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14 · Northwwt Arknnwij T^ES, Wed., April 14, 1974 Surrounds Hockey Series Bj- THE ASSOCIATED P R E S S II the Quebec Nordiques can -be persuaded lo play .Itvnr World Hockey Association play ' o f f , game in Calgary tonight, the Nordiques and the Cowboys had better be on their best be; havior. j Hours before a hearing on; Sunday night's brawl between the two teams was to begin in · Winnipeg, Attorney-General -Jim Foster told the Alberta legislature hockey · violence will ; nol be tolerated in the prov :inr.e. --' Calgary holds a 2-0 lead over · Quebec in their best-of-seyen Canadian Division semifinal : series, 1 - T h e coaches, general man- · agers and players from the Cal" : xary and Quebec teams were to alte'nd a meeting called todayi .by Beri Hatskin, the WHA's ' chief executive officer, lo loo^ into the brawl. · I '··' John Dacrets. president of the Nordiques. has said his team · will forfeit the series unless -:three conditions are met. v Dacres called for a lifetime, "suspension for the Cowboys' Rick Jodzio, the suspension of -Calgary Coach Joe Crozier for -.the rest of the season and the ^dismissal of Bud Poile as the '-league's -vice - president in ·''charge of hockey operations. ·; ;'· TO A P P E A R ·' Meanwhile, Jodzio was or" dered to appear in a Quebec 'court May 10 on a charge of . assault causing bodily harm Mvith intent to .injury as a result ~ o f the incident that set off the /.brawl that lasted more than 20 -minutes in the final period of ^Sunday's game, ~ The charge' carries a max- · rmiim 14 years imprisonment ^ a s a result of the incident. ' A report of Sunday'.? game ^said Jodzio left the Calvary -bench and skated 80 feet before "catching - (Marc Tardif. with a two-handed stick attack across .the face. : ; Tardif. the WHA scoring champion, was carried Unconscious from the ice during a : bench-clearing brawl that resulted-in the. ejection 'of five ' placers from each team. , A..club spokesman said Monday that Tardif is suffering from a concussion he received as.a result o f ' t h e incident and would he lost to t h e / c l u b for at least twcrweeks. L "' *'." '' '' - ; - NOT WITH STICK *Jodzip-said lat^ir he didn't hit Tardif'with his stick. ,'-.. . '·' Tardif said in a telephone interview: "1 don't remember what happened. I didn't see him coming- I don't know if it was done on purpose ,-,. or if it · was an accident." .Jodzio did not practice with the Cowboys on Tuesday morning. He went to a hospital for treatment of deep cuts in the back of his legs and slices "around his eyes. Calary players said nJy the who stond over Jodzip with his ! stlcgk raised, saved Jodzio from more serioiis injury. By G R A N T HALL A - . T I M E S Sports "KilLlor ·' . j As of 9 : 3 0 , this ·morning, the JnEvcrsity of " A r k a n s a s . sports {formation 'office had received 3 official word of / a n y Razor- jack basketball signings. ; Arkansas head /coach ftcidle Sullon mid assistant Pat Foster .pent Tuesday night In Foil Smith in order to stay close o Charleston's 6-9 center John ilewni't, and at least one morning newspaper hi the'state reported ' t h a t Stewart would sign with (he Hogs 'today. Roadrunners Come Back To Top Mariners PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - The Phoenix .RpadrunneTs, Teas sur*d at intermission by Coaci Sandy .Hucul, came back from a « deficH to defeat the Sai . Diego Mariners W and take ; ; 2-1 lead in a World Hockey As .sociation preliminary rouni playoff series Tuesday night. The best-of-five series move io San Diego Thursday for th fourth game, and back to Phoc "nix Saturday, if .necessary. Ending speculation that sag ging season ticket sales wou' force a move for the J976-7 season, Roadrunners Presirier Karl Eller announced just be fore the game that "the Phoc nix Roadrunners next year wi be the Phoenix Roadrunners." . . ft was the only WHA playol . g a m e Tuesday nigh!. The thir game of the controversial Que bee-Calgary quarter-final seric .will he