Look out. Coach Joe B. Hall, with the luxurious, ski-chalet style dormitory the Kentucky folks built to house your basketball squad - a pad dedicated about the time you were nailing down the NCAA champoinship.
Lefty Driesell has his eyes on a Terrpin basketball house.
Dwight Anderson, the Dayton, Ohio, high school flash who palyed in the Capital Classic, was quoted a few months ago as saying he had wanted to go to Maryland but didn't like the dormitory where the players stayed. Anderson opted for Kentucky.
And now, Post staff writer Betty Cuniberti passes along that Driesell is looking into the posibility of buying a small brick apartment just off the campus in College Park, just for his team. The building Driesell has looked at and shown to the players contains about 12 two-bedroom apartments.
"No way we can compete with what Kentucy has," the Left-hander allows, but" . . . I don't think our dorms are the greatest situation in the world."
P.S. Driesell said he is only thinking yet about how to purchase, etc. - but it's something he thought about in prior years only to be told by his players they didn't want to live off campus. This year's squad seemed more interested, he said.
And with all the disgruntlement over his off-the-cuff remarks to a Lions Club on blacks, sex and salaries. Minnesota owner Calvin Griffith pleads "out of context" quotation and says he is trying to "get a few things straightened out" with his offended players. Those include Rod Carew, Dan Ford and Burch Wynegar. Now there is the Twin Cities Urban League, calling on Commissioner Bowie Kuhn to investigate Griffith's remarks to see whether the attitude they conveyed prevails in baseball. (If you missed it, the former Washington club owner "light heartedly" said he moved his team to Minnesota because blacks aren't much for attending baseball games, and the Twin Cities are largely white.) "May-be," suggested an Urban League spokesperson, "next season the Twins could play in an appropriate place . . . could be called the Johannesburg Twins."
You don't suppose Griffith has let loose because . . .? In Denver, oilman Marvin Davis, who almost landed the A's before the Oakland Coliseum lease stymied him this spring, says he is nearing completion of purchase of a major started Sunday in Baltimore that he had a deal to take the Orioles off Jerry Hoffberger's hands, and says, "I got something but I ain't talking. When it's ready, it'll be signed and packaged before I tell anybody. So don't list any rumors, don't do any speculating. We got a deal and I don't know if it's going to materialize but it's getting close." Okay, Mr. Davis, excuse the opening of this paragraph.
Kuhn's clout won new confirmation yesterday from the highest of confirmers: the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices yesterday let stand lower court decisions frustrating Charles O. Finley's challenge of the commissioner's 1976 order that blocked the A's sale of Joe Rudi, Rollie Fingers and Vida Blue.Finley's reaction was just about equivalent to what the Supreme Court said in staying off his case. Said Finley: "No comment, period."