Sport: Jock Out

After the Rose Bowl game of 1937, University of Pittsburgh's victorious Coach John Bain ("Jock") Sutherland asked Athletic Director W. Don Harrison for a handful of spending money so that the team, having just netted Pitt $95,000 by beating Washington, could celebrate in Hollywood. Director Harrison primly refused. Jock shelled out the money himself, fought the matter out in Pittsburgh until Harrison resigned that March. It was then that Chancellor John Gabbert Bowman turned from firing "liberal" teachers to purifying Pitt's frankly subsidized football team.

The Bowman plan not only proposed to put Pitt on a simon-pure basis, eliminating 35 annual football...

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