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34 Poughkcepiie Journal hiui.j, COLLEGE REPORT The Associated Press Eyes on the hoop Luther Burden of St. Louis University looks to the basket as Johnny Dawkins of Duke trails the play. DePaul adjusts to new Meyer It'i all In (he family, but the change of command from Ray Meyer to Joey Meyer has been, a period of adjustment tor the DePaul basketball team. "Coach Ray screamed a lot and he let you know he meant It," said Tyrone Corbln, senior forward on the second ranked Blue Demons. "Joey er Coach Joe Is lot quieter.

He says lust a few words and he gets through to you "He doesn't yell at everybody. Kenny Patterson, a senior guard, said of the rookie coach. Ray Meyer, liked by his players despite his outbursts in practice and during games, coached DePaul for 42 years, turning the ob over Ihls season to his 35 year old son. an assistant for It seasons and a former Blue Demon guard. "One thing 1 learned from coach Is that you have to, coach to your own personality," said Joey.

"I can't act like Ray Meyer or any other head coach. I have to be myself." "Coach Joe 'stresses fundamentals more." said Corbln, who came from Columbia, to Chicago's North Side because of Ray Meyer and the tact that the school had been ranked No. 1 at the time. "Our curfew is stricter, too. and now ever body has to be In their own rooms, not ust banging out In another guy's room.

He has our respect that's the biggest aspect of the whole thing." AJnlike his father, Joey is willing to go to his bench earlyfcnd often and has 10 players who probably will see a lot of achon. "My philosophy Is giving the subs good time," said the younger Meyer. "I don't want 1o lust let them play the last couple of minutes when there's no pressure on them." Ray Meyer, fifth among all time Division I coaChes in victories with 724, never won an NCAA championship, getting as far as the semifinals In and bounced out In the first round the next three ycirsv Last season, the Blue Demons made it past the first round but were eliminated by Wake Forest in overtime, 7371. Irish are sot to reap dividends from Duff SOUTH BEND, Ind. Dan Duff hopes to pay back some debts In his final season as a member of the Notre Dame baske'ball team.

Duff, the only senior on this year's Irish squad, paid back one Tuesday as Notre Dame made 11th rated Indiana Its fourth victim of the new season. Heading Into Tuesday's game. Duff needed a victory to avoid becoming the only Irish player coached by Digger Phelps ever to lose lour straight to Bob Knight's Hoosiers. He's also working on trying to get Notre Dame Into the NCAA tournament for the first time in tour seasons: "I owe one to a tew teams and I figured IU was one of them. This was a special win for me Duff said after Notre Dame's 74 63 victory gave Phelps squad a 40 mark to take against second ranked DePaul on Saturday.

Carrier Dome offers 'Long Range. View' SYRACUSE Syracuse University basketball action will be shown on a lo by 20 foot screen at the far end of the Carrier Dome during two January home games, according to Dome managing director Thomas Bemel. The use of the screen for instant replays, common In some other indoor arenas, will be tried as an experiment to help out customers in the 4.000 seats stamped "Long Range View." The multi use arena seats 50,000 for football, but has a capacity of about 33.000 for basketball, which is played In ust one end. Beniel said there were 'no plans to remove curtain which cuts the building in half tor basket bat Viewing. The experiment will be run during Big East Conference games against Connecticut Jan.

19 and Georgetown Jan. 28. Doctors deny patient Indiana conclusion LOUISVILLE. Ky. Being confined to intensive care doesn't Inhibit artificial heart recipient William J.

Schroeder from cheering his beloved Indiana University basketball team. But doctors spared him the ending of the Hoosiers' 74 A3 loss to Notre Dame, perhaps fearing It would be too much tor his plastic and metal heart to take. A television crew covering Schroeder 's surgery and recovery provided a videotape of Tuesday night's game. Schroeder watched part of it Wednesday in his room at Humana Hospital Audubon's coronary care unit, said Dr. Allan Lansing.

This that Who should make the All UnAmeri ca team? Washington forward Dmtlet Schftmpt (West Germany, Virginia center Olden Polynicm (born in Haiti), Indiana center lw fiao (West Ger many), Houston Baptist center Antft LmOdrms (Nigeria) and Marisl center Rtk Smit (Holland) The Great Three Point Experiment is over. Two years ago. almost every conference was using one, but this year only three will the Atlantic 10, Big Sky and Pacific Coast Athletic Association Kentucky plays in Louisville on Dec I). This rivalry is the best in the nation, primarily because Kentucky re' fused to play the Cardinals and therefore the teams did not meet tor 24 years, from 1959 to 1913 Willi ReJ Is doing moderately well coaching at Creighton. He scored the biggest recruiting victory In the nation In 1912 by signing Bnot Btijsmin.

a footer from Monroe. La But Benjamin has not developed quickly as some other high school stars. The Blueieys had a losing team in the IMJ S3 sea aoA thaa UU luUthed II 14. Digger Phelps. backs Knight Knight, gets support on recruiting stand SOUTH BEND, Ind.

