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Deficient in muscle power, the East has old rivalries, color

That there's no business like show business was proved again last year in the East, which had some of the most forgettable football but also the most famous player in the country. Fans from Sandy Hook to San Diego warmed to Army's dazzling experiment in apartheid, followed the luck of the Lonely End, Bill Carpenter, with keen anticipation and cheered Colonel Earl H. (Red) Blaik, director and choreographer of the entire production, during a splendid valedictory season at West Point.

It is a pleasure to report, then, that Carpenter will be exiled again this year. Indeed, it would take a federal court order to get the new head man, 35-year-old Dale Hall of Blaik's 1958 staff, to reintegrate the team.

By the same token, we may expect stout affirmations from Harvard that the real name of its little gamecock of a quarterback is actually Charlie Ravenel, not Charlie Brown. People soaked in that name, Ravenel, and thought, "Gee, look at that southern boy dealing out those plays like a river boat gambler dealing faro. I mean, with a name like that, he might have a derringer up his sleeve."

All right, so Ravenel is from Charleston; the name is real. The thing is, if there are many more Lonely Ends or Charlie the Gamblers—things like that—people are going to start thinking that the bright boys over at BBDO are handling eastern college football. What's that formation they're using at Brown? The side-saddle T? Uh huh.

Actually, while the East can use all the showmanship it can get, its football is not necessarily dropping dead. Possibly it would take Barnum himself to convince anyone that the glory days are returning, but the major independents get in their licks against intersectional opponents, and the various bands of brothers who play heavily de-emphasized football belt the blazes out of one another within conference boundaries.

In New England, the very cradle of football, the Ivy League outlook is dominant. The primary educational responsibilities of the schools are stressed; athletic recruiting and practice sessions are curtailed. All told, 26 New England colleges and universities have football teams. With the exception of the Yale Bowl, which seats 70,896, there are no huge craters to be filled each weekend. Harvard, the apotheosis of ivy, went so far as to remove 17,000 end-zone seats in 1951 and reduce the capacity of its stadium—the first big one in the country—to 38,114.

"Let's face it," says John P. Curley, director of athletic facilities at Boston College, "football here is very provincial. We get a good share of the local talent, but we don't draw athletes much beyond the New England-New York area. Neither do the other schools, except Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth, which have a greater geographical representation.

"The reason is simple. Our educational standards are high. We want the good boys, but their marks must be good, too. Many fine players apply, but you'd be surprised at the number who have to be turned down. Their grades just aren't good enough to meet our standards.

"The high school football in New England is as good as any. This is one of the hottest recruiting sections in the country. That is obvious when the Big Ten and southern schools come in every year and siphon off a lot of good boys.

"My observation is that we will have one outstanding team in New England every 10 years or so. I've also noticed that many of our finest players are the best students. Our Sugar Bowl team in 1940 had the finest scholastic record of any of our clubs. Nearly a third of the team was graduated with honors."

Harry Arlanson of Tufts, one of the most successful small-college coaches in the East, rarely has a full squad on hand for practice.

"With late classes and lab periods," he says, "I'm lucky if I can get all the boys together even one day a week."

Like his fellow coaches at the larger schools, Dr. Eddie Anderson of Holy Cross can usually count on only one good team and a few capable substitutes. This lack of depth is often a cause of defeat; still, a New England coach can usually count on not being rudely strung up in effigy.

"Dr. Anderson," says the Very Rev. William A. Donaghy, president of Holy Cross, "is one of the finest gentlemen I have ever met. He is not merely a good football coach. By precept and example on the football field he extends the function of the classroom.

"With a coach like Dr. Anderson, loyal to the school and cooperative with our academic ideals, I am sure there is no danger of Holy Cross football degenerating into a matter of importing mindless muscle merchants who would be valuable to the school only eight or 10 hours a year."

Strange as it may seem to observers west of the Appalachians, where the Ivy League game has been compared unfavorably with squat tag in some quarters, Ivy League football and hard-nosed football are not mutually exclusive terms. Harvard's John Yovicsin, for example, is considered a teacher of the hard-nosed school, and Yovicsin is a man who feels that some of the most competitive football in the country is played—without benefit of spring practice—right in the Ivy League. Each Saturday Ivy opponents come jaw to jaw on relatively equal terms.

"This year," says Yovicsin, "the league is stronger from top to bottom than at any time since it became a formal competitive conference."

Look, too, say Ivy fans, at the diversity of offenses emanating from hallowed Ivy halls. Dartmouth has one of the game's cleverest strategists in Coach Bob Blackman, originator of the V formation. Yovicsin features a T with flankers. Lefty James is coming out with a spread at Cornell. Penn uses a multiple offense. Princeton sticks with the old reliable single wing. New Coach John McLaughry teaches the side-saddle T, if you'll pardon the expression, at Brown.

"Eastern football," says Coach Johnny Michelosen of Pitt, a school that plays a somewhat suicidal schedule, "is good football and on the upgrade, if you think it was ever down. The East compares very favorably with any other section of the country. Syracuse was in a bowl. The Boston teams are coming up. We were in bowl games two straight years and did pretty good. Army, Navy [which also has a new head coach, Wayne Hardin, succeeding his old boss Eddie Erdelatz] and Villanova are all plenty strong. Penn State is starting to play a more representative schedule.

"And football is leveling off. On any given Saturday any team can beat any other team. If you don't believe it, look at what Nebraska did to Pitt last year.

"It's real nice when you beat Notre Dame and tie Army as we did last year, but it's hell to lose to Nebraska and Penn State. The importance of depth was never better illustrated than in our game with Penn State. We lost three quarterbacks: Kaliden just before the game started with a freak attack of pleurisy, Toncic with a rib injury in the first few minutes of the second quarter, and Sharockman got his nose busted after only two minutes of the third quarter. We completely outplayed Penn State in the first half and wound up with a fourth-string quarterback, Peter Prince, in the second half. When you are an eastern independent playing major teams from all sections of the country week after week, a fourth-string quarterback suddenly becomes very important. For the fans it's great to play outstanding teams, and it fills the stadium. So long as you lose a few games you have no trouble getting top teams to play you.

"This year the offense is definitely opening up, trying to blow the lid off the defenses with flankers, open ends, things like that. You have to—to cope with the changing or so-called loaded defenses such as the 5-4 or nine-man line, or stunting from the 5-4. Most offenses are trying to stabilize the defense—trying to get the defense to stay in one alignment. You may not be able to stabilize a complete line, but you can stabilize a part of it by flankers and open ends. We used a so-called sentinel end who stood straight up about 10 yards out on the weak side last year. Army had Lonesome George, a similar maneuver."

Indeed, Army did. Ready, Lonesome? Ready, Charlie the Gambler? Let's play ball.


