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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Orioles top Rangers in Page 6 orts HvraldZeitunj Tuesday April 5 Tulsa coach offered job at Arkansas FORT WORTH AP University of Tulsa coach Nolan Richardson has been offered the job as head basketball coach at the University of Arkansas and is ex pected to announce his acceptance at a news conference in Fayetteville the Fort Worth StarTelegram reported Arkansas officials said Monday the news conference would be held this depending on our new coachs the newspaper Richardson would replace Eddie who resigned a week ago after 11 seasons to become head coach at would become the first black head basketball coach in Southwest Conference In five years at Richard sons teams are 11937 with three appearances in the NCAA playoffs and two in the National Invitation The Golden Hurricane went 23B during the past season and won the schools first outright Missouri Valley Conference The team tied for the MVC title in 198384 and his other teams have two second and one third place finish in the a graduate of Texas El coached Western Texas Junior College of Snyder to the National Junior College Association national championship in 1980 with a 370 He went to Tulsa the following taking many of his players with The Golden Hurricane won the NIT cham pionship in Richardson could not be reached for comment Monday night and Arkansas Athletic Director Frank Broyles was in for a speech at a banquet for the Fellowship of Christian University of Tulsa President Paschal Twyman told the newspaper the offer had been made to Twynam said he and Richarson visited at length Monday night concerning Richardsons con sideration of the Arkansas It was believed that Twyman and four of the universitys trustees made a counteroffer in an attempt to keep the most successful basketball coach in Golden Hurricane A source close to Richarson told the newspaper that Richardson had made up his mind to accept the The newspaper said Richardson was believed to have been one of those on Broyles original list and first interviewed for the job last Part of the delay in Richardson accepting the the newspaper was that he wanted assurance that proper medical services would be available in Fayetteville for his 13yearold who is DERYL Danny Hernandez grimacing at a pitch he wanted to hit will lead off for the Canyon Cougars tonight against New Braunfels CHS move into polls top 10 Canyon and New Braunfels received a little potsweetener on the eve of tonights District baseball showdown at Unicorn For the first time this both teams are ranked in the top 10 in the Laredo Morning TimesTexas Baseball Coaches Association poll of the states top which dropped out of the poll last rejoined the list at the 9 New which has not appeared in the top 10 this is remains the top ranked team in Class 4A despite a close call with district rival Leandei last The addition of Canyon and New Braunfels to the poll means that four of the top 10 teams in the state are in Region is fourth and Flour is Spring which was scheduled to play in the rainedout New Braunfels Invitational tour is ranked 1 in Tonights game begins at at Unicorn NB stats Here are the statistics tor New Brauntels District 134A baseball game Hitting Player AB H 28 3B HR R RBI Bobby Tristan 4 3 10226 Don Duncan 4 Armando Martinez 3 2 David Caddell 4 2 3 000 1 0 0 000 Russell 2 1 000 Tomas Juarez Eddie Cantu Alan Walker David Gunn Ricky Gomez 3 1 3 1 2 0 2 4 2 1 2 1 00000 Totals 27 13 2 Q 2 14 13 Canyon stats Here are the statistics for Canyons District 134A baseball game Hitting Player AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Bret Cappleman3 2 0031 Danny Hernandez 3 2 10020 3 2 3 2 00124 Troy Moss Raul Chapa Ronnie Rittimann Brad Campbell 3 1 0000 00001 2 1 00021 0002 2 0 0001 2 0 0001 1 0 0001 Randy Riggs 2 Gary Edwards 1 Danny Rodriguez 2 Scott Wagner 1 0 OOOOH 0 00010 0 00000 0 00000 Totals 10 1 0 1 10 8 A thletes remember 20 years in Dome H DERYL ZEITUNG Firstand secondplace finishers for Canyon Middle School were left to right Eddie Michael Greg Austin Rich and Steven Top finishers tor New Braunfels Middle School will appear in Wednesdays Record breakers NBMS athletes break school marks Two athletes from Canyon Middle School and one in dividual and two teams from New Braunfels Middle School set school records at the South Texas Athletic Conference track meet last week at CMS seventhgraders Austin Rich and Eddie Lopez broke school records in their as Rich topped 51 in the high jump and Lopez ran a in the Jeff Bryan of NBMS won the eighth grade 400 meters in to set his The time was also a conference meet The relay team of Jimmy Mark Lonnie Aleman and Bryan ran a for a school and the 400 relay of Byron Wade Ohnheiser and Aleman set a school record in In the team New Braunfels finished third in the eighth grade division with 77Vfe and Canyon was seventh with In the seventh New Braunfels was third with 73 and Canyon fifth with In the seventh grade New Braunfels was led by a double victory by weight man Willy He won the shot put with an effort of 346 te and the discus at NBMS 400 relay team of Danny Matt Rob Farias and John Camareno took its race in Camareno was also second in the 100 in second in the 200 at third in the high jump at 48 and third in the long Farias was fifth in the 400 at and Ethridge sixth in the 100 at Richs recordsetting performance for CMS was good for first while Michael McBride was second at 50 and Austin Montanio fourth at Lopez record in the 400 was good for first place as Ryan Sweet was fourth in the pole vault at