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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 63

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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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It 5 Barry Vs. Floridians Tonight -"7 iy i 1 By ED PLAISTED Executive Sports Editor MIAMI BEACH - Rick Barry, the super-star, and Alex Hannum, the coach, are all the evidence the young American Basketball Association needs to prove that it is as big league as the older National Basketball Association. Barry, Hannum and the rest of the Oakland Oaks will show doubters of the ABA product the truth tonight when they meet the Miami Floridians in the Miami Beach Convention Center. A 7 p.m. clinic will preceed the 8 p.m. tip-off. Both Hannum and Barry are former NBAers. Hannum during his career in the NBA was the only coach to snap the Boston Celtics' monopoly on league titles. Hannum won championships in 1958 with the St. Louis Hawks and again in 1967 with the Philadelphia 76ers. Alex also played nine seasons with the Hawks. Barry is well-known to state fans. The former University of Miami All-America is only 24 years old but the 6-foot-7 Barry was the NBA's leading scorer with the San Francisco Warriors two years ago with a 35.5 average. This season in the ABA he Is averaging 32.4 with 259 points in eight games. When Barry was awarded to Oakland after a court fight, this made the ABA truly a big league. Today in Coral Gables, home of the University of Miami, it is "Rick Barry Day." His U-Miami Coach Bruce Hale is general manager of the Oakland club owned by singer Pat Boone. Oakland last Thursday night clobbered Indiana, 153-128. The Oaks, in boosting their record to 7-1 in the Western Division, set an ABA team scoring record at the expense of the Pacers. The old mark was 150 by Pittsburgh in a game last Feb. 25 against Oakland. The output was all the more note worthy as Barry sat out most of the game but still scored 19 points. Barry was ejected from the game with 4:04 left in the second quarter after he had been hit with his second technical foul. Tonight's game is expected to attract more than 5,000 fans to the Convention Center. The game can also be heard over West Palm Beach radio station WHEW with Dick Kumble at the mike. Coach Jim Pollard's Floridians are headed by Les (Big Game) Hunter who boasts a 22.5 average. Don Freeman is close behind with a 22.7. Miami is tied with the New York Nets for third place in the ABA's Eastern Division with a 3-3 record. Oakland has three returning veterans 6-9 Ira Harge, a tough rebounder from New Mexico, 6-8 Gary Bradds from Ohio State and 6-5 Mel Peterson from Wheaten, Illinois. Oakland Oaks Rick Barry Palm Beach SECTION Complete Stock Market On Pages E 9-11 000000000000000000008 Palm Beach Post-Times, Penn St. Whips Miami, 22-1 Georgia Florida, 57-0 RICHIE ON THE MOl'ND and Spiro in the bullpen means a new game, and it probably means more Fun'n'Sun on the local winter horizon. The victory by the traditional "big business" party could mean a whopping season in these parts, where the axiom is "as goes Wall Street so goes our season." People tome to the Palm Beaches whether the stock market reports are good or bad, but when they're good, the atmosphere is better, more money is put in circulation, and the green stuff makes the sports scene busier. It could show up as early as this week, when Arthur Silvester opens the Jai-Alai Fronton for the 14th season, the Friday night inaugural marking the earliest opening at the cesta center, and an assist toward the goal of lengthening our season. The next afternoon Tropical Park springs the starting gate on a horse racing season which will run through three tracks and until April 24. Returns from those pari-mutuel spots will give an early hint as to the outlook, and by the time the Orange Bowl and Playoff Bowl and Super Bowl are out of the way and John Boggiano turns loose Kusty at the Palm Beach Kennel Club on Jan. 3 things should be humming. A good season means better turnstile business for spring baseball exhibitions, for golf tournaments, for the four-game professional basketball season In our auditorium, plus other attractions. Golfers A re Ready Now Golf knows no season here, of course, but the tournament schedule gets an early start when the West Palm Beach Open Is played next week-end, and with the gals of the Ladies Professional Golf Association playing at Pine Tree In another 10 days. The LPGA event, incidentally, makes this the only area to have the girl pros twice In one year. They played at Cypress Creek in March. The Southern