The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 8, 1968 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 8, 1968
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(Ark.) Courier Newt UCLA In Romp Trio Is Red Hot By BOB GREEN Associated Preit Sports Writer North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, fighting for attention tnd clawing their way up the Udder of national college basketball rankings, all have one big plui going for them. They don't play UCLA. Not so Houston. The second- ranked Cougars face a Jan. 20 Showdown with the awesome Bruins in the Houston Astrodome, a game already assured of the largest attendance in college basketball history. Over 48.000 tickets already have been told. Th Cougars warmed up for that one with a 118-81 rout of Centenary Saturday, with All- American Blvin Hayes tossing in 40 points. It was Houston's 15th straight in an unbeaten season. But UCLA, dominating the game as perhaps no team has ever done, before, methodically routed Washington 93-65. Lew Alcindor scored 38 for ttie Bruins, who ran their unbeaten itring to 44 straight. North Carolina, No. 3, Kentucky, No. 5, and Tennessee, No. 8, also won, Kentucky with an impressive 94-78 triumph over fourth-ranked Vanderbilt. North Carolina edged a tough Duke team 75-72 while Tennessee humbled Alabama 82-63. St. Bonaventure, No. 9, romped over Niagara 101-72, holding Niagara's Calvin Murphy to 25 points, his lowest of the season. It was unbeaten St. Bonaventure's llth straight. New Mexico, ranked 10th, also remained unbeaten, scoring its 13th straight, 71-64 over a tough New Mexico State team. But Oklahoma City, ranked No. & and previously unbeaten, suffered a stunning 74-63 reversal at the hands of Portland, which hadn't won in 17 previous games. Rich Travis, the No. 3 scorer in the nation, was held to eight points. Pete Maravich, the country's leader, had 32 for Louisiana State, but the Tigers lost to Florida 97-90. "We've been getting great effort and poise," New Mexico Coach Bob King said after the Lobos' victory. "When you get effort you can beat anybody." But the way UCLA, Houston and Kentucky did it, it seemed effortless. UCLA, the defending national champion, wrecked Washington's man-to-man defense and broke the game open in the first: half when it held the Huskies without a field goal for seven minutes. Houston had all five starters : in double figures, blocked 21 Centenary shots and stole the ball 24 times. . Kentucky hit on 15 of its first 18 shots, ran up a 30 point lead and romped in. ' "I've never had a team shoot so quick and for so long," Coach Arolph Rupp said. "I'm not sure I ever even saw a team do it." '•.•-..:'••' Davidson whipped St, John's, N.Y. 70-54, Columbia stunned Brown 71-47, Arizona beat Arizona State 74-69 and Army upset Temple 61-55'in.some.other major action. ../- . Sandy Sti Stays Same By IRA BERKOW 'NBA Sports Writer NEW YORK - (NBA) "Sandy Is fine and well oft," said Sandy Saddler. "You know it couldn't be any other Way a 13-diamvmd, blue sapphire ring. "Oil, Jeez, everyone's always asking, 'How's Stmdy, How's Sandy?,"'he said. "Wi-ll, 1 gol a '66 Cadillac Brougham — because bad news travel fast that's next thing to a Limousine SANDY SADDLER . . . THEN Squashing Willie Pep in 1950 SWestern La. Is Penalized By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - With its touchiest issUe-the penalizing of colleges for recruiting infractions-already out of the way, the National Collegiate Athletic 1 here . appendage on the Olympic Committee, "Reed said. "The committee is dominated by a coalition of international federations. We. have virtually no Voice in nual Olympic affairs. If We all dropped dead, the Olympic movement would hardly notice Reed went on to