Archive for Monday, September 11, 1995

KU ACTUALLY RANKS 29TH ON $$$ LIST

September 11, 1995

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Notes and quotes while wondering if it's meaningless that Kansas and Kansas State scored 23 points against Cincinnati on successive football Saturdays ...

KU officials were shocked when they read that Birmingham News report last week that listed the school No. 9 nationally in expenditures for athletics. Later the Alabama newspaper issued a correction, blaming a faulty entry in a computer database. Kansas actually ranks 29th with a budget of about $13 million ...

Missouri golf coach Richard Poe, asked about former Kansas golfer Matt Gogel, said it. "I'd bet even money on him making the (PGA) tour ... Some guys are just really good players and focused, and you feel like they're a sure bet." ...

Alani Pahulu, the Kansas football player who was banned from playing at Kansas because of a neck injury and lost a suit seeking reinstatement, was featured in Sports Illustrated. Pahulu played defensive tackle for Southern Utah last weekend and made four stops ...

Tim McKyer, Carolina Cougars cornerback, asked about the surprising release of oft-injured running back Barry Foster, said it. "You can't make the club from the tub." ...

Those of you keeping track of Gene Budig's autographed baseball collection might be interested to know that Bill Clinton is the latest entry. Budig obtained the President's signature last Wednesday night during the Cal Ripken lovefest ...

If you think the Royals have made a bunch of players moves, consider that their Triple-A farm club in Omaha made 150 roster moves during a 152-day regular season. Omaha had a record 65 different players on its roster. KC's Double-A club in Wichita, by way of contrast, made 71 roster moves ...

Suddenly, Oklahoma State is a short basketball team. John Nelson, a 6-foot-11 sophomore who was expected to be a major contributor in the post-Bryant Reeves era, left school last week and announced he was quitting the sport. Now OSU coach Eddie Sutton doesn't have anyone taller than 6-8 and only nine players on scholarship ...

Kansas State's Bill Snyder lasted one week as a voter in the USA Today-CNN poll. "I resigned my spot because I didn't know why I was doing it to begin with," Snyder told the Manhattan Mercury ...

Kansas rookie Gerald McBurrows has been inactive on the St. Louis Rams roster for the last two Sundays because of a knee injury. Meanwhile, guard Keith Loneker, the other former Jayhawk with St. Louis, has announced he'll have a Rams logo tattooed on his right calf in October. Loneker has a Jayhawk etched on his left calf ...

Phillies' infielder Gregg Jefferies said it after he witnessed his wife Melanie give birth to their daughter. "The doctor asked me if I wanted to catch the baby and I said, 'Obviously you haven't seen me play defense.'" ...

Nye Lavalle, chairman of the Sports Marketing Group, said it. "Stadiums and arenas used to be more democratic gathering places. You didn't have to be rich to go to a football game, or basketball or hockey. Now the only affordable major sport is baseball, and the owners don't even have the sense to promote it that way." ...

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