Anthony Hinojosa was fifth and Larry Franz sixth in the shot while Franz was third and Clint Jentsch fifth in the Rich also finished fifth in the Canyons relay team of Domingo McBride and Lopez finished In the eighth grade Canyons Greg McFarland won the shot put with an effort of 441 Steven Summers was second in the high jump at 54 and Ray Kaderli sixth at Charles Spears finished sixth in the 100 and fifth in the while Rudy Benavides was sixth in the Robb Craighton was sixth in the 300 hurdles and Wade Zaeske fourth in the For Ernest Wilson was second in the shot put at Juan Ozuna fifth in the discus at Aleman and Simmonds tied for sixth in the high jump at Aleman fifth in the long jump and Kit Jonason fourth in the pole vault at The recordbreaking 400 relay fiinished fourth and the relay In the Joel Hinkhouse was fourth in Steven Mares finished second in the 110 hurdles in and fourth in the 300 hurdles in and Simmonds was fifth in the 300 hurdles in OUSTON AP The cheering started 20 years ago today in the Astrodome when Mickey Mantle stepped to the plate and clubbed the first hit and later in the game the first home run ever in the firstofitskind Eighth Wonder of the The cheering continued in 1968 when Elvin Hayes led the Houston Cougars to a 7169 victory over UCLA and Kareem AbdulJabbar under the same roof in what was billed as the college basketball game of the And Earl Campbell kept up the beat in the late 1970s and early 1980s amid the cheers of Luv Ya in leading the Houston Oilers to the National Football League Hayes and along with other athletes who have played a part in the colorful history of the will return tonight prior to the Houston Astros National League opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers to celebrate the Astrodomes 20th I was like a kid the first time I came in Mantle said viewing the refurbished Astrodome 20 years It was like when I was a kid in Oklahoma and went to the carnival for the first time and saw all the midway Its still the only Dome Ive ever been the Heisman Trophy winner from the University of charged into his pro career with the Oilers and has many fond memories of victories in the But among his fondest memories are bus rides into the Astrodome following a pair of playoff losses to the Pitt sburgh Steelers in 1979 and 1980 when packed Astrodome crowds greeted their defeated heroes when they returned The times we came home from Pittsburgh those two years and for the people to show up for a team that Campbell shaking his It was who was traded to the New Orleans Saints last gazed down at the Astrodome recalling those emotional pep rallies when Bum Phillips declared that the door to the Super Bowl would surely pass through Houston and former Oiler center Carl Mauck tried to sing God Bless America through a cracking Hayes has never played before or since before a crowd or atmosphere like what greeted the Cougars in their 1968 showdown with Jabbar and We came out of the dressing room and saw all of these people and we just became Hayes From the moment UCLA and the Cougars came onto the floor it was a Ive never been in a game where the fans and players were so intense and so involved for the full 40 minutes of the ball Normally at you but it was just like shifting It was one of the most exciting moments of my basketball said Tn f ir r j 44x11 Astrodome facts It was the first airconditioned allpurpose stadium It was the first stadium to have artificial turf An 18story building could be constructed under the highest point in the roof It was built for less than the cost of the current remodeling The roof can withstand sustained winds of 135 mph and gusts of 165 mph The stadium covers 9V2 acres of land and its playing surface is 25 feet below ground level JLhe Astrodome has treated millions of fans to many more thrills over the It has been the scene of four the last in 1981 by Nolan Ryan a major league AllStar baseball game an NCAA Final Four a MwhOTmad AM title fight 17 Bluebonnet Bowls a performance by Russian gymnast Olga Korbut a world record motorcycle leap by Evel Knievel a Bob Hope Special and a Billy Graham Tonights celebration will include a display of what is being called the worlds largest birthday ac companied by a giant birthday film clips recalling past events and a parade including athletes from the Astrodomes Former Houston Mayor Roy Hofheinz conceived the idea of a domed stadium after visiting the Roman Colisseum in the mid1950s and learning that the historic arena once had an awning that was drawn over by who died in and Bob Smith helped obtain a National League franchise for the city in 1960 after Hofheinz dazzled the National League owners with a scale model of the domed The stadium was completed in time for the opening of the 1965 National League setting the blueprint for future allweather sports The Astrodome was constructed at an estimated cost of million and was the structural wonder of its But there were The roof leaked and had to be repaired before the regular season Fielders lost fly balls against the background of the That problem was solved by painting the ceiling panels to provide But the darkercolored roof kept out enough sunlight to kill the grass on the That problem led to one of many firsts for the Astrodome artificial The Astrodome currently is undergoing a million face lift that should be completed by The which costs more than the entire original includes refurbished a million Diamond Vision video screen to replace the original mMon added outside lighting and improvements in the adjacent Astrohall and
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