Prospector from El Paso, Texas on October 4, 1977 · Page 2
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October 4,1977/The Prospcctor/PAGE 4 The sports page -^••••••••^•l^^^^iMMMMmMaMNi Playing by the rules is safe, fun For this writer to do what he's about to do can be likened to changing horses in the middle of a stream. In the Sports Biz column of Sept. 27, I mistakenly criticized the officiating of a flag football game between two women's teams. It has been brought to my attention that both my grounds for complaint and the subsequent suggestions which I offered were in error. I totally agree with this opinion. The first and most grave error made involved prejudgingthe experience and authority of the officials. There are a few things I would like to say on their behalf. First, for the first couple weeks of the season many of the players will try as DOIT UNDERWATER UTEP SCUBADIVERS Invite you to their meeting Thursday, Oct. 6 4:00 p.m. Wiggins Rm., Union East For more information: Jeff Campbell, instructor • 581—3896 Mark Nerring 533—6410 oooooo the *<5^ < I I I TM PROGRAM and ENLIGHTENMENT VERIFIED BY PERFORMANCE OF SUPER NORMAL ABILITIES THE TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION PROGRAM unfolds FULL human potential based on deep rest and release of stress leading to perfect mind-body coordination. enlightenment and special abilities such as lewitation and invisibility. FREE LECTURE Tuesday, Oct. 4 7:30 p.m. UTEP Library Auditorium for more information: 533-9071 Sponsored by Studants' Intarnctional Meditation Society. (C) 1977 World Plan Executive Council—U.S. All rights reserved. Transcendental Meditatlon(R), TM(R) are registered service marks of WPEC—U.S.. a nonprofit educational organization. 1 ^""''""''•''"''X'COfl'ooqooCT^^ t i I i i i i \ hard as possible to find out what they can and cannot get away with. It is most important that the officials let the teams know that they are in control from the first play of the game. This is done for the benefit of'the players' Sporfs Biz by Glen Chem safety. Secondly, the rookie officials, as well as the veterans, have received proper and expert instruction from the intramural department. Finally, there exists the problem of knowing and adjusting to the rules. This problem applies more toward the new players than toward those who have been around awhile. When enough flags have been thrown it is the hope that the rules will sink in. In regard to my suggestions, the only one which is logically faulty concerns penalties called on consecutive plays. If limits are set then it is possible to throw the balance of One tennis final to go With only the independent division left to be decided, intramural tennis singles finals found Lori Maldonado beating Norma Ayala, 6-2, 6-2 and Gordon Me Ale b scoring a convincing win over Mike Meeker (fraternity). Flag football competition today finds the No Names vs. the Cerveza Kids at 5 p.m., The Union vs. the Beer Runners at 6 p.m., the Mean Machine vs. Country Coyotes and the Buffaloes vs. PEM at 4 p.m., the Maggots vs. the Uranium Savages at 5 p.m., and in the women's division the Happy Hookers face the ROTC team at 6 p.m. power to one team. Coaches would be able to use this rule to an unfair advantage. Many calls in football require an official to make a judgment based on whether or not a violation may effect the outcome of a play. A strict .adherence to the rules by one official and a loose interpretation of them by another is bound to cause some conflict between the officials and the coaches and among the officials themselves. This is not to criticize the officials. What this amounts to is the old "call them as I see them" theory, which is completely logical and understandable under the circumstances. Not being able to get away with illegal blocks and other violations does not take the fun out of the game. Rather, it ensures that the game will be kept under control for the safety of all players. Logically, the fewer penalties you accrue, the greater the likelihood of sustaining a drive and scoring. It follows, of course, that adherence to the rules increases a team's chances of winning. I know of no one who has ever not had fun when he wins. Turning back the clock 1937: Miners roll up impressive 7-1-2 mark under Mack Saxon. After losing the season opener to New Mexico A&M, the Miners ripped New Mexico Military Institute, 19-3, edged West Texas, 16-14, tied their next two opponents, and then ran off five straight wins. The Miners whitewashed three teams during the season—Grceley State, Tempo and Sul Ross. Included in their seven victories was a 53-13 thrashing of Arizona State (Flagstaff). Rams, Cougars remain only unbeaten schools Through games of Oct. 1, only two'Western Athletic Conference teams are undefeated, Brigham Young, 3-0, and Colorado State, 4-0. In conference play, the Wyoming Cowboys, defending WAC co-champs, are undefeated in two games. Brigham Young mauled New Mexico, 54-19, last Friday night in Provo, Utah. The Cougars' Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Gifford Nielsen passed for 273 yards while completing 19 of 23 passes. The Cougars travel to Corvallis, Ore. to play Oregon State this Saturday. The CSU Rams scalped the Utah Utes, 44-3, Saturday in Fort Collins, Colo. The victory extends the Rams record to 4-0. COUPON They travel to El Paso this Saturday to tackle the Miners. Wyoming edged Arizona, 13-12, last Saturday in Laramie to extend their conference record to 2-0. The Cowboys hold a 2-1-1 overall season mark. They host Utah this Saturday. The UT El Paso Miners broke into the win column this weekend with a 23-21 victory over arch rival New Mexico State. The win was theMiners'first since Sept. 4 1976. Arizona State fell to Missouri, 15-0, Saturday in Tempe. The loss was the Sun Devils' first this year after winning their first two contests. ASU travels to Albuquerque to take on the New Mexico Lobos this Saturday. 1TACO and 2 TOST ADOS FOR ONLY... ALL EL PASO LOCATIONS COUPON MUST ACCOMPANY PURCHASE. ONE PER CUSTOMER, PLEASE COUPON Valid thru-Oct. 11,1977 The Prospector, student newspaper of the University of Texas at El Paso, is published each Thursday June through August and each Tuesday and Friday September through May, except during University holidays and exam periods, by The Publications Board, 204 W. Union, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas • 79968. Subscription price: $12 per year. The University is an equal opportunity institution. - (T[£g***~ -»"- • AIR FORCE ROTC IS AVAILABLE AT UTEP CALL LT. COL MOORE 584-4057 OR MAJOR LARRY LYON 505-646-2138 COLLECT

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