The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 04, 1976, Image 7

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Page 7 1 ait for NCAA berth iree feetrfi g or a pig to tie the y be used In round thets| - calfinstaj 32 1 the rope! horn. Thist! p the aren’t al )) course rodeo cltn rposeofi portantly potentially ho might many oflia secretaii 2 job is toi es), and t! try and w t good’oles! ic. Oh, bull] een to a ml ach rodeo le _ antestants Pledge o( ent arena C oaches swamp A&M. THE BATTALION TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1976 pTC cj J^olf@VtSOTl S S0C1T0tS 9MM| Associated Press linebackers made as many sacks as ^ ^ri,— nnr linemen last vear.” By PAT EDMONDSON ;irl mustt! u perlative pitching perfor- Iromthej [Ces by Clint Thomas, James start the! ot” Gibson, and David Lockett v'hicii thejj ed a probable at-large polayofl issedandti h a s the Texas Aggies finished its horse# ' erence play whipping Arkansas the cowgirls 3.^ anc l 7.5. Is; il the}] ^squad ended the 1976 season aecause ot( , a pg.g Southwest Conference le will also b runner-up to champion Texas. Horns took two of three games a 1 Texas Tech in nabbing their hut the® SWC crown in 63 Years of com- ted to then (jQ n is tied tot] ^ Aggies set a new school tiing or rilft | r dby winning their 33rd game of year. The previous season total ! victories. We’ve had a great season,” said Coach Tom Chandler. “Our team has such tremendous leadership.” A&M must now wait for a bid from the NCAA to advance to post-season action. “We are fairly certain to get an NCAA bid, ” said Chandler. “It looks like we will be playing in the Mid west NCAA Finals or the Rocky Mountain Finals,” he added. Last year the Cadets played in the Midwest NCAA Finals and narrowly lost out to the University of Ok lahoma. The pitching trio of Thomas, Gib son and Lockett has a combined won-lost record of 30-6 this year. “The pitching has just been out standing the last two series,” said Chandler. The Ags went into the Arkansas series needing a pair of wins to lock up the second place spot. “The boys really came through,” said Chandler. “There has been great pressure on them the last two weeks,” he added, “and they came through in flying colors.” Chandler is planning to schedule some practice games in preparation for the May 27-29 playoffs. St. Mary’s University, Lamar Univer sity, and Pan American University are listed as possible candidates. Lamar and Pan American will play in the NCAA Finals in Arlington later this month. The College World Series will be held June 11 in Omaha, Neb. Imley claims finals mined with confidence c any sped 1 drawarodl ‘ or to mi p us, Loiil a manner! last inerid ip there \tla green ad! ater runsi 01,1 ’on, asourb t our entn ■esla kA encr an! ton By DEBBIE KRENEK llonfidence. . .and a little luck. | 'hat’s what Charles Emley claims him to the finals of the South- tConference tennis tournament Saturday. lis luck came when the confer- was rearranged so that players :h about the same capabilities ipeted against each other. Em- the No. 1 player for the Texas es, played tennis players of his le standing from other colleges. 11 had to play people that had beat earlier. Once you beat somebody don’t have too much respect for it person. I think the people I lyed were looking ahead to the it match because they figured lycould beat me,” Emley said. |Fhe confidence came when he was on the court, Emley said. You have to go back to practice try to duplicate what you ac- plished there. You have to keep telling yourself to make the person work and don’t give him any easy points,” Emley said. “I didn’t get nervous because usu ally you don t unless you’ve been winning all season. When you’ve been losing, one more doesn’t make that much difference so you’re rela tively calm,” Emley said. Emley comes from a family of ten nis players and started playing when he was 6 years old. His father, who played tennis in high school, taught him the basics of the sport and he began lessons when he was 10. “I took up tennis because I was too small for football and I liked it so well I stuck with it,” Emley said. He began competing in the 12 and under division of tournaments when he was seven. “The division was composed mainly of 11 and 12-year-olds so at first I got beat left and right because I was so small. After a while I began to win my games,” Emley said. Emley was on the tennis team at Robert E. Lee high school in San Antonio. He won district four years there and advanced to state in his junior and senior years. During the summer, Emley gives tennis lessons at a San Antonio coun try club. A junior P.E. major at A&M, Emley plans to become a teaching pro when he graduates. Emley says he doesn t mind play ing in front of an audience at tennis tournaments. “One of the most embarrassing things that ever happened to me was at the University of Texas tourna ment. I walked over to the net to pick up a ball and the cable on the net broke. The fans sure gave me trouble about that one especially since I was an Aggie,” Emley said. Emley practices two and a half hours a day. However, he says he stays away from the tennis courts on the weekends. men’s team eaves AM I DayryU! 