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4S OfSMOlNCSRfClSTrW iPORTSMPi It's Big Mac, Hound, Jellybean and Dr. J Urt r. dSco the pmUdrlphw 76m acquired forward Julms Ervtng. U publicity uVjurl merit ticd It) com up wit slogan to nuirifctmMciunprwl , . I'n nr Ik VHT1 MM bum IM fCOfO eroila cxme to the Spwimm to gape while Ervtng skywalked the Uum into the National Basketball As-soriauoa playoffs Tt 7trs (ell short of the till, losing lo Portland In the rtumpwwhip ktim, k 'We Owt Y One" became the team fuaante lor 1977-7I. Now. the 7tr have given their fans wl'd i place iMin. no coiicTOun vi ii" "-"- -ff C -Df J." Krvin alia. fci become the most famous j -" J nickname to Philadelphia basketball since "Will the M.M Suit" dVscrtbed former NBA War win v.nimwrn.n . vw decade ago. ' Joining F-rvwg in the forecourt U .foot inch. 2JS pound George MoCmnu. or "Big Mac." Cuard Ted "Hound" McClain was recently acquired from Buffalo at a fou.rU guard Swingman Joe Bryant like Jellybeans o be was a natural for "Jellybean." Lloyd Free has never been shy about taking over the olfense. and shooting JO-foot Jump shots la bis favontt weapon. Free modestly calls himself "All World " Fred's buddy on the iram is I foot 1 1 -Inch D-rryl "Dr. Dunk Dawkins, a center woo Ukes his nickname seriously and who has catalogued a repertoire of dunks to hich he has assigned colorful nicknames. There's the "In Your Face Dunk." "Your Mama's Dunk, the "Backboard Smash." the -Super Dunk." and his newest, the "No I laying. Backboard Swaying. Get Out of the Waying. Came Delaying Dunk. "When the going gets tough A storm that dumped 14 inches of snow on Philadelphia brought everything to a halt Tuesday except Phillies' relief pitcher Tug McGraw and a determined group of athletes bent on raising money to fight muscular dlcGraw three of his teammates and veteran National Football League quarterback Roman Gabriel set out on a bicycle trip to Philadelphia's spring training base In Clearwater. Fla. . . , Battling snow drifts several feet deep, the Intrepid athletes pedaled Into the city's downtown area before piling Into a travel van and heading to Washington. DC. on the first leg of their 1.300 mile Journey. Their plan to pedal all the way bad lo be scrapped. When the athletes get south of the snow system, they plan to pedal five hours a day to reach Clearwater. Before the storm, they had hoped to be McGrasafd he wasn't about to let a blizzard stop him from making the trip. "We ll go as far as we can 'til either safety or the weather stops us," be said. Personnel change for shaky team The Indianapolis Racers, losing on the ice and at the box office, replaced Coach Ron Ingram Tuesday and announced the imminent acquisition of some players they hope can boost the team oul of last place In the World Hockey Association. . Ingram will remain with the team as general manager but has been replaced as coach for the rest of the season by veteran right winger Bill Goldsworthy. who will also continue as a player. Right winger Rosaire Paiement, sidelined by an eye injury, has been named assistant coach. Don LeRose, Racer executive vice president, would not name the player or players he hoped to acquire. But he described them as "major players already in the WHA and said the acquisitions should be completed by this morning. . ,. . The Racers, currently 16-31-4 and eight points behind seventh-place Cincinnati in the WHA standings, have been plagued by illness and injury. Attendance has dropped to less than 6,900 per game, next-to-worst in the league. - No money, no league . f kir.c.! " !iiH Rtrharr) Pollack nresident and general manager of the Carolina Lightning, club. uk ko Drkoctop n v Tpniihs 1IC li UIG IVWVJJW.VI, J - adequate crowds, dropped out of the league, the rest of the loop followed. Dick Hill, owner of the Rochester franchise, said he lost between $40,000 and $50,000 on the venture. Said Pollack: "Under-financing was the big problem. I told them (league leaders) that they should have money to run the league for at least three months, if no one came to the