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3N0V211995 6C ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1995 FOR THE RECORD RAMS NOTEBOOK 3 NFL STANDINGS NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pet PF PA Dallas 9 2 0 .818 319 202 Philadelphia . 7 4 0 .636 235 248 Arizona 3 8 0 .273 171 289 N Y. Giants ..3 8 0 .273 199 246 Washington .3 8 0 .273 227 268 Central W L T Pet. PF PA Green Bay . . 7 4 0 .636 277 236 Chicago .... 6 5 0 .545 297 269 Minnesota . . 6 5 0 .545 262 249 Tampa Bay ..6 5 0 .545 175 191 Detroit 5 6 0 .455 260 264 West W L T Pet PF PA Atlanta 7 4 0 .636 241 226 San Francisco 6 4 0 .600 250 140 Rams 6 5 0 .545 201 236 Carolina .... 5 6 0 .455 202 213 New Orleans. 4 7 0 .364 205 252 AMERICAN CONFERENCE East KIT Pet PF PA Buffalo 8 3 0 .727 223 198 Miami 6 4 0 .600 255 181 Indianapolis . 6 5 0 .545 210 210 New England 4 7 0 .364 177 242 N.Y.Jets ....2 9 0 .182 163 285 Central W L T Pet PF PA Pittsburgh ... 7 4 0 .636 277 242 Cincinnati ... 4 7 0 .364 269 277 Cleveland ...4 7 0 .364 201 244 Houston .... 4 7 0 .364 231 223 Jacksonville .3 8 0 .273 184 250 West W L T Pet PF PA Kansas City 10 1 0 .909 265 161 Oakland .... 8 3 0 .727 271 187 Denver 6 5 0 .545 249 201 Seattle 5 6 0 .455 249 273 San Diego ... 4 7 0 .364 196 238 MONDAY'S RESULT San Francisco at Miami, night SUNDAY'S RESULTS Atlanta 31, Rams 6 Seattle 27, Washington 20 Tampa Bay 17, Jacksonville 16 Indianapolis 24, New England 10 Pittsburgh 49, Cincinnati 31 Carolina 27, Arizona 7 'Philadelphia 28, NY Giants 19 Detroit 24, Chicago 17 Green Bay 31 , Cleveland 20 Oenver 30, San Diego 27 ' Buffalo 28, NY Jets 26 Dallas 34, Oakland 21 Minnesota 43, New Orleans 24 Kansas City 20, Houston 13 ' THURSDAY'S GAMES ' (St. Louis Times) Minnesota at Detroit, 1 1 :30 a.m. Kansas City at Dallas, 3 p.m. SUNDAY, NOV. 26 Rams at San Francisco, 3 p.m. Miami at Indianapolis, noon New England at Buffalo, noon Cincinnati at Jacksonville, noon Chicago at NY Giants, noon Philadelphia at Washington, noon Tampa Bay at Green Bay, noon Denver at Houston, 3 p.m. NY Jets at Seattle, 3 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 3 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 3 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 7 p.m. MONDAY, NOV. 27 Oakland at San Diego, 8 p.m. AP POLL ' The Top Twenty Five teams in The , Associated Press college football poll, i with first-place votes in parentheses, i records, total points based on 25 points i for a first-place vote through one point i for a 25th-place vote, and previous ' ranking: " Record Pts Pv ' I.Nebraska (44) .. 10-0-0 1,529 1 ' 2. Ohio State (13) .11-0-0 1,477 2 I 3. Florida (5) 10-0-0 1.458 3 , 4. Northwestern ..10-1-0 1,326 5 i 5. Tennessee 9-1-0 1,315 4 i 6. Florida State .... 9-1-0 1,262 6 i 7. Notre Dame ....9-2-0 1,152 8 "B.Colorado 9-2-0 1,108 9 1 9. Texas 8-1-1 1,043 10 10. Kansas State ...9-2-0 934 7 11. Kansas 9-2-0 847 15 , 12. Oregon 9-2-0 818 16 . 13. Virginia Tech .... 9-2-0 743 20 , 14. Penn State 7-3-0 729 19 i 15. Texas A&M 7-2-0 684 18 ' 16. Auburn 8-3-0 643 21 17. Southern Cal ... 8-2-1 528 11 18. Michigan 8-3-0 476 12 19. Virginia 8-4-0 390 13 20. Washington .... 7-3-1 358 22 21. Alabama 8-3-0 288 17 22. Syracuse 8-2-0 286 23 23. Arkansas 8-3-0 243 14 24. Clemson 8-3-0 217 24 25. Miami 7-3-0 107 25 Otther votes: Toledo 53, Michigan St. 39, UCLA 30, Arizona State 20, au iford 19, East Carolina 14, Texas Tech 9, Baylor 3, Nevada 1, San Diego State 1. USA TODAY-CNN POLL The USA TODAY-CNN football coaches' poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Nebraska (44) . . 10-0-0 1,528 1 c. uniooiaieiioj . ii-u-u 1.404 z I 3. Florida (2) 10-0-0 1,454 3 . 4. Northwestern .. 10-1-0 1,321 5 5. Tennessee 9-1-0 1,306 4 , 6. Florida State .... 9-1-0 1,260 6 ' 7. Texas 8-1-1 1,117 8 1 S.Colorado 9-2-0 1,092 9 " 9. Notre Dame .... 9-2-0 1 ,022 10 ' 10. Kansas State . . . 9-2-0 894 7 ' 11. Virginia Tech .... 9-2-0 848 18 ,12. Oregon 9-2-0 779 16 ,.13. Texas A&M 7-2-0 769 15 M.Kansas 9-2-0 764 17 15. Auburn 8-3-0 595 20 ' 16. Penn State 7-3-0 580 21 '17. Southern Cal ... 8-2-1 545 11 '18. Syracuse 8-2-0 486 22 J 9. Virginia 8-4-0 404 12 ,20. Michigan 8-3-0 370 14 .21. Washington ....7-3-1 319 23 22.Clemson 8-3-0 273 24 '23. Alabama 8-3-0 237 19 '24. Arkansas 8-3-0 235 13 '25. Miami, Fla 7-3-0 119 I Other votes: UCLA 63, Stanford ,48, Michigan State 46, Baylor 42, Tex--as Tech 42, Toledo 29, Iowa 17, East Carolina 15, San Diego State 11, Utah 9. Colorado State 8, Louisiana State 4, North Carolina 4, Arizona State 3, Louisville 3, Arizona 2, Brigham Young 2, Miami, Ohio 2, Georgia Tech 1 . MISSOURI HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS FRIOAY'S GAMES Class 1A Championship (In Joplln) Ste. Genevieve Valle (1 1-1) vs. Wellington-Napoleon (13-0), noon Class 2A Championship (In Joplin) John Burroughs (8-4) vs. Lexington , (12-1), 3 p.m. ' , Class 3A Championship (In Springfield) Herculaneum (13-0) vs. Seneca (13-0), noon Class 4A Championship (In Springfield) Jackson (11 -2) vs. Camdenton(12-1), 3 "" p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 25 (In Joplin) -. Class 5 A Championship