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TOP - Paula Randall's grace and agility
provided consistent strong scoring for the
Huskies.

ABOVE - Despite her team ' s struggles, Robin
Beeley found time to smile.

RIGHT - Heather Ozaroski displays some
riveting balance on the beam.



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TAKING A TUMBLE

Ml Individuals soar, but injuries send team stumbling to 6-12 record g ^




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_he season could be summed up in one
meet, Northeastern's final meet of the season. At
the National Invitational Tournament at South-
west Missouri State, the Huskies placed 7th out
of 8 teams. And the 8th team forfeited.

NU's season was not very promising from
a team perspective. The Huskies faced too many
injuries.

But there was hope, particularly in the
performances of Sandra Avellani and under-
classmen Robin Beeley , Katie Sivak and Christa
Hart who shined on the floor and bars.




Sandra Avellani was the Huskies brightest star, here nailing a landing.



Eustacio Humphrey



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Coach Karl Fogel was fired after the
worst season in the team's history.



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WENTY SOMETHIN,



Losses pile up as injuries to Callahan, Harlee make '94 ugly



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Gerald Brown
Spectacular drives to the hoop were few and far between, but not for Anthony Brown who
lifted NU with his consistent scoring touch.



DOUBLE THE TROUBLE



Injuries to Dan Callahan, the
nation's fifth leading rebounder, and
Ben Harlee (right) left the Huskies
with little potency. Here 's what each
did the previous season and why NU
lost without them:

Harlee - 12.4 points. 4.7 assists
Callahan - 10 pts v 12 rebounds





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Lhere was a time not too long ago
when Northeastern's basketball team was
feared and revered. Once upon a time, the
Huskies were ranked 15th in the nation.
That was 1987 and it must have seemed
light years away for the 1994 basketball
team.

Traditionally, Northeastern was the
North Atlantic Conference leader. In 1993,
it finished one game behind champion
Delaware. A year later, courtesy of inju-
ries, it lost 22 of 27 games. Without the
injured Ben Harlee and Dan Callahan, NU
was a little bit short of mediocre.

The fact was, Northeastern lost a
bunch of close games. But many of those
close losses were due to another's woes.
The Huskies had their bright spots, mainly
the play of guard Anthony Brown, but not
enough to make a difference.

The 5-22 mark was the worst in the
history of the program. While every other
winter team was flourishing, this team
was floundering. Poor shooting and a lack
of rebounding hurt badly.

It was not, however, a season with-
out effort. The Huskies could never be
criticized for lack of hustle or heart. They
just didn't have the horses.

But there was criticism. A program
with the tradition of NU's basketball team
was bound to hear it, especially consider-
ing how well the men's hockey team and
women's basketball team had rebounded.
Much of the blame was laid at the feet of
coach Karl Fogel, rightly or wrongly.

Fogel could not save the disaster laid
at his fingertips. Huskies players like
Brown did all they could. He averaged
over 20 points per game. Deo Djossou and
Al Barney added solid play inside, but
losing Harlee (the top scorer) and Callahan
(the nation's fifth leading rebounder in
1993) were too much to replace.

Once the season had ended, Fogel,
who had recruited Reggie Lewis and first
spotted him, was given his release by the
atheltic department and given a new job at
the university. For Fogel it was a difficult
way to end his coaching career at NU.
Before 1993, he had compiled 126 wins in
just seven seasons, including two NAC
titles and a pair of NCAA tournament
berths in 1987 and 1991.



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CHOW STOPPERC

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rr

-Zwo points. A measly basket or a
pair of free throws. That's how close the
Huskies were from making the NCAA
tournament. But there was little disap-
pointment the day NU lost to Vermont,
53-51.

As recently as 1989, the Huskies lost
26 games and won just three. So when
they walked off the court without a berth
in the big dance, but with an 1 8-9 record,
there was no shame. Reflection provided
a view of the most fantastic turnaround
of a program in our five years in
Huskyville.

The women's hoop team started 0-3
and were just 6-6 after 12 games before
turning on the jets. Behind KatashaArtis,
the squad won 12 of its final 14 games
prior to falling to Vermont.

Artis wowed the NAC by averaging
20.6 points (the best average in school
history) and 10 rebounds per game as a
junior. With Carrine Jones, Nora Mitchell
and Felicia Hobson all adding strong
floor play, the Huskies had a very potent
contingent.

