Chuck Driesell had persistence, Lefty Driesell had an unexpected leftover grant-in-aid, and the twain meet: Chuck the Springbrook High star walks right on by the walk-on status his dad the Maryland coach said earlier was the way he'd have to go about trying to become a basketball Terrapin. The 6-foot-1 all-Montgomery athlete has strengthened his credentials with his play in the Urban Coalition League, has been awarded a UM basketball scholarship and has heard Charles the Elder declare, "He'll have the same opportunity as everybody else."
Recent Redskin Mike Kruczek has fallen so far in football esteem that the Toronto Argonauts, who not so long ago sought to acquire him as quarterback help, now have denied him so much as a tryout. . . By way of contrast: Ron Jaworski has been rewarded for quarterbacking Philadelphia to the Super Bowl with a spanking new five-year contract making him the highest paid Eagle ever; figure $400,000 annually. . . Another first-round draftee signed, U. of Houston defensive end Leonard Mitchell by the Eagles, for four years, but another No. 1 out hurt: the same Mitchell, stress fracture in a foot.
George Allen is everywhere! Ronald Reagan has named the ol' coach chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, succeeding Al McGuire. A nonpaying job . . . Eleventh-hour boost for the Washington Star International tennis tourney commencing this weekend: late entries of 1974 champ/'75 runner-up Harold Solomon and '78 runner-up Eddie Dibbs . . . Mike Weaver and Quick Tillis are set for Oct. 3 in the Horizon, Rosemont, Ill., deal sealed by a Bob Arum Chicago press conference, so Gerry Cooney gets put on hold as WBA heavyweight challenger. Cofeature with Weaver-Tillis, live on cable TV: Marvin Hagler defends his middleweight belt against Mustapha Hamsho. . .
More Philadelphia stories: F. Eugene Dixon, the Widener heir in the process of selling the NBA 76ers, has joined the Bill Giles syndicate seeking to buy the baseball Phillies. . . Harold Katz, tentative $12 million purchaser of the Sixers, runs into a roadblock: suit by wife Barbara Katz to stop the sale because it could hurt her pending divorce settlement. . . Despite a hard campaign by Washingtonian Bill Armstrong and other concerned alumni, the Villanova trustees have voted overwhelmingly in reaffirmation of their April 14 decision to drop varsity football. . .