Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 16, 1976 · Page 15
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Dennjs , K;!!i:li3i:;:ill!liri!lli:i!V|:j|;ii:' :n: ;ni. EIBI in: ii, :i iPain : Becomes \ "for 'Hogs 7 Char "I rigu're Til be the Six Mil* re lion Dollar Raviorback by the 1 iimo I gcT out ol liere. 1 ' "m · Arkansas defensive lackle ^ Charlie · Brown follows tlie I observation, with a holloa 1 , iinimpasskmcd chuckle. He la iti great pain. a For one thing, he is to agoni/ing over the fact thai re he won't, be playing in Salur- b day's Hod-White gamo at c Roorback Stadium. That will p not bis a tiew thing lo Charlie n Brown " -- he has Ije6n driv/m 2 from the practice fields the i - past three springs by inca- n nacilatirifi injuries. 11 This time he almost made ·rtays of participating in his nr f i r s L - Red-While contest. But s in last Saturday's scriminnAP, b 1 he was,, ^ blocked by Steve c Hcim on a dive nlay, and his 1 ··right knee - buckled viciously a under h i m , He came un t limping. s Wednesday ntynt he under- T t k went his fourth foolball- r · related ojvsration in the past eight years: I ' - . B I G , QUICK b : Brown 'came to Arkansas in ( the f a l l ' of ' 1973, seemingly n ' destined to become a valuable a ' Hog lineman. He was big and a : agile and "tjuick. Very, very \ .quick. In high school at. South Houston, h e ran -the 120-yard \ hu rd les in a con Fcren.ce- t record time of IAA seconds. i ' That is-- plenty fast for a 1 6 1 4", 237-pound down lineman. It is no , wonder that the i ·Arkansas : Press Guide labeled p Brown as . h a v i n g "Quality Potential.-" · u · But tt(e: promising youngs- «, I CM- even made it through · his freshman year i before 'bedeviling injuries h sidelined -him. And surgeons a began the -..opcrosc^ task o[ s r e s h a p i n g a n d repairing f o Brown's .injury-wracked body. \ But' the : blond youngster t · wasn't as. lucky as ABC's Steve Austin. . , c , "They- never gave me any c bionic parts," he laments, . i onlv hatr-faceliovisly. "I wish s they had -- the leg I injured r last Saturday was the same , · one they^ operated on seven i months -ago. The surgeons { had left .the cartilage in, and f it neverj;got strong again. ·Heim blocked me last week, K ami the loose cartilage slipped- "into the kti^c joint. | And my. leg just wouldn't hold . me when' T- got up." As he rehearses his history ( of injuries, one is reminded of a king; complicated episode of "Medical .Center." - ' POPPED TENDON · In an eighth-grade football i ganicV Brawn popped a tendon in bis right' ring linger. Today a- white. scar lining that digit ^evidences -,'Mhe subsequent 'operation that repaired the wound, .and when he practices on the piano, li* has difficulty bending the finger. in 1 high, sctiooJ he partially separated his left shoulder. At .Christmas of his freshman year ,,al ' Arkansas, doctors s u r g i c a l l y corrected t h e Impairment. : _ Brown fwas ready by the ilnno spring practice b/}gun In 1974: .UILL^LWO weens iiuo the .drills; h e . cut his right foot while getting baptized at Lake Fayattevilie' by a Christian group caled-Clii Alpha. Eight stitches \verc required to spw up (he bloody gash. .Paul Harv e y found the i n c i d e n t amusing enough to air it , C ha rl ie 's ;. pi an s for a good -spring .football performance were irretrievably i washed away. '.'