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IXWTY-THE DAILY MAIL. Hagtntoay*. Ml. Chickens Could Buckeyes Continue Help Portland To Roll Gef fan Support «y KEN DONEY ««»ucl«Ud Pr*n Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - It «M.v found far-fetched, but the tour* of the Portland Storm of tfw World Football League hinges partly on chickens -- the fri\t kind. It's part of a promotional campaign by Bill Landers, di- rvv-tor of ticket marketing, to build up the crowd for Thursday night's nationally televised fame between the Storm and the Memphis Southmen. For a number of reasons, including the World Series, a crowd of only 11,032 turned out for Portland's 3-0 victor)- over the Hawaiians last week and Storm owner Bob Harris, a Canadian millionaire, warned that the franchise might be moved. It's Landers' job to perhaps double last week's attendance or maybe even sell out 33,000- seat Civic Stadium for the televised game, in which the Storm. 5-10-1, takes on a Memphis team rated "the best in the World Football League" by Portland Coach Dick Coury. Meanwhile, in Wednesday games, the Charlotte Hornets host the Florida Blazers, the Birmingham Americans face the Shreveport Steamer, the Hawaiians meet the Chicago Fire and the Philadelphia Bell plays at Southern California against the Sun. Landers, referring to the chicken firm, said, "It's their way of saying. 'Let's Help the Storm . . . You buy a regular $6 ticket for $5 at our stores and we'll give you a box of chicken free. 1 " The Storm has "about 5,000 tickets into that program," Landers said. A larger crowd is expected in Charlotte when the Hornets meet the Blazers with first place on the line in the East Division. A Charlotte victory would deadlock the teams with 11-6 records and three games remaining in the regular season. Shreveport's Jim Nance will be after the 88 yards he needs to reach 1,000 for the season when the Steamer takes on the Americans, while teammate . Rick Eber will try to improve on his league-leading 58 receptions. Birmingham boasts two of its own top 10 receivers in Dennis Homan and Alfred Jenkins. ·y HtMCMEL NISSENSON APSpwto WrNtr NEW YORK (AP) - "We «- pect another team to try and beat us, but we're not going to let it happen." So says Ohio State's Woody Hayes as the 6-0 Buckeyes get ready to defend their No. 1 ranking against 1-5 Northwestern. Chicago's injury-riddled Fire, 7-9, is looking for a spark to help snap a seven-game losing streak against the Hawaiians, 6-10. The Fire has lost Mark Kellar. who led the league in scoring before his injury, quar- "Only way to avo id it is prep- terback Virgil Carter, and re- ara tion," adds Hayes. "We'll ceiver Jim Scott. The Ha- be ready. We do want to keep waiians are hot, having taken a il four backs running." four of their last six since pick- The f our main backs are tailing up quarterback Randy Dack /^.^e Onf,^ wbo s av . Johnson, running back Vin Cle- eraging 6 9 yards a carry ments and wide receiver John quart erback Cornelius Greene Isenbarger. at 6 3 fu n back C hamp Benson The Sun already has clinched at 5 . 0 and w i ng back Brian Bas- the West Division crown with cnnagel ai ^ astonishing 13.1. ;U2-4 record. It'll be a battle of Tn ose averages have remained backs, as Southern Cal's Tonv Adams has connected for 3,216 yards while the Bell's King Corcoran is No. 2 at 3,002. Meanwhile, in developments off the field, the World Football League has divided up the remains of the defunct Detroit Wheels and the rest of the league showed its enthusiasm for the team that won only one game and lost 13. Two of the league's 10 operating teams didn't pick a player in the telephone draft Tuesday -- the Hawaiians and the Florida Blazers -- and only 16 of the 37 players on the Wheels' roster were selected. The Hawaiians passed in the draft and the Blazers have been taken over by the over league. The only point of contention came when Philadelphia chose quarterback Bubba Wyche, who signed with the Chicago Fire after the Weels went bankrupt. The league said the two clubs would have to negotiate a settlement. Gary Davidson, president of the WFL, said the league