Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 22, 1974 · Page 4
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Page Four HOPE (ARK.) STAR Tuesday, October 22^ <19741 Top eight teams hold rankings By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Led by Ohio State and Oklahoma, the first eight teams in The Associated Press college fooiball ratings held onto their positions today while Nebraska and Penn State climbed back into the Top Ten and Arizona and North Carolina State dropped out. Ohio Stale remained No. 1 for the fifth week in a row with a 49-9 rout of Indiana. The Buckeyes received 50 first-place voles and 1,196 of a possible 1,210 points from a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Runner-up Oklahoma drubbed Colorado 49-14 and picked up eight first-place ballots and 1,082 points. I^asl week, the Soon- ers trailed Ohio Stale 1,1601,020. Third-place Michigan received one first-place vote and 92.1 points after beating Wisconsin 24-20. Alabama, No. 4, trimmed Tennessee 28-€ and earned one first-place vote and 8fl7 points. Auburn received the other first-place vote and 699 points with a 31-22 triumph over Georgia Tech. Southern California, Noire Dame and Texas APM remained in Ihe 6-7-8 positions. USC downed Oregon 16-7, Notre Dame walloped Army 48-0 and Texas A&M blanked Texas Christian 17-0. Nebraska, which was sevenlh in the preseason ratings and got as high as fourth before dropping down to 12lh following its second setback, made it hack up lo ninth with a 56-0 shellacking of Kansas, which had been 13th. Perm State, eighth in the preseason poll, skidded lo 19th after losing to Navy early in the year but has been climbing back gradually—to 15th, llth and now 10th. The Niltany Lions defeated Syracuse 30-14. An/ona rind N.C. Stale, Nos. 9-10 las; week, slipped lo 16lh anil )7ih, respectively. Arizona lost io Texas Tech 17-8 while N.C. .Siaic fjowed lo North Carolina 33-14. The complete Second Ten ronsisisof Texas Tech, Florida, Texas, Arizona State, Maryland, An/ona, North Carolina Slate, Tnlano, Miami of Ohio and California, which made Ihe Top Twenty for Ihe first time ibis year. The Bears replaced Kansas. Ixisl week's Second Ten consisted of Penn State, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, Arizona Stale, Texas. Texas Tech, Maryland, Miami and Tulane. The Top" Twenty By The Associated Press The Associated Press Top Twenty college football teams, with first-place voles in parentheses, season record and lolal points. Points tabulated on basis of 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-65-4-3-2-1: 1. Ohio Stale (50) 6-0-0 1,196 2. Oklahoma (8) 5-0-0 1,082 3. Michigan (1) 6-0-0 923 4. Alabama (1) 6-0-0 887 5. Auburn (1) 6-0-0 699 6. S. California 4-1-0 628 7. Noire Dame 5-1-0 529 8. Texas A&M 5-1-0 507 9. Nebraska 4-2-0 355 10. Penn State 1 5-1-0 314 11. Texas Tech 4-1-1 188 12. Florida 5-1-0 184 13. Texas 4-2-0 182 14. Arizona Stale 4-1-0 125 15. Marylan- 4-2-0 94 16. Arizona 5-1-0 86 17. N. Caro. St. 6-1-0 55 18. Tulane 5-0-0 46 19. Miami, 0. 5-0-1 35 20. California 5-1 0 28 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Baylor, Illinois, Kansas, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi Slate, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Pitt, Purdue, San Diego State, Temple, UCLA, Wisconsin. Razorbacks work fundamentals FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks worked on fundamental drills throughout a 90-minute practice Monday following their 38-7 thrashing by the Texas Longhorns last Saturday. Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles said the Razorbacks would practice in Ihe spring training format for the remainder of the season. 