Calgary Herald from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on June 22, 1979 · 18
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Friday, June 22, 1979
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A18 THE CALGARY HERALD Fri., June 22, 1 979 Stampeders delete three from roster 5 V (: George Bilych It " .5 The idea of Hay doing kicking catches on with McTague out (Herald staff writer) Then, there were 49. Calgary Stampeders moved to . within four players of meeting to-; day's 45-player limit by deleting ..three rookies from the club's Cana-jdian Football League roster Thur-3 sday afternoon. Released by the Western Confer-ence team were American linebacker Mike Bailey. Canadian punter ..kicker-defensive back Ed Thomas and Calgary Dinosaur linebacker ' Pete Robertson. : .' The reduction left head coach -Jack 'Gotta with 38 veterans- and 13 .rookies in camp, made up of 23 : Americans and 26 Canadians. --. Bailey played in both Stamped-jers' pro-season games, while Tho-mas dressed for both but only : played in the club's 21-18 loss to ' Saskatchewan last Friday night at i.McMahon Stadium. ': Robertson suffered a severely-i pulled hamstring on the opening I (Herald staff writer) -j Dennis Kadatz was livid. Mike ; Lashuk was disgusted ' but, the '. Ontario Universities Athletic Associ-' ation was all smiles and chuckles 'Thursday . ". ." and, with good rea-' son. The OUAA ovemhelmingly defeated d motion to hold the 1979 . "Western Bowl despite the fact it was western Canada's turn to stage the championship football game, a date which doubles as a semi-final for the annual College Bowl Instead, the Canadian Interuni-versity Athletic Union voted 52-18 in "favor of having the Western Intercollegiate League champion travel to the east coast to play the Atlantic Universities Athletic Association rep. The OUAA also succeeded in its . 'hid to hold a Yates Cup final where both the East and West Division "winners of the Ontario conference 'would meet for the provincial title. Both the Yates Cup winner and 'either the WOT. or AUAA champ will CIAU From PageAU for athletes to receive free tuition costs and school fees. "The CIAU is sticking its head in the sand. There are all sorts of financial awards being given out right noW by schools all over the country," said the U of C athletic director. "Just check any school's 'calendar and youH see them. But, the CIAU would rather ignore it alL" Lakehead University delegate Dave Siciliano remarked: '1 guess they (CIAU) would rather have the .under-the-table stuff going on." ; Bob Pugh, CIAU executive vice-president, said future scholarship proposals might have better success if they were more specific. "The whole matter here is that the CIAU members have to accept the principle first. But, a lot of peo- pie won't until they see all the details. It has to be a very specific, plan." ; A milder version of Kadatz' mo- tion received stronger support because of its more-detailed outline. The motion received 47 votes in favor, compared to 35 against. However, a two-thirds majority was needed to pass the motion, f There were more than 40 motions and numerous more ammendments handled by the eligibility committee. w SPORTSMAN CLAIMER FIGURES DEMOLITION DERBY SUNDAY, JUNE 1 7 ADMISSION: ? ADULTS $4.00 STUDENTS $3.00 CHILDREN $1.00 TIME TRIALS 6 P.M. RACING 7 P.M. day o! training camp and never made it back into the lineup. None of the deletions came as a surprise since Bailey was going up against veteran Ollie Bakken at middle linebacker, while Thomas' dismissal became apparent with the arrival of place-kicker J.T. Hay. Hay, the 1978 Eastern scoring champion obtained from Ottawa in a trade Wednesday, made his debut in a Stampeder uniform yesterday and. along with rookie Mike McTague, put on a dandy field-goal show during practice. Both kickers showed powerful legs and accuracy, hitting with consistency from outside the 50-yard line in what appeared to be somewhat of a challenge match. Hay. however, will be asked to handle the placements while McTa-gue, also obtained in a trade, but with Toronto Argonauts, will concentrate on punting and pass catching duties. West feels knife in back then compete for national honors in the College Bowl "It's an absolute disgrace." fumed Kadatz. University of Calgary athletic director. "It was approved last year by the CIAU that there would be a Western Bowl and then again last September, when we made a few minor changes. I can't understand why they waited so long before making a change." Dave Copp, OUAA football convener, said the Western Bowl proposal was defeated because most eastern delegates believed last year was the end of a three-year format, whereby certain bowl games would switch from East to West. "From what I understand, any plans for rotating the location of the various bowl games, be it Forest City or Western, ended last year. There was no talk that I know of where it was agreed upon to add one more year to the existing three-year package." ' Copp added he already had drafted his own proposal whereby the WIFL would host both the 1980-81 and the 1981-82 College Bowl semi-finals. However, Kadatz was leery, saying: "Nothing's for sure anymore." ' The fact western Canada has been allowed to host a College Bowl semi-final just once in the past six years (in 1978), upsets U of C football coach Lashuk. "You want to know what my opinion is? I'd like to take the five western teams, plus Simon Fraser University, and set up our own independent league. All we're asking for is fairness and to abide by previous rules, but I guess there are some people who can't live with previous agreements." In another controversial move, the CIAU voted against changing the dates for the 1979-80 men's basketball championships, March 13-15 in Calgary. Kadatz had asked for a one-week delay in the tournament in order to avoid conflicting with the Canadian ' men's curling championship, which goes at the same time at the Corral. The motion was defeated easily. v - . .