Jan. 30, 2002
The Question …
Memphis State University lost to UCLA 87-66 in the NCAA finals on March 23, 1973. In what city was the game played and what former UCLA standout went 21-for-22 from the field on the way to a 44-point game?
Star Tracking …
Jan. 30, 2001
BYERS, Colo. Aviation investigators said Monday they have no evidence that engine failure caused a plane used by Oklahoma State University to crash into a field, killing all 10 on board. Investigators also said that small pieces of the plane had fallen to the ground before the crash, but the cause remained unknown. The victims, including two Oklahoma State basketball players and six employees, were killed Saturday when the twin-engine plane went down in a field about 40 miles east of Denver.
BEREA, Ohio Butch Davis, who brought Miami's program back from ruin, resigned from the school Monday to coach the Cleveland Browns. Davis, who led the Hurricanes to a No. 2 ranking last season, will be introduced Tuesday at the club's suburban training facility, Browns president Carmen Policy said. Davis has been rumored to be on Cleveland's wish list since the team fired Palmer last month.
Jan. 30, 1997
One of the biggest questions in local football recruiting was finally answered Wednesday night when Meridian High's Kenyatta Walker verbally committed to the University of Florida. Walker chose the national champion Gators over Alabama and LSU.
Ole Miss never gave Arkansas a chance to get revenge. The Rebels, who opened Southeastern Conference play earlier this month with a convincing 17-point victory at Fayetteville, won the rematch Wednesday night in Oxford by a bigger margin to complete their first regular season sweep of the Razorbacks.
Jan. 30, 1992
While the country as a whole is having some problems, the state of Union is pretty good. Especially when in the hands of Des Bobbett. The senior guard for the Yellowjackets, who reached the 2,000-point mark for his career Friday night, received another honor Wednesday. Bobbett is one of eight players in the South Mississippi region to be nominated for the McDonald's All-America Basketball team.
For the first time ever, the Meridian High School Wildcats' soccer team is on its way to the state playoffs. The Wildcats clinched a playoff bid Wednesday afternoon with a convincing 4-1 division win over Pearl at Ray Stadium, and now have their eyes set on the division title.
The Answer …
Bill Walton pumped in 44 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead UCLA in the game played in St. Louis.
Sports Faces …
Christian Lewandowski of Berlin, Germany is a junior exchange student at Newton County High School.
Lewandowski plays soccer for the Cougars, where he is the starting sweeper.
His hope for the future?