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The Baltimore Browns?
As funny as it sounds, there's a good chance that's what you'll see for
the 1996 season in the NFL. Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening
announced yesterday that Baltimore has a signed deal with Cleveland
owner Art Modell to move the Browns to Baltimore. ModeN said the
Browns had been losing millions of dollars in Cleveland. Baltimore has
agreed to build the Browns a new stadium that will be ready in 1998,
November 7, 1995
Iverines tie Illinois
(hile most Michigan students will
e'uffering in the cold Ann Arbor
her, the men's soccer team will be
vWq it up in Phoenix.
The Wolverines advanced to the Na-
ol Collegiate Soccer Association
h pionship tournament in Arizona
fit a strong performance at the Re-
ia4 al tournament.
firehigan defeated Iowa, and tied
t &e and Illinois at the regional tour-
apent in Champaign last weekend.
Volverines' efforts earned them a
kPY second seed in the upcoming
nois will receive a top seed at the
lament because the Fighting Illini
naed first at the regionals.
ome Michigan players seemed sat-
i with their second place finish.
fleck yeah, we are relieved to make
Iiational tournament," senior Ian
'h said. "We are really happy with
hot we did."
Omior Ryan Carriere felt more am-
Nthink we played really well and we
eofike a strong team," said Carriere.
i we expected to beat Purdue and
e were a somewhat better team than
ll1ois and only tied."
M'ichigan's first game *as against
rdue, a team they beat 4-0 earlier in
heseason. Purdue was looking for re-
eirge because of the earlier loss.
per heads to Arizona
to advance to national championships
"Purdue was definitely fired up,"
The Boilermakers' emotion propelled
them to a late goal and a 1-1 tie.
Freshman Blake Novotny felt Michi-
gan did not meet their potential.
"We didn't perform as strongly as we
could have," Novotny said. "We didn't
have that little extra kick to get the
After the Purdue tie Saturday morn-
ing, the Wolverines pulled themselves
together to romp over a mediocre Iowa
team, 6-0. Michigan held the ball for
over 70 minutes and dominated play.
"Iowa wasn't a very strong team,"
said Carriere. "We managed to convert
our opportunities and put balls in the
back of the net."
Senior Eric Weinberg scored a hat
trick, including one goal on a header.
The Wolverines played their third
and final game against Illinois, Sunday.
Michigan entered the tournament know-
ing the top-seeded Illini would present
its stiffest competition.
The Wolverines began the game
knowing they might need at least atie to
"If we didn't tie Illinois, it would
have been a number crunch," said Kurth.
This "crunch" refers to the compli-
cated scoring of college soccer tourna-
ments and a system which could have
eliminated Michigan from national tour-
But the Wolverines tied Illinois,
eliminating the need to "crunch" any
Michigan played poorly at first
against the Illini and fell behind 2-1.
The Wolverines recovered, however,
and dominated the second half.
"They weren't doing much late in the
game," Novotny said. "I knew we would
score one goal if not two, the way we
were pressuring them."
Michigan did score late, forcing a tie
and giving the Wolverines a national
Michigan's players now look to the
west, the regional tournament, and
"That was one cold weekend," Kurth
said. "It was survival of the fittest and
we are thrilled to go to Phoenix."
"It is definitely too cold around here
to play soccer," said Novotny. "Phoe-
nix will be kind of neat."
Ryan Carriere felt that the team was
"We are going to Phoenix to win,"
Carriere said. "We aren't going to get
caught up in anything extracurricular."
Carriere added that the team hoped to
improve on previous failures at the na-
"This will be my third year at the
tournament," Carriere said. "We have
lost each year to the eventual cham-
pion of the tournament. Our seed isn't
any better this year but we expect to
play like the strong team in our
Clarence Williams and the rest of the Wolverines hope to get back on track this weekend against Purdue.
to Purd-u, not back at los
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By Antoine Pitts
Daily Sports Editor
The Michigan football team certainly
doesn't have any time to sit around to
think of what could have been Saturday
in East Lansing.
The Wolverines host Purdue, who
is coming off a 38-27 victory over
Wisconsin, Saturday at Michigan
Michigan coach Lloyd Carr is deter-
mined to put the 28-25 loss to Michigan
State behind him as the team prepares
for the Boilermakers.
"I don't intend to spend any more
time talking about it," Carr said. "I'm
not going to think about it, I'm not
going to be dwelling on that football
game and neither are our players. We'll
find out Saturday if the distractions
The Boilermakers dominated Wis-
consin Saturday for its first conference
victory of the season. The Badgers had
demolished Michigan State the week-
end before but Purdue caught them off
Senior fullback Mike Alstott posted
the eighth-best single game rushing ef-
fort in Purdue history with 204 yards
That should give the Wolverines
plenty to worry about for this week.