say, however, there was no question that and no one ain't heard nothing about me." Sandy had just hustled into the gymnasium of the slick $11- million National Maritime Union buildingi where he is physical director. The former featherweight champion, who is most memorable for having whipped Willie Pep in theree of four title bouts was dressed in an Iridescent brown suit with matching tie and dapper bi'Own hat. He wore sunglasses, gnawed a toothpick in his teeth and sported a trim mustache. His black leather loafers were glossy. I'm enjoying lite a little better than the average guy,' he said, with a bob and quick hand movements. On his right hand was a ring with a single diamond and on the left pinky iege Saturday's College Basketball By THE ASSOCIA'1'ED PRESS ban Penn State 62, Kent State 50 Princeton 73, Penn 47 Columbia 71, Brown 47 Fordham 84, Rhode Island 73 Yale 79, Cornell 64 Colgate 87, NYU 71 . St. Bonaventure 101, Niagara 72 Army 61, Temple 55 Syracuse 86, Navy 66 Davidson 70, St. John's, N.Y., 64. Villanova 72, Canisius 55 Haverford 81, Stevens 63 Harvard 92, St. Mary's, N.S., 65 Connecticut 81, Maine 79 Providence 70,Steon Hall 51 Bucknell 85, Franklin & Marshall 69 Fairfield 65, Holy Cross S3 South Kentucky 64, Vanderbilt 78 Georgia 72, Mississippi State 69 Georgia Tech 100, Tulan* 81 Auburn 90, Mississippi 71 South Carolina 93, Clenson 71 Virginia Tech 84, Virginia 82 Florida 97, Louisiana State 90 Tennessee 82, Alabama 83 Florida State 111, Stetson 81 North Carolina 75, Duke 72 West Virginia 71, George Washington 55 North Carolina St. 68, Maryland 52 Wake Forest 92, VMI 60 William and Mary 97, New Orleans Loyola 74 Johns Hopkins 75, Washington, Md., 71 Mjdwest Wisconsin 77, Michigan 75 Illinois 66, Michigan 56 Marquette 83, Dayton 68 Drake 83, Bradley 77 Tulsa 62, Cincinnati 59 Northwestern 76, Iowa 67 Kansas 66, Colorado 50 Oklahoma 71, Missouri 70 Kansas State 56, Oklahoma State 56 Indiana 74, Minnesota 59 Ohio State 108, Purdue 80 Wichita State 77, St. Louis 72 Bowling Green 61, Marshall 67 Western Michigan 86, Ohio U. 84 Southwest Missouri 89, Mo.- Holla 85 Southwest New Mexico 71, New Mexico State 64 Rice 71, Arkaam « Houston 118, Centenary tl Louisville 66, North Texas St. 12 Texas 84, Southern Methodist 80 Texas Christian 81, Texas A&M 77, two overtimes Baylor 64, Texas Tech 50 Far West Portland 74, Oklahoma City 63 Notre Dame 58, Air Force'45 Colorado State U. 81, Ctticago- Loyola 73 UCLA 93, Washington 65 Oregon State 67, Stanford 51 Southern California 92, Washton State 73 California 96, Oregon 81 Brigtiam Young 104, Utah St. 98 Arizona 74, Arizona State 69 Wyoming 107, Denver 96 Idaho 74, Gonzaga, Wash., 65 San Jose State 75, UC-Santa Barbara 63 San Francisco 70, Santa Clara 68 San Francisco State 65, Hayward State SB . The axe fell quickly, and fairly lightly, Sunday on the University of Southwestern Louisiana, the only institution found guilty of violations serious ;nougii to rate punishment by he NCAA'S committee on itl- ractions. The Lafayette.La., school had ts basketball team placed on probation for two years for giv- ng financial aid to three prospective players. Currently •anked No. 8 In the small-col- ege rankings, the team will not be allowed to play in any postseason games. In other pre-convention activi- ,y Sunday, the NCAA indicated liiat it may pull out of the U.S. Olympic Committee and instead concentrate on other interna- .ionai competition 'such as the World Student Games. Such action would Only be taken after the 1968 Olympics, according to Bill Reed, commissioned of the Big Ten and chairman of the NCAA's Olympic Committee. . 'We have become only an Hockey National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Dvlsion Chicago . Boston .. Toronto . Montreal Detroit .. W.t.T.PtS.GFGA . 