Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 6, 1974 · Page 4
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Page Four HOPK (ARK.) STAR Wednesday, November 6, 1974; Hop Hc-r 1'Ofid Co, Kn.lf Sp Secrets fly on bowl games By BOB GREENE AP Sports Writer Secrets are flying faster than rumors as the nation's college football bowls rush to line up post-season opponents. Notre Dame reportedly will meet Alabama in the Orange Bowl in a rematch of last year's national championship battle. Nebraska and Florida will face each other in a Sugar Howl clash while Pcnn State will take on the Southwestern Conference champion in the Cotlon Bowl. Miami of Ohio, which has a bid to the Tangerine Bowl, says it.s wants to meet Miami of Florida in the Dec. 21 clash. And Oklahoma State will meet Pittsburgh and Tony Dor- Dutchman loses Falcon position ATLANTA (AP) - Norm Van Brocklin, generally regarded as a technical football genius with a volatile personality, was fired as head coach and general manager of the Atlanta Falcons Tuesday. Van Brocklin, 48, had built the expansion team into a legitimate playoff contender last year but was forced out of his job by public pressure after the Falcons staggered to a 2-6 start. The clamor for change reached its peak Sunday when the Miami Dolphins gave Atlanta its worst defeat in 40 games, 42-7. The announcement of the firing came in a terse statement from club owner Rankin Smith at the dinner hour Tuesday night. Smith said Marion Campbell, 45, will assume the coaching duties immediately. Campbell had served as Van Brocklin's defensive coordinator since 1969, building a unit that was respected throughout the National Football League. "I had no inkling of anything like this," said Campbell. "I've just been trying to get the defense goinj> ... That's all that has concerned me. "1 appreciate Rankin's faith in me, but my heart goes out to Norm Van Brocklin. We were together for nine years. He let me coach the defense and never second-guessed me. We talked today at the stadium after the change was made," Campbell said. "When Norm left, he wished me well. I didn't solicit the job and he knows it." Campbell said Smith told him there would be no discussion of whether he would be the coach next year until after the season is over. "But I'm not concerned about that," he said. "I just want to do the job for Rankin, the Falcons and the assistants. As for next year, we didn't sit down and talk about promises." Atlanta in recent weeks has been flooded with bumper stickers proclaiming "Dump the Dutchman" nd "Bring Pro Football to Atlanta." - Be a courteous driver. sett in the Sun Bowl Dec. 28. Until this year, the first day a bowl invitation could be extended was the third Saturday in November. But the National Collegiate Athletic Association rescinded its rule when it found it impossible to enforce. The bowls then agreed among themselves to wait until Nov. 16. But, as usual, early bids have apparently been offered and leaked. The Orange Bowl collision between Notre Dame and Alabama will match the two teams that fought for the national championship in the Sugar Bowl last New Year's Eve when the Irish edged the Crimson Tide 24-23. Notre Dame is ranked eighth with a 7-1 record while Alabama, 8-0, is third behind Ohio State and Oklahoma. A Notre Dame spokesman said ."no decision would be made before Nov. 16," although Frank Rentz, president of the Orange Bowl Committee, said official announcement of the Notre Dame-Alabama matchup could come Saturday following the Alabama-Ix)uisiana State game. Penn State Coach Joe Pa- terno said his team has voted to go to the Cotton Bowl against the winner of the Southwest Conference — either Texas, Texas A&M or Baylor — but qualified his statement by saying the Nittany Lions would go "if" they are invited. Cotton Bowl officials in Dallas declined to confirm the reports that Penn State, ranked seventh with a 7-1 record, would be invited. But one official said Penn State "is under very strong consideration." Coach Tom Osborne confirmed his Nebraska Corn- huskers will face Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Osborne said the president of the Sugar Bowl Committee, Cliff Kern, assured him that New Year's Eve in New Orleans would pit Nebraska against Florida. Florida, ranked sixth nationally is 7-1 while the ninth-ranked Cornhuskers are 6-2 with games against Iowa State, Kansas State and second-ranked Oklahoma to go. Unbeaten Oklahoma is banned from postseason play because of recruiting violations. Slow down at sundown. Aggies's Trahan gets AP award 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. Dale A - M< P.M. Nov. Day Minor Major Minor Major 6 Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 Friday 9 Saturday 10 Sunday 9:55 4:20 11:05 5:10 11:55 6:05 12:20 6:50 1:00 7:40 10:30 11:30 12:45 1:30 4:50 5:45 6:30 