SPORTS NEWS FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2004|
S P E C I A L S E C T I O N : N C A A T O U R N A M E N T 2 0 0 4|
Is March all that matters?
The NCAA Tournament is the crown jewel of sports championships. Prepare for all the March Madness action in our special preview of Xavier, UC and Kentucky teams.
not of the doubting mindset |
After Thursday's games, there are 48 teams still playing for basketball's national
championship. That Florida A&M is one of them will not scare the other 47.
are key to A&M's hopes
Two things give Florida A & M hope of a historic upset tonight against
Cronin handles controversy with wisdom
Last Saturday, the police found Kelvin Brown hiding in a closet in his apartment.
Murray State's second-best scorer was its top-ranked defendant. The cops charged
Brown and his roommate, point guard Adam Chiles, with marijuana possession and
possession of drug paraphernalia. Chiles also was charged with hindering prosecution.
not perfect, but not challenged
Duke was looking to play through some pain and work out the kinks. Alabama State
proved to be the perfect opponent for that kind of game.
Demons oust Flyers in double OT
Drake Diener scored 10 of his career-high 28 points in the second overtime, propelling
DePaul to the NCAA Tournament's second round for the first time 15 years.
woes continue, this time vs. Manhattan
The little team from the Big Apple was every bit as good as promised.
McNamara bursts BYU's upset bid
Gerry McNamara hit nine 3-pointers and had 43 points, helping defending national
champion Syracuse hold off pesky Brigham Young 80-75 Thursday.
fires Ellis following 10 seesaw seasons
Auburn coach Cliff Ellis was fired Thursday after 10 up-and-down
seasons with the Tigers, who were shut out of postseason play for the second
time in three years.
rallies for first NCAA win
Time erased Nevada's jitters.
The Wolf Pack trailed by as many as 16 early, then rallied late to upset Michigan
State 72-66 Thursday night for Nevada's first victory in NCAA Tournament play.
Tournament at a glance
RedHawks prepare for hostile road environment
Less than 24 hours after defeating Xavier on its home floor in the opening round
of the Women's National Invitation Tournament, the Miami women's basketball team
boarded a plane to try to knock off a second opponent on the road.
of Quakers' motto within program's reach
Jerry Scheve hung a sign in Wilmington's locker room about 10 years ago that
summarized his goal for the Quakers' program.
Blue headed to finals again
The big three of Hamilton - 6-8 Jason Miller, 6-6 Latez Williams and 6-4 Adam
Myers-White - have put the Big Blue into a very big game.
rally falls short
La Salle aimed for a war of attrition Thursday night. What it got was a Springfield
South team whose spirit couldn't be broken.
gets Big Moe going
Don't mess with Moeller. The Crusaders emphatically sent that message here Thursday
night, with a 94-51 stomping of Columbus Mifflin in the Division I boys' regional
semifinals at Fairgrounds
Devils continue strong run
Reading kept its emotional playoff run going Thursday, wearing down Ripley 54-43
in the Division III regional semifinals at Wright State's Nutter Center.
With four and a half minutes remaining in Covington Catholic's first-round Sweet
Sixteen basketball game against Carlisle County on Thursday, junior center Brennan
Votel blocked a shot and streaked down the court. He then caught Andy Kennedy's
baseball pass for a wide-open dunk to open the Colonels' first 20-point lead
of the game.
Junior guards Jasmin Neal and JaJuan Spillman combined to score 30 points and
fueled a third-quarter run that lifted Pleasure Ridge Park to a 69-55 win over
Rockcastle County on Thursday afternoon at Rupp Arena in the Boys Sweet Sixteen
plan to stay for weekend
Covington Catholic's 63-40 victory over Carlisle County in the first round of
the Sweet Sixteen marked the first time in six years a team from the Ninth Region
reached the quarterfinals of the tournament.
next step for MND
Mount Notre Dame was expected to get here. And now that the Cougars are here,
anything short of a Division I girls' basketball state title won't sit well with
Branch reaches D-II final
Ashley Armstrong scored 18 points and Beloit West Branch advanced to the Division
II girls' championship game with a 57-44 win over Thornville Sheridan in a semifinal
grad Bauman Cavaliers' new coach
Larry Bauman has been named head football coach at Purcell Marian to replace
Tom Stickley, who resigned after the 2003 season.
Moeller coach Faust in Class of '04
Former Moeller High School football coach Gerry Faust, former NFL punter Ray
Guy and former Olympic champions Debbie Meyer and John Smith are among 11 individuals
selected to the National High School Hall of Fame.
clinch Olympic berths
Boxers Rau'Shee Warren, 17, and Ron Siler, Jr., 23, both from Cincinnati, officially
have qualified to fight for the United States in the Summer Olympics in Athens.
End contenders headed by Birdstone
If Birdstone is to hang onto his precarious lead in most Kentucky
Derby polls, he'll have to show Turfway Park oddsmaker Mike Battaglia he can
do more than beat a suspect field of 11 thoroughbreds Saturday in the 33rd Lane's
USA targets O'Neal for Olympics
Hey, Shaq, Uncle Sam needs you.
trade awaits Galloway's OK
Drew Henson finally can be considered a Dallas Cowboy.
As for Keyshawn Johnson, his status with Dallas is in the hands of Joey Galloway.
RH Wickman out until at least July
Cleveland Indians reliever Bob Wickman will miss the first half of the season
because of a sprained right elbow.