Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 4, 1974 · Page 24
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 4, 1974
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(ARK.) STAR Wednesday, Sepieitibei 4, 19f4 Hus§mann will lead Houston i fat, R.I. (AP) - A list stun :lffwn— ftreatened by rain wi* tog on Rhode Island Stewi(d-<»as scheduled today Iwrt* saw he deadlocked yachts MrepkJ , *i Courageous in the D.S, Iris- . for the America's Orp. Th* dr;*ee of a U.S. boat to tow AUSM Ha's Southern Cross m tr<e & • f«. 10 America's Cup **nes «* < expected to be made MItMW}' one final trial race, fw Hew York Yacht Club an- 'mmct<3. Sunday. FM lite National Weather Serwce itredicted rain and fog with n dbility below three miles «r: d winds gusting to 20 The y.itfit clob faces a Tuesday d*»c i'ine to pick either de- fondirvg champion Intrepid or Gourag< Sus, still knotted 4-4 in their latest head-to-head competition following a three-day delay ii Uie trials. Light winds about 10 miles offshore forced the cancellation of tin* scheduled weekend races. 1 wnically, a close trial race hac to be terminated Friday due to a sudden rain squall with foi| 1 winds. "It is (Die duty of the selection crxfimittee to pick the yacht vMch the committee feels h*v Ihe best chance of defending 3se Cup at the time of the mil di," said Henry S. Morgan, t'hi firman of the panel. tnttv^ id has had the edge over Courageous In winds of more Q an 10 knot»-the kind expects I during the Cup series. Bat Con rageous has been generally aster in the lighter wind.'). Morgi n said he was confident a rlecb an on the U.S. boat would I 9 made Monday. But another .ace Tuesday remained a slighf. iwsslbility. In n K irprise move Saturday, bach i:r « of Courageous installed Ted Horvl as the new skipper, replacing Bob Bavier at the lost rr'> ute. Hoot 7, a noted boat designer and sailmaker, had been serving a backup helmsman to Baviw, .:i6, publisher of Yachting ma azine. Scrat'* n those Panthers & 3CATS!!!! By MICHAEL A. LUTZ AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) - Bill Yeoman says defense will have to carry his Houston Cougars through the first five football games this year and if that's the case, the Cougar fortunes are in good hands. While the glamour boys on offense were pounding out 5,093 yards in total offense en route to an 11-1 record, UH trench- men were holding the opposition to 2,690 yards in total offense and a mere 99.1 yards per game rushing. "Our defense is an experienced group and if it can hold up early in the season, it looks like we've got a chance to be half-way decent," said Yeoman, who has eight offensive and eight defensive starters back from last year's Astro- Bluebonnet Bowl titlist. The most awesome sight UH opponents likely will see this fall is the Cougars' defensive forward wall which includes left end Larry Keller, a senior from Orange, the "midget" of the four at 224; tackles Wilson Whitley and Lee Canalito, both sophomores; and Mack Mitchell, &-8, 255 senior right defensive end. Mitchell, a converted basketball player, is the leading executioner along this death row. Mitchell has been the Cougars' leading quarterback sacker the past two seasons, snagging 13 last year. "I'm just repeating what a couple of pro scouting combines have said," Yeoman said. "The figure if we have a good year and he has a good year, he might be the No. 1 pick in the pro football draft." "There aren't many 6-fl, 255- pound kids around that run a 4.6 40-yard dash," Yeoman said. As for Keller, Yeoman said "He's never out of position. He hasn't been out of position for three years and he has good speed." The Cougars aren't too concerned about having a pair of sophomores at the tackle positions. Canalito is an off-season amateur boxer and Whitley is listed as potentially Houston's greatest defensive lineman. For the few who get past UH's defensive front four, there's an impressive group of linebackers waiting—Harold Evans, Gerald Hill and Bubba Broussard. Evans and Broussard are two-year starters at their positions and Hill is moving to middle linebacker from his defensive tackle position last year. "He did a good job adjusting in spring," Yeoman said. "He's got great speed and football sense." Todd Williamson and Robert Giblin, a third team AP all- America pick last year, will