Table of Contents

October 23, 1955

4 SCOREBOARD
11 EVENTS & DISCOVERIES
24 THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
53 FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR
60 COMING EVENTS
61 THE 19TH HOLE
64 PAT ON THE BACK

15 SPECTACLE: BRONC VS. BRONCO BUSTER
Closeup of an eight-second contest between a saddle bronc man and a steed named Rough Goin', photographed IN COLOR by HY PESKIN

19 THE RODEO'S MAGNIFICENT MISFIT
The ornery, sometimes ugly and always unpredictable bronco is the darling of fans and riders alike. By HELENA HUNTINGTON SMITH

21 THE PROS ARE UPSIDE DOWN—AND SCRAMBLED
The fall football menu called for teams like the Detroit Lions, the Chicago Bears and the Cleveland Browns to dominate the game as usual—but teams like Baltimore and Washington have been turning the NFL topsy-turvy. ALFRED WRIGHT takes a look at the month's happy confusion

30 OHIO STATE: TEAM WITH 8 MILLION COACHES
In the Midwest the second guessers are taken seriously, and all Coach Woody Hayes and Star Hopalong Cassady have to do to satisfy them is produce a victory every Saturday. By ROBERT SHAPLEN

34 FOOTBALL: GAMES OF THE WEEK
Notre Dame and Texas Christian were unbeaten and treading paths of glory until they met Michigan State and Texas A&M last Saturday. The results altered the national football picture and gave fans two coaches to watch

43 RIDERS OF THE UNDERWATER DEEP
The skin-diving set is mechanizing itself with propellers, undersea sleds and open-cockpit submarines. An updating report from the depths

48 STRUGGLE FOR STRIPERS
The striped bass, a worthy antagonist for any fisherman, brings EMMETT GOWEN back to Montauk. With three pages of photographs IN COLOR

54 HERE COMES HOCKEY
Big-time hockey is back for a new season, and Montreal is the team to beat. A preview by WHITNEY TOWER

THE DEPARTMENTS:

6 Hotbox: JIMMY JEMAIL asks: Professional baseball took most of the interest from college baseball. Will professional football do the same to college football?

9 Tip from the Top: HOMER HERPEL on taking enough club

36 Hickman's Hunches: Undismayed by a weekend of upsets, SI's expert offers a new list

37 Horses: WHITNEY TOWER tells how Nashua won his last 1955 race in the Belmont slop

39 Weidman's Burden: Our author recalls his early romance with golf and describes the end of the affair

46 Sport in Art: A wonderful, rediscovered painting of Teddy Roosevelt's cabin door

59 Yesterday: There was slaughter unlimited in the days before laws protected waterfowl and hunters thought nothing of bagging 15,000 birds in a single shoot

COVER: HOWARD CASSADY

Drawing by Robert Riger

The power and determination evident in this drawing of Ohio State's star half-back, Howard (Hopalong) Cassady, is devastating reality to the Buckeyes' opponents. Since his freshman year (he is now a senior), Cassady has been vigorously feeding the insatiable appetite for touchdowns of Ohio State's fans. His record last year—eight touchdowns, a grand total of 1,222 yards gained, including one 88-yard interception against Wisconsin—was so impressive that he was unanimously chosen All-America. This year he is practically the Ohio State team—and for details of the burden this imposes on him and his coach, see page 30.

Acknowledgments on page 53

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IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

CONVERSATION PIECE: SUBJECT: FRANK LEAHY
A revealing word picture by Gerald Holland off Notre Dame's ex-coach, his wife, the eight young Leahys and three pals named Reilly, Murphy and McBride

PREVIEW: THE NATIONAL HORSE SHOW
All about the jumps and jumpers in New York, plus a glimpse of the San Francisco show and a report on the triumphant return off the Lipizzan horses to Vienna

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