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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 38

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Des Moines, Iowa, August 31,1975 unbaij each SECTION D SPORTS \m, Dli Mtims ftttisttr •ntf Trlbma Company ******** REGISTER PHOTO BY BILL NE BERGALL CEDENO RUMS PRATES Wll 2HOMERS, 74 Watson shot also helps Astros sail PITTSBURGH, pA. (AP) Two-run homers by Cesar Ce- dcno — his second of the game — and Bob Watson in a five-run 'ifth inning powered Houston past Pittsburgh, 7-4, Saturday night in the first game of a doubleheader. The second game was rained out and rescheduled as part of a twin bill today. The Astros grabbed the early lead on Cedeno's first homer and eighth of the year, a third- Up go walls of Northern Iowa's stadium. Dome will stretch across entire area when completed. Northern Iowa's Dome: It's worth waiting for CONSTRUCTION DELAYS, SOARING COST...BUT TABBED AS 'BARGAIN' AT $7.1 MILLION By GREG CLARK SunJay Rtglittr Staff Writer CEDAR FALLS, IA. Stan Sheriff gazed down from the high wall, perhaps thinking of the season that might have been had Northern Iowa's all-purpose dome been completed. However, Sheriff, the Panthers' athletic director who is entering his sixteenth season as football coach, must wait until next year to guide a team in Iowa's first domed stadium. The U.N.I dome, under planning since 1967 according to Sheriff, was to be completed for the Panthers' football opener against Eastern Inside the Peach Football Preview Iowa Conference ... .3-D Midwest Conference .3-D Junior College ...... 4-D Northwestern, Morningside, Graceland, la. Wesleyan 5-D Illinois Saturday at 7:30 p.m. But delays caused by weather, difficulties in ob- t a i n i n g some construction materials and other problems forced the opening date to be revised to Jan. 1 — in time for at least half of the basketball season. THE DOME, when completed, will seat about 18,000 and be capable of hosting football, basketball, wrestling, tennis and indoor track, in addition to such events as concerts, drama plays and commencement ceremonies. Cost of the project, funded through private donations and student athletic fees, has soared from about $5 million to approximately $7.1 million. Officials cited rising building costs, inflation and the addition of about 9,000 seats for the increase. Walls of the dome, which will have a diameter of about 425 feet, are close to two- thirds finished with completion scheduled for mid- September. Contractors say Jan. 1 opening. "It was definitely disappointing to us not' being able to play in it this year," said Sheriff, "but the kids have responded well. They understand those kinds of DOME Please turn to Page Five McLaughlin on the spot IOWA CITY, IA. - It's 9:45 p.m., and Tom McLaughlin is in his underwear, lying on a bed in Room 112 at the Carousel Motel. It has not been a good day for the kid. All those terms the sportswriters toss around when they're talking about quarterbacks — things like "field general," "passing wizard" and "man at the controls" — do not fit the frustrated McLaughlin now. A heating pad. -is on his sore left hip, he had a disappointing late afternoon practice, and the movie on t e 1 e v i sion isn't particularly good. "Nothing went right in (practice," says the s o p h omore from D u- TOM buque who — MCLAUGHLIN at 19 — has suddenly been thrust into the No. 1 quarterback job at Iowa. "The only worse day I had was the first one." McLaughlin's playbook, which contains the guts of the Hawkeye offense, sits on a table near a window. Next to it is the empty wrapper from a Fifth Avenue candy REGISTER REPORT By Ron Maly bar and a soft drink can. There also is a thick book titled "Joe Namath - A Matter of Style." But now, 15 minutes before MALY Please turn to Page Four REGISTER PHOTO BY CARL VOSS Braves fire King, hire Connie Ryan CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) Clyde King, manager of the Atlanta Braves, was fired Satur- d a y and the Braves said Connie Ryan will take his place for the remainder of t h e baseball They go Dutch treat at Northwestern Northwestern, winner of .'JO of last 33 games, boasts solid defensive secondary performers in (from left) cornerbuck Daryl Hoogeveen of Lester, safety Dave Bomgaars of Sioux City and cornerback Paul Landman of Hull. Hoogeveen and Bomgaars were all-Tri-State Conference in 1971. Landman is three-year starter for Red Raiders, who seek fifth league title in row. STORY: Page 5-D. season. The Braves said King will remain with the team as a special assistant to Executive Vice President Eddie Robinson. "We're moving toward next year and Ryan, who is a firebrand-type manager, will give us a fresh viewpoint of our team," Robinson said in making the disclosure in Chicago, where the Braves were rained out of Saturday's game with the Cubs. "Our manager for 1976 will be named before the winter