S 4' NATIONAL LEAGUE
NEW YORK 3, Florida 1
Montreal 2, CHICAGO 1
SAN FRANCISCO 4, St. Louis 2
Atlanta at COLORADO, inc.
Philadelphia at HOUSTON, inc.
Cincinnati at LOS ANGELES, inc.
Pittsburgh at SAN DIEGO, inc.
dmit it, there was something
lacking from the Olympics this
Sure, NBC saved everybody time by
compressing two-hour games into five-
minute video clips, and the feature
about the French long-distance speed
valker, who was competing after stub-
6ing a toe just five months prior to the
games, was heart-wrenching.
; * But something was wrong. There was
1o one to hate. Since the fall of the
<Soviet Union and the end of the Cold
W t haven't had a
°Country to rouse
t Well, times are
changmg, and we
have a new threat x~
to the north of us.
Our new RYAN
enemy, my red, WHITE
;white and blue White on
friends, is Target
Now I-know what some of you are
saying, "Canada? Isn't Windsor just a
suburb of Detroit? Vancouver a less-
alternative section of Seattle?"
No, it is actually another country, and
an entirely self-sufficient one at that. I
looked it up. Twice.
So now that you know Ottawa isn't
just the capital of the 51st state, you can
see the problem, and where it began.
In 1992, the Toronto Blue Jays won
the World Series. They were the top
team in baseball again in 1993.
Just to remind you, Toronto is in
In fact, things got so bad that in 1994
there wasn't a World Series. They can-
celled it just so Toronto wouldn't win
again.The rivalry has built from there.
The Canadian Football League tried
to move its unique brand of football
(not enough downs and too big a field)
to the United States. There were teams
in Baltimore and Las Vegas.
The people of Baltimore were so pr
plexed by the northern game they gave
up on the CFL and stole Cleveland's
NFL franchise. Just imagine, if that had
caught on Keith Jackson might be com-
ing on the air saying, "We're aboot five
inutes from kickoff"
4: And let's not forget the Canadian
Men's 4 x 100-meter relay team that
became the first team to ever beat the
Americans in Olympic competition.
The rivalry has built to a head this
Tuesday night, Team Canada toppled
Team U.S.A. in overtime in Game One
I of the World Cup of Hockey. Detroit
Red Wing Steve Yzerman, a Canadian,
scored the game-winning goal.
Granted, hockey is Canada's sport,
but this had been Team U.S.A.'s tourna-
anent. The Americans were previously
jAindefeated, including an earlier win
ever the Canadians.
The Americans were poised to prove
ey had finally reached the level of
See TARGET, Page 15A
Milwaukee atEBfOSTON, inc.
California at CLEVELAND, inc.
New York at DETROIT, Inc.
Chicago at BALTIMORE, inc.
Texas at TORONTO, Inc.
Seattle at KANSAS CITY, inc.
Oakland at MINNESOTA, inc. Thursday
Home team in CAPS September 12,199
By Nicholas J. Cotsonika Saturday. On Tuesday, he was quick to
Daily Sports Editor point out that no passes were thrown in
Northwestern's 28-27 loss to Wake the fourth quarter, 12 true freshmn
Forest last Saturday shook things up in played, and everyone except the student
Evanston. It seems the Wildcats can't managers saw action on the field.
decide whether they're still Cinderella or "That's the first time I've ever been
an ugly stepsister of the underdog 1995 accused of running up the score, and 1
team that won the Big Ten title. don't like it," Cooper said. "We played
"We don't know who we are," everyone we had in uniform, and we held,
Northwestern coach Gary Barnett said off." :
Tuesday. "We played two games last But that doesn't explain the third-quar-
Saturday - we played ourselves, and we ter touchdowns the Buckeyes scored
played Wake Forest. And we lost them when the game was already in hand.
both. "If I had to do it again, maybe we do
"We didn't come prepared to play, and do that," Cooper said.
I think we tried to rest on our laurels from SPARTANS SIDELINED: Two prominent
last year, especially on defense. We've Michigan State players went down with
lost a little bit of our spunk right now." injuries in the Spartans' 55-14 loss to
Barnett refused to find comfort in the Nebraska last Saturday. Starting quarter-
Wildcats' recovery from an early-season back Todd Schultz tore the medial collat-
loss last year. They fell to Miami (Ohio) cral ligament in his right knee and under-
on a last second play in 1995, and then went surgery. He is expected to miss at
went on to win nine straight games. least six weeks.
