THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, June 7, 1968
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(Editor's Note: This article is the fourth of a six-part series on
collegiate football by, Associated Press sports writer Will Grimsley
TUSCALOO0SA, Ala. - A visitor to the University of Ala-
bama campus seeking a conference with head football coach
Paul "Bear" Bryant is directed first to a sumptuous, $3,294,000
structure with a glistening dome.
He is led to a second floor foyer rich in Oriental trappihgs
and' Mosaics, through a cordon of secretaries and into a large,
fashionably decorated room that might have come off Wall
The wall is panelled. The drapes are think and luxuri-
ops. The table is mahoganey and behind it is a tall, ladder--
back chair-The Man's chair. There is a divan, also two
upholstered chairs for guests.
"The rug," an unofficial usher says proudly, pointing
to a gold carpet that almost comes up to the ankles, "It was
hand woven in Mexico ... Eh, eh .. .They say woven by
virgins by the light of the moon."
It is a small jest, of the luxury that surrounds the head-
quarters staff of the nation's most sucessful college football
Someone noted that the walls were bare of the usual foot-
ball pictures that normally clutter a coach office.
"The Bear wanted to put up some pictures," a spokesman
said, "but the interior decorator wouldn't have it. It would spoil
The financial squeeze which is gripping many of the na-
tion's m'ajor university athletic programs because of skyrocketing
inflation fails to manifest itself in this rock bed of football
Bryant has been at Alabama, his alma mater, since ,
1958. Since 1959, the Crimson Tide has not been out of the
Top Ten football rankings. They were national champions'
in 1961, 1964 and 1965, third in 1966 when they were un-
A:Over the period of the last eight years, they lave the
best record in the country-75 victories, eight defeats and
five ties. They have played in eight straight bowl games.
The new athletic complex, opened this year, covers two
acres. It is called The Coliseum. It has 15,000 theatre-type chairs
to be used for basketball, concerts and convocations. It is cooled
by 270 tons of air-conditioning. It houses dressing rooms, film
studios and all athletic offices.
"We don't spend a quarter of the taxpayer's money," says
Alabama's athletic program is self-sustaining-thanks to
its football success-and operates virtually independently of the
rest of the unversity.
The athletic fund not only pays the full freight for the
over-all sports program but usually has enough left over to pass
along sizeable contributions to the university.
Fivs years ago the fund donated $300,000. Recently, an-
other $200,00 was given to a fund drive.
"We have been responsible for raising salaries of the faculty,"
Football at Alabama is strictly big time. Bryant's coaching
philosophy is: "Winning is the only thing." "A tie," he once
said, "is like kissing your sister."
He has 13 assistant coaches, two graduate assistants and
four under-graduate assistants. Each of the 13 assistants has his
own private office, only slightly less luxurious than that of his -
boss. All offices-dven Bryant's-are equipped with a black-
board, two pieces of chalk and two erasers.
They hold coaches' sessions in a board room that would do
justice to Board of Directors at General Motors.
Alabama gives 40 football scholarships a year-the confer-
ence limit-and keep its total within the 125 limit. It has 25
basketball scholarphips, eight for track, eight for baseball, five
for swimming and five divided between golf and tennis.
The football players are the aristocrats.
They live to themselves in a colonial three-story brick struc-
ture called Paul W. Bryant Hall but referred to as the Bear
Bryant Hilton. It's Just like a hotel with a carpeted lobby with
circular fireplace, study rooms, private dining room and kitchen.
Alabama's budget runs around $1,500,000 a year. Contrary to
common belief, the athletic coffers aren't fattened by bowl
"Our biggest purse was $115,000 from the Orange
Bowl in 1966," a spokesman said. "Of this, $100,000 went to
the conference. The rest was spent on the Miami trip.
We took the entire athletic staff and, as ususal, we went
Next: Notre Dame, Subdued Grandeur
Basebal's draft begins
By The Associated Press
For the second time in two
months. 'a saddened sports world
prepared yesterday to pay tribute
to an assassinated national figure
by postponing or delaying a num-
ber of events over the weekend.
All major league baseball games
will be played as scheduled today.
