?Cal Riemcke, Whitworth College (Wash.) basketball coach, getting read for his first season after a successful coaching career at College of Marin in California, on his new team: "I gave them a written test which indicated they were good with their hands, so I had them repaint the inside of Graves Gym."
? Mike Ditka, Dallas Cowboy tight end, asked about his mean reputation: "I'm not mean at all. I just try to protect myself, and you'll notice I don't ever pick on anybody who has a number above 30."
?Chip Kell, Tennessee's All-America guard, asked how his wife of one year felt about his being named runner-up to Quarterback Bobby Scott as "The Ugliest Man on Campus": "She probably felt like I should've won."