· l · As a sbpfiomone, he played a lot-as'a reserve tackle in the opening tfrtmes of the and ' bis,, fellow defensive tackle Mark Lewis collided, and Brown's knee lijjamjbnls w e r e i deleter [ou sly rearranged".' ' : "I thought the knee would 'heal. It didn't- So last August I had an -operation. I was In , a cast -for eight weeks. They · redhlrtocf ; hie. And of course I missed" "Uie Cotton Bowl and -the whole "show." he recalls. ."."I 'had 'worked hard lo Jackson iniiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiDiiiinniDiiiiinaiiiiDiiii! Nay Of Life lie Brown habilitate the knee before tl returned to practice last G orilh," he continues. "Foot- [· ill involves a Jot ol naiii, j can assure you." ^ KVIDEKCG 1, He doesn't have to assure lyoie. All he hus Lo do is ,\ Lift his right pants leg lo c veal (tie surgical scars that 7 ;ar mute but irrefutable evi- -·nee llial he has knoown iin. Inside Hit- knee, a (hick, , igged red .scar boldly zig- h gs Us way 13 inches- down c s eg. A n d a companion tic-inch Hash snakes down c outside of the kucc. r ' I worked through the \ inter on In/; Nautilus Weight ac lines to gel myself In . lape for spring drills. 11 had r een a long vacation -- too ( n:. 1 bad gotten soft. When \ irst got hit, I felt surprised nd weak. 1 had to get used j contact again. It ivas like anting over -- I had lo work ) re-train my muscles to cact properly." " A n i l l had to readjust lo 10 pain -- · the bumps, * ruises, and aches lhat come aily. I had headaches at ifiht .after blocking drills, nd every morning my limbs chcd from the previous day's orkout," he says, adding, and of course mv knee orrieri me. I fdl somelhncs lat scar tissue was tearing isirtc." Why withstand all that ain? Why docs Brown so csolutcly pursue his hones to lay college football'; "Well, when I was growing p, ,1 played football for the ami; reason other guys did Tor popularity," he cs lands. "But my priorities ava shifted. Football became way for mo lo got a college c lolar.ship. r have four rolhcrs, and my family : omd ve been pressed to sent njE through school." ' ' PC er re ccrl ain ly oesn t keep me out there -- vcrybody knows I have the acj knee, and nobody won id ay anything if I quit. But ride kepps me going, I do qt want to he a quitter 1 vant to finish what I came or Ihe Razorbacks, and 1 slii! nlend to give it my hcs hot, he remarks. "What's nore, football has been good o me. ] haven't gone hungry, vp had a place lo livo in he dorm, and I've had D good c ucntion." IN T MUSIC The 'good education lhat 3rownjs getting Is in music -- he is specializing in voice n the Uarkctte.s choral Sroup, he frequently solos as i baritone, and he and Arkansas running back Mark Bane, a tenor, often perform ducts n Texas and Arkansas :hurches, Charlie's girlfriend Karen (lichens is currently doing lost-graduate work in vocal s I ifd i e s at Southwestern Baptist Theologicial ' Semi- la ry. "I may decide lo follow tnrcn's path," Brown states. "I'm not sure wlijsrc my career will lake me -- maybe lo seminary, maybe to some, sort of Christian music ministry. Maybe even opera -- or pro football, if my leg heals." If his leg heals. Yeah, that's Ihe morg immediate problem. Earlier this week. Char ie satd, "The doctor that examined me last week popped place and told me to work on the Nautilus equipment for about s\x weeks. If the carli- age .doesn't lighten up by them, I'll have to have another operation. "H they do cut, then I may -- 1 want (o go through life with a least ono- and -n -half good logs left, It lliey don't operate, (hen I'll keep working . to rehabilitate the knee. I really do want to play football at Arkansas." If the knee were to heal again, if he could get his old cat-quick moves back. Char ie Brown could yet become a very valuable Hog -- even without bionic parts. Bulldog Track Team Wins Siloam Relays SILOAM ".SPRINGS - The Fa«? tlevllle 'B' track loom look part in Ihe Siloam Springs liclavs Thursday and carne away wi(li.'