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Thursday, November 2, 1995 Page 7
Dunston to Sandberg to Grace.
These words once again may be
mumbled out of Harry Caray’s
mouth this spring as Ryne
Sandberg announced that he would
come out of retirement and rejoin
the Chicago Cubs.
Sandberg’s return — along with
Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace
— may be just what the Cubs need
to make it into the postseason in
In Sandberg’s-book, “Second to
Home,” he said that the one thing
he regretted was not ever playing
in the World Series and winning it
When he surprised the nation on
June 13,1994, with his retirement,
the Cubs were in last place, and
Sandberg said it became apparent
that the Cubs were not going to the
postseason in 1994.
But things are different in Chi
More specifically, general man
ager Larry Himes was fired and
replaced with Andy MacPhail from
the Minnesota Twins.
In Sandberg’s opinion, Himes
had ruined the team. Maybe one
of the biggest examples was Himes
not re-signing Greg Maddux after
the 1992 season.
All Maddux did was win the Cy
Young award with one of the worst
teams in baseball.
Since then, Maddux has made
a bid with the Braves to have the
Cy YoungAward renamed the Greg
Sandberg began to feel the urge
to make a comeback when he
watched with the rest of the nation
as Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s
consecutive games streak.
“Pretty awesome,” Sandberg
said. “That made me miss it.”
Then in a private suite at
Wrigley Field, he watched the
Cubs make a run at the playoffs on
the final weekend of the season
against the Houston Astros.
His decision was made.
He sat down with his new wife
Margaret, and there was not much
“He’d been busy all morning,”
Margaret Sandberg told The Asso
ciated Press. “So finally when we
had a chance to sit and talk, he said,
real calmly, ‘Everybody’s asking
me if I’m coming back.’ And he
had a huge smile on his face. I
looked at him and said, ‘Ryne,
you’re going to go back and play.’
And he goes, ‘I am?’ I just knew
that’s what he wanted to do.”
Tuesday he made it official.
Things are changing in Chi
cago, and there should be a hew
excitement at Wrigley Field next
“I liked what I saw,” Sandberg
said. “The change of attitude was
something that I liked. I missed
being at Wrigley Field every day,
being part of the team, having fun.
That’s what I’m going back for.”
Walkenhorst is a senior advertising
and broadcasting major and a Daily Ne
braskan sports reporter and columnist
Nebraska’s Jaime Krondak digs the ball during the Huskers’ victory over Kansas State Wednesday night at the NU Coliseum.
NU wins 19th consecutive match
By Trevor Parks
The Nebraska volleyball team took
advantage of another team that wasn’t
as talented as the Cornhuskers are
But that is about to end as the
Huskers prepare to play three top 15
teams in the next 10 days.
The Cornhuskers improved to 20
1 and 10-0 in the conference with a
15-4, 15-9, 15-5 victory over Kansas
State, 16-8 and 3-6, in front of a
crowd of 2,188 fans at the NU Coli
seum Wednesday night.
Coach Terry Pettit said the Husk
ers needed to make some adjustments
before playing at No. 7 Texas Satur
“We’ve been playing very good
teams that I don’t think believed they
could beat us,” Pettit said. “We
haven’t gotten the competition we’ve
In the meantime, Nebraska has
won 57 straight games and 19 straight
matches. Wednesday night, the Husk
ers continued to roll along, holding
the Wildcats to a hitting percentage
of -.009. Kansas State also made
many errors that led to Nebraska
In the first game, Nebraska scored
seven points on Kansas State miscues.
After leading 3-2, Nebraska closed
out the game by outscoring the Wild
cats 12-2 to win 15-4.
In the second game, Nebraska
struggled. With the score tied at four,
Nebraska scored four straight points
to take an 8-4 lead. But the Wildcats
clawed back on Husker hitting errors.
Allison Weston hit a shot long,
followed by two Lisa Reitsma shots
that went wide, closing the game to
8-7. Then Nebraska put together a
run. Weston would go on to have a
match-high 16 kills.
