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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

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TUESDAY, JANUARY, 8, 1984 Bl-YTHEVll.LE (AHK.) COVRfKR NEWB PAGE Kentucky; Duquesne Indiana Garner Wins By RIP WATSON NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like pretty clear sailing now for Kentucky and Duquesne, two members o£ the basketball big three, but Indiana, third member of the trio, has a rough road to travel. fi< •, . V 'IBW Kentucky's Wildcat*, rolling along at the head of the Associated Press poll, defeated a stubborn Xavier of Ohio team 77-71 last night while Duquesne was beating Dayton 70-52. Indiana, meanwhile, had its second successive close . fhave In Big Ten competition He- IW'lore downing Wisconsin 70-67. Eight In Row Kentucky, * with eight * straight vlctoriei in »'triumphal return to the college cage scene after an en forced year's absence, now has only De Paul and Vanderbiit to worry about., De Paul is always tough in the Chicago Stadium and Vandy upset Kentucky three years ago In the Southeastern Conference tournament. But they shouldn 1 prove any more troublesome than Xavier, which outscored Kentucky Dukes Creeping Up On'Cats in AP Poll By BEN PHLEGAR ',:' NEW YORK (AP) -- DuqueWs towering Dukes crep' up on Kentucky in this week's Associated Press basketball poll but the all-winning Wildcats held on to first place by a narrow margin of 81 points. They led by ISO points a week •go but Duquesne's sweep through 1 Istralght games and the Garden Holiday Festival in New York sen! the Dukes' stock soaring. Duquesne and Kentucky both won again last night alter the polls closed. The Wildcats have »on 8 Duquesne 12. Hoo«en Third Indiana stayed in third place and Minnesota in sixth but the rest of the positions underwent a thorough shakeup, mainly as a result f J holiday tournaments. at'tOklahoma A&M, winner of the All-College Tourney at Oklahoma City, moved up from fifth to fourth, and Western Kentucky, seventh a week ago, jumped to fifth after Winning the Louisville Invitational Western has taken 13 straight this season. "Holy Cross broke Into the top 10 in seventh place as it ran Its record to 8-0 In winning the Sugar Bowl Tournament at New Orleans. The b'ggest advance, however, was by'Duke, winner of Raleigh's Dixie Classic. The Blue Devils were uriranked a week ago. This voting by 99 sports writrs and broadcasters. Ten points were awarded for a first-place vote, vote, nin« for second, etc. Oregon Drop* Oklahoma City moved up from llth to ninth and Oregon State, beaten twice in three games In the Dixie Classic, dropped from fourth to 10th ..,.., Illinois, North Carolina State and Fordham, 8, 9 and 10 a week ago, dropped out of the top 10. The results, with first-place votes in parentheses: 1 Kentucky .......... 3« 805 » 2. Duquesne .......... 19 .725 3. Indiana ............... 4 588 4 Oklahoma A&M .... 12 443 5. Western Kentucky ..6 381 6. Minnesota ........ 3 326 7. Holy Cross ........ 8 218 8. Duke ......... ... 186 9. Oklahoma City ...... 121 10 Oregon State ........ 1 10S 11. Rice ................ 104 . 12. Tie between George Washington 9 and Nlcagara . 15. Illinois 16. Tie between Seattle Kansas 18. Navy 19. Vanderbiit 20. N. C. State 103 88 and 79 74 65 69 Yanks Are Top Team Of 1953 Maryland Edges Browns For Second NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees who won an unprecedented fifth straight American League pennant and followed up with their fifth consecutive world series championships were voted the outstanding team of 1953 today in the 23rd annual Associated Press year-end poll. As they have monopolized baseball, so have the Bronx Bombers swept top honors in the AP poll, for this is the fourth consecutive in the second Half but couldn't catch up from an early 22-point deficit. Dukei TI. Dayton Duquesne, ranked juat behind Kentucky, Is threatened by a return game with Dayton and another match with Niagara, a five- point victim of the Dukes In the Madison Square Garden Festival Tournament. Lanky Dick Rlcketts showed Dayton the same brilliant shooting he flashed against Nlagra as he popped in 24 points last night. The victory was No. 11 for the unbeaten Dukes. Indiana, which went down to the final seconds against Michigan Saturday night, ran up a 15-point lead against Wisconsin, then had to play strict possession ball to stop a Badger rally. Big Don Schlundt, playing In the corners instead of his accustomed , pivot spot, dunked in 38 points* for the Hoosers. Conference Play Indiana has two games against sixth-ranked Minnesota and also has home and home dates with Illinois, a 66-65 winner over Northwestern last night. The Hoosiers' Saturday night date in Minneapolis should tell the story. Conference competition