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The Deify Tar Het
Wednesday. March 10. 1971
by Mark Whicker
Asst. Sports Editor
Fifteen dollars, or even ten, sounded
like ridiculous price to pay for watching a
boxing match on theatre TV in Raleigh's
Reynolds Coliseum Monday night.
As it turned out, a dollar a round
seemed awfully cheap.
Six thousand showed up for
Ali-Frazier, one of the classic spectacles
in boxing history, and stayed riveted to
their seats until the final decision -"the
greatest" had finally been beaten.
The grace and skill of Ali met the
heroic courage of Frazier for 14 rocking
rounds, and some of the Raleigh crowd
were wondering how the judges could
possibly score the outcome.
They wondered no longer as Frazier
pulled a left hook from "back in the
country," as he said later, and floored
Muhammed in the 1 5 th, winning a
The fight was a microcosm of how
Frazier 'has lived-he fell ? behind- at the-'
outset and took everything Ali's nimble
hands could throw at him, but kept
coming and kept coming and eventually
bft his man worn and beaten.
Muhammed could not get away from
the relentless Frazier charge, settling for
clinches time and again, but distressingly
finding the ropes closing in on his back.
His combinations lost their crispness
and his legs yielded every bit of bounce.
His shots bothered Frazier as much as a
matador's left hook might slow up a bull.
Desperate, and trying to unnerve his
opponent in some way, Ali used his
superior reach to play "patty-cake" with
But after about five or six of those
patty-cakes, Frazier's awesome left would
break through Muhammad's gloves and
find the former champ's head and body.
Joe was woozy once he caught a
couple of good ones in the ninth and
appeared staggered but came to jolt
Muhammad in the 11th and dominated
the rest of the fight.
At times Frazier resembled the old Ali
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before exile, with bobbing and weaving
that made his opponent miss.
It was a battle that Ali might want to
forget, but he contributed as much to the
drama as Frazier did. Ali jabbed, crossed,
and kept on punishing, but when Joe
started to reply the Louisville Lip
couldn't get out of the way.
Muhammad didn't crawl across the
ring and holler, "Joe, you are the
greatest," as he predicted.
He indicated to Burt Lancaster that he
thought the decision should have gone
the other way. Bundini Brown, a regular
in Muhammad's corner, said that Ali may
have suffered a broken jaw from . the
Although no one knoes what Ali will
do next, it should not be forgotten what
the man has done so far.
His spiel and his showmanship
revitalized a dying sport, and just as
boxing reached stagnation again he came
out of retirement to produce perhaps its
greatest moment yet. ; a r ,
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made him a folk hero to many, and yet
he endured the wrath of millions; he was
probably the most vilified sports hero in
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by Chris Cobbs
Only four voters failed to list
Carolina's Dennis Wuycik as a first team
selection on this year's All-Atlantic Coast
Conference team announced Tuesday.
And Tar Heel sophomore George Karl
received more mention than three second
It came as a surprise to many
observers, however, that this pair of UNC
stars were the only members of the team
honored by the ACC Sports Writers
Bill Chamberlain, Wuycik's 6-5 partner
in the frontcourt, was left off the squad
although he has averaged 13.7 points and
seven rebounds a game, both figures
ranking second on the team.
Chamberlain was left off the all star
team to make room for N.C. State's Ed
Leftwich and Maryland's Jim O'Brien.
Leftwich has left school and will not
participate in this week's ACC
tournament while O'Brien has been an
inconsistent although high scoring
performer for the Terps.
Tar Heel center Lee Dedmon, top
rebounder for Dean Smith's Tar Heels,
and hustling guard Steve Previs received
praise from their coach if not from the
"I'm very happy that Denny and
He dominated the 60's just as much as
Arnold Palmer or Bill Russell or any of
those who received the awards. Yet when
he came out for the 70's, there was
Joe Frazier will hear the taunts about
what might have happened had he fought
Ali in his prime, and he won't listen.
What he did hear were the blended
voices of Ali and Brown at the weigh-in
Monday afternoon, yelling "Rumble,
young man, rumble!"
And Frazier was the one who rumbled.
The 14th annual Grail-Mural Sports
Jamboree will be held Thursday, March
1 1 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
The Grail Mural represents an attempt
to stimulate interaction between
fraternity and residence hall students, as
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George have been recognized for their
fine play this season," said Smith.
"But at the same time I'm extremely
disappointed that other members of our
regular season ACC champions did not
get such recognition.
"Chamberlain, Dedmon and Previs
have all meant so much to our
success -and we couldn't have won
Smith also said that "I do respect the
newsmen and they certainly have the
right to vote as they see fit. Ill say this,
Carolina's season-ending loss to Duke
did not seriously, affect the team's
standing in the weekly press polls.
