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Q: What is the only college to participate in the College Baseball World
Series, NCAA men's basketball Sweet Sixteen and a New Year's Day bowl
game in the same calendar year?
Daly takes Nets job
by Ryan Herrington
Daily Sports Editor
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - By his own ton College and Penn to four NCAA Tourna-
admission, Chuck Dalyhasa"passion"forcoach- ment appearances, Daly began his NBA career
ing. Thatmight explain the fact that only 20days as an assistantwith the Philadelphia76ers.From
after resigning from the top spot with the Detroit there he took the helm of the Cleveland Cava-
Pistons, Daly announced last Thursday he would liers for half a season before joining the Pistons
return to the bench as coach of the New Jersey in 1983.
Nets. While with Detroit, Daly established him-
"Most people say 'you just left the bench, self as one of the premier coaches in the NBA,
why come back?"' Daly said during his press leading the Pistons to three Eastern Conference
conferenceat the Meadowlands Sheridan Hotel. titles and two World Championships in his nine
"Basically it revolved around one word, and asons.
that's passion, a passion for basketball." "We'veimprovedourselvestoanotherleveC,
Daly, long rumored to have been a candidate Reed said. "We now have a coach that we think
for a front-office position with a number of NBA can eventually bring us to what we all would like
teams, decided instead to prolong his 29-year to have - a shot at the ring."
coacingcarer wen e sineda thee-ear Daly inherits a tea which is somewhat of
coching career when he signed a three-year an enigma. Having made the playoffs for the
contract with the Nets, worth a reported $1.3 first time in six years with a 40-42 record, the
million per year. Daly is the 13th head coach in Nets have a talented core of players which
Nets' club history, includes 1991 NBA Rookie-of-the-Year and
Nets' general manager Willis Reed, who Detroit native Derrick Coleman.
headed the search for a new coach following the "I think this team has a chanceto win," Daly
resignation of former coach Bill Fitch May 12, said. "I don't know how big or how soon or at
expressed his delight with acquiring Daly and what level, but they have a chance to win."
hopes that Daly's past success is a harbinger of However, before focusing all his concentra-
things to come. tion on the Nets, Daly has a more daunting task
"The lottery washeldandOrlandogottheNo. ahead -coaching the 1992 U.S. Olympic bas-
1 pick to get Shaquille O'Neal," Reed said. "We ketball team. Daly heads to Portland in two
were lucky enough to win the lottery as far as weeks tobegin training camp with the12Olym-
coaches are concerned." pians prior to this summer's gamesin Barcelona.
Indeed, Daly's teams have made postseason In his absence, Suhr will direct the Nets' rookie
play an annual occurrence. After coaching Bos- and free agent camps.
Former Piston coach Chuck Daly signed a three-year contract to coach the New Jersey Nets
last Thursday. Faly's Pistons won two Wt rid Championships in his nine years at the helm.
*Michigan baseball recruit Jeter drafted by Yankees
by Josh Dubow Mich., starred for Kalamazoo Central with theselection.Yankeeofficialssaid Theonly questionleftis whohe will Under old rules, once a player took
Daily Sports Editor High School. The 17-year old batted he was the "best available athlete re- hit for. Jeter and family friend and ad- his first college class, the team that
Afteradisappointingseason,Michi- .481 with four doubles, one triple, four maining"when they made their pick. In viser Steve Caruso are expected to talk draftedhimlostrights to theplayer. The
gan baseball coach Bill Freehan was home runs and 23 RBI. a press release issued after the selec- contract details with the Yankees in the player was eligible to re-enter the draft
looking to rebuild for next year. One of Jeter, who lived in northern New tion, the Yankees projected Jeter would near future. after his junior year in college.
the major pieces in his puzzle was De- Jersey before moving to Kalamazoo, "be a front-line major league shortstop There will probably be few early However, under the new rules, a
rekJeter.However, thatpiecemaybein said he is excited about the chance to in due time." signings because ofagrievance filed by team would retain aplayer's rights for
New York well before the 1993 season play in New York. Gary Hughes, scouting director for the Major League Player's Associa- five years. The Player's Association
starts for the Wolverines. "I couldn't be more happy," Jeter the expansion Florida Marlins projects tion. Major League Baseball increased willbringtheircase toarbitratorGeorge
TheNew York Yankeesmade Jeter said. "The Yankees have great tradi- a bright future for Jeter. theamountoftimeunderwhichaplayer Nicolau today.
their first pick and the sixth pick overall tion, a great team, and New York is a "He can really play short," Hughes is bound to the team which drafted him Nicolaumightinvalidate the draftif
in the 1992entry draft. Jeter, a6-3, 170 great place to play." said. "He can run. He has a good arm without involving the Player's Asso- he sides with the Player's Association
pound shortstop from Kalamazoo, The Yankees were equally happy and he'll probably hit." ciation. in the dispute.
Blue track sends five to NCAA finals
by Wendy Law
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's and women's
track teams competed last Wednesday
and Thursday intheLast ChanceQuali-
fier meets for the NCAA Track and
The Championships will be held
June 3-6 in Austin, Texas. Each team
had one person qualify, boosting the
numberof Wolverines being sentto the
NCAAs to five.
Courtney Babcock qualified for the
women's team, running a time of
16:31.62 in the 5000-meter in India-
napolis Wednesday. She joins Amy
Bannister and Kristine Westerby who
qualified earlier inthe season with their
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performances in the 800-meters.
Bannister and Westerby had en-
tered the Big Tens ranked second
(2:05.65) and third (2:06.43) in their
event, jumping a height of 18 1/2, at
Champaign Thursday.Darris now 11th
in the nation. Darr, together with Stan
Johanning, complete the Wolverines
that are bound for Austin.
Johanning qualified in the javelin
earlier inthe season withamark of232-
11. He is the last of the 16 qualifiers.
Darr was an All-American pole
vaulter last year. He is shooting for one
of the top six spots in the nation at the
NCAAs. Darr needs to clear 18-4 to
qualify for the 1992 Summer Olympic
Michigan coach Jack Harvey says
in the country.Both Wolverineshave to
qualify in the semifinals Wednesday to
advance to Friday's fmals.
For the women's track team, Ban-
nister and Westerby compete Wednes-
day in thesemifinals.Both need tobemin
the top eight to advance to the finals
Friday. Babcock has to be in the top
twelve Thursday to make the finals
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