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DAMP WITHE, ExEcrrrvE Sports Editor, 515-284-8130 Harlan Girls No. 1 With five starters returning, Harlan starts the season top-ranked in six-player girls' basketball Page4D November 29, 1992, Section tk. r Football Fouis Oddball plays such as the 'fumblerooski'and other strange events fiave spiced the college seasoit PagellD! UJU Dcs Utoiiuo Sunbaij Bjisttr I " " w.M.mi ... mu.inm u mum H - H ; L-i.. ..... m...M!.A - v.. -i Marc Hansen Thanksgiving table scraps irst impressions, second guesses, third helpings and other table scraps left over from the Thanksgiving sports platter. The Colorado Rockies look strikingly similar to the Denver Zephyrs, only younger and less experienced. A true freshman playing for the Iowa football team is only slightly more common than measles in a hen house. (Where have you gone, Larry Station?) Watching Michael Jordan play golf for his own money would be eternally more fun than watching a group of Little kids' soccer is more entertaining than World Cup games because World Cup players never stop to chase butterflies. ultra-rich pros stuff their already overstuffed pockets with somebody ; else's $500,000 on Thanksgiving weekend. ; Watching Michael Jordan do almost ' anything would be more fun than sit-' ting through another taped telecast of the Skins Game. The most welcome departure in college basketball isn't Jerry Tarkanian leaving Nevada-Las Vegas. It's the six-foul rule leaving the Big East. When Ryan Terry holds onto the football, he looks like the answer to Iowa's running-game inconsistencies. Fred Hoiberg, the "Mayor of Ames," will probably never take enough shots. Irony I: Two of the most memorable football games in Iowa college history, Iowa State vs. Kansas and Iowa State vs. Nebraska, were played this season at Cyclone Stadium home nonetheless of shrinking season ticket sales. Irony II: Iowa football players will remember playing and, yes, losing to Miami of Florida with greater detail and deference than they would remember 20 victories against Northern Illinois. When Neil Young sang it's better to burn out than it is to rust, he wasn't sending a warning out to Willie Guy, Mike Ditka may be in need of counseling, but the NFC Central Division will be duller than dental floss, un-waxed, without him. When Ditka finally does leave town, the Bears must hire Buddy Ryan to replace him. Has Martin Jischke, the Iowa State president, congratulated Jim Walden, the Iowa State football coach, on the school's victory against Nebraska? If he has, were his congratulations sincere? Danny Tartabull, the best available player not taken in the expansion HANSEN Please turn to Page 12D Defense preserves a 1714 victory in the first round of the Division I-AA playoffs. The Panthers next meet McNeese State. By DAN McCOOL Rroister Correspondent Cedar Falls, la. Northern Iowa's football team showed its resilience once again Saturday night. The Panthers, ranked third in Division I-A A, scored all of their points in the first half and rode the coattails of a tough, if not overworked, defensive unit for a 17-14 victory against 14th-ranked Eastern Washington in a first-round playoff game at the UNI-Dome. It was Northern Iowa's 24th consecutive victory at home, this one in front of 13,149, Northern Iowa's largest home crowd for a playoff game. Eastern Washington kicker Alex Lacson's attempt at a 49-yard, game-tying field goal sailed wide left as time expired. "We dodged a bullet," Northern Iowa Coach Terry Allen said. "We had all the things to have us get upset. When you get in the playoffs, not only do you have to be good but you have to be lucky on occasion. "We were lucky tonight, but we were still the better team." The final play was similar to Northern Iowa's 27-26 victory against Idaho, in which Idaho's long field-goal attempt fell short. The Panthers will play host to No. 1 1 McNeese State (a 23-20 victor over No. 5 Idaho) in a quarterfinal-round game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Northern Iowa (11-1) had troubles in the second half. The Panthers punted away all eight second-half possessions after leading, 17-7, at intermission. Jay Johnson completed three of 14 passes for 90 yards in the second half after completing 10 of 12 in the opening half. The Panthers gained 98 yards in the second half, including 8 rushing yards in 17 attempts. Eastern Washington lived up to its billing UNI Please turn to Page 3D r:: ' ... - -J? .:4 :yy,:'-Myyy,.. iyy-: . H h -rvy; r i . - I! ( , .r, hV'-f.-'":i y '. 