? Michigan State gave the most Negro athletic scholarships—50. This is almost twice the number granted to Negroes by any other Big Ten school. Michigan State also gave the most athletic grants in the conference—265, and Purdue the fewest—164.
?There are 1,861 Negroes in the Southeastern Conference. This is 1.4% of all students. SEC colleges gave 2,236 athletic scholarships, the most of any major conference. Only 11 of these went to Negroes. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Mississippi, Mississippi State, LSU and Georgia gave none to Negroes.
?There are 1,001 Negroes in Atlantic Coast colleges, which is 1.4% of the total number of students. The University of Virginia has the lowest percentage of Negro students—.4%. Thirty-four Negroes in the ACC received athletic grants—20 of them at Maryland and nine at Wake Forest. Duke, Clemson, South Carolina and Virginia gave no Negro athletic scholarships.
?In the Southwest Conference, which is .65% Negro, 1,678 athletic scholarships were distributed, 16 to Negroes. The most given to Negroes by any school in the conference is four (Southern Methodist); Rice granted none.
?The Ivy League filed no returns on athletic scholarships, since it offers none as such. Of its 41,005 students, 2% are Negroes.
The Most Reverend Philip M. Hannan, Archbishop of New Orleans, delivered this invocation at a Saints banquet two weeks ago: "Oh God, we ask your blessing upon all who participate in this banquet this evening, and on all who have supported our Saints. Our Heavenly Father, who has instructed us that the 'saints by faith conquered kingdoms...and overcame lions,' grant our Saints an increase of faith and strength so that they will not only overcome the lions, but also the Bears, the Rams, the Giants and even those awesome people in Green Bay. Give to our owners and coaches the continued ability to be as wise as serpents and simple as doves so that no good talent will dodge our draft. Grant to our fans perseverance in their devotion and unlimited lung-power, tempered with a sense of charity to all, including the referees. May our beloved 'Bedlam Bowl' be a source of good fellowship, and may The Saints Go Marching In be a victory march for all, now and in eternity."