The Brandon Sun from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada on November 14, 1973 · Page 6
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The Brandon Sun from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada · Page 6

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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Wednesday, November 14, 1973
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6 THE BRAMDON SUN, Wednesday, November U, 1 973 Would you buy o used car from . . . ? Rider coach Gotta calls allegations joke with the team' day with a broken rib and tight end Peter Dalla Riva and linebacker Mike Widger both received knee injuries in the same Ottawa, on the other hand, is healthy. All-star defensive end Wayne Smith will be in the Rider lineup Sunday. He received a broken arm earlier in the season in a game against Winnipeg. Rider officials reported Tuesday that Smith will return to the front four lineup, leaving Charlie Brandon free to return to offensive duties. Quarterback Jerry Keeling also is healthy after suffering bruis the Riders' last regular season game. OTTAWA (CP) A situation that has been described by Ottawa Rough Rider coach Jack Gotta as "a joke with the team," surfaced Tuesday in the Ontario legislature. Ontario Solicitor-General John Yaremko was asked to "satisfy public concern" that charges concerning an alleged stolen car ring were being delayed until after the Eastern Football Conference semi-final Sundav between Montreal and Ottawa. Published reports have stated that some Rough Rider players and one member of Montreal Alouettes were being questioned in connection with the alleged ring. Ian Deans NDP Wentworth) asked Mr. Yaremko if the investigation into the alleged ring had been completed and whether the information had been turned over to the Crown attorney. Mr. Yaremko said "everybody is to be treated exactly the same" in Ontario and that he was not in a position to state whether the investigation was completed. An Ontario Provincial Police spokesman confirmed Tuesday that some football players have been questioned in connection with an alleged Ottawa-Montreal-Toronto ring which is reported to have handled 50 stolen automobiles in the last year. Gotta indicated he would not suspend any players said to have been involved in the ring. He said there would be no repeat in Ottawa of the Mack Herron case. lierron, who now plays for New England Patriots of the National Football League, was suspended last April from Winnipeg Blue Bombers after being charged with possession of marijuana. The all-star running back was released by the Bombers before disposition of his case. CFL commissioner Jake Gaudaur said in Toronto that he has received assurances from both Ottawa owner David Loeb and general manager Frank Clair that no charges have been laid against any Rider player. He also said that if charges are forth coming, disciplinary action would be beyond the jurisdiction of his office. CFL rules do not call for the suspension of a player who is charged or convicted of a criminal offence. Meanwhile, the battle of injuries has leaned in favor of the Riders. Injury reports out of Montreal indicate that one or possibly two Alouettes could be out of play in the EFC final. Montreal defensive tackle Gordon Judges is out with torn ligaments. He is expected to be operated on later this week. Defensive halfback Tony Proudfoot was carried from the EFC semi-final last Sun Reggie NEW YORK (AP) Power-hitting Reggie Jackson of Oakland Athletics was unanimously chosen Tuesday as the 1973 American League's Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Jackson, who hit .293 and led the league with 32 home runs and 117 runs batted in, was a clear winner over Jim Palmer of Baltimore Orioles, recent winner of the Cy Young Awards as the league's best pitcher. . Of the 35 players named by a committee of two writers from each league city, Jackson was the only one mentioned on all ballots. His 24 first-place votes were worth 336 points, almost double Palmer's 172. Kansas City Royals' outfielder, Amos Otis, was third with 112 points. Second, baseman Rod Carew of Minnesota Twins, Toronto-born relief pitcher John Hiller of Detroit Tigers and third baseman Sal Bando of Oakland were tied for fourth with 83 points each. The National League MVP will be named next Wednesday. Jackson is the sixth American .League player to be unanimous choice in the 42 years the BBWA was given the award. The others were Hank Green-berg of Detroit, 1935; Al Rosen of Cleveland Indians, 1953; Mickey Mantle of New York Yankees, 1956; Frank Robinson of Detroit, 1966, and Denny McLain of Detroit, 1968. "It's a culmination of things that makes this my most exciting moment," G-PAC tip-off Brandon University's basketball Bobcats, fresh from twin exhibition victories against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in Saskatoon last weekend, begin their Great-Flains Athletic Conference schedule tonight at the BU gym. The opposition tonight and Thursday night is the University of Manitoba Bisons, and the Bobcats won't be accused of over-confidence. In the only meeting this season between the G-PAC rivals, at the Kinsmen Tip-Off tournament a couple of weeks back, the Bisons