ERNIE DAVIS WINS HEISMAN TROPHY The Syracuse wiz-kid, halfback Ernie Davis, receives the Heisman Trophy as the best college player of the year. He ran Syracuse's opponents ragged and now hopes to play eight or ten years as a pro.
MARYLAND VERSUS NORTH CAROLINA FOOTBALL University of Maryland versus University of North Carolina football game. The non-athletic highlight of the game is the presence of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the stands, the first football game ever seen by the British monarch is a thriller all the way as the Terps thrash the Tarheels, 21-7.
OREGON STATE VERSUS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA A big opening game in the Coast Conference, at Portland, Oregon. Oregon State lives up to advanced billing in a grid thriller against Southern California, winning 20 to 0.
OKLAHOMA VERSUS PITTSBURGH FOOTBALL At Pittsburgh, Oklahoma's Sooners keep college football's longest winning streak alive as they open the season with a searing assault against Pittsburgh, winning 26 to 0.
KENNEDY URGES PHYSICAL FITNESS Addressing the Football Hall of Fame dinner, the President touches on his career in the Armed Forces under General MacArthur and the General gets a laugh. He then urges Americans to become participants, and not merely spectators, in sports.
ARMY-NAVY: MIDDIES WIN 62ND CLASSIC That classic climax to any football season--the ARMY-NAVY game--sees a hundred thousand jamming Philadelphia Stadium. The traditional pre-game color sees the Middies and Cadets march on the field in measured strides. President Kennedy, an old Nayy man, tosses the coin for the two captains as they take the field and Navy sinks the Army 13 to 7. The educated toe of Greg Mather accounts for two Navy field goals.
MOVIE HONORS KNUTE ROCKNE The screen version of the life of Notre Dame's famed football mentor has a gala premiere in South Bend, Indiana, with scores of film celebrities on hand for the event. Pat O'Brien plays the role of Rockne. The marching band spells out Rockne. The stars watch the game.
GIANTS BEAT THE COLTS After a near-disaster in the first half, the New York football Giants come back in the second half to down the Colts: 37 to 28. The Giants fumble 5 times in the first half to almost hand the game to the Colts. In the second half Y.A. Tittle gets going and quarterbacks the Giants to the decision that send the Baltimore eleven reeling.
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