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*riday, March 12, 1971


Page Nine


The Texas Wedge
Frazier vs. Ali ..
... .Rematch of the Century
IT'S ONLY BEEN four days since the "Fight of the Century" but
already, talk is beginning about a Joe Frazier-Muhammed Ali
And why not?
The fighters really wouldn't mind a rematch as there aren't
Stoo many places where they can make $2,500,000 for a little over
an hour's work. Ali has already asked for a second fight to be
held and, although Frazier's friends are asking him to retire (a
publicity gimmick?), the champ will probably defend his crown.
Talking about a rematch with Ali, Frazier says, "Sure I'll fight
him-any time he wants it."
But most of all, it's the promoters who want a rematch.
After clearing about 20 to 30 million dollars on the first battle,
the promoters are anxious to tap the flesh and blood gold-
mines again before they dry up. They probably won't make
as much money this time; the fight will be a lot harder to
Frazier, while a strong and steady boxer, has never been the
type to make the fans crush the turnstiles. And Ali's mediocre (at
best) performance last Monday night has done significant damage
to his image. He simply can no longer be thought of as a domi-
nepring force in boxing. Ali has lost a major selling point, that of
a man who can pick and choose his round for victory over an
If they are to succeed financially, the promoters, will
need a "gimmick" to sell the fight.
One alternative is to call the rematch the "Second Greatest
Fight of the Century". The only problem with this type of promo-
tion is that you're obviously trying to sell the fans something you
admit is second best. Probably the fight will end up being billed
as the "Rematch of the Century".
The rights to the next fight have already been sold to the same
group which put on the original fight, a corporation called Fight
of Champions. The group' is headed by Jerry Perenchio, a Los
Angeles talent agent who admits he knows nothing about fighting
but a lot about promoting, and Jack Kent Cooke. The key man of
the group is Cooke as he controls the finances.
Cooke, owner of the Los Angeles Kings and Lakers and
part owner of the Washington Redskins, is the man who put up
five million dollars to get the original fight started. By'some
strange coincidence, Cooke also has the rights to hold the fight
N. in the Los Angeles Forum, a building whicl he owns.
It will probably be fall, maybe October or November, before
the rematch is held. And who knows, Ali may train hard and beat
Frazier next time. And wouldn't that be fun?
Then they'd have to schedule the rematch of the rematch
which would logically be the "Third Greatest Fight of the Cen-

Tar Hei
win in.
By The Associated Press 1
Carolina's John Roche, and TomI
Owens each scored 18 points to lead
the second-seeded Gamecocks to a
71-63 victory over stubborn Mary-
land after top-seeded North Caro-
lina, playing hot and cold, thump-
ed Clemson 76-41 yesterday after-
noon in first round games of the
Atlantic Coast Conference Cham-
pionship Basketball Tournament.
A night doubleheader completed
the initial. round, Duke meeting
North Carolina State and Wake
Forest playing Virginia.
The winner of Saturday night's
championship game will go on to
the NCAA Eastern Regionals next
Thursday night in Raleigh.
Maryland, which divided a pair
of regular season garnes with
South Carolina, one terminated
early by a player brawl, sought to
confound the nation's No. 6 team;
with a uniform switch. It was de-
cided on by the players in the
dressing room and the Terps all
swapped jerseys, hoping to con-
fuse South Carolina's defensive as-
After four early ties, South
Carolina, paced by Bob Carver's
medium range jumpers,Csh o t
ahead with a six-point burst for a
19-13 lead and Maryland never
caught up.
Three times the Gamecocks led
by 11 before closing the half with
a 37-29 lead. The biggest second
half lead was 13 points before
South Carolina went into a stall,
reminiscent of one Maryland used
to beat Frank McGuire's club in
With a 54-43 lead and niie min-
utes left, South Carolina took only
three shots in the next six and a
half minutes, hitting one, a Roche
layup that made it 59-48 with 2:29
to play.
The 6-10 Owens was a power-
house under the boards, grabbing
15 rebounds and blocking several
Barry Yates was Maryland's
leader with 23 points and 12 re-

els, Gamecocks

bounds. He got 19-pointY
Howard White after his
first half.
South Carolina outshot1
50 per cent to 47 in wi
21st game against fou
Maryland finished the sea
North Carolina's Ta
ranked 13th nationally,
straight points and ran u
lead over Clemson after
utes, then went six and
minutes without a.baskE
Tigers chopped the lead
Sophomore George KE
the North Carolina drou
a layup after a steal an
Heels went on to build u
Watson t
as Indiat
cage coa,
appointed that his playe
not discuss their problE
him, Indiana University
basketball coach, Lou Wa
pounced yesterday that h1
Watson, 46, who starte
year career at Indiana a
er, has a 62-59 record
coming head coach in 19E
"It started when my ph
a meeting Sunday wit
knowledge to discuss soi
lems," Watson said. "A
sent a representative to
that time I thought Iv
sign and I told Mr. Or
I would after the Ohic
Bill Orwig is Indiana
p"I would have liked to
the year, but after this hE
felt I had to resign," Wa
"I was hurt by the fact
players didn't talk this
The Hoosiers, who los
State' 91-75 as the
clinched the Big Ten tit
given Watson his second
season, 17-6 going into
against Illinois hereh
The Hoosiers are fourt
Big Ten with a 9-4 ma

