Iowa City Press-Citizen from Iowa City, Iowa on December 25, 1987 · Page 19
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Iowa City Press-Citizen from Iowa City, Iowa · Page 19

Iowa City, Iowa
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Friday, December 25, 1987
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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 25. 1987 Iowa City Press-Citizen Page 1C Iowa City's alumni all-stars return to the court Ex-stars from City, West, Regina to play By Steve Collins The Press-Citizen High school basketball fans will get a chance Saturday to see some of the best basketball players this city has ever produced, if not the best basketball. The likes of Clay Hargrave, Steve Waite, Mike Gatens, Randy Norton and Mark Gannon all of whom went on to play for Iowa will participate in a series of alumni games at City High and Regina. West alumni Waite (1977) and Gatens ('72) will team up as a group of former Trojans takes on Hargrave ('75) and other City alumni in a' City-West all-star game. Norton (78) and Gannon ('79) will face each other in a game at Regina, pitting players who graduated in odd years against those who graduated in even years. Both events will also feature a women's game. Regina will host three games Saturday, while City will host eight. At City, the action between former Little Hawks and Trojans will begin at 9 a.m. when alumni from the graduating classes of 1975-77 face each other. The other games at City High: At 10:30 a.m., the classes of 1978-80 will play; At noon, players who graduated in 1971 and earlier will play; At 1:30 p.m., the classes of 1984-87 will play; At 3 p.m., the classes of 1972-74 will play. The City-West women's all-star alumni game will start at 6:15 p.m., followed by the men's all-star game. Action at Regina will start at 6 p.m. when players who graduated in the odd years between 1959 and 1977 will play those who graduated in even years during that span. A women's game between players who graduated between 1974 and 1987, will follow. 1974 was the first year Regina offered girls basketball. The final game is for male players who graduated between 1974 and 1987. The Regina game marks the fourth time the school has held such an event. This is the first game between alumni from City and West, and the game is being sponsored by the Iowa City School District Booster Club. Event organizer Don Cars-tensen said all proceeds from the City-West games will help support athletics in the Iowa City school district. According to Carstensen, the event will also "provide a way for former athletes to get back together and give some visibility to interscholastic activities." In the games between City and West, the scores will be added together to determine an overall winner. Admission at City High: $2 for adults and $1 for children. Admission at Regina: $1 for adults and 50 cents for children. UI defense rebuilt for 1987, looks good for '88 By Weldon B. Johnson The Press-Citizen Linebacker Brad Quast said having to replace six starters from last year's team caused a change in attitude for the Hawk-eye defense. "We're more of a bend-but-don't-break type of team this year," he said. "We'll give up a few yards, but don't give up the big play. Dorsett tells Cowboys: Be nice, trade me By The Associated Press IRVING, Texas Sunday's game could be Tony Dorsett's last in a Dallas Cowboys uniform. "Personally, I just don't see me being here," Dorsett said. "The only way I can see being here next year is if no other team in the league was interested in me." Dorsett has two years left on a five-year contract that will pay him $500,000 in base salary in each of the next two seasons. He also stands to earn an additional $2.4 million in annuities if he completes his contract: "Hopefully, the Cowboys will be kind enough to give me a new address and let me play football," Dorsett said. Cowboys president and general manager Tex Schramm said the club's only obligation is to do what is best for the Cowboys. Schramm said Dorsett's age he will turn 34 before the start of next season and his contract will make it difficult to work a deal. Schramm said the club's finan- ksU ra slK 7 V,'. vjhf l" ' f w Cooking their goose Here's to serving up a few holiday recipes and laughs Tony Dorsett cial obligations to Dorsett end if he is traded. That means another team would have to finance the final two years of his annuity. "If he did go somewhere else the team would have to assume two-fifths of his contract," Schramm said. "Obviously, we're not going to trade him and pay him." Coach Tom Landry said he would talk with Dorsett at the end of the season and then determine if Dallas will try to work a trade. By Ed Schuyler The Associated Press Wondering what to serve holiday guests today? Here are some recipes from the world of sports: MIKE TYSON'S BARBECUED RIBS - This is served with peppered nose and cauliflower ear. Pepper a nose with a jab and prepare an ear with a hook. Pound ribs vigorously with both hands until tender. Count to 10 and serve. JOHN McENROE'S SOUR GRAPES - Like baked Alaska, the name of this dish is deceiving. Spray the tender ears of a linesman, umpire and television cameraman with venom. Toss with a tennis racket, wrap in a net for two months and roast. This dish can be accompanied by a bottle of chilled Hana Mandlikova whine. MINNESOTA BAKED CARDINAL - Pound several redbirds, the left-handed and right-handed variety, with a 34-ounce piece of wood treated in Louisville. Cook about 3 hours a night for four nights in a Teflon-topped pressure cooker. Serve on a bed of pasta, a la Gaetti, accompanied by Kirby Puckett shortening bread. BOBBY KNIGHT'S HOOSIER-STYLE CHICKEN KIEV Soak a barbed tongue in aged Puerto