The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 17, 1996, Page 8, Image 8

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“Night of Champions”
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“Night of Champions”
Friday, April 19
at Memorial Stadium
Gates will be open at 5:30 p.m. to the first 50,000.
Seating available in North, West and South stadiums only.
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Police investigate
player’s murder
Wrap up
Police investigating the murders of
University of Miami football player
Marlin Barnes and a female friend
have interviewed the woman’s ex
Barnes and Timwanika
Lumpkins, both 22, were killed
Saturday with a blunt instrument,
police said. The 6-foot, 210-pound
reserve linebacker was found dead
in his campus apartment by his
roommate. Lumpkins died on the
way to a hospital.
Both were bashed severely about
the head and upper torso, said po
lice spokesman Mike McDonald.
No murder weapon was found, and
there have been no arrests.
Bames was seen leaving a South
Beach nightclub Friday night. He
had attended a party there as part of
a charity event culminating in a
Miami Dolphins-Dallas Cowboys
basketball game.
The woman’s ex-boyfriend,
Anthony Dennis, was questioned
by homicide detectives and has ac
counted for all his time Friday and
Saturday, McDonald said.
“He appears to be OK. He ’ s very
cooperative,” McDonald said.
Lumpkins’ grandmother, Eliza
beth McQueen, said last week that
her granddaughter said Dennis had
roughed her up and that she was
going to seek a restraining order.
A woman who lived below the
apartment Lumpkins and Dennis
shared until recently said the two
often argued violently.
“He used to try to scare her,”
Patrice Williams said. “But she was
crazy about him.”
Homicide investigators said they
hadn ’t ruled anyone out as suspects.
“They are checking up on ex
boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, people
who might have had grudges against
them,” McDonald said, “telephone
records, everything.”
Bulldog star
enters draft
Mississippi State junior Dontae’
Jones has hired an agent, ensuring
the end of his collegiate basketball
Jones, who in his only season
helped the Bulldogs reach their first
NCAA Final Four, said in a state
ment that he would skip his senior
season at Mississippi State and en
ter the NBA draft.
Jones averaged 14.6 points and
6.8 rebounds per game last season,
but was at top form during the
postseason, earning most valuable
player honors at both the South
eastern Conference tournament and
the NCAA Southeast Regional.
After the Bulldogs lost to Syra
cuse in the national semifinals on
March 30, Jones said his decision
on t he NBA draft depended on when
he would be drafted.
Golf team
takes first
at tourney
From Staff Reports
The Nebraska men ’ s gol f team won
the Shocker Classic on Tuesday in
Wichita, Kan., with a four-day total of
896, blowing away Drake, which fin
ished second at 913.
Comhusker freshman Josh Mad
den won the individual title with a 221.
Madden tied Steve Friesen and Jacques
Paiement of Nebraska and Chris
Peterson of Iowa State, but picked up
a birdie on the first playoff hole to
claim the title.
Nebraska’s Trent Morrison finished
28th and Ryan Nietfeldt placed 61st.
The Huskers, who led by only six
strokes going into the final day of
competition, shot a 298 Tuesday to
secure the championship.
Iowa State placed third, Kansas
State fourth and Kansas fifth.
play today
From Staff Reports
The Nebraska softball team steps
out of conference play today as the
Cornhuskers play host to Northern
Iowa in a doubleheader starting at 1:30
p.m. at the NU Softball Complex.
Nebraska, 29-13 overall and 5-2 in
the Big 12, is coming off a weekend in
which it won two ofthree games against
Texas A&M.
After today’s doubleheader, the
Huskers travel to Oklahoma for three
games over the weekend with the Soon
crs. Nebraska plays Creighton at home
next Wednesday.
Continued from Page 7
City, Mo., said he expected Berringer
to be drafted between the third and
sixth rounds.
“From everything I’ve heard, this is
going to be a strange draft,” Kremer
said. “Wide receivers and offensive
tackles arc very strong in the draft. But
it doesn’t look as if a quarterback will
be taken until the second round, which
won’t help Brook.”
Kremer said he had received in
quiries about the 6-foot-4,220-pound
Berringer from the Kansas City Chiefs,
Denver Broncos, New York Giants
and Cincinnati Bengals.
