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Archive for Monday, April 24, 1995

IOWA STATE WILL INSTALL GRASS FIELD

April 24, 1995

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Notes and quotes while wondering how many fans will troop into Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday afternoon for the Royals' season opener ...

Oklahoma went to a grass football field last season, Missouri will have a grass surface this fall and now Iowa State has announced it will tear out the artificial turf at Cyclone Stadium and install grass in time for the 1996 campaign ...

Missouri athletic director Joe Castiglione, referring to the Tigers' 20-38-3 record on artificial turf, said it to the Columbia Tribune. "Somebody said we ought to cut up the Omniturf and sell it in small packages, and I said, 'To who?' Why would you want to remember anything that happened on it." ...

No Way to Sell Season Tickets Dept. -- In Oklahoma State's spring football game, the Orange blanked the White, 15-0. Not a single touchdown was scored. Lawson Vaughn kicked five field goals ...

American League president Gene Budig is probably packing his suticase today. The former Kansas chancellor plans to be in Boston on Opening Day, then travel to Texas on Thursday and to Kansas City on Friday ...

NBA superscout Marty Blake, talking about the June draft, said it. "Hey, everybody is looking for players and they don't care where they get them. If Charles Manson got out and could play center, someone would sign him and say, 'He just had a couple of bad years.'" ...

Normally, the Antlers show up only at Missouri basketball games, but with Oklahoma and two-sport athlete Ryan Minor in town for a baseball series last week the Antlers showed up to heckle the Big Eight player of the year. Minor had the last laugh. The Sooners' first baseman homered, singled and walked twice ...

Can you name the last Kansas football assistant who left to become a head coach at another school? The answer is Mike Mahoney. In 1986, Mahoney was Bob Valesente's defensive line coach. In 1987, Mahoney was head coach at Murray State ...

Kansas basketball signee Ryan Robertson joined some select company when the St. Louis Post-Dispatch named him Metro Player of the Year. Past winners include LaPhonso Ellis, Cuonzo Martin and Kelly Thames ...

NFL Draft Trivia: Denver quarterback John Elway acquired another car dealership last month. He now has more automobile franchises (7) than the Broncos had draft picks (6) ...

Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton, talking about the Cowboys' trip to the NCAA Final Four, said it. "Surprisingly, there were a lot of nice letters from fans in the Big Eight, probably more from Kansas than anywhere else. A lot of Jayhawk fans congratulated the team." ...

Pitcher Roger McDowell, asked if he had any other teams pursuing him after signing a $500,000 contract with Texas last week, said it. "Chico's Bail Bonds and Sterling Mortgage." ...

Nebraska staged a love-in for its national football championship team on Friday night at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln. An estimated 40,000 people paid $2 apiece -- the money went to the school library -- to watch season highlights on the stadium's large screens and to see each player receive his championship ring ...

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