FORT HAYS STATE
In your college basketball scouting reports, you mentioned that Fort Hays State, your No. 1 NAIA team, had a Michigan connection—three transfers from Hillsdale ( Mich.) College. This is incorrect. Fort Hays State does have three outstanding newcomers and two are from the state of Michigan, but neither is from Hillsdale College. I coached at Hillsdale six years ago and took the Chargers 1980-81 team to fourth place in the NAIA tournament, before becoming coach at Fort Hays State in 1982. I continue to recruit Michigan players but never have had a transfer from Hillsdale.
Fort Hays State University
Your college basketball issue was fantastic, especially the article on Western Kentucky's Terri Mann (This Mann Has a Mission). Although she is compared favorably in the piece with both Cheryl Miller and Moses Malone, the photograph of her on page 103 reminds me of another superstar, Michael Jordan. Lady Topper fans are hoping that she'll be able to stick out her tongue all the way to the national championship, just as Jordan did for North Carolina. By the way, thanks for not picking Western No. 1.
Bowling Green, Ky.
THE BIG TWO
Regarding Douglas S. Looney's article The Not-So Big Eight (Nov. 16), tell the Big Eight's Other Six not to lose heart, and its Big Two ( Oklahoma and Nebraska) not to get too smug. Michigan football fans remember that not very long ago the Big Ten was known as the Big Two and Little Eight. Among the teams Michigan and Ohio State used to routinely crush were such perennial patsies as Michigan State, Iowa and Indiana. Alas, things have taken on a slightly different look the past couple of years. Apparently Kansas's Bob Valescente is right: Success is never final.
Please correct your Oct. 12 FACES IN THE CROWD item on Finnie McCombe of Boxford, Mass., in which you said that McCombe "beat Alex Burns of West Palm Beach, Fla., 4 and 3, to win the ladies' club title at the Ould Newberry (Mass.) Golf Course." McCombe defeated Mrs. Alex Burns, not Alex Burns, formerly the pro and now a consultant at Ould Newbury G.C.
DOROTHY (MRS. ALEX) BURNS
West Palm Beach, Fla.