Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 30, 1974, Page 26

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August 30, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Now Ifs Moses Malone's Turn Cedar Rapids Gazette Instant Millionaire -UPI Telephoto Moses Malone, the 19-year-old prep star from Petersburg, Va., hoisted aloft a million-dollar contract Thursday in New York after signing with the Utah Stars of ABA. The 6-11 cager spurned a college career. ■Soil l*ep|kers % Gum Svhrndvr This is the second article on Gus Schrader’s Skywriters tour of Big Ten and Notre Dame football camps. Sunday: Minnesota Challenges. Poor Linemen MADISON, Wis. — Dearest Diary: 4:30 p.m. — We check into Madison’s Edgewater hotel, but you wouldn't recognize the place, Diary. It has a big, new wing built on it to the east, all overlooking beautiful Lake Mendota. Our thoughts are on anything but football as we watch the graceful sailboats skimming across the blue surface so quietly and cleanly. 4:40 p.m. — Wups, everybody checks in, that is, except us. Through a mixup, no room is assigned to us. Then bill MAREK we finally catch a break, as we get the room saved for Big Ten Commissioner Wayne Duke. Ifs big enough for a small scrimmage and hangs right over the lake. 5:15 p.m. — After a quick clean-up and filing the Northwestern column we wrote on the bus, we motor to Camp Randall to see the end of Wisconsin’s vigorous practice. 6:00 p.m. — About a dozen Badger players are tapped for interviews. We always hate to see the linemen passed up as the writers flock around the glamor barks, but we must confess we talked to QB Gregg Bohlig and halfback Bill Marek, too. Marek was Wisconsin’s wunderkind! last year. This half-Polish, half-German lad from Chicago wasn’t big enough to get a second look from Colorado and several other schools, but Coach John Jardine was glad Ho get him. “All I know' is I spent a lot of time talking him out of going to Notre Dame,” laughed Jardine. Marek was the first soph in Wisconsin history to gain over 1,000 yards. He got a whopping 1,207 for a five-yard avearge. He rolled up 203 yards against Iowa in 30 carries and scored four TDs in Wisconsin’s 35-7 win. Included were TD gallops of 45 and 32 yards. Why does everybody have his best day against poor old Iowa? Crewcut Convention 6:10 p.m. — We shift to Bohlig, the 5-11,172-pound QB who was No. 2 in Big Ten passing to Northwestern’s Mitch Anderson last year. But when they met, Wisconsin won a high-scoring thriller, 36-34, and Bohlig hit 13 of 16 for 253 yards and Anderson had only 12 of 24 for 207. ‘‘I felt I had to do better than Anderson if we were to beat Northwestern,” Bohlig says, “but for the season he had much better records than I.” We ask if the product of Eau Claire high has pro ambitions. “If they give me the opportunity,” he replies, “but the pros don’t go for guys as small as I am. I’m just lucky Wisconsin didn’t use the same requirements when they recruited me.” 6:45 p.m. — Wisconsin dispenses cocktails at its newly expanded “W Club” rooms under the stadium and Coach Jardine fields questions. It’s a pleasure for us short-haired 30-Lap Feature For Late Models A 30-lap feature for the late-models will wind up the regular stock car season Friday night at Hawkeye Downs. Drivers Curt Hansen of Dike and Vcrlin Eaker of Cedar Rapids will be leading the pack on the half-mile dirt oval and are the only drivers with any; chance of capturing the season point championship. Racing starts at 7:30 with time trials. Read the Want Ads SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP STOCK CAR RACES! TONITE: 8 P.M. HAWKEYE DOWNS Golf Shoe SALE All Men’s & Women's Etonic Shoes 25% OFF Reg. $20 to $54 Sizes to I 3 Play Our Indoor or Outdoor Miniature Course or Executive 9 Hole Course CHAPMAN’S SPORTS CENTER Kmart West entrance Hwy. 149 South    365-3426 Open 7 Day* A Week 8 a.m. to IO p.m. NEW YORK (AR) - First, there was the George Mikan era of pro basketball. Then came the period beginning with Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. They were followed Lew Alcindor, now known Hareem Abdul-Jabbar. Now it’s Bill Walton—and possibly Moses Malone. The big difference between Malone and the other dominant centers is that they attended college before turning pro and “At similar stages of their careers, Moses Malone is better than Wilt Chamberlain in all phases of the game,” said Eddie Gottlieb, former owner of by I the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers as and now a league consultant. Ready To Play ‘ Malone is ready to play pro basketball right now,” said Marty Blake, who operates a scouting service for nearly all of the pro basketball teams. “A lot of baseball players turn pro Why he did not. But the rare leap from high | right out of high school, school in Petersburg, Va., last can’t a kid like Malone?” season to the Utah Stars of the “Moses is, as good right now American