Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 8, 1974, Page 150

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Financial News Want ads Section llSUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1974 Tip Ithaca In Division -UPI Telephoto Central’s Cutler on the Move Central college quarterback Gary Cutler (22) picked up yardage on a keeper in this action against Ithica Saturday in the Stagg bowl at Phenix City, Ala. Central won the national title, I 0-8. 2nd Half Surge Ruins Iowa LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -Seventh-ranked Kansas took quick control of the backboards and reserve center Danny Knight sank 17 points as the Jayhawks routed Iowa 89-54 in college basketball Saturday night. Kansas is 3-1. Iowa’s defeat was its first in three games. Kansas broke fast from the starting gate and consistently had 14-point leads in the first half. The Jayhawks were ahead 40-28 at the intermission. Iowa challenged briefly early in the second half when Kansas appeared to be getting into foul trouble but the Jayhawks went into an effective zone defense and turned the momentum back in their direction. Knight’s 17 points were high for the game. Roger Morningstar had 14 for Kansas Dan Frost made 16 points for Iowa Kansas h»d in rebounds 46-35. The Hawkeye* never did solve the Jayhawk zone, and finished with a shooting percentage of only about half the HO percent accuracy they displayed in victories over Virginia Commonwealth and Drake. Despite their shooting trouble's and height disadvantage, Iowa stayed within striking distance until about 12 minutes remained in the game. It was only 53-42 then, but less than four minutes later Iowa still had 42 points and KC was at 66 Morningstar was the big gun in the Jayhawk splurge, potting three goals from long range, while Iowa lost the ball three times on turnovers and missed several shots during the same span The Haw ks return home for a Thursday night game against Iowa State, hoping to get back on the winning track and in the process wrap up the unofficial state championship. PHENIX CITY, Ala (AP) -Gary Cutler’s 50-yard pass to Marc Humphrey set up the only touchdown as Central College of Iowa trimmed Ithaca 10-8 Saturday on a rain-soaked field for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III football championship. Central, the underdog, then staged a goal-line stand in the final two minutes to win its lith game without a defeat Ithaca, 10-1, missed two excellent chances when ace runner Dave Pitzer was knocked out of bounds on the eight after a 52-year run and later when a receiver slipped in an open field at the Central 20. Cutler scored the touchdown on a one-yard keeper one minute into the final period. Mike Street, who kicked a 25-yard field goal in the opening quarter, added the extra point. It ended the scoring until Central punter Mark Urbanek ran out of the end zone on the final play giving the Bombers a safety. Ithaca’s other scoring came on a pair of field goals by Cyclones Sag in 2nd Half, 86-84 III Final MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin, sparkl'd by senior Marcus McCoy’s 21 points and 20 by reserve Bruce McCauley, overcame an ll point first half deficit and defeated Iowa State 86-84 in nonconference college basketball Saturday. Wisconsin Coach John Bowless went to his bench after the Cyclones had moved in front 32- 21 with 9:21 left in the first half McCauley poured in 12 points the rest of the half as reserves scored 18 of Wisconsin’s next 30 points for a 51-46 intermission lead Wisconsin led by six to nine points most of the second half and withstood a late Cyclone rally. Two quick baskets by Hercel Ivy, who led all scorers with 30 points, pulled Iowa State to within 84-80 with less than a minute to play. With 30 seconds left Bob Falk, playing his first game as a Badger, sank two free throws (Photo on Page 2D.) for what proved to be the winning points. Steve Burgason’s layup and Art Johnson’s 15 foot jumper narrowed it to 86-84 with nine seconds to go. Wisconsin then threw the ball away trying to pass it inbounds and the Cyclones set up a potential tying shot. However, Badger sophomore Pete Brey intercepted Art Johnson’s pass with four seconds left and threw the ball high into the air as time ran out. IOWA STATE (MI Burga**) 4 67 14, A Johnson 8 4-5 20, Loots 4 2-3 IO, Ivy ll 2-4 30, Bronstetter 2 2-2 6, Burnett I 04) 2, Ma jet* a 