Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 30, 1977 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, December 30, 1977
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Devine lauds I exas DAUAS <AJ>> - Notre Dam* Co«eh D» Device »>i tf>e Tens fxtfssftomii art she best txnrl team he's ever coached against and may *eB he the best football team in two dtctde*. • Even though they're ranked Number One, I think they're underrated." Devint nJd Thursday «* Uw Fighting Irish pet pared iw .Monday'* Cotton Bowl duet "Texjta may be one of the best football teami to come dons in Uw tat 10 or 20 years," h« **id. "The re«an I say that U they h*ve no weaknesses-" On offense, Devine Mid, thtne'i Earl CampbeB, U>* Beiwnan Trophy winner who It 'the fastest big back I've ever sect" U * team concentrate* on stopping the ran, Texaj will WD 'era with the pass, he aaJd "And then ther'w got a gtqr wt» kidts tick) goals 67 yard! ' Russell Ertleben), That means every time they get to thf &0 they're in field goal range. And he'j the same guy wfvo led the nation ta punting !&*; year." Defensively, he said, the St«rs are "quick, agQe and ex- cr'Brnt athlete* ... I've never sc«» a team go through an en- ure season and keep the opposition backed up like they did." Devine pointed out that neither Oklahoma nor Arkansas, the Orange Bowl opponents, scored a touchdown against the un dcC cat ed LonRhoms, adding: "Neither on* really threat- enr-r) when you get down to It," Apparently, then, the flfth- rankfd Irish don't have 8 chance, someone suggested. "1 haven't gone into a game yet thai I didn't feel we could win," Devtno shot back. He said all coaches "fed" they're gotag to win and he never saw a team that didn't "know" tt was going to win. "We need to play out best gamr," he said. "I don't think we could outscore them, so we need io stop them ... We need to cfsntrol the football, move it on the ground And we can't have eny turnovers. "We have to defense what they do best" That means stopping Campbell, which Ls no snrnll task. He gained 1,722 yards rushing against the 11 tonghorn victims. Devine, who has coached at Arizona Stale and Missouri as wll as four years with the National Football League Green Bay Packers, said the Texas- Notre Dame game is the biggest contest in which he's been involved "The bigger the better," he smiled. But he refused to be lured into a debate over the national championship, which his players intend to lay claim to if they beat Texas. Asked if he fell an Irish victory mold justify the national title. Devine said: "I'll have to answer that alk'r Ihe game ... After the neaulLs are in from Pasadena, Miami and New Orleans ... I don't want to get in any cross country verbal exchanges now." he said, "Besides, nothing I say here b going to change anything." Evert, Borg c? named tops NGKWALK. Conn. {AP) — Biorn iiorg and Qvris Evert have ln-en named as the top tennis players in the world in 1?" by Tennis Magazine's in- if-rnji^i-'-r.ai panel of judges. Bar*.:. 1\. ihis year's Wimble- do;; ..•)•«:•:;;) who was ranked No. 2 \Af.\ M-ar, beat out Guiilermo ViUs. wiunw of the UJ5. and f-rc-n/:. i .vi-ns. Jinuny Connors, u;t y •-';! S best player in 1976, f:ru.-r.. •• third. Cowins says he'll stay Three give up fight for Orange Bowl but admit they'll play for I A next year UrrTli: ROCK. Ark <AP» Three standout University of Arkansas football players, who dropped their court fight for reinstatement for the Orange fknrl. say their suspensions caused them Jo consider dropping cut of school Running backs Ben Cowins and Micheal Forrest and flanker Donny Bobo decided quitting "would be a copout." so they chose to play nexl season for the Razorbacks, Cowins said. The three will continue their federal-court suit against the university, but without seeking reinstatement for the Orange Bowl, he said. "We are men and will demonstrate that we have what it takes to withstand any situation no matter how difficult," Cowins said Thursday. "We will, therefore, stay in school, play for the Razcrbecks next year and graduate." Cowins, Forrest and Bobo were suspended from the game by Coach Lou Holtz following a Dec. 20 incident involving a partly-clad woman in an athletic dormitory. The three filed suit in U.S. District Court Tuesday claiming Holtz's decision was "based Hope Star spo Page Four Fridav, December 