The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on July 19, 1973 · 39
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The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida · 39

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Thursday, July 19, 1973
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The Morning After Tom i Ty Tribune Sports Editor Anyway, Fuller Kept His Promises To this day Fuller Warren says that one of the two best vote-getting planks in the platform that led to his 1948 election as Governor of Florida was the promise to see that the University of Florida had a winning football team. "That one when I promised 'em to bring the Rose Bowl to the' Orange Bowl and getting the cows off the highways got the most response and therefore I judge the most votes as well'" said the eloquent ex-campaigner from Miami Beach, where he now has law offices. , Ills good friend Bill Johnson of Jacksonville, who headed (and still does) the group that owned dog tracks in Jax, Tampa and Miami Beach, proposed a bill for the legislature 1 which Would permit the state's parimutuel plants dogs, horses and jai.alai to give one day's track take to the University of Florida athletic department. Each was granted an extra day for that benefit, and boy, was it a benefit. Florida football was at its lowest point, had just emerged from an historic 13-game losing streak in 1946 and 1947. " The bill passed. Joe Sears was the key lobbyist. There was great hubbub and hurrahing on capitol hill at the time. Down the street Florida State had just begun inter collegiate football, so not much was expected of the young Seminoles then and no thought given to their future in the first bill. The law allocated the extra day for the athletic scholarships. It did not order the days be held and the money turned over. But, the tracks-plants quickly agreed. They too were interested in an end to the losing at Florida. The bill, and the money it provided the Gators, did help. Fans weren't beating down the doors of Florida Field to see them lose. But, Bob Woodruff came on as Florida coach, rearranged the athletic processes and put the track money to good use. The program did improve. Simultaneously, FSU's enrollment and football program grew and Florida A-M vastly improved under Jake Gaither. In time, the University of South Florida was created in Tampa, though its president took a blood oath thcre'd be no intercollegiate football nor basketball so long as he was around and he kept that bond. Then there were created all the other state universities, North Florida Atlantic, West Florida, Florida Tech, University of North Florida, Florida International. All began sports programs, though no football. . THROUGHOUT THE great growth period in Florida the board of control, then its successor, the board of regents, has administered the distribution of the scholarship- monies created by the special racing and jai alai days Warren's old bill produced. USF Grew So Almost immediately Florida State was cut in for money, then A-M, and finally, all the rest, football or not. Always, there was the problem of equal make that equitable distribution of the funds, considering the intent of the bill, plus the changing times and attitudes and growth patterns. 5 Starting in 1968, the office of the regents' chancellor came up with a program that gave a base of $157,000 each year to Florida and Florida State, $50,000 to Florida A-M, J with the remainder of the money Ihen going to A-M and the other schools based on enrollment. Florida and FSU were held at $157,000 though they and A-M were the only universities fielding football teams. ' r USF grew like a weed. Using the Formula-G8, the University of South Florida quickly began to get more money than lil Florida A-M and was approaching Florida and Florida State, without football, and ironically after being born under a president who despised intercollegiate athletics. His monies went into the general fund for all scholarships. The total money from the scholarship fund developing for 1972 distribution from that old Warren Law was $721,013. HERE'S HOW it was distributed, last year: Florida $157,000, Florida State $157,000, USF $140,763, Florida A-M $83,644, Florida Atlantic at Boca Raton $54,518, West Florida at Pensacola $39,298, Florida Tech at Orlando $38,790, U-North Florida at Jacksonville $15,000, Florida International at Miami $15,000. The Jax and Miami universities were brand new. The Mautz Proposal Dr. Robert Mautz, chancellor of the university system under the regents at a meeting of university presidents Tuesday came up with a new program for distribution of the scholarship funds. He had been asked to do it. He did it, his spokesman said, because of the original intent of the law and1 some of the complexities arising from growth patterns. A safe part-intrepretation of that seems to be that it didn't seem in keeping with the intent of the bill or simple equity that the USF should be getting nearly as much as Florida and Florida State and more than A-M without a football team, indeed, without the full-scale intercollegiate program of FSU and Florida. Scholarship monies for distribution from last year's