Lee Corso is gone as Indiana's football coach. Athletic Director Ralph Floyd, after his recommendation to the IU trustees leaked, was emphatic that "the time has arrived to make a change."

Corso, the glib former Maryland and Navy assistant who has coached the Hoosiers for a decade (41-68-2), had been away recruiting much of the last three weeks, evidently believing IU President John Ryan would intercede to save his job...

John Cooper, so successful at Tulsa, reportedly will tell N.C. State today whether he'll coach the Wolfpack, which otherwise probably will turn to Dick Sheridan of three-time Southern Conference champion Furman. Cooper has to weigh N.C. State Chancellor Bruce Poulton's insistence, "I'm not going to consider a contract as short as three years. I'd love to see us hire someone who's not looking to make a quick reputation at State and then move on..."

At Bethune-Cookman of the MEAC, President Oswald F. Bronson makes no bones about Bobby Frazier ending four years, 23-18-1, as football coach: "To get into the (TV) money, we've got to build a winning team. It needs to be more than 50-50 or 60-40"...

Now it's a "long-legged walking cast" for Kentucky 7-footer Sam Bowie, quashing Wildcat hopes he might play basketball by mid-January. X-rays of the fractured shinbone that has sidelined Bowie since before last season showed healing not complete.