Oral Histories

Interview of Wiles Hallock

Pac-10 and Western Athletic Conference commissioner. Interviewed because of connection to J.D. Morgan, UCLA tennis coach and athletic director.
Right Man at the Right Time: J. D. Morgan
Right Man at the Right Time: J.D. Morgan
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Intercollegiate Athletics Staff
Rose, David A.
Hallock, Wiles
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This series documents the contribution of UCLA Athletics Coach J.D. Morgan through interviews with individuals who had worked with Morgan both inside and outside the UCLA community.
Wiles Hallock on his memories of J. D. Morgan: Initial professional contacts with Morgan; Morgan’s appointment as athletic director; Issues on the NCAA Basketball Tournament Committee; Morgan’s attitude toward officiating; Title IX and women’s athletics; Morgan’s stature in the conference; Personal qualities; Relations among athletic directors; UCLA’s special relationship with USC; Morgan and John McKay; Morgan’s stature in NCAA; Advocacy of the 2.0 rule; Formula for choosing the conference’s Rose Bowl representative; Controversy surrounding Super Bowl played in Rose Bowl; Issue of conference teams playing in bowl games other than Rose Bowl; Morgan’s role in Rose Bowl preparations; Transcript violations of 1977; Relationships between Morgan and UCLA faculty representatives; Relationship between Morgan and Young; Admissions standards in the conference; Morgan’s impact on intercollegiate athletics; Vision of present and future of intercollegiate athletics.