would pay the salaries of the players who weren't picked. Detroit signed no NFL players for next year. The Jacksonville team has also halted operations but the WFL said the franchise was being kept intact because of likelihood new investors will purchase the club and operate it next year. The draft was held in reverse order of the standings and Shreveport picked defensive end Mike Walker of Tulane. Former New Mexico State running back Jesse Mims was chosen by Portland and the Hawaiians passed before Wyche was selected by Philadelphia. Maryland's Manges ACC Rookie Of Week GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Freshman Mark Manges, who is getting considerably playing time as the backup quarterback for the Maryland Terrapins, has been chosen as the Atlantic C o a s t Conference football rookie of the week. The six-foot-two, 200-pounder from Cumberland, Md., directed the Terps on two scoring drives in the 47-0 win over Wake Forest. He scored his second touchdown of the year on a five-yard run in the third period. ·- Manges got in the contest early in the second quarter. He moved the Terps to the Wake Forest 23-yard line, where a field goal attempt failed. He had a 21-yard run in the drive. In the third period, he directed scoring drives of 53 and 87 yards. For the game, Manges car- straight, ried 13 times for 75 yards and completed two of four passes. For the season, he has accounted for 212 yards in total offense on 41 plays. Manges was selected for the rookie honors by a committee been made for scouts from the Cotton, Liberty, Sun, Peach and Fiesta bowl. If scouts from other bowls show up, room will be found for them. The Wolfpack dealt Maryland its only ACC loss last season, 24-22, and went on to win the league title. In 1972 the teams played a 24-24 tie. Both games were at N.C. State. Maryland coach Jerry Claiborne says he wishes N.C. State hadn't got beat by North Carolina because now, "They really have their backs to the wall." North Carolina coach Bill Dooley also says his club is catching an opponent at the wrong time. The Tar Heels play Saturday night at South Carolina, which looked good in upsetting Mississippi 10-7 for its first victory after losing five South Carolina rolled up 435 yards in total defense while holding Ole Miss to 23. Dooley says of South Carolina, "They were having their .,, ..,, , - problems earlier in the season. of the Atlantic Coast Sports but now they seem to have jell- Writers Association. «!· They're playing like last Cumberland youngster The will be on the sidelines in the opening q t - r t e r w a t c h i n g quarterback Bob Avellini perform and scouts frm various bowl games will also be watching North Carolina State pound it out w'.th the rugged Terrapins. Both are nationally ranked, the Maryland Terrapinnbjic om3 conference, before it was knocked off 33-14 by North Carolina last week. It skidded seven places from No. 10 ranking nationally. M a r y l a n d jumped three year's 7-4 USC team. One of the major reasons for their earlier problems was a rash of injuries. But now they are healthy again, and they played very well against Mississippi." North Carolina is 4-2. It received votes for this week's national rankings, but not enough to make the top 20. In other games for ACC teams Saturday, Clemson will be at Tennessee, Duke at Florida and Virginia at Wake Forest. It will be the seventh consecutive time that Clemson has last few weeks and Hayes, believe it or not, isn't happy about it. "We've had offensive consistency around 73 per cent for three straight weeks." he said. "The reason we're not getting better is using other players so much." The number will stay around the 73 per cent level again as the Buckeyes use a lot of players in beating Northwestern . .. 