The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 7, 1971 · Page 9
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SPORTANGLES Saturday, Kansas State plays at KansavS University, it is Vince Gibson against Don Fambrough. It is 2-2 against 2-2 on season records. It is Purple Pride against Big Blue. It is civil war. I'm a neutral. Kansas State was heavily favored a year ago, and Kansas won the game at Manhattan, 21 to 15. Steve Conley ripped 15 yards to score late in the third period to give the Jayhawks their six point lead. Kansas was in trouble most cf the final quarter, but pulled all sorts of defensive heroics to protect the margin and win. Kansas State is favored again Saturday. Kick-off predictions rate the Wildcats about a two touchdown favorite. I'm picking K-State because I thought they played a whale of a lot better against Colorado than did Kansas against Minnesota, both in losing causes. Bui, if Kansas wins, it will not, be an upset. Kickoff probably doesn't know that Eddie Sheafs, former Hutchinson Community College star, is expected to be back in the Kansas line-up and that Vince O'Neil, another former Blue Dragon player and an outstanding ball carrier is eligible for all Big Eight games. He is ineligible for non league contests because of a Big Eight penalty. Vince can break a game wide open. Sheats missed both the games Kansas lost with a leg injury. He can wreck a passing attack. But on Kansas-Kansais State games, forget your slide rules, past results, offensive and defensive records and expert opinion. Anything can happen. Michigan State To Pull Upset T missed four results on The News quiz last week and would have missed five if the 15 games that belonged on the sheet had been there. The game which got lost was Missouri-Army and I would have picked Missouri. Army won. I'm counting that a fifth loss. The season scores at 44-16. And for this week: Kansas State over Kansas, 7. It will be vicious. Nebraska over Missouri, 30. The Huskers must live up to No. 1, and Missouri is having problems. Texas over Oklahoma, 7. Oklahoma is believed to have Its best team in years and Texas is down from last yar, hut the Lomjhnrns have played the wish - bone for years and this is the Sooncrs' first year with it. Texas should be better at defensing it. Colorado over Iowa State, 19. End of the line for the Cyclones' win streak. Oklahoma State over TCU. 7. Arkansas beat OSU, 31-10. The Razorbacks whipped TCU 49-15. Penn State over Army. 7. Surely Army can't pull three upsets in a row. Pittsburgh over Navy, 31. Navy has a very leaky defense. Syracuse over Maryland, 7. Maryland's onlv win was over a North Carolina State team that has lost all games. Wisconsin over Indiana, 6. Merely because it's at Wisconsin. Warfare Between KU, K-State Resumes Saturday Editor's Note — Hutchinson fans in attendance at the KU- Kansas State game Saturday in Lawrence will have quite a few Hutchinson-connected players to keep an eye on. Two former Hutchinson Juco Blue Dragons, guard Mo Latimore and tackle Del Acker, will be side by side on the starting offensive line for Kansas State. Vince O'Neil, who became eligible this game, played a year for the Blue Dragons, defensive end Eddie Sheats was a Juco all-American at Hutchinson and tight end John Schroll, son of Dr. and Mrs. Jack Schroll, 211 Countryside Drive, is a former Hutchinson High quarterback. LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Vince Gibson has made it his personal holy war in his zeal to put the Kansas State Wildcats on the college football map. Don Fambrough says the Kansas Jayhawks' good ship "New Blue," listing and headed for the reefs of a rugged Big Eight. Conference schedule, badly needs a victory to right itself. Throw in the fact thai it's the 1971 conference opener in the state, as well as the Jayhawks' homecoming, and you get an idea of the importance attached to Saturday's 69th renewal in KU's Memorial Stadium of the intra-state series between Kansas' two biggest universities. Acker Sheats Schroll A sellout, throng of 51,500 has been assured, since the last tickets were snapped up by eager fans nearly a month ago for the 1:30 p.m. kickoff. "We'd rather heat them than Nebraska or Oklahoma or Colorado or anybody." Gibson, whose arrival at Kansas State in 1967 signaled a new era in the gridiron rivalry between the Wildcats and Jay­ hawks which