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TAGGED TOPICS By E»HL TAGL1ABUE 'Strayed From the Facts' The daily mail bag brought a rather lengthy epistle from Edward J. Garich, director of public relations for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), in which he took this corner to task for recent comments on why Texas AI was bypassed for the Holiday Bowl. · Following are excerpts from .the letter: ' · . "The column strayed from the facts in several important points, and I am sure you would like to have the facts in hand before matins; comment on the situation to any greater extent. "Item, One: The delending champion gets no automatic entry into any of our championships inasmuch as teams may vary widely from year to year due to graduation losses, etc. CORPUS CHRIST! TIMES, Tugs., Dec. 20, 19SO 5-B ·^fr* 8 *^^ * · B B S rat S f Thus, the invitation of any team merely because of its championship of a previous year would be in many cases to choose a ; team, which would not measure ^ up to the quality required, |jij "Item Two: While Texas AI did indeed turn in some impres- ,,- sive scores during the season, 4 your column fails to mention -I lhat it was defeated by East " Texas Stale and tied by Trinity. Our'rating committee is required to study the re-suits of all games; not merely selected ones. "Hem Three: Your charge of "pels" in the NAIA is so ridiculous as to be laughable. I do not know. t 0 whom you refer, but I think you will find that all the rating systems of which I have knowledge this year, rated the four teams we chose rather 'One-Man Poll' Denied "Item Four: Your statement about Texas AI being subject to 'Al DUCT'S one-man rating system' is Hbelous and absolutely untrue and can be without question, proved wrong. The rating committee this year consisted of 41 coaches throughout the United States. The ballots were college competition in that conference, making a total of five years college competition in all. Our organization's governing body, the Executive Committee, then voted last year to accept Texas'A£I for the football playoff program despite the fact that counted as they are in the AP two of its players had not met poll of colleges and the results thp minimum ctan^avrf r ;« ^ poll of colleges and the results tabulated. Mr. Duer does not ; even have a vote, nor does any other person in this office. These are FACTS, Mr. Tagliabue, . not the errant fancy of some per-, eon without access to the facts. "Finally, and probably the tnost damaging flaw in your argument, is that you completely , fail to mention the fact that Texas AH failed to live up to the eligibility regulations of this organization and 1 can' absolutely say that had Texas AI lived up to NAIA regulations in regard to eligibility, the team would have been invited to participate on the basis of 'tis ranking. the minimum standards .in semester hours of credit (12) and allowed the college to participate as an exception to our rules lor that time only, minus the two piayers mentioned. We were assured that in future years, this new policy would be followed. It was quite a disappointment to us, therefore, to learn that Texas Al had violated the ''5-year" rule this season. The college in fact, requested that it again' be accepted in the playoffs in exception to the nile, despite .the fact NAIA had clearly stipulated that there would he no further exceptions to our eligibility re-gu-. lations in choosing teams for) NEW YORK. (NBA) - Balance was the motif in the National Football League this year.. The Green Bay Packers have it. The title-flying Philadelphia Ea-' gles finally achieved if. the men .of the NFL proved it, in their sixth annual All-Players' All-Pro team, released today by Newspaper Enterprise Association and the Caller-Times, The team will be assembled in Los Angeles Jan. 15, the night ol the Pro Bowl Game, and honored at an awards dinner (sponsored by the Fleer chewing guni company). The ballots of the 500 performers on the 13 teams in the NFL reveal a virtual dead heat between East and West in nailing down the 22 honor spots on (he offensive and defensive platoons. «The Western Division placed six each on of- lense-.and defense. The Eastern half of me league featured six on offense and five on defense. '' . If that counts up to 23, you're right, because the 1960 All-Pro team takes a distinct digression with 12 men on the attacking unit. 