Unusual foe for University of Redlands football team, September 10th, 2007

Unusual foe for University of Redlands football team

10:00 PM PDT on Monday, September 10, 2007


The Press-Enterprise

The University of Redlands football team's opponent for Saturday is an unusual one -- Haskell Indian Nations University.

"They're from Lawrence, Kansas," said Bulldogs coach Mike Maynard, whose team will host the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics squad. "We needed a game, and they agreed to come out here and play us."

Redlands lost Trinity College (Texas) as an opponent when Colorado College joined the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. It gave an extra game to Trinity and shorted Redlands by one.

The connection between Redlands and Haskell occurred when Maynard attended a semi-professional game in the Hemet area last year. Bob Salgado, the tribal chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, found out Maynard needed a game and suggested the matchup with Haskell.

Salgado, who has since resigned as chairman of the Soboba Indians, set up the game.

The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians is paying all expenses for the Haskell team to play the game, Maynard said.

"The cost is about $20,000," Maynard said. "We had no money to (travel) and we needed a game. The thanks goes to Bob and the Soboba Springs Indians."

Maynard said Haskell is rather famous for being a school Jim Thorpe attended during his college days.

"You remember those book reports we used to do back in the first and second grades?" Maynard said. "It was Jim Thorpe, All-American. He was at Carlisle and Haskell."

Maynard says he has no idea what kind of program Haskell will bring into Ted Runner Stadium.

"All I know is ... that we'd better be ready," he said.

Coyotes, Lancers Square Off

Cal State San Bernardino and California Baptist University meet in a battle of nationally ranked women's volleyball teams on Thursday night at Coussoulis Arena.

The matchup will pit NCAA Division II's No. 1-ranked team Cal State (8-0) against a Lancers team that was ranked No. 3 in the NAIA poll last week.

Today, Cal Baptist (7-2) will play No. 2-ranked Concordia College.

Last year, Cal State swept Cal Baptist in three games.

Perez Leads SBVC

San Bernardino Valley College's Carlos Perez was his team's top runner Saturday, finishing 17th at the Brigham Young University Autumn Classic Cross Country Invitational.

Perez posted a time of 20 minutes, 28 seconds for the defending state JC champion Wolverines in the six-team event. Chris Rombough, of Minnesota, ran 19:16 to lead the Gophers to a narrow win over host BYU, 26-30.

SBVC (106) took fourth behind Utah Valley State (101) but finished ahead of Westminster College (143) and Dixie College (182).

RCC Finishes Second

Mike Munoz, the Orange Empire Conference runner of the year in 2006, was sidelined by injury while his Riverside Community College squad placed second to Santa Ana College at the OEC cross country championships.

"This team is strong and deep," RCC coach Jim McCarron said. "We had eight Tigers in the top 20, and we ran without two of our stronger runners."

While Munoz was out with a hamstring injury, freshman Steven Krueger crossed the line in fourth place in 21 minutes, 27 seconds. Sophomore Ian Iversen (Temecula Chaparral) was sixth in 21:31 over the 4-mile race.



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