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Plans call for the course to be laid out next spring and finished by the spring of 1977. Then, presumably, the air will ring with shouts of "Beereegeess!" It may not sound like "Fore!" but if you hear it, you'd better duck.
SIGN OF THE TIMES
Long a football member in good standing of the Big Eight and for years one of the nation's top basketball powers, Kansas State revealed that as of June 30 it had accumulated a deficit of 5365,000 in its men's athletic programs. The athletic department had just $37,000 on hand, while unpaid bills in the amount of $200,000 had piled up. To make ends meet, the athletic department had been forced to borrow $204,000 out of anticipated revenue from football tickets, a bookkeeping ruse that will only compound the crisis. Deep cuts have been ordered in all sports budgets except basketball's. Golf, tennis, gymnastics and wrestling were left with no money at all, and 1975-76 schedules have been canceled. There is even a move on to sell the $100,000 athletic dormitory, which was completed in 1968 and last year lost $100,000.
Says Kansas State Athletic Director Ernie Barrett, "We're just experiencing the athletic pinch a little sooner than other people." Ominous words indeed, particularly since Kansas State has the lowest athletic budget of any school in the Big Eight.
The moral stance of Basketball Coach Bill Musselman, the high-powered recruiter who just departed the University of Minnesota to become coach of the ABA's San Diego Sails, is astonishing, to say the least. In the wake of Mussel-man's resignation there remains a thundering echo of misdeed and mismanagement. The NCAA is poised to slug the Gophers with something like 100 recruiting violation charges, many of them in Musselman's own bailiwick.
He admitted that he had given money to two players and that he "had a feeling" that illegal financial help came from other sources. Yet, when he was asked what he felt about the charges against the school he left in the lurch, Musselman replied, "I'm not a member of the university staff anymore, so my conscience is clear."
Tom Beene, a California cattleman, has recently turned from being a cowhand to being a—well, a goathand. In the interest of ecology Beene is now in his third summer of trying to complete the last roundup of the 10,000 Spanish goats that live on San Clemente Island. Voracious residents of the 57-square-mile island since Spanish clipper sailors released them there in the early 1700s, the goats have proliferated and so ravaged the foliage that the island has been all but denuded. The goats have erased small-tree growth, caused extensive erosion and endangered other fauna because they simply don't have enough to eat.
The Navy, which is custodian of the island, contracted with Tom Beene in 1972 to round 'em up and head 'em out.