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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 26, 1995 - 13A

HIOMECOMING
ontinued from Page 11A
n the second minute. He followed
hat with a tough 16-footer at the 7:45
nark, but his third bucket didn't come
ntil the third quarter, when he had
ix points in two minutes.
With 9:17 left in the game and the
istons leading 75-68, Mills offered
p a reminder that he, too, was com-
>rtable in Crisler's confines. The
iston forward hauled down the re-
ound of an Allan Houston long-dis-
nce miss and made a stylish move to
se hole.
He scored again two minutes later,
nd again at the six-minute mark,
then he dropped in a fall-away 20-
oter with the shot clock running
own.
A dislocated left shoulder kept
rmer Wolverine all-American and
urrent Bullet Chris Webber out of
se contest. The crowd favorite's ab-
cnce was reflected in the sparse turn-
ut,
The two-year Fab Fiver, in his third
ear in the NBA, injured the shoulder
the Bullet's October 21 game with
se Indiana Pacers. He is expected to
iss four to five weeks.
"It feels good to be back, but it's
ad to be without Chris Webber,"
[oward said. "I still feel sad that we
idn't get the victory here, but life
oes on. It's just the preseason."
Despite only being away from Ann
rbor for one season, Howard had a
t to say about being back.
"I got a few little butterflies at the
ginning of the game, but it felt good
be back out there, to see some of
ur old friends and some of the stu-
tts out there who used to cheer for
ou," he said. "I felt really comfort-
le out there."
The game wasn't Howard's only
op at Crislerduring thetrip west. He
so stopped by to see the current
olverines.
"I went to their practice, and I spoke
some of their guys," Howard said.
told them 'Don't try to go out and
rove anything to anyone, just prove
to yourself.' I told them I'll be
eering for them no matter what.
"They're very talented. They've got
real good young unit."
While Howard and Mills are prob-
ly part of the same alumni
socation, there is a little rivalry be-
eec them. Mills has said that the
89 national championship team
ould beat the Fab Five if the two
raded squads took the court.
"You know what? Terry's sick in
s mind," Howard said. "It would
ver happen. I give him his respect,
d Glen Rice and those guys, for
inning it in '89, but man-to-man
ey couldn't beat us.
"(Mills) can't guard Chris, and
989 Wolverine) Loy Vaught can't
the. You know how the Fab Five is:
e're the guys they call cocky."
aylor sprains
ee, misses
ractice
Michigan basketball coach Steve
sher takes no chances with Maurice
yldr.
Taylorwasheld
out of practice

Monday aftersuf-
fering a slight
knee sprain Satur-
day. He worked
out on an exercise
bike but avoided
any scrimmaging
or drills.
Despite thepre-
cautionary mea-
ylor sure,however,the
rward expressed little concern.
"I'm fine," Taylor said. "If there was
ame (Monday), I would have played.
fore the season, for one practice, we
dn't want to (risk serious injury)."
Taylor, Michigan's leading return-
g scorer, returned to practice yester-
y and said he felt no pain.
One player Fisher might take a few
re chances with is Erik Szyndlar,
o has joined the team as a walk-on.
"He's a big body, which we needed,"
istant coach Brian Dutcher said. "He
6-6, 6-7. He can bang against the
ger guys in practice."
The Wolverines open the exhibition
son Nov. 1 against Athletes in Ac-
n at 7:30 p.m. at Crisler Arena.
- By Michael Rosenberg
en s soccer
compete
stitself
ichigan'smensoccerteamwillface
chigan's men soccer team Thursday
helastgameoftheirregularseasons.
e A-team is focusing on maintain-
its composure against the B-team.
'The second squad plays withalotof
otion," A-team coach Steve Burns
d. "I am looking for us to play a very
-and-dry, methodical game, almost
puter-like, and not get caught up in
ir emotion. We know the decisions
t have to be made."
- By Marc Lightdale

