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Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
October 24, 1983
DOING ZIP AT OKLAHOMAIt turns out that before taking a powder altogether last week, Oklahoma Running Back Marcus Dupree had done "Zip, nothing" in the classroom this year, as the Sooners' academic adviser put it (page 50). Dupree had, in fact, skipped virtually all of his classes. However, it was only after he failed to show up for football practice that Coach Barry Switzer saw fit to suspend him from the team. Switzer, of course, is more responsible for what happens on the gridiron than in the classroom, but it seems to us that if the University of Oklahoma had its priorities straight, Switzer would have already suspended this student-athlete for having done zip in his classes.
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This is a plan of the football field at Perm State's Beaver Stadium. You may notice that a strange cavity has been gouged out of one end zone and that there's an equally curious protuberance along the left sideline. An explanation for the disfigurations, which first appeared in a rendering of the Nittany Lions' field that mysteriously materialized last week on the blackboard of an assistant coach at archrival Pitt, is provided below.

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