Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on October 4, 1978 · Page 17
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 17

Phoenix, Arizona
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Wednesday, October 4, 1978
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F-4 , REPUBLIC Wed., OtC iTrft gThf Arizona Republic Northwestern still confident College football polls Li I coaches poll AP media poll When the highlight of the season is a 0-0 tie, one would think Northwestern University football coach Rick Venturi would be in a state of slight depression, but he's as confident as If he owned Frank Rush's 3-1 record in lieu of his own 0-3-1. rWe're making progress," he said. "I'm resilent and our kids are resi-lent. When you're rebuilding a program, you have to be patient "The scores aren't impressive, but we've played tough until the other guys wore us out with depth. Colorado put it on us (55-7), but we were 7-7 with them until the final seconds of the first half when they scored to make it 14-7. "We made some mistakes in the third quarter and they scored a bunch. We played Wisconsin tough until midway through the third quarter and lost, 28-7. "I look at It as a time when we have 'to learn our lessons. We began this year with an Inexperienced team learning a new system. We're carry- More about : Wolverines Continued from Page F-l Michigan. Inside linebackers Ron Simpkins (6-1, 225) and Jerry Meter (6-2, 210) are the standouts, along with defensive back Mike Jolly (6-3, 181). There is some question of Michigan overlooking Arizona. After all, the Wolverines play rival Michigan State next week and have a history of being upset during the season. Last year, Minnesota did the Job, 16-0. Scherabechler Is going to make sure that doesn't happen, though. "Arizona is very capable of beating us," he said. "I have no thoughts about looking forward to Michigan State. . -the players express a strong will that they will not play the "down" game we've played in the last couple of years. They are concerned ing 35 sophomores and freshmen on our traveling squad, but they now have four games behind them and they're getting better." So Venturi is in search of "football respectability" at a school that has had three winning seasons in the last 14 years, has gone 12-43 in the last five campaigns and 2-20 in the last two. This year, he's tied Illinois, 0-0, and lost to Iowa, 20-7, along with the losses to Wisconsin and Colorado. Worse, Interest in the Wildcats has slumped so that last year's home schedule of five games (including Ohio State) drew a total of 77,087 paid admissions which is about 10 percent more than Arizona State University is currently averaging per home game. Major college football cannot long endure crowds of 16,378. The Big Ten has put in a minimum guarantee of $100,000 for conference visitors, effective next season so how long can Northwestern lose and last? . Arizona State will be guaranteed $85,000 for Saturday's appearance In Evanston's Dyche Stadium. Michigan will receive a like amount for its Nov. 11 date. Earlier, officials at both Michigan and Arizona State offered Northwestern lucrative "buy out" agreements that would have enriched the school's athletic fund, but Northwestern would have had to play in Ann Arbor and Tempe Instead of playing at home. The school's president disdained the offers, not wanting the school to become a well-paid road show. Wildcat athletic director John Pont is hard-pressed to draw fans to watch a losing home show. "Winning takes care of your problems, but we're not winning," Pont said. "We are promoting in the hopes that the wins will come later. "For the Minnesota' game, we have enlisted the aid of the Shriners and it will be a benefit game for their burn hospital. We'll give them two dollars for every eight-dollar seat they sell and settle up with Minnesota on the basis of six dollars per ticket. "The Boy Scouts in the area will be selling tickets for the Michigan State game on the same kind of an arrangement "Even if we were winning, we'd