56-7. Last week's score was 45 right, 17 wrong and two ties for .TOT, bringing the season's Scoreboard to 279-108-12-.721. All three Upset Specials went down the drain, however, although West Virginia came within seconds of beating Miami, Fla., before losing by a point. Oklahoma 56, Kansas State 7: If that's a good score for Ohio State, why not for Oklahoma? Michigan 35, Minnesota 14: For' the Little Brown Jug Minnesota gets jugged and mugged. Alabama 42, Texas Christian 7: TCU won't stop 'Bama, even though the Horned Frogs have won all three previous meetings with the Tide. Auburn 20, Florida State 7: Auburn has never lost to FSU and there's no reason to start now. Southern California 34, Oregon State 7: USC's passing game might not be as good as it should be, but the ground game, led by Anthony Davis, is no problem. Notre Dame 14, Miami, Fla. 7: Hurricanes come on strong to avenge last year's 44-0 shellacking, but not strong enough. Upset Special of the Week . . . Baylor 21, Texas AM 20. You know the times are chari- gin' when the winner of this one is still unbeaten in Southwest Conference play. Second Upset Special .. . Georgia Tech 24, Tulane 21: Yellow Jackets are unbeaten at home since the Notre Dame opener. Third Upset Special . . . Princeton 21, Penn 21: A prize to anyone who can spell Sni- ckenberger and Bellizeare. Bonus Upset Special . . . Indiana 20. Wisconsin 15. Indiana lost by 40 to Ohio State, Wisconsin lost by 45, which means the Hoosiers are five points better. Doesn't it? Nebraska 28, Oklahoma State 17: Cornhuskers were fit to be lied last year; this time, they're Humming .. . with Dave Humm. Penn State 31, West Virginia 14: Lions always wins this one . . . or does it just seem that way? Texas Tech 24, Southern Methodist 17: Red Raiders can't afford another SWC setback. Florida 27, Duke 14: Unless the Gators decide to look ahead to Auburn. Texas 35, Rice 7: Officials won't lose this one for the Owls. Arizona State 41, New Mexico 14: Last year it was 67-24. Maryland 24, North Carolina State 22: This game and next week's meeting with Penn State will prove how good the Terps really are. Arizona 35, Brigham Young 28: Wildcats are back in their league -- the Western Athletic Conference -- after losing their unbeaten record to Texas Tech of the Southwest Conference. Miami of Ohio 35, Toledo 17: Redskins have allowed only 30 points all season. THEY'RE OFF -- ComptWon In MM Tri-SM* Li«jua crww-comrtfjf CMitipftofiofi^M now flwty »OHI ttw ttoithiB IhM Tumday aAwnoen * South HcgwMmm High School north npturad Hw Mfe (Photo by toy FlmMr) Moscow, Lake Placid Awarded Olympic Games, LA Beaten Out By GEOFFREY MILLER AP Sport* Writer VIENNA (AP) - Moscow and Lake Placid, N.Y., were chosen today to stage the 1980 Olympic Games. As expected, the International Olympic Committee chose Moscow in preference to Los Angeles, the rival candidate. Lake Placid was the only applicant for the Whiter Games. Lord Killanin, president of the IOC, announced the decisions in the crowded main room of Vienna's City Hall. He was handed a sealed envelope by an aide, tore it open and announced that Moscow had been chosen for the Summer Games. Applause broke out and people swarmed around the Russian delegation with congratulations. Mayor Tom Bradley, of Los Angeles, a 6-foot-4 former quarter-miler and basketball player, pushed his way through the throng to snake the hands of the Russians. As the hubub died down, Kill- anin announced that Lake Placid had been approved, too. He said the voting was secret and no figures would be given. But one IOC source said the voting was 39-22 for Moscow over Los Angeles, and unanimous in favor of Lake Placid. Moscow's victory was the climax of six years of all-out campaigning. The Soviet capital and Los Angeles both lost out four'years ago when Montreal was chosen for the 1978 Games. The Russians had stepped up their campaign in the last year, seeking the Olympics as the biggest event for their national prestige since the revolution. Los Angeles, meanwhile, pitched its campaign in a low key and pledged to stage an Olympics in the spirit of inter' national friendship, emphasizing that all visitors and press would enjoy complete freedom in California. Mayor Bradley and his aides shook hands with one Russian official after another? . ·'That is the spirit of the Olympics," said Los Angeles City Councilman Donald D. Lorenzen. The Lake Placid team, although virtually certain of success since they had no rival candidate, admitted they felt relieved