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ro the ofl iv DAVID HURLBfiRt ?HPEMX (UPD I of the dice was a loser for Ida iaWf'r ,. Fiesta Bowl month, but the , cember could be a winner for the bowi that continues to strive to move closer to the "Big Four," It will be on Saturday that the Fiesta Bowl will learn if it will be powerful Alabama or alsfrraii Arizona that will face nth-ranked Pittsburgh in the Christmas Day game. An Alabama loss to Auburn would send the Crimson.Tide to the Fiesta Bowl, but an Alabama victory would put the Tide in the Sugar Bo\vl and Arizona would go "bowling" with a modem M-I mark. , There' m& some rbad- blocks this year for the Fiesta Bowl, ah organization that has been able fn the past to get such bowl favorites as Nebraska, Oklahoma and Pehtt State. < ; "We took some calculated risks," said John Reid, the bowl's executive, director. "Any one of thrashings could have put us in clover." "First, if Ohio State had lost to Michigan, that might have put Ohio State into another major bowl instead of the Rose Bowl and opened up another good .team;" Reid said. "If the Cotton Bowl had not taken a Big 8 team that would have helped. Finally, if Florida State had been squeezed out by the major bowls, we might have gotten them." ( Reid, however, denies the. Fiesta Bowl was hurting this yfcar. ., , "If we had a problem, it was that we aimed too high," he said. ' While the Fiesta 1 Bowl S iyoff has grown annually, ank$ to better television contracts and an expanded stadium that now seats over pa Fh 9uJM)Q> money sometimes does not mean that much in i team's bowl selection; "If we get «,<WO fans this year, we'll "pay each team over 1 $4M,fjOo,'MFteid mid* put the, Fiesta Bowl fifth among the is gamer, trailing only The New Year's Day contest*. "Money doesn't seem to make too much difference, especially to the conference teams because they have to split up the money anyway," Reid said, "It might mata some difference with the M' dependents and that might be the reason we got Pittsburgh this year." The work of the Fiesta selection committee, has doubled in the past two years because during the first seven years, the host team.was'the Western Athletic Conference champion. .The 'tie with the WAC was broken in 1978 when Arizona State - a five-time Fiesta Bowl team - and Arizona left the WAC to join the Pacific 10 Conference: Now the bowl has to find two teams annually. Pittsburgh Was no problem this year, taking the Fiesta offer over other bowls the day the bids first wentbut, Nov. 13. The decision regarding a second team was delayed another eight days and, of course, the final outcome will not be known until this Saturday, Alabama, with its big name, was a natural possibility. Arizona, however, did not come into the picture until last week. The Wildcats were 4-4-1 at One point arid were first mentioned as a'possible choice after . defeating a hapless Oregon State team. They clinched the "conditional" invitation by upsetting Arizona State 27-24 with a field goal with no time remaining. Despite the likelihood that tiiwNtti tl P9t} Ndvtnbvf tf, IfTf ftjnli '• fm ' Says Foe ^. (UPI) - Are the Cincinnati Bengals dividuals And exceptional play AHHHHI will be, Pitt's opponent, Fiesta officials sun remember 1995 awl how for Alabama, It was in iw% that Nebraska, after losing to Oklahoma, was convinced to come to the Fiesta Bowl, THr result w*g the best game In the bowl's history with undefeated Arizona State taking a 1744 decision over the Buskers. A/J5L4 Standings \ Atlantic DhrMM _„ W I Pet, OB Boston 15 4 ,9M -> Phllfl , 16 7 .696 i WflShlrtftn * 0 9 .500 5fc New fork 10 it .4?« e W L Pet: GB Sfln Anton 12 9 .571 Atlanta . 13 10 .565 - .Houstort ' 10 10. .500 1'/*.'' Indian^ , lo 14 .417 3tt Cievelnd 10 14 .417 3V4 Detroit'. 