But tomorrow games in Washing-
ton, New York, Chicago and San
Francisco and Sunday contests in
Baltimore and Boston were called
off in memory of the slain Sen.
Robert F. Kennedy.
Bgseball Commissioner William
D. Eckert ordered the postpone-
ment of Saturday games in Wash-
ington and New York and directed
that the start of all other games
be delayed until after the sen-
Baseball postponed its opening
day games in April after the as-
4assination of civil rights leader
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Three Saturday afternoon con-
tests t were switched to night
games. But the Chicago Cubs had
to postpone their game with At-
lanta because Wrigley Field does
not haive lights..
The San-Francisco Giants want-
ed to change their game with the
New York Mets from 1 p.m. PDT,
to 4 p.m. PDT, but the Mets re-
fused to play at all Saturday.
Giants' and Mets' officials were
to discuss the situation today.
President. Johnson has, pro.,
claimed Sunday a national day
of mourning. Most major league
teams decided to play following
appropriate ceremonies. ,
"All of us in baseball are shock-
ed and sorrowed by the tragic
death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy,"
Eckert said. "Our deepest sym-
pathy goes to the members of the
One of Sunday's two scheduled
games between Oakland and Bal-
timore already had been post-
poned from April 11 because of
rioting in the wake of the slaying
of Dr. King.
The International League called
off its entire Sunday baseball
schedule. All five North American
Soccer League games this weekend
will be played as scheduled but
ceremonies honoring Sen. 'Ken-
nedy will be held before each.
Six New York State race tracks
--two thoroughbred tracks and
six harness plants--canceled their
programs for today. They were
Belmont Park, Finger Lakes Race
Track, Roosevelt Raceway, Buf-
falo Raceway, Saratoga Raceway
and Vernon Downs.'
The Emile Griffith-Andy Heil-
man middleweight fight at Oak-
land was postponed from tonight
to Tuesday night. The President's
Cup Regatta, a Washington fix-
ture, has been postponed indefi-
nitely. It had been scheduled for
PGA officials were. to meet in
Indianapolis, Ind., late last night
to decide whether to put back the
weekends rounds of the Speedway
Open golf tournament.
A Pacific Coast League base-
ball game, Spokane at Indiana-
polis, was switched from Sunday
to part of a .twi-night double-
IBeantown "scene of Iosox loss
By The Associated Press
BOSTON -- Joe Sparma, sup-
ported by homers from Jim North-
rup and Norm Cash, settled down
after a shaky start and fashioned
his first victory over Boston since
1965' yester'day in hurling the V~e-
troit Tigers to a 5-3 victory over
the Red Sox.
Sparma needed relief help in
the ninth. Fred Lasher came in
and struck out Elston Howard
with the bases loaded to end the
Sparma had settled down afetr
Carl, Yastrzemski's three - run
homer in: the first inning. The
Tigers' right-hander snapped the
Red Sox' jinx while squaring his
record at 5-55.
Northrup hit his eighth homer,
a shot into the Boston bullpen in
right center, after Dick McAuliffe
opened the game with a line single
off starter Lee Stange.
* * *
SAN FRANCISCO - Jim Hart
cracked a pair of three-run hom-
ers and Juan Marichal became
the major league's first 10=game
winner yesterday, leading the San
Francisco Giants to a 7-2 victory
over the Philadelphia Phillies.,
Hart hammered a 425-foot
home run in the first inning after
Willie 'Mays single4 and Willie
McCovey -walked with two out.
Then Hart greeted reliever Dick
Farrell with a three-run shot in
the seventh after Frank Johnson
singled and Mays walked.
HOUSTON - Bob Gibson cut,
down Houston on three 'hits last
night, hurling the National League
leading St. Louis Crdinals past
the Astros 4-0 for their ninth
Gibson, squaring his record at
5-5, struck out six and walked
two, and allowed only one Astro
to get past first base. Ron Davis
opened the fourth with a double
and took third on a ground out,
but was stranded ,
Orlando Cepeda and Tim Mc-
Carver slammed consecutive hom-.
ers in the sixth inning for the
Cardinals and Cepeda drove' in
another run off loser Don Wilson,
4-7, with a single in the third.
