Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 15, 1974, Page 149

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Financial News Want ads Section D SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1974 'EXTRA' PLAYERS HELP VIKINGS 35-15 SW Loop Orders Lie Detector Tests DALLAS (AP) In landmark decision for inter- collegiate athletics, the Southwest Conference an- nounced Saturday lie detector tests will be part of any in- vestigations of illegal prac- tices by coaches, athletes or friends of a league school. "This is the first effort in the collegiate area in this re- spect with teeth in said J. Neils Thompson of the Univer- sity of Texas, president of the SWC. "To accomplish it (at the winter meeting) amazes me. Without exception, we had support from all the confer- ence coaches." On another matter, concern- ing an investigation of Texas track Coach Cleburne Price, who was accused of giving money to a sprinter on his team, Thompson said, "On information Price will furnish (to the will take a polygraph." An investigation committee looking into the matter took no immediate action. On the historic conference- legislation, Thompson said, "II has some legal bugs in il, bul it's a start a milestone. It's new across the counlry because no olher conference has done it. I think Ihe Big Eight has it under considera- tion." The SWC faculty represent- atives voted in favor of the polygraph tests in investiga- tions to become effective immediately. The new legislation read: "In the invesligalion of alleged SWC and NCAA viola- lions, Ihe results of polygraph tests shall be considered by Ihe SWC to be part of the fact- finding process. Says Ara To Quit or Join Pros MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) Ara Parseghian will probably conclude his coUe- giate coaching career follow- ing Notre Dame's Orange Bowl appearance according to a report in Sunday's Minneap- olis Tribune. Columnist Sid Hartman re- ported Parseghian will either move to the National Football League or retire from coach- ing. The story said Baltimore Colts owner Robert Irsay wants Parseghian to coach his NFL team. Hartman also said Parseghian is being wooed by the Chicago Bears. Baltimore is presently coached by form- er Miami Dolphins general manger Joe Thomas while Chicago's operations are being conducted by former Viking general manager Jim Finks. Parscghian, who coached Northwestern in the Big Ten before going to Notre Dame, was not available for com- ment. "As a provision in the written or oral contract of employment of all coaches, the institution shall require the coach to give full coopera- tion in any investigation by the SWC or the NCAA in which information is sought from the coach, and if asked to do so by a conference repre- sentative submit to a poly- graph test. "A representative of athletic interest shall be re- quired to cooperate in any SWC or NCAA investigation in which information is sought from such person, and if asked to do so by a conference representative, shall submit to a polygraph test. (Refusal or failure to comply renders him ineligible to serve hi such ca- pacity thereafter.) "A student-athlete shall be required to cooperate in any SWC or NCAA investiga- tion and, if asked by a confer- ence representative, shall submit to a polygraph test." Thompson said any student athlete failing to do so would probably not lose his scholar- ship but the "right to partici- pate." Thompson said the preced- ent-setting move would have a "tremendous psychological effect" on any coaches who might want to stray from the straight and narrow while recruiting high school ath- letes. "Our coaches didn't bat an eye and they are to be com- Thompson said.. He added he hoped the NCAA would adopt such leg- islation at its meeting in Washington in January. Thompson admitted, "We're not sure of all the legal aspects and there is concern it could lead our- selves into court cases." The SWC drafted the resolu- tion with the help of Dean A.A. White of the University of Houston, Prof. Ed Horner of Baylor and Prof. All Witte of Arkansas. Cliff Speegle of the SWC said the recent dialog between Texas Coach Darrell Royal and Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer was a factor in the conference action. However, Thompson said, "This thing has been going on a long time before that play in the newspapers. It's some- thing we had to find a solution to. If we didn't we would be in trouble." Page Out of Viking Book Kansa: City QB Len Dawson was hit and knocked across the goal-line by Minnesota's Alan Page in the first quarter of Saturday's NFL game. The fast move by Page accounted for a 10-yard loss Vikings won 35-15. Bengals Sit on Ball, Steelers Breeze 27-3 Ambivalent