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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa rn mw* ' ' WWI    ’    wuf.vnv,    M.,    ll McKay:Pac-8 Wants Policy Change U)S ANGELES (AP) - The gentlemens agreement with the Rose liowl that keeps such teams as Michigan and UCLA from going to another bowl name may Im* In jeopardy. John McKay, head football coach and athletic director at the University of Southern California, said Tuesday he favors a change and that the Pacific^ Conference is “leaning” toward a vote next month that would allow another Pac-8 school other than the champion to accept a howl bid, Wiles Mullock, Pacific-8 commissioner in San Fran cisco, commented, “There s no question that the impetus to change the {Mdicy becomes stronger all the time, It will be on the agenda in December, and I believe it will come up before the Big Ten ” Agreement Ballock stressed that he Could not sjM'uk for the Big Ten, but that the two conferences have agreed against independent action. “Neither the* Pac-8 nor the Big Ten will change its policy unilaterally,” he said “Theres nothing written in the Hose Bowl contract. It is a gentlemen’s agreement,” Mullock said the subject has come up for a vote each of the last two years in the Pac-8, and “Pm not at liberty to reveal what the votes were but a substantial majority was in fu\or of the current policy. There s a lot of sentiment there.” Yet he said he would not speculate on a 1874 vote, adding, “I know the pressure (to change) now is greater than ever,” UCLA, for example, has stayed home with 8-3 and 9-2 records in 1972 and 1973. Michigan has lost only one game in the past two seasons, yet has not played in a bowl game because of Ohio State winning votes as the Big Ten’s most representative team. “Why restrict the Big Ten to the Hose Bowl?* 1 asks an angry Bo Schembechler, Michigan coach. Uke Series The Big Ten and Pac-8 have met in the Hose Bowl since 1947, and Rose Bowl officials are anxious to retain that feature. They point out that net income from the 1974 Hose Bowl was $2.8 million, “by far the highest of all bowl games.” The Big Ten divided $1,397,-IHMI Each team In the Pac-8 got $166,637,90* plus $100,000 expenses for the competing school. “Oregon and Oregon State, both 2-9 in 1973, didn’t even get near Pasadena, and each received $100,(HH)," a spokesman for the Tournament of Hoses noted. “There’s been the cry to junk the Big Ten-Pae-8 contract, but until we tied up with the Big Ten, we never had a sellout. " Some NFL Stars Won’t Honor WFL Plans rm UPI Telephoto From One Speedster to Another St. Louis Cardinal speedsters Bake McBride (left) and footballer Terry Metcalf got together Tuesday after McBride was named the National Baseball league's rookie of the year. Tab McBride Top Rookie NEW YORK (AP) - Bake McBride, the wing-footed center fielder of the St. Louis Cardinals, was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year today bv the Baseball W riters Assn of America. McBride ran away from the field with 18 of the 24 votes to rout his two competitors, Greg (iross of the Houston Astros and Bill Madloek of the Chicago Cubs, (iross collared seven of the votes and Mad-leek received one. The sturdy McBride, who hit .309. knocked iii 58 runs and stole 30 bases, betaine the first Cardinal to win the award in 19 years and only the third in the history of the organization Wally Moon and Bill Yirdon won it consecutively in 1954 and 1955 for St Uiuis Two writers from each of the 12 National League cities voted for the-award. Reacting logically to the prize, McBride picked up and kissed his wife when he learned that he had won. "I was just happy," he not ed, pointing to the help of teammate Urn Brin k as a significant factor in his splendid season. “I owe most of the honor to Brot k,” rioted McBride “He’s some kind of fellow." Mi. Bride teamed with Brock to give the Cardinals the two most prolific basestealers tm any baseball team in major league history. With Brock’s 118, the pair stole 148 bases to better the previous mark by Maury Wills and Willie Davis, who combined for 138 one year lor the bis Angeles Dodgers. The prize provided McBride with a perfect year. Me had set a 300 season and the Kookie of the Year award as his goals for 1974. "It was a pretty tough, but at the end of the season. I thought I had as good a chance as any,” said McBride. Me has not set too many goals for next year, other than winning a pennant “I want us to go all the way.” he said. "I don’t care if I hit .18(1 or .19(1 I lust want us to w in. ” Mc Bride’s fancy batting average of 1974 tied him for the team lead with Reggie Smith, but he was more than just a good hitter and base-stealer for the Cardinals. Me