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Page 12 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, November 13, 1984 Sports Sports Digest Who Hosted First Indiana NBA All-Star Game? INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) —Advertisementsmistakenly promoting the 35th NBA All-Star Game next February in Indianapolis as "a first for Indiana" have raised some questions from Fort Wayne, which hosted the game in 1953. Ads say the 1985 game will be the first played in Indiana, where a love of basketball is legendary. But the league's third all-star game was played in Fort Wayne's Memorial Coliseum almost 32 years ago, before the Fort Wayne Pistons moved to Detroit. "It just never occurred to anyone to check," said Jerry Hazelwood, coordinator for a committee planning for the game, which is being hosted by the Indiana Pacers. "Most people think of the Pacers as the first team in the NBA. It was just an oversight," he said. The Pacers, who joined the NBA in 1976 when the American Basketball Association folded, are the fifth NBA team from Indiana. The Pistons were in Fort Wayne from 1948-1957. Indianapolis was represented by the Jets in 1948 and the Olympians from 1949-1953. Anderson, Ind., also fielded a team in the 1949-1950 season. Hazelwood said newspaper advertisements might be changed, but a television commercial probably would not be redone. "I don't know if we'll do a voice over (for TV) but I'm sure in print we'll say it's just the first game in Indianapolis," he said. Fort Wayne residents, especially those who remember the league's early days, have a right to complain, Hazelwood said, noting that just one call has reached the committee offices. Fazio Planning To Return To Pitt Next Year PITTSBURGH (UPI) — Foge Fazio, the embattled coach of the University of Pittsburgh football team, says he plans to be back next year. "I expect to be here," said Fazio when asked about his future plans .Monday following a luncheon at the Allegheny Club. "I signed a Uvoyear extension of my contract (which runs through 19881 just six months ago. Maybe a contract doesn't mean anything But they told me when I signed they wanted to stablize the program, that they didn't want coaches leaving every few years." Fazio has been under a lot of heat this year because the Panthers have won only two of 10 games and tied one. Some pre-season publications had predicted they would finish in the j nation's top 10. Celtics Wear Down Pacers United Press International Vern Fleming (10) cuts in front of Danny Ainge INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The Boston Celtics showed the form of a good thoroughbred miler. They came storming out of the gate, eased up a bit and then just blew their opponents away and coasted to victory. "We played a good first quarter and a lousy second quarter," Boston coach K.C. Jones said after the Celtics pounded the Indiana Pacers 132-115 Monday night. "The second half was our game. The key was getting back on defense. Our transition game was run about as well as it has been all season." While Pacer coach George Irvine appreciated his team's aggressiveness on defense, the bottom line was clear. "We didn't do a very good job defensively inside," said Irvine. "They came out and banged people around. They set the tempo of the game and it took us a while to respond." Larry Bird scored 29 points and led a hot streak during the third period to pace the Boston victory, which put the Celtics a half-game in first place in the NBA Atlantic Division at 6-1. Indiana fell to 1-7. The Celtics pulled ahead by 21 points, 37-21, late in the first period as Bird and Dennis Johnson paced a strong quarter. But Vern Flemming scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half, including 10 straight Pacer points, to pull the hosts within 65-63 at halftime. Indiana, which never led in the game, tied the score at 69 early in the third period, but the Celtics ran off 11 straight points and Indiana never closed the gap- Bird, returning to the state where he excelled in college basketball, said it is just a matter of time before the Pacers match the success stories of the Celtics or his former Indiana State teams. "They are running more this year," Bird said. "When their shots start falling, they will be competitive." Bird led all scorers while Johnson added 24 points and Robert Parish and Danny Ainge each added 18. Herb Williams had 20 to pace Indiana. "We have to play harder than this, especially against the world champions," Irvine said. Jazz 123, Ma vs 97 Adrian Dantley scored 32 points in his first start of the season to lead the Utah Jazz to a 123-97 victory Monday night over the Dallas Mavericks. "I decided Adrian is too good of a player to