The Salina Journal Thursday, January 30,1986 Page 13 Loder wrestles with athletic future By STEPHEN WHITE Sports Writer Darrel Loder's is not an uncommon dilemma. A standout athlete in two sports, Loder, a senior at Salina Central, is faced with choosing which avenue — football or wrestling — he'll take to college. And that choice may have gotten a just a bit tougher Tuesday when it was announced at a school assembly that Loder had been selected to play in the 12th annual Kansas Shrine Bowl football game Aug. 2 in Lawrence. "Right now, I don't have a preference," said Loder, a bronze medalist in last year's Class 5A state wrestling tournament who is 18-0 this season. "From the personal standpoint, I enjoy wrestling more because I know everything I do out there is on my own, whereas in football, sometimes it depends on other people, too, and how well they perform." But the exposure the Shrine Bowl offers and the instant recognition that accompanies such a selection could influence major college football coaches who, because of Loder's non-herculean size, have not recruited the two-time 1-70 all-league center and noseguard. "I'll probably go to a juco for two Journal photo Darrell Loder...football or wrestling? years and get all of my general education courses out of the way," said Loder, whose 3.97 grade point average surpasses even his athletic skills. "Then I'll transfer to a four- year school for the rest.'' And play football or wrestle? "I'd like to," he said, as a cautious but irrepressible smile swept across his face. As proud as he is, Loder maintains an angelic immodesty. For one thing, athletic success — at least at this level — has been a recent development in his life. As a youngster, Loder was among his school's better athletes, but that's as far as it went. "I'd qualify for state in (Kids) Federation wrestling, but I didn't have what it took to place at state," he said. And in football, Loder never received any accolades until he was switched from fullback to center as a junior. "I didn't really care where I played so long as I played," he said. "I remember as a sophomore I played blocking back and I started there on varsity. But then when the next year started, (coach Ted) Stein asked me to play center. You know, a lot of guys would have said, 'No way.' But I told Stein it was all right with me so long as I could play and I was doing something good for the team." It proved to be a good move for Loder, as well. "All the coaches were saying how good I'd been doing, but I didn't really think about it until they named me all-league center. That was a real shock, because I never did think I was that good. I have always underestimated myself. "Before that time, I just figured I was the average player. Me, I didn't think I was anything great. But then, Briefly Sheridan Shockers out to snap losing skid WICHITA — Wichita State and Southern Illinois square off tonight in a battle of the Missouri Valley Conference cellar-dwellers. Tip-off is set for 8:05 p.m. at Levitt Arena. Wichita State, a loser its last six times on the basketball court, and Southern Illinois are at the bottom of the MVC standings with 1-5 records. The Shockers are 8-9 overall and the Salukis 5-13. Shocker coach Gene Smithson has shaken up his lineup in an effort to snap the skid, the team's longest since losing nine in a row to open the 1969-70 season. Junior guard Lew Hill returned to the starting lineup last Saturday after missing four games with a torn groin muscle. Ted Williams, a 6-10 freshman, will start at center and sophomore Clint Not-more will start in the backcourt with Hill. Gus Santos and Sasha Radunovich remain the starting forwards. Southern Illinois is led by sophomore guard Greg Matta, who averages 15.4 points a game, and junior forward Doug Novsek, who averages 13.5 a game. Sheridan signs pact with Royals KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Outfielder Pat Sheridan signed a one- year contract Tuesday with the Kansas City Royals. Royals general manager John Schuerholz announced the signing of Sheridan, who split time in right field last season with Darryl Motley. Terms of Sheridan's contract were not disclosed. He had filed a $275,000 salary request for arbitration, and the Royals offered him $195,000. Motley — who is seeking $290,000 and was offered $220,000 — is one of five remaining Royals players who is eligible for arbitration. The others are pitcher Bret Saberhagen, who won the American League's Cy Young Award and was named the most valuable player in the World Series; first baseman Steve Balboni; shortstop Onix Concepcion, and pitcher Charlie Leibrandt. Five elected to WSUhall of fame WICHITA — Three former Wichita State student-athletes — in- Icuding basketball stars Lynbert "Cheese" Johnson and Marguerite Keeley — and two athletic trainers have been elected for induction into the Shocker Sports Hall of Fame. Elected in balloting by the eight-person Hall of Fame Board of Directors were Ben Anzola, a tennis star from 1964-66; Johnson, a four- year starter in basketball from 1976-79; Keeley, a center on the women's basketball team from 1975-77; trainer Lester "Doc" Needham, who served from 1945-58 and trainer Tom Reeves, who served from 1962-78. Neeham and Reeves will be honored posthumously. The induction of the five will bring the number of members in the Hall of Fame to 52. Induction ceremonies will be conducted prior to the Feb. 8 basketball game between WSU and Indiana State at Levitt Arena. KickoffClassic pairs Tide, Buckeyes EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J. (AP) — The 1986 college football season will begin in late August when Alabama and Ohio State, two traditional powers with a total of 1,213 victories and similar 71 percent records of success, meet in the fourth annual Kickoff Classic. The announcement was made Wednesday at Giants Stadium, site of the game, with the actual date—either Aug. 27 or 28—to be announced shortly. Alabama (9-2-1) finished 13th and Ohio State (9-3-0) 14th in the 1985 Associated Press rankings and, with 16 starters returning to each team, both are expected to be strong again next season. The competing teams are guaranteed a minimum of $550,000 apiece. Pro wrestling comes to Concordia CONCORDIA — After a four-year absence, the National Wrestling Alliance is returning to north-central Kansas with professional matches scheduled Monday at Bryant Gymnasium on the campus of Cloud County Community College. Two championship matches and a 10-man Over-The-Rope Battle Ryal top the night of action that will begin at 8 p.m. Bulldog Bob Brown will defend his Central States title against Rufuis R. Jones. Tag team champions Brad and Bart Batten will defend their Central States title against Sheik Abdullah and Tarzan Goto. Tickets for the event are on sale at Coppoc Sports and Awards in Concordia, Larry's Food Store and from coach Harry Kitchener and Jon Froelich at CCCC. General admission tickets will be available at the door. KU names marketing director LAWRENCE (AP) — Kent Weiser, acting ticket manager since Aug. 1 in the University of Kansas athletic department, was named director of marketing on Wednesday. KU athletic director Monte Johnson said Weiser would take responsibility for the coordination of all athletic department ticket sales promotions, game day promotions and advertising. Weiser also will continue as women's golf coach. Johnson said Diane Wehmeyer, a ticket office employee since 1976 and assistant ticket manager since July 1, would succeed Weiser as ticket manager. after that, I received a lot of recognition last year, being all-area and stuff. "Then I started thinking, maybe, if I grew some and if I had a real good year next year that I, possibly, could be in there (in the Shrine Bowl)." Though a fine physical specimen at 5-11, 187 pounds, Loder is lacking in extraordinary speed or size. Therefore, he said, he never assumed he'd make the Shrine Bowl roster. "I always thought I had a chance, but I didn't know how good I was compared to some other guys around," he said. "I'd just seen a lot of people who didn't make it last year, like (former teammate) Randall Horst. He was great big and strong and he was pretty good, and he didn't make it.'' But the all-league and all-area selections as a junior were encouraging. "But I remember the only one (Salinan) to make it last year was Maurice (Henry), and I'm not even comparable to Maurice, physically. And when I thought about making the Shrine Bowl, I thought of it as kind of a dream then," Loder said. "I know I'm not the great athlete. I know there're a lot of people faster and bigger than