0 04) 0, Norman 0 04) 0, John I 04) 2, Fritz 0 OO 0 Totals 34 16-21 WISCONSIN (»«) Koehler 6 22 14 Johnson 4 l l 9, Pi _ _ _ _ I 04) 2. Folk 4 2 3 IO McCauley 9 2 3 20 McCoy IO l l 21, B 2 04) 4, Colbert Bench Is Swinging Cincinnati slugger Johnny Bench spoke against a "negative press" Saturday, blaming trend on sports commentator Howard Cosell. out the Brey 2 04) 4. Pearson I OO 2 Totals 39 0 IO Halftime Wisconsin 51, Iowa State 46 Total tauts Iowa State IS. Wisconsin 21 Footed out B Johnson Technical Loots. A 4,832 Central Mich. Surprises 35-14 WICHITA KALUS Tex (AP) — Central Michigan quarterback Mike Franckowiak scored one touchdown and passed for another and the Chippewas’ defense intercepted six Louisiana Tech passes as fourth-ranked CMU upset the number one Bulldogs 35-14 in the fourth annual Pioneer Bowl Saturday. Franckowiak, the games most valuable offensive player, led a bruising Chippewa offensive attack in ending the nation’s longest winning streak Tech had won its previous 23 games. The victory in the NCAA Division II semifinal contest moved CMU into the national college division final next Saturday against Delaware in the Camelia Bowl at Sacramento, Calif CMU put two touchdowns on the scoreboard in just over 34 minutes of the second quarter. Bench Upset by Press, Blames It All on Cosell CINCINNATI (AP) - Johnny Bench is tired of “a negative press” and says Howard Co-sell’s preoccupation with ‘‘telling it like it is” has triggered a national trend. “At a time when kids need heroes, the press is tearing everything down It started with Cosell Now everybody’s trying to make a niche the same way,” said the Cincinnati Reds slugger "This all started way before Watergate. I guess it’s a builtin hazard It seems like people like to put you up as a superman, then love to tear you Penn Forges 7-7 Deadlock GREENSBORO, N. C. (AP) — William Penn’s Statesmen and the Guilford Quakers fought to a 7-7 tie Saturday in the second annual Poultry Bowl, but officials awarded the victory to Guilford on the* strength of IO first downs to Penn s eight The teams will share bowl honors as co-champions, but the trophy goes to Guilford Guilford quarterback Steve Watson covered one yard on a keeper for the Quaker touchdown. while Joe Henry took a pass from quarterback Jeff Parsons for William Penn’s three yard strike Interference called against William Penn on an l ion pass put the (jail on the four-yard line and two plays later Watson went over A 40-yard run by Jim Dulin on a reverse carried to the- four arid after picking up a yard iii two plays, Parsons hit Henry with the scoring pass The visitors from Oskaloosa, Iowa, wound up with a 9-1-1 record while Guilford finished with a 6-3-2 mark The game was played in a cold, steady rain, hut the Statesmen still managed 132 yards through the air to 76 by Guilford. On the ground, Guilford covered 132 yards to 102 by William Penn. Most valuable players wen' announced at a banquet which followed the game Selected as the offensive standout was Reggie Kenan of Guilford, the soph oniore ta 11 bac-k w ho covered 62 muddy yards in 21 carries and caught one pass that was good for 29 yards, and paved the way to a touc hdown. Junior cornerback Tony W it-thoss of William Penn was chosen the most outstanding defensive player His day’s effort in eluded two intercepted passes down,” he said during a television taping session in Cincinnati Bench said he recently spoke with Cosell told him what you do works for you.” But, said Bench, “it seems Uke anybody that goes against tradition is Howard's man ” Bench’s outburst came as the Reds are undergoing a second winter of discontent after frustrating failures to reach the World Series Bench lashed out at the second-guessing. “They’ll always blame me, Sparky (Reds Manager Sparky Anderson) or our pitching. We can’t win 160 games a year If someone jyiid last April that we d win 98 game's, I d say ‘PII take it,”’ he said The Reds won 98 games hut finished four games behind National League champion Los AgeU's A year ago they Ic'd the major leagues with a 99-53 mark, hut lost the league playoffs to the New York Mots Bench, who bounced hac k from major surgery two years ago, has had—-like superstars before him—his run ins with fans But he remains among the popular figures in sports. A couple seasons ago he drew the fans’ ire when he refused to tip his cap after a home run because Cincinnati