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F I DSSportS THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Friday, July 9, 1993 Top talent at The Shoe or tournament format BY JOHN I AY The Cincinnati Enquirer The Krider Camp is now the Krider Cup. The annual prep basketball recruiting showcase at the University of Cincinnati is back this year. But in accordance with NCAA rules, Krider Ail-American Basketball Camp has gone from a camp to a tournament format. "If you're on a Division I campus, it can't be a camp now," said Bobby Kortsen, co-director of the tournament. "There can be no instruction." The camp, or cup, still attracts some of the top high school players in the nation. The camp is named for Dave Krider, consulting high school sports editor of USA Today. The idea is to showcase the top talent for college coaches. But under new NCAA rules, coaches can only attend camps certified by the NCAA. The NCAA will certify camps which pay transportation costs and room and board for athletes. The top camps Krider, Nike, Five Star went to the tournament format to get around the rule. The games at UC start at 7:30 tonight. Kortsen expects to draw COLLEGE BASKETBALL about 425 players, down from 590 a year ago. "But I think the talent is as good or better than last year," Krider said. The players will be divided into 36 teams and play 11 games in a pool, followed by a single-elimination tournament. Games will run from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The tournament starts Tuesday at 8 a.m. Games are free and open to the public. Among the top players expected: Felipe Lopez, a 6-foot-5 guard from New York, considered among the top 25 players in the country as a junior; Danny Fortson, 6-9 power forward from Pittsburgh; Michael Spruell, a 6-1 point guard from Albany, Ga.; Bobby Brannen, a 6-9 forward from Moeller High; and Brien Hanley, the top player from Indiana. Kortsen said this is likely to be the last year for the camp at UC. He hopes to move it closer to his home base of Columbus next year. Fogelson AD candidate at 'Nova BY MICHAEL PERRY The Cincinnati Enquirer Xavier athletic director Jeff Fogelson is among more than nine candidates for the vacant athletic director's job at Villanova University. Fogelson confirmed Thursday that he interviewed last week in Philadelphia. "Other than acknowledging' that I interviewed, I just don't feel rieht Jeff Fogelson commenting on that," he said. "It's kind of a funny situation to be in. "I don't know what's going to happen and I don't know when it's going to happen." He said he thought Villanova ir V : h " raj.. v "'Ssjr I -'"ml hoped to fill the position within a month but that "I don't know when the clock started." Ted Aceto, Villanova's AD for the past 19 years, resigned effective June 1 to become athletic director at Florida International University in Miami. An 11 -member search committee was appointed May 5, and interviewing started last week. Rosa Gatti, head of the committee, could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Jim DeLorenzo, Villanova's sports information director, said there are more than nine candidates for the position, none from within the university. Fogelson has been athletic director at XU since 1983. A native of Newton, N.J., he graduated from Lafayette College in East on, Pa., and worked nine years at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., before coming to Xavier. M "w'.JSW . .... The Cincinnati EnquirerPhaedra Singelis Seth Dimling, a former St. Xavier star, returns a shot in his first-round victory Thursday. imling tunes up for fall Bowling Green walk-on breezes through first-round match BY DAVE SCHUTTE Enquirer Contributor Snubbed by the Division I college tennis coaches following a successful career at St. Xavier, Seth Dimling decided to gamble. Rather than play for a Division III school, Dimling elected to try out for the Bowling Green University tennis team last fall as a walk-on though Falcons coach Dave Morin discouraged the move. The strategy paid off. Dimling was awarded a partial scholarship late in the season and has now set his sights on winning a starting position in September. To get ready for the college season, Dimling entered the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan Tennis Tournament at Lunken Airport. Dimling proved to be in top form Thursday night, defeating Don Monich 6-2, 6-1, in a first-round match. "I'm playing in as many tournaments as possible this summer to get in top shape," Dimling said. "Only one starter from the college team graduated and it could be tough earning a starting position." During the months before school started last August, Dimling called Morin three or four times a week to remind him that he would be trying out for the team. "Coach Morin was also a walk-on at Minnesota and he eventually earned a starting position," Dimling said. "I know he appreciates how hard I've worked to make it." Dimling plays Saturday against David Russell, the No. 4 seeded player. Ward returns to tourney in style After suffering severe leg cramps two years ago during a match against Dan Wolf, 29-year-old Todd Ward decided to skip the 1992 Met. But, in what Ward termed "a brief moment of Met tennis results At Lunken Playfield First-round singles Raque d. Kahmann 6-1, 6-0; Davis d. Haigh 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 retired; Ben Blemker d. Grannen 6-7, 6-0, 6-1; P. Cole d. Stewart 6-1, 6-1; Duser d. Hill default; Brock d. Norris 6-1, 6-0. Thatcher d. Vandenberg 7-6 (7-0), 7-5; Ward d. Highsmith 6-0, 6-2; Alpert d. Gilkey 6-0, 6-1; Schubert d. Sutto 6-2, 6-0; Tieger d. Levy 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Bonnen d. Davis 6-0, 6-1. Montgomery d. Berry default; Toth d. Damon 6-0, 6-1; Foster d. Lamy 