The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 11, 1970 · 17
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 17

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Friday, September 11, 1970
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sport smm By Hal Brown Sports Editor, Tfce Star FxceZenf Cfiance For Huskers Seldom In the past 79 years a morasKa team had i all high national ranking laid in gang, ; The Huskcrs have the football tradition needed for national attention, they have a high pie-season rating which means they don't have to spend time getting anyone's attention and they have an excellent schedule in which to expose themselves to all areas of the nation. Those three key ingredients have been given to this 1970 quad, but the big ingredient must now be supplied by themselves on the field. By playing Wake Forest, the Huskers get valuable exposure in the Atlantic Coast area, playing Army gives them exposure in the East, Southern ,Cal takes care of the Far; West and Minnesota the Big Ten area all four areas key ones when it comes to 'op ten voting each week. , - But that exposure could also work against the Huskers if they show poorly against the likes- of Wake Forest and Army, neither one rated as powers in their area. , That first test comes Saturday, of football action: The Big Eight NEBRASKA 35, Wake Forest 6 ... The Deacons are better known for producing golfers than football players. Remember Arnold Palmer. MISSOURI 31,' BAYLOR 7 . . . The Tigers could win this one with Dan Devine at quarterback. KANSAS STATE 41, Utah State 14 . . . The Wildcats have always started strong under coach Vince Gibson. ' KANSAS 28, Washington State 13 ... If the Jayhawks have trouble in this one, it'll be a long, long fall for KU followers. OKLAHOMA 34, Southern Methodist 28 . . . Sooner speed will have to outscore Chuck Hixson's passes. OKLAHOMA STATE 21, Mississippi State 10 . . . Making it a clean sweep for the Big Eight. The Top Ten SOUTHERN CAL 28, Alabama 14 ... The best in the West is better than anybody in the Southeast and Alabama isn't the best in that area. STANFORD 21, Arkansas 17 . . . The first upset of the 1970 college football season. And it's on national TV. The Bast ARMY over Holy cross . . . NAVY over Colgate . . . . MARYLAND over Villanova. The South CLEMSON over The Citadel . . . FLORIDA over Duke . . . FLORIDA STATE oven Louisville . . FURMAN over VMI . . . GEORGIA TECH over South Carolina . . , KENTUCKY over North Carolina . . . NORTH CAROLINA STATE over Richmond . . . VANDERBILT over Chattanooga . . . VPI over Virginia . . . WEST VIRGINIA over William and Mary. . y The Midwest CINCINNATI over Tulsa . . . XAVIER over Dayton. TOLEDO over East Carolina ... SAN DIEGO STATE-over . Northern Illinois. The Southwest COLORADO STATE over New Mexico State . . TEXAS-EL PASO over Pacific i . . TEXAS A&M over. Wichita State . . . TCU over Texas-Arlington . . . TEXAS TECH over-Tulane. The Far West AIR FORCE over Idaho . . . NORTH TEXAS STATE over Brigham Young . . . CALIFORNIA over Oregon . . . OREGON STATE over UCLA. -FULL SLATE SET- Prep Football Gets Underway Tonight By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer Capital City football fans are in for a full dose of their favorite sport as a new season kicks off this weekend. " Normally the high school squads start the action a week ahead of the University. But this fall the Nebraska home opener is sandwiched between the first two Seacrest Field prep clashes; Lincoln High plays the lid-lifter tonight when hosting Hastings, while Northeast entertains Fremont Saturday night. The other three Capital City teams are on the road with defending city and Trans-Nebraska Conference champion East at Grand Island, Southeast travels to North Platte, while Pius X goes to Beatrice. Each Lincoln team has played the same foe on opening weekend for several years, but Southeast coach Frank Solich thinks this could be the toughest test. "Every one of our opponents seems greatly improved," Solich says. "Redding (North Platte coach Crump Redding) is always pessimistic about his team. Except this year. He's really talking up his chances. His son is a darn good quarterback, yet he moved him Lincoln pen Amateur bowlers, both men and women, will once again compete with the top stars of the Professional Bowlers Association during the second Lincoln Open, which gets under way with a pro-am event on Nov. 6. ; "Last year 252 bowlers took