.59li points and a first place finish. 1 The DulldoB team, composed mostly of ' sophomores, tallied only two first place finishes in ', the events, bnt placed con; sistcnlly among Uie top three in all events. "We vrtre real pleased wilh tlie team's performance," said . F a v e t I ' c v i l l c coach Whit Fowlkes. "We just put Ihe [cam together yesterday (Thursday) i and didn't .have any idea how i we would "score." Siloam Springs took second in the ciglil-school meet w i t h a ·- total of 50 poinls ami Gentry was Ihird with 29. i . Curtis Mahone finished lirsl ' in Ihe long jump with a 10-9 leap and Todd Darlcr look first ; in the ISO low. hurdles. Daran 1 Johnson also pac/d in the ISO · low hurdles,- comm in fourth. Other . Bulldog winners in · eluded Wcnrile Harris' seconc place finish in Ihe shot put and : Hobby Fills' second in the 100 yard dash. Eddie SuRg was second in the pole vault and leammalc Chris Ammons was Ihird. Joe Black veil look third in lh£ 220 dash In the 880 run. Jimmy Stcwai inisheri third. Brian McGreev was fourth and Mike Curtsingc was fifth. · In the 2-mtlo run, Brian Mar .ook second place, Billy Ouran was fourth and Eric Teas fifth Fayellcville's 440 relay teanr made up of Todd Darter, Curt Mnhone, Boby fills and Dara Johnson, took second with a 47 time. Another Bulldog relay tcarr consisting of Mike Curls ngo Jimmy Stewart, placed third the mile relay and sccoixl the 2-mile relay. Head Coach Named BOULDER, Colorado -- B Blair, head basketball coach Virginia Military Institute, w named head coach at Ihe Ur vcrsily of Colorado. Rix Yard Resigns NF:W" ORLEANS -- Dr. R N, Yard resigned as athletic ( rector at Tiilane University. Arnold Palmer Still Swinging In Tallahassee TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A P ) - Tlie story after 18 holes of c $60,000 Tallahassee Open olf Tournament isn't liial Hob astwood leads with a s x-un- ui'-par CG or that Lon Hinkle id Lyn Lott are but a shot bc- nil. The story is L h a t 46-ycfir-old mold Palmer remained in onlcnlton with a otie-untlcr-par i. It doesn't matter that Palmer as Ion;,' passed Ihe stage svhen c ruled the Professional Golf- rs' Association tour. Despite no victories in three ears, Palmer's magnetism re- nains. It especially prevails on 'here the field has always een made up of the previous ·car's iiQn-wirmcrs, who don' ualify for the Tournament of :i;unpions held the same veck. 'a mer, who has a winter tome in Orlando, Fla., lelc- ihoncri live minutes before las Sunday's entry deadline to ful- ill a promise he once made lo ocal · officials lo play here omcday. \\hen he shot a coursc-reeort 3 in \Vedn ay's meaningless iro-am event, tournament boss tlod Brim called it "absolutely he most exciting day in the listory of the Talla kassce Dpen." Brim overlooked the final day lE 1971, when Lee Trevino wor More Palmer, he was easil he biggcsl celebrity to show up. Even if i t wasn 1 1 for the ^225,000 Tournament of Champions, Ihe Tallahassee event would have little chance of drawing a Palmer or