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U.S. FOOTBALL: IN MAPS AND DIAGRAMS
November 15, 1954
At the height of the football season, a Monday morning quarterback's map of the U.S. (above) looks like nothing so much as a general's battle plan. From one end of the country to the other, the weekly battles are organized like the encounters of battalions, regiments and divisions in a system as complex as it is often confusing to the eager football layman. And behind them stand the colleges, large and small, from whose ranks of men and women come the teams, the cheerleaders, the bands and all the pageantry which make football what it is.
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November 15, 1954

U.s. Football: In Maps And Diagrams

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SCHOOLS

 

Enrolment

Stadium Capacity

 

Male

Female

(1) PACIFIC COAST
Pacific Coast Conf.

CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, Calif.

10,250

5,250

81.490

IDAHO, Moscow, Idaho.

2,000

1,000

17,500

OREGON, Eugene, Oregon

2,580

1,490

24,500

OREGON ST., Corvallis, Ore.

3,300

1,700

26,000

SO. CAL, Los Angeles, Calif.

12,760

3,800

105,000

STANFORD, Stanford, Calif.

5,120

2,030

90,000

UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif.

8,670

4,800

105,000

WASHINGTON, Seattle, Wash.

9,000

4,050

55,500

WASH. STATE, Pullman, Wash.

3,300

1,730

25,000

Independents

COLLEGE OF PACIF., Stockton, Cal.

400

370

36,260

SAN JOSE ST., San Jose, Cal.

3,520

3,180

18,100

(2) MOUNTAIN STATES
Skyline Conf.

BRIGHAM YOUNG, Provo, Utah.

3,500

3,000

12,000

COL. A. & M., Ft. Collins, Col.

2,460

910

15,000

DENVER, Denver, Col.

3,700

2,000

27,500

MONTANA, Missoula, Mont.

1,450

670

10,000

N. MEX., Albuquerque, N.M.

2,700

1,800

14,000

UTAH U., Salt Lake City.

5,880

3,110

30,000

UTAH STATE, Logan, Utah

2,030

1,360

10,000

WYOMING, Laramie, Wyo.

1,700

700

20,000

(3) MISSOURI VALLEY
Intercoll. Ath. Conf. (Big 7)

COLORADO, Boulder, Col.

4,500

2,500

30,000

IOWA STATE, Ames, Ia.

5,500

2,300

20,000

KANSAS. Lawrence, Kan.

4,700

2,100

38,000

KANSAS ST., Manhattan, Kan.

3,000

2,000

23,000

MISSOURI, Columbia, Mo.

5,480

1,880

40,000

NEBRASKA, Lincoln, Neb.

4,760

1,930

39,000

OKLAHOMA, Norman, Okla.

5,800

3,200

55,000

Missouri Valley Conf.

DETROIT, Detroit, Mich.

5,970

1,670

25,000

HOUSTON, Houston, Tex.

10,000

3,500

70,000

OKLA. A.&M., Stillwater, Okla.

6,880

2,150

40,000

TULSA, Tulsa, Okla.

2,800

1,600

25,630

WICHITA, Wichita, Kan.

2,370

950

15,500

(4) MIDDLEWEST
Western Conf. (Big 10)

ILLINOIS, Champaign, Ill.

11,660

3,820

71,120

INDIANA, Bloomington, Ind.

7,500

4,130

33,790

IOWA, Iowa City, Ia.

5,300

2,400

53,000

MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Mich.

10,900

5,220

97,240

MICH. ST., E. Lansing, Mich.

9,420

4,670

50,700

MINNESOTA, Minneapolis

13,460

5,620

66,500

NORTHWESTERN, Evanston, Ill.

5,200

2,760

54,000

OHIO STATE, Columbus, Ohio.

13,580

5,110

78,680

PURDUE, Lafayette, Ind.

8,500

2,000

52,000

WISCONSIN, Madison, Wis.

9,200

3,300

51,000

Mid-American Conf.

BOWLING GREEN, Bowl. Gr., O.

1,700

1,520

6,500

KENT STATE U., Kent, O.

3,000

2,000

15,000

MIAMI ( Ohio), Oxford, O.

2,950

2,150

14,000

OHIO U., Athens, Ohio.

2,800

1,600

15,000

TOLEDO, Toledo, Ohio.

4,000

1,500

13,200

WESTERN MICH., Kalamazoo, Mich.

2,550

1,360

15,200

WESTERN RESERVE, Cleveland, Ohio.

700

700

11,000

Independents

CINCINNATI, Cinn., O.

4,410

1,960

30,000

DETROIT (see Mo. Valley Conf.)

MARQUETTE, Milwaukee, Wis.

5,600

2,300

21,500

NOTRE DAME, Notre Dame, Ind.

5,400

--

56,000

WAYNE, Detroit, Mich.

9,500

5,870

25,000

(5) EAST
Ivy League

BROWN, Providence, R.I.

1,940

--

27,220

COLUMBIA, New York, N.Y.

2,200

--

32,000

CORNELL, Ithaca, N.Y.

5,700

2,000

34,000

DARTMOUTH, Hanover, N.H.

2,750

--

16,340

HARVARD, Cambridge, Mass.

4,800

--

40,000

PENNSYLVANIA, Phila.

11,800

3,700

78,200

PRINCETON, Princeton, N.J.

2,800

--

49,000

YALE, New Haven, Conn.

3,990

--

70,900

Yankee Conference

CONNECTICUT, Storrs, Ct.

4,470

2,070

15,200

MAINE, Orono, Me.

2,111

771

10,200

MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, Mass.

