The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 -- Volume 4, No. 284
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LET THE RIVALRY RESUME
        Call it “The Lost Battle of Ohio.” The new Cleveland Browns and the same old Cincinnati Bengals meet for the first time today in the first game the franchises have played when both are winless.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Top-ranked Elder smothered Moeller and set up a showdown with No. 2 St. Xavier next week. Other big winners: Bellevue over Beechwood, Dixie Heights over Holmes, McNicholas over Purcell Marian, Kings over Ross.
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Sports Headlines for  Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999

P A U L   D A U G H E R T Y   C O L U M N
Fans hang hopes on Akili
        In Swahili, Kabisa Akili Maradu means “power, creativity and intelligence.” Bengals fans wish it meant “capture the owner and hang him upside down by his toes.” You can't have everything.

C O L L E G E   B A S K E T B A L L
Bearcats create national buzz with new talent
        Bob Huggins' back was killing him as he watched the Cincinnati Bearcats run through conditioning drills one recent afternoon, and still he was in a fine mood.
UC Midnight Madness schedule

Spartans must replace center
        Everything appears to be in place for Michigan State. The Spartans have their All-America point guard back, Mateen Cleaves, and five of the top six scorers from their 1999 Final Four team. They have near-universal acclaim as the No. 1 team at the start of the 1999-2000 season.

T I M   S U L L I V A N   C O L U M N
Blocked kick turns boos to cheers for Buckeyes
        COLUMBUS — Brent Johnson's right forearm bore a bright red bruise. His face was a portrait of dumb luck.

C O L L E G E   F O O T B A L L
HOUSTON 23, UC 20
        HOUSTON — Another Conference USA opener, another tough loss for the University of Cincinnati.

Ohio State 25, Purdue 22
        COLUMBUS — On a miserable day, Ohio State may have saved itself from a miserable season.

Miami 45, Bowling Green 31
        BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — The Miami University offense that RedHawks fans know and love was back Saturday.

UK 30, South Carolina 10
        COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kentucky coach Hal Mumme doesn't sugar-coat things, even when his team wins by 20.

Anderson 14, Mount St. Joseph 11
        ANDERSON, Ind. — Anderson snapped a school-record, 16-game losing streak in a 14-11 victory Saturday over Mount St. Joseph in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup.

Wilmington 55, Franklin 6
        At Wilmington — The Quakers dominated the game throughout the first three quarters, scoring 49 unaswered points.

R E D S
Who's the next Vaughn?
        How would Dante Bichette look batting cleanup behind Sean Casey in the Reds' batting order? Or Derek Bell? Or Shane Spencer?

B E N G A L S
Bengals desperate for a win
        The Bengals haven't beaten the Browns since Gov. Bill Clinton tailgated at Riverfront Stadium 48 hours before becoming the 42nd President of the United States.

Rookie QB gives Coslet second chance
        All signs point to the Bengals sticking with coach Bruce Coslet as the team makes the switch to rookie quarterback Akili Smith.

H O C K E Y
Louisville 4, Mighty Ducks 0
        LOUISVILLE — Former Miami University goalie Richard Shulmistra stopped 36 shots to lead the expansion Louisville Panthers to a 4-0 AHL win over the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Saturday at Freedom Hall.

H I G H   S C H O O L S
Elder gains confidence with Fr. Rudy victory
        Bring on La Salle! Where's St. Xavier!
CINCINNATI HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS

No winners in Anderson vs. Anderson
        Finding a winner in the debacle involving the girls tennis team at Anderson High School this past week is impossible.

Basketball practice begins without hoopla
        College basketball celebrates itself this week with Midnight Madness, the ceremonial first practice early Saturday. So how about high school Madness?

Brossart girls win NKAC meet
        TAYLOR MILL — The Bishop Brossart girls cross country team wondered if it would ever beat St.Henry in a Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference meet.
N.KY. HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS

S P O R T S   S P E C I A L S
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
        Get schedules and rosters on 98 Greater Cincinnati and N.Ky. teams, go up-close with Michael Munoz and other top players, and check out our All-Century team.

PETE'S PAIN: LIFE IN EXILE
        The Hit King, banned from baseball 10 years ago, still longs to return.

Flying Pig Marathon
       Kenyans dominate marathon running, so it figured that a Kenyan would win Cincinnati's first Flying Pig Marathon. But it was a hometown runner who brought home the bacon in the women's division. Check out our special coverage, including complete results and a photo gallery.

First bid to lure Olympics one year away
        The people hoping to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Cincinnati have a year to submit their first bid. The Enquirer looks at early plans for staging the Olympics here and some of the problems that must be overcome in the next year.

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