After pulling ahead 9-7, the Husk
ers scored four straight points with
Weston serving. It started with a block
by Jen McFadden and Christy
Johnson. Another Kansas State error
led to Nebraska’s 11th point, and af
ter an ace by Weston, Toie Young hit
a shot wide to give the Huskers a 13
Nebraska eventually won the game
15-9 on Jaime Krondak’s only kill of
Kansas State coach Jim Moore
said his team didn’t play well in the
first two games, especially in the sec
“I was angry in the beginning be
cause they rolled over and died,”
Moore said'. “That was an ugly game.”
The third game began with Ne
braska taking a 9-0 lead. After that,
Kansas State put up a battle. Nebraska
scored one point in the next two rota
tions to take a 10-2 lead. Two more
Wildcat errors gave the Huskers a 12
3 lead, and the match ended with Kate
DeClerk hitting the ball into the net.
Moore said the only time his team
played well was when Nebraska took
a 9-0 lead in the third game.
“We did some silly things to get
down 9-0,” Moore said. “After that
they outscored us 6-5, and we made
a lot of sideouts. If we sustain that
level, we will play better.”
— Freshman Renee Saunders sat
out Wednesday’s match with a pain
in her right foot. Pettit said X-rays
were taken, but were negative.
Saunders also missed practice Tues
Top running back Davis
to test Nebraska defense
By Derek Samson
Nebraska fans will get a chance to
see the best running back in the coun
And it is not Lawrence Phillips,
who will return after being suspended
for six games.
Rather, it is Iowa State’s Troy
Davis, who leads the nation with
1,526 yards rushing.
Davis said the key to his success
was his ability to keep going after an
“What I’m doing that’s special is
that I have real good balance,” Davis
said. “I stick my hand out and just
push myself up. I just love to keep my
Last week, Oklahoma State’s de
fense was Davis’ latest victim, as the
sophomore from Miami rushed 37
times for 202 yards.
Oklahoma State coach Bob
Simmons said he thought the Cow
boys would be able to slow Davis
“We thought we had a good defen
sive game plan for him,” Simmons
With three games remaining, ISU's Troy Davis
needs 474 yards to reach the 2,000-yard mark.
Only four other running backs have rushed for
more than 2,000 yards.
Player Att Yards
Barry Sanders 344 2,628
Marcus Allen 403 2,342
Mike Rozier 275 2,148
Rashaan Salaam 298 2,055
Troy Davis 252 1,526
said. “But the stats speak for itself.
He deserves all the credit in the world
for what he’s accomplished. He’s
one of the best in the country.”
But as Davis creeps closer to the
2,000-yard mark — a feat only four
other running backs in NCAA history
have accomplished — he still re
mains somewhat concealed.
Iowa State coach Dan McCamey
blamed that on the Cyclones’ lack of
“We haven’t had the national ex
posure we hoped to as a team,” he
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will play vital roles
By Mike Kluck
Basketball fans will have to buy
a program this year to tell who’s
who when attending Big Eight
Five Big Eight players were
drafted by National Basketball As
sociation teams. Oklahoma State’s
Bryant Reeves, Iowa State’s Loren
Meyer and Fred Hoiberg,
Colorado’s Donnie Boyce and
Kansas’ Greg Ostertag all made the
jump to the professional ranks.
Because of that, all the Big
Eight coaches said freshmen may
play a role in determining the
Nebraska coach Danny Nee said
the Cornhuskers’ three redshirt and
two true freshmen would have to
contribute for the Cornhuskers to
improve on last year’s seventh
place conference finish.
“Those freshmen, we think are
talented enough to help our bas
ketball team,” Nee said. “On pa
per we think we have improved
ourselves; now it’s just playing our
schedule and seeing what happens
when we get to conference.”
One freshman who should see
a lot of playing time. Nee said, is
Tyronn Lue. Luc was selected as a
Big Eight preseason freshman-of
Nee said Nebraska’s success,
however, wouldn’t ride on fresh
men alone. He said his seniors also
would be vital to the Huskers’ suc
cess this season.
Jaron Boone, the Big Eight’s
second-leading returning scorer, is
back for the Huskers this season
along with senior guard Erick
Strickland. Strickland has been se
lected by Athlon Magazine as first
team All-Big Eight and named the
Big Eight’s best defender by The
See BIG EIGHT on 8'
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