January 29, 1990 |
Marc Spindler, a defensive tackle from Pittsburgh who might skip his final year of college football and turn pro, is a step closer to making that decision. Spindler had his right knee examined over the weekend in Kansas City by a doctor who said the joint is sound. That pronouncement gives Spindler the opportunity to declare himself eligible for the NFL draft in April.
January 10, 1990 |
New University of Pittsburgh football Coach Paul Hackett continued to make sweeping changes in his staff, firing recruiting coordinator Bud Ratliff and defensive line Coach Frank D'Alonzo. Last week, Hackett fired assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Bob Valesente, a close friend of former Pitt Coach Mike Gottfried. Hackett told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday night that he is not ruling out further changes. "I wouldn't discount anything at this point," he said.
September 7, 1989 |
The normally peaceful Madison is angry. Wind gusts up the canyon through the Ghost Town stretch where the locals fish, driving rain before it and whipping the surface into a froth of whitecaps that appear to reverse the flow. Lightning dances about the ridges to the crash of thunder. "I think we'd better hold off for a while," Jim Criner says. "These rods are graphite. They'd make good lightning rods."