dates from 1902, makes no bones about how vital he views the confrontation. "We really need it," said Gibson, whose K-State teams have beaten KU once in four tries. "This is the big game of the year for us. We'd rather beat them than Nebraska or Oklahoma or Colorado or anybody. It's that important to us. "This game is turning into on; of the great rivalries in the nation." Fambrough, who doesn't lend the steam to the rivalry that Pepper Rodgers did the past four years because he's not as volatile a personality as the departed KU coach, doesn't take quite the all-the-eggs-in-onc- basket approach as Gibson does. "It's always a big game," Fambrough said. "It's always been that way, and even more so in the last four or five years. It'll be a packed house, the first conference game for us, like starting a new season. "There are a lot of things about this football game, but the main thing for us is we're coming back home after two weeks on the road which weren't to comforting to us, and we'd very much like to win. We need to recapture that something we had earlier in the season." The game marks the return to K U duty of running hack Vince O'Neil, center of a recruiting incident at K-State which put the Wildcats on Big Eight and NCAA probation and cost them possible bowl appearances. The incident also cost O'Neil his eligibility for KU's non-conference games this season. News of the probation hit K- State two days before the Kansas game last year. It left, the Wildcats, who originally tried to recruit O'Neil only to see him wind up at arch-rival KU, a little hitter, by Gibson's admission. KU won the game 2115 at Manhattan. That's something else for K- State to be thinking about Saturday, but Gibson said the Cats have put the O'Neil matter out of their minds. "Our kids don't even know O'Neil Vince O'Neil," Gibson said, "lie's just another good player KU has. We feel no animosity toward Vince O'Neil whatsoever. Time heals all wounds." "!«'// he a packed house, the first conference game for us, like starting a neiv season.' 1 '' Fambrough said O'Neil, regarded as one of t h c Big Eight's top breakaway threats, won't start Saturday but should sec plenty of action as No. 2 fullback behind Steve Conley. "lie gives us more depth, s o in (! t h i n g we desperately need," Fambrough said. "He's a real fine back, and he's been practicing hard and looking forward to playing. But he hasn't been playing and he needs to gel the feel of it. It's a lot. different than practicing. He'll definitely play, though." Both coaches expressed respect for the other's team. "I'm just worried about stopping them, I'm not worried about anything that's happened in the past," Gibson said. "They have great backs and great receivers. We know they can move the football." K-State ranks No. I nationally in rushing defense with a per-game yield of just 56.3 yards on the ground. "They held Colorado to less than 1(H) yards rushing," Fambrough said. "I'd say that's a pretty good indication they're pretty tough to run against." But Fambrough added, "you have to use your own weapons, what's the best thing going for you," indicating KU may not pass all the time. Gibson said he expects KU to "conic out throwing." He said cornerback Johnny Robertson, who sustained a shoulder separation in the Colorado game, should be able to play quite a bit and that will bolster K- Slale's pass defense. KU has ace pass rusher Eddie Sheats back at 75 per cent speed by Fambrough's estimation to lend strength to its defensive line, but has lost defensive tackle Phil Basler on a knee injury, a decided blow to J ay hawk hopes. Bucs Smash Giants For Series' Berth PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dock Ellis stops talking Saturday and tries the other thing that keeps his name in the head- ines—pitching. The 26-year-old Ellis is Manager Danny Murtaugh's choice as the starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the World Series against American League champion Baltimore Saturday. "Ellis will pitch the first game of the Scries if he's physically able," Murtaugh announced before the champagne had stopped flowing in the Pittsburgh dressing room after the Pirates had smashed the San Fancisco Giants 9-5 Wednesday to win their first National League Pennant since 1960. Pittsburgh won the best-of- five playoff in four games with the help of super relief pitching] by