7 13 .350 4% Western Conferetw* Milwauke Kan City Denver Chicago Utah iW L Pet. OB 16 11 8 Portland Phoenix Seattle Los An Golden San Di Pacific Division .727 .458 .348 .261 .100 W/2 13 Nevada-lReno Id Selected MISSION, Kan. (UPl) Nevada-Reno has been picked to play in the 1979 National Collegiate Division I-AA football championship, NCAA officials said Monday. Nevada-Reno, fifth-ranked itr the division's final poll of the season, joins Murray State (Ky,)andLehlgh(Pa.)lnthe championship field. The fourth team will be picked Dee, 2 to play Nevada-Reno, a* 3, at a site to be determined. Semifinal games will be Dec; 8. Grambllng State (La.), 8-2, was rated lint in the poll, followed by Murray State, M» 1. Lehlgh, 9-2, tied with Eastern Kentucky for third. MISSION. KM. (UPil - Hill NCAA Division 1-AA loMMII (Mil: DfottMI-AA I. Orambllng Sttle (U). it-it t Murray swte <Ky.t tu-n, 3. (lie) EMicm Kentucky <M) Uhlth (Pi,) (M) 5. Nev«U-R«m (M) Alcwn State iMtti,) <H) Barton Unlvertlty il-l-i) Jackton Stau (Miu.) (M) Montana Stale (Ml . (tic) Northern Arltona (7-4) t. 7. I. 9. 10. Southern-Baton Rouge (M) Ptt 41 « a X a Jl M M 21 ll K Philadelphia 114, Indiana 112 Tuesday's Game* Detroit at New York Denver at Washington . Atlanta at San Antonio Los Angeles at Utah Houston at Kansas City New Jersey at Milwaukee Chicago at San Diego Wednesday's Games Denver at Boston Detroit at New Jersey Washington at Philadelphia Portland at Atlanta Cleveland at Houston Milwaukee at Indiana • San Diego at Golden State Phoenix at Seattle -*• Frattare Is Rehired PITTSBURGH (UPI) Lanny Frattare will be back as an announcer for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1980, but the search goes on for a replacement for Mllo Hamilton. Tony Hirsh, general manager qf KDKA radio, confirmed Frattare's retention Monday. Hirsh said many "quality people in the field r> have applied for Hamilton's post. Hamilton has signed a contract to work Chicago Cub games next season, Tqp players NEA's 1979 All-America football team By Murray Olderman NEW YORK (NBA) - And a sophomore shall lead them! .The 1979 All-America team,; announced today by Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA). has the phenomenon of a, sophomore at the controls. / Art Schlichter, the brilliant young quarterback of the Ohio State Buckeyes, was a popular choice to be the field general of the NEA team, chosen by a consensus vote of college coaches, football writers and pro scouts. He was joined by four juniors and 19 seniors on this mythical squad, which features good regional distribution. No one section of the country, or conference, dominates the roster. There are four repeaters from last year's team: running back Billy Sims and linebacker George Cumby of Oklahoma, and, defensive backs Johnnie Johnson of Texas and Ken Easley of UCLA. Jumping up a notch from the 1978 NEA second team are defensive end Hugh Green of Pitt, nose guard Bruce Clark of Penn State, running back Charles White of USC, and guard Brad Budde of USC. Budde was the outstanding lineman of the year, a monstrous blocker who has been impressive for all four seasons of his varsity career. According to the professional scouts, this was not a vintage year for talent overall, and yet it is exceedingly impressive in certain areas, such as the defensive backfield. There was also a large group of fine defensive linemen. The closest competition was at offensive center, where Jim Ritcher of North Carolina State rated slightly ahead of Georgia's nay Donaldson, But there were also such capable snappers as Tom Turnure of Washington, Dwight Stephenson of Alabama and Paul Tabor of Oklahoma. Southern California, Ohio State and Oklahoma - each among the top-ranked teams in the nation — placed two men each on the NBA All- America squad. To incorporate the best talent, a