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By ENSIGN RITCHIE Lumberjacks Still Appear Eager For Entry Into BSAC Conference Northern Arizona University, which made a couple of years ago for getting in the Big Sky erence, apparently is still interested. -But they don't seem to be making too many member schools happy. In fact, it does not appear as though Flagstaff school officials are even trying to make friends. While at the campus last ·week, we were asked on three occasions, by representatives of the press' and school officials, what the chances are of the Lumberjacks getting into the conference. We told them we had no idea. This is a matter to be decided by the six college presidents. And we haven't been able to find out what their thinking is on the issue. But, from a personal standpoint, we weren't too impressed with the institution. TAKE SECOND LOOK True they had a real fine care. We understand they also alienated a couple of Big Sky schools. There is one other item against t h e Lumberjacks -geography. The Idaho and tana schools figure the confer ence would be too spread out It would be quite a jaunt Moscow or Missoula to Flag staff. V/e-don't want to even gues what the Big Sky Conferenc presidents will do when ex pansion votes are taken. But Northern Arizona University left the same impression with them as it has with us, the stitution hasn't a chance. PAID ADMISSIONS A report from Ben Jewell president of the Pioneer League ihis week showed that Ogden conference officials to take a second look tiie school. before admitting ·"· ··· "*-· j ""~**J *-·**** «-» * v*-- -. -- ··-- Lino VV C*l^IX O A i w T T \t\A I* I HA b WgU\xi football team. But there sreidrew 33,822 paid admissions for other things that ^ should cause j its 33 home games in "'shade better than 1,000 per game. This helped the league show the best attendance in its three years of summer baseball. The "league total of 89,214 admissions was 25,768 more than the 1965 attendance in 1965 and 13,129 better than in 1964 The percentage of increase While apparently m a k i n g their pitch for entry they aren't putting their house in order. Several players on the Northern Arizona football team, a member of the NAIA, would be ineligible under NCAA standards. This is strictly an "out- over 1965 was 41 per cent, io,,,» ,,,,!,-.! sibly good enough to win the 1966 National Asso e l a League attendance Derby. This award was won by the Texas League in 1965 with an increase of 42 per cent. GREATER ATTENDANCE All Pioneer League cities, with the exception of Twin law" school. Then too, there is the matter of officiating. We don't make it a habit of criticizing officials. In most cases we believe they do their best. But things got ridiculous, to say the least, at NAU last week. The Flagstaff school assigns its own officials. Then at the close of the contest, Weber State coach Sark Arslanian headed across the field for the customary handshake with coach Andy MacDonald. But the coach was nowhere to be found. He beat most of his players to the dressing room, BEST BEHAVIOR One would think that a school trying to impress other institutions would be on its best behavior. But they don't seem to raus, snowea tne greatest attendance in the past three Ogden has an excellent chance of winning the grand sweepstakes award among association cities wtih an increase of 113 per cent over its assigned quota. A financial report for the Dodgers won't be ready until after the board of directors meets later this month. The paid attendance figures for other teams in the league this season were: Idaho Falls, 23,350; Caldwell, 20,266, and Twin Falls, 11,776. a a j per' Larry

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 25 Sep 1966, Sun,
  3. Page 22

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