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1 2 DAILY CHRONICLE, OeKolb, Illinois Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1 980 By NIU's Mallory S2L?foAo Only the best tolerated Baseball There can be no more excuses made, no more hollow apologies accepted. It will no longer be enough to watch NIU's football team muddle through another sub-par season When former head coach Pat Culpepper was fired in December of 1979 the message rang loud and clear, directly from the President's office in Lowden Hall. A sorely needed commitment to the football program was finally going to be made, to the tune of a 65 percent budget increase, regular use of automobiles for recuiting, additional assistant coaches with larger salaries, not to mention newly carpeted playing surface a $360,500 rug that promises to soften a season's worth of bumps and bruises. There was no rationale in Culpepper's dismisal only that President William Monat and Assistant to the President McKinley "Deacon" Davis did not care for the man or his ouspoken manner against what he felt were intolerable working conditions. The decision was made. Culpepper did not belong here. It didn't matter that he and his staff were finally getting to the point where improvement was becoming visible in terms of games won and lost, without the benefit of a geniune commitment. Sadly, the burden now rests with a newcomer, one who should be given time to build HIS program, HIS own way, but at NIU time is running out. How much longer will athletic boosters continue to pump in hard earned dollars with little or nothing to show for their efforts? How much longer will the community continue to back a football learn that has been nothing more than mediocre on the field and "barely worth their notice? And how much longer will the so-called "minor sports" at the university survive without budget increases? Remember, NIU's athletic board voted last May to cut or hold the line concerning the budgets for all men's sports except football in order to maintain a balanced budget. The board allocated $200,000 for football in 1980 compared to $124,378 in 1979. Soccer coach If" Major League Standings By Uniltd Press International National League East W L Pet. CB By Ron Kremer Staff writer Plttsbryh Montreal Phils New York St. Louis Chicago ATLANTA FALCONS What happened to the Grits Blitz? That's the big question in Atlanta. Last season, the Falcons, who finished 6-10 and third in the NFC West, gave up 388 points 88 more than they scored. This, only two years alter setting a modern NFL record by allowing just 129 points (in 14 games). "The main thing we're going to do is use the blitz as a surprise rather than as a defense," says head coach Leeman Bennett about his 1980 plans. "Last year, teams just sat back and waited for us to blitz and we got burned," he explains. "That isn't going to happen this time." Top hopes among Atlan ta's stoppers who had only 29 QB sacks last year are DEs Jeff Yeates and Don Smith and T Wilson Faumui-na. LB Fulton Kuykendall and CB Rolland Lawrence were bright spots, more or less, in 1979. 'I think we're very close to being an excellent offensive team," claims Bennett. We've completely rebuilt it at every position for all practical purposes." The 1979 sparkplug for the Falcons was rookie William Andrews, who ran for 1,023 yards. Other keys: pass catchers Wallace Francis and Alfred Jenkins. Despite spotty perfor mances, QB Steve Bart- kowski set club records with his throwing. But he had to work behind an offensive line that allowed 54 sacks. