August 30, 2013 |
From his home in Kalispell, Mont., Jim Wegener was anxiously watching Thursday night's college football game between Tulsa and Bowling Green. Heart in his throat, he was anticipating the big hits -- but not because he revels in such violence. The registered nurse was monitoring his invention, which he hopes will cut down on the number of concussions and head injuries on the field of play. The 68-year-old Wegener has developed a safety latch for football helmets, preventing them from popping off during play.
January 6, 2008 |
Who: Tulsa (9-4, second Conference USA) vs. Bowling Green (8-4, first Mid-American East). Where, when: Mobile, Ala., 5 p.m., ESPN. Story line: Tulsa's hurry-up, no-huddle offense produced a nation-leading 542.5 yards a game, and quarterback Paul Smith needs 247 yards passing to reach 5,000 for the season while wide receiver Charles Clay is 45 short of 1,000.
December 14, 1985 |
Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks unloaded a barrage of punches to stop Kevin (Kip) Kane at 1:37 of the eighth round Friday night to win the World Boxing Council's Continental Americas heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden's Felt Forum. It was the fifth straight victory for the 32-year-old Spinks, who returned to the ring earlier this year after a 21-month layoff. He was always the aggressor against the 28-year-old Bowling Green graduate from Columbus, Ohio.
December 26, 1991 |
Glenn Carter, a minor league pitcher traded by the Angels to the Milwaukee Brewers during the winter meetings, has been released on bond on charges he sold cocaine and marijuana to an undercover officer in Bowling Green, Ky.
December 17, 1985 |
The home coach got to speak first at the California Bowl banquet in 1982, which didn't seem very neighborly of the people in Fresno. Jim Sweeney, Fresno State coach, used the opportunity to present what seemed like a filibuster. Finally, the microphone was turned over to Denny Stolz, then Bowling Green's coach. "Jim," Stolz said to Sweeney, "you talked so long that I think my shoes have gone out of style."
December 22, 2004 |
Maybe Georgia Tech Coach Chan Gailey will ease up on Reggie Ball now. Ball threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and led the Yellow Jackets to a 51-14 victory over Syracuse in the Champs Sports Bowl on Tuesday night. Gailey has been critical of his sophomore quarterback all season, and he reiterated this week that Ball will have to win the starting job again next spring. Ball certainly stated his case against the Orange, completing 12 of 19 passes for 207 yards with an interception.
June 26, 1987
Tenor Rex Eikum, a member of the faculty of the College of Musical Arts in Bowling Green, Ohio, will sing a recital of American and Australian arias tonight at 8 in the Music Hall at Cal State Los Angeles. The concert will be the first performance of the newly established Pacific Contemporary Music Center, a nonprofit international organization dedicated to encouraging performances and awareness of contemporary musical compositions by composers of the Pacific Rim countries.