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SPORTS
Page 12 Saturday, July 16, 1983 The Michigan Daily
Fight night at the Comfort
Young boxers battle X
By PAUL HELGREN "SHOE SHINE, Mike. Shoe shine," w
There was some heavy-duty brawling Carr yelled to Williams, who obliged his
in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn coach with a Muhammad Ali-like shuf-
last night, much to the delight of about fle dance.
250 on-lookers. The evening's second match saw
No, the participants were not David McCurtis of Kalamazoo use his
inebriated rabble-rousers. They were superior height and reach to win a
young boxers, between the ages of 11 technical knockout over Defiance's
and 20, all fighting for a shot at the Mid- Scott Depew in a battle of 13 year olds.
American Junior and Senior In- The fight was halted for five minutes
vitational Tournament championship. between the second and third rounds
THERE WERE 23 fights scheduled because of a low blow suffered by
for last night's opening round action. Depew. Fight organizer and coach of
Semifinals continue tonight at 7:30 and the host Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor boxing
the finals begin at 3:30 Sunday after- club Stacy McKinley said the delay was
noon in this third annual event, for "the safety of the fighters."
Fighters representing four states and McCURTIS came right out and
Canada competed in action last night. rocked Depew with a series of com-
While some of the fighting did indeed binations that forced referee Smither to
resemble barroom brawling, intensity call for the standing eight. The fight
was the key word for the three-round resumed but not for long, as McCurtis
(one minute per round) battles. leveled Depew, ending the fight.
The opening fight was a mismatch as Patterson, N.J.'s Bobby Smith won a
Michael Williams, fighting out of unanimous decision over Dennis
Sherman Gardens in Detroit, scored a Gallagher of Skidway Lake in the third
unanimous decision over Chad fight of the night. This battle of 14 year
Weninged from Defiance, Ohio. olds was close until midway through the
"MICHAEL followed the game plan second round when blood appeared
to the tee," said Williams' beaming from the nose of Gallagher after
coach Eddie Carr. Carr added that the several blows to the face.
11-year-old fighter upped his record to The fourth match of the evening saw
12-1 with the victory. Gilbert Augular of Kalamazoo's Kayo
Williams dominated the first two Club defeat Bengy Grignadi, also from
rounds with a flurry of fists that Kalamazoo. Grignadi came on strong in
frustrated the smaller Weninged. the final round but it was not enough to
Weninged was openly weeping between stop the gritty Augular, who had built a
the second and third rounds. substantial lead in the first two rounds. Daily Photo by DOUG McMAHON
Referee Hugh Smithers called D Augular's victory had a bit of humor
anding eight count on Weninged early added to it when he accidentally spit on Bengi Girnadi of Kalamazoo (right) ducks a left-jab from Gilbert Augular,
in the third round. Seconds later the his corner man between rounds. also of Kalamazoo i Mid-American Junior and Senior Invitational boxing
fight ended, Williams the obvious vic- The 23 scheduled fights were expec- action at the Comfort Inn last night. Angular won the bout on a unanimous
tor. ted to last until midnight. decision.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Save TV contract, NCAA asks

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Collegiate
Athletic Association asked a Supreme Court justice
yesterday to temporarily salvage $263.5 million wor-
th of television contracts for NCAA college football.
Association lawyers asked Justice Byron R. White
to temporarily set aside a federal appeals court
ruling that the NCAA violated federal anti-trust law
in negotiating the contracts with ABC, CBS and the
Turner Broadcasting System.
"ANY ATTEMPT to revamp things for 1983 would
produce wasted motion, chaos or both," NCAA
lawyers told White.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled earlier
this month that the NCAA had-violated the Sherman
Act, a major anti-trust law, by controlling the
televising of college football. The appeals court
upheld a similar ruling by a federal trial judge in
New Mexico in a lawsuit filed against the NCAA by
the University of Oklahoma and the University of
Georgia Athletic Association.
The lawsuit contended that individual colleges and
universities should be free to make their own TV
deals despite the NCAA's contracts that extend over
several seasons.
U.S. District Judge Juan Burciaga struck down the
television contracts last September but the 10th Cir-
cuit court postponed the effect of his ruling while it
reviewed the NCAA's appeal.

EARLIER this month, the appeals court agreed
with Burciaga and lifted its stay. NCAA lawyers,
noting that the appeals court ruling jeopardizes the
television-contracting system used by the NCAA for
32 years and some $74 million for the 1983 season
alone, turned to Justice White for help.
The emergency request asked White to postpone
the effect of the lower court rulings until the full,
Supreme Court can consider a formal appea' by the
NCAA - most likely sometime late this ye r in
1984, and after the 1983 collegiate football seain.
"There is little to be served after 32 years in making
frenzied rearrangements for the 1983 season, only to
place the original plan back into effect after this
court's anticipated order," White was told. "If we are
wrong, and this court denies review or agrees with
the appeals court there is little to be lost in waiting
until 1984 to implement the new scheme of things."
Panthers, Stars meet in "grudge match"
DENVER (AP) - It's not exactly the National
Football League's Washington-Dallas rivalry -
these teams haven't been around long enough - but
the Michigan Panthers and Philadelphia Stars still
say there's some getting even to get done.
When they meet in tomorrow night's first United
States Football League championship game, a few
old wounds, some inflicted even before.the season

began, will be opened. It could make for some very
interesting confrontations.
LAST FEBRUARY, when the USFL was staging
training-camp scrimmages in lieu of exhibition
games, the Panthers and Stars got in some cheap
shots, late hits and impromptu fistfights during a
supposedly friendly meeting in Florida.
"It's a bitter feeling, a bitter taste," said
Philadelphia wide receiver Rod Parker. 'There were
low blows thaf day, late cheap shots. There was a lot
of talk, a lot of mouthing off...Every three plays
there'd be a fight."
"It was intimidation on both sides," added John
Corker, the Panthers' free-wheeling linebacker. "We
knew we were going to have to encounter each other
later in the year so we decided it'd be a good time to
try and get the upper hand. So did they."
WHEN THEY did meet on June 5 in Philadelphia,
the Stars rallied for a 29-20 victory in a fracas-free
game. After it, Stars tackle Irv Eatman made some
comments which the Panthers - particularly Corker
- construed as a knock on their character.
"I think questioning a guy's character would get
anyone upset," Corker said. "I don't think I'd ever
say anything like that. To make irrational statements
like that about a ballclub or specific players on a
team, I think maybe that guy.should check his own
character."

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