Sport: Counterattack

Only five days before the key game with Michigan, No. 2 team in the nation, gloom shrouded Army's football field at West Point. Army's swift halfback and 1955 team captain, Mike Zeigler, was under punishment, walking with his rifle in the barracks area instead of practicing plays. His offense: though a first-rate student and on the dean's list, Cadet Zeigler had drunk a beer in an officers' mess. He was stripped of his team captaincy and barred from football for the season.

Help came from, of all places, Belgium and the U.S. Navy. Prince Albert of Belgium, in the U.S. as the...

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