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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, July 20, 1978-Page 11
Stoll calls paper's charges 'lies'

University of Minnesota football coach,
says that an investigation by the NCAA
is needed to clear his name following
allegations by a student newspaper that
he made illegal loans to his players.
"I WOULD welcome an investigation
by the NCAA because that's my recour-
se," Stoll said yesterday, "Otherwise,
I've got to sit here and take it, I guess.
The whole thing is full of lies, innuendo
and hearsay, but what can you do about
The Minnesota Daily reported in a
copyrighted story Tuesday that inter-
views with more than 24 players
revealed Stoll's reputation as an
available loan source.
The article also said that Wendell
Avery, a junior and the Gophers' quar-
terback, received undisclosed amounts
of money from Stoll before the 1977
season and during the season.

THE ARTICLE said that an unnamed Daily, and also reportedly said, "Cal
source close to Stoll and Avery said the will believe a hard-luck story and give a
coach called the player into his office player some money."
the week before the Gophers played However, yesterday Dungy said from
Wisconsin in 1977 and told him he would Pennsylvania, where he is at the Pit-
'The whole thing is full of lies, inuendo and hear-
say, but what can you do about it'

be absolved of his debts to Stoll if Min-
nesota won the game.
Stoll's incentive, the Daily said, was
the Gophers' bid to the Hall of Fame
Bowl, which bowl officials said depen-
ded Qn Minnesota beating Wisconsin in
the last game of the season.
Former Gopher quarterback Tony
Dungy, a friend of Avery's, confirmed
the Avery incident, according to the

-Minnesota coach Cal Stoll
tsburgh Steelers' training camp, that
this was impossible.
"I COULDN'T have confirmed it,"
Dungy said. "I wasn't there. I was
playing for the Steelers at the time."
Stoll said he didn't even know if
Avery was going to start the Wisconsin
game, and Avery said the Daily repor-
ter got "carried away. I never
borrowed any money from Stoll, ever."
Stoll also denied a report that he paid
$900 of a player's $1,000 telephone bill in
1974. He called that allegation "com-
pletely false; a blatant out-and-out lie."
University Vice-President Robert

Stein said he would ask Athletic Direc-
tor Paul Giel to investigate the charges
in the article as quickly as possible, and
he said the investigation results would
be made public.
"WE HAVE every reason for con-
fidence in Coach Stoll," Stein said. "But
because of the questions these
allegations raise about the integrity of
our football program, we are taking
this matter very seriously."
The article mentioned Keith Brown, a
senior, and former player Dexter Pride
as among those receiving aid in
violation of NCAA rules that prohibit
benefits to athletes receiving financial
aid from scholarships.
Brown was quoted as saying that if he
told what he knew, the football program
would be put on probation by the NCAA
and future players would suffer.
The Daily also said players secretly
bend NCAA rules outlawing part-time
jobs and financially exploit female fans
who seek romantic involvement,
bilking them of thousands of dollars.
The article did not identify the women
or the players.

sports of the DAILY
By The AssociatedIPress
Cagers on tour
LOS ANGELES-Cliff Robinson of Southern California, who became
the first freshman ever to lead the Pacific-8 Conference in scoring last
season, is among the 12 players named to the U.S. National Basketball Team
that will compete in the Gagarian Cup International Tournament in the
Soviet Union next month.
Also selected were Gene Banks and Mike Gminski of Duke, who helped
the Blue Devils to the runnerup spot in theNCAA Tournament last spring.
The team was limited to last season's sophomores and freshmen to
prepare potential players for the Pan American Games next year and the
Olympic Games in 1980.
The U.S. team, coached by Bill Vining of Ouachita Baptist in Arkansas,
also includes Roosevelt Bouie of Syracuse, Reggie Carter of St. John's
(N.Y.), Earvin Johnson of Michigan State, Ronnie Lester of Iowa, Mike
O'Koren of North Carolina, Greg Shelton of Georgetown, Darnell Valentine
of Kansas, Danny Cranes of Utah and Mike Woodsonnof Indiana.
The Gagarian Cup tournament, a round-robin affair, will be held Aug.
23-30 in Moscow. Other countries entered are the host Soviet- Union,
Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Italy and B~ulgaria.
The U.S. team will then play a single game against the Soviet Union Aug.
Lion rookie ships out
PONTIAC, Mich.-Walt Hodges, Central Michigan University's all-
time leading rusher, has left the rookie training camp of the NFL's Detroit
Hodges, who tried out but failed to make the Pittsburgh Steelers last
season, cited personal reasons for his decision to leave the Lions Tuesday.
He was attempting to make the club as a free agent.
Hodges, nicknamed Smoke in his heyday at CMU, rushed for 3,866 yards
and had 20 games of 100-yards as a tailback for the Chippewas from 1973-76.
* * * *
Celts making more moves
BOSTON-The Boston Celtics obtained guard Earl Tatum from the
Indiana Pacers yesterday for cash and Boston's No. 1 choice in the 1980 NBA
college draft.
The deal was another step in the Celtics' continuing overhaul of the team
roster after a 32-50 record last season.
The 6-foot-5 Tatum averaged 14.3 points last season, playing 25 games
for the Los Angeles Lakers and 57 for Indiana.
He was obtained by the Pacers, along with center James Edwards, for
forward Adrian Dantley and center Dave Robisch.
Tatum, 25, became available when the Pacers traded their top pick in
the June NBA draft to the Portland Trailblazers for guard Johnny Davis.
The Boston deal for Tatum was made by new Celtics owner John Y.
Brown, who took over the franchise this month.
Tatum, a former Marquette star, is considered a swingman who will
play forward and guard. He was the Lakers' second draft pick in 1976.