gambling total $721,013, a decrease because horse track betting was off. MAUTZ PROPOSED a plan that would sward the three football-playing schools base payments of $50,000 from the monies with the remainder (nearly $600,000) to be assigned according to enrollment. Under his proposal and that plan, Florida would receive $208,936, FSU $172,798, and Florida A-M $79,983 and the USF $109,396. The others would receive accordingly, but never less . than they received last year! President Steve O'Connell moved thai the plan be approved. The plan was not of his origin. The chancellor developed it. President Stanley Marshall led the fight for its defeat. It was defeated 54. North Florida, Atlantic and International voted with O'Connell, All nine votes now, were by presidents of universities involved in the money distribution and receipt. During the discussion there was some fun-poking at Marshall and FSU over the recent stories of chicken-wire ceilinged rooms and required pre-spring training that have drawn an investigation, from the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Marshall didn't find the talk very funny. Didn't laugh much at the suggestion that FSU would be okay if he'd take the difference between the money to go to him and to Florida and bet it on the Gators in the next game. Mautz himself asked if Marshall wanted the money distributed on a won-lost record. Don't Kill The Golden Goose WHAT MARSHALL proposed, in general, was distribution according to football cost units, and said the FSU program was troubled financially as well as otherwise. Florida A-M wants (1) it either distributed according to Please Sec Page 5, Col. 7 jtiiiimiiiiljjMi. iM nifiaim,. THE TAMPA TRIBUNE SECTION C CLASSIFIED THURSDAY JULY 19, 1973 New Look For Chargers Duane Thomas, the moody running back of the San Diego Chargers, got permission to join the team at its Irvine, Calif, training camp and is pictured here with new quarterback Johnny Uni-tas, whom San Diego acquired from the Baltimore Colts during the off-season, and assistant coach George Dickson. Thomas, who sat out last year after refusing to report, showed up a day late this year and was ' suspended two days by coach Harlan Svarc. NTGAYJamesB Birdies New Tampa resident James Black, playing in his 32nd National Tournament Golf Association event, yesterday broke Jim Masserio's stranglehold on first place with a one-stroke victory at the Quail Hollow course. Black, 31-year-old two-time National Negro ' champion, who moved here three months ago from Charlotte, N.C., shot 'a 208 for the 54-hole tour-' nament. He banked the $4,000 top prize in the second of the current NTGA series. Masserio, of Pittsburgh, who led entering the final I5Y TOM KDRINGTON Tribune Sports Writer Promoter Keith Lancaster hasn't presented a boxing show in nearly a month but he'll try to get his organizational wheels rolling again tonight with a full card set for 8 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Hall featuring a ten round bout between Papo Villa and Roberto Gomez. Although Villa, a smooth counter puncher from New York and Gomez, a tough slugger from Puerto Rico, head the show, it may be the undercard that attracts many curious fans. There has been much talk abeut the Mike McKin-ney Mike Floyd amateur contest. In that three rounder, i: , t i Vi Highlights McKinney Versus 'The Law'' Two Tampa amateurs, Mike McKinney (left) and Tampa Police officer Mike Floyd (right) will have a chance to win the trophy to be presented to the outstanding amateur. Holding the (rophy is Mr. Bob Lancaster, father of promoter Keith. - ' , I ' ,if - V ' r fll.- if 'k ,M V sl'tzrm .... 2 1 J JDI MASSERIO . . . out of place ilia-Gomez McKinney will be seeking his fifth straight win. He lost his first amateur bout to Marlin Lewis but has improved vastly since then. v FLOYD, a member of the Tampa Police narcotics squad, is a veteran of amateur competition and figures to give McKinney his best fight in a while. In the other big amateur bout, "Sweet" Marlin Lewis will enter the ring against a Jacksonville opponent, yet to be named. Lewis is the only amateur to boast a win over the tough McKinney. JOHNNY LEE CARTER, a Tampa product from the football fields of Blake High School and Southern Universi- 18th. round, had putting problems as he watched Black rally from a bad start and add a 70 to earlier rounds of 71 and 67. Black opened with a bogey on the first hole, but closed with a birdie on 18 to wrap it up. . Masserio finished with a 210, tieing Nate Starks of St. Petersburg and Ron Letellier for third place. A pair of 209s by Leon Crump of Charlotte and Mark Hayes of Columbia, S.C., eased in ahead of Masserio and his group. Crump's finish was the result of a head-turning 63 on the final day, tieing Bout Card ty, goes after his tenth ring victory tonight in a six-round heavyweight bout with Nathaniel Gates, also of Tampa. Both heavyweights have been training hard for this fight, both are hard hitting. In two five round bills Ralph Barrios of Tampa and Davy Blount will battle in one while Willie Cheney will face Peaches "Hurricane" Roberts in the other. Two fighters from Ybor City will make their professional debuts