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By HERMAN MATOEWS
The National Basketball Association's regular season is almost
at the halfway point. Only recently have I noticed the new theme
song, tune, or whatever, that is being used in conjunction with its
no A) televised games.
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Defending champion North State Saturday night in
Carolina A&T and Morgan State Greensboro, at . the Coliseum,
are the leaders in the Mid
Eastern Athletic Conference
(MEAC) basketball race as the
members of the . seven-team
conference head into the final
four weeks of their schedules
and seedings in the upcoming
Sth annual MEAC Basketball
Tournament which will be held
February 26,27 arid 28th in the
91-79. Overall, the Aggies, are
11-2 having lost to arch-rival
Winston-Salem State Friday
night, 62-59.
Morgan State has a clean
conference slate at 3-0. The
Bears romped to a 74-50 win
over Delaware State Thursday
night to run their record to 1 2-3
a pair of road games last week
losing to Mercer, 80-78 in an
overtime Monday night in
Macon,; Ga.. and dropping a
91-79 conference setback to
A&T Saturday night The
Bulldogs are 1-2 against MEAC
teams and 9-4 overall.
North Carolina Central did
not play a conference game last
week but the Eagles divided a
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know, or have facts of what is going on puts me at a real AT won the 1974-75 )ead and dropped an g3.79
disadvantaged when conversing with hardcourt hardhats. visitation title and went on to decjsion t0 unbeaten Virginia
I must cram. So, allow me to prepare and share my homework meet Mor8an State in the finals State
right now, which is as follows: 01 inc m annual MtAC
1. There are about 213 players employed by 18 NBA teams. Tournament held in Baltimore a
Approximately 140 of those players are tall, tan, and certainly vear a8 with the Aggies coming
terrific. (Note: For EEO purposes, non-black players will out victorious.
hereinafter be referred to as "minorities' , or "minority" when According to the MEAC
singular, since there are more Black players in the NBA than of conference standings following
any other races, creeds, or colors combined.) games of January 24th, the two
2. At last count, 17 of the 18 NBA teams had more Black tea may be headed for a
players on their rosters than minorities. Philadelphia suits up 5 repeat performance in the
Black players and 7 minorities. tournament this year. But before
3. Pertaining to individual statistics, Buffalo's Bob McAdoo is the tournament A&T and
the scoring average leader at 31.5 points per game; Kareem Morgan must meet each other
Abdul-Jabbar of Los Angeles leads in rebounding average (18.5) twice during the regular season.
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goal percentage at .554; Don (Slick) Watts leads Seattle and the 5.g eague start jhe cate fjity
league in steals with 3.10 per game; and Detroit's Kevin Porter is quinte, defeated uth Carolina
on top assists average at 10.2 per contest. Rick Barry, a minority,
leads in free throw percentage at .915.
4. A general overview of statistical categories reveal that: 9 of
the top 10 individual scoring leaders have permanent tans,
especially the top five players. While 7 of the top 10 field goal
percentage leaders are Black, it is important to note that an equal
proportion of Black players are identified as being the best at
stealing the basketball that is. The pictures of nine of the
leading ten rebounders, and seven of the top ten assist leaders
appeared along with their teammates pictures, in Ebony
Magazine's feature titled "NBA Outlook - 1975-76.
5. Looking at categories (1 2) on individual highs, such as Most
Minutes Played, Most Points-Game, Mosts Assists-Game, and etc.,
only Pete Maravich of New Orleans breaks the color line with
Most Free Throws-Game, 23.
6. Only four teams (of 18) had minority scoring leaders, and
only one of those teams (Barry, Golden State) are playing better
than .500 ball.
7. Boston, Washington, Milwaukee, and Golden State lead
their respective divisions. Of the total 48 players on their playing
rosters, 30 arc Black men.
Well, as of now I have a little facts to help me warm up for the
professional roundball season. The NBA is really a big business,
and is run as such. Just as other businesses, who apply good
business practices and political perception, the NBA hires people
who can do the job, and adheres to EEO guidelines. Special Note:
in the NBA, the "majority' rules!
Howard made the biggest
jump in the conference standings
with a pair of family wins last
week. The Bison moved up from
last place to the number three
spot in conference competition
with and 85-65 win over ITMES
and a 64-60 win over Delaware
State. Howard now stands 2-2 in
league play and 5-9 overall.
