24-year-old University of Michigan freshman, streaked rarely swum 100-yard
orthodox breaststroke in speedy 1:04.7 in preliminary of Michigan AAU
championships at Ann Arbor (Dec. 3) to shatter existing American record of
1:14.1 set by Corporal Fred McGuire of Third Army last year.
?West Side Beers,
led by Dennis Wright's perfect 300 game (his fourth), rattled pins for two
national bowling marks in Uptown Three-Man Classic League at Milwaukee. West
Side's 755 topped previous high of 751 for single game while 2,078 for three
games (Dec. 1) surpassed own record made last month.
brilliant Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, winner of Heisman and Maxwell trophies as
nation's outstanding college player, was picked for Associated Press
All-America backfield along with Jim Swink of Texas Christian, Earl Morrall of
Michigan State and Tommy McDonald of Oklahoma. The line: Ends Ron Beagle of
Navy and Howard Schnellenberger of Kentucky; Tackles Frank D'Agostino of Auburn
and Paul Wiggin of Stanford; Guards James Brown of UCLA and Pasquale Bisceglia
of Notre Dame; Center Bob Pellegrini of Maryland. Cassady, Swink, Beagle and
Pellegrini also were named on seven other All-Americas.
hard-pressed by underdog North Carolina, used second-quarter 35-yard touchdown
run by sophomore Oliver Rudy to hold off stubborn Tarheels 6-0 at Durham, N.C.,
gained tie with unbeaten Maryland for Atlantic Coast championship.
pros Otto Graham and Lou Groza got whiff of playoff gold, were at their best as
they led Browns to 30-7 victory over Pittsburgh Steelers to clinch sixth
straight Eastern Conference crown in National Football League. Graham passed
for two touchdowns, scored one on plunge while sure-footed Groza kicked three
field goals, added as many conversions.
New York Giants
unleashing newly found offensive strength, hooked up in thriller with
Washington, came from behind to win 27-20 on Ben Agajanian's 35-yard field
goal, Charlie Conerly's 27-yard scoring pass to Kyle Rote, knocked Redskins out
Los Angeles Rams
built up early lead on power running of Tank Younger and Ronnie Waller and
accurate passing of Norm Van Brocklin, held off rallying Baltimore Colts 20-14
to maintain slender lead in Western Conference.
bouncing back from drubbing by Chicago Cardinals, scored on Ed Brown's 20-yard
toss to Harlon Hill in final minutes, caught improving Detroit Lions 21-20 to
remain close behind Rams.