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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 8

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Telegraph Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1972 L Saluki linebackers 'gentle giants CARBONDALE (Special) Brian Newlands and Gordon Richey live in a violent world playing football for Southern Illinois University. They're the Salukis' top uvo linebackers and are usu.Mly found where the action is. But to literally hundreds o," physically handicapped .jivl mentally retarded youngsters, Newlands and Richey -uv nothing more than "gentle giants." Each has given out a helping hand during reront summers working as camp counselors al (he SIU Outdooi Laboratories where physically handicapped, emotionalN rl i s I ii r b e d and socially dqirivod young people from the ages 8-18 receive special attention. It's a thankless job but ore that both have found most rewarding. ''Helping people help themselves gives me a great feeling of happiness," explains Richey, a 6-2, 205-pound Marion Junior who walks with a slight stoop. "When I'm working there," adds the ever-smiling Richey, "I try to forget I'm a footba:! player. I try not to use that image to sway people. My main concern is just to have fun with them." Newlands, a 6-2, 220-pound Mascoutah senior, approaches the situation differently. "I try to show these kids I'm interested in them," says the broad- shouldered Rowlands. "I'll either hold his hand, put my arm around him or just chat a little. "But because I'm a male figure I think they look up to me more than a female. And if they find out I'm a football player that's fine too. Anyway that I can relate to them is what's important." Newlands already is majoring in special education. Richey is now studying adolescent counseling but plans to take an extra year of course work in special education. Both hope to make a career working with the handicapped after graduation. Their goals and interests, however, aren't the only things Newlands and Richey have in common. Richey was .faced with a situation requiring a and with come jack effort last year, Newlands is confronted a similar circumstance this season. Richey missed all of the 1970 ieason due to a bout wiin hepalitis. He returned in 1!)71 and jwas one of SIU's outstanding defensive players. Neivlands was sidelined the entirli 1971 campaign after fracturing a finger on the first day j of fall drills. Now he returns this fall hoping to duplicate Richey's feat. "Sitting out that year made me realize how much I liked football," says Newlands. "You know, last year I said I wasn't a dedicated athlete. I didn't condition myself during the off season. I thought pushing wheelchairs up and down hilly paths was enough. "I've changed now. Maybe it's something I've learned working with these kids. They really try hard. That's what. I'm going to do." BOB JOEHL Former Redbird to lead Cornell ITHACA, N.Y. — Bob Joehl ' of Godfrey, 111. is going to be an ideal captain for Cornell's football team. That's the appraisal of Coach Jack Musick, starting his seventh season here after last year's team had an 8-1 record, the best for Cornell since 1949, and tied with Dartmouth for the Ivy League championship at 6-1. Why is the 5-11, 200-pound fullback rated so highly by Musick? "Bob is a completely unselfish player. There isn't a better blocker in the East. When he did earn,' the ball he showed excellent strength and speed for a fullback. Everybody . on the team respects him because he is a quiet leader who sets the perfect example of dedication to the game." Last season, as Ed Marinaro's principal blocker, Bob rarely missed an assignment. He played a major role i;i Marinaro's NCAA career and season rushing records (4715 and 1881) in addition to 15 other NCAA rushing and • scoring marks. As a runner Bob did quite well himself. He was third in team rushing with a 4.5 average on 46 carries for 205 yards. In the opening game last year he broke away for a 33-yard TD run. As a sophomore he was third in team rushing with 93 yards for a 2.9 average, alternating at fullback with Dick Storto, then a senior. Bob is in the College ol Agriculture and is planning for a career in soil conservation. Cornell opens its 85th season Sept. 30 against Colgate and starts Ivy play against Penn Oct. 14, with both games at home on the artificial Poly-Turf, first used last fall. Duffy won't buy Blackman's spiel By JERRY LISKA CHICAGO (AP) — Bob Blackmail, former Ivy League coaching major domo, this fall has his woes at Illinois even before the Big Ten football season opens. In his inaugural 1971 Illini campaign, ex-Dartmouth mentor Blackman suffered through defeat in his first six games. This Saturday, his star quarterback, Mike Wells— who finally responded to the Blackman touch by directing five straight closing victories—may be "fingered" out of an important Big Ten opener against Michigan State at Champaign. In a freak practice mishap, the 6-foot 5 Wells Monday split the ring rii.ger on his right throwing hand and is a dubious performer against the speedy Spartans in a contest previously regarded a tossup. Wells needed several stitches on his fmger, wounded when he took a center snap, and now is wearing a split on the digit. "Mike will try throwing and ball-handling Thursday, but there is no way of knowing whether he can play Saturday," said Blackman, who also has limping stars in defensive tackle Tab Bennett and split end Garvin Sobers on, Wells' prime target. However, Blackman said (sprained ankle) and on (bruised hip) " will be ready for Spartans, described by an gg "an explosive ". That opens a brutal itlty nifeu schedule to be followed by Southern Washington, Pena Ohio State and coach Duffy Dauga ahwp Wish- j* fee W, tab* wps* Biimfcman «o nrjt ^plWWP^r «p» W pessimistic type," said the puckish Daugherty, "but by his nature he is not as optimistic as I am. "I have a sneaking hunch that things are not as bad as it seems in Champaign. The ring finger isn't as useful to a passer as the other fingers. "We'll show up Saturday assuming Wells will be in top shape for a game I look on as the most important opener in Michigan State history. Illinois is a top Big Ten contender and we're rated pretty high, too. The team that loses isn't out of the race, but it's much better to win.'' Two other Big Ten coaches addressed the Chicago Football writers at their weekly meeting yesterday. One was Alex Agase, whose Northwestern Big 1'en runner u p Wildcats invaoe Michigan Saturday with a club of which Agase said ''we're rebuilding, bv,: rebuilding with a winning attitude." "We hope Michigan has to pass more than last year, but we don't expect u." said Agase. "Bo Schembachler got himself an 11-0 regular season record with a running game, and that's what we expect Saturday." Wisconsin's John Jardine told the writers his Badgers were in their best opening game shape "in a long time" for Saturday's non-conference tangle with once-tested Northern Illinois University. Coach Jerry Pppolito of Northern Illinois, a 21-7 victory over Illinois State last Saturday, was brimming with confidence for the Badger confrontation. "We have an excellent chance to score an upset, if we can control the ball and keep it away from their Rufus Ferguson." said Pppolito, whose Northern Huskies were batted by toe Badgers 31-0 season. —————— st—«. IK" WHY WAIT? USE YOUR Knurt CREDIT CARD OR MASTER CHARGE TOO OPEN DAILY 9:30-10; SUNDAYS 11-7 WED.,THURS.,FR1.,SAT. 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