The two losses suffered by
Delaware State to Morgan and
Howard dropped the Hornets to
24 in MEAC play and 3-10
overall.
South Carolina State dropped
The Eagles held on to an 80-71
win over Shaw at home
Wednesday night but dropped to
a 93-83 decision to St.
Augustine' s in Raleigh Saturday
night. JJhe Eagles are now 1-3 in
conference play and 3-10
overall.
Maryland-Eastern Shore
dropped a pair of defeats last
week. The Hawks suffered their
fourth conference loss
Wedneday night at home against
Howard. The Bison walked away
with an 85-65 victory over the
Hawks Saturday afternoon.
Maryland-Eastern Shore now
stands 1-4 in league play and
2-13 against all opposition.
Seven conference games will
highlight a 10-game card in the
MEAC this week. North Carolina
Central will be the busiest team
in the league this week with four
games on tap including three
league games. The Eagles played
S. C. State Monday night, and
will be playing three straight
road games. Tuesday NCCU
travels to Gardner-Webb and hits
the road for weekend games
against Maryland- Eastern Shore
Friday night and Delaware State
Saturday.
S. C. State has three league
games on tap this week. After
meeting North Carolina Central,
the Bulldogs will play host to
Howard Friday night and
Morgan State Saturday night.
Delaware State plays at
Coppin State Tuesday before
rolling out the welcome mats for
'A&T Friday and N. C. Central
Saturday night.
Howard journeys to Lincoln
University Wednesday and then
do battle with S. C. State in
Orangeburg, S. C, Friday.
A&T plays Delaware State
Friday night and
Maryland-Eastern Shore
Saturday night on the road.
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Grambling Heads Number Of Players
On All-America Football Team
NCCU Eagles Lose To So.
Carolina State Bulldogs
by Kenneth Edmonds
Times Staff Writer
Nlprth' Carolina Central
University dropped a close one'
Monday night against South
Carolina State 72-71.
After a slow and uneventful
first half that ended with SCS
leading 34-30 both teams
emerged from the dressing
rooms ready to play.
NCCU rallied with 15
minutes'left as Robert McClellan
hit three straight jumpers to tie
the game at 42. But SCS got a
shot in the arm behind the
scoring of Harry Nickens and
Steve Singletary
The scoring see-sawed back
and forth until John Harrell hit a
jumper with five minutes left in
the game. Central led 59-57.
SCS continued to fight back
until with 10 seconds left and
Central ahead 71-70, Willis
Brown got a lay-up on a broken
play ending the scoring at 72-71
SCS.
GRAMBLING - Here's
one for the trivia buffs:.
What is the most
amount of All-Ameria
players ever selected from
a single college football
team?
Nine may be the
answer.
Grambling State
University may be the
school.
Nine members of the
1975 Grambling football
team have been selected to
one All-America team or
another.
The nine Tiger gridder
who earned All-America
recognition this past
season are: defenisve
halfback James Hunter;
middle linebacker Robert
Penny well; tight end Ron
of the group, being named
to a combined total of 15
All-America units. In
addition, Hunter and
White were selected to
play in the annual Senior
Bowl and East-WestShrine
football games.
The two were also
selected offensive and
defensive players of the
year by Jet Magazine, the
Mutual Black Network and
the National Black
Network.
Hunter also earned
All-America honors during
the 1974 season.
The G-Men were named
to the f ollowing
All-America teams :
Hunter: The Sporting
News, Associated Press,
Newspaper Enterprise
John HarreU's desperation
pass to Floyd Monroe was long
and that was Central's last
chance at winning.
SCS was led by Harry
Nickens with 20, Willie Brown
with 15 and Steve Singletary
with 12. For Central it was
Robert McClellan with 16, John
Harrell with 13. Edward Roper
finished with 13 rebounds.
Mngieton; wide receivers Association, Time
Sammie White and Dwight Magazine, Mutual Black
Scales; quarterback Network, Jet Magazine,
Douglas Williams; National Black Network,
defensive end The New Courier, Kodak
Richard(Mike) St. Clair; and Universal,
punter Keith Smyre; and White: Mutual Black
offensive guard Arthur Network, Jet Magazine,
Gilliam. The New Courier, National
White and Hunter Black Network and
reaped the biggest bonanza Associated Press.
Scales: Jet
St. Augustine9 s Cagers Win
and Nationa
Network.
