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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Horned Frog booster quits council as scandal widens orts NCAA FORT WORTH AP NCAA investigators were due to arrive in Fort Worth today to begin examinations of details surrounding the student athlete rules infractions reported by Texas Christian University last the drama of the TCU violations intensified with the resignation of a booster from the schools board of trustees and Coach Jim Wacker admitting he knew about the violations in TCU football booster Dick Lowe said in his letter of resignation from the board that former TCU football Coach Dry and two of his assistants agreed to illegal recruiting prior to the 1980 recruiting Lowe admitted he participated in breaking NCAA rules and revealed the Dry staffs involvement in a recruiting slush fund in the letter mailed to school Chancellor William Tucker on In the a copy of which Lowe distributed to area media Monday Lowe said he and a number of other alumni supplied payments to at least nine football in violation of National Collegiate Athletic Association Dont ever think that if illegal recruiting is going on that the coaches dont know about They are right in the middle of Lowe television station KXAS reported that who has said he knew of no illegal recruiting until last had been given a list of his players who had been involved in illegal recruiting activities as early as last Wacker admitted that he had been given such a list and had called in the booster who was alleged to have been making I There is no way that this is going to happen in this Has it happened and he said No Wacker told The coach said the identified only as an Arlington gave him reason to doubt the validity and character of the person who had provided the I checked with our players They said there was no way that that had Wacker In light of what has happened maybe there was some County Players of the Week SMITH MILLETT BALMOS REED Stickyfingered end push teams to triumphs ByTOMLABINSKI Staff writer It was a good Friday for the visiting teams last week as New Braunfels and Canyon both traveled home with victories and Comal County Player of the Week New Braunfels Barry Baker intercepted four passes to lead the Unicorn defense in shutting out Baker is the defensive player of the week after New Braunfels 350 win over the Some of those interceptins he made were spec said New Braunfels Coach Jim He was in position for another but one of our players tipped the ball away from or else he would have had Streety said he could not remember a Unicorn ever having four interceptions in one Canyons Todd Banks is this weeks offensive player of the the Cougars tight came up with some key catches and paved the way for the rushing attack as the Canyon downed Smithson Valley Todd made a couple of really crucial but his real strength came in his He was just out standing in his doubleteam work on the said Cougar Coach Troy Smithson Valleys Chris Gentry and Preston Janes head the honorable mention the Rangers gained 70 yards on 15 carries before leaving the game in the third quarter with a back They had a hard time stopping said Smithson Valley Coach Stan I think he would have had 100 yards in the game if he hadnt of gone He just did a heck of a Another Ranger who had a valiant effort against Canyon was defensive end The senior was the thirdleading tackier on the but Irvine said a performace like Janes does not show up in the He did a great job of chasing the quarterback and forcing him out of bounds or throwing the ball he What makes it so amazing to watch him on the game films is to see him get knocked down and then get up and pursue the ball Irvine Other honorable mention choices on offense are Canyons Cody Smith and New Braunfels Stephen Smith finished the night with 86 yards on 12 but Burch said he could easily have had more He had a couple of runs called back by penalties and one touchdown run called He had an outstanding night carrying the he Millett gained 150 yards on 14 carries and caught four passes for 42 His 51yard burst on the first play of the third quarter ignited the Unicorns to a 28point Other honorable mention performers on defense are Smithson Valleys Scott Balmos and Canyons Bobby Balmos led the Rangers with 12 tackles from his safety including a few touchdownsaving Reed was in on 13 tackles in the Cougars shutout of Smithson He was probably the leader of our defensive Burch USC slides after loss By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Auburn and both idle over the remained 12 in the Associated Press college football poll today while Southern California skidded from third to 18th after