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T OOMER SIGNS; KING TRADED
Former Michigan wide receiver Amani Toomer inked a
deal with the New York Giants, who drafted him in the
second round of April's draft.
Jimmy King, former Fab Fiver, was traded by the Toronto
S Raptors to the Dallas Mavericks for two draft picks.

SPORTS

Wednesday
July 24, 1996 L3

Gold and Blue Dolan
Former Michigan swimmer captures gold in
400 IM but doesn't qualify in 400 freestyle

From wire reports
ATLANTA- His long arms churning in the
dancing water, gasping for air in the race of his life,
Tom Dolan touched the pool wall Sunday night at
the Olympic Games and turned for his final, frenet-
ic lap.
"Fifty meters to get the gold medal," Dolan said
to himseIf. "And it's just between Eric and I"
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In the 400 IM (100 meters each of the butterfly,

backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle), such was
the personal battle between Dolan and Namesnil
that for two minutes after the race, neither man even
looked at each other as they caught their breath in
the water. Dolan pumped his right fist in the air and
flashed his index finger skyward at the Georgia
Tech Aquatic Center; Namesnik hung onto the lane
rpes in disbelief.
"Whether it was ugly, pretty, with a breath or with
no Fr.th wise rost hrttled to thre watlI," saidi
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Dr Ian could not, howsever, translate his IM suc-
cess into success in the freestyle. He, along with
former Michigan teammate John Piersms, failed to
qualify for last night's 400-meter freestyle finals.

AP PH-OTD
Tom Dolan struggled in the waning moments of the 440-meter freestyle preliminaries and did not qualify
for the finals. On Sunday, Dolan fared much better, capturing a gold in the 400 Individual medley.

Wolverine Malchow grabs silver

* Michigan teammate
Piersma fails to qualify
in 200 and 400
freestyle
From wire and staff reports
ATLANTA - Michigan swimmer
Tom Malchow joined former
Wolverines Tom Dolan and Eric
amesnik in helping to boost the
nited States' medal tally, winning a
silver medal in Monday night's 200-
meter butterfly.
Malchow, who will be a sophomore
in the fall, came in less than a second

behind Russia's Denis Pankratov.
Pankratov, the reigning world champion
and record-holder, finished with a time
of one minute, 56.51 seconds, to
Malchow's 1:57.44.
It seemed like old times, with the
United States and its former political
rival going nose-to-nose.
Malchow seemed to come from
almost out of nowhere in the final 50
meters of the race. Throughout most of
the contest, Pankratov and Australia's
Scott Goodman - the eventual bronze
medalist with a time of 1:57.48 - were
neck and neck, but the Russian surged
ahead down the stretch, and Malchow
seized his chance to gain on the leaders.
Malchow's proximity to the

Pankratov and Goodman was surpris-
ing, given that he was in first place after
the first 50 meters.
"I was expecting to be competitive,"
Malchow said. "I wanted to go out hard
and take it to them in the second hun-
dred and that's what I did:'
Although Malchow entered the finals
after posting only the fifth-fastest times
in the preliminary heats, his showing in
the event was not a total shock.
After upsetting former world record-
holder and Olympian Mel Stewart at
the U.S. Olympic Trials in March,
Sports Illustrated picked the 19-year-
old Malchow to earn the silver medal.
"It's not my personal best, but I'm
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FOOTBALL
Continued from Page 1
champions will meet in the Rose Bowl
0 years when it does not host a title
game, regardless of their rankings.
"If the Rose Bowl is not hosting a
national championship, (the conference
champions) will continue to play each
other," Kramer said.

He also said that the national title
game would not automatically shift to
the Rose Bowl if a Big Ten or Pac-10
team were occupying one of the top two
spots in the polls.
Participants in the conference all said
the agreement was positive for the future
of college football.
"To have a national championship in
the context of the traditional bowl season

is a great ending," Delany said. "The
bowl system will be healthier."
Big 12 Conference commissioner
Steve Hatchell was the first to coin a
term for the new group: "We've gone
from coalition to alliance to super-
alliance."
The rotating title game will be tele-
vised by ABC, although the order of
rotation has yet to be decided.

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