The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 06, 1976, Image 5
FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 1976
, etv athletic facility
Top priority given to baseball field
Bv DEBBY KRENEK
irate i .
■truction of a baseball stadium
lc ‘ stair ( of campus has been given top
3s mus Sty in the effort to update Texas
e ra iliiiipLJniversity’s sports facilities.
? a then*,
facilifeiHstadium, which is tentatively
ing haiffid to accommodate 5,000 spec-
it least s,|will occupy the site where the
o\'e thef: rodeo arena now stands. A
Mleo arena will be constructed
or offfikey Creek Road in the polo
these r«B ea -
itinw pjan. 27, the Board of Regents
authorized $93,000 in fees for an en
gineering firm to design the stadium.
“If everything goes according to
plan, these drawings should be com
plete by the fall of 1976 and the field
ready for use a year from then, ” said
Dr. C. H. Samson Jr., head of the
The actual planning began more
than a year ago when a group com
posed of Samson, several students,
faculty members and a staff ar
chitect, made a study of sports
facilities at Texas A&M. This study.
co signee Teate
ets Big 8 runaround
Bv PAT EDMONDSON
Battalion Staff Writer
ouston Post sports writer Jack
er pointed out in a recent
, “Though most newsmen are
y honest, a few writers do
rpret the facts. We have a lot
|ble establishing credibility in
siness and sometimes the
aurces themselves are respon-
)a\ id 0
is the case centering around
I Teate, a 6-0, 185 lb. wide
r who enrolled at A&M at
rm, and was one of four junior
i transfers to sign a Southwest
ence letter of intent with the
irding to Dave Campbell’s
8 Texas Football newsletter,
;gies signed the best wide re
in Texas in Teate. Teate is a
leedster with excellent hands
Henderson County who was
irCanil t Kansas State among
The newsletter said Teate
K-State, and the Wildcats re
ly refused to let him return,
SWC commissioner Cliff
e threatened to take the mat-
to the NCAA.
r-nji the average reader, it wmdd
1 Ij i ear as though some suspicious ac-
|took place for Speegle to be
upon the scene,
ixamining the crux of the con-
|rsy, it is important to review
chain of events as they occured.
the junior college signing date
icember, Teate signed letters
—Doth Texas A&M and Kansas
versati L [) ur j n g the pre-registration
rianist Jiod a (- a&M, he registered for
alsootjjng semester classes. In mid-
t fortli(|uar\, Teate was contacted by a
eir coach called and wanted
to check out the campus,” he
I T was interested in going to a
whose offense would throw
ifootball, so I packed my bags and
- —jjnci there, Teate was persuaded
Wildcat coaches to enroll at the
Ice iversity. It was about this same
iS AvffethatTeate’s mother began hav
ing feipifficu'ty reaching her son by
!. to4P hone ' , , ,
The K-State coaches wouldn t tell
about the phone calls,” he said,
y did it,on purpose so they could
me from leaving. ”
n desperation, Teate’s mother
P Aggie Head Coach Emory
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which was submitted to the Board of
Regents last summer, consisted of
locations and requirements for fu
ture sports facilities.
The Board adopted the study in
principal and gave priority to the im
provement of baseball and tennis
facilities, Samson said. Initial plans
for the baseball stadium were made
in September 1975 when the Board
of Regents authorized $5,000 to be
spent for the development of a
baseball park, Samson explained.
The Systems Architectural De
partment completed the develop
ment portion of the project by sub
mitting a program of requirements
for the stadium including a location
and cost estimate for the field. When
the engineering firm completes the
drawings, the Board of Regents will
have to approve the financing for the
“As yet, we don't know what the
source of funds for the baseball
stadium will be,” Samson said. “As
plans for the facility develop further,
we hope there will be some interest
shown from former students.”
“The need for a baseball facility is
Bellard, who in turn phoned Speegle
for counsel. Bellard wanted to know
when a transfer student was officially
committed to the Big Eight Confer
ence. Speegle said that Teate would
not be committed until after the first
day of classes. He did not, however,
make any threat or allegation per
taining to the NCAA.
Teate eventually phoned his
mother and told her that he was
“I’d never been that far away be
fore,” he said, “and I decided to go
home. And when I told them (K-
State) that I wanted to return to
Texas A&M, they told me that I was
already enrolled in school and that I
couldn’t go back. I hadn’t attended
any classes so I knew they couldn’t
Teate said that the Wildcat stall
told him that classes in Manhattan
would start Jan. 19, when in actuality
they began three days later on Jan.