slight departure was made from the norm in position designations. Although most teams feature an offensive formation with two running back* and two Wide reivers, i$ Wig apparent jo »?» W UttPt were far more out*t*wUn* ball carriers {km puf^ef ers. So this team lines up witb a MI'faoiitfbaekjieUt (terrific ball carriers Sims, White aad George Rpgew of South Cwo- ) tod mi on* wide recejy- DEFENSE: Di. - $TUCKEX CUEMSOM OL - GBEBN. OL - OB6BH, MICHIOAM Di. - TAVU3B. HOU6TOK - CLARk. PENH STATB - CUMBY OKLAHOMA U0- WILSON, LOUISVIUUE OB - JOHNSON, TEXAS OB- .JAMe&.TENNE'S«66 09- EASLEY, UCLA 09 - MC NEA-, ALABAMA P - MILLER, , NEBRASKA ' WR- MABGEBUM, STANFORD T - FOLEV. NOTBE DAME T ' kOLENDA, ARKANSAS 6 - 8UPPE, SO. CAUrOOUlA 6 - FRITZ, OHIO STATE C - RlTCHEB. N.C. STATE Q T SCHLICHTCB. OHIO «T. RB- WHITE. 60. CALIFORNIA KB - SIMS. OKLAHOMA KB - R06EKS.SO. CAROLINA PK - CASTBO. MARYLAND OFFENSE Wide Receiver; KEN MARGERUM, Stanford, 6- foot- 1, 175 pounds, 21, junior, Fountain Valley, Cslif. Tiglrt EH* JUNIOR MILLER, NefcrMkn, 6-4, 222, 22, senior, Midland, Tex Tackle: GREG KOLENDA, ArkMMi, 8-1, 258, 21, senior, Kansas City, Kan. T»cWe: TIM FOLEY, N»tre Dune, 6-5, 26$. 21. senior, Cincinnati Gwr* BRAD BUDDE, Swth- «ri OUifMtla, 6-$, 253, 21, senior, Kansas City, Mo. G«»r* KEN FRITZ. OMo State, «r9, *», 21, senior fronton, Ohio Center JIM RITCHER, Ntrtfe Cw*liM Stole, 6-3, ?50, 21, senior, Medina, Onio Q*mert»ck: ART SCHLICHTEft, Ofclo Stale, 6-2, 299, 19, sopbomore, DEFENSE UieniMi: JAMES 8TUCKISY, Clenuon, 6-$, 241, 21, senior, HUGH GREEN, PMUbyrgh. 6-2, m, 21, junior, UWOJWM CURTIS GREEK, fehigM, 6-5, J4&, K, senior, Detroit UMBUM: NOSEA TAYLOR, HeitttM, W, 979, 20, pnior, Ixmgview, Tw. Now Gwr* BRUCE C^ARK, P«w stale, H, ass, n. itnier, State College, Pa. i GEORGE CVMBY, ', 106, ii, water, : OTIS WILSON, 81, SECOND TEAM OFFENSE; WR - WAYNE BAUMGARDNER, Wake Fw«ft; TE - MARK GEISLER, Otto Ifeivtnity; T -STAN BROCK, Cptonfa T - IRV PANKEY, PtH State; G - MARK JONES, Mliioiri; G - MARK GOODSPEED, NrtrMfc; C RAY DONALDSON, GmgU; QB - MARJP WILSON, BYU; RB VAGAS FERGUSON, N«lr« Dine! RB - JARVIS REDWINE, Nrtrwk*; KB JOE CHIBBS, Altw; ?K - ISH ORI I says so. Bbtr r Y<jum a H»year vetefw. st, Louis guard, claims the Bengals were "just walking thfough" Sunday's game against the Cardinals m^waf"^-- to quit, 11 Th«.Bengals, the NFL's most disappointing team this year with a 340 record, have taken some strong raps this year, but Young's blast was one of the biggest yet, Even though Cincinnati edged St. Louis 3448 Sunday, immediately after the game Young condemned the Bengals for ft lack of desire, concentrating mainly on the Ciney defense. The Bengals, who held a 28-? halftime lead thanks mainly to Cardinal turnovers, blew the lead in the second half and the Cardinals would have won had receiver Mel Gray not dropped a pass in the end zone in the final minute. "They (the Bengals) didn't want to play," said Young, himself a Pro Bowl performer last season. "We just kept givirtg them breaks, so they had to play. "They were on the ropes and they wanted to quit. They are good athletes, but they don't play hard, determined defense. "They were just walking through the game," continued Young. "I really think they woulePve folded in the second quarter had we not had the turnovers. It would have been a rout (for St. Louis)." The Cardinals also are suffering through a disappointing . 3-10 season and Young conceded that sometimes players on those kinds of clubs have morale problems in late season games. 