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16 - The Michigan Daily Summer Weekly - Wednesday, July 29,1992

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK
Townsend signs with Rams'

by Josh Dubow
Daily Football Writer
Former Michigan linebacker Brian Townsend recently
signed a contract with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams.
Townsend, who was a starting outside linebacker with last
year's Big Ten champion Wolverines,reported to the Rams'
training camp in Irvine, Calif., July 15.
Townsend is being represented by Cincinnati based
agent Richard Katz from the Katz Management Group.
Katz is very optimistic about Townsend's chances of mak-
ing this year's Rams' squad.
"I'm expecting Brian to make the roster and contribute
asabackuplinebacker andspecial-teams player," Katzsaid.
"We're very excited about his prospects of making the team
since he is the only linebacker drafted by the Rams."
Another factor in Townsend's favor is that the Rams,
who are coming off a 3-13 season, are rebuilding under a
new coaching staff. Former Seattle Seahawk coach Chuck
Knox has taken over the reigns in Los Angeles. Knox
emphasizes a ball-control offense, and strong conservative
defense.
Last season at Michigan, Townsend was fourth on the
team in tackles with 64 including 11 tackles for losses and
a team leading six quarterback sacks.
DISAPPEARING ACT: Former Michigan wide receiver
Desmond Howard remains unsigned by the Washington
Redskins. Howard, the Hesiman Trophy winner,has not yet
reported to Redskins' training camp.
The world champion Redskins made Howard the fourth
selection in last April's NFL Draft.
Divers. Lenzi beat Johnson was helped off the floor w
als. leftin the first half Monday night and di(
today, placing him again. The U.S. team beat Croatia 10
China. However, though Johnson's absence left the Unit
meter platform pre- without a true point guard.
earn the last spot in John Stockton said Tuesday he hope
by Friday after being sidelined since Jun
agic Johnson rested a cracked bone in his right leg.
y, leaving his status Johnson underwent a magnetic r
SA's next Olympic imaging test after Monday night's g:
any tonight. Detief results were negative, but revealed amu
na Pacers leads the in the back of the knee.
Also, the U.S. women gymnastswor

Reportedlythe two sidedremain $700,000apartin their
negotiations. However, Howard has signed one contract.
AW Cards has inked Howard to an exclusive NFL trading-
card contract for the 1992-93 season.
Last season at Michigan, Howard scored 23 touchdowns
and had 1859 all-purpose yards. Many experts have called
Howard the most exciting player in this year's draft.
PROGNOSTICATION: Many preseason college foot-
ball publications are available and Michigan has received
accolades from each of them. Lindy's, Athlon's, Street &
Smith's and The Sporting News have all picked the Wolver-
ines first in the Big Ten.
Michigan is also ranked in the top ten nationally by these
magazines including a No. 4 ranking by Athlon's.
LUNCH TIME: Big Ten coaches, players and media
representatives will gather in Chicago Thursday and Friday
for the annual Big Ten Kickoff Press Conference and
Luncheon.
One coach and two players from each team will come to
Chicago to kick off the 1992 football season. Michigan's
representatives will be coach Gary Moeller, quarterback
Elvis Grbac and safety Corwin Brown.
TV TIME: ABC-TV has set part of its college football
schedule for next season. As of now, the Wolverines will
appear onABC two times-Nov.14against Illinoisad the
Nov. 21 season finale at Ohio State.
Michigan will also be on television for its home opener
Sept. 19at 12:30 p.m.against OklahomaStateonESPN and
its season opener Sept. 12 at Notre Dame on NBC.
ith 11:31 in the team competition when Kim Zmeskal hit
d not play her final vault for a 9.950. It's the first time
)3-70, al- Americahaswonanykindofteammedalatameet
ed States with the former Soviets.
Zmeskal, 16, of Houston, also assured herself
s to return a spot in the women's all-around competition
te 29 with later. Zmeskal entered the optional round Tues-
day in 32nd place overall after she fell off the
esonance balance beam Sunday.
ame. The With all14of theday'smedaleventsover, the
sclestrain United States led with 16 total, four gold. The
Unified Team finished the day with 15 total, eight
n abronze gold. China had 14 medals at the day's end.

Former Michigan outside linebacker Brian Townsend (45) recently signed
a contract with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams. Townsend is at the Rams'
preseason camp in Irvine, Calif.
OLYMPICS Kimball and the Kimball I
Continued from page 15 Ferguson in the Olympic Tri
for a shot at a gold medal. Lenzi had 409.110 points
Also today, two American divers with Michi- second to Tan Liangde of
ganconnections willbecompeting.MarkFerguson Ferguson stumbled in the 3-n
and Mark Lenzi will be two of the favorites in the liminaries before rallying to E
3-meter springboard. Ferguson and Lenzi were the 12-person final.
two of the 12 divers to advance from yesterday's In other Olympic news, M
prelims. his injured right knee yesterda
Ferguson, who graduated from Michigan, as questionable for Team U.
was an Olympic alternate in 1984 and 1988 and basketball game against Germ
won the worldchampionshipin 1991.Lenzitrains Schrempf of the NBA's India
in Ann Arbor with Michigan diving coach Dick Germans.

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Trio of 'M' icers to try out
for U.S. National Team

by Josh Dubow
Daily Hockey Writer
Three Michigan hockey players
have been invited to a tryout for the
1992U.S.20-Over Team.Defensemen
Patrick Neaton and Chris Tamer and
forward David Roberts are three of the
40topcollegehockey players invited to
the two-week training camp in
Cromwell, Conn. The camp will take
place between Aug. 2-15.
The22-mansquad will play inapair
of tournaments in Finland Aug. 15-
Sept. 3. The players on this team are a
"big part of the talent pool for the 1994
U.S. Olympic Team," said Art
Berglund, USA Director of National
Teams.
The trio of seniors have been main-
stays for coach Red Berenson's squad
in their first three years. Last season
Roberts was tied for thirdonthe teamin
scoring with 58 points, Neaton was
sixth with 30 points and Tamer added
19 points.
TICKETS: Hockey tickets for the

1992-93 season will go on sale Aug. 3
at the Michigan Athletic Ticket Office.
Because of the recent renovations to
Yost Ice Arena, all of the seats will be
reserved.
Season tickets will cost $112 for
sidelineseatsand$95forendzoneseats.
Individual games willbe $8 for sideline
and $5 for endzone. Student season
tickets will go on sale Sept. 16.
Also available this year will be the
"Pick-six mini-season plan." This $36
package gets you tickets to four games
from one of two packages along with a
ticket totwoof the home games against
Michigan State, Lake Superior State or
Notre Dame. Tickets for the Dec. 5
Michigan State game are only available
throughseasonticketsor the"Pick-six"
plan.
Highlights on next year's schedule
include theDec.5and Jan.29Michigan
State home games, the Feb. 26 home
contest with Lake Superior and the sea-
son opener Oct. 17 versus Notre Dame
at Yost.

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Michigan hockey players David Roberts (above), Patrick Neaton and Chris Tamer have all been invited to try out
for the 1992 U.S. 20-over Team which will play in two tournaments in Finland later this summer.

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