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December 09, 1957 | Volume 7, Issue 24

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated December 09, 1957

December 09, 1957
RECORD BREAKERS

December 09, 1957
Jack Mitchell, 33, native Kansan whose wandering football trail has taken him to Oklahoma as player, Texas and Arkansas as coach, has decided to head for home and $15,000 per year contract as head...

December 09, 1957
Built for power, Texas Quarterback Bobby Lackey (22) goes up and over for a first-period touchdown when he finds the ground route too crowded for comfort at College Station. Lackey also kicked a...

December 09, 1957 | Charles Goren
Traditionally, the most heinous crime in bridge is to trump partner's ace. A tolerant expert, however, is inclined to regard this mortifying lapse as a minor misdemeanor, punishable by no more...

December 09, 1957 | Jimmy Jemail
JOAN CRAWFORDWest Los AngelesMovie StarNo. From the spectator's point of view, today's game is much better, although much harder on the players. It particularly appeals to young boys the ages of...

December 09, 1957
MVP: DISAGREEMENTSirs:I would like to protest violently the American League's Most Valuable Player pick for 1957. Regardless of how these writers feel about Ted Williams the man, the award should...

December 09, 1957
The world of girls' basketball has never, until now, seen anything like this attractive winning crew—the Hutcherson Flying Queens of little Wayland College in Plainview, Texas. Descending from the...

December 09, 1957
AUTO RACING

December 09, 1957
S—snowR—rainF—freeze-upT—temperatureSF—spotty flightFF—fair flightGF—good flightEF—excellent flightGDW—good duck weatherSC—season closes (or closed)BW—bluebird weatherPG—poor gunningFG—fair...

December 09, 1957
SO—season opensSC—season closesC—clear waterD—water dirty, roilyN—water normal heightSH—slightly highH—highVH—very highM—water muddyL—lowR—risingWT50—water 50°FG—fishing goodFVG—fishing very...

December 09, 1957
Knee-deep in smoky Cape Hatteras surf, Amelia Ballance of Buxton, N.C. shows the angling skill which helped her capture magnificent 63-pound channel bass. Giant catch (right) is new Women's All...

December 09, 1957
...this year, for the Midwest's outstanding college teams

December 09, 1957
[TV]TV [COLOR TV]COLOR TV [NETWORK RADIO]NETWORK RADIO

December 09, 1957 | William Talbert
It was spring in Australia last week but dispatches from the American Davis Cup team were wintry with despair. Durable Vic Seixas was eliminated in the quarter-final round of a regional...

December 09, 1957 | Tex Maule
Mix up the Mardi Gras, the Kentucky Derby, the Rose Bowl and the World Series and you have Canada's Grey Cup week

December 09, 1957
Navy's defense was prepared for just about anything Army might throw at it last Saturday—except a right to the jaw. Net result was that the Middies yielded a tooth—Tackle Reifsnyder's—but no...

December 09, 1957

December 09, 1957
Bear Bryant, Texas A&M football coach, when asked if he would accept a coaching job at Alabama: "Alabama is my school.... When you are out playing as a kid, say you heard your mother call. If...

December 09, 1957 | Roy Terrell

December 09, 1957
Basketball's boom has triggered a chain reaction of new multimillion-dollar arenas equipped to handle great crowds in a setting of colorful, geometric beauty

December 09, 1957
Behind the apparently aimless swirl of 10 young men racing down a polished hardwood floor and the dynamic disarray which they present beneath the basket, there exist certain basic, even classic,...

December 09, 1957
This style of attack is built around a basic element of most successful basketball plays, the screen. Legal roadblock is set up by one player to enable a teammate to evade his guard and offers...

December 09, 1957
A preview of 135 teams in the 17 major conferences, plus 41 independent teams; and the men to watch in every section

December 09, 1957
Conference buffs will tell you the only reason NORTH CAROLINA had such a rough time winning the NCAA title last year (two triple-overtime games) was because the Tar Heels were exhausted from their...

December 09, 1957 | Harry Phillips
One morning last month, after absorbing with my coffee some fairly bleak front-page stories, it was a pleasure to find inside the New York Herald Tribune these words from John K. Hutchens' review...

December 09, 1957
In relative strength, there will be little change here over last season, except in the two weakest teams. Last-place NEW MEXICO, plagued with injuries a year ago, has its full squad back and some...

December 09, 1957
Before conceding another title to WEST VIRGINIA, it is fitting to drop a tear and a word of praise for Dom Flora of WASHINGTON &. LEE. Flora was among the last recipients of basketball...

December 09, 1957
There does not appear to be any hope for an interesting race here until the Bengals of IDAHO STATE drop basketball from their athletic program or follow Montana State out of the conference. The...

December 09, 1957
It's Gulliver among the Lilliputians here again, with CONNECTICUT in the starring role and the switch being that the little creatures are unable to tie this giant down. The UConns have won the...

December 09, 1957
Only a few years ago, many teams in this area were made up of football scholarship men keeping busy during the winter season. Today, all colleges are in the bidding for good local high school...

December 09, 1957 | Kaye Kessler
Paul Brown, pro football's master manipulator, sat in his suburban Cleveland home last week counting his blessings as he digested a Thanksgiving dinner. A bird in the stomach may be worth two in...

December 09, 1957
This is another section where the schools are small, the players are tall and the quality of the game bears more relation to the size of the men than to the enrollments. And this year, with six of...

December 09, 1957
This loose, sprawling collection of 34 colleges and universities is really a basketball league in name only; the members could hardly play a full intraconference home-and-home schedule because it...

December 09, 1957
No, nothing could be finer, as the old song has it, than to be in Carolina—in the morning or any time during the basketball season this winter. That's North Carolina, of course, and Chapel Hill...

December 09, 1957 | Gerald Holland

December 09, 1957
THE EAST

December 09, 1957
Cover—John G. Zimmerman3—Christa5—John G. Zimmerman6—Phil Burchman7—I.N.P.10—A.P., U.P., Don Zarcone and Ed Bordanaro, A.P., Al Panzera—Ft. Worth Star-Telegram11—David Bier, A.P., Antonio Ortega,...

December 09, 1957 | Russell Hoban
THE BENCHMore than any other athletes, basketball players seem to be the occupants of their tall, graceful bodies; when they move down the floor in a galloping hurry of arms and legs, the heads of...

December 09, 1957 | Jerry O'Brien

December 09, 1957 | Les Woodcock
Hank Luisetti came out of the West to New York 21 years ago, and basketball has never been the same game since

December 09, 1957

December 09, 1957
NO: "College players would tense up in the last few seconds. It would tend to rush the game, lead to poor shots and to poor basketball."—Columbia Coach Lou Rossini

December 09, 1957 | Bing Crosby
I remember when Westbrook Pegler was a sportswriter and when the Rices and Runyons made a suspenseful yarn out of every sports event. The Police Gazette was practically my primer. And not because...

December 09, 1957 | Bonnie Prudden
The flexibility exercise designed and demonstrated here by Bonnie is the forerunner of more intricate movements that you will be learning in the next few weeks. Before you can attempt the ones...