when Killanin announced the result of the voting. "After all, we could not be sure," said Senator Ronald Stafford, one of the Lake Placid delegation. "There has been a lot of talk in the IOC of scrapping the Winter Olympics altogether, and we set out to convince the committee that we could run the Game* well." The last time the Winter Olympics were staged in the United States was in 1960 in Squaw Valley. Calif. The United States has not hosted the Summer Olympics since Los Angeles staged them in 1932. "People will be sleeping late this morning," said Bob Mack, spokesman for the Lake Placid Olympic Committee. Only an early morning rain was discouraging dancing in the streets, he said shortly after word came of the IOC decision. Sirens blared, shattering the pre-dawn silence in the community which would usually be taking a breather at this time between the crush of summer tourists and the bustle of winter sports enthusiasts. Quarterback Dave Humm Stays Healthy, Boosts Football Hopes At Nebraska places in the poll after beating teen an underdog. But the Ti- Wake Forest 47-0 for its third B ers have compiled a 3-3 upsetting straight shutout. Maryland, which will be the home team against N.C. State, is 3-0 in the league against State's 4-1. North Carolina, 2-1, also is in contention. All the other teams have lost at least two league fames. Room In the press box has record, upsetting Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Duke 17-13 last week. They have lost to Texas AM, N.C. State and by 41-0 to Maryland. Clemson coach Red Parker says his staff and players respect Tennessee, "But I don't feel any fear or opponents among all our people." Georgia 24, Kentucky 21: But it could go the other way . . and isn't that a great line? BasMtt Named NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- John Bassett, owner of the World Football League M e m p h i s Southmen, w a s named chairman of the league's executive committee. Bassett's main duty as committee head will be to recommend approval of future WFL franchise owners, a league spokesman said. By ED HOWARD Associated Pre»» Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) .Dave Humm, the quarterback who has kept Nebraska's foot- Louisiana 'IT Boosts Lead By Ttw AMociated Pran L o u i s i a n a Tech, which stretched its unbeaten streak to 17 with a 34-0 victory over Northwestern Louisiana last weekend, increased its lead as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press college division football poll. The Bulldogs, 5-0 for -the season, were favored by 30 voters on a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and received 736 points, 131 more than Delaware, which moved up to second from third with four first-place votes. The Blue Hens extended their unbeaten streak to 6-0 for the season with a 14-7 victory over Lehigh last weekend. Nevada-Las Vegas, fifth a week ago. moved up to third, within two points of Delaware, after a 37-35 victory over Boise Slate, which held on to the No. 4 spot. Nevada-Las Vegas received two No. 1 votes and 603 points while Boise State amassed 430, just five more than fifth-ranked Texas Ail. which received one top vote. Western Kentucky, ranked second last week, tumbled to seventh behind Grambllng after a 10-6 loss to Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech. Central Michigan, which received one top vote 1 ; South Dakota, and McNeesc State rounded out the top 10. Other Top 15 teams announced Tuesday are Stephen F. Austin; Alcorn A4M; Tennessee State; Western Carolina, the only other recipient of a No. 1 vole, and Elon and Eastern Kentucky, tied for 15lh. ball team in the Top 10, has lifted the hopes of Cornhusker fans with his latest exploits. Coaches and players made no bones about last week's game against the Jayhawks of Kansas being a major test for the Big Red, beaten by Missouri the week before. Humm was injured in that game, as he was in an earlier contest with Wisconsin, when Nebraska suffered its only other defeat. But "The Hummer" stayed healthy Saturday, and led the j ninth-ranked Buskers past Kansas 56-0. broke three Big Eight passing records and earned