[Thump Up]To former heavyweight champion James (Buster) Douglas for buying a disused roller rink in Columbus, Ohio, his hometown. He plans to convert it into a recreation center.
[Thump Up]To Iowa Lutheran Hospital and the Iowa Heart Center for conducting free screenings for athletes from 12 Des Moines-area high schools. Researchers will be able to detect heart abnormalities like the one that killed Loyola Marymount basketball star Hank Gathers.
[Thump Down]To the Big Five—Philadelphia schools La Salle, Perm, St. Joseph's, Temple and Villanova—for scrapping a 36-year tradition of each team playing the others during basketball season. Because of scheduling conflicts, each school will now play only two games against Big Five rivals.