Basketball Asfoci-ias Bill Walton,” said George, ation this year does not faze Raveling, basketball coach at the soft-spoken, confident 6- Washington State. foot-11 potential pro superstar. “I think I can make the team,” he said in classic under statement Thursday at a gala! news conference officially an-, nouncing his signing of a contract estimated at more than $3 million. Work Hard “I plan to work hard,” con "Driesell: Happy For Moses By The Associated Press Many college coaches around the country have been offering young Moses Malone a lot of fatherly advice. But how many fathers ever tinued the ambidextrous young-1 were offered $3 millier to play ster. “I am not a selfish player I know the importance of playing team ball. And that’s what I will try and do.” Malone said he patterns his play after Spencer Haywood, a former star in the ABA and now an All-Star with the Seattle Supersonics of the National Basketball Association. Not only does Malone have great size, but also tremendous freaks to come to Wisconsin, as both the athletic director (Elroy “Crazylegs” Kirsch) and Jardine look great with their old-fashioned crewcuts. Believe it or not, there are three of us writers clipped short — Bob Ford of the Kokomo Tribune and Ed Chay of the Cleveland Plain Dealer in addition to yours truly. And that’s not counting the two assistant Big Ten commissioners, Charles Henry, who wears his Afro cut tight, and John Dewey, whose few surviving hairs are practically shaved. 6:50 p.m. — Iowa’s schedule is fierce, with Michigan, UCLA, Penn State and USC as starters, but Jardine challenges anyone to match his first six games: Purdue, Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri, Ohio State and Michigan. “Every time we beat somebody,” groans Jardine, “it seems we drop ’em off our schedule. I don’t believe you can play the first six games we face without great depth.” Someone asks if Elroy Hirsch made the schedules. “Elroy had nothing to do with this schedule,” Jardine explains. “His predecessor did it. That’s why, when Elroy asked me about the 1986 schedule, I said go ahead. ITI sit in the stands and throw tomatoes at the guy who is coaching Wisconsin then.” Bowl Expansion 7:00 p.m. *— Jardine says he (and most other Big Ten coaches) want one more weapon to help them catch up with the Big Eight: Let more than one team go to a bowl game each season. “Sure it helps recruiting,” he points out. “Gee, kids now want to know how many times you’re going to play on TV.” 7:10 p.m. — Wisconsin may lead the nation in Chicago players. There are 35 Badgers from Chicago, including eight from St. Rita high. One is Marek, the tough tailback who looks at those first six games and says bravely: “If you want to be the best you have to play the best . . . Besides, Big Eight teams don’t play as tough physically as the Big Ten.” Hmm, Wisconsin will have the chance to prove that against Nebraska, Colorado and Missouri, but they almost did it last year, losing heart-breakers to Nebraska 20-16 and Colorado 28-25. 7:15 p.m. — Wisconsin has one of those unusual kickers, Vladimir LaBun. His father — get this — is a Greek Orthodox priest who came to the U.S. from Czechoslovakia. “He kicks soccer-style, but with shoes on,” laughs Jardine. 7:30 p.m. — We join Jardine for broiled bratwurst, sauerkraut and all the trimmings. Mitt Wisconsin beer yet. He mentions the Badgers will bus to games at Northwestern and Iowa this season. A newsman impishly suggests Wisconsin could WALK to Iowa and still win. “I’m not going to walk in there,” growls Jardine, “because I’ve never won in Iowa City yet. I’m 0-2 there.” 9.00 p.m. — We bus back to the Edgewater and watch darkness descend on Lake Mendota. Got to start those typewriters again. Then, Dear Diary, maybe there will be time for a tour of Madison’s cathedrals, museums, art centers and other cultural spots. basketball? “I’m very happy for Moses, I think he’s gotten a fairly good deal,” said Lefty Driesell, who had Malone all set for Maryland until the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association Thursday signed the high school phenomenon to a contract estimated at more than $3 million. ( “Had he been my son, he still I quickness.    