return at cornerbacks and Barney Williams and Joe Rust will fill in at safties left vacant by Jeff Bouche and Howard Ebow. The Cougars traditionally field high-octane and diversified offenses that don't like to stand still and this year's group hopes to give the star-studded defense plenty of rest. Onlv losses were 1,000-yard rusher Leonard Parker, quarterback D.C. Nobles and tackle Ken Baugh. Nobles, a fleet runner and adequate passer, will be replaced by junior squad- man David Husmann. Parker's replacement will be 185-pound Dallas junior Donnie "Quick Draw" McGraw, who came by his nickname honestly. McGraw gave a preview of things to come with two touchdowns in the 1973 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl. Returning starter Marshall Johnson will be at running back with McGraw at fullback. The Cougars' eight top receivers will return with Frank Scalise at flanker, Bryan Will* ingham at split end and Marty Watts the tight end. Sophomore David Brooks will replace Baugh and the rest of the offensive line remains intact including tackle Ken Mclntosh guards Val Beldier and Everett Little and center Bert Schupp. The Cougars' 11-1 record in 1973 was their best in history and they finished tied for ninth in the final AP major college football poll with perennially tough Arizona State. Houston could settle that score Sept. 7 when it opens its 1974 season at Arizona State. **Cowboys now face challenge Yarborough winner By BLOYS BRITT AP Auto Racing Writer DARLINGTON, S.CM (AP) Gale Yarborough has won the famed Southern 500 mile race for the third time in his career, and he admits it was one of the scariest rides of his life. "I don't think any sensible man can drive this race track, under conditions that prevailed in this race, without feeling a little fear along the way. I did and every man out there did," he said. Yarborough, who lives in a Southern-style mansion only 13 miles from weatherbeaten old Darlington Raceway, drove his Chevrolet through a maze of wrecks Monday to become only the third man in history to win the storied stock car event three times. Not only that, he became only the second man to win it back to back. He was one of five pre-race favorites among the 40 starters in the silver anniversary event, and he was the only one of them to go the distance. Wrecks that destroyed half a million dollars worth of machinery felled such worthies as $1.75 career winner Richard Petty. David Pearson, Bobby Allison and Buddy Baker. All except Pearson are former winners. Yarborough completed the 367 laps around the narrow bumpy mile and three-eighths oval more than a lap ahead of second place finisher DarrelJ Waltrip, a second year man who also drives a Chevrolet. 1974 RAZORBACK SCHEDULE I DATE TIME PUCE Sept. 14 so. Col. 7:30 P.M. LITTLE ROCK Sept. 21 Okla. State 7:30 P.M LITTLE ROCK Sept. 28 Tulsa Oct. 5 TCU Oct. 12 Baylor 2:00 P.M. FAYETTEVILLE 7:30 p.M. FORT WORTH FAYETTEVILLE AUSTIN 12:00 or2:50P.M. 2:00 P.M. Oct. 19 Texas Oct. 26 Colorado State 7:30 P.M. LITTLE ROCK Nov. 2 Texas A&M 1:30 P.M. COLLEGE STATION Nov. 9 Rice 1:00 P.M. FAYETTEVILLE Nov. 16 SMU 1--30P.M. LITTELROCIC Nov. 23 Texas Tech. 2:00 P.m. IUBBOCK baby crepes,,, we've got the cutest little baby crepes Crepes that'll take you places, baby . . . anywhere you want to go. Big, bouncy feelings are yours when you place your feet into these little crepers ... in blue, GO CHEER THE BOBCATS IN OUR COMFORTABLE! connie CONNIES MARTIN SHOE STORE CENTER Vikings to have many Veterans By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Tom Landry has always said he loves a challenge and he's got it this year, his 14th as the only coach the Dallas Cowboys have known. He has worked rookies and veterans hard at the Thousand Oaks, Calif., training carlip, starting daily with a dawn run over a small mountain dubbed "The Hill." Assistant coach Mike Ditka leads the group and Landry tags along behind to tongue-lash stragglers. Anyone not putting out gets the gate, like wide receiver Otto Stowe. There are several reasons Landry is driving himself and his players harder than at any time Cowboy observers can remember. —Landry has five players on his team who are lame ducks, waiting to join World Football League clubs: Calvin Hill, Rayfield Wright, Jethro Pugh, D.D. Lewis, and quarterback Craig Morton. —Stowe