New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Tuesday, January 6,1987
Herald-Zettunp, Nqw Braunfels, Texas
Sooners bid adieu to Boz
Bosworth sorry, but late
NORMAN, Okla (AP) Oklahoma linebacker Brian Bosworth has apologized for things he has said and done this year, but his college football career is over nonetheless.
Bosworth, the Sooners’ two-time All-America, apologized Monday night for a string of events that have occurred this season, saying he was "terribly embarrassed” by Hie con cern he had caused the university and its officials Still, the colorful leader of the na tion’s best defense has played his final game at Oklahoma. Coach Barry Switzer said Earlier Monday. Switzer issued a statement saying it would be in the university’s best in terests if Bosworth did not return for his final year of eligibility Bosworth, a fourth year junior with one season of eligibility remaining, is expected to graduate in May It was widely felt he would pass up his final year to join the National Football League “I deeply regret those situations that have blemished the image of the University of Oklahoma, and I hope that I can rectify the embarrassment I have brought to the university,” Bosworth said in a statement issued through the school’s sports informa lion office.
“The Boz" has been in the headlines all season In a preseason Sports Illustrated article, he talked about learning how to install stray bolts in cars at an Oklahoma City .General Motors plant He later said UCLA played "girls football” after Oklahoma had beaten the Bruins. :w-3.
He was banned by the NCAA from playing in the Orange Bowl because drug tests showed he had used steroids. He later blasted the NCAA for its drug-testing policy, and during the Orange Bowl game wore a T-short that, using the NCAA initials read “National Communists Against Athletes."
In his statement, he apologized for
'I deeply regret those situations that have blemished the image of the University of Oklahoma, and I hope that I can rectify the embarrassment I have brought to the university.'
Sooner linebacker Brian Bosworth
virtually everything he had said or done this year that brought negative publicity He particularly apologized for embarrassing Switzer. University President Frank Horton and Athletic Director Donnie Duncan.
"General Motors has been a very loyal supporter of our program and I hope the Sports Illustrated article has not adversely affected them,” he
He retracted the UCLA remarks, as well as statements he made about former Texas Coach Fred Akers.
"I also want to apologize to Walter Byers and the NCAA for protesting their drug program.” Bosworth said "I know the drug program is in the best interest of the student-athiete and I should have been sensitive to the NCAA "
Bos worth finished fourth in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy this year, was a finalist for the Lombard) Award and won the Butkus Award as the nation s top linebacker for the second year in a row He was tile Big Hight defensive player of the year and an Ail America for the second consecutive year
Papers say Oilers fire offensive coach
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Oilers fired offensive line coach Bill Walsh, several newspapers reported today, although club officials refused to confirm it Walsh. 59, who just completed his 27th consecutive season as an assistant coach in either the AFL or NFL. got a pink slip on Monday upon returning to work after the holidays, newspapers in Houston and San Antonio reported Walsh told The Houston Post he would stay in coaching, tat had no other comment.
Oilers head coach Jerry Clan Ville refused to comment on the firing of Walsh or any other possible staff changes A spokeswoman at the Oilers of flee today refused to comment on the reports and said club
spokesman Greg Stengell was not
'Die Son Antonie Light quoted
an unnamed source as saying offensive coordinator-running backs coach Dick Jamieson and quarterbacks coach Gary Huff also may be fired
Glanville was known to be dissatisfied last season with the performance of the offensive line, which has three first-round draft picks as starters, the Light reported
The Post and Houston Chronicle
reported he was talking to Larry Beightol who spent his past two
seasons as offensive line coach of the Atlanta Falcons before falling victim to the firing of coach Dan Henning two weeks ago.
Hot Indiana edges Dallas
LOSLI! Kit IO WALDT/Staff I
The District 13-4A basketball race is beginning to take shape, and tonight's games should cause the standings to scramble again, especially on the boys' side. Front running New Braunfels travels to second-place Clemens, while Canyon travels to Hays to play the upend coming Rebels. Smithson Valley hosts fast-paced Kerrville Tivy, one of two teams tied with Clemens. On the girls' side, both New Braunfels and Canyon will be at home. The Unicorns tackle Clemens and the Cougarettes hosts S O Hays. Smithson Valley travels to Kerville The Canyon games will begin at 6 p.m. while all the Smithson Valley and New Braunfels contests start at 5 p m with the freshmen games.
DALLAS (AP) — Indiana Pacers Coach Jack Ramsay had a simple explanation for his team’s 144-135 NBA victory over die Dellas Mavericks Monday Digit—perfection.
“On the road, we are usually a little tentative, but tonight, we played perfect," Ramsay said.
Forward Wayne Tisdale and center Steve Stipanovich scored 27 points each for the Pacers, who ended a four-game winning streak for Dallas. The Mavericks, who are 13-2 at Reunion Arena, also had won nine straight on their home court.