filled a hole in the outfield and along with Smith and Brock, provided the team with perhaps the fastest outfield in baseball. Gross played an outstanding right field for Houston, making only two errors all season. He was consistent most of the year at the plate, too, and wound up with a .314 batting average. Madloek. an infielder, Int .313 and had nine home runs and 54 HBI in just 128 games NEW YORK (AP) - If the World Football league is around next year, it will have more established stars on its rosters, but perhaps not as many as it expected. The WFL is playing out its final games — semifinal playoffs at Birmingham on Wednesday night and Memphis Friday night with tile Championship World Bowl on Dix*. 5 — in a season that sometimes resembled the Perils of Pauline . . . or perhaps the Keystone Hops. Franchise shifts before and during the season, the financial collapse of two teams and instability of many others, inflated attendance figures, players riot getting paid for weeks on end, impounded uniforms, a team hustling for “take*a-player-to-lunch” food for its players, threats of player boycotts, city, county, state and federal tax suits and, finally, a playoff schedule* that resembled a game of musical chairs, all helped to enliven “the new game in town,” as the WFL bills ltsedf. Questionable They also undermined the credibility of the league in its first season and left serious questions as to whether there will In* a se*cond one. And an Associated Press survey shows some of those questions arc being asked by National Football League players who signed to play with the WPL when their prebend contracts expire. “It s regally in a turmoil," said linebacker Ted Hendricks, who starred with the Baltimore Colts, then was traded lo the Green Bay Packers this year after signing for 1975 with the* WFL’s Jacksonville Sharks, one of the teams which ceased operations in midseason. “I keep hc*aring rumors about someone trying to buy the Sharks and start up again,” Hendricks continued, "but I don’t know. I’m kind of having doubts about that whole league. I think ut this {Hunt right now I’d rather stay in the? NFL than go to the WFL . . . but I'm still waiting.” Running back Perry Williams and guard Ernie Janet of the Chicago Bears aren’t even waiting. “I’m not committed any longer,” said Williams, who had signed with the Florida Blazers. “Under the present circumstances I might just stay with the Be ars. ” Doubts Another Bear. guard Bob Ne*wton. signed to play with the WFL’s Southern California Sun. He, too, harbors some doubts. “I have to play out my option next year and won’t be able to play in the other league until 1978. he said Steinbrenner Is Suspended NEW YORK (AP) -Commissioner Bowie Kuhn today suspended George Steinbrenner, general partner of the New York Yankees, front baseball for two years today as a result of Stein-brenner’s conviction for making illegal political campaign contributions Red Peppers tiff    Huh Srhradvr Woody's Wife: He’s No Phony CINCINNATI (AP) -Woody Hayes is misunderstood, “A lot of people only want to set* one side of Woody,” says his wile. Ann “He has a wonderful sense of humor, you know That s one of the reasons I married him.” lier remarks came Tuesday night in an address to the (ireater C incinnati chapter of the Ohio State Alumni Association “People say there are only two ways to take Woody. You either love him or hate him. Well. I both love and hate hun. Every wife sees her husband that way,” said the wife of the Rose Bowl-bound •Buckeye coach “I tell him I have a lot of love to give, but he’s never around enough for me lo give ll.” she laughed He’s not the ogre sportswriters have painted bim, she said iii defense of the fiery Hayes “Sure, he has his moody times, his eruptions Really. his emotions run the full cycle. He has a sympathetic side, a compassionate side people rarely sis*, she said “I admire him thing lb 1 Ids it all lie’s not a phony for one hang out Describing herself as un “extrovert and loudmouth,” Mrs Hayes said her husband has never been upset about ber outspokenness “Why should he’ I don't say anything to him about what he’s quoted as saying,” she said But she admits she nags him “every now and then, just like any wife nags her husband Cd bi* run out of the wives club if I didn t.” Iowa Holds National Top Despite giving up 171 yards to Michigan State in the final game. Iowa held its lead in the NC AA pass defense statistics The Hawkeyes yielded 85.7 yards |H*r game to ll foes. Second is Furman with 89 9 with its season also finished Third is Texas Tech with 72.4 Rice aud South Carolina each have a game to play. They are fourth and fifth, resins lively, with 73 5 and 75 I Iowa Slate's Luther Blue