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—The Daily Collegian Thursday, September 9, 1976
Steeler path to
title looks clear
NEW YORK (AP) You
start with ' the Pittsburgh
Steelers ... and you probably
finish with them, too.
Unless something goes
awfully wrong, the Steelers
will once again be. the
champions of the American
And unless Miami reasserts
the power that once had it
wearing a premature
"dynasty" label, or Oakland
finally sheds its "can't win
the big one" image, the
, Steelers will also line up for
the kickoff as AFC champions
in the National Football
League's Super Bowl XI next
The Steelers won't run
away with the Central title,
not with Houston and Cin
cinnati in the division. But
they'll win the crucial games
against the Oilers and
Bengals, and plenty of other
The dogfight will be for
second place and,. playoff
wise, a possible wild card.
Our educated guess? The
Oilers will come up with the
In the East, the Dolphins,
barely nosed out of the title
and playoffs, will rebound
and nose out Baltimore this
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time around. It'll be a two
team race most of the season.
Buffalo, minus O.J. Simpson
will ' nosedive back to
In the West, it'll be a 1 1 / 2 -
team race. That is, for half
the season, Denver will hang
in there with Oakland but as
has happened in recent years,
the Broncos will stumble in
the second half and the
Raiders will cruise to the
New England Patriots
New York Jets
San Diego Chargers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kansas City Chiefs
Terry • Bradshaw a
muscular masterful play
caller. Franco Harris and
Rocky Bleier, diverse and
often unstoppable runners.
Lynn Swann, a sticky
fingered, acrobatic receiver.
Joe Greene and friends, ,an
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Stealin' the show
Nicklaus wants World Open
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) —Jack Nicklaus,
who proved his point last week, confidently
looks for his second triumph in a row in the
$200,000 World Open Golf Tournament.
"I got tired of reading about what a bad
year I was haying, how poorly I was playing,
how long it had been since I won," Nicklaus
He ended that sort of talk, answered his
critics and reaffirmed his position as the
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Penn State's veteran fullback Sharon Duffey
will be back bothering the oppositions' foward lines
in the 1976 campaign.
game's premier performer with a convincing
four-stroke triumph in the rich World Series
of Golf. ,
"Actually, I haven't played all that badly.
I've played pretty well. I just haven't won as
much as I might like," Nicklaus said.
The record bears him out. He's now won
twice this season. He's been second three
times, including the British Open. He was
third in the Masters.
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At Pocono Invite
By BARB SHELLY
Collegian Sports Writer
Penn State is located in the field hockey
belt of the United States, where talent is
richest and competiton is toughest.
This weekend, at the Mt. Pocono
Invitational tournament, the Lady Lion
stickwomen get an idea of their own strength,
as well as a preview of what to expect from
Penn State coach Gillian Rattray
welcomed the chance to see her team in
action before the season opens Sept. 28, at
Millersville. Only five letterwomen return
from the 1975 squad and 16 players are new to
Despite the turnover, the Lady Lions'
forward line has remained fairly intact since
last season. Veterans Chris Larson, Charlene
Morett, and Susan Ward are back, and Becca
Garwood, a junior transfer from Ursinus,
replaces graduated Susie McCoy.
'Morett, a sophomore, led the attack last
season with 12 goals and two assists. Larson
followed with four goals and six assists, and
Ward tallied two goals.
In the backfield, junior Sharon Duffey
returns as fullback ; Barb Stephan, one of two
seniors on the team, will move from midfield
to backfield, and Joni Mannarino will see her
first varsity action as a fullback.
Sophomores Jody Field, Jane Haythorn
thwaite, and Jo Shelly will line up at midfield
and last year's junior varsity goalie, Lee
Staog, will replace graduated Debbie Hess in
the nets. Freshman Nancy Deal will travel to
the invitational at Tobyhanna as a substitute.
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Rattray said a list of teams in the tour
nament has not been released. It was known, 5.
however, that two of Penn State's toughest
rivals, Lock Haven and East Stroudsburg
will be playing, and possibly the Lady Lions
will get a look at top national powerhouses
West Chester and Ursinus.
"I'm just happy that we'll be having
competitive experience. We need this early l, •
in the season," Rattray said.
A look at the schedule hints that the Lady .
Lions indeed have a tough fall. Three of their
opponents placed among the top five teams ,
nationally last year. Lock Haven ranked
fifth, while West Chester took the top spot"
after beating Ursinus in .dvertime at the
Fortunately, Penn State will have some
time to warm up for those opponents, which , .
are the last three on the schedule. However,
with competititon such as Maryland, Slip- -
pery Rock, and East Stroudsburg, the Lady
Lions will have little chance for a breather.
Last spring was the last season Pollock
Fields would be used for intercollegiate
competition. Women's field hockey and
lacrosse games will be held on a special field
just east of the flower gardens. Rattray
admitted the location across Park Avenue
near East Halls may be a disadvantage, but
said the surface of the field is a markee '
improvement over that of Pollock.
Penn State is one of the first schools in the :
nation to reserve a field, complete with an
electric scoreboard and bleachers, for field.
hockey and lacrosse. The location is still
unchristened, but should be named and on
the map later this season. a'