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Page 16-THE HERALD. Provo. Utah, Wednesday. April 9. 1975 Final Season Looms For Auburn's Jordan AUBURN, Ala (UPI) - Ralph "Shug Jordan, coach of 20 winning teams in 24 years at Auburn University, said Tuesday he will retire as head football coach at the end of the 1975 season "There comes a time when you have to make up your mind and put on your hat and walk out." Jordan said "That's essentially what I'm going to do." Jordan. 64. said at a news conference he was not retiring because of health He said doctors gave him "the green light in every direction" during a January physical examination Douglas Barfield, offensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers, was named to succeed Jordan Barfield. a former assistant coach at demson and Southern Mississippi, played college football at Southern Mississippi •Tm kind of in a state of shock," said Harfield 39. "I've been accused of being crazy, but I'm not cra/.y enough to turn down the opportunity." Hear Bryant, whose reputation has overshadowed that of Jordan since Bryant became Alabama head coach in 1958, said, "I hate to see him (Jordan) get out of coaching "Coach Jordan has contributed greatly to football," Bryant said. "Me has brought much prestige to the SEC (Southeastern Conference) " Dr. Harry M. Philpott, Auburn president, said Jordan has an "outstanding record, but even more important than the record is the man. "Jordan was more than just a football coach, giving up his time and talents throughout the years in any way which would further the university," Philpott said. Jordan said he would continue working with the university in a job outside athletics, but refused to identify the position. "I'm not going anywhere but the track field to see the players run," Jordan said. "Any goodbyes would be at a later date " Jordan's Auburn teams have won 172 games, lost 77 and tied five. He took his teams to postseason bowl games 12 times, winning five. Auburn quarterback Pat Sullivan won the Heisman Trophy in 1971 under Jordan A former Auburn player, Jordan became head coach in 1951. He became the first coach in the SEC to win 100 games at his airna mater, and his teams had only two losing season— 1952 (2-8) and 1966 (4-6)-and two break even years—1951 (55) and 1965 (54-1). Jordan was an assistant coach at Auburn 12 years after he was graduated in 1932. After World War II military duty, he returned to Auburn for part of the 1945 season, which he completed as an assistant with the Miami Seahawks. From 1946 until he became Auburn head coach, Jordan was an assistant to Wally Bulls at Georgia. Golf Fans Raise Journey Money Hall of Fame Bowlers Set For Induction AKRON, Ohio (UPI) - Eight charter members of the Professional Bowlers Association will be iastalled into the organization's Hall of Fame April 14. Those who will be honored here prior to the start of the $125,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions are Don Carter, Dick Weber. Ray Bluth, Carmen Salvino, Harry Smith, the late Billy Welu and PBA officials Frank Esposito and Chuck Pe/zano. Carter, of Miami, Fla., is a six- time PBA champion, including the national championship in 1960 and ABC Masters and World Invitationals titleist; Bluth, St. Louis, is a two-time PBA champion and also an ABC Masters winner; Salvino, Chicago, holds 12 PBA titles including the 1962 PBA National Championship; Smith holds 10 PBA titles and also the ABC Masters; Weber has won 24 PBA titles and is a four-time winner of the BPAA All-Star. Welu, who passed away last May, won two PBA championships and two ABC Masters championships. His father, Frank Welu, will accept his honor. Governor Works fo Keep Team ANNAPOLIS, Md. (UPI) Gov. Marvin Mandel said Tuesday he is still working to keep the Orioles in. Baltimore despite the General Assembly's refusal to approve his proposed $4 million bond issue to help local interests buy the team. Mandel, although reluctant to discuss details, said he was working on a plan and although not sure it would be enough to assure a deal between Orioles chairman Jerold C. Hoffberger and Bill Veeck, "We're not going to let the Orioles get out of here if there's any way that we can stop them." Mandel said he believed the proposed state loan to help Veeck, a three time major league team owner who now lives in Easton, Md., to legislators had failed to fully understand the negotiations for sale of the team "I think one of the big problems was the objection to using general obligation bonds and not knowing all of the details of the transaction," he said. "I couldn't very well find fault with ... the feeling of some of the members that they wanted to be sure there was an agreement and there was a contract.'' The proposal would have Seton Hall Drafts Response SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (UPI) — Seton Hall officials drafted a response today to the NCAA Committee on Infractions which reportedly recommends putting the school's basketball program on two years probation for alleged recruiting