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Muncie Evening Press from Muncie, Indiana · Page 44

Muncie, Indiana
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Tuesday, September 10, 1968
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1 PAGE C-3 MUNCIE EVENING PRESS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1968 ihaite Spouts Qo Dimiho a Ifslev Hira IMIev Coaches amid 'IFastfeir Ba S If rr. y Leaoyes j J I Ball State's 12-sport intercollegiate athletic program anxiously awaits its first year as an independent and a member of the NCAA University Division. For the first time since 1950, Ball State will not be a member of an athletic conference. The university withdrew from the Indiana Collegiate Conference at the conclusion of the 1967-68 school year. At the same time, the university announced that all future Cardinal teams will participate entirely in the NCAA University Division. Previously, Ball State teams had participated mainly in the NCAA College Division with several teams competing on the university level. Although many former ICC foesi aDDear on the schedules lor the coming year, most ICC schools will be phased out in some sports with Bis Ten, Mid-American Conference and major independ ents being added in their places. New head coaches in football and basketball will also make their presence known in the up coming 1968-69 school year. Coach Wave Myers and his energetic staff of voune assistants are slated to eive Ball State a wide- open exciting brand of football, while Coach Leroy (Bud) Getch-I ell brings a winning tradition to the varsity after several highly successful seasons as freshman coach. New facilities will also play an Imnnrtant role in the Ball State athletic future. The first full foot ball season in the 16,002-seat stadium on Bethel, the opening of the new swimming pool on North McKinley in September and the scheduled spring completion of a new all-weather track north of the footbaU stadium will give added Impetus to the program, OUTLOOK GIVEN FOR 12 SPORTS Ball State has continued to upgrade Its athletic schedules. Ap pearing new on the football sched ule is Bowling Green, while San Diego State and Illinois State are making appearances on the basketball schedule. Improved sched ules are also listed for the other intercollegiate varsity sports. Ball State sponsors 12 intercol-leeiate sports three in the fall (football, cross country and soccer), four in the winter (basketball, gymnastics, swimming and wrestling) and five in the spring (baseball, track, golf, tennis and volleyball). The following is a brief prospectus of each sport. FOOTBALL! Eighteen returning lettermen and a talented group of sophomores will be available to Coach Wave Myers. The first vear mentor has in stalled a "pro-I, flip-flop" offense for the coming season. This is n complete change from the conservative ground attack that the Car dinals have used the past six years. The team should be respectable, but opening game op ponent Northern Illinois and new comers Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan will provide Ball State with its toughest football MnA.nH Can! a ImAB 1;UIIICU11UU JVUIUl n-U Ml t .1 1 4A . vanren wiu dc me piaycr iu- watch in 1968. With breaks, the team could repeat its 7-2 regular season mark of last year. CROSS COUNTRY: A rebuilding job faces Coach Dick Cleven-ger even though five lettermen return from last year's squad which won seven of eight dual meets, tied with Notre Dame in the State meet and placed third in the NCAA (College Division) championships. All -American Dave Kerr returns; but Steve Lewark and Chuck Koeppen have graduated. SOCCER: Thirteen returning lettermen give prospects for an improved soccer team this fall. Coach Neil Schmottlach's squad suffered through a 1-9-1 won-loss-tie record last year. Although lacking an outstanding star or stars, this year's team could possess balance and depth, something Ball State has been lacking in the past BASKETBALL: Coach Getchell begins his first year as head men-i tor with six returning varsity let termen and a group of sophomores that were undefeated as a freshman team. Four returning starters forwards Gary Miller and Marzine Moore, guard Barry Kennedy and center Steve Ricks should provide the experienced nurleus. Although the team still lacks a bie man. shooting, team speed and depth should give Ball state an tmoroved record over last vear's 10-12 won-loss mark. GYMNASTICS: Gymnastic .en thusiasts have been anxiously awaiting the coming season. The reason behind this enthusiasm is a group of sophomores who dis- tineuished themselves as iresn men last year. In addition to tne sophomores and the four returning lettermen, Coach Bob Weiss has recruited several junior col lege gymnasts that will be eligi- n V:' 'A; : Proposed McGolliord Road Extension s I ' v : . t ( r t -j ; :i f iflff 1 ' : '-'J (1 O L"7r? ; i y I ,W ' ' xv M Proved Freshen ' (( Track JJ a LjV5 I ! Baseball Diamond Proposed Varsity A "cC. 7 -.