The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on April 4, 1972 · Page 15
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Tuesday, April 4, 1972
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SPORT SIGNALS ☆ ☆ By Hal Brown Tuesdoy, April 4, 1972 The IJwcolw Sta r IS M OWHERS NIX PLAYERS OFFER An April Fools' Edition Back when we were attending the University of Nebraska, the Daily Nebraskan (school paper) used to put out an edition every April 1 called The Pink Rag which contained nothing but unbelievable stories as an April Fool’s feature. A quick glance at the headlines of our Sunday sports section made one wonder If some of those old editors of the Pink Rags hadn’t slipped into our sports department for some April Fools’ pranks. For instance, there was a story about Bold Accent being beaten in a sprint race at Fonner Park. Now, that’s got to be an April Fools’ joke. Then there was a story about Nebraska losing a dual track meet. That could happen only on April Fools’ Day. But the biggest April Fooler of all had to be a story about the major league baseball players going out on strike. At least you’ve got to give those players credit for one thing, though. They waited until it was time to head north away from Florida and Arizona before going on strike. Liberal Pension Fund How many people can you name in your neighborhood who have this kind of pension setup: —After four years with one company, he can retire at 45 and receive $I74..'M per month for the rest of his life. Retirement at 65 will bring the four-year employee $618.91 per month. —A five-year employee can retire at 45 and get $218.18 per month. —A 10-year employee retiring at 45 will receive $436.36. —And a 20-year veteran retiring at age 65 will get $1,945 per month and quick mathematics will put that player’s annual Income at better than $23,000. You can’t get that kind of retirement pay driving a I bus. carrying a hammer or cooking eggs. I Players Contribute Nothing I Making the picture even more rosy is the fact that the I players contribute nothing to that pension fund with all the I monies coming from the owners and from All-Star Game 4 and World Series receipts. ^ Normally one would expect the working man, who has , had his own differences with management, to side with the ] players in this dispute If for no other rea.son simply as - a matter of the age-old principle of the working class sticking * together against the landlords. But in this case it’s got to be a bit difficult for the Chicago factory worker, wlw has been shoveling his driveway out every week for the past four months, (o feel much sympathy for a ball player making $25,000 per year, who’s been in F lorida, living and dining at the expense of the Chicago White Sox managemenf. Hardly any .striking group can expect to have the general support of the masses. And in the case of the players’ strike, it’s doubtful if even the avid fan who cheers when one of the striking players hits a home run is cheering for that player today. One nice thing about the strike, though, is that it might keep the season from opening until it really should anyway—about .May 1. . . . Baseball Strike Continues As Proposal Rejected New York (U'PI) - Club owners rejected the offer which would have ended t h e baseball strike Monday, calling the proposal advanced by Marvin Miller, executive director of the major league players association, “an imprudent approach to the problem.’’ John G a h e r i n , chief negotiator for the owners, said he had presented Miller’s pro posai to the owners early Monday night but that they had unanimously agreed not to accept it. Miller’s proposal, which was made at an afternoon meeting with Gaherin, was to accept the offer of $5,490,000 offer made by the owners in Phoenix “provided the players association can use the six per cent potential the money earns’’ to increase the benefits of the pension plan. Miller had said that “if management rejects this offer, it must bear responsibility for the delay of the opening of the season.’’ It now appears doubtful that the season, which is scheduled to open Wednesday, will not get underway on time. The owners of all 24 Major League clubs will meet again Tuesday night in Chicago to hear a report from Gaherin amd to review the situation further. Gaherin said he had no plans to meet with Miller prior to the owner’s mee/Ing. The players had been demanding that the club owners increase by $850,000 the clubs’ annual contribution to the players’ pension fund. The owners had been offering a $490,000 increase. Miller said the players were willing to take the smaller amount provided they can have the say about the pension fund earnings. The final four days of exhibition games in baseball spring training have been wiped out by the dispute. The regular season is .scheduled to open on Wednesday with a single game — Houston at Cin- ckinati — and then other teams are supposed to wing into action on Thursday. However, the striking players left their training bases in Florida and Arizona avid have scattered, most of them to their homes. With Wednesday drawing near, it became problematic whether they could be assembled in time for the scheduled opening games even in the event of a quick settlement. Gaherin said he is in contact with the owners lo find out their reaction to Miller’s offer. He said he had no plans to meet again with Miller until he has learned from the owners what they wish to do next. Miller, in a late-afternoon 'iraarc -'WHPtVMLW • HITTCr-X y-Tr-r »**' ^ -s-r—»-»SIP«-/*’ -J STAR PHOTO Sports Menu DEFENDING CHAMPS OPEN DRILLS . . . Nebraska's two-time defending national champions opened spring football drills Monday, Husker Quarterback Hopeful Injured . . . LUCK SUFFERS KNEE INJURY AS NU SPRING DRILLS BEGIN Tuesday HORSE RACING—Fonner Park, Grand Hland, 3 pm. " track —L incoln, High Schools; Millard at East, Beatrice at Lincoln Northeast, Lincoln Southeast at Pius X. Wednesday HORSE RACING—Fonner Park, Grand, Island, 3 p.m. TENNIS—Nebraska at UNO. Thursday HORSE RACING — Fonner Park, Grand Island, 3 p.m. BASEBALL — Kearney at Nebraska Wesleyan, Sherman Field, 2 p.m ; Seward Concordia at Lincoln Northeast, 4 p.m. GOLF — Cornhusker Invitational at Holmes Park; Lincoln High at Pius X, Holmes Park. Ping-Pong Tour ; New York (UPI) — The table tennis team from the People’s Republic of China, headed by three-t i m e world men’s singles champion Chuang Tse-Tung will arrive in Detroit Wednesday, April 12 to begin a two-week tour of the United States. Archer Second On PGA's List New York iJP) — George Archer has taken second place on professiovial golf’s money- winning list on the strength of his sudden-death victory in the Greater Greensboro Open, the Professional Golfers Association Tournament Players I.