MOON MULLINS, Director of Athletics
"Yes. The NCAA has done a wonderful job without knowing the answers. It deserves all the credit in the world. But you can't stop progress and, in the final analysis, you can't stop TV. It's too wonderful. People want it. And they usually get what they want, even though I'll string along with the NCAA."
This is an article from the Jan. 24, 1955 issue
AL KELLEY, Football Coach
"No. Good football teams tend to make colleges better known. Lots of kids look up to colleges with good teams, if scholastic standing is high. It influences their choice of a college. The alumni give more generously when their team is good. With unlimited TV, fewer colleges would have good teams."
COLONEL EARL BLAIK, Football Coach
"No matter how much we try, we can't impede progress. As the years go by, we get a better way of life. The time will come when television will be regarded as radio is today. Although TV may hurt the smaller colleges, it will be temporary. They'll have to learn to live with TV. It's the only way out."
RIP ENGLE, Football Coach
"No. Unlimited TV would put most of the colleges behind the eight ball, where radio is now. The big, football-conscious colleges would get the TV millions and the rest of us would have to sell our games for peanuts. When teams like Notre Dame blanket the country, the rich will simply get richer."
MOOSE KRAUSE, Director of Athletics
"Yes. Contrary to majority NCAA opinion, unlimited TV would help create more interest in football. For instance, my 4-year-old son would rather talk about Hopalong Cassidy than sports. Radio made more fans for baseball and football. Television is a means of communication, like radio."
RED SANDERS, Football Coach
"At this stage television is a complex problem. No one has the answers. However, as a basic premise, a football fan wants to see the game that interests him most. He may have no interest whatsoever in a local game. I'm sure of one thing. Few fans are interested in the NCAA 'Game of the Week.' "
CARL SNAVELY, Football Coach
"On the basis of what I know, I would say no. Unlimited TV would damage the structure of college football. I suppose that, in time, TV will be as commonplace as radio for fans who want to go to games. But at present it would be a severe blow to nine-tenths of the colleges playing football."
DENNIS J. ROBERTS, Governor
"No. This would tend to lessen attendance at football games at most colleges. Many fans would stay at home and watch the big games on television. A small university like Brown might be forced to curtail its athletic program. That would do great harm to school spirit, morale and physical training."