Saturday, July 23, 1983
The Michigan Daily
Stay granted in TV case
By MIKE BERRES
Second of two parts
When Supreme Court Justice Byron
White granted the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA) a stay in its
battle over college football television
rights on Thursday morning he put
everything on hold for the upcoming
1983 season. But the struggle is far from
The earliest the Supreme Court will
confront the issue is October. At that
time, the nine justices will decide
whether they want to review the case.
There would have to be four judges in
favor of reviewing it. If they don't vote
to review the case, the lower court
decision will stand.
NCAA temporarily in
THAT DECISION, made by a federal
judge in New Mexico and later reaffir-
med by an appeals court, said the
NCAA violated the Sherman Act, a
major anti-trust law, by controlling
football on television.
For the 1983 season, at least, the
NCAA will continue its control of
college football on television.
Most people, including Michigan
Athletic Director Don Canham, did not
expect White to grant the NCAA a stay.
Canham did predict, however, that
televised college football would not
change drastically regardless of the
"THE FIRST good possibility is that
we'll (the universities) keep the NCAA
package to the networks. Of course, if
the judge doesn't grant a stay, the
package would be on a voluntary
College football on television has
been under NCAA control for the past 32"
years. Its control has come under in-
Canham explained why the NCAA is
apparently losing its grip on the
television rights. "The money is getting
so big. Everybody wants a part of it, so
the whole ballgame is changing."
THE SUPREME Court's eventual
decision on the issue will come later
this year or early in 1984. This decision
will end the struggle. Most people
speculate that it will end in defeat for
In spite of the stay, "Michigan and
the Big Ten will be better off (finan-
cially) this year than last year," said
Canham. "The Big Ten is stronger. It's
no longer the Big Two, Little Eight.
Illinois and Iowa are nationally ranked
(in pre-season polls). The conference's
teams will be televised more." The big
Ten divides all its TV revenue equally.
Northwestern gets the same as
Michigan, though the Wolverines are on
television much more.
Canham added that the Big Ten is in
an envious position. "A large portion of
the nation's television sets are in the
Midwest (45 percent)," he said. "More
are out West. This gives the Big Ten
and the Pac Ten very good bargaining
power before the networks. We are a
very marketable product."
THE MICHIGAN Athletic Director is
most annoyed by the NCAA's limit on
the number of television appearances a
team can make (six over a two-year
period). He favors more generous
"Obviously I would not want
Michigan on every week. That would
saturate the market too much."
Canham explained that unlimited ex-
posure of the national powers would in-
deed hurt the smaller schools. This is
one of the NCAA's main arguments for
RECENTLY Eddie Robinson, head
football coach of Grambling Univer-
sity, said that without the NCAA in con-
trol it would be the "kiss of death" for
Canham agreed in part. 'I know Ed.
For him, that would be true. But it's the
number of TVs."
Canham carried his point further,
striking a blow against the NCAA's
argument. "With limited exposure of
the Midwest powers, the Michigans,
Ohio States, and Notre Dames, the
MAC (Mid-American Conference)
would be of great interest. I'd be willing
to negotiate a contract for them."
"MICHIGAN is going to be well off
under any TV system," said Canham.
Although he would not speculate how
much money is out there for Michigan,
Canham did say how the first "extra"
revenue would be used, "We need to
build a new 50-meter pool for both the
men and the women. Right now the old
one, a 25-meter pool beings used by
everyone, is chaotic."
So too are the events that have taken
place in the NCAA television battle
... more money for Michigan
... issued stay
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Big Ten Athletes of Year named
CHICAGO (AP) - Iowa wrestler Ed Banach and
Michigan State track star Judi Brown have been
voted Big Ten men's and women's "Athlete-of-the-
The two were selected by a panel of Midwest media
representatives and will receive their awards July
29 prior tothe Big Ten football kickoff luncheon.
Banach compiled a 34-3 record and won both Big
Ten and NCAA championships. Brown won three Big
Ten individual titles and one NCAA championship.
Wisconsin goalie Marc Behrend was runnerup in
the men's voting and Purdue volleyball player Jane
Neff was second in the women's voting.
Cubs 7, San Diego 3
CHICAGO (AP) - Ryne Sandberg's two run single
capped a five-run sixth inning in which the Chicago
Cubs rapped out six straight singles yesterday and
rolled to a7-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.
Keith Moreland singled with one out in the sixth,
went to second on a wild pitch by loser Gary Lucas, 4-
6, took third ona single by Jody Davis and scored on a
single by Larry Bowa to snap a 2-2 tie.
Craig Lefferts, 3-3, who had entered in the top of the
inning, beat out a bunt to load the bases. Davis scored
on Mel Hall's infield single and Bowa also came
across on shortstop Garry Templeton's wild throw
past home. Sandberg then singled to score Lefferts
and Hall. The Padres had taken a 1-0 lead in the third
when Juan Bonilla was hit by a pitch, went to second
on a sacrifice and scored on the second of three
doubles by Alan Wiggins.
THE CUBS TIED the game in the fourth on Bill
Buckner's 13th home run and took the lead in the fifth
on a walk, a sacrifice and Hall's run-scoring single.
San Diego tied it in the top of the sixth with an
unearned run on two Chicago errors sandwiched
around Terry Kennedy's double.
Kennedy also doubled to open the eighth, went to
third on a single by Sixto Lezcano and scored when
Templeton hit into a double play.
Yankees 7, K.C. 6
NEW YORK (AP) - Don Baylor hita two-out, nin-
th-inning, wind-blown single down the third base line
and Steve Kemp raced home from first to give the
New York Yankees their seventh consecutive vic-
tory, 7-6, over the Kansas City Royals in the first
game of yesterday's twi-night doubleheader.
Mike Armstrong, 4-5, walked Kemp with two out,
then Baylor popped a pitch toward the stands along
the third base line with third baseman George Brett,
shortstop U.S. Washington and left fielder Pat
Sheridan in pursuit.
ALL THREE fielders pulled up, but a stiff breeze
pushed the ball back, inches fair. Sheridan caught it
after one high bounce but Kemp beat the throw home
by a stride.
The victory went to Rich Gossage, 7-3. He has two
victories and three saves in his last five appearances.
The Yanks took a 6-5 lead in the eighth inning when
Baylor walked, wsa bunted to second and scored on
Lou Piniella's pinch-double But the Royals tied it
in the top of the ninth when Brett walked, Hal McRae
singled for his fourth hit of the game, Gossage
replaced Dale Murray and Amos Otis singled up the
middle for his third run batted in of the game.
Royals' starter Gaylord Perry tooka 5-2 lead into
the sixth inning, when the Yankees tied it and chased
him. He loaded the bases on walks to Kemp and Roy
Smalley around a single to Baylor, Don Hood
replaced Perry and wild-pitched Kemp home, then
Jerry Mumphrey punched a two-run single to right.
Brett doubled home a first-inning run, Dave Win-
field's 15th homer put the Yankees ahead 2-1 in the
bottom of. the first, then the Royals scored two runs
int he third inning, one on Otis' double, and two more
in the fifth, one on a single by Otis.