The Eagle from Bryan, Texas on October 2, 1974 · Page 19
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Thi* Hagle Hryan-Colli*gt Station,Texas Weilnesday, October 2 , 1974 Pa«e5B (sports shorts) Houston Oilers Facing Attendance Problems HOUSTON (AP) - The Hous- stead of watehin# pro football, They’ve had the worst record hard dollars for football and draw hutfe crowds,' Adams road every year since 196IL CHARI/NTE, N.C. (AP) Qualifying was to begin today for the ifk-ar field in Sunday’s National 500 stock car race Defending champion Cak Yarborough, Richard Petty and David Pearson are among the entries. Twelve slots will be up for grabs today. Qualifying will continue until Sunday morning, when the last four spots are to be filled. Tlie 334-lap race carries a purse of $161,877 GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) David I,amm has resigned as executive secretary of the Southern Hockey league to become associate sports editor of the Greensboro Daily News and Greensboro Record. («ague President Gene Hawthorne said a search would begin at once for a replacement. Lamm, a former sports writer for the Daily News, took the SHL post in 1973. Hawthorne said the regular season play would begin Oct. 18 as previously announced. SEATTLE (AP) _ Ray Seales of Tacoma, Wash., will meet Manuel Fierro of Mexico in a 10-round middleweight bout at Lacey, Wash., Nov. 2, promoter Inigo Lucchesi said Tuesday. Seales, the lone U.S. gold medal winner in the 1972 Olympics, now has a record of 22 victories and one loss. Ferrior’s record is 30-5-2. His victims include Denny Moyer and Oscar Alvarado, the present junior middleweight champion of the world. BUFFALO (AP) — Running back Wayne Mosley has been waived and defensive back Leonard Fairley has been acquired by the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League, it was announced Tuesday. Mosley was a rookie free agent from Alabama A & M. Fairley wass a seventh-round draft choice of Houston and was waived earlier by the Oil­ ers. He played strong side safety at Alcorn A&M and played exclusively on Houston’s special teams. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Defensive tackle Bob Bell, released by the Detroit Lions prior to the beginning of the National Football League season, has been signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals, it was announced Tuesday. Bell, a 6-foot-4, »0-pounder from the University of Cincinnati, was Detroit’* No. 1 draft choice in 1971 and played for the team during the last three seasons before being released STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Bob Fenimore, two-time football All-American backfield star for Oklahoma State University in the 1940s, collapsed while attending a speech on campus Tuesday night. Fenimore, 47, was rushed to . Stillwater Municipal hospital but later transferred to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. A hospital spokesman here declined to comment on the nature of the illness but did say Fenimore was in fair condition. BASKETBALL SAN DIEGO - Wilt Chamberlain, the highest scorer in pro basketball history, retired from the sport, the owner of the American Basketball Association’s San Diego Conquistadors announced. PHILADELPHIA - Billy Cunningham rejoined the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association after playing two years with the rival American Basketball Association's Carolina Cougars. HOCKEY NEW YORK - Goaltender Gilles Villemure, unable to convince the National Hockey league's New York Rangers to renegotiate his contract, resigned, according to his attorney. TENNIS HOUSTON — Second-seeded Virginia Wade won her first- round match in a women's professional tennis tournament by beating Helene Anilot 6-3, 6-2. but Rosemary Casals wao eliminated 6-0, 6-3 by Diane Fromholtz. IJVHAJNA, Hawaii — Third- seeded Dick Stockton defeated Stan Pasarell 6-3, 6-3 and Roscoe Tanner, No. 4 seed, beat Fred McNair 6-1, -3 in the preliminary round of the Island Holidays Pro Tennis Classic. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Top-seeded defending champion Torben Ulrich of Denmark, defeated second- ranked Frank Sedgman of Australia 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 for the singles title Sunday in the Richmond Sports International Grand Masters tennis tournament. HOUSTON (AP) - The Hous- stead of watching pro football, ton Oilers don’t have the World Oiler owner K.S. “Bud” Adams Football league to kick around says anymore but now they must When new depths of mediocr- worry about fans opting for the ity are to be achueved, the Oil- sunny beach or dove hunting in ers usually step forward. Landry Could Be Staubach Puller DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Coach Undry dropped a hint Tuesday that he wouldn’t be above yanking quarterback Roger Staubach out of a game if the former Navy All-American is havuig a bad