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U.S. OLYMPIC FIELD HOCKEY TEAM

Nov. 19, 1956
Nov. 19, 1956

Table of Contents
Nov. 19, 1956

Coming Events
Football: Eighth Week
  • The time is here when New Year's Day and its bowl games are uppermost in the minds of the country's best football teams and their ardent supporters, so Saturday was a day of climax among contenders. Tennessee proved its priority over Georgia Tech for either the Cotton or Sugar Bowl; Iowa over Minnesota and Oregon State over Stanford for the Rose Bowl; Colorado over Missouri for the Orange Bowl; and Texas A&M over all to defend the honor of the Southwest

Events & Discoveries
Preview
Olympic Honor Roll
  • An alphabetical listing of the men and women who will represent the United States at Melbourne

Acknowledgments
Sporting Look
Indoor Golfer
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Mr. Caper

U.S. OLYMPIC FIELD HOCKEY TEAM

This determined band of athletes faces possibly the toughest trial of any U.S. team at Melbourne. Superiority in field hockey has been pre-empted for decades by Europeans and Asians, most especially the Indians, who have won five straight Olympic titles. In strategy the game is a rough blend of lacrosse and soccer and makes similar demands of players in stickwork and stamina. During the two 35-minute halves of a game no substitutions are allowed, even for injuries. To help pay their way to Australia, team members raised more than $2,000 in a door-to-door campaign. From left: John Greer, White Plains, N.Y.; Kurt Orban, Smoke Rise, N.J.; Hidde Leegstra, Rye, N.Y.; Ray Wittelsberger, Baltimore; Bob Shanks, Philadelphia; Larry Marcoplos, Baltimore; Herman Van Nouhuys, New York City; Kurt Ucko, Packanack Lake, N.J.; John Rote, Greenwich, Conn.; Bill Stude, Baltimore; Hank Clifford, Morristown, N.J.; Gerry Kruize, Hartsdale, N.Y.; Felix Ucko, Cedar Grove, N.J.; Jim Jongeneel, Rye, N.Y.; Stan Harris, Mamaroneck, N.Y.; Newbold Black, Haverford, Pa.

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