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Archive for Sunday, January 12, 1992

WOODLING SUNDAY COLUMN

January 12, 1992

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Notes and quotes. . . Notes and quotes while wondering if Mickey Mouse was ever on hand for any of the Mickey Mouse legislation voted on during last week's NCAA convention in Anaheim. . .

Ricky Ross, a former Wichita prep standout who began his college career at Kansas, was waived last week by the Wichita Outlaws of the Global Basketball Assn. Ross, now 30, played in 15 games before a chronic back injury flared up. . .

New York Jets coach Bruce Coslet, talking about his offseason plans to develop quarterback Browning Nagle, said it: ``Nothing special. I'm building an extra bedroom behind my garage.''. . .

Colorado has a new nickname for the Coors Events Center, its basketball arena. They're calling it the Foam Dome. Get it?. . .

CHIEFS COACH Marty Schottenheimer, asked about quarterback Mike Elkins, a bust after KC took him in the second round of the 1989 draft, said it. "Mike had a problem throwing the ball accurately with any consistency.". . .

Missouri will be the first of four ESPN Big Monday appearances for Kansas, and the only one on the road. The other three KU Big Monday appearances against Kansas State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will be in Allen Fieldhouse. . .

Orlando general manager Pat Williams said it during the Magic's 17-game losing streak. "We can't win at home and we can't win on the road. My problem as general manager is I can't think of another place to play.". . .

How many miles does a head football coach log on the sidelines during a game? At San Diego State, they put a pedometer on Al Luginbill. His longest journey was 2.53 miles in a 42-32 win over Colorado State. . .

JIM MORA JR., asked about his plans after being fired as the San Diego Chargers' secondary coach, said it. "I'll do what every coach does. I'll go to the Senior Bowl, walk around the sidelines and grovel for a while.". . .

Last time I looked the Yakima Sun Kings were 1-25, had lost 19 CBA games in a row and had just hired their third coach, former NBA forward Robert Reid. Three years ago, they were the Topeka Sizzlers. . .

Nebraska's Danny Nee, asked about the Huskers being ignored by the basketball polls despite an 11-1 start, said it. "I think we're chugging along just fine. I'd like them (poll voters) to notice us about Feb. 15.". . .

What's the significance of the Ohio State-Bowling Green football game next Sept. 12? It'll be the Buckeyes' first game against another Ohio school in 58 years. . .

Quebec Nordiques coach Pierre Page, asked about underachieving defenseman Bryan Fogarty, said it. "He's like the planet Jupiter. We know he's out there, but we're not sure what he's doing.". . .

LAWRENCE HIGH'S Michael Cosey still hasn't scheduled any football recruiting trips. The two-time consensus all-state running back has taken the ACT once and will reportedly take it again. . .

Missouri's Norm Stewart, spinning an anecdote about an MU player's car catching fire, said it. "He called us and wanted to know if there was anything we could do. We called (the NCAA). . .and found out the only thing we could do, we could go out and we could fan. Anything else we did would have been excessive or extra benefits." . . .

Veteran basketball official Jim Bain has officially retired at age 59. Bain bowed out working the championship game of the Rainbow Classic. He'll still serve as supervisor of officials in the Missouri Valley Conference. . .

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