played tonight, .as wi the third game of the Winnipe · JetS'Edmonton Oilers series. , Phoenix fans whooped as De . Hall scored the game opene for Phoepix at the 3:23 mart o - (he first period. ' But San' Diego bit hack wit .four straight, on a shorthanile , goal by Brent Hughes, a p ' p l a y by Gene Pea cosh goals by. H a y ' Adduono John French. . Booing was audible as Ih .'teams cleared Ihe ice at inte mission. "I (old the guys In the dres. ing room nol to panic, just »e . back ID our basic style of plaj pul the puck in, dig it out ar - the goaJs would come," sai Hunne-rs Coach Sandy Hucul. Phoenix goalie' Jack Norr: locked the net for the rest Ihe night and the Runner · scored four limes in the sccon period, starting wilh a powe play by Jim Boyd, his thi goal of the series. · Rob Florek, Oary Veneri»7 and Ron Huston joined in th goaling as the Runners oulsho tfie Mariners 14 fi in the ncrio to put Phoenix up fM. Oilers-Jets Edmonton, which won only T ' o f its ft! games, but still mac the playoffs, will.be looking fo III third consecutive triump over Bobby Hull's . Jets, wh won the Canadian Division t i t l wilh nearly twice as many vi toriw. ' · Meeting At The Ball Carrier (·HMESrholo By Ken Good) Ra/orhacks defenders Donald lo make sure a runnlue back ers practiced Monday, took day n p r e p a r a t o n or a u r - 'ulclier (59) and Elijah Davis doesn't escape rturlng lasl Sal- off ami were scheduled lo day's Red-While ..game here 22), among others, converge urJay's scrim-mage. The Pork- work again loday and Thurs- at I p.m. ^^ But No Shortage Of Prospects No Signees Reported By Porkers Yet BULLETIN Arkansas A n n o u n c e d at 11 ajni. today (he signing i[ John Stewart, ins coaches, who'd uitdcrslood hat Oklahoma was still in the ·mintnjl'' for Pilgrim 1 also. Dennis Isbell, 6-7 post man roni -Rlytliuyjlle.t was expected o sign will] Memphis State oday. 'Hie Razorback staff was nfcrestcrt in Isbell for much of the; high school .season but w a s 1 - l e s s , interested a f l e r tl\e slate AAA Tou name nt. The Tfgors have had .(he inside lrack',since.lhon. ·Isaac Greer, 6-0 guard from El Dorado, was expected to sign with Gramhling of Loui sEana .today, - ^ . Wally Love of Holly Grove, a , fi-5 player .whom the-Hogs Became interested in late In the eason, 'Is reported to be-still undecided. .' . v A r k a n s a s - i s still i n I h c ' r u n - ning for Allen Z a h n , a f i - 7 f o r - Assistant Gene K party was in Chicago Tuesday- at the home of 6-9 center Ken .Gehring, who alayed for North Carolina Slate .wo years ago when the \Volf- iiack won the national chanv 3ionship'but then transferred, to a smaller school. Gctiring is visiting the; Arkansas campus :oday and Thursday. ' "Everything is up in the air,' saicl Keady Ihis morning. "Eddie and Pali could call any minute. But most of the guys we're interested in will lake .onger lo make up their minds.' Lciwson Pilgrim, ' G-5, swing than from Conway, still has t\vc visits to make, iillhough he said Tuesday thai he'd narrowed his decision (o Arkansas, Arkansas State and Vandei-bill. . That' encouraged Ihe A r k a n ward from A l b u q u e r q u e . N.M,, ·Hid Hrad -Milcy. C-7 forward from Indiana. A former Little Hock'sports w r i t e r put ihc Hog!, on Ihc trail of Miley, who could t'.ti sleeper, . ' : ; · UA baseball coach Norm DcHriyn said today that he Had not yet signed anyone for-'His loam'. The same was true, for Hog tennis coach Tom Pucci, allhongh John Bailey of Little Rock was believed to be", a s t r o n g prospect. Bailey's Inollier Ted plays nn;-,-the current Porkor team. A r k a n s a s golf coach Thomas McNaLr also said today that no one - l i a r f . signed yet. but' that he H o p e d ' for good results in the next week or so. McNair has his eye on at least -one of the top high school players in the country. . - ":." Shaw Is Month's Top Athlete J e f f Shaw is j u s t - a j u n i o r ' a t Fayctteville High' School, but the spirited athlete has already established himself as one of the