J.ic ^icklous. The" purse was raise rt this year by 320,000 but still stands at only $80,000 -- patlry by PGA standards. Instead, the open has hoste( a sprinkling of good money-win- icrs and a lot of players trying to solve various ailments their game. Leader -Eastwood, who has never ctcarcd $19,000 in seven years on Ihe lour, is recuperating from a shoulder problem. Hinkle Is coming back from a n no- week layoff caused by a broken finger, and Loll, 93rd on the money list, admits "I've not stayed ·together-" for four consecutive rounds. Among seven players al 68 are veterans Bob Lunn ad Pau Moran, both attempting comebacks. Lunn has earned more than $400,000 in ten years, but quit a couple of years ago he- cause "1 was really kind of em- mrrassed, the way 1 was play- Moran is^trylng to make a .our after Lcndonitis forced him Lo a year as a club pro n Noonan, Ga. That's down the road from Shenandoah. Bobby Wadkins, also at 68 says. "I'm playing so bad. Pir trying to play myself back in shape." Standings Thursday after 18 holes of the 72-hole $80,000 Ta la lasscc Open being played on Killearn GolE and Country Club Course: Bob Eastwood 33-33--66 lion Hinkle " 3532--67 Lyn Lott 3^.33--^7 BOJ Wynn ' - 35-33-- 68 Bobby Wadkins 33-3^--68 Paul Moran 33-3rn-68 Hoi) Lunn 34-34--68 Bruce Lietzke 32-3G-- 68 Bub Charles 31-37--68 Bob Eriekson 32-3-Nate Slarkes 34-35--60 Join Mnliaffcy 3633--69 Prccl M a r t i 3534--69 Marty KJeckmar 33-36-6 Ed Snced 33-36--6 It. II. Sikos 3534--6 Victor Regalado 33-36--6 Tom Storey 36-33-- G David. Ncwquist 33-37--7 Boh Stanton 3535--7 Hob iMcnne 36-34 -- 7' Plorentina Molin? 34-36--7 Lee Elder 34-36--7 Dan Elliott 34-36--7 Andy lieiin 34.36--7 Bill Rogers 35-35--7 George Johnson 34-36-7 Tom Evans 3535 -- 7 Juan Rodriguez 35-35--7 Forrest Fezler 3535--7 Altcn Miller 34-30-- 7 BoS Risch 35-35--7 Wally Armstrong 36-34--7 Hugh Baiocchi " ' 3G-34-- 7 Bobby Watzcl 35-35--7 Grimsley Cleared i Of Assault Charge r BOSTON (AP) _ A Mimic pal Court judge has ruled Iher ( was no probable cause for a complaint of assault by mcai ol a baseball against DaUimnr · Orioles' pilchcr Ross Grlmslc · Judge Roherl Schriber ru c " Thursday thai (he proseculio did not show Grlmslcv i lonlionally hit a spectator wi J- a baseball. r : David Manning. 17. s-js nine ° an eye Injury and was hosp " talized afler a ball thrown 1 " GrimBley hit him al Fcnwa Park last Sept 16. Manning's (alher brought tl complaint, contending Grims deliberately hurled the ball in the stands during a warmup p 11 riod because fans were hcc H [ ling h i m . Grimslcy contend he threw a wild pitch wh 5 warming up in the bullpen. ·'.'JiMltVJf.liTiTgl Call: '"··· -"» DON I,. McGUIRE JjL, ... 617 N. ColleKc ,**·*, l^l^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^l Milwauke NBA Seri By BOH ORKKNfi AP Siiorli* Writer » Dclrolt Pistons Coach Herb rown knows llic score: ^ There's no tomorrow for ei* '' cr of us now." The Pistons, despite Mil- \ tiiikee's torrid 63 per cent c looting from the field, dc- atcd tbc Bucks I2C-123 lo knot v ) their besl-of-lhrce National , asketball Association (Liiali- 'ing round [it one game each. "Now Hie pressure is o n , both ^ t us," Drown said after Thurs- r ay night's victory. 