BA (Ies a&Pi to) Y y
By Paul Barger no student discount and many paid up
Daily Sports Writer to $28 to attend the contest. its always fun
Last night's exhibition game be- I understand that this game has been
tween the Detroit Pistons and the hyped for the last month and the re- to play against
Washington Bullets was a flashback turn of two of the biggest members of
for many of the fans in attendance. the Fab Five to Ann Arbor is no small JuwaE. It r em inded
The contest marked the return of occassion. But, in the end, the fans
former Wolverines' Terry Mills and got a lot less than what they expected. me of college.
Juwan Howard, It is likely that a great deal more
as well as former people would have shown up if Chris Last ime I was
Indiana star Webber was not out of action with ag o
Calbert Cheaney dislocated left shoulder. here
and Duke legend Howard's introduction was met - Grant Hill
Grant Hill. with surprisingly mild excitment and
"It was fond - . the game itself kept the fans off of Detroit Piston s forward
m e m ori es ," their feet.
Mills said. "It That is, of course, until Hill began can maximize their profits. It is not,
was great to to dominate. Last season's NBA however, the NBA's fault that people
come back and , '. rookie of the year stole the Crisler are willing to shell out a great deal of
see all of the old spotlight just as he did two years ago money to watch what is essentially,
faces." while playing against the Wolverines two teams practicing against each
However, the game did not exactly for the Blue Devils. He finished the other.
conjure up memories of past Michi- game with 16 points, leading the Pis- A student discount would have al-
gan-Indiana and Michigan-Duke tons toa 98-89 victory. loweda lot more than 8,187 to show
battles. "It's always fun to play against up, and those students that did attend
After the scrimmage thankfully con- Juwan," Hill said. "It reminded me of the game were generally in agree-
eluded I was left wondering how college. Last time I was here I got ment that they had paid too much.
peoplecouldhaveactuallypaidmoney booed." If the NBA wants to take its show
to watch aNBA preseason game. Even Most of the NBA teams play their on the road and gain more exposure,
with the presence of Howard, this was home exhibition games at a variety of it should consider forcing teams to
the definition of boring. sites. This is not to appease fans, how- lower prices for preseason games.
Still, the NBA is able to charge an ever, it is to make as much money as Until that unlikely act of kindness
unbelievable sum of money for what possible. The NBA is a business that occurs, fans should save their money
aily amounts to a scrimmage. There was neglects its supporters so that teams for the games that mean something.