hast in the business- The business, t h a t is, of performing for t h e ' B u l l d o g track team. Shaw has scratched out a 15.2 in the 120 high hurdles; kicked a 20.3 time in the 180 low hurdles: long jumped 20'9"; triple jumped ^I'lG"; high jumped -an even' 6'Q" -and. as if t h a i were not enough, runs on the Bulldog relay teams when needed. He won every hurdle event he entered in the ..month of March. For his P c ''Eorni_ajicc_h_c_ lias been named . Washington Counts' Athlete of t h e Month for March, 1376. -V "Shaw improved more iiiicme year Ilian any one I've-.ever seen," remarked Fayettcviile track coach Whit Fowlkes. "He is a hard worker. Has 1 a; lot of desire and dedication.; Jeff is definitely a winner.' 1 - ;.; Cliff. Moltass Hired;' COOKEVILLB, Tenn. --'.Cliff Mallass, of Clemson, has been named head coach at Tennessee Tech. Travelers Nip Porkers .W In Exhibition LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Ken aerkfell's two out : double in bottom of the seventh in ng put the Arkansas Trav ers ! ahead to stay in a 4-2 vie- over the University of Aransas Tuesday nighl. · ' , The score was 1-l-when Ernie osseau beat out an infield hit [th two. mil in the seventh, osseau stole second and I her ame home on . Oberkfell's ouble. . . ., \ . The' Travelers added / t w o iore runs in the eighth inning. The Travelers open their exas League schedule" tonight t Shrevepo'rt. , ' · The exhibition game Tuesda ight atracled 1,351 despite the a m p , chilly, threatening ·Gather. A r k a n s a s 1 Coach Norm eBriyn commented Wednes 'ay that he thought the Razor jacks played a good game anr epresented ourselves well. "We played practically every' xie on the team and the kids made, good plays in ihe field think the .'crowd and the Tra r elers were pleased with ou: performance." DeBriyn stated. The Arkansas coach said tha he'fell pitchers Scott'Bull and Warren Hemm pitched slro'n hree-innihg stints a n d , althoug! Teddy Asbill allowed one run 'he looked pretty good," ac cording to DeBriyn. "Doyle Green hadn't workei in a while and was a little will when he was on the mound, 1 Iriyn said, "But Rich Erwii came in and put out Ihe fire.". Arkansas will lake on Ric a three-game South wes Conference series this weeken at Fayetteville. A single gam is slated for 3 o 1 single ga 'clock Fri ida and Saturday's twinbill begin at 1 o'clock. Saints Mun.de Gets Fat Contract NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ap- arjehtly leery of letting anolh- r big one gel away, tne New irleans Sainls have signed Ailr \merican running back Chuck luncie to a seven-year, $1 mil- ion -contract. The pact £\pires two years fter the contract of Coach Hank Strain, who earlier this -ear was given the job of iringing the dormant Saints back 16 life. Slram's contract vas also reported lo be in the vicinity of $1 million. Recent court decisions have cast doubt on the : life ex- icctancy of the National 1 Foot jail League's .so-called Rozelle Rule, which says'the last:tea-m ;o "hold must ly? athlete signs with a n o t h e r - c l u b -- even if that contract has expired. Since the courts have short- Kids Write Darndest Things To Steeiers PITTSDUIlGll ' ( A P ) Kids a pi ay e r's cant ra c t compensated · ; i f the Muncie was the first of this year's top-round d r a f t choices :o sign with an NFL team. In addition to being the longest contract in team history, il was also Ihe quickest signing of a Saint draft choice. Muncie cam/i to Strain's three-day posl-drafl training camp with his agent. Trope. The-Sainls said Trope and team vice president Harry Hulme negotiated for two hours, then signed the contract. ·After signing, Muncie worked out for the first tmi'e with Ihe "Sainls. He .was excused from Monday's,practices' lo get some; regt after taking the redeye flight from California. He will begin training with the resl of the 86 players .in camp. "I never looted wilh write the darndest things to the Pittsburgh Stecl^rs. "You guys are so fanatic every time-you play I bet at:least