0 In tlie otber NBA qualifying f nine, Buffalo dctcEilcd Phila- Q olphia 95-89 to take a 1-0 lead j i their best-of-lbree scric^, ' I n ( jo bcst-of-scven (jimrtcr-Mrials, i cvclanct downed Washington c Q-79 to oven tbcir series at 1-1 | nd Phoenix slopped Soallle , 16-111. uding 17 in the third period, nd George Trapp'a hoi final uarlcr paced the Pistons to iclory. Trapp scored 11 of his 3 poinls in tbc last 12 minutes vhilc Milwaukee got 33 point rom Brian Winters and 2t rom Bob Dandrtdge. But il was Ihe Bucks' learn hooting thai dazzled the vic- or oils Pistons. "They were u n c a n n y shooting he balV 1 said Lamer. "I hope i ay d on '1 shoot that well gain. 1 ' Free throws by Detroit, par- cularly in the closing minules, Billed the B.icks' chancc5 of putting it out. There were G3 Denver Wins 110-107 Amid Confusion DENVEIl (AP) - Hubtc Brown didn't seem nearlv as upset with the fact that bis Kenl-jcky- Colonels lost- the game as wilh the manner in which they lost. Nearly an hour alter the loncls had bowed to the Den- r Nuggets 110-107 Thursday ghl in their opening American askclball Association scm - nal playoff scries, Brown still ·as regaling .anyone who would istcii with his version of the ctic conclusion to the contest. And a Colonels official said a ormal protest would be lodged Ih the league because the gam B wa s played witho ul a scorehoartl clock, winch was in- leralive (broughout the game. Brown let it be known that he expects the Scoreboard t o . b e 'cpaircd for Game Two of [he icst-o f-se vc n so ri PS r wh ich wi!J )e played here Saturday nighl. The other ABA scrhifina ay off resumes Sunday afler- lonn, when the San Antonio Spurs host the New York Nets in Game Four. The SpUrs are ;ading the besl-of-scven series 2-1 CONFUSING Thursday night's affair was infusing for Fans and players like since tlie score ;ind lime lad to ,bo announced over the rablic-address system. The me was kepi on a 'stopwatch Nuggets officials explained, tha ic computerized scoreboan "blew up ' while it was be ng tcslcd 2!,i hours before lipoff, On Ih e court, h owe vcr , th( 'uggctR seemed lo have mal crs well under control. Gcttin; strong guard play from Ralp! Simpson and Chuck Williams who , finished wilh 24 and 2 moved out to a 13-point en midway through the tliird quar ler. Poor shooting and numei lus turnovers on the part of th ·olonets contributed to the bi Denver margin. Kentucky managed to rcchic irough fbc final period, bi Denver wouldn't relinquish th ead. With five seconds rema n ng. Colonel forward Jan ya Ireda Kolff climaxed scvc straight Kentucky points wilh three-point play, cutting Den ver's lc«d to 109-107, Williams was fouled wit hree seconds left, and mad one free throw hut missed th second. The Colonels grabbc he rebound and whipped a on ass to Louie Damptcr, wh shot near the thrce-poinl houn ary m a clcsperale attempt t tie the game. NO BASKET The ball went in, bul referee Norm Druckcr and John Van a ruled that time had elapsed be ore Damptcr got off the shot, Brown was enraged, "N'oboi e; Detroit es At One uls called in the game -- 25 the final quarter. "This was a strange game," did Bucks' Coach Larry Cos- ·llo. "The louls determined the imc. There were some fouls \ key situations . . . It's Lough D lose on free throws. I'd rath- r they didn't call anything." The: series rclurns lo Milwaukee Sunday for the deciding ame. , l)r.iVDs 9.1, 76urs 85 Buffalo's Boh McAdoo scored 6 poinls and grabbed 21 c j o n n d s In lead llic Braves vcr Philadelphia. Nol noted or thuir 'defense, the Braves, no of the MBA's highest scor- ig learns, blanked Phila* elphia's hot-shooting Fred Jyrlcr from Ihe Eield and held leorgc AlcGiiirus to only one