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Wisconsin alumnus football bulletin
Volume 59, Number 4 (Oct. 28, 1957)

Wisconsin alumnus football bulletin,   pp. [1]-[7] ff.

Page [7]

  No    fewer  than  six  sophomores
started for the Badgers against Iowa-
Jim Holmes, left end; Dan Lanphear
and Jim Heineke, tackles; Jerry Stalcup,
right guard; Ron Steiner, right half-
back, and Bob Zeman, fullback. Of 27
players in the game for Wisconsin, 3
were sophomores.
  The Badgers made their first appear-
ance in the national football ratings in
some two years anyway. The week of
Oct. 7 Wisconsin was rated seventeenth
in the nation. Following the conquest of
Purdue on Oct. 12, the team moved up
four notches to the number thirteen slot.
This reign among the top twenty
abruptly ended after their 21-7 defeat by
Iowa on Oct. 19.
  In Wisconsin's first four games, the
Badgers scored 19 touchdowns. Twelve
were via rdnning plays, four on passes,
one on a blocked punt, one on a pass in-
terception, and one on a fumble.
  Of the twelve runs, eight of them
were from within the 10-yd. line, and
five came from within the two yard line.
Going to the other extreme, three of the
other four TD runs were 73 yards or
more. Halfback Danny Lewis romped
80 yards for one score and 86 for an-
other. Quarterback Sidney Williams ran
73 yards for a TD.
  The "long and short" of the Badger's
passing attack was split evenly. Two
long scores (56 and 62 yards) and two
short ones (19 and 10 yards) were
  Halfback Ron Steiner came close to
setting a new Badger record when he in-
tercepted a West Virginia pass, and
scampered 94 yards for a TD against the
mountain boys.
You'll Like Homecoming: 1957
Les Brown and lllini Will Both Play
                         By John McEvoy
O LD GRADS and not-so-old grads
    will soon be directing their atten-
tion to the week end of Nov. 15, 16 and
17 as the autumn days breeze past and
Wisconsin's 1957 Homnecoming moves
up on the calendar.
  The "really big" week end of the fall
season, the theme of which this year is
"Dreamland", annually represents re-
newed, friendships, dances, parties, deco-
rations and a top gridiron attraction.
And this autumn's escapades promise to
be just as exciting as ever.
  Wisconsin's Homecoming opponent
this year is the rough and tough outfit
from Champaign, Ill., coach Ray Elliot's
fighting Illini. The Badger's head man,
Milt Bruhn, knows that his boys will
have to be at their best for the fray,
which is renewal in the lengthy series
between the two Big Ten schools.
  Pre-game activity gets underway Fri-
day in gaudy fashion with decoration
judging and a parade of floats con-
structed by the various campus groups,
who every fall turn their efforts to pro-
ducing clevely constructed vehicles of
prize-winning stature.
  After the parade, the traditional "Yell
Like Hell" pep rally, which is an an-
nual exercise for healthy students with
durable vocal chords, will be held at the
Union entrance. This silence-shattering
session noisily sets the stage for the
week end.
  Friday night the Field House will be
scene of the annual music show, which
this year features the big band of Les
Brown. Male vocalist Andy Williams
will join the Brown aggregation for
what is expected to be a real "swingin' "
evening. When the show closes, all offi-
cial entertainment for Friday night is
over and the informal celebrations take
the spotlight.
  Morning coffee is an American insti-
tution whether or not one needs it after
a night of being strenuously welcomed
back. So the Memorial Union custom of
coffee time from 9:30 to 12:30 will once
again be renewed. This period of pleas-
ant morning relaxation is known as the
Re-Union Coffee Hour and provides a
good opportunity for former students to
get reacquainted with old friends and
faculty members.
            King Joe Irwin
  Name tags will be provided and free
coffee and donuts will be served by hosts
and hostesses from the Union Social
committee. The committee is also plan-
ning some mid-morning entertainment
in the Lounge.
  Saturday afternoon's encounter with
Illinois will not only provide some out-
standing Western Conference football
but also is a chance for the many re-
turnees to see Wisconsin's famous march-
ing band in action once more. Badger
Block, one of the midvwest's flashier card
sections, will also add color to the
  In addition to the many campus par-
ties scheduled for Saturday night, there
will be a dance in the Great Hall of the
Union with Bobby Christian's band pro-
viding musical background for the occa-
  That's an outline of Homecoming '57.
The only factor that has been left to
chance is the actual attendance of the
now out-of-school Badgers. The hope is
that a good many can come back for an-
other fling on the college scene at their
alma mater.

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