Hazelwood East (1 3-0) vs. Blue Springs - - South (13-0), noon ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS FRIDAY'S GAMES (In Normal) Class 1A Championship Areola (13-0) vs. Carthage (13-0), 10 " a.m. Class 2A Championship Moweaqua Central A&M (13-0) vs. Hampshire (13-0), 12:30 p.m. Class 3A Championship DuQuoin (13-0) vs. Spring Valley Hall (12-1), 4:30 p.m. Class 4A Championship Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin (12-1) vs. New Lenox Providence (13-0), 7 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 25 (In Normal) Class 5A Campionship Chicago Mt. Carmel (12-1) vs. Park Ridge Maine South (11-2), noon. Class 6A Championship Naperville Central (13-0) vs. Wheaton-' Warrenville South (1 1 -2), 3 p.m. HONG KONG OPEN HONG KONG (AP) Final scores Sunday of the $300,000 Hong Kong Open on the 6,671-yard, par-71 Composite Course of the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club: Gary Webb $49,980 68-69-68-66271 Rafael Alarcon ... 65-67-74-67273 Yeh Chang-ting . 67-68-68-71274 Mike Cunning .... 73-68-69-66276 Joost Steenkamer 68-72-68-68276 Eduardo Romero . 70-71-67-70278 Dominique Boulet . 71-72-66-69278 MarkMouland ... 69-72-71-67279 RayCragun 69-70-70-72281 Gary Nicklaus .... 67-72-72-70281 Anthony Painter . . 69-68-75-69281 Lee Porter 66-75-71-69-281 Payne Stewart . . . 69-75-71-66281 Rick Todd 67-73-71-71-282 Sam Torrance . . . 71-69-71-73285 Jonas Philip ..... 71-68-74-72285 DUNLOP PHOENIX MIYAZAKI, Japan (AP) Leading final scores Sunday of the $2 million Dunlop Phoenix Golf Tournament on the 6.798-yard, par-71 Phoenix Country Club course: J. Ozaki $360,000 . 65-71-69-68-273 Brandt Jobe 69-67-71-67-274 Robert Gamez ... 66-69-72-67274 Peter Senior 69-64-69-72274 Tom Watson 66-70-70-70276 Graham Marsh ... 68-69-66-73276 Larry Mize 66-71-71-69-277 Scott Hoch 73-66-73-66278 Naomichi Ozaki . .. 68-72-69-69278 Toru Suzuki 70-68-70-70278 Yoshinori Kaneko . 67-70-70-71278 David Frost 70-70-73-66279 Viiay Singh 68-70-71-70279 Jeff Sluman 72-69-72-67-280 Larry Nelson 68-68-69-75280 Todd Hamilton ... 71-70-72-68281 Ernie Els 68-73-71-69-281 Miguel Jimenez .. 70-71-68-72281 Barry Lane 64-72-75-71-282 Craig Parry 70-69-72-71-282 Eduardo Herrera . 71-71-75-66283 Constantino Rocca 74-68-72-70284 Hsieh Chin-sheng . 73-65-70-77285 Anthony Gilligan . . 75-69-72-70286 Frankie Minoza .. 71-66-76-73286 Stewart Ginn 71-70-75-71-287 Michael Campbell 72-69-72-74-287 Rick Gibson 73-71-72-72-288 Mark Brooks .... 75-70-74-70289 Craig Warren .... 73-72-72-72-289 Scott Simpson ... 67-76-83-71-297 DAOI SEISHI ELLEAIR OPEN SAITA, Japan (AP) Final scores Sunday of the $600,000 Daio Seishi Elleair Women's Open on the 6,244-yard, par-72 Elleair Golf Club course: M. Okada $108,000 . . 72-67-69-208 Kim Man-soo $36,900 71-70-69210 H. Kobayashi $36,900 71-70-69210 Ko Woo-soon $36,900 66-73-71210 Natsuko Noro $36,900 69-70-71210 C. Matsuzawa $36,900 72-67-71210 Miyuki Shimabukuro .73-71-68212 KuOk-hee 68-71-73212 Marnie McGuire 72-69-72213 Huang Bie-shyun .... 68-71-74213 LeeYoung-mee 72-71-72215 VickiGoetze 73-72-71216 Tseng Hsiu-feng 73-70-73216 Huang Yu-chen 74-70-73217 Tai Yu-chuan 74-74-72220 NadeneGole 78-70-72-220 Kim Ai-sook 73-74-73-220 Shin Sora 74-72-74-220 WonJai-sook 73-73-75221 Cheng Mei-chi' 70-77-75222 Chen Yueh-shuang . . 69-75-78222 AUSTRALIAN LADIES MASTERS GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) -Leading final scores Sunday of the $225,000 Alpine Australian Ladies Masters on the 6, 1 52-yard, par-73 Royal Pines resort course: A. Srnstam $33,750 66-68-67-69270 Jane Geddes .... 70-73-65-70278 Laura Davies .... 72-70-69-68279 Liselotte Neumann 66-72-69-72279 K. Parker-Gregory 70-73-68-70281 Alison Nicholas .. 68-70-72-72282 Catrin Nilsmark . . 69-70-73-70282 KarrieWebb 68-72-72-71-283 Anne-Marie Knight 71-70-72-70283 Brandie Burton . . . 69-75-70-69283 Win Lin-Li 70-72-71-71-284 Robin Walton .... 70-73-70-72285 Carin Hjalmarsson 70-72-71-72285 Corinne Dibnah ..69-76-69-71285 Lorraine Lambert . 69-75-70-71285 Jennifer Sevil .... 67-77-71-70285 KarinaOrum 68-73-72-73286 Nicole Jeray 74-70-73-69-286 Nicole Lowien .... 71-70-73-72286 Cathy Stolz 73-74-71-68-286 Snani Waugh .... 68-73-72-74287 Helen Wadsworth . 73-74-71-69287 Joanne Mills 72-71-72-74287 Karen Lunn 67-75-72-73-287 PattiRizzo 72-74-72-71288 DaleReid 71-75-69-73288 Sandra Beikoff . . . 70-71-74-73288 R. Hetherington .. 72-72-74-71289 Catriona Matthew . 70-74-72-73289 Maureen Madill .. 70-72-74-74290 Caroline Hall 68-78-70-74290 Emma-Jane Smith 72-73-75-70290 Irene Yeoh 73-76-71-70290 KiyoeYamazakl 75-73-73-71-291 Julie Forbes 73-74-73-71-291 Tina Fischer 73-76-70-72-291 Emilee Klein 68-80-75-69-292 Helen Hopkins ... 70-74-74-75293 Patricia Ehrhart .. 75-72-72-75294 Caroline Keggi . . . 70-77-74-75296 Lee Chiou-yann .. 72-75-76-72295 KimCathrien 72-76-75-73296 Kelly Crawford ... 71-76-73-77297 Asayolto 73-74-75-76298 Suzanne Strudwick 78-72-74-75299 Mary-Pat Quilty .. 71-79-77-78-305 NorieTanoi 72-78-78-77305 Debby Murphy ... 75-76-79-78308 PARADISE ISLAND INVITATIONAL PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Final scores and prize money Sunday from the $310,000 Paradise Island Invitational on the 6,770-yard, par-72 Paradise Island Golf Club course: Jim McGovern $60,000 71-67-68206 Buy Boros $30,000 . . 