babyface Bruce Kison and dour Dave Giusti, and three-run homers off the bats of Rich Hebner and Al Oliver. The only doubt in Murtaugh's mind about Ellis starting Saturday against one of Baltimore's four 20-game winners—probably Dave McNally—was the condition of the young right­ hander's tender elbow. Ellis has had trouble with the elbow all season, and it stiffened again after he went five innings Sunday in the second game of the playoffs at San Francisco. "It's not tight today," Ellis said. And he wasn't surprised that he had the choice opening assignment. "Danny told me in San Francisco last weekend "you got the ball Saturday if you can make it," Ellis disclosed. "I'll make it. I've dreamed of being in the fliiiliiii! Michigan State over Michigan, 7. UPSET! UPSET! Michigan State outplayed Notre Dame last week in about everything but the score — and it surely won't get as many bad breaks, at home. Purdue over Minnesota, 7. Purdue is unpredictable and Minnesota is beginning to roll. This one could go either way. Georgia at Mississippi, 14. Georgia seems to be almost as good as Alabama. Too bad they won't meet. Air Force over SMU, 18. Smoo just doesn't have it this year. California over Oregon State, 6. California hasn't been defeated on Its home field this year, but this too Is an upset choice. Washington over Stanford, 14. Washington's Sonny Sixkiller seems to have the fastest arm in the West, and Stanford seems to have lost much of its passit and runit when it lost Plunkett. (Hutchinson News-UPI Telepholo) A Jubilant Danny Murtaugh California Sues For NCAA Relief SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A suit was filed in U.S. District Court Wednesday to force the National Collegiate Athletic As sociation to lift the indefinite probation it placed on Univer sity of California at Berkeley athletes. The action was brought by trustees of the Golden Bear Athletic Foundation which claimed the NCAA resolution Aug. 21 had interfered with its activities. The foundation said the funds it receives are dependent upon continued participation of California in intercollegiate championship competition and postseason meets and tournaments. Hurts To Lose Face It added that the administration of funds for students engaged in athletics depends upon the ability of the trustees to obtain charitable donations. And it further declared that its trust purpose is impaired since some beneficiaries cannot get benefits because of "improper and unauthorized acts of defendants." The NCAA resolution put California on probation and precluded athletes from competing in national championships or post-season tournaments for alleged violation of its constitution and bylaws. The suit contends, however, that the resolution is "arbitrary, capricious and is contrary" to the NCAA's constitution and bylaws. Tests Not Filled The NCAA imposed the probation on grounds that UC had not filed with it test results showing that athletes Isaac Curtis and Larry Brumsey were capable of maintaining a 1.6 grade average. World Series ever since I was a little boy." Ellis keeps the Pirates' management hopping. This week he described the front office as cheapskates because he had to pay $50 out of his pocket to get a larger bed in a San Francisco Hotel. Murtaugh was asked to de scribe the character of his championship club. Definite Character "Every, club has a definite character of it's own and our strength is hitting and a strong bench," Murtaugh replied. San Francisco ripped starter Steve Blass for five runs in the first two innings, but had nothing to show for it but a 5-5 tie. After Roberto Clemente singled home two runs in the first, Hebner smashed a three-run homer in the second off Giants' starter Gaylord Perry. At the start of the third, Murtaugh brought in the 21-year-old Kison to relieve Blass. Kison, who last year pitched the Eastern League championship clincher at Waterbury, Conn., pitched 4 2-,'l innings of shutout ball, allowing two hits. "Earlier in the year he did a fine job against San Francisco and I wanted someone in there who could give me four or five shutout innings. He did that," Murtaugh said. The tie lasted until the sixth when Clemente singled in his third run of the game to give the Pirates a 6-5 lead. The Gi ants then intentionally walked Willie Stargell, who was 0-for 14, to gat to A| Oliver. Lot of Pride "I got a lot of pride and