European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 17 1968, Page 19

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 17, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 20 the stars and stripes pro football meeting Lack of adequate stadium May Cost pats franchise Atlanta a the Bosto patriots must be in the process of building at least a 50,000-seatstadium by 1970 or they will lose their american football league franchise under a Resolution adopted wednesday by pro foot Ball owners. The Resolution approved unanimously by Al and National football league owners Call for All member teams to have stadiums with a capacity inthe Vicinity of 50,000 by 1970." the nil has had the require ment for several years. The merger of the two leagues provided that any new team must have a stadium which would seat at least 50,000. The Only other Al team out Side of Boston that Falls much below the minimum except those with the bigger stadiums in the process is Buffalo which has a stadium which seats about 44,500. This could be considered too Low but it would be a Deci Sion by the owners whether Pitfalls in the Vicinity of the football commissioner Pete Rozelle conceded to news men that Boston probably is the Only team now in the league that will be affected. He said the patriots will be told they have to have an adequate stadium or they will lose the franchise i plans Are not underway to build such a stadium by at least 1970.however, Rozelle said there will be considerable latitude in deciding whether stadiums meet the require ments. V there have been reports tha Boston May move the franchise because of the seating in their stadium which holds about 37,000.Birmingham, Ala., is among the cities openly seeking the franchise. The threat to the Boston fran Chise came after the owners Alabama gets new raceway Talladega Ala. A a$1.6 million contract was awarded wednesday for an automobile race track which Lascar pres ident Bill France said will Beas Fine As any in the the target Date for the firs race is september of 1969. Included in the contract is Jetport also to be built on the 1,000-acre site near Talladega Cage coach quits Syracuse to take Sacramento Post Syracuse . A Fred Lewis head basketball coach at Syracuse University resigned wednesday to become athletic director at Sacramento Calif state College. The resignation i june 15. Effective Lewis 47, former College an professional Star coached Syra Cuse to a record of 91 victories and 57 defeats Over six years. Lewis also coached at missis Sippi Southern the University of Hawaii and Southern played College basketball at Long Island University an Eastern Kentucky and starred in the old National basketball league with the Sheboygan wis redskins and the Balti More bullets. Whisenant will coach Ariz. Western cagers Yuma Ariz. A Joh Whisenant who graduated from new Mexico state in 1964, was named head basketball coach at Arizona Western Colleg wednesday. He succeeds Marion Moss who has been appointed chair Man of the physical education department Whisenant 25, was assistant basketball coach at Muskogee okla., High school two years be fore going to Coffey due kan.,Junior College in 1960, the property is located near interstate 20 about 40 Miles East of Birmingham. Ground will be broken May 23for the Jetport and 2-mile Speed Way. The Airport will have a6,000-foot runway. Or. James l. Hardwick May or of Talladega said the con tract went to Moss-thorntonco., Leeds Ala. It is for the Basic construction. Another con tract will be let later for grand stands fences and buildings. We plan to Start with 50,000grandstand seats Hardwick said. We Are aiming for crowd of 100,000 at the opening he added we Are very Happy that Bill France chose Talla Dega As the location for this major he said the track will be Sim Ilar in design to the one at Daytona Beach Fla. Plans Are to have one major Stock car race in the fall and another in the Spring of each year plus some International races. The Airport is expected to be completed before the track. The big races at Daytona bring from500 to 600 private planes to the Airport there. The Speedway will be oper ated by Daytona International Speedway corp. France is it president. Unanimously agreed to Experiment with an extra Point change in 23 exhibition games bet Penafl and nil teams this sum Mer in which kicks would be prohibited. The Experiment ,. Requires teams in those games to run or pass for one Point on the con version attempt after a touch , the owners voted to retain the old scoring system sin games Matching teams of the same league. Games Bette Ennel teams in the exhibition sea son will see the teams Kic Kingas usual. Teams in the Al will be Able to kick for one Point pass for two As