70-66-73-209 Cury Byrum $20,000 . 70-69-72211 Paul Azinger $15,000 . 72-71-69-212 Tom Purtzer $1 1 .000 . 73-68-7221 3 Dillard Pruitt $1 1,000 . 74-68-71213 D. Hammond $10,000 74-72-68214 Howard T witty $10,000 73-72-69214 Johnn Inman $10,000 . 70-70-74214 Ted Tryba $10,000 . . . 72-71-72-215 Dickie Pride $10,000 . 71-71-74216 Mark Wiebe $10,000 .74-73-70217 Billy Andrade $1 0,000 72-74-71 21 7 A. Magee $10,000 . . . 78-71-69218 Bobby Wadkins $9,000 77-72-71-220 Hubert Green $9,000 . 76-73-71-220 Robin Freeman $8,000 75-71-76222 Lanny Wadkins $8,000 76-75-72223 V. Lockhardt $8,000 . . 76-73-76225 Nolan Hanke $8,000 . . 77-72-77226 PEBBLE BEACH INVITATIONAL PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -Leading scores and earnings Sunday after the final round of the $250,000 Pebble Beach Invitational, on the par-72 Pebble Beach course: R. Black $50,000 . 73-68-65-71277 K. Perry $13,500 . . 66-70-77-66-279 Kirk Triplett $13,500 72-69-68-70279 K.Tschetter $13,500 68-73-67-71-279 Bob Ford $13,500 66-67-71-75279 B. Fleisher $5,750 68-73-68-71 -280 G. Hallberg $5,750 68-71 -70-71 280 Andy North $5,000 74-69-66-72281 Val Skinner $4,166 76-65-72-69282 R.Maltbie $4,166 . 71-67-72-72-282 Keith Fergus $4,166 68-71-70-73282 D. Eichlbrger $3,700 74-72-70-68284 D. Forsman $3,500 71-71-72-71-285 Mick Soli $3,200 . . 70-70-73-74287 D. Waldorf $3,200 71 -66-75-75287 T.Fischer $2,900 . 72-74-69-73-288 J.McMillian$2,500 69-71-75-74-289 Rick Fehr $2,500 . 76-71-69-73-289 B. Geiberger $2,500 73-73-67-76-289 B. Smerhays $2,080 72-78-71-69290 Ted Goin $2,080 .. 73-71-72-74-290 Brett Upper $2,080 70-76-69-75-290 C. Gibson $2,040 . 73-70-73-75-291 M.Dantzler $1,990 74-75-72-71292 B. Mog 1,990 72-75-73-73292292 PQSlfax To use PostFax, a free lax-on-demand service, dial (314) 865-8585 Irom a touch-tone ph ... Have your fax number handy. You may request one document per call. DOC, DESCRIPTION 221 8 NFL Injury Report and AP NFL News 60523 Pro Football Challenge Rules 2418 Coming College Football Games NHL Game Stories 2119 World Soccer Update 1 WORLD RANKINGS NEW YORK (AP) The world golf rankings, through Sunday, based on players' performance throughout the world sanctioned by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. The ranking is computed on a three-year rolling basis weighted toward the current year. Players earn points based on tournament grade, finish and strength of field: 1 . Greg Norman, Aus 21 .73 2. Nick Price, Zim ...16 03 3. Bernhard Langer, Ger 15.53 4. Ernie Els. S.A 15.16 5. Nick Faldo, Eng 14 54 6. Colin Montgomery, Scot 13.88 7. Corey Pavin, US 12.54 8 Fred Couples, U.S 11.28 9. Steve Elkington, Aus 10.76 10. Masashi Ozaki, Japan 10.67 11. Tom Lehman, U.S 9.78 12. Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain . . 9.60 1 3. Viay Singh, Fiji 8.29 14. LeeJanzen, U.S 8.23 1 5. Sam Torrance, Scot 8.10 16. Loren Roberts. U.S . 8.08 17. Davis Love III, U.S 7.73 1 8. Peter Jacobsen. U.S 7.53 19. Mark McCumber, US 7.39 20. Ben Crenshaw, U.S 7.26 21. David Frost, S.A 7.20 22. Scott Hoch, U.S 7.16 23. Constantino Rocca, Italy 6.91 24. Phil Mickelson, U.S 6.87 25. Seve Ballesteros, Spain 6.63 26. Jay Haas, U.S 6.47 27. Jim Gallagher Jr., U.S 6.39 28. Mark McNulty, Afr 6.37 tie. Tom Watson, U.S 6.37 30. Brad Faxon, U.S 6.27 31. Fuzzy Zoeller, U.S 6.13 32. Payne Stewart, U.S 6.09 33. Jen Maggert, U.S 5.96 34. Mark Calcavecchia, U.S 5.86 35. Billy Mayfair, U.S 5.77 36. Michael Campbell, N.Z 5.76 37. Ian Woosnam, Wales 5.54 38. Scott Simpson, U.S 5.51 39. Jesper Parnevik, Sweden . . . 5.48 40. David Duval, U.S 5.46 41. Frank Nobilo, N.Z 5.35 42. Bill Glasson, U.S 5.30 43MarkOMeara,U.S 5.11 44. John Daly, U.S 4.97 45. Larry Mize, U.S 4.95 46. Peter Senior, N.Z 4.88 47. Craig Stadler, U.S 4.79 tie. Kenny Perry, U.S 4.79 49. Bob Estes, U.S 4.77 50. TomKite,U.S. , 4.65 AREA RESULTS HOLES IN ONE Cherry Hills: Stephen Hills with a 5-iron on the 186-yard No. 17 hole. Quail Creek: Al Merkley with a 5-wood on the 180-yard No. 8 hole. The Falls: David Laurentius with a 7- iron on the 1 62-yard No. 8 hole. SHARK SHOOTOUT THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Final scores Sunday in the $1.1 million Shark Shootout on the 7,025-yard, par 72 Sherwood, Country Club course using a modified alternate shot format in first round, best ball in second round, and scramble in the final round: M.CIcvchia-S.EIkngton 64-61-59184 Lee Janzen-Chip Beck . 65-63-57-185 T. Lehman-D. Duval ,.66-61-60187 F. Couples-B. Faxon .68-62-57187 H. Irwin-B. Lietzke . . . 67-63-57187 Tom Kite-Jay Haas ..64-66-57187 G. Norman-R. Floyd . . 65-65-58188 P. Jacobsen-A. Palmer 66-67-59192 C. Strange-M. O'Meara 69-67-58194 F. Zoeller-J. Daly ....69-68-60197 AP POLL The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sunday, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: 1. Kentucky (42) 0-0 1,567 1 2. Kansas (18) 0-0 1,540 2 3. Villanova 0-0 1,376 3 4. UCLA (4) 0-0 1,331 4 5. Georgetown 2-0 1,324 5 6. Connecticut 0-0 1,235 6 7. Massachusetts .... 