The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 02, 1986, Image 7

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Tuesday, December 2, 1986AThe Battalion/Page 7 S Sports Papers say Pardee headed to Houston as head coach HOUSTON (AP) — Former NFL and USFL coach Jack Par- | dee will succeed Bill Yeoman as head coach at the University of Houston, according to two pub- | lished reports Monday. “It’s not tied up in a neat little I bow as of yet, but I think we’re going to be delighted with our new coach,” an unidentified I source was quoted as saying in the Houston Chronicle. “Unless there’s some stumbling blocks, we will be in a position to have an announcement Tues day,” a Dallas limes Herald source said. University officials scheduled a press conference Tuesday at 10 a.m., spokesman Mark Sanders said Monday afternoon. The meeting will concern athletics, but Sanders said he could not comment on specifics of the scheduled conference. I he Chronicle said the school’s search committee Monday would recommend Pardee to the Inter collegiate Athletics Council, which must approve and forward its recommendation to the uni versity’s board of regents. Others interviewed for the job were Texas A&M offensive coor dinator Lynn Amedee, Arkansas State coach and athletic director Larry Lacewell, Philadelphia Ea gles defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, and former Mississippi State assistant Cary Mullins. Phil lips and Lacewell later withdrew from consideration. Pardee, a college linebacker at A&M, was head coach of the NFL’s Chicago Bears from 1975- 77 and the Washington Redskins from 1978-80. He also was head coach of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers. The Houston Post reported Monday that Amedee is being mentioned to replace Louisiana State coach Bill Arnsparger, who announced his resignation Satur day. Amedee said he has not talked with anyone from LSU and that if offered the Houston job first, he would accept it without waiting for LSU. “If they offered the Houston job tomorrow, I wouldn't back up,” he said. “You’ve got to take it.” Amedee said he spoke to Houston officials last week. “I think it’s down to two,” he said. “I think they want to hire a guy around the Texas area who knows the Texas kids. That’s why I think I’m qualified for the job. Pardee’s got a great name. It’s down to whether they want a name or a college coach.” AP Top 20 The Top Twenty teams in the Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses. 1986 record, total points based on 20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5- 4-3-2-1 and ranking in last week's poll: Record Pts Pvs 1. Miami, Fla. (53). 11-0-0 1,155 1 2. Penn State (5) 11-0-0 1,092 2 3. Oklahoma 10-1-0 1,053 3 4. Michigan 10-1-0 984 4 5. LSU 9-2-0 877 5 6. Nebraska 9-2-0 861 6 7. Arizona St. 9-1-1 777 8 8. Texas A&M 9-2-0 710 10 9. Arkansas 9-2-0 692 9 10. Auburn 9-2-0 631 14 11. Ohio St. 9-3-0 578 11 12. Washington 8-2-1 561 13 13. Alabama 9-3-0 452 7 14. Baylor 8-3-0 337 16 15. UCLA 7-3-1 316 15 16. Arizona 8-3-0 307 12 17. Georgia 8-3-0 234 18 18. N. C. State 8-2-1 135 1 / 2 19 19. Iowa 8-3-0 127 20 20. Stanford 8-3-0 125 Maryland’s Ross quits as Terps head coach (AP) — Maryland’s Bobby Ross became the latest head coach to leave his job Monday, while Louisiana State’s Bill Arnsparger could move into an athletic director role at either LSU or Florida, as college football’s game of musical chairs continued. The Terrapins had a 39-19-1 re cord in five seasons under Ross, who resigned with three years remaining on his contract. He cited unfulfilled promises regarding upgrading of Maryland’s Byrd Stadium and new practice facilities and hinted at lack of adminstration support. After informing his players that he was leaving, Ross said, “It did not appear that some things I thought would be important in improving our program were going to be there. Certain commitments that I had made to the players I haven’t been able to fulfill. “I felt badly about that. When I say something, I feel it’s important that I be able to live up to that. There had come a time when 1 wasn’t able to do that.” Over the weekend. Bill Arnsparger announced his resigna tion at Louisiana State and Fred Ak ers was fired after 10 seasons at Texas. Arnsparger, approaching 60, will remain to coach the Tigers through its Sugar Bowl game against Nebraska, but said he would not coach again after that. Arnsparger, who spent three years at LSU after 20 years in the NFL, could wind up as athletic direc tor either at LSU or Florida. Arnsparger declined to pick a fa vorite as successor, but reportedly he is pushing Mike Archer, LSU’s de fensive coordinator. Aggies to open season with No. 11 Oklahoma By Danny Myers Sports Writer The Texas A&M men’s basketball team will tip off its 1986-87 season against llth-ranked University of Oklahoma today at 7:30 p.m. in Norman, Okla. The Sooners (1 -1) began their sea son by hosting the Coca-Cola NIT Classic in Norman. They opened with a 119-1 10 victory over Brigham Young University in which Sooner guard Tim McCalister scored a ca reer-high 44 points including a 5- for-6 performance from three-point range. In the next round, Oklahoma dropped a 90-81 decision to fourth- ranked University of Nevada-Las Vegas. McCalister led the Sooners with 32 points and was again 5-for-6 on three-point shots. A&M Head Coach Shelby Metcalf beginning his 24th season said the Aggies will have a tough time with Oklahoma. “What concerns me is that they have already played the Russians and BYU and UNLV, and it helps to get those first few games under your belt,” he said. “We’re gonna be the dog. They have some great players. “(McCalister) will probably lead the nation in scoring this year. We’re going to have to go out and get him.” The Aggies will have to go out and get him with a squad that in cludes nine new faces, including two junior college transfers that have set tled into starting positions. Jessie Spinner, a 6-10 junior from Los An geles, will take over at center and John Trezvant, a 6-7 junior from San Francisco, will start at forward. Even though A&M has been picked to finish in the lower half of the Southwest Conference, Metcalf said the Aggies have a good club. Forward Winston Crite, a three- year letterman, did not start in A&M’s 103-83 exhibition victory over the Coors-Continental Flyers on Nov. 18 as he was still recovering from a broken hand. But Metcalf said Crite is fine now and will start nprapnilll Photo by Anthony S. Casper Texas A&M guard James McGhee goes for the block in an earlier exhibition game against the Continental Coors Flyers. against the Sooners. Crite was the team’s leading rebounder last year, averaging 8.0 boards per game and 8.4 in Southwest Conference play. He also was the second leading scorer on last year’s team averaging 13.3 points per game, and is the only A&M player to block six shots in one game. The probable starters at the guard positions are 6-0 senior Todd Hollo way and 6-5 junior Paul Crawford. Darryl McDonald, a 6-4 junior from New York, is supposed to help the Aggies at guard this year but he re-injured a still ailing left knee in practice Saturday. Trainer Mike “Radar” Ricke said the injury was a sprain, and he expects McDonald to be out of action for approximately 10 days. This holiday season, get the u Write Stuff’ at the right price. Now you can get the competitive edge when classes begin in January. With a Macintosh™ personal computer, and all the write extras. 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Feast on the fabulous foods enjoyed only by the King’s court and served up in royal style. Enjoy the magic, the music and the merry making of the king’s court jesters and jugglers. A.nd a consort of the king’s madrigal-singing friends will lift your spirits with yuletide carols old and new. Tickets to the Medieval/Madrigal Feaste are $17.75 each for students and $20 each for non-students. Discounts are available for groups of 12 or more. For reservations, call the MSC Box Office, 845-1234. VISA and MasterCard accepted. 4fMSC Madrigal Dinners Committee Memorial Student Center • Texas A<ScM University