Due to an erroneous wire service report, the actions of the NCAA Council concerning Proposition 48 were incorrectly reported in Thursday's Sports section. The council did not endorse a proposal by its Presidents Commission to allow a higher grade-point average to offset a low SAT score and vice versa in determining freshman athletic eligibility. The council is still considering what action to take regarding Proposition 48.
The NCAA Council, meeting in New Orleans, endorsed a proposed change in Proposal 48 previously okayed by the Presidents Commission. The proposal will be refined and presented for a vote by the NCAA membership at the annual convention in January.
NCAA President John R. Davis of Oregon State said he has been appointed by the council to work out the final form with Division I Chairman Otis A. Singletary of the University of Kentucky and Presidents Commission Chairman John W. Ryan of Indiana.
The rough-draft proposal establishes a system that permits lower scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test for those with higher grade-point averages in academic subjects. Instead of having to have both a C average and a 700 score on the SAT, for instance, the minimum SAT score could be as low as 660, if the grade-point average is 2.2 or better, Davis said. With a 1.8 grade-point average in academic courses, a student would need a 740, he said . . .
Frank Broyles, Arkansas athletic director and ABC-TV commentator on college football telecasts, has withdrawn his school's players from consideration for the new Butkus Award that will honor the nation's top college linebacker because its namesake, NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, does beer commercials.
Steve Finley, an official of the Butkus-sponsoring Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando, said Broyles called Monday to denounce the link between a collegiate honor and a beer spokesman. Broyles could not be reached for comment . . .
Iowa vs. Michigan, a game between the first and second-ranked teams in this week's Associated Press college football poll, originally was scheduled to be blacked out in the Washington area but will be televised Saturday on WDVM-TV-9 and WBAL-TV-11 at 3:30.