Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 28, 1977 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 28, 1977
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In UA Orange Boicl suit Hope (Ark.) Stnr photo by Pod Rogers ' AP .heir ata_glance Cotton Bowl AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Scal- IXTS' prices for tickets to the Jan. 2 Cotton IJowl game between Texas .and Notre Dame range from $40 for an end zone seat t« $135 for 10-to-20-yard- line seats, a newspaper survey shows. 'Hie Austin Citizen did not quote prices for seats closer to tnidfield, but .seats from the 20- yanMine to the 50-yard-linc presumably would be much higher, The 15,000 Cotton Bowl tickets allotted for the University of Texas have been sold out for three weeks, but the Citizen s«id "last chance" seats are being advertised in newspapers around the state. Joel Bennett of the consumer complaint section of the county attorney's office said there is no limit to the number of tickets a person can sell. He said, however, a scalper should include the money he makes on his income tax report. "It's just a business," he .said. College scores By The AgsocUted Press SOUTH Mississippi 64, S Mississippi MIDWEST Baylor 97, Drake 87 Cincinnati 77, Florida St 75 Creighton 71, Wichita St 70 FAR WEST CaJPory-vSLOll7,LaVerne68 Portland St 100. St. Mary's Calif. 91 ' ' San Jose St 76, California 74 Santa Clara 72, Columbia 65 Utah W, Weber St 88 TOURNAMENTS Marquctte 65, Texas 56 E Kentucky 79. Army 71 Detroit 109, E Michigan 71 Harvard 72, I/>ng Island U 67 Arizona St 82, Oral Roberta 66 Boston Co! 77, Oklahoma City 71 Nebraska 70, Oklahoma St 58 Kansas St 82, Colorado 72 Colgate 73, Buffalo 71, OT CCNV 73, Cornell 70 Oregon St 75, Rice 58 Indiana 69, Jacksonville 59 Florida 88, St. Bonaventure 75 Georgetown 79, Holy Cross 65 Alabama 68, Princeton 65 Scion Hall 71, Fairlelgh Dickinson 66 Rutgers 93, St. Peter's 55 Briefs GOLF MONTEREY, Calif. _ Rod Funseth shot a five-uiider-par 66 to take the first-round lead in a $90,000 non-PGA event. Funseth, who set the course- record of 64 at Ijiguna Seca Golf Ranch two years ago, led club pro Steve Dallas by one stroke in the chase for a 115,000 first prize. TENNIS MELBOURNE, Australia Australian left-hander Hay Ruf- fels overcame the elements and American Tim Gullikson 6-3, 36, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round of tin- $200,000 Australian Open. Their match, twice interrupted by rain and affected by the windy conditions, was the only one completed in the bad weather. PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK - Ted March- ibroda and Chuck Knox were named as the coaches for the eighth annual AFC-NFC Pro JJoul ;it Tampa Stadium Monday night, Jan. 23. Marchibroda, whose Baltimore Colts were eliminated from the playoffs by the Oakland Haiders on Saturday, will handle the American Conference squad while Knox, whose I-os Angeles Hams were upset by Minnesota Monday, will coarh the National Conference. Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League LOS ANGELES KINGS Recalled Charlie Simmer, left wing, from Springfield of the American Hockey League. World Hockey Association CINCINNATI STINGERS Traded Blaine Stoughton, right wing, and GUles Marotte, de- fenseman, to the Indianapolis Racers for Bryon Baltimore, defenseman, and Huey Harris, left wing, BASEBALL National League NEW YORK METS - Named Dick Gemert as director of player development. Named Matt Galante as a scout and minor league instructor. Out- righted Pepe Mangual to Tidewater of the International league. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BOSTON CELTICS - Traded Charlie Scott, p.uardn to the Los Angeles Lakers for Don Chaney, guard, and Kermit Washington, forward. Hearing scheduled today LITTI.F; ROCK. Ark A hearing was sch<yJu!r-fl f,:.r "j a rn U/d;n ix-forf Judy.*) Terry I. Shell in a suit *of-kmg the reinstatprtient of three- Arkansas football players withdrawn by Coach Lou Holtz from the Orange Bowl game. Attorney John W Walker of 1 Jtlle Rock filed the complaint Tuesday on behalf of running backs Ben Cowins and Michael Forrest and flanker Donny Bobo The three were suspended by Holtz last week for an alleged dormitory incident at Fayetteville involving a female. Walker requested a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction requiring Holta to use the three in the post-season classic at Miami, Walker had said Monday he would file the suit. "We won't know until the hearing what's going to come of it." David Stewart, an attorney for the university, said at Fayetteville. Stewart said the state attorney general's office had been requested to assist the school. Stewart said he had not seen a copy of the complaint. Walker asked the court to find that Hollz's decision to suspend