The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 7, 1971 · Page 45
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SPORTANGLES t i Warfare Between KU, K-State Resumes Saturday Saturday, Kansas Stale plays at Kansas University. It is Vinco 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 tho third period to give the .Jayhawks their six point lead, Kansas was in trouble most of the Final quarter, but pulled all sorts of defensive heroics to protect the margin and win. Kansas Slate is favored again Saturday. Kick-off predictions "rate the Wildcats about a two touchdown fav- .oritc. I'm picking K-Statc because I thought they played a whale of a lot better against Colorado than did Kansas against Minnesota, both in losing causes. But if Kansas wins, it will nol be an upset. Kickoff probably doesn't know that Eddie Sheats, former Hulchinson Community College star, is expected to be back in the Kansas line-up and that Vince O'Neil, anothei former Blue Dragon player anc an outstanding ball carrier if eligible for all Big Eight games. He is ineligible for non league contests because of 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-Kansas Stale games, forget your slide rules, past results, offensive and defensive records and expert opinion. Anything can happen. Michigan Stale. To Pull Upset I 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 Mis- San souri-Anny 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 a n d Texas is down from last y^ar, but the Longhnrns have play- cd the wish - bone for years and this is the Sooners' first year with it. Texas should be better at dcfensing 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 Slate team that has lost all games. Wisconsin over Indiana, 6. Merely because it's at Wisconsin. Michigan State over Michigan, 7. UPSET! UPSET! Michigan State outplayed Notro 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 Editor's Note — Hutchinsnn fans in attendance at the KU- Kansas State game Saturday in Lawrence will have quite a few Ilutchinson-connectcd 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. Vinc c O'Ncil, who became eligible this game, played a year for the Blu c Dragons, defensive end Eddie Sheats was a Juco all-Amcrican 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 '/.eal to put the Kansas State Wildcals 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 that it's the 1971 conference opener in the state, as well as the Jayhawks' homecoming, and you get an idea of the importance attached lo Saturday's 69th renewal in KU's Memorial Stadium of the intra-state series between Kansas' two biggest universities. Lalimore. 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. Acker Shenls Schroll •"We'd rather heat them, than Nebraska or Oklahoma or Colorado or anybody." Gibson, whose arrival at Kansas Slate 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-Slate 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 lo 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-one- 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 aftei 1 Iwo 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 back Vince O'Neil, center of a recruiting incident at K-Slale 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- Slate two clays before the Kansas game last year. It left. Ihc Wildcats, who originally tried to recruit O'Neil only lo see him wind up at arch-rival KU, a liltle bitter, by Gibson's admission. KU won the game 2115 at Manhattan. That's something else for K- Slalc to be thinking about Saturday, but Gibson said Ihc Cats have put the O'Neil matter out of their minds. "Our kids don't even know O'Ni'il Vince O'Ncil," Gibson said. "He's just another good player KU has. We feel no animosity toward Vince O'Ncil whai- soever. Time heals all wounds." "/«'// he a packed /IOILSC, tlie first conference game for //«, like a new season. Fambrough said O'Neil, regarded as one of the Big Eight's top breakaway threats, won't, start Saturday but should sec plenty of action as No. 2 fullback behind Steve Conley. "He gives us more depth, s o m e I h i n g we desperately need," Fambrough said. "He's a real fine back, and he's been practicing hard and looking forward lo playing. But he hasn't, been playing and he needs lo get 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-Stale ranks No. I nationally in rushing defense with a per-game yield of just 5(1,3 yards on the ground. "They held Colorado to less than 100 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 "come out throwing." He said corncrback Johnny Robertson, who sustained a shoulder separation in the Colorado game, should be able to play quite a bit and that, will bolster K- State's pass defense. KU has ace pass rusher Kd- dic Sheats back at 75 per cent speed by Fambrough's estimation