Amherst, Mass.
Colors: Purple and white

THE DOPE: The Lord Jeffs are in for endless trouble. It's not that the team will suffer a losing season but rather that the Jeffs do not have reliable replacements for two starting ends lost through graduation. Bob Leach, a 5-foot-8 quarterback, can raise himself up high enough to fire some fine passes. Catching the ball will be up to sophomores and last year's substitutes. There are other problems for new Coach Jim Ostendarp. He has no dependable fullback, little depth and a starting team that averages a pint-sized 180 pounds. However, with Veteran Terry Farina and Junior Bruce Willard at the halfback slots, and with Skip Innskeep or 1958 freshman star Steve Van Nort at fullback, the running should be good. And with line returnees like Tackle Al Wentzel, Center Tom Thompson and 165-pound dynamo Guard Ken DiNisco it should be an endurable year. In fact, this could be the year to dethrone Williams for the Little Three title.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 2, tied 0

SEPT. 26 at Springfield (12-0)
OCT. 3 Union (58-0)
OCT. 10 Bowdoin (34-0)
OCT. 17 at Coast Guard (50-6)
OCT. 24 Wesleyan (19-0)
OCT. 31 at Tufts (7-42)
NOV. 7 Trinity (22-12)
NOV. 14 at Williams (7-12)

West Point, N. Y.
Colors: Black, gold and gray

THE DOPE: The Cadets lost quite a bit during the off season—Coach Earl Blaik and Captain Pete Dawkins—and there has been talk that Army will lose a few games on this fall's schedule, which has been called the Cadets' toughest ever. This year's foes won 58, lost 28 last season. To help him face these teams, rookie Coach Dale Hall can count on some of the finest players in the nation. Don Usry and Lonely End Bill Carpenter form one of college football's best pass-catching duos. In the backfield are two-time All-America Halfback Bob Anderson, plus a slim slingshot passer named Joe Caldwell at quarterback. Steve Waldrop should do an adequate job replacing Dawkins. A potentially sensational prospect to watch is Halfback Roger Zailskas. The first unit is strong but the line lacks dependable substitutes. One of the top junior linemen anywhere is Guard Al Vanderbush, the key man in a line that will be rebuilt from tackle to tackle.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 8, lost 0, tied 1

SEPT. 26 Boston College (no game)
OCT. 3 at Illinois (no game)
OCT 10 Penn State (26-0)
OCT. 17 at Duke (no game)
OCT. 24 Colorado State (no game)
OCT. 31 Air Force at New York (no game)
NOV. 7 Villanova (26-0)
NOV. 14 at Oklahoma (no game)
NOV. 28 Navy at Philadelphia (22-6)

Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Colors: Maroon and gold

THE DOPE: The Eagles' coach, Mike Holovak, refuses to be a pessimist in spite of losing 14 lettermen, including nine starters. He has 21 monogram winners coming back, and, although he has to ready an all-new first-string backfield, Holovak can depend on Halfback Vin Hogan and Fullback Frank Robotti, his No. 3 and No. 4 ground-gainers a year ago. Halfback Bob Perreault will also be handy. In restyling his air attack he will rely on the deft hands of Quarterback John Amabile for the passing and the big hands of Ends Larry Eisenhauer and Lou Kirouac for the receiving. Amabile hit for eight TDs and over half of his passes as Don Allard's understudy in 1958. The line, weak only at the tackles, will average 212 and will be more mobile. Key linemen are Guard Frank Casey and a pair of ex-Marines—Center Terry Glynn and Guard Don Gautreau. Team speed is improved but so is the level of competition.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 7, lost 3, tied 0

SEPT. 19 Navy (no game)
SEPT. 26 at Army (no game)
OCT. 10 Villanova (19-21)
OCT. 17 Dartmouth (no game)
OCT. 24 Marquette (21-13)
OCT. 31 at Detroit (40-0)
NOV. 7 Pittsburgh (no game)
NOV. 14 at Boston U. (18-13)
NOV. 28 at Holy Cross (26-8)

Colors: Scarlet and while

THE DOPE: The Terriers will be reinforced by last year's undefeated freshmen. Coach Steve Sinko's 1958 headaches were caused by a need for depth and another quarterback. Both needs will be filled. Supporting Emo DiNitto at quarterback will be Jack Farland, who, as a freshman, completed 21 of 30 passes for 500 yards and five TDs. Best of the halfback returnees is Paul Cancro, and he should get aid from Hugo Bolin and Sophomore Dick Robichaud. Not even the loss of All-East End Jim Kenney upsets Sinko, for he will insert Senior Gene Prebola, who led the Terriers with 15 catches, and Dave Viti, who was captain of the freshman squad, will join the end corps. In the middle of the veteran line are stalwarts like Tackle Bob Minihane and Guards Len Pare and Hal McAvoy. Yet Sinko does have a headache: finding an injury-free fullback. Bob Dell Isola, Nick DeNitto or Jim Luker may supply the relief.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 4, lost 5, tied 0

SEPT. 25 George Washington, N (no game)
OCT. 3 at Kansas (no game)
OCT. 9 West Virginia (36-30)
OCT. 17 at Penn State (0-34)
OCT. 23 Connecticut (36-22)
OCT. 31 at Massachusetts (28-14)
NOV. 7 at Holy Cross (8-16)
NOV. 14 Boston College (13-18)
NOV. 21 Syracuse (0-42)

Colors: Brown and while

THE DOPE: The Bruins, even with a new coach and renovated offense, will have a hard time clawing their way to the top of the Ivy. Coach John McLaughry, who moved over from Amherst, will have just nine of 30 lettermen back. Elusive Wingback Bob Carlin and Tailback Ray Barry can both scamper with the ball. Each has a problem: Carlin to stay healthy; Barry to improve his passing. At fullback will be Paul Choquette, No. 2 rusher in the Ivy League, who has the power to go inside and the speed to go outside. Nick Pannes should fit well in the saddle at quarterback in a backfield that ranks with the best in the league. He is a nifty runner but only a so-so pass threat. Good as these backs are, they will be hampered by a jerry-built line headed by Tackle Tom Budrewicz and End Charlie Olobri, top all-round players. Unless these men get support, Brown will not match its fourth-place finish in 1958.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 3, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Columbia (22-0)
OCT. 3 at Yale (35-29)
OCT. 10 at Dartmouth (0-20)
OCT. 17 at Pennsylvania (20-21)
OCT. 24 Rhode Island (47-6)
OCT. 31 at Princeton (18-28)
NOV. 7 at Cornell (12-8)
NOV. 14 Harvard (29-22)
NOV. 26 Colgate (28-6)