Near season's end, they won five
straight games, including a stunning 74-
66 upset of UVM behind Jones' 24 points.
The plan was simple - get ahead early
and don't let up. The Huskies were 13-0
when leading at halftime and 2-0 when
tied at the half.

Aside from UVM's Sherri Turnbull,
Artis was clearly the best player in the
conference. She scored a season-high 30
points against Drexel and added six more
games in which she tallied 25 or more
points. She also pulled down 19rebounds
against Delaware, one short of a school
record.

The 18-9 mark was NU's best in 10
seasons. That's quite an accomplishment
considering NU won a combined 18
games in our first three years here.




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Nora Mitchell stepped up her play, and her willingness to make drives to the basket helped
give NU a very strong starting five.

(All photos by Derek Matson)



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LEFT - Not even the strong ^^^^

play of the NAC's best team, -^C^T

Vermont, could stop Katasha ^««^

Artis from scoring. V | D

BELOW - Beating defenders

with the dribble was a special- b^__^

ity of forward Carrine Jones. jL -*- -i




Guard Marissa Petriccia gets hammered on the way to the
baseline.



Senior Carrine Jones gave the Huskies a great 1-2 punch
in the paint, complimenting Katasha Artis well.



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( Jhe University of Vir-
ginia did not recognize her
talents, so %atasha Artis
[eft school. It toot^just one
dribble on the Cabot Qym
floor bef ore Artis Iqiezushe^d
found a home andO\(U real-
ized it had welcomed the
best flayer in its history.




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By DAVE PIERCE



yin athlete lives in a world
where one turn of a blown out ankle
or one blown out knee has the capa-
bility of changing the direction of
his or her life. And there is a sense of
urgency that makes every moment
ahtletes play in the prime of their
careers something very magical.

In her two years at NU,
Katasha Artis cast spells on the world
of women's basketball and North-
eastern while working her way
through setbacks most 20-years olds
couldn't fathom.

On Jan. 4, 1991, Artis
reinjured a knee that she had hurt
twice before, in the preseason and in
a high-school all-star game. She was
a big-time recruit at the University
of Virginia, a women's hoop pro-
gram of national prominence.

After rehab, Artis decided
not to return to the perennial power-
house where she would play a small
role in the big machine-like pro-
gram. She turned to best friend and
former high school foe, Carrine
Jones, and made the decision to come
to Huntington Avenue and play in
an atmosphere where she could not
only grow as a ballplayer, but as a
person.

Her decision helped NU be-
come a women' s basketball program
worthy of respect. It has also placed
Artis in a position to see her goals,
having a career in law and playing
ball professionally in Europe, be-



come realities.

"[Northeastern] is not like
Virginia]" Artis, a junior and criminal
justice major from Brooklyn, said.
"Coming here has helped my game.
There I would have played a small
role in a program, where here it's
important for me to work on my all-
around game."

Artis came a long way from
being a teenager that played pick-up
basketball with Brooklyn greats like
Dallas Mavericks franchise star Jamal
Mashburn and former Syracuse
standout Conrad McRae. By her jun-
ior year, she attained 900 points and
500 rebounds faster than Reggie Lewis
and any other Husky hoopster in his-
tory.

When NU coach Joy Malchodi
was asked if Artis was the best she'd
ever coached, she said, "In terms of
both her offensive and defensive play
... yes. Pam Green (1982-86) was a
great scorer and learned to be a defen-
sive player. Carla Singleton (1983-
87) was talented but not a leaper like
Katasha, nonethless she was prob-
ably the best defensive player we ever
had here. Athletically speaking, and
the fact that she can play offensively
and defensively, Katasha is the most
exceptional."

The Huskies turned around
their program since Artis arrived via
transfer. NU posted a 9-19 record
before Artis started her NU career.
NU finished at 14-14 in her first sea-



son, and she walked away with
Rookie of the Year honors in the
NAC. In our senior year, the Hus-
kies finished 18-9 and suffered a
heart-breaking two-point loss to
Vermont in the league champion-
ship game.

"I think she's important be-
cause she can bring up the level of
play of the people around her,"
Malchodi said. "It's nice having her
because last year we came in with
our sights on the conference cham-
pionship. The players can see what
they have with Katasha. Because of
her we were focused on winning a
championship."

Boston College head coach
Cathy Inglese, who led Vermont to
two straight NAC titles and NCAA
appearances in 1992 and 1993, was
very impressed with Artis' talent
and smooth play.

"I remember watching her
in the NAC semifinals two years
ago," Inglese said. "I was like 'Oh
my god, I don't want to play her in
the championship. I'd rather play
Maine."

