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July 17, 1996 - Image 10

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Former Michigan hockey coach Al Renfrew is resting after
suffering his second heart attack in four years. Renfrew's
attack happened the last weekend in June while he was
vacationing at his summer cottage in northern Michigan.


July 17, 1996to

Ex-Wolverine Howard benefits
from wild Heat spending spree

* Former Blue gridders
Hayes, Riemersma
and Howard agree to
NFL contracts
From wire reports
Former Michigan basketball star
Juwan Howard became one of the first to
benefit from the soaring NBA free agent
market, signing a long-term deal with
the Miami Heat.
After becoming a free agent last
Thursday, Howard and his agent, David
Falk, wasted little time in sorting through
Howard, chosen by the Washington
Bullets as the fifth pick in the 1994 draft,
accepted the Heat's seven-year, S98-mil-
lion offer over the weekend.
The 23-year-old forward played in the
All-Star Game last season, only his sec-
ond in the league. He finished the season
averaging 22.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and
4.4 assists per game.
To become a free agent, Howard exer-
cised an option in his contract which
allowed him to put himselfon the market

after only two seasons. He was sched-
uled to cam $1.7 for the 1996-97 season.
The Bullets came up short in their
effort to sign Howard, despite a visible
public relations blitz in the Washington,
DC, area.
Howard joins champion coach Pat
Riley and center Alonzo Mourning with
the Heat. Mourning was also a benefi-
ciary of the team's spending spree,
agreeing to a seven-year, $105-million
Howard was the first member of
Michigan's celebrated 1991 Fab Five
recruiting class. He played three years
for the Wolverines, making trips to the
NCAA Finals in each of his first two
seasons, and into the round of eight his
third and final year.
Also among those signing contracts
last week were several former Michigan
football stars.
Two top pass-catchers from last sea-
son's squad, Mercury Hayes and Jay
Riemersma, inked deals with the NFL
teams that drafted them.
Hayes, taken by the New Orleans
Saints is the fifth round of April's draft,

signed a two-year deal with the Saints
last Thursday. Terms were not disclosed.
Hayes was the top Wolverine receiver
last season, catching 48 passes for 923
yards and four touchdowns.
Riemersma, a tight end, signed with
the Buffalo Bills last Wednesday, joining
former Michigan teammate and Bills
backup quarterback Todd Collins. The
terms of Riemersma's deal were not dis-
Riemersma, a seventh-round select
tion, caught 41 passes for 370 yards and
one touchdown last season.
Heisman Trophy winner Desmond
Howard will join his third team in only
five years in the league, after being
signed by the Green Bay Packers.
Howard was drafted by the
Washington Redskins in the first round
of the 1992 draft after winning college
football's highest individual honor
After spending three disappointing
seasons as a wide receiver with the
Redskins, lie was left unprotected in last
year's expansion draft and was picked up
by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Former Michigan forward Juwan Howard signed a seven-year, $98-million contract
with the Miami Heat last weekend after two seasons with the Washington Bullets.

Interim'M' women's hoops coach promises to bring winning spirit
By Will McCahill Guevara's appointment at a press con- "I cannot predict the future;" Guevara are going to have fun doing it." the squad. She pointed out th
Daily Sports Editor ference last Thursday, making the said. "I can only create what I want to Senior forward Catherine DiGiacinto Michigan had many close games la
It's hard to hear the word "interim" in coach's interim designation clear. happen, and that's what I'm going to said she is looking forward to playing season, only to squander leads or let
Sue Guevara's voice. A full-scale search will follow the do." for Guevara after three seasons of defeat opponents slip away in the final min-
But that's how she was introduced - 1996-97 season, whatever the results. What she wants to happen, beyond under Roberts. utes.
as the interim Michigan women's bas- Guevara takes over a program that has the obvious goal of winning more "I'm expecting "In the last four minutes of a game,
ketball coach. had very little success in its 23 years of games, is to change the attitudes of play- her to show us how instead of stepping up, maybe it just
"I'm not babysitting this program for existence. There have been only three ers and fans alike. to win again," wasn't quite there," she said. "I'll tell
a year," Guevara said. "I am the head winning seasons, with the past four "I thinks it's extremely important that DiGiacinto said. you what: it's going to be there. For 45
coach.' years under Guevara's predecessor, the players ... have the best year of their "I'm expecting her minutes, if that's what it takes."
Michigan athletic director Joe Trish Roberts, resulting in a miserable lives this year," Guevara said. "We are to kick our butts." KAfter spending 10 years as an assis-
Roberson formally announced 20-88 record, going to work them very hard, and we Guevara said con- tant coach at Michigan State, Gueva@
vincing the players said she believes she can draw on the
that they can indeed v. successful attitude and record of that
win games will be program to help the Wolverines, partic-
"' E S A V E I an important plank ularly with recruiting.
JVI . . in the building Guevara "We did a very good job at Michigan
process. State," Guevara said. "I bring instant
1JJJ27rrIj'YLIJ rI DAL"T NT 'r" "I would not be here if I didn't believe credibility to (the University), especial-
V~ i1I( V 11 j j j 'L (,that the players on this team were corn- ly in the state of Michigan.
mitted to winning," she said, "and Guevara didn't mince words about
ON THE YOUGHIOGHENY RIVERthey're going to do whatever they have how she sees her relationship with her
Oi H t G I G E Y~to do to win." ness charges.
(No prior rafting experience necessary!!) Confidence at crunch time is also "I'm going to give them 110 percetO
JU LY 19 - 21, 1996 something Guevara hopes to instill in and all1 expect in return is 120:"

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