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SPORTS
Tuesday, January 11, 1983

The Michigan Daily

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Academics dominate NCAA summit

MSU -$175,000
but+ coach Perkes

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Legislation to toughen
academic requirements could destroy many athletic
programs at black universities, the president of
Grambling State told delegates at the 77th NCAA
convention, yesterday.
In the meantime, support for the measures seemed
divided along racial lines. Black educators charged
that proposals to include minimum scores on ACT or
SAT college entrance exams would be racially and
regionally discriminatory. They also questioned,
during a three-hour delegate discussion, why no
blacks were included on either NCAA or American
Council on Education committees that drew up
several of the academic measures.
MANY WHITE educators urged adoption of a
proposal that would include minimum ACT and SAT
scores and denied that it would discriminate against
blacks. The proposal, No. 48, was drawn up by the
ACE and also has the public support of the College
Football Association.
Delegates will begin voting today.

"I do not want anyone to get the idea that we are
not concerned with stronger academic standards,"
said Dr. Joseph Johnson, president of Grambling.
"But we also know how biased the ACT and SAT tests
can be." Johnson said he spoke for all 114
predominantly black schools that comprise the
National Association for Equal Opportunity.
DR. CHARLES Young, chancellor of UCLA and a
member of both the NCAA and the ACE committees,
urged the convention to adopt Proposal No. 48.
The measure would require high school athletes to
have taken-a "core curriculum" of at least 11
academic courses, including English, math, social
sciences and natural or physical sciences. Students
would also need a 2.0 high school grade point and a
minimum 700 combined score on the SAT verbal and
math sections or a 15 composite score on the ACT.
The proposal would go into effect in August 1986.
"This is not meant to restrict admission," Young
said. "It is a proposal which we believe will make it
more likely for students to succeed academically.
Those who do not meet the requirements are not

likely to succeed academically if they are also com-
peting athletically in the very intensive ways now
required of athletes."
YOUNG SAID he did not know why no black
educators were included on the NCAA or ACE com-
mittees. "Some were invited, but did not come," he
said.
Johnson said he and other black educators "have
no problem with the core curriculum. We already
have that. But if it, (No. 48) passes it could
destroy our programs."
In other news, the NCAA has asked its lawyers to
draft a bill making NCAA television sports plans
exempt from federal antitrust laws, it was disclosed
Monday.
Michael Scott, of the Washington, D.C. law firm of
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, told the opening session
of the NCAA's 77th annual convention that an an-
titrust exemption is one of several options if an ap-
peals court upholds a lower court ruling which over-
turned the NCAA's four-year $261.5 million football
TV package with ABC and CBS.

EAST LANSING (UPI) - Michigan
State University gave the Philadelphia
Stars $175,000 to settle the fledgling
professional team's $1 million lawsuit
against MSU for hiring former Stars'
coach George Perles, it was reported
yesterday.
The Stars are a member of the United
States Football League (USFL).
The Lansing State Journal, citing a

?DEFENSE SPARKS WOMEN'S THIRD VIC TOR Y:
Cagers roll over Iowa

By JIM DAVIS
Lori Gnatkowski dished off a season-
:high 10 assists and Peg Harte scored 26
points as the Wolverines' wome1s
-cagers soundly defeated the Iowa
'Hawkeyes, 83-62, Sunday afternoon at
Crisler Arena.
"We finally put two good halves
together," said Michigan head coach
Gloria Soluk. The Wolverines, who have
won their last three out of four contests,

used a zone defense most of the game
and shut down the Hawkeyes in the
second half, allowing only 26 points.
MEANWHILE the offense played
consistently, with a season-high 22
assists credited to the Wolverines.
Gnatkowski added four steals and eight
points to her ten assists and freshman
Orethia Lilly contributed 20 points and
three steals.
Both teams ran off spurts of points