Indiana coach Bob Knight thinks the Big Ten has a big problem with schools cheating in recruiting. Noire Dame coach Digger Phelps agrees. Phelps supports Knight's refusal last month to show up for the Big Ten pre season press conference. It's reported Knight was a no show to protest that five schools in the Big Ten are cheating, and the league is not doing enough to stop it. "I know he got criticism for not showing up (in Chicago).

He was protesting what's going on in that league." Phelps said. "What he was talking about, some of the illegal recruiting in that league, it's happening. "He's aware of if. I'm aware of It. and it's time more people in the" right corners get aware of it.

I'll back him 100 percent. There's some strange things going on with some strange schools in the Big Ten. If he's upset. I'm upset." Rice junior sidelined after flagrant foul HOUSTON Rice University unior center Dave Ramer will undergo reconstructive surgery this week to repair multiple injuries suffered in what coach Tommy Suitts says was an intentional elbowing incident in a game against Louisiana Tech. Ramer, a toot 9, 235 pounder, has a depressed cheekbone, fractures above and below his right eye socket and a collapsed sinus after the incident Monday night involving Louisiana Tech's Karl Malone.

Surgery is scheduled for Friday in Houston. According to Suitts. Malone, a a toot 9, 265 pounder, grabbed a re bound and was clearing out with his right elbow when he struck Ramr square on the temple. Then he swung the other way and threw another elbow. Scandal decimates Duquesne's squad PITTSBURGH Duquesne University coach Jim Satalin, his team now stripped of five scholarship players, says four veteran players accused of rape won't play this season.

Sataim said it would be pointless to waste a year's eligibility lor each of the players including last year's leading scorer. Emmeil Sellers just for seven or eight basketball games late in the season. None of the lour players Sellers. Rofl Stevenson, Greg Harrison or Eric Compton has practiced after be ind suspended by school officials pending. Jhattjapa uiai jnoolb.

Coaches box will be short lived The coaches' box hat' to go. And it wilt. That's what the coaches say, anyway. They said a lot of other things, about the new rule that confines coaches to a box in front, of their benches 23 feet from the hatfeourt tine. But most of it is unprintable.

At this week's Metropolitan Basketball Writers' Luncheon, the coaches were still complaining about the rule which went into effect this year. The more experience they have with it, the less they like It. At the top of the list is Marlst College's Matt Furjanic. who held forth at length on the coaches' box at the writers' first luncheon the first week of the This week, he Just appealed for level heads; "I blasted it bad last week, and it stinks," Furjanic said. "But we all have to quit worrying about the box and start coaching.

We shouldn't be pointing fingers at each other about going out of the box and asking for technicals from the refs on the other coach. Somebody's going to get Into a fight some night about that, "That rule will be gone by the end of the year, anyway," Furjanic said. "The coaches' box Is anti energy," said Manhattan coach Gordon Chie Paul Hurley Journal sports COLLEGE BASKETBALL ta. "It penalizes the guys with energy." Furjanic laid he has already been penalized' ways other than a technical foul. "I don't have a real strong voice and i have a lot of young players, new coaches, new system," Furjanic said.

"I have to stand at the line like a child and give Instructions at the opposite end of the court and they can't hear me." The rule was designed to cut down on coaches' "working" officials by commenting on their rulings and in other ways harassing them, Furjanic said, yet it doesn't really help officials. Not the good ones, anyway. "The good officials control the game," Furjanic said. "The good of ficials don't need a rule to take coaching out of the game." Bob Valvano. the rookie St.

Fran His coach, is a chip oft nit brotner lock. Jim Valvano of North Carolina State. In response to hit team a 0 1 start, the younger Valvano had a suggestion: "I propose a new division. Division Four, already have the slogan for this new division 'Division Four. We don't keep Valvano said.

Valvano wants to shut off the because the Terriers have been outscored by an average of 14 77 in their first three games. "We'd be fine if we could just keep practicing and doing Interviews," Valvano taid. Paul Liizo It still laughing over hit traffic postponement last week. LIU was scheduled to play Fordham, at Fordham In the Bronx, Tuetday. A humongous traffic jam delayed the LIU squad for three and a half hours, and the Blackbirds, not able to travel the way the crow flies, missed the game.