day. “Roger is still my No. 1 quarterback, but if the team is playing well and the quarterback isn’t I might make a change hoping the next man might have a good day,” Iandry said. Staubach was intercepted three times in Sunday’s 14-6 loss to the New York Giants and a portion of the hometown crowd booed him for the first time most writers in the press box could remember. "It just wasn’t Roger Sunday ... the whole team had an tiff day,” said laundry "There’s nothing wrong with Roer that can’t be corrected ... he’ll never quit and he’s my quarterback.” Tlie Cowboy backup quarterback is veteran Craig Morgon who signed with the World Football league Houston Texans before they moved to Shreveport I<andry said the absence of Calvin Hill from the lineup has hurt the team, both on the ground and in the air. "We could use the type of experience Calvin has,'' said l^an- dry. Hill did not play Sunday because of an injured toe. They’ve had the worst record in the NFL the past two years and this season, when attendance is down all over the league, the Oilers have become immediate trend setters. Only 25,317 fans were on hand, the smallest opening day crowd in the NFL, when Houston opened its season with a 2114 victory over San Diego. Last Sunday 28.538 turned out for their second home game Adams concedes Houston's 113 records the past years have had an effect on attendance, but he also blames part of it on the wide variety of activities open to area fans “Probably one-third of our season ticket people are people who decide on Sunday morning what to do,” Adams said, "whether to go to the ranch, to the football game, to the beach oi to go dove hunting.” Adams said most other NFL cities don’t have that situation. "We don't have a hard core following of the working class like in Philadelphia, New York or elsewhere,” Adams said. As a result, many don’t use their tickets. We have that type of situation while in Philadelphia, say, a fellow saves his hard dollars for football it is.” Adams said the NFL players strike likely turned a lot of fans off to pro football but tie didn’t give the former WFL Houston Texans (now Shreveport Steamer) any credit for taking fans away from the Oilers. “The Texans didn’t sell enough season tickets to hurt us,” Adams said. "They didn't announce anything, but I doubt they sold 1,800 season tickets. I'd have to say they didn’t hurt us.” Oiler season ticket sales dropped from 31,000 last season to 25,000 this season, but Adams said he was more concerned with no-shows. “One of the things that concerns me is we had more than 4,000 no shows for our first two league games,” Adams said. "For this early in the season, this causes concern about people buying tickets and not attending games.” Adams also said Houston fans never had been consistent in attending football games “The University of Houston (which also plays its home games in the Astrodome) has an exciting football team but they don’t draw said The Oilers consistently play before larger crowds on the road than at home. The Oilers have been outdrawn on the road every year since 1968 Houston’s opening day crowd here last year against Pittsburgh was 43,416 compared to this year’s 25,317 against the Chargers. » JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ WfJ MP TeXàS PWsoN Rodeo Every Sunday ¡x October 2.P.H. in NUKTWiUE Tickets Available At The Gate Or At Your Sears Roebuck And Company Department Store baseball standings] Baseball At A Glance By The Associated Press National League East w 87 86 79 79 71 66 West 101 98 87 81 72 59 102 division title Tuesday's Results Pittsburgh 6, Chicago 5 Atlanta 7, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 2, New York 1 Montreal 3, St Louts 2 Los Angeles 8, Houston 5 ♦ San Francisco 7, San Diego Wednesday's Games San Diego (Spillner 9 11) San Francisco (Halicki 18) Cincinnati (Gullett 12 11 or Pittsburgh St Louis Montreal Philaphia New York Chicago x L Angles Cine innati Atlanta Houston Safl Fran San Diego „ x Clinched L 74 75 82 82 90 95 60 63 74 80 89 Pet. .540 534 491 491 441 410 627 609 540 503 447 366 GB I 8 Americ x Baltimore New York Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit x Oakland Texas Minnesota Chicago Kan City California x clinched c an Leagui East W L 90 71 88 73 84 77 76 85 76 85 72 89 West 90 71 83 76 82 79 79 80 77 84 67 94 ivision title Pet 559 547 2 522 6 472 14 472 14 447 18 GB 559 522 509 497 10 478 13 416 23 Tuesday's Results Baltimore 7, Detroit 6 6, Texas 0 Cleveland 4 3, New York Minnesota Boston 7, Milwaukee innings Chicago 2 California 10 at Carroll 42) at Atlanta (Niekro 19 13), N 'Chicago (Reusche! 13 12) at Pittsburgh (Rooker 14 11), N * St Louis (McGlothen 16 12) at Montreal (Renko 12 16) , N Philadelphia (Carlton 16 13) it New York (Matlack 13 14), N „ Los Angeles (Messersmith 20 4 ) at Houston (Wilson 11 13 or fiebert 11). 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