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College hockey: Record crowd attends outdoor game

College Hockey

Record crowd attends outdoor game

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan beat Michigan State 5-0 in front of a world-record 113,411 fans at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. The previous record was 77,803 at this year's world championship in Germany.

"It was just amazing to see all those people," said Michigan forward Carl Hagelin, who scored twice; "probably the loudest environment I've ever been in."

The announced attendance was the largest in Michigan Stadium history, surpassing the 113,090 for a football game this year.

"Ten years from now, I'm probably going to remember the most fun I've ever had on the ice," Michigan State defenseman Torey Krug said. "Look at these 22-year-old men, and they're like little kids."

The game was dubbed "The Big Chill at the Big House," though it was a bit of a misnomer with the game-time temperature in the low 40s. The game took place nine years after the teams played an outdoor game at Michigan State's football stadium.

The Olympic-sized rink stretched from one 15-yard line to the other. Instead of adding more seats, organizers kept the area around the ice clear so fireworks could be set off after goals.


Funk, Perry move up at Shark Shootout

Fred Funk and Kenny Perry shot 10-under 62 in better-ball for a share of the second-round lead at the Shark Shootout in Naples. Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly (63), defending champs and co-leaders after Round 1, also are at 18-under 126, one ahead of the other Round 1 co-leaders, Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter (64). Today's final round is a scramble.

Dubai Ladies Masters: Iben Tinning, retiring after the event, birdied No. 18 to seal the win in the United Arab Emirates. She shot 3-under 69 to finish at 11-under 277, two up on Anna Nord­qvist (70) and three up on third-round leader Melissa Reid (72). Despite a sore back, Michelle Wie had the day's best round, 67, to finish sixth, six back.

Et cetera

Baseball: The Dodgers signed OF Tony Gwynn to a one-year, $675,000 deal. Last season for the Padres, he hit .204 with three homers, 20 RBIs and 17 steals.

Figure skating: A day after taking the short program, American Alissa Czisny took third in the free skate to win the Grand Prix final in Beijing. She earned 180.75 points, 2.15 more than Italy's Carolina Kostner. Canada's Patrick Chan won the free skate and overall title. He earned 259.75 points, 16.94 more than Japan's Nobunari Oda, who won the short program but fell Saturday.

Greyhounds: Flying Coal City and Kelsos Ace High won third-round qualifiers for the 660-Yard Challenge at Derby Lane. Qualifying concludes Wednesday.

Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

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