'There was no splitting out Paul Hornung of Green Bay and John David Crow of St. Louis for the second halfback spot. Homung . merely set a new NFL season scoring record. Crow was the an- vil tor the poundingest ground attack in professional ball. Leader of th e unit is Norm Van BrocMin, the Eagies' Player-oft h e . - Year, winner of the Jim Thorpe Trophy, an inspirational veteran who suppiants Baltimore's Johnny Unitas, at lea.st for this year, as the finest quarterback. Tne only other issue on offense involved Tommy McDonald, Van's favorite target, and the Cardinals' Sonny Handle in contention for the second end position to pair with popular Raymond Berry of the Colts. The little Eagle finally roosted there because he · delivered the touchdowns .(at the rate of one a game) when they meant most. Berry and guard Jim Ray Smith and center Jim Ringo of Cleveland were the leading vote attractions on offense. Joe Schmidt, who recovered "from a shoulder injury to perk up (he Detroit Lions, key s the defensive unit from the middle linebacker's position. Schmidt is the so! e survivor of the first balloting, in 1955. for. this most representative of all-star teams, ciiosen by the players who have to contend on the field of action with these superb performers. Like always, Joe drew the high- est plurality among linebackers. Technically, the inclusion o* Chicago's Bill George and New York's Sam Huff (both repeaters from 1959, too) as his running mates can be faulted, for they p!ay the same middle spot as Joe and some experts contend they should be segregated from corner linebackers. But they're the three the players saluted as the best-at any spot .behind the front line of defense. Old standbys like Gino Marchetti The Colts' end, and d e f e n s i v e backs Dick Lane of the Lions and J i m m y Patton of the Giants breezed to another set of laurels. The Bears' Doug Atkins finally made the jump from the second team, ousting Andy Robustelli of the Giants at a flank. Despite their late season tailspin, the Colts still managed to corral five spots on both units. Only three teams -- Pittsburgh. Los Angeles and Dallas -- are not represented. Tne Steelers and Rams find soiace in second team placements. There are no recruits on the 1960 All-Players' All-Pro team. In this company, a guy waits his turn. OFFENSE FIRST TEAM Ray Berry, Baltimore E Tommy McDonald, Phiis. E Bob St. Clair, San Fran. T Jim Parker, Baltimore T Jim Ray Smith, Cleveland G Jack Stroud, New York G Jim Ringo, Green Bay c Norm Van Brocklin, p'hila. Q Lenny Moore. Baltimore H Paul Hornung, Greet 1 . Bay H John David Crow, St. L. (tie) Jim Brown. Cleveland F SECOND TEAM Kyle Rote, New York Sonny Handle, ?£. Louis Roosevelt Brown, New York Forrest Gregg, Green Bay, Art Spinney, Baltimore Bruce Bosley, San Francisco ' Art Hunter, Los Angeles John Unitas, Baltimore Bobby Mitchell, Cleveland Tom Tracy, Pittsburgh Jim Taylor, Green Bay OFFENSE HONORABLE MENTION: Jim Phillips, Los Angeles; Buddy Dial, Pittsburgh: J. D. Smith, Philadelphia; Jerry Kramer; Green Bay; John Nisby, Pittsburgh; Ray Wietecha, New York; Jon Araert, Los Angeles. DEFENSE FIRST TEAM Gino Marchetti, Baltimore E Doug Atkins, Chicago E Gene Lipscomb, Baltimore T Bob Toneff, Washington T Joe Schmidt, Detroit LB Bill George, Chicago LB Sam Huff ( New York LB Dick Layne. Detroit H Tom Brookshier. Phila. K Jerry Norton, St Louis S Jimmy Patton, New York S SECOND TEAM Andy Robustelli, New York John Paluck, Washington Henry Jordan, Green Bay Ernie Stautner, Pittsburgh John Reger, Pittsburgh Bill Forester, Green Bay Bill Pellington, Baltimore Abe \Voodson, San Francisco Yale Lary, Detroit Don Bin-roughs, Philadelphia Dave Baker, San Francisco DEFENSE _ HONORABLE MENTION: Frank Fuller, St. Louis; Leo Nomel- uni, San Francisco; Chuck Bednarik; Philadelphia- Cliff Livin*s- ton. New York; Dean Derby, Pittsburgh; Andy Nelson. Baltimore; Ed Meador, Los Angeles. NAIA regulations require that -N'AIA championship events. The college was aware of this regulation and aware of the conference amendment, but continued to use these men in their' fifth year of college competition on the grounds that they had been recruited under the old system. This left us with no choice in the -matter and the Texas AI application was referred to our Eligibility Committee, which took the only course open to it and recommended Texas AI not be invited to participate." member colleges' must observe our minimum eligibility regulations throughout the . season in order to be able to compete in our championship program. In 1959, the Lone Star Conference, after a series of meetings with our organization, amended its constitution to the effect that junior college graduates would be allowed only two years of c o m p e t i t i o n in senior college, where they had been allowed three years of senior 11 in the elite list today with the addition of unbeaten Auburn. Ohio 10 teams of a week ago, plus State and Bradley