Instead of punishing him and his program, the NCAA should be holding up Majerus as an example of what a college coach should be: focused on more than the game, caring and compassionate toward his athletes and dedicated to his school.
CORTNEY SCHAFFER, Jackson, Mich.
No NASCAR drivers on the ark (AIR AND SPACE, Aug. 11)? Steve Rushin mustn't be aware that NASCAR is the only widely televised sport that broadcasts a prayer before the start of each event. I think NASCAR drivers not only would be allowed to board the mighty vessel, but also would be seated at the captain's table.
PERRY ANDERSON, Athens, La.
Off the Mark
You wrote that Missouri's greatest sports moment was when Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris's single-season mark of 61 home runs (Sports in America, Aug. 11) and "all of America stood and cheered." As a Yankees fan, I can tell you that many of us stayed seated and kept our hands apart.
JEFF APLEY, Howard Beach, N.Y.