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l)c GTouritr-Sonntal & Times section C SIMUY. DECEMBER 1969 Starters, Scrubs EAGLE. KINDRED COLUMNS Tage 2 spores i Dazzling as UK t-ir-'mmm '-mw $p$jm$mm tit Crushes By TEV LAUDEMAN Courier-Journal & Time: Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. Dean Smith, North Carolina's head coach, wouldn't have be- . lieved it if he hadn't been at court- side, Here was Kentucky leading Kansas i I by 93-63 with seven minutes left to play, l and UK coach Adolph Rupp didn't have a starter on the floor. , UK's reserves gave a truly super performance last night in a 115-85 drubbing of what had been considered a good Kansas team. A Terrific Bench' V "They were tremendous." said Smith, vho sends his North Carolina squad ; against UK at Charlotte Monday night. UK's substitutes hit an amazing 58.3 'per cent from the field 14 of 24. The starters connected on 47.1, 33 of 70. "Coach Rupp never substitutes that J early," Smith said. "Anytime you win by ?30 points and play that many boys, you I i have a terrific bench." I j And Smith said, "Kentucky is better ! Sports on Television : 1 TODAY ! . 1:30 p.m., EST-AFL, Broncos-Dolphini, NBC, tj I Channel 3. h 1:30 p.m., EST NFL, Packers-Browns, CBS, Channel 11. s 4 p.m., EST AFl, Bengals-Raiders, NBC, Chan- nel 3. " 4:15 p.m., EST NFL, Vikings-Rams, CBS, Chan- nel 11. MONDAY 8 p.m.,. EST Kentucky-North Carolina, Chan- ' 3. i NEXT SATURDAY t. . J p.m., EST Grantland Rice Bowl, East Ten- ' t nessee-Louisiana Tech, ABC, Channel 32. 2:45 : p.m.,'' EST NFL, Colts-Cowboys, CBS, . Channel! 1. Staff Photo by Charley Pence Boy With a Dog Is a Lucky Boy, Indeed sniff him out. Maybe we got us a get him." . . . Those are the thoughts who owns a dog. The boy here is of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Fenwick of Valley Station, where this refreshing autumnal scene was photographed. The boy who grows up with his dog learns patience, kindness, authority and skill in teaching, writes Earl Ruby in a penetrating article on the subject on Page C 11. U.ofL's Sophs 99-63 Opening Decision Kansas than last year, even without Mike Casey." It was a dazzling show that UK put on against a team which at times had a much taller group on the floor UK, with Dan Issel pulling down 12 re bounds, Mike Pratt 14 and Larry Steele 11, outboarded Kansas 61-41. The big three also led UK in scoring, Issel with 29 points, Pratt with 18 after an erratic first half and Steele with 17. Terry Mills hit well from long range, scoring 15 points and helping to ease some of Rupp's worries about his guard strength. "All the guards played well," Rupp said. The UK coach said that his team was mentally ready. "Our boys were fired up. They wanted to win this one." Kansas coach Ted Owens thought his boys were a little too keyed up. "We were tight as a drum," he said. "We felt that if we could stay in the See NORTH CAROLINA'S Page C 4, Col. 1 the Air 4 p.m., EST AFL, Chiefs-Raiders, NBC, Channel 3. NEXT SUNDAY 1:15 p.m., EST-NFL, Rams-Lions, CBS, Channel 11. 1:30 p.m., Channel 3. EST-AFL, Jets-Dolphins, NBC, 4 p.m., EST-AFL, Bills-Chargers, NBC, Chan-nel 3. 4 p.m., EST-NFL, Browns-Cardinals, CBS, Channel 11. Radio TODAY 1:25 p.m., EST-NFL, Cardinals-Giants, WHAS. 3:30 p.m., EST-AFL, Bengals-Raiders, WLW, WKLO. 8 p.m., EST-ABA, Pittsburgh-Colonels, WAVE. basketball team from the University of California's Riverside branch. A Freedom Hall crowd of 11,757 was treated to an electrifying fast-break brand of ball that thrust U of L into that commanding lead and outclassed Riverside was lucky to stay as close as it did the rest of the way. All five U of L regulars had their bright spots, but it was guard Jim Price, one of four starting sophomores, who was Kaplan starts his Leotis