Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin on June 21, 1990 · 16
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Thursday, June 21, 1990
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2B SPORTS Wisconsin State Journal, Thursday, June 21, 1990 Business manager fired at UW Dick Schrock, the business manager for the University of Wisconsin athletic department for the past 16 years, has been fired. Al Fish, the department's interim finance officer, would not say why Schrock was let go. Fish said Schrock's dismissal had nothing to do with the recent court case in which Brad McNulty, a former Badgers assistant basketball coach, was found guilty of fraud charges related to falsifying hotel receipts and charging personal phone calls to the UW. Pryor planning bout in Canada Former junior welterweight world boxing champion Aaron Pryor plans to resume his comeback in a July 19 fight in Canada. The opponent for the planned fight at the Winnipeg Convention Center in Manitoba province has not been announced. The fight hinges on Pryor passing an eye examination in Winnipeg, according to Buck Matiowski, commissioner of the Manitoba Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Pryor has been banned from fighting in Nevada, New York, New Jersey and California because of poor vision in one eye. Pryor, 34, of Cincinnati, was cleared by two ophthalmologists to fight on May 16 in Madison. He knocked out his former sparring partner, Daryl" Jones, won $5,000 and improved his record to 38-1. NFL revising rules for scouting The National Football League, under pressure from college coaches over its process of scouting and testing prospective draftees, will act quickly to make changes, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Wednesday. Tagliabue and members of his staff were joined by New Orleans Saints President Jim Finks and Dallas Cowboys Coach Jimmy Johnson for a meeting with National Collegiate Athletic Association Executive Director Dick Schultz and four college coaches LaVell Edwards of Brigham Young, Terry Donahue of UCLA, Dick Sheridan of North Carolina State and Hayden Fry of Iowa. Tagliabue said he hoped the NFL would have new policies in place by Aug. 1. Tagliabue said the NFL has begun formulating rules to "eliminate the problem of too much intrusiveness of NFL clubs on college campus, or taking players away from college campuses in ways that may be unnecessary." WIAA delays realignment plan The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control on Wednesday rejected a Penguins hit jackpot By Francis Rosa Boston Globe Hockey lovers of the world, rejoice. Two of the giants of the game are back in the National Hockey League, and not only will Pittsburgh be the winner, hockey will. Craig Patrick, general manager of the Penguins, has brought Bob Johnson and Scotty Bowman back into the NHL, naming them coach and director of player development, respectively a rather remarkable coup. "We now have the best management team in the NHL," Patrick said. "They fit like a glove." Which came first? "Together," said Johnson, the former University of Wisconsin coach. "I'd talk with Scotty on the phone and he'd say, 'Let's come back together,' and we did." Both had been out of the NHL for some time, Johnson since he coached Team USA in Canada Cup '87, and Bowman for 3'i years. Why would Johnson give up the task of being executive director of USA Hockey to return to coaching? Because he asked himself, "Where was Bob Johnson happiest?" Coaching, of course. "So I looked at the '90s," he said, "and I wanted to close out my career coaching." He has a three-year contract. And why would Bowman, the former Montreal and Buffalo coach, give up a heavy schedule with "Hockey Night In Canada" (65 games this season)? Because "I can stop and smell the flowers along the way and still do my job," he said. Todey Fridty Saturday Sunday j woodsy Tueedey wodneedey Mwer4 I I I I I I I (JUT) Ctewlind Cleveland Clevelend ClcveUnd NwrYork 0y 7:30p.m. 7:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7:30p.m. 830p.m. Tiocnrr - J fo" C'"" BoeMord 7 pm 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. slr fyf Gam Horn gum TELEVISION 6:30 p.m. Bowling Steplad-der finals of PBA Seniors St. Charles Bob Cat Open; ESPN. 6:35 p.m. Baseball Cincinnati at Atlanta; TBS. 8 p.m. Boxing Johnny Tapia RADIO 6:20 p.m. Sports Review Trebelhorn Show; WIBA (1310 AM). With Nick Anderson; WIBA (1310 AM). 7 p.m. Auto racing Race Re- 6:40 Fishing Report With port with Dave Shannon; WTSO (1 070 Wally Banfi; WIBA (1310 AM). AM). 