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Wednesday, August 1,197b

Judge rules NCAA's formula
to figure aid is unconstitutional

TOPEKA, Kan. (P) - A federal district court
judge yesterday declared unconstitutional the
NCAA's method of computing aid to student-
athletes at its member colleges and universi-
Judge Richard D. Rogers also ordered Univer-
sity of Kansas track sprinter Clifford Wiley
restored to full eligibility on scholarship in a
case which could have far-reaching effects on
the NCAA.
An attorney for the NCAA, the Big Eight Con-
ference and the university, George Gangwere,
said he assumed the organizations would appeal
the decision to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
in Denver.
IT IS believed only the second time the NCAA
has lost a decision at this high level. The other
case involved Howard University some years
Wiley, declared ineligible by Kansas last March
because his track scholarship and a federal stu-
dent grant combined to provide him with more
income than the NCAA formula permitted,
brought suit.
Rogers issued injunctions last spring permit-
ting Wiley to continue to compete for Kansas in
the conference and NCAA tracks meets - com-
petition which he contended were vital in his ef-
fort to win a place on the U. S. Olympic team.
He did not make the Olympic team.
IN HIS opinion, Rogers noted that Wiley, a
black sophomore from Baltimore, came from a

family of nine children. He also noted that Wi-
ley's parents were divorced when he was six
years old, and that the father had contributed
nothing to the support of the family since.
The decision also noted that Wiley received
the maximum $1,400 federal aid for the 1975-76
school year under the government's Basic Edu-
cational Opportunity Grant program.
He also received $2,621 from his track schol-
arship, pushing him beyond the $2,756 maximum
a student-athlete at Kansas could receive under
the NCA A formula.
". . . The court finds that Article 3, Section
4 b as drafted and applied by the NCAA denies
Cliffnrd Wiley equal protection as guaranteed
by the Constitution of the United States when
apnlied to student-athletes receiving an athletic
scholarship covering only 'commonly accepted
educational expenses' and a full Basic Educa-
tionl Opnortunity Grant because of a zero stu-
dentelirihility index," Rogers wrote.
ROGERS issued a permanent injunction
a-ainst Kansas, the Big Eight and the NCAA
to nrohibit them from denying Wiley the right
to narticinate in track or from denving him any
rigthts and privileges associated with his track
The judge said he also found the NCAA meth-
od of counting the BEOG grants in with other
aid for determining the maximum student aid
"violates the equal protection clause of the 14th
Amendment to the United States Constitution."

Bob Wynn, who won the B.C. Open Golf Tournament Monday,
strikes a victory pose after sinking a 20-foot birdie putt on the
17th hole of the final day. The birdie helped Wynn to a one-
stroke victory over Bob Gilder.

Tigers split with Rangers

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Steve Hargan
scattered eight hits to earn his
first shutout of the season as
the Texas Rangers defeated the
Detroit Tigers 3-0 for a split
of their twi-night doublehead-
er yesterday.
Detroit won the opener 7-5 on
a bases - loaded, three - run
double by Rusty Staub in the
sighth inning.
Tom Grieve staked Hargan
to a 1-0 lead in the second in-
ning of the niehteap with a
home run, his 12th. Grieve
opened the fourth with a dou-
ble, stole third and scored
on a two-out single by Juan
The Ranners scored their fi-
nal run in t"'- eiehth off starter
Jim Crawford, 0-4. on a ninch
single by Snny Thomnson af-
ter Mike Ilarorove hod doubled.
Hargan we't all the way for
the second time to raise his

record to 5-3. Detroit had a
number of scoring opportunities
but veteran right-hander Har-
gan bore down in the tight situ-
In the opener, the Rangers
had given Bert Blyleven a
5-4 lead after seven innings,
but reliever Jeff Terpko gave
up walks to Tom Veryzer and
Pedro Garcia to begin the
eighth. Ron LeFlore sacrific-
ed and Joe Hoerner came in
and walked pinch-hitter Wil-
lie Horton intentionally.
After pinch - hitter Alex John-
son forced Veryzer at home,
Staub poked his double to left
to make a winner of reliever
Dne Lemanczyk, 4-4.
Stalb's hit raised his career
RBT total 1,002, including 65
this season.
Jason Thompson drove in
tire- runs for the Tigers on a
sing-l' fi-lder's choice grounder
and his 17th home run, while