Martin in caused St. X coaches to refer to him as a "coach on the field," led his team to an 11-0 record, the state Class AAA championship and a final ranking as the state's No. 1 team in The C-J's Litkenhous Ratings. Joining Collins, a tailback blessed with speed and power, in the All-State back- ... By JIM BOLUS ' Courier-Journal A Times Staff Writer J Like a lightning bolt, the University of Louisville embarked on a new era with ,its trumpeted band of sophomores last ; "night. Staggering its opponent for an early -18-1 lead, Louisville opened its season Iin impressive style by winning 99-63 over 'la group of young men impersonating a game," said Bacon, toweling off in the locker room. "We knew we were ready to go. Everyone was in the right frame of mind, and it just seemed like everybody knew we were going to have a good game." U of L made nine of its first 13 shots, including five baskets off the fast break, See LOUISVILLE Page C 5, Col. 3 rebounding columns, finishing with 17 and 14, respectively. Larry Carter bagged his first four shots in helping ignite the early flurry. And U of L's forwards had good shooting nights. Henry Bacon sank 7 of 11 field goals and Al Vilcheck made all four of his shots. Bacon ended with 16 points, Carter with 14 and Vilcheck with 8. "We were pretty fired up for this On 'Easy Street A "WHATCHA got, Woody? C'mon, rabbit! Let's go, Woody. Let's go of a very special kind of boy: one Bruce Fenwick, 14-year-old son Out the crowd fajorite. Price, a fancy'jplayer who is going to make U of L fans forget Butch Beard quicker than you can say "Who's lie?" contributed 13 points, nine rebound, and nine assists (as many as the entire (Riverside team totaled) in his varsity baptism. It was senior center Mike Grosso, the only returning starter from last year's Missouri Valley Conference co-champions, who led Ithe way in the scoring and Associated Press count. Liston w; as knocked out by ninth round. tory, Page C8.) i . field are two of the finest passing quarterbacks to compete in Kentucky in many years. Mike Campbell, i from Butler's Class AAA, Counts Region champs, and Ernie Lewis whose Elhabethtown team won the state Class AA crown each threw 23 touchdown passes this season. 1 1 . ' Blast a y&mt' ""im jjfrw vjf'"' 3 Gamble Pays Off, Texas Wins 15-14 a. v 4- 1 11 FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT champion Sonny Liston is sprawled on the canvas as referee Mike . Collins, Lewis, Weathem on All-State Staff Photo U of L SOPH Larry Carter finds the long arm of California-at-Riverside opponent Darrell Daniel a barrier as he shoots and misses in last night's game at Freedom Hall. Larry got two free throws on the foul, however, and sank both of them. . From AP and NYT Disnatches " FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. The gamble of the century gave Texas the game of the year in college football yesterday and moved the Longhorns within one victory of the national championship. Capitalizing on a shockingly unexpected 44-yard pass play with 4:47 remaining, Texas pulled out a 15-14 victory over Arkansas after falling behind 14-0. A capacity crowd of 44,000, that included President Nixon, and a national television audience watched the game. The victory was the 19th straight for Lewis, a junior, was the only other underclassman voted to the first team. Rounding out the backfield is Rick Hornsby of Covington Catholic. The rugged fullback has the honor of being See STEELE Page C 7, Col. 1 RON STEELE St. X end leads All-State voting I Ot I the top ranked Longhorns and gave them the Southwest Conference championship and a date with Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl New Year's Day. The defeat was the first after nine straight victories for Arkansas, which