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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Coach in 15 Years: Chiefs Fire Hank Stram Hank Stram KANSAS CITY (AP) -Hank Stram. tho only head coach tho Kansas City Chiefs have ever known, is through. Tho dapper littlo man was fired Friday by I .amar Hunt, owner of tho National Football League club, who said ho wanted to “revitalize our organization and give it a fresh approach.” Stram, contacted at his home in suburban Prairie Village in Kansas, said ho didn’t want “to make a statement at this time. FII do that later.” He was not present at tho midafternoon news conference, called by Hunt to make tho announcement. Stram still had seven years remaining on a 10-year con tract providing for an estimat-td salary of $100,000 a year. Hunt said the1 payments to Stram would be continued “as they become due. We will honor the financial terms of that contract sub jet t to consideration of his income from any new endeavor.” Hunt said Stram was not offered another Job with tho Chiefs. Hunt said the Chiefs would start their search for a new coach immediately and announced .lack Steadman, the club’s vice president and general manager, “will seek, find and employ a coach.” Hunt also said Steadman would be in charge of contract negotiations and player sign ings. Stram handled both “Coaching a pro football team is a complicated job,” Hunt said “I have developed a changing philosophy of what a coach’s duties should be. Contract signing and the* coat hing end should definitely be separated. If a (oat h has too many duties, there is a danger of fraetlonalization.” Strands firing came less than a month after the Chiefs finished their worst season ever. winning only five of 14 games. “Over all,” said Hunt, “our record was disappointing but as far as being 5-9, over-emphasis should not in* put on that as our reason for being here today.” Hunt said the Chiefs would look for "someone relatively young” for their new coach. Ho did not elaborate and denied rumors that Don Shu la of the Miami Dolphins would in? the next Kansas (’tty coach. Hunt hired Stram, who will be 52 Jan. 3, when he formed the Dallas Texs for the new American Football I/’ague in I960. At the time, Stram, who played college football at Purdue, was an assistant coach at Miami in Florida. The Texans moved to Kansas City and became the Chiefs in 1963. Under Stram, the Chiefs made their way lo the top of the pro football ladder, upsetting the Minnesota V ikings 23-7 in 1970 in the Super Bowl. Kansas City also played in the first Super Bowl in 1966, losing to the Green Bay Packers 33-10. After the triumph over the Vikings, Stram described his complicated multiple offense as “the offense of the seventies.” A year later, the Chiefs had a 10-3-1 record but lost to Miami in the inter-divisional playoffs 27-24. Since that game, the Chiefs have gradually nosedived. People turned against Stram and branded his offense of the seventies the flop of the seventies. During Stram’s 15 years as Hunt’s coach, his teams produces! 129 victories, 79 defeats. Miller’s Beavers Sink Iowa 97-60 PORTLAND, Ore.—Powerful Oregon State burned the nets at a 62 percent rate to drub Iowa 97-60 in the first round of the Far West Classic here Friday night. I he sky-scraping Beavers, who are coached by former Hawkeye boss Ralph Miller, employed a tough 1-21-1 zone press defense to force 25 Iowa turnovers. The 37 point losing margin was the second worst in Iowa history. Largest was the 38-point loss to Kansas State a year ago (105-67). Chilly shooting on the part of the Hawkeye^ was a chief factor in the contest. Iowa could sink but 27 of 60 shots for 45 percent, a far cry from some early-season encounters when the Hawks often shot upwards of 55 and 60 percent. “When we did get a good shot, we couldn't put the hail in the basket,” moaned Hawkeye head man Lute Olson. "Our inside men just weren't moving, and I don't know what we can do.” Iowa was without the services of starting guard Scott Thompson, who contracted mononucleosis earlier in the week and was replaced by John Hairston. “John Hairston played well, but tarry Moore was far below what he should bo doing,” Olson remarked. “In the last three games he's shot 1-8. 