keep on the bench, so I decided to start him tonight and let him play into shape," Utah coach Frank Layden said. Dantley missed the entire preseason due to his boycott of the team over a contract disagreement and did not join Utah until the fifth game of the regular season. Nebraska Voted Top Team In Nation By College Coaches NEW YORK <UPI i — Nebraska, one of five teams ranked No. l this season, has been given a st r/) chance to sit atop the ratings. Neu, ka replaced Washington as No. 1 in the UPI Board of Coaches' ratings this week, possibly patting Ihe Cornhuskers two wins away from the national championship. Nebraska can wrap up the Big Eight championship and earn its fourth straight Orange Bowl trip with a win over Oklahoma Saturday. Nebraska, third last week, received 19 of 41 first-place votes and 584 total points. South Carolina moveci up three spots to second with nine first-place votes and 563 points, edging No. 3 Brigham Young (12 first-place votes, 558 points). Oklahoma State moved up three places to fourth while Washington dropped to fifth after its 16-7 loss to Southern California. Nebraska was No. l for three weeks earlier in the season but slipped to ninth after a stunning 17-9 loss to Syracuse seven games ago. The Cornhuskers have inched up since then and regained the top spot when the top two teams lost Saturday. "I'm not lobbying for it or anything like that," Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said of being ranked No. 1. "The way things have worked in the past if you win solidly and the other teams lose you just kind of move up." A shakeup affecting every ranked team occurred after seven Top 20 teams — including No. 2 Texas — were beaten Saturday. Oklahoma, which faces Nebraska with the Big Eight title on the line Saturday, moved up to sixth followed by No. 7 Southern Cal, No. 8 Florida, No. 9 Texas and No. 10 Texas Christian. Rounding out the Top 20 are No. 11 Ohio State, No. 12 Louisiana State, No. 13 Boston College, No. 14 Virginia, No. 15 Southern Methodist, No. 16 Georgia, No. 17 Miami, No. 18 Florida State, No. 19 Auburn and No. 20 Penn State. Oklahoma made the largest jump of six spots after clubbing Colorado 42-17. Southern Cal, Virginia and SMU all moved up five spots. Miami tumbled 11 spots after blowing a 31-0 halftime lead in a 42-10 loss to Maryland. Florida State dropped eight places after a 38-26 loss to South Carolina and Texas lost seven spots after its 29-15 defeat against Houston. Auburn and Penn State both moved back into the ratings this week. Iowa, 18th last week, and West Virginia, previously 19th, dropped out. Beside the Nebraska-Oklahoma game, Texas visits TCU and Georgia visits Auburn in other games pitting ranked teams Saturday. TCU leads Texas by one-half game in the Southwest Conference race. Florida, LSU, Georgia and Auburn give the Southeastern Conference four ranked teams. The Big Eight Conference has three teams — Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma — among the top six. Here by sections are the coaches who comprise the UPI College Football Board: EAST — Jack Bicknell, Boston College; Serafino "Foge" Fazio, Pittsburgh; Dick MacPherson, Syracuse; Don Nehlen, West Virginia; Gary Tranquill, Navy; Jim Young, Army. MIDWEST — Earle Bruce, Ohio State; Gerry Faust, Notre Dame; Hayden Fry, Iowa; Lou Holtz, Minnesota; Dave McClain, Wisconsin; Dan Simrell, Toledo. SOUTH — Bobby Bowden, Florida State; Dick Crum, North Carolina; Vince Dooley, Georgia; Danny Ford, Clemson; Johnny Majors, Tennessee; Ray Perkins, Alabama. MIDLANDS — John Cooper, Tulsa; Jim Dickey, Kansas State; Mike Gottfried, Kansas; Tom Osborne, Nebraska; Warren Powers, Missouri; Barry Switzer, Oklahoma. SOUTHWEST — Fred Akers, Texas; Bobby Collins, Southern Methodist; Ken Hatfield, Arkansas; Sam Robertson, Southwestern Louisiana; Jackie Sherrill, Texas A&M; Grant Teaff, Baylor. MOUNTAINS — Joe Lee Dunn, New Mexico; La Veil Edwards, Brigham Young; Leon Fuller, Colorado State; Al Kincaid, Wyoming; Larry Smith, Arizona; ChuckStobart, Utah. PACIFIC — Rich Brooks, Oregon; Terry Donahue, UCLA; Jack Elway, Stanford; Claude Gilbert, San Jose State; Don James, Washington; Jim Sweeney, Fresno State. Sports Scoreboard NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L 11 0 T Pet. PF PA Miami New England 7 NY Jets 6 Indianapolis 4 Buffalo 0 Central Pittsburgh Cincinnati Cleveland Houston West Denver Seattle LA Raiders San Diego Kansas City National Conference East 1.000 360 636 252 545 243 Washington New Jersey New York Central Division Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Atianta Indiana Cleveland Seahawks Dump LA Raiders .444 .429 6 .250 .750 .750 .500 .375 .125 .000 6 4 2 1 10 9 5 5 5 0 7 0 9 0 10 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 6 9 ,364 173 271 ,OOC 163 322 ,560 245 209 364 202 240 182 136 21? 