Tuffy Leemans, the football hall of famer who died Jan. 19, will be honored by his alma meter at George Washington U.'s winter convocation Monday, 1 p.m., in Smith Center... The Touchdown Club, of which Leemans was president in 1956, gets its luncheon series going under 1979 prez Hugh Steinberger with a tribute noon Wednesday to Renaldo Nehemiah and All-America teammates on Coach Frank Costello's Maryland track squad... That leaves the Terp stars a couple of days to get up for the AAU national indoor meet in Madison Square Garden on Friday the 23rd.
In New York to publicize the AAU meet, Herman Frazier of the Philadelphia Pioneers told the folks he hopes to execute a rare double in the 1980 Olympics: compete in bobsled at the Winter Games in Lake Placid, then sprint in the Summer Games at Moscow. Frazier, the U.S. 400- and 500-meter record holder, ventured, "Half of the bobsled is pushing off, so why not use sprinters? It's a new technique that's being used in the event. I have a great chance to make Lake Placid..."
Tommy Prothro, the former Ram and Charger coach, was supposed to have told the N.Y. Giants he'd rather stay retired than become their director of football operations. Evidently the fact was he had other irons in the fire: he's taken the post of player personnel director (and executive v.p.) of the Cleveland Browns.
Coach Dick Bestwick and cohorts have rounded up 20-some grantees-in-aid, already, for Virginia football and, eased-up schedule or not, some seem genuine ACC timber, e.g.: Reggie Woods, All-America two-way guard at Hampton (Va.) High; Dan Popowski, All-Baltimore-Metro lineman from Bel Air; Bob Leone, allstate quarterback of New York state's top-ranked East Rochester H.S. (competition for Robinson's Todd Kirtley, who as a freshman came on so strong to take over U-Va.'s passing game late last season)...