The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 337
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AKILI COUNTING ON COSLET
        The rookie QB worries that his development will be set back even further if there's a coaching change.
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highlands PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Highlands and Beechwood advanced to the Kentucky championship games this week while Edgewood bowed out in the Ohio semifinals.
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Sports Headlines for  Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999

T I M   S U L L I V A N   C O L U M N
Crafty Mantha turns Ducks into swans
        Moe Mantha was down a goalie Wednesday morning, so he propped a tire in front of the net.

U C   B A S K E T B A L L
Bearcats not No. 1 on boards
        North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge, who plays them soon, calls the UC Bearcats the best team in college basketball. Iowa State's Larry Eustachy, who just got done with the Bearcats, says the same.

No. 8 Michigan St. 86, North Carolina 76
        CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A Final Four team from a season ago, No. 8 Michigan State wasn't about to be intimidated playing at No. 2 North Carolina.

UC volleyball ends drought in NCAAs
        Three years ago, Laura Alford inherited a University of Cincinnati volleyball program in turmoil. The Bearcats were coming off two 20-win seasons, but just four players remained in the wake of a personality conflict with the interim coach, Katie McFarland.

X A V I E R   B A S K E T B A L L
XU transfer to face ex-team
        It will be “weird,” Leo Murray admits. It has to be. So many games, so many practices at the Cincinnati Gardens. He remembers playing the role of Marcus Camby before a Xavier game against Massachusetts and Mark Jackson before a game against Temple.

M I A M I   B A S K E T B A L L
Tennessee 78, Miami 59
        KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Though he may lead his team in scoring, Vincent Yarbrough says balance is what has made Tennessee successful so far this season.

R E D S
'90 champs featured at Redsfest
        Members of the Reds' 1990 World Series championship team will be featured participants at Redsfest, the team's annual fan carnival to be held Jan. 28-29 at the Albert B. Sabin Convention Center.

B E N G A L S
Will Rice go wild again?
        The Bengals certainly have done their part to make Jerry Rice the NFL's all-time greatest receiver. Sunday, the San Francisco star gets what may he his last chance to torment Cincinnati fans.

Young Bengals recall watching Rice
        The return of Jerry Rice, the NFL's all-time leading receiver, to Cincinnati reminds not only how great his career has been, but how young his foes are in the Bengals' secondary.

Niners will start Garcia at QB
        SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Three weeks after being demoted, Jeff Garcia is getting another chance to start at quarterback for the slump-ridden San Francisco 49ers.

Akili turning to teacher Blake
        Some of Jeff Blake's teammates are starting to realize he won't be around next year.

H I G H   S C H O O L S
Everybody loves Mason
        Weeks before the Mason girls basketball team stepped onto the court for its first game, the pressure already was at an all-time high. Street and Smith magazine named coach Gerry Lackey's team No.3 in the nation. USA Today gave Mason a No.2 preseason ranking.

Highlands uneasy No. 1 in N.Ky.
        If you ask Highlands girls basketball coach Luci Cecil about her team's No.1 ranking in the Enquirer coaches' Northern Kentucky poll, you'd think you were talking to the coach of a sub-.500 team.
Highlands gets 3 defenders on all-state team
        Highlands landed three players on the Associated Press all-Kentucky football team, tying Lexington Bryan Station for the most players on the team.
AP All-Kentucky football teams

N.Ky. basketball roundup
        Five players scored in double figures Wednesday to lift Scott to a 75-62 victory over Holy Cross in the first round of the Scott Tipoff tournament.

S T U F F
Stuff 94, St. Louis 86
        The Cincinnati Stuff held on in the final six minutes on Wednesday night to hand the St. Louis Swarm their first defeat of the season, 94-86 at the Firstar Center.

H O R S E   R A C I N G
Turfway Park sprucing up to attract more fans
        Turfway Park continues to play dress up to attract new fans.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SPECIAL
        Find a complete scouting report, rosters and schedules on UC, Xavier, Miami, Kentucky and Ohio State. Plus, a preview of area women's basketball.
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