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Coach Corky Field conditioning CSN baseball squad

New CSN baseball coach Chris Sheff’s baseball team should not only be good — probably very good — but the Coyotes should have an even greater edge by being in better condition than their opponents.

The CSN squad is taking the Unbalanced Force Factor training program from coach Corky Field and Debra Stefan. Forty-two CSN players are training five days per week either in the morning or at night.

Field wrote an e-book on the Unbalanced Force Factor program which is one-third weight lifting, one-third conditioning and one-third speed, agility and balance.

Why should baseball players go through this training program?

“I think it will enhance strength, speed, agility and explosive power, especially rotary power,” Field said. “It will bring their bodies more conditioning and make them less susceptible to injury.”

Field said Sheff and his staff are very pleased with the UFF training program.

Field said the CSN players are also on board with the program.

“As a group, this is one of the easiest to coach and enjoyable to work with,” Field said. “I’d like to think they have bought into the program and the feel it is going to help.”

Phase 1 of the program will last three months.

Field was the starting fullback on the 1983 NCAA Division 1-AA national champion Southern Illinois football team.

Field’s younger brother, John Field, was a freshman “Special Team Assassin” on that Saluki squad.

In the third round of those playoffs, Southern Illinois somehow defeated coach Chris Ault’s Nevada Wolf Pack, 23-7, in Carbondale, Ill. I don’t know how that happened.

Corky Field was a four-year starter at SIU.

Besides being a personal trainer, he is a volunteer assistant wrestling coach at Bishop Gorman High School. John Field is the head coach.

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Joey Gilbert not in as tough as it seems

Joey Gilbert of Reno will meet former IBF light middleweight champion Kassim Ouma on Sept. 25 at the Grand Sierra Hotel in Reno.

People who don’t follow boxing closely might wonder what Gilbert is doing fighting a former champion.

Especially considering that Gilbert has selected his opponents as carefully as any fighter could do. Not that Gilbert, a former Bishop Manogue athlete, is the only fighter to have done that, but he has done it about as safely as possible.

Although Ouma has overcome many obstacles since his youth in Uganda, he is not the same fighter he once was. And that is to say the least.

Ouma has lost five of his last six fights and the one fight he won was against an opponent with a losing record. To be fair, Ouma did lose to five good fighters, none of whom Gilbert could beat.

Ouma will also be stepping up in weight to the middleweight limit. Gilbert will be dropping down from super middleweight.

For his last bout, Gilbert weighed 172 pounds. Ouma weighed 153 for his last fight. Now they are fighting each other.

One fight when Gilbert did step up in class was against Northern Nevada rival Jesse Brinkley of Yerington on Feb. 14, 2009, in Reno.

Brinkley absolutely dominated the fight. He won all 12 rounds on two judges’ scorecards and 11 of 12 rounds on the third judge’s card. It was as one-sided as a fight could be and still go the distance.

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Ault’s Nevada teams outperform expectations

I have long believed that a good measure of a college football or basketball coach is his record against the point spread. By using the point spread, one can determine if a coach’s team outperforms or underperforms their expected results on the field.

By that barometer, University of Nevada football coach Chris Ault is an unquestioned winner.
Since taking over again as head coach at Nevada in 2004, the Wolf Pack have gone 19-4 as home favorites against the point spread, according to The Gold Sheet. Impressive, to say the least.

Not that there is any doubt about Ault’s qualifications. Ault is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame before John Robinson, the former Rams, USC and UNLV football coach, by the way.

Nevada hosts Colorado State on Saturday.

The Wolf Pack lost to Colorado State 35-20 last year in Fort Collins. Main reason? Five Nevada turnovers which led directly to 28 CSU points.

After Colorado State beat Nevada last year in that embarrassing performance by the Wolf Pack, a friend told me, “Colorado State is a pretty good football team.”

The win over Nevada gave CSU a 3-0 record. But let’s examine that record. The Rams beat rival Colorado by six points (23-17) in their opener. Good for CSU. I always root for the Rams against Colorado. But Colorado wound up 3-9 last season.

CSU’s second win was by one point (24-23) over 1-AA Weber State. And then the win over Nevada via the five Wolf Pack turnovers.

Colorado State then proceeded to lose its next nine games to finish 3-9. A pretty good football team indeed.
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I understated Serra High School’s list of distinguished athletic alumni recently in an e-mail post, mentioning only Barry Bonds as having played there.

Serra, BTW, had lost to future Bishop Gorman High School football opponent De La Salle, 45-7, last week.

(Bishop Gorman football coach Tony Sanchez scouted that game.)
Other Serra athletic alumni include New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Lynn Swann, Jim Fregosi and the aforementioned John Robinson. Pretty impressive, eh?

OK, OK, so the list doesn’t include Steve Stallworth, the former UNLV quarterback and South Point arena manager. But Serra can’t claim every sports celebrity.

That’s because Stallworth was a Criminal. That’s right, Stallworth was a Criminal. Don’t panic. I’m not libeling the guy everybody — literally everybody — in Las Vegas likes and respects the heck out of.
Stallworth was the QB at Yuma (Ariz.) High School where the nickname is the “Criminals.”

Speaking of Bonds, he went on to Arizona State, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the San Francisco Giants and Steroid State.

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(To steal the ending from the esteemed Michael Katz)