got going with a bang last night. Kansas, which bowed to "ndiana in the NCAA final last year, began defense of the Big Seven title by squeezing past Oklahoma 76-72 Duke, No. 8 team in the country rolled along in the Atlantic Coas Conference by flattening South Carolina 89-69; and Wichita won ts Missouri Valley opener with 77-75 overtime victory over De troit. In other Big Seven openers lasi night, Nebraska turned back. Iowa State 74-60 by sinking 11 of 13 'ield goal attempts in the fourth quarter and Colorado downed Mis sourl 66-62 after nearly blowing a 3-point halftime lead. In other Big Ten games, Iowa ipened with a 73-63 victory over .ilchlgan slate, and Michigan downed Ohio State 85-76 despite 35 points by the Buckeyes' Paul ~:bert. Bill Slattery of Navy stole the )all and tired in a basket to give \avy a 67-66 edge over Princeton. Fordham poured in 33 points in -he final period to overwhelm New York University 87-60, Maryland t Richmond 72-64, Utah edged Utah State 71-58 and Wyoming elted Uew Mexico 81-61 in other eading games. year that Casey Stengel's men "Best.Team of have .been voted the Year." Runaway It was a runaway for the kees, who received 79 first Van pi; Brothers Win Feature Bout On Mat Card Brothers Lee and Don Fields made their debute here last night but it took action of the ring official to do It. Refree Jack Parker, a policeman from Dyersburg, Tenn., awarded J»lhe Fields brothers the decision '" when he disqualified Charley Keene and Eddie Malone In the third round of the brawl for playing too rough Malone was substituting for Chico Cortez who failed to show up for the bout. Promoter Mike Maroney announced to the crowd that he had been unable to contact Cortez and that his absence from the bout was unexplained. The refree's disqualification decision gave the Fields brothers two of three falls, They won the first round but lost the second. The bout 'started off on a rough note and turned into a pier three brawl early. The Field brothers matched their opponents blow for blow (luring the first two rounds but experience and weight told on them In the final fall arid both were near unconsciousness when the refree stepped in the final fall. Don fields won the first fall for his side In 12 minutes by applying a body press to Malone. Bufkeene and Malone came back to take the second In 17 minutes with Keene pinning Fields after a jertet of body ^sterns. Win the preliminary bouts Lee (yields beat Keene in 15 minutes and Malone beat Don in 12, Hogan Is Ninth NEW YORK .(/R-Ben Hogan, four-time winner of the National Open Oolf championship, finished ninth In the 1953 list of PGA money . winners. Hogan won $16.604. Lew Worsham topped the pros followed by Doug Ford, Lloyd Mangrum, Chandler Harper, Dr. Cary Middlecoff, Porky Oliver, Tea Kroll Dutch Harmon and Hogaa. votes from a total of 125 ballo cast by the nation's sports writei and sportscasters. The Yankees, who defeated th Brooklyn Dodgers in the world se ries 4 games to 2, rolled up 28 point* on a 3-2-1 basis. The University of Maryland, un jeaten In 10 regular season foot ball games and named 1953's 1 college team in the AP poll las month,, edged the Cleveland Brown for second place. Maryland had 1 lirst place votes, while th Jrowns got 13, but the Terrapin lad sufficient second and thir place support to run up 109 point. » 106 for Cleveland. Maryland, like Cleveland, cam' to the end of the road as the grii season ended. The Terrapins wer upset by Oklahoma 7-0 in th> Orange Bowl at Miami after thi Detroit Lions beat Cleveland in tje playoff for the National Foot ball League title. Spartans in .52 This year's poll was similar tc 1962 in one respect—a college foot' ball team was second U) the Yankees. However last year, with 4' first place votes, Michigan State came much closer to the Yanks who had 65. The unbeaten but once-tied Notre Dame football team, sixth in the 1952 poll, was fourth this time, followed by the Indiana basketbal team, Big Ten and NCAA champion; the Milwaukee Braves, who shifted from Boston and were in the National. League pennant race finishing second; the Detroit Uons National Football League champions for a second straight year; the Minneapolis Lakers, Nation: Basketball Association champions; the Navy Crew, unbeaten in two years of competition; and Brooklyn's National League champions. Sex ias Loses, Trabert Wins In Australia ADELAID, Australia (/p)— Australia's unpredictable Rex Hartwig scored a smashing upset over veteran Vic Sexlas of Philadelphia today Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the South Australian Tennis Championships. Hartwig won the match, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. Tony Tarbert of Cincinnati, probably opponent of Australia's 19- vear old wonder Lewis Hoad In In the finals, entered