January 20, 1995 |
Tom Purtzer and Phil Mickelson, former Arizona State golfers who live in Scottsdale, turned the Northern Telecom Open into a college reunion yesterday, shooting 7-under-par 65s to share the first-round lead in Tucson, Ariz. "It kind of looks like an ASU leader board up there," Purtzer said. Howard Twitty shot a 66 and was alone in third in the 156-player field. The $1.25 million tournament is being played over two courses - Tucson National and Starr Pass. Of the 24 finishers, seven played at demanding Starr Pass.
December 1, 1993 |
William F. Buckley Jr. will bring his inimitable brand of conservative wit and wind to Swarthmore College's performing arts center tomorrow night. Buckley - who likes to wax provocative on the lecture circuit when he's not squaring off on Firing Line, his Public Broadcasting System television show - will be the third high-profile conservative to speak at avowedly liberal Swarthmore this school year. Alas, Buckley also may be the last, according to his student hosts, the Swarthmore Conservative Union.
January 30, 1995 |
The owners of the Pittsburgh Pirates have rejected a revised bid from cable television entrepreneur John Rigas to buy the team, Pittsburgh television station KDKA-TV reported yesterday. Rigas increased his initial $80 million offer on Friday. He and city officials said the new bid was worth nearly $90 million. However, the Pirates said Rigas proposed no extra cash for the owners, but instead offered stock in the team and a pledge to try to find other investors who want to buy their stock.
January 18, 1995 |
Sonny Lubick, the head football coach at Colorado State, said yesterday that he had withdrawn from consideration for the coaching job at Miami. Lubick, 57, was not offered the position but was widely considered the front-runner to replace Dennis Erickson, who left the Hurricanes for the Seattle Seahawks. Lubick's announcement could affect the Eagles' continuing search for a head coach. Butch Davis, the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator, is believed to be among the candidates for both coaching positions.
May 2, 1995 |
A day after the America's Cup defenders reached the last-hour compromise that kept Dennis Conner alive, helmsman Rod Davis of oneAustralia shook his head in disbelief. "Big mistake," said Davis, a longtime Conner rival. "If you knock Conner down along the ropes, you knock him out," he said. "You don't help him back to the corner, because he's going to nail you in the next round. " Prophetic words. On Wednesday, a month to the day after his Stars & Stripes nearly sank, Conner and his team staged an astonishing last-leg rally to defeat the mostly women's crew of Mighty Mary and earn the right to defend the America's Cup. This will be the sixth trip to sailing's biggest dance for the 52-year-old skipper and sometime helmsman.
January 21, 1995 |
Major League Baseball's expansion committee recommended yesterday that owners add four teams - most likely two in 1997 or 1998, and two at some point after that. Phoenix and St. Petersburg, Fla., are expected to get the next two teams. Orlando, Fla., and Northern Virginia also are vying for franchises. Owners are expected to give expansion the go-ahead at a meeting the week of Jan. 30 or the next week. Final approval of the franchises is expected at a meeting scheduled for Palm Beach, Fla., March 7 to 9. The franchises are expected to cost $125 million to $150 million, and the amount of the fee will be discussed at the next committee meeting.
January 23, 1995 |
Phil Mickelson recovered from an inconsistent front nine yesterday to capture the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson, Ariz., and become the first man to win the same tournament as an amateur and a professional. In beating Jim Gallagher Jr. by one stroke, Mickelson shot a 4-under-par 68 for a four-round total of 269. "I made a couple of birdies when I needed to," Mickelson said. "And I was able to just plod along. " Mickelson parred the last three holes of the $1.25 million tournament after pulling into a tie with Gallagher at 18-under.
April 12, 1991 |
Near The Limit, who suffered a bad trip and lost the Cherry Hill Mile by a nose, will return to Garden State Park tomorrow as the probable favorite in the $150,000 Garden State Stakes. The heavily traveled colt, trained by Bob Wheeler, will be ridden by Edgar Prado for the first time. Solid opposition should come from Maryland invader Tank, a son of Preakness winner Tank's Prospect. Tank recently captured his second victory, by seven widening lengths at Pimlico, and has shown rapid development for the father-son team of Ben Perkins Sr. and Jr. Rick Wilson, who was aboard Near The Limit in the Cherry Hill Mile, will be up on Tank, as he was for the colt's two victories.
December 12, 1999 |
Penn State's LaVar Arrington has won the Butkus Award as college football's top linebacker. Arrington, a junior, beat out teammate Brandon Short, Kansas State's Mark Simoneau, and Tennessee's Raynoch Thompson for the award presented by the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando (Fla.) on Friday night. "I wish I could split the award with them," Arrington said. "I don't think you could have a better list of finalists. " The award was the second in as many days for Arrington.
January 19, 1995 |
Terry Bowden, the coach who took Auburn to the height of college football while under NCAA probation, has been interviewed by the University of Miami for its vacant coaching job, sources said yesterday. They also said that Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez, who has publicly said he is not interested in the Hurricanes job, was interviewed earlier this week. A source also said that Miami may begin "talking numbers" with Youngstown State Coach Jim Tressel. As Miami finished its first week in the search to replace Dennis Erickson, none of the coaches returned reporters' calls.