciation's athletic directors re-
cently approved changes in the confer-
ence playoff format for this season.
Because of this year's expansion
- which will add Kent State and
Notre Dame as full-fledged members
and Alaska-Fairbanks as an affiliate
member-the 12-teamleague needed
to change its playoff format.
"This is great,"Michigan assistant
coach Mel Pearson said. "It gets more
teams involved and becomes a bigger
event. There'll be more people there
and it gives more schools a shot to
make it to the Joe. It's good for the
league because it keeps the sysytem
Under the new system, the top six
teams will host the seventh through
11th-place teams along with Alaska-
12-14. UAF's seeding will be deter-
mined by the conference office.
The six on-campus winners will be
reseeded based on their regular-sea-
son records and willtravel to Joe Louis
Arena the next weekend. The top two
teams will receive byes, while No. 5
will play No. 4and No. 3 will face No.
6in the quarterfinalsFridayMarch19.
The nextnight, the No. 1 team will
face the 4/5 winner and No. 2 will play
the 3/6 winner. Sunday's champion-
ship will feature the semifinal win-
would have had the fifth through 12th
teams play a Tuesday night one-game
elimination round. The winners would
have advancedto the best-of-three on-
campus quarterfinals before proceed-
ing as the playoffs did this season with
the semifinals at Joe Louis. While
Pearson likes the new system better
than this proposal, he still sees flaws in
"If you take six teams to the Joe,
two teams won't play the firstnight,"
Pearson said. "That first night can
really throw you off. In the NCAA j
Tournament this year, every team that
got a bye, besides us, lost their next
game. It's hard to get into it mentally
after sitting out a night. But overall, it
gives the best teams the bestchance to
The athletic directorsalsoapproved
changing the starting tnes of league
games from 7:30 p.m. local time to 7
from staff reports
Michigan wide receiver Desmond
- who had already captured the
Heisman Trophy - its recipientof the
top male athlete.
Howardscored 14points, receiving
two first-place votes and four second-
place votes. He edged Minnesota gym-
nast John Roethlisberger by two points
to be the second straight Wolverine to
win the award following in swimmer
Mike Barrowman's footsteps.
A 5-foot-11 widereceiver, Howard
captured college football's highest
honor - the Heisman Trophy - and
was honored with the Maxwell Award
ignations from United Press Interna-
tional, Athlon's, Football News and
awards from six different organizations
- Associated Press, UPI, Football
to Howard's football resume.
The Big Ten coaches and media
bothnamed Howardastheir Offensive
Playerof the Year,heading the All-Big
became the first receiver in Big Ten
(90pts.)aftersetting Michigan's single-
was a four-time league Offensive
Howard kept the Big Ten atop the
NCAA statistical charts, leading Divi-
sion I scoring and kickoff returns
throughout most of the season. His 19
season touchdown receptions tied for
second in final NCAA 1991 stats.
Howard and quarterback Elvis Grbac
established the NCAA single-season
and career records for touchdowns in
nine of Michigan's 12 games, includ-
ing a season-opening 10 consecutive
games with at least one touchdown
the postseason updating the Michigan
football record book after Howard's
award-winning season. Howardranked
first in Michigan season touchdown
receptions (19) and scoring (138 pts.),
and is listed No. 2 career in all-time
receptions (134), kickoff yardage
(1,211), return yardage (1,548), touch-
yds.), and touchdown receptions (32).
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