The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 17, 1985, Image 9

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    Thursday, January 17, 1985AThe Battalion/Page 9
Aggies escape TCU;
Tech zaps Arkansas
Associated Press
r'ORT WORTH —Junior guard
K?nny Brown hit 22 points and key
baskets down the stretch to power
Texas A&M to a 65-60 overtime vic
tory over TCU Wednesday night in
a Southwest Conference game.
A&M held a 51-49 lead and the
ball with 45 seconds left in regula
tion when TCU’s Tracy Mitchell
stripped Todd Holloway of the ball
to start a fast break. Carven Hol
combe’s tip-in on that break knotted
the score at 51 and Brown missed a
25-foot jump shot as time expired.
But in the overtime, A&M
jumped to a quick four-point lead on
a field goal and a pair of free throws
by Brown. Winston Crite’s follow
shot with 1:05 left in the overtime
upped the Aggie lead to 57-52.The
score was tied 28-28 at the half.
Brown hit 10 of 18 from the field,
mostly from 18 feet or more along
the baseline to lead A&M, 10-5 over
all and 2-2 in the SWC, to a 61 per
cent showing from the field. TCU
slipped to 9-7 and 1-4.
Texas Tech 64, Arkansas 48
LUBBOCK — Senior guard
Bubba Jennings canned 20 points
and Texas Tech hit a school record
67.5 percent from the floor en route
to a 64-48 thumping of Arkansas in
Southwest Conference basketball
play Wednesday night.
The drubbing, which dropped
Arkansas’ conference record to 3-2
and 12-5 overall, was the worst ever
conference loss for an Eddie Sutton-
coached Southwest Conference
Tech improved its record to 10-4
overall, 3-1 in the SWC.
Texas 68, Baylor 65
WACO — Texas center John
Brownlee scored 21 points and the
Longhorns held off a furious Baylor
rally to defeat the Bears, 68-65,
Wednesday night in a Southwest
Conference basketball matchup.
Baylor erased a 12-point Texas
lead down the stretch. The Long
horns largest lead was 59-47 on a
slam by Carlton Cooper midway
(brought the second half.
Six points, four on free throws in
the final 44 seconds by Texas guard
Karl Willock, lifted the Longliorns
to their third SWC victory against
two losses. Texas is 10-5 overall
while Baylor is 7-8 and 0-4 in the
Houston 77, Rice 73
HOUSTON — Houston guard
Eric Dickens scored six straight
points and Braxton Clark hit a layup
in the final 1:36 to rally the Cougars
to a 77-73 Southwest Conference
basketball victory over Rice Wednes
day night.
Houston, 11-4 for the season,
upped its SWC record to 3-1. Rice
dropped to 8-7 and 1-3 and now tra
ils the series 28-1 against their cross
town rivals.
Football to jam to high-tech
Ags To Play Real Texas
Texas A&M’s guard Beth Young, who leads
the Aggies in assists with 67, looks to pass
the ball to a teammate as UTSA’s Karen
Kroen defends. Lynn Hickey’s Aggies (8-6,
1-3) beat the “other” Texas team on their
schedule earlier this season and will battle
No. 2 UT in Austin at 1:30 p.m Saturday.
Shelby Metcalf’s Aggief (10-5, 2-2) will tan
gle with the Longhormat 12:08 p.m. Sunday
in the Frank Erwin Sp'cial Events Center.
UPI Columnist
jamming us again, Coach,” the tight
end complains as he returns to the
bench after being penalized for
eavesdropping. “I couldn’t hear the
snap count.”
Jamming, I predict, will be only
one of the electronic capabilities
football teams will develop if the
rules are changed to authorize hel
mets wired for sound.
Each squad also eventually will
hire a high-tech coordinator. There
will be repairmen, as well as trainers
and doctors, along the sidelines and
game officials will be empowered to
impose a couple of new penalties for
There would be two types of in
fractions, as I see it — one major, the
other minor. Accidentally grabbing
a face mike would carry only a 5-
yard penalty. But if a player, in the
opinion of an official, deliberately
tuned into the other side’s huddle,
his team could be set back 15 yards
for unnecessary radioactivity.
“Intent” would be the cliche word
in the broadcast booth. The referee
must decide whether a blitzing line
backer intended to steal the other
team’s signals or whether he picked
up the cadence accidentally while
trying to bring in a “Top 40” station.
The idea oehind the proposed
rules change, as I understand it,
would be to enable offensive players,
particularly wide receivers, to hear
the quarterback’s voice over crowd
I cannot help but believe, how
ever, that electronic technology
could be used to improve commu
nications all over the stadium.
Coaches, for example, now must
send in plays by substitutes or by
wig-wagging from the sidelines.
Why not use telegraph keys?
I mean, the offensive braintrust
employs the Morse Code to indicate
whether they want a pass or a run.
Meanwhile, across the field, de
fensive coaches could be tapping out
similar instructions — sending word
to the secondary to line up in a
“zone” or “man-to-man” coverage
and designating the players they
want to “red-dog.”
The only additional staff member
I can foresee an immediate need for
would be a wireless operator. But as
soon as some team added a decoder,
all sorts of cryptographers and deci
pherment specialists would be hired.
Will each side be given additional
time-outs for equipment checks?
And what happens if a player’s ear
phones go dead after all the time
outs have been used? And what
about the first time the coaching
staff hooks up a line to a computer
sequestered in the dressing room or
high in the grandstand where some
of the assistant coaches normally sit?
These are questions the rule-mak
ers must address as time goes by,
along with the one arising the first
time a cornerback asks his bench to
play “As Time Goes By.”
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