games. They didn't have it." COMPILED BY TOM CARNEY SNOW IN EAST SNARLS SPORTS SCHEDULE f: NEW YORK, ' N.Y. (AP) -Training for the World Four-Man Bobsledding Championship at Lake ' Placid, N.Y., was called off Tuesday j because of too much snow. , For the second straight day snow and snarled travel arrangements cut Into the sports schedule in the Northeast. "We couldn't even find the track this morning," said Joe McKillip, technical director for the bobsled championships scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. ; The storm, which had ended by afternoon, also wiped out three pro events because teams were unable to travel. The Portland Trail Blazers or0 imahle to eet into New York and the New jersey reis werp unauic w leave for San Antonio for their National Basketball Association games. The Net-Spur contest was rescheduled for Mar. 7. The Minnesota at New York Islanders National Hockey League game also was postponed when the North Stars could not make airplane j connections. Horse race tracks took anotner beating. Bowie in Maryland canceled its 11th card since its meeting opened Ton and Kevstone near Philadel phia announced it will not conduct racing uum iww llso was snowed, out at three harness ' "tracks Freehold and the Meadow-)ands in New Jersey and Yonkers in ijNewYork. . ... !S The college basketball sehedule -was also affected. Early postpone-'ments included Fairfield at Army, lassachussetts at Rutgers, St. John's it Rhode Island, Niagara at Long ' island University and St. Peter's, i$U.,atIona. !? Tonight's Holy Cross-Notre Dame ' -game in South Bend, Ind., was also ' alled off because of the weather. Conteh comeback LONDON. ENGLAND (AP) -Former World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion, John Conteh of Liverpool. England, launched his tomeback bid with decision over Joe Cokes of Wichita "alls. Tel, Tuesday night Wx . fb 8. 1978 rm m laMw'J an All-America Basketball Alliance the onlv team that was drawing Hope golf opens today at 4 sites PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. (AP) -Defending champion Rik Massengale and five other former Bob Hope Desert Classic golf winners, including Arnold Palmer, are scheduled to open play today in the grueling 90-hole event. There's $225,000 at stake, but the main hope was that Southern California rains would halt. It has rained during the past weekend with a virtually sure chance of more before the tournament begins and a forecast of gusty winds and a possibility of more showers today. Golfers shoot over each of four courses in the first four rounds accompanied by three amateurs. The 18-hole final is Sunday at Bermuda Dunes with the professionals playing for the $45,000 winner's purse. . Palmer has won the event five times. Other former champs include Billy Casper (1965, 1969); Hubert Green, winner Sunday of the Hawaiian Open and champion here in 1974; Bob Rosburg (1972) and Doug Sanders (1966). The 1978 event will be played at Bermuda Dunes, Eldorado, Indian Wells and La Quinta Country Clubs. Tom Watson, who won both the Tucson and Bing Crosby events this year to lead Professional Golfers' Association money winners with $93,956, ranks among the top favorites again. Green's victory in a Hawaii playoff with Bill Kratzert moved him into the second position with $62,800. Massengale won last year with a 90-hole total of 337, 23 strokes under par, and all four desert courses were reported in outstanding shape, helped by previous rains this season. Packers name McMillan aide GREEN BAY, WIS. (AP) - Ernie McMillan, 39, a former all-pro lineman who finished his career with the Green Bay Packers, was named Tuesday as an offensive line coach for the National Football League team. W. Waterloo matmcn tip Dowling By CHICK Bl'RDICK nt t'iimihrr'i Ust-ircoftd beroirt at IIS pounds Tuesday night earned him all decision and gaw top-rated Wet Waterloo a M l wrestling decision over No. t Dowling before a capacity crowd at the Dowling gym. Schrtibw. who Wok a kwing record into tha match, trailed Dan Bugler. I t. when h reversed Iba Maroon senior with S seconds remaining lo give the Wahawks a commanding 26 Ulead It didn't matter momenta later when Dowling heavyweight Jeff Morru pinned Dean Craveman In I minute 40 seconds. Schreibera victory was one of two surprises that helped West lb IU tenth dual victory against two losses. Joe Pratt avenged an 13 setback In last month! Jefferson of Cedar Rapids tournament by edging Matt Egeland. 