30, 1977 on a personal whim ... which may be based on racial considerations." All three players are Mack. Judge Terry- L. SheD dismissed the reinstatement motion Thursday at the request of the players' attorney, John W. Walker. State Attorney General Bill Clinton, in Miami for the Orange Bowl, said he believed the three standouts withdrew their request for reinstatement "because they knew they could not prove their case." Cowins' statement also said: "We have never said that we didn't jdo anything we shouldn't have done. We only said that we are innocent of a crime and have not broken any valid school rule. We still hold to that." Assistant attorney general Ellen Brantley said on behajf of Clinton's staff that the statement by Cowins misstated "the facts' as we know them, for purposes we believe to be self serving and designed to conceal the real reason which com- peDed him to act as he did. "Coach Holtz and the other defendants vigorously deny any implication that these players or any other athletes have been treated unfairly in disciplinary matters," she said. Holtz said in Miami he was "happy" to see the players had asked for the suit to be dropped, "for the welfare of the players." Cowins' testimony in a hearing Wednesday on the reinstatement motion was cut short when Shell recessed tht hearing after a conference at the request of Walker. Before the recess, Cowins was being questioned about the dorrn incident by Deputy Att"r- ney General Frank Newell Cowins testified thai abr.yt 10 people were in Trent Bryant's rur,'m when "some of the girl's clothe? were remover ~; n a "playful act." The recess was called before 1 Cowins gave any further details| of the incident. After reporters told Ho about the incomplete testimony, he said: "There was a reason why they junked it. I think U's just probably better that it didn't come out." Asked what effect the plav- ers' decision would have on the team, he said, "I have no idea" I I won't even discuss it with them. "I'm happy for them they dropped it. but I just wish that after all the accusations and innuendos that we could have presented the facts the decision was based on." Holtz said. ARKANSAS: Not getting deserved respect Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Dana Cox HOPE'S KAY HH \IH.KV. 45. fights for a rebound with the tall Camden r airvieu Center. Bradk-y only hit for 4 points for the Bobcats, as they went down in defeat to the tournament hosts Cardinal, 73-43, Thursday night Cards down Hope CAMDEN-The Hope Bobcats were soundly defeated here Thursday night by the tournament hosts Camden Fairview Cardinals,73-43, in the semifinals of the Fairview tourney. The loss dropped the Hope record on the season to 8-3. Coach Bill Niven of the Cats readily admitted following the loss, that the Cardinals were as good a team as he felt was in the Bobcats' district. He said they proved another talent against Hope, and that was running with the ball. Camden Fairview jumped out to a quick 21-6 first quarter lead, which brought the Bobcats out of their rone defense. The Cards went on to outscore the Hope first in every 1 quarter except the last At haifUme, the tally was 44-17, while Hope fell to S9-29 after three quarters of play. High scorer for the Bobcats was Aaron Sbephard with 19 points He was the only Bobcat in double figures. Several Cards hit in double figures, including Kenny Sams, 17, Terry Rogers, 20, and Michael Harris, 16. Niven said he feS if the state rankings were to come out, the Cardinals would be in the Top 10 in the state. The only two losses given Fairview have been at the hands of Dumas, a basketball power in the state also. Hope will face the loser of last night's Magnolia-El Dorado game tonight at 6:15 in the Fairview Gym for third place consolation game. The Hope juniors will play in the consolation game at 5 p,m. MIAMI (AP) - The Arkansas Razorbacks are the Rodney Dangerfiekis of college football. Like the sad-faced comedian, who is appearing just across BLscayne Bay in Miami Beach, they don't get no respect, either. Despite a 10-1 record and a near-miss 13-9 loss to No. i- ranked Texas—Orange Bowl rival Oklahoma also is 10-1 and lost to Texas 13-6—Arkansas Coach LO»J Holtz is aware that a goodly portion of the populace expects his sixth-ranked Razorbaeks to be left in Hie dust Monday night by Oklahoma's