A really true summary of college football. Hope your Special College Basketball Issue will be of as high a caliber as Football 1959.
C. C. OCH
This great contribution to the sport has become my exclusive handbook for the coming season.
Again this year I was amazed at the amount of valuable inside information which you massed together in your annual football issue. It helps many people like myself choose their teams for the coming Saturday afternoons. Congratulations again this year.
I can't recall when I have had the pleasure of reading a football issue that was more informative than the 1959 Football Issue.
There is one disappointing note, however, for us fans in Oklahoma. Both as a subscriber and sports editor here in Oklahoma it is hard for me to understand the omission of Northeastern State College in your section of small colleges.
True, the Redmen have lost one game this season in two starts. But they did win the NAIA title last year and took the bunting in the Holiday Bowl game, which was telecast by a crew that included Red Grange, author of your top article on football.
Your writer did manage to note that Arizona State at Flagstaff won 10 straight before losing to Northeastern Oklahoma.
Pleasing everyone is an impossible task, for sure. But here it would seem to a transplanted Easterner that a great magazine fumbled the ball.
We have been grieved to note that in the years that your magazine has been published you have failed to recognize the football team of Tufts College in your preseason previews. Coach Harry Arlanson has compiled a record of 29 wins, only 8 losses and 1 tie in his five years as head coach at Tufts against top small-college competition. You have given reviews on many of Tufts' opponents, whom we usually beat, but no word about Tufts! Last year Tufts defeated Bowdoin, Bates, Franklin and Marshall, Trinity, Amherst and Lafayette. A few years ago we upset Harvard University 19-13 but have been unable to get a rematch.
I fail to find any mention of the University of Rochester's football team. Throughout the 1958 season this team was unbeaten, untied and "unrecognized." Also, the team was unsubsidized. Members of teams at the University of Rochester receive no athletic subsidy. In eight games the team scored 257 points against 19 for its opponents.