The homers were Cepeda's sev-
enth and McCarver's fourth.
BALTIMORE - The California
Angels exploded for seven runs in
the seventh inning and then held
off a late home run barrage by
Baltimore to defeat the Orioles
8-6 last night.
Held to two hits through the
first six innings by Baltimore
starter Gene Brabender, the
Angels bunched eight safeties off-
,the big right-hander and relievers
Eddie Watt and John O'Donohue
before being retired.
Baltimore's rookie catcher, El-
rod Hendricks, had given' the Ori-
oles a 3-0 lead With his fourth
homer and a run-scoring single.
Jimmie .Hall got the winning
rally started with a single to right.
He scored on Tom Satriano's
double to center. One out later,
Ed Kirkpatrick drove in Satriano
with a single and then Paul
Schaal's double tied it.
-Don Buford tagged a lead off
pinch homer in the ninth and
Curt Blefary added a two-run
shot before the Orioles retired.
Major League Standings
and crown tygoo with brotherhood
W L Pct.
warned not to
AMES. Iowa (A) - Iowa State
University's athletic council said
Wednesday night an investigation
shows there is no basis for a
charge that Negro athletes have
been discriminated against by
coaches at the school.
And, it warned the Negroes in
a strongly-worded statement that
if, they follow through with a
threatened boycott of athletic
teams, they will be dropped from
the squad, be barred from further
participation and automatically
forfeit their scholarships.
The Negro athletes, members of
a group called the ISU Black
Students Organization, had pre-
sented a list of demands to an
athletic council committee May
Detroit 5, Boston 3'
Minnesota 2, New York 0
California 8, Baltimore 6
Washington 4, Oakland 3
Cleveland 2, Chicago 1 11 innings
Cleveland at Detroit, night
Chicago at Boston, night a
Minnesota at Washington,
Oakland at Baltimore, 2, twi-night.
California at New York, 2, twi-night,
W L Pet. GB
St. Louis 31 21 .569 --
Philadelphia 25 22 .532 3%
tAtlanta 27 24 .529 3Y2
San Francisco 28 25 .528 3%
xLos Angeles 28 26 .519 4
Cincinnati 25 24 .510 4%
Chicago 25 26 . 490 53
NewaYork 23 27 .460 7
xPittsburgh 19 27 .413 9
Houston 21 30 .412 9
x-Late game not included
New York 5, Chicago 4
San Francisco 7, Philadelphia 2
' St. Louis 4, Houston 0
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, ine.
Only games scheduled
Atlanta at Chicago y
St. Louis at Cincinnati, night
New York at San Francisco, night
Pittsburgh at Houston, night
Philadelphia at Los Angeles, night
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NEW YORK (A)-Charlie Dud-
ish, the Georgia school boy who
is acclaimed as a football coach's
dream, was among the hundreds
of young athletes picked yesterday
in baseball's annual spring draft
of free agents.
Dudish, a pitcher-shortstop-out-
fielder and power hitter as well
as a quarterback , at Avondale
High in Decaur, Ga., was drafted
for San Francisco's Phoenix farm
of the Pacific Coast League. The
Giants are hopeful he will spurn
a college footbal career for base-
The New York Mets used their
No. 1 pick of the entire free agent
field to take Tim Foli, a 17-year-
old shortstop from Canoga Park,
Calif. The youngster who will be
graduated from Notre Dame High
School in Sherman Oaks, Calif.,
later this month is a 5-foot-11,
185-pounder with power at bat.
He also was a quarterback and
basketball player in school.
Drafting in inverse order to
their 1967 finish, the Oakland-
Athletics followed the Mets' and
grabbed off Pete Broberg, son of
the former Dartmouth basketball
great, Gus Broberg.
The four expansion teams-
Montreal, San Diego, Seattle and
Kansas City-did not participate
in the major league, Triple A or
Double A phase of the draft, each
restricted to one round. They did
take part in the unlimited Class
A selections with special permis-
sion on the grounds that they have
or soon will have farm clubs.
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