confidence", said Oliver, after he had slammed a 2-1 pitch from reliever Jerry Johnson over the right field wall for three game- icing runs. The Giants had walked Stargell intentionally in the fourth and Oliver popped out. "I said to myself 'don't get anxious like you did against Perry the first time swinging at a high ball. Wait on the pitch you can handle and really air it out.'" Giusti relieved with two outs in the seventh, fanned Dick Diet/, and then retired the Giants in the final two innings. "I threw the ball where I wanted it," said Giusti, who got three sav«s in the four game series. SAN FRANCISCO PITTSBURGH ab r h bl ab r h bl Hendersn If 5 2 0-Cash 2b S 130 Fuentes 2b 4 12 0 Hebner 3b 5 2 2 3 Mays ct 4 0 0 0 Clemente rf J 1 2 3 McCovey lb 5 13 4 Stargell If 2 10 0 Bonds rf 4 0 10 AOIIver cf 4 113 Dlelz c 4 0 10 BRobrtsn lb 4 0 0 0 Hart 3b 3 0 0 0 Sangullln c 3 0 10 Gallagher 3b I 0 0 0 JHerndz t> 4 110 Speler ss 4 111 Blass p o 0 o 0 Perry p 3 0 10 Mazroskl ph I 1 I o JJohnson p 0 0 0 0 Kison p 2 0 0 0 Kingman ph 1 0 0 0 Giusti p 10 0 0 McMahon p 0 0 0 0 Total 315 10 5 Total 36*119 San Franciico ... 41 lit «(«-) Pittsburgh lit 104 0 0 x —» E—Cash, J.Hernandz. DP—Pittsburgh 1. LOB—San Francisco ?, Pittsburgh i. 28—Hebnar. MR—Speler (1), McCovey (2), Hebner (21, A.Oliver (I). SB—Cash. IP H RERBBSO Perry (L.l-l) 5 2-3 10 7 7 2 « J.Johnson 11-3 1 2 2 1 1 McMahon 1 0 0 0 0 1 Blass 2 I 5 4 0 2 Kison (W .1-0) 4 2-3 2 0 0 2 3 Giusti 2 1-3 0 0 0 I 2 Save-Glusll. WP-Parry, Kison. PB- Dletz, T-3:03. 'A-35,417. ALMOST A GAINER — Mark Percy (17) flipped a short pass to running back Mac Robertson (26) in Central's eighth grade game with Pratt at the junior high athletic field here Wednesday. It looked (News Photo by Jim Morris) like the ball was on target, but Robertson had to break stride and wait for the ball and it bounded out of his hands. Pratt won 26-6. Pratt Downs Central 26-6 The Central Junior High Red Raider eighth grade football team went down to a 2C-fi defeat at the hands of Pratt eighth graders Wednesday afternoon at the junior high athletic field here. The loss brought Central's record to 1-2 for the season. Mac Robertson scored the Red Raiders only touchdown on a 53 yard run in the second quarter. Named lo Compete NEW NEW YORK (AP) British Ryder Cup players Christy O'Connor, Bernard Gallacher and Brian Huggetl have been named to compete In the World Cup professional golf competition at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Nov. 10 -H. 5 As New Commissioner Big 8 Taps Neinas Page 9 TIIR Hutchinson Newt Thursday, Oct. 7, W71 Hawks Have Top Rusher And Scorer The Hutchinson High Salt Hawks, who will be on the road Friday night to play the Campus Colts, boast the top rusher and the leading scorer in t h e Ark Valley League. According to statistics compiled by Hutch coach Glenn Percy after the first four games, Scott Butterfield, Salt Hawk tailback, is tied with Derby's Rodriguez on average per carry at 5.1. Mut Butterfield has 27:1 yards gained compared to 250 for Metzler of Newton and 256 for Rodriguez. Percy asked all of t h e Ark Valley schools to send their complete statistics in, b u t El Dorado, Campus and Wellington failed lo respond with individual stats. Kelvin O'Brien, who caught three touchdown passes last week against Winfield, is the AVL's top scorer with a total of :l(> points on six touchdowns. Wellington, 4-0 overall and 3-0 in league play, has the top team offense with an average of 240.3 yards per game. The Crusaders have rushed for 600 yards and passed for 3fil more for 961 total. Hutchinson ranks third in offense with 184 yards per game and third in defense with 150.7 yards allowed. El Dorado leads in defense with 98.5. ARK VALLEY LEAOUE League Overall W L W L PH Op Wellington 3 0 Arkansas City 2 0 IHI Dorado 2 1 Hutchinson Campus Wlntieltl .. Newton Durby I 3 I .1 I 3 I 3 0 8? 53 0 3!> 13 1 .17 50 I SI 44 SO 92 35 74 3D A\ 73 70 Team Offense Rush Pass Total Avg. Wellington .. t.M 361 941 240.3 129 201 930 233.) Hutchinson 512 184 '734 184 Nowtan 440 2(19 729 183 Campus 447 81 721 183 El Dorado .. . . 541 149 490 17V. 5 Arkansas Clly .. 4/4 144 442 140.5 Wlnfleld .. 