11 f J i r '-'' ":' " ' i': - - f ' T 1 II J'V V I ..a ii. .. l I: BILL NEIHERGALVTllE RjX)lffTIII Kenny Shedd of Northern Iowa makes a touchdown reception ahead of Lavon Major of Eastern Washington during Saturday's game, La Crosse takes air out of Central's playoff bid By DAVE ST0CKDALE Register Stake Writer Ames, la. Central's football season ended Saturday on artificial turf amid a flurry of Wisconsin-La Crosse passes. Jason Gonnion passed for a career-high 397 yards to lead Wisconsin State Universities Con ference champion Wisconsin-La Crosse to a 34-9 victory in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. The game was moved from Pel-la because Central's Kuyper Field couldn't be cleared of snow that fell at midweek. The conditions suited Gonnion, who completed 23 of 36 passes for three touchdowns and no interceptions. There was virtually no wind at a stadium that often resembles a wind tunnel. Iowa State Coach Jim Walden installed a running offense this season, saying the frequent wind ruins passing. "I know it can be tough to throw in wind," Gonnion said. "But today was good and we have receivers who can catch it and run with it. I think Central's plan was to blitz me but our offensive line met the challenge." Jason Janke, who had touchdown receptions of 4 and 26 yards, had 12 receptions for 175 yards. Derek Schaefer, who caught a 1-yard touchdown pass, had five catches for 65 yards. While Wisconsin-La Crosse's CENTRAL Please turn to 3D Big Games on TV Iowa, ISU hope they don't go down the tubes By RICK BROWN Register Staef Writer Duke has won the past two NCAA basketball championships. The Blue Devils have bounced Iowa from the tournament in each of those seasons. Iowa gets another crack at the Blue Devils this season, Jan. 16 in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. The game will be televised on CBS. "I think the further your institution or your state is from the main markets in terms of talent or media attention, the more important the exposure is," Iowa Coach Tom Davis said. "There's a direct correlation. When you hear a coach say he doesn't care about television, he's usually on top of the mother lode. There's either real good talent not far away, or it's a great institution that year in and year out attracts a great amount of talent." Duke is rated third in the Associated Press poll. Michigan is No. 1. Iowa State plays the Wolverines on Dec. 19 in the Palace at Auburn Hills, Mich., in a game to be televised nationally on ESPN. "Any time we're on television, it's a good deal," Iowa State Coach Johnny Orr said. The Cyclones also are scheduled to appear on ESPN against Oklahoma State on Jan. 14 and Kansas on Feb. 22. Iowa appears nationally on CBS against Michigan Jan. 31 and possibly against Illinois March 14. The Hawkeyes appear on ESPN at Michigan State on Jan. 28, against Ohio State on Feb. 16 and at Michigan on March 2. ESPN has been a savior for programs like Iowa State and Iowa, schools without a high level of local talent and far from major televi sion markets. National television gives recruiting a boost. Prospects can watch and see the arena, the talent, the style of play and the support. Last season, Iowa beat Michigan State on ESPN, 77-63. The next day, Fred Brown Jr. of Mercer Island, Wash., committed to Iowa. Orr was amazed at the exposure his team received from playing in last year's NCAA East Regional in Wooster, Mass. When he went to Maine to recruit Jason Kimbrough at Maine Central Institute this fall, a lot of people knew the names of the Iowa State players. Both Iowa State and Iowa take the risk of being thrashed on national television. But it's a chance they're willing to take. . - "We're playing at Michigan be cause I wanted to play at MichH gan, urr said. I tninK we can De1 competitive. If we play well, it will., do us a lot of good. But we'll gain nothing if we get bombed. That's the challenge." , ;. Iowa also will get a return visit ' from Duke, probably during the 1993-94 season. ' A LOOK at other big games: 8D REGISTER HIGH SCHOOL reporter Susan Harman't complete all-state selections: Page SD vv---' - ' '"1 ELITE OFFENSES I " "" ' f ?-y, fS A . i j f-;' hi - , Nk . J r f - r- n i ; 4 yu sci r- V zn v-- 1 I f i ..l.i... j , I tt...q..J i fl 1 H-iti imnTrt1fTn-..i.'j I . im.r . I - j. . l,,,,...,,., , , immimm l., END END ALfiNZO CLAYTON TYLER TRYOM ED KACHIN st FortOodge " Ar-We-Va (Westside) Newton Bettendorf 6-2. T70.V-, ' ' 6-2. 185, Sr. 6-8, 250. Sr. J . 6-7, 250, Sr. LINEMAN ' LINEMAN ED KACHIN v'tOSET RYAN LINEMAN ' . LINFMAN LINEMAN .... OUARTERBACK MATT RAHFALDT KlfiR THORNTON CKRISCLATP CHAD GRIFFITH Ames , ," Madrid : Cedar Falls W.D.M. Valley 6-4, 250, Sn :. ' 6-3. 215, Sr. 6-5..25J,5r. : ' 6-10. 190. Sr. RUNNING BACK RUNNING BACK TAVIAN BANKS TIM DWICHT Bettendorf - Iowa City High 5-11. 180. Sr. 5-9, 167. Jr. ELITE DEFENSE rr - A ' RUNNING BACK . PLACE-KICKER CHAD SHUFF ' CHAD FOLLAND Le Mars Central Decatur 6-0, ,190, St. 6-0, 220, Sr. f " ? - 1 ! 7 I i" J f ' f v , - ym 1 LINEBACKER ERIC MARTIN LINEBACKER ERIC KOCH BACK BACK BACK :i DEDRIC WARD SREDRICK ROBINSON KEVIN STOUT PUNTER RICK CALLERY 4 LINEMAN LINEMAN V LINEMAN LINEMAN- - LINEBACKER LINEBACKER isinunniB IKSFMONFll ' DALLAS SC8WERY TSAUlS SC&1PPL1 ' BRENT SCHEIDEWIM ZflC ALLISON llinuimi ----- ' . : :T . .. , . J. . . : ...... ... . . n t, .... ... n. jj n lu., ,ti.. r. . n u r . n..-i , 1.4 Sioux City Heelan ... Sioux City cast nanan Apiinmon-farKersourg ,w.u.m. vaney . uh. jenerson u.n. nenneoy . voeasnoon - . w.n. wasninmoR . wawrioo cost . wusi txautrv , xvcasi oucnanart , i-3, 250. of. 0-0, itJU, 0-3, au, or. o-o, loo, ar. - . o-.u, w. 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