'We have 40 less people on scholarship now, and it is harder to get good players working against each other," Broyles said. "From now on, we will be working the first learn offense against the second defense and the second team offense against the first defense. There is a greater risk of injury practicing this way, but it makes all the players work harder." Freshman Jerry Eckwood, the highly touted running back from Brinkley, is expected to 'log playing time this Saturday against Colorado State. Eckwood has not seen any hitting sin-.r he suffered a back injury last spring. Monday's practice was Eckwood's first real con- tad work for him. A few major lineup changes took place prior to the practice. Broyles had indicated Sunday thai he was considering several position clianges. Cenler Harvey Hampton now will be seen al defensive tackle. Mickey Billingsley was moved from light end to defensive end. Waymon Hawkins will move from noseguard to fullback, and former defensive tackle Chuck McKinney will be at tight end. Vaughn Lusby was moved from right to left halfback and is expected to fill a starting role against the Colorado Stale Hams. As of Monday, Barnabas While, Bruce Mitchell and Dennis Winston were the only players expected lo miss the upcoming game. White suffered a broken ankle against the Longhorns while Mitchell hurt his knee during the game. Winston suffered a shoulder injury recently. Hope Star Knife Sports Bears hold to defeat Pack CHICAGO (AP) - "It was strictly designed to be a short- yardage play," said Carl Garrelt, "bul Randy Jackson and Perry Williams Ihrew super blocks and I could have gone all Ihe way if I hadn't tripped." The play—one of many key plays in the Chicago Bears' stirring 10-9 victory over the Green Bay Packers—came in the closing minutes when the Bears were hanging on to their threadbare advantage Monday night. Garrett nol only gol Ihe two yards for a clutch first down bul rambled 18 yards to get Ihe Bears oul of a serious hole. Bob Parsons then punted out on the Green Bay four-yard line and slill Ihe Bears didn't clinch the triumph until Garry Lyle intercepted a Jerry Tagge pass in the closing seconds. Anolher key play—Ihe game was full of them—came in the fourlh quarter with the Bears leading 10-6. Tagge spotted Barry Smith alone in the end • Los Angeles seeking Olympics VIENNA (AP) — "We may be Ihe underdogs, bul I reckon we have a 50-50 chance of landing the Olympics," said Tom Bradley, the strapping mayor of Los Angeles. The lanky, 6-foot-4 mayor, a former quarler-miler and bas- kelball player at UCLA, was in Vienna lo lead his city's bid against Moscow for Ihe right to host the sports extravaganza in 1980. •"We like to think we are the best equipped sports city in the world," Bradley said prior to today's presenlalion to the International Olympic Committee. Moscow was to follow wilh ils presentation. Lake Placid, N.Y., the only city bidding for Ihe 1980 Winter Olympics, also was scheduled to appear before the IOC. Decisions on siles for both the Summer and Winter Games were expected from the IOC Wednesday. "We have nol made any personal approaches lo members of the IOC. We have done everything in accordance with IOC regulations, and I know we shall get a fair hearing," said Bradley. "I have no idea even whether the Pan-American vote on Ihe IOC will go in our favor." While the polenlial hosts polished their presentations Monday, the IOC unanimously adopted a revised and simplified rule governing athletes' eligibility for the Olympics. zone and fired. Craig Cleamons appeared to come out of nowhere at the last second to bat the ball out of Smith's hands. "Cleamons made it look tough because of national television." said Coach Abe Gibron. "He should have been there all the time." Cleamons credited Smith with making "a good move. I got there at. the last second. Sure, we used six backs on defensive at limes but remember, we were quick enough to come back and support on the run." The strategy of using six defensive backs was puzzling since it forces a team to run rather than throw and Green Bay is known more for its running than ils passing. "You can Ihink whalever you want," said Gibron. "The six defensive backs forced them to run. We figured we could stop their running. They had never seen six defensive backs before and it's tough to throw against them." The Bears scored the first two limes they had possession of the ball to take a 10-0 lead and then hung on while fighting off three Chester Marcol field goals in the second