"She has a sense like the
men where she reads the defense
and reacts. She doesn't always go to
one side. She does what is right for
the situation. She is definitely one
of the best players in New En-
gland."

And definitely the best we'd
seen at Northeastern.



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Diver Jane de Lima was always in perfect form with breathtaking dives like the one above.



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TILL




Coaching change doesn't slow determined swimmers




turmoil floated around poolside at
the Barletta Natatorium. The athletic de-
partment felt it no longer needed two
coaches to handle the men's and women's
swimming teams. Enter Roy Coates, who
was asked to be responsible for a job fit for
two.

Coates' first season at the helm was a
very positive one thanks to strong relay
teams, consistent performances from top
swimmer Jenn LaMontagne, and the hero-
ics of diver Jane de Lima.

The Huskies finished second at the NAC
Championships to BU and placed a sur-
prise sixth at the ECAC Conference Meet,
garnering 242.5 points in the 27-team field.

Despite a fluke last-place finish at the
New England Championships, the Hus-
kies had an outstanding season. De Lima
led the way, capturing diver of the year
honors in New England.



With dual coaches Todd Crosset and Cyndi Johnson gone, Roy Coates
stepped in as head coach and immediately produced a winner.



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QTORMY SEAQ

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ce the women's team, the men's
swimming team was going through a
transition phase. Its coach was replaced.
But unlike the women, it didn't have too
many senior horses to fall back on.

Powered by underclassmen, the
squad struggled to a last-place finish at
the New England Championships and a
28th place finish at the ECAC Confer-
ence meet. The positive came with a
shocking fourth place finish at the NAC
meet.

Scott Macallair, a freshman, led the
charge with solid finishes in the indi-
vidual medley and Dave Pulaski added
a strong placing in the diving competi-
tion. Greg Carr added depth to a club
looking toward a bright future at Barletta
Natatorium.





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AGAINST
ALL ODDS

HE WAS BEATEN INTO A COMA,
BUT THAT COULDN'T STOP BRAD
GILES, WHOSE HEART LIFTED HIM
OUT, HELPED HIM GRADUATE AND
MADE HIM A HERO IN ALL OF OUR
HEARTS.

On June 18th, 1994, Brad Giles walked out
of Boston Garden as a graduate of NU's
College of Engineering. The degree will
forever be cherished by all of us, who re-
member the nightmare of the night he was
attacked and how, beyond belief, Brad Giles
pulled through.

Giles was walking home from a frater-
nity party. He was attacked and beaten,
beaten so badly that he went into a coma.
But Giles fought back and regained con-
sciousness. He will never dive again, but he
has a college degree, an accomplishment
far above any score of 6.0.

Words cannot describe the guts, the
courage and the bravery this wonderful kid
displayed. We thank him with this tribute.
Good luck in your future, Brad. Our prayers
and our love will always be with you.



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-Zhe Northeastern baseball team
went to Florida in early 1 994 looking for
an elixir to heal the wounds of the previ-
ous year, when they went 17-19. Spring
training offered little solace.

The Huskies started just 2-5 in the
Sunshine State before heading back North.
They were beaten by Southern Maine, 8-
1, and were battered by Florida Interna-
tional, 7-1. All signs pointed toward an-
other disappointing spring for Neil
McPhee's club.

But NU reached back, dug deep, and
rode the arms of its solid pitching staff to
win 21 of its next 23 games. The Huskies
then went on to win the Beanpot, the NAC
tournament and found themselves in the
NCAA tournament for the first time since
1973.

NU ended its run with a pair of losses
in the tourney to Tennessee and North
Carolina St., but not before chalking up
35 wins, the most since the 1991 cam-
paign.

NAC Player of the Year Derek Gauthier
paced the charge, leading the team in
hitting (.326), homeruns (15) and runs
batted in (54). Bill Barrale added a .320
average and Mark Hopkins hit .3 1 1 while
stealing 27 bases in 27 attempts.

But pitching was the cornerstone of
this upstart bunch. John Forneiro went 7-
1 with a 2.20 earned run average. Peter
Schultz registered 10 wins, including the
first three of the season when the Huskies
were struggling. And Chris Ennico notched
a 5- 1 record, while allowing opponents to
hit just .210 against him.

The mark of this squad was coming
through in the clutch. NU was 17-5 in
extra-inning games, 7-3 in one-run games,
and 17-0 in games which they led after six
innings.




