Date: Sat, 8 Nov 1997 10:03:26 -0500 From: Ron Butters Subject: (basket)ball terms Larry writes: >I don't think it's ["Duke ball" versus >"Duke's ball"] s-deletion but something >more >morphosyntactic I agree: the source seems to me to be more logically the noun adjunct construction than the possessive--a reduction of, say, "It's the Duke ball on the forty-yard line" (I swear I've actually heard that; though I don't often listen/watch football and never basketball, one can't entirely escape the play-by-play for either one, especially the latter here at Duke).