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Thursday, May 9, 2013
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Decade-long ban comes to an end

Junior Brooke Bolender looks to help the Wolverines secure the douhles point
'M' ready for regionals

By GREG GARNO Bullock $616,000.
DailySports Writer Coleman and the school vacated
Webber's sophomore season, as well
One of the most infamous as its Final Four appearance dur-
moments in the history of Michigan ing his freshman year. The 1992 and
athletics has now passed. 1993 Final Four banners were also
After 10 years of an NCAA-man- removed from Crisler Arena as a
dated disassociation period, the result of the sanctions.
University can renew its relation- The banners currently rest in
ship with four of its former basket- the Bentley Historical Library, but
ball stars: Chris Webber, Maurice nothing indicates they will return.
Taylor, Louis Bullock and the late "We own the wrongdoing and we
Robert Traylor. own the responsibility," Coleman
Following a federal investigation said in 2003.
into now-deceased booster Ed Mar- As of 12:01 this morning, the play-
tin that found he had given more ers have the option of opening up
than money to the former student- a relationship with the university,
athletes, Michigan president Mary though none have commented on
Sue Coleman initiated the ban. the matter yet.
Martin's name arose after Taylor "I've never met any of those guys
was in a car accident on Feb. 17,1996, and I am looking forward to meet-
in which he was carrying recruit, ing them," said Michigan athletic
Mateen Cleaves and other team- director Dave Brandon in an inter-
mates on a trip back from Detroit. view with The Associated Press late
Cleaves signed with Michigan State, Tuesday night. "If any of those guys
ultimately winninga national title. are interested in meeting with me,
Martin, who died in February that would be great."
2003 while Michigan officials met Traylor passed away in 2011. He
with the NCAA infractions com- was found dead in his apartment in
mittee, originally testified that he San Juan, Puerto Rico where he was
paid Webber, Traylor, Taylor and playing basketball professionally.

As a result of "one of the most
egregious violations of NCAA laws
in the history of the organization,"
accordingtothe NCAA adecade ago,
the Wolverines imposed a one-year
ban on postseason play, lost scholar-
ships and were put on probation.
"I didn't do anything, so I don't
feel sorry for them," Webber said in
2003 while playing with the Sacra-
mento Kings.
Michigan has since finished
runner-up to Louisville in the 2013
National Championship under
coach John Beilein. The members of
the Fab Five - ESPN analyst Jalen
Rose, Miami heat forward Juwan
Howard, Ray Jackson and Jimmy
King - were all in attendance at the
game. Webber was also present, but
looked on from a suite in the Georgia
Brandon and the Michigan com-
munity will wait to see if the rela-
tionships are restored, just like they
have for an entire decade.
library, the question of how the Uni-
versity and the Fab Five will handle
the end of the dissociation period
still remains floating in the rafters.

Daily Sports Writer
Despite winning its fourth
consecutive Big Ten regular-
season championship, the No. 6
Michigan women's tennis team
will enter the NCAA Tourna-
ment with a bitter taste in its
mouth. The Wolverines ended
their dominant season with a loss
in the Big Ten tournament cham-
pionship - for the ninth-straight
Luckily the season doesn't end
Despite the loss, Michi-
gan (10-1 Big Ten, 21-5 overall)
secured its 12th-straight NCAA
Tournament bid and earned
home court advantage for the
first and second rounds.
"It's huge playing at home,"
said junior Brooke Bolender. "It's
awesome to be hosting. We are
more confortable and have huge
crowds, which always gets us
The Wolverines earned the
No. 10 seed, and on May 10th,
they'll play IPFW (23-7) in the
first round. Notre Dame (17-8)
and NC State (14-9) are also in the
same region. The winners of each
match will face each other with a
Sweet 16 berth on the line. Michi-
gan has made it to the Sweet 16
three years in a row.
The Wolverines will look
to their strong doubles play to
move them through the regional
rounds. Michigan is 17-0 when
winning the doubles point and
just 3-5 without it. The Wolver-
ines look to their No. 6-ranked
duo of Bolender and sophomore
Emina Bektas to lead the way.
"It's the way we play,"Bolender
said. "We play very aggressive