ield goal in the final quarter. Jarlcr wound up with 28 points ind McGimiis 20. Travelers Edged 5-4 Uy TirE ASSOCIATHU PI1ESS Diiviil Fuqua's scvcn-llitler ins given Lafayette Ifs second consecutive victory o[ Iho season, a 5-1 triumph over Jackson n Ihe Texas League. Lafayette scored four rims wilh the help of fnur -singles in lie first inning ani gave Fuqua all the cushion he needed. Sco' Wolfe had n double and a single 'or Lafayetlc. In oilier action Thurs(fay iiigtit. Slires'cpbrt defeated Arkansas 5--I, and El Paso stopper Amariito 5-4. Tlie game hetween Midland and San Anlonio was poslponec because of high winds. Arkansas tied the game 4 with an unearned run in th nlli inning, hut Slirevepo amc up with an unearned ru f its own in the bottom of 111 ninth to wi nllic game. The rn vas scored by Albert Louis on had throw to iliird base after ly to right field. Rich Standart won Ihe gam n relief. Best Reports Belong To Cr By HAL HOCK AP Sports Writer In Elie first week of the major onguc baseball season, the best reports on Uie 1076 rookie class iclong to Ihird baseman llccloi Cruz of the St. Louis Cardinals and pitcher Sieve fiarr of HIP Texas Rangers. Tbc Cardinals were so con vinccd tbal Cruz coiild make the jump to the majors I la they swapped Ken Heitz to Sar Francisco over the winter opening up Ihird base for th 23-year-old infieldcr who wa Player, of the Year in 1975. So far, the gamble tins pai off. In his first four games Cruz was batting .333 on. fiv hits in his 15 at bats n eluding a double arid a homer He had driven in five runs an scored two. Barr was another gamble - coming to the Rangprs in 1 1 f controversial trade t h a t sen Ferguson Jenkins lo Bosto , But (he curve-balling left-ham cr made an impressive Texa 1 hits in bis first start and bea - ing tbc A's 3-1. Cruz is a converted oulficldc 5 \vho Is slill learning the rope ? at third base. But (he Cardina arc willing to live with an occ£ e sional fielding adventure in o ' dor to keep his bat in the Iin L up, G Cru 7., whose broth i?r, Jo st - plays (be outfield for Ilous o; n brought, formidable crcdentin 1 wilh him lo the Cardinals. H i balled .306 in 1975 wilh 29 horn - runs and 116 runs batlcd in F Tnlsa. lie look third base Ie 1 sons here under Manager Kc Ne 9 J _ FA Knot ? Apiece The Braves, who lost the e phia -1-3, return lo Buffalo ith a chance lo win the series nighl. u Cavaliers £0, Bullets 7U 0 Cleveland edged Washington ;, \ Bobby Smith's 22-foot jump- p · with L w o sc co nd s 1 elt , The ( ] ictorv evened Ibe bcsl-of-scvcn , uarlcr-finals hi 1-1 wilh the 5 cr es resuming Saturday u n evclaiul. \_ Smith paced Ihe Cavs with 17 t o nts, while Dick Snyder , ddcd 16, including 10 In the c lird period \vhcn Ctcvc'land p a mo from a 45-32 rieficil la e n (he second period lo lie the core at 57-57 with 3:52 left in £ ie third quarter. Washington , vas paced by Phil Chenicr's 19 xl»ls. 16 by Dave Ding and 15 f y Lcn Robinson. Sims 116, Sonics 111 Five free Ihrows in the final , 9 seconds lifted Phoenix over J cattle and evened their best- . f-sevcn scries al one game ach. Garfield Heard sank (wo ree throws and Dick Van Ars- ^ a!c three as the Suns' victory [ vcrsh iid owed a 45-poinl ]ier- l GI mance by Sonics guard Fred ' Irown, who was ejected from ~ he game ir the final seconds. Tommy BurlesOn added 33 ' points for Seallle while Adams, a rookie, led the Suns with 23 poinls. Pau] Weslpbal added 22 and Heard 20. Texas League