part in the event," Jim Dill, chairman of the Lincoln Open reported. "This year there is Increased interest in the tournament, so we are offering 300 pro-am spots." Dill went on to say that last f of Cornhusker football history the pieces necessary for a front of It as does this 1970 A look at the first weekend to an end position. You know that if he can afford to do that he must have a lot of talent." East coach LeRoy Zentic agrees. "Grand Island has traditionally been a football power- in the state," the Spartan mentor notes, "yet they've been below their normal standards the last couple of seasons. They expect to be back full strength this fall. I don't look forward to this trip at all." Bob Els, who assumes the reins at Northeast this fall as Lincoln's only new coach, commented that Fremont coach Jack Bryant, with senior halfback Ritch Bahe spearheading the attack, will have his most potent offense in years. ; "I'm just glad we're playing them at home," Els admits. Beatrice was a first-week Class A victim of Class B Pius X last fall, and 'Bolts coach Vince Aldrich knows the Orangemen will be trying to prevent a repeat at their home opener. Hastings will be aiming for its first win over the Links. Lincoln High has won 14 of the 17 previous meetings, though Hastings has managed a tie in three of the last five encounters. botn seacrest Field games start at 7:30 p.m. year's pro-am was held on a Thursday. This year's pro-am is scheduled for a Friday, making it more convenient for outstate bowlers to compete. That also means that the pros will be going after a share of the $32,000 on. Saturday and Sunday, with the finals on Monday. ' Based on a total of 300 pro-am entries, bowlers will be vying for $7500 in cash prizes. First place will pay $1000 with payoffs going to the top 50 spots. To enter the pro-am, amateurs Missouri Heavy Favorite In Big Eight Opener St. Louis ffl ' Eleventh-ranked Missouri opens the collegiate football season here tonight, a heavy favorite over rebuilding Baylor, winless last season. A crowd of 32,000 Is expected for the first of two September games the Tigers, co-champions of the Big Eight Conference, will play in SO.OOO-seat Busch Stadium. The weekend takes on an almost midseason flavor with ranking teams meeting in intersectional games. Stanford, No. 10 in the AP preseason poll, meets Arkansas, No. 4, at Little Rock at 5 p.m. CDT Saturday, while Southern California, No. 3, meets Alabama at Birmingham, Ala., Saturday night. Deacons Secondary Faces Test Winstoh-Salem, N.C. Their total weight comes to only 750 pounds for an average of 187 pounds per man. In height, their average doesn't quite reach the six-foot mark and their nicknames range from "Bones" to "Little Mo." But Terry Kuharcheck, Pat McHenry, Dick Bozoian and Frank Fussell form the defensive secondary for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and head coach Cal Stolt considers it one of the finest in the Atlantic Coast Conference. "I feel real confident with those four In there as starters," said Stoll of his secondary. "Each one has some experience and has done a fine job in pre season drills." Kuharchek, McHenry and Bozoian are all lettermen from the 1969 team while Fussell saw some action when Kuharchek was sidelined witn a Broken hand. "Kuharchek is one of the finest safetymen in the conference," said Stoll. "He has been a starter for the past two seasons and gives us good leadership in the secondary. .-"Bozoian is a good, strong competitor," he continued. "They all haye adequate speed. We are counting on them to do a fine job fojr us this season." Knnarchek topped the team in pass interceptions a year ago with four and was one of the top defensive players with 35 individual tackles and 38 assists. He will also be counted on to return punts this season and has gonethe distance four times daring pre-season workouts. McHenry picked off two enemy passes during 1969 and took part in 52 tackles, with 30 individual stops and 22 assists. "We are still concerned with the secondary in the opener against Nebraska," said Stoll. "We haven't been able to give them a good test with them running against the scout team. "Nebraska has a sophisticated pass offense," he continued, "and they haven't seen anything like that in pre-season drills. Their big test comes Saturday and it will be a good one." Burton Closes On Johnson Akron, Ohio Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo., continued to close in on Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio, in the Professional Bowlers Association money race over the Labor Day weekend. Burton finished 11th in the $50,000 Bellow-Valvair Open at Pittsburgh and won $1,050, upp- ping his year's official earnings to $38,160. 