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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1988 PAGE EIGHT """"" v ' Woolpert Belches at Basket Changes <r i- They're Trying to Legislate Defense Instead of Coaching' By CHRIS EDMOXDS S\N FRA.NCISCO (A.P) — The best defensive coach in college basketball took an oral " three or four vears," snorted Phil Wool R ert e whose B Unive fl rdiv oTs^Kan^c, bWVon their second straight NCAA cage title last week on their 55th consecutive victory. ^ __ "They're trying to legislate de-*- fense instead of coaching it." Woolpert's Dons topped the nation's collegiate cagers two successive years in defensive play while rolling up the longest winning streak on record against major foes. Backbone of the defense was All-America center Bill Russell, a 6-10 windmill who specialized in batting down opponents' shots before they even reached the backboard. ! Main Objection The rules change to which Wool- rqert objects most strongly is the one aimed at the big man who is agile enough—and has the height —to guide teammates' errant shots into the basket, a maneuver at which Russell excelled. Next year officials will be forced to decide on the spot whether tip-in baskets originated as a pass or a Wild shot. "It's a very, very infantile way of trying to destroy or neutralize a physical advantage without chopping off a tall man's legs," said Woolpert. "I wasn't at the rules committee meeting, but if I had been I'd have said the same thing. "Kussell is the only man I ever saw who did those guide-in shots effectively, and how often does a guy like Bill come along? I think it's absurd and I have no axe to grind, with Russell all finished with college ball. "As far as I'm concerned it's Imposing another burden on already overworked officials who'll have to determine what constitutes n pass or a missed shot. Maybe it'll be crystal clear, but I'm a little dubious." Two Solutions Woolpert said he had two solutions to the problem of handling » big man capable of guiding in Jhots. "TfoA first one is, don't schedule his team," Woolpert said, grinning. "The second is, if you have to schedule them, work up a defense aimed at cutting down his effectiveness. "Of course, if it doesn't work, you're going to be beaten, but like I said a guy like Bill doesn't come along very often so you've got » chance." First US Olympic Team in: ONCE ARMY POST Bedlce's Island, which houses the Statue of Liberty, was used as a post by the United States Army until 1937, when the post was abandoned. Since then, it has been maintained as a national monument by the national park service Greco-Roman Wrestling By KEITH K. KING TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Greco-Roman wrestling, a sport little known in this country, today took over the mats where seven National AAU tournament free-style championships were won last night. The University of Toledo's Joe my Sealzo, who-will coach this year the first United States team in Olympic Games' Greco-Roman style, hoped the competition would draw the most skilled of the free- stylers. In Greco-Roman, a wrestler is not permitted to use his legs for holds of tripping and may grasp an opponent's body only above the qaist. Hodge Unmatched But whatever grapple talent might be uncovered in this un- iamiliar art, it could hardly match that demonstrated through three days of the free style eliminations by the University of Oklahoma's Danny Hodge. Representing the Norman, Okla. Sooner A. C., this college strong boy paced his club to the AAU's te a m championship with six straight falls to win the 174-pound title and was awarded the meet's trophy for the outstanding wrestler. He was one of the Sooner A. C.'s three winners. The others were Bill-(Ernie) Fischer, an airman at the Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, at 160.5 pounds and Dick Delgado at 114.5. take Hodge and Delgado, who pinned four opponents for a title as early as Tuesday night, Navy- man Pete Blair felled every foe to win the 191-pound crown. He had five falls. Champ Best Sport Alan Rice of the New York A. C. won the 136.5-pound championship as well as the tournament's sportsmanship award. He rejected questionable fall over his final opponent, a pin he needed to win the crown, then went on to score one in clear-cut fashion. Other title-winners were heavyweight Bill Kerslake. Cleveland Case A. C., only 1955 champion lo repeat; Bill Carter, Tulsa Bead Courier News Classified Adi ' YMCA, at 125.6 pounds: and Tom- Jarman's Leisual in Rich Burgundy with the 'All-sround* Double Deck Welt This is < smart, ship-shape shoe that's trim and" light as a destroyer, sturdy and rugged as a battleship. Slip into * pair and you'll enjoy fool-favoring comfori; buy i p»ir and you'll enjoy billfold-favoring value. We invite you to come