The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, September 14, 1977-Page 9
SPOR TS OF THE DAILY:
Houston routs Reds
By The Associated Press
CINCINNATI - Cesar Cedeno hit a
home run, a triple and two singles
and drove in three runs and Bob
Watson slammed a three-run homer
to power the Houston Astros to a 13-4
victory over the Cincinnati Reds last
THE VICTORY gave Houston a
sweep of a two-game series as the
Astros moved to within 21/2 games of
the second-place Reds in the National
Cedeno, who also scored runs,
continued the hitting assault that has
added nearly 90 points to his average
in nine weeks. He went 8-for-10 with
five RBI and eight runs scored in the
Floyd Bannister, 7-8, was the
winner although he was forced to
leave the game with a blister on his
pitching hand in the seventh inning.
He allowed just one run on six hits in
GEORGE FOSTER of the Reds
slammed his 47th home run, tops in
the majors, to move within two of the
alltime Cincinnati record of 49 set by
Ted Kluszewski in 1954. Foster's two
runs batted in last night gave him 135
for the season, 13 short of Johnny
Bench's club record.
Medich a Mariner
SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners
have claimed veteran right-handed
pitcher George "Doc" Medich on
waivers from the Oakland A"s, the
American League expansion tear)
MEDICH WAS 10-6 this season with
a 4.61 earned-run-average in 25 starts
with Oakland. His five-year majo
league record is 67-57.
Record holder returns .
TORONTO - Cindy Nicholas, the
young Canadian who swam tii
English Channel twice in record time
last week, was greeted on her returfi
home yesterday with a ticker taps
parade through downtown Toronto.
THE 20-YEAR-OLD student wag
driven from Union Station to city hag-
in a 1933 convertible Rolls Royce
followed by a drum and bugle corp(
four police horses and a motorcyc
escort. She also attended a luncheon
in her honor in the borough of
Scarborough, her home.
Miss Nicholas is a double recort
holder. She is the first woman
swim the English Channel both way
and her time of 19 hours, 55 minut
is 10 hours faster than the previo
reporter asked Michigan Coach Bo Schem-
bechler if he thought his team deserved the top
ranking this week. "No," said Bo, "under no cir
IT'S ALL WJUT OVER for the Cincinnati Reds this year. The two-time defend- Reds, 13-4 to fall even farther off the pace in their division set b o
ing World Champions bit the dust, literally last night. Houston belted the
I owans prmed
By CUB SCHWARTZ "In '33 we gave them the option of
There are some things I will never cancelling the final eight games of
understand. For example, why would the series, as long as we played th
Jim Lampley, ABC's glamour boy game in '34 and they accepted," h
supreme, travel into the gut of explained.
America, Iowa City, to watch a "Now we have a six-year contract
pathetic Iowa team challenge one of with them and they don't want to play
the top teams in the country? these games either. But we hav
The reason cannot lie in the their signature on the contract an
competition, it just isn't there. And it's too late."
I'm sure Lampley doesn't give two O
hoots on a dinner horn about this Of course Iowa followers disagree
year's bumper crop of corn. While they are not sure why the
series was cancelled, they are more
But Lampley won't be the only one than anxious for a crack at the
at Kinnick Stadium this Saturday prestigious Cyclones.
when Iowa meets Iowa State. Hawk-
eye officials are expecting a 60,000 "It's a very big game around her
plus sellout for this, the most and we are very excited about it. Al
important football: game in the of our players are very positive abou
history of Iowa. ;playing the game," said Iowa defen
The two teams last met back in sive coordinator Larry Coyer.
1934 in a game won by the Cyclones, And excitement is the key word
31-6. Officials from both schools agre(
But in the past 43 years, the schools that over a half million tickets coul
have not met on the -gridiron, and be sold. Considering that only 290,00
nobody is really sure why. fans attended Kii Ack Stadium all las
year, that figure is astronomical. Th
Between 1895 and 1934 the two demand is such that scalpers ar
teams met 24 times, during which getting 75dollars per ticket.
Iowa triumphed 18 times. In '34 the IrnclyIoaStehsbe
schools still had eight games remain- unableo sell al f its sdent ticket
ing on a contract which were never
played. Allotted only 5,000 tickets, man
students would rather catch the AB
Harry Burrell, Assistant Director regional telecast of the game.
of Sports Information at Iowa State
places the blame on Iowa. some students have even co
Oans win bouts
plained Iowa rigged the distribution,
scattering small groups throughout
Emotions are running dangerously
high in tall corn country. The state
has divided into two factions over the
game, and the possibility of violence
between loyalists is feared.
"Both coaches have tried to play
down the fact that this is the biggest
game in years but the fans won't hear
of it," said Burrell.
Setting aside the jibes and jeers
that will be handed out by the
winning team's fans, the game takes
on added importance - notably re-
Spotted 14 points by the oddsmak-
ers, it seems obvious the. Iowa staff
would ratherplay down the import-
ance of the game on recruiting, but
the opposite is true.
"Whether you care to admit it or
not, this is a very big game," said
Coyer. "A win here has to help your
recruiting. I guess, one school can
claim an egotistical supremacy over
Burrell, however, disagrees.
