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Wyflttoffl* (Ark.) Courier New* *. Saturdiy, January«, IMT •- Ptgt 8*vea MIGHT BE COLLEGE BASKETBALL'S STORY OF THE '" A Coach at Princeton Gets a New Call By SANDY PADWE PRINCETON, NJ. - (NBA) - Ones, Bill Van Breda KOlff was a happy, the game-is-played-for-fun guy, who stood out from the coaching crowd because of his flamboyant behavior on the bench, his anti-establishment witticisms and his big cigars. Princeton was the last place you could picture the big Dutchman with the mocking smile, the questioning eyes and the deep, rasping voice. He didn't make it through as an undergraduate. "My academic career here," he said, smiling, "was ... sort of checkered." * * * Bill received his degree from New York University, played professionally for the New York Knickerbockers, coached Lafayette into the National Invitation Tournament, and then transformed Hofstra into a small college power. When Princeton asked him .IN DEMAND — The Bill Bradley era .at .Princeton has spawned a new era for the Ivy League, generally, and Princeton coach Bill Van Breda Kolff (left) in particular. The Tigers, with player* like sophomore Chris Thomforde, and other.Ivy teams are now in .demand. to return h« did even though the basketball program offered nothing but a challenge. At Princeton he had no assistant. The baseball coach doubled as his freshman coach and the pres- gureless Ivy League was a lot of fun. Enter Bill Bradley. Exit fun. ... Bill Van Breda Kblff wishes people wouldn't ask him about Bill Bradley any more. He also wishes people wouldn't c6mpare his 1&66-67 naU6nally ranked team with", his. nationally ranked squad of 1964-65. ' • * * * It's not that Bill Van Breda Kolff doesn't appreciate Bill Bradley. And it's not that he doesn't enjoy talking about Bill Bradley. it's just that in the last two years everything seems to have changed at Princeton. That change can be traced back to Bill Bradley. . The trouble was that Van .Breda Kolff, Princeton and the Ivy League were unprepared for a legend, and Bill 'Bradley was the most legendary sp&rts figure in the Ivy League since Albie Booth. . . This, hbwever, is not an F.. Scott Fiezgerald era pt glitter, manners arid elegance. .This era belongs, instead, to ,Camus, to 'Sartre, to "Kafka and. Pinter and Brecht, Their thoughts art a bit rtturkier. Bill Bradley rekindled all the memories of a forgotten time. He was polite, warm, sincere, intelligent, well-niannered and an athlete with extraordinary talent. When'you g6t on a train at Princeton two years ago, you felt that Amory Elaine or Anthony Patch were somewhere in the crowd headed for New York. 16. meet their dates under the Biltmore clock. That was Bradley'* doing. He had made Princeton the favorite of the country, an underdog from the Ivy League that had a chance for the national basketball championship. And since when had proper, staid, well 1 - endowed 'Princeton been considered an underdog? '*'•*- * ' The demands on Bill Bradley that year were brutal—a story for this paper, a picture for that magazine, an interview for this television • station. The demands on Bill Van Breda Kolffs time were equally brutal. Princeton missed the cl-ampionship in .1965. The Timers finished third. But. Bradley had brought them ever so close. Fans Puzzled by Downfall Of the Lobos and Wildcats " By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer The apparent collapse of the New Mexico Lobos has started to intrigue college .basketball fans' already perplexed by the decline of the Kentucky Wildcats. . The Lobos. from Albuquerque, sixth-ranked in the preseason Associated Press poll, lost their third in a row Friday night. A last second layup by Walt Simon gave Utah.a 66-64 victory at Salt Lake City after the Lobos had held a 37-30 halftime lead. ,3,t .Was. the fourth defeat, all on the road, against 11 victories for the Lobos who slipped from third to ninth in the current AP rankings after last week's setbacks by Wyoming and Denver. New Mexico State handed the Lobos their first defeat last month. Unbeaten, 'top-ranked UCLA, the only other team in the Top Ten to see action, made it 13 straight with a 122-57 romp over Portland at Los Angeles, with sophomore Lew Alcindor pacing the attack with 27 