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' Page Eleven

Friday, June 9, -1972

KC, DC get NHL nods

NEW YORK () - The National Hockey League
moved two steps closer yesterday to its goal of
24 teams by the end of this decade, granting
expansion franchises to Kansas City, Kan., and
Washington, D.C. for the 1974-75 season.
Then, the New York Islanders and Atlanta
Flames, who start play in the NHL for the
first time next season, picked the two choicest
plums in the draft of eligible junior players.
The Islanders, choosing first, selected Billy
Harris of the Toronto Marlboros and then At-
lanta chose Jacques Richard of the Quebec
Harris, a right winger, tied for the Ontario
Hockey Association's scoring championship
with 57 goals, 72 assists and 129 points.
Richard, a center, led all the scorers in the
Quebec Junior Hockey Association with 71-
Harris said he had been contacted by both
Bill Torrey, general manager of the Islanders,
and the rival World Hockey Association. "It's
all a matter of money," he said. "I'd sign
for $2,000 less with an NHL club, but if the
WHA offered $25,000 or $50,000 more I'd go with
Earlier, in the day, the NHL Board of Gov-
ernors settled its own matter of money, ad-
mitting two new members at a cost of $6 mil-
lion each.
The governors granted the Kansas City, Kan.

franchise to a group of 14 investors headed by
Edwin G. Thompson and including Jeff Jennings,
26-year-old son of New York Ranger Presi-
dent Bill Jennings.
The Washington, D.C. franchise went to Abe
Pollin, owner of the Baltimore Bullets of the
National Basketball Association.
Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, said
it took the governors four ballots to get the re-
quired three-quarter vote for acceptance.
Eliminated in the biding were two other groups
representing Kansas City and tehe cities of
Dallas, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Phoenix, San
Diego and Cleveland.
Campbell made it clear that the cities elim-
inated yesterday remained very much in the
expansion picture and that the governors would
discuss additional franchises in August, as they
continue their goal of 24 clubs before 1980.
THOMPSON SAID the Kansas City team would
play in suburban Johnson County in a munici-
pal building scheduled for completion by the
spring of 1974.
Pollin plans to have his Washington team play
in the proposed Eisenhower Center Arena sched-
uled to be constructed in the downtown area.
If the Eisenhower Center cannot be finished
by September, 1974 Pollin said he planned to
construct his own building in suburban Largo,

THIS FISH was used as a major
selling point by the group from
Dallas which tried unsuccess-
fully to land an NHL franchise.
However, no one present at the
meetings understood the signi-
ficance of the fish or of the
hand found on its ventral side.

Reds stomp Seaver

JOHNNY BENCH catches a pop up in yesterday's Cincinnati
victory over the New York Mets. Before catching the ball, Bench
jumped to his feet, turned abruptly round, flung off his mask,
and cruised back toward the stands.
Professional League Standings y
American League National League
East w L Pct. GB
W iL Pct.GBNiewNcYvsk 32 15 .681 -
Detroit 2509568 -Pittsbug h 20 16 '44 2
Baltimore 22 22 .500 3 Chicago 25 19 .568 5
Cleveland 20 22 .476 4 Montreal 20 26 .43511'/
Boston 18 23 .439 5' St. Louis 20 28 .417 1212
New Yke 126 .422 Philadelphia 18 29 .383 14
Milwaekee t6 25 .3900 7%Wvst
West Cincinnati 29 19 .604 -
Oakland 31 13 .705 - Los Angeles 29 19 .604 -
Minnesota 25 17 .595 5 Houston 27 21 .562 2
Chiicage 2t 18 .501 5 Atlata 22 24 .4786
California 2 25 .468 10' San ego I 31.240 12r.
Texas 20 27 .425 122 San Francisco 17 37 .315 15
Kansas City 19 26 .422 12r Yesterday's Results
St. Louis 6, Francisco 4
Yesterday's Results Cincinnati 5, New York 3
Milwaukee 4, Kansas City 3 Philadelphia 7, Houston 2
Texas 6, New York 2 Atlanta 3, Montreal 2
Other clubs not scheduled Pittsburgh at San Diego, inc.
Chicago at Los Angeles, incs
Tonight's Games Tonighit's Hame
California (Clark, 4-5) at Boston Atlanta (Reed, 4-6) at Philadelphia
(Pattin, 1-7) (Reynolds, 0-2)
Minnesota (Blyleven, 7-4) at Cleve- Cincinnati (Simpson, 2-1) at Montreal
land (Perry, 9-4) (Morton, 2-6)
New York (Iekich, 4-4) at Kansas Houston (Forsch, 2-2) at New York
City (Reeker, 2-2) (Matiack, 6-1)
Baltimore (Cuellar, 2-5) at Texas St. Louis (Gibson, 3-5) at San Diego
(Hand, 2-3) (Grief, 3-8)
Oakland (Hunter, 6-2) at Detroit Pittsburgh (Blass, 6-1) at Los Angeles
(Timmerman, 4-4) (Sutton, 0-0)
Milwaukee (Parsons, 5-2) at Chicago Chicago (Jenkins, 6-5) at San Fran-
(Wood,$-4) cisco (Bryant, 2-3)

