Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 26, 1968 · Page 17
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Thursday, December 26, 1968
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Four New Year's Day Major Holiday Bowl Contests On Tap For Gridiron Fans THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1968 By HERSCHEL NISSENSON The North and the South began the last week of 1968 with a throwback to the old days of defensive football. Michigan State's Dick Berlinski booted a 23-yard field goal in the first period Wednesday and the North made it stand up for a 3-0 victory in the Shrine's all- star game at Miami's Cotton Bowl. That kicked off an eight-iky holiday period during which 12 major bowl games will be played. Next on tap is the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla., Friday night between unbeaten and untied Ohio University, champions of the Mid-American Conference, and Richmond, which won seven of 10 games in taking Southern Conference honors. Saturday's schedule lists four games—the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla., between Missouri, 7-3, and Alabama, 8-2; the Sun Bowl at El Paso, Tex., between Auburn, 6-4, and Arizona, 8-2; the East-West Shrine Game at San Francisco and the Blue- Gray game at Montgomery, Ala. Monday right it's the Peach Bowl at Atlanta pairing Louisiana State, 7-3, with Florida State, 8-2. Tuesday Oklahoma faces Southern Methodist in the Blue Bonnet Bowl in Houston's Astrodome. Both teams had 7-3 regular season records. The four big ones come up Wednesday, New Year's Day- Ohio State, 9-0, and Southern California, 9-0-1, in the Rose Bowl; Penn State, 10-0, and Kansas, 9-1, in the Orange Bowl; Texas, 8-1-1, and Tennessee, 8-1-1, in the Cotton Bowl and Georgia, 8-0-2,. vs. Arkansas, 9-1, in the Sugar Bowl. ~ In the Christmas action, five pass interceptions and two fumble recoveries helped the North to victory. A slim crowd of 18,063 on a perfect sunshiny day saw the North win its ninth game of the series. The South has won 11 and there was one tie. Notre Dame's Bob Gladieux, whose 55-yard run set up Berlinski's field goal, was voted the North's outstanding player. Linebacker Bill Bergey, a Little Ail-American from Arkansas State, was named best of the Southerners. All but one serious drive by the South was broken up by fumbles and interceptions. The other was smashed by a fierce goal line stand after Virginia's Frank Quayle had plowed eight yards to a first down on the North one-yard line. Crystal Gazin' Swami Hoople Foresees Startling Surprises In Major Bowl Matches Up Eastern Division Lead Bullets Shoot Up Sonics In Christmas Night Battle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Baltimore Bullets have never had such a Merry Christmas, and the way they're going, it looks like a happy New Year, too. The Bullets have never had a winning season since they returned to Baltimore for the 1963-64 season, and some of those years have been disastrous. Only last season they had the worst record in the National Basketball Association at 20-61. But this holiday season, the Bullets are flying higher than ' Santa Claus after beating Seattle 118-112 Wednesday, Christmas night, for their ninth consecutive triumph and a 27-7 record. The victory increased their Eastern Division lead to 3% games over Philadelphia when the 76ers dropped a 110-109 dect- son at New York. Idle Boston fell 4% behind while Cincinnati remained 5% back with a 103-98 triumph over visiting Chicago. Los Angeles raised! its Western Division lead to ,5% games with a 119-99 comeback victory over host Phoenix. Detroit outlasted Milwaukee 119413 in the only other game at Milwaukee. In the American Basketball Association, Minnesota defeated Kentucky 129-118, Denver belted New York 129-110 and Oakland beat Los Angeles 127-122. The host Bullets, winning for the 14th time in 16 games, turned the tide at the start of the fourth period, hitting eight of nine shots for a 100-89 lead as Jack Marin and reserve Ed Manning each scored four points. . Earl Monroe had 25 points for the Bullets and Wes Unseld 23. Cazzie Russell cut down Philadelphia, hitting a 25-foot jump with five seconds left after Hal Greer's 16 points in final period put the 76ers ahead. Billy Cunningham, who brought the 76ers back from a 28-8 deficit, missed a last second shot. Greer finished with 34 points, Cunningham 