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in TCU Sports News Poll Texas Picked To Win SWC FOHT WORTH - For t h e seventh time in eight years, voters in tha annual Southwest Conference poll conducted by the TCU Sports News Service have tabbed the University of Texas to cop the crown. ·Fifty-nine of the 113 media representatives casting ballots (the same number as last year) picked Texas for first with four more predicting a title tie for the Longhorns. That's far short, however, of the 100 who tabbed Texas to win or share the crown in 1973. Overall, Texas tallied 833 points (based on an 8 for 1st, 7 for 2nd, etc. scale) compared to 887 last year. The overall competition was much closer as Texas AM, Arkansas and Texas Tech were all close behind. Last year Texas had been the choice by over 23 points. This time out, AM's 712.5 total for second is much closer. The Ag- gies received 24 first place votes and two choices to tie for the championship. Arkansas ranked third with 677 points and 16 victors* nods SMU, the only other team to get a championship vote, head ed the rest with .376 points. Rice (362,5), TCU (239) and 3aylor (22G) round out t h e 3WC's eight team chase. Every chool got ' votes as high as hird. SMU was the lone school o gel ballots for all eight places. NOTHING NEW Picking Texas is nothing new or the voters. Since the poll vas instituted in 1934, the media reps have seen Orange and White on 20 occasions. However, the average of picking the eventual winner is not too good. Only Texas (1943-45-50-62-89-7071-73) and TCU (1938-58) have made the prognosticators ap- Leaks. Among them: ' B o s e y play...Darrell says says he can he thinks Rosey may play...yet Darrell also says he's worried. That's typical talk and it leads up to seven in a row." -- Chris Needham, KCEN-TV Waco. "Even without Leaks, Royal's Plumbers . Unit can plug the gaps. But the Aggie fuzz is rapidly turning to bristle--like the back of a Razorbacked hog. Both vastly improved."--Joe Stroop, WBAP Radio, Fort I it sounds good anyway. 'You- know-who' is still the class of the league." -- Mike Finley, Baytown Sun, choosing AM. POUKER BACKERS And Arkansas was supported strongly. "Broyles has himself a prize winning Hog. He will be blue- ribbon winner in the SWC county fair this year."--Gerald Gracia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It happend in '54, again in Worth. iear to know their business. Here are some of the 19T4 votes and reasons: "Six and going for seven -- nuff said. "--George Breazeale, Austin American, picking Tex- "Again, again, again, again, again, again--and apparently again."--Mackie Morris, Greenville Herald - Banner, another Texas backer. "Two things you don't bet against: Evcl Knievel and Texas." --Kenny Hand, Dallas Times-Herald. Many of the voters took into consideration the questionable status of. Texas' Roosevelt "Roosevelt Leaks on a peg leg is a better offense than most teams have."--Dcnne Freeman, Associated Press, Dallas. "If Rosey can run. the fight s for second place. If not, the fight's probably still for second place."--Fred Barbee Jr., El Campo Leader-News. "Picking Texas is a bore, but Rosey is no longer folklore."-David Holland, Waco Tribune- Herald. "With Leaks, Texas could wind up number one in the nation."--Bill Veidt, KCNY, San ippe: . _ 64...and this is '74...the Y e a r of the Hog, even though the C h i n e s e s a y Tiger."--Bud Campbell, KATV, Little Rock. "Arkansas' young players ar rive one year early-- Gran tl a 11 , Northwest Arkansas TIMES. "Hogs bring home bacon, out scramble Ags for title. 