Lewisburg, Pa.
Colors: Orange and blue

THE DOPE: The Bisons, 1-8 last year, are not extinct. Leading the Herd in its attempt to stay alive is Quarterback Paul Terhes, winner of both the Middle Atlantic passing and total offense titles as a sophomore. Coach Bob Odell, who spent nine seasons tutoring Wisconsin backs, rates Terhes one of the niftiest in college ranks. The rest of the backfield is not so talented. To perk up the scoring punch, Odell will veer from the T and use a more diversified assault that will be filled with pass plays. A stickout in a slow-moving line is hustling Captain Larry Mathias, a sturdy center and linebacker. Vying for the vacated tackle jobs are Dick Bourdeau, Kirk Foulke and Bob Patzwell. Odell can only hope that End Dennie Cox and Center Tom Alexander will be recuperated from operations and that newcomers will produce. The Bisons will approach the .500 mark, but a real winning stampede is a year off.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 1, lost 8, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Gettysburg at Hershey, N (0-6)
OCT. 3 at Harvard (no game)
OCT. 10 Buffalo (0-38)
OCT. 17 Rutgers (12-57)
OCT. 24 at Lafayette (6-34)
OCT. 31 at Lehigh (14-34)
NOV. 7 at Colgate (0-7)
NOV. 14 Temple (44-6)
NOV. 21 Delaware (8-28)

Colors: Blue and white

THE DOPE: The Bulls' eye has been on the victory graph, and since 1954 there has been a steady raising of the eye as the line has climbed from a 2-7 record to last fall's 8-1, Improving this last mark will be tough, but the Bulls should level off at this plateau of success with a team that will be plenty strong. In fact, with just six seniors listed as starters, Coach Dick Offenhamer will have some good talent to carry over into 1960. Halfback Willie Evans, the lone senior starter in the backfield, is the mainspring in the running game, which is the impetus behind the offense. Quarterback Gordon Bukaty spearheads the split-T but is in need of trusty ends. Completing the backfield ensemble are Halfback George Maue and Fullback Tom MacDougall. Co-captains and standouts in a line that is solid from tackle to tackle are Guard Stan Kowalski and Tackle Sam Sanders. A fourth consecutive winning record seems imminent.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 8, lost 1, tied 0

SEPT. 26 at Temple (54-6)
OCT. 3 Cortland State (7-6)
OCT. 10 at Bucknell (38-0)
OCT. 17 at Baldwin-Wallace, N (0-26)
OCT. 24 Western Reserve (19-6)
OCT. 31 at Youngst'n (no game)
NOV. 7 Rhode Island (no game)
NOV. 14 Gettysburg (no game)
NOV. 21 Marshall (no game)

Hamilton, N. Y.
Color: Maroon

THE DOPE: The Red Raiders will be glad when Thanksgiving arrives. That's the day of their final game of what looks like an unpromising season for Coach Alva Kelley, formerly of Brown. His reconstruction problems are vast, for what holdovers he does have come from a team that was outscored 251-46 and lost its last six contests. Though the interior line will be the strongest in a number of years, the ends are in bad shape. Quarterback Bob Paske runs, passes, handles the ball well but needs to be game-tested to develop. Bernie Dailey, rampage-running 220-pound fullback, rolls out the yardage in a consistently convincing manner. Manning the halves will be Juniors Harold Jackson and Herman Brauch. Jackson will have to temper his speed with caution due to a leg injury. More speed and added deception with Kelley's flanker plays will bolster the point production. Still, tough times are ahead for the master of Colgate's fortunes.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 1, lost 8, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Cornell (0-13)
OCT. 3 at Penn State (no game)
OCT. 10 at Rutgers (7-21)
OCT. 17 at Princeton (13-40)
OCT. 24 at Yale (7-14)
OCT. 31 at Holy Cross (0-20)
NOV. 7 Bucknell (7-0)
NOV. 14 at Syracuse (0-47)
NOV. 26 at Brown (6-28)

New York City
Colors: Blue and white

THE DOPE: The Lions need something more than hope after two 1-8 records; specifically, they need a classy quarterback. Coach Buff Donelli admits his Lions are in for some painful losses. What little hope there was for 1959 was extinguished when Tackle Brian Dennehy, the captain and No. 1 lineman, dropped out of school. With no reliable signal caller the offense looks as weak as a year ago when Columbia was outscored 291-35. Over-all, there will be improvement, due mostly to upcoming members of the best freshman team in a decade. Russell Warren is the top backfield candidate from this freshman squad, and the best newcomer on the line is Tackle Bob Asack. Halfback Harvey Brookins is the best backfield holdover. With one of the largest squads in modern Columbia history, the Lions will be out to remove the zero from the scoreboard, something they were unable to do in their final four outings of 1958.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 1, lost 8, tied 0

SEPT. 26 at Brown (0-22)
OCT. 3 Princeton (8-43)
OCT. 10 at Yale (13-0)
OCT. 17 at Harvard (0-26)
OCT. 24 Holy Cross (no game)
OCT. 31 at Cornell (0-25)
NOV. 7 Dartmouth (0-38)
NOV. 14 Pennsylvania (0-42)
NOV. 21 Rutgers (0-61)

Storrs, Conn.
Colors: Blue and white

THE DOPE: The Huskies have it again this year. Returning are 17 of 25 lettermen from a squad that set school marks of 2,341 yards rushing and 281 points in 10 contests. Coach Bob Ingalls, now in his eighth year as head coach, will have his boys moving out of an unbalanced wing T in quest of their fourth straight Yankee Conference crown. Pacing the running will be Halfbacks Bill Minnerly, who is tall and tricky, and Bob Horan, who is small and swift. Minnerly advanced the ball 4.4 yards a clip and Horan led with 6.4 yards a try, caught 12 passes, scored 58 points. Quarterbacking will be handled by Harry Drivas, one of the East's ace passers with 43% completions. Fullback work will be done by Jim Browning and Lou Noferi. Heading the line forces are Ends Barry O'Connell and Tom Conroy and Tackle Joe Llodra. Connecticut has just about everything except official bigtime status—and that's not far off.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 7, lost 3, tied 0

SEPT. 19 Springfield (41-14)
SEPT. 26 at Yale (6-8)
OCT. 3 at Rutgers (no game)
OCT. 10 Massachusetts (28-14)
OCT. 17 at Maine (21-6)
OCT. 23 at Boston U., N (22-36)
OCT. 31 New Hampshire (34-0)
NOV. 7 at Northeastern (38-14)
NOV. 14 Rhode Island (36-8)

