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The Michigan Daily

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Tarpley, Chance
roll over Moe's

ay, July 19, 1983

The way Roy Tarpley, Alan Hardy,
and company are playing, the cry of the
Sandy Sander's summer basketball
league should be, "Break up the Chan-
The Chance barely worked up a sweat
in downing Moe's Sport Shop, 76-47 in
first round playoff action in the San-
der's league at Pioneer High last night.
And in the sweltering Pioneer Gym,
that'sno easy trick.
TARPLEY, who figures to play a
much bigger role with hisregular team,
Michigan, this winter, led all scorers
with 19 points. Teammate and former
Wolverine Hardy added 15. Mark Bostic
and ex-Wolverine Joe James had 12
each for Moe's.
Using a variety of slams and behind-
the-back passes The Chance built early
leads of 8-0 and 20-8 in the first half.
Hardy, playing and looking more like
a center than a small forward, chalked
up a fearsome one-hand slam, a behind-
the--back slam, and a behind-the-back
pass to Tarpley for the slam to spark
the intinidating Chance squad.
Behind the play of guard Percy
Cooper and James Gore, Moe's fought
back to make the score 24-21 but that's
as close as they got. The Chance led at
the half, 42-25.
THE CHANCE came out flying in the
second half, scoring the first ten points
of the half to put the game on ice. Con-
secutive blocks by Hardy foiled scoring

attempts by the losing squad.
The highlight of the half was probably
Hardy's one-hand, hang-on-the-rim-for-
awhile-and-enjoy-the-view jam.
The Chance's victory advances them
to the semi-finals next Monday at 8:30
p.m. against Franklin Wright. Moe's
will play Hathaway House in the con-
solation bracket just prior to the Chan-
ce-Wright matchup.
Rellford revives Wright
Clutch shooting by a trim Richard
Rellford rallied Franklin-Wright from
an eight-point deficit and downed
Hathaway House, 66-62, last night in
Sandy Sanders Basketball playoff ac-
tion. The loss puts Hathaway House into
the league's consolation bracket and
advances Franklin-Wright to the semi-
finals against The Chance.
Hathaway came out smoking in the
second half after a close 33-31 score at
the intermission. They held a 56-48 lead
when Michigan State sophomore
Patrick Ford sparked the Franklin-
Wright comeback by hitting three con-
secutive shots. A dunk on a rebound and
a pair of free throws by Rellford tied
the game at 58.
Rellford then stole an inbound pass
and was fouled by Gerard Rudy with
eight seconds left. Rellford iced the
game by hitting both free throws. Ex-
Michigan star Johnny Johnson hit for 16
points in the first half to keep Franklin-
Wright in the game. -DAN COVEN

Michigan sophomore Roy Tarpley pulls down one of his many rebounds that
led The Chance to their overwhelming 76-47 victory over Moe's Sport Shop
last night in the first round of the Sandy Sanders basketball tournament at
Pioneer High School.

Reagan congratulates Panthers


DENVER (AP) - Jim Stanley thought it was a
good year for the United States Football League -
and so did Ronald Reagan.
Stanley, the coach of the USFL's inaugural cham-
pions, the Michigan Panthers, was barely a minute
into yesterday morning's news conference following
his team's 24-22 Sunday night victory over
Philadelphia when the phone rang. It was Air Force
One, flying down the east coast to Florida.
"MAY I HAVE the correct spelling of your last
name, please." the military operator aboard the
president's plane said crisply.
"May I have your middle initial?"
There was a pause.
"HELLO," said the President.
"This is Ronald Reagan...I just wanted to
congratulate you and all the members of the
Michigan Panthers. You showed great determination
and I'm sure it's doubly sweet since it came after a
slow start," a reference to the team losing four of its
first five games.
"Having played football myself and having broad-
cast it for a number of years," the President went
on, " it's great to see your finish. My best wishes to
the Panthers, the Stars and all of the USFL."
"IT'S A GREAT honor for you to call," Stanley told
the President. "I know the USFL is thankful for this
and I personally want to thank you."
"It's a privilege to congratulate you," President
Reagan replied. "Goodbye and good luck."
Stanley said it was more than a team victory
achieved by the Panthers, who won the Central
Division title with a 12-6 record and beat the Oakland

Invaders 37-21 in the playoffs before holding off the
"THE USFL is here to stay," he said. "We're proud
for every team in the league."
And, in a reference to Detroit, he said, "Our city
has been hard-pressed by unemployment. I hope
we've been able to give them some success to relate
to." It was the city's first pro football championship
since the Detroit Lions won the National Football
League title in 1957.
"I know we have growing pains to come through,"
Stanley said, "but we've achieved more than we ex-
pected to in our first year."
THEY DID IT in part because of the rapid develop-
ment of rookie quarterback Bobby Hebert and
because of the early-season arrival of several former
NFL players, offensive linemen like Ray Pinney,
Tyrone McGriff and Thom Dornbrook, a trio of ex-
Pittsburgh Steelers who gave Hebert the protection
he needed.
"Bobby has a chance to beas good as anyone in any
league," Stanley said. "He's probably made as much
progress as anyone around. He already had a quick
arm and a quick mind when he came to us.
"And when the veterans came in," Stanley added,
"they gave us the leadership we really needed at that
Hebert, who finished as the USFL's first passing
champion, threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns ~
against the Stars and was the championship game's
Most Valuable Player.
"PASSING has been one of our fortes all year,"
said Stanley. "We have the ability to throw itand cer-
tainly have the ability to catch it.
"For us to sit on the football against the Stars and

try to run out the clock would have been detrimental
to our league, to our beliefs."
He also said he felt the Panthers could have scored
three more touchdowns in the first half and
Philadelphia could have scored a couple had it not
been for the teams' mistakes.
White's ruling favors NCAA
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Supreme Court Justice
Byron White, an All-America halfback, has blocked
a ruling that invalidated the NCAA's multimillion-
dollar arrangement with television networks on
college football broadcasts.
White took the action Saturday, but the Supreme
Court did not make it public until yesterday.
HIS ORDER HOLDS up a federal appeals court
ruling that the broadcasting deal is anti-competitive
because it reduces the number of games available to
TV viewers nationwide on fall Saturdays.
The NCAA's contracts with the networks involve
$74.3 million in payments in 1989, and affect audien-
ces of up to 22.5 million for each game broadcast.
White asked the University of Oklahoma Board of
Regents and the University of Georgia Athletic
Association, which brought the challenge to the
television package, to respond by today.
White, who earned the nickname "Whizzer" at the
University of Colorado in the 1930s and later plied his
football skills with the Pittsburgh Steelers and
Detroit Lions, also invited the Justice Department to
give its view of the antitrust questions involved.
The NCAA adopts policies governing how football is
played in its 785 member colleges and 100 athletic
conferences. Under its arrangements with ABC and
CBS, the networks may telecast 14 games each fall.


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