Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Sports digest


Miami opens with Purdue Nov. 19 at Millett Hall

Enquirer staff and wire reports

The Miami RedHawks open their 100th basketball season Nov. 19 against Purdue at Millett Hall.

The Miami women will play Indiana State in the first game of a doubleheader the same night at Millett.

Purdue highlights a nonconference schedule that features road games with area rivals Xavier (Nov. 22) and Wright State (Dec. 8) and a Dec. 27 meeting with Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena for the third straight year.

Dayton, citing scheduling conflicts, has dropped Miami, to Miami coach Charlie Coles' chagrin.

The RedHawks make a return trip to Southwest Missouri State - Miami's 2003 ESPN Bracket Buster opponent - Dec. 19 and will host another game as part of the Bracket Buster Feb. 19.

Miami hosts Ball State Dec. 4 in its Mid-American Conference opener. The RedHawks return 10 letter-winners, including four starters from an 18-11 squad, 12-6 in MAC play.

Miami men's schedule

2004-05

Nov. 11OHIO DOMINICAN (exh.) TBA
Nov. 19PURDUE TBA
Nov. 22At Xavier TBA
Nov. 27At Butler TBA
Nov. 29FINDLAYTBA
Dec. 4BALL STATE*TBA
Dec. 8At Wright State TBA
Dec. 19At Southwest Missouri State TBA
Dec. 21LIBERTY TBA
Dec. 27Cincinnati (US Bank Arena) TBA
Jan. 5NORTHERN ILLINOIS*TBA
Jan. 8At Kent State* TBA
Jan. 12CENTRAL MICHIGAN* TBA
Jan. 15At Buffalo* TBA
Jan. 19At Eastern Michigan* TBA
Jan. 22OHIO*TBA
Jan. 26WESTERN MICHIGAN* TBA
Jan. 30AKRON* TBA
Feb. 3At Toledo* TBA
Feb. 5BUFFALO* TBA
Feb. 9At Ball State* TBA
Feb. 12At Ohio* TBA
Feb. 15MARSHALL*TBA
Feb. 19ESPN BRACKET BUSTERTBA
Feb. 23At Akron* TBA
Feb. 27At Bowling Green* TBA
March 2KENT STATE* TBA
March 5At Marshall* TBA
March 7MAC Tournament TBA
March 10MAC Tournament TBA
March 11MAC Tournament TBA
March 12MAC Tournament TBA
*MAC games

Miami women's schedule

2004-2005

Nov. 10OHIO LEGENDS (exh.)TBA
Nov. 19INDIANA STATE (DH)TBA
Nov. 23CHICAGO STATETBA
Nov. 26vs. Appalachian State$ TBA
Nov. 27vs. Eastern Kentucky or Florida State$ TBA
Dec. 1At Wright StateTBA
Dec. 4VANDERBILTTBA
Dec. 8At ButlerTBA
Dec. 11At ValparaisoTBA
Dec. 18At Seton HallTBA
Dec. 20At Manhattan CollegeTBA
Dec. 31MISSOURITBA
Jan. 5At Marshall*TBA
Jan. 8OHIO*TBA
Jan. 12Buffalo*TBA
Jan. 19At Bowling Green*TBA
Jan. 22TOLEDO (DH)*TBA
Jan. 26At Akron*TBA
Jan. 29At Ball State*TBA
Feb. 2CENTRAL MICHIGAN*TBA
Feb. 5MARSHALL (DH)*TBA
Feb. 9AKRON*TBA
Feb. 12At Northern Illinois*TBA
Feb. 16EASTERN MICHIGAN*TBA
Feb. 19At Western Michigan*TBA
Feb. 23BUFFALO*TBA
Feb. 26KENT STATE*TBA
March 1At Ohio*TBA
March 5MAC Tournament TBA
March 9MAC Tournament TBA
March 11MAC Tournament TBA
March 12MAC Tournament TBA

$ Seminole Classic

*MAC games

NASCAR

NEXTEL CUP ROOKIE: Craftsman Truck star Carl Edwards got his first laps in a Nextel Cup car Tuesday at Kentucky Speedway and pronounced the experience "awesome."

"Until today, I didn't know what to think," said Edwards, who will replace Jeff Burton in Roush Racing's No. 99 Ford, beginning with Sunday's race at Michigan International Speedway.

"I hadn't driven one of these. After driving it, I think it's going to be awesome. It feels a lot like the truck."

Burton, who has been with Roush Racing for nine seasons and was racing this year without a primary sponsor, informed team owner Jack Roush that he is moving to Richard Childress Racing to drive the No. 30 Chevrolet, previously driven this season by rookie Johnny Sauter and Dave Blaney.

For Edwards, who has been touted by Roush as the likely successor for Mark Martin in the No. 6 Ford when Martin eventually retires, the move is a big step.

Golf

U.S. AMATEUR: Two-time U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Ryan Moore, 21, earned medalist honors at 1-under-par 139 after 36 holes of stroke play at the U.S. Am at Winged Foot Golf Club.

Cincinnatian Kevin Hall also qualified for the 64-player match play from a field of 312. Hall, the Big Ten champion from Ohio State, shot a 7-over 147.

Jurisprudence

WILLIAMS SURRENDERS: Former Olympic boxer Ricardo Williams turned himself in to authorities Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to drug conspiracy charges.

Williams, winner of a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics, is accused of plotting with two other men to smuggle cocaine into Cincinnati.

The other men, Dorian Broadnax and Marshall Frank Martinez, face the same charges. They were arrested Aug. 6 in Cincinnati attempting to receive a package containing cocaine, federal prosecutors say.

Williams, 23, surrendered to U.S. Marshals in Dayton and entered his not guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati. He was released on $50,000 bond. If convicted, Williams faces 10 years to life in prison.

Etc.

ENDURANCE RACE: About 500 endurance athletes will compete in the Great Buckeye Challenge at Caesar Creek Lake in Waynesville Sunday. The event is a half-Ironman-distance triathlon and long-distance duathlon. USA Triathlon has selected this event to serve as the 2004-05 Duathlon National Long Course Championship and a qualifier for the 2004-2005 Long Course World Duathlon Championship.




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