points. Gary Gray, a 6-fbot-l senior from Ft Cobb, .Okla., .threw in 55 points to lead Oklahoma City in a 128-103 rout of West. Texas State. Brigharn • Young; playing at home, took over undisputed leadership in the Western Athletic . Conference by defeating Wyoming 97-75. . ' ' . Oregon downed Oregon .State 63-51 and Santa Clara ; whipped San Francisco State 92-80 in other home court victories. On the road, Colorado State University defeated Idaho State 70-58. .The CSU Rams were paced by Bob Rule's 30 points. GOZ W/NS AT OSCEOLA 20 for leachville Leachville, the No. 1 high school basketball team in Arkansas, didn't tarnish : its reputation any last night. John.Widner's'Mississippi.County Lions ganged up on Batesville and sent the Pioneers packing with a 64-45 loss. 'In other'prep action around the area last night, Gosnell enjoyed a hot night of shooting and' Won 67-60 at Osceola; Manila sprinted to a 70-52 victory at Monette; Luxora had to'mbve its game to Shawnee but survived 71-54; and Reiser was turned back at Wilson 52-45. Pro Bow/ on TV Sunday; AFL Star Battle Is Today LOS ANGELES (AP)- The 17th annual Pro Bowl football game — and it may be the last in its present form — takes over the grid scene Sunday with the best of the National Football League on display in Memorial Coliseum. It's East versus West as stars of the eastern and western conference of • the NFL go into action before a hoped-for-crowd of 50,000 and a national, television audience. CBS does the television with the kickoff set for 4:05 p.m., EST This is a prestige game for the players who are selected to play by the NFL coaches, an honor that lias-significance when talking next season's contracts with the club bosses. X. » * Coach George Allen of the Los Angeles Rams, the West's coach named Baltimore's famed Johnny Unitas to lead off at quarterback, but Green Bay's equally celebrated Bart Starr won't, be long coming on the scene. • Coach Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys, the East's guardian, selected his own quarterback, Don Meredith, to.start,' but as': with the other team, Ark-Mo to Go Ark-Mo Killowatters semipro 'basketball team has a date in. Eddyvi'lle Sunday afternoon.with the Kentucky State Prison, quintet. Tipbff at 12:30. This is the rubber match between the i; two clubs.' ' '' ' Frank Ryan of the Cleveland Browns will share the honors. Generally the Pro Bowl games are wide open since the coach don't have too much time to perfect defenses. • .. . The West \is favored . by ; 3 points and part of this may well be due to the presence of eight of the world champion Green Bay Packers on its squad. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)-To players from the Eastern and Western Divisions faced each' Other today in .the' American Football League All Star Game on a rain-soaked Oakland Coliseum field. ' Possibly the last AFL .All Star clash because of the merger with the'National Football League, the game was scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. PST- before a national television audience. **'*'•'' Len Dawson,of the AFL champion Kansas City-.Chiefs was'set to quarterback tlie West, which has never lost to the East in four previous contests. Jack Kemp' bf the East ti- tlist Buffalo Bills was;.to'quar- terback the East, coached ^By Boston's Mike Holovak. Oakland's John Rauch coached the West. The game was originally scheduled for last week, but the merger created the Super Bowl and a postponement. The. Super Bowl result - Green''Bay 35:^ Kansas City :10-wasn't, : figured to help-the gate.'-?; ;'•' •;';:. High School .t ImliilllllllUlllBllinillBllilllllllaiL-iJIIIIliliiilHIl].. By "THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Leachville 64, Batesville 45 . Blytheville: 50, .Little .Rock Central.48, 3.overtimes , Silbam" Springs 64, Bentbn- ville.37 . . West Memphis 64, Helena 42 Jonesboro 65, Little Rock Hall :59. . ...... ... . .. . . : Benton 65, Sheridan 45 Weiner 57, Marked Tree 45 Crosset 66, Hope 62, overtime Forrest City 63, Wynne 42 ', Prescott McRae 97, Sparkman Training'Sctiol..68.-....'.