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THE YANKEE CONFERENCE
September 24, 1956
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September 24, 1956

The Yankee Conference

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WATCH FOR: Thurlow Cooper, E; William Tarazewich, T; Peter Kosty, B; Raymond Hostetter, B; John Edgar, B.

THE DOPE: The Black Bears of Maine are primed to relieve Rhode Island of the Yankee Conference title. Coach Harold Westerman has a strong veteran squad returning, headed by Captain Thurlow Cooper, an outstanding end. Moreover, he will be welcoming another crop of promising sophomores, at least two of whom are earmarked for starting positions. As practice started, quarterback—the sine qua non of Westerman's attack—lacked promising candidates, but Westerman solved the shortage by calling on the services of Pete Kosty, last year's regular center, an excellent passer. That left a vacancy at center, so Westerman may have to do some more juggling before he is through. Another problem is fullback, since the Maine version of the T calls for a bruising attack inside the tackles. With football talent as rich as it is on Rudy Vallee's old campus, no one around New England is crying too many tears over Coach Westerman's problems.

1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):

Sept. 29—Rhode Island (0-7)
Oct. 6—at Vermont (34-0)
Oct. 13—New Hampshire (6-6)
Oct. 20—at Connecticut (13-0)
Oct. 27—Bates (15-13)
Nov. 3—Colby (53-0)
Nov. 10—at Bowdoin (54-8)

CONNECTICUT
STORRS, CONN.

COLORS: Blue and white.

BASIC OFFENSE: Unbalanced T.

1955 RECORD: Won 4, lost 4.

LETTERMEN RETURNING: 13 of 22.

WATCH FOR: Lenny King, B; Norm Gerber, T; Lou Mooradian, G.

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