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By Robert Eller
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mayue we maae oenevers or tne people in
Winston-Salem today," said a jubilant Bill Hayes.
"Here, I've got something for you reporters," smirked
defensive coordinator Charlie Griffin. And while the
Ram players did very little talking after exiting the
dressing room at Bowman Gray Stadium Saturday
afternoon, the point was clear.
WSSU had just shutout California-Poly 17-0 in the first
round of the NCAA division II_ playoffs, and the
newspaper clipping Griffin had shoved into this writers
pocked summed up the feelings of the Ram players and
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you were out on the street and began talking about
the conference which has the top three teams in the
nation in il according to preseason polls the odds are 10-1
that everybody around you would figure you meatit the
AGC. That's just the way it is around here.
And if you mentioned that one of the keys to the
Washington Bullets NBA championship came from that
conference, and you asked the average person, in
~ Winston Saiemr white"or black~ most would think of
Mitch Kupcheck rather than Bob Dandridge.
?But^while^the ACC gets the, TV coverage and the big
write-ups in most local papers, the conference has never
produced the nations top three preseason teams.
In fact it had never happened before until this season
when Hampton, WSSU, and Norfolk State, all members
of the CIAA, were picked as the top three small college
basketball teams in America, white or black.
The odds are also 10-1 that this season's Wake Foresthome
game against Duke will be a sellout while only
about half that many people will show up to watch the
Rams battle Norfolk State on January 6.
The same thing holds true in football. Wake Forest
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played, a home game before less than 10,000 people.
Meanwhile, WSSU played before less than 10,000 on
Saturday in an NCAA playoff gameT^
WSSU got almost no support from the white community
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1 Raymond Jones goes to the basket against Llvington In
the Thanksgiving Classic. Jones has to flD the forward
spot vacated by Carlos Terry.
n Rams Fa<
s Cal-Polv ? ...
The clipping was a copy of the Winston-Salem
Sentinel's picks to win Saturday's game. A majority of
the sportswriters who have covered theRams all season.
"The players were embarrassed when they saw us in
the paper. They felt bad that our local people didn't have
faith in us. We are ranked number one in the country,
and Cal-Poly is ranked eighth and they pick us to lose.
That not only hurt the players, but it hurt me",
In the opening moments of the game it looked as if the,
newspapers' pick would be right. Chris Kirkpatrick
fumbled the game's opening kickoff and Cal-Poly
recovered on the Ram 27. Six plays later the Mustangs
had a first and a goal at the Ram 6 but Winfred Mack
pounced on a Louis Jackson fumble and the Rams hopes
were alive. See Paae 10
Defenders of the&victorious Boy's Gab runner In act
team surround a Patterson Avenue Y McLendon Be
Boys Club ^
By Robert Eller turned into a defensive
Sports Editor struggle with neither team
able to muster much of-~
In a battle" of defenses fense.
Friday, November 24, the In the 11-12 year old game
Red Shields Boys Club the Richmond YMCA bestscored
on a 40-yard pass in ed the Patterson Y 6-0 in
the games final three min- another game dominated
utes to win the bragging by the defenses. The
rights in East Winston over game's only score came on
the Patterson Avenue YM a 45 yard run late in the
The game between the The games marked the
two 9-10 year-old squads third year of the L.D.
Rams Feast on V
By Robert Eller coach, sitting comfortably
Sports Editor on the bleachers of the new
C.E. Gaines complex.
"Bighouse" Gaines was "we are deeper than last
wearing a big grin Saturday Year at this ooint.
night at the end of the I'm happy with
Thanksgiving Classic bas- the play of our young kids,
ketball tournament. And Tyrone Grandberry and
why not? The legendary Ricky Wright will be two
coach had just begun his fine guards, and Paul Wil33rd
year as the Rams head liams looked good. Raycoach
in unparalleled fash- mond Jones was real strong
ion by watching his team on the boards, so what can I
score 220 points in their say? At this stage of the
first two games, while al- game I'll just smile."
lowing only 129. Gaines had little reason to
He had emptied his bench do anything else but smile
early on both nights and throughout the two nights,
watched triumphantly as On Friday night his Rams
his substitutes scored and embarrassed the University
rebounded with ease ag- of the District of Columbia
ainst the opposition^ 108-63, building a 47-22
And for once the big man halftime lead and putting
didn't try to hide his pleas- on a run and gun show in
ure as he spoke to reporters the second half. The Rams
following Saturday nights out-rebounded UDC 73-39,
110-66 trouncing of Living- and held their opponents to
stone. a 28 per cent shooting mark
"I'm really tickled with from the field.
the kids," commented the Reggie Gaines led all s^or
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Sports Editor Hens are V-3 an the season*?
and topped Jacksonville
Bill Hayes will take his State 42-27 last Saturday to
unbeaten number one rank- earn the right to face the
ed WSSU Rams to Dela- Rams. The Hen's only
ware this Saturday after- three losses this season,
noon to play the Blue Hens ~ame at the hands of diviof
Delaware in the second sjon opponents and they
-rpund^fthe NCAA division are making "their fourth"
11 playoffs. " appearance in the six years
The game will be regional- Gf division 11 playoffs, and
ly televised by ABC with pGst seasGn appearWGHP-TV
of High Point anCe overall.
carrrying the game in this ^ Harold^ Tubby"
area* Raymond has a 104-36-2
record in his years the
^as_ Pro^uce^~ over 450?
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Hon daring the first innoal jBTS Wt? ^WBBP
McClendon Bowl and Richard
Glover of the Patterson
Avenue Y was pleased with the
turnout. "The support
we -received from the community
was good, and the
turnout was excellent. We
are planning to make the
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ers with 30 points and also LY|BCHpi|flH
had 15 rebounds. Twenty I^BlMHjK
of the points and 14 of the t^HgpiNflM I
rebounds came in the first p^KHM|HA)j^
half as Gaines went to the [^HMh
bench early and often. The
Rams jumped off to a 4-0
lead and UDC stayed close
for the first 10 minutes, I^^HN
trailing only 18-14 at the 11
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outscored UDC 29-6T
through the remainder of ^ ^
the half and the fans were ^Km C A fX
kept interested in the final 4m "T (j
20 minutes only by the play # with
of the reserves and the V j_anticipation
of seeing their B|
teams reach the 100 point JM |[
mark. Two free throws by VI
Wright, who scored 16 |
points, put the Rams at the k j
century mark with 1: 58 JJI
Following Gaines and yW
Wright scoring were
Grandberry with 15 points, / jllrlW 1'#\hM|^W 1
and Williams and Mike
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anger to Playoffs
yards and 33 points per However, in Saturday's
outing. .The Hens run from game Tim .Ciccone gained
the Wing-T offense and are 125 yards , and Gary
led by 6-3 210 pound senior Gumbs netted 153. Gumbs
quarterback jeff Komlo. has great speed and can
Komlo has passed for more turn the corner.
than 2,200 yards and 17 The Hen's defense has
touchdowns this season produced four shutouts this
while hitting on 57 percent season, and allowed a total
of his passes. _ -of 174 points in 12 games. ^
The Hens' runningbacks They play a 4-3 and the ~
are small, but their offen- fronf~four averages better ~~
sive line averages nearly than 230 pounds per man.
puunus per man. 1 ncy Deleware, like Cal-roly
have rushed for 2,945 yards has more^ than 15,000 stuthis
season. dents, and as Hayes points
Six foot, 190-pound Ivory out^'They're our equivaSully
is the leading ground tent to Chapel Hill. ItV
gainer with 631 yards. Page It :
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