Iowa City Press-Citizen from Iowa City, Iowa on August 23, 1991 · 21
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Friday, August 23, 1991
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BBS FRIDAY, August 23, 1 991 Iowa City Press-Citizen SECTION D College football 4 ranked teams start season next week Gannett News Service From the start, the stakes are high. College football's 1991 season opens next week not with preliminaries, but with two main events: No. 6-ranked Georgia Tech vs. No. 8 Penn State in Wednesday's Kickoff Classic in East Rutherford, N.J., and No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 19 Brigham Young in Thursday's Disneyland Pigskin Classic at Anaheim, Calif. Both games could have national championship implications. The latter, with J990 .Heisman winner Ty ! Detmer returning at quarterback for BYU, kicks off the Heisman Trophy sweepstakes. Then, keep an eye on: Louisiana Tech at Houston, Aug. 31. Offense galore. The Cougars and Heisman co-contender David Klingler rolled up far more yardage than anyone in the country a year ago; Tech ranked 1 1th. Cal State Fullerton at Mississippi State, Aug. 31. Debut of the game's most-talked-about new coach, Mississippi State's Jackie Sherrill. Other games to look for in early September include: Tennessee at Louisville, Sept. 5; Indiana at Notre Dame, Sept. 1 Houston at Miami (Fla.), Sept. 12 and Notre Dame at Michigan, Sept. 14. Coaches' poll PRESEASON TOP 25 Last season's ranking in parentheses and points 1. Florida State (1st) 1,428 2. Miami (Fla) (3) 1,298 3. Mbhigan(6) 1,282 4. Washington (3) : 1,235 5. Notre Dame (1) 1,085 6. Georgia Tech (1) 1,047 7. Florida 1,016 8. Penn State 995 9. Clemson 934 10. Colorado (1) 855 11. Oklahoma (2) 845 12. Texas 758 13. Tennessee 725 14. Houston 693 15. Nebraska . 646 16. Auburn 572 17. Southern California .561 18. IOWA,. 486 19. Brigham Young 383 20. Texas A&M 380 21. Ohio State 305 22. Michigan State 297 23. Alabama 236 24. UCLA 169 25. Baylor 141 Analysis of the top 25 teams3D. tv 4 The Scout Local little leaguers enjoy success at World Series McGladrey & Pullen's 12-and- ir tournament in the Continental American Baseball Association j World Series. The Iowa City-based little ; league team won the. consolation , championship in World Series in Omaha, Neb., last weekend. McGladrey & Pullen finished 8-4, which is better than the last two years it has brought a team to . the national tournament. The team, with 12 Iowa City players, went undefeated in the consolation bracket. i HAIGHT GETS NOD: Former Hawk-eye Mike Haight will start at left guard ' this weekend for the New York Jets in ' their final NFL exhibition game Saturday I against Washington. He replaces Dave Cadigan, who was the starter last season. I . HOLES IN ONE: Two Iowa City golf-i ers hit holes in one recently. Randy Pogemiller aced the par-3, 135- yard No. 3 hole at the Elks Club last weekend. ' Ned Giles and Dick Jackson witnessed Pogemiller's shot, which was his second career ace. Jackie Rummelhart connected on a hole in one on the par3-, 138-yard No. 2 hole at Fairview Golf Course last week. It was her first. Marie Breese, Kevin Hudachek and Rick Kummer saw Rum-melhart's shot. SOFTBALL PARTY: Fans and friends can congratulate the Clear Creek-Amana softball team on its season at a gathering this weekend. It will be at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at the Oxford softball diamond. The Clipperettes finished sixth at the ; state tournament last month. World Series Mitch Price and Mark Seaton were team leaders for McGladrey & Pullen in the CABA 12-and-under World Series recently in Omaha. Price had the fifth-best earned-run average in the tournament and Seaton led the team with a .405 batting average. Sports on TV TODAY Baseball - Padres at Cubs, 2 p.m. (WGN); Yankees at Blue Jays, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN); White Sox at Indians, 6:30 p.m. (WGN); Phillies at Braves, 6:35 p.m. (TBS); Dodgers at Cardinals, 7:30 p.m. (KOCR); Red Sox at Angels, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN). : NFL exhibition 49ers at Seahawks, 7 ;p.m. (NBC). Index Briefly Scoreboard Golf Basketball Baseball Football 2D 2D 2D 2D 3D 3D I .II. i. ji u i m ii ill I nil-, iu.i-iilhw in i I ii II I! m i ill THE FIGHTING IRISH Irish havo landed top spot In poll 88 times Notre Dame has appeared in the No. 1 spot 2. of the Associated Press football poll more times 3. than anyone. 