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Irish Ranked First In AP Weekly Grid Poll, Porkers Jump From 20th Up to 10th SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) --: Notre'Dame Coach Ara Parscg- hian would be happier over the Irish being the No. 1 ranked college football team If It were January. Notre Dame, the defending national champions, replaced : Oklahoma as top team in "the weekly Associated Press rankings. The Fighting Irish, second a week ago, received 19 first- votos and 1.004 points a nationwide panel of : place from sportswrilcrs and broadcasters. Ohio State, which got 17 first place votes, was in second with 998 points. VOf course, we're very much honored to be No.i," Parseghian said with a laugh. "But it s where you wind up after the season Is over that's important, i "I would b» a lot happier being No v 1 if this were January." The Irish campaigned the entire 1973 season to he No. 1 and finally made it with a 24-23 victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. "We had sort of a long fight to be No. 1 last season and it helped our determination, I x- lieye," said Parseghian, whose Irish teams; have lost only 15 of 104 games in his 10 years as head coach. "I think the deason we weren't ranked No. 1 before this season began is all the things that have happened to us -- the injuries, the construction accidents, the dismissals. ''People thought we would not be as strong as last season after that. But we were fortu nate enough to have a little bet ter performance to . open the season than some of the teams who were ranked ahead of us earlier." Notre Dame, idle last week downed Georgia Tech 31-7 in i nationally televised game Sept 9. ' Oklahoma, which dropped to third with 18 first place votes but only 929 points, had tough sledding In Iheir 28-H debut vith lightly regarded Baylor. Sooner players shared Par- icghian's view on the impor- ance of being No. 1 at this point In the season. 'I'm not too worried about his poll," said Sooner quarter jack Steve Davis. "I would have to think we played wejl enough to stay No. 1 and it would be a lot nicer to he No. 1. But the poll w i l l probably change a lot of times before the season is over. "We just want to play well enough to wind up on top." Nebraska .followed third-place Oklahoma- with,-728 points; apd Alabama- wasTfifth w f t ti 714. vlichigan, Louisiana State, Penn State, Texas and Ar- tansas round out the top ten. Arizona State heads up the second ten, followed in order by JCLA, Southern · California, M a r y l a n d , Pittsburgh a n d Carolina State, tied for 15th. Tennessee. Arizona and Houston and Stanford, t i e d for Professional Baseball By The Associated Press ,, American League East W I- Pet. G B New York Baltimore Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Oakland Texas Minnesota Chicago Kan City California 80 78 76 72 71 7fi West 84 79 76 72 .544 .527 .521 .493 .480 .456 20th. The Top Twenty., with first- place votes in parentheses, season record and total points. Points tabulated on basis of, 2018-16-14-12-10:9-8 etc.: 1-0-0 1,004 .568 .534 .510 .483 71 77 .40 60 89 .403 3'/4 7'/z 5 RV4 12 13 24 Vz Northwert Arkanws TIMES, Tue«,, Sepf. 17, 1974 "WVETTEVIULe, ARKANSAS As Three Game Series Gets Underway Monday's Results" . Minnesota 7, Kansas City -.', Only game scheduled " : Tuesday's Games Detroit (Coleman 12-12) at Boston (Lee 16-12), N C Baltimore (Palmer 6-12) at New York (Medich 18-13), N Oakland (Hunter 23-11) at Kansas City (Busby 19-14). N Cleveland (J. Perry 15-11) at Milwaukee (Colbadn 8-12). N Minnesota (Albury 6-8) at Chicago (Bahnscn 11-14), N California (Hassler 4-11) at Texas (Jenkins 23-11). N S Cards, Bucs Meet Tonight PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates may- have been down lately, hut they certainly don't act like they're out going into the opening of a three-game series tonight with the St. Louis Cardinals. Last week, they held a 3'/z- garnc edge the 'race over the for the Cards in National l.N. Dame (19) 2. Ohio St. (17) 3.OkU. (18) 4.Neb. S.Ala. (4) 6.Mich. 7. La. St. S.Perm St. 9. Tex as lO.Ark. 11. Ariz. St. 12. UCLA 13.S. Cal. 14. Maryland IS.Pilt ...... (tie) - N.Car.St 18. Ariz. 19. Houston (tie) Stanford 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 10-0 1-0-0 ' 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-1 0-1-0 04-0 1-0-0 . 