Veryzer doubled in a run.
Twins toppled
B A L T I M O R E - Jim
Palmer allowed just ont hit-a
second - inning single by Mike
Cubbage - and pitched the
Baltimore Orioles to a 2-0 vic-
tory over the Minnesota Twins
last night.
Palmer, first 15-game win-
ner in the American League,

retired 14 consecutive batters
after Cubbage grounded a
hit throught the right side.
Rod Carew broke the string
by working Palmer for a
walk in the seventh inning.
The 30-year-old right-hander,
the league's Cy Young Award
winner in two of the last three
seasons, was given fine fielding
support by the Baltimore in-
field on the way to his fourth
career-one-hitter. He has lost 10

times this season.
The Orioles, have won four
straight games.
Padres pinched
NEW YORK - John Milner':
tie - breaking pinch single in
the eighth inning last night
gave the New York Mets a 5-4
victory over the San Diego Pa-
dres and their ace left - hander
Randy Jones.

IlajoU Leag.e sean

East ,
Philadehiihlia 73 37 .664
Pittshurgh 60 it .541
New Y lork 514 56 .509
Chicago x? 62 .456
St. Louis 4 6? .431
Montrami 5n 6 .364
Cinvinnati a3 40 .646
Los Aneles d0 5? .516
Honslte 5J 5! .441
San Ilirgo s55 a .478
Atlanta 5? 61 .460
San IrancisCo 49 i; .4?
1easerday's ilremilts
Chicago 6. Cincinnati 5
Los Angeles 5, iPttsburhi 1
Atlanta ?, Ptiladelphia I
Montreal :. saniFrancisco
New Ytrk . San Diego 4
St. Loi, S. llouston 1

GH 1

W L Pct. GBi
New York 64 44 .593 -
Salti'nlue 56 5' 5 .519 81.
Cleveland 53 56 .486 11'.,
Roston 52 55 .486 11',
Detroit : a 58 .477 12'
Milwaukee 47 s .448 151
Kansas City 68 4Z .618 -
Oaktand 58 53 .523 10%
Min,'esoaI-a 55 56 .495 .13
Texas 54 56 .491 14
Chicago ' 48 62 .436 20
California 48 64 .429 21
vesterday's Results
Detroit 7-0, Texas 5-3
Rallitinme 2, Minnesota 0
New York at Kansas City, n
Bvsih;n at California, i
Miliaukee at Oakalyd n
inloy 6.1mes1 scheduled
Today's Games
Minnesota (Singer 8-8) at Balti-
more (Garland 13-2), n
Chicago (Johnson 9-10) at Cleve-
land (Brown 7-7), n
Texas (Perry 11-8) at Detroit
(Fidrych 11-4), n
New York (Figueroa 14-6 or
Alexander 6-8) at Kansas City
(Bled 1t-4),n
Boston (Wise 9-8) at California
(Tanana 13-8), n
Milwaukee (Travers 13-I) at oak-
land (alote 0-10), n

Today's Ganes
Cincinali (Norman i11-2) at Chi-
etago (Bonham -)i
Los Angeles (Rhoden 9-1) at
Pittsburgh (Medich 5-11), n
Atlanta (Messersmith 11-9) at
Philadelphia (Underwood 6-3), n
San Francisco (D'Acquisto 3-6)
at Montreal (Fryman 9-8), n
San eDicg (Grilfin 6 3) at New
York (Matlack 11-6), n
toaston (Dierker 11-10) at St.
Louis (Denny 6-5), n

AP Photo
St. Louis Cardinals Joe Ferguson tumbles into Houston Astros catcher Ed Herrman to score dur-
ing the first inning of last night's contest. Ferguson stormed home on a tap by Cards Hestor Cruz
to third baseman Ken Boswell. Boswell threw home, but Ferguson crashed in for the run.

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