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l\ BULLDOG ' ^ ,* , ,'- , ' v , < </ - >*-¥- - < \ c V -, ? -^v:7s-> •> ; ; -; -, **, f > w - :tx - - ** : ; .&»' ~* ?* :\: ^ \' % 4J % « ' .\^\rs»*^V>-» - % "^ ' ; Jack Nicklaus waves it home as his birdie putt sinks on second extra hole to win $28,000 first prize in Kaiser Open Associated Press Phoenix hosts hot V East leaders led by Reed, Walt Frazier By DAVE HICKS ( New York used to be called New Amsterdam. . . Which is a lot nicer than what the Knickerbockers used to be called. As late as last season the Knicks were floundering and apparently headed for a sub-.500 record for the ninth time in 10 years. A mild spark suddenly got them on the right track. 'And a Dec. 19 trade turned them into an express. . So the Knicks reach the Coliseum tonight as runaway leaders in the NBA East, and meet the Phoenix Suns at 8 o'clock. There is no admission charge for the game per se. State Fair patrons can use Fair entrance ticket stubs to attend the second Suns-Knicks encounter of the season. New York's two-for-one gift exchange last Christmas season sent Walt Bellamy and Howard Komives to Detroit for I)ave DeBusschere. : Even Ralph Nader would have to admit DeBusschere was one of the better products; off the Detroit line. More importantly, the DeBusschere acquisition allowed 6-10 Willis Reed to return to center and the club suddenly was cohesive. A so-so 17-18 before the trade, the Knicks were 36-11 the rest of the way and swept a semifinal playoff series from Baltimore, 4-0, before the Celtics halted them. This season, of course, the Knicks haven't matched that pace. What they have done is better it! . A healthy 10-1 before facing Milwaukee last night, New York features excellent balance in Reed, DeBusschere, Walt Frazier, Dick Barnett, Bill Bradley, Cazzie Russell and some highly adequate replacements. The Suns (3-5), topped by Gail Goodrich's 23.1, Jim Fox' and Connie Hawkins' matching 19.4s and Dick Van Arsdale's 18.3 on the scoring charts, dropped a 24-point decision to the Knicks in Madison Square Garden, Hearing set for 'Poke gridders Associated Press . CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A federal court hearing is scheduled here next Monday on a $1.1 million suit filed on behalf of 14 black athletes who were dismissed from the University of Wyoming football team. •, U.S. Dist. Judge Ewing T. Kerr said he will make two decisions — whether a preliminary restraining order should be issued to immediately reinstate the players, and whether the matter should be tried by a three-judge panel. Kerr said the question of damages will be taken up later. The athletes were dismissed by coach Lloyd Baton, who said they violated athletic department rules by wearing black arm bands to protest racial policies of the Mormon church and, Brigham Young University. The attorney for the players, William Waterman of Detroit, said the dismissal was a violation of the players' right to free expression and to due process of law guaranteed by the Constitution. THE ARIZONAREPUBLIC Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1969 Page 45 New York's Walt Frazier Loss hard to take £ f^ -19 YW7*11 tor Cats Willsey V Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO - "We felt fortunate to stay in it until the last minute," said Cal coach Ray Willsey, "but the fact we did makes the loss harder to take." Cal's narrow 14-9 last-minute defeat by Southern Cal last Saturday was the main topic of discussion at the Northern California football writers yesterday. • "It looked like they '.were going to bounce us around a few times," said Willsey of the Trojans. "But our defense rose to stop them. It's rewarding to see your defensive team play well against a team of that stature, but we're not overly elated about the whole damn afternoon." Willsey, whose team faces Oregon State in Berkeley Saturday, said that Dave Penhall, the third quarterback the Bears have used this year, "did a good job. He threw well and more important he kept us going when we needed first downs. Unfortunately, he couldn't get us in the end zone. "If he had, I'd have said he did a great job." Linebacker Tom Davis will miss the Oregon State game with a swollen knee and tackle Bob Richards is doubtful be* cause of a pinched shoulder nerve, Willsey : said. The writers named Cal defensive lineman Sherman White and Santa Clara split end Bart Jenks as linemen of the week. Mickey