- Fort Smith Northside 62, Fay- eteville 35 Carnden Lincoln 58, Pine Bluff Southeast 55 Hot Springs Langston 72, North Little Rock Jones 59 Little Rock Catholic 68, Little Rock McClellan 57 'El.Dorado 58, Texarkana 53 Malyern 75, Warren 64 ,Cabot 70, Beebe 57 LOhoke 16, England 8 North Little Rock 82, Pine Bluff 59 Marvell 90, Wheatley 44 Deaf School 93, Oak Grove 79 Arkadelphia 57, Camden 30 Bauxite 38, Harmony Grove 37 Hot Springs akeside 73, Bryant 36'- Bismarck 69, Poyen 65 Bennie Signs Two Halfbacks mNFSRDRO Ark (AP) — Arkansas State football coach BennSndl fr announced today that he has signed two half- namedhouSanding tiack in Region 2AA and McCarron < the outetanding tack in Distriflt 2A. iBOWLING/ Dixie Brauer rolled 184-495; Mercy Tait : 183: and Dolly Hein picked the «-7-10 In Wed. Early Bird Leaeu* at Strat-O-Lanes. Katz bad 687: «nd Blytheville Title 1903. WED. EARLY BIRD Blytheville Title ........ 46 7-Up-.. ,/,.:,..,.,. ........ 42 Parmere. Bank':.'..; ..... 41 Wonder Br«ad ... ....... 3614 McFall'l Florist ..... ... 35 Katz ................... 32 Dainty Fingers .......... !9 43 J & T Photo studio .... 26% 4S 26 36 31 35' 37 40 Not Serious SANTO DOMINGO, Domin- .iiian Republic (AP.) .-'Rico Carty;.'Atlanta;•. Braves'; hard-hitting ;outfielder,. was resting comfortably today in a hospital after suffering facial injuries in an automobile accident. Carty was hurt in a two-car collision early Friday morning. A hospital spokesman said his condition was not serious., No Hockey League .•• Friday's Rienultt ; But all was not happiness at Leachville. The Junior. High Cubs Ibst their first game. Batesville took 'em 35-33. Phil Warren and John Linck wrapped up the rebounds as the Leachville-varsity thundered to a 15-5 first-quarter lead. Batesville was out of it at halftime, the determined -Lions building a 32-14 cushion. Tommy Robins registered' 19 Leachville points; Ronnie Keith 12; Ronnie Widner 11; Linck Id! Warren 3; 2 each by Joe Sharp, Tommy Pierce, Ricky Drury and Jerry Finley; and one for Allen Fortenberry. Ricky Head hammered 13 for Batesville. • For the Leachville juniors, Ronnie Edgin cupped 12; Chris Pierce 8; Terry Adams 6; Tommy Reed 5; and John Johnson 2. Leachville varsity, has a 20-1 record. ' • • * * *• ' ' Quitman Sullins' Pirates made 50 per cent of their field goal attempts in their success at Osceola, Gosnell rushe.d to a 218 lead after a quarter but the Seminoles turned on some steam of their own in the second 'quarter and trailed only 34-26 at the break. Osceola outscored the Bucs 34-33 in the last half but Gosnell's superior work in the opening portion held up. Richard Mullins cracked the rims for 26 Gosnell points. Gary Luzader ripped off 13; Cliff Parrott 11; Craig Pierce 7;; Dale Lewelling 6; and Randy Frye 4, . * * + • For Osceola, Ronnie Bennett pumped 18 points;; Larry Gladden 15; Teddy Pruitt 10; Don Betterton 7; Phil Morrow 6; 2 each by Jon Van Cleve and Corky Vaughn. ; Osceola won the junior high prelim 22-15. Osceola's book: Rozelle and Julian 7 each. Gosnell's: Ken Murray 9 and Tom Pipp 4. + *.' * Gaylon Ward's Manila Lions moved their season record to 18-5 with the runaway-at Monette.- John Benson was the ring leader with 19 points and 23 rebounds. Mike Deaton also rounded up 19 points; Mike Vance 14 (and 10 rebounds); Ricky Henry 6; Preston TateiS; Allen Me- Cullough, Steve Davis and Jimmy Ellis a pair apiece; and Jerry Gray one. .'.' Manila took' command 14-8 at the first-quarter stop and 3617 at intermission. It was Manila's fourth win over-Monette this season. '. , ' Manila; Junior .High, won the Mike Tuolnr »Uih- ed.13 points; .Craig Costner 7; Bruce - Hornberger 4; Tommy Fowler 3; and Mike Hatcher 2.." * » * Luxora's gym needed repairs, so the game was shifted to Shawnee. Luxora has enjoyed much success at home this season but didn't find things, too friendly in Joiner. Luxora-led all the way. "We got a good start," said Ray "Patterson, "and we played one of our better shooting games all year." The Luxora gym is expected to be ready for Caruthersville visit Tuesday night, Joe George tore off 19 points and Gary Brownlee 18. Other Luxora slingers: Cliff Yarbrough 12; Don George 8; Bobby George 7; Bobby Bynum 4; and Ray George 3. * * * Shawnee's Steve Ford pbured 24; Danny Welch 15;; Frank Ralph 10; Cobter Hill and Cap Campbell 2 each. Shawnee junior girls captured the preliminary 31-28, a close one all the way. Luxora's Judy George twirled 13 points; Linda Wopdard 9; and