A Phase XXIII guideline would set ticket prices at $13.98.
A bill would be introduced making it illegal to defeat the Washington Redskins.
All coaches would take a junket to Red China in the off-season.
The top 50 players in the league would be sold to Russia.
A MATTER OF DEGREE
Michigan State, concerned about the number of student athletes who do not get their degrees, reports that only 51% of those who entered MSU on athletic-scholarships four years ago graduated with their class last June. Only 31% of the football players graduated and 20% of the basketball players. Track and field made the best showing of the larger sports with 76%.
Athletic Director Burt Smith says that a study of student athletes over a 10-year period showed that the percentage of those who graduated in four years stayed fairly consistently at 50%, but that eventually about 75% to 80% get their degrees. This seems to add weight to the argument that four-year athletes should be given five years of scholarships.
Clarence Underwood, an assistant athletic director whose duties include academic guidance of athletes, says, "I didn't take this job just to keep kids eligible to play sports. There has been a lot of criticism about athletes being used by schools and then left without a degree. We're trying to correct this. One of the problems is that a kid will hang on to his scholastic eligibility for a couple of years by taking survivor courses. But then he has to declare a major, and he's in trouble because he does not have enough credits in any one area to get a degree in four years."
In January 1972 Terry Daniels of Dallas fought Joe Frazier, then heavyweight champion of the world. Frazier knocked him out in the fourth round. Now Daniels, who is trying to make a comeback at 27 as a light heavyweight, is learning to box. Former welterweight champion Curtis Cokes, who is training Daniels, says he has to start from the beginning in teaching the fighter the fine points of the game.