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Sports Monday Trivia
Who was the last NCAA
basketball Final Four MVP
not to play on the winning,
team?
(For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 2)

Inside Sports Monday
'M' Sports Calendar 2
Athlete of the Week 2
Q&A 3
Gill Again 3
Softball 4
Baseball 5
Men's Tennis 6
Men's Swimming 7
Men's Basketball 8

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The Michigan Daily-Sports Monday

April 1, 1991
Bo to coach football at Ohio State

by Matt Rennie
and Jeff Sheran
Daily Sports Editors

Former Michigan football coach
and athletic director Glenn E. "Bo"
Schembechler announced earlier
today that he would accept the
football coaching job at Ohio State.
Schembechler will fill the vacancy
left by former coach John Cooper,
who was fired late last night.
Buckeye Athletic Director James
Jones was overjoyed to have lured
Schembechler away from his job as
general manager of the Detroit
Tigers baseball organization.
"We couldn't be happier," Jones
said. "We're confident that Bo can
light the fire under our football
program that hasn't been there since
Woody Hayes."
Cooper had fallen from grace
with the Buckeye faithful after
compiling a 19-15-1 record in his
three seasons at the helm. His team
ended its 1990 campaign with an up-
set defeat to lowly-regarded Air
Force in the Liberty Bowl Dec. 27.
"It's just like the Earl Bruce
thing; they think they can get
Woody back," Cooper said. "But
they can't, not even with Bo. Woody
is gone, and not even Elvis-worship-
pers can bring him back."

Schembechler's new contract is
reportedly worth $32 million over
12 years. When discussing the finan-
cial terms of his new deal,
Schembechler echoed the statement
he made upon declining the Texas
A&M job in 1982. "There are some
things that are more important than
money," he said. "But not that
many."
In addition, Ohio State offered to
rename Ohio Stadium after its new
coach.
'We're confident that
Bo can light the fire
under our football
program that hasn't
been there since
Woody H ayes'
- James Jones
Buckeye Athletic Director

decessor at Michigan, former ath-
letic director Donald Canham, sup-
ported Schembechler's return to
football.
"He was never real good at that
finance stuff, anyway," Canham
said. "He never should have been
A.D. He's just a coach - and a car-
petbagger, too."
Schembechler had reportedly
grown indifferent to his general
manager position.
"It's like I've always told you
guys," Schembechler said, "those
who stay will get bored after a
while."

"All Michigan ever gave me was
that big blue weight room on State
Street," Schembechler scorned.
"Have you ever been in that build-
ing? It's like a morgue with wall-
to-wall carpeting."
Schembechler has left two exec-
utive positions, with Michigan and
the Tigers, in the last two years.
Despite the nomadic trend, his pre-

Schembechler's wife, Millie,
urged her husband to accept the po-
sition, despite the possibility of es-
tranging Wolverine fans.
"At least now, that Monaghan
guy won't be hanging around the
house," she said. "He smells like
pepperoni."
However, former employees of
Schembechler expressed regret over
his departure.
"He ain't never done me no
wrong," Tiger manager Sparky
Anderson said. "That'll learn the'
brass upstairs to hang on to a good
man when they got one."
Detroit Free Press columnist
Mitch Albom, unofficially

Schembechler's biggest fan, was un-
available for comment. However,
sources close to Albom said he sent
out resumes to the Columbus Post-
Dispatch.
Jones asserted there would be no
difficulty in preserving the chain of
command within the Ohio State ath-
letic department, despite
Schembechler having served as
Michigan's A.D.
Jones later denied reports that
moments after being hired,
Schembechler attempted to fire
Buckeye basketball coach Randy
Ayers. The reports quoted
Schembechler as saying, "I want a
Michigan man coaching Mich... oh,
wait a minute."
Schembechler said he was excited
to join a university which places no
academic restrictions on its football
program.
"It saddened my heart every time
we had to let a guy like Demetrius
Brown go," he said. "Besides, I've
always had success recruiting in
Ohio. Just think how many players I
can land if they don't have to know
how to read - of course I'll still
have to compete with that Perles
guy.

Bo Schembechler will abandon his legendary status at Michigan and
assume head coaching duties at football archrival Ohio State.

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Tennessee edges
Blue in final event
by Ken Sugiura
Daily Sports Writer
- AUSTIN, Texas - Saturday
evening, the Michigan men's
swimming team fell three and a half
points shy of Tennessee and its goal
of fifth place after mounting a
furious comeback from a ninth-place
standing, Thursday, at the NCAA
Swimming and Diving
Championships.
. Overall, Michigan's 245 points
were good for sixth place behind
champion Texas with 476, Stanford
with 420, Florida at 313, USC at
312.5 and Tennessse at 249.
For coach John Urbanchek's
team, it was the first time outside
of the top five since 1987.
However, Michigan had 12 All-
Americans, and set three Big Ten and
school records.
"I think we had a great perfor-
mance. We swam well all around,"
junior Eric Bailey said. ,,
Saturday marked the last colle-
giate performance for senior captain
Mike Barrowman. Barrowman suc-
cessfully defended his 200-yard
breaststroke title, winning in
1:54.06, .29 of a second off his
American and NCAA record, but
fast enough for a Texas Swimming
Center pool record. Junior Eric
Wunderlich was close behind in
third, at 1:55.88.
"I just wanted to stay ahead of
the pack and go for the race,"
Barrowman said.
Steve Hamerski followed, and

kes sixth

at

NCAAs

Pay Baill..
Turn to Pag s -5 f r the 1991
Michian Sftball,
8 .aseball ets.