Seniors have a tournament, and Perry Como sponsors his annual bash at St. Lucie at Thanksgiving, while In Gators Again In nam J , u. ' ' z w"t h' y is.! "; ' ,.'' r v BOGGIANO HARBERT Bob Bzlfe Fun 7i' Sun 'n ' Feuding Sports Editor SILVESTER er punted the ball too high. It struck one of the lights, shorting out the lighting system. The fans, cheerleaders, and the two teams were loaded Into buses by school officials, and the game was moved 25 miles to Alta Vista for the second half. Back on Its home field using all 100 yards. Alta Vista finally lost 13-12. Post-Times Sunday, Nov. 10, 196&-E1 Rips V k W :S. - T I J: . rc , ? n .v ? j. - RON SELLERS . .8 for 119 Florida State scored the first two times It had the ball and had a 17 0 lead before the Bulldogs could register before a sparse crowd of 17,000 fans who watched the ball game In cloudy weather. The Semlnoles drove 60 yards for Guthrie's 36-yard field goal which came with 8:30 left In the first period. The FSU drive was stalled when Jack Thomas dropped Cappleman for a nine-vard loss back to the Bulldog 19. FSU got Its first touchdown on a six-yard pass from Cappleman to Tyson with 1:45 still to go 1 SI - v NEITHER RAIN NOR GATORS STOPS JAKE SCOTT .As Georgia Bulldog Scores On 59-Yard Punt Return Beaten p:n "V" .V7 I 1 uM 1- VINCEUOOLEY . .Surprises Gators Ing to brave the elements rather than the ordeal. By that time the Gators were trailing 35 0, the Bulldogs having run for three touchdowns from inside the five, while Cavan defied the wet field and passed for two touchdowns. At the half, It was 13 2 In first downs. Jake Scott's 59-yard punt return set up the initial score. That was five minutes after the opening kickoff, the rain was blinding, leaving pools of water at mldfield, but Scott splashed up the middle, angled to his left and was chased out of bounds by Tom Christian at the five. In two plays Georgia's Bruce Kemp was across, Jim McCollough kicked the first of five consecutive conversions and the Bulldogs wer on their way. Four and a half minutes later, they made It 14-0 after Cavan directed a 67 yard drive, 27 coming on a pass to Kent Lawrence. Time ran out before the Bulldogs could score again, but on the first play of the second period they hit on a Cavan-to Dennis Hughes pass for seven yards. Against North Carolina, the Gators' first loss, they fumbled repeatedly, but the first time they coughed up the ball In this game, the alert Bulldogs cashed In, Brian Hlpps bobble was picked up by Mark Stewart, and seven plays and 46 yards later It was 280, the final 26 yards coming on a Cavan pass to Chuck Whltemore. Gator reserves got a chance, Including Pahokee s Harold Peacock at quarterback for a few plays. Peacock hit Paul Mallska for 25 yards to mldfield but on the next play Georgia's Phil Russell Intercepted. JACKSONVILLE. Ha. (API - Statistics of the Oorjlla-Florlda football game: ueorgia rioriaa First downs Rustilnn yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized 2.1 10 2W 1KB 110 13 160 440 1 W HI US 2.1 S-20.1 7 14 2 Georgia 14 21 13 J-M Florida 0 0 0 0-0 (,a Kemp. 2 run iMrCullough kirk' (,a Faimworih 1 run iMrCullough kirk' (.a Hugtii'v 6 pa from Cavan Mc Cullough kirk (,a Wnlilimon- 26 pass from Cavan IMrCullough kirk' (,a avan I run IMrCullough klrki da Inhnsrm 2 run i Mrl'ollough kirk' l.a Hampton K run 'RaliTki kirk' t.a-Fli llajciki 22 A 70.012. Lions Run Hurricane Other End (C ) N .Y . Times News Service UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Penn State's undefeated football team Saturday directed a savage second-half running attack at the one weak link In the Mi ami of Florida defenses to rally from a 7-0 halftlme deficit and beat the Hurricanes, 22-7. The rally, helped greatly by a strong and stingy defense, gave the Nlttany Lions their seventh victory In seven games this fall and sent them through their 15th straight game without a loss. Penn State, ranked fourth na tionally, all but nailed down a bowl bid with this triumph be fore 49,863 persons in Beaver Stadium. On hand were representatives of the Orange, Sugar, Cotton and Gator bowls. Charlie Pittman was the lead ing force in the ground attack In the second half. In short order, Pittman and his buddies made up for a 78-yard touchdown play by Miami in the opening quarter. Concerned about Miami's All- America defensive end, Ted Hendricks, Penn State picked on the other side. Tony Cllne, the other starting defensive end for Miami, was hurt at the end of the first half. He didn't return and Penn State pounced on his replacements, who couldn't handle the sweeping runs of Pittman and Bob Campbell. Pittman ran for 123 yards on 26 