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Connors, Nastase Admit They're Not An gels--But Et Helps ,,. FOREST KILLS, N, Y. (AP) .. .-- Jimmy Connors and Hie ...Nastase agree that they are not angels on the tennis court, but . insist that if they were nicer people they would be poorer · . players. -·: "I try to be good but I get so wrapped up in my concentration that I sometimes let my ..temper fly loose," says Con- ». nors. . "Sure, I could restrain myself," adds Nastase, "but I . wouldn't play as well. When I ;. _ act up on the court, It- serves as ~_ .an escape valve for me. It ":., helps my game." .... . Connors, the reigning Wimbledon champion who is seeded ..-..., No. 1 in the U. S. Open starting ;, today, and Naslasc, formerly No.l In the wor'd, are the :.' "Peck's Bad Boys" of the court. .. They are close friends, dou- '?"· blcs partners and members of « the same managerial stable 1 ;- conducted C Salisbury, ? mavericks in spirit, j Naslase is the more flagran^ ; of the two. He constantly feuds ;-. with officials, jests with the » : fans and uses every device pos sible to break the concentration of his opponents. Defending champion John Newcombe of Australia wa quoted in a national magazine this week as saying that Con nors 'problem is that he strive to he like Nastase yet It neve quite comes off. "You know. Nastase say funny things," Newcombe said "and Connors can't say funn; things." But Newcombe doesn't undei rate the ability of the 21-year by Bill Riordon of Md. They are both Id whiz whom most observers xlieve will play him for the hampionship Sept. 8. "You can never slop thinking gainst Connors," the musta- hiocd Australian said. "He niffs an opening and dives for The brilliant Connors Is try- ig to live down the reputation liat he is a -brash, cocky kid. le lakes no relish in being a ourt rebel. He is always vow- ng that he will behave better, jromiscs he especially makes o his bride-to-be, pretty Chris ivert, who will be shooting Cor ier llth straight tournamenl Jctory during the next two veeks. "We have entirely different personalities." the 19-year-old emale Wimbledon winner said. 'I am shy and unemotional. He s an extrovert.- very outgoing. Jimmy lets little things bother lim, but I try to let nothing jothcr me. I concentrate so lard." Chris, who with Connors re- Rice's Walker Wants To Help Ghetto Kids HOUSTON (API -- Cornelius Walker was talking about the opic turned to kids ... the un del-privileged . tlie sad life the ghetto. "That's rea' son for living, noseguard who pro bonuses All-America teamb then the But Bryant Says Team Needs "Want To' Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Aug. 28, 1974 FAYETTIVILLI, ARKANSA* Tide Again Class Of The South illy my main rea- 1 said the Rice Is a major in jchavorial science and sociology. "I just want to help the underprivileged. I know that sounds stupid !n this day and ige." The ATLANTA (AP) - Ala-, bama's pel-season stature as the most powerful college football team in. the South will be tested on the field this year. The Crimson Tide, winner of 32 of its last 33 regular-season games but loser of bowls In each year, must face the teams ven the best chance of attain- g supremacy--Maryland of e Atlantic Coast Conference, utheaslern Conference rival ouisiana State and independ- ceived the Dewar's Merit Award Tuesday for contributions to tennisi said she thinks Cotinors has been influenced somewhat by the antics of Nastase. "Sometimes I don't like it and he knows it," she said. Neither Connors, who got a day's delay because of a stomach ailment, nor Chris are in action today. Nastase opens against Kim Warwick of Australia in the third match on the stadium court. Tile powerful Newcombe is the first man in action, playing Leif Johansson of Sweden on the center court at 12 noon, EOT. 'he articulate Walker, considered one of the lincst defensive players In the Southwest Conference explained his concern for society. "My father was in the Air Force when I was young and I saw some Japanese who were suffering from radiation because of the war," he said. "I saw a deformed 6-year-old boy. It was gross. It made me sick.' Walker said he couldn't do much to help the Japanese bul "I decided then that some daj I wanted to start a tpundation to help t h e ' underprivileged' in Hogs Miss Half-A-Praclice But Player Spirits Soar By GRANT HALL 'IMES TIMES Sports Editor Thirty-rive minutes into Ar; - kansas' final practice of two-a- days Tuesday afternoon, the rain which had been falling ' Intermittently finally started to pour. ' Undaunted, the players began whooping it up and slapping j alms. But 10 minutes later, when . the storm threatened to blow " F r