being upset by In South Carolina and last weeks 15 and 20 fell out of the Top Twenty after suffering crushing defeats while Air Force and Virginia made the rankings for the first time this received 26 of 57 first place votes and of a possible points from a nationwide panel of sports writers and The Tigers visit Tennessee on which will become the last majorcollege team to play a game when the Sooners visit Min nesota on Saturday received 21 firstplace votes and Last with all 60 voters they were tied 2323 in firstplace ballots while Auburn led in points Top 20 By The Associated Press The Top Twenty teams in the Associated Press college football with firstplace votes in season total points based on 20191817 1615141312 1110987 6543 21 and last weeks ranking Record Pts Pvs 1 1 2 4 State 877 6 807 7 Methodist 00 787 5 095 8 681 9 624 10 515 14 503 11 475 19 467 12 443 13 413 16 404 18 351 17 328 3 109 73 With Southern Cal losing to Baylor Iowa moved up from fourth place to third with five firstplace votes and points by trouncing Northern Illinois Florida State and Ohio sixth and seventh last both climbed past idle Southern which slipped from fifth to Fourth place Florida State received 877 points following a 1HO victory over Memphis State and 5 Ohio a 3613 winner over received 807 followed by SMU with three firstplace votes and 787 Oklahoma which was also jumped from eighth to seventh with 695 LSU defeated Colorado State tf3 and rose from ninth to eighth with 681 Penn State turned back East Carolina 1710 and went up from 10th to ninth with 624 points and Arkansas cracked the Top Ten for the first time this vaulting from 14th to 10th with 515 points after blanking Tulsa HeraldZtitung September Page 6 headed for TCU validity to it and maybe I believed the wrong All you can do is go with the evidence at Wacker An earlier report said another TCU booster claimed Dry approached him about setting up a slush fund of a month for according to a published Morris Snake a financial contributor to the football program and member of the TCU Sports Hall of said he was approached by Dry about setting up such a fund in the Fort Worth StarTelegram Six football players have been suspended from the TCU team for accepting a violation of NCAA Wacker suspended six players Thursday night after learning they had received cash payments from TCU The players are Kenneth Egypt Gary Gearld Darron Turner and Marvin a running finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting last season and was considered a con tender in this years He has been elusive since last week but was interviewed by the Dallas TimesHerald Monday on the TCU Ive been a victim of said who reportedly confessed to receiving payments after Wacker asked players to reveal what they They said the truth Its It hurts Im very sorry about about all he told the Star Telegram after a brief meeting with the other five suspended Reserve rover Foster and starting safety Allen said they had not received any money since Wacker became Linebacker Taylor denied ever having received Defensive linemen Turner and Spartn did not saying they would do their talking after conferring with NCAA In 1981 the year he was recruited my mother was suffering from said whose mother eventually died of the She was in the hospital and the bills were coming I needed the money to help Welcome back Dickerson deflate Seattle SEATTLE AP For the first three Eric Dickerson shook off the rust from his In the he made the Seahawks look like they were the guys who had been away for 47 Eric had training camp in the first three quarters and began the regular season in the Los Angeles Rams Coach John Robinson said after the holder of the National Football Leagues singleseason rushing record played his first game of the season on three days of practice like hed never been away at Recreating some of his routine days of the past two he carried 31 times for 150 yards scored three touchdowns as the Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks 35 24 for their third win without a Even more he saved his best work for the final period after the Seahawks had cut a 217 deficit to 2117 with just under seven minutes to play on a fourthdown play from the Rams 3yard Then Dickerson took ignoring the constant din of the fans who bounced their appeals to the Seahawks defense off the walls and roof of the On the first play of the next he took a handoff from Dieter burst through a hole NFL By The Associated P East W Miami L 1 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 2 ENCE 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 50 66 30 26 72 48 39 92 94 83 93 101 61 85 68 39 54 37 81 73 20 54 59 113 71 78 99 94 70 47 40 1 