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Futurity May See Hopeless Axystar A By RALPH MORROW Daily News Executive Sports Editor Eery time there is a big field in the Kentucky Derby, there is a clamor for stiffer eligibility rule (there are virtually none). There would probably be the same outcry in harness racing except conducting major events in divisions with the top horses coming back for a final is a fairly common occurrence. Where would you start? I don't know-where a line should be drawn between good horses and bad ones. But, I know the name of a bad one. His name is Axystar, bred, owned, trained, driven by Dr. Anderson Arbury, a 68-year-old retired orthodontist from Midland, Mich. Axystar started, but barely finished Wednesday's Hambletonian, which belonged to Super Bowl. Super Bowl, with Stanley Dancer, fired through record heats of 1:57.2 and 1:56.2. It was the fastest two heats for any trotter and the fastest one heat for 3-year-old trotters. AXYSTAR WAS so far back that his margin of defeat was not noted. However, one observer said he was at least 100 lengths back in each heat. Now, by using the usual time-lengths-back formula, his time would be computed at 2: 17 and 2: 16 which might not even win at Lebanon. Dr. Arbury said, "He's eligible to the Hambletonian, and so I decided to start him." He probably said the same thing in 1SM1 when Axystar's grandfather, Double Guy, was ninth in all three heats. There was no reason for Dr. Arbury to think he had a winner. Besides having a horse who finished sixth and last twice at the Harrison, Mich., fair, Aug. 3, fourth twice at the Bay City, Mich., fair a week later and seventh and fifth, Aug. 16 at Midland, Mich., he had a driver who has Harness Racing Notes E.T WEEK EM) Colleges Open Schedule Soon NEW YORK IJ Highlighted by Nebraska's bid for an unprecedented third consecutive national championship in Bob Devaney's final year as head coach, the college football season gets under way next week end with 37 games involving at least one major team. DAYTON DAILY NEWS Sunday, September 3, 1972 now gone at least 80 straight races without a victory. In fact. Dr. Arbury has had only a pair of seconds and four thirds since 1967 when he had a 53-5-7-4 line. "If he continues to improve we'll go in the Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile in October," said Dr. Arbury before Wednesday's heats. Hurrah . . . SUPER BOWL was the eighth child of Star's Pride to win the Hambletonian. And, now it may be up to the new Hambo champion to succeed his father. Super Bcwl, who won the race for Mrs. Stanley (Rachel) Dancer and Mrs. Hilda Silver-stein, will be sold to John Simpson, head of Hanover Shoe farm, where Super Bowl's 26-year-old father stands. Simpson said he had taken an option to pay $1 million for Super Bowl on Jan. 1, pending a physical examination and fertility tests. THE VICTORY was worth $59,545; a pair of seconds by Del Miller's Delmon-ica Hanover returned $27,772; a third and fifth was worth $11,909 for Spartan Hanover and Bill Haughton and fifth and third $11,909 for Flush and Glen Garnsey. The Black Streak, driven by Hamilton's Howard Beissinger and owned by Garrett Claypool of Chillicothe, took a pair of fourths for $5,954. Ron Dancer put Star's Chip sixth in both heats, while Axystar appeared twice . . . mmm Twenty of the games will be at night, including Nebraska's after-dark opener Saturday in Los Angeles against an unpredictable UCLA team which is attempting to b o u n c e back from a 2-7-1 campaign with a new Wishbone offense and the nation's most heralded young runner in James McAlister. Ten members of last season's final Associated Press Top Twenty will be in action, but the only head-to-head m a t c h -u p takes place under the lights at Littie Rock, Ark., where 16th-ranked Arkansas faces No. 20 Southern California. Both clubs are among the favorites in their respective conference Arkansas in the Southwest and Southern Cal in the Pacific-8. ELSEWHERE, third ranked Colorado entertains California, fourth - rated Alaban-.a meets Duke in a night game at Birmingham, Ala., No. 9 Tennessee visits Georgia Tech in the first televised game ABC-TV, 12-ranked Auburn travels-to Jackson, Miss., for a night game with Southeastern Conference rival Mississippi State, No. 14 Toledo puts it 35-gam winning streak on the line under the lights at Tampa, 17th-rated Houston journeys