European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Sep 8 1968, Page 19

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 8, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseSunday the stars and stripes Poge 21 the 1968 College football season begins in Earnest in two wee Sand As usual the preseason talk is about the mythical National championship. Now that the eight team playoff plan for the Mcaa football championship has been shot Down the determining of the Best team is still left up to the two major wire services. When the associated press and United press International do differ on their selection of a National Champion at the end of the season the two teams at the top of both Polis can rightly declare itself the Champ with justification. The a Champ is selected by the writers and broadcasters an the up by a panel of head coaches. And in each Case the voters Are from a Cross Section of the have been charges and counter charges that the polls Are unbalanced due to too Many Eastern writers or too Many mid Western coaches. Both wire services have taken great pains to see that their polls Are run accordingly. So a team that is crowned the National Champion is usually deserving of the is assured that the writers and coaches dictate to their con sciences in most cases. But prejudice has been known to leak into the voting Many times. Coaches and writers Are human. Some coaches sometimes will go out of their Way to vote for the team of a coach who May be his Best should a Southeastern team and a big ten team have identical records in competing for the National title naturally the writers and coaches from those areas will normally vote for the team in their Section of the country. Team records play a prominent part in the voting in fact a major part of it. One defeat can practically ruin a team s aspirations for the championship especially if several others go unbeaten. But the team with defeat May be played a tougher schedule. Usually the team with the Best record not necessarily the Tough est schedule is declared the but what constitutes the toughest schedule Here is where the bit comes in. And the arguments begin. Usually the toughest schedule cannot be determined until after the season is Over and when the records Are Complete. Then again some teams compile nifty records by playing mediocre schedule. This Type of schedule includes several teams which Are not considered a major Michigan state actually be called a Patsy last year because it had a 3-7 record and because Michigan had a 4-6record, can a voter legitimately say the wolverines were a better club than the spartans because their record was better not really especially after learning that Michigan state creamed Michigan 34-0, during the season. So some Buff can say that Minnesota is playing an easy schedule this year because its schedule includes those two patsies from Michigan. What logic a look at the list of the most successful teams of the past 32years, according to the ratings produced by press association polls will find Michigan no. 5 and Michigan state no. 6.no. 1 on the list of course is notre Dame. Oklahoma is second Alabama third Tennessee fourth Ohio state seventh Texas eighth army ninth Minnesota 10th, Urcla Lith leu 12th, Mississippi Navy and Southern California tied for 13th and Georgia tech 16th.one loud spraying mouthwash close to the sports scene in Europe has the Gall to insist that notre Dame does t play a any team that plays Purdue Southern California Oklahoma an Michigan state in one season and toss in Illinois Iowa North Western Georgia tech and Navy does t have an easy schedule. In a night murderous since each team keys on the Irish. Uni. Gurment is that a due and Southern California Are the to g teams on the Irish schedule while the others Are Dame names � the past no Aro Pushover for a team like notre Man ,.Michigan state had a miserable season last year but How Many times will you find a Duffy Dougherty coached team having woos my seasons in a Row Tard Moose Krause athletic director at notre Dame on visit to Europe this year said we want to play the Best nation and try to schedule the we last 20 years the Irish have scheduled Michigan state n California Purdue Oklahoma Texas Georgia tech no army Navy air Force Duke Miami Fla Urcla sum ton tn., l Al Ria Washington Pittsburgh and All of the other big in he jos8 except Minnesota and Ohio state whom they played Dame continues to spread out As it has scheduled first 1v?t?s n leu and thu in the not few years and a second an Thali Iare those who Ai e probably wondering Why notre Dame dirt a Haven t gotten together Over the years but in gently notre Dame and Alabama tried to set up a Date each team s schedule is filled through 1976, Krause pointed out. Tan he e to schedule Alabama and i m sure something Noti run de in the Noar future Krause said. Ii Cusp m a a would like to take on another Southeastern Power been in a Phi. Up until a couple of years ago it would have Aea inc of Sable Smice 0 miss teams were barred from we negroes on it. Am �.bal1 a uld have a More appealing note say if Ala when i vow an state we Southern California in one season j a Mississippi took on notre Dave and Purdue. Or Nam hat some by teams have been known to feast on weak i i ii Monnts such As Tampa Chattanooga Mississippi Southern Freis i a rut8ers, etc., to build up their Confidence for con pc p try and season records. Brown Breaks up game in 10th Berlin beats flyers 2-1, takes Europe series Lead by Klint Johnson assistant sports editor berlins a husky Rod Brown singled Home Bobby Bell with one out in the Bottom of the10th inning Here saturday to give Berlin a dramatic 2-1 Vic tory