SfiiiiiiiiiriiiiNiHiiiiiLiiiirniiiiifnivinFifii'ifii'niiiriiiiiiiiiifiiiiiiii By Ttie AsvcUtd P t i s s U'cslrrn n i t l i t o n H I, I'cL OR A m n r i l E a I 1 .500 Kl Pao 1 1 JM - .Mirthnd S 0 1.000 # S,in Anlonb 0 1 .000 ^1 Eas(«in million U t a v r i l e 2 0 I.DOCi -- [.iUle Roch 1 .1 .WO 1 Shreveporl 1 1 .300 1 Jackson o 2 .GOG 2 "Ihursflaj's R r s u l H ' Sliriveporl 5. Little Rock 1 F) I'aso 5. AmArillo t LfllavcHc 5, J.ickwn 1 .Midland A! 5-in Arikmlo ppd , rain F r l d a j ' s Gamei Amarillo at El Paso Mkltand al San AnLuiilo l:il(le Rock A! Shievcport · JachKin nl UilnjcKe S^luiJ^j's C.imfi A m p r i l l o at El Paw [.idle RocX 'al Shreveporl Jackson at L a f a y e l t c Antiiilli. A( , E! Paso Jlidfand n( San Anlonb I.Kile Hock R l Slircvpport Jackson at LatayeKe On Rookies uz And Barr noycr, who held down Itie job with SI. Louis tor' 10 seasons. NOT AS QUICKLY Two olhpr higtitv-loitlcd n- ficlders haven't, gollcn off qtii e as quickly as Cruz at the nlatc. Now York Yankee sccom b a s e m a n Willie Randolph snappcil an fl-for-8 starl Tiles- day nighL with his firsL league home nm. IL cam againsl Baltimore ace -Tin Palmer. Randolph, who carrlcc a can'L-miss lag aflcr batiinj ; .339 at Charleston last year, la s er added a single. Those li boosted bis average to .1B2. no 1 outstanding but a lot belter tha - the .000 he liari been carryiiij e round. He also stole his_.flrs · base of the season. Randolph also has given t i Yankees ' airtight defense a second base, something t . team, lias been lacking - fo c many years- He also is Ibe firs t rookie in the scvcn-vcar histo . of fan voting to be listed on I - All Slar ballot, s Jer ry floy sic r cam e t o A rthwftft Arkcmiat TIMES, Friday, April 16, 1976 * 15 Cougars, Stc For Big 3-G DALLAS -- Quick now, When ts Ihe lasl lime the University Texas suffered a shutout loss Southwest Conference play · or to lasl weekend? What Is c N C A A record f o r carcc r Ic ling victories and what VC hurler is closing on that a r k ? And finally, can the nivcrsity of Houston sidetrack e Longhorns who arc en route their 13lh consecutive SWC laninionship and 51st in the dst 61 years? Questions one and two are asily answered. When .laities ibson of Tc.\as AM blanked 10 defending national cham- ions 2-0 last Saturday, il larked Ihe first lime since Forler Aggie Bobby Falcon turned ic trick wilh a one-hitler in 973 that the Longhorns have n ed to score En a SWC cosi- est. And as for Ibe all-time - nn ngest pilchcr, Craig Swan E Arizona State lame holds iat honor. Between the years 969 and 1972. he won 47 outings - only Ihrco ahead of current exas hurler Richard Worthum vha has an excellent shot al staking Swan during the ia three weeks of Ihe season. The answer lo the tbirc ucslion will come this weehemi s the Cougars, 1-1-4 for Iho ·ason and second in the SWC, ay host lo the league-lcadin( onghnrns, 13-2, with the lop iol in Ibe title chase and the side track at the champion- lip at slake, Should Texas win at leas nee in the three-game .set, i quid still be in first place wtlh cries against Arkansas am 'exas Teen still to play, Slionk button sweep Ihe series, then in Cougars would still have to (. baltlc with Texas AM, the WC's Ihirri-place unit at 10-5, or the title. AAI IDLE The Texas-Houston series lighligbls a weekend which also inds Rice traveling to Arkanas, Baylor plavEng al Texa Tech and TCU crossing i th urnpike lo play SMU. AIV akes Ihe weekend - o f f froi on crence