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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 13, 1995 - 15

I Michigan Notebook


Women's soccer tryouts
yield no surpnse stars
The Michigan women's soccer team held open tryouts last Tuesd
coach Debbie Belkin said the Wolverines will not get any help from
ons despite a 1-3 start.
"We always check to see if there's any talent out there," Belki
"We've got 26 (players) now, though, and that's a full roster."
Michigan opens its conference season Friday against Ohio State an
Buffalo Sunday at noon.
Junior Jori Welchans has started three out of the first four games i
but freshman Jessica Jones may get some playing time this weeken
By David R
East-coast opponents ar
neXt for et voleybateam
Last weekend, the Michigan women's volleyball team struggle
losses against Pac-10 opponents UCLA and California. On Fri
Wolverines head east to try their luck against three teams from ti
Michigan (3-3) was knocked off by the Bruins, 10-15,15-10,15-8
and 9-15,15-8,15-7,15-10 at the hands of the Golden Bears, last Fri
Saturday in the Kaepa Challenge. The Wolverines are slated to com
the UMass Invitational in Amherst, Mass. Michigan will face Ma
setts on Friday and take on Syracuse and Brown on Saturday.
-By Doug
Cross country teams he
to Boston for meets
Babcock returns for women to]
in Boston College Invitational
The Michigan women's cross country team, last year's Big Ten
pions, will head to Boston, Mass., this weekend to compete in thel
College Invitational.
Sophomore Pauline Arnill and senior Courtney Babcock will bet
runners forthe Wolverines' nationally-ranked team. Michigan hada
second-place finish last weekend at the Miami Invitational. Both
and Babcock rested that weekend in anticipation for Boston.
"This weekend shouldpose a formidable challenge, and has gotthi
really fired up," coach Mike McGuire said.
-By Julie X
Warhurst announces men's line
that will take on Boston College
Michigan men's cross country coach Ron Warhurst has settle
lineup for this Saturday's meet at Boston College. The nine
representing the Wolverines will be junior Kevin Sullivan, freshm
Mortimer, freshman Todd Snyder, sophomore Don McLaughlin
Dave Barnett, senior Chris Eggle, sophomore Nick Watson, sen
Molla, and junior Mike Mahler.
Sullivan the Wolverines' top runner, will be back in action for N
after a fifth-place finish in the 1500 meters at the World Champions
By Dorothy C

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Labor peace
appeared likely in the NBA after play-
ers rejected by a nearly 2-to-1 margin
the effort to eliminate their union.
"I would hope the player reps look at
that and ratify the agreement," union
head Simon Gourdine said after the
votes were counted Tuesday at the Na-
tional Labor Relations Board.
Player representatives are to meet in
Chicago on Wednesday and vote on a
six-year collective bargaining agree-
ment. NBA commissioner David Stern
predicted owners will approve the con-
tract by next Monday at the latest and
lift the lockout imposed July 1.
Ifthe deal is approved, training camps
would open as scheduled on Oct. 6 and
the season would begin on time on Nov.
3. Since the lockout, teams were barred
from negotiating player contracts.
Among the 421 eligible voters, 226
voted to keep the union and 134 voted
to decertify. The pro-union forces,
which were supported by Stern and got
63 percent of the ballots, said the vote
was tantamount to a referendum on the
labor agreement.
"I don't think there is a significant
group out there any more that is against
this deal," Stern said.
Daniel Silverman, the NLRB's New
York regional director, said the results
will not be official until Sept. 19. The
losing side may file objections to the
way the vote was conducted. The NLRB
would then take four to six weeks to
determine whether the objections are
"Of course, I'm disappointed by the
vote," said Jeffrey Kessler, the lawyer
for players seeking to decertify the
union. "I still believe this is a terrible
vote for the players and they will regret
it for a long time."
Kessler's group, which includes
Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing, will
decide this week whether to challenge
the election. The overwhelming vote
may cause the group to give up the
fight, which began June 21.
"A lot of the players got intimidated
by the threat of the owners that the
season was going to end," Kessler said.
"The strategy the NBA carried out was
Stern denied the NBA had coerced
players to support the union.
"This is a perfectly legal lockout," he
said. "We did nothing that is wrong."
The dissidents think players could
get a better deal by dissolving the union
and fighting the NBA in court. The