7 p.m. Baseball The Tom Ex-Lakers Coach Pat Riley, left, will anchor NBC's pregame, halftime and postgame shows for the network's coverage of the National Basketball Association during the regular season and playoffs beginning next season. At right is NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol. proposal to realign several athletic conferences in southeastern Wisconsin. The plan by Doug Chickering, the executive director of the WIAA, which governs public school sports, was rejected on a 5-4 vote. The WIAA considered the realignment after officials for Milwaukee Public Schools requested in 1988 that its 15 high schools be reunited into one athletic conference. The idea to place the Milwaukee schools under a single conference met with virtually unanimous support from board members, but the impact of the realignment on other conferences in southeastern Wisconsin forced board members to recommend further study. "I would ask that you give me until the August meeting to develop a time line (for realignment), though I see no reason why this could not be brought to a conclusion by next April," Chickering said to the board. NCAA panel urges insurance boost A National Collegiate Athletic Association committee responsible for disbursing some of the revenue from a rich TV agreement with CBS has made its first recommendations. But it failed to come up with a formula for distributing a $64-million windfall. The Special Advisory Committee agreed Monday to allocate $4 million for catastrophic insur 'I missed the coaching and the teaching. I was around the game, but I wasn't part of the game itself.' Bob Johnson Bowman's duties with the Penguins fall into two areas: "Paying a lot of attention to drafted players wherever they may be playing keeping an eye on their development; and setting up a scouting schedule that makes sure all areas of scouting are covered. The NHL itself won't be as critical for me." He has a two-year contract. Patrick's moves to secure the two are being hailed by hockey people as a master stroke that will bring stability to a somewhat troubled franchise. "It's quite a thing for Craig to get two heads like that and combine two top hockey minds," said Coach John Cunniff of the New Jersey Devils, a Patrick Division rival. "He has the personality to work with both guys. The hard part is, they're in my division." Two of Pittsburgh's impact players recognized the team had virtually mutinied against two previous coaches, Pierre Creamer and Gene Ubriaco. "With Bob Johnson behind the bench, we've got someone who's established and has proven he can be successful," goalie Tom Barrasso said. "What we need to do and what has been lacking in Pittsburgh is to put forth a conscientious effort to . j Road gums vs. Pablo Mulato Valenzuela un junior bantamweight bout at Phoenix; ESPN. 11 p.m. Motorcycle racing AMA Supercross Series at East Rutherford, N.J. (taped); ESPN. Associated Press ance for student athletes and $8 million to upgrade championship tournaments in the NCAA's three divisions. Last year, the NCAA spent $1 million on catastrophic insurance. The committee was unable to work out a satisfactory formula for distributing the $64 million left over after the association's 1991 payouts are accounted for. The committee was formed last December after the NCAA signed a $l-billion agreement that gave CBS the rights to the NCAA basketball tournament for the next seven years. NBC hands NBA coverage to Riley NBC announced Wednesday that former Los Angeles Lakers Coach Pat Riley will host its first year of National Basketball Association coverage next season. Riley, who resigned last week as Lakers coach, was expected to join NBC as a commentator. Instead, he will anchor the network's pregame, halftime and postgame shows during the regular season and playoffs. Terms of Riley's multiyear contract weren't disclosed, but sources said he will be paid about $400,000 per year. National Football League Hall of Fame lineman and TV commentator Merlin Olsen is leaving NBC after 13 years to join CBS this fall as an NFL analyst, CBS said Wednesday. with recent hirings play for the coach and make the effort to become a winning organization. If we do that, we shouldn't have any problems because he's proven himself now the players need to prove themselves to him." Johnson has been sort of straining at the leash to get back into coaching ever since he resigned from the Calgary Flames to move to Colorado Springs. He had traded the bench for a desk, a rink for an office. He felt he was living on the outside, "up in the stands looking down, and all the action is at ice level; on the outside looking in, and I wanted to be on the inside. "I missed the coaching and the teaching. I was around the game, but I wasn't part of the game itself. Baseball Card Shoppe 126 Westgate Mall (by Madison Travel) 274-8498 Stop in and check out our unadvertised specials. Last weeks special 1990 Upper Deck Wax Box $30.00 New Summer Hours: M-F 11-7, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-6 14-year-old shares lead in Publinx Fourteen-year-old Jo Jo Robertson, the youngest player in the field, and Jenny Park shot 1-over par 74s to share the lead after the first day of stroke play at the 1990 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship at Westminster, Colo. Robertson, of Roswell, N.M., had two birdies, while Park, of Lafayette, Calif., had four over the 6,025-yard, par-73 Hyland Hills course. Both are playing in their first Public Links championship. Wisconsin players did not fare well. Patricia Roisum of Madison shot an 86, Holly Nehs of Janes-ville an 86 and Marcia Sipla of Racine an 88. Mandlikova on her way out After 13 years, $3 million and four Grand Slam titles, Hana Mandlikova. 