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Page Twelve


Tuesday, June 4, 1974

Ohio hassle evokes yawns

WHEN FAT W OODY'S assistant
coaches were caught tooling around
Columbus in some leased cars they got
by giving the dealers some Buckeye
season tickets, only one thing really
caught my eye.
With gas-guzzlers ranking in popular-
ity right below the immortal treatise
"Ethics in High Places" by H.R. Halde-
man, I'm surprised the Woodymen
couldn't find a dealer desperate enough
to give them the cars just so he could
see some of them on the road. But who
would notice down there, anyway?
S A L E S OF tranquilizers probably
plunged the night after the story came
out. It seems that everybody knows
about, assumes, and really doesn't give
a damn about the corruption that's so
easy to find in college athletics today.
But it's not necessary to think this

way. "I guess I'm from the old school,"
former Michigan wrestling coach Cliff
Keen mused several months ago. "I
don't approve of this recruiting business
at all. I always felt a football team, or
a wrestling team, should get its people
the same way the English or history
departments do-by the quality of the
program and the instructors.
"You don't go around the country
looking for English students, and I think
athletics is the same way. You shouldn't
need any more inducement than the
program itself. There shouldn't be any
other reason to entice students. I don't
think a championship is worth it."
Here we must note, sadly, that coach
Keen tried this out back in the 1930s,
when he was a member of Harry Kipke's
football staff. Kipke, a disciple of Yost,
was an outstanding coach with two na-

tional championships to his credit.
When he didn't recruit, and other schools
did, Michigan got stomped, Kipke be-
came a V-P for Coca-Cola, and Fritz
Crisler resurrected the team.
You can't blame the public for not
paying much attention to this subject--
the bozos in the White House have done
enough to nauseate us all. But you CAN
blame the college athletic directors,
for they are in a position where they
could resolve this problem - if they
wanted to.
The NCAA has a nice, long, con-
voluted and at-times-impressive roster
of rules that schools are supposed to
follow in recruiting their prospects. And
that's about all there is, because the
mighty NCAA has a squad of about four
people who are supposed to police every-
body, and nailing an individual school

for violations is roughly as difficult as
breaching Tricky Dick's stonewall.
The athletic directors could hire a
decent-sized enforcement group-if they
wanted to. They could even give this
group carte blanche to investigate every-
where, and encourage it to prosecute
cases vigorously.
They haven't done so, and they prob-
ably won't do so until someone drafts
a bill providing for federal regulation
of collegiate athletics and Congress ap-
pears to be on the verge of passing it.
It would be most refreshing to see
some good old post-Watergate morality
hit the nation's athletic departments.
That's about as likely as Billy Graham
getting busted for possession and sale.
Until then, we can expect to find some
more "shocking exposes" from time to
time, and they'll bore us out of our
collective gourd.

Phillies squeeze Braves, 5-2
/ , . . , .By Thse Associated Press
mGjor League Standings Unser squeezesbunted Larry Ac
B'wa hmem from third base

W L Pet. GB
Boston 27 23 .540 --
Milwaukee 24 22 .522 1
Baltimore 24 2s .490 2!t
Cleveland 24 25 .490 2%
New York 25 27 .491 3
Detroit 23 25 .479 3
Oakland 29 21 .580 --
Kansas City 25 25 .500 4
Texas 25 25 .500 4
Chicago 22 23 .489 4t/
California 24 27 .471 5'1
Minnesota 21 25 .457 6
Yesterday's Results
Baltimore 4, Kansas City 3
Minnesota 5, Boston 4 (12 inn.)
Today's Games
Oakland (Holtzman 5-6 and Ham-
ilton 4-0) at Detroit (LaGrow 3-4
and Lolich 5-6) 2, 5:30 p.m.
Texas (J. Brown 2-2) at Cleve-
land (Patterson 3-3), night.
Kansas City (Fitzmorris 4-2) at
Baltimore (Grimsley 5-6), night.
Boston (Lee 6-5) at Minnesota
(Decker 6-4), night.
California (singer 7-3) at Mil-
wankee (Kobel 3-3), night.
New York (Dobson 3-7) at Chica-
go (Wood 8-6), night.

