The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 06, 1976, Image 5

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THE BATTALION FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 1976 Page 5 , etv athletic facility inr tie 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 ildingi 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 Athletic Council. 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. nds tliti ’iolator t nation i started ie city’s tents 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- fell ke )k hism irisonts is nej tie of! County jrisonto •jury. )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 State coach. 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 tfto Manhattan.’ - —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 ike toad lent. dEN icon. Ffl Excefc] nnier, infort. LOW i Middle f* -S has iiore info® THE BAHA F FREE U CLASS MON. 8-9 P.M. 845-2966 RUDDER 402 846-8225 The only full service hair shaping emporium in the Northgate area. ■all or come by: Above Kesami Sandwich Shoppe 331 University Drive College Station, Texas 713/846-7614 77840 0toom Top of the Tower Texas A&M University Pleasant Dining — Great View SERVING LUNCHEON BUFFET 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Each day except Saturday $2.50 DAILY $3.00 SUNDAY Serving soup 6- sandwich 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Monday - Friday $1.50 plus drink Available Evenings For Special University Banquets Department of Food Service Texas A&M University “Quality First” 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 project. “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 Club sports 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 homesick. “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 keep me.” 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. 22. “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 comment.” RACKETBALL 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 again. 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 records. 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 weight, too. 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. LACROSSE 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 ton. RUGBY 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 game. 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. POLO Representing Texas A&M Univer sity, the Aggie Polo Team will travel to Connecticut in March to partici pate in the National Intercollegiate Polo Tournament. 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 campus environment.” 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 the ground. 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 said. “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.” Encounter the World of Illusion Yukon Jack 100 Proof Imported Liqueur made with Blended Canadian Whisky. Feb. 25 istfT rr 1\mj£ you 5h>tpep watchuk* 'JV, A>n> STARTED REAWKdr.... creative CQlRPattR<j/> f 9 -H£R.E'$ WHY! 86 8/4 PAGES Of ANTI- AVEP/A 6 r/ALCS AttAR! BUILDING YOUR OWN COMPUTER? a wumpus, or chasing a rabbit in a maze? 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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 week’s ad. 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 row). 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- Frisbee Freaks: Fling It 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). ‘ v -> "v m *’ARh| >■ - Charles Restivo of R-l prepares to toss a shoe in the IM horseshoe competition as his opponent, George Harris of A-l looks on. Referees’ Corner 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.