31 and Willis Reed 25 for the Knicks. Russell had 21. Oscar Robertson scored 13 points and made a key steal and assist in the final quarter to keep Cincinnati ahead, while teammate Connie Dierking totaled' 31 points. The Lakers, playing in an afternoon television game, fell behind by 24 points in the second quarter and then outscored the Suns 75-43 in the final half behind Jerry West, 26 points, Elgin Baylor 22, and Wilt Chamberlain 15. Detroit went down 13 points, pulled even at 64 at halftime o Eddie Miles' shooting and then took tjommand as Happy Hairston finished with 24 points and Miles and Dave Bing 22 each. HOCKEY LEAGUE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS' Wednesday's Results Toronto 4, Chicago 3 New York 2, Phila'phia 2, tie Oakland 3, Boston 1 Pittsburgh 6, Detroit 3 St. Louis 2, Minnesota 0 Only games scheduled Today 's Games Toronto at Montreal Oakland at New York Pittsburgh at St. Louis Minnesota at Los Angeles Only games scheduled Fridays Games Philadelphia at Detroit Only game scheduled By THE ASSOC!AED PRESS TOKYO—Ruben Navarro, Los Angeles, and Yoshiaki Numata, Japan, drew, 10, lightweights. PORTLAND, Maine — Jimmy McDermott, 171, H o 1 y o k e, Mass., stopped Julio Cruz, 166, New York, 5. By MAJOR AMOS B. HOOPLE Football's Foremost Forecaster EGAD, friends, never have you been treated to a finer selection of football contests than this year's big Bowl matches. Every team in the Top Ten with the exception of Notre Dame will see action in one of the eight big games. The seventh-ranked Irish have a self- imposed ban on post-season games. Fittingly, the Rose Bowl, "daddy of the Bowls," has the top attraction — Ohio State (9-0), rated No. 1, vs. Southern California (9-0-1), ranked No. 3. Running a close second in importance is the Orange Bowl nocturnal meeting of the nation's No. 2 eleven, Pehn State (J.0-0), and the Big Eight powerhouse Kansas (9-1). The Sugar Bowl pits fourth-ranked Georgia (8-0-2) against 10th- rated Arkansas (9-1). Our personal inspections of the contestants' secret workouts and private conversations with the coaches indicate — kaff-kaff — several startling surprises are in store. Before bidding adieu to the '68 collegiate season, dear readers, let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a happy and prosperous New Year from your faithful correspondent and the other members of the Hoople Forecasting team. Now fasten your seat belts, friends, and read the stupendous news — har-rumph! GATOR X BOWL Dec. 28, Jacksonville, Fla. Missouri 23, Alabama 21. A mild upset here as Dan Devine's lads hand Bear Bryant and his Alabama boys their second straight Bowl defeat. A rugged contest all the way. --- -x- -x- STJN BOWL Dec. 28, El Paso, Tex. Arizona 20, Auburn 19. Arizona's Wildcats, humiliated by neighbor Arizona State in their last outing, will be out to prove they belong with the top teams. For Auburn, it will be another heart-breaking loss — urn- kumph! -X- -X- -X- PEACH BOWL Deo. 80, Atlanta, Ga. (N) Florida State 28, LSU 16. A newcomer to the bowl lineup this year, the Peach Bowl promises to be a dandy. LSI 7 is always dangerous but we believe Florida State, conquerors of point-happy Houston, has too many guns for the Tigers! BLUEBONNET BOWL Dec. 31, Houston, Tex. Oklahoma 26, SMU 22. In their last five victories, the Sooners averaged 35 points per game. The offense figures to keep rolling while the defense staves off the powerful rushes of the Mustangs. -x- -X- ROSE BOWL Jan. 1, {Pasadena, Calif. So. California 25, Ohio State 22. The upset of the day! O. J. Simpson, Heisman Trophy winner and the finest runner your scribe has seen in years, will close his career in a veritable blaze of glory. The big, bole! Buckeyes will give it everything they've got but just fall short— -X- -X- -X- SUGAR BOWL Jan. 1, New Orleans, La. Arkansas S3, Georgia 25. Another upset here! Two evenly matched clubs, with the Hoople System giving the edge to the high - scoring Razorbacks — hak-kaff! -x- -x- COTTON BOWL Jan. 1, Dallas, Tex. Texas 18, Tennessee 15. Boasting identical 8-1-1 records, the Longhorns and Volunteers were hard to separate. After running the statistics for both clubs over 10 games through the Hoople- Computer, we came up with a three-point margin for Texas. Remember, you read it here first — um-kumph! -X- -X- - K- ORANGE BOWL Jan. 1, Miami, Fla. (N) Penn State 