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THE WAY IT LOOKS TO ME.
The best way to win an argument is to exhibit patience
and self control.
The basketball races in the Central Intercollegiate
Athletic Association have been settled. Virginia Union’s
powerful Panthers have outdistanced the teams in the
northern division for the regular season title and Shaw’s
Bears is a victory away from winning the southern division
crown. 'T' '■ f• 1 v
Winston-Salem State stands in Shaw’s path.
Both clubs have important dates with division contend
M. Shaw played Winston-Salem State in Raleigh last
fright (Wednesday) and a victory would wrap up die
tchool’s first championship in modern times. If Winston
Salem whips Shaw on Wednesday and Johnson C. Smith
here Sunday afternoon, the Rams would dethrone the
Bears for the honor.
Division champions receive first-round byes in the
conference’s tournament, which opens in the Norfolk
Scope Wednesday, February 27 and continues through
Saturday night, March 2.
Aided by the demise of St. Augustine’s, a team that was
rated as the eventual winner at the beginning of the
season, Shaw has furnished the majority of the surprises in
the conference this campaign. Prior to facing Winston
Salem State in the showdown at Raleigh Wednesday night
the Bears were 7-2 in the division and 12-5 overall.' The
Rams were only a step behind with a 6-2 division record
and a 10-9 overall mark.
The tournament, which reportedly sold all of the
available seats in early February, promises to be wrought
with excitement. With the exception of Virginia Union,
Norfolk State and Shaw, the teams appear evenly matched
and upseta should be plentiful throughout the session.
Johnson C. Smith has strung together a very poor track
record in the first 39 years of this tournament, having won
a mere 16 contests while losing 34 times. Coach Bob
Moore’s learn has experienced difficulties getting by the
ine opportunity to stick around more than one day
appears much brighter this time, however. Moore’s crew
will likely tangle with St. Pauls, a team with a slightly worse
track record in tournament appearances. The Tigers are
2-6 in thd northern division and 12-9 in all games.
ABOUT OTHER THINGS.Look for the Tampa Bay
Bandits to keep the football in the air here Saturday
afternooq. Coached by former Duke offensive coordinator
Steve Spurrier, the Bandits will dress nine forma: Blue
Devils fok the USFL exhibition contest, which begins at 1
Baltimore Stars defensive end William Fuller has given
a $50,000 endowment (o the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill’s educational foundation. “I wanted to give
something back to the university,” Fuller stated, adding
“I plan to make North Carolina my home.”
The ACC rates fourth among major conferences for
football games played against outside competition in 1984.
Caught you by surprise, didn’t it?.The Southeastern
Conference is the leader with a lofty .705 percentage. The
Pacific 10 and Southwest Conference follows in that order.
The SEC also leads the nation in teams on probation
SAD NEWS FOR THE WEEK...Rumors are that
Howard Cosell is returning to ABC Monday Night
ESPN has announced an impressive schedule of 15
baseball telecasts of college games, involving eight teams
in last year’s College World Series. Sunday’s telecast will
match Florida with Miami.
Ted Turner, who apparently is a “super” businessman,
has agreed to pay major league baseball $30 million in five
years for the “no restrictions rights” to televise Atlanta
Braves games. Ole Ted is indeed a wise one. His
Superstation WTBS earns $250,000 in advertising revenues
for each Braves telecast Turner will air 143 regular
season contests this year. That’s the way to go, Ted!
Calvin Peete will be among the honorees at the PGA
Tour’s fifth annual national awards ceremony. He will
receive the regular tour’s scoring average award. Don
January will get a similar award for his play on the
Former heavyweight champ Leon Spinks was among the
“no-shows” for his scheduled heavyweight bout in Detroit
last week. His withdrawal, he says, was due to “an
Infected tooth.” The fight was supposed to marie his return
to the rings.
- Remember Jackie Beard?.He’s the fighting Olym
pian who’s in line for a shot at the world featherweight
championship. The former national golden gloves title
holder is a political science major at Jackson State
Community College in Tennessee. He will seek a career in
law enforcement after his fighting days are over.
You can expect fewer football games on TV next fail.
Unimpressed with the low ratings of last fall, athletic
directors at the major colleges and major network
officials have gone back to the drawing boards to draft a
better scheduling format, one they hope will attract
greater interest in 1985.
Michael Jordan has become the biggest single attraction
in the NBA. The sensational rookie is solely responsible
for the increase to more than 12,000 fans at each Chicago
Bulls home game and his appearances on the road has
more than doubled the attendance.
DID YOU KNOW THAT.The Chicago Bears’ winning
shares in the first NFL championship game was a paltry
*210.34 per player. That was back in 1933, of course. The
Nan Francisco 49ers pocketed 184,000 a piece, including
V000 for whipping the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl
Elmore And Walker
Twn Towos: Wildcats Will Do Well In Toir nmpnt
By James Cathbertson
Foot Sports Writer
"Wo think that we have started
playing better together," said
Garinger standout James Elmore
recently of his team’s progress
towards the Southwestern 4A
"We are trying bard to get it all
together," he added. "We are
working on our ball control."
Central Florida University, new to
the Division I scene, is working hard
to obtain the services of Elmore who
has started at Garinger since his
sophomore year and has averaged in
double figures each of his three
Teammate Willie Walker believes
the team is progressing also.
“We are coming around slowly,
Walker said. “We hope to be ready
by the time the tournament comes
Walker is the younger brother of
Odell Walker who plays for High
When both are playing their best,
the wildcat opponents are in trouble.
For instance, Garinger beat
Winston-Salem Carver 61-50 earlier
in the season when Walker had 21
and Elmore 19.
Both threw in 19 as they beat
Participant* of the We*t Charlotte Alumni
Association’s Baby Contest await the announcement of
the winner. Babies participating Include Daran
DeJuan Goines, the winner; Olin Jake McLendon,
second place; Marcheile Maxwell, third place; VaMar
Cuiberth, fourth place; Leslie Michelle Watkins, fifth;
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and Jennifer Macldns, (not pictured) was sixth place.
Coordinators for each baby were Sallie G. Calhoun,
John Hunter, (also president of the Alumni), Ruby
Johnson, Mary Daniels, Albertya Davis and Hannah
Brown respectively. Mistress of Ceremony during the
program was Mae Orr. (Photo by Teresa Simmons)
Yadkin Surmount 72-60.
In • big win over Winston-Salem
Bishop McGuoiness Walker had 30
and Elmore 21 to win the reiUn
Both had II in a 66-67 win over
For their efforts this season, the
Charlotte Post is saluting both
players as the Charlotte Post
Players of the Week.
Elmore is averaging 15.4 points
per game and ranks among the best
in the county in that category.
He is a 6-3 178 pounder.
His high game was 21 in a loss to
He has scored over 20 three times.
Walker is averaging 14.4 points
He is a 6-4 166 pounder.
His high game was 26 in an 81-68
win over West Mecklenburg.
He has scored over 20 three times.
Both players believe that
Garinger will do well in the
tournament saying that the Wildcats
have a talented team.
Garinger’s big problem this year
was the lack of a consistent point
With Pervis Thomas averaging
13.6 and with considerable
contribution from 6-5 180 pound
center Raynard Stephens, 61 170
pound guard Steve Ardrey, 63 178
pound wing Aaron McKnight, and 62
190 center Anthony Colyer, the Cats
have the talent to play with anybody
in the county as they have shown on
“We are ready,’’ both players
admit for the final showdown in their
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