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Page 7
Sports Editor
dom’t knoi Bring baseball
^ back to NBC
ince Monday dawns the begin
ning of the 1992 baseball cam
paign and since most of the base-
jail junkies around the country will
>e glued to the TV until October,
omething should be said about the
■4 :urrent status of baseball on televi-
It stinks.
Permit me to get a bit nostalgic as
remember a glorious era in sports
|ustory -1986.
At that time, NBC had baseball's
lame of the Week every Saturday,
in Scully and Joe Garagiola were in
e booth, and CBS was nowhere to
be found.
It just so happens that the World
Ties in 1986 proved to be one of the
st in baseball history. The Mets
even-game victory, and the Game 6
racle that took the series the dis-
ce, was a colossal event in base
ball, and NBC was a part of that.
Scully, one of the deans of base
ball broadcasting, and Garagiola,
were the voices of baseball in Ameri-
:a and the '86 Series only solidified
hat fact. I can't think back to that
sixth game without hearing Scully
shouting, "Here comes Knight and
■ the Mets win it!"
Two years later, Kirk Gibson
added his own niche in baseball sto-
e me tne oppa jrytelling with his game-winning
AL work that! homerun in the opening game of the
that wasgoinj 1988Series Watching the game was
\'e either succa exciting enough, but listening to Scul
ly's call turned the event into some-
kf ar 1 0un ^ (l | thing out of The Natural.
In 1989, an event happened that
would change the complexion of
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Smith, Coryatt get second look
Cowboys host 20
potential picks
Editors Note: The Battalion will preview the
1992 NFL Draft during the next three weeks.
By Doug Foster
The Battalion
As NFL draft day draws near, Dallas
Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson and
his staff are busy mak-
ing their final analysis
of all available college
The Cowboys flew
20 top collegiate play
ers into their Valley
Ranch training camp
Thursday for physicals
and interviews.
Among those 20 play
ers are Texas A&M
linebacker Quentin
Coryatt and cornerback Kevin Smith.
.Dallas has the 13th, 15th and 16th
picks in the first round of the April 26th
A&M tennis teams
face doubleheader
of stiff competition
By Chris Whitley
The Battalion
A doubleheader of Texas A&M tennis
will take place today at the Omar Smith
Tennis Center.
The men play Southwest Conference
foe,Texas Tech, starting at 1:30 p.m. before
the Lady Aggies face Notre Dame at 5
The 19th-ranked men's team, 13-3 and
1-0 in the SWC, takes on the 12-8 Red
Raiders, who are 2-1 in conference play.
Tech's last dual match was a victory over
See Men's/Page 8
Battalion file photos
Former A&M cornerback Kevin Smith and former linebacker Quentin Coryatt
were flown to Dallas on Thursday by the Cowboys for physicals and interviews.
draft, and Chris Hall, with the Cowboys'
scouting staff, said Smith could be a prof
itable pick in that spot for the team.
Smith has been projected in the top 15
picks and is considered among the top
three defensive backs in the draft along
with Florida State's Terrell Buckley and
Troy Vincent of Wisconsin.
"Smith is someone we are definitely
interested in," Hall said. "You never can
tell what's going to happen on draft day,
though. There could be a sudden desire
for defensive backs and he, Buckley and
Vincent could all be gone by the time we
get our pick.
"We like Smith's abilities, and we ac
tually think he's one of the top two defen
sive backs in the draft," Hall added.
The Dallas secondary lost cornerback
Manny Hendrix to Plan B on Wednesday
when Hendrix signed a one-year deal
with the San Francisco 49ers.
Coryatt has been projected as the top
linebacker in the draft, and some analysts
think he could go as high as the second
pick overall, bowing only to early-entry
defensive lineman Steve Emtman from
the University of Washington.
Although the Cowboys don't have a
top five pick, they have shown interest in
Coryatt. Hall said Dallas was impressed
with Coryatt's athletic ability.
"At this point we are capable of doing
almost anything to get a pick we like," he
said. "We're not sure who we'll be shoot
ing for, and we have had a history of
making trades to get a pick we like."
See Aggies/Page 8
Beyond Expectations
Second baseman Robert Harris relieves injured Mike Hickey, answers call
By Anthony Andro
The Battalion
When opportunity came knocking,
Texas A&M baseball player Robert Har
ris answered the call.
Harris, a redshirt freshman second
baseman, took over for the injured Mike
Hickey earlier this season and has made
the adjustment to being a major college
baseball player.
Harris and the Aggie baseball team
travel to Lubbock this weekend to take
on the Texas Tech Red Raiders. A&M is
24-11, 11-7 in Southwest Conference
play while Texas Tech is 21-15, 10-11 in
SWC play.
Due to a possi
ble frost tonight,
the times for the
games have
been changed.
Game one is to
morrow at 1
p.m. and the
teams will
square off for a
Sunday at noon.
Harris has
played well in
Hickey's absense, hitting .344 with a
homer and 16 RBIs. An accomplishment
that is far beyond the expectations he
had when the Aggies started the season
in February.
"Before the year started, I just imag
ined I would come in whenever some
one got injured," Harris said. "I never
imagined starting this year. I was just
looking forward to next year."
But Harris got his chance to start his
first game last month in the Baylor se
ries. He admitted the task gave him a
few butterflies.
"I was real nervous, especially when
I went out there the first game against
Baylor," he said. "I was real excited.
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