- J " Ti Baseball Diamond ' ' ""' P ) J t. ' ' t, L 1 t r I . V :T i Soccer Field s ' TJ S Soccer Football Stadium I NSv Practice Field S i , i i Vl1 ) STADIUM PRESS BOX . . . Evening Press sports Jlf Proposed . Proposed" Intramural Fields V. Tennis Courts . ! , ; p. u. i ; j;l s. """"" r------ "1 I I? STADIUM PRESS BOX staffers Roy Bigger, Warren Collier and Jerry Fennel! look over the new Ball State stadium from the spacious press box that will seat more than 60 reporters, broad casters, cameramen, scours and statisticians. Evening Press Photo. OUTDOOR SPORTS FACILITIES . . . All of Ball State's outdoor athletic teams will soon compete on this 100-acre layout, formerly Benadum Acres north of Bethel Avenue. The diagram shows facilities being used football stadium, soccer field and practice fields and proposed projects for other sports. The track field is expected to be completed by spring. Shaded areas near the tennis court are a house and barn that eventually will be torn down. Ball State also owns property north of McGalliard, where new apartments for married students are being constructed, and acreage immediately west of Everett Road. Veterans of War Fit Into Campus Population Easily This . fall approximately 650, or 1 out of every 22 Ball State students will be a G.I., a veteran of either the Vietnamese or Korean Wars, though not necessarily combat veterans. Some were born while their fathers were G.I. students after World War II the veterans who began the tremendous growth in high education here and elsewhereand whose education has enabled them to pay back tenfold in income taxes what the government spent for them. It was the fathers, and some of their mothers, who upset academic taboos and caused a whole new trend and outlook in college life. This was inevitable. HE WAS A G.L STUDENT TOO In 1946, Ball State's ' enrollment had more than doubled, from 1,010 to 2,321, most of them returned World War II veterans. In 1947, one out of every two students on campus was a veteran. Most were married and babies were as familiar a sight around University Avenue as students and faculty. "Today's veteran fits so easily, with wife and one child $175: plus a 7- I J Vj bie this winter. A winning season should be in prospect. SWIMMING: New facilities, considered among the finest in the country, will' highlight the coming swimming seaso . Loach Chuck Guemple has nine return ing lettermen and several out standing sophomores. Again over- Students Are Due From Six More Nations all depth will hurt the Cardi nals in some meets, but there could be enough talent to im prove on the 5-8 won-loss record of last year. WRESTLING: Coach Pete Sam uels has arranged another tough schedule this winter but his ma terial . is considerably improved over last year, competing against the best competition pos-j sible, the grapplers won only: three of 18 meets. Bob Emerich and Steve Stachelski, two college division All-Amencans, head a large group of returning letter- men. BASEBALL: Last year's base ball team won 20 while losing 11. Six new countries will be represented among the 100 to 125 international students at Ball State this fall. Exactly how many international students will arrive to enroll is never known until they get here, according to James Orr Jr., director of the program. The countries from which new students are coming include Ar gentina, Bolivia, Israel, Peru, Guiana end Lebanon, as well as those countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Scandanavia and Australia which already have students at Ball State. Most of these students are working toward graduate degrees and their average age is 25. Many have been teachers or adminis trators in their home countries before coming to Ball State, Each year about 500 inquiries from international students are received. About 300 follow through the admission process and ap proximately 100 complete their folders for application for the 20 tuition remission scholarships which BSU awards annually. Financial aid is provided by some home governments, by the United States Agency for Inter national Development and the Ful- bright Scholarship Fund, but most students finance their education, living' and travel expenses them selves, Orr said. VETERANS' ADVISOR... Gene Woke, ossistant director of Student Financial Aids at Ball State whose primary responsibility in 1968-69 will be veterans' programs. into the collese population that he's not distinguishable as such,' says Gene Wake, newly appointed assistant Director of Stu dent Financial Aias witn pri mary responsibility for the veterans' program. Wake moved into this job from curricular advising. He knows what it's like to be a G.I. student. He was one. Drafted just two months after ha Hot his bachelor's degree from Ball State in June 1953, he served during the Korean War. He earned his M.A. degree in 1960 with financial help ($110 a month for himself, wife and two children) from G.I. benefits. "Today's veterans are more mature than the rest of the student body," he says. "They definitely know why they are in college and are sacrificing quite a bit to get their education. Even with