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The Salina Journal Saturday, January 11,1986 Page 16 A year later, Hartman has changed KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jack Hartman plans no special observance on the anniversary of his brush with death. He'll run his Kansas State basketball team through its usual Monday practice routine, perhaps view some film, maybe have a go at the paper work that never seems to go away. There will be no special observance on the anniversary of his heart attack. But there will be a few highly significant changes between the Jack Hartman of Jan. 13,1985 and the Jack Hartman of Jan. 13, 1986. This Jan. 13, he'll try to make time for some physical exercise. This Jan. 13, he'll keep a, closer eye on what he eats. And most notably on this Jan. 13, there will be no cigarette smoking. "But I'm not saying I won't be thinking about cigarettes," said Hartman, who has overcome a decades-old nicotine habit. "About the only thing that I'm conscious of is the smoking." On the evening of Jan. 13,1985, the most successful basketball coach in Kansas State history began having chest pains. They got worse. Within hours, he was in a Topeka hospital undergoing emergency bypass surgery. A long period of rehabilitation was followed by a delightful prognosis, and his doctor's permission to resume a full, demanding schedule of coaching the K-State Wildcats. And to give the story an even happier ending, his youth-laden team is winning more games than it's losing and showing great promise for the future. All in all, says Hartman, it's been a very interesting year, and one he's glad to put behind him. It's been a year since Jack Hartman suffered a heart attack and missed half of the 1984-85 basketball season. "The only thing I'm conscious of is the smoking," Hartman said in a telephone interview from his office in Manhattan, Kan. "I try to exercise every day and be conscious of my diet, and that's about it. But the diet part is very tough when you travel. And we just went through the holiday season, and that's tough. But I think I did pretty well." One thing he has refused to do is be cowed by the experience. "I don't live in fear of it happening again," he said. "If it happens, it happens. Do you want to walk around on eggshells the rest of your life? Heck, no. You just want to be grateful for having come through the experience and grateful for everything that happened, for the care and the kindness you received from so many people." The way the youthful Wildcats have performed in the first part of the 1985-86 season would lift any coach's spirits. After Thursday's victory over Abilene Christian, Hartman's charges were 12-3, including a 5-3 log on the road. "I'm very pleased with the overall picture, but we haven't played quite as well recently," Hartman said. "I think that may be because we've been playing a lot of games in a short period of time and haven't had enough time to get one game out of our system and get ready for another. We played Marquette at home on a Thursday night, then went to North Texas State to play on Saturday." One of the brightest additions for the Wildcats has been Norris Coleman, an army veteran who in his first year at K-State is averaging almost 20 points and eight rebounds a game. Another freshman, Benny Green, is beginning to gain more playing time and averaging almost 10 points a game. "Norris has played very well for us offensively, ever though he's had a couple of games that did not meet the standards he's set for himself. But he's doing a good job. You've got to keep in mind this is his first year. Joe Wright has also played well for us and Benny Green is beginning to play very well. "In some ways, a young team is more fun than a veteran bunch because there's so much teaching you can do, and you have the satisfaction of seeing them develop and learn and progress." Hartman added. "And I think we've done that. They've done a good job and picked up some valuable experience." Speaking of valuable experience reminds Hartman of Jan. 13, 1985. It's been one short year by the calendar, one long, long time in the life of a man. NCAA plans to toughen academic standards NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As many as 2,000 hiph school seniors may be ineligible to play major college sports next fall under the NCAA's plan to toughen academic standards for athletes. Known as Proposition 48, the proposal will be debated Monday at the annual NCAA convention in New Orleans, probably for the last time before it takes effect on Aug. 1. A study by the National Collegiate Athletic Association indicates that approximately half of next year's freshmen athletes — as many as 2,000 students — may be academically ineligible under the plan. The figure is based on test scores of 1977 and 1982 freshmen classes. However, NCAA officials stress that since 1982, students have consistently scored higher on college entrance exams. The study is expected to be released at the convention. "There is no question that some of the most highly skilled athletes will not be competing as freshmen," said Wilford S. Bailey of Auburn, secretary-treasurer of the NCAA. "It is staggering. It will be a shock wave the first couple of years or so, but I really do believe (athletes) will do what it takes," said Prentice Gautt, associate commissioner of the Big Eight. A freshman who is ineligible under the new guidelines still can receive an athletic scholarship at a Division I school, but cannot play or practice for one year or until a satisfactory academic record is established. "It does not close the door to educational opportunity," Bailey said. "But it means no participation and no practice as freshmen in Division I until they've demonstrated their ability to handle college work. "Athletics should be an auxiliary activity," Bailey said. "If large numbers of students being brought to these institutions are not prepared for college work, then they are in fact being exploited. There's been too much of that." As passed by the NCAA three years ago, Proposition 48 would require a grade-point average of at least 2.0 of a possible 4.0 in math, English and science, scores of 700 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or 15 on the American College Testing exam. But last fall, the NCAA Council and the Presidents Commission modified the plan with a more flexible three- year, phase-in period. For example, students entering college this fall could still play sports with a 1.8 grade-point average as long as they scored at least 740 on the SAT or 17 on the ACT. In turn, if a student had a higher grade-point average, say 2.2, scores of only 660 on the SAT and 13 on the ACT would be needed. For the 1987-88 school year, the index would be reduced to where a 720 SAT or 16 ACT could offset a 1.9 grade point; and a 2.1 grade point could offset a 680 SAT or 14 ACT. Then, in August 1988, the original language of the proposal would take effect. The average score for blacks taking the SAT in 1983-84 was 715. The average score for whites was 932. A perfect score is 1,600. Most opposition to Proposition 48 centers on the test score requirement, with some officials maintaining that the standardized tests did not reflect the cultural and education background of most blacks. Black educators have said that while they are not opposed to higher academic standards for athletes, the proposal should ensure that blacks would not' suffer disproportionate consequences. "It's a misuse and abuse of testing," said Josepl] Johnson, president of mostly black Grambling University. "This point has been made by many people in education. "All those major institutions who are pushing this legislation, if they had been honest, if they had used integrity and done what they should have done with these kids all along, we would not have this problem," he said. 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The 58 percent Central shot in the first half and 63 percent mark the 'Stangs sported when they had their 38-19 lead were the best numbers Central's put on the board all season, Wahlgren acknowledged. "We've been working hard in practice trying to come together as a team, and we've been feeling like we've been making progress. But we hadn't been able to carry that over into a game until tonight," Wahlgren said. "We've been trying to stress on- the-court communication, and our communication between the five players on the court started showing tonight. "We've been trying to improve our confidence, and the kids were confident tonight. Getting out quick like that helped. "Tonight the kids communicated well and they were confident. When they had the shot, they just stepped up and took it." Both teams return to action at home next Friday — Central against Junction City and South against Topeka West. SALINA SPRING AND AXLE 913-827-9308 SINCE i 1-800-432-8275 672 S. 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The NCAA said Northeast provided Perry with illegal transportation and lodging while she was being recruited, that she was loaned a wristwatch, illegally introduced to a representative of the university's athletic interests and also shot a few baskets at Northeast's gym with an assistant coach watching. Also, the NCAA said the assist- ant coach — no longer at the school — lied to investigators looking into the matter. Perry was with the team for its Southland Conference opener against Arkansas State on Saturday, and she was not available for comment. Northeast made it to the women's Final Four last season with the 6-foot-4 Perry averaging over 18 points and almost 13 rebounds a game through her freshman season. She was among the nation's most hotly recruited women during her senior season at Brookhaven, Miss., where she led her high school team to a 40-0record. 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