498 144 442 140 .5 Team Defense Rush Pass Total Avg. El Doradn . Newton .. .. Hutchinson Arkansas City' Wellington ... Campus Wlntleld Derby 277 54.1 348 482 444 814 702 707 117 54 235 194 l« 394 599 403 474 746 98.5 149,7 150,7 149.0 184,5 250.5 257.5 273.7 lit 1002 338 1030 3U 1095 Leading Rushers Carries Total Avg Butterfield, Mutch 53 27] 5 .1 Metzler, Newton 52 259 5.0 Rodriguez, Derby 50 254 5 .1 Reiser, Wlntleld 50 230 4,4 Bogay, Ark City 60 184 3 .1 Hall, Oerby 48 177 3,6 Baber, Derby ..41 137 3.3 Myers, Derby 35 129 3.7 Jackson, Nowton 29 114 3.9 Dvorak, Wlntleld 35 106 3.2 Gllmore, Ark City 24 97 4.0 Johnson, Wlntleld 27 13 3,4 O'Brien, Hutch 20 77 3.8 Baar, Hutch 42 77 1.4 Prlngle, Ark City 22 72 3.3 Leading Passers Att Cmp Pet Yd TD let Baber, Derby ,. 38 Schroeder, Newtn 27 Coals, Ark City 30 Baar, Hulch 28 Earnthouso, Win. 20 13 1? II 8 9 ,34 209 .44 197 .37 144 ,29 147 .45 122 Leading Receivers Catches Yds .8 149 103 101 »5 40 16 65 50 40 KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Big Eight Conference dipped into the staff of the National Collegiate Athletic Association for the second time in a decade Wednesday and tapped Charles M. "Chuck" Neinas as its new commissioner. Neinas, 39, succeeds Wayne Duke, who was with the NCAA headquarters here when he became commissioner in 1963. Duke resigned early in August to join the Big Ten Conference in a similar position. Like Duke, Neinas was assistant to Walter Byers, executive director of the NCAA. Neinas wasted no time in serving notice he expects conference schools to follow rules and regulations to the letter when he said that "basically, I am for a strong enforcement program." He made the statement Wednesday at a news conference just after Prof. Charles H, Oldfather, conference chairman and faculty representative ofi the University of Kansas, announced selection of the new commissioner. At that time, he was being trained to take over another radio station owned by WEAQ in Eau Claire. Neinas has had limited athletic experience as a player. He said he used to work out with the Wisconsin team while he was broadcasting the school's games. "When I got tired of working out," he said, "I became the referee for the practices." He also played two years of varsity basketball at Wisconsin State University, then known as Central State College, before he transferred to Wisconsin. As a basketball player, he said he was "no great shakes." Neinas said he was for strong enforcement for two reasons: You should try to solve your own problems, and true enforcement begins at home." Oldfather said the conference Is committed to "this kind of position." Neinas asserted that the decade of the seventies lias been "termed by some as a time of crisis for intercollegiate athletics. I think it not only will survive but will prosper." Neinas said he regarded the Big Eight post as "a professional advancement, a real challenge, It's exciting to me I'm glad to be on the ground floor where the action is." o 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 30 26 24 18 18 18 18 15 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 Johnson, Derby Moslrnan, Newton 6 O'Brien, Hutch 5 Flanlgan, Arkansas Clly 5 Graham, Wlntleld 4 Gllmore, Arkansas City 4 Nichols, Wlntleld 3 Slack, Newton 3 Koehn, Newton 1 Leading Scorers TD XP TP O'Brien, Hutchinson 4 Hall, Oerby 5 Slrader, Wolllwiton 4 Cross, El Dorado 4 Johnson, Derby 3 Metzler, Newton 3 Mlrl, Wellington 2 Livingston, HI Dorado 3 Love, Hutchinson 0 Nichols, Wlntleld 2 Brown, Campus 2 Mitchell, Wellington 2 Rodrlquez, Derby 2 Butterfield, Hutchinson 2 Johnson, Wlntleld 2 Gllmore, Arkansas City 2 "Includes field goals. Three (31 schools did not participate In the Individual statistics: Campus, (il Dorado and Wellington. Thomas Set to Play DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Coach Tom Landry activated recalcitrant running back Duane Thomas Wednesday for Monday night's nationally televised National Football Conference game with the New York Giants'. Landry said Thomas would not start against the Giants but would be ready to play either halfback or fullback. Thomas retired during the summer and was traded to New England who voided the deal because of Thomas' physical condition. Thomas has loudly blasted the Cowboy management. "Thomas' attitude is good," Landry said, "He's been working hard. We have no complaints. He's in good shape and ran well last week. It's amazing how much he has retained. He's ready to play and doesn't look any different than he did last year."

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