a 51-00," Rickv · Tuckerman wrote from Elmira; N;Y.. "I have a be'ercati with 1 ; a'pic- ture of th/i Steeler-s on it,: but t h a t isn't why f changed." Scott Kling of Yocler, 3nd., wrote announcing he's now a fan of the Slcelers instead of Ihe "DDlphians." " , you're still there when T grow up I might become one of your players,' 1 J o n a t h a n Reed informed f r o m ' Spring Groyej Pa. "But, nobody will gel hurt because I rtdn'l likp to see that stuff." ' · ' · ' · ' · . The Sleclers received about 5,000 such letters in a single mortji after the last Super Bowl, and they still get more than 100 a week. ' · A few carry comments like "Yoii stink" aiui "N T o way you'll win three in a row." But most are friendly, with "Please send me" appeals for learn photos, · autographs, slickers and "anything else you have,'* ' Paul Slromberg of Fairfax, Va., · was more- ambitions. "Send me fivp/season's .tickets for me Pleasel!" and my he asked family. Steeler owner Art Kooriey. HIT MUCH Rooriey's. generous, hut five season tickets are a bit much. So Slroiiiberg's letter will join stacks of others that are sent to Asco, Inc,, in Mil mesa a. Asco, \ynich expects l o . p r o - iimilar service for . 15 other. NFL teams this season. scuds' each writer a : S t e c t e r team photo; some decals.and a catalog listing football souve- lirs to buy. % · Asco ' slimales it costs 23 cents for /zach reply.-The Stec!- ers pay sevcn cents an,d 'Asco offsets, the rest wjth revenue from thp catalog. ' GeorRe Masisak of Bradford, \'i\., is obviously, awnre of the frccbics available. He sent a photocopied form letter that he- gan with "D^ar Sir" and closed wilh "Hojie f o hear f r o m you in the near future." circuited the Rozdle Rule, and, weights at all unlil this sea :_ _.. , t . _ J r f _ -: ~' l S D r i ( " Muncie said. "But I am ready to,do whatever it takes." in an apparent hedg/v against losing Mmicie via ihe free agent route, the Saints conscripted the former. California running star for seven years. There, has been speculation thai other teams also would try to forestall, sky-high bidding wars and the loss of future superstars by locking this year's crop of college players to longer contracts. _^___ Muncie. 6 pounds, says feet 3 and 218 runs the 40- yard dash in 4.6 seconds and that-he has been" clocked as low as 4.4 in football's standard measure of speed. He gained 3.052 yards in his college career at California, including 1,460 last fall when he was nmnerup for the Heisrnan Trophy. Texas Golfer Ben Crenshaw Game's Newest 'Youncj Lion' Track Meet Rained Out Thanks to Tuesday's r a i n , th ' a y e t t e v i l l e High Schm Bulldog track team will gel a exlra day's rest this week. Th rain forced the cancellatio Tuesday of the Rogers Jnvi ational Meet in which th Bulldogs had planned to tak parl. The meet will not b rescheduled. On Thursday, the Bulldogs travel to Siloam Springs to participate in the high school relays there and, although phins are still not finalized, at least part of the Kayetleville team may compete in the A r k a n s a s Tech Relays on Saturday. Colts Sign Three BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Colts, who were able to select nnly 1 piayers in th/i r e c e n t National Football fx:ague d r a f t , have signed three Maryland area players a agents. They include defensive h a c k s Andy Powell and Boolrie Reid of Morgan Slate, and wide receiver Kim Hoover from (he University of Maryland. All three will report wj'lh the drafted rookies For a two-day rookie camp April 23. Head Coach Named SAN JOSE. C a l i f . - Lynn Stiles, assistant coach at UCI.A for t h e past f i v e years, has been named head coach at San Jose Slate. - N E W YORK (AP) -- Once in a blue moon a figure will walk onlo the golf stage and start setting off invisible sparks that mark him as a child of desliny, " There i.s an unmislakable ffrair about him. He is not one of Ihe ordinary breed. The way he walks, the way he swings, Ihe way he generates excitement in Ihe crowd -- a l