30, Kansas 28. A close contest from the opening whistle, this is the ideal game to ring down the curtain on the college season. When the lights go off in Miami's Orange Bowl, the Nittany Lions will have run their record to an impressive 11-0 with a pulsating conquest of the Jayhawks. *(N)—Night games. NORTH CLIPS SOUTH 3-0 IN STAR GAME: By BEN FUNK MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — The North turned a field goal by Diok Berlinski, five pass interceptions and two fumble recoveries into a 3-0 victory over the South in the Shrine's college all-star football game Wednesday. Playing before a slim audi ence of 18,063, on a "perfect sunshiny day, the Yankees notched their ninth win of the series but still trailed the Rebels, who have won 11. One game ended in a tie. Bob Gladieux, top Notre Dame Sruher, whose 55-yard dash set up the winning field goal, was voted the. North's most valuable player. Vicious play busting by linebacker Bill Bergey of Arkansas State won him recognition as the best of fie South. All but one serious drive by the South was broken up by fumbles and interceptions off quarterbacks Larry Rentz of Florida and Sonny Wade of E.nory and Henry. The other was smashed by a fierce North goal line stand after Frank Quayle of Virginia had plowed eight yards to a first down at the one. Coley O'Brien, Notre Dame's all-purpose back, playing signal caller in this game, lost a touchdown in the second quarter when his 22-yard pass to teammate Ron Duhney was nullified by an illegal receiver downfield. The Yankees stole three passes from Wade and two from Rentz. Dennis Hale of Minneota came up with two of the in- imceptions, both off Wade. In ABA Competition Jones Powers Rockets Past Kentucky Crew Larry Jones supplied the main thrust in the Denver Rockets' third period takeoff, but when Kentucky finally got off the ground it was too little and too late. With Jones popping in 15 points, the Rockets outscored New York 42-29 in the third quarter and breezed to a 129-110 American Basketball Association victory over the Nets Wednesday night. Kentucky broke loose for 43 points against Minnesota in the fourth quarter, but still bowed to the powerful Pipers 129-118. In the only other game, Oakland rallied in the second half and overhauled Los Angeles 127-122. Jones, who finished with 32 points, flashed a hot hand in the third period to lead Denver back from a four-point halftime deficit at Commack, N.Y. Walt Piatkowski added seven points in the deciding spurt and Lonnie Wright had 23 1 in all for the Rockets. Ron Perry topped the : Nets with 30. Art Heyman scored 26 points, Connie Hawkins 25 and Tom Washington 20, leading visiting Minnesota to its 19th victory in 27 starts. Louie Dampier had 23, , Darel Carrier 22 and Jim Ligon | 21 for the Colonels. I Rick Barry, the ABA's lead- J ing scorer, powered Oakland , with 44 points in its uphill victory over host Los Angeles, which led 71-63 at halftime and by as many as 13 points. Barry, who entered the game j Betting Soars, Attendance. Off At U.S. Tracks ; with a 35.4 point average, put | the Oaks in front for good 106' 104 with 7:47 to go. By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer Betting soared to a record $4,976,661,116 on legalized horse racing in the United States in 1968, but attendance declined for the second straight year. The fall off in atendance to 61,523,035 from 62,619,185 has caused some concern to track management. "We must face the fact that thoroughbred racing is basically not increasing its portion of the entertainment dollar," said John D. Schapiro, the new presi- .dent of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, Inc.•"I know that young people have more money , than they used to, but I wonder if it's enough more," Schapiro commented. "As soon as they marry, most of them begin having additional expenses. I'm afraid that racing is beyond the economic reach of most young people, young couples anyway," The yearly figures for the thoroughbreds and harness racing, combined,, came from a year-end Associated Press survey Wednesday. They compare to the 1967 totals of 62,619,185 and $4,852,890,970 and to the 1966 aggregate of 63,391,608 and $4,654,149,033. Of the 1968 total, 38,712,373 bet $3,365,371,524 on the runners and 22,810,662 wagered $1,602,289,529 on the pacers and trotters. 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