half. Mirro Roder booted a 23-yard field goal midway in the first period and Gary Huff hit Charley Wade with a 57-yard touchdown pass minutes later. It was Wade's first pro touchdown although he leads the Bears in receptions. Portland heading somewhere By BRUCE LOWITT AP Sports Writer There's still a chance the Portland Storm will move into Ihe World Football League playoffs—but there's a better chance thai lhey'11 move. Portland plays in Thursday night's nationally televised WFL game, hosting playoff- bound Memphis. In Wednesday night's action it's Birmingham at Shreveport, Philadelphia at Southern California, Florida at Charlotte and Hawaii at Chicago. The league said Monday night that eight teams would make Ihe playoffs. At the start of the season, the league said' four would make it. Then, several weeks .ago, it Was expanded to six. Now it's eight, meaning only two of the 10 clubs playing (two have suspended play) will sit out the postseason action. The Storm is hoping the national TV game will be a showcase for football interest in Porlland and lhat it'll draw a sellout crowd of 33,000-seat Civic Stadium. If it does, it'll virtually triple last Wednesday night's showing of 11,032 fans, a season-low, who saw Ihe Storm slip past Ihe Hawaiians 3-0. "If they want a professional fooiball learn here, we can't go on drawing only 11,000 per game," says Storm owner Bob Harris. "If we continue to draw thai number for Ihese lasl Iwo games the team closes oul ils home schedule Nov. 6 against Florida then we might have to give some thoughl lo moving." Harris said Ihe Slorm had to draw about 28,000 fans per game to break even this year, which means they're far from it. They've averaged 15,433. So even two full houses for its final two games wouldn't bring the books into the black. The Memphis Southmen, 14-2 and leading the Central Division, seem to have nothing but rushers, with three of them in the top 10. J.J. Jennings leads the league with 1,189 yards, John Harvey has 802 and Willie Spencer, who will probably miss the game against the Storm with a knee injury, has 788. Still, the Southmen can also ;/ move the.ball in the air, John ' Huarte, back in the starting line-up after missing 3% games with an injury, has thrown for 20 touchdowns and Ed Marshall has caught a league-high 15 scoring passes. Birmingham's Americans are 12-4 and trail the Southmen by two games while Shreveport is in the Western Division scramble with Hawaii and Portland. The Steamer's main playoff hopes rest on Jim Nance, 88 yards away from rushing into the 1,000-yard club, and Rick Eber, No. 1 among WFL receivers with 58 catches for 696 yards. Southern California, 12-4, has already clinched the Western title and faces a tough challenge from Philadelphia, 6-10. The Bell-is four games behind second-place Charlotte in the East. It figures to be a war of big bombs between rookie Tony Adams of the Sun, the No. 1 passer in the league with 3,216 yards, and Philadelphia's Jim Corcoran, No. 2 with 3,002. James McAlister and Dave Williams have teamed for 107 Southern California catches, good for 1,562 yards and 13 TDs, while John Land is Corcoran's main target. First place in the East is at stake when the Florida Blazers, 11-5, visit Charlotte, 10-6. They're as close as their first meeting, when the Blazers pulled out a 17-15 victory over the Harnets. The Hawaiians, 6-10, and Chicago, 7-9, are thinking wild card and the Fire is hoping for a replay of its 53-29 battering of Hawaii earlier this year. But it's not likely—Chicago has been riddled by injuries since ihen. "I was overdue, long overdue," said Wade. "And it came on national TV too, that's what made il greal. A lot of people saw what I can do." The Bears nursed the lead ihrough the first half and five minutes into the second half Marcol booted a 34-yard field goal after Al Matthews had intercepted a Huff pass. Later in the period, Ted Hendricks intercepted another Huff pass and returned 44 yards to the Chicago 37-yard line. But the Packers were halted on the 16-yard line and had to settle for a 33-yard Marcol field goal. Now the Packers needed