the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 straight set conquest of Aussie lefthander Merwyn Rose. Sexlas' .loss upset predictions the current meet would produce . several replays of last week's Davis Cup matches between the American and Australians. Solly Hemui lost the batting championship of the Pioneer League by .0001 in 1946. NCAA to Get To Business First Day Routine Over, Important Committees Meet By FK1TZ HOWELL CINCINNATI Wl— The National Collegiate Athletic Assn., after a day of dilly-dallying in Executive Committee sessions, gets down to business today at its 48th annual convention. The American Football Coaches Assn. and the NCAA Television Committee are slated for executive sessions, but no drastic recommendations for changes are expected from either. Changes Sought The coaches, with 1954 rules topping their, agenda, are tipped to string along with the one-platoon system, with proposals to liberalize substitutions to some extent. Some also want to do away with ;he four-minute rule at the end of .he second and fourth periods, forcing an "all-the-way" game under the same set of rules. In the television sector the only ight against the current restricted irogram appears to be coming rom the Big Ten conference. It would like to have one of its games .elevised on a regional basis each Saturday, and the powerful circull nay lead the way toward Rome j oosening of the restricted plan in 'ogue In 1953. Poll Favori Rule The Television Committee meets oday and tomorrow, and will submit its recommendations to the NCAA business session Friday. The coaches will offer any rule change uggestions to the NCAA Rules Committee, which meets Jan. 11 n Sarasota, Fla. A year ago the Rules Commit- ee Ignored a coaches' poll which avored the two-platoon system by »-l margin, and installed the mited substitution plan. Lou Litle of Columbia, chairman of the caches committee on rules, said he current poll was overwhelm- ngly in favor of the single platoon tyle of play. Cage Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Duquesne 70, Dayton 5J Fordham 87, NYU 60 Salem (W.Va.) 100, Rio Grande Indiana 70, .Wisconsin 87 • Illinois 66, Northwestern 65 Kansas 76, Oklahoma 72 Michigan 85, Ohio State 76 Wichita 77, Detroit 75 (overtime) Nebraska 74, Iowa State 60 Colorado 66, Missouri 62 Kentucky 77, Xavier (Ohio) 71 Maryland 72, Richmond 64 Utah 71, Utah Bute M Montana 64, Montana State 63 Wyoming 81. New Mexico 61 GOLDEN GLOVE TIME — Some *2SO In boxing equipment has been presented the Osceolii Athletic Association for use in the annual Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves tournament which gets started In Osceola Jan. 20. Shown above are (from the left) Tim Bowles, Kiwanis vice president; Lefty Alexander, GO committee chairman; Dr. L. D. Massey, Kiwanis president; and Melvln Lapldes, Kiwanis athletic committee chairman. Roaming Stick Men MONTREAL (IP)— Jimmy Peters of the Chicago Black Hawks and Gal Gardner ot the Boston Bruins have played with four different Na- tional Hockey League teams. Peters previously played for Montreal, Boston and Detroit while Gardner once toiled lor New York, Toronto and Chicago. Sikes Rumored For Aggie Job 'Bt Nkd to Rtturn,' DtpoMrf Kansas Tutor Says COLLEGE STATION, Tex., I*The resignation of Ray George u head football coach at Texas AtM following closely the departure of two assistants, means an almost entirely new gridiron regime for th« Aggie school. George, whose team lost its lad flv» Southwest Conference gam«t, quit yesterday with the announced Intention of entering private hurt- nes«, He told reporters he Is out of the coaching business. Speculation today on hit aucct*. sor turned on these namw: Mlki Michalak., A*M Urn* eoach. J. T. Sikes, former Texas AtM football star who resigned as coach it Kansas last November after a bad season. Sikes reportedly has visited the A4M campus recently. Dick Todd, former Aggie aa4 professional football player now an assistant on the Southern Metfe- odist staff. Maryland Coach Jim Tatum. "It Would Be Nice" Army Coach Red Blalk. Sikes said at Lawrence, Kan., he hadn't been approached but "It would be nice to go back to A&M Freshman coach in 139 and 136 if they want me." Sikes was A&M and assistant coach in 137. Oeorge's resignation is effective Aug. 31. In his letter to President David H. Morgan, George said he wanted to give A&M time for its new coach to organize affairs, and also "enable the college to take advantage of contacts with coachei from over the country attending the.NCAA meeting x x x at Cincinnati." Expressing surprise and regret at George's decision, Morgan accepted the resignation and named George assistant athletic director until his resignation becomes effective. 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