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Wolverines crack
Buckeye win streak

by Matthew Dodge
Daily Baseball Writer
Michigan and Ohio State, the
two best teams in the Midwest,
split a pair of doubleheaders
yesterday, in the first weekend of
conference play. The Wolverines
proved they belong among the
nation's elite squads, but their series
against the Buckeyes may have been
their last hurrah of the season.
The Wolverines (2-2 in the Big
Ten, 13-9 overall) will not play the
Buckeyes (2-2, 21-4) again this sea-
son. And the squad is ineligible for
Big Ten and NCAA post-season ac-
tion.
Sunday's doubleheader was a
home run derby. In the opener,
ninth-ranked Ohio State outslugged
No. 21 Michigan, 11-10. Wolverine
hurler Dennis Konuszewski (2-1)
lost his first game of the year, de-
spite a furious Michigan comeback.
The visitors were losing, 11-0,
after four innings, but stormed back
with eight runs in the fifth. Solo
homers by Pat Maloney and Nate
Holdren in the final two innings
left Michigan just shy of the vic-
tory.
The series finale was called early

due to rain, which is just as well, be-
cause Michigan clouded the
Buckeyes' hopes early. The
Wolverines won, 12-5, in six
innings. Sophomore Eric Heintschel
(1-1) won his first game in a
Michigan uniform by pitching three
and two thirds shutout innings.
Senior shortstop Dave Everly was
the offensive star of the game, going
3 for 3 with five RBI, including a
home run.
In a series dominated by the hit-
ters, Michigan sent baseballs out of
Trautman Field as if they were bot-
tle rockets. The Wolverines
launched eight home runs from the
bats of eight different players in the
four games.
Michigan halted Ohio State's 11-
game winning streak in the series
opener on Saturday. The visitors
jumped all over Buckeye ace Tim
Smith (6-2), winning, 9-6. Michigan
hurler Jason Pfaff (5-1) earned the
victory.
The Buckeyes prolonged the
slump of Wolverine pitcher Russell
Brock (2-4) by beating him, 5-4, in
Saturday's nightcap.

Michigan swimmer Eric Wunderlich competes in the individual medley earlier this season. Wunderlich swam
his way to a Big Ten record and third place in the event over the weekend at the NCAA Men's Swimming and
Diving Championships in Austin, Texas.

took fourth place on the 10-meter
platform, giving Michigan a seem-
ingly insurmountable margin over
Tennessee, 245.5 to 231.
Forced to win the last event of
the meet, the 400 freestyle relay,
Tennessee responded, nipping
Florida by .07 of a second to win in

2:57.81. Last season, the snakebitten
Wolverines fell by two and a half
points to Stanford for third place.
In addition to the 200 breast-
stroke and platform diving events,
Michigan scored in both the 200
backstroke and the 200 butterfly to
gain the lead over Tennessee.

In the 200 butterfly, junior Eric
Namesnik's fourth-place finish led
teammates Brian Gunn, who tied for
fifth at 1:46.10, and Bailey, whose
1:46.9 netted him a consolation
championship.
"I was just trying to move up as
See SWIMMERS, Page 7

* Sprinters blaze through
cold Washington meet

PEGGED

FOR

SUCCESS

by Jeff Williams
Daily Sports Writer

Last year, when the Michigan
women's track team travelled to
Washington University in St. Louis,
it was greeted by nine inches of
snow. It spent hours in the airport
because of delays, and the meet was
cancelled.
This year the forecast was
slightly better - cold and windy.
"We go down there for a chance
to compete because the weather is
nearly always warmer there this
time of year," Michigan coach James
Henry said. "...It didn't work out
that way."

at home. This enabled Michigan to
concentrate on shorter distances and
jumping events.
"We were really pleased with
the team's results, particularly un-
der those weather conditions," as-
sistant coach Sue Foster said.
The Wolverines were paced by
the 4x100-meter relay team of ju-
niors Michelle Bishop and Suzi
Thweatt, sophomore Julie Brown
and rookie Richelle Webb. They
garnered first place with a time of
48.04 seconds.

by Caryn Seidman
Daily Sports Writer
The search is over. The secret is
out. And the new Associate
Athletic Director for Women's
Programs is... Peggy Bradley-
Doppes.
The nationwide, year-long
search came to a conclusion last
week when Michigan Interim
Athletic Director Jack
Weidenbach announced that the
school had filled the position.
"We had many well-qualified
candidates, but none as suitable as
Peggy to lead the Michigan
women's athletic program in the
1990s," he said.
Women's swimming coach Jim

a vision to women

Bradley-Doppes brings

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athletics at

Michigan

committee settled for Bradley-
Doppes.
"Mickey was never a formal
candidate and never applied for
the position," he said."She has a
strong desire to become more
involved with the Olympic
movement and that goal would
have been difficult to accomplish
as women's athletic director. I
don't want people thinking that
Peg is a second-class citizen,
because she is not."
Bradley-Doppes has been at
Michigan since February, 1990 as
the women's volleyball coach, a
job she will vacate Dec. 1, 1991 to
devote all of her time to
administrating her coaches.

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