Ithaca, N.Y.
Colors: Carnelian and white

THE DOPE: The Big Red's hopes lean on a trio of Ts—what with Marcello Tino, Phil Taylor and George Telesh leading a balanced attack out of Coach Lefty James's slot-T. Tino, a dandy runner but mediocre passer, has the difficult task of taking over for Quarterback Tom Skypeck, runner-up in Ivy League total offense as he led Cornell to a second-place tie. Unless Tino's passing improves, Sophomore Dave McKelvey will step in. Fullback Taylor is the lone returning starter in the backfield, and Telesh is a fast-moving newcomer. George Ekstrom and Dick Nicoletti are the leading halfbacks. End John' Sadusky and Guard Dave Feeney can go both ways and are the main cogs in an improved line that has speed but a deficiency of beef. James's most worrisome item is a spotty pass defense. The reserve strength is improved, and James, despite the loss of 14 of 28 lettermen, for his 13th year at Cornell feels optimistic.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 3, tied 0

SEPT. 26 at Colgate (13-0)
OCT. 3 Lehigh (no game)
OCT. 10 at Harvard (21-14)
OCT. 17 Yale (12-7)
OCT. 24 at Princeton (34-8)
OCT. 31 Columbia (25-0)
NOV. 7 Brown (8-12)
NOV. 14 at Dartmouth (15-32)
NOV. 26 at Pennsylvania (19-7)

Hanover, N.H.
Color: Green

THE DOPE: The Indians got a wigwam-full of mail last summer. On the writing end was Coach Bob Blackman, and his letters contained information on new offensive patterns. He has spiced his V formation with single and double slots, men in motion, balanced and unbalanced lines. Quarterback Bill Gundy works the option beautifully, and his classy runs, passes and fakes keep the V zipping along. Converted End Bill Hibbs will be tried at fullback. Jake Crouthamel, sixth nationally in rushing (722 yards, 5.9 a try) and punt return average (17.1), is set at left half and will team with Len DiSavino or Al Rozycki. The Big Green will use a stunting defense led by Tackle Lee Horschman, a hard-hitting swing man. Ken DeHaven is a fine center and linebacker. With 14 of 29 lettermen missing, winning a second consecutive Ivy League title will not be easy, and Blackman's replacement problem will have to be solved for the stretch run.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 7, lost 2, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Holy Cross (8-14,)
OCT. 3 at Pennsylvania (13-12)
OCT. 10 Brown (20-0)
OCT. 17 at Boston College (no game)
OCT. 24 at Harvard (8-16)
OCT. 31 at Yale (22-14)
NOV. 7 at Columbia (38-0)
NOV. 14 Cornell (32-15)
NOV. 21 at Princeton (21-12)

Newark, Del.
Colors: Blue and gold

THE DOPE: The Blue Hens are one of the best teams in the Middle Atlantic Conference's university division. A strong ground game and a stubborn defense, characteristics of Coach Dave Nelson's squads, will dominate. If one man is to be singled out as the key to success or failure, it would have to be Quarterback Gampy Pellegrini, a passing threat but a plodder on the run. Last fall's leading rusher, Jack Turner, and Tony Suravitch will be running mates, and John Bowman will be stationed at fullback in the wing T. Captain Mark Hurm centers an experienced line. Dick Broadbent, the only nonsenior regular, stretches the measuring tape to 6 feet 3½ inches and is a sure-handed end. Although the golden egg really belongs to the goose, the Blue Hens could part the weeds and pluck the prize if they add a little more fleetness afoot and some support at the guards to fill out and firm up what appears to be an uncertain middle line.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 5, lost 3, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Lehigh (7-8)
OCT. 3 at Massachusetts (28-14)
OCT. 10 at Lafayette (6-7)
OCT. 17 New Hampshire (36-14)
OCT. 24 Marshall (no game)
OCT. 31 at Rutgers (20-37)
NOV. 7 Temple (35-14)
NOV. 14 at Bowling Green (no game)
NOV. 21 at Bucknell (28-8)

Cambridge, Mass.
Color: Crimson

THE DOPE: The Crimson revitalization program under Coach John Yovicsin seems ready to pay off. Gamblin' Charlie Ravenel brought joy to The Square last year when his daring quarterbacking paid off, and for the first time in a long while Harvard is looking forward eagerly to a new season. Consistency was the trademark of the ground game: Ravenel, Fullback Sam Halaby and Halfbacks Chet Boulris and Larry Repsher averaged between 3.7 and 4.1 yards a carry from the T. Up front, however, there may be some frenetic efforts to ready an almost entirely new line, for End Hank Keohane is the only returning starter. New talent from a freshman outfit which had a 6-1 mark will have to give a lot of help. Most likely prospects are End Bob Boyda, Guard Bill Swinford and Tackle Darwin Wile. Harvard will show plenty of pep and just might have its first winning season in five years if the new linemen can hold up.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 4, lost 5, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Massachusetts (no game)
OCT. 3 Bucknell (no game)
OCT. 10 Cornell (14-21)
OCT. 17 Columbia (26-0)
OCT. 24 Dartmouth (16-8)
OCT. 31 at Pennsylvania (6-19)
NOV. 7 Princeton (14-16)
NOV. 14 at Brown (22-29)
NOV. 21 at Yale (28-0)

Worcester, Mass.
Color: Purple

THE DOPE: The Crusaders are under doctor's care—Dr. Eddie Anderson, that is. As he enters his 34th campaign as a major college coach and his 16th autumn at Worcester, he is prepared to treat his patient with care. He'll have to, for the patient has been hurt. First came the loss of Quarterback Tom Greene and Guard Jim Healy via graduation. Then came the news that John Moynihan, a fine junior fill-in for Greene, was ineligible. However, there is hope, for steel-like Guard Vince Promuto and Captain Charlie Pacunas, a two-way end, are healthy. Running the multiple T attack will be either Ken Komodzinski, Terry Byron or a sophomore flash named Joe Corr. With Greene gone there will be more running, most of it by John Allen, who does everything well at halfback. End Jack Fellin and Halfback Kevin Malone are standout sophomores who are given a chance of cracking the starting lineup.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 3, tied 0

SEPT. 26 at Dartmouth (14-8)
OCT. 3 Villanova (no game)
OCT. 10 Dayton (26-0)
OCT. 17 at Syracuse (14-13)
OCT. 24 at Columbia (no game)
OCT. 31 Colgate (20-0)
NOV. 7 Boston U. (16-8)
NOV. 14 at Penn State (0-32)
NOV. 21 at Marquette (14-0)
NOV. 28 Boston College (8-26)

