Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 8, 1968 · Page 31
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 31

Tucson, Arizona
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Friday, March 8, 1968
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fcucson faili; (Eileen SPORTS FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1968 PAGE 31 Dark Uses New Thorns In Cactus Opener By JIM DAWSON bition ooener. which starts at i hov 91 tr.~ n,.^ i^,,,~,,_ T?--j a.. *.- i ,.._ _ . _ ·*· 1 DAWSON Assistant Sports Editor Two of Cleveland's most important off-season acquisitions, outfielders Tommy Harper and Jose Cardenal, will be batting 1-2 for the Indians tomorrow when they open the Cactus League season against San Francisco's Giants at Hi Corbett Field. Right-handers Stan Williams of the Indians and Gaylord Perry of the Giants will be starting pitchers for Tucson's 19G8 exhi- bition opener, which starts at 1 p.m. Cleveland manager Al Dark announced his starting lineup and batting order this morning: Harper, right field; Cardenal, center field; Rich Scheinblum, left field; Tony Horton, first base; Max Alvis, third base; Duke Sims, catcher; Larry Brown, shortstop; Vern Fuller, second base; and Williams, pitcher. Harper was obtained from the Cincinnati Redlegs last Novem- ber 21 for first baseman Fred Whitfield and pitcher George Culver. The Indians traded outfielder Chuck Hinton to the California Angels for Cardenal eight days later. Only Horton and Alvis have nailed down regular jobs, Dark said earlier this week. Right-handers Tom Gramly and Steve Bailey will follow Williams to the mound. Dark and pitching coach Jack Sanford will limit each pitcher to 50 pitches or three innings during the first five exhibition games. G i a n t manager Herman Franks probably will use Joe Gibbon and Bob Bolin in relief of Perry, who had a 15-17 record last season. Williams was 6-4, with a 2.62 eamed-run average, with the Tribe in 1967. The Indians and Giants meet again Sunday in Phoenix, with Cleveland's Sonny Siebert expected to oppose San Francisco star Juan Marichal on the mound. San Francisco opened its Cac- tus League slate against the Chicago Cubs at Scottsdale today and Franks was expected to go with Ron Hart at second base, Jim Davenport at third base, Willie Mays in center field, Willie McCovey at first base, Jim R.ay Hart in left field, Jay Alou or Ollie Brown in right field, Dick Dietz catching and Hal Lanier at shortstop. Dark said former University of Arizona stars Eddie Leon, an infielder, and Mike Paul, a pitcher, would see action soon with the Indians' other promising youngsters. "I want to see all the players I have, and the only way is to let them play," said Dark. "You never know when you might come up with something." Dark said he may go with a "kids' lineup" here Monday afternoon against the Angels. Such a lineup might have Dave Nelson at shortstop, Marv Stachle at second base, Julio Alfonso catching, Russ Nagel- son at first base and either Billy Harris or Leon at third. Paul will be in the bullpen tomorrow and Sunday, and may work Monday if he doesn't play in the first two games with the Giants. Outfielder Lee Maye, who's suffering from a stiff leg, is the only Indian who might not play in tomorrow's opener. TRIBE TOPICS -- The Indians worked out only lightly Carl Porter CITIZEN SPORTS EDITOR Aloha To Haivaii Dick Clausen will remain as Arizona's athletic director. He waved Aloha to Hawaii's call yesterday and turned back to building UA's athletic program toward national championship stature. His decision leaves open many avenues of speculation, but it reaffirms his flat denial of at least one rumor: that there might be a deep and serious rift in UA's athletic department. When Clausen headed for the islands to consider Hawaii's offer, one excitable writer attempted to sensationalize the situation into a panic move; other members of the athletic department were said to be scrambling about seeking new jobs; the rats were deserting the sinking ship. That illusion was ridiculous. Quotes from anonymous sources proved innocuous as well. One or two members of the athletic department had made routine investigations into what might be professional advancements -- just as you or I might be tempted to listen to any offer which would mean more bacon to bring home. That Clausen feared for his own job was