The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, September 9, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 252
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Friday's big winners included Elder, Moeller, LaSalle, Lebanon, Harrison and Indian Hill. Big losers were St. Xavier and Boone County. Get the scores and lowdown on Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Elder-Highlands set for Paul Brown Stadium

UC READY FOR ORANGE CRUSH
The University of Cincinnati's offensive line is regarded as one of the team's strengths. Today the Bearcats get to find out just how strong against the powerful defensive line of Syracuse.
Miami at Eastern Michigan
Riverfront Classic: Tennessee St. vs. North Carolina A&T
Ohio State at Arizona
South Florida at Kentucky
Thomas More, Mount St. Joseph previews
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Sports Headlines for  Saturday, September 09, 2000

SULLIVAN: Knight in command this time
        This was Bobby Knight at his best: Righteous and reasoned, passionate and prepared.

Pirates sweep Reds 7-3, 3-1
        PITTSBURGH — The wrecking ball hasn't hit Three Rivers Stadium yet, but it dealt the Reds a pretty solid blow Friday night.

Casey finds groove in boyhood ballpark
        PITTSBURGH — Reds first baseman Sean Casey provided a welcome surprise Friday night by actually having a decent game at Three Rivers Stadium — a favorite haunt of his as a youth.

Taubensee's deal likely to be reworked
        PITTSBURGH — After about three months of rehabilitation, catcher Eddie Taubensee should return to normal, thanks to the back surgery he underwent Friday. But his contract situation probably will need some fixing.

Williams has seen what Bengals seek
        Darryl Williams is that rare Bengal who has been to both the playoffs and the Pro Bowl. He is also that rare Bengal who lived the Disastrous Daves Era (Shula, Klingler), left town, then returned of his own volition.

Will Warrick make his prediction come true?
        As much as he darted and dodged, shifty receiver Peter Warrick couldn't escape The Prediction.

Roman put on inactive list
        Rookie cornerback Mark Roman was among those deactivated Friday for Sunday's game, in a move that raised a few eyebrows.

Smith high on rookie receivers
        Quarterback Akili Smith, barely above rookie status himself, is high on his rookie starting receivers, Peter Warrick and Ron Dugans.

Bengals saw comedy in PB's movies
        What do NFL players do on Saturday nights when there's a game on Sunday afternoon?

Bengals to admit 2-year-olds free
        Children 2 years old and younger will need a ticket to get into Sunday's sold-out Bengals game. But starting next week, Bengals officials said they are changing club policy to allow children 2 years old and younger free admission if they can sit on their parents' laps during games.

Bengals give Spinney Field to city
        The Bengals, who have moved into a new $453 million stadium and practice fields provided by county taxpayers, said Friday they are donating their old practice facility to the city.

UC ready for Orange crush
        The University of Cincinnati's offensive line is regarded as one of the team's strengths. Today the Bearcats get to find out just how strong against the powerful defensive line of Syracuse.

Miami's goal: Build on 'miracle'
        How does Miami top its “Music City Miracle?” Beat Eastern Michigan.

Tenn. St. looks for payback in Riverfront Classic
        The last time Tennessee State played North Carolina A&T, the result was an upset; A&T eliminated the top-ranked Tigers in the first round of last year's NCAA Division I-AA playoffs 24-10. Today at Cinergy Field, the teams play a rematch in the Riverfront Classic.

Arizona expects physical Buckeyes
        TUCSON, Ariz. — Even against an opponent with the reputation of Arizona, Ohio State should be able to teach something about physical play.

South Florida makes jump against Kentucky
        LEXINGTON, Ky. — South Florida coach Jim Leavitt knows his squad has a daunting task ahead of it.

Small college game previews

Two locals added to Olympic team
        Two more Greater Cincinnatians have become Olympians, added as alternates in their respective events.

Elder 47, Western Hills 21
        In 78 seconds, the Elder Panthers reversed their fortunes.

Indian Hill 20, Madeira 6
        Indian Hill failed to extend its streak of shutouts to three on Friday. That might have been the only problem the defense had all night.

LaSalle 16, Boone County 0
        It's been a long time since LaSalle started the football season 3-0, but the Lancers reached that mark Friday.

Cincinnati high school results

N. Ky high school results
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S P E C I A L S
Past week's college football games
UC 23, Army 17
Miami 33, Vanderbilt 30
Louisville 40, Kentucky 34
Ohio State 43, Fresno State 10
Thomas More 17, Anderson 10
Muskingum 42, Mount St. Joseph's 14

IRL PUTS ON A GREAT SHOW
The Indy Racing League was an instant smash at Kentucky Speedway, with a big wreck on the second lap. There were surprise leaders and thrilling duels but also a predictable finish.

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Get the rundown on your favorite team - and all 95 teams in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky - at Enquirer.com/prepfootball.

Ky. Speedway sets pace
Kentucky Speedway has been setting attendance records in its first season and has a chance to establish an Indy Racing League milestone this weekend at the Bluegrass State's first Indy car race.

Griffey, Brennaman clash
Marty Brennaman and Ken Griffey Jr. had a blowup in the clubhouse, with Griffey taking offense at the broadcaster's criticism and Brennaman responding, "I was here before you and I'll be here after you."

Tristate sending 11 to Sydney
Dante Craig has 24 more nights to dream his golden dreams. Then it gets real for all 11 athletes with Cincinnati ties who are going to the Olympics.

Two gymnasts make Olympics
Morgan White won a berth on the six-member U.S. teams following the trials in Boston last weekend. Alyssa Beckerman will go as an alternate.

Opening night in photos
Check out a gallery of photos from Saturday night's first game at Paul Brown Stadium.
Complete Bengals coverage at Cincinnati.com/bengals

Stadium opens with bang
With a blast of fireworks and a jet-fighter flyby, Paul Brown Stadium, for years a political football and a symbol of riverfront revitalization, fulfilled its true purpose Saturday.

'Pretty sweet deal'
The Bengals have one of the most generous stadium leases in the NFL, an Enquirer analysis shows.

Thanks, come again
So many people came to the stadium open house - upwards of 100,000 - that Bengals and county officials are planning another.

Stadium almost wasn't
Battles over money, location and power threatened to send the Bengals to another city. Yet, each time, someone found a way out.

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Can Bengals, Scott recover?
Darnay Scott's season-ending broken leg left his teammates in shock and his career as a speedy wide receiver in jeopardy.

Huggins turns down Clippers
Explaining he wants “to finish what I started,” UC coach Bob Huggins said Monday night he rejected an offer to become head coach of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.
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Hall of Fame Special
Four Reds legends went into the Baseball Hall of Fame July 23, making it one of the sweetest days in the rich history of baseball's first professional team. Check our special coverage.

Great American Ball Park
Carl Lindner's insurance company will pay about $75 million over 30 years for naming rights to the new Reds ballpark.
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img UC stars dominate NBA draft
UC's Kenyon Martin broke down in tears as he was selected first in the NBA draft by the Nets. DerMarr Johnson was picked sixth by the Hawks. Pete Mickeal was the 58th and last pick by the Mavs, then was traded to the Knicks.

Hail to the champions
Reds fans cheered their heroes from the Big Red Machine while the team honored their exiled star with a rose on third base.
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50 Moments of magic
From the Big Red Machine to tiny Milan's miracle, Cincinnati's sports century is highlighted by these 50 moments.

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