1. Don Johnson, Akron, 0 $39,115 2. Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, Mo 38,160 3. Mike McGrtth, El Cerrito, Cal 35,310 4. Jim Stefanich, Joliet, III 30,370 5. George Pappas, Charlotte, N.C 30,31$ 6. Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wise 27,975 7. Dave Davis. Miami, Fla 27,860 9. Skee Foremsky, Houston, Tex 27,313 9. Johnny Petraolia, Brooklyn, N.Y 26.880 10. Dave Soutar, Gllroy, Cal. 26,269 11. Earl Anthony, Tacoma, Wash 23,465 12. Don Glover, Baker sfield, Cal 21,390 13. Mike Durbin, Dayton.O 20,770 14. Billy Hardwlck, Louisville, Ky. 20,198 15. Mike Llmongello, N. Babylon, N.Y 19,585 16. John Guenther, Seattlt, Wash. 19.313 17. Bobby Cooper, Houston, Tex 18,760 18. Ed Bourdase, Fresno, Cal 18,720 19. Jack Biondolillo, Gilroy, Cal 16,325 20. Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Cal 15,960 Pro-Am Interest may either pay a $50 entry fee themselves, or earn a spot in roll-offs that many bowling centers are conducting. "This is a handicap tournament, so everyone has a chance to win the $1000 top prize," Red Smith, pro-am chairman, pointed out. "Last year 11 women placed in the money with one woman finishing as high as fourth, winning $400." In the competition amateurs will bowl with some of the top stars of the Professional t WW I ! '. y crV :;, v J -If ,,--;- 1 .y - f DEACON DEFENDER Tagge Tabbed As likely' Starting QB . . . DEVANEY MAKES CHOICE FOR SEASON OPENER By HAL BROWN Star Sports Editor Although still only running at what head coach Bob Devaney termed "about two-thirds speed," Jerry Tagge was tabbed Thursday as the likely starting quarterback when Nebraska opens the football season Saturday against Wake Forest at Memorial Stadium. "We're going to try to start Tagge," Devaney said Thursday after the Huskers wound up preparations for Wake Forest except for a brief session today. "We'll try to run him a little faster Friday. "He didn't look real good out there today (Thursday). lie was running only about two-thirds speed." ; Van Brownsoh, who had been battling Tagge for the starting Sports Menu Friday HORSE RACING Madison, 3 p.m. FOOTBALL - Big Eight: Baylor vs. Missouri at St. Louis; Lincoln High Schools: Pius X at Beatrice; East at Grand Island; Hastings at Lincoln High, Seacrest Field, 7:30 p.m.; Lincoln Southeast at North Platte. Saturday HORSE RACING Madison, 2:30 p.m. FOOTBALL - Big Eight: Wake Forest at Nebraska, Memorial Stadium, 1:30 p.m.; Utah State at Kansas State; Oklahoma State at Mississippi State; Washington State at Kansas; Oklahoma at Southern Methodist; Lincoln High Schools: Fremont at Lincoln Northeast, Seacrest Field, 7:30 p.m.; State Colleges: Dana at Nebraska Wesleyan, Magee Stadium, 7:30 p.m.; UNO at South Dakota; Tarklo vs. reru at Nebraska City; Midland at Hastings; Eastern Montana at Kearney; Chadron at Southern South Dakota; Yankton at Doane; Fairbury JC at Butler County JC. Sunday Nothing scheduled. Bowlers Association, such as the 1969 Lincoln Open champion Don Johnson. The tournament is conducted on a doubles format. Amateurs bowl three games on the same pair of lanes and the pros move every game so that each amateur will bowl with three pros. The pros do not share in the pro-am prize fund, however. In addition to the pro-am, there are five spots in the professional tournament that will allow top area bowlers to vie t""'ll, ilJlMial On the eve of the Missouri-Baylor contest, only the Missouri quarterback position with coach Dan Devine's high-geared I-formation offense remained unsettled. The starting spot for the kickoff was up for grabs between Chuck Roper and Mike Farmer, two juniors coming back from injuries suffered in spring practice. Baylor coach Bill Beall, his team licking its wounds from an 0-10 season in 1969, elected to go with left-handed senior Laney Ccok, considered as much as a runner as r. passer. The Southwest Conference school is awaiting with anticipation the debut of sophomore tailback Matthew Williams, a HAST ...Pat McHenry. job until shelved by an elbow injury, showed some improvement Thursday and Devaney said if the infected arm continued to show improvement, the Shenandoah junior would suit up for Saturday's