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On Thursday nights WFL game of the week set for national TV North Carolina State first Bruins ranked third in latest cage poll CHICAGO (UPI) - The World Football Uague, with one franchise already moved and another certain to shift locale, has 400 players signed and a national TV contract agreed upon for its initial season. Gary Davidson, organizer and president of the circuit, announced after the second board of governors meet Monday that agreement has been reached with TVS for national television of a game each Thursday night. Details of the agreement will be announced in New York today. However, Davidson revealed that the Memphis franchise owned by Steve Arnold has been moved to Houston, and that after a trade of coaching and player personnel between Boston and New York, the Boston franchise will be moved. Coaches grid clinic slated for March 2-3 The 17th Annual Southern California Interscholastic Football Coaches association football clinic will be held March 2 and 3, at Cerritos College, Norwalk. Guest speakers will be coach John Clark, Piano high school. Piano, Texas, and Gerry Faust, Moeller high school, Cincinnati, Ohio. Coach Clark is considered one of the finest preep coaches in the southwest. He has won two state titles and during the past eight years, his teams have been involved in seven district playoffs. Coach Carrell Royal of Texas University regards coach Clark as one of the best in the business. Coach Faust is recognized as one of the top high school coaches in Ohio. His teams have been ranked with the top five in Ohio during the past six years. He is highly recommended by Woody Hayes of Ohio State. The two-day session will cover the total high school football program: organization, offense and defense, motivtation and conditioning. The clinic is free to members of the Southern California High School Football Coaches association (1973-74). Nonmembers will be assessed a $7 clinic fee. Registration will be 7:30-9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday. The program will begin at 9:15 a.m. Coach Paul Womack of Redlands high feels this is the best clinic of the year for high school coaches. "This is a great clinic for youth program and -young coaches just starting in the profession," he said. Under consideration as a new site for Boston were Mexico City, Portland, Ore., Nevy Orleans and Salt Lake City. Earlier the Memphis franchise had been expected to be transferred to Portland. The trade between Boston and New York will simply exchange rights to players and coaches, with coach Babe PariUi shifting to New York. Davidson said the New York franchise has signed a "future" player, presumably an athlete who will play out his option in the National Football League this season. The governors approved a 20 game schedule starting in July and ending in a championship game the Friday after Thanksgiving. The league will be divided into three divisions of four teams each and each divisional champion plus the second place team with the highest won-lost percentage will qualify for the To his Bruins playoffs, the schedule will call for each team to play two games with each other other team in its division, two games with six of the other eight teams in the league, and single games with the other two teams. Davidson said that most of the players now signed were 6th or 7th round draft choices or lower down. "Definitely we will not sign as many first round choices as the National Football League," be said. However, he anticipated the WFL would receive an "influx" of talent in July or August after the NFL teams have made training camp cuts. The league will hold its draft of professional players, in the NFL, the Canadian League, and minor pro leagues March 18-19 in New York, Davidson said. The draft originally had been scheduled for Chicago Feb. 18-19. Wooden puzzled over what has happened LOS ANGELES (UPI) John Wooden seems to be as puzzled about what has happened to his UCLA Bruins as the average basketball fan. "We haven't played well and I don't know exactly what's the matter," Wooden told the Southern California Basketball Writers Monday. "Certainly I'm hoping we can snap to it a little better. I don't want to rationalize about things, it