New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 2B — Herald-Zeiti NG — Friday, September I, 2000NCAA suspends Wisconsin players after investigation
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The NCAA suspended 26 Wisconsin football players Thursday for one to three games for receiving unadvertised discounts at a shoe store, forcing the Badgers to bench 11 players for their opener.
The 11 suspended for the No. 4 Badgers’ game with Western Michigan on Thursday night included starting receivers Chris Chambers and Nick Davis, cornerback Jamar Fletcher.
offensive lineman Ben .Johnson and linebacker Bryson Thompson.
Eleven of the 26 were suspended for three games for recei\ mg benefits of more than $500. school officials said.
Another 15 players, including running back Michael Bennett, defensive tackle Wendell Bryant, cornerback Mike Echols and Thompson, were suspended for one game and ordered to do 12 hours of community service.
The suspensions stem from reports last month that members of the football and men's basketball teams may have received special credit arrangements at The Shoe Box in Black Earth. W'is., that were not available to other clients.
Another 21 players, including starting quarterback Brooks Bollinger, were not suspended but were ordered to perform 24 hours of community service for the discounts they received.
All will be required to repay the discounts they received.
The school also investigated allegations that some athletes may have exchanged university-issued shoes for merchandise but found no evidence of that so far. said Melany Newby, vice chancellor for legal and executive affairs.
A report in the Wisconsin State Journal detailed purchases by eight
members of the Badgers’ Final Four men’s basketball team and 14 players from the Rose Bowl champion football team. The paper reported players received discounts of 25 percent to 40 percent and interest-free credit.
Shoe Box owner Steve Schmitt said Thursday he talked to university officials several times about the discounts he offered players, which he said are extended to all his regular customers.
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NEW VORK — There was no sadness in Andre Agassi's eyes, no regret ox er the listless loss of his U.S. Open title, no excuse that his thoughts were on his cancer-stncken mother and sister more than his tennis.
Agassi stared straight ahead, his exes clear, his voice firm. and gaxe all the credit to Frenchman Amaud Clement for ending his reign as champion Thursday. 6-3. 6-2. 6-4.
“It was just a brutal day.” the top-seeded Agassi said as he followed No. 2 Gustavo Kuerten and two-time champion Patrick Rafter to a quick exit.
It has been a brutal summer for Agassi after a bnlliant year. From a run of four straight Grand Slam finals and three titles, he stumbled to second-round exits in the French and U.S. Opens, and a stinging semifinal loss at Wimbledon. It was a summer when he hurt his back in a car accident and learned his mother had breast cancer, just as his sister did.
With all that, perhaps it was understandable that the 30-year-old Agassi would reveal a sense of perspective on his latest loss, saying. “Don't be too sorry.” when someone sought to comfort him on the way to the players lounge.
When Agassi saw his girlfriend. Steffi Graf, minutes after the match, he smiled and joked a bit. performed a quick dance step with her. their hips bumping, and moved on to chat with other friends.
■ WHAT: U.S. Open Tennis, men’s second and women's third round matches
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■ TV: USA
Agassi didn't even come close to imposing his game on the 37th-ranked Clement, w ho had lost to him in the French and U.S. Opens last year in their only prex ious meetings.
While Clement bounced jauntily around the court, whacking 36 winners to Agassi's 19, Agassi looked leaden, his feet barely mewing, his usually quick hands moving slowly, his shots lacking pace and depth and accuracy.
Agassi had jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first set. then he simply melted in the muggy heat, losing eight of the next nine games. His body language, with his head drooping, his shoulders sagging, his eyes wandering, indicated the frustration he was feeling. Clement could see it, even through his wraparound sunglasses. and so could the perplexed fans who
tried futilely to pump him up.
When asked if his heart was in it, Agassi said. “Yeah, very much." When asked if he was distracted at all. he said he wasn't. When asked if his back bothered him. he said no. If Agassi was hurting, emotionally or physically, he was keeping it to himself.
In truth. Clement played splendidly, but not spectacularly. It was a case, this time, of Agassi shooting nothing but blanks.
“For sure, he didn't play a great match today.” Clement said. “He did a lot of mistakes. I don't think about him. I just think about me. To win this match ... its unbelievable because it’s on an unbelievable court. Maybe 15.000 persons. Everybody is for him. Ifs my best victory in my career.”
Women's defending champion Serena Williams had no trouble advancing to the third round, beating Russian Nadejda Petrova 6-3, 6-2. Williams, with her sister Venus watching at courtside, served six aces and slugged 17 winners to just fix e for Petrova.
Earlier, Lindsay Davenport, seeking her second Grand Slam title of the year and seeded second here, was outplayed in the opening set before pounding out a 4-6. 6-2, 6-2 victory over 17-year-old Kim Clysters of Belgium.
“I felt like I was hitting the ball and dictating the points in the second and third sets.” Davenport said. “She was hitting the ball pretty well. She’s a tough opponent and I’m happy to get through.”
Disabled golfer allowed to use cart at Sr. Open
AUSTIN (AP) - A former teaching pro with a progressive muscle disease w ill be allowed to use a cart in all U.S. Senior Open Golf tournaments. a federal judge has ruled.
JaRo Jones of Baytown, filed a lawsuit against the United States Golf Association, saying denying him a cart violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
US. District Judge James R. Nowlin agreed Wednesday, issuing a permanent injunction that allows Jones to use a cart in all U.S. Senior Open tournaments.
“This is just super,” Jones said Thursday. “This is what I hoped for from the very beginning. All this does is level the playing field to
allow me to play at that level.”
