College Basketball: Paying to Play


In Princeton's college-boy lingo, Bill Bradley, 20, is known as a "straight arrow"—meaning, says a classmate, that "he is just what his parents think he is." He does not drink or smoke or chew. He studies seven hours a day for a B average, goes to Presbyterian church on Sunday and polishes off by teaching Sunday school. That would be enough to set him apart on most campuses, but there is more: he is the first All-America basketball player in Princeton's history, and quite possibly the best college player in the game.

Last week stubborn Lafayette put three men on Bradley,...

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