6-1, 6-1; Stemberger d. Yarrell default; Dimling d. Monich 6-1, 6-1. Russell d. Geis 6-0, 6-0; Schmidt d. Vuono 6-0, 6-4; Nester d. Sanders 6-0, 6-0; Dan Wolf d. Dunbar 6-1, 6-1. insanity," the Cincinnati Country Club tennis professional decided to give it another try this year. Ward was more than impressive in eliminating Andy Highsmith, 6-0, 6-2, Thursday night. "On any given day, I could beat anyone in this tournament except Jeff Wolf," Ward said. Ward's experience was a factor in the match against a younger opponent. He consistently took speed off the ball, keeping Highsmith off balance. "When I was younger, I liked to hit the ball hard and play a fast-paced game," Ward said. "That's why I went to this strategy tonight." Ward advances to the second round. He faces Chris Thatcher, a winner over Mark Vandenberg, on Saturday. Top seed Wolf meets Damman tonight Action resumes tonight with 16 second-round matches, all starting at 6 p.m.. No. 1 seed Jeff Wolf takes on Derrick Damman in a second-round match. HORSE RACING Local tracks competing Labor Day BY JACK MURRAY The Cincinnati Enquirer Turfway Park, in Northern Kentucky, and Cincinnati's River Downs, located 14 miles apart, are breaking tradition and overlapping live horse racing during Labor Day weekend. "It's not going to help us," RD General Manager Jack Hanessian said. "I don't know what they are trying to accomplish, but it's something I have no control over." River Downs annually closes its spring-summer thoroughbred meeting on Labor Day with the $200,000 Miller High Life Cradle Stakes for 2-year-olds. This year, instead of waiting until RD closes, Turfway will begin its fall meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. The Florence oval also will race Sunday (7 p.m.), Sept. 5, and Monday (1:30 p.m.), Sept. 6. Turfway's holiday feature will be the inaugural $100,000 Summer Squall Stakes for 3-year-old sprinters. Turfway Park spokesman Damon Thayer said the overlap was not aimed at hurting River Downs. "The decision was made solely in context of Kentucky racing," Thayer said. "We wanted to be a part of the Labor Day weekend, just as Churchill Downs wanted to be a part of the Fourth of July weekend. Both Turfway and Churchill (Louisville) got cooperation from Ellis Park (Henderson)." On Sept. 4 and 5, Turfway will continue its InterTrack Wagering setup with Ellis Park during the afternoon. But on Labor Day, Turfway and Ellis will blend their programs, similar to the 7-and-7 format River Downs and Thistledown have been employing this summer. "The only day we will be going head-to-head with (RD) in live racing will be Labor Day," Thayer said. "There was no malice intended to go against River Downs." , Thayer didn't foresee a problem rounding up enough horses, patrons and mutuel clerks to meet the demand. ; The Turfway meet ends Oct. 8. Men's Final Four here 'not possible' BY TEDDY GREENSTEIN The Cincinnati Enquirer ; Don Schumacher, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati .Sports & Events Commission, likes '. to think big. But he is also a realist. Even though Cincinnati has been awarded the Division I ice hockey championships in 1996 and 'the woman's basketball Final Four in 1997, the men's Final Four is .not on the horizon. "We're not Indianapolis," Schumacher said. "We're not going to search for events that we don't have the facilities to host." Epps ruling anticipated l Knight-Rickler Newspapers ; LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky basketball recruit 'Anthony Epps could be declared , ineligible as early as this week. An "NCAA official said Wednesday there is precedent for such a ruling because members of a three-on- " three team Epps played on accepted a cash prize for winning a ; tournament July 3. I But John Bostick, UK's assistant - director of athletics for compliance, said Wednesday that even if the NCAA declares the former . Marion County High School guard ; ineligible, he expects Epps' eligibility would be restored when UK appeals the decision. Questions about Epps' eligibility ; arose when WAVE-TV in Louisville reported Tuesday that Epps ; and Ma don County teammate Mi- chael Douglas, a Kentucky State signee, had played on the winning ; team in a tournament in Raywick, in Marion County. The first-place ; prize was $125. Epps said neither he nor Doug-- las received any of the winnings. Their teammate in the tourna-ment, Charlie Lampley, confirmed ,s that Wednesday morning. I "They (tournament officials) gave all the money to me," Lam-I pley said. "I gave a fourth of it to the other boy (Dale Brussell) who I played and I kept the rest. Mike and Anthony knew ahead of time J what the deal was. They knew they I couldn't get any of the money (or risk losing their eligibility)." Bob Oliver, director of legislative services at the NCAA, said the fact that Epps and Douglas may not have received money themselves did not ensure their eligibility. That includes the men's Final Four, which Schumacher said "is not possible because we don't have a facility. It is not a dreamable dream." Schumacher said the committee has its sights set on several other events: The 1997 AAU Junior Olympics: The annual summer event would bring almost 10,000 young athletes to compete in 15 sports. This year the event is in Knoxville, Tenn. Gymnastics: On the heels of the 1991 national championships in Cincinnati, the committee is bidding for international dual meets before the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, i College ice hockey: Schumacher said that several college games will be played at Riverfront Coliseum, beginning with Miami and Notre Dame in November. Cincinnati may also play host to regional championships in 1995 to prepare for 1996. 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