It appeared on the scoreboard at "LIU at Fordham, traffic." "That's going to follow us all year. But we got great print." Urn said. "It was In every paper and on television. We laved the clippings." The next night' the teams did play. "We left at 4:30 that day." Lltto said.

"We opened the gym." 'But Fordham closed UU, 71 17, The ECAC Metro Player of the Week was Robert Morris' Tom Un dermtn. The senior forward leads the league in tcorlng with 21.0 ppg. On the ECAC Metro Honor Roll this week was Carey Scurry of LIU tor his (0 points and 4t rebounds in three games; Wagner's Greg Clay for his 45 points and nine rebounds In two garnet; and Steve Eggink of Marltt, St points and 01 percent shooting in three games. R.ik Smits of Marlst made the Rookie Honor Roll for hit 20 points and 1J rebounds in three game. Wagner coach Neil Kennetl It down to eight players.

He can'l even practice with five on five until after the fall semester, when other players become eligible. "I'm ready to get anybody Into the gym and give them uniforms," taid the beleagured Kennett. Catholic schools dominate basketball By Peter A. Brown Scripps lloward News Service The top three teams in the national college bas ketbatl polls Georgetown, DePaul and St. John's share three things in common: They are me dium slze schools; they are located in big cities; and they are Roman Catholic.

Television commentator Al McGuire former, coach at basketball power Marquette, a medium size Jesuit college jokes that the three schools are "the Vatican Trinity" of college basketball. There are usually at least a dozen or more smalt to medium size big city Catholic colleges in the opening round Of the NCAA playoffs, successfully going head to head against much larger and better financed state institutions. "Catholic schools have a basketball tradition." says Gary Williams, coach at Boston College, a medium size Jesuit school. Such small and medium size Catholic colleges as Dayton, Villanova, St. Joseph's of Philadelphia, Gonzaga qf Seattle.

St. Peter's of New Jersey. Creighton. Duquesne of Pittsburgh and Xavier in Cincinnati are perennially competitive in big time basketball, regularly taking on schools much larger and better financed than themselves. And isn't just colleges.

Two of the top five, and seven of the top. 25 high school basketball teams in the current USA Today poll are Catholic schools. The visibility of the Catholic colleges and their basketball programs will be especially high on Dec. IS when defending national champion Georgetown of Washington, D.C.. plays host to second ranked DePaul in a nationally televised game.

"What you have is a number of private Catholic institutions, most of whom that don't have Division One football programs, putting their resources into explains Ed Manetta, the athletic director at DePaul. Only about seven percent of the nation't colleges are Roman Catholic. They tend to be in the big: cities of the Northeast and Midwest, where most of the nation's Catholic population resides. And their winning basketball tradition goes back to the postwar years when economics forced these schools to drop football and concentrate on basketball. But the difference between now and 30 years ago when these schools dominated the "city game" is the race and religion of their players.

Once heavily white and. Catholic, the rosters at these schools are much more black and Protestant. Between 1949 and 19G5. Catholic schools won the NIT II times and that was when the NIT was a much more prestigious tournament than It is today. AJA ai jUiMMJUM9( "What happened." tayt Georgetown athletic director Frank Rienzo, looking back over that era.

"was that many of the Catholic, colleges were located near major metropolian citiet where professional football made its inroads. What you had was a squeeze on the entertainment dollar of fant. When those sports were no longer able to break even or near break even they had to drop football. "But the economics of basketball were such to allow them to continue fostering a program." Basketball is a much cheaper sport than football. The NCAA allows a maximum of only IS basketball scholarships over a four year period while the football limit is (5.

And. coaches point out, it takes only one or two players to make a team competitive. The near dominance'of the Catholic schools in basketball ended in the 1960s and '70s when state schools outside the Northeast and Midwest discovered that basketball "can be something other than recreation between fall football and spring football practice viable spectator sport," Rienzo says. But the Catholic schools' commitment to basketball remained unchanged because, explains Manetta. "It helps both financially and public relationsrelations wise in attracting students." li i IT ilrnlliflBrnnlTfri DUV 3 GET 1 FREE isoo SA9 mo JCH (VHSi a T'i JOA tra A as AMFM CASSETTE STEREO PORTABLE TWIN CASSETTE DUBBING DECK HmjK PsKfuomtHKe uN Feoluta AF eCUO 4My TIUPHOm 3 CASSEITIQl 89" LijhlwJKTy NEW Sltrt.

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