His    best    shooting i would not have signed,” Drie- range    is    from    15-18    feet    and    he | sei] continued “I would not AP Wirephoto McGinnis Breaks Em Up American Basketball Assn. superstar George McGinnis laughed during a news conference Thursday where Indiana Pacers general manager John Weissert (head on table) announced that McGinnis has signed a new two-year contract with the Pacers. McGinnis Signs Nev/ Pad wifh ABA Pacers is an excellent shot-blocker. At Petersburg, he school to 50 straight want him led the league j victories j |C)US}1 league, playing in that the ABA’s a beach ball over two    seasons    and    two    state    league. I just hope that he    ma* championships    while    averaging    |tures an(j    j-jas    a great    four years as a player and will be ready for    the    NBA in    four years.” Kentucky Coach Joe Hall was concerned    that    Malone would not have the maturity to cope with the professional ranks. “It takes a very special person,” said Hall. “That would be 39 points, 26 rebounds and 12 blocked shots per game. He also was twice a high school All-American. “Moses does things the way Haywood does,” said Bucky Buckwalter, who formerly coached Haywood and now is the Stars’ director of player Intrepid Wins, Evens America’s Cup Series NEWPORT RI. (AP) - The choice for America’s defender in the coming America Cup INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Dick Tinkham looked at tower- the Pacers for a two-year con-|ompctition has become even more difficult with the sudden tract that he said is one of the ing George McGinnis and said, I ^ ,for a Professional turnaround ,    ,    . basketball player. “Well, now that we ve signed ., .,    .    _. 1 Neither McGinnis nor Tm- of the yacht In trepid Courageous dominated com- personnel and considered the,my concern if it were my own top candidate for coaching vacancy the team’s “He can child and I’d have a lot of con | cern for any boy of 18 or 19. side. He also is a great blocker and rebounder.” shot- overpower    you    from    the    inside    yQU jusj can»j on roa(j and    shoot    well    from    the    ou    ‘all the time and make decisions that have be made in an adult world.” Malone was forgiven by most coaches for jumping. “If he can get $3 million, well ii don’t know anybody who wouldn’t sign,” said Guy Lewis, IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) coach at Houston. Iowa held its first day of single | Driesell even tried to reason practice sessions Thursday and that Malone had never really Coach Bob Commings praised I existed for the Terrapins at all. Iowa's Offense Draws Praise him up, all we’ve got to do is kham Pacer*vice president and P€tition in the early final trials’ -    -    *    -    Kfldm’    Facer    vlce    Pres,atm    ana    but Intrepid has won three straight and Thursday evened find the money to pay him.” ABA president, would reveal The    words were    said    in jest.    terms of the    agreement. But it But they    may have been an ap-    obviously was fat enougli for of the    McG*nnls to    turn down the Associ-    Kn*cks’ "d10    reportedly offered a six-year,    multimillion-dollar propriate summation American Basketball ation Indiana Pacers’ struggle the series at 4-4 by winning by 54 seconds over the full 24.3 mile course. to keep ti eir star forward from PlK kage- jumping to Knicks of the rival the New York! decided it was in my best National Merest, if I got the security in Basketball Association. The muscular McGinnis, rumored less than a Indiana, to come back 6-foot 8 McGinnis said after a conference Thursday to lcwa-UCLA Contest Will Have Knothole CITY - Iowa’s first here,”] I0WA news    home football game with UCLA an-    Sept. 21 will have a knothole !    section. Youngsters of high the Knicks, finally settled with “Sure    I    was ready    to    sign    school age and under will be with the    Knicks, he    added. I    Emitted to the south stands was satisfied with the way week ago close to signing with] nounce the signing. the offense. “The offense really good,” said Commings. “Truthfully, Moses never looked | piayec| for us, ” Driesell said. “After “He was certainly a candidate spring practice and two weeks for one 0f the positions we had, of fall practice, the players are but he never had any position things went, the security was there and there are a lot of extras in New York. But I’ve got my friends here and that’s the same as extras. becoming acclimated to the j sew ed up ” Wing-T” “They are doing things rn-j basketball team met stinctively instead of thinking lone Wednesday and first,” said Commings. Iowa will hold its final two j land double sessions Saturday and Monday with a scrimmage set for this Saturday. ISL) Loses Greenwood AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has lost the services of senior tight end Don Greenwood for the 1974 season, head coach Earle Bruce said Thursday. ■ Greenwood, a two-year letter-, _ . „ , . . ,  L . ma, from Cedar Rapids and    g° for $2. Tickets game day. will be on sale Berg in Iowa ALBIA, Iowa (AP) Wom- “If it had been anywhere    else    en s golfing    great    Patty    Berg (than New York), it would    nev-    will conduct a    golf clinic    Sept. 5 er have entered my mind (to at the Albia Country Club, leave Indianapolis),” McGinnis said. “I have to do the    best    followed by thing for me. If I’d have felt it    tion match Driesell said members of the} considered the leader at tight with Ma- end this fall, underwent surgery tried to'Thursday morning for removal talk him into staying at Mary- °f a ruptured disk. 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