1) Kevin (Max) Eggleston, Iowa State: 6'8", 339 pounds. Short for Maximum.
2) Marshall Land (Fill), Texas A&M: 6'7", 378.*
3) Ben Jefferson, Maryland: 6'8", 301 and only a freshman.
*Used to be 400, but thanks to regimented dieting is now a mere shadow of his former self.
THE FIRST 'ASTROPHYSICS IS IMPORTANT, TOO' AWARDS
These schools rank in the Top 20 in football and libraries (by volumes): Washington (1st and 13th, respectively), Ohio State (7th, 16th), Illinois (11th, 3rd) and UCLA (14th, 9th). Honorable mention: Virginia (20th, 25th).
THE NEW DRUG CONSCIOUSNESS
About half the Division 1-A schools will test players for drugs this season, primarily for marijuana and cocaine. Because of the cost ($90 to $150 per test) only a handful will test for steroids, the drug that most often affects performance on the field. Drug testing procedures will differ. Some schools will test only at the start of fall practice, some will do so at an announced time each week, some will spot-check. Oklahoma's system of random checking is more or less typical. After one positive finding, the team doctor and trainer will be notified. After two offenses, the parents and coach Barry Switzer will be told, and the athlete will be placed in a drug education program. After three, the player loses his scholarship. At Illinois, coaches, administrators, cheerleaders and even secretaries may be tested. At Cincinnati, every varsity athlete must complete a three-credit chemical-dependency education course. Legally, all this may be sticky. Certainly schools could be sued for invasion of privacy. Moreover, if a player is suspended for a game, how does the coach explain his absence to the press? Does he lie? If he doesn't, is it another invasion of privacy? The conclusion is simple: Don't look for drugs to leave the sports page anytime soon.
THREE STATS YOU'LL NEVER GET FROM JIM LAMPLEY
1) Dead Roaches. At Florida, a lineman accrues one of these by knocking his man so hard on his keister that his legs and arms stick up in the air.
2) Decleaters. At Wisconsin, you get a decleater when you stand up to dee opponent and knock him off dee cleats.
3) Slobber Knockers. At Miami, you are awarded one of these if you hit an opposing player so hard you knock the slobber out of his mouth.