Sport: Scoreboard, Feb. 20, 1956

¶Only two weeks after he fired Coach Johnny Cherberg, a move that made public the scandalous state of football at the University of Washington (TIME, Feb. 13), Athletic Director Harvey Cassill resigned. Indignant Seattle sport fans regarded Cassill's departure as only a start toward cleaning up the mess.

¶Running on grass at Auckland, New Zealander Murray Halberg, 22, set an unofficial turf-track mile record of 4:01.8, a performance that suggested he is ready to crack the four-minute barrier with the right kind of competition on cinders.

¶ In a lonesome race with the clock at Velsen, Holland, Swimmer Atie Voorbij, 15, broke her...

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