Last fall Rip actually saved Sebo his job. As the No. 1 quarterback, he suffered a broken foot in the opening game and missed the next five games. He came back to take over the team in the last three games—three big victories to give Penn the same winning streak now enjoyed by mighty Oklahoma.
This is how a typical Ivy Leaguer fits into the picture. Rip comes from the same modest circumstances that surrounded Phillips.
TENNIS: A TITLE FOR THE DEAN
An interesting situation was highlighted by your E&D item on John Palfrey, the new tennis-playing dean of Columbia College (SI, Aug. 25). As one who might be called the college's stellar example that scholarship and sport can mix happily, Dean Palfrey will probably be unhappy to learn that his students, who just last year had 10 tennis courts on which to romp, will soon have none.
Four of them were excavated last spring to make room for a much-needed new building. Five more courts are slated to go within the next year in favor of other additions to the university plant. The one remaining, the tradition-bound court in front of venerable John Jay Hall, has been threatening to go for the past 100 years or so and will likely expire with the next puff of wind.
While we Lions of Columbia College and University realize the importance of academic expansion, it will be hard to appease the tennis hunger of many of us who rate the game as our favorite sport. If Dean Palfrey comes to our aid, he will finally own, as all his sisters do, a national tennis title; for we shall crown him National Champion of Tennis-playing Lions.