1 the averaj it. The avei ige of the ft ices duringl ar cowboys mazing Dr. J. leads .Y. Nets over Nuggets g, saddle b ig, calfro] racing, roping. team won Associated Press en’sdivisioi Second shots, rhythm and Julius deo. The i ving, not necessarily in that order, tthe New York Nets in command, now at least, of the American Southerns sketball Association champion- ip playoffs. Now you can add Nets’ momen- m to that list of problems the gular-season champion Denver I (gets must solve Tuesday night in second game of the series. We must do a better job on ius,” said Larry Brown, the eo was Sin! uggets’ coach, as he tried to undup Rd alvze what went wrong in Satur- >n, Texas, ty night’s 120-118 Net victory that team’s w New York a 1-0 lead in the Potter of: epartmenl ist-of-seven series. It was an understatement. “When the rhythm got going, I st kept it up,” said Dr. J, who ored 45 points, including 1 of the ets’ last 11 ancl the last two on a 15-foot baseline jumper at the buz zer. He tried 36 shots from the field and the free-throw line, scoring on 28. He had 12 rebounds and four assists. And as important as anything else, he forced Bobby Jones, the Denver forward who’s acknow ledged among the best defensive players in the ABA, into six fouls. Jones’ substitute, Gus Gerard, and center Dan Issel, who helped in guarding Erving, each had five fouls. In addition, he was almost un stoppable under the Nets’ offensive boards. In a span of four minutes of the final quarter, he rebounded four shots into the basket. “I started out trying to play an in side game, posting up with my back to the basket, 15 feet and in,” Erving said. “I had some success with it, and ge ~ former player hief Leo®® J 1 Geraldf fes ill CFasH s Corps K 5 s with M* 1 g. ctivist, tes Bakersfield — Funeral ser- are pending here today for Ed ay, a tackle for the University of ilahoma football team in 1956, 10 was killed late Wednesday in a -truck crash near here. He was vaukee. Gray was driving east on U.S. BO when a truck jack-knifed, cros- p) _ The He dthe median and the two vehicles leader inti unmed together head-on, au- moveinenlsi ®ties said. Gray was an All-Big Seven player ... old Eirf 1955-56, the years Oklahoma won at the Uni'* Uonal football championships. He irted every game his sophomore rough senior years and after aduation played in the Canadian itball League. Survivors include his widow, iggyjason, Greg, a freshman at the | riversity of Texas at El Paso; a son, ivin, and a daughter, Teresa. f ol l(n M Hps GRADUATION PHOTOS Of You Receiving Your Diploma MAY NOW BE ORDERED From barker photograptig They come like scientists to view the creation that Melvin Robertson hath wrought. Some go away not totally under standing or agreeing with his defen sive philosophies at Texas A&M University. Others — such as three profes sional teams which Robertson asks to go unnamed — have tried to hire him away from the school which owned the finest defense in the country last year. “The money offers have been at tractive and it’s flattering but I still like working with the kids,” says Robertson. “I like the enthusiasm in college football.” The 48-year-old Robertson, a former quarterback at West Texas State University, has been swamped by college and pro coaches during Texas A&M’s spring football prac tice. Some of the colleges visiting have included Stanford, Southern California, Tennessee, Arizona, Ok lahoma State, Wyoming, Lamar University, Ventura College Calif., Augusta College N.D., and Utah State. The Aggies, who led the nation in total defense and were No. 1 against the rush, field a basic 4-3 alignment which Robertson says “I believe will be the upcoming trend in collegiate football. A lot of people believe that is the best defense against option football rather than having a noseguard over the center.’’ It’s hard to argue with Texas A&M’s 1975 statistics. The Aggies allowed only three runs over 17 yards. On 166 possessions, the op position failed to make a first down 115 times. A&M opponents aver aged punting nine times a game and the Aggies defense averaged captur ing two turnovers per contest. “We play a calculated, gambling type of defense,” says Robertson. “The key is our linebackers. Our linebackers made as many sacks as our linemen last year.” Texas A&M had two All-American linebackers, Ed Simonini and Garth Ten Napel, last year but Robertson says he has a middle linebacker, Robert Jackson, who “is the best I’ve coached in 25 years. Just wait until you see him go.” Robertson coached seven years as an assistant under Bill Yeoman at the University of Houston. “We were 2-8, 2-8, during the those first two years but our defense still averaged 12th nationally over the seven year period I was there,” says Robertson. The Aggies were second nation ally on defense in 1974. Robertson is one of the few defen sive coaches in the country who has his own television show. “I think Larry Lace well at Ok lahoma and Jimmy Johnson at Ar kansas are the only other ones who have shows,” says Robertson. “We had the Southern Cal coaches on the other night. I think it helps show the fans that defense is just as big a cheese game as offense. ” Why do coaches make the pil- grimmage to A&M to put Robertson’s defense under the mic roscope? “They are amazed the way our kids crowd the football,” says Robertson. “Our theory is to make the big play. That takes enthusiasm, and of course, calculated gambles.” Robertson studies film until his eyeballs roll so he can trigger the proper gamble at the right time. His idea of a vacation “Oh, I take some time off in June and just putter around the house and watch film,” he says. “I take Jimmie (his wife) out to eat every now and then to keep her happy. And Robertson is happy with the defense he has coming back in 1976. “We could be absolutely super,” says Robertson. I terest in its traditions is in vited to come. PIZZA With this coupon, buy any giant, large or ^ medium pizza at * regular price and receive one pizza of the next smaller size with equal number of ingredients FREE! One coupon per visit, please. VALID THROUGH £ Monday, May 10 Share a? today. 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