Feelings A lively debate Is being waged these days as to whether college football should re- turn to one-platoon rules. You know, the old- fashioned he-man brand in which everyone has to play both offense and defense. No spe- cialists. We are amused by .some of the arguments on both sides. For instance, just to play the devil's advocate (and don't say that's easy for here are the quotes from two Big Eight coaches: Barry Switzer of "Do you want to go back to 3-0 and 8-0 games? It would be terrible for the fans. .Coaching, you'd spend 75 percent of your time on your kicking game and defense. And spend the rest of your time on offense, running plays plays and punting for field position, trying to get a break and score." Earle Bruce el Iowa "If we went back to single-platoon football it would ruin our game. We would really lose ground. We'd go back to all defense and punting. College football was dead under the old rules. High school games were more exciting." We can't help snickering at those com- ments, as everyone old enough to recall (he 1950s can testify there were many, many exciting contests, and even a lot of high-scor- ing affairs. We've seen some dull games under two-platoon rules, too. they could hold the line until the next quarter began. So you can see college football soon was pressing for more and more scholarship aid for a squad big enough to feature THREE units one more than the two necessary to- day. So before the NCAA rules committee rush- es into any changes, we hope it reviews the past. We like the idea of having every college football player learn both offense and de- fense, but we don't look on limited-sub rules as a money-saver unless strict ceilings are placed on the size of squads and coaching staffs. Pass the Hash Money-Saver? On the other extreme arc the administra- tors of college football who see a return lo one-platoon rules as a way to cut back on many scholarships. If players have to go both ways, thsy reason, you will need only half as many of them. These folks also have short memories, or else they are too young to remember (he trends that crept into college football during the 1950s. Notre Dame meets unde- feated Alabama in Ihe Orange Bowl, New Year's Day. Iowa Women Trounce N. Illinois, 58-37 DK KALB, III. Iowa de- feated North Illinois, 58-37, in a women's intercollegiate basketball game here Satur- day. Vicki Cook and Becky Moessner led Iowa, now 3-8, with 18 and 16 points, respec- tively. Northern Illinois won Ihe junior varsity game, 47 N. Illinois (37) J. Joiobs 2. G. l.uehr 16. C Kufko 5, P. Feinino 2, Turner C Pelner 4, I hrnwn H Iowa Rerky AAoeilner IA. Morale Ruhow 4, Kattw 7, Vlrkl (oak id. Sue Lorenren A, Shirley Varan ton 7 The NCAA rules committee chopped oif the free-sab rales In 1952. College football im- mediately was chaaged lo an iron-man game In which everyone had both ways. A player taken ont of actlen could not return until the next quarter began. It didn't take long for coaches to get foxy. We recall Paul Dictzcl's regime at Louisiana State, for example, in the mid-1950s. Pope Paul (he was given that nickname because of his sanctimonious bearing) devised a cute way to beat the slrict sub rules. LSU began coaching Ihrec teams. LSU's "first" team was the offensive unit. These players practiced offense 90 percent of (he time and were given just enough defensive coaching for emergencies. Paul had a de- fensive unit named Ihe Chinese Bandils who practiced 90 percent of the time on defense. Aha, you ask, how did LSU operate when Ihe ball changed hands and Dlclzcl was un- al.le to return a man lo action In the same quarter? WHI, I.SU had a "third" tram that was coachrd U go both ways. This unit admitted ly did ptrsomiH as Rood as rithrr the offensive cr dffmslvf specialists, hill Iowa State's Ken Trickey is understand- ably upset at the Cyclones' inability lo score well. In his five seasons at Oral Roberls U., his learns Iwice led Ihe nation's major uni- versities in scoring (1971 and In 1971 they set an NCAA record by averaging 105.1 per game. "We didn't run our patterns he said. "We weren't aggressive enough. I don't know what's wrong. Iowa just wanted thai game harder than we did. We didn't jump. We didn't shoot well. If you jump and I don't, you're going to gel Ihe ball. I'll tell you Ihe difference: II wasn't rebounding and il wasn't shooting. Iowa just outhuslled us." The Iowa Stale cage program has been set back, understandably enough, by the tragic illness of Maury John, who died of cancer recently. Until Trickey has the opportunity to do his own recruiting the Cyclone fans arc going lo have to eal humble pie for a season or two. Aside from Hcrcle "Poison" Ivy, Ihc Cyclones looked desperately in need of a