If llff'POCJF: BY RAY JENKINS Why Vorcn't Thoy g tloninotod? & iSTBa&'Oo Top.-fc3t.OECJ North Carolina A & T won Howard defeated N. C. three conference games last Central Friday night, 74-68 week including a victory over ' before dropping its decision to By Ray Jenkins When I take a look at the nominations for the Lewis Teague Award for the most outstanding North Carolina amateur athlete, there are two questions which come to my mind right off: by what criteria and to which clique must one belong in order to be nominated for the award?As I looked over the list of nominees, I noticed that there were two names that should have been there but weren t -Ronnie Ray and Charles Foster, two world class runners out of North Carolina Central University. What I did see was that not a single nominee had comparable athletic credentials with the athletic credentials those of Ronnie Ray and only one came up to par with Foster for the 1975 sports year. Let's take a look at the roster. Of the ten nominees, five are from Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) schools -Dave Buckley, Jay Haas, Dan Harringan, Mitch Kupchak, and Tony Waldfop. Two more either live or attend school in the Charlotte area where the awards are held each year. They are Johnny Ray Miller, a student at Livingston College of Salisbury, and Bernard Taylor of Charlotte. The remaining three, two are from Ashville, Mary Montgomery and Margaret Boyd and one from Raeford, Kathy McMillan. The only ones who were from the northern part of the state were all from ACC schools. (p.s.: to many that is the only important conference in the state; forget about MEAC, CIAA and any other smconferences) Incidently, not one of the ten ranked number one in the world nor has any one of them a world record to their credit. Ronnie Ray accomplished both these feats in 1975. He was a member of the world record shattering one mile relay during the USA-West German-Pan African meet held in Durham last summer and in winning the Pan American games in Mexico City, he produced the fastest . time in the world for 175 and the fourth fastest ever in the 400 meters. Only one of the ten candidates ranked as high as second in the world, swimmer, Dan Harrigan. Charles Foster ranks second in the world for the high hurdles. In 1974, he was ranked number one, yet he was not nominated last year either. 1 do not want, in any way, to undermine the accomplishments of any of the ten nominees, for they must all be commended for their feats. By the same token I cannot stand idly by while the closed minded North Carolina Amateur Athletic Union undermines the accomplishments of these two athletes or any others deserving of the honor. so why weren't Ronnie Ray and Charles Foster nominated for the prestigious Teague Award? There are several guesses that I could make, however, I am not one to expound upon wild hunches. So won t someone please answer my question. The last veteran of the Indian Wars died in 1973, according to records of the Veterans Administration. previously; league-leading Morgan State to jump back into first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) basketball standings. The Aggies defeated North ' Carolina Central last Tuesday,, 82-70, held on for a 77-74 win over Morgan State Friday night and outlasted Howard, 75-70 Saturday night. The three wins Eive the ARRies an n-i conference slate and overall mark. AiT Saturday, Earlier in the week the Bison defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore, 99-83. Howard stand 5-5 in the conference play and 8-14 overall. In addition to losing its only league outing last week, Delaware State divided a pair ofgames against n on -conference teams. The Hornets nipped Lincoln Wednesday night, 88-87 after a 17-3 losing io loppin oiaic iasi Monday by the score of 78-62, Coach Warren Reynolds' The Hornets are 3-8 in cagers are at least assured of a conference play and 5-16 tie for the regular season, overall, honors in the MEAC. Morgan N. C. Central suffered three State now has an 8-1 league conference losses last week, mark with three games to play The Eagles lost to A & T in conference play this weel. Tuesday, Howard Friday night, Overall the Bears are 174. and Morgan State Saturday The team finishing first in night. The Eagles are 2-10 in the final regular season MEAC play and 5-18 overall, standings will receive a first Maryland-Eastern Shore round in the 5th annual MEAC dropped a pair of league games Basketball Tournament which last week losing to Howard last will be played February 26-28 Tuesday and S. C. State at the spacious Greensboro Saturday ngiht. The Hawks fell Coliseum. In case of tie for to 1-9 league play