The Le Mans auto race will be run this year (July 28-29) but will not count toward the 1956 world's sports car championship. The F�d�ration Internationale de l'Automobile dropped it because of drastic rules changes adopted by Le Mans authorities—principally limitations on fuel capacities, fueling stops and engine size.
Dr. Forrest C. (Phog) Allen, after 39 years of basketball coaching, has succumbed to the mandatory retirement rule of the University of Kansas. At 70 Allen pleaded fruitlessly for another year so that he might coach "the greatest team I ever assembled" and glory in the expected feats of 7-foot Wilton (Wilt the Stilt) Chamberlain. New coach: Phog's assistant, Dick Harp.
The Oklahoma-Notre Dame football telecast has caused rescheduling of the Baylor- Texas A&M game to night time play and Rice-Texas may make a similar shift to preserve the gate.
Governor Goodwin J. Knight of California has given another $30,000 to his committee investigating California boxing (see above) so that it may continue the good work.
Youngest person ever to bowl a perfect 300 game in play sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress is Gene Kuchcinski, 15, of Toledo, Ohio who has been bowling only two years. He turned the trick for the Elm Recreation Team. Two other 15-year-olds have done it but Gene is younger than either of them.
Bob Sweikert, winner of the Indianapolis "500" last year and third-placer in a D-Jag at Sebring this year, will drive at Indianapolis next month, is also looking ahead to Europe's Grand Prix races next year.