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)nline Poll
hat do you think about the "Cold War"?
) Publicity stunt B) Brilliant idea
) Stupid, stupid! D) Don't care
chigandaily.com/sports

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SPORTS

MONDAY '12
JULY 2, 2001

Spartans declare 'Cold War' on 'M'.
aver 49,000 tickets already sold for historic game

Seth Klempner game of the CCHA season. Attempting to
aily Sports Editor make history and set a world record for
hockey attendance, the game will take place
EAST LANSING - Ali and Frazier in Michigan State's football stadium, Spar-
uldn't have held a better court. The tan Stadium.
lichigan and Michigan State programs Being played in a football stadium,
ere in the south end zone of Spar- Michigan and Michigan State hope
n Stadium, ready to add anoth- the game adopts the college foot-
verse to a rivalry that is ball atmosphere of fans coming
>out to embark in its 238th . early to tailgate and enjoy what
e. they hope is a beautiful autumn
Alarge sign behind the day.
ayers and coaches said it all: "It will be exciting, it will be
rhe Cold War." It has become an adrenaline rush," Michigan
instant classic and, for a rival- center Mike Cammalleri said. "I
that has seen many an epic ' don't know what I am going to feel. I
atch, may stand on top as the most just know there will be a huge smile on my
aique and will surely be etched in the face and I will be enjoying the experience.
emory of anyone who participates in or You come to Michigan and expect big
itnesses the event. things and you come to Michigan to play in
he Michigan and Michigan State hockey big-time games and this is as big as it gets. I
grams were there to announce that on don't think it gets much bigger than this."
ct. 6 they would meet to play their first "Being that this is in the football season,
Early entries in draft
leplete college talent

it is going to have a bit of a football mentali-
ty, which is great, the tailgating and all the
other stuff," Michigan State head coach Ron
Mason said.
Michigan's sole trip to East Lansing this
year will certainly be a memorable one for
the team,
Both teams are hoping to pack the capaci-
ty 72,027 seat stadium with ravenous Spar-d i et
tan and Wolverine boosters along with .K
hockey fans desiring to partake in a world
record.
"It will be interesting to see how the
crowd reacts to a hockey game on a football
Saturday," Michigan head coach Red Beren-
son said. "I think it will take the crowd a
while to get focused on the game. Now
obviously the start of the game will be a big
thing. I think that they will realize the pace
and the intensity will be something they are
a little farther removed from than if they JEFF HURVITZ/Daily
were in Yost Ice Arena or Munn Ice Arena. Michigan and Michigan State will play on a rink built by using a
See WAR, Page 15 series of aluminum plates and chilled with a 281-ton refrigerator unit.
Icers picked early in
2001 NHL Entry Draft

y Benjamin Singer
ii Sports Editor
The youth movement in the pro-
ssional ranks has taken a toll on
ie college game. The NBA draft
st week had 42 early entries
lected, including seven foreign
ayers, out of 57 picks.
Kwame Brown, a 6-foot-1I for-
ard from Glynn Academy, made
tory when the Washington Wiz-
made him the first high school-
- to be selected first overall in the
-aft. The only college senior taken
I the top 10, Duke's Shane Battier,
asn't taken until the sixth pick by
ancouver.
A total of four high school play-
's went in the top eight, and other
an Battier, every player selected
as still eligible for at least two
ore years of NCAA basketball.
ist four selections of 31 in the first
Sd completed four years of col-
ge.
"I'm sure it will" hurt NCAA
isketball, Michigan coach Tommy
maker said. "Kids are bypassing
>llege. We have to adjust and deal
ith it. It's not a positive thing."
In addition to the mass exodus of
igible players, the college game
so lost a great deal of height. In
&of the most impressive classes
f big men, the five players in the
p ten who were at least 6-foot-Il
ere also the five who did not play
singlegame incollege. The rest of

the first round saw another sevenr
early entries of 6-10 or above aban-
don their collegiate career.
The trend of leaving college early
or skipping it altogether changes
some strategy for college recruiting.
Michigan assistant Chuck Swenson
said there is a risk of spending too
much time on a high school player .
who could potentially go straight to
the NBA.
"I think you have to realize there
are two or three guys (you're
recruiting) who may never enter
college," Swenson said. "We're
going to be careful with who we
recruit."
Another factor for college pro-
grams to consider is that good play-
ers may stay in school for just one
or two years before turning pro.
"That puts an emphasis on intelli- o PsuHOT
gent recruiting," Swenson said. Kwame Brown celebrates after his name
See ENTRIES, Page 14 was called by Commissioner David Stern.

By Steve Jackson Komisarek, ranked as the No. 4 non-
Daily Sports Editor goalie prospect by the NHL's Central
Scouting Service, was taken in the first
It's been a busy week for Michigan round (seventh overall) by the Montreal
hockey stars Mike Komisarek, Mike , Canadiens.
Cammalleri and the Wolverines' Cammalleri went to the Los Angeles
incoming freshmen. Kings in the second round with the
Both Michigan stars were selected in 49th overall pick.
the NHs Entry Draft last weekend and Komisarek's hectic schedule began
named to their respective Junior with pre-draft festivities on June 21.
National squads on Thursday. See DRAFT, Page 14

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