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The Wichita Eagle from Wichita, Kansas · 40

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Saturday, November 28, 1981
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P THE WICHITA EAGLE-BEACON Saturday Novombar 28 1981 College Football Kansas Faces Toughie Today By MAL ELLIOTT SUff Writer CHARLOTTE N C — Perhaps never before has the University of Kansas basketball team opened with so formidable an opponent as this year's North Carolina Tar Heels Only once since World War II has KU opened against a team anywhere near the Tar Heels’ dass That was Vanderbilt in 1972-73 and that was the only time the Jayhawks have lost their opener in the last 26 years North Carolina is ranked No 1 in virtually every list of top 20 teams in the nation The Tar Heels are coming off an appearance in the NCAA championship game last spring KU and North Carolina meet at noon today and it can be seen on ESPN (Cable Ch 34) and KARD-TV (Ch 3) KANSAS SEEMS ILL equipped to contend with such a powerful first opponent KU has only two starters and virtually no other experience returning from a 24-8 team which made it to the round of in the NCAA playoffs last season North Carolina more often than not successfully fights its way through the basketball jungle called the Atlantic Coast Conference to reach the NCAA playoffs This year the Tar Heels have plenty of weapons to do it again Front-line power is provided by 6-foot-9 James Worthy and 6-9 sophomore Sam Perkins who combined with the departed All-American AI Wood to obliterate foes before running into champion Indiana in the title game BACK TO RUN the show for the Tar Heels is 6-2 guard Jimmy Black Teaming with him in the backcourt is 6-5 Michael Jordan one of five blue-chip freshmen Coach Dean Smith harvested last spring North Carolina is believed to have the deepest and most telented team in Smith's 21 years at the helm What is most fearsome about North Carolina is the Ull and quick tandem of Worthy and Perkins “We can't match up with them in height but we will try to do something to take advantage of that quickness” said Ted Owens KU coach who keeps turning out winners just when it appears Ids program is in trouble OWENS WILL look to the 6-7 Guy for leadership and scoring this season Joining him in the backcourt will be Lance Hill 96Vj junior college transfer who has played well in an intrasquad game and an exhibition game against the Chinese National team “Lance is strong and physical and a good ball handler and I expect North Carolina to be doing a lot of trapping on defense" said Owens Another juco transfer 6-7 Jeff Dishman from Hutchinson JC will start on the front line with 6-9 sophomore Kelly Knight and 68 Dave Magley the other returning starter Knight had the center spot won last season before a knee injury took him out of action SMITH IS FAMOUS for throwing a lot of different defenses against opponents That can be sheer horror for a group that have not played together before “It will be quite a challenge to us” said Owens “It's bad to play that good a team in the first game but it's good to have several days to prepare for them” Smith has been fretting that his Tar Heels have not even had an exhibition game to work the kinks out before facing KU which nipped North Carolina 56-55 last year in Kansas City's Kemper Arena Tough early opponents can't frighten the Tar Heels any more They face them every year Next up for them Dec 3 is Tulsa champion of the National Invitation Tournament KU goes back home to face powerful Arizona State Monday night Both had better be ready The war has arrived KSU to Battle Northern Iowa By Our 8ports Staff MANHATTAN Kan — Kansas State University did not have any of those touring foreign teams to warm up against But the Wildcats will face three small college opponents before getting down to serious business in the 1981-82 basketball season K-State opens its season at 7:35 tonight against Northern Iowa which lost the four top scorers off its 9-18 did) of last season South Dakota and Aubum-Montgomery come to town next Monday and Thursday respectively Then the fun will be over K-State will go on the road to face Illinois a team the Cats beat in the West Regional of the NCAA playoffs last spring And before the Big Eight Conference action begins K-State win also face defending NCAA champion Indiana Big Ten power Minnesota Nevada-Las Vegas and Marquette K-State is expected to battle for the league