opener. The Husker head coach dismissed thoughts that his squab might be taking Wake Forest lightly. "I don't think we're taking them lightly," he offered, "We can't take anybody lightly because we haven't beaten Two Preliminary Bouts Added To Stander Card Omaha A pair of six-round preliminary bouts have been added to the pro boxing card next Thursday at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. Unbeaten Ron Stander has a scheduled ten-round meeting against heralded Manuel Ramos in the main event. Ramos, rated second in the world two years ago, has beaten such heavyweight headliners as Ernie Terrell and Eddie Machen. Omaha heavyweight Morris Jackson will face Harold Carter of Cleveland in a six rounder on the Stander-Ramos card. Jackson has won all four of his pro bouts by knockouts. Carter has a record of 3-3-1, including a knockout win over Wild Bill Hardney of Washington, D.C. Hardney lost to Stander last month in Omaha. In a six-round welterweight fight, Norfolk's Dick Pelster will be tested by Cleveland's Willie with the pros for the prize fund. Bowlers to fill these spots will be picked in five successive Sunday afternoon roll-offs starting Sept. 20. Each bowler will bowl five games scratch each Sunday. The total entry fee for the five roll-offs is $30. Roll-off dates and sites are: Parkway Lanes, Sept. 20; Plaza Bowl, Sept. 27; Holywood Bowl, Oct. 4; Bowl Mor Lanes, Oct. 11; and N(jrtheast Lanes, Oct. 18. -a fi M J it. -a. Up shifty youngster counted on to rejuvenate the offense. Baylor, plagued by injuries in 1969, was outscored 347-87 by its opponents and stands one game from setting an SWC record for consecutive defeats. Beall, former Louisiana State defensive coach thinks the return of six regulars may fortify the defense but is less certain of the offense. Missouri, subdued 10-3 by Penn State in Jast New Year's Orange Bowl, is seeking a return to the form which helped the Tigers power through regular season 1969 foes at a five-touchdown-a-game clip. If either Farmer or Roper proves a STILL Pirates, AAets, Cubs All Record Victories By Associated Press Luke Walker tossed a two-hitter and Willie Stargell slammed his 28th home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates retained a share of first place in the National League East with a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday night. Walker, 12-6, struck out nine and walked one in snapping the Pirates out of a three-game losing string and keeping them deadlocked for the division lead with the New York Mets, who nipped Philadelphia 3-2 in a 14-inning afternoon game. The Chicago Cubs, who trimmed Montreal 9-3 in another day game, stayed one game off the pace. Stargell drilled a bases-empty homer ove rhte right center field wall off Nelson Briles, 5-6, in the second inning. The Pirates added an insurance run in the fourth on Al Oliver's leadoff double, Stargell's ground out and a sacrifice fly by Bob Robertson. Walker limited the Cardinals to singles by Dal Maxvill in the third inning and Jim Beauchamp in the fifth. Ernie Banks' three-run homer, after two sacrifice bunt tries in the fourth, broke a 2-2 tie and led the Cubs to victory over the Exdos. Cleon Jones drove a hit off the right-center field wall for a tri ple, scoring Tommie Agee wno anyone, yet. Were still trying to snap back from two-a-days. "Our big problem is that quarterback thing. At one time, it was a good problem," he added referring to the problem of having to pick between Brownson and Tagge as the starter. "But now it's turned into a sticky problem." With Tagge tabbed as the likely quarterback starter, t h e only starting spot still up for grabs is at left guard where the choice mist be made between Williams, a veteran of 16 pro fights. Pelster is 3-0 as a pro, his last win a decision over Chuck Hernandez that earned a standing ovation. A. - O i . AT DUSTY DOUBLE . . . Cubs second baseman Glenn Beckert inning double play after forcing out sliding Expp runner Marv Jt,f, aff trj .MjLriV .r "iir,J,,J ' ' l.i.ijLji.j 3. Fridoy, September IT, 1970 THREE STILL IN- had opened the inning with a single. Reliever Joe Hoerner, 9- 4, then got Wayne Garrett on a fly ball before Jones delivered. Right-hander Garylord Perry tossed a four-hitter for his 20th victory of the season and Willie Mays cracked a two-run homer, leading the San Francisco Giants to an 11-0 victory over Houston. Perry, 20-13, joined his brother Jim Perry of Minnesota as the first