2,283

1,235

8,000

NEW HAMPSHIRE, Durham, N.H.

1,800

1,000

7,250

RHODE ISLAND, Kingston, R.I.

1,400

700

4,000

VERMONT, Burlington, Vt.

1,533

911

5,423

Independents

ARMY, West Point, N.Y.

2,400

--

27,000

BOSTON COLLEGE, Chestnut Hill, Mass.

4,900

2,600

20,000

BOSTON U., Boston, Mass.

4,000

5,000

42,000

COLGATE, Hamilton, N.Y.

1,300

--

13,800

FORDHAM, New York, N.Y.

6,240

3,120

49,000

HOLY CROSS, Worcester, Mass.

1,800

--

25,000

NAVY, Annapolis, Md.

3,520

--

22,000

PENN ST., State Coll. Pa.

9,500

3,250

30,000

PITTSBURGH, Pitts., Pa.

3,790

1,200

60,000

RUTGERS, New Bruns., N.J.

2,300

--

23,000

SYRACUSE, Syracuse, N.Y.

5,760

3,330

40,000

TEMPLE U., Philadelphia, Pa.

5,000

4,000

40,000

VILLANOVA, Villanova, Pa.

2,200

--

40,000

(6) SOUTH
Atlantic Coast Conference

CLEMSON, Clemson, S.C.

2,600

--

20,500

DUKE, Durham, N.C.

4,100

1,000

57,000

MARYLAND, College Park

5,500

3,000

45,000

N. CAROLINA ST., Raleigh

3,980

40

20,000

N. CAROLINA U., Chapel Hill

5,000

1,000

43,970

S. CAROLINA, Columbia

3,000

1,000

35,000

VIRGINIA U., Charlottesville

3,300

250

30,000

WAKE FOREST, Wake Forest, N.C.

1,060

300

30,000

Southern Conference

CITADEL, Charleston, S.C.

1,400

--

22,300

DAVIDSON, Davidson, N.C.

830

--

10,000

FURMAN, Greenville, S.C.

750

490

18,000

GEO. WASH., Wash., D.C.

8,120

3,300

37,500

RICHMOND, Richmond, Va.

3,000

500

22,000

VMI, Lexington, Va.

900

--

12,000

VIRG. TECH., Black., Va.

2,850

150

12,000

WASH. & LEE, Lexington, Va.

1,000

--

12,000

WEST VIRGINIA U., Morgantown, W. Va.

3,600

1,500

33,000

WILLIAM & MARY, Williamsburg, Va.

800

790

17,500

Southeastern Conference

ALABAMA, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

6,020

3,000

32,000

AUBURN, Auburn, Ala.

5,000

1,500

22,500

FLORIDA U., Gainesville, Fla.

7,260

2,370

40,000

GEORGIA TECH, Atlanta, Ga.

4,000

10

40,000

GEORGIA U., Athens, Ga.

2,960

1,320

46,000

KENTUCKY, Lexington, Ky.

3,800

1,800

36,000

LOUISIANA STATE, Baton Rouge, La.

5,000

3,000

68,000

MISS. ST., State College, Miss.

2,400

300

35,000

MISSISSIPPI U., Oxford, Miss.

1,800

800

34,500

TENN. U., Knoxville, Tenn.

4,190

1,620

52,000

TULANE, New Orleans, La.

3,300

640

81,000

VANDERBILT, Nashville, Tenn.

3,000

500

27,900

Independents

FLORIDA ST., Tallahassee, Fla.

3,100

3,000

15,000

LOUISVILLE, L'ville, Ky.

3,500

1,500

15,000

MEMPHIS ST., Memphis, Tenn.

1,570

960

28,900

MIAMI ( Fla.), Coral Gables, Fla.

7,040

3,280

65,000

(7) SOUTHWEST
Southwest Conference

ARKANSAS, Fayette., Ark.

2,800

1,300

27,000

BAYLOR, Waco, Tex.

2,870

1,960

50,000

RICE, Houston, Tex.

1,280

350

70,000

SO. METHODIST, Dallas, Tex.

2,910

1,500

75,500

TEXAS A. & M. College Sta., Tex.

6,000

--

42,500

TEXAS CHRISTIAN, Fort Worth, Tex.

2,600

1,300

36,880

TEXAS U., Austin, Tex.

8,700

4,100

65,500

Border Conference

ARIZONA, Tucson, Ariz.

3,903

1,929

26,700

ARIZONA ST., Tempe, Ariz.

2,750

1,128

14,800

HARDIN-SIMMONS, Abilene, Tex.

826

530

8,000

NEW MEXICO A. & M., State College, N.M.

1,200

600

7,000

TEXAS TECH. Lubb., Tex.

3,900

1,500

30,000

TEXAS WESTERN, El Paso, Tex.

1,938

886

15,000

WEST TEXAS STATE, Canyon, Tex.

1,169

1,164

7,000

At the height of the football season, a Monday morning quarterback's map of the U.S. (above) looks like nothing so much as a general's battle plan. From one end of the country to the other, the weekly battles are organized like the encounters of battalions, regiments and divisions in a system as complex as it is often confusing to the eager football layman. And behind them stand the colleges, large and small, from whose ranks of men and women come the teams, the cheerleaders, the bands and all the pageantry which make football what it is.

Here, with the aid of diagrams prepared by L. H. Billing, Sports Engineer for the Falk Corporation's Sport Facts, SI presents an over-all view of the national football scene. The conferences are located above, and detailed in charts at right, which lists the colleges, their enrollment and football stadiums. The gridiron itself, scene of the weekly battles, is blueprinted on opposite page with all the precise measurements developed from 80 years of play.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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