Sport: The Black Tigers

Like any other football team, Tennessee State's Tigers love to score touchdowns. But they are rather ambivalent about kicking field goals and extra points during home games. Reason: the high cost of leather. Every ball lost in the stands costs the small, predominantly black college $26.95 that it can ill afford. Near the end of a recent annihilation of Florida A. & M. (45-0), a student aide on the Tennessee State football staff looked at the mounting margin and worried: "I hope we have enough balls left."

Somehow Tennessee State has managed to find...

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