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CO Miners Depart For CSV Battle District Season 1-AAAA, 2-AAAA Cage Opens Action Tonight rjt 21 Jixstf (Bunts rnrT Page 2-C Friday, January 10. 1969 NCAA Sets New JC Transfer Rule LOS ANGELES (AP) Athletes who transfer from junior colleges to four-year schools no longer must wait a year before participating in varsity athletics at their new school. The National Collegiate Athletic Association during its meeting in Los Angeles this week ruled such transfer stu- a' By CHUCK WHIT LOCK The red-hot scoring spree of the University of Texas at El Paso basketball Miners could come to a screeching halt Saturday afternoon when coach Don Haskins sends his quick-as-a-wink fivesome against Colorado State University in a regionally televised game at Fort Collins. Colo. The Miners fly to Denver Friday morning, then drive to Fort Collins Saturday morning.

Gametime is 1:40 p.m. with the game to be carried live in El Paso by KTSM-TV (Channel 9). In their last four games victories over Montana State, Tahoe Paradise, Arizona State and Pan American the Miners have averaged 101 points a game. The figure is unheard of in Haskins' tenure as chief of the Miner cage fortunes. At the same time the Miners have limited their opposition to 72 points per game.

Colorado State's Rams have whipped up an impressive 8-2 record for the season. Jim Williams' cagers opened with a 95-89 loss to undefeated New Mexico State in the Dedication Tournament at Las Cruces, and bowed to Utah State, 83-73, in their last outing, also on the road. In between those losses the Rams have bested Denver University of Pacific, Fresno State, SW Louisiana State, California Loyola, Santa Barbara, Rutgers and Utah. In their 10 games the Rams have averaged 74.7 points per game and allowed their oppo- nents 63.9 points. They have won all five of their home games.

In comparison, the Mirers, en route to their 12-3 record, have averaged 83.5 points per game for 15 games and allowed 69.3 points. Leading the CSU statistics are Cliff Shegogg and the Kerr twins Lloyd and Ioyd averaging in double figures. Shegogg is hitting 1S.6 points per game, Lloyd Kerr 16.2 and Floyd Kerr 14.5. Bellringer for the Miners is Nate Archibald, the roller skate from New York who is swishing the netting for a torrid 22.8 points per game and shooting a fantastic 55.9 per cent from the floor. Two other Miners are in double figures Mike Switzer at 18 points and Drew White at 14.3.

Haskins will take a full squad of 12 players to Fort Collins, but is expected to start his regular foursome of Archibald, Switzer and White plus leading rebounder Pies Vann. who is averaging 8.1 caroms and 9.3 points. The fifth starter will come from Kenny John, Walter Richards or Bob Doyle. The party will take c-ff at 9:10 a.m. and arrive in Denver at 1:09 p.m.

Headquarters for the Denver stay will be Ramada Inn. Haskins is expected 1 3 hold a light workout Friday afternoon at a Denver high school. Gadsden Hosts Canutillo Five Tonight Special to EL PASO TIMES ANTHONY, N.M. The Gadsden Panthers wi 1 host the Canutillo Eagles cn Friday and the Las Cruces Bull fi" dents can participate in varsity athletics after one quarter or semester providing their grades are good. An NCAA Executive Committee proposal, accepted during the meeting, sets a 2.5 or C-plus grade average as the standard.

And, it uses a formula to predict that if a student is capable of a 1.6 or C-minus grade average, but makes a 2.5 or C-plus average the first grading period, the student can represent the school in athletics. A student with a better than 1.6 grade projection or record also is eligible if his average after the first grading period is 2.5 or better. Essentially, the new rule won't count for football players unless they complete a quarter or semester of work during the spring or summer. But, according to an NCAA spokesman, it would mean basketball players or athletes participating in other winter or spring sports, could put on varsity uniforms. The predicting formula takes into consideration an athlete's academic record in high school and junior college and attempts to project the quality of his work at the four-year college.

If an athlete does not make a 2.5 average during the first grading period, he still must wait a full year before participating on a varsity team. By BUTCH FREEMAN The 1968-69 high school basketball season goes into full wmg Friday night with six games on tap with the opening of District 1-AAAA and 2-AAA slated for El Paso gymnasiums. All 12 or the class AAAA schools see action in Friday's district openers. The schools were all in one big district last year, District 1-AAAA. which was divided into two divisions.

But with the start of the 1963 school year, the Texas Interscholas-tic League changed the district into two districts, District 1-AAAA and District 2-AAAA, with each of the districts containing six high schools. The Jefferson Silver Foxes, who are in District 2 AAAA this year, captured the 1-AAAA crown last season by beating the Irvin Rockets 68-49, but lost the bi-district game to Odessa Permian. 33-54. Games scheduled for Friday night start at 8 p.m.. with B-team tilts slated for 6:30 p.m.

