He had a lot to give
Chucky Mullins, the University of Mississippi football player whose determination to live a normal life after a paralyzing injury won the admiration of a nation, was eulogized yesterday, two days after he died of complications from a blood clot in his lungs.
"Chucky Mullins is the most courageous football player I have ever known," head coach Billy Brewer said at a one-hour campus memorial service attended by an estimated 2,000 people. "Chucky's philosophy was probably simply this: I may give out, but I'll never give up."
Greer benefits from an assist
Fans of former National Basketball Association star Hal Greer, who retired in 1973, have launched a drive to recover the career mementos lost when he and his wife were unable to meet the payments on their Philadelphia home.
Marshall University administrator Betty Cleckley said she is leading a fund-raiser to buy the items that went unsold when Sports Auctions of New York Inc. put them up for bid last month. She plans to return the items to Greer.
"Some of the things from the auction have not been picked up, and the auction company indicated it would take $8,000 for the items that are left," Cleckley said. "We're having a difficult time trying to raise it. Right now we're at about $3,000."
These Monarchs are not kings
Soccer comes first. Even if the London Monarchs finish with the best record in the World League of American Football -- they are 7-0 -- they will not be host for a semifinal playoff game.
Soccer is being played in Wembley Stadium June 1-2, the weekend of the WLAF playoffs. Three other proposed British sites for the playoffs were rejected.