they have in the past the old rules also will apply during All regular season game sin both leagues unless owners take additional Experiment is being tried to see if it will produce More excitement in pro football. Extra Point kicks have become Al most automatic in both the nil and Al and Al kickers hit every one they tried in 1966. Owners of Al teams decide to continue the use of player names on jerseys despite a suggestion that the practice be nil owners spent a Good portion of the Day discussing de mands by players that $5 Mil lion be put into the pension fund a minimum salary of $15, 000 a year be established an players be paid $500 for exhibition games. Rozelle said the discussions will continue thursday but he added that he is confident that at this Point there will be no strike. Neither Side wants he said that the owners have said that they intend to be fair and responsible and Are sure the players will be the there have been reports that the nil players association has been seeking authority fro players to Call a strike but so far no one has seen any letter asking for such authority. The decision to Experiment with the extra Point change doomed a proposal to change the scoring on Field goals advanced earlier by Atlanta fal con coach Norb Hecker. The proposal which would have made Long Field goals Worth More than Short ones was with drawn. A a twins rained out Minneapolis a the Oakland baseball game at Minnesota was postpone wednesday night because of rain. It has not yet been rescheduled. Set to go a j. Foyt Winner of last year s indianapolis500-mile race Waits in the pits during a practice session wednesday. Qualification runs begin this weekend. A photo Drivers predict Speed of 170 for pole at indy continued from Page 17 started beside Andretti in last year s 500, predicted the polecat would average 170.7. Gordon Johncock of Hastings mich.,who completed the 1967 front Row predicted 171.4. Generals out dazzle stars in Nail clash new York a George Kirby scored two goals and assisted on another As the Newyork generals Defeated the St. Louis stars 4-0 in a North Amer ican soccer league game at Yankee stadium before a crowd of 3,410. Kirby scored new York s firs two goals at 12 11 of the first half and 25 06 of the minutes later he set up co Prins for a goal. Neville Oxford scored the final goal at 35 34. British Farmer hits big Windfall to end windfalls London a Fred White head a 59-year-old British fruit Farmer wednesday landed a wino $200,378 for just 1 cent much to the Chagrin of 15 million other bettors on the British soccer pools. Whitehead got his Fortune one last regular Pool of the sea son on British be had a few windfalls on he Apple Trees he said Buti be never had a Windfall like Whitehead will share his winnings with his son Alan 31, milk Man recce Morgan and store owner Stan Fraser. Whitehead picked seven draw matches and an away Winner. He got Bonus Points for doing the same at halftime. Now i m leaving my Apple store in the Market said White head. I m going to about 15 million people a wee try to bit the Jackpot on the soccer pools. Only the Lucky one land it. Now he British soccer seasons Over except for one match. That s the English cup final involving West Bromwich Albion and Everton at London s Wem Bley stadium saturday. So the 15 million people who have been hoping to make riches out of rags suddenly Are out of business unless they want to May i,16 ?�o1? on Cricket an australian football. And those two pools rarely payout the big Money a. J. Foyt or. Of Houston,tex., who won his third indy 500 last year estimated it would take 171.1 to sit on the pole this reached 170 . To the first two weeks of Spence of England came closest May 7 at 169.555 in a new Lotus Turbine car then was injured fatally in a crash in a Sis Ter car the same Day. Bobby Unser of Albuquerque,n.m., who has won the last three . Auto club races this season piloted his Turbocharger a Eagle offenhauser to 169.3 in practice Hill former world Champion and i960 Indianapolis Winner has hit 169.045 in another Lotus who have practice Over 167 . Include Gurney in two of his eagles one with a Standard Ford racing Engin and the other with a Semi Stock engine Andretti in a Lotus tur Bine car and in his own Hawx Ford Foyt in his Coyote Ford Roger Mcclusky Tucson Ariz., in his turbocharged Offen Hauser and Bobby Unser win a turbocharged offy. Penguin pair undergo surgery on Hurt Knees Pittsburgh a Veter Senterman Earl i vwinwi4i4m" a n Lucand Ken Schinkel of the a Burgh penguins will undergo surgery for torn knee cartilage the National hockey league club said Garfield was to be. Open atom i wednesday. Schukel Onon wednesday thursday

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