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Reef's Playoff Predictions
Favor Pirates And Orioles
by Dave Ruef
As the baseball season draws to
a close, the bs. will fly thick and
fast, and the so-called experts
will predict their pennant
Being a so-called expert, I will
give you my fearless predictions
on the upcoming playoffs. It is
difficult in picking winners of
playoffs or the World Series. Past
records and which team has the
superstars means absolutely
nothing. Last year everyone
picked the Big Red Machine to
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demolish Baltimore. But the
Orioles, via the bat and glove of
Brooks Robinson, disposed of
Cincinati in 5 games.
In the National League
playoffs, I'll take the Bucs. Los
Angeles and San Francisco are
fighting it out in the National
League West. Both teams have
played very badly, and neither
appears to be in winning form.
The Pirates, shold be well rested
for the playoffs. And the best
hitting team in baseball with last
year's playoff defeat fresh in
their minds, should pick up the
In the American League, the
Baltimore Orioles, with four 20-
game winners, appear to have
that winning magic once again.
And one never knows what
Brooks has up his sleeve.
Oakland hopes to give them a
rough time. The pitching of Blue
and Hunter, and the mean bats of
Bando and Jackson could put salt
on the tail of the high-flying
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Penn State Boast
Of Veteran Team
Penn State football coach, Joe
Paterno, the winningest coach in
college football, boasts a veteran
The offense is made up entirely
of lettermen and sophomore
halfback Buddy Ellis is the only
non-letterman on the defensive
The Lion offense is built around
running backs Franco Harris and
Lydell Mitchell, who Paterno
(ally "the best one-two punch in
Harris, a 225-pound fullback,
and Mitchell, a 200-pound half
back, have both gained more
than 1,300 yards in their two
seasons at Penn State.
Quarterbacking will be John
Hufnagel, a junior who took over
the job when the Lions were 2-3 in
midseason last year and directed
the team to five straight vic
tories. Hufnagel will be backed
up by sophomore Steve Joachim.
. Senior Glen Cole rounds out the
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1 Notre Dame 6 Texas
2 _Michigan 7 Alabama
3 Nebraska 8 Oklahoma
4 Auburn 9 L. S. U.
5 . Colorado 10. Ohio State
Last season was celebrated as
the "Year of the Quarterback."
It appears that this year's
campaign will go 013 to be known
as the "Year of the Uncelebrated
This year for the second season
in eight years, Notre Dame is
without an All-American quar
terback. But quarterback or no
quarterback, collegiate football's
perennial winner will again find
themselves at the helm.
Michigan, which boasts the
finest offense in the nation,
backfield at flanker. Cole lettered
last year while seeing only
The offensive line has senior
Bob Parsons, a converted
quarterback, at tight end and
junior Scott Skarzynski at split
end. The tackles are offensive
captain Dave Joyner and junior
Craig Lyle. Senior Bob Knechtel
and junior Carl Schaukowitch are
the guards with senior Mike Botts
"The offensive line has
developed well during
preseason," Paterno notes.
"Joyner is an excellent college
tackle and we appear to have
Linebacking is the strength of
the Lion defense. Defensive
captain Charlie Zapiec joins
senior Gary Gray and juniors
Bruce Bannon and Jim Laslavic
at end with senior Frank
Ahrenhold and junior Jim Heller
should capture both the Big Ten
Championship and the Rose
Bowl, and achieve the number
two spot behind Notre Dame.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers,
defending national champions,
will put their controversial crown
on the line. Despite some ex
cellent talent, Nebraska just
doen't have enough to repeat.
combination of Pat Sullivan and
Terry Beasley should lead them
to a Southeastern Conference
Championship, and a national
ranking of fourth.
The University of Colorado, led
by 9.2 sprinter Cliff Branch,
should surprise many this year.
Only a defeat by Nebraska will
cost them a Big-Eight Conference
championship and ranking lower
Rounding out the top ten are:
Texas, who are rebuilding this
year; Alabama and Bear Byant,
who should take 7th; Oklahoma
in the Bth spot choice; Tommy
Cassanova's efforts should place
Louisiana 9th and Ohio State
rebuilds also, and should fall to
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The secondary probably will
have Ellis and senior Chuck
Mesko at the halfbacks With
junior Gregg Ducatte at safety.
Penn State has not had a losing
season since 1938. And with two
impressive victories over Navy
and lowa, it looks like Paterno's
crew is keeping the tradition.
The Behrend Booster Club will
show a "Highlights" film of the
1970 Penn State football team
Wednesday, October 6. This color
film will include all of last yeak's
games. It will be shown in the
Reed Union Building lecture
room at 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock
and a brief meeting will be held
between the films.
The Booster Club was
organized to help promote
athletics at Behrend. In the
past, the club has provided
various items of equipment that
the University is unable to
provide, helped the cheerleaders
with travel expenses, has written
articles for the local newspaper,
and has sponsored the Athletic
Any student who would like to
help the athletic program is
asked to contact any of the
coaches at Erie Hall.
, The club is especially in need of
a photographer and someone who
would like to help with sports
Booster Club membership can
also be attained from any of the
coaches for only $l.OO.
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