RARE MISS: New York Jets radio play-by-play broadcaster Marty Glickman missed his first announcing assignment in 25 years last Sunday with a respiratory infection. He was replaced on the Jets-Dolphins broadcast on WCBS by Ed Ingles. Glickman's last missed assignment was a Knicks game in 1965.
STRANGE CREW: Vin Scully? Sharing air time with Pat Haden and Don Sutton? On TBS? Yup. Turner Broadcasting has acquired the prime-time rights to the PGA United Hawaiian Open Jan. 17-20.
Scully, the legendary voice of major league baseball, signed for this event only and will handle play-by-play. Golfer Bob Murphy will be the analyst, while Haden, Sutton and golfer Jim Colbert will be on-course reporters.
GOODBYE, IVY?: The Ivy League's three-year football contract with ESPN ended last week and Loren Matthews, senior vice president for programming, said the network plans to increase its Big Ten coverage, leaving room for only two or three Ivy games next season.
HE'S BACK: Mike Baker, the maniacal pledge master on the two tiny Northern Virginia public television stations, has lined up another killer college basketball schedule. He has 130 men's games so far for WNVC-TV-56 and WNVT-TV-53, starting Nov. 24.
Channel 53 kicks off with Sunday's final of the Marymount Tip-Off Classic, a Division III women's tournament in Arlington. SportsChannel America will distribute the feed nationally.
Marymount Coach Bill Finney said he thinks it's the first time Division III women's games have been televised. The eight participating teams had a 153-62 combined record in 1989-90.
ZZZZZZ: How dull was Monday night's Redskins-Eagles game? National ratings came in at a low 15.8 and season ratings are down 11 percent. Meanwhile, ESPN earned an 11.9 cable rating (6.79 million viewers) for last Sunday night's Cowboys-49ers game, the network's third-highest NFL mark since acquiring the rights four seasons ago.
ROCK ON RADIO: Montgomery College-Rockville's bid for the national junior college football title in the Mid-America Bowl on Dec. 2 probably will not be on television, although WINX-1600 in Rockville is trying to finalize a deal for the radio broadcast.