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198i by Barry Cooper
Aggies Should Win MEAC
Alcorn Gets Nod in the SWAC
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Some things never change. Over the years, North
Carolina A&T and Alcorn State have been among
the most dominant teams in black college basket
ball, and it should remain 4hat way. this season.
This year, both A&T and Alcorn should advance
to Uie NCAA Division I tournament by virtue of
winning league titles. A&T should win in the Mid
Eastern Athletic Conference, witb Alcorn handling
the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
The MEAC race should go like this:
1. North Carolina A&T
2. Florida A&M
3. South Carolina State
6. Delaware State
7. Maryland-Eastern Shore
A&T posted 19-9 record last year and made its
first visit ever to the NCAA tournament. The Ag
gies return four starters from that club, including
MEAC player of the year, Joe Binion. He averaged
19.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game last year.
FAMU (10-17) has almost a totally new club,
with nine new players joining the fold. Back is all
MEAC pick Michael Toomer, a 6-8 junior center
who averaged 12.4 points and 10.9 rebounds.
South Carolina State (10-15) continues a
rebuilding program under coach Johnny Jones. On
ly two starters return, though, meaning the founda
tion is still being set. Howard (17-11) loses four
starters from last year's team, and must prove itself
In these pictures, NCCl again. The sole returnee is Bernard Perry, a 6-5
Eaales show that thev can 8"ard. Bethune-Cookman (10-18) will be a short,
tagies snow mat mey can a Delaware (13 J3)
gun with the best of them hopes to break into " the conference's elite.
inside and outside. In the M?rtwfr0rf 2lls 3? buiIdin8'
In the SWAC, it should go like this:
top picture, Walt Hughey l, Alcorn State
(25) a 510'' guard tosses f ?tate
up one from way out late in 4. Jackson State
,h , 5. Southern
the game. Texas Southern
7. Mississippi Valley
In ttie bottom picture,
8. Prairie View
Alcorn returns four starters from last war's 22-8
David Binion, a 6'6" for- club. Need we say more? Alabama State (22-6) joins
liinrri mnvfis Inside anainst Division I after dominating Division II for the last
a St. Augustine's defender. Hornets seem ready for the big time.
Grambhng has a cagey coach in Fred Hodby
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'The Hazel B. Plummer Bowling
League scores for December 13:
Ladies' high game: 219-Anne
Reed, 201-Bernice Snipes,
Ladles' high series: 597-Anne
Reed, 549-Carolyn Parker,
Men's high game: 228-Ronald
Miller, 224-Joseph Parker,
Men's high series: 570-Joseph
Parker, 567-Ronald Miller,
Others: 525-Bernice Snipes,
515-Flo Roberson, 212 George
Thorne, 212-Bernell Jones,
2030ulnton Parker, 201-Bill
McDonald, 200-Jlmmy L. Harr-
Y; naion. wo-james a. namnmon.
tlfl , 535-Jlmmy L. Harrington,
531-Quinton Parker, 525-waliace
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516-Howard Fitts, 507-Jim Dyer,
High Team Game: 843-Rovers.
High Team Series:
Four Game Winners: Pacers.
Split Conversions: 4-6, Lillian
(326-219) and seems rtady to better last year's 12-17
record. Back are three starters including the coach's
son, William, a senior guard.
Jackson State (19-9) and Southern (7-18) return
just two starters each, and flem to be aiming for
rebuilding seasons. Southenf has a new coach in
Texas Southern (21-8) could be the surprise of the
league, especially since four starters return. The
best of the returnees is Harry "Machine Gun" Kel
ly, who averaged 29.7 points and 1 1 .6 rebounds last
Mississippi Valley (5-20) and Prairie View (2-23)
will fight to stay out of the SWAC cellar. 1
Q. Can you tell me how much schools fike Penn State
and Notre Dame get for playing the Orange Bowl? And
why don't teams like Grambling ever get a chance to ptay
in the big bowls? Venetta Robinson, Houston -
A. The New Year's Day bowls, such as the
Orange, Sugar and Rose, pay more than a million
dollars each to the two participating teams. The
bowls are able to do this because of the packed
stadiums and the television revenues that the bowls
receive. With so much on the line attendance,
television ratings and the like only the biggest
schools get to play in the New Year's Day bowls.
Also, the bowls are most often limited tq schools in
the larger Division I-A. Grambling and all the other
black college teams are in Division I-AA or lower.
Their best bet is to try to qualify for the Division
I-AA playoffs and national championship.
Q. Are there any NBA teams in danger of going
bankrupt? Robert James, Ann Arbor, Michigan
A. Only the owners know for sure, but certainly
there are many teams in the NBA that are losing
money. Lots of it. For example, the San Diego Clip
pers have become the laughingstock of major pro
sports. because of the team's pitiful financial status.
Indiana and Denver are also said to be in dire trou
ble, along with Cleveland and a few other teams.
Basically, these teams will be able to stay in
business, but won't, be able to afford to bid for the
big-name players which are needed to build winning
Q. Can you tell me how much time Rudy Hubbard has
left on his contract at Florida A&M? Will he be back next
year? Name withheld by request, Jacksonville, Fla.
A. Hubbard, the Rattlers' football coach, reported
ly has one year left on a contract that pays $42,000
per year. He will be back next year, according to
FAMU president, Dr. Walter Smith. Hubbard has
been under alumni pressure this year after four
straight sub-par years. -'
(Got 'a sports question? Just write '"Alc Barry,"
P.O. Box 486, Tallahassee, Fla. 32302. Questions
will be answered in this space).
Last Shift Bowling Scores
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The Last Shift Bowling League
scores for December 9:
Ladies' High Game: 221 -Flo
Roberson, 209-Josephine Wade,
Ladles' High Series: 574-Flo
Roberson, 537-Josephine Wade,
516-Betty Jones, 512-Bernice
Snipes, 506-Elsie Weaver.
Men's High Game: 224-Bo Bo
Perry, 224-Robert Odom,
Men's'HIgh Series: 607-Robert
Odom, 554-Doug Yarborough,
549-Bo Bo Perry, 509-Alex
High Team Game: 842-Plaza,
829-Harp's. 823-Super Stuff,
819-Late Comers, 807-Bad
Habits, 806-Claudine's Gang.
High Team Series: 2435-Super
Stuff, 2366-Plaza, 2361 -Bad
Habits, . 2330-Nothing Fancy.
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