title again with no im pm ksu defending champion Missouri JuJTS)1 ' ' ' f ! ' jm itn That is because the Cats return won ibid c cron -i four starters from last year's £ team which went to the final eight in the NCAA playoffs be- hom i fore falling to national runner-up Rdto: M1 North Carolina Sophomore Les Craft a 6-10 center is ticketed to join the four veterans for the opener Tyrone Adams 6-5 senior and a three-year starter will move to the backcourt to join point guard Tim Jankovich Flanking Kraft will be 6-7 seniors Ed Nealy and Randy Reed K-State blitzed Northern Iowa and South Dakota to begin the 198981 season K-State Cach Jack Hartman enters the season ranked No 3 among active coaches in winning percentage (684) and owns a 219102 record at K-State where he has won three Big Eight titles and taken the team to six NCAA tournament berths Today's Games i Vality Bradley v Oraaan Wafa Baltimore va Indiana Had Wis-Ssevans Point va Crelahtan MiaaiMl— I Vallay va IlHneia Stata SE Missouri va Souftwm minoia US International va Tuiaa SW Oklahoma va W Texas Sleto 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Portland va Wyomine Utah Stale va Utah Mareuatte va Alaska St John-a-lndlana va Notre Dam louiaiana State va NavadoCa vaeaa Utah Stata va Utah Kanaaa Wealoyan va NsbraHa Waaly SI Mary's va Fort Hava Stale Slarllna in Concordia Tourney McPharaon va Ottawa Kanaaa Newman va Bathol Tabor In Phillip Tourney NS Miaaourl va Wedibum Marymaunt In Evanoal Tourney Benedictine in Avila Tourney Baker In Avila Tourney Mid-America vs Calia el Idaho But hr in Fared Park Tourney Barton va Indapandanra In Indap Toumey Cawley in Dade City Tourney Cardan City In OC Tourney Dodao City in OC Tourney HuKMnaon In Buribwlen law InvH Pratt va Claud at Claud Taumoy Hletdand va Cadayvllla at Coff Toumey Allan In AmarHI toumey Fart Scott bt Penn Valley Claaalc Haakatt v Heaatan Colby v Coapar Toumey Johnson at State Fair Toumey Southern initial vs st Louis Batlarmln vs Cincinnati IrishLose 37-15 Finish at 5-6 MIAMI (UP1) — Mike Rodrigue scored once as a quarterback and once as a wide receiver and Jim Kelly threw two touchdown passes Friday to help Miami Fla down Notre Dame 37-15 and give the Irish their first losing season in II years Notre Dame and first-year coach Gerry Faust finished the season at 5-6 the worst Notre Dame record since Hugh Devore's Irish went 2-7 in 1963 Miami wound up at 9-2 the Hurricanes' best record since they went 8-1-1 in 1956 But Miami won’t go to a bowl because of NCAA sanctions for recruiting violations RODRIGUE A senior who was converted from quarterback to wide receiver this year and Kelly sent Miami to a commanding 30-6 halftime lead Rudrigue lined up as a quarterback cm the Notre Dame four-yard line just three minutes into the game and rolled to his right for the opening touchdown Notre Dame's Greg Bell took the ensuing kickoff 98 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown but the extra point was blocked by tackle Lester Williams Rodrigue made it 14-6 on a 18-yard completion from Kelly Danny Miller booted field goals of 49 and 53 yards and then receiver Rocky Belk gathered in a Kelly pass behind the Notre Dame secondary on the 15-yard line and raced in for a 63-yard touchdown Miller added a 24-yard field goal to give the Hurricanes their 24-point halftime lead Interceptions by comeiback Ronnie Lippett set up two of Miami's scores in the decisive first half His first pickoff of a Wade Koegel pass on the Notre Dame 49 to set up the Kelly-to- Rodrigue touchdown Then late in the second quarter he grabbed another Koegel pass and returned it six yards Bama Legend Goes After No 315 Today Bryant Changes Mind BIRMINGHAM Ala (UPI) - Before the season when Amos Alonzo Stagg's victory record was nine wins away Alabama's Bear Bryant said all the hype about the chase “bores the hell out of me" Win or Lose Today Against OSU 1981 Has Been a Horror for OU By Our Sports Staff STILLWATER Okla - It isn't often that Oklahoma State University gets to close the season with a chance to finish higher than its despised cross-state rival Oklahoma That is the case as the two teams bring Big Eight Conference football action to a close at 1:30 pm today The winner finishes second in the Big Eight Oklahoma which had won or shared the league title each of the last nine years could finish as low as fourth behind Nebraska Oklahoma State and Kansas if OSU wins OSU is 7-3 for the season and already has won an invitation