?Muddy but Unbowed
Scandal-struck and penalized, the Pacific Coast Conference sends Southern Cal to first major intersectional game (with Texas) on Sept. 22. USC Coach Jess Hill, with 40 men eligible for only half the season, is now devising a two-platoon system—one for first, one for second half of season.
?Swaps and Trades
Pittsburgh enjoyed news that Pirate President John Galbreath has acquired an interest in Swaps, speculated on where he would fit in Pirate plans. But dead-serious Rex Ellsworth (who bought 41 mares from Aga Khan, wants to build world's best breeding farm in California) purposefully traded half his title to Swaps for a number of Galbreath's choice brood mares.
?Late to School
Cincinnati Redlegs ruled out winter baseball for Rookie Frank Robinson, who may enter Xavier University. Father Paul O'Connor, Xavier's president, has okayed late registration: "He'll be in the World Series, you know."
?Man with a New Job
The President's Council on Youth Fitness got an executive director: Shane MacCarthy, 48, formerly of the CIA, a sportsman (golf, handball, cycling) who knows the young (five sons). Next step: appointment of 100 private citizens to a nationwide advisory committee.