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SPORTS

Page 16 Friday, July 13, 1984
Tigers subdued
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota
left-hander Frank Viola ought to have
more children.
Viola has won six straight starts,
including yesterday's 4-2 victory over
the slumping Detroit Tigers. He gave
up just one run on five hits over eight
innings to win his fifth consecutive
game since the birth last month of
Frank John III.
Blue Jays fall; Orioles win
first game of a doubleheader.
See page 15 for all the
baseball scores.
"I HOPE he has about 10 more kids,"
said Twins Manager Billy Gardner.
Viola, 10-7, allowed only a solo homer
to Barbaro Garbey, his third, in the six-
th inning before pulling himself from
the lineup with a stiff shoulder after the
eighth. He is not expected to miss a
start.
Viola struck out five and walked one
and retired 12 straight Tigers between
the first and fifth innings.
"MAYBE I ought to be a daddy more
often," Viola said. "Maybe it's the
added responsibility or maybe it's just
that I'm not sleeping at night so I walk Lance Parrish gets back to second safely after rou
out there and don't know what I'm yesterday's 4-2 Tiger loss to Minnesota.
doing." double keying the rally. Minnesota "We haven't
Ron Davis pitched the ninth, allowing added an unearned run in the eighth month," Manag
a run on a leadoff walk to Chet Lemon when Dave Engle had a one-out single said. "We're g
and two-out singles by Kirk Gibson and and later scored on Tom Brunansky's enough wins to w
pinch hitter Johnny Grubb, to get his single. in the high 9os,
17th save. AMERICAN League East-leading scoring more ru
The Twins scored three runs with two Detroit is now 22-23 since its torrid 35-5 better, we're in tr
outs in the seventh, with Gary Gaetti's start. The Twins wer

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nding the base on Chet Lemon's sixth inning single during
played well the last comeback in the bottom of the seventh.
playe wel thelast Randy Bush started the inning with a
ger Sparky Anderson double off Dan Petry, 11-4. Brunanky
oing to have to have struck out and Tim Teufel flied out, but
in this thing, probably then Gaetti doubled and Houston
and if we don't start Jimenez and Kirby Puckett followed
ins early and pitching with RBI singles.
rouble." Minnesota has won 11 of its last 16
e trailing 1-0 before the games.

Colleges align for TV contracts

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From staff and wire reports
It may seem like an unlikely
marriage, but the Big Ten and Pac Ten
conferences have announced they will
join together and negotiate a single con-
tract for the telecasts of their football
games. The College Football
Association, a group of schools con-
sisting of major football powers, will
negotiate another contract, separate
from the Big Ten-Pac Ten pact, it was
announced yesterday.
The announcement of the Big Ten-
Pac Ten merger came on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court two weeks ago
struck down two existing NCAA
packages sold to CBS, ABC and ESPN
for almost $275 million, saying they
were in violation of federal antitrust
laws. On Tuesday, college football's
major schools turned down a last ditch
proposal by the NCAA for a TV package
that would have been based on volun-
tary cooperation.
No television contracts have been
signed yet by either the CFA or the Big
Ten-Pac Ten coalition. In all
probability each group would sign with
a different network. Under the current
""preme Court ruling, however, every
school may negotiate its own deal, local
or otherwise.
Both the CFA and the Big Ten-Pac

Ten are hurriedly solidifying and
broadening their membership, as well
as negotiating with the networks.
WAYNE DUKE, the Big Ten com-
missioner, had said his coalition was
talking with several Eastern and
Southern independents in an attempt to
widen its base. Duke did not provide
names of those schools.
Chuck Neinas, executive director of
the CFA, said each of his members had
each filed a commitment form to be
part of the organization's plan. Neinas
said "filed a commitment form" means
the schools are bound.
All 63 members of the CFA agreed
yesterday to join together forea
television package in 1984, officials
said.
THE CFA membership consists of the
Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 8
Conference,the Southeastern Con-
ference, the Southwest Conference, the
Western Athletic Conference and 19
major independents.
"Naturally, we are pleased with the
unanimous vote," Neinas said from the
CFA's headquarters in Denver.
"The CFA Television Committee will
commence discussions with all in-
terested television entities at the
earliest possible date," Neinas added.
HE SAID THE basic CFA television
plan provides for a national marketing

effort in two times period on each
date-offering those to national net-
works and national cable-as well as an
open period for conference and in-
stitutional telecasts in the afternoon,
which would be used for local and
regional broadcasts.
Representatives from schools

belonging to the CFA voiced support for
the organization.
"We're committing to the CFA. It's
the only choice we have," said Dr. Ed
Bozik, the athletic director at the
University of Pittsburgh.
Joe Kearney, commissioner of the
nine member WAC, said his schools had
"only one choice."

Canham: CFA
By PAUL HELGREN
The Big Ten and Pac Ten con-
ferences might still join the College
Football Association if the move
does not violate federal anti-trust
regulations, Michigan Athletic
Director Don Canham said yester-
day.
The Supreme Court recently
upheld a ruling that said the NCAA
violated anti-trust laws with its
monopoly of the telecasts of college
football games. The decision left
schools free to join alternative
organizations or negotiate contracts
on their own.
NEARLY ALL of the major football
schools joined the CFA, with the ex-
ception of the Big Ten and Pac Ten,
which formed their own coalition. If
these conferences would join the

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CFA, virtually all college football
powers would negotiate one
television deal. This, according to
Canham, would risk being taken to
court under the same ruling that
benched the NCAA TV plan.
"That was the first thing that
prevented us from joining the CFA.
Is it legal?" Canham said in a
telephone interview last night. "If
the Big Ten and Pac Ten joined the
CFA you'd have another monopoly
like the NCAA was."
Canham added that the Big Ten-
Pac Ten coalition would make a
final move after discussing the
situation with legal advisors and
with network executives in New
York next week. Canham is expec-
ted to meet with the networks next
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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