a n k Broyles off his coaching " tower, he called a halt. · This time, the players really '.' celebrated. One walk-on hurled ' · a blocking dummy 20 feet into . , the air, no mean accomplish.. · .ment. : After everyone went inside, - Assistant Athletic Director" Wil- L son Matthews looked out at the -' rain falling in buckets and said, « "Why, this is just a sprinkle." -'. The funny thing was that five I: minutes later, it was. '. Broyles looked outside with ; dismay as the sun'came back ; out. "We called it off too soon," --he said. "We couldhave gotten - ^ something done." t But he wasn't about to send ; Local Divers ': Capture Medals - : .The Fayetteville diving team '. of Coach King Evers bronglv -I home six medals from the Ar IT kansas State AAU Springboart - Diving Championships, held ;~ the UALR swimming* pool in ;,Little Rock recently. - r Marbea Evers took first place .; in the one-meter event and ·_ second place in the three-meter ^ competition in the women'. '.' open division. Linda Broyle ·' took part in the one-meter divi -", in both her age group and th ;- women's open, placing secont ·. in the former and third in the 1_ latter. -' Also in the one-meter event "· Carol Davis finished fourth an '-, Jan Collier fifth in the women 1 I open. rl The diving program, begui ;-by Evers this summer, wil -.continue through the winter -Competitive diving is open t -- all amateur divers aged fiv t-years and older. Those inter tested in joining the progran 1'rnay contact Evers at 443-2434. f Allison Bests · Seniors Again ;. John Allison of Fayetlevill. ~ successfully defended his cham ; pionship in the Arkansas Senio .. Golf Association Tournament a ;· Hot Springs recently, matchin - even-par 216 for 54 holes. ··· Allison had rounds of 68-73-7 ~on Ihe Arlington South cours ?ilo defeat Herman Styles of Pin 'SJBluff by two strokes. Last yea " Allison edged Styles by a sing ;-. shot. Styles'won the tournamei 2 two years ago. Ozark Home and Garden Center HERE NOW! Crimson Sweet WATERMELON $1.49 ea. ICE COLD 7c I.B. Vi ml. M'csl \YTiN CTic.vy "W« Giv» Your i, Green Thumb A Helping Hand" e players back out. "At least helped the spirit, and it ould help their legs," he said. WOODS INJURED Broyles said that halfback ommy Woods sprained an ikle during the workout, but at "it's not bad." He said at safety Bo Busby was doing better" in his recovery om a sprained back, and that ike Kirkland's sprained wrist "wait-and-see" proposi- as "a on. There were no changes on the :plh ike chart Tuesday. Junior Campbell continued to ork at defensive end, and said e expected to stay there for vo or three more weeks. "I think they're planning for IB to play nose guard against assing teams, and end against anning teams," said Camp ell. The 5-11, 200-pounder from aytown, Tex., played Ihe last ght games of 1973 at nose uard. "They were going to edshirt me at first, so I could ehabilitate my knee," he said. But the knee came around fter three games, and I got the black ghettos ... to try tc keep them from a criminal life "I want to teach them to ge up after lifo has knocked them down." ROAMS HOUSTON Walker, who is from Austin roams the seedy black section of Houston, buying a kid ic cream or taking another one t :he Astrodome. I don't tell them who I an they probably wouldn 1 know anyway .. . they jus know I'm a man who wants t help," Walker said softly. Walker brought 25 children t Rice Stadium to watch the Ov spring scrimmage. ''You should have seen thei eyes," Walker recalled. "The had never seen a college footbaj game yet alone been i Rice Stadium. It w a s some thing, really something." The desire to help kids driving Walker in prepai'atio for current season. "If the team has a good yea and I have a good year, I coul conceivably make All-Ame iea," Walker said. "That wou' give me a good chance to go the first round of t h e profei sional draft. You have to hai money to make dreams work. 1 The Washington Redskin the San Francisco 49ers, tl New England Patriots, and th Dallas Cowboys have contacle Walker, who is playing in his f nal year of eligibility. Walker joked "The (Houston Oilers haven't heard about m I guess." He disclosed that the WOT Football League made him substantial offer to forego h senior season. play." C a m p b e l l averaged 17.4 ackles a game in his senior ear at Baytown, and threw uarterbacks for losses behind le line of scrimmage 38 tinies. ast year he had 25 unassisted ackles, including several sacks. He admits that it is as a pass usher that he excels'. "They've ot Leotis Harris at nose guard, nd the coaches are pretty high n him," said Campbell. "But " don't care where they put me, s long as I play." / it power