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WGISTs Harry Caray
in critical condition
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif.
(AP) - Harry Caray - the beloved
Chicago Cubs broadcaster known
for his exuberant “Holy cow!” -
collapsed at a
with his wife.
was listed in
Qgrgy tion Sunday at
Medical Center. Hospital
spokesman Jim Ellis said Caray’s
wife, Dutchie, asked that no far
ther details be released.
Garay’s stepdaughter, Tunie
Wells, said doctors said he defi
nitely did not have a stroke.
Dutchie Caray told WGN
radio, the Cubs’ flagship station,
that her husband collapsed
Saturday night after he leaned on a
table that gave way. Wells told
Chicago radio station WMAQ that
Caray put his hand on the table
when he stood to acknowledge the
crowd after someone pointed out
he was in the restaurant
“I do not believe that he suf
fered a heart attack and fell,” Wells
said. “I believe he fell, and if his
heartbeat stopped it was because
of the trauma to the head.”
Caray’s son-in-law, Coley
Newell, told The Associated Press
that Caray was still unconscious
but was breathing on his own.
“The feeling amongstihe family
is that there’s no grave concern yet
because he is stable,” Newell said.
A report of Caray’s collapse
was first confirmed by Ron
Marino, a former scout for the
Kansas City Royals who knows
“Everybody was stunned,”
Marino said. “It took awhile for
the paramedics to get there. They
worked on him for a long time, but
there were no signs of life.”
Caray, who has an offseason
home in neighboring Palm
Springs, had a stroke in 1987 and
cut back his broadcasting last year.
After die stroke, and especially in
recent years, he has made an
increasing number of on-air mis
takes - misidentifying players and
Sooners succumb to NU
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Sooners and looked relaxed. He was
also impressed with her seven
rebounds, which, along with
Thompson’s seven, led the team.
“It’s a confidence thing,”
Schwartz said. “My brother told me
tonight after the game that I looked
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“My teammates are getting more
and more confidant in me because
Pm getting more and more confi
dence in myself. When you relax anc
play everything just comes to you.”
The game also came tc
Thompson in the second half.
The senior from Springfield
Mo., missed her only shot in die firs
half but connected on 5 of 6 in the
second h&lf to finish with 10 points.
Women netters beat Tulsa
The Nebraska women’s tennis
team got a 6-3 win at Tulsa Saturday.
After the Golden Hurricane won
two of three doubles matches, NU
took over in singles.
NU won five of six and the
Comhusker’s only loss came at No. 1
singles. Sophomore Sandra Noetzel
lost a three-set match to Tulsa’s
No. 2 singles Lisa Hart and No. 6
singles Danica Hardy each won
Men’s tennis splits duals
The Nebraska men’s tennis team
split a pair of dual matches to open
the Big 12 Conference season.
The Cornhuskers (4-3 overall, 1-1
in the Big 12) didn’t drop a match
Saturday against Missouri, defeating
the Tigers 7-0.
Dmko Verzi and Markus
Beigerheim won at No. 1 doubles 8
2. At No. 1 singles, Verzi defeated
MU’s Luke Woodward 6-1,6-0.
NU lost to ninth-ranked Texas (5
0 and 1-0) 7-0 in the first of two
Gymnasts set record in win
A Bob Devaney Sports Center
record 49.150 on the balance beam
sparked die Nebraska women's gym
nastics team to a 194.950-193.775
victory over Iowa State Sunday.
A season-high 194.950 and sea
son-high team scores in the vault and
balance beam excited Coach Dan
“I am really pleased,” Kendig
said. “We can’t rest on this. We have
to work even harder.”
All six of the Huskers hit their
beam routines - led by Laurie
McLaughlin’s first-place score of
9.875. Amy Ringo set a personal
record 9.65 while finishing eighth.
NU’s 48.600 vault score betterec
its previous best of 48.05 set agains
Misty Oxford won her third all
around of the season by scoring i
career-best 39.30 in the all-around.
Nicole Wilkinson and Jess Swif
set personal-best scores on the floo
exercise with 9.850 scores.
Bowlers claim league title
In the final meet in the Grea
Plains Conference this season, th<
Nebraska women’s bowling tean
secured a league title.
NU junior Jennifer Daugherty
from Bloomington, 111., led th<
women’s team with an average o
205. Jen Davis, a sophomore fron
Lincoln, led Nebraska in match
game points. Both Daugherty am
Davis were named to the all-confer
Voss tosses shutout
Backed by a complete-gami
shutout by sophomore Jenny Voss, thi
Nebraska softball team defeated Ca
Poly SLO 1-0 Sunday and improve!
to 4-2. /
The Comhuskers advanced to thi
semifinal round of the Paradis*
Classic in Honolulu to face Hawai
late Sunday evening.
NU shortstop Ali Viola singlet
home second baseman Jennife
Lizama in the seventh inning to scor
the lone run of die game.
Through die first six games of th
tournament, Voss posted a 3-1 recon
and allowed just two runs in 24 1/:
Men’s golfers lose first dual
Despite 72s by Steve Freisen an*
Josh Madden, NU menls golf lost 29
to 291 to New Mexico State Sunday.
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By Sam McKewon
Sometimes victory is found in the
least likely of places.
