The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 22, 1976 · Page 19
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 19

Hays, Kansas
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Wednesday, December 22, 1976
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December 22, 1976 PAGR ifl HAYS DAILY NEWS 6-9 Memphis Cage Star Dies By United Press International Neither the game, the victory, nor the high scorers were very important Tuesday night to the players and students at Memphis State. Just before the start of the basketball game against Ole Miss, a contest which normally would have stirred up Southern rivalries, the Memphis State players were told by Coach Wayne Yates that forward John Gunn, the team's leading rebounder, had died of complications arising from a rare illness. The 21-year-old, 6-foot-9 Memphis native died Tuesday during an emergency tracheotomy begun after a lung collapsed. He was hospitalized Dec. 11 suffering a disease called Stevens- Johnson Syndrome. Memphis State President Billy M. Jones led a brief memorial service for Gunn before the game. "A valiant yOung man, who won our hearts and our genuine admiration has lost his battle against a rare and unrelenting opponent," Jones told 10,000 persons attending the game. It was the first most of them had heard of Gunn's death. Gunn averaged 10 points a game last season. As a freshman he was voted "Mr. Hustle" by his teammates. Guard Dexter Reed wept openly in the dressing room after scoring 34 points to lead the grieving Tigers to an 88-83 win. "He was my best friend," Reed said. "It's hard to take." "I was proud of the team tonight—the way they put it aside for a little while and won for Big Jphn," Yates said. "John would have wanted us to win tonight." Elsewhere in college basketball, top-ranked Michigan overwhelmed Central Michigan, 104-63, second-ranked Notre Dame We're tire specialists. Steel-belted radial whitewall tires. • Built tough: 1 steel, 4 rayon belts • Responsive radial polyester plies TIIIIKI.KSS WHITKWAI.I. 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Indiana won its own holiday tournament, the Indiana Classic, by defeating Miami of Ohio, 76-55, Nevada-Las Vegas romped, 104-77, over Murray State and Oklahoma beat Bradley, 90-70, in the Rebel Roundup Tournament at Las Vegas, Wake Forest routed Fairleigh Dickinson, 99-63, Tennessee ripped Xavier, 9773, Ohio State beat Davidson, 64-57, and Iowa whipped Drake, 82-79. Erving Top Vote Getter NEW YORK (UPI)-Julius Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers continues to lead the votegetters with 55,481 in the balloting for the Eastern Conference team in the National Basketball Association AllStar game at Milwaukee, Feb. 13. George McGinnis, Erving's teammate on the 76ers, is runnerup in the voting for forward with Bob McAdoo of the New York Knicks leading the centers. Arkansas Assistant poing To Wyoming CHEYENNE, Wyo. (UPI) — Bill Lewis, the defensive backfield coach at the University of Arkansas, Tuesday accepted an offer to become the head football coach at the University of Wyoming. Lewis replaces Fred Akers, who resigned last week to accept the head coaching job at Texas. The new coach said he officially will take after Saturday's Fiesta Bowl. "I'm extremely excited and was totally confident the opportunity would come along some time," Lewis said. Lewis said he was first approached Friday and flew to Wyoming Monday night to discuss the job with school officials. Lewis said the' football program will continue in the same direction. The major challenges are to stay on top of the Western Ajthletic Conference and continue to gain national recognition, he said. "I'm extremely proud to be a part of the university and the entire state of Wyoming," Lewis said. Lewis said he is,committed to the job and not looking beyond Wyoming. "The challenge to stay on top and have an opportunity to compete.for the WAC cham- pionship each year and the national goals are too big to look beyond," he said. Lewis said there are some staff members he would like to retain but he declined to name them. Several coaches are following Akers to Texas. The new coach said he wants to meet with Akers and team members in the near future. Lewis said he has no immediate plans to change Cowboy stategies but will assemble a staff and evaluate the technical details later. "I hope to bring in capable people and fresh ideas into the program," he said. The new mentor has extensive experience as a backfield coach. He guided the offensive backfield at his alma mater, East Stroudsburg State College in East Stroudsburg, Pa., from 1963-1965, and then went to the University of Pittsburgh where he coached offensive and defensive teams. In 1969, Lewis went to Wake Forest College, in 1971 to Georgia Tech, and in 1973 to Arkansas. He was a defensive backfield coach at all three schools. He also played two seasons of professional baseball with the Detroit Tigers organization, Young said. Sfee/er Stars Ailing By United Press International Four days away from their AFC title showdown with the Oakland Raiders, the Pittsburgh Steelers' most important men are the doctor and the trainer. The No. 1 piece of equipment is the whirlpool. Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier are listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Oakland, although no> one really doubts that either will play, even if they have to be carried onto the field. Another running back, Frenchy Fuqua, is now listed as probable for action though he is still suffering a pulled calf muscle. Only one Steeler running back is in good health: Reggie Harrison, a strong runner but not as good a blocker as Bleier or Fuqua. Harris' ribs were badly bruised in the second half of the Baltimore game last weekend and Bleier is suffering from a sprain in the big ( toe of his right foot. '.'Both have shown some improvement," a team spokesman said Tuesday, "but not enough to change their status." The Minnesota Vikings are hoping the weather warms up to the mid-20's Wednesday so they can get in another workout at home as they prepare for Sunday's NFC title game against Los Angeles. The Vikings ventured out for some work at" Metropolitan Stadium Tuesday, but chilly temperatures cut it short. In past years, the Vikings have been forced to head south to tune up for the playoffs and if they weather turns much colder they may go down. to Tulsa to practice. "We hope to get three good practice days in during the next four days," said Minnesota coach Bud Grant. Minnesota quarterback Fran Tarkenton, who strained his knee Saturday, is listed as probable for Sunday but outside linebacker Matt Blair, who suffered a concussion and had a tooth knocked out, and middle linebacker ' Jeff Siemon, who pulled a calf muscle, are listed as questionable. All-Star Classic Scratched CHICAGO (UPI) - The College All-Star game, a summer football classic since 1934, has been discontinued permanently by the Chicago Tribune Charities because of spiraling costs. The series between college football's brightest stars and the National Football League champions, conceived by Tribune Sports' Editor Arch Ward, had been played every summer over the past 42 years with the exception of 1974 when a players strike forced its cancellation. Robert H. Hunt, president of the Chicago Tribune and Tribune Charities, Tuesday cited uncertainties in recruiting and the doubling of player insurance costs as prime reasons for the cancellation. ••' "Unfortunately, problems which make continuation impossible have been created by' uncertainties in recruiting player personnel and -increasing expenses reflected in insurance costs that doubled last year alone because of high player salaries," said Hunt. "The College All-Star game played a major role in promoting the growth of the National Football League," league Commissioner Pete Rozelle said. "I regret it is no longer practical economically 1 for Chicago Tribune Charities to sponsor it." " : Tribune officials said the cancellation followed a national trend in which other all-star games yielded to economic considerations. They said local sponsors of the Coaches All-American game! in Lubbock, Tex., withdrew, support last summer because, of declining attendance', decreased player par^ ticipation and increased in-' surance costs. The Los Angeles Times Charities withdrew from; sponsorship of the Pro Bowl, game in 1973 and the contest; was taken over by the NFL,' officials said. In all, there have been 42, games with the pro champions, dominating the series, 31-9-2. President Gerald Ford, an All-America at center during his collegiate days at Michigan, was one of the game's early participants. holiday chimes peal we extend resounding wishes to all our friends *,, may Hope) Love and Peace be with you at Christmas and always. Travenol Laboratories Hays, Kansas

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