only a touchdown for a tie and they would have had it if Cleamons hadn't knocked down Tagge's pass to Smith. With a little more than six minutes to play, they went for another field goal and Marcol connected from 36 yards. They never had another serious chance—not with Garrett's run, Parson's punt out of bounds and finally Lyle's clinching interception. Pro Football At A Glance By The Associated Press NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE Eastern Division WLTPct.Pts.OP New Eng. 510 .833176 91 Buffalo 5 1 0 .833137105 Miami 420 .667123111 NY Jets 1 5 0 .167 88141 Baltimore 1 5 0 .167 75169 Central Division Pitts. 4 1 1 .750132 99 Cincinnati 420 .667160101 Cleveland 150 .167 98163 Houston 1 5 0 .167 79146 Western'Division '''. Oakland 5 1 0 .833148 89 Denver 3 2 1 .583125120 K.C. 240 .333 89110 San Diego 1 5 0 .167 79120 NATIONAL CONFERENCE Eastern Division S. Louis 6 0 01.000149 84 Philphia 420 .667118 72 Washgtn 420 .667114 78 Dallas 240 .333120105 NY Giants 1 5 0 .167 61120 Central Division Minn. 5 1 0 .833140 81 Chicago 330 .500 89 75 Green Bay 330 .500 91107 Detroit 240 .333 84 90 Western Division L. Angeles 420 .667114 74 Atlanta 240 .333 53 84 New Orl. 240 .33e 67114 San Fran. 240 .333 72132 Sports shorts PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) David A. Benjamin was named squash and tennis coach at Princeton University Monday. Benjamin is a 1966 graduate of Harvard, where he was captain of the tennis team. Since 1970 he has worked as a head tennis pro while pursuing a doctoral degree at Harvard. Prince Ion's squash team tied for Ihe national championship last spring and its tennis squad placed 16th at the NCAA championships. LA ROM AN A, Dominican Republic (AP) — The United Stales, with a team consisting of Cynthia Hill, Deborah Massey and Carole Semple, will open defense of its title today when golfers from 22 countries begin competition in the sixth Women's World Amateur Golf Team Championship at the Los Cajuiles course. WINNERS of the Punt. Pass and Kick contest held recently were front row, left to Brian Steed, Gary Johnson, Monty l John Routon, Todd Mazur, and • K .<-!. Second row, DavidSutton, Steve >r!. ; -.e'r Leim, Chris McGaugh, An- './,'•>.,d:-ii.<1'.ic u •-'""•' ^dwards. Third row. —Clyde Davis photo Andy Caldwell, sales manager of Hope Auto Co., sponsor of contest, Ricky Dougan, Ken Johnson, Troy Teiry, Randall Elledge, Alan Bohanon, and Jack Caldwell, general manager of Hope Auto Co. Approximately 50 boys participated in the contest. Oct. 22 23 24 25 26 27 Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. A.M. Minor Major 11:15 Date Dav Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 12:30 1:10 1:50 1:30 5:30 6:20 7:00 7:40 8:20 7:55 p. Minor 11:40 12:10 1:00 1:35 2:15 1:55 M. Major 5:55 6:45 7:20 8:00 8:40 8:15 Brock heads ?H stars for majors* NEW YORK (AP) - Lou Brock slid in safely on The Associated Press' 1974 Major league All^Star baseball team. Picking up the most votes of the outfielders with 290, the St. Ix>uis Cardinals' base-stealing wonder was among the classy group voted in Monday by a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Brock, who broke Maury Wills' distinguished record of 104 steals with 118 this season, was joined in the outfield by Oakland's Reggie Jackson and Jeff Burroughs of Texas. Jackson polled 218 votes while Burroughs had 194 to make the blue ribbon team ahead of such illustrious names as Jimmy Wynn of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta's Ralph Garr, the National League's batting champion. The major battles in the voting took place at shortstop and for the right-handed pitcher's berth. Cincinnati's Dave Concepcion won the shortstop position over Bert Campaneris of Oakland, 173 votes to 133. Ferguson Jenkins of the Texas Rangers was named the team's right-handed pitcher, ouldueling Catfish Hunter 159117. Nolan Ryan, the California Angels' strikeout king, finished a distant third with t3. Baltimore's Mike Cuellar won in a breeze for the left- handed pitchers slot. Cuellar collected 255 votes to 46 for his nearest rival, Detroit's John