The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 22, 1980, Image 9

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i THE BATTALION TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1980 Page 9 NCAA, AIAW in dogfight AD’s concerned about roles By KATHLEEN McELROY Sports Staff Texas A&M men’s and women’s athletic departments work together with relatively few problems. But their governing institutions don’t. The NCAA, which governs Texas A&M men’s athletics, at its conven tion two weeks ago voted to sponsor five women’s championships already sponsored by the Association of In tercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), which governs Texas A&M’s women’s sports. The NCAA’s action has left some AIAW members upset and Athletic Director Marvin Tate and women’s athletic director Kay Don con cerned. “I think we need to see where were headed in women’s sports,’’ Tate said Wednesday. It’s obvious where the NCAA is headed. At the convention in New Orleans delegates from Division II and III schools — usually smaller institutions — voted to let the NCAA sponsor its women’s championships in basketball, volleyball, tennis, swimming and field hockey (the only sport in the group for which Texas A&M doesn’t field a team). Division I schools — larger uni versities like Texas A&M and the other Southwest Conference schools — tried to override the vote but were outnumbered by the smaller schools. However the champion ships, which begin during the 1981- 82 school year, will only affect the Division II and III schools. Tate said A&M voetd against the change. Don attended the AIAW conven tion in Washington (held coincident- ly at the same time as the NCAA’s) and said many women felt betrayed by the NCAA’s move. “Some people were extremely angry. Some felt they had just been totally defeated,” she said. The AIAW also sent to the NCAA a telegram threatening legal action against it if the delegates took any action that might damage the AIAW. The telegram, sent two days before the NCAA voted, was ignored by the Division II and III schools. Some AIAW members are still considering fusing some type of action. But why are the women so against the NCAA participating in women’s Isports? “The women feel they know how to conduct championships for • were women,” Don said. “We feel we know the women better. ” “Women will not have any voice —women will lose out totally with a men’s structure trying to run women’s championships,” Don said. She also said her complaint with the NCAA wasn’t the action itself. “I’m against the way it’s been handled without first setting up gov ernments,” she said. She is not, however, against a merger that gives women a say. I’m not opposed to the men and women getting together with equal voice,” she said. “I think it can be done,” she said. But I think they (both the NCAA and the AIAW) are going to have to give a little.” But right now neither organization is giving an inch. As it stands now, both the NCAA and the AIAW will |iold championships in those five ports with schools having to decide illm m h Bl :s and an up ot put Ches- i third jump 1 in tilt (0-yard had a second le.Tle White, Karyn ae, U beast richtu Let us inform & entertain you for 1/2 JS. telepW? jirW 5 locai^' ipen! Tient |ea!T ievie* ,c ' price Receive the new morning Chronicle for half-price for daily and Sunday delivery all semester and get thorough, news coverage-. Coverage which offers more significant and timely information than any textbook. Information which will help you excel in classes. But we give you more than news. We offer the latest sports coverage, fashion, money-saving and time-saving recipes and entertainment. Sunday's Zest magazine previews and reviews plays, movies, books, and music. To start your subscription today, call 693-2323 or 846-0763. January 14 to May 9 for $9.35. Houston Chronicle which tournament to enter. If this is, indeed, the case the NCAA will have a huge advantage. The NCAA is the dominant asso ciation in men’s collegiate sports. It offers three things every school wants — prestige, money and media exposure. The money given to some Division I schools participating in post-season football bowl games ex ceeds the athletic budgets of many schools. However the AIAW is trying to establish its reputation. Developed at a time when the NCAA was ignor ing women’s athletics, the AIAW now sponsors 37 championships in three different divisions based on the amount of scholarships given to female athletes. Money is just now going to AIAW schools. For the first time since its establishment in 1971, the women’s association was able to reimburse some of its schools participating in post-season championships. “We have made great strides in getting TV contracts,” Don said. Television is where the NCAA has made its money, gaining lucrative contracts for football and basketball. Don still