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Joe Hague
belted a two-run homer t h a t
capped a four-run first inning
against New York ace Tom
Seaver, leading the Cincinnati
Reds to a 5-3 victory over the
Mets yesterday.
Seaver, 8-3 was staggered by
the early four-run uprising and
failed to pitch a complete game
for the eighth straight time.
Pete Rose, who opened the
game with a single and went. to
third on Joe Morgan's base hit.
came home with Cincinnati's
first run on Johnny Bench's sac-
hosts tramp
Some of the nation's highest
bouncers, both male and female,
will bs in Ann Arbor tomorrow
as competitions are held in the
U.S. Trampoline Team Tourna-
ment at Crisler Arena.
The qualifiers in the tourna-
ment will then advance to Stutt-
gart, Germany representing the
United States on World Tram-
poline Championships. Among
the best candidates for berths
on the American team are sev-
eral tx-Michigan gymnasts and
Wolverine coach Newt Loken
will be coaching and rooting
them on.
Michigan's 1970 gymnastics
captain George Huntzicker who
led the Wolverines to the NCAA
gymnastics title that year and
is rated by many as the top
bouncer in the country will be
1 e a d i n g Michigan's six-man
In a bow to the women's
movement Crisler will also be
hosting the women's qualifica-
tions, concurrently with the
Among the leading conten-
ders in the women's division is
Renee Ransom, defending Amer-
ican and world champion on the
trampoline. Ms. Ransom and her
female and male compatriots
will start the activity at noon
tomorrow in Crisler with the
preliminary round. Admission
for that round is only $1.00.
The finals, which will start
at 7:30 should provide a good
view of America's best on the
trampoline. Admission to the
evening activities is merely

rifice fly, his 38th RBI of the
Tony Perez then delivered a
run-scoring single before Hague
unloaded his seventh home run
of the year.
The Mets came back with a
run in their half of the first on
Cleon Jones' RBI single and cut
the margin to 4-3 with a two-
run rally in the fifth before
Pedro Borbon came on to shut
the door.
The righthander relieved Ross
Grimsley with one out. Perez'
hsomer in the eighth gave Cincin-
nati its final run.
Giants jarred
Clendennon's two-run homer in
the top of the eighth broke a
4-4 tie and the St. Louis Car-
dinals beat San Francisco 6-4
yesterday, handing the Giants
their sixth straight loss.
Clendennon's blast, his second
of the year, came off Don Mc-
Mahon, who had replaced start-
er Sam McDowell, lifted after
catcher Ted Simmons' eighth-
inning triple. Simmons drove in
three runs, knotting the score.
Earlier, McDowell had coast-
ed along on six hits and given
the Giants a 4-1 lead when his
triple had driven in a pair of

runs in the sixth inning.
Chris Speier's single scored
Bobby Bonds in the first inning
to give the Giants a 1-0 lead.
San Francisco increased its
margin to 2-0 in the third in-
ning when Bonds scored from
third on a wild pitch.
Phils streak
drove in three runs and Tommy
Hutton added two with a home
run to lead the Philadelphia
Phillies to a 7-2 victory over the
Houston Astros last night.
Billy Champion, 4-3, had
checked the Astros on just one
hit-Bob Watson's single in the
fifth-and carried a 4-0 lead
into the seventh inning.
But when Cesar Cedeno
tripled and Lee May and Watson
singled Joe Hoerner came on to
set down the next three batters
and preserve the victory.
Brewers foam
kee Brewers cashed in on a
throwing error by Kansas City
second baseman Cookie Rojas in
the seventh inning to score
three runs and beat the Royals
4-3 last ight.

Hoosier Counsilman
hits tender reduction

by the Big 10 to cut the scholar-
ships allowed minor sports from
34 a year to just 15 is causing
shock waves over the swimming
empire of Indiana University's
James "Doc" Counsilman, who
has guided the Hoosiers to five
consecutive NCAA titles.
It has even brought Counsil-
man to suggest Indiana pull out
of the conference.
"I've been swamped with calls
from alumni and other Big 10
swimming coaches saying we
should get out of the Big Ten,
that it's outgrown its useful-
ness," said Counsilman.
"Of course, we don't deter-
mine that. But I think if it
comes down to this, we should
get out of the Big 10 . .. Indiana
was against the whole program
that was voted on at the Big 10
meeting in Champaign, Ill."
It has been two weeks since

the Big 10 athletic directors and
faculty representatives approved
the cut. The plan has to be
reviewed by each conference
school before it could go into ef-
fect, probably in the 1973-74
Counsilman says a "lot of the
younger coaches in the confer-
ence have already put feelers
out for other jobs, and I would
look elsewhere if I were young-
er . .."
Counsilman, 51, criticized the
large football programs and
said "it appears the university
presidents are interested in
killing minor sports."
Presently, Counsilman gets
six tenders per year, allowing
him to have 24 students under
"It would take about two
years and we would be down if
this proposal goes through. The
whole conference would be
down," he said.

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