I had the pleasure of seeing Terry Baker perform in one of the few games that Oregon State lost (28-8 against Iowa).
Everyone in the stadium was truly impressed by Terry's mixture of running and passing, and even though he did not get much help from the rest of the team you could see his All-America quality. He is very well qualified for this fine honor.
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Once again, in the viciously competitive world of professional sports, a coach has been fired. When a team does not measure up to expectations, it is always easier to blame the coach. The irony in the firing of Paul Brown is that the very reason for the high expectations the Cleveland fans have always had for the Browns found its origin in Paul Brown himself.
It is the height of hypocrisy for the Cleveland team to retain the name " Browns." If Owner-President Modell wishes to place his judgment on a higher plane than Paul Brown it would only be fitting to call the team the Cleveland Modells.
I enjoyed the article on Loyola University's basketball team by Mervin Hyman and Tom Brody (BASKETBALL'S WEEK, Jan. 14). It was good to see George Ireland and his team get such well-deserved praise.
However, I would like to point out that Loyola has had some very fine basketball teams of national importance since the late '20s when the late Lennie Sachs guided a number of the Rambler teams to highly successful seasons. Sachs' 1938-39 team went undefeated in 21 games until beaten by Long Island University in the finals of what has now become the NIT.
Tom Haggerty's 1948-49 team was also a finalist in the NIT.
WALTER F. CONROYD
You said that Loyola is "far and away the highest-scoring team in the country," but I wish to take issue with that. Gorham State Teachers College scored 1,010 points in its first 10 games this year, averaging over 100 points per game.
MAURICE JOSEPH DAWSON
I am writing to you on behalf of all amateur sports participants, myself included, especially those engaged in intercollegiate competition. The well-publicized power struggle between the Amateur Athletic Union and the NCAA-formed United States Track and Field Federation has ruined and is ruining much of the competitive drive of some of the country's best athletes—the collegians.