2-0-0 .00-1 1-0-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 998 929 728 714 590 527 443 419 378 270 148 117 95 93 93 .90 58 30 30 St. Louis Pittsburgh 3 hilaphia Montreal few York Chicago Los Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston Hog Report Card Good All Around National League East W 1 Pcf. San San Fran Diego 79 77 73 69 67 60 West 93 91 81 74 68 53 .537 .527 .497 .469 .458 .411 .633 .615 .514 .500 .456 .356 GB 6 10 12 18 Vi By 5HANT HALL TIMES Sports Editor A r k a n s a s Coach Frank Broyles said Monday that the film of the Southern Cal game was unusual in that "all of the grades were very close. Usually in a first game, some grade high and others grade low. The fact that w« graded equally indicates that we were really prepared, and the score verifies that." Advised that linebacker Dennis Winston -i'hadr been named defensive player of the week by · Sports Illustrated, Broyles said, "That's good. He deserves it." But he. added. "We've got to forget Sotuhern Cal now and worry about Oklahoma State." Broyles noted that the Cowboy Wishbone which amassed over 500 yards rushing against Wichita. State would "definitely get our attention. .This week we're going from a three-man line with eight defending t o ' a n i n e - m a n line with two defending. Consequently we'll have much more teamwork in practice because lh» secondary will be more involved in play recognition." He said the Razorbacks got no indication of what OSU might do against Arkansas from watching the film of the Cowboys' 59-0 win o v e r Wichita injuries Only Temporarily Slow Top SWC Gridders By The Associated Press Injuries provided the big news in Southwest Conference training camps Monday.' At Texas, Coach Darrell Royal said quarterback Marty Akins was okay after suffering a head injury in the Boston College game and complained ol headaches. There was also good news al Southern Methodist where nose- guard Xouie -Kelcher was re leased from Presbyterian Hos pltaj. He was hospitalized Sat urday night at halftime of the SMU-North Texas State game complaining of a headache ant B sick stomach Kelcher was hospitalized as a precautionary measure because of the tragic meningitis Attack which killed Dwaine Slaten, an 18-year-old Mustang freshman footballer. "It looks like It was just Hi or stomach virus or possibly reaction to the antibiotics the players have been taking," sait SMU trainer Cash Birdwell. The Texas Aggies announced that sophomore offensive tackle Dennis Swilley, who suffered s knee injury in the 24-0 victory over Clemson, will be lost foi two weeks. Reserve quarterback Mike Jay of the Aggies received deep thigh bruise when kickec by a horse Sunday and will als be out (or several weeks. Texas Christian starting half back Kent Waldrep will no play in Saturday's inter sectional game with Arizona Slate because of a chest injury Waldrep will be replaced b Longview sophomore . Chuc! Boyd. Reserve quarterback Stev Vest, who was injured this sum mer, returned to action fo TCU. ; Roosevelt Leaks of the Long horns suffered a alight ankl sprain as Coach Royal worke him it halfback. The injury wasn't considered «erious. tate. "It was just no contest," e said. "We have no idea what 0 expect from them defensively ecause they have a new defen- ive staff, and Wichita used very offensive formation in the ook. We'll have to be prepared or anything." MONDAY WITH PADS Asked why his team worked n pads on normally pad-less VIonday, Broyles said, "We just ecided we ought to. But it oesn't mean we will every .loriday."' "· ' ··'·.'" '.''