The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 21, 1962, Image 6

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!Page 3 " (College St.ntlon, Texas Thursclay, Juyie 21,19G2 THE BATTALION AGS PICKED IN FIRST DIVISION Texas A a aiia Favorite In SWC By HAROLD V. RATLIFF Associated Press Sports Writer The major change in the foot ball rules this fall will allow a team to kill a punt inside the op position’s 10-yard line. Previously the ball had to be left alone and unless it killed itself inside the 10, it would become a touchback and the opposition would get the pigskin on its 20. This rule may be all that Texas needs to become the nation’s No. 1 team. Texas under Darrell Roy al always has depended on its kicking to win ball games probab ly more than any other phase and Royal has been an advocate of giving the kicking team more ad vantages. Texas comes up with a kicker who may turn out to he the finest in Southwest Conference history. He is Ernie Koy, son of a Long horn great. Already fabulous stories are being told of Key’s mighty kicking. Well, with such a formidable kicking game and the way left open for putting the receiving team in the hole by downing the kicks inside the 10, Texas ought to be sitting pretty indeed. The Longhorns already were I m m ^ - in -I «il : A r Young Bullfighter Eloy Cavazos, 10, of Monterrey, Mexico, is shown perform ing’ in the bullring at Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, against a young bull. Young Cavazos has one ambition—to someday be Mexico’s top bullfighter. In this exhibition he did not kill the bull, but pirns to enter the ring again and next time make a. kill. ( A v ’ rephoto) being- regarded as well above the field in the Southwest Conference and likely to be the pre-season No. 1 pick in the nation. Texas just flat has the men to do it. There are 26 lettermen roaming the 40 acres with prospects of a stronger team than won nine out of ten and the Cotton Bowl to hoot last campaign. Texas has such fine backs ns Jerry Cook, Tommy Ford, Ray Poar; - and Pat Culpep per, that demon linebacker, and the Longhorns are two and three deep at all of the line positions. The main question seems to be who’s going to finish second. From here it looks like Texas Christian, the only team able to beat Texas last year but most erratic on all other Saturdays. There are 29 let termen in Frogville and they have a line that will average 6 feet 4 inches in height to the man. Son ny Gibbs, the 6-7 quarterback, is being- boomed for All-America. Texas A&M has 28 lettermen and those Aggies are big and pow erful. Texas Tech comes up with 26 lettermen and' nine starters from last year, headed by fullback Coolidge Hunt. The Aggies and Techs should be greatly improved and the for mer ought to make a real bid for a first division berth. Baylor has 23 lettermen, includ ing Ronnie Goodwin, also being boosted for All-America. The Bears may be better than they were last season when injuries ruined their chances. Southern Methodist has 25 let termen, which sounds like the Methodists should be loaded for new coach Hayden Fry. However, those fellows were able to win only two games last season. They would have to be improved about 50 per cent to win two more than that. Rice has only 12 lettermen but Coach Jess Neely says he’s going to have a good team. It wouldn’t appear good enough to contend for the championship, however. Which brings up Arkansas, the team that always confounds the critics. Arkansas hasn’t been X)icked for the championship in years but has won one outright and tied for two in the last three seasons. There are only 17 lettermen in the ranks of the Razorbacks this season which, however, may not SPORTS mean much. Arkansas had quite a red shirt list last fall and those guys got almost as much experi ence as the men who played. Also, Frank Broyles is about thq finest coach in the country. This time the critics are quite wary about Arkansas. They aren’t planning on getting caught off guard again. But it doesn’t appear here that anybody is going to handle Texas. This might be the best team of all at the state university. It wouldn’t have to be much better than last season’s to earn such a distinction. Nichols Places Second In Open sporting career. But todai one of the best on the profs circuit. - Two years after receivii Vol degree from A&M, Nicholsi pro and is now playing i Midland, Texas. His scorecard at the like this: 70-72-70-73-281 Bobby Nichols, a ’58 graduate A serious auto accidei: of A&M, came within two strokes years ago almost ended S of winning one of America’s top golf tournaments last week at the National Open in Oakmont, Pa. The 26-year-old finished with a 72-hole total of 285 and tied with former University of Houston golfer, Phil Rodgers, for second prize of $5,500. Going into the final 18 holes, Nichols was tied with Arnold Pal mer for the lead, but he slipped to a two-over par 73 on the final round. Jack Nicklaus, former Ohio State golfing champion, downed Palmer for the top money in an j 18-hole playoff last Sunday. Nichols, a native of Louisville, Ky., was recruited to A&M by football coach Paul (Bear) Bryant in 1954 as the head coach and ath- | letic director was building a golf team that has been the terror of the Southwest Conference in the past six years. Denver and Philadelphia| wero completely empty after the 1961 Christmas si y Tnr -ra ■ »wihm in “Sports Car Centeif Dealers for Renault-Peugeot & British Motor Can J Sales—Parts—ServiM “We Service All Foreignlj 1416 Texas Ave. TA! DAV 0S?... Minimax HAS LEMONADE Pink or Regular 6-oz. can 10 Sanitary Ice T.V. Homogenized CREAM ' MILK «/ 2 Gallon TA Square Carton Gallon Jug 47C wmmi 1 Ifli 1 m U. S. D. A. 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