14. at 9$ pounds. Pratt Comeback Egeland led. 4 1. In the second period, but Pratt lied It with an escape and a takedown, before winning it with a third-period reversal. ' A pin by unbeaten Roger DeSart at 105 and Craig Bohnsack's decision at 112 pushed West to a 11-0 lead, but Dowling closed to within 23-18 heading into the 185-pound class as Perry Hummel (167) won by fall and John Campana (138) recorded a major decision. Hummel needed only 3 19 to dispose of Efonda Sproles as he recorded his 49tb consecutive triumph over two seasons. . Craig Garvin, last year's 132-pound 3-A state champ, also recorded a fall for West, but trailed Dan Christy, 7-6, before winning at 4 37. The two fought through a 6-8 first period, then Christy rode Garvin throughout the second and scored an early escape in the third 2-minute session. Garvin put on the clincher moments later, despite being in severe pain. He had sustained a broken rib early this season and Coach Don Huff thought he rebroke it Tuesday. WkI'i Dave Morkel also remained imhoaten but his 21st victory didn't .nma oaailv The MafOOns' Bob Pertzborn pushed him to a 9-7 decision at 126. Dowling won the last six matches to overcome a 20-5 deficit and win the reserve match , 26-20. Heavyweight Mike Coffin's pin broke a 20-20 deadlock. The Results n Jot Prtll (W) Mai Mll Egnd, 5-4 OS Hover DtSrl (W) pinneo Boo HUman. ''m Craig BolwsacR (Wl beat DnnH Surer. Slv Sitinuiw (D) Mai Jonn DiGiecomo, !i-Dae AAorkW W owl Bob PtrUBorti. -7. 137 Ron Andron (O) draw witn Dav Dunning, 9-9 1M John Campana (D) bal Scoll Slavanj. 145 Craig Garvin (W) Dinned Dan Cnri$l, 4:37. 155-Dion Cobo (O) beat Randy Brandhont, 13-9 16'7p,rry Hummel (O) pinned Efonda Sprolei. 3 19 Hi Jim Schreiber (W) Deal Dan Bugler. J-J. Heevvweighi Jeff Morrii (D) pinned Dean Craveman. 1:40. . ALLEN NAMES 6 ASSISTANTS AT LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (AP) -The new coach of the Los Angeles Rams, George Allen, will bring four of his Washington Redskin aides to his new staff and has rehired two of the assistants from the Chuck Knox regime. Allen disclosed Tuesday that LaVern Torgeson, Paul Lanham, Charlie Waller and Bill Hickman will move from Washington to Los Angeles. Rehired by the Rams were Ray Malavasi and Jack Faulkner. Returning to the Rams as head mafh after a seven-vear absence. Allen said the individual assignments of the assistants have not been set. Allen also will name additional assistants. Torgeson, 48, has been an assistant coach in the pros since 1959 and was on the Rams' staff in 1969-70 when Allen was the head coach. He moved to Washington with Allen in 1971. Lanham, 47, joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972 and the Redskins the following season. Waller, 56, was head coach of the San Diego Chargers part of 1969 and throughout 1970. He has been with the Redskins since 1972. Hickman, 54, joined the Redskin staff in 1973 and Malavasi was the defensive coordinator with Knox and the Rams and will be starting his 24th season in coaching. He came to the Rams in 1973 after two seasons with Oakland, where he coached the linebackers. Faulkner, 51, has been head coach at Denver and chief defensive coach at New Orleans. He did much of the scouting during the Knox regime after joining the Rams as a scout in 1971 and then becoming a member of the coaching staff. Glick receives Hot Rod Award LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (AP) -Shav Click, motors ports writer for the Los Angeles Times, has been named the 1977 winner of the National Hot Rod Association Media Award. He was honored for his coverage of drag racing events. Tank Me.i"r -5 t W& wH Ul i ; Sees no change in super division