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) CHICAGO BEARS The Bears are on the prowl again. Maybe ... Chicago, runner-up for first in the NFC Central Division last year on a 10-6 mark coming off its best NFL sea son since 1963. But the Bears had to win seven of their last eight games in order to ramble into the playoffs. "Football teams rarely stay at the same level of perform ance," notes head coach Neil Armstrong about 1980 They either get better or worse. "So, obviously, we have to get better. And with the teams we will be going against on our schedule, we're going to have to play to that level if we expect to win our division. Despite key 1979 injuries, the Bears gave up just 249 points third in the NFL. And Chicago was the only NFL team to rank in the top nine in every defensive cate gory. It was first in the NFL with 29 interceptions. Meanest Bear was LB Jerry Muckensturm with a team-high 1 1 1 tackles. On offense, the talented line credited by RB Walter Payton for his success goes into its third season as a unit: at center, Dan Neal; at guards, Noah Jackson and Revie Sorey; at tackles, Ted Albrecht and Dennis Lick. Payton7who had nine 100-yard games, carried last year an NFL-record 369 times for 1,610 yards his fourth straight conference rushing title. But injuries forced Chicago to alternate a trio of quarterbacks Mike Phipps, Vince Evans and Bob Avellini. The job is a trouble spot. Dave Bucher quit in protest. Gymnastics coach Chuck Ehrlich might be next It should be noted that much of the inflated budget will be spent to fly the Huskies to Long Beach Calif, and to Wichita, Kan. for non-conference games with distant rivals. The New AstroTurf recently installed in Huskie Stadium has been in the works for some time, and wasn't something put in just because of the administrations sudden change in philosophy or was it? Are all of the newly affordable luxuries coincidental or are they in fact part of a planned scheme? The theory, probably contrived by Davis, is a simple one. A winning football team will generate revenue, provide funds for the minor sports and bring NIU long overdue recognition. But Davis has discovered, it takes large sums of money to build a winner. Until now, NIU wasn't ready to spend the quanitiy necessary to rectify the situation that presented another problem and caused a computer to spit out the theory, spindled and stapled, with a message : Reject! The burden now rests with a new coach, Bill Mallory, brought in direct from his Colorado ranch where he spent last year watching films trying to stay in contact with the game he knew he couldn't get away from. He was fired after five years of coaching at Colorado, despite a 35-21-1 record competing in the rugged Big Eight Athletic Conference, judged not good enough by his former employers. And after spending a year detached from football, Mallory must now face the problems and challenges that NIU presents as he prepares to launch a new era in Huskie football, an era that may determine the future of NIU's athletic endeavers. He must feel a tremendous amount of pressure. He dare not fail. But Mallory says lie does not feel any outside pressure from the community or the university only the pressure he puts on himself to produce a winning team. "Putting the cars, the money, all of those things aside, I don't care what the situation is, I want to win," Mallory said during a break between practice sessions. "I don't feel any more pressure than I normally would. "I always put pressure on myself and the people around me to-let them know that we want to get things clicking as soon as possible. "I don't think being away from football for only one year will hurt me as a coach. I hope not. I tried to keep abreast by watching films and doing some scouting. Getting back into the routine has not been difficult. "Right