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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, May 30, 20 - 15


Michigan and Duke
tree to extension
Michigan and Duke, two of college
basketball's most tradition-ladened
programs, have agreed to extend
their series four more years, through
the 2005 season.
The two schools have met every
year since 1989, and played each
other in the 1992 NCAA Finals,
*ere Duke won 71-51.
Duke beat Michigan this past sea-
son 104-97. Duke leads the all-time
series 14-7 and leads Michigan 8-4
since 1989.
Next year's game will be played at
Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium.
- i017 staff reports
Kruger accepts
ltianta job offer
ATLANTA (AP) - After years of
veteran teams that walked the ball up
the court, new coach Lon
Kruger says the Atlanta Hawks are
going to give their young players the
freedom to run.
"We're going to get after it," said
Kruger, a college coach for 18 years
including the past four at Illinois. "I
*w only one way to coach."
Although he never has played or
coached in the NBA, Kruger sees a lot
of similarities to the college game.
"It's still a game of matchups and
putting people in position where they
can be successful," he said.
Kruger replaces Lenny Wilkens, the
NBA's all-time career wins leader.

Volpe and Young
named all-Americans
Micligan softball players Stefanie
Volpe and Marisa Young garnered
third-team all-America honors this past
Volpe and Young became the 13th
and 14th players to earn all-American
honors in the history of Michigan's
softball program.
Volpe, a designated hitter, led
Michigan with a .363 average this past
season and Young had an 18-4 record
with a 1.47 ERA.
Young was named Michigan's
Rookie of the Year, and tossed a no-hit-
ter Feb. 29 against South Florida.
-fiom staff reports

Continued from Page 13
Goble said.
The rowers also earned respect,
establishing themselves as consistent
contenders for the crown. Each boat
hung tough in every race, and led or
was in the lead pack in the first 500
"Fifth place is definitely better than
sixth," Rothstein said.
The Big Ten also established itself as
a strong rowing conference, as
Michigan State and Ohio State fin-
ished eighth and ninth, respectively.
"It was a big step for the Big Ten,"
Rothstein said.
But the Wolverines were still disap-
pointed. Michigan had it's best team
ever, yet still fell short.
With the competition getting
stronger, the Wolverines need to find
the magic formula to put them over the
"I don't know why we keep finishing
fifth, but it ticks me offT" Dalis said.
So, what lies ahead for the rowers?
Losing only three seniors bodes well
for next year's team and the strong
showing at the championships, along
with the Big Ten and regional champi-
onships, gives next year's team valu-
able experience going in.

Title none
For only the second time in the last,
six years, Michigan will not win a
national title this year. Here are the
close calls and where they finished:
Field hockey: Finished second after a
surprise run to the NCAA Finals.
Men's track: Fifth place finish at the
NCAA Tournament.
Fociual: Ranked fifth in the final AP
poll after a thrilling 35-34 Orange
Bowl win over Alabama.
Hockey:5-2Quarterfinals loss to Maine.
Men's Gymnastics: Second place after
the narrowest of losses to Penn State in
the NCAA Finals.
Women's Gymnastlcs: Sixth place
finish in the NCAA Finals, after enter-
ing the Tournament ranked No. 1.
Crew: A fifth place finish at the NCAA
Tournament for the third straight year.
"This team will do well next year for
sure," senior Belinda Koo said.
The Wolverines hope there will be
one more 'R' word in the making for
next year reversal.

Footballis no free
lunch for Crouch
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -A ham sand-
wich and a cheap plane ride might get
Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch in
trouble with the NCAA.
Crouch made a campaign appearance
earlier this month for Jay Matzke, a
Comhusker Board of Regents candidate
and a friend of Crouch's, the Omaha
World-Herald reported.
Crouch accepted a plane ride through
central Nebraska, worth S13.41. Crouch
also ate aham sandwich, valued at $4, at
the home of one of Matzke's friends in
Hastings, Neb.
An NCAA spokeswoman said stu-
dent athletes can campaign, but must act
independent of the university and must
pay for their own expenses.