0-0 1,122 7 8. Utah 0-0 933 10 9. Mississippi St 0-0 925 9 10. Iowa 0-0 918 8 11. Wake Forest 0-0 852 11 12. Memphis .. 0-0 807 13 13. Louisville 0-0 767 12 H.Maryland 0-0 758 15 15. Missouri 0-0 707 14 16. Michigan 2-0 673 17 17. Virginia 0-0 594 19 18. Stanford 0-0 539 18 19. Arizona 2-0 436 20. North Carolina .... 0-0 398 20 21. Cincinnati 0-0 384 21 22. Virginia Tech 0-0 309 22 23. Indiana 0-0 243 23 24. Purdue 0-0 220 24 25. Georgia Tech 2-0 212 Other receiving votes: Arkansas 187, California 108, Washington St. 48, Oklahoma 46, Duke 42, Santa Clara 35, Tulane 35, W. Kentucky 16, Illinois 13, Syracuse 1 1 , Minnesota 10, Arizona St. 9, Georgia 8, Marquette 8, St. John's 7, George Washington 6, New Mexico 6, LSU 5, Old Dominion 4, Pittsburgh 4, Rice 4, Texas 4, Nebraska 3, Ohio U. 3, Oklahoma St. 2, Ark.-Little Rock 1, Hawaii 1, Illinois St. 1, Miami, Ohio 1, Penn St. 1, South Florida 1. HIGH SCHOOLS COCA-COLAKMOX SHOOTOUT (At Kiel Center) Thursday, Dec. 7 Noon (Girls) Carlyle (29-6) vs. Cor Jesu Academy (30-0) 1:30 p.m. Strake Jesuit (Houston) (29-2) vs. Webster Groves (20-8) 3 p.m. Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.) (26-1) vs. Shelbyville, III. (28-4). 4:30 p.m. Shadow Mountain (Phoenix) (27-4) vs. Centralia, III. (27-2) 6 p.m. Springfield (III.) Lanphier (22- 6) vs. Vashon(24-6) 7:30 p.m. Glen Oaks (Baton Rouge, La.) (32-2) vs. Cardinal Ritter (30-3) 9 p.m. Chicago Farragut (28-2) vs. DeSmet(22-7) (Last year's records.) BASEBALL BALTIMORE ORIOLES Purchased the contracts of Aaron Lane, Calvin Maduro and Garrett Stephenson, pitchers: B.J. Waszgis. catcher: Juan Bautista and Brad Tyler, infielders; and Scott McClam, third baseman, from Rochester of the International League. Claimed Oscar Munoz, pitcher, off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. BOSTON RED SOX Signed Kevin Kennedy, manager, to a one-year contract extension through the 1 997 season and Tim Johnson, bench coach, to a two-year contract through the 1997 season. Promoted Dave Carlucci, bullpen catcher, to bullpen coach. Purchased the contracts of Ryan McGuire, first baseman, and Rafael Orellano, pitcher, from Trenton of the Eastern League; and Rich Betti, pitcher, from Sarasota of the Florida State League. CHICAGO CUBS Purchased the contracts of Brooks Kieschnick, outfielder, from Iowa of the American Association; Robin Jennings, outfielder, from Orlando of the Southern League; Vee Hightowner, outfielder, from Rockford of the Midwest League; and Jason Maxwell, Kevin One and Bobby Morris, infielders, and Wake Walker, pitcher, from Day-tona of the Florida State League. COLORADO ROCKIES Traded Joe Girardi, catcher, to the New York Yankees for Mike DeJean, pitcher, and a player to be named. Agreed to terms with Walt Weiss, shortstop, on a two-year contract. FLORIDA MARLINS Purchased the contracts of Antonio Alfonseca, Bill Hurst, Jarod Juelsgaard, Joel Adam-son and Bryan Ward, pitchers, from Charlotte of the International League and Andy Larkin, pitcher; Edgar Renters, shortstop; and Billy McMillon, outfielder, from Portland of the Eastern League. MONTREAL EXPOS Purchased the contracts of Steve Falteisek and Alex Pacheco, pitchers, from Ottawa of the Pacific Coast League and Neil Weber, pitcher, from Harrisburg of the Eastern League. NEW YORK METS Signed Chris Nabholz, Joe Ausanio, Steve Dixon and Rick Reed, pitchers; Luis Rivera, infielder, and Kevin Roberson, outfielder. Sent Ricky Otero, outfielder, outright to Norfolk of the International League. SAN DIEGO PADRES Purchased the contracts of Brad Kaufman, , pitcher, from Memphis of the Southern League; Joey Long, pitcher, and Jorge Velandia, infielder, from Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League. Refeased Phil Plantier, outfielder. SEATTLE MARINERS Purchased the contracts of Dean Crow, pitcher; Raul Ibanez, catcher; Andy Sheets, infielder, from Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League and Sa Urso, pitcher, from Port City of the Southern League. TEXAS RANGERS Purchased the contracts of Chris Curtis, Jeff Davis and Kerry Lacy, pitchers, from Okla-homa City, of the American Association. TORONTO BLUE JAYS - Purchased the contracts of Marty Janzen, Mark Sievert and Mike Gordon, pitchers; Tom Evans and D.J. Boston, infielders; Julio Mosquera, catcher; and Angel Ramirez, outfielder, from Syracuse of the International League. Assigned Brad Cornett, pitcher, outright to Syracuse of the International League. FOOTBALL NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Released Maurice Hurst, cornerback. Activated Carlos Yancy, cornerback, from the practice squad. HOCKEY OTTAWA SENATORS Fired Rick Bowness, coach, and Alain Vig-neault, assistant coach. Named Chi-co Resch assistant coach, SOCCER CINCINNATI SILVERBACKS - Traded Chris King, midfielder, to the Chicago Power for Lyndon Hooper, midfielder. COLLEGE AUSTIN PEAY Announced the resignation of Mike Hesler, assistant football coach. Reassigned Charles Huff, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, to secondary coach. CALIFORNIA Fired Keith Gilbertson, football coach. FDU-MADISON Named Tiffany Ullrich women's assistant basketball