'Horn: HFLPA's Curry Says Talks Not Heating Up As Expected HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (AP) -Bill Curry, Houston Oiler center and also president of the National Football League Players Association, said Saturday negotiations are not heating up despite the 14-day cooling ~" period in the players strike. "I was excited that the cooling off period would create good faith bargaining," Curry said. "So far it hasn't worked out that way:" Curry said he had no idea what might be decided at nexl Tuesay's meeting of the 26 NFLPA player representatives meetin gin Chicago. "The most unfortunate ant least true idea to come out o' this is that Bill Curry ant (NFLPA executive director) E Garvey Curry make said. the decisions^ 1 "The executive board meets Tuesday and they will decide the next move." So Curry, trying to softpeddle what might happen next in the strike, went about his busines of making the Oiler footbal team. Curry is coming off knee operation in May and serious knee injury that kep him out most of last season. Houston Oiler Coach Sid Gil Iman has made strong statements about the striking veter ans having a tough time mak ing the team but Curry sees n problems. "Of course there are feeling and overtones but I've hardl heard it (the strike) mentione here," Curry »aid. "The att ude is good under the circum- said his injured knee :ances. Curry Marcos. HOGS' 'FORTE-FIED' "Everything's rosey in Razorback land now that Texas leaks the most." -McAllen Moni- plcnty to: McCollum have had too much too long."--David Orange Leader. And then those who liki Texas Tech. "Shazam! Crusaders M i k e Cochran, Press, Fort Worth. .. : "The title game will turn out to be the -- · · - nale."^-Ray Lubbock. Carlen's Christian have arrived."-- David Pearson Earns Pole Position Berth Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Aug. 25, 1974 FAYETTEVILLf, AMKANIAC ^_^^ , CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION. Wich. (AP) -- For the ninth ime in 11 slarls this year, Darid Pearson has won the front ow pole position for a major slock car race. The 39-year-old $1 million career winner from Spartanburg, S.C., wheeled a Mercury around the two-mile oval Mich- gan International Sbeechvay Saturday at 157.948 miles per lour to claim the honor of leading a 36 car starting field to the SB 50,000 to the scenic Irish Hills area, 70 miles southwest of De troit, begins at 1:30 p.m. EOT. Buddy Baker, a Ford driver vho has yet to win a race this year, nailed the other [rout row spoL in a Ford with a speed of 157.832 m.p.li. Baker's elapsed time around the oval was only .033 seconds off Pearson's clocking. Scientists Wi// Test Speed Of Ryan Pitch Pearson, four victories and no worse than a firth-place finish in his other starts, al- Colorado Grid Player Dies Despite Physical BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A Associated University of Colorado football player died early Saturday of Tech-Arkansas fi- Boyd, KLBK-TV, -as responding to rehabilita- on and given time, it would be eady. He said the time spent t the negotiating table had not lurt his preparation to rthe sea- mi. "Given a strong knee, I could et ready in about a week," the jrmer all-pro center said. 'You get your technique down ind timing with the quarter- jacks so it shouldn't be any troblem at all." "This is my 10th year of gong to camp," said Curry a 20h ound draft choice of the Green iay Packers. "I've never felt ike I had a job before and I don't now. There 's just a little more challenge to it. Curry has - not worked out with here. _ _ _ weights and running but is ex- the team since arriving He's been working with pected to begin full drills next reek. where it hurts Terry Holman, tor. "Texas won't have any Leaks and the Razorbacks -will be well 'Forte-Fied' ". -- Bob S k u tt, KFSM-TV, Fort Smith, Ark. "Without Rosey Leaks, Texas will be somewhat less than effective. The only thing that will give them a goad season is some good defense. Tech will be lost without Barnes, so this is the year of the Aggies and the Hogs."--Dan Welty, Hereford Brand. "It's not so much what the Aggies have, rather than what Texas does not have and right now the Longhorns don't have Leaks."--Ted Buss, Wichita Falls Times. Even Arkansas got an asterisk first place vote. James Walker of the Dallas Times-Herald cast his lot for the Hogs noting "if Leaks doesn't play." AGGIES NO JOKE The Aggies had their backers. 