- Dates for the 1980-81 CIAU hockey series, to be hosted by Calgary, also were changed. The four-day event, scheduled March 12-15, will continue to operate under a tournament format despite talk of a best-of-three playoff approach. Sir KEEP Ladies Ladies Ladies Co-ed Next to J.T. Hay himself, the person probably happiest to see a new kicker in the camp of the Calgary Stampeders is the man Hay likely will replace. Mike McTague is a capable kicker. Also, he figures to handle the club's punting. Best of all however, he would hke to see considerable service as a wide receiver. It is Jack Gotta's contention that the day of the triple-threat performer in Canadian football is over. "Specializdtion is the keyword, the" suggestion being that a player can't be totally effective if there are too many burdens placed on his shoulders. While there has been considerable speculation that J.T. merely may be a pawn for any future dealings the Stamps have in mind. Jocko insists that is not the official line. There is reason to believe his utterances are not merely idle chatter. While Gotta insists he doesn't know what the initials J.T. stand for. hell tell you. too, that he expects Hay to be handling the Calgary kicking in the immediate future. In a sense, that's his way of saying that McTague has been impressing people with his receiving talents. "McTague and (Darrell) Moir are two of the best receiving prospects I've seen come along in a while," the Stampeder foreman was saying Thursday afternoon. 'It's refreshing to see these young kids come along, passing every test as it presents itseli They've got all the ingredients speed, savvy, skill and toughness. I've got a hunch they'll be seeing plenty of playing time." Undoubtedly, it is McTague's emergence as a receiver that is affording Hay the opportunity to reassert himself as a CFL kicker of considerable stature. The real victim of this circumstance, however, was Ed Thomas, another kicking hopeful who was shown the door when Thursday's cuts were made official. Quite possibly, Thomas won't be more than a phone call away, just in case this phase of the Stampeders' master plan suffers a breakdown. The Boise State grad has shown definite ability, but his misfortune stems from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. "The strange part of this whole affair," Gotta was saying, "is that kicking may actually be McTague's strong suit at this moment. "But, his punting has been improving steadily as has been his receiving. A person can do only so many things well Now that he can concentrate on those two, I'm expecting even more drastic improvement." While two pre-season games remain for the numerous remaining questions to be answered, the most intriguing ones pertain to defence. If the Stamps are considering any major moves, this is the area it will likely affect. With people like Harold Holton and, almost assuredly, a premier running back available as trade bait, it would be a surprise if the Stamps aren't prepared to talk to somebody in terms of linebacker. As of today, Ollie Bakken is the lone import 'backer remaining in camp. Riders wield axe REGINA (CP) Saskatchewan Roughriders took out the axe and loped 13 players off their Canadian Football League club roster, including rookie quarterback Steve Bukich, who completed only one of four passes and threw two interceptions in Wednesday's exhibition loss to Montreal Alouettes, was released for the second time. He also tried out briefly with Saskatchewan last year. Also cut was veteran centre Larry Bird. Winston Churchill Pool Northmount Drive and 34 St. N.W. FIT CLASSES Tuesday and Thursday July 3rd to 31st. Mornings August 7th to Sept. 4th. keep fit keep fit 9:30 to 10:30 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. a.m. Monday and Wednesday July 4th to August 1st. Evenings August 8 to Sept. 10th. keep fit keep fit 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. -J -'.Vat v y. - 1 RONNIE RAGGETT (68) CAN ... it would appear it's he vs And, although non-imports the likes of John Palazetl Bemie Morrison, Blain Lamoureux and Doug Batter-shill are all chomping at the bit, that's extremely thin considering the pre-season is merely at the midway point. Gotta will say only that the Stamps have a good handle on the market. "We're not concerned," says Gotta. 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We're deep in a lot of areas and, if somebody should strike the right note, well be in position to make the move. In the meantime, there's not much reason to get excited." With eight defensive positions designated as import slots, the issue would appear to revolve on whether to use four Americans in the secondary or to add a second import linebacker. Presumably, the quality of MOVIES! w 333 '1,783" JfiaveL lyjate WINTERIZED TO -40 (including holding tank) ALL STEEL WELDED CONSTRUCTION MINIS FROM 19' TO 27' CLASS "A" MOTOR HOMES 21' TO 35' CUSTOM MADE AT REGULAR PRICES . 'DESIGN YOUR OWN FLOOR PLAN (or use ours) CHOICE OF CHASSIS AND ENGINES CHOICE OF UPHOLSTERY & RUGS Travel Mate Canadian made motor homes constructed NOREMAC RV 1450S MACLEOD TR. S. material available will eventually dictate the final decision. Although Gotta concedes the Stamps may decide to go with four American deep backs, it's a safe bet they're scanning the linebacker market whenever trade talks are mentioned. 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