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A roundup of the week Aug. 17-23
August 30, 1971
AUTO RACING—RICHARD PETTY, the first stock-car driver to top the $1 million mark in total earnings on the NASCAR circuit, became the first to reach $200,000 in a single season when he finished second by 2.1 seconds to Bobby Allison in the $120,000 Talladega (Ala.) 500-mile race.
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August 30, 1971

A Roundup Of The Week Aug. 17-23

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DENIED: Second place in the 1971 NCAA basketball championships to VILLANOVA, for playing MVP Howard Porter while he was ineligible. Porter allegedly signed a pro contract with the ABA Pittsburgh Condors before the tournament began.

PLACED ON PROBATION: THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, indefinitely, by the NCAA, for three athletic rule violations The NCAA also denied the appeal of a UCLA track and football star, JAMES McALISTER, for restoration of his eligibility for the 1971 season.

RESIGNED: JERRY STEELE, 32, youngest coach in major league sports, from the ABA's Carolina Cougars, for health reasons.

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