“I was getting hassled to death,’
Teate said, “and their coaches just
wouldn’t leave me alone.”
Campbell printed the alleged ac
tion of Speegle after conferring with
a reliable source (unidentified)
“close to A&M.”
“I’m very familiar with the
source,” said Campbell. “I was con
fident his information was accurate. ”
The Randall Teate story serves to
enhance Gallagher’s thoughts on
media misinterpretation and
sources. Bellard termed it “an inci
dent probably started by a mild
The Texas A&M Racketball Team
is still taking entries for participants
in the tournament they will sponsor
at A&M Feb. 20-21. Entry forms
may be obtained at DeWare Field
House or Dunn 101. The deadline
for turning in entries is Feb. 18.
The racketball tournament at
A&M will have three men classes
and two classes for women. The first
prize for both men and women will
be a racket.
By DANA McNABB
During April 1975, the Texas
A&M Wrestling Team was named
National Intercollegiate Champions.
With three record holders and all 12
men back, the Aggie weight lifters
will try for the championship once
Since beginning competition in
1972, the weight lifters have not lost
a collegiate meet. In October 1975,
the Aggies were proclaimed as the
South Texas champions. The title of
Central Texas champions was wrap
ped up last November. On Feb. 21
the group will travel to Prairie View
A&M to try th’eir luck at the State
Collegiate Championship for the
third year in a row. April is the big
month for the Aggies, as it brings
about the chance at a second national
championship and a possibility of
breaking several national individual
The team lineup and their weights
are as follows: Bruce Campbell (114
lbs.), Stan Peters (123 lbs.), Larry
O’Flinn (132 lbs.), Doug Wood (132
lbs.), Larry Cozart (148 lbs.), Clark
Kaufman (165 lbs.), Randy Hartley
(181 lbs.), Brian Welker (181 lbs.),
Frank Krenek (198 lbs.), Al Guidry
(220 lbs.), and substitutes Mario
Martinez and Mike Montaulbo.
Campbell broke the 1975 national
squat record at 235 lbs., and he pres
ently holds all the state records at his
Peters holds the state bench press
record at 245 lbs., the state, squat
record at 330 lbs. and the state total
record for lifting a total of960 lbs. All
of Peter’s current state records are
over the standing 1975 national rec
ords. The outlook is good that Peters
will bring home three national indi
vidual records for the Aggie teartn.
On Feb. 7, the Texas Aggie Lac
rosse Team will travel to Waco to
play the Baylor Lacrosse Team in a 2
p.m. game. The B team plays Hous
ton this Sunday at 2 p.m. in Hous
The A, B, and C’s of Rugby were
taught to the Stephen F. Austin
Rugby Team by the A&M Rugby
Team in a 18-4 win by A&M. The B
team game between A&M and
Stephen F. Austin was a repeat as
the Aggies dominated in a 6-0 win.
The A team scorers for A&M were
Wayne Womac, Phil Cook, Mark
Wagner and Tim Fields. Billy Tigner
rallied all the points in the B team
In their first Union game of the
season, A&M will challenge the Au
stin Black Rugby Team, Feb. 7. The
game will be played on the Main
Drill Field at 1 p.m.
Representing Texas A&M Univer
sity, the Aggie Polo Team will travel
to Connecticut in March to partici
pate in the National Intercollegiate
More significant to the remaining
Aggies not on the Polo team, how
ever, is the two victories of 13-1 and
6-1 over Texas this year.
The A&M team has added a star
player to their team this year. Pete
North, a transfer from Ole Miss, is
the newly added four-goal player for
A&M. “Players are rated on a scale
from one to 10 and there are not over
15 or so 10-goals in the world, said
Walter Grider, president of the
Aggie Polo Team.
tremendous, Tom Chandler, Texas
A&M baseball coach, said. “The old
field is just not fitting with today’s
Many of the boards in the portable
bleachers of the present field are rot
ten, hut only a few of these have
been replaced. The green aluminum
stripping on the fences surrounding
the field is tearing away, and sharp
pieces of this aluminum are lying on
Chandler recounted several inci
dents of fans who have fallen through
rotten bleachers in past seasons.
“These incidents are eyesores to our
campus,” Chandler added.
“The field is in a bad location jam
med up next to Kyle field, ” Chandler
“Poor accommodations discourage
spectators,” Samson said. “I’ve often
seen games where the bleachers are
full and people have to stand around
the fence to see.”