still face tremendous pressure from the professional teams in Chicago for a share of the sports entertainment dollars. "Even the high schools hurt us. They play their games on Saturday afternoons instead of Friday nights. Forty or fifty of those games take a lot of people out of circulation." Pont wouldn't forecast Saturday's attendance, but two weeks ago in their home opener the Wildcats lured 23,960 fans to watch Wisconsin-It's difficult to believe, but the Sun Devils who are among the national leaders in home attendance are a Band Day football team in Evanston. In college football that is considered to be the pits. At least they'll have music to keep them awake if the Wildcats fail to do the job. 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Cochise volleyball team not that bad By GEORGE CHRISMAN JR. Forget that 1-9 record fashioned by Cochise College during first half of the women's volleyball season. Coach Paula Whelan claims the second half "is going to be super. We decided." If hard work and mental toughness will do the job, then Cochise will be a much more formidable foe for Arizona community college teams from here on out "We're working out twice a day," Whelan said. "The team has a lot of pride and the players have a positive attitude. I feel sports is 60 percent mental and 40 percent physical. We're working on our minds. "The players are excited about the second half and because they are so willing to work out in two-a-day sessions, I feel we are on our way to better things." Key players for the Cochise squad are a pair of Douglas girls, sophomore Lina Fontez and Celina Acosta. Both are all-around players, excelling in the back row, as hitters and at center. Other top hitters include Cindy Arevalo from Douglas and Annette Harper of Sierra Vista. . Whelan's 10-girl team sees plenty of action as she believes in liberal substitution on a rotating basis. While Glendale Community and Central Arizona are being touted as co-favorites for the Arizona Com munity College Athletic Conference cross country championship, last year's champion Phoenix College is in a rebuilding year with an all-freshman team. Coach Bill Roberts says "We're kind of struggling right now." The 1977 Bears finished third in the national meet with an all-sophomore team but graduation deprived Roberts of All-Americans Andy Porter and Ray Rees. Schools with foreign runners dominated the nationals with Porter finishing seventh, third highest finish Arizonans drop in juco ranking " Mesa Community College's 31-22 . loss to the Brlgham Young University junior varsity Friday dropped the Thunderblrds from No. 1 to No, 7 in this week's NJCAA football poll. Phoenix College, which tied El Camlno College, 14-14, Saturday, dropped from rankings after holding the 13th spot. by an American. Rees placed 15th out of the field of 400. The Bears figure to be somewhere in the middle of the pack this year in state competition and Roberts has a trio of Navajos as his top runners. Frank Nez "should be among the top eight," Roberts said of the former Coconino High School runner. Other top harriers for PC are Ryan Sales, a Central High product and Nelson Begay of Chinle. The No. 4 runner is Tim Mulder, up from Cortez High. Phoenix College will compete Saturday in the Aztec Invitational in San Diego, as will most of the Arizona schools. Led by Robert Lopez, Vito Perrone and Phil Nielsen, Glendale's Gauchos will defend the Aztec Invitational title they won a year ago, and Coach Dick Fuenning expects the state meet will go down to the wire between Glendale and CAC. "They beat us in a three-way meet earlier, but we beat them last Friday without our No. 1 runner." Lopez has been suffering from a stressed knee, but the pain has subsided and he was running well early this week. Fuenning calls this the strongest team Glendale has ever had (the Gauchos were national champions in 1967). While Lopez, Perrone and Nielsen are enough to earn that accolade, it is the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 runners who produce the great