In District 1-AAAA. the Eastwood Troopers host the Andress Eagles, the Austin Panthers play the Irvin Rockets at Irvin and the Burges Mustangs battle the Coronado Thunderbirds at Coronado. While in District 2-AAA the Bel Air Highlanders tangle with the Bowie Bears at Bowie, El Paso High Tigers meet the Jefferson Silver Foxes at Memorial Gym and the Technical Lions play the Ysleta Indians at Ysleta. After about nine weeks of pre-district play, the Burges Mustangs get the early nod to capture the District 1-AAAA crown, while in District 2-AAAA, the prediction goes with Jefferson. Coach Jerry Cook's Mustangs have compiled a 13-2 record for the season and look the team to beat in 1-AAAA, although they can expect trouble from the Austin Panthers, who are usually always contenders for the championship, ship.

The Silver Foxes had a poor showing in the early part of the year with a 6-11 record. They have the necessary potential to take the crown for the second year in a row. Jefferson saw action against some of the tougher schools in the state and New Mexico. They did not start to jell until recently. But the Foxes will have to watch out for the Technical Lions and the Bel Air Highlanders, because both teams have top shooters and reboun-ders and have compiled good records.

Bel Air is 11-2, while Tech stands 12-4. UNKNOWN SHOOTS HOT ROUND Jimmy Walker an unheralded 30-year-old golfer from Los Angeles, blasts out of a trap to the 13th green during Thursday's opening round of the $100,000 Los Angeles Open. He salvaged a par on the hole and went on to card a four -under -par. (AP Wirephoto) Sif ord Leads Tourney; Lee Trevino Scores 72 Buffalo Acquires NHL Team BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A group of Buffalo investors said Thursday it had purchased the Oakland Seals of the National Hockey League for a sum "in excess of $2 million." A spokesman for the Niagara Frontier Hockey Inc.

said the NHL's Board of Governors would decide whether to approve the group's transfer application, which would bring the team to Buffalo. The sale was announced Thursday at a press conference called by Seymour Knox III, president of the Buffalo group. The NHL board meets Jan. 21 in Montreal and is expected to take up the application. If it is approved, the Buffalo group expects to have the move completed in time for the 1969-70 season next fall.

The Seals thus become the first NHL expansion team to move of the seven that were created in 1965. Knox said the seating capacity of the city's Municipal Auditorium would have to be increased from its present 9,800 to 16,080 in order to meet the NHL attendance requirements. This, he said, had been planned in 1965 by the mayor and the City Council and he expected the two to approve the plan again. "There are hundreds and thousands of fans on the Niagara Frontier who at the present time cannot see major league hockey action and I'm sure that this development will be great news to them," Knox said. Ed McLemore, Mat Promoter Dies In Dallas DALLAS (AP) Ed McLemore, long time wrestling promoter, died Thursday after suffering a second heart attack.

McLemore promoted wrestling in Dallas for 30 years, which is believed to be the longest period for any one city in the nation. For years, he also promoted the Saturday night "Big Jamboree," featuring country and Western music. McLemore, who survived several wrestling wars, booked wrestling talent all over Texas. The Dallas native suffered a heart attack last February which kept him away from his office for more than six months. Cage Scores Edd Hargett Named Soutli Captain MOBILE, Ala.

(AP) Quarterback Edd Hargett of Texas was named offensive captain Thursday and linebacker Mike Hall of Alabama was chosen defensive captain of the South team for Saturday's Senior Bowl game. The North squad doubled things up by picking four co-captains for the all-star match. North players picked quarterback Bobby Douglass of Kanasas and tight end Ted Kwalick of Penn State as co-captains on offense and linebacker Ron Pritchard of Arizona State and defensive back Roger Wehrli of Missouri on defense. Coaches Charley Winner of the St. Louis Cardinals for the South and Allie Sherman of the New York Giants for the North, said they will pick their starting line-ups Friday.

Sherman said he is leaning toward Douglass for the starting quarterback role. Douglass rushed for 495 yards and 12 touchdowns during the regular season and passed 1,316 yards and 12 more scores. Sherman's other quarterback, Gregg Cook of Cincinnati, has been hampered some with a sore throwing arm and has been resting it. Hargett, the South offensive captain, will be backed up by Loran Carter of Auburn. The Texas ace wound up the third ranking passer nationally for all-time in his three-year stint for the Aggies and is fifth best on total offense for the three-year period.

Don Haskins To Speak At 3Ieeting dogs on Saturday for high school basketball action this weekend. The junior varsity games will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the varsity games at 8 p.m. in both occasions. The Panthers will attempt to up their 2-won, 6-loss record for the season.