brothers in major league history to win 20 games in a season. The Twins right-hander is 22-11. The Giants broke loose for four runs in the opening inning off loser Wade Blasingame, 3-2, capped by Hal Lanier's two-run single. Mays, who had three hits, drove his 27th homer and 627th lifetime with one on in the fifth and the Giants added five runs in the eighth with Bobby Bonds' three-run double the big blow. Ron Herbel, 9-5, with one inning of scoreless relief, picked up his second victory as a Met since being obtained from San Diego. Danny Frisclla had hurled five scoreless innings for the Mets ninth through 13th allowing one hit while Dick Selma held New York to one hit and no runs in four.lnnjogs, leaving after the 12th. eiv'me ud one hit and , 0- . cj at striking out six. Bruce Weber and Keith Wortman. Devaney also set his kickoff and kickoff return teams Thursday. Serving with kicker Paul Rogers on the kickoff team will be Bill Kosch, Bob Pabis, Henry Jennings, Joe Blahak, John Hyland, Ed Periard, Dick Rupert, Doug Johnson, Gary Hollstein and Willie Harper. . On the kickoff return team, it will be Rupert, Carl Johnson, Weber, Doug Jamail and Mike Beran up front with Jerry List and Bob Wolfe at ends, Dan Schneiss and Bill Olds in the fullback spots and Johnny Rodgers and Bill Kosch the deep men. In addition to taking a look at the condition of Tagge and Brownson today, Devaney said the Huskers would work on kickoffs and kickoff returns plus a review of plays in the brief workout. j am . r The Lincoln Star 17, capable replacement for graduated passer Terry McMillan, the Tigers can be expected to fill the air with passes. They have spruit champion Mel Gray and accomplished John Henley as receivers, the two having combined, hst season for 45 catches gaining 1,025 yards. ' Mizzou's ground attack is also formidable, headed by 205-pound senior tailback Joe Moore, who ranked third in the nation in rushing with 1,312 yards last fall. The meeting will be the first between the schools. Missouri's record, including the Orange Bowl loss, was 9-2 in 1969. M HEAVY TRAFFIC The Mets grabbed the early lead in the third inning when Bud Harrelson opened with a walk. A sacrifice and infield out moved Harrelson to third and then the fleet shortstop stole home. It was the fifth steal of home for the Mets this season and the second by Harrelson. Garrett was hit by a pitch and then singles by Jones and Art Shamsky m a d e it 2-0 against Jim Bunning, who was making his 500th major league start. The Phils got even in the sixth when Larry Bowa doubled with one out only the second hit off Jerry Koosman and Johnny Briggs followed with his eighth homer of the year. Both teams had chances to break the tie when they got their leadoff men to third base the Mets on Ken Boswell's triple that barely missed home run territory in the sixth, and the Phils on Tim McCarver's single and a two-base error by Agee in the seventh. But both Bunning and Koosman worked their way out of the jams, each pitcher striking out two batters to shut off the threats. In the Junior Circuit Baltimore edged New York, 2-1; Cleveland bombed Washington, 13-4; Boston blasted Detroit, 14-0; Kansas City took two from Milwaukee by 2-0 and 10-2 scores and Minnesota tripped Oakland, 6-1, in the initial contest of a twin bill. Andy Etchebarren cracked a home run in support of Dave McNally's six-hit pitching as the Orioles' left-hander topped the Yankees for his 22nd victory. By winning, the Orioles reduced to nine their magic number for capturing a second straight Eastern Division title in the American League. Ted Uhlaender drove in four runs with a three-run homer and bunt single and Duke Sims ripped a three-run double as the Indians trounced the Senators. Roy Foster, Vada Pinson and John Lowenstein also powered homers for the Tribe while Big Frank Howard took over the American League lead in home runs, cracking a pair, his 41st and 42nd of the year. The Twins batted around for four runs in the third inning and beat the A's behind left-hander Tommy Hall. Dick Drago scattered five hits and Lou Piniella drove in four runs as the Royals trounced the Brewers for a doubleheader sweep. Mike Andrews and Carl Yas-trzemski combined to drive in nine runs and Ray Culp pitched a three-hitter for his 15th victory of the season as the Red Sox clobbered the Tigers. '1 whips ball to first for fourth Staetyp. 1j i iii.i1. ji I i

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