"We certainly don't have any time to
feel sorry for ourselves," Carr said. "As
evidenced by the Purdue-Wisconsin
game, we have our hands full with a
very outstanding offensive Purdue foot-
The Boilermakers held the ball for an
unbelievable 42:04 to Wisconsin's
17:56 in the game and held the Badgers
to just one of 10 on third down.
"For Purdue to do what they did to
them when Wisconsin was coming off
a big win says a lot for Purdue," Carr
BANGED UP BUNCH: Several Wolver-
ines came out of Saturday's game with
Tight end Jerame Tuman (knee),
linebacker Mike Elston (shoulder),
long snapper Marc Bolach (bruised
leg) and defensive end Glen Steele
(muscle tear in his arm) will all be
questionable for the matchup against
In addition, tight end Jay Riemersma
continues to be bothered by an injured
foot. Carr expects him to be ready for
"Jay is banged up every game," Carr
said. "He continues to play but I think
he's definitely going to miss some (prac-
PERISTERIS TO PUNT: Carr has de-
cided to go with junior Paul Peristeris
as his punter against Purdue. Nate
Delong has averaged 39.6 yards a punt
including a 65 yarder against Miami
(Ohio), but Carr believes he is not
achieving sufficient hang time.
The short duration ofthe ball being in
the air opens things up for the punt
returners as the Michigan coverage can-
not get to them in time.
Derrick Mason ran back a DeLong
punt 70 yards for a touchdown Satur-
"Nate's statistics have been fairly
well, but the problem on the punt re-
turn, in my view, was there was no hang
time," Carr said. "The ball got down
there too quickly."
Peristeris has appeared in four games
this season averaging 40 yards a punt.
It's not the yardage that Carr is looking
"Paul in practice has gotten better
hang time," Carr said. "When you have
a guy like Mason you have to give your
people time to get downthereand cover
TSHIMANGA TIME: Junior tailback
Tshimanga Biakabutuka continues to
put some impressive numbers on the
Saturday's 191 yard effort pushed
him over 1,000 yards for the season and
2,000 yards for his career.
"Biakabutuka is a great football
player," Carr said. "He's having a great
Biakabutuka carried the ball 37 times
against the Spartans but is not showing
any signs of wear and tear.
"Obviously when you carry the foot-
ball that many times, you're going to
take some hits and you're going to
have some bumps and bruises," Carr
said. "He's healthy and he is one tough
Instead of Biakabutuka receiving
punishment, he's been dishing some
out. He used a few stiff arms to keep
opponents away and offered some
blocks to help protect quarterback Brian
"They blitzed a linebacker on our
next to last touchdown drive and I think
it was the last time they blitzed us
because he stepped up and knocked the
linebacker sideways," Carr said.
Biakabutuka earned ABC Player of
the Game honors for his effort.
BooKdvIDEO HISTORY SET FOR RE-
LEASE: A new book and video box set
chronology of Michigan football will
hit the stores later this week. "Hail To
The Victors: Greatest Moments in
Michigan Football History" looks at
the top 101 moments in Wolverine hrs-
No. 101 was added at the last minute.
It is Michigan's dramatic 18-17 win
over Virginia that began the 1995 cam-
The set retails for $49.95.
TIME CHANGE: The kickoff time for
Saturday's game has been moved up to
12:06p.m. ESPN will televise the game.
B. DAMIAN CAP/Daily
Sports agent Leigh Steinberg represents some of the top players in the NFL
sports industry and how he has man-
aged to successfully negotiate large
He mentioned such terms as the
signing bonus and skill guarantees as
tactics utilized to bring his clients as
much money as possible while play-
ing within the often stringent rules of
the NFL salary cap.
Steinberg, whose clientele includes
some of the most accomplished play-
ers in football, also spoke about the
problems plaguing professional ath-
letes today. One of the primary things
which he mentioned was the fact that
athletes are pressured to play when
they are injured often at the expense
of their long-term health.
"Athletes are in a form of denial
when dealing with their own physical
health," Steinberg said. "Their long-
term health should be of paramount
Steinberg also mentioned how his
law firm, Steinberg & Moorad, was in
the midst. of researching two of the
overriding problems affecting foot-
ball players' health: the increase in
concussion-induced collisions on the
field and the presence of artificial
In addition to discussing the finan-
cial side ofhisjob, Steinberg strongly
stressed the humanitarian aspect of
his firm. He mentioned that he only
takes athletes on as clients who are
willing to give back to society and act
upon their duty as role models.
While every agent strives to bring
in as much income as possible for
both themselves and their clients, it is
Steinberg's charitable work which has
propelled him to a level above others
in his field.
"I think it is really important be-
cause of the power of television that
athletes are role models," Steinberg
said. "An athlete could build friend-
ships based on the quality of his char-
acter, not just on his performance on
the field. (My firm) challenges ath-
letes to try and make a contribution."
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