carries, including 93 yards In the second half, and scored each of the Nlttanv Lions' three touchdowns. Bob Garthwaite kicked a field goal shortly after Jack Ham, one of many defensive heroes, recovered a Miami fumble on the Hurricanes' 16 in the fourth quarter. This all made up for a disap pointing first half by Penn State in which one bomb tossed by Dave Ollvo to Ray Bellamy, who raced 35 yards in the 78-yard play, sent the Lions Into the dressing room trailing. Then Mike Reld, the tackle; Ham, a linebacker; Neal Smith, a back, and Frank Spazianl, an end, led the strong defense that held Miami to 17 yards rushing and three yards passing In the second half. The action prompted Coach Joe Paterno, to say: "This was as fine a half of football as I've seen a Penn State team play both offensive and defensively." Paterno has been a roach at Penn State since 1950. Penn State opened the game with a Paterno innovation on offense an unbalanced line. Designed to overload one side against Hendricks, this plan was not too successful. Cllne, on the other side, was holding his own along with Hendricks, who had some fine Individual efforts. Penn State abandoned the unbalanced line In the second quarter and never returned to It. Miami 7 0 0 07 Penn Stale 0 0 12 1022 Mia Bellamy 78 pass from Ollvo I Huff kick' PSU Pittman 1 run (pass falledi PSU Pittman 2 run ipass failed i PSU F(J (iarthwalte 22 PSU Pittman 1 run (Garthwalle kick A tS.HM. crv- H 'J if the first quarter. The score climaxed a 72-yard drive In 11 plays. Florida State, which had six passes Intercepted last week, picked off two against the Bulldogs and the second one set up the Semlnoles second touchdown. Walt Sumner Intercepted the ball at the Mississippi State 19 and the Semlnoles had a score In three plays with Cappleman passing 14 yards to Bailey. The Bulldogs counted twice In the first half. Pharr's five-yard pass with 8:55 to go ended a 67-yard march In 11 plays. The Bulldogs drove 53 yards In 10 plays for their next score. Pharr connected with Milner for the touchdown from the four with 4:19 left In the half. The Bulldogs tried two-point conversions after each score but each time Pharr's pass was Incomplete. Florida State got back on the scoreboard with Guthrie' 27-yard field goal in the third period. The Semlnoles took the second half kickoff back 77 yards In 11 plays. The Semlnoles needed only one play to tally their final touchdown. FSU Outpasses Bulldogs, 27-14 By BOB BALFE Sports Editor JACKSONVILLE (AFN) Georgia twisted Florida's onetime dream game Into a horrible nightmare In a partially submerged Gator Bowl here Satur-dav. The 51-0 humiliation of the Gators should have been called the Agua Bowl, being played In a driving rainstorm which left the field partially flooded, and sent many of the 70,012 customers swimming through the exits by halftlme, when the Bulldogs were already 35-0 ahead. In pre-season calculations, this could have been the game (or the Gators to apply a near-clincher to their Southeastern conference title. Instead It turned Into their third loss for a 4-3-1 record while Georgia took a big stride towards high poll ranking, remained a strong contender for the SEC crown, and gained support (or a bowl bid, Including the Orange Bowl. The Georgians are now 6-0-2. It was a day unfit for man or beast, and that certainly Included Gators, they were never in the game, never got closer than Georgia's 26-yard line, managed only 211 yards to Georgia's 481. Never before In Vlnce Doole-y's five-year command at Georgia hadtheBulldogs played In the rain, but they proved excellent mudders. Soph quarterback Mike Cavan and a host of receivers played as If they had practiced with a wet ball for weeks. They scored five times rushing, twice by passing and added a field goal to make It a record the Gator would rather forget. The 51-0 score was the biggest margin In this series since Frank Sinkwich and Charlie Trippl led a 75-0 massacre In 1942. It also was the most points by far ever scored against a Ray Graves' Florida team and ended a string of 52 games without a shutout. The rain front which also moved In from Georgia had reached such proportions by kickoff time that the lights were turned on and it was difficult to see the field through the rain and haze off the nearby St. John River. It was like watching a night game under poor lighting. The record crowd under a sea of golf umbrellas, the only colorful sight In a drab setting. For the' Gator fans the problem was worse. They could still see the game, even though deemly. Super star Larry Smith played only briefly In the second half, when It was alreaTjy a lost cause, and there