Easton, Pa.
Colors: Maroon and white

THE DOPE: The Leopards are spotty. Up front things are shaky, what with holes to be filled at both tackles. On the other hand, all the backfield posts in this split-T outfit should be well staffed. Cementing the defense will be four staunch linemen—End Dan Wooten, Tackles Joel Gustafson, Dave Bloyse and Guard Gary Schulz. Precocious Sophomore Halfback Walt Doleschal accounts for good yardage on runs and punt returns and is the most encouraging prospect from a freshman crop that won four without a setback. Others who should make the varsity are Fullback John Franco and Tackle Jim Fadule. Captain Don Nikies led the Middle Atlantic Conference university division in rushing and will be at fullback. Dividing the assignment at quarterback will be Merle Bainbridge and Wayne Cipriani. Over-all, Coach Jim McConlogue is in a good position to match or better his first year's results.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 5, lost 3, tied 1

SEPT. 26 at Pennsylvania (no game)
OCT. 3 at Muhlenberg (27-14)
OCT. 10 Delaware (7-6)
OCT. 17 at Temple (35-0)
OCT. 24 Bucknell (34-6)
OCT. 31 at Gettysburg (19-13)
NOV. 7 Rutgers (0-18)
NOV. 14 Tufts (8-16)
NOV. 21 at Lehigh (14-14)

Bethlehem, Pa.
Colors: Brown and white

THE DOPE: The Engineers have a lot of retooling to do. Faulty academic equipment claimed Fred Gross, total offense leader as a sophomore, and he'll be hard to replace. Studies and military service took two substitute guards. At the controls of Coach Bill Leckonby's split-T machine will be Bob Scheu and George Theiss. Sharing the halfback duties will be converted Fullback Charlie Lull and Al Richmond, a lithe 160-pounder with a six-yard rushing average. New arrival Boyd Taylor will battle Charlie Wentz for the fullback opening. When not going out for passes, Bill Jones and Jim Needham, a pair of skyscraping ends, will join Center Ed Murphy and Tackle Walt Meincke in forming a tough defense. Lehigh, with a sturdy defense and added experience, will better its treadmill-type 3-3-3 record. But Leckonby is glancing ahead to 1960, when all but one starter (barring another spring disaster) will return.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 3, lost 3, tied 3

SEPT. 26 at Delaware (8-7)
OCT. 3 at Cornell (no game)
OCT. 10 at Gettysburg (14-14)
OCT. 17 Tufts (no game)
OCT. 24 at Rutgers (13-44)
OCT. 31 Bucknell (35-14)
NOV. 7 VMI (7-7)
NOV. 14 at Davidson (no game)
NOV. 21 Lafayette (14-14)

Orono, Me.
Colors: Blue and white

THE DOPE: The Black Bears have been chasing Connecticut for the Yankee Conference honors for the past few years, and even with 18 of 28 monogram winners on hand the task is imposing. A wobbly defense, caused by the loss of six first-string linemen, is Coach Harold Westerman's major worry. He will reconstruct around Tackle Harold Violette and is grooming both Tackle Tom Vassar and Fullback Dale Curry for duty at center. The loss of Quarterback Bob Pickett is another problem, and it looks as though Manch Wheeler will get the call. His main targets will be Ends Maurice Dore and Dave Kerry. Running will supply most of the offensive punch. Wayne Champeon spearheads a trio of bruising halfbacks that also includes Jack Welch and Gerry de Grandpre. Furnishing added ground power will be Fullback Bob Bragg. It will take a lot of good runs to offset a line that averages little more than 190 pounds.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 2, tied 0

SEPT. 19 at Massachusetts (19-6)
SEPT. 26 at Rhode Island (37-8)
OCT. 3 Vermont (26-0)
OCT. 10 at New Hampshire (14-0)
OCT. 17 Connecticut (6-21)
OCT. 24 at Bates (40-0)
OCT. 31 at Colby (12-16)
NOV. 7 Bowdoin (37-0)

Amherst, Mass.
Colors: Maroon and white

THE DOPE: The Redmen got their hides tanned under last fall's sun, and this year will be no more comfortable. Coach Charlie O'Rourke will have his braves charging from a wing T with flankers and will have much-improved John Conway sending out the smoke signals at quarterback. Conway is good on long passes, poor on short ones and is in need of receivers. Tom Delnickas has few peers in the Yankee Conference as a slashing halfback, and Roger Benvenuti should chip in with some assistance. Dick Hoss will crash up the middle from his fullback position. This rebuilt backfield shapes up fairly well, but O'Rourke will have to go with sophomores to plug the guard vacancies and, with just two senior regulars on the line, will experiment a lot. In all, the line is green and short on experience. The Redmen are improving in time to buck a tougher schedule but will have to wait until 1960 before they are a threat in the Conference.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 2, lost 6, tied 0

SEPT. 19 Maine (6-19)
SEPT. 26 at Harvard (no game)
OCT. 3 Delaware (14-28)
OCT. 10 at Connecticut (14-28)
OCT. 17 Rhode Island (8-24)
OCT. 24 at Northeastern (0-12)
OCT. 31 Boston U. (14-28)
NOV. 7 Brandeis (36-14)
NOV. 14 at New Hampshire (25-24)

Annapolis, Md.
Colors: Blue and gold

THE DOPE: The Middies are counting on a couple of guys named Joe—Quarterback Tranchini and Halfback Bellino. Tranchini's hand-to-hand guided passes hit their target 57% of the time. Bellino led the receivers with 19 grabs and when carrying the ball gained 4.2 yards a try. That's not all. There is yet another Joe—Fullback Matalavage—and he thundered ahead with a 6.7-yard rushing average. Then, too, there is Halfback Roland Brandquist, who equaled Bellino's rushing mark and also caught 17 passes. New Coach Wayne Hardin will go along with the plans of his predecessor, Eddie Erdelatz, for two-platooning. He will also retain the multiple offense installed late last season. Under the platoon system each of two units will be sprinkled with comparable talent, and each will play about half of every quarter. Captain Jim Dunn will be the defensive stanchion as the Middies sail into an accelerated 10-game schedule.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 3, tied 0

SEPT. 19 at Boston College (no game)
SEPT. 26 William & Mary (14-0)
OCT. 3 at SMU (no game)
OCT. 10 Syracuse at Norfolk (no game)
OCT. 16 at Miami, N (no game)
OCT. 24 at Pennsylvania (50-8)
OCT. 31 at Notre Dame (20-40)
NOV. 7 Maryland at Baltimore (40-14)
NOV. 14 George Washington (28-8)
NOV. 28 Army at Philadelphia (6-22)

