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10 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana April 14, 1989 Sports Rutter on Sports By DAVE RUTrER II II Mater Dei's quarterback banking college future on rebuilt knee Scott McDurmon is negotiating between his dream and his knee. His dream is to play football for the Indiana University Hoosiers. His knee -- what's left of his original left knee after reconstructive surgery -- might require obedience to other realities. By this fall, the Mater Dei senior should have a clearer view of his future. The situation for Wildcats' star quarterback comes down to this: If his knee is fit enough, he hopes to walk on for the Hoosiers this fall, although IU's sports medical staff prefers he wait until spring. His second choice would be to walk on for Indiana State this fall. In truth, the Sycamores' staff seems more enthusiastic about his pending appearance than does IU. In neither case will the 6-foot-2,210 pound McDurmon receive a scholarship at first. He would have to earn that benefiL After months of an intense physical rehabili- tation, McDurmon understands why schools have been reticent about his future. He particularly understands IU's queasiness. "They're afraid about the liability," he says. "They would prefer I not walk on until spring because our doctor has said it would be at least a year from the injury before it's completely healed. I think they weren't that interested in me because they said they'd had three or four with this same thing. They were a little gun shy." The "year of recovery" began late last fall when he suffered the ligament and cartilage tear during wrestling season. Among knee injuries, this is a Hall of Famer. Enough was torn that the surgeon took a tendon from his kneecap to con- struct connective tissue elsewbere in his leg. Though the rehabilitation on such monumen- tal injuries is slow and exhaustive, doctors predicted that McDurmon would be fit enough to resume sports by this fall. He clearly is pushing for the accelerated time frame. "It feels a lot better now than it did," he says. Even if McDurmon recovers fully, he still must face the traditional difficulty for prospects. Going to IU is a big risk because he would not have been recruited as a prime candidate. Former Mater Dei quarterback Brett DeVault went this route and never did get a full hearing as QB. He played as a receiver briefly, made a bowl trip and earned a quality education. Going to Indiana State offers a better chance to play because the Sycamores play at Division I-AA. "I'm definitely committed to playing college football because it's always been a dream of mine. If I don't try, I think I'd regret it later in life," he says. "One day I lean one way (to IU) and the next I lean the other direction. I realize I'd probably "I've been doing this therapy three times a week have a better chance of playing at Indiana State, and each time I go it feels a little better. Mostly it's . but playing for IU has been a dream of mine ever strength exercises and other exercises to increase since I was little." flexibility, I have a good attitude about this. If it weren't Jtting better it might be different. But each day I work on it, it feels better." McDurmon probably would have required this thrice-a-week recovery process even had he not determined to continue his sports career. It was either this, or be saddled with a permanent and probably painful limp. But McDurmon's dream about playing college football has added a distinct note of urgency to the quest. As you read this, Memorial running back Ken Mills might have ended the suspense and an- nounced where he will play college football. At last report, the University of Kentucky was the leading candidate. Bulletin Boal'l Continued from page 9 The Widows Support Group of Center, Evansville. It is free and Dubois County meets the first open to family members, Tuesday of each month at 7:30 caregivers or anyone else in- p.m. and the third Wednesday of terested in Alzheimer's disease or each month at 1:30 p.m. in the dementia disorders. For meeting parish center at St. Joseph times and locations, or to receive Church, Jasper. For information, A post-abortion support group auarterlynewsletter, callthe St. call Sister Jackie Kissel, has been formed by Open ARMS Mary's Center for Healthy Aging, 482-1805. (Abortion Related Ministries) to 479-4705. help deal with the emotional Widowers support group trauma which follows an abor- "Next Step" is a family- meetings are held at St. oseph tion. Meetings are the first and oriented alcohol and othm; drug parish center, Jasper. Thelgroup third Saturdays of each month. education, prevention and in- supports those who have lost lov- Due to the confidential nature of tervention program offered by ed ones through death. 'A dif- the group, prior screening is Parkside Lodge at Mulberry ferent program offered at each necessary. Call 473-8033 or Center. Sessions are held at the meeting. New members are 1-845-2990. Catholic Center, 4200 N. Ken- always welcome. For informa- tucky Avenue, Evansville. CaI tion, call Father Frank Renner, Families Facing Cancer, a sup- 426-8201. 482-1805. port group for cancer patients and their families, meets from 7-9 New Horizons, a support group WOW {Widow or Widower}, a p.m. every fourth Wednesday at for the divorced, legally social group, meets weekly to the McCurdy Residential Center, separated, widowed and singles provide support, comfort and en- 101 S.E. First Street, Evansville. in the Dubois County area, meets couragement. Monthly breakfasts For information, call chairperson every third Sunday of each and special interest groups. Call Dorothy Zehner, 867-5395, or the month at 6:30 p.m. EST in Holy the Mental Health Association, American Cancer Society, Family School teachers' lounge, 479-0956. 424-8281. Jasper. For information, call Family Anonymous meets Father Fred Englert, 482-3076, Survivors of Suicide, for every Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at Mary Blessinger, 367-1163, or anyone who has lost a relative or Holy Redeemer Church, 918 W. Carol Herzog, 482-4098. friend through suicide, meets the Mill Road, Evansville. For family II I . I Pele Bern Metal "Buy 0rect Cut to Length" No. I White s41.95 sq. Seconds, Discontinued and haulbacks available also at greatly reduced prices. '/;' Fed faced styrofoam 4.29 shl. Weather vanes over 100 types Trusses Direct from Our Plant Lumber Specialu Too Many To List Check Weekly Specials Overhead Doors Over Three Hundred In Stock 7 0ifferenl,Kinds 9x7 !nsulated '179.95, Pele BMg. Package Lowest Prices Around on Complete Material Packages and Completely Erected Bldg. 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