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Mizzou player faces felony drug charges
they'll need for the early season
schedule. Beyond that trip
through the wringer, there’s still
upstart Kansas, Iowa State and,
of course, CU's red menace -
Nebraska - to deal with.
Colorado still exudes confi
dence quietly. Standing alone at
the Big 12 Media Days, Graham
rattled off a team philosophy
about the tough schedule.
“We’re not backing off," he
said. “We can win every game
we play. We’re not going to be
happy with one or two losses
coming out of that early sched
■ Police find 100 pounds of
marijuana in McPherson's car;
starting comerback faces up to
15 years in prison.
MEXICO. Mo. - Missouri
comerback John McPherson
faces felony drug charges after
police said they found about 100
pounds of marijuana in his car.
McPherson, 20, a sopho
more from Kansas City, could
face up to 15 years in prison if
Coach Larry Smith suspend
ed McPherson from the team
earlier this month. His team
mates were told of the drug
charges following Wednesday’s
“I was shocked, because
John didn’t carry himself like
that,” senior comerback Julian
Jones said. “I guess he was
around the wrong people at the
wrong time. I feel sorry for him.
He doesn’t have a friend in the
world right now.
Everybody’s looking down
on him. But, you know, people
McPherson was arrested last
month in Lafayette County,
about 40 miles East of Kansas
According to a probable
cause affidavit obtained by the
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a car
driven by McPherson was pulled
over on July 27 on Interstate 70
for following another car too
closely and not driving within a
After receiving permission
from McPherson to search the
car, a patrolman found about
100 pounds of marijuana in the
trunk of the car, inside a shoe
box and two plastic bags, police
Police also reported finding
$4,031 in the car’s center con
McPherson was arraigned
July 28 and charged with sec
ond-degree drug trafficking, a
Class B felony that carries a sen
tence of five to 15 years in
McPherson was held until
7 was shocked because John didn't carry himself
like that. I guess he was around the wrong peo
ple at the wrong time. I feel sorry for him. He
doesn't have a friend in the world right now. "
, jj| Missouri cornerback
July 31, when he was released
after posting bond on $50,000
No trial date has been set
McPherson starred as both a
running back and a comerback
at Schlagle High in Kansas City,
At Missouri, he was voted
the Tigers’ special-teams player
of the year after the 1999 season.
He played in all 11 games,
recording 19 tackles, and scored
the Tigers' first touchdown of
the season when he returned a
blocked punt 9 yards against
McPherson won the weak
side cornerback job during
spring practice. Now, sopho
more Terrence Curry is filling
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was very impressive,” said
Solich, who limited the option
game due to the weather. ”1
thought they ran very hard and,
at times, ran very smart”
The defense looked impres
sive at times, recording four
sacks. The No. 1 defense was
able to hold the No. 1 offense
scoreless in their two head to
The Blackshirts did give up a
score to the No. 2 offense on a
touchdown pass from Lord to
Ttoy Hassebroek for 51 yards.
NU came out of the scrim
mage with a few bumps and
bruises and only one major
injury. Tim Green, a redshirt
freshman lineman, will be out
for die year after dislocating his
"All in all, it was not a bad
scrimmage,” Solich said. "We
will take a look at the tapes and
see what areas we need to work
on to improve.”
^ August 25th
5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
outdoor festival with musk, activities and food.
Performances by jazz and blues bands, dance and theatre.
Gallery walks and film theater shorts.
Bridge -building, star toss, stage combat, clay designs, and more.
Looking where to be? This is where it's @.
Sponsored by 4« freshm* bpwience task font
and Ik University fropram Council
• Tennis Singles, Tennis Double, Team Tennis, Slow Pitch
Softball, Mud Volleyball Tournament and Flag Foot
Registration Aug. 21-29
• Softball Officials Trainings Aug 23-24 @ 4:30pm in
• All-Student Meeting will be Aug. 24 @ 5pm in Ne
braska Union. All interested students should attend.
• Punt, Pass, & Kick Contest @ Cather-Pound Fields.
Pie-registration not required.
• Rag Football Officials Trainings Aug. 29-30 @ 4:30pm
in Nebraska Union.
• Pre-Season Rag Football Tournament, Rag Football
(M,W), and Golf Tournament
Registration Aug. 39-Sept 12
• Cross Country Meet Aug. 31. Pre-registration not
• Softball Managers Meeting Aug. 31 @ 5pm in Ne
• Rag Football Managers Meeting Aug. 31 @ 5pm in
Fftnmmm & Wmlln—s Smnrlcmm
• Try out fitness classes during the FREE Week of Fit
ness Aug. 21-27. FitCards required starting Aug. 28.
• Receive a 10% discount on fall semester FitCards pur
chased between Aug. 14-25. FitCards can be pur
chased at the Campus Rec Center and East Campus
Activities Building and are payroll deductible for fac
• Magnum ADvAntage Training Equipment Dedication
Aug. 30 @ 4pm in Weight Training Room. Open to
• ClubFit Kickoff Aug. 30 @4:30-6pm, CREC. ClubFit
is self-directed program to enhance physical and men
tal well-being through exercise and provides various
incentives for achievements. $5.00 membership fee in
eludes t-shirt and newsletter subscription to The Fitness
Connection. Call 472-9480 for more details.
• 15-60 minutes sessions available from licensed mas
sage therapists who will help relax, relieve stress and
rehabilitate injuries. Call 472-0738 or visit the MT Of
fice in 230 CREC for prices and schedules.
• Introduction to Aerobic Fitness Class Aug. 29 &. 31,
(T/Th) 1:10-1:50pm Pre-registration recommended.
• Elkfaom Day Canoeing Aug. 26
• Apple Cider Bike Tour Aug. 27
Rtgiitraliou. NOW-Aug. 23
• Ozarks Caving/Backpack Trip Sept 1-4
Registration: NOW-Aug. 24
• Upper Niobrara Canoeing Sept. 1-4
Registration: NOW -Aug. 24
• Palisades Rock Climbing Sept 8-10
Registration: NOW-Aug. 2S
• Complete listing of Fall 2000 Trips is available on the
Campus Recreation website or visit the Outdoor Rec
• Indoor Climbing Wall Safety Classes - Level I will be
held Aug. 22 (6-8:30pm), Aug. 24 (4-6:30pm), Aug. 26
(2:30-5pm), Aug. 29 (6-8:30pm), and Aug. 31(4-6:30
pm). Level II and additional Level I classes will
be offered in September.
• Men’s Rugby vs. Lincoln City Aug. 25 @ 8pm, Mabel
• Sport Club Council Meeting Aug. 23 @ 4:45pm, 55
CREC. Practice confirmations will be available.
• Sport Club Council Meeting Aug. 30 @ 4:45pm, 55
CREC. All club reps must attend.
• Interested in joining a Sport Club? Call 472-3467.
FmmUy 4 Youth Progrmmm
• Registration open for Jr. Blackshirts children’s day camp
for home football games!
• Children’s Swim Lessons registration is now open! Ses
sion I begins Sept. 12.
• Many positions available for Fall 2000 in these areas:
Intramural Officials, East Campus Activities Bldg.,
Facilities/Informal, Weight Room, Super Circuit, Per
sonal Trainers, Fitness/Aerobic Instructors, Jr. Blackshirts
counselors. Custodial, Maintenance, and Front Desk.
Apply at 55 CREC or 32 ECAB.
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