Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 8, 1976 · Page 6
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 6

Carroll, Iowa
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Thursday, April 8, 1976
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SPORTS Bruce: 'Will Pass More' Timet Herald, Carroll, la. Thursday, April 8, 1976 AMES, Iowa (API — There's almost a gleeful ring when Iowa Stale football Coach Earle Bruce talks about his defensive team for next fall. But it's a more sobering conversation when he brings up his offensive unit. "We have a big, big, big front five" for the defensive interior next season, the fourthyear coach enthuses. But despite veteran defenders, Bruce pins much of his hopes for a winning season on the passing of two experienced quarterbacks. "If we're going to make it, it will be with Buddy Hardeman and Wayne Stanley," Bruce Cliff Abbott of Hwy. 71 Carroll 792-2014 Save Time Feeding Sows, . Give Them 4x4 Sow Wafers Walt Hagen Ea»t of Hwy. 71 Jefferson 515-386-2754 By feeding your sows 4x4 Sow Wafers you'll have more lime to complete field work this spring. Sow Wafers are fast and easy to feed. They need no grinding or mixing. Just pour the bite-siied wafers onto the ground or feeding floor and head for the field. You finish your work while 4x4 Sow Wafers supply the nutrients necessary for sows to build strong, healthy litters. Order some today. Walnut Grove® Division of W.R. Grace & Co. said here Wednesday as the Cyclones opened their spring practice session. "We have not thrown the ball enough" in previous seasons. Bruce said. "One of our goals is to develop a passing game. We're going to throw the ball because we've got good skill people...The job that has to be done is in the offensive line." Hardeman is a 185-pound junior from Auburn, N.Y., and Stanley is a 177-pound senior, red-shirted with an injury last season, from Belle Glade, N.Y. Eight y-nine candidates showed up for the 35-day session which includes 20 practices and ends in the annual spring intrasquad game May 8 in the Cyclones' year-old $7.6 million stadium — as yet unnamed. Turning out were 35 lettermen, including eight offensive and nine defensive starters from last year's team which finished 4-7 overall and was next to last in the Big Eight Conference race at 1-6. Hardeman won the starting quarterback role last year, but suffered several injuries —'including one to his throwing arm — and then-senior Tom Mason took over. Bruce said Hardeman resents suggestions that the defense should ease up and not injure him in practice. "Buddy's taken it upon himself to punish the guy who tackled him — who ran over him," Bruce said. "He wants to hit people. We've got to keep him healthy." Rebuilding the offense starts with the center position, and Bruce said sophomore^ Tom Stonerook and junior^ college transfer Dave Rom are prime prospects. Iowa State has offensive experience in Luther Blue, being returned to split receiver after an ineffective try at flanker last year, plus tackle Dave Cunningham, tight end Glover Rogers, solidly-entrenched senior fullback Mike Williams. Small but speedy sophomore running backs Dexter Green and Jeff Curry also have some experience. Well-traveled senior Dave Greenwood, who has played every offensive line position, will return to guard where Bruce hopes "he will find a home." The Stensrud brothers from Lake Mills will key the Cyclone defense. Mike Stensrud, a massive 275-pound sophomore who missed last season with an ankle injury, is being shifted from tackle to middle guard. The linebacker spot suffered from inexperience, and senior Maynard Stensrud (235) is getting a chance at the position held by graduated Greg Pittman. Stensrud led the team in tackles last season, although he missed -two full games with an arm injury. Also in the backfield will be Mark Benda, who started 11 games last season, and Mark Settle, a 1975 walk-on who won h i m s e 1 f a f ootb.a 11 scholarship. The defensive interior will play a major role in the Cy- clone fortunes. In addition to Mike Stensrud, the line includes tackles Ron McFarland (261-pound senior) and junior Tom Randall (245). Otis Rodgers looks good for one end position. Veterans Tony Hawkins and Bill Larkin will swap places with Hawkins moving from cornerback to safety, and Jerry Jaksich is back at the other corner — giving the Cyclones three backfield regulars. "The scheduling for us next year is also better," Bruce said. "We'll have four of our first five games at home," opening against new non-conference foe Drake on Sept. 11. Last season the Cyclones got off to a 4-1 mark with four of their first five games away. IS I Boss Enthused Over Brother Team AMES, Iowa (AP) — Are Iowa State's Mike and Maynard Stensrud — a pair of farm boys from Lake Mills — the top set of brothers in major college football today? "I don't know anybody who could be better than Mike," says enthusiastic Cyclone Coach Earle Bruce of his 275- pound sophomore. The Cyclones were led in tackles last year by Maynard Stensrud, a 235-pound senior-to-be who didn't play the complete season. Bruce will try Maynard at linebacker next fall — a position the 21-year-old tried only briefly as a freshman. He was middle guard last season. "Maynard has got to prove All items may not be available at all stattonstores. Offer limited to quantities of stock available. SPRING SPECIALS! 