The recruiting rivals of Georgia Tech and Georgia have
been handed a brand-new argument which some have been quick to use: "Look
son, why do you want to go to those Georgia schools? They are bound by
segregation regulations and won't be playing much in the way of national
schedules from here on out."
The rivalry between World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio
and Britain's Stirling Moss, muffled last year when both drove for Mercedes,
can be counted on to provide some first-class racing duels in 1956. On the
heels of Moss's decision to drive for Maserati (SI, Dec. 12), Fangio last week
signed to drive for Ferrari.
Though Nashua's new owners—expected to be named this
week—may choose to retire him to stud, there is still a chance of another
Nashua-Swaps contest. Both horses have been nominated for the $100,000 Santa
Anita Handicap on February 25.
The Los Angeles Rams, a patchwork of the aging and the
young stitched together by Freshman Coach Sid Gillman, won pro football's
Western Division on the last day by burying Green Bay 31-17. They meet the
Cleveland Browns, Eastern Division winners, for the NFL title in Los Angeles on
University of Chicago, once terror of the Big Ten,
eased a step nearer return to intercollegiate football, with which it has been
incompatible since Hutchins days. A faculty committee recommended that Chicago
begin with a "free-lance" (nonconference) schedule, perhaps as early as
the 1957 season.
Taking a tip from the successes of such U.S. athletic
emissaries as Mai Whitfield and Jesse Owens, Czechoslovakia has dispatched its
famed distance runner, Emil Zatopek, and his javelin-throwing wife Dana on a
muscle mission to India.