SPECTATORS WILL SEE SAME GAME By BOB OATES m nit in ! n '" LOS ANGELES. CALIF. -Big-time college football's separation into two divisions this year raises a couple of questions: Does the game now have a super division? Will college football fans see any significant change in the product? The answer to the first question Is a qualified yea. The answer to the other is no. In the new deal, Division I has been split Into Divisions I-A and I-AA. And there is now a super division (I-A) in the sense that the nation's leading football-playing institutions (the top 100, more or less) will eventually be ANALYSIS writing their own rules - as organized baseball and pro football do - without the static they've had in recent years from smaller colleges. BUT THE GAIN is principally administrative. It won't much affect football fans. Few if any schedule changes will result. And the spectator will see the same game to which he's grown accustomed. What's happened is that those who administer college football have made a fundamental organizational change. They've expanded for the second time in five years. The NaUonal Collegiate Athletic Association, which not long ago had two divisions, now has four (I-A, I-AA, II and III). The background: During the television age, spurred Prep sectional wrestling CLASS l-A At North Polk TEAM SCORING I Bondurenl-Ferrar !7l'1; J Woodward-Granger 139; 3. Norm Polk (Alleman) 9S"J; 4. Varleni-dale St. Marvs ol"i; S. Ananwell 47'i. t Cenlral Dallas 38' i; 7. Oalial Community (Dallas Center) 71' i. 1 Wodrkt IS DISTRICT OUALIFIERS -'".r 91 I. Jerrv Moran, Woodward-Granger; 2. Ben Kresse. Maxwell. . 105 1. David Downs, Norm Polk; 2. Gary Haideman, Central Dallas. 117 1. Alan Weber, Woodward-Granger; 2. Bill Elson, Bondurant-Farrar. 1191. Dennis Sweeney, Woodward-Granger; 2. Randall Beck, Marlensdale SI. Marys 126 I, David Durrell, North Polk; 2. Cnuck Tyler, Marlensdal St. Marys. 132 1. Russ Ragan, Bondurant-Farrar; 2. Todd Prichard, Morlensdale St Marys. 138 1. Jim Kunze, Bondurant-Farrar; 2. Gene Hartley, Maxwell. 14S I. Perry Geneser, Woodward-Granger; 2. Jon Miller. Bondurant-Farrar. 155 V vern Bohling, Woodward-Granger; 2. Mike Elson, Bondurant-Farrar. 147 1. Neal Shivers, Bondurant-Farrar; 2. Brad Moeckly. North Polk. 185 1. Mike Woodward, Bondurant-Farrar; 2. Harold Sevmour, Marlensdale St. Marys. Heavyweight I. Scott VonStein, Bondurant-Farrar; 2. Bob Miller. Woodward-Granger, CLASS 2-A At Norwalk T1AWin?e?e'tN123; 2. Norwalk 117',; 3. " Clarke llkTcartsle Ill's. Knoxville 54; a. Southeast Warren 33'i, 7. Interstate 3S (Trurol 32W Chariton 24. D',S,C.T SSKcSSS. Knoxville; 2. Bob Deskln. Ca05- 1. Donnie Jones, Interstate 35; 2. Greg Davis, Wlnlerset ? W"!?- V Rick Dainty, Carlisle; 2. Bnan Harllev, W'l2efr 'l. Dave Capitanl, Knoxville; 2. Jim Lane, N3 l. Steve Webb, Norwalk; 2. Doug Duke, C385' 1. Matt Jones, Norwalk; 2. Shawn Hall, C145Sl- I. Mark Slomano. Clarke; 2. Pal Webb, NorwoOi. Ahnen, Norwalk; 2. Jelf Faust, Carlisle spencer, Chariton; 2. Phil Hommer, Southeast Warren. 185 I. Greg Thorton, Clarke; 2. Dave Watfs, N Heavyweight - 1. Tim Baker. Wlnterset; 2. Tom Carson, Clarke. At Johnston S.,R23?2. Johnslon 99; 3 GrlnneH 82, 4. Stuart-Memo 80; 5. Adel-DeSoto 65; 6. Waukee 60; 7 Perry 34'i; 8. Ballard 29'i. T- TVEXtiSSS. Johnston; 2. Dave F.ust. S"iJsr'-Tarlan Williams. Savdel. 2. Mike Brose. ""fl",'"' ,. Rick Bullock, Savdel; 2. Jay Belles, Ad.l9-DeSolo. BrtH Loch)ird Johnjton; , Jerry Gt26LSaiV"Matt McPherson, Savdel," 2. Rick Burnham, GrlnneH. . Aiki.i 132 i. Marly Niblo, Waukee; 2. Gary Mlklus, ''m"- 1. Eric wesseis. Perry; 2. Randy Meyers, Johnston. , MiM Jonoon, ri55e- 1 David Thomas, Waukee; 1. John Wolfe. Stuart-Menky j Jck Durr Grimel; j 0e Lafh)01) AHee'vySelront 1. Bin Marnin, Stuart-Memo. 2. Evert Bruce. Ballard. Ford's team finishes fifth PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. (AP) -President Gerald Ford, singers Andy Williams and Gordon MacRae, Desert Classic cnairmin Rill Piieazv and Dro Lee Elder, who shot a 69, finished fifth in the team standings Tuesday in the Day With The Ail-Americans golf tournament. The hxt two-ball tournament at Canyon Country Club was won by pro Lanny Wadkins ana nis mdicui mu,n nf ism Vpner. Larry Tabat and Billy Satterfield. Wadkins shot a 69 and the group finished at 120. Th rharitv tournament, played the day before the $225,000 Bob Hope Desert Classic, awards college sidui-arships to neely high school students. 