l ' s i g n s pointing lo certain stardom, The latesl is Ben Crenshaw, gait, his copper-colored Prince V'.iliant hair style bouncing as he moves. As he works, his strong features are a vise of concentration, When pressure ends, he relax'es and bubbles w i t h boyish enthusiasm. J "I don't like lo brush off any body who wants an autograph," he says. "It can be u lonesome walk from the 18th gceen t 0 the club house." Crenshaw joined the tour in 1973 with the loftiest credentials Moncricf The Chomp 21, nut of the Texas golfing -- three limes national college n s official. Sidney Moncricf //A 1 , MILLION DOLLAR, SMILES? .. .CaJi/qrm'a running back Chuck. Muncie (left) and.Nc.w Orleans'Saints'omer.-i John Mecom Jr. appear to 6e in a smiling contest during the announcement o/ the Mu$cie signing Tuesday, jf Muncie appears fo be warning it's because he signed a seven-year contract for a reported ?I million incubator that produced Ben Hogun. Byron Nelson, Jimmy Demaret and Jack Burke. He wears the shiniest, coal of ail of the game's "Young Lions." Thousands al Augusta and millions of others watching on Ihe TV tube last week end saw him inject a few moments of drama into the otherwise drab windup of Raymond Floyd's r u n a w a y Masters. Teen-agers screamed and _iggld. and almost smothered lim for autographs. Older women smiled approvingly and remarked, "He seems like a nice boy." Calloused, unsentimental men added their approval: "The kid's got it." HISTORY HBP EATS For a few, fleeting moments, golf h u f f s recognized a faint repetition of history -- the brash, f l a m b o y a n t caddie, Walter Hagen, who came out of ^"L 0 "'. " 0 -,TM" J L he fi ,^ of Arkansas is (he NCAA field Texas ' 'inished " second in (he W o r l d ' Championship. weeks, around $33,000 came a two-year slump. he said. "I think I was pressing Russian Cogcrs Win PROVfDKN'CE, R.I. - Tho R u s s i a n Women's basketball team, w h i c h jncludfis 7-foot, 2- inch U l i a n a Scmenova. muled (he Providence College women's learn here Tuesday night by a lopsided 124-32 score. Rochester, lo d o m i n a t e the pros; handsome Bobby Jnnes, the "Boy Wbmler" of the ]!)20; unshakable, sphinx-like Ben Hogan; charismatic Arnold Palmer nnri the Golden Rear, Jack Nicklaus. There is a little bit of all of them in Crenshaw, a pleas ant youngster who walks Ihe fairways wilh a f i r m , confidenl event he ever played in -- the h goal Percentage champion for r i c h 1975-76. Moncrief, a freshman, Two made 149 of 224 field goal tries Then 1 for a .6fi5 percentage. j ' Arkansas finished second in nnwvsi rHK~ "! could feel We dounshde. ' ' Pontage * » "am *'th a figure, trailing Maryland's ·^7. The Razorbacks were 23lh much. I wanted lo win everything too quickly. I have in total defense, allowing 67.9 an obsession with the game -- points per game Us traditions and its history ' Monrncfs precentage w a s just ' -667 · all time NCAA record When I d i d n ' t win a lol of lour-, naments I became depressed. 1 was punch drunk, wulking around in the dark." Crenshaw lorrtt inventory of h i m s e l f , decided he was pushing loo hard, put aside the technical ,, uw UW11 _ ul(J1J parts of his game and started Siale Universily has completed working on allilude. . ils foolhal | Caching rosier wilh USU Hires Peck LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Ulah "Attitude -- that's the mosl| important t h i n g , " he said. "Golf: tournaments are not won with 1 h a n d s and clubs. They are won, here." lie tapped the side o f ' his head. The rccvaiualion. paitf o f f . He missed the U.S. Opon title last year by a slroke. lie won the Crosby and I h w a i j a n in. .January, then made the great charge at Floyd in the Masters. "Crenshaw, he should he one of the best," says Nicklaus. the addition of Steve Peck, 23, as offensive r u n n i n g backs coach. Peck comes from the University of California at Riverside, where he has served as an as s r s t a n t coach for six years. 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