091 140 316 .909 227 150 .816 306 170 .636 254 214 455 282 268 ,455 188 238 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L Pet. GB 01.000 - Washington Dallas St. Louis NY Giants Philadelphia Central Chicago Green Bay Detroit Tampa Bay Minnesota West San Francisco 1 LA Rams 7 New Orleans 5 Atlanta 3 W L T 4 0 4 0 5 0 Pet. PF PA 636 23S 208 636 210 209 545 305 253 545 221 213 409 199 224 .750 .750 ,556 .500 .143 2 .750 4 .555 5 .500 5 375 6 .250 6 .250 .636 .364 318 224 189 246 230 205 272 7 0 ,364 207 263 8 0 273 214 288 10 1 0 ,909 311 6 4 0 6 0 8 0 7 .636 229 196 .455 216 241 .273 211 256 Monday's Results Seattle 17, Los Angeles Raiders 14 Sunday's Games (All Times EST) New England at Indianapolis, 1p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 1p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta. 1 p.m Dal las at Buffalo. 1p.m. L.A. Rams v. Green Bay at Mil*.. 1 p.m. St. Louis at New York Giants, 1 p.m. Seattle al Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia. 1 p.m. New York Jets at Houston, 4 p.m. Miami at San Diego, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Denver, 4p.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Raiders, 4 p.m. Monday's Games Pittsburgh at New Orleans, 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 Green Bay at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. New England at Dallas, 4 p.m. Houston Denver 6 San Antonio 6 Utan 5 Dallas 5 Kansas City 1 Pacific Division Pnoenix 6 Portland 5 L.A.Lakers 5 L.A.Clippers 3 Golden State 2 Seattle 2 Monday'3 Results Boston 132, Inoiana 115 Utah 123, Dallas 97 Tuesday's Games (All Times EST) Washington a! New York, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 9:30 p.m. New Jersey at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Golden State at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Houston at Indiana, night New York at Boston, night Detroit at Philadelphia, night San Antonio at Washington, night New Jersey at Phoenix, night Calgary 8 6 1 17 76 61 Winnipeg 7 5 2 16 56 50 Los Angeles 5 7 3 13 55 57 Vancouver 2 12 2 6 57 99 Monday's Result Montreal 5. Vancouver 3 Tuesday's Games (All Times EST) Los Angeles al Quebec, 7:35 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 7:35 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 9:35 p.m. ednesday's Games Boston at Buffalo, night Montreal at Edmonton, night Quebec at St. Louis, night N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, night Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, night Los Angeles at Toronto, night Detroit at Vancouver, night INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE East Division W L T Pts. GF GA teams on NCAA or conference probation are Ineligible for Ihe Top 20 and national championship consideration by the UPI Board of Coaches. The teams currently on probation are Arizona, Clemson, Illinois and Kansas. High School Basketball Toledo Kalamazoo Flint Muskegon 5 4 3 1 43 52 44 36 43 42 35 37 5 4519 4519 West Division Indianapolis 6 3 1 13 47 37 Peoria 4 2 3 11 40 28 Fort Wayne 4 4 3 11 40 39 Salt Lake City 4 61 9 38 46 Milwaukee 262 7 37 46 Teams get one point for an overtime loss. Monday's Games No Games Scheduled Tuesday's Games Kalamazoo at Salt Lake City Wednesday's Games Toledo at Flint Muskegon at Kalamazoo NHL College Ratings WALES CONFERENCE Patrick Division W L T Rs. GF GA Philadelphia 9 NY Islanders 8 3 2 20 7 0 16 NY Rangers 7 5 1 15 Washington 5 5 3 13 Pittsburgh 5 7 1 New Jersey 382 Adams Division Montreal 9 Boston Buffalo Hartford Quebec 3 2 9 5 1 7 6 2 7 6 2 11 8 20 19 16 16 69 38 76 75 59 53 50 49 48 56 44 58 53 41 60 50 66 56 50 59 1 13 52 59 NBA CAMPBELL CONFERENCE Morris Division W L T Rs. GF GA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pet. GB Boston 6 1 .857 Philadelphia 5 1 .833 % Chicago St. Louis Minnesota Detroit Toronto Smythe Division Edmonton 12 1 3 27 7 6 2 16 6 7 1 13 4 8 3 11 4919 3939 67 62 49 54 55 69 50 62 47 70 86 45 NEW YORK (UPI) - The United Press International Board of Coaches Top 20 college football ratings, with first-place votes and records in parentheses (total points based on 15 points for first place, 14 lor second, etc.): I.Nebraska (19) (9-1) 584 2. South Carolina (9) (9-0) 563 3. Brigham Young (12) (10-0) 558 4. Oklahoma State (ft-1) 405 5. Washington (30) (9-1) 351 6. Oklahoma (7-1-1) 340 7. Southern Cal (8-1) 331 8. Florida (1) (7-1-1) 304 9. Texas (5-1-1) 302 10. Texas Christian (B-1) 253 11. Ohio State (8-2) 247 12. Louisiana State (7-1-1) 221 13. Boston College (6-2) 131 14. Virginia (7-1-1) 83 15. Southern Methodist (6-2) 59 16. Georgia (7-2) 51 17. Miami (8-3) 34 