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May 30, 1975 - Image 11

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Friday, May 30, 1975


Page Eleven

Sports of the Daily
New hoop loop?
NEW ORLEANS () - The allure of fast company and more
money has seven major independent colleges and a member of
the Missouri Valley Conference talking about forming a new bas-
ketball league.
Involved in the discussions are St. Louis, Dayton, Cincin-
nati, Memphis State, Tulane, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and
Louisville, the MVC member.
"I've been working on the formation of a league for the
better part of a year and a half," said Larry Albus, athletic
director at St. Louis.
"At this time, nothing is final. We have presented the idea
to a number of schools, and we are expecting replies in the next
week to 10 days."
The impetus for the new loop-aside from the opportunity
to make attractive and profitable home-and-home schedules-is
the prestige and money available at postseason tournaments.
NBA "scared to death"?
NEW YORK (p) - Ellie Brown is fed up with the image of
crusty superiority built around the National Basketball Associa-
She says if the league does not accept a $1-million challenge
from its junior rival, it's only because the NBA is "scared to
Mrs. Brown, 34, owns the Kentucky Colonels, champions
of the American Basketball Association, which has offered to
put up $1-million cash money for a short series between the
Colonels and the NBA title-holders, the Golden State War-
One day after the challenge was issued, retiring NBA Com-
missioner Walter Kennedy rejected it with little comment.
Mrs. Brown, constantly referring to Kennedy as a lame duck,
said "anybody with any sense at all" would have accepted the
challenge and the money.
"If someone offered you a one-million, dollar challenge,
wouldn't you accept it?" Mrs. Brown asked in a telephone in-
terview Wednesday. "I think the NBA is scared to death they'd
lose their prestige. They have this great image, and the only
reason for it is that they're on national television."
Ali to fight Frazier?
MANILA (A) - World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali
wants to defend his title against contender. and former champion
Joe Frazier next Oct. 15 in Manila, the English-language Times-
Journal reported yesterday.
In its exclusive report, the daily newspaper attributed the
story to Filipino fight promoter Lope Sarreal Jr., who said it will
be a $10 million promotion.
American promoter Don King, who handled the All-Fore-
man title fight in Zaire last October and the forthcoming
Ali-Joe Bugner title match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next
June 30, reportedly cabled Sarreal last Monday to start nego-
tiations here by depositing in escrow with an unnamed bank
King reportedly wants the Manila fight to start at 10 p.m.
New York time 11 a.m. Manila time for live television coverage.
ABC announces grid schedule
NEW YORK , (A) - ABC announced its 1975 college football
television schedule yesterday with two Monday night games start-
ing the season.
Missouri's game at Alabama Monday night, Sept. 8 and Notre
Dame at Boston College a week later open ABC's football schedule.
After those two games, the NCAA telecasts switch to
the traditional Saturday afternoons with a number of attractive
matchups listed.
They include Ohio State at UCLA on Oct. 4, Michigan at
Michigan State one week later and Southern California at Notre
Dame on Oct. 25.
In November, the network will show Ohio State at Michigan
as part of a Nov. 22 doubleheader.

UNITED STATES distance runners perform before an unusual audience at the United States-
China track meet in Peking, China. Row upon row of Chinese soldiers watch attentively as Ted
Castaneda (6) won the 5,000-meter steeplechase in 13:49.8. US teammate Gary Tuttle (42) finished
third. The touring U. S. tracksters held a farewell banquet for Chinese sports officials in Pe-
king yesterday. University of Michigan Athletic Director Don Canham is a member of the com-
mittee that organized the US-China track meet.

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