'The Aggie joke is no joke."-Franklin B. Pruitt, Snyder Daily News. "This is the year that the Aggie sophs and juniors put it all together. The team could be ranked in the nation's top ten at the end of the year."--Phil Woodall, KFDA-TV, Amarillo. "Youth comes of age in Ag- "Duniven to g i v e Raiders first title over."--Jerry Garrison, KEYE, Perryton. "It might happen IF Tech doesn't pull its usual choke a- pi gainst the Longhorns." -- Bob Soward, Waxahachie Daily Light. CLOSER CHASE gie-land and finds out who Figure Skating Title SAINT GER.VAIS, France (AP) -- American David Neal Santee captured the men's figure skating title at an international meet here Friday. He scored 179.69 points and seven places and was followed by Paul Cechemanek of Luxembourg who had 165.32 and 14. Cnristophe France was third. Simond of Overall, most agree it would be a much closer chase to the throne room, as these statements attest: "First actual race for title in years will take place this season. Hobbling Horns can be beaten."--David ' W. Holmes Palestine Herald-Press, picking Tech. "The year of the Aggies back--maybe race should bt wide open between top five Anyone can win it. Orange won'l dominate for a change."--Bob Williams, Amarillo Glob-News. "It won't be easy time. The Horns may have to win off tra dition to make it back to the Cotton Bowl."--Don Henry Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. "Texas, of course, is t h e i perennial choice to finish first. Tech should return in a strong bid again this year. TCU, if healthy, could do a turn-around under Jim Shofner and R i c e might be able to repeat last year's performance. Any SWC team is capable of coming up with a surprising team perfor- the conference mance sparked by any one indi- David JJhipman vidual to finish well in the standings."--Michel G. Hiatt, Brcckenridge American. Perhaps, the most honost were a pair' of scribes from San Antonio. "No fun picking the favorite first; you can use ap all your a l i b i s this way."--Harold Scherwitz San Antonio Ligth, predicting Tech. "A blind stab in the dark with a dull pin."--Karl O'Quinn. San Antonio Express-News, tabbing Arkansas-. vhat the team physician de- cribed as "an acute sickle cell crisis precipitated by physical activity." Polie Poiticr, 19, of Coral ables, Fla., was taken to a lospital Friday after he complained of weakness and dizziness while running an 880-yard in. Dr. Peter Ewing, the team jhysician, said Poitier's condi- :ion "progressed and worsened irre- vital post in Sunday's $82,200 Yankee j ready has logged SH4.050 in 400. prize money. Though Baker The race, expected to draw,hasn't won, his chart .shows six op five finishes in 11 starts and $58,493 in purses. The second row positions vent to Gale Yarborojgh in R Chevrolet and Richard Petty in a Dodge with speeds of 156.836 and 156.528 m.p.h., respectively. Those two are locked in a close race for the NASCAR driving title and for seasonal money honors. Petty, already a four-time champion and slock car racing's biggest money and events winner, leads both categories. His money total stands a t $ 2 0 1 , 2 7 0 , Yarborough's $172,930. tories. Each has eight vic- Bobby Allison, driving track owner Roger Penske's American Motors-backed Matador, through Friday, causing versible damage to the body organs." Colorado officials said Poitier, a defensive back who would have been a sophomore and 1973 Grand National champion Benny Parsons in a Chevrolet will start in the third row. Allison was clocked at 155.002 m.p.h., Parsons at 154.400. m.p.h. Filling out the first 10 positions in the 36-car lineup will be Earl Ross, Clifton "Coo Coo" Marlin and 18-year old rookie Richie Panch, all in Chcvro- ANAHEIM (AP) - What bat-1 ters have wondered about in recent years will undergo scientific scrutiny early next month: The speed of Nolan Ryan's fastball. California Angels' Manager Dick Williams says he's never seen a pitcher throw harder Ihan Ryan, and pitching coach Tom Morgan believes there's no harder thrower