continued to be tin* nation’s leader in kickoff returns He averaged 32.8 on 12 returns. Iowa’s Sui Thomas moved in among the leaders for the first tune, averaging 24.3 yards on 15 returns to rank IHI Ii in kickoff returning Iowa States Barry Hill shares the lead in interception* with I Inly Cross’ John Provost Each has nine, but Provost has one game to play Schipper Seeks 100th — We had a visit Tuesday from Gary Thinner, vice-president for development of Central college of Pella "Development,” we are told, translates to “fund raising " Now , you ask, why does a fund-raiser call on a sports writer? That has about as much IKTcentagc as inviting Bo Schembechler to contribute to a Christmas present for Big Ten commissioner Wayne Duke. Thinner wasn’t shaking (he tree in our office. hut just to he safe we quickly turned the conversation to football, also a popular topic at Central. The Dutchmen, Iowa conference champs with a 9 0 record, will play Evansville college at Evansville. Ind., Saturday in the N('AA Division I grid playoffs. lf Central wins that one, it will meet the winner of the Slippery Kock-Ithaca college game in the Gruntland Rice Bowl at Phenix City, Ala., Dee 7 for the national championship. “Hon Scupper (’cntral’s coach, will la* going for his lOtuti Central victory Saturday. Timmer said “Imagine ibis Schipper (pronounced Skipper) has at Central only 14 seasons, and already his teams have won 99 ga Rip Thats more than seven wins a season We played ooh eight games a Reason until four or five years ago " Central is pleased to have several Cedar Rapnls-area players on lls squad It doesn't hurt the college’s recruiting program any when youngsters see Yern Den Herder, termer Central star. performing at defensive end for the pro champion Miami Dolphins on TY. Speaking of TY. the Grant land Rice Bowl is slated to In* telecast Dee. 7. U*t's wish the Dutchmen the liest of luck Saturday so Hies will Im* in it Hawkeyes. Sure, they have to play Ohio State and Michigan State next year, but the one Big Ten foe they will not meet is Michigan Indiana comes hack on the Iowa schedule instead, which is not the worst trade in the world. And Iowa adds Syracuse, dropping UCLA- Otherwise the opponents are the same as 1974 ♦ * * — Unloved a visit (his week from Hal Totten, former president of the old Three-1 Baseball league. Hat lived in Keokuk and Cedar Rapids before moving to Birmingham, Ala Now he is retired at 73 He and his wife live iii Fort Myers, Fla, where he can play golf every day, * Mal holds a distinction iii radio journalism. He was the first man to broadcast major-league baseball on a regular basis. He used to air Chicago Cubs games long before Bert (Puckett) V\ ilson 6 0 6 — Has any college tram played in as many close football games over the last two seasons as Iowa State? The Cyclones have had nim* games decided by seven points or fewer. Indeed, one of tin* games was by seven and one by five points, Of the other seven, two were by three points and FIVE by a mere two points Of the nine squeakers, KSU won only two. We can’t say how you should regard that. Sure, ifs easy to say Coach Earle Bruet* and his team have had trouble winning the close ones On the other hand, perhaps the Cyclones should lie praised for coming that cloot*, as in most of those games they were the underdogs * * * Pass the Hash — What Big Ten team improved most over its pre-season rating? 'That’s emu’. Michigan State was picked to finish 7th by the Skywriters and came home 3rd W isconsin and Illinois also surprised, rising two notches to 4th and 5th, respectively. Northwestern was |he biggest disappointment, picked 3rd and finishing tied with Iowa and Minnesota for 7th, Hth and 9th Minnesota also sagged after being rated 4th. Iowa got 28 of 33 votes for last place but (khI for 7th, Kill and 9th, leaving Indiana alone in the cellar. Well, things may lie looking up for the Dale from owns — Ever hear d a wrestling bara? Thomas, former Cornell college star Marion, has built one on property he near Corvallis, Ore Dale has been Oregon State’s head wrestling coach for many years, winning the Pac-8 almost every year and finishing high rn the NCAA. The “barn" is 50 feet by BK) feet with lockers, showers and dining room in addition to a big wrestling area. He also has running trails with exercise* stations along the way It will Im* used for climes. As many as IOO wrestlers can work out there. They will bring their sleeping bags and enjoy the close-to-nature surroundings as well as the wrestling facilities “By then there might not be another league." The WFL gained almost instant credibility last March when the Toronto Northmen — who later became the Memphis Southmen — landed the first