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I2—The Daily Collegian Friday, Feb. 16, 1979
NCAA favors four-team playoff
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such a playdff should be kept in a trust
fund to help colleges in need of financial
assistance for their sports programs."
Southeastern Conference Com
missioner Boyd McWhorter agrees that
the revenue would be beneficial to
college athletics, but he feels that it
shouldn't be the main selling point for a
championship playoff. •
"I think you have to look at something
other than the bottom line all the time,"
McWhorter says. "The pros are in it to
make money, but that can't be our prime
consideration. We have to be concerned
with the educational side, too. I feel as
though it would intrude on the student
calendar too much."
Paterno doesn't agree. He says it's
hypocritical for people to say too much
time is lost from class when most of the
time is vacation period anyway. And he
points to the basketball and baseball
playoffs, which take even more time
Lietzke on top in round one
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Bruce
Lietzke, the cross-handed putter who
holds the Canadian Open •title,
emerged from a multiple-man
scramble with a 7-under-par 63 and
took the first-round lead Thursday in
the $250,000 Joe Garagiola-Tucson
Open Golf Tournament.
Lietzke, who has had putting
problems most of the season, solved
the bumpy greens with nine one
putts. "I've hit the ball at least that
well every round this year," he said.
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"I don't see how it would really, be a
detriment to an athlete," Penn State
Athletic Director Ed Czekaj says.
"You're talking about a small number of
athletes going an extra two weeks."
And how do the players feel about a
playoff system? They're the ones who
would have to keep strapping on their
shoulder pads until the middle of
January, so it only seems fair to get their
"In college, you should be more in
terested in an education than football
and athletics," Penn State flanker Bob
Bassett says. "Not only that, but in my
four years here, I only spent one
Christmas with my parents. I don't know
if football is worth all that much. You're
not getting paid. If you would, that's an
entirely different story."
Bassett says he likes the way things
"I think a little bit of mystery goes
along with the polls," he says. "It's the
type of thing where no one can actually
"The difference was that I finally got
some putts to go in.
"I don't know why. I really wish I
did. I was working on stroke No. 459-
A. But it's still cross-handed. I'll
never change that."
At 64, one stroke off the pace on the
little Randolph Park Municipal
course, were former Masters
champion Tommy Aaron and three
Monday qualifiers, Mike Brannan,
Curtis Strange and Jim Nelford, a
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tell which team is No. 1 in the nation. I
think it's good for college football. But I
would probably be in the minority
among Penn State players,, especially
seeing that Joe (Paterno) is for it."
All-American defensive tackle Matt
Millen is one of the majority. He feels the
wire service polls are bad mechanisms
for determing a national champion.
"I don't like opinion -formed national
chimps," Millen says. "We were as
good as anyone else the past two years.
The people from different parts of the
country who vote had little exposure to
us or else they didn't care for Eastern
football too much."
Millen has no objections to lengthening
"What the heck, we're into January
already anyway," he says. "For me,
lengthening the season doesn't matter
because I have fun playing. Heck, you
could have 40 games it wouldn't
matter to me."
Heavily recruited Warner signs with Lions
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Curt
Warner, the most heavily recruited high
school football player in West Virginia,
said yesterday he decided to sign with
Penn State "because the atmosphere
"I just felt good signing there,"
Warner said before signing a non
binding letter of intent in the presence of
Penn State assistant coach Tim Curley.
Pineville officials held a brief afternoon
media conference at the school to of
ficially announce Warner's decision.
"I was very impressed with coach
Paterno and the players I met up there,"
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The players, however, won't deter
mine the ultimate fate of the proposal.
The Division 1-A athletic directors, or in
some cases, faculty representatives, will
be the ones who will vote on the plan.
Most of the representatives from the
Big Ten and Pacific Ten Conferences
have gone on record as being opposed to
the proposal. But many of the other
major schools like Penn State, Notre
Dame, Louisiana State and Arkansas
have expressed their approval.
"It's amazing there's almost a 50-50
split between the ones who favor it and
the ones who don't," Czekaj says. "I,
myself, don't see any hardship with the
proposal. I don't 'care what plan you
come up with you're still going to have
some problems. To me, this is the most
feasible one with less problems than any
The overriding question is: Do enough
major college representatives share
said Warner, who attended the Penn
State-Maryland game last fall and also
made an official recruiting visit to the
State College, Pa., campus last month.
"I don't have anything against any of
the other schools ... but Penn State did a
nice job of recruiting me," he said.
"Their offensive line is great ... they
really move people. Penn State goes to a
bowl game every year. I'm looking
forward to that."
Penn State was the top-ranked team in
the country last season before being
upset by Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.
Warner's Pineville High School team
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Lady cagers win big;
Kuhl nears point mark
By NANCY BAUER
Daily Collegian Sports Writer
Nancy Kuhl kept Penn State fans
awake last night as she narrowed in
on 1,000 points for her career, scoring
27 in a 100-38 romp over Millersville.
The Lady Lion's playmaking guard
needs only 14 points to reach the MO
point plateau. •
The 5-7 senior became Penn State's
second leading all-time scorer,
surpassing Mag Strittmatter's 975
mark, with her career-high effort.
Teammate Jen Bednarek is the all
time scoring leader with 1,176.
Kuhl could reach 1,000 tonight at
Rec Hall against Delaware.
"I figured I'd get it (1,000) in one of
the last games of the season," Kuhl
said. "They (teammates and fans)
were sort of pushing for me to shoot. I
didn't play the way I usually play I
ended 10-2, losing to Doddridge County in
the state Class A playoffs.
Warner admitted he learned a lot
about the college football recruiting
process from Robert Alexander, a highly
touted running back at South Charleston
(W.Va.) High School two years ago who
signed at West Virginia University.
Alexander has been a disappointment
for the Mountaineers in his first two
"I learned a lot about what he did,"
Warner said: "But there was no pressure
put on me to go to Morgantown the way
there was Robert. It was my own
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Kuhl received more playing time
than the rest of her teammates in
order to close in on the mark. • ,
"We wanted her to get those points
at home," Penn State coach Pat
Meiser said. Penn State has three
remaining home games against
Delaware, Slippery Rock and Lock
Reserves got plenty of playing time '
as Penn State scored the first 20 '
points of the game. All the Lady Lion •
starters were replaced with 11:22 left
in the first half. Kuhl returned with
five minutes left in the half, and Penn
State led 56-20 at intermission.
Kuhl connected on 13 of 28 field
goals, with 19 points in the second half
12 coming with about six minutes
remaining in the game. •
decision, and I think I made a good one:
"West ' Virginia's recruiter (Joel
Hicks) said a few things I didn't care for
when they recruited me ... I sat there
and listened, but I didn't like it. .
"But I don't have anything against any
other school. I told myself that I wanted
to go to a good school."
Warner has also received college
basketball and baseball offers, and has
been told by Penn State's football
coaches he can play baseball if lie
wishes. Warner has been named all
state in three sports.