finished second in the conference race and will face Mississippi in the Sugar Bowl Jan. 1. The Razorbacks are ranked second in the country. Texas' gamble came with Arkansas leading 14-8 and the Longhorns in possession, fourth down and three yards to go, on their 43. Quarterback James Street of run-oriented Texas called timeout to get instructions from coach Darrcll Royal, then threw a long pass to diving Rafy Pes-clicl for a first down on the Arkansas 13. Defensive back. Jerry Moore and safety Dennis Verner trailed Peschel by only a step but Street delivered the pass perfectly. 'Suck Up and Pick a Numher' "Every now and then you just have to suck it up and pick a number," explained Royal afterwards. "You don't use logic and reason, and you just play a hunch. I never considered punting." "We anticipated that they'd go to our strength, which is the run," Street added. . Ted Koy bulled 11 yards and Jim Bertelsen crashed across for the tying score from the two with 3:58 to play. Happy Feller kicked the winning point. Street, a 175-pound senior, had slapped Texas to life with a 42-yard touchdown run on the first play of the final period. Royal boldly decided to go for two points on the conversion and on the play that has become the Texas trademark, the option, Street slid along the left side See GAMBLING Page C 8, Col. 2 1 1; 1969 All-State Team ; By BOB WHITE Courier-Journal & Times Staff Writer j It's been 17 years since a high school ! Sophomore made first-team All-State in I football, but Kentucky's coaches have so 4 honored Alfred Collins of Madisonville on the 47th annual "dream team" that Iis proudly announced by The Courier- Journal today. i He's only 16 years old, but the 6-foot-l, 2487-pound Collins accomplished feats that Tven the state's finest seniors would have hcen proud of like gaining a fantastic , 2,003 yards in 10 games. j By polling the second highest number t of votes in balloting by the state's 175 head coaches, Collins became the first . Sophomore 1o join such elite company since Don Plunkett of Lexington Lafay-Me made the 1932 All State team as an end. Ron Steele, a husky senior end from St. Javier, nudged Collins for the honor of ; captain." or the leading vote-getter, on . this All-State team. Steele, whose leadership qualities often Pos. Player, School E Ron Steele, St. Xavier E Stan Hall, Paducah Tilghman T James McCollum, Male High T Larry Weathers, Woodford County CALIFORNIA-RIVERSIDE 63 Player fs fga ft fta reb pf to Greene 0 4 110 1 l Washington 7 18 2 2 6 1 16 Masi 1 4 12 1 0 3 Daniel 4 9 1 2 10 4 9 Lance 3 14 0 4 3 0 6 Vanderpool 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 Lee 9 21 1 2 1) 1 19 Gordon 1 2 0 0 3 2 2 Broyles 2 3 0 0 1 1 4 Knapik ..... 0 5 3 3 6 2 3 Team 6 Totals 27 M 16 JO 14 63 LOUISVILLE 99 Player tg fqa ft fta reb pf p Bacon 7 11 2 2 8 2 16 Grosso 7 11 3 7 14 1 17 Price 6 17 1 l 9 2 13 Larry Carter 6 17 2 3 4 2 14 Vilcheck 4 4 0,0 8 2 8 Studer 3 3 0 0 2 1 6 Lawhon ... 3 6 3 6 4 2 9 Pry .1 4 2 2 4 0 4 Perkins .11 0 1 3 1 2 Neely 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 Shields 2 3 0 0 0 0 4 Stallings .. 2 8 0 0 3 0 4 Team i Totals 43 88 13 22 61 14 Haiftime Louisville 56-3.1, Shooting percentage Riverside 34, Louisville 49. Attendance 11,757. G Danny Walker. Mayfield JJ Ht. Wt. Class Age i. 6-2 210 Sr. 17 . 6-6 200 Sr. 17 i- 6-1 235 Sr. 18 IL 6-2 238 Sr. 17 . 5-10 180 , Sr. 17 : 5-10 205 Sr. 17 , 6-4 225 Sr. 17 . 6-1 187 So. 16 . . 6-3 180 Sr. 17 . . 5-11 172 Jr. 16 . . 6-1 190 Sr. 17 G Tim Gorder, Ft. Knox . C Elmore Stephens, Thomas Jefferson B Alfred Collins. Madisonville . B Mike Campbell. Butler j... B Ernie Lewis, Elizabethtown i B Rick Hornsby, Covington Catholic Chosen for his linebacking ability.

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