likewise laughable. This is a man who is a full professor with tenure. Even if deposed as athletic director, he could live out the next 10 years (until age 65) in comfort at Arizona. Rift Rumor Ridiculous Most unfounded of the rumors, however, was the insinuation that Arizona's athletic staff was torn with dissension. Anticipating that Clausen might succumb to the Hawaiian lure, I spent considerable time the last couple of days nosing around the school's athletic department. Most of all, I talked with those who logically could be considered as candidates to succeed Clausen if a replacement were to be chosen from the present staff. These figured to be the men with the most to gain from Clausen's departure. To the man, the attitude was unanimous: the loss of Clausen would be disastrous. Each seemed to feel any choice of a new athletic director would be made from outside the current staff. Each felt Clausen had accomplished maximum possible success under ex- si sting circumstances and feared the thought of a replacement. I pointed out that football has slid downhill for three straight years. I mentioned the fact UA has lost money in athletics to the tune of some $60,000 a year recently. They still stuck by Clausen. They pointed to suh handicaps as the lack of expected increase in enrollment. Arizona's athletic expenditures have been based on projected enrollment (athletics recieved $10 per head on each student) and that enrollment has not yet materialized. Wildcat Program Climbs They pointed to the lack of adequate facilities -instances such as pitiful Bear Down Gym, perhaps the worst major college facility in the West. They complained, generally, that the stumbling block in UA progress has been much further up the administrative ladder. And they are right. The advancement Dick Clausen has made in Arizona athletics is awesome to many of us who used to shake our heads in disbelief at the chaos in the program 10 years ago before his arrival. Wildcat athletics are above the national norm now. Clausen has put them there and he has done it with dignity and respectability. He is a man who has commanded respect among his contemporaries in national sports politics (he has been on the NCAA Council and is now president of the U.S. Gymnastics Federation). He is the man, given solid support from his superiors, who can take Arizona all the way to the top someday. National League Easlern Division W L T Pis. GF 6A Montreal ........... 36 18 10 83?'$ 82 201 139 "~ 195 15B 231 189 187 182 167 146 200 209 Phll*d«l*tt1 2* 38 10 . _ _ Lot Anoeto 27 30 6 SO 172 200 pnnesoU 2 * 2 7 1 2 60 143 m «. Louli 22 27 13 571X9160 Plttiburah 21 30 12 54 W 187 «2 150 158 K 172 " Oakland IS 34 14 44 138 1S» Thursday's Rciulli Boston 2, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 2, Minnesota 2, tie Los Angeles 9, Oakland 2 Western League W L T PtJ, GF GA Portland 3322 4 70304134 Seattle 30 24 A 64177167 San Diego 27 30 4 5 8 2 1 0 2 0 8 Vancouver 24 37 S 53 191 240 Phoenix . . . . . . M 36 4 48 1M ?40 Thursday's Result! No games scheduled. this morning. . ."We have some goodlooking kids in camp," said Dark. "Wait until you see this Hart throw the ball." Ron Hart is a 19-year-old shortstop from Frederick, Md. . .Dark says his pitchers will have no trouble with baseball's new sanitation policy which would do away with the spitball. "Our pitchers won't go to the mouth (with their fingers)," said Dark, who doesn't think umpires will have trouble enforcing the rule. Third baseman Max valuable performer doubles, home runs Tribe's Most Valuable Player Alvis was named the Cleveland Indians' most of 1967 after leading the team in hits, runs, and runs-batted-in. The 30-year-old Jasper, Tex., native will be in the lineup tomorrow afternoon when the Indians launch their exhibition schedule against the San Francisco Giants at Hi Corbett Field. Hawaii Job Passed Up By Clausen WILDCAT TRACK Here are each team's top entries and career best performances for tomorrow's 1:30 p.m. dual track and field meet between Arizona and Southern California: Field Events ..SHOT PUT^-- USC (i Col!di fSS-6) and DISCUS -- USC, Johnson (170-5'/2) and Coiich (140-7). UA, McArdle (184-S) and Keorln (163.5). JAVELIN -- USC, Christiansen 1244-7) and Bonniksen (216-8). UA, Garner [2220) and Boscia (207-0). POLE VAULT -- USC, Wilson (17-7W and Seaaren (17-7). UA, Gallo (14.6). HIGH JUMP -- USC, Lowe (7-1), West K-1014} and Christiansen («-!0. UA, We- VONG'JUMP - use, Barrett and Har- rfs. UA, Ehfenburg (24-0) and Saxon (22- 3li). TRIPLE JUMP -- USC, Barrett (5111 3 .4) and Lov;e. UA, Ehlenburg 48-2Vi) and Saxon (44-1014). Track Events 100 DASH -- USC, Kuller, (9.3) and Simpson (9.4). UA, Kfmball (9.6) and Tropea (9.6). 