me." And there are a lot of people who'd like to be Loder's shoes come Aug. 2. Giants will stick it out in Candlestick Park SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants announced Wednesday they will play their 1986 home games in windy, foggy Candlestick Park, despite owner Bob Lurie's vow last year that the team never would take the field there again. "We've beenl struggling with! this thing tool long a time," Lurie said.I "Now we just I want to sell tickets and have a competitive team." Lurie In a statement released earlier, Lurie said he felt last October that nothing could have made him keep his team at Candlestick for another season. Why the change in attitude? "Two things have occurred which have caused me to change my mind. First, I firmly believe an agreement is within reach that will lead to construction of a new downtown stadium; second, new president and general manager Al Rosen and new manager Roger Craig, have brought a promise of excitement to the team that (San Francisco) Bay area fans deserve to see," the statement said. Lurie said negotiations with the city have made progress. "We're negotiating with the mayor to get a place we can survive in," he said. "Our last meeting was on Saturday. There has been progress. "I'm concerned with the public and want them to understand that we want to stay in San Francisco and the Bay area." Mayor Dianne Feinstein wished the team well, and said she was "delighted to hear the news that the Giants will remain at Candlestick Park for the 1986 season." She declined to comment on discussions with Lurie. The Giants finished the 1985 season with a 62-100 record, worst in franchise history and third- worst in the major leagues for the year. Lurie, who purchased the Giants in 1976, announced the team was for sale after the 1984 season, then took it off the market last winter. Ryan vows to get Eagles in playoffs PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buddy Ryan, architect of the Chicago Bears' awesome defense, was named head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday and promised to lead the National Football League team into the playoffs within two years. Ryan, after toiling in relative obscurity for most of his 18 years as a defensive specialist, was given a five-year contract for his first try as a head coach. "It's about time I branched off in this direction," Ryan said. Eagles owner Norman Braman introduced the 52-year old Ryan as the best coach in the NFL who would give the Eagles "the winning consistency they lacked over the last few years." Ryan promptly issued a prediction as bold as the Bears' attacking defensive strategy. "It will not take the five years to go to the playoffs," he said. "I'm not going to wait that long. We'll be contenders in a year or so." Bears head coach Mike Ditka wasn't upset by Ryan's departure. "The Bears played challenging, aggressive defense in the 60s," he said in Chicago. "It didn't start when Buddy came here, and it won't end because Buddy left here." Ryan was the third choice in Braman's six-week hunt for a successor to Marion Campbell whom he fired less than a week before the end of the season. Braman first sought David Shula, 26-year-old son of Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, and an assistant to his dad with the Dolphins. But nego- tiations collapsed when young Shula refused to accept a five-year option on a five-year contract. Then came Jim Mora, highly successful coach of the United States Football League Baltimore Stars. Just when it seemed Mora would be the new coach, there was an unexplained hitch. Mora on Tuesday was named head coach of the New Orleans Saints. Braman said Ryan first caught his attention Dec. 1 in an article in the New York Times. The subsequent feat of the Bears shutting out two playoff opponents vaulted him into contention for the Eagles job. Negotiations started well before the Super Bowl game last Sunday, and were completed Tuesday in meetings between Eagles general manager Harry Gamble and Ryan. Ryan's selection was surprising since Braman had been seeking an offensive-minded coach who could help the punchless Eagles put points on the board. He said he did not want a defensive specialist. Braman said he wasn't concerned that Ryan's status as a defensive coach would hurt his offensive