National College Back of the Week honors from The Associated Press. Humm, a senior from Las Vegas, attributed much of his success against the Jayhawks to the emphasis Nebraska coaches put on a quarterback's ability to read opposing de- fenses. Humm read the Jay- hawks as if he had written their defensive playbook. He completed 15 consecutive passes for one Big Eight mark, tossed three scoring passes to set a conference career record of 36 and completed 23 of 27 passes for an .852 percentage, the best ever achieved by a quarterback in a Big Eight game. Humm, a lefthander, estimated that he called audibles at the line of scrimmage about 40 per cent of the time Saturday, after looking over the Jayhawk defensive alignment. Coach Tom Osborne said Humm's ability as a field general probably was as important a factor in the Husker victory as his sharp passing hand. Humm, in being named AP Back of the Week, beat out: Quarterbacks Mark Driscoll of Colorado State, Steve Joachim of Temple, Gary Sheide of Brigham Young, Marty Vaughn of Perm, Cornelius Greene of Ohio State, Chris Rupee of North Carolina, Mike Cordova of Stanford. Matt Robinson of Georgia, Torn Shuman of Penn State, Craig 'Penrose of San Jose State, Jim Wagoner of Louisville and Tom Vosberg of Dayton. Running backs Rick Upchurch of Minnesota, Louis Giammona of Utah State, Joe Washington of Oklahoma, Anthony Dorset! of Pitt, Mike Williams of Iowa State, Jim Pooler of Northwestern, Archie Griffin of Ohio State, Earl Campbell of Texas. Willard Harrell of Pacific, Jeff Johnson of Fresno State, Walt Snickenberger of Princeton, Jim Herndon of Drake, Dennis Johnson of Mississippi State and Don Gesicki of Yale. Defensive backs Tom Graves of Michigan State and Jim Ness of Clemson. Mack said parties began hours before the selection of the site because citizens were confident Lake Placid, lone bidder for the Winter Games, would get the endorsement. I "Yippee," said Mrs. Diane Webber, operator of a skating lodge here. "My daughter is aiming for Ihe gold medal (in figure skating) in the 1980 Olympics." The village board has set a week of celebration for next week and the party atmosphere is likely to remain infectious. The village of 3,000 hosted the third winter Olympics hi 1932 in which Sonja Henie gained fame for her figure skating. The price tag for the Games in those days was around $2 million, a relative drop in the bucket to the $25 million it is expected to cost to stage the competition in 1980. The state is expected to be asked to ante up as much as $10 million to improve publicly owned skiing, ice skating and spectator facilities. The state appropriated $100,000 to assist Lake Placid in presenting its bid. Hubs Claim Tri-Stote Loop Title North Hagerstown placed live runners in the top twwty Tuesday and won the Tri-SUto League cross country ckaro- pionship (or the first time !· five years. "Depth on our part I think won it." North coach Pit Messina explained. "It's beea long overdue; I felt like a bridesmaid, always finishtaf seuond." North tallied 47 points edging out second-place Martinsburg with 50 and Westminster In third spot with 54 points. Also in the race were Westminster with 106 points, South Hagerstown finishing fifth with 137 points. Thomas Johnson with 177, Frederick, 180, and South Carroll in last place with 206 points. Westminster's Doug Stover won the race, covering the three : mile course at South Hagerstown in 14:35. John Doub of Waynesboro trailed Stuber by 11 seconds, beating third place Mark Michaels, also of Waynesboro. with 14:57. North's Ned Poffenberger, fifth. Jay Stouffer, seventh, Ted Schoeck, ninth, and Bill Abdulla. tenth, piled up the mints for the Hubs 'Keith tagg finished 16th for North. Waynesboro could place only three men in the top ten while Martinsburg pushed only two runners in the top group. Although a Westminster runner won the race, the Owl's next runner came in 19th and 20th. Messina added that North is not well-known for its depth, but praised his runners, saying, "The fellas ran a good race, they knew what to expect." Messina picked the top three teams Monday night saying, "On the basis of