?Roy Danforth, Tulane basketball coach: "Our program is three years away. It's a very critical situation because I've only got two years left on my contract."
? Abe Lemons, Texas basketball coach, after a one-point victory over Army, coached by Mike Krzyzewski: "He's doing a great job. If anybody could spell his name, he'd be coach of the year."
?Gary Inness, Indianapolis goalie, to a reporter after the Racers' 7-1 loss to Houston: "What you could do is just not write a story and maybe people would think there was no game."
? Phil Esposito, New York Ranger center, on violence in hockey: "If they took away our sticks and gave us brooms we'd' still have fights."