TRACK & FIELD—Kansas had produced many an individual NCAA champion but never a team title—until last weekend at Lincoln, Neb., where hungry Jayhawks flew off with biggest prize (see page 16). Thirty big points were stuffed into Kansas hopper when Charley Tidwell hotfooted 100 in wind-blown 9.3, Bill Alley forgot his ailing right arm to swirl javelin 240 feet 5½ inches and rabbit-legged Ernie Shelby stretched out 25 feet 5 inches in broad jump. When assorted places in nine events were totted up, Jayhawks had 73 points and were far ahead of surprising San Jose State, distant runner-up with 48[1/10]. Among other winners: Eastern Michigan's Hayes Jones, who whippeted over hurdles to take 120 highs in 13.6 and 220 lows in 22.5; Boston U.'s John Lawlor, who hefted and swung hammer 207 feet 5 inches for meet record; Texas' Eddie Southern, who won 440 in 46.4; San Jose State's Bay Norton, who took 220 in 20.9; Oregon's Jim Grelle, who ran 4:03.9 mile (see right).
HORSE RACING—All eyes were on tumbling Eddie Arcaro and his ill-fated mount Black Hills, but it was dandy little Sword Dancer who surged to front to take $145,500 Belmont Stakes. However, 3-year-old picture was more confused than ever when C. V. Whitney's remarkable filly Silver Spoon scorched home on top in $52,700 Cinema Handicap at Hollywood Park (see below) as Kentucky Derby winner Tomy Lee faded badly and finished deep in ruck.
GOLF—Roly-poly Billy Casper scrambled in and out of traps, scatter-shot his way through last-round 74 for 282 total, then sweated it out in Winged Foot clubhouse at Mamaroneck, N.Y. Finally word came. Challenging Mike Souchak and Bob Rosburg had fizzled out; Casper had his first U.S. Open.
BOATING—Swinging mightily downstream through fog, rain and gathering dusk at New London, Harvard's Henley-bound, unbeaten Eastern sprint champions pulled resolutely in unison with Sophomore Stroke Perry Boyden over four-mile haul, slid across finish line good 2½ lengths ahead of crestfallen Yale strokers in nation's oldest college sporting event.
June 21, 1959
BOXING—While Mobster Frankie Carbo languished in Camden, N.J. jail, boxing's pot continued to boil. In New York former IBC Matchmaker Billy Brown (born Dominick Mordini), longtime Carbo compare, held as material witness, was released in $1,000 bail after he agreed to protective police custody. In San Francisco, State Athletic Commission heard Co-manager Bert Brodose testify to underworld threats made against him and his tiger, Heavyweight Rueben Vargas.