Radio & TV: Football Blackout

For months before the big Kentucky-Tennessee game, every seat in the stadium at Lexington, Ky., had been sold out. Louisville's station WHAS-TV was ready & willing to telecast the game; University of Kentucky officials were eager to have it televised. But the telecast was banned just the same. Reason: the National Collegiate Athletic Association's experimental blackout, designed to test the effect of TV on football attendance (TIME, June 18).

Since the N.C.A.A. plan went into effect this fall, only 19 major games have been telecast across the nation, with one area going without a game each week. Last week it was Louisville's...

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