still rule the Auburn, although many of the Jnst. (earns, was shifted.. The poll was How come 10 becomes 11 in The based on .games played through Associated Press' weekly ratings? Saturday night The votes of .the 36 sports writers and sportcasters in the national panel brought about a tie for 10th Importance of Losses Vary We admit the possibility--as did Mr. Garich--of being off base at times. However, in reference to Item Tw 0 above: Texas AI lost two games in 1959 (later having one abolished by a forfeit) with the ! second one coming near the end of the season when defeats normally count more heavily in bowl possibilities than early season losses. The I960-team won its last six games in a row, all but one of them by whopping scores. In reference to Item Four, possibly Mr. Duer does not vote, bu-t we would be hard to convince he does r.ot exercise powerful influence and has at least the next-to-last word over selections for the four-team playoffs. AI Coach Gil Steinke commented, in regaitTfo the "five- year rule" that there was only on e AI player involved, guard Jesse Ijonghofer. Steinke, who said he led the fight to abolish the five-year eligibility in the Lone Star, said he told the NAIA last year that the school had an obligation to Longhofer for this fifth year and that it would live up to that obligation. Steinke volunteered to drop Longho'er for th c playoffs if the Javeliriss were selected. And finally, it will always seem strange to us, as mentioned several weeks ago, that after the NAIA teams had been selected, AI suddenly jumped from sixth or seventh in the ratings to third in the final poll. That certainly seems a high position for a team that "was defeated by East Texas State and tied by Trinity." We might suggest that although 'our rating committee is required to study the results of all games, not merely selected ones", those two early-season games suddenly were not quite as important the last week as they had been previously. By The Associated Press College basketball's top 10 has Carolina State. between North Carolina and North BAYLOR, TECH LQSI By The Associated Press The Southwest Conference basketball teams that played broke even with two victories and two defeats Monday night to better their intersectional pre-season record. Southern Methodist defeated Minnesota 63-60, Texas Christian won 7S-74 over Oklahoma City University, Tiilsa whipped .Baylor 73-66. and Vnndcrbilt decision- cd Tevas Tech Sfl-78 in the Monday night contests. The 2-2 split left the conference with a l't-29 mark for the pve- holirlay grind. Wednesday night's games include Arkansas vs. Tennessee at Little Rock. Texas Christian vs. Centenary at Shreveport, and Texas' vs. Alabama at Little Rock. Texas Tech battled undefeated Vanderbilt all the way before becoming the Commodores' sixth consecutive victim. Tech surged ahead in the second period, after trailing 40-41 at the half, but Bobby Bland put the Commodores ahead for keeps "S-77 with just two minutes left. Tech's biggest bulge of the night was 6-1-60 with Dli minutes loft. Tiilsa made good at the foul line !n the final three minutes to defeat winless Baylor In Waco Leading only 66-63 with 3:00 left, the Hurricane sank five free Jtrows to widen the gap. Baylor ed most of the first half but Tailed 38-40 at the intermission. It was the Bears' seventh loss in as many starts. Southern Methodist, with Steve Strange scoring 22 points, stopped Minnesota in Dallas but had to come from behind time and again to \rin as the Gophers turned on the heat in the second half. James Thompson's 16 points anj Jon Larson's .10 made three ponies shooting in double figures. The fans at Fort Worth, where Texas Christian defeated Oklahoma City University, got a bigger show than they pair their money to see. OCU climbec within two points of TCU and of ficial Odell Preston called a'deli- berate foul on OCU's Eugene Tsoodle. Thc OCU coach, Abe Lemons," debated the ball, Preston then ruled a technica foul and official Johnny Morrov and OCU players had to restrain Lemons while two OCU players held Preston as hot words were exchanged. OCU oufshot the Christian from the field, hut the Frogs won the game fin thc boards. Jerrj Cobb of TCU was the game' leading scorer with "2A points. DALLAS, Tex. (AP)--A spectacular crop of rookies, led by Abnef Haynes of the Dallas Texans, won four individual statistics titles, in their, first year of play in the new American Football League. Haynes, the galloping siar from North Texas State, won the rushing title and was the. punt return diadem. In rushing, Haynes picked up S75 yards on 156 carries to edge Paul Lowe of Lo s Angeles by 20 yards. Houston's Billy Cannon finished third with 544 yards, edging eammate, Dave Smith by only ne yard. In the scoring race, Denver hal(- ack Gene Mingo, a rookie without college experience, edged old pro 3eorge Blanda of Houston. Mingo cored 323 points to 115 for Blanda. Jack Spikes, Dallas' rookie full- tack from Texas Christian, scored 03 points for third place in rush ng. ' Paul Maguire, Los Angeles ookie end from The Citadel, won he punting title with an average if 40.5 yards. The teeders: RUSHINfi LEADERS C lovnes, Dallas .... .owe. L- A. ...... Cannon, Houston .. Smith, Houston *. . ...00, Denver .. Blanco, Houston iDlVci, Delias ,, ..hodcley. H. Y. Anolonlon. L. A. 14 14 14 14 ISA 375 1J5 8SS 15? 