7:15 8:05 By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer "Warren Trahan doesn't put up with any bull, not even on Mondays when the scout attack team is trying to move the ball." That's Texas A&M defensive coordinator Melvin Robertson talking about the all-business attitude of his star senior defensive tackle, a 6-foot-3, 235- pounder from Duson, La. Trahan's concentration and dedication in practice also pays off on Saturdays. He sacked the quarterback four times, made seven solo tackles, and was credited with seven assists in a 20-10 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks. The performance earned him The Associated Press Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week laurels. "Warren works as hard as anybody I've ever seen," said Robertson, who also used to coach defense at the University of Houston. "He has no love for anybody including the scout team while he's on that football field. "He has a lot of quickness. Some big guys also will pace themselves—you know thinking they have it made. Well, there aren't any halos on Warren's head. He goes all out ... all of the time." Robertson said Trahan reminds him a lot of Royce Berry, the defensive captain of the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League, who played under Robertson at Houston. Trahan was moved to defense from offense last year. NOW • •• Insurance of Savings Has been Increased From $ 20,000 to $ 40,000by Act of Congress If you are an average savings customer, this amount of insurance may have future meaning-but little immediate significance-foryou. But if you are among the fortunate savers who have accumulated very substantial savings, it means you can now have up to MQ.OOQin one savings account, fully insured by Federal Savingsand Loan Insurance Corporation. Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation is an agency of United States Government'Which has insured the funds of savers in insured savings associations Hkeours-since 1934. The new MO,000 insurance coverage becomes effective November 27, 1974. SAfETV Of VOLJB SAVINGS INSURED, UP TO £40,000 Hope Federal Savings & Loan Association 209 Sooth Main, Hope. Arkansas Where you save DOES make a difference! LA's Marshall gets award NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Marshall, the tireless relief pitcher who helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win their first pennant in eight years, was named the National League's Cy Young Award winner today. Marshall collected 17 of 24 possible first-plact votes to outscore teammate Andy Messersmith, 96 points to 66, and become the first relief pitcher Knicks defuse Rockets By The Associated Press The Houston Rockets misfired. The New York Knicks just fired. The result was a 106-93 victory for New York in the National Basketball Association Tuesday night. "We had a great effort tonight and we had to have it to win," said New York Coach Red Holzman. "The Rockets have a very talented team." Bill Bradley scored 30 points and Earl Monroe clicked for 28, including 20 in the second half that gave the Knicks enough fuel to burn up the Rockets. "We're trying to prepare some new guys," said Holzman, whose team has lost some starters from last year, "but until then, we're fortunate that we have some veterans who can help us." In the night's only other NBA game, the Kansas City-Omaha Kings ripped the New Orleans Jazz 115-97. In the only American Basketball Association game, the Denver Rockets buried the Utah Stars 145-101. The Knicks led from the start and allowed the Rockets only a brief lead early in the second quarter. Bradley's two jump shots and a free throw at the end of the period gave the Knicks a 52-45 edge at intermission and then Monroe's hot shooting stopped the Rockets in the second half. Henry Bibby, who has been playing for injured Walt Frazier, added 21 points to the New York attack. He played 48 minutes for the first time in his NBA career. in history to win the coveted prize. The only other reliever to win a major award from the Baseball Writers Association of America was Jim Konstanty, who was the National League's Most Valuable Player during the "Whiz Kid" days of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1950. The Dodgers took three of the first four places as Atlanta's Phil Niekro finished third with 15 points and Los Angeles' Don Button was fourth with 12. Messersmith, along with Niekro the only 20-game winners in the National League this year, received five first- place votes. Niekro and Sutton had one each. Pitchers from the National League champion Dodgers thus gained 23 of the 24 first-place votes. The remainder of the field included Al Hrabosky of St. Louis with nine points; Cincinnati's Jack Billingham, eight; Cincinnati's Don Gullett, five; Clay Carroll of Cincinnati, two, and Pittsburgh's Dave Giusti, Buzz