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FOOTBALL
Continued from page 10
les and two sacks against Memphis,
was named the conference's Defensive
Player of the Week.
Biakabutuka, who ran the ball 25
times for a career-high 143 yards and
two touchdowns, was the Big Ten Of-
fensive Player of the Week.
Last week, safety Steve King gar-
nered defensive honors for his perfor-
mance in theIllinois game.
INJURY UPDATE: Wolverine receiver
Amani Toomer, who left Saturday's
game in the second quarter with a
bruised shoulder, should be fine for this
Saturday's contest with the Eagles.
Safety Chuck Winters, who was used
only in nickel situations against Mem-
phis, is expected to be at 100 percent for
the weekend.
Finally, sophomore running back
Chris Howard broke a bone in his left
hand Saturday. He will wear a cast this
week, but is expected to be ready by this
weekend.
Players
votes talied
toda& i
y M_
umnon vote
NEW YORK (AP) - Will Michael
Jordan's desertification effort carry the
day or will his NBA colleagues back
their union and a new labor deal? The
answer will come Tuesday, when play-
ers' votes are counted.
But even that won't necessarily be
the end of the NBA's tangled labor
dispute. What happens next-ard how
longer the lockout continues - will be
determined by who wins and by how
much.
We believe we've won," said Jef-
frey Kessler, the lawyer representing
Jordan, Patrick Ewing and other play-
ers pushing to disband the union.
"1 think it will be a real revelation to
people," said an equally confident
Simon Gourdine, the union's executive
director.
The losers, however, are likely to
chaJlenge the election results, erecting
legal roadblocks that could delay the
opening of training camp on Oct. 6 and
drag on past Nov. 3, when the season is
scheduled to start.
Votes in the election to determine
whether the NBA players' association
will continue to represent the players or
be isbanded will be counted publicly
byNational Labor Relations Board of-
ficials Tuesday afternoon.
hn balloting Aug. 30 and Sept. 7,
players cast their votes in large num-
bers, the heavy turnout believed to ben-
efit the union.
;A vote for retaining the union was
considered a vote for a proposed labor
agreement, one many players said they
cast reluctantly. If the union wins the
election, 21 of the league's 27 player
representatives must still formally ratify
thenew deal Wednesday at a meeting in
Chicago.
Mhe margin of the victory could well
dermine how the player reps vote. In
June, they killed a proposed agreement
b tabling a vote.
owever, union leaders have said
thy expect the deal to be ratified this
tut~. That would clear the way for team

owners to approve the agreement at a
scheduled Sept. 18 meeting and lift the
lockout that began July 1.
"Our expectation is if the union has a
clear victory in the voting next week,
we will ask the owners to ratify it and
dnd the lockout," NBA deputy com-
missioner Russ Granik said. "The fact
that challenges may be pending is some-
thing we'll have to take a look at."
After casting his vote last week, Jor-
dan didn't seem inclinedto continue his
fight for dissolving the union if the
players vote against it.
"If (desertification) doesn't carry,
then the players have spoken their
minds, and that's all I ask," Jordan said.
'fIf the majority of players choose to
accept this deal, I'm with them, I'm
with the majority - as long as two
years down the road they can live with
the repercussions of what this deal is
going to give them."
Jordan and Ewing have been the most
vocal proponents of desertification, ar-
guing that players can get a more favor-
able labor agreement by dissolving the
union and pursuing an antitrust lawsuit
against the league.
Despite Jordan's conciliatory words,
one agent says Kessler and other agents
are certain to dispute the election re-
sults ifdesertification fails. Keith Glass,
who represents 13 current NBA play-
ers, resigned last week from the agents'
roun nushing for desertification. sav-

Students line up early to grab hockey tickets

By John Leroi
Daily Sports Writer
There's a saying around Ann Arbor
that if you want something at the Uni-
versity, you're going to have to wait in
line.
That adage is especially true when
you're talking about hockey tickets.
More than 60 people - carrying
more than 800 IDs - bared the cold
and formed a line outside the Union
waiting for the Pendleton Room to
open at 8 a.m. yesterday to purchase a
growing commodity at Michigan -
hockey tickets.
Just before 8 a.m., the line stretched
from the Union's north doors by the
Mug past the back doors of the LS&A
Building. The first batch of people
began waiting in line at 1:30 p.m.
Friday, almost 44 hours before seats
were to go on sale.
"With hockey, its so hard to get seats
at all," said senior Mickey Moore, who
grabbed his spot in line at 8 p.m. Friday
night and was lucky enough to be first
in line after the group before him de-
cided to leave.
"Hockey is the only sport that's worth
watching. The wait for good seats is
There is no
show of student
spirit at any other
event at Michigan
that gives more
MI
concisely the spirit
at a Michigan
hockey game
- Red Berenson
Michigan hockey coach
certainly worth it."
Moore, like many other students, was
part ofa large group of people that took
turns waiting outside the Union.
According to the hockey ticket
sales' policy, one student may turn in
student ticket applications for friends