sidelined the Bobcats 77-59. "Sure, we gave it a good effort in Saskatoon," said . Brandon coach Gary Howard, "but there is a difference between the Huskies and the Bisons." Against Saskatoon, veteran Bobcat Mike Vaira established a BU record by scoring 45 points in a single game. If the Bobcats hope to upset the Bisons, said Howard, "we'll have to plav a lot better defence than we have so far. "We're still doing some bad things," he continued, "but on any given night we could surprise anybody." Game time, both nights, J. most valuable Jackson said at a news conference in Oakland. "It's the icing on the cake to win the world championship, to be named the most valuable player in the World Series, then to be named unanimously for this. It's sweet!" Jackson, who now has played on two straight World Series champions, also said he felt he and Jim (Catfish) Hunter would become Oakland's first 8100,000 players next year, hinting that he would like a one-year contract in the neighborhood of $150,000. The Herd gains berth in the Western Bowl WINNIPEG (CP) Fred Andrich scampered 62 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown to ensure victory as University of Manitoba Bisons beat University of Saskatchewan Huskies 21-8 Tuesday night to win the western intercollegiate football title. The two teams had finished the regular season tied with six wins and two losses, forcing the playoff game. The Bisons will meet McGill University Redmen of the Quebec University Athletic Conference here Saturday in the Western Bowl. The Bisons controlled play most. of the way although they faltered in the third quarter and early in the fourth before regaining command after a Saskatchewan touchdown cut the score to 14-8. Andrich and Lou Furlan scored Manitoba touchdowns and Don Kates kicked in with two converts, a field-goal and a single. Dave Pearson added a single and Gerry Harris conceded a safety in the first quarter. Robin Adair scored the Saskatchewan touchdown and Gord Wentworth got the other two points on a convert and a single. The Manitoba offence put together impressive drives almost every time they got the ball in the first half but managed only one major score, Furlang's four-yard touchdown off a BOATS - GOLF CARTS and SPORTS CAR STORAGE FOR THE WINTER Reasonable Rates FRANK LAWSON &50NS Brandon, Man. 727-0741 He and Hunter were believed to have made around $75,000 each in 1973. The best all-around year for the 27-year-old left-handed hitter came in his fifth full major-league season, all of them with Oakland. Jackson hit 47 homers and drove in 118 runs in 1969, but his batting average was only .275 and he was not the acknowledged team leader then that he was this season. Palmer posted a 22-9 record in winning the Cy pitch-out from quarterback Bud Harden. That capped a drive in which the Bisons moved 63 yards in nine plays, all on the ground, with Furlang and Kates doing the work. Bisons led 3-0 after the first quarter despite drives of 73 and 52 yards, and held an 11-1 halftime margin. Kates' third-quarter field goal made it 14-1 before the Huskies showed signs of taking the momentum away from Manitoba. Abandoning the running game they had tried to establish through most of the first three quarters, the Huskies went to the air and rode the arm of quarterback Dave Pickett to the touchdown, Adair hauling in a 19-yard aerial early in the fourth quarter. But Harden himself came back and went to the air more than he had in the earlier part of the game and with the Huskies stacked against the run, the Bisons were successful through the air. It was Andrich on a reverse who clinched the western title for the Bisorfs, getting a key block from Bart Evans and rambling 62 yards for the touchdown at 5:54 of the final quarter. The Huskies tried valiantly to come back but two interceptions the Bisons picked off four Pickett passes in all snuffed out their drives and gave Manitoba enough Young and finishing second in the MVP. Pitchers to win the AL MVP were Lefty Grove of Philadelphia Athletics, 1931; Spud Chandler of New York, 1943; Hal Newhouser, Detroit. 1944-45; Bobby Shantz, Philadelphia, 1952; Denny McLain of Detroit, 1968, and Oakland's Vida Blue, 1971. Otis hit .300, with 26 homers, for Kansas City. Carew won his second straight batting title with a .350 average. Hiller, who missed the 1971 season with heart trouble, was one of baseball's leading relief pitchers and the only other pitcher to be named on a ballot. Bando hit .237, with 29 homers and 98 RBIs. for Oakland. Others among the top 10 vote-getters were first baseman John Mayberry of Kansas City, 76; outfielder Dave May of Milwaukee Brewers, 65; outfielder Bobby Murcer of New York, 53, and designated--hitter Tommy Davis of. .Baltimore and Hunter, 47 each. Dick Allen of Chicago White Sox, the 1972 winner, was last, on the list, with one point. He missed most of the season with a broken leg. A first-place vote was worth 14 points, with nine for a second, eight for a third, seven for a fourth, six for a fifth, etc. of the ball to waste away the remaining time. Manitoba had 22 first downs to 15 for Saskatchewan and rolled up 424 yards net offence, compared with 259 for the Huskies. Kates carried 18 times for 102 yards for the-Bisons who had 303 yards along the ground. Huskies managed only 69 with Larry Remmen getting 37 on nine carries. Harden, who didn't have to resort to the pass until late because of the successful running, was good on 10 of 18 passes for 131 yards. 