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2D --May 26.1974 Sunday Gazette-Mail -Charlesfof, West Virginia-- By A. I,, llardman Cleaning Up The Sports Desk: Not listed on the West Virginia U. football roster for 1974 is a 6-4, 265-pound tackle named Mike Provance of Xenia, 0. But he was among the freshmen of 1972 who showed some promise of stardom. Whatever happened to Mike is not quite clear. But he became disenchanted, both as a football player and a scholar, and withdrew from school. Coach Bobby Bowden was disappointed, to say the least, because there had been a number of schools seeking to recruit Mike, the son of a preacher. But the other day the WVU coach got a letter from the big tackle. He asked for a chance to try again. Bowden agreed. "Leaving Morgantown was the worst mistake I have ever made." Provance wrote. "I hope you will accept my apologizies and allow me to come back as a walk-on and try to make the squad." Bowden agreed to let him return on his own but advised him that he would arrange to put him back on scholarship after the first semester "if you prove to me that you are sincere and if your work is satisfactory." Mike pointed out that quitting the team was the first time he ever quit anything. "I guess I have to prove something to myself," he wrote, "and the only way that I will be able to do that is to go back to Morgantown and be able to play ball." This adventure will be followed with a great deal of interest . . . * + * Miller Wants To Return If Alderson-Broaddus College ever had a salesman it would be Major Joe Miller of the U. S. Marine Corps, who was here last Sunday to be inducted into the W. Va. Sports Writers' Hall of Fame. He has four more years to go on his hitch in the Marines whereupon he will retire with 20 years of service and with a nice pension at the "ripe" old age of 41. "I hope to get some kind of a job at A-B at that time," he said during his visit here. "The school has done a lot for me and I want to do something in return." He is already doing some recruiting work for Battler cage coach Joe Neely . . . It was nice of the sports writers to honor one of their own -- Mickey Furfari of the Morgantown Dominion-Post. But it was embarrassing to M. F. when his plaque came out with his name misspelled. Something, of course, will be done about this. Mickey, along with John Faul- TENNIS coner of the Hinton Daily News, was honored with the Gene Morehouse Memorial Award... * * * West Virginian of Year? When they pass out West Virginian of the Year honors next January, we hope the powers that be will remember our own Dr. Don Cohen, who worked so very hard and spent so much of his own time and money to make Charleston the home of the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame. This guy did a first class job in every respect to land the Hall for West Virginia and, as one writer aptly put it, Charleston is now the Cooperstown (baseball) and Canton, 0. (football) of track and field. .. Speaking of the Hall of Fame, the number of visitors to the football Hall in Canton will give folks some idea of how many people become interested in such projects. Last year, for instance, 330,029 football fans stopped off in Canton to see the many interesting displays dealing with the heroes of the pro game. Our old pal, Dick Gallagher, is head man at the Hall in Canton and keeps it interesting. We hope Cohen can land as good a man to run the track Hall in Charleston . . . Â·*Â·-*Â·* WVU Home Record Tops? Tim Cohane, whose articles have appeared in "Look" and many of the nation's top sports magazines, writes about West Virginia U. football: "WVU did a remarkable job in winning four road games, at Illinois, Maryland, Miami (Fla.) and Syracuse. How many eastern teams could do that?" Only Penn State, Tim. But the Provance Miller Cohen 1974 record did prove that the Mountaineers got homesick only when they were at home. They beat only Virginia Tech and Virginia at Mountaineer Field, losing to Indiana, Pitt and Boston College. Cohane, incidentally, is now executive coordinator for the Cool Ray Indies Trophy, which will be offered to the championship football team from the major eastern independents this coming season. Schools eligible, based on the toughness of the schedules they play, are: WVU, Army, Boston College, Navy, Penn State, Pitt and Syracuse. They call this group the "East Indies" and they must play a minimum of three games with each other to be eligible for the trophy ... * * * In Lieu of Conference? Actually, Cohane and the Cool Ray company (which manufactures polaroid glasses) might suggest that this is a conference, although they deny that this is their intent. Such a conference has been proposed, however, but it has been stymied by Penn State's reluctance to go along. To put it simply, Penn State does not want to restrict its schedules to such a conference and, moreover, the Lions don't want to share any of their bowl money with any other schools. That's the reason they left the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference . .. Cohane, incidentally, says he is looking forward to West Virginia's game at Boston College on Nov. 2. "The game is fast becoming a first-class rival- r y -- a fine one for both schools," he writes from Boston. "The side tent -- Danny Buggs vs. Mike Esposito -- should be a dandy." Right you are, Tim. . . AAOMTGO/I/VER 2 STEEL BELTS Ht?LP STABILIZE THE TREAD FOR DIG-IN TRACTION. GAMBLE Green Not Planning To Sit on Golf Lead MEMPHIS (AP) - Hubert Green won't be hlaying it close to the vest in Sunday's final round of the $175,000 Danny Thomas-Memphis Golf Classic. "Three strokes isn't enough," the