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Wildcats will contiue winmg ways thiswee
By Avi Ebenstein theirfluky streakalittle longer, beating Around the The Buckeyes have an offense as Tony Banks back in the lines
Daily Sports Writer shabby Illinois. well-balanced as last season's Nittany Spartans are close to unstoppab
This season in the oddly-named Big Northwestern comes off of a 35-0 Lion squad. Actually, the two have the Badgers should come awayv
Ten Conference has been a flip-flop of drubbing ofWisconsin and has clinched something else in common - neither ous.
last, and most every other, season. not only a bowl bid, but its first winning will haveanational championship, even The Badgers have had qui
Penn State stinks and shockingly, record in 24 years. though they are undefeated and the best rollercoasterseason. Afterbeating
Northwestern is walking away with a Though Illinois linebackers Simeon teams in the country. considered good Penn State, Wis
conference championship. Thankfully, Rice and Kevin Hardy will harass North- The bowl alliance is a sham, and the suffereda35-0shellackingattheh
Michigan State, Illinois, Iowa and Min- westemQB Steve Schnur into throwinga CRose Bowl is cheating the conference's the not-as-good-as-everyone-
nesota remain the lame, middle-of-the- few interceptions, Northwestern will ex- best teams. Northwestern. In spite of last wee
pack, teams that football fans can count tend its winning streak one more game. Enough ranting, back to football. bacle in Evanston, Wisconsin has
on. Anyone who witnessed the Michi- Iowa beat up on lame opponents, win- team. Wisconsin's embarras
Michigan has also stayed consistent, gan drumming of the Illini realizes why nmg five i a row, but was shown up by coupled with a shabby Spartan
underachieving for yet another season. Northwestern will win - Illinois is a mediocre Penn State team. should team up for a Badger wn.
An injury-depletedlndianabring up completely inept. Penn States offense rolled up 519 Wisconsin 24, Michigan Stat
the rear. Ohio State is the creme of this But every fan who is sick of the yards on the Hawkeyes, and the Nittany Indiana (0-4, 2-5) at Penn St
year's Big Ten crop and fields a na- Wildcats winning ways, don't worry, Bobby Hoying has already thrown for Lions do not have the firepower of 2, 5-2)
tional title contender. But, the Buck- it'salmostrmidnightandtheirCinderella 17 touchdowns, tying his own Buckeye Ohio State. The gap between the This contest features thec
eyes will not get the opportunity to season will soon turn into a pumpkin. record, set last season. Hawkeyes and Ohio State is laughable. matchup of mediocre vs. really1
embarrass conference-leading North- On November 4, the Wildcats take on Wide receiver Terry Glenn, replac- This one will be over by halftime: Indiana,replacingNorthwester
western, since the teams do not play Penn State at home. ing superstar and NFL-fled receiver Ohio State 42, Iowa 17.. BigTendoormat,brngsaweakte
this season. Northwestern 17, Illinois 13 Joey Galloway, has already broken an Michigan State (2-1-1, 4-2-1) at Happy Valley.Hoosierinjurieshav
Not to worry, though, the Wildcats Iowa (2-1, 5-1) at Ohio State (3-0, Ohio State record. Glenn has caught 11 Wisconsin (1-2, 2-3-1) their fans even more anxious fort
will eventually be spanked, reesiab- 7-0) touchdown passes this year, breaking Michigan's cross-state rivals have of basketball season.
lishing orderin the Big Ten. Until then, Fourth-ranked Ohio State, fielding the previous single-season record set won two of three Big Ten contests. If Healthy, Indiana was a sligh
the madness continues. anexplosiveoffense, will ripuptheNo. by Cris Carter and Galloway. Northwestern can win consistently in low average team; now, they s
Northwestern (4-0 Big Ten, 6-1 25 Hawkeyes. Running back, and Heisman Trophy the Big Ten this season, any team can, Michigan can beat Indiana, an
overall) at Illinois (1-2, 3-3) The Buckeyes' offense will be too contender, Eddie George spearheads and the Spartans have proven that. respecting team should. Penn Sta
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MAINE
Continued from Page IA
Even though the Wolverines could
manage only five goals in a weekend
split with Western Michigan, Walsh
said the biggest thing he's worried about
is Michigan's talent up front.
"They're areally good scoring team,"
Waslhsaid. "Theyskateverywell. What
I like about Red's teams is that they
come at you, they forecheck well. They
don't just sit back and hope the other
team makes a mistake.
"That's the type a game both teams
played last year in the NCAAs and
that's what I expect (today). I'm really
anxious to see how good Michigan is
and how they can do."
Maine has three centers on its roster
who scored more than 20 goals a piece
last year - Shermerhorn, Brad Purdie
and Tim Lovell - and freshman Steve
Kariya, the younger brother of former
Maine All-American and Hobey Baker
winner Paul Kariya. Kariya racked up
39 goals and 60 assists for a club team
last year, but hasn't had alot of ice time
so far this season.
But, the player the Wolverines least
want to see on the ice is Black Bear
netminder Blair Allison. The senior

posted a2.68 goals against average last
year with 32 wins to earn first team All-
America honors.
Allison has played so well over the
last two years, he forced Walsh to aban-
don the two-goalie rotation that he has
used since he took over at Maine 12
years ago.
Allison has a knack for making big
plays in huge games and is already
being mentioned in the same breath as
"Hobey Baker".
Michigan's hopes rest mostly on its
own defensive play -especially while
shorthanded. A win could vault the
Wolverines back to the No. 1 spot in the
polls - a space they vacated after last
weekend's split - and would defi-
nitely put them at the front of the na-
tional title chase.
Even though Michigan isn't treating
this as a must-win game, most players
know that every hockey faninthe coun-
try will be watching who wins this one.
"It's a big game for us, but it's not
the NCAA tournament," right wing
Jason Botterill said. "The (NCAA
tournament) seeding committee will
prabably look at this game a lot.
There's a little revenge involved, but
the real revenge would come in the
NCAAs."

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