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Sport: Scoreboard, Nov. 26, 1956

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¶ As football rounded the November corner, conference standings and bowl claims began to come into focus. Yale, still smarting from eight defeats in the last nine games with Princeton, buried the previously unbeaten Tigers 42-20, assured itself at least a tie for the Ivy League championship. Iowa’s Hawkeyes hung on to a thin 6-0 lead over Ohio State, edged up on the Big Ten title and copped their tickets to the Rose Bowl. Michigan State dropped out of the Big Ten title scramble by losing to Minnesota, 14-13. Oregon State just managed to squeak past Idaho, 14-10, won a rematch with Iowa in Pasadena. Pitt, which will happily accept a bowl bid, proved it could handle one by tripping Army, 20-7.

¶ Comfortably ahead of any spring dickering over salary, Yankee Mickey Mantle was practically assured of a sizable raise by the Baseball Writers Association. New York’s switch-hitting center fielder was the sportswriters’ unanimous choice as the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 1956. Runner-up: the Yankees’ Catcher Yogi Berra, winner the last two years.

¶ As a last-minute reminder of what the Olympics lost when the Dutch withdrew (TIME, Nov. 19), Holland’s lithe young (16) swimmer, Atie Voorbij, lowered the world’s 100-meter butterfly record by 1.3 seconds, churned the distance in 1:10.5. Next day her teammate, Ada den Haan, 15, set a new 200-meter breaststroke record of 2:46.4.

¶ Leaving the pack behind in the stretch, a French colt named Master Boing took the Washington, D.C. International at Laurel, Md., by five lengths from the American horse, Mr. Gus.

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