Durham, N.H.
Colors: Blue and white

THE DOPE: The Wildcats have two-thirds (16 of 24) of their lettermen back from a squad that won one-fourth (two of eight) of its encounters. Coach Clarence (Chief) Boston is counting on another good effort from Tackle Don Trimble and may have to switch him to guard to lead the sweeps out of the wing T. If Sam Paul, a snappy passer, can overcome play-calling difficulties, and if the Wildcats can come up with some grabby ends, the offense will be better balanced. It appears, though, there will be a shortage of receivers, throwing the bulk of the work on Halfbacks Johnny Robes, a breakaway whiz with a 6.1-yard rushing mark, and Danny Ruskiewicz, a hard driver with a 3.9-yard average. At fullback will be Joe Vaillancourt. Sophomore Halfbacks Dick Mezquita and Charlie Beach will provide valuable speed. Some early wins are needed, and if this happens the Wildcats could win about one half of their games.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 2, lost 6, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Northeastern (0-12)
OCT. 3 at Rhode Island (13-20)
OCT. 10 Maine (0-14)
OCT. 17 at Delaware (14-36)
OCT. 24 Brandeis (18-8)
OCT. 31 at Connecticut (0-34)
NOV. 7 at Springfield (43-20)
NOV. 14 Massachusetts (24-25)

Colors: Red and blue

THE DOPE: The Quakers' coach, Steve Sebo, has his work cut out for him, and he will be puffing away trying to assemble offensive and defensive lines. His backs should generate enough drive to score consistently if the slow-moving linemen can pull out fast enough to provide interference. Just 10 of 32 lettermen graduated, but only three returnees—Ends Barney Berlinger and Jon Greenawalt and Center Ron Champion—can be counted on for topflight service up front. Directing the wing T traffic will be Larry Purdy, who might do well to junk some of his conservatism for a little more daring. Dave Coffin, sporting a 5.1-yard ball-carrying average, is the fleetest man in the Ivy League. To keep defenders from ganging up on him he will need some help, and this he will get only if Fred Doelling and Jack Hanlon stay healthy. The limb is shaky, yet the prediction is for Penn to have its first winning team since 1951.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 4, lost 5, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Lafayette (no game)
OCT. 3 Dartmouth (12-13)
OCT. 10 at Princeton (14-20)
OCT. 17 Brown (21-20)
OCT. 24 Navy (8-50)
OCT. 31 Harvard (19-6)
NOV. 7 Yale (30-6)
NOV. 14 at Columbia (42-0)
NOV. 26 Cornell (7-19)

University Park, Pa.
Colors: Blue and white

THE DOPE: The Nittany Lions had Coach Rip Engle in a lyrical mood after spring practice. Engle, by no means a natural-born optimist, whistled at the very mention of Quarterback Richie ("the best all-round back in the country") Lucas. And the sounds of Halfbacks Dick Hoak, Jim Kerr and Eddie Caye plus Fullback Pat Botula slamming into the line were like music to Engle's ear. Maybe Lucas isn't the best, but his improved passing enables him to execute the option play with metronomelike accuracy. He is a clever runner and good punter. Blocking and tackling by linemen such as End Norm Neff, Guards Earl Kohlhaas and Bill Popp and Tackle Andy Stynchula will once again sound like thuds from a bass drum. The offensive line will again strike with authority. However, there is need for better linebacking, and more speed would come in handy. Penn State should waltz to its 21st consecutive winning season.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 3, tied 1

SEPT. 19 at Missouri (no game)
SEPT. 26 VMI (no game)
OCT. 3 Colgate (no game)
OCT. 10 at Army (0-26)
OCT. 17 Boston U. (34-0)
OCT. 24 Illinois at Cleveland (no game)
OCT. 31 at West Virginia (14-14)
NOV. 7 Syracuse (6-14)
NOV. 14 Holy Cross (32-0)
NOV. 21 at Pittsburgh (25-21)

Colors: Blue and gold

THE DOPE: The Panthers, busy licking graduation wounds, are faced with a schedule that leaves little time for recuperation. The loss of both starting guards and the center, a lack of speed and a shortage of depth becloud Coach John Michelosen's prospects. Newcomers will have to help out, and the best bets are Guard Larry Vignali and Quarterback John Sakal. Four excellent players—Ends Mike Ditka and Ron Delfine, Tackles Bill Lindner and Ken Montanari—buttress the line. There is a vortex of confusion in the backfield. Ivan Toncic, a gifted quarterback, needs help and should get it from Sakal. Chuck Reinhold, the only halfback speedster, is injury-prone and also needs aid. His relief may come from a group of slow but promising runners led by Joe Scisly and Curt Plowman. Fred Riddle, a blasting fullback in 1957, lost his touch and may lose his job to highly regarded Jim Cunningham.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 5, lost 4, tied 1

SEPT. 19 at Marquette (no game)
SEPT. 25 at USC, N (no game)
OCT. 3 UCLA (27-6)
OCT. 10 Duke (no game)
OCT. 17 at West Virginia (15-8)
OCT. 24 TCU (no game)
OCT. 31 Syracuse (13-16)
NOV. 7 at Boston College (no game)
NOV. 14 Notre Dame (29-26)
NOV. 21 Penn State (21-25)

Princeton, N.J.
Colors: Orange and black

THE DOPE: The Tigers nearly clawed their way to the Ivy title last year only to come afoul of Dartmouth in the final game. This fall Coach Dick Colman will almost surely continue his winning ways if he can solve his interior line woes. He will have back 19 of 33 lettermen. Gone, though, are Guard Joe DeDeo and two top tackles. Solidifying the line will be durable stalwarts Center Frank Szvetecz and Tackle Clark Woolley, plus Ends Ed Kostelnik and Jim Blair. There is a shortage of depth at some backfield spots, though Sophomore Quarterback Phil Carlin hopefully will release Mike Ippolito for fullback duties. Colman's single wing has some talented operatives in Wingback Mike Iseman and Tailbacks Hugh Scott, Dan Sachs and Jack Sullivan. The Tigers will be battling for the title again and they have the help of seven home games, including the traditional finale with Dartmouth's defending Ivy League champs.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 3, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Rutgers (0-28)
OCT. 3 at Columbia (43-8)
OCT. 10 Pennsylvania (20-14)
OCT. 17 Colgate (40-13)
OCT. 24 Cornell (8-34)
OCT. 31 Brown (28-18)
NOV. 7 at Harvard (16-14)
NOV. 14 Yale (50-14)
NOV. 21 Dartmouth (12-21)

Kingston, R.I.
Colors: Blue and white

THE DOPE: The Rams would be in good shape if they did not have to play any defense, but there is no way Coach Herb Maack can arrange it. Half of his dozen returning lettermen are backs, and four of his five losses were from the line. Three all-Yankee Conference backs—Roger Pearson, Bill Poland and Don Brown—return. Pearson, a two-time selection, directs the split-T. Poland, who packs 210 pounds on a 5-foot-9 frame, missed last season due to injuries. Brown will team with dangerous John Rollins at halfback. If Jim McCormick is recovered from a disc operation, or if Sophomore Phil Saulnier can manage at center, Roland Bettez will be able to move back to his normal tackle spot. Bettering last year's record will depend on the development of new talent for the line. The Rams' foes averaged more than 25 points a game last fall, and even the fine Ram backs will have a hard time matching that.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 4, lost 4, tied 0

