"The NCAA," says Art Bergstrom, its enforcement officer, "does not feel it proper for a professional athlete to make use of a college athlete's skill for the monetary gain of the professional."
WHAT WOODY WANTS WOODY GETS
Before setting out on his fifth visit in five years to U.S. fighting men in Vietnam, Ohio State's irascible Woody Hayes gave a Christmas present to the university—a check for $1,000.
It was not altogether an unmotivated gift. Woody, convinced that synthetic football fields "make great players greater." earmarked the check for a new AstroTurf or Tartan Turf football field. At his team's football appreciation dinner, two days after it was deflowered at Michigan, the coach pleaded for support for a new field.
"If we get it," he said, "then we'll be playing on equal status with any team we play late in the season." He suggested adding $1 to the price of football tickets.
Without waiting for a price boost, fans started the money rolling in, and Woody considered getting out of town earlier than his schedule called for. Other OSU departments were beginning to get their noses tint of joint because checks were arriving for the field and not for the usual university needs.
METAMORPHOSIS AT CANDLESTICK
The new president of the National league, Chub Feeney, will maintain his offices for a while at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. This will make it convenient for him to see every Giant game in the fashion he loves best—from the radio booth.
That might not be in conflict with his new job, but Feeney must now temper what he says after games. In the past, when the Giants lost a game or a close decision, he has exploded at umpires like a good general manager should. He has alluded to their myopia, ancestry and dubious IQs. But now the men in blue are his umpires. At Candlestick Park it will be the old desk and the old ball-game, but a brand new Feeney.
In view of the dim appreciation of boxing shown by some doctors, it is a pleasure to report that one of the leading heavyweights in Edmonton, Alberta is Dr. Adrian Hobart, surgeon, 188 pounds. Dr. Hobart, Medical World News reports, began boxing as a boy in England and has continued the sport since moving to Canada in 1965. Now 34, he won a Golden Gloves title last March. Those who wonder that a surgeon would risk injuring his hands in the ring get this reply: "Some of the best surgeons I've ever seen have hands like a bunch of bananas."