and running back-receiver Mike Montgomery are gone and must be replaced. —Landry is proud of his team's record of eight consecutive National Football League playoffs. —Landry felt the Cowboys had a good enough team to be in the Super Bowl last year but unraveled in the clutch.' "The key thing for us is to reach the performance level we had toward the end of last season," says Landry. "If we can start out that way in September and sustain it, we'll have an excellent chance of reaching the playoffs." In the backfield will be Hill and veteran fullback Walt Garrison. The wide receiver is second- year man Drew Pearson, a free agent sensation last year after Stowe broke an ankle. Bob Hayes is expected to hold down the other receiver spot but Golden Richards could change the ranking because of a tremendous preseason. The offensive line is rated one of the finest in the NFL. Guards Blaine Nye and John Niland, tackles Wright and Ralph Neely and center John Fitzgerald provide Landry with consistency. Tight ends Billy Joe DuPree, Jean Fugett and rookie Ron Howard are solid. Defensively, the Cowboys have No. 1 draft choice Ed "Too Tall" Jones, an end from Tennessee State, who has sparkled in preseason games with his quickness. Landry hopes to move Jones alongside tackle Bob Lilly, who has recovered from a 1973 injury. Linebacking is another strength with Lee Roy Jordan in the middle, and Dave Edwards and Lewis on the outside. Lewis' job is shaky with veteran John Babinecz and two rookies fighting hard. By BRENT KALLESTAD AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) —The defending National Football Conference champion Minnesota Vikings will open the 1974 season with a veteran, team which has made the club a contender in all but one of the past seven years. "We've been a contending team for six years and we will be this year," said Minnesota Coach Bud Grant. "It's a difficult chore to stay on top and there's a lot of luck involved too, but the players are the key." Grant feels Minnesota has more 'depth this year than at any other time during his previous seven years with the Vikings. "We're a veteran team with veteran people at every position," he said. "We have the luxury of two front line quarterbacks in (Fran) Tarkenton and (Bob) Barry." The Vikings sailed to a 12-2 mark in regular season play last year and defeated Washington and Dallas en route to the Super Bowl, where they lost to Miami 24-7. Minnesota, which has its Super Bowl team intact, has regained the services of veteran cornerback and return specialist Charlie West, who missed most of the 1973 season with a knee injury. Minnesota will have the familiar defensive line of Carl El- ler, Alan Page, Gary Lafsen and Jim Marshall. The Vikings' front four has a combined 44 years of professional experience. "It's how well they can perform and not age which counts," Grant said. Minnesota supplemented its aging linebacker corps with draft choices Fred McNeill of UCLA and Matt Blair of Iowa State in their first two rounds. Middle linebacker Jeff Siemon is flanked by Wally Hilgenberg and Roy Winston, both veterans of several grueling NFL seasons. Grant feels the Vikings have the best quarterback situation in football with Barry and Tarkenton and he considers wide receiver John Gilliam equal to any in the NFL. Young running backs Chuck Foreman, last year's offensive rookie of the year, Ed Marinaro and Brent McClannahan appear to be pushing past veterans Bill Brown, Dave Osborn and Oscar Reed, giving the team new dimensions. "I don't think there was a more wide open team in football last year," Grant said. "We used all the formations ... did most anything imaginable on offense." All-pro Ron Yary leads an offensive line, which will be without John Ward in 1974. Ward is recuperating from a broken leg sustained last November. oal to Goal * * BROADCASTING if * * * » * * * * * * * * * * * »*****¥*** ***»*»*******»»**** JAKE HOKEA WILL DO PLAY BY PLAY PRESENTED BY: * HOPE WATER & LIGHT * HOPE CONCRETE * JAMES MOTOR CO. * HOUSE OF MUSIC *BYERSDX * VILLAGE REXALL * YOUNG CHEVROLET * SONIC DRIVE IN ******#********************** Back the BOBCATS AND BE IN THE STANDS WHEN YOU CAN In event you cannot attend-we invite you to follow the BOBCATS ON KXAR THIS IS WHERE IT'S AT v

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