The Cincinnati Enquirer
Monday, September 11, 2000 -- Volume 5, No. 254
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PALL BEARER STADIUM
Paul Brown must be turning over in his grave after the Bengals stunk up their new stadium in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Browns.
Photo galleryGame story
SULLIVAN: Smith shoulders another loss
Simmons out 10-12 weeks

TIME FOR KNIGHT TO GO
Columnist Paul Daugherty says: I don't know if Knight deserved to be fired; I do believe it was time for him to go.
Results of our Bobby Knight poll
Continuing coverage from Associated Press

PREP FOOTBALL REPORT
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
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Sports Headlines for  Monday, September 11, 2000

Some IU players looking at UC
        INDIANAPOLIS — Two Hoosier underclassmen may be consideriing a transfer to UC .

Local gymnast pulls out of Olympics
        A sore right foot will keep Fairfield gymnast Morgan White from competing in the Olympics, her doctor said Sunday.

Browns 24, Bengals 7
        Akili Smith stood before the tape recorders and television lights and took the blame. All of it.

SULLIVAN: Smith shoulders another loss
        “Akili (Smith) was almost in tears in the training room,” tackle Willie Anderson said. “I was trying to console him. I told him, "One day this year you're going to throw for 300 or 400 yards and you're going to look back and remember the Cleveland game.' ”

Simmons out 10-12 weeks
        Middle linebacker Brian Simmons suffered torn lateral meniscus cartilage on the last play of the third quarter Sunday and will be forced to have surgery.

No pass rush, no coverage - no excuses
        The Bengals' defense laid an egg with the old chicken-egg syndrome Sunday.

Prentice answer to trivia question
        Travis Prentice is no stranger to the end zone. Perhaps that's why he could not get overly worked up about one touchdown Sunday. After all, the guy racked up an NCAA-record 78 TDs at Miami University.
Firsts for Paul Brown Stadium

Anderson wins line battle with Brown
        Bengals tackle Willie Anderson was matched up against Browns defensive end Courtney Brown, the first player taken in the 2000 draft.

Fans upbeat about stadium, not team
        Paul Brown Stadium got rave reviews from fans Sunday, even as the inaugural regular-season game there dissolved into a 24-7 Bengals loss to archrival Cleveland.

Bengals' next opponent: Jaguars (1-1)
        BALTIMORE — The scenario was all too familiar to the Baltimore Ravens and their fans.

Reds 6, Pirates 4
        PITTSBURGH — Outfielder Alex Ochoa drove in a career-high five runs Sunday as the Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4.

Results of our Reds poll
        We got 279 responses to the question: Who would you pick to manage the Reds next season?

Reds' rotation gains momentum
        PITTSBURGH — Given the recent steadiness of the Reds' starting pitching, they ought to begin next season with a secure rotation.

Fernandez replaces Bell in rotation
        PITTSBURGH — Statistically, Rob Bell has improved since returning from Triple-A. And at 23, he would seem to be part of the Reds' future.But the Reds have temporarily dropped Bell from the starting rotation to give Osvaldo Fernandez a chance to reassert himself.

Cubs-Reds Scouting Report
        • The series: Cincinnati 73-70, second place NL Central; Chicago 59-83, sixth NL Central.

S P E C I A L S
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With no time left on the clock, UC's Jason Mammarelli kicked a 47-yard field goal Saturday to shock No. 24 Syracuse (and a national TV audience) 12-10.
Ohio St. 27, Arizona 17Miami 34, E. Mich. 17UK 27, So. Fla. 9

Olympic romance
Local swimmers Erin Phenix and Nate Dusing are living a real-life Hollywood script as they prepare to compete in Sydney, Australia, beginning this week.
Golden road may be hard for area Olympians

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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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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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