young man said after establishing that much leading margin with a two-under-par 70 in Saturday's third round. "I want to bust out early tomorrow, maybe get a whole lot in front. I'm not saying I'm gonna do it. but I'm gonna try. "Three strokes is one better than I was starting the round. But it isn't much. If I make bogey and somebody else makes birdie, then all of a sudden it's pretty tight. "I'm gonna try to gamble a little bit from time to time, try to get a lot in front. "I'm gonna play my best. If it's good enough, I'll win. If it's not good enough, someone else will win." Green, already the winner of some $103,000 this season, put together a 54-hole total of 202, 14 under par on the 7,1993-yard Colonial Country Club Course and within one stroke of the best three-round totals of the year on the pro tour. Lou Graham and Bob Wynn came on to tie for second at 205. Graham, a native Tennes- seean and a great favorite with the huge gallery, fashioned a five-under-par 67, while the longshot Wynn--a nonwinner in five years on the tour--had a 69. Masters champion Gary Player shot himself back into contention with a 69 and a 206 total, just four strokes behind going into the last round of the chase for a $35,000 first prize. He was tied with tour regular Don Bies, who had the day's best round, a 66. Rod Curl, the little Wintu Indian who scored a surprise triumph last week in Forth Worth, Tex., and Tom Watson drifted back. They were tied for second, two shots back of Green, when play started in mild, cloudy weather, but Watson went to a 74-208 and Curl a 75 for 209. Dave Hill, the defending champion and a four-time winner of this tournament, made one move at the leaders, going four strokes under par after six holes. 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Center Tourney Slated;) New Program Offered T h e C h a r l e s t o n C e n t e r Tournament for boys and girls tennis players will be held June 7-9 at the Gorman Field courts. The event is the first in a series of qualifying tournaments to determine national competitors. The top four or five players in each age bracket will qualify to compete in the Ohio Valley regional tournaments. Play will be held in boys and girls singles division in the following age groups: 18, 16, 14. 12 and 10. The entry fee is $4 per division and a player may enter only one division. The entries should be sent to Mrs. Peter S. White, 1198 Johnson Road, Charleston, W. Va. 25314. Players must have 1974 USLTA cards or purchase one for $2 at the tournament desk prior to playing their first match. The Center Tournament is sponsored by Tennis, Inc. The nine-point tie-breaker rule will be used. New Program Tennis, Inc, will offer a new instructional program this summer for intermediate players. This is in addition to the regular mass program for beginning students. Applicants for the intermediate program should have several years of tennis experience. Members of school tennis teams can profit from the instruction because Tennis, Inc, will assign its most adv- Summer Cage Loops Planned AtS.C.High The South Charleston Park and Recreation Commission has announced that it will sponsor summer basketball leagues for men and women and a physical fitness program beginning June 24. Homer Criddle, the summer league director, said the programs are open to all students and residents of South Charleston. The leagues will be conducted at South Charleston High's gymnasium. Team rosters must be submitted with not more than 12 players, a team name and a team c a p t a i n to Criddle by June 11. The first 12 teams in the mens' league and first six in the womens' league will be accepted. Womens' basketball will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Mens' basketball will run from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The physical f i t n e s s program w i l l be held from 5-6 anced instructors to the intermediate classes. There will be two-week sessions beginning June 10. Classes will be conducted in South Charleston, St. Albans, and at Horace Mann and John Adams Junior High Schools. The fee for each session is $7. Students may secure enrollment forms at their respective schools in Kanawha County, at the Sport Mart, and at the Tennis Indoor Center. Tennis, Inc., will also offer private lessons for both students and adults and adult group lessons. Susan Evans and Dave Calvert will give private and group lessons. Awards Banquet The fourth annual Tennis, Inc. awards banquet will be held Wednesday evening at t h e G e a r y S t u d e n t U n i o n building on the Morris Harvey College campus. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $2 for students and $3.50 for adults. Certificates of merit will be given the winning and runner- up senior and junior high tennis teams in the Kanawha Valley. Certificates also will be awarded winners and runners- up in the 1973 Tennis, Inc. Summer Tournament and to all Kanawha Valley players who have achieved national and regional rankings. The outstanding player, sportsmanship and most improved player awards will highlight the evening. Tennis prizes such as racquets and shorts will be given away. Cacapon Park Golf Course Opens Friday The new 18-hole championship golf course at Cacapon State Park will open to public play next Friday, it was announced by Ira S. Latimer Jr., director of the Department of Natural Resources. Cacapon, near Berkeley Springs, has long been one of the state's leading year-round park attractions. The park has a modern guest lodge, Old Inn facility for summer tourists, and several dozen vacation cabins for family use. 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