220 DASH -- USC, Kuller (20.8), Simpson (21.2) and McCullouch (21.4). UA, Kimball (21.0), Tropea (21.7) and Telia. ·IM DASH -- USC, Hoilelt (45.6) and Becker (48.0). UA, Gormly (47.3) and Von Schrader (48.0). 830 RUN -- USC, Tubb (1:50.8) and Grant (1:52.3). UA, Tepper (1:53.0) a, Hair (1:54.5). MILE RUN -- USC, Trentadue (4:04) end Link (4:04). UA, Brooks (4:14.0). TWO-MILE -- USC, Duggan (8:40.1), Ciieson (8(45.8) and Schullz (8:56.1) UA, Santa Cruz (9:05.0), Canderstock (14.0). UA, Frederick (13.7) and Rivas (14.0). (50.2) and Heel. UA, Hickman (53.2). NM Hires Bame As Frosli Coach ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico head football coach Rudy Feldman said today Damon Bame, linebacker coach for the past three years'at San Jose State College, has been hired as freshman football coach at New Mexico. Dick Clausen wasted no time making a decision to remain as the University of Arizona's athletic director. Clausen yesterday turned down "an inviting offer" to become director of athletics at the University of Hawaii. A day earlier, he told the Tucson Daily Citizen he would take a week to make up his mind. Clausen returned from Honolulu Wednesday after being offered the Hawaii job. "I've been at Arizona 10 years and hate to leave unfinished what has been begun here," he said. "I want to reach some goals I have set." Clausen said he wanted "championships, national championships" for Arizona. "I think we can do well on the highest level in what I call the climate sports -- the sports that fare well in our climate. "1 want to see our football program built up and with it our entire sports program. We should be at the top of the West- Strong USC Spikers Invade UA By CARL PORTER Citizen Sports Editor What do you do when you're the coach of a good college team running up against a great college track team? You sit back and enjoy it. That's Arizona coach Carl Cooper's approach to the Wildcats' 1:30 p.m. confrontation tomorrow with defending national champion Southern California at Arizona Stadium. Cooper's Wildcats, although slowed up by injuries and illnesses recently, rate well above average on the national scale. But USC's perennial powerhouse team is studded with world record holders and probably 1968 Olympic performers. "The thing to do is bill it as an exhibition," said Cooper- philosophically. "We can't offer them any competition. Fortunately, they have enough talent to provide their own competition and we can sit back and enjoy watching them." The pole vault will be a case in point. Southern California will bring the world's two best vaulters to Tucson tomorrow in the persons of Paul Wilson and Bob Seagren. Wilson last year set the world record at 17-7% -- a whisker higher than Seagren's career best of 17-7. And Seagren recently set the world indoor record with a vault of 17-414. Among Trojan speedbur- ners are the likes of Earl (The Pearl) McCullouch, Lennox Miller, Fred Kuller and 0. J. Simpson. That foursome put together their cinder sing- eing talents last year to establish the world's record for the 440-yard relay at 38.6. McCullouch also hurried over the high hurdles in 13.2 in the Pan-American Games -- AP Wirepholo USC Record-Smasher Paul Wilson trials last summer to equal one world's record and then won the national AAU indoor championship in the 60-yard hurdles in world-record-equal- ling time of 6.8. Miller has a career best of 9.2 in the 100, followed by Kuller (9.3) and Simpson (9.4). The latter, of course, is the same Orange Juice Simpson who led the nation's football ground gainers last fall as a junior and was runnerup for the Heisman Trophy. A disappointment for UA fans will be the probable sub- par condition of Wildcat hurdler Dale Frederick, who ran 13.7 and placed second in the NCAA championships the year before last. Frederick ran 13.8 before an injury sidelined him most of last year, then strained a muscle again this spring. He returned to action to run 14.6 last week, but was in bed yesterday with a lung infection. It is possible he will compete