'The PltUburtfi Steeiers vofed to award game balls to eight of their teammates for individual excellence iftef my stormed from behind to beat the Cleveland Browns in overtime on Sunday, But Coach ChUck Noll thinks ., -------- frt not sure ; the score was then, but It was late in the game when they started yelling ( de¥ fense 1 and got so very loud, it )p short, He undoubtedly would have liked to see each Pittsburgh fan In the screaming throng of 48,773 at Three Rivers Stadium get one, too. "1 think they were probably the turning point In the game," Noil said of the Steeiers' faithful Monday while dissecting the 33*tt victory that lifted them back into a tie with Houston for first place In the AFC Central Division, "It's usually plays that are the turning point, but yesterday (Sunday) i think the crowd was the turning The Sfeelers rallied from a 27-13 deficit in the final quarter, tying the game and sending it into overtime on a 21-yard field goal by rookie Matt Bahr with 24 seconds left In regulation. Bahr then kicked a 37-yarder with nine seconds left in the extra quarter to give Pittsburgh the win over its division rival; The crowd, Noll said, was a motivating factor behind some of The big plays, individual heroics and isolated spots of "exceptional" play that negated a slew of errors and generally inconsistent team play. "We made enough mistakes yesterday to lose, yet we won/' Noll said. "The Browns made fewer mistakes than we did." • To what big plays, in- rris catching the ball and then running with it, our gaining a total of 606 yards total offense, playing good defense when it mattered and Mail's kicking," Noll replied. The coach also singled out defensive tackle Joe Green for an "exceptional game,'* running back Rocky Bleier for a "super, game," and quarterback Terry Bradshaw for doing a "good job of getting the ball to the right person." The team's overall performance, Noll acknowledged, was not particularly pleasing. But he shrugged off suggestions the Steeiers made have "peaked" during a four- game stretch of lopsided victories that preceded their loss to San Diego a week ago. "I though we had a stretched where we played very exceptional football,/' Noll said. "But 1 feel we have the capability to do it again." Vermeil Won't Let Eagles Fall Down "Usually the season not to get up a pa-' if yovA yourr. ^ tail end of fist trying licking "but in PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Two years ago the question would never have come up. But on Monday, Philadelphia Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil was asked at his weekly news conference whether he thought his club would flounder during its last three games of the season and lose a chance to win a division title. \ . His answer, was well- phrased, expressing cautious optimism. "We don't intend to let it ^happen," Verrteil said, "but Sports Deals the preset turnover mediately' Pittsburgh about getting r«J nightmare. SuU Steeiers get their chc the Bengals play M sburgh. Pitt- Back: CHARLES •RITE, Saatbeni CaWMVia, «-o, Uft, 21, sealer, Los AngelM EimaiMBack: BILLY SIMS. B«ck: JOWNNIB JOHNSON, Teui, «-l. 119. 91. DEFENSE: SfBVR McMICIU BKk-RVWNJONjg! tbFctarai Vlafe Statr, I- DOW MARTIN, H9i; NO - RON ftorfria Statr, LB Labre Of Capitals To Get Surgery LANDOVER, Md. (UPI) Veteran Washington Capitals defenseman Yvon Labre will undergo surgery Tuesday to remove torn cartllege from his right knee/team officials announced Monday. Labre was injured Nov. 20 in Washington's 3-3 tie with the Colorado Rockies, Team physician Dr. Pat Palumbo will perform the surgery at Arlington Hospital in suburban Virginia. The Capitals also announced that right wing Bob Sirois is expected to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Capital Centre in Landover. Sirois pulled some muscles in his lower back on Oct. 20 against Pittsburgh, and has played only one game since a Nov. 13 match against Edmonton. Team officials also said right wing Tim Coulis was being returned to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, Coulis bad played five games