fans had booed bim during a slump. “I try to avoid controversy”, he said, “But you just get tired of all the negative stuff Some of it has to be* jealousy The fact Pm single and all." "ti 00nm Svhradvr BOB COMMINGS Hopes    for I -Platoon — You don’t have to twist the arm of Iowa’s Bob Commings to get him to say he favors a return to one-platoon rules for college foot flail. This idea is gaining strength among college leaders, especially those who look at the spiralling costs of fielding huge squads for two-platoon ball. "I would welcome it whole-heartedly," Commings said ‘‘I like what Tommy Prothro said about it — that you may learn more about character in single-platoon football. That’s the way we recruit and coach, so we would like* to get rules favorable to us. "Pm no historian, but I also am aware that every major success that the L’m-vcrsity of Iowa has achieved in football from the very beginning vc as done under one-pla-toeui rule's Obviously we at Iowa have found we can get ll men who can stack up well against any other team, but we tend to lose out when it becomes a numbers game, as in two-platoon ball " Commings must Ik* a good historian at that Quick, list the seasons that Iowa has enjoyed significant football success. Shouldn't Uke long There sere these eras: The IMW IWS seasons under Alden Knipe. ISIK-1924 era under Howard Jones and Burt Ingwersen. 1939 under Dr. Eddie Anderson and the 1932 SO era under Forest Eva shevski. What do all four periods have in common9 All were played under one-platoon rules that required players to perform on both offense and defense. ‘‘If the National Collegiate Athletic Assn votes it hack in," added Commings, “I would want it to be all the way one-platoon None of those wild-card rules that made exceptions. I would want the quarterbacks and everybody to play both offense and defense ” Pass the Hash — Football job rumors Look for Mary la'vy, former Coe athlete arid assistant coach, to get a shot at the Chicago Bears head sjmt if they release Abe Gibron. Jim Finks, new general manager of the Bears, is well aware of levy’s qualifications, as Finks served in Canadian football before helping build the Minnesota Vikings empire Mary was a head coach at California and William and Mary, served on George Allen’s staffs of the Rams ami lift iskmx iirfnrr math mu Montreal to the 1974 Canadian Grey Cup titler. . .Chuck Clausen, son of the former Coe coach and now on Woody Hayes’ staff at Ohio State, is a candidate for the head job at Wyoming. So is Jackie Sherrill, who has been Johnny Majors’ first lieutenant at Iowa State and Pitt WWW — Would you offer to change your eatire offense just to land a prize football prospect? That’s what Minnesota’s Cal Stoll did in his bid to recruit Kent Kitzmann, 6-2, 200-pound fullback phenom at John Marshall high at Rochester, Minn. It might be worth it. as Kitzmann scored six TDs to lead Marshall to a 41-19 victory over Bloomington Jefferson in Minnesota’s state big-school title game recently. But suppose every blue-chip recruit demanded the same concession from recruiters. Incidentally. Iowa’s staff (and most others) also know about Kitzmann and are pursuing film —but probably not with such a big promise. WWW — Iowans lo the NBA: Kevin kunnert and Al Eberhard were averaging 4.5 and 3.2, respectively, as subs for Houston and Detroit. Kunnert is the former Iowa star from Dubuque and Eberhard the former Missouri ace from Springville. WWW — Recently we printed a letter from Mrs. Herman Nebiker, sr., of rural C R. in which she said she played basketball in 1912-15 at Morning Sun. She wondered when Iowa high sc hools first began playing girls interscholastic basketball Mrs Nebiker was close, but the April, 1968. Palimpsest, says it began several years prior to that. Dubuque is credited with playing girls ball in 1898, but the first interscholastic game may have been in 1904 at Muscatine. The team from that school routed Rock Island 14-5 that February WWW — You can expect to see larry lawrence, former C R. Jeff and Iowa star, starting at QB for the Oakland Raiders in the TV game 3 p.m. today against Kansas City. Kenny Stabler, the No. I QB. is not supposed to play. Interesting angle on NFL quarterbacks larry and Ken Anderson of the Cincinnati Bengals graduated from high school the same year, 1967. larry went to Iowa and Ken to little Augustana of Rock Island Must be a lot of big universities