>ivision announced Movi- day. Archer, who defeated Tommy i Aaron on the second extra hole .Sunday at Greensboro, won f $40,000 to boost his earnings to a $96,425 for the year. Jack -Nicklaus continues to lead with I $109,473. I Others in the top 10 were jTom Weiskopf, $64,636; Bob i Rosburg, $58,750; Bob Murphy, I$58,144; Grier Jones, $57,178; I Tony Jacklin, $54,813; Jerry ; Heard, $ 5 0,3 5 6; Laviny fWadkins, $46,838, and Lee Trevino, $44,719. Walton Wins Honor Louisville, Ky. (UPI) - Bill Walton, the 6-11 super sophomore who led UCLA to its isixth consecutive NCAA I championships, Monday was I named recipient of the Adolph I Rupp Trophy as the outstan- |ding college basketball player I in the country. By HAL BROM'N sûr Sports Editor Coming up with the right answer in choosing a replacement for Jerry Tagge at quarterback was one of the main concerns of Nebraska head football coach Bob Devaney as his Huskers opened spring drills Monday and before the first session was over that concern became even greater. Terry Luck, the sophomore from Fayetteville, N.C., who led the NU frosh to an unbeaten season last fall and who was figured to battle red-shirt sophomore David Humm and returning squadman Steve Runty for the job, suffered a knee injury midway through the Monday workout. The seriousness of the injury was not immediately known, but Luck was carried from the field and taken to the NU Student Health Center. In a session with the press after the opening workout, Devaney listed finding a quarterback replacement as his No. 1 concern during the 20 spring practice sessions. “And if Luck’s injury turns out to be serious, then quarterback becomes a real problem,’’ he added, “because without him, we’ve got only two who have any experience at all.’’ He was referring to Humm and Runtv. The Husker coach listed other primary concerns in his bid for a third straight national championship as I-back, the defensive secondary, linebacking, offensive guards and one offensive tackle post. “I wouldn't put those in any particular order,’’ Devaney added, but expressed confidence in those bidding for the offensive line spots. A couple of tackles have been switched to man the guard spots with Bob Wolfe and Stan Hegener making the conversion. “We’ve got some linemen who are pretty good football players,’’ Devaney observed. “And there’s not too much difference between playing tackle or guard in our system.’’ He called Daryl White and Alan Austin, who are manning the No. 1 tackle posts, “pretty good tackles.’’ “Linebacking is where we lost everything,’’ he continued. “Take Johnny Pitts. He was No. 2 monster back and we have moved him to linebacker where he’s No. 1.’’ One of those bidding for a linebacking job is Rich Sanger, who handled the placekicking chores in 1971 and who just returned Sunday from a southern trip with the NU baseball team. He earlier had been excused from spring drills to play baseball and Devaney said Monday he didn’t know what Sanger’s future baseball plans were. “I’d just as soon have him playing baseball,’’ the NU coach and athletic director said. “1 don’t want to hurt Tony’s (baseball coach Tony Sharpe) baseball program. “And I’m not sure we’d use Rich even if he should win a starting linebacking job — if we didn’t have another kicker and right now our other kicker (Luck) is hurt.” Two who aren’t expected out for football this spring are Maury Damkroger, who is playing baseball, and Randy Butts, a hurdler with the track team. Wingback Johnny Rodgers may also miss most of the spring sessions because of a thumb operation that has been slow healing. “I’m not concerned about him missing the practices,” Devaney said. “I’d rather not have him practice than take a chance on hurting the thumb before it has had a chance to heal.” The Huskers will work Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with the possibility of some Tuesday drills if weather begins to interfere prior to the May 6 windup spring game. Devaney said he planned a