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Evening Journal, Wilmington, Del. Friday, Dec. 27, 1983 23 lEob Burton to Sign With Canadian Pros By IZZY KATZMAN Bob Burton will sign to play for the Hamilton Tigercats of the Canadian Pro Football League for the 1964 season. 'The former Newark High athlete, who recently completed his. third varsity season at Maryland, made the announcement today. The 6-foot-l, 202-pound fullback said he agreed to sign with the Tigercats after meet-; ing with Ralph Sazio, the Hamilton coach, in Philadelphia last! night. The signing will take: place at the Hotel Du Pont on1 Saturday, Jan. 4. ! I THE OFFER developed after Burton excelled in last Saturday's North-South college all-star game at Miami. Long rec ognized for his blocking and de fensive ability, Bob added to his stature by catching all eight passes thrown him bv Miami's George Mira in helping the soutn gain a 2314 victory. Carl Voyles, former coach at William and Mary and of Brooklyn of the old Ail-American Conference, recommended that Burton be signed after watching the game. Vovles was Sazio's coach at William and Mary. At Hamilton. Burton will be joining the Canadian League champions, the Tigercats having won the Grey Cup this season. Their quarterback is Bernie Faloney, another one time Maryland standout. the American League, also expressed interest in signing Burton after the game. , The St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, Burton said, contacted the fullback earlier this season. "There was only a slight dif ference in the contracts between Hamilton and Buffalo," said Burton. "But there were other things Hamilton had to offer. "They don't start practice until 6 p.m. This would allow me to continue my schooling in sculpturing. Since I transferred from physical education to majoring in art, I need more courses to get my degree, l plan to enroll at one of three colleges in that area at Hamilton or Toronto or Buffalo." DICK GALLAGHER, general BURTON remarked that all- manager of the Buffalo Bills ofStar football games are playing ja decisive part in his life. His magnificent play in the 1959 Delaware All-Star High School Game he was selected as the outstanding player earned him the scholarship to Mary land. Until then, he had no offers to attend college. Now, if not for his performance at Miami, Bob doubts that he would be getting the chance to play professional football. As for the North-South, Burton was high in praise of Mira. "I think he's a great one," said Bob of the quarterback who recently signed with the San Francisco 49ers. "What impressed me was the way he can run out of the pocket and still spot receivers so quickly. He throws a hard ball, which I like. Dick Shiner (Maryland quarterback who also played with the South) is another good one, too." ' I BURTON also was impressed with Jack Concannon of Boston College, who quarterbacked the North. Concannon has been signed by the Philadelphia Eagles. "Concannon's a good all-around offensive player," said Bob. "I don't think he's quite as good a passer as Mira, but he's' an excellent runner." George Bork, who set a flock of American records at Northern Illinois, and was the North's other quarterback, was described as "a good, accurate passer." However, Bork's "light ball" didn't impress Burton. "On one pass, it seemed Matt Snell, the big Ohio State fullback, 'vas waiting for the ball to reach him. This gave Darrell Cox, a little halfback from Kentucky, a lot of time to come up and tackle Snell." BORK since has been signed by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian League. Burton lauded Clem Dellen-ger of Tulane, who displayed great pass-receiving ability and was virtually unknown before the game. Dellenger was not drafted by any pro club. Although Burton has ended his college career, Maryland's football team will not be without Delawareans next season. Bert Bilancioni, All-State end from Salesianum, moves up from the freshman team. Taze Proffitt, former William Penn quarterback who was chosen the outstanding player in the 1960 Delaware All-Star High School Game, is a transfer from East Carolina who wasn't eligible this year. "BILANCIONI is a good end," said Bob. "He started half of the freshmen games. Shiner worked a great deal with Proffitt and told me he thinks Proffitt has a good chance of playing a lot next season." This week also marked another big decision by Burton. Bob disclosed that he and Jini Delappe of Bethesda, Md., a former Maryland student, became engaged last Tuesday; She now is an airline stewardess stationed in New York City. Bob Burton is having quits a holiday season. W illlllliilHW"1" iTMW'' , III I : mmM"mWm:t ' : ' I . .'