and 2-18 first place between Morgan and against all ooponents. A &T, a flip of the coin will be Five family games will necessary to determine who highlight an 11-game care in receives top seeding in the the final week of the regular tournament. season in the MEAC. Morgan After dropping the close State will be involved in three decision to A&T Friday night, f a mily tests while Morgan State romped to a Maryland-Eastern Shore, S. C. 113-78 win over N. C. Central State and Howard will play in Saturday night. two. South Carolina State Morgan State plays host to strengthened its position in Howard Tuesday, South third place with a paid of Carolina State Thursday before league wins over the weekend, going to Maryland-Eastern The Bulldogs defeated Shore Thursday and journeys Delaware State, 66-58 Friday to Richmond, Va. Saturday to night and nipped meet Virginia Commonealth. Maryland-Eastern Shore, 81-79 A & T has completed its Saturday night. S. C. State now league competition but the stand 7-3 in conference play Aggies have two big and 15-6 overall. non-conference games in a tune-up for the MEAC Tournament. The Aggies (day host to Western Carolina Monday night and travels to Fakleigh-Dicldnson Saturday night Si C. State completes it regular season with three road games this week. The Bulldogs play at Baptist Monday night, Morgan Thursday night and Howard Saturday night. The two games against Morgan and S. C; State are the two games on the Howard schedule this week. N. C. Central plays two CIAA opponents this week. The Eagles meet Winston-Salem at home Wednesday night and travel to Charlotte Saturday to meet Johnson C. Smith. Livingstone Bovs toW-S Rams 90-76 WINSTON-SALEM -Livingstone's Bears lost a basketball game but found a new scoring star here Tuesday night. The Bears suffered a 90-76 setback at the hands of Winston-Salem State in the CIAA race. At the same time, Barry Brown, a 6-5 freshman of Charlotte, took scoring honors with 31 points. The Livingstone sharp-shooter collected 15 field goals and one free throw. Tommy Johnson was next at scoring for the Bears with 22. Three Winston-Salem players reached the 20s. Tom Paulin was high with 22. Carlos Terry followed with 21, and Mike Garrett had 20. Livingstone, now 5-15, fell behind by 44-30 at half time but played the Rams on even terms for the rest of the game, fcach team had 46 points in the last half. . 4 V -A-Jf 4 M .li A LOOKING UP - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Alleles Lakers, awry leadw m the Seagram's Seven Crowns of Sports computer basketball competition, gets handshake and Seven Crown's "Oscar from Seagram's vice-president Mel Elliot prior to game at L. A. Forum. Morgan's Eric Evans Gains -Bowfcg Hew MEAC Honors 4th Week Eric Evans of Morgan State Tuesday was named Player of the Week in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) by the Sports Information Directors in the conference for the second straight week and the fourth time this season . Evans, a 6-9 sophomore from Clinton, N. C, scored 58 points and grabbed 32 rebounds in two games last week. Against N. C. A & T last Friday, Evans scored 36 points and collected 14 rebounds in a 77-74 setback. However, against North Carolina Central Saturday night Evans tallied 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in a 113-78 victory. Other players nominated for the weekly honor were Donald Aaron of Maryland-Eastern Shore, James Rogers of Delaware State, Ronnie Henderson of South Carolina State, John Mullen of Howard and Sinclair Colbert, Ron Johnson and James Sparrow of A&T. WARNER BROS. RECORDS, ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR FIVE N.A.A.C P. AWARDS Warner Bros. Records and several of its artists have been nominated for awards in five separate categories of the N.A.A.CP.'s Image Awards presentation. In addition to being nominated Record Company of the Year, Warners was distinguished by the nomination of Tom Draper, vice president and director of black music marketing, as Executive of the Year. "' The Hazel B. Plummer League of the Durham and Orange County Bowling Association announces the following High Series and High Game scores in the Women's and Men's Division. Leading in High 'Game scoring in the Women's Division was Nancy Rowland with 203; Georgetta Parker, 188 and Nancy Pinckney with 181. High Series: Nancy Rowland, 531; Walterene Parrish, 510 and Nancy Pinckney, 506. Leading in High Game scoring in the Men's Division was Jerome Rothenbcrg with 207; Norman Johnson, 198 and Joseph Parker, 189. High Series: Doss Massenburg, 541 ; Jerome Rothenburg: 534 and Augustus Thompson, 529. 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