was nothing to indicate the Gators had accomplished anything by their mid-season realignment of assistant coaching assignments. Georgia did it right. Cavan hit his first six throws, finished with 10 of 12 for 160 yards while Steve Karnsworth led the rushers, 73 yards In 17 carries, and the defense sparked hy tackle Bill SbuiflU held the supposedly strong ground game of the Gators to a net of 91 yards, while pauses brought 118. Gator fans were leaving the disaster by Intermission, prefer- December there will be four big tourneys at as many different clubs, Including three of national scope. Not all the golf will be played on the courses. The annual PGA convention swings into action this week fraught with problems,, but unlike the last three or four sessions here, when fireworks were predicted. This time the fireworks have already exploded, and the PGA faces new problems growing out of the rivalry with the rebellious tour players of the new APG. You can play around with those initials and come up with "gap" and in one word that summarizes the convention problems this week. The PGA has about 6,000 members, only 180 to 200 of whom are even remote possibilities for the tour by 'he APG. The question before the house is what fie 3,800 club pros will do about their dissident brethren. It is already obvious how they feel, many having taken action to blacklist golf equipment bearing names of the rebels. Needless to say, golf equipment manufacturers are getting the message. But in convention the club pros may or may not do anything about the situation. They could go as far as inviting the rebels to get out. They conceivably could go in the other direction and criticize their own leaders. Problems For New Group Chances are most of the discussions will center on how the PGA can rebuild its own tour, creating stars of tomorrow to replace stars of today. It would take a few years to do the rebuilding job, although a factor that hasn't received much attention Is that the APG could have Its own Internal problems by that time. After all, the argumentative dissenters who caused the breakaway still know how to argue, and they just may have trouble living among themselves. In addition there will he problems facing the majority of players who don't "make It" on the new tour, so the big happy family image won't hold true any more than it did when they decided to divorce the PGA. This week's convention won't be entirely like a bullfight. There will be saner moments and happier affairs such as Tuesday night at the president's dinner when (.'hick Harbert will be enrolled In golf's Hall of Fame. Harbert has been through the rattle lines of pro golf before. He served on the tournament committee, and was twice chairman, at a time 20 years ago when there was a similar revolt. He never shared the group philosophy because he thought, and still thinks, that the players should play and let someone else run the business of tournament golf. Fortunately, not all of our season figures to be as controversial as this week's gathering. The big season In the offing will make it really Fun'n'Sun. So y 'all come on down, and leave the snowshoes at home. By KLU'F KRAUS JACKSON, Miss. (AFN) Florida State outwlnged Mississippi State for a 27-14 victory Saturday with assistance from Grant Guthrie's trusty toe. All the touchdowns In the game were scored on passes. Bill Cappleman threw strikes to Jim Tyson, Tom Bailey and Bill Cox for Florida State. The Bulldogs scored on Tommy Pharr passes to Bobby Gossett and Sammy Milner. However, Serp'noles, who have a 5-2 record, padded their margin with field goals of 36, and 27 yards by Guthrie. Mississippi State, 0-7-1 for the season, picked up two points on a safety when tackle Hugh Adams dropped Cappleman In the end zone with 40 seconds of the game left to play. Although he did not figure In the scoring, FSU flanker Ron Sellers caught eight passes for 149 yards but by far the best Individual performance of the day. Those eight catches moved him Into a second place tie on the all-time list with Phil Odle who played at Brlgham Voung. Each has 149. Sellers career yardage now amounts to 3,065. He needs 280 more to pass all time leader Howard Twilley, who played at Tulsa. Kansas Preps Finish Game 25 Miles Away ESKRIDGE, Kan. (AP) Two Kansas High School football teams Eskrldge and Alta Vista played a football game on two fields 25 miles apart Friday night. The first half was played In Eskrldge. Because half the field was under water from recent rains, only 50 yards was used. At the close of the half with Eskrldge ahead, an Eskrldge kick

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