Wanda Seatori 6. Paulette Henning was a dream for Shawnee with 18. Alexander showed 9 and Barnes 4. * * * .. Ralph Thompson's Wilson Bulldogs led 24-23 at the half but had to gather themselves and produce a team rally to overcome Reiser. The Jackets had taken a 40-35 lead in the third quarter. But the dogs won the fourth 17-5. Lynn Smith and Cleo Faulkner carried off 11 points each for Wilson; Fred Parnell and Paul Hunt 8s; and Joe Robertson 7. For Reiser, Taylor Little cranked up 18 and Buddy Nichols 15. "Our boys kept their poise real well," said the Wilson coach, "and kept coming back. The comback was a team victory."" Wilson Junior High grabbed the opener 45-43 as Terry Hunt swished 15; Dave Lewis 12; and Eddie Bridges 10'. G. Johnson gunned 18. for Reiser, Wilbanks helping with 10. In doin||| so, Bradley converted Princeton into a "basketball" name. Van Breda Kblff wasn't entirely prepared for that either. , He still had no full-time assistant, the baseball coach still handled the freshman team and the director of athletic* kept calling and telling him that teams like Nbrth Carolina, Illinois and Davidson wanted games with the Tigers (at their courts, bf course). + + * Van Breda Kolff does n6t -have a Bradley any more. Princeton, hbwever, continues to win. "We have better balance with this team," he said. What he does have is art exceedingly fine scorer in Chris Thbmforde, the soph- ombre center. He also has two steady seniors, the last remnants bf the Bradley era, Gary Walters and Ed Hummer. Juniors Joe Heiser and John Haarlow are the bther starters. The team has won all its difficult games against North Carolina, Davidson, Villanbva, etc. The only loss' was to Louisville. "I think all the starters have been high scorers, in at least one game," Van Breda Kolff said. "That's what I mean about the -balance. * . * : .* , "I just wish everyone would stop asking about Bradley and give these kids credit. They deserve it. "Th« influence of Bill Bradley will always be here in one form or another" 'he continued. "Because of Bill,Ivy' League basketball is accepted. Look at our schedules. Cornell-Kentucky, Yale- Tulsa, Princeton-North Carolina, Harvard - Arizona, Brown-Georgia Tech." Princeton is the main attraction. There is a good chance the Tigers— if the Ivy League settles .its , differences with the NCAA- will have an Opportunity for eastern and national honors this year. "What .gets me though," Van Breda Kolff said, "is that w6 could easily get knocked Off by someone in our league. Then everyone asks what happened. When you win you're expected to keep it up. No slips allowed." Bill Van Breda Kolft's phone rings all the time nbw. "Tickets . . . speeches . . . stuff like that," he said. "The other day an alum called. He said if things continue to go well, he'd like me to come out and speak to his group again. "Imagine that ... if things continue to go well. If we lose, forget it." ... And all Bill Bradley wanted was a decent education. iiiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiWNiiiiiliiii 1 ' COLLEGE Not Giving Up We are just not going to give up on Big Lake! For some, improvements at Big Lake looked like a hopeless thing. For years one group or another made efforts to get some work clone on the lake. Every time there was little or no result. It has always been sOme- what of a perplexing situation in that it was such a popularly supported project. In fact, it was hard to find a person with a legitimate rca- on why the improvements should not be made. The atmosphere in the state has changed considerably and sportsmen are hoping their pleas will be heard by more sympathetic ears. We've felt all along the answer to our problems was a strong local wildlife organization. One made up of a representative group of people of this area who will strive for both better hunting and fishing. There arc many people who indulge in both sports. These are provided for all the public to enjoy and- should not be considered only for those who live in the immediate area. Sportsmen from all over the area should feel they are responsible for these facilities and offer whatever help that is needed. The Manila Club is a step in the right direction and they should feel free to ask and HACKLER NAMED Hugh Hackler, Director of the