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Page 6 THE BLACK INK March, 1973 Waddell Is Interested In All Kinds Of Sports Linda Florence Staff Writer Charles Douglas Waddell who played tight end for Coach BUI Dooley’s football squad and fo.rward for Coach Bill Guthridge of the Junior Varsity basketball team, ended the season by playing varsity basketball with Coach Dean Smith. “I hope to go out for track and field before leaving Carolina,” he said. Several colleges offered Waddell a scholarship in track and field. “I probably would be throwing the shotput this season, but 1 hurt my hand playing football. So, I’ll wait a while,” he said in a deep but pleasant monotone. Charles Waddell, a handsome 6-foot-5, 218 pound sophomore from Southern Pines, N.C. came from a family of two children. He got into sports, as many young Blacks do, by playing the games with the “boys on the block” when there was nothing else to do. The “block boys” helped him develop his interest in sports. But Waddell gives his brother credit fro being the “encouraging factor” that guided him into the sports world. “My brother, who is eight years older than me, played football and basketball throughout high school. He encouraged me and taught me a lot of the things I know. He gave me the background.” When Waddell was in high school, he played spoiite ‘‘jttst for something to do.’’. But; lie h has found that college sporls. - require more time. “Yo« have to put yourself into it more,” he said. Waddell doesn’t mind putting more of himself into his games. He enjoys sports and plays well. In high school, Waddell was a member of the National Honor Society. Of a graduating class of 400 students, he was in the top five per cent. Willie McLaughlin, a sophomore who went to Pine Crest High with Waddell, described him as a “high school celebrity.” He was outstanding for his high quality of academic work as well as sports, McLaughlin said. “Yet, he never was one to brag or boast about what he could do.” When he isn’t with the teams, in class, studying or sleeping, Waddell does find some time to socialize. “I go to campus parties occasionally, and friends come by my room pretty often,” he said. Although sometimes WaddeU likes hard rock music, “I like nearly all soul music,” he said. Socializing on campus is sometimes possible, but his schedule doesn’t allow him to go home often. He says that his parents do come to visit sometimes. His mother didn’t like the idea of him playing football at first because his brother got hurt while playing football at A&T. “But later she went along with the idea.” Waddell came to CaroUna on a football scholarship, planning to major in business administration, but soon he decided to change to industrial relations. “Industrial Relations is related to business administration,” Waddell explained, “but since it’s kinda general and broad, I thought that it would be more beneficial than concentrating in business,” he said. Waddell lists academic standing as one of his major reasons for coming to Carolina. He doesn’t think that it is “too difficult” but he admits that he does get behind in his studies sometimes. “Getting behind, having so much to do, make things tough,” he said. The athlete hesitantly talked about playing professional ball after graduation. “There is always the risk of injuries in sports. That will probably determine whether I go to the pros or not,” he said. But, if he doesn’t go to the pros, he is confident that Carohna’s “strong academic standing” would be beneficial in his occupational quest. If WaddeU does make it to the professional level, wiU he play football or basketball? He is not sure. He enjoys both sports a great deal. “I suspect that 1 would play football because I’m a little short to be playing forward position in basketball,” he said. Most people are not confronted with the choice that stands open to Charles WaddeU. Because of this, some consider him to be one of a unique group. Some speak of him as a celebrity. But WaddeU backs away from this classification not with emphasis but with a pleasant firmness. “I’m not a celebrity,” WaddeU said shaking his head. “I’m just a regular guy trying to get along.’ •.Jill FSU Triumphs In Tournament WiUie McLaughlin was the center of interest last week when he bowled a perfect game, i.e. 300 points, at the Carolina Union. He caught the attention of about 50 people after bowling hi^ fourth strike in a warm-up game before an intramural match. McLaughlin is a sophomore business major from Southern Pines, N.C. by Ethel Johnson Staff Writer The Central IntercoUegiate Athletic Association’s 28 th Annual Tournament was held Feb. 22-24, 1973 and it was more dynamite than ever. Greensboro Coliseum, the site of the events, was packed with enthusiastic fans. In the first round, Norfolk State was paired off with St. Augustine; J.C. Smith with Virginia; FayettevUle State with Elizabeth City State; and Virginia State with Winston-Salem State. The struggles between these teams ended with Norfolk State, J.C. Smith, Fayetteville and Winston-Salem State winners. In the semi-finals on Friday, Norfolk State upset J.C. Smith, while Fayetteville triumphed over Winston-Salem State. On Saturday night, the Consolation game was played between J.C. Smith and Winston-Salem with the latter winning. Then came the big one. Norfolk State brought plenty of school spirit with her, if nothing else. She was the favored team because she had won the title six times and consecutively for the last two years, whereas Fayetteville State had only won once. At game time, there was a fierce battle on the court. The game was tied twice; fans stomped and yeUed; and Norfolk lost her cool. The game went into overtime with FayetteviUe controUing the baU. The result: FayettevUle State won. FayettevUle State played exceUent ball that night and was a worthy champion to compete for the NCAA “small CoUeges” title. The ClAA is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, as weU as the National Association of I n t e rcollegiate Athletics and determines its champion through the annual tournament. Winston-Salem State in 1967, became the first predominantly black college to win the NCAA college Division BasketbaU title. Since then many others have won; enthusiastic fans hope this trend continues. ‘Lord, will I ever ...” ‘No nigger, never!” Southern (anonymous) ACC’s Best Player by Leonard Lee Sports Editor It is very unusual to pick up a paper from this university and read anything favorable about North Carolina State University but this article is going to make an exception. In the smaU city Raleigh, thirty miles from Chapel Hill, there rests a pretty big man. He has made the transition from freshman basketball to the Varsity team with little difficulty. He has accomplished more in one season of varsity action, than most players achieve in an entire coUege career. Without him, there is much doubt that his team would have remained undefeated through twenty-seven games. Many pro scouts have remarked that a player of his natural ability comes along maybe once or twice in twenty years. One scout went as far as to say that he might very weU be one of the ten best basketball players in the nation, in pro or coUege. Since the season began, he has made every major All-Americail team, including the Associated Press IntercoUegiate BasketbaU Team. By now, I am sure you have identified this basketball superstar as the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Player of the Year, Brother David Thompson. It is interesting to note that although Thompson has already accomplished everything that a collegiate player can, he has decided to remain at State and earn his degree. One of his reasons for continuing is that he wants to achieve the ultimate goal—the dethroning of the UCLA Bruins. Brother Dave beUeves that State can do it next year. This statement might be debatable but if David improves as much as he did this year, his goal might be accompUshed. It is encouraging to see a Brother getting what he deserves from the establishment, but it is also difficult not to look around and notice what non-superstars are getting. The American majority is always eager to jump on ‘ the bandwagon of an aspiring Brother when he turns out to be a superstar, but let that same Brother slip one time, and he wUl become just another nigger. The case of Florida State’s basketball team is a good example. Last year, they were aU saints in Florida. They were number two in the nation and had made an admirable showing against UQLA. But this year, when the team lost two early games and finally, six overall, the same Brothers turned into whipping boys. They started getting criticism from every corner of the state-too many niggers on the team. So, I say to David Thompson, “right on Brother, buf please don’t mess up.”

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