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Battalion/Page 18
February 15,1982
of 2
Sports Scoops
Bench robbed
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TUCSON, Ariz. — Cincin
nati Reds’ star Johnny Bench
was filming a television series
at a Tucson park Saturday
when someone took his 1976
World Series ring and other
jewelry worth a total of
Tucson police said the
ring, a gold watch and chain, a
diamond pendant, a charge
card and Bench’s driver’s
license were in a pouch stolen
between noon and 4:45 p.m.
from an unlocked concession
stand at Palo Verde Park.
They have no suspects in the
theft. Bench and other major
league stars are featured in
“The Baseball Bunch,” a tele
vision series in which the play
ers give advice to youngsters.
was scheduled for salary arbit
ration in New York.
NY signs John
Turner signed
SWC basketball
action this week
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Fla. — Pitcher Tommy John
signed a multi-year contract
with the New York Yankees
No terms were disclosed,
but it is believed John signed
for an additional three years
at an estimated $700,000 per
year. Fie is scheduled to re
port to training camp Monday
and begin working out on
Tuesday, two days oefore he
United Press International
DETROIT — Free agent
outfielder Jerry Turner has
signed a contract
with the Detroit Tigers, the
baseball club announced Sun
day. In keeping with club poli
cy, terms of the contract were
not disclosed. Turner, 28,
comes to the Tigers from the
San Diego Padres. He bats
and throws left-handed and
comes to the Tigers highly re
commended by coach Roger
Craig, who managed San
Diego in 1978-79, public rela
tions director Dan Ewald said.
Texas A&M at Arkansas,
7:10 p.m. (KBTX-TV)
TCU at Houston, 7:30
Rice at SMU, 7:30 p.m.
Baylor at Texas, 7:35 p.m.
Texas at Texas A&M, 2:10
Arkansas at Rice, 7:30 p.m.
Houston at Baylor, 7:30
SMU at Texas Tech, 7:30
Olberding, SA crush Seattle, 114-94
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SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio
Spurs held their last two opponents to
under 100 points and Coach Stan Albeck
thinks that’s a sign his team is finally out of
its slump.
Spurs went to their front line to defeat the
Seattle Supersonics 114-94.
“The major difference was right before
halftime when our fast break was cooking
and we really got on the offensive boards,”
Albeck said.
George Gervin, the NBA’s leading scor
er, managed only 15 points Sunday, but the
“Our defense has improved immeasur
ably. This is the second game in a row we’ve
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SWC decision delayed
Walker to play tonight
people to under 100 points. I think
we re back on the track now.”
Center Dave Corzine and forwards Mark
Olberding and Mike Mitchell combined for
66 points and 36 rebounds.
Olberding led the way with 25 points and
Corzine added a season-high 23 points.
Mitchell scored 18 and had a game-high 16
United Press International
DALLAS — The Southwest
Conference’s nine faculty repre
sentatives came out in support
of officials who kicked Arkansas
forward Darrell Walker out of
the Razorback’s game with
Texas last week, but further ac
tion was delayed pending addi
tional studies.
As a result of the decision,
Walker will play tonight when
Texas A&M takes on the Razor-
backs in Fayetteville for the con
ference lead.
Aggie-Razorback games have
been extremely violent over the
years, primarily because of the
intensity of the games.
Arkansas’ fans are also a ma
jor factor in the violence which
occurs in games at Barnhill Are
na. Spectators throw cups and
ice on the floor and opposing
players and radio announcers
must warn listeners of the
obscenity which they are sure to
Since the Walker incident,
Arkansas officials have changed
the location of the visiting locker
room at Barnhill Arena so the
opposing team does not have to
pass in front of the student sec
tion on its way to and from the
Arkansas students were in
volved in a confrontation with
the Longhorns as they entered
their locker room following the
The special committee look
ing into the incident is made up
of SWC Commissioner Cliff
Speegle, along with faculty rep
resentatives from Rice, Baylor
and Texas Tech.
The committee met Sunday
to review 30 pages of testimony
and videotapes shot from four
angles documenting a series of
incidents that took place during
the Texas-Arkansas game at
Fayetteville Feb. 6.
Late in the overtime period
of what turned out to be an
Arkansas win, bitter feelings
erupted in pushing and shoving
among players.
Then, after the game, Texas
coach Abe Lemons became
embroiled in a yelling match
with an Arkansas fan.
The most obvious of the inci
dents was a punch thrown by
Walker at Texas guard Ray Har
per with 18 seconds to play.
T hat blow came in full view of
the game officials, who ejected
The league meeting took the
better part of seven hours Sun
day and the conference then
issued a brief statement:
“After reviewing videotape
taken from several angles of tiie
altercation that took place dur
ing the Texas-Arkansas game
on Feb. 6, the conference
affirmed its support of the game
officials in ejecting Ail
basketball player Darrell
from the game.
“The SWC does noted
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of the officials, but the
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March 5.”
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