4. Three Big Ten teams are among the top 10 5. in number of weeks spent in the top spot. The 6. AP poll began in 1936. " 17. The 1991 preseason poll will be released 8. Saturday. 9. Weeks at No. 1: 110. 1 . Notre Dame No. 1 for 88 weeks Note - Oklahoma - 63 weeks Ohio St. -57 weeks Southern Cal 44V2 weeks Texas 41 V2 weeks Nebraska 34 weeks Michigan St. 28 weeks Alabama 28 weeks Army 27 weeks Michigan 26 weeks - List excludes preseason polls. Cancer claims Lowe's life Iowa City native dies Thursday MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Steve Lowe, women's volleyball coach at the University of Wisconsin, died Thursday of complications of lung cancer, a hospital spokesman said. Lowe, 35, is a native of Iowa City and a graduate of the University of Iowa. He died at Meriter Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment since July 27 when he was admitted with breathing prob lems, hospital spokesman Mae Knowles said. While in the hospital, it was discovered Lowe, a non-smoker, had lung cancer and it had spread to his liver and bones. Lowe coached the volleyball team for the years . Wisconsin played in Lowe women s past five its first NCAA postseason tournament last season and finished with a 10th-place national ranking. Assistant coach Margie Fitz-patrick will take over the team. Wisconsin Associate Athletic Director Cheryl Marra said, "Steve brought this program into national respectability, and infused it with energy, excitement and an educational experience for his athletes. VThe program bears his personal mark of excellence." Lowe is survived by his sons Ian, 9, and Jeffrey, 5; his parents Dr. James and Gwen Lowe of Iowa City, and a sister, Katherine. Steve Lovc Hometown: Iowa City Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology, University of Iowa, 1978; master's degree in applied behavior analysis with specialization in athletics, University of Pacific, 1981. Coaching career Head coach at University of Wisconsin, 1986-91; Assistant coach at the University of Pacific, 1983-86. Vanishing act .Iff -mj.- " JF f f-jr v -vlT. ' JK1 Lfc A . , 4 YwM tank amors 5 runs on homers in 9th, 10th do it 3hS Associated Press Boston outfielder Tom Brunansky disappears into the Cleveland bullpen Thursday. He was chasing an eighth-inning home run hit by Carlos Baerga of the Indians. The Red Sox won 7-6 in 10 innings. Details3D MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Seattle Mariners came into the Metrodome with great expectations of making a serious run at their first American League West title. They left with little hope of catching the Twins. Randy Bush tied the game with a three-run, ninth-inning homer and Scott Leius won it with a two-out shot in the 10th in the Twins' 5-4 win over Seattle Thursday. It completed a three-game sweep that knocked the Mariners 9Vi games back. Earlier in the week, the Twins opened some ground on three-time defending AL champion Oakland, winning three of four. "I think it's important to push those teams back when you've got the chance," Bush said. "We did what we .could. I wish we would have swept Oakland, too." Of the Mariners, Bush said: "I don't think they're buried. But I do like where we're at." Seattle came into town knowing that it could move within 3 16 games of first place with a sweep of the Twins. Instead, the reverse happened and the Mariners are in deep trouble. "I think we're still in the race," said Mike Schooler, who blew a 4-1 lead by allowing all of Minnesota's runs in the ninth and 10th innings. "We can only hope the Twins will have a downslide. We ran into a buzzsaw this series and if they keep playing that way, I don't know if anyone