20 10 9 49 120 103 6 4S 140 113 8 42 110 88 9 41 108 91 6 40 131 119 20 12 17 13 , 6 14 17 15 college athletes would continue to participate in the Olympics. "We never would do anyhing to hurt the Olympic movement," he said. "Our quarrel is with the U.S. Olympic Committee, not with the Olympic pro- — and I'm in great condition. Yeah, yeah, sure, sure. 1 kin beat a lot of Hie li-alh- erweights and lightweights a- •ouhd today. I'm 130 pounds a- jout 10 over what t was when I retired undefeated champ in 1957. "Yeah, sure, You know ! got several fighters I'm working . . . AND NOW Sqiianliing Medicine Ball in 1967 with now. Oiie is a pretty good C f c ver In the featherweight di- Fame. 1 was the hardest punch- gram." Another speaker. at a news conference was Stan Bates of Washington State, chairman of the NCAA special events' committee, who said Birmingham, Ala., had asked to stage a football game to decide the national collegiate title if such a contest were approved by the NCAA. Bates said bowl bids also-had been received from Memphis, Tenn., Tampa, Fla., Phoenix, and "Tucson, Ariz., San Diego, ASU Shares SLC Lead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas State arid' Abilene Christian have stepped out ahead in the 1968 Southland Con- erence basketball race but the real power of the loop-Trinity University with a record—hasn't yet 9-3 Seaons joined the fray. In the first league games, Abilene Christian tumbled Lamar Tech 80-74 while Arkansas State beat Texas at Arlington 83-77. Trinity continued its winning ways with .victories over three non-conference foes—Sam Houston Stale, Southwestern Ok!a- Calif., and Atlanta. He indicated | homa and Austin CoIIege^last however, that these requests | week but. it was of little help probably would be denied, east for the present. West Division Philadelphia, 813 Los Angeles 16 21 Pittsburgh . 14 18 Minneseta . 13 15 St. Louis ... 14 20 Oakland .... 825 6*2 3 35 634 834 331 723 92 77 97 129 93 105 86 100 73 93 78117 Saturday'! Results Montreal 5, New York 2 Boston 3, Toronto 3, tie Chicago 6, Detroit 2 Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh '2, tie . Minnesota 5, Oakland 5, tie St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1 Sunday's Results Montreal 4, Detroit 3 New York 6, Toronto 2 Chicago 4, Boston 2 Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 1 Oakland 6, Los Angeles 0 Twsday'i (James No games scheduled Tuesday's Game* No games scheduled WILLIE WOOD feus been a pant return ace (or the Packers for years, and one of belt in NFb btetory. Tomlinson Top Coach at I t n l hn haeue's pre-season record of 19 victories gainst 34 de- High School Clinic Set boy. I was in the ring with him. He made a move. I said 'Don't do that." He done it again Wop. Bam, He went down. Suck 'em in and bang 'em. It's one of them things. Yeah. Sure. "That's because I'm still running with my boys. I'm 42. But my circulation in the blood is tops. I strengthen my hard muscles. Yeah. Sure. You know. Get rid of the fat between the tissues and the fat between the blood stream. "I just gol a new boy. A big heavyweight. Goes 213, 6 feet 4V4. Out of Missouri State Prison. I got him for guidance. Same prison Sonny Liston was in. Francis Peay of the New York Giants saw him when he was visiting there. Told me and Joe Lewis about him. "But I like being a physical instructor. You know, aftei fighting I went into the Maii time Union. Six years at sea I was a lousy sailor. Funny isn't it? After all them licks in the stomach, you'd think I could take it. But soon's that boal starts rocking just 8 bit, I'm ai side sick as a dog. Yeah. Sure: I appreciate, land, now. "Lot of fighters, old-time ones and young ones, like Emile Griffith and Luis Rodriguez, come around. Lot of old-timers say 'Give me a ten. Give me a five.' I give 'em. Boom. A ten here. Boom. A ten there. Booni, A two. I know how it is. He needed it or he wouldn't have asked. "One thing I don't get. How come. I'm not in the Hall of /Isloti. One hundred and three <nockouls. Willie's In it. I been ip for election several times. 