Sport: Hard Knox

In the football season of 1934. Knox College of Galesburg, Ill., lost eight games without scoring a point, ran its string of consecutive defeats up to 27.* When he resigned last week. Coach Lloyd Burdick, who lost 27 lb. during the season, gave his explanation: ''They did the best they could but the material wasn't there. . . . I will always remember every fellow who played on the 1934 Knox team as hard workers. . . . Nine of the regulars didn't even have any high-school football experience. . . . I'll...

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