could be this, it could be that. I know the reasons in a sense that we haven't played well but I don't know how to correct the reasons. The turnovers for example, the intensity. We're probably not as hungry. "Maybe losing might help correct it. The only thing I can do is hope so." Suddenly, the Bruins appear to be mere mortals. The so- called Walton Gang, led by 1973 Sullivan Award winner Bill Walton, was knocked on its NCAA crown last weekend, losing to Oregon State 61-57 last Friday night and then bowing at Oregon 56-51 the next day. The team that had an NCAA record winning string stopped at 88 games by Notre Dame this season now finds itself in a tie with Southern California for first place in the Pacific-8 race with a 7-2 record. UCLA is in jeopardy of failing to even make the NCAA playoffs. The Bruins, of course, have won seven straight national championships and nine titles in the past 10 years. "I think the two losses tend to give our opponents a little more confidence," Wooden declared. "But I also feel they the losses could make us get it a little better too. At least that's what I'm hoping.' Both UCLA and USC have five Pac-8 games left. They host Washington and Washington State here next weekend and then go to Stanford and California the next week. On March 9, the teams meet at the Sports Arena, the Trojans' home. "I predicted before the season started that the conference championship would probably be decided on that last game between us," Wooden noted. "However, I feel now that there's a possibility the last game could throw it into a tie. 'Iliere was a time when I thought the winner of the last game would have it." use 's Don Anderson was chosen as university division Player of the Week while college honors went to Azusa's Dennis Vanzant. ^ POTVIN INJURED UNIONDALE, N.Y. (UPI) Dennis Potvin, a rookie de- fenseman for the New York Islanders, sustained a cracked navicular bone in his left ankle in a National Hockey League game against the St. Louis Blues last Thursday night, the club revealed Monday. However, a team spokesman said that a cast had been placed on the ankle and Potvin was expected to play in tonight's game with the Montreal Canadiens. Here last weekend Bulldogs win season net Qpener over Oxy University of Redlands tennis team made its 1974 debut last weekend winning an 8-1 SCIAC match over the Occidental Tigers on the UR courts. The Bulldogs captured all six singles matches but dropped a second doubles battle to the Tigers. Two frosh netters and a senior transfer all combined for wins in singles action for coach Jim Verdieck,now starting his 28th season at the UR helm. Craig Edwards, a freshman from Ventura, played in the number one singles spot and downed his Oxy opponent 7-6, 6-4. Dave Sallee, a senior transfer from Fullerton State, played number three singles and won 6-3, 6-0. The other freshman, Peter Colon from Tacoma, Washington, played sixth in the singles ladder and shut out his Oxy foe 6-0,6-0. Veterans Jim Doal, Don Hanson and Mitch Finklestein playing two, three and five in singles action also captured wins. Doal triumphed 6-1, 6-0, Hanson won 6-0, 6-1, and Finkelstein defeated his opponent 6-1, 6-4. Hanson and Edwards played in the number one doubles spot for the Bulldogs and downed their Oxy playing counterparts 6-0, 6-1. George Horioka and Steve Tharaldson also came through with a doubles win taking a 6-2, 6-1 decision. The only loss of the day for the host team came in the second doubles match where Bob Risinger and Colen lost to Mattison and Graham of Oxy 2-6, 5-6. The Bulldogs will travel westward Saturday to meet Whittier and LaVerne in morning and afternoon SCIAC battles. Against Ramoria Terrier cagers play home finale tonight Redlands Terriers will play their final 1973-74 home basketball game at Terrier gym tonight, still looking for their first win in CBL play. The Terriers hope to upset the visting Ramona Rams in the 7:30 p.m. tilt. It will be their next-to-last chance to pull out a league win. Friday night, coach Al Endeman's crew will meet San Gorgonio in San Bernardino in the season finale. Ramona is now 6-6 on the season while the Terriers are 012 and entrenched in the league cellar. In their earlier CBL meeting this season, the Rams gained a 76-64 win in