1-7 and    2-7, and he’s a    fine    shooter. “I^arry Parker is averaging    18 points,    but    got    only five points and two rebounds tonight. He seemed like he was in another world.” Oregon State, paced by sophomore forward Lonnie Shelton, charged to a 36-21 halftime lead. OSU continued the splurge by sinking ll of its first 15 shots after Intermission en rente to a 61-point half State substitutes gave the Beavers their largest lead of the game at 87-48 with 3 23 left in    the game. “There was no one point .hat we lost    this    one.    because Oregon State is so much better than we are,” admitted Olson. “It could have been worse, as Ralph Miller put in his reserves early in the second half. “They’re an excellent (lub, and Shelton may he as good as any soph forward in the country.” The 6-8 Shelton led the balanced OSU scoring with 18 points, one of four Beaver players to reach double figures. Dan Frost and Bruce King were the only Hawks to hit double figures, as each scored 14. Olson looked ahead to his team’s next tourney game. “We play Wake Forest at 5 p.m. (Iowa time) Saturday, and I told our club we’ll find out what kind of team we have in the consolation after being bombed tonight.” Oregon State, now 8-1, takes on Washington State at ll p.m. Saturday night. Schallau Falls In Australian Open MELBOURNE,    Aust. —Mona Schallau. formerly of Iowa City, Iowa, was eliminated by Japank’s Kazuko Sawa-matsu. 6-2, 6-fl. in second-round play of the Australian Open tennis championships Friday. Defending    champion Evonne Goolagong and Margaret Court led the advance into the third round with impressive victories. Iowa Boxscore IOWA (60) Moore 2 0 I 4, Mafriston I OO 7, Mov* 0 0-0 0, I homo* 0 12 I, Frost 7 0-0 14, Parker 2 12 5, Drake 3 12 7, Ward 0 OO 0, Galen* 1 2 2 4, Hoberecht 4119, King 7 O O 14. Told* 27 6 IO. OREGON ST. (97) Neat 3 12 7, Lee 2 2 2 6. Tucker 644 16 Jordan 0 2 2 2, Smith I O I 16, 0**en 112 3. Bokke 0 (LO 0, Daniel 4 0 2 8. Mitier 6 l l ll. Runyon 2 O O 4, Mennev vey I 2 2 4, Shelton 9 0-0 IS, Oretta 0 041 0. Total* 47 13 18. Halftime. Oregon St. 36, Footed out None Total fool* Oregon St. 16 A 9,561 Five Iowa Motmen Advance in Midlands EVANSTON. 111. - Iowa advanced five wrestlers and Iowa State three into the semifinals of the Midlands wrestling tournament at Northwestern Friday. Tim Cyseuski, Steve Hunte, Brad Smith. Chuck Yagla and Dan Holm all won quarterfinal round matches for the Hawk-eyes and Mike tand. Bob Holland and Al Nacui won for the Cyclones Iowa holds the team point lead (23 1/2), followed by Iowa State and Wisconsin (23), Mayor Daley Wrestling club (21) and defending champion Coe Topples Wabash 77-69 CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — Sparked by Leonard Cooper’s 24-point scoring outburst. Coe eased into the finals of the Cannonball Classic basketball tourney with a 77-69 win over Wabash Friday night. The Kohawks, now 5-1 on the season, will meet Slippery Rock in the tournament finals Saturday night. Coe (77) Smith 8 34 19. (Oley I 01 2, Stevenson 3 48 IO. Cooper IO 4 4 24, OHoven 4 0-0 8. Brute 2 0-0 4, An dr even 4 2 3 IO WobO*h <69|: Johnson 5 2 2 12. folk erson IO 5 5 25. Borities 0 44 4. jonsen 4 018. Vhonhwltker I 34 5, Porker I 3 4 5, Bell 2 2 2 6. Knowing 2 OO 4 Mott Coe 36. Wobosh 31 Team Foot* Coe 22. Wohosh 20 Fooled Out Bruce Technical Foul. Olio sen Oklahoma State (20 1/2), but the Cowboys advanced lust one grappler to the semis, while Wisconsin put six in the semifinals. QUARTERFINALS 111 Mike Load. I SU. dec Jim Bisseil, MSU. 7 4 126 Tim Cv*ew*ki, la , dec Don Mal linger, unattached. KM. 134 Steve Hunte. lo, dec Jim Miller, UNI. 6-1 142 Ken Snyder. UNI, dec Don Zim merman. ISU. Ill; Brod Smith, la., dec Tom Garcia, unattached, 8 2 150: Boh Holkmd, ISU, dec. Dean Arm*trong, OSU. 13 4 Chuck Yogic, la. p.nned Pout Martin, OSU. 3 54. 