July 19, 1993
All daysun pours on leaves,lichen, orange lilies,rain trees, dusky crimsonDavid Austin roses.Nets, veils, canopies of goldcross, criss cross air and earth.At twilightfirefliesswallow bits of the last brightness,fill their bellies with it,hiccup light.Moon sails out,white boat afloatin blue west water,trailing constellationsin its wake.
March 30, 2002
Founded: 1890. Location: Norman, Okla. Enrollment: 18,308 undergraduates. Tuition and fees: $2,713 in-state, $7,437 out-of-state. Famous alumni: Astronaut Shannon Lucid; actor Dennis Weaver; congressman J.C. Watts. Academic ranking: Ranked in top 100 among public national universities, according to U.S. News & World Report (September 2001). School colors: Crimson and cream. Nickname: Sooners. Last trip to Final Four: 1988. NCAA basketball titles: None.
March 18, 2007
The game What -- NCAA women's tournament Dayton Regional first-round game Where -- Hartford (Conn.) Civic Center When -- Today, 2:30 p.m. (approximate) TV -- ESPN The teams No. 2 seed Maryland -- 27-5; Atlantic Coast Conference third place (10-4); 16th NCAA tournament appearance. No. 15 seed Harvard -- 15-12; Ivy League champions (13-1), sixth NCAA tournament appearance. The frontcourts At 6 feet 3, sophomore forward Katie Rollins is the only Crimson starter above 6-2, but she is also the only starter to average fewer than 20 minutes a game.
March 15, 2002
He said it "Of course, we would've liked to be stormin' into the tourna ment. But we're here now and it's 0-0." Al Skinner, coach of Boston College (20-11), which enters as the lowest-seeded Big East team in the tournament. Who's hot Alabama: The Crimson Tide hit 27 of 30 free throws (90 per cent) in outlasting 15th seed Florida Atlantic. Who's not Dan Dickau: The All-America guard shot 7-for-24, including 4-for-14 from three-point range, in Gonzaga's loss to Wyoming.
May 8, 2002
At the Kentucky Derby, Nick Zito was an interested - but impartial - observer who could assess the race without prejudice. On the morning of the Derby, he encountered fellow trainer Bob Baffert and told him: "You're going to steal this race. You'll be the only speed." At the time, Baffert looked at Zito askance, as if he'd lost a few marbles, but in the post-race analyses, there was the trainer of War Emblem explaining how Zito had called the shot. But when the 127th Preakness arrives on May 18, Zito will be back as a participant, probably with two horses, Straight Gin and Crimson Hero, both of whom had insufficient earnings to qualify for the Derby.
March 19, 2006
TOP PERFORMERS J.P. Batista, Gonzaga -- The senior led the third-seeded Bulldogs with 20 points and nine rebounds in a 90-80 win over No. 6 seed Indiana. Sean Mallon, Gonzaga -- The junior had a career game with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Farmar, UCLA -- The sophomore led the second-seeded Bruins with 18 points, including five three-pointers, in a 62-59 win over No. 10 seed Alabama. SURPRISES Adam Morrison, Gonzaga -- The Bulldogs' star player was held to 14 points. He shot 5-for-17, marking only the sixth time this season he has been held under 20. Alabama -- Twice in the final minute the seven-man Crimson Tide came within one point.