Wednesday, February 4, 2004

Sports digest


Bearcats play Syracuse Sept. 18

The Enquirer and wire reports

The University of Cincinnati will visit Syracuse at the Carrier Dome Sept. 18.

The Bearcats had been scheduled to play Purdue on that date. Purdue will host Syracuse Sept. 5 and have an open date Sept. 18.

UD baskets celebrate 100th-year anniversary

The University of Dayton is celebrating its 100th anniversary season of men's basketball, and the focal point of the season-long celebration will happen tonight - the 100th anniversary date of UD's first varsity game.

On Feb. 4, 1904, UD - then known as St. Mary's Institute - defeated the Dayton Intermediates 14-2.

One hundred years to the day, the Flyers will host the Richmond Spiders and, in conjunction with the game, UD invited back every surviving former Flyers player, coach and manager.

As part of the reunion, a 20-man All-Century Team has been selected. The team will be introduced at halftime tonight at UD Arena.

Members of the All-Century Team are Arlen "Bucky" Bockhorn (1955-58), Roosevelt Chapman (1980-84), Bill Chmielewski (1961-62), Anthony Corbitt (1986-90), Johnny Davis (1973-76), Henry Finkel (1963-66), Bobby Joe Hooper (1965-68), John Horan (1951-55), Negele Knight (1985-90), Don May (1965-68), Don "Monk" Meineke (1949-52), Jim Paxson (1975-79), Ryan Perryman (1994-98), Garry Roggenburk (1959-62), Jack Sallee (1951-55), Donald Smith (1971-74), Tony Stanley (1997-2001), Mike Sylvester (1971-74), Bill Uhl (1953-56) and Ed Young (1982-87).

MU-ND SITE SWITCH: The hockey game scheduled for Saturday at Cincinnati Gardens between No. 7 Miami and Notre Dame has been changed to a 7:35 p.m. face-off at MU's Goggin Arena. The first-place RedHawks, who lead No. 4 Michigan by a point in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings, want the home-ice advantage as they make a push for their first CCHA championship since the 1992-93 season. Miami also will host Notre Dame at 7:35 p.m. Friday at Goggin.

NHL

BLUE JACKETS: NHL goal-scoring leader Rick Nash, 19, has a bruised foot and will decide this week if he can play in Sunday's All-Star Game.

DEVILS: Brian Rafalski will replace fellow New Jersey defenseman Scott Stevens on the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

CAPITALS: Washington placed defenseman Sergei Gonchar on injured reserve and recalled center Graham Mink from AHL Portland.

CANUCKS: Forward Magnus Arvedson will be out for at least six weeks with an injured right knee.

TUESDAY IN THE NHL: Thrashers forward Dany Heatley scored his first goal since recovering from a car wreck that killed teammate Dan Snyder. Heatley tapped in the puck from the right side of the goal 1:54 into Atlanta's game against Boston.

Tennis

DAVIS CUP: French Open champ and No. 2 Juan Carlos Ferrero injured his leg and stomach at the Australian Open and won't play for Spain in this week's matches in the Czech Republic.

• Spain, the Davis Cup runner-up to Australia last year, is also without injured Carlos Moya.

• Marat Safin might not be able to play for Russia this week after his exhausting run to the Australian Open final. Russia faces Belarus in the opening round of World Group competition Friday.

Auto racing

OPEN WHEEL: Patrick Racing will leave the Championship Auto Racing Teams series and join the Indy Racing League if a sponsorship package can be arranged.

NASCAR: Driver Scott Wimmer was charged with driving while impaired after crashing a pickup truck near High Point, N.C. Wimmer had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.

Boxing

DE LA HOYA BOUT: Oscar De La Hoya will return to the ring June 5 for the first time since losing his 154-pound title to Shane Mosley in September in Las Vegas. He has not decided on an opponent.

Figure skating

EUROPEAN TITLE: World champion Evgeni Plushenko held first place after the men's short program, overcoming a weak landing on a combination and a strong showing by Frenchman Brian Joubert in Budapest.

Horse racing

KEENELAND: Eaton Sales has been consigned to disperse the thoroughbred holdings of the estate of Jeanne Vance, which include horses sired by 1999 Belmont Stakes winner Lemon Drop Kid and 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, among others.

A total of 11 horses, comprised of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, will be initially offered at Keeneland's 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale on April 13.




2004 CROSSTOWN SHOOTOUT
Xavier shocks UC
18 Photos of the Shootout
Daugherty: Chalmers delivers in the clutch
Bearcats throw away 11-point lead
Hicks' effort not enough
Musketeers come through this time
XU students 'politely' mock UC, Huggins

BENGALS / NFL
Bengals give up on real grass
Jones' attorney suggests client did nothing wrong
Kitna's fine rescinded
Marino ditches his Dolphins VP job

REDS / BASEBALL
Reds times, TV announced
Dodgers interested in Maddux

PREP SPORTS
Players formally commit today
West Hi taps Oldham as new football coach
CovCath keeps Elder struggling at 'The Pit'
La Salle, NCH retain top poll spots
Tuesday's boys' games
Tuesday's girls' games
Prep sports results, schedule

MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Fantanarosa has alma mater on rise
Thomas More fires women's coach
UK rallies late to beat Gators
No down time for weary RedHawks
Top 25: Illinois edges Indiana 51-49
Tech shakes finger at Knight

NBA
NBA: Carter puts up shots, points
O'Neal, Kidd among All-Star reserves

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