?Wait Till Next Year
Middleweight Champion Sugar Ray Robinson, who has postponed several of his fights before, put off his title bout with Gene Fullmer from Dec. 12 to Jan. 2. The reason: Robinson, hampered by a severe cold, has been unable to train.
?Gulliver's Travels in Lilliput
Oklahoma University scored its 40th consecutive victory with a 53-0 flattening of its traditional opponent (and traditional victim) Oklahoma A&M. A glance at the 1957 schedule shows that nothing much stands in the way of Oklahoma's 50th consecutive victory at next season's end except Notre Dame and Pittsburgh.
?Fighting Irish Coaches
The coach and the ex-coach of Notre Dame made snappish headlines through the week. Frank Leahy called Terry Brennan's team (won 2, lost 8) "the nonfighting Irish," pronounced school spirit dead. To rumors that Leahy might help at spring training, Brennan replied, "Not while I'm the coach." But, after Saturday's 28-20 loss to USC, Leahy granted the Irish had played "like a real Notre Dame team."
?Who and Whom, Where and Why
Segregation laws, NCAA penalties and year-after ineligibility all affected bowl choices, with checkerboard results: Rose Bowl, Oregon State v. Iowa; Orange Bowl, Colorado v. Clemson; Cotton Bowl, Texas Christian v. Syracuse; Sugar Bowl, Tennessee v. Baylor; Gator Bowl (Dec. 29) Georgia Tech v. Pittsburgh.
He looks pretty good
But Coach says no;
Without a crew cut
He cannot row.