.- gSjL J5TCu M A tH Buildup for a Bluff Alt Wlrephoto Alex Webster (left foreground) bluffs receiving ball, still alion for Sunday's NFL title game with the Bears in Chicago. In held by Y. A. Tittle as quarterback looks for another receiver as left background are Sam Huff ('storking cap) Phil King (bare-rVew York Giants' drilled at Yankee Stadium yesterday in prepara- headed) and Roosevelt Brown (peaked rap). Villanova's Upset of Dayton Highlight of Court Tourneys By Associated Press Villanova's eager, active Wildcats turned a fifth foul and a string of seven into the biggest upset of the day as the nation's collegiate holiday basketball schedule whipped into full stride yesterday. Eight major tourneys opened yesterday and generally followed form in their first round action. Thirteen more are scheduled to start today and SP0RT5MANS A WHELPING BOX FOR PUPPIES ., ENTBV- ,Z Z7 I I END VIEW ' W i END VIEW tax. Before pups are born, prepare A WHELPING BED IN A high-sided box, preferably of wood, but a corrugated paper box with a woodfn base will do. it should be large enough for moth er pog to wove around in and have a centering-slope so pups huddle there in mutual warmth, and safe from being rolled on by the dog. it should be raised up, off cold floors and open at one end for dog to enter. Torn strips of newspaper make sood bedding, easily replaced when soiled. W. Michigan Fires Coach KALAMAZOO, Mich. Wi Merle Schlosser has been fired as football coach at Western Michigan and will be assigned other duties in the physical education department, James W. Miller, the university's! president, announced today. j Schlosses had held the job' seven years. This season's ! team was 2-7 and his over-all i record was 28-33-3. I still another be;ins tomorrow. Villanova turned its surprise on previously unbeaten Dayton in the first round of the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival, coming from behind for a 77-73 triumph over the highly-considered Flyers. The Wildcats rallied from a 66-60 deficit when Dayton's 6-foot-11 Henry Finkel collected his fifth foul with 6:54 to go. Moments later they reeled off a string of seven straight points for a 71-70 lead and weren't headed again. Finkel, limited j to eight points in the first half, finished with 31. VILLANOVA, now 71, thus joined unbeaten Utah, Minnesota and St. Joseph's, Pa., in tomorrow's semifinals of the Garden affair. Today is an off day. Utah pulled away from St. John's. N.Y., 73-66, Minnesota beat Cornell, 89-77, and St. Joseph's outlasted Providence, 60-53. The other major events generally followed form, though New York University, ranked , 10th in the nation, lost its third ; in four starts. It can't be called an upset, however, because the Violets wilted before might Michigan, unbeaten andankeci third in the nation, S3-74, in (he first round of the Los An geles Classic. THE OTHER ranked teams in action, No. 4 UCLA and No. 9 Oregon State, had a much easier time of it. The Bruins, defending champions in the Los Angeles affair, bombed Yale, 95-65, while Oregon State, which has won seven straight Far West Classics, took a step toward another one with an 87-57 romp over Louisiana State at Portland, Ore. NYU, down by nine going into the closing minutes against Michigan, twice battled back to within two points before a three-point play by Bill Bun-tin put it out of reach. The Violets' Happy Hairston had 35 points and Cazzie Russell 28 for Michigan.' UCLA HAD NO trouble in handling Yale for its seventh victory and joined Illinois and Pittsburgh in today's semi-finals at Los Angeles. Illinois had to work hard for a 92-86 edge over West Virginia and Pittsburgh outran Southern California, 82-72. S e v e n -f oot