Arnold Can Have Army, Not Recruit

A dinner with Arnold Palmer resulted in an NCAA sanction against Tiger Woods, the Stanford golfing standout and two-time U.S. Amateur champion.

Palmer picked up the check, a violation of NCAA rules. However, Woods' eligibility was restored after he agreed to reimburse Palmer, according to Golf World.

"I was pretty angry," Woods said. "I didn't do anything wrong."

Perhaps you should have left a tip, Tiger, and the ever-vigilant NCAA might have backed off.

Trivia time: What is the NCAA Division 1-A record for the highest-scoring tie game?

A no-brainer: A quick quiz from Bernie Lincicome of the Chicago Tribune: "The low point in Northwestern football history was a) allowing 505 points in 1980, b) the 34-game losing streak, c) the year George Steinbrenner was an assistant coach."

No tomahawk chop: The recently concluded World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians created a problem for The Oregonian of Portland and the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis, two newspapers that have banned the use of Indian nicknames in their pages.

Misunderstood: Scott Ostler in the San Francisco Chronicle: "Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden are full of remorse over having hung out with the wrong crowd. So why does the feeling persist that they are the wrong crowd?"

Bombs away!Tank Younger, former Ram standout running back, on playing the 49ers in San Francisco's Kezar Stadium in the 1950s:

"Those seagulls would come over when the weather was bad, come off the ocean and relieve [themselves] on you. Nobody pulled their helmets off."

Add Kezar: Former Ram receiver Jack Snow: "In the first couple of games that I played, we'd go out and warm up early with no helmets on. But in Kezar, you had to wear your helmet. I mean these people would be bouncing pints, half pints off your helmet."

Words of wisdom: Grantland Rice, a famous sportswriter, once commenting on quarterback Sammy Baugh's prospective pro football career:

"He just isn't big enough to take the pounding he's going to get. I doubt that a skinny kid like that can last more than a season or two."

Baugh played 16 seasons for the Washington Redskins and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Babble on: Blackie Sherrod in the Dallas Morning News: "Our man Beano Cook walked out on his ESPN commentary with a year left on his contract. Said he had run out of things to say. That never stopped any of his co-workers."

Looking back: On this day in 1974, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round in Kinshasa, Zaire, to regain the heavyweight title.

Trivia answer: San Diego State-Brigham Young, 52-52, on Nov. 16, 1991.

Quotebook: Oakland Raider linebacker Rob Fredrickson on 40-year-old quarterback Vince Evans: "I think I had his football card as a kid."

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