and soccer coach; Jodi Solana women's assistant volleyball and Softball coach; and James Kammerman men s assistant lacrosse coach. JAMES MADISON Announced the resignation of Mary Harrington, women's volleyball coach. MANHATTAN Announced the contract of Bohdan Shashkewich, men's soccer coach, will not be renewed. ATP CHAMPIONSHIP FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Results Sunday from the $3.3 million IBM-ATP Tour World Championship (seed-ings in parentheses): Singles Final Boris Becker (4) def. Michael Chang (3) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0, 7-6 (7-5). VOLVO OPEN PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) Results Sunday of the $107,500 Volvo Women's Open: Singles Final Barbara Paulus (1 ) def. Yi Jingqian 6-4, 6-3. Doubles Final Jill Hetherington and Kristine Radford def. Kristin Godridge and Nana Miyagi 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. WTA CHAMPIONSHIPS NEW YORK (AP) Results Sunday from the $2 million WTA Tour Championships played at Madison Square Garden (seedings in parentheses): Singles Final Steffi Graf (1 ) def . Anke Huber 6-1 , 2-6,6-1,4-6,6-3. By Michael "Rokj" Roxborough Thursday Points 3 10 Sunday Points m 6 2V 8Vi 2 NL 10' 6 3 3V4 6Vi 5 Monday Points NL COLLEGE FOOTBALL Thursday Points 1Vi NL Friday Points Favorite LIONS COWBOYS Favorite Dolphins BILLS Bears PACKEHS Eagles Bengals 49ERS ' Steelers Broncos Falcons SEAHAWKS SAINTS Favorite Raiders Favorite GATECH TEXAS Underdog Vikings Chiefs Underdog COLTS Patriots GIANTS Bucs REDSKINS JAGUARS Rams BROWNS OILERS CARDS Jets Panthers Underdoo. CHARGERS Underdog Georgia Baylor Favorite N Carolina BostColl Purdue NEBRASKA W VIRGINIA ARIZONA ST Favorite MIAMI-FLA Ohio St FLORIDA Penn St TENNESSEE WISCONSIN IOWA MISS ST Texas A&M Byu Wyoming Texas Tech SAN DIEGO ST Air Force 3 3Vt 33 11 3 Saturday Points 5V4 Favorite Sonics Bulls Hawks LAKERS Favorite RANGERS FLYERS MAPLE LEAFS BRUINS CAPITALS PANTHERS Ducks 2Vi m 37 2 m 2 11 4 NL 20 3 11 NBA 7V4 6 Pikm 6 NHL Goals V2-1 1-1 VS V2-1 Vi-1 1-11 even-Vi Underdog NC STATE RUTGERS INDIANA Oklahoma Pittsburgh Arizona Underdog Syracuse MICHIGAN Florida St MICHIGAN ST VanderbiK Illinois Minnesota Mississippi TCU FRESNO ST TEX-EL PASO HOUSTON Colorado St HAWAII Underdog RAPTORS MAVERICKS NUGGETS Blazers Underdog Penguins Kings Blues Jets Sharks Devils FLAMES even-Va Home team in CAPS 1995 Universal Press Syndicate NPSL STANDINGS American Divlson W L Pet GB Cleveland 7 1 .875 .Baltimore 5 1 .833 1 Buffalo 5 1 .833 1 Harrisburg 2 4 .333 4 Canton 2 6 .250 5 Tampa Bay 1 5 .167 5 Cincinnati 0 5 .000 5Vi National Division W L Pet GB Milwaukee 4 1 .800 Ambush 3 1 .750 ft Wichita 3 2 .600 Vi Kansas City 3 3 .500 Vi Detroit 2 4 .333 2Vi Chicago ........ 0 3 .000 3 FRIDAY'S GAMES Canton at Cleveland Harrisburg at Detroit Milwaukee at Tampa Bay Buffalo vs Chicago in New Haven, Conn. SATURDAY'S GAMES Ambush at Canton Tampa Bay at Buffalo Cleveland at Baltimore Cincinnati at Harrisburg Detroit at Wichita ON THIS DATE NOVEMBER 21 1 953 Notre Dame tied Iowa 1 4-1 4 by faking injuries In both halves. With two seconds to go in the first half, a Notre Dame player stopped the clock by faking an injury and the Fighting Irish scored on the next play. With six seconds to go in the game and Notre Dame out of timeouts, two players faked injuries and the Irish scored on the final play to tie the score. 1971 The New York Rangers scored eight goals in the third period of a 12-1 victory over the California Seals. 1981 Brigham Young's Jim McMa-hon passed for 552 yards in a 56-28 victory over Utah. 1982 The NFL resumed play after seven weeks of the season were canceled when the NFL Players Association went on strike Sept. 23. 1982 Joe Montana passed for 408 yards and three touchdowns in San Francisco's 31-20 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals. 1987 The Columbia Lions extended their Division l-record losing streak to 41 with a 19-16 loss to Brown. Columbia gave up a touchdown with 47 seconds left. 1 987 Southwestern Louisiana"quar-terback Brian Mitchell rushed for 271 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 205 yards in a 35-28 victory over Colorado State. AL GOLD GLOVE AWARDS FIRST BASE - J.T. Snow, California; SECOND BASE Roberto Alomar, Toronto; THIRD BASE Wade Boggs, New York; SHORTSTOP. Omar Vizquel, Cleveland; OUTFIELD Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle; Kenny Lofton, Cleveland; Devon White, Toronto; CATCHER Ivan Rodriguez, Texas; PITCHER - Mark Langston, California. FAIRMOUNT PARK HARNESS RACING TODAY'S ENTRIES (Post Time, 1 p.m.) FIRST RACE one mile pace, Salu-ki Pacing Series, purse $3,000: 1. Douglas Fir (Powell) 1. Superior Society (Simmons), 2. Uncle In Command )Fagan), 3. Silky Chevy (Guhy), 4. Trixie Gram (T Graham Jr), 5. Senor Barrio (R Loney), 6. Cousin Ryan (Curtin), 7. Mo Hope (C Loney). SECOND RACE one mile pace, conditions, purse $1,600: 1. Fox Valley Siren (Reese), 2. Sum Time Suzie (R Decker), 3. Anxious Game (Haynes), 4. Foxie Camie (C Loney), 5. Wasted Pitch (Curtin), 6. Fox Valley Wynonna (Bal-linger), 7. Barrel Of Money (Luther), 8. Carolina Linda (Ch Conrad). THIRD RACE one mile pace, $3,000 claiming, purse $1,600: 1. He Can Dance (E Binkley), 2. Call Me Bruce (Beck), 3. Rambling Hillbilly (Haynes), 4. Grand Era (Reese), 5. Sugar Hill Road (Curtin), 6. Mr Sissam (Luther), 7. Battlin Billy J (Baker), 8. Destructor (Ballinger), 9. Copper Blue Chipm(Smith), 10. Bratsboy (Murphy). FOURTH RACE one mile trot, Conditions, purse $2,100: 1. Mystical Shadow (Fagan), 2. Fettah Jacob (Simmons), 3. Hoosier Rosett (Reese), 4. Arnley's Pride (T Cullipher), 5. Cumin Easter (T Graham), 6. De Andrea Belle (Banks), 7. Cabrini Bluegrass (Curtin), 8. Maqruder Hanover (Svendsen). FIFTH RACE one mile pace, $3,000 claiming, purse $1,920: 1. R-Lucky-Fella (Reese), 2. Heal B Cash (D Gray), 3. Rovir Finale (Simmons), 4. Goodie Mohawk (Haynes), 5. Tra La Boom (L Binkley), 6. Broadway Cinder-ela (Svendsen), 7. Sunshine Gem (R Loney), 8. L-B First (C Loney), 9. Sarnel Wood (B Finn), 10. Dewey Wanna Dance (Curtin). SIXTH RACE one mile pace, Salu-ki Pacing Series, purse $3,000: 1. Moe Joe Rack It (C Loney), 2. Sudsy Ridge (Logan), 3. Reno Gram (T Graham), 4. Chevy Integrity (Guhy), 5. Baby Ransom (A Miller), 6. Big Team (Reese), 7. Gleaming Revrac (T Searle), 8. Hard Workin Man (Simmons). ' SEVENTH RACE one mile pace, $3,500 claiming, purse $2.200: 1 . Risen Shotgun (L Binkley), 2. LPG (Curtin), 3. Tops Pride (J Cullipher), 4. Little Bravado (T Cullipher), 5. Socks Alive (Baker), 6. The Phantom (Swift), 7. Tyler Man (Schlicher), 8. Game Boris (Haynes), 9. Slide Kelly Slide (Lake), 10. Jeweler's Row (Simmons). EIGHTH RACE one mile pace, $4-5,000 claiming handicap, purse $2,600: 1. Sheal B Energetic (A Finn), 2. Little Elan (Curtin), 3. Poised Princess (Dever), 4. Bluffview Bunny (Korte), 5. Night Dynasty (Ch Conrad), 6. Rita Ba-lou (Podres), 7. Pip's Trudy (Lake), 8. Southern Deal (J Cullipher). NINTH RACE one mile pace, $10-12,000 claiming handicap, purse $3,800: 1. Whisky Pick (Stohler), 2. Car Phone (Svendsen), 3. Doubletime Hot Doc (C Loney), 4. Grady's Falcon (Swift), 5. Rosco P Coaltrain (L Binkley), 6. Swinging Society (Simmons), 7. Ben Seelster (Lake), 8. Olympus Heights (Luther). TENTH RACE one mile pace, Open, purse $6,000: 1. Eufeemia Blue-grass (Simmons), 1. Hifive Bluegrass (Fagan), 2. Icenrtarian (Haynes), 3. Simply Squeaky (Tetrick), 4. Society King (Newman), 5. Dirk Almahurst (Ch Conrad), 6. Complex Coup (Curtin), 7. Banquet Table (C Loney), 8. There Goes The Buc (Barnes). ELEVENTH RACE one mile pace, conditions, purse $2,800: 1. Toro Lee-brook (E Binkley), 2. Sealed Pocket (Svendsen), 3. Captain Smitty (Swift), 4. McAlbert (C Loney), 5. Skipper's Cadet (Curtin), 6. South Forty Forty (Ch Conrad), 7. Slicwili Bluegrass (R Loney), 8. Mac Mister Austin (L Binkley), 9. Arm-bro Nicklads (Haynes). TWELFTH RACE one mile pace, Conditions, purse $2,400: 1. Woody C (Simmons), 2. Great White (Baker), 3. Hard Time Fred (Curtin), 4. Rocky Lee (Martin), 5. Gran Premier (L Binkley), 6. Ideal Issue (Powell), 7. Doowhop Blue-grass (R Loney), 8. Shurafine Anon (Banks), 9. I'm An Inchanter (J Cullipher), 1 0. Strike Me Fast (Ch Conrad). TODAY'S SELECTIONS BY JOHN SCULLY 1. Superior Society, Cousin Ryan, Trixie Gram. 2. Anxious Game, Barrel Of Money, Sum Time Suzie. 3. Battlin Billy J, Grand Era, He Can Dance. 4. Cumin Easter, Magruder Hanover, Fettah Jacob. 5. R-Lucky-Fella, Dewey Wanna Dance, Heal B Cash. 6. Reno Gram, Moe Joe Rack It, Hard Workin Man. 7. LPG, Jeweler's Row, The Phantom. 8. Pip's Trudy, Rita Balou, Little Elan. 9. Ben Seelster, Olympus Heights, Doubletime Hot Doc. 10. There Goes The Buc, Banquet Table, Complex Coup. 11. South Forty Forty, Captain Smitty, Toro Leebrook. 12. Shurafine Arion, Strike Me Fast, Doowhop Bluegrass. Best Bet Superior Society (1 st). Longshot Exacts Box 1-10 (5th). HAWTHORNE PARK THOROUGHBRED RACING HAWTHORNE RESULTS Fairmount Intertrack FIRST RACE Frosty Quoit (Diaz) 19.80, 8.00, 4.40; Rampant Bay (Guidry) 3.60, 3.20; Play that Song (Zuniga) 5.20. Scratched Countess Caroline. Exacta (12-1) paid $72.80. SECOND RACE Sun Blazer (Whetstone) 29.20, 8.40, 6.00; Raja Bold (Durante) 3.20, 2.40; Malia's Dusty (Hunter) 3.80; Exacta (8-7) paid $86.80. Superfecta (8-7-10-12) paid $6,169 40. Daily Double (12-8) paid $226.40. THIRD RACE Wise Action (Guidry) 8.20, 4,80, 3.40; Feather Duster (Si-bille) 5.00, 4.40: Turnaround Again (Diaz) 8.00. Scratched Murph's Star. Exacta (5-7) paid $44.00. Trifecta (5-7-6) paid $564.40. FOURTH RACE Elkhorn Ridge (flpza) 10,80, 3,80, 3.20; Furniture gri (E Razo) 3.00, 2.60; Grant Ap proval (Broussard) 6.40. Exacta (10-1) paid $33.00. FIFTH RACE Shed Some Light (Meier) 4.20, 2.40, 2.20; Sir Spellbinder (Lasala) 5.00, 2.40; Capt. Flint (Diaz)3.80. Exacta (2-1)paid $15.20. Trifecta (2-1-5) paid$112.60. SIXTH RACE Yukon Preston (Baird)' 5.40, 3.00, 2.60; Royal Knave (Diaz) 3.00, 2.80; Royal terrorizer (Mar-quez) 9.80. Exacta (10-2) paid $12.80. Twin Trifecta (1st half) (10-2-9) paid $15.10. Pick 3 (10-2-10) paid $64.40. SEVENTH RACE Danzig Rock (Per-ez 34.80, 1 3,80, 1 2.40; Lovers' Type (Baird) 8.00, 10.20; Ben Gunn (Silva) 6.40. Exacta (6-8) paid $263.40. Trifecta (6-8-4) paid $989.00. No winners in the Twin Trifecta. EIGHTH RACE Tpbin (Silva) 18 60, 8.00, 4.60; Danc Chime (E Razo) 4 60, 3.40; Evening Tease (Guidry) 4.60. Exacta (6-4) paid $84.60. NINTH RACE Lucy'spicksix (E Razo) 8.00, 4.40, 3.80; Press My Five (Whetstone) 13.40, 7.60; Quints Joy (Guidry) 5.20. Scratched Miss Spend A Buck and Steeple. Exacta (7-10) paid$185.80. Trifecta (7-10-2) paid $1,356.20. Superfecta (7-1 0-2-8) paid $2.1 13 30. Late Double (6-7) paid $94.00. FAIRMOUNT INTERTRACK TODAY'S SCHEDULE Laurel, post 11:30 a.m. Philadelphia Park, post 11:30 a.m. Calder.post 11:30 a.m. Freehold (H) post 11:30 a.m. Churchill Downs, post noon Balmoral Park (H) post . , 1 :00 p.m. Foxboro(H)post 3:00 p.m. The Meadows (H) post . . 6:30 p.m. Maywood Park (H) post . 7:30 p.m., (H) Harness racing. Homco's Bum Knee Creates Big Hole On Special Teams Homco By Jim Thomas Of the Post-Dispatch Staff Rams special teams standout Thomas Homco probably is out for the season after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage to his right knee in Sunday's 31-6 loss to Atlanta. "It looks unlikely he'll be able to play the rest of the year," coach Rich Brooks said Monday afternoon, while awaiting further medical information on Homco's injury. "My inclination right now is that Tom will probably go on injured reserve the rest of this year, and we'll maybe add somebody to the roster. We're still trying to determine who that will be." Two likely candidates are defensive back John Reece, currently on the practice squad, and linebacker Paschall Davis, who was on the practice squad until being cut to make room for Reece last week. Homco sustained the injury chasing down a Sean Landeta punt in the third quarter at the Georgia Dome. "He's one of our best special teams, players," Brooks said. "Coming into this year, I think he was considered the best. We've had two or three guys step up this season Gerald McBurrows, Mike Scurlock and Cedric Figaro. But losing Tom Homco will be a big hole to fill in the kicking game." Although he sees little action from scrimmage, Homco plays on all the Rams' special teams. He led the team in special teams stops in 1993 (17) and '94 (20), and was second this year (18) to McBurrows. A third-year player from Northwestern, Homco received a game ball from coaches for his special teams work in the Rams' first game against Atlanta. The news wasn't as bad for "nickel" back Torin Dorn, who suffered ankle and knee injuries against Atlanta. "The knee is not real bad but the ankle is worse than the knee," Brooks said. "He looks like he'll probably be out for San Francisco, although I'm not so sure I would rule him out at this x next 48 hours." Brooks believes center Bern Brostek ankle should be well enough to play against the 49ers. If not, either Leo Goeas or rookie Jessie James would figure into the mix. ' Running back Johnny Bailey, who has missed the past two games with an ankle injury, should be ready to go Sunday, Brooks said. But the status of wide receiver Alexander Wright, out since the first Carolina game Sept. 17 with a back injury that subsequently required surgery, remains iffy. - "He's getting better"" Brooks said. "It's possible he may even see some practice time this week." ., Wright had hoped, to speed his return so he would be be ready for the 49ers' game, but a more" realistic date is the Raftis' Dec. 3 contest against, the New York Jets. Drayton Milestones: So far, tight end Troy Drayton hasn't had the kind of breakthrough season he and the Rams had hoped for in 1995. But with five games to play, he has established pro career highs for receptions (37) and reception yards (365). "J Previous highs for Drayton, a thfrd-year player from Penn State, were 32 catches last season and 319 yards in 1993. Drayton, who has been bothered by a bruised knee, had eight catches for 38 yards Sunday against Atlanta. Brooks said Drayton had trouble with contact lenses at one point and didn't "wear them for a while, which might have contributed to some dropped passes. "What we need to do is get consistency from Troy," Brooks said. '-" Turkey Handoffs: Drayton led a delegation of Rams players who delivered turkeys, cranberries and stuffing, 4o several families in St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Clair County on Monday afternoon. '"" Their efforts were part of a food drive sponsored by the Rams and the Urban League of Metropolitan . St. point. We'll see what happens in the Louis. Rams From page one ment to making this thing work and getting back to the playoffs. Whether that's important enough to us. At this point, I would have to question whether it is." Brooks mentioned those very points to the players at a team meeting Monday morning. "There's no excuse not to be ready to play," Brooks said. "I take that as a personal thing because I feel it's ultimately my responsibility to get my team ready to play. I can't do it by myself. I need some help." Losers of four consecutive road games, and five of their past seven overall, the Rams face perhaps their biggest challenge of the season namely, playing San Francisco at San Francisco. "We're playing the world champions, who handed us our lunch in our home stadium," Brooks said. "Certainly, if we don't play with some emotion, we'll be embarrassed again. If we do play with emotion, and we execute and hang on to the ball, we have a chance. But it's going to take a lot of work, because right now, I'm having a hard time figuring this team out. "We'll see how much we want to win. Whether we want to back up to the pay window, or whether we want to go down swinging." The Rams lost that first meeting with San Francisco 44-10 on Oct. 22, making it one of the most lopsided defeats in the NFL this year. Only Miami 52, Jets 14; Raiders 47, Jets 10; and Dallas 35, Giants 0 have been worse. Sunday's 31-6 loss to Atlanta was no thing of beauty ejther. The 25-point margin of defeat made it the llth-most lopsided loss in the NFL this year. So two of the worst losses of the NFL season have come in two of the Rams' biggest games' of the season. ; "I'm perplexed because you should be able to get excited when you're playing for first place in your division, and we, were not excited," Brooks said. "I'm a little bit perplexed on what it takes to get this team to play with more emotion. It shouldn't be when we get ahead and we pick, up a fumble and we get an interception. It should be from the first snap of the game. "That intensity needs to build" during the week. You can't just show up" $ the stadium and think you're going to be emotionally ready to play. There has ' to be more emotion, there has to be more intensity, there has to be more concern! . ; . You have to get a little bit tickedfoff:" ; Despite, uh, suggestions from the media Monday on everybody from Brent Moss to Zach Wiegert to Dexter Davis, Brooks said there will not be wholesale lineup changes this week. m ,' "There'll be maybe one or two cnanges, yeah," Brooks said. "But again, you normally go with what you think is your best personnel. It's not like I'm here trying to not win games or not play somebody just because I don't want to. , . , "I'm going to put the people on the field that I think have the best chancy that week to help us win. Until we've proven that we can't be a factor, then it doesn't make any sense to look to next year," ; Brooks still thinks the Rams are a playoff and division factor, "even though the two times we had our best opportunity to show that, we went out and threw up all over the field." I Wheatley From page one sales, a $400,000 plum. "We drew the line there," he said. ABC-TV will pay almost $4 million for broadcast rights. So the Big 12's total swag is $7.5 million to $8 million, plus $425,000 in free services. These perks include air charters for the teams, plus ground transportation, hospitality suites and hotel rooms for Big 12 officials. Credit for the winning bid goes to folks unknown to most local fans. Bedell, 48, is in his third year as CVC president after serving as vice president for the Indianapolis convention commission. Greg Deininger, CVC vice president of sales and marketing, and sales whiz Gary Schurk helped write the slick bid. The St. Louis Sports Commission supplied chairman Joe Farrell, vice chairman Horace Wilkins and new executive director Frank Viverito. The Big 12 was impressed with the work of Farrell and Wilkins on the 1994 Olympic Festival here, and with the 9,000 volunteers still on file. "That helped convince them that we could pull this off with just a year to get ready," Bedell said. Larry Albus of Del Wilber Associates, which promoted the LPGA Heartland Classic and last year's big college basketball doubleheader at Kiel Center, "brought a lot of advice to the table," Bedell said. In Indy, Bedell won two Final Four bids and missed on a Super Bowl bid. "So we understood the process," he said. ' ; Many St. Louisans still don't understand the value of the convention center and its attached $260 million stadium. ! "People want us to say it's one or the other," Farrell said. "It's both." "The 30,000 people coming to this game equal 10 normal sized conventions," Bedell said. "Then we have 35,000, coming for the Primerica insurance convention in the Dome later that month, and that's like 10 conventions. That's 20" additional conventions in two weeks in December. That's an extra $50 million cbming here because of the Dome." .. The Primerica deal is for five years. St. Louis can bid for future Big 12 playoffs, and Bedell wants to hold a basketball doubleheader to complement the football The bottom line can only get better. As Farrell said: "Because of the Rams on TV and this Big 12 game, St. Louis will shift from saying 'Please come here' to hearing 'Can we put our event in your stadium?' ;" Other rewards are less tangible. "During the eight years that I was in Indianapolis," Bedell said, "the people really thought of themselves as small town and small time. When that Hoosier Dome was built, eventually they started thinking, 'Hey, we're in the big-time now'! "You'll see that kind of self-confidence and self-pride here. All of a sudden, people will say, 'Hey, I'm from St. Louis!' ",. ; Where, all of a sudden, somebody knows how to do somethinight.

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