depth that makes the squad so powerful. "They finish high enough to push other teams' scores higher," Fuenning pointed out. Glendale's top eight Include No. 4 Ken Halal from Alhambra, No. 5 Joe Hernandez (a 92-pound freshman sensation) from Tolleson, No. 6 Rick Smith, No. 7 John Schmeltzer from Apollo, and No. 8 Bill Holt from Thun-derbird. Joe Salem isn't quite ready to file a report with the missing persons bureau, but he is beginning to wonder where all those returning starters he had at the outset of the season have gotten to. . The Northern Arizona University football coach had more experienced players to work with than anyone in the league, but injuries have taken many of them, and the lack of depth has been evident the past two weeks. Although the Jacks have been beaten statistically, they still lead the Big Sky Conference with a 3-0 mark. They are 4-1 overall. Fortunately for Northern Arizona, it does not have to play another league game until the Oct. 28 "trip to Montana State. The break is welcome. The Lumberjacks are down to three offensive guards, starters Chuck Wells and Rick Renzi, and substitute Jim Delaney; three offensive tackles, starters Rodger Carbone and Jeff Canterbury, and reserve Fred Smith; two defensive ends, starters Ed Hightower and Greg Gerkin; four defensive interior linemen, starters Mike Dohm, Neal Higginson, Dan Anders, and reserve Brian Daelcy; and three linebackers, starters Phil Cancik and John Schact-ner, and reserve Tony Felix. Of that group, Canterbury, Smith, Dohm, Daeley and Felix are freshmen, and Wells was moved to guard five weeks ago after reporting as a fullback. "We won't be making many changes in personnel because we don't have anybody left to change around," Salem said. With all the Inexperienced players in the lineup, there have been break downs in pass protection, blocking, tackling and most fundamental phases of the Axers' game. The report from the training room is encouraging, though. By the time the Lumberjacks go to Montana State they could have defensive end Ed Judie, offensive guard Ted Kawaluk, offensive tackle Bob Orrill and linebacker Jerry Lumpkin healthy. j Lumpkin injured his knee last week at Idaho and is expected to be on the sideline two or three weeks. Judie broke a toe before the season opener at North Dakota State. He has had his cast removed and is expected to begin running this week. Kawaluk, who had knee surgery in August, also is expected to begin working lightly this week. Orrill's status is the most questionable. He is suffering from an arch injury. He worked out in pads last week but still is hobbling. Northern Arizona plays Cal Poly- triumph Saturday would give him his 23rd, putting him in second place behind Max Spilsbury, who will be honored at halftime Homecoming ceremonies . . . NAU Athletic Director T.H. "Hank" Anderson has been appointed to the board of directors of the Fiesta Bowl . . . Carl Golden's two touchdown runs at Idaho gave him 20 in his career, tying the school record set in the late 1950s by Ron Cote . . . Split end Tyrone Peterson is the new career leader in pass receiv ing yards with 1,676, passing the old mark of 1,667 held by Vince Cisterna . . . Defensive end Ed Hightower leads Big Sky linemen with 52 tackles. His five tackles for 27 yards lost at Idaho is the league best single game performance of the year . . . Tailback Allan Clark is third in the league in rushing (105.6 yards per game) and third in total offense (109.4) . Monte Varah is third in kick scoring (24 points) . . . Ray Smith, who picked up a loose ball and scored the winning touchdown at Idaho after blocked punt by Neal Higginson, and Joe Walker, who scored on a 57-yard punt return, are 1-2 in the Big Sky in punt returns. Smith averages 16.1 yards a return, Walker 13.6 ... De spite giving up 29 points last week, the Axers still lead the league in scor ing defense (17.2 points a game). NAU remains in ninth spot SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. - Northern Arizona University remained in the No. 9 position in