to lend strength to its defensive line, but has lost defensive tackle Phil Easier on a knee injury, a decided blow lo Jayhawk hopes. Bucs Smash Giants For Series' Berth PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dock; Ellis stops talking Saturday and tries the otlier thing that keeps his name in Ihc headlines—pitching. The 26-year-old Ellis is Manager Danny Murtaugh's choice as the starting pitcher for the Pitlsburgh Pirales in the first game of the World Series against American League champion Baltimore Saturday. "Ellis will pitch the first game of the Series if he's physically able," Murtaugh announced before the champagne had stopped flowing in the Piltsburgh dressing room after the Pirates had smashed Giants the 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 jy 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-gamc winners—probably Dave McNally—was the condition of the young right- hander's lender elbow. Ellis has had trouble with the elbow all season, and it stiffened again after he went five innings Sunday in the second ganie 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 Ihe (Hulchinson Nows-UPI Telephoto) A .Jubilant Danny Murtaugh California Sues For NCAA Relief won't meet. Air Force over SMU, 18. Smoo just doesn't have it this year. California over Oregon State, fl. California hasn't been defeated on Its home field this year, hut 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. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A suit was filed in U.S. District Court Wednesday to force the National Collegiate Athletic Association to lift the indefinite probation it placed on University 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 aeneficiaries cannot get benefits because of "improper and unauthorized acts of defendants," The NCAA resolution put Cal ifornia 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, pled with it lest results showing that athletes Isaac Curtis and Larry Brumsey were capable of maintaining a 1,6 grade average, World Series ever since I was little boy." Ellis keeps the Pirates' man agement hopping. This week he described the front office as cheapskates because he had to pay $50 out his pocket to get a larger be in a San Francisco Hotel. Murtaugh was asked to de scribe the character of hi championship club. Definite Character "Every, club has a definiti character of il's own and ou strength is hitting and a stron, bench," Murtaugh replied. San Francisco ripped starte Steve Blass for five runs in the first two innings, but had nollr ing to show for it but a 5-5 tie. After Roberto Clemente sin gled home two runs in the first Hebner smashed a thrce-rur homer in the second off Giant: starler 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 2-3 innings of shutout ball, allowing two hits. "Earlier in the year he did a fine job against San Francisco and 1 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- anls then intentionally walked Willie Stargell, who was 0-for- 14, to get to Al 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 fourlh 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 Dietz and Ihen retired the Giants in the final two innings. "I threw the ball where I wanted it," said Giusti, who go three savas in the four game series. SAN FRANCISCO PITTSBURGH ab r h bl ab r h b Hendersn II 5 20.Cash 2b 523 Fuentes 2b Mays ct 4120 Hebnar 3b 522 4000 Clemente rf 5 l i McCovey Ib 5 1 3 4 Slargell K 210 Bonds rl X o 1 0 AOIIver cf X 1 1 Dlelz c 4010 BRobrtsn Ib 4 o 0 Hart 3b 3000 Sangullln c 301 Gallagher 3b 1 o 0 0 JHerndz is XII Speler ss 4111 Blass p o 0 o Perry p 3010 Mazroskl ph 1 1 1 JJohnson p 0000 Kison p 200 Klngman ph 1000 Giusti p i o 0 McMahon p 0 0 0 0 Tolal 389105 Total 36911 San Fnnclico ,.. '40000000 — Pittsburgh 13000400X — E—Cash, J.Hernandz. DP—Plltsburg 1. LOB—San Francisco 9, Pittsburgh 28—Hebner, HR—Speler (1), McCove (2), Hebner 12), A.Oliver' (I). SB-Cash Perry (L,l-l) J.Johnson McMahon Blass Kison (W.I-0) Giusti IP H R ERBBS 52-310 7 7 2 11-31 2 2 1 1 0000 2 85X0 42-32 0 0 2 21-30 0 0 I Save-Glustl, WP-Perry, Klion. PB— Dletz. T-3:05. 'A-35,487. Page 9 The Hulchinson News Thursday, Oct. 7,1971 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 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 26-0. Pratt Downs Central 26-6 The Central Junior High Red Raider eighth grade football team went down to a 26-6 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 lied Raiders only touchdown on a 53 yard run in the second quarter. Named to Compete NEW NEW YORK (AP) British Ryder Cup players Christy O'Connor, Bernard Gal lacher and Brian Huggett have been named lo compete in the World Cup professional gol competition at Palm Bead Gardens, Pla., Nov. 10-14. As New Commissioner Big 8 Taps Neinas 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 afler Ihe first four games, Scott Buttcrfield, Salt Hawk tailback, is tied with Derby's Rodriguez on average per carry at 5.1. But Build-field has 273 yards gained compared to 259 for Metzler of Newton and 256 for Rodriguez. Percy asked all of t h e Ark Valley schools to send their complete statistics in, but El Dorado, Campus and Wellington failed to respond with individual slats. Kelvin O'Brien, who caught three touchdown passes last week against Winfield, is Uic AVL's lop scorer with a lotal of 36 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 361. 