154 33 $4 47 9 « 13 Tne selectors picked the same BING, GOPHERS SWAP CRACKS LOS ANGELES. W -- Minnesota's Gophers ran into a casually dressed but determined Washington booster Monday -- and got a draw in the battle of wisecracks. The Washington fan was singer Bing Crosby, who was born in Tacoma and whose loyalty to his home state remains fiiTn. Wasliington meets Minnesota in the Jan. 2 Rose Bowl football game. "How are tlie odds on me game?" he asked the Gophers. "I'm a Washington man and I'll he* for the Huskies." "It's okay." said 250-pound tackle Frank Brixius. "I. un. riersiand you can afford to lose it." Awarded Series CHARLESTON. S.C. (AP) -Lookout Mountain. Tenn., has been awarded the 1961 Little Boys League baseball world series, Danny Jones, commissioner of the program, said Monday. There were no changes in the first two spots. Ohio State's NCAA , champions (4-01 were the unani-j; mous choice' of. the 36 for first and j Bradley (6-0) was almost as solid for second. Detroit (4-1), third a week -ago, 11; fell to eighth and St. Bonaventure} I (6-0) moved up from sixth to!?: third. Indiana (4-15 held firm in j^' fourth place, but North Carolina); (3-2), beaten by Kentiicky and Kansas State, fell'from fifth to a tie for 10th with N.C. State (5-1). Louisville (8-0) jumped from ninth to fifth, and St. John's U-0) advanced from seventh to sixth. Duke (5-0) also received a promo- v tion. from eighth to seventh. Au- 3 burn (0) earned the ninth spot by " beating Alabama 74-62 for the Birmingham Classic title. It was I Auburn's 14th straight victory f over a two-year span. The lenders wilh won-lost records and first piece volts In parentheses with po'mfs on a 10-9-3 etc. basis (records Inrough gomes of Saturday): 1. Ohio-Slate (36) (4-0) ·" 2. Brcdiey (6-0) 3.'St. Bonavanfura (6-0) ....... 4. Indiana (4-l 5. Louisville (S-OJ *. SI. John's («) 7. Duke (5-0) 8. Detroit 4-l) 9. Auburn (5-0) 10. North Carolina (3-2} H.C. State (5-1) j, Olfwrs receiving votes; Kansas Stole 35, Providence 24, UCLA IS. Colorado 17, St. Louis 5, VanderbW 14, U!oh », Woke Forest 11, Kansas and Droke 13 ecch. Memphis Stole 7, Kentucky 6, Purdue i, Duquesne 3, utoh Stcia 1, Maro.ue!te. Virginia Tech, Illinois, Iowa anc"Sefon Half, 1 ccch. A I I ^ J ? OGETHER -- Coaches of the two teams for the 13th - *r- -v, 1 A i 1 " Star Shrme § ame to be P^yed in the Orange'Bowl-Deic % met m Miami Monday over a sip of coconut juice. The coaches will meet their squads for the first time today. From left to right are Paul (Bear) Bryant Elf ft"f L? a hv Ha11 ° f Army ' Darre11 Royal of Texas and Ch almers (Bump) ° (AP Aussies Defer Action On U. S. Cup Team MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Lawn Tennis Association of Australia Monday night deferred decision on what action it should take on the behavior o! U.S. Davis Cuppers playing in Australia. The association met in Camera i« to consider reports on .incidents 'TDS PAT FG TP which occurred during the inter{| J^ zone final between the United n 103 States and Italy in Perth Dec. M2. KENNEDY OUTLINES NEW YORK. «1 -- President-elect John F. Kennedy Tuesday outlined a physical fitness program planned by his administration. Kennedy, in a copyrighted article in Sports Illustrated, said the growing softness of Americans "is s menace to our security as well as our ability to live up to the challenges which lie ahead." He expressed alarm that mere had been no improvement in the fitness of our youth despite the attention paid to the subject in the last five years. The president-elect suggested a four-step fitness plan: 1. Establishment oi a White House committee on health and filness to carry out a program to improve the physical condition of the nation. 3. Make physical fitness of our youth the direct res^n- sibility of thc Department ol Health, Education and Welfare. 3. Invite the governor o! each state to attend an annual national youth fitness congress. ·J. 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