402 E. SIXTHS!. CARROLL BANKAMERICARD ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST UNUSUAL SERVICE STATIONS PRICES GOOD THRU APRIL 20, 1976 SWAYS TO> CHARGE! >UNT ION! AHIK sssag PENNZOIL MOTOR OIL YOUR CHOICE 20W, 30W or 10W30 ^8? Jd I LIMIT 5 QTS. 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Tampa Chooses Selmon Bulletin NEW YORK (AP)—The expansion Tampa Bay'Bucca- neers kicked off the National Football League's delayed college draft today by grabbing defensive tackle Leroy Selmon of Oklahoma, winner of the Outland and Lombard! trophies as the nation's top lineman. The 256-pound Selmon, third brother of the now-famous family from tiny Eufaula, Okla., to make All-American, is considered the greatest defensive tackle in Oklahoma's proud football history. He helped the Sooners win the national championship in 1974 and 1975 and capped the 1975 season with an outstanding performance in the Orange Bowl. He later was named the outstanding defensive player in the Hula Bowl. He was Oklahoma's leading tackier last season with 132. including 88 unassisted stops and' 10 for losses totaling 48 yards. The 28 NFL clubs, including Tampa Bay and the other expansion team, the Seattle Sea- hawks, had 15 minutes to make their choices,in each of the .first two rounds and five minutes in each of the , subsequent 15 rounds. Some 487 players will be drafted in 17 rounds over two days. Tampa Bay and Seattle get additional picks at the end of rounds two through five. Five teams had one selection apiece'taken away by Commissioner Pete Rozelle for illegally signing players from the defunct World Football League. Chicago and the New York Giants lost sixth-round picks. Washington lost its seventh-round selec- tion and Atlanta and the New York Jets were penalized 10th- round choices. Seattle used 14:58 of its allotted 15 minutes and finally selected defensive tackle Steve Niehaus of Notre Dame, a 260-pound bruiser who underwent knee operations in his freshman and sophomore seasons. Expansion of Metro Possible DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Five of six schools invited to 'discuss expansion of the Metro Conference say they will send representatives to the meeting later this month. Only Runnells Southeast Polk, a member of the Central Iowa Conference, will not have someone at the meeting. "This (meeting) hasn't been discussed with the superintendent, principal, the board or anyone," said Southeast Polk Athletic Director Kermit Tannant. "Ames and Marshalltown held a meeting to discuss a new conference, and we were invited but didn't attend. We are very happy with the Central Iowa Conference (CIO. "he added. Ankeny, Ames, .Marshalltown, Newton and Urbandale said they will send representatives to the meeting. Principals and athletic directors of the eight Metro schools — East, Hoover, Lincoln. North, Roosevelt and Tech of Des Moines and Valley and Dowling of West Des Moines — voted March 22 to invite the six schools to discuss the possibility of joining the Metro. Ankeny and Urbandale are members of the CIC. Ames and Marshalltown belong to the Big Eight Conference and Newton is an independent. No date has been set' for the meeting. himself at linebacker,", says Bruce. "It's an experiment where — if we're right — it will be a great move." Last year Bruce said the Stensruds "are two of the better players ISU has ever had." • '•••• • Then, in the first quarter of the season-opener at UCLA, Mike suffered a separation of two bones in his lower leg. A surgical pin was implanted and the 20-year-old was out for the season. His potential as a tackle was never realized. Midway through the season, Maynard broke his hand in the Kansas game. He missed two full games and portions of others. Mike will move into Maynard's middle guard post next fall. Both say their injuries are healed. They're anxious to prove themselves and are eyeing professional football after graduation. Mike believes his older but smaller brother can handle the linebacking chore. "He's really quick on his feet," says Mike. "At middle guard last year, he just jumped around his opponent. He was quicker than anybody he played against." -v The pair played on the same Lake Mills, prep team.that posted 7-1 and 8-0 records in Maynard's junior and seniblr years. V There is the usual brotherly awareness of each other on the field. "It's not a problem, but a concern," says Maynard. "If we both stay healthy it will be the first full year we've played together in college." "I'd like to see him do good, especially this year," Mike says of Maynard. "He's got to have a good year to make the pros. He's got to adjust to linebacker, and I think he will. He's got the ability." Both are members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes — "a real good organization which helps bring the team together," says Mike. About a pro career: •. Maynard — "I just try to • ^live": my/life: yaftiy'aay;,;^ not too concerned about the pros. I have a lot of faith in Christianity. If the Lord wants me to play football, the doors. will open." Mike — "If I make it, good. If I don't, I guess that's alright, too." , CARROLL GUN CLUB OPEN HOUSE SHOOT Sunday, April 11 Lewis Class Traps Open 12 Noon MEN'S & WOMEN'S GOLF SHOES $2595 Large Selection of Colors and Styles in Stock Etonic Foot-Joy Pro Shu P RO S HOP Open Noon to 7 P.M: 7 Days a Week Carroll Country Club Lessons By Appointment George Mackanos, PGA Dick Lane, Asst.

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