Killer. Ken Holtzman of Oakland was third with 35. The remainder of the team includes first baseman Steve Garvey of the Dodgers; second , baseman Rod Carew of the Minnesota Twins; third baseman Mike Schmidt of the Philadelphia Phillies and catcher Johnny Bench of the Reds, all runaway winners. Along with his phenomenal exploits that broke Wills' Baseball still in season at Union., Ky. UNION, Ky. (AP) — The frost is on the pumpkin. The leaves are turning gold. The kids are back in school. Still, it's baseball season in Union. It's always baseball season at the home of Larry Luebbers, seller of country hams and baseball fan extraordinaire. For while the 33-year-old Luebbers is ruler of his domain, he is also umpire, groundskeeper and, often, the only fan at his own major league ballpark. Luebbers is the proud owner of all that is left of Crosley Field, until 1970 the home of the Cincinnati Reds. "All I really ever wanted to do was walk on the field," said Luebbers. "Then when they auctioned off parts of the stadium, I thought I'd pick up a few seats and one thing kept leading to another." Four years and $29,000 later, Luebbers has a barn full of seats and his ducks now peck at the pitching rubber once trod upon by the likes of Jim Maloney, Johnny Vander Meer and Ewell Black we 11. record, Brock's season included a .306 baiting average, 105 runs scored and 194 hits,, ..,, .,'.. Jackson blasted 29; home runs, knocked in 93 runs and baited .289 for the A's .while Burroughs had his finest season at Texas with 25 homers, 118 RBI and a .301 batting^average. Concepcion drove in 82 'runs and batted .281 for the Reds. Jenkins, a former 20-game winner in the National League, a 25-12 record for the Rangers and boasted a 2.82 earned run average while striking Out'225 batters. Cuellar won 22 games and lost but 10 for Baltimore while posting a 3.11 ERA. Garvey, a landslide victor over Dick Allen of the Chicago White Sox, 273 to 76, batted '.312 while hitting 21 home runs and driving in 111 runs. Carew, the majors' best hitter with a '.364 average, also was the American League's best vote getter with 306. Schmidt drove" in 116 runs, and hit 36 homers for the Phillies. Bench blasted 33 homers and knocked in 129 runs to finish far ahead of the field at his catching position. DesArc QB gets weekly AP award LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Des. Arc quarterback Ronnie Elam is passing less and his coach, John Rollins, is enjoying it more. Elam was throwing about 20 times a game last year and the Eagles went 5-4-1. This year, Elam is averaging 14 passes a game and Des Arc is 5-2 and unbeaten in District, 7A competition. Des Arc took the conference i lead Friday night with a 28-6 victory over previously unbeaten Barton. Elam completed six of 12 passes for 101 yards and ran 21 yards for a third touchdown. Fj>r, Msuper&crnancj,,,, E}ajn.J was named High School, Hayer,,' of the Week in Arkansas. Rollins said Elam had cut. back on his passing because the running game had become more effective. He said fullback Danny Burnett, tailback Terry McMillan and the offensive line had taken some of the pressure off Elam. "The thing that has really improved this year is our offensive and defensive line," Roll-, ins said. "We had some things going last year, but didn't do a good job in the line sometimes." Elam completed 49 per cent of his passes last year for 1,392 yards. This year, he has completed 42 of 84 for 687 yards. He was injured in a 19-14 loss to Augusta and missed the England game the following week. Elam is a sophomore. He failed the seventh grade and started for the varsity as a ninth grader. "He performs better THan most 12th graders," Rollins said. "The players have confidence in him. All the players have confidence in each other." How about finding secondary" receivers? "Usually, the primary receivers are open," Rollins said. If you drive to public transportation, take a neighbor. Itis cheaper. Double up, America. Two can ride cheaper than one. A Public Service ol This Newspaper & The Advertising Council

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