The Tar Heels, winding up a
challenging schedule with a 20-5 record,
were ranked 13th in the Associated Press
poll and 14th in that of the United Press
Carolina, of course, copped the regular
season Atlantic Coast Conference
championship with an 11-3 mark and
meets Clemson in the first round of the
league's annual tournament at 1:30 in
UCLA meanwhile held on by an
eyelash as the nation's top ranked squad.
Only two points separated the
top-rated Bruins, who had 608, and
Marquette, with 606 in the AP poll.
UCLA with 341 points and Marquette
with 301 were also one-two in UPI.
The Bruins beat Washington 71-69,
California 103-69 and Stanford 107-72 to
bring their record to 24-1 .
, The Warriors stopped Creighton 66-61,
Bowling Green 98-74 and Xavier 70-58 to
finish with a regular season record of
The rest of the AP top ten remained
almost the same as last week. Perm moved
1. UCLA (26) (24-1) 341
2. Marquette (6) (27-0) 301
3. Southern Cal (2) (24-1) 282
4. Pennsylvania (26-0) 221
5. Kansas (1) (23-1) 219
6. Jacksonville (22-3) 120
7. South Carolina (204) 113
8. Western Kentucky (20-5) 72
9. Kentucky (22-4) 66
10. Fordham (23-2) - - 9;
11. Ohio State (18-5) " 40"
1 2. Duquesne (21-3) 21
13. Brigham Young (18-9) 17
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they certainly took a step in the right
direction by picking Karl on the second
"The trend in the past has been to
vote for high scorers and George has not
been a particularly high scorer for us.
Wuycik, Ambridge, Pa. junior, paced
the Tar Heels in scoring with a 19.S
average. He was accorded 23 S of a
possible 242 votes by the sports writers.
Karl, garnering 1 20 votes, trailed
Virginia's Barry Parkhill, who had 125,
among second team selections. Karl
up from fifth to fourth and Kansas
dropped one place to fifth in the only
Southern California remained a distant
third with 510 points. Perm had 448 and
Kansas, which got the only other first
place vote, had 410 points.
Rounding out the top ten were South
Carolina, Western Kentucky, Kentucky,
Jacksonville and Fordham.
Bto season showing
by Howie Carr
For the past two years Carolina
breaststroker Rich Williams has turned in
his best performances of the season in the
Eastern Intercollegiate swimming
championships, and he hopes to keep his
streak alive this weekend as the Tar Heel
swimming team journeys to Philadelphia
to compete in the Easterns.
Williams explains his outstanding
showings in the annual post-season even
to the long "taper" that the team gets
between the end of the regular season and
the ACC championships, and the shorter
one between the ACC's and the Easterns.
"A taper is when you do more
quality swimming than 'quantity,"
Williams explains. "Instead of just doing a
lot of long distances at a slow pace, the
swimmer speeds up for a shorter distance,
and then takes a longer rest.
"Counting the period before the
ACC's, we've been tapering for about two
and a half weeks now," says Williams.
. So far it's been a great season for
Williams personally. In the ACC's' he
turned in 2 : 1 6 A time 4n the,. 200-yaf d
breaststroke to break the school record
he set in 1968, and he tied the school
mark set by ex-Tar Heel great Rick
Forum in the 100-yard breaststroke
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averaged 12.3 points a pr.e as Orolir-i
compiled a 20-5 regular season mark.
Wake Forest's Charlie Davis and South
Carolina's John Roche won first team
spots for the third straight year. Davis
was the only unanimous pick.
Also named to the first team were
Duke's Randy Denton and VSCs Tom
Owens, both of whom stand 6-10 and
one-two in the league in rebounding.
Second team picks, in order of
selection, were Parkhill, Karl, Virginia s
Bill Gerry, Leftwich and O'Brien.
Duquesne topped the second ten with
151 points followed by Ohio State,
Carolina, Notre Dame and Tennessee.
Duke, which claimed the No. 19 spot,
gave the ACC three teams among the AP
Dcke and Miami replaced top 20
dropouts Indiana and LaSalie.
Utah State made the biggest jump,
moving up four spots to No. 16.
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In addition to more success, the senior
political science major from Washington,
D.C., has also had more responsibility this
season as co-captain, along with diver
"The coaches here give the captains
most of the responsibility for getting
people up for their events," explains
"Rich has been a real leader to the
other kids," says assistant coach Dave
Coffman. "He's working to show the
other kids and it's helping him."
Despite the help Williams has given the
younger team members this year, it won't
help UNCs showing in Philadelphia as
freshmen are not allowed to compete at
Most of the Tar Heel swimming load
will be carried by seniors, none of whom
have more experience than Williams, who
finished fourth in the 400-yard individual
medley in 1969. He climbed one notch in
the 200-yard Eastern breaststroke
championships from 1969 to 1970, going
from eleventh to tenth place. Williams has
also been a member of 400-yard medley
relays that have finished third and eighths.
..Williams says-tbat his personal goal at-
the tournament will be to "Make the'
NCAA's and set some new school
records." Williams went to the NCAA's in
both his freshman and sophomore years
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