Super college basketball issue (Nov. 27)! Please don't leave me in suspense, though. Did Earvin Johnson make the cover shot?
BRIAN J. FAHEY
•Without even ripping his tailcoat.—ED.
REACHING FOR THE TOP HAT
A great job of ranking the Top 20 teams. The Duke Blue Devils are the "class of the country."
I'm not saying Duke isn't good, but Notre Dame is great. We'll see who's No. 1.
Boca Raton, Fla.
The North Carolina Tar Heels will be on top, led by Mike O'Koren. Everyone knows Coach Dean Smith is the basketball world's answer to Merlin the Magician.
Michigan State should be No. 1, with two possible All-Americas in Earvin Johnson and Greg Kelser. You hardly mentioned Kelser. He led the Spartans with a 17.7-point scoring average and 9.1 rebounds per game last season. He also had a 61% shooting average from the field.
Battle Creek, Mich.
You write that "UCLA isn't UCLA anymore," yet by my count the initials UCLA appeared 67 times on 19 different pages of your college basketball issue. Not bad for a school whose "mystique is gone."
GARY L. GAILE
Kentucky a "have-not" team? Kentucky has two of the best guards in the country. Kyle Macy and Truman Claytor. In Kentucky there's no such thing as a have-not team.
I fail to see how Iona (No. 9) can be ranked higher than Syracuse (No. 17).
•Maybe it shouldn't have been. See page 73.—ED.