18. Florida Slate (6-2-1) 30 19. Auburn (7-3) 17 20. Penn State (6-3) J5 Note: By agreement with the Airier!can Football Coaches Association, INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - The UPI Board of Coaches pre-season top 20 Indiana high school basketball teams (includes total rating points and first place votes): 1.L&MI.5) 157 2. South Bend Adams (5) 155 3. Marion 141 4. Warsaw 115 5. FW Northrop (1) 103 6. Brebeuf 81 7. Anderson 75 8. Lafayette 72 9. Columbus North 68 10. EC Washington 66 11. Richmond (1) 56 12. Bloomington South 51 13. Fort Wayne Harding 48 14. Valparaiso 43 15. Vincennes 24 16. Ben Davis 23 17. Evansville Bosse 17 18. Perry Meridian 16 19. Brownstown 12 20. EC Roosevelt 11 Also receiving votes: Anderson Highland, Anderson Madison Heights, Crown Point, Elkhart Central, Fort Wayne South, Gary .Roosevelt, In dianapolis Cathedral, Indianapolis Manual, Indianapolis North Central, jeffersonville, Merrillville, Michigan City Rogers, Michigan City Elston, Muncie Central. Muncie South, New Albany, New Castle, Plymouth, Terre Haute South, Warren Central. Transactions Baseball Cincinnati — Sold pitcher Brad Lesley to Milwaukee, which assigned him to Vancouver of the Pacific Coast League. New York Mets — Pinch-hitter Rusty Staub declared himself a free agent; added to the major league roster: pitchers Randy Myers, Bill Latham, Roger McDowell, Jeff Bettendorf and Floyd Youmans, catcher Ronn Reynolds and Inflelder Dave Cochrane; outrighted to Tidewater of the International League: pitcher Jeff Blttlger, inlielder Brian Giles and catcher Junior Ortiz. Toronto — Added pitchers Louis Aquino and Colin McLaughlln to the major-league roster. Basketball Milwaukee - Signed forward Charles Davis to a 1-year contract; waived forward Mark West. SEATTLE (UPI) - The Seattle Seahawks had another big game for takeaways — they intercepted three passes, recovered three fumbles and stole some of the Los Angeles Raiders' Monday night mystique. Dave Krieg threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to lead the Seahawks to a 17-14 victory over Los Angeles and hand the Raiders only their third loss in 25 appearances in Monday night games. The defeat just about kills any chances Los Angeles, now 14 after three straight losses, had of repeating as AFC West champion. Denver, 10-1, leads the division and has already defeated the Raiders twice this season. With its victory over the Raiders, Seattle, 9-2, remained a game behind the Broncos. Denver and Seattle play each other twice in the final four weeks of the season. "Our backs are to the wall," said Raiders coach Tom Flores. "We've got to do it ourselves. No one will do it for us. We're just hoping to win a wild card (playoff berth)." Despite a noisy Kingdome- record crowd of 64,001, about half of whom were clad in promotional "Raider Busters" T-shirts, the Seahawks struggled through a dismal first-half offensive performance and trailed 7-0 at halftime. The game began to turn in Seattle's favor early in the third quarter when Los Angeles running back Marcus Allen fumbled on his own 12-yard line and Seattle linebacker Shelton Robinson recovered. The Seahawks settled for a 27-yard field goal by Norm Johnson after picking up only three yards on three plays. But Krieg got hot on Seattle's next two possessions, completing six straight passes to spearhead a pair of 63-yard United Press International Marcus Allen (L) drags along Keith Simpson touchdown marches. The scores came on an 8-yard pass to Byron Walker and 20-yard TD throw to Daryl Turner, with the Seahawk wide receivers beating All-Pro cornerback Lester Hayes both times. "David Krieg made the big plays when he had to make them," said Seahawk coach Chuck Knox. "He fired two strikes in there." Krieg passed for 107 yards on the two drives after a first half in which the Seahawk offense compiled only 46 yards in total offense. "We came out and challenged them in the second half," said Krieg. "We decided that we would have to pass the ball and go after their cornerbacks." The Raiders scored on a pair of 1-yard runs by Allen in the second and fourth quarters. The first score ended a streak of 10 straight scoreless quarters by the Seahawk defense. Allen's second touchdown with 13:33 left in the game pulled the Raiders to within 17-14. Two other Raider drives deep into Seahawk territory in the second and third quarters came up empty because of fumbles by Frank Hawkins and Todd Christensen. In the fourth quarter the Seattle secondary took over, intercepting three Marc Wilson passes to choke off Raider drives. Seattle safety Kenny Easley picked off two of the passes and now has six interceptions in his last three games.

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