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Page Twelve


Wednesday, June 11, 1975


Big Ten
After three consecutive Big Ten titles and three
frustrating years of sitting home during the holidays
watching bowl games on television, it appears jus-
tice has finally arrived for Coach Bo Schembechler
and his Michigan Wolverines.
During a meeting of its Board of Control of In-
tercollegiate Athletics, Michigan cast the sixth
and deciding vote in favor of a proposal that would
open the door to other post-season bowl games.
A conference majority was needed and five other
schools had alrendy approved the measure.
THE NEW -PROPOSAL would permit up to four
Big Ten teams to appear in bowl games with the
stipulation that the conference champion automatic-
ally go to the Rose Bowl.
In addition a second-place finisher must be in-
vited before a third-place finisher may accept an
invitation and so on to the fourth place team. A
team does not have to accept an invitation.

changes I
The conference has also taken steps to insure
only prestigious bowl games by requiring that a
team not participate in any bowl games prior to
Dec. 26.
The entire proposal is pending ratification by the
PAC-8 conference which is considered a mere for-
mality. The west coast conference earlier rejected
a similar proposal offered by one of its schools.
Previously, only the conference champion could
participate in post-season play, which meant the
Rose Bowl due to an exclusive contract with the
Pasadena grono and the Pacific Eight conference.
TWO SgASONS ago Michigan and Schembechler
were brought into national prominence when the
conference's athletic directors voted to send co-
champion Ohio State to the Pasadena classic. The
Wolverines and Buckeyes had finished the season
undefeated and their seasonal clash resulted in a
10-10 tie, but Michigan supporters felt they had an
edge in that Ohio State had gone west the preceed-
ing year.

Bowl -rule
The now-famous vote by the athletic directors
brought public outrage and criticism from Schem-
bechler and as a result he was later reprimanded
by Commissioner Wayne Duke.
To avoid further controversy the conference adopt-
ed a format whereby the Rose Bowl representative
will be automatically determined. This will become
effective in the fall.
BY ADOPTING the new bowl policy the Big
Ten has lifted itself from further controversy and
at the same time has increased its source of con-
ference revenue.
Presently all teams share in Rose Bowl receipts
with a major portion going to the representative
school. According to the new rule this procedure
would continue, but the other bowl receipts would
also be split in the same fashion. Should a team
decline an invitation and another Big Ten team ac-
cept, the first team would forfeit its share of the
resulting Big Ten profits.

Sports of the Pail
World Series rained out
By The Associated Press
0 M A H A, N E B. -- Rain forced postponement yesterday
of the winner's round game matching Arizona State and South
Carolina in the 29th College World Series.
The tournament's two unbeatens will clash Wednesday night
at 7:30 p.m. Arizona State is 60-11 and South Carolina 49-4 for
the season.
The rain-ot forced the entire tournament schedule back
one day. Only "or teams of the original eight are left in
the double elimin-tion tournament.
Tonight's game matching Oklahoma, 52-9, and Arizona as
well as Texas, 54-6, and South Carolina will now be played to-
With the rainout, the tournament will run through June 13
and could extend a day longer if a once-beaten team captures
the title.
Man pleads innocent in Illini murder
URBANA, ILL. - A Champaign man denied yesterday he
fired the shot that killed University of Illinois defensive end
Greg Williams.
David Kelly, 21, one of four murder defendants in the Nov.
9 slaying, testified he did not bring a .22-cal. pistol to the Kappa
Alpha Psi fraternity party.
The shooting occurred the night before the Illinois-Michigan
game which the Wolverines barely won 14-6.
"I don't even own a pistol," Kelly told a Circuit Court jury
of eight men and four women.
Witnesses ssid 50 persons jammed the entrance of the
fraternity house shortly afer midnight, trying to get into the
Homecoming weekend party. Several, including at least some
of the accused, obiected to a $1 admission fee, witnesses said.
The defendants, all from Champaign, were not members of
the fraternity.
Kappa Alpha Psi members testified that Kelly and another
defendant. Steven Dorsey, 24, were beaten on the head by frater-
nitv brothers with sticks used in martial arts drills.
Williams, a native of Miami, Fla., pointed a Brazilian-made
.3R-cal. nistol ott the door and fired several shots, witnesses said.
Thev said he evidently onened fire to halt the commotion.
Instead, a second volley erupted and Williams was wounded
in the right eye. He died seven hours later in a hospital.
Dumn ffowie campaign
CHICAGO -, A movement to block Baseball Commissioner
Bowie Kuhns' re-election to another seven year term has begun
among American League club owners, the Chicago Sun-Times
said in yesterday's editions.
In a Houston datelined story, the newspaper reported that at
least three owners have aligned to stop Kuhn's reappointment
when his contract expires Aug. 12, 1976.
The owners' plan, the newspaper said, will surface July 14
when AL owners hold their annual meeting in Milwaukee.
Identified as charter members of the "Dump Bowie Club"
were Jerry Hoffberger of Baltimore, Charles Finley of Oakland
and George Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees.
San Fran signs Johnson
SAN FRANCISCO-Kermit Johnson, who set a career rushing
record at UCLA and ran for 1,000 yards as a rookie in the World
Football League last year, has signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
Johnson signed a multi-year contract with the Natiisal
Football League club Monday, reportedly for $75,000 a year.
Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound halfback, was drafted seventh
by the 49ers a year ago, but he had already signed a contract, along
with James McAlister, to play for the WFL's Southern California