Ackley, Pacific quarterback, and Stanford's Miles Moore were named backs of the week. Jjoud Singer wins Aqueduct feature Associated Press Verna Lea Farms' Loud Singer closed with a rush to win a six furlong dash for $30,000 claimers yesterday at Aqueduct Race Track. The 4-year-old son of Noholme 2nd-Sing Softly, piloted,by Jorge Tejeira, stepped the distance in the swift time of 1:09 3-5 to score by three quarters of a length over Dagger Counter, who saved the place by a neck- over, Wyoming Wildcat. ' Overlooked in the betting by the crowd • of 28,498, Loud, Singer pa,id $33;80, $12, and $5.20. Dagger-Counter paid $5.60 and $3.20 and Wyoming'Wildcat was $3.00 to show. ' Symank. Kush J a happy pair over wins By HARDY PRICE There's a rumor going around that the Charlie Brown comic strip has been dropped .in Ogden, Utah, home of the Weber State Wildcats. That's the way Northern Arizona University coach John Symank understands it following NAU's cpme-from-behind 21-19 win over the Wildcats last Satur- day.at Ogden. But the Charlie Brown Symank is taking about is the Axer flanker, who caught 10 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns against the Wildcats. : Symank had to share the. accolades yesterday at the Phoenix Press Box Association's regular meeting with ASU's head coach Frank Kush. Rush's Sun Devils did what many people thought they would never do Saturday—win the big ball game. And the 30-14 homecoming victory over the previously-unbeaten' Wyoming Cowboys, had to be .the biggest win in many a year at Sun Devil Stadium. "We played our best game by far," said Kush,in the understatement of the year. "We stopped them .17 tunes on third-down situations and that was the real turning point of the ball game. "But they never gave up. A couple of times they could have folded, but they didn't. That's what kind of a ball club they are." Both'ASU and NAU used the pass to find their way to victory, with NAU waiting until the fourth quarter to get going. Symank had pulled starting quarterback Bobby Stewart in the third quarter for consultation with offensive coach Lamar McHan, high in the press box.. "Coach McHan was talking to Stewart, getting him straight as to what he wanted him to do in the'final priod," reported Symank, . .What Stewart did was to hit nine of 11 passes in the, final 15 minutes, three of them good for scores. Arizona .coach Bob Weber had nothing but gloom to report following the Wildcats' 31-21 loss to Brigham Young. "We looked for a close game," he said, "but on that first play : we broke down and then got in the hole real bad." That first play was a 97-yard kickoff. return by BYU's Chris Farasoppulos. Phoenix College coach Shanty Hogan had the best line of'the meeting in referring to his team's .13-9 loss to Arizona Western. Hogan said: '. "Vasquez (PC quarterback George Vasquez) was hit so many times I thought he might be hurt. But I can still, recognize him." 'Cortez High coach Pete Altieri was honored as the prep coach of the week, The No. 5-rated Colts' meet No, 2 St. Mary's in the featured game of the week Friday, Jack grabs win in Kaiser playoff Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Jack Nicklaus, unable to hold his lead in regulation play, birdied the first two extra holes in a two-day twice-delayed, four-man sudden death playoff and emerged with the $28,000 first prize in the Kaiser International Open Golf Tournament yesterday. It was Nicklaus' third victory of the season and second in- as many starts. The triumphs boosted his season earnings to $122,567 and fourth place on the money liSt. : Big Jack, who led or shared the lead all four days of regulation play, managed only a one-under-par 71 on Sunday's final round and fell into a tie for first place with Masters champion George Archer, Billy Casper and Con January. Archer, as much as six strokes back at one time in the final round, had a final 69, Casper a 67 and January a 66. They went to a sudden death playoff immediately, on the .par five, 526 yard 16th hole as darkness settled over the Silverado Country Club course. January was short in three, chipped on and got a par putt, but was eliminated when Nicklaus, Casper and Archer all made long birdie putts—the distance impossible to judge in the gathering gloom. For the first time in PGA history, the playoff had to be called by darkness, and was held over "until yesterday morning, only to be delayed again—for 50. minutes—by heavy fog. On