The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on June 5, 1998 · Page 17
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS FRIDAY, JUNES, 1998 C3 V COMPOSITE SPORTS STANDINGS Nebraska retains all-sports crown Winning six conference titles helps Huskers top field with 177 points By The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska's name on an opposing schedule is enough to inspire fear — and some frustration — in athletes throughout the Big 12 Conference. For the second-straight year, Nebraska was solidly atop the Big 12's composite sports standings for 1997-98. "We tell our coaches each year that the goal is to dominate the Big 12 the same way we dominated the Big Eight," Nebraska athletic director Bill Byrne said. Byrne said NU also seeks to be the highest-ranked conference team in the running for the all- sports Sears Directors' Cup, awarded by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. The Cornhuskers finished fourth in 1997. Under a system that awards ,12 points to the league champion, 11 to the runner-up, 10 for third-place and so on, NU scored a Big 12-best 177 points in 21 sports with six conference titles. "We know that other teams want to beat us badly," said Nebraska women's gymnastics coach Dan Kendig, whose team has won five-straight conference championships, the longest streak of any Husker sport. "But we've just given an above-and-beyond performance. We are excited about winning and making Nebraska the . best team in the Big 12." Texas finished second overall T NEBRASKA FOOTBALL "We tell our coaches each year that the goal is to dominate the Big 12 the same way we dominated the Big Eight" Bill Byrne Nebraska athletic director with 154 points. The Longhorns matched Nebraska's six championships. Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Missouri followed UT. In the men's totals, NU beat Oklahoma State 77 to 72, and on the women's side the Huskers topped Texas 100 to 90. Nebraska, which placed first a year ago in the league's initial composite standings, joins Missouri as the only two schools to sponsor each of the 21 conference sports. Kansas State, which finished last in the men's and women's standings, sponsors a league-low 14 sports. NU won titles in football, softball, women's gymnastics, women's swimming and diving, and men's indoor and outdoor track. Texas, which owns a Big 12-best 13 titles to the Huskers' 11 in the two-year history of the conference, won regular-season championships this year in volleyball, women's indoor and outdoor track, men's swimming and diving, men's tennis and women's ' tennis. Evans granted a medical hardship After making impact as a freshman, groin injury sidelined RB last year By KEVIN O'HANLON The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska running back DeAngelo Evans, quarterback Eric Crouch and three other players coming off serious injuries have Been given an extra year of eligibility by the Big 12 Conference. Under NCAA rules, athletes have five years EVANS to complete their four years of eligibility. Many freshmen often sit out of competition, or "redshirt," their first year on campus. A medical hardship wipes out the injury year so it does not count against their eligibility, said Al Papik, senior associate athletic director at Nebraska. Evans was the Cornhuskers' second-leading leading rusher (776 yards) in 1996 as a true freshman. He suffered a groin injury that kept him out of practice and competition for 16 months. The ruling means Evans, who would have been a junior this fall, will be counted as a sophomore in terms of eligibility. "We won't have to count the '97 season as one of his four seasons of competition," Papik said Thursday. The Big 12 ruling still must be submitted to the NCAA for approval. Papik said he did not foresee any problems with NCAA approval. Evans shared the top I-back position for the Cornhuskers coming out of spring practice. Others listed as co-No. 1 were Correll Buckhalter and Dan Alexander. The trio will compete for the starting spot in fall practice, coach Frank Soli.ch said. Crouch, who had injuries to an ankle and nerve damage to a calf last season as a freshman, will again be listed as a freshman in terms of eligibility. The former Millard North High School all-stater from Omaha came out of spring drills listed No. 2 and is expected to challenge Bobby Newcombe for the starting job this fall. 23 MAYTAG 23 MAYTAG Extra Large Capacity Washer Diyn FREE 100 Loads of Wisk Heavy Duty Large Capacity Laundry Pal Capacity ™» <<? \Vhtffpdol Washers Dryer Washer Super 32 2 Speed 10 Cycle WSR21 Dryer Large Capacity 2 Cycle DVLR223 KltchenAld, "Built To last" weto Oryir Why The Peoples Choice? In Ten Years This Pair Saves Enough Time, Money, I Energy ToPayFotllsell! Giant Capacity Laundry Pair Washer Dryer Large Capacity SUck Laundry Pair cOPLES CHO/Cfc 135 Lb. Capacity Freezer I 25.5 Sq. Ft. 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Blackwell, 22, of Eureka, Mo., averaged 6.7 yards a carry during his college career. In 36 career games, including*!! starts, he ran for 1,340 yards and scored 13 touchdowns on 198 rushing attempts. K-State relief pitcher Silva leaving team MANHATTAN — Andy Silva, the junior relief pitcher who led the Big 12 with eight saves this past season, is leaving the Kansas State team because of academic reasons. Silva transferred to Kansas State from South Gate (Calif.) Harbor Community College. Third baseman Sterling Bullock, another junior college transfer who did not play this season, has also left the team. OU-OSU series may fall on Thanksgiving week OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma and Oklahoma State could soon start another tradition for SANSUI A o» TV/VCR 10 COMBO • Cable Ready • Built In VCR • Remote Control •SCOM1312 $198 ~* •UnlTUIkflhttttMil.-.'fe.i*. the Thanksgiving holiday — closing out the regular season against each other. "It's one of those games, quite frankly, that if you play in mid- season, someone is going to leave the stadium a downer," said Oklahoma State athletic director Terry Don Phillips. "If you can move it back to the last week of the season, because of the natural rivalry, it's something people can anticipate and build up to during the year." "We think it could be a way to f ate even more pageantry with Bedlam Series," said Okla- na athletic director Joe Gastiglione. They have come up with three days during the Thanksgiving week and hope to begin the plan in 1999. The Big 12 has proposed having the two schools start of the 1999 season against each other. But neither athletic director likes that idea. 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