..". Tackle Brison Manor, end van Jordan, nose guard Way- mend Hawkins and halfback Forte all missed the work- ut. "They were just too ruised up, ' said Broyles. Half- acks Teddy Barnes and Fredie Douglas, who each missed he USC game, returned to iractice. M i k e . Kirkland was still inable to practice, and Broyles loted, "He probably won't play or two weeks after he starts iracticing." Kirkland punted 1 gainst USC after Tom Cheyne iprained an ankle. Broyles said Jheyne's availability for the )klahoma State game was a wait-and-see' proposition. Halfback Tommy Woods was itill unable to practice Monday with a sprained ankle. Woods' number, the familiar 33 worn y Bobby and Bill Burnett and )ickey Morton, was worn by Alan Watson in the USC game. 'The manufacturers didn't send i tearway jersey -with Alan's lumber 36," explained Broyles. 'And since Woods didn't dress or the game,- Alan wore his earaway." WHITE ELEVATED Waston had been listed as the alternate first-teamer at full- lack with Marsh White, but rVhite held that distinction alone Monday. White gained 69 yards in 15 carries against USC, including a 16-yard run for a first down on third and seven. After the game, Broyles said, "Marsh jlayed his best game ever." .Vatson is . now listed as a second-team, 'alternate ' with Holland Fuchs. " ' - - · Snapper- 'Specialist R i c k Morrow injured his elbow in the Southern CaPgame, but Broyles said, "We hope he'll be well in a couple of days," Morrow snapped only once in the game, early air-mailing Kirkland. Richard LaFargue snapped after that. It had been conjectured that one of the reasons for the Razorbacks' closed practices was their work on screen passes. The only screen they threw against USC went for an 11-yard loss. Broyles said simply, "We didn't disguise it long enough." Whether or not because of Arkansas' win over USC, Barbara Broyles attended only her third practice in 25 years Monday. Mike Falks has been to more than that, and he's only 17 months old. Asked if Mike knexv who won the game, his father Frank (a U of A assistant coach) nodded. How did he know? Coach Falks answered, "He had steak last night." Monday's Results 'San Francisco 4, Atlanta 2 Montreal 3-2, New York 2-3 Cincinnati 9, San Diego 2 Los Angeles 7, Houston 2 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Chicago (Dettore 0-0) at Philadelphia (Twitchell 6-9), N St. Louis (Gibson 10-12) at Pittsburgh CReuss 15-9), N New York (Matlack 12-12) at Montreal (Rogers 13-20), N Houston (Griffin 13-9) at Los Angeles (Ran 13-8), N Cincinnati (Billingham 19-9) a'. San Diego (Greif 8-17).,,^ ;;'. Atlanta (Capra 14-8); .ait'rSan Francisco (Barr 12-8 or Bryant 3-15), N . . ··'"·. League East title. But the Pi- ·ates closed out the week with ive straight losses while .St. Louis was chalking' up five straight wins. That was .enough to drop Pittsburgh. 'V/2 games behind .he Cardinals, but. it .wasn't enough to make Danny Mur- laugh, the unflappable Pirate manager, throw in the towel. "We have six games left with St. Louis." Murtaugh pointed out after the Pirates dropped the final game of a weekend series in Montreal. "We'll be to win more than our share now." : 1 naddition to the three-games set here, the two clubs will face each ' other three times next week in St. Louis. In all. the Pirates have 16 play--the Cards Pirate slugger jamos left to iavc 15--and Willie Stargell joins his boss in not putting loo much emphasis on any one of them. "We've got to play them one at a time," he said. "There's no -sense in p u t t i n g extra pressure on yourself by saying you've got to win a certain number of games." Mutlaugh indicated lie will finish the season with essentially the same personnel who brought the Pirates up from last place in three months, the five recent losses- notwithstanding. - - · · : : "They've got us where we are and they'll have to be the ones that take us further," he said. One man who won't he going any further, however, is pitcher nock Ellis, the