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Table of Contents

Sept. 24, 1956
Sept. 24, 1956

Table of Contents
Sept. 24, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Acknowledgments
Sporting Look
What Happens To Players?
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Table of Contents

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: 1956
The football on this week's cover signals the second special issue SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has devoted to a single sport (the first: Baseball, April 9). This issue, with its detailed reports on more than 120 teams, is intended to position the football fan—whether TV or 50-yard-line variety—for the weeks ahead, and to serve him as a season-long aid to the enjoyment of a great game.

This is an article from the Sept. 24, 1956 issue

PREVIEW: THE 1956 SCENE AND THE SPECTACLE OF VICTORY 26
An appraisal of the football climate on the eve of the campaign, with photographs IN COLOR

THE AUTUMN BATTLEGROUND 32
A map showing some of the skirmishes to be fought in America's annual civil war

THE ELEVEN BEST ELEVENS 34
For the third year HERMAN HICKMAN selects the best teams in the country

SATURDAY'S HEROES IN FOUR-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS 90
A gallery of top players, from the Ivy League, the Big Ten, the South and South Bend

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE STARS AFTER COLLEGE? 109
In the first of two parts, ROBERT COUGHLAN analyzes a remarkable survey of Notre Dame monogram winners

THE SCOUTING REPORTS 40
BY CONFERENCES

THE IVY LEAGUE 40
THE YANKEE CONFERENCE 54
THE BIG TEN 57
THE BIG SEVEN 61
THE MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE 64
THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE 66
THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE 74
THE SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE 79
THE BORDER CONFERENCE 84
THE SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE 86
THE SKYLINE CONFERENCE 96
THE PACIFIC COAST CONFERENCE 100
THE MAJOR INDEPENDENTS 43
THE SMALL COLLEGES 104

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

THE BUMS AND THE BRAVES, BASILIO'S BIG NIGHT AND A, "REWARD" IN GOLF 15-21
SCOREBOARD 8
HOTBOX 11
COMING EVENTS 12
EVENTS & DISCOVERIES 22
THE SPORTING LOOK 106 TIP FROM THE TOP 116
THE 19TH HOLE 118
PAT ON THE BACK 120

Acknowledgments on page 105

Illustrations by John Langley Howard

View this article in the original magazine

PHOTOSIX ILLUSTRATIONS

NEXT WEEK: WORLD SERIES PREVIEW AND GERALD HOLLAND ON CASEY STENGEL

ALPHABETICALLY BY TEAMS

Alabama

83

Amherst

44

Arizona

85

Arizona State

84

Arkansas

88

Army

36

Auburn

80

Baylor

88

Boston College

44

Boston University

44

Brigham Young

98

Brown

42

California

103

Cincinnati

45

Citadel

76

Clemson

68

Colgate

45

College of the Pacific

45

Colorado

61

Colorado A&M

96

Columbia

42

Connecticut

55

Cornell

41

Dartmouth

41

Davidson

75

Denver

97

Detroit

64

Duke

36

Florida

83

Florida State

46

Furman

77

George Washington

76

Georgia

83

Georgia Tech

36

Hardin-Simmons

85

Harvard

41

Holy Cross

46

Houston

65

Idaho

103

Illinois

58

Indiana

59

Iowa

59

Iowa State

62

Kansas

62

Kansas State

62

Kentucky

81

Lafayette

46

Lehigh

47

Louisiana State

82

Maine

55

Marquette

47

Maryland

68

Massachusetts

56

Miami

37

Miami (Ohio)

47

Michigan

37

Michigan State

37

Minnesota

59

Mississippi

80

Mississippi State

82

Missouri

63

Montana

98

Navy

48

Nebraska

61

New Hampshire

55

New Mexico

98

New Mexico A&M

86

North Carolina

71

North Carolina State

71

Northwestern

60

Notre Dame

38

Ohio State

38

Oklahoma

38

Oklahoma A&M

65

Oregon

102

Oregon State

101

Pennsylvania

42

Penn State

48

Pitt

48

Princeton

40

Purdue

58

Rhode Island

54

Rice

89

Richmond

76

Rutgers

49

SMU

89

San Jose State

49

South Carolina

72

Southern California

102

Stanford

101

Syracuse

50

Tennessee

80

Texas

88

Texas A&M

39

Texas Christian

87

Texas Tech

89

Texas Western

85

Tulane

82

Tulsa

65

UCLA

101

Utah

96

Utah State

97

VMI

78

Vanderbilt

81

Vermont

56

Villanova

50

Virginia

71

Virginia Tech

74

Wake Forest

68

Washington

102

Washington State

103

Wesleyan

50

West Texas State

86

West Virginia

74

Wichita

64

William & Mary

77

Williams

53

Wisconsin

58

Wyoming

97

Yale

39