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Out o 1998 never to be forgotten With each passing year, it seems his shoes will never be fll i ed . H e is Cup Championship, as though there is some special exce n en ce,and that excellence couldn’t Before I mention the obvious, there event that captures the hearts of possib ] y be matched. has to be recognition for golf’s Mark many Americans. 1998 was just l n football, the year belonged to the O’Meara who won the Masters and that and more, which will Denver Broncos. Their Super Bowl the British Open; Jana Novotna who undoubtedly go down in history as upse , of the Green Bay Packers not only finally won her Wimbledon Title as one of (if not) the greatest year in gave John E , way his cbamp ionship ring, well as the Detroit Red Wings who s P orts - but it also will be remembered as the held up the Stanley Cup in a quiet year ’9B was special not only because year that the AFC broke the 14 year for hockey. Overshadowed in of the achievements of its athletes winning strea k of the NFC. That win baseball, but hopefully never and organizations, but because brougbl j nto tbe spotlight the 1984 Los forgotten will be the perfect game by those events brought into the Angeles Raiders who were the last AFC David Wells, 20 strikeouts by rookie spotlight the magic of years Kerry Wood, past. With records being dominance by AL Cy broken and teams vying for Young winner Roger greatness, much attention was Clemens and the end also focused on the great y Nj \ of the Cal Ripken events in history that many of m A \ streak at 2,632. us never had the pleasure to A m 7 Hopefully to be see. forgotten will be the Just as we hear about the \ baseball umpire’s 1927 Yankees and the 1975 \ bl own calls in the Cincinnati Reds, so will the playoffs and the NFL baseball enthusiasts of future officials bloopers years hear about the 1998 throughout the season. New York Yankees. \ Boxing is undoubtedly Unquestionably the most a dying sport, as not dominant team in sports this team to win the championship. But much was heard about throughout past year, the Yankees didn’t leave perhaps the most ta i ke d abou t team of 1998. The biggest event there was the any questions unanswered in their tbe past was the 1972 Miami Dolphins, man to blame for impairing the quest for greatness. 114 regular wu b the Broncos threatening the only hearing ol the boxing world as Mike season wins, 125 total wins, a 4-0 undefeated season in NFL history, the Tyson was reinstated. World Series sweep of the San Dolphins began to be recognized. The story of 1998 that will never Diego Padres are deserving enough And as the Giant upset took place to be forgotten was... ? Surprise!! Mark of future recognition. But when the move the g roncos to 13-1, the McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Number commentators of the 21st century champagne glasses were up, and the 70 for McGwire and 66 for Sosa will begin to talk about the most Dolphins’ immortality was saved. But go down in history. But the future consistent lineup in baseball as future teams make their bid for fans will never know the deeper history, the ’9B Yankees stand perfection, there will be some talk of the significance of the “Home Run Chase alone. From the top to the bottom, 1998 Denver Broncos. of ’98.” To them it will just be another these Yanks go unmatched. College football wasn’t so much record to be broken, but for those of Although the NBA didn t recognized as having a year with a us that went along tor the ride, we necessarily stay in the graces of dominant team as much as a dominant know the story behind the numbers, fans, it did start out that way. There p ] a yer. Ricky Williams put his name in The press conferences, sold out will always be the memory of the the reco rd books as he passed stadiums, the story of Roger Maris greed of players that forced the pj ttsbu rgh’s Tony Dorsett for yards in and Babe Ruth, the emergence of two 1998 NBA Lockout, but the end of b i s career. But the emotion of the men that went from good ball players the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty should accomplishments of Williams didn’t to good friends to role models to overshadow that as the NBA’s sur f ace until he received the Doak record breakers to home run kings, shining moment of ’9B. Their six Wa j ker award for the second straight The ride will never be forgotten and championships in eight years place year As Wa lker became ill and Williams the emotion might never be matched, them in history as one of the grew closer to the man behind the award, McGwire and Sosa gave America a greatest dynasties. Sure the Celtics d began to have more meaning. With summer of a lifetime, ofthelate 1950 s and early’6os won tbe deatb 0 f Walker weighing on the Someday the stories of ’9B will eight straight and could be m j nd 0 f Williams, the moment on the become legendary. So don’t forget the considered the greatest, but these s(age as be rece j ved lbe award will be Home Run Chase of ’9B, or the ’9B Bulls’ individual championship a s memorable as