the three "was not based upon any criminal charge or in- Hope Star sports Page Four Wednesday, December 28, 1977 fraction of any university rule or regulation and thai it was based upon a personal whim of defendant Lou Holtz. which may be based upon racial considerations." Also named as defendants were the school's board of trustees and Athletic Director Frank Broyles. Walker asked for an injunction requiring the defendants to "implement fair rules and regulations concerning student conduct which must be applied fairly and equally without racial considerations." He also requested an injunction requring the school to "provide special assistance, counseling and other assistance to black athletes on the same basis as they are provided to whites." Walker alleged that since 19(59, the university has recruited numerous black athletes and that the school has been "callous and cavalier" in affording black students equal opportunities and advantages. "The result has been that of the more than 25 black athletes who have used their total athletic elibility, con information and belief, only one has graduated. "In any case, a far lower percentage of black athletes complete the education program than whites," Walker alleged. ''This is due in large part ... to the failure of the university to provide or at least to fulfill its commitments made to the black athletes at recruiting time." Walker's suit also said that rules applied to the conduct of student athletes "are often vague and uncertain." He said the implementation of the rules and regulations "is conducted in a manner which impact more heavily upon black students. For instance, there have been whites who have been actually convicted of crimes for whom no punishment has been meted out." Walker said Holtz's decision was made "despite the fact that defendants had not been charged with a crime and had not violated any rule or regulation of the university or any rule that Holtz had made known to plaintiffs." Walker said that in a conference Thursday with Holtz the coach said the three had violated his "do right" rule. Walker said "there is no such rule and same has been characterized to conceal Holtz's attitudes about racial associations." Walker said Holtz, who was head coach of the New- York Jets before coming to Arkansas, changed "within a ver\ short period of time the racial composition of the Jets from ]/ whites and 26 black players io approximately 36 whites and seven black players. "There are other examples of his past conduct which suggest over-emphasis by Holtz upon Uie role of black players and their relationships with whites within the Holtz environment." The class action suit was filed on behalf of all "past, present and future black athletes at the UA," Walker said. Roger not thinking of Super Bowl yet DALLAS (AP) — People are already calling Roger Staubach in search of Super Bowl tickets. But Staubach, who says the Dallas Cowboys' "state of mind" now rivals that of the Super Bowl VI winners, won't even talk to them. "I'm certainly not even thinking Super Bowl," said Staubach, who takes the Cowboys into their sixth National Conference championship game Sunday against Minnesota. "People call me for tickets and I won't even talk to them." But the veteran Dallas quarterback, who guided Dallas to the Super Bowl title after the 1971 season, does think the Cowboys are playing with championship - caliber confidence. "When we had that streak going in 1971 we just believed we were going to win," said Staubach. "That's the way this team is right now...a great frame of mind. "This is a young team and plays every game with a lot of intensity. It's most important that you play with confidence in the playoffs. That's most a big plus. Physically we had been getting the job done. Now we have it mentally." Staubach admitted he was a little surprised by the Vikings' 14-7 victory Monday over the Rams in the slop and mud at Los Angeles. "Before the game, I thought personally that I.,A would win but our coaches were not as surprised," said Staubach. "Minnesota has played tough football other than the Oakland game." Staubach, who completed the famed "Hail Mary" pass to Drew Pearson that doomed the Vikings in the final seconds of the 1975 NFC title game, said "We are a much better team than we were when we beat Minnesota earlier in the season." Dallas downed the Vikings 1610 in overtime but Minnesota has since lost quarterback Fran Tarkenton and running back Brent McClanahan to injuries. "I don't see how Minnesota can' be any better because down deep I think Tarkenton was an all-time great quarterback," said Staubach. "You just can't lose a Tarkenton and be better." Staubach said there was "no way" Dallas would low-rate the Vikings because they had a 9-5 regular season record. "We don't have all that many veterans