lead at the half and made it 53-33
before the 10 minute mark of the
second half.
With 5:34 left, an 'all-reserve
fS lineup took over for North Caro-
lina and a minute later subs came
in to mop up for Clemson.
North Carolina State .charged
from behind with 14 points in the
K last four and a half minutes to
trim third-seeded Duke 68-61 last
night in one of the most stunning
help from upsets in Atlantic Coast Confer-
four-point ence basketball tournament his-
the Terps The State Wolfpack, although
inning its defending champion, was rated
r losses. little chance to beat Duke, the
son 14-12. nation's 19th ranked team and
r Heels, winner of eight straight going into
scored 10 the game.
p a 24-10 The victory by coach Norman
six min- Sloan's scrappers sends them into
one-half tonight's semifinals against sec-
et as the ond-seeded South Carolina.
I to four* * *
arl broke Fordham flashes
ight with NEW YORK - Bruising B a r t
d the Tar Woytowicz scored 19 of his game-
p a 34-24 high 27 points in the second half,
leading 10th ranked and tourna-
ment-bound Fordham to an 84-
[) t 68 college basketball victory over
Manhattan last night.
a S EMU makes semis
h Intosh went on a 22-point second
half scoring spree that pulled
sixth-seeded E a s t e r n Michigan
- D i s - from behind to an 87-80 quarter-
ers would finals victory last ngiht over Eau
ems with Claire, Wis. State in the NAIA
's h e a d Basketball Tournament.
tson, an- Eastern Michigan trailed Eau
.e had re- Claire by 13 points after the sec-
ond half got underway. It wasn't
d his 22- until 13 minutes remained that
s a play- the Hurons showed signs of life.
since be-
ayers had
hout my
me prob-
And they AND NOW
D me. At
would re-
rwig that e
finish out
appened I
tson said.
that the
over withne
t to Ohio
tle, have
3 winning
the finale
k in the

-Associated Press
Out at the plate
CARDINAL CATCHER Ted Simmons snares a throw from first baseman Joe Torre as the Red Sox'
Mike Fiore slides home in yesterday's Grapefruit League game in St. Petersburg. Simmons man-
aged to put the tag on Fiore and the Red Sox went on to win.

The Michigan Rugby Club
opens its spring season this Sat-
urday with a contest against the
Cleveland Blues in Cleveland.
The ruggers defeated Cleveland
last fall in Ann Arbor, 28-0, in
one of the best played games of
the year, as Cleveland peren-
ially ranks among the top teams
in the Midwest. Michigan is
hoping, by this early start, to
prime itself for the Big Ten
tournament at Columbus on
April 10-11.
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Trackmen face NCAI

Following their disappointing
eighth place finish in the Big
Ten Indoor meet last weekend,
Michigan's track squad goes to
Cobo Hall for the NCAA Indoor
Championships Friday and Sat-
urday, where they are the host
After suffering many setbacks
at Madison, this meet should
prove to be more encouraging
than last weekend, as Michigan
has nowhere to t u r n but up.
Godfrey Murray and Mel Reeves
should be fully ready to go af-
ter both suffered minor leg in-
juries at the Big Ten M e e t,
Fordha 84, Manhattan 68
Louisville 68, St. Louis 66
Evansville 82, Ashland 74
Kentucky St. 93, Grambling 81 I
* * * *

keeping each from competing in.
the final hurdle events.
Last year as a freshman, Mur-
ray made it to the NCAA semi-
finals in the 60-yard high hur-
dles, and if he stays injury-free
this year, he should find him-
self among the top competition
of the final heat. Freshman
Reeves is in a situation similar
to Murray's last y e a r. If he
stays healthy, he may do the
same as Murray did one. year
In the 60-yard dash, Michi-
gan's Gene Brown may finally
end his chase of defending
NCAA Champion Herb Wash-
ington. Last weekend, B r o w n
was running even with Wash-
ington the entire race, which is
something he has never done
before. Washington w a s first,
naturally, in that race with
Brown a very close second. This
weekend on the boards it could
be a different story.
The Michigan one-mile and
two-mile relay teams are also
entered in this weekend's com-
petition. The one mile relay
squad of G r e g Syphax, Kim
Rowe, Reggie Bradford, and
Lorenzo Montgomery are getting
stronger a n d improving every
weekend. Their season best is
3:16.9 which they ran in the
Big Ten meet last weekend. If
they find themselves adaptable
to Cobo's board track, they may

also find themselves
among the t o p five
The two mile relayt
so in for some stiff co
especially from Wisc
Kansas. The Michig
some will include E
man, Al Cornwell, B
and Rick Storrey. L
Michigan was third
and so far this season,
recorded a 7:32.6, wh

a place
teams as
team is al-
onsin and
gan four-
ric Chap-
ill Bolster,
ast y e a r,
with 7:29
they have
ich is one

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of the top times in the country
in that event.
Among team title contenders,
Michigan is not one of them.
However, Wisconsin will be an
adequate representative of the
Big Ten as it is among one of
the teams favored for that title.
Defending champion Kansas
will find a repeat performance
tough to do since they have lost
a number of valuable perform-
ers s u c h as half-miler Brian
McElroy and pole vaulter Jan
Johnson who accounted for
many of Kansas' points in last
year's meet.
Villanova and Tennessee will
also have strong teams entered
and will be among the title con-
The m e e t begins Friday at
10:30 a.m. with, the 35-pound
weight throw and most of the
final events will start at 8:00
p.m. Friday and ending on Sat-
urday afternoon.


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Kansas City 7, New York A. 3
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Los Angeles 5, New York N. 4
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St. Louis 7, Boston 4
J Oakland 6, California 1
San Diego 11, Chicago N. 7
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