controlled- type scrimmage for Saturday afternoon. The opening-day depth chart: OFFENSE Split ends- Anderson, Hill-Lackovic, Peferson-Revelle, Nelson. Left tackles—White, Righetti, Doak, Regan-Miller. Left guards—Wolfe, Duffy-Alward, Leonardi-Henrichs, McGuire-Fisk. Centers—Dumler, Zanrosso, Duda-Kins«f, Young-Egger. Right guards—Beran, D. Anderson-Hegener, Class-Drink- Walter, Weld-Hughes. Right tackles—Austin, Crenshaw, Pavelka-Beckwlth, C(»tazo. Tight ends—List-Longwell, Coleman-Nelson, MuPhinskle- Jenkins, Coccia-Toft. Quarterbacks—Humm, Runty, Luck, Rutan-Potter. Fullbacks—Olds, Carstens-Powell, Burns-Blazer. l-backs—Dixon-Westbrook, Goellcr-Moran, Davis-Pilklngton, O'Holleran. Wingbacks—Garson, Bahe, Humm-O'Connor. DEFENSE Left ends—AAanstedt, Hyland, Guibord-D. Johnson, Offner- House. Left tackles—Janssen, M. Johnson, Lynch-McKlnley, Mills-Norrie. Middle guards—Glover, Bell, Sorenson-B. Anderson, Carr- Bills. Right tackles—Dutton, Osborne-Robison, Dougherty-Honke, Speliofes-Harris. Right ends—Harper, Weeser, Pate-Redding, Homan-Meyer. Strongside Linebacker—Sloey-Sanger, Stinner-KnucUon, Schnidt-Nelson, Ozanne Avery. Weakside linebacker—Pitts, Kellogg-Strong, Ruud, Iverson-Beck. Monster—Mason, Rogers, Starkedaum-Lowenstein, Tegt- Schneider. Left cornerback — Blahak, Fischer, Jones-Roundtree, Hubka-Deeter. Right cornerback—Borg, A. Johnson, Mason, Harris-Tonelli. Safeties — O'Connell, Fuller-Thornton, Seaton-DeNeil, Kyros. —JONES RIDES THREE WINNERS IN MAKING FIRST APPEARANCE— Speedy Recovery Races Wire-To-Wire To Capture Feature Grand Island —• R. E. Lee’s ^»econd race, purse $ 1 , 400 , 3 -year-olds Another Belle (Pet- 109, Jake's Pet (No Boy) 1)7, Brown Sasa Song (King) ..........................DO Tufty Moud (Pacheco) ............... x)09 W a W v Típnnvoru hoH IHH,. and up, claiming price $2,000, 6 furlongs, finger) ........................ 3.20 Rancher (Vosler) 114. Mr. Kat (Correa) ........................ 115 Chuck's Will (Forth) ................. 120 ^ptea> Kecovery had little T-1:13 1-S. Hckorv choice Honey (Ecoffey) .................110 Sacky Sue (Jones) ................... 109 trouble in capturing the Almage$t (J. Rettele) ...14.20 6.60 3.80 Roan, Bars Magic, Brown Demon. (-year-olds Jr's Deck and Choice Honey will Kahuna Bay (Grogan) ................ 114 J • lu u 7 Sammy Sioux (Turner).. 5.40 3 40 and up, Nebr. bred, claiming price race uncoupled in the wagering. Paper Boy (Stauffer) 116 leaiurea SlXin race here at secret speed (King) 4.40 Eighth race, purse $1,500, 4-year-olds *1500, 6 furlongs. Cincinnati Kid (Turner) .................114 Fonner Park Mondav as ~ Raystraw, Atigra, and up, claiming price $2,500, 6Vz Third Generation (Schoepf) .......... 120 „Seventh race, purse $1400, 3-year-olds, , a .■ a ,. Donald Stauffer pS Speedy r,"«a*'¡7,'u.nL „0 5 » i ,» Recovery in frSnt from the « u « »U.r.V.V.V■ ifj start and ran wire-to-wtrc S’. K« i«yieVr:: :: S iS"! lI»'®,”’, ..t.V eir "\Z ieading the fieid of five. maid..,., t-,«. 1 . 5 . ai.. - eih.', wi.oniy. Accum Si;i“'GÌd’'1ì:i. «IS wSS. : : Cd-NKIKIcn Speedy Recovery paid $4.40, c'iTri.-nd.?" FONNER $3.20 and S2.60 to backers while 'W..,rA„a-',cs.„¿¡.f, e«.c.-,2».3. 1 , . 3 , .„r'iS .ilcT SrT KS s.'a'^'oX'r.’ VA/DPICnilTC the place horse, Star Tooley, „t,r Attendancfr -3597 finon« WwKlvwUI«) raOidJLiia «0 /in c?o on J Shoulda Beam, Schurrican. Aiienoance— 3,597 turiongs. Eighth race, purse $1400, 4-year-olds reiUrnea and ¡¡»J.oU and Mutuel Handle—$18S,444 Drifting Spy (Stallings) ............. .115 and up, claiming price $1500, one mile SnfiirHtiv GvDSV Meldov shnwerl fur Fourth race, purse $ 1 , 600 , 3-year-old Easy Marble (Howland) lis and seventy yards. «0 »nowea lor fimes, allowance, 5Vj furlongs, T-l:07 TimsflQtr’c TTnf-inc (Rettele) xxloe Traffic Jo (Kruger) ........................118 $3.90. 