28, is calling it quits for her singles career after Wimbledon, which starts Monday. Mandlikova, who rose to No. 3 in the world rankings in 1984-85 but is now 31st, made her announcement Wednesday at the Pilkington Glass Championships in Eastbourne, England. "The determination is not there, the motivation is not there and I am too proud to be losing to players I should not lose to," she said. "That is why I am walking away." Defending champion Marc McDowell of Madison, coming off a runner-up finish last weekend, was fifth Wednesday with a pinfall of 1,386 after the first round of the $125,000 Professional Bowlers Association Fresno (Calif.) Open. Joe Salve-mini averaged 240.6 over six games to take a six-pin lead with 1,444. . . . John Hricsina, a 52-year-old postman, had games of 278 and 279 to nail down the top-seeded position in the AMF Bobcat Senior Open at St. Charles, Mo. . . . Former Racine (Wis.) Horlick athlete Sonja Hen-ning was one of 12 players named to the 1990 U.S. women's national basketball team. . . . Atlanta Falcons linebacker Aundray Bruce will be assigned to pick up trash along Georgia highways the next three Saturdays as part of court-imposed community service. . . . Washington Redskins offensive lineman Mark May was sentenced to two days in jail in Fairfax, Va., after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. .. . Howard Spira is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court today on charges he tried to extort money from New York Yankees Owner George Stein-brenner. . . . The Illinois House Wednesday called off the state Lottery's plans for a sports lottery. Lawmakers voted, 77-33, to bar the department from developing a sports lottery with a $1.3 million appropriation in the agency's budget slated for developing new lottery games. Compiled from State Journal wire services and staff reports I was thinking seriously about coaching the Olympic team, but Craig asked me if I was interested and I said, 'Let me think about it.' And pretty quickly, I said to myself, 'Yeah, I want to coach again.' "I wondered why Pittsburgh had missed the playoffs in seven of the last eight years. I looked at the roster and I saw Mario Lemieux and Paul Coffey and Tom Barrasso, and I've seen those three impact players at their best and I get excited. "The situation is right for a winning team. Know what I'm going to do next month? I'm going to get out all my notebooks, back to my files of the five years in Calgary and the Canada Cup teams of '81, '84 and '87, where every practice is charted, and start weeding out all the things we did." He is already smacking his lips over the power play. "He must be looking at Mario and Coffey and thinking he woke up in heaven," Cunniff said. "That's his thing, the power play." Trebelhorn: Powell deserved a victory Ex-Mariners pitcher battles back By Andy Baggot Sports reporter MILWAUKEE Dennis Powell did not get what he probably deserved Wednesday afternoon. He gave the Milwaukee Brewers 7l3 quality innings as their starting pitcher against the New York Yankees and left the game with a two-run lead, having given up seven hits and recorded a career-high eight strikeouts. But the Yankees rallied for three runs against reliever Chuck Crim and claimed a 5-4 victory at County Stadium. "Powell deserved better than a no-decision," Manager Tom Trebelhorn said. But Powell, a soft-spoken lefthander, appeared to handle the disappointment well throughout post-game interviews. Given where he has been and what he has endured recently, it should almost be second nature. For one thing, he was released when the Seattle Mariners trimmed their roster from 27 to 25 players in May. The Mariners tried to send Powell to Class AAA Calgary, but he refused. Milwaukee acquired him May 7 after he cleared waivers and assigned him to Class AAA Denver. He was called up June 15 and allowed nine hits and four earned runs in 3 innings during a 5-3 loss to Cleveland that night. He rebounded well. "I had good command of three pitches and was mixing them up pretty good," Powell said. . "My slider was very