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1979

1 Jan. 1979
Pregnant Pause
Reese's girlfriend claims to be pregnant. If that's the case they must make plans for their future that depend on scholarships, employment and marriage. That's a heavy load for high school students, are they old enough to manage?
 
8 Jan. 1979
Wanna Bet?
Coach Reeves sees a kid hustling basketball in a playground. Reeves him in a bets a one on one where if Reeves wins this kid comes to Carver to play basketball and finish his schooling. Coach soon learns not everyone can be helped.
 
15 Jan. 1979
That Old Gang of Mine
Basketball player, Ricky Gomez was cut from the team due to, poor grades on his academics, and he joins a gang that he once, belonged to.
 
27 Jan. 1979
One of the Boys
A new transfer student joins the team but when rumors start surfacing that the kid is gay, the coach and the team don't know how to deal.
 
3 Feb. 1979
Airball
Reeve sees Bobby Magnum hustling in a playground and that is his living. Coach has his own bet. If Reeve wins, Magnum will come to Carver and finish high school. He can not only play basketball but finish high school. But its not that easy.
 
10 Feb. 1979
We're in the Money
Coach Reeves takes the team to a tournament in Las Vegas and the players, instead of resting for the games, decide to take money borrowed from schoolmates and hit the casinos.
 
17 Feb. 1979
Spare the Rod
Reeves is teaching gym. A kid refuses to conform and hits him. Coach returns a punch but feels being an adult he is more responsible. As the story unfolds Reeves is hit with the fact that not all kids can he helped.
 
24 Feb. 1979
The Great White Dope
Salami is the high school tough guy who gets the idea of club fighting for extra money. Street fighting doesn't translate to boxing as well as Salami thinks he's not exactly the next Rocky Balboa.
 
5 Mar. 1979
Mainstream
The school system attempts to interlink kids with disabilities into the mainstream. An attempt is made to place an autistic boy on the team. Tom doesn't dominate, but the players show a nice side despite their tough veneer.
 
26 Mar. 1979
Little Orphan Abner
Goldstein's shyness makes him the forgotten man on the team. When his grandfather takes ill, the players show him partial compassion. But only til his grandfather comes home. Goldstein must grow out of his shell and command respect.
 
9 Apr. 1979
LeGrande Finale
The basketball seasons ends with some promise of am improved team next year. The players had gotten in the habit of singing together as a pastime. The music teacher helps them start an a Capella band for the school dance.
 
17 Sep. 1979
On the Line
Witherspoon writes for Carver's newspaper. While covering the basketball team he finds out Jackson is involved in a betting ring. Witherspoon must decide between exposing Jackson or repressing the truth.
 
24 Sep. 1979
Albert Hodges
After wrongfully being imprisoned, Albert Hodges wishes to finish high school, but is mistrusting of all white people. He is forced to face that his own fears are his worst problem.
 
1 Oct. 1979
The Cross-Town Hustle
Reese is scouted by another school that has some perks Carver doesn't offer. However, Reece learns a lesson most teens have to learn the hard way there are no greener pastures.
 
8 Oct. 1979
Sudden Death
Reeves convinces the parents of an academically gifted student to let him join the team. Although good at basketball, young Randy seems to lack endurance. Unbeknownst to everybody he has some internal problems causing his death.
 
15 Oct. 1979
A Silent Cheer
Jeff Simpson joins the team. For a time he is able to hide a big secret, he is deaf. The players assume his lack of social participation is a stuck up attitude. Its only a matter of time before the truth shows itself.
 
29 Oct. 1979
No Place Like Home
Due to a house fire, Coolidge is forced to spend a few weeks with Coach. Coolidge is enjoying the roommate atmosphere and finds the coach less strict than his mother he does begin to wear thin his welcome with the coach.
 
5 Nov. 1979
Globetrotters
When the team begins to dominate, they believe they're too good for community service. Coach aligns with the Harlem Globetrotters to server "Humble Pie" to the Carver 10.
 
12 Nov. 1979
Me?
Coach Reeves teaches sex education and the subject is VD. The startling reality hits home when two of the basketball team's leading players may be infected after encountering the same girl. Friendships and confidence is tested.
 
26 Nov. 1979
Needle
Hayward's cousin, dies from a fatal overdose of heroine. Hayward decides, to take the matters into his own hands by getting revenge, at the drug dealer who was responsible for his cousin's death.
 
3 Dec. 1979
Sliding By
Mack Wade, a "can't-miss" basketball prospect, transfers to Carver to finish out high school. Wade has tons of scholarship offers from colleges, both academic and athletic. However, when Wade starts having troubles in the classroom, Coach Reeves realizes Mack has been passed through because of his basketball potential, even though he's a group two functional illiterate.
 
18 Dec. 1979
Delores, of Course
Jackson, was unaware that his former girlfriend, turns out to be a prostitute.
 
25 Dec. 1979
A Christmas Present
Christmas is approaching. Sybil Buchanan is pregnant and ready to reunite with her husband. While he isn't a bad man, he isn't quite as strong on commitment as a husband and father needs to be. Some very important decisions are made.
 

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