A fashion show capable of dwarfing the action on the field is scheduled for October 19, when Maryland plays North Carolina before Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. North Carolinians plan to wear cutaways, striped trousers and toppers; as they enter the stadium at College Park they will sing God Save the Queen and then hoist a toast to Her Majesty.
The human knee is just not suitable for modern football. Before every scrimmage at Iowa, 23 knees must be taped for support—at an annual cost of $1,075.50. And Iowa is by no means exceptional among major colleges in this respect.
Buttons for substitutes is an innovation being tried this year by the Southwest Conference in order to ease the burden on officials. When a player enters the game, he gives the referee a button with his number on it. Since a player can enter the game only once in each quarter, he obviously cannot reenter if his button is used. At the end of each quarter, the referee returns the used buttons to each team, and the whole thing starts all over again.
Memphis State is a team to watch. The Tigers would like to get downtown businessmen to contribute to a scholarship fund and thus bring big-time football to a city that has none.
Coach Earl Blaik, of Army, is limiting his first squad to 34 men during practice sessions—instead of the usual 50 or 60. He says they are the 34 who can do him the most good and he wants to give them his closest attention.
Due to Louisiana segregation laws, the Army-Tulane game, scheduled for New Orleans Nov. 16, has been transferred to West Point by Army Secretary Wilber Brucker so that folks who want to go may sit where they please.