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Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 2
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Sports Headlines for  Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000

T I M   S U L L I V A N   C O L U M N
Pickens not so easy to ignore now
        JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Carl Pickens is not the problem. He is the symptom.

B E N G A L S
Pickens looks to Big Daddy for best way to escape Bengals
        JACKSONVILLE — The next thing to happen in the Carl Pickens fiasco during the off-season is most likely his demand to get traded. Again.

Jaguars out to run up the score
        JACKSONVILLE — The Bengals have given up 434 points this season and the Jaguars are planning to add as many as they can.

B A S K E T B A L L
UNLV fast-paced test for UC
        When he spoke about this afternoon's game at the Shoemaker Center, UC Bearcats forward Pete Mickeal referred to UNLV's team as being “so up-and-down.” He meant this to be a compliment.

Xavier takes balancing act to Marquette
        Just a thought: Might Xavier be harder to prepare for and tougher to defend than last year's team that included three of the top 12 scorers in school history?

Miami faces 'very good' Kent
        Charlie Coles took a ride between practices Saturday. He almost didn't come back.

Stuff 94, Trenton 77
        Talk about your double-doubles. Cincinnati Stuff fans saw both of their New Year's wishes granted Saturday night — a Stuff win and Melvin Levett play.

C O L L E G E   F O O T B A L L
Michigan 35, Alabama 34
        MIAMI — Alabama's Ryan Pflugner missed an extra-point attempt in overtime to give Michigan a 35-34 victory in the Orange Bowl Saturday night.

Alexander stars in Alabama loss
        MIAMI — Michigan's defense never really stopped Shaun Alexander. It was the Wolverines' offense that finally slowed down the Boone County native in the Orange Bowl.

UK's goals: Get stronger against SEC
        NASHVILLE — Hal Mumme has played his smoke-and-mirrors act to rave reviews. Yet in the wake of Kentucky's Music City Bowl meltdown Wednesday night, he admitted Wildcat football remains more magic than muscle.

Columbus quiet without bowl game for Buckeyes
        COLUMBUS — For the first time in five years, Ohio State's players, coaches and fans didn't have a game to occupy their time on New Year's Day.

S P O R T S   I N   2 1 S T   C E N T U R Y
What will sports' future bring?
        Picture this: It's the eve of a new century, 2099. You're settling back on a comfy floating sofa, watching the countdown of the 21st Century's greatest athletes on ESPN14. You have a beer in hand. (As long as there are sports, there will always be beer.)

H O C K E Y
Kentucky 4, Mighty Ducks 3
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — Chris Lipsett and Eric Landry each had two goals as the Kentucky Thoroughblades topped the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 4-3 Saturday at Rupp Arena.

H I G H   S C H O O L S
Swim coaches fear new state format
        Many high school swimming coaches have been fearing the worst since the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced the format for the state swimming and diving meet Feb.24-26 at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.

Australians whip Scott
        The Geelong from Australia shot 64 percent from the field and defeated host Scott High 90-60 in boys high school basketball Saturday.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REVIEW
        Kentucky football titans Highlands and Beechwood breezed to state football championships. Click here for complete coverage, and an archive of the season in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Ky.

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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