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Edited by Gay Flood
February 15, 1988
FISTICUFFSIf Georgetown basketball coach John Thompson (College Basketball, Jan. 18) honestly believes he has "never seen a basketball fight where anyone got hurt," he should consult Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (broken hand from punching Kent Benson in October 1977) or Rudy Tomjanovich (severe skull and facial injuries from being struck by Kermit Washington that same season) before he recruits another player for the Hoyas or begins selecting members of the 1988 U.S. Olympic basketball team.DON SAAK Burbank, Calif.
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?According to a New York Times account of April 8, 1954, before the 1916 Harvard game, Heffelfinger, then 48, scrimmaged against Yale's linemen, breaking two of one player's ribs and sending two others to the hospital. He appears here (far left) at age 82, with Edgar Allen (Pete) Poe, an All-America quarterback from Princeton at the first college Hall of Fame Game, on Nov. 4, 1950.—ED.

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