Education: The Phantom Tackle

At Ohio's Wittenberg University this fall, the football team won all nine games, achieved its second unbeaten season, and became co-champion of the state conference. But last week disaster struck: Wittenberg was forced to forfeit all its 1970 games.

What threw Wittenberg for a loss was a slight sin of omission by Tackle Rick Mako, 21. Last spring, because of some unpaid bills, Rick skipped registering for his senior year; this fall the registrar's office told him it was too late. When a routine administrative check uncovered Rick's nonstudent status last week, Wittenberg sportingly confessed that it had fielded an...

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