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The proposal to hold the international tournament in Fredericton, and Montreal will be made next week at a congress of the World Amateur Baseball Association during this year's tournament in Nicaragua. Manager of the 1973 team participating in the Nicaragua tournament is Andrew Pratte, of Montreal. Wayne Norton, Port Moody, B.C., is coach. The lone Manitoban invited to camp Dale Gies who played with Binscarth Orioles last season wasn't named to the Canadian team. Members, selected at the team's Daytona Beach training eamp Monday, are: Rod Taylor, Edmonton; Mike Findlayson, Victoria; Phil Lepage, Fredericton; Fred Cardwell, Innisfail, Alta.; Greg Lindsay, Vancouver; Brian Cox, Fredericton; Syd Sharp, Surrey, B.C.; Mike Tehan, Waterloo, Ont.; Doug Simon, Regina; Wayne Commodore, Sherwood Park, Alta. 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RB. itl I P7R.nr77;i 17 nn in aa 17 nn in a i )) itRl RRfc - WmKU Collegiate football coach takes kick at CFL scouts HALIFAX (CP) Al Keith, head coach of St. Mary's Huskies, says Canadian Football League teams do such a poor job of scouting Canadian college teams that he could get his water boy drafted by a CFL club. Keith said in an interview Tuesday, "CFL clubs keep looking for guys who have gone to the U.S. to play college ball. "In my four years here, the only CFL scout I have seen down here is Greg Barton of Toronto Argonauts." "I usually get calls from CFL teams a week before they hold their college draft and they ask me if I have any players. We could recommend the water boy or a third-string defensive back and they would probably get picked." Keith has been head coach at St. Mary's for three years and his teams have been in the Atlantic Bowl each of those years. This Saturday they play host for the event to Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks of Waterloo, Ont. The winner goes on to the College Bowl. Keith also feels that unless the CFL changes its import rules there may never be another Canadian quarterback. "Russ Jackson of Ottawa and Frank Cosentino of the Argos may well have been the last two Canadians to quarterback in the CFL." College coaches have often criticized the CFL for poor scouting of Canadian university teams. Among the complaints are: Selection of ineligible players, lower salaries for Canadian college players, tryouts at positions other than those played in college and little encouragement to come to training camp. Keith thinks a step toward resolving these and other problems may be forthcoming when Canada's football family gets together during Grey Cup weekend Nov. 26-27 in Toronto. At the urging and backing of Sports Canada, the CFL, the Canadian Amateur Football Association and the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union will hold a meeting and Keith hopes it will be a business rather than a social session. The lack of Canadian quarterbacks in the CFL, once a common feature, is another thing Keith would like changed. Currently CFL teams are Argos wont TORONTO (CP) A Canada-first policy was adopted by Toronto Argonauts in their 1974 recruitment plans as the Canadian Football League team broke camp Monday. The Argos were bounced Sunday from the Eastern Football Conference playoffs, 32-10, by Montreal Alouettes. And while the Als prepared for Sunday's EFC sudden-death final at Ottawa against the Rough Riders, Argo general manager John Barrow was able to assess his team's off-season priorities. "Our most important priority, and I have to generalize about this, is Canadian player personnel," Barrow remarked. "We want to do as thorough a job as possible evaluating our present and future non-imports. That allowed 14 imports, one designated import and an extra quarterback. "If this rule had been in effect 10 or 15 years ago, we would never have seen Canadians like Jackson or Cosentino as quarterbacks," Keith says. "All the CFL teams have Americans as their starting and back-up quarterbacks. Canadians don't have a chance under the current rules. Last year the Argos drafted two top Canadian college quarterbacks, Wayne Allison of Laurier and Barry Findlay of McMaster. Both of them are now defensive backs." Keith says there are several ways the CFL could go about making it possible for Canadians to become quarterbacks. Canadians includes setting up a workout schedule at CNE stadium throughout the winter. "During the season you can't replace Canadian players," Barrow added. "If there is a weakness at a certain position, you have to live with it." At least four Canadian starters may not return in '74. All-star centre Paul Des jardins is moving to 'Win-nipeg to accept a hospital position in the field of biochemistry. Linebacker Mike Blum, 30, was unhappy with his inactivity and linebacker Dick Aldridge, 32, is rumored considering retirement. And defensive halfback Gerry Sternberg, 30, may take time off from his law practice only if the right contract is offered.

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