The saga of B. J. Dickey, Michigan quarterback, grows sadder. Now it's assault and battery charges against the Wolverine first-stringer who probably will not play his senior year because of suspension (with four teammates) for breaking team rules.
According to a complaint to East Lansing police by two Michigan State students, Dickey and another U. of M. athlete, wrestler William Konovsky, beat them up with bottle and fist near the MSU campus March 30. A third Michigan student on the scene was not charged, but one of the complainants said:
"All three guys were big guys and they just picked on two little Spartans" . . .
Speaking of Big Ten types with sock, Woody Hayes is another said tale. The former Ohio State coach apparently is so sensitive these days that he requested for his scheduled speech at the Fairfax Sports Club last night that no newspaper photographers be present -- and no writers.
George Washington has tapped the Washington connection in Nebraska junior college basketball, Southeast community of Fairbury, and landed former Anacostia all-Interhigh Wilbert Skipper, 6-4 guard who set a school record of 1,226 points in his two seasons at Southeast C.C., averaging 25.2 the past season. And what an endorsement from his coach, Paul Shuttlesworth: "If grace under pressure is the measure of a man, then Wilbert Skipper is a splendid man.No odds are too great for him; he is indefatigable and courageous. He will be a great scholar-athlete at George Washington University."
The Georgetown University Gridiron Club is establishing a scholarship in the name of John D. Burke, the GU hall of fame halfback who died this year at 27; the club will endow the fund with $50,000 and make awards on an annual basis to Hoya student-athletes . . .
Rocky Bleier, the Steeler halfback visits again Saturday to receive the AMVETS Silver Helmet Award for Rehabilitation at the veterans organization's 23rd annual awards affair, Capital Hilton.
Bullet and Capital fans with tickets to playoffs that never happened, refunds are obtainable at Cap Centre box office and these banks: Suburban Trust, First American of Virginia, and National of Washington . . .
Washington's women's ice hockey team, the Red Coats, 8-22, will represent the Southeastern District of the Amateur Hockey Association in the women's national tournament at King of Prussia Friday through Sunday . . . The Potomac Valley Association AAU boxing finals come off Saturday at U. of Maryland's Ritchie Colisum; 7 p.m.; 25 bouts. Open-class winners advance to regionals in Charleston; W. Va. April 19-20. Proceeds of tickets at $5, $3, $2 needed to fund the trip . . . On Sunday, 7 p.m., the JCC Olympic Memorial Boxing Club concludes its first season at the Jewish Community Center, Rockville, with exhibitions against the Montgomery County Police Athletic League team. . .
We stand corrected (again): Army-Navy football moved into Philadelphia's Municipal (now JFK) Stadium in 1936, not 1932; thank you, Mr. Penn alum who took tickets for the games at Franklin Field in Philly in the early '30s . . .
Now the Kansas City Royals say Darrell Porter, in alcoholic rehabilitation, won't rejoin the club until May -- and K.C. won't have another star, center fielder Amos Otis, for a while, either. Otis injured the little finger of his right hand severely enough when struck by a ball from a pitching machine Monday that he's on the 21-day disabled list . . . Billy Martin's mother, Joan Downey, 75, is slated to throw out the first ball at the Oakland A's opener today.
The Cubs are a bit concerned over the invitation to King Kong Kingman to visit with NL President Chub Feeney in New York this weekend. General Manager Bob Kennedy had been insisting the incident in which Kingman dumped a bucket of ice and/or water on Arlington Heights Herald reporter Don Friske, 25, at training base in Mesa, Arz., had been handled internally . . .