tomorrow, but it : s doubtful he can offer a s e r i o u s c h a l l e n g e t o McCullouch in what might have been the featured race of the afternoon. ern Athletic Conference, and I b e l i e v e eventually Arizorta, Arizona State and the University of New Mexico will be at the top of the league." Clausen said UA's major problem is "getting proper facilities. We badly need a new, field house. Facilities are a major factor in the building of our program at Arizona." Clausen, 55, has been athletic director at UA since 1958. He said he appreciated the consideration o[ Hawaii in offering him the position, "but I feel the growing program at Arizona has a great deal to offer in future years. Once the facility, problems are overcome, the UA will take its place in the upper echelon of the college sports world." University ot Arizona president Dr. Richard A. Harvill said he was pleased that Clausen had decided to remain. ,.. "I see nothing in the situation here to cause him to leave the. University of Arizona at this time. I see no problems in the continuing developing of the ath- Utic program as we see it." a Clausen's salary at Arizona is believed to be In the neighbor-" h o o d of §18,500 annually. Hawaii's athletic directorship previously paid only $16,000 per year, but Clausen said "the salary they offered! me would have been satisfactory." Pokes Drop Washington For Scuffle LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -Vic Washington, record-set-" ting punt return specialist for the University of Wyoming football team, was permanently dismissed from school Thursday, and two oth-' er players were suspended for the spring semester, officials said. The suspended players, Hubert Lindsey, a flanker from Steubenville, Ohio, and Dick Speights, a defensive halfback from Battle Creek, Mich., were both seniors. Washing* ton, from Plainfield, N.J., was a junior. The three were punished for fighting at an intra-mural basketball game. '"--"···-"- · .._ . ~ , *---'--. ·]-----··· i ' - - " · · Cat Lefties Carry Load For Sancet Frank Sancet, Arizona's durable baseball coach, would give his right arm to win the College World Series next June in Omaha. But it probably will be a bevy of left arras, and not a right arm, which could transport the Wildcats to the last stop on the long college baseball road. Two of those left arms, which belong to southpaws Rich Hinton and Jim Provenzano, will receive an initial test tomorrow afternoon when the Cats play host to the University of Pacific in a doubleheader. The opener gets under way ac 1 o'clock. The Cats also have three other highly rated left-banders -Pat O'Brien, Alan Micren and John Hosmer, who is currently saddled with arm trouble. U.P.I. HONOR SQUAD Bill Davis Lands All - WAC Berth By United Press International University of Arizona senior Bill Davis, a 6-7 forward who averaged 17.5 points per game and set a new school record for field goal accuracy, was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference team yesterday by United Press International. Six players were named to the first team, headed by unanimous choices Merv Jackson of Utah, Harry Hall of Wyoming and Ron Nelson of New Mexico. Brigham Young's 6-11 center, Jim Eakins, filled the fourth spot on the team and Davis and Wyoming sophomore Carl Ashley tied for the fifth position. New Mexico's Bob King, who built a powerhouse out of a team relegated to the basement in pre-season predictions was named WAC coach of the year by UPI. King was the unanimous choice of his colleagues after leading the Lobos to a 23-3 sea- son, the WAC championship and a berth in next week's western regionals of the NCAA tourney at Albuquerque. Jackson, a 6-3 senior, was named player of the year after a season in which he climbed into the fifth spot in the WAC's all-time scoring list. His 622 points thi^ season gave him a career total of 1,458 and he led the WAC in scoring with 23.7, followed by Nelson's 20.3 and Hall's 20.2. Davis set a UA per- centage mark by hitting 51,4 per cent from the field. Named to the second team were Kari Liimo of Brigham Young, Ron Sanford and Greg Howard of New Mexico, Jeff Ockel of Utah and Seabern Hill of Arizona State. Walt Simon of Utah, Marty Lythgoe o£ Brigham Young, Mike Ebcrle of Wyoming and Roger Detter of Arizona State received honorable mention.

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