violations. Seton Hall director of public relations Gene Collins said today that the university has until Friday to respond to a letter from the NCAA committee, which has concluded an investigation into alleged violations surrounding the recruitment of sophomore center Glenn Mosley. Collins refused to disclose the nature of the letter or whether Seton Hall would appeal the recommendation to the NCAA council. Mosley, who at one point during the past season was the nation's leading rebounder. was suspended this year by the university for 21 games. .The university allegedly violated NCAA recruiting regulations by seeking to enroll Mosley despite the fact the player's high school academic performance did not project that he would maintain a "C" average in college. allowed Veeck to borrow up to $4 million from the state so he could raise his bid for the team to $12.5 million from the $12 million figure Mandel said has been on the table since last November. Veeck met with the governor last Friday and told newsmen the loan was not his idea and that he would not raise his offer beyond the $12 million figure. The bond measure was killed Saturday by the state Senate in an unusual move which tabled the bill permanently Mandel said he delayed introduction of the bill and asked the committee chairmen to delay hearings on it "until we could come in and say that this whole arrangement has been filed Jackson, Murray Tops in Sports SALISBURY. N.C. iUP!> Keith Jackson of ABC and Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times won national recognition Tuesday night at the 16th annual meeting of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sports writers Murray was elected sport swriter of the year for the eighth time and Jackson was honored as sportscaster of the year for the third time. The men were selected in a national poll of the association's members The awards were presented by Gov James E. Holshouser Jr in ceremonies that ended the two-day meeting. exciting tennis news! MKTCHfW tennis tournament DBS M01NES, Iowa (UPI) Supporters of the Quad Cities Open Golf Tournament slated for Bettendorf later this summer indicated Tuesday they believe Uiey have raised enough money to keep the professional golf event alive. The $125,000 stop on the Professional Golfers Associa- tion tour was in jeopardy earlier this year when the tournament's major sponsor, Hardee's Hamburgers, dropped its backing. However, the Auad-Cities Jaycees began making an "on- the-strect" campaign to seek individual contributions of $100 to supply the necessary funds to Lover Retains Winning Streak in WCT Tourneys ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Rod La ver came up empty-handed last February when he lost his $100,000 winner-take-all match with Jimmy Connors but the match may have led him to even greater rewards': Tuesday night, Laver coasted to his 21st straight WCT Blue Group match victory, defeating South African Ray Moore, 6-2,7-6 to advance to the second round of the fourth annual $60,000 St. Louis Tennis Classic. Laver also kept in contention for his fifth straight Blue Group tournament victory. "Preparing for the match with Connors definitely helped my physical conditioning," Laver said. "And it will continue into the WCT championships in Dallas (next month). Confidence means a lot for winning tennis." Laver, the top seed, started preparing for the Connors match in November. Although he lost, he has gone, on to win 24 of 26 WCT matches, including the last 21 to set a WCT record. In Tuesday night's match, Laver trailed only once, 2-0 in the second set tiebreaker. Then he reeled off seven of the next eight points to win 7-3. Earlier, third-seeded Raul Ramirez of Mexico won easily over Australian Colin Dibley, 6-1, 6-3, and fourth-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis, a rookie on the pro circuit, survived a 7-4 tiebreaker to beat Australian Ross Case'7-5, 7-6 in a 90-minute match. Sixth-seeded Brian Gottfried eliminated Puerto Rican Charlie Pasarell, 6-4,6-4, seventh-seeded Jeff Borowiak downed Ivan Molina of Columbia 6-2, 6-1, and eighth-seeded Jame Fillol of Santiago beat Julian Gan/adal of Argentina, 6-3,6-3. In other matches, Brazilian Tomaz Koch defeated Patrjcio . Cornejo of Chile, 6-2, 7-5, and Andy Pattison of Rhodesia blasted winless Jim McManus of Berkeley, Calif., 6-1.6-2. In two second round singles matches today, fifth-seeded Allan Stone of Australia plays Brian Fairlie of New Zealand, Fillol meets Ray Ruffels of Australia, second-seeded Roscoe Tanner will meet Rob Maud of South Africa and Gerulaitis, 20, the youngest player in the tournament, will play Alex Mayer of New York. U.S. Ice Hockey Team Battles tor Last Place MUNICH (UPI) -The United States today tangles with Poland in a battle of the cellar dwellers in the World Ice Hockey Championships. Both teams have lost their opening four games by wide margins while looking over their shoulders for today's key clash — the first of two games which will decide who is relegated from the A group. The U.S. team has a better