May I cut in?
Umpire Russ Goetz makes his presence known as he pounces into the action and calls the Angels'
Mickey Rivers, who is attempting to steal second, out. The New York Yankees manned their
bats and destroyed Nolan Ryan's chance to become the Major League's first 11 game winner,
by defeating California 6-4.

MSU woes
DETROIT (UPI)-The latest
development in the investiga-
tion of alleged violations by
Michigan State's football team
centers on long distance tele-
phone calls made by players at
university expense, according
to a Detroit radio station.
Radio Station WJR Sports Di-
rector Bob Reynolds said yes-
terday he learned the NCAA
has expanded its probe to in-
clude allegations that unnamed
Spartan football players charged
personal long distance calls to
the university.
Such calls are a violation of
NCAA rules and each call would
represent, an individual viola-
tion in the probe, a spokesman

Major League Standings

W L Pet. GO
Boston 28 2 .560 -
New York 29 15 .537 1
Milwaukee 25 27 .481 4
Detroit 23 27 .460 5
Cleveland 23 30 .434 6'2
Baltimore 22 30 .423 7
Oakland 33 22 .600 -
Kansas City 32 25 .561 2
Minnesota 26 25 .510 5
Texas 28 17 .509 5
California 28 I2 .491 6
Chicago 23 31 .426 91
Last Night's Games
Oakland 3, B~altimore0
Texas 8, Boston 3
Minnesota 5, Cleveland 3, 12 inn.
New York 6, California 4
Kansas City 4, Detroit 3
Today's Games
California (Hassler 3-5 and Tan-
ana 3-4) at Detroit (Lolich 7-3 and
Bare 1-2), night
Minnesota (Pazik 0-3) at New
York (May 6-2), night
Cleveland (Perry 6-8) at Kansas
City (Leonard 2-2), night
Oakland (Bosnian 2-3) at Milwau-
kee (Slaton 3-7), night
Boston (Lee 8-5) at Chicago
(Kant 9-3), night

W L Pet. Gil
Pittsburgh 29 22 .569 -
New York 20 23 .531 2
Philadelphia 28 25 .528 2
Chicago 29 26 .527 2
St. Louis 26 25 .510 3
Montreal 17 29 .370 9'
Cincinnati 34 24 .586 -
Los Angeles 34 24 .586 -
San Francisco 28 26 .519 4
San ODego 27 2 .491 5a
Atlanta 25 32 .439 09 ,
Houston 21 40 .344 141/
Last Night's Games
St. Louis at Atlanta, ppd. rain
Pittsburgh 9, Cincinnati 5
Houston 4, Chicago 3
Philadelphia at San Diego, inc.
Today's Games
Philadelphia (Underwood 6-4) at
San Francisco (Caldwell 2-5)
Chicago (Burris 6-5) at Atlanta
(Morton 6-6), night
St Louis (MGlothen 6-4) at Cin-
cinnati (Gullett 7-3), night
Pittsburgh (Kison 6-1) at Hous-
ton (Gullett 7-3), night
Montreal (Blair 4-4) at San Diego
(Folkers 0-3), night
New York (Tate 2-5) at Los Aan-
geles (au 5-5), night

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