?New Look in the Western Conference
Big Ten faculty representatives, seeking to regulate financial aid to conference athletes, voted (not unanimously) in Chicago to require players to show need of aid before getting it and limited awards of assistance to 100 students a year in each college. Final O.K. or rejection of measures may not come till March.
?Pride Goeth Before an Upset
The unbeaten Miami Hurricanes, denied a bowl bid by NCAA probation, were favored to make Pittsburgh their third bowl-bound victim (the others: TCU, Clemson). But the Panthers, headed for the Gator Bowl win or lose, dealt the Hurricanes a 14-7 defeat before a homecoming Miami crowd and a national TV audience.
?Home to the West
Swaps, the Horse of the Year, still an invalid because of a leg fracture suffered nine weeks ago at Garden State Park, was flown from Philadelphia to the California ranch of Owner Rex Ellsworth. Swaps made the trip in a sling suspended from a special framework, covered last 40 miles in a trailer with police escort.
?For Services Rendered
DeWitt Weaver, Texas Tech football coach who was a hero last May when the school was admitted to the Southwest Conference, was hanged in effigy twice on the campus after a 2-7-1 season. One effigy bore a sign: "No Cadillac this year. So long, Gray Fox." Football team members cut the figure down.