5ut nothing.. What does a guy iavo to do? Yeah. I can't figure ,t. Can you? "It's the greatest, though, being undefeated champ, People respect you and call you champ. You feel good. You can hold "• your head high. Yeah. Tell '4m;,,. Sandy's fine and well off." -V.V A telephone rang. It was for-Sandy. He excused himself and;,,,; trotted off, in his duck-waddle;.^ fashion. The heels of his glossy,,,,/ black leather shoes clicked on,^.. the shiny green concrete floor.; The toothpick was 'Still in his,-,mouth. His head Was high. <-;•• FORD COUNTRY LEADERS PORTER WILBANKS FRANK ELLIS Mr. Ellis and Mr. Wilbanks tied in used car sales for the month of December. For an outstanding deal on a new '68 Ford or A-l Used Car see one of these men today. Remember prices are born at Phillips and raised elsewhere. PHILLIPS FORD SALES "YOUR SAFE PLACl TO BUY" Broadway & Chickasawba - Ph. PO 3-445S FORT SMITH, Ark—Three of the winningest coaches in Arkansas high school football his-1 tory, with a combiued coaching i experience of 46 years, will be, the mentors For the first annual i Fort Smith Northside Football Coaching Clinic, to be held January 19 and 20. ( Kenneth Stephens, named «s; the Arkansas Coach of the Year ; in 1967, will preside with coach ' Bill Stancil of Northside and C.! W. Keopple of Little Rock Hall.. . Stephens has compiled a 13- year record of 81 wins, 28 loses and nine ties, with his mark for the last three years a gaudy 30-4-2. He was named as the outstanding football coach in Arkansas for 1966, was selected as Teacher of the Year in 1966 by the North Little Bock Chamber of Commerce, and was speaker at the annual Football Clinic in Little Rock i? August, 1966. He was head coach of the East All- Star football team last year. In his five years coaching at North Little Rock, Stephens' squad won the State Championship, all classifications, both in 1965 and 1966, winning the East- ert Conference crown in 1965 and sharing the Central Conference championship with the squads coached by his fellow clinic speakers in 1966. Coaches interested in attending the clinic are advised to contact the athletic department, Fort Smith Northside High School. DO YOU MEAN TO STAND THERE AND TELL US YOU DON'T KNOW CLASSIFIED ADS BRING YOU CASH? NEW YORK State University's J. A. "Ike" Tomlinson has been named college baseball's coach of the year by his fellow coaches in the small college division. Tiie award was announced here Sunday night. Tomlinson joined the coaching staff at ASU in 1943 and took the Indians to the Southland Conference title lut •prtng. W. P. "Dutch" Fehrlng was named coach of the year in the major college division. HERMON C. JONES Bnriatii M«»'i Aiiunto c*. SS5 So. Perkins Extended Suit* 4M Ph. 682-9641 Munphli, TeuuMM Imntuc fK butt riwnln K«j, MM - PurtnmMp - Cor- poMllcn - Croup Pcniloi • «»• tlnmnt - It'i t!m« you looked at the Classified Section a little more carefully. . .you'll find all kinds of good merchandise offered for sale. . -by people just like yourself. That's how they collect extra cash that lets them have more and do more. The minute these smart people discover they no longer use or need something they own, they sell it while it still has maximum value, with a result-getting and low cost Classified Ad. Blytheville Courier News Come In and Let Our Classified Deportment Help You With Your Ad

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