Yet two more major-college coaches gone, Frank Arnold at Brigham Young and Ben Lindsey at Arizona. Four BYU players had been saying that if Arnold's back next fall, they won't be; now he mutually agrees with higher-ups that eight years (137-94, this season 15-14) was enough. Lindsey is "amazed and shocked to be hired and released prior to one full year and without any year of recruiting." A 1-17 Pac-10 year, 4-24 over-all, did him in . . . In the ACC, Carl Tacy speaks: "I have no plans to resign my position as head coach at Wake Forest. I am the coach and all my energies are directed to preparing the team for the NIT and getting new players to Wake for next year" . . . This year, Tacy has a worry heading his Deacons for Murray State and NIT play Wednesday: a tire jack badly bruised the big toe on guard Delaney Rudd's left foot; he's questionable . . .
Georgia Tech's Bobby Cremins, the one with the Indian sign on Maryland, is the ACC coach of the year. The voting by the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association was Cremins 61, Dean Smith 25, Lefty Driesell 24, Jim Valvano 21, Terry Holland 6, Bill Foster 1, Mike Krzyzewski and Tacy 0 . . . And Cremins' prize from Enid, Okla., 6-foot scoring champ Mark Price, is ACC rookie of the year, 83-53 over Duke's Johnny Dawkins . . . Harvard soph Bob Ferry the younger, a 15-point scorer at guard, makes all-Ivy second team . . . Gary Monroe, ex-Theodore Roosevelt H.S., kept Wright State aimed at a possible NCAA Division II shot at UDC, making regional tourney MVP. The 6-7 senior shoots .638 from the field, .853 from the stripe including 39 straight.