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Men's rugby squad Men
fals short in tourney
By J.L ROSTAM-ABADI
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
So close, but yet so far.
The Michigan men's rugby team
advanced to the semi-finals last Sat-
urday at the Grand Rapids 7s (a short-
ened, down-scaled summer version of
rugby)Tournament,only to lose to the
Grand Rapids A-team, 36-7.
Wolverine Kirk Paluska scored
early, within the first minute of play.
Things were going well for Michigan
until Grand Rapids responded with a
try of their own. (In rugby, a try is
equivalent to a touchdown except it is
only worth five points and the ball
out immediately following the score
when a Grand Rapids player overre-
acted to a comment by a Michigan
player, resulting in the ejection of a
player from each team.
punches were thrown," Michigan's
Brian Zimmer said. "Neither player
should have been kicked out."
Michigan lostJeff Sharritts, one of
its more valuable players.
"Losing Sharritts totheother team's
player was like losing ourqueen to the
opponent's pawn," Paluska said.
Michigan's morale and perfor-
mance began to deteriorate, as evident
in the final score.
In getting tothesemi-finals,Michi-
gan suffered a 15-7 loss to the Grand
Rapids 1-team, fell 19-10to Michigan
State and prevailed by a 29-7 margin
over the Westside Condors of Chicago
in around-robin setup.
Sharritts broke Grand Rapids' de-
fensive line in the initialmatchuprun-
ning 40yards for the Wolverine's only
subdue theirelderly guile,"Michigan's
Tom Warburton said.
In the Michigan State game, Pat
Muscat and Deron Albright led the 1
Wolverines in a futile effort, scoring
one try each.
"Michigan State played a lot more
aggressively and ran faster," Zimmer
said. "They were able to capitalize on
our mistakes. The MichiganI
Later that afternoon, Michigan the 1994 Big T
played its best game of the day in
defeating the Condors. Sharritts startedRock
things up, scoring the first try, with
Sean Knight connecting for the con- By JAESON ROSE
version. Wolverine Brett Peck inter- DAILY SPORTS WRITER
cepted a pass and ran for an easy try. Most peoplew
Knightmade the conversion andadded of baseball for b
a try of his own. league-worst Col(
The Michigan men's rugby team ButforMichig
currently practices 7s Tuesday and Holdren, who wa
Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. at theexpansionRoc
Palmer Field. All interested are wel- of the Major Le
come to attend, being in the Color
HEATHER LOWMAN/Da y
Athletic Department announced it would not host
en men's gymnastics championship.
ies take Hoidren
By BRYN MICKLE
DALY STAFF REPORTER
Just when the men's gymnastics
team thought thingscouldnotgetworse,
they did. In a phone interview, Michi-
confirmed this week that the men's
team will not be allowed to host the
pionship, as has been scheduled.
In March, the athletic department
made the decision to drop the team
from its current varsity status. The
Intercollegiate Board of Control cited
a lack of participation by high school
boys and the need to satisfy gender
equity requirements as the main rea-
sons Michigan should no longer spon-
sor a team. The men'sgymnastics pro-
gram was given a one-year reprieve
before the action takes effect.
Weidenbach said the decision not
to host the men's championship was
based on the fact that the Big Ten is
considering turning to a co-ed format
for future gymnastics championships.
"It did not seem logical to have a
men's and women's joint champion-
ship,"Weidenbach said, "since we are
dropping our men's team next year."
However, the joint championship
format would not be instituted until
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would curse the gods
eing drafted by the
s recently selected by
ague Baseball draft,
rado organization af-
portunity to quickly
't have that many
in and perform, I'll
Holdren is still ironing out acon-
tract with the Rockies. He batted .270,
belted four home runs, and knocked in
17 runners, seeing time in 21 of the
Wolverines' 50 games.
Holdren felt the knee injury that
sidelined him for more than half of the
season caused him to move down in
"I have no doubt in my mind (that
injuries moved me down)," Holdren
said. "I was drafted in the ninth round
(by the San Francisco Giants) out of
high school. If a couple of guys are
fords him the op]
move up the ladd
"It's a greatop
said. "They don
people, so if I go
have a good shot.
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