G.L benefits, they must have a job (or their wife have one) and get help from their families to get through." For those taking a full 14 or more hours' credit, a single man gets $130 a month under the Cold War G.I. a married man 155; a $10 a month for each additional dependent. If they take less than 14 hours a quarter, their bene fits are cut proportionately. EMERGENCY LOAN FUND AVAILABLE Out of these amounts, the student must pay all expenses, including tuition and books. When government checks don't arrive on time, Ball State's Emergency Loan Fund can be tapped for enough to get by until they do arrive. These are no-interest loans. For G.L student Michael Bump who held down two jobs during the summer in addition to working on his master's de cree, "the cnecKs are mighty helpful." His wife, Sher ry, nodded her agreement. Thev lived in the Anthony Apartments for married students until August when they moved to Albion, Mich., for Mike Bump's first some teaching job. Their 254-year-old son, Geoff, playing nearby, could be the third generation of the Bump family to get his college educa- Bill; tion under the G.I. Bill. But manjnearly everybody hopes not. New Director to Lead University Singers in '68 Larry Boye, new instructor of music performance at Ball State, is the third director to lead the popular University Singers, the university's versaflle singing and instrumental croup. Boye takes over the baton from Jack Trussel, who succeeded the Singers founder Don Neuen last year. Trussel was a member of the original Singers back on campus to do graduate wont when he directed last year. Boye has the difficult task of recruiting and selecting new singers (hope fully ones which also play an in strument) to fill out the ranks left by graduation, 1968. University Singers, like some other music organizations on campus, is composed of both mu sic majors and non-majors, and is open to any who have talent and can stand the pace. It is usually a 30-voice group. How to Stay Sharp For students convenience, a pencil sharpener is located to the right of the freight elevator on all floors of the Ball State Library except S-2. Thirteen returning lettermen and several outstanding sophomores should give the Cardinals a better team in 1969. Although uni versity division Ail-American Jim Roudebush will be lost by gradu ation, Coach Ray Louthen still retains practically his entire pitching staff. Top returnee is Larry Reveal, a talented hurler, who compiled a 9-2 record as a sophomore. Another strong sched- ule will face the team. TRACK: Coach Dick Clevenger will have a rebuilding year al though several athletes could give outstanding performances as indi viduals. Dave Kerr, NCAA college division 1500-meter cham pion, heads a list of 14 returning lettermen. Ball State will also participate in winter indoor meets, some of which are scheduled in the Field Sports Building, GOLF Six returning lettermen and an outstanding sophomore prospect gives Coach Earl Yes-tingsmeier one of Ball State's strongest athletic teams. The squad should be improved over last year's which won 27, lost 11 traditionally the finest expression of , thoughtfulness ' CENTERPIECES CORSAGES PLANTERS POTTED FLOWERS CUT FLOWERS ARTIFICAL FLOWERS FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FREE DELIVERY GORDON'S FLOWERS Florist Carden Shop 4409 Kilgore Phone 288-5085 HOWELL FLORIST IN THE VILLACE 1618 University Phone 289-6363 and tied one and finished fifth in the NCAA (College Division) nationals. Returnees Paul Bess ler and Mel McFaU along with sophomore Brent Loeloff give Ball State three of the top col legiate golfers in the midwest TENNIS: Coach Marv Gray is looking forward to the coming season after experiencing a rebuild ing year which saw the Cards win 8 while losing 14 last spring, Six lettermen, five of whom were sopnomores last year, and several newcomers make the pros pects bright Juniors Brian Now- fel, Steve Huntley and Max Weaver head the returnees with Dick Maisenbacher apparently the best of the sophomores. VOLLEYBALL: Another out standing team should again represent Ball State in volleyball com petition this season. Coach Don Shondell's team won 30, lost 3 and placed ninth in the national championships last year. Al though only three lettermen return, the veteran volleyball mentor has many capable reserves to call upon for 1969. The 0 calorie (Swing over to Arby 1 V . . . anfoy truly different Roast Beef Sandwich meal at Arby'a K's the original very best Roast Beef Sandwich. Top quality, all lean beef... tender-sliced and juicy-thin, piled high on Arby's own txM . . . o btg yohave M squeeze to eat Swvtf over to Arby't - try d Kciously different Roast Beef Sartdvuch today you newer hadHeogoodl aim can, ow m "Across From Northwest Plaza" 1720 NORTH WHEELING "Ifluncie Home Builders Association" itacjui1lltnj9 s t until emit q fTheNameoftheGamekliving. Explore a NewHomeTbday! EWELBEB MEMBERS Bill Poole, President I. Leon Calvert, Vice' President Bob Hoogenboom, Sec.-Treas. 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