Game and Fish Commission, has been named to the Migratory Bird Committee of the International Association of Game and Fish Commissioners. E. T, Rose of the Iowa State Conservation Commission is committee chairman. This seven-man committee will be instrumental in drawing up recommendations to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the 1967-68.migra- tory bird seasons, limits, and other regulations. LOTS OF HVNTING LEFT LITTLE ROCK-By mid- January most of the state's hunting seasons have ended, with hunters mostly after rabbit and quail. Duck, goose, and coot seasons ended Jan. 7, the second half of the dove season ended Jan. 11, squirrel hunting came to a halt all over the state as the southern half hunt ended Jan. 15. A few bowhunters who have not yet bagged their second deer will have until the end of the month to fill out their quota. Bucks or does are legal targets. The firearms deer season ended on the last day By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ozarks 89, Oral Roberts, Okla. I EAST Montclair St. 91, Jersey City St. 70 i Nasson 79, New Eng. Col. 66 Roberts Wesleyan 78, Evangel 72 SOUTH Georgia St. 88, Rollins 78 Knoxville 116, Morehouse 83 Va. Union 136, Shaw 90 MIDWEST Kenyon 77, Denison 71 Beloit 78, Ripon 68 Minn. Morris 94, Mich. Tech 64 . . . . Wayne St. 80, Cleveland St. 78 Cornell, Iowa, 66, Carleton 54 Lawrence, Kan. 70, Coe 64 Parsons 77,, Central, Iowa, 63 SOUTHWEST Okla. City 128, West Texas 103 FAR WEST Utah 66, New Mexico 64 UCLA 122, Portland 57 Brig. Young 97, Wyoming 75 Oregon 63, Oregon St. 51 Gonzaga 94, St. Martin's 67 COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR ThM fer feck tar, "Ttfc Wh«» Htk lit* twt" FOR THE WEEK JANUARY 22 THRU JANUARY 29 SUN 22 9:17 PM MOM 23 10:16 PM TUE PM WED 25 11:47 PM THU 26 12:17 AM 1:15 AM SAT 28 2:10 AM SUN 29 3:02 AM All tlm< l> givin in Ctnfrtl Stindird limt. Add on< hour for th« EnMtn timi arm; tuMnct en* hour (or Rocky MounKin tirtw; two hounfarPKlficMiM. h kxulite «*• dnyMgW whigitjm.,,»dd on* how le Hm« fcuid «bev«. CbpyrigM KW Blicktr th« Flth — Better tht Day for Pithing expect support In their en- deavoC from all Mississippi Countians. We would all like to have a good place to hunt and fish. Almost every project has a catchy or colorful group of initials. Why not BLIP (for Big Lake Improvenment Project)? * + * Fishing isn't exactly at its best right now but a warming trend should help somewhat tills weekend. Most of the area lakes are extremely clear. Some were frozen over during the last cold spell. To add to the complications, small shad by the thousands are taking over some of the lakes. More of them have been reported this year than any previous season. They are ready meal for the hungry fish. * + * I was fishing one day last summer in Glass' Lake near Joiner, when a couple of fishermen in one boat asked a- notlier group' how they were doing. One of them replied, "I'se not doing so good, but that man over there with that 'Big Daddy' is really dragging them in." I hadn't thought of my fly rod in that respect. -WOODY of 1966. Both rabbit and quail season have almost a full month of time remaining, as both end on Feb. 15. Rabbits may be taken only during the daylight hours and cannot be hunted at night. Hunters, who enjoy hunting' at night with dogs taking fur- bearing animals, have the entire month of February remaining. If a mild winter and early spring occur, then it's back to fishing after a short transition from the hunting seasons. . * * * HUNTERS' LOG RABBIT—Season now open, continues through Feb. 15. Daily limit, 8. QUAIL—Season now open, extends through Feb. 15. Daily limit, 8. DEER; Archery — Season currently open, runs through Jan. 31. FUR-BEARING ANIMALS —Season open, runs through Feb. 28. WOODCOCK— Season now open, extends through Jan. 30. Daily limit 5. All other hunting seasons closed. GET LOST AND LOVE IT WITH YOUR NEWSPAPER THE SPORTS PAGE FOR DAD—THE CLUB NEWS FOR MOTHER—FEARLESS FOSWELL'S LATEST ESCAPADES, FOR JUNIOR! THESE FEATURES, AND HUNDREDS MORE, MAKE THE PAPER A MUCH-LOVED MEMBER OF THE FAMILY! make ft a regular member . . . sub- Tlhe today for tervice-to-your-door. PO 3-4461 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS |

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