Sport: Fine Time

Ten years ago the ten colleges in the Pacific Coast Conference hired a former FBI agent to keep their football "pure." But onetime G-Man Edwin Atherton, though he ruled some 50 players ineligible, never took the kind of step his successor, Victor O. Schmidt, did. Schmidt sleuthed campuses, found evidence that coaches and alumni were breaking rules in entertaining and recruiting star high-school athletes for conference teams. He thereupon fined every college in the conference last week. Oregon State College got off lightest: its fine was $25. The biggest was slapped on the best team: U.C.L.A., the conference champion, was fined...

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