the day that he received Yankees. Always remember Jordan’s teams are without a doubt, the most the Heisman. concluding heroics that helped the consistently great. Bulls’ dynasty culminate with a In that championship, Michael championship. The quote, “This Jordan put an exclamation point on one’s for John” will be mentioned just his career. Trailing with 40 seconds as Harry Carey’s "Holy Cow” is remaining, Jordan scored on a lay- mentioned now. Keep ’9B in your up, stole the ball from Karl Malone mind, because just as we heard about and nailed the game winner with the past heroes, so will the future fans only seconds remaining. The final bea r of these moments. But only we shot and the entire career of truly have the pleasure to understand Michael Jordan brings emotion to what these moments were really anyone that truly understands his about, importance to the game of basketball. He followed in the footsteps of Jerry West, Oscar . Robertson, Magic and Larry, but The Behrend Classifieds o the editor in chief, Oliver, Liz > You are doing a I want to come home. I nee d rny key. ;reat job and keep up the Dele Rose ;ood work. MOM Students and employees of Penn State Behrend are invited to submit a free classified ad in The Beacon. Types of ads may include personal messages and items for sale. Maximum classified length is >5 words. Persons who submit ads must state their affiliation with Behrend. 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With a win at the final race of the season, Gordon tied “The King” Richard Petty for wins in a season. It also saw him carry home the Winston Snyder is the sports editor for the Beacon. Out of Bounds appears weekly on this page. Sports Behrend Soccer Wrap-up By Matt Buser staff writer The Behrend men’s and women’s soccer teams each enjoyed a great deal of success this season. Both set school records for wins in a season, the men with 13 and the women with 15, despite playing exceptionally strong schedules. The Behrend men finished the season 13-9. For the third consecutive year, the team earned a ranking in the NCAA Division 111, North East Regional Poll. “This team had great chemistry," Assistant Coach Chuck Baranich said. PACK THE GYM NIGHT Saturday, January 16 Erie Hall BEHREND vs. FROSTBURG Women - 6:00 Men - 8:00 WIN A PIZZA PARTY FOR YOUR FLOOR Housing and Food Service Athlete of the Week Position Date: Chris Hughes, a junior center on the men’s basketball team, has been named the Housing and Food Service Athlete of the Week. Hughes made strong contributions to the men’s first place finish at the Behrend Classic this past weekend. Hughes started the week joining three other Lions in double-figures as Behrend soundly defeated Thiel College. He finished the game with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and one block. In tournament action, Hughes played consistently well in both of Behrend’s wins at the Classic. He scored 11 points, including shooting 7 for 9 from the free throw line. In the championship game on December 9, Hughes scored a game high 17 points as Behrend defeated St. John Fisher, 74-61. He also pulled down seven rebounds and dished off three assists. His solid play in both games earned him a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Entering conference play last night against Lake Erie, Hughes will be an intregal part of the Lions’ AMCC success. Hughes is a transfer from Clarion University. Intramural Roundup Intramurals SPRING 1999 Ping Pong Singles and Doubles Singles - Men and Women, Doubles - Men, Women and Coed Registration Deadline: January 9th at 4:00 p.m. Recreation 3-Point Shootout Registration Deadline: January 22 Event will be held on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30 Spring semester Intramural schedules are available in the IM office and on the Reed and Erie Hall IM boards. “They really were a great group ot guys. I enjoyed coaching them and really just being around them." “This season was a total team effort,” Baranich continued. "The freshmen contributed and the upperclassmen played like we expected. One thing about this team, they had character, and they played hard every game from start to linish. The team loses only two seniors , so expect them to be even more competitive next year. The Behrend women enjoyed the finest season in the program's four years ol existence. The team linished at 15-3-3, hosted and won the AMCC Chris Hughes Men’s Basketball Junior Center January 4 - January 11 January 14, 1999 - The Behrend College Beacon - page 7 Conference Tournament, and recieved a second straight bid to the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament The women did not lose a conference game for the second straight year, and recieved a first-ever Great Lakes Regional Ranking. “What made this team special was that, even though we accomplished a lot last year, we wanted to do even more, and we were able to," Assistant Coach Melissa Eging said of the season. “We didn’t have one specific go-to player, everyone contributed, and the players we have coming back are dedicated to improving again."