W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia 28 23 .549 -
St. Louis 26 22 .542 32
Montreal 21 21 .500 2-
Chicago 19 26 .422 6
New York 21 29 .420 6y,
Pittsburgh 18 28 .391 7%
Los Angeles 37 15 .712 --
Cincinnati 29 20 .592 6%
Atlanta 27 24 .529 9'!
Houston 27 25 .519 10
San Francisco 27 27 .500 11
San Diego 18 38 .321 21
Yesterday's Games
Philadelphia 5, New York 2
Cincinnati 5, New York 2
Today's Games
Atlanta (Harrison 3-6) at Phila-
delphia (scheeler 3-5), night.
Cincinnati (Gullett 5-3) at New
York (Koosman 5-3), night.
Montreal (McAnally 3-4) or Ren-
ko 3-5) at Houston (Griffin 6-1),
Chicago (Bonham 4-8) at San Di-
ego (Grief 2-8), night.
Pittsburgh (Reuss 4-3) at Los An-
geles (John 8-1), night.
St. Louis (Gibson 3-5) at San
Francisco (Bradley 5-4), night.

with the tie-breaking run
in the eighth and Willie
Montanez followed with a
two-run triple, lifting the
Philadelphia Phillies to a
5-2 victory over the Atlanta
Braves in a nationally tele-
vised baseball g a m e last
Bowa opened the eighth with
a single off loser Carl Morton,
6-5, and went to second on Greg
Luzinski's one-out single. Bowa
then stole third-his 16th con-
secutive theft and 17th in 18
attempts this season-and beat
Morton's desperate throw to the
plate on Unser's bunt. Mona-
nez then doubled over Mike
Lum's head in center field for
two more runs.
By winning, t h e Phillies
moved back into first place in
the National League's East Di-


vision, seven percentage points
and one-half game ahead of idle
St. Louis.
The Braves scored an un-
earned run in the first inning off
winner Steve Carlton, 7-4, who
allowed six hits and struck out
1. Darrell Evans walked, took
second on a wild pitch and
scored when third baseman
Mike Schmidt threw into the
dirt past first base after field-
ing Hank Aaron's grounder.
Royals deposed
BALTIMORE - Grant Jack-

son, Baltimore's third pitcher
of the seventh inning, choked
off a Kansas City rally and pre-
served a 4-3 victory for the
Orioles over the Royals last
Doyle Alexander, 2-2, making
only his third start of the sea-
son, entered the inning with a
4-1 lead but was replaced by
Bob Reynolds with two on and
two out. A line single by Amos
Otis scored George Brett, who
had reached on his third hit of
the game.
Jackson then came on and his
first delivery was hit high into
short right field by John May-
berry. But right fielder Jim
Fuller slipped and was charged
with an error for failing to
catch the ball as Jim Wohlford
scored. Hal McRae then hit into
an inning-ending forceout.
Reds scare
NEW YORK - George Foster
doubled and singled, driving in
one run and scoring anotner,
made a run-saving throw from
center field to kill a New York
rally and led the Cincinnati
Reds to a 5-2 victory over the
Mets last night.
Cincinnati scored what proved
to be the winning run in the
fourth when Andy Kosco drew
a leadoff walk from loser Jon
Matlack, 5-3, and came araund
on two-out singles by Joe Mor-
gan and Johnny Bench.
Loves fall
to lowly
N.Y. Sets
Pilic defeated Phil Dent 6-4 in
the men's singles, then teamed
with Manuel Santana to top
Dent and Allan Stone in the
men's doubles last night, carry-
ing the New York Sets to a
27-26 WTT victory over the De-
troit Loves.
The triumph was only the sec-
ond of the season against 12
losses for the Sets, and their
first triumph at home after
eight losses. The Loves are 9-5.

FAIR MINDED ARBITER Doug Harvey leaves Met fans at Shea in a despondent state by calling beloved lead-footed Jerry
out at the plate in action between the Reds and New Yorkers. Cincinnati triumphed 5-2.

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