with no goals, assists or penalty minutes. WPIAL Game Set Friday PITTSBURGH (UPD-The WPIAL Class AM football championship between Gateway, 1H, and defending champion Peon HlUs, U-l, win be held Friday night at Mt Ubanon Stadium ail p m. The awwuncemfiftt was made to scotch reports that Monday Baseball eveland — Dropped relief dier Larry Anderson from •ajor-league roster. San Diego — Signed free-agent pitcher John Curtis to a five-year contract. Basketball Denver — Signed free-agent forward Glen Gondrezick. Hockey Boston — Announced the retirement of defenseman Dennis O'Brien, who had been playing at Blnghamton. NY Rangers — Assigned goalie Doug Soetaert to New Haven of the American Hockey League and called up goalie Steve Baker from the Nitththawks. St. Louis — Sent left wing Floyd Thomson to Salt Lake City. Washington — Returned right wing Tim Coulis to Hershey farm club. College William 4 Mary - Fired football Coach Jim Root. we are very much aware that it can happen." However, the fact that Vermeil was asked about the possibility of losing first place is a tribute to how far the Eagles have come. In defeating Green Bay, 2110, Sunday, Philadelphia climbed ahead of Dallas and Washington into sole possession of first place in the NFC East, an accomplishment that left Vermeil s other comments Monday less restrained. "I am excited about being No. 1, to see the excitement and Joy on the man's (owner Leonard Tose's) face," he said. "It's our second winning season in a row," he added. "It's a great situation. It's a great family we have here. I'm very much aware that we have three to go, and I don't think you haye seen us play our best game." Besides giving Philadelphia a shot at the division title, Sunday's victory was sweet for other reasons. It marked the first time in Eagles' history that the team won a £ me in Wisconsin,- and it was t third game in a row in which Philadelphia did not commit any turnovers. Philadelphia, however, was penalized 100 yards, and that did not sit well with Vermeil. Philadelphia was the second least-penalized team in the NFL going into the contest. "They played as hard and intensive a football team was we've seen," Vermeil said in praise of Green Bay. "(But) I was disappointed in having so many penalties. I don't think that is typical of our play. We gave them five first downs with our penalties." Philadelphia gained 118 yards in the air but Vermeil thought there should have been more. "What I didn't get accomplished as a coach was to utilize the passing game more," he said. He added, however, that he was "very pleased" at the way quarterback Ron Jaworski, who completed 8 of 18 passes, executed his plays. "(He's) back to being the Ron Jaworski I know he is and I know he can be." Lucky Hunter Brian Dunlap, 15, of Mounted Route, Cold Springs Rd., got an eight - point buck at 8 a.m. Monday along Cold Springs Road in back of his home. DENVER (UPI) - Oakland linebacker Phil Villapiano says Denver fans who hurled obscenities and snowballs at the Raiders as they headed to the locker room following a 1410 victory over the Broncos Sunday are "the pits." "I think, the fans were the pits," Villapiano said. "Those fans were disgusting. One OP two snowballs are fine, but wjien we were coming off it was ridiculous. The fans showed no class and you know, it carries over to the team sometimes." The Oakland victory knocked Denver out of a first-place tie with the San Diego Chargers in the AFC West NEW YORK (UPI) - The executive committee of the owner-player council of the National Hockey League met Monday in a continuation of discussions that were initiated in Nassau June 4, ROUND JAMES, , 6->. tit. IL IMllfl : BttiM KEN BASU5Y, VGU, fr 3, 204,20, junior, L«*«**i, Calif. : PON McNEAL, - m, 11. 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