hopes the differences can be worked out. “I’m hoping that the men and the women can learn to listen to each other and respect each other,” she said, “and come up with the best structure for men and women in athletics.” The current structure of Texas A&M’s athletic department won’t be affected by the NCAA’s decision since Texas A&M is a Division I school. However if the NCAA ever takes over for the AIAW, there would be changes, some of which would affect the coaches. “There’s a big difference in the rules that the coaches have to abide by,” Cherri Rapp, women’s head basketball coach, said. “It would cost a lot more to recruit. ” But actually, Rapp, like most coaches, says she just wants to have a good program for the school and for the female athletes. How do the athletes feel about NCAA vs. AIAW? Most of them weren’t aware of any conflicts, but basketball player Peg gy Pope said she didn’t think the NCAA would be that bad for women’s sports. “I think women’s sports will be bigger,” she said. “I think there will be more publicity in the NCAA.” Don said, she still has one con cern: “A lot of people fear the male athlete has been lost.” she said. “I hope the athlete will not be lost in the shuffle.” Game ticket info. . . To be admitted to the Aggie bas ketball games tonight students need only present their season sports pass at the student entrance. People will be admitted to the coliseum as long as space is available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Date and general admission tickets will go on sale at 5 p.m. also. Reserved seats have been sold out since December for this game. Tick ets will be sold on a visible space basis and guarantee the buyer im mediate entrance only. Buyers who fail to arrive at the door prior to sellout will not be admitted and there will be no refunds. Reserved tickets are sold out for Texas and only a few remain for the UH, Rice, TCU and SMU games. CAT HEARTY. DRINK FREE. You already know how wonderful Swensen’s Ice Cream is. Did you realize we have fabulous food to go with it? To introduce you to this scrumptious fare, we’re offering a delicious bribe. Save .45 When you orders Swensen’s SANDWICH or HAMBURGER OF YOUR CHOICE, HAVE AN ICE CREAM SODA OR A TREASURE ISLAND FLOAT. FREE! 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MONDAY EVENING SPECIAL Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy Whipped Potatoes Your Choice of One Vegetable Roll or Corn Bread and Butter Coffee or Tea TUESDAY EVENING SPECIAL Mexican Fiesta Dinner Two Cheese and Onion Enchiladas w/chili Mexican Rice Patio Style Pinto Beans Tostadas Coffee or Tea One Corn Bread and Butter WEDNESDAY EVENING SPECIAL Chicken Fried Steak w/cream Gravy Whipped Potatoes and Choice of one other Vegetable Roll or Corn Bread and Butter Coffee or Tea THURSDAY EVENING SPECIAL Italian Candle Light Spaghetti Dinner SERVED WITH SPICED MEAT BALLS AND SAUCE Parmesan Cheese - Tossed Green Salad Choice of Salad Dressing - Hot Garlic Bread Tea or Coffee FRIDAY EVENING SPECIAL BREADED FISH FILET w/TARTAR SAUCE Cole Slaw Hush Puppies Choice of one vegetable Roll or Corn Bread & Butter Tea or Coffee SATURDAY NOON and EVENING SPECIAL Yankee Pot Roast (Texas Style) Tossed Salad Mashed Potato w/ gravy Roll or Corn Bread & Butter Tea or Coffee ■■■^“Quality Firsf’iBMHi SUNDAY SPECIAL NOON and EVENING ROAST TURKEY DINNER Served with Cranberry Sauce Cornbread Dressing Roll or Corn Bread - Butter - Coffee or Tea Giblet Gravy And your choice of any One vegetable THE MESSAGE is — the (ICC is proud of these folks: Ms. Jeanette Allbritton Mr. Kristian Allbritton Ms. Donna Boenig Mr. James Boenig Mr. Jeff Bormann Mr. Brad Bennett Jeff & Angela Brown Ms. Renee Eixmann Ms. Anne Marie Cofer Ms. Annette Cofer Mr. Craig Engler Mr. David Gillespie Mr. Sam Gillespie Ms. LuAnn Groppe Mr. Gary Goessler Mr. John Friend Mr. Jeff Harborth Mr. Rodney Hodde Jodell & Charles Hodde Mr. Chuch Jobson Mr. Aubrey Krueger Ms. Joy Krueger Mr. John Hayden Mr. Louis Heckmann Ms. Marti Krueger Ms. Lisa Kueck Mr. Gregory Kunze Harriet & Wade Kusler Ms. Jody Landry Ms. Pam Laurie Ms. Nancy Lohmeyer Hollis Lehrmann Mr. Mel Mehrtens Cliff Mehrtens Annette & Gary Mehrtens Ms. Beth Miller Jackie L. Nichols Mr. Jeff Nicholas Mr. Bret Prideaux Ms. Amy Quick Ms. Carolyn Robertson Mr. David Schoenemann Mr. Randy Schriewer Ms. Cheryl Schroeder Mr. Vance D. Schultze Ms. Janice Stehle Mr. Malcom Stratemann, Jr. Ms. Sherry Sebesta Ms. Maria Welsch Ms. Cindy Wheatley Mr. Doug Willis Mr. Ray Gllrick Mr. Jimmy Joham Ms. Melissa Manthei Mr. Jason Lewis Mrs. Gordon Lewis Mr. Frank Lieb M/M John McCanlies, Jr. Mr. Kurt Magens AND WILL HONOR THEM AT A MEXICAN FOOD DINNER AT ZARAPE’S THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 8:30 P.M. Any Texas A&M GCC member left off this list is also invited. Call Mike Miller at 846-2394 for more information.