to the Coffeyville Butler Dominate All-Star Jayhawk Juco Picks By Our Sports Staff Butler and Coffeyville which finished one-two in the Jayhawk Juco Conference football race grabbed the majority of positions on the league's all-star team In voting by the conference's nine coaches Butler placed seven players and Coffeyville six on the 25-player first team Roger Tiesing who moved to Pratt from Independence this season was voted Coach of the Year by his colleagues Pratt which won only one game in 1980 made the conference’s four-team playoff with a 58 league record FM Taooi Ottawa TE — David Haney Fort Icott Modi IE — Roy Bobo Coffayvillo aoeh T — Doan Hamel Coffey-villa aoeb: PNI Kay But lac aohi G — Lonnie Robinson Indapandanca Metis Gra Derrinaton Butler Metis C — Kan Bowan Butlar Metis QB — Mika Harden Bullars F — Slava Taakar Dodo City Metis RB — Mel Gray Codeyvlli soph Tarry Groan Cowley Metis P — Alan Braun Garden City K — Chart Groan Butler LB — Shi Paters Caffeyvllla sash Slav Ford Pratt soph DE — MHta Blumsr Cefteyvlll soph James McFaddan Indapandanca soph DB — Kevin Board CaffayvHI soph Anthony Davis Indapandanca sophi Jaff Sandora Butlar soph OB - Don Clieoatt Pratt tri L - Willard Goff Dodoa Dave Bowman Hutchinson soph Aaron Usher Butler soph TE Rick Winder Pratt seen SE Dennis Allan Butlar tr OT John Walts Pratt soph OT Paul Hellltiar Fart Scott soph OG Kevin Frerklne Coffeyville soph: OG Jay Dreschor Bedes Clth soph C Bill White Dodpe City soph QB Jaff Laikar Independence soph FB Jim Blaas Indapandanca fr RB Harrell Harattan Pratt tr RB Leonard Gardner Fart Scott tr P Jim Blaas Indapandanca fr K Jimmy Sherwood Coffey-vine OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL EXCLUSIVELY IN WICHITA ON 1 :00 pm Today OU vs OSU byi Steut-Crsrwtard AMC leaf Renault Axle A Whael AKQtiment Ce lit 1C tearing Co list C K Construction Sutherland lumber Mw-Rodrieue i tun (Millar klckl NO-Beti kicked return (kick Ueckadt Mia-Rodrieu l eaa (ram Kally (Minor kick) Mia-FG MWer at Mia-FCMUIor S3 (Mi a-Balk 1 pea (ram Kelly (Millar kick) Mia-FG Miller 14 ND-FG Oliver M ND-Dueraan M paaa bitarceetien (paa Mia-Gridin 14 ran (Millor kick) A-JB411 to the Miami 45 to set up Miller's 24-yard field goal RODRIGUE'S FOUR-YARD scoring scamper finished off an opening drive of 80 yards — the Hurricanes most impressive of the day The big gainer was a 43-yard completion from Kelly to Larry Brodsky Notre Dame opened the second half with a promising drive moving from its own 30 to the Miami 18 on passes of 15 and 12 yards from Blair Kiel to John Mosley and one of 16 yards to Joe Howard But Miami's defenders held fullback Mark Brooks to one yard on first down and two incompletions forced a 36-yard field goal by Harry Oliver The Hurricane defense led by Williams Lippett safety Fred Marion and linebacker Scott Nicolas held the punchless Irish at bay until it was too late The Irish wrapped up their scoring with a 6:21 left in the game when defensive back Dave Duerson intercepted a pass from backup quarterback Mark Richt and returned it 88 yards for a touchdown Kiel's pass for a two-point conversion was incomplete Eight wins later and victory No 315 just an elusive 60 minutes away the 68-year-old coaching legend admitted that it meant something to him after all He said the record is important be- Independence Bowl The 'Pokes are coached by Jimmy Johnson who is no stranger to the Sooners Johnson probably has fond memories of the years when he was coaching the Sooner defense featuring All-Americans Lucious and Dewey Selmon Johnson has put together a solid defense at OSU too featuring linebackers Ricky Young and Mike Green and middle guard Rkk Lewis Lack of de- fense is what has hurt most at Oklahoma which is 5-91 but already has earned a spot in the Sun Bowl against Houston The last time OSU won in this series was 1976 which also was the last time they had an 98 record and a bowl invitation Oklahoma needs only 189 yards rushing to claim its eighth NCAA rushing championship But the 'Pokes have held nine opponents to fewer than 100 yards rushing Pitt Hopes to Remain Nation's Nol Team By RICHARD ROSENBLATT United Press International Pittsburgh everybody's No 1 college football team will try to keep it that way when it takes on tough Penn State hi a key clash today Pitt already has accepted to the Sugar Bowl — and not even a loss can change that But it could change the Panthers' No 1 ranking Here are the selections: Eaat Plttiburahll