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? Minnesota's Murray Warmath, coach of the nation's No. 1 football team, may lose his job anyway. Retired banker Richard Griggs, who three years ago tried to persuade his fellow members of the Board of Regents to buy up Warmath's contract, said last week: "I still haven't changed my mind about Warmath's coaching." Former All-America Clayton Tonnemaker, now president of the Minnesota Graduate M Club, adds: "I have a great deal of admiration for Murray. But Minnesota deserves as good a coach as it can get and there are a lot better ones available."
?Prime target of collegiate recruiters today is Fred Mazurek, a 190-pound quarterback from Redstone Township High School in Pennsylvania. Mazurek, who has made all-everything in football and is a baseball-basketball star as well, is also an A student.
?The Big Ten will retire Tug Wilson at age 65 next March, and will name his assistant, Bill Reed, its new commissioner. Wilson wants to stay on but Reed wants the job, and the struggle is breaking up their longtime friendship.
? Cleveland General Manager Frank Lane would like to peddle troublesome Jimmy Piersall, who, he insists, would hurt the club even if he hit .350. But nobody wants Piersall—except the Cleveland fans. "They love the guy," says Lane. "If you think they hung me for trading Colavito, wait'll you see the reaction to Piersall."
? Marquette's withdrawal from football and track has caused repercussions in another Jesuit school, the University of Detroit. Last season's seven won, two lost football record was Detroit's best in 20 years, but the school may drop the sport.
?The 12-team National Bowling League, scheduled to begin play in the fall of '61, has just about sealed a lucrative "game of the week" TV contract, probably with ABC.
? Michigan State moved up to challenge Michigan in the mid-'40s and now Southern Illinois is trying the same ploy against the University of Illinois. The Carbondale school already has recruited a strong nucleus of track men as transfer students and has excellent prospects in swimming and tennis.
? National Hockey League insiders attribute the Chicago Black Hawks' miserable road record (2-9-3) to player dissatisfaction. Basic gripe is with Coach Rudy Pilous' system of noontime practice on the day of a road game.
After a shaky start, the sixth annual "Bunny Bop" was held in Harmony, N.C. the other day. The Bunny Bop is sponsored by the North Iredell American Legion Post, and it is a consummately simple affair. A mess of hunters go into the woods with a mess of beagles and flush out a mess of rabbits. But instead of peppering the bunnies with buckshot, the hunters clobber 'em with sticks and stones and bare hands.