good. It helped me set up the rest of my pitches." Powell, 26, has been forced to rebound before, but on a far more difficult level. In the span of one year, Powell lost three older brothers Bennie, 33, Jimmy, 31, and Calvin, 27 and nephew Dominic in two car accidents. They occurred on the same stretch of road, U.S. Highway 319, which runs in front of Powell's home in Norman Park, Ga. Dennis Powell is the lone surviving son of Bennie and Lucille Powell. He told Tim Luke of the Moultrie (Ga.) Observer that thoughts of his brothers motivate him in his pursuits. "I'm not going to say it affects what I'm doing, but I think about them every day," Powell said. "And I'm going to continue to think about them every day. Peoria's Lutz blanks Muskies on four hits State Journal staff Several years ago, Peoria pitcher Chris Lutz was known as the other pitcher as the University of Michigan was dominating the Big Ten Conference. Lutz found himself pitching in obscurity, as left-hander Jim Abbott was grabbing all the headlines en route to winning a Sullivan Award as this country's top amateur athlete. The Madison Muskies discovered on Wednesday night that Lutz is a pretty good pitcher in his own right. Lutz allowed four hits and struck out 14 to lead the Chiefs to a 4-0 Midwest League victory over the Muskies before a crowd of 3,217 at Warner Park. Lutz's (8-5) effort left Madison, the first half Northern Division champion, with a 3-1 record in the second half, while Peoria improved to 1-3. While the Peoria right-hander was handcuffing Madison hitters, the Chiefs' offense was busy making the evening miserable for Muskies starter Gavin Osteen (4-6). Osteen was saddled with all four Chiefs runs, allowing 10 hits and walking three in five innings. U.S. DIVERS SCUBA SALE SAVE W TO 25 Masks - Fins - Snorkels Regulators - B.C.'s - Tanks Computers - Bags - Gauges Now Through July 3rd 2 tfo ontana Corner State & Johnson -Downtown Open Mon. & Thur. til 8:00 p.m. BREWERS NOTES 'I had good command of three pitches and was mixing them up pretty good. My slider was very good. It helped me set up the rest of my pitches.' Dennis Powell "They were very close to me and to just lose them, and so suddenly, it's going to be around for a while." Cost control: Ever stop to consider the upper echelon of the Brewers' payroll and their current level of contribution? v Center fielder Robin Yount ($3.2 million this season) is in the midst of a baffling offensive slump. A career .292 hitter, he is hitting 50 points under that after Wednesday's loss. v Second baseman Paul Molitor ($2.4 million) is on the 21-day disabled list and projected to be out of action until August after surgery Wednesday to repair a broken knuckle on his left hand. v Pitcher Teddy Higuera ($2.1 million) is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin muscle. He has a 5-1 record and American League-leading 1.78 ERA, but injuries have limited him to just 10 starts. f Reliever Dan Plesac ($1.4 million) has an 0-3 record, 6.15 earned run average and 12 saves in 16 opportunities. s Meanwhile, designated hitter Dave Parker ($1.2 million) has a .314 average and a club-leading 41 runs batted in. However, he was hitting .200 (12 for 60) in his last 15 games before getting a pair of singles and an RBI Wednesday. Pitching update: According to Trebelhorn, it is possible Higuera will go out on a rehabilitation assignment before his stint on the disabled list is complete. The lefthander is scheduled to come off the DL June 29. Also, Bill Wegman (21-day DL, right elbow tendinitis) will throw in the bullpen Friday as a final tuneup before going out on a rehab assignment. MIDWEST LEAGUE Bill St. Peter provided Lutz with all the offense he would need when he led off the top of the fourth inning with his fourth home run of the season. Peoria added a pair of runs in the fifth inning to make it 3-0 and closed out the scoring in the sixth on Kraig Washington's run-scoring single. Madison will resume its six-game homestand tonight when it faces the Beloit Brewers at Warner Park starting at 7. PEORIA Ob Washington If 5 MADISON Tlnsley cf Abbott ss r h Hi 1 1 1 1 2 0 r h bi too Cole 2b 1 1 Castellano 3b 0 1 2 2 0 Shockey lb Beck dh Vice 2b Lydy It Simmons rf Armas 3b Mercedes c Totals St. Peter ss Smith dh Murphy ct Francisco rf Franco lb Robinson c Totals Peoria 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 3 2 30 2 2 412 O0O 121 000 Modison E - Abbott. Shockey. DP Peoria 1. LOB - Peo- rlo 10, Modison 5. 2B - Robinson. HR - St. Peter (4). SB - Franco (3). S - Francisco, Robinson. IP H R ER BB SO Peoria Lutz W (8-5) 4 0 0 2 14 Modison Osteen L (4-4) 5 10 4 4 3 0 Meilo 1 0O0OO Mohler 2 2 0 0 0 0 Peek 1 0 0 0 0 0 Balk - Lutz. T - 2:36. Att. - 3,217. ports 257-5043

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