down the road to neighboring Rice for a night game while No. 19 Washington plays host to Pacific. The season actually starts Ontario Tests Men and Machines ONTARIO, Calif. - 11 -Speeds of 200 miles per hour and faster prove the championship cars have the "go" power yet the question today could be whether they have the "stay" power. (1:45 p.m. WAVI-radio). Two years ago Jim McEl-reath won the inaugural California 500 race because he could keep his car running while the favorites dropped out. A yea r ago it was Joe Leonard whose car continued speeding around the oval at the Ontario Motor Speedway. It will be hot, and there will be dust. And the 500 miles will be much different from the 10 miles of qualifying. Jerry Grant won the pole position with an average of 199.600 on the first day of qualifying. Bobby Unser did even better on the following afternoon with an average of 201.374 but wound up back in the eighth row because his areat run came a day after the top spots were decided. Unser will be starting behind Dayton's Salt Walther. He oualified at 185.104 in his McLaren-Offy and will be on the outside of the sixth row. Both Grant and Bobby Unser drove Eagles prepared by Dan Gurney, former international driving great. Fantastic as their speeds were, the question remains as to whether the cars can go the full route. Thirty-three start and former Indy champion A. J. Foyt, who'll be in the opening array, for casts that perhaps one out of three will finish. A year ago, Leonard wasn't supposed to beat his teammate, Indy winner All Unser, but he did" because Al's faster car broke down. McEIreath won the inaugural from the 18th starting position after Al Unser, Pete Rev-son and Lee Roy Yarbrough broke down while leading. Leonard started in the 11th spot a year ago and captured a big race which helped him win the driving championship of 1971. He's well ahead again this year. , Sunday's purseis expected to approach $700,000 with $500,000 guaranteed, and the winner gets the big share. First Row I, Jerry Gront, Eaflle-Otfy. IW.600 m.p.h. ?, Peter Revjon, McLaren-Offy. 194.470. 3. Gordon Johncock, Mclaren-Ofty. H4.041. i" .'in Row 4, Al PorntiH-Offy, 1H.M0. 5, Mario Andrettl. Porneiu-Offy, 191.449. 6, A. J. Foyt, Coyote-Foyt, 190.751. Third Row 7, Jimmy Caruthers. A 1 1 o n t 5 -0 f t y, 190.336. 8. Roger McCluskey, McLaren-Orty, 189.723. 9, Joe Leonard Pornelll-Otfy. 188.707. Fourth Row 10, Mike Mosley, EocileOffy, 187.908. 11. Sam Sessions Coyete-Fot, I8.63I. Sam Posey, Eonle-Offy, 188.707. Filth Row 13. Billy Vukovlch, Eonle-Ofty, 187.344. 14. Steve Krisilofl, Klngtish-Ofly. 186.849. 15, John Mahler, McLaren-Offy. 186.340. Sixth Row 16, Lloyd Ruby, Lola Foyt, 185.631. 17, Denny Zimmerman, Voiistedt-Ofiy. 185.480. IS, Salt Walther, McLaren-Otfy, 185.104. Seventh Row 19, Swede Savage, BrabhamOtfy, 184.701. 30, Mike Hiss, McLaren-OHy, 183.133. 21, Let Kunzmon, Eogle-Otty, 182.648. Eighth Raw 22. George Snider, Coyote-Foyt, 182.321. 23, Bobby Unser, Eagle-Oily, 201.374. 24, Johnny Rutherford. Eagie-Oify 19(624. Ninth Row 25, Jerry Karl. Eagle-Chevy, 187.454 . 26. Mel Kenyon, Eogle Ofly 18S.JC9. 71, Carl Williams, Coyote-Foyt, 114.967. Tenth Row 28, John Martin, Brabham Otfy, 183.087 II. Bill Simpson, EonleOrfy 113.098. 30. Rick Muther, Eagle-Oily, 181.990. Eleventh Row 31, Art Pollard, Lola-Foyt, 112.911. 32, "olly Dollenbath. Lolo-Foyt. 182.264. 33, Johnny Parsons Jr., Flnley-OKy. 182-235. Alternate - Greg Weld, Gehardt Orfy, 182.216, and Jim McEIreath, Eogle-Otty. III. 941. Avtragt speed 187.74. Friday night when San Diego State entertains Oregon State. Other early key pairings Saturday find Florida State at Pitt, Temple at Syracuse, Vil-lanova at West Virginia, The Citadel at Clemson, Richmond at North Carolina, Maryland at North Carolina State, Virginia at South Carolina, Tulsa at Kansas State and Oregon at Missouri THE REST of the schedule has Xavier at Morehead State, Texas-Arlington at Southern Mississippi, UT-Chattanooga at Vanderbilt, East Carolina at VMI, Davidson at Wake Forest, Furman at William & Mary, Kent State at Akron, Cincinnati at Indiana State, Youngstown State at Dayton, Cincinnati at Indiana State, Washington State at Kansas Illinois State at Northern 111-nois, Central Michigan at Ohio U Long Beach State at Western Michigan, Texas AM at Wichita State, Colorado State at Arizona, Utah State at New Mexico State, Santa Clara at San Jose State