in right away and try them o*. ritfiwttr ir»if Evans, Tulsa Y, 147.5. The Tulsa Y finished second in team competition with 19 points to the Sooner A. C.'s 26. BOARDING HOJJSE REACH — First baseman Tom Alston's six feet five and arms to match are not enough to field a hard hit ground ball in a St. Louis Cardinal exhibition game at Al Lang Field, St. Petersburg, Pla. Athletic Board To Decide On Phog's Fate LAWRENCE, Kan., OH —PhOg Allen, who has been in the basketball coaching business almost half a century, can expect an early reply to his request for one more season as head man of the University of Kansas Jayhawks. The" University's athletic board meets tonight to make recommendations on the basketball coaching situation. Allen has passed the mandatory retirement age of 10. Recommendations of the athletic board will be passed on to the board of regents. If Allen is not retained, reliable reports . are that Dick Harp, Allen's assistant the past several years, will be elevated to the head job. JO-Tee Driving Range Opens Saturday BIytheville's first driving range opens Saturday. To be managed by James Berry and A. V. Evans, the golf range is located just outside the east gate of Ruddle Road, one-h-Jf "" north of Main Street. There are ten tees with a possibility of more being added, and there's sufficient parking space. Lights will not be installed until next week, however. There are plans to add a putting green and chip shot range also. The range 1s owned by the managers and Phillips Robinson, Blytheville realtor. FLYING STANDSTILL — A conveyor belt enables doctors to check physical reactions by means ot wires connecting the athlete and meters. This one is installed at Hamburg University sports unit in Germany. PINKY LEE'S Weatherbird Shoes Fit Correctly. H EUER'S PLASTERING Patching or Complete Jobs STUCCO WORK WATERPROOFING Phone 3-8379 for Free Estimate Hcrschell Bcsharse State Teachers Win Track Meet CONWAY, Ark. (/PI — Arkansas State Teachers College, sparked by Dennis Pulrner, easily won a triangular track meet involving two other Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference members here yesterday. Fulmer won the 100 and 220- yard dashes, ran on two of Teachers' three winning relay teams and finished second in the broad- jump. Teachers, with 10 first places, tallied 81',4 points to 47 for Hendrix College and 46'/i for Ouachita Baptist College. Al Lopez Can't See NY Running Away By BOB MYERS TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Al Lopez, manager of the Cleveland Indians, is not conceding the .American League pennant to the Yankees or anyone else. Little League Age Change Boys who are 13 years of age on Jan. 1 or after, this year, are eligible to participate in the 1948 Little League baseballrprogram It was announced this morning. He just happens to believe that the Cleveland baseball club is an that iinishd only three games behind New Nyork. Lopez was emphatic as he reviewed reports that almost everyone has already surrendered to the Yankees. "I don't feel that way at all," he exclaimed. "I doubt whether Marty Marion or Hlggins feel that way either." He referred, of course, to the White Sox pilot and Pinky Higgins of the Boston Red Sox, who finished, third and fourth behind him last year. . Not So Sure "And maybe the Yankees aren't so sure," he volunteered. "I read in the papers they are looking for a right-hand pitcher." Lopez, it might be noted here, isn't just about to par! with any of his right-handers, of which he happens to have three, if not five, of the best in the business. Thev would be Bob Lemon, Mike" Qarcia and Early Wynn, plus a fellow named Bob Feller, who should not be counted out, and still another. Sal (The Barber) Maglie, one of the craftiest, smarted in the game. To these, natural ly, -add lefty Herb Score. Switching from the pitching prospects, Lopez said: "Look at it this way. Bob Avila isn't going to drop 10 points in his batting average. Al Rosen isn't go ing to drop 60 ." Lopez referred to the disappointing .272 Avi;a batted last year in comparison to the .341 of 1954, and Rosen's .244 as against .300 the year before. Most experts with the club agree the deals with the Chicago White Sox, which brought Cleveland out- fielder Jim Busby and shortstop Chico Carrasquel, will be of benefit, despite the loss in the negotiations of their best long bill hitter Larry Doby, This remains to be proved. Al Kaline Throws Again, Arm OK LAKELAND, Fla. 1.11—Al Kaline threw a baseball yesterday for the first time in more than a week. And he reported no pain. The young 1954 American League batting champion has been in and out of the Detroit Tiger .lineup all spring with a sore arm. He said he hoped to get back into regular action "within a few days." 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