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December 20, 1954
A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS
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December 20, 1954

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A ROUNDUP OF THE WEEK'S NEWS

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BASKETBALL'S TOP TEN
(Verdict of the Associated Press writers' poll)
Team standings this week, with points figured on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis (first-place votes in parentheses):

 

Points

1?La Salle (54)

847

2?Kentucky (18)

689

3? Illinois (8)

381

4? North Carolina State (6)

354

5?Dayton

334

6?Missouri (2)

255

7?Indiana

238

8? UCLA

206

9?Duquesne

205

10?Niagara

174

RUNNERS-UP: 11, George Washington 162; 12, Louisville (2) 128; 13, Iowa 120; 14, Ohio State 109; 15, Utah 108.

RECOGNITION

Larry (Yogi) Berra, New York Yankees' catcher, won American League's Most Valuable Player award for second time. Berra hit .307 and 22 homers, batted in 125 runs, nosed out Cleveland's Larry Doby and Bobby Avila.

Henry (Red) Sanders of unbeaten UCLA was elected Coach of the Year by members of American Football Coaches Association. Runners-up: Woodrow (Woody) Hayes of Ohio State; Bowden Wyatt of Arkansas.

Navy won August V. Lambert Memorial Trophy as East's top team.

Carl (Bobo) Olson, world middleweight champion, was chosen Fighter of the Year and winner of Edward J. Neil Memorial Plaque.

Frankie Ryff , unbeaten New York lightweight, was voted Rookie of the Year.

Lt. Stanley R. Swanson of U.S. Air Force, former Navy star, was named outstanding college lacrosse defense player for 1954 and winner of William G. Schmeisser Trophy by U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

Scott Frost , winter book favorite for 1955 Hambletonian, was selected champion two-year-old colt by U.S. Trotting Association.

RECORD BREAKERS
Lafayette , Ind. Swim Club's Valerie Delaneaux, Coralie O'Connor, Anne Bardwell, Beth Wittall broke own world mark for 400-yard medley relay with 4:40.9 clocking.

FOOTBALL

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