Both Berringer and Kremer said
professional teams had expressed con
cern over Berringer’s lack of playing
During Nebraska’s march to its sec
ond national championship, Berringer,
backing up Tommie Frazier, played in
10 games but never started. Berringer
averaged 3.9 yards on 21 carries and
completed 51 percent of his passes for
252 yards, no interceptions or touch
With Frazier on the shelf for much
of the 1994 season, Berringer started
seven games, completing 62 percent
of his passes for 1,295 yards and 10
touchdowns. Although he didn’t start
in the Orange Bowl, Berringer, who is
the No. 10 all-time leading passer in
Comhusker history, led Nebraska to
its first touchdown.
~-“If what they’re looking at is an
athlete and somebody who can play
the position, then they would like to
have me,” Berringer said. “Sure, they
would like to have seen me get more
experience, but that didn’t happen.”
Berringer said he had no prefer
ence among the NFL teams.
“I would just be happy getting
drafted,” Berringer said. “It would be
nice to go a little higher, but you just
never know.”
Although his workouts at the NFL
Combines in Indianapolis in February
went well, Berringer said, he sti 11 hasn ’t
heard from any one team that has a
strong interest.
I But Krcmcr said that was common
for players not expected to be selected
in the first round.
“Very seldom do you hear ofa team
expressing interest in a player,” Krcmer
said. “Usually, a player is taken by a
team you have never heard from that
pops up and takesjou ”... w
Physically, Berringer said he would
need to improve before taking on the
linemen and linebackers of the NFL.
“Everybody at this level is going to
need to work on something,” Berringer
said. “I’m not concerned, but all I’m
looking for is an opportunity.”
Berringer graduated in December,
and has spent most of his time in
Goodland since the Huskers’ Fiesta
Bowl win. He was in Lincoln last month
to work out for pro scouts at Cook
Pavilion and will be back again later
this week for Friday night’s “Night of
Champions” celebration at Memorial
He will be awarded a champion
ship ring, saluted for a second straight
national title and may make a surprise
appearance on stage.
Berringer is friends with Mark
Miller, the lead singer of Sawyer
Brown, the county music group that
will perform at the end of the celebra
tion. Berringer said Miller had been
urging the quarterback to show otThis
musical talent for the crowd.
Continued from Page 7
was named the MVP of the postseason
Nee said he had not talked to
Strickland since Nebraska’s final game
on March 29. But Nee said Strickland’s
MVP performance helped increase his
draft position.
Both Boone and Strickland can use
this time of year to fine-tune things for
a possible NBA career, Nee said.
“Now is the time of year to work on
basic fundamentals and stay sharp,”
Nee said. “They have just played bas
ketball for six months, and everyone
knows they have the ability to move
The final major camp before the
draft, Blake said, is in Chicago during
the first week of June.
Strickland said he had been invited
to that camp.
Although the tryout camps are im
portant, Nee said, scouts already know
how Boone and Strickland are capable
of playing.
“It comes down to who can get a >
little break,” Nee said. “They’ve seen
them play for four years.”
Continued from Page 7
Nebraska struck first in the second
inning when third baseman Pete
Jenkins drilled an RBI double, scoring
Todd Sears, who doubled earlier in the
inning. Kansas responded with a run in
the bottom of the third when shortstop
Joe DeMarco scored after a Josh Dalton
error on a grounder by Isaac Byrd.
Kansas starter Mario Opirari
pitched six innings, allowing five hits
and one run with three strikeouts.
Opirari, who entered Tuesday’s game
with a 10.80 eamed-run average, made
a strong bid for his first victory of the
season, but ended with a no decision.
The Huskers went up 2-1 in the top
of the eighth on a walk to Jenkins with
the bases loaded, scoring left fielder
Matt Meyer, who was hit by a pitch to
reach base.
But Kansas battled back, scoring in
the bottom half of the inning after
Driscoll walked Byrd and committed
an error, which allowed the Jayhawk
center fielder to moved to third base.
Byrd scored on a sacrifice fly by Josh
The Huskers loaded the bases in the
eight and ninth inning with only out
but failed to score both times.
In the tenth, Kansas’ Nick Frank
reached base on an error by Husker
second baseman Larry Hartzell. Eric
Vann pinch ran and moved to third
when Byrd reached first on another
error by Driscoll.
After an intentional walk to Kliner
that loaded the bases with no one out.
Josh Dimmick singled up the middle
to end the game.
Casey Barrett pitched 2 2/3 innings
to earn the win for the Jayhawks, im
proving his record to 2-2. Driscoll fell
to 2-2. Nebraska center fielder Francis
Collins singled in the ninth inning and
finished the game 1 for 3, extending
his hitting streak to 22 games.
“John (Sanders) is a formidable
opponent,” Kansas coach Bobby
Randall said.