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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
February 09, 1981
BOBBYSir:I'm glad to see SI finally cared enough about college basketball to write an article showing the human side of one of the sport's greatest coaches—Bobby Knight (The Rabbit Hunter, Jan. 26). He has probably brought more joy to the people of Indiana, especially the students of Indiana University, than anyone else. If only we all could be as good at our jobs as Bobby is at his.MAG BINKLEY Indianapolis
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19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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I owe my thanks to the honesty of a true friend. Bobby Knight should have more friends. Frank Deford is one.
ANNA KALIN
Jefferson City, Mo.

Sir:
Too bad you had to waste your Jan. 26 cover on Bobby Knight. He is an obnoxious, overbearing bore—the Woody Hayes of college basketball, with zero class.
TOM RICHARDSON
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sir:
What a lovely fellow! Personally, I prefer your faceless Indiana jersey cover of a year ago (Dec. 3, 1979).
BOB CONNORS
South Weymouth, Mass.

Sir:
You quote Bobby Knight's wife as saying, "We're growing up with the game." I suggest that in the future you devote space to the many worthwhile competitors who have already grown up.
HERBERT HOLL
Austin, Texas

TOP SCORERS
Sir:
I was very pleased to see the article in your college basketball section about a female star, the University of Kansas' Lynette Woodard (Far Above the Crowd, Jan. 26). Woodard will make a fine addition to the Women's Basketball League. However, I believe you have slighted a current star in that league. Pearl Moore of the St. Louis Streak.

I had the pleasure of seeing Pearl perform for Francis Marion College of Florence, S.C., and I watched her become "the leading all-time collegiate basketball scorer, male or female," according to SCORECARD (Feb. 11, 1980), with a total of 4,061 points.

Now Woodard is being honored as "the top scorer in the history of women's college basketball," with 3,206 points. I don't want to take anything away from Woodard, but please allow me the satisfaction of saying that I saw Pearl (The Earl) Moore—the girl who scored more points than Travis Grant ( Kentucky State), who holds the men's record with a career total of 4,045.
PAUL D. CHARTIER
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

? Woodard's claim to the scoring title is restricted to the AIAW's Division I, which is as far as the fledgling AIAW's records go. Francis Marion, where Moore scored 3,884 of her 4,061 points, is in Division II. Moore's first 177 points came in eight games at Anderson ( S.C.) Junior College.—ED.

SUPER SUCCESS
Sir:
Once again Paul Zimmerman was correct (It's Not for Goodness' Sake, Jan. 26). The Raiders showed their vicious defense but were equally impressive on offense. Not only did they beat the Eagles in Super Bowl XV, but they also beat the so-called SI cover jinx (Jan. 19) to rightfully earn their halos.
J. SNYDER
Sacramento

NOT SCALPED
Sir:
In reference to your article on Super Bowl ticket scalping by William Nack and Robert Sullivan (Football's Little Bighorn? Jan. 26), we agree that the classic Economics I equation, "The price of a commodity will rise to its proper level," is accurate, but it is accurate only to a point when applied to an athletic extravaganza. As veteran spectators of nine NBA championships, six Stanley Cups, five World Series, three Super Bowls, three Rose Bowls, two world heavyweight title fights and the Olympics, we have found that at the moment of the playing of the national anthem, just before each event, the market collapses and the buyer can then purchase tickets at a fraction of their face value. We think Adam Smith would be proud of us.
PAUL AND MICHAEL FLANAGAN
San Francisco

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