SEPT. 19 at Northeastern (6-26)
SEPT. 26 Maine (8-37)
OCT. 3 New Hampshire (20-13)
OCT. 10 at Brandeis (52-22)
OCT. 17 at Massachusetts (24-8)
OCT. 24 at Brown (6-47)
OCT. 31 Springfield (28-14)
NOV. 7 at Buffalo (no game)
NOV. 14 at Connecticut (8-36)

New Brunswick, N.J.
Colors: Scarlet and black

THE DOPE: The Scarlet Knights' armor, dented by the loss of Billy Austin and Bruce Webster, is still shiny. Defensively, the team gave up just 8.6 points a game last year and will be stingy again. Offensively, it will not approach its 33.4-point scoring average which led the nation. Coach John Stiegman has 26 of 37 lettermen to again try for Rutgers' first modern unbeaten season after barely missing last year. Replacing Austin at tailback will be capable Bill Wolf. Amy Byrd, second in team rushing with a 4.6 average, is set at wingback, and Jim Rogers, a former fullback, seems to have made the switch to quarterback. Bill Tully may have a hard time keeping his fullback job from Steve Simms, but the latter's brother, Bob, will have no difficulty getting an assignment. Bob, sixth nationally with 33 catches, is a masterful end. Whether at guard or end, Bob Clark will do rugged work, and Jud Pahls will be a stubborn defensive tackle.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 8, lost 1, tied 0

SEPT. 26 at Princeton (28-0)
OCT. 3 Connecticut (no game)
OCT. 10 Colgate (21-7)
OCT. 17 at Bucknell (57-12)
OCT. 24 Lehigh (44-13)
OCT. 31 Delaware (37-20)
NOV. 7 at Lafayette (18-0)
NOV. 14 Villanova (no game)
NOV. 21 at Columbia (61-0)

Syracuse, N.Y.
Colors: Orange and blue

THE DOPE: The Orangemen have some hard-to-fool linemen, some hard-to-stop backs, and yet their destiny seems to depend on the outcome of the search for a hard-to-find quarterback. Last season was the best in Syracuse history as Coach Ben Schwartzwalder's boys were tied for second in the nation in scoring (29.3 points a game) and seventh in defense against scoring (6.6 points a game). Schwartzwalder has more talent than ever, but he must find a first-class signal caller. Bob Thomas may get the assignment but his health is uncertain. Art Baker, an excellent straight-ahead runner, will be at fullback. Gerhard Schwedes, team leader in rushing and receiving, will be joined at halfback by Sophomore Ernie Davis, who has an abundance of speed and power and who has been likened to the great Jim Brown. On the line Guards Roger Davis and Bruce Tarbox are rock solid and provide the mortar in the wall.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 8, lost 1, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Kansas (no game)
OCT. 3 Maryland (no game)
OCT. 10 Navy at Norfolk (no game)
OCT. 17 Holy Cross (13-14)
OCT. 24 West Virginia (15-12)
OCT. 31 at Pittsburgh (16-13)
NOV. 7 at Penn State (14-6)
NOV. 14 Colgate (47-0)
NOV. 21 at Boston U. (42-0)
DEC. 5 at UCLA (no game)

Colors: Cherry and white

THE DOPE: The Owls are able to see a bit of hope in spite of the darkness of a winless 1958 season. Coach Pete Stevens, who feels his boys will improve, is counting on a little more speed, 12 returning monogram winners and a lot of help from sophomores. He is not sure who his quarterback will be but believes either Chickie Downham or John McShane will do well. Stevens is relying on Charlie Lotson and Ted Morris for an offense that has been altered from a straight T to a wing T with an unbalanced line. Morris is the fastest runner the Owls have had in years and could be breakaway threat. Up front the main reliance is on Tackles Ray DePalma and Bob Arangio, plus End Danny DePalma. The rest of the starting line will probably be sophomores. The Owls claim they can't do worse than last year's 0-8 showing—and probably won't—though the schedule shows that they have a chance this fall to lose nine games.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 0, lost 8, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Buffalo (6-54)
OCT. 3 Scranton (0-6)
OCT. 10 Muhlenberg (18-21)
OCT. 17 Lafayette (0-35)
OCT. 24 Hofstra (6-34)
OCT. 31 at Drexel (no game)
NOV. 7 at Delaware (14-35)
NOV. 14 at Bucknell (6-44)
NOV. 21 at Gettysburg (6-22)

Burlington, Vt.
Colors: Green and gold

THE DOPE: The Catamounts are enjoying the new elan generated by a rebuilding drive aimed at a full Yankee Conference schedule by 1962. Cheered by the largest spring turnout in years, an impressive freshman squad and 15 of 24 regulars from 1958, Coach Ed Donnelly is justifiably optimistic. Offensive strategy will be geared around Halfback Roy Greene, ace pass defender and total yardage leader for the past two seasons. Quarterback in this wing T that will feature plenty of passes will be Peter Lyford. Diminutive Halfback Lou Petronaci and Fullback John Babic fill out the backfield. They will be running behind adequate protection, but the hitch is that there is a big drop in ability from the first string to the reserves. Tackles Lou Kronek and Ira Effron and Guard John Marino will bolster the line. A good offense will have to counteract defensive shortcomings if the Catamounts are to have a winning record.

SCHEDULE (1958 Score)
1958 Record: Won 2, lost 2, tied 1

SEPT. 26 Coast Guard (30-30)
OCT. 3 at Maine (0-26)
OCT. 10 Hobart (14-18)
OCT. 17 Rochester (0-46)
OCT. 24 Norwich (12-16)
OCT. 31 at St. Lawrence (26-7)
NOV. 7 at Middlebury (20-6)

Villanova, Pa.
Colors: Blue and white

THE DOPE: The Wildcats are supposed to be the toughest band Coach Frank Reagan has assembled in his six years at Villanova. Reagan has more depth, lettermen, speed and new talent than ever. Victories will not come easily, for Jim Grazione, who ignited the 1958 club with his quarterbacking, is gone. Ed Roehre, good in the air, not so good on the ground, is his probable replacement. He will have a healthy-sized line to work behind, but his slowness afoot will cut the effectiveness of Reagan's pet quarterback rollouts. Giving him a hand with the offense will be Fullback Bill Paczkoskie and Halfbacks John Daniels and Jim Ward. Paczkoskie can ram up the middle with bruising power and can block with equal vigor. Roehre will have his problems, and compounding them will be the dearth of receivers. Sturdiest of the Villanova linemen are Furman Nagle and Bill Craig, a pair of hard-hitting 225-pound tackles.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 6, lost 4, tied 0

