? Jim Walden, Washington State football coach, after Cougar running back Reuben Mayes of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, set an NCAA single-game rushing record with 357 yards against Oregon: "I can't wait until all those other coaches go up to North Battleford to recruit. You won't see them again before the spring thaw."
?Harry Larrabee, University of Alaska at Anchorage basketball coach, asked to assess his team's talent after a preseason conditioning session: "We've got some guys who can do push-ups, and we've got some guys who can do sit-ups."
? Al McGuire, NBC-TV college basketball commentator, disparaging the intelligence of football players: "They do one-arm push-ups so that they can count with the other hand."
? Lou Holtz, Minnesota football coach: "I admire the loyalty of Minnesotans. They voted for Mondale, and they keep watching us."
? Orlando Woolridge, Chicago Bulls forward, on having star rookie Michael Jordan on the team: "It's like being on tour with the Jacksons. He's Michael, and we're the Jacksons."
? Dave Krieg, Seattle Seahawks quarterback, a graduate of now defunct Milton College in Wisconsin, on what, it means to him to have his old school closed down: "I won't get a football field named after me. Then again, I won't have to pay any alumni dues."