Sport: Bowl Games

Vexed was many an Eastern football fan last week by a decision made in California. Instead of inviting the teams of Pittsburgh or Fordham—both undefeated this year and tied only by each other, both rated tops by most Eastern experts—the University of California invited a team rated merely next to tops to play in Pasadena's Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.

No mean choice did California make, however. It chose a great Alabama team coached by Frank Thomas who was Knute Rockne's quarterback at Notre Dame in 1921-22. This choice gives California a chance...

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