Bill Barrale, the team's second-leading hitter, takes a mighty swing against Drexel.



REBOUNDING IN STYLE




Going into the postseason, NU knew it had to
win the North Atlantic tournament to get to
the NCAA's. When Peter Schultz (left) was
upset in the second round by Hartford, the
chances looked bleak. The Huskies stayed
alive, beating Delaware by a run and then
bounced Hartford, with a 6-5 win in the first
game and a 5-0 shutout in the final. Freshman
Jay O'Shaughnessy struck out 18 in the final
to send NU to Knoxville.



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Brian Miller




NAC CHAMPIONS



TOP LEFT - First Baseman Mike Glavine, a
.290 hitter, was also steady defensively with a .982
fielding percentage.



ABOVE - Superstar Derek Gauthier who led the
team in almost every offensive category.



RIGHT - Mike Brunner and company had a lot
to celebrate, namely a NAC title and an NCAA tour-
nament bid.



LEFT - Chris Ennico arose as one of the Huskies
top pitchers, earning wins in five of his six decisions.




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Graduates John Norling and Karl Farber found time at the Henderson Boathouse to be quite enjoyable.



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The early practices paid big
dividends for Igor Lasic, Karl
Farber and Pat Mathias.



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DISTANT SHOREC

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nchored.

Once upon a time, coach Buzz
Congram had one of the most powerful
crews in the nation. In fact, his team was
one one-hundredth of a second from
knocking off Pennin 1990 and becoming
national champions. By 1994, NU was
nowhere near the top of the charts.

Drifting without many of the top
rowers of its past, Northeastern won just
one meet, ironically defeating Penn for
the Burke Cup. It placed 10th at the
Intercollegiate Rowing Association Re-
gatta, lost to Harvard by almost three
seconds and was beaten by BU in the
season opener.

The only real positive coming out of
the season other than the Burke was the
display put on by NU's freshman boat,
which finished second only to Brown by
.5 seconds at the IRA's. The freshmen
stunned Harvard and Penn and crushed
BU by 14 seconds. With a promise toward
the future, the NU crew drifts on search-
ing for that elusive national title.



James King




f>TNTNG GROUND'

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ien its season started, the women's
crew team was missing three names from a
very strong boat lineup. Coxswain Marian
O'Donnell and rowers Alaina Gurski and
Tracy Gunrud had used up all their eligibil-
ity. But the promise of several returnees
made 1994 a season to look forward to.

And Huskies rowers Regan Briggs,
Kara Mulvey and Sanja Obsivac didn't dis-
appoint, bringing home three dual-meet
triumphs and a fifth-place finish at the
Intercollegiate Rowing Association's Re-
gatta..

Strong efforts lifted NU to a 5-3
record before the Eastern Sprints, where the
varsity placed ninth. Rutgers, New Hamp-
shire, Boston College and Columbia were
all victims of the upstart Red & Black.



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(All photos by Alvin Yuen)



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2& HEAD OF
THE CHARLES

October's biggest fest in Boston was a spectacle of dueling
crews and crowds in and around Harvard Square.





Laura Ann Taylor



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Chris Wernauk



TOP LEFT - Ben Thurston and
Yvel Joseph celebrate a relay
victory.

TOP RIGHT - Coach Mark Lech
and Yvel Joseph pose with NU's
NAC Indoor Track title plaque.

RIGHT - Anders Halvorsen gets
poised to release the hammer
from his grips.



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FRANTIC FINISH

1| Tracksters surge toward two titles, but just fall short \ _ 1




Jnside was the place to be for this
group.

After capturing the conference title
indoors, the Huskies moved outside and
had to settle for a fourth-place finish in the
NAC.

But NU did not let the disappointing
placing get them down. The tracksters re-
bounded for a very impressive fifth-place
posting at the New England Champion-
ships.

Heading the charge was Erik Nedeau,
the superstar 1,500 and 800 runner, who
captured firsts in almost every event he
entered.

Yvel Joseph and Andres Halvorsen
had outstanding seasons, as did senior
Jayme Fishman.










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( Lri(^ 9\[edeau brought
swiftness, style, and
wins to 9{grtheastern's
tracts program. In the
process, he made himself
an Mi-American and a
finalist at the 1992
Olympic trials



: was as close to a sports hero as
we had in our five years at NU. Steve
Carney was a damn good basketball
player. Rob Cowie was one of the best
hockey defensemen to skate at
Matthews. And quarterback Ralph
Barone bordered on amazing at times.