as long as each application is accom-
panied by a different student ID and
check.
University Ticket Manager Steve
Lambright said sales reached a record
level. The ticket office advertised 1,200
student tickets to go on sale after it sold
1,250 last year in the 7,235-seat Yost
Ice Arena.
Lambright said he received over 1,800
student ticket applications, all of which
will be filled.
"We're not sure where we're going
to put all of the students, but the section
will certainly be expanded," Lambright
said. "The student section will stretch
all along the sideline behind the player
benches and now we'll probably have
to expand it toward the corners.
"With 50 percent more students in
Yost, it's going to be pretty loud."
The expanded student section will
result in a reduction in single game
tickets, which went on sale Aug. 1 and
will continue to be sold at the ticket
office until games sell out. While stu-
dent ticket applications are no longer
being accepted, there are still individual
seats for every game available.
Lambright said that because of the
large number of student ticket sales,
individual game ticket seats will prob-
ably be moved into the end zones.
This season, students were offered
two ticket packages.
Package one, which sold for $55,
does not include four home games -
including Michigan State and Bowling
Green-while students are on break or
the first round of the CCHA playoffs.
Package two includes all 15 home
games and the first round of the confer-
ence playoffs and sold for $95 - an
$18 increase over last year to cover the
forthcoming renovations of Yost.
Michigan hockey coach Red
Berenson said he was excited to see so
many students line up early for their
chance to see the Wolverines play this
year.
"I think it's great that students stand
in line for that long," Berenson said.
"The student support is huge at Michi-
gan - it makes us a better team."
Yost is notorious for absurdly loud
and supportive fans. Michigan ranked
third in the nation behind Minnesota
and Wisconsin in average attendance

FILE PHOTO/Day
Michigan sophomore goalie Marty Turco and the rest of the Michigan hockey team will be playing in front of 600 more
students than last year at Yost ice Arena due to a significant climb in student season ticket sales.

last season. Neither the Gophers northe
Badgers, however, filled their rink to
capacity every game like Michigan.
Recently, the crowds (or lack thereof)
at basketball games and even some foot-
ball games have been relatively quiet
- something uncommon the last few
years at Yost.
"There is no show of student spirit at
any other event at Michigan that gives

more concisely the spirit at a Michigan
hockey game," Berenson said.
The Wolverines return 18
letterwinners including national goal-
scoring leader Brendan Morrison and
All-CCHA goalie Marty Turco from a
team that dropped a triple-overtime
thriller to Maine in the NCAA semifi-
nals.
Berenson also landed a solid recruit-

Fontes disappointed in Lie

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP)- It wasn't
bad luck that sent the Detroit Lions to
their second defeat of the young NFL
season.
"I want to say right now, the Lions
didn't get beat on a tipped pass," coach
Wayne Fontes declared Monday at his
weekly press conference, analyzing
Detroit's 20-10 loss to the Minnesota
Vikings.
"Minnesota outplayed us, they outhit
us and they controlled both lines of
scrimmage," Fontes said. "They did a
good job holding Barry (Sanders) to 35
yards rushing and they rushed for some-
thing like 160 yards (actually 155), so
it's obvious they were controlling the
trenches.
"That will change or I'm overesti-
mating this team. I'm more disap-
pointed in the team after watching the

films than I was yesterday."
After the game, most of the talk was
about the collision between Lions' de-
fensive backs Bennie Blades and Ryan
McNeil when both attempted to inter-
cept a pass by Vikings' quarterback
Warren Moon.
The ball, which was underthrown,
deflected into the air and was caught by
Qadry Ismail, who turned it into an 85-
yard touchdown with just under five
minutes left in the game.
Fontes said he was most disappointed
in the play of the defensive line, which
was supposed to be a strength of this
year's team with the addition of tackle
Henry Thomas and the new pass-rush-
ing scheme put in by assistant head
coach John Teerlinck.
"Our defense played better last year,"
Fontes said. "Teams are running the

ing class, including five forwards and
one defenseman.
The thought of possibly seeing a na-
tional championship team this year
made a long wait for tickets well worth
the trouble for some fans.
"I have a feeling we're going to win
it all this year," an optimistic Moore
said. "I don't care how long the wait, I
want good seats this year."
ns' play
ball against us. The holes are so big,
you and I could run through them."
Defensive tackle Robert Porcher
hasn't taken advantage of the one-on-
one blocking created by the double-
teaming of Thomas.
"Robert seems to be coming off the
ball so quickly that he loses his bal-
ance," Fontes said.
Thomas admitted that the line play
hasn't been what he expected, either.
"My own play has been very aver-
age," he said. "As a whole we haven't
been doing the things we have to do.
We need to stop the run. We have to get
more pressure on the quarterback. We
have to do everything better."
Fontes said he wasn't concerned
about the dizzy spell that forced quar-
terback Scott Mitchell from the game
for one play late in the first half.

COURTESY OF THE WATER SKIING TEAM
Michigan skier Sara Kiedrowski practices on the slalom course.

WATER SKIING
Continued from page 10
Zacks' sixth-place finish in thejump,
along with respectable performances
in the slalom and trick events, was
enough to propel him to a second-
place finish overall amongst the men.
Although the women lacked mem-
bers for this tournament, they had their
share of bright spots as well. Sara
Kiedrowski placed second in the sla-
lom and fourth in tricks. These perfor-
mances enabled her to finish runner-up
in the overall competition.
"The team as a whole was gener-
ally pleased with their performances

considering it was the first tourna-
ment of the season," Contat said. "A
lot of new skiers came through for the
team who had never skied in a colle-
giate tournament before. We could
still use more skiers to fill some va-
cant slots in the running order."
The water ski team,"which is a club
sport, is in its fifth year of competition.
The Wolverines are optimistic about
this upcoming fall tournament sched-
ule which runs through September.
Michigan is slated to compete in
tournaments at Purdue and Miami
(Ohio), followed by the regional meet
in Decatur, Ill. The team hopes to
qualify for the national competition
in Texas at the end of the month.

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