Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mighty Mites in the News...

The Mites seemed to propel a powerhouse of new might that kept fancy plays and talented players on the national stage. When Rusty Russell was creating the new offensive plays for SMU in the 1940s, he had a team again making national news in magazines like Collier's and Life (issues above in 1948). Former Mighty Mite Brownie Lewis was the co-captain of that undefeated SMU team (see Brownie in the earlier post). The November 6, 1948 Colliers and the September 27, 1948 Life magazine wrote about the "razzle-dazzle plays" that were not just "hot air" in the scorching Texas heat.

Brownie is pictured above in these two photos in Life. He is the one soaking in the tub in the photo above right.

The Mighty Mites are still making news. This month they made the cover for Texas Co-op Power magazine (above) for the December issue feature story, The Mighty Mites - The Orphans Who Could (pdf), by Jim Dent.



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