Dallas* last home loss was 114-110 to the Los Angeles Lakers Dec. 5.
Mark Aguirre had 28 points, Rolando Blackman 24 and James Donaldson 23 for Dallas. Donaldson led all rebounders with 15.
Indiana's 144 points were the most ever scored against Dallas in a regular-season game in Reunion Arena. The Pacers committed only five turnovers. The Pacers, winning their third straight game, shot .653 percent from the field — the hottest shooting ever recorded against Dallas on its home court.
Blackman said Indiana's shooting was “awesome.”
"Their shots just kept going in. I thought eventually they would cool off, but they didn’t," he said.
Dallas last led at 99-97 with 2:44 remaining in the third quarter. Reserve guard Kyle Macy then hit a three-point basket to put Indiana ahead for good. 100-99.
"There is no way Indiana should have come in here and beat us." Donaldson said. "It was just a credit to Jack Ramsay and his team. He is a good coach and he has a lot of young talent that is listening to him.”
76ers 108, Clippers 102
Charles Barkley handled the offense and Maurice Cheeks took care of the defense as Philadelphia handed the Gippers their 12th straight loss.
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Midwest Division Dallas 21 M
Facific Division L.A. Lakers
Philadelphia tot, L A. Cltpp—— Indiana 144, Dallas 135 ▼adays Oamas
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L A Gippers at Washington Chicago at Geveland New Jersey at Milwaukee Indiana at San Antonio Houston at Golden State Denver at Sacramento Phoenix at SeatUe
"Charles Barkley is a Mail player with exceptional qualities,” Gippers Coach Don Chaney said. “Maurice Cheeks is also in Barkley’s category and is one of the best point guards in the league.”
Barkley scored 38 points, his second straight 30-plus paint performance. and pulled dawn 12 rebounds Cheeks had a career high nine steals, two short af the NBA record set in 1976 by Larry Xenon with the San Antonio Spurs Michael Cage led the Gippers with 25 points.
Iowa wins 14th straight game
By Tho Assoc ta tod Pross First-year Coach Tom Davis and the unbeaten iowa Hawkeye* are already having a season worth remembering Second-ranked and unbeaten Iowa continued the fastest start in the school’s college basketball history Monday night by beating Wisconsin 78-63 for its 14th straight victory Pressure defense and aggressive work on the boards again carried host Iowa in the Big Ten game Three Wisconsin players fouled out trying to guard the taller and faster Hawkeyes Eight other Top Twenty teams played Monday night, and all of them won.No. 17 Duke 82
William A Mary 46
Olin Snyder scored 19 points as Duke rolled over William & Mary The Blue Devils. io-l. won their
21st straight game at home and 31st in a row over a non-conference opponent
No. 5 Syracuse 89 Providence 85
Junior center Bony Seikaly scored
a career-high 29 points and grabbed it) rebounds as unbeaten Syracuse won a Big East game in Providence. The Orangemen are 13-0.No. 7 DePaul 81
Dallas Gomegys scored 18 of his 22
points in the first half as unbeaten DePaul had little trouble with visiting Furman The Blue Demons, 11-0, led by as many as 17 points in the firs; half.
No. 8 Temple 77 G. Washington 73
Senior guard Nate Backwall scoredSports World
Ross takes Georgia Tech 'dream'job
ATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Ross says he has no that Georgia Tech will field a competitive football team under his direction, tat it will be 4pif» by stressing academics first and athletics second.
Ross, who steered Maryland to three Atlantic Chest Conference championships and four bowl appearances in five years, said he was filling a “lifelong dream" when Athletic Director Homer Rice named him as the new Tech coach at a news
conference Monday night.
Rice wasted little time filling the vacancy Cleated Sunday when Bill Curry left his alma mater after seven years to become the football
coach at Alabama
"This, in all honesty, is the perfect situation for th. Rom family." Hid Row. who Mid ho wa. hind to the port by Tach’, academic and football
tradition and the city of Atlanta.
“I think every person reaches a certain time in Me career when I think perhaps he’s reached his goal,” Ross said. “I think perhaps I’m at
that point right now."
Ron be was caught completely off guard by the rapid turn of events. His bags were packed for a trip Monday, but he thought he was going toBuf-(alo, whore he had been hired as an assistant
coach with the NFL BUU Buffalo Chech Marv Levy released Ross from Nim contract. Iph1a| Min to Accept the TWI job th** was of fond toto Monday after ha beearn* the only fir'*1'**** to moot with the school’s athletic
Rose, so, loft Maryland with a 39-18-1 record, in-eluding a M-I mar* last season.Fiesta sets TV record
NEW YORK (AP) — BCS aloesol of the Fiesta Bowl was watched by about 70 million people, the largest audience ever for a college football game. a network spokesman said.
