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19TH HOLE: THE REAPERS TAKE OVER

Nov. 28, 1977
Nov. 28, 1977

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Nov. 28, 1977

Two In A Row
Wild Willie
College Basketball
College Football
19th Hole: The Reapers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE REAPERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

INDIANA'S CORSO
Sir:
I really enjoyed your article about Lee Corso (Don't Let 'em Wear You Down! Nov. 14). Corso definitely has what it takes to get Indiana fans rooting for something other than basketball. And thanks a lot for clearing up the picture on Big Ten football coaches. After hearing so much about Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes, I expected the only way for the rest to survive was to wear a monocle and carry a whip. Corso is different. Who else would bring his team onto a playing field in a double-decker bus?
FRED JACOBS
Waco, Texas

This is an article from the Nov. 28, 1977 issue Original Layout

Sir:
It was pointed out that, except for Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes, the only coach who started the 1970s at a Big Ten school and still remains is John Jardine of Wisconsin. I think the pressures have finally gotten to Jardine. He has turned in his letter of resignation, effective at the end of the 1977 season. Long live Bo and Woody!
DOUG VALENTINE
Visalia, Calif.

Sir:
Corso's excuse for recent Big Ten Rose Bowl disasters puzzles me. He says, "Everybody wines and dines 'em and fattens 'em up, and then they feed 'em to a Coast team that's been hard at work since before Christmas—on its own field." From 1947, when the big rivalry started, through 1959 the West Coasters won a total of one game. Did they replace the original wine steward, chef and nutritionist?
GLEN JOHNSON
Billings, Mont.

Sir:
I was astonished that John Underwood referred to North Carolina as a "patsy" for the "Little Eight." This year's team is 8-2-1, the two losses being to Kentucky and Texas Tech by a combined total of six points. Since 1970 North Carolina has played in the Peach Bowl (twice), the Gator Bowl and the Sun Bowl (twice). All patsies should have it so good.
VANN IRVIN
Elizabeth City, N.C.

KRIS AND JILL
Sir:
I enjoyed the article Semi-Tough Goes to the Movies (Nov. 7), but your cover was even more interesting. This may be the first time a major magazine has had a Rhodes scholar (Kris Kristofferson) and a Sarah Lawrence graduate (Jill Clayburgh) on its cover.
ANDREW L. HARRISON
Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

NOMINATIONS (CONT.)
Sir:
Considering his great World Series performance despite the storms around him, there is no other choice for your Sportsman of the Year award than Reginald Martinez Jackson.
STEVE MAIMAN
Spring Valley, N.Y.

Sir:
Anyone but Reggie Jackson.
BOB STEMPAK
Pittsburgh

Sir:
Who else but Billy Martin?
DAN LOVALLO
OWEN CANFIELD III
DAVE FRIDAY
Torrington, Conn.

Sir:
Tom Lasorda.
GLEN KITAYAMA
Monterey Park, Calif.

Sir:
Brooks Robinson.
JONATHAN McGRAIN
Worcester, Mass.

Sir:
The man who gave the fans their money's worth and gave some of his money back to the fans: Greg Luzinski.
CHARLES GALLAGHER JR.
Landisville, Pa.

Sir:
How about baseball's greatest home run hitter, Sadaharu Oh?
CRAIG MAZZARO
Amelia, Ohio

Sir:
Bill Walton. He has taken more criticism in two years than some people take in a lifetime.
MIKE ROBERTSON
Hokes Bluff, Ala.

Sir:
The most exciting pure runner in all of football, the Chicago Bears' Walter Payton.
RICK OWENS
Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sir:
O.J. Simpson.
REED C. STEWART
Buffalo

Sir:
Texas Football Coach Fred Akers.
RICHARD DRISCOLL
Brookline, Mass.

Sir:
Guillermo Vilas, not only for the longest winning streak on clay but also for putting up with Ion Tiriac.
MARK VECHIONE
El Paso

Sir:
Virginia Wade.
TOM O'NEILL
Charleston, S.C.

Sir:
How can you not pick marathon runner Bill Rodgers?
VICTOR FINSTER
New York City

Sir:
Marathon runner Miki Gorman.
LAURIE CUSHING
Denver

Sir:
Gordie Howe.
DAVE CHORNELL
Edmonton, Alberta

Sir:
Bobby Orr. He deserves the award just for having the courage to get back on skates and play again.
BARRY ROZNER
Wilmette, Ill.

Sir:
The fans of the New Jersey Nets, of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and of French 12-meter sailing.
EDWARD H. ROBBINS
Piscataway, N.J.

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