and Idaho State at Wyoming. Eighteen of the 121 schools listed as majors by the National Collegiate Athletic association have new coaches. The only change among last season's Top Twenty, however, took place at Stanford, where Jack Christiansen, a former pro great and an assistant under John Ralston, was moved up when Ralston left to try hiss hand with the professional Denver Broncos. THE NEWEST additions to the major University division are Long Beach State and Tampa. A m o d i f i c a t i o n in the method of selecting televised games assures ABC of presenting a top attraction every weekend beginning with Oct. 21. The network will have what amoints to virtually a free hand after the first six weeks of the season. Even though the TV games have been announced for oniy the first six weeks it is a foregone conclusion that viewers also can count on seeing Nebraska-Colorado on Nov. 4, Nebraska - Oklahoma on Thanksgiving Day and an Army-Navy, Notre Dame-Southern Cal doubleheaaer on Dec. 2 The game will look the same to the average fan since th? NCAA Football Rules committee hardly touched the rule book. Marauders Color Blind By DAV E LONG Daily News Special Writer The smooth muscled lineman across the table stopped between bites of chicken during a Press Day lunch at Central State's McPherson stadium. "What's with you newspaper and V cats anvway making such a big deal about black and white here at Central: There's no color out there on the filed. Were all here to win. That's It." All outward indications hold the man's statement true. There are no signs why the influx of area white athletes to the Wllber-force school this season should be any big deal. There is a matter of color, however. Not white or black, but green as In money. For more ears than ome care to count the football program at Central has been less than successful either on the field or at the gate. Most ot the money for football comes out of student activity fees. The majority of the time there is no need to take off the shoes to rount students at games. There has been more than one suggestion made to the CSV athletic committee to drop the sport and put the money into other programs. The economic wnev plus the difficulty of getting good black athletes to go to the small predominately black school forced a move. That being get area ball players and hone for a winner. Marauder Coach Jim Walker welcomed 91 candidates for his -quad Friday Including 21 white freshmen. Central State has had white players before, but not in such great numbers. "We've got to do something because its just getting too tough to recruit against all the big football schools in Ohio," said Walker. "A lot of people are overlooking the fact the kids we have this year are talented, vtry talented. They wwe recruited because they- fit into our program, not on color." Walker is now in this 13th year as head foothill cotch. He sicpprd down from the portion in 'M when a nbool-wide inicgra- 1 II it's easier for a white to identify s a black coach he- w rause he doesn't have as many hangups . . .' MM U l Kl Winning Solves Problems Hon move was underway and a white was brought into the Itead coaching position. For several reasons the attempt failed and Walker resumed his job. Will it work this time? "There is no doubt in my mind we can make the black-white thing go this tlme.'said Walker matter of factly. "When there was a white head coach many of the blacks felt threatened and that led to a lot of trouble. "I think it's easier for a white to identify with a Mack coach because he doesn't have as many hangups as a black dots. The times have changed, too. the kids have one eoal in mind and that's a winning season. If t do that the rest of t'.ie problems will take cart of themselves." OVER IN Springfield. Wittenberg head coach Dave Maurer and his staff haw been together more than a month drawing the Ti and 0' trying to iron out offemttt problems that hampered the Tiscrs in a j-l year. "Wt just couldn't make that big play last said Maurer. "We had a decent football team, but lacked the offensive power we had in the past. This year I think we will be a lot stronger offensively and just as tough defensively." Two Roosevelt graduates figure prominently ill the offense, split rnd Harold Smith and running back Bill Reid. Both are EARLHAM. in Richmond. Ind. and Wilmington tolkge will both have new coaches ns Mondav Kirk Mee. an last varwith