Pirates' most effective right-handed starter this year with a 12-9 record. .0 start the loss skein.' Bullpen ace Dave Giusli also missed the week with s strained back, but has rcjoinec the team. Murtaugh said he could have ,iseI Giusli in the final game with Montreal, hut he was loo ing farther ahead. "I thought about using him,' .he manager said. "But with the weather being nasty like i ,vas, 1 didn't want to take a chance on him h u r t i n g his back again and being lost for some more time." : .. : He when suffered a broken hand hit by a line drive last week in Philadelphia. Ellis was holding a 4-1 load when he was forced out of the game, a game the Pirates eventually lost 8 " Former Porker QB Takes Up Slack For Simpson " B U F F A L O (AP) -- "I k n o w , it's hard to say it's good to get mrl but . . ." O.J. Simpson never finished the sentence. He was busy nibbing his heavily aped right ankle sprained on a 20-yard run. But his "but" was an awfully big one. Without Simpson, the National Footbajt League's leading ground gainer and Most Valuable Player last year, the Buffalo Bills were forced to go to the air Monday.-cvcniiig. Quarterback Joe Ferguson, last in NFL passing a year ago, responded with a pair of touchdowns in the final two minutes that carried the Bills to a 21-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders in his team's season-opener. Knee Surgery ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Knee sur gery was performed on the St Louis Cardinals' Dave Butz Monday to repair damage caused during the team's National Football League opener Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. A spokesman for the team said the second-season defensive tackle will be lost-to the team for'the rest of the year. Both passes, one for nine yards and the other for 13. Rashad, acquired by the Bills in a trade with St. Louis for quarterback Dennis Shaw. "So many people think it's all me. even some of (he players might have thought that." said Simpson,- who rushed for^ a record 2,003 yards last season. Simpson was h u r t with 5fi seconds remaining in the second period. By that time he had gained 78 yards in 12 carries. The team physician diagnosed the sprain as "slight to moderate," but gave no -in- d i c a t i o n whether Simpson would be ready for the Miami Dolphins here Sunday. Buffalo shot into a 7-0 lead on Ferguson's four-yard toss to J.D. Hill. Aging George Blanda put Oakland on the Scoreboard with a - 47-yard -field 'goal at 13:49 in the period. In the third period, left-handed quarterback Ken Stabler directed the Raiders from .their 42 to Buffalo's 16 and Clarence Davis raced around left end -for a touchdown. Blanda followed with a 41-yard field goal about seven minutes later. The drama was saved for the last quarter, however. " ! , Oakland's Don Connors -'halted a Buffalo drive at the-Raiders' one. nailing Simpson's replacement Gary Hayman and sending him out with a sprained right ankle. Marv Hubbard's fumble set the stage for Rashad's first TD w i t h 1:5li left and Buffalo went ahead. 14-13. forty-four seconds later. Bnf- ckle Art Thorns, a 260-pound- grabbed the ball and raced yards for a touchdown to put c Raiders in front 20-14. · '. Following the kickotf, Buffalo is on its own 2fi. Fergilson mplelert three passes. Oak- nd picked up two of i t s ' 1 0 ime penalties and the Bills- 2rc on the Raiders' 13. One more pass to Rashad and hn Leypoldt's conversion and u f f a l o forged ahead 21-20. Oakland then marched into uffalo territory and with six cconds left. Blanda tried a 50- ard field goal. It sailed wide. Following Simpson's injury, ie Raiders made no change in ieir game plan, Coach John ladden said. League Leaders American League BATTING (375 at bats)-Carew, -Min, .364; Hargrove Tex, .330. RUNS--Ystrzmski, Bsn, 88; R.Jackson, Oak, 86. RUNS BATTED IN--Burroughs, Tex, 115; Bando, Oak, 102. HITS-Carew, Min, 202; T.Davis, Bal, 162; Money, Mil, -Rudi, Oak, 36; Chi, 35; McRae, Chi 162. DOUBLES- Kllenclerson, KC, 35. HOME RUNS-D.Allen., 32; H.Jackson, Oak, 29. S T O L E N BASES--North, Oak, 50; Carew, Min, 36. PITCHIN G (14 Decisions)-Champion, Mil, 11-3, .786, 3.41 Hunter, Oak, 23-11, .676, 2.58 Jenkins, Tex. 23-11, .676. 