?Bill Hardin, 400-meter hurdler from LSU, explaining why he turned down an invitation to join a track tour of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa at the conclusion of the Olympics: "I just can't miss the LSU- Ole Miss football game."
?A. B. (Happy) Chandler, baseball commissioner from 1945 to 1951: "Most of the owners in baseball today couldn't care less about the future of the game. They have no interest in, nor any consideration for, the American people, who pay the bills."
? Frank Broyles, head coach of the unbeaten, untied Arkansas Razorbacks, on the mysteries of football polls: "For Arkansas ever to be voted No. 1 we'd have to win all our games and everybody else in the country would have to lose two."
?Chuck Mills, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy coach, after his team lost to Bucknell 37-0: "Fortunately, we were up for the game, or else we would have been killed."