early in the game, with neither team
opening a lead of more than eight points
before the other ran off a streak of its
own.
The Wolverines took the lead for good
with about four minutes remaining in
the first half and led the Hawkeyes 42-36
at the intermission. Michigan then ran
off a 21-8 advantage in the first 10
minutes of the second half and coasted
to the victory.
HARTE, AVERAGING 23.4 points
per game this season, added five assists
and six rebounds to the Wolverine ef-
fort. The sophomore forward played a
physical game at the low post against a
bigger Iowa team.
"It's always rough under there," said
Harte, who nevertheless hit on 10 of 17
shots from the field. She added that
teammates Diana Wiley and Wendy
Bradetich have made the battle under
the boards a little easier. Bradetich and
Wiley each had eight rebounds and
scored 13 and 10 points, respectively.
The victory upped Michigan's record
to 3-9 and evened its Big Ten record at
1-1. Iowa fell to 4-6 overall, 0-2 in the Big
Ten.
THE WOLVERINES' next assign-
ment? "We have to go play Minnesota
(Friday night) on the road," said Soluk.
"We're hoping we can hang in and
hopefully pull out a victory."
The women cagers then travel to
Wisconsin to play the Badgers on Sun-
day afternoon.
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Memphis St.
takes over
top spot
NEW YORK (UPI - Memphis State
reached the pinnacle of its 36-year
basketball history yesterday by gaining
the No. 1 position for the first time ever
in the weekly United Press Inter-
national's Board of Coaches college
ratings.
The unbeaten Tigers (11-0), ranked
No. 2 last week, received 24 first place
votes and 552 points from the 40 mem-
bers of the coaches board who par-
ticipated in this week's ratings to wrest
the No. 1 spot away from Indiana. The
Hoosiers suffered their first loss of the
season during the week, at the hands of
Ohio State, and dropped to fourth.
VIRGINIA, ranked fourth a week
ago, crushed Maryland in its only
outing of the week and moved into the
No. 2 position. The Cavaliers (11-1)
received 14 first place votes and 545
points.
Unbeaten St. John's, which set a
school record by winning its 13th
straight game, conquered two op-
ponents during the week, including Pat
Ewing-led Georgetown, to vault four
places into the No. 3 position.
Coach Dana Kirk, who has a 61-33
record at Memphis State, said he was
happy with the Tigers' No. 1 honor but
not too concerned about it.
"IT'S A MATTER of pride," he said.
"I'm pleased for the players and fans.
But, as far as being overly concerned,
no, I'm not."
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MSU shortly before Christmas.
Perles, who was head coach of the
Stars, was named to the head coaching
position at MSU following the dismissal
of former Spartan coach Muddy
Waters.
The paper's source said the univer-
sity paid more than $700,000 in the
process of hiring Perles. Perles' five-
year contract with MSU is worth
$485,000 and there are two years
remaining on Waters' $50,700 annual
contract.
In addition, the source said there are
a "ton of legal fees" resulting from the
deal.
Vermeil quits Phily post
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A teary-
eyed Dick Vermeil, saying he was
"burned out" after seven seasons as
head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles,
ended weeks of speculation yesterday
by resigning.
Leonard Tose, owner of the National
Football League franchise, im-
mediately named Eagles' defensive
coordinator Marion Campbell, former
head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, as
Vermeil's replacement. Tose also fir-
mly denied rumors that the club was for
sale.
"I'm my own worst enemy," Ver-
meil, 46 said at a hastily called news
conference. "I'm far too intense, far
too emotional and I put too much into
trying to get things together."
His decision to quit came at the end of
a season in which the Eagles, one of the
contenders in Super Bowl XV two years
ago, compiled a 3-6 record.

Perles
... MSU's expensive coach
confidential source, said the settlement
was reached Friday. According to the
source,U.S. District Court Judge
Donald VanArtsdalen in Philadelphia
ordered the Stars and MSU not to
reveal terms of the settlement at MSU's
request.
THE STARS had filed the suit against

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Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Freshman center Wendy Bradetich looks toward the basket as several
Cleveland State Vikings close in during a game played earlier this season.
The Wolverines lost this game, but were victorious Sunday afternoon,
beating the Iowa Hawkeyes, 83-62.

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