When it comes to golf,
this guy 's reall an ace
KINGWOOD W.Va. (AP) - If fellows were playing ahead of us, and
repetition is the'key to athletic success, they let us play through. Right after I
Joe Schmidle Jr.'s golf game is going to hit, one of them yelled, 'That's the first
become mighty good. hole in one Iever saw. And sure enough,
Schmidle, a 60-year-old Kingwood we walked up to the hole and there it
trucking firm operator, used his trusty was.
six-iron Monday to fire the third hole in "My first thoughts were, 'I can't af-
one of his golfing career on Preston ford this two days ina row."'
Country Club's par-3, 142-yard sixth Schmidle now becomes one of the
hole, few-maybe the only-16-handicapper
A day later-using the same ball he in the country who's had four holes in
used the previous day-Schmidle defied one. But he hopes his handicap will be
all odds of repeating his ace on the dropping in the near future.
same hole, again with the same six "This is the best golf I've every
iron. played," said Schmidle, whose
"I didn't even know the ball had gone previous two aces also came on par-3
into the hole," said Schmidle, who hass holes at Preston Country Club. He
been golfing for 40 years. "Four young earlier aced the 160-yard ninth hole and
the 183-yard 11th hole,
"I've always had a terrible swing, but
all of a sudden it's getting better. I'll
Leaders tell you one thing, it's a lot more en-
joyable to play golf when you're playing
like this."
G AB R H Pct.
Carew Min ........ 82 306 52 108 .353 HARRIS ON QBs
Lynn Hsn .....81 293 46 97 .331
LezcanoMil........75 245 43 81 .331 DALLAS (AP)-Cliff Harris, the
RiceBoMil. 89... 7145 819.321 head-hunting free safety of the Dallas
cbbage n. 8 210 66 -2 Cowboys, says there are two kinds of
Sundberg Tex......8 294 2 92 .313 quarterbacks-the smart ones and
SundtrgokexHo.... 8543941896 .311 those who think they are smart.
Yztrzmski Bsn .... 85 309 41 96 .311 "I love to play against a quarterback
BBellCie ......... 84 334 47 103 .308 with a big ego," Harris said. "I'll beat
Piniella NY ....... 64 227 31 70 .308 him every time. The ones who give me
RoJackson C ..... 73 257 32 79 .307 trouble are the genuinely smart guys.
tome Runs
Rice, Boston, 23; Baylor. California, 2i: Hisle,
Milwaukee, 20; Thornton cleveland, 19: GAlex-
ander, Cleveland, 19; JThompson, Detroit, 1; G3SHORT or LONG
Thomas, Milwaukee, 19.
Runs BattedIn Haircutting By Experts
Rice, Boston, 76; Staub, Detroit, 73; JThompson, DASCOLA
Detroit, 63; Hisle, Milwaukee, 63; Thornton, Cleve-
land, 5. PitShing (elonTYLISTS
Guidry, New York, 13-1, .929; Eckersley, Boston, Arborland-971-9975
11-2, .046; Romo, Seattle, 8-2, .800; Tiant, Boston, Moplo VlIago-761-2733
7-2, .778; Gura, Kansas City, 7-2, .778; Sosa, Oak- E. Liberty-6689329
and, 7-2, .778; Lee,,1 . ton,'ID ,7 Q,-,G iKas ,-.., l *versity-662-0354

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