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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 18, 1985, Image 10

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Battalion Classified 845-2611 700 FM 2818 College Station, Texas 77840 A COMPASS MANAGED COMMUNITY (409) 696-5777 ★MSC WILEY LECTURE SERIES Beginning Monday, March 25, a limited number of students will be accepted to attend panel discussions with the program speakers. All interested may sign up in Rudder Exhibit Hall from 10a.m. until 2p.m. These requests will be filled on a first-come first- serve basis. The panel discussions will begin at 11a.m. on Friday, April 5th and will feature: these speakers 8c topics: ★ Arkady Shevchenko “The Soviet Union: A Perspective From The Inside” ★ Zbigniew Brzezinski “Directions For Contemporary Europe” ★ Edwin Newman “Reflections On a Journalism Career” ★ James Schlesinger “Imbalances In International Trade” S&zTTlernonial Student Centen. Plant your ad in The Battalion Classified and harvest the RESULTS! Phone 845-2611 for help In placing your ad. Haller exhibits class in final game with Bi ■in ovt By CHAREAN WILLIAMS Assistant Sports Editor DALLAS — It wasn’t the way he wanted to exit his profession. For Baylor’s Jim Haller, his basketball coaching career came to an abrupt halt with humor and dignity. After the Bears 83-76 loss to Texas Tech on March 8 in the first round of the Southwest Conference Post-season Classic, Haller began to address the herd of reporters wait ing for his last official comments. Forget the fact that Texas Tech won the tourney. Forget that SMU didn’t advance to the finals. Those events were secondary compared to Haller’s emotional departure. That was single biggest event of the three-day tournament in Dallas’ Reunion Arena. About midway through his press conference, Haller grabbed a piece of paper off the podium and started laughing. “I didn’t even notice this yester day,” Haller said. “It says, ‘Please speak up. This interview is being re corded.’ “Holy mackerel. What the heck, all I can do is laugh.” Haller laughed, but he really looked like he wanted to cry. “Basketball coaches don’t cry,” he said. “Maybe I can now. I’m not a coach anymore.” Haller resigned from his job, ef fective at the end of the season, three weeks ago when a taped con- d " dged Regior died V and T Carolii Jeff made minute iover N On 5 7Nortl 60-58 < court a 64 wini other si No. the firs beating scored the rail took a halftim versation between him and former flayer John Wheeler was made pub- In the conversation, Haller dis cussed $172 worth of athletic de partment funds that were used to nelp payoff Wheeler’s car. Three days after Haller had an nounced his resignation, all but one of the Baylor players signed a letter saying Wheeler was being made the scapegoat and Haller’s firing was im- parative. Carlos Briggs was the lone Bear to stand up for his coach. “You’ve got his job,” said Briggs when the signed letter was made public. “What else do you want, his blood?” When it was all over, Haller saved his hugs for the lone Bear and his as sistant coaches. They were the only ones who stood up for him when it counted. “Unless you’re Jim Haller or Car los Briggs, you’ll never know what either of us has been through,” Hal ler said. “I’ll always have a warm place in my heart for Carlos. He stood up for me when it would have been a lot easier to join the crowd.” And what did he tell the rest of the players when it was all over? “I thanked them for a great ef fort,” Haller said. “They are a quality group of young men. I’ve appre ciated them all year. A lot of people don’t really understand all the activ ities that have taken place in the past couple of weeks. But having worked with 18- and 19-year-olds for a long time, I understand a lot of their Efrei will fac< acuse-G Igional iwhile A oe Wa [points. Sixth used its 15 Syn d f the jhalf am [than thi Geoi| seph an [30 poir guard P 18 poin use, 22 In Sz Georgel gion, d will face winner Baylor Coach Jim Haller (above) — “/ can accept everym that has happened. I wondered what it would feel like whet the final second ticked off the clock. I guess when the fid buzzer sounded, it hurt a little more than I thought it would' thoughts and what makes them tick.” Still, the hurt and pain was there, and it will be with Haller for a long time. “I can accept everything that hits happened,” he said. “I won't say it hasn’t hurt. I had a long time to think about this last game. I won dered what it would reel like when the final second ticked off the clock. I guess when the final buzzer sounded, il hurt a little more than I thought it would. “I’m officially resigned now I guess.” Arkansas Coach Eddie Sutton dis cussed hiring Hzdler, but Haller said he was through with the game. “I told somebody last nightllu you grow up in the state oflo and decide you want to be a cm it’s your dream to coach in Southwest Conference,” be “I’ve lived that dream now.lit fond memories. Now, it’s time dream about something else. “I still have a career ahead oft no matter what 1 choose to do. first there is going to be some red ation. What I do after that 1 w decide for a couple of months. As Haller stepped away fromt podium, he uttered his last words the head basketball coach at Bad University — “It hurts a lot nji now,” he said. And it probably still hurts. •Q5V/7# ( X Don't Know WHat Went Wrong Coach. EvEfiyTHlNG SrtNlEO To FIGHT Bjj Ag netters burn in California sun By BRANDON BERRY Sports Writer The Texas A&M men’s tennis team discovered the world’s largest buzzsaw last week. It stretched from Corpus Christi to the California Coast and included the No.’s 2, 3, 4 and 5-ranked teams in the nation. A&M Coach David Kent took the blame for the grinding schedule and said the dividends of the trip super seded actual wins and losses. “We’re going to profit from the experience of playing out there,” Kent said of a California road trip in which the Ags lost three straight matches, two of them convincingly. “We played well against (No. 4- ranked) UCLA, and there were actu ally some Aggies in the crowd cheering for us. The California peo ple were amazed. And we played in the new U.S. Olympic Tennis Sta dium and it is just beautiful.” The Aggies started the trip on a sour note by losing 8-1 to No. 2 USC. They finished by being blanked 9-0 by No. 5 Pepperdine. “By the time we plziyed Pepper dine, we were basket cases because we had been out on the road for so long,” Kent said. Before the Aggies’ “tide” turned on the West Coast, they finished sec ond in the prestigious H.E.B. Tour nament in Corpus CiTiristi. “I’ve been going to that thing for 16 years and this is the first time we’ve ever gone all the way to the fi nals,” Kent said. Along the way, A&M defeated Al abama, 5-4, Trinity, 6-3 and Cal- Berkeley, 5-4, before being edged 4- 5 by No. 3 SMU in the finals. “The win against our old nemesis Trinity really helped us and we really won our share of close ones,” Kent said. “We were very fortunate. “(Grant) Connell and Kimmo Al- kio played really well for us in both An doubles arid in singles down in pus. Connell won three of matches in the No. 1 singles that’s fzintastic. He and Marcel really carried us in singles. Mark Smith was undefeated in gles through the entire tountt ment.” The Mustangs edged the Agjif by winning the deciding No. 2 do# bles match 1-6, 6-1 and 7-6. ( hBR V G DR R/ Ea Ser HAIR ■ Get Com ’Trai 'Otfe *Proi ‘Payi *Pro\ *0f1e Valid! ift “The match was even closer tin 1 the score indicates,” Kent said "! just wish I would have been a more prudent when I madeouttlt 1 schedule. The California schools^ really tough at home.” The next match for the Aggidj in Houston March 21-24 at theft Invitational Tournament. The A&M women’s tennis team is in action day at 1 p.m. at the Omar Sml Tennis Center against perei power Trinity. \