The prime-time telecast of the national cham pKinship game last Friday night between Miami and Penn State received an average 24.2 rating and 37 share in 13 major markets, spokesman Tom Merritt said.
No. 2 Penn State defeated No. I Miami, 14-10, to win the national championship.Hoyt begins 45-day prison form
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt surrendered to federal prison officials in Florida to begin serving a 45-day sentence on a misdemeanor drug conviction.
Hoyt, who was caught trying to smuggle illegal pills across the U.S.-Mexico border last October, will serve the time at the minimum security facility at Eglin Air Fbree Base near Pensacola.Elway OK but Howard out
DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos Coach Dan Reevee received meetly good, but soma bad, news about ha walking wounded.
Quarterback John Elway’s sprained left ankle won’t Imp Mm out of the Broncoa’ AFC championship game at Cleveland nard Sunday, but offensive guard Paul Howard may ba sidelined for the remainder of the playoffs
How ard was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery today. Howard, injured in the Broncos’ 22-17 playoff victory over New England on Sunday, experienced pain, bleeding and swelling in the knee and was hospitalized Monday, Reeves said The surgery is to determine if there is cartilage damage which requires repair.
“He has a partially tom ligament on the inside of the knee, but that’s the one they don’t even try to repair any more," said Reeves. “They’ll see if there is a problem with the cartilage. Right now it looks like for sure he won’t be able to play this week Even if we win, he might not play in the Super Bowl.”
Howard’s place in the starting lineup would be taken by four-year pro Mark Cooper.
At least seven Broncos were injured in Sunday’s game, hut except for Howard, the others appear to be healing. Reeves said.
Quarterback John Elway reported tenderness in his ankle, but little swelling. “ITI play and 1’U
start,” he said
Running back Gerald WUlhite. offensive tackle Dave Studdard and linebacker Rick Dennison — all of whom remained on the sidelines Sunday after their injuries — were recovering nicely, trainer Steve Antonopuloe said.
Reeves said there was a possibility that tight end Garence Ray, suspended while he undergoes drug rehabilitation, might be released from a clinic this week and could be activatad.
Key presumably would replace Howard on tho active roster.
20 points, including a tiebreaking jump shot with 57 seconds left, as Temple beat George Washington in an Atlantic IO game The Owls. 13-1, won their 26th straight game at McGonigie Hall.No. 6 Purdue 89
Troy Lewis scored 39 points, the most by a Purdue player since Joe Barry Carroll in 1979, and the Boilermakers beat visiting Michigan in a Big Ten game Purdue. IO-!, sent Michigan to its second straight Big Ten loss.No. 12 Illinois 79
Michigan St. 72
Junior guard Glynn BlackwMl scored 24 points and helped key a 16-0 streak in the second half that sent host Illinois past Michigan State in a Big Ten game.
Illinois is 10-2.
ScoreboardOn the air
4:30 pm — Hockey: New Jersey st
Philadelphia. ESPN 7 p m - Basketball: Kansas at Wichita State. USA 7:05 pm - Basketball: Chicago at Cleveland. WTBS waONBSOAV 7 p.m. — Basketball: St, John’s st Georgetown. ESPN.Local sports
TUeSOAV S p m — Girls Bassetta: Schertz
Clemens at New Braunfels; Frosh, JV, Varsity
5 pm — Girls Basketball: Smithson Valley at Kerrville Tivy; Frosh, JV, Varsity.
5 pm — Boys Basketball: Kerrville Tivy at Smithson Valley; Frosh, JV, Varsity
5 pm — Boys Basketball: New Braunfels at Clemens; Frosh. JV, Varsity
4 p m — Girls Basketball: Hays at Canyon; Frosh. JV, Varsity.
• p m - Boys Basketball: Canyon at Hays; Frosh. JV, Varsity.
i pm - Boys Basketball: Sndthaon Valley et New Braunfels; Frosh, JV, Varsity
5 pm - Boys Basketball: Texas Military Institute at Canyon; Frosh, JV, Varsity.
5 pm - Girls Basketball: New Braunlete at Smithson Valley; Frosh, JV, Varsity.
• pm - Girls Basketball: Canyon at Incarnate Word; JV, VarsityDistrict 13-4 a
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Charles Smith scored 24 et Pitt’s first 2B points, all in the first half But he did not score in the second half and fouled out with 7:53 remaining. Pitt. 10-2, won IU fifth strai#* |No. IS Navy ti E. Carolina 44
Preseason All-David Robinson scored 31 became the first Navy player to pass the 2.000-point mark as the host Midshipmen beat East Carolina in a Colonial Athletic Association contort.
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