"You can be certain both coaches
will try to use it, but when it comes
right down to it, the boy who wants to
be a surgeon will go to Iowa and the
boy who wants to be a veterinarian
will go here," he said.
Of course, that leaves a lot of
leeway for the boy who wants to be a
"A victory here will catapult our
program into things we have hoped to
achieve. Iowa State has an excellent
program, and a victory here will
prove we can play football with
anybody," explained Coyer.
But set aside all of the rhetoric
slinging by the coaches, sports
-information directors and the like.
Talk to those most affected by the
game - the boys in the bars.
After the pigs are slopped and the
tractors are quieted, a good deal of
Iowans-amble down to the local-pub
to slosh down some brew and discuss
(and of course bet on) the upcoming
"I said four years ago that [Iowa
coach Bob] Commings was going to
have a hot dog team and he's just
come on early," said George Sigele,
bartender at Jemac's Bar and Grill
in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
"Besides," he continued, "we have
always had trouble with quarter-
backs, but I think we've got one in
Sigele referred to Bob Commings,
Jr., son of the head coach and top
quarterback as of last week.
Of course, not everybody in Oska-
loosa is an Iowa fan. In fact, Sigele
estimates it's about 50-50.
Of course, not everybody in Iowa is
concerned with the outcome. When
asked if there was anyone in the bar
who was interested in the IU-ISU
match-up, the owner of The liub in
Oskaloosa replied, "I really don't
think so. Most of the guys in here are
just interested in the go-go girls.
asked. "Probably nobody, but we're not very
good, "Schembechier replied.
NEW YORK - Michigan narrowly edged Southern California to become
the nation's No. 1 college football team according to the United Press In-
ternational Board of Coaches.
THE WOLVERINES amassed 16 first-place votes for a total of 309 poin-
ts, 13 better than the Trojans, who had 14 first-place votes. Alabama was
a distant third with 203, followed closely by the coaches' pre-season favor-
ite - Notre Dame - which accumulated only 198 points despite receiving
five first-place votes.
Who else is better,
2. Southern Cal (14) .................. 1-0-0
3. Alabama ...................--0
4. Notre Dame(5)...................1-0-0
5. Ohio State (1)......................1-0-0
6. Oklahoma (1)....................1-0-0
7. Texas A&M........................ 1-0-0
8. Texas Tech......................1-0-0
9. Penn State.......................1-0-0
10. Maryland .......................1-0-0
309 12. Hlouston ........................ 1-0-0
29 13. UCLA (tie)........................ 0-1-0
203 13. Texas (tie)......................1-0-
S198 15. Florida............................ 1-0
155 16. Pittsburgh ..... .................0--0
151 17. Brigham Young...................10-0
131 18. South Carolina..................... 20-0
107 19. Georgia (tie).....................1-0-0
80 19. Iowa State (tie). ................1-0-0
5249 19 (kla QgnarStae tj ............... 1-0-0
INTERNSHIP IN ADOLESCENCE
For further info contact:
duritng boxing slugfest
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Danny ''Lit- coming off the ropes, dropped Lopez.
tle Red" Lopez bounced back from a with a right hook. But Lopez bounced up
second-round knockdown to score a immediately and took an eight count.
seventh-round knockout of Jose Torres Lopez became the aggressor at the
last night to retain the World Boxing beginning of the third round, as he lan-
Council featherweight championship he ded an overhand right that sent Torres
won last November. sprawling. The tenacious Torres,
however, jumped up and struggled
Lopez, making his first defense since back gamely for the rest of the stanza.
taking the crown from David Kotey,
knocked Torres to the canvas once in Lopez continued the assault in the
the third round and twice in the fourth fourth round, flooring Torres twice with
round. looping left hooks. Perhaps tired from
the brawling first few rounds, the
Although Lopez was unable to put champion could not finish his
him away, Torres' corner called it quits challenger until Torres' face became so
following the seventh round. Since Tor- swollen his corner decided he had had
res did not answer the bell for the enough.
eighth round, Lopez was given a knock-
out victory, his 33rd in 38 fights. Lopez, Spinks, the 21-year-old Olympic mid-
25, from Alhambra, Calif., now has a dleweight champ from St. Louis, did not
35-3 record. display many of his wares against
elson; he didn't have to. In winning his
In the other half of the WBC chain- fifth consecutive pro fight without a
pionship doubleheader, Carlos Palo- loss, Spinks came out throwing hard
mino defended his welterweight crown rights at the opening bell and Elson
against Elveraldo Azevedo. caught two of them, going down once
for an eight count then down to stay a
In the prelims at Olympic Auditorium few seconds later.
featuring two U.S. Olympic gold medal Davis, the/flashy gold medal winner
winners, lightweight Howard Davis from Glen Cove, N.Y., was almost as
scored a fourth-round knockout of impressive in his first real test as a pro.
veteran Tury Pineda and lightheavy- Davis, 20, who has patterned himself
weight Michael Spinks made short after heavyweight champion Muham-.
work of Ray Elson, stopping him in just mad Ali, danced away from Pineda's
51 seconds of the first round, punches while scoring almost at will
Torres, 22, of Mexico City, the No. 6- himself.,
ranked featherweight contender, is now 4:: : .::: :::::: :::::
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