SPORTS NEWS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001|
| PULFER: Xavier's lesson in real game |
It's 8 a.m. on a school day. Students are moving lazily around the cafeteria in the handsome new Cintas Center at Xavier University. Sara Bachus makes her loose-limbed way to the table. No juice, thanks. She had breakfast a long time ago. She has been lifting free weights since 6:30.
Elder RB: 16 TDs, age 15|
Bradley Glatthaar was a shy, unknown sophomore when he reported for Elder's first football practice Aug.6. He remains shy but is now a hero to Panthers fans.
Mooney makes rite of passage
Marty Mooney is bright and engaging and has grown into a consummate leader on the football field. But when you ask folks at St. Xavier High School about Mooney, the first thing they talk about is his powerful right arm.
Oklahoma State battling injuries
Eddie Sutton, in his 12th year as coach at Oklahoma State, has never had a team so experienced and deep to start a season. But he sure figured his 18th-ranked Cowboys would be further along when the regular season was about to tip off. That's Friday night against the University of Cincinnati on ESPN.
Two high school players signed national letters of intent Wednesday to attend the University of Cincinnati: Eric Hicks, a 6-foot-6 forward from Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley High School, and Armein Kirkland, a 6-8 guard from Lee High School in Tyler, Texas.
The Musketeers completed their recruiting in September, filling a five-man class in Thad Matta's first recruiting campaign.
A leading candidate for Kentucky's Mr. Basketball honor, one of Canada's finest and the MVP of the 2001 National Junior College Championship team have signed national letters of intent to play college basketball at Kentucky.
Miami is awaiting signed letters from two verbal commitments: Josh Hausfeld, a 6-3 guard from Roger Bacon and John Morningstar, a 6-10 forward from Elkhart (Ind.) Concord High.
Area college volleyball
The NKU Norse (27-4) meet Northern Michigan (22-9) at 7:30 p.m. today in the first round of the Division II Great Lakes Region tournament at Allendale, Mich. NKU, the fourth seed, has won 23 straight matches its last loss was to Northern Michigan on Sept.8.
Chad Johnson practiced Wednesday and could be cleared to play Sunday against Tennessee.
Browns' offense in reverse
BEREA, Ohio They're 4-4. Competitive. And, for the first time in three years, the Cleveland Browns aren't counting down the days until the season ends.
INDIANAPOLIS Peyton Manning's teammates couldn't tell the difference Wednesday at practice.
Louisville seeking first 10-win season
GREENVILLE, N.C. Dave Ragone's gamble on Louisville has paid off. The junior turned down Pittsburgh and Purdue to come to a program in 1998 that had posted a 1-10 record and knowing he would likely have to play behind record-setting quarterback Chris Redman.
Cooper interested in coaching Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan. Former Ohio State football coach John Cooper says he would be interested in the vacant coaching job at Kansas but has not been contacted by the school, where he was an assistant coach for five years.
Indiana QB's jersey sent to Hall of Fame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. The jersey worn by Indiana's Antwaan Randle El, who last week set a Division I-A record for career yards rushing by a quarterback, has been put on display at the College Football Hall of Fame.
WKU asked to face Cats
LEXINGTON Western Kentucky coach Dennis Felton had only one request before agreeing to play in the season-opening NABC Classic at Rupp Arena: He wanted to take on the tournament's host team.
College basketball roundup
SYRACUSE, N.Y. DeShaun Williams had 25 points and Kueth Duany had career highs with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Orangemen in the quarterfinals of the Preseason NIT. Syracuse (2-0) will play Michigan State in the semifinals Nov.21.
CLEVELAND Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points, Michael Finley added 22 and the Dallas Mavericks cruised to a 107-94 win Wednesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were blown out for the fourth straight time at home.
NEW YORK Eric Lindros made up for some early jitters in his first game against his former Philadelphia Flyers teammates, scoring the New York Rangers' first goal in a 4-2 victory Wednesday night.
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