Mel Counts pushed in 48 points in Oregon State's rout of LSU in the Far I West. Colorado State also gained the semifinals with a j 61-56 decision over Iowa. The first round will be completed tonight with Brigham Young vs. Seattle and Oregon vs. Washington State. Tourney favorite Kansas State got a 30-point performance from Willie Murrell and eased to a 100-78 triumph over Nebraska in the Big Eight at Kansas City. Missouri outlasted Oklahoma, 95-88, in ' the other first rounder, which will be completed with Colorado vs. Kansas and Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State tonight. THE FOUR seeded teams, topped by No. 1 Wichita, made their way into the semis in the 27th All-College at Oklahoma City. Wichita bombed Montana State, 85-69. Wyoming edged Houston, 75-72, in overtime. Texas A&M beat Washington, 61-53, and Oklahoma City blasted Idaho State, 104-66. In the first round of the WCAC at San Francisco, Santa Clara topped Pepperdine, 82-69, St. Mary's edged Pacific, 68-62, San Jose State topped i Los Angeles Loyola, 68-63, and the University of California at Santa Barbara beat San Fran- j Cisco, 68-57. I Florida romped over Manhattan 100-75 and Air Force hustled to a 78-53 decision over Florida State in the Gator Bowl first round, and unbeaten De Paul whipped Canisius, 102-79, and Xavier of Ohio edged Mi j ami of Ohio, 69-68, in the Queen City at Buffalo, N.Y. Blue Bombers Shelve Flynii Ray Flynn, 6 foot backcourt man for the Wilmington Blue Bombers, of the Eastern Pro., Basketball League, has been placed on the reserve list. President -General Manager Bill Kauffman announced this after Flynn's failure to report for two games last weekend.! Chuck Riley, activated last week, will take his place. Kauffman said Flynn got a weekend pass from Aberdeen1 Proving Grounds but went1 home to Boston instead of re porting to the Blue Bombers. Wilmington will host Allen' town Sunday. Mf Mfc . - By Associated Press Tournaments First Round K'A( Hnlidar Festival Villinova 77, Dayton 73. 1'tah 73. St. John'i, N.Y. M. Minnnnta m. Cornrll 77. St. Joseph'! (Pa. I fid. Providence Los Anrelea Classic VCl.A Vale 1. Illinois fr. W. Virrtnla M. ' Mlrhitan 3, New York I'niT. 74. Pitt. 82, 8. California 72. WCAC Santa Clara K, Pepnerdlne AD. St. Mary's 8, Pacific (Calif.) i. San Jose St. All. L. A. Loyola 83. Calif., Santa Barbara 88, g. F. All-Collere Wyomlnr 7.1, Houston 73. Teias A&M 81, Washlnirton S3. Oklahoma City 184, Idaho State Wichita 8.1. Montana State 8. Top of the Nation Okla. Baptist 88, Ft. Lewis AA-M William Jewell n. Chadron -'. Aloe. St. Joseph's 84. S. W., Okla., Adams St. l. Rnrky Mt., Mont. Bis- Eirht Kansas State ion. Nebraska 78. Missouri 9.1. Oklahoma 88. Gator Bowl Air Force 78. Florida State M. Florida inn. Manhattan 7.V New York AC Christmas Stnnehill Col. t. Belmont Abber MAC 83, Vermont 63. 68. 83. 1 59. Queen (itr Xavier (Ohio! fid. Miami (Ohio) 68, DrPaul lir, Canisius 79. Quinry Western Illinois 83. Austin Peay 78. Rorkhurst 8. Bellarmine ti. Pan American HI, Cent. Ohio St. 80. Quinry 84. Mlnnesnta-Duluth 89. McPherson Holiday Col. of Emporia 97. N. H. Okla. 90. Kansas Weslryan (id. Phillips 87. Bethel 88, McPherson S7. Tabor 73, Sterling 81. Norfolk Naval Hampden-Sydney 9'i, Norfolk NAS 73. Atl. Submarine 82, Atl. Amphibious AO. Frederick (Va.) 111. Old Dominion 83. Hastinra Invitational Fmporia St. 79, Southern. 8.D. St. 61. Mankato State 87, Omaha 71. Hastinvs 77, Morninaside 67. Illinois Normal 78. Bethany 68. Far West Colorado St. I 81, Iowa M. Oreton St. 67. Louisiana St. 57. Red River Parsons 83. Hamline 76. St. Cloud 87. Concordia. Minn. 67. St. John s Minn. 73. N O. St. 71. Mnorhead State 8.1, Mayvllle 67. Huron Plainsman General Beadle 98, Sioux Falls 74. Northern State. 8 1). 