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 LEAGUE Leiifjuo Overall. W L W L Pis Op Wellington ,.3 0 4 0 09 53 Arkansas Clly 20 4 0 35 13 El Dorado llutchlnson Campus . Winfield . Newton .. Derby ... Wellington Dorby Hutchinsnn Now/Ion 2 1 3 I 57 20 1 1 3 1 111 44 1 2 I 3 50 92 I 2 I 3 35 76 1 2 1 3 30 41 0 3 1 3 73 70 Team Ollonio Rush Pass Tolal Avg. COO 361 961 240.3 729 201 930 233,3 552 184 736 1114 460 26? 72? 103 Campus 647 81 728 183 El Dorado ,. 541 149 670 172.5 Arkansas Clly ... 476 166 642 160,S Wlnllold ,,,, .,498 144 642 160,5 Team Dolonsq Rush Pass Tolal Avo. El Dorado 277 117 394 ?fl,5 Newton Hulchinson .. Arkansas City* Wfllllnoton ,,. Campus Wlnllold Derby 54.1 56 340 235 482 194 «4X . 102 399 149,7 403 150,7 474 149.0 746 104,5 004 116 1002 250,5 702 320 1030 257.S 707 38» 1095 273,7 Loading Ruihon Carries Tolal Ava ,. 53 273 5,1 52 50 50 60 4(1 41 35 29 35 24 27 Buttorlleld, Hutch MeUler, Newton Rodrlquoz, Derby Reiser, Wlnllold . Beany, Ark Clly Hall, Derby Babor, Derby Myers, Derby ,,. Jackson, Newton Dvorak, Wlnlleld Gllmore, Ark Clly Johnson, Wlnlleld O'Brien, Hutch ... 20 Baar, Hutch 42 Prlngle, Ark Clly ,,, 22 Loading Passers All Cmp Pet Yd TO let 259 256 230 104 177 137 129 114 106 97 93 77 77 72 5.0 5.1 4.6 3.1 3,A 3,3 3.7 3.? 3.2 4,0 3,4 3,0 1.6 3.3 Baber, Derby ,, 30 13 Schroeder, Newtn 27 12 Coals, Ark City 30 II Baar, Mulch 20 11 Darnlhouso, Win. 20 9 Leadlnn Receivers (News Photo by Jim Morris) Johnson, Derby Moslrnan, Newton O'Brien, Hutch pianlgan, Arkansas City Graham, Winfield Gllmore, Arkansas Clly Nichols, Wlnlleld Slack, Newton Koehn, Newton .,.,., Leading Scorers O'Drlen, Hulchinson Mall, Derby Slrader, Wellington Cross, El Dorado Johnson, Darby Molzlor, Nowlon Mlrl, Wellington Livingston, 1:1 Do ado Love, Hulchinson Nichols, Wlnllold Brown, Campus Mllchell, Wellington Rodrlquez, Derby . Bultorfleld, Hutqhlnson Johnson, Wlnlleld Gllmore, Arkansas Clly .,,, 34 209 2. 44 197 37 164 1 29 147 4 45 122 2 TD XP TP 6 0 36 0 30 Cnlches Yds ,. 0 169 103 103 95 ft 16 « £0 40 26 24 18 18 IB 10 •15 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Big Eight Conference dipped nto the staff of the National lollegiale Athletic Association "or 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 leadquarlers here when he became commissioner in 1963. Duke resigned early In August lo join Ihe Big Ten Conference in a similar position. Like Duke, Neinas was assis lant 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, am for a strong enforccmcn program." He made Ihe slalemenl tVedncsday at a news confer- nce just after Prof. Charles H. Oldfather, conference chairman and faculty representative of he University of Kansas, announced selection of the new commissioner. At that time, he was being rained to take over another radio station owned by WEAQ in 2au Claire. Neinas has had limited ath- etic experience as a player. He said he used lo work out with he Wisconsin team while he was broadcasting the school games, "When 1 got tired of working out," he said, "I became the referee for the practices." He also played two years o varsity basketball at Wisconsir State University, then known a icntral Slalc College, before he :*ansfcrrcd lo Wisconsin. As a basketball player, he aid he was "no great shakes." Neinas said he was for strong ncludos Held goals. Three (3) schools did not participate In the Individual statistics: Campus, Gl Dorado and Wellington. Thomas Set to Play DALLAS Coach Tom (AP) - Dallas Lanclry activated recalcitrant running back Duane Thomas Wednesday for Monday night's nationally televised Na- nforcemcnt for 'You should try two reasons; to solve your >wn problems, and true en- orccment begins at home." Oldfather said tho conference s committed to "this kind of position." Neinas asserted that the decade of the seventies has 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 lo be on the ground floor where the action is." tional 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 loudjy 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 ho has retained. He's ready to play and doesn't look any different than he did last year."

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