3 IT" VI . . i i ry titfrnB evr its Hfcfp V Xil WAT by the prospect of television receipts and big league status, ever-larger numbers of colleges and universities have annually sought Division I membership. In I960 there were two divisions with only 116 schools In the top (university) division. By 1973, when the NCAA split Into three divisions there were 126. As of last year Division I membership had risen to an unwieldy 144. The answer this winter was a four-division association. Qualifications for membership in each are progressively more strict. For example, schools seeking Division I-A status must play 60 percent of their games against I-A teams. Those in I-AA need play only 50 percent against either I-A or I-AA teams. "It's a step in the right direction, Michigan Athletic Director Don Canham says of the NCAA action taken recently at an Atlanta convention. "Just how big a step depends on how many schools join I-A. They have until March 14 to decide. I think our new TV contract will make I-AA very appealing to some who might otherwise prefer I-A." UNDER PROVISIONS of the NCAA's new contract, I-A schools are no longer guaranteed TV appearances - but I-AA schools are. "There will be more television money now for I-AA colleges than there used to be for the bottom teams in Division I," says the NCAA's Dave Cawood. "In addition, I-AA teams will have a playoff for a national football championship with another television pot of 8750,000. From now on the MALY Continued from Page One record didn't get any better. But it's always nice seeing Ken Trickey in Tulsa. CREIGHTON NEXT - Drake's players, seemingly destined to stay in last place in the Missouri Valley Con-; ference, fought through a Snowstorm Tuesday, made it to the airport and finally got out of Tulsa. They are fine young men, these Kreklows, Clarksons, Galthers, Mays and Eglis. They deserve a better fate. They are, they know, playing just well enough to lose. It is to the point now where, subconsciously, they are probably going into every game wondering when the hammer will fall. "How," they may be asking them NO. 1 AMES RIPS RIDER GYMNASTS The Register's Iowa News Service AMES, IA. - Bonnie Gagnier won three events and the all-around title to lead No. 1 Ames to a 168.86-145.16 girls', gymnastics victory over Roosevelt Tuesday night, Bonnie, daughter of Iowa State Gymnastics Coach Ed Gagnier, won the uneven parallel bars, balance beam, and vaulting events en route to the all-around championsnip. Jody Keck notched second-place finishes in vaulting and tumbling to lead Roosevelt. The Results Uneven parallel bars I. Bonnie Gagnier (A); 2. Lane Marty (A); 3. Mary Sullivan (A); 9.03. Balance beam - 1. Gagnier (A); 2. Marly (A); J. Julie Hutchison IA); 8.97. Vaulting 1. Gagnier (A); 2. Jody Keck (R); 3. Fiow'exe'rcise - l! Julie Hutchinson (A); 2. Martv (A); 3. Gagnier (A); 9.13. tumbling - 1. Marty (A); 2. Hutchinson (A ; 3. tie between Patty Sargent (R) and Jody Keck 1R); "All-around - 1. Gagnier (A); 2. Marty. (A); 3. Hutchinson (A); 35.37. Kuhn wants to help A's get to Denver OAKLAND, CALIF. (AP) -Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn has launched a new attempt to free the Oakland A's of their Oakland Coliseum contract so the American League club can move to Denver, Colo. "The commissioner feels very strongly we're heading into a real catastrophe" if the A's remain in Oakland and the National League Giants remain in San Francisco, Coliseum President Robert T. Nahas said Monday night "He feels the situation could turn into a disgrace for baseball," Nahas added. Nahas said the Coliseum board, which has refused to release the A's from their contract, is ready to listen but be didn't