tal- ent transfusion. Bob Curran, the Buffalo livening News' clever columnist, dealt out this one: An art teacher was telling her class that Michelan- gelo painted the Sistinc Chapel on his back. A pupil asked: "Did il come off when he took a Thai's terrible. Worsl we've heard since Ihe one about the guy who asked his dale if she liked Kipling. "1 don't know." she cooed. "I've never Kipled." Over and out. (irover (iarvln, head football coach at Ellsworth Junior college of Iowa Falls, says he pushed two of his five all-conference players for ail-American: John Bliuck, who kicked 44 of 48 extra-point Iries in two years plus five field goals, and Dave Green, 6-5, 250-pound offensive llneniiin from Washing- ton, Iowa. (iurvin says Green is being rerruilcd avid- ly by Iowa, Iowa Stale, Pill. Brigham YHUIIK. Ohio Stale, Oklahoma Sl.ile, Arkansas and iilhers. Apparenty he is one of the three ,11' players Coach Hob Com m ings says he wanls lo land Ibis season. is the son of Jack Hliizek, who has coached at Marshalltown, Creston, Ottmnwa and several other Inwn schools PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers, bound fur the National Football League playoffs, found the Cincinnali Bengals a surprisingly easy louch in a meaningless regu- lar season finale Salurday. The Steelers took a 17-0 halftime lead on two louch- down passes by Terry Bradshaw and a field goal by Roy Gercla Ihen romped lo a 27-3 victory in the nationally televised game. But it was how (he Bengals lost more than how that Steel- ers won (hat surprised Pitts- burgh players. Cincinnati quarterback Wayne Clark passed only three limes in Ihc second half and none in the final quarter and Ihe Bengals appeared conlenl to let the clock run oul. "They still have to look in Statistics Bengals 11 41-170 23 Sltttler: 3fll 12-21-0 First downs Rushes-yards Passlna yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-losl Penalties-yards SCORE BY QUARTERS Cincinnati Plttsburoh 7 10 7 3-2) INDIVIDUAL SCORING Stallworttl 5 pass trom Bradshaw (Gercla kick) AAulllns 7 pass from Bradshaw (Gercla kick) FG Gerela 26 FG Muhlmann 32 Harrison 1 run (Gerela kick) INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Williams 18-67, Davis 13-73, Dressier 8-16. Pltfsburoh, Harris 17-79, Bleler 8-38, Harrison M4. Coslet 2-24 Pittsburgh, Stollworth 6-105, Swonn 2-44, Grossman 1-18. Clark 3-8-1. 23 Pittsburgh, Brodshow 8-13-0. 132; yards. the mirror in the off-season and say, Tm not as good as those said an astound- ed Joe Greene of the Steelers. "I hated this said Regis 5 Dumped By Wash 62-54 By Haven Simmons Jeff Dawson ignited a fourth-quarter flurry Saturday night as Washington's basket- ball team subdued city rival Regis 62-54 in Ihe Wash gym. Dawson's jumper from the corner wilh remaining gave Ihe Warriors the lead permanently, 48-47, and the 6- 5 forward rained in Iwo more buckets down the slrelch. Regis had staged a game comeback after a nightmarish first period. The Royals trailed 12-0 early and didn't register their initial points until had elapsed. Meanwhile Washington was dominating the boards, and forcing mistakes. Only Ihc limely freelhrowing by Mark Ahart enabled the Royals lo cut (he deficit to 17-16 at Ihe end of the quarter. The Warriors found a hot hand in the second period, sailing back nut in fronl be- hind a balanced attack. Craig Kunlson's drive-in expanded Ihe lead In 38-22, and Wash sellled (or a 38-25 halflime margin. The scrappy Regis club blasted its way back into contention after intermission, as Ahurt threw in eight points and Wash became ice cold. A sweeping hook shot by Brian Tiernan gave the Royals their first advantage of the night, 41-40, with to go in the third stanza. Darrell Hobbs and Pete Seyfcr both scored -12 poinls lo pace the winners, while Daw- son and Craig Roalson added 10 each. Abart captured honors for the contest with 19 for the Royals Washington boosted its sea- son mark lo 4-2, while Hegis drops to .500, at 2-2. ReoK Mel O'Donnell 6 1? 13, Brion Tiernan 6 13 13, Mark Ahart 6 MO 19, Pat Qulnn 2 0-0 4, Kurt Downey 2 12 5. Washington Craia Roalson 4 2-4 10, Bob Kino 4 frO 8, Petr Scyfer A 0-0 12, Darrell Hobbs 4 46 12, Bob Stewart I frO 2, Curt Mllrov 3 00 6, Bob Drown 1 frO 2, Jctt Dawson 5 03 10 Halt- Wash 38, Reols 25. Fouls: Wash 14, Reols 14. Fouled Oul: Downey. Tlcrnan. Expect Cochran to Be Named ABA Boss NF.W YORK (AP) Boh Cochran, broadcast coordina- tor for the National Football League, reportedly is the lead- ing candidate to succeed Todd Munchak as American Basket- ball Association commission- er, the Associated Press learned Saturday night. Steelers linebacker Jack Ham. "Obviously he (Bengal coach Paul Brown) didn't care. I'm just glad it's over. "When