But none of the above could
outduel or overshadow the heroics of
one of the nation's top runners, Erik
Nedeau.

He did not have a local track to
compete on. Nedeau had to travel to
Dedham to practice with his team on a
real track. Running through Boston and
dodging traffic and pedestrians, how-
ever, proved to be quite ideal for this
superstar.

By the end of his senior year,
Nedeau was one of the best runners in
the country in a pair of events - the
1 ,500 and the 800. He qualified for the
NCAA championships in the 800 with
the second fastest time in the country.
But he didn't compete.

Instead, Nedeau opted to go for
the 1,500 at the NCAA's with strong
approval from NU coach Mark Lech.
And to the surprise of everyone, in-
cluding a nationally televised audience
and CBS commentators, the Huskies'
top gun placed second, and first among
American competitors.

"Obviously, I wanted to win, but
if I didn't, I wanted to make sure that
whoever did win had to run their best,"
Nedeau told The Northeastern News.

Arkansas' Graham Hood, a Cana-
dian Olympian in 1992, won the event,
but was continually pushed by Nedeau.
Nedeau made a strong burst in the final
10 meters, but couldn't catch Hood,
who finished 34 hundredths a second
ahead. But placing second meant that



he had edged another Olympian and
two other former collegiate champi-
ons. The quest for perfection didn't
stop there.

"I believe that if I stay healthy, I
should be able to make the Olympics
not only in '96, but also in 2000,"
Nedeau told The News.

The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
were well within reach. Nedeau had
been close to the summit before, back
in 1992, when his speedy times in the
800 qualified him for the Olympic
trials. Nedeau finished ninth.

But the 1,500 is Nedeau's type
of race.

"It was always my goal to run in
the 1 ,500. All of my training is for the
1,500," Nedeau told The News.

But Northeastern is quite a long
way from reaching that pinnacle. The
obscurity of the school and its pro-
gram make it difficult for anyone
with Nedeau's talent level to hit the
Olympics. So the idea, at least as we
neared graduation, was to latch on to
an organization and find a sponsor.

"I think that if he can get on a
professional club, one that will be
able to provide competition for him,
then he has an excellent chance of
being one of the top three runners in
the country," Lech said to The News.

But even if the plans fall through,
Nedeau has quite another talent to
fall back on - academics. A continual
Dean's List student, the criminal jus-
tice major was named male student-
athlete of the year in 1994.

But as we left, his eyes were
focused on racing in the Olympics.
'God' was ready. That's what they
called him. God. Pretty high praise
for a pretty darn good runner.



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MEDALIST HONORC

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le title dash had been building for
several years. Each season, the Huskies
kept the title fires inside them kindling. This
time, there was no BU standing in the way
blocking a league crown and just one team
setting up shop ahead of them in New En-
gland.

In 1994, behind powerful field stars
Stephanie Pavao, Lisa Markland and
Theresa Findlay, NU captured the North
Atlantic title and finished just 14 points
behind UConn in New England.

As another season was put in the books,
coach Sherman Hart had a chance to look
back on something that is not too far away
for a talented and young squad - a New
England title and a place among the nation's
elite.

Findlay was unstoppable in the shotput
and Pavao was equally as strong in the long
jump and triple jump. Pavao set school
records in both events, with a 19-foot, 11-
inch effort in the long jump and a 4 1 -3 mark
in the triple jump.




Senior Tanisha McGriff powered the Hus-
kies' running contingent with strong fin-
ishes in the 4x400 relay.




Rosemary Harris' long javelin tosses helped NU secure another NAC title.



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HOW THE TE


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NAC CHAMPIONSHIPS


NAC CHAMPIONSHIPS


1 . Boston University


1 . Northeastern


2. Northeastern


2. Vermont


3. Vermont


3. Boston University


NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS


NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS


1. UConn


1. UConn


2. Boston University


2. Northeastern


3. Northeastern


3. Boston College



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ephanie Tavao was an
instant sensation in the long
jump, shattering the school
recordzuith a (zap of 19 feet,
11 inches.



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HEADLINERS

TOP RIGHT - Mario Lemieux made it back into hockey after
winning his battle with Hodgkin's Disease, but even his presence couldn't
get the Penguins anywhere near the Rangers first Stanley Cup in 54 years.



TOP LEFT - Troy Aikman's heroics lifted the Dallas Cowboys to
another Super Bowl.

NEAR RIGHT - His career nearing a close,Celtics center Robert


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