on our team," said Staubach. "We are hungry. Staubach concluded, "The Vikings have showed a lot of class. I bet only they and some of their fa-is thought they would beat LA." Hope takes tourney win CAMDEN-The Hope Bobcats earned a berth in the semifinals of the Camden-Fairview Tournament here, with a 66-65 overtime victory over the Camden Panthers Tuesday night. Hope led most of the ballgame, jumping out to an early 15-8 first quarter lead. It was a good thing for the Cats, as the gap did nothing but narrow the rest of the game. At half, their lead was cut to 26-21, and after three quarters, the score stood at 42-39, in the Bobcats' favor. After regulation play, it was tied at 59. Aaron Shephard led the Bobcat scorers with 20 points, while guards Jerry Walker, with 18, and Ira Scott, with 15, were also in double figures. Others scorers for Hope included Steffon Rogers, with 5' wints, Clifford Morrison and Ray Bradley, with 4 each. Hope will now face Camden Fairview, the tournament hosts, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Fairview Cardinals earned the semi-final spot by demolishing Warren, 89-29. "We didn't play very sharp," Bobcat coach Bill Niven said after the game, "largely because we took off Christmas and the day after. We only got together early the day of the game. Because of it, we missed several free throws—we were 14 of 28, with several of those missed being front end shots. "We let them have too many second shots. We did press a lot, and the boys appeared to be tired near the end of the game." Earlier in the night, the Hope junior boys won their game against Camden, 32-31. According to their Coach, Ronnie Massanelli, the junior boys will face: Arkadelphia Thursday night at 5 p.m. Leading scorer for the Hope juniors was David Muldrew with 13 points. History to tug at Vikings */ d' |n]5 MINNEAPOLIS (APi - History will be tugging at the purple and white jerseys of the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday when they square off against the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football Conference championship game. Both teams qualified for the final step toward the Super Bowl by beating first round opponents Monday. Dallas crushed the Chicago Bears 37-7, while the Vikings trimmed Los Angeles 14-7. Actually, the Vikings got an early start on history in the game at Los Angeles. The Rams have become whipping boys for the Vikings in playoff contests and twice since 1969 have been a direct link for Minnesota into professional football's biggest extravaganza. More importantly, perhaps, is the Vikings tradition in NFC championship games — they've never lost with visions of" the Super Bowl dancing in their collective heads. In addition to beating the Rams twice, and Cleveland back in 1969, Minnesota has also defeated Dallas in NFC Championship 10, in one of the Vikings best- ever games. That game, incidentally, was played in warm, flat Texas Stadium, site of this week's matchup. Trips to the Super Bowl have become the exclusive property of the Vikings and Cowboys in the NFC, it seems. Since 1969, when Minnesota won its first NFL championship, only two other teams — Baltimore and Washington — have represented the conference in the Super Bowl, once each. In the last five years, however, either Dallas or Minnesota has gone, with the Vikings going four times if they win Sunday. Although the Cowboys are generally considered the superior team in the NFC and upwards of 11-point favorites to beat Minnesota, Dallas coach Tom Landry is not taking the Vikings lightly. "That would be foolish," he says. "They've been to four Super Bowls with the same people. They have some older players who understand the pressure of playoff situations.'' Landry also must be aware that Minnesota has defeated Dallas the last two times the two teams have played in Dallas, in the 1973 NFC championship game, and 23-21 during the 1974 season. "It's a toss-up game," he insists. "Everybody is in the same boat when you get into the playoffs." Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach says he doesn't see how the Vikings can help but miss Fran Tarkenton, who broke his leg Nov. 13 against Cincinnati. "Down deep I think Tarkenton was an all-time great quarterback," said Staubach. "You just can't lose a Tarkenton and be a better team." Enter Bobby Lee, and another bit of history. The last time Lee, 32, started for Minnesota against the Cowboys was in a 1971 playoff game in Minnesota on Christ- mas Day. The Vikings, who had used three different quarterbacks during the 1971 season, lost 20-12. Lee was replaced in the third quarter and the following year Minnesota traded for Tarkenton. Lee played out his option in 1972 and spent the 1973 and 1974 seasons with Atlanta. He was reacquired in 1975 as a backup to Tarkenton, but Landry, for one, doesn't underestimate the redhaired quarterback from Pacific. "Tarkenton could do more things, but Lee is very adequate," Landry said. "He is a veteran and a professional." If history isn't enough to get the Vikings past Dallas Sunday, maybe revenge is. It was in the 1975 playoffs, remember, that Staubach's "Hail Mary" touchdown pass to Drew Pearson gave Dallas a 17-14 victory and killed Minnesota's third consecutive Super Bowl appearance hopes. The Vikings felt they had their best team eve; that year, just as Dallas does now. Minnesota would like nothing better than to return the favor ^ -—-"»••"•"•>.