speedy, second-ranked Sooners. "When was the last time you heard of a major bowl game that you couldn't get a line on?" Holtz asks. Oklahoma started out as a 13-point favorite, but many oddsmakers now refuse to quote a line since an injury to Leotis Harris, Arkansas' AU-American guard, and the suspensions of running backs Ben Cowins and Micheal Forrest and wide receiver Donny Bobo. "Bui 1 checked with the NCAA," Holtz goes on, "and they assured me we're still 10-1 even though we've had some problems. But to be honest, the main thing we're playing for is respect I don't think we have a whole lot of it in Oklahoma and some other places. I get that feeling from different things I've read and comments people have made." Much of this feeling can be traced back to the Orange Bowl's bid to Arkansas in the first place. Even though the selection committee wound up following its long-standing policy of inviting the highest-ranked available team, there were howls from eighth-ranked Perm State that Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer, an Arkansas grad, had hand-picked his old school. If Holtz has heard the rumblings, so have his players. "Like Coach Holtz said, nobody rolls over and dies just bcause they read their obituary in the papers," says guard Mark Lewis, who wfll replace Boxer in coma PARIS (AP) — Jorg Eipel, 20-year-old Berlin boxer who was knocked out Dec. 17 by Alain Marion of France, re"mains in a coma at the Beajon hospital in Paris. Harris. "It's a shame that happened, but we're not going to dwell on the subject. We have to close ranks and march on." "A lot of people are saying it'll be Oklahoma all the way and aren't giving Arkansas a chance," adds All-Southwest Conference linebacker Larry Jacksonm "Ail over the country- people don't think we can slop their offense. "But the team is looking at it a different way. We look at it as a good test to prove that Arkansas does have a good team, "Texas beat us 13-8 and beat Oklahoma 13-6. That's why the players think the spread doesn't make much seuse." BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Third-ranked Arkansas rallied in the closing minutes behind the sharp basketball shooting of senior Ron Brewer to squeeze by Louisiana State 67-62 Thursday night. Brewer scored 12 of his total 18 points down the stretch. LSU was ahead 4948 with 10 minutes left when Brewer got hot. He scored three field goals and two free throws in five minutes to push Arkansas in front at 60-53. Helping the Razorback cause in the second half was Sidney Moncrief, who scored 12 points in the second half, most of themshortly after intermission, when LSU matched Arkansas basket-for-basket. Moncrief fin- ished with 22 points. I^SU was hurt when senior guard Kenny Higgs fouled out with his team down by only on? point and with lO 1 ^ minutes to play- Shortly after Higgs foiik 1 ' out, LSU was held to two points in a five-minute period. The Tigers cut the deficit to three points several times in the final minutes. Jordy Hultberg missed a chance to brin? his team closer with 27 seconds left when he missed the second shot on a technical foul. Arkansas, one of the nation's leaders In field goal shooting, hit 23 of 44 shots. I £13 managed only 22 of 58. Arkansas has a 9-0 record; is 6-3. ala_glance .\FL By The Associated Press PLAYOFFS Sunday, Jan. 1 American Conference Championship Oakland at Denver National Conference Championship Minnesota at Dallas Y/M National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Divison W L Pct.GB f^iU-: 2! 1! .656 - NYw-fc 18 15 .545 3^ K.!:ak: 13 19 .406 8 B-.-sUm 11 22 .333 104 N.'trsy 8 26 .235 14 Central Division solunar tables Tb* schedule cf Solunar Periods, as printed below his j**-n taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES Plan your days so that you will be fishing in c '»d territory or hunting in good cover during these Ufijes, if you wuh to find the best sport that each da* ha« ':• offer. A-M- P.M »»'* Day Miaor Major Mioot Majur Dec. 30 rriday 8:20 t:» 8-40 »•*$ Dec.31 Saturday 9:10 3:» 9:30 3^45 Jan. 1 Sunday 10:flO 4:18 10 : '£i t-y, vW<. 20 12 .625 '"'<.'-,«.• 18 34 .563 2 SAMoB-! 16 16 .52$ 3 A'.ir.u 17 17 .500 4 NQrini 14 IS .424 64 H-..USUI 33 19 .406 7 V* ESTERS CONFERENCE Midwest Division IX-nver 20 13 .606 — Chcg.;, !