Archive for Saturday, October 21, 1989

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October 21, 1989

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Notes and quotes while wondering if China Basin, the site of San Francisco's proposed new baseball stadium, is on bedrock or on landfill. . .

Danny Manning is not, in case you've been wondering, in the Los Angeles Clippers pre-season camp. The former Kansas All-American has begun individual shooting and running drills under the supervision of a physical therapist. He hopes to return in December or January. . .

Michigan State's Jud Heathcote, proposing an alternate plan for providing a pool of new Big Ten basketball officials, said it. "Go to various penal institutions, and let them out on parole to officiate." . . .

Start saving your money now if you want to accompany the Kansas basketball team to Hawaii. The Jayhawks will play at Hawaii-Loa and BYU-Hawaii in late December of 1990. On the way back, they'll pick up Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. . .

Celtics general manager Red Auerbach, asked by the Wichita Eagle during a visit to the Air Capital if free agent Scooter Barry, the former KU guard, would make the team, said it. "I don't know. If I did know, I wouldn't tell you anyway." . . .

DANNY NEE hasn't set the world on fire as Nebraska's basketball coach, but the school administration is obviously pleased. The Board of Regents awarded him a four-year contract with a one-year rollover clause. They also raised his salary to $90,500. On the flip side, a buy-back clause stipulates Nee must return two-thirds of his salary if he leaves. . .

Arizona State punter and Oklahoma transfer Brad Williams, talking about his days in Norman, said it. "I saw some stuff you wouldn't believe that even the papers didn't have. One day I came out of my room and saw a guy going down the hall waving a sabre and slicing chunks out of doors. And stuff like that was minor." . . .

Alvamar pro Randy Towner finished fourth at the KGA Club Pro championships in Wichita last week. Towner fired a 75-76151 and earned $550. Wichitan Rod Nuckols won it with a 73-71144. . .

Washington State coach Mike Price said it prior to a game with the Stanford Cardinal. "Is that a color we're playing? I thought it was a red bird. But they say it's a color. They're too intellectual for me. I'm just a dumb old football coach. I don't know about the intellectual philosophical stuff of Stanford." . . .

REMEMBER ANTOINE Lewis, the point guard from Brooklyn who signed with Kansas a couple of years ago? Lewis didn't qualify here, went to Hutchinson CC instead, then transferred to a juco in New York State. Later, Lewis signed with Iona. However, he can't play for the Gaels this season because he fell shy of eligibility requirements. . .

George McDowell, an 81-year-old Oklahoma football fan claims he has missed only six OU games home or away in the last 40 years. Asked which games he missed, McDowell said: "They were at Kansas State. I just didn't want to go." . . .

Nebraska may lead the world in uniform numbers retired. The latest jersey headed for mothballs is the No. 22 worn by Stu Lantz. Who's Stu Lantz? He was a fine basketball player for the Huskers in the mid-60s. But retire his jersey? Oh, well. . .

Former Kansas football coach Jack Mitchell, asked what he does now that his son Jackson runs his newspaper and cable TV businesses in Wellington, said it. "I just come in the office every now and then to change the light bulbs." . . .

INJURIES CONTINUE to plague Kansas transfer quarterback Kevin Verdugo at Colorado State. After sitting out five weeks with a shoulder injury, Verdugo returned last week and you guessed it reinjured his shoulder. . .

Nebraska safety Reggie Cooper said it after last week's 50-7 win over Missouri. "We figured this was going to be war. But they came out flat, and we flattened them more." . . .

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