"The problem to be attacked within the colleges is that of illegal aid and out-of-state recruiting," said Pete Newell, who coached a national championship team at California before becoming athletic director there. " Mr. Hogan must be given credit for making his disclosures before this became a game-killing eruption. Some good will come of this in the field of recruiting."
Thus the NCAA, the colleges and the coaches appeared to have learned some lessons from last year's corruption. "The scandals," summed up Whack Hyder as the new season began, "were shocking and alarming. But we who are dedicated to basketball and the young men who play it have no doubt about the future of the game. The outlook has never been better."
Now turn the page for a warm, colorful and discerning look at the way basketball grips both young and old in the section of the country that takes it most seriously of all.