Riverside. The two clubs also met in a pre-league season San Bernardino Kiwanis tournament game with Ramona outgunning Redlands in that one 72-44. Expected to get the starting call tonight will be Carlton Poole, Mike Jensen, Fred Smith, Mark Modes and Dennis Nymeyer. It will be the final home game for senior starters Modes, Nymeyer, Poole, and for reserves Brian DeRoo, and Terry Tatum. In other CBL action tonight, league-leading Pacific (ll-l) will host the Fontana Steelers Olderman answers your questions All you got to do is ask Murray Olderman (6-6), San Gorgonio (9-3) will be at home against Riverside Poly (5 -7) and Eisenhower (2-10) will travel to Ontario to take on the Chaffey Tigers (9-3). Bill Posedel signs contract with Padres SAN DIEGO (UPI) - Former Oakland A's coach and scout Bill Posedel has signed as pitching coach with the San Diego Padres. Posedel, 67, had been in retirement after serving as a scout for the A's last year. He was pitching coach fdr-ithe Oakland team from 1968 to 1972 and is credited with developing Jim Hunter, John "Blue Moon" Odom and Vida Blue. Padres' Manager John McNamara said upon joining the club earlier this month that Posedel was the pitching coach he wanted if he could lure him out of retirement. Posedel pitched 16 years but only five in the majors—with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves. LYLE VS BONAVENA DENVER (UPI) - Ron Lyle, the No. 5 ranking heavyweight contender, has signed to meet sixth-ranked Oscar Bonavena in a 12 -round bout at the Denver Coliseum on March 19. NEW YORK (UPI) - If there was an energy shortage in Oregon last weekend, it was UCLA that suffered from it. After being upset by Oregon State and Oregon, the Bruins were spilled from the No. 1 perch in the United Press International Board of Coaches' major college basketball ratings by North Carolina State, the third team to hold the top spot this season. Another former No. 1, Notre Dame, also climbed past the sliding Bruins into the second position in the ratings. N.C. State's Wolfpack was soundly trounced by UCLA in St. Louis Dec. 15, but since then has scored a pair of impressive victories over North Carolina and Maryland, ranked fourth and sixth, respectively, this week. The Wolfpack were a solid choice for the No. 1 ranking as their 20-1 record attracted 22 of the 35 first place ballots cast. Notre Dame, with an identical 20-1 mark, received 10 first place votes, while UCLA picked up the remaining four. North Carolina State's point total was 334 to the Irish's 318. Notre Dame also has been the victim of a 19-point defeat at the hands of the Bruins, but it was the Irish who ended UCLA's record 88-game winning streak at South- Bend earlier this season. The North Carolina Tar Heels survived a loss at Maryland last week to hang onto their No. 4 rating, while Vanderbilt remained fifth with Cougars rap Cal in Pac 8 cage contest By United Press International Edgar Jeffries, a non-starter for the first time this season, came off the bench Monday night to lead Washington State to a 74-47 Pac-8 basketball win over California. The 6-foot-3 forward hit 12 points in the first half as the Cougars built up a 33-23 bulge and wound up with 16. Steve Miller added 14 and big Steve Puidokas~ll and 10 rebounds. Cal trailed by 15 but fought back to within eight late in the second half on the outside gunning of freshman Don Weaver, who had a game high 21 points. In another Pac-8 contest in the Northwest, Clarence Ramsey and Ray Price combined for 49 points and Washington made 55 per cent of its shots in an 84-70 romp over a Stanford team that managed only a 36 per cent shooting mark. One other Coast contest found Fullerton, now 4-3 in the CCAA and 14-9 for the season, nipping Bakersfield 37-35 in a lowscoring affair. George Keefe led the winners with 12. St. Mary's hosts the Cal Aggies tonight. a 20-1 mark. Maryland was sixth, followed by Marquette and Pittsburgh. Southern California advanced to ninth in the rankings with a pair of victories last 1. N. Car. St. (22) (20-1) 334 2. Notre Dame (10) (201) 318 3. UCLA (4) (18-3) 28« 4. Nortt) Carolina (18-3) 198 5. Vanderbilt (20-1) 173 6. Maryland (17-4) 137 7. Marquette (19-3) 96 8. Pittsburgh (21-1) 88 9. Southern Calif (18-3) 62 10. Indiana (16-3) 55 ABA roundup weekend, but, more important, tied UCLA for the Pacific-8 lead. Indiana, which moved out in front in the Big Ten race, took over the 10th position. 