Education: What Price Football?

When the University of Washington fired Football Coach John Cherberg (TIME, Feb. 13), it sailed into a storm of scandal involving under-the-counter payments of money to players by booster alumni. But Washington was apparently still more interested in victories than in its reputation, so it hired young (31)

Coach Darrell Royal away from Mississippi State at $17,000 a year. Then, in a poll of the faculty, the student Daily showed how wide is the gulf between the playing fields of Washington and its corridors of learning.

The Daily asked: 1) Is the new coach's salary justified, and 2) should football be de-emphasized? To...

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