the 345-yard, par four 17th hole, Nicklaus drove the fairway, while Archer was in the right rough and Casper in the left rough. Casper put his second shot in a trap and Archer pitched to the green, about 25 feet away. Jack put a wedge of 14 feet below the pin. Casper blasted out to about 30 feet and missed the putt for a bogey. Archer lagged up to about a foot and stood by while the golden haired Nicklaus carefully lined up his putt and sank it. Archer never attempted his second putt and quipped later: "I had a three on the hole. What did the other guy have" Nicklaus, who now has gone over $100,000 for seven consecutive years, said that "after George had missed his putt you have a tendency to make a good run at it. "I'm still kicking myself for letting it go to a playoff. I should have had a birdie on one of the last three holes Sunday, but when four guys finish with the same score, that means that they made some mistakes somewhere along the way too." Nicklaus, winner of, the San Diego Open last winter and the Sahara in his last start, goes to Honolulu today for the Hawaiian Open. FRANK GIANELLl No dull moments in Seattle town SPORTS TODAY RADIO SEATTLE, Wash. — Here in the sports-restless Northwest, it's group movement anywhere you prod. Crosstown at the University of Washington, it's ethnic power roiling the football picture, and a backlash developing since the stupid slapping of coach Jim Owens' daughter. Downtown it's the baseball people muddling with the Seattle Pilots and the problems of how to keep them and where.to put them. Even the Phoenix Roadrunner hockey team got involved in the Seattle "upheavel". Some of the players were witness to a shooting a block from their hotel Sunday ' night: Some dude drove up-to a hotel to pick up a girl, but a fellow came up too—and with a fist full of lead that bulleted him dead. And across the street at the greasy spoon restaurant where the ice guys chisel on their $9 a, day meal money, they were howled because their 65-cent plate of eggs has skyrocketed to 85 cents and coffee is up to 15 cents a cup. , It's Seattle typical. "Building costs are going up one per cent a month?', says Harry McCarthy, former ticket manager for the Phoenix Giants, and now employed in a like role for the Pilots. "The baseball people figure jt would cost $10 million more to build, the proposed. Seattle stadium than when the $40 million bond was approved by voters last year." With indicated delays in the offing, it's estimated that even meeting, the Amei- can League's< 1WO construction stipulation will mean an outlay of $70 million, So where is money coming frojn? From one major backer mostly, but this time with crumbs of small shares alloted to local businessmen, it's har4 to find a pigeon with $1 mjllion of tlnfe, ^ring-around money. But prpspeejs for a cluster of investors willing to risk $50,090; seems likely. That kind of money can be charged to business money or charged off to some corporate tax hold. One thing is true, Seattle is not going to let major baseball go without a battle. As for the office structure? A new faction would probably mean a new house. McCarthy, for one, isn't making any long-change plans. Arizona blacks given audience Associated Press DENVER-The Western Athletic Conference agreed yesterday to hear representatives of one black student group but denied a hearing to another. The audience was granted to the University of Arizona Black Students Union, probably this afternoon or tomorrow morning; Conference officials said the request from Arizona had been made in writing prior to the annual fall meeting of the conference athletic directors and faculty representatives which opened yesterday. Turned down was a request for a meeting by six representatives of the Wyoming University Black Students Alliance who apppeared at the conference meeting. The; six met privately with WAC Commissioner Wiles Halock. Afterwards it was announced that the refusal to hear the Wyoming blacks on the meeting floor stemmed from the fact that they wished to discuss the fate- of 14 Negro athjetes dismissed from the Wyoming football squad. A .conference spojcesjpn said it would be improper for the grpup to act on this matte? 1 while it was before a court, ; The spokesman added that the Arizona /students had been advised they would not be permitted.to bring up the Wyo- mjng black athlete matter, - * '""' " •- ' ' •'<<<

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