158 Dan Holm, la., dec, Jodv Sloan, Wvo, 52. 167 . Carl Adorn*. ISU, dec Dan Wool mon, lo., 2 2, ret dec. 190: Al Not in, ISU, dec. Craig Steven*. la., 8 I Northern Iowa Falls To N.Dakota 78-53 SIOUX FALLS, SD. -Northern Iowa, trailing 46-21 at halftime, dropped a 78-53 decision to North Dakota in a loser’s bracket game of the North Central conference basketball tourney Friday. Bill Runehey, Nic Classiek and Steve Milt's tallied ten points for UNI and Mark Lindahl led North Dakota with 18. UNT is now 1-8. Northern Iowa (531: Runchev 4 2 3 IO, Podha*ki 3 (Ll 6, Rigger I 2 2 2 6, Wel*h 1 2 2 4. Buller I 12 3, Fergo*on I 0-0 2. Classic* 5 0 2 IO. Riletf 0 0-10. Mite* 4 2 3 IO. North Dakota <7«>: Ganhu* 5 7 7 17, Eagleton 2 3-6 7, Lindahl 7 4 4 ll, Good rich 5 OO IO, Otto 3 016. Jones 4 02 8. Thorpe 3 0-0 6. Becker 2 0-0 4. t oken* 0 2 2 2. Halt UNI 20. North Dakota 21 Team Foal* UNI 20, N Dakota 21 Fouled Out' R one hey, Rigger I Otto* I J AP Wirephoto Flick of the Wrist Iowa's John Hairston (14) hooked the wrist of Oregon State s scintillating Lonnie Shelton during the Hawkeye* 97-60 loss to the Beavers Friday night in the Far West Classic. Shelton hit I 8 points to pace Ralph Miller’s Oregon State club. (ALLEGE BASKETBALL I Carolina SI 99. Kent SI 61 SU 113. St Peter*, N J 101 task Ingum 59, Atmo 56 hic ago Loyola 82. Wichita Si 74 Tbii ran mr Bt* CHAMPIONSHIP Louisville Holldoy Classic Louisville 79, Florida SI 61 Hunter How* l eh man 72. Hunter 68 Herald Ne yr* invitational infield 102, N Montana 101 Plainsman Huron Uorlhern, S D . St 91, Sioux f all* 68 Gator Bowl l»eon SI 61, Memphl* St 54 Greater Bluefield liueftetd 78. Georgetown, Ky. 71 CONSOLATIONS Granite City Classic entufky SI 66. WI* LuCro»*e 65 ut tufa Baptist 92, St Cloud 74 76 NCC Holiday Semifinals N Dakota St 94. Morningside 82 Augustana TO. S. Dakota 58 thodr un New Me« Highlands 99. Black Hills W Colo 108, Chadron 84 Lutheran Brotherhood Gustavus Adolphus 72, Newberry 71 Wartburg 87, Augsburg 76 Luther 80, Danu 70 Susauebanna 67, UosuHi 64 Gator Bowl Jacksonville 63. Temple 52 Louisville Holiday Classic W Kentucky 92, Purdue 80 Poinsettia Classic Bi iv tar 88. George Washington 74 Ocean State Drake 70, Brown 58 St John s, N Y 78, Rhode Island 56 Greater Bluefield Invitational Obci Un ll, Concord, W Va. 63 Plainsman Huron I Montano 61, Huron, S D Col 60 Ne C Holiday Mankato St 91. S Dakota St ll N Dakota 78, N Iowa 53 FIRST ROUND Maryland Invitational Mary land 105, Georgia Tech 67 UCLA 78, St Bonaventure 62 All College Centenar y 90, Poe Itfc ll N Tenas St 83. Niagara 72 Big £ ight Iowa St 107, Color ado 82 Kansas St 84, Missouri 67 Motor City Michigan 82, W Michigan 62 Roanoke invitational SI F tone Is, N Y 69. Bor knell 68 indiana Hull of I ame Mississippi SI ll, S. Illinois 75 Indiana St. 65, Santa Clara 64 Old Dominion Classic Cantor ma 84, Arsono 82 Old Dominion IO. Columbia 67 Pillsbury Classic Clemson 63. Auburn 59 Minnesota 64, Navy 35 Pacemaker Classic Tutane IS, Louisiana Tech 40 NI Louisiana 86. Rice 71 Kodak Classic Dartmouth 96, Rochester 90 Gearuetan 71. Syracuse 70 Motor City I Mn Muon 62, Detroit 60 Oral Roberts Bowling Green 73. San Diego St 68 Oral Roberts 90, Harvard 84, OT Tangerine Bowl ( Michigan 78, Stetson 77 Bentley Holiday Hartford 92 Brand#!