ac- cumen. "He offers something to this game that is really unique. He's an innovator. He's an individual who approaches this game by attacking it. He's changed the whole concept of defense and what you'll see in Philadelphia is a new concept of offense as well. "I expect he (Ryan) will be the next Vince Lombard! of the National Football league," Braman said. AP Buddy Ryan...playoffs in two years. Ryan recalled his years as an assistant with the New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings and Bears. "We've been to three Super Bowls with three different clubs and our plan is to take a fourth team there, the Eagles. This is the ideal situation forme." Ryan also noted that in his career as a defensive assistant he has de- fensed "every good offense in the NFL. So, I'm qualif ied to know about it (offense) more than most offensive coordinators." Ryan became known for his "46" defense, a 5-1-5 set named after the number of a former player. It was the formation that made the Bears the top defensive team in the league and crunched the New England Pat- riots in the Bears' 46-10 Super Bowl triumph. Ryan said the Eagles, who played a 3-4 under Campbell in posting a 7-9 record last season, would switch to the 46, and predicted it would take "35 minutes" to do it. Ryan said he planned to hire eight assistants, four on defense and three on offense and a special teams coach. He said Campbell's offensive coordinator would not be on his staff. Ryan said his philosophy is "to win. I know how to win. I'll show 'em (players) how to win. And if they don't, I'll get rid of 'em." Ryan downplayed suggestions by some people in football that he is a defensive genius. "I'm just a hard working guy," he said. "I have the personality to get a lot out of people." '. Ryan assisted eight years with the New York Jets, two at Minnesota and just completed his eighth season with the Bears. A native of Frederick, Okla., he was a four-year letterman at Oklahoma State (1952-55) as an offensive guard. He started his coaching career as a defensive coordinator at the University of Buffalo from 1961-65. He served in a similar capacity at Vanderbilt and the University of Pacific before joining the Jets. Several of the Bears defensive stars have expressed dismay at Ryan's departure. Linebacker Mike Singletary said he was sorry to see Ryan leave because it might spoil the chemistry of the Bears' defense. "I guess that sounds selfish. That's how I feel. That's how we (the defense) all feel," Singletary said. Players named in Patriots scandal FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots' drug controversy heated up Wednesday with the naming of six alleged drug users. The team's player representative said the disclosure dooms its voluntary testing plan and could lead to a strike. Patriots tackle Brian Holloway, reached in Honolulu where he is preparing for the Pro Bowl, said the ' 'one thing that needs to be done is for someone to sit down and talk firsthand with Gene Upshaw (executive director of the players' union). There are so many allegations flying around, a national situation, we need to sit down at a table and talk about it. I reserve comment beyond that." Earlier, however, Holloway told the Pittsburgh Press that a "terrible injustice has been done with the naming of the alleged players. The idea that those names have come out does not mean that they have used drugs." The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Raymond Clayborn, Tony Collins, Irving Fryar, Roland James, Kenneth Sims and Stephen Starring admitted to coach Raymond Berry they had used drugs. "Some of those guys have been in a (rehabilitation) program and they're not on drugs any more," general manager Patrick Sullivan said. Sullivan said he was called by Globe reporter Ron Borges, whose story included the six names. "He read me the names and he said, 'If I print those names are you going to stand there and deny it?' And I said, 'I wouldn't stand and deny it.' " Sullivan said. "I'm reluctant to do that but I'm also reluctant to be put in a position of not telling the truth." After losing the Super Bowl 46-10 to the Chicago Bears last Sunday, the Patriots voted Monday morning in Oklahoma State trims Lady Cats STILLWATER, Okla. — Alisa Duncan sank two free throws with three seconds remaining to