Rican rum, then boil it. Leave before dish is done, letting guests fend for themselves. Serves 10 large Russians. Could cause heartburn outside the state of Indiana. TEX SCHRAMM'S STEAK SURPRISE - Take m Coming Monday Press-Citizen reporter Steve Carlson reports from San Diego on the Hawks' preparations for tk. game. several tons of rejected or less-than-prime meat, dress it up like steak and tell your guests it is steak. This dish should only be served every four or five years because guests might catch on. IVY-STUFFED LION - Take a Columbia lion, which is toothless, stuff it with ivy and roast. Serve with Brown sauce and Dartmouth Indian corn. Sauce and corn should not be cooked until 1 minute before lion is done. This is a traditional dish in Philadelphia, Providence, Princeton, Ithaca, Hanover, Cambridge and New Haven. GEORGE STEINBRENNER'S HUMBLE PIE -A mixture of high quality and overpriced ingredients. If prepared properly, it looks as if it should win a cooking contest. It won't, but it might if a Tiger could be added. SMU STUFFED MUSTANG - Stuff a mustang with some old-fashioned Texas baloney and serve on a bed of soiled cotton. Actually, this recipe is for hostesses who are planning for the future because it takes two years to cook. OTHER SUGGESTIONS: Barry Switzer's Baked Cornhusker, Davey Johnson's New York Crow; Jimmy Johnson's Irish Stew with a first course of marshmallows; Syracuse Orange Surprise served in a Sugar Bowl; and Corked-stuffed Bat. Recipes can be obtained at gourmet shops. For those looking for shortcuts because of crowded holiday entertainment schedules, it might be wise to obtain a copy of the Rosie Ruiz Cookbook. "We were pretty successful at that except for a couple of games." The Hawkeye defense was indeed successful this season. With six new faces in the lineup, it managed to finish second in the Big Ten Conference in defense against the run, giving up an average of 122.6 yards a game; fourth in pass defense, allowing 163 yards a game; and third in total defense, surrendering 285.6 yards a game. Iowa's total defense average was only one-tenth of a yard more than second-place Michigan. The Hawks didn't fare as well in the scoring defense. They gave up 19.3 points a game sixth-best in the conference. However, except in losses to Michigan State and Michigan, the Hawkeye defenders were able to make the plays they needed. "This defense has a lot of talent, a lot of physical ability and good athletes," defensive end Joe Mott, said. "But sometimes we would come out early in a game and wouldn't be fired up and ready to play. "I think that as the season went along we finally caught on to how to play with the different personalities that we have." Here's a look back at the Hawk defense in 1987 and at what's to come next year. DEFENSIVE LINEMEN The line was perhaps the most consistent portion of Iowa's de fense and a major reason the Hawkeyes were so strong against the run. Only two rushers man-See DEFENSEtC THE SCOUT Compiled by The Press-Citizen 'Tis the season for surprises Who wears green and white on Christmas Day, has a flowing white beard and leaves presents under trees in Michigan? Santa Spartan. For Spartans everywhere, this Christmas Day is something special the day Michigan State's football team returns to California for its first Rose Bowl appearance since 1966. The Spartans were to leave East Lansing this morning and arrive to the customary welcoming ceremony in Ios Angeles. The Spartans' football team and staff weren't be going alone. "I always knew we had enthusiastic fans," Coach George Perles said. "We've got 12 planeloads of people, more than 5,000 all told, going to the Rose Bowl. I certainly hope we play as well as we can and don't lay an egg." Michigan State, champion of the Big Ten Conference, plays Pac-10 co-champ Southern California in Pasadena on New Year's Day. The Scout's Quiz isn't a gift on Christmas Day: Earlier in the 1980s, there was a professional athlete named Steve Christmas. Name his sport, team and position. Iowa State basketball coach Johnny On-got an unexpected Christmas present this week. Orr said he received a letter from Iowa assistant coach Gary Close Wednesday apologizing for his part in a shoving match at the end of the Iowa-Iowa State game Dec. 19 in Ames. "I really appreciate him writing me," Orr said. "I'm going to write him back and tell him how much." Orr said he always has been fond of Iowa Coach Tom Davis. He said the two staffs get along well and believes they will continue to do so. Besides, Orr said, it's not always easy to stay cool in difficult circumstances. "I've been guilty of a few of those things myself," he said. And someone who didn't get a merry Christmas present was Chicago Bulls center Artis Gilmore. Make that, former Chicago Bulls center Artis Gilmore. Gilmore was placed on waivers Thursday by the Bulls. Gilmore played 24 games this season, averaging 4 points, 2 rebounds and 16 minutes a game. He lost his starting job to Dave Conine this week. J Quiz answer: Steve Christmas was a baseball catcher who made it to the major leagues in 1983 with the Cincinnati Reds. lawn y up wni'i mxniiML .j - witi 1 If II- - "5, . i. ' f & V I . Vv l i "-i mr mi i. ii rn -iVfrrnun Artis Gilmore ON TV Santa's leftovers: If you've been good, you'll get an NBA game : Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks, 11 a.m. (KGAN-2). Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers, 7:05 p.m. (TBS). Or college football: Sun Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia, 1:30 p.m. (KGAN-2). Aloha Bowl: UCLA vs. Florida, 2:30 p.m. (KCRG-9). If you've been bad, here's the closest thing to a lump of coal: Blue-Gray, 11 a.m. (KCRG-9).

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