$. u .3-6 l Milw 20 17 .541 2 Detroit U 38 .438 54 i/;d 13 17 .453 54 K A' 13 20 .394 7 Pacific Division Hvrt 26 5 .839 - Phnix 23 12 .636 $ L.A. 15 18 .455 32 Seattle 16 20 .-144 124 GldnSt 15 19 .441 124 Thursday's Results New York 109. New Jersey 101 Boston 124, Milwaukee 115 Houston 104, Geveland 99 Phoenix 310, Kansas City 104 Friday's Games Detroit at Buffalo New Orleans at New York Washington at Philadelphia Denver vs Atlanta, at Charlotte, N.C. Cleveland at San Antonio Boston at Chicago Houston at Indiana Portland at Golden State Kansas City at Los Angeles Phoenix at Seattle Saturday's Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games Cleveland at New York Kansas City at Portland Chicago at Seattle 57 80 Thursday's College Basketball Results ay The Associated Press s EAST Si Francis, Pa 87. 1 thigh 71 SOUTH H Arkansas 67, LSU 62 Duke 74, St. Joseph's, Pa. SS N Carolina St 1C6. Duquesne 0 Valparaiso 62, Navy 60 MID WEST Indian a St 82, Ball St 50 St. Louis 80, Tulsa 77 Wisconsin 71, Ixiyola, 111. 70 SOUTHWEST S Mississippi 58, W Texas St FAR WEST Montana S3, Great Falls 64 Pacific 78, Columbia 58 UCLA 85, Arizona 63 TOURNAMENTS San Francisco 91, Miami Ohio 88 Arizona St 105, Boston Col 96 Austin Peay 76, Texas A&M TO Oral Roberts 80, Okla City 65 Delaware 89, Northeastern 85 Bem!eyfi2, DrexelSl New Menco 104, Vermont 81 Purdue 91, Pittsburgh 80 Kansas St 69, Nebraska 60 Kansas 78, Oklahoma 76 Oklahoma St 71, Colorado 65 Misscuri 66, Iowa St 62 San Diego St 104. Fcrdham 74 Tenn-Chauar.ooga 83. Ijv- ingston 77 N't-.v Orleans 5*. Murray St 52 Southern 111 59, Mercir*51 Oregon S: 58. Vxllai^va ;' OT Colorado S: 47. \Hi**"igton S* 46 Illinois 86, Oregon &0 TcleA 100, Wyoming 79 1^-ng Beach S: 106, YMI 97 Georgia 73. i.-!j:svij;e 7 ! ':, (iT Ohio St 86, LaSalle 83 Georgetown 83, Alabama 73 Holy Cross 61, Princeton 59 DePaul 100, Yale 52 Seattle 64, Gonzaga 49 Syracuse 76, Mississippi St 66 New Mexico 104, Vermont 81 Maryland 65, Georgia Tech 63 St. John's, N.Y. 80, W Kentucky 63 New Hampshire 71, Old Dominion 68 Michigan St 95, SMU 69 N Carolina 88, Texas Tech 76 Stanford 76, Providence 61 Lafayette 69, Hawaii 61 Rhode Island 92, Brigham Young 87 S Alabama 82, Pepperdine 64 Mid Tennessee St 77, Buck- neU65 Idaho 64, Mesa 63 Virginia 66, Temple 55 Southern Cal 85, Auburn 74 Wm & Mary 79, RoEins 66 Stetson 78, Bowling Green 66 Massachusetts 64, Niagara 73 Connecticut 75, Manhattan 68 \\lli World Hockey Association WLT Pis GF GA NEiifr 22 6 3 47140302 ttuips 2112 3 43160308 Quctx 3632 1 33133127 Kdnitn 1535 3 3332:0138 Houstn 1435 2 20115121 B:rn: J436 2 30332333 Or.!.; 3319 1 27112344 Indpls 921 4 22103344 Thursda\ 's Results Birmingham 7, Cincinnati 1 Houston 7, Indianapolis 1 Friday's Games Birmingham at New England Soviet All-Stars vs Quebec, exhibition Cincinnati at Houston Indianapolis at Edmonton Saturday's Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games New England at Cincinnati Quebec at Birmingham Houston at Edmonton MIL National Hockey League WALESCONFERENCE Norris Division WLT Pts GF GA Mntrl 24 7 4 52137 74 L.A. 3612 6 38100 87 Pitts 1017 3 28111146 Dtrt 1117 5 27 98108 Wasn 621 7 ]'J 76131 Adams Division 22 7 6 50132 90 21 7 6 481211 9(1 Trnto 20 9 4 44122 90 Heve 1023 4 24 91135 CAMPBELL CONFERENCE Patrick Division PnUa 24 6 4 52148 7ti NYlsJ 20 8 8 4814 T 87 Ailnta HUH) 3:' <i;)iH NYRng 1216 7 31122126 Smyihe l)ivisu::i Cn^" 121410 34 ;)3 98 \M-\I 1015 8 28 971^ ( -'°' 1 - 816 V 2U1 Itolit! M'ttfi 922 4 ::> <)»is 0 StLou 724 4 18 821 Thursday's Results Philadelphia 5. Minnesota . Atlanta 5, St. Ix^uis 4 Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 3 Detroit 3, Buffalo 3, tie Los Angt-les 2, Colorado 2. i Friday's Games New York Rangers at Was ing ton Toronto at Cleveland Colorado at Vancouver Saturday's Games Monti eal at New York IsU-.n ers Cleveland at Pittsburgh Boston at Detroit Buffalo at New York Baiu:.. Atlanta at Toronto Philadelphia at St. l^uis Sunday's Games Atlanta at Buffalo Vancouver at Chicago Colorado at !.<)>- Angeles I BASKF.TBALL National Basketball Associate-: LOS ANr.KI.KS l^KCRS 1'laocil Knue DiGrego:;i . Huar-i, on \\}c inuirod Sis' A - vated Brad Davis, i;uard. COl.l.F.tik OKLAHOMA STATK l ; M VKKS1TY Named l^e S:r dor.offr'VMvo foot Ml c curd in.- Mi 1'MVKU.S1TY OF SOUTH I'AiiOl.l.N.A Announced U: ivMj;n,uu-.n ..f ivk Kader

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