This will be the second time the Panthers meet these two ball clubs. Gadsden defeated the Eagles, 54-44, and lost to the Bulldogs, 62-35, earlier in the season. THURSDAY'S GAMES SOUTHWEST Proirie View 110, Southern U. 99 Kentucky Wesleyan 10), Corgus Christ! 84 North Texas State 106, Bradley 92 EAST Boston State 103, Bridgewater State New Hampshire 75, Northeastern 72 Belknap 99, Daniel Webster 85 Hapur 83, Utica 69 Cheyney State 84, Delaware State 70 Thiel 68, Carnegie-Mellon 57 Grove City 91, Kenyon 86 Rollins 74, Adelphi 71 SOUTH Union, 55, Thomas More 54 Atlantic Christian 89, Elon 83 Vanderbilt 94, Louisiana State 92 M'onooqa 81, Lipscomb 77 Bowdoin 81, Tutts 71 Campbell 83, Pfeiffer 76 Dickinson 67 Franklin S. Marshall 59 Moravian 84, Lebanon Valley 68 Cumberland 69, Campbellsivlle 68 Mercer 76, Georgia State College 71 Tennessee 68, Benedict 59 MIDWEST Central Mo State 95, Nebraska Omaha 64 Kansas Wesleyon 77, Baker 71 Drake 86 Witichta State 81 Notre Dame 76, Butler 73 Baldwin-Wallace 74, Youngstown 68 University of Texas at El Paso Miner basketball coach Don Haskins will be the featured speaker at the Monday meeting of the Downtown Touchdown Club at noon in the Sheraton Motor Inn.

Haskins will talk to members about the Miners game with Colorado State and also will discuss the Jan. 18 game with New Mexico State University. All members are urged to attend the meeting. By BOB MYERS LOS ANGELES (AP) Surging through the back nine with a barriage of birdies and an eagle, veteran Charlie Sif-ford knocked eight strokes off par Thursday for a 63 and the lead in the first round of $100,000 Los Angeles Open Golf Tournament. The 45-year-old Sifford, the first Negro to gain top stature in professional golf, wrecked the Rancho Park Municipal Course's par 36-35 71 with nine-hole scores of 35-28.

The lead put Sifford three strokes in front of two previous surprises on this cloudy, chilly day, rookie pro Grier Jones, the 1968 National collegiate champion from Wichita, and Dave Hill of Evergreen, Colo. Jones, 22, playing in only his fifth pro tournament, shot 32-3466 and Hill. 31. had 34-32 66. The stellar stars of this 43rd annual winter tournament Billy Casper, with 34-3369; U.S.

Open Champion Lee Trevino, 55-3772, and Arnold Palmer, 37-35 73, were relegated to back seats. Tied at 67 were Jimmy Walker Terry Dill and Bob Murphy. Bruce Crampton was alone at 68. Sifford sank a pair of eight-foot putts on the eighth and ninth holes and made the turn relatively unnoticed one under par. He parred the 10th and 11th and then launched his astonishing sub par attack.

He birdied No. 12 with a three-foot putt, banked a shot in from 40 yards out on the next hole for an eagle three, and, waxing even hotter and birdied the next four holes. The string ended on the 18th when he had to settle for par. "If I play this good with the flu I hope it don't leave me," Sifford said. Hill had finished the round just ahead of Sifford and was escorted in, his score announced and Hill good naturedly shouted, veta-vetat saliva test." Sifford's 63 was one stroke shy of the course record of 62 set by Palmer in 1962.

Casper, the defending champion, laughed about round in which several long putts for birdies saved the day. "I'd say my round was scroungy," said Casper, who knocked in birdie putts from 40. 30, 15 and 12 feet away. "I thought I'd play better today especially after yesterday," said Palmer, who had a 69 in the pro am Wednesday "I missed several makeable putts." After rookie lefthander Jon Warden was taken in the American League expansion draft, the Detroit Tigers were left with only two bachelors Earl Wilson and Daryl Mike a 1 1 Navy's sophomore quarterback, set a Naval Academy record last season by pessing 280 times. This was 39 more passes than attempted by John Cartwright in 1967.

nan 0l? dinsiplloynmigf nonOa fife oF Enco Stadium And when you pick up your free decal, take advantage of our special stadium cushion offer. Each cushion has the UTEP basketball schedule on one side. Catch the cage action in person Just slick a Tiger decal, free from participating Enco stations, on your car. Keep tuned to radio station KTSM, 1380, and if their mobile unit spots your car and your license number is read over the air, two tickets to the next UTEP Miners' home basketball game are yours free. Six winners for each home game.

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