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Joe Pa, at the Big Ten roundtable this week, took up for Fisher DeBerry in a discussion about the increased scoring in the Big Ten. Is it scheme? Is it better practice facilities? Or, in the words of Joe Pa might it be the influence of the Black Athlete?

"You have to be careful the way you say things sometimes. Poor [Air Force coach] Fisher DeBerry got in trouble, but the black athlete has made a big difference. They have changed the whole tempo of the game. Black athletes have just done a great job as athletes and as people in turning the game around."