Miami, Fla. Alabama also faces · 'SEC ·irkborse contender Auburn it doesn't play Florida or eorgia, who, because of theii hedules, have an outside shol t the league title. East Carolina is favored to apture its third straight South ·n Conference crown and Tu ,ne could challenge Miami foi ip independent honors. Paul "Bear" Bryant says the [aryland game will be his Highest. It is the opener for oth teams, at College Park Md.. on Sept. H. The Tide and I-SU should settle the SEC title chase when they tangle on na- ionnl television in RlrinlnghDtn Oct. 19. one week b e ( o r e the battle with M i n n v . NEEDS "WANT TO" Bryant says a team has to lave a rtualily he calls "want .0" to win a nationl chmpion- ship, adding that his team 'didn't have it in the spring." But Bryant has a multitude of running backs for his wish- plus two returning qunr lerbacks in Gary Rutledge anc Richard Todd. Defense, how .svcr, could be exceptional will the likes of linebacker Woodrcm Lowe, lineman Mike Dubose and back Mike Washington The Tide must rebuild the kick ing game. The South will have its share of outstanding individuals. The quarterback brigade in eludes Jeff GranU of Soutl Carolina. Condredge Hollowaj of Tennessee, Hockey Felkcr o Mississippi State, Fred Soioinoi f Tampa, Jeff Bowers of oulhcrn Mississippi, . Fred "ishcr of Vaiulcrbill and Steve "olcy of Tulane, all considered lutstanding by (heir coaches. Quarlerbacklng could be the .tumbling block for LSU and Georgia. Neither team has set- led on one yet, although Charlie McClendon is hopiiiL Carl Otis Trimble, a sophomore vilh considerable promise, runs be veer under fire as he did in .he spring. CLASS RUNNERS The class runners of the area appear to be Brad Davis, approaching Billy Cannon's rushing record at LSU; Kentucky's Sonny Collins, who ran foi more than 1,200 yards lasi year; versatile Louis Carter of Maryland, powerful Stan Fritts of North Carolina Slate am Woody Thompson of Miami. Looking at the respective conferences, Alabama is licavi ly favored to win an unprece dented fourth straight S crown, with LSU given the bes hot at dislodging the Tide. Florida and Georgia are the darkhorse contenders. Auburn hould be improved and Ten- lessee till has question marks on defense, plus an imposing early schedule against such lower at UCLA, Kansas, Au- jurn, LSU and Alabama. Ole Miss could crack the first division, but Mississippi State, Kentucky and Vanderbilt appear lodged in another battle to avoid the cellar. If Maryland slips en route to Ihe ACC, the most likely winner is defending champion North Carolina Slate. Clemson is the darkhorse and none of the oth ers hold legitimate title aspira tions. East Carolina-Is about as sol id in the Southern Conference as Alabama is in the SF.C Richmond, William Mary anc improving K u r m a n could edge into the throne room. Appala chian, VMI and T h e Citade will follow, with Davidson ap parently headed for the cellar, Tampa, Southern Mississippi nd Memphis State are ex- ecled to compile impr«ssiv« ecords again this fall, (t doesn't appear that Georia Tech h a s ths material o cope with a tough schedula hat starts with national champion Notre Dame. Goetz Leads Slate PGA Event LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Dick Goetz shot a two-over-par 72 Tuesday to win the Arkansas chapter PGA championship at Little Rock Country Club. Goelz caught Pete Fleming with a birdie on the 18th. They lied at 144. four-over-par. Goetz won with a birdie on the 19th. Fleming's putter had struck the ball twice on one stroke on the 13th green. '--Idling him with a double bogey. Crailon Enrolls At University Hal Crafton, a'6-1 guard fro: Conway. has enrolled at tl University of Arkansas an apparently will play basketba as a walk-on. Crafton, who teamed with Marvin Delph to lead the Wampus Cats to back-to-back stale AAA titles, had signed an agreement with Arkansas Tech earlier. Delph is one of five scholarship freshmen signed by new Coach Eddie Sulton. Aske if he might get the sixth grant, Crafton said, "I don't think so." The Razorbaeks are currently trying to sign 6-7 Kent Allison of Western Kentucky, who was declared ineligible at that school as a result qf an oversight by the Ohio V a l l e y Conference commissioner three years ago. People who try, that's the kind of people we look for when we're hiring new Kansas City Life agents... because that's the kind of company we try to be. We say Kansas City Life is "The Lioness...protecting her own" because lions are the only big cats who work in groups, caring for each other. And we try to have the kind of agents who Ev^gp^p^pgSSSp?": 4 ! look out for you. 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