* 88 Duane Holiday Wm Jewell ll Bellevue 59 Duane IOO McPherson, Fan 56 Tri State Classic Heidelberg. Ohio TO, Franklin 65 Wooster classic I urlham 88. Wheaton Si Wooster 86. Hamilton 78 Wayne State Holiday Cal of Oiorks 74, Wts River Falls 68 Wuyne St 81 Simpson 58 Mount Union Hiram 75, Westminster 73 Mount Union 84 Walsh 73 Winchester Classic Shepherd 114, St Paul s tv Mowui a. D C 85, Lock Haven 44 Chico Invitational Stanislaus St 83, Mattel Field 66 Sacr amento St. 105. Whittier 66 Alaska 82. Laverne SI Chico St 66. Redlands '>4 blue Gray Invitational First Round Augustana, III 73. Tenn Wesleyan 67 Huntingdon 80. Whitwoitn 71 Ram Classic Hoper Iowa 69, Croci land 59 Cornell 97, Northwestern, Was , 63 Lobo Invitational stanford 89, Illinois 76 New Mexico 95, Army 65    1 Cannonball Clastic Slippery Rock 113, Marian 107 c oe 77. Wobosh 69 Rainbow Classic Otho St 106. Pennsylvania 94 Indiana 98. Ftondu 84 Milwaukee Classic Virginia 86, Wisconsin 78 USF Invitational UC Santa Barbara 59, Gon/uga 56 San Francisco 99, Texas Christian 86 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sat., Dec. 28, 1974 ISU Untracks Offense 107-82 KANSAS CITY (AP) -Don’t forget the name . . . Mike Evans. He’s a guard for Kansas State and only a freshman. Evans gave a crowd of 10.-693 quite a treat Friday night by sinking 12 out of 12 floor shots before he missed in K-State’s K4-67 victory over Missouri in the final first round game of the Big Eight Conference preseason basketball tournament. Not only that. Evans hounded Willie Smith, Missouri’s junior college transfer flash, on defense all night and held him to only four field goals. The Wildcats’ victory put them into tonight’s semifinals against the Iowa State Cyclones, who bombed Colorado 107-82 in the opener. Evans, 6-foot-5, dumped in 26 points. The Wildcats broke the game open in the last three minutes of the first half and led 42-32 at the intermission. K-State poured it on after the rest, and the Tigers were helpless. Iowa State, 4-5, set a tournament record with its 107 points and became the first team ever to score IOO points against the Buffs, 3-5. Art Johnson and Horde Ivy were the ring leaders for the Cyclones, who It'd most of the way and at one point cashed in on a seven-point play featured by three' free throw , on technical fouls against the Buffs’ Ron Wrigley. The play came with little more than 15 minutes left with Iowa State ahead 60-50. Larry Loots, in the process of shooting, was fouled by Larry Va-culik. After Wrigley, who had had a technical called against him earlier, expressed his disapproval of the call against Ya-culik and was charged with his second technical. When Wrigley pursued the matter further, the third technical was called, a flagrant foul. Loots sank the two free throws, and Ivy connected three times. On the inbounds play. Johnson hit from under the basket, making the score 67-50. * it * COLORADO IM) I? i Oley J J* 9. Mueller 8 f-J IT. McDonald I 4 4 6, Lawrence 6 (ITI 12, Hunt 3 OO 6, Sierra 4 OO I. Miller 2 00 4, Voculi* 0 2 2 2, Knopfco 3 (LO 6. Wente 3 80 6, Aroolk) 0 13 1. Scboen-hott 2 I 5 5. Total* 35 12 22. IOWA ST. (107) Burga son I OO 2, Johnson 14 5-5 33. Loots 0 7 8 I. Ivy 8 12 18 28. Brondstetter 4 5-6 13, Burnett 5 13 ll. DeLo** I 04) 2, john 0 00 0, Smith 3 13 7. Phoruo 0 OO 0 Ma/eika I O O 2, Normon I 04) 2. Total* 38 31 43 Halftime: Iowa State SI, Color ado 41 Fouled out Lawrence, Miller. Vocullk, Burga ion Total tool* Color ado 32, Iowa State 21. Technical* Wnatev 3 Johnson made 33 points and Ivy 28. Greg Mueller was high for Colorado with 17. Cyclone Coach Ken Trickey wasn't proud of the seven-point play. “I didn’t like it at all,” said Trickey. “I don’t like picking up points that way. I’m more interested in how we play in the semifinals than how we played tonight. I just want to run and shoot ” Coach Sox Walseth of Colorado, guilty of 36 turnovers, said the Buffs’ erros “didn t help us any. Many of them were from poor judgment. Rematch: UCLA and Maryland Roundup of College Basketball Results Upper Iowa, Cornell Advance MT. VERNON - Cornell and Upper Iowa moved into the finals of the Ram Classic basketball tournament with easy wins in Friday night’s first-round play. Upper Iowa employed a balanced scoring attack to dump Oraceland 69-59, while host Cornell