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October 03, 1995 - Image 9

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Mariners live on
The Seattle Mariners defeated the California Angels, 9-1, in a one-game
playoff at the Kingdome yesterday. The victory puts Seattle, which tied
California for the American League West title, in the postseason. The
Mariners will face the New York Yankees today in the first game of a
best-of-five game series.

Page 9-
October 3, 1995

Let the Big Ten battles begin
Wolverines ready to return to action against league foes

By Antoine Pitts
Daily Sports Editor
The nonconference portion of
Michigan's schedule is complete, so
it's time for the Wolverines to turn their
focus back to the Big Ten race.
Michigan (1-0 Big Ten, 5-0 over-
all) already has a conference win - a
38-14 thumping of Illinois - under
its belt.
The path to Pasadena resumes this
weekend as the Wildcats come to
Michigan Stadium Saturday at 12:30
Northwestern (1-0, 3-1) beat Indiana
last week and could very well be 4-0
overall, but the Wildcats gave away a
game to Miami (Ohio). Northwestern
led by 21 but couldn't hold on in the
The game marks Michigan's first
contest against Northwestern since
1992. Playing the Wildcats will be a
change from Miami, who the Wolver-
ines faced for the first time since 1924,
and Memphis, who they played for the
first time ever.
"We're getting back to teams we're

more familiar with, the teams we're
rivals with," senior wide receiver Amani
Toomer said. "Now we're getting back
to our goal - the Rose Bowl."
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr has had a
good chance to play plenty of young
players. Now he'll have to see how they
fare against the conference teams.
The Wolverines have been able to
develop freshman cornerback Charles
Woodson and freshman tailback
Clarence Williams, among others.
"The good news is we're coming out
of the nonconference part of our sched-
ule with a lot of young players who are
improved," Carr said. "The attitude on
this football team is outstanding. It's a
fun group."
Quarterback Scott Dreisbach remains
sidelined with a thumb injury. Brian
Griese is expected to start against the
Wildcats as well as the next game at
Other than that, the Wolverines are
"We're going into the meaty part of
the Big Ten schedule in relatively good
health," Carr said. "We're looking for-

ward to playing Northwestern this Sat-
The Wolverines will certainly be
more wary of Northwestern than they
would have been at the beginning of the
The Wildcats' surprising start has
caught everyone's eyes. The season-
opening victory at Notre Dame will be
one game everyone will be talking about
all season.
"Anytime a team can go into South
Bend and hold Notre Dame to 15 points,
that says something about your team,"
Carr said.
Two convincing wins the past
couple of weeks over Air Force and
Indiana will give the Wildcats more
confidence coming into Ann Arbor
this weekend.
Northwestern comes into the game
tied with Michigan and Wisconsin for
the top spot in the conference.
The last time Michigan faced a ranked
Northwestern team - No. 25 in this
week's AP poll -was 1975. The Wol-
verines soundly whipped the Wildcats
69-0 in Ann Arbor.

mt up for Jarrett irons and the Michigan defense is Damell Autry, Northwestern's star tailback.

The Spark is gone
Longtime Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson announced his resignation from
the club yesterday. Anderson has led the Tigers since 1979, compiling 1,331
wins, the most by any manager in team history.
Griddes is back again so drop, what you're doing and fill this out. Drop off your picks for
this week at The Michigan Daily sports desk on the second floor of the Student Publica-
tions Building at 420 Maynard. Deadline is 4 p.m. Friday. The most accurate prognostica-
tor will receive a $15 gift certificate to Steve and Barry's University Sportswear on State
Street. Contestants are limited to five entries per week, please.

Morrison reinjures
'knee, out 3-6 weeks
By Alan Goldenbach less strenuous preseason so far, in hopes
Daily Sports Writer ofnot re-aggravatingthe knee. Berenson
Championship seasons aren't sup- said that Morrison was kept off of run-
posed to start like this. ning and stadium-step drills.
The Michigan hockey team, picked But from theOh-By-The-Way Depart-
by many to improve upon its NCAA- ment, Berenson did run his first practice,
semifinal performance of last season, as scheduled, yesterday afternoon. The
held its first practice of the season yes- team had been holding captain practices,
terday without last year's national scor- run by team captain Steven Halko, for the
ing leader, Brendan Morrison. past couple of weeks.
The junior center and an early candi- Berenson certainly seemed more up-
date for the Hobey Baker Award re- beat about the status of the remainder of
aggravated a left knee injury over the his team as opposed to that of his in-
weekend that he originally hurt in a jured center.
freak accident at home during the sum- "Everyone seemed excitedtogetback
mer. He will be out of the lineup for out there," Berenson said. "It helps the
anywhere from three to six weeks. team and the coaches to get back out on
Michigan coach Red Berenson said the ice and upgrade the tempo and ex-
that the injury was diagnosed as a sprain, ecution."
but noted that there was only damage On this first day, a focus was placed on
done to cartilage and not to any of the the Wolverine six-member freshman
knee's ligaments. Thus, since it is a class, along with a bevy of ambitious
weight-bearing injury, it will not be walkons. Berenson came away with a
necessary to operate on the knee. strong first impression of the unit.
Berenson gave a preliminary outline "None of (the freshmen) looked out
of Morrison's recovery period. of place," Berenson said. "(Andrew)
"He'll be kept on crutches probably Berenzweig skated with Halko, and he
for a couple of weeks," Berenson said. should be a real strong defenseman in
"After that, it will be a matter of a week this league. But he looks like he's ready
of rehab and after three weeks, maybe to play now.
he can skate in the fourth week. "(Sean) Ritchlin, is a strong right
"It's just a matter of time. We can't wing and he looks like a young Warren
really tell exactly right now." Luhning. (Greg) Grozier is a real kind
Team trainer Rick Bancroft empha- of effortless skater who looks like a real
sized that it was an instance where fiery guy around the net."
Morrison came back too early. But for everyone, the first day of
"He just didn't feel it was that bad of practice will not dictate how the rest of
an injury," Bancroft said. "But after the season will play out. Berenson was
looking at it on Saturday, we thought it quick to note the importance of finding
would be a good move if he took some a groove for the team to get into.
time off. "Right now, the most important thing
"And there was the option of playing is for everyone on our team to get com-
through the pain, which he probably fortable with the work ethic, the inten-
could have done. But we thought it sity and the expectations of the coaches
would better to just let things settle and the team," Berenson said. "A team
downg" on paper and one day of practice doesn't
Morrison had been going through a say much."

13. Oregon St. at Washington St.
14. Pacific at Oregon
15. Southern Cal at California
16. Stanford at Arizona St.
17. Tennesee at Arkansas
18. Florida at LSU
19. Texas A&M at Texas Tech
20. Rice at Texas
21. Pittsburgh at Boston College
22. C. Michigan at E. Michigan
23. Georgia at Clemson
24. Virginia Tech at Navy

25. Bucknell at Cornell

SOccer should have no touble vithAion
By Chaim Hyman Although this game does not affect "They're amediocre team," Holt said. poised for the rest of their season.
Daily Sports writer Michigan's place in the Big Ten club "We're a better skill team and we'll "We're just taking one game at a
The Michigan men's club soccerteam standings, Carriere feels this game probably out-hustle them like the other time," Holt said.
may not be in Division I, but if a win- means more than any that could be times when we played them." "We've got some good teams com-
ning streak is any indication, they sure played against a league team. The rea- Coming off a 2-0 victory at ing up and we just want to play our
areplaying like one. son: Albion is located in the state of Schoolcraft, Michigan players feel system and win."
The Wolverines (6-3-1), who are on Michigan.

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