11. Alabama (18-3) 12. Providence (21-3) 13. Long Beach St. (20-2) 14. Kansas (16-5) 15. Kansas State (17-5) 16. (Tie) South Car (17-4) 16. (Tie) Creighton (19-4) 18. Utah (17-5) 19. New Mexico (17-6) 20. Louisville (15-5) 39 38 35 14 12 11 11 10 7 3 Stars down Cougars^ extend win streak SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Utah Stars Coach Joe Mullaney isn't worried about winning the American Basketball Association Western Divison title but he's not so sure about the ABA consecutive win record. Mullaney's Stars downed the Carolina Cougars 121-110 Monday night in the only ABA action to extend their winning streak to 14 straight, two short of the league record set by the old Oakland Oaks four years ago. "I think I can safely say we we'll win the divisional title," Mullaney said. "But we're so far ahead in the West race that the boys don't have much incentive to win three more on the road in order to break the consecutive win record." The Stars are at San Diego Wednesday and San Antonio Thursday. If they win both games, they would have to win at Kentucky Saturday to get the record. With 21 games left in the regular season, the Stars now have a 12 '/2 -game lead over San Antonio and Indiana. Ron Boone led the Stars to victory No. 14 in a row Monday, hitting all 11 shots for a club record! Boone was also perfect from the free throw line for 24 points. Six other Stars were in double figures, with Willie Wise getting 23 and James Jones 20. Utah had a three point lead at the half and going into the final quarter but scored the final seven points of the game to ABA Standings By United New York Kentucky Carolina Virginia Memphis International g.b. 2V2 3V2 Press East w. I. pet. 40 23 .635 36 24 .600 39 29 .574 21 38 .356 17 15 47 .242 24V2 West w. I. pet. g.b. 44 19 .698 — 32 32 .500 12V3 32 32 .500 12V2 28 33 .459 15 27 37 .422 17V2 Utah San Antonio Indiana Denver San Diego Monday's Results Utah 121 Carolina 110 (Only games scheduled) Tuesday's Games Kentucky at Memphis San Antonio at Indiana (Only games scheduled) finally put the game out of reach. Mack Calvin led all scorers with 31 points for Carolina but the next high scorers for the Cougars were Joe Caldwell and Gene Littles, both with 15. The loss leaves Carolina in third place in the ABA East, 3'^ games behind division leader New York. In tonight's action, Kentucky is at Memphis and San Antonio travels to Indiana in the battle for second place in the West. College cage results West Washington 84 Stanford 70 Wash St. 74 Calif 57 •Southwest S.F. Austin 109 Angelo St. 83 Paul Quinn 102 Wiley 96 Arkansas St. 81 Lamar 67 Sam Hstn St! 80 Sul Ross 70 SW Tex St. 70 Hwrd Payne 63 Oklahoma St. 86 Missouri 80 St. Col. Arks 87 Hendrix 65 Ark Tech 85 Harding 78 (ot) Arkansas Coll. 107 Ozarks 84 Midwest Purdue 99 Iowa 78 Notre Dame 85 W. Michigan 68 Denison 55 Marietta 54 Rollins 73 Ashland 71 Kansas 98 Oklahoma 80 Loyola (III) 82 Bow Green 73 Indiana 101 Illinois 83 South Alabama 99 LSU 87 N.Ga. 42 Georgia Coll. 31 Mdsn SB St. Mary's (Md.) 48 Citadel 65 VMI 47 Richmond 84 West Virginia 83 Mississippi 61 Kentucky 60 Norfolk St. 94 St. Paul's 83 Vanderbilt 89 Auburn 79 Roanoke 84 Southern Miss. 73 Murray St. 85 East Tenn. 75 Jackson.St. 98 Grambling 94 Jacksonville 71 Stetson 62 Alcorn. A8.M 93 Southern U. 77 Delta St. 68 SE Louisiana 60 Pembroke 81 Fyttvll St. 70 Tennessee 85 Florida 57 Austin Peay 96 Tenn. Tech 71 Catawba 62 Mars Hill 60 Elon 73 Belmont Abbey 69 Mississippi St. 84 Ga 69 Tenn. St. 82 Pikeville 61 NW La 84 Nicholls St. 79 Virginia 72 Wm & Mary 62 East Kings Point 75 Pratt 62 Wynsbrg 71 Calif (Pa.) 56 W. Va. Tech 95 Bifid St. 79 Bucknell 68 Dickinson 53 Montclair St. 62 Upsala 61 Dowling 104 Cathedral 72 Bryant 78 Stonehill 63 Lwll Tch 79 Salem St. 78 Snead, young lions hit it off No generation gap in pro golf The tipoff: A third place team, the Detroit Pistons, is my pick to go all the way to the NBA title this year because they're playing the best basketball currently (and are eligible under new playoff rules) — also because they've eliminated any possible dissension by having a black