tonight. Peter Cano and Juan Perez will don the gloves for a four-round feath-weight rematch between Tony The third amateur fight on the undercard will be a paper-, weight rematch between Tony Vignone of Tampa and John Wcyand of Plant City. There will be a chance for crowd participation tonight as Ray Dclgado has put up a handsome trophy for the best amateur fighter of the night. The outstanding amateur of the evening will be judged by the crowd with the fighter drawing the most applause the winner of the trophy. Tfie action gets going tonight at Curtis Hixon at 8 p.m. Little Lee Is Thinking Tall By BILL WATSON Tribune Correspondent GAINESVILLE - Thcre'j a short man in Florida who has borne tall mountains to climb this lull. Gator puss catcher Lee McG'rlff is the shortest offen I;.? :x.Ki :s lack Wins the record for the long course at Quail. Second place paid ' $2,250, and third $1,433. Black, who has won the Mid-Winter title at Rogers Park here twice in the past, hit his first tee shot into the left hazard. His second shot went just 10 feet, "so I felt good about making just a bogey." - After birdies on 13 and 14, he went into 18 needing the bird to win. A pitching wedge within four feet set up his birdie putt. Black, a veteran of both the United Golf Association and PGA tours, challenged Masserio last week. He prepared for this tournament by hitting 1,000 balls both Saturday and Sunday. "I really tried to Please See Page 4, Col. 3 . " t I 91 Vv vis i .12, '" ir k , 5 I l ' ' : I ' - ; f . nis 1 , " j si : Chicago Cub All-Star third base- tcrday's National League baseball man Ron Santo is rushed from Wrig- game against San Diego. Santo is ex-ley Field after being injured in yes- pected to be out indefinitely. sive player on the team roser, but the 5-foot-9 Tampan has scf some high personal and team goals for the coming season.. McGriff, who caught some passes and was used of en as a play messenger last season, All-Star Staffs Chosen From Tribune Wire Services ; Pitching staffs for the major league All-Star game in Kansas City next Tuesday were completed by both managers yesterday with the names of those not making it as big, if not bigger, than those who did. Manager Dick Williams of Oakland passed over double no-hit thrower Nolan Ryan of the California Angels in favor cf Angels teammate Bill Singer while Manager Sparky Anderson of . the Cincinnati Reds and the National League skipped Steve Carlton of Philadelphia, Bob Gibson of St. Louis and Ferguson Jenkins of Chicago. The pitchers Anderson did name were: Don Sutton, Claude. Osteen and Jim Brewer, all of the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers; Jack Bill-ingham off his own Reds staff; Tom Seaver of tv New York Mets, Rick Wise if the Cardinals; Wayne Twitchell of Philadelphia and Dave Guisti of Pittsburgh. CARLTON was the Cy Young winner last year and Gibson has been on the All-Stars seven times. American League Manager Williams selected two relief specialists among his eight pitchers. Williams, All-Star pilot this year, also picked three members of his own staff. Remembering how Manager Earl Weaver of Baltimore ran into trouble in last year's All-Star Game for lack of a reliever, Williams named southpaw Sparky Lyle of the New York Yankees and righthander Rollie Fingers of the A's to the roster. Lyle bad 24 saves in games through Monday. Fingers, who worked in six of the seven World Series games for the A's last fall, had 10 saves and a . 1.27- earned run average. NAMED to the roster with Singer, Lyle and Fingers were Jim Hunter and Ken Holtz- man of the A's, Bill Lee of the Boston Red Sox, Bert Blyle-ven of Minnesota and Jim Colborn of Milwaukee. Singer, 14-5, appeared in the 1969 All-Star Game for the National League. Hunter, 14-3, and Holtzman, Please See Page 3, Col. 8 Rushing Ron Out has set his sights not only upon a fulltime role fo the Gators, but upon becoming the best pass catcher in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The junior-to-be. whose bpeed and lack of great size NOLAN RYAN ... not chosen Orndorff Leaves Saints From Tribune Reports Paul Orndorff, a 12th round draft choice of the New Orleans Saints, yesterday left the National Football League team's training camp and returned to his Brandon home. The Saints released a statement saying the University of Tampa standout had quit voluntarily. A tight end for most of his senior year, Orndorff leturned to the backfield and was working as a running back with the Saints. Orndorff told The Tribune last night after his arrival at Tampa International Airport that he had "just decided not to pursue a pro career any more, at least at this time." His decision was due to "personal prblems," he said, but he would not elaborate on them. Orndorff had been in the Saints camp in Hattiesburg, Miss., for five days. "They gave me as much encouragement as 1 expected,", he said. "They told me I could Please See Page 2, Col. 1 AP irephoto could very well make him the most elusive man on the field, was somewhat ilisappoined with last season's performance. "I can't say vhat my personal goals were reached," said McGriff. "I Please See Page 6, Col. 1

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