Sears or not,
'M' improves
You won't see this trumpeted on
mgoblue.com, but the 1999-'00 year
passed without Michigan winning a team
national championship.
Don't take this as an indication that the
Michigan athletic
department is on a
downward slide.
4M The Wolverines
aren't Stanford,
which -seems to
create new sports
u .% that no one else
participates in just
cHRIS so it can win cheap
DUPREY national champi-
Due's onships - syn-
Scoop chronized swim-
ming, anyone?
Take a good look. Michigan is flour-
ishing in minor sports across the board -
a fact perhaps disguised without a nation-
al championship to back it up.
As of April 20, Michigan was in sec-
ond place in the Sears Directors' Cup
standings for this year, whicftkeil of a
school's finishes into account to deter-
mine one overall champion. Surprise -
the Wolverines trail only Stanford.
The field hockey team reached new
heights in advancing to the NCAA title
game this past fall. While, softball, hock-
ey, and others have proven that NCAA
- play is almost a given.
Michigan was hurt by a couple ofnear-
misses by potential national champions.
The men's gymnastics team, defending
titleholders, fell just short to Penn State in
the team championship, taking second.
The women were expected to take first or
second place, but dropped to sixth.
Try and name more than one or two
teams that dropped the ball this year.
Baseball certainly comes to mind. Some
would say men's basketball, but that's not
necessarily true given the circumstances.
Other than that, it's a challenge to find a
team that disappointed Michigan fans
this school year.
Michigan athletics are stronger now
than they were in '97-'98, a high-profile
year. This should be proven when the
final Sears Cup standings are'released for
the year.
Even without a national championship
to boost its ranking, it's my guess that
Michigan will be rated almost as high as
it was in '97, when it finishedi ith.
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Mi. . Dily readers
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MLB Standings
Ehcaga 2021 571 - 159 1312 Last 1
Cleveland 2521.543 1,5 11-10 14-11 Won 1
Kansas City 25 24.510 3 17-7 817 Lost 1
Mannesota 2328.451 6 1414 914 Won 3
Detroit 17 29.370 9.5 1112 7-17 Lost 1
Boston 2818.609 - 139 159 Won 1
io nkees 2819.596 .5 15-8 13-11 Lost 1
Toronto 27 25-519 4 14-14 13-11 Won 1
Baltimore 2126.447 7.5 149 717 Lost 1
Tampa Bay 1632.333 13 714 918 Wonl
Seattle 2522.532 - 15-6 10-16 Lost 1
Anaheim 26 24.520 .5 1513 11-11 Won 1
Texas 25 24.510 1 16-12 9-12 Lost 3
Oakland 25 26.490 2 10-16 15-10 Won 1
St. Louis 28 21.571 - 1611 1210 Lost 3
Cincinnati 27 22.551 1 1311 14-11 Lost 2
Mlwaukee 2129.420 7.5 12-13 916 Won 1
Pittsburgh 20 28,417 7.5 11-12 9-15 Lost 2
0 20a31.392 9 1115 91-6 vy uan2
I n 19 30.388 9 1015 9-15 Lst 1
Atlanta 3316.673 - 1915 14-11 Last 1
NYMets 2822.0 5.5 109 13-13 4-n03
Montreal 2522.532 7 189 7-13 Lost 5
Florida 2427.471 10 15-14 9-13 Won 2
Philadelphia 18 30375 14.5 - 15 10-15 Won 2
Arionoa 32 17.653 -- 196 1311 Last 1
Los Atgeles 2621.553 5 1010 16-11 Lost 2
Colorado 25 22.532 6 16-6 9-16 Won 2
Rancisco2225.468 9 1211 1014 Lost 2
ego 2227.449 10 12-10 1017 Won 4
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Texas 3 Dtr~a 2 5=t F : .(C0c 7 Philadelphia 2
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After months and months (and
months and months) of regular-
season gamres, the postseason is
finally under way for both the NHL
and the NBA.
Here's how all of the playoff
series are shaping up through
NHL Conference Finals
Westem Conference:
(2) Dallas beat (3) Colorado, 4-3
Eastemn Conference:
14) N.J. beat (1) Philadelphia, 4-3
Stanley Cup Schedule
Gamte 1: May 30, Stew Jersey, 8 p.m. ESPN
Game 2: Jtel at New Jersey, 8 p ESPN
Game 3. Jane 3 at Dallas, 8 p.m. A BC
Game4: j,e.5,at Oalas.8 p.m. ABC
Game 5: J!ue 8, at ew Jersey, 8 p.m. ABC
Gamte 6 June 10, at Dallas, 8 p.m. AC
Game 7: J12, a,,New Jersey, 8 p.m. A BC
NBA Conference Finals
Western Conference:
(1) Lakers lead
(3) Portland, 3-1
Eastern Conference:
(1) Indiana tied with (3) New York

A dejected Michigan field hockey team claimed its second place tret
the NCAA Finals. See above for more on Michigan's many frustratni

Continued from Page 13
tracking potential players since their
early high school days.
"The biggest hurdle that we faced in
the fall was not enough publicity had
been cranked out that Michigan had
added a varsity program," Burns said.
The two coaches spanned the country
looking to woo recruits late in the game.
They brought in eleven new players,
including five incoming freshmen
recruits that Burns feels will provide the
team with a strong foundation.
Finally, the coaching staff was com-
pleted this past week with the addition of
Indiana's goalkeeper coach Ernie
"He brings with him a wealth of
knowledge," Burns said.

The next major task awaiting the staff
is deciding whom from the club team
will make the varsity team. There are I1
roster spots for 27 club players.
Burns admits that one of the hardest
parts of the job will be denying club
players, he coached last year's team.
"You always hear with a young team
that it takes a while to develop leader-
ship," Burns said. "I'm trying to circum-
vent that by bringing in upperclassmen
from the club team that know their way
around the University and know how
things are done with me."
The coaches are also diverting atten-
tion to the future.
"One of the things we're going tohave
to do at recruiting tournaments, is to be
very visible with our Michigan block
'M' gear," Burns said. "Just so the kids
know that Michigan has a program"

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