2.90. STRlKEOUTS-N.Ryan, Cal 337; Blyleven. Min, 224. National League BATTING (375 at bats) -Garr, Atl, .354; Garvey, LA .325. RUNS-Schmidt, Phi, 104 Morgan, Cin, 103. RUNS BATTED IN--Bench, Cin. 117; Schmidt, Phi, 115 HITS--Garr, Atl, 204j " GarX vey, LA, 192. " -" DOUBLES--Rose, Cin, Stargell, Pgh, 35; Bench, 35. a. HOME RUNS-Schmidt, Phi, 36; Wynn, LA, 31. S T O L E N BASES -- North, 107; Morgan, Cin, 58. Teai-Season Smiles Tea! season opened successfully last Saturday, as may he seen in the faces of Don Jackson and Aubrey Shepherd of Fayefteville. They each took a limit of teal by 10:15 a.m. The season ends oil Septem- hert 22. Daily limit is Bur, and shooting hours are sunrise to snnset. Gooti spots fnr teal are miiri flats nn Beaver L a k e , stock ponds and streams. (TIAIESphoto b Charles Cunningham.) Van Buren Pops West Fork WEST FORK -- Van Buren'a team used a 15 yard run y David Mondier with 1:14 left i the third quarter to taka 'hat became a 6-0 football vic- ory over the West Fork B teanj ere Monday night. The first half w a s entirely coreless until Mondier scored i cap a 70 yard drive. West 'ovk had two golden scoring pportunities but could produca oints on neither. The losi ·irops West B'ork to 0-2 on the eason. ENJOY! KING EDWARD one or a handful 41; Cin, Spirits High in ASU Camp JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -Coach Bill Davidson says his Arkansas State University . Indians had an unusually good practice Monday. "Spirits seemed to be high, and the hitting was fierce," Davidson said. The Indians resumed scrimmage work Monday for their Sept. 28 football season opener against defending NCAA Division II national champion Louisiana Tech. Quarterback Steve Burks, tailback Larry Lawrence, line-, backer Jerry Muckensturm and! offensive guard Ken Jones performed well during a 30-minute scrimmage portion of the two- hour workout. Suns Deal For Two PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association traded veteran center Neal Walk and a second-round 1975 draft choice to the New Orleans Jazz for forward Curtis P e r r y , center Dennis Awtrey, guard Nate Hawthorne and · first-round 1976 draft pick. Rent a New Piano On Our Rent-or-Buv Plan For Beginner Student New Pianos from $760.00 Mason Hamlln Wurllrz.r Knaba Fischer Wurlitier Organs Rents for $15 Monthly Rent np to ilx month*. If you decide to buy, we will make full allowance/ charge on the purchase price. Give (fee children and rooneU an opportunity t» see lust how muck musical enjoyment » new piano adds to your family life. Call today -- only a limited number of new pianos available for this offer. :.-·. Southeast Corner of Square Guisinger Music House Colonel Taylor was hard to get along with. Isn't. The old man could be a terror. Colonel Edmund H. Taylor Jr. swore his Bourbon would be the best in Kentucky. And he let nothing--and no one -stand in his way. If a cooper delivered barrels that were a knot off perfect, the Colonel was the kind that'd stave in every barrel in the wagon. And if a hapless fanner tried sneak less than choice grain past the Colonel, his fury' could make window sashes raltle. He could be a tough son-of-a-something, our Colonel. But, oh, the Bourbon whiskey he made. Gentle on your tongue, soft in your gullet and as smooth as limestone rocks worn slick by spring water. We still make Old Taylor the slow, quality way the Colonel wanted it made. Even now, we don't want to rile him. Old Taylor. His Bourbon. Try it. OldTaylor. If s easy to get along with. For one flawed barrel, Colonel Taylor might take an axe to the whole wagonload. Kt'iFUCKYSTfiMSHT BCUflBOH WHISKEY, 3S PfiCOF, THt OLD fATLOfl DISTILLERY CO..

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