Capra of Atlanta, and Lynn McGlothen of St. Louis, all one. A total of 24 writers voted, two from each National League city, and the point total was decided on a basis of five for first place, three for second and one for third. Marshall appeared in a record-breaking 106 games this past season, an achievement that bettered his own National League standard of 92 set the year before with the Montreal Expos. He became the first relief pitcher in National League history to qualify for the earned run title with 208 innings. Marshall finished fourth in that category with a 2.42 mark. The squarely-built right-hand- er, a controversial figure who is considered somewhat of an intellectual snob, had a 15-12 won-lost record and 21 saves for Los Angeles this year. Indefatigable, Marshall pitched batting practice in between assignments so as not to rust his talents. "I can pitch as long as I want to, as much as I want to, and as many years as I want to," Marshall once said. Marshall, now studying for a doctorate in psychology at Michigan State University and teaching at the same school, was given a landslide victory in the Cy Young election from the very people he had disdained — the sports writers. During the World Series against the Okland A's last Oc- tober, Marshall refused to talk to writers because, as one reporter put it, "He believes that sports writers are below his station." Marshall teaches kinesiology, the study of the anatomy in relation to body movements. Switzer tired of OU controversy NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer says he is weary of the controversy surrounding his Sooner team, which is in the second year of a two-year NCAA probation. In a free-wheeling speech at a media luncheon Monday, Switzer leveled criticism at national articles he said inferred his second-ranked Sooners were built through illegal recruiting practices. For the first time, Switzer discussed publicly a polygraph test he passed in which he denied ever offering a recruit a material inducement in his 15 years as a coach. He said he had been contacted by Big Eight officials during the summer of 1973 after a Southwest Conference coach asked for an investigation into an allegation that Switzer had offered a recruit an automobile to come to Oklahoma. In order to dispell the allegation, he said he contacted the Oklahoma attorney general's office and arranged for State Crime Bureau agents to give him a lie detector test. "They asked me one question: Have you ever offered any material things to any recruit," Switzer recalled. He said he answered "No." He said he answered specific questions about the allegation, denying that he had ever even been in the family's home. He said the results were sent to the Big Eight Conference and the matter was subsequently drooped. He singled out for criticism a recent article in Sports Illustrated magazine which he said quoted him, inaccurately O*O«O*O«O^> < O*O'O«O-^O»O-O^'O'O'^'^'^'*^'' Left to right: Steve Bader, Douglas Drake and Paul Morgan Steve Bader and Douglas Drake are the proud owners of eral times. He said he was irritated over the use of a quote attributed to Texas Coach Darrell Royal, who was quoted in the article as saying he resented playing Oklahoma "when they develop a monster team with illegal tactics." He said the quote was a year old and he doubted its accuracy. "I've got to feel that if I have been misquoted, then he could have been misquoted, too." "We don't have to buy players, as has been implicated in articles all over the country," he added. "We don't have to...We may lose some kids, but we're going to get enough to win." He said he was disturbed about articles which continue to dweD almost exclusively on the Oklahoma probation because, in the process, accomplishments of the Sooner team and individual players are ignored. "They certainly deserve some publicity," Switzer also said if his second-ranked Oklahoma Sooners aren't mentally ready, their 16- game winning streak could go down the drain Saturday against Missouri. "Missouri is the best football team we've played since Texas," Switzer said Monday. "Hopefully our team can reach a mental attitude we've not tried to achieve in the past couple weeks. "I want our football team to know that Missouri can beat you. In some of the teams we've played, I didn't think they could beat us and neither v di(i.our;;football team.iMissouri can beat you." ~ "CLINIC PHARMACY, INC." Now open to the public CLINIC PHARMACY, INC. Corner of Third and Pine, in the New Hope Clinic Building PAUL MORGAN WILL MANAGE THE NEW PHARMACY OPEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 10 AM to 7 PM Paul invites his friends to come by and have a good cup of coffee and take a look at this new addition to Hope (WATCH FOR SPECIAL OPENING ADS) I i I

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