2 5 . luesday S Entries wind and Reign (Schoepf) .............11? Wenga (Stallings) ........ 114 THREE FURLONGS Ken Jones rode three winners iS post t , me , p . m . u,y, «o,. n, „ h in making his first appearance Ann j.,, no '." mridlm.TISVi.dT* S« ( n .M?!’ : : : ill _ cían., a, hg .1' a . SiaSo at Foiner Park following the sar.ic eiaUno p„, vm.o. |j» s‘¿t%n7 sStncK' RongersMove „-ae Mem' closing of the racing season at wmriA Vs, t (Tom.,i no. b ¡ s oootn.,, aa-a hg Oaklawn Park race, purse $1,500, 4-year-olds Muff Tuffins (Pacheco) xlll 1 ^,.^ a ^ I !•<% Fraction 37-) H Nageas Son 38-4 H t J ikT -1 17 L I ,, “P' claiming price $2,500, 5Va My Mrs. Robinson (Stauffer) ha , , (•y®®'"'®!***' 3 IxilIQflTS D N. 35-3 H Puffanu 40 B Jones rode Navil Vento to the funongs, T—1:07 1 . 5 . Peaceful Dream (Howland) ìli claiming pnce « 000 , 6 furlongs. CJ r* Brains Regional winner’s circle in the first rapp Hillbilly Willie (Pacheco) 19.20 7.20 4.40 St. Paul Miss (Compton) V.VxxlO? w NCW York I UPI ) — The NcW 39-3 HG Director 38-4 H wuinei S Lirue n me Iipt race, Larry's Pride (Correa).. 3.80 2.80 Hello Peanuts (No Boy) .......... m .................... Y ^ u Vi 7 Errard's Solid Sarah 38-2 B then capped that effort bv say vagabond ............ 4.20 im sue too (no Boy) ...............' )u VlfilLwo 4 ............... York Rangers have called up Bob 39-3 b step Form 39-3 b booting home Terra Lad in the s-iiid^s/rTh. Ark'i "' a '^ JTr'icUf'Ss ' •,Q„j„„V ^ five players from the Omaha ^rStiy a« K'" 5,':! H third and Colorado Boy in the - „«.a. ,a . a, -Se Po’LrPupS' " Sixth race, purse $1,800, 4-year-olds , Mjc« cactus (No Bov) 112 E<Cdgue. FOUR FURLONGS and up, claiming price $5,000, 5Vj Second race, purse $1400, 3-year-olds, Touchie Ríe (King) 114 TheV are QOalio Wavne Bell atigra 49-4 H Pioneer's Monday’s Results funongs, T- 1:06 l-S. claiming price $ 2500 , one mile. Also - ClaSs Max (JoneV) m dlL giJdllL VVd>nt neil ^ ^ Speedy Recovery (Sfauf- Foruirun (Vosler) ................................ Roman Riff Raff (Werre) 114 , Co Bla defcnseman StCVC DurbailO atld Service 51-1 H Payasyougo 50-3 H First race, purse $1,400, 3-year-old ter) ............. 4.40 3.20 2.60 Round-Grove (Stallings) .............. lu va (N o B ov ) 120 llano (Anderson) Tnr.-, Ct, Highway Steeler 49-1 H maidens, Nebraska Bred, 6 furlongs. Star Tooley (Alexander) 9.40 3 80 Apollo Tom (Meier) .. xxxI07 20 . lAnaersonj forwai’dS lom Williams, Steve Bonanza 51 H Sue'N Sand 49-3 H . Gypsy Melody (Schoepf) 3.00 Chozn Glen (Patterson) .............. 114 VickerS and Norm Gratfon Little Star 50-2 H Sasa Song 49-1 H Navil Vento (Jones) 4.00 2.60 2.20 Also ran -Petes Delight, Dr. Galen, Smart Thinking (Howland) ............. 109 sixth race, purse $1800, 4-year-old$ ^ Mine Host 52 B Town Drunk 48-2 H Loma Chiquita U-, Ret- Sound of Maye. Tax War (Rettele) ....................... 114 and up, clairnT pric^ $ 5750 , 6^ The KnightS WCrC eliminated FIVE FURLONGS (Pacheco) 3.00 seventh race, purse $1,500, 3-year-olds, Hamlets Gray (Pacheco) ...‘..'.'.'.." xlW SirTeonard (No Boy) ................... 115 ffOm the CHL playoffs and are l;04-l H ^^(OeMght 1;C2-4H 4'^?^(iiirrwlr-'n »..'ÌT n ',*’ b ...