Magazine
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Williams: National
Black Network and The
New Courier.
Pennywell: Mutual
Black Network, Associated
Press,The New Courier,
National Black Network,
and Jet Magazine.
Smyre: National Black
Network and Jet
Magazine.
St. Clair: National
Black Network.
Gilliam: The New
Courier and National
Black Network.
Singleton: Jet
Magazine, National Black
Network and The New
Courier.
Grambling players were
named to every recognized
college division team
except the National
Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics
(NAIA),quad.
In addition to the
players Grambling coach
Eddie Robinson was
named 'Coach of the
Year" in polls conducted
by the Mutual Black
Network, Jet Magazine,
the National Black
Networkd and the 100 Per
Cent Wrong Club of
See Grambling page 10
BOWLING
BULLETIN
The Hazel B. Plummer
League of the Durham and
Orange County Bowling
Association announces the
following scores for High
Game and High Series in
the Men's and Women's
Division.
Leading in High Game
in the Women's Division
was Nancy Rowland with
198, followed by Anne
Reed with 193 and Dee
Plummer with 188.
Leading in High Series was
Del ores Plummer with
534, followed by Nancy
Rowland with 520 and
Anne Reed with 506.
Leading in High Game
for the Men's Division was
Jimmy Harrington with
217, followed by Wallace
Royal with 204 and
Guster Lewis with 201.
Leading in High Series was
Norman Johnson with
552, followed by Jimmy
Harrington with 551 and
Wallace Royal with 549.
In other bowling news:
George Thorne, 543; Jim
Dyer, 536; Joseph Parker,
534; Doss Massenburg,
523; Mike Nieves, 520 and
Guster Lewis, 519.
RALEIGH - Melvin
Baker made only four
points but all came in an
overtime period as St.
Augustine's defeated
Livingstone's Bears, 8U-77,
in a CIAA basketball game
here Wednesday night.
St. Augustine's held a
one-point lead in the extra
period when Baker entered
the game. He hit two
quick jumpers to settle the
issue.
Livingstone tied the
regulation game at 69-69
on a three-point play by
George Washington, with
about 15 seconds left in
the contest.
St. Augustine's missed
and Livingstone grabbed
the rebound. Tommy
Johnson was fouled with
five seconds left. He
missed the front end of a
one-on-one, which
probably would have won
the game.
Johnson topped the
Livingstone attack with 27
points. Reginald McDougal
followed with 14, and
Melvin Boone followed
with 13. James Weathers
had 11.
It was the seventh
straight loss for the Bears.
They are now 2-1 1 for the
campaign.
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COLUMBUS, OHIO - Top-seeded Arthur Ashe looks up in the
air with disgust after missing a serve by Australian Phil Dent
during their World Championship Tennis semi-final match here
Jan. 10. Ashe advanced to the finals by beating Dent 6-2, 7-5.
(UPI).
Black Athletes Back To
Black Colleges: Hayes
and back to Durham's Hillside
High where he was in line for the
head coaching position following
Russell Blunt's retirement.
Ram Athletic Director,
' Bighouse' Gaines says he likes
Hayes' philosophy and the
energy he puts into recruiting.
Hayes contends that one of the
problems in making the
transition from Wake Forest to
Winston-Salem State will be
COACH BILL HAYES
WINSTON-SALEM - A
Durham native who sees a new
trend developing in black college
athletics has been named head
football coach at Winston-Salem
State University.
Bill Hayes says that ' Black
kids are looking more and more
these days toward black schools
instead of predominantly white
schools.' The 1965 graduate of
North Carolina Central
University says "it's happening
in all sports. And 1 just heard a
report. ..that during this year's
pro sports drafts, more athletes
were drafted from black colleges
than from white collegesrThat's
got to be proof that things are
changing."
For the past three years,
Hayes was offensive coach and
recruiter lor Wake Forest
University under Coach Chuck
Mills. After leaving Durham, he
coached at Danville, then took
over the Paisley High football
team in Winston-Salem. From
there he went to North Forsythe
having to teach at least two
classes. He says coaches have a
little easier time at Wake having
to "teach about twenty minutes
a year.'
Hayes believes he would have
' the inside track on the guys
I've already recruited. But at this
late point I would have to rely
on some of my fellow coaches to
help me get the guys that
might be a step or two too slow
for their own teams."
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