baseball meetings in Novem- KING Please turn to Page Two SCOREBOARD, Page 2-D inning shot after Wilbur Howard had singled off Jerry Reuss (14-10). Wilh'e Stargell's bases-load; J double off Larry Dierker (13-15, put Pittsburgh in front, 3-2, in the bottom of the inning. But in the fifth, Howard singled again, stole second and scored on Enos Cabell's single before Cedeno homered. Cliff Johnson's single chased Reuss and Watson greeted Kent Tek u I v e with his eighteenth homer. Richie Hebner hit his fourteenth homer for the Pirates in the sixth. FIRST GAME PITTSBURGH WHoward rlVl 2 0 Stennett 2b tbrhb! "abell II 5241 Hebner 3b :eden»cl 5274 AOIIver cf 3 1 4 0 T 0 Sanaullln c 4000 Reynolds ss 3000 Robertsn oh 4010 Reuss p . Tekulve p 0 o 0 0 Randlph oh 1000 Klsonp 0000 Klrkptck Ph 1000 31M3 1 Brett P 1 0 ' 0 HOUSTON -Johnsn c Wjtson Ib JCrur rf noRader 3b Dayman 2b RMetzar ss Dierker p 274 AOIIver cf 1 I 0 Starsell Ib 122 DParkr rl 000 Zlsk II 4110 4221 3110 3013 4000 4010 4 0 1 U 3000 1000 1000 0 0 0 l TctiU jetiis jiTTi Houston . 001 050 000— 7 pittiburih 001 010 ooo— 4 LOB - Houston «. Pittsburgh 5. 2B A. Oliver, Staraell, Zlsk. HR — Cedeno 7 (9), Wation (II), Hebner (14). SB - W. Howard. ems (L, 14-10) 4 1-3 9 t, t, i i Tekulve 2-31 I l 0 o Klson •> i n n i i Br«tt 2 20009 HBP -by Dlerker (Stargell). PB - C. Johnson T - 2;ll. DOCK ELLIS IS REINSTATED PITTSBURGH, PA. (AP) Dock Ellis, the outspoken Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher who was handed a 30-day suspension Aug. 16, was reinstated Saturday. Speaking at a hastily called press conference, Pirate General Manager Joe L. Brown said he and Manager Danny Murtaugh had reached a joint decision to put Ellis back on the active roster. Ellis, a starter for eight seasons with the Pirates, was originally fined and given a brief suspension Aug. 15 after rcfus- BASEBALL Please turn to Page Two Illini star knows all about sharing (First in a series) CHAMPAIGN, ILL. - Camaraderie and sacrifice are keystones of team effort. Few young men understand this better than Dean March, a defensive end and co-captain for what should be a good Illinois football team. March is sixth from the top in a roster of 13 children belonging to a black man in Danville, 111., who works as a maintenance man in a hospital.- What I mean, the kids rarely were given new Cadillacs. "A lot of people don't understand sharing, but I do," MAURY WHITE lowan Craig key to Cornhuskers 7 grid hopes Soph must adjust to wingback spot ('First in a series) LINCOLN, NEB. - Wingback isn't the position Curtis Craig wanted to play when he came to Nebraska last year after being one of the most heavily recruited high school football stars in Iowa history. But that's where he is and he's not complaining. The fleet-footed sophomore from Central Davenport has quickly broken into the starting lineup and some Corn- husker followers think he might even be another Johnny Rodgers.''The switch to wingback kind of bothered me at first because all I ever did in high school was run with the ball," Craig said Saturday. "But as long as I can play and we can win, I'll be happy. I'm real pleased that I'm REGISTER REPORT By Buck Turnbull on the first team. "My biggest adjustment is going to be catching the ball. I worked out all summer with Kevin Case, my high school quarterback who is now going to Dartmouth, and it really paid off. I'm a much better receiver now than I was last spring." How fast Craig develops will be one of the keys to Nebraska's success, points out Coach Tom Osborne. The only spot more critical is quarterback, where four players are dueling to replace graduated all-Ainerican David Humm. "Craig's heart was at I-back," said Osborne, "but all of our running backs are re- turning — this is one of our strongest areas. "Wingback has normally been our big-play position, going back to Johnny Rodgers and then Don Westbrook the last several years. Craig played a little at wingback as a freshman and with the loss of Westbrook, we moved him there permanently in the spring. "We were concerned about TURNBULL Please turn to Paye Eiyht TOW OSBORNE softly says a quick senior apparently built from the blueprints for a fiberglass vaulting pole. He is 6 feet 5 inches tall — but only 210 pounds. "We always had to sleep two in a bed. It was weird, but you had to sacrifice. At dinner time you didn't eat until filled to the brim. You ate your share, then started wailing for the next meal. "There couldn't be no greedy people in our family." It is a pleasure reporting that Dean was scarred so little by being poor that he remembers his childhood fondly and drew heavily on the love and respect for his parents at a trying time. Saddled with poor grades, he couldn't qualify here out of high school. So, in the fall of 1972, the tall kid from the ghetto hesitantly set out for WHITE Please turn to Page Eight

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