give Oklahoma State a 60-58 victory over Kansas State in a Big Eight Conference women's basketball game Wednesday night. Kansas State played without two starters, Cassandra Jones and Sheila Hubert, who apparently have quit the team. The two were among five players who boycotted practice last Sunday. Head coach Matilda Mossman will announce today the playing status of Jones and Hubert. K-State jumped to a 5-0 lead, but the Cowgirls then reeled off 16 unanswered points. After trailing by as many as 11 points on three occassions in the first half, the Lady Cats pulled even midway through the second half and the lead see-sawed the rest of the way. Cindy Durham pulled K-State even at 58-58 with two free throws at :59. But with :03 remaining, after an OSU timeout, Durham was called for a blocking foul on the inbounds play and Duncan converted the game-winning free throws. New Orleans to become the first team to institute voluntary drug testing. "It really breeches my confidence that he (Sullivan) would say something like that," Sims said. "I've been seeing my physician weekly and sending in specimens for well over a year. In my case, it should have said were, not are, drug users." "My name shouldn't be involved in this mess," said Clayborn, a corn- erback who also is in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. "I'll take a urinalysis for anyone." "The guys are taking steps toward getting the team cleaned up," said Fryar, a punt returner on the AFC's Pro Bowl team. "I was one of the guys who voted for it (the testing program). I'm drug-free, baby." Berry said he first learned of drug use on the Patriots shortly after succeeding the fired Ron Meyer as coach Oct. 25,1984. Susan Green stepped into the starting lineup for KSU and scored a season-high 17 points, one shy of the career- high for the 5-8 junior guard. Sue Leiding had 11 points and Thesa Fitzpatrick 10 as the Lady Cats dipped to 2-3 in Big Eight play and 11-7 overall. Jamie Siess, a 6-0 sophomore guard, led Oklahoma State with 21 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. The Cowgirls improved to 2-3 and 12-8. K-State returns to action Saturday at home against Missouri at3:30p.m. KANSAS STATE (58) Green 6-17 5-6 17, Leiding 3-65-11 11, Fitipatrick 4-9 2-2 10, Holley 4-8 0-1 8 Thomas 4-7 0-08, Durham 1 -92-24. TOTALS 22-58 14-22 58. OKLAHOMA STATE (60 Siess 8-20 5-5 21, Jordan 6-12 1-4 13. Combs 2-5 6-6 10, Duncan 2-4 5-6 9, James 2-30-04, Wheeler 1-31-2 3. TOTALS 21 -52 18-23 60. HALFTIME — Oklahoma SI. 31, Kansas St. 23. TOTAL FOULS — Kansas St. 22, Oklahoma St. 19. FOULED OUT — ThomOs (KSU); James (OSU). REBOUNDS — Kansas St. 42 (Thomas, Leiding 9). Oklahoma St. 35 (Siess 11). ASSISTS — Kansas St. 14 (Durham 4), Oklahoma St. 9 (Siess 4). TURNOVERS —Kansas St. 14, Oklahoma St. 16. Cold-shooting Lady 'Hawks fall to CU LAWRENCE — An off shooting night caused problems for the Kansas Lady Jayhawks as the dropped a 5649 decision to Colorado in a Big Eight Conference women's basketball game Wednesday night at Allen Field House. Kansas shot only 29 percent from the field (20 of 67), its worst shooting performance of the season. A 52-43 rebounding advantage also helped Colorado to the victory. Toni Webb scored 12 points to lead the Lady Jayhawks, who fell to 3-2 in the Big Eight and 12-6 overall. Vickie Adkins had 10 points and 14 rebounds and Lisa Dougherty added 10 points. Tracy Tripp scored 16 points to lead Colorado, which improved to 2-3 in the Big Eight and 12-6 overall. Kansas will be at home Saturday against Oklahoma in a 1 p.m. conference game. COLORADO (56) Ford 1-7 0-1 2, Tripp 7-16 2-2 16, Banks 3-9 2-2 8. Holwarda 2-4 2-4 6, Turner 4-13 3-4 11, Moore 0-0 0-0 0, DeWltt 4-6 0-0 8, Carson 2-10 1-3 5, Lampors 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 23-65 10-16 56. KANSAS (49) Martin 1-8 0-0 2, Adkins 3-8 4-5 10, Jennings 3-8 3-3 9, OH 3-11 0-0 6, Webb 5-12 2-2 12, Shaw 0-3 0-0 0, Dougherty 5-16 0-0 10, Stroughter 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS 20-67 9-1049. HALFTIME — Colorado 26. Kansas 22. TOTAL FOULS — Colorado 14, Kansas 16. FOULED OUT — None. REBOUNDS — Colorado 52 (Banks 15), Kansas 43 (Adkins 14). ASSISTS — Colorado 11 (Turner?), Kansas 14 (Ott 4). TURNOVERS — Colorado 18, Kansas 15.
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