The week's football made it look like Michigan and UCLA in the Rose Bowl, Maryland and Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. And with All-America End Don Holleder proving he really is a quarterback, as Red Blaik has said all along, another good game is shaping up on the horizon: Army vs. Navy, November 26 in Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium.
Horse Racing got a prominent addition to its cast of characters in the $282,000 Garden State: a picture-running 2-year-old named Prince John who beat 11 other top colts at the New Jersey track. Trainer Walter Kelley of Elmendorf Stable said Prince John will race in Florida this winter. "After that, we might start thinking of the Kentucky Derby."
Baseball began to look forward to a busy winter after the first major postseason deal. The Chicago White Sox, still looking for a power hitter, got one in Larry Doby. The Indians, in an attempt to plug defensive weaknesses, received two outstanding fielders in return, Chico Carrasquel and Jim Busby. As usual, both teams were happy.
Wes Santee bounced back into the headlines on a point of finance. His suspension by the Missouri Valley AAU for accepting "excessive expense money" in California track meets last spring can be appealed but certainly poses a threat to America's premier miler's hopes of competing in the 1956 Olympics.
Lew Hoad, able to return a strong "no" to Jack Kramer's original offer of $45,000 to turn pro, wavered briefly when the ante was hiked to $56,250, then stood firm. Best bet: after another try at Wimbledon, Forest Hills and the 1956 Davis Cup defense, Hoad will be ready to listen again—if the offer goes to $75,000.