•»- people. They have some older game in Minnesota on Chris,: JJ Mta ^d like nothing bett, Georgetown s success answers query, What's a Hova? Hy KEN KAPt'OPORT Thompson is working on that ... *•/ Hy KEN KAPt'OPORT AP Spurts Writer Wherever Georgetown's basketball team plays, some wise guy in the crowd will undoubtedly ask the musical question, Wlia t the heck's a Hoya'?" George Blaney has'the answer trxiay. "They're a Top Twenty team, no doubt." says the Holy Cross coach. "They've been in the NCAA playoffs two of the last three years. I'd say you have to be pretty good to do that. As far as we're concerned, they're one of the toughest teams for us to beat." Since the early 1940s, the Hoyas haven't really been among the nation's prestige teams ~ but Coach John Thompson is working on that matter in the Holiday Festival Tournament. Generally considered in pre- garne assessments to be the darkhorse of the tourney in New York's Madison Square Garden, the Hoyas are now in the running for the championship after Tuesday night's crushing 7&-6S triumph over 12lh-ranked Holy Cross The Hoyas will play for the title Thursday night against Alabama, a 68-65 victor over Princeton in the other first- round game. "They really do play well against us," said Blaney, who has now lost three straight games to Georgetown. "Tonight, they took our game away. Our game is driving for the basket and passing — and they stopped it. You have to give Georgetown credit for that. They did a heckuva job deft-using us. We came in here with a good reputation — but 1 guess that's a little tarnished now." After the Hoyas surprised the Crusaders, Alabama defeated Princeton in a game that was no surprise — the Tide's mercurial speed overcoming the Tigers' patient, textbook style. "We prepare harder to play Princeton than any other team outside of the Southeastern Conference," said Alabama's Reggie King. "They're a tough team to get ready for. They do so mam, things well," Derrick Jackson scored 22 points, including 10 in a game- breaking stretch, to lead the Georgetown victory. Keith McCord had 17 points and Reggie King and Robert Scott 16 each as Alabama defeated Princeton. In another tournament, fifth- ranked Marquette won its own Milwaukee Classic for the 10th straight year with a 65-56 victory over Texas. Jerome Whilehead's 21 points paced a balanced Warrior offense. "I said last night we would have to go inside to beat Texas, and we did," said Marquette Coach Hank Raymonds. "You've got to get a big guy like Whitehead inside and you've got logo to him." The l/onghorns hurt themselves with a poor shooting night, hitting only 32 per cent of their floor shots. In the Rainbow Classic in Hawaii, No. 13 Providence won an openingdround game with a 70-5!) victory over Ixifayette behind Dwight Williams' -J5 points. Th(.> triumph was the 200th in Coach Dave Gavin's career. Indiana, the nation's 15th- ranked teamn whipped Jacksonville 69-59 and Florida rolled past St. Bonaventure 88-75 in opening-round games of the Gator Bowl Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla. Mike Woodson's 21 points and aggressive rebounding by his teammates earned the'Hoo their victory. Florida defeated the Bennies behind Larry Brewster's 22 points. Terry Tyler scored 20 points and had a brilliant night defensively to lead the University of Detroit's 20th-ranked Titans to a 109-71 victory over Eastern Michigan in the finals of the Motor City Tournament in Detroit. The Titan center grabbed 23 rebounds, blocked 12 shots and had five steals to win the tourney's most valuable player prize. Ernie Cobb scored 26 points as Boston CoUege defeated Oklahoma 77-71 and Blake Taylor's 31 poinis rallied Arizona State over Oral Roberts 82-66 in opening-round action of the All- College Tournament in Oklahoma City. do Sw sSKt l ewhi PP^ Colorado 82-72 behind Curtis Redding's 30 points solunar tables Date Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Day Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday A.M. Minor Major 6:40 12:55 7:30 IMO 8:20 9:10 10-00 2.-30 3:20 P.M. Minor Major 1:15 2:05 2:55 3:45 7:05 7:50 8:40 9:30 10:20 4:30

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