three NU, “name” players, Miami running backs Iiarry (’sonka and Jim Kiiek arid wide receiver Paul Warfield. They signed a reported $3 5-million contract to play for the WFT. starting in 1975. Mum Now the throe are remain ing mum, taking the wait-and-see attitude of most NFL players, many of whom had hungrily viewed the* WPL as a financial windfall. “It’s a little bit early to make a decision,” said Warfield. One major difference that separates those three from some others, however, is that they got money up front — a reported $1 million. “All I’m doing right now is just waiting, really, to see what happens in December,” said Chip Glass, a tight end with the New York Giants who signed a three-year contract with Jacksonville “I didn’t ask for any front money during this season. I’m supposed to get it Dec. 28. ” Glass said he signed with the Sharks for three reasons: “Because I’d have a chance to make some decent money, because I wanted to play — I’ve been in the NFL six years and started one of them — and because I d get a chance to play in my home state.” But he admits: “I’m glad I’m not down there now ” Pins Aid Wash Matmen B> Steve Allspuch Powered by pins from Ron Dungan, Milton Turner and Jim    Pit Aik,    Washington hammered Linn-Mar, 45-3, in the opening dual wrestling meet of the season for both teams Tuesday night at Linn-Mar. , Getting three superior decisions and a fall in the first four matches put the Warriors in command early and only a 5-3 win by U*n Hughes over sophomore Mark Winder avoided a whitewash for Linn* Mar “Last year could he termed one of those ‘longest’ seasons,” said a satisfied Rich Bleakly afterward. “But nom what I saw tonight it may last just half as long. “I feel we’ve got more dedication this year as a team and individually, “explained the Wash coach, “and it showed tonight On the other hand, Lmn-Mar’s first-year boss Bill Nash was lamenting the fact he has no bona fide returning regular in his lineup. “We’re a green learn, but Washington is very tough. Heck we only have three wrestlers who saw any kind of varsity action last year, Hughes. Jeff Bousing and Don Mingler, hut we'll get better with some meets under our belt. The outcome was never in doubt after Obit* Dixon, Rick Whitenker and Brad Flceken-stein scored early superior decisions and Dungan flattened Bousing in :47. ★ ★ * 98 S*cv# Holloway, W. dec. Gary Coooer, SO VOS Odic Dixon, A. dec Shone Osburn, IM 112: Rick Whittaker, A, dec    Don •(tingler. ISS 119 Brod Eleckenstein, A, dec. Rod Jqvj, ISO iou 47 132 Steve Wirti, A, dec Don Strunk, 8 3 138 Cen Hughes, LM. dec Mork Ain der, S-3 14S Milton Turner, A, Dinned Tow Ches ter. 4 SO ISS Greg Blood, A dec Mork Sanders, 74, 107 Steve Blood A, dec Doug Sburti, LM. 7-1 ISS Jim Ptttlfc, A. ginned Bret Vetev, 2: 30 Met Cod Heilman, A, dec Kevin Hahn, IO S JUNIOR VARSITY 98 Mike Sander*, A. I 14 ICS Tim Curtis, A I 06. M2 Randy Buchhe.m, A 8 2,    119 Mike Davidson, A 2 31, 126 Gory Hutchins, W 3 29. 132 Art Aeover A, 2 SI. 138 Steve Murray A. 3 29; 145 Ken Arthur, LM, 5-4.    155 Mike Benesh. A. 7 7. 167 Al Kalell, A, tori; ISS Regan Robinson, LM, 2 57. Hwt Brian Krumret, LM, I 09 SOPHOMORES 98 Bob Burn*. A, fort 105 Tony Steward A to rf, 112 Erie Johnson. A 3 OO.    119    Mike Schuettpeii, LM, 3    44. 126    Alex    Hodiis, A, 3    07, 132 Larry Aise. A fort, 138 Bill Robinson. A. to rf 145 Chris Moore. A, 5 19; ISS Rob Leonard. A 45; 167 Kevin Bro zell,    A, 3    OI. 185 Joe    Hutchcroft,    A. tort.    Hwt    Bob Stewart,    A, fort Milton Turner and Jim Pitlik capped the Wash demolition with pins at 145 and 185. Turner decked Tom Chester in 4:50 and Pit Ilk put aw ay Bret Vesey in 2:30 Washington also won the junior varsity meet, 48-15, and the Warrior sophomores, aided by six forfeits, won 72-6. Marion’s Girls Raise Mark to 6-0 UPTON - Marion’s girls basketball team extended ic winning skein to six games with a 78-59 shellacking of Tipton Tuesday night. The Indians, who are ranked 18th in the latest poll. were paced by Darlene Collins with 38 points. Kim Skilling and Karen Williamson added 23 and 14. respectively for the winners. Brenda Woodford psi Tipton with 31. Marion's junior varsity team eked out a 42-39 win. Morion (78) Darlene Collin* 36. Kim Skilling 23. Porn Pointtr I, Karen WM iiom*on 14. Beth Mork 4. Tipton (59): Nancy Beno 19. Brenda Aob (for d 31, Lori Adam* 4. Pern Retd 5 Mb F rn mum? SAVB with Cedar Rapids Lumber's EXTRA SPECIALS! WEATHER STRIPPING £Qc All Types from................ *T W GLAZING COMPOUND [ 80* l STORM WINDOW COVERS ......3 9 ' LATEX CAULKING COMPOUND $1.39 CAULKING I COMPOUND Tube,59‘ INSULATION..........im, *4. F,. 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