who rechecked their recruiting systems after Ken made it so big in the NEL. IOWA (54) FroO 4 V14 16, Porker 4 3-2 ll. Kina J ♦-5 IO. Horston I CLO 2, Tnomo»on 4 (LO 8, Haber ort I 3-4 i Moore I (Ll I Mays 0 (3 I 0. Thomas OMO, Worley 0 0-2 0, la tons 0 OMO 0 Totals IS 1634 KANSAS (99) Cook 6 04) 12, Von Moore 2 24 6. Softie 1 >3 2, Morningstar 6 2-2 14, Greenie* 5 2 2 12. Johnson 4 22 IO. Knight 6 5-2 12, Smith 3 2 3 8. Karmas 0 2-2 2, Gibson 0 I 2 I, Fletcher 0 04) 0, Barnthouse 0 (LO 0 Totals 34 21-22. Ha mime Kansas 40, Iowa 28 Fouled out Frost, Hoberaet Total fouls Iowa 22, K on sos 29 A 14,225 Wash Girls Do Well in Clinic URBANDALE - Cedar Rapids Washington performed well in a winter clinic for girls basketball teams here Saturday, winning its session with East Union 35-18. But the East team, of which Washington was a member, bowed to th#* West 135-133. The East also included Sheffield-Chapin. Chariton and Mid-Prairie The West also had Treynor. Cherokee and Northeast Hamilton Washington was paced by Sue Peterson’s 15 points, but Cherokee’s Dana File and Sheffield-Chapin’s Priscilla Rust shared scoring honors with 24 cat h Kadlec Spurs Jeff Swimmers Jefferson’s swimming team raised its record to 3-1 with a 111-58 romp over W illiamsburg at the Jeff pool Saturday. Jerry Kadlec won the IOO-and 200-yard freestyle races for the winners, and swam on Jeff’s winning 400-yard free relay foursome eft RWV I Mi 200 medley < e-u* — jeu ,____________ Bill Boyd Mike Totkaberry Mike Deacon) t 51 9 200 free-jerry Kadlec, J, 2 08 5 200 I M -Dunn, A 2 24 4    50 ' mick, J 24 0. Diving , J, 139 6, IOO but I 02 5 IOO free Kadiec Mike KiXHDeck, J, 5 49 0 vc,, I 05 5 IOO breast 400 free Ron Al - Gar y ftHO' tenty—Dildo 53 9 500 free IOO bac* R Bm (Tar A Ack. KOOI hoar Statistics First downs Rusnes—yards Pa-,sing yards Return yards Posses Punts Fumbles—lost Penalties—yards Cen la IO 48 178 IOO 8 4 IO I 9 36 20 15 OO SCORE BY QUARTERS Central lowo Ithoco 0 0 7-0 3 3 2 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Cen—FG Street 25 ltd—FO Mgrkowick 41 Itn—FG Markowtck 22 Cen—Cutler I run (Street kick Itn — Safety, iKDanek ran ou /one A—5,550 Frank Markowick of 41 and 27 yards Pitzer. who gained IJK yards in 18 carries, was bumped out of bounds by Al Paris at the Flying Dutchman eight yard line when Ithaca’s J. B. Little failed to make the final block It was also Little who fell in the open field after catching a pass from Jerry Boyes that covered 39 yards to the Central 20 A Dream Come True AU Top Athlete LONDON (AP) — Muhammad All and Polish (rack star Irena Szewinska have been named 1974 Athletes of the Year by The Associated Press in Europe. All, who became the second fighter ever to win heavyweight championship when he knocked out George Foreman in Africa, was a unanimous choice as the top male athlete West German soccer star Franz Beckenbauer was second and American Jimmy Connors. I S Open and Wimbledon tennis champion, PHENIX CITY, Ala (AP) -“It all came true and it’s hard to believe,” said Coach Ron Schipper of Central Iowa’s national football championship, which came Saturday with a 10-8 victory over Ithaca in the Stagg Howl. “This is the best team of my career," said Schipper, a 13-year veteran who won his 101st game against the explosive New York Bombers, who were unable to score a touchdown on the smaller Iowa team The victory, the 15th in a row for Central, gave the Flying Dutchmen the national Collegiate Athletic Association Division III title. Ithaca missed three scoring opportunities that could have given it a victory The Bombers failed on two chances with less than a yard to go at the Iowa five in the final two minutes of the game They also failed to get a touchdown after Dave Pitzer rambled 52 yards to the eight. And they mused another when J B. Little slipped and fell in an open field at the Central 20 on a 39-yard pass play from Jerry Boyes. “I think those were the three things that were obviously th** difference." said Coach Jim Butterfield of Ithaca. "They were the best team we played and they hurt us very much with their defensive stunting " Schipper said his team was forced to stunt because of its small size. "We don’t mind taking them on part of the time but, when you're our size, you can't sit still very long ” He said the late goal-line stand "exemplified th*' whole seasiin for us They had to get the job done and they got it done ;