Playing by the Rules
The story in your April 8 issue regarding the possibility that the NCAA women's basketball rules committee may vote to lower the rim six to 10 inches (COLLEGE BASKETBALL) reflects the provincial and wrongheaded thinking of many of America's sports leaders. Our men's and women's basketball teams are at a disadvantage in international play because they have to learn the rules that the rest of the world uses.
As the world shrinks and sports become more international, we should make every effort to have our rules conform to those of the rest of the world. On the other hand, inasmuch as the American and National Leagues can't get together on the designated hitter rule, it would probably be too much to expect that we could agree with the rest of the world on the rules of sport.
HENRY VON KOHORN