see much likelihood of a change in the board's position. "Because our unanimous decision the other day was against proposals to this effect doesn't mean something might not change at a later date, Nahas said. II jk k MiV uvtn7 IL S n I only division without a national football playoff will be I-A." Thus the NCAA has provided a financial Inducement for tome of iu smaller colleges to elect I-AA status. INDEED THE TWO relevant considerations are old and familiar in human relationships: money and pride. For all but a handful of colleges there will be more money in I-AA. But there is more prestige in I-A. Weighing these two values, many college presidents and athletic directors are spending a hard winter making up their minds. One thing seems definite: The big schools preferring a small I-A membership of around 80 aren't going to get their way immediately. In 10 years they may. but at the moment more than 100 Institutions have indicated they're "leaning" toward I-A. Some observers think 1978 membership will hit 120 or maybe even 125. This Is a far cry from the 30- or 40-team college football Super Conference that most television fans seem to want As Southern Cal Athletic Director Richard H. Perry says: "When some people think of a Super Conference, they picture a transcontinental league In which the big cats play each other every week. Division I-A isn't anything like that. All we've really done so far is establish the principle of self-determination - the idea that like institutions ought to have the right to make their own decisions." In terms of the future of college athletics, the principle is one of overriding importance. selves, "will we lose the next one?" The next one is Saturday night against Creighton ,at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines. It's the next to last home game of the season. It's foolish to expect miracles at this stage. Creighton is in second place in the Valley and still has visions of winning the championship. There is no logical reason to expect Drake to win. But Drake will play hard. Count on that. It Is to Ortegel's credit that the Bulldogs have not quit. They make some mistakes yes, plenty of mistakes but so far they haven't played give-up. Maybe a miracle will yet happen. Maybe they will find someone to beat. Hell isn't much fun. Contract woes continue for Blue Jay duo TORONTO; ONTARIO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays might be one of the richest teams in major league baseball, but so far two of their most respected chatels have been unable to crack the vault. Neither pitcher Dave Lemanczyk nor infielder-outfielder and rookie of the year Bob Bailor have come to terms after prolonged negotiations with the second-year American League team. Both have agents representing them and are said to be seeking multi-year contracts calling for $100,000 a year. "We're far apart," General Manager Pat Gillick said Monday. Jays President Peter Bavasi said the club payroll, smallest in the league last season, would be up 35 to 40 percent for 1978. - "We intend to reward the players who did a good job for lis to show our appreciation," Bavasi said. "But the fact is, we still lost 107 games last year." Lemanczyk, 13-16 last year, is in a favored position in that he has enough major league experience (two seasons spread over three years) to request binding arbitration. He has until Friday to make his request. Frazier-LeDoux fight in works NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - Former world heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has been offered $250,000 to come out of retirement and fight Scott LeDoux sometime in April, a Madison Square Garden official said Tuesday night The bout if it comes off, reportedly will be held in the Minneapolis Auditorium, although it would be promoted by Madison Square Garden. The New York Daily News said the fight would be nationally televised by NBC, probably during prime time Tfien try 'er biscuits MIAMI. FLA. (AP) - Haverty won Tuesday's feature at Hialeah

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