With 14:24 remaining in the sec
ond half Saturday, things didn’t look
good for the Nebraska men’s basket
ball team. The Comhuskers trailed
39-29 to Baylor, and their star point
guard Tyronn Lue lay at midcourt - a
hurt victim of a collision with 6-foot
10, 250-pound BU forward Brian
Then, Nebraska reversed its bad
Behind a trapping defense, the
Huskers ran off 21 straight points -
including 12 without Lue - to turn a
10-point deficit into a 66-55 victory
over the Bears in front of a lively
crowd of 10,103 fans at the Bob
Devaney Sports Center.
Nebraska moved to 15-10 overall
and 6-6 in the Big 12 Conference.
The Bears fell to 11-11 and 6-6. Both
are in a six-way tie for third in the Big
“The whole game is spurts,” NU
Coach Danny Nee said. “It’s about
taking care of the ball and causing
Up until Lue’s injury, the Huskers
J didn’t do a lot of either.
‘ Nebraska’s pressure defense
failed at times in die first half, as BU
1 hit six 3-pointers and Skinner, who
was a first team All-Big 12 selection
last season, was 4 of 4 from the field
with eight points. Baylor led 33-28
after20minutes. c r
The second half began much the
same. NU scored only one point in
the first 6:36 before Skinner fell on
Lue’s right arm, causing him to come
out of the game.
“It hurt. It hurt bad,” Lue said. “I
1 thought it was real bad at first, but it
t is more of a stinger.”
That’s when the Huskers went on
their most decisive - and maybe most
i important-run of the season.
It started with forward Larry
t Florence’s 15-foot jumper from the
• baseline. Forward Andy Markowski
tied the game at 39 with a 10-footer.
Florence then got a steal and a dunk
to give Nebraska the lead for good at
41-39 with 10:13 remaining,
t The Huskers held the Bears
; scoreless for 8:18 during the run.
[ Nebraska’s 2-1-2 trap served as a
catalyst for the run. NU used die trap
in the first half with limited success
\ but changed it in the second half. The
f Huskers pinned BU’s guards on the
L sideline, while forcing 13 turnovers
in the final 20 minutes and holding
l the Bears to just 6 of 31 shots (19.4
“We didn’t handle the pressure
well,” said Skinner, who led the Bears
with 15 points. “Therefore we didn’t
get a lot of good looks, and they were
making us speed a lot more than we
That stretch was even more
impressive considering most of it
came without Lue.
“That whole part of the game
gave us a little motivation,” said
Florence, who finished the contest
with 10 points. “Our main man was
out, and we knew everybody had to
step it up.”
Lue did return to the game in the
second half, scoring 13 points,
including seven from the free-throw
line. Despite the injury, he finished
with 21 points and said he would be
in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s
game at home against Missouri.
Center Venson Hamilton added
12 points and 10 rebounds and held
Skinner four points below his aver
age. NU freshman forward Chad
Johnson got his second start of the
season and had six points and three
The Bears had 37 3-point
attempts in die game, setting a record
in attempts for any Husker opponent
But Baylor made just nine 3s, good
for only 24 percent.
“That was ridiculous,” Nee said.
“Their game is fast break or get it into
Skinner. We took them out of their
; ' . , J ’ ...
NU FRESHMAN FORWARD Chad Johnson, who made his second career start
Saturday against Baylor, attempts a shot over BU guard Roddrick Miller.
Johnson finished with six points in the Hnskers’ 66-55 victory.
By Sarah Dose
The Nebraska wrestling team
; called upon Temoer Terry and Ryan
; Tobin to help avenge an early season
i setback to Michigan State.
One month after the Spartans
1 beat Nebraska at the Cliff Keen
r National Duals, the Cornhuskers
i finally got to answer back with a
healthy lineup - one that included
; both Terry and Tobin.
1 The lOth-ranked Huskers (9-5)
5 defeated No. 11 Michigan State 28-6
Sunday at the Bob Devaney Sports
Center^ indoor track arena. ,
“Temoer and Tobin are going in
exactly the right direction to botii be
i national champions,” NU Coach Tim
l Neumann said
Not only are those two doing
their jobs, he said, but the team is also
enjoying its success.
“We are going the exact direction
we want to be going right now,”
Neumann said. “This team is a team
when everybody is in the lineup.”
Neumann said wrestling with
Tarry and Tobin against the Spartans
this time gave everyone else confi
dence - both personally and as a
Top-ranked Terry (158 pounds)
beat Michigan State’s No. 20 Greg
DeGrand 11-3 in a match that didn’t
really get going until the third period.
“I wasn't waiting, but I guess I
just wasn’t thinking as well,” Terry
said. “He stayed on my head, and
once I was finally able to get out, 1
got to run die score up. He just kind
of slowed me down.”
Tobin (190) also had a big win,
posting a 15-0 shutout against Nick
Muzashvili. Seven of his points came
in the third period.
Nebraska got wins from every
one except its lightweights. Paul
Gomez (11$) lost 3-0 to top-ranked
Gomez said he was disappointed,
especially since his last two wins
were against ranked wrestlers.
“It’s hard to come back and go
against the number one guy,” Gomez
said. “But I still feel great. I'll get
him next time” '
Nebraska’s only other loss went
to Jeramie Welder at 126 pounds.
Seventh-ranked Brad Vering
managed a 12-4 win, improving his
record to 29-6.
With only a month until the
NCAA Championships, Neumann
said he remained Confident in his
“We’ve finally gotten on a roll,” j
Neumann said. “I think we’re train
ing harder because we’re seeing real
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