coach and a playing roster which is 6-to-l black in a league which is 2-to-l black. Q. One year, a small town in southern Indiana. Martinsville, was the talk sf the state due to a pair of fast, high scoring kids named J. Wooden and Sally Suddith. We all know what Johnny Wooden did. Whatever happened to Sally Suddith? - Dan Johns, Hay ward. Calif. Thanks to the bright memory of the UCLA coach, we can tell you that Sally first went with Wooden to Purdue, drooped out as a frosh. went to Indiana, dropped out as a soph and when last heard from during Wooden's last visit home a couple of years ago, was living on a farm outside Martinsville. We were," says John proudly, "known as the Gold Dust Twins because we played so well together." Q. Is there a Chris Evert fan club and how can I get an autographed picture of her? — Earl Adams, Peru, Ind. Hurry, before Chris retires next year, as threatened, at the grand old age of 20. As far as we know, there's no organized club but you can get pictures or any other information by writing to her father who manages her affairs: Jim Evert, 1628 NE Seventh Place, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33305. Q. How much time of a pro football game is devoted to TV commercials, team time-outs, half-time and other enterprises? Simply, how many minutes does the viewer ac- tuUy see of the game itself? - Nick Girimonte, Chico, Calif Straight from Chet Simmons of NBC, we can tell you that 20 minutes are allotted during each game for network commercials, most of them during the 12 time-outs allotted both teams and during the half-time intermission which lasts 18 minutes. There are also two local station breaks of one minute each. Someone once put a clock on the fime the ball was actually in play and came up with a figure of 12 minutes. «. Compiriag Dave Bedford's brilliant 10.«M meter ran last mmer with his rather dismal showiig at the 5.M0 oMtters in Maaich. whv do yon think he seems to lelf- destnwt when up against ranners of comparable talent? — MichaelltoMen. Danville, Va. The Engli^ distance runner faces the same problem en- counteredby another great distance runner of a few years, Ron Clark of Australia who regularly set world records but failed dismally in the Olympics. Like Clark, Bedford does riot have a great finishing kick. To compensate, he must try to kill off his rivals with a fast pace but in a talent-packed setting like the Olympics, you just can't run away from the field — there are too many other good ones. Bedford, who's regarded as a fiake, is sensitive about his inconsistency in big meets. Q. Who won the NBA one-on-one championship last year, who did he beat and by what score? — K. Reynolds, Selnia, Calif. The one-on-one, which is no nrore, was won by Geoff Petrie of the Portland Blazers over Barry Clemens, a Cleveland spare, 40-36, in an overtime cliffhanger. Bob Lanier of the Pistons was the champ the first year of the event, over JoJo White. The NBA moguls did away with it because they felt it "took away from the basic concepts of basketball as a team game." I inean, Barry Clemens the best? Q. Does a professional football player receive any extra money if he recovers a fumble, intercepts a pass, blocks a punt, ete.? - Scott Durham, Mt Vernon, Ind. Only if it's written into his player contract - it has been contained in special clauses occasionally. But NFL rules forbid teams paying players extra for special effort and they have been fined Tor it Q. With aU the static about women's lib, ete., who were the nrst women athletes admitted to the AAU, when and what were their necialities? - John J. Darmody. Redlands. Calif. AAU national headquarters in Indianapolis informs me that the first women registered for national competition were aquatic oerformers, in 1914, among them Aileen Allen, a prominent diving star, but they didn't compete on a championship level untu 1916. Little Aileen Riggin won an Olympic diving medal in 1920. The AAU first registered women tor track and field in 1922. LOS ANGELES (UPI) - If there's a generation gap on the PGA tour, it doesn't show. Sam Snead, a relic from another era, has only nice things to say about pro golf's so-called young lions and they're even quicker to compliment the old man in the straw hat. "1 think it's