"This is nothing like that, because last Starting middle linebacker Reggie
year we had beaten Notre Dame, and we Garnett strained his right medial collat
knew we could do it," Barnett said. "Last al ligament but did not undergo surge
year, we had films, pictures of us doing He is expected to miss at least thre
it. We just had to regroup. weeks.
"Now, we're not sure. We haven't INDIANA INJURY: The Hoosiers' 446
established ourselves in 1996." trouncing of Toledo last Saturday lso
Other Big Ten coaches were cautious came with a big loss. Indiana's best play-
when commenting on the Wildcats' loss. er, running back Alex Smith, bruised'his
No need to stir sleeping Cindy. sternum and is questionable for.,ite
Ohio State's John Cooper said he was Hoosiers' game this weekend against
"very surprised by the outcome" and that Miami (Ohio).
it "doesn't take you long to realize that LUCKY LEPRECHAUNS: They both14
there is parity in college football.' in the same state. Their schools are very
Iowa's Hayden Fry was even more close geographically.
careful. But in football terms, West Lafayette
"I have no reaction," Fry said. "We and South Bend are light years apagt.
don't play them until real late." Notre Dame is a black hole in the stateof
Through all of the verbal tip-toeing, Indiana, sucking up all of the recrits,
however, no sobbing or sniffles could be interest and support.
detected. That's what made it so funny when
COOPER KIND?: Cooper didn't appre- Purdue coach Jim Colletto was asked
ciate assertions that he ran up the score in Tuesday if the Fighting Irish will actual-
the Buckeyes' 70-7 victory over Rice last See BIG TEN, Page 15
The Making of a' Power
Colorado's rise to national prominence over the past 12 years
Yar Record Final Rankin
1989 111 4
1991 '-3-1 s 20
1992 9-2-1 13
1993 &-3- 164
1994 111 3
1995 10-2 5
No events today.
Women's volleyball vs. Gonzaga, 7 p.m., Spokane, Wash.
Men's Golf at Falcon-Cross Creek Invitational, Colorado Springs, Colo.,
Northwestern tackled Michigan last year, 19-13, in Michigan Stadium. The Wildcats, however, let Wake Forest slip from their
grasp last weekend in their season opener. The Demon Deacons stunned Northwestern, 28-27, on a late touchdown. On
Saturday, Northwestern coach Gary Barnett hopes his squad will regain the magic that led it to a 10-win season a year ago.
aloed: Neuheisel suspends
By Barry Sollenberger
Daily Sports Editor
The No. 5 Colorado football team has lost one of its chee-
The Buffaloes, who Michigan coach
Lloyd Carr has called the fastest team
he's faced since arriving in Ann Arbor,
will be without the services of reserve
wide receiver Chris Anderson this
Colorado and No. II Michigan kick
off in Boulder, Colo., at 3:30 p.m. EST
Colorado coach Rick Neuheisel
made the announcement about
Anderson on Tuesday. The 6-foot-4, Anderson
220-pound junior was suspended for
breaking team rules. Neuheisel would
not elaborate on the suspension, only to say that Anderson
should return for the Buffaloes' next game, Sept. 28 at Texas
"I fully anticipate him returning for Texas A&M,"
Anderson has four catches for 115 yards this season in
Colorado's two games, including a 43-yard touchdown recep-
tion against Washington State two weeks ago.
The Buffaloes have also recently run into trouble with the
NCAA Clearinghouse. Neuheisel said that cornerback
Andrew Young has been denied eligibility by the NCAA orga-
nization and must withdraw from the university.
Young is one of four Buffaloes to have run-ins with the
Clearinghouse this fall. Punter Nick Pietsch and safety Elan
Edwards were recently cleared, while linebacker Odell
George's case is currently under appeal.
Fortunately for Neuheisel, Colorado has no key injuries
heading into the Michigan game. Tight end Desmond Dennis
(knee) has returned to practice for the first time in three
weeks. Receiver Phil Savoy (hip pointer) also practiced
Tuesday and safety Maurice Henriques (knee) is day-to-day.
Receiver Ayyub Abdul-Rahmaan (hamstring) is doubtful for
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