can catch them." The Twins, who won for the sixth time in their last seven games, have won 15 games in their , final at bat. They have a six-game lead, their biggest of the season. Schooler (0-1), who had 63 ALWest STANDINGS W-L Pet GB Minnesota 74-49 .602 Chicago 67-54 .554 6 Oakland 68-55 .553 6 ' Seattle 64-58 .525 912 Kansas City 62-58 .517 10V2 Texas 62-58 .517 IOV2 California 58-63 .479 15 saves in 74 chances the last two years and was 5-for-5 since coming off the disabled list this season, struck out pinch-hitter Dan Gladden to start the ninth before walking No. 9 batter Al Newman, a .210 hitter. "Maybe my biggest mistake was walking Newman," Schooler said. "I knew he was looking for a walk and wasn't going to swing. But I just didn't get the ball over the plate." Chuck Knoblauch singled and Bush sent Schooler's next pitch over the right-field fence for his fifth homer. In the 10th, Leius hit Schooler's 0-1 pitch over the left-field wall for his fourth homer and first since July 25. Leius, a right-handed batter, usually plays only against lefthanders. But because the Twins made several switches earlier in the game, he had to face the right-handed Schooler. "He struck me out twice before with his slider, so I was looking for a slider," Leius said. "I was just fortunate to get a good pitch to drive. It was a lazy slider." Rick Aguilera (4-4) pitched a scoreless ninth for the Twins. Cross, Whitaker duel for Hawks' starting tight end job By Pat Harty The Press-Citizen Four years ago, Alan Cross traveled halfway across the country without a scholarship to play football at Iowa. Cross, a San Diego native, now is competing with junior Matt Whitaker for the No. 1 tight end position. The winner will replace all-Big Ten performer Michael Titley. At last week's football media day, Iowa Coach Hayden Fry refused to name a starter. He also said it would be unfair to compare Whitaker or Cross with Titley, who was just recently released by the NFL Miami Dolphins. "We have Matt Whitaker and Alan Cross in a real good battle for the number one position," Fry said. "I think they'll be adequate. They probably won't be as good as Titley, because he was a force. He had a knack for making the big play." Dave Triplet!, Iowa's tight end S '"X f 'w 0Zv f: y V . J Cross Whitaker coach, said he expected Cross and Titley to contribute this season. "They give us good stability at that position," Triplett said. "We like to use a lot of double tight (ends), so both will play." Cross, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound junior, was listed as a starter after spring practice. He had five receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown in the spring game. He caught seven passes for 98 yards last season. Whitaker played mostly on special teams last season. The former all-state running back from An- Key Hawkcycs One of Iowa football coach Hayden Fry's biggest concerns as the season approaches is finding a replacement for all-Big Ten tight end Michael Titley. Juniors Alan Cross and Matt Whitaker are competing for the No. 1 spot. Fry said he expected both to play this season. keny made his biggest contribution during Iowa's 54-28 victory against Illinois. Whitaker hooked up with Jim Hartlieb for a 14-yard touchdown pass off a fake field goal. He finished the year with two receptions for 23 yards. He had five receptions for 54 yards and one touchdown in the spring game. Triplett said Cross, who can run a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, could be the fastest tight end in the Big Ten. "He's got great quickness and speed, but there's not a lot of tight ends in the conference that weigh only 225 pounds," Triplett said. Triplett said redshirt freshman Greg Allen looked impressive in practice. "Greg's still learning how to play the position, but I look for him to provide us with depth," Triplett said. "He's our number three guy right now." Like Whitaker, Allen is from Ankeny. He was a first-team all-state linebacker and standout fullback. 1

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