just fantastic that Wr. Snead is out here," said blond, 25-year-old John Mahaffey. "I think it's really great for golf. It's just too bad Mr. (Ben) Hogan can't be on the tour, too. That would really be something." Added Tom Weiskopf, a young veteran of 31: "Sam's got some kind of sweet swing at his age." Incredibly, the 61-year-old old-timer of the PGA trail (he will celebrate his 62nd birthday May 27) was in a four-way tie for first place after three rounds of the $150,000 Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open last weekend. In a tournament he won in 1945 and 1950, Snead shot rounds of 73,68,66 and 71 for a 278 total, six under par, over the loiig and demanding Riviera Country Club. He finished in a tie with Mahaffey for second, two shots behind Dave Stockton, the winner. He didn't win it but he came close. And he stirred a lot of memories. (Paid Political Adv.) "You know, these are real nice boys," said the man who won the first of a pro record 84 tournaments way back in 1936. "Why do I still play? Well, I still like to play and it's nice to get out and see the new kids who are coming along and see how the game is changing. I'll tell you, these kids today are really fine golfers. They're stronger and they're better putters than they were in my heyday. "These are very respectful kids, too. A lot of them call me Mr. Snead. I really enjoy being around them." Winner of four PGAs and three Masters along with one British Open, the hero of yesteryear from White Sulpher Springs, W. Va., is in his 37th year on the tour. In 1938, he was the No. 1 money winner and earned $19,534. In 1973, following the schedule of "10 or 11 tournaments a year" he has been on since 1950, he was No. 78 in money won with $38,685. Snead started the year with $561,954 in career earnings. He won $13,875 here. He insists he never plays golf for fun—even with friends. "I always play for something," he said. "Otherwise it's like a mailman taking a walk through the woods on his day off." Snead's last tour victory came in the 1965 Greensboro Open. Will he win another before he calls it quits? "I just hope to keep playing well," he smiled. As you might suspect, Snead is the t>est of today's senior players in the United States. Since 1964, he's won a total of 10 senior titles—five PGA Senior championships and five World Senior crowns. As you also might suspect, the name Slammin' Sam doesn't fit any more. Snead said he's lost 30 yards off the tee and he must rely on experience and finesse now. "If an amateur player knows he's prone to be short 85 per cent of the time and that he should take enough club to overcome this," he offered, "then the next thing is to know the distance. "I learned it late but I'm strictly a yardage man now. My instinct tells me some shots look shorter. But if I know exactly how many yards it is, then I can figure in whether it's uphill-downhill, against the wind or what." Snead also knows something about psychology. On the final hole of the LA Open Sunday, the ancient one had a warning for Stockton. Snead leaned over and informed Stockton in a low voice that he remembered getting birdies on the final three holes at Riviera to tie Hogan in the 1950 tournament and then win a playoff. "That kind of rattled me," admitted the 32-year-old Stockton. "He gave me a moment to pause." Parting shot: Pro football players will show their proficiency at the net in the first annual Pro Football "Tennis Tournament at Lake Havasu City (Ariz.) the last weekend in March. Their efforts will benefit the Handicapped Indian Children on.the C(dorado River. Got a tough question about sports and the people who play Ihi-m? All you got to do Is ask Miiiray Olderman. Write him .It 11 M - Itcdiands Daily Facts. P. O; Box 191, Redlands, Calif. !t2:!7:t. The most interesting questions will be answered in this column. Olderman regrets that he cannot write personal answers to all questions. Re-Elect Councilman CHARLES "chu«k" DeMIRJYN "20 Years of Community Service" BEST HAMBURGER IN TOWN! PLUS:-BREAKFAST SPECIAL 2 eggs, hashbrowns, CholGe of Ham or Bacon, with Toast. Wide variety of Sandwiclies Daily 8:30 am. to 11.30 p.m. Sundays: Open 'til 5:30 p.m. EMPIRE B0WL "°''»3':;sr*'' ierved

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