raced to a 97-63 victory over Northwestern college of Wisconsin. The Cornell-lpper Iowa clash is set for 8:30 p.in. Saturday following the consolation game at 6 30. UPPER IA ORACELAND Upper Iowa (69): Scott Singleton 4 58 13. Kevin Voight 5 13 11. Craig Zanatta 0 14 1, Dave Porter 6 l l 13. Dave Yunecek 2 4 7 8. Jim Torkleson 0 I 2 I. Pat Downey 2 014. Jett Wee** 9 0 0 ll Grocetond (59) Dennis Boyd 0 2 2 2, Dovta Rittman I OO 2. Ben Nick* 112 3. tan Dovies 6 0 3 12. Robbie Johnson 3 l l 1 Ed Launder vine 5 ll ll, Donnell Moore 10 2 2, Ralph Patterson 2 00 4, Ryon Watson 3 0 1 6. Dennis Shields 4 2 1 IO Haft Upper lo 14, Grocetond 29 Team Fool* Upper la 22. Grocetond 28. Fooled Out: Davies, Johnson CORNELL NORTHWESTERN Cornell (97): Gary Van Corp 9 80 '8, Tim Maoske 7 00 14. Bruce Millard 5 I 2 ll, Terry Smittkomp 2 2 2 6. Greg Stone 3 OO 6. Barry Hopkins J 40 IO. Jim Albert* 6 02 12. Emerson Goodwin 2 00 4, Boh Schnock 3 OO 6. Jet! Pescnfce I OO 2. Dove Coleman I 00 2. Andy Brinkman 3 00 6 Noethwestern (63) Don Met/er 5 5 7 IS. Pete Schumacher 2 O O 4. Jon Juenther 5 2 2 12, Dove Kaiser 7 2 7 16. Dan Schmetzer I I 2 3, Tim link# I O O 2, Paul Jan*# 3 00 6, Fred Va** 1 2 2 4. Paul Zell 0 I 4 I Holt Cornell 45, Northwestern JI. Team Fool* Cornell 14, Northwest em 12. Fouled Out Kaiser Bv The Associated Press Marques Johnson of UCLA and John Lucas of Maryland, two players who have been slowed this season by illness and injury, show signs of coming around just in time for tonight’s heralded showdown between the third-ranked Bruins and fifth-rated Terrapins in the final of the Maryland Invitational basketball tournament. Johnson, who suffered hepatitis before the start of the season and did not play at all in UCLA’s first two games, came off the bench to key a 20-2 surge in the first half that helped the Bruins beat St. Bonaventure 7H-62 Friday night in opening-round play. And Lucas, the star guard who had not played since cracking his collarbone rn Maryland’s first game of the season, returned to action and scored 18 points and dealt out five assists to help the Terrapins rout Georgia Tech 105-67 in the other first-round game. Asked for a prediction on tonight's showdown,    Hr urns Coach John Wooden parried the qi nation by observing, “Maryland won t be playing Georgia Tech in the* final.” Both teams take 7-0 records into tonight’s final, a game Maryland has been looking to since losing to UCLA by one point last year at the Bruins’ Pauley pavilion. Although UCLA — for a change — is not the defending champion, Lucas says that take's none of the lustre off tonight’s clash “It s still UCLA.” he said. “David Thompson was fantastic — as usual,” said North Carolina State Coach Norm Sloan after his Wolfpack overwhelmed Kent State behind Thompson’s 39 points. Allen Murphy scored 20 points and louisville nettl'd the final 12 points of the game and beat Florida State 79-61 to win the Holiday Classic tournament it was hosting. Tenth-ranked Arizona got 38 points from Bob Elliott, but it was not enough as California posted an 84-82 upset in the first round of the Old Dominion Classic, handing Arizona its first loss after seven victories. Luther Cagers Win First Game MINNEAPOLIS, Minn -Luther college won its first basketball game of the season Friday night over Dana, 89-70, to advance to the consolation finals of the All-Lutheran Brotherhood basketball tourney. Dono (TO) William* 6 11 13, I ode* I l l 7. Olson 5 4 4 14. Gu*tat*oa 6 00 12. Pfob*t 7 03 14. Hibbing 0 010. Davie* 4 2 3 IO. Luther (89) Alderson 6 4 4 16. Evons 112 3. Neunober 2 00 4 Running#* 7 0 2 14 Denner ll 4 5 26. Schlock I 0 0 2, Kennedy 7 01 14. Gager man* 0 12 I Hart Luther 42 Dona 30 Team Fowl* Luther IS. Dung 16 Fouled Out O»*on READY WHEN YOU ARED • Residential • Commercial • Investments • Income • Acreages • Farms Pi AL IHA AAA VIN IK Ort*# 365 8681 (■r 37/ 584 1 RAY ROHL* INC.* REALTORS 1833 1st Av*. S t. ;