SEPT. 19 West Chester State (28-14)
SEPT. 27 at Xavier (Ohio) (no game)
OCT. 3 at Holy Cross (no game)
OCT. 10 at Boston College (21-19)
OCT. 17 at Miami (Ohio) (no game)
OCT. 24 Virginia Tech (no game)
OCT. 31 Dayton (9-6)
NOV. 7 at Army (0-26)
NOV. 14 at Rutgers (no game)
NOV. 21 at Detroit (7-0)

Middletown, Conn.
Colors: Cardinal and black

THE DOPE: The Cardinals' jigsaw puzzle lineup is such that it is hard to educe much hope. Dom Squatrito, a high school guard but a halfback last year, is expected to be sent back to his former job by Coach Norm Daniels. Filling the other guard opening and the center gap will be difficult. In short, the line picture, which must be pieced together at five positions, must rely on players averaging less than 190 pounds. The quarterback selection is going to be tricky. Although either Jim Sams or John Alvord might fit, they are both marked "fragile." Jack Mitchell, a good field goal kicker, should fit at fullback. Dick Huddleston, who saw service at quarterback last year, and Tony DeMiro are cut from the same die: each is a halfback, each is swift, each weighs a scant 160. Fitting in the missing pieces will not be easy, and the task of creating a season-long winning combination is formidable.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 4, lost 4, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Middlebury (0-8)
OCT. 3 at Bowdoin (32-8)
OCT. 10 Coast Guard (15-6)
OCT. 17 at Worcester Tech (8-20)
OCT. 24 at Amherst (0-19)
OCT. 31 Swarthmore (14-6)
NOV. 7 Williams (7-16)
NOV. 14 Trinity College (22-18)

Williamstown, Mass.
Color: Purple

THE DOPE: The Ephmen have tipped their hats in final farewell to the class of 1959, which helped construct a remarkable three-year record of 18 wins, three losses and two ties. Coach Len Watters lost 19 lettermen and will have just 10 left. In charge of the split-T will be John Whitney, who will give his handoffs to Fullback Bob Stegeman and Halfbacks Bob Rorke and Eric Widmer. Whitney's passing should measure up to last year's standards, but the running will slip below the accustomed level. The line is inexperienced and the over-all defense weakened, though Tom Millington and Bob Kauffman are sturdy linebackers. Watters has started his rebuilding, a phrase synonymous with a decline in wins. A victory in the season's finale with Amherst would probably wrap up another Little Three title and help assuage the anguish of a mediocre year but the beginning of a new era of exciting and successful play.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 7, lost 1, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Trinity (0-12)
OCT. 3 at Colby (46-6)
OCT. 10 at Middlebury (31-0)
OCT. 17 Bowdoin (48-28)
OCT. 24 at Tufts (37-8)
OCT. 31 Union (40-6)
NOV. 7 at Wesleyan (16-7)
NOV. 14 Amherst (12-7)

New Haven, Conn.
Color: Blue

THE DOPE: The Bulldogs completed the fall from first to last place in three short years of Ivy League competition. Coach Jordan Olivar will have most of his 1958 squad back, but even this seasoned outfit will have a hard time climbing to the middle of the standings. Uncertainty at quarterback is the main concern. Art La Vallie and Tom Singleton are the top choices, though Sophomore Bill Leckonby has the potential to take over. Ready for duty at halfback will be Nick Kangas, Mike Curran and Dick Winkler. Curran averaged nearly six yards a carry last fall. Winkler led the scorers with 32 points, was second in rushing and paced the Bulldogs in pass catches. A pair of husky tackles, Jim King and Harry Olivar, and Center Mike Pyle are the main bulwarks in the forward wall. Pyle is one of the best of the Ivy League linebackers. A lot depends on newcomers, but only one—Mascot Dan X—is sure of a job.

SCHEDULE (1958 Scores)
1958 Record: Won 2, lost 7, tied 0

SEPT. 26 Connecticut (8-6)
OCT. 3 Brown (29-35)
OCT. 10 Columbia (0-13)
OCT. 17 at Cornell (7-12)
OCT. 24 Colgate (14-7)
OCT. 31 Dartmouth (14-22)
NOV. 7 at Pennsylvania (6-30)
NOV. 14 at Princeton (14-50)
NOV. 21 Harvard (0-28)




WATCH FOR: Quarterback Bob Leach as he seeks targets


WATCH FOR: Joe Caldwell's handling of the offense


WATCH FOR: Catlike moves of Captain-Guard Frank Casey


WATCH FOR: Halfback Paul Cancro, BU's "Little Tank"


WATCH FOR: Up-the-middle drives of Paul Choquette


WATCH FOR: Paul Terhes: one of the East's top passers


WATCH FOR: Stan Kowalski: a hard-lo-move guard


WATCH FOR: Development of Bob Paske as field general


WATCH FOR: Harvey Brookins' attempts to get in the open


WATCH FOR: Bill Minnerly as he sidesteps opponents


WATCH FOR: Dave Feeney's fine two-way work at guard


WATCH FOR: Jake Crouthamel: linebusting ground-gainer


WATCH FOR: Sturdy center play by Mark Hurm


WATCH FOR: Downfield passes aimed for End Hank Keohane


WATCH FOR: Guard Vince Promuto's bruising line play


WATCH FOR: Don Nikles' charges from fullback post


WATCH FOR: Swift play diagnosis by Center Ed Murphy


WATCH FOR: Maurice Dore: tall, talented pass catcher


WATCH FOR: Smooth strides of Halfback Tom Delnickas


WATCH FOR: Aerial magic performed by Joe Tranchini


WATCH FOR: Good yardage on drives by Danny Ruskiewicz


WATCH FOR: Lightning runs if Dave Coffin breaks loose


WATCH FOR: Versatile Richie Lucas' runs, kicks, passes


WATCH FOR: Bill Lindner: standout offensive tackle


WATCH FOR: Sturdy Frank Szvetecz—captain, center


WATCH FOR: Left-handed tosses by Roger Pearson


WATCH FOR: Long-fingered catches by End Bob Simms


WATCH FOR: Big, fast-moving Roger Davis, a guard


WATCH FOR: Tackle Bob Arangio, wisest Owl lineman


WATCH FOR: Roy Greene, hub of offense, pass defense


WATCH FOR: Powerful runs, blocks by Bill Paczkoskie


WATCH FOR: Small, spirited, swift Back Tony DeMiro


WATCH FOR: Fullback Bob Stegeman's offensive antics


WATCH FOR: The linebacking methods of burly Mike Pyle