record and the last few races, it should be Waynesboro, Martinsburg and North." "Almost as I predicted the other night," a delighted Messina said Tuesday, but liking the result more than his prediction. Th« Top T«n D«J« Stuba-. West. !4:B John Doub. W«y. HM Mark Mkiutb. Wi r ] 17 Chris Foi. Mart. 15 07 Nrf FWftobergcr. X. 15:11 Greg Staley, W«y. 1S:1Z Jay Stouffer. N. 11:33 Grtf Draper. Mart. lt:» Ted Schorr*. N. 14:42 ' Bill Abdula N. 15 C California Lineman Enjoys Game South Booters Slip By North Terry Miller scored seconds after North Hagerstown tied the game Tuesday and South Hagerstown edged the Hubs, 21, in a Washington County Scholastic league soccer game. It was the second time the Rebels beat their cross-town rivals .this season. North suffered a 6-2 defeat earlier in the year. The victory kept South's hopes alive' for the county soccer crown. The Rebels are now 4-1-2, trailing Williamsport w h i c h is 5-0-2 in c o u play. "It was a very tight ballgame all the way," Hubs' coach Roulette said. "They beat us pretty bad the first time. We played , a much better soccer game today. Rick Troxell gave South an early 1-0 lead midway in the first half. The score remained the same until North's Pete Breza scored with less than four minutes remaining, knotting the game. "South controls the bail very well," Roulette declared. "1 think that's (heir big thing." Goalie Hans Woodward had 19 saves for the Hubs while S o u t h ' s Steve Youngblood grabbed 10 shots from the goal. Players Injured WASHINGTON (AP) - Running barks Herb Mul-Key and By ERIC PREWITT AP Sport* Writer i BERKELEY. Calif. ( A P ) - A 1 lot of good things, such as newcomer Paul Von Der Meh- den, have happened to the University of California's football program this year. "We've had a good time so far," says Von Der Mehden, The Associated Press Lineman of the Week who was selected for his over-all play and game-saving tackle in a 17-14 Pacific-8 victory over Oregon State last Saturday. The middle guard, who transferred from a junior college last spring, pulled down Beavers' quarterback Alvin White on a fourth-down play at the Cal two-yard line with 18 seconds remaining. It was his llth unassisted tackle of the game. He assisted in seven others. Oregon State had two fourth-down chances to score. After missing a field goal, the Beavers got a second chance because of a penalty. With the line of scrimmage moved inside the four, Coach Dee Andros decided, "We had an excellent chance for a touchdown." Cal decided otherwise, "and when the left side of our lino plugged up the outside, White had to cut right Into me," said Von Der Mehden, The victory was the Bears' fifth straight since . an opening game, four-point lots to Florida. Cal will take its No. 20 ranking Into Saturday's game here against UCLA, another contender for the Pac-8 title. Cal shares the Pac-8 lead with Southern California but is ineligible for the Rose Bowl. The Bears are on National Collegiate Athletic Association probation through this season because of recruiting violations that occurred before Mike White became coach three years ago. The Bears finished 4-7 last year, star quarterback Vince Ferragamo left school and transferred to Nebraska this summer and prospects for success seemed nil. But Steve Bartkowski, a senior, took over at quarterback and now ranks seventh among the nation's major college passers. And the defense has allowed Only 14 points per game, compared to 34 last season. In winning Lineman of the Week honors, Von Der Mehden beat out: Defensive tackles Doug English of Texas, Bob Shaw of Harvard and Rod Broadway of North Carolina. Middle guard Dowey Selmon of Oklahoma and Fred Snipes of Appalachian State. Linebackers Tom Ruud of Nebraska, Bruce Elln of Ohio State, Art Still of Kentucky and Brad Storm of Iowa State. Offensive guard Tom Classic of Virginia. the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Mul-Key has a dislocated shoulder and will undergo surgery. Smith broke a leg in Sunday's game against the New York Giants. GEORGMA SFtiVN "TheDevI h Mas Jones" Is for rent! GIRIS FOR RENT

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