Younger brother Joe lettered for three years (1981-83) as a quarterback at Yale and for four years (1980-83) in baseball. He recently completed his rookie season as a backup quarterback with the Buffalo Bills.
The Dufek family's talents are not exclusively athletic; all four men graduated from their respective universities.
JIM WEISS JR.
East Grand Rapids, Mich.
As I sit here in sub-zero Illinois, the anticipation of your annual swimsuit issue gives me strength to defy this cruel winter. But could you do a loyal reader a favor? Please hurry!
DON E. GUBELMAN
Coal City, Ill.
?Hang on. The issue's only three weeks away.—ED).
Now that the University of Miami has been declared the No. 1 college football team, would you please explain the logo on the helmets of the Hurricanes?
?Since 1966, when Miami football players wore white helmets with their numbers on the sides, the logo on Hurricane helmets has changed almost as many times as has the head coach—before Howard Schnellenberger took over in 1979 Miami had had six coaches in 12 years. In 1973—the year Pete Elliott replaced Fran Curci—the University of Miami Athletic Federation, the fund-raising arm of the athletic department, decided to find a more lasting symbol and, noting that a number of major colleges in the land have the initials UM, commissioned a local public relations expert to design a logo that would be distinctive. The stylized orange and green U that you see on the helmet of quarterback Bernie Kosar (above) was the result, along with slogans such as U GOTTA BELIEVE, U ARE THE 1 and U IS GREAT. Until last year Miami athletic department letterheads all carried the U with a silhouette of a player representing the appropriate sport displayed within it (the baseball logo is shown here). But then the school adopted a new letterhead logo, a composite UM design (above right). Associate sports information director Karl Schmitt assures us, however, that Schnellenberger and the Hurricane football team plan to stick with the old U.—ED.