you're running out the clock on our 20-yard line, well, that's the kind of game it was." Steeler Coach Chuck Noll declined comment on the Cin- cinnati strategy of throwing the ball just eight times, de- spite the fact that Clark was the quarterback instead of the injured Ken Anderson. "I can't worry about that. They do what they want. We had no control over he said. But Noll was extremely pleased with his team's per- formance. "I thought they went after them enthusiastically. It would have been an easy game to let up he said. Running back Franco Harris topped the mark in rushing for the sec- ond time in three years. "It was one of the things we wanted to do, to give him the chance to get said Noll. "It's been a long, hard season and he deserved it." The Steelers take a 10-3-1 mark into the playoffs against visiting Buffalo next Sunday. It marks the third straight year Pittsburgh has won 10 games in a season and each time they have made the playoffs. Harris, who picked up 79 yards in 17 carries, finished (he season wilh yards, the second time in his three- year career he has topped the mark. While the Steelers used most of their starting lineup, the Bengals, who ended the season with a disappointing 7- 7 record, were forced by in- juries to use a makeshift contingent. The Sleclers eased to a 17-0 halflime lead on Bradshaw's two scoring passes and a short field goal by Roy Gerela. On their opening drive they had a chance to score, but in- stead of attempting a 44-yard field goal after taking the ball to the Bengals' 27, they chose to punt, sparking a chorus of boOS. But after the Steelers stopped Ihe Bengals, Lynn Swann quickly opened things up, lakinK a Dave Green punl on his 13-yard line and racing fi9 yards to the Cincinnati IS Five plays later, Bradshaw hit John Stallworth with a five- touchdown pass. 4 Touchdown Passes Drop Kansas City KANSAS CITY (AP) Coach Bud Grant of Minnesota used what ho described as "a little gimmick that works sometimes" to help the Vik- ings beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-15 Saturday in their National Football League game. "We kept 14 men on the field until a play was called when the Chiefs had the explained Grant. "When a good, veteran quarterback like Len Dawson is playing, he will look to see who you've got in the game. "If there are extii uefen sive linemen or extra defen- sive backs, he'll play accord- ingly. So we kept our guys on the field until the play was called. "Why did we use it today? Because they had a guy like Dawson at quarterback." AdvaaUge Grant said he thought the Vikings had a psychological advantage in the nationally' televised game with the Chiefs. "We have a playoff game to look forward to next he said. "All they've got to look forward to is packing to go home." The Chiefs' 23-7 victory over Statistics First downs 2? 17 Rushes-vords 33-114 27-83 Posslno yardage 244 198 Return yardage 34 89 Posses I9-2V-1 14-ji.? Punts 3-3? 1-49 Fumbles-lost 3-1 Penalties-yards 4-25 4-20 SCORE BY QUARTERS Minnesota 0 14 7 14-35 Kansas Cltv 390 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Stenerud 37 KC-FG Stenerud 32 34 Dass trom Tarkcnton (Cox klckl 10 pass trom Tarkenton (Cox kick) 73 pass Interceotlon (kick tolled) 7 pass trom Berry (Cox KC-FG Stenerud 29 3 pass trom Berrv (Cox INDIVIDUAL LEADERS ----------ro 12-: Cltv, Miller 1 McCullum 6- 118, Reed 6-37, Klngsrtter 2-34. Kansas City, Wright 3-A, Miller 4-46, Klnnev Tarkenton 8-17-1, 135 yards; Berry 11-12-0, 111. Kansas Cltv, Dawson 9-16-1, Carlson 116. the Vikings in the 1970 Super Bowl also may have figured in the Minnesota victory Satur- day. After that game, Kansas City Coach Hank Stram la- beled his attack as "the of- fense of the 70s." "One of our defensive play- ers came into our dressing room today at halftime, grinned, and said: 'The of- fense of the 70s didn't score a touchdown, did Praise Stram said: "They did a good job on us. Next year we'll have to do everything possible to turn things around." Fran Tarkenton and Bob Berry shared equal playing time and each threw two touchdown strikes as the Vik- ings breezed to victory. Tarkenlon, with his team trailing 6-0 in the second peri- od of nationally televised game, hit Sam McCullum with both of his touchdown passes, one a 34-yarder and the other a 10-yard toss that was de- flected into McCullum's outstretched fingertips. Berry, who took over at the start of the second half, drilled a seven-yard scoring toss to Ed Marinaro midway in the third quarter and pitched three yards to Oscar Reed for another touchdown in the fourth. CM rts With a minute remaining, running back Brent McClan- ahan rolled six yards into the end for Minnesota's final touchdown. Fred Cox convcrt- (Continued Col ;