The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 10, 1975 · Page 11
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 11

Provo, Utah
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Thursday, April 10, 1975
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JOHNNY MILLER poses with Bob Hope former BYU golfer was named the year's top during taping of Tuesday night's Gillette Athlete. He donated the prize money to the Cavalcade of Champions awards at which the Cougar golf team. New Pacers' Owner Optimistic INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) -The Indiana Pacers weathered one major crisis during the 197475 ABA basketball season under new management taking over during the winter, and the franchise's new president won't be upset if merger talks with the rival NBA are renewed. Such overtures in the past got nowhere, but scholarly Tom Binford believes "some activity in that area" is possible within the next 2-3 months. The Pacers, once described as one of the ABA's most successful franchises, having led the league in attendance several times and winning three championships, were operating on thin ice last fall and early winter. The financial drain resulted when the corporation which owned the franchise also took on the Indianapolis Racers, a new entry in the World Hockey Association. The end result was that Indiana Pro Sports, Inc., sold both franchises. For a time, it appeared that the Pacers were headed for ABA receivership. But then a group of investors headed by Binford stepped in and took over. "Our main concern at the time was to get through this season," said Binford, a successful business and sportsman who also is chief steward for the 500- mile Speedway auto race here. "Our second concern was if we could draw people and place the franchise on a basis so it wouldn't be a financial drain. We want it to stand on its own feet.'' The Pacers, third in the ABA's Western Division, are the big surprise in the playoffs, having taken the first two games in the best-of-seven game series from favored San Antonio on the road. But the initial playoff success Local Shooters Garner Trophies SPRINGVILLE - Jack Colcord, Uravan, Colo., took top honors against 25 of the area's best smallbore shooters with his 1533X1600 score last weekend at the Utah State Gallery Rifle Championship matches. Taking resident champion, high junior and first expert honors was Scott Blaine, from Salt Lake City, with his score of 1529X1600. Bud Benard, Bountiful, took first place honors in the master class with his 1526X1600 score. Dick Newton, Springville, took first place honors in the sharpshooter class with his 1510X1600 score and Richard Warnock, Provo, took first place honors in the marksman class with his 1470X1600 score. Taking first place in the four man team match was the Bountiful Gold team consisting of Bud Benard, Dick Parmeter, CJiff Hedgepeth and Ken Myrick with their 1133 X 1600 score. Taking second place in the same match was the Geneva Rod and Gun Club team consisting of Dick Newton, Garth Killpack, Oscar. Cook and John McKenzie with their 1105X1600 score. Taking first place in the two man team matches were Garth Killpack and Dick Newton, Springville. Their iron sight score was 361X400 and their any sight score was 372X400. Local shooters taking honors in the individual iron sight and any sight matches were: Newton and Warnock. Co-sponsoring the matches were the Utah State Rifle and Pistol Association and the Pacific States Rifle dub. came as no big surprise to Binford, who is convinced the Bobby Leonard-coached club is capable of beating any other team in the league. "We have a young and talented team that came along faster than Leonard had expected," said Binford, who is counting on a successful playoff record to lay the groundwork for a "healthy, franchise" next year. "I don't anticipate many personnel changes the next year or two but we expect to bolster the team with some more depth. Our next challenge is to increase our average attendance. The break- even point should be 11-12,000." The Pacers play in the new Market Square Arena, with a capacity of about 17,400. "We want to combine exciting entertainment with hospitality and warmth. We want to make the fans feel they are wanted. We want to earn the pride of the community," said Binford, emphasizing that he and his associates, among them Speedway owner Tony Hulman, didn't get into this venture to make money. "I think every investor has a desire to see good, viable professional basketball in Indianapolis. Each may be motivated by different reasons... but I also think there is a feeling that it can be economically feasible. These people are not in this to make money ... but all of them don't want to simply feed it, either." Barring a deepening reces- sion or unforeseen league problems, Binford said, Arena Sports Inc., of which he is president, should be successful. BYU, UTC Enter Rodeo Regional* ST. GEORGE — Thirteen colleges and universities will be converging on St. George Friday for the opening of the Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Rodeo. The two-day rodeo, hosted by Dixie College, will have three performances according to Dixie College rodeo coach George Scott. The opening performance will be at 8 p.m. Friday with two shows on Saturday, at 1 p.m. and 8p.m. Host Dixie College should be in the running for the rodeo title, with hopes resting on Margaret Loosley in the barrel racing, Less Bracken in the bareback bronc and bull riding events, Jim White in calf roping, and Carl Bowler in the bull riding. Miss Loosley, who is also Miss Dixie College Rodeo, is currently leading in the Ail-Around Cowgirl honors for the region ... while Les Bracken has a shot for the All-Around Cowboy title. Brigham Young University and Ricks College appear to have the edge on the competition. The Cougars are strong, with Lamar Roche leading in the All-Around Cowboy point standings, with Doyle Atkin, a former Dixie College cowboy, also rated highly in the All-Around honors for BYU. Other schools with teams entered are: Boise State, Idaho State, College of Southern Idaho, Utah State, University of Utah, Weber State, Utah Tech of Provo, Utah Technical School of Salt Lake City; College of Eastern Utah and Snow College. EVERYTHING! BOLTS, NUTS, SCREWS, WASHERS ZINK CHROMATE PRIMER 2/$|oo NEW MERCHANDISE ARRIVING DAILY! Buy Anything Sell Everything AT ROBERTSON'S APECO Come In Today and see our fine line of . . . Sleek styling, maneuverability, beauty are all qualities of I.M.P. boats. SPECIAL- 20'I.M.P. Full top set 225 OMC, tandem trailer. '5995 SIX GREAT BOAT LINES... * For Pleasure * For Skiing * For Fishing We Nave ' Your Boat! 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