¿'¿ o°„"í.,í*rnV '« "v Na^.aio„. , Tims Gem, Chalón. Angel Page (Stauffer) — 3.80 3.00 Also — Ridullah Cross (Alexander) Winnies York (Chandler) ...........oxl07 the RangCrS. Pro Meter 1 08-2 B Sir Jeffrey 1:06-1 H 1 ‘ I , Í news conference, said the owners claim to doubt that they can rely on the fund continuing to cam six per cent interest annually. He said the Players Association had offered “to put its money where its mouth is” by guaranteeing the six per cent. “We will put up the difference,” he said, “if it does not earn six per cent. Rut money is not the issue. ’’The real issue is the owners’ attempt to punish the players for having the audacity not to settle and for having the audacity , not to crawl,“ he said. Miller claimed that the stxikc came after “three montlis of ' fruitless negotiations” in which “all avenues to a honorable settlement have been closed by the owners.” Told that some of the owners had claimed he is the cause of , the strike, Miller shrugged and said, “I have a thick skin.” Prep District , Dates, Sites Established Dates and sites for 1972 bo>s and girls high school district track and field meets have been set by the Nebraska School Activities Association. The girls’ districts qualify competitors for the state meet in Grand Island May 13. The boys’ districts will determine the entries for the state meet at Omaha Burke May 19-20. One notable change in the Cla,ss A boys’ districts has the Lincoln schools competing in a district at Norfolk. The district sites: Boys Class A May 12 — Norfolk, Pioilllon, Ralston. Grand Island. Class B May 11 — Omaha Gross. Randolph. Seward. Wood River, Scottsbluff. May 12 — Crete Class C Mav 10 — Bavard, Lexington. May 11 — Crete, North Band, Wisner, Hastings. Norfolk. Plalnview. McCook Class D Mav 9 — t/astinos. Mav 10 — North Bend, Lexington, Bavard. ” “■ P«>7burv, Plalnvlaw. mCQoOk, May 12 — Haslinos, Oaallala. Girls Class .A May S —Lincoln East, Millard. Omaha Burkt. McCook. Class B 4 — Crete, Omaha Cross. Alliance. May 5 — Atkinson, Grand Island Northwest, Lexinofon, Class C May 3 — Paoitlion. York, Bavard. May 4 — Crele. Wisner, Plainvlew. McCook. Lexinofon. Class D Mav 5 — Mlnden. Mav 3 — Bavard. Mav 4 — Crete, North Bend, Hasfinos. Grand Island Northwest. Atkinson, Lexington, McCook, oisallala. Prep Golf Sites Set High school district grass greens golf competition has been carded by the Nebraska School Activities -Association. District tournaments will qualify golfers for the -May 19 Class A state tournament at the Platteview Country Club near Bellevue and the Class B tourney at Alliance. There is no district qualifying for »he state sand greens tour.laments to be held May 6. Class A schools (with 85 boys or more) will compete at David City and Class B schools (less than 85 boys) will compete at Overton. The grass greens district sites: Class A Mav 9 _ Omaha Benson Park. Mav 11 ~ Omaha Aoplewood. I Holmes Park Grand Island Riverside Country Club. Class B Mav 9 — Neliah. Lincoln Squad Moves To Finals R a e i n c, W’is. ~ Lincoln’s Little Fry All-Stars advanced to the finals of the National Small Fry basketball championships as they defeated Highwood, 111., 49-32, here Monday night. The Lincoinites held a narrow 19-16 halftime advantage and went on to dominate play in the second half as they outscY)red their oppnents 3016 to take the victory. Lincoln plays Racine, Wis. for the championship here ’Tuesday night. Lincoln 49, Highwod, III. 32 Lincoln .. ....................... jo 9 13 17-49 Highwood, III .................... 8 3 6 10—32 Conference Slated North Platte — The annual conference of the Nebraska Recreation and Parks officials will be held at the Holiday Inn here W’ednesday through Friday.

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