offensive record — the Poles have only scored four goals — but the Polish defense has looked stronger than the American. "They are defensive-minded It will be a tough game," said Bob Johnson, the U.S. coach "I expect they will come at us hard to start with, hoping to score, and then go back into their shell " Johnson said he has decided to play Jim Warden, the Michigan Tech goalie and most valuable player in the NCAA, in the net. Warden nad an outstanding game earlier this week against the Czechs and was credited with 54 saves. Tuesday's action saw the Russian title holders come from behind to dump the Czechs, their major rivals, 5-2. The win all but assured the Russians of their 12th crown in 13 years. They have to play the Czechs again when the return matches switch to Duesseldorf but could lose that one and still win the tournament on goal average. In Tuesday's second match, Sweden shaded Finland 1-0. All the other teams have today off provide the purse for the tournament. The original date for this year's event was July 913. In a telephone interview, Jerry Adams, one of the directors of the fund drive, said the Jaycees hope to announce Friday the amount of contributions solicited and the eventual fate of the tournament. "However, we are sure we have got the money necessary through individual pledges and the Jaycees will in effect take over sponsorship of the meet," Adams said. The Quad Cities Open was a $100,000 event until this year when the PGA announced it would raise the purse $25,000. It has been held annually at the Crow Valley Golf Club course in Bettendorf and was won last year by Dave Stockton. The tourney was plagued by low attendance in its initial years because of a late September date. It was switched to mid-July last year. Although the tournament last year and this year conflicted with the prestigious British Open, tourney officials are still hopeful of a solid field. "We are ready to move now that we have a sounder financial footing," Adams said. "We can still have a competitive field, and Deane Beaman, who won our tourney twice and is now head of the TPD (Tournament Players Division) has urged as many tour players as possible to compete in the Quad Cities Open this year. The TPD had agreed to extend the deadline for raising the $125,000 to Thursday, a decision that may have saved the life of the event. As of last Wednesday, Adams reported only $70,000 had been raised. Reed Signs With Vulcans BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPI) Mathew Reed, backup quarterback for the Birmingham Americans last year, Tuesday became the first player to sign a contract with the Birmingham Vulcans of the World Football League t WFL). "I like playing in Birmingham and I'm glad to be a part of the team," the 6-foot-5, 225- pound Reed said. As backup behind George Mira last season, Reed completed 77- of-188 passes for 1,245 yards and 11 touchdowns. He scored three TDs and one action point and rushed for 174 yards on 40 carries. Bucknell Coach Hoosiers Honored by UPI Su ,, ers Attack rtt s-vi"t* •! » I firr\f-\* t 1..J , I I 111 . 1 _1.. I ., ..l_ ' ^^ ^^ BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI) — Indiana's Hoosiers, whose only defeat of the season came in the NCAA basketball tournament, were honored by the UPI Board of Coaches Tuesday night as the national champion The Hoosiers also announced three co-winners of their Most Valuable Player award. The championship trophy for 1975 was presented at a banquet honoring Coach Bobby Knight and his team by Kurt Freudenthal, UPI sports editor for Indiana. Knight earlier was selected as the UPI's college basketball coach of the year. Knight announced at the banquet that junior forward Scott May, senior forward Steve Green and junior guard Quinn Buckner would share the team's MVP honors in an unprecedented triple choice. May, who sustained a broken arm late in the regular season, led the Hoosiers in scoring and rebounding. Buckner was regarded as the team's floor general. Green also won the MVP honor last year. May and Buckner were named as co- captains for next year's team The Hoosiers won a school record 34 straight games, 31 this season, before being upset by Kentucky 92-90 in the NCAA Mideast regional title game last month. Kentucky finished as runnerup to UCLA in the tournament finals at San Diego Indiana had beaten Kentucky during the regular season by 24 points. Indiana also became the first team in Big Ten history to go through an 18-game conference schedule unbeaten LEWISBURG, Pa. (UPI) Bucknell University head football coach Fred W. Prender died here Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 43. Prender had been playing tennis and was resting at courtside when he collapsed, a university spokesman said. He had suffered a previous attack after the first football game of the 1973 season. Prender had compiled a 21-31-3 record since becoming football coach at Bucknell here in 1969. His 1972 squad was 6-3, for the school's first winning season since 1965. 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