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A roundup of the week Nov. 19-25
December 03, 1973
PRO BASKETBALL—ABA: As usual, the league was making more news off-court than on-court. Item: Commissioner Mike Storen orders the first replay in ABA history. Feeling that three crucial seconds of the Nov. 14 game were taken away from San Antonio, he will have the last 30 seconds of the apparent 84-83 Indiana victory replayed Dec. 2. Item: Storen suspends Referee Jimmy Clark for several days for "actions not up to the highest standards required" by the league. Clark had ejected New York's Brian Taylor for complaining about flying debris in a Nov. 13 game at Memphis. It turns out that there is a league policy against flying debris. Item: The ABA gives San Diego Conquistadors Owner Leonard Bloom two more weeks to get his team out of town. Bloom calls it "a moral victory." League fans, as usual, were accustomed to both flying debris and helter-skelter behavior: attendance was up 14%, ticket sales 28%. Back in the arena, defending champion Indiana, traditionally a slow starter, was beginning to stir. With newcomers Bob Netolicky and rookie Kevin Joyce leading the winning rally, the Pacers beat archrival Utah 102-98. Later in the week George McGinnis led the comeback and Indiana gave East leader Kentucky its first non-Carolina loss 118-114. But the Pacers went on having trouble with lesser lights, and losses to Memphis and Virginia dropped them to fourth. Denver continued to lead the West despite a 42-point defeat by rebounding New York.
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December 03, 1973

A Roundup Of The Week Nov. 19-25

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Frank Shorter of the Florida Track Club beat Doug Brown of the University of Tennessee by 2.5 seconds to win his fourth consecutive AAU cross-country title, in Gainesville, Fla. The Olympic marathon champion ran 10,000 meters in 29:52.5.

MILEPOSTS—FIRED: Football Coaches BILLY TO-HILL, 34, of Texas Christian, DON LAWRENCE, 36, of Virginia, and FRANK LAUTERBUR, 48, of Iowa. TCU was 3-7, Virginia 4-7 and Iowa 0-11 for the season.

NAMED: FRANK MALONEY, 33, defensive line coach at Michigan, to succeed Ben Schwartzwalder as head coach at Syracuse. Schwartzwalder is retiring after 25 years with a record of 153-91-3 and one national championship.

NAMED: PETE ROSE, 32, of the Cincinnati Reds as Most Valuable Player in the National League. Rose, who won his third batting title with a .338 average, edged runner-up Willie Stargell of Pittsburgh, whose 44 home runs and 119 RBIs led the league, 274-250 in total points in balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

RESIGNED: TED SCHROEDER, 37, as football coach at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Schroeder had a 29-31 record over six seasons.

SOLD: For $7.2 million, the 300-acre Aintree race course outside Liverpool, by Mirabel Topham to millionaire builder William Davies, who promised to continue the Grand National steeplechase held there for at least five years.

DIED: EMIL VON ELLING, 90, who coached New York University to national track titles in 1943 and 1948 and was assistant coach of the 1948 U.S. Olympic team; in Winsted, Conn.

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