the Washington Redskins, will be at Earlham. Bill Ram seyer. former head coach at Bluffton and at Missouri las; reason, will be at schools toM hea through jradua- iron and rebuilding jobs appear to he the orde. of the da Vllmington as VI last w0 " Doily News Photo by Ryan Sanders WHOPPER OF A RACQUET TAKES 2 HAMS Sometimes you have to compensate when your racquet is almost as big as you are. Doug Schulman tries to get OlSE RED CLAY, YET around fast enough to return a serve during a lesson at the Kettering Tennis Center. Davis Cup Finals Set On Rumanian Courts By GARY NUHN Daily News Sports Writer Well, those American Imperialists, under the pseudonym of the United States Lawn Tennis association, have reconsidered and decided to play the Davis Cup finals in lovely Bucharest, after all The quotes and the quotees were minimal last week when the USLTA took its size-12 sneaker out of its jaw and skulked away. No one was saying anything, and this just a week after the; announced to the world that we were stealing uh, make that appropriating the Davis Cup finals for C I e v e I a n d. where they really belonged, you understand. The Davis Cup finals between the U.S. and Rumania were originally scheduled for Bucharest, to start the story from the beginning. No one seems to know why they were scheduled t h e r e, they just were. The Rumam ans. having lost the finals ii the U.S. two of the last three years, possibly felt they de-served them. So they announced they were going to have them and no one belched or sneezed or said, "Hold it," and Rumania went ahead and started getting ready. IN GETTING ready, the Rumanians did two things. First, they took the largest football (soccer) stadium in the country, a W.OOO-scat monster, and built a tennis court in the center of It. A red, clay tennis court. Beautiful, huh? Beautiful to the Rumanians, anyway. To Americans, red clay is like red water. We the w 5 " fe) bring our own, thank you. Second, the Rumanians began intimating that : h e Americans were going to face the worst behaved tennis crowds in the history of the game in Bucharest. If Stan Smith thought it was bad that someone kept shouting during his serving motion in Madrid, Spain, during the Davis semis, he hasn't seen anything yet, thev said. Has Smith ever played anywhere where his even1 good shot was booed?, they asked. The USLTA awoke to these blatant threats by pulling out its latest rules revisions of the Davis Cup constitution. Lo, there it was. "The team not having choice of sites for the semifinals shall have choice of sites for the finals." The U.S. had to play its semis in Madrid, as previously-noted. Rumania played at home against Australia. If that isn't clear, Lake Erie doesn't stink. By the rules of the Davis Cup. the US. should have the finals THE ONLY question was, why wasn't that rule brought out earlier before Rumania sank its gross national product into stadium renovations? The USLTA answered, "A rule's a rule: Charlotte. N.C., do you want it? Cleveland, do you want it? Los Angeles, do you want it?" So while we were trying to peddle the Davis finals to the highest bidder, Rumanians were taking it calmly, cooly "I won't play if the finals aren't in Bucharest," Hie N'as-tase said, calmly, cooly. Then he swore in Italian, calmly, cooly. Ion Tiriac, the other half of Rumania's team, isn't as educated as Nastase. He doesn't know Italian, so he swore in his native tongue. But he did it calmly, cooly. The Rumanians were fighting dirty. Even the USLTA realizes if they steal the finals and the opposition d o e s n 'I show up, somebody is going to lose a fortune. Too, Rumania approached the U.S. State department and asked them to i n t e r v e n e. Somewhere in that incomprehensible red tape beaurocracy, the word was passed on to the USLTA. And the USLTA succumbed to the pressure. Smith and Harold (Sky Ball) Solomon, the kid who is dangerous to low-flying birds, will he playing in Bucharest in mid-October before howling multitudes. Now who do "'i think is swearing? aanea 500 UP HEW CAR RACE NEW BREMEN. OHIO SPEEDWAY SUNDAY. SEPT. 10 PURSES 14.500 TT-n-oe jvm. IT- 2:00 P.M. Urn Date Saasai. teat. 24 A8CA immrmmmM 4MIHI4I - II J III JIM YOU and TENNIS the perfect match" Come and see our NEW Indoor & Outdoor courts and inquire about our programs V Gateway Circle off Hempstead jfcgiHjW BonH3660

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