The USG A will appeal the injunction, spokesman Marty Parkes said.
“The USGA has felt all along that rules in a national golf championships should apply equally to all players and that special provisions should not be made for all players,” Parkes said.
In his ruling, Nowlin said allowing Jones the use of a cart is a reasonable accommodation. “Nothing in the rules of golf requires walking,” Nowlin wrote.
The judge noted that the Senior PGA Tour also permits players to ride carts during qualifying rounds and Senior Tournaments.
shape this summer. He comes back to us at training camp just like everybody else, ready to go.”
Elliott, who recently finished a week of practice at Pete Newell’s Big Man camp in Hawaii, worked out Thursday with Popovich and some teammates, running the stairs in the Alamodome.
Though he felt “1,000 percent sure” that he would retire at the end of last season. Elliott said he was swayed by Tim Duncan’s decision earlier this month to resign with the Spurs for at least three more years.
“Ob\ iously Tim coming back is the biggest factor,” Elliott said. “If he wasn't coming back, I wouldn't be here. ... Without him, we're not contenders. I mean, that’s obvious. So you just don’t want to play your
“Sunday we came in. tied our horses up and had to wait for the rest of the teams to go,” Jaroszewski said. “I was called into the office where they told me that they bumped my number to a two instead of a one, so that took off I 1/2 seconds from my handicap. In team roping they go by numbers. One is beginner. Two is a little higher. Two means you catch about 5 out of IO steers. I think it goes as high as nine or IO, but most people are one, two or three.”
On Sunday Jaroszewski had one run with Sullivan and one with his brother. He and Sullivan roped their next steer in nearly seven seconds. With his times averaged together Jaroszeski was almost guaranteed to win the competition and the new truck.
“Our first run we roped it at a low seven,” Jaroszeski said. “I went out the back and my dad came up to me and asked, ‘Did you and Barry run yet?’ I told him, ‘No, but me and Luke just won a truck?
Jaroszewski then prepared for his final run with his brother. A good time would put him in contention to win three trucks or at least one truck, a few saddles and cash prizes.
“I came out and took one or two swings over his (steer’s) back,” Jaroszewski said. “Whenever I threw, my loop caught the right horn and went under the left and then came
back over and laid on his face. When it Ringed back forward it came all the way off.”
After that Jaroszewski went in the stands w ith his dad to watch and make sure nobody beat his time. Nobody did.
The truck is a one-ton Dodge dually with a V8 engine valued at nearly $25,000.
“Its pretty nice,” Jaroszewki said.
On Barry Jaroszewski’s and Luke Shackleford's final run, they ended up roping a high six, good enough for fifth place. They won two saddles and a rope bag. For having the quickest of that go-around, they also won $1,250.
Chase also plays football, basketball and baseball for Navarro High School but said roping is his favorite sport.
“I just like anything to do with horses,” Jaroszewski said. “I want to be a horse training when I get older. My brother does it and I just enjoy riding.”
Jaroszewski said he got started roping back in the sixth grade when he and his family used to live in New Braunfels,
“My brother started out roping a dummy in the backyard when we lived in New Braunfels,”
Jaroszewski said. “He was always out there roping it. One day he met up w ith one of my dad's friends and he had an arena over at his house. I used to go over there and watch my brother all the time. I always
last year fighting for a playoff spot.”
The Spurs were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round last season. Duncan missed the entire series with torn knee cartilage.
Elliott had suffered from focal glomerulosclerosis, a disease that prevents the kidneys from properly filtering waste from the blood. He needed a transplant or faced the prospect of dialysis.
Last August, he received a kidney from his older brother, Noel.
In announcing Elliott's decision to return this fall, Popovich called him “a miracle man.”
“I have a great deal of respect for his competitiveness and uncommon desire,” Popovich said. “Our entire organization is thrilled that he w ill be back this season.”
wanted to do it back then, but they wouldn't let me get on the horses because they thought I'd get hurt. Eventually they started letting me track steers and rope them. Then, I just started doing it more and more.”
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for 345 yards and five touchdowns with just two interceptions. He also is a threat to run the ball.
“The fact that I've been in this offense for a year, I sort of know what to expect going into each game and how to prepare,” McNabb said. “Not only that, but when to put guys in different positions so we can have successful plays.”
Philadelphia coach Andy Reid said McNabb has adjusted nicely to the West Coast offense and proven himself as a team leader, despite his youth.
“I was very impressed with him when he stepped into that role and had no problem with it. I think a lot of that is innate,” Reid said. “The players seem to respond to him. He handles it in a humble manner, yet a forceful manner in the huddle.”
McNabb’s progress and the offseason acquisitions such as offensive tackle Jon Runyan, running back Brian Mitchell and linebacker Carlos Emmons have
made the Eagles a fashionable pick for a playoff spot out of the NFC East this season.
Reid whose first NFL victory was 13-10 last season over Dallas after the Cowboys won their first three games, isn’t ready yet to talk about the postseason.
After all, the Eagles have three straight losing seasons since their last postseason game in 1996.
“It’s important that we build on how' we finished last year. The guys played hard through the season,” Reid said. “We need to continue to limit mistakes and maintain the attitude we had last year.”
And like the Cowboys, the Eagles aren’t worried about their preseason showing, a 1-3 record. They played their first-team offense even less than Dallas.
Philadelphia opens the season against two straight NFC East foes, while Dallas starts with three in a row. This is the first time since 1976 that the Eagles and Cowboys are meeting in an opener.
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