this week's NCAA Division I-AA national football standings. The Lumberjacks, now ninth for the third straight week, rallied for 13 points in the last Vh minutes Saturday to beat Idaho, 34-29, in Moscow. NAU leads the Big Sky Conference with a 3-0 mark; it is 4-1 overall. Montana State moved from sixth to second with its 31-29 victory over Boise State, which was No. 3. The Broncos fell to eighth this week. Nevada-Reno, which will become a Big Sky member next year, is third. South Carolina takes over the top spot, advancing a notch with former No. 1 Lehigh's loss. IT GOODYEAIt W) POWER STREAK "78" ) BUCKWALLS M 1 SIZE PRICE I SIZE PRICE 'Mil X A HI xil 600112 2100 Win 32.00 vy Ik. 1 JS1 mil 24.06 sfioiis mt () UNJ ffiflpL 6,8x14 M'M 32.00 1 j) w "tW OrnsMI 1-44 tcnoei tracer! eemto 1 Souin Carolina Slew (s-t) 45 2 Mnntane stt 110) 42 1 Nevrj-Reno (4 0) 3 4. Jckun Sll 14-01 i. Boiton U. 13 0) 34 Ur.nh O-l) n 7 Florida AIM (3-0) I Bois Stale (3 1) 5( 0. NerMm asiiena (4 1) i 10. (I fcllWrn Kenluckv (2-1) M HMO lui)0 17-1) 20 Weilern Kenluckv (3-1) 70 Other) receiving vole: Orambllng, MeuacltUMtt, New Hamnhire, Soulhern University. Big Sky honors Pomona in a nonleaeue eame in the NAU Dome Saturday, then takes a A'vnf T-Tirrrnn crn week off, travels to Northern Colo- lllggUldUll raao tor anomer nonieague cattle uct. 21 before the big game with third-ranked Montana State that could decide the Big Sky championship. LOG CHIPS The victory Saturday at Idaho tied Salem for the No. 2 spot on the NAU career victory list. A Scoreboard ("Baseball ) ( NBAresulu) (""Softball ) II 17 I 0 10 3 - Dv .,1 r I Hi lows Ctwlfil (7) Ttllt (II Ntw Mtitco M'lHtrv M) tt 4-0 S. MtHiMlBO, Gull Comi i Vwm. N C. (II I Ml Tvter , Ttna$ winneiei at crooMtot Mp'tora, M0. "j M IS . MrvclMnal Leaow tan OMw ooi 401 on-SnM 030 S00 100- WP - Mlkt FlreOogoh. LP Smith. California i, Milwaukee 4 (NHL results) Dffrull New Entiiano WHA 5 L Angtmi i SI UijiW WinfWMta 4. ETnlon WHA N Y Htarxfert Toronto 4 Orftt WHA 3, Pittsburgh 0 AAairvt AHL t, Wattington 1 ftottonat N Y Ranoert guHaio at Toronto Chit vv Montreal at Haiilai, N 5. Detroit at New England WHA Vantouvtr at Edmonton WHA v The AitacleM Pratt Tuesday' rewdt Denver 113, Atlanta 108 Chicago M, Detroit 117 New Orleans 111, Indiana 99 San Antonio 114, Kansas Crtv 110 Los Angeles 107, Golden State 99 Portland 111, Seattle 109 Tanight's fames New York w New Jersey al Landover, Md , 3 30 D m Philadelphia t Washington, Second game o- doubieheader, Cleveland vs. Boston at Portland, Maine, 4 30 a.m. Kansas City vs Milwaukee al Green Bsv. Wis , 4:30 a m Atlanta vs. Denver at Greensboro, N CiPm Chicago at Detroit, o m. Houston vs. San Anionic al Austin, Tenay VT0 pm Portland vs. Golden Slate at Seattle, 430 o m. Los Angeles at Seattle, second geme ot double -header. C STEBAN PARK - tuque Homes 1?, p'Maiiev's 17, The Punks , Bechtel 9, E rick son Const. 21, Herrlngton's II OK NAM PARK - Blije Notes 7, Capital Lumber 3, Westslde Tovoie 17, G'imo's 1, Oivmpia Beer 14, Arliona Title Company 9 HARMON PARK - Artec 14. 'tht I, Silhouettes 2 Comefttck Ht, Javier Mt, Central Medaiiti; Donna Butch, 4, at BOISE, Idaho Northern Arizona University middle guard Neal Higginson, who blocked the punt that Ray Smith ran in from 25 yards out for the game-winning touchdown with 14 seconds left in Saturday's 34-29 triumph of Idaho, has been named Big Sky Conference defensive player of the week. Montana State tackle Jon Bor- chardt, instrumental In the Bobcats' 31-29 decision over then No. 3-ranked Boise State, is the offensive player of the week, league information director Tim Simmons announced. Higginson, a 6-foot-3, 231-pound senior from Winslow, also recovered a fumble deep in Idaho territory in the third period that led to a touchdown, putting NAU back in the game after trailing, 26-7, at halftime. A three-year starter, Higginson tied teammate Ed Hightower for game high tackling honors with 16. Two of Higginson's stops resulted in losses of eight yards. 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