warfare. ! II should be a pilchcr^s sho\\ :ase in Houston as Ihe Long lorns t sport 'Worlham, : Ih eagne's earned run averag eadcr (1.10 per nine innings and top winner, percentage vise (fi-O), as well as K e i Vrighl (4-1, ; 1.28} -and Ton 3rizzolara, 2-0. Houston will counter with - niching staff headed by Jame ngram, whose 3-0 record am 1.I9.BUA rank him high in bo categories. In addition, Char! Garza shows 1 a 5-1 mark wi a" 2.!5 ERA and Kevin Rup s -0. On the other side of the coi Texas Is the SWC's lo ro ucing team and possess ho top Ifiree run scorer Ciarlcs Proske and Garry Pvl rank 3-4 in batting , and J Ay crs holds down ninth. B -Houston's Jerry Willeford I The cleanest used mmmmmmmmmmmmmm IT- iers Ready sme Series vcnth in balling, (irst in pies, fifth in run's scored ant coin! in stolen bases behind i m m a l e Thar! Altman. Ellscwhere, Alaji Ha mire* ntinucs lo hold a huge slrikc- t lead as the Hice frcslimnn tl whiffc-d lil batters in SWG :tton and 110 for the season. x pitchers remain undefeated conference play- Statistical leaders thro'jgh U weekend: (SWC games ly) Uniting '(mtn. 2 ABs per learn ime) -- Gary Sims, Tech, 17; Bill Monlnomcry, -Arkans, ,'!!!9: Charles Proske, cxas, .393; Garry Pyka,- exas. -371; Shane Nolen, Bayr. ,3GB: Randy Lamprechl, ice, .362; Kobcrl Bonriei 1 , M, .359; Jerry Willeforri. ouston, .375^ Ernie Hohvig, cch, .351, Joe Ayers. Texas, 48; 'Danny Twardowski, TCU, 16: Htiddy Grolic, A M , . . 310. Hits - Danny Twardowski, 'CU, 27; Bill Montgomery, .rkansas, 24; Robcrl Bonner, M, 23; Gene Burlon, TCU, !; Garry Pvka. Texas, 23; harles Proske, Texas, 22. Doubles -- Sieve Macko, Buy- of, 8; Kirk Campbell, .ASM, i players lied with four each. Triples -- Jerry Willcfoi'ri, ouston, 4; Bill Montgomery, rkansas, 3; Ernie Helwig, ecb, 3. Homo lluns -- ^like Macha, ice, 5; Gene Burlon, TCU. 5; lank Thompson, Ark tins as, 3; Vinslon Whiddon. AM, 3; hane Nolen. Baylor, 3. RBIs -- Gene Burton, TCU, 8; Bill Ravmeiv AM, 15; like Maclia, Rice, 15; Rick ^loplon, Baylor, 13; Randy -amprccht. Rice, 12; Charles ·roske, Texas, 12; Mickey ?cichenbach, Texas,' 12. Stolen Bases -- Thad AlLman, louston, 12; Jerry Willeford, louslon, 10; Danny Twardowski, TCU, 8: Leonard Woods. Jaylor, 8; Johnny Olvcra, Texas, .7; . , Michael , Watson, Arkansas, 6, - : Pitching -- r Richard Worlham, Texas. S-O.-'.LOOO; Andy Bet-no, Baylor, , 4 - 0 , . J.OOO; James ingram, .Houston, 3'0, i.OQO; Teddy AsbilL Arkansas; 2-0 1.000; Tony Brfazolara, Texas 2-0, 1.000; Kevin Rupp, Houston 1-0, l.OOOi- Mark LcPoi-I.- Tech 1.0, 1.000; Mike Roberts Baylor; 1-0, 1.000 Alan Ramirez Rice, G-l, .81)7;. Charles Garza Houston, 5-1, .800. -- · Earned " Run Average CminV S IFipor.tcam series) --iRicharci Worlham, Texas, · l.II); Jame Ingram; Elouston, 1.19; Jame Gibson, . A.-M, 1.21; K e r n Wright, Texas, 1.28. : , ; Strikeouts -- Alan Ramire? Rice, Cl; Clinl Thomas, AM 4b; Richard Wortham. Texas -34; Andy Bcene, Baylor, 34; Bil Nelson, Houston, = 31; : Teani .Batting -- Texas,- .297 AM, .294: Tech. .288;;Arkan sas, .267; Baylor, .265; ! TCU :257:, Houston, ,253; "Rict, .U3 SMU, .171. car deal in town! 1 {··············I ^sa H 1 ! L IHII(H us uni 1 uf (he inusl highly- ^^^^^V*V*^^^^^^V^P^V^V^P I ^^^^VB^P^^B - touted rookies in baseball after ^f A .1 I ^^f "^J · W · 1 ' F *J '^m^ ^^^1 bRlling .333 ttt lead the Pacific ^ ^ K w J - 1 IP^A^^ · f 1\ L * 1 ^T^^H r Coast League last year. 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