7.1, Huron 73. Oth or Games Puaet Sound (Wash.) 99. Port. St. 69. California 73. Hawaii Mariner 61. V of Puiet Sound 99, Portland St. 69. $4 Million Sought for Park Rights PHILADELPHIA Of) The Pennsylvania Railroad said yesterday it hopes to obtain $4 million from the Federal Urban Renewal Administration for air rights over tracks near the 30th street station. It will be the first step toward a new stadium. The proposed $25 million stadium over the tracks would ' seat finnno. Under the financing plan outlined yesterday the $4 million from the urban renewal administration would purchase the air rights which would be turned over to a city-organized stadium authority. The city would issue $12 million worth ;of bonds and the railroad and it's partners, McCloskey & Co., 1 a builder; and the Madison ! Square Garden Corp. would put ; up the rest. Bears Gay As Drills Resume CHICAGO OH To the casual observer, the Chicago Bears might have been doing a routine drill for Sunday's National Football League title contest with the New York Giants at Wrigley Field. But if the air yesterday resounded with laughter and frolic it was deceiving. THE BEARS had returned to the field after a Christmas Day layoff and were hard at work, running through offensive and defensive drills, punting, passing and going through calisthenics. Watched over by a half dozen assistant coaches, the players drilled with as much speed as they could muster because the air was cold and the ground frozen. While their mood generally was genial, assistant coach Sid Luckman predicted the players will undergo a mental change, probably starting today, and by tomorrow "they'll be all business and Sunday there won't be a thing on their minds but the Giants." THE ENTIRE squad is in ex cellent physical shape and, bar ring any injuries in the last two practice sessions, should enter the game in top condition. Coach George Halas, leaving the players to his assistants, personally inspected the condition of the field with all the tenacity of a geologist crawling through an age-old glacial de posit. A huge tarpaulin covered part of the Wrigley Field playing area and at the south end of the field motor driven blowers poured hot air under the billowing canvas in an attempt to keep the ground thawed. Halas is aware that a crust on the hard ground might give the Giants and their velocity offense an edge. NONE OF Halas' coaching staff nor the players will give an estimate of what Sunday's final score will be. The Bears will win, there is no doubt, they say but by what score? Linebacker Bill George, a 12-year man with the Bears, claims to be the "worst picker in the world" and cited two important games of the past as examples of his negative ability. "In 1956, I didn't see how we could lose to the Giants and New York won 47-7. Last year, the one game I was most afraid of was against the Baltimore Colts and we won, 57-0." i' "si 1 ' "-BiS8v 'ew .(If dMM'f pWV""''- lawJ1wH . vj-; ja- s. M L 1V.: ,vww4k---w tottmtt ' .LLUI.UUI.HY mil " M . Boh Burton fee Hockey By Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE Yesterday's Result No ame scheduled. Tonirht's Games Chicago at New York. Detroit at Montreal. Boston at Toronto. AMERICAN LEAGUE Testerday'i Results No tames scheduled. Tonlrht'a Gimei Buffalo at Baltimore. Hershey at Cleveland. Tomorrow'! Game! Quebeo at Cleveland. Buffalo at Hershey. Baltimore at Pittsburgh. Rochester at Springfield. CENTRAL LEAGUE Testerday'l Result Cincinnati 7, Omaha 6. Tonight'! Game! Cincinnati at St. Paul. St. Louis at Minneapolis. Tomorrow'! Game! St. Paul at Omaha. St. Louis at Cincinnati. WESTERN LEAGUE Vesterday'a Result Seattle 5. Vancouver 3. Tonight's Games San Francisco at Vancouver. Los Angeles at Denver. Tomorrow'! Game! Portland at Seattle. Los Angeles at Denver. EASTERN LEAGUE Yesterday'! Result Greensboro 7. Philadelphia 1. Tonight'! Game! Johnstown at Clinton. New Haven at Long Island. Nashville at Oreensboro. Philadelphia at Charlotte. Johnstown at Clinton. Nashville at Charlotte. Philadelphia at Knoxvllle. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Yesterday's Result! Chatham 2, Toledo 1. Port Huron 7. Windsor 3. Tonight's Gam Ft. Wayne at Muskegon. Tomorrow'! Game! Port Huron at Toledo. Muskegon at Pt. Wayne. Chatham at Des Moines. Eastern Pro Loop Referees to Meet WI'LKES-BARRE, Pa. Referees of the Eastern Pro Bas ketball League will meet Sun day at 2:30 p.m. at Camden, N.J. Convention Hall, President The weather is uppermost inHari'y Rud'oph. announced. the minds of players and The league will hold its mid-coaches. Cold it will be, theyjyear meeting on Monday, Jan. concede, but will it snow or j 13, at 7 p.m. at the Americus maybe sleet during the game?lHolel in Allentown, Pa. No Lights May Give NFL Fits NEW YORK GttAs Yogi Berra ' would say, it gets late early this time of year at Wrig ley Field in Chicago. With no lights to turn on in case of early darkness on a cloudy day, a long overtime game Sunday could result in a nightmare for the National Football League. Pete Rozelle, the NFL commissioner, did his very best when he set the starting time for noon CST. Although this will bring the game into California in mid-morning on radio and television it was the best that could be done. Unless there is a blizzard Sunday when the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears meet for the NFL title and heavy black clouds come rolling off Lake Michigan, they should be able to get the game in before dark. There is enough leeway with the early start to take care of almost any emergency, including overtime. In 1958 when the Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants in the only sudden death game in NFL title history, they had to play only eight minutes and 15 seconds to get a decision on Alan Ameche's TD. It was dark when they finished under the lights but that game started at 2 p.m., EST, an hour later than Sunday's is scheduled to get under way. Four Games Tomorrow Prelude to Big Bowls Mayor James H. J. Tate described the railroad's proposal as the "best attainable." Yesterday's Raving By Associated Press ARCADIA. Calif Cyrano, tin. 20. won the 122 651) Palos Verdes Handicap In the track record time of 1:08 3-5 lor six lurlongs as Santa Anita began Its winter racing season. j MIAMI. Fla Romancero 2nd. won the feature race at Tropical Park In a photo finish. j NEW ORLEANS T. Bird, f 8 20. led! all the way and won the Count Fleet I Allowance at the Pair Grounds. I By Associated Press Just as quarterbacks dominated much of the play during the regular season, they'll be at it again tomorrow as the college football bowl business continues on a fulltime basis. The four games on the schedule, though, are only a prelude to New Year's Day when the bowl season reaches its peak with the Cotton, Rose, Orange and Sugar contests. Leading the parade tomorrow will be North Carolina and Air Force in the Ga'or Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla. The other contests pit the East and the West in San Francisco, the Blue and the Gray in Montgomery and Coast Guard and Western Kentucky in the Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla. AMONG THE name quarterbacks on the various rosters are Terry Isaacson of Air Force, Don Trull of the West squad and Larry Rake-straw, playing for the Gray. Isaacson, a colorful, clutch signal-caller, sparked the Falcons to a 7-3 record, including three games won in the closing minutes. North Carolina, however, is a slight favorite to halt Isaacson and win the nationally televised (CBS) contest. Such a task is nothing new to the Tar Heels. The co-champions of the Atlantic Coast Conference stymied Miami's George Mira, Maryland's Dick Shiner and Rake-straw during the regular season. NORTH CAROLINA, which won eight of 10 games, will rely heavily on Quarterback Junior Edge, and Bob Lacey and Halfback Ken Willard. All won various conference offensive titles. Starting television time of the game is 1:30 p.m. Trull, the Baylor star headed for the American Football League, will try and pass the West to its 19th victory in the 39th Shrine game. The East has won 16 times while four contests ended in ties. THE EAST will throw some giant linemen against Trull, including 255-pound All-America Tackle Carl Eller of Minnesota. Wisconsin's 245-pound Roger Pillath and Ernie Boghetti, 242, of Pittsburgh. Offensively, the East has quarterbacks Pete Liske of Penn State and Ron DiGravio of Purdue for the nationally televised (NBC) clash. The game gets underway at 4:45 p.m. In the 25th Blue-Gray bat-tie, Rakestraw, Georgia's prolific passer, will have his favorite target, End Mickey Babb, on hand. The Blue team, basing its offense on a ground attack, will seek its fifth triumph in the last six years and its 11th over-all. The Gray has won 14. t

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