group filed an antitrust suit in Minne-
apolis on June 28, but appellate courts
have ruled players can't proceed with
antitrust cases if they are unionized.
"The players want to play basket-
ball," said Buck Williams of the Port-
land Trail Blazers, the president of the
NBA union. "We believe we got a fair
While baseball, theNFL and theNHL
have been interrupted by strikes and
lockouts over the past 25 years, the
NBA did not have ajob action until this
Players who voted against
decertification said they were concerned
the NBA could turn down the same path
as baseball, which experienced a 20
percent attendance drop following the 7
1/2-month strike.
"People came up to me and said,
'Don't do what baseball did,"' said
Charles Smith ofthe New York Knicks,
the union's vice president. "We want to
make sure the NBA (season) starts.
That played a part of it."
Some players who supported the
union would prefer to have their nego-
tiators go back to the table and get a
better deal.
"I have nothing to get from the own-
ers," Stern said. "They gave it all."
Players voted Aug.30 and Sept. 7 but
the ballots weren't counted until Tues-
day. One by one, NLRB staffpulled the
green ballots from a tan cardboard bal-
lot box and called out "yes" or "no."
With Gourdine and Kessler sitting at
the table as witnesses, it immediately
became clear that the "yes" votes - in
favor of the union - would easily pre-
"1 got nervous waiting for a while,"
Williams said.
Union officials and the league first
reached an agreement on June 21 and
owners approved it. But the union's
player representatives, under pressure
from the Jordan-Ewing group, refused
to take a vote when they met.June 23
and instructed Gourdine to go back to
the bargaining table.
On Aug. 8, the sides agreed to a new
deal that was slightly more favorable to
the players. The provisions to impose a
luxury tax on teams exceeding the sal-
ary cap were eliminated. While some
loopholes to the cap were closed, some
were added.
The deal requires approval from 21
of the 27 player reps. Kessler's group
also is considering whether to chal-
lenge ratification.

The Michigan field hockey team takes on Stanford tomorrow at Ocker Field.
Defnse iSsoifr
e o fc
Mihgnfield hoke
By Jd Rosenth them in check for the first 26 minutes.
Daily Sports Writer Yet after the Syracuse contest, Smith
If this weekend's performances still stressed that scoring is imperative.
against Delaware and Syracuse proved "Wejust didn't score the ball," Smith
anything about the Michigan field said. "We had a lot of shots (against
hockey team, it was the strength of its Syracuse) and wejust didn't score. That
defense. was our problem. We had chances on
Holding the penalty corners and breakaways, but
Blue Hens to a , we just didn't put the ball away. We
scant six shots on , made their goalie look good."
goal and the fld FIELD OF DREAMS: Michigan began
Orangewomen to a its home season outdoors Friday against
total of nine, the Notebook Delaware. It marked the first time since
W o l v e r i n e s 1991 that the team didn't play inthe
emerged with a 2- confines of Oosterbaan Fieldhouse.
1 victory over Ocker Field is named after Phyllis
Delaware, but fell Ocker, the former Wolverine women's
to Syracuse 2-1. athletic directorand fieldhockey coach.
"It's not that I The official dedication of the field will
stress defense," Michigan coach Patti take place Oct. A versus Big Ten foe
Smith said. "It's just that we weren't Ohio State.
putting shots away and scoring." SHORT Hops: With 18 saves agaitist
The Wolverines held the Blue Hens Michigan, Syracuse goalie Cheri Herr
without a shot for the first 29 minutes of broke the career saves mark for the
the game, and then fought off a surge in Orangewomen. By doing so, the Syra-
the waning moments of the second half cuse netminder passed the mark held by
Delaware slapped a shot in with 1:26 Eileen Lewis... Michigan defender
remaining, ending Michigan goalie Sherene Smith had her consecutive
Rachael Geisthardt's bid for a shutout. game scoring streak snapped in
Sunday, the Wolverines' contest Sunday's loss to Syracuse. The senior
against Syracuse again displayed their from Ann Arbor had tallied a goal in
defensive talent. Like the Blue Hens each of the Wolverines' previous three
from two days before, the games with all three coming off of
Orangewomen could not muster a shot penalty corners... Michigan hosts
early, as the Michigan defense held Stanford tomorrow at 3:00 p.m..

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