“The players and coaches are
highly pleased that the Board of Re
gents is working to alleviate these
conditions,” Chandler said. “We are
around to third base now and hoping
we can make it into home.”
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Ed Pennington demonstrates the form he used to place second
in the IM freethrow competition last week. Ed made 19 out of
the 20 buckets he attempted.
Watch and Enter
IM slowpitch softball and table tennis
singles entries will close on Tuesday
February 10. Entry forms for both
events can be picked up in the IM of
fice, DeWare Fieldhouse.
Slowpitch softball competition is
scheduled to begin on February 23.
Games will be played at 4:20 and 5:20
until daylight savings time starts.
Games are tentatively scheduled to be
played every day of the week including
Saturday and Sunday. This is because of
the expected number of teams entered
and the fact that the Intramural De
partment has no lighted softball fields.
Divisions of the competition include
Military, Fish, Civilian, Independent,
Women, Co-Rec, and Recreation. Sec
ond and third teams from Military,
Fish, and Civilian divisions wishing to
compete for the All-University Cham
pionship must enter in the Indepen
dent Division. Any teams competing
for fun should enter the Recreational
Division. Faculty-Staff teams must
enter the Recreational Division, and no
'teams entered in this division will vie
ifor the All-University honors.
The Intramural Office will remain
open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb
ruary 10 especially to receive entries for
this sport. There will be a mandatory
meeting for all captains of softball teams
on Thursday, February 12 at 5:00 p.m.
in room 267 of G. Rollie White.
Schedules will be available only at this
time so be sure to send a representative
to this meeting.
In other IM events, table tennis sing
les play will begin on Monday, Feb
ruary 16 in the MSC Basement. The
competition will be held from 5:00-
8:30, Monday through Friday. A 20c
per half hour fee will be assessed from
each player. USTTA rules will be used
in this single elimination contest. Play
will consist of 2 out of 3 games to 11
points. Entry forms are available in the
IM office and schedules will be posted
there on Thursday, February 12.
Be sure to watch this ad for informa
tion concerning tennis doubles and golf
doubles whose entries open on Feb
ruary 17. Also watch for facts about spe
cial events this semester including a
Frisbee competition mentioned in this
The IM freethrow competition
was held last week with Larry Ro
gers of the P.E. Grads taking top
honors. The contest consisted of
each individual attempting 20
freethrows in a row. Rogers made
21 in a row while Ed Pennington of
the JEMs shot 19 out of 20. Dan
Welsh of N-l was third with 18 (15
in a row) and Joel Barton was
fourth, also with 18 out of 20 (14 in a
In the women’s portion of the
individual tournament, Connie
Karcher of the 333’s placed first
with 14 out of20 (5 in a row). Yvette
Vernorand Laurel Maddox, both of
BSU, tied for second place with 14
out of 20 (4 in a row).
The team competition consisted
of teams of three or more shooters.
Each member attempted 20 free-
The first annual IM All-
University Frisbee Championships
will be held at Kyle Field on Satur
day, February 28 from 8:00 a.m.
until 4:00 p.m. Events will include
a throw for distance and accuracy,
an accuracy throw, a maximum
time aloft event, target accuracy,
and a Frisbee golf tournament con
sisting of 9 holes. Entries close on
Friday, February 27 at 5:00 in the
IM office and entry forms are avail
able there. IM T-shirts will be
awarded to the winners of each
(event and for the overall winners.
throws and in teams with more
than three members, the top three
scorers were the only ones that
counted. Thus, each team had a
total possible of 60 buckets. The
P. E. Grads No. 1 took first place in
the team competition with 55 bas
kets. They consisted of Larry Ro
gers (20), Joel Barton (18), and Bill
Husak (17). The JEMs took second
with 50 and included Jeff Hough
(17), Ed Pennington (19), and Mike
Kolar (14). In third place was Aston
Hall, with James Siegfried (18), Jim
Tyree (16), and Lynn Saha (14).
The women’s team winner was
the 333’s with 33 out of 60 baskets.
The 333’s consisted of Connie
Karcher (14), Pam Williams (12),
and Margaret Alexander (7).
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Charles Restivo of R-l prepares to toss a shoe in the IM
horseshoe competition as his opponent, George Harris of A-l
There will be a basketball officials meeting on Thursday, Feb-
ruaiy 12 in room 267 of G. Rollie White at either 7:00 or 8:00 p.m. The
IM Council vvill also meet next week in the IM office at 7:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, February 11.