Over Wiesbaden putting the Usa eur Champion bears 1-Upover the Safe title holding flyers in the 1968 Europe inter service baseball championships. The Cinderella bears who finished fourth in the com z league before winning the usage Uriost season tourney now move to the flyers Home grounds a Wiesbaden sunday for game no. 2 and a third tilt if necessary inthe Best of three series. The first game was scheduled for 12 05p.m. Wiesbaden s left handed Ace Lance Tobert was slated to open on the Mound for the flyers. Ber Lin coach Ray Davies said he would counter with Ron Yar Brough who beat 3rd support brigade Here monday in Theu Sarteur title clincher. Brown s come through single local made Rich Vogel saturday Swinner. The right handed Vogel hard Luck loser of a 2-1 decision against 3rd support in monday s first game went the full 10 in Ning yielding seven hits. He struck out just four and walked three. Jun Ball right hander Tex Harris who also went the Dis Tance giving up nine hits took the loss. Vogel was aided greatly Byi four Snappy Bear twin killings two of which he started of the latter was on an at tempted sacrifice which if sue Kitzinger upends Warrior s9 17-8 9 in Marne opener Kitzinger Germany Spe Cial a Tough defense and an opportunistic offence enabled the Kitzinger Kolts to defeat Wuerz Burg s warriors 17-8, in their Marne league football opener Here saturday. The Kolts nursed one Point leads through much of the game finally breaking out with a touch Down and safety in the fourth Quarter for their final margin. Don Baxter scored the decisive end on a five Yard end sweep Midway through the final period on a play set up by quarterback de Roecker s 20-Yard pass to Kirby Mcdaniel. M c d a n i e 1 fumbled but recovered on the Warrior 12-Yard Short punt Only to Midfield was returned to the Warrior 45 Coset up the score for the Kolts. Then defensive tackle John Hunter wrapped it up by tackling Warrior quarterback Gary har Ley in the end zone for a safety after the latter retreated trying to find a pass receiver. 55-Yard pass play the Kolts defense kept Wuerz Burg fairly Well contained except for one play a 55-Yard pass play from Barley to halfback Oscar Rhone. Harley s pass to Rhone covered about 20 Yards up the Middle and the 6-1, 183-Pounder slipped through half a dozen tackles after Angling to the Side brought the warriors Back to 9-8 after a Kolt score earlier in the Sneed s 35-Yard Field goal in the first Quarter had started the scoring for Kitzinger after the Kolts drove from their own 23-Yard line two Roecker passes of 15 Yards to Mcdaniels and 20 to Walter Sienko set up the got on the score Board in the second period aftera 15-Yard penalty set Kitzinger Back to its own 18-Yard the Kolts later had to punt the pass Back went Over the head of the kicker and through the end Rone to make it 3-2, still for kit Zingen the halftime score. The Kolts scored in the third Quarter the first to of the game As the Kolts drove 63yards in seven plays including three first Downs. Mcdaniels took a 15-Yard pass fro Roecker for the payoff. The warriors had a slight Edge Jin passing yardage 119-35, though completing Only 5 of 18throws. Kitzinger was 6 for 15. With two being picked off by the warriors. The Kolts got 90 Yards Rushing to 41 for Wuerzburg and seven first Downs to four for the warriors. The warriors failed to Cash inon a pair of opportunities having driven inside the Kilt 10 in the third period with third and one before being set Back by a five Yard penalty for illegal procedure. On another occasion a55-Yard Lunback with an intercepted pass was offset by roughing the passer penalty. Outstanding for the Kolts on defense were 220-Pound tackle Rover Carter and halfback Wally Montgomery with the latter making six unassisted tackles and batting away what appeared to be a touchdown pass. N n Rod Brown. Winning single Cess Ful would have Given the Fly ers a sure run As Ansel Smith followed the do with a single. Berlin s loth inning rally Wasa perfect example of How to it a Man Home in three swatting away a Pesky be at the plate Bell opened the 10thby drilling a single to Center Field. Julie Henderson Lone air Forceman on the Berlin club then sacrificed Boll into scoring position and Brown rapped har Ris first pitch to Center. Mark Metz fielded it and fired Home f continued of Page 22j o 2 6 o a 3 0 6 8 17 Wuerzburg Kitzinger Khz sneer 35 Fow Uerz safety Roecker tackled in pm zone Khz Mcdonald 15 pass from Reeker kick ailed Wuerz Rhone 53 Pas from Harley kick fulled Kiu Baxter 5 run kick failed Kiu safety Harley tackled in end w1" com z softball champs Frankfurt special Edward Grant s three run Homer in the Bottom of the eighth an the pitching of Walter t. Thomas gave Rheinland Pfalz a 3-0 Winover Bremerhaven Here Friday and the Cora z co level softball title. Wiesbaden set to Host Safe Cage clinic Wiesbaden is the Germany portion of the 19ti8 Isaf basketball coaches Ami officials clinic opens a four Day run hero monday with four headline personalities from the United state Sas guest instructors. The same four men conducted a three Day clinic in South Ruislip England which closed Lewis coach of the Houston cougars the College team which led both wire service polls for much of the 1967-68 Campaign and finished fourth in the Mcaa championships Heads the cast of coaches and on the instruction panel for the daily sessions at the Wiesbaden air base gymnasium Are couches John of Michigan state and Frank it Guire of South Carolina plus Veteran writer official Jim Enright. Walter Kennedy commissioner of the National basketball association will appear in tuesday s program

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