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Herman Hickman

All Herman Hickman Stories

June 06, 1955

TRACK

Long before Sohrab and his mighty father Rustum fought their memorable battle on the sands of Oxus, the javelin, or spear, was an instrument of sports and an ...

Oct. 25, 1954

NEYLAND'S BOYS

The Tennessee general has sent fine coaches to a lot of U.S. colleges.

Nov. 12, 1956

HICKMAN'S HUNCHES

•Minnesota vs. Iowa. TV game of the week. Warmath winning with minimum of mistakes. Gophers feature goal-line stands and field goals. Next goal Rose Bowl.

Oct. 03, 1955

SOUTHWESTERN FOOTBALL

The conferences in the Southwest are a law unto themselves. Oklahoma, Rice, Houston and Texas Tech are favorites, but others can come through.

Sept. 06, 1954

SPLIT T

The other day my cousin Albert Lee Childress down in Knoxville sent me two East Tennessee country hams and asked me to explain to him how the Split T ...

Dec. 13, 1954

HUNCHED OVER

Having averaged .727 for the season, Prophet Hickman takes a modest bow.

Nov. 11, 1957

CALDWELL OF PRINCETON

When Princeton Coach Charles W. Caldwell Jr. died of cancer last Friday, at the age of 55, college football lost one of its finest figures. In an era of Ts, split-Ts ...

Oct. 08, 1956

HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS:

Having just returned from a West Coast football weekend, let me offer some impressions. These are not happy days for the Pacific Coast Conference, where the ...

Oct. 01, 1956

HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS:

Oct 3, 2015 ... The big news so far is that the era of ground-bound, grind-it-out, run-it-down-their -throats football is slowly but surely coming to an end.

April 11, 1955

DRIVE AT MIAMI

Some of the fall's biggest football upsets are prepared on the playing fields of spring. Recently SI's Herman Hickman visited the University of Miami, where he ...

Nov. 22, 1954

HICKMAN'S HUNCH IS...

Since I had the good fortune to spend five years as line coach at West Point, I know pretty well what is going on there this week. Bed sheets in varying degrees of ...

Oct. 04, 1954

THE SOLID SOUTH

MEMPHIS When Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, those two English astronomers, laid their line along the South in 1763 they drew it for the ages.

Oct. 10, 1955

FOOTBALL DOWN SOUTH

The September shakedown is over in southern football and it is beginning to appear very much as though the dreadnaughts of last season are back in excellent ...

May 23, 1955

TRENCHERMEN, TUCK IN!

To Tuck or not to tuck—that is the question. O comrades! Warriors! Thracians! ( said Spartacus). And—Trenchermen! (says Hickman): I call upon you to assert ...

Oct. 15, 1956

HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS:

The Tennessee system, which is enjoying such success this season, is not just a set of plays from a single-wing balanced-line formation; rather, it is a philosophy ...

Sept. 24, 1956

THE ELEVEN BEST ELEVENS

Football's soothsayer, having just finished his annual pilgrimage to the shrines of the sport, here delivers his prognostications on what the 1956 season promises ...

Oct. 11, 1954

FOOTBALL IN THE EAST

This is the East. Fallen on evil years, perhaps, but here football was born, nurtured, and first reached maturity. Here legendary figures strode the gridiron, even ...

Sept. 23, 1957

THE ELEVEN BEST ELEVENS

The Bard of the Smokies greets the new season with his annual pick of the best teams, and Artist Joe Kaufman casts their coaches in Shakespearian roles which  ...