Sport: Home on the Range

If there is anything that tugs at a Texan's superiority complex, it is the fact that no Texas college has ranked No. i in the football polls for more than 20 years. No state takes the game more grimly. Rawboned youngsters begin locking noseguards in the second grade. Texas supports four bowl games (Cotton, Bluebonnet, Sun, Prairie View), three professional franchises, 30 college teams—and many of the nation's football bookmakers. The eight teams in the Southwest Conference* have produced some 65 All-Americas, are the breeding grounds for such superb professionals as Yale Lary,...

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