Ponfi Slat 17— Pltl' Dan Marina will exploit a weak Pam Stale mm defame and carry lh Panfhari within lueaf Bowl victory of he national chamelemhle Alabama SI Auburn if — This an Is for the record and Iha Alabama players will make sure Bear Bryant eat Ne jib Florida SI Florid Stata 27 — Florida eoM ta Iha Poach Bowl and Florida State pooi back home le Southern Mississippi 17 Lamar 17 — USM suffered letdown last weak but will rebound to Hnish at t-l-l before Tanas rlne Bowl date with Missouri Texas 17 Texas ABM 17 (Thursday) — Texas premier It Cetton Bowl data wllti Alabama while ABM will taka a B5 record I lh Indapandanca Bowl Others: Houston IS Rica Navada-LM Vaeas 42 TexaaEI PaM 7 Artaona State IB ArlHna 27 — Quarterback Mika Papal pmim Arirena State ta Ha ninth victe- rOthrs!Hawali St Color ada state 17 San Olaea Stata 41 Air Force 21 San Jom Stata M North Toxm Slat 10 MIAMI RECEIVER LARRY BRODSKY (43) He got control of it despite John Krimm’s pressure Record Is cause it matters to “the Bryant family” the players and coaches he has -left along the way during his colorful 37-year career “IT MEANS something to them for us to go ahead and win more games than has ever been won in big time college football” he said this week “In the last two or three days for the first time in my life it's dawned on me that it's very important to all of them because they are part of it and it's very important to me because they are looking to me to see that it gets done” It's ironic that the big game for the record today would come against none other than Auburn University Alabama's cross-state arch rival that Bryant once labeled as “a cow college" “I'm really frightened about it” Bryant deadpanned a favorite pre-game line “Pat Dye and his staff have done a very fine job at coaching this year and Auburn has matured into a very physical very good football team” ALABAMA IS 91-1 fourth in the nation bound for the Cotton Bowl Auburn is 58 spending New Year’s Day watching televirion The game today will be televised nationally on ABC (Ch 10 in Wichita) Paul William Bryant is one of 11 children raised on a small Arkansas farm Legend has it he played in the first football game he saw The local shoemaker was persuaded into putting cleats on the only pair of high-top black shoes Bryant owned In 1933 he earned his famous nickname at age 12 by wrestling a bear at a local carnival The bear won — the furry one that is His head coaching career began in Maryland and also included stints at Kentucky and Texas A&M before he returned to his alma mater in 1958 His only career crisis occurred in the late 1960s when mumblings began iBBSHBaai SEE OUR VAN DISPLAY Saturday at MORRISTOWN SHOPPING CENTER CONVERSION VANS NEW Diasal Blazar Notan larkty win be on bend fe shew on of lh most luxurious von conversions around AP Photo JUGGLES Important Bear Boots Two Off Alabama Team TUSCALOOSA Ala (UPI) -Two Alabama football players including All-Southeastern Conference tackle Bob Cayavec were kicked off the team Thursday for breaking training rules Coach Bear Bryant said Bryant and university officials refused to elaborate on why Cayavec and guard Gary Bramblett were dismissed However a Birmingham Post-Herald source said Cayavec was arrested by city po- lice about 1:30 am Thursday for drunk driving Bramblett the newspaper source said was not charged but was a passenger in Cayavec's car to be heard through the sacred halls of the Southeastern Conference that the Bear might be losing his magic touch During 196970 Alabama lost 10 games a seemingly unpardonable sin by Alabama standards BUT BRYANT WAS able to change with the times and regain his winning formula “I spent too much time in my (coaching) tower" he recalled later He said he had been depending too much on his assistants when most of the dependable ones had been lured away to be head coaches Today’s Games ArlHna at Arizona State nioht Alabama vt Auburn at Blrmlnatiam - Florida State at Florida Colorado Stata at Hawaii nlM Beaton CaHaaa at Holy Cfom Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Fann State at FHt Houston at Rica Air Fare vs San Dtsea Stata at Tokyo North Texas State at San Jom Stata nletd Lamar at Southern Mississippi Vanderbilt at TannassM Navada-LM Vom at Texa-EI PaM Louisiana State at Tulana MoM Vlrelnia Tech at Vlreinla Tha All Now S-10 Pickup Don llotton At HAVENERS In MORRISTOWN SHOPPING CENTER — Central at Rock Id ' t

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