around. Faster than Bob Feller? Faster than Sandy Koufax? Nobody has slaked lhat claim for the 27-year-old strikeout king of the big leagues, but the questions of just how fast he can throw a baseball is expected to he answered by an infra-red radar device. Rockwell International scientists, who tested the device Tuesday night when Ryan struck out 19 Detroit Tigers, will scl up for an official clocking of Ryan's pitches the nexl time Nolan pilches in Anaheim, Sept. 6 or 7 against Chicago. The fastest pitch ever gaugec was 98.6 miles per hour, throwi by Cleveland's Feller in 1946 Mine other pilchers have beet tested at a speed exceeding 90 m.p.h. Ryan, a 6-fqot-Z, 185-pounder is sort of curious himself. "It's a promotion, that's all _ _ r _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ this season, played the full sea-. lets; and Ron Kesclowski, win- son last year as a freshman ner of the United Stales Auto ' ' - - . and wi this year with no signs of the illness. He also had a full physical along with the rest of the team Thursday, Ewing said. Poitier was a starting defensive back and also played quarterback occasionally on the freshman team last year Poitier's family 'flew here Saturday. CU Coach Bill Mallory canceled the Saturday practice session and a short service attended by the team and coaches was conducted at the Second Baptist Church here. is!" -- Bob Wood, KGKL Radio, San Angelo. "First" rain of the season on the plains has warped my outlook and confused my jud- gement. When warped and confused, think Aggies!"--Eddy Clinton, KCBD-TV, Lubbock. "Why not AM? Besies I get tired of picking Texas every year. Being right all the time gets monotonous."--Bob Osius, Beaumount Enterprise-Journal. "I really don't believe it, but ·ent through spring drills Club's Pocono 500, in a Dodge. "·"· ·*··" ----- -* .1 i Pearson, himself a three- ;imes Grand National litlc- lolder and winner of more "su- perspeedway" races than any )ther driver, clocked Iwo laps around the banked oval in excess of 157 m.p.h. His first trip was the fastest and it gave him the pole position. Baker, who says "I need a victory so bad it hurts, if for no other reason than to show I can do it," also was above 157 on both of his circuits. Pearson captured the pole position for the June Motor Slate 400 at Michigan Speedway, but wound up third behind Petty and Ross when a yellow flag late in the race caught him in his pit. The green racing flag never came out again, leaving the greying South Carolinian no chance to make a late race charge. They asked me if I was willing and I agreed. I hope it work out. I think it's interesting,' Ryan said. The Rockwell device meas ures speed by means of th Doppler: frequency shift. Fclle was timed by a U.S. Arm limiline chronograph, a box-lik device resembling an inverte wooden pyramid containin electric beams spaced five fee Tpart. The ball was thrown 14 Trickey Leaves ORU AMES, Iowa -- Ken Trickey, the coach who put Oral Roberts on the basketball map, was named head basketball coach at Iowa State University. cc't per second. Feller's test involved fiv pregame pitches. Ryan als will have five pregame pilches as well as his pitches durin the game. Koufax, the ex-Los Angele Dodger, m.p.h. i was recorded at 93 in I960, only the sevcnt fastest on the list. Koufax. Do Drysdale, Steve Barber, Her Score, Rync Duren and Bo Turley 'all were involved in a experiment in Miami, utilizin a high-speed movie camel shooting GO frames per second Barber, then a Baltimor rookie, threw 95.5 m.p.h. rank second behind Felle Drysdale, ex-Dodger and no an Angels broadcaster, ran' third at 95.3. Fourth is Alley Donald, Ne York Yankees, 94.7. in 1939. 1958, the Yankees' Turley ha e all-lime fifth-place mark of 2, measured by an electronic eillograph. The Orioles' Steve alkowski, also In 1958, ranks \lh at 93.5. After Koufax, comes Duren the Yankees. 91.1; Score of e White Sox, 91.0, and Turley, .7, from the Miami ex- crimcnt. 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