and both move forward as much
as we can, which is not what most
women teams do. When we do
this, we put a lot of pressure on
our opponents."
On top of the doubles, Michi-
gan's singles lineup has proven
to be elite, with five Wolverines
earning at least 20 wins. At the
top is reliable No. 1 singles player
Bektas, who is the reigning two-
time Big Ten player of the week.
But perhaps the greatest addi-
tion to this year's squad is fresh-
man Ronit Yurovsky. The Big Ten
Freshman of the Year, owns 30
wins, and has eased the pressure
for the rest of the team.
Michigan has also shown a lot
of depth, which could spell trou-
bleforIPFW. FreshmanAmyZhu
has grinded out several three-set
matches this year, and earned 20
wins for the Wolverines.
Michigan has been steady
throughout the year, and even
after historic wins, the team has
remained in check. Bolender
attributes a lot of the team's suc-
cess to its coach, Ronni Bern-
stein, who recently earned her
fourth-straight Big Ten Coach of
the Year award.
"First and foremost, she
emphasizes playing for the team,"
Bolender said. "A lot of coaches
make it about them, but she gives
us the responsibility. When she
gives us the responsibility to
motivate ourselves, we really
play for the seven people around
us. She's extremely encouraging
and always positive."
It's clear Michigan has the
weapons to succeed and IPFW is
the next test.
Bolender said it best: "It's do or
die and we have to leave it all on
the court."


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Smoke Free 'U'
Survey on smoking ban
indicates students, faculty
responsive to change
General Admission
The Daily's opinion on
the new student football
seating policy
James Blake
English singer rocks
Majestic Theatre with
synth sound
Basketball Ban
After 10-year ban, 'M' is
able to resume relationship
with former players
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CLASSIFIEDS................... 6
SPORTS ............................ 7

Twitter CEO Richard Costolo takes a photograph of the audience before receiving his honorary degree at spring commencement.
Costolo urges students
to 'et on themselves'

Reports of
on the rise
UMPD: Increase
likely due to April
safety bulletin
Daily StaffReporter
After multiple reports of suspi-
cious, unwanted sexual behavior
around campus, University Police
spokeswoman Diane Brown said
though the incidents seem to be
unrelated, there appears to be an
ongoing trend.
The University released a safety
bulletin in April detailing sev-
eral reports of suspicious behav-
ior of a man in the North Campus
area. The reports listed said a man
approached several women sepa-
rately tellingthem they were pretty
and asking them on a date.
A suspect was identified and
interviewed by a University Police
officer and was left with a warning
that his behavior was disturbing
to others and was asked to refrain
from acting suspiciously in the
Brown said the University Police
released the safety bulletin because
the reports "indicated that the peo-
ple were extremely uncomfortable"
with the suspect's behavior. His
actions, Brown added, were more
intimidating than ifa person asked
another to go on a date with them,
for example.
See BEHAVIOR, Page 3

Class of 2013
graduates more
than 5,000 students
Daily StaffReporters
At a 50,000-person event that
was hardly improvised, the spring
2013 University graduates lis-
tened to Twitter CEO Dick Cos-
tolo as he spoke about the value
of improvisation and living in the
More than 5,000 graduating
students took to the Big House
on Saturday for commencement

under sunny skies and a light
wind. The video scoreboards dis-
played recorded messages from
graduating students and tweets
with #MGoGrad, fitting for an
event headlined by the chief exec-
utive of hashtags.
University President Mary
Sue Coleman gave remarks and
presented honorary degrees
on behalf of the University's
Board of Regents to Pulitzer-
prize-winning historian David
McCullough, University alum and
philanthropist William Brehm,
famed ballerina Suzanne Farrell
and University alum Rosabeth
Kanter, a business professor at
Harvard University.
Coleman's address challenged

graduates to follow in the path of
historic University alumni: "You
will create change for the better,
you will work on behalf of your
neighbors, and you will do it with
dignity and integrity."
Costolo, a 1985 University
graduate, began his address -
which he jokingly said he began
planning for Saturday morning
- by taking a quick iPhone pic-
ture to tweet out to his 1 million
followers, thanking his parents
and reminding graduates to thank
whoever supported them through
their education.
Costolo, who was a computer
science student during his time
at the University, had a change of
See COSTOLO, Page 6

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