My old school is Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, enrollment in excess of 6,000. It is a member of the NCAA-recognized Mid-America Conference, which ranks at least with the Yankee and the Skyline. It is guided by a "coach of the year," Carroll Widdoes. It has had only a handful of losing seasons in the last 35. In its gridiron history it boasts of victories over the likes of Navy, Illinois and West Virginia, to mention a few. It fields a representative team garnered through a minimum of interstate recruiting. It will handle itself well in the conference, of which Miami of Ohio, which you listed as an independent, is a member. In short, we should have been in if some of those others were.
No, you don't have to cancel my subscription. But in the future your editorial judgment should cause you to be either very exclusive or all-inclusive. If Maine and Vermont get in, Ohio and a number of others are going to want in, too.
White Plains, N.Y.
...The defending Mid-America Conference champion Bowling Green, with a very strong returning team, received nary a word.
Considering that Trinity went undefeated in 1954 and 1955, it surprised us that no preseason sketch appeared in your 1957 Football Issue.
J. B. NORRIS
I'm flabbergasted that your usually competent staff omitted Lenoir Rhyne College, Hickory, N.C
Lenoir Rhyne College posted undefeated records in 1955 and 1956, including wins over Emory & Henry-one of your featured schools—by a 20-9 score in 1955 and 25-6 in 1956.
LESLIE CONRAD JR.
We were very disappointed that our college, Westminster College, was excluded. We feel that we should have been recognized for our achievement over the past three years. We have been undefeated in our past 21 games. Last season we were rated 15th in the East in Dick Dunkel's Power Index Rating over such notable teams as Boston University, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg, Dartmouth, Columbia and Rutgers. For a nonconference college of 1,200 students we consider this an exceptionally fine record.
RICHARD H. WALKER
New Wilmington, Pa.
Howling with the many, "You left my alma mater out," how could you overlook Harvey C. Chrouser's 12-year record at Wheaton College (Ill.) of 72 wins, 17 losses, 2 ties and seven College Conference of Illinois championships?
RAY H. SMITH
?There are on our staff five men whose colleges ( Rochester, St. Louis' Washington University, Bowdoin, Marietta College and Texas A & I) were not mentioned. We hear from them, too, every morning in the elevator.—ED.
BRIDGE: INTRAMURAL COMPETITION
I was very pleased to see that Charlie Goren had become a regular contributor to SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (Sept. 16). This will add immeasurably to my enjoyment of the magazine. The only trouble is, I will now have to be more alert in order to get it before my wife does.
ROBERT T. JONES JR.