2 0 25 Washington 1 2 0 36 Central Chicago 3001 000 76 59 62 70 70 89 46 54 94 107 2 1 0 667 2 1 0 667 Bay 1 2 0 46 Tampa Bay 0 3 0 57 West Rams 3 0 01 000 New England Jets 2 Indianapolis Buffalo 1 Francisco 2 1 0 90 New Orleans 1 2 0 70 Atlanta 0 3 0 000 Cleveland Houston Cincinnati 1 1 Games Dallas Cleveland 7 Denver Atlanta 28 Indianapolis Detroit 6 Pittsburgh Houston 0 New England 1 Buffalo 1 4 Philadelphia Washington 6 New Orleans Tampa Bay 1 3 New York Giants Louis 1 7 San Diego Cincinnati 41 Miami 31 Kansas City 0 New York Jets Green Bay 3 San Francisco Los Angeles Raiders 1 0 Mondays Game Los Angeles Rams Seattle West Denver Kansas City San Diego 2 Seattle Raiders 1 NATIONAL CONFER East Dallas Giants Louis 2 between right tackle and guard and cut for the racing 43 yards to the Seattle Five plays he burst into the end zone from 15 yards out to make it 2817 and the Seahaks were never in the game I felt very much at said who ran and lifted weights during his time away from the Rams in a contract practiced with the team last Wed Thursday and In the fourth quarter the defen sive guys starting getting tired and I got a step ahead of You know that one of these plays hell break offensive tackle Jackie Slater said of the 43yard which came on a gap play that the Rams had tried 10 or 12 times before with virtually no Unicorn notes Football Notebook Gonzales surprised New Braunfels by coming out on of fense in the I formation rather than the Apaches usual Gonzales quarterback Gene Krindler went to work right away against the Unicorns 58 cornerback Barry throwing I his direction on three of the first four Gonzales kept throwing his way and the senior responded with four in speedy tailback Willard ONeil averaged eight yards a yet only rushed 10 His most exciting run came on first down at the New Braunfels I He took a pitchout and ran to the only to find three Unicorns staring at He quickly turned around and raced back to the New Braunfels 45 before cutting back He was finally knocked out of bounds after running to the at the line of but twin penalties wiped out the That was as close as the Apaches got to the end zone the whole who led New Braunfels with 150 yards on 13 tallied 106 of those yards in the second On the first offensive play of the third Millett set the tone for the rest of the game by scampering for a 51 yard The run put the ball at the Gonzales i setting up Ryan Purdys nineyard scoring Unicorns opponents this Alamo is off to a good After being shut out by Central Catholic 210 in the season the Mules have come back to upset Bandera and Kerrville Cougar notes Canyon Coach Troy Burch was happy to escape from I Ranger Stadium with a vcitory but upset that his team had the secondhalf blahs for the third straight Maybe we ought to go in at halftime and then wed come out and he Id rather not be in that opponent this was upset by Waco Richfield 2821 Friday The Chaparrals trailed 2114 at the half and lost quarterback Mark Mangum I to an injury in the fourth Richfield gained 307 yards on the ground against the Chaparrals while allowing 54 a Kody averaged yards a carry Friday night despite being stacked up for no gain three Smithson Valleys initial drive of 69 yards the 6 the Ran9ers w Vards offense the rTrferrtn J Jhe ran the offense to pe fection on their first touchdown picking up 40 yards in three plays and keeping the Rangers from getting set up offense whi the lme used the After Smithson Valley controlled the ball for all but 55 seconds of the first quarter and of the first 24 Canyon turned on some ball control of its own holdmg the ball for of the final two periods Ranger notes The first thing Smithson Valley Coach Stan Irvine said in his rambling postgame monologue I really think were for We saw a lot of good things out Thats dangerously optimistic for the conservative biggest worry for the Rangers this week is fullback Chris Gentrys Gentry sustained a bruise when he was hit by I a helmet in a He was taken to Methodist Hospital as a The early report is that hell miss this weeks game at who played with his broken thumb heavily drew Irvines praise for his work i in the secondary and for his kick McCoy a defensive regular and the backup missed the game with strep Jason who dropped his first two got stronger as the night In he had punts of 29 and 38 Valley was late coming out of the dressing room to start the leaving press box wags wondering if Irvine was in the dressing room eating a a la Gr8nt Valleys showing the effects of a training program designed to make the team stronger in the fourth quarter stopped Canyon five times inside the Ranger 50 in the final jV v
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