now, ii NIU, we're striving for the top. I'd like to think that we could finish in the upper part of the conference right away." And why not? With skilled performers like quarterbacks John Gibbons and Rick Bridges, tailback Allen Ross and slotback Mike Pinckney heading the list of , seasoned returnees from last year's 5-5jI team, , anything seems possible. ' Add to that a schedule that sees NIU play four of its seven Mid-American Conference games at home it becomes easy to understand Mallory 's blindness to the pressures surrounding him. It also becomes easier to understand why he thinks the Huskies could finish high in the MAC standings in their first year under his guidance. ' Much less won't be tolerated. Houston Los Any Cinci San Fran Atlanta San Diego Tuesday's 70 54 .554 49 5 .552 'l 6.5 58 528 3V 58 67 464 II V) 54 69 439 14 to 50 74 403 19 West W L Pet. GB 71 54 568 - 69 56 552 2 67 59 532 4to 62 63 496 9 62 63 496 9 52 74 413 I9'1 Results Phila 100 300 000 - 4 13 1 Sulclltle, Beckwlth (4), Castillo (6) and Scloscia; Walk, Lerch (3), Brusstar (5), Reed IS), McGraw (9) and Boone W -Castillo (4-6) L-Walk (93). HRs-Los Angeles, Baker (25), Cey (19) Chi 100 000 120- 4 8 I ClncI 000 001 100- 2 7 0 Reuschel and B a I c k w e 1 1; Price, Bair (7), Hume (8) and Nolan. W-Reuschel (11-9). L Hume (7-8). HRs-Chicago, 'Kingman 2 (13). Houston St Louis 010 060 000 - 7 140 101 000 000 - 2 7 0 Bahr, running back Larry Pool, tight ends Jim Corbctt and Rick Walker, wide recelveri Mike Chonliter and Alton Alexis, defensive back Vaughn Lusby, oflensive linemen Barney Cotton and Gary Don Johnson, linebacker Ken Ebellng and quarterback Pete Woods. Placed wide receiver Billy Brooks on lnured reserve. Cleveland Cut running back Larry Collins, defensive tackle Mickey Sims, running back Pal Morlarty, kicker Peter Boermeester, oltensive tackle Sam Clatham, tree agent linebacker Rick Donaldson, free ' 0gent center Jeff Langhans, Niekro and Pujols, KaaT, and free agent guard Jim IB at Jenkins goes to Canadian court TORONTO (UPI) -Ferguson Jenkins, a member of the Order of Canada and winner of 258 major league baseball games, faces charges on three counts of possession of narcotics today in a provincial court. Jenkins will only say, "it's a bad situation," nothing more. The 36-year-old righthander was to appear in a provincial court in Brampton, Ontario, on charges of possession of four grams of cocaine, two ounces of marijuana and two ounces of hashish. The offense carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and-or a f 1,000 fine. Despite his pending court appearance, Jenkins, Canada's greatest hurler and one of the top righthanders of modern baseball, tried to keep his appointment on the mound Tuesday. Changes in service during 3rd St. Construction. 5 -nrp-r rnT Thrd & locust OeKa. 601 15 7W.iin Oak & Lincoln Hnckley. B. 60520 286 324 1 During the resurfacing and construction on 3rd Street, DeKalb Savings will close its drive-up windows and parking lot. We are sorry for an inconvenience this situation may cause you. For more information, please call 756-151 1. Thank you for your cooperation during the repairs. San Dgo I, New York 6, inns. Atlanla 4. Pittsbgh 2, 10 inns. Los Angeles 8, Philadelphia 4 Chitayo 4, Cincinnati 2 Houston 7, St Louis 2 Today's Games (All Times EOT) Atlanla (Matula 7-12) Pittsburgh (Robinson 5 6), 7:30 p.m. San Francisco (Whitson 8-9) at Montreal (Sanderson 12-7), 7:30 pm. Los Angeles (Welch 10-9) at Philadelphia (Carlton 19-7), 7:30 pm. San Diego (Wise 4 5) at New York (Burris 7-7), 8:05 p.m. Houston (Forsch 10-10) at St. Louis (Fulgham 4-6), 8:35 p.m. American League East W L Pet. GB 75 50 .600 - 74 50 .597 2 66 54 . 541 V2 65 58 . 528 9 67 61 .523 m 64 60 .516 lO'i 51 73 .411 23'j West W L Pet. GB 82 44 .651 - 65 62 .512 17'i 62 63 .496 t9'3 55 72 .433 27' 52 70 .426 28 49 75 .395 32 45 80 .360 36V2 Tuesday's Results Texas I, Toronto 0 Minnesota 5, Cleveland 1 Detroit S, Chicago 4 Kansas City 7, Milwaukee 6 Boston 5, California 1 Oakland 3, New York 1 Seattle 2, Baltimore 1 Today's Games (All Times EDT) Texas (Medlch 10-8) at Toronto (Clancy 11-10), 1 p.m. Minnesota (Erickson 4-10) at Cleveland (Barker 15-8), 6:05 p.m. Kansas City (Spllttorff 9-9) at Milwaukee (Mitchell 4-2); 8:30 p.m. Detroit (Morris 13-11) at Chicago (Burns 11-12), 8:30 p m. Thursday's Games Minnesota at Toronto Oakland at Boston, night Calif at Baltimore, night Seattle at New York, night Milwaukee at Detroit, night Texas at Kansas City, night New York Baltimre Boston Detroit Milwauke Clevelnd Toronto Kan City Oakland Texas - Minn Chicago Calif Seattle Urrea (5), Otten (91 and Simmons. W-Niekro (14-11). L -Kaat (5-6). HRs-Houston, Cedeno (9), St. Louis, Kaat (I). (Only games scheduled) American League Texas 000 600 020- 8 13 0 Toronto 000 000 000 - 0 5 0 Hough and Sundberg. Jeffer-son, Willis (4), Schrom (8), Barlow (9) and Whitt. W- Hough (2-1). L-Jetlerson (4-12). Minn 000 050 000- 5 10 0 Cleve 000 100 000- 1 8 I Erikson, Corbett (9) and Wynegar, Waits, Wihtol (5) and Hassey. W-Erikson (5-10). L-Walts (10)2). Detroit 120 110 000 - 5 10 1 Chi 202 000 000- 4 8 1 Ujdar, Lopei (3), Underwood (9) and Parrish, Hoyt, Wor-tham (4), Proly (7) and Borgmann. W-Lopej (10-4). L -Wortham (4-6). Kan City 400 300 000 - 7 17 1 Mllw 000 203 001- 6 11 0 Busby, Pattin (7), Quisenber-ry (9) and Wathan; Caldwell, Castro (4) and Moore. W-Busby (1-3). L-Caldwell (II-10). HR-Milwaukee, Moore (1). Boston 000 020 120- 5 12 0 Calif 001 000 000- 1 4 I Tudor, Stanley (8) and Fisk; Knapp, Aase (8) and Donohue, Whitmer (9). W-Tudor (5-2). L Knapp (2-10). HR Boston, Yastrjemski (13). N Y. 100000000- I 7.1 Oaklnd 000 020 lOx-3 4 0 Tiant, Gossage (7) and Cerone; Langford and Essian. W-Langtord (14-10). L-Tiant (6-9). Bait 000 010 000- 1 4 1 Seattle " 000001 001- 2 7 1 McGregor and Dempsey, Bannister and L.Cox. W-Bannlster (7-10). L-McGregor (15-7). HR-Seallle, Bochte (10). Deals Linescores i' Major League Results ' By United Press International National League (18 innings) San Diego 030 010 200 000 000 002- 8 IBI New York 010 022 001 000 000 000- 6 14 2 Eichelberger, Lucas (7), Fingers (9), Armstrong (12), Rasmussen (17), Kinney (18) and Stimac, Tenace (10), Bomback, Hausman (6), Miller (7) , Reardon (8), Allen (10), Falcone (14) and Trevino. W Rasmuseen (3-9). L-Falcone (6-8). HRs-San Diego, Winfield (17), Mumphrey (3); New York, Washington 2 (9), Moreno (2). (10 innings) Alia 011 000 000 2- 4 111 Ptsbg 100000 1000- 2 5 0 Niekro, Camp (7), Bradford (8) , Garber (9) and Benedict; Blyleven, Tekulve (9) and Ott. W-Garber (5-5). L-Tekulve (8-6), HRs-Atlanta, Matthews 2 (16). Los Ang 014 200 100- 8 10 0 Sports Transactions By United Press International Tuesday Football Atlanta Dropped running backs I.M Hipp and Ray Strong, kicker Jorge Portela, wide receiver Mike Smith, defensive backs Dave Becker and Bob Glazebrook, center Paul Ryczek, defensive tackle Mike Lewis, offensive tackle Phil McKlnnley and tight end James Wright. Baltimore Placed on the lnured reserve list defensive end Ron Fernandes, tight ends-Mack Alston and Ron LaPointe, tackle Tim Foley and Jimmy Moore. Put on waivers defensive back Doug Nettles, corner-backs Bob Cale and Tim Lavender annd offensive lineman Ken Walter. Buffalo Cut kick returner Keith Moody, tight end Ken MacAfee, safeties Doug Greene and John Patterson, defensive back Tony Leonard, kick returner Howard Ballage, punter John Misko, nose tackle Charlie Davis and linebacker Joe McLaughlin.. Chicago Cut running back Lonnie Perrin, cornerback Hank Williams; guard Randy Clark, defensive tackle Mike Calhoun and wide receiver Harry Washington. Cincinnati Obtained defensive lineman Fred Anderson from Pittsburgh and quarterback Turk Schonert from Chicago. Waived kicker Chris 2620 DeKalb Avenue (next to Golden Bear) mtDAS ( L 1 MUFFLER SHOPS v A conveniently located Midas Shop in DeKalb. Featuring these services for American and Foreign Cars. THE FAMOUS MIDAS MUFFLER 30-minut. Kmc, nwyb. leu. ..new an inatallatkm charge SHOCKS BRAKES MacPHERSON STRUTS COMFORT COILS SHOP HOURS Mon.-Fri.8to6 Sat. 8 to 4 VVe honor mcxtt major credit cards. Over lOO MWk Shop coat to coast. 2620 DKcdb ftwnne next to Golden Bezr 756-8581 Moore from Wisconsin. Placed nose tackle Marcus Jackson on the Injured list. 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Pittsburgh Waived guard Gerry Mulllns and running back Anthony Anderson; Placed defensive back Ted Walton on inured reserve. St. Louis Cut punter Marv Bateman, cornerback Gary Hayes, defensive back Steve Brooks, fullback Lawrence Henry, defensive tackle Grant Gaines, offensive lineman Walley Pesuit, center Willie Parker, fluard Chris Dieterlch, tight end Tim Moon and defensive backs Mark Streeter and Hector Gray. Placed wide receivers Dewayne Jett and Ray Williams on injured reserve. Green Bay Cut linebacker Paul Rudiinskl, quarterback Randy Dean, kicker Tom Birney, running back Rickie Patton and safety Derwin Tucker. Houston Placed on Injured reserve running backs Booble Clark, wide receiver Guido Merkens, offensive guard John Schuhmacher and center Randy. Young Cut strong safety Bill Currier, wide receiver Richard Ellender, running back Ed Harris, linebacker Mike Murphy, defensive end Steve Baumgartner and tight end Chris Combs. Kansas City - Waived kicker Jan Stenerud and nose tackle Dino Mangiero. Los Angeles Cut corner-back Ken Ellis and punter Ken Clark plus rookies salety Joe Restic, defensive end Kevin Wilkinson, center Larry Coombs, defensive end Jim Drew, center Leon White, and detensive end Bob Rippentrop. Placed rookie linebacker Howard Carson on the Injured reserve list along with receiver Eugene Byrd. Minnesota Released defensive back Allen Archie, linebacker Leven Weiss and guard Kevtn Anderson. New England Cut defensive linemen Ernie Price and Mike St. Clair, olfensive tackle Tom Kearns, wide receiver Tom Parm, defensive back Dupree Branch and punter Ian Sunter. Waived linebacker Ed O'Neil. Placed punter Eddie Hare, defensive end Mark Buben and offensive linebacker Ray Costict on injured reserve. New Orleans Cut kicker Garo Yepremian, cornerbacks Eric Felton and David Gray, tackle Steve Junkman, guard Doug Panfil, tree safety Mike Jolly, fullback Mike Augus-tyniak and wide receiver Hudson, offensive guard Mark Jones and defensive end Jim Ramey. placed on injured reserve list wide receiver Jim Childs, tight end Gary Parris and offensive guard Terry Stleve San Diego - Waived running back Lydell Mitchell and offensive tackle Milton Har-daway; placed linebacker Carl McGee and detensive back Bob Gregor on injured reserve, placed running back Mike Thomas on the "physically unable to play" list. Seattle - Acquired running back Jim Jodat from Los Angeles. Placed on Injured reserve linebacker Peler Cronan antlght end Brian Peets. Cut fullback Tony Benjamin, safety Juan Collins, punter Steve Davis, wide receiver Larry Dorsey, safety Don Dutek, wide receiver Danny Garcia, defensive end Mark McNeal, linebacker Larry Polowskl and running back Wayne Russell. 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