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J.HE SAUNA JOURNAL SPORTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1997 D9 WSU / Wichita State looking into bringing back football PAGE D1 Waiting to learn whether the tlttlversity would bring back football. ; - In January, the newly fonned Athletic Program Enhancement Committee held its first meeting §n 'football. Foley chairs the 20- toember committee of students, faculty, alumni, community and business leaders. T ' Bringing back football would require the university to create 'several sports for women — mbst likely soccer, crew and Swimming, Foley said. ^ there is also a debate about What conference, if any, to join. Wichita State would be eligible Ibr" the Gateway Conference, .Which includes many Missouri Valley Conference schools. J1 Money remains the chief obstacle. The program's revenues are not expected to cover its expenses. Other university sports Deceive some financial help from 'student fees and state money budgeted for university athlet- ScsTbut there won't be any for [football, said Darlene Bailey, as- jspciated director of athletics. > ; The committee is studying Iways to pay the projected deficit [through community support, in- IclUding a marketing plan for creating an endowment through season ticket sales. '• !. "The whole program hinges on ;the financial resources and the 'support of the community," Foley said. I'VThe university will make its Decision once it gets the committee's football feasibility report, ;expected by late October or early November, Foley said. ' ' Even if the school decides in .football's favor, it would be 'years before a team took the field. •'•Assuming about two years for 'fitnd-raising, a year to hire coaches and prepare facilities land a year to recruit players, the ;first season would be in 2002. ;;: ;Wichita State sports have come back from the dead before. feaseball was resurrected in 1978 after a seven-year hiatus; the Journal file photo In this 1986 photo, Wichita State running back Eric Denson (23) Is upended by the Tulsa defense. perennially ranked Shockers have qualified for the College World Series seven times since then and won the national championship in 1989. Cindy Claycomb, an assistant professor of marketing and en• trepreneurship at Wichita State, was an undergraduate there when football was still played. She said she would go to a few games if football were revived. And she believes the Wichita community would support a new football team — if it wins. "I think it has to be self-supporting and not take money away from academics," she said. Mike David, a freshman from Wichita, first heard during student orientation that football, might make a comeback. "I never knew they had a football team before," he said. South spikers capture Newton Invitational 5 NEWTON — Salina South won 'all five of its matches Saturday en Ifrbute to winning the Newton In- yitational volleyball tournament. ^:The Cougars (16-4) lost their only game of the day to Hutchinson in the championship match, 6-15, jKit came back to win 17-15,15-10. ;:£ South downed McPherson 15-3, jgi-4; Wichita Heights 15-10,15-10; 'Emporia 15-7,15-5 and Buhler 1515-3 in advancing to the title I^South trailed Hutchinson 10-4 Jn the second game before rally- Jng. C"We were flat against Buhler ityid it was frustrating against ljutch," South coach Steph Curcy ^aid. "The girls picked up the in- |ehsity and determination and we grided up winning. They were wughing and knew they would win the last game. " {Ta Jessica Watson led the way Siith 46 kills, nine solo blocks and ji assisted blocks on the day. J.C. galhousn had 16 kills, Curstin Baker seven solo blocks; Mindy fillings 11 assisted blocks; Tai Kerbs 52 assists and Kelsey Sjiavely 46. Central spikers win twice at Newton I NEWTON — Salina Central's Volleyball team won two of its six fnatches Saturday at the Newton Invitational. ;• The Mustangs (5-9) lost to Kapaun-Mt. Carmel 15-9, 15-1; lost to Putchinson 15-9, 6-15, 15-11; defeated Newton 15-8, 15-8; lost to Hutchinson 15-11, 8-15, 16-14; beat McPherson 12-15, 15-9, 15-8 and |ost to Buhler 15-7, 16-14, 15-8. • Hilary Smith had 99 assists and 'Christina Frost 55 kills on the "Each match we played up to our opponents ability," Central coach Rose Wittman said. "I was pleased with the way we played against Hutchinson. "We played from 9 to 4:30 nonstop. It was-an intense, long day. We're hanging in there and doing the right things." SHHS volleyball team wins at Herington HERINGTON — Sacred Heart won three matches without losing a set Saturday in the Herington Invitational volleyball tournament. Sacred Heart (12-4) downed White City 15-6,15-1; Herington 15-1,15-8 and Hope 15-10,15-11 in pool play. The Knights defeated Chase County 15-4,15-7 in the semifinals and Hope 15-6,15-10 in the championship. "This was a nice confidence builder," Sacred Heart coach Mary Pat Weese said. "It was a real good day for the girls." Chrissy Blagg had 10 service points, six kills and two digs; Anne Weese five kills and Jen Broberg nine assists and two digs against White City. Against Herington, Lisa Broberg had 11 service points; Weese 14 kills and two stuffs; Jen and Lisa Broberg 10 assists each; and Courtney Ash five digs. Against Hope, Lisa Broberg has 11 service points; Weese nine kills and two stuffs; Jen Broberg seven assists and Ash three digs. Versus Chase County, Lisa Broberg had nine service points; Weese 12 kills; Jen Broberg 12 assists; Ash seven digs; and Blagg two stuffs Against Hope in the final, Weese had 13 service points; Blagg 10 kills; Jen and Lisa Broberg nine assists each; Ash 14 digs and Blagg three stuffs. KW women run first at Tabor Invitational HILLSBORO — Danielle Bornefeld and her Kansas Wesleyan teammates won the women's portion of the Tabor Invitational cross country meet Saturday. Bornefeld's teammate Trisha Theer finished third. Bornefeld covered the 5,000-meter course in 20 minutes, 41.8 seconds. Theer's time was 21i58, Wesleyan's Kasey Roberts was fifth in 23:02 and Jessica Wheeler sixth in 23:37. Tabor's Susan Kroeker placed fourth in 22:50! Wesleyan totaled nine team points, Tabor 17 and Sterling 19. Tabor's Jeremy Jost won the . men's race. His time in the 8,000- meter course was 28:38. Teammates Ryan Koehler placed third in 29:32; Pete Kleinsasser fourth in 29:53; Joel Soo Hoo fifth in 30:03; Michael Wolfe sixth in 30:58; and Gerard Landwehr seventh in 31:40. Wesleyan's Chris Miller placed 13th in 33:51 to lead the Coyotes. Buchanon rolls 300 game at All-Star Lanes Salinan Tim Buchanon bowled a 300 game in the second game of a four-game series in the Invitational Scratch League on Thursday at AMF All-Star Lanes. From Staff and Wire Reports We Deliver Sports Scores the Salina Journal V AUTO RACING Gordon intends to make his point at Martinsville Points leader says championships won on smaller tracks By The Associated Press MARTINSVILLE, Va. — When Jeff Gordon won the Goody's Headache Powder 500 at Martinsville Speedway in April, he said Winston Cup drivers win their big money on big tracks and their championships on the smaller ones. When Gordon defends his title in the Hanes 500 on the .526-mile oval today! his strategy may determine whether he can make the latter reality. Gordon has won the last two races on NASCAR's oldest track, where cars race close, bump often and rarely escape 500 laps without a scratch. With only six races remaining, Gordon has a comfortable 105- point lead over Mark Martin. But he knows this is the kind of track where it would be easier to lose a championship than to win one. "We're leading the points race and that's where we want to stay," he said. "However, one bad run can change all that. We need to consistently run up front for the rest of the season. If we don't, somebody else will." Gordon is just three victories from tying Richard Petty's modern record of 13 victories in a season, set in 1977. The chance to equal The King at age 26 would seem tempting, but it's not Gordon's priority. "Our focus is on winning the championship," he said. Gordon will start llth today and says he's intent on winning. But it's unlikely he'll pursue victory as aggressively as he did in the Goody's race. He led that one a race-record 432 laps, even after an early spin-out. Martin's up-and-down chase of Gordon in the points race started again with his victory at Dover last week, and the No. 6 Ford will start on the outside of the front row, alongside Ward Burton. A month ago, Martin led Gordon by 13 points after Bristol. Since then, he lost 38 points at Darlington, 72 at Richmond and 42 at New Hampshire before regaining 34 with his first career victory at Dover in the MBNA 400. For Martin, Martihsville Speedway has always been a .bit of a mystery. He finished third there in mid-April, and a victory would have brought provocative results. "Last time here I said I would run through the stands naked if I won the race," he said. "And I had to think about it because it was looking pretty good there." Dale Jarrett, another driver for whom the .526-mile oval has been a problem, will drive a backup car and start 42nd. Indy-car lap speed broken FONTANA, Calif. — Mauricio Gugelmin made it official Saturday, running the fastest qualifying lap in the history of Indy-car racing as he captured the pole po- sition for the Marlboro 500. "It's just a great number," the low-key Brazilian said after turning a lap of 240.942 mph on the two-mile oval at the new California Speedway. "It's just unbelievable a car can get around this place at a speed like that. "The speed is linear," said Gugelmin, whose 242.333 in the morning practice was the unofficial fastest lap ever in an open- wheel racer. "You almost don't slow down in the corners. It feels like one long straightaway." It is the third pole of his Indy- car career, all this season in his Mercedes-powered PacWest Mo- torsports Group Reynard. NHRA at Topeka TOPEKA — John Force, the defending NHRA Winston Funny Car champion, took the No. 1 qualifying spot from Whit Ba2e- more with a run of 4.936 seconds at 310.77 mph Saturday in the Sears Craftsman Nationals. Force was llth at 5.151, 310.77 after the first two rounds Friday at Heartland Park Topeka. He qualified No. 1 in a Ford Mustang for the category-leading sixth tune this season. Bazemore fell to second at 4.952, 311.85, his leading run